Allen to face Arceo on LA Fight Club show
Unbeaten lightweight Damon Allen has an opponent for his eight-round co-feature on Friday’s “LA Fight Club” show at Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles, veteran Luis Arceo, according to Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Robert Diaz.
The Allen-Arceo bout will precede the main event bout between two-time world title challenger Diego Magdaleno and Art Hovhannisyan.
Both bouts will air on Estrella TV, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT. (The entire card will be streamed live on RingTV.com, beginning at 5:30 p.m. PT.)
Allen (10-0, 4 knockouts) will be fighting in his first scheduled eight-round bout of his career. The Philadelphia resident is one of Golden Boy Promotions’ top prospects.
Allen scored an impressive stoppage over modest opponent Daniel Montoya in his last bout on May 25 in Hollywood, California.
Arceo (28-15-4, 18 KOs) should provide a significant test for Allen as he has faced a number of eventual contenders and world titleholders throughout his career.
In his last bout on April 1, Arceo was stopped by fringe lightweight contender Gilberto Gonzalez.
Opening the ‘Boxeo Estelar’ broadcast will be a six-round middleweight bout between Maricela Cornejo (4-2, 2 KOs) and Eliza Olsen (10-5-3, 2 KOs).
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 (Calif.) Star newspaper, Boxingscene.com, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing