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LOS ANGELES – The summer boxing scene is coming to a close, but when “Fight Night Club” returns to L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia this Thursday, August 25, Golden Boy Promotions and AEG will be bringing the heat with five hard-hitting bouts that will keep Southern California fight fans cheering from start to finish.
In the six round lightweight main event, top Southern California prospects Hector Serrano (13-2, 5 KO’s) of Huntington Park and Juan Garcia (14-3, 5 KO’s) of Los Angeles collide in a pivotal meeting of local rising stars looking for Los Angeles-area bragging rights.
In the co-featured bout of the evening, also scheduled for six rounds in the lightweight division, proud East Los Angeles prospect Ramon Valadez (9-1, 5 KO’s) makes his eighth “Fight Night Club” appearance, this time facing the always-tough Nogales, Mexico battler Noe Lopez Jr. (8-9, 5 KO’s).
Making a special appearance at “Fight Night Club” will be newly crowned IBF Bantamweight World Champion Abner Mares, who will be on hand to take in the fights and celebrate his August 13 title capturing victory over Joseph Agbeko.
“Fight Night Club” is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and AEG and sponsored by DeWalt Tools, Budweiser, Super A Foods and MetroPCS. The fights will be broadcast live 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. It will also be aired on a delayed basis on Fox Deportes at 11:00 p.m. PT/2:00 a.m. ET on Friday, August 26. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. PT and the first bell rings at 8:00 p.m. PT. The event will be hosted by HOT 92.3’s Jimmy Reyes.
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) and may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 online at 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).
Opening the televised portion of the card is a four round junior lightweight bout with a significant edge to it, as Santa Ana’s Jose Sanchez (4-2, 1 KO) and Los Angeles’ Ricardo Garcia (2-1) slug it out in another battle for local Southern California bragging rights.
Also in action will be Flint, Michigan’s rising star Dion Savage (10-1, 6 KO’s), who is stepping back into the ring for the first time since his lone loss to fellow prospect Marco Antonio Periban in February. The talented super middleweight is intent on making a statement in his six round fight against Edward Tigs (1-1-1) of Fitchburg, MA. In a four round welterweight matchup, Oxnard’s Ernesto Ocon (3-0, 2 KO’s) risks his perfect pro record against Lakeside, California’s Juan Carlos Diaz (7-13, 6 KO’s).
Now in 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, “Vicious” Victor Ortiz, Abner Mares, Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora, Daniel Ponce De Leon and Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, plus sports and entertainment stars Will i Am, Ron Artest, Taboo, Mario Lopez, Audrina Patridge, Baby Bash, Aubrey O’Day, Tattoo and many more.
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