Weigh-ins for Thursday night’s fights

Thursday, Chris “SD Kid” Martin (16-0) will be defending his CA State Bantamweight title. Photo: Jim Wyatt

Today was the day of the official weigh-ins for the Bobby D Presents and Jorge Marron Productions, 2010 Coors Light Boxing Series fight card to be held Thursday night, April 8th, at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Kearny Mesa.

The main event features the undefeated Christopher “SD Kid” Martin (16-0, 5 KO’s) defending his California State Bantamweight title against Ruben “Finito” Lopez (15-11-2, 13 KO’s) of Calexico, Ca. in an eight round bout. Both fighters looked incredibly fit.

Lopez, more of a featherweight than a bantamweight surprised everyone by having trouble making the weight and after disappearing for fifteen minutes reappeared to make the weight.

In the co-feature is the highly anticipated showdown between Amaris “La Reyna” Quintana (2-0-1) of nearby La Mesa, Ca. going up against Melissa McMorrow (3-1-2) in a rematch of the war they waged back on June 4, 2009 at this same venue. After four action packed rounds, the fight ended in a draw. This time the light flyweight bout is scheduled for six rounds in order to have a clear winner.

On the undercard is another rematch between Chris “the Showman” Chatman of San Diego, who looks ripped, facing Steven Macomber of Lakeside, CA. (3-6, 2 KO’s). Just as in their first fight, Macomber didn’t make the weight and Chatman and his manager, Mark Dion, were given the option of not accepting the fight or signing a waiver. Since Chatman is fearless, he naturally went ahead and signed the waiver.

Looking to revenge that earlier defeat Macomber will likely have a ten pound weight advantage come fight time. In their last bout on February 25th of this year, Chatman clowned around so much, his corner and trainer had conniptions watching their fighter take so many chances.

Artur Bernetsyan (1-0) is set to face Luis Sanchez who is making his professional debut. Sanchez, who is very tall, will tower over the shorter Bernetsyan, plus he’s been well schooled by Jesse Lopez, Sr., a well respected trainer and his younger brother, Alan Sanchez (5-1), another top prospect. The brothers spar almost daily.

The Four Points by Sheraton is located at 8110 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA 92123. The venue opens at 6:30 p.m. with the first bout starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets should still be available at the door. For photos of the weigh-in, check out the slideshow below.

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