DAVID BENAVIDEZ SURPRISES KIDS AT A LOCAL BOXING GYM

Aug 22, 2019

 Los Angeles, CA): David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez is in the middle of training camp for his upcoming fight against Anthony Dirrell, September 28th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Ca and LIVE on FOX PPV, but yesterday he decided to make a change in his training schedule to surprise kids at a local gym. A week ago he saw a video of kids at The Rock Boxing Gym, a gym he used to spar at a couple of years ago. The Rock is a non-profit gym, it doesn’t charge anyone 17 and under to train. The trainers, Elvis, Greg and Miguel volunteer every single evening to train the youth. Their goal is to help the youth get off the streets in a fun, healthy way. Team Benavidez was very touched by this and decided to go pay them a surprise visit. 
David Benavidez and Team walked into the gym yesterday evening, as soon as the youth saw David with his Green and Gold WBC Belt, their jaws dropped. The kids gathered around him as he presented The Rock Boxing Gym with an Honorary WBC Mini Belt in recognition for all they do for the community. David spoke about his journey as an Amateur, A Professional and how important it is to stay disciplined in Boxing. There was a Q & A with the kids, autographs, photos, David also brought plenty of gifts on behalf of the World Boxing Council. Team Benavidez ended their visit with a short training session where the kids asked more questions. They were very impressed with the tips David and his Father/Trainer Jose Benavidez Sr. gave them.
The Rock was very grateful for the visit by Team Benavidez:
Thank you so much for this, you have no idea the impact this has on the youth. This gym is not luxurious, we are in need of an upgrade, but it has a lot of heart and as long as the kids keep coming, we will not charge them. If they win, we win.” Quotes from David Benavidez:
” I was a young kid like them once, being here helps me remember everything I have gone through to be here today. The hard work doesn’t stop though, in life, we got to keep working harder to be better than we were yesterday.”“It’s my obligation as a Professional Boxer to come back to the gyms and do whatever I can to inspire the youth. They’re the future, they’re the ones we have to keep our eyes on. One day they will be the Champions and will also go back to inspire the youth.”“I want to make a couple a visits before my next fight, it really motivates me as well to see the youth. They’re the ones who support us the boxers, its only right we give them our time as well.”Follow David Benavidez and Team at:@benavidez300
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Kovalev vs Yarde Presser

Aug 22, 2019

Kovalev-YardeHeadlines Special Afternoon of Boxing on ESPN+
WBO light heavyweight championship showdown to stream LIVEfrom Russia beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT


(Aug. 14, 2019) — WBO light heavyweight champion and future Hall of Famer Sergey Kovalev will face off against his hard-hitting mandatory challenger, Anthony Yarde, in a highly anticipated showdown Saturday, Aug. 24 from Traktor Arena in Kovalev’s hometown of Chelyabinsk, Russia. Kovalev-Yarde will stream live and exclusively in the United States on ESPN+, the leading multi-sport streaming service, beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT. The stream will also showcase the co-feature bout between unbeaten cruiserweight contender Aleksei Papin (11-0, 10 KOs) and former world title challenger Ilunga Makabu (25-2, 24 KOs). Fans in the U.S. can sign up at www.ESPNplus.com or on the ESPN App. “I am thrilled to fight for the first time in my hometown of Chelyabinsk,” Kovalev said. “It is a dream to defend my WBO title in front of all my friends and family back home. I am also thankful ESPN+ will show the fight to my fans in the U.S. Thank you to Igor Altushkin, Egis Klimas, Main Events and Top Rank for making this dream a reality, and thank you to Anthony Yarde for agreeing to fight in my home.” “Sergey has done just about everything a professional fighter can do, other than fight in his own hometown,” said promoter Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events. “One of the sport’s greatest road warriors, Sergey will finally get the chance to salute his legion of fans in Chelyabinsk, where he grew up. It will be an exciting, long overdue homecoming for Sergey. And I am so happy to confirm that Sergey’s many fans in the U.S. will be able to watch this great event only on ESPN+. I wish to thank Igor Altushkin, German Titov and everyone at RCC for making this all possible. I also wish to thank Bob Arum and Top Rank for their continued support.” Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KOs) is a veteran of 15 world title bouts and has won the light heavyweight world title on three occasions. A former unified champion, he revived his career in February by scoring a wide points win over Eleider Alvarez, the man who’d knocked him out less than six months prior. One of this generation’s most decorated champions, Kovalev holds victories over Jean Pascal, Nathan Cleverly and living legend Bernard Hopkins. In Yarde (18-0, 17 KOs), he faces a London native with a giant hand who is taking a giant step up in competition. Yarde has won his last 16 bouts by knockout, most recently stopping Travis Reeves in five rounds in a bout that streamed on ESPN+. This will be only his second pro bout outside of England. For more information, visit: www.toprank.comwww.espn.com/boxing; Facebook:facebook.com/trboxing; Twitter: twitter.com/trboxing.

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UFC Travels Back To Tampa With A Pivotal Women’s Strawweight Bout

Aug 22, 2019

UFC® TRAVELS BACK TO TAMPA WITH A PIVOTAL WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT BOUT FEATURING

FORMER CHAMPION (#4) JOANNA JEDRZEJCZYK

AND (#7) MICHELLE WATERSON

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+®: JOANNA vs. WATERSON

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

FEATURED BOUT: CUB SWANSON vs. KRON GRACIE

ALL FIGHTS EXCLUSIVELY ON ESPN+

LAS VEGAS – For the first time since 2016, UFC® will return to the AMALIE Arena in Tampa, Fla. with a crucial bout in the women’s strawweight division as former champion and No. 4-ranked contender Joanna Jedrzejczyk looks to earn another shot at her lost crown by stopping the win streak of No. 7-rankedMichelle Waterson. Also on the card, longtime veteran Cub Swanson looks to hand undefeated submission specialist Kron Gracie his first career loss.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+®: JOANNA vs. WATERSON will stream live from the AMALIE Arena with all fights carried exclusively on ESPN+ in English and Spanish. The main card begins at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, October 12, with the prelims kicking off at 5 p.m. ET.  Doors open at 4 p.m. ET.

Competing in her adopted home state of Florida for the first time, Jedrzejczyk (15-3, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla. by way of Olsztyn, Poland) returns to strawweight after recently attempting to become just the second woman to hold UFC championships in two divisions. Before moving up, Jedrzejczyk had established herself as the greatest strawweight champion in UFC history with dominant wins over Jessica Andrade, Claudia Gadelha (twice) and Karolina Kowalkiewicz. She now looks to get back to her winning ways and into the title conversation by taking out yet another top contender.

Currently on the longest win streak of her UFC career, Waterson (17-6, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) looks to add a UFC champion to her resume and insert herself into the title picture. A former Invicta FC champion, Waterson has been a contender from the moment she joined the UFC roster in 2015 and has already proven herself against some of the top competitors in the division, such as Paige VanZant, Felice Herrig and Karolina Kowalkiewicz. She now aims to secure the biggest win of her career and earn her first shot at UFC gold.

With seven UFC post-fight bonuses to his name, Swanson (25-11, fighting out of Palm Springs, Calif.)  has established himself as one the most exciting athletes on the roster. During his career he has claimed impressive wins over the likes of Dooho Choi, Artem Lobov and Jeremy Stephens. Competing in his 18th UFC bout, Swanson hopes to prove he can still compete with the best in the world and break back into the rankings with another crowd-pleasing performance.

Looking to remain undefeated, Gracie (5-0, fighting out of Culver City, Calif.) aims to secure the most important victory of his career with another signature submission. The latest member of the legendary Gracie family to join the UFC roster, Kron made his debut in impressive fashion by submitting the experienced Alex Caceres in the first round. Now, he looks to take out his second veteran in a row and announce himself as the next prospect to watch in the featherweight division.

Announced bouts on the card include:

  • In a clash of top ranked flyweights, No. 3-ranked contender Deiveson Figueiredo (16-1, fighting out of Condor Belem, Para, Brazil) takes on former title challenger and No. 6-ranked Tim Elliott (16-8-1, fighting out of Lee’s Summit, Mo.)
  • Middleweight finishers meet as Eryk Anders (12-4, fighting out of Birmingham, Ala.) battles Gerald Meerschaert (29-11, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.)
  • Undefeated Mackenzie Dern (7-0, fighting out of Peoria, Ariz.) aims to lock in another submission in her return to action againstAmanda Ribas (7-1, fighting out of Varginha, Minas Gerais, Brazil)
  • Max Griffin (15-6, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) and Alex Morono (16-5, fighting out of Houston, Texas) both look to extend their win streaks and move up the welterweight ranks
  • Promising women’s flyweight competitors look to bounce back into the win column as JJ Aldrich (7-3, fighting out of Westminster, Colo.) meets Dana White’s Contender Series veteran Lauren Mueller (5-2, fighting out of San Diego, Calif.)
  • Dana White’s Contender Series alum Ryan Spann (16-5, fighting out of Beaumont, Texas) aims to remain undefeated in UFC when he takes on Devin Clark (10-3. Fighting out of Sioux Falls, S.D.)

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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UFC Returns to Boston With Light Heavyweight Thriller

Aug 22, 2019

UFC® RETURNS TO BOSTON’S TD GARDEN WITH

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT THRILLER BETWEEN

(#4) DOMINICK REYES AND (#7-MW) CHRIS WEIDMAN

FEATURED BOUT EXCLUSIVELY ON ESPN2 and ESPN DEPORTES:

(#5) ZABIT MAGOMEDSHARIPOV vs. (#11) CALVIN KATTAR

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN®: REYES vs. WEIDMAN

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LAS VEGAS – UFC® returns to Boston with a spectacular light heavyweight bout, as undefeated No. 4 ranked contender Dominick Reyes welcomes former middleweight champion Chris Weidman to the 205-pound division. In a featherweight contenders’ bout guaranteed to deliver fireworks, No. 5 ranked Zabit Magomedsharipov battles No. 11Calvin Kattar.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN®: REYES vs. WEIDMAN will air live from the TD Garden exclusively on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, October 18, with the prelims kicking off at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and on ESPN Deportes.  Doors open at 5 p.m. ET.

Reyes (11-0, fighting out of Victorville, Calif.) immediately turned heads upon joining the UFC in 2017 by delivering a Performance of the Night victory over Joachim Christensen. He has since made a rapid ascent up the light heavyweight rankings after securing impressive wins against Jared Cannonier, Ovince Saint Preux and former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir. Reyes now aims to add a former UFC champion to his resume and stake his claim for a title shot.

Weidman (14-4, fighting out of Baldwin, N.Y.) shocked the MMA world in 2013 by dethroning long-reigning middleweight champion Anderson Silva via knockout. He then went on to deliver spectacular title defenses against Silva, Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and NCAA Division I wrestler now sets his sights on taking over the light heavyweight class by stopping one of the division’s biggest rising stars.

In less than two years on the UFC roster, Magomedsharipov (17-1, fighting out of Dagestan, Russia) has proven to be a must-watch featherweight contender. Known for his dynamic striking and slick grappling, he has netted memorable victories over Jeremy Stephens, Brandon Davis, Kyle Bochniak and Sheymon Moraes. Magomedsharipov now looks to once again steal the show and secure his 14th consecutive win.

A thrilling striker, Kattar (20-3, fighting out of Methuen, Mass.) has delivered sensational knockouts in his last three victories. During his UFC tenure, he has stopped Ricardo Lamas, Chris Fishgold and earned Fight of the Night honors for his TKO against Shane Burgos. Kattar is now poised to crack the featherweight top 5 with another highlight-reel finish in his Boston backyard.

Announced bouts on the card include:

  • In a clash of surging flyweights, No. 12 ranked contender Maycee Barber (5-0, fighting out of Greeley, Colo.) takes on dangerous finisher and No. 15 ranked Gillian Robertson (7-3, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla. by way of  Niagara Falls, Ont., Canada)
  • Deron Winn (6-0, fighting out of Gilroy, Calif.) looks to remain undefeated against tough Darren Stewart (10-4 1NC, fighting out of London, England)
  • Daniel Spitz (6-2, fighting out of Spokane, Wash.) welcomes newcomer Tanner Boser (16-5-1, fighting out of Edmonton, Alta., Canada) to the UFC heavyweight division

·       Molly McCann (9-2, fighting out of Liverpool, England) goes for her third straight win against Diana Belbita (13-4, fighting out of Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania)

·       Dana White’s Contender Series signeeBrendan Allen (11-3, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) debuts against Eric Spicely(12-6, fighting out of Olneyville, R.I.)

·       Massachusetts native Randy Costa (4-1, fighting out of Taunton, Mass.) looks for an impressive win at home against Boston Salmon (6-2, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.)

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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Tres asaltos brutales: Navarrete detiene a De Vaca Jessie Magdaleno anota la decisión técnica de Rafael Rivera en la co-función

Aug 19, 2019

(Credito de Fotos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)


LOS ANGELES (17 de agosto del 2019) — Emanuel ‘Vaquero’ Navarrete ya era campeón. Ahora es un monarca élite del deporte. Navarrete defendió exitosamente su título peso junior pluma de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) al noquear al invicto Francisco ‘Panchito’ De Vaca en tres brutales asaltos el sábado por la noche frente a 3,944 fanáticos en la primera cartelera de boxeo que se llevó a cabo en el Banc of California Stadium.

Navarrete, quien derrotó a Isaac Dogboe para ganar el título y luego lo venció en una revancha inmediata, regresará para defender su título el 14 de septiembre en la cartelera Tyson Fury vs. Otto Wallin que se celebrará en Las Vegas durante el fin de semana de independencia mexicana.

“Primero quiero agradecer a mis seguidores por el apoyo, y en segundo lugar, quiero continuar la tradición del boxeo mexicano en Los Ángeles. Quiero llenar arenas y seguir los pasos de las leyendas mexicanas”, dijo Navarrete. “Estoy hablando con {Top Rank} sobre pelear el 14 de septiembre en la cartelera Tyson Fury en Las Vegas. Quiero agradecer a Bob Arum y Zanfer Promotions por la oportunidad”.

El legendario promotor Bob Arum, dijo: “Él es mexicano. Está orgulloso de ser mexicano. El 14 de septiembre es el fin de semana de la independencia de México, y el mejor peleador de México estará allí defendiendo su título”.

MAGDALENO DERROTÓ A RIVERA

El ex campeón mundial de peso junior pluma Jessie Magdaleno demostró que está listo para enfrentarse a los titanes del peso pluma. En su segunda pelea desde que subió de peso, Magdaleno logró una decisión técnica en el noveno asalto sobre Rafael Rivera después de sufrir un brutal golpe accidental que abrió una cortadura en su ojo derecho.

Magdaleno derribó a Rivera al comienzo del noveno asalto y prevaleció por tarjetas de 88-82, 89-81 (x2).

“Estas cosas pasan. Es parte del deporte. Tengo mucho respeto para Rivera. Él es un guerrero”, dijo Magdaleno. “Me sentí muy bien. Me sentí fuerte. Diría que mejor que nunca. Quiero un título mundial. Estoy listo”.

OTROS RESULTADOS DEL CARTEL:

• El contendiente súperligero Arnold Barboza Jr. le propinó una paliza a Ricky Sismundo, y la esquina de Sismundo detuvo la pelea después de la conclusión del cuarto asalto.

“Quiero una oportunidad por el título mundial ahora”, dijo Barboza. “Quiero retar a todos los campeones. No importa quién sea o dónde sea. ¡Todo lo que quiero es enfrentarme a Ramírez, Prograis o Taylor, y lo quiero ahora!”

• El contendiente de peso welter Chris van Heerden (28-2-1, 12 KOs) continuó su marcha a una oportunidad titular al superar a Aslanbek Kozaev (33-3-1, 8 KOs) por una decisión unánime de ocho asaltos (79- 73 2x y 78-74). van Heerden ha ganado cinco combates seguidos desde que sufrió una derrota en el 2015 ante Errol Spence Jr.

“Fue una pelea dura, pero obtuve la victoria. Espero que el corte no me mantenga fuera de acción por mucho tiempo. Estoy empezando a estar más activo y, en poco tiempo, estaré listo para pelear contra cualquiera de los mejores pesos welter”.

• El invicto contendiente de peso mediano Janibek Alimkhanuly (7-0, 3 KOs) defendió exitosamente sus títulos de peso mediano Continental Americas del CMB y Global de la OMB con un nocaut en el quinto asalto sobre el veterano canadiense Stuart McLellan (27-4-3, 11 KOs).

• Javier Molina (20-2, 8 KOs), olímpico estadounidense del 2008, ganó su tercer combate consecutivo, logrando una decisión unánime de ocho asaltos (79-73 2x y 78-74) sobre Manuel Méndez (16-6-3, 11 KOs).

• El prospecto peso ligero Dmitry Yun mejoró a 2-0 con un triunfo por decisión unánime de seis asaltos sobre el veterano Javier Martínez (4-7, 3 KOs) con tarjetas de 57-54 2x y 56-54.

• El invicto prospecto dominicano de peso súper ligero Elvis Rodríguez (3-0-1, 3 KOs) hizo un trabajo rápido de Jesús González (6-3, 2 KOs), noqueándolo a los 1:42 del primer asalto.

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Los invictos campeones Beterbiev y Gvozdyk unificarán títulos mundiales

Aug 19, 2019

Los invictos campeones Beterbiev y Gvozdyk unificarán títulos el 18 de octubre en Filadelfia en vivo por ESPN y ESPN Deportes

La transmisión de esta cartelera especial de
Top Rank on ESPN comenzará a las 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

FILADELFIA (17 de agosto del 2019)— Dos invictos campeones están listos para unificar sus títulos mundiales.
El campeón mundial de peso semi pesado del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB) Oleksandr ‘The Nail’ Gvozdyk y el campeón mundial de peso semipesado de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (FIB), Artur Beterbiev, pelearán en un esperado choque unificatorio el viernes 18 de octubre en el Liacouras Center.

Beterbiev y Gvozdyk entran a este combate con un récord combinado de 31-0 con 28 nocauts.

El combate unificatorio Gvozdyk vs. Beterbiev estelarizará una edición especial de Top Rank on ESPN a partir de las 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT en vivo por ESPN y ESPN Deportes.

La peleas preliminares se transmitirán en vivo por ESPN+, el servicio de transmisión de deportes líder en la industria, a partir de las 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.

En una promoción de Top Rank, en asociación con Peltz Boxing, los boletos a un precio de $150, $90, $75 y $50 (sin incluir las tarifas aplicables) saldrán a la venta el viernes 23 de agosto a las 12 p.m. ET y se pueden comprar en la boletería del Liacouras Center,www.liacourascenter.com o llamando al 800-298-4200.

“Esta podría ser la pelea del año”, dijo el legendario promotor Bob Arum. “Estos son dos campeones invictos de peso semipesado y equitativamente igualados. No hay nada mejor en el deporte del boxeo”.

“Mi primer objetivo era ganar un título mundial de peso semipesado. Ahora, quiero unificar los cinturones, y esa misión comienza con Artur Beterbiev,” dijo Gvozdyk. “Esta será una pelea espectacular, una que los fanáticos disfrutarán. Los fanáticos pidieron esta pelea. Una cosa que sé es que seré campeón unificado. Tengo al mejor entrenador, Teddy Atlas, en mi esquina. Esta es nuestra tercera pelea juntos, y bajo su guía, continuaré mejorando”.

“Quiero agradecer a Top Rank y a mi oponente, Oleksandr Gvozdyk, por hacer posible esta pelea de unificación y dar a los fanáticos de todo el mundo lo que quieren ver”, dijo Beterbiev. “Esta será una gran pelea entre dos campeones que aspiran a convertirse en el campeón mundial indiscutible de peso semipesado. Tengo muchas ganas de subir al ring el 18 de octubre”.
 Gvozdyk (17-0, 14 KOs) estará haciendo la segunda defensa del título que le arrebató al veterano campeón Adonis Stevenson con un impresionante nocaut en diciembre pasado en la ciudad de Quebec, Canadá. Luego de la victoria ante Stevenson, Gvozdyk logró un nocaut técnico dominante en el quinto asalto el 30 de marzo sobre Doudou Ngumbu en Filadelfia, donde un gran contingente ucraniano apareció para apoyar a su compatriota. Gvozdyk capturó una medalla de bronce en los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012, donde fue compañero de equipo del grande libra por libra Vasiliy Lomachenko. Un profesional de cinco años, Gvozdyk subió de rango con victorias sobre veteranos establecidos como Isaac Chilemba, Yunieski González y Nadjib Mohammedi.

Beterbiev (14-0, 14 KOs), una ex estrella amateur rusa, se ha convertido en el único campeón mundial actual con un porciento de nocaut de 100 por ciento. Ganó el título mundial vacante de la FIB con un nocaut técnico en el duodécimo asalto sobre Enrico Koelling, preservando su récord perfecto de nocauts al detener a Koelling con 27 segundos restantes en el combate. Sus dos defensas del título han durado un total de nueve asaltos, y más recientemente, derrotó al contendiente Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic en cinco asaltos en el evento principal del Top Rank on ESPN del 4 de mayo. 
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JAIME MUNGUIA AND RYAN GARCIA LOS ANGELES PRESS CONFERENCE

Aug 16, 2019

JAIME MUNGUIA AND RYAN GARCIA LOS ANGELES PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 AT DIGNITY HEALTH SPORTS PARK IN CARSON, CALIF. AND STREAMED LIVE ON DAZN

(ABOVE, L-R: Erik Morales, Fernando Beltran, Jaime Munguia and Oscar De La Hoya pose at today’s press conference to formally announce the Sept. 14 event at Dignity Health Sports Park and streamed live on DAZN) 

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


LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (Aug. 13, 2019): Jaime Munguia (33-0, 26 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico hosted a press conference today at the Golden Boy Headquarters in Los Angeles, Calif. ahead of the 12-round defense of his WBO Junior Middleweight World Title against African warrior Patrick Allotey (40-3, 30 KOs). He was joined by co-main event fighters Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (18-0, 15 KOs) and Avery “A-Plus” Sparrow (10-1, 3 KOs) who will battle in a 10-round lighweight fight. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. and will be streamed live on DAZN.
Below is what today’s participants had to say at the press conference: 
JAIME MUNGUIA, WBO Junior Middleweight Champion:
“I feel very happy to be the main event for this Mexican Independence Day fight. It’s going to be a great day for boxing and a great day for Mexico. My desire on September 14th is to demonstrate everything I’ve been learning with my new trainer Erick Morales. I have a great fighter in front of me and we are going to show it in the ring.”
“We know that Allotey is strong, fast and has a lot of knockouts. We will have to be very careful about that. But, I’ll be looking to give a great show, and I’ll look for the knockout on September 14.”
RYAN GARCIA. Lightweight Contender:
“Thank you to everyone who came here. Out of the three fights I was offered I knew Avery was the hardest. He’s a fast and undefeated counter puncher. He’s smart. I wanted to take the hardest fight I got offered. I’m going to bring my all and train like it’s my last, upping my speed and power. I’m going to bring my experience. I’ve seen a lot of fighters out there, and I’m going to bring those wins into the ring as well. Let’s all get ready! Avery is very fast and that’s what I’m going to have to train for. I know that my experience and my training will help me win this fight. I wanted to take on the hardest fight. I’m not trying to prove anything to myself, but to the people who doubt me and the people who don’t think I can handle this fight.”
AVERY SPARROW, Super Featherweight Contender:
“Thank you Golden Boy and all the fans for making this fight happen. Ryan knows I’m a good fighter and this is a big fight, I have a lot of support and people backing me. I’m on a different level than Ryan Garcia, and he hasn’t been to this level yet. I’ve fought fighters with similar experience before, but we will see what happens on September 14th. I hope to see everyone there.”
ERIK MORALES, Hall of Famer and Trainer of Jaime Munguia:
“I’m very grateful to be working with Munguia. He’s a great fighter and a young fighter with a lot of desire to show. It reminds me of when I was younger. He has been improving over our last two months of working together. I assure you that the Munguia you know will be different, but will also deliver the same explosive style he has. We are showing him and guiding him.”
OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy:
“As always we will have a very stacked undercard for this fight. We are excited to host this fight at one of the most exciting venues in California. Dignity Health Sports Park brings out the best in every fighter, so we can’t wait for the fans to experience this fight. This fight will also include a Mexican fiesta featuring bands and activations from Tecate and Orange Crush. The event will be streamed live on DAZN, where we are committed to making the best fights and giving fans and affordable price to watch. Our partners at DAZN have been instrumental in bringing affordable boxing to the masses and on a global scale.” “We want to make sure that you’re watching the very best. We strongly feel that the fights we have scheduled for this event are even and will give fans their money’s worth. Avery knows what’s at stake and what can transpire by winning this fight. We are truly excited to be showcasing Munguia on an important day for boxing, especially now that he has a new trainer. We strongly feel this new trainer will bring out the best in Munguia. Munguia is willing to jump around into different divisions and every punch he throws is with bad intention. He’s a hard worker and he’s disciplined and dedicated. He’s also a real pleasure outside of the ring.”
FERNANDO BELTRAN, President of Zanfer Promotions:
“First of all, I would like to tell you that it’s an honor to be here in one of the best boxing companies in the world and with Oscar De La Hoya. I also have lots memories on this podium by being here with Erik Morales. Munguia is a special fighter and he will prove that he belongs on the top and fighting the best fighters out there, such as Canelo and Golovkin. I know everyone will enjoy this fight on Mexican Independence Day.”
Munguia vs. Allotey is a 12-round fight for the WBO Junior Middleweight Championship presented by Golden Boy in association with Zanfer Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle,” and Orange Crush. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 14 at Dignity Health Sports Park and will be streamed live on DAZN

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Former Three-Time Champion Robert Guerrero & Sensational Unbeaten Super Welterweight Prospect Joey Spencer

Aug 16, 2019

Former Three-Time Champion Robert Guerrero & Sensational Unbeaten Super Welterweight Prospect Joey Spencer Appear in Separate Bouts on FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View Prelims on FS1 & FOX Deportes Saturday, Sept. 28

Super Welterweight Prospect Joey Spencer Appear in Separate Bouts on FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View Prelims on FS1 & FOX Deportes Saturday, Sept. 28Guerrero & Spencer Matches Provide Lead-In for Errol Spence Jr. vs. Shawn Porter Welterweight Unification Showdown Headlining FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View from STAPLES Center in Los AngelesLOS ANGELES (August 13, 2019) – Former three-time world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero battles Jerry Thomas in a 10-round welterweight match and sensational undefeated super welterweight prospect Joey Spencer appears in a six-round attraction in FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View Prelims on FS1 and FOX Deportes Saturday, September 28 from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The 90-minute prelims show begins at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT and will serve as the lead-in to the highly anticipated FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View headlined by the welterweight title unification showdown between IBF champion Errol Spence Jr. and WBC champion Shawn Porter. WBC Super Middleweight Champion Anthony Dirrell defends his title against undefeated former champion David Benavídez in the co-feature, while unbeatens clash when Mario Barrios takes on Batyr Akhmedov for the WBA Super Lightweight title and hard-hitting veteran sluggers Josesito López and John Molina, Jr. meet in a 10-round welterweight bout in pay-per-view action beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Tickets for the live event are on sale now and can be purchased AXS.com. “An already great card just got better,” said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions. “Robert Guerrero and Joey Spencer will provide the perfect lead in to the Pay-Per-View event. Guerrero has one of the most distinguished careers in boxing and he has never been in a bad match. Spencer is at the beginning of a career that promises to be spectacular. Combined with the other fights on the pay per view telecast, this is going to be an all-action show.” Guerrero (35-6-1, 20 KOs) has won world titles at featherweight and super featherweight, and has fought a stacked lineup of elite fighters during a superb career. The 35-year-old Guerrero is from Gilroy, California and is coming off a stoppage victory over Hevinson Herrera on March 9 after previously scoring a TKO win in December 2018. “It feels great to be back in the ring, especially fighting in front of my fans at STAPLES Center,” said Guerrero. “I had a couple tune up fights and now I’m stepping up in competition. My boxing skills will be on display and I’m ready to take that next step to a big fight. I’m in great shape and I’m ready to let my hands go. Lastly, I’m dedicating this fight to the victims of the Gilroy mass shooting and I’ll be donating a portion of my purse to their fund.” Thomas (14-1-1, 8 KOs) has won three straight bouts since losing the first match of his career against Danny O’Connor in 2016. Thomas of St. Marys, Kansas is coming off a TKO victory over Brad Robison in his most recent fight last May 19. The 19-year-old Spencer (8-0, 6 KOs) turned pro last year after an impressive amateur career and scored knockouts in his first six fights. Fighting out of Linden, Michigan, Spencer continued his unbeaten string in his most recent match when he scored a hard-fought unanimous decision over Akeem Black in June on FOX. “It was really exciting to find out that I would be on a card of this magnitude,” said Spencer. “I just want to keep becoming a better pro each time I get in the ring. This experience is a big part of it. I’m working crazy hard each day to improve my stamina and pace and get to my maximum level. I’m looking forward to showing people what I can do, one fight at a time.” For more information: visit www.premierboxingchampions.comhttp://www.foxsports.com/presspass/homepageandwww.foxdeportes.com, follow on Twitter @PremierBoxing, @PBConFOX, @FOXSports, @FOXDeportes, @TGBPromotions and @Swanson_Comm or become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PremierBoxingChampionswww.facebook.com/foxsports & www.facebook.com/foxdeportes.

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Tyson Fury regresará a Las Vegas el 14 de septiembre contra Otto Wallin

Aug 16, 2019

El campeón lineal de peso pesado Tyson Fury regresará a Las Vegas el 14 de septiembre contra Otto Wallin en vivo por ESPN+

Taquillas para el evento que se celebrará en la T-Mobile Arena,
salen a la venta este viernes, 16 de agosto

LAS VEGAS (13 de agosto del 2019) — El acto más electrizante del Strip de Las Vegas regresa para un nuevo evento. Menos de tres meses después de su impresionante demostración ante Tom Schwarz en el MGM Grand Garden Arena, Tyson Fury, también conocido como “Gypsy King”, defenderá su campeonato lineal de peso pesado contra el invicto Otto Wallin el sábado 14 de septiembre en la T-Mobile Arena.

Esta será la quinta defensa de la corona lineal para Fury, quien derrotó al futuro miembro del Salón de la Fama Wladimir Klitschko en noviembre del 2015 para reclamar la supremacía del peso pesado.

El combate Fury vs. Wallin se transmitirá en vivo y exclusivamente en los Estados Unidos por ESPN+, el servicio de transmisión multideportivo lider en la industria, y el evento principal comenzará a las 11:00 p.m. ET (las peleas preliminares comenzarán a las 7:30 p.m. ET). ESPN+ está disponible a través del app de ESPN en dispositivos móviles y conectados, en ESPN.com y ESPNplus.com. En una promoción de Top Rank, en asociación con Queensberry Promotions de Frank Warren, y Salita Promotions, las taquillas para Fury vs. Wallin comienzan en $105 y salen a la venta este viernes 16 de agosto a las 10 a.m.PT. Los boletos también están disponibles  en línea en www.axs.com o por teléfono al 888-929-7849. “Tyson Fury electrificó Las Vegas la última vez que peleó, y está listo para hacerlo nuevamente contra un rival duro en Otto Wallin”, dijo el legendario promotor Bob Arum. “Tyson sabe lo que está en juego, y espero que tenga otra actuación magistral. Es el mejor peso pesado del mundo y apenas comienza a mostrar a todos de lo que es capaz”.

“Me complace estar de regreso en Las Vegas. Me encantó el tiempo que pasé allí en mi última pelea y voy a dar un gran espectáculo en la T-Mobile Arena”, dijo Fury. “Otto Wallin es un peleador de nivel mundial y es alto, algo que queremos con la revancha de Deontay Wilder a la vuelta de la esquina. También es zurdo, lo que traerá sus propios obstáculos, pero estaré completamente concentrado para hacer este trabajo porque la revancha tiene que suceder”.

“Estoy encantado de que Tyson vuelva a boxear en Las Vegas después de su éxito anterior”, dijo Frank Warren. “Es otro boxeador invicto al que se enfrenta y un combate donde una victoria establecerá la revancha ante Deontay Wilder. Otto Wallin sabe que esta es su gran oportunidad, y Tyson no lo subestimará”.

“Este es el tipo de pelea que he estado esperando desde que era un niño y mi padre comenzó a mostrarme algunos movimientos de boxeo en nuestra cocina”, dijo Wallin. “He hecho muchos sacrificios para llegar a este punto y estoy muy feliz de que esté comenzando a dar sus frutos. Quiero agradecer a mi equipo y a mis seguidores por hacer que esto suceda”.

“Sé que no soy el favorito en esta pelea, pero estoy listo para esta oportunidad y voy a aprovecharla al máximo. Cualquiera puede ser vencido y especialmente en la división de peso pesado. Me gusta el hecho de que tengo todo para ganar y Tyson tiene todo para perder”.

“Otto Wallin es un ejemplo de lo que sucede cuando combinas sueños y trabajo duro”, dijo Dmitriy Salita, el promotor de Wallin. “¡Creció en un pequeño pueblo de Suecia, trabajó duro y soñó en grande! Planea seguir los pasos del compatriota Ingemar Johansson y lograr la gran victoria contra el campeón lineal de peso pesado, Tyson Fury. Será una pelea emocionante desde la campana de apertura, que creo que terminará en una sorpresa histórica en Las Vegas”.

“Podría decirse que Tyson Fury es el mejor peleador de peso pesado y el más que entretiene en el mundo”, dijo Russell Wolff, vicepresidente ejecutivo y gerente general de ESPN+. “Dio un espectáculo la última vez que estuvo en ESPN+ y esperamos otro espectáculo con esta pelea. Con 29 peleas de título mundial de boxeo en menos de 18 meses, y varias más en el horizonte, ESPN+ es el hogar de los fanáticos de las peleas y la mejor plataforma de transmisión de deportes en los Estados Unidos”. 
Fury (28-0-1 20 KOs) está en medio de uno de los retornos más notables del deporte, un guión de Hollywood convertido en realidad que lo ha visto luchar contra el abuso de sustancias y los problemas de salud mental para recuperar su lugar en la cima del deporte. Después de casi tres años fuera del ring luego del triunfo ante Klitschko, Fury regresó en junio del 2018 y ganó un par de peleas antes de su controvertido empate contra el campeón de peso pesado del CMB Deontay Wilder. Seis meses después de la pelea de Wilder,  hizo trabajo fácil de Schwarz (24-0 en ese momento) y una vez más enfrentará a un retador invicto.

Wallin (20-0, 1 NC, 13 KOs), de Sundsvall, Suecia, busca convertirse en el segundo campeón sueco de peso pesado, ya que Ingemar Johansson ocupó la corona entre 1959 y 1960. Wallin, de 28 años, hizo su debut en Estados Unidos en abril del 2019, un no contest contra Nick Kisner después de que Kisner sufriera un corte debido a un cabezazo accidental en la primera ronda. Un profesional de seis años, Wallin derrotó a Adrian Granat (15-1 en ese momento) por decisión unánime de 12 asaltos en el 2018 para capturar la corona de peso pesado de la Unión Europea.

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