Jessie Vargas and Anthony Martinez Return to Action in Separate Bouts at "Fight Night Club" this Thursday

by laliveinsider on Tue., Sep 28 at 09:00 AM

LOS ANGELES, September 28 - It's boxing's hottest series, and this Thursday, September 30, Golden Boy Promotions and AEG's \"Fight Night Club\" will kick off the fall fight season at L.A. LIVE's Club Nokia with a junior welterweight contest featuring fan favorite Jessie Vargas against Oxnard's Pablo Sarmiento, as well as a co-main event with unbeaten Las Vegas prospect Anthony Martinez in action.

Also on tap on the September edition of \"Fight Night Club\" will be bouts featuring rising Irish star Jamie Kavanagh and Santa Ana's Salvador Rios.

\"Fight Night Club\" is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and AEG and is sponsored by DeWalt Tools, McDonald's, Budweiser, Powerade, and USTREAM.  The series will return to L.A. LIVE's Club Nokia on October 28 and November 18.  The fights will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net (FSN) and its regional sports network affiliates (check local listings) and streamed live online at and at 8:00 p.m. PT/11:00 p.m. ET.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. PT and the first bell rings at 7:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets, priced at $250 (VIP On-Stage Seats, which are limited to only ten per show and allow purchasers to sit ringside on Club Nokia's stage near VIP's attending the fight [De La Hoya, Mosley, etc.], receive an autographed boxing glove and provide buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event), $100 (VIP Balcony Seats in the first two rows which grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event), $60 (VIP Balcony Seats which grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event) and $19.75 (General Admission: Floor Standing Room & Balcony Seats) are on sale now and may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 online at or through any Ticketmaster outlet or the STAPLES Center box office.  Group tickets and full series tickets at a discounted rate are also available by calling 1-877-AEG TICKETS (1-877-234-8425).

Las Vegas' Jessie Vargas (11-0, 6 KO's) has come a long way in his two years in professional boxing and at just 21 years old, there's no question that the best is yet to come.  Fresh off of back-to-back knockout wins over seasoned veterans Arturo Morua and Ernesto Zavala, Vargas is moving rapidly up the 140-pound ratings.  On September 30, he will look to score his fifth win of 2010 at Club Nokia.

Owner of a 33-13-3 record with 16 KO's, Pablo Sarmiento, who is originally from Argentina but now lives and trains in Oxnard, California has been a professional practitioner of the sweet science since 1992.  The former world title challenger will look to pin the first defeat on unbeaten rising star Jessie Vargas this Thursday.

Since returning from a three-year layoff, Las Vegas welterweight Anthony Martinez (5-0, 4 KO's) has looked better than ever, knocking out Nichoulas Briannes in 37 seconds in July, and decisoning the always tough Cristian Favela in August.  He'll attempt to keep his hot streak going at Club Nokia against St. Paul, Minnesota's Ronnie Peterson (2-3, 2 KO's) in a four round televised bout.

Former Irish amateur star Jamie \"The Nuisance\" Kavanagh (2-0, 1 KO) has only had two fights since relocating to California and beginning his pro career, but he's already garnered rave reviews for his fan-friendly style and talent.  On September 30, he will open up the televised portion of the card with a four round junior welterweight battle against Santa Ana's Ricardo Malfavon (0-2).

Also looking to remain unbeaten is Santa Ana's Salvador Rios (1-0, 1 KO), who will compete in a four round welterweight contest against Lancaster's Marcus Robinson who will be making his professional debut and in a lightweight four round fight, LA's Ramon Valadez (1-1) takes on Carlos Hernandez (0-2).

Opening up the night of boxing will be three local amateur fights featuring Malcolm Collins of Carson against Eric Carillo of Pasadena, Luis Bello of Maywood against Jose Cruz of Meadowbrook and Osman Rivera of Pasadena facing Guillermo Corona of Hollywood.

\"Fight Night Club,\" is Golden Boy Promotions' and AEG's critically acclaimed live monthly boxing series, that presents boxing in a night club atmosphere, with a DJ, music, great food and a VIP room, as well as a unique setup where the ring is on Club Nokia's stage with standing room for fans in front of the ring, as well as reserved seating in the balcony.  After the boxing action ends, fans are invited to stay to hear great music played by LA's hottest DJ's, dance and mingle with the fighters as the venue converts back into a night club.

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Ramiro Gonzalez/Monica Sears, Golden Boy Promotions: (213) 489-5631
Michael Roth, Club Nokia / AEG: (213) 742-7155
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