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Weights & Photos from “New Blood” Championship Triple-Header, Ontario, CA

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Jose Roman, 134 vs. Luis Solis, 134.3
Vacant WBC CABOFE Lightweight Championship

Weights & Photos
“New Blood” May 16, 2014
14th Year Anniversary
Championship Triple-Header
Jose Roman vs. Luis Solis
Juan Reyes vs. Isaac Zarate
Sindy Amador vs. Maria Suarez

ORANGE, Calif. (May 15, 2014) – Thompson Boxing Promotions celebrates its 14th Year Anniversary with “New Blood,” a championship triple-header featuring rising lightweight star Jose Roman (16-1-1, 12 KOs) of Garden Grove, Calif. and the hard-hitting Luis Solis (12-2-4, 10 KOs) of Mexico in a battle for the vacant WBC CABOFE Lightweight Championship in the 10-round main event, Friday, May 16, from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.

The co-feature pits all-action super bantamweight Juan Reyes (10-1-2, 1 KO) of Riverside against top prospect Isaac Zarate (7-1) of Los Angeles in an 8-round fight. The winner of Reyes vs. Zarate takes home the vacant WBC CABOFE Super Bantamweight Title.

The third championship bout of the night showcases IBFA World Light Flyweight Champion Sindy Amador (11-1, 1 KO) of Riverside defending her hardware against the tough and undefeated Maria Suarez (8-0-1) of Santa Maria, Calif. The world championship fight is scheduled for ten, 2-minute rounds.

Tickets priced at $100, $60, & $40 are on sale now and can be purchased the day of the event at the Doubletree Hotel Events Center at 222. N. Vineyard Dr. Ontario, CA 91764.

WEIGHTS

Jose Roman, 134 vs. Luis Solis, 134.3
Juan Reyes, 121.4 vs. Isaac Zarate, 121.5
Sindy Amador, 108 vs. Maria Suarez, 107.4
Mario Amador, 127.1 vs. Cesar Valenzuela, 129.5
Cesar Villarraga, 133.8 vs. Wilberth Lopez, 134
LaRon Mitchell, 246.3 vs. Derrick Williams, 264

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the first bell rings at 7:45 p.m. The Doubletree Hotel is located at 222 N. Vineyard Dr. Ontario, CA 91764 and can be reached at (909) 937-0900.

“New Blood” is presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions and sponsored by Lucas Oil, in association with KCAL 96.7 Rocks!, KOLA 99.9, and LATV Networks.

For additional information please visit ThompsonBoxing.com. For regular updates on our fighters, events, and promotions, please check our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter @ThompsonBoxing and Instagram. To follow the conversation on social media, please use hash tags #ThompsonBoxing, #NewBlood.

 

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Reyes, 121.4 vs. Zarate, 121.5
Vacant WBC CABOFE Super Bantamweight Championship

Reyes-Zarate promises to be a non-stop, all-action fight

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Sindy Amador, 108 vs. Maria Suarez, 107.4
Amador makes her first IBFA Light Flyweight World Title defense

Amador, from Riverside, will have her hands full against Suarez

 

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Junior Lightweights: Mario Amador, 127.1 vs. Cesar Valenzuela, 129.5

 

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Lightweights: Cesar Villarraga, 133.8 vs. Wilberth Lopez, 134

 

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Heavyweights: LaRon Mitchell, 246.3 vs. Derrick Williams, 264

14th Anniversary “New Blood” Fight Card, May 16, 2014, Doubletree Hotel Ontario

PHOTO CREDIT: CARLOS BAEZA / THOMPSON BOXING PROMOTIONS

SERGIO MARTINEZ MEDIA DAY VIDEO, PHOTOS AND QUOTES

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SERGIO MARTINEZ MEDIA DAY
VIDEO, PHOTOS AND QUOTES

NEW YORK, NY / MIAMI FL (5/13/14) – World Boxing Council (WBC)/The Ring middleweight champion and Argentina’s favorite son, SERGIO “Maravilla” MARTÍNEZ, opened up his Miami training camp yesterday and held an intense, two plus hour open media workout before a throng of media ahead of his upcoming world title defense and the most eagerly anticipated boxing event of 2014 against three-division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico, MIGUEL COTTO.

Below is a video of yesterdays training, as well as quotes and photos of Martinez.

Click Here to Download the Martinez Media Day Video
Courtesy Top Rank & DiBella Entertainment

SERGIO MARTINEZ: This training camp has been tremendously efficient. Everything has exceeded all of my expectations.

The Miami weather and atmosphere has made this his most memorable camp in recent history. I couldn’t be happier with the way things have gone thus far.

I feel great. The time off has allowed my injuries to properly and fully heal and my entire body has never felt better

I know that Cotto is working very hard for this fight with Freddie Roach but there is no doubt in my mind that this will definitely be his farewell fight to what was a great career.

Photos courtesy of Top Rank & DiBella Entertainment/Justin Lopez

Promoted by Miguel Cotto Promotions, Top Rank®, DiBella Entertainment and Sampson Boxing, in association with Maravilla Box, Tecate and Madison Square Garden, the Cotto vs. Martínez World Middleweight Championship event takes place Saturday, June 7, at the “Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.

HBO’s Emmy-Award®-winning reality series “24/7,” which has captured 18 Sports Emmys in its first seven seasons, returns with an all-new edition when “24/7 Cotto/Martinez” premieres Saturday, May 31 at 11:15 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO.

Cotto (39-4, 31 KOs), of Caguas, Puerto Rico, who has sold more tickets to The Garden than any other fighter in this millennium, will attempt to become Puerto Rico’s first four-division world champion while Martínez (51-2-2, 28 KOs), of Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, who has never lost a world championship fight, defends the title he first won in 2010. Both gladiators boast a combined record of 89-6-2 (59 KOs) – a winning percentage of 92% and a victory by knockout ratio of 66%.

For fight updates go to www.toprank.com, www.hbo.com/boxing, www.dbe1.com, www.sampsonboxing.com, ; www.promocionesmiguelcotto.com and www.maravillabox.com, ; Facebook at facebook.com/trboxing, facebook.com/trboxeo, facebook.com/DiBellaentertainment, facebook.com/TopRankMiguelCotto, facebook.com/maravillabox, and facebook.com/hboboxing, and on Twitter at twitter.com/trboxing, twitter.com/trboxeo, twitter.com/dibellaent, twitter.com/SampsonBoxing, twitter.com/hboboxing, twitter.com/realmiguelcotto or twitter.com/maravillabox. Use the Hashtag #CottoMartinez to join the conversation on Twitter.

5-15-14 FS1 Orozco-Honorio

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UNDEFEATED ANTONIO OROZCO VS. MARTIN HONORIO ADDED TO HEADLINE MAY 15 GOLDEN BOY LIVE! SERIES AT THE DEL MAR FAIRGROUNDS IN DEL MAR, CALIF. ON FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX DEPORTES

UNDEFEATED SAN DIEGO NATIVE OROZCO LOOKS TO SHINE IN FRONT OF HOME TOWN FANS IN SPECIAL EDITION OF RINGSIDE AT DEL MAR

DEL MAR, CALIF. (May 7, 2014) – Originally scheduled to square off on April 26, rising star Antonio “Relentless” Orozco and Mexican veteran Martin Honorio will finally get their chance to take care of business in the ring when they meet in the main event of the special edition of “Ringside at Del Mar” on Thursday, May 15 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, Calif. in the Golden Boy Live! FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast.

The previously announced main event fight between Manuel “Tino” Avila and David “Morita” De La Mora will now be featured in the 10-round junior featherweight co-feature and opening the telecast will be the six-round bantamweight bout between Paramount’s Manuel “Suavecito” Roman and Merida’s Jose “Cacho” Silveira.

San Diego’s Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (19-0, 15 KOs) has been making a steady, yet spectacular rise up the junior welterweight ladder, with his power earning him plenty of respect from his peers. Currently on a seven-fight knockout streak, the 26-year-old Mexican standout is coming off of a second-round finish over Miguel Angel Huerta on January 24. Now he looks to impress his local family and friends in next Thursday’s Golden Boy Live! main event.

Perhaps the biggest test of Orozco’s career, Mexico City’s Martin “El Brochas” Honorio (32-8-1, 16 KOs) is a former USBA, NABF and NABO Champion who has fought the best in the game for years, with notable victories over former World Champion Steve Luevano, Giovanni Andrade and John Molina and most recently had a great fight against Argentina’s power-puncher Lucas Matthysse. Winner of three of his last five fights, Honorio wants to stop Orozco’s rise by any means necessary.

Also featured on the card will be some of San Diego’s top talent looking to continue building their fan bases in their young careers. Lakeside’s talented middleweight Elias “Latin” Espadas (5-1, 3 KOs) will face Jamal Harris (5-7-4, 3 KOs) of Los Angeles in a four round battle, Vista’s featherweight Roque “Rocky” Ramos (4-0-1, 1 KO) will take on Phoenix’s Misael Chacon (1-2) in a four round junior lightweight bout, Ricky Gutierrez (2-1-1, 1 KO) of San Marcos will square off in a four round lightweight fight against Devonte Donaldson (1-5) of Gardena. Rounding out the card will be San Diego featherweight Prince “Tiger” Smalls (4-0-1) taking on Tijuana’s Victor Serrano (2-3) and in separate four round bouts, Jorge “Tito” Ruiz (6-1, 2 KOs) of Chula Vista and Lancaster junior middleweight Tevin Watts (2-0-1), taking on opponents to be announced shortly.

Tickets priced at $29, $45, $60 and $75 plus applicable taxes and service charges are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com, ringsideatdelmar.com, at the Del Mar Fair Grounds Box Office, or by calling (858) 792-4252. A limited number of two-for-one reserved Ringside ticket vouchers are available at O’Reilly Auto Parts stores throughout San Diego County while supplies last.

The latest edition of the popular Golden Boy Live! series on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes hosted by “Ringside at Del Mar” is presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Don Chargin Productions, Paco Presents in association with Jorge Marron, A&T Gym and San Diego-based Barron Entertainment and is sponsored by Corona, O’Reilly Auto Parts, 7UP, Joel Diaz Training Camp, IHOP, El Latino Newspaper, 2014 FAB Fair, Rincon del Mar Restaurant, Virtual Tax Solutions, Cotixan Mexican Food, Chaotic-Labz and MyAttorney911. The Del Mar Fairgrounds doors open at 5:30 p.m. PT and the first fight begins at 6:00 p.m. PT. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com or www.FOXSports.com/FOXSports1, follow on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/GoldenBoyBoxing and follow the conversation using #GoldenBoyLive, become a fan on Facebook at Golden Boy Facebook Page and visit us on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing. For more information on FOX Sports 1 visit www.FOXSports.com/FOXSports1 and become a follower on @FOXSports

Hugo Centeno Jr vs Domonique Dolton Set For “ShoBox” June 6

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The acclaimed SHOWTIME Sports series ShoBox: The New Generation returns on Friday, June 6, with what promises to be a thrilling doubleheader featuring the top young talent for which the series is known. Televised live on SHOWTIME from the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., the 10-round main event will feature undefeated California middleweight Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. against fellow unbeaten Domonique “3D” Dolton of Detroit.

In the ShoBox co-feature, also scheduled for 10-rounds in the junior middleweight division, dynamic New York City phenom Eddie “E Boy” Gomez puts his perfect record on the line when he faces Francisco Santana of Santa Barbara, Calif.

Fighting out of Oxnard, Calif., 23-year-old Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. (20-0, 11 KOs) is just starting to scratch the surface of his enormous potential. Winner of 90 amateur bouts, Centeno Jr. has added 20 professional wins as well, with victories over respected competition such as Ayi Bruce, Allen Conyers, KeAndrae Leatherwood and Angel Osuna, putting him on the short list of fighters expected to win a world title in the coming years.

A former amateur star who nearly secured a spot on the 2008 U.S. Olympic team, Domonique Dolton (14-0, 8 KOs) has been waiting for an opportunity like this for a long time, and he’s not about to let it pass him by. A protégé of the late, legendary trainer Emanuel Steward, the 23-year-old turned professional in 2008, and he has taken care of every challenge he has faced in impressive fashion. A winner of the WBC Fecarbox and NABA middleweight titles, Dolton is in stellar form heading into his ShoBox debut on June 6.

Hailing from the Bronx, N.Y., Eddie Gomez (16-0, 10 KOs) has done a lot in a short time thus far as a professional, following up a stellar amateur career with dominant victories over a high level of competition. In his last three bouts, the skilled boxer-puncher has defeated Luis Hernandez, Steve Upsher Chambers and Daquan Arnett, and he hopes to continue this stellar run with another big win on ShoBox.

Currently riding an impressive seven-fight winning streak, Santa Barbara’s Francisco Santana(19-3-1, 9 KOs) is expected to not just be Gomez’ toughest test to date, but a fighter with the potential to upset the unbeaten New Yorker. Owner of 2013 wins against Freddy Hernandez and Joachim Alcine, the 27-year-old will be looking to make it eight-in a row on June 6.

Centeno, Jr. vs. Dolton, a 10-round middleweight fight, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, and sponsored by Corona. The ShoBox: The New Generation will take place on Friday, June 6 at Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, Calif., and will be televised live on SHOWTIME beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Doors open at 3 p.m. PT and the first fight begins at 3:10 p.m. PT.

Tickets, priced at $45, $35, $25 are available at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

Gonzalez vs Farmer Bumped To Main Event June 5 “House Of Blues”

An ankle injury has forced Ontario’s Logan McGuinness to withdraw from his NABA Featherweight Title fight against Mike “The Machine” Oliver, but fans at the House of Blues in Boston and those watching at home on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes on Thursday, June 5 will be treated to an exciting new Golden Boy Live! main event when unbeaten New Yorker Emmanuel Gonzalez faces Philadelphia’s Tevin “American Idol” Farmer in a 10-round junior lightweight bout.

In other action, returning to the ring after a great last outing at the House of Blues in Boston will be exciting lightweight Jamie Kavanagh of Dublin, Ireland against an opponent to be announced as well as previously announced unbeaten heavyweight Alexis Santos of Lawrence, Mass. who will now face Daniel Martz (10-1-1, 7 KOs) of Clarksburg, WV for the NABF Junior Heavyweight Title.

Also, in non-televised bouts, fans will see super middleweights Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (16-1, 10 KOs) of Ireland face off against Quincy, Massachusetts’ Jose Medina (18-14-1, 7 KOs) and Mark Deluca (9-0, 6 KOs), who is also a Quincy native, will face Richard “Bobo” Starnino (9-13-2, 2 KOs) of Providence, RI in six and four round bouts respectively. Quincy cruiserweight Chris Traietti (16-3, 12 KOs) will face an opponent to be determined, Pembroke, Mass. cruiserweight Vinnie Carita (9-1-1, 9 KOs) will face Danny Phippen (21-1, 16 KOs) of Wareham, Mass and welterweight Rashidi Ellis (5-0, 3 KOs) of Lynn, Mass will meetShakha Moore (11-20-3, 2 KOs) of Norwalk, Conn. all in a six-round welterweight bouts. The evening will kick-off with a four-round heavyweight fight between Danny Kelly (5-0-1, 4 KOs) of Washington, D.C. and Eric Newell (7-2-2, 5 KOs) of Bethlehem, Penn.

A Bronze medalist in the U.S. Amateur National Championships, The Bronx’ Emmanuel Gonzalez (14-0, 7 KOs) is currently one of the brightest stars on the New York professional boxing scene. Born of Puerto Rican descent, the 26-year-old Gonzalez is a man of many talents in the ring, which were showcased during his recent wins over Noel Echevarria and Victor Sanchez.

Hailing from the fighting city of Philadelphia, 23-year-old Tevin “American Idol” Farmer (15-4-1, 3 KOs) has a wide array of skills that he can use in the ring and with eight consecutive wins to his name, he’s on the fast track to big things at 130 pounds. With seven straight wins during a busy 2013 campaign, Farmer kicked off 2014 with a win over Noel Echevarria, an opponent he and Gonzalez have in common.

Twenty-three-year-old Dublin native Jamie “The Nuisance” Kavanagh (16-1-1, 7 KOs) returns to the ring after an impressive eight round victory over Andres Navarro on March 17 and looks to be back in line to continue his rise up the lightweight ladder. Now, he looks to capture the attention of Boston’s loyal fans again and make this his second home against an opponent to be determined in an eight round battle.

Tickets, priced at $150 (reserved seating), $100 (reserved seating) and $45 (general admission) are on sale now at the House of Blues Box Office, the Orpheum Theater box office or online at http://m.concerts.livenation.com/event/01004C389CC1B5BEwww.murphysboxingusa.com orwww.backeastpromotions.com.

Gonzalez vs. Farmer, a 10-round junior lightweight bout, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Murphy’s Boxing U.S.A. and Back East Promotions and is sponsored by Corona, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Mohegan Sun and EchoStor. The House of Blues doors open at 5:00 p.m. ET and the first fight starts at 5:30 p.m. ET. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.