Saul Sanchez vs. Jose Estrella
Doubletree Hotel Ontario – 17 December 2021
Red-hot bantamweight contender, Saul “The Beast” Sanchez (17-1, 10 KOs), of Pacoima, CA, coming off back-to-back first-round KOs on national television, is back in action as he will headline Thompson Boxing’s “Path to Glory” event on Friday, December 17, 2021, against Jose “Hollywood” Estrella (23-17-1, 16 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico. The 10-round bout will serve as the main event of the evening.
This event will take place at the Doubletree Hotel Ontario, CA. Doors open at 6:30 pm PT with the first fight starting at 8:00 pm PT. Tickets are priced at $50, $75, & $100, and are available for purchase by calling 714-935-0900, or online at 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.
“I feel like I am going to the next level as my training with Manny Robles has now gotten me back-to-back first-round knockouts on national TV, with my last one being on ShoBox – which was a huge statement,” said Sanchez, who is promoted by Thompson Boxing. “I am excited to fight back in the L.A. area and put on an entertaining show, as my march toward a world title is in full effect.”
In the 8-round co-feature, hard hitting Ruben “Ace” Torres (16-0, 13 KOs), of South-Central Los Angeles, Calif., will square off against undefeated Francisco “La Roca” Armenta (12-0, 4 KOs) of Sinaloa, Mexico, in a battle of two unbeaten super lightweights.
“It is great to finish out the year on the right foot and be able to put myself in a position in the ratings next year,” said Torres. “I have big goals that I want to accomplish in this sport, it goes back to what my family believes in me, as well the time my coach Danny Zamora has put into me, and I have to live up to what they see in me. I want to be a world champion and will do whatever it takes to make it happen.”
Facing the burgeoning Torres will be Mexico’s Francisco “La Roca” Armenta.
“This is a huge opportunity for me that I won’t let pass by me, I know Torres well and I am getting ready to give him his first career loss,” said the Sinaloa’s Armenta while in training camp. “I want to show the people what I’m capable of and there is no better time than December 17.”
This event will stream live for free on the Thompson Boxing Promotions mobile app, website (www.thompsonboxing.com), as well as their Facebook and
YouTube pages, in addition to Fight Hub TV, our proud Media Partner.
Super featherweight Brandon Benitez (17-2, 7 KOs) of Queretaro, Mexico, will face Anthony Chavez (9-1-1, 3 KOs) of Redlands, Calif. (8-rounds)
Bantamweight Miguel Flores (10-0, 7 KOs) of Coachella, Calif., will battle Leonardo Torrez (9-14-1, 5 KOs). (6-rounds)
Exciting featherweight prospect Japhethlee Llamido (5-0, 1 KOs) of Norwalk, Calif., will slug it out with fellow undefeated fighter, Alexis Eduardo Molina (8-0-1, 5 KOs), of Guadalajara, Mexico. (6-rounds)
Opening the card is super bantamweight Ivan Zarate of San Pedro, Calif (2-0), will face an opponent to be named at a later date. (4-rounds)
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.
Here is what Saul Sanchez had to say about his recent training camp, his matchup with Estrella, and more.
On his recent training camp.
“I’ve been working really hard with my head trainer Manny Robles and his assistants. Together we put in the hard work that will show when I step in the ring this Friday. At this point in my career there is no room for error, so I’ve taken my training to the next level. I’m in great shape and I’m getting better as a fighter every time I step in the ring.”
On his matchup with Jose Estrella.
“On paper, it is easy to not be excited, but I know he faced former world champion Luis Nery, and that is someone down the road I could face, and as a potential world champion, these are the tests you will face. I’m expecting a tough fight and I know Estrella is coming to win. I must control the action from the opening round. My goal will always be to end the fight before the final bell.”
On what 2022 will look like for him.
“Honestly, I know I am ready for a world title or a title eliminator and now it just comes down to when I get the chance, I have to take it. I have been at this for a very long-time, and done it at a high-level for over a decade, and next year I want to prove I am one of the best in the world.”
On headlining Thompson Boxing’s final event of the year.
“Thompson Boxing isn’t just my promoter, they’re family. They believed in me, even when I lost, and have gotten me the right fights at the right times to get me to where I need to go. Now that I’m in a position to fight for a world title, each and every fight I have on their shows is even that much more special. This is a good way to end my year. I defeated Mario Hernandez on a card around this time last year, and now to end the year with momentum after a huge year will allow me even bigger opportunities next year. I am not looking past my opponent, but I am looking to make a statement.”
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