Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Denis Shafikov, Joel Diaz Jr. To See Action on June 11 in El Monte

PR SPORTS PROMOTIONS in association with BASH BOXING is proud to announce the debut of L.A. BATTLE CLUB on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

The World Famous Los Angeles Badminton Club, located at 10410 Valley Blvd. in El Monte, California will be transformed into L.A. BATTLE CLUB and one of the greatest professional boxing shows to ever hit the San Gabriel Valley.

Highlighting the main card in separate bouts will be two of the best Lightweights in the world in undefeated uber-prospect Joel Diaz Jr. (21-0, 17KOs) and two-time World Title challenger Denis Shafikov (36-2-1, 19KOs).

Dibella Entertainment's Diaz Jr. first garnered worldwide attention when he handed fellow prospect Guy Robb his only defeat to date by 7th round stoppage in a classic Shobox battle. Since then, the 23 year-old Palmdale resident steadily improved upon his unblemished record and accumulated an 81% career knockout rate in the process. Diaz Jr. is now trained by former Heavyweight World Champion Chris Byrd.

denis shafikov

Ural Boxing Promotion's Shafikov, the IBF's #8 ranked Lightweight in the World, is no stranger to big-time TV bouts as he emphatically derailed Rustam Nugaev's march towards a world title on ESPN in 2014, but came up just short late last year on Spike TV against multi-weight Champion Rances Barthelemy (24-0, 13KOs). The Abel Sanchez trained Russian seeks one more World Title shot and plans to make the third time a charm.

L.A. BATTLE CLUB will also feature prized prospects from the Main Events stable including a pair of Robert Garcia trained Super Welterweights in Lithuania's Virgilijus Stapulionis (26-3-1, 19KOs) and Khazakhstan's Madiyar Ashkeyev (2-0). Stapulionis will take on a very stiff test in undefeated Journeyman Management boxer Nathaniel Gallimore (13-0-1, 10KOs). Ashkeyev, who beat previously undefeated Obafemi Bakare (3-1) in his last bout, looks to continue to parlay his success in the World Series of Boxing by quickly climbing the pro ranks.

Also featured on the card will be the return of Pico Rivera's favorite son, Rico "Sauvecito" Ramos (24-5, 12KOs). Ramos, the former WBA Super Bantamweight World Champion, will look to return to both his championship weight and championship ways after campaigning as a Featherweight.

Another triumphant return is in store for fans attending L.A. BATTLE CLUB as former IBA and IBC Light Heavyweight Champion, Rocky Gannon (30-11, 23KOs), returns to the ring for the first time in nearly 15 years.

Rounding out the card will be a slew of young favorites of the local boxing scene including Wildcard Boxing Club and Hollywood native Mike Melijyan (1-0), East. L.A.'s Miguel Alcantara (2-0), Woodland Hills' Jessy Martinez (3-0), and Pomona's David Lopez (1-0).

L.A. BATTLE CLUB will be presented by PR SPORTS in association with Bash Boxing.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.LABATTLECLUB.com or by calling
(626) 388-8888.

Tickets start at $40 for General Admission and $55 for Assigned Seating. A limited number of VIP tables (including dinner) for 4 are also available.

Doors Open at 5:00pm; First Bout at 5:30pm.
All bouts are subject to change.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Eff Pandas on 05-29-2016

Man when is my boy & future champion Joel Diaz Jr gonna get a meaningful fight. F#ck his promoter whoever that is this week. Think Jean Pascal had him last I heard. For sure there is something funny with how…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Whyte-Pulev: Surprise Bidder Beats Hearn, Sauerland For Rights Photos: Wilder, Sulaiman, Lewis, Stallone Hit The White House Jeff Horn Involved in Car Accident, No Injuries Suffered Donald Trump Issues Rare Posthumous Pardon To Jack Johnson Jermall Charlo: Me & My Brother Open to Hearing Hearn's Offers UK News: Phil Sutcliffe, Sean McComb Debut, More Christina Hammer Talks Training Camp For Showtime Defense Hearn Confirms July Return for Brook; Date, Opponent & Site TBA Photos: Naoya Inoue, Jamie McDonnell - Ready For War in Japan Robert Easter Adds Cunningham To His Team For Garcia Bout Jose Ramirez's Adviser Explains Why Freddie Roach Was Replaced Arum Ready To Make Deal: Stevenson Must Fight Gvozdyk Next McDonnell: When I Beat Inoue, Everyone in World Will Know Me Hekkie Budler's Trainer Breaks Down The Big Upset in Japan Everton Lopes, Two-Time Olympian, Decides To Retire Is David Haye About To Retire From Boxing? Horn's Trainer: We Can't Afford To Let Crawford Land Big Shots Luis Ortiz Coach Expects Wilder Rematch, Feels Joshua Will Delay Jousce Gonzalez, Aaron McKenna Win Bouts on Charity Card Jamie McDonnell-Naoya Inoue: Stats & Stakes Luis Ortiz Trainer: Dillian Whyte is Nothing Special, He Won't Win Photos: David Lemieux, Karim Achour - Go Face To Face Lomachenko Gives Up WBO 130 Title, Remains at Lightweight Photos: Jerwin Ancajas, Kal Yafai, Jonas Sultan - Open Workouts Broner Blasts Hearn's Three-Fight, $6.75M Offer as 'Slave Deal' Oscar Valdez's Manager Gives Status on Injury, Ring Return Dejan Zlaticanin Back on June 21, Broadway Boxing in Astoria Hearn Provides Update on Joshua vs. Wilder Negotiations Photos: Lucas Matthysse Putting in Work For Pacquiao Fight Photos: Naoya Inoue vs. Jamie McDonnell - Final Presser ESPN, UFC Announce and Outline Huge Multi-Year Deal PBC With 3 Hour Memorial Day Weekend Show David Lemieux Wants To Make a Statement in Achour Fight Ivan Dychko vs. Mike Marrone on June 16 in St. Petersburg Lucas Matthysse: I Expect The Same Manny Pacquiao as Always Antonio Tarver Aims To Prove Worth, Win Heavyweight Title Josh Warrington: Lee Selby Refused To See Me After The Fight News: McKenna, Tyrone James, Thomas Essomba, More Micki Nielsen Injury Derails Artur Mann Clash in Hannover Alex Saucedo Wants a Title Shot Soon After Lenny Z Bout
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement