Ernesto 'Tito' Mercado returns on August 26 against Portillo

Undefeated prospect Ernesto "Tito" Mercado (11-0, 10 KOs) of Pomona, CA faces battle tested veteran Carlos Manuel Portillo (23-4, 17 KOs) of Asuncion, Paraguay, on Saturday, August 26 at the Lumcolor ‘Phoenix Center’ in Ontario, CA.

Promoted by Fight City Promotions and broadcast live on their YouTube channel, the scheduled ten-round main event will be fought in the junior welterweight division. The Lumcolor ‘Phoenix Center’ is located 11255 Central Ave., Building 2, Ontario, CA 91762.

The 21-year-old Mercado, fighting out of Pomona, CA, returns home following a dominant ten-round decision victory over perennial contender Xolisani Ndongeni on July 8, 2023 in Managua, Nicaragua.

Prior to the win over Ndongeni, the promotional free agent had knocked out all ten of his opponents since turning professional in July 2021.

“I’m very excited to be fighting in Ontario for the fourth time, the local support I’ve received at my fights has been overwhelming,” said the lauded Mercado. “As I’ve proved and will continue to do so, I’m ready for any top name, contender or world champion in the junior welterweight division.”

Portillo is facing off against Mercado following an eight-round decision victory over Juan Marcos Rodriguez Urtiz on November 25, 2022 in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.

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