Middleweights in action tonight: Patrick Teixeira vs. Don Mouton
Undefeated Patrick Teixeira, 25-0 (21), headlines the latest installment of the popular Golden Boy Promotions’ LA Fight Club series at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles this Friday night. The Brazilian bomber takes on who is surely another solid workhorse in Don Mouton, 14-9-1 (12), in a 10-round middleweight contest.
The southpaw Teixeira is coming off a win in support of the Lucas Matthysse vs. Ruslan Provodnikov showdown back in April, while Mouton hasn’t fought since November of last year, losing a six-round unanimous decision to Antoine Douglas. Nonetheless, Mouton is surely looking for an upset over Teixeira, who is ranked by the WBO (No. 7) and IBF (No. 6) at junior middleweight, to get back into contention.
Mouton will not be a pushover, as he has been in the ring with the likes of Gilberto Ramirez, Anthony Dirrell and Badou Jack, much better competition than whom Teixeira has faced.
Brooklyn, New York’s own Zachary “Zungry” Ochoa takes on Alejandro Rodriguez in an eight-round junior welterweight contest.
Francisco Ochoa, who will participate in a four-round lightweight fight against Edgar Galvez, is making his second appearance on an LA Fight Club show.
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 tonight, 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.