LOS ANGELES, CA (December 15, 2021) – Super bantamweight contender, Saul “The Beast” Sanchez (17-1, 10 KO), of Pacoima, CA, is scheduled to face Jose Estrella (23-17-1, 16 KOs), of Tijuana, Mexico, in a ten-round main event bout this Friday, December 17, on Thompson Boxing Promotions’ “Path to Glory” card, their final event of 2021.
This event will take place at the DoubleTree Hotel in Ontario, California, promoted by Thompson Boxing Promotions. Ruben Torres (16-0, 13 KOs) vs. Francisco Armenta (12-0, 4 KOs) will serve as the 8-round co-main event as the two undefeated lightweights will put their unbeaten records on the line.
Doors open at 6:30 pm PT with the first fight starting at 8:00 pm PT. Tickets priced at $50, $75, & $100, are available for purchase by calling 714-935-0900, or online at ThompsonBoxing.com. Fight fans will be able to watch all Thompson Boxing fights, weigh-ins, and behind-the-scenes content, via their new Mobile App downloadable on Apple and Google.
Here is what Saul Sanchez had to say about his recent training camp, his matchup with Estrella, and more.
On his recent training camp.
“I’ve been working really hard with my head trainer Manny Robles and his assistants. Together we put in the hard work that will show when I step in the ring this Friday. At this point in my career there is no room for error, so I’ve taken my training to the next level. I’m in great shape and I’m getting better as a fighter every time I step in the ring.”
On his matchup with Jose Estrella.
“On paper, it is easy to not be excited, but I know he faced former world champion Luis Nery, and that is someone down the road I could face, and as a potential world champion, these are the tests you will face. I’m expecting a tough fight and I know Estrella is coming to win. I must control the action from the opening round. My goal will always be to end the fight before the final bell.”
On what 2022 will look like for him.
“Honestly, I know I am ready for a world title or a title eliminator and now it just comes down to when I get the chance, I have to take it. I have been at this for a very long-time, and done it at a high-level for over a decade, and next year I want to prove I am one of the best in the world.”
On headlining Thompson Boxing’s final event of the year.
“Thompson Boxing isn’t just my promoter, they’re family. They believed in me, even when I lost, and have gotten me the right fights at the right times to get me to where I need to go. Now that I’m in a position to fight for a world title, each and every fight I have on their shows is even that much more special. This is a good way to end my year. I defeated Mario Hernandez on a card around this time last year, and now to end the year with momentum after a huge year will allow me even bigger opportunities next year. I am not looking past my opponent, but I am looking to make a statement.”
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