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Boxing back in San Diego

By Felipe Leon

San Diego’s premier boxing promoter, Bobby DePhilippi’s and his promotional outfit Bobby D Presents, return on Friday, April 19th, to the long-reigning home of Southern California boxing, the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in San Diego, CA, with his much anticipated “Champions of Tomorrow” fight card. San Diego fight fans are in for a treat in the main event when local super lightweight Emmanuel “Renegade” Robles (7-0, 3KOs) of Imperial Beach, puts his undefeated record as collateral when he faces knock out artist Joshua “Superman” Marks (8-4, 8KOs) of El Centro, CA.

The southpaw Robles is at home at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel having fought every one of his professional fights at the venue except for his explosive back and forth draw against former San Diego fighter Adrian Vargas. The four round war was one of wills that many saw Robles win. Since then Robles has stayed busy and in his last fight on February 21, Robles gave a boxing lesson to experienced veteran Adolfo Landeros, winning every round. The one-sided victory was an impressive feat since Landeros has over seven times the amount of fights than the twenty-two year old Robles.

With dynamite in either fist, Marks is no stranger to San Diego since early last year he waged a war against northern California‚Äôs Oscar Godoy in one of the best local fights in recent memory. Both men met the canvas early in the fight and in the fifth round as Godoy looked as he was ready to put Marks away, Marks sent the local fighter to the canvas with a solid over hand right. Godoy beat the count but the Imperial Valley fighter was able to stop Godoy in the seventh round. Now “Superman” looks to add one more of San Diego’s most popular fighting sons to his list of knockouts. Marks said, “I will leave San Diego with another knock out win but this time the local boy Ramos or whatever his name is, will be sleeping by the fourth round”.

Five bout undercard which will feature local fighters will be announced soon.

The Four Points by Sheraton Hotel is located at 8110 Aero Drive, San Diego (next to Montgomery Field). For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.SanDiegoFights.com or call (619) 420-8866.




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