Ruben Torres Will Face Cristian Baez On Thompson Card
Aug. 20 In Corona, CA
A stellar card for what should be a hot summer night is
being set by Thompson Boxing this coming Saturday, August 20
in Corona, CA.
The main event will feature rising lightweight star, Ruben
“Ace” Torres (18-0, 15 KOs), from South Central Los Angeles,
who will put it all on the line against equally heavy-handed
and knockout artist, Cristian “Guarico” Baez (18-1, 17 KOs)
from San Juan de Los Morros, Venezuela. Torres vs. Baez is a
10-round bout that will headline the properly dubbed “Path
To Glory” event.
Tickets priced at $50, $75, $100 & $125, will only be
available for purchase at the door the day of the event,
which will take place at the Omega Products International
Event Center in Corona, CA. Doors open at 6:30 pm PT with
the first fight starting at 8:00 pm PT.
"Sparks will fly on August 20th," said Torres. "I’m ready to
take my career to the next level and a victory against a
tough opponent like Baez will help me climb up the rankings.
I will like to make a statement in the ring and let the
world know that I belong at the top of my weight division."
"I've been waiting for a long time to get in the ring and
now it’s time to showcase my talent." said Baez from his
training camp in San Jose, CA. "Torres is a good prospect,
but I'm hungry and I'm going to give him all he can handle.
Don’t be surprised If I knock him out."
In what should be another ‘barn-burner,’ Corona’s own Louie
Lopez (11-1-1, 4 KOs) who will be fighting in his backyard,
will have his hands full against undefeated prospect Elias
“Ingles” Diaz (11-0, 6 KOs) who hails from National City,
Calif. Lopez vs. Diaz will serve as the co-main event bout
scheduled to 8-rounds or less.
Rounding up the non-stop action with an 8-round special
attraction will be a clash of Southern California undefeated
lightweights, Pedro Valencia (10-0, 7 KOs) from Pacoima,
Calif., will face Adrian “Bam Bam” Corona (9-0-1, 2 KO’s),
from nearby Rialto, Calif.
Middleweight “Nuckle” Nelson Oliva (3-0, 3 KOs), of
Riverside, Calif, will face experienced Carlos Gorham
(16-8-1, 10 KOs) of Tamaulipas, Mexico. (6-rounds)
Super welterweight Anthony Saldivar (1-0) of Ontario, Calif.
will face an opponent TBA (4-rounds)
Opening the card will be lightweight Ioannis Manouilidis
(1-0) of Athens, Greece, facing Gibran Perez (0-1), of San
Marcos, Calif. (4-rounds)