Busy Weekend for Thompson Boxing Prospects:
A team of undefeated Thompson Boxing Promotions prizefighters descends upon Southern California boxing cards on back-to-back nights including three undefeated Colombian prospects and two fast-rising Inland Empire fighters.
Colombia’s Jhonatan “Momo” Romero (19-0, 12 KOs) and Chris Avalos (19-1, 15 KOs) open the heavy-duty fight card on Friday, December 2, at Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California. The two super bantamweights will open the Anthony Dirrell vs. Renan St. Juste “ShoBox: The New Generation” main event fight with a bang.
Romero, 24, is a former eight-time Colombian National champion and a former 2008 Olympian. He’ll be facing knockout punching Avalos in a bout set for 10 rounds. It’s only his second time fighting outside of his native Cali, Colombia. The tall 122-pounder considers himself a boxer-puncher who is ready to make a splash in the division.
“I am very happy to have this chance and I want to make it count,” said Romero as he closed training camp in Las Vegas, NV. “I have been here in the US for the past four weeks getting ready for Avalos, I hope he is ready for me,” concluded Romero.
Avalos, 22, doesn’t allow mistakes in his fights. Those who make miscalculations are usually dealt with swiftly. Knockouts are his game and the Lancaster native is itching to dive into the higher level and plans to use Romero as his launching pad.
Several other Thompson Boxing Promotion fighters are also participating in the action packed fight night on non-televised bouts.
Colombia’s undefeated Darley Perez (23-0, 18 KOs) tangles with Mexico’s rugged veteran Fernando Trejo (33-16-6, 19 Kos) in a scheduled eight round lightweight contest. It will be Perez’s toughest test and his second appearance at Chumash Casino. In his last ShoBox appearance he stopped Oscar Meza in six rounds. Trejo has fought upper elite boxers like Julio Diaz, Anthony Peterson and Bobby Pacquiao.
Yet another Colombian buzz bomber, Daulis Prescott (23-0, 17 KOs), meets Armenia’s strong southpaw Gabriel Tolmajian (11-1-1, 3 Kos) in an eight round featherweight bout. It’s Prescott’s first match in the United States.
Also on the card is Ontario, California’s, Jonathan Arellano (10-0-1, 2 Kos) who meets Northern California’s Jonathan Alcantara (4-5-2) in a super bantamweight bout set for six rounds. Arellano has been making strides in every fight.
Tickets priced at $85.00, $70.00, $55.00, $45.00 and $35.00 may be purchased by visiting http://www.startickets.com/event.php?event=2475. The first live fight begins at 5:30pm and the televised portion begins at 11:30PM ET/PT.
Just one day later on Saturday, December 3 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, Richard “El Terminador” Contreras (8-0, 7 Kos) of Riverside, California will lock horns with San Bernardino’s Juan Sandoval (5-7-1). The six-round featherweight bout should be explosive as Contreras wants to continue his onslaught on the division with another KO performance. Sandoval has never been down, let alone allowed to be defeated without hearing the last belt.