Weigh-ins complete for Thursday’s Boxing Show at the Sheraton

Adrian Vargas (right) of the Undisputed Fitness and Training Center in San Diego's Downtown completed his weigh-in Wednesday for Thursday's fight against Alejandro Garcia (left) of Tijuana.




Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Aero Drive, San Diego

Wednesday, 5 p.m., the officials of the California Athletic Commission and the boxers scheduled to compete the following evening in the boxing show “Champions of Tomorrow” were in attendance to conduct their regular weigh-ins and the mandatory pre-fight checks of their documentation. Yours truly was on hand to take the photos as they came off the scales.

Unfazed by his tremendous size, Cornell Davis(right) poses back to back with Lionel T. Davis, his opponent on Thursday evening. Photo: Jim Wyatt

Of all the athletes in attendance, Lionel T. Davis (7-0, 6 KOs) of Hawthorne, CA, who weighs 256 pounds and stands 6’7” tall, had to be the most uncomfortable as he sat there waiting his turn with his knees abutting the seat in front of him. Imagine Wladimir Klitschko being in a similar situation.

His opponent Cornell “The Troublesome Underdog” Davis (3-13-2) was all smiles and seemed unintimidated when facing Hercules. As mentioned, Davis’s height, reach and weight advantage make him a prohibitive favorite. I guess it’s only proper to add that Cornell Davis hasn’t won a match in over  four and a half years.




Katarina De La Cruz's 19 month old daughter, Rafaella, accompanied mom on the trip to San Diego and appears to be showing Mom how to make a fist. Photo: Jim Wyatt

Set to go in the semi-main event, flyweight Amaris “La Reina” Quintana (4-0-2) was all smiles when she greeted her opponent Katrina De La Cruz (2-6-1) of Los Angeles who brought a babysitter along to take care of her year and seven month old daughter Rafaella.












After being so friendly at Wednesday's introduction, that will all change Thursday evening when they face each other in the ring. Photo: Jim Wyatt









The rest of the fight card includes:

Light welterweight Emmanuel Robles (2-0) of San Diego (right) poses for a photo with Franky Martinez (0-3) of Las Vegas, Nevada, his opponent on Thursday night.

Light welterweight Emmanuel Robles (2-0) of San Diego versus Franky Martinez (0-3) of Las Vegas, Nevada.









Erin Beach of Oceanside, CA (right), a well known mixed martial artist, is making his second venture into the boxing game. This time around he's going up against an unknown - Brandon Adams of Los Angeles who is making his pro-debut. Photo: Jim Wyatt



Welterweight Erin Beach (1-0), of Oceanside, CA versus Brandon Adams of Los Angeles, CA making his pro debut.








Both Frederico Martinez (left) and Salvador Cifuentes (right) are local boys. Martinez lives in Santee and Cifuentes in Chula Vista.




Frederico Martinez (0-2) of Santee, CA versus Salvador Cifuentes (0-1) of Chula Vista, CA.

The Four Points by Sheraton Hotel is located at 8110 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA. This is an all ages event with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the first bell scheduled to sound at 7:00 p.m. For more info and tickets, call (619) 420-8866 or (619) 743-0698.


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