By Damon Gonzalez- Latinbox Sports
Puerto Rico – In a flash operation, Miami-based Puerto Rican promoter Felix ‘Tutico’ Zabala, president of All Star Boxing, came to Puerto Rico on Tuesday and traveled back in the afternoon of this Wednesday after fulfilling only one goal: sign for his company a young Puerto Rican prospect.
“We signed Yomar Alamo,” Zabala said of the Aguas Buenas junior welterweight who is 14-0 with 11 knockouts.
“We think it’s a great prospect.”
Yomar, managed by his father, Armando, who trains him with Efraín Román in the Samuel Rodríguez gymnasium, began his career linked to Miguel Cotto’s company, but later joined the promoter Carlos Maldonado, for whom he fought for the last time on August 19 last year when he failed in an assault on Zsigmond Vass to win the WBC youth title for 140 pounds.
“He’s going to debut with us on July 28 on a billboard that we will have in Kissimmee,” said Zabala, whose company presents the famous series of Boxing Telemundo billboards.
Alamo, at the center, along with Rubén de Jesús, company meeting coordinator (left), and Tutico. [supplied photo]
The billboard of July 28, however, will be a promotion of Bob Arum’s Top Rank and will go on ESPN, hoping that in it the Puerto Rican Christopher ‘Pitufo’ Diaz collides with the Japanese Masayuki Ito for the junior lightweight scepter of the OMB that is expected to vacate Vasyl Lomachenko.
“Since he has not fought for quite some time, Yomar is going to be fighting there for six rounds, but soon after I’m going to put him in a fight for the WBO youth title,” Zabala said finally.