Michael Dutchover Headlines “Path to Glory” Friday Night
July 16, 2018
Anthony Saldana (95 articles)

Michael Dutchover Headlines “Path to Glory” Friday Night

By Anthony “Stacks” Saldaña


This Friday night at the Double Tree Hotel in Ontario, California Thompson Boxing Promotions brings fight fans another big night of action as undefeated prospect and 7x National Amateur Champion Michael Dutchover (9-0, 6 KO’s) headlines their fight series “Path to Glory”. Dutchover the Midland, Texas native will enter the ring and take on Mexico’s Sergio Ramirez (4-2, 4 KO’s) Ramirez the heavy-handed Tijuana native is no stranger to Thompson events as he has battled prospects Pedro Moreno and Zhora Hamazaryan to hard fought unanimous decision losses. Now Friday Dutchover will look to come away victorious and move one step closer to a possible super featherweight regional title. “Camp was great, and we worked really smart, I worked on my ring IQ and I know I improved on my flaws from my last fight. I’m definitely confident going into this fight and don’t see how Ramirez can last eight rounds with me. I know Ramirez is a tough fighter who went the distance with two good prospects in Moreno and Hamazaryan, so I really want to go out and make a statement to the boxing fans in attendance and to those watching the Facebook stream.” Stated Dutchover in a recent interview  “I sparred Neri Romero, Fabian Maidana, and the Japanese world champion contender, Masayuki Ito as he prepares for his championship bout with Christopher “Pitbull” Diaz.” Dutchover went on to say “I want to thank everyone in my camp including Danny Zamora, as we all know the importance of this fight, and every other fight in my career. These are fights huge stepping stones for me as I’m on my way to a world title.”


Friday night Thompson Boxing will also be showcasing another local undefeated prospect, and fan favorite as Ruben Torres (5-0, 5 KO’s) of South Central Los Angeles looks to keep his unblemished record and knockout streak alive when we enters the ring against an opponent to be named later. Torres recently spoke to Supreme Boxing and stated “I’m ready for Friday night, I had a great camp, great sparring and I hope after this victory I can move on from four rounders. My team and I worked on putting punches together, improving my footwork and on my IQ” Torres went on to say. “This camp I got good work in with Fabian Maidana, Daniel Roman and Manny Robles Jr. to help me prepare for my fight. I want to thank my coaches Danny Zamora, Javier Gomez, Jerry Arias and especially my friends and family who continue to buy tickets and support me. Hopefully I can get three more fights in this year and finish off strong while climbing the ranks.


Also on the card Friday and in what could possibly be the fight that will steal the show, undefeated Mario Hernandez (6-0, 3 KO’s) of Santa Ana will go toe to toe with another young undefeated prospect when he takes on Jonah “the Mexipino” Flores (5-0) of Riverside, California. Hernandez recently stated “I was really excited when my trainer Hector Lopez had mentioned we had a possible fight against Jonah and when it was made I knew this would be an excellent opportunity for me to show everyone I’m ready for bigger fights and to fight the best. I’ve seen Jonah fight and I’m up for this challenge.” Hernandez also said “I had really had  a good camp and we’ve stuck to our game plan. I’ve have had some really good sparring against Joshua Franco, Luis Coria and a few other fighters out in Riverside as well my new stable mate Mikey Alcantara. I happy I didn’t have any injures during camp and I’m healthy. I know I have to go out and give it my all because a victory over Jonah would mean a lot for my career and open doors for bigger and better fights.”


Also on the card


Unbeaten bantamweight prospect Mickey Alcantara (5-0, 1 KO) of Santa Ana, California battles Christian Bartolini (3-5-1, 3 KO’s) of Mexico in a 4-round fight.


Lightweight Carlos Velazquez of Indio, California will make his professional debut against Mexico’s Alberto Castillo (2-1, 2 KO’s) in a bout set for 4-rounds.


And opening up “Path to Glory” Middleweight prospect Andreas Katzourakis (1-0, 1 KO) of Los Angeles goes up against Antonio Urista (10-2, 2 KO’s) of Detroit, Michigan in a six round bout.


All fights will be live streamed on TB Presents: Path to Glory via our Facebook page and ThompsonBoxing.com. The livestream starts at 8:00 p.m. PT / 11:00 p.m. ET with Beto Duran as the blow-by-blow announcer and Steve Kim providing expert, color commentary. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. local time with the first bout at approximately 8:00 p.m. The Doubletree Hotel is located at 222 N. Vineyard Ave. in Ontario, CA 91764 and can be reached at 909-937-0900. “Path to Glory” is presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions and sponsored by Everlast.



Anthony Saldana