Boxing Insider: A New Beginning
Details on the competitors in the six-round flyweight fight Andy Dominguez And Ricardo CaraballoIt’s taking place Thursday night at Sony Hall in New York City.
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ANDY DOMINGUEZ (7-0, 5 KO’s) He looks like a star on the rise, and will look to continue his ascent when he defends his WBA Fedecentro flyweight title on Thursday night.
- Dominguez is originally from the Mexico City area, but he’s not a city boy, he describes himself as a farm boy. He moved to the Bronx when he was ten, and says he was picked on by his classmates, which got him into a lot of fights. His mother took him to the gym at the age of 13 and he has been active in the sport ever since.
- He had 59 amateur appearances and won three New York Golden Gloves championships.
- The professional tournament was held in It was in August 2020, with a four-round decision over Jonathan Correa at the Alamo. Another opponent who went the distance with him was Ivan Vasquez last November.
- On March 26, he knocked out Geronil Borus with a body kick in the first round. In his next fight, on May 14, he stopped Edwin Reyes in the fourth round to win the WBA Fedecentro flyweight title, which was vacant at the time.
- Dominguez is currently ranked 14th in the world at flyweight by the World Boxing Association.
- He works behind a very good jab, and is known to be a good finisher.
- He still maintains his Bronx connection, but trains in Las Vegas.
- He explained that one of the reasons he wanted to become a world champion was to “have a platform to help and inspire others”.
- Weight: 110 lbs
Ricardo Caraballo (7-1, 2 KO’s) He hopes to start fighting more often, and a win over Andy Dominguez on Thursday night could spark that.
- Caraballo is a native of Philadelphia and later moved to Riverview, Florida, in the Tampa Bay area.
- He has a very strong amateur background. Caraballo went to the quarterfinals of the 2006 National Silver Gloves and the semifinals the following year. In the year He reached the National Golden Gloves Championship in 2012 and lost to Leroy Davila.
- Caraballo, however, lost his debut in a four-round decision to Angel Carvajal. It would be a year and a half before he fought again, then five years before his third fight. This has always been difficult for a professional fighter, and injuries have derailed him along the way.
- He remained undefeated after that loss, though no matchup against undefeated Harold Lopez Sanchez in Atlantic City. Caraballo is suddenly cut to the head, causing the referee to stop the action. Because he didn’t make it past the required four rounds, he had to decide without the contest.
- Last time out, he scored a four-round decision over Austin Rivas on Feb. 5.
- The six-round streak became one when Caraballo scored a decision over Edwin Reyes in Atlanta. Reyes is the WBA Fedecentro title that Dominguez lost.
- Caraballo has been heavier than 118-1/2 pounds, but has mostly come in under 112.
- Weight: 109.2 lbs