Golden Boy Promotions today announced an updated card for LA FIGHT CLUBjam-packed with exciting bouts for the premiere of the sold-out FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes series on Friday, March 6 at The Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Headlining the night, undefeated super bantamweight prospect and 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr. (14-0, 9 KOs) is scheduled for 10-rounds against new opponent, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico’s J (17-4-1, 9 KOs) in the night’s main event. Fight fans can still catch all the action live on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes (10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT).
Juan Luis “Perla Negra” Hernandez will make his U.S. debut on March 6 at The Belasco Theater. A seasoned fighter, Hernandez is known for fighting throughout Mexico and has built a career going the distance in his bouts. Most recently he faced Pedro Palma in November and Genesus Servania in February going the full scheduled rounds in both matches. On March 6, Hernandez hopes to make an impression in his first U.S. match against Diaz Jr.
Los Angeles’ Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (8-0, 8 KOs) will be featured as the night’s co-main event against Julio Cesar Sarinana of Phoenix (3-2-1) in a six-round super featherweight bout. Plus, opponents for the non-televised undercard have been added. First, homegrown talent Roy “Pitbull” Tapia (10-0-1, 5 KOs) of Los Angeles will fight in a six-round super bantamweight bout against southpaw Ali Gonzalez (6-5, 1 KO) of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Also, Cesar “The Great” Quiñonez (1-0, 1 KO), Fernando Varga’s promising prospect, will have his second professional bout against newcomer Oscar Rojas (0-1) of Salinas, Calif. in a four-round super lightweight bout. Finally, super bantamweight prospect Emilio Sanchez (6-0, 5 KOs) will face Puerto Rico’s Luis Cosme (8-5-1, 3 KOs) in the opening bout of the night.
In previously announced fights, Santiago “El Lobito” Guevara (8-0, 3 KOs) of Los Angeles is still scheduled to face Carlos Morales (6-1-3, KOs) in a six-round super featherweight televised opening bout. Irish standout Jason Quigley (3-0) will square off against Lanny Dardar (2-2-2, 1 KO) in a middleweight bout hoping to make airtime. Also, Jesus Delgado of Los Angeles (3-0-1, 1 KOs) will compete in a four-round fight against Rocco Espinoza (4-11) of Las Vegas in the non-televised portion of the night.
LA FIGHT CLUB: Diaz vs. Hernandez is a 10-round super bantamweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra, O’Reilly Auto Parts, 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.
The LA FIGHT CLUB is a monthly boxing series premiering March 6 and will take place on the first Thursday of each month on April 2, May 7 and June 4. It will showcase the brightest stars in the sport and present these exciting matchups in a nightclub atmosphere with an original setup. The boxing ring will be 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 will spin music during the fights and fans will be able to dance and mingle with the fighters when the venue converts into a nightclub, in a VIP experience not matched by any promoter in the industry.