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Carlos Carlson to face Alex Rangel tonight

Bantamweight fringe contender Carlos Carlson (left) throttles Jose Estrella on Nov. 20, 2015. Photo credit: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing Promotions
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Bantamweight fringe contender Carlos Carlson will face Alex Rangel tonight, Thompson Boxing Promotions matchmaker Alex Camponovo confirmed to RingTV on Thursday.

The 10-round bout will take place at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California.

Carlson (21-1, 12 knockouts) lost his pro debut in March of 2011. Since then, he has yet to taste defeat, fighting and defeating modest opposition. In his most recent bout on April 22, Carlson won a six-round unanimous decision over veteran Giovanni Caro.

Carlson is ranked No. 11 by the WBC.

“Fighting for titles is what this sport is about,” said Carlson, who resides in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. “I’m coming into this bout well-prepared. Rangel is going to get a tough fight.”

“Carlson is making noise in the bantamweight division,” said Ken Thompson, president of Thompson Boxing Promotions.

Rangel (17-5-3, 11 KOs), who lives in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico, stopped Joan Flores in the fourth round of his most recent bout on June 11. He has only lost once in his last four bouts after losing three straight.

Also fighting on the Thompson Boxing Promotions card will be amateur standout and featherweight prospect Ruben Villa (1-0, 1 KO). He will face debuting Jose Mora in a four-round bout.

Villa, who defeated 2016 Olympic bantamweight silver medalist Shakur Stevenson twice in the amateur ranks, knocked out Gerardo Molina in his pro debut on July 29.

Villa, who resides in Salinas, California, is co-promoted by Thompson Boxing and Banner Promotions.

Junior lightweight Erick Ituarte (14-1-1, 2 KOs), from nearby Santa Ana, will face Alberto Mora (8-5, 2 KOs) and lightweight Manuel Mendez (11-1-2, 7 KOs) squares off against Erick Martinez (12-5-1, 6 KOs).

Both fights are scheduled for eight rounds.



Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing.




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