Toronto – Canada’s Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, will present a live broadcast of Golden Boy Promotions this Saturday from The Hangar at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., headlined by a 10-round junior welterweight showdown pitting undefeated sensation Luis Ramos Jr. against Noe Bolanos.
The live Golden Boy Promotions broadcast on Fight Network will begin at 10 p.m. ET.
In the co-main event, scheduled for 10 rounds in the heavyweight division, undefeated 2008 U.S. bronze medalist Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder looks for his 25th knockout in 25 fights against fellow unbeaten Damon McCreary.
“We are thrilled to feature another live event from Golden Boy Promotions, the biggest promotional entity in the sport,” said Chad Midgley, VP of Programming & Production at Fight Network. “Fresh off a knockout win last month live on Fight Network, we’re excited to see Deontay Wilder’s continued evolution as one of the best heavyweight prospects in the game.”
24-year-old Luis Ramos Jr. (22-0, 9 KO’s) has shown remarkable skill and poise with each successive step up in competition he has taken. In 2011, Ramos began his run to the top with big wins over Francisco Lorenzo and David Rodela, but this year, the Santa Ana, Calif. southpaw upped the ante even more by decisioning respected contender Raymundo Beltran in January and then nearly shutting out rugged former world title challenger Daniel Attah in April. He’ll look to remain undefeated against the always tough Bolaños on the 8th.
Ciudad Obregon’s Noe Bolaños (24-6-1, 16 KO’s) has grown up in the world of professional boxing, turning professional a week after his 17th birthday in 2003. Since then, he has built a well-earned reputation as a rugged warrior willing to throw hands with anyone in the game at a moment’s notice. After some rough outings between 2007 and 2009, Bolaños got back on track in 2010 and has won four of his last five, all by knockout. On September 8, he will test the unbeaten Ramos.
Already 4-0 in 2012, with knockout wins over Marlon Hayes, Jesse Oltmanns, Owen Beck and Kertson Manswell, Tuscaloosa, Alabama’s Deontay Wilder (24-0, 24 KO’s) has been cutting a path of destruction through the heavyweight division throughout his career. A 2008 United States Olympic Bronze Medalist with knockout power in both hands, the 26-year-old “Bronze Bomber” has just one suggestion for those watching his fight on September 8, don’t blink.
Detroit’s Damon “Bulldog” McCreary (14-0, 10 KO’s) has yet to taste defeat in a professional boxing ring and on September 8 he has every intention of keeping that streak intact by shocking rising star Wilder. The owner of a technical knockout win over Etianne Whitaker, the 39-year-old will be making his first appearance in California and he’s primed and ready to perform.
A full undercard will be announced shortly.
For more information on this event, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com.
Golden Boy Promotions will return to Fight Network with more live boxing action on October 6, November 10 and December 8 with fight cards to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
For a full listing of Fight Network’s broadcast schedule, please visit tv.fightnetwork.com.
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About Fight Network:
Canada’s Fight Network (http://www.fightnetwork.com) is the world’s premier 24/7 TV channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, including fights, fighters, fight news and fight lifestyle. The channel is carried nationally on all major cable, satellite and telco systems in Canada. Fight Network is available on multiple platforms including TV, web, mobile and radio.
About Golden Boy Promotions:
Los Angeles-based Golden Boy Promotions was established in 2002 by Oscar De La Hoya, the first Hispanic to own a national boxing promotional company. In 2007, in its fifth year of promoting, Golden Boy Promotions set a record by selling over 2.5 million in pay-per-view homes in a single night. Also in 2007, Golden Boy Promotions established the record for highest grossing pay-per-view homes in a single year with more than 4 million total. Golden Boy Promotions is one of boxing’s most active and respected promoters, presenting shows in packed venues around the United States on networks such as HBO, SHOWTIME, TeleFutura, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports Net.
Golden Boy Promotions currently has over 50 fighters under contract, from future Hall of Famers Bernard Hopkins and Erik Morales to current world champions and superstars Devon Alexander, Canelo Alvarez, Adrien Broner, Pablo Cesar Cano, Danny Garcia, Robert Guerrero, David Haye, Chris John, Amir Khan, Marcos Maidana, Abner Mares, Paulie Malignaggi, Anselmo Moreno, Victor Ortiz, Leo Santa Cruz and Humberto Soto. Also included on the company’s roster are top contenders Librado Andrade, Alfredo Angulo, Erislandy Lara, Daniel Ponce De Leon, Jorge Linares, James Kirkland, Lucas Matthysse, Seth Mitchell and Peter Quillin as well as highly regarded prospects Randy Caballero, Omar Figueroa, Eddie Gomez, Antonio Orozco, Keith Thurman and Deontay Wilder.