In the 8-round co-main event of Thompson Boxing’s “New Blood” card, Oakland’s own Damoni Cato-Cain (7-0, 6 KOs), a local undefeated fan favorite and big-ticket seller, looks to make a statement against Rashid Stevens (6-1, 5 KOs), of Gardena, California, in a super welterweight clash.
“New Blood” will take place at Omega Products International in Sacramento, CA. Doors open at 5:30 pm PT with the first fight starting at 7:00 pm PT. Tickets are priced $50, $75, $100, and $125 are available for purchase by calling 714-935-0900 or online at 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 Google.
Here is what Damoni Cato-Cain had to say about his upcoming matchup with Stevens, his recent training camp, and more.
On his recent training camp:
“I have trained very hard for this fight and I’m in great shape. I got a lot of rounds in, sparring with all the top guys in the Bay Area. I worked tirelessly to have the best camp possible so that I can let the world know who ‘Big Cato’ is!”
On his matchup with Rashid Stevens:
“We would have essentially the same record if it wasn’t for his only loss in his career. He is also a southpaw, and I can’t remember the last time I fought a southpaw, so I am looking forward to the switch-up with that. I just want him to come on weight and bring forth his best version of himself. Stylistically, this is a great matchup that the fans will enjoy because we are both going to let our hands fly.”
On what a win will do for his career:
“It is a blessing to be alive every day. I want to make the most of each opportunity presented to me. This is just another chance to do just that. I am going to maximize my potential in this fight and go to the furthest extent possible after this fight. A win will do wonders for my career. I’m hoping to crack the world rankings in 2023.”
On fighting close to home in Sacramento:
“I can’t wait to display my skills to my family and friends in Sacramento, Ca. I am embracing the moment. I have been waiting on a fight and was glad to get this bout so close to home. I am excited to demonstrate my skills and show that I respect the craft as well as the sport. I have a lot of people who are waiting to see me perform and haven’t gotten the chance, so this will be a big event.”
This event is sponsored by HUSTLER Casino, LA’s only luxury casino; Thompson Building Materials, Transforming spaces into beautiful places; Omega Products International, The leading stucco manufacturer in the United States; Belgard, Paves the way; and Makita, Rule the outdoors.
“New Blood” will stream live for free on the Thompson Boxing Promotions website (www.thompsonboxing.com), as well as their Facebook and YouTube pages.