UNBEATENS RONNIE RIOS, JAMIE KAVANAGH AND ROBERTO REYES IN FEATURED BOUTS
LOS ANGELES – Summer’s here and the time is right for more of boxing’s hit series “Fight Night Club,” as Golden Boy Promotions and AEG present another hard-hitting card featuring talented up-and-comers Ronny Rios, Jamie Kavanagh and Roberto Reyes on Thursday, August 26 at L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia.
In the main event, Santa Ana’s Rios battles the Dominican Republic’s Leivi Brea in a six round junior lightweight bout.
With a record of 11-0 with 5 KO’s, 20-year-old junior lightweight prospect Ronny Rios has found a home at Club Nokia, as he’s scored three victories at “Fight Night Club” series over the last year. In May, Rios moved across the street to STAPLES Center and kept his winning streak going with a six round win over Guadalupe De Leon and it’s probably not the last time we’ll be seeing this talented youngster on the big stage.
A native of the Dominican Republic who now fights out of Miami, southpaw Leivi Brea (18-8-3, 10 KO’s) has not only faced top-notch foes like Juan Manuel Lopez, Jhonny Gonzalez and Gary Stark Jr., but he is also on a two-fight winning streak that has seen him stop both of his opponents. On August 26, he’s got Ronny Rios in his sights as he aims for his third straight win.
One of the top prospect to emerge from Ireland in years, 20-year-old Jamie “The Nuisance” Kavanagh (2-0, 1 KO) has gotten his pro career off to an impressive start in 2010 with two big victories including a June win over Luis Sanchez at “Fight Night Club.” Next month, the former amateur star who is under the watch of famed trainer, Freddie Roach, attempts to keep his record perfect.
Lancaster junior middleweight Roberto “Little Dog” Reyes (2-0, 2 KO’s) made his debut on the Club Nokia stage in April and after an exciting battle with Azamat Umarzade that earned him a first round TKO victory, he matched that result in June when he halted previously unbeaten Clint Coronel in a single frame. On August 26, he looks to make it three fast finishes in a row.
A stacked undercard including two amateur bouts and opponents for Kavanagh and Reyes will be announced at a later date.
“Fight Night Club” is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and AEG and is sponsored by DeWalt Tools, McDonald’s, Budweiser, Powerade, LightsLeary.com and USTREAM. The series will return to L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia on September 30, October 28 and November 18. The fights will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net (FSN) and its regional sports network affiliates (check local listings) and streamed live online at www.ustream.com and www.RingTV.com at 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. PT and the first bell rings at 7:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets, priced at $250 (VIP On-Stage Seats, which are limited to only ten per show and allow purchasers to sit ringside on Club Nokia’s stage near VIP’s attending the fight [De La Hoya, Mosley, etc.], receive an autographed boxing glove and provide buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event), $100 (VIP Front Row Balcony Seats which grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room), $60 (VIP Balcony Seats which grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event) and $19.75 (General Admission: Floor Standing Room & Balcony Seats) are on sale now and may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 online at http://www.ticketmaster.comor through any Ticketmaster outlet or the STAPLES Center box office. Group tickets and full series tickets at a discounted rate are also available by calling 1-877-AEG TICKETS (1-877-234-8425).
“Fight Night Club,” is Golden Boy Promotions’ and AEG’s critically acclaimed live monthly boxing series, that presents boxing in a night club atmosphere, with a DJ, music, great food and a VIP room, as well as a unique setup where the ring is on Club Nokia’s stage with standing room for fans in front of the ring, as well as reserved seating in the balcony. After the boxing action ends, fans are invited to stay to hear great music played by LA’s hottest DJ’s, dance and mingle with the fighters as the venue converts back into a night club.