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On Friday, June 3, 2016, Featherweight contender Ronny Rios takes on Efrain Esquivas in a scheduled 10-round Featherweight fight at the Belasco Theater in Downtown, Los Angeles, California.
The fight will headline the latest edition of Golden Boy Boxing‘s LA Fight Club, and will be televised via Estrella TV in the U.S.
Also on the card are rising Super Lightweight prospect Zachary Ochoa and local favorite Seniesa Estrada.
On the undercard portion, Rafael Gramajo, Pablo Rubio Jr., and Tenochtitlan Nava return to the ring.
The Estrella TV telecast begins at 7:00 p.m. PT, and the RingTVLive.com broadcast begins at 5:30 p.m. PT.
Ronny Rios vs. Efrain Esquivias, 10 rounds, Featherweights
Rios, after landing hard shots in Round 1, forced referee Luis Caiz Jr. to stop the fight in Round 2. Rios was simply too much for Esquivias.
Zachary Ochoa vs. Luis Joel Gonzalez, 8 rounds, Super Lightweights
Ochoa scored a brutal knockout victory against Gonzalez in Round 7.
Estrada scored a six-round unanimous decision victory against Fuentes.
“I came determined to win. Being in the sport since I was eight, I have the boxing skills to take on anyone. I wasn’t hurt at all in the fight, not even when I tripped up, and like the true fighter I am–I got back up,” said Estrada.
“We both put in the work to be able to get on live television, and as female boxers, that’s no small feat. I am so thankful to Golden Boy for recognizing the value in us female fighters, and look forward to more fights like these,” said Estrada.
Gramajo was in tough tonight, but nevertheless was victorious in a six-round victory against Reyes.
“I knew entering the ring that I was the bigger fighter. Our game plan was perfect, and we knew in order to win the fight I had to out-box him and walk him down,” said Gramajo.
“I’m so thankful for my boxing family, because without them, this wouldn’t mean anything. I expect my future fights to look bright as I build my reputation as a notable fighter,” said Gramajo.
Rubio sored a six-round unanimous decision victory against Perez.
“I loved the fact that we fought hard continuously through the fight,” said Rubio.
“Not only did we give the fans a show, but we were both able to sharpen our skills in the ring. Perez is a tough fighter, and he was giving me a hard time, but I trained hard to go the distance in the ring. I have a lot of things that I learned about myself as a fighter, and what I would like to improve on, such as my distance and being able to land shots while being on the defensive. I hope the fans will get to see me dominate more fights in the ring,” said Rubio.
Nava scored a four-round unanimous decision victory against Montes.
“I felt very confident about my fight today. I train for every fight like I am the underdog because I feel like I have something to prove, and that I am a great fighter,” said Nava.
“I did get tired during this fight and it was because I felt I needed to punch harder and throw more punches. He was a bigger fighter and I needed to do more to win. I want to thank Golden Boy Promotions and the Saucedo Brothers for this opportunity, all my supporters and the Marching Skulls from West Side Boxing Club,” said Nava.
Gabe Rivas has written for Round By Round Boxing since July of 2013. He studies Literature and Philosophy, tutors English, and teaches Boxing. Follow him on Instagram and on Twitter @GabeRivas03.