Louie Lopez Training Camp Notes
“Path to Glory”, Thompson Boxing’s popular boxing series
returns this Friday March 10th, as Corona, California’s very
own Louis Lopez (13-1-1, 4 KOs) will face Angel Beltran
(15-1, 9 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico. The 8-round welterweight
clash will serve as the main event. A special tribute
honoring the life of TBP promoter Ken Thompson, who recently
passed, will kick off the show.
The co-main event will feature super welterweights Jesus
Gonzalez (6-0, 2 KOs), of Riverside, California, and Keon
Papillion (5-0, 4 KOs) of Lafayette, Louisiana, who will put
their undefeated records on the line in a scheduled 6-round
“Path to Glory” will take place at the Doubletree Hotel in
Ontario, CA on Friday, March 10th, 2022. Doors open at 6:00
pm PT, with a Tribute to Ken Thompson at 7:00 pm (promptly),
followed by fights. Tickets priced $50, $75, $100, and $125
are available for purchase by calling 714-935-0900 or online
www.thompsonboxing.com. Fight fans will be able to watch
all Thompson Boxing fights, weigh-ins, and behind-the-scenes
content, via their new mobile app downloadable on Apple and
Here is what Lopez had to say about is recent training camp,
his matchup with Beltran, fighting at home, and more.
On his recent training camp:
“I am coming into my own as a fighter. With each fight I
take I am improving, I didn’t have the most decorated
amateur career so I am learning on the job, and I feel like
with the work I am putting in - I will soon get a big fight.
I am pushing myself in new ways with forms of training,
diet, and preparation. My goal is to be the best version of
myself, and I believe that 2023 will be m year to make a
nice run to a world title shot.”
On his matchup with Angel Beltran:
“He is a good fighter, but honestly, everyone I fight is
good. I have been asking for and facing solid fighters,
people who have the same level of experience as me and are
coming to win. These are the type of fights I want. So, I
respect Angel Beltran, but I see him as no different than my
past opponents as he wants everything I have, and I am
unwilling to give it up. I am taking him one hundred percent
seriously and giving my all to this training camp.
On what a win will do for his career:
“I would like to get a fight against a known fighter with a
name. My goal is to win this fight and work my up the
rankings. I’ve been fighting good opponents and I feel a top
rating is right around the corner.
On fighting in main event on Thompson's Tribute show:
“Thompson is family, point blank period. I feel honored to
be the headliner on a card paying tribute to Mr. Thompson.
He was a good man, and he along with Alex Camponovo, has
guided me in the perfect position, to be where I am at in
the sport. I am very grateful, and because of that, Angel
Beltran is going to see me at my very best, as I am going to
put on the most memorable performance of my career.”
Beto Duran will operate as the blow-by-blow commentator with
expert commentary by Doug Fischer and Rich Marotta. Jessica
Rosales will serve as the onsite ringside reporter.
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