After another exciting season at L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia, Golden Boy Promotions and AEG’s “Fight Night Club” will close out its 2011 campaign on Thursday, Dec. 1, with another show to remember, this one featuring Hugo Centeno Jr., of Oxnard, Calif., in the main event bout against David Lopez.
A boxer since the age of seven, Centeno (10-0, 6 knockouts) dominated the amateur game, winning 90 of 98 bouts and winning a host of titles, including the Junior Olympics and the National PAL and Silver Gloves championships. In 2009, Centeno began his professional career and has kept winning while staying busy, fighting five times in 2011 alone, most recently decisioning Hector Orozco on November 4. Now approaching his headlining gig on “Fight Night Club,” the 20-year-old is ready for his turn in the spotlight.
Southpaw David Lopez (3-6-3) is well known in boxing circles for pushing top level competition to the limit every time he steps into the ring. The 24-year-old from Caldwell, Idaho has been fighting as a professional since 2007 and has taken on six unbeaten prospects thus far, including four in a row. Now, he has his sights set on upsetting Centeno in front of his hometown fanson December 1.
Also in action will be junior welterweight Luis Mora (1-0, 1 KO) and debuting welterweight Zachary “Kid Yamaka” Wohlman of Los Angeles, Montebello junior lightweight Santiago Guevara and debuting Florida middleweight Daquan Arnett.
“Fight Night Club” is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and AEG and sponsored by DeWalt Tools, Budweiser, MetroPCS and Super A Foods. The 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.com at 8:00 p.m. PT/11:00 p.m. ET. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. PT and the first bell rings at 7:15 p.m. PT. The event will be hosted by HOT 92.3’s Jimmy Reyes.
Tickets, priced at $150 (VIP On-Stage Seats, which allow purchasers to sit ringside on Club Nokia’s stage near VIP’s attending the fight [De La Hoya, etc.] and grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event), $100 (VIP Balcony Seats in the first two rows which grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event), $60 (VIP Balcony Seats which grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event), $25 (General Admission Upper Balcony Seats) and $15 (General Admission Floor Standing Room) and may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 online at www.ticketmaster.com or through any Ticketmaster outlet or the STAPLES Center box office. Group tickets are also available by calling 1-877-AEG TICKETS (1-877-234-8425).
Now in its third season, “Fight Night Club” is Golden Boy Promotions’ and AEG’s critically acclaimed live monthly boxing series, that presents boxing in a night club atmosphere, with a DJ, music, great food and a VIP room, as well as a unique setup where the ring is on Club Nokia’s stage with standing room for fans in front of the ring, as well as reserved seating in the balcony. After the boxing action ends, fans are invited to stay to hear great music played by LA’s hottest DJ’s, dance and mingle with the fighters as the venue converts back into a night club. Athletes and celebrities have flocked to Club Nokia to take in the “Fight Night Club”action including, future Hall of Famer and GBP President Oscar de la Hoya, future Hall of Famer and GBP Partner Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins, Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard, current and former World Champions Amir “King” Khan, Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora, Daniel Ponce De Leon and Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, plus sports and entertainment stars Will i Am, Ron Artest, Taboo, Mario Lopez, Audrina Patridge, Baby Bash, Aubrey O’Day, Tattoo and many more.