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Robert Guerrero fires back at Malignaggi!

February 10, 2012 - Robert Guerrero states, "Look at the facts Paulie, why did I turn you down? You're a tremendous puncher? NO! You make for fan friendly fights? NO! You are a HBO or Showtime approved fighter? NO! Fact is, Eric Gomez at Golden Boy said you wouldn't be approved to fight on a date that isn't a Pay Per View. So if our promoter can convince a network that you are worthy enough to be on your own date, then let's rumble. I got a Shark Tank waiting."

THOMPSON BOXING PROMOTIONS FEBRUARY 24 "NEW BLOOD" INTERVIEW

This past Saturday, February 11, promoter Ken Thompson hosted his talented stable of fighters to be featured on February 24 "New Blood" fight card at a Thompson Boxing Building Materials bazaar in the city of Fontana, California.

Artemio Reyes, Aron Martinez, Efrain Esquivias, Richard Contreras and Sindy Amador put on a beautiful boxing school for the fans who also had the chance to meet Burt Ward, the original "Robin - The Boy Wonder" and the ageless Batmobile.

The successful open media workout allowed the boxers a chance to display their skills in the perfectly timed weather - soon after the festivities ended the rain set in!

A sincere thank you to the media and fight fans that attended.

Click on the image below to watch the open workout and interviews!!!


Event Information - On February 24th Thompson Boxing Promotions returns to the Doubletree Ontario with the 2012 opener "New Blood" series. The "New Blood" fight card will feature some of boxing's brightest rising stars as well as showcase some new additions.

Coming off the biggest win of his career to date, Artemio "King" Reyes (14-1, 11 KOs) will face off against Victor Hugo Correa (12-4, 8 KOs) as the main event in a 10-round welterweight battle for the WBC Latino title.


The co-main event match up will feature East L.A.'s Aron "Asesino" Martinez (15-1-1, 3 KOs) pitted against Escondido's Dashon "Fly Boy" Johnson (13-4-3, 4 KOs) in an eight-round welterweight bout.

The gritty fight card also features tough Efrain Esquivias (15-0, 9 KOs) squaring of against Adolfo Landeros (20-22-2, 10 KOs) in 8-round super bantamweight match up.

Adding to the fistic action, Super Bantamweights Richard "El Terminador" Contreras (9-0, 8KOs) and Daniel "El Cuate" Quevedo (13-12-1, 8 KOs) will take to the canvas for 6 intense rounds and female junior flyweights Sindy "La Alacrana" Amador (6-0, 1KO) will go toe-to-toe against Gloria Salas (3-6-1,1KO) for 4 rounds.

Also on the card, Rigoberto Flores (2-1, 2 KOs) vs. Alonso Loeza (1-3-1) in a four round junior welterweight bout; San Bernardino's Louis Rose (1-0) greets debuting Erick Prado of Oxnard in a four round middleweight clash.

Bouts subject to change. Doors open at 6:30 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.

Tickets for "NEW BLOOD" are priced at $75, $45, and $30. They are available now and may be purchased by calling 714-935-0900.

WBC Latino title champion Artemio "King" Reyes hits the mitts with trainer Ruben Castañon.

Artemio Reyes poses with young boxing fan.

Artemio Reyes shadowboxes.

Co-Main Event Aron "El Asesino" Martinez shadowboxes in the ring.

Aron Martinez hits the mitts with "Yuca" Morales

Efrain Esquivias at the open media workout.
Efrain Esquivias sparring at the open media workout.

Richard "El Terminador" Contreras sparring at the open media workout.

Richard Contreras has his handwraps removed post workout.

Sindy "La Alacrana" Amador swings a hard left hook against male sparring partner.

Aron Martinez, Efrain Esquivias and Artemio Reyes stop to pose with young boxing fans during the meet and greet/autograph session.

Efrain Esquivias promotes his upcoming Feb. 24 fight while sitting in the original Batmobile.

Thomas Dulorme and Jose Pedraza receive awards in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico (February 13, 2012) - Undefeated rising stars, Thomas Dulorme (13-0, 10 KOs), and Jose "The Sniper" Pedraza (6-0, 5 KOs), received awards from Puerto Rico's boxing commission for their astonishing accomplishments in the ring.

After capturing the NABA USA welterweight title, Dulorme was voted "2011 Prospect of the Year", winning five bouts, three by knockout.

"It's a great honor to be recognized by the boxing commission here in Puerto Rico for what I've done in the ring," said Dulorme. "Every time I step in the ring, I fight for Puerto Rican fans around the world. I'm happy to receive this award."

Pedraza received the honor of "2011 Rookie of the Year", capturing the World Boxing Council (WBC) Youth super featherweight title, after knocking out five of his six opponents to start his professional career.

"I'm extremely happy with the start of my professional career," stated Pedraza. "My promoters are doing a fantastic job keeping me busy. Puerto Rico's boxing commission has acknowledged my success and I'm delighted to receive the "Rookie of the Year" award on their behalf. I'm excited about my future."

Gary Shaw, who promotes both fighters with Javier Bustillo and Lou DiBella stated, "I've always admired the Puerto Rican boxing commission for their fair dealings with fighters. Dulorme and Pedraza are two of the best young prospects to ever come off the Island and they both encompass great character. I'm proud to be representing these two fine young men and the goal is to make them both world champions."

Javier Bustillo added, "Dulorme and Pedraza are immensely talented and represent the pride of Puerto Rican boxing. I'm please that their actions in the ring were recognized by the Puerto Rican boxing commission. Puerto Rico has a tremendous tradition for bringing some of the best athletes to the sport of boxing and both of these great fighters fit that mold."

Thomas Dulorme fights Aris Ambriz at Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif., for the vacant North American Boxing Federation (NABF) welterweight title. The 10-round bout will be the main event on ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, Feb. 17, live on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

Jose "The Sniper" Pedraza returns to the ring on February 24, 2012, in an 8-round main event live from the Salvador Dijols Colisseum in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Opponent TBA.

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For more information on Thomas Dulorme, Jose "The Sniper" Pedraza and Team Puerto Rico Boxing visit www.teampuertoricoboxing.com.

Article posted on 11.02.2012



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