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Efrain Esquivias

Efrain Esquivias Comes Down w/ High Fever, Pulls out of Fight Against Chris Martin

ORANGE, Calif. (July 23, 2014) – Super bantamweight Efrain Esquivias (17-3-1, 10 KOs), who was scheduled to fight Christopher Martin (27-3-3, 9 KOs) in the 10-round main event at this Friday’s “Locked n Loaded” event in Ontario, Calif., has pulled out of the fight due to a high fever that set in earlier today. Martin will not face a replacement fighter. Continue reading

Efrain Esquivias in a Must Win Situation vs. Chris Martin, July 25 Doubletree Ontario

ORANGE, Calif. (July 18, 2014) – Efrain Esquivias (17-3-1, 10 KOs) knows he is up against a rock and a hard place entering his 10-round super bantamweight fight against the well-experienced and savvy veteran Christopher Martin (27-3-3, 9 KOs), on Friday, July 25 from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.

“It’s a must win fight, it’s as simple as that” said Esquivias, who is coming off an unexpected loss earlier this year. “There is no room for error. If I want to be mentioned as a world title challenger, I need to take care of business.” Continue reading

“Locked n Loaded” Undercard Features Five Undefeated Prospects, Friday, July 25 Doubletree Ontario

ORANGE, Calif. (July 17, 2014) – The undercard of Thompson Boxing Promotions’ “Locked n’ Loaded” event features five undefeated and promising prospects in divisions ranging from the biggest at heavyweight, to among the lightest at flyweight. The six-bout card takes place at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif., Friday, July 25. Continue reading

Chris Martin vs. Efrain Esquivias Collide, Friday, July 25

ORANGE, Calif. (July 10, 2014) – Super bantamweights Christopher Martin (27-3-3, 9 KOs), and
Efrain Esquivias (17-3-1, 10 KOs), both coming off rare defeats, will look to steer their respective careers in the right direction when they meet in the 10-round main event at Thompson Boxing Promotions’ “Locked n’ Loaded” event Friday, July 25, from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. Continue reading

Esquivias Upset by Tamayo; Santillan Remains Unbeaten

ORANGE, Calif. (April 27, 2014) – In the shocking result of the night, Ruben Tamayo (23-5-3, 15 KOs) upset the more talented Efrain Esquivias (17-3-1, 10 KOs) in Thompson Boxing Promotions “Locked n Loaded” main event, Friday, April 25, from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.

Tamayo, from Mexico, earned a majority decision (78-74, 76-76, 77-75) win over Esquivias, who was coming off a ninth round knockout victory over Mexican legend Rafael Marquez in September.

Esquivias, known as a slow starter, came out with an aggression not seen in quite some time, but the taller Tamayo made a bigger impression on the judges with his timely combinations and better defense. Continue reading

Thompson Boxing Promotions Presents “Loaded” card featuring Efrain Esquivias, Giovani Santillan, & Jose Roman

ORANGE, Calif. (April 17, 2014) – Thompson Boxing Promotions presents one of its finest shows of the year when it features top super bantamweight contender Efrain Esquivias (17-2-1, 10 KOs) of Carson, Calif. and undefeated junior welterweight prospect Giovani Santillan (11-0, 7 KOs) of San Diego in separate 8-round bouts on Friday, April 25, from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. Continue reading

Thompson Boxing Promotions Congratulates Efrain Esquivias on his Dominant Win over Rafael Marquez

ORANGE, Calif. (Sept. 9, 2013) – Thompson Boxing Promotions proudly congratulates featherweight Efrain Esquivias (17-2-1, 10 KOs) on his ninth round stoppage of Rafael Marquez (41-9, 37 KOs) last Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, CA.

“We are all very proud of Efrain and his excellent win over Marquez,” said Ken Thompson, founder and president of Thompson Boxing Promotions. “Marquez was a gentleman in defeat and he showed us all that his Hall of Fame career is more than deserving of all the possible accolades, but on Saturday, Esquivias was stellar and he executed his game plan to perfection; he paved the road to a bright future.” Continue reading

Efrain Esquivias Fight Week Workout Quotes

Efrain Esquivias quotes from Wednesday’s press conference at El Paseo Inn Restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles.

Thoughts on the match up…

“I want to fight the best fighters out there and I thank Thompson Boxing Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions for making this fight happen. I’m coming in real strong and ready to show boxing fans that I’m capable of competing for a world title. I’m not an opponent, I’m here to win.” Continue reading