Juan Carlos Burgos vs.
On "Path To Glory" July 22
Exciting featherweight contender Juan Carlos Burgos will
look to continue his winning ways on Friday, July 22nd, as
he faces off against Mexican countryman Gilberto Sanchez
Leon in the 10 round main event of the hottest card of the
summer of 2011, Thompson Boxing Promotions' "PATH to GLORY"
at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California.
Also featured on this hard-hitting seven bout card will be
rising Colombian star Darley Perez, local favorites Abraham
Lopez and Jonathan Arellano, and junior welterweight
prospect Jhon Ortega.
Tickets for "PATH to GLORY" are priced at $75, $45, and $30.
They are available now and may be purchased by calling
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giveaway raffle for two (2) ringside and two (2) general
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page and the event release.
One of the top featherweights in the world, Tijuana's Juan
Carlos Burgos (26-1, 19 KOs) is eager to get another shot at
the 126-pound title after a hard-fought 12 round decision
loss in Japan against Hozumi Hasegawa last November. Since
then, the 23-year old phenom dropped Frankie Archuleta three
times en route to a second round TKO win in February, and
he's determined to deliver the same dominant performance
against Sanchez Leon to prove that he's ready for another
A 13 year veteran of the fight game, Mexicali's Gilberto
Sanchez Leon (29-10-2, 11 KOs) has faced some of the best in
the sport and that pattern will remain intact when he
battles Burgos on July 22nd. Winner of four of his last
seven bouts, with two first round knockouts, the 30-year old
will bring his best as he faces his countryman in All-Mexico
2008 Colombian Olympian Darley Perez (21-0, 16 KOs) wasted
no time tearing through his opposition after the Beijing
Games, compiling 21 fights in just two years as a pro. After
a 12-0 start in 2009, he added six more wins last year, and
in 2011, he has stepped up his game considerably with two of
his three victories coming against 23-9 Jose Reyes and
26-13-3 Wilson Alcorro. On July 22nd, he will step up to the
plate against a veteran foe once again when he battles
Huatabampo, Mexico's Sergio "Pollero" Rivera (25-7-2, 16
KOs) in an eight round lightweight bout that promises to be
a memorable showdown.
La Puente featherweight Abraham "Chamaco" Lopez (14-0, 10
KOs) has always been a popular fighter in the Southern
California area, but it was his April 29th win over fellow
prospect Aaron Garcia that let people know that he was ready
for bigger things in his promising career. Next up for the
23-year old Lopez in an eight round matchup will be
hard-hitting Laredo, Texas product Olvin Mejia (4-3-3, 4
Also featured on July 22nd will be Londonberry, New
Hampshire's Jhon Ortega (5-0-1, 5 KOs) who has become quite
accustomed to performing on the west coast since his debut
in 2010. He will meet McAllen, Texas' John David Charles
(7-2, 1 KO) in a six round junior welterweight contest.
In a six round super bantamweight bout, Ontario's own
Jonathan "Lil' Thund'r" Arellano (8-0-1, 1 KOs) squares off
against Brownsville, Texas' Felipe Cordova (10-2, 4 KOs).
And in two bouts pitting fighters from Los Angeles against
boxers from Indio, LA's Danny Roman (2-0-1, 1 KO) takes on
Indio's Diego Madrigal (1-0-1) in a four round bantamweight
match, and debuting welterweights Javier Albonica of LA
meets Joshua Robertson of Indio in a four rounder.
Bouts subject to change. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the
first bell rings at 7:30 pm. The Doubletree Hotel is located
at 222 North Vineyard Avenue in Ontario. The hotel phone
number is 909-937-0900.