Preview by Felipe Leon
After a short, two-month hiatus, Bobby D. Presents along with Jorge Marron Productions return to the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in San Diego, Calif., with “Summer Showdown” on Thursday, August 27th.
In the main event, Tijuana super featherweight Emilio Bojorquez (14-1, 11 KOs) tries to keep his 11-win streak alive when he takes on Anthony “Maestrito” Martinez (21-31-3, 9KO) of Nicaragua, in a scheduled eight round bout.
The 21 year old Bojorquez, a two-time Mexican amateur national champion, is coming off a 2nd round KO over Jesus Lopez last month in Ensenada, Mexico, while Martinez, who is Bojorquez’s toughest test to date, is a former WBA Fedlatin 130 lbs. champion and has faced Acelino “Popo” Freitas, Daniel Ponce de Leon and Jose Cotto in his 56 pro fight campaign.
In what looks to be the fight of the night, hard-hitting undefeated Russian Dennis Grachev (5-0, 3KO) takes on his biggest challenge to date when he faces veteran up setter Carlos Ibarra (7-2-1, 4KO), of Imperial Beach, CA. Ibarra, who has not fought since November of ’07, has taken the “0” of his last opponent, Mike Alderete, as well as highly regarded Akinyemi “AK-47” Laleye is his last two bouts. Now he has his sights on Grachev.
In a rematch of the up and coming flyweight’s Amaris Quintana (1-0-1) pro debut, the native San Diegan once again takes on Gloria Salas (1-2, 1KO) in four rounds. In their first match up last April, the action began with the first bell and ended with the last as both female warriors fought with as much heart if not more than their male counterparts.
Two other bouts are scheduled.
Tickets are for sale on available by dialing 619.420.8866 or 619.743.0698. The Four Points by Sheraton Hotel is located at 8110 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA 92123. Doors open at 6:30pm with the first punch thrown at 7:30pm. All ages.