Live Boxing Tonight: Jesus Saracho vs Tarik Zaina Thompson Boxing Stream

06/23/2023 - No comments

Jesus Saracho (13-1, 11 KOs) of Guanajuato, Mexico and Tarik Zaina (12-0, 8 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico are set to headline Thompson Boxing’s “Locked ’N Loaded” card, in a 10-round super lightweight main event. In the 8-round co-main event, Emiliano Moreno (5-0, 4 KOs) Long Beach, CA takes on Cristian Dominguez (11-5, 6 KOs) Las Vegas, CA in another super lightweight showdown.

Weights: Jesus Saracho 143.7 vs Tarik Zaina 139.8
Nelson Oliva 159.5 vs Miguel Angel Barajas 159.5
Jesus Gonzalez 150.6 vs Levy Josue 150.6
Traden Beltran 136.3 vs Gerardo Alberto Fuentes 137
Emilliano Moreno 141.9 vs Cristian Dominguez 141.2
Angel Beltran 144.5 vs Abraham Afful 146.6

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“Locked ‘N Loaded” will take place at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA on Friday, June 23, 2023. Doors open at 6:30 pm PT with the first fight starting at 8:00 pm PT. Tickets 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 just beat two undefeated fighters back-to-back so I’m coming into this fight with a lot of momentum and confidence,” said Saracho. “Zania is a tough Mexican fighter from Tijuana, so I know it’s going to be a tough fight. I have every intention of knocking him out so fans can expect to see me throw a lot of big shots. This fight will be an all-out war.”

“Against Saracho, I will have to be at my very best because I know he has a lot of power and has beat some good fighters. But I’m undefeated for a reason and it’s going to stay that way. I have all the skills to beat him on the inside or outside. I too have power that he’s going to have to deal with. I don’t see this fight going the distance and my hands will be raised in victory.”

Here is what Saracho had to say about his recent training camp, his upcoming matchup with Tarik Zaina, defending his WBO Latino title, and more.

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On his recent training camp:
“I’ve been in the gym for the last five months working on all parts of my game. I feel sharp going into this fight. My whole perspective on training has changed for the better since my lone defeat last year. I feel I’m a better fighter now and it showed in this training camp.”

On his matchup with Tarik Zaina:
“That fact that Zaina is unbeaten, I know he’s coming into this fight with a lot of confidence. I too feel great with a lot of confidence since I just beat two undefeated fighters back-to-back. This fight will be explosive. We are going to give the fans a great fight.”

On defending his WBO Latino title:
“I have a strong relationship with the WBO, and I want to keep the momentum going by defending my Latino title. A win against Zaina will sustain my WBO ranking and lead to bigger fights.”

On fighting in main event on Thompson Boxing card:
“Three of my last four fights have been in the States so I feel I’m getting more comfortable fighting outside of Mexico. The competition is far better so the training and preparation has been taken to the next level.

Fighting in the main event is special and I’m grateful, especially on a Thompson Boxing card where everyone back home will be to watch on YouTube.”

Here is what Zaina had to say about his upcoming matchup with Saracho, his recent training camp, fighting for his first regional title, and more.

On his recent training camp: “I’ve been in the gym for the last six months waiting for a fight and now it’s finally here. I know that I’ll be able to go the distance because I’m in great shape. I’ve had the best camp of my life.”

On his matchup with Jesus Saracho: “This is a big step up in my career. Saracho has been in the ring and has beaten some top fighters. If I get him hurt, I’ll be looking to end the fight early. This will be a classic Mexican war!

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On fighting WBO Latino title: “I can’t express how excited I am to be fighting for the WBO Latino title. As a fighter growing up in Tijuana, I always dreamed of fighting for some kind of title. The time is now for me to bring home that belt.

On fighting in the United States for the first time: “All my fights have been in Mexico so fighting in the United States for the first time is motivating. I want to give the fans a great fight and show my worth to everyone watching.”

UNDERCARD BOUTS:

Middleweight Nelson Oliva (6-0, 5 KOs), from Los Angeles, Calif., will face Miguel Angel Barajas (3-3, 2 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico. (6-rounds)

Welterweight Angel Beltran (16-1, 9 KOS) from Mexicali, Mexico, will battle Abraham Afful (12-4-1, 12 KOs) from Accra, Ghana. (8-rounds)

Super welterweight Jesus Gonzalez (6-0-1, 2 KOs) from Riverside, CA, will sqare off against Levy Josue Garcia (2-0-1, 2 KOs) from n Guadalajara, Mexico.

Opening the card will be lightweight Tayden Beltran (5-0-1, 3 KOs) from Huntington Beach, CA, facing Gerardo Alberto Fuentes (2-7-1, 2 KOs) from Matamoros, Mexico. (4-rounds)

Beto Duran will operate as the blow-by-blow commentator with expert commentary by Doug Fischer and Rich Marotta. Jessica Rosales will serve as the onsite ringside reporter.

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“Locked ‘N Loaded” will stream live for free on the Thompson Boxing Promotions website (www.thompsonboxing.com), as well as Mtheir Facebook and YouTube pages.

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