PANAMA CITY, Panama — The 31st WBO Convention in Panama could not be imagined without a thrilling boxing event, and that is precisely what boxing fans and convention attendees will get on October 31 at the plush Centro de Convenciones Vasco Núñez de Balboa in Hotel El Panamá in Ciudad de Panamá.

The exciting main event is the intriguing battle between unbeaten, promising, young featherweights, Jean Carlos “Chapito” Rivera (15-0, 10 KO’s) of Puerto Rico, and Jason “El Alacrancito” Sánchez (12-0, 6 KO’s) of New México for the vacant WBO World Youth Featherweight crown.

Also, in a battle of experienced world-ranked warriors, José “Páncora” Velásquez (21-6-2, 14 KO’s) of Quellón, Chile, faces tough Yenifel Vicente (33-3-2, 25 KO’s) of the Dominican Republic for the WBO Latino Super Bantamweight belt.

Moreover, unbeaten Argentina fighter “El Avión” Agustín Gauto (9-0, 5 KO’s) climbs up to the square ring to take on skilled world-ranked Nicaraguan former world-title challenger Carlos “Chocorroncito” Buitrago (30-4-1, 17 KO’s) for the vacant WBO Latino 108-pound strap.

In addition, unbeaten world-rated 2-time Olympian Jeyvier Cintrón (8- 0, 4 KO’s) of Bayamón, Puerto Rico, defends his WBO Latino 115-pound title against veteran Ricardo “El Matemático” Nuñez 29-8, 23 KO’s of La Chorrera, Panama, in a 10-rounder battle that promises fireworks.

Furthermore, world-ranked WBO Latino Super Featherweight champion Francisco Fonseca (22-1-1, 16 KO’s) of San Ramón, Costa Rica, makes the second defense of his Latino belt against heavy-handed challenger Yohan Vásquez (21-2, 18 KO’s) of the Dominican Republic.

2-time Olympian Jeyvier Cintrón of Bayamón, Puerto Rico, defends his WBO Latino 115-pound title against Marvin Solano of Managua, Nicaragua


Moreover, two non-stop action-packed 6-rounder preliminary clashes between young Panamanian fighters are set crank up “Copa Cemento Interoceánico.”

Undefeated Jaime Valdespino (3-0, 2 KO’s) of Curundú takes on Eliécer Tenorio (2-2, 1 KO) of La 24 de Diciembre; plus, Edgardo Avila (1 -1, 1 KO) of Ciudad de Panamá squares off hard-hitting José Beitia (3-1-1, 3 KO’s) of David, Chiriquí. Winners will fight each other in the co-main event of next fight card “Box Zona 4” in Panama.

This exciting boxing event during the WBO 31st Convention is a production of Panama promotion company G&V Entertainment in association with PR Best Boxing Promotions of Puerto Rico.

Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event (Oct 31) or by contacting

Ticket prices:

Super VIP: $ 125 US Dollars
VIP Area: $ 65 US Dollars
Preferential: $ 25 US Dollars

Panamanian sponsors for this boxing show are:

Cemento Interoceánico 100% Panameño, Cable Onda Sports, Centro Comercial Los Andes Mall; Cerveza Panamá; El Siglo, El Periódico del Pueblo; RPC Radio, Telemetro Radio, Caliente 97.1; Super Q; Arrendadora Económica, No 1 en Alquiler y Venta de Autos; Ambulancia Vive and Radio Station Wao 97.5 FM Panama.

Fights Start at 7 PM.

By Carlos Costa / PhilBoxing

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- Two-time Puerto Rican Olympian Jeyvier Cintron will defend his WBO Latino title at 115 pounds against Nicaraguan Marvin Solano in a fight to be held on Wednesday, October 31, during the WBO Convention in Panama.

“We have Jeyvier facing another experienced rival like Solano and he will be defending the belt he won last month, looking for a better position in the WBO ranking. Jeyvier’s fight is one of the main ones on the card. We are working on the WBO Convention in Panama, which will have other good bouts,” said Peter Rivera, vice president of PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), and who works Cintron’s career.

Cintron (8-0, 4 KOs), who was recently ranked #9 by the WBO at 115 pounds, will expose his belt against Solano (21-2, 8 KOs) in a 10 rounds bout.

The Puerto Rican, who is signed by promoter Top Rank, was crowned WBO Latino champ at 115 pounds with a wide unanimous decision win over Mexican Francisco Alonso Melendez (15-3, 13 KOs) on September 1, Contron also holds the WBO Youth world title at 118 pounds.

After his participation in the 2016 Olympics, Cintron, trained by former double world champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon, made his professional debut in April 2017, year in which he fought just two times, but in 2018 he has had six bouts, two of them for titles.