LOS ANGELES (August 25) – In a special edition of LA FIGHT CLUB at the Belasco Theater on Friday, September 18, Golden Boy Promotions will present an action-packed card featuring Puerto Rican phenom Jeffrey Fontanez (16-1, 12 KOs) and Mexican banger Marvin “Cachorro” Quintero (27-6, 23 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight main event. LA FIGHT CLUB will be broadcast live nationally on Estrella TV at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT, and for the first time will be live streamed on RingTVLive.com.
In the co-main event, scheduled for eight rounds in the super featherweight division, Los Angeles’ own Carlos “The Solution” Morales (11-1-3, 5 KOs) will put his nine-fight winning streak on the line against a yet-to-be-named opponent and opening up the telecast, fan favorite Angeleno Oscar Negrete (11-0, 3 KOs) will take on Jose “Hollywood” Estrella (14-7-1, 10 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico, in an eight-round super bantamweight bout.
In non-televised bouts, local undefeated fighter Emilio Sanchez (9-0, 6 KOs) of Los Angeles will battle Juan Sandoval (7-16-1, 4 KOs) of San Bernardino, Calif. in a six-round super bantamweight bout, and D’Mitrius Ballard (9-0, 7 KOs) of Temple Hill, Maryland, will make his debut appearance at LA FIGHT CLUB in an eight-round super middleweight bout against a to-be-determined opponent.
LA FIGHT CLUB: Jeffrey Fontanez vs. Marvin Quintero is a 10-round lightweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bout begins at 5:30 p.m. The Estrella TV broadcast will air live at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
Ticket prices starting at $20 go on sale today, and will be available for purchase online at www.goldenboypromotions.comor 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, past guests have included Oscar De La Hoya, Kate Del Castillo, Mario Lopez, George Lopez, Lucas Matthysse, Randy Caballero and other starts have all made appearances in the past; 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.
A 23-year-old native of Caguas, Puerto Rico, Jeffrey Fontanez brings the offensive arsenal and excitement that fighters from the Caribbean nation are known for, and he is always searching for the knockout. On April 30, Fontanez visited California for the first time as a pro, making quick work of Jose Hernandez and stopping him at 1:43 of the opening round at Fantasy Springs Casino Resort. It was his ninth first-round knockout. On September 18, he will look to add another victory to his impressive record as he takes on Marvin Quintero in the main event.
Born in Culiacan but now making his home in Tijuana, Marvin Quintero is a former world title challenger whose first title fight was a razor-thin split decision loss to Miguel Vazquez in 2012. Since then, the 28-year-old southpaw has won two fights by knockout over Carlos Sanchez and Cesar De la Mora, and the veteran fighter is ready to trade haymakers with Fontanez on September 18.
A three-year pro, Carlos Morales got off to a shaky start in his career in 2012, but once the calendar shifted to 2013, “The Solution” has been unstoppable as the 25-year-old won nine straight bouts, with two of them already coming in 2015. This September, he takes on a soon-to-be-announced opponent in a super featherweight bout.
Unbeaten as a professional, Colombia native Oscar Negrete has become a favorite at the Belasco Theater where he’s won his last two bouts over Luis Maldonado and Ramiro Robles. He started off 2015 with a winning decision over Fernando Fuentes at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino this past February. In 2014, Negrete secured impressive wins over Carlos Medina, Gabriel Braxton and Salvador Perez.
The 25-year-old Jose “Hollywood” Estrella is seeking a return to the win column after two recent losses, but after winning four of six before this cold stretch, it’s clear that Estrella has the talent to get back on the right track. After suffering a tough loss to Diego De La Hoya at the July edition, Estrella will seek redemption at his second LA FIGHT CLUB appearance as he takes on the undefeated Oscar Negrete at the Belasco Theater.
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 in 2013 via first-round knockouts and has continued to impress with 2014 victories over Jonathan Ramos and Juan Alvarado, and three impressive wins at LA FIGHT CLUB in 2015 against Luis Cosme in March, Eliezer Agosto in May, and Jose Cen Torres in July.
Juan Sandoval of San Bernardino, Calif., made his professional debut at the age of 22 in September of 2009 with a win over Victor Martinez at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. In his first fight in 2015, he suffered a tough loss against Leduan Barthelemy in April at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, Calif. He will look to turn his luck around at his first appearance at LA FIGHT CLUB.
A stellar amateur competitor, D’Mitrius Ballard won five Ringside World Championship titles, a 2012 National Golden Gloves crown and four National PAL titles and was a member of the 2012 Olympic trial team, among many other accolades. Since making his professional debut in February 2013, Ballard has proven he is a prospect to watch, accumulating nine impressive wins. In March, Ballard triumphed over Jason Zabokrtsky at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas, and Ballard took out Josue Ovando in June at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. Ballard will make his debut at LA FIGHT CLUB next month.
LA FIGHT CLUB is a monthly boxing series featured on the first Friday of each month, with upcoming shows on Oct. 2, Nov. 6, and Dec. 4. The series showcases the brightest stars in the sport and present these exciting matchups in a nightclub atmosphere with an original setup. The boxing ring is set on the main floor of the Belasco Theater with on-camera standing room for fans in front of the ring similar to a concert pit, as well as reserved balcony and floor seats. Los Angeles’ own DJ Ray of Big Boy’s Neighborhood spins music during the fights and fans are able to dance and mingle with the fighters when the venue converts into a night club, in a VIP experience not matched by any promoter in the industry.