World Boxing Association

WBA Twin Bill in Houston

By WBA 27/02/2009

 

Houston, Texas will be the stage for two WBA mega championship bouts named Supremacy next February, 28 at the Toyota Center, the main event of the evening will be the highly anticipated rubber match between former featherweight and super featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez from Mexico who will battle for the vacant WBA lightweight super championship and also the vacant WBO lightweight championship against former undisputed lightweight champion Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz from Houston, Texas. Both warriors will fight for the belts vacated when Nate Campbell  was unable to make weight for his February 14 fight against Ali Funeka.

In the co-main event WBA featherweight champion Chris “The Dragon” John will make the eleventh defense of his title and his American debut when he takes on home crowd hero and USA 2000 Olympic silver medal Rocky Juarez.