Walter “Schoolboy” Sarnoi vs Christian Bojorquez, Bout of the Night

(L to R) Members of the Downtown Undisputed Fitness & Training Center’s Fight Team include boxers, Adrian Vargas, Christian Bojorquez, mixed martial artist, Nick Barnes, boxing trainer Joe Vargas and boxer Emilio Bojorquez. Photo: Jim Wyatt

On Friday, July 27, 2012, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, CA with promoter Roy Englebrecht of Roy Englebrecht Events in association with Emanuel Steward of the Kronk Boxing Gym in Detroit, Michigan, will be showcasing another action-packed fight card.

The flashy Tony Harrison of the Motor City, Detroit, Michigan acknowledges the crowd on May 11, 2012, after another win at the Pechanga Resort and Casino. Photo: Jim Wyatt

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (R) interrupts one of Calvin Odom’s important workouts in order to get a photo with his idol.

Hector Serrano is shown unloading a big overhand right on the chin of Aris Ambriz in their bout on February 24, 2011 at the Orange County Fairgrounds.

Light welterweight, Arthur Brambilia, still showing up for work and still putting on a game performance.

In the Main Event, they have an eight round light middleweight bout between Tony Harrison (8-0-0, 8 KOs) of Detroit, Michigan and Calvin Odom (15-11-0, 11 KOs) of Inglewood, CA. In a six round CO-feature they have a welterweight contest between Hector “Teco” Serrano (14-3-0, 5 KOs) of Huntington Park, CA and Arthur Brambilia (9-16-0, 4 KOs) of Phoenix, Arizona. Here’s the rub: Brambilia has won just once over the last eight years, while Odom has won only twice.

With any of the fighting sports, it’s important that the matchmaker insures an entertaining show. Of all the interesting bouts on Friday night’s fight card, no matchup sticks out more than the six round CO-feature featherweight clash between Christian “El Huevo” Borjorquez of National City by way of Tijuana, B. C., Mexico versus Walter “School Boy” Sarnoi, (pronounced Sarnoy) of Monterey Park, Ca.

This one is a classic matchup between two of the most accurate boxers in the game and two guys who rarely take a step back. Unlike the majority of boxers these two have a backup plan.

Bojorguez (7-0-0) plans to one day become a lawyer. The 20 year-old has already finished two years of college at UABC (Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Campus Tijuana).

The 26 year-old Sarnoi (10-3-0, 5 KOs) already has his degree, plus a Master of Business Arts. Translation: we have two brainy academics fighting Friday night.

The entire Bojorquez family is involved in the sport. Emilio Bojorquez Sr., Christian’s father, runs a boxing gym in Tijuana. He has been training his two boys, Emilio Bojorquez (20-2-0, 14 KOs) and Christian since they were eight years old. They’ve now been training at the Undisputed Fitness and Training Center in downtown San Diego where the well-respected Joe Vargas is the trainer. It’s a gym that has a plethora of boxing talent, ideal for sparring.

Walter Sarnoi (C) with his coaches. Photo: Jim Wyatt

Walter Sanoi (L) had a most difficult time against Jonathan Alcantara (R) in his last bout on May 11, 2012 at the very same venue, the Pechana Resort & Casino, Temecula, CA.

Sarnoi’s 71 year-old father, Thira Lodjarengabe, grew up in Bangkok, Thailand and fought as a bantamweight. He never pushed his son to box and as a matter of fact, Sarnoi had been training for two years before he discovered his father had boxed professionally.

Over a four year, professional career, the biggest thorn in Sarnoi’s side has been a journeyman boxer by the name of Francisco Pina (5-4-4) from Ensenada, B. C., Mexico who beat him twice, once on December 3, 2010 and again on November 9, 2011. The six and eight round bouts were lost by an unanimous decision.

Pina, who hails from Tijuana, just happens to be a friend of Bojorguez and the two have been sparring recently. Since the Sarnoi’s support group has done a lot of taping of fights to show on the internet, the Bojorguez Fight Team is already familiar with Sarnoi’s style even before he steps in the ring.

Sarnoi, a busy fighter, likes to move a lot and has excellent ring generalship. Living in the LA area, he’s had an opportunity to polish his skills with some of the best people in the business, for example, Giovanni Segura, a guy who averages 100 punches a round, Paulie Malignaggi and Yonnhy Pérez, just to name a few. His gym mates in Monterrey Park, CA have also been a blessing.

In his last outing, an unanimous decision loss, May 11th of this year, he ran into this little fireplug by the name of Jonathan Alcantara (6-7-2, 1 KO) who put his head on Sarnoi’s chest and just banged away at the midsection. Later, it was learned Sarnoi had a stomach virus and the illness plus blows to the stomach weakened him.

The Walter Sarnoi highlight reel:

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