By Jerry Gonzalez

March 18, 2009 — WBC CABOFE Middleweight Champion and former Contender alum Miguel Espino (19-2-1, 8 KO's) is eager to get back in the ring after almost a year off since his last fight and ready to show the Middleweight division that he is no longer a prospect and should be considered a legitimate contender. Ranked #6 by the WBC, Espino has won his last ten fights dating back to 2004 when he lost a decision to Peter Manfredo Jr. in the semi-finals on the 1st Contender TV Series.

This Saturday, March 21st at the infamous Playboy Mansion, Espino is scheduled to square off against Tijuana’s Alejandro “Terra” Garcia (26-4-1, 24 KO’s) in a 10 round title bout for the WBC CABOFE Championship which will be nationally televised live on TV Azteca America. Garcia is a former light middleweight titlist who is moving up to the middleweight division and is by no means a walk over.

Espino has continued to work hard with long-time trainer John Bray out of Fortune Gym in Hollywood. When asked about Espino’s camp and future, Bray stated “that Miguel has been looking very impressive handling all sparring partners and is on the verge of the Middleweight Championship if he continues to work hard.” Additionally, veteran Joe Chavez recently joined Team Espino and had the following to say “John Bray is a very good friend of mine and I was happy that he asked me to join Team Espino. I look forward to contributing however I can.” With over 60 years of boxing experience in his corner and the boxing skills that he has, Miguel has all the tools necessary for a world title shot.

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