Jhonny Gonzalez Knocks Out Abner Mares

Aug 24, 2013



Undefeated Leo Santa Cruz Captures WBC Super Bantamweight Crown

With Third-Round Knockout Over Defending Champion Victor Terrazas;
Replay Is Tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 25, at 9 a.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®

CARSON, Calif. (Aug. 24, 2013) – In a leading candidate for Upset of the Year – and possible Knockout of the Year – former two-division world champion and knockout artist Jhonny Gonzalez (55-8, 47 KO’s) registered a stunning 2:55, first-round knockout over previously unbeaten Abner Mares (26-1-1, 14 KO’s) Saturday on SHOWTIME® before 7,686 loud and enthusiastic fans at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Gonzalez’s shocking upset victory in the WBC featherweight title fight sets up a possible showdown with Leo Santa Cruz (25-0-1, 15 KO’s), who scored two knockdowns en route to an impressive third-round knockout over defending WBC super bantamweight champion Victor Terrazas (37-3-1, 21 KO’s) in the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING co-feature.

“This moment right now is the single greatest and most glorious moment of my life,” said an elated Gonzalez, who reclaimed the 126-pound belt he once held and breathed new life into his career with the win over his former training partner. “When I came to the United States for this fight no one gave me any credit. All they talked about was Mares fighting Santa Cruz. I didn’t say anything but I knew I was getting disrespected.”

Both Gonzalez, from Mexico City, Mexico, and the former WBC featherweight champion, Mares of Downey, Calif., by way of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, each came out aggressively. Halfway through the opening round, Gonzalez connected with a solid left hook Mares never saw coming, dropping him to the canvas and leading to an eight-count. After Mares made it to his feet, Gonzalez landed another of punches that ended with a left hook and a right cross that knocked Mares backwards. Referee Jack Reiss stepped in and stopped the fight with five seconds to go in the first round.

“I knew I had him badly hurt after the first knockdown,” Gonzalez said.

“I’m good,” said Mares, who held titles at 118 and 122 pounds before claiming the featherweight belt last May. He was making his eighth consecutive appearance on SHOWTIME. “You have to win and you have to learn how to lose in this sport. I’m not in the sport to remain undefeated, but I’m here to fight the best.

“I was alright with the ref’s decision. He did his job and I respect it. But I thought I could go on,” he added. “Now I’m going to take a break and enjoy my family.”

Like Gonzalez, Santa Cruz of Los Angeles, by way of Huetamo, Michoacan, Mexico, went to work early and often against Terrazas, throwing 267 punches in just two and a half rounds. Terrazas, of Guadalajara, was cut just under the right eye in the second round and Santa Cruz took advantage landing punch after punch, finally sending Terrazas down for a nine-count, and then again for an eight-count midway through the third. Referee Lou Moret halted matters at 2:09 of the third round.

“This is a dream come true,” said Santa Cruz, 25, who had fought 106 fewer rounds in his career than Terrazas, who is 30. “I’ve wanted the green belt my entire life. Once I saw the eye start to swell I knew I had to go after him and put the pressure on him.”

Terrazas said, “The eye was not a problem. This was a good fight. He was tough like I expected. He just caught me. I wanted to continue the fight.”

Earlier on SHOWTIME EXTREME Antonio Orozco (18-0, 14 KO’s), San Diego, Calif., overpowered Ivan Hernandez (29-3, 22 KO’s), Miami, Fla., in round three of a scheduled 10-round junior welterweight bout.

In a battle of featherweights, 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr. (7-0, 5 KO’s) of South El Monte, Calif., looked impressive in a third-round knockout over Noel Mendoza (6-3-1, 1 KO), of Phoenix, Ariz., the referee stopping the bout at 1:54 of the third of the scheduled six-round bout. Diaz knocked Mendoza down with a left cross, right hook combo that sent Mendoza to the canvas for good.

In the first SHOWTIME EXTREME bout between heavyweights, 2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic Breazeale (6-0, 6 KO’s), of Los Angeles, passed the stiffest test of his young career and remained undefeated with his sixth consecutive knockout, this one coming on a TKO in the fifth round against Lenroy Thomas (16-3, 8 KO’s) of St. Catherine, Jamaica.

Brian Kenny hosted the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast, with Mauro Ranallo calling the action, Al Bernstein and Paulie Malignaggi serving as expert analysts and Jim Gray reporting. Barry Tompkins called the SHOWTIME EXTREME action with Steve Farhood serving as expert analyst. Alejandro Luna called the blow-by-blow for SAP with Raul Marquez serving as color commentator.


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Analisis Mares vs Gonzalez

Aug 22, 2013

Este sábado, Abner Mares y Jhonny Gonzalez se enfrentaran en un combate que será espectacular. ¿Quién ganará? el análisis de nuestros comentaristas Alejandro Luna y Raúl “El Diamante” Márquez.no se te olvide que se pueden ver todas las peleas en español, este sábado en SHOWTIME inmediatamente después de ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Canelo (10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT), usando SAP


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Pacquiao y Rios en las Ultimas Dos Paradas

Aug 2, 2013




El peleador de la década, el congresista Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs), el representante del congreso de la provincia de Sarangani en Filipinas, y el ex campeón mundial Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Ríos (31-1-1, 22 KOs), de Oxnard, California, cerran una gira promocional que comenzó el sábado pasado en Macao con dos conferencias en los Estados Unidos.
Pacquiao y Ríos, sus respectivos entrenadores Freddie Roach y Robert García, junto con legendario promotor Bob Arum y Edward Tracy, presidente y fundador de Sands China Ltd., terminaran recorriendo 23,722 millas promoviendo el debut de Pacquiao del 2013 en una pelea en peso welter a 12 rounds ante Ríos unos de los peleadores más espectaculares en la actualidad.
La gira dio inicio en el Hotel Venetian de Macao el pasado sábado 27 de julio y de ahí visitaron las ciudades de Pekín, Shanghái y Singapur antes de llegar a los Estados Unidos. El 5 lunes de agosto visitaran la sede de ESPN en Bristol, Connecticut y se presentaran en conferencias de prensa en Nueva York el proximo martes 6 de agosto y terminarán la gira promocional con una conferencia de prensa en Los Angeles el dia jueves 8 de agosto.
Esta pelea es promovida por Top Rank y Sands China Ltd. En asociación con Promociones MP y Tecate. Pacquiao vs Ríos: El Choque en Cotai se llevará a cabo el día sábado 23 de noviembre en la Arena Cotai del Hotel Venetian en Macao. Esta pelea será producida y transmitida EN VIVO por HBO PPV, iniciando a las 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.
Para Pacquiao, el único campeón del mundo en ocho divisiones y considerado uno de los mejores peleadores libra por libra será su primera pelea fuera de los Estados Unidos desde su victoria por decisión unánime en 12 asaltos ante Oscar Larios en el 2006 en peso super pluma en las Filipinas.
La única pelea de Ríos fuera de E.U. fue en durante la “Feria de San Marcos” en Aguascalientes, México en el 2008 cuando ganó una decisión dividida a Ricardo Domínguez en 10 rounds.

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Weights of the “Three To See”

Aug 2, 2013


August 3rd Mohegan Sun

NBC Sports Network Fight Night

Curtis Stevens vs. Saul Roman

Eddie Chambers vs. Thabiso Mchunu

Tomasz Adamek vs. Dominick Guinn

CURTIS STEVENS, 159.75 lbs. vs. SAUL ROMAN, 159.75 lbs.
10 Rounds – NABF Middleweight Title

Stevens and Roman
Photo credits to Rich Graessle

TOMASZ ADAMEK, 221 lbs. vs. DOMINICK GUINN, 243 lbs.
10 Rounds – Heavyweight

Adamek and Guinn
Photo credits to Rich Graessle

EDDIE CHAMBERS, 196 lbs. vs. THABISO MCHUNU, 199 lbs.
10 Rounds – Cruiserweight
Chambers and Mchunu
Photo credits to Rich Graessle

JIMMY WILLIAMS, 146.75 lbs. vs. GREG JACKSON, 147.75 lbs.
4 Rounds – Welterweight
Williams and Jackson
Photo credits to Rich Graessle

8 Rounds – Heavyweight
Glazkov and Polley
Photo credits to Rich Graessle

CHIP PEREZ, 133.75 lbs. vs. MIKE BROOKS, 134 lbs.
6 Rounds – Lightweight

Perez and Brooks

Photo credits to Rich Graessle

6 Rounds – Junior Middleweight
Harrison and Sanchez
Photo credits to Rich Graessle


August 3rd “Three To See” card at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT. In the main event Curtis Stevens and Saul Roman will clash for 10-rounds in a NABF middleweight title war. Also co-featured will be a 10-round cruiserweight battle between Eddie Chambers and Thabiso Mchunu. Heavyweight, Tomasz “Goral” Adamek will take on Dominick Guinn, for 10-rounds. Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov will be featured on the undercard in an 8 round heavyweight fight.

NBC Sports Network Fight Night will telecast the August 3rd show beginning 10:30PM ET.

To find the location of the NBC Sports Network on your local cable, satellite or IPTV provider, click here: http://www.nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/30092015/ns/sports/

Tweet the link to NBC Sports Network Fight Night channel finder: bit.ly/175UuU

Tickets are priced at $125 and $40 (price includes facility fees) and can be purchased by calling Mohegan Sun Box office 860-862-8499 or through Ticketmaster. For ADA accessible sales, call Mohegan Sun Box Office at 860-862-8499.

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Los Campeones de la UFC en los Ángeles.

Jul 30, 2013

7-30-2013.Los Angeles.CA.

Los Campeones de la UFC en los Ángeles.

La ciudad Angelina fue testiga de una gran evento donde se reunieron una vez mas las grandes estrellas de las artes marciales mixtas en el famoso UFC World Tour 2013.

El campeon Caín Velázquez menciono”que se prepara al cien por ciento y que derrotara nuevamente a Junior Dos Santos y su entrenamiento sera mayor que en otras peleas,también comento que en este combate todo puede pasar como un triunfo por nocaut o por sumisión y que esta pelea es dedicada a todos los Mexicanos”.

Dana White:Precidente de la UFC
Caín Velasquez:Campeon de los pesos pesados de la UFC
Jon Jones:Campeon de los pesos semipesados dela UFC
Georges St-Pierre:Campeon del peso Welter de la UFC
Ronda Rousey:Campeona del peso gallo dela UFC
Junior Dos Santos:Excampeon de los pesos pesados de la UFC
Alexader Gustafsson:Contendiente al titulo de los semipesados de la UFC
Johny Hendricks:contendiente al titulo del peso welter de la UFC
Miessha Tate:contendiente al titulo del peso gallo de la UFC

Fotografo:Ruben Pineda
Escritor:Rafael Valle

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Jesús Soto Karass Noquea Andre Berto

Jul 28, 2013


Keith Thurman Crowned Knockout King With KO Of Diego Chaves
In A Night Of Shootouts At AT&T Center In San Antonio

Replays Sunday, July 28 at 9 a.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME
& Tuesday, July 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME EXTREME
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (July 27, 2013) – Jesus “Renuente” Soto Karass knocked out Andre Berto, Keith Thurman was dubbed Knockout King, but Omar Figueroa and Nihito Arakawa stole the show Saturday night on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING.

Soto Karass scored a 12th round technical knockout victory over a remarkably resilient Berto in front of 8,811 fans in the main event on SHOWTIME at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

In an event dubbed Knockout Kings II, Soto Karass came out of the gate strong, establishing and displaying his power against Berto, who injured his right shoulder in the early rounds of the fight and was essentially limited to his left hand for the majority of the bout.

Berto fought through the pain, at times was able to hurt Soto Karass (28-8-3, 17 KO’s) and assert himself back into the fight, but Soto Karass kept his foot on the gas and continued to pick apart Berto (28-3, 22 KO’s), finally scoring a knockout at :48 of the final round, capturing the vacant NABF Welterweight Championship.

“My corner just told me to keep on working and I didn’t think at any moment about his shoulder,” Soto Karass said. “I’m dedicated 100 percent to boxing. I stopped clowning around. My corner told me to come out and start boxing, but I said, ‘no, I’m going to knock him down.’”

No one would have blamed a visibly injured Berto if he stopped fighting due to the shoulder injury, but he pressed on knowing it was a must-win crossroads fight.

“I think I tore it out of the socket early, maybe the fourth round,” Berto said. “That’s why I kept using my left. I couldn’t really use it at all. At the end of the day I show that warrior spirit every time. I don’t care if I mess up my shoulder. I’m going to put it all on the line.”

In an absolutely brutal war that stole the show, Omar “Panterita” Figueroa won a wildly exciting 12-round unanimous decision (118-108 twice, 119-107) over the game Nihito Arakawa to capture the vacant WBC Interim Lightweight World Championship.

In what will surely be a Fight of the Year candidate, Figueroa (22-0-1, 17 KO’s) and Arakawa (24-3-1, 16 KO’s) threw 2,112 total punches over 36 minutes of non-stop action. While Arakawa threw 1,170 punches, he landed just 280 to Figueroa’s 480. Figueroa, who was cut on the nose from an accidental head-butt in the third, landed power shots, knocked down Arakawa twice and at times seemed to have his opponent out on his feet.

“It’s what I’ve looked forward to since the beginning,” said Figueroa, who complained to his corner that he injured both his hands in the fight. “My respect to this guy. He can take a beating. We both took a beating. The only things that didn’t hold up were my hands.”

Arakawa deserved the praise as he showed tremendous heart in the slugfest in which he went down for just the fourth and fifth times in his career.

“The only thing I can say is Figueroa was very strong,” Arakawa said. “I was thinking about all the people that supported me up to this point to get to this level and that’s what kept me going.

In the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING opening bout, undefeated contender Keith “One Time” Thurman handed Diego “La Joya” Chaves the first loss of his career and walked away with Chaves’ WBA Interim Welterweight World Championship with a knockout at :28 of the 10th round.

In what started out as a slugfest and turned into a boxing match, Thurman (23-0, 19 KO’s) bounced back from a bloodied nose in the third round, altered his strategy and changed the pace of the fight. Thurman dropped Chaves (20-1, 18 KO’s) with a lethal left hand to the body with less than a minute to go in the ninth, just the third time the previously unbeaten Chaves touched the canvas in his career. Thurman swarmed Chaves to opened up the 10th round, dropping him with a strong right had after an onslaught of power shots. Chaves got to one knee, but didn’t try to beat the count and the referee stopped the bout.

Thurman was awarded a $10,000 bonus by Golden Boy Promotions for the knockout of the night.

“I came in this fight to have multiple game plans,” Thurman said. “I knew he would be my toughest opponent. I wanted to punch him, I wanted to box him and later on, I was able to hit him with that beautiful body shot.

“You save the tools that you want to use for the later rounds. I had a feeling he was going to die out.”

Chaves, who was trailing on all judges’ score cards (84-86, 87-83, 87-83), didn’t argue with the stoppage.

“He connected very well on my temple and I couldn’t recuperate,” Chaves said. “I don’t regret that the referee stopped the fight. I thought I was winning the fight when they stopped it. I hope I get a rematch and come back soon.”

On SHOWTIME EXTREME, undefeated contender Anthony Dirrell improved upon his perfect record with a dominating third round technical knockout win (2:36) over Anthony Hanshaw. Dirrell (26-0, 22 KO’s) showed off impressive power in both hands against Hanshaw (23-4-2, 14 KO’s), who was defeated by Anthony’s brother Andre in similar fashion in 2008.

“I’m feeling good about the TKO. I did it and I want (Sakio) Bika next,” Dirrell said. “I definitely planned it this way. I just knew it was a matter of time before I knocked him out. My brother told me what it was going to take and I went out and did it.”

“I knew he was a lot bigger than Andre,” Hanshaw said. “I came to fight, but he was too strong. I wanted to box more and stay within my range, but he caught me with a right hook and again with a left and that was it.”

In other SHOWTIME EXTREME bouts Joseph Rodriguez (4-0, 2 KO’s) registered a four-round unanimous decision (39-37, 40-36 twice) over Jesse Anguiano (1-3-2) and Armando Cardenas (2-0, 2 KO’s) dominated Stephen Salazar (0-1) with a first round technical knockout (1:21).

Fotografia:Gabriel Rios



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El UFC y la Gira Mundial

Jul 27, 2013



Desde el 29 de julio al 3 de agosto de 2013





Las Vegas, Nevada – El Ultimate Fighting Championship® ha anunciado las fechas, los sitios y los peleadores que serán parte del UFC World Tour, una serie de acontecimientos para la prensa y los seguidores con el fin de apoyar cuatro eventos importantes de pay-per-view que cerrarán el año 2013. Cuatro campeones y cuatro retadores al campeonato atacarán a la vez 11 ciudades en un tour único.


 El área de la Bahía de California –29 de julio: Tour de prensa del campeón de peso completo del UFC Caín Velásquez y el campeón de peso completo Junior dos Santos

 Las Vegas –29 de julio, MGM Grand Resort, 11 a.m. (hora del Pacífico): Ultimate Media Day con el campeón de peso wélter del UFC Georges St-Pierre y el desafiante al título Johny Hendricks. Se invita al público a asistir.

 Los Ángeles – 30 de julio, Club Nokia, 11 a.m. (hora del Pacífico): El presidente del UFC Dana White dará una conferencia de prensa en vivo en el Club Nokia a las 11 a.m. Entre los asistentes estarán Caín Velásquez, Junior Dos Santos, el campeón de peso semicompleto Jon Jones, el desafiante número uno al título de peso semicompleto Alex Gustafsson, Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, la campeona de peso gallo femenino Ronda Rousey y la desafiante número uno al título de peso gallo femenino Miesha Tate. Se invita al público a asistir. Transmisión en vivo disponible en UFCespanol.com

 Nueva York – 31 de julio, Beacon Theater, 1 p.m. (hora del Este): El presidente del UFC Dana White dará una conferencia de prensa en vivo desde el Beacon Theater a la 1 p.m. Entre los asistentes estarán Velásquez, dos Santos, Jones, Gustafsson, St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, Rousey y Tate. Se invita al público a asistir. Transmisión en vivo disponible en UFCespanol.com

 Houston –1º de agosto, Toyota Center, 1 p.m. (hora Centro): Velásquez y dos Santos participan de una práctica abierta al público. Se realizará una entrevista grupal después de la práctica. Se invita al público a asistir.

 Montreal – 1º de agosto, Complexe Desjardins, 12 p.m. (hora del Este): El Director de Operaciones del UFC en Canadá Tom Wright dará una conferencia de prensa con St-Pierre y Hendricks. Se invita al público a asistir.

 Estocolmo, Suecia – 1º de agosto: Tour de prensa con Jones y Gustafsson.

 Dallas – 1º de agosto, Cowboys Stadium, 1 p.m. (hora Centro): Práctica abierta al público con St-Pierre y Hendricks. Prácticas y entrevista grupal en el campo del estadio. Se invita al público a asistir.

 Chicago – 2 de agosto: Tour de prensa con Rousey y Tate

 Londres, Inglaterra – 2 de agosto: Tour de prensa con Jones y Gustafsson

 Río de Janeiro, Brasil – 2 de agosto: Velásquez y dos Santos participan como peleadores invitados en el evento de UFC 163

Todos los combates son en vivo y están sujetos a cambios. Para más información o noticias actuales de peleas, visite www.ufc.com

UFC® 165: JONES vs. GUSTAFSSON se da cita el sábado 21 de septiembre en el Air Canada Centre en Toronto, Ontario. En el evento el campeón de peso semicompleto Jon Jones (18-1, representado a Endicott, Nueva York) se enfrentará al desafiante número uno Alexander Gustafsson (15-1, representando a Estocolmo, Suecia) por el título mundial de peso semicompleto. Las entradas ya están a la venta en línea en ticketmaster.com y StubHub.com (Nota: StubHub generalmente tiene entradas disponibles incluso si las plazas están “agotadas”). Para comprar por teléfono utilizando una tarjeta de crédito llamar a Ticketmaster al (800) 745-3000.

UFC® 166: VELASQUEZ vs. DOS SANTOS III se da cita el sábado 19 de octubre en el Toyota Center en Houston, Texas. El evento contará con la participación del campeón de peso completo Caín Velásquez (12-1, representando a San José, California) y el ex campeón Junior dos Santos (16-2, representando a Salvador, Bahía, Brasil) en una revancha por el título de peso completo. Las entradas salen a la venta para todo el público el viernes 2 de agosto a las 10:00 a.m. en línea en www.HoustonToyotaCenter.com, por teléfono en 1-866-4-HOU-TIX y selectas tiendas Randalls del área de Houston. Las entradas también estarán disponibles en el Toyota Center Box Office a partir del sábado 3 de agosto a las 10:00 a.m. (según disponibilidad).

UFC® 167: ST-PIERRE vs. HENDRICKS se da cita el sábado 16 de noviembre en la MGM Grand Garden Arena en Las Vegas, Nevada. En el combate estelar de la noche el rey de peso wélter Georges St-Pierre (24-2, representando a Montreal, Quebec, Canadá) se enfrentará al duro golpeador Johny Hendricks (15-1, representando a Dallas, Texas) por el título mundial de peso wélter. Entradas en venta para todo el público a partir del viernes 9 de agosto a las 10:00 a.m. en todos los puestos de venta de Ticketmaster en Las Vegas (en selectas tiendas de Smith’s Food and Drug Centers y Ritmo Latino). La venta de entradas está limitada a ocho (8) por persona. Para comprarlas por teléfono con tarjeta de crédito llamar a Ticketmaster al (800) 745-3000. Las entradas también están disponibles en www.mgmgrand.com o www.ticketmaster.com.

UFC® 168: SILVA vs. WEIDMAN II se da cita el sábado 28 de diciembre en la MGM Grand Garden Arena en Las Vegas, Nevada. El combate estelar de la noche será la revancha entre el campeón de peso mediano Chris Weidman (10-0, representando a Mineola, Nueva York) y el ex campeón de peso mediano Anderson Silva (33-5, representando a Curitiba, Brasil) después de que ambos chocaran en una pelea inolvidable en el evento de UFC 162 que le puso punto final al reinado de Silva de siete años en la cima de la división. El combate coestelar de la noche marcará la culminación de una temporada de tensiones entre la campeona de peso gallo femenino Ronda Rousey (7-0, representando a Venice, California) y su vieja rival Miesha Tate (13-4, representando a Yakima, Washington) enfrentándose como entrenadoras contrincantes de The Ultimate Fighter®. Las venta de entradas para todo el público comenzará el viernes 25 de octubre a las 10:00 a.m. en todos los puestos de venta de Ticketmaster en Las Vegas (en tiendas selectas de Smith’s Food and Drug Centers y Ritmo Latino). La venta de entradas está limitada a ocho (8) por persona. Para comprar por teléfono utilizando una tarjeta de crédito llamar a Ticketmaster al (800) 745-3000. Las entradas también están disponibles en www.mgmgrand.com o www.ticketmaster.com.

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Juan Estrada en Plan Grande

Jul 27, 2013

El mexicano Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada dio otra gran demostración e impuso su gran clase boxística para derrotar al retador oficial el filipino Milan Melindo por amplia decisión unánime en 12 rounds y retener sus cinturones Mosca AMB y OMB en uno de los combates estelares de la velada desarrollada en la noche del sábado en el Cotai Arena de Venetian Casino & Resort de Macao, China.

Las tarjetas de los jueces fueron: Takeshi Shimakawa (Japón) 117-109, Zoltan Enyedi (Hungría) 118-109, Rafael Ramos (Puerto Rico) 118-109, todas para Estrada.
El ¨Gallo¨ Estrada (25-2, 18 kos) dominó ampliamente a Melindo (30-1, 12 kos) con su velocidad de desplazamientos para entrar y salir en la media y corta distancia donde aplicó la contundencia de su gran cantidad de envíos, que lastimaron a su rival. Con sus derechas e izquierdas cruzadas y ascendentes al rostro, sumados a sus ganchos al cuerpo, fue sacando cada vez más ventajas para consolidar un tan amplio como merecido triunfo.
Al final del undécimo capítulo, el “Gallo” conectó un veloz y potente cruzado de derecho a la mandíbula de un filipino que se fue a la lona muy lastimado, logro levantarse, pero la campana lo salvo.
En el doceavo y último Estrada inicio tranquilo y en el ñultimo minuto de combate castigo bastante a dos manos a Melindo que por poco es noqueado y de nuevo la campana llego a su auxilio..
¨Me siento contento, aunque pude dar más incluso noquearlo rounds anteriores, pero desde el segundo asalto, la muela del juicio me empezó un dolor insportable luego que Melindo me diera con un upper, tuvimos que cambiar estrategia, pero siempre estuve seguro que le ganaría¨ dijo el sonorense al termino del combate.
Ya en el camerino el dolor en la muela de Estrada era muy intenso que ni hablar podía por lo que médicos tuvieron que darle medicamento para el dolor.
El dos veces campeón olímpico y tres veces campeón mundial amateur, el chino Zou Shiming, se impuso sobre el mexicano Jesús “Jibarito” Ortega, por puntos, en fallo unánime, tras seis movidos asaltos, en un gran combate de peso Mosca, que fue el estelar de la mega velada desarrollada en la noche del sábado en el Cotai Arena de Venetian Casino & Resort de Macao, China.
Shimming fue a ataque desde el primer round ante un joven Ortega que fue muy valiente y logró conectar en varias ocasiones al ídolo local, una pelea de muchos intercambios de golpes.
Los jueces dieron 59-55 todos favor de Zou, quien fue muy ovacionado, pero tambiñen reconoció la entrega de Jesús Ortega.
La pelea fue intensa, emocionante y a pesar de la juventud e inexperiencia del sonorense ¨Jíbarito¨ Ortega (5-2, 3 kos) dio gran oposición a Shimming, quien lanzo golpes de todos calibres sobre el mexicano quien se porto muy valiente y entregado.
Ortega nunca dio un paso atrás y se fajo al tu por tu del asiático, quien aprovecho su mayor velocidad para conectar.

De esta forma, Shimming (2-0) de 32 años, quien conquistó medalla de oro en los Juegos Olímpicos de Beijing 2008 y Londres 2012, y se consagrara campeón mundial amateur en China 2005, Mongolia 2007 y Azerbaiján 2011 (no participó del mundial de 2009), y es entrenado por el afamado estadounidense Freddie Roach, realizó su segunda presentación en profesional tras firmar con la promotora Top Rank, de Bob Arum, luego de su debut el pasado 6 de abril al vencer en fallo unánime en cuatro rounds al mexicano Eleazar Valenzuela .

Cortesia:Top Rank/Chris Farina

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Buscan Mexicanos Impactar en China

Jul 26, 2013

El ídolo de China, Zou Shimming esta muy seguro de derrotar al mexicano Jesús Ortega, lo mismo el filipino Milan Melindo de destronar a Juan Francisco Estrada este sábado en la impresionante Cotai Arena en Macau, China y que será transmitida al mundo por HBO y en México a través de Azteca 7, La Casa del Boxeo.
Buscan mexicanos impactar en China

Motivados, confiados, con una mentalidad ganadora respaldada en una gran preparación, es como los estelaristas mexicanos de “Puños de Oro 2” se presentaron este jueves (en China) en la conferencia de prensa que ofreció Bob Arum presidente de Top Rank para anunciar la histórica y atractiva velada boxística que se presentará el próximo sábado en el Venetian Casino-Resort de la zona administrativa china de Macao, y cuya transmisión global via HBO llegará a México por la señal de la “Casa del Boxeo”, Azteca 7.
El orgullo de Puerto Peñasco Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (24-2-0, 18 ko’s) expondrá por primera vez sus campeonatos mundales Mosca AMB y OMB ante su retador oficial, el filipino Milan Melindo (29-0-0, 12 ko’s) .
Mientras que en la pele estelar el dos veces medallista de oro olímpico y todo un ídolo en China Zou Shiming (1-0-0) tendrá su segunda presentación en el boxeo profesional, enfrentando al espectacular peleador de Hermosillo, Sonora Jesus “Jibarito” Ortega (5-1-0, 3 kos).
“Estoy muy motivado por regresar a Macao, donde me coroné el pasado mes de abril venciendo a Brian Viloria en una gran pelea, y ahora me corresponde regresarme a México con mis cinturones. Hice una gran preparación, vengo en excelentes condiciones y yo se que será una pelea dura, como siempre lo son las peleas entre mexicanos y filipinos, pero vamos a lograr una gran victoria”, dijo el “Gallo”, que mantiene el peso requerido con ejercicios de soltura y que es el favorito de los aficionados para retener sus cetros del mundo.
Por su parte, el “Jibarito” Ortega sabe lo que se juega en su corta carrera y lo que significaría un triunfo sobre Shiming.
“Es extraño ver que a pesar de que hay peleas de campeonato mundial en la cartelera, la estelar sea entre dos boxeadores de seis rounds y es un honor y un privilegio que yo haya sido seleccionado para tomar parte de este evento. Agradezco a Top Rank de Bob Arum a Zanfer de Fernando Beltrán por brindarme esta oportunidad, vine hasta a China a ganar a dar la sorpresa, no tengo presión solo la oportunidad y no la desaprovecharé sorprenderé a todos, estoy bien preparado¨ dijo Ortega quien fue entrenador por Santos Moreno, Fernando Ortega y con el preparador físico Edgardo Lucero en el HTM Gym en Hermosillo, Sonora.

Ortega dijo estar ya desesperado por estar en el ring frente a frente ante Shimming.
“Traigo una gran condición, ya estoy adaptado al cambio de horario, me siento muy bien, muy fuerte y estoy tranquilo, se que voy a ganar, se que la gente va a terminar por reconocer mi esfuerzo y me lo va a reconocer cuando me levanten la mano”, dijo el “Jibarito” de Hermosillo.
El promotor de la velada, Bob Arum, dijo que espera una función espectacular, que rompa records de audiencia y donde no hay favorito definido en ningún de las peleas.
“Decidimos abrir el mercado chino con lo mejor que hay y aquí lo tenemos, Estrada venció a Biloria y va contra su retador oficial, un filipino invicto de gran nivel como Melindo, Shiming tiene que avanzar rápido en el boxeo profesional por su edad (32 años) y por eso le traemos a un rival ganador, bien formado y motivado como Ortega, Evgeny Gradovich hará su primera defensa ante el argentino Mauricio Muñoz que viene en excelentes condiciones, veremos si Andy Ruiz está listo para ser un estelar entre los pesos completos cuando enfrente a otro invicto peligroso como Joe Hanks, traemos a otro peleador chino invicto (Rex Tso, 6-0-0, 4 ko’s) que estará en una prueba de fuego (contra Rusalee Samor, 20-4-2, 9 ko’s), como promotor estoy muy satisfecho con la cartelera que vamos a presentar, y creo que los aficionados y la televisión estarán muy contentos”, dijo el presidente de Top Rank.
Los protagonistas volverán a verse las caras este viernes, horario de China, en la ceremonia de peso a realizarse en el mismo Venetian de Macao a las 15:00 horas horario de Macau, China.

Cortesia:Top Rank/Chris farina

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Jul 26, 2013




Saturday, July 27, LIVE on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT)

From AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas

Photo Credit: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

OSCAR DE LA HOYA, President of Golden Boy Promotions

“I want to acknowledge a person that is doing a tremendous job in bringing boxing back to the masses, that is Stephen Espinoza, SHOWTIME is bringing you the best fights and the best fighters.

“San Antonio really knows how to stand behind the sport of boxing and support boxing and Saturday’s event is going to be no exception. This is going to be a tremendous lineup.

“These are the KNOCKOUT KINGS for a reason, you have explosive fighters from top to bottom, fighters who understand what hard work is all about, fighters who go out there and fight for the fans, for the public and for the recognition of being called a “KNOCKOUT KING”.

“We are looking forward to bring the big names in the sport of boxing. Why? “Because San Antonio knows these big names.

“These Argentinian fighters like Lucas Matthysse, Sergio Martinez and Marcos Maidana are the kind of fighters that can pack a punch, they throw punches with tremendous power.

“Diego Chaves is a champion for a reason and he’s fighting, in my eyes, one of the best top three in the welterweight division, Keith “One Time” Thurman. It’s going to be an amazing fight.

“Don’t let these two fighters fool you [Figueroa and Arakawa]. You know young look.

“Figueroa has been blowing everybody out of the water with his work ethic, with relentlessness up and down the ring. He’s the kind of fighter that knows what he wants and knows what to do to get it.

“In this main event you have two warriors, two fighters that put everything on the line, their heart on the line.

ANDRE BERTO, Former Two-Time Welterweight World Champion

“There’s really not much to say, these guys had said it all.

“I’m in tremendous shape, I’m focused. I’m going to put on a hell of a performance.

“I’m just going to go in there and be me. I’m not worried about the title of the show, I’m not worried about his record. I’m just going to go in there and get the win.

“I am in great shape and I have everything to bring to the table. I have the speed, I have the power. I have the explosiveness and I’m going out there and do what I know how to do.

“I’ve known Virgil (Hunter) since I was 13 so it’s not like he’s a stranger to me. Everything’s been flowing pretty well and it’s been a great situation for me.

“The show is called Knockout Kings but no matter how it goes, I know it’s going to be exciting. You’re definitely going to see a lot of speed, a lot of power and a lot of explosiveness, it’s going to be an exciting show.

“It’s going to be a hell of a fight; I’m in shape. I’m in good spirits. I’m focused and I know Soto Karass is ready too.”

JESUS SOTO KARASS, Veteran Welterweight Contender

“My preparation has been great. My team knows what Berto brings. He’s an ex-champion. We know that he’s a quality fighter and he’s tough. But that’s why we train for this.

“The losses you see on my record, I wasn’t taking it serious. But, believe me, we’re taking Andre Berto very serious. Not only have I matured personally but I’ve matured in the ring. The preparation has been very good. We know we have a tough opponent, but we’re here and we’re prepared to win.

“Every fight I come with a different plan. We have a plan for Andre Berto. We have a Plan A, a Plan B, it doesn’t matter; we’ll be ready for him.

“My only prediction is it’s going to be a war. I’m going to leave my heart in there. If I have to die in the ring I will.

“Out of the ring we’re friends, but inside the ring it’s another thing. I don’t have anything against Andre Berto but once we get in the ring I’m looking to knock him out.

“I want everyone to help, help me with breast cancer awareness. We have a raffle going on – it’s $10 to buy a ticket and you can win the gloves and the trunks that I wear in the ring. Let’s go knockout cancer as well.

“The reason I support Susan G. Komen is because of Oscar De La Hoya. It really touched my heart that Oscar lost his mother, Cecilia, to cancer. So being a boxer I felt like I would join that fight to knock out breast cancer.

“I’m ready; I’m only a pound-and-a-half away. I can’t wait until tomorrow so I can get on the scale and go eat.”

OMAR FIGUEROA, Undefeated Rising Star & WBC Lightweight Contender

“This is it, this is seventeen years of work. This is why every boxers starts, what every boxer dreams of. This is it. The goal is the green belt, that’s the one, that’s the best one. That’s the one we all want.

“This is a great opportunity, this is what we have been working so hard for.

“I want to thank my opponent’s team for having agreed to this fight, he’s ranked number one and that’s what we wanted.

“We don’t take anybody lightly. We are ready, we know that a fight can take many directions with every step you take in the ring, so we are ready.

“I’m excited to be on this card. It’s really an honor to fight in the KNOCKOUT KINGS because is one thing to be considered a fighter and another one to be considered a knockout artist.

“I’m fighting with great knockout artist such as Keith Thurman, Berto, Chaves and Arakawa and all these are great fighters

“We are the backbone [of boxing] because we fight to knock someone out, we try to provide the fans with the most excitement we can and we go in there ready for war.”

NIHITO ARAKAWA, WBC Interim Lightweight World Championship Contender

“I’m happy to have this chance at my first world title. That gives me extra motivation to win this fight.

“I don’t think I can win by points. I have to knock him out – I think that’s my only chance to walk out of here with a world title.

“My nickname is “Baby Faced Sniper,” but when I saw Omar Figueroa it looks like he’s a little bit more baby faced than I am. So I want to give him my nickname “Baby Faced Sniper.”

“I’ve prepared for this world title chance for my entire life and I know Omar has prepared for this as well. We’re both going to fight as hard as we can to get that first world title. I know I want it and I know he wants it, so it’s going to be an exciting fight.”

, WBA Interim Welterweight World Champion

“We know we have a tough opponent, we have very similar records, neither of us can lose concentration during the fight because it can end with only one punch that’s why we are very well prepared and we know we can take the win.

“I know Keith is a good fighter, but I hope he’s ready because I’m going to show him and the world why I’m a world champion and why this belt is coming back with me to Argentina.

“He may be undefeated, but he’s never faced anyone like me.

“I’ve been training hard, very hard. We are looking forward to a great fight, and we are confident the we’ll come out victorious.

“It’s going to be a war. I’m not going to leave my belt in the judges’ hands- I plan on taking care of Thurman on my own.”

KEITH THURMAN, WBA World Championship Welterweight Contender

“It’s a tremendous fight. I’m 20-0 with 18 knockouts; Chaves is 22-0 with 18 knockouts. You don’t see this very often with young fighters.

“But I’m the kind of fighter that’s knocking on everybody’s door. Everybody in the welterweight division will soon know about Keith “One Time” Thurman. We’re moving up one step at a time and we’re going to step over Diego on Saturday night, guaranteed.

“The KO bonus has nothing to do with the way I fight. My motto is already KOs for life and the nickname “One Time.” I do my best to get the fighter out of there because if we don’t have to do the distance then that, to me, is a job well done.

“We’re always looking for that knockout; we’re always looking for that one punch that can change the fight around. That’s just me, that’s just “One Time.” That knockout bonus is just another check waiting.

“I definitely don’t think he’s faced anyone like me. That’s why I’m confident. I believe he’s been spoon-fed his entire career. A lot of people say the fighters I’ve fought knew I was favored, but they were still world-class fighters and I dominated them each and every round. And I plan on dominating Diego Chaves every round Saturday night.

“Knockout Kings II – this event has that title for a reason. I guarantee you’ll get your moneys’ worth.”

ANTHONY DIRRELL, Light Heavyweight Contender

“I battled cancer and it didn’t hold me down. I’m still here and I’m ready.

“Coming up this Saturday, I’ll win with by knockout. “

Light Heavyweight Contender

“It doesn’t matter what happened when I fought his brother. The fact that I lost to Andre just gives me extra motivation. When I fought Andre, I wasn’t in shape at all. But I’m in some of the best shape of my career to fight Anthony. I had a great camp and I’m ready to give him the first loss of his career.”

JESSE JAMES LEIJA, Former World Champion & Boxing Legend

“I want to thank the Susan G. Komen Beast Cancer Foundation – you are important in every one of our lives because we all have moms. But that’s not to say that men can’t get breast cancer as well.

“I want to thank Golden Boy Promotions for giving us the opportunity to put on the type of fights that we’ve been bringing to San Antonio.

“I also want to thank SHOWTIME. I won my first world title on SHOWTIME and fought several times on the network, so it’s not just a thing for me to say that I’m proud to be them. It means a lot more than just face value; it’s what in my heart because they’ve been with me for several years.

“We’re still recovering from the Canelo-Trout fight and now we’re bringing Knockout Kings II where we have three world title fights and I don’t know who is going to win. Will the fights go the distance? Probably not when you have these types of punchers. Who’s going to win the fights? I have no idea. Am I going to be in the front row? You bet.

“I’ve watched these guys on TV and I’m awed by the type of power that they have. Omar – I call him ‘Mini Mike Tyson’ – I hope he gives us two rounds so we can really appreciate the power that he has.”

MIKE BATTAH, President of Leija & Battah Promotions

“I want to thank Oscar De La Hoya, SHOWTIME and James, my partner, for putting this all together. It’s been a building process, but we’re building, we’re getting there and we’re excited.

“I would like to thank Jesus Soto Karass for helping raise money for breast cancer awareness. Please ask the public to give $10 to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. We’re excited to help out and hope that we can raise money for this great charity.”

GREG ALVAREZ, Combative Sports Administrator, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

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