LA Fight Club bout sheet, weigh-in results and TV advance
Manuel ‘Tino’ Avila will be back in action tonight against a new opponent.
The unbeaten junior featherweight will fight Erik Ruiz in a 10-round bout at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif. The bout will headline a Golden Boy Promotions card and will be televised live on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports Deportes.
In his last bout on Aug. 22, Avila (16-0, 7 knockouts) scored an eighth -ound knockout over Sergio Frias. The bout took place in Avila’s hometown of Fairfield, Calif.
Three months prior to his last bout, Avila scored an impressive second-round knockout win over former world title challenger David De La Mora.
Ruiz (13-2, 6 KOs) hopes to rebound from his eight-round unanimous decision loss to unbeaten Diego Magdaleno on Jan. 10. The Oxnard, Calif. resident is trained by Robert Garcia and has sparred with some of the best fighters that train at Garcia’s famed gym.
In the co-feature bout, Diego De La Hoya will fight Ramiro Robles in an eight round featherweight bout.
De La Hoya (9-0, 6 KOs) is the younger cousin of Oscar De La Hoya and is managed by Joel De La Hoya.
In his last bout on Feb. 27, De La Hoya won a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Manuel Roman.
Robles (12-2-1, 7 KOs) had his moments during his last fight on Jul. 9 against Joseph Diaz, Jr., but lost a 10 round unanimous decision.
Opening the ‘L.A. Fight Club’ telecast will be a six round junior featherweight bout between Oscar Negrete (8-0, 3 KOs) and former world title challenger Luis Maldonado (38-13-1, 29 KOs).
Below is the official bout sheet for the entire card along with the fighters’ weights from Thursday’s official weigh-in:
Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper, Boxingscene.com, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing