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Bronx boxer Ismael Villarreal looks to stay unbeaten heading into tonight's fight

Bronx boxer Ismael Villarreal takes on a Friday night fight that could take him to the championship.

News 12 Staff

Feb 17, 2023, 10:59 AM

Updated 492 days ago


What started as fun and games blossomed into a potential professional career for Bronx boxer Ismael Villarreal.
Villarreal started young and just playing around in the ring at first. Villarreal's father Otilio however was a professional boxer and fought some of the biggest names in the sport in the 1990s.
Now 12-0, Villarreal is heading into a fight Friday night that could further develop his chance at a championship.
Ismael currently balances boxing with a day job as a physical therapy aid.
Villareal's Friday night fight will be broadcast on Showtime. If he wins, Villarreal says he'll give up his other job and focus solely on boxing.

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