Hovhannisyan-Campos headlines June 2 ‘LA Fight Club’ show
Junior featherweight prospect Azat Hovhannisyan will square off against Neftali Campos on June 2, Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Robert Diaz confirmed with RingTV.com.
The eight-round bout will headline an ‘L.A. Fight Club’ card and take place at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles. Estrella TV will broadcast the three-fight card, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT.
The hard-hitting Hovhannisyan (11-2, 10 KOs), who is originally from Yerevan, Armenia and now resides in the Los Angeles area, knocked out Diuhl Olguin in the sixth round on March 23.
The 28-year-old Hovhannisyan has won his last five bouts, all by knockout, since his majority decision loss to Walter Santibanes in November of 2014.
“I am really excited to see Azat move up in rounds versus a tough and durable opponent like Neftali Campos,” Diaz told RingTV.com. “This will be a toe-to-toe battle from round one and will show how good Azat is.”
Campos (13-2, 10 KOs) built an unbeaten record until he faced unbeaten Oscar Negrete last March, losing by decision over eight rounds. He faced featherweight contender Christopher Diaz there months later, losing by knockout in the eighth and final round.
The Tijuana native has won his last two bouts, both against mediocre opposition.
In a clash of unbeaten junior middleweights, Alexis Rocha will face Cesar Valenzuela in an eight-round co-feature.
The 19-year-old Rocha (7-0, 5 KOs) stopped Marcus Beckford after the fourth round of his last bout on March 10. Valenzuela (7-0, 2 KOs), who has not fought in over three years, won his last two bouts by knockout.
Opening the ‘Boxeo Estelar’ telecast will be a six-round super middleweight bout between unbeaten Niko Valdes (4-0, 4 KOs) and Ernesto Berrospe (11-10, 6 KOs).
Two more fight are scheduled to round out the card.
RingTV.com and EstrellaTV.com will begin streaming the entire card at 8:30 p.m. ET/ 5:30 p.m. PT.
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