Thompson Boxing Promotions
ORANGE, Calif. (July 17, 2015) – From growing up without shoes, to avoiding Colombia’s deadly paramilitaries, to becoming WBA lightweight champion – Darleys Perez’s road to the top was beyond tough.
In a wide-ranging interview with BBC Sport, Perez talks about his confidence of beating Anthony Crolla on Saturday night in front of Crolla’s hometown fans (Manchester, England), rejecting a life of danger and violence with the paramilitaries, overcoming the deaths of his manager and brother, and inspiring the next generation of Colombian boxers. Continue reading
Both WBA Lightweight Champion Darleys Perez (32-1, 20 KOs) and challenger Anthony Crolla (29-4-2, 11 KOs) weighed in at 134.4 lbs. at Friday’s weigh in in England.
The 12-round championship fight originates from Manchester Arena and is televised locally on Sky Sports.
In previous interviews, the Colombian-born Perez has shown confidence in retaining his world championship, while at the same time paying compliments to Crolla, calling him “Britain’s best lightweight.” Continue reading
ORANGE, Calif. (July 2, 2015) – WBA Lightweight Champion Darleys Perez (32-1, 20 KOs) took a break from his Los Angeles-based training camp to attend last Friday’s Thompson Boxing card at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. Continue reading
(21-1, 14 KOs) soundly defeated veteran Marco Antonio Lopez (24-7, 15 KOs) through eight rounds in what amounted to a satisfying win for the Los Angeles area native.
“Lopez came in with a lot of experience against world class competition,” said Roman, who won with scores 78-73, 79-72, 77-74. “I dropped him in the second, and from there I was able to settle into a nice rhythm.” Continue reading
ORANGE, Calif. (June 25, 2015) – Jose Roman (20-1, 14 KOs) of Garden Grove, Calif., has a serious challenge ahead of him when he faces hardened veteran and former contender Marco Antonio Lopez (24-6, 15 KOs) of Oxnard, Calif. Friday night at the Doubletree Hotel Ontario. Continue reading
ORANGE, Calif. (June 23, 2015) – LaRon Mitchell (7-0, 7 KOs), a heavyweight prospect that also happens to be a full-time elementary school teacher in California’s Bay Area, is featured on Thompson Boxing Promotions “New Blood” undercard this Friday, June 26. Continue reading
ORANGE, Calif. (June 18, 2015) – Lightweight product Jose Roman (20-1, 14 KOs) of Garden Grove, Calif. has a serious challenge ahead of him when he faces hardened veteran and former contender Marco Antonio Lopez (24-6, 15 KOs) of Oxnard, Calif. next Friday, June 26. Continue reading
ORANGE, Calif. (June 17, 2015) – Lightweight product Jose Roman (20-1, 14 KOs) will look to add to his six-fight winning streak in Thompson Boxing Promotions’ “New Blood” 8-round main event on Friday, June 26 from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. Continue reading
ORANGE, Calif. (June 15, 2015) – Bantamweight Carlos Carlson (18-1, 12 KOs) showed no problems moving up two divisions to take a fight on short notice on Spanish language broadcaster UniMas versus the young prospect Heriberto Delgado (11-3, 6 KOs). Carlson, who was fighting for the first time at featherweight, rolled right through Delgado for most of four rounds. Continue reading
ORANGE, Calif. (June 11, 2015) – Rising bantamweight Carlos “Memin” Carlson (17-1, 11 KOs) of Mexico fights for the first time as a world ranked challenger (WBC No.12) this Saturday against fellow countryman Heriberto “Tremendo” Delgado (11-2, 6 KOs). Continue reading