Guillermo Moreno

UFC Kicks Off 2019 on ESPN+ with Flyweight Championship Superfight

Dec 14, 2018

UFC® KICKS OFF 2019 ON ESPN+ WITH

FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP SUPERFIGHT BETWEEN

(C) HENRY CEJUDO AND (C – BW) TJ DILLASHAW

FEATURED BOUTS:

PAIGE VANZANT vs. RACHAEL OSTOVICH

(#11) GLOVER TEIXEIRA vs. ION CUTELABA

 

TICKETS FOR UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+®: CEJUDO vs. DILLASHAW

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Las Vegas – UFC® debuts on ESPN+ in Brooklyn, NY with a championship superfight that will see newly crowned flyweight titleholderHenry Cejudo make his first title defense against current bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw. Also, fan favorite Paige VanZant returns to the Octagon to take on The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion veteran Rachael OstovichUFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+®: CEJUDO vs. DILLASHAW takes place Saturday, Jan. 19 at Barclays Center and will stream live at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, with the prelims kicking off the evening at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and the early prelims on ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT. All UFC live events on ESPN+ will be available in English and Spanish.

An Olympic wrestling gold medal winner, Cejudo (13-2, fighting out of Phoenix, Ariz.) put on his most spectacular performance to date in August when he dethroned dominant flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson. During his UFC career, he has also earned impressive victories over Sergio Pettis, Wilson Reis, Jussier Formiga and Chris Cariaso. Cejudo now looks to make his first successful title defense in the biggest fight of his career.

Dillashaw (17-3, fighting out of Angels Camp, Calif.) aims to make history by joining Conor McGregor and Daniel Cormier as only the third fighter to simultaneously hold championships in two UFC divisions. Dillashaw most recently defended his bantamweight belt against heated rival Cody Garbrandt by sensational KO. He also holds incredible wins against Renan Barao, John Lineker and Raphael Assuncao. Dillashaw is now poised to etch his name among the all-time UFC greats.

Looking for her first win at flyweight, VanZant (7-4, fighting out of Portland, Ore.) finally returns to action after a year off due to injury. A fan favorite for her time on season 22 of Dancing with the Stars where she placed second, VanZant is still one of the youngest fighters on the roster. She intends to show off her constantly-evolving mixed martial arts skills by outdoing her highlight reel knockout of Bec Rawlings and earning the third post-fight bonus of her career.

Ostovich (4-4, fighting out of Waianae, Hawaii) looks to start 2019 off on a high note by earning her second UFC win in the biggest opportunity of her career. A quarterfinalist on her season of The Ultimate Fighter, Ostovich has won half of her fights by submission, most recently tapping out fellow TUF competitor Karine Gevorgyan in under two minutes. She is now positioned to break into the top-15 rankings with an impressive win.

Announced bouts on the card include:

  • No.11-ranked light heavyweight contender and former title challenger Glover Teixeira (27-7, fighting out of Danbury, Conn. by way of Governador Valadares, Brazil) goes to war with power-punching Ion Cutelaba (14-3, fighting out of Chisinau, Moldova)
  • Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series signee Allen Crowder (9-3, fighting out of Mebane, N.C.) looks to spoil the highly-anticipated debut of ex-NFL star Greg Hardy (3-0, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.)
  • No. 11-ranked Joanne Calderwood (12-3, fighting out of Glasgow, Scotland) intends to defend her top-15 rank against the debuting Ariane Lipski (11-3, fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil)
  • New York’s Randy Brown (10-3, fighting out of Queens, N.Y.) looks to rebound against Chance Rencountre (12-3, fighting out of Pawhuska, Okla.)
  • In a battle of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series contract winners, Alonzo Menifield (7-0, fighting out of Dallas, Tex.) takes on Vinicius Moreira (9-1, fighting out of Brasilia, Brazil)
  • Belal Muhammad (14-2, fighting out of Chicago, Ill.) meets Geoff Neal (10-2, fighting out of Dallas, Tex.) in a welterweight thriller

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

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La Gran Final del torneo entre Cruz Azul y América

Dec 12, 2018

Se confirmó la fecha en que se jugará la Gran Final del torneo entre Cruz Azul y América.

La serie luce muy pareja. Por una parte, la Máquina venció a Monterrey en una serie muy apretada. A pesar de que Rayados ganó el partido de Ida, los celestes, en conjunto con la afición, dieron una gran actuación y se quedaron con la llave.

Cruz Azul ofreció un gran espectáculo, lleno de garra y entrega.

Por su parte, América venció a Pumas con un marcador abultado y será el segundo semifinalista.

Ambos conjuntos vienen a la alza en lo anímico y en lo futbolístico. Es por esto que se espera un partido lleno de emociones

Día y hora

Partido de Ida. Jueves 13 de diciembre. 20:30 hrs.

Partido de Vuelta. Domingo 16 de diciembre. 18:30 hrs

Ambos partidos se llevarán a cabo en el Estadio Azteca.

 

CORTESIA; CLUB CRUZ AZUL

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Listos ‘Zurdo’ Ramírez y Jesse Hart

Dec 12, 2018

Listos ‘Zurdo’ Ramírez y Jesse Hart para secuela por título mundial en Corpus Christi

El campeón mexicano defenderá su título mundial supermediano de la OMB ante Jesse Hart en revancha del combate lleno de acción que tuvieron en el 2017

En vivo ESTE VIERNES a las 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PST por ESPN+

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (12 de diciembre del 2018) – El invicto campeón de peso súpermediano de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramírez (38-0, 25 KOs) y el contendiente Jesse “Hollywood” Hart (25-1, 21 KOs) han estado aquí antes. Los dos pelearon en septiembre del año pasado en un combate lleno de acción en el cual Ramírez prevaleció por decisión unánime.

Los dos renovarán su rivalidad el viernes por la noche en el American Bank Center en Corpus Christi, Texas, en el evento principal que se transmitirá en vivo por ESPN+ (10 p.m. ET). El invicto contendiente de 140 libras Arnold Barboza Jr. enfrentará a Manuel López en el combate co-estelar en un choque a 10 asaltos.

La ex olímpica estadounidense Mikaela Mayer, el contendiente de las 130 libras Jamel Herring y el contendiente de peso gallo Joshua Greer Jr. estarean en acción en las peleas preliminares de la cartelera que comenzará a las 6:30 p.m. ET por ESPN+.

Esto fue lo que tuvieron que decir los combatientes durante la conferencia de prensa final:

Gilberto RamírezSobre su primera pelea ante Hart

“Yo dominé esa pelea. Esta pelea no será diferente. Será de un solo lado. Mi lado.”

Sobre su regreso a Corpus Christi, donde noqueó a Habib Ahmed en febrero

“Estoy muy feliz de estar de vuelta en Corpus Christi. Comencé el año con un nocaut en Corpus Christi, y también quiero terminar el año con un nocaut. Espero que todos lo disfruten”.

Sobre un potencial encuentro ante Canelo Alvarez“Necesito vencer a Jesse Hart y él necesita vencer a Rocky Fielding. Mexicano contra mexicano, a todos les encantaría ver eso. Si él gana y yo gano, ¡Hagámoslo!”

Jesse Hart

Sobre obtener venganza ante Ramirez

“Las cosas serán diferentes porque corregimos los pequeños errores que no salieron bien la primera vez. Creo que con los errores que el entrenador Fred Jenkins corrigió conmigo, y al estar en ese escenario y en esa plataforma, creo que veremos un cambio en el resultado.”
Sobre pelear por su padre (Eugene “Cyclone” Hart, quien no estará en la pelea por problemas de salud)
“Esto significa todo para mi papá y para mí. Como dije, desde que comencé a boxear, yo y mi papá, siempre soñamos con ser campeones del mundo. Me siento bendecido y muy honrado por esta oportunidad que tengo otra vez. Sólo voy a salir y ofrecer el mejor rendimiento que pueda para llevar a casa la victoria.”​

Los combates Ramírez vs. Hart 2 y Barboza vs. López se transmitirán en vivo a las 10 p.m. ET por ESPN+: el nuevo servicio de transmisión de suscripción multideporte, directo al consumidor del segmento Directo al Consumidor e Internacional de The Walt Disney Company en conjunto con ESPN. La cartelera completa, incluyendo los combates de la sensación del boxeo femenino Mikaela Mayer, del contendiente de las 130 libras Jamel Herring, del invicto prospecto Gabriel Flores Jr., y del peso gallo Joshua Greer Jr. se transmitirán en vivo por ESPN+ a partir de las 6:30 p.m. ET

En una promoción de Top Rank, en asociación con Zapari Boxing Promotions, las entradas para el evento del campeonato mundial Ramirez-Hart 2 ya están a la venta. Con un precio de $100, $65, $45 y $30, los boletos se pueden comprar en línea en Ticketmaster.com, en la boletería del American Bank Center, de lunes a viernes de 10 a. CST, o cargar por teléfono al 1-800-745-3000.

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THE NEW GENERATION FRIDAY

Dec 12, 2018

TOP LIGHTWEIGHT PROSPECT DEVIN HANEY TO FACE FELLOW-UNBEATEN XOLISANI NDONGENI IN MAIN EVENT OF SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION FRIDAY, JANUARY 11 LIVE ON SHOWTIME®

 

Prospect Developmental Series Kicks Off 2019 With Tripleheader Featuring Five Undefeated Fighters In Challenging Matchups

NEW YORK – December 12, 2018 – Top lightweight prospect Devin Haney will face fellow-undefeated Xolisani Ndongeni in the first ShoBox: The New Generation telecast of 2019 on Friday, January 11 live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT from StageWorks of Louisiana in Shreveport.

 

The 20-year-old Haney (20-0, 13 KOs) returns in a 10-round bout for his third consecutive test on the prospect developmental series having barely lost a round while his level of opposition has strengthened over the last two fights. The fast-rising prospect will face just his second undefeated opponent in South Africa’s Ndongeni (25-0, 13 KOs), an unbeaten 28-year-old who once held the IBO’s belt at 135 pounds. 

 

In the co-feature, two-time National Golden Gloves Amateur Champion and highly touted Californian prospect Ruben Villa (14-0, 5 KOs) will take on hard-hitting former Puerto Rican amateur champion Carlos Vidal (14-0, 13 KOs) in an eight-round featherweight bout.  The opening bout of the tripleheader will feature undefeated Cuban heavyweight Frank Sanchez Faure (10-0, 8 KOs) against an opponent to be announced. 

 

“We are excited to begin our 18th year of ShoBox with another card featuring today’s top prospects matched tough,” said Gordon Hall, Executive Producer of ShoBox: The New Generation.  “Simply put, this series is boxing’s best proving ground for tomorrow’s champions.  Devin is on the fast track to becoming a world champion while Ruben is facing his first legitimate test in his quest to turn from prospect to contender.  A tripleheader featuring five undefeated fighters is the perfect start for what promises to be a banner 2019 for ShoBox: The New Generation.”

 

The event is promoted by Devin Haney Promotions and Bishop Promotions LLC, in association with Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing.  Tickets, starting at $30, are on sale now and available at www.akafights.com

 

Haney has been considered one of boxing’s top prospects since turning professional at the age of 17 in Mexico in 2015. In his last fight on Sept. 28 on ShoBox, Haney won via near-shutdown decision of three-time world title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos, handing the veteran his first loss since dropping a decision to Mikey Garcia in 2014. 

 

Haney grew up in Oakland and fights out of Las Vegas, where he has earned a reputation as a prodigy having sparred with Floyd Mayweather, Shawn Porter and Jessie Vargas. The flashy and outspoken 20-year-old is now ranked in the top 15 of three of the four major sanctioning bodies (No. 8 WBA, No. 10 IBF, No. 11 WBC) after just 20 professional fights.

 

“I’m looking to start off 2019 with another great performance on SHOWTIME,” said Haney, whose three scheduledShoBox opponents have entered with an impressive 91-4-2 record.  “I’ll be facing a very dangerous undefeated fighter in Xolisani Ndongeni, who has been ranked as high as No. 3 in WBA and has never experienced defeat.  He’s not just coming to fight, Ndongeni thinks he can win. These are the fights I need.  I’m going to show the world once again that I’m not a prospect, I’m an elite fighter, and I deserve a world title shot.”

 

Ndongeni has rallied off 25 straight victories since turning professional in 2010 while campaigning largely in South Africa.  His lone start outside of his hometown came in 2016 in California, where he handed previously once-beaten Juan Garcia Mendez the second loss of his career. 

 

Ndongeni, who has nine scheduled 12 round fights on his resume, has been ranked as high as No. 3 by the WBA and owns a victory over former 130-pound world champion Mzonke Fana.  He has won a number of regional titles and claimed the IBO’s vacant 135-pound title via ninth round knockout in 2015.

 

“Devin Haney is a great young boxer and I think it will be a good test for the both of us,” Ndongeni said.  “I have the edge in experience.  I have been in 12-round title fights and I feel I am more than capable of handling anything he brings to the ring.  A win against Haney will take me back to the top of the rankings and open doors for me to be able to fight many more times in the U.S.”

 

The 21-year-old Villa started boxing when he was just 5 years old and compiled an impressive 166-17 record as an amateur.  The Salinas, Calif., native was a two-time Junior Olympic National Champion and the 2014 and 2015 National Golden Gloves Champion.  He owns two wins over eventual Olympic Silver Medalist Shakur Stevenson as an amateur before losing to his rival twice in the 2016 Olympic Trials.  Villa turned professional in 2016 shortly after the Olympic Trials and has registered 14 professional victories in just over 24 months.  The southpaw will face his toughest test to date and just his second undefeated opponent in Vidal on January 11.

 

“My team and I are really grateful and excited to finally be able to showcase my talents on a national platform and we will not take this opportunity for granted,” Villa said.  “I’ve been working overtime to look perfect for this event.  I’m coming to put on a show and prove I’m ready for the bright lights.”

 

Vidal was a two-time Puerto Rican National Champion with an amateur record of 104 wins against just 10 losses.  The 29-year-old is a strong power-puncher with 13 KOs in 14 professional fights, with all 13 coming inside of three rounds.  Villa, who lives and in trains in Las Vegas, will be making just his second start in the United States against his first undefeated opponent. 

 

“I’m very grateful for the opportunity to prove myself against another undefeated fighter,” Vidal said.  “I live in the gym and have dedicated my life to this dream of being a world champion.  This is just the first step of that process and nothing is going stop me from achieving that goal.”

 

The 26-year-old Faure fought on the Cuban National Team and competed in more than 200 amateur fights.  After defecting from Cuba, the heavyweight turned professional in September of 2017 and has won 10 fights in just over 14 months.  Faure lives and trains in Las Vegas, where he is managed by International Boxing Hall of Fame referee Richard Steele. 

 

“Growing up in Cuba, I’ve always dreamed of having this opportunity to fight on television in America, and now that dream is becoming a reality,” Faure said.  “I’m going to punish my opponent and give the fans a reason to watch me every time I step in the ring.  I’m the next Cuban sensation.”

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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 1714 Collingsworth

Dec 12, 2018
Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 1714 Collingsworth
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the shooting of a man at 1714 Collingsworth about 11:20 p.m. on Monday (December 10).

The suspect, H.B. Lane (b/m, 42), is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 185th State District Court.

A booking photo of Lane is attached to this news release.

The victim, Donnell Greer, 46, was transported to an area hospital where he was treated and released.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives G. Black and A. Hernandez reported:

Mr. Greer was inside a business at the above address waiting for his work shift to begin when Lane approached and asked him if he had a problem.  Lane then shot Greer several times.  Lane was detained by security until HPD patrol officers arrived.  Houston Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported Greer to the hospital.

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CANELO ALVAREZ VS. ROCKY FIELDING GRAND ARRIVAL

Dec 12, 2018
CANELO ALVAREZ VS. ROCKY FIELDING GRAND ARRIVAL
 
SATURDAY DEC. 15 AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN 
AND STREAMED LIVE ON DAZN
(ABOVE, L-R: Canelo Alvarez and Rocky Fielding made their grand arrivals today in New 
York City ahead of their 12-round fight this Saturday at Madison Square Garden and streamed live on DAZN)
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
 
NEW YORK CITY (Dec. 11, 2018): WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) and WBA Super Middleweight World Champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs)  made their grand arrivals today at the Ainsworth Chelsea in New York City ahead of their 12-round super middleweight fight. The battle will take place on Saturday, December 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City and will be streamed live on DAZN – which, at just $9.99 per month after a one-month free trial, means new subscribers to DAZN will enjoy the entire Canelo vs. Rocky fight night for free.
They were joined by David Lemieux (40-4, 34 KOs), who will look to make a second potential Knockout of the Year performance before 2018 ends as he takes on Tureano Johnson (20-2, 14 KOs) in the scheduled 12-round co-main event. Former WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion Sadam “World Kid” Ali (26-2, 14 KOs) of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (24-7, 7 KOs) of Riverside, Calif. also participated in the event. The two will meet in a 10-round battle.
Below is what the fighters had to say at today’s grand arrivals:
CANELO ALVAREZ, WBC, WBA, LINEAL AND RING MAGAZINE MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION:
“I’m 100 percent focused on Saturday. It will be an interesting fight. I’m entering the comfort zone of the champion. He’s used to fighting bigger people. He’s used to taking bigger punches. It’s no secret that I’m a better fighter. I also have more experience. But moving up in weight levels the playing field. It’s a risk and a challenge. I like challenges so that’s why I’m doing this. I do this to be satisfied with myself and my career. It is very important to enter into the history of Mexican boxing. It’ll be interesting to see how the fight develops. Without a doubt, I will give everything in the ring. I hope he does so too, so we can give a great fight to the fans.”
ROCKY FIELDING, WBA SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION:
“This is the sort of fight you dream of. But I’m the champion at this weight. I’m focused on defending my title. We know what Canelo brings. We know what we are up against. We’ve trained hard. I’ve covered all the bases. Jamie Moore and I have some great tactics we’ve been working on. I’m ready to get in there.”
 
DAVID LEMIEUX, FORMER IBF MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION:
“Tureano is in for a big surprise on Saturday. I’m not coming here to lose. I’m coming here to look spectacular. I’m here to make a big statement so I can get the fight I want. Tureano is a respectful opponent. I haven’t gotten to know him that much. But business is business. When I’m in the ring, I’m devastating. I took only one week off after my last fight. I’m in beast mode right now, and you will all see that this Saturday. The round I finish this will depend on Johnson, but the knockout will happen.”
TUREANO JOHNSON, MIDDLEWEIGHT CONTENDER:
“After being in boxing for so long, you have to grow, and you have to adapt. Indeed, David Lemieux is a ferocious puncher. He is a devastating puncher. You definitely don’t want to get hit with any of his blows. I know what it’s like to get hit by devastating punches, and I don’t want to get hit by them again. But, we have a trick for that. We have a real good trick for that. It’s a treat for the fans. Come Saturday, fans will be in for a great fight.”
SADAM ALI, FORMER WBO JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION:
“Nothing feels better than fighting in my own home town. I’m excited. I’m ready. It’s nice to be coming back down to my original weight. It’s a little hard because my last two fights were at 154, but 147 pounds is my original weight. It’s a great card. I’m ready to go out there to perform and show what I got.”
MAURICIO HERRERA, FORMER INTERIM WBA SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION
“I’m going into the fight to do my thing. If the judges want to see it, they’ll see it. I’m a fighter. I keep fighting. Whatever happens in the past is the past. Nothing can break me, and I just keep moving forward. I’m not afraid of anything. I’m not afraid to go into anyone’s back yard. I’m a fighter. That’s what I do. Hopefully, I’ll go into someone else’s back yard against Sadam Ali and pull the upset.”
Canelo vs. Rocky is a 12-round fight for the WBA Super Middleweight World Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Matchroom Boxing. Lemieux vs. Johnson is a 12-round middleweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of The Tiger
Management. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,”Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle,” Fred Loya Insurance and “Miss Bala.” The event will take place Saturday, December 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City and will be streamed live on DAZN – which, at just $9.99 per month after a one-month free trial, means new subscribers to DAZN will enjoy the entire Canelo vs. Rocky fight night for free. Watch the series premiere of DAZN’s first original episodic program, THE JOURNEY: CANELO/ROCKY, to go behind the scenes as Canelo Alvarez and Rocky Fielding prepare for their historic showdown.
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Zurdo and Hart Prep for Anticipated Rematch

Dec 12, 2018

Corpus Christi Workout Notes & Quotes: Zurdo and Hart Prepare for Super Middleweight Title Rematch

Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez to defend WBO super middleweight world title against Hart

LIVE on Friday at the American Bank Center, 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+
Undercard stream begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+

 

(Photo Credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank)
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Dec. 11, 2018) – Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez is seeking a fifth successful title defense. Jesse “Hollywood” Hart is out for revenge.

Ramirez (38-0, 25 KOs) will defend his WBO super middleweight world against Hart (25-1, 21 KOs) Friday at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, site of his February knockout of Habib Ahmed. Ramirez bested Hart via unanimous decision last September in one of the finest world championship fights of 2017.

In the co-feature, unbeaten 140-pound contender Arnold Barboza Jr. (19-0, 7 KOs) will face Manuel Lopez (14-2-1, 7 KOs) in a 10-rounder.

Ramirez-Hart 2 and Barboza-Lopez will stream live at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ — the new multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment in conjunction with ESPN. The entire undercard, including appearances by female fighting sensation Mikaela Mayer, 130-pound contender Jamel Herring, Gabriel Flores Jr., and big-punching bantamweight Joshua Greer Jr. will stream live on ESPN+ beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zapari Boxing Promotions, tickets to the Ramirez-Hart 2 world championship event are on sale now. Priced at $100, $65, $45, and $30, tickets may be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, at the American Bank Center Box Office, Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Hart and Ramirez worked out for the media Tuesday at Corpus Christi Boxing Club. This is what they had to say.

Gilberto Ramirez

“I’m coming to Corpus Christi to give the fans a great fight. I have very good memories of the last time I fought here. They treated me well. I felt right at home, and that’s why I asked to fight here again. I will not let them down. I will close the year the same way I started it, with a knockout win in Corpus Christi!”

“I don’t take this fight as a rematch. The first one was a good fight, but I beat him clearly. For this fight, I’m coming better prepared mentally and physically. I’m focused on taking care of business and winning convincingly.”

Jesse Hart

“Camp was great. It was real tough because I did things l never did before. I chopped wood for the first time. I climbed rope. Going into camp this time, I was in tremendous shape. I didn’t take any time off after my last fight. I knew the rematch was looming, so I stayed hungry and ready to go. After I win this title, I’m definitely going to take a vacation and spend time with my daughter and my family.”

“Right after the decision, I wanted to fight Gilberto again. When you look at all of his opponents, I was his only opponent that came close to beating him. He’s fought a lot of credible guys, but no one came as close as me.”

“I’ve never been more ready for a fight in my life. Gilberto Ramirez is going to see a different fighter this time around. All I can do is keep honing my craft and get better.”

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CASEY “THE HAWAIIAN PUNCH” MORTON

Dec 12, 2018
CASEY “THE HAWAIIAN PUNCH” MORTON
LOOKS TO CAPTURE WBO ASIA PACIFIC TITLE THIS SATURDAY IN CHINA
 Undefeated female super flyweight Casey “Lady Hawaiian Punch” Morton (7-0-3 1KO), will be fighting for her second title as she faces Jutamas Jitpong (4-2 2KOs) for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Female Super Flyweight Title. The 10-round bout will take place this Saturday, December 8th, at the Yubei Sport Center in Yubei, China.
“I am excited to fight for my second WBO Asia Pacific Female title!” said Casey Morton. “I won the WBO Asia Pacific flyweight title earlier this year, so to get another title before the year over is a dream come true. I want to fight the best, I don’t want easy fights and I want to prove that I am a true champion.”
“Casey Morton is an amazing boxer who packs a featherweight punch in a flyweight frame,” said manager Greg Hannley of Prince Ranch Boxing. “I don’t see many flyweights surviving all ten-rounds with her after she moved up in weight to super flyweight. She is a star and we are excited to work with her.”
“I am super grateful for all of my opportunities but want to give all glory to God, as well as my team, including my manager Greg Hannley and everyone at SNAC System. I’m grateful toVictor Conte for the high-level training he provides and I will show my ability come fight night.”
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Dennis te Kloese Nuevo Gerente General del LA Galaxy

Dec 12, 2018

LA Galaxy nombra a Dennis te Kloese como Gerente General del LA Galaxy

Te Kloese se une al Galaxy después de pasar seis años con la Federación Nacional de México;

El holandés llevará el mando de las operaciones deportivas del LA Galaxy, incluyendo los programas futbolísticos del primer equipo, LA Galaxy II y la Academia del LA Galaxy

LOS ANGELES (Martes, 11 de diciembre, 2018) – LA Galaxy anunció hoy que el club ha contratado a Dennis te Kloese como Gerente General de la institución. Te Kloese, quien se une al Galaxy después de servir como el director de selecciones nacionales de la Federación Mexicana de Fútbol, supervisará todos los aspectos de las operaciones de fútbol, incluyendo decisiones del primer equipo, LA Galaxy II y la Academia del LA Galaxy

“Estoy agradecido y emocionado por la oportunidad de unirme al LA Galaxy y espero poder fortalecer todas las operaciones de fútbol dentro del club”, dijo te Kloese. “El LA Galaxy y sus aficionados esperan competir por los campeonatos año tras año. Estoy totalmente comprometido a construir un equipo capaz de competir al más alto nivel. Ese trabajo comienza inmediatamente y abarcará una amplia gama de responsabilidades, desde el desarrollo de ventajas competitivas en nuestras visorias, reclutamiento y desarrollo de jugadores hasta el establecimiento de nuestras iniciativas juveniles y el establecimiento de nuestra Academia. Quiero agradecer a los señores Anschutz, Dan Beckerman y Chris Klein por esta oportunidad y la confianza que me dan para ser el líder del grupo de operaciones de fútbol en el club más exitoso de la Major League Soccer.”

En su rol como Gerente General, te Kloese será el responsable de los fichajes y visoria de jugadores, manejar el cuerpo técnico, entrenadores y el programa de desarrollo además de administrar el presupuesto de las operaciones deportivas al igual que el tope salarial del equipo. El supervisará al Director Deportivo Jovan Kirovski y al Director de Visorias Kurt Schmid.

Te Kloese, quien habla inglés, español, alemán y holandés, ha trabajado para la Federación Nacional de México (FMF) desde el 2011, recientemente como director de selecciones nacionales, supervisando los programas varoniles y femeniles. Antes de su tiempo como director, te Kloese sirvió como director de las selecciones juveniles, donde formó parte importante en ayudar al programa a ser reconocido con logros notables durante su tiempo ahí, incluyendo capturar la medalla de oro en las Olimpiadas del 2012 para el futbol varonil, venciendo a Brasil en la final.

“Dennis tiene experiencia y éxito comprobado a nivel de la MLS, a nivel juvenil e internacional”, dijo el presidente del LA Galaxy, Chris Klein. “Confiamos en sus habilidades para mejorar las operaciones de fútbol de nuestro club en todos los aspectos. Damos la bienvenida a su liderazgo y estamos emocionados de que comience como Gerente General. Le proporcionaremos recursos comprensivos para tener éxito”.

Nacido en Países Bajos, te Kloese originalmente comenzó a trabajar en México en el 2003 como el director de visorias de Chivas de Guadalajara. En el 2005, trabajó en Major League Soccer para Chivas USA, el cual marcó el periodo del club que los vio llegar cuatro veces seguidas a la postemporada, los únicos pases a los Playoffs en la historia del club. Durante su tiempo en la MLS, te Kloese fue responsable de adquirir a los jugadores estadounidenses Brad Guzan, Sacha Kljestan y Jorge Villafaña.

En el 2008, el holandés regresó a México como Director de la Academia de Tigres en la Liga MX. Se unió a la FMF en el 2011 para supervisar las selecciones juveniles, incluyendo la selección campeona de la medalla de oro en las Olimpiadas del 2012.

Después de pasar un año con Chivas de Guadalajara en el 2013, regresó a la FMF en el 2014 como Director de Selecciones Juveniles y después Director de las Selecciones Nacionales Varoniles y Femeniles.

Te Kloese jugó como defensa en Países Bajos por varios clubes durante su tiempo como jugador profesional, incluyendo el Ajax en Ámsterdam. Asistió a la University of Ámsterdam, donde estudió derecho, antes de su tiempo como ejecutivo y posiciones como parte del cuerpo técnico.

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Cruz Azul Ganó y es Finalista Del AP18.

Dec 9, 2018

Cruz Azul Ganó y es Finalista Del AP18.

Sábado 8 de diciembre, 2018.

Cruz Azul 1-0 Monterrey

Global: Cruz Azul 1-1 Monterrey

Asistencia: 39,307.

Cruz Azul venció por la mínima diferencia a Monterrey en partido correspondiente a la vuelta de semifinales del Torneo Apertura 2018 en la LIGA Bancomer MX.

Con este resultado, la Máquina se convirtió en finalista por el criterio de mejor posición en la Tabla General.

Gol: Milton Caraglio 54´.

EL PARTIDO.

Los dos equipos salieron al terreno de juego con el objetivo claro. La Máquina quería el balón para ir hacia adelante mientras que Rayados buscó el orden defensivo e intentar hacer daño mediante los contragolpes.

El primer aviso de los Cementeros fue al 14´. Un gran servicio desde el sector izquierdo terminó con un cabezazo peligroso de Milton Caraglio, el cual apenas pasó por un lado del poste. El juego era muy físico.

Los norteños sufrieron un golpe fuerte con la salida de Rodolfo Pizarro por lesión. Su lugar lo tomó Dorlan Pabón. Al 33´, llegó la mejor oportunidad para los de la Noria. El silbante señaló penal a favor por una falta de Nicolás Sánchez sobre Roberto Carlos Alvarado. Caraglio tomó el balón, disparó y falló.

La primera parte terminó sin movimiento en los cartones. Un empate a favor de Monterrey. En el complemento, la tónica no cambió. Los Celestes iban al ataque mientras que la Pandilla seguía esperando con orden.

Sin embargo, todo cambió al minuto 54. Adrián Aldrete disparó fuerte de larga distancia; Marcelo Barovero tapó, pero rechazó al centro para que Milton Caraglio enviara a la red con pierna derecha. Un tanto que ponía a la Máquina en la gran final del Apertura 2018.

Desde la banca regiomontana hubo modificaciones. Jesús Gallardo y Guillermo Madrigal ingresaron a la cancha buscando la anotación que les regresara la vida en el certamen. Poco a poco, los visitantes comenzaron a correr riesgo, pero carecieron de creatividad.

Buscaban hacer daño con trazos largos a Rogelio Funes Mori, Nicolás Sánchez y Madrigal; sin embargo, la defensa celeste controló todos los embates. En la recta final del compromiso, los de la Noria tuvieron oportunidades claras, pero no fueron contundentes.

El silbatazo final llegó. Cruz Azul venció por la mínima a Monterrey y se convirtió en el primer finalista del Apertura 2018.

Dirección de Comunicación.

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