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Friday, February 18, 2022

Mor Oknin to Fight in Tijuana Tomorrow

Mor Oknin is scheduled to fight tomorrow night at Plaza Monumental in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico on the undercard of Jaime Munguia's fight with D'Mitrius Ballard. Oknin, who is from Israel, is 1-0 with one KO. His debut came in Mexico as a super flyweight last April. Oknin controlled the action before his opponent retired during the first round due to injury.

Oknin weighed in at 110.2 pounds for tomorrow's contest. He spent time in Los Angeles, California in the United States and worked out with legendary trainer Freddie Roach before heading to Tijuana just over the border. Oknin shared pictures of the trunks he will wear into the ring tomorrow with The Jewish Boxing Blog. He asked The JBB not to post the pictures until Saturday night, but they are quite sleek. Mor went with a different design for this fight. As in his debut, he'll sport a Star of David and the number 26 on his trunks, though.

There is some question about Oknin's opponent. A bout sheet lists Luis Cervantes as the opponent. Cervantes is credited with a 3-11 record including one KO and being from Agua Prieta, Mexico on the bout sheet. BoxRec doesn't list a Luis Cervantes from Agua Prieta with a record close to 3-11. There is a Luis Cervantes who is an 0-2 flyweight from Hermosillo, though. Cervantes, if that is his real name, did not weigh in.

When asked, Oknin said his opponent was Valle Quiroz Perez. Perez would likely be making his debut tomorrow night as BoxRec does not list anyone by a similar name in the flyweight or surrounding divisions. The JBB contacted one of the promotional companies associated with event, Zanfer, to clear up things, but they have yet to respond. This bout, whoever it's against, is scheduled for four rounds.

Another site names Oknin's opponent as Rigo Cruz Ceberos. Ceberos, a native of Agua Prieta, is 3-11 with one KO.

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