CONCACAF Celebra XXIV Congreso Extraordinario

May 11, 2017
CONCACAF Celebra XXIV Congreso Extraordinario
Continúan los progresos guiados por los principios de buena gobernanza, integridad y crecimiento del fútbol

MANACA, Bahréin (Miércoles, 10 de mayo de 2017) – La Confederación de Norteamérica, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (CONCACAF) celebró hoy su XXIV Congreso Extraordinario, en el cual las Asociaciones Miembro aprobaron los estados financieros auditados del 2016. El Congreso se llevó a cabo en el Hotel InterContinental Regency en Manama, Bahréin.

El Presidente de CONCACAF y Vicepresidente de la FIFA, Victor Montagliani, presidió el Congreso, junto a miembros del Consejo de CONCACAF y el Secretario General Philippe Moggio. El Presidente de la FIFA, Gianni Infantino, la Secretaria General Fatma Samoura, el Secretario General de AFC, Dato’ Windsor John, y el Presidente de la Asociación de Fútbol de Bahréin, Su Excelencia Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, estuvieron presentes.

“Nuestra Confederación sigue centrada en la buena gobernanza y el crecimiento sostenido, mientras seguimos trabajando en colaboración con las Asociaciones Miembros y las partes interesadas para lograr nuestra visión de UNA CONCACAF”, dijo el Presidente de CONCACAF, Victor Montagliani. “Tenemos una base sólida para crear mayores oportunidades para hacer mejorar el fútbol y hacerlo más próspero”.

Tras el Congreso, CONCACAF organizó una conferencia de prensa en la cual el Presidente Montagliani expresó su apoyo a la candidatura de la Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2026 por parte de las Asociaciones Miembro de CONCACAF Canadá, México y Estados Unidos.

“CONCACAF está apoyando activamente a Canadá, Estados Unidos y México en esta ambiciosa campaña para traer la Copa Mundial de la FIFA a la región de CONCACAF”, dijo Montagliani. “Con sus recursos unidos y su experiencia en la celebración de Copas Mundiales en todos los niveles, estos tres países están excepcionalmente calificados para ser anfitriones de la primera Copa Mundial de 48 equipos en 2026.”

Además de los beneficios deportivos de organizar la Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2026, el Presidente Montagliani se ha comprometido a que CONCACAF amplíe su potencial para organizar una Copa Mundial con el fin de promover el desarrollo en toda la región.

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NFL PRESEASON DATES & TIMES ANNOUNCED

May 11, 2017
​NFL PRESEASON DATES & TIMES ANNOUNCED

The dates and kickoff times of the 65-game NFL preseason schedule were announced today, beginning with the annual NFL/Hall of Fame Game between the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals in Canton, Ohio on Thursday night, August 3.

Televised live at 8:00 PM ET by NBC, the NFL/Hall of Fame Game is the first of eight national preseason telecasts carried by NFL broadcast partners CBS, ESPN, FOX and NBC.

NFL Network will also provide extensive coverage of the NFL preseason, including live game broadcasts in all four weeks of the preseason. NFL Network’s preseason broadcast schedule will be announced in July.

The 2017 preseason schedule was announced on April 10 without dates and times, which now have been confirmed.

The complete 2017 NFL preseason schedule is listed below:

2017 NFL PRESEASON SCHEDULE
(Games grouped by start times and listed alphabetically by home team)
NFL/Hall of Fame Game – AUGUST 3
DAY DATE VISITOR HOME LOCAL ET NAT. TV
Thursday Aug. 3 Dallas Cowboys vs Arizona Cardinals 8:00 PM (ET) 8:00 PM NBC
WEEK 1 – AUGUST 9-13
DAY DATE VISITOR HOME LOCAL ET
Wednesday Aug. 9 Houston Texans at Carolina Panthers 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Thursday Aug. 10 Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 10 Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 10 Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Thursday Aug. 10 Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Thursday Aug. 10 Denver Broncos at Chicago Bears 7:00 PM (CT) 8:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 10 New Orleans Saints at Cleveland Browns 8:00 PM (ET) 8:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 10 Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers 7:00 PM (CT) 8:00 PM
Friday Aug. 11 Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Friday Aug. 11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cincinnati Bengals 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Friday Aug. 11 San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs 8:00 PM (CT) 9:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 12 Tennessee Titans at New York Jets 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Saturday Aug. 12 Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams 6:00 PM (PT) 9:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 12 Oakland Raiders at Arizona Cardinals 7:00 PM (MST) 10:00 PM
Sunday Aug. 13 Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts 1:30 PM (ET) 1:30 PM
Sunday Aug. 13 Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Chargers 5:00 PM (PT) 8:00 PM
WEEK 2 – AUGUST 17-21
DAY DATE VISITOR HOME LOCAL ET NAT. TV
Thursday Aug. 17 Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 17 Buffalo Bills at Philadelphia Eagles 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars 8:00 PM (ET) 8:00 PM ESPN
Friday Aug. 18 Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks 7:00 PM (PT) 10:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 19 Carolina Panthers at Tennessee Titans 2:00 PM (CT) 3:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 19 Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 19 Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys 6:00 PM (CT) 7:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 19 New York Jets at Detroit Lions 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Saturday Aug. 19 Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Saturday Aug. 19 New England Patriots at Houston Texans 7:00 PM (CT) 8:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 19 Los Angeles Rams at Oakland Raiders 7:00 PM (PT) 10:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 19 Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers 7:00 PM (PT) 10:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 19 Chicago Bears at Arizona Cardinals 7:00 PM (MST) 10:00 PM
Sunday Aug. 20 Atlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers 4:00 PM (ET) 4:00 PM
Sunday Aug. 20 New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Chargers 5:00 PM (PT) 8:00 PM
Monday Aug. 21 New York Giants at Cleveland Browns 8:00 PM (ET) 8:00 PM ESPN
WEEK 3 – AUGUST 24-27
DAY DATE VISITOR HOME LOCAL ET NAT. TV
Thursday Aug. 24 Miami Dolphins at Philadelphia Eagles 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 24 Carolina Panthers at Jacksonville Jaguars 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Friday Aug. 25 New England Patriots at Detroit Lions 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Friday Aug. 25 Kansas City Chiefs at Seattle Seahawks 5:00 PM (PT) 8:00 PM CBS
Saturday Aug. 26 Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 26 Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 26 New York Jets at New York Giants 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 26 Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Saturday Aug. 26 Cleveland Browns at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Saturday Aug. 26 Oakland Raiders at Dallas Cowboys 7:00 PM (CT) 8:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 26 Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams 5:00 PM (PT) 8:00 PM CBS
Saturday Aug. 26 Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints 7:00 PM (CT) 8:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 26 Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos 7:00 PM (MT) 9:00 PM
Sunday Aug. 27 Chicago Bears at Tennessee Titans 12:00 PM (CT) 1:00 PM FOX
Sunday Aug. 27 Cincinnati Bengals at Washington Redskins 4:30 PM (ET) 4:30 PM FOX
Sunday Aug. 27 San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings 7:00 PM (CT) 8:00 PM NBC
WEEK 4 – AUGUST 31
DAY DATE VISITOR HOME LOCAL ET
Thursday Aug. 31 Jacksonville Jaguars at Atlanta Falcons 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay Packers 6:00 PM (CT) 7:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 New York Giants at New England Patriots 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Washington Redskins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Cleveland Browns at Chicago Bears 7:00 PM (CT) 8:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Dallas Cowboys at Houston Texans 7:00 PM (CT) 8:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Miami Dolphins at Minnesota Vikings 7:00 PM (CT) 8:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints 7:00 PM (CT) 8:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs 7:30 PM (CT) 8:30 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Arizona Cardinals at Denver Broncos 7:00 PM (MT) 9:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders 7:00 PM (PT) 10:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Los Angeles Chargers at San Francisco 49ers 7:00 PM (PT) 10:00 PM
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‘Confíen en Rayados’

May 9, 2017

‘Confíen en Rayados’

 

Antonio Mohamed ansía seguir adelante con Monterrey en Liguilla

 

El apoyo de la Mejor Afición en los momentos más importantes es determinante para el Monterrey, por lo cual Antonio Mohamed pide un voto de confianza antes de arrancar el Clásico Regiomontano en Liguilla.

 

Sabiendo de la peligrosidad que representa Tigres, el Director Técnico de Rayados se dijo esperanzado en el potencial de su Equipo, el cual buscará darle una alegría en los Cuartos de Final del Clausura 2017 de la Liga BBVA Bancomer.

 

“Confíen en nosotros. Este Equipo sabe enfrentar este tipo de situaciones. Confíen en los futbolistas, están muy motivados para dar otra alegría a la gente, no tiene que haber duda de eso”, dijo ante la prensa en el Centro de Entrenamiento BBVA Bancomer El Barrial.

 

“Para ser Campeón hay que ganarle a todos. Vamos a enfrentarnos en Liguilla a los mejores rivales del torneo. Salimos segundo (lugar), vamos a cerrar en casa”, agregó.

 

Después de tres días de exigente trabajo, Mohamed dio a conocer abiertamente la motivación con la que llegan los del Cerro de La Silla, expectantes al comienzo de la postemporada.

 

“El Equipo está muy bien, con toda la energía. Esperamos el día de mañana para poder afrontar la etapa final del torneo”, finalizó.

Cortesia: Club Monterrey

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PHOTOS FROM BORN BOLD CHAMPIONS CHAT WITH OSCAR DE LA HOYA, JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ, SR., MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA AND ERIK MORALES

May 9, 2017
BORN BOLD CHAMPIONS CHAT Q&A SESSION WITH OSCAR DE LA HOYA, JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ, SR., MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA AND ERIK MORALES 
 
CANELO VS. CHAVEZ, JR. IS PRESENTED LIVE ON HBO PAY-PER-VIEW® SATURDAY, MAY 6 AT T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
L-R:Oscar De La Hoya, Marco Antonio Barrera, Julio Cesar Chavez, Sr., and Erik Morales pose together after the Born Bold Champions Chat Q&A session on May 4 at MGM Grand Garden Arena)
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions
 
LAS VEGAS (May 4, 2017) – Boxing legends Oscar De La Hoya, Julio Cesar Chavez, Sr., Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales took to the stage at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Thursday as part of the Born Bold Champions Chat to share their stories on what it means to fight on Cinco de Mayo weekend, in light of the upcoming showdown between Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) on May 6 at T-Mobile Arena and presented live by HBO Pay-Per-View.
 
Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. is a 12-round fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with TGB and sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Adriana’s Insurance and Interjet. Lemieux vs. Reyes is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Eye of the Tiger Management. Matthysse vs. Taylor is a 10-round fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Boxing and Star Boxing. Diaz, Jr. vs. Avila is presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event will take place Saturday, May 6 at T-Mobile Arena and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and the first fight begins at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT.
Tickets for the closed circuit telecast of Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. are priced at $75, not including applicable fees. All seats are general admission and tickets are available for purchase at any MGM Resorts International box office or concierge desk. Tickets also can be purchased by phone with a major credit card at 800-745-3000.
Tickets for “Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.” in theaters nationwide are on sale now at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN).
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Reflectores en Rayados con el Día de Medios

May 9, 2017

Reflectores en Rayados con el Día de Medios

 

El Monterrey atendió a la prensa rumbo al Clásico Regiomontano en Liguilla

 

Sabiendo de la expectativa que genera el enfrentamiento ante Tigres en los Cuartos de Final del Clausura 2017 de la Liga BBVA Bancomer, el Monterrey acaparó los reflectores en el Día de Medios Rayados.

 

Durante una hora, todo el Plantel albiazul compareció ante los distintos representantes de la prensa a nivel local y nacional en el Hotel Camino Real, declarándose listos para el Clásico Regiomontano.

 

En el ambiente de los dirigidos por Antonio Mohamed se reflejó el compromiso por buscar el pase a la siguiente ronda ya que el objetivo es lograr el Campeonato para beneplácito de la Mejor Afición

Cortesia: Club Monterey

 

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CONCACAF Ofrecerá Oportunidad de Medios con los Miembros de la Candidatura Para la Copa Mundial del 2026

May 9, 2017
CONCACAF Ofrecerá Oportunidad de Medios con los Miembros de la Candidatura Para la Copa Mundial del 2026 al Final del XXIV Congreso Extraordinario el 10 de Mayo en Bahréin

Miami (lunes, 08 de mayo de 2017) – La Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (CONCACAF) confirmó hoy los detalles de la oportunidad de medios que se llevará a cabo después del XXIV Congreso Extraordinario de CONCACAF, el cual se celebrará en Manama, Bahréin, el miércoles, 10 de mayo de 2017.

La oportunidad de medios tendrá la presencia del Presidente de CONCACAF, Víctor Montagliani, junto con los Presidentes de las tres Asociaciones Miembros que presentaran su candidatura para la Copa Mundial de 2026 en el Congreso de la FIFA al día siguiente. El Presidente de la Federación de Fútbol de los Estados Unidos, Sunil Gulati, el Presidente de la Federación Mexicana de Fútbol, Decio de Maria, y el recién elegido Presidente de la Asociación Canadiense de Fútbol, Steve Reed se unirán al Presidente Montagliani en este evento.

QUÉ: Oportunidad de Medios después del XXIV Congreso Extraordinario de CONCACAF

DÓNDE: Hotel InterContinental Regency en Manama, Bahréin. La conferencia de prensa tendrá lugar en el Salón Al Rifaa. King Faisal Highway P.O. Box 777

QUIÉN: El Presidente de CONCACAF, Victor Montagliani, el Presidente de la Federación de Fútbol de los Estados Unidos, Sunil Gulati, el Presidente de la Federación Mexicana de Fútbol, Decio de Maria, y el recién elegido Presidente de la Asociación Canadiense de Fútbol, Steve Reed

CUÁNDO: Miércoles, 10 de mayo, aproximadamente a mediodía hora local

La conferencia de prensa comenzará aproximadamente 30 minutos después de la conclusión del Congreso, el cual está programado a durar  90 minutos. Se recomienda a los medios de comunicación llegar temprano debido a los estrictos protocolos de seguridad. Tenga en cuenta que la conferencia de prensa puede comenzar antes del mediodía si las circunstancias lo permiten.

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LA Galaxy y LA Galaxy II jugarán doble cartelera ante New York Red Bulls

May 9, 2017

LA Galaxy y LA Galaxy II jugarán doble cartelera ante New York Red Bulls y New York Red Bulls II el 14 de mayo en el Red Bull Arena

 

LOS ANGELES (Lunes, 8 de mayo, 2017) – LA Galaxy iniciará su gira de cuatro partidos fuera de casa cuando viaje a la costa este para enfrentar al New York Red Bulls el domingo, 14 de mayo a las 3:00 p.m. PT transmitido en vivo por Fox Sports 1 y Fox Deportes, seguido por el partido entre LA Galaxy II y New York Red Bulls II a las 6:00 p.m. PT. Ambos partidos se disputarán en el Red Bull Arena en New Jersey.

 

En todos los tiempos, el Galaxy cuenta con un récord de 16-18-8 ante los Red Bulls, registrando una marca de 7-12-3 en condición de visitante. En los últimos cinco viajes del Galaxy a Nueva York, el equipo registra un récord de 2-2-1. El último enfrentamiento entre ambos equipos terminó en empate 2-2 en el StubHub Center el 7 de agosto del 2016. Durante ese partido, Ashley Cole fue el encargado de anotar el gol del empate y su primer gol con el Galaxy después de ir abajo 2-0, y de que Mike Magee abriera la cuenta para el equipo angelino al minuto 80 del encuentro.

 

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U.S. SOCCER ELIGE LA CIUDAD DE ORLANDO COMO SEDE DE ESTADOS UNIDOS-PANAMÁ

May 9, 2017

U.S. SOCCER ELIGE LA CIUDAD DE ORLANDO COMO SEDE DE
ESTADOS UNIDOS-PANAMÁ, PRESENTADO POR VOLPI FOODS

El Partido Está Programado Para el 6 de octubre; ESPN y Cadena de Univisión
Transmitirán En Vivo Desde Orlando City Stadium

CHICAGO (8 de mayo, 2017) – U.S. Soccer eligió la ciudad de Orlando para ser sede de Estados Unidos-Panamá, presentado por Volpi Foods. ESPN y la cadena de Univisión transmitirán el partido de eliminatoria del 6 de octubre en Orlando City Stadium, con la hora de inicio aún por determinarse. Los aficionados también pueden seguir el partido en vivo por Facebook, Twitter @ussoccer y @ussoccer_esp.

¿CLASIFICATORIA EN ORLANDO?

El partido de eliminatoria será el último en casa en la Ronda Final de la Eliminatoria para Estados Unidos y tiene el potencial de ser la fecha en la cual EE.UU. clasifica a la Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2018 en Rusia. Actualmente en cuarto lugar, el partido en casa contra Panamá cae en la novena fecha del Hexagonal de 10 partidos. La U.S. MNT cierra el grupo el 10 de octubre en Trinidad y Tobago. [TABLA DE POSICIONES]

FECHA HISTÓRICA EN ORLANDO

Estados Unidos regresa a Orlando por primera vez desde 1998, cuando venció a Suecia 1-0. Este será el primer partido de la U.S. MNT en la ciudad como parte de una competencia oficial, y el segundo partido de eliminatoria en el estado de la Florida desde 1980.

LOTERÍA DE BOLETOS

La información sobre el acceso a los boletos para el público general será anunciada próximamente. Debido a la alta demanda que se anticipa para los boletos, U.S. Soccer utilizará un sistema de lotería para repartirlos entre los aficionados que los solicitan. El proceso asegurará que aquellas personas interesadas tendrán una oportunidad justa de asistir al partido.

Ciertos grupos tendrán una mayor oportunidad en el proceso de lotería a comparación con el público en general. Socios (Members) de U.S. Soccer a partir del 1 de junio, 2017, y otros en la comunidad de U.S. Soccer tendrán sus aplicaciones incluidas en una fase temprana de la lotería antes de la inclusión de las aplicaciones del público general.  Si aún no eres un U.S. Soccer Member, haz clic aquí para inscribirte.

Solicitantes individuales o lugares de negocios tendrán la oportunidad de pedir un máximo de cuatro boletos y de aplicar solamente una vez. Después de la conclusión de la fase de aplicaciones, un programa de computadora elegirá al azar a los individuales que recibirán boletos. Aquellos solicitantes que sean elegidos serán notificados y su transacción será completada.

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GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN — SEPTEMBER 16

May 9, 2017
CANELO ALVAREZ SHUTS OUT JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ, JR. IN CINCO DE MAYO WEEKEND SPECTACULAR AT SOLD-OUT T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
 
CANELO ANNOUNCES MEGAFIGHT WITH UNIFIED MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN — SEPTEMBER 16 SHOOTOUT TO BE BIGGEST FIGHT IN THE SPORT 
 
In His Post-Fight Interview with HBO PPV’s Max Kellerman, Canelo Announces He 
Will Fight Gennady “GGG”Golovkin, Then Golovkin Enters the Ring
Cleared for World Wide Use – Courtesy HBO Sports / HBO PPV
At T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Canelo Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin face off at 
post-press conference after September 16 showdown announcement)
 
LOS ANGELES (May 6, 2017) – No sooner did boxing’s biggest star Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) dispatch Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KOs) in a dominant shutout victory over 12 rounds at the sold-out T-Mobile Arena on presented live on HBO Pay-Per-View, than the middleweight superstar announced that boxing’s biggest fight – a showdown with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) – would take place on Mexican Independence Day weekend on September 16. Canelo beat Chavez, Jr. from pillar to post, earning a unanimous decision with all three judges scoring the fight 120-108.

“Tonight, I showed I could move, I could box, I showed as a fighter I can do all things,” Canelo said. “I thought I was going to showcase myself as a fighter that could throw punches, but he just wouldn’t do it. I’ve shown I can do lots of things in the ring, anything a fighter brings-I’ve shown I can showcase myself. I wanted to try something new, I never sit down in sparring and I didn’t want to sit here. GGG-you are next, my friend. The fight is done. I’ve never feared anyone, since I was 16, fighting as a professional. When I was born, fear was gone. I never got my share of fear. I’m very happy, and the rivalry is going to show my skills even more. I’ve had difficult fights, and that will no doubt be a tough fight. But, I always say, Canelo Alvarez is the best because I fight the best.”
“I feel very excited; in September, it will be a different style-a big drama show,” said Golovkin. “I’m ready. Tonight, first congrats to Canelo and his team. Right now, I think everyone is excited for September. Canelo looked very good tonight, and 100 percent he is the biggest challenge of my career. Good luck to Canelo in September.”
Celebrities in attendance for the sell out crowd of 20,510 at T-Mobile Arena for Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. included Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, Bernard Hopkins, Golden Boy Promotions business partner and future Hall of Famer, Julio Cesar Chavez, Sr., Mexican boxing legend and father to Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., former professional boxer and world champion Evander Holyfield, former three-division world champion Marco Antonio “Baby-faced Assasin” Barrera, former four-division world champion Erik “El Terrible” Morales, four-division world champion Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez, WBC Diamond, WBA and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Champion Jorge “El Niño De Oro” Linares, former WBC Super Featherweight World Champion Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas, Middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, two-division world champion Andre Ward,  UFC fighters Nate and Nick Diaz, comedian Dave Chapelle, musician and actor Ice Cube, Mexican singer, songwriter and actor Pepe Aguilar, EXTRA television host Mario Lopez, Mexican actor and model Gabriel Soto, Mexican regional artist Regulo Caro, Mexican regional artist Gerardo Ortiz, Mexican actress Geraldine Bazan, singer, songwriter and actress Paula DeAnda.

 “Canelo beat me, he beat me at the distance,” Chavez, Jr. said. “He is a very active fighter-he’s very good and he beat me. I wanted to box but he went to the ropes and I just needed to throw more punches. I would’ve attacked more I would’ve been countered by his punches. Nacho told me to do that but the strategy didn’t work. The speed and the distance was the key. I didn’t feel that much power because I felt dwindled, I couldn’t throw as many punches as I wanted. My father kept telling me to throw more punches from the ringside.”
Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. was a 12-round fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with TGB sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Adriana’s Insurance and Interjet.  Lemieux vs. Reyes was presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Eye of the Tiger Management, Matthysse vs. Taylor was a 10-round fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Boxing and Star Boxing. Diaz, Jr. vs. Avila was presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event took place on Saturday, May 6 at T-Mobile Arena and was produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®
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CANELO ALVAREZ SHUTS OUT JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ, JR. AT SOLD-OUT T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

May 9, 2017
CANELO ALVAREZ SHUTS OUT JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ, JR. IN CINCO DE MAYO WEEKEND SPECTACULAR AT SOLD-OUT T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
 
CANELO ANNOUNCES MEGAFIGHT WITH UNIFIED MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN — SEPTEMBER 16 SHOOTOUT TO BE BIGGEST FIGHT IN THE SPORT
 
LEMIEUX, MATTHYSSE AND DIAZ, JR. ALL SHINE IN VICTORIES ON HISTORIC CINCO DE MAYO HBO PAY-PER-VIEW UNDERCARD
(L-R, Canelo Alvarez raises fist after unanimous decision victory over Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. on May 6, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Canelo Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin face off at post-press conference after September 16 showdown announcement)
 
LOS ANGELES (May 6, 2017) – No sooner did boxing’s biggest star Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) dispatch Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KOs) in a dominant shutout victory over 12 rounds at the sold-out T-Mobile Arena on presented live on HBO Pay-Per-View, than the middleweight superstar announced that boxing’s biggest fight – a showdown with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) – would take place on Mexican Independence Day weekend on September 16. Canelo beat Chavez, Jr. from pillar to post, earning a unanimous decision with all three judges scoring the fight 120-108.
Celebrities in attendance for the sell out crowd of 20,510 at T-Mobile Arena for Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. included Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, Bernard Hopkins, Golden Boy Promotions business partner and future Hall of Famer, Julio Cesar Chavez, Sr., Mexican boxing legend and father to Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., former professional boxer and world champion Evander Holyfield, former three-division world champion Marco Antonio “Baby-faced Assasin” Barrera, former four-division world champion Erik “El Terrible” Morales, four-division world champion Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez, WBC Diamond, WBA and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Champion Jorge “El Niño De Oro” Linares, former WBC Super Featherweight World Champion Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas, Middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, two-division world champion Andre Ward,  UFC fighters Nate and Nick Diaz, comedian Dave Chapelle, musician and actor Ice Cube, Mexican singer, songwriter and actor Pepe Aguilar, EXTRA television host Mario Lopez, Mexican actor and model Gabriel Soto, Mexican regional artist Regulo Caro, Mexican regional artist Gerardo Ortiz, Mexican actress Geraldine Bazan, singer, songwriter and actress Paula DeAnda.

 “Tonight, I showed I could move, I could box, I showed as a fighter I can do all things,” Canelo said. “I thought I was going to showcase myself as a fighter that could throw punches, but he just wouldn’t do it. I’ve shown I can do lots of things in the ring, anything a fighter brings-I’ve shown I can showcase myself. I wanted to try something new, I never sit down in sparring and I didn’t want to sit here. GGG-you are next, my friend. The fight is done. I’ve never feared anyone, since I was 16, fighting as a professional. When I was born, fear was gone. I never got my share of fear. I’m very happy, and the rivalry is going to show my skills even more. I’ve had difficult fights, and that will no doubt be a tough fight. But, I always say, Canelo Alvarez is the best because I fight the best.”
 “Canelo beat me, he beat me at the distance,” Chavez, Jr. said. “He is a very active fighter-he’s very good and he beat me. I wanted to box but he went to the ropes and I just needed to throw more punches. I would’ve attacked more I would’ve been countered by his punches. Nacho told me to do that but the strategy didn’t work. The speed and the distance was the key. I didn’t feel that much power because I felt dwindled, I couldn’t throw as many punches as I wanted. My father kept telling me to throw more punches from the ringside.”
“I feel very excited; in September, it will be a different style-a big drama show,” said Golovkin. “I’m ready. Tonight, first congrats to Canelo and his team. Right now, I think everyone is excited for September. Canelo looked very good tonight, and 100 percent he is the biggest challenge of my career. Good luck to Canelo in September.”
In the co-main event, Montreal-based slugger David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) won a hard-fought unanimous 10-round decision over an extremely game Marco “Dorado” Reyes (35-4, 26 KOs).The three judges all saw the super middleweight tilt for Lemieux by the scores of 98-91 and 99-90 twice. Lemieux beat and bloodied Reyes from the first round on, but Reyes never went down.
“He is a solid fighter,” Lemieux said. “I give him the respect, he went the full 10 rounds. I could have done better but I hurt my hand after round two.”
 
“We obviously came with the best we had,” Reyes said. “In the last rounds, my objective was to throw as many shots as I could because I knew when I lost that point I was going to have to knock him out to win. He’s a great fighter and there’s a reason why he’s the third ranked in the world. We’re satisfied with the fight and the performance, and we did our best.”
Returning from a year-and-a-half layoff and making his debut at welterweight, Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (38-4, 35 KOs) of Chubut, Argentina roared back from his time off with a thunderous fifth-round knockout of Cleverly, Maryland’s Emanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor (20-5, 14 KOs).
“This victory motivates me, this is exactly what I needed to come back where I left off,” Matthysse said. “I felt great inside the ring and I felt like I dominated the fight at the pace I wanted. I feel great and I’m ready for what’s next.”
 
“My plan going in was to win,” Taylor said. “My opponent was a tough guy, but I don’t know why the ref stopped the fight. I could’ve kept going more rounds. After this, it’s back to training hard with my team.”
Opening up the pay-per-view, 2012 Olympian Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. (24-0, 13 KOs) emerged victorious over Manuel “Tino” Avila (22-1, 8 KOs) in a 10-round battle for the NABF and NABO featherweight titles. Diaz of South El Monte, California, won a unanimous decision by the scores of 100-90 and 99-91 twice.
My plan going in was to feel him out and be smart,” Diaz, Jr. said “Once I had him figured him out, I knew I could keep digging at him with my jab and do work. In the last few rounds, I kept throwing body shots to hurt him, which worked. Next up, I’m looking for a world title shot.”
 
 “My timing wasn’t there — I felt like this was a learning experience,” Avila said. “I need to learn how to pick up the pace in between rounds. Our styles were off and I felt like it could have been a better fight.”
Closing the free-view, 15-time national amateur champion Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (9-0, 8 KOs) extended his knockout streak to five, knocking down Tyrone “Hands of Stone” Luckey (8-7-3, 6 KOs) mere seconds into the first round and unloading in the second until the referee waived off the fight.
“The better the competition, the better the fight for me,” Garcia, fighting in the lightweight division, said. “I felt this was a really great chance for me to show off my skills because I usually get the knockout early. This fight was different because I was able to show how quick I can pop my opponent with a hook. People think because I’m small, I don’t have power-but I have explosive power and speed. I’m ready to go make history from here.”
In a quick turnaround from her March debut, 2012 Bronze Medalist Marlen Esparza (2-0) of Houston, Texas shut out Samantha Salazar (2-4-1) of Dallas, Texas over four rounds, earning the 40-36 unanimous victory on all three scorecards. The flyweight battle featured the debut of three-minute rounds in women’s boxing in the state of Nevada.
“It’s great to make history being the first woman in Nevada to do three-minute rounds,” Esparza said. “I know it’s been done elsewhere-but tonight it feels really special doing it in this fight. I plan on staying at three minutes and not going back to two minutes, so I know we will need to be strategic about how I train and fight.”
Opening up the free view, 2016 Mexican Olympian Raul Curiel (1-0) of Tamaulipas made his professional debut a successful one, earning a unanimous victory decision over Michoacan, Mexico’s Jesus Sanchez (1-2-2) in a four-round super welterweight affair.
“I thought I won all four rounds, but I got the win that I needed,” Curiel said. “I thank God for me and my opponent being able to get out of the ring healthy and safe – he was a strong fighter. I’m going to go back to Mexico for vacation, and jump back into the ring to get ready for my next fight.”
Continuing to build towards a world championship title shot, the slick Santa Ana California-based Ronny Rios (28-1, 13 KOs) unloaded power shots on Daniel “El Chato” Noriega (28-11-1, 15 KOs) until the referee waived off the fight in the fourth round of a scheduled 10-round super bantamweight fight.
“I’m obviously proud of the knock out win but I think as a fighter we are always critical of our performances,” Rios said. “I need to clean up a lot of my mistakes including leaning forward too much and loading up my punches; however, I’m ready for a title shot and some Micheladas for the Cinco de Mayo weekend.”
Opening up the action in the first fight of the evening, lightweight Joseph “Diamante” Aguirre (17-0, 9 KOs) from Cancun kept his undefeated record intact with a shutout unanimous, six-round decision over fellow Mexican countryman Angel “Sinaloa” Aispuro (8-5-2, 5 KOs).
“I hurt my hand in the third round, but I fought like I usually do so no one would notice, ” said Joseph Aguirre. “I was and still am nervous, but at least I can say that I fought on such a big card. I feel like I had a good performance. My opponent was strong and came forward, and could take a punch.”
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