Los Angeles, CA - A sell-out is expected and K2 Promotions is encouraging fans to purchase their tickets in advance either online through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com) or at The Fabulous Forum Box Office. Photos by Mikey Williams.
All four TV fighters competing in World Boxing Council sanctioned bouts were within the required limit at their respective 7-day weigh-ins. Unified World Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, defending his WBA, IBF, IBO and WBC “Interim” Titles weighed 164 lbs., while undefeated mandatory challenger Dominic Wade tipped the scales at 166 lbs.
Consensus #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World and WBC Flyweight World Champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez weighed 115.8 lbs. at his training camp in Costa Rica and world ranked challenger McWilliams Arroyo hit the scale at 115.4 lbs. Additionally, all four fighters passed the WBC’s medical and safety requirements which the sanctioning body has in place.
Along with the two previously announced women’s bouts on the undercard, Kenia Enriquez,
15-1-0 (7KO’s) vs. Amaris “Diamond Girl” Quintana, 9-2-2 (1KO’s) in an eight round flyweight bout and Seniesa “Superbad” Estrada, 5-0-0 (1KO), vs. Selene Lopez, 3-4-3 (1KO), two additional fights will round out the six-bout event.
Undefeated top lightweight prospect Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin, 13-0 (8KO’s), of Cleveland, Ohio, will face Reynoso, Mexico native Rosberg “Lobito” Montoya, 16-7-1 (13KO’s) in a scheduled six round lightweight clash.
Also in a “Battle of the Pedro’s”, undefeated junior lightweight prospect Pedro “Little Pete” Duran, 13-0 (10KO’s) of Paramount, California, faces Pedro “Manitas de Piedra” Lopez, 6-2-1 (2KO’s) of Tijuana, Mexico.
With a record setting $312,000 in merchandise sold at Golovkin’s last fight, October 17, 2015 at a sold-out (20,748) Madison Square Garden, a full line of New “GGG” Merchandise will be on sale this Saturday, April 23 at the Fabulous Forum.
Friday’s Official Weigh-In is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC at The Fabulous Forum. Doors will open on the North side of the venue at 12:00 p.m. PT with the weigh-in starting at 12:30 p.m. PT. Parking is free through the Prairie St. entrance on the East side of The Fabulous Forum.
The parking lots at Fabulous Forum will open up on Fight Day at 2:00 p.m. PT. TECATE is sponsoring a venue wide tailgate party for boxing fans arriving early. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. PT with the first fight at 4:45 p.m. PT. Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® will start their local telecast at 7:00 p.m. PT (10:00 p.m. ET) commencing with GONZALEZ vs. ARROYO, followed by GOLOVKIN vs. WADE.