June 14, 2024
Robert Garcia: Raymond Muratalla is Lightweight Division’s Best Kept Secret

FRESNO, Calif. – Raymond Muratalla has designed an unbeaten history without the need of a lot fanfare. That could transform as long as he carries on successful.

Muratalla, the proficient lightweight, will confront Humberto Galindo tonight at the Help you save Mart Heart in Fresno, California. The 10-spherical bout will be the ultimate undercard struggle prior to the major ESPN telecast, which will be headlined by the junior welterweight clash concerning Jose Ramirez and Richard Commey.

The Muratalla-Commey combat is scheduled to stream are living on ESPN+ at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT.

Muratalla (16-, 13 knockouts), who resides in the Los Angeles suburb of Fontana, final fought November 12 in Las Vegas, battering as soon as-overwhelmed Miguel Contreras right before successful by knockout in the sixth round. The win around Contreras came almost four months just after Muratalla defeated Jair Valtierra, who also entered the struggle with just one decline, by unanimous determination.

The 26-calendar year-outdated is educated by Robert Garcia in nearby Riverside. Because his times in the amateurs, Muratalla has benefited from sparring quite a few major contenders and prospective clients at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy. 

Garcia, who also trains Ramirez, alongside with previous WBC world junior bantamweight titleholder and recent WBA earth junior bantamweight titleholder, believes Muratalla can make a run to the best of a really competitive lightweight division.

“Raymond Muratalla is (the) lightweight division’s finest saved key,” Garcia advised BoxingScene Thursday. “After his next two fights (10 rounders), he will exhibit the earth that he (is) completely ready to compete from any top light-weight in the world. Raymond is just one of the most gifted fighters we have in my gym proper now.”

Muratalla has stopped 10 of his very last 11 opponents.

Galindo (14-2-1, 11 KOs), who is at first from West Covina, also a suburb of Los Angeles, and now resides in Tijuana, California, missing by unanimous choice to unbeaten Artem Harutyunyan in his previous bout on June 22. 

The 23-yr-aged Galindo has misplaced two of his past three fights, with the get sandwiched involving two defeats coming in August 2021, stopping Darvin Galeano, who entered the fight unbeaten, in the initially spherical. 

Francisco A. Salazar has penned for BoxingScene due to the fact September 2012 and has lined boxing in Southern California and abroad considering the fact that 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He can be arrived at by e mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing