WBA #14 bantamweight contender, Eros Correa (12-1, 8 KOs), of San Jose, Ca, faces Luis Fernando Saavedra
(9-7, 3 KOs) of San Luis Potosí, Mexico, in a ten-round bout that will serve as the main event on Thompson Boxing’s “New Blood” card.
“New Blood” will take place at the Omega Products International in Sacramento, CA on November 5th, 2022. Doors open at 6:30 pm PT with the first fight starting at 8:00 pm PT. Tickets are priced $50, $75, $100, and $125 are available for purchase by calling 714-935-0900 or online at www.thompsonboxing.com. Fight fans will be able to watch all Thompson Boxing fights, weigh-ins, and behind-the-scenes content, via their new mobile app downloadable on Apple and Google.
“I feel like I am really close to getting in position to fight for a world title, and I’m looking to get a big win at home against Saavedra,” stated Correa, who defeated top contender Saul Sanchez in his last fight. “This is not an easy fight as Saavedra has fought tough against some big names. A victory will get me closer to my goal of fighting for a world title in 2023. I want to also express my appreciation to Thompson Boxing for showcasing me in the main event.”
“I am more than just an opponent,” said an upset minded Saavedra. “I have made a career out of giving people hard fights, and this will be no different. I want Correa to remember one thing – ‘don’t overlook me!’ I’m coming to win and win impressively.”
In the 8-round co-main event, Oakland’s own Damoni Cato-Cain (7-0, 6 KOs), who has a strong fanbase in Sacramento, California, battles Rashid Stevens (6-1, 5 KOs), of Gardena, California, in a super welterweight contest.
Cruiserweight Suray Muhmutovic (5-0-1, 45KOs), of San Francisco, CA, will fight Cody Kerr (2-1, 1 KO), of Spearfish, SD. (6-rounds)
Lightweight Cain Sandoval (6-0, 6 KOs) of Sacramento, CA, faces an opponent TBA. (6-rounds)
Welterweight Allen Medina, of Fresno, CA will make his pro debut against an opponent TBA. (4-rounds)
Opening the card will be middleweight Rowdy Montgomery (7-4-1,5 KOs) of Victorville, CA, facing Rick Graham (9-27-4, 4 KOs), of Houston, TX. (6-rounds)
Here is what the WBA #14 ranked contender, Eros Correa had to say about his recent training camp, his matchup with Saavedra, and more.
On his recent training camp:
“I had a good camp in Las Vegas and got great work with a lot of top fighters out there, which helped a lot. I have pushed myself to uncomfortable places day-after-day and have given up the comforts of training at home in San Jose. I want to give myself the best chance at winning, so I finished off my final days of training camp in Las Vegas. I want to be a world champion, and this was a world championship camp.”
On his upcoming matchup with Luis Fernando Saavedra:
” You cannot look past anyone, and I’m taking this fight with Saavedra like it’s the biggest fight in my career, because it is being that I’m ranked in the WBA. Saavedra has been proven to be a tough opponent for some world-class fighters. He beat two undefeated fighters recently and had a majority decision loss to another good fighter as well. I expect him to be in great shape. He is coming to win, and that means he is a dangerous opponent.”
On what a win does for his career:
“Winning this fight continues what I started by getting a big win over Saul Sanchez and allows me opportunities to contend at the top of the division. I want to fight for a world title, but I know I must earn it just like I did in the amateurs. I expect all the belts to go vacant soon, and hopefully, I will be in a title eliminator next year with a dominant performance. A win here means I can move forward, stay active, awaiting a chance for a big fight.”
On fighting in Northern California near home:
“It has been a long time since I have had a local fight close to home. Sacramento is only a couple of hours away from my hometown of San Jose. A lot of familiar faces, or people who have become fans of mine over the years will be in attendance. I’m looking forward to fighting in front of all my people who support me in Northern California. This fight means a lot more than just a fight to me. This is a celebration of how far I have come in the sport of boxing, and I’m grateful to Thompson Boxing for giving me this opportunity.”
Here is what Saavedra had to say about his recent training camp, his matchup with Correa, fighting in California, and more.
On his recent training camp:
“I’ve had a full training camp, which in my career has not been all that often, so given the amount of time and preparation I have had, I know I am ready. I trained so hard that I know I’ll be able to go the full twelve rounds with ease. My plan is to get the stoppage before the final bell rings.”
On his matchup with Correa:
“He is a good boxer and very respectful. I think he knows that he is in for a tough fight and that since 2018, no one has had an easy fight with me. I think he will look to box, but I have trained hard to maintain a fast, explosive pace that will force him to fight me or fatigue. Either way, I know the fans are in for a good show based on this match-up. I won’t let him make this a boring fight, as I’ll be coming at him with a ton of pressure.”
On what a win will do for his career:
“My record doesn’t look great, but I have some big wins against some good fighters. Beating a top guy like Eros Correa gives me a chance to lands some bigger fights. I feel with the proper training I can compete with the best fighters in the world. I’m looking to win this fight and move on to bigger and better bouts.”
On fighting in Northern California:
“This will be my first time fighting north of Los Angeles so I’m hoping the fans are just a loud as they are in Southern California. I am sure he will have a lot of fans in attendance but fighting at home can create a lot of pressure. I intend to stress him out and make him uncomfortable in front of his friends and family. If he underestimates me, his in trouble.”
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