ONTARIO, CA (July 7, 2022) – Eager to get back in the ring, George «El YuYu» Acosta (12-1, 1 KO), of Whittier, California, will face Isaac «Canelito» Avelar (16-4, 10 KOs) of Aguascalientes, Mexico, on July 22, 2022. Acosta vs. Avelar, an 8-round main event bout in the super featherweight division, will headline Thompson Boxing’s «New Blood» series.
This event will take place at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA. Doors open at 6:30 pm PT with the first fight starting at 8:00 pm PT. Tickets are priced at $50, $75, and $100, are available for purchase by calling 714-935-0900.
Acosta, who was set to fight on the past Thompson Boxing card last June, saw unforeseen circumstances have his fight canceled at the last minute. That turned into a blessing in disguise as Acosta will now headline this event and doing so at a new 130 lbs. weight class, where he feels more comfortable at.
“I was heartbroken to not fight last month, but I told myself everything happens for a reason, I got to be a part of the broadcast team on that fight card, and now I am the main event,” said Acosta. “I want to thank Thompson Boxing for believing in me. I’m expecting a grueling, tough test, and I’m ready to show everyone that I can be a world champion in this weight class. With a few more good performances, I believe I’ll be in the mix against anyone.»
In the 8-round middleweight co-feature, Richard «Cool Breeze» Brewart Jr. (12-0, 4 KO), of Rancho Cucamonga, California, will face Ramon «Niño de Oro» Ayala (25-6, 13 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico.
“I am glad to be back, and I am ready to put the division on notice,” stated Brewart Jr. “I have greatly improved since I last fought, and fans can expect a spectacular victory. Fighting close to home is exciting because all my family, friends and fans can watch it live.»
In addition to what should another scintillating night of boxing, Thompson Boxing Promotions is happy to announce its newest corporate partnership with HUSTLER Casino for all of Thompson’s Southern California 2022 scheduled events.
“We are thrilled to be working with HUSTLER Casino and making them our marquee partner for the remainder of our Southern California events,” said Alex Camponovo, general manager of Thompson Boxing. “It is synergy like this, between us and HUSTLER Casino, that will allow us to create more opportunities for our athletes and give the fans the fights they want to see. Not only are they a marquee casino in the Los Angeles area but they fully understand how a grassroots company like ours operates and grows.”
«HUSTLER Casino believes in keeping things local, and we are thrilled to partner with Thompson Boxing Promotions,” said Shaun Yaple, general manager at HUSTLER Casino. “Their excellence in developing professional boxing talent and championing local contenders is well known throughout Southern California and beyond. We are excited to support their organization in helping young athletes achieve their dreams…it is an incredible opportunity.”
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Beto Duran will operate as the blow-by-blow commentator with expert commentary by Doug Fischer. Jessica Rosales will serve as the onsite ringside reporter.
Featherweight Japhethlee Llamido (8-0, 3 KOs), will face an opponent to be named at a later date. (6-rounds)
Middleweight “Knuckle” Nelson Oliva (3-0, 3 KOs), of Riverside, Calif, will face an opponent to be named at a later date. (6-rounds)
Women’s lightweight Stephanie Chavez (1-0), of Orange, Calif, will face pro debut Esli Cervantes from Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Opening the card will be super featherweight Leo Sanchez (pro debut) of Indio, Calif., facing Erick Espinoza (1-0-2), of Los Mochis, Mexico. (4-rounds)
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