Saul “The Beast” Sanchez Looks to Give Fans an Early Halloween Treat Friday Night
October 18, 2018
Anthony Saldana (93 articles)

Saul “The Beast” Sanchez Looks to Give Fans an Early Halloween Treat Friday Night

By Anthony “Stacks” Saldaña


This Friday night at the Double Tree in Ontario, California, Thompson Boxing Promotions will bring fans an action packed night of fights as undefeated prospect Saul “The Beast” Sanchez (10-0, 6 KO’s)  headlines “Path to Glory.” Sanchez the Pacoima native has slowly moved up the ranks of the Bantamweight division and looks to close out 2018 with a bang as battles Fernando Saavedra (7-5, 3 KOs) of Mexico. Saavedra who has lost his last three fights by decision is definitely a worthy opponent and should be a good measuring stick for the young prospect Sanchez and his team, as in May of last year Saavedra went the distance with Brandon Figueroa. Sanchez who is coming off back to back knockout victories however is confident that he’ll come away victorious Friday night. “I’ve had a really good camp with my trainer Joel Diaz. I was back in camp right after my last fight and I feel really strong” stated Sanchez in a recent interview with Supreme Boxing. “I know my opponent is very tough and a very awkward fighter who likes to switch up his stance, but I’ve put in a lot of work at the gym and I continue to improve with every fight. I’m very excited to be headlining my first event in front of my friends and family, and I really want to go out there put on a exciting show, get the victory and hopefully in early 2019 fight for a regional title.” 



In the co-main event of the night local undefeated welterweight prospect Loui Lopez (4-0, 3 KOs) of Corona, California will take on a Ray Cervera (0-1) of Fresno, California in bout scheduled for 4-rounds. Lopez who is trained and managed by Henry Ramirez, recently spoke to Supreme Boxing and stated “As a kid I loved to play football, I was a good all-around athlete and never really took boxing that serious. It wasn’t until I met Henry and started training with him that my boxing career began to take off. I remember going to his gym and seeing guys like Josesito Lopez training and deciding that I really want to box. I fought and won a few of the Desert Showdowns and even qualified for the Golden Gloves, but now I’m training full time as professional boxer and I’m ready for whatever Henry has in store for me. This camp I trained very hard, I feel extremely strong and I’m ready to come away victorious Friday, I got in good sparring with Richard Brewart, and the Marcos Hernandez so I’m definitely prepared to give the fans in Ontario a good show”



Also on the card is the heavy handed “Big Bang” Rafael Rivera (25-2-2, 16 KO’s) of Tijuana, Mexico who looks to get back to his winning ways as he battles Jose Ramos (11-14-1, 8 KO’s) in a scheduled 8-rounder.


Local Heavyweight Oscar Torres (2-0, 1 KO) of San Bernardino, will look to stay undefeated against Richard Soto of Bakersfield, California. In a 4-round fight as Soto is scheduled to make his professional debut. 


And opening “Path to Glory” are junior middleweights Anthony Franco (2-1-1) of Redlands, California and Antonio Hernandez (1-3) of Kansas, City, Kansas in a scheduled 4-round bout.  


All fights will be live streamed on TB Presents: Path to Glory via our Facebook page and


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. 


The Doubletree Hotel is located at 222 N. Vineyard Ave., 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