Orozco vs Honorio bout at Del Mar sure to be memorable

May 14, 2014 No Comments

 

Thursday evening, May 15, 2014 on the Del Mar Fairgrounds, it’s Ringside at Del Mar, US vs Mexico, San Diego’s Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (l) taking on multiple belt and three division champion Martin “El Brochas” Honorio of Mexico City (r) in what should be a classic match. All photos: Jim Wyatt

Thursday evening, May 15, 2014 on the Del Mar Fairgrounds, it’s Ringside at Del Mar, you might say US vs Mexico as San Diego’s Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (l) will be taking on multiple belt and three division champion Martin “El Brochas” Honorio of Mexico City (r) in what should be a classic fight. All photos: Jim Wyatt

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.

(top) Antonio Orozco poses for photos at Wednesday's weigh-ins at the Bonita Mall. When you think about it, it's been almost five years since Orozco has performed in San Diego in front of family and friends.

(top) May 14, 2014, Antonio Orozco poses for photos at Wednesday’s weigh-ins at the Bonita Mall in National City, CA. When you think about it, it’s been close to five years since Orozco has performed in front of family and friends in his hometown of San Diego. His last fight in San Diego was on June 11, 2010 at the Four Points By Sheraton Hotel, an unanimous decision victory over Mike Peralta. For his last 12 fights, Orozco has been on the road, a road warrior in his quest to become a world champion. Photos: Jim Wyatt

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.

The much celebrated Martin "El Brochas"  Honorio takes his turn on the scale. Antonio Orozco weighed-in at 141 pounds while Martin Honorio weighed 140 pounds.

The much celebrated Martin “El Brochas” Honorio takes his turn on the scale. While Orozco weighed-in at 141 pounds, Honorio weighed 140 pounds.

Antonio Orozco (l) will have to overcome Martin Honorio's stiff jab, his blazing speed and outstanding footwork

Antonio Orozco (l) will have to overcome Martin Honorio’s stiff jab, his above average hand speed and his maneuverability that will make him an elusive target.

 

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.

Main Event, a 10-round junior featherweight contest between Manuel "Tino" Avila going up against David "Morita" De La Mora

The former Main Event, a 10-round junior featherweight clash between Manuel “Tino” Avila versus David “Morita” De La Mora was demoted to a Co-feature.

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a six-round bantamweight bout between Paramount's Manuel "Suavecito" Roman and Merida's Jose "Cacho" Silveira were then demoted to co-features.

The much anticipated 6-round bantamweight bout between Manuel “Suavecito” Roman (l) and Jose “Cacho” Silveira should also be very entertaining.

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.

Espadas Collage

Elias Espadas 160 vs. Jamal Harris 159

Elias Espadas (r) weighed in at 160 pounds to face Jamal Harris who weighed 159.

Once again, Prince Tiger Smalls puts his undefeated record on the line. This time he's going up against

Once again, Prince Tiger Smalls (r) puts his undefeated record on the line. This time he’ll be facing Victor Serrano who weighed-in at 128 pounds while Smalls maintained his featherweight status by only weighing 126 pounds.

(bottom) Jorge Ruiz (r) of Chula Vista126 vs. Walter Santibanes 126

(bottom) Jorge Ruiz (r) of Chula Vista and his opponent on Thursday night, Walter Santibanes weighed exactly the same, 126 pounds.

In the world of sports it's always helpful to seek advice from the veterans and who better to learn from but Paul “Paulie” Malignaggi who is visiting San Diego for the very first time. The 33 year-old Fox Sports West boxing commentator and veteran of 38 professional fights is from Brooklyn, New York. AKA “The Magic Man” and well known for being Adrien Broner’s best buddy, Paulie is a former IBF Welterweight and WBA IBF Lightweight Champion.

In the world of sports it’s always helpful to seek advice from veterans and who better to learn from but Paul “Paulie” Malignaggi who is visiting San Diego for the very first time. The 33 year-old Fox Sports West boxing commentator and veteran of 38 professional fights is from Brooklyn, New York. AKA “The Magic Man” and well known for being Adrien Broner’s best buddy, Paulie is a former IBF Welterweight and WBA IBF Lightweight Champion.

The popular Roque "Rocky" Ramos weighed in at the exact weight but his opponent (name withheld) paid no attention to the required weight and in the end, their bout had to be cancelled.

The popular Roque “Rocky” Ramos weighed in at the exact weight but his opponent (name withheld) paid no attention to the required weight and in the end, their bout had to be cancelled.

collage of Merida boxer

Tevin Watts weighed 152 while Elliot Seymour (r) weighed 153.

Tevin Watts weighed 152 while Elliot Seymour (r) weighed 153.

Chargers star defensive tackle, D.J. Fluker, was on hand for the weigh-ins and of course everyone wanted a photo with this football great.

Chargers star defensive tackle, D.J. Fluker, was on hand for the weigh-ins and of course everyone wanted a photo with this football great.

Cj Fluker cllage Dr. Carlos Solorzano who volunteers his services as a fight doctor at several USA Amateur Boxing eventsfrom Kaiser Permanente

The D. J. Fluker collages continue. (bottom, left) Fluker with Dr. Carlos Solorzano from Kaiser Permanente who volunteers his services as a fight doctor at several USA Amateur Boxing events, (bottom, right) Fluker with boxing trainer Sergio Melendrez and (top, right) Fluker with one of the show’s organizers, Gabriel Barron Jr. and his sister Sofia and finally (top, left) Fluker with boxer Elias Espadas.

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.

 

 

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