Castillo-Lujan on ESPN 2; Espinoza Boxing Club News

Popular Mexican fighter and former WBC lightweight world champion Jose Luis “El Temible” Castillo (56-8-1, 48 KOs) will get back in the ring against Argentine Sebastian “Iron” Lujan (29-5-2, 20 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight battle on Wednesday, July 30, live on ESPN2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT..

The co-feature showcases undefeated welterweight prospect Luis Carlos “El Potro” Abregu (22-0, 19 KOs) against Thomas Davis (12-7-2, 7 KOs).

The evening of boxing is promoted by Sycuan Ringside Promotions and will take place at the Sycuan Indian Reservation in El Cajon, Calif. (suburb of San Diego).

Espinoza Boxing Club News

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 29, 2008) Espinoza Boxing Club’s Abraham Lopez made his Las Vegas debut a big winner this past Friday night, July 25th, as he took home a four round decision over veteran Cuauhtémoc Mendoza by scores of 40-35, 40-36 and 39-36 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Displaying his terrific boxing skills, Lopez used an array of hooks and uppercuts to hold off Mendoza throughout the featherweight bout. With the win, the 20 year old La Puente, California resident improved his record to 3-0 with two knockouts.

Said Frank Espinoza, President of Espinoza Boxing Club, “I was very happy with Abraham’s performance, Mendoza was a real tough guy who had never been stopped but it worked in our favor. It’s better for Abraham to face tougher competition than just knock out some guy in the first round, he learns much more this way.

He’ll probably take a week off from the gym and then we’ll look to have him back in the ring in September.”

This Wednesday night, July 30th, terrific young prospects Manny “SUAVECITO” Roman, Luis Ramos and Carlos Molina of the Espinoza Boxing Club will head to the Sycuan Resort and Casino in El Cajon, California (outside of San Diego) to battle in separate bouts. Headlined by a main event between former world champion Jose Luis Castillo against Sebastian Lujan, “FIGHT NIGHT AT SYCUAN” will be broadcast on ESPN2’s Wednesday Night Fights.

In a special eight round attraction bout undefeated Roman of Paramount, California will take on Juan Javier “EL NINO” Lagos of Houston, TX. in an eight round flyweight bout. The twenty year old Roman, 12-0-1 (5KO’s) is coming off a ten round decision win over Sergio Espinoza on April 7th for the WBC Continental Americas flyweight title.

The more experienced Lagos, 15-11-2 (4KO’s) has faced world champions Jorge Arce and Brian Vilora along with contenders including Giovanni Segura and Omar Salado over his thirteen year career.

Ramos, 5-0 with three knockouts will face Aaron Dominguez. 7-1 (5KO’s) in a six round lightweight battle. The nineteen year old Ramos, from Santa Ana, California is coming off a first round knockout of Noe Jimenez on June 27th at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California.

In a scheduled four rounder, lightweight Carlos Molina, 3-0, of Commerce, California will take on Ramon Flores, 2-1-1 (2KO’s) of Carson, California. Molina has pitched shutouts in his first three bouts, sweeping every stanza of his first three round rounders.

The ESPINOZA BOXING CLUB was started in 1991 by Los Angeles area businessman Frank Espinoza. Espinoza has earned numerous accolades for his management skills from many boxing newspaper and internet writers. In the September 2008 issue of Ring Magazine, Espinoza is praised for his outstanding handling of the career of junior featherweight world champion and “Pound for Pound” superstar Israel “EL MAGNIFICO” Vazquez.

Espinoza also has managed retired former world champion Martin “EL GALLITO” Castillo and currently manages former world champion Julio “LA SOMBRA” Zarate along with world ranked Alex Valdez and Miguel “EL ANESTESISTA” Huerta in addition to undefeated prospects Manuel “SUAVECITO” Roman, Jesus “POLLO” Hernandez, Luis Ramos, Carlos Molina and Abraham Lopez.

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