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Fight Night Club Takes L.A. Live's Boxing Outdoors

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, March 18, 2010, at 02:04PM
Fight Night Club - St. Patrick's Day Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Judges unanimously scored Wednesday night's final bout for Jesus Rodrigues (black shorts) as he won his pro debut against Juan Sandoval.

Boxing may be dying, but it's hard to tell it at L.A. Live. Over the last two years the complex has hosted fights of all sizes inside Staples Center, the Nokia Theatre and Club Nokia.

Yesterday, a fourth venue was added as Fight Night Club took its show outside for a special St. Patrick's Day edition on Nokia Plaza.

The series, put on by Oscar de la Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions and AEG, typically takes place inside Club Nokia on the last Thursday of the month, with matches televised on Fox Sports Net.

Wednesday night's event was free to the public, and brought out a healthy crowd to cheer on local fighters new to the pro ranks. The biggest cheers of the night were for Jesus Rodrigues, who won the night's fourth and final fight in a unanimous decision over Juan Sandoval.

Four sites may be the limit for L.A. Live. Other than the complex' Event Deck -- the roof of a parking garage behind Nokia Theatre that sometimes hosts events -- it's hard to imagine there being anywhere else on-site that's large enough to host a fight.


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