Pedro Moreno forced out of Friday bout with illness

RINGSIDE 07/02/2019

Junior welterweight prospect Pedro Moreno (11-0, 7 KOs), who was set to make his headlining debut this Friday, has pulled out of his scheduled eight-round fight against fellow unbeaten prospect Ramon Mascarena (10-0, 5 KOs).

Moreno, 21, fell ill Tuesday night and made the decision today to remove himself from the “New Blood” card.

Wednesday’s change elevates bantamweights Mario Hernandez (8-0-1, 3 KOs) and Luis Fernando Saavedra (7-6, 3 KOs) to the eight-round main event.

“It’s an unfortunate situation for Pedro and Ramon because both fighters were beyond excited to showcase their boxing ability in our main event,” said Alex Camponovo, matchmaker and general manager at Thompson Boxing.

“The good news is we still have an excellent card lined up for boxing fans. Mario Hernandez and Luis Fernando Saavedra are two, no-nonsense boxers that will put on a tremendous performance in our new main event.”

Tickets for “New Blood” are priced at $40, $60, & $100, and are available for purchase by calling 714-935-0900, or online at ThompsonBoxing.com.

All fights will be live streamed on TB Presents: New Blood via our Facebook page, YouTube channel, and ThompsonBoxing.com. Beto Duran will handle blow-by-blow duties, while Doug Fischer provides expert, color commentating.
The livestream starts at 8:00 p.m. PT / 11:00 p.m. ET.