Diego De La Hoya vs. Erik Ruiz Headlines May 18 Golden
Boy Boxing On ESPN From Tucson, AZ
Looking to continue his meteoric rise up the Super
Bantamweight division, undefeated WBC Youth World Champion
Diego De La Hoya (17-0, 9 KOs) will headline the Thursday,
May 18 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN in a 10-round
battle against crafty veteran Erik Ruiz (16-6-1, 6 KOs) at
Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona and televised on
ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes starting at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST.
"I'm excited and thankful to be headlining Golden Boy
Promotions' new venture with ESPN in Tucson!" said Diego De
La Hoya. "I have a tough opponent in Erik Ruiz, but I'll be
more than ready for him! I know ESPN is expecting great
matchups from Golden Boy, and this fight is no exception!"
"I am thrilled to be getting the opportunity to fight Diego
De La Hoya," said Erik Ruiz. "I've had many ups and downs in
my career and I know a win against Diego can help erase some
of those bumps. This fight has given me a renewed
motivation. Only in boxing can one win change your life and
a win against De La Hoya can change mine for the better.
This will be a great fight for the fans!"
"We are thrilled to be adding Casino Del Sol Resort as one
of our designated ESPN stops as an effort to ensure that
fight fans around the country have the opportunity to see
top talent give all they have in the ring," said Golden Boy
Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya. "Diego is a
natural in the ring and he'll do anything to make sure he
takes back home that belt. On the other hand, Erik Ruiz will
look to vindicate himself, and will not hold back on Diego."