Alex Valdez Leads New Charge Of Future Champions At Espinoza Boxing Club

LOS ANGELES (July 3, 2008) With super bantamweight Alex Valdez’s big win over Anytei Laryea in Chicago broadcast as the main event on SOLO BOXEO on June 20th, Los Angles based Espinoza Boxing Club continued it’s progress towards producing future world champions such as Junior Featherweight King Israel “EL MAGNIFICO” Vazquez and recently retired former bantamweight champion Martin "EL GALLITO"Castillo..

Said Frank Espinoza, President of Espinoza Boxing Club, “Since we started in 1991 our goal was to work with the finest prospects in boxing and build them into world champions. We’ve had success with Israel and Martin, and now it looks like Alex Valdez is on his way to a title shot within the next twelve months and we’re working with a real solid crop of kids that we’re excited about.

The newcomers are young prospects including Luis Ramos Jr., Manny “Suavecito” Roman, Jesus “Pollo” Hernandez, Carlos Molina and the recently signed Abraham Lopez. They’re all undefeated and I think we’ve got some future world champions.”

“We’ve also got Miguel Huerta who’s coming off the controversial decision loss to Javier Jauregui a few months back and he’s fighting on SOLO BOXEO on July 11th in Corpus Christi. And Julio "La Sombra" Zarate is fighting an IBF Super Bantamweight Title Eliminator later this summer.

Espinoza is commended for his managerial work with Israel Vazquez in the September 2008 issue of Ring Magazine in a special report on “The Five Best Managed Fighters.”

The 24 year old Alex Valdez has worked his record to 21-2-1 with fifteen knockouts following his win over Laryea. He is currently world ranked #2 by the WBC, #5 by the WBO, #10 by the IBF and #15 by the WBA. He is undefeated in his last seventeen bouts.

On June 27th, highly regarded lightweight prospect Luis Ramos Jr. improved to a perfect 5-0 with three knockouts with a devastating first round knockout of Noe Jimenez at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. Ramos will next battle on July 25th at the Sycuan Resort and Casino in El Cajon, California on an ESPN2 televised card.

Flyweight Manny “Sauvecito” Roman, despite being only 20 years old, has quickly moved into the contender category, winning his first ten round bout over Sergio Espinoza on April 7th. The win moved his record to 13-0-1 with five knockouts.

Los Mochis, Mexico native Jesus “Pollo” Hernandez moved to 6-0 (1KO) on April 7th as the lightweight knocked out the similarly named Jesus Hernandes in the fourth round. Hernandez will return to action on July 11th at the Quiet Cannon Country Club in Montebello, California.

Veteran super bantamweight Julio ‘LA SOMBRA” Zarate, 26-4-1 (16KO’s), riding a five bout winning streak, heads to South Africa where he will face Jeffrey Mathebula on August 29th in an IBF Title Eliminator. Zarate is currently world ranked #3 by the IBF and #6 by the WBA.

Super featherweight prospect Carlos Molina improved his record to 3-0 with a four round decision win over Odilon Rivera on June 19th in Irvine, California. Molina is also scheduled to return to the ring on July 30th at the Sycuan Resort and Casino in El Cajon, California on the ESPN2 televised card.

Recently signed to the Espinoza Boxing Club stable, super featherweight Abraham Lopez raised his record to 2-0 with a first round stoppage of veteran Tomas Bernal on May 2nd. Lopez will return on July 25th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on July 25th on an SOLO BOXEO televised card.

For more information on The Espinoza Boxing Club, please visit their newly remodeled website at

Article posted on 04.07.2008

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