Petr "Zar" Petrov Training Camp Quotes & Photos!
(April 8th) Super lightweight contender, Petr "Zar" Petrov (41-6-2, 22 KOs), is looking to propel himself back into the world title picture as he believes his third chance will be the charm. First, Petrov must defeat Bergman "Snake" Aguilar (15-6-1, 5 KOs) on Thompson’s 3.2.1. Boxing event, next Sunday, April 18th, at the Omega Products Event Center in Corona, CA. The bout, scheduled for 8-rounds, will be the opening fight on the three-fight card.
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 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET.
Here is what Petr Petrov had to say about his upcoming fight, training from Madrid, Spain, a potential future world title shot, and more.
On his upcoming bout against Aguilar:
"This is a chance to show how far I’ve grown as a fighter. I truly believe I’m the best version of myself and having Danny Zamora in my corner for this fight will be a big help. I want to put on a great performance that has people wondering how I would fare against top level guys. Aguilar is a tough durable guy who has been in the ring with some good fighters, so I know he’s coming to fight.”
On recent training camp:
"I’m wrapping up my final days of training camp in Madrid, Spain, and I’m feeling very strong. Being home, and refocusing, gave me a new perspective. I arrive to the U.S. this Sunday, which is plenty of time to acclimated to the time change. I feel more an enthused than ever."
On what a win will do for his career:
"I have been out of the ring for a year-and-a-half, even though I had three fights since my loss to Ivan Baranchyk, but that is the fight people remember. I want people to see my improvement and realize I can be a force at the 140 lbs. division.”
On how far he believes he’s away from a world title shot:
"I think with a couple of wins I’ll be in line for a title eliminator if I put on exciting performances. With Jose Ramirez and Josh Taylor fighting to unify the division, I think soon some belts will open up. I have to perform and be ready to succeed at each and every step along the way. I’m hoping by the end of 2021 I can be in a big fight with a world champion."
Beto Duran will operate as the blow-by-blow commentator with expert commentary by Doug Fischer and Steve Kim. Jessica Rosales will serve as the onsite ringside reporter.
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ABOUT THOMPSON BOXING PROMOTIONS
In a sea of boxing promoters, Thompson Boxing Promotions stands out from the rest by consistently delivering high-quality, action packed fights that thrill the most knowledgeable of boxing fans and turn boxing novices into aficionados. The Southern California based company was started in May of 2000 by Ken Thompson, the former President of the World Boxing Hall of Fame. Thompson Boxing Promotions set out to develop and build top-tier boxing talent capable of competing for and capturing world titles in the various boxing divisions. As a result, Mr. Thompson has built one of the most influential and important boxing promotional companies in the world.
The veteran promotional company boasts a diverse list of former and current world champions that are currently, or at one point, promoted by Thompson Boxing Promotions. The list includes: Yohnny Perez, Timothy Bradley, Jhonatan Romero, Darleys Perez, and Danny Roman. The company continues to grow and nurture the future stars of the sport by carefully mapping the careers of talented boxers, such as: Ruben Villa, Michael Dutchover, Saul Sanchez, Giovani Santillan, Ruben Torres, and Roberto Arriaza.
Throughout the years, Thompson Boxing Promotions has crafted several monthly boxing series to cultivate and showcase their young and established prizefighters. Among them, “Path to Glory,” “New Blood,” and “Locked ‘n Loaded” feature exciting and crowd-pleasing fights that originate from venues throughout Southern California in Orange, Ontario, and Corona, in addition to establishing a footprint in northern cities such as Sacramento and Salinas. Among the individuals primarily responsible for the consistently entertaining and compelling fight cards, is Alex Camponovo, Matchmaker and General Manager for Thompson Boxing Promotions.
Matchmaking is an intricate art and perhaps no one excels at it better than the veteran talent evaluator Camponovo, who has been with Thompson Boxing Promotions since it opened its doors in 2000. “Alex Camponovo, along with the rest of the staff at Thompson Boxing Promotions continue to deliver incredible results,” Thompson said. “They have helped us earn a reputation for being a promotional company that strives to find the best fighters and match them in competitive fights that leave long lasting impressions.”
The company’s boxing series have developed a strong and loyal contingent of fans among California’s Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, Monterey and Sacramento Counties. Thompson Boxing Promotions makes its headquarters in Orange County, California and promotes shows nationwide and internationally.
Ruben Torres Headlines Thompson Boxing
April 18th, 3.2.1. Boxing Event!
(March 26th) Thompson Boxing Promotions returns on Sunday, April 18th, 2021, with yet another action-packed night of fights as 3.2.1. Boxing returns with three exciting bouts.
Thompson Boxing’s undefeated super lightweight, Ruben "Ace" Torres (14-0, 11 KOs), of South Central Los Angeles, will return in an eight-round main event bout against Diego Contreras (11-3, 5 KOs), of Monterrey, Mexico, as Torres looks to continue his momentous career into 2021.
"I am excited to return to the ring and give the fans a great show," said Torres. "This is my fifth scheduled eight-round fight, and I am excited to put on a great performance, as I have been training hard with my coach, Danny Zamora."
“I’m going to make this fight ugly for Torres,” said Contreras. “I’ll be throwing a lot of punches and I’m not holding back. We will see what he’s made of. I’m coming to win.”
In the 6-round co-feature, lightweight George “El YuYu” Acosta (10-1, 1 KO), of Whittier, CA, takes on a fighter TBA.
"I happy to be making my 2021 debut on this card,” said Acosta. "My goal is to make a statement with an impressive knockout that will get people talking. Who ever they put in front of me will have to deal with a determined fighter in myself, that is going to be in tip top shape. I’m feeling great at this point in my career.”
The opening 8-round bout will see super lightweight, Petr Petrov (41-6-2, 22 KOs), of Madrid, Spain, take on Bergman Aguilar (15-6-1, 5 KOs), of San Jose, Costa Rica.
“It is a great honor to be featured on a Thompson Boxing 3.2.1 card,” said Petrov. “I am training hard and looking to put on a dynamic performance that gets the card off to a great start, with the goal to steal the show.”
“This is a fight I know I can win,” said Aguilar. “Although my record isn’t the best, I’ve been training hard during the pandemic and I’m in the best shape of my life.”
“We're excited about this upcoming card as Ruben Torres is one of the most promising fighters in our company,” said promoter Ken Thompson. “We feel great about this event from top-to-bottom and I expect to see a lot of exciting bouts that are action-packed.”
“We're glad to be back with another exciting 3.2.1 event,” said Alex Camponovo, Thompson Boxing's general manager and creator of 3.2.1 Boxing. “Ruben Torres will look to continue to improve upon what he has done in the past, and each bout offers interesting contrasts in styles that will create interesting match-ups. I know he’s ready to bring forth a great performance.”