La Copa Oro 2017 de CONCACAF se Dirige a Dallas y Los Ángeles Para el Fin de Semana de Semifinales

Jul 21, 2017 0

La Copa Oro 2017 de CONCACAF se Dirige a Dallas y Los Ángeles Para el Fin de Semana de Semifinales

El anfitrión Estados Unidos enfrentará a Costa Rica en Dallas, mientras que México enfrentará a Jamaica en Los Ángeles; Boletos disponibles en
Miami (jueves, 20 de julio de 2017) – La Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (CONCACAF) confirmó hoy los emparejamientos y los horarios de inicio de las semifinales de la Copa Oro 2017, las cuales se jugarán este fin de semana en las áreas metropolitanas de Dallas y Los Ángeles.

Las semifinales contarán con los cuatro finalistas del torneo más importante de la Confederación, de los cuales tres también compiten por un puesto en la próxima Copa Mundial de la FIFA Rusia 2018. La versión de este año del campeonato regional de equipos nacionales, el cual se celebra cada dos años, inició el 7 de julio con doce equipos del Norteamérica y Centroamérica y el Caribe – sólo Costa Rica, Estados Unidos, México y Jamaica continúan en la competencia.

En busca de su sexta corona en catorce ediciones de la Copa Oro, Estados Unidos recibirá a Costa Rica, que alcanzo los cuartos de final de la Copa Mundial de la FIFA Brasil 2014 – que busca su primer título continental- el sábado 22 de julio, en el estadio AT&T de Arlington, Texas, a las 10 p.m. ET. México se enfrentará Jamaica el domingo, 23 de julio en el histórico Rose Bowl en Pasadena, CA a partir de las 9 p.m. ET.

Invitamos a los aficionados con boletos a que lleguen temprano para disfrutar del Futbol Fiesta, la zona interactiva para los aficionados ubicada en el perímetro de cada estadio. Los boletos para las semifinales y la final de la Copa Oro están disponibles visitando

La gran final de la Copa Oro 2017 de CONCACAF se jugará el miércoles 26 de julio a las 9:30 p.m. ET en el Levi’s Stadium del Área de la Bahía, sede de los 49ers de San Francisco.

Calendario de partidos de la ronda de Eliminatorias de la Copa Oro 2017 de CONCACAF 
* Horas de inicio listadas en hora del este

Sabado, 22 de julio de 2017 – AT&T Stadium (Arlington, TX)
SF1: 10:00 PM ET (9:00 pm CT)  Costa Rica vs Estados Unidos

Domingo, 23 de julio de 2017 – Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
SF2: 9:00 PM ET (6:00 pm PT)  Jamaica vs  México

Miercoles, 26 de julio de 2017  – Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara, CA)
9:30 PM ET (6:30 pm PT) Ganador SF1 vs Ganador SF2

Cortesia: Concacaf

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Edmonton, Canada – UFC® will arrive in Edmonton with a pair of blockbuster championship bouts. UFC® 215: JOHNSON vs. BORG will see No.1 pound-for-pound fighter and ESPY Fighter of the Year winner, Demetrious Johnson (26-2-1, fighting out of Parkland, Washington, USA), look to make history when he battles No.3-ranked contender Ray Borg (11-2, fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA).


UFC’s only flyweight champion, Johnson captured the belt at UFC 152 in Toronto in 2012. Currently tied with former middleweight champion Anderson Silva for most consecutive title defences at 10, “Mighty Mouse” has the opportunity to set a new benchmark on Canadian soil. In his last appearance, he secured a stunning submission victory over Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Wilson Reis. Standing in Johnson’s way is talented grappler Borg. Since joining the UFC roster in 2014, “The Tazmexican Devil” has picked up impressive wins against Jussier Formiga, Louis Smolka and Chris Kelades.


UFC® 215: JOHNSON vs. BORG co-main event features the highly anticipated women’s bantamweight championship fight between Amanda Nunes (14-4, fighting out of Miami, Florida, USA by way of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil) and No.1 contender Valentina Shevchenko (14-2, fighting out of Lima, Peru by way of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan).


Following her first-round submission win over Miesha Tate to capture the bantamweight championship, Nunes scored an impressive 48-second TKO win over Ronda Rousey in December. Shevchenko has gone on a tear since dropping a close decision to Nunes at UFC 196 last year. In her two most recent outings, she out-struck former UFC and boxing champion Holly Holm, before submitting talented grappler Julianna Pena. Nunes and Shevchenko were originally set to meet at UFC 213 in July, but the bout was postponed after Nunes became ill.


UFC® 215: JOHNSON vs. BORG will also feature the following fights:


  • Former heavyweight champion and No.4-ranked contender Junior Dos Santos (18-5, fighting out of Salvador, Brazil) will battle surging No.5 ranked Francis Ngannou (10-1, fighting out of Paris, France)
  • 7-ranked Jeremy Stephens (25-13, fighting out of San Diego, California, USA) will welcome No.15 lightweight and former UFC lightweight title challenger Gilbert Melendez (22-6, fighting out of San Francisco, California, USA) to the 145-pound division
  • 2-ranked flyweight contender and 2008 Olympic gold medal wrestler Henry Cejudo (10-2, fighting out of Phoenix, Arizona, USA) faces No.4 Wilson Reis (22-7, fighting out of San Diego, California, USA by way of Januaria, Minas Gerais, Brazil)
  • 9-ranked light heavyweight Ilir Latifi (13-5, 1NC, fighting out of Malmo, Sweden) challenges No.12 Tyson Pedro (6-0, fighting out of Sydney, Australia)
  • 6-ranked bantamweight Sara McMann (11-3, fighting out of Gaffney, South Carolina, USA) will face No.12 Ketlen Vieira (8-0, fighting out of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil)
  • Unbeaten featherweight prospect Gavin Tucker (10-0, fighting out of Halifax, Canada) takes on aggressive striker Rick Glenn (19-4-1, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
  • 15-ranked bantamweight Ashlee Evans-Smith (5-2, fighting out of Laguna Hills, California, USA) aims to rebound against The Ultimate Fighter® season 19 veteran Sarah Moras (4-3, fighting out of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada)
  • 2012 Olympic wrestler Arjan Bhullar (6-0, fighting out of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada) will become both the first Sikh and Indo-Canadian fighter to step inside the Octagon® when he meets Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt Luis Henrique (10-3 1NC, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • The Ultimate Fighter® Nations Team Canada member Kajan Johnson (21-12-1, fighting out of Montreal, Canada) will go for his third straight win when he takes on Adriano Martins (28-8, fighting out of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil)


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Tickets on sale now!
TUCSON, AZ (July 20, 2017): Golden Boy Promotions is bringing the desert heat to Casino Del Sol with an undercard to open up the 10-round main event of Sadam “The World Kid” Ali (24-1, 14 KOs) versus Johan “El Terrible” Perez (22-3-4, 15 KOs) for the vacant WBA International Welterweight title. The July 29th action of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN will be aired on ESPN Deportes and ESPN2 beginning at midnight/ 9:00 p.m. PT.
Fighting in the co-main event, Eddie “E-Boy” Gomez (20-2, 11 KOs) of the Bronx, NY will take on Alejandro “El Elegido” Barrera (26-3, 17 KOs) of Nuevo Leon, Mex. for an eight-round welterweight fight. Gomez was last seen defeating Dennis “The Menace” Dauti in a unanimous decision in April.
Hoping to make the ESPN air-time, Los Angeles native Pablo “The Shark” Rubio, Jr. (9-0, 3 KOs) will put his unblemished record on the line against David Perez (8-1, 4 KOs) of Houston, TX in a super bantamweight bout to go four or six rounds. Previously defeating Angel Enrique Aguilar Jimenez by unanimous decision in April, Rubio, Jr. will be making his Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN debut in this fight.
After a year-long absence from the ring, Patrick Teixeira (26-1, 22 KOs) of Sao Paulo, Brazil will face Andrew “Hurricane” Hernandez (19-5-1, 9 KOs) of Phoenix, AZ in an eight-round super welterweight fight. Teixeira will be making a much-anticipated return to the ring following a shocking upset from Curtis “Cerebral Assassin” Stevens on the undercard of Canelo vs. Khan May of 2016.
Super lightweight prospect Alfredo Escarcega (2-0) will go up against Tuscon, AZ’s Rodolfo Gamez (1-3) in a local turf war rivalry showdown scheduled for four rounds. Escarcega most recently earned a victory over Rolando Padilla at the 8th annual Sugar Ray Leonard Charity Boxing Night this May.
Super welterweight Daquan Arnett (15-1, 9 KOs) from Winter Park Florida is scheduled for an eight-round fight against Tijuana, Mex.’s Jorge “Pantera” Silva (21-13-2, 17 KOs). After taking a near two-year hiatus, Arnett last stunned the crowd with an impressive first round knockout over Yudel Johnson.
Ali vs. Perez, a 10-round championship fight for the vacant WBA International Welterweight title set for July 29, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Showdown Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, Born BOLD and Hennessy “Never Stop, Never Settle.” ESPN Deportes and ESPN2 will transmit the fights at 11:59 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. PT. ESPN3 live coverage of the undercard fights will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets for the show are on sale now and range from $45.00-$125.00 (includes convenience fee).  Tickets are available for purchase at the Casino Del Sol gift shop and online at
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Rayados mantendrá sello fuerte y agresivo

Jul 20, 2017 0

Rayados mantendrá sello fuerte y agresivo


Antonio Mohamed pone como meta el título del Apertura 2017


La filosofía futbolística del Monterrey en el naciente Apertura 2017 de la Liga BBVA Bancomer no cambia, ya que las características de sus Jugadores le permiten tener un Equipo fuerte y ofensivo.


Para Rayados será determinante mantener el nivel de juego que ha llevado al a los dirigidos por Antonio Mohamed ha conseguir números positivos, incrementando el grado de dificultad con el propósito del título, según expresa el propio Director Técnico.


“El Equipo está muy bien con la idea clara de lo que queremos hacer, vamos a intentar hacer un futbol agresivo, se siente cómodo de esa manera. Está fuerte en todas sus líneas, tenemos un Plantel muy bueno”, dijo en conferencia de prensa desde el Centro de Entrenamiento BBVA Bancomer El Barrial.


“Nuestro objetivo es reafirmar lo que el equipo hizo en dos años, el Equipo que más ganó, que más puntos hizo, que más goles hizo, pero ahora reafirmarlo con un título. Amanecer como primero en el promedio era un objetivo lejano que teníamos, pero ahora le objetivo primario y número uno es ganar un Campeonato”, finalizó.

Cortesia: Club Monterrey

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Main Events Inks Deal with Brooklyn Native Frank “Notorious” Galarza Ready to Take Over

Jul 20, 2017 0
Main Events Inks Deal with Brooklyn Native
Frank “Notorious” Galarza
Ready to Take Over
Photo Courtesy of David Spagnolo
Totowa, NJ: Main Events continues to add to their roster with the signing of Brooklyn super welterweight Frank “Notorious” Galarza (17-2-2, 11 KOs). Galarza, 31, made his professional debut in 2010 as a highly-prized prospect. He built up a fan base in the New York area with his all-action style, while remaining undefeated for six years. He suffered two losses following some inactivity and promotional issues. Now, with a new promoter and a new manager, Galarza is ready to resume his climb to the top of the hot 154 lb. division.
After nearly a year-long lay  off, Galarza can’t wait to re-enter the ring and is excited to be fighting under the Main Events’ banner. He said, “I am just one of those fighters who will never turn down anyone. I will fight anyone. I wanted to work with Main Events because I have seen what they have done in the past. I like the way they move their fighters. I have seen what they have done with Curtis Stevens and, for me, I just felt that it was a perfect fit. After speaking with Kathy [Duva] and Jolene [Mizzone], I just knew it was right.”
Galarza added, “My goal right now is to get back into the ring and start taking over. I am just grateful that Main Events has given me this opportunity right now. I promise that I am going to give my all and give everything that I have left to give to this sport. I am going to dedicate myself and put my heart into this. I guarantee you that my story hasn’t ended. You are going to hear a champion’s story told about me and it is going to be a story worth talking about. We are going for the movie!”
Daughter Joy Looks on as Frank Signs his Main Events’ Promotional Contract
Photo Courtesy of Frank Galarza
Frank carries the same passion that he feels for his boxing career into his personal life. He believes it is imperative that he give back to his community. In addition to his rigorous schedule training, his day job as a personal trainer and parenting his first child, seven-month old daughter, Joy, he is also heavily involved in a youth program he founded in 2014 called Youth Fighting Forward that currently operates in Brooklyn and Danbury, CT. “We focus on the kids. We try to offer free boxing classes for the kids as well as mentoring and tutoring,” explained Galarza. For more information regarding Frank’s passion project, Youth Fighting Forward, visit:
“Notorious” is managed by Adrian Clark who also manages Main Events stablemate Cassius Chaney. When asked about Galarza’s signing with Main Events he said, “Extremely happy to have Frank with such a prestigious company as Main Events. After meeting with Frank and learning what he wanted for the remainder of his career, it was a no brainer for me to reach out to Kathy & Jolene to make this happen. I told Frank, all he has to do is deliver, they will make you a star.”
“Frank Galarza is one of the fighters that I’ve always felt we could promote well,” said Main Events CEO Kathy Duva. “He has a fan-friendly style and fans in the New York and Connecticut area, so he’s really a perfect fit for Main Events. Now it’s time to get to work!”
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Third phase of online ticket sales to kick off

Jul 20, 2017 0

Third phase of online ticket sales to kick off

After an impressive response by fans following phases 1 and 2 of ticket sales for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) is set to launch phase 3 on 21 July, which will last until 5 October on During this phase, fans will have the opportunity to buy individual tickets to watch the stars of tomorrow with a 25% discount.

In Kolkata, Kochi and Guwahati, all available tickets were sold in the first two phases.

Speaking about the launch, FIFA Deputy Secretary General Zvonimir Boban said: “The outcome of the first two sales phases confirmed the unique football passion of India’s fans. We are very confident that the upcoming sales phase will continue the trend as the sense of anticipation grows in every host city. This year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup will be an absolute milestone in the competition’s history.”

After the Official Draw determined the fate of all 24 participating countries, another host city – New Delhi, the venue for all of host country India’s matches – has attracted great interest from local fans, with ticket sales exceeding the 100,000 mark on 14 July.

Describing what is surely a revolutionary chapter in Indian Football, LOC Tournament Director Javier Ceppi commented: “The response that we have had in the first two phases has been fantastic and we expect it to continue like that. Football fans in the country have shown their interest in the tournament and we are very sure that Indian supporters will put a tremendous show for all the rest of the world to watch in October.”

A total of 52 matches will be played between 6 and 28 October. The Official Draw has thrown up some brilliant group-stage matches, with several blockbuster encounters on offer in all host cities. The 24 qualified teams will begin the tournament in six groups of four, with the top two teams in each group making it through to the knockout stage.

Visa, an official FIFA Partner, is the preferred payment method of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

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Espectacular presentación del nuevo uniforme de los Pumas y casa del primer equipo

Jul 20, 2017 0

Espectacular presentación del nuevo uniforme de los Pumas y casa del primer equipo

En una espectacular ceremonia, celebrada en las Instalaciones de la Cantera, fue presentada la nueva indumentaria que será utilizada por los Pumas de la UNAM durante la temporada 2017-2018 de la Liga MX.

Los integrantes del primer equipo auriazul posaron con el nuevo uniforme, que rinde homenaje a los 90 años de práctica de futbol americano en la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

En el uniforme de local predomina el color blanco, uno de los característicos en la historia del Club Universidad, con el puma en el pecho en azul marino. Sobre el cuello redondo de la playera se observa un cintillo azul y dentro de la camiseta, en la etiqueta superior, se aprecia el escudo característico del equipo de futbol americano, conformado por las letras U y M (Universidad de México). Sobre ambas mangas se integra una amplia franja en color azul rodeada de dos delgadas líneas en color oro, honrando nuevamente a los uniformes que se han portado en el deporte de las tacleadas. El uniforme de visitante presenta el mismo esquema de diseño, pero con el color azul en lugar del blanco y el puma en dorado.

Los nuevos uniformes, que estarán disponibles en las tiendas deportivas a partir de este jueves, cuentan con la tecnología Nike Dri-FIT, que lleva el sudor del cuerpo hacia el exterior de las prendas, haciendo que se evapore rápidamente. Esto permite que los jugadores mejoren su rendimiento al mantenerse secos y cómodos. Los orificios de ventilación cortados con láser, así como los paneles de malla colocados en zonas específicas del uniforme, están diseñados para mejorar el rendimiento mediante el aumento de la circulación de aire en el cuerpo de los jugadores, con lo que se ayuda a regular su temperatura.

En la ceremonia estuvieron como invitados especiales algunos integrantes del equipo Pumas CU de futbol americano -entre ellos su capitán Abraham Herrera-, así como los patrocinadores del Club, medios de comunicación y el plantel que disputará el torneo Apertura 2017, con excepción del mediocampista Jesús Gallardo, convocado en estos momentos a la Selección Nacional.

Se inauguró la nueva casa del primer equipo.

En el marco de la presentación del nuevo uniforme de los Pumas, se inauguró la nueva casa del primer equipo, ubicado en las instalaciones de Cantera.

El presidente del equipo felino, Rodrigo Ares de Parga, junto con distinguidas personalidades de la UNAM, el Ingeniero Leopoldo Silva, el doctor Leonardo Lomelí y el maestro Javier de la Fuente, cortaron el listón con lo que quedaron inauguradas las instalaciones que albergarán al primer equipo a partir de este torneo.

Dicho inmueble cuenta con última tecnología en aparatos de terapia física y rehabilitación, como una caminadora gravitacional, plataforma electrónica (la cual sirve para medir la capacidad de propiocepción, equilibrio y estabilización). También tiene mesas eléctricas de distintas posiciones para tratamientos fisiátricos y masajes, una diatermia, un rayo láser robótico, una cámara de nitrógeno, aparatos de magnetoterapia y demás elementos de alto nivel en electroterapia.

Por si fuera poco, en las instalaciones podemos encontrar también, un gimnasio con tecnología de punta, con lo cual, en conjunto, la nueva Casa Club del primer equipo es al nivel de los mejores equipos del mundo.

De esta manera, la Directiva auriazul cumplió uno de sus objetivos: que los jugadores del primer equipo se preparen en la Cantera, y al mismo tiempo nuestros jóvenes de Fuerzas Básicas puedan convivir con ellos y tengan una motivación extra para dejar lo mejor de sí en pro del Club.

Cortesia: Club Pumas

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Honduras Nombrado Sede del Campeonato de Futsal de Clubes de CONCACAF 2017

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Honduras Nombrado Sede del Campeonato de Futsal de Clubes de CONCACAF 2017
Ocho clubes competirán por el título regional de Futsal de clubes en agosto

Miami, FL (Miércoles, 19 de julio de 2017) –  La Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (CONCACAF) anunció hoy que Honduras será sede del Campeonato de Futsal de Clubes de CONCACAF 2017 el cual se jugará del 21 al 26 de agosto del 2017.

El campeonato por invitación, que contará con ocho de los mejores clubes de Futsal de la región, los cuales representarán a ocho Asociaciones Miembro de CONCACAF, se jugará en su totalidad en la Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán en Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Los ocho clubes participantes incluyen a tres representantes de Norteamérica, Sporting Outlaws FC (CAN), Sidekicks (MEX) y Elite Futsal (USA). Los equipos de Centroamérica serán el Grupo Line Futsal (CRC), Soyapango FC (SLV) y Universidad Pedagógica Nacional (HON), y los representantes de la región del Caribe serán Habana (CUB) y FAX Futsal (GLP).

El sorteo oficial se realizará a las 12:00 PM ET, el viernes 21 de julio, en la sede de CONCACAF en Miami Beach, FL y dividirá a los equipos participantes en dos grupos de cuatro equipos cada uno.

La edición inaugural del Campeonato de Futsal de Clubes de CONCACAF se disputó en 2014, en la Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala. Guatemala de Guatemala fue coronado campeón, superando al Borussia de Costa Rica en penales 5-4. Sidekicks de México y Habana de Cuba harán su segunda aparición en el Campeonato de Futsal de Clubes de CONCACA este año.

Campeonato de Futsal de Clubes de CONCACAF 2017
: 21 al 26 de agosto de 2017
Sede: Honduras
Equipos: 8
Caribe (2)
Centroamérica (3)
Norteamérica (3)

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Crédito: Golden Boy Promotions
            SAN DIEGO, California  19 de julio de 2017. Canelo Álvarez (49-1-1, 34 nocáuts) regresó a San Diego, California por octava vez consecutiva y por sexta como atracción principal de un pago por evento, para empezar el campamento para su esperado mega combate contra Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 nocáuts) por el campeonato mundial mediano el 16 de septiembre en el fin de semana festivo de la Independencia de México, desde la flamante T-Mobile Arena de Las Vegas.

El ídolo tapatío, quien luchara por la supremacía de los medianos, compartió su rutina diaria. La rutina diaria de Canelo consiste en:
·       Correr de 6:00 a.m. a 6:30 a.m.
·       Desayunar después de correr y luego descansando.
·       Comer algo liviano a la 1:00 p.m. antes de ir al gimnasio
·       Entrenar en el gimnasio de 2:00 p.m. a 5:00 p.m. lunes, miércoles y viernes (haciendo ejercicios, haciendo manoplas, saltando cuerda, etc.).
·       Hacer sesión de sparring los martes, jueves y sábados
Canelo, quien recientemente cumplió 27 años de edad, dijo lo siguiente con respecto a su campamento de cara al magno evento:

“Básicamente, el campamento es de levantarse temprano como a las 6:00 de la mañana para correr y después descansar y preparar para el entrenamiento, el sparring, la estrategia, y lo que normalmente trabajamos”, dijo Canelo Álvarez.

“Soy un peleador contragolpeador y el estilo de él es de un peleador agresivo, y creo que se acomodan muy bien los estilos para dar una gran pelea. Mi estilo sobresale siempre a un estilo cómo el de Golovkin”.
“El sparring es con peleadores similares a tu rival, similares para tratar de asimilar el mismo estilo. Eso es lo que se busca en un sparring, que tenga el mismo estilo que tu rival”, finalizó.
Óscar De La Hoya, Presidente y Jefe Ejecutivo de Golden Boy Promotions agregó, “Canelo [Álvarez] es el peleador más disciplinado en el boxeo. Toma cada campamento en serio y sé que estará en la mejor forma de su vida para este choque con Golovkin [Gennady] el 16 de septiembre en la T-Mobile Arena y en vivo por HBO Pay Per View”, aseveró.
Canelo vs. Golovkin es un combate a 12 rounds por el Campeonato mundial mediano presentado por Golden Boy Promotions y GGG Promotions y patrocinado por Tecate, BORN BOLD, Hennessy, Never Stop, Never Settle, y O‘Reilly’s Auto Parts. El evento se realizará el sábado16 de septiembre en la flamante T-Mobile Arena y será producido y distribuido en vivo por HBO Pay Per View®.
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Unbeaten Super Bantamweight Vladimir Tikhonov to Face Jesse Angel Hernandez in Opening Bout Live on SHOWTIME® (10:30 p.m. ET/PT) From MGM Grand Detroit


DETROIT (July 19, 2017) – Junior welterweight knockout artist Bakhtiyar “Bakha Bullet” Eyubov (13-0, 11 KOs) will face fellow undefeated prospect Sonny “Pretty Boi” Fredrickson (17-0, 11 KOs) in a 10-round ShoBox: The New Generation co-featured bout Friday, Aug. 4 live on SHOWTIME from MGM Grand Detroit.


The match-up will serve as the chief supporting bout of Salita Promotions’ “BATTLE OF THE BEST” – a women’s 10-round super middleweight unification between two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa “T-Rex” Shields (3-0, 1 KO) and WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Nikki Adler (16-0, 9 KOs).  Adler vs. Shields is also for the vacant IBF Super Middleweight Title.


In the opening bout of the telecast at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, undefeated consensus Top-10-ranked super bantamweight Vladimir Tikhonov (15-0, 9 KOs), of Russia, will face Texas slugger Jesse Angel Hernandez (8-1, 6 KOs) in an eight-round matchup of fellow southpaws.

Note: The ShoBox telecast will now begin at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT immediately following the premiere of Episode 1 of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. McGregor. The start time was previously announced as 10 p.m. ET/PT.


Tickets for the event promoted by Salita Promotions are on sale now and priced at $350, $250, $125 and $60. They will be available at Eyubov vs. Fredrickson is promoted in association with Roc Nation.


The 30-year-old Brooklyn-based Eyubov is originally from Aktjubinsk, Kazakhstan.  A charismatic showman, Eyubov is a fast-rising prospect – his fight against Fredrickson will be Eyubov’s third on ShoBox: The New Generation.  He stopped then 16-2-1 Jared Robinson in three rounds in January 2016 and took an exciting 10-round split decision from veteran Karim Mayfield in August 2016.


“I simply want to fight the best,” Eyubov said.  “Sonny is a skilled fighter who I know will come to fight. I look forward to putting on a great show for fans at MGM Detroit and those watching on SHOWTIME. Expect a special performance on August 4.”


The 22-year-old Fredrickson hails from Toledo, Ohio. Tall and rangy for the weight, Fredrickson stands an imposing 6-foot-2 and has power in both hands. He compiled an outstanding amateur record of 120-8 (60 KOs) and collected numerous accolades, including the 2013 National PAL Bronze Medalist (141 lbs.), the 2013 National Golden Gloves Final Eight (141 lbs.), five Toledo Golden Glove Championships and two Ohio State Junior Olympics Championships.


Fredrickson said, “Going up against another undefeated fighter will be a great opportunity for me to showcase my skills in front of the world  Personally, I feel like I have much to prove and I’m looking forward to making a strong statement against a tough, quality fighter.  I’ve been training hard to get this chance and I’m looking forward to putting together a great performance.”


The 27-year-old Tikhonov was born in Grozny and now lives in Saint Petersburg, Russia.  A former decorated amateur boxer, Tikhonov finished with a record of 85-15 and is designated a “Sport Master of Russia,” a prestigious honor bestowed upon the country’s top athletes.  Currently rated No. 9 by the WBA and No. 10 by the IBF and WBO, the southpaw has made his training home in Detroit for this fight.


Tikhonov said, “I came to Detroit and am training at the Kronk Gym to round out my camp. Russia has a great school of boxing and I feel very prepared.  With that Kronk Gym magic, the sky is the limit. I can’t wait to show my skills to the world on August 4.”


The 26-year-old Jesse Angel Hernandez, of Fort Worth, Texas, compiled a 68-6 record as an amateur in Texas before turning pro in 2009.  The southpaw was inactive for five years due to managerial issues and a shortage of local gyms, but has rededicated his career since returning in 2014 and has since remained active.  The 5-foot-8 Hernandez comes from a boxing family and is one of 16 brothers and sisters.  Nine of the boys were boxers and six turned professional, including Jose “El Loco” Hernandez, who scored a draw against former world champion Mickey Bey, and Rodrigo Hernandez, who fought to the only draw with Leo Santa Cruz.


Hernandez said, “I will do everything to entertain and make the folks giving me this opportunity proud of their decision to give me this spotlight. I have been doing this since I was a young kid. Boxing runs through my family’s blood, and I’m coming to turn people’s heads, showcase my talent, and show I’m a force to be reckoned with. Catch me throwing bombs on August 4.”


Dmitriy Salita, head of Salita Promotions, said, “Both fights are between top contenders with real aspirations for world titles soon.  This is what ShoBox is all about, the best fighting the best.  August 4 is going to be a memorable event, top to bottom, with the birth of new stars in several weight classes.  Detroit, Mich., the birth place of numerous boxing greats, is the perfect location for this night of exciting world-class championship boxing.”

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