Back in the 80s and early 90s, Guillermo “Memo” Mayen, a successful Tijuana businessman, was quite arguably the biggest club show promoter in Baja California if not northern Mexico. Quite like a border town Don Chargrin, Mayen was knows to put on shows every Monday night showcasing a local talent. Known for putting on fighs that escalated to all out wars, Mayen was the king of the typical Mexican stand off. After a long lay off, Mayen has thrown his hat back in the mix in the city which is quickly turning into a boxing hotbed and will present his first show of 2012 this upcoming Thursday night, February 16th. The fight card will take place at the Las Pulgas Nightclub on the legendary Revolucion Avenue in the heart of Tijuana’s downtown. Just like in the past, Mayen is featuring local fighters but what remains to be seen is whether the wars that he was known for also make a comeback since in his new incarnation, Mayen is towing a number of protected fighters.
In one of the co-main events, #13 WBC ranked minimum weight Julio Cesar “Gatito” Felix (16-3, 6KOs) of Tijuana will face unheralded Cristian Aguilar (5-2, 1KO) of Agua Prieta, Mexico in a ten rounder. Felix is steadily but surely getting his rhythm back after taking over a year break to concentrate on his studies. In his last performance, Felix had a tough outing but was still able to scrap together a ten round split decision win over Sergio “Elegante” Nuñez in September of last year. In Aguilar, Felix will hopefully put together a better display of his boxing since he will be, on paper, Aguilar best opponent yet.
In the other co-main, former Tijuana amateur standout Emilio Bojorquez (18-1, 12KOs) will look to take care of late sub Eduardo Iñiquez (2-6-1, 2KOs) of Rosarito, Mexico, in a scheduled six round bout. Bojorquez, a natural 130-135 pounder, is scaling back the weight after a two-year hiatus where he dedicated himself to a budding musical career. In his last bout in the super welterweight limit, Bojorquez sent veteran journeyman Jorge Juarez into retirement. Juarez’s claim to fame is that once he fought current WBC super welterweight champ Saul “Canelo” Alvarez to a four round draw. Now Bojorquez looks to campaign in the light welterweight division before making the decision to make the extra effort to get down to lightweight.
In an interesting turn of events, after suffering the flu and not being able to fight in the last Bobby D. Presents show last month, Emilio’s younger brother, undefeated super bantamweight Christian “Huevo” Bojorquez (4-0, 1KO), will take on Jose Iñiguez (3-9, 1KO) in a six rounder. Iñiguez just so happens to be the aforementioned Eduardo’s cousin which results in a brothers vs. cousins showdown.
Also featured on the card will be local bantamweight Luis “Chupacabras” Gomez (5-3, 3KOs) vs. Mario Lara (0-5) also of Tijuana plus three more fights.
Las Pulgas Nightclub is centrally located on Revolucion Avenue between seventh and eight streets and is a mere five minute taxi cab ride from the U.S.-Mexico border. Tickets range from $300 ($24dlls) to $100 pesos ($8dlls) with ladies gaining entry at the special price of $50 pesos ($4dlls). Doors open at 7:00pm with the first punch thrown at 8:00pm. All ages welcome.