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Vargas-Lane on February 24th

LOS ANGELES, January 20 - For Southern California fight fans, the wait is over, as Golden Boy Promotions and AEG are proud to announce that the third season of the groundbreaking boxing series "Fight Night Club" will kick off at L.A. LIVE's Club Nokia on Thursday, February 24. The season premiere's main event pits fellow prospects Jessie Vargas and Lanard Lane against each other, setting the stage for another season of explosive and exciting boxing events at Club Nokia. Plus, to kick off the new year, the February 24 show will feature live performances by artists Too Short, Baby Bash and DJ Chu, making this a can't miss night of boxing and entertainment.

"One of the questions I get asked the most is 'when is Fight Night Club coming back?'" said Oscar de la Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. "Well, we're back and we're looking to make this season the best yet."

"Fight Night Club" is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and AEG. The series will return to L.A. LIVE's Club Nokia on April 28, May 26, June 23, August 25, October 27 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.RingTV.com at 8:00 p.m. PT/11:00 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 $150 (VIP On-Stage Seats, which allow purchasers to sit ringside on Club Nokia's stage near VIP's attending the fight [De La Hoya, etc.] and grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event), $100 (VIP Balcony Seats in the first two rows which grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event), $60 (VIP Balcony Seats which grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event), $25 (General Admission Upper Balcony Seats) and $15 (General Admission Floor Standing Room) and will go on sale Monday, January 25 at 10 a.m. PT and may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 online at http://www.ticketmaster.com or through any Ticketmaster outlet or the STAPLES Center box office. Group tickets are also available by calling 1-877-AEG TICKETS (1-877-234-8425).

Mature beyond his years in and out of the ring, 21-year-old Jessie Vargas (13-0, 7 KO's) has boxing insiders singing his praises as one of the sport's top junior welterweight prospects. A professional since 2008, the Las Vegas resident who originally hails from Los Angeles stepped up his game in 2010 with a 6-0 run that was highlighted by wins over tough veterans Arturo Morua (TKO6), Ernesto Zavala (KO6) and Pablo Daniel Sarmiento (KO1). A favorite of Club Nokia fans who have seen him compete three times at "Fight Night Club," Vargas can think of no better way to start a pivotal year than in his native Los Angeles at Club Nokia.

A product of the fighting city of Philadelphia, 28-year-old Lanard Lane (12-1, 7 KO's) has come up the hard way, in and out of the ring. Currently a firefighter in his adopted hometown of Houston, Texas, the former amateur standout has issued professional defeats to the likes of Dairo Esalas, Said El Harrak and John Brown thus far in his career. When he makes his California debut on February 24, it's with the intention of becoming the first man to defeat hot prospect Jessie Vargas.

Now entering its third season, "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. Athletes and celebrities have flocked to Club Nokia to take in the "Fight Night Club" action including, future Hall of Famer and GBP President Oscar de la Hoya, future Hall of Famer and GBP Partner Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins, Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard, current and former World Champions Amir "King" Khan, Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora, Daniel Ponce De Leon and Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi, plus sports and entertainment stars Barry Bonds, Will i Am, Taboo, Mario Lopez, Audrina Patridge, Baby Bash, Aubrey O'Day, Tattoo and many more.

For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.fightnight.com, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GoldenBoyBoxing or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing.

Article posted on 21.01.2011



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