Undefeated prospects Luis Lopez (8-0-1, 4 KOs), of Corona, Ca, and Saul “El Chicano” Bustos (12-0-1, 7 KOs), of El Monte, Ca, promise fireworks as they headline Thompson Boxing Promotions 3.2.1 Boxing event this Sunday, September 5, 2020. Lopez vs. Bustos, an 8-round main event bout, will be in the welterweight division.
Thompson Boxing Promotions 3.2.1 Boxing streams for free on Thompson Boxing Promotions website (www.thompsonboxing.com), as well as their Facebook and YouTube pages, showcasing three action-packed bouts on Sunday, September 6, 2020.
“I hope Bustos is ready for a war because I’m going to be coming hard from the opening bell,” Luis Lopez said. “Everyone knows I like to let my hands go and it will be no different tonight. If I get Bustos hurt, I’m taking him out.”
“I’m going to be dropping bombs tonight,” said Saul Bustos. “I can’t wait to dig my fists into Lopez’ body. I respect Lopez, but this is the hurt game, and I’m coming to do some damage.”
“Whenever you have two undefeated fighters putting everything on the line to be great, fans can expect a good action-packed fight,” said Alex Camponovo, Thompson Boxing’s general manager and creator of 3.2.1 Boxing. “This will be the situation tonight when Bustos and Lopez go to war.”
3.2.1. Boxing will take place at the Omega Products International Event
Center in Corona, CA, and will start at 4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET. 3.2.1 Boxing is a non-audience show. The co-main event will feature George “El Yuyu” Acosta (9-1, 1 KO) vs. Esteban “Stone Hands” Munoz (2-0, 2 KOs) in a 6-round welterweight bout. The opening bout will showcase Katsuma “El Cuate Japonecito” Akitsugi (3-0, 1 KO) vs. David Angeles (1-2).
Beto Duran will operate as the blow-by-blow commentator with expert commentary by Doug Fischer, while Jessica Rosales will serve as the onsite ringside reporter.
Lopez, who is hosting training camp in Riverside, CA, with coach Henry Ramirez, talks about his recent training camp, his matchup with Bustos, and more.
On this training camp.
“Training camp has been going really well, I have been working with my coach Henry Ramirez, and been focusing on getting to that next level. The sparring I’ve been getting has been tremendous work. I have a lot of hours of training going into this fight, so I know I’m going to be at my best.”
On fighting Saul Bustos.
“My opponent, Saul Bustos, is a good fighter who is undefeated like myself, so I know I’m in a tough fight. I believe that I will be far too much for him and I am looking to exploit his weaknesses as well as show him that he hasn’t faced the same level of opponents as I have. I know Bustos is coming with everything he’s got but I don’t believe he can beat me.
On returning to the ring after COVID-19 Shutdown.
“It is a big deal, this has been a scary situation, and I am glad to be able to get a chance to get back into the ring to restart my career. In addition, I’m excited to entertain people so they can take their mind of the world at large. In California, we have COVID, rolling blackouts and bad fires right now, when I fight, I hope I can provide a distraction for a few hours out of the day for those who love boxing.”
On fighting a Thompson Boxing card.
“Thompson Boxing has always been really good to me and have been a very professional organization. I believe they’re grooming me to be in contention for a world title, and eventually get me that shot, but first thing is first is, I have to win on September 6th. This is the type of fight I have been wanting and I am grateful to Thompson Boxing for this opportunity.”
Undefeated welterweight prospect, Saul Bustos (12-0-1, 7KOs), gives his thoughts on his upcoming fight with Luis Lopez (8-0-1, 4 KOs), an 8-round main event bout taking place on the Thompson Boxing Promotions 3.2.1. Boxing card on September 6, 2020.
Bustos, who is hosting training camp in South Gate, CA, with coach Manny Robles, talks about his his matchup with Luis Lopez, and more.
On his recent training camp with coach Manny Robles.
“This camp has been different because I am looking to make a statement against another undefeated fighter, and coach Manny has me working on a lot of different aspects of my game. In addition, I’m fine tuning the things I do well. We got great sparring and I’m fully healthy.”
On fighting after the break.
“I am staying extremely focused and despite the COVID-19 pandemic, I fought in February right before all the fights got canceled. A major motivation beyond my family is seeing Arnold Barboza Jr. and how hard he worked during this break. His focus gave me an extra gear and helped me not lose track of my dream of being a world champion. I’m looking forward to being back in the ring.”
On his matchup with Luis Lopez.
“I think Luis Lopez is a good fighter but has struggled against fighters when he stepped up in competition, and those guys are not at my level. I respect Lopez as a fighter and as a man, but when I get in the ring, I will be relentless. I know I am talented, but I want to be viewed for my accomplishments, and this is a major step in that direction. I’ve been working hard during this whole camp to make the boxing world take notice.”
On fighting on a Thompson Boxing card
“This is the second time I will be fighting on a Thompson Boxing card, and I am grateful for the opportunity. I look forward to displaying my skills and I love that they have easy ways for fans to watch the fights online. It gets me even more excited.”