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Contreras Preciado Headline Boxeo Telemundo Friday Night

Boxeo Telemundo,” the #1 Spanish-language boxing program in the U.S., continues its all-star boxing lineup this Friday night, August 28 at 12am midnight ET. This week’s action will be headlined by up and coming stars Dennis “El Martillo” Contreras and Belmar Preciado, set to face each other in a 10-round fight for the World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedecentro Flyweight Title. The event will be broadcast live from Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. on Telemundo as well as on the Telemundo Deportes App.

Mexican Dennis “El Martillo” Contreras (21-10-1-19 KO’s), is eager to take home a win against Belmar Preciado (20-2-13 KO’s), hoping it will be the key to more opportunities against U.S. based fighters.

“I am ready to fight with anyone, I feel that I am in the best stage of my career, mentally, physically, with the experience to make a good fight, and fight with any champion,” said Contreras, adding he feels ready to fight with global featherweight stars such as Gary Russel Jr. and fellow Mexican native “Vaquero" Navarrete.

While this week marks the Boxeo Telemundo debut and first fight this year for both boxers, Preciado, the 32-year-old featherweight title contender is more than ready for the challenge. Friday’s fight marks the Baranquilla, Colombia native’s first U.S. fight following the cancellation of his St. Patrick’s Day bout against Belfast’s Michael Conlan at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater.

Calling the action are “Boxeo Telemundo” veteran boxing commentators, Edgar Lopez and Florida Boxing Hall of Famer Rene Giraldo alongside World Boxing Champion and former Olympian Abner Mares.

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