Ponce De Leon Eyes World Title Shot!
On Friday, May 4, a hard-hitting double-header comes to The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., when FOX Sports Regional Networks and FOX Deportes televise an exciting doubleheader featuring an all-Mexican clash between former World Champion Daniel Ponce De Leon of Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Eduardo “El Chucky” Lazcano in the 12-round main event for the vacant WBC USNBC Super Featherweight Title, while in the co-feature, perennial contender and Las Vegas favorite Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith tangles with Derrick Ennis in a 10-round junior middleweight showdown.
At a grand opening of the Mecca Boys & Girls Club, Standnfight’s Dominic Serna caught up with Ponce De Leon and got his thoughts on his upcoming fight with Lazcano.
DS: You have a fight coming up with Eduardo Lazcano.
De Leon: Yes, May 4th.
DS: What are you expecting?
De Leon: He’s an aggressive fighter, one that comes forward and he has a pretty good record 24-2.
DS: Being that he comes forward and has a style similar to you, are you preparing for fireworks?
De Leon: Given the fact that he comes forward, my sparring sessions have been pretty effective in terms of getting me ready for his style, so I’ll be ready.
DS: You’re now managed by Espinoza Boxing, how’s that been going?
De Leon: Everything’s going good. This is my second fight with their management. It’s good working with them.
DS: Orlando Salido recently beat Juan Ma Lopez in their rematch, is a fight with Salido in your future?
De Leon: Absolutely, first I have to get past this fight on May 4th then hopefully fight for a world title in September against Salido (WBO) or Jhonny Gonzalez (WBC).
DS: You went up to super featherweight last year and tested the waters against undefeated prospect Adrien Broner. Some people felt you won that fight, are you looking to eventually move up to 130 and possibly a rematch?
De Leon: I’m comfortable at 126 but if there is an opportunity at 130 I’d think about it but right now I’m really comfortable where I’m at.
DS: Thank You.
De Leon vs. Lazcano and Smith vs. Ennis are presented by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions. FOX Sports Regional Networks, the nation’s leading provider of local sports, and FOX Deportes, the leader in U.S. Latino sports media, will simulcast the event live at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets, priced at $100, $60, $30, $25, along with a limited number of VIP suite seats priced at $125, go on sale SATURDAY, April 21 at 12:00 p.m. PT and will be available for purchase at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000.