TITLE TIME FOR EFRAIN ESQUIVIAS ON THE "PATH TO GLORY"
UNBEATEN SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT CHALLENGES FOR WBA FEDELATIN CROWN ON MARCH 25TH
ORANGE, CA (March 17) - It's one of the best matchups of 2011 thus far, as Thompson Boxing Promotions presents an eight round super bantamweight bout between hot prospects Efrain Esquivias and Sherali Dostiev for the WBA Fedelatin title. This highly-anticipated showdown headlines the Friday, March 25th edition of "Path to Glory" at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California.
Also entering the ring for some hard-hitting action will be local standouts Artemio "The King" Reyes of Colton and unbeaten Richard Contreras of Ontario.
Tickets for "PATH TO GLORY," priced at $75, $45, and $30, are available now and may be purchased by calling 714-935-0900.
12-0 with eight knockouts as a professional, Carson's Efrain Esquivias has been tearing it up since turning pro in 2007 after a stellar amateur career that included a 2006 National Golden Gloves title. In his last three fights, he has upped the ante with consecutive knockout victories over Ephraim Martinez, Vicente Alfaro, and Shawn Nichol, and on March 25th he will attempt to win his first pro title.
A two-time Olympian who represented Tajikstan in the 2004 and 2008 games, Sherali Dostiev (8-0-1, 2 KOs) has continued his success in the pro game, where he has yet to taste defeat. Now based in Florida, the crafty southpaw has earned all of his victories Stateside, so he will be primed and ready to hand Esquivias his first loss later this month.
Currently riding a nine fight winning streak, Colton welterweight Artemio Reyes (10-1, 9 KOs) has ended three of his last four bouts in the first round. On March 25, the 24-year old will look for another early night in his home away from home, as he makes his fifth appearance at the Doubletree against Michigan City, Indiana's Marcus Thompkins (5-2-1, 1 NC, 2 KOs).
21-year old bantamweight phenom Richard Contreras (4-0, 3 KOs) will step into the ring for the second time this year against an opponent to be named. In January, the Ontario native knocked out Juan Tepoz in just 43 seconds.
Allentown, Pennsylvania's Miguel Diaz (3-0, 2 KOs) will also represent boxing's next generation of stars, this time in a four round junior bantamweight contest against Tijuana's Daniel Modad.
In another four rounder, unbeaten Coachella welterweight Jose Antonio Vargas (5-0-1) will look to keep his "0" intact when he faces Riverside's Ignacio Garcia (4-3-2).
Opening up the event in a four rounder will be junior lightweights Sergio Nuñez (1-0-1, 1 KO) of Simi Valley and Gerald Fischer (0-1) of Atlanta, Georgia.
Bouts subject to change. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the first bell rings at 7:30pm. The Doubletree Hotel is located at 222 North Vineyard Avenue in Ontario. The hotel phone number is 909-937-0900.
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