Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (18-1, 15 KOs) confirmed yet again that he is one of the best and brightest prospects of the exclusive Golden Boy Promotions stable with a hard-earned eight-round unanimous decision victory against former WBC Super Featherweight Champion Gamaliel “El Platano” Diaz (40-18-3, 19 KOs) of Michoacan, Mexico in the main event of the latest edition of LA FIGHT CLUB at the Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles and televised live nationally on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar. The charismatic knockout artist of Buena Park, Calif. won with scores of 79-72, 79-72 and 76-75 in a tough fight held in the super lightweight division.
Lightweight knockout artist Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (17-1, 15 KOs) will seek to confirm that he is one of the brightest prospects of the exclusive Golden Boy stable when he headlines LA FIGHT CLUB for an unprecedented third time against a soon-to-be announced opponent in a scheduled eight-round main event on the Oct. 6 edition of Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar.
Romero Duno (13-1, 12 KOs) knocks out Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (16-1, 14 KOs) in second round upset victory for the WBC Youth Intercontinental Lightweight title in front of a sold out crowd at Belasco Theater live on Estrella TV’s national Boxeo Estelar broadcast.
“In terms of the knockout, I was just listening to my coach and kept boxing,” said Romero. “I fought hard and disciplined myself to not take any lucky punches. I based my strategy in seeing what my opponent was doing and adjusted whenever I needed to.”
Things will heat up at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles this winter, as Golden Boy Promotions puts on three sizzling fight cards featuring up-and-coming prospects from throughout the Southland region and beyond.
First, on February 3, Golden Boy has loaded up its opening card of the season adding dynamite prospects to the previously announced appearances of Texas sensations Joshua “The Professor” Franco and Hector “El Finito” Tanajara, Jr.
Buena Park, California’s rising knockout artist Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (14-0, 12 KOs), South Central Los Angeles, Edgar “Kid Neza” Valerio (7-0, 4 KOs) and Tenochtitlan “T-Dog” Nava (2-0) today hosted a media workout at Azteca Boxing Club ahead of their fights on the September 2 edition of LA FIGHT CLUB. Gonzalez will be featured in the co-main event against Phoenix, Arizona’s Jonathan “Johnny” Corrales (8-3-2, 3 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight bout while Valerio and Nava will battle opponents in six-round featherweight and four-round lightweight bouts, respectively.
The Sept. 2 LA FIGHT CLUB cardwill kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month with an exciting Mexico vs. Puerto Rico main event betweenTijuana, Baja California, Mexico native Antonio “La Joya” Gutierrez (20-2-1, 9 KOs) and Manati, Puerto Rico’s Jorge “Destroyer” Melendez (28-6-1, 26 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight main event live from Downtown Los Angeles’ Belasco Theater.
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 10, 2016) – Fan-favorites and LA FIGHT CLUB regulars Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (12-0, 11 KOs), Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (12-0, 5 KOs), Ivan “Striker” Delgado (8-0-1, 2 KOs) and Rafael “El Alikin” Gramajo (6-1-1, 2 KOs) will all fight on the one year anniversary of the popular downtown Los Angeles series on March 4.
LOS ANGELES (Dec. 4, 2015) – A sold-out LA FIGHT CLUB had all the fans cheering on some of their favorite fighters tonight at the Belasco Theater with the headlining debut of undefeated power-puncher, Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (11-0, 10 KOs). Also in attendance enjoying the night’s festivities was Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, newly crowned WBC Silver Featherweight Champion, Ronny Rios, and Golden Boy Promotions fighters, Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez, Roy “Pit Bull” Tapia, Jesus Soto Karass, and Johnathan Navarro. Noe Ramirez from the Boston Red Sox and actor and comedian Johnny Skourtis were also in attendance cheering on some of Los Angeles’ most talented up-and-coming fighters.
Fighters featured on the December 4 edition of LA FIGHT CLUBheld a special media workout session today ahead of their upcoming bouts at Westside Boxing Gym in Los Angeles. Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (11-0, 10 KOs), Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (11-0, 4 KOs), Ivan “Striker” Delgado (7-0-1, 2 KOs), and Los Angeles fan favorite Nick Arce (5-0, 5 KOs) were all in attendance showing off their punching power for the press. The fighters talked about their upcoming fights and gave their thoughts on the holiday season, sharing what they are thankful for as they prepare to face their opponents in the ring this Friday. Emilio Sanchez (10-0, 7 KOs) and Joshua Franco (2-0, 1 KOs), fighters not in attendance at today’s event but also featured on the card, were also able to share their hopes for the holiday season.
On December 4, the most popular new boxing series LA FIGHT CLUB will close out 2015 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles with the first headlining appearance of local fan favorite and undefeated super featherweight power puncher Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (11-0, 10 KOs) in an exciting eight-round main event live on Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV.
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 8) – Golden Boy Promotions is pushing to make 2015 its best year yet, adding a host of local California talent as well as signing six of the international scene’s top stars to exclusive promotional contracts.