Looking to get back into the ring, George “El YU” Acosta (12-1, 1 KO) of Whittier, California will face Isaac “Canelito” Avelar (16-4, 10 KO) of Aguascalientes, Mexico on July 22, 2022 .
Acosta vs. Avelar, an 8-round super featherweight main event, will headline Thompson Boxing’s “New Blood” series.
This event will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. Doors open at 6:30pm PT and the first fight starts at 8:00pm PT. Tickets are $50, $75 and $100 and can be purchased by calling 714-935-0900.
Acosta, who was scheduled to fight on the last Thompson Boxing card last June, had his fight canceled at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances. This turned out to be happiness in disguise, as Acosta will now headline the event, and will do so at a new 130 pounds. weight category where he feels more comfortable.
“I was heartbroken that I didn’t fight last month, but I told myself that everything happens for a reason, I got to be part of the broadcast team on this fight card and now I’m the main event,” Acosta said. “I want to thank Thompson Boxing for believing in me. A grueling, tough test awaits me, and I am ready to show everyone that I can be a world champion in this weight category. With a few more good performances, I think I’ll be in the mix with anybody.”
Richard “Cool Breeze” Brewart Jr. (12-0, 4 KOs) of Rancho Cucamonga, California will take on Ramon “Niño de Oro” Ayala (25-6, 13 KOs) in an 8-round middleweight bout. Mexico City, Mexico.
“I’m excited to be back and I’m ready to announce the division,” Brewart Jr. said. – I have improved a lot since my last fight and the fans can expect an impressive victory. Fighting close to home is exciting because all my family, friends and fans can watch it live.”
In addition to another brilliant night of boxing, Thompson Boxing Promotions is pleased to announce its new corporate partnership with HUSTLER Casino for all of Thompson’s Southern California events scheduled for 2022.
“We are very excited to partner with HUSTLER Casino and make them our premier partner for our remaining events in Southern California,” said Alex Campanova, General Manager of Thompson Boxing. “It is this synergy between us and HUSTLER Casino that will allow us to create more opportunities for our athletes and give fans the fights they want to see. Not only are they the marquee casino in the Los Angeles area, but they have a great understanding of how a massive company like ours operates and grows.”
“HUSTLER Casino believes in keeping everything local and we are very excited to partner with Thompson Boxing Promotions,” said Shawn Yaple, General Manager of HUSTLER Casino. “Their excellence in developing professional boxing talent and fighting for local rivals is well known throughout Southern California and beyond. We are excited to support their organization in helping young athletes achieve their dreams … this is an incredible opportunity.”
This event will be streamed live for free on the Thompson Boxing Promotions website (www.thompsonboxing.com) as well as their Facebook and YouTube pages.
In addition, fight fans will be able to watch all of Thompson’s boxing matches, weigh-ins and behind-the-scenes content via their new mobile app available for download on Apple and Google.
Beta Duran will serve as the detailed commentator with expert commentary from Doug Fisher. Jessica Rosales will serve as the ringside reporter.
FIGHTS IN ANDECARDA:
Welterweight Jafetli Llamida (8-0, 3 KOs) will face an opponent to be announced later. (6 rounds)
Nelson Oliva (3-0, 3 KOs), “The Knuckle” middleweight from Riverside, Calif., will face an opponent to be announced later. (6 rounds)
Stephanie Chavez (1-0) of Orange, Calif., will take on debuting pro Ashley Cervantes of Aguascalientes, Mexico in the women’s bantamweight title.
The card will be opened by Leo Sanchez (pro debut) of Indio, California in the super featherweight division against Eric Espinoza (1-0-2) of Los Mochis, Mexico. (4 rounds)