Jeffrey Fontanez and Marvin Quintero headline at the Belasco on Friday night
Taking center stage on the Golden Boy Promotions “LA Fight Club” main event (broadcast on Estrella TV, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, Sept. 18) at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles, Jeffrey Fontanez, 16-1 (12), Caguas, Puerto Rico, will step up in competition when he faces experienced and heavy-handed Marvin “Cachorro” Quintero, 27-6 (23), in a 10-round lightweight bout.
Quintero, a southpaw and former IBF lightweight title challenger, will be a tough test for the taller Fontanez, who edges the Mexican Quintero by three and nine inches in height and reach, respectively.
Fontanez, a quick sniper, impressed in his last outing, taking out Jose Hernandez in the first round of their match at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif., and will surely look to repeat the feat, something which will be interesting as Quintero is not an easy mark.
Quintero lost via tight decision in his sole world title try against the extremely tricky and slippery Miguel Vasquez, though it was in such a manner that spoke volumes as to the skill Quintero brought to the table.
The vacant NABF lightweight title will be on the line.
Morales vs. Negron in co-feature
Making his debut under the Golden Boy promotional banner, LA’s own Carlos “The Solution” Morales, 9-1-3 (3), will lock horns against Puerto Rican O’Nell Negron, 11-1-2 (8), in another Mexican- Puerto Rican clash, this one set for eight rounds of action in the junior lightweight ranks.
Morales is undefeated in his last 12 starts, three being consecutive draws in his second, third and fourth bouts.
Opening the card will be Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete, 10-0 (3), hailing from Los Angeles, taking on San Antonio, Texas’ Hector Tanajara, 1-0 (1).
Other exciting fights will round out the card, sponsored by Corona Extra.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and the first bout begins at 5:30 p.m. The Estrella TV broadcast will air live on Friday, Sept. 18 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and the RingTV live stream of the undercard starts begins at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.
Tickets, starting at $20, are available for purchase online at www.goldenboypromotions.com or by visiting the Golden Boy Promotions Facebook page. For ticket information, please email LAFightClub@goldenboypromotions.com.
The “Knockout Experience VIP Package” is also available for an additional $25 upgrade and includes VIP entrance, access to an exclusive lounge offering food and beverages for purchase, a meet-and-greet opportunity with fighters and celebrities attending the event.
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