Pedro Moreno to Headline Stacked Thompson Boxing Card
February 4, 2019
Anthony Saldana (95 articles)

Pedro Moreno to Headline Stacked Thompson Boxing Card

By Anthony “Stacks” Saldaña

This Friday night, Thompson Boxing Promotions will be kicking off its 19th year of bringing quality fight cards to boxing fans of Southern California. To kick off the new year, undefeated prospect Pedro Moreno of Sacramento, California will headline the always entertaining series “New Blood” from the Double Tree in Ontario, California. Moreno (11-0, 7 KO’s) will put his unblemished record on the line when he goes up against the undefeated Chilean prospect Ramon Mascarena (10-0, 5 KO’s) from Iquique, Chile in the eight-round main event. For the 25-year old Mascarena this will be his first time fighting outside of his native country. Moreno who is managed by Charles Bosecker fought four times in 2018, won his last two by knockout, and now will be headlining a card for the first time in his young career. “I’m very excited, and really pumped up that Pedro will be headlining a show.” Stated Bosecker. “Two fights ago Moreno was matched with another undefeated fighter in Sacramento and came away victorious. So I’m definitely happy with Thompson boxing and the way Alex Camponovo has matched him up. This truly is a great opportunity for Pedro, and with another victory this can open up a new door to hopefully having Pedro headline a card in Sacramento, and by the end of the year have him fighting for a regional title.”  Moreno who has sparred with the likes of the undefeated, WBC Continentals Americas Super Featherweight Champion Andy Vences and Xavier Martinez is ready to start the new year with a bang. “It fells so good to be headlining this great card I’m really excited, I started boxing at 12 years old and being the main event is something I’ve always dreamed of.”  Stated Moreno. “I know that Mascarena comes forward a lot and likes to deliver pressure. I like to fight the same way, I’m also a pressure fighter and when you get two fighters that like to attack, you know it’s going to be a war. I also understand that I need to be smart and counter when needed. If I have to box, I will box, if I have to attack, I will attack. My team has a great plan and come Friday night I will be victorious”


In the Co-main event of the night Mario Hernandez (8-0-1, 3 KO’s) of Santa Ana, California will take on Luis Fernando Saavedra (7-6, 3 KO’s) of Mexico in a six-round bantamweight bout. Hernandez who last fought in November and came away with a one-sided unanimous decision victory over Luis Montellano is more than ready to enter the ring Friday. “I can’t wait for Friday and I can’t wait to to get the year started. I know that in 2019 I have keep learning, keep getting better and fight tougher opponents, and honestly I’m ready for whoever they put in front of me.” stated Hernandez. “I’ve had a really good training camp and did the majority of my sparring with Ronny Rios, I’m injury free and plan on putting on a show for my fans on Friday.” The fight between Hernandez and Saavedra should be a war. Saavedra’s last four opponents have had a combined record of 38-0, and have placed him wars with the likes of Saul Sanchez, Christian Carto and Brandon Figueroa.

Also on back in action, local undefeated prospect Ruben Torres (7-0, 6 KO’s) of South Central Los Angeles will step into the ring against an opponent to be later. “Everything is great, and I’m excited to kick off the first Thompson show of the year,” stated Torres. “My team an I have big hopes for this year, of course we have to focus on my next opponent, but camp has been great and I’m confident I’ll get a victory against whoever I face. I’ve got good work in the ring with Fabian Maidana, and Michael Dutchover, and have put in some much needed time with my strength and conditioning coach Jerry Arias.” Torres who is trained and managed by one of the top trainers in all of boxing Danny Zamora continues to make a name for himself on the boxing scene. “I’ve watched Torres greatly improve, he’s growing as fighter, developing better footwork and better overall ring generalship.” Stated Zamora. “A lot of people forget Ruben (Torres) stepped away from the sport for over four years, so Ruben is still a work in progress. I know this year we’ll continue to work on developing him as a fighter and along with Jerry Arias we’ll continue to develop his strength. Once Ruben grows into his body we’ll have a better idea of what we need to do as a team to maximize his potential as a fighter. Now we just have to focus on getting the victory Friday night” 

Another local fighter being showcased Friday is undefeated super welterweight Richard Brewart Jr. (3-0, 1 KO) of Rancho Cucamonga, California as he goes up against Abel Reyes (4-2, 4 KO’s) of Mexico in a bout scheduled for four rounds. Brewart Jr. who trains under the tutelage of Henry Ramirez was recently signed to Thompson Boxing. “It felt really good to get signed by Thompson this early in my career, I’m a local kid, I live in Rancho, so one of the best parts of fighting for such a great promotional company like Thompson is being able to fight at home. I get great support from my friends and family and I always bring a crowd.” Stated Brewart Jr. “I didn’t have much of an amateur career, so it’s an honor to know Thompson took a chance on me and I plan on making the most of this opportunity. For this fight I got good sparring in with “Madman” Marcos Hernandez, and Louie Lopez. I plan on coming away with a victory and taking my career one fight at a time. I have a lot of developing to do in the sport, but by the end of the year hopefully I can move up to six round bouts.”

Opening up the night lightweight prospect George Acosta (6-0, 1 KO) of Whittier, California will fight an opponent to be named later in a scheduled 4-round bout.

Tickets for “New Blood” are priced at $40, $60, & $100, and are available for purchase by calling 714-935-0900, or online at

All fights will be live streamed on TB Presents: New Blood via our Facebook page, YouTube channel, and Beto Duran serves as the blow-by-blow announcer, while Doug Fischer handles color commentating duties.

The livestream starts at 8:00 p.m. PT / 11:00 p.m. ET.

The Doubletree Hotel is located at 222 N. Vineyard Ave., Ontario, CA 91764 and can be reached at 909-937-0900.

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



Anthony Saldana