By Steve Kim (photos by Tom Hogan)
Wednesday night from the Avalon in Hollywood the third edition of 'Hollywood Fight Nights' from 360 Promotions takes place.
"It's going to be another great night of boxing, we got Brian Ceballo, he's got his fourth fight. Ali Ahkmedov, a lot of people are looking forward to seeing him in the ring. They've heard a lot of things about him training with Abel Sanchez, being in Big Bear with 'Triple G' (Gennady Golovkin)," said Tom Loeffler, the head of 360 Promotions'.
"We'll see A.B (Abraham) Lopez trained by Freddie Roach, he's in a tough fight. He's fighting a 12-0 guy (Gloferson Ortiz) so that's going to be an exciting fight, that's the co-feature. Elvina White is on the show, again. (Referee) Ray Corona's son, Adrian, he's making his pro debut - he sold a lot of tickets and Marco Deckman, he's trained by Freddie, too. He's making his pro debut. So there's a little bit of everything and 'Triple V'( Vardges Vardan Vardaryan) from the Armenian Olympic team," continued Loeffler.
Akhmedov (11-0, 8 KO's), who is matched with Jorge Escalante (9-1-1, 6 KO's) is the featured performer on this bill.
"Ali's got tremendous potential, he's only 24 years old," Loeffler pointed out, "that light heavyweight division is very hot and at 12-0 he's got a lot of potential since he sees how 'Triple G' trains, everything they go through up there with Abel Sanchez's training camp. I think Ali's perfectly situated now for that next generation, (Sergey) Kovalev, (Adonis) Stevenson all those guys were kind of holding up the division but that's like the old guard.
"Now, (Dmitry) Bivol had a win, (Eleider) Alvarez had a really impressive win over Kovalev. (Artur) Beterbiev is around. So it's going to be a deep talent pool at 175."
This card will be streamed live beginning at 9:15 pm ET/6:15 pm, PT on www.360Promotions.us
Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com