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Live Online: Golden Boy's Fight Club Night at Club Nokia Tonight

Catch the live webcast of the highly anticipated Oscar De La Hoya's Fight Night Club tonight at 7pm PST/10pm EST right here on ESB or at www.ustream.tv/goldenboy. In the main event, super middleweight standout Enrique Ornelas of La Habra, California will face off against Cary, North Carolina’s Julius Fogle in a bout scheduled for eight rounds. Highly regarded Los Angeles prospects Deon Elam and Khabir Suleymanov will defend their home turf at L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia on Thursday, April 22, as they take on Andre Hemphill and Benji Garcia, respectively, in featured six round bouts on the latest edition of the boxing’s hardest-hitting monthly series, “Fight Night Club”..

Los Angeles cruiserweight Deon Elam (10-1, 5 KO’s) followed up a stellar amateur career (that included two National Golden Gloves appearances and a berth in the 2004 Olympic trials) with nine straight wins as a professional before he entered the world of reality television as a contestant in the season four cast of ‘The Contender.’ On the show, Elam won one of two bouts, and on April 22 he will fight for the first time since leaving the show’s set in Singapore when he takes on Philadelphia battler Andre Hemphill (8-14-2, 5 KO’s) in a six rounder.



A native of Chelyabinsk, Russia who now makes his home in Los Angeles, junior featherweight Khabir Suleymanov (9-0, 4 KO’s) has drawn rave reviews throughout his young career, and added even more fans last October when he made his “Fight Night Club” debut with a fourth round knockout of Hugo Ramos. This week he returns to Club Nokia to take on the always-tough Benji Garcia (14-13-3, 1 KO) of San Diego in the opening television bout on Fox Sports Net.

In welterweight action scheduled for four rounds, Los Angeles will also be represented by unbeaten David Aleman (1-0, 1 KO), who will face fellow unbeaten rising star Clint Cornel (2-0-1, 1 KO) of San Jose, Calif.

Debuting Lancaster, California native Roberto Reyes will step through the ropes for the first time as a pro this week to face Long Beach’s Anthony McDavitt (1-2) in a four round welterweight bout. Local junior lightweights will also be in action as San Bernardino’s Juan Sandoval (1-1, 1 KO) squares off against LA’s Luis Martinez (1-3-1) in a scheduled four round fight.

Opening the show will be a four round light heavyweight bout between Hiromitsu Miura (1-0), who hails from Las Vegas by way of Tokyo, Japan, and Nashville’s Nathan Bedwell (0-1), a former mixed martial arts contender who is now lacing up boxing gloves.

“Fight Night Club” is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and AEG and is sponsored by DeWalt Tools, McDonald’s, Budweiser and Vitamin Water. The series will return to L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia on May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26, September 30, October 28 and November 18. The fights will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net (FSN) and its regional sports network affiliates (check local listings) and streamed live online at www.ustream.com and www.RingTV.com at 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. PT and the first bell rings at 7:00 p.m. PT

Tickets, priced at $250 (VIP On-Stage Seats, which are limited to only ten per show and allow purchasers to sit ringside on Club Nokia’s stage near VIP’s attending the fight [De La Hoya, Mosley, etc.], receive an autographed boxing glove and provide buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room [must be 21 years of age and over]), $100 (VIP Front Row Balcony Seats which grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room [must be 21 years of age and over]), $60 (VIP Balcony Seats which grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room [must be 21 years of age and over]) and $19.75 (General Admission: Floor Standing Room & Balcony Seats) are on sale now and may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 online at http://www.ticketmaster.comor through any Ticketmaster outlet or the STAPLES Center box office. Group tickets and full series tickets at a discounted rate are also available by calling 1-877-AEG TICKETS (1-877-234-8425).

“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.

For more information visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.fightnightclub.com follow Golden Boy on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GoldenBoyBoxing and on Facebook www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing.

Article posted on 21.04.2010



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