Former world title contender Carlos Carlson (22-2, 12 KOs) marks his return to the ring next Friday, July 21 against the ultra aggressive Isaac Zarate (12-3-2, 2 KOs) in Thompson Boxing Promotions' "New Blood" 8-round main event at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. Carlson vs. Zarate will be streamed live on TB Presents: New Blood. Watch the action on ThompsonBoxing.com and Facebook Live beginning at 7:45 p.m. PST / 10:45 p.m. EST.
In the co-feature, bantamweight Cristian Ayala-Nieto (11-1, 4 KOs) of Mexico will fight an opponent to be named later (8-rounds). Nieto is coming off a thrilling, back and forth fight against Ricardo Espinoza in May. Nieto narrowly won by split decision.
Leading the "New Blood" undercard are heavyweights Scott Alexander (12-2-2, 6 KOs) of Moreno Valley, Calif. and Mario Heredia (13-5, 11 KOs) of San Diego by way of Mexico (6-rounds).
Alexander last fought in October where he dropped a competitive decision loss against the still unbeaten LaRon Mitchell (15-0, 13 KOs).
Super bantamweight Mario Hernandez (2-0) of Santa Ana, Calif. battles Patrick Gutierrez (0-3) of Las Vegas in a fight set for 4-rounds.
Opening "New Blood" are super bantamweights Xavier Pena (1-0) of Tijuana, Mex. and Daniel Guzman (0-1) of Los Angeles.