The New Generation Final Weights

Jun 6, 2014

SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION
FINAL WEIGHTS, QUOTES & PHOTOS

Tomorrow/Friday, June 6, LIVE on SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT
From Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.

Photo Credit: Esther Lin / SHOWTIME

INDIO, Calif. (June 5, 2014) – Undefeated middleweight prospect Hugo Centeno, Jr. weighed in at 160.4 pounds and fellow unbeaten Gerardo Ibarra tipped the scales at 162 pounds during Thursday’s official weigh-in for their 10-round main event showdown tomorrow/Friday, June 6 on ShoBox: The New Generation, live on SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

Undefeated welterweight prospect Eddie Gomez measured 149 pounds and streaking Francisco Santana weighed-in at 148.2 pounds for their 10-round ShoBox co-feature bout from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.

The 23-year-old Centeno Jr. (20-0, 11 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., is returning to ShoBox for the first time since a dominating 10-round unanimous decision victory over KeAndre Leatherwood in March of 2013. Now under the tutelage of Eric Brown, trainer of WBO Middleweight World Champion Peter Quillin and former world champion and SHOWTIME analyst Paulie Malignaggi, Centeno Jr. is aiming to take the leap from prospect to contender.

Ibarra (14-0, 8 KOs), of Houston, was announced last Friday as a late replacement for the injured Domonique Dolton. The undefeated yet untested 23-year-old was a solid amateur – he won the 2005 National Junior Olympic tournament and owns an amateur victory over undefeated pro Gary Russell Jr.

At just 21 years old, Gomez (16-0, 10 KOs), of the Bronx, N.Y., is taking a step-up in opposition against veteran prospect Santana (19-3-1, 7 KOs), of Santa Barbara, Calif., who has won seven in a row since his last loss to undefeated contender Jermell Charlo.

Here’s what the fighters had to say prior to Thursday’s weigh-in at Fantasy Springs:

HUGO CENTENO, JR.
“This guy is definitely dangerous — late replacements always are. I’ve underestimated guys before because you might think they haven’t had enough time to get ready for the fight, or you might not be ready for the type of style that they bring.

“But, for this training camp, I feel like we were training for every type of fighter. I had a lot of different sparring partners, such as Ruslan Provodnikov, Sergio Mora, Frankie Gomez and Glen Tapia. They are all different types of fighters and great caliber fighters. It was just great work.

“I know he’s an aggressive boxer. He tries to be a little slick; he tries to bring the action and press forward. I feel like I’m prepared for what he has to bring to the table.

“It’s been a year since I had a chance to fight on ShoBox and the last time the guy was talking a big game. I was hoping for a war to give the fans what they wanted, but, unfortunately, he wanted to turn it into a hug-fest. But I think it should be different this time. I think it should be a good fight and I’m looking to make a statement.

“I’m not calling a knockout because I don’t go in there looking for it, but I’m not sure it will go the distance.

“Everything has been going great with Eric (Brown). The type of style that he brings to the table is awesome. The chemistry is there and everything came together perfectly.

“Working with world-class fighters like Peter (Quillin) and Paulie (Malignaggi) just ups your level and shows you where you’re at. Being able to hang in there with guys like that is an amazing feeling because you know you’re at that world-class level.

“Training with Ruslan (Provodnikov) has been great. The type of pressure that he brings is like no other. He’s just straight forward – he’ll take all your shots and he’s relentless. After becoming accustomed to that type of pressure, I feel like anything this guy brings I’ll be ready for.

“My dad had three heart surgeries and I told him it’s just time to hang it up. Training me was really tough on his body and extremely stressful. We both chose Eric Brown together because we both thought he would go well with my style. He knows how to teach his fighter that killer instinct and he knows how to teach fighters to think for themselves. That’s what we really liked about him and it’s working really well.”

GERARDO IBARRA:
“I was ready and training when we got the call for this fight. We moved from Houston to Los Angeles almost two months ago to get ready for an opportunity like this. I’ve been steadily training waiting for this chance.

“I came over to Los Angeles for an opportunity like this. I’m just ready to get in there and show what I can do.

“I wouldn’t say he’s my toughest test, but this is definitely my biggest opportunity. We’ll find out in the ring if he’s the biggest test yet.

“I’m here to surprise people. I’m here to dethrone him. From whatever cloud they have him on, I’m here to bring him down from that.

“I’ve been in the ring with a lot of different guys. I was in the ring with the Charlo (Jermell and Jermall) brothers and Brian Vera to help him get ready for the Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. fight. I feel ready; there is nothing I can’t handle.”

EDDIE GOMEZ:
“I haven’t seen anyone that he’s faced that has impressed me or has the potential to actually be in the ring with me.

“When I saw his record and the guys that he faced, I only saw two fighters that are like me, that are hungry and looking to be world champs: Jermell Charlo and Karim Mayfield. And those are two young guys that he lost to. It just shows you that the guy is used to losing. Off the two losses to Karim and one to Charlo, it shows you that when he had to face a guy who was undefeated and young and hungry, he didn’t know what to do.

“His seven-fight win streak doesn’t impress me at all. He fought two guys, Freddy Hernandez, who is on his way out, he’s done, and Joachim Alcine, who also is done. They’re not in their prime anymore and they aren’t hungry for the sport the way that I am. He beat them, yes, but they aren’t impressive fighters to me.

“I don’t feel like he’s my toughest test. The toughest test for me is when I’m in the gym, when I’m putting in the work and I’m in there training. Even on days when I don’t feel like going to the gym, I give it that extra push. Those are my toughest opponents. I wouldn’t be here at 16-0 if I had opponents who were tougher than me and I didn’t take care of them in the ring.

“I have a lot of fans back in New York that will be able to watch me on SHOWTIME. My hard work is paying off little by little because now I’m climbing the ladder; now I’m on SHOWTIME.

“I’m young, but I’ve been moving along the correct way. I’m moving along at the right pace. I have a lot to learn still, but, before you know it, I’ll be ready to fight the champions at the top in maybe four or five months. I’m ready. No more class B fighters, we want those class A fighters, we want that title.

“If it goes 10 rounds we’ll be more than ready. We’re here, we came to do our job and get our 17th victory and go back home happy.”

FRANCISCO SANTANA:
“I’ve been in there with the tougher guys. My three losses were against some of the top guys in their division. Karim Mayfield wasn’t undefeated, but he was one of the top contenders. Jermell Charlo, I don’t take anything away from him, he’s right there close to winning a world title. I can say that I’ve been matched tough, I’ve been tested and I know what to expect and how to overcome that.

“He doesn’t have anything I haven’t seen before. We’re both two fighters with two hands and all it takes is one punch to win the fight.

“I’m just excited to do what I’ve been put here to do, and that’s to win a world title. This is my journey, it hasn’t always been easy, but a win on Friday will put me one step closer.

“Whether he is tested or untested, right now my will and my determination to keep climbing to the top is above and beyond. I think I’m in a good spot. Obviously he’s a pretty young kid and I’m sure he’s thinking he’s just going to out-power me, but I’m going to prove him wrong tomorrow night.

“On paper I don’t have more power, but I know I can pack a punch. I’ve faced the bigger guys, junior middleweights and middleweights, so I know that I can end the fight with one punch.”

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Golden Boy Promotions está Avanzando

Jun 6, 2014

ANUNCIO DE ÓSCAR DE LA HOYA

LOS ÁNGELES CA, 4 de junio de 2014. – Golden Boy Promotions está avanzando en todos los frentes. Esperamos continuar y expandir nuestra posición clave en el mundo del boxeo, y para proveerle al público lo mejor que el deporte tiene para ofrecer.

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Quieren Guerra cotto y Martinez

Jun 4, 2014

QUIEREN GUERRA COTTO Y MARTINEZ

El argentino Sergio “Maravilla” Martínez, monarca mundial Medio WBC y el boricua Miguel Cotto, tricampeón mundial coincidieron en expresar durante la última conferencia de prensa que la pelea que sostendrán este sábado en el Madison Square Garden de Nueva York será una verdadera guerra en el ring.

El combate Cotto (38-4, 31 kos)- Martínez (51-2-2, 28 kos) será en el histórico Madison Square Garden de Nueva York. La función será producida y distribuida en vivo por HBO Pay-Per-View, a través del sistema de pago por evento comenzado a las 9:00 p.m. Este/6:00 p.m. Pacifico en México será transmitida por Azteca 7, La Casa del Boxeo

En una concurrida de prensa celebrada en el Teatro del mítico Madison Squeare Garden en su turno de hablar ¨Maravilla¨ Martínez comentó que no había mucho que decir: “Ya está todo dicho. Espero que no se hayan aburrido, hay demasiadas palabras por ahí. Lo importante es que el sábado estamos preparados al máximo para dar lo mejor que tenemos. Viene preparado para boxear, a pelear, a dar una guerra. Trabajé como siempre, para ganar como siempre”.

“El sábado se terminan las palabras, así que nos veremos en el Madison Square Garden”, expresó el argentino, quien buscará exponer por segunda vez su corona verde y oro del WBC.

Miguel Cotto , quien busca pasar a la historia como el primer boricua en ganar cuatro títulos en diferentes categorías al final fue el que paso al micrófono y dijo sentirse muy ansioso para la pelea del sábado.
“Desesperado de pelear este sábado, nos hemos preparado muy bien con Freddie Roach para esta combate. Será una tremenda pelea y estamos preparados para una guerra” vaticinó Cotto.

“Para nosotros es bueno escuchar que Sergio está preparado para una guerra. El sábado se terminan las palabras. Pero las palabras nunca han salido de la boca de Miguel Cotto”, se encargó de aclarar el púgil puertorriqueño, quien ha peleado en diez ocasiones en el Garden con llenos totales.

El entrenador del campeón Medio, Pablo Sarmiento, le puso sabor a la conferencia en su turno al dirigirse a los medios: “La preparación de Sergio estos meses fue brillante, espectacular. Sergio se encuentra muy bien y que suba primero o segundo al ring no nos importa, lo importante que tiene que saber Cotto es que va a tener enfrente a Sergio. De eso se había olvidado Cotto” dijo y agregó refiriendose a Freddie Roach entrenador de Cotto: “Tenerlo enfrente por segunda vez a Freddie es un honor para mí, pero lamentablemente después del sábado, le aviso que vamos a estar 2-0”.

Freddie Roach integrante del Salón de la Fama responidó a Sarmiento: “Miguel Cotto es el boxeador más disciplinado con el que me ha tocado trabajar. A Sergio le deseo mucha suerte, la van a necesitar”.

Mauricio Sulaimán, presidente del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (WBC) presentó novedades en el cinturon mundial que estará en disputa este sábado. “El Consejo Mundial de Boxeo estrenará este sábado en su cinturón a dos grandes campeones del peso mediano Marvin Hagler y Carlos Monzón y el ganador se llevará el cinturón verde y oro con las imágenes de estos campeones, que la gente eligió mediante votación en nuestro sitio web” informó Sulaimán.

Bob Arum, promotor de Top Rank, comentó: “el Madison Square Garden trae muchos recuerdos para mí y para mí compañía, para mí es un honor organizar veladas en el fin de semana del desfile de orgullo boricua”.

El CEO de Top Rank agregó en su intervención que la de Cotto es la más importante de todas las peleas que ha realizado en el Madison Square Garden ante uno de los mejores boxeadores del momento:
“No solamente porque Cotto desea el título mundial mediano, sino también porque busca entrar en la historia del boxeo de su país en ser el primero en ganar cuatro título mundial en diferentes divisiones¨
.El promotor norteamericano agregó: ¨Sergio viene de un país con mucha historia, yo recuerdo a Carlos Monzón, y Sergio viene de esa tradición. Va a ser una gran pelea y es grandioso que la podamos hacer en el Madison Square Garden”.

Antes de hablar ante los medios, ambos pugilistas posaron con playeras personalizadas del equipo de hockey sobre hielo local, New York Rangers.

En el combate co-estelar, el ex campeón mundial súper gallo de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo, el boricua Wilfredo “WV2” Vázquez Jr (23-3-1, 19 KOs) se medirá en una batalla de peso pluma al filipino Marvin “Marvelous” Sonsona (18-1-1, 15 KOs), en un duelo por la faja NABF de la división, que se encuentra vacante.

También verá acción uno de los predilectos de la afición local, el irlandés Andy “Irish” Lee (32-2, 22 KOs), quien buscará el cetro NABF super welter ante el representante de Islas Vírgenes John “Dah Rock” Jackson (18-1, 15 KOs).

En otro duelo, el boricua Jorge Meléndez (28-3-1, 26 KOs) se enfrentará al ex retador mundialista argentino Javier Francisco “La Bestia” Maciel (28-3-1, 20 KOs) en disputa de la faja USNBC del peso super welter.

Además, el mediano estadounidense Willie Nelson (21-1-1, 12 KOs) cruzará golpes con su compatriota Darryl Cunningham (29-6, 11 KOs) a ocho episodios; el boricua José “Wonder” López (13-0, 11 KOs) ante el mexicano Raúl “Bule” Hidalgo (21-10, 16 KOs), a ocho asaltos, en peso súper gallo; el puertorriqueño José “Sniper” Pedraza (16-0, 10 KOs) frente al mexicano Arturo Uruzquieta (15-5, 6 KOs) a seis capítulos, en peso súper pluma; el boricua Félix Verdejo (12-0, 9 KOs) se enfrentará al mexicano Engelberto Valenzuela (8-1, 3 KOs), a seis rounds, en peso súper pluma y completará la noche el duelo de cuatro rounds entre el debutante mosca boricua Jantony Ortiz y el texano Elio Ruiz (1-4).

PESAJE
El viernes será el pesaje oficial, con la posibilidad de ingresar a 3000 fanáticos. Los aficionados tendrán acceso por “North Breezeway”– localizado por las taquillas principales del Madison Square Garden de la 7th Avenue y 32nd Street, comenzando a medio día. Las puertas del teatro se abrirán a las 2:00 p.m. ET.

La función será producida y distribuida en vivo por HBO Pay-Per-View, a través del sistema de pago por evento comenzado a las 9 p.m. este/6: p.m. Pacifico. Además, en México se verá por por Azteca 7, La Casa del Boxeo.

La función es una promoción de Miguel Cotto Promotions, Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment y Sampson Boxing, en asociación con Maravilla Box, Tecate y Madison Square Garden, los boletos para la duelo de Campeonato Mundial entre Cotto y Martínez ya están a la venta y tienen un precio de $750, $500, $300, $200, $100 y $50, y pueden ser adquiridos en las taquillas del Madison Square, todas las agencias de Ticketmaster y por teléfono a través Ticketmaster llamando al (866-858-0008) y por Internet visitando las paginas www.ticketmaster.com y www.thegarden.com.

Foto: Chris Farina/Top Rank

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Jose Sniper Pedraza in the Madison Square Garden

Jun 4, 2014

LOOKS TO SHINE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN THIS SATURDAY JUNE 7TH

PUERTO RICO (June 4, 2014) – Gary Shaw Productions, Universal Promotions and DiBella Entertainment’s undefeated super-featherweight champion, Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (16-0, 10 KOs), is excited to be fighting on the undercard of Miguel Cotto vs. Sergio Martinez, taking place at the Madison Square Garden in New York on June 7, 2014. Pedraza will battle, Arturo Uruzquieta (15-6, 5 KOs) in a scheduled 6-round bout.

Pedraza, who is Ranked WBC #5, IBF #8, and WBA #8, looks at this fight as a blessing, as Miguel Cotto is someone he’s looked up to growing up as a kid in Puerto Rico. Currently Pedraza is looked at as the number one fighter coming from the island, and seeks to follow in the footsteps of past greats who hailed Puerto Rico.

“Miguel Cotto is one of the best fighters to come out of Puerto Rico and I want to become a household name in my country just like he did,” said Pedraza. “I know with hard work, and the guidance of my promoters, Gary Shaw, Lou DiBella and Javier Bustillo, I can go far in boxing. My ambition is to be the next great champion from Puerto Rico.”

Pedraza’s opponent Arturo Uruzquieta, is coming off two impressive knockout victories. Pedraza expects to see Uruzquieta bring forth a gallant effort, so his mindset is not to look past him.

“I know Uruzquieta is coming to upset me, but I’m not going to let it happen,” continued Pedraza. “I’ve been very sharp in sparring and my body is in great shape. I’m going to display my boxing skills to my fans watching on TV. On Saturday, everyone will see what I’m talking about. I’m taking my career to the next level.”

“Pedraza can do it all,” said Gary Shaw. “He has the ability to adapt to any style and his charisma is second to none, which is why he is loved by his countrymen in Puerto Rico. He’s the next great fighter emerging from the Island.”

Pedraza is a member of “Team Puerto Rico”, which is a collaboration between Gary Shaw Productions, DiBella Entertainment and Universal Promotions, made with the goal of gathering the best of Puerto Rico’s boxing talents.

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Robert Guerrero Regresa al Ring

Jun 4, 2014

ROBERT GUERRERO
To Be First CrossFit Boxer
Guerrero
Video By CrossFit Media

GILROY, Calif. (June 4, 2014) – The CrossFit nation is introducing its latest athlete, six-time and four-division world champion boxer Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KOs), who is returning to the ring on June 21at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. against Yoshihiro Kamegai (24-1-1, 21 KOs), and on display will be a physique molded by intense CrossFit training. The event will be televised live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).

CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program aiming to improve, among other things, cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. Guerrero has added CrossFit to his workouts, making him the first official CrossFit boxer.

The outcome will be a more powerful, stronger and explosive Robert Guerrero. With CrossFit’s popularity spreading rapidly around the world, Guerrero can be the first CrossFitter to win a world championship and make himself a household name in the CrossFit community.

CrossFit Director of Training Dave Castro, who introduced Guerrero to the popular exercise regimen, believes “The Ghost” will perform at an optimum level with his new training techniques.

“Robert Guerrero is already an elite athlete and we added our unique CrossFit training to his workouts with the goal to make him as fit as possible,” said Castro. “One of our top trainers, Brian ‘Tosh’ Chontosh, has been working with Robert for the last few months and he’s seeing incredible results with his speed, strength and stamina. The CrossFit nation is ready to embrace our new athlete, Robert Guerrero, and unite with the boxing community, while showcasing the machine that is ‘The Ghost’.”

“I’m very happy to have been introduced to CrossFit training, the workouts have been unbelievable,” Guerrero said. “I’m still doing my usual boxing training with my father [Ruben Guerrero], but we added CrossFit into the routine. My training is intense, and I can definitely see the difference. My body feels incredible and I sense my stamina is at an all time high. Although I’ve been cooped up for over a year, I’ve been working out with my dad and the CrossFit community. I can’t wait to get into the ring and let my hands go.”

Guerrero vs. Kamegai is a 12-round fight promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. In the co-main event Gary Russell Jr. faces Ukrainian star Vasyl Lomachenko in a 12-round showdown for the vacant WBO World Featherweight Title and in the opener Devon Alexander will face off against Jesus Soto Karass in a 10-round super welterweight match up. It will take place at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., and will air as the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® main event live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) and will be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP).

Tickets priced at $150, $75, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges, and are available for purchase online at AXS.com, by phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849) and at StubHub Center Box Office (Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. PT to 6 p.m. PT). VIP Suites are available by calling 877-604-8777. For more information on group discounts or VIP packages, please call 877-234-8425.

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Miguel Cotto en Gran Forma

Jun 3, 2014

MIGUEL COTTO EN GRAN FORMA

NUEVA YORK – El tres veces campeón del mundo y orgullo de Puerto Rico, Miguel Cotto quien disputara el campeonato mundial de peso mediano del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (WBC) ante el actual monarca Sergio “Maravilla” Martínez de Argentina este sábado hizo un entrenamiento para la prensa hoy en el Everlast Gym de Hoboken, Nueva Jersey.
“Ya estados dando los últimos toques a la preparación y creo que se hecho buen trabajo. Todo está listo para este sábado y solo es cuestión de que suene la campana para poner todo este trabajo y estrategia sobre el ring”, dijo Cotto ante un nutrido grupo de medios.
El combate de este sábado será nuevamente en el histórico Madison Square Garden de Nueva York. La función será producida y distribuida en vivo por HBO Pay-Per-View, a través del sistema de pago por evento comenzado a las 9:00 p.m. Este/6:00 p.m. Pacifico.
“Sé que tengo una reto fuerte este sábado y por ese se trabajó tan fuerte estas últimas diez semanas. La preparación es la clave para las victorias el día de la pelea y esta no será la excepción. Espero brindar una buen espectáculo a todos mi seguidores”, afirmo Cotto.
El legendario entrenador y miembro del salón de la fama quien trabajo por segunda ocasión con el orgullo de Caguas, espera una gran actuación de su pupilo.
“Esta segunda preparación fue mucho mejor que la primera, ya nos conocemos mejor y creo que hemos logrado todo lo que queríamos hacer para esta pelea. Miguel esta fuerte y tiene mucha experiencia en peleas grandes y saldrá con el brazo en alto”, dijo Roach.
La función es una promoción de Miguel Cotto Promotions, Top Rank®, DiBella Entertainment y Sampson Boxing, en asociación con Maravilla Box, Tecate y Madison Square Garden, los boletos para la duelo de Campeonato Mundial entre Cotto y Martínez ya están a la venta y tienen un precio de $750, $500, $300, $200, $100 y $50, y pueden ser adquiridos en las taquillas del Madison Square, todas las agencias de Ticketmaster y por teléfono a través Ticketmaster llamando al (866-858-0008) y por Internet visitando las paginas www.ticketmaster.com y www.thegarden.com.

Cortesia:Chris Farina/Top Rank

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Feel the Fight Today With the EA Sports UFC Demo

Jun 3, 2014

FEEL THE FIGHT TODAY WITH THE EA SPORTS UFC DEMO

Today Electronic Arts announced that the official game demo for EA SPORTS UFC is now available for download worldwide on Xbox Live® for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PSNSM for the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system.

With the demo, you can experience the epic fight that was acknowledged as 2013’s Fight of the Year and enter the Octagon® as either light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones or his no. 1 contender Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson. Re-write history in this virtual rematch and push the two cover athletes to their limits for a maximum of three rounds, or end it all early with your own TKO or submission win.

You will have access to the game’s full tutorial system to learn the basics and nuances of the sport before putting your pride on the line. In addition, EA SPORTS UFC has created a set of tips and tricks outlining the basic mixed martial arts (MMA) moves, equipping you with everything you need to know to gain the upper hand in a fight. Check out the EA SPORTS UFC Tips and Tricks Hub now.

Powered by EA SPORTS IGNITE technology, EA SPORTS UFC is built from the ground up exclusively for the new consoles and captures the human athleticism, physiology and emotion of the athlete like nothing before it. Heralded by USA Today as a “must buy” and by the Telegraph (UK) as “the most visually impressive sports game,” EA SPORTS UFC will be available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 17, 2014 in North America and June 20, 2014 in Europe.

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Domonique Dolton Injured, Hugo Centono Will Now Face Gerardo Ibarra

Jun 3, 2014

DOMONIQUE DOLTON INJURED, HUGO CENTENO
WILL NOW FACE GERARDO IBARRA IN MAIN EVENT
ON SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION FRIDAY, JUNE 6,
FROM FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO IN INDIO, CALIF.

LIVE ON SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT); TICKETS ON SALE!

INDIO, Calif., (June 2, 2014) – Undefeated Domonique Dolton suffered a hand injury in training and has been forced to withdraw from his fight with Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. next Friday, June 6, on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Undefeated Houston, Texas’ Gerardo Ibarra to take Dolton’s place.

Gerardo “Tin Tin” Ibarra (14-0, 8 KOs), 5-foot-9, 23-year-old boxer-puncher, is taking a huge leap in class for this, his first major opportunity as a professional. He is coming off a shutout, eight-round decision victory over William Johnson last Feb. 15.

Before turning pro in July 2008, Ibarra was a solid amateur, going 120-23, while winning and competing in tournaments in America and abroad. He won in the 2005 National Junior Olympic tournament, defeating undefeated pro Gary Russell Jr. along the way.

“To put it simply, I love fighting,” the confident, determined Ibarra said. “Boxing is about opportunities and this is a great platform to showcase my talent on a national network and I promise that after the fight everyone will know who “TinTin” is.”

In the ShoBox co-feature, New York City phenom Eddie “E Boy” Gomez (16-0, 10 KOs) faces Francisco Santana (19-3-1, 7 KOs) of Santa Barbara, Calif., in a 10-round junior middleweight match. The streaking Santana has won seven in a row.

Tickets, priced at $45, $35, $25 are available at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

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Jantony Ortiz Entrena en el Bronx

Jun 3, 2014

JANTONY ORTIZ ENTRENA EN EL BRONX

Bronx, Nueva York- El prometedor prospecto peso mosca y pasado miembro de la selección nacional de Puerto Rico para los juegos olímpicos de Londres 2012; Jantony Ortíz arribó al Festival de la calle 152 del Bronx en Nueva York para mostrar un entrenamiento de cara a su anticipado debut como profesional el próximo sábado 7 de junio en el Madison Square Garden de Nueva York como parte de la antesala del mega evento Cotto vs.Martinez. ” Me siento muy feliz y contento de estar aquí hoy, estoy bendicido. Es una oportunidad muy gramde de recibir todo el apoyo de mis hermanos puertorriqueños, estoy loco que sea el sábado y de subir al ring”, comentó Jantony Ortíz. “Es una gran oportunidad de que Jantony esté aquí en el festival. Es una actividad muy especial donde hemos estado en años anteriores. Aquí sientes el cariño y el apoyo de todos los fanáticos y es bueno que lo vayan conociendo” comentó Miguel Cotto.

Cortesia:Top Rank

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