THOMPSON BOXING PROMOTIONS TIDAL WAVE HITS THE SOUTHWEST WITH A TRIPLE THREAT THIS FRIDAY, JULY 20!!!
Orange, CA – A massive Thompson Boxing Promotions tidal wave hits the Southwest as three different fight cards from the Orange County-based company will take place on Friday, July 20, from Laughlin, Nevada to Santa Ynez and Ontario, California.
A regional title fight between Mexican contenders Juan Carlos Burgos and Cesar Vazquez erupts at the Edgewater Casino in Laughlin, a lightweight collision between Miguel Acosta and Art Hovhannisyan will be the main event at Chumash Casino, and Charles Huerta faces Eduardo Arcos in a junior lightweight main event from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario.
Few promoters have ever dared this feat.
Tijuana, Mexico’s Burgos (29-1, 19 KOs) has proven several times that he’s capable of winning a world title and seeks to prove it against equally impressive Cesar Vazquez (25-0, 16 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico in an expected war for junior lightweight supremacy. Both will be battling for the WBO Latino junior lightweight title in Laughlin, Nevada. ESPN2 will televise the event along with a semi-main event pitting East L.A.’s Aron Martinez (17-1-1, 4 KOs) against Prenice Brewer (16-2-1, 6 KOs) in an expected welterweight war. The event is co promoted by Art Pelullo’s Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing Promotions.
North of Santa Barbara, CA, former world champion and lightweight contender Miguel Acosta (29-5-2, 23 KOs) of Venezuela battles Glendale, California’s Art Hovhannisyan (14-0-2, 8 KOs) in the main event at Chumash Casino in picturesque Santa Ynez. The boxing main event will be televised live on SHOWTIME’s ShoBox: The New Generation and it’s promoted by Gary Shaw Productions in association with Thompson Boxing Promotions.
Further south, Thompson Boxing’s newly signed, Charles Huerta (16-3, 9 KOs) heads a list of outstanding Southern California prizefighters appearing at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario. The popular Paramount prizefighter always brings his caravan of fans. But it won’t be easy against the always-dangerous junior lightweight Eduardo “Latigo” Arcos (16-7-1, 13 KOs) in the main event set for eight rounds. Don’t count out Tijuana’s Arcos. Any time he connects it’s for good.
Allentown’s Miguel Diaz (8-0, 3 KOs) returns to the Ontario faces Evaristo Primero (15-14-1, 7 KOs) in an eight round bout. Despite living in Pennsylvania the hard punching Diaz has become an Inland Empire fan favorite with his aggressive style. Primero has faced the best. Will his experience be too much for Diaz?
It’s Colombia versus Mexico when Daulis Prescott (24-1, 18 KOs) fights Pablo Torres (6-4-2, 5 KOs) in a featherweight bout. Prescott is the younger brother of Breidis Prescott who knocked out Amir Khan several years back. Both Prescott brothers wield serious firepower. Torres also has a punch. All of his wins have come via knockout.
Rigoberto Flores (4-1, 2 KOs) of Northridge, Calif. meets Hector Garza (3-6, 2 KOs) of Texas in a six round junior welterweight contest. Flores is making his sixth appearance at the Doubletree and must deal with left-handed Garza. Lefties are puzzling for everyone.
In other fights Sylmar’s Sergio Nuñez (6-0-1, 4KOs) fights Houston’s Jesus Mendez (3-2, 2 KOs) in a junior lightweight clash. San Pedro’s junior bantamweight Isaac Zarate (3-0) opposes Corpus Christi’s Jeremy Longoria (3-1, 1KO).
San Diego’s junior welterweight Giovanni Santillan (2-0, 1KO) meets Laredo’s Alberto Espinoza (1-1).
Tickets for the “Path to Glory” card are priced at $74, $45 and $30 and may be purchased by calling: 714-935-0900. Bouts subject to change. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the first bell rings at 7:45 pm. The Doubletree Hotel is located at 222 North Vineyard Avenue in Ontario. The hotel phone number is 909-937-0900.