Riverside’s Junior Welterweight, Jose “El Niño” Reynoso, returns to his favorite stomping grounds at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario to accept the challenge of Adan Hernandez, of El Pasp, Texas, on Friday, September 23 as once again the Thompson Boxing Promotions ‘Locked N’ Loaded’ fight card returns to the popular fight venue.
Reynoso (14-3-1, 2 KOs) brings his southpaw wizardry once again to California’s Inland Empire as he looks to stretch his unbeaten streak to seven. It’s been more than two years since anyone been able to claim a victory over Reynoso. Since that time he’s proven to be a puzzling opponent for everyone who has faced him including Aris Ambriz, Hector Serrano and Santos Pakau. A berth in the junior welterweight contender’s list awaits him.
Hernandez (14-7, 5 KOs) who hails from El Paso, Texas, has competed against the top prospects in the country including Danny Garcia, Rock Allen, Anthony Peterson and Urbano Antillon. None were able to knock out the Texas hard-hitting prizefighter. He aims for a victory over the meteoric rising Reynoso that could revamp his career.
Tickets for “LOCKED N’ LOADED” are priced at $75, $45, and $30. They are available now and may be purchased by calling 714-935-0900.
In the co-main event, Jonathan “Lil’ Thundr'” Arellano (9-0-1, 2 KOs) fights his first eight-rounder and faces Matamoros, Mexico’s, Fernando Camacho (9-1, 3 KOs) in a junior featherweight prospect showdown. Arellano, who resides in Ontario and trains in Riverside, has shown to be an adept boxer. Camacho intends to show his boxing prowess in front of an American crowd. It’s a pivotal fight for both pugilists.
On the undercard, feisty Sindy Amador of Riverside returns to Ontario and finds Mayela Perez ready to interrupt her undefeated junior flyweight streak. Amador (4-0, 1 KO) attacks brutally and has proven hard to be hard to handle. Mexico’s Perez (9-13-3) has fought four world champions including superstar Ana Maria Torres. The crafty Mexican boxer from Saltillo, Mexico, is equipped to derail the steadily rising Amador.
In the supporting bout, Richard “The Terminator” Contreras has flashed past all six of his opponents so far and looks to add one more victim to his list when he meets Olvin Mejia of Texas. Contreras (6-0, 5 KOs) fights out of San Bernardino and shows amazing strength for a junior featherweight. Mejia (4-4-3, 4 KOs) has fought six undefeated fighters in his short career and knocked out or drew with three. He’s also no stranger to California and will seek revenge after losing during his last appearance in July against the power-puncher Abraham Lopez.
Also featured on the card is an exciting 6-round junior welterweight clash. Venezuela’s Jhon Ortega (6-0-1, 6 KOs) against the ever-ready Alex Viramontes (9-8, 3 KOs) of Riverside. Ortega has shown amazing speed, outstanding power and the skillful ability to set up his power. Viramontes is never an easy opponent and has the ability to beat the unsuspecting.
Other fights on the show include Oxnard’s undefeated welterweight Hugo Centeno (8-0, 6 KOs), Colton’s John Berrelleza and El Paso’s Albert Tovar.
Bouts subject to change. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the first bell rings at 7:30 pm. The Doubletree Hotel is located at 222 North Vineyard Avenue in Ontario. The hotel phone number is 909-937-0900.