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George “El Yuyu” Acosta Set to Face Blas Ezequiel Caro in Thompson Boxing’s “New Blood” Main Event


George “El Yuyu” Acosta Set to Face Blas Ezequiel Caro in Thompson Boxing’s “New Blood” Main Event


Whittier, CA – Super featherweight rising prospect George “El Yuyu” Acosta (14-1, 2 KO) will return to the ring on Friday, April 21, against Blas Ezequiel Caro (9-5, 4 KOs) of Rosario, Argentina. The eight-round bout will serve as the main event on Thompson Boxing’s “New Blood” card, taking place at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA.


Acosta, who is on a seven-fight winning streak, is excited to continue his momentum with another victory. “Staying busy is a blessing and I’m happy to be returning to the ring for the second time this year,” said Acosta. “I have big plans to make a nice run this year, and I know a win will keep me on track. I’m going to put on a great show for all my hometown fans who will be in attendance.”


However, Caro is equally motivated and confident, stating from his training camp in Argentina, “I’ve seen Acosta fight and I see a lot of flaws in his style. He is not as strong as I am, and I’ll be coming into this fight in great shape. I’m going to stop him if I get him hurt, that you can bet on.”


In the co-main event, Rigoberto Hermosillo (12-4-1, 9 KOs) of Los Angeles, CA, will take on Walter Santibanes (11-2, 2 KOs) of Phoenix, AZ, in an eight-round featherweight bout.

The undercard will feature a lightweight six-round battle between Ruben Islas (6-1, 5 KOs) of Rialto, CA, and Francisco Duque (1-2) of Guadalupe, Mexico. Super featherweight Anthony Chavez (9-3-1, 3 KOs) of Redlands, CA, will face battle-tested veteran Dihul Olguin (15-30-5, 10 KOs) of Guadalupe, Mexico, in another six-round bout. The card will open with a four-round welterweight bout between Kevin Sagado (1-1) of Murrieta, CA, and Steven Walker (pro debut) of Lancaster, CA.


Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the first bout starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for “New Blood” are priced at $40, $60, and $100 and are available for purchase online at ThompsonBoxing.com or by calling 714-935-0900.

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