ORANGE, Calif.– Welterweight prospect Angel Ruiz (16-0, 12 KOs) made weight at 145.7 lbs. at Thursday’s weigh in, while twice-beaten Javier Flores (14-2, 12 KOs) weighed 146.6 lbs.
Ruiz vs. Flores comprises Thompson Boxing’s eight-round “Path to Glory” main event that originates from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. this Friday night.
Ruiz, from Los Angeles by way of Mexico, predicted an early round stoppage in his pre-fight media interviews.
“I can see Flores coming out aggressive,” said the 22-year-old Ruiz. “I’ll use that against him and try to knock him out in the third or fourth round. He’s never faced anyone like me before. I’m like a monster in the ring.”
Angel Ruiz, 145.7 lbs. vs. Javier Flores, 146.6 lbs. (8-rounds)
George Acosta, 133.9 lbs. vs Roberto Almazan, 135 lbs. (6-rounds)
Alec Zavala, 140 lbs. vs. Carlos Apodaca, 138.2 lbs. (4-rounds)
Ivan Zarate, 121.5 lbs. vs. Nery Garcia, 122 lbs. (4-rounds)
Golden Garcia, 135 lbs. vs. Hector Garcia, 135.2 lbs. (6-rounds)
Tickets for “Path to Glory” are priced at $40 and $60 and are available for purchase on the day of the event starting at 5:30 p.m. PT from the will call booth at the Doubletree Ontario.
All fights will be streamed live on TB Presents: Path to Glory via our Facebook page, YouTube channel and ThompsonBoxing.com. Beto Duran will handle blow-by-blow duties, while Hall of Fame broadcaster Rich Marotta provides expert, color commentary.
The livestream starts at 8:00 p.m. PT / 11:00 p.m. ET.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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