UNDEFEATED FAN FAVORITE CHRISTIAN “CHIMPA” GONZALEZ TO MAKE HEADLINING DEBUT
AT THE DECEMBER 4 EDITION OF LA FIGHT CLUB
LIVE ON BOXEO ESTELAR ON ESTRELLA TV FROM THE BELASCO THEATER IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
Tickets on Sale Today!!
LOS ANGELES (November 6, 2015) – 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.
In a night showcasing local talent, Los Angeles’ own rising star Emilio Sanchez (10-0, 7 KOs) will be featured in an eight-round super bantamweight co-main event bout as part of the Estrella TV telecast, and opening the broadcast, Ivan “Striker” Delgado (7-0-1, 2 KOs) of Los Angeles will take on Jose “Flash” Bustos (7-6-3, 4 KOs) of Cuidad Juarez, Mexico in a six-round super featherweight bout. Featured in separate bouts on The Ring TV’s live stream will be popular fighter Nick Arce (5-0, 5 KOs) of Los Angeles in a six-round super featherweight bout and San Antonio’s Joshua Franco (2-0, 1 KO) will participate in a six-round super flyweight match; while Angeleno Pablo “The Shark” Rubio Jr. (3-0, 2 KOs) is scheduled for a four-round super bantamweight fight. Opponents to be announced shortly.
LA FIGHT CLUB event 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 Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on Friday, December 4 at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT., and will also be simultaneously streaming live on estrellaTV.com and on YouTube via Fenomeno Studios: youtube.com/FenomenoStudios. 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, today, Friday, Nov. 6 and available for purchase online at www.goldenboypromotions.com or by visiting the Golden Boy Promotions Facebook page. For ticket information, email us at [email protected].
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, Bernard Hopkins, 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.
A 20-year-old phenom who has ended ten of his eleven wins by knockout, Buena Park’s Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez won his first seven bouts in, Mexico by first-round knockout. Since then, he has gone 4-0 with three KOs, defeating Misael Chacon and the tough Julio Sariana who sent him into the mat for the first time in his professional career. Most recently, Gonzalez was last seen decisioning over Darryl Hayes and stopping Luis Ruiz Lizarraga Jr. in two rounds in September. Now, Gonzalez is ready to please his fans in his fourth and first headlining appearance at LA FIGHT CLUB in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles super bantamweight Emilio Sanchez will step into his December 4 bout as the co-main event attraction, and it’s a responsibility the 21-year-old takes seriously. Making his professional debut in 2013, the undefeated Sanchez can do it all in the ring. Sanchez won his first three bouts in 2013 via first-round knockouts and has continued to impress through 2015. Given that his last four victories have taken place in the Belasco Theater, he will be right at home no matter who stands across the ring from him on fight night.
Unbeaten in eight pro bouts, local favorite Ivan “Striker” Delgado will open up the TV portion of the card in a six-round super featherweight matchup. The 25-year-old has had a big year in 2015, winning four bouts, including three LA FIGHT CLUB victories, most recently over Thomas Herrera in September. Delgado has stayed local, building up his name and reputation on the Southern California boxing circuit, including a win by unanimous decision against Angel Albelo at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on July 11.
Making his professional debut in March 2011, Jose “Flash” Bustos of Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, racked up seven victories in his home country. Bustos made his U.S. debut against Frank Santos De Alba in February 2015 where is lost by unanimous decision. His next three bouts proved difficult for the 24-year-old fighter, but Bustos is ready and seeks redemption when he faces Ivan Delgado next month at his LA FIGHT CLUB debut.
Hailing from San Antonio, Joshua Franco 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, and quickly followed up with a victory over Saul Hernandez at the October installment. In a six-round super flyweight bout, San Antonio’s Franco returns to the Belasco, looking to build on the two LA FIGHT CLUB bouts he has won since entering the pro ranks in 2015 after an impressive amateur career.
Growing his fan base with each successive victory, LA’s Nick Arce has yet to let an opponent hear the final bell, with four of those wins coming in 2015. The 19-year-old most recently defeated Juan Hernandez at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. on October 3 with an impressive fourth round knockout. The former amateur standout hopes to keep his streak going this December competing in a six-round super featherweight bout to end his year at the Belasco.
Teenage terror Pablo “The Shark” Rubio Jr. has already made waves since turning pro in June, knocking out two of his three opponents. The 18-year-old from Los Angeles, who has fought in the 2014 USA Boxing Junior and Youth Open in the youth lightweight class at 123 lbs. and has sparred with the likes of undefeated professional boxer Leo Santa Cruz, will be back at the Belasco Theater for his fourth appearance in a four-round super bantamweight bout on December 4.
(Photo Courtesy of Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez-Facebook-)
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