NABO Lightweight Champion Michael “The Artist” Perez Returns on One-Year Anniversary of LA Fight Club
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 23, 2016) – NABO Lightweight Champion Michael “The Artist” Perez (23-1-2, 11 KOs) of Newark, New Jersey will make his LA FIGHT CLUB debut on the one-year anniversary of the popular boxing series LA FIGHT CLUB on March 4 when he takes on the rugged Mexican warrior Martin “El Brochas” Honorio (33-9-1, 16 KOs) of Mexico City at The Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
In the televised bouts on March 4, Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez of Buena Park, Calif. will make his fifth appearance at LA FIGHT CLUB against the battle tested David “Dangerous” Rodela (17-12-4, 7 KOs) of Oxnard, Calif. in eight-round co-main super featherweight event and newly signed Golden Boy Promotions fighter and brother of Golden Boy stable mate Ronny Rios, Alexis Rocha of Santa Ana, Calif. will make his professional debut in a four-round super welterweight against Diego Padilla (1-2) of Los Angeles, in a televised opening bout.
Featured on the non-televised undercard but streaming live on Ring TV, rising super bantamweight star Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (12-0, 5 KOs) will face off against seasoned fighter Hugo “Olímpico” Partida (20-7-2, 15 KOs) of Mexico City in an eight-round fight. Also part of the live stream, Los Angeles undefeated fighter, Ivan “Striker” Delgado (8-0-1, 2 KOs) will face Jesus Sandoval (5-8-3, 1 KOs) of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico in a six-round super featherweight fight and super bantamweight Los Angeles favorite, Rafael “El Alikin” Gramajo (6-1-1, 2 KOs) will battle it out in a six round bout against an opponent soon to be announced.
Ready to make 2016 the biggest year of his career, Newark, New Jersey’s Michael “The Artist” Perez is on the verge of a world title shot, as he is ranked in the top five by both the WBO and WBA. Following 2015 victories against fomer WBA Lightweight World Champion, Miguel “Aguacerito” Acosta and Luis “Chespi” Sanchez that netted him the NABO Lightweight Title and extended his unbeaten streak to nine. The exciting 26-year-old must first vanquish the experienced Honorio in his LA FIGHT CLUB debut before going on for championship gold in 2016.
Back at The Belasco Theater and eager to build off his November 2015 win over Miguel “El Anestesista” Angel Huerta, Mexico City’s Martin “El Brochas” Honorio believes that he still has a title run in him. One of the most respected veterans in the sport, “El Brochas” has been in with boxing’s best over the course of his nearly 17 years in the sport, and he has no intention of becoming a stepping stone for a rising star like Michael “The Artist” Perez.
LA FIGHT CLUB: Michael Perez vs. Martin Honorio, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, BORN BOLD and Carmelita Chorizo. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bout begins at 5:30 p.m. The Estrella TV Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on Friday, March 4 at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. and will stream live simultaneously on estrellaTV.com and on YouTube via Fenomeno Studios: youtube.com/FenomenoStudios. The Ring TV live stream will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. PT through 7:00 p.m.
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