With one of the most exciting come from behind wins in recent memory, Antonio DeMarco (27-2-1, 20KOs) is on top of the world as the WBC lightweight champion. Last October as he trailed on the score cards, DeMarco of Tijuana by way of Los Mochis, Mexico, stopped two-time world champion Jorge Linares in the 11th round of their title bout.
With the win, DeMarco realized a long life dream of being a world champion. Last March, DeMarco defended the title against Miguel “Mickey” Roman with a fifth round KO in his hometown of Los Mochis.
Credit: Team DeMarco
Earlier this week DeMarco was awarded by the Tijuana Boxing Commission an accolade for his performances outside of Mexico in 2011. DeMarco is now set to defend his title once again, now either in Mexicali or Tijuana, on August 20th against Alejandro Sanabria (32-1-1, 24KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico. Sanabria has held the WBC Silver lightweight strap.
“I am ready to fight. I have been in the gym working lightly but soon we will pi...