Thompson Boxing Promotions is back tonight at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. In the eight round main event, hot junior welterweight prospect Josesito Lopez will return to action against always tough Anthony Mora. The co-feature is lightweight Dominic Salcido against veteran Ilido Julio in another eight rounder.
Riverside’s Josesito Lopez (25-3, 14 KOs) has won three in a row since his controversial loss to Edgar Santana in 2008, and he is ready for another assault on the 140-pound elite. A Colorado native known as “The Matrix”, Anthony Mora (15-3, 10 KOs) has been in the ring with former world champion Randall Bailey, and he is eager to have the opportunity to start at new winning streak against Lopez.
A flashy boxer with a crowd-pleasing style Dominic Salcido (17-1, 9 KOs) is one of the lightweight division’s brightest young up and comers. Fighting for the first time since his win over Celestino Rodriguez last November, the 25-year old will get another tough test in Colombia native Ilido Julio (38-15-1, 34 KOs), a seasoned knockout artist who has won three in a row.
In other action, junior welterweights Patrick “El Elegante” Lopez (15-2, 10 KOs) of Venezuela and Tyler Ziolowski (11-8, 6 KOs) of St. Joseph, Missouri, will clash in an eight round battle, and with a combined 16 knockouts, this one has the potential to steal the show.
That’s also the case in the eight round featherweight rematch between San Diego’s Aaron Garcia (9-1-1, 2 KOs) and Huntington Park’s Jesus “Pollo” Hernandez (8-0-1, 2 KOs). On June 12th, the two California standouts battled to a six round draw, and on September 11th they get the opportunity to settle their score.
South Gate lightweight Daniel “El Travieso” Hernandez (7-0, 4 KOs) steps back between the ropes as well on this talent-rich night, putting his undefeated record on the line against hard-nosed veteran Jose Alfredo Lugo (10-10-1, 5 KOs) of Los Mochis, Mexico.
Opening the “Locked and Loaded” event is a six round junior welterweight contest between Costa Mesa’s Raul Franco (22-6, 15 KOs) and Los Angeles’ Sergio Macias (14-17, 6 KOs).
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