September 11 2018
By: Jacob Ellis
The International Boxing Federation (IBF) just announced that a final title eliminator has been ordered at super bantamweight. The Springfield, New-Jersey based sanctioning body ruled that Mexican Cesar “Corazon” Juarez (23-6, 17 KOs) will face undefeated Thomas Ward (24-0, 3 KOs) next for a chance to meet new champion T.J. Doheny for the title.
The 27-year old Juarez last appeared on the first of September scoring a unanimous decision win over Jorge Sanchez at Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana, Mexico. Corazon has further put together 3 straight wins since being stopped by current WBO world champion Isaac Dogboe January 6thof this year.
Ward most recently recorded a points victory as well defeating Alvaro Rodriguez July 27that Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring. He also took home a vacant IBF European super bantamweight belt in that one. The 24 year old West Rainton resident also claimed a BBBofC British super bantamweight strap with a victory over James Dickens at First Direct Arena in Leeds, May of last year. The contender also known as Taylor Ward tentatively has a return date scheduled October 13th at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, U.K.
Doheny (20-0, 14 KOs) won that 122 pound championship with a unanimous decision over ex-champ Ryosuke Iwasa August 16th from Korakuen Hall. The 31-year old Bondi Junction, New South Wales, Australia-based titlist originally hails from Ireland.
We are sure to hear more as things take shape. Check back with us at FightZoneNews.com for any news on the sport both in and around the ring.