Dutchover Headlines Night Of Champions
Lightweight prospect Michael “West Texas Warrior” Dutchover
(13-1, 10 KOs), will take the top spot on Thompson Boxing's
“Night Of Champions" event on Saturday, March 14th, live
from the Doubletree Hotel in Orange, CA.
Dutchover faces the powerful, upset-minded fighter, Rafael
“Guerrerito” Reyes (18-10, 14 KOs) in an eight-round main
event bout. Michael Dutchover is co-promoted by Thompson
Boxing and Banner Promotions.
Hailing from Midland, Texas, the 22-year-old powerhouse
Dutchover, is coming off his first career loss to Thomas
Mattice, which ended controversially due to the doctor
stopping the action. Dutchover, who is coached and managed
by Danny Zamora, and trains out of Santa Fe Springs, CA, is
looking to bounce back strong and get back on a winning
“I am looking to come back stronger than ever when I step in
the ring on March 14th," said Dutchover. “I learned a lot
about myself after my last fight and I know what needs to be
done to get back on top. I love fighting in Southern
California, this is my second home as I train and basically
live here, and I am more than ready to put forth a great
Not overly confident over his chances, Dutchover is quite
familiar with strong opponents that have tried to ruin his
winning streak and Rafael Reyes is no different with
fourteen of his 18 victories coming by way of KO.
“My opponent will not be an easy fight," said Dutchover. "He
has won a lot of fights by knockout and is coming to Orange
County to win. I am expecting to be tested and I will have
to work hard for a victory.”
Dutchover has been putting in the work as he tries to erase
the blemish created on his record during his outing last
September and he has been sparring with lightweight teammate
Ruben Torres, who is also signed to Thompson Boxing.
“Camp is always really hard,” said Dutchover. “I am working
smart in the gym and coach Zamora has devised a great game
plan. We have tons of sparring in Southern California and I
am always working to get better. I always feel like training
camp is harder than the fight. Make no mistake about it,
I’ll be seeking for a knockout and I know the fans will be
witnessing a great action-packed fight.”
Night of Champions is a PRIVATE EVENT, by invitation only
affair; however, fight fans can watch all the action on TB
PRESENTS which airs live next Saturday, March 14, on
Facebook, ThompsonBoxing.com, and our YouTube channel at
8:20 p.m. PT / 11:20 p.m. ET.
In the “Night of Champions" 8-round co-feature, lightweight
Manuel Flores (8-0, 5 KOs) of Coachella, CA, faces Leonardo
Reyes (8-21, 3 KOs) from Tijuana, Mexico.
Featherweight Arnold Dinong (6-0, 1 KO) of Daly City, CA
fights tough veteran Dihul Olguin (14-13-4, 9 KOs) of
Guadalajara, Mexico (6-rounds).
Opening “Night of Champions" in a four round bout will be
super bantamweight Lazaro Vargas of Indio, CA, making his
pro debut against Ulises Rosales (0-2) of Tijuana, Mexico
All the action will be streamed live on TB Presents via our
Facebook page, YouTube channel, and ThompsonBoxing.com.
Calling every second of the action will Beto Duran with
expert commentary by Doug Fisher.