Thursday’s photo shoot of Friday night’s Fight card in San Diego

Featherweight sensation Ronny Rios (12-0-0, 6 KOs) of Santa Ana, CA. (left) poses for a photo with Adolfo Landeros (20-16-1, 9 KOs) of Mexico City (right) after their weigh-in, Thursday evening, at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel. Landeros has now lost 10 of his last 12 fights. Photo credit: Jim Wyatt

After the matchmaker did his job, nine of the ten boxers showed up promptly for the 5 p.m. weigh-in; all except for one lost sheep, Yogli Herrera (22-13-0, 15 KOs), who was traveling from San Onofre, Columbia, South America. While everyone was completing their mandatory weigh-in, Herrera’s opponent Chris Martin (20-0-2, 6 KOs) sat


waiting. Martin, the California State Super Bantamweight Champ, should have been irritated, but he wasn’t. Finally, after waiting an hour and forty minutes, Mr. Herrera made his grand entrance. Then after stripping bare-naked, they discovered he was two pounds over weight. His handlers ask for more time to lose the weight but the commissioner denied their request. It must have been all that delicious airline food.

As has been the case in the past, Martin told the California Boxing Commission official that it didn’t matter. And so the last of the combatants had completed their weighed in.

After completing their weigh-in, journeyman boxer Jaime Orantia (right) whose record stands at 13-28-5, 4 KOs poses for a photo with his opponent on Friday night’s boxing card, up and comer Anthony Martinez (6-0-0, 5 KOs). Photo credit: Jim Wyatt

After competing in the Mixed Martial Arts for the last seven years, Rolando Perez of the Alliance Training Center in Chula Vista is making his debut in professional boxing. His opponent is Frederico Martinez (0-1-0) of Lakeside, Ca. Photo credit: Jim Wyatt

Rolando Perez’s opponent on Friday evening at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Federico Martinez (0-1-0) of Lakeside, CA, is hoping Perez doesn’t lose his cool and revert back to any of the tactics he used in MMA. Photo credit: Jim Wyatt

Even though Ronald Hurley (4-5-2) of San Jacinto, Ca. is six inches taller, Angel Torres (right), his opponent, out weighs him by two pounds. Torres, who recently arrived here from Yonkers, New York, has plans to settle here permanently. He now trains at Chula Vista’s Alliance Training Center under the guidance of Sergio Melendrez. Torres, who has a history of being cut around the eyes, will have a tough time defending himself against Hurley who will most certainly use his leverage. Photo credit: Jim Wyatt

Yogli Herrera (right) was not only an hour and forty minutes late for the weigh-in, he was two pounds over weight. His opponent, Chris Martin (left), sporting a beard, should have no problem defending the home turf. The only way he could lose is by becoming overconfident and then careless. Photo: Jim Wyatt

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