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Ponce De Leon, Velez top card

Updated: February 9, 2013, 3:58 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

One of boxing's most passionate nationalistic rivalries will be renewed when featherweight titlist Daniel Ponce De Leon of Mexico defends his belt against Jayson Velez of Puerto Rico on March 2 at the Apollo Theater in New York.

Golden Boy Promotions formally announced the fight, which will headline a Showtime-televised tripleheader, on Friday.

"There's nothing like boxing's Mexico-versus-Puerto Rico rivalry, and this fight between Ponce De Leon and Velez is going to be explosive from ...

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