by Gary Purfield
Saturday from Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico’s Victor Terrazas 32-2-1 (18 KO) and Colombia’s Jose Palma 15-5-2 (10 KO) will meet in a twelve round super bantamweight bout. The bout is not for a true title but has been sanctioned for the WBC Silver Super Bantamweight title to ensure appropriate fees can be collected by Jose Sulaiman and the WBC.
Terrazas was a little known commodity until his last fight when he upset Fernando Montiel in November of last year. Montiel was favored but the hard charging Terrazas imposed his will early and often. He dropped Montiel in the fifth and opened several cuts en route to a twelve round unanimous decision win. The win was considered a passing of the torch, so to speak, from one Mexican fighter to another.
Terrazas has not lost in more than two years since being stopped in nine rounds by Rendall Munroe. His other defeat came in his first professional fight back in 2003. In addition to Montiel, Terrazas has wins over Nehomar Cermeno and Antonio Meza. Terrazas has won seven straight since the loss to Munroe. Now he looks to continue the momentum and attention he gained from defeating the well regarded Montiel with a win this Saturday.
Across the ring Jose Palma does not look to provide a stiff challenge on paper. Palma is filling in on late notice as Rafael Hernandez was the original opponent. Palma should be easy work for Terrazas as his wins have come mainly against competition with poor records and has lost in any bout against higher opposition. His last bout was a wide unanimous decision loss to Alejandro Lopez, who gained attention upsetting Teon Kennedy.
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