Three local fighters featured on Thompson Boxing Promotions’ fight card

The Main Event on Friday evening, July 21st, with its redemption theme, features a pair of outstanding boxers looking to rebound off recent losses.

“It’s ‘New Blood’ and it’s a fight between two guys who just lost in their last outing,” said Alex Camponovo, the General Manager and matchmaker for Thompson Boxing Promotions, a well-respected boxing promotion company who has now been in business for over 16 years. “We have former WBC bantamweight title challenger Carlos Carlson from Tijuana, who just finished fighting the legendary Shinsuke Yamanaka in February in Tokyo, Japan, going up against Isaac Zarate, who last fought for the vacant NABF featherweight title on our May show. Zarate lost a really close split decision to Erick Ituarte.”

This six bout-fight card will begin locally at 8 p.m. PT on July 21st and be streamed live on Facebook Live and on with Beto Duran and Steve Kim doing the announcing and color commentary.

Main Event

Carlos “Memin” Carlson (22-2, 13 KOs) who is 27-years-old, 5’6½″ tall, an orthodox fighter from Tijuana versus 25-year-old southpaw Isaac “Dinamita” Zarate (12-3-2, 2 KOs) from San Pedro, Calif., in an eight round featherweight match.

All photos from Thursday evening’s weigh-ins were taken by Carlos Baega of Ken Thompson Boxing Promotions

Roberto “Ram” Meza (7-0-4 KOs) from Temecula, Calif. versus Juan Sandoval from San Bernardino, Calif. (7-17-1, 4 KOs) who has only won two bouts in his last 13, in a super featherweight clash. 

Cristian “Coralillo” Ayala-Nieto of Tijuana by way of Michoacan de Campo, Mexico (22-years-old, 11-1, 4 KOs) with that one lone loss to lightweight sensation Elvis Torres (17-0-2, 11 KOs) will be going up against 29-year-old, 5’5″ Pedro Melo (17-15-2) who has won only two bouts in his last six, 8 rounds, in a junior featherweight match.

Mario “Mighty” Hernandez from Santa Ana, Calif. (2-0) will be facing Larry Kloak from Modesto, Calif. by way of San Francisco, Calif. (who is making his Pro debut), 4 rounds in the super bantamweight division.

Giovani Noriega from Bakersfield, Calif. (who is making his Pro debut) will be going up against Daniel Guzman from Los Angeles (0-1) in a 4 round, bantamweight bout.

And finally, they have Carlos Apodaca from Sonora, Mexico (0-4) a victim of 3 KOs taking on 18-year-old Amateur Wesley Diana from Las Vegas by way of Puerto Rico who is making his Pro Debut. Great things are projected for Diana, who stands 5’11” tall and had a sterling Amateur career. He also has the hard-nosed “Ferocious” Fernando Vargas as his trainer/manager.

Originally, there was to be a fourth local boxer on this fight card but then came news that the 28-year-old Scott Alexander from Los Angeles (12-2-2, 6 KOs) had hurt his hand on Tuesday evening July 18 and would have to pull out of his fight versus San Diego’s Mario “Chabelo” Heredia (13-5, 11 KOs), 24-years-old, who trains at The Arena gym in Point Loma, San Diego, Calif.

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