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Nonito Donaire vs. Ruben Hernandez Now For WBC Silver Title

Former multi-division world champion Nonito Donaire fights Mexico's Ruben Garcia Hernandez for the World Boxing Council's vacant Silver belt, this Saturday at the Alamodome Dome in San Antonio Texas.

Donaire is already a legend of Philippine boxing,  just behind Manny Pacquiao in terms of the fame game,  he's fashioned a record of 41 fights, of which he has won 37, including 24 KO´s and 4 defeats.

Garcia, who says he is ready for the most relevant and exacting  challenge of his career.  He has a professional mark of 25 fights, he has 22 victories with 9 KO´s, 2 defeats and a draw.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Ringstar Sports in association with World Boxing Super Series, are priced at $250, $125, $100, $50, and $30, and are on sale now. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com. 

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IN OTHER NEWS: In Thompson Boxing Promotions' "New Blood" main event, junior welterweight Jose Roman (24-1-1, 16 KOs) of Garden Grove, Calif. puts his 10-fight winning streak on the line against Wilberth Lopez (18-8, 13 KOs) of Tucson, Ariz. in a bout scheduled for 8-rounds.
 
The five-bout show takes place on Friday, Sept. 22 from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
 
Roman is among the most seasoned talents in the junior welterweight division. Having previously sparred against world championship stalwarts such as Ruslan Provodnikov and Tim Bradley, Roman enters his scrap against Lopez well equipped to extend his winning streak.
 
"I feel great going into next week's fight," Roman said. "I'm coming off a win in July and look forward to extending my winning streak against Lopez."
 
Lopez, on the other hand, will aim to get back on the winning track after suffering a unanimous decision loss against unbeaten, world ranked challenger Alex Saucedo in May.
 
In the "New Blood" co-feature, unbeaten welterweight Juan Ruiz (19-0, 12 KOs) of Venezuela is matched against Mexico's Erick Martinez (13-8-1, 7 KOs) in a fight set for 8-rounds.
 
Ruiz made his Thompson Boxing debut last October and since then has knocked out his last two oppoents.
 
"The plan is to start fast and end it early," Ruiz said. "That's what has worked recently and I don't expect to change the plan."
 
As far as the "New Blood" undercard, it is riddled with top-end prospects: featherweight Ruben Villa (7-0, 4 KOs), junior lightweight Michael Dutchover (5-0, 4 KOs), and lightweight Ruben Torres (1-0, 1 KO) all put their undefeated marks on the line.
 
Villa, 20, fights out of Salinas, Calif. and will face veteran Ernesto Guerrero (26-19, 18 KOs) of Mexico in a fight set for 6-rounds. Villa, a talented southpaw with impeccable amateur credentials, is entering the next phase of his development by getting matched against experienced competition.
 
"I welcome the challenge," said Villa, who is co-promoted by Thompson Boxing and Banner Promotions. "As a young boxer, you need these types of experiences so you can measure your progress."
 
Dutchover, 19, of Midland, Tex. meets Carlos Flores (4-5-1, 3 KOs) of Mexico in a 6-round scrap.
 
Dutchover went the distance for the first time as a professional in his last fight against the once-beaten Miguel Carrizoza. Next Friday night, the Texas native, who has relocated to the Los Angeles area, plans to start a new knockout win streak.

"You never go searching for a knockout, but that is always the goal in any fight," Dutchover said. "The less work and less punishment you endure, the better you are for it."
 
Dutchover is signed with Thompson Boxing and Banner Promotions.
 
Rounding out the five-bout card is Torres, who made his professional debut on a Thompson Boxing card in August. The 19-year-old battles an opponent to be named later (4-rounds).

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. local time with the first bout at approximately 7:45 p.m. The Doubletree Hotel is located at 222 N. Vineyard Ave. in Ontario, CA 91764 and can be reached at 909-937-0900.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by OctoberRed on 09-19-2017

Everyone getting a WBC belt these days

Comment by mexicanstyle on 09-18-2017

Awesome gainst little flyweight cochulito, travieso youn darchinyan handled bantams even a paper champ featherweight mathebula but themn came the true big heavies where his one trick pony left hook not enough lost twice went life and death with crazy…

Comment by LOCOMEX89 on 09-18-2017

Early prediction Donaire wins and his next fight will be Gary Russell Jr. vs Nonito Donaire. Jo Jo Diaz will get skipped over even though he's the mandatory challenger.

Comment by [email protected] on 09-18-2017

he is simply exciting to watch... darchi, gomez jr, arce, nishioka, montiel...donaire simply walked through with these a-class fighters...

Comment by FinitoxDinamita on 09-18-2017

Donaire is the most talented Filipino fighter of all time in my book. Donaire is a better Boxer than Pacman.

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