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He never doubted that he would again have a chance to challenge for a world crown and the day has come.

It will be on Friday, July 15, when the Panamanian boxer Carlos ‘Arañita’ Ortega will have his long-awaited option of being crowned universal monarch when he challenges the current titleholder, the Dominican Erick ‘MiniPacMan’ Rosa.

The fight will be the star of a primer that will take place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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“We kept training in the gym. They had already told us about this possible fight and we never lost hope that it would materialize”, said ‘Arañita’ Ortega, world ranked No. 11 at 105 pounds in the WBA.

‘Arañita’ Ortega, 32, added that now they will have more time to have an excellent preparation and plan a good strategy for the fight.

“We will have enough time to fine-tune the preparation for this fight with my trainers Juan Mosquera and Raynier ‘Cuba’ Veliz,” said the boxer from La Chorrera, West Panama province.

For this fight, the boxer from Isthmus has already started sparring with left-handed boxers, a guard owned by the world champion.

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The boxer from Isthmus will appear in this world championship fight with a record of 15 wins, six losses, three draws and six knockouts.

Among his most resounding triumphs is the one he had when he conquered the minimum silver championship of the World Boxing Council (WBC) on August 23, 2014 when he defeated his compatriot Leroy ‘El Sensacional’ Estrada by unanimous decision.

For his part, Rosa, 22, became the WBA minimum regular world champion last December after defeating Filipino Víctor ‘Vic’ Saludar by unanimous decision.

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