May 14, 2014
If you’re a boxing fan at all, you know the above statement is a no-brainer. Martin Honorio has faced some of the best fighters in the sport. His opponent on Thursday night at the Del Mar Fairgrounds is Antonio”Relentless” Orozco. Orozco has been on this unstoppable trajectory to become the next junior welterweight Champion with a World Title shot getting closer and closer. Honorio is a pure boxer while Orozco comes straight at you with the hard shots to the body which in the end has his opponents dropping their hands to become easy prey for his knockout blow to the head.
San Diego’s Orozco (19-0, 15 KOs) has been making a steady, yet spectacular rise up the junior welterweight ladder, with his power earning him plenty of respect from his peers. Currently on a seven-bout knockout streak, the 26-year-old who trains at the House of Boxing in the San Diego neighborhood of Paradise Hills is coming off a second-round stoppage of Miguel Angel Huerta on January 24. He’s now looking to impress family and friends in this Golden Boy Live! main event on Fox Sports.
Perhaps the biggest test of Orozco’s career, Mexico City’s Martin “El Brochas” Honorio (32-8-1, 16 KOs) is a former USBA, NABF and NABO Champion who has fought the best in the game, with notable victories over former World Champion Steve Luevano, Giovanni Andrade and John Molina and most recently had this great battle against Argentina’s power-puncher Lucas Matthysse. Knowing Honorio, he will want to stop Orozco’s rise to the top by any means possible.
And what do we know about this promotional group that’s been putting on these Ringside at Del Mar shows? For one thing, they must have deep pockets when you consider the low ticket prices and the top talent they have been showcasing.
Like the producers of these primetime TV shows, these promoters understand that in order to be successful and hold on to their audience, they need to keep coming with the best talent and best match-ups. The same strategy followed by the leaders in boxing, Showtime and HBO. It’s like they’ve all patterned themselves after the Old West medicine man who would begin his solicitation or rant with, “You say you’re not satisfied? Well folks, I’m going to give you even more for your money!”
That’s just what our local promoters did for Thursday’s show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The original show produced by Paco Damian (Paco Presents), Don Chargin (Don Chargin Productions), Jorge Marron (Jorge Marron Productions), Gabriel Barron (Barron Entertainment) and Andy Perez (A & T Promotions) joined hands with Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions to add not only the additional blockbuster bout between rising star Orozco and Honorio, they made themselves available for TV as this special edition of “Ringside at Del Mar” Thursday, May 15 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, CA will air live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes.
The previously announced Main Event, a 10-round junior featherweight contest between Manuel “Tino” Avila (14-0-0, 5 KOs) going up against David “Morita” De La Mora (25-5-0, 18 KOs) along with it’s co-featured bout, a six-round bantamweight bout between Paramount’s Manuel “Suavecito” Roman (16-2-3, 6 KOs) and Merida’s Jose “Cacho” Silveira (15-10-0, 6 KOs) were then demoted to co-featured bouts.
Also featured on the fight card will be some of San Diego’s top talent looking to continue building their fan bases in their young careers. Talented middleweight Elias “Latin” Espadas (5-1, 3 KOs) who trains at the Marron Boxing Camp in Lakeside, CA will face Jamal Harris (5-8-4, 3 KOs) of Los Angeles in a four round battle; San Diego super featherweight Prince “Tiger” Smalls (4-0-1) of the San Diego Boxing Academy will be taking on Tijuana’s Victor Serrano (3-4-0, 1 KO); Chula Vista super featherweight Jorge “Tito” Ruiz (6-1-0, 2 KOs) will face Walter Mechor Santibanes of Phoenix, Arizona (2-2) and super welterweight Tevin Watts (2-0-1) of Lancaster, CA will face 28 year-old Elliot Seymour (1-7-0, 1 KO) of Pasadena, CA.
Tickets are priced at $29, $45, $60 and $75 and are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com, ringsideatdelmar.com, at the Del Mar Fair Grounds Box Office, or by calling (858) 792-4252. A limited number of two-for-one reserved Ringside ticket vouchers are available at O’Reilly Auto Parts stores throughout San Diego County while supplies last.
The latest edition of the popular Golden Boy Live! series on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes hosted by “Ringside at Del Mar“ is presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Don Chargin Productions, Paco Presents in association with Jorge Marron, A&T Gym and San Diego-based Barron Entertainment and is sponsored by Corona, O’Reilly Auto Parts, 7UP, Joel Diaz Training Camp, IHOP, El Latino Newspaper, 2014 FAB Fair, Rincon del Mar Restaurant, Virtual Tax Solutions, Cotixan Mexican Food, Chaotic-Labz and MyAttorney911. The Del Mar Fairgrounds doors open at 5:30 p.m. PT and the first fight begins at 6:00 p.m. PT. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.