GABRIEL “KING” ROSADO SCORES SIXTH-ROUND TKO VICTORY AGAINST GLEN “JERSEY BOY” TAPIA IN MAIN EVENT OF GOLDEN BOY

Oct 20, 2017
GABRIEL “KING” ROSADO SCORES SIXTH-ROUND TKO VICTORY AGAINST GLEN “JERSEY BOY” TAPIA IN MAIN EVENT OF

GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN AT PARK THEATER AT MONTE CARLO
KEANDRE “THE TRUTH” GIBSON RETURNS WITH MAJORITY DECISION VICTORY AGAINST ALEJANDRO “EL ELEGIDO” BARRERA
 (Gabriel Rosado scored a sixth-round technical knockout victory against Glen Tapia in the main event of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN on Oct. 19)
Photo Credit: 

Derrick Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 19, 2017) Gabriel “King” Rosado (24-11, 14 KOs) earned himself another shot against the top ten of the middleweight division after stopping Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (23-5, 15 KOs) in the sixth round of the scheduled ten-round main event of the latest edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Park Theater at Monte Carlo. Rosado, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, took the center of the ring at the start of the fight, asserting his veteran skills before landing a powerful lead left hook in the sixth round. The hook began a series of more blows that dropped the native of Passaic, New Jersey, who got to his feet once more before another flurry of punches forced the referee to end matters at 1:15 of the same round. Tapia was taken to the hospital shortly after the bout ended.
“Tapia’s the type of guy that when you hurt him, he’ll come forward,” said Rosado. “It was very important to get the win. It was important to make a statement, to be impressive, to put myself back into the mix. I want Canelo Alvarez, Danny Jacobs, or a rematch with David Lemieux. I want to prove that I still have something.”
 
Tonight at Park Theater at Monte Carlo, Golden Boy Promotions invited first responders and other servicemen and women from the Las Vegas community to its boxing event in the wake of the October 1 incident.
 
“Las Vegas has been like a second home to me, and everyone at Golden Boy was devastated by the tragic events of October 1,” said Oscar De La Hoya, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Our thoughts and prayers remain with the city of the Las Vegas and those affected.”
 
In tonight’s co-main event, KeAndre “The Truth” Gibson (18-1-1, 7 KOs) of St. Louis, Missouri returned to the ring with a 10-round majority decision victory against Alejandro “El Elegido” Barrera (27-4, 17 KOs) in a welterweight fight. Gibson began the fight cautiously, which actually worked against him as it provided Barrera with the confidence to hurt him in the third round.
However, by the fourth round, Gibson changed his approach: after landing a right hand and a left hook that wobbled the Mexican warrior, Gibson spent the rest of the fight working more on the inside with his high guard and looking for counterpunches from the outside. Though one judge controversially scored the fight a 95-95 draw, the score was overruled with scores of 97-93 and 98-92 for Gibson.
“I feel good, you know. I feel great,” said Gibson. “I beat an experienced guy, though I think that I could’ve done a better. I’m going to box a little more next time. I’m going to control my distance more and relax. It was a good fight.”
“I feel sad because of the defeat,” said Barrera. “I should’ve done more defensive movements, so I’ll work on that for next time.”
Bekman Soilybayev (12-0, 4 KOs) remained undefeated as he defended his WBC International Super Featherweight Title with a 10-round unanimous decision win against Fernando Vargas (32-15-3, 24 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico. 
Like a bull, Soilybayev, of Almaty, Kazakhstan, pushed forward aggressively in the early rounds, throwing a thudding jab before ripping hard shots to the body. When using his jab, Soilybayev was successful, but when abandoning his jab, he left himself susceptible to shots to the midsection, which he himself landed on Vargas as well. Despite taking serious blows, Vargas’ toughness allowed him to be competitive in every round, though Soilybayev won with scores of 110-99, 99-91 and 98-92.
“I felt good. I went the distance, and I didn’t get tired,” said Soilybayev. “It was just like we practiced. I did all the things I’d been training for. But I do need to keep working at it and work harder to be a world champion. Moving forward, I’m going to work a little harder and polish my skills. I’ll do whatever my trainer says and work hard. 
Las Vegas’ Randy Moreno (10-1, 9 KOs) opened the ESPN 3 undercard stream with an easy second-round technical knockout victory against Miami, Florida’s Raul Chirino (12-7, 6 KOs) in a scheduled six-round lightweight fight. In the first round, Moreno used a sharp jab to the chin and body of Chirino, before closing the distance to land shots on the inside, including hard uppercuts through Chirino’s guard. In the following round, Moreno landed a hard right hand that dropped Chirino, which set up another knockdown that would force referee Jay Nady to stop the fight at 1:35 of the second round.
“I feel good. I feel very happy I got the win,” said Moreno. It’s my first fight back in Vegas for a while, so I’m happy to take home a victory. I could’ve done some things differently, and I’ll work on them in the gym for next time. When I got the TKO and saw him go down, I felt relieved and happy, especially because I was fighting in my home town.”
Rosado vs. Tapia was a 10-round middleweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event was sponsored by Tecate“THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The event was held at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The ESPN 3 livestream of the undercard bouts began approximately at 6:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. ET. The ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes transmission began at 8:00 p.m. PT/11:00 p.m. ET.
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UFC FIGHT NIGHT: COWBOY vs. TILL QUOTES

Oct 20, 2017

WHAT’S ON THE MINDS OF THE STARS OF

UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: COWBOY vs. TILL?

 

Gdansk, Poland — The Octagon® returns to Poland for just the second time in UFC history. UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: COWBOY vs. TILL action takes place this Saturday, October 21, at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland. Here is what the stars had to say ahead of their bouts:

 

Andre Fili:

  • “Artem is very tough. He’s a completely game opponent and I don’t think people give him the credit he deserves. But my fight IQ is better. I understand fighting better. I think that’s going to be the major factor in this fight, my fighting IQ”.
  • “When you win, you’re the man, you feel like a king, but when you lose, everybody has something to say, it’s like the end of the world. So you can’t celebrate your wins too much but you also can’t focus on your losses too much ether.”
  • “I’m focused on myself and on having the greatest performance of my career, the best performance I’ve ever had”.
  • “I don’t care about his record, his career, or what anyone thinks about him; I just care about myself and performing to the absolute best of my ability.”
  • “I have never ever been to Europe so as far as the history and the culture goes, I like it. It’s a very interesting experience to come here.”
  • “He has never been finished before. I am going to be the first person to finish him. I don’t know if it’s going to be on the ground or if it’s going to be standing but however the finish comes, I will take it.”

 

Artem Lobov:

  • On opponent: “He’s well-tested, well-seasoned, he comes from a very good team – Team Alpha Male – so he knows how to fight and he’s not afraid to fight so I love the match-up.”
  • “I don’t know what he’s going to do, but I can tell you as always I’ll press forward, take no steps back and I’ll give the fans a great show as I always have. Russian Hammer is a brand that represents great fights and will continue to do so for the rest of my life.”
  • On his losses – “If you’re put in a competitive environment, losses will happen. Look at Jeremy Stevens – he’s a top 10 featherweight in the world and he’s 13 and 13 in the UFC. These things happen: you can see the same in football or anywhere if you look at the league, even the champions have losses. What kills it for everyone and why I’m so against it is the record pattern because it gives the public the wrong view of the sport. They think you are meant to beat everyone and that’s how it is if you’re a good fighter, which is not the case.”
  • On Cub Swanson fight – “From that fight, I’ve taken that I’m getting close to that level but I’m not there yet. A lot more work needs to be done which I have been doing and will continue doing until I am there.”
  • On training with Connor – “As an MMA fighter, it’s hard to find the time to concentrate on just one discipline. You always have to go between wrestling, grappling, striking, kickboxing, boxing so it’s very hard to actually improve in one discipline.”
  • “It was great for me to take the time and concentrate on my hands and I’ve seen great benefits from that – building the stamina in your hands, being able to control that many shots and sharpen my shots. I’m definitely excited to showcase those skills in this fight.”

 

Jan Blachowicz:

  • “It feels really good for the UFC to come back to Poland again. It’s an amazing feeling to be part of that again, but this time I have to win!”
  • “People in Poland like fighting sports.”
  • “UFC is the biggest organization; it’s the dream of any fighter. This is UFC – if you’re a MMA fighter, you want to be here.”
  • On his opponent: “He is a wrestler, so I know that he will try to take me down. I don’t think he will fight me standing. Maybe he’ll try at the beginning of the fight, but after a few punches he will try to use his wrestling skills to take me down. I’m going to try defend him and punch him again instead.”
  • “I train with Damian Janikowski, the Olympic bronze medalist. Everyone I’m training with tries to take me down and simulate my opponent. I think I’m ready for him.”
  • “I will win by KO in the first or second round. If it’s not going to happen at the beginning of the first round, it’s going to happen in the second.”

 

Devin Clark:

  • “This is my first time out of the States, so good opportunity, good opponent – I’m really excited. It’s fun. I’m a tourist so far and people are nice.
  • “I’ll fight wherever. It’s a fight, I don’t really care where it’s at. That’s part of the reason I wanted to be in the UFC; you get to travel the world, see different things and get paid to do it – why not.
  • “I love that underdog situation, that adversity. I’ve had to deal with it in the past as I grew up wrestling, so it’s nothing new to me. You’ve still got to work. It adds to the feel as well.”
  • “I’ve got my dad here with me. Also, I’m an advocate for down syndrome and there’s a bunch of down syndrome groups here to see me so I’ll have some fans.”
  • On training with Jackson/Wink and having teammates like Jodie on the same card – “It’s been great, knowing that you’re going overseas with the team, it helps with the confidence knowing you’re not going alone. We’re all training for the same date which makes it nice and the intensity rises at about the same time.”
  • On his opponent: “He knows he needs a win and he’s going to come to fight. That’s all I expect. I expect a tough fight and I hope he does the same, because it’s going to be a tough one for him.”
  • “I expect to finish him, but if I don’t, it’s going to be three tough rounds for him and I’m going to grind him out.”

 

Jodie Esquibel:

  • What a great opportunity and position to be in. This is the best opportunity that I’ve ever had – I love the match-up, I love travelling – there was just no question over it.”
  • On her opponent: “All that fan-favourite and excitement around her is pressure that’s not on me. She can have all that, that’s fine. She’s good, she’s great, she’s top-ranked fighter. There’s not any challenge that I haven’t prepared for, so I’m not really worried about the challenge she brings.”
  • “I think the match-up is favorable to myself honestly. She’s never really faced anybody like me stylistically. I’ve been competing MMA at a high level for a long time now. Now it’s a bigger venue and a bigger opponent and I’m ready to rise to the occasion.”
  • “I feel like I’m better all around. She’s really, really great at a few things, but it’s the world of MMA and that means you have to be well-rounded and I feel like I am.”
  • “On Saturday we’ll see a really calm, collected and beautiful debut.”
  • On Poland: “It’s beautiful, it’s amazing. I think it’s awesome – you’re seeing stuff that you never see and it does kind of take away the monotony of fight week. Fight week in your home town is like the longest week ever, but now we’re already here, tomorrow’s weigh-ins and then fight day. I think traveling so far to somewhere so beautiful is a great way to do it.”
  • “The whole experience is great. I’m just trying to be present in every moment and when I win on Saturday I’ll be present in that moment too.”
  • “I’m going to have some fun, be myself and when I allow myself to do that I am victorious.”

 

Karolina Kowalkiewicz:

  • “I never feel pressure before a fight, I love what I do. I feel pressure when I am hungry and I can’t eat a cookie!”
  • “A few years ago, nobody knew UFC in Poland and now everybody knows that UFC is the biggest organization in the world”
  • “I don’t talk about the past. I took my lessons and changed a few things in my training and I hope now that everything will be ok.”
  • “Before fights I am very focused and happy because I’m doing what I love.”
  • “Now I am not thinking about my next fight. I am focused on Saturday and on Jodie. After that we will see.”
  • “I see only one scenario on Saturday – only I can win because we are in Poland. This is my home.”

 

Darren Till:

  • “It’s the biggest moment of my career to date. I’m just trying to live in the moment and make the most of every minute of it.”
  • “This kind of opportunity doesn’t come along all the time. I’ve grabbed it with both hands”.
  • “I’m still a fan of Cowboy. He’s everything you want from a fighter, that’s never going to change. I look up to him and I respect him but, come fight night, I have to put all that to one side and I’ll have to put my fist in his face. It’ll be no different to any other opponent”.
  • “Fighting isn’t about age or experience; it’s about intelligence. I know I’m the most intelligent fighter out there. I don’t think he’s half the fighter I am, I really don’t.”
  • “This fight is my fight, it’s my show. There’s nothing he is bringing to the table that I haven’t seen before”.
  • “The first round, I’m going to mentally break him, I know I am, and he’s going to start questioning himself more as the fight goes on.”
  • “The dream is to headline in my home town. I want to be the first scouser to bring the UFC to Liverpool. Let’s get to the Echo arena, let’s get me a top 10 opponent – that will be one of the most historical moments in my career.”
  • “I have total faith and confidence in the fact that I’m going to be the next British UFC world champion”.
  • “I don’t believe in pressure, you shouldn’t feel that as a fighter. Get on with your job and keep those emotions under control.”
  • “On Saturday Cowboy will see a level that he has never ever seen in his career before”.
  • “I’ve been training for 14 years for this. I’ve sacrificed so much, so on Saturday, it’s do or die. Saturday I go in there and make a big statement”.
  • “There’s going to be so many scousers here on Saturday that you don’t even understand!”
  • “After Cowboy, I’m just going to put everyone in the welterweight division on notice.”

 

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone

  • “Other than the sleep apnea, coming over here to Poland has been great.  My weight is fine, I’m eating anything I want right now.  In fact, I met a local family here and they took us and cooked us dinner last night.  She put out a thanksgiving spread and I said sorry ma’am, I can’t eat this much food but then I did.”
  • “Its crazy sleeping in a hotel room for a fight, I usually have the RV with me.”
  • “It’s cool, I enjoy Europe.  I was trying to get a fight and the UFC gave me a lineup of all the places they’re we offering me there was no Europe on there.  I said what about Poland card and Sean Shelby (UFC Matchmaker) was like you’ll go overseas and I was like sure, why not?”
  • “It doesn’t matter where I fight or when I fight.  You guys don’t understand, I’ll fight on the first fight of the night.  It doesn’t have to be the main event or Poland or a Pay-Per-View. It makes no difference to me. This is what I love to do.”
  • “I enjoy this whole process, being in Poland, walking around, checking everything out and being able to fight and doing what I love.”
  • “I was even trying to get a fight sooner than now but of course its timing and other things.  That was the issue with this card. Once I got the Poland fight, it was finding an opponent for Poland.  Im glad Darren Till stepped up.”
  • “It was no disrespect from me, I wasn’t trying to prod at the kid, I just didn’t know who Darren Till was. He has like three fights. He’s a new up and comer. This will be the biggest moment of his life. Will five rounds be too much for him?  He went from the undercard to the big card. Hey man, welcome to the big leagues.”
  • “Some people say Cowboy is the gate keeper. Well then can you get past the gate?”
  • “I’ve been in the game a long time, this is like my 34th time doing a Zuffa walk and I’ve been in the top-ten pretty much my entire career.  That’s pretty cool to sit back and say.”
  • “I watch zero fights. That’s my coach’s job, to figure out and game plan. I don’t like sitting around during fight week. I like going and seeing castles like I have this week.”
  • “I train hard, I train the same always. I stay ready.”
  • “It doesn’t always go my way. Right now, I’m two in the wrong and the Robbie (Lawler) fight could have gone either way. I fought the best in the world and I loved it but in the end, it’s what I love to do.”
  • “I want fans to say Cowboy’s in Poland? On FIGHT PASS?  What’s FIGHT PASS and how do I get it?  I need to see Cowboy fight because I know he’s biting down and going to give it his all. I want to come on and be the biggest draw in FIGHT PASS history.”

 

 

 

For more information or current fight news, visit ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

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GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN: ROSADO VS. TAPIA OFFICIAL WEIGHTS

Oct 20, 2017
ROSADO VS. TAPIA
 
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
Park Theater at Monte Carlo
Las Vegas, NV
 
Photo/Video Credit: Derrick Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
Rosado vs. Tapia is a 10-round middleweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate“THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The event will be held at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The ESPN 3 livestream of the undercard bouts begins at approximately 6:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. ET. The ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes transmission will begin at 8:00 p.m. PT/11:00 p.m. ET.
Tickets priced at $25, $45, $65 and $85, not including taxes or fees, for Rosado vs. Tapia will go on sale, Friday Sept. 22 at 10:00 a.m. PT. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the Ticketmaster Contact Center at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available 
for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com, www.ParkTheaterLV.com, or visiting any MGM Resorts Ticket Office.
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JEZREEL CORRALES AND ALBERTO MACHADO CAMP NOTES

Oct 20, 2017
JEZREEL “EL INVISIBLE” CORRALES AND ALBERTO “EXPLOSIVO” MACHADO CAMP NOTES, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
CORRALES VS. MACHADO IS SATURDAY, OCT. 21 AT TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO AND TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO BOXING AFTER DARK
(Jezreel Corrales (Left) and Alberto Machado (Right) train in their respective camps ahead of their 12-round fight on Saturday. Oct. 21 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino)
 
Photo/Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
 
Tickets still on sale!
VERONA, NY (Oct. 18, 2017) There are just mere few days until Jezreel “El Invisible” Corrales (22-1-0, 8 KOs) and Alberto “Explosivo” Machado (18-0, 15 KOs) go toe to toe in their highly anticipated 12-round battle for Corrales’ WBA Super World Super Featherweight Title this Saturday, Oct. 21 at Turning Stone Resort Casino. In the most important fight of their professional careers, both fighters shared their thoughts as they wrap up their respective training camps ahead of the championship main event, to be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 10:05 p.m. ET/PT.
 
Corrales, a 26-year-old native of San Miguelito, Panama, trains at the Irving Saladino
Sports Complez in Panama City. Corrales is working hard to make the third defense of his title in only his second appearance both in the United States and on HBO. Machado, a 27-year-old native of San Juan, Puerto Rico will look to take advantage of his first world title opportunity and his first appearance on HBO. The bout is sure to produce fireworks as two of the best 130-pounders square off for a spot at the pinnacle of the stacked super featherweight division.
 

Here’s what the main event fighters had to say regarding their respective training camps:

JEZREEL “EL INVISIBLE” CORRALES, WBA Super World Super Featherweight Champion:

“I am working really well in training camp. We are correcting errors detail by detail, and we are trying to get in the best shape for fight night.
 
“My team consists of former world champion Ricardo Cordoba, Juan Mosquera, and Juancito Malcom Mosquera. All three work on fight tactics and strategies with me. My physical trainer is the Cuban professor, Ismael Ortega.
 
“We are working a really great strategy, the details of which I cannot share. However, I will arrive in the best shape of my life on Oct. 21.
 
“My daily routine consists of doing roadwork in the morning. Then, after some rest, I join my team at the gym for the boxing workout. I close my training days with some more road work at around six in the evening.
 
“I’m working with sparring partners who are southpaws, so training for a southpaw has not been a problem. We have three good sparring partners who help me very much with the work we need to do for this fight.
 
“A victory would allow me to keep my world title and to retain my status as one of the best in my division. I dedicate this fight to all Panamanians, but especially to those in my home city of San Miguelito.”
 
ALBERTO “EXPLOSIVO” MACHADO, Unified NABA and NABO Super Featherweight Champion:
“A great fight requires a great training camp and a lot of concentration. That’s what we’ve been doing. Everything is going super well, just as we planned.
 
“Working with Freddie Roach has been great. He prepares me and gives me the confidence necessary to be successful. His experience working in world title fights, along with the work in the gym, will be the key to winning this fight.
 
“The first time I came to train with Freddie Roach was with Miguel [Cotto]. This time I’m alone in training camp, which has been a completely different experience. We are preparing for a 12-round fight, and we have been making adjustments based on my last fight against Morales in August and looking at Corrales as well as his fighting style.
 
“I’ve trained for almost my entire career with southpaws, and I come from a boxing gym where most of the boxers were left-handed. Once you adjust, it is more or less the same fighting as fighting an orthodox fighter. The only thing that changes are the combinations, which we have adjusted according to Corrales’s style.
 
“Training includes sparring three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with Tuesdays and Thursdays focusing on the technical work. All of this training is for the people of Puerto Rico, who I know will come out of recent events strong.”
Corrales vs. Machado is a 12-round fight for the WBA Super World Super Featherweight Championship, to be held Saturday, Oct. 21 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. The main event is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Cotto Promotions. The event is sponsored by TECATE, THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING, Casa Mexico Tequila, and Thor: Ragnarok, and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:05 p.m. ET/PT.
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FEATHERWEIGHT PROSPECTS LUIS ROSA & YUANDALE EVANS HEADLINE SHOBOX

Oct 20, 2017

FEATHERWEIGHT PROSPECTS LUIS ROSA & YUANDALE EVANS HEADLINE SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION QUADRUPLEHEADER FRIDAY, NOV. 10 FROM CLEVELAND, OHIO

 

Plus Undefeated Radzhab Butaev, Junior Fa & 2016 U.S. Olympian Charles Conwell Featured In Separate Bouts

 

Live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT

From Masonic Temple & Performing Arts Center in Cleveland

 

NEW YORK (Oct. 18, 2017) – Undefeated featherweight Luis Rosa will face once-beaten Yuandale Evans in a 10-round matchup of 126-pound prospects looking to make a statement in one of boxing’s deepest divisions in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation Friday, Nov. 10 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) from Masonic Temple & Performing Arts Center in Cleveland.

 

The quadruple header features eight fighters making their ShoBox debuts, including six undefeated prospects.  The four-fight telecast is ShoBox’s first return to Cleveland since 2014.

 

In the co-feature, former Russian amateur standout Radzhab Butaev (7-0, 6 KOs, WSOB: 9-1) will take on Colombia’s Janer Gonzalez (19-0-1, 15 KOs) in an eight-round welterweight matchup.  Butaev compiled a record of 304-12 in the unpaid ranks, followed by a 9-1 record in the World Series of Boxing, while Gonzalez was a member of the Colombian National Team with an equally impressive 291-29 record as an amateur.

 

In a televised heavyweight attraction, New Zealand’s Junior Fa (12-0, 7 KOs), who owns two amateur victories over countryman and current WBO Heavyweight World Champion Joseph Parker, will face Pittsburgh’s Fred Latham (9-0-2, 5 KOs) in an eight-round bout.

 

In the ShoBox opening bout, undefeated 2016 U.S. Olympian and Cleveland native Charles Conwell (5-0, 5 KOs) will look to keep his knockout streak intact in his hometown debut in a six-round super welterweight matchup with Panama’s Roque “Rocky” Zapata (4-1-3, 0 KOs).

 

“I am thrilled to bring this talent-filled quadruple header to the ShoBox series, from the Masonic Temple in Cleveland, Ohio,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “Undefeated featherweight contender Luis Rosa Jr. faces hard puncher Yuandale Evans. Amateur prodigy Radzhab Butaev and New Zealand heavyweight prospect Junior Fa –who defeated Joseph Parker as an amateur—will be tested by fellow unbeaten opponents. U.S. Olympian Charles Conwell, one of the most exciting young prospects in boxing, will make his national TV debut in his hometown. On November 10, to quote Ian Hunter, ‘Cleveland Rocks!'”

 

Tickets are priced from $35 to $90 and can be obtained by visiting BoxingCleveland.com. The Masonic Temple and Performance Arts Center is located at 3615 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115. Doors will open on the night of the event at 7:00 p.m.

 

LUIS ROSA vs. YUANDALE EVANS – 10-Round Featherweight Bout

The 26-year-old Rosa (23-0, 11 KOs) is a Puerto Rico native who lives and fights out of New Haven, Conn. The come-forward, aggressive Rosa has recorded four knockouts in his last seven fights.

 

Trained by his father Luis Rosa Sr. and managed by his mother Marilyn, Rosa is currently ranked No. 10 by the WBC at 126 pounds, and was 95-10 as an amateur. Fighting in one of boxing’s deepest divisions (Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares, Carl Frampton, Gary Russell Jr.), the U.S. National Silver Medalist is looking to establish himself as a featherweight contender, and has career wins over Luis Orlando Del Valle (18-1) and Jorge Diaz (17-2).

 

“I’m dedicating this fight to the people who are still suffering from the tragedy of the hurricane,” Rosa said. “We are and always have been very strong people and I take that into the ring with me on November 10. I’ve seen some tapes of Evans. He’s a tough, strong fighter but my skills are much greater and I will be victorious and move one step closer to a shot at a world title.”

 

The 28-year-old Evans (19-1, 14 KOs) is a Cleveland native fighting in his hometown for the first time. Known as a power-puncher who works fast, Evans has recorded eight of his 14 knockouts in the first round. His only professional loss came against future world title holder Javier Fortuna in April of 2012.

 

Evans, who took a three-year hiatus following the Fortuna loss, is coming off the best win of his career – a hard-fought 10-round unanimous decision over Billel Dib (21-1; WBO No. 7-ranked coming into the fight) in Miami, Okla., in April.

 

“I’m thrilled to be fighting at home in Cleveland, the city of Champions,” Evans said. “It’s been a very long time since I’ve had a home fight. Truly, I’ve been a road warrior fighting all over the world.

 

“I’ve followed Luis Rosa for a couple years, I know he’s a very tough Puerto Rican fighter. He’s the same height as me and will come to fight, which will make for an all-action fight. But I know I’m the toughest competition he’s had and I’m planning to win in front of the big hometown crowd and everyone watching on SHOWTIME.”

 

The vacant WBC Continental Americas Title belt is on the line for this fight.

 

RADZHAB BUTAEV vs. JANER GONZALEZ – 8-Round Welterweight Bout

Russian Radzhab Butaev had a stellar amateur career during which he compiled a record of 304-12 with 164 KOs. A former Russian National Champion, Butaev qualified for the 2016 Olympics but instead elected to turn pro in the United States.

 

Butaev has progressed quickly since turning professional in March of 2016 – of his seven professional fights, six of his seven opponents have had winning records. The 23-year old is coming into his fifth fight of the year and the eighth fight in his short, 18-month professional career. Five of Butaev’s seven fights have taken place in the U.S, while his other two victories were on his home turf in Moscow, Russia. In his last fight in July, the 23-year-old Butaev knocked out Sherzodbek Alimjanov in Red Square in Moscow.

 

Said Butaev, “This is a great opportunity to fight on SHOWTIME and I’m looking forward to putting on a tremendous performance. I know that Colombian fighters are well known for their power but I faced many hard hitters in the amateurs and I’ll be ready for victory on November 10.”

A native of Barranquilla, Colombia, the heavy-handed Janer Gonzalez sports a record of 19-0-1 with 15 knockouts. Prior to turning professional in 2011, Gonzalez was a member of the Colombian National Boxing Team, compiling a record of 291-29.  Gonzalez, who returned in September following a two and a half-year layoff, will make his U.S. debut against Butaev.

 

“It’s a dream come true to make my television debut in the United States,” said Gonzalez. “I grew up watching all of my favorite boxers fighting in the U.S. and now it’s my turn. It’s truly surreal how everything unfolded. I was ready to give up on boxing when an opportunity just came my way. I fought in Mexico and here I am.

 

“I had a long layoff, but I needed it. It has made me more appreciative, more motivated. I work harder now. I had my last fight on a Saturday and on Monday I was back in the gym. I’ve studied my opponent. I’m ready. My style will mold to his. I’ll get on his face and counterpunch. On November 10 boxing fans will see a Colombian warrior that came to America to become a legend.”

 

Butaev vs. Gonzalez is promoted in association with Fight Promotions.

 

JUNIOR FA vs. FRED LATHAM – Eight Rounds Heavyweight Bout

Standing 6-feet, 5 inches and weighing 270 pounds, the 27-year-old Junior Fa has compiled a professional record of 12-0 with seven knockouts since turning pro in February 2016. Fa had a successful amateur career, which included two victories over reigning WBO Heavyweight Champion Joseph Parker. The native of Papakura, New Zealand has most recently trained in England with heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and has also sparred with Joshua’s Oct. 28 opponent Carlos Takam.

 

Fa, who won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games, will fight for just the second time in the United States.

 

“I’m thrilled to be fighting in the United States again and on SHOWTIME,” said Fa. “I know Latham is undefeated but I also plan on staying unbeaten on November 10. Training with Anthony Joshua improved my boxing in many ways and just as important taught me what it takes inside the gym to become a world champion.”

 

Fighting out of Pittsburgh, Pa., Fred Latham (9-0-2, 5 KOs) is a former Pennsylvania Golden Gloves Champion. In his last bout on December 3, 2016, the 27-year-old Latham battled to a split decision draw against Alonzo Butler.

 

Said Latham, “I appreciate the opportunity to fight on SHOWTIME and I am looking forward to facing Fa. I’ve heard a lot about him and the great heavyweight prospect he is but on November 10 I’ll show the world that I’m a much better fighter.”

 

CHARLES CONWELL vs. ROQUE ‘Rocky’ ZAPATA – Six-Round Super Welterweight Bout

Nineteen-year-old Charles Conwell, who turns 20 on Nov. 2, is 5-0 with all of his victories coming by way of technical knockout. The Cleveland native has a decorated resume – he went 134-14, was the National Gold Gloves Champion in 2015, and a 2016 U.S. Olympian. Conwell has been busy since turning pro last year, having fought all five of his professional fights in the past eight months. In his last fight in August, Conwell earned a technical knockout against Rey Trujillo.

 

“I’m thrilled to be fighting at home for the first time as a professional and on ShoBox,” said Conwell. “I can’t wait to put on a great performance for the Cleveland fans and those seeing me for the first time on national television.”

 

The 21-year-old Zapata is a native of Panama City, Panama now fighting out of Culpepper, Va. Having compiled a record of 4-1-3 since turning professional 18 months ago, he is currently riding a three bout winning streak.   Zapata is coming off the biggest win of his career, a six-round decision over previously undefeated Justin Steave on June 24 in Pittsburgh.

 

“This fight with Charles Conwell is an exciting challenge for me. He had a great amateur career and he made the Olympic team,” said Zapata. “I’ve been offered to fight him twice, but at the time I was injured and had to decline. But on November 10, Charles and I will come face-to-face and put on a show for the fans. I’m ready to do my job.”

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EL BOXEO TERMINARÁ EL AÑO 2017 CON UNA EXPLOSIÓN

Oct 20, 2017
EL BOXEO TERMINARÁ EL AÑO 2017 CON UNA EXPLOSIÓN: BILLY JOE SAUNDERS EXPONDRÁ SU CENTRO MUNDIAL MEDIANO DE LA OMB ANTE EL NOQUEADOR DAVID LEMIEUX
 
EL CHOQUE SE EFECTUARÁ EN MONTREAL, CANADÁ EL 16 DE DICIEMBRE Y SERÁ TELEVISADO EN VIVO POR HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
 
            LOS ÀNGELES, California 18 de octubre de 2017. – La Navidad llegará pronto para los aficionados del boxeo cuando el invicto campeón británico Billy Joe Saunders (25-0, 12 nocáuts) exponga su cinto mediano de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (WBO por sus siglas en inglés) el 16 de diciembre ante el ex monarca mundial mediano de la FIB David Lemieux (38-3, 33 nocáuts) en un escenario en Montreal, Canadá que se anunciará en breve. El combate será televisado en vivo por HBO World Championship Boxing.
            Saunders, el invicto peleador zurdo de 28 años de edad, regresará después de dos defensas en fila de su faja mundial de la OMB que capturó ante “Irish” Andy Lee en el 2015. Saunders ha defendido su cinto en su impresionante carrera ante peleadores de la talla del ex campeón interino mediano de la AMB Chris Eubank, Jr., el entonces invicto Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan, y el contendiente Willie “The Mongoose” Monroe Jr.
 
“Primeramente, quiero agradecer a Golden Boy Promotions por poner esta función”, dijo Billy Joe Saunders. “Lemieux [David] se ve bien contra peleadores de ‘nivel B’, pero ahora estará en el ring con alguien que es mucho más superior e inteligente que cualquier otro rival con el que haya peleado. Lemieux es el retador obligatorio y acordamos un acuerdo para ir a tierras extranjeras y conseguirlo. Tengo muchos amigos en Canadá, y traeré muchos seguidores a Canadá desde el Reino Unido. Espero una decisión buena, limpia y justa. Después de vencer a Lemieux, me moveré a peces más grandes; el ganador del desempate entre Canelo y Golovkin. Estoy deseando una gran pelea”, subrayó.
            Lemieux, el poderoso fajador canadiense de 28 años de edad y con poder devastador en ambos puños, capturó el cetro mundial mediano de la FIB ante Hassan N’Dam en el 2015, derribando el ex monarca cuatro veces antes de ganar por decisión unánime. En este año solamente, Lemieux obtuvo una impresionante victoria por la vía del cloroformo en el tercer asalto ante el fuerte contendiente Curtis “Cerebral AssassinStevens, antes de ganar por decisión unánime frente a Marcos “Dorado” Reyes en mayo.
 
            “Ahora es tiempo de convertirme de nuevo en campeón mundial”, afirmó David Lemieux. “Voy a destrozar a Saunders. Estaré sumamente listo para esta batalla, y voy a producirle mucho dolor a Saunders. Èl perderá su calidad de invicto este 16 diciembre”, amenazó.
            “Saunders vs. Lemieux es exactamente la manera perfecta de terminar un año que ha sido tremendo para el boxeo”, anotó Óscar de la Hoya, Presidente y Jefe Ejecutivo de Golden Boy Promotions. “¿Utilizará Saunders su rapidez e inteligencia para boxear a Lemieux? ¿O podrá Lemieux acabar la noche pronto con un poderoso golpe? Vamos a ver este 16 de diciembre”, finalizó.
“Esto tiene una ‘gran pelea’ escrita por todos partes”, afirmó Camille Estephan, Presidente de Eye of the Tiger Management. “Sé que Lemieux está extremadamente motivado y que tiene una aversión visceral sobre Saunders. Cuando esté en ese estado, ten cuidado. Esto promete ser una guerra. Estamos encantados de tener la oportunidad de combatir por el título mundial mediano de la OMB en casa y mantenerlo aquí”, puntualizó.
“Estamos encantados de trabajar de nuevo con Golden Boy Promotions, con quienes seguimos disfrutando de una relación fantástica”, anotó Frank Warren. “Billy Joe Saunders va a la guarida de los leones porque confía que le va a dar una paliza a David Lemieux. Billy Joe tendrá una gran oportunidad cuando defienda su título mundial de la OMB contra un gran oponente y cuando encabece su primera cartelera de HBO en Estados Unidos. Está ansioso por mostrar su calidad ante el público estadounidense para asegurarse que se enfrente al vencedor del desempate entre Canelo vs. Golovkin, por el campeonato mundial mediano indiscutible. Billy Joe está a punto de demostrar que es el mejor peso mediano del mundo. Se la ha evitado continuamente y si eso significa que tiene que ir a Canadá para asegurarse de que ya no puede pasarse por alto, ¡eso es lo que está preparado para hacer!”, finalizó
“La división de peso mediano está repleta de peleadores de la talla de Canelo Álvarez, Gennady Golovkin y Daniel Jacobs, y el 16 de diciembre, los aficionados verán al campeón BJ Saunders viajar por el Atlántico para combatir con David Lemieux, uno de los noqueadores más peligrosos de la categoría de las 160 libras y en su propio terreno de Montreal”, concluyó Peter Nelson, Vicepresidente Ejecutivo de HBO Sports.
            Saunders vs. Lemieux es un combate a 12 asaltos por el cetro mundial mediano de la OMB presentado por Golden Boy Promotions y Eye of the Tiger Management en asociación con Frank Warren. El evento es patrocinado por Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING.”  El evento se efectuará el 16 diciembre en Montreal, Canadá y será televisado en vivo por HBO World Championship Boxing.
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UFC Crowns Its First Women’s Flyweight Champion On December 1st

Oct 20, 2017

UFC LAUNCHES A NEW DIVISION FOR FEMALE FIGHTERS BY CROWNING ITS FIRST WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION AT
THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: A NEW WORLD CHAMPION FINALE

 

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Las Vegas — Women’s MMA in the UFC® extends to new boundaries when one talented athlete is crowned the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight champion at THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: A NEW WORLD CHAMPION FINALE, Friday, Dec. 1 at Park Theater in Las Vegas. One of the 16 women competing on the current season of The Ultimate Fighter® will make UFC history as the first champion in a new 125-pound weight division.

Some of the world’s most exceptional female fighters from a variety of different backgrounds converged to compete on The Ultimate Fighter this season, including two UFC vets, Roxanne Modafferi and Lauren Murphy, former Invicta FC flyweight champion Barb Honchak and seven-time world jiu-jitsu champion Sijara Eubanks. The experience levels ranged from 2-1 Shana Dobson to Modafferi’s 34 professional bouts. Women came from across the globe, bringing different life experiences that range from Hungary’s Melinda Fabian to Nicco Montano, who was born and raised on an Indian reservation in Arizona, but all with the same goal of leaving Las Vegas with gold strapped around their waist.

The winner of this season will join an elite group of current and former UFC champions, including Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Matt Serra, Michael Bisping, TJ Dillashaw, Carla Esparza and Robert Whittaker who have competed on The Ultimate Fighter and have gone on to win a world title in the Octagon®.

In addition, winner of season 23 of The Ultimate Fighter Andrew Sanchez (10-3, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) returns to action to take on submission ace Ryan Janes (9-2, fighting out of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) in a middleweight showdown. Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Eric Spicely (10-3, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) clashes with dynamic finisher Gerald Meerschaert (26-9, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) at 185 pounds. Sean O’Malley (8-0, fighting out of Glendale, Ariz.), who competed on the first season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, puts his undefeated record on the line against heavy-handed bantamweight Terrion Ware (17-6, fighting out of Hawthorne, Calif.). And former 135-pound title challenger Joe Soto (18-5, fighting out of Porterville, Calif.) meets undefeated Brett Johns (14-0, fighting out of Swansea, Wales).
For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

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Swanson and Ortega Meet In A Home State Showdown In Fresno

Oct 20, 2017

Swanson and Ortega Meet In A Home State Showdown In Fresno


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Las Vegas — The Octagon® touches down in Fresno, Calif. for the first time in UFC history when perennial contender, No. 4 featherweight Cub Swanson clashes with No. 6 Brian Ortega, who hopes to keep his perfect record intact in the main event of UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: SWANSON vs ORTEGA. The always-entertaining Swanson is back in action for a California showdown against fast rising Ortega, a jiu-jitsu black belt who will be headlining his first UFC event. The action goes down Saturday, Dec. 9 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. and will air live on FS1.

Swanson
(25-7, fighting out of Palm Springs, Calif.) will compete in his second consecutive main event in search of a fifth victory in a row. Swanson has won 10 of his last 12 contests, and earned Fight of the Year honors for his UFC 206 victory over Dooho Choi. A win could put Swanson in position for a shot at the 145-pound title, but it will not come easy against the undefeated Ortega (12-0, fighting out of Torrance, Calif.). The Los Angeles native is on pace to be the UFC’s next big star and is in search of the biggest win of his young career. Coming off incredible performances against Renato Moicano and fan favorite Clay Guida, “T-City” knows a strong performance in front of home state fans will catapult him into title contention in the talent-rich 145-pound division.

Two bantamweight bouts are also expected to keep fans on the edge of their seats. Sixth-ranked bantamweight Bryan Caraway (21-7, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) has an impressive 6-2 record inside the Octagon, and he is currently riding a two-fight win streak. The Ultimate Fighter® season 14 competitor will compete for the first time in more than a year against up-and-coming Luke Sanders (11-1, fighting out of Nashville, Tenn.). “Cool Hand” started his professional MMA career on a tear, scoring nearly half of his wins via knockout. Fans can expect both fighters to keep moving forward in what should be a thrilling contest.

Always entertaining, No. 7 Aljamain Sterling (14-2, fighting out of Uniondale, N.Y.) is hoping a win this December will earn him a top-five ranking in the competitive bantamweight division. Sterling’s path to the top of the weight class goes through veteran submission specialist Rani Yahya (24-9, 1 NC, fighting out of Brasilia, Brazil). The four-time Submission of the Night earner is known as one of the best ground fighters in UFC, as an astonishing 18 of his 24 career victories have come via submission.

Hometown fans will cheer on one of their own when flyweight Alex Perez (18-4, fighting out of Lemoore, Calif.) makes his UFC debut. Perez looks to earn his sixth consecutive win and eighth first-round finish while defending his home turf against the Philippines’ Carls John De Tomas (8-1, fighting out of Quezon City, NCR, Philippines). The 21-year old “Golden Boy” hopes to use his Muay Thai background to ruin Perez’s homecoming.

Additional bouts:

  • Two veteran women’s bantamweights will compete for the first time in the UFC at flyweight when Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Alexis Davis (18-7, fighting out of San Jose, Calif.) faces-off against the first woman to ever step inside the Octagon, Liz Carmouche (10-5, fighting out of San Diego, Calif.).
  • Undefeated former Alabama Crimson Tide national football champion Eryk Anders (9-0, fighting out of Birmingham, Ala.) collides with veteran John Phillips (21-6, fighting out of Swansea, Wales) in a middleweight duel.
  • Tennessee native Scott Holtzman (10-2, fighting out of Knoxville, Tenn.) meets the dangerous Darrell Horcher (13-2, fighting out of Shermansdale, Pa.).

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Murat Gassiev, Krzysztof Wlodarczyk Entrenamientos Para Los Medios

Oct 18, 2017

Hoboken, NJ-BereaVision-Nueva-York—–Semana de combate para el final de los cuartos de final del peso crucero de la Serie Mundial de Boxeo se inició el miércoles con entrenamientos para los medios en el Everlast Lab en Hoboken, Nueva Jersey, antes del choque entre el campeón de la FIB, Murat Gassiev y el ex campeón Krzysztof Wlodarczyk. Octubrer 21 desde el Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. len vivo on AUDIENCE Network.

Promovido por Ringstar Sports en asociación con World Boxing Super Series, las entradas para el evento en vivo ya están a la venta y están disponibles en Ticketmaster.com. Los boletos también están disponibles para comprar en la taquilla del Prudencial Center.
También asistieron el miércoles y competirán en combates destacados el 21 de octubre, el contendiente polaco Mateusz Masternak y el otrora derrotado Stivens Bujaj, que se enfrentarán en un partido de reserva de peso crucero de WBSS y el invicto contendiente polaco Maciej Sulecki y el ex retador de título Jack Culcay, peso súper welter.

MURAT GASSIEV

“He estado trabajando muy duro en Big Bear, California con Abel Sánchez durante aproximadamente 10 semanas preparándose para esta pelea. Somos como una familia allá arriba. Tengo mis hermanos rusos, además de Gennady Golovkin, que definitivamente es como un hermano mayor a mi.

“Abel me ha ayudado mucho. No ha tratado de cambiar mi estilo. Simplemente entró y mejoró mi estilo. Significa mucho para mí.

“Mi última pelea fue mi primera oportunidad por el título y me sentí muy bien en ese momento. Mis nervios estaban tranquilos y siento que estoy preparado para eso. Quiero estar en este puesto por mucho tiempo.

“Estoy muy agradecido de ser parte de este torneo. Estoy muy feliz de ser parte de esto. Esta es una oportunidad para ser un campeón del mundo unificado y demostrar que soy el mejor de la división.

“Mi oponente tiene mucha experiencia y ha estado en muchas peleas difíciles. Ha estado en más peleas que yo, así que solo necesito estar listo. Estoy preparado para 12 rondas o una pelea corta. Esto es lo que yo entrenar para.

“Les mostraré a todos lo que estoy hablando el sábado por la noche. No soy un gran conversador, pero hablaré en voz alta con mis puños el sábado”.

KRZYSZTOF WLODARCZYK

“El campamento de entrenamiento fue muy bien y estoy físicamente preparado para este desafío. Verás lo fuerte que soy mentalmente cuando llegue al ring el sábado.

“Tengo que estar preparado para cualquier cosa. Sé que trabajó mucho para entrar y lastimarme, así que tendré que estar listo para luchar contra cualquier cosa que haga.

“Todo el mundo sabe que mi experiencia me ayudará. He tenido muchos más combates profesionales que Gassiev. Pero también tendré que mostrar boxeo inteligente. Creo que soy el luchador más inteligente y lo mostraré el sábado.

“Mi primer objetivo es ganar y convertirme en el campeón mundial de la FIB. Eso me colocaría en un lugar especial en la historia del boxeo polaco como tres veces campeón mundial. Ganar este torneo sería muy prestigioso y lucrativo para mí.

“Siempre es genial contar con el apoyo de los grandes fanáticos polacos. Realmente apoyan a todos sus muchachos de Polonia. Pero tengo mucha experiencia peleando en la carretera sin fanáticos polacos, así que será una buena bonificación.

“Va a ser un choque de estilos, no sé exactamente cómo será, pero puedo garantizar que será emocionante”.

 

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Cotto vs Ali Conferencia de Prensa en Nueva York

Oct 18, 2017 0

CAMPEÓN MUNDIAL DE CUATRO DIVISIONES MIGUEL COTTO Y WBA INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION SADAM “WORLD KID” ALI.
SOSTUVIERON UNA CONFERENCIA DE PRENSA EN LA CIUDAD NUEVA YORK PARA PROMOCIONAR LA PELEA QUE SE LLEVARA ACABO EL 2 DE DICIEMBRE, 2017 EL CHASE SQUARE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN..

Miguel Cotto se retira del boxeo al enfrentarse contra Sadam Ali en su ultima pelea que se llevara el sábado 2 de diciembre, 2017 en Madison Square Garden de la ciudad de Nueva York la actual casa de Miguel Cotto.

Cabe mencionar que la isla de Puerto Rico sufrió el paso de un huracán mas grande en la historia de Puerto Rico dejando grandes destrucciones, esto es lo que hace una pelea muy importante para el boricua Miguel Cotto ya que con esta pelea se retirara del boxeo profesional, y que gran parte de estas ganancias serán donadas para la reconstrucción de se su querido Puerto Rico.

Para Miguel Cotto es muy importante pelear en un escenario tan famoso como lo es el Madison Square Garden de la ciudad de Nueva York, actual casa de Miguel sin duda sera un lleno total ya que ene esta ciudad viven muchos puertorriqueños y esta situación que se encuentra Puerto Rico sin duda recibirá el apoyo total de su afición boricua el Miguel Cotto.

OSCA DE LA HOYA: Sadam Ali tira muchos golpes se mueve mucho en el cuadrilátero tiene mucha experiencia como mater, yo creo que Miguel Cotto si tiene sus manos llenas el 2 de diciembre no va ser una pelea fácil, para el pero Miguel Cotto es un peleador que sabe como cortar en el ring, sabe como tirar golpes al cuerpo para paralizar a su contrincante, para que no se mueva demasiado en el cuadrilátero esta pelea si va ser una pelea difícil una pelea fuerte que gane el mejor.

Es difícil la verdad hay peleadores que tiene tanta hambre y quieren ganar, y la experiencia es demasiado para ellos yo creo que la experiencia si es un factor muy grande, pero también el poder el corazón el hambre eso vale mucho en el boxeo, veremos porque la juventud que tiene Sadam Ali también le puede causar muchos problemas a Miguel Cotto.

Miguel Cotto: Siempre hemos salido a buscar el mejor nombre sobre la mesa y Sadam Ali es el mejor nombre sobre la mesa en estos momentos, yo se va a venir preparado nosotros vamos a venir igual, vamos a ayudar mas que nada la desgracia que a pasado en Puerto Rico espero que esta pelea esta victoria haga sentido en Puerto Rico.

Sadam Ali: Quiero agradecer por esta oportunidad, se que los medios no hablaran bien de mi, pero si trabajas fuerte y pones tu mente y pones lo mejor de ti, nunca sabes lo que puede pasar me gusta lo que mi entrenador dijo no se trata de dinero, se trata de oportunidad se trata de ser un estrella, yo que si quiero ganar tengo que venir al cien por ciento tengo que pelear inteligente Cotto tiene tremendo poder por eso mucha gente piensa que voy salir caminando pero voy a pelear inteligente eso es lo mas importante, usar todas tus habilidades tu velocidad tu poder tienes que usarlas todas a una vez, es una bendición por estar esta oportunidad.

Es la ultima pelea de Miguel Cotto el es una leyenda y para me estar en esta posición es una grande oportunidad para mi, claro no es un camino fácil pero en la vida tienes que trabajar fuerte por lo que quieres y para mi esto lo que quiero, estoy listo para brillar y para la gente que cree no voy a brillar solo les digo que esperemos y verán una grande pelea.

Cuatro veces campeón del mundo, seis veces campeón mundial, campeón mundial súper welter OMB y futuro miembro del Salón de la Fama, Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) y actual Campeón Mundial welter de la AMB y el olímpico estadounidense Sadam “World Kid” Ali (25- 1, 14 KOs) de Brooklyn presentará una conferencia de prensa el martes 17 de octubre para discutir su próximo evento principal de HBO World Championship Boxing® que se llevará a cabo el sábado 2 de diciembre en el estadio más famoso del mundo, el Madison Square Garden (MSG ) El evento marcará la pelea final de Cotto en su carrera profesional, hará su aparición número 24 en HBO y su décimo evento en MSG.

Las entradas para Cotto vs. Ali tienen un precio de $ 500, $ 300, $ 200, $ 100 y $ 50 y salen a la venta el martes 17 de octubre a las 12:00 p.m. ET Los boletos se pueden comprar en la Taquilla del Madison Square Garden, todos los puntos de venta de Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster por teléfono (866-858-0008) y en línea en www.ticketmaster.com, www.goldenboytickets.com o www.msg.com.

MEDIOS DE COMUNICACIÓN:
Para obtener más información, visite www.goldenboypromotions.com y www, promocionesmiguelcotto.com y www.hbo.com/boxing. Sigue en Twitter en @cottopromotions, @GoldenBoyBoxing y @hboboxing, y hazte fan en Facebook en www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing y www.facebook.com/realmiguelacotto. Visítenos en Instagram en @GoldenBoyBoxing y @realmiguelacotto y siga la conversación usando #CottoAli.

Cotto vs. Ali, una pelea de 12 asaltos por el Campeonato Mundial de Peso Medio Junior WBO de Cotto, es presentada por Golden Boy Promotions y Miguel Cotto Promotions y patrocinada por Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING”, y Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle , “y Casa México Tequila. El evento se llevará a cabo el sábado 2 de diciembre en el Madison Square Garden de la ciudad de Nueva York y será televisado en vivo en HBO World Championship Boxing a partir de las 10:00 p.m. ET / PT.

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