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Oscar Negrete Headlines Friday at Belasco

Undefeated Colombian bantamweight prospect Oscar "Jaguar" Negrete (14-0, 5 KOs) of Los Angeles by way of Tierra Alta, Columbia returns to the ring as he will take on Jose "Flash" Bustos (11-6-3, 7 KOs) of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico this Friday at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles headlining Golden Boy Promotions LA Fight Club live on Estrella TV's Boxeo Estelar. We spoke to Negrete as he is just days away from his fight.

“This Friday I will be fighting Jose Busto and I am ready for this fight it will be a good show,” Oscar Negrete told Southern California

Negrete has been training at the Who's Next Gym in Industry, California in preparation for his upcoming bout working with Team Santa Cruz, trainer Jose Santa Cruz, the father of WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz along with assistant trainer Antonio Santa Cruz.

“I have worked hard for this fight with a strong training camp. I trained with the Santa Cruz’s, with Don Jose, and Antonio, along with Max Friedman,” Negrete on training camp.

Serving as the champ Leo Santa Cruz's chief sparring partner as Santa Cruz prepares for his mega fight with Car Frampton. Negrete also had solid sparring with up coming prospects and former world champion Giovanni Segura in preparation for Friday's bout.

“My sparring was solid with Giovanni Segura, Daniel Roman, Isaac Zarate, and of course Leo Santa Cruz. To be in the ring with Leo, Giovanni and these other young fighters it’s world class sparring. I am more then ready for this fight,” Negrete said.

Making his return to the Belasco, Negrete won a unanimous decision in his last outing over Neftali Campos back in March. His opponent Bustos is coming off three consecutive wins as he scored a knockout over Marcos Villareal in his last fight.

“Busto is a strong tough fighter like most Mexican fighters with an aggressive style,” Negrete said.

Since beginning his career back in 2013, Negrete had his first three fights in Tijuana, Mexico. He then relocated north to Los Angeles hooking up with Team Santa Cruz as he has adapted well and has been greeted well by Southern California fight fans.

“I am trained by a Mexican and the Mexican fans as well as fight fans in L.A. appreciate my style and sympathize with Colombian's. It has been great how I have been treated since I have been here,” Negrete said.

This will be Negrete's first headliner as he looks to make a statement and shake things up in the bantamweight division.

“My goal after this fight is to fight in an elimination bout or perhaps get a title shot down the line. I feel I am ready to fight the best, any champ at 118, if its Raushee Warren or Lee Haskins, I am ready for any of them,”

Negrete vs. Bustos will be a scheduled ten round super bantamweight bout

“You will see a jaguar ready to become world champion soon,” Negrete said. “The night of the fight you will see what I am made of. What I have prepared for all along, a great fight and a victorious Oscar Negrete hopefully by knockout,” Negrete added.

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