Guaranteed to produce fireworks inside the ring, local favorite boxers will bring a night of explosive action to the historic Belasco Theater for the July edition of LA FIGHT CLUB. The popular monthly boxing series will feature an exciting undercard kicking off Fourth of July weekend on Thursday, July 2.
Rounding out an already impressive lineup of matchups, local fighters Melsik Baghdasaryan (1-0, 1 KO) of Glendale, Calif. and Abraham Calderon (0-1) of Los Angeles will battle in a four-round welterweight swing bout that will have them fight for airtime on FOX Deportes. A fast-rising favorite, Emilio Sanchez (8-0, 6 KOs) of Los Angeles will face Jose Cen-Torres (13-7, 1 KO) of Merida, Mexico in a non-televised six-round super bantamweight fight.
Previously announced, the main event of the evening will feature Mexico City’s Gilberto “El Flaco” Gonzalez (25-3, 20 KOs) taking on undefeated boxer John Karl Sosa (13-0, 6 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico in a classic rivalry of Mexico vs. Puerto Rico in a 10-round super lightweight battle. The co-main event will pit undefeated fighter Diego De La Hoya (10-0, 6 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico against Jose “Hollywood” Estrella (14-6-1, 10 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico; and opening up the telecast will be Los Angeles transplant Oscar “Jaguar” Negrete (10-0, 3 KOs) taking on Ramiro “Zurdo” Robles (12-3-1, 6 KOs) of Guanajuato, Mexico in an eight-round bout.
Also fighters featured on the August 6 edition of LA FIGHT CLUB, Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez and Roy “Pitbull” Tapia will be in attendance and meet with fans prior to the televised bouts from 6:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. Fans with tickets to the event will have an opportunity to meet the fighters at the Corona banner at the front entrance, take a pictures with the fighters and Corona Ring Card Models.
Tickets for the July 2 edition of LA FIGHT CLUB are on sale now. Prices start at $20 and can be purchased online by going to www.goldenboypromotions.com or by visiting the Golden Boy Promotions Facebook page. For ticket information, email LAFightClub@goldenboypromotions.com.
Undefeated in his last six fights, winning all by knockout, Gilberto “El Flaco” Gonzalez is ready to fight to keep his winning streak when he faces John Karl Sosa on July 2. A professional since 2005, Gonzalez has faced tough fighters Ricardo Dominguez and Noe Bolanos along the way acquiring the interim WBC Youth World Lightweight Title. In his first fight of 2015, Gonzalez faced David Rangel quickly defeating him in the second round of a 10-round scheduled fight in March. But undoubtedly the greatest fight to date for the ruthless Gonzalez was giving the then undefeated Puerto Rican Jeffrey Fontanez his first lost via fifth-round knockout in August, 2014. Now the fighter is ready for the next challenge of his career when he faces another undefeated fighter, John Karl Sosa on July 2.
John Karl Sosa of Caguas, Puerto Rico has been undefeated since his professional debut in 2012. A relative new comer, Sosa has quickly risen up in the super lightweight division staying busy, fighting four to five times per year. Most recently, Sosa defeated Joaquin Chavez in his first fight of 2015 via unanimous decision. Now, Sosa is ready for another tough test when he faces the seasoned Gilberto Gonzalez on July 2.
Diego De La Hoya has thrilled fans with his impressive skills in the ring since making his professional debut in 2013. Fighting with power, the Mexicali, Mexico native has stayed busy in 2015 with an impressive victory over title contender Manuel Roman at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in February and showed up Ramiro Robles in his first appearance at LA FIGHT CLUB in May. De La Hoya is ready to continue his winning streak when he goes up against Jose Estrella on July 2.
Hailing from Tijuana, which has rich history in boxing, Jose “Hollywood” Estrella is ready to start 2015 on the right track in his first fight of the year on July 2. Having faced Luis Nery, Efrain Gonzalez, and Jamie Conlan in 2014, Estrella is determined to win over American audiences is his U.S. debut when he goes up against the tough Diego De La Hoya.
Undefeated super bantamweight star Oscar Negrete of Los Angeles will get in the ring eager to continue his winning streak and maintain his undefeated status July 2. 2014 was a good year for Negrete as he secured wins over Carlos Medina, Gabriel Braxton and Salvador Perez. Negrete has stayed active thus far in 2015 winning via decision against Fernando Fuentes at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in February and Luis Maldonado in hisLA FIGHT CLUB debut in May. Now, the fighter is eager to add another victory to his record when he goes up against Ramiro Robles in his return to LA FIGHT CLUB on July 2.
Hailing from Guanajuato, Mexico, the hard-hitting Ramiro Robles made his professional debut at the young age of 17, triumphing over Carlos Hernandez Mejia in Queretaro, Mexico. Robles worked to establish a record of 12 wins since his debut. On July 9, 2014, Robles made his U.S. debut against undefeated Joseph “Jojo” Diaz Jr., ultimately losing after a grueling 10 rounds. In his second fight of 2015 and his return to LA FIGHT CLUB Robles will be looking for redemption as he takes on Oscar Negrete in the televised opening bout.
Melsik Baghdasaryan will return to The Belasco Theater in July after making his professional debut at the April edition of the monthly boxing series where he defeated Mario Angeles in a knock out win. The former kickboxing champion hailing from Glendale, Calif. will look to continue his undefeated status as he goes up against Abraham Calderon.
Hailing from Los Angeles, Abraham Calderon made his professional debut in May 2015 at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, Calif. where he faced a tough opponent in Darius Ervin. The young fighter will be looking for redemption when he faces Melsik Baghdasaryan on July 2.
Making his professional debut in 2013, Los Angeles undefeated featherweight Emilio Sanchez can do it all in the ring. Sanchez won his first three bouts via first-round knockouts and has continued to impress with 2014 victories over Jonathan Ramos and Juan Alvarado. The young but experienced fighter has triumphed in all his bouts of 2015 defeating Luis Cosme in March and Eliezer Agosto in May, both fights were part of LA FIGHT CLUB.
Jose Cen-Torres of Merida, Mexico made his professional debut against Nelson Chan in August 2010 in Yucatan, Mexico and his U.S. professional debut in July 2014 against Carlos Carlson in Ontario, Calif. He most recently faced Horacio Garcia in February 2015 as he unsuccessfully attempted to win the WBC Continental Americas Super Bantamweight title. He will look to clinch a much-desired victory against undefeated boxer Emilio Sanchez on July 2 at The Belasco Theater.
LA FIGHT CLUB: Gonzalez vs. Sosa is a 10-round super lightweight 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 Deportes broadcast will air live at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT.