Carlos Velasquez 3.2.1. Boxing Training Camp Notes
Undefeated 21-year old lightweight prospect, Carlos Velasquez (3-0, 2 KOs), who is scheduled to fight George Acosta (9-1, 1 KO) in the six-round co-main event of Thompson Boxing’s 3.2.1. Boxing show, talks about his recent training camp.
Thompson Boxing Promotions 3.2.1. Boxing event will steam live 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.
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 card is headlined by a clash of undefeated welterweight boxers as Luis Lopez (8-0-1, 4 KOs), of Corona, Ca, battles Bustos (12-0-1, 7KOs), of El Monte, CA, in an eight-round bout.
Here is what Carlos Velasquez, who is hosting training camp in Phoenix, AZ, had to say about his recent training camp, his matchup with Acosta, and more.
On facing George Acosta on late notice.
“Although this fight was presented to me on late notice, I’ll be ready to go since I’ve been training for the last few months. I’m hungry to make a name for myself and a win against a fighter like Acosta, who has ten pro fights, will help me get some recognition. To be great one must take chances. I’ve never turned down and opponent and when this fight was finalized, I was extremely happy.”
On his matchup with George Acosta.
“Acosta has more experience then me, but he’s already tasted defeat. I plan on doing what I do best when I step in the ring with him, and that’s to dictate the action from the opening bell. I’m taking this fight seriously and I’m expecting to go to war with Acosta.”
On his recent training camp.
“I’m usually training in Indio, California, with my head coach Joel Diaz, but since the pandemic hit, I’ve been training with my dad Domingo in my hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. I’m talking to Joel daily about our game plan, and what we need to be working on. I’m focusing on using more movement, as well as my strength and conditioning. I’m in tremendous physical and mental shape right now. All the sacrifices have been made and I’ll be fighting at a high level on September sixth.”
On fighting in the co-main event on 3.2.1. Boxing.
“This will be the second time I’ll be fighting on a Thompson Boxing card, but a first to be showcased in a co-main event bout. I can’t express how grateful I am for the opportunity given to me from Thompson Boxing. I want to show my gratitude by putting on a great show. 3.2.1. will be free for the world to see so I’m happy that my family and friends will be able to tune in.”
George “El Yuyu” Acosta 3.2.1. Boxing Training Camp Notes
Lightweight prospect, George Acosta (9-1, 1 KO) will face late replacement Carlos Velasquez (3-0, 2 KOs) on Thompson Boxing Promotions 3.2.1. Boxing event taking place at the Omega Products International Event Center in Corona, CA, on Sunday, September 6th, 2020.
3.2.1. Boxing will steam live for free on Thompson Boxing Promotions website (www.thompsonboxing.com), as well as their Facebook and YouTube pages, showcasing three action-packed bouts, starting at 4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET. The 8-round main event is headlined by a clash of undefeated welterweight boxers as Luis Lopez (8-0-1, 4 KOs), of Corona, Ca, battles Saul Bustos (12-0-1, 7KOs), of El Monte, CA.
Here is what George Acosta, who is hosting training camp in Maywood, CA, with coach Jeff Slotree, had to say about his recent training camp, his matchup with Velasquez, and more.
On facing late replacement Carlos Velasquez.
“I was scheduled to fight Teodoro Alonso in a rematch, but that fight fell through so now my focus is on Carlos Velasquez, who is almost the same exact height. Velasquez is undefeated so I know he will be determined to keep his unbeaten record intact. The same game plan will be in place, nothing really changes as far as that goes. We got a lot of good sparring against tall fighters.
Returning to the ring after COVID-19
“It feels great to be back in the ring. The L.A.-area was shut down for quite some time, and it took what felt like forever to get back in the gym. I did my best to stay in shape by doing a lot of road work. For the last month we went hard as the gyms opened back up.
On this training camp with coach Jeff Slotree.
“This training camp has been difficult based on just what is going on, but coach Slotree had me working on a lot of foot work drills. I’m starting to sit on my punches better and I’m hoping it helps with my power. I’m in great shape and very focused. I want to look good in this bout.”
On fighting for Thompson’s 3.2.1. Boxing card.
“This card is a big deal, they just put on a PPV that a lot of people watched, and now I want to continue the momentum for this company by putting on a good show for the fans. This show will be streamed for free so I’m excited that all my family and friends will be able to watch since they can’t be their live. I’m grateful for the opportunities that Thompson Boxing continues to give me.”
Thompson Boxing Promotions is pleased to present their second 3.2.1 Boxing event since the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring three action-packed bouts on Sunday, September 6, 2020. The free stream will air live on the Thompson Boxing Promotions website (www.thompsonboxing.com), as well as their Facebook and YouTube pages.
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.
In the 8-round main event, welterweight Louie Lopez (8-0-1, 4 KOs), of Corona, Ca will do battle with Saul “Avatar” Bustos (12-0-1, 7 KOs), who fights out of Los Angeles, CA, in a match-up of two unbeaten prospects with one looking to become a contender.
Lopez, who is coached by Henry Sanchez, will be looking to make a statement as will Bustos. Lopez has faced some good opposition so far in his career but is also looking to shake off the ill-feelings of a draw he had against Demarcus Layton, two fights ago. Bustos is looking to carry the momentum from his last fight, a TKO against Ariel Vasquez.
In the 6-round co-feature, the very talented George “El Yuyu” Acosta (9-1, 1 KO), of Whitter, Ca, will face Teodoro “El Regalo” Alonso (3-2) of Los Angeles, CA, in a bout that is sure to be fan friendly.
The opening 6-round super flyweight bout sees Mario Hernandez (10-1-1, 3 KOs) of Santa Ana, CA, against Manny “Meny” Flores (8-0, 5 KOs), in a fight that will dictate where both fighters careers will go from here.
“We returned with our first online PPV with Michael Dutchover, Ruben Torres and Arnold Dinong and it was a great show that got fantastic feedback,” said promoter Ken Thompson. “We are now looking to move forward and put on more great entertaining shows for fight fans across the country. Our goal is to give the fans competitive high-quality fights while adhering to the California guidelines for safety during these trying times.”
“We’re glad to be back with our second edition of 3.2.1. Boxing,” said Alex Camponovo, Thompson Boxing’s general manager and creator of 3.2.1 Boxing. “All of these bouts will provide good action, and stern tests for each fighter as anything could happen on fight night. A lot is on the line for these guys as they have had a long lay-off and now are in fights that could elevate their careers quickly.”
Beto Duran will operate as the blow-by-blow commentator with expert commentary by Dough Fisher, while Jessica Rosales will serve as the onsite ringside reporter.
3.2.1 Boxing is sponsored by Makita: Rule the Outdoors and Henry-Fotifiber: Building Confidence, Omega Products International, and Thompson Building Materials.
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