LA FIGHT CLUB Card Fighters Share Their Fight Day Routines, Training Camp Playlists and More

lOS aNGELES (March 25) The March 6 debut of LA Fight Club brought an exhilarating night of boxing back to downtown Los Angeles. The next installment for LA FIGHT CLUB on April 2 will showcase an impressive card featuring the best rising talent and future world champions that is sure to bring the same electrifying atmosphere back to The Belasco Theater. In anticipation of next Thursday night’s fight, we caught up with some of the fighters in camp to ask them about their pre-fight routines, what songs get them amped up in training, who their ideal opponent to take on in the ring would be, their motivations to clinch a victory, and more. Some of their answers surprised us. Here is what they had to say:

Julian “El Camarón” Ramirez, Featherweight Prospect:

What’s on your training playlist right now?

“I have all kinds of genres on my playlist. It all depends on what I’m feeling at the moment, hip-hop, rap, Banda, oldies, even rock.”

What’s your favorite place to eat in downtown Los Angeles?

“My favorite place to eat in downtown Los Angeles is Tommy’s Burgers on Rampart.”

What’s your routine on fight day?

“I like to sleep all day as much as I can and have a small meal, eat my Skittles and drink my 7UP.”

What athlete from another sport do you think would make a good boxer?

“NBA Oklahoma City Thunder player Kevin Durant.”

If you could be a professional athlete in another sport, what would it be?

“Formula 1 because a car speeding gives you a rush that’s unexplainable.”

Yamaguchi Falcao, Middleweight Prospect:

What’s your favorite place to eat in downtown Los Angeles?

“A Brazilian restaurant [Falcao is from São Paulo, Brazil] and Subway.”

What’s your motivation to fight?

“My motivation is to be world champion with Golden Boy Promotions.”

What fighter did or do you look up to?

“I admire athletes Roy Jones Jr. and Oscar De La Hoya.”

What athlete from another sport do you think would make a good boxer?

“José Aldo, a Brazilian UFC, would be a good boxer.”

If you could fight anyone in the ring today, who would it be?

“Today if I could choose to fight anyone in the ring it would be Miguel Cotto.”

Everton Lopes, Lightweight Prospect:

What’s your favorite food to eat in Los Angeles?

“I am currently obsessed with tacos.”

What’s your motivation to fight?

“My motivation is to keep fighting is my family. I want to make them proud.”

What does fight day look like to you? What’s your routine?

“My fight day routine is to relax. I want to make sure I am mentally prepared for the fight.”

What fighter do you look up to?

“I look up to Floyd Mayweather.”

What athlete in another sport do you admire?

“I am big fan of soccer, and my favorite player is Brazilian star Ronaldinho.”

Nick Arce, Featherweight Prospect:

What fighter did or do you look up to?

“The fighter I look up to the most is the successful Oscar De La Hoya.”

What athlete in another sport do you think would make a good boxer?

“I think Kobe Bryant would make a good boxer because he has the attitude to be a good boxer.”

What athlete from another sport do you compare yourself to?

“Usain Bolt from Jamaica because he’s humble and effective.”

What’s your motivation to fight?

“My motivation to fight is to provide a better life for my family.”

Joet Gonzalez, Featherweight Prospect:

What does fight day look like to you? What’s your routine?

“Fight day to me is just another normal relaxing day. I have a good breakfast in the morning, then relax by watching some TV or listen to music, sleep a little more, and have another meal before heading out to fight.”

What’s one surprising thing that people may not know about you?

“One surprising thing that people may not know about me is that I come from a fighting family. My dad used to box, and my two younger brothers and sister also box.”

What fighter did or do you look up to?

“One fighter that I look up to is Oscar De La Hoya because he is one of the reasons I started boxing. Ever since he fought Fernando Vargas, I fell more in love with the sport.”

If you could fight anyone in the ring today, who would it be?

“If I could fight anybody today it would have to be Floyd Mayweather because he is considered the best P4P, so to be the best you have to go up against the best.”

Melsik Baghdasaryan, Welterweight Prospect:

What’s on your training playlist right now?

“I like to train to Armenian music.”

What’s your favorite place to eat in Los Angeles?

“Any Korean BBQ place in Korea Town.”

What athlete from another sport do you think would make a good boxer?

“My training partner, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, would make a great boxer.”

If you could be a professional athlete in another sport, what would it be?

“I am also a professional athlete in Muay Thai/Kickboxing.”

If you could fight anyone in the ring today, who would it be?

“It would be an honor of mine to fight the great Gennady Golovkin.”

LA FIGHT CLUB: Ramirez vs. Hidalgo is a 10-round featherweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra and Mexico – Live It To Believe It!. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., and the first bout begins at 5:30 p.m. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT.

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