Danny Roman (18-2-1, 6 KOs) weighed in at 122 lbs., while challenger Christian Esquivel (28-9, 21 KOs) checked in at 122.6 lbs. during Thursday’s weigh in, for the headline event at New Blood. The Roman-Esquivel match up is the featured bout on Thompson Boxing Promotions’ sixteen year anniversary show. The 10-round, “New Blood” main event originates this Friday, May 20, from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
In addition to defending his 122-pound title, Roman seeks to extend his win streak to eleven while also holding onto, or improving upon, the number fourteen ranking by the WBA.
In the co-feature, former Olympian Taras Shelestyuk (13-0, 8 KOs) of Ukraine weighed in at 147 lbs., and challenger Erick Martinez (11-4-1, 5 KOs) of Mexico came in at 145.7 lbs. The 10-round fight has championship implications, as Shelestyuk and Martinez will vie for the WBA International Welterweight Title.
Shelestyuk is co-promoted through Thompson Boxing Promotions and Banner Promotions.
Danny Roman, 122 vs. Christian Esquivel, 122.6
Taras Shelestyuk 147 vs. Erick Martinez, 145.7
Roberto Arriaza, 147 vs. Cameron Kreal, 146.5
Ricardo Espinoza, 115.9 vs. Sam Rodriquez, 115.5
Scott Alexander, 225 vs. Tracey Johnson, 216
Chris Bautista, 140.5 vs. Brandon Broussard, 140.6
Rudy Garcia, 119.6 vs. Joel Castro, 118.8
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the first bell rings at 7:45 p.m. The Doubletree Hotel is located at 222 N. Vineyard Ave. in Ontario, Calif. and can be reached at 909-937-0900.