Oscar De La Hoya Announces LA Fight Club Series March 6
By Igor Frank
LOS ANGELES, Ca – If you are wondering how a split up with Al Haymon and Richard Schaefer affected Golden Boy Promotions, you are not alone. Losing a significant share of champion fighters cannot be good for business. However promoter Oscar De La Hoya is not taking it lying down.
Yesterday, former super star boxer turned major promoter, De La Hoya announced a new professional boxing series dubbed “LA Fight Club.” Monthly series will premier on March 6th at the historic Belasco Theater in downtown, Los Angeles. It will be televised on Fox Sports and Fox Deportes.
Instead of worrying about lost champions De La Hoya is intent on building new ones.” LA Fight Club will be basically a farming system for us,” he said:” But most importantly are the fights and the fighters who are going to be participating.” Premiere installment will be featuring a number of rising prospects from Los Angeles and will be headlined by a local fan favorite Joseph” Jo Jo” Diaz Jr.
“March 6 is going to be a great card,” said Diaz during yesterday’s press conference:”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."
Hometown fans will be the major focus for this series according to promoter, Oscar De La Hoya. “What LA Fight Club is going to be about is getting up close and personal to the ring,” De La Hoya said:” Experiencing action may be getting some sweat on you or some blood. That’s what LA Fight Club is all about.”
Fans will get to see live action up close at the very intimate setting for a price of a nice t-shirt, $20.00. Balcony seating to entertain clients or to bring a whole family are pricier, but they are well worth the price of admission.” You are definitely going to get a bang for your buck here at the Belasco Theater at LA Fight Club,” exclaimed De La Hoya:”
All eyes are open. Can LA fight Club continue the rich tradition of Los Angeles fight scene and bring fans excitement along the lines of former great shows at the Reseda Country Club and Olympic Auditorium? Stay tuned.