“Atrisco Kid” announces February Fight in Mississippi

New Years day Fidel Maldonado Jr. and the Atrisco Boxing Team were hard at work at the JSC Memorial Boxing Gym. When gym owner Ray Lopez went live on Facebook to break the big new.

February 1st in Biloxi, Miss, as part of the undercard for Yordenis Ugas vs. Mike Dallas Jr. which will be Fox Sports 1; Fidel Maldonado Jr. (27-4-1) will face unbeaten Michel Rivera (17-0) in a lightweight bout.

After not competing in 2018, Maldonado Jr. reestablished himself by 3-0 in 2019. “The Atrisco Kid” was last in action in August stopping Juan Santiago by TKO for his 20th career knockout victory. Rivera is a native if the Dominican Republic, who’ll be fighting in the United States for the third consecutive bout. Following a decision win over Rene Tellez Giron and a referee stoppage of Jose Luis Gallegos in the first two. The 21-year-old has 11 of her 17 wins by knockout.   

I reached out to Maldonado Jr. for a quote and he simply offered, “I just can’t wait to fight”. 

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