Hopkins-Carrasquilla Saturday on Ramos-Bolanos Undercard

Ariel Shnerer / September 7, 2012 - 7:12pm

On this Saturday’s live presentation of Golden Boy Promotions on Fight Network headlined by Luis Ramos Jr. vs. Noe Bolanos, Demetrius Hopkins (30-2-1) will make his long awaited return to the ring against Doel Carrasquilla (16-21-1) on the undercard.

Fight Network’s live presentation of Golden Boy Promotions will begin at 10 p.m. ET.

Full press release below:

LOS ANGELES, September 7 – The stage is set for a hard-hitting night of action at the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center IN Orange County, Calif. on Saturday, September 8 when Demetrius Hopkins and Doel Carrasquilla head up an exciting undercard leading up to the Fight Network doubleheader featuring Luis Ramos Jr. vs. Noe Bolaños and Deontay Wilder vs. Damon McCreary.

Ramos vs. Bolaños is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and DeWalt Tools. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. PT on fight night and the first bell rings at 6:00 p.m. PT. The Fight Network broadcast will air live at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets priced at $50 and $75 are available for purchase online at www.fightcluboc.com.

Returning to the ring for the first time since March of 2011, Demetrius “The Gladiator” Hopkins (30-2-1, 11 KO’s) is looking forward to resuming his promising career at 147 pounds tomorrow night against Doel Carrasquilla (16-21-1, 14 KO’s) of Fredericka, Delaware. A longtime standout at junior welterweight, the slick boxing 31-year-old from Philadelphia is the nephew of ageless future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins and obviously has the genes to extend his prime for many years. Now he wants to show the world that he’s back and here to stay. Carrasquilla, a tough 38-fight veteran who has been fighting professionally since 2001 will look to upset Hopkins’ return to the ring.

Also seeing action on the undercard will be Los Angeles’ Edgar Valerio making his professional debut against debuting Fernando Fuentes of Riverside, Calif. in a scheduled four round bantamweight fight. Another area prospect making his professional debut this Saturday is Santa Ana’s Jesus Gutierrez, who battles Las Vegas’ Rocco Espinoza (3-6) in a four round lightweight contest. Rounding out the card will be a six round junior lightweight battle pitting Santa Ana’s Jose Correa (7-2, 4 KO’s) against Phoenix’ Cesar Valenzuela (3-1-1, 1 KO).

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