Orange, CA (October 31, 2011) - Thompson Boxing Promotions returns for the final
"New Blood" edition of 2011 this Friday, November 4th at the Doubletree Hotel in
Ontario, California. Super Bantamweight Efrain Esquivias (14-0, 9 KOs) returns
to the ring to face what promises to be his toughest fight to date.
Esquivias, who hails out of Carson, California, looks to impress fight fans as he
returns with an added zest to take on the veteran Fernando Beltran, Jr. (35-6-1,
19 KOs) of Culiacan, Mexico. The always-tough Beltran has taken the majority of
his fights the distance against class 'A' opposition as well as contending for
the IBF title in the featherweight division.
The Esquivias-Beltran fight is scheduled for 10-rounds and it will be for the vacant
NABF Super Bantamweight title.
Get to know Efrain Esquivias before he enters the ring in just under four days by
reading the Q&A session below.
Q: How is training going for your fight this Friday?
A: Excellent, I have been training really hard. I'm ready for the
Q: What have you been doing in particular to train for your
A: I have been sparring with Abner Mares. Hitting the mitts,
speed bag and heavy bag. I have also been putting in my
roadwork. I know that I am going to have to adjust to
Beltran's style but that won't be a problem since I am used
to adjusting to all my opponents. In the fights that I went up
against southpaws (Gabriel Tolmajyan, Shawn Nichols and
Frank Gutierrez) I had to adjust to their styles but I did it
easily because I am good at switching it up on a dime
so my opponents get confused. Since Beltran is a
southpaw, I will look to handle him in the same manner.
There are a lot of southpaws that go right handed and, just
like them, I feel comfortable when I switch to southpaw
Q: What do you know about your opponent?
A: I am not really familiar with Beltran but I don't mind that
since I trust my boxing ability and know that I am skilled.
Q: How does it feel to fight for a title that might propel you to
bigger things in the future?
A: I'm excited to have another chance to fight for the
NABF title. My promoter has done a great job in giving me
the opportunity to do it over since I didn't make the weight
limit in August against Ruiz and lost my shot to fight for the
belt. That is in the past, but I know that I never want to have
that feeling to beat a guy like Ruiz, have my hand
raised and not get to hold the belt. I might have a bright future
in boxing and I want to capitalize in every opportunity.
Tickets for "New Blood" are priced at $75, $45, and $30. They are available now
and may be purchased by calling 714-935-0900.
Also featured on the card as the co-main is Ontario's Jonathan "Lil Thund'r" Arellano
(10-0-1, 2 KOs) who will face a foe that has yet to be determined.
Preceding match ups include Miguel Diaz (6-0, 3 KOs) who returns from Allentown,
PA to face off show in six round super flyweight clash agianst Felipe Castañeda
(6-2-1, 3 KOs) of El Paso, TX and female junior flyweight Sindy Amador (5-0) who
will take on Blanca Raymundo (0-4) in a much anticpated rematch.
Bouts subject to change. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the first bell rings at 7:45
pm. The Doubletree Hotel is located at 222 North Vineyard Avenue in Ontario. The
hotel phone number is 909-937-0900.
Who will win #HOPKINSKOVALEV