LOS ANGELES - The September 18 special edition of LA FIGHT CLUB at the Belasco Theater will be a celebration of Mexican Independence Day and feature an action-packed night of fights leading with a classic Mexico vs. Puerto Rico rivalry when Jeffery Fontanez (16-1, 12 KOs) of Cagaus, Puerto Rico will fight for the vacant NABF Lightweight Title against Tijuana, Mexico's Marvin "Cachorro" Quintero (27-6, 23 KOs) as the main event. Continuing the Mexico vs. Puerto Rico rivalry trend, newly signed Golden Boy Promotions fighter, Carlos "The Solution" Morales (11-1-3, 5 KOs), of Los Angeles, will face Puerto Rican rising star O'Nell Negron (11-1-2, 87 KOs) of Vega Baja, in an eight-round super featherweight bout.
Fontanez weighed in at 134.6-pounds and Quintero was 134.8-pounds.
Opening up the Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV, Los Angeles' Oscar "El Jaguar" Negrete (11-0, 3 KOs) will be featured in an eight-round brawl against Jose Estrella (14-7-1, 10 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico, just in time to continue the week's Mexican Independence Day celebrations. The night's exciting matchups will be televised live nationally on Estrella TV at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT, and the undercard is set to be live streamed via The RingTV's Roku channel, on www.ringtvlive.com and on The Ring TV's YouTube channel starting at 8:30 p.m. ET/ 5:30 p.m. PT.
Negrete was 130-pounds, while Negron came in at the same weight.
For The Ring TV's live stream portion of the night, newcomer Hector "El Finito" Tanajara (1-0, 1 KO) of San Antonio, Texas will take on Carlos Gonzalez (1-7) of Bell, Calif. in a four-round lightweight bout while Los Angeles undefeated prospect, Emilio Sanchez (9-0, 6 KOs) is scheduled to fight Juan Sandoval (7-16-1, 4 KO's) of San Bernardino, Calif. in a six-round super bantamweight fight.
Additionally, Francisco Esparza of Las Vegas will make his professional debut against a yet-to-be-named opponent in a four-round lightweight bout and opening up the special edition of LA FIGHT CLUB on Sept. 18, burgeoning young knockout artist Alejandro "Popo" Salinas (3-0, 3 KOs) of Youngstown, Ohio will take on a yet-to-be-named opponent in a six-round lightweight bout.
LA FIGHT CLUB: Fontanez vs. Quintero , is a 10-round bout for the vacant NABF Lightweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bout begins at 5:30 p.m. The Estrella TV broadcast will air live on Friday, September 18 at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT, and The Ring TV undercard live stream starts begins at 8:30 p.m. ET/ 5:30 p.m. PT.
Tickets, starting at $20 are available for purchase online at www.goldenboypromotions.com or by visiting the Golden Boy Promotions Facebook page. For ticket information, email us at [email protected].
The "Knockout Experience VIP Package" is also available for an additional $25 upgrade and includes VIP entrance, access to an exclusive lounge offering food and beverages for purchase; a meet and greet opportunity with fighters and celebrities attending the event, past guests have included Oscar De La Hoya, Kate Del Castillo, Mario Lopez, George Lopez, Lucas Matthysse, Randy Caballero and other stars have all made appearances in the past; an automatic entry into the LA FIGHT CLUB grand prize drawing, which can include but is not limited to: autograph gloves, picture in the ring, backstage access, tour of locker rooms, fighter ring walk, tickets to upcoming boxing events and additional merchandise and prizes.