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Amilcar Vidal tries to bounce back, faces Domicio Rondon in Uruguay

Amilcar Vidal
Fighters Network

Amilcar Vidal hopes to bounce back in familiar territory. 

Vidal will face Domicio Rondon tonight at the Radisson Victoria Plaza in his hometown of Montevideo, Uruguay. The 10-round bout will headline a card that will stream live on the ProBox TV application and YouTube page (8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT). 

Tonight will also debut a partnership between ProBox TV, which is run by Garry Jonas, and longtime promoter Sampson Lewkowicz. 

“We are pleased and proud to announce this outstanding broadcast partnership,” said Jonas. “Sampson Boxing is a very accomplished brand in the sport and, just like ProBox TV, Sampson is known for putting many of the world’s best young fighters in their most exciting fights. We look forward to a long and prosperous partnership. This development demonstrates our commitment to growing the channel by offering even more consistent-quality boxing content to our current and future viewers.”

Lewkowicz agrees. 

“I see a great future for this partnership and for ProBox TV,” said Lewkowicz. “Garry Jonas is a true fan of the sport with the vision to set the standard for boxing broadcasting in the new century. Don’t miss any of these shows, as they will feature the top stars of the future from South America.”

Vidal (16-1, 12 knockouts) is promoted by Lewkowicz. Vidal last fought on March 4 against Elijah Garcia in a clash of unbeaten prospects. It was an even fight until Garcia stopped him in the fourth round.

The 27-year-old fought a handful of times on Showtime programming, including on ShoBox cards. Vidal’s most notable victory took place in July 2021, defeating former contender Immanuwel Aleem by majority decision. 

Vidal does have three victories over unbeaten prospects, including Carlos Capelari, Zach Prieto, Leopoldo Reyna, and Edward Jeramie Ortiz.

Rondon (17-5, 11 KOs), who resides in Cumana, Venezuela, last fought on March 18 of last year, stopping overmatched Jose Rafael Marcano in the opening round. His most notable fights were back-to-back losses to junior welterweights Pedro Campa and Jose Zepeda in 2018. 

In the co-feature bout, Olympian and unbeaten featherweight prospect Mirco Cuello of Arroyo Seco, Argentina will square off against Venezuela’s Antonio Guzman in a 10-round bout.

Cuello (11-0, 10 KOs) knocked out Flecher Silva in the sixth round of his last bout on April 1. The hard-hitting Cuella scored back-to-back knockout victories over Michel Da Silva and Leivy Frias, both of whom were unbeaten prior to facing Cuello.

The 22-year-old is also promoted by Lewkowicz.

Guzman (23-3, 19 KOs) has won three of his last four bouts, all against winless opponents. In December 2021, Guzman was stopped by unbeaten junior featherweight Kevin Gonzalez in the second round.   

Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He can be reached at [email protected]