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Cano vs. Abreu on Feb 27

Former World Champion Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (28-4-1, 21 KOs) of Tlalnepantla, Mexico and the hard-punching Juan Carlos “Merengue” Abreu (18-1, 17 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic will face off in an explosive welterweight 10-round showdown as the main event of the Feb. 27 Golden Boy Live!fight card at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. Former World Champion and FOX Sports 1 commentator Paulie Malignaggi will host a special fan meet-and-greet at the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino at 5:15 p.m. before going on air. Fans with tickets to the Golden Boy Live! fight night will have a chance to meet and interact with the champion as well as other celebrity guests in attendance, including Golden Boy Promotions President and Founder Oscar De La Hoya. Continue reading

Chinese Heavyweight Sensation Taishan And Rising Stars Manuel Roman And Nick Arce Quotes

LOS ANGELES (Feb 13.) – Chinese heavyweight sensation Taishan and rising stars Manuel “Suavecito” Roman and Nick Arce hosted a Los Angeles media workout at Westside Boxing Gym before their respective bouts at that will take place on Feb. 27 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes.

Taishan(2-0, 2 KOs) will fight against Roy McCary(3-2, 3 KOs) in the opening four-round televised bout and Manuel Roman (17-3-3, 6 KOs) will be facing the exciting rising star Diego De La Hoya(8-0, 6 KOs) in the co-main super bantamweight eight-round event. Nick Arce (1-0, 1 KOs) will fight in his second professional match against Lyonell Kelly (1-4-1) of Los Angeles, Calif. in a four-round lightweight swing bout hoping to make air time.

Here are what the fighters had to say about their preparation and their hopes for fight night on Friday, Feb. 27. Continue reading

LA Fight Club: Joseph Diaz Jr. – Geovanny Delgado Quotes

Los Angeles (Feb. 12) – Oscar De La Hoya, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions, unveiled details for the new LA FIGHT CLUB monthly boxing series that will take place in downtown Los Angeles during a press conference at The Belasco Theater yesterday, Feb. 11. LA FIGHT CLUB will be featuredas part of the popular, fan-favorite Golden Boy Live! serieson FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes and is set to premiere on Friday, March 6. Continue reading

Video: Golden Boy Promotions ‘Fight Night’ Presser

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 11) – Today Golden Boy Promotions announced and unveiled the new monthly Los Angeles-based boxing series, LA FIGHT CLUB, live from The Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. LA FIGHT CLUB will be featuredas part of the popular, fan-favorite Golden Boy Live! serieson FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes and is set to premiere on Friday, March 6 with undefeated super bantamweight prospect and 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr. (14-0, 9 KOs) facing off against Mexican brawler Geovanny “Lloviznas” Delgado (15-2, 9 KOs) in a 10-round super bantamweight bout. Continue reading

Francisco Vargas Vs. Will Tomlinson Conference Call Quotes

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 11) – Francisco “EL Bandido” Vargas and “Wild” Will Tomlinson hosted a main event media conference call, Tuesday, Feb. 10, to discuss their upcoming NABF & WBO International Junior Lightweight Championship bout live from the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, March 12. Co-promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Leija*Battah Promotions, the championship bout will be broadcasted live on HBO Latino® Boxing. Continue reading

Randy Caballero withdraws from IBF Bantamweight World Title defense

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 10) – Randy “El Matador” Caballero suffered an ankle injury during training camp and will not be able to defend his IBF Bantamweight World Title scheduled for Feb. 27 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. The Feb. 27 event will proceed as scheduled, with a new main event to be announced shortly and a full card of exciting fighters featured on the live FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes telecast, from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Continue reading

Fight Night Club series set to launch in one month

Los Angeles (Feb. 6) Golden Boy Promotions is excited to announce the premiere of a new Los Angeles fight series adapted from the original Fight Night Club series set to launch exactly one month from today. The new series will take place monthly beginning Friday, March 6, 2015 from the historic Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles and will feature the future stars of boxing from Southern California in exciting, can’t-miss matches in an intimate setting. It will be featured as part of the highly rated show Golden Boy Live! on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. Continue reading

Antonio Orozco Withdraws From Scheduled Bout Against Emanuel Taylor

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 5) – Undefeated Mexican brawler Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (21-0, 15 KOs) will have to wait to make his 2015 debut. Orozco was injured on Monday, Feb 2. when he suffered a deep cut near the right eye while sparring during training camp. His personal doctor determined the cut was too deep in dimension and would not heal fast enough for his scheduled bout on March 12. Orozco withdrew from participation as the co-main event for Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (21-0-1, 15 KOs) versus “Wild” Will Tomlinson (23-1-1, 13 KOs) from the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, March 12th, airing live on HBO Latino beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading

Cano, Darchinyan back in action on Feb 7

Golden Boy Promotions and Cancun Boxing de Pepe Gomez bring fans an exciting night of boxing on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Domo del Palacio Municipal, Chetumal, Mexico, airing live on Televisa and Fox Deportes. In the main event, Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (27-4-1, 20 KOs) from Tlalnepantla, Mexico will face Tijuana’s Jorge “Pantera” Silva (20-6-2, 16 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight bout. Next, Vanadzor, Armenia native Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (39-7-1, 28 KOs) will face Juan “El Penita” Jimenez (19-8, 12 KOs) from Casas Nuevas, Chihuahua, Mexico in the co-main 10-round event. Opening up the telecast on Fox Deportes, undefeated Tijuana, Mexico native Antonio “La Joya” Gutierrez (17-0-1, 7 KOs) will fight in a six-round middleweight bout against seasoned fighter Gilberto “Gil” Flores (23-14, 18 KOs) from Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Continue reading

Marcelino Lopez signs with GBP

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 30) – Former WBC Latino Lightweight Champion, Marcelino “Nino” Lopez has signed a promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions. The 28-year-old from Arribenos, Buenos Aires, Argentina has already has a strong career as a professional boxer in South American, winning and defending several titles and maintaining a near perfect record of 31-1-1 (15 KOs). Continue reading

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