Ivan Delgado & Charles Huerta Share Final Thoughts Ahead
Of April 14 LA Fight Club
Ivan "Striker" Delgado (11-0-1, 4 KOs) will be turning up
the notch in the level of competition he faces when he steps
inside the ring against the rugged Charles Huerta (18-5, 11
KOs) on Friday, April 14 as the main event on LA FIGHT CLUB.
The eight round super featherweight match-up which will
determine fates of both hungry fighters will be televised
live from the Belasco Theater on Estrella TV's Boxeo Estelar
telecast beginning at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT.
Newly added Boxeo Estelar co-main event, LA local Jonathan
"Thunder" Navarro (8-0, 5 KOs) will be taking on Chula
Vista's Joan Valenzuela (4-7-1, 4 KOs) in a six round
welterweight bout. Making his debut under the Golden Boy
banner, Manny "Chato" Robles, Jr. (11-0, 4 KOs) will be
opening up the telecast against Durango, Mex.'s Antonio
"Chore" Martinez (6-8, 5 KOs) in a six round featherweight
A part of the live streamed portion of the night and LA
FIGHT CLUB regular, Pablo "The Shark" Rubio, Jr. (8-0, 3
KOs) will partake in a six round super bantamweight fight
against Mexico City's Angel "Maikol" Aguilar (8-11, 1 KO).
Opening the night, rising prospect Edgar "Kid Neza" Valerio
(9-0, 5 KOs) will be up against Juarez, Mex.'s Francisco "Panchito"
Dominguez (8-11, 2 KOs) in a six round featherweight fight.
Delgado, Huerta, Navarro and Robles, Jr. are training hard
for their upcoming bouts, here's what they had to say about
their upcoming show this Friday, April 14:
IVAN "STRIKER" DELGADO, Super Featherweight Prospect:
"This fight means stepping up to the next level. Huerta's
experienced - he's conditioned and hungry for the
opportunity to step back into the big leagues. It'll be a
great match stylistically since Huerta moves forward
aggressively, and I'm not scared to step up to exchange
punches while being smart about it. I love being a Golden
Boy fighter - the support they have given me, what they have
done to build my career since I signed and giving me fights
that I need, for example stepping up my competition to face
someone like Charles Huerta, make me feel so blessed.
"I'll be in the ring wearing black and red trunks because
those are the colors I got my first knockout victory in. My
walkout song will be a song by Vicente Fernandez called, "No
Me Se Rajar." The song motivates me, and the lyrics talk
about being strong and not being able to be taken down when
life tries to knock you down. I usually listen to music from
Gerardo Ortiz and Banda MS, or hip-hop/rap artists like
Kendrick Lamar and Kanye.
"I've been boxing since I was five years old. My first
amateur fight was at the Hollenbeck Youth Center when at
eight years old, and I remember after winning seeing myself
as a professional boxer. I was okay in school, I was really
good at math, but I was better at boxing. With all my
experience, five years from now I hope that I can at least
become a mandatory challenger for a title, and with the
support with my team, family, and Golden Boy, I know I can
CHARLES HUERTA, Super Featherweight Prospect:
"This fight gets me to where I once was - back into the
boxing scene and fighting with top guys. I know that I'll
have to watch out for his tough left hook, but I believe
that with my experience I'll overwhelm him. I've fought more
experienced fighters, fought more rounds, and that'll make a
difference in the ring.
"I'll be walking out to "Andamos En El Ruedo," by Ulices
Chaidez. My last fight was a tough eight rounds, and the
song talks about coming back stronger, like how I am going
to do with this fight. I've been fighting since I could
remember, since my dad was a trainer I was always at the
gym. In all honesty, I can't even remember if I choose this
life or if it choose me.
"I take inspiration from some of the greats - whether that's
Miguel Cotto, Canelo, and some of the other world champions.
I see myself climbing back to the top and becoming a world
champion. I've known I would be a champion since my first
knockout victory as an amateur."
JONATHAN "THUNDER" NAVARRO, Welterweight Prospect:
"This fight helps me improve, and test out what I have been
working on in the gym. I know I'm going to get the win -
it's just a matter of timing and where my head is come fight
night. I've been working a lot on my jab, footwork, head
movement, and just being able to go under and work the body
with my punches.
"Growing up, I wanted to be the typical - like a cop or a
firefighter. When I turned 15, and started winning medals in
the amateurs, I became anxious to finally become a
professional. Fighting in LA is a dream, and I prefer
fighting here than in any other place because my family and
roots are here.
"One of my favorite all-time boxers is Mike Tyson. He just
didn't care about what anyone had to say about him - like he
literally bit someone's ear off and he did not care."
MANNY ROBLES, JR., Featherweight Prospect:
"This is my first fight with Golden Boy, and I couldn't be
more grateful. I know my opponent is a veteran in the sport,
but he's going to make me look good when I win. I'm going to
have to be smart and aggressive, and the knock out will come
out in the process. Once I see that he's hurt I'll go for
the kill. My corner is really strong - my dad Manny Robles,
Sr. is my trainer and we make such a strong team. This is a
family affair, and I wouldn't be where I am with out them.
"Since I was four, my dad and uncle, Edgar Jasso, were
fighting. My dad was always taking me to the gym, and I
loved it. I remember my first amateur fight was at the
Azteca gym at eight years old, and I received the
"outstanding boxer" medal for my knockout victory.
"Jorge Linares is one of my favorite fighters at the moment.
He's such a complete fighter - he has the speed, agility and
performance. I even got the huge opportunity to spar with
him for three weeks while he trained in Las Vegas for his
past fight in March. I feel like if opportunities like that
keep coming, within these next five years I can be a world
Delgado vs. Huerta is an eight-round super featherweight
bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by
"Tecate, BORN BOLD," Casa Mexico Tequila, and Adriana's
Insurance. The Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on
Estrella TV at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The card will
also stream live on EstrellaTV.com and on YouTube via LBI
Media, Inc.'s Fenomeno Studios. The entire card will be
streamed live on www.fite.tv beginning at approximately 5:30
p.m. PT. Mark your calendars and buy your tickets for the
upcoming shows on June 2, and July 14.