Undefeated Diego De La Hoya will fight Erik Ruiz at Casino del Sol on May 8th. Both boxers promoted the upcoming event at a news conference on Monday at the Casino.
De La Hoya is looking to continue his meteoric rise up the Super Bantamweight division, and he is the undefeated WBC Youth World Champion. He is a cousin of former champion boxer Oscar De La Hoya.
"I am thrilled to be getting the opportunity to fight Diego De La Hoya," said Erik Ruiz, who is from Oxnard, Califronia. "I've had many ups and downs in my career and I know a win against Diego can help erase some of those bumps. This fight has given me a renewed motivation. Only in boxing can one win change your life and a win against De La Hoya can change mine for the better."
De La Hoya vs. Ruiz is a 10-round super bantamweight bout set for May 18, presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate "Born BOLD." ESPN Deportes and ESPN2 will transmit the fights live from Casino Del So.