LOS ANGELES (September 4, 2015) – Brazilian undefeated contender Patrick Teixeira (25-0, 21 KOs), fresh from a stellar performance in the undercard of Matthysse vs. Provodnikov in April, will make his LA FIGHT CLUB debut on Friday, October 2. Live on Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV, Teixeira will take on seasoned fighter Gabriel “El Rey” Martinez (29-9-1, 16 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight main event fight, from the historic Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Bouts will be televised nationally on Estrella TV at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT and the non-televised undercard fights will be live streamed via The Ring TV’s Roku channel, www.ringtvlive.com and on The Ring TV’s YouTube channel. The live stream will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. PT through 7:00 p.m. PT
In the co-main event of the night Zachary “Zungry” Ochoa (12-0, 5 KOs) of Brooklyn, NY will be featured in an eight-round lightweight bout part of the Estrella TV telecast. The Ring TV live stream is set to feature newcomer Joshua Franco (1-0) of San Antonio, Texas taking on Saul “Bebe” Hernandez (5-7-1, 3 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico in a four-round super flyweight bout and Los Angeles’ Francisco Ochoa (2-0, 1 KOs) will participate in a four-round lightweight fight. Opponents will be announced shortly.
LA FIGHT CLUB: Teixeira vs. Martinez, a 10-round middleweight bout, is 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 at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The Ring TV live stream will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. PT through 7:00 p.m.
Tickets, starting at $20 are on sale and available for purchase online at www.goldenboypromotions.com or by visiting the Golden Boy Promotions Facebook page. For ticket information, email us at LAFightClub@goldenboypromotions.com.
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.
Currently ranked in the top ten at 154 pounds by the WBO and IBF, Santa Catarina’s Patrick Teixeira is seen by boxing observers as the top talent to emerge from Brazil since former world champion Acelino “Popo” Freitas. A southpaw with fight-stopping power who has ended 14 of his victories in two rounds or less, the 24-year-old Teixeira is coming off the biggest win of his career earlier this year, as he knocked out the 30-1 Patrick Allotey in just two rounds.
Empalme, Mexico’s Gabriel “El Rey” Martinez has traveled a rocky road over the last couple years of his career, but with a recent knockout win over Manuel Valenzuela in March, the ten-year professional hopes that his fortunes will be on the upswing again. A versatile competitor who has been in the ring with the tough competition like Canelo Alvarez, Jesus Soto Karass and Mike Alvarado, Martinez is eager to halt the rise of Teixeira and begin his own move up the middleweight ladder.
Zachary “Zungry” Ochoa, of Brooklyn, New York has already accrued an impressive record staying undefeated since his professional debut at the age of 19 in 2011. One of the most promising prospects in the sweet science today, the 23-year-old fighter has continuously triumphed over formidable opponents, boasting recent wins over Moises Rios, Engelberto Valenzuela, Jose Miguel Castro, Luis Alberto Cervantes and David Rodela.
Hailing from San Antonio, Joshua Franco is also made his professional debut as a new Golden Boy fighter on the August 6 edition of the hit monthly series LA FIGHT CLUB defeating Temoatzin Landeros via split decision. Franco boasts an impressive amateur career winning the silver medal at the 2015 USA Boxing World Series of Boxing and World Team Trials in Chattanooga, Tennessee, as well as was invited to participate in the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.
Saul “Bebe” Hernandez, of Tijuana, Mexico has had a busy career since his professional debut in 2012. Recently, Hernandez has faced Francisco De Vaca, Alexis Zuzueta and Julio Castillo, and will be looking to add a victory to his record in his fourth fight of 2015. A resilient fighter, having gone the distance in his last four fights, Hernandez is ready to prove he has what it takes to succeed in the sport.
Francisco Ochoa, of South Los Angeles is a new fighter looking to make his mark in the professional boxing scene. Ochoa made an impressive professional debut on March 27, 2015 after dominating opponent Misael Chacon at Quiet Cannon in Montebello, Calif. Ochoa, who was born in Mexico, trains out of the New Generation Boxing Academy in Lynwood, Calif. He began boxing at age seven, following in the footsteps of three older brothers. On August 6, Ochoa made his debut at LA FIGHT CLUB winning his second professional bout via second round knockout against Marquis Pierce.