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Julian "El Camaron" Ramirez/LA Fight Club Media Day
East L.A.'s undefeated featherweight Julian "El Camarón" Ramirez (15-0, 8 KOs) is two weeks away from his next fight as he held a media day workout Thursday afternoon at Westside Boxing Club, in West L.A. Ramirez will take on San Diego's Christopher "S.D. Kid" Martin (28-6-3, 9 KOs) Friday January 2 at The Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles to kickoff the 2016 LA Fight Club series live on the Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV main event.
"This fight is very important to be because I know this title is going to open up the doors for me in the sport. Winning will move me up higher in the featherweight divisional rankings," Julian Ramirez said. "My style is very aggressive; I am a brawler but can change it up when I need to. It all depends on the style of my opponent. I can adjust easily to make sure I get the victory," Ramirez added.
Ramirez vs. Martin will be a scheduled ten round featherweight bout for the vacant WBC silver youth featherweight title.
"I have sparred with Martin in the past and have an idea of what he is like as a fighter. I think Martin is going to come at his best and will be smart. I don't anticipate him being sluggish. I think this is his chance to bring his 'A' game so I have prepared myself for a tough fight," Ramirez said.
La Puete's Abraham "Chamaco" Lopez (19-0-1, 14 KOs) also worked out at Thursday's media day as he will face Carlos Valcarcel (14-6- 4, 5 KOs) of Puerto Rico on the Boxeo Estelar co-main event. Lopez vs. Varcacel will be a scheduled ten round featherweight bout.
"I came back to boxing because I feel like I can be a world champion. My father used to box, his nickname was also 'Chamaco,' it's a way to make my father proud and I want to do that by winning a world championship for both of us," Lopez said.
"I am ready to take care of business on Jan. 29. I am very prepared and ready to fight at my pace," Lopez said.
Young featherweight Edgar Valerio (4-0, 2 KOs) and super bantamweight Pablo "The Shark" Rubio Jr. (3-0, 2 KOs) of Los Angeles will also be in action January 29 at LA Fight Club.
Valerio is scheduled to face Justin Lopez (5-4, 5 KOs) of Grandville, Michigan in a six-round featherweight bout.
"I am a technical fighter and a Mexican style fighter. I don't like to get hit and I make sure to be prepared with a great defense and offense," Valerio said. "I always have a plan A, B and C. I have to calculate the opponent and determine their skills and do what I need to do to make sure I have a victory," Valerio added.
Rubio will take on Bryan Perez (2-2-1, 1 KO) of Puerto Rico in a four-round super bantamweight bout.
"We are going to have fun at the Belasco on Jan. 29 it's a great venue for boxing,' Rubio said. "I have been boxing since I was eight years old and one of my first trainers was Hector Rodriguez. He and my dad trained me, and I knew early on I had what it took to become a professional boxer," Rubio added.
"I'm going to go into the ring to drown my opponent. I am an aggressive fighter and will be looking for the knock-out but am prepared to go the distance,"
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bout begins at 5:30 p.m. The Estrella TV Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on Friday, January 29 at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT., and will stream live simultaneously on estrellaTV.com and on YouTube via Fenomeno Studios: youtube.com/FenomenoStudios. The Ring TV live stream will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. PT through 7:00 p.m.
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