V&B Promotions returns to Tijuana for another blockbuster show

The trio of Lorena and Joe Vargas plus the funloving Emilio Bojorquez work tirelessly to make V&B Promotions work.

Lorena and Joe Vargas plus the fun loving, dual persona of ex-boxer Emilio Bojorquez (top right and left) make V&B Promotions an organization like no other. All photos: Jim Wyatt

Things to do, places to go, shows to see in Tijuana? After Friday night’s mayhem at Tijuana’s Municipal Auditorium with the masked luchadores performing their insane, daring antics, it’s time to get back to the more dicey, more perilous world of professional boxing which is making it’s first return since March 29, 2013.


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On V&B’s last boxing card, dubbed “U. S. vs Mexico, Border Wars,” the U. S. side took home most of the glory, and as upcoming boxers so often do, that very same group of San Diego boxers are returning Saturday night to again clean house, wipe up the floor with the competition. Or will they?

Defending the home turf, it will be super bantamweight Enrique “El Cholito” Flores (0-8-2) taking on Christian Bojorquez (10-0-0, 2 KOs) in the Main Event. The undefeated, untied Bojorquez trains at the Undisputed Fitness & Training Center in San Diego’s Downtown.

The complete fight card

In Bout #1, they have debutants Christian Nieto Ayala of Tijuana going up against Benjamin Perez Lazaro of Tijuana in a four round super bantamweight bout.

It’s interesting to note that Nieto has only been training for a year and he’s not fought one, amateur bout. Regardless, his trainer, Emilio Bojorquez Sr., is willing to put his reputation on the line and claims Nieto will destroy the competition on Saturday night.

In Bout #2, a four round bantamweight bout, they have 19 year-old Javier Miranda (0-1-0 as a pro, 22-3 as an Amateur) from Tijuana. He is trained by Oliver Arevalo. His opponent is Christian Becerra (0-2 as a pro, 40-10 as an Amateur). After switching over to the Marron Boxing Camp in Lakeside, CA, great things are expected.

In Bout #3, you have two light welterweights, Israel Arellano (5-1-0, 4 KOs) of San Diego and Adrian “El Guapo” Gonzalez (0-3) from Tijuana. Since Arellano has a reputation for being a knockout artist, I can’t imagine El Guapo being around to answer the bell for round #3.

In Bout #4, they have Francisco Pedroza (0-2-0) penciled in to face the always tough TBA (to be announced).

In Bout #5, they have flyweights, Jose Toribio (2-0-0, 1 KO) of San Diego, going up against the always tough, 17 year-old, Saul “Baby” Hernandez (2-4, 2 KOs).

With Toribio being the more compact and better boxer, Hernandez will have to show some patience, keep moving away from Torbio’s power and using his stiff jab to score. Knowing Hernandez, a high-strung, non-stop, all action fighter, he will ignore the coach’s game plan. Before you know it, he’ll be blasting away with his wide, looping punches, and the crowd will be witnessing what should end up being the “fight of the night”.

Bout #6, features super bantamweights, Jorge “Tito” Ruiz (2-0-0, 1 KO) of the Alliance Training Center, Chula Vista, CA going up against Ricardo Solis (0-1) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.

This is another bout that should end early. With Ruiz’s masterful defense, reach and power advantage, Solis will get the impression he’s going up against a clone of Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Bout #7, features light welterweights, Victor Fonseca (4-1-1, 2 KOs) of Tijuana going up against Ramiro Yanez. At this time we can’t find any information on Mr. Yanez. We do know Fonseca is a power puncher and as such, the shorter Yanez better keep his hands up or get a pillow ready for resting his head.

Bout #8, features bantamweights, 21 year-old Julio “Nino” Castillo (0-1) going up against Felipe Reyes with the most stylish hairdo you will ever see.

The 21 year-old Castillo was a dominate Amateur with a record of 26-5 and represented Tijuana in the Nationals.

Bout #9, features light flyweights, Abraham Rodriguez (1-0-0, 1 KO), a high school senior, going up against 22 year-old Carlos Lopez (2-2) who trains at the San Luis Boxing Gym in Tijuana.

Taking special interest in Rodriquez’s career is his manager, the former WBO, IBF, WBA Welterweight Champion Antonio Margarito.

Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno, (Tijuana’s Municipal Stadium) is just a short cab ride from the San Diego/Tijuana border. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the first punch to be thrown at 8 p.m.

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