Following the successful debut of Golden Boy Promotions’ new series LA FIGHT CLUB, Golden Boy is proud to announce that East Los Angeles native and boxing legacy Julian “El Camarón” Ramirez (13-0, 8 KOs) will face the seasoned fighter Raul “Bule” Hidalgo (23-12, 17 KOs) of Casas Grandes, Mexico in a 10-round featherweight bout headlining the April 2 event live from The Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles and televised on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes.
“LA FIGHT CLUB was developed as the platform for up-and-coming fighters on the West Coast to display their talents, and Julian Ramirez is exactly the kind of exciting prospect that fans will see month in and month out at The Belasco Theater,” said Golden Boy Promotions Founder and President Oscar De La Hoya.
“I am excited to be part of the new Los Angeles series LA FIGHT CLUB and to headline the April 2 event,” said Julian Ramirez. “I promise all the LA fans that they are going to have an exciting night. I want to put on a great show for my fans. I’ll be more than ready to give them an exciting fight.”
In the co-main event, Glendora, California’s Joet Gonzalez (8-0, 3 KOs), who recently signed with Golden Boy Promotions, will be featured in a six-round featherweight bout. Opening up the telecast, two-time Brazilian Olympic team member Everton Lopes (1-0) will make his second professional appearance after his unanimous decision win over Evan Woolsey on Feb. 27. Plus, Melsik Baghdasaryan will make his professional debut in a four-round welterweight non-televised bout. All will face opponents yet to be announced. LA FIGHT CLUB made a spectacular premiere on March 6 before a sold-out crowd at The Belasco Theater, demonstrating the hunger for live boxing match ups in Los Angeles.
Tickets for the April 2 LA FIGHT CLUB will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, March 6 at 12:00 p.m. PT and start at $20. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking HERE and at www.goldenboypromotions.com or by visiting the Golden Boy Promotions Facebook page. For ticket information, email us at LAFightClub@goldenboypromotions.com.
The Knockout Experience VIP package is also available for an additional $25 upgrade and includes VIP entrance, access to an exclusive lounge offering food and beverages for purchase; a meet and greet opportunity with fighters and celebrities attending the event; an automatic entry into the LA FIGHT CLUB grand prize drawing, which can include but is not limited to: autograph gloves, picture in the ring, backstage access, tour of locker rooms, fighter ring walk, tickets to upcoming boxing events and additional merchandise and prizes.
LA FIGHT CLUB: Ramirez vs. Hidalgo is a 10-round featherweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra and Mexico – Live It To Believe It!. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., and the first bout begins at 5:30 p.m. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT.