NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Angelo Leo is getting again within the ring Saturday for the primary time since dropping his WBO tremendous bantamweight title to Stephen Fulton in January. The 20-1 Leo is dealing with the 25-1 Aaron Alameda on the Toyota Heart in Houston, Texas. For Leo, who’s ranked sixth, the battle is about conserving his standing amongst elite fighters and staying within the combine for a shot to win his title again sooner or later.
“You realize, I’ve been a champion. I generally is a champion as soon as once more,” mentioned Leo. “So, that offers me the motivation and I simply need to show to everybody that I’m nonetheless on the prime stage. I’m nonetheless a prime contender and a world champion. I’m at an elite stage and I need to present the folks what I obtained Saturday.”
The principle card has a 7 p.m. MT begin time and can be broadcast on Showtime.
In different sports activities information, New Mexico United midfielder and ahead Amando Moreno has been chosen to the El Salvador Nationwide Group preliminary roster. That makes Moreno eligible to compete within the Concacaf Gold Cup. El Salvador will play their first match on July 10. Moreno’s teammate and ahead Brian Brown has been chosen to the Jamaican Nationwide preliminary roster.
Brown can also be eligible to play within the Concacaf Gold Cup. Brown has represented the Jamaican Nationwide Group 9 instances, scoring his first objective for the “Reggae Boyz” in September of 2019 towards Antigua and Barbuda within the CONCACAF Nations League. Jamaica’s first match is on July 12.
Former Lobo basketball assistant coach Brandon Mason and former Lobo participant and present NNMC ladies’s basketball coach J.R. Giddens are in Van Tate’s Sports activities Workplace this week. The pair are speaking about every thing basketball together with the Lobo Alumni sport scheduled to be performed at The Pit in July.
Artesia pitcher Rylee Crandall is the Gatorade New Mexico Women Softball Participant of the Yr. Crandall was 10-1 on the hill this previous season with a .22 earned run common. She led Artesia to a 16-2 report and Class 4A state event look.
Lastly, the Class 2A girls and boys state observe meet took the highlight Friday. After 19 occasions among the many boys Hagerman has a dominant crew lead with 119.50 factors. Santa Rosa is second with 65. On the ladies crew scoreboard Rehoboth has 81 factors after 18 occasions. Academy For Tech is second with 81 factors.