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Boxing back in San Diego

Always looking to put his best foot forward, newly inducted California state hall of fame promoter Bobby DePhilippis and his company Bobby D. Presents has put an international flair to his first fight card season of the 2013 season when he returns to the home of San Diego professional boxing, the Four Points Hotel by Sheraton, on Thursday, February 21st. Showcased on the multi-bout night “Champions of Tomorrow” are fighters from different points of Asia, U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. The event is in association with Jorge Marron Productions and A&T Gym.

Featured in the main event, undefeated Emmanuel “Renegade” Robles (6-0-1, 2KOs) returns to the Four Points against the tough veteran Yair “Pulpo” Aguiar (12-18, 10KOs). Robles of San Diego suburb Imperial Beach, is coming off an impressive performance over the rugged Jose Mendoza late last year at the same venue. Robles went pro in 2010 and is perfect in seven fights with his only slight blemish being a draw against former San Diegan Adrian Vargas in a war that many saw Robles eke out. Aguiar by far has faced the stiffer competition in the likes of Antonio DeMarco, Oscar Meza and Brandon Adams.

Once beaten flyweight Basilio “Chocolate” Nieves (15-1, 3KOs) could be steps away from a world title opportunity and is ready to get in rhythm the night of the twenty-first against a once world class veteran in Filipino Juanito Rubillar (48-19-7, 23KOs). Nieves of Dominican Republic but fighting out of Lakeside, CA, has won his last seven and it will be his second appearance at the Four Points. The former world title challenger Rubillar in his 74 pro fights has faced a murderous row of small big men with Jorge Arce twice, Edgar Sosa and Giovanni Segura among many others.

From Yucatan, Mexico, the slick lightweight Eduardo Rivera (9-0-1, 3KOs) will appear in a six round contest vs. Adolfo “Terror” Landeros (21-29-2, 10KOs) of Mexico City. After a draw in his pro debut, Rivera has looked impressive winning his next nine and is considered one of the best prospects recently featured in the “Champions of Tomorrow” Series. Described perfectly by his nickname, “Lobito”, Rivera seems docile outside of the ring but once inside, he becomes into a focused stalker who looks to punish his opponents.

Hometown super welterweight David Barragan (3-0-1, 2KOs) will make his San Diego debut against Saul Benitez (2-3) of La Mesa, Arizona, in a four rounder. After showcasing his wares in Orange County and farther north, Barragan is ready to impress the knowing San Diego boxing audience with his powerful yet educated style. His performance is a must see as he destined to bigger things.

Two more bouts more fights flesh out the card.

The Four Points Hotel by Sheraton is located at 8110 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA. Plenty of parking will be available as well as food and beverages. All ages welcome with the doors opening at 7:00pm and the first punch thrown at 8:00pm. For tickets and info, please dial 619.420.8866.




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