Oscar De La Hoya/Associated Press file photo
Oscar Negrete (14-0, 5 KOs) of Los Angeles will take on Jose Bustos (11-6-3, 7 KOs) of Mexico in the bantamweight main event Friday night at Belasco Theater in Los Angeles (on Estrella TV).
But there will be something of bigger importance taking place as well when cops from L.A. will take on cops from New York City in a total of seven amateur bouts ahead of the three pro bouts on the card. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which is geared toward eliminating breast cancer.
“As many of you know, this is an issue that is very near and dear to my heart after losing my own mother to breast cancer in 1990,” De La Hoya said at Thursday’s news conference in Los Angeles. “I’m so proud of everyone involved for their support of this event that will help bring awareness and raise money for such an important cause.”
Julian Ramirez/Photo courtesy of Carlos Baeza
Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez of Los Angeles is now 14-0 after winning a lopsided unanimous decision over Raul Hidalgo of Mexico in the 10-round featherweight main event Thursday at Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. The card was part of Oscar De La Hoya’s L.A. Fight Club series.
Ramirez, just 22, won by three scores of 100-90 as Hidalgo (23-13) did not win a round.
Ramirez did good work both to the head and body.
Joseph Diaz Jr./Photo courtesy of Golden Boy Promotions
Joseph Diaz Jr. of South El Monte tonight (Friday) will square off with Juan Luis Hernandez of Mexico in the featherweight main event at Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. The Golden Boy Promotions card will be televised by Fox Sports 1 at 7 p.m.
Diaz, a 2012 U.S. Olympian, has a record of 14-0 with nine knockouts. He is a very good prospect and it won’t be surprising at all to see him fighting for a world title within the next couple of years. Diaz is just 22.
Hernandez, 32, is 17-4-1 with nine knockouts.