Southern California rivals Charles Huerta and Christopher Martin are set to square off at The Hangar at the O.C. Fair & Event Center on Friday, May 20, in the main event of TeleFutura's "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" broadcast in a fight which will determine local hero moves closer to a world title shot in the ultra-competitive featherweight division.
In the co-main event, exciting junior lightweight prospect Ronny Rios looks to keep his unbeaten record intact against an opponent to be named in an eight round contest.
The pride of Paramount, California, Charles Huerta (16-2, 9 KO's) is looking to bounce back from a razor-thin split decision loss to unbeaten Raul Hirales Jr. on January 28. The 24-year-old Huerta has won five of his last six bouts and is determined to prove he is ready for the next step in his career. In his fourth year as a professional, Huerta is getting a shot at Martin, a world-ranked contender that will be a tough test, but one Huerta has looked forward to for years.
One of Southern California's best-kept secrets, 24-year-old San Diego native Christopher Martin (21-0-2, 6 KO's) let the cat out of the bag in 2010, reeling off five wins in impressive fashion. Most importantly, he defeated previously unbeaten Chris Avalos on national television and followed that with victories over Jose Luis Araiza and Yogli Herrera. Now ranked in the top ten by the WBC and IBF, Martin begins his march towards a title shot on May 20.
A former amateur star whose aggressive style is tailor-made for the professional game, 21-year-old Ronny Rios (13-0, 6 KO's) began to make his way to the next level in 2010, as he pounded out five wins against hard-nosed opponents, including Leivi Brea and Adolfo Landeros. On May 20, he makes his first start of 2011, eager to show the improvements he's made since the last time he stepped between the ropes.
The doubleheader, which headlines a night of world-class professional boxing, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Roy Englebrecht Promotions' special edition of "Fight Club O.C.," and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and AT&T.
The special edition series will return to The Hangar at the O.C. Fair & Event Center on September 30 and November 4. Doors open at 6:30pm PT, the first bell rings at 7:30pm PT and the TeleFutura broadcast begins at 11:30pm ET / PT (10:30pm CT).
Tickets priced at $30 and $50 are on sale now and available for purchase at or by calling Roy Englebrecht Promotions at 949-760-3131. www.fightcluboc.com