LA FIGHT CLUB: JOSEPH DIAZ JR. VS. GEOVANNY DELGADO PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
Fri, 13 Feb 2015
EVENT HOSTS FUTURE CHAMPIONS FROM LOS ANGELES
SERIES PREMIERE FRIDAY, MARCH 6
Los Angeles (Feb. 12) - Oscar De La Hoya, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions, unveiled details for the new LA FIGHT CLUB monthly boxing series that will take place in downtown Los Angeles during a press conference at The Belasco Theater yesterday, Feb. 11. LA FIGHT CLUB will be featuredas part of the popular, fan-favorite Golden Boy Live! serieson FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes and is set to premiere on Friday, March 6.
The press conference hosted by Oscar De La Hoya, was attended by Joseph "Jo Jo" Diaz Jr. (14-0, 9 KOs) who is headlining the March 6 event against Mexican brawler Geovanny "Lloviznas" Delgado (15-2, 9 KOs) in a 10-round super bantamweight bout.
Also in attendance to discuss their upcoming bouts at LA FIGHT CLUB were super featherweight knockout artist Christian "Chimpa" Gonzalez (8-0, 8 KOs) who will be featured in the six-round co-main event. Los Angeles natives Santiago "El Lobito" Guevara (8-0, 3 KOs) and Carlos "The Solution" Morales (6-1-3, 3 KOs) were on-site to discuss their upcoming super featherweight six-round televised opening bout. Irish middleweight prospect Jason Quigley (3-0, 3 KOs) was on-hand to talk about his four-round middleweight fight against Lanny Dardar (2-2-2, 1 KOs) of Houma, Louisiana.
Other fighters featured in separate non-televised undercard fights that participated in the press conference included Roy Tapia (10-0-1, 5 KOs), Cesar "The Great" Quiñonez (1-0, 1 KO), Jesus Delgado (3-0-1, 1 KO) and Emilio Sanchez (6-0, 5 KOs).
Tickets are on sale now and are priced at $20 for general admission (including on-camera ringside standing only pit access), $40 for lounge-style balcony seats and $80 for reserved ringside floor seats and first row balcony seats. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking HERE and at www.goldenboypromotions.com or by visiting the Golden Boy Promotions Facebook page. For ticket information, email LAFightClub@goldenboypromotions.com.
Below is what the fighters had to say during the press conference at The Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles:
OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions:
"We are really excited about LA FIGHT CLUB. We staged it a few years back, and it was a total success. We had fighters go on to win championship fights after being on the original Fight Night Club, and we are proud to be showcasing Los Angeles talent.
"LA FIGHT CLUB is about intimacy, being up close and personal to the ring and experiencing the action. You might even get some sweat or blood on you. That's what LA FIGHT CLUB is about.
"LA FIGHT CLUB will be a farming system for Golden Boy Promotions. We know every fighter on these shows will eventually graduate to the national stage and eventually move on to fight championship fights on various platforms whether its HBO, Showtime or Pay-Per-View.
"If you want to come down and entertain some clients or bring your family and friends, we welcome you at LA FIGHT CLUB. You will be up close and personal with the fighters."
JOSEPH "JO JO" DIAZ, JR., Super Bantamweight Prospect:
"March 6 is going to be a great card. I'm excited to be the main event at LA FIGHT CLUB. I know this will be my toughest fight to date.
"It's going to be a really great night of boxing. I am very excited to be fighting in my hometown as well. My hometown fans are very excited to come out to support me. Come March 6 I will be ready to give everyone a great show and give the fans a great night of boxing."
CHRISTIAN "CHIMPA" GONZALEZ,Super Featherweight Prospect:
"I want to thank the media for being here and Golden Boy Promotions for this opportunity. It's a privilege for me to be fighting on an undercard like this with my good friend Joseph Diaz Jr., who is the main event. It's a pleasure.
"Make sure you guys tune in and get your tickets because it will be a night to remember on March 6."
SANTIAGO "EL LOBITO" GUEVARA, Super Featherweight Prospect:
"I'm happy to be fighting in my hometown. I feel really motivated to start this new series with Golden Boy Promotions. I'm looking to give everyone a great show. I feel really motivated for this fight and I'm glad to be back on TV."
CARLOS "THE SOLUTION" MORALES, Super Featherweight Prospect:
"I'm grateful to Golden Boy Promotions for giving me this chance to be part of Los Angeles live boxing.
"I couldn't be any more excited than this."
JASON QUIGLEY, Middleweight Prospect:
"It's an honor and a pleasure to be here. I want to thank my management team and Golden Boy Promotions. I moved over here from Ireland to Los Angeles and it's my second home now. What better way to let the people of Los Angeles know that I'm here and see what I can do in the ring.
"I think it's going to be an absolutely brilliant show on March 6. It's going to excite the people of Los Angeles. It's an honor to be fighting here in downtown Los Angeles. I came here to achieve my goals and dreams."
ROY TAPIA, Super Bantamweight Prospect:
"Thank you to my team and my manager, Cesar Garcia, Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions for believing in me and giving me this opportunity to be part of LA FIGHT CLUB.
"I'm excited that this series is coming back to LA, my backyard. I'm happy to show everyone what I can do on March 6."
CESAR "THE GREAT" QUIÑONEZ, Super Lightweight Prospect:
"I'd like to thank Golden Boy, I'm blessed. I'd like to thank my team. I've been working hard. I'm ready to move forward and give you guys a great show on March 6."
JESUS DELGADO, Lightweight Prospect:
"I want to thank Golden Boy Promotions, my manager and my team for this opportunity.
"Ever since I signed with Golden Boy Promotions I'm feel extra motivated. I can't wait to put on a great show on March 6."
EMILIO SANCHEZ, Super Bantamweight Prospect:
"I'm very excited to fight at LA FIGHT CLUB. I'm ready to give a great fight on March 6."
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LA FIGHT CLUB: Diaz vs. Delgado is a 10-round super bantamweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra, O'Reilly Auto Parts, 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.
The LA FIGHT CLUB is a monthly boxingseries premiering March 6 and will take place on the first Thursday of each month, upcoming dates: April 2, May 7 and June 4. It will showcase the brightest stars in the sport and present these exciting matchups in a nightclub atmosphere with an original setup. The boxing ring will be set on the main floor of the Belasco Theater with on-camera standing room for fans in front of the ring similar to a concert pit, as well as reserved balcony and floor seats. Los Angeles' own DJ Ray of Big Boy's Neighborhood will spin music during the fights and fans will be able to dance and mingle with the fighters when the venue converts into a night club, in a VIP experience not matched by any promoter in the industry.
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