Isaac Zarate, Ramiro Robles Ready To Collide at The Doubletree

by Francisco Salazar

Fringe junior featherweight contender Isaac Zarate will square off against veteran Ramiro Robles Friday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California.

The eight round bout will headline a six-bout Thompson Boxing Promotions card and will stream live on and their Facebook page (11 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. PT).

Both fighters weighed in below the contracted weight of 123 pounds. Zarate weighed in at 122.7 pounds, while Robles tipped the scale at 121.7.


Zarate (14-3-3, 2 knockouts) defeated Christian Nieto Ayala by unanimous decision over eight rounds in his last bout on Feb. 16. The southpaw Zarate, who resides in the Los Angeles suburb of San Pedro, is unbeaten in his last three bouts.

Robles (15-7-2, 9 KOs) was stopped in round five by Alberto Guevara on Apr. 21. The Queretaro, Mexico resident has split his last six bouts.

Hard-hitting lightweight Manuel Mendez of Indio, Calif. will face Mexico's Gilberto Espinoza of in an eight round bout.

Mendez tipped the scale at 136.5 pounds, while Espinoza weighed one pound less at Thursday's weigh-in.

Mendez (15-2-3, 11 KOs), who is trained by Joel Diaz, is winless in his last two bouts. Espinoza (9-0, 5 KOs) has only faced one fighter with a winning record.

Junior featherweight Brandon Valdes (10-0, 6 KOs) of Colombia will make his United States debut against Jose Naranjo (3-8-2, 1 KO) in a four round bout.

Bantamweight Saul Sanchez (8-0, 4 KOs) faces Leonardo Torres (4-10, 1 KO) in a six round bout.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing .

Tags: Isaac Zarate image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Letmaku on 06-22-2018

One more chance for the losers!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Photos: Price vs. Kuzmin, Campbell vs. Mendy - Face To Face Charr Shocked as Positive Drug Tests Cancel Oquendo Fight Photos: Joshua, Povetkin - Face To Face at Final Press Conference O'Shaquie Foster Motivated To Shock Jon Fernandez on ShoBox Joshua Prepared For 'Good Scrap;' Hopes to Stop Povetkin in 8th Ryan Garcia Believes Tyson Fury Will Upset Deontay Wilder Bob Arum: HBO and Showtime Don't Belong In Boxing Anymore Whyte: I'll Get In Joshua's Head, Knock Him Out In Our Rematch Hearn: If Fury is KO'd By Wilder, The Joshua Fight Never Happens James Tennyson Aims To Dominate, Pressure Tevin Farmer Hearn Warns Team Wilder: Hurry Up, You Haven't Got Long Golovkin Opponents Split on Canelo Rematch Outcome Ngabu vs. Merhy in Play For EBU Strap After Jur KO Loss Joshua vs. Povetkin: The Joys of Disappointment Abel Sanchez Not Surprised Canelo Withstood Golovkin's Power Mikey Garcia: My Main Target, Focus and No. 1 Goal is Spence! Adonis Stevenson vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk Card Coming Together Pacquiao Says No Tune-Up Needed, Mayweather May Have One Miguel Roman: Miguel Berchelt Will Not Withstand My Pace Yuriorkis Gamboa, Juan Manuel Lopez Doubleheader on 11/10 Sergio Martinez Discusses Unbeaten Prospect Jon Fernandez Photos: Luke Campbell, Yvan Mendy, Okolie, Askin - Workouts Photos: David Price, Sergey Kuzmin - Open Workouts Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Putting in Work Fury on Wilder: Klitschko Hit Really Hard Too, It Didn't Affect Me! Arum Amused: I'd Be Conflicted If De La Hoya Ran Against Trump Froch: Joshua Needs to Entertain, Show Fighting Spirit Again Joshua-Povetkin: A Look at Heavyweight Olympic Champions UK News: McCullagh-Kennedy, Edwards-Farrag, Gallagher-Byrne Savannah Marshall Added To Fury vs. Pulev Card Amir Khan: Did You See The Size of Canelo When He Fought Me?! Gallagher Expects Smith To Peak, Shine Against George Groves Chocolatito's Options To Be Evaluated, Yafai Not Ruled Out Lemieux: Golovkin is Not The Same, Rematch Would Be Different Arum: Lomachenko Wants Mikey Garcia Fight Right After Pedraza Frank Warren: I Had Golovkin Beating Canelo By Three Rounds Anthony Joshua Won't Chase a KO: I've Got To Be Clever Now Kevin Johnson Feels Experience Edge May Down Daniel Dubois Hearn: I'm Quite Worried, Povetkin is Tough Fight For Joshua David Benavidez Makes No Excuses, Apologizes For Failed Test

Latest Active Forum Threads