Jun 19, 2020
Thompson Boxing announced Friday that it will stage a pay-per-view card July 26 featuring lightweight hopeful Michael Dutchover facing Jorge Marron Jr. in an eight-round bout.
Under the new California State Athletic Commission guidelines, the show at the Omega Products Event Center in Corona, California, will take place without a live audience.
“No fans whatsoever, just fighters and personnel,” said Alex Camponovo, the GM and matchmaker for Thompson Boxing. “We already have new regulations by the state, and if we can live with that, we can do shows.”
Hard-hitting prospect Ruben Torres will also be on the card, as well as a featherweight contest between Arnold Dinong and Brandon Cruz.
The event will cap a full weekend of boxing in California, which will also have a Golden Boy-promoted card at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California, on July 24 and the return of Premier Boxing Champions at an undisclosed location July 25 featuring Thomas Dulorme and Jamal James.
“I’m excited about getting back, but I want to do it methodically and correctly so that the public’s health is protected,” said Andy Foster, the executive director of the California State Athletic Commission. “Sports do not supersede the public’s health. They don’t. But if we can do it in a safe way, then sports serve a good cause, and we’re happy to be back with the protocols in place.”
In late May, the CSAC passed emergency regulations to deal with the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, which still looms.