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Three Great Fighters, Three Great Nights - Bradley, Lopez, Salcido To Kick Off Hot Summer

June 12, 2006 - Orange, CA – Thompson Boxing Promotions proudly announces its 2006 summer schedule that features some of the best young prospects of the sport. The first three events of the season will take place on June 23rd, July 14th and July 20th. On Friday, June 23, “Desert Storm” Timothy Ray Bradley Jr. will headline another installment of the popular “Path to Glory” series, live from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA.

Bradley (13-0, 7 KOs) will fight for the vacant WBC Youth Jr. Welterweight title against 19-year-old Pavel Miranda (9-0-1, 7 KOs) from Tijuana, Mexico.

On Friday, July 14, Josesito Lopez, from Riverside, CA, will heat things up on Thompson’s Boxing second summer installment when he is featured as the main event at Omega Products International in Corona.

Lopez (16-2, 9 KOs) will make his ring return after a controversial loss to Wes Ferguson on the undercard of the welterweight battle between Floyd Mayweather and Zab Judah in Las Vegas. Lopez will officially kick off the first of three summer nights of boxing under the stars that will also take place at Omega. (Other dates are Aug. 18 and Sept. 15)

Six day later, on Thursday, July 20, top jr. featherweight prospect Dominic Salcido will headline a special night of boxing at the legendary Los Angeles Athletic Club in downtown LA.

Salcido (8-0, 5 KOs) is currently recuperating from a right hand injury that took place on March 31 when he kayoed Odilon Rivera. Salcido expects to be fully recovered for his first main event ever.

“We are approaching a busy and fruitful season,” said promoter Ken Thompson from his Orange County based office. “Bradley, Lopez and Salcido, will thrill fans in Ontario, Corona and Los Angeles, in an unprecedented schedule that will have three full events in only 28 days,” added Thompson. “Not only will we feature these young athletes, but we will showcase much more talent that boxing fans will not want to miss.”

Tickets for the first summer Thompson Boxing Promotions show are now on sale. Prices for “Path to Glory” on June 23rd are available for purchase for $75, $45 and $30 by calling 714-935-0900 or through www.thompsonboxing.com

Article posted on 12.06.2006



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