Light-weight prospect Ruben Torres will face Diego Contreras on April 18, Thompson Boxing Promotions introduced Friday.
The eight-round bout will happen on the Omega Merchandise Worldwide in Corona, California, and can headline a “3.2.1 Boxing” card that can stream stay on their web site (ThompsonBoxing.com) and on their YouTube and Fb pages (5 p.m. ET/ 2 p.m. PT).
Torres (14-0, 11 knockouts) has emerged as certainly one of Thompson Boxing’s high prospects. The Southern California-based promotional firm has developed the likes of former world unified junior featherweight titleholder Danny Roman, former two-division world titleholder Timothy Bradley, former IBF titleholder Yonnhy Perez, and Mauricio Herrera, and Josesito Lopez.
“We’re glad to be again with one other thrilling 3.2.1 occasion,” mentioned Alex Camponovo, Thompson Boxing’s common supervisor and creator of three.2.1 Boxing. “Ruben Torres will look to proceed to enhance upon what he has completed up to now, and every bout gives attention-grabbing contrasts in types that can create attention-grabbing match-ups. I do know he’s able to deliver forth a terrific efficiency.”
The 23-year-old Torres final fought on December 20, 2020, defeating Jose Luis Rodriguez by unanimous resolution. In his earlier struggle on July 26, Torres scored a formidable knockout victory over gatekeeper Oscar Bravo within the sixth.
Torres is assured of placing on one other dominant efficiency on April 18.
“I’m excited to return to the ring and provides the followers a terrific present,” mentioned Torres, who resides in Santa Monica, California. “That is my fifth scheduled eight-round struggle, and I’ve been coaching exhausting with my coach, Danny Zamora.”
Contreras (11-3, 5 KOs) defeated Eliud Montoya by unanimous resolution in his final bout on September 25 in his hometown of Monterey, Mexico. In 2019, he misplaced back-to-back fights towards former world title challenger Alfredo Santiago and Jose Cardenas, respectfully.
Having gained 4 of his final six bouts, Contreras believes he has the aggression and ring savvy to defeat Torres.
“I’m going to make this struggle ugly for Torres,” Contreras mentioned. “I’ll be throwing a whole lot of punches and I’m not holding again. We’ll see what he’s made from. I’m coming to win.”
Within the co-feature, light-weight George Acosta, of close by Whittier, will sq. off towards an opponent to be decided in a six-round bout. Acosta (10-1, 1 KO) has gained his final three bout since dropping by unanimous resolution to Torres in Could 2019.
Within the opening bout of the stream, former two-time world title challenger Petr Petrov (41-6-2, 22 KOs) will face Bergman Aguilar in an eight-round bout.
Petrov, who’s initially from Russia and resides in Madrid, Spain, knocked out veteran Dedrick Bell in his final bout in September 2019. He has gained his final three bouts since dropping to then-unbeaten Ivan Baranchyk in March 2018.
Aguilar (15-6-1, 5 KOs) was stopped by Ryan Karl after spherical 5 of his final bout in November 2019 after struggling a damaged left hand through the struggle. Initially from Nicaragua, now residing in San Jose, Costa Rica, Aguilar has misplaced 4 of his final 5 bouts.
Beto Duran will name the motion from ringside together with Ring Journal editor Doug Fischer and boxing scribe Steve Kim. Jessica Rosales will function onsite ringside reporter.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October of 2013 and has lined boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper. He will be reached by e mail at [email protected] or on Twitter @FSalazarBoxing