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LA Fight Club - Avila vs Ruiz: Live streaming results and round by round coverage

Manuel Avila takes on Erik Ruiz in the LA Fight Club main event, with Diego De La Hoya and Oscar Negrete also featured on the card.

Golden Boy Promotions
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Tonight at 10 pm EST on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes, Golden Boy's LA Fight Club is back for its monthly Thursday night episode from the Belasco Theater, with a three-fight card featuring young talent in the super bantamweight division.

In the main event, Manuel Avila (16-0, 7 KO) will take on Erik Ruiz (13-2, 6 KO) in a 10 round fight. The 23-year-old Avila, from Fairfield, California, has been out of the ring since August of last year, when he knocked out Sergio Frias in eight rounds. He was originally scheduled to face Rolly Lunas in this fight, but Ruiz, 24, was drafted in as the replacement. Ruiz lost his last bout, an eight-round shutout against prospect Jessie Magdaleno.

In the co-feature fight, Diego De La Hoya (9-0, 6 KO) will face Ramiro Robles (12-2-1, 6 KO) in an eight-round super bantamweight bout. Oscar Negrete (8-0, 3 KO) will also be in action in a six round super bantamweight fight against veteran Luis Maldonado (36-14-1, 27 KO). The 37-year-old Maldonado challenged for titles at flyweight in 2006 (TKO-8 loss to Vic Darchinyan) and 2007 (TKO-8 loss to Nonito Donaire), and at super flyweight in 2008 (TKO-3 loss to Fernando Montiel). He's lost his last seven fights dating back to 2012, and 12 of his last 13 dating back to the Donaire fight.

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Manuel Avila defeats Erik Ruiz by unanimous decision (100-90, 100-90, 100-90)

Diego De La Hoya defeats Ramiro Robles by unanimous decision (80-72, 80-72, 80-72)

Oscar Negrete defeats Luis Maldonado by technical decision at 0:22 of round 5 (50-46, 50-45, 50-45)

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Round 1: Feeling-out round from both fights, with Ruiz flicking out a jab, Avila doing the same. Ruiz clips Avila with a little uppercut. 30 seconds in a winnable round for both guys. Ruiz 10-9

Round 2: Avila starting to turn up the heat a bit more in this round, throwing combinations and going to the body as well as the head. Another pretty tactical round, but this one clearly in Avila's favor, whereas the first was a toss-up or maybe a 10-10. Avila 10-9, 19-19

Round 3: Both landing clean shots in the first minute and change of this round, leading and in counter. Avila moving more, trying to bait Ruiz into giving him an open look. Another pretty even round here, both guys doing some good work and the pace is tactical. Right hand from Avila, a follow-up misses. Avila lands a jab. Another gets in. Avila 10-9, 29-28

Round 4: Avila with a counter right hand. Avila flicking a jab at distance. If you squint REAL HARD this kinda looks like Rios-Alvarado on quaaludes. Not a lot of intensity in this fight on either side. Avila 10-9, 39-37

Round 5: This pace clearly favoring Avila at this point, as Ruiz isn't doing nearly enough to steal the rounds, and Avila is doing just enough to win them. Avila 10-9, 49-46

Round 6: Avila opening up more in round six and looking to really take control of the fight. Ruiz lands a good lead right. Avila throwing back when he does get hit or even when Ruiz decides to throw, and other times he's leading the action much more effectively than Ruiz has been. Not a blowout by any means, but Avila racking up the rounds. Avila 10-9, 59-55

Round 7: Ruiz lands another lead right, which looks like it might be his money punch if he's going to get into this fight or rally. Avila jabbing and moving around on the outside. Ruiz misses an uppercut counter, just barely. Avila jabbing and throwing hooks -- he's holstering his right hand now and may have hurt it early in this round. There's a right hand, then back to the jab and movement. First half of this round was Ruiz's, but Avila did seem to win the second half, mostly on jab and movement, though, and Ruiz may have done the more effective overall work here. Ruiz 10-9, Avila 68-65

Round 8: Avila throwing both hands to start the round, but really kind of flicking pot shots instead of sitting down on his shots at all, mostly seems to be to deter Ruiz's pressure. Shaking the right hand again. And again. He definitely hurt it, just don't know how bad. Avila hurt both hands in his last fight, so this is not something new for him, unfortunately. Ruiz pressuring but getting picked off with the jab pretty consistently. Right hand from Ruiz gets in, but Avila rolls with it and bounces back out of range. Avila 10-9, 78-74

Round 9: Avila covering for being without his right hand by throwing his left quite a bit, which is keeping Ruiz at bay and stopping him from doing much of anything offensively. Right was hurt beat him with the left Y'ALL MUSTA FORGOT. Avila 10-9, 88-83

Round 10: Kind of amazing that Avila has won these last three rounds with one hand, but he has. Ruiz just couldn't get it done down the stretch when he needed it most. Avila 10-9, 98-92


Round 1: Diego comes out firing right hands at the southpaw Robles to start this fight, keeping range and putting in a combination in counter of Robles' move inside. Nice three-punch combo ends with a straight right hand to the nose. Good shot, and De La Hoya is looking sharp. Right hands, right hands, right hands. There's an uppercut mixed in. Two more rights. Three, four, five. Robles' head rocked back and he's hurt as Diego continues to fire away with 30 seconds left in the round. Diego just throwing, throwing throwing, not a lot landing hard, but Robles finally manages to tie him up. De La Hoya 10-8

Round 2: De La Hoya continues to dominate, but not landing 55 of 116 punches like he did in round one. Robles marking up and just getting tagged and picked apart in there. Just a pure outclassing and a beatdown right now. Robles can't take a lot more of this. De La Hoya 10-9, 20-17

Round 3: De La Hoya lands a sweeping right hand off a pivot that rocks Robles again, but he just stays up and keeps going. DLH with another clean shot. Halfway into the round and Diego has slowed down some (how couldn't he?) but he's still easily winning the fight and landing the better shots. Robles, bless his heart, is still coming forward and throwing his hands. Right hand from Diego. And another. De La Hoya 10-9, 30-26

Round 4: So far, De La Hoya has out-landed Robles, 118-26, throwing 304 punches through three rounds. Clean right from De La Hoya as he dances on the outside. Robles is a tough cookie. Uppercut from Robles almost lands. Right hand again down the pipe from Diego, but he's lost some zip on the fastball after that huge effort in round one. A shoving right hand to the face from De La Hoya. Right hand again. Robles with a right hook that glancingly lands. Diego wins another round. De La Hoya 10-9, 40-35

Round 5: Robles not getting hurt as much as he was earlier, owing probably more to exhaustion from Diego than anything, but that's something you learn from, and because Robles has survived the onslaught and stayed in this fight, Diego is getting a test even if this isn't particularly competitive. Diego staying active enough to clearly win the round again, but Robles has been closer the last couple rounds. De La Hoya 10-9, 50-44

Round 6: De La Hoya picking up the pace a bit more again in this round, landing the right hand again and going to the body a bit more. De La Hoya ends the round with another flurry, and showed some defense this round, too, as Robles keeps pressuring (ineffectively). De La Hoya 10-9, 60-53

Round 7: Robles continues giving De La Hoya the mental and conditioning tests, if not much physically. Diego tying Robles up a lot this round, as he's clearly pretty gassed out. De La Hoya still landed more clean shots this round. De La Hoya 10-9, 70-62

Round 8: Kind of amazing that Robles has hung in this long. Doctor took a look at him after a round, and he's still here, taking a beating. Diego with some body work here in the final round, really hammering away as the two lean in, shoulder-to-shoulder. Robles moving back more this round, then lunging back in with sloppy combinations. But he's certainly fought. Diego continually landing shots, eats a counter right hook and doesn't budge. Robles throws a four-punch combo. Another counter shot lands for Robles, but Diego continues to land more, and seemingly harder. Body shot again from Diego, and that's been what's really won him this round. Robles and Diego WING shots to end this fight. Fun stuff, if one-sided. De La Hoya 10-9, 80-71


Round 1: Maldonado being talked up as THE UUUUULTIMATE Gatekeeper. Maldonado busted open on a head clash about 2:15 into the round and it's a pretty significant cut near the hairline. Negrete covers up as Maldonado tries to unleash some offense. Negrete landing sharp shots throughout the round and takes it handily. That cut is bad news bears. Negrete 10-9

Round 2: Maldonado still fights with spirit, give him that much. Close trades, nobody really landing clean. Negrete lands a little left hook inside, then counters Maldonado's body attack with a three punch combination. Negrete clocks him with a good shot. Maldonado willing to trade, because he doesn't really have the legs to do much else anymore. Easy fight to watch, but Negrete is the one winning, and cleanly. Negrete 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Negrete continues to smack away with lefts and rights. If he could punch, this fight would probably be over. Maldonado is taking some clean shots in there and not backing off. Right hand down the pipe stings Maldonado a little. He's getting beaten up this round. Maldonado landing some shots, but sstill lagging way behind. Maldonado hurt on an uppercut and falls into the ropes, but doesn't go down and referee doesn't give a count. Maldonado survives the round, barely. Negrete 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: Negrete banging away and hurting Maldonado, but bless the veteran, he's going out on his shield here. Hard right hand swings around and lands on Maldonado. Now he's moving laterally, and lands another uppercut that stings Maldonado again. More in-close trading, pretty much all going Negrete's way on significant punches landed, though. Uppercut lands again. Right hand lands and pushes Maldonado back. Maldonado's corner should stop this, he can't do anything but get hurt from here. Negrete 10-9, 40-36

Round 5: Doctor checked on Maldonado between rounds, but onward. Maldonado getting hit again to start this round, and there's another clash of heads. Maldonado cut again. Doctor looking again. They're stopping it and it'll go to technical decision. Negrete 10-9, 50-45

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