Thompson Boxing “New Blood” Returns to Ontario, California, This Friday Night
September 18, 2018
Anthony Saldana (79 articles)
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Thompson Boxing “New Blood” Returns to Ontario, California, This Friday Night

By Anthony “Stacks” Saldaña

 

This Friday night at the Double Tree Hotel in Ontario, California, Thompson Boxing’s “New Blood” series will showcase some of their top talent, as Michael Dutchover (10-0, 7 KO’s) of Santa Fe Springs, California by way of Midland, Texas, is scheduled to headline the event, when takes on the savvy Costa Rican, Bergman Aguilar (14-3-1, 4 KO’s). Aguilar who last entered the ring and was stopped by Manuel Mendez in March of 2017, should be another stepping stone on the path to a regional title for the highly touted prospect Dutchover, but in a sport where one punch can end careers, Dutchover understands he must remained focused. “every fight is a dangerous fight and every time I get in the ring I know I have to be cautious” stated Dutchover “I’ve had a good camp and sparred with Christian Zavala, Manny Robles Jr. and the World Champion Daniel Roman to get ready for this fight and now its time to get in the ring and execute everything my team and I have worked on. Dutchover who is coming off a brutal one punch knockout win over Sergio Martinez in July is an all around solid boxer who without a doubt has the goods to one day become a world champion, Supreme Boxing recently spoke to Dutchover’s manager Danny Zamora and he stated “Michael is a special fighter, he’s not only fully dedicated to the sport but he’s also a perfectionist, he’s highly committed to being at the top of his game and he picks my brain to try to find ways to continue to improve not only physically but mentally.”

 

In the Co-Main event of the night undefeated Super Bantamweight prospect Mario Hernandez (7-0, 3 KO’s) of Santa Ana, California is set to go toe to toe with Ivan Gonzalez (4-1-, 1 KO) of Mexico City, Mexico. Hernandez who is coming off a big unanimous decision victory over the previously unbeaten Jonah Flores in July looks to keep up his winning ways. For the 27-year old Hernandez time is of the essence, Hernandez recently spoke to Supreme Boxing about his career and stated “I understand that I need to move my career along quickly because of my age, I’m not a young fighter and don’t have the luxury of taking some of the easier step-up fights as some of these younger fighters do. I’ve never feared anyone and honestly I feel like I’m ready to take on the best.” Hernandez who didn’t start boxing until the age of 21 and didn’t fight his first amateur bout until he had turned 22, had no choice but to grow up fast, he and his then girlfriend had their first child at 16. “I had to hustle to take care of my daughter, my life was put on hold.” Stated Hernandez “I graduated, went to college and by the time my wife and I were 21, we were on our feet and I was able to give boxing a shot.”  Hernandez has boxing in his blood as his dad and uncle were amateur fighters and now seven years into his career Hernandez is living a dream. When asked about his upcoming fight Hernandez stated “I’ve had a great camp and I’m injury free, a few fights ago a had a hurt knuckle but I’m definitely all better. I got some goods work in with Ronny Rios and Joshua Franco to get ready for this fight. I also went back and watched my fight with Flores, fixed some things, but I’m a pressure fighter who is going wear opponents down. I’m very confident I’ll be victorious Friday night and hopefully back in the ring before the end of the year” 

 

Also on the card is and looking to keep his unblemished record alive is Ruben “Ace” Torres ( 6-0, 5 KO’s) of South Central Los Angeles as he’s scheduled to battle Eder Amaro Fajardo (7-5, 3 KO’s) of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Torres who is trained and managed by Danny Zamora is an explosive fighter with natural power and continuing to progress as a boxer with each and every fight he puts under his belt. In his last fight Torres went the distance with Bogar Padilla and recently spoke to Supreme about that bout and stated “In my last fight I learned that sometimes you have to stick to boxing basics, you have to use your skills and ring generalship. I’m a tall fighter for my weight class, and I learned I have to use my distance and not always rely on my power.” When asked about camp and his matchup with Fajardo, Torres said, “Camp has gone well, we’re in the last week so now it’s just beating the scale. This camp I really got some great sparring with Daniel Roman, “KingRy” Ryan Garcia, Michael Dutchover and Manny Robles Jr. I know Fajardo isn’t on their level but I still have to focus and execute.” Torres went on to say “Fajardo has a very awkward style and he’ll be a game opponent. He’s on a win streak, he’s hungry and confident. My job is to go out and get the “W”.  Torres plans on getting back in the ring in November but  also understands he needs to take his career one fight at a time and come away victorious Friday night.

All fights will be live streamed on TB Presents: New Blood via our Facebook page, YouTube channel, 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.

“New Blood” is presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions and sponsored by Everlast.

 

 

For more information, please visit ThompsonBoxing.com. To follow the conversation on social media, please use #NewBlood #TBPresents, and #ThompsonBoxing.

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