JOSE ARMANDO SANTA CRUZ STEPS UP TO FACE JESSIE VARGAS

JOSE ARMANDO SANTA CRUZ STEPS UP TO FACE JESSIE VARGAS

LANARD LANE INJURED FORMER WORLD CHAMPION JOSE ARMANDO SANTA CRUZ STEPS

UP TO FACE JESSIE VARGAS AT “FIGHT NIGHT CLUB”

SEASON OPENER ON FEBRUARY 24 AT L.A. LIVE’S CLUB NOKIA

LOS ANGELESWith a hand injury forcing Lanard Lane to withdraw from his scheduled February 24 fight against Jessie Vargas, former Lightweight World Champion Jose Armando Santa Cruz has stepped up to face the unbeaten Las Vegan in the main event of the 2011 premiere of “Fight Night Club” at L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia.

Former WBC Lightweight Interim World Champion Jose Armando Santa Cruz (28-5, 17 KO’s), has earned his stripes during his 11-year professional career by battling boxing’s best, including former world champions Joel “El Cepillo” Casamayor, Zab “Super” Judah, David Diaz and former world title challenger Edner Cherry.  The 30-year-old Los Angeles native has won two of his last three bouts (with his lone loss over the stretch coming to Judah) and a win over the highly-touted Vargas (13-0, 7 KO’s) will put him right back in the mix at junior welterweight.

“Fight Night Club” is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and AEG and sponsored by DeWalt Tools.  The series will return to L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia on April 28, May 26, June 23, August 25, October 27 and November 18.  The evening’s professional fights will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net (FSN) and its regional sports network affiliates (check local listings) and streamed live online at www.RingTV.com at 8:00 p.m. PT/11:00 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 $150 (VIP On-Stage Seats, which allow purchasers to sit ringside on Club Nokia’s stage near VIP’s attending the fight [De La Hoya, etc.] and grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event), $100 (VIP Balcony Seats in the first two rows which grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event), $60 (VIP Balcony Seats which grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event), $25 (General Admission Upper Balcony Seats) and $15 (General Admission Floor Standing Room) are available for purchase by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 online at http://www.ticketmaster.com or through any Ticketmaster outlet or the STAPLES Center box office.  Group tickets are also available by calling 1-877-AEG TICKETS (1-877-234-8425).

Now entering its third season, “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.  Athletes and celebrities have flocked to Club Nokia to take in the “Fight Night Club” action including, future Hall of Famer and GBP President Oscar de la Hoya, future Hall of Famer and GBP Partner Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins, Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard, current and former World Champions Amir “King” Khan, Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora, Daniel Ponce De Leon and Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, plus sports and entertainment stars Barry Bonds, Will i Am, Taboo, Mario Lopez, Audrina Patridge, Baby Bash, Aubrey O’Day, Tattoo and many more.

For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.fightnightclub.com, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GoldenBoyBoxing or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing.

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