FIFA Technical Study Group: high expectations ahead of France 2019

May 21, 2019
France is gearing up to host a ground-breaking edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ with a starting list of teams which includes, among others, the current top ten of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking as well as four newcomers, Chile, Jamaica, Scotland and South Africa.FIFA has gathered a select group of experts for its Technical Study Group (TSG), whose analysis of the 52 matches will comprise a detailed breakdown of the action on the pitch and the identification of potential trends for inclusion in the technical report that will be distributed to all FIFA member associations after the competition.Under the umbrella of the FIFA Coaching & Player Development Department led by Branimir Ujević, the TSG will feature the following experts:April Heinrichs (Head, USA)Sun Wen (China PR )Nadine Kessler (Germany)Élisabeth Loisel (France)Clémentine Touré (Côte d’Ivoire)Profiles of the TSG experts as well as a full interview with April Heinrichs are available on FIFA.com.“I think this is going to be the fastest Women’s World Cup ever if you consider how transitions from defence to attack, or from in possession to out of possession, will be executed from a technical and tactical point of view. We can expect to see plenty of adjustments, and in the end I believe that tactical decision-making will be very important. The teams will be taking the initiative, playing proactive football, and trying to win and score as many goals as possible,” said Heinrichs, who captained the USA to glory at the first FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1991 before taking the reins as the team’s head coach and leading them to Olympic gold in 2004.The TSG experts will be supported by FIFA TSG Deputy Project Leader Patricia González, FIFA Goalkeeping Specialist Pascal Zuberbühler, FIFA TSG Coordinator and former Swiss women’s national team captain Prisca Steinegger, and FIFA Performance & Game Analyst Chris Loxston.The TSG will be responsible for deciding on the following award winners:the adidas Golden, Silver and Bronze Balls for the best playersthe adidas Golden, Silver and Bronze Boots for the leading goalscorers (if two or more players score the same number of goals, the number of assists, as determined by the TSG members, will be decisive)the adidas Golden Glove for the best goalkeeperthe FIFA Best Young Player award (for players born on or after 1st of January 1999)the FIFA Fair Play AwardThe technical reports from previous competitions are available here.
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La Fiera Muestra Poderío en la Ida

May 17, 2019

Justo cuando parecía que América tenía todo controlado, que insistía en demasía ante el arco de León, La Fiera despertó y con una construcción certera de Rubens Sambueza, que definió José Juan Macías, sentenció la Ida de las Semifinales de la LIGA Bancomer MX entre estos dos equipos, a la espera de la resolución en la Vuelta, en la cancha de los esmeraldas.

El comienzo del encuentro fue ríspido, muy disputado, ambos equipos anularon sus ataques y evitaron hacerse daño. El Primer Tiempo ofreció escasas emociones, más allá de un par de embates por cada escuadrón. Sin embargo, el reinicio en el complemento brindó una versión más insistente de Las Águilas. 

Fue al minuto 69, cuando José Juan Macías definió de buena manera un embate construido por Rubens Sambueza, que instantes antes ya había dado muestra de su capacidad para hacerle daño al arco de Agustín Marchesín. El tanto le devolvió confianza a La Fiera, que volvía al partido. Victoria esmeralda.

#JUGADORDELPARTIDO
Antes del comienzo del encuentro, un cambio en la alineación de León le dio ingreso a Rubens Sambueza, en sustitución de José Iván Rodríguez. Aunque el Primer Tiempo careció de presencia ofensiva, en el complemento fue la válvula determinante para que León consiguiera una victoria frente al América. 

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Árbitros Convocados para la Copa Oro 2019 de Concacaf

May 17, 2019

Los árbitros estarán concentrados en Dallas, TX y viajarán a los partidos en las 17 sedes de la competencia
Miami (Viernes, 17 de mayo de 2019) – La Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (Concacaf) anunció hoy a los árbitros y árbitros asistentes que han sido seleccionados para la Copa Oro 2019 de Concacaf. Los 48 oficiales tuvieron que completar varias evaluaciones y pruebas de condición física, para garantizar que pudieran ser considerados para la competencia de equipos nacionales más prestigiosa de Concacaf.

“Al preparar a nuestros árbitros élite para la competencia principal de selecciones nacionales de Concacaf, no hemos dejado ninguna piedra sin mover. El equipo de árbitros seleccionados representa lo mejor de nuestra Confederación en términos de conocimiento del fútbol, capacidad técnica y preparación física”, dijo el Director de Arbitraje de Concacaf, Brian Hall. “Acabamos de completar una capacitación previa al torneo de cinco días centrada en nuestro objetivo de preparar al equipo de árbitros por excelencia. Confiamos en que nuestros árbitros estarán preparados para tener un desempeño sobresaliente cuando la competencia comience el 15 de junio en el Rose Bowl de Los Angeles, California”.

Para ver la lista completa de árbitros, árbitros asistentes y asesores de árbitros, haga clic aquí.

Como parte del Memorando de Entendimiento con la Confederación Asiática de Fútbol (AFC), Concacaf también anunció que un trío de árbitros de Catar oficiará partidos durante el torneo de este verano.

“Después de una exitosa participación de los árbitros de Concacaf en la Copa Asiática 2019, nos enorgullece continuar colaborando con la AFC en nuestros torneos. Esta será la primera vez que un trío de árbitros de la AFC participará en una Copa Oro de Concacaf. Este intercambio complementa nuestros esfuerzos para elevar el nivel de arbitraje en Concacaf “, agregó Hall.

El Comité de Árbitros de Concacaf aprobó la lista de participantes, que fueron revisados y seleccionados por el Equipo Asesor Técnico de Árbitros de Concacaf, en un grupo regional de expertos en arbitraje. Este equipo incluye miembros del Programa Avanzado de Árbitros Talentosos (TARP). Los árbitros de TARP forman parte de la estrategia de desarrollo de la Confederación para brindar la oportunidad de trabajar con oficiales élite en preparación para futuras competiciones. Las asignaciones de árbitros para cada partido serán publicadas en el Centro de Medios de Concacaf antes de cada partido. 
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RUTHLESS’ ROMERO DUNO CAPTURES NABO LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE WITH VICTORY AGAINST JUAN ANTONIO ‘MOZO’ RODRIGUEZ

May 17, 2019

‘RUTHLESS’ ROMERO DUNO CAPTURES NABO LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE WITH VICTORY AGAINST JUAN ANTONIO ‘MOZO’ RODRIGUEZ
MANNY ‘CHATO’ ROBLES III RETAINS NABF FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST RIGOBERTO HERMOSILLO IN CO-MAIN EVENT
THURSDAY, MAY 16 AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

(ABOVE: Romero Duno captured the NABO Lightweight Title with a decision victory over Juan Antonio Rodriguez on  May 16 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino)

Photo Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy
INDIO, CALIF. (May 16, 2019)
: Filipino contender “Ruthless” Romero Duno (20-1, 15 KOs) of Cotabato, Philippines defeated Juan Antonio “Mozo” Rodriguez (30-8, 26 KOs) of Puebla, Mexico to capture the vacant NABO Lightweight Title via ninth-round technical split decision in the scheduled 10-round main event of the May 16 edition of the Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. Duno won with scores of 85-84 and 86-83, while one judge scored the fight 85-84 for Rodriguez. The fights were streamed live on RingTV.com and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page. The series is also available on regional sports networks around the nation.
“I feel good. Thank you so much to everyone who came,” said Romero Duno. “I want to thank my opponent and his team. This was a great fight. I don’t know why, but when Mexicans and Filipinos fight, we always fight hard and strong. We fight tough. In my next fight, I would fight anyone. It all depends on my promoters.”
“The referee asked me if I could see,” said Juan Antonio Rodriguez. “I said that it was hard for me to see, so they stopped the fight. I didn’t have enough time to prepare, but that doesn’t effect what happened. The better man won tonight. After all the head-butts and low blows, I guess the better man won.”In the co-main event, Manny “Chato” Robles III (18-0, 8 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. defeated Rigoberto Hermosillo (11-1-1, 8 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico via majority decision in a 10-round slugfest for the NABF Featherweight Title. Robles won with scores of 97-92 and 96-93, while one judge scored it 95-94 for Hermosillo.
“Rigoberto Hermosillo was a tough opponent,” said Manny Robles III. “I take my hat off to him. But I felt I got the victory. I landed harder shots, and I landed more throughout the fight. I was smarter in there than he was.”
Genaro “El Conde” Gamez (9-0, 6 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. beat Daniel Evangelista (20-10-2, 16 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in the first round of an eight-round super lightweight fight. Gamez won via knockout with time 2:43 of the aforementioned round.
“I feel happy, said Genaro Gamez. “I feel excited. I got the knockout. We don’t usually go for it but we got it. Of course I can still make 135 if there’s a championship fight. There were personal things in the past, and that’s why I was inactivate. But that’s behind me, and I’m coming back stronger.”
Carlos “The Solution” Morales (18-4-3, 7 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. defeated Pedro Navarrete (30-24-3, 19 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. via knockout in a scheduled eight-round lightweight bout. Morales stopped Navarrete at 2:02 of the fifth round.
Sean “Sugar Rush” Garcia (4-0, 2 KOs) of Victorville, Calif. scored a second-round technical knockout victory against Martin Cardona (26-20, 18 KOs) of Tucson, Arizona in a scheduled four-round featherweight battle. The fight was stopped at the end of the aforementioned round after Cardona refused to leave his stool to continue.
“This is great. I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time,” said Sean Garcia. “I’m ready for a promoter to take my career to the next level.”
Dihul Olguin (14-12-3 9 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico beat Tenochtitlan “T-Dog” Nava (7-2, 1 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. via majority decision in a six-round super featherweight fight. Olguin won with scores of 56-58 and 55-59, while one judge scored it a 57-57 draw.
“I’m proud for having scored a victory,” said Dihul Olguin. “I won this fight with a broken hand. I’m proud that I could get the win with just one hand.”
Kevin Anton (1-0, 1 KOs) of Palmdale, Calif. defeated Lashawn Alcocks (1-6) of Queens, New York via knockout in the second round of a welterweight fight originally scheduled for four rounds. Anton won with a time of :53 seconds of the aforementioned round.
“It feels amazing to make my pro debut,” said Kevin Anton. “It’s been a long time coming. We’re finally here, and we’re going to make some noise.”
Duno vs Rodriguez was a 10-round lightweight fight for the vacant NABO Lightweight Title presented by Golden Boy in association with Sanman Boxing and Don Chargin & Paco Presents. The event was sponsored by Tecate “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING.”The fights took place on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. 

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Richard Commey to Defend Lightweight World Title Against Former Champion Ray Beltran on ESPN

May 17, 2019

June 28: Richard Commey to Defend Lightweight World Title Against Former Champion Ray Beltran

Live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes from Pechanga Resort Casino
Carlos Adames-Patrick Day 154-pound clash to serve as co-feature
TICKETS ON SALE NOW 

Something has to give. IBF lightweight world champion Richard Commey is one of the division’s biggest punchers. For his first title defense, he’ll face a rugged ex-champion who hasn’t been knocked out in more than a decade.

Commey will defend his belt against former WBO lightweight world champion Ray Beltran in the Top Rank on ESPN main event Friday, June 28 at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California. In the 10-round co-feature, undefeated Dominican puncher Carlos “Caballo Bronco” Adames will defend his NABO and NABF 154-pound belts against Patrick Day.

Commey-Beltran and Adames-Day will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The undercard will stream live on ESPN+, the leading multi-sport streaming service, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with DiBella Entertainment, tickets for this world championship event priced at $149, $129, $79, $59, and $29 are on sale now and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in person at the Pechanga Resort Casino box office.

“I’m honored to be headlining an ESPN show as a world champion and to be fighting former world champion Ray Beltran, whom I have the utmost respect for,” Commey said. “This is an opportunity for me to show the American public that I’m here to become the undisputed lightweight champion of the world. The path is set, and come June 28, I’ll be ready to rock ‘n’ roll.”

“I’m excited about this fight with Richard Commey. I’ve been the WBO champion, and I intend to be the IBF champion on June 28,” Beltran said. “I expect a tough fight, but that’s the kind of fight I like. We are both very experienced, so it will come down to who is willing to lay his heart on the line that night. After losing my title to Jose Pedraza, I think some people thought I was done, but I always come back and prove that I belong. I’m excited to announce that Freddie Roach is back in my corner after all these years. When I was working with Manny Pacquiao, I saw what Freddie can do, both in camp and in the corner. I’m grateful to Top Rank and ESPN for having me back. The only thing I want for my birthday (July 23) is the IBF world title.”

“Richard Commey, the pride of Ghana, is a physically imposing, hard-punching lightweight champion,” said Lou DiBella, Commey’s promoter. “We’re thrilled that his first defense will be a high-profile fight against tenacious former world champion Ray Beltran. Richard wants to be a unified champion and a star. On June 28, he has an opportunity to raise his profile worldwide.”

Commey (28-2, 25 KOs) blew away Isa Chaniev via second-round TKO Feb. 2 in Frisco, Texas, to win the vacant IBF world title. He had previously challenged Robert Easter Jr. for that belt, dropping a razor-thin split decision in September 2016. His only other loss came via split decision less than three months later to Denis Shafikov in Shafikov’s home country of Russia. Since then, he has won four in a row and is fully recovered from a right knuckle injury suffered during the Chaniev fight. A proud native of Accra, Ghana, Commey hails from the same neighborhood that produced former world champions Ike Quartey, Joshua Clottey, David Kotey, Alfred Kotey, Joseph Agbeko and the legendary Azumah Nelson.

Beltran (36-8-1, 22 KOs), the former sparring partner to the stars, realized his world championship dreams in February 2018, besting Paulus Moses by unanimous decision to win the WBO lightweight world title. His title reign was short-lived, as he was defeated by Jose Pedraza via unanimous decision last August. Beltran rebounded from that setback, returning in February to knock out then-unbeaten 140-pound contender Hiroki Okada in the ninth round.

Adames (17-0, 14 KOs) has won three straight bouts by knockout since electing to campaign at 154 pounds. A former amateur star from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Adames grew up with 35 siblings and turned to the sport at the age of 12 after an older brother took him to a gym. In his last bout, April 20 on the Terence Crawford-Amir Khan undercard, he blew away perennial contender Frank Galarza in four rounds. Day (17-2-1, 6 KOs), from Freeport, New York, has won six in a row, including two wins against previously unbeaten fighters. He made a statement Feb. 2 in Frisco, Texas, outboxing Ismail Iliev (11-0-1 at the time) over 10 rounds.

“This fight represents a big step in the right direction for me and my career,” Adames said. “I am thrilled with this opportunity, and as I have always promised to my people of the Dominican Republic, I will be the next world champion from the island and the new face of Dominican boxing.”

“Time to show the world who Pat Day is,” Day said. “These are the fights I dreamed of on my way to top 10 contention. Now that I am here, I intend to advance to a world title. I respect what Carlos brings to the table, but he has never fought a guy like me. I am focused on winning and looking good doing it.”

The action-packed ESPN+ stream will include the following bouts:

  • Saul “Neno” Rodriguez (23-0-1, 17 KOs) will take on Miguel Angel “Miguelito” Gonzalez (24-4, 21 KOs) in a super featherweight bout scheduled for 10 rounds. Rodriguez has notched a pair of knockout wins since returning from a nearly two-year layoff.
  • Middleweight prospect Tyler Howard (17-0, 11 KOs) will face the upset-minded Manny “Shake Em’ Up Woods (16-8-1, 6 KOs) in an eight-rounder.
  • Ruben Rodriguez (6-0, 2 KOs), a 22-year-old super lightweight prospect from Indio, California, will fight Vicente Morales (2-2-2, 1 KO) in a six-rounder.
  • Raymond Muratalla (7-0, 5 KOs) will look to extend his knockout streak to three against Javier Martinez (4-6, 3 KOs) in a lightweight fight scheduled for six rounds. 
  • Super featherweight sensation Christopher “The Boy” Zavala (4-0, 2 KOs) will fight Prisco Marquez (4-0-1, 1 KO) in a four-rounder.
  • Middleweight prospect David “Lion of Zion” Kaminsky (4-0, 2 KOs), an 18-year-old from Israel, will face veteran Osbaldo Gonzalez (6-4, 4 KOs) in a four-rounder.
  • 2016 Australian Olympian Daniel Lewis (1-0, 1 KO) will see action in a six-round middleweight contest in his Top Rank debut.
  • Super lightweight prospect Elvis Rodriguez (2-0, 2 KOs) will face an opponent to be named in a four-rounder.

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TERMINA XOLOS PARTICIPACIÓN EN EL CLAUSURA 2019

May 12, 2019

La participación del Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente en el Torneo de Clausura 2019 concluyó este sábado, tras caer 2-1 en el juego de Vuelta de los Cuartos de Final.

Previamente, en el Estadio Caliente, los escarlatas se habían impuesto 3-1, lo que dejó un marcador final de 5-2.

Terminó así el primer certamen al mando del Director Técnico colombiano, Óscar Pareja, quien junto con su Cuerpo Técnico y jugadores acumularon 28 puntos en la tabla general y en el Torneo de Copa, avanzaron hasta la etapa de Semifinales.

Los goles del encuentro fueron marcados por el jugador Joel Nathaniel, a los minutos 8 y 28, mientras que el descuento corrió a cargo de Gustavo La Pantera Bou, al 44.

Se espera que el próximo certamen de liga comienza el viernes 19 de julio.

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RYAN GARCIA DEFEATS JOSE ‘WONDER BOY’ LOPEZ IN FRONT OF SOLD-OUT

Apr 2, 2019

RYAN GARCIA DEFEATS JOSE ‘WONDER BOY’ LOPEZANGEL ‘TITO’ ACOSTA STOPS GANIGAN LOPEZ IN CO-MAIN EVENTSATURDAY MARCH 30, 2019 AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO AND STREAMED LIVE EXCLUSIVELY ON DAZN

(ABOVE: Ryan Garcia scored a dominant stoppage victory against Jose Lopez at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and streamed live on DAZN)

Photos/VideosPhoto Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy 


INDIO, CALIF. (March 30, 2019): Rising lightweight star Ryan Garcia (18-0, 14 KOs) of Victorville, Calif. viciously stopped Jose Lopez (20-4-1, 14 KOs) of Carolina, Puerto Rico at the end of two rounds of a scheduled 10-round battle that headlined a stacked night of Golden Boy action. The event took place on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the sold-out Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. and was streamed live on DAZN .  “I’m training with Eddy Reynoso, one of the best trainers in the world right now,” said Ryan Garcia. “My improvements are even going to get better and better. My fights are going to get better and better, and the competition is going to get better. And I’m going to be ready for it. I’m showing everybody that I need to put up the competition because the more I get better, the opposition has to get better. And do I think I’m ready for a world title this year? Hell yes. Defense is the one thing with Eddy that we’re working on every day, and I’ve seen Canelo do it. You’ve seen how much he’s improved over the years, and I’m just learning from the best. So, the more and more I train with my brother [Canelo] right here, the more we’re going to get better” “I just caught him with that right hand over the top,” Garcia continued. “He kept ducking his head, and I just smacked him wherever he went. Boom. It’s like the cobra bag, everywhere he went, I went for it. The first round, I started letting my hands go, because I was going to try to work on some punches, but then I’m like man, I’m going to start hitting him. And that’s when I knew I could get him. Hopefully I fight on the undercard of my guy right here, May 4th, Canelo vs. Jacobs. But wherever my destiny takes me, that’s where I’m going to fight. I’m going to spend time with my new baby, Riley. I did this one for you baby. And all the other fights are for you, baby.” “He’s learning a lot and I’m very impressed because he’s the kind of fighter who, he does what he does in the gym, in the ring, and he did that tonight,” said Canelo Alvarez. “I think he’s the best prospect today.” “He’s on his way,” said Oscar De La Hoya. “Look, he proved it again tonight. There’s a lot of fans that want to see him win that world title. And believe me, it’s going to happen sooner than later.” Angel Acosta (20-1, 19 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico successfully defended his WBO Light Flyweight World Title against Ganigan Lopez (35-9-1, 19 KOs) of Carolina, Puerto Rico via knockout in the eighth round of a fight originally scheduled for twelve rounds. The fight was stopped at 1:55 of the aforementioned round. “We did all the work that we did in the gym,” said Angel Acosta. “Ganigan came here very intelligently. He knew how to move and how to avoid punches, especially after the first round when I hurt him. I want to unify but I also want to get the big purses. I’ve shown that I can knock people out just like the people in the bigger divisions. I’ve had 21 fights and 20 of them have ended by knockout, so I want the big money.” Rocky Hernandez (28-0-3, 24 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico stopped Ibrahim Class (22-6, 10 KOs) of Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania via knockout at 1:58 of the second round of a super featherweight originally slated for ten rounds.  “I showed my ability in there,” said Rocky Hernandez. “This year I plan to show everyone the Mexican style we all love. I also want the world to know who Rocky Hernandez is. Hopefully I can get a world title shot by the end of the year.” Aaron McKenna (7-0, 4 KOs) of Monaghan, Ireland defeated Loretto Olivas, (3-1, 1 KO) Santa Fe, New Mexico via six-round unanimous decision in a welterweight fight. McKenna won with three scores 60-53. “It was fantastic to fight on DAZN,” said Aaron McKenna. “I felt great in there tonight. I felt like I dominated from the first bell. I take my hat off to my opponent. I hit him with some great shots, and I hurt him. But he stuck in there until the end. I’m happy with my performance, and I’m looking forward to fighting on DAZN again soon.” Danielito Zorrilla (11-0, 8 KOs) of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico stopped Gamaliel Diaz (40-20-3, 19 KOs) of Michoacan, Mexico via knockout in the second round of a welterweight battle originally slated for eight rounds. “I feel good,” said Danielito Zorrilla. “This was the kind of fight we were looking. We wanted experienced fighters. I knew what I had to do in there, and thank God for the victory.” Joet Gonzalez (22-0, 12 KOs) of Glendora, Calif. scored a fifth-round knockout victory against Rodrigo Guerrero (26-8-2, 16 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in a scheduled ten-round featherweight fight. Gonzalez stopped Guerrero at 2:27 of the aforementioned round. “It feels great, said Joet Gonzalez. “He’s [Guerrero] never been knocked out, never been stopped, and I was the first to do it. I came in with a game plan, with my mind set that I was going to be the first one, and I did that.” Antonio Orozco (28-1, 17 KOs) of San Diego, California defeated Jose Rodriguez (25-13-1, 16 KOs) of Tamaulipas, Mexico via unanimous decision in a ten-round welterweight bout. Orozco won with scores of 99-91, 97-93 and 97-93. “This was my first camp with Freddie Roach, and it was a lot to absorb,” said Antonio Orozco. “Overall, we got the win, and that’s what is important. We are back in business and debuted on DAZN.” Jeremy Ramos (11-6, 4 KOs) of Bayamon, Puerto Rico defeated Neeco Macias (17-2, 10 KOs) of Palm Desert, Calif via split decision in an eight-round super welterweight war. Ramos won with scores of 77-75 and 78-74, while one judge had it 77-75 for Macias.  Herbert Acevedo Jr. (15-2, 6 KOs) of Garden City, Kansas and Alfonso Olvera (11-5-1, 4 KO) of Tucson, Arizona fought to a split draw in an eight-round super lightweight fight. One judge had 77-75 for Acevedo and another judge had it the same for Olvera; a third judge had it a 76-76 draw.  Garcia vs. Lopez was a 10-round lightweight fight presented by Golden Boy and Miguel Cotto Promotions. The event was sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The event took place on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. and was streamed live exclusively on DAZN.

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Gvozdyk Retiene Título Semi Pesado del CMB

Apr 2, 2019

Gvozdyk Retiene Título Semi Pesado del CMB

Gvozdyk venció a Doudou Ngumbu por nocaut técnico

Kavaliuskas vs. Robinson culmina en empate mayoritario

(Credito de Fotos: Top Rank)
Filadlefia (30 de marzo del 2019) — Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk logró la primera defensa exitosa de su título mundial semipesado del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB), despachando a Doudou Ngumbu en la quinta ronda.

Ngumbu (38-9, 14 KOs) se lesionó la pantorrilla derecha y no pudo continuar, lo que obligó al árbitro Eric Dali a detener la pelea.

Gvozdyk (17-0, 14 KOs) controló la acción y estaba en camino a la victoria cuando se produjo la lesión de Ngumbu. Gvozdyk conectó 47 de 204 golpes, mientras que Ngumbu conectó 18 de 108.

“No fue lo que esperaba, pero hice mi mejor esfuerzo”, dijo Gvozdyk. “A veces esto sucede en el deporte del boxeo. Es lo que es.”

“Mi objetivo es unificar títulos. Esperaré a ver qué me dice mi equipo que haga a continuación”.​

MEAN MACHINE VS. ROBINSON CULMINA EN EMPATE

El contendiente peso welter de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), Egidijus “Mean Machine”, Kavaliauskas se mantuvo carrera para una oportunidad de retar al campeón Terence “Bud” Crawford, aunque no logró el resultado que quería, ya que su combate ante Ray Robinson culminó en un empate mayoritario de 10 asaltos que dejó a ambos peleadores insatisfechos.

Kavaliauskas (21-0-1-0, 17 KOs) presionó la acción, pero ninguno de los dos peleadors resultó herido en lo que fue en gran parte una competencia táctica. Las tarjetas de puntuación (97-93 Robinson, 95-95 2X) reflejaron una pelea con numerosas rondas difíciles de anotar.

Kavaliauskas aún espera que esta pelea lo lleve a una oportunidad de título mundial.

“Gané la pelea y la gané claramente”, dijo Kavaliauskas. “Los jueces no estuvieron de acuerdo, y no puedo controlar qué pelea estaban viendo. Todavía quiero pelear por un título mundial porque considero que esta pelea es una victoria. Todavía estoy invicto, y sé que puedo vencer a todos los campeones en la división peso welter”.

Robinson cree que debería estar en la fila para retar al rey de libra por libra.

“Creo que todos en Filadelfia saben que gané esta pelea”, dijo Robinson. “Al final de la noche, sé que lo derroté. Soy la última persona en vencer a Terence Crawford entre los amateurs, y esa es la pelea que quiero”.

En otros resultados del cartel: • Kudratillo “The Punisher” Abdukakhorov (16-0, 9 KOs) realizó un exitoso debut en los Estados Unidos, logrando una decisión unánime de 12 asaltos (118-110, 117-111, 115-113) sobre Keita Obara (20-4 -1, 18 KOs) en un combate eliminatorio de título mundial peso welter de la FIB. Abdukakhorov, un nativo de Uzbekistán que ahora llama a Malasia su hogar, fue el agresor durante toda la pelea y se acercó a una oportunidad por el título contra el campeón mundial de la FIB Errol Spence Jr.

• Christian Mbilli (14-0, 13 KOs) llegó a la distancia por primera vez como profesional, logrando una victoria por decisión unánime de ocho asaltos sobre Humberto Gutiérrez (33-8-2, 22 KOs) en una pelea de peso súpermediano. Las puntuaciones fueron las siguientes: 80-72 y 79-73 (2x). • El boricua José “Chino” López obligó al prospecto de las 140 libras, Askhat Ualikhanov, a retirarse en su banquillo después de la sexta ronda. Con este triunfo, López (12-1, 10 KOs) se recuperó de una derrota por nocaut en el segundo asalto en agosto pasado. 
•En una de las mayores sorpresas del año en  calendario, Juan Ruiz (22-4, 14 KOs) anotó un nocaut en la cuarta ronda ante el contendiente de peso welter Fredrick Lawson (27-2, 21 KOs). 
 • El prospecto de peso pesado nacido en Filadelfia, Sonny Conto (2-0, 2 KOs) eliminó a Omar Acosta (1-6, 1 KO) con un gancho de izquierda en la primera ronda. Acosta se puso de pie, pero no estaba en condiciones de continuar.
 • El prospecto boricua Jeremy “Magic Hands” Adorno fue victorioso en su debut profesional, eliminando a Sebastian Baltazar (1-4, 0 KOs) con un triunfo por decisión unánime en cuatro asaltos (40-36 3x) en un combate de peso súpergallo.

• El prospecto de peso súper pluma Joshafat “Truth” Ortiz (6-0, 4 KOs) hizo trabajo rápido de James Thomas (6-5, 6 KOs), eliminando a Thomas a los 2:53 de la primera ronda.

• El nativo de Filadelfia Donald Smith (9-0, 6 KOs) noqueó a José Antonio Martínez (11-18, 6 KOs) en la cuarta ronda de una pelea en el peso súperpluma.

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7-TIME WORLD CHAMPION MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA CONFIRMED FOR 5TH ANNUAL BOX FAN EXPO

Mar 26, 2019
7-TIME WORLD CHAMPION 
MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA CONFIRMED FOR 
5TH ANNUAL BOX FAN EXPO, DURING CINCO DE 
MAYO WEEKEND, SATURDAY MAY 4, IN LAS VEGAS
Box Fan Expo is the ultimate fan experience event that gives boxing fans the opportunity to meet-and-greet top fighters, current and former world champions, boxing celebrities and industry people in an up-close personal setting.
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Las Vegas (March 20, 2019) – 7-Time World Champion Marco Antonio Barrera has confirmed that he will appear, have a booth and hold a Meet & Greet with his fans at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 5th Annual Box Fan Expo on Saturday May 4, 2019 from 10a.m to 5pm, during Cinco De Mayo weekend. The Boxing Expo will also coincide with the highly anticipated fight between Canelo Alvarez vs Danny Jacobs, that will take place later that evening at the T-Mobile Arena.
Barrera will make his 3rd appearance at this years’ Expo and will be signing gloves, photos, personal items and memorabilia. Barrera will also have merchandise to sell for fans to enjoy. Boxing Fans will also have an opportunity to take pictures with this boxing legend also known as “The Baby Faced Assassin”
Barrera joins Mia St.John, Juan Manuel Marquez, Vinny Paz, Devin Haney, Earnie Shavers, Al Bernstein, Michael Spinks, WBC, Erik Morales, James Toney and Jessie Vargas as an early commitment to this year’s Box Fan Expo, with many more Top Boxing stars to be announced.
About Marco Antonio Barrera
Barrera is a Mexican former professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2011. He held multiple world championships in three weight classes, including the WBO super bantamweight title three times from 1995 to 2001; the WBC super featherweight title from 2004 to 2007; and the IBF super featherweight title from 2005 to 2006. Additionally, he held the IBO featherweight title in 2001; the lineal featherweight title from 2001 to 2003; and the Ring magazine featherweight title from 2002 to 2003. Barrera is well known for his trilogy with fellow Mexican legend Erik Morales, as well as his duology with Manny Pacquiao, and rivalry with Juan Manuel Marquez. ESPN ranked Barrera as number 43 on their list of the 50 greatest boxers of all time. Barrera was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2017.

About Box Fan ExpoBox Fan Expo is the ultimate boxing fan experience event, which allows fans to meet-and-greet boxing superstars of today, current and former world champions, legends of the sport and other boxing celebrities. Fans can expect to experience various interactions such as autograph and photos sessions, FaceOff with your favorite boxers, pictures with the Ring Card Girls, Live DJ Music, chance to win prizes, purchase merchandise and memorabilia from different booths Exhibitors, “ALL UNDER ONE ROOF”. You won’t want to miss this must-attend Expo!
Box Fan Expo has been a huge success with fans and boxing industry people. Many boxing stars have attended the last four Expos such as Floyd Mayweather, Mike Tyson, Roberto Duran, Tommy Hearns, Marco Antonio Barrera, Roy Jones Jr., Andre Ward, Mikey Garcia, Marcos Maidana, Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales, Errol Spence Jr., Sergio Martinez, Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia, Tim Bradley, Deontay Wilder, Amir Khan, Shawn Porter, Fernando Vargas, Zab Judah, James Toney, Jessie Vargas, Vinny Pazienza, Mia St.John, Leo Santa Cruz, Badou Jack, Terry Norris , Riddick Bowe , Earnie Shavers, Leon Spinks, Danny Jacobs, Abner Mares, Jorge Linares, Brandon Rios and many more…

Exhibitors include: boxing promoters, gear, apparel, equipment, energy drinks, supplement products, broadcasting media, sanctioning bodies, and other companies who wish to participate will once again have a chance to showcase 

Tickets to the Box Fan Expo are available online at: https://boxfanexpo.eventbrite.com
Throughout the next couple of months leading up to the event, there will be weekly updates on the many stars that will commit their appearance at the Boxing Expo. And for anyone in the Boxing industry or other Exhibitors (non-industry), who would like to be involved and reserve a Booth, contact Box Fan Expo:
Telephone number: (514) 572-7222 or Las Vegas Number (702) 997-1927

For any inquiries please email: boxfanexpo@gmail.com

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La estrella peso pluma Carl Frampton se une al establo de Top Rank

Mar 18, 2019

El acuerdo de múltiples peleas traerá las peleas del ex campeón mundial de dos divisiones a las plataformas de ESPN en los Estados Unidos.

El ex campeón mundial de dos divisiones Carl “The Jackal” Frampton y Queensberry Promotions de Frank Warren firmaron un acuerdo de promoción de múltiples peleas con Top Rank en la que es la más reciente colaboración entre Top Rank, MTK Global y Queensberry Promotions.
Frampton, quien hará campaña como peso pluma, traerá uno de los nombres más grandes a una de las divisiones más profundas del boxeo a las plataformas ESPN en los Estados Unidos.

Top Rank, MTK Global y Queensberry Promotions anunciarán pronto la próxima pelea de Frampton. 
“Es una gran noticia que Carl Frampton se haya unido a nosotros en Top Rank”, dijo Bob Arum, legendario promotor de Top Rank. “Él es el epítome de un verdadero guerrero, y estamos orgullosos de estar promoviéndolo mientras trabaja para convertirse en el campeón de peso pluma del mundo una vez más”. “Es un honor para mí asociarme con Top Rank para lo que será el último capítulo de mi carrera”, dijo Frampton. “Mucho crédito para mi equipo de manejo, MTK Global, por haber logrado un acuerdo con la mejor compañía de promoción de boxeo en el planeta. También hace una posibilidad real una pelea, en algún momento en el futuro, con el campeón de la OMB, Oscar Valdez. Mi objetivo, en esta etapa de mi carrera, aún es convertirme en campeón del mundo, y siento alcanzaré mi meta con MTK y Top Rank en mi esquina”.
Jamie Conlan, gerente de desarrollo profesional de MTK Global, dijo: “Carl Frampton es uno de los boxeadores más talentosos que Irlanda haya producido y ahora se ha vinculado con Top Rank, una de las mejores compañías de promoción en el juego. Esta asociación le dará a Carl fantásticas oportunidades para mostrar su talento en el escenario internacional, así como a fortalecer su búsqueda para volver a ser campeón mundial. MTK Global está encantado de haber sido parte de este gran movimiento para Carl”. “Estoy encantado de que hayamos llegado a un acuerdo con Top Rank para promocionar a Carl”, dijo Warren. “La enorme plataforma ofrecida por ESPN en los Estados Unidos es el lugar perfecto para que Carl muestre que aún tiene todo para ofrecer en el nivel superior. Compartimos plenamente la creencia de que Carl puede convertirse nuevamente en un campeón del mundo. Mostró un tremendo corazón contra Josh Warrington en diciembre, y bien podrían terminar encontrándose nuevamente en una gran pelea unificatoria. Los fanáticos del Reino Unido pueden esperar ver cada paso de la aventura estadounidense de Carl en vivo por BT Sport”.
Frampton (26-2, 15 KOs) es un profesional de 10 años que ha batallado contra los mejores peleadores de las 122 y 126 libras. Ganó el título mundial de peso pluma junior de la FIB ante Kiko Martínez en septiembre de 2014, defendió ese cinturón dos veces y luego unificó con una merecida victoria por decisión dividida sobre Scott Quigg el 27 de febrero de 2016. En su próxima pelea, subió hasta peso pluma y se llevó el récord invicto de Leo Santa Cruz por decisión mayoritaria. Perdió una pelea muy disputada ante Santa Cruz en la revancha inmediata y luego logró tres victorias consecutivas hasta su última pelea, una derrota por decisión unánime ante el campeón de peso pluma de la FIB, Warrington, en una de las mejores peleas de acción del 2018.

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