Rios returns to ‘Fight Night Club’
Ronny Rios is becoming the dominant fighter in the “Fight Night Club” series at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, which is streamed live on RingTV.com and is televised on Fox Sports Net.
The decorated amateur star, who faces Leivi Brea in the FNC main event on Thursday, is 3-0 at the downtown night club (with two knockouts). Rios (11-0, 5 knockouts) is a polished boxer but also is aggressive, which makes him a crowd pleaser.
He faces Brea (18-8-3, 10 KOs) in a scheduled six-round lightweight bout. The Miami-based Dominican became a designated “opponent” for rising prospects in the United States – losing five fights here and one in Puerto Rico to Juan Manuel Lopez – but is 2-0 in subsequent fights in the Dominican Republic.
Also on the card, Salvador Rios — Ronny's older brother — makes his pro debut against Stephen Rubalcava (0-1) of Exeter, Calif., in a four-round welterweight bout.
“I'm excited about being in the main event but more excited that my brother is fighting on the same card,” Ronny Rios said.
San Diego prospect Antonio Orozco (7-0, 5 KOs) faces Humberto Tapia (15-14-1, 8 KOs) of Culiacan, Mexico, in a six-round junior welterweight bout.
Sergio de la Torre (11-14-3, 1 KO) of Escondido, Calif., takes on Sergio Soto (16-16-1, 12 KOs) of Hermosillo, Mexico in a four-round welterweight bout.
And Jonathan Bobadilla (4-3) of Los Angeles faces Juan Figueroa (6-7-1, 3 KOs) of L.A. in a four-round lightweight fight.
Tickets, ranging from $19.75 to $250 (on stage), are available by calling TicketMaster at 1-800-745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com and at the Staples Center box office.