Michael Dutchover (9-0, 6 KOs), takes the next step in his professional career when he headlines "Path to Glory" on Friday, July 20 at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California.
The main attraction is Dutchover’s first since turning professional nearly two years ago. The 20-year-old out of Midland, Tex. faces Mexico’s Sergio Ramirez (4-2, 4 Kos).
"It’s an incredible feeling to be in the main event," said Dutchover, who signed with Thompson Boxing and Banner Promotions in 2016. "Everything has moved really fast for me. It wasn’t too long ago that I was on undercards fighting four round fights."
Dutchover has exceeded expectations with the pace of his development. His first six fights were of the four round variety, followed by three 6-rounders, and next Friday’s clash, his tenth, is set for 8-rounds.
"It’s the next step up for me," said Dutchover, who is trained and managed by Danny Zamora. "I feel comfortable going all eight rounds, but hopefully I can end it early."
The "Path to Glory" six-round co-feature is one packed with tremendous intrigue featuring two undefeated prospects.
Bantamweight Mario Hernandez (6-0, 3 KOs) of Santa Ana, Calif. will face the toughest test of his young career when he meets fellow unbeaten youngster Jonah Flores (5-0) of Riverside, Calif.
Hernandez, who got a late start in the sport and consequently never had an advanced amateur career, has come into his own as of late. The aggressive boxer-puncher has won his last three fights by knockout.
"My confidence is at the highest it has ever been," remarked Hernandez. "I feel like I can beat anyone as long as I stay aggressive and keep my punch output high."
Elite lightweight prospect Ruben Torres (5-0, 5 KOs) of Los Angeles looks to add another knockout win to his resume. The rangy lightweight will face an opponent to be named later (4-rounds).
Also on the card, unbeaten bantamweight prospect Mickey Alcantara (5-0, 1 KO) of Santa Ana, Calif. battles Christian Bartolini (3-5-1, 3 KOs) of Mexico in a four-round fight.
Lightweight Carlos Velazquez of Indio, Calif. marks his professional debut against Mexico’s Alberto Castillo (2-1, 2 KOs) in a bout set for four-rounds.