🗓️On this day (August 25th, 2007), Puerto Rican underrated legend 🇵🇷Ivan Calderon moved up from a long tenure as Strawweight Champion to fight for 🇲🇽Hugo Fidel Cazares’s WBO Light-Flyweight Title and for the vacant RING Light-Flyweight Championship of the world.
This was yet another addition to the coveted Mexico vs. Puerto Rico rivalry, and the 2 Champions showed out through 12 rounds. Cazares utilized aggression to get to the chest of Calderon, while Ivan used his superior technical boxing abilities to stay on the outside and work. Cazares was a pro at cutting the ring off, and made things difficult for Calderon, however Ivan never lost his cool or composure, operating in limited space. With action ensuing throughout the 🛎️12 rounds, Ivan Calderon was awarded a split-decision victory to become a legitimate 2-division World Champion, hoisting the WBO and ♛RING titles, overall winning his 13th title fight.