Undefeated Nor. Cal Fighters LaRon Mitchell and Alberto Torres Invade Corona
August 25, 2017
Anthony Saldana (19 articles)
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Undefeated Nor. Cal Fighters LaRon Mitchell and Alberto Torres Invade Corona

By Anthony “Stacks” Saldaña

Friday night at Omega Products International in Corona, California, Thompson Boxing Promotions brings fight fans another edition if it’s “Path to Glory” fight series. Headlining the event will be undefeated WBC-NABF Heavyweight Champion LaRon Mitchell (15-0, 13 KOs) of San Francisco, California as he makes his first title defense against Michael Bissett (14-9, 8 KOs). Mitchell who had five fights in 2015 and five in 2016 will enter the ring for the first time since defeating Scott Alexander and capturing his title last October. “I got a late start in the sport so it was important to be active early on,” said Mitchell, who turned 37 in May. “Now that I’ve built up my resume, I can be more selective in when I fight.” Mitchell however is not your ordinary heavyweight champion. The fact is Mitchell is a school teacher at St. Elizabeth’s in the Oakland area, where he teaches physical education for grades K-8. Mitchell who is looking to shake up boxing’s heavyweight division with a victory Friday night has gone the distance his last two fights, but plans on changing that when he takes on Bissett. “Heavyweights are the main course and fans want to see knockouts,” said Mitchell.

In the Co-main event, NABF Junior featherweight champion Erick Ituarte (17-1-1, 2 KOs) of Santa Ana, California, will also make his first title defense

against Alberto Torres (10-0-2, 4 KOs) of Modesto, California. Ituarte, who is sitting on a ten fight winning streak, won a split decision against Isaac Zarate in May to win the vacant NABF Junior featherweight title. Ituarte who comes forward and brings all out action in his fights has become a local fan favorite. “I like to attack,” Ituarte said. “Some fighters like to sit back for the first few rounds, but I don’t like to waste any time. I think Torres isgoing to have a hard time.”

In what possibly could be fight of the night, a pair of undefeated junior lightweights will go toe to toe when Roberto Meza (8-0, 4 KOs) of Temecula, California takes on undefeated prospect Giovanni Cabrera-Mioletti (8-0, 2 KOs) of Chicago in a 6-round bout.

Other bouts include

(Super Featherweights) Ruben Torres (debut) vs Jesse Cruz (0-1)

(Super Flyweights) Saul Sanchez (3-0, 2 KO’s) vs TBA

 

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