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LA FIGHT CLUB MAY 7 CARD FIGHTERS SHARE THEIR FAVORITE LOS ANGELES HOT SPOTS, ACTIVITIES, AND MORE

LIVE FROM THE BELASCO THEATER IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES AND ON FOX SPORTS 1 & FOX DEPORTES

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LOS ANGELES (May 5) – Following two successful action-packed editions of Golden Boy Promotions’ new series LA FIGHT CLUB on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes, the next installment allows fans the chance to get up-close and personal to boxing’s most promising talent in the hip, intimate setting at the beautiful Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles on May 7.

In anticipation of another night featuring the best and brightest in boxing, we caught up with some of the fighters in camp to ask them what it is about the City of Angels that they love, whether it be a favorite hot spot, place to hike, or what surprises them most about Los Angeles.

Here is what they had to say:

MANUEL “TINO” AVILA, Super Bantamweight Prospect:

What is your favorite Los Angeles sports team?

“The Dodgers.”

What is your favorite place to hike or work out outside?

“Rockville Hills Regional Park in Fairfield, and my favorite beach is Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County.”

What was your first impression of Los Angeles?

“The crazy traffic, it’s intense.”

Where would TMZ be most likely to find you?

“At a Starbucks. The funny thing is, I hate coffee but I love their tea.”

DIEGO DE LA HOYA, Featherweight Prospect:

What celebrity would make you feel star-struck if you ran into them?

“I think it would be crazy if I ever ran into Megan Fox or Ronda Rousey. They are my celebrity crushes.”

Where would TMZ be mostly likely to find you?

“Most likely at the gym training or shopping. That is what I am always doing.”

What was your first impression of Los Angeles?

“I remember seeing all the buildings in downtown LA and seeing how big the city actually is.”

Disneyland or Universal?

“I’m team Disney.”

NICK ARCE, Featherweight Prospect:

What is your favorite restaurant in Los Angeles?

“I love LA Sushi Koo by the Beverly Center.”

What is the perfect “LA Day” you would recommend to someone visiting the city for the first time?

“The pier at Santa Monica is a great place to spend the day.”

Who is your favorite Los Angeles athlete?

“Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers.”

What is your favorite place to hike or work out outdoors?

“My favorite place to hike is in Pacific Palisades.”

OSCAR NEGRETE, Super Bantamweight Prospect:

Who is your favorite Los Angeles sports team?

“LA Dodgers, no doubt!”

Who is your favorite Los Angeles athlete?

“California State Boxing Super Featherweight Champion Daniel 'El Huracan' Ramirez.”

What is your favorite hidden spot in Los Angeles?

“Paddle boarding in Seal Beach.”

What is your favorite date activity?

“Bowling.”

What celebrity would make you feel star-struck if you ran into them?

“J-Lo.”

JESUS DELGADO, Lightweight Prospect:

What is your favorite beach?

“Venice Beach.”

What is your favorite hidden spot to get away in Los Angeles?

“Elysian Park, the park is beautiful and there are some nice trails.”

Who is your favorite sports team and athlete in Los Angeles?

“The Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant.”

Where would TMZ be most likely to find you?

“The Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens.”

Disneyland vs. Universal?

“Universal.”

ZACHARY COOPER, Super Welterweight Prospect:

What is the perfect “LA Day” you would recommend to someone visiting the city for the first time?

“To get a rental car and drive up to Malibu for a few hours, and then come back to the city to go to the shopping district to buy some kicks, get some food, and relax.”

Who is your favorite Los Angeles sports team and athletes?

“LAKERS. My favorite athletes are Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson.”

What celebrity would you be star struck if you ran into them?

“Will Smith, Brad Pitt, The Rock, Denzel Washington as all are monumental icons in their own right and are inspirational.”

What is the craziest thing you have seen in Los Angeles?

“I can’t say that to the public as my mom would be ashamed of me…LOL.”

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-oubobcat :

Don't forget this is tonight. I love this series and getting to watch some young prospects in the developing stages of their careers. I will say I am really a fan of Avila. His punches are just so fluid in the ring. His technique has gotten much better too which is why recently he has started scoring knockouts. His improvement from when I first saw him until his last time out is remarkable. I think he has a bright future and is someone to keep an eye on. The guy he is fighting, Erik Ruiz, has a solid record and has not been ko'd. In his last fight, Ruiz went the distance with fellow prospect Jessie Magdelano. If Avila can take Ruiz out, that would be a nice feather in the cap.