News: Hollywood Fight Night At The Historic Florentine Gardens Debuts July 12th; Martinez defeats Valadez
June, 25, 2012 - Hollywood, CA - From the end of World War II through the early 1950s, the Golden Era of West Coast Boxing was alive and well in Hollywood, California with regular shows at the legendary Hollywood Legion Stadium on Gower and El Centro. In the early 1960s, "The Brown Bomber" himself, Joe Louis, promoted weekly shows at The Moulin Rouge Night Club on Sunset Blvd.
Article posted on 26.06.2012
Right up the street on Hollywood Blvd., Florentine Gardens, which originally opened in 1938, served as one of the hottest Supper Clubs in Hollywood. A Who's Who of Tinseltown's elite would frequent the Florentine Gardens, including Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Rudolph Valentino, and Errol Flynn. A young starlet named Norma Jean Baker celebrated her first wedding at Florentine Gardens...and would later become Marilyn Monroe.
On Thursday, July 12, 2012, Art of Boxing Promotions, in association with Bash Boxing, will evoke memories from the Golden Era of West Coast Boxing with the launch of a new professional boxing series at the Legendary Florentine Gardens in Hollywood. "Hollywood Fight Night" will include 10 professional boxing bouts featuring fighters from Hollywood and its surrounding areas.
Some of the most promising undefeated prospects out of the biggest boxing gyms and clubs in Southern California are scheduled to appear on the card, including former Golden Gloves Champion and Freddie Roach trained prospect from Hollywood Zachary "Kid Yamaka" Wohlman (3-0, 1KO), towering Los Angeles welterweight Terrell "Tyger" Williams (4-0, 3KOs), rising undefeated bantamweight from the famed Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard Erik Ruiz (4-0, 2KOs), Espinoza Boxing Club lightweight Luis Bello (2-0, 1KO), and undefeated Burbank welterweight Mike "Smooth" Caracella (1-0).
Also scheduled to appear on Hollywood Fight Night is British import and current Hollywood resident, Light Middleweight Liam "Punch" Vaughan (4-1), North Hollywood Welterweight Javier Albonica (2-1), Los Angeles Bantamweight Raymond "Bad Boy" Chacon (4-2), Pasadena Lightweight Carlos "The Solution" Morales (0-1), Hollywood Female Welterweight Holly Lawson (3-2), and the professional debuts of Canoga Park's Jason McGrue and Amateur standout, Paul Parker.
Tickets to HOLLYWOOD FIGHT NIGHT can be purchased online by going to www.bashboxing.com or by calling (626) 388-8888. HOLLYWOOD FIGHT NIGHT takes place on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the Florentine Gardens, located at 5955 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, California.
Doors Open at 7:00 p.m., First Bout at 7:15pm sharp. Tickets to HOLLYWOOD FIGHT NIGHT start at $35. All bouts are subject to change.
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Aalan Martinez Ready To Shine This Friday Against Valadez
June 25, 2012 - This past Friday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif., Mexico born super featherweight prospect, Aalan Martinez (13-1-1, 9 KOs), extended on his knockout streak, scoring a 7th round TKO against hometown hero, Ramon Valadez (11-2, 6 KOs). This was the 4th knockout in a row for the Boxing 360 promoted fighter, who now looks to fight for a regional title before the end of the year.
"I knew I wasn't going to get a decision against Valadez fighting him in his backyard with his promoter as the lead, Martinez said, "I was determined to get him out of there and that's exactly what I did. I started to break him down early with hard punches and when I dropped him in the 7th round, I knew he was hurt and wouldn't continue. They made the right decision by not letting Valadez carry on, because he was only going to take more punishment."
"This was a huge win for Martinez," said Boxing 360 promoter Mario Yagobi. "With this victory, Aalan puts himself in a great position to challenge anyone with a regional title. I've been in communication with some of the sanctioning organizations and it seems likely that we'll be able to get him a shot before the end of the year."
"I've been working extremely hard in the gym since I suffered my first loss," Martinez continued. "The adjustments my trainer and I have made are making a difference and it's shown in my last four fights, all of which have come by knockout. My promoter Boxing 360 is telling me to be ready for a big fight. Hopefully I can reschedule a fight Rances Barthelemy (16-0, 11 KOs), who I was supposed to fight on Shobox last month, but had to pull out because I hurt my hand. Now that I'm a 100% healthy, I'm ready for anyone."
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