Undefeated NABA tremendous light-weight champion, Ernesto “Tito” Mercado (8-0, 8 KOs), has a brand new opponent for this Saturday, February 4, as he’ll now face Jose Angulo (14-4, 7 KOs), of Ecuador. The battle will nonetheless happen on the LumColor Middle in Ontario, CA, with RED Boxing Promotions working because the promoter, as Hank Lundy will not function Mercado’s opponent.
“I’m glad Jose Angulo took the battle on quick discover and I respect him stepping up,” mentioned Mercado, the Olympic Trials Silver Medalist in 2020. “Angulo is a tricky opponent, however my plan is to finish this battle early and proceed my knockout streak.”
Born in Pomona, CA, Tito has shortly established himself as a power to be reckoned with. Along with his lightning-fast mixtures, explosive energy, Mercado is already making noise as one of many sport’s most enjoyable prospects.
Now, with a string of spectacular wins beneath his belt, Tito is trying to take the subsequent step and develop into the face of boxing. He believes that his story of perseverance and willpower will encourage others to pursue their very own desires, irrespective of the chances.
Mercado has overcome quite a few obstacles to succeed in the highest of his recreation. Regardless of rising up in an underserved neighborhood, he by no means overpassed his desires, honing his expertise by way of numerous hours of laborious work and dedication.
“I’ve huge plans to be Southern California’s the subsequent famous person in boxing.” continued Mercado. “I need to present those who something is feasible if you happen to’re prepared to place within the work. I do know I’ve a protracted street forward of me, however I’m making all of the sacrifices to be nice. This Saturday will likely be one other step in the suitable route.”
Tito, a promotional free agent, is able to take the subsequent step and be a part of forces with a promoter who will help him attain new heights. The seek for a promoter who shares his ardour for the game and his imaginative and prescient for the longer term, is the lacking piece. He is hoping to discover a promoter who will assist him obtain his final purpose of changing into a champion.
“I consider that I’ve what it takes to be a star on this sport, and I am keen to seek out the suitable promoter who will assist me get there,” Mercado says. “I have been working laborious every single day to enhance my expertise and attain my full potential. Proper now, I’ve an important workforce behind me, and getting the suitable promoter would be the last piece.”