Our Seasons Greetings come adorned with Holiday Beatings TONIGHT in Downtown L.A.. An early holiday gift from the folks at PR Sports and Bash Boxing, delivered straight to the liver. For those who enjoy the site of blood, Santa will be coming early this year, and he will be landing punches in bunches! So keep your guard up as the sweet science will be on display in its full form, as tomorrow’s power punching superstars take to the ring tonight!
Here are the OFFICIAL WEIGHTS and FIGHT PREVIEWS:
Arnold Barboza Jr. 144.4 vs.
Martin Angel Martinez 144.4
The main event features an intriguing welterweight matchup as South El Monte native and undefeated prospect Arnold Barboza Jr. makes a return from a hand injury to put his unblemished record on the line against the always tough Martin Angel Martinez. The heavy hitting Martinez is coming off a win himself and is looking to halt the Barboza hype train before it leaves the station. Heavy handed and rapid punching Arnold Barboza Jr. will be facing his most seasoned opponent to date. Will the young gun continue his meteoric rise or will the savvy veteran stymie his efforts? There is only one way to find out!
Oleg Zubenko 153.6 vs.
Lucis Johnson 155.4
When two undefeated fighters step between the ropes, there can be only one guarantee – someone is getting saddled with their first loss. And as cruel as it may sound, it always ends up making for an amazing fight. Zubenko is a very durable fighter, one who has seen the distance in each of his 3 fights as a pro. His opponent Lucis Johnson will be fighting near his hometown of Compton, so you can be certain he is expecting to perform. This fight is Straight Outta Santa’s bag, just for you!
Saul Bustos 146.2 vs.
Moris Rodriguez 145.2
Los Angeles welterweight Saul Bustos is looking to add another win to his undefeated record. His opponent Moris Rodriguez is returning to action for the first time in over a year after suffering a fractures toe. The good news is ring rust rarely oxidizes a power puncher, so Sacramento’s Rodriguez will be as dangerous as ever. It will be North vs South in this California civil war, as Sacramento will be taking on Los Angeles. With bragging rights on the line, you can expect an all out war.
Ferdinand Kerobyan 157.8 vs.
Steven Pichardo 160.6
Ferdinand Kerobyan may be making his pro debut, but make no mistake this kid is not green. Kerobyan is a well-decorated amateur who amassed a cupboard full of trophies and medals. His opponent Steven Pichardo is extremely tall for the division and with one win already under his belt, you can expect a more confident seasoned fighter in his second fight. This is another difficult bout to figure out so revel in expecting the unexpected.
Damien Lopez 145.8 vs.
Julian Bautista 144.2
Another great fight on paper that features two highly entertaining pugilists. Welterweights Damien Lopez and Julian Bautista share one characteristic – neither one of them knows how to go backwards. In the sport of Boxing when an immovable object meets an unstoppable force, the crowd usually cannot stay seated. So if the other bouts didn’t tease you enough, this one certainly will! This is our early candidate for Fight of the Night.
Roberts Jekabsons 202.2 vs.
Idris Wasi 209.0
The hard hitting, multiple combat disciplined Idris Wasi returns as a pugilist for this interesting match-up of big men. It is not often the guy making his debut has more experience than the man with 3 pro boxing fights and a slew of MMA bouts, but this may be the case with this fight. The son of a boxer, Robert Jekabsons was a highly touted amateur before taking a break from boxing. Jekabsons will need to harness that experience against a guy like Idris Wasi, who has the power to shut the lights out with one punch! This could end up being a back and forth donnybrook that puts bomber against boxer. Put your seat belt on as this is going to be a bumpy ride for as long as it lasts!
Jessy Martinez 149.6 vs.
Taif Harris 150.6
Jessy Martinez puts his perfect record on the line against Palmdale’s Taif Harris in what should be a stellar super welterweight showdown. Both fighters have entertained fans in a Bash Boxing ring before. Martinez, who was tested in his last bout, is a tall welterweight with a lethal combo of power and speed. Taif Harris knocked down undefeated Bryan Flores in his last bout only to lose a decision in the end. Harris will try to finish what he started this time against the upstart Matrinez.
Humberto Velazquez 154.0 vs.
Moses Alvizo 155.8
Humberto Veazquez is set to make his Bash Boxing and PR Sports promotional debut. Fighting for the first time in California, the former super middleweight will be dropping to super welterweight for this contest. His opponent Moses Alvizo makes a living fighting undefeated fighters. He may not have the best record, but he has fought undefeated competition 9 times in his career. Alvizo will fight anyone, anywhere, anytime – those kind of fighters always make for an entertaining bout.
Ronnie Biggers 148.8 vs.
Michael Rubio 144.2
Mystery and surrounds a pair of debuters in the opening bout of the night when these two welterweights both step in between the ropes for the very first time as professionals. It’s like opening up a Christmas gift and having no clue what you will find inside but being presently surprised when you do.
DTLA FIGHTS is presented by PR SPORTS PROMOTIONS in association with BASH BOXING and TOP RANK.
Tickets to DTLA FIGHTS are available online at www.DTLAFights.com and will be available at the EXCHANGE L.A. Box Office while they last.
Doors Open at 6:00pm; First Bout at 6:30pm.
All bouts are subject to change.