Corona, CA: Thompson Boxing Promotions’ Night of Champions this Saturday, March 10

This Saturday, March 10, Thompson Boxing Promotions will host a very special private dinner and boxing card named “Night of Champions”. The event will honor special guests and former champions Evander Holyfield, Ray Mancini and Israel Vazquez and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Today’s Youth Boxing Club located in Corona, California.

About the card

Two weeks after a packed sold out event in Ontario, CA, Thompson Boxing Promotions returns with a fight card filled with hungry prospects led by undefeated flyweight hopefuls Miguel Diaz (7-0, 3 KOs) and Austreberto Juarez (10-0, 2 KOs) battling for the WBC US flyweight title.

Diaz and Juarez eagerly step forward on the main event on Saturday, March 10, at the Doubletree Hotel in Orange, California. Their flyweight clash features an East versus West confrontation that never fails to bring that extra spice.

Allentown, Penn.’s Diaz has met little resistance in his forays into California. The flyweight boxer-puncher has found the Golden State much to his liking including four consecutive knockouts in one stretch. Though the knockout streak ended three bouts ago,

Diaz still wields serious firepower and an uncanny knack to adapt to the foe’s strengths and come roaring back with an antidote. Wins over Malcolm Franklin and Felipe Castaneda excited the crowd. Can he continue his west coast invasion? That question will be answered on Saturday night.

Juarez hails from Ventura’s fertile boxing grounds and has faced solid competition in his stretched out eight-year career. Though his activity has been inconsistent, no opponent has been able to topple Juarez from the ranks of the undefeated. With his aggressive boxer-puncher style he’s been able to ward off different fighting styles from out-right brawlers to pure boxers. The lanky Ventura boxer has never faced anyone with a losing record and still prevailed.

The semi-main event features two young undefeated prospects that will tangle in a welterweight blow out when Anaheim’s Victor Garcia (4-0, 3 KOs) faces Puerto Rico’s Luis Merced (3-0, 3 KOs). Their bout is scheduled for only four rounds but expect a major firefight when these two bombers begin to unleash. Someone’s “O” has got to go.

A preceding junior welterweight event features undefeated Jake “The Bull” Giuriceo (14-0, 3 KOs) of Youngstown, Ohio testing Mexican veteran Jaime Orrantia (14-28-5, 5 KOs) in a scheduled six round bash.

Giuriceo has never fought west of the Mississippi River but has grounded out a well-deserved record in Ohio and Pennsylvania prize rings. The Ohio puncher wants to test the West Coast fighters first hand.

Orrantia may have a inconsistent track record but throughout his career the fighter from Michoacan, Mexico has fought star prospects like Frankie Gomez, Antonio Orozco, Andrew Cancio, and Jorge Paez Jr. to name a few. His career has teetered but he’s proven to be a good barometer for testing new hungry fighters.

Featherweights Sergio Nunez (4-0-1, 2 KOs) of Maywood faces Spain’s Cesar Martinez (3-0, 1 KO) in a super featherweight match set for four rounds. When you have two undefeated boxers you can only expect the unexpected. No one fights harder than unbeaten prizefighters looking to stay at the top of their division and that’s exactly what Martinez, who is making his first appearance in the U.S., intends on doing.

A four round female bout will also be featured on the card but will be announced at a later time.

Please note that this is a private sold out dinner and press passes will not be distributed at this event.

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