Thompson Boxing Promotions returns indoors as popular Charles Huerta heads a list of outstanding Southern California prizefighters appearing at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario on Friday, July 20. Paramount’s Huerta, 25, will bring his caravan of fans as he makes a move up to junior lightweight against the always dangerous Eduardo “Latigo” Arcos, 24, in the main event set for eight rounds.
Huerta (16-3, 9 KOs) trains in Maywood and has long been one of the area’s most talented boxers. Huerta has quickness, skills and solid punching power to go along with good boxing sense. He’ll be looking to prove that he belongs in the top 20 junior lightweights in the country.
Arcos (18-7-1, 15 KOs) out of Tijuana, Mexico tries to turn things around. The hard-hitting Mexican fighter has a time bomb ticking in his boxing gloves and always looks for the knockout. Decisions are not his preference and he will be looking to dismantle Huerta.
Tickets for “PATH TO GLORY” are priced at $75, $45, and $30. They are available now and may be purchased by calling 714-935-0900.
Allentown’s Miguel Diaz (8-0, 3 KOs) returns to the West Coast and finds himself matched against flyweight Evaristo Primero (15-14-1, 7 KOs) in an eight round bout. Despite living in Pennsylvania the hard punching Diaz has become an Inland Empire fan favorite with his aggressive style.
Primero has fought some of the best prizefighters in the world including the late, great Johnny Tapia who he lost to by majority decision after 10 rounds. He’s also slugged it out with contenders Raul Martinez and Hussein Hussein. The El Paso boxer is a solid veteran.
Colombia’s Daulis Prescott (23-1, 18 KOs) faces Mexico’s Pablo Torres (4-4-2, 4 KOs) in a featherweight bout. Prescott is the younger brother of Breidis Prescott who knocked out Amir Khan several years back. Both Prescott brothers wield serious firepower. Torres also has a punch. All of his wins have come via knockout.
Northridge, California’s Rigoberto Flores (4-1, 2 KOs) meets Hector Garza (3-6, 2 KOs) of Texas in a six round junior welterweight contest. Flores is making his sixth appearance at the Doubletree. He’s found success there and hopes not to stumble against the left-handed Garza.
In other fights Sylmar’s Sergio Nuñez (6-0, 1KO) fights Houston’s Jesus Mendez (3-2, 2 KOs) in a junior lightweight clash; San Pedro’s junior bantamweight Isaac Zarate (3-0) opposes Corpus Christi’s Jeremy Longoria (3-1, 1KO); and San Diego’s junior welterweight Giovanni Santillan (2-0, 1KO) meets Laredo’s Alberto Espinoza (1-1).
Bouts subject to change. Doors open at 7:00 pm, and the first bell rings at 7:45 pm. The Doubletree Hotel is located at 222 North Vineyard Avenue in Ontario. The hotel phone number is 909-937-0900.