On Thursday, April 28, there will be a new host and co-host for the hit series “Fight Night Club,” but the stellar boxing action at L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia remains the same, as local favorites Frankie Gomez and Ramon Valadez, as well as Venezuelan star on the rise Alfonso Blanco, all compete in featured bouts that will have fight fans on their feet from start to finish. Debuting as the host of “Fight Night Club” will be HOT 92.3’s Jimmy Reyes, and joining him as a co-host is one of Ring Magazine’s Ring Card Girl of the Month, Paulina Garces. The April edition will also feature a live performance from recording artist Tiffany “Taz” Zavala.
East Los Angeles’ own Frankie “The Pitbull” Gomez (8-0, 6 KO’s) has come roaring out of the gate in his professional career with power, speed and an exciting style. With one win under his belt in 2011 over Jose Alfredo Lugo in January, the 19-year-old rising star is looking forward to making a triumphant return to Club Nokia in front of his hometown fans on April 28.
Popular 21-year-old Ramon Valadez (7-1, 4 KO’s) bounced back from a 1-1 start of his professional career to reel off five consecutive wins, including 2011 victories over Pablo Cesar Garcia and Jacob Thornton. On April 28, the East Los Angeles native makes his sixth Club Nokia appearance and tries to keep his hot streak going.
A native of Caracas, Venezuela, 2008 Olympian Alfonso Blanco (4-0, 2 KO’s) is already on the road to the top as a professional and he’s been adopted by Southern California fans in his new home of Oxnard. On March 5, the 25-year-old began 2011 with three knockdowns of Pablo Ruiz that garnered him a first round knockout victory and he will be looking for the same success in April.
Opponents for Gomez, Blanco and Valadez will be announced at a later date, along with two other exciting professional fights and three amateur bouts.
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 may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 online at 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).