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‘Fight Night Club’ Tonight At L.A Live’s Club Nokia!

LOS ANGELES, April 28 – East Los Angeles’ “Pitbull,” unbeaten prospect Frankie Gomez (8-0, 6 KO’s), will attempt to tear through another opponent this Thursday, April 28, when he headlines “Fight Night Club” at L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia in a six round junior middleweight fight against Vancouver, Washington’s Jason Davis (11-8-1, 3 KO’s).

Also looking to keep his local fans happy this week will be hometown favorite Ramon Valadez (7-1, 4 KO’s), who battles the Dominican Republic’s Rafael Lora (11-4, 5 KO’s) in the junior lightweight co-main event scheduled for six rounds.

That’s not all, as Club Nokia will be the site of the official post-fight party for the newly crowned WBC Welterweight World Champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz, who is fresh off of his stirring 12-round unanimous decision win over previously undefeated Andre Berto earlier this month in an early Fight of the Year candidate.  Ortiz will join fans in the 4th floor VIP Room after the fights for the post-fight after party.

“Fight Night Club” is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and AEG and sponsored by DeWalt Tools, Budweiser, Cazadores Tequila and Northgate Markets.  The fights will be broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports Net (FSN) and its regional sports network affiliates and streamed live online at www.RingTV.com at 8:00 p.m. PT/11:00 p.m. ET.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. PT and the first bell rings at 7:00 p.m. PT.

In the opening televised bout of the evening, scheduled for six rounds in the junior welterweight division, the always exciting Fidel Maldonado Jr. (9-0, 8 KO’s) of Albuquerque, New Mexico puts his perfect record on the line against Aguadilla, Puerto Rico’s Jorge Cordero (4-6, 4 KO’s) in a battle of power punchers.

Undercard action will see unbeaten Venezuelan junior middleweight Alfonso Blanco (4-0, 2 KO’s) taking on Los Angeles’s Juan Carlos Diaz (7-12, 6 KO’s) as well as Los Angeles welterweight Ernesto Ocon (2-0, 1 KO) squaring against with Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico’s Miguel Pizarro (1-1) in scheduled four round bouts.

Three amateur bouts are on tap as well, with Faith Franco of Duarte Boxing Club facing Danyelle Wolfe of Old School Boxing, Sportscene Boxing Club’s Albert Rosales meeting Arturo Lara of Wilmington Boxing Club and Osman Rivera of Pasadena Boxing Club taking on Commerce Boxing Club’s Chico Chavez.

Debuting as the host of “Fight Night Club” this week will be HOT 92.3’s Jimmy Reyes, who will be joined by Ring Magazine’s Ring Card Girl of the Month, Paulina Garces serving as co-host.  The event will also feature a live performance from recording artist Tiffany “Taz” Zavala.

Now in its third season, “Fight Night Club” is Golden Boy Promotions’ and AEG’s critically acclaimed live monthly boxing series, that presents boxing in a night club atmosphere, with a DJ, music, great food and a VIP room, as well as a unique setup where the ring is on Club Nokia’s stage with standing room for fans in front of the ring, as well as reserved seating in the balcony.  After the boxing action ends, fans are invited to stay to hear great music played by LA’s hottest DJ’s, dance and mingle with the fighters as the venue converts back into a night club.  Athletes and celebrities have flocked to Club Nokia to take in the “Fight Night Club” action including, future Hall of Famer and GBP President Oscar de la Hoya, future Hall of Famer and GBP Partner Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins, Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard, current and former World Champions Amir “King” Khan, Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora, Daniel Ponce De Leon and Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, plus sports and entertainment stars Will i Am, Ron Artest, Taboo, Mario Lopez, Audrina Patridge, Baby Bash, Aubrey O’Day, Tattoo and many more.

Tickets, priced at $150 (VIP On-Stage Seats, which allow purchasers to sit ringside on Club Nokia’s stage near VIP’s attending the fight [De La Hoya, etc.] and grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event), $100 (VIP Balcony Seats in the first two rows which grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event), $60 (VIP Balcony Seats which grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event), $25 (General Admission Upper Balcony Seats) and $15 (General Admission Floor Standing Room) and will go on sale Monday, January 25 at 10 a.m. PT and may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 online at http://www.ticketmaster.com or through any Ticketmaster outlet or the STAPLES Center box office.  Group tickets are also available by calling 1-877-AEG TICKETS (1-877-234-8425).


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