BURGOS BACK IN ACTION LATER THIS MONTH
Press Release: It will be a battle of former title challengers on July 26th as Juan Carlos Burgos will square off with Daulis Prescott in a twelve-round junior lightweight bout at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Sacramento, California. Carlos Burgos of Tijuana, Mexico has a record of 30-1-1 with 20 KOs. ESPN2 will televise.
On January 19th, he battled WBO junior lightweight titlist Roman Martinez to an offical draw in which most believed Burgos was the better boxer. However, the judges didn’t see it that way as the fight was scored 117-111 for Burgos, 116-112 for Martinez and 114-114.
Prescott of Barranquilla, Colombia has a pro mark of 26-2 with 19 KOs. Like Burgos, Prescott is also twenty-six years old. On December 8th in Jamaica, he lost his bid for the WBA featherweight crown againsy Nicholas Walters [truly a paper title as Chris John is the WBA super champion in the division].
“Juan Carlos proved in the Martinez fight that he is the best 130 pound fighter in the world. My partners at Thompson Boxing and I were ecstatic to get a new contract done with him and we feel he will rule at 130 pounds and a great performance on July 26th will get him another shot at the title”.
“It’s important to keep a young fighter like Juan Carlos busy and primed for his next chance to a world title. Daulis Prescott will test him and it should be an excellent fight. Our #1 WBO fighter is just waiting for the next opportunity to show what he is capable of.” said Alex Camponovo of Thompson Boxing.
Special guests scheduled to be in attendance will be former world champions Tony “The Tiger” Lopez, Loreto Garza, James Toney and Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez.
Tickets can be purchased at The Thunder Valley Resort & Casino and Ticketmaster.com.