Golden Boy bringing back 'Fight Night Club'


Golden Boy Promotions is bringing back its Los Angeles “Fight Night Club” series.

A few years ago, Golden Boy ran a regular, televised, club show from the Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. Now it is returning with a relaunch on March 6, Golden Boy announced.

The new monthly cards will take place at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles and be televised on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes, which Golden Boy also has a deal with for its “Golden Boy Live” series.

Golden Boy hopes to feature its prospects on the way up, many of whom are from Southern California.

Golden Boy president Oscar De La Hoya will hold a news conference next week to outline the specifics of the series, but the March 6 card will feature 22-year-old South El Monte, California, junior featherweight prospect Joseph Diaz (14-0, 9 KOs), a 2012 U.S. Olympian and one of Golden Boy’s top prospects.

"The rebooted series will be the most unique sports and entertainment event in downtown Los Angeles every month, providing an experience unlike any other the city has to offer," De La Hoya said in announcing the show. “The series will give the hardcore fans, the casual fans and new fans the opportunity to get up close to the ring, to feel like they are part of the fight and enjoy the experience in a VIP club atmosphere. It has been a dream of mine to bring this exciting live event back to my hometown of Los Angeles."

Golden Boy’s description of the series said, “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.”

Fighters such as Abner Mares, Victor Ortiz, Ronny Rios, Carlos Molina, Manuel Avila, Fidel Maldonado Jr., Jessie Vargas and Luis Ramos Jr. appeared during the original “Fight Night Club” run.