Top Prospect Angel Ruiz Steps Into Another
Main Event Attraction This Friday, Oct. 18
Welterweight prospect Angel Ruiz (16-0, 12 KOs), fresh off a
first round knockout win in his main event debut from June,
steps back into the main event attraction this Friday, Oct.
18, in Thompson Boxing's "Path to Glory" show from the
Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
Ruiz, 22, faces fellow southpaw Javier Flores (14-2, 12 KOs)
in the 8-round showcase fight. The Mexican-born Ruiz, who
now lives in Los Angeles and trains out of the Maywood
Boxing Gym, has recently began to gain exposure in the
American market after breaking out from the Tijuana boxing
Five out of his last six fights have taken place from the
greater Los Angeles area. He rides a five-fight knockout win
streak into his scrap with Flores, who is perhaps the
toughest test of his young career.
"It's a big fight for me," remarked Ruiz. "I know a lot of
people are interested in seeing what I can do against a
tough opponent and I'm ready to show everyone that I have
what it takes to get to the top."
Ruiz shinned in his last fight by dispatching quality
veteran Miguel Zamudio in the first round.
In that fight, he tagged Zamudio with a left hand from his
southpaw stance. He quickly followed up with a bevy of
punches that overwhelmed Zamudio.
"I did what I came here to do," said Ruiz after the fight.
"I'm just happy I was able to finish this early and give the
fans something to talk about."
Ruiz came out fast as lightening, as his nickname, "Relampago,"
"He looked really sharp and in command right from the
start," said Doug Fischer, TB Presents livestream color
commentator. "I wanted to see more of him, but that's what
happens when you end a fight early."
All fights will be streamed live on TB Presents: Path to
Glory via our Facebook page, YouTube channel and
ThompsonBoxing.com. Beto Duran will handle blow-by-blow
duties, while Doug Fischer provides expert, color
The livestream starts at 8:00 p.m. PT / 11:00 p.m. ET.
In the co-feature, lightweight George Acosta (7-1, 1 KO) of
Whittier, Calif. faces Roberto Almazan (9-12, 4 KOs) of
Brownsville, Tex. in a 6-round fight.
Junior welterweight prospect Alec Zavala (3-0, 2 KOs) of
Fontana, Calif. meets Marquese Steward (1-1) Pflugerville,
Super bantamweight Ivan Zarate of San Pedro, Calif. makes
his professional debut against an opponent to be named later
Junior lightweight Chris Crowley (1-0-1) of Santa Ana,
Calif. fights Luis Alvarado (1-0) of Pasco, Wash.
Canadian lightweight Golden Garcia (11-0-1, 6 KOs) meets
Mexico's Hector Garcia (14-7-2, 8 KOs) in a fight scheduled
The Doubletree Hotel is located at 222 N. Vineyard Ave,
Ontario, CA 91764 and can be reached at 909-937-0900.
"Path to Glory" is presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions
and sponsored by Everlast.