CORONA, CA (August 13, 2022) – Upset-minded lightweight power puncher, Cristian Baez (18-1, 17 KOs), who is scheduled to battle Ruben “Ace” Torres (18-0, 15 KOs), in the 10-round main event on Thompson Boxing’s “Path To Glory” show August 20, 2022, is eager to get back in the ring after over a two-year layoff.
Tickets priced at $50, $75, $100 & $125, will only be available for purchase at the door the day of the event, which will take place at the Omega Products International Event Center in Corona, CA. Doors open at 6:30 pm PT with the first fight starting at 8:00 pm PT.
Here is what Baez had to say about his recent training camp, his upcoming matchup with Torres, and more.
On his recent training camp:
“I have been training non-stop with my coaches, former boxer Arturo Quintero, and Eriky Alvarez at the Relentless Boxing Gym in San Jose, California. When this opportunity came up, I jumped on it. For those who saw the last fight I lost, I just lost focus, I was winning the fight and got caught. I am a different fighter now and because of that loss, I’m ready to shock the world on fight night. I’m finalizing a great training camp and I’m hungrier then ever.
On his matchup with Ruben Torres:
“He is a good fighter, talented, and young. I have sparred with a lot of bigger fighters, especially when I go to Hayward, California to spar with elite pros. I am very familiar with the style he has, and he will have to be the best version of himself to be effective, as I have done countless rounds with various fighters to prepare for this fight. I have trained relentlessly for this fight, and I don’t expect this fight to go the distance.”
On what a win will do for his career:
“A win changes my life. I am in a position in boxing right now where I must come out victorious. I need to win to continue my dream of being a world champion. I have been out of the ring for some time, and this is a big moment for me to take a chance and skip the line to get back to where I once was. I am taking a big risk because I want the reward. A win here puts me back on television, and closer to fighting for in a world title eliminator.”
On fighting for Thompson Boxing:
“I am thankful to Thompson Boxing for their professionalism and how they have treated me as a fighter thus far, as well as putting me in the main event spot against their top fighter. They have put forth world-class boxing events for years, and to get a chance to headline a show is a major deal no matter who it is against. I am ready to perform and entertain the fans, the hard part is nearly over, we’re getting close to what I love to do, which is fight.”
Beto Duran will operate as the blow-by-blow commentator with expert commentary by Doug Fischer and Rich Marotta. Jessica Rosales will serve as the onsite ringside reporter.
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