Arnold Dinong Camp Notes
Unbeaten super bantamweight prospect, Arnold Dinong (7-0, 1 KO), will face fellow unbeaten fighter Katsuma Akitsugi (4-0, 1 KO), on Thompson Boxing Promotions first 3.2.1. Boxing event of the year. The 6-round co-main event is expected to be an all-out war.
Here is what Arnold Dinong had to say about his upcoming fight with Akitsugi, training camp with coach Bruno Escalante, and more.
On his recent training camp:
“We've been in camp for a while, waiting on the call and I’m grateful for the opportunity to finally be here. I have been training with my coach Bruno Escalante at Aloha Time Boxing Studio and we have a perfect game plan for Akitsugi. A lot of strength and conditioning has been implemented in this camp, and I think that will be the difference in this fight. I’m feeling good.”
On his matchup with Katsuma Akitsugi:
“I have been taking tough fights, and I don't have a promoter, so I am looking to prove myself against Akitsugi. I am trying to fight the best-ranked opponents as possible, so I can put myself into contention for a regional belt. Katsuma is a very good fighter whom I am eager to face.”
On what a win would do for his career:
“Because I’ve been fighting tough guys, I’m hoping I can sign with Thompson with a victory against Akitsugi. Bruno Escalante and Mike Bazzel have put a lot of time and effort into me, and I have sacrificed a lot moving from Hawaii to the Bay Area. I met Bruno Escalante when I was 8-years-old, we were training partners, so a win would mean a lot as it has been a long journey.”
On fighting on 3.2.1. Boxing:
“I’m grateful that Thompson Boxing sees me as a fighter that can bring an exciting fight to their card. I have worked very hard in the gym, and Thompson Boxing has always treated me well. I am grateful to be the co-main event of this card and look forward to putting on a good fight for my friends and family. "
The free stream will air live this Sunday,February 21, 2021, on the Thompson Boxing Promotions website (www.thompsonboxing.com), as well as their Facebook and YouTubepages, in addition to Fight Hub TV. 3.2.1. Boxing will take place at the Omega Products International EventCenter in Corona, CA, and will start at 3:30 p.m. PT / 6:30 p.m. ET.