Feb 23, 2018



Next Saturday’s Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® Doubleheader Will Open With Anticipated Rematch Between Andre Dirrell & Jose Uzcategui


Saturday, March 3 LIVE on SHOWTIME At 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT From Barclays Center In Brooklyn & Presented By Premier Boxing Champions


BROOKLYN (Feb. 23, 2018) – Middleweight contender Hugo Centeno Jr. suffered a rib injury while training and his Interim WBC Middleweight World Championship bout with Jermall Charlo has been rescheduled for a Premier Boxing Champions event on Saturday, April 21 live on SHOWTIME.


The March 3 SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast continues as a doubleheader beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  In the main event, WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder will make the seventh and most difficult defense of his title against fellow-unbeaten heavyweight Luis Ortiz.


In the opening bout of the March 3 doubleheader, Andre Dirrell and Jose Uzcategui will meet for the Interim IBF Super Middleweight World Championship in an immediate rematch of one of 2017’s best and most controversial fights.


Charlo vs. Centeno will now be a featured bout on the previously announced April 21 SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast presented by Premier Boxing Champions. Four-division world champion Adrien Broner will face undefeated former champion Omar Figueroa and one of boxing’s brightest young stars, Gervonta Davis, returns to the ring as the 23-year-old undefeated former champion looks to regain a title in the 130-pound class.


“While the injury to Centeno is unfortunate, we’re pleased to have the flexibility to keep the Charlo-Centeno fight on our 2018 boxing schedule,” said Stephen Espinoza, President, Sports & Event Programming, Showtime Networks Inc.  “The March 3 SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING event remains a can’t-miss night for any fight fan, with Deontay Wilder facing the most dangerous opponent of his career in Luis Ortiz, and Andre Dirrell and Jose Uzcategui settling the score in a rematch of one of 2017’s best fights.”


“I’m devastated.,” said Centeno. “I’ve been in the gym for a long time. Being so close to a fight and accomplishing my dream of a world title it’s devastating.


“It happened during sparring. I tried to work through the pain and as the day progressed and the adrenaline subsided I had to go to the ER and get checked out. It’s a good enough injury that it had to be postponed. Nothing was broken, but it was severe enough to keep me from fighting.


“I was just about to peak. Now I have to taper off a bit and cut back to let my body recover and then pick it up and get some momentum back.”


“I’m ready to go,” said Charlo. “I’m 167 pounds right now, and this was the best camp I’ve ever had. I’m so disappointed. I’m at a loss for words. When you want something so bad and you don’t get it, you can’t be a kid about it. You just have to deal with it.


“I’m hungry and I’m ready to get back in the ring. I’m still coming to the fight though. I’m going be there to support Deontay. I love Barclays Center and all my fans in

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Feb 23, 2018
(ABOVE: Joseph Diaz, Jr. scored a third-round knockout victory against Victor Terrazas to defend his NABF and NABO Featherweight Titles in the main event of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN on Feb. 22)
Photo Credit: Derrick Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotion
INDIO, CALIF. (Feb. 22, 2018): Joseph “JoJo” Diaz (26-0, 14 KOs) successfully defended his NABF and NABO Featherweight Titles with a dominant third-round knockout victory against former world champion Victor “Vikingo” Terrazas (38-5-2, 21 KOs) in the main event of the Feb. 22 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. After dropping Terrazas twice in the first round, Diaz, Jr. continued punishing Terrazas to the head and body before finishing the fight with a left hook at 3:00 of the third round. Diaz, Jr. maintained his status as the No. 1 contender for the featherweight championship of the world with this impressive victory.
“Gary Russell, Jr.: You’re next,” said Diaz, Jr. “I’m ready to have that world title around my waist. Once I defeat him, I’m going to give the fight fans what they want to see: champions against champions. Victor Terrazas is a tremendous warrior. I thank him for the opportunity because of all the experience he brought to the ring. He’s a strong veteran and I wish him all the best.”
“I’m going to speak with my wife and kids,” said Terrazas. “After all, they’ll be the ones to inform me if I should continue my career or end it tonight. I feel like I’m at the end of my career. It may be time to enjoy my wife and kids and find luck in another profession.”
In the co-main event, rising prospect Vergil Ortiz, Jr. (9-0, 9 KOs) successfully captured the vacant Junior NABF Super Lightweight Title with a decisive third-round technical knockout victory against Jesus Alvarez (15-4, 11 KOs) of Sinaloa, Mexico
“I feel really good,” said Ortiz, Jr. “I dropped him in the first round with a right hand because he kept pulling straight back. I liked that he got up because he was able to give me more rounds. My dad was telling me to work the body. I really started doing it in the third round and it showed. Now it’s time for me to keep working hard so I can be ready to fight again in a few months.”
In the televised swing fight, Filipino standout Rey “Flash” Perez (22-10, 6 KOs) scored a tough but clear unanimous decision victory against Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (18-2, 15 KOs) in a lightweight fight. Perez dominated Gonzalez in every round, landing hard shots easily though Gonzalez’ guard. Perez won with scores of 79-73, 79-73, and 78-74.
“I had an excellent training camp,” said Perez. “The team did something different this time. We thank Coachella Valley Boxing and Luis Espinoza for their hospitality. I don’t know what’s next for me, but I’ll be ready for what comes.”
Genaro “El Conde” Gamez (7-0, 5 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. scored a technical knockout victory against Miguel Mendoza (23-14-2, 11 KOs) of Aguascalientes, Mexico at the end of the fourth round of a scheduled eight-round super lightweight fight.
“I had a lot of fun in there,” said Gamez. “I was just playing with him in there in the ring and wanted to get rid of him by the later rounds. I can’t wait to fight again.”
Super Featherweight prospect Hector “El Finito” Tanajara, Jr. (12-0, 5 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas scored a first-round knockout victory against the Mexican pugilist Eduardo Rivera (10-4-2, 4 KOs). Tanajara, Jr. wasted no time in landing a lead right uppercut that immediately hurt Rivera, which he followed with a flurry that ended matters at 1:58 seconds of the first round.
“I wanted to switch it up because I was throwing the right hand a lot,” said Tanajara, Jr.”So, I threw the lead uppercut and I hurt him. I had to be cautious before going for the finish because some fighters play it off, but either way I got the first-round knockout. I’m going to stay in camp and get ready for the next fight.”
Los Angeles, California’s Manny “Chato” Robles, III (15-0, 7 KOs) scored a fourth-round TKO victory against Martin Cordona (24-11, 16 KOs) of Tucson, Arizona in a featherweight fight originally scheduled for eight rounds. After Robles punished Cordona for several rounds, the fight was stopped at 2:53 by the latter’s corner.
“Even though he wouldn’t go down, I had to keep trying,” said Robles III. “I knew I had to keep working the body and get the knockout. Hopefully I can move to 10-round fights this year. After this, things will just get tougher as I move up the rankings.” 
Diaz, Jr. vs. Terrazas was a 10-round fight for the NABF and NABO Featherweight Titles presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event was sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The fights took place on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.
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Feb 23, 2018

Este sábado 24 de Febrero del 2018 Superfly 2

En el Forum de Inglewood, California.

Será Televisado en vivo por HBO Boxing After Dark® , en México por Azteca 7, La Casa del Boxeo



Santa Mónica, California.- El mexicano Juan Francisco ¨Gallo¨ Estrada dijo hoy que el sábado ante el campeón mundial Supermosca Sor Rungvisai solo tiene en la menta ganar o ganar por ¨honor y gloria¨ en la conferencia de prensa final de la esperada función boxística Superfly 2 donde estuvieron todos los peleadores que verán acción.


Es una función conformada por boxeadores de hasta 9 países diferentes  que presenta Tom Loeffler´s 360 Promotions  en asociación con Promociones Zanfer  se realizará este sábado 24 de febrero en el Forum de Inglewood y  será televisada en vivo por HBO en su programa “Boxing After Dark” comenzando a las  6:30 p.m. (Pacífico) en México Azteca 7, La Casa del Boxeo transmitirá.


En el combate estelar de SUPERFLY 2 el monarca Supermosca del WBC  SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI, (43-4-1, 39 KO’s) de Si Sa Ket, Tailandia, expondrá su corona por segunda ocasión en un combate pactado a 12 giros ante el clasificado mundial número uno JUAN FRANCISCO “El Gallo” ESTRADA, (36-2, 25 KO’s) de Puerto Peñasco Sonora, México.
¨Muy motivado, ansioso, quiero el título mundial Supermosca del Consejo, el sábado tengo que ganar o ganar, es por honor y gloria¨ expresó muy seguro en su participación en la conferencia el sonorense Estrada, quien  el próximo sábado cumple aniversario de fallecida su mamá.

Agregó que lleva varios años lidiando con  lesiones que le han impedido llevar una constancia en los grandes niveles, pero ahora esta 100 por sano.

¨Las lesiones quedaron atrás, estoy sano, bien preparado y motivado para este combate y ser el top ten mundial¨ añadió Juan Francisco, quien es entrenado por Alfredo Caballero y su gran equipo multidisciplinario y el médico de cabecera del ¨Gallo¨, el dr Ricardo Monreal

Mientras que el monarca mundial el tailandés Rungvisai expresó que ganará la pelea.

¨He estudiado bastante al mexicano Estrada, no vengo confiado en lo absoluto¨  dijo Rungvisai, quien derrotó  en el 2017 en dos ocasiones seguidas a nicaragüense ¨Chocolatito¨ González y saltar a la fama del boxeo mundial.
¨Después de vencer a González, el mundo me conoció y lo que soy capaz de hacer, el sábado ganaré¨ reiteró el sorprendente tailandés.


El duelo que abrirá la transmisión de HBO el orgullo de las Filipinas, el cuatro veces campeón mundial en tres divisiones diferentes DONNIE NIETES, (40-1-4, 22 KO’s) expondrá por primera vez su campeonato mundial de peso mosca de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (FIB) ante el tres veces campeón JUAN CARLOS REVECO, (39-3-0, 19 KO’s) de Las Heras, Argentina.


En otra pelea  titular el cuatro veces campeón mundial en dos divisiones  BRIAN “The Hawaiian Punch” VILORIA, (38-5, 22 KO’s) de Waipahu, Hawái se enfrentará al clasificado mundial #1  ARTEM DALAKIAN, (15-0, 11 KO’s), de Dniepropetrovsk, Ucrania por el campeonato mundial de peso mosca de la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo (AMB) que está vacante.

El gran  prospecto mexicoamericano de promociones Zanfer  Pedro ¨Little Pete¨ Duran esta listo para su esperada actuación este sábado  en la histórica cartelera Syperly 2.

¨Little Pete¨ Durán (16-0, 12 kos)  tendrá otra prueba al enfrentarse al experimentado  tijuanense Enrique ¨Torito¨ Tinoco (16-5-3, 12 kos)   en lo que será un duelo de noqueadores en peso Superpluma.

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Rances Barthelemy Las Vegas Media Workout

Feb 23, 2018
Rances Barthelemy
Las Vegas Media Workout Quotes & Photos
Two-Division World Champion Battles Kiryl Relikh in Rematch for Vacant WBA Super Lightweight World Title Saturday, March 10 live on SHOWTIME from Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio

 Photos from Leo Wilson/Premier Boxing Champions

LAS VEGAS (February 22, 2018) – Unbeaten two-division world champion Rances Barthelemy worked out for Las Vegas media Thursday as he prepares for his rematch against Kiryl Relikh for the vacant WBA Super Lightweight World Title Saturday, March 10 live on SHOWTIME from Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast is headlined by a showdown between three-division world champion Mikey Garcia and unbeaten IBF 140-pound champion Sergey Lipinets.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Ringstar Sports and TGB Promotions in association with Leija-Battah Promotions, are priced at $250, $150, $75, $50 and $20 and are on sale now. Tickets are available at or by calling 800-745-3000 or 210 556-7390.
Barthelemy, who is trained by Ismael Salas and former world champion and Cuban boxing legend Joel Casamayor, can become the first Cuban fighter to win world titles in three weight classes with a win on March 10. Here is what Barthelemy had to say Thursday from City Athletic Boxing Club in Las Vegas:
“It’s in my character to take this rematch immediately. I was very happy once I found out everything was ready to go for it. I want to prove to the fans and to myself that I can do much better than I did in May. I want to show Relikh how much better I am than him.
“It’s on my mind all the time that I have a chance to make history for Cuban boxing. There have been so many great Cuban fighters throughout the years. I never imagined I’d be in position to make history myself but I know it’s a reward for my hard work and dedication.
“A fight with Mikey Garcia is something I want. I’m completely focused on this fight against Relikh and making history, but I would be prepared to fight Mikey Garcia soon.
“I’m going to change a lot heading into the rematch. Last May I wasn’t myself. I didn’t feel like I had my legs coming into the fight and I wasn’t able to perform how I usually do. This time my conditioning and nutrition is much improved. I’m going to use my legs and use my jab and put on a boxing clinic.
“There was nothing surprising about Relikh in the first fight. We knew he’d have power, but unfortunately I had to change my game plan when my body wasn’t cooperating. I traded shots and fought his fight. I’m going to stick to my plan this time.
“Throughout my career I haven’t paid enough attention to nutrition. It made my performances inconsistent. Bob Santos has come in and completely changed that. You’ll see my conditioning on fight night is the best it’s ever been.”
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Unbeaten Dominican Welterweight Contender Carlos Adames Signs Multi-Year Promotional Agreement With Top Rank

Feb 23, 2018
Unbeaten Dominican Welterweight Contender Carlos Adames Signs Multi-Year Promotional Agreement With Top Rank

Carlos ‘El Caballo Bronco’ Adames
signed a multi-year promotional agreement
with the company that is lead by
Hall Of Fame Promoter, Bob Arum

LAS VEGAS (February 22, 2018) — The welterweight division’s best-kept secret is ready to break out. Unbeaten Dominican welterweight contender Carlos ‘El Caballo Bronco’ Adames has agreed to a multi-year promotional agreement with Top Rank, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced today.

At the age of 23, Carlos is a two-year pro. A sensational prospect at 147 pounds, who was an amateur standout at the elite international level before his debut, Adames is currently the World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedelatin welterweight champion, and he has scored three successful title defenses. The International Boxing Federation (IBF) ranks him #13 at welterweight.

“Today is a big day in my professional career. Today I’m taking a big step. I believe Top Rank is the perfect match for me. They have the track record and the experience to guide me and help me fulfill my dreams. I want to be a world champion,” said Adames. “I want to be the best welterweight fighter in the world and to get there I want to battle against the best fighters the welterweight division has to offer. I believe in myself, and I know I have the abilities necessary to beat the best,” added the fighter that was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

As a pro, Adames (13-0, 11 KOs) has several impressive wins against veterans with much more experience, including 2000 and 2004 Venezuelan Olympian Patrick Lopez (TKO4), who was 23-6 at the time in April 2016, and 2004 Venezuelan Olympian Jean Carlos Prada (TKO2), who was 31-2-1 at the time in February 2017. But none were more impressive than his near-shutout 11-round unanimous decision win against former IBF junior middleweight world champion Carlos Molina on July 26, 2017, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

“Carlos is clearly a 5-Star, Division I recruit and a prospect who is ready to break out in the talent-filled welterweight division. All of us at Top Rank along with his manager Jorge Herasme can’t wait to catapult him to the next level. Carlos’s exciting all gas no brakes style of fighting will resonate with all boxing fans,” said Top Rank’s Vice president, Carl Moretti.

Adames, who describes himself as a power puncher who can bang with both hands, has sparred with some of the biggest names of the junior welterweight and welterweight division, including Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford.

“This is a big step not only for Adames, but this is also a big step for the Dominican Republic. Adames is one of the best fighters that the country has given and in his shoulders, he carries the responsibility of showing how good he is, but also the responsibility of opening the door for other up and coming prospects from the Dominican Republic. We are very proud and happy of being part of the Top Rank family,” said Adames’s manager, Jorge Herasme.

As an amateur, Adames reportedly had 262 amateur fights, with a record of 240-22. He won gold medals in various international amateur tournaments including the 2015 Jose Cheo Aponte Tournament in Caguas, Puerto Rico; 2013 Bolivarian Games, 2012 Pan American Youth Championships, and 2012 Dominican Republic Youth National Championships.

Adames’s first fight under the Top Rank banner will be announced soon.

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Feb 22, 2018



Exploring The Intersection Of Combat Sports And Pop Culture Through The Eyes Of Former Fighter, Comedian And Red Carpet Host Brendan Schaub


Premieres On YouTube And Facebook On Wednesday, February 28

NEW YORK – February 22, 2018 – SHOWTIME Sports continues to expand its position at the intersection of combat sports and culture with a first-of-its-kind, sports talk show, BELOW THE BELT hosted by Brendan Schaub. The twice-monthly, 30-minute show debuts on Wednesday, February 28 on SHOWTIME Sports digital platforms, days before American heavyweight Deontay Wilder defends his WBC title against Luis Ortiz. The announcement was made today by Stephen Espinoza, President, Sports and Event Programming, Showtime Networks Inc.


BELOW THE BELT premieres each new show on the Below the Belt YouTube Channel and the Below the Belt Facebook Page. The program explores the latest news in combat sports and pop culture, with Schaub delivering candid thoughts in his unique and unfiltered style. BELOW THE BELT features interviews with the biggest names in combat sports and entertainment, road trips, fight camp visits, sketches, animation and pop-culture spoofs. The initial guest list of combat sports athletes and entertainers scheduled to appear on BELOW THE BELT includes Stone Cold Steve Austin, Paulie Malignaggi and Joe Rogan.


“Brendan brings an edge that resonates with today’s fight fans,” said Espinoza. “He has a fresh voice that is equal parts knowledgeable, funny and opinionated. BELOW THE BELT will complement SHOWTIME Sports programming to a broad audience on our digital platforms.”


This multi-platform program is unique in that it includes a weekly podcast and a composite program that airs once per month on SHOWTIME EXTREME. Following the digital debut on February 28, new shows launch on March 14, March 28, April 11, April 18, May 2 and May 16. The BELOW THE BELT podcast premieres on March 6, and the composite program premieres on March 29 on SHOWTIME EXTREME.


Schaub is a multi-platform entertainer, best known for his career in the UFC and as a personality in podcasting and comedy. Following his successful fighting career, where he was the runner-up of Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights,” Schaub has served as an expert analyst for both ESPN and Spike TV. Schaub currently co-hosts the popular podcast “The Fighter and The Kid” averaging over nine million downloads per month. His “Big Brown Breakdown” podcast, averaging over four million downloads per month, transitions under the BELOW THE BELT franchise. Parlaying his hosting talent from podcasts to television, Schaub was named a correspondent on “After Party” for the E! Network, and co-hosted this year’s Golden Globes and Grammy Awards after-shows. Schaub is set to reprise his role in the upcoming Academy Awards after-show. Additionally, Schaub performs sold-out live comedy shows across North America, Australia, London and Dublin, including regular solo stand-up sets at the world-famous Comedy Store, Hollywood Improv and The Laugh Factory.


BELOW THE BELT is produced by SHOWTIME Sports with Embassy Row.


Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network’s authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple®, Roku®, Amazon, Google, Xbox One and Samsung. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Sony PlayStation Vue and Amazon Channels. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel, and offers Smithsonian Earththrough SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV. For more information, go to



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Feb 22, 2018
Ambos Púgiles Participarán Frente A Frente En Un Magno Evento Para Los Aficionados En Los Ángeles En El Microsoft Square de L.A. LIVE El 27 de Febrero
LOS ANGELES, California 22 de febrero de 2018. – Canelo Álvarez (49-1-2, 34 nocáuts), campeón mundial mediano Lineal y Ring Magazine, y Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 nocáuts), monarca mundial mediano CMB/AMB/FIB/IBO, regresarán a la T-Mobile Arena de Las Vegas, Nevada para esta histórica revancha que se llevará a cabo el Cinco de Mayo. Los boletos para el primer combate se agotaron en menos de dos semanas, y esta vez tendrán una demanda aún mayor ya que ambos han prometido que no dejarán que esta revancha quede en manos de los jueces. Canelo vs. GGG 2 será producido y distribuido en vivo por HBO Pay Per View comenzando a las 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
Los boletos para Canelo vs. GGG 2 saldrán a la venta el martes 27 de febrero a las 10:00 a.m. PT, y tienen un precio de $5000, $2500, $2000, $1500, $800, $700, $500, y $300 dólares, no incluyen cargos de servicio e impuestos aplicables. Habrá un límite de 10 por persona en los precios de $ 5000, $ 2500, $ 2000, $ 1500, $800, $700 y un límite de dos [2] por persona en los precios de $500 y $300 dólares. Para comprarlos por teléfono con una tarjeta de crédito llamar al 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849). Los boletos también estarán disponibles para su compra en o
Ambos púgiles estarán frente a frente por primera vez desde el controversial empate en un magno evento para los aficionados en el Microsoft Square de L.A. Live el martes 27 de febrero. Más detalles serán anunciados en breve.
“Estoy contento de regresar por cuarta vez al T-Mobile Arena para esta histórica revancha contra [Gennady] Golovkin,” afirmó Canelo Álvarez. “Abrí las puertas de esta sede al mundo del boxeo y se ha convertido en mi escenario favorito. En ese lugar inició la pelea, y ahí mismo culminaré mi deseo y el de todos de noquearlo.”
“Se siente bien que la revancha regrese a la escena del crimen”, dijo Gennady Golovkin. “Esta vez no habrá drama respecto a la decisión. Yo gané la primera pelea y salí del cuadrilátero como campeón mundial y con los cetros puestos. Voy a ganar la segunda pelea. Será una importante pelea y la noche será de oro para mí y el boxeo en la T-Mobile Arena”, puntualizó.
“No hay mejor lugar que la T-Mobile Arena en Las Vegas para sostener esta histórica revancha entre Canelo y Golovkin”, dijo Óscar de la Hoya, Presidente y Jefe Ejecutivo de Golden Boy Promotions. “El ambiente de Las Vegas durante el fin de semana de Cinco de Mayo es electrizante, y sé que aficionados viajarán desde diferentes partes del orbe para estar aquí y participar en este festivo ambiente. Combates históricos como Canelo vs. GGG 2 pertenecen a un lugar como Las Vegas, que puede ofrecer un pleno y abundante experiencia que los fanáticos esperan de un gran y festivo fin de semana boxístico”, subrayó
“La última vez que se enfrentaron el empate fue para el ‘correlón’ –  Canelo Álvarez -“, dijo Tom Loeffler, promotor de Gennady Golovkin. “Creo que sólo hay un lugar para resolver este pleito entre los dos mejores pesos mediano. El lugar más apropiado para la revancha está de vuelta en la T-Mobile Arena. El lugar fue un sensacional anfitrión para el equipo Golovkin y los fanáticos estuvieron geniales. Veré si la T-Mobile Arena sigue siendo el lugar favorito de Canelo después que se convierta en la empatada vigésima defensa titular récord de Gennady”, aseveró.
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Dmitry Bivol Meets with Teens from Faith Fighters International

Feb 22, 2018
Dmitry Bivol Meets with Teens from Faith Fighters International
Dmitry Bivol and Kids from Faith Fighters International
Photo Credit: Craig Bennett/Main Events
(Norwalk, California) – It was tough to tell who was having more fun: WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol (12-0, 10 KOs), or the two dozen teens who met with him and watched him train at the Legendz Gym on Tuesday, February 20.
When Bivol learned about the partnership between gym owner Roger Ruiz and the Anaheim, California based “Faith Fighters International” youth organization, which teaches kids to use faith and sports to overcome personal obstacles, it reminded him of his own youth, and his own young children.
“When I heard about this, I thought about what I’ve been through, and how I got to where I am today … Roger and Legendz Boxing told us about this organization, and the fact there are these kids coming in to train. We talked about it … part of giving back is supporting a lot of these kids and giving them the opportunity.”
Many of the teens live in foster care or group homes, and others have mental or physical challenges. Each received an invitation to watch Bivol train, and then meet and talk with him personally. Bivol presented every single participant with a set of signed boxing gloves provided by Everlast, and posed for numerous photos.
Even more valuable was the time Bivol spent with each teen, fitting the gloves and encouraging them to throw some punches at the formidable world champion. The smiles and laughter flew as fast as the fists.
Faith Fighters International Executive Director Kenya Lawson said Bivol’s own personal story fits in perfectly with their mission. “Sports has really helped him, not only him but his entire family, create a whole different type of legacy. And that’s what sports does.
“We want people to understand that these kids are really fighting for something greater than themselves. Through sports applications we can help these kids understand just what is possible if they stay grounded and believe in something greater than themselves,” said Lawson.
Bivol understands. “I know a lot of people, a lot of friends actually, that have changed their lives due to sport, and due to boxing specifically. It has affected their life in a very positive way. That’s why I like to tell people outside the sport, if they have the time, if they have the opportunity to spend time in boxing or other sports, it will definitely affect them and leave something useful for them in their entire life,” Bivol explained.
Bivol’s open nature and genuine encouragement transcended any language barriers. Despite their troubled backgrounds, the teens naturally gravitated to the warmth of the fearsome Russian champion who let them know he understood their struggles.
“I’m very happy that everybody who has taken part in organizing this event took the time to give some of the kids here the opportunity to take a look at the training, and see how I train. Maybe they will find the motivation to come here again and train, or do whatever they like in sports … Boxing could be one of them,” said Bivol.
Turning to the kids, Bivol told them in translated Russian, “Because I think that it will affect you guys, and it’s a good way to find something for yourself that, really, you can relate to and be loyal, and maybe find a new outlet from it.
“It’s important to consider that sometimes at the gym, you could meet the most loyal and closest people that you have. It builds a connection and a network … You don’t have to be a professional, you know, to become a champion.”
Lawson of Faith Fighters says it’s not enough to be a gifted athlete without good character. “You have to do what he’s (Bivol) doing, you have to give back. That’s super, super important to us. So to partner up with him, and Main Events, and all these wonderful organizations, that not only believe in winning, but believe in giving back. It’s just a really big thing for us.”
Bivol intends to continue his relationship with Faith Fighters International, providing his time and support on an ongoing basis. Bivol issued a standing invitation to the program participants to join him on sparring days when training for a fight, a rare privilege in boxing. “I don’t like a crowd when I’m training,” said Bivol with a smile. “But if people are around me to come here on training day and watch (from your group), that will be a pleasure for me.”
For more information about Faith Fighters International:
Faith Fighters International
P.O. Box 2945 Anaheim, CA  92814
(714) 650-7031,
Instagram: @faithfighterswin
About March 3:  The Saturday, March 3 main event between Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev and Igor Mikhalkin is a 12-round match-up for the WBO Light Heavyweight World Title at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The co-main event features WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol versus Sullivan Barrera in a 12-round title fight. Tickets range from $50 to $300 and are available online at and at the Madison Square Garden box office. The event is promoted by Main Events, Krusher Promotions and World of Boxing in association with EC Box Promotions, is sponsored by Medoff Vodka and and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:05 p.m. ET/PT.
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Feb 22, 2018
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Indio, California
Photo Credit: Derrick Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotion
*Only Vergil Ortiz, Jr. will be eligible to win the Vacant Junior NABF Super Lightweight Title in the co-main event as Jesus Alvarez did not successfully make weight.
Diaz, Jr. vs. Terrazas is a 10-round fight for the NABF and NABO Featherweight Titles presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The fights will take place on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Doors to the Special Events Center open at 5:00 p.m. PT, and the first bout begins at 6:00 p.m. PT. ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT, and stream live on ESPN3 starting at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets for the event start at $25 and are available at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino box office, by calling 1-800-827-2946, or by purchasing online at
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Feb 22, 2018




Este sábado 24 de Febrero del 2018

En el Forum de Inglewood, California

Será Televisado en vivo por HBO Boxing After Dark®


fotos Credito/Tom Hogan, 360 Boxing Promotions


Santa Mónica, California.- Los protagonistas principales de la magna función Superfly 2 mostraron sus armas hoy en el Gimnasio Wild West de Santa Mónica en ruta a la función de este que presentaran Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions en asociación con Nakornluong Promotions y Promocione Zanfer que se realizara el sábado 24 de febrero en el Forum de Inglewood y que será televisada en vivo por HBO en su programa “Boxing After Dark” comenzando a las 6:30 p.m. (Pacífico).


En el duelo estelar de SUPERFLY 2 el monarca supermosca del CMB SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI, (43-4-1, 39 KO’s) de Si Sa Ket, Tailandia, expondrá su corona por segunda ocasión en un combate pactado a 12 giros ante el clasificado mundial número uno JUAN FRANCISCO “El Gallo” ESTRADA, (36-2, 25 KO’s) de Puerto Peñasco Sonora, México.


En el duelo semi estelar de la función el ex campeón mundial supermosca del CMB, CARLOS “Príncipe” CUADRAS, (36-2-1, 27 KO’s) de Guamúchil, Sinaloa, México, se enfrentará a MC WILLIAMS ARROYO, (16-3, 14 KO’s) de Fajardo, Puerto Rico en un combate de 10 asaltos en peso supermosca.


En el duelo que abrirá la trasmisión de HBO el orgullo de las Filipinas, el cuatro veces campeón mundial en tres divisiones diferentes DONNIE NIETES, (40-1-4, 22 KO’s) expondrá por primera vez su campeonato mundial de peso mosca de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (FIB) ante el tres veces campeón JUAN CARLOS REVECO, (39-3-0, 19 KO’s) de Las Heras, Argentina.


En otro duelo titular el cuatro veces campeón mundial en dos divisiones BRIAN “The Hawaiian Punch” VILORIA, (38-5, 22 KO’s) de Waipahu, Hawái se enfrentará al clasificado mundial #1 ARTEM DALAKIAN, (15-0, 11 KO’s), de Dniepropetrovsk, Ucrania por el campeonato mundial de peso mosca de la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo (AMB) que está vacante.




En un concurrido evento Estrada se mostró muy confiado de su preparación y hablo con tranquilidad y humildad de lo que el mismo considerado es la pelea más importante de su carrera.


“Se trabajó muy bien y se hizo una estrategia adecuada para la pelea y tendré que seguirla al pie de la letra para vencer a Rungvisai y volver a coronar campeón mundial y elevar mi carrera a los más altos niveles”, dijo Estrada, quien fue acompañado por su entrenador Alfredo Caballero.


El llamado “Gallo” hablo sobre su estilo y lo que espera del campeón este sábado en la noche.


“Tengo que ser inteligente y aprovechar mi técnica y mis habilidades boxísticas y si ese necesario fajarse pues lo aremos. Se dé la pegada del tailandés y por eso tenemos que hacer las cosas bien y sin prisa y con mucha inteligencia”, dijo Estrada.


Cuadras se encuentra entre los apoyadores de Estrada, pues le gustaría la revancha con Estrada.


“Yo quiero que gane Estrada y creo que tiene el estilo para vencer a Rungvisai. González se equivocó en el segunda la pelea al fajarse con Rungvisai, pero Estrada es un boxeador paciente y sabe lo que está haciendo en el ring, además me gustaría enfrentarlo de nueva cuenta para sacar la espina de la derrota que sufrí”, dijo Cuadras.


Arroyo contento con la oportunidad que está recibiendo en el magno evento.


“Hay que aprovechar esta oportunidad contra Cuadras. Es un paso más hacia el campeonato mundial y eso es lo queremos. Pero también es una función importante en un gran escenario boxístico como lo es Forum una histórica arena”, dijo Arroyo.


“Venimos bien preparados para retener el titulo y darle a mis país otra gran victoria. Tengo mucho respeto por las habilidades Estrada y se que ser una pelea difícil pero vengo dar todo para seguir siendo campeón mundial”, dijo Rungvisai.

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