SAN DIEGO (March 16, 2016) – “Relentless” Antonio Orozco (23-0, 15 KOs), one of the top contenders in the sport, hosted a media workout today in San Diego’s House of Boxing ahead of his match-up against former WBA Super Lightweight World Champion Miguel “Aguacerito” Acosta (29-8-2, 23 KOs) on March 25. The 10-round welterweight fight will be broadcasted live nationally on Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV, from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.
Orozco was last seen in the ring when he defeated former three-division world champion Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto on the undercard of Matthysse vs. Postol on Oct. 3, 2015. This victory elevated Orozco to on the top 10 of his division by the WBC, WBO, WBA and IBF and also landed him on the pound-for-pound lists of ESPN, Sports Illustrated, The Ring Magazine and USA Today’ Boxing Junkie in his division. Orozco is back and ready to step back in the ring to gain a shot at a world title in 2016. Below is what the fighter and his trainer Carlos Barragan had to say about his upcoming fight:
“RELENTLESS” ANTONIO OROZCO, Welterweight Contender:
“I am ready to give all the fans a great fight on March 25. Since my fight with Humberto Soto I have excited to get into the ring and show the fans a great night of boxing.
“I know this is my opportunity to show I am ready for the world title shot in 2016 and I promise I will not disappoint. I have been training to make sure I am victorious.
“We know that Acosta is a former champion and is going to come prepared. At this point of my career every opponent has to be taken seriously and we know he will be dangerous. Our job is to make sure we are more prepared and more dangerous.
CARLOS BARRAGAN, Trainer to Antonio Orozco:
“Antonio is very excited to retun to the ring after his victory against Humberto “La Zorritta” Soto. We are prepared and trust our team, Frank Espinoza and Golden Boy Promotions. They understand the sport and are very successful in the sport. We know that big things are coming for Antonio this year.
“This has been a great training camp. We learned a lot from fighting an elite champion like Humberto Soto and we have made a few adjustments to make sure Antonio is prepared for any fight. We have been working on speed and movement, making sure that his sparring partners are challenging him to work on his defense.
“Acosta is a tough fighter who has a lot of power. We are training to beat the best Miguel Acosta the one that beat Urbano Antillo and claimed the world championship.
Tickets for the event are on sale now and are priced at $45, $35, $25 and can be purchased at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
Antonio Orozco vs. Miguel Acosta is a 10-round super bantamweight boutpresented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, Born Bold. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bout begins at 5:30 p.m. The Estrella TV Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on Friday, March 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT., and will stream live simultaneously on estrellaTV.com and on YouTube via Fenomeno Studios: youtube.com/FenomenoStudios. The Ring TV live stream will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. PT through 7:00 p.m.