By Felipe Leon
The preparations are in the final stages for the latest edition of “Champions of Tomorrow” presented by Bobby D. Presents on Friday, April 19th, at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in the San Diego suburb of Kearny Mesa. Sponsored by Mossy Automotive Group, Filippi’s Pizza Grotto, Pepsi, Island Squeeze and El Latino newspaper, the all action main event between junior welterweights Emmanuel “Renegade” Robles (7-0-1, 2KOs) and Joshua “Superman” Marks (8-4, 8KOs) is all set.
Known as a slick southpaw, San Diego‘s Robles will have to prove he has what it takes to keep up with the hard hitting Marks of El Centro, CA, who in his last trip to “America’s Finest City” stopped the favorite Oscar Godoy after meeting the canvas himself. Robles has looked impressive since his own war of attrition against Adrian Vargas early last year which resulted in a controversial draw and will now look to give the San Diego crowd what they want, a hometown win.
In a special attraction, popular undefeated super welterweight David Barragan (4-0-1, 2KOs) of National City, CA, will see action for the second time in his pro career in his hometown against out of Towner Moses Alvizo (1-5) of Phoenix, Arizona in a scheduled four rounder. In a sense, the bout is a blessing since nearly five years ago after a fatal car accident, Barragan was immobile for almost a year and was told that perhaps he would never walk again, let alone fight. Fully recuperated, the twenty-two year old Barragan, who owns his own boxing gym, is looking to get his career on the fast track with an inspiring performance in front of his hometown crowd.
Also featured on the card will be local light flyweights Johnathan Quiroz (3-1) and Javier Barragan (2-1, 2KOs) of Lakeside in what is sure to be a barn burner. A female four rounder between local first timers Aracely Tinoco and Guadalupe Gutierrez as well as highly touted featherweight Erick Ituarte (4-0, 1KO) of Los Angeles by way of Durango, Mexico, versus much more experienced Pablo Batres (4-4-1) of Nogales, Mexico is also on the docket.
The Bobby D. Presents fight card “Champions of Tomorrow” is sponsored by Mossy Automotive Group, Filippi’s Pizza Grotto, Pepsi, Island Squeeze and El Latino newspaper. The Four Points by Sheraton Hotel is located at 8110 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA, 92123. Tickets are still available starting at $35 at BobbyDPresents.net or by calling (619) 420-8866. Doors open at 6:30pm with the first punch thrown at 7:30pm.