Tonight ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights and Goossen Tutor Promotions, brings boxing from the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. In the main event, Mexico’s Martin “El Brochas” Honorio, 27-4-1, 14 KO’s, will defend his NABO Lightweight Championship against Wilton “Pretty Warrior” Hilario, 12-0-1, 9 KO’s of the Dominican Republic. For Honorio, he makes his return to the Grand Ballroom when he first defeated John Molina, JR., back in November.
At 30, Honorio comes to the ring with a lot of ring experience. In his 11 year career, Honorio notably fought and defeated featherweight champ Steven Luevano. Back in 2005, Honorio handed Luevano a loss in a 10 round unanimous decision.
In 2009, Honorio fought twice and handed his opponents losses. In October, he defeated Ricardo Medina with a 5th round TKO. Later, in November, he defeated John Molina, JR over 10 rounds in a unanimous decision for the vacant NABF WBO Lightweight titles.
By contrast, the Dominican Hilario has a relatively young career. His undefeated record shows great promise. In 2009, Hilario fought three times and came away the winner. In January, he defeated Darrell Martin with a TKO in the 5th round of a scheduled 6 round bout. In April, he defeated Allen Litzau with a TKO in the 5th round in a scheduled 10 round bout. Finally, in November, he ended his year with an 8 round unanimous decision over Leon Bobo.
The remaining undercard bouts will not disappoint. In a featured co-event, Rico “Suavecito” Ramos, 14-0, 8 KO’s, will fight Cecilio “Boga” Santos, 24-12, 14 KO’s, for the NABO Youth Super Bantamweight Championship. Ramos is the current NABO Youth Super Bantamweight Champion. In non-title bouts, the undercard currently lists Michael “Silent Assassin” Dallas, JR., 11-0, 2 KO’s, against Fabian “El Lobo” Luque, 21-9, 12 KO’s, in a Jr. Welterweight bout. In an 8 round lightweight bout, John Molina, JR., 18-1, 14 KO’s, will fight against a fighter TBA. Walter “School Boy” Sarnoi, 4-0, 2 KO’s, fights Jerry Mondragon, 3-1, 2 KO’s, and, finally, Ephraim Martinez, 3-0, 1 KO, fights Ludwin Mondragon, 0-3.