Venezuelan update: Fradimil Macayo to make American Debut

Source: WBA


Venezuelan update: Fradimil Macayo to make American Debut

On Saturday, June 8th, Venezuelan lightweight Fradimil Macayo (17-1) will face undefeated Louisianan Deonte Brown (15-0) in Orlando, Florida. The ten-round lightweight bout will be the main event at the Caribe Royale. In the co-feature, Jonathan Gonzalez (19-1) will face Edward Ulloa Diaz (14-5) in a Puerto Rico vs. Domincan Republic middleweight contest.

A native of Carupano, Venezuela, Macayo will step into the ring for the first time in 2024. His most recent fight was at the end of last year, which he won by unanimous decision against Cuba's Idalberto Umara (12-2). Macayo has had little activity in recent years. In 2022, his only fight was a win vs. Mexico's Armando Ramirez (8-4-2) by unanimous decision, while in 2021 he went 2-0. He won by knockout in Colombia against local Carlos Saenz (22-14) and at the end of the same year he beat Humberto Martinez (33-15-2). Ths time, Fradimil (17-1), 31, will have the opportunity to face an American fighter for the first time in his career. He also has a knockout percentage of over 76 percent (13 on the career), and three of his last five wins have come by knockout.

Brown, like his opponent, has had little activity in the ring in recent times, will be back after just over two years of inactivity. His last ring action was in March 2022, where he won by knockout in the ninth round against the Mexico's, Jesus Saracho (13-2-1). With 11 Kos to his credit, Brown, age 28, has a knockout power of over 70%. Likewise, his last five fights have all ended by knockout.