George Acosta vs. Isaac Avelar Headlines Thompson Card
July 22 In Ontario
Eager to get back in the ring, George "El YuYu" Acosta
(12-1, 1 KO), of Whittier, California, will face Isaac "Canelito"
Avelar (16-4, 10 KOs) of Aguascalientes, Mexico, on July 22,
2022. Acosta vs. Avelar, an 8-round main event bout in the
super featherweight division, will headline Thompson
Boxing’s "New Blood" series.
Acosta, who was set to fight on the past Thompson Boxing
card last June, saw unforeseen circumstances have his fight
canceled at the last minute. That turned into a blessing in
disguise as Acosta will now headline this event and doing so
at a new 130 lbs. weight class, where he feels more
“I was heartbroken to not fight last month, but I told
myself everything happens for a reason, I got to be a part
of the broadcast team on that fight card, and now I am the
main event,” said Acosta. “I want to thank Thompson Boxing
for believing in me. I'm expecting a grueling, tough test,
and I'm ready to show everyone that I can be a world
champion in this weight class. With a few more good
performances, I believe I'll be in the mix against anyone."
In the 8-round middleweight co-feature, Richard "Cool
Breeze" Brewart Jr. (12-0, 4 KO), of Rancho Cucamonga,
California, will face Ramon "Niño de Oro" Ayala (25-6, 13
KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico.
“I am glad to be back, and I am ready to put the division on
notice,” stated Brewart Jr. “I have greatly improved since I
last fought, and fans can expect a spectacular victory.
Fighting close to home is exciting because all my family,
friends and fans can watch it live."
In addition to what should another scintillating night of
boxing, Thompson Boxing Promotions is happy to announce its
newest corporate partnership with HUSTLER Casino for all of
Thompson's Southern California 2022 scheduled events.
“We are thrilled to be working with HUSTLER Casino and
making them our marquee partner for the remainder of our
Southern California events,” said Alex Camponovo, general
manager of Thompson Boxing. “It is synergy like this,
between us and HUSTLER Casino, that will allow us to create
more opportunities for our athletes and give the fans the
fights they want to see. Not only are they a marquee casino
in the Los Angeles area but they fully understand how a
grassroots company like ours operates and grows.”
"HUSTLER Casino believes in keeping things local, and we are
thrilled to partner with Thompson Boxing Promotions,” said
Shaun Yaple, general manager at HUSTLER Casino. “Their
excellence in developing professional boxing talent and
championing local contenders is well known throughout
Southern California and beyond. We are excited to support
their organization in helping young athletes achieve their
dreams...it is an incredible opportunity.”
Beto Duran will operate as the blow-by-blow commentator with
expert commentary by Doug Fischer. Jessica Rosales will
serve as the onsite ringside reporter.
Featherweight Japhethlee Llamido (8-0, 3 KOs), will face an
opponent to be named at a later date. (6-rounds)
Middleweight “Knuckle” Nelson Oliva (3-0, 3 KOs), of
Riverside, Calif, will face an opponent to be named at a
later date. (6-rounds)
Women's lightweight Stephanie Chavez (1-0), of Orange, Calif,
will face pro debut Esli Cervantes from Aguascalientes,
Opening the card will be super featherweight Leo Sanchez
(pro debut) of Indio, Calif., facing Erick Espinoza (1-0-2),
of Los Mochis, Mexico. (4-rounds)
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