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Fight Night Club on Feb 24th Features Battle of the Badges

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Paid to protect and serve the members of their communities, a select group of Southern California’s finest law enforcement officers will enter the boxing ring on Thursday, February 24, with the intention to hit and not be hit during three amateur bouts that will be featured on the season premiere of “Fight Night Club” at L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia.

In the featured amateur attraction, it will be a highly anticipated rematch, when Chris “The Bull” Barrios, from the L.A. Sheriff Department, IRC Division, battles Juan “Bad Blood” Bustamante of the LAPD Foothill Division in a bout in the 200-pound division that is a rematch of a past fight and has already caused excitement in both officers’ departments.  There is so much buzz surrounding the fight that the LAPD has dubbed this fight “Barrios vs. Bustamante II.”

Battling it out in the 195-pound division will be the L.A. Sheriff Department’s Rafael “The Hammer” Zelaya of the TST Division and South Gate Police Department Officer David Sanchez.  In a heavyweight bout pitting Sheriff against Sheriff, the fists will be flying when Rahsaan “The Last Thoroughbred” Harrison of the TTCF Division takes on the TST Division’s Andres “The Giant” Navarro.

“We are excited to have a ‘Battle of the Badges’ to kick off the 2011 season of ‘Fight Night Club’,” said Oscar de la Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions.  “These officers risk their lives everyday protecting us and I’m proud to have them competing on a Golden Boy Promotions show.  I can’t wait to watch them battle it out in the ring to see which is the toughest department in LA.”

“Fight Night Club” is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and the evening’s professional fights will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net (FSN) and its regional sports network affiliates (check local listings) and streamed live online at www.RingTV.comat 8:00 p.m. PT/11:00 p.m. ET.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. PT and the first bell rings at 7:00 p.m. PT.