ORANGE, September 8 – Known for building the careers of boxing greats such as Timothy
Bradley and Yonnhy Perez, Thompson Boxing Promotions is applauded for their savvy
in picking up and coming boxing prospects.

Joining the Thompson Boxing Promotions' team are Aron Martinez and Richard Contreras.
“As a long time business owner there is always a concern to give the customers
the latest and greatest merchandise. It's important to follow the same model in
the sport of boxing.  The fight fans deserve the best new talent and that is exactly
what we have done by signing Aron Martinez and Richard Contreras,” said Ken Thompson,
founder and president of Thompson Boxing Promotions.  “They are an integral part
of our company and the future of the sport of boxing and it thrills us to grow
their career.”


Promoter Ken Thompson, Super bantamweight Richard Contreras and trainer Joe Esquivel

The powerful super bantamweight, Richard “El Terminador” Contreras, carries a professional
record of (6-0, 5 KOs) and fights out of Riverside, CA. The undefeated rising star
began his professional career with only 22 amateur fights under his belt; 20 of
which he won by stopping his opponents.

“When my manager and trainer, Joe Esquivel, suggested that I sign with Thompson
Boxing Promotions I agreed without hesitation.  I know that I am very young and
new to this game but I have good instincts and I am very happy to sign with Thompson
Boxing Promotions. I'm a relentless and rugged fighter that doesn't run and I am
going to make them proud,” added Contreras.

Contreras is scheduled to take on Texan Olvin Mejia (4-4-3, 4 KOs) in a 6 round
battle on the Thompson Boxing's “Locked N' Loaded” card scheduled to take place
in just 2 weeks, on Friday, September 23, at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA.
Tickets for “LOCKED N' LOADED” are priced at $75, $45, and $30. They are available
now and may be purchased by calling 714-935-0900.


Promoter Ken Thompson and Welterweight Aron Martinez

East Los Angeles', 29-year old welterweight prospect, Aron Martinez is well known
for his hard hitting orthodox style.  Martinez pays homage for his steadily climbing
career to his tough upbringing. “I haven't had an easy upbringing and I wanted to
change my direction in life so I put everything I have into my training. As a result
I have been able to build my professional boxing career.  I have fought on past
Thompson Boxing Promotions' cards and I feel that signing with them will give me
the opportunity to grow at a momentous pace.  They know my boxing style and what
I am capable of and it feels good to know that they believe in me. I will work hard
to pave the way to a championship title.”

Martinez is coming off an impressive victory over perviously unbeaten prospect Joseph
Elegele on a televised ESPN “Friday Night Fights” bout last July. With a current
professional record of (15-1, 3 KO's) the durable Martinez aims to improve his
record fight-by-fight beginning with his next battle slated to take place on October
14 at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California, against an opponent to be named.
Photo credit:  Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing Promotions