REYNOSO VS. ALMARAZ HEADLINE "NEW BLOOD" ON APRIL 29 FOR WBC CABOFE BELT TITLE
ORANGE, CA (April 6, 2011) - It will be a spring slugfest on Friday, April 29, when Thompson Boxing Promotions presents a WBC CABOFE junior welterweight championship fight pitting Riverside's Jose "El Niño" Reynoso against Texas' Esteban Almaraz. This bout headlines the latest edition of the popular "New Blood" series at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California.
Also featured on this seven bout card will be Alberto "Baby Dynamite" Herrera, and unbeatens Abraham "Chamaco" Lopez and Jonathan "Lil' Thund'r" Arellano.
Tickets for "NEW BLOOD" are priced at $75, $45, and $30. They are available now and may be purchased by calling 714-935-0900.
Fresh from a near shutout win over veteran Santos Pakau on February 25th, Mexicali native Jose Reynoso (14-3-1, 2 KOs) will return to the Doubletree for his fourth straight appearance on April 29, but this bout has even more at stake, since the 26 year old will be looking to defend his WBC CABOFE crown for the first time and continue on his road to a world title shot.
Harlingen, Texas' Esteban Almaraz (10-3, 4 KOs) is a veteran of over four years in the pro ranks, and with wins in three of his last five bouts, including a six round victory over former world champion Nestor Garza last June, he has received plenty of deserved praise from around the boxing world. Later this month he will attempt to stop Reynoso's five fight unbeaten streak in front of his hometown fans.
In an intriguing eight round welterweight bout, it will be a California turf war when Riverside's Alberto Herrera (7-2-1, 5 KOs) squares off against East Los Angeles' Aron Martinez (13-1-1, 3 KOs). Eager to get back to his winning ways after losses to Demetrius Andrade and Chris Chatman, the 29 year old Herrera will have his hands full with Mexico City native Martinez, whose current five fight winning streak includes a win over Pavel Miranda last June at the Doubletree.
Another match that will have boxing fans watching closely is the six round featherweight showdown between La Puente's Abraham Lopez (13-0, 10 KOs) and Vista's Aron Garcia (10-1-2, 2 KOs). The 23 year old Lopez likes nothing better than an emphatic knockout win, and thus far in his career he's taken out eight opponents in two rounds or less. Garcia is a veteran who hasn't lost a fight since 2006, and he has his sights set on removing the "0" from Lopez' record on April 29.
In undercard action...
Ontario's own Jonathan Arellano (7-0-1, 1 KO) will put his unbeaten record up for grabs in a six round bantamweight matchup against Denver's Ernie Marquez (9-8-1, 3 KOs).
Also, New Hampshire junior welterweight Jhon Ortega (3-0-1, 3 KOs) looks for another knockout victory, but he'll be put to the test by Harlingen, Texas' Hector Garza (3-1, 2 KOs), a fighter with a pretty fair KO punch of his own.
In a four round super bantamweight contest, Indio's Francisco Ochoa makes his pro debut against Bakersfield's Jose Garcia (0-3), and in the opening bout of the evening, debuting Puerto Rican super bantamweight Angel Aponte takes on an opponent to be announced at a later date.
Bouts subject to change. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the first bell rings at 7:30 pm. The Doubletree Hotel is located at 222 North Vineyard Avenue in Ontario. The hotel phone number is 909-937-0900.
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