WBC world rated middleweight David Medina (21-2, 10 KO’s) promises a career defining performance against James Shuler (20-7-1, 14 KO’s) on September 24 in El Paso Texas. Medina’s fight, which is the main event of the eagerly anticipated “El Paso Super Fight 2”, is already the most important of his career. With a #16 world ranking in the WBC, Medina recognizes that the top ten is now in his reach, but promises not to let that distract him.
“My job is to win,” Medina stated, “numbers don’t matter to me. I just have to do what I have to do: win.”
However, few insiders are predicting a cakewalk for the Junction City, Kansas native. Shuler has stumbled in recent fights against Julio Cesar Chavez and Andy Lee, but with his back against the wall he recognizes that it’s do or die for his run as a contender, and he promises a war. It’s a claim that has not fallen on deaf ears with Medina.
“He’s not going to have to look very far to find me,” Medina claimed, “I’ll be right in front of him trading punches. If he wants a war, well, we’ll give the fans what they want.”
Medina’s training has reflected his determination to capitalize on this opportunity. Recognizing what is at stake, Medina is determined to show the boxing world, and the WBC, just how good a fighter he is. He has been training since May with trainer Eric Bonilla, and promises that he is as ready for this fight as he’s ever been. Although it is a natural litmus test to compare his performance to that of #1 ranked Julio Cesar Chavez and highly touted Andy Lee, Medina promises that he will not be thinking about those fighters when he steps into the ring with Shuler.
“Absolutely,” Medina stated when asked if he would have those fights in mind on September 24th, “We watched the Chavez fight several times on Youtube, and we are going to implement some of the things Chavez did. We are going to be looking to take him out early, but be smart about it. With both of our records it should be a good fight.”
Tickets can be obtained by visiting Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com  or 866-448-7849) or by contacting the El Paso Coliseum ticket office at 1-915-533-9899 or by visiting them at 4100 East Paisano Drive in El Paso. Zeferino Entertainment.