Julian Ramirez vs Abraham Lopez Set as Co-Main to Vargas vs Salido

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LOS ANGELES (April 19, 2016) – Bragging rights are on the line when undefeated Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez (16-0, 8 KOs) and Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez (20-0-1, 15 KOs) will meet in the ring for the first time to battle for the vacant NABA Featherweight Title in the co-main event to the can’t miss showdown between Francisco Vargas and Orlando Salido on Saturday, June 4 at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
 
 “I’m happy that I get the opportunity to fight on HBO for the first time,” said Julian Ramirez. “I am very happy to be fighting back at my ‘home away from home,’ the StubHub Center in Carson. I know it’s going to be a great night of boxing.”
 
“I am thrilled to be the co-main event for Vargas vs. Salido on June 4,” said Abraham Lopez. “This is the day that I will make major noise in the featherweight division and doing that on HBO is a great honor. I want to thank my team and Golden Boy Promotions for this opportunity and I promise all my fans a victorious night full of action.” 
 
“Certain fights determine the path of a fighter’s future, and this is one of them,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Whoever wins is well on his way to fighting for a world championship, whoever loses has to go back to the drawing board. With everything at stake, Julian and Abraham are going to put on an incredible show for fight fans.”
 
Both Ramirez and Lopez have fought extensively at Golden Boy Promotions’ LA Fight Club, the hugely popular monthly series at the Belasco Theater that is quickly becoming a staging ground for propelling young fighters from prospects to contenders.
 
Tickets for Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges are available for purchase at AXS.com, by phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849), and at StubHub Center Box Office (Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. PT to 6 p.m. PT).  VIP Suites are available by calling 877-604-8777. For more information on group discounts or VIP packages, call 877-234-8425.
 
The great nephew of boxing legend Genaro “Chicanito” Hernandez, East LA’s Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez picked up the family business as a youngster and quickly made a name for himself on the amateur scene. Yet despite his amateur success, it was clear from the moment that he made his professional debut in 2012 that his destiny was to become a world champion. So far, everything has gone according to plan for the 23-year-old southpaw, who has displayed power and poise in the ring, defeating veterans Raul “Bule” Hidalgo, Hugo “Olimpico” Partida and Christopher “S.D. Kid” Martin in his most recent bouts.
 
Fighting out of La Puente, 28-year-old Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez is an eight-year professional who took his career to the next level in 2015, when he returned from a three-year layoff to get his degree and become a respiratory therapist. Among his victories were knockouts of former Olympian Alfred “The Stinging Bee” Tetteh, Jorge “King” Diaz and Carlos Valcarcel that showed off his punishing attack in the ring. Now ready to make his move on the top fighters at 126 pounds, Lopez expects to put on a show on June 4 while handing Ramirez his first professional loss.
 
Vargas vs. Salido is a 12-round battle for the WBC Super Featherweight Championship presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Zanfer Promotions and sponsored by “Cerveza Tecate, Born Bold” and Casa Mexico Tequila. The HBO Boxing After Dark telecast begins live at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
 
For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.zanfer.mx, www.hbo.com/boxing and www.stubhubcenter.com; follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @ZanferBox, @HBOBoxing, @StubHubCenter, @ElBandido130, @Siri_Salido, @El_Camaron23 and @TeamAbeLopez; become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing, www.facebook.com/zanferpromotions, www.facebook.com/HBOBoxing and www.facebook.com/StubHubCenter; and visit us on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing,@El_Camaron23, @TeamAbeLopez and @HBOBoxing.  Follow the conversation using #VargasSalido.

Photos: Abraham Lopez vs Jorge Diaz Official Weights

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Abraham Lopez Replaces Julian Ramirez In Main Event of August 6 LA Fight Club Card

LOS ANGELES (July 17) – Undefeated featherweight standout Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez (18-0-1, 13 KOs) has replaced previously announced main event fighter Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez as the main event on the August 6 edition of LA FIGHT CLUB on FOX Deportes. Ramirez, had to withdraw from the event due to illness. This marks Lopez’ first headlining event and his first appearance on the fan-favorite series LA FIGHT CLUB, when he defends his undefeated record in a 10-round featherweight bout against Jorge “King” Diaz (18-3-1) of New Burnswick, New Jersey. The August 6 installment of the popular series will also feature the professional debuts of three recently signed Golden Boy Promotionfighters: Hector Tanajara,  Jonathan Navarro, and Joshua Franco.
 
In the co-main event, East Los Angeles native, Roy “Pitbull” Tapia (10-0-2, 5 KOs) will return to LA FIGHT CLUB in a televised eight-round super bantamweight fight against Juan “Perla Negra” Hernandez (18-5-1, 9 KOs)of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. San Antonio, Texas’, Hector “El Finito” Tanajara will participate in a four-round super featherweight televised bout and  Jonathan Navarro, of East Los Angeles is scheduled for a four-round lightweight bout opening up the FOX Deportes telecast. In the non-televised portion of the night, Francisco Ochoa (1-0) of Los Angeles will participate in a four-round super featherweight brawl and Pablo Rubio (1-0, 1 KO) of East Los Angeles will face new fighter Martin Regalado of Wilmington, Calif. in a four-round bantamweight bout. Opening up the night in a four-round super flyweight bout, Joshua Franco, also from San Antonio, Texas, will take on Julio Rodriguez (0-1) of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
 
LA FIGHT CLUB: Lopez vs. Diaz is a 10-round featherweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra and Mexico – Live It To Believe It!. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bout begins at 5:30 p.m. The FOX Deportes broadcast will air live, Thursday, August 6 at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT.
 
Tickets starting $20 are on sale now and are available for purchase online at www.goldenboypromotions.comor by visiting the Golden Boy Promotions Facebook page. For ticket information, email us at 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; an automatic entry into the LA FIGHT CLUB grand prize drawing, which can include but is not limited to: autograph gloves, picture in the ring, backstage access, tour of locker rooms, fighter ring walk, tickets to upcoming boxing events and additional merchandise and prizes..
 
Unbeaten in 19 professional fights, La Puente, Calif.’s Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez wants to start making his move to the elite level at 126 pounds and despite a draw against Juan Carlos Martinez in March, the 27-year-old’s fifth-round knockout of 1996 Ghanian Olympian Alfred Tetteh in May proved that he’s ready for that next step. Owner of wins over Gabriel Tolmajyan and Aaron Garcia, Lopez is looking forward to his next challenge against Jorge Diaz.
 
Hailing from New Brunswick, New Jersey, Jorge “King” Diaz is looking to start of 2015 of the right track with a win under his belt.  The fighter most recently faced Luis Rosa, Ramon Ellis and Jose Haro in 2014.  A professional since 2007, Diaz remained busy and kept up his undefeated status until 2010.  He is hoping to get back on track in this new chapter of his career when he takes on the undefeated Los Angeles native, Abraham Lopez.
 
Popular East LA prospect Roy “Pitbull” Tapia made his first LA FIGHT CLUB appearance in March 2015, winning a hard-fought decision over Ali Gonzalez that kept his unbeaten record intact. On August 6, the 23-year-old super bantamweight wants to start a new knockout streak and he promises that Juan Hernandez will be in for a rough battle.
 
With almost ten years as a professional boxer, Juan Hernandez of Tijuana, Baja California Mexico, will be looking to add another win to his record this year when he faces Roy Tapia of East Los Angeles. In 2014 he faced Perdro Palma in November and Genesus Servania in February of 2015 going the full scheduled rounds in both matches. Making his second appearance at LA FIGHT CLUBafter taking on Joseph Diaz on March 6 of this year, the fighter has since then fought and defeated Jorge Sillas via unanimous decision on May 7. 
 
Hector “El Finito” Tanajara from San Antonio has been fighting since 2007 and during that time has won eight national championships. In 2012, he qualified to attend the Veles Cup in Kurgan, Russia and took the gold medal in his weight class. This opportunity led the amateur standout to qualify for the 2016 USA Pre-Olympic trail competition. Winning the tournament and having been selected as one of seven to go to the 2016 Olympic trails, Tanajara decided instead to focus on a professional career. Now, the eight-time national champion will make his much-anticipated professional debut on August 6 as a newly signed Golden Boy fighter.
 
Hailing from East Los Angeles, Jonathan Navarro is a boxing legacy looking to make an impression on his professional debut  on the August 6 edition of LA FIGHT CLUB. The nineteen-year-old, whose uncle Jose Navarro was a 2000 U.S.  Olympian and a flyweight title challenger in his professional career, has a decorated amateur career winning gold in 15 tournaments four of which were international while representing the U.S. on the national team. A gifted boxer who began his boxing career at seven-years-old, Navarro won his first Golden Gloves at nine years of age.  Now with tournaments and numerous awards under his belt, he is ready to make his mark as a professional boxer.
 
Francisco Ochoa, of South Los Angeles is a new fighter looking to make his mark in the professional boxing scene.  Ochoa made an impressive professional debut on March 27, 2015 after dominating opponent Misael Chacon at Quiet Cannon in Montebello, Calif. Ochoa, who was born in Mexico, trains out of the New Generation Boxing Academy in Lynwood, Calif. He began boxing at age seven, following in the footsteps of three older brothers. On August 6, Ochoa will look to continue his winning streak in his second professional bout at LA FIGHT CLUB.
 
Pablo Rubio, from Whittier, Calif., made his professional debut at the June 4 edition of LA FIGHT CLUB boasting a win against Julio Rodriguez. Previously, Rubio fought in the 2014 USA Boxing Junior and Youth Open in the youth lightweight class at 123 lbs., and has sparred with the likes of undefeated professional boxer Leo Santa Cruz. On August 6, Rubio is determined to continue his strong start to his professional career and a name for himself with a second win against his opponent.
 
Martin Regalado of Los Angeles is set to make his professional debut at The Belasco Theater on August 6 as he faces Pablo Rubio in his first pro four-round bantamweight bout..
 
Hailing from San Antonio, Joshua Franco is also set to make his professional debut as a new Golden Boy fighter. Franco boasts an impressive amateur career winning the silver medal at the 2015 USA Boxing World Series of Boxing and World Team Trials in Chattanooga, Tennessee, as well as was invited to participate in the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada this month.
 
Julio Rodriguez returns to LA FIGHT CLUB since his debut on June 4 where he faced a tough opponent in Pablo Rubio. Rodriguez will return to the Belasco Theater looking for redemption as he fights Joshua Franco in a four-round flyweight bout.
 
LA FIGHT CLUB is a monthly boxing series that showcases the brightest stars in the sport and present these exciting matchups in a nightclub atmosphere with an original setup. The boxing ring will be set on the main floor of the Belasco Theater with on-camera standing room for fans in front of the ring similar to a concert pit, as well as reserved balcony and floor seats. Los Angeles’ own DJ Ray of Big Boy’s Neighborhood will spin music during the fights and fans will be able to dance and mingle with the fighters when the venue converts into a night club, in a VIP experience not matched by any promoter in the industry.