Fighters Create a Family Far from Home in Oxnard, California

Feb 22, 2018

Fighters Create a Family Far from Home in Oxnard, California

Fighters Create a Family Far from Home in Oxnard, California
Ashkeyev, Murtazaliev and Nursultanov
Photo Courtesy of: Bakhram Murtazaliev
(Oxnard, California) – Elite athletes make many sacrifices on their journey to the top of their sport. Boxers are no exception. Super welterweights Madiyar Ashkeyev (8-0, 4 KOs) of Kazakhstan, 29, and Bakhram Murtazaliev, 25, (11-0, 9 KOs) of Russia, and middleweight Meiirim Nursultanov (5-0, 4 KOs), 24, of Kazaskhstan have spent most of the last year away from family and friends while training at the Boxing Laboratory in Oxnard, California.
The trio admits they are sometimes homesick. So, they have created their own boxing family in California, and rely on each other. “We all know each other five, six years. We’ve been to tournaments (together), and on the national team. We do as much as we can for each other to make life in America easier,” said Ashkeyev.
All three fighters are in the last days of their preparation for their appearances on the non-televised undercard of the upcoming showdown between two-time Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (31-2-1, 27 KOs) versus Igor Mikhalkin (21-1, 9 KOs) and WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol (12-0, 10 KOs) versus Sullivan Barrera (21-1, 14 KOs).
“We talk with each other about things, and it really helps to have the same team. We understand each other,” says Murtazaliev.
“We are the type of people who like to push each other: run faster, lift more weights. We speak the same language. We motivate each other, we help each other to get better,” added Murtazaliev. “We’re not jealous of each other. Everyone can reach their goals.”
Nursultanov, Kovalev and Ashkeyev
Photo Courtesy of: Madiyar Ashkeyev
The rising stars say they also look to Kovalev, who trains alongside them at the Boxing Laboratory, as a role model, mentor and a “big brother” figure. “Kovalev is a huge motivation for us,” said Ashkeyev. “He tells us what’s coming our way – what’s hard, what’s easy, what to do. We are always learning as much as we can. It’s nice of him and it’s good for us.”
During their rare days off, Ashkeyev, Murtazaliev, and Nursultanov say they take advantage of all that Southern California has to offer. “We go out to explore the beautiful cities – Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Santa Barbara,” said Murtazaliev. “We try not to be at home and try to spend our time in a better way than sitting at home, at our computers.”
Despite being thousands of miles from home, working hard and doing their best to navigate life in a strange language, they wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. “We’re showing our team (at the Boxing Laboratory) is the best in the world,” said Nursultanov. “There is no gym in the world with so many world champions.”
Nursultanov said all three fighters love to interact with fans back home and their new fans in the United States on social media. “You can always follow us on social media, we like to show how we train, what we do when training. We hope it’s helpful for future boxers and future champions all over the world.”
Fans can follow the trio on Instagram at @madiyarashkeyev, @bahkram95 and @Meiirim01.
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 TicketMaster.com 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 Leon.ru and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:05 p.m. ET/PT.
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Filipino Featherweight Contender Genesis Servania Signs Multi-Year Promotional Agreement With Top Rank

Feb 22, 2018
Filipino Featherweight Contender Genesis Servania Signs Multi-Year Promotional Agreement With Top Rank

Genesis ‘Kashimi’ Servania
signed a multi-year promotional agreement
with the company that is lead by
Hall Of Fame Promoter, Bob Arum

LAS VEGAS (February 21, 2018) — Filipino fan favorite and top featherweight contender Genesis “Kashimi” Servania has agreed to a multi-year promotional agreement with Top Rank, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced today.

Servania (30-1, 13 KOs) opened the collective eyes of the boxing world in his American debut last September in Tucson, Arizona, when he challenged World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion, Oscar Valdez. In one of the best fights of 2017, Servania knocked down Valdez in the fourth round but ultimately lost a unanimous decision.

In his last ring outing, on December 17 in Kanazawa, Japan, Servania knocked out Kittiwat Sirichotchayakun in the first round with a left hook to the body.

“This is a dream come true,” Servania said. “I am very happy because Top Rank is the number one promoter in the world. It is such an honor to join Top Rank, led by Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, who began his career with The Greatest, Muhammad Ali. I am very grateful and excited to be a part of the Top Rank/ESPN team. Especially now, with the recent launch of ESPN 5 in the Philippines, this is wonderful timing.”

Servania, a native of Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines, won the first 29 bouts of his career, including a 2014 TKO victory over two-time World Boxing Association (WBA) super flyweight champion Alexander Munoz. He earned the title shot against Valdez last April when he scored a second-round TKO over Ralph Jhon Lulu to win the vacant WBO Asia Pacific belt.

“Before my world title fight with Oscar Valdez last September, ESPN commentator Timothy Bradley asked me who my favorite boxers are. I answered ‘Manny Pacquiao… and you,’” Servania said. “I was so happy. It was a great moment. I didn’t expect to be interviewed by a world champion, my idol. I am very excited about the fights ahead. This motivates me to train even harder to make the most of the great chances and guidance Top Rank will provide. I believe that if I move forward step by step and do my best, I too will become a world champion.”

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

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Igor Mikhalkin Stands Face-to-Face with Destiny In New York On Saturday, March 3

Feb 20, 2018
Igor Mikhalkin Stands Face-to-Face with Destiny
In New York On Saturday, March 3
Igor Mikhalkin
Photo Credit: EC Box Promotion

 

(Hamburg, Germany) –
Certain nations have always been known for producing boxing talent: Mexico, Great Britain, the Philippines, Japan and, of course, the United States.
And now Russia stands on the brink of joining this elite company. The latest Russian import from Irkutsk in eastern Siberia, light heavyweight Igor Mikhalkin (21-1, 9 KOs), faces the greatest challenge of his career as he makes his United States debut. Two-Time Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (31-2-1, 27 KOs) will test Mikhalkin’s mettle in the 12-round main event at The Theater at Madison Square Garden Saturday, March 3 televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:05 p.m. ET/PT.
“It has to do with the Russian way of life, our discipline. Russian fighters in general always have a big heart and a big will to win. We strive for the best. This willingness to win is why so many Russians are fighting on March 3,” said Mikhalkin.
Mikhalkin says fighting Kovalev was inevitable. “I didn’t think until recent it was possible, but the way my career and Sergey’s career were moving, it was inevitable we would have to fight each other. It’s destiny we would see each other in a boxing ring,” said Mikhalkin.
Mikhalkin and Kovalev aren’t strangers; far from it, in fact. The two fought side-by-side as teammates in their amateur days two decades ago. Mikhalkin says, “What I remember of Sergey from those day, he was always working and training really hard, and doing his job as a boxer. Since then, I’ve seen every one of his fights and I respect him for what he has done.”
Mikhalkin said Kovalev’s style hasn’t changed much since he acquired solid fundamentals during his amateur days and he’s taken this training forward.
A win against Kovalev would change everything for him, said Mikhalkin. “I’m not as well known, but I get to fight a very popular opponent, a very dangerous opponent with lots of fans. It would change everything in my life.”
“For me, this is a once in a lifetime thing,” he continued. “Even though I am not well known, I don’t think Sergey will take this as an easy fight. He’s not underestimating who Igor is as a not-so-well-known name.”
Mikhalkin also said that it is a “big deal” for Russian boxing fans, who will be watching in his hometown and throughout the nation. The fight airs in Irkutsk at about 12 noon on Sunday. “It’s a comfortable time, Sunday at noon.  It’s definitely going to be something everyone will be watching. There couldn’t be a better time to watch boxing,” said Mikhalkin.
Also watching will be Mikhalkin’s family. Both his father and brother were professional boxers. “They are proud of me. I have a great opportunity. They are a bit worried for me and are giving me all their support,” said Mikhalkin. Have they given him any advice? With a laugh, Mikhalkin said, “What they said was ‘Train well, train hard, do things the right way.”
Mikhalkin said his three-year-old son, Makar, will also be on his mind. “Things changed in my life when my son was born. It’s great motivation. I started to value things differently. I will do anything for my son to provide for him, and give him a great life,” said proud father Mikhalkin.
For fans who’ve never seen Mikhalkin, he says seeing is believing. “When it comes to my boxing style, it doesn’t matter what I say now. It’s better to see me fight. On March 3rd, people in New York and America will see what I’m made of as a boxer. All you need to know about me is that I’m a good person,” said Mikhalkin.
 
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 at TicketMaster.com and 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 and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® at 10:05 p.m. ET/PT.
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RESULTADOS: Noche de Pelea – Beltran vs. Moses / Kavaliuskas vs. Avanesyan

Feb 20, 2018

Beltran vs. Moses / Kavaliuskas vs. Avanesyan

RESULTADOS DE NOCHE DE PELEA

 

• FOTOS: (Credito: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)

• RESULTADOS DEL CARTEL:
• El mexicano Ray Beltran conquistó el títuilo peso ligero de la OMB al derrotar a Paulus Moses por decisión unánime.

CITA: “No tengo palabras. Di todo lo que tenía. Realmente tuve que esforzarme. Él es un peleador muy experimentado y duro. Me sorprendió con un par de buenos golpes, pero de inmediato pensé en mi familia y todo lo que he pasado a lo largo de mi carrera. Lo di todo. Hice mi carrera de la manera más dura, y ahora soy un campeón”

 El invicto contendiente de peso welter Egidijus ‘The Mean Machine’ Kavaliuskas defendió con éxito su título welter de la NABF al noquear a David Avanesyan a la 1:55 del sexto asalto.

CITA: “Estoy muy feliz ahora mismo. Todo lo que quiero hacer es sonreír. Quería ganar con todo mi corazón porque sabía que era un oponente muy duro. Esperemos que mi próxima pelea sea por un título mundial Quiero enfrentarme a los mejores. Crawford luchará contra Horn por el título mundial. Quiero enfrentar al ganador”

• El medallista de plata olímpica, el estadounidense Shakur Stevenson, dominó a Juan Tapia por decisión unánime

CITA: “Me sentí bien. Voy a seguir haciendo lo que estoy haciendo. Sentí que parecía que se suponía que debía hacerlo en mi primera pelea de ocho asaltos. Soy un perfeccionista. Voy a continuar desde aquí y seguir mejorando cada vez más ”

• El medallista de oro olímpico, el brasileño Robson Concecicao se alzó con un triunfo por decisión unánime ante Ignacio Holguin.

CITA: “Me sentí muy bien en esta pelea. Entrené muy duro durante cinco meses en Brasil y se mostró durante la pelea. Seguiré trabajando duro para seguir mejorando cada vez más con cada pelea que pase “.

• El contendiente peso pesado Bryant Jennings venció a Akhor Muralimov por nocaut técnico a los 1:12 del 3er as alto.

CITA: “Quiero las peleas grandes. Solo tengo metas grandes. Tengo un equipo muy comprometido. Estamos listos para asumir lo mejor. Me siento cada vez más cómodo. Con cada pelea, cada vez me siento más cómodo. Cuando estás inactivo, no sientes nada y te sientes un poco estancado.”

• El prospecto peso welter Alexander Besputin derrotó a Wesley Tucker por nocaut técnico al finalizar el 5to asalto.

CITA: “Estoy creciendo y estoy mejorando más en cada pelea Según mi buen amigo Vasiliy Lomachenko, el oponente más difícil es el que no está trabajando en el ring”.

•  Ricardo Lucio-Galvan derrotó a Keneth Guzman por nocaut técnico en el tercer asalto.

 Sagadat Rakhmankul detuvo a Noel Esqueda a los 1:51 del 5to asalto.

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¨GALLO¨ ESTRADA LISTO PARA RUNGVISAI

Feb 20, 2018

¨GALLO¨ ESTRADA  LISTO PARA   RUNGVISAI 

 

El ex campeón mundial Mosca de la AMB y OMB, Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada cerró impresionante su preparación para su compromiso del próximo sábado 24 de febrero ante el invicto tailandés y actual monarca Supermosca del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.
Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions en asociación con Promociones Zanfer Nakornluong Promotions   presentarán la segunda edición de esta esperada serie,  SUPERFLY 2  será televisada en vivo por HBO en su programa “Boxing After Dark” comenzando a las  9:30 p.m. Este/Pacífico y en México por Azteca 7, La Casa del Boxeo.

 

El boxeador sonorense   mostró estar en excelentes  condiciones para su combate con el noqueador tailandés, se le vió fuerte, explosivo y rápido en el entrenamiento final con sparrings.

Ante decenas de medios de comunicación que se dieron cita en el Caballero’s Boxing Club  en Hermosillo, Sonora para ser testigos del último día de entrenamientos del retador en la pelea estelar de la cartelera “Superfly 2”, que se llevará a cabo en el Forum de Inglewood, California.

 

Juan Francisco, de 27 años, realizó cuatro intensos rounds de sparring en donde demostró su gran calidad boxística ante los jóvenes Oscar “La Barbie” Castillo y Roberto “Tornadito” Sánchez, quienes le ayudaron durante toda la preparación, además de un par de asaltos de sombra y ejercicios para mantener el peso.

 

Estrada (36-2-0, 25 Ko’s) aseguró sentirse en gran forma y mencionó que buscará acabar la pelea antes de los doce asaltos programadas ante Sor Rungvisai (44-4-1, 40 Ko’s).

 

“Estoy muy motivado por esta pelea y muy bien preparado. Me emociona pensar en el cinturón del CMB porque es un organismo mexicano y no voy a dejar pasar esta oportunidad”expresó el ex monarca mundial Mosca, quien hizo toda su preparación de 8 semanas en Hermosillo.

 

“No sabemos si vamos a llegar hasta el último round, yo soy un peleador que va de menos a más y nosotros vamos a salir buscando el nocaut para no dejar dudas y quedarme con ese cinturón”, agregó el orgullo de Puerto, Peñasco, Sonora.

 

El equipo del mexicano reconoció que no tienen a un rival fácil enfrente, es por eso que su entrenador Alfredo Caballero afirmó tener la estrategia adecuada para salir con la mano en alto.

 

“Es un peleador de cuidado, en el primer round vamos a ver cómo llega a la pelea y más que nada será un round de estudio y a partir de ahí vamos a boxearlo y vamos a trabajar mucho en sus puntos débiles como su defensa”.
Juan Estrada iniciará los entrenamientos mañana viernes  16 de febrero a las 11 de la mañana en el gimnasio ubicado en Avenida Lerdo de Tejada entre  López del Castillo y Carlos Catureli en la colonia Jardines.

 

Credenciales de prensa

Medios acreditados con Identificación pueden obtener su credencial el día del evento en las ventanilla #1 de las taquillas localizadas en el lado oeste del Forum de Inglewood de 1 p.m. a 8 p.m. El acceso de prensa será a través del Forum Club. El estacionamiento de prensa tendrá un costo general y los medios pueden estacionarse en los estacionamientos públicos.

 

Los boletos para Superfly 2 ya están disponibles y tienen un precio de  $250, $150, $100, $60 y $30 y pueden ser adquiridos a través de Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000) y en las taquillas del Forum localizado en el  3900 W. Manchester Blvd, Inglewood CA 90305. Las puertas se abrirán a las 4:30 p.m. la noche del evento.

 

SUPERFLY 2 es presentado por Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions en asociación con  Nakornluong Promotions y Zanfer Promotions. Cuadras vs. Arroyo es presentado en asociación con Promociones del Pueblo y PR Best Boxing. Viloria vs. Dalakian es presentado en asociación con Teiken Promotions. Nietes vs. Reveco es presentado en asociación ALA Promotions y OR Promotions.

 

Fotos: Brenda Bonilla/Zanfer

 

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JOSEPH ‘JOJO’ DIAZ, JR., VICTOR ‘VIKINGO’ TERRAZAS AND UNDERCARD FIGHTERS LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT

Feb 20, 2018
JOSEPH ‘JOJO’ DIAZ, JR. AND VICTOR ‘VIKINGO’ TERRAZAS PLUS UNDERCARD FIGHTERS LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT 
 
FEB. 22 EDITION OF GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN 
AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO
(ABOVE, L-R: Manny Robles, III, Christian Gonzalez, Genaro Gamez, Joseph Diaz, Jr., Victor Terrazas, Edgar Valerio and Hector Tanajara, Jr., pose at their media workout in Los Angeles on Feb. 15 )
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LOS ANGELES (Feb. 15, 2018): NABF and NABO Featherweight Champion Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. (25-0, 13 KOs) and former world champion Victor “Vikingo” Terrazas (38-4-2, 21 KOs) hosted a media workout today at Azteca Boxing Club ahead of their 10-round main event fight on the Feb. 22 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.
Also participating in the workout was Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (18-1, 15 KOs) who will kick off the ESPN3 coverage facing Laguna, Philippines’s Rey “Flash” Perez (21-9, 6 KOs). Manny “Chato” Robles III (14-0, 6 KOs), who is trained by his world-renowned father, Manny Robles, Jr., will participate in an eight-round featherweight affair facing Tucson, AZ’s Martin Cardona (24-10, 16 KOs). Power punching prospect Edgar “Kid Neza” Valerio (12-0, 7 KOs) of Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl by way of South Central, Los Angeles, Calif. will participate in an eight-round battle against Victor Proa (28-5-2, 21 KOs) of Monterrey, Mexico in the 126-pound division. San Diego’s Genaro “El Conde” Gamez (6-0, 4 KOs) will participate in an eight-round lightweight fight, and Hector “El Finito” Tanajara, Jr. (11-0, 4 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas will open up the card in a scheduled eight-round super featherweight fight.
Here’s what today’s participants had to say at the media workout:
 
JOSEPH “JOJO” DIAZ, JR., NABF & NABO Featherweight Champion:
“I’m going to showcase my power, speed, experience and ring intelligence. I know [Victor] Terrazas is a former world champion, but my skill is the best at 126 pounds. I’m excited to headline this fight because I’ll be kicking off the year for Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN. I’m going to take advantage of this and put all the champions at featherweight on notice. Hopefully after this fight, I’ll finally get that world title shot.”
VICTOR “VIKINGO” TERRAZAS, Former World Champion:
“I’m still in my prime. I feel I still have a lot to give. This is an important fight not just for me, but for Joseph Diaz as well. I’ve been training hard in Mexico with my coach, Alejandro “La Cobrita” Gonzalez, and I’ve been having really good sparring as well. I have a lot of experience dealing with world-class fighters and quick southpaws, so it will be a battle of youth vs. experience on February 22.”
CHRISTIAN “CHIMPA” GONZALEZ, Lightweight Prospect:
“I’m going to be in a tough fight. I’m looking forward to the challenge because he’s [Rey Perez] experienced. They call him ‘Flash’ for a reason because he’s really quick, so we’re expecting nothing easy on Feb 22. If everything comes out well, I’ll be looking forward to 10-round fights on ESPN cards.”
MANNY “CHATO” ROBLES, III, Featherweight Prospect:
“I’ve been working on sitting on my punches and working on the inside. In this camp, I’ve been working with former fighter Rudy Hernandez and getting great sparring as well. Fans can expect to see a different Manny Robles next Thursday. I’ll be more aggressive and I’ll be more affective on the inside. If I see the opportunity, I’ll get the knockout.”
 
EDGAR “KID NEZA” VALERIO, Featherweight Prospect:
“Would I be a ‘Guru’ if I told you that I’d start the year off sensationally? I’m not fighting the toughest opponent of my career, HE is. At the end of the day, we’re all in the hurt business.”
HECTOR “EL FINITO” TANAJARA, JR., Super Featherweight Prospect:
“I’ve been working really hard since my last fight. No matter who I fight, I’ll be ready to knock him out. It’s been great training with Robert Garcia. There are a lot of world champions in our training camp, and I learn a lot every day. I expect to be busy this year in exciting fights and fighting more rounds.”
 
GENARO “EL CONDE” GAMEZ, Lightweight Prospect:
“Training camp has gone really well, and I’m really focused for this fight. I know my opponent has had tough fights and that he’s a warrior. This year I hope to demonstrate to all who Genaro ‘El Conde’ Gamez is. The lightweight division is very tough, and every fight features with quick punchers. Don’t go on a bathroom break during the fight because you might miss the knockout!”
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 and the first televised bout begin at 5:00 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 www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
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Donnie Nietes expondra campeonato en Superfly 2

Feb 20, 2018

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DONNIE NIETES VS. JUAN CARLOS REVECO

AGREGAN DUELO TITULAR A SUPERFLY 2

Sábado 24 de febrero del 2018

Desde el  Forum de Inglewood

Televisado en vivo por HBO Boxing After Dark®

Los boletos ya están a la venta!

LOS ANGELES, California con el extraordinario interés en las peleas anunciadas previamente para la función SUPERFLY 2,  se ha agregado un combate titular que abrirá la función que será televisada por HBO en su programa “Boxing After Dark® comenzando a las 9:30 p.m. (Este y Pacifico) cuando 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. La función se realizará el sábado 24 de febrero en el Forum de Inglewood, California.

“Pelear en Los Angeles por tercera ocasión ante la afición filipina de Los angeles es un gran honor al igual que hacerlo a través de HBO. Sé que Reveco es un rival peligroso y  que tengo que estar bien preparado para exponer mi campeonato el sábado 24 de febrero”, dijo Nietes.

“Esta es un gran oportunidad para mí de pelear finalmente en los Estados Unidos y hacerlo contra un gran campeón como Nietes. Sé que voy a tener el apoyo de toda la afición argentina de Los Angeles y vengo a ganar el campeonato mundial de la FIB ante todos ellos”, dijo Reveco.

“Estamos orgullosos de agregar a esta función uno de los máximos guerreros filipinos, el cuatro veces campeón mundial Donnie Nietes ante el tres veces campeón argentino Juan Carlos Reveco a esta magno evento del 24 de febrero en el Forum de Inglewood y en vivo por HBO”, dijo TOM LOEFFLER de 360 Boxing Promotions.

“Nietes ha lucido muy impresionantes en funciones en las cuales él ha encabezado en Los Angeles y esperamos que tenga el respaldo de todos sus paisanos filipinos nuevamente en esta ocasión cuando exponga su corona ante un Reveco que vendrá con muchos deseos de darle una grata sorpresa a sus seguidores”, agregó Loeffler.

“Con cuatro peleas de gran calidad ya anunciadas para SUPERFLY 2, tres de ellas de campeonato mundial, esta cartelera será el standard para las funciones que se darán en el 2018, pues los ocho boxeadores en estas peleas están clasificados entres los mejores 10 clasificados de sus respectivas categorías”, dijo Loeffler.

Nietes conquistó el campeonato vacante de peso mosca de la FIB el 29 de abril del 2017 en Cebu City, Filipinas al derrotar por decisión unánime a Komgrich Nantapech. Antes de eso había

ganado el cinturón mini mosca de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) al derrotar a Juan Alejo el 17 de octubre del 2015 en el StubHub Center de Carson, California, y ese mismo escenario lo defendió exitosamente el 24 de septiembre del 2016 ante el mexicano Edgar Sosa, ambos triunfos ganados en dominantes actuaciones y por decisiones unánimes.

Nietes no conoce la derrota desde Septiembre del 2004.

En su más reciente actuación el 8 de septiembre del 2017 en Argentina, Reveco derrotó por decisión unánime a Komgrich Nantapech. Reveco quien ha ganado sus últimos tres combates ha hecho la mayoría de sus combates en Argentina y Japón y esta será su primera pelea en Estados Unidos.

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.

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 la cartelera  SUPERFLY 2 que se realizará el sábado 24 de febrero en el Forum de Inglewood.

Los boletos para Superfly 2 ya están disponibles y tienen un precio de  $250, $150, $100, $60 y $30 y pueden ser adquiridos a través de Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000) y en las taquillas del Forum localizado en el  3900 W. Manchester Blvd, Inglewood CA 90305. Las puertas se abrirán a las 4:30 p.m. la noche del evento.

SUPERFLY 2  es presentado por Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions en asociación con  Nakornluong Promotions y Zanfer Promotions. Cuadras vs. Arroyo es presentado en asociación con Promociones del Pueblo y PR Best Boxing. Viloria vs. Dalakian es presentado en asociación con Teiken Promotions. Nietes vs. Reveco es presentado en asociación con ALA Promotions y OR Promotions.

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MIKEY GARCIA vs. SERGEY LIPINETS WORLD TITLE SHOWDOWN RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 10 LIVE ON SHOWTIMEâ AT THE FREEMAN COLISEUM IN SAN ANTONIO & PRESENTED BY PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS Unbeaten Three-Division World Champion Garcia Challenges Unbeaten Junior Welterweight World Champion Lipinets in SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Main Event SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 19, 2018) – The highly anticipated showdown between undefeated three-division world champion Mikey Garcia and IBF 140-pound champion Sergey Lipinets has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 10th. The Premier Boxing Champions event was set to take place on February 10th, but Garcia’s quest for a fourth world title had to be rescheduled following a training injury to Lipinets’ hand. The fight will be live on SHOWTIME and will remain in San Antonio but move to the Freeman Coliseum. Ticket information will be released early next week. Those holding tickets for the original date at the Alamodome will receive priority on seat exchange for the new venue. Tickets are priced at $250, $150, $75, $50 and $20 and will be available at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 210 556-6390. The event is promoted by Ringstar Sports and TGB Promotions, in association with Leija-Battah Promotions. The remainder of the card will remain the same including the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING co-feature, which will see two-division world champion Rances Barthelemy taking on Kiryl Relikh in a rematch of their thrilling fight last May, this time for the vacant WBA 140-pound world title. The doubleheader of title bouts in the wide-open 140-pound division sets the stage for a potential unification match. The 29-year-old Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs), emphatically returned to pound-for-pound lists in 2017 by scoring a highlight reel knockout of Dejan Zlaticanin to win the WBC Lightweight World Championship in January and then dominating four-division champion Adrien Broner on his way to a unanimous decision in July. Garcia is a member of a renowned boxing family, and is noted for his sportsmanship and his commanding presence in the ring, honed by his brother and acclaimed trainer Robert Garcia. Garcia, of Moreno Valley by way of Oxnard, Calif., returned to the ring after a two-and-half-year layoff in July 2016 without missing a beat by stopping former champion Elio Rojas. Garcia, who has held world titles at 126, 130 and 135 pounds, has stopped 19 of his last 22 opponents including Roman “Rocky” Martinez, Juan Manuel Lopez and Orlando Salido. With a win, Garcia would become only the third fighter in modern history to become champion at 126, 130, 135 and 140-pounds, joining future Hall of Famers Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao*. The unbeaten Lipinets (13-0, 10 KOs) captured a super lightweight world title in just his 13th pro fight by defeating Akihiro Kondo via a unanimous decision on November 4 on SHOWTIME. He is originally from Kazakhstan but moved to Russia when he was six years old. He currently lives in Beverly Hills, California, Lipinets and is trained by Buddy McGirt. The 28-year-old moved up the 140-pound rankings with victories over then unbeaten Haskell Rhodes, Levan Ghvamichava and Walter Castillo before knocking out Leonardo Zappavigna in a world title eliminator last December. Lipinets will look to stamp his place as an elite fighter when he takes on the accomplished and dangerous Garcia on March 10. *Pacquiao won lineal championships at 126 and 140-pounds, although he did not win alphabet titles.

Feb 20, 2018

MIKEY GARCIA vs. SERGEY LIPINETS WORLD TITLE SHOWDOWN RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 10 LIVE ON SHOWTIMEâ AT THE FREEMAN COLISEUM IN SAN ANTONIO & PRESENTED BY

PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS

 

Unbeaten Three-Division World Champion Garcia Challenges Unbeaten Junior Welterweight World Champion Lipinets in SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Main Event

 

SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 19, 2018) – The highly anticipated showdown between undefeated three-division world champion Mikey Garcia and IBF 140-pound champion Sergey Lipinets has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 10th. The Premier Boxing Champions event was set to take place on February 10th, but Garcia’s quest for a fourth world title had to be rescheduled following a training injury to Lipinets’ hand. The fight will be live on SHOWTIME and will remain in San Antonio but move to the Freeman Coliseum.

Ticket information will be released early next week.  Those holding tickets for the original date at the Alamodome will receive priority on seat exchange for the new venue.   Tickets are priced at $250, $150, $75, $50 and $20 and will be available at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 210 556-6390.  The event is promoted by Ringstar Sports and TGB Promotions, in association with Leija-Battah Promotions.

The remainder of the card will remain the same including the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING co-feature, which will see two-division world champion Rances Barthelemy taking on Kiryl Relikh in a rematch of their thrilling fight last May, this time for the vacant WBA 140-pound world title. The doubleheader of title bouts in the wide-open 140-pound division sets the stage for a potential unification match.

The 29-year-old Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs), emphatically returned to pound-for-pound lists in 2017 by scoring a highlight reel knockout of Dejan Zlaticanin to win the WBC Lightweight World Championship in January and then dominating four-division champion Adrien Broner on his way to a unanimous decision in July. Garcia is a member of a renowned boxing family, and is noted for his sportsmanship and his commanding presence in the ring, honed by his brother and acclaimed trainer Robert Garcia.

Garcia, of Moreno Valley by way of Oxnard, Calif., returned to the ring after a two-and-half-year layoff in July 2016 without missing a beat by stopping former champion Elio Rojas. Garcia, who has held world titles at 126, 130 and 135 pounds, has stopped 19 of his last 22 opponents including Roman “Rocky” Martinez, Juan Manuel Lopez and Orlando Salido.

With a win, Garcia would become only the third fighter in modern history to become champion at 126, 130, 135 and 140-pounds, joining future Hall of Famers Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao*.

The unbeaten Lipinets (13-0, 10 KOs) captured a super lightweight world title in just his 13th pro fight by defeating Akihiro Kondo via a unanimous decision on November 4 on SHOWTIME. He is originally from Kazakhstan but moved to Russia when he was six years old. He currently lives in Beverly Hills, California, Lipinets and is trained by Buddy McGirt.

The 28-year-old moved up the 140-pound rankings with victories over then unbeaten Haskell Rhodes, Levan Ghvamichava and Walter Castillo before knocking out Leonardo Zappavigna in a world title eliminator last December. Lipinets will look to stamp his place as an elite fighter when he takes on the accomplished and dangerous Garcia on March 10.

*Pacquiao won lineal championships at 126 and 140-pounds, although he did not win alphabet titles.

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Victor Ortiz vs. Devon Alexander & Caleb Plant vs. Rogelio Medina El Paso Media Workou

Feb 16, 2018
Victor Ortiz vs. Devon Alexander & Caleb Plant vs. Rogelio Medina
El Paso Media Workout Quotes & Photos
 
Ortiz vs. Alexander & Plant vs. Medina Featured in Premier Boxing Champions on FOX & FOX Deportes Action Saturday, February 17 Live from Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas

 Photos from Ruben Ramirez

EL PASO, TX. (February 14, 2018) – Former welterweight world champions Victor Ortiz and Devon Alexander showed off their skills at a media workout in El Paso Wednesday, as they prepare for their Saturday, February 17 showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on FOX & FOX Deportes action from Don Haskins Center on the UTEP campus in El Paso, Texas.
Also in attendance at Wednesday’s workout were undefeated contender Caleb “Sweethands” Plant and Rogelio “Porky” Medina, who battle in a super middleweight world title eliminator. Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and also features 2016 U.S. Olympian Karlos Balderas battling Jorge Rojas.
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are on sale now and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.
 
Here is what the fighters had to say Wednesday from the Wolves Den Boxing Gym:
VICTOR ORTIZ
“I had a great training camp. I just made sure to listen to my coach every day and grind every day with my team. You really have to grind when people say this is your ‘last chance,’ because I’m not ready for that.
“Every fight shows a lot. Every time I step into the ring it’s a new challenge. I haven’t had any shortcuts throughout my career. I’ve never treated a fight like an easy fight.
“Life tends to take you certain places and right now I’m where I’m supposed to be. I’m 31-years-old and I believe I’m going to be able to accomplish all my goals in this sport.
“Devon Alexander is a very fast boxer who was a champion for a reason. We’ve prepared for him in each and every way possible. We’ve worked hard to be in the best condition possible. I won’t step out of the ring without that victory.
“I’ve done what I have to do to prepare for Devon Alexander. I have speed and power and that’s a scary combination for any welterweight.
“I’m thankful for the support of El Paso and I’m proud to be fighting in the main event on Saturday. We’re here to perform for everybody and have a great time.”
DEVON ALEXANDER
“I feel great right now. It’s been a tremendous training camp and I’m ready to go. I’m happy to be in El Paso to do something I love to do. Boxing is what I was born to do and I’m just ready for Saturday.
“Victor Ortiz is a good fighter. We’ve known each other for a long time. We used to fight in a lot of the same amateur tournaments. We go back a long way but this is business. We’re not friends in the ring. We’re not playing games.
“This fight is very important to me. This can catapult me back to title contention. If this doesn’t go my way, it’s very bad for my career. If I pull out the win, it could lead to tremendous opportunities for me. This is a do-or-die fight.
“I’ve added more power in this camp. But we’ve pretty much kept it typical with that emphasis on really looking good on fight night. It’s just been an all-around good camp. Victor Ortiz can’t bring something that we haven’t seen before.”
CALEB PLANT
“I’m ready for this fight. A lot of boxers say they had their best camp heading into a big fight, but I truly have never had a camp this good. From sparring to conditioning, mentally and spiritually, I’m on point.
“Medina is a tough competitor. He puts it all on the line and he doesn’t quit. We’ve had problems in the past getting people to quit, but I feel we’ve figured out how to take me to that next level and get these guys out of there.
“This is a great USA vs. Mexico showdown. I’m coming to put on a show for all the fans here and watching on television.
“Everyone has a plan until they miss their first 40 punches. We both have plans, but all that matters is if you can translate that into the ring. Stylistically, I don’t think he’s fought anyone like me. It’s exciting because everyone knows what both of us are coming to do. It’s the bull versus the matador.”
ROGELIO MEDINA
“The fact that I’ve been sparring with David Benavidez in camp and have Alex Ariza around has me feeling very confident. I’m in great shape and will be ready for a great performance on fight night.
“I know that Plant likes to run and stay on the outside. Once he feels my power, I know he’s going to run even more. I’ve been making sure I’m in proper condition to chase him, cut the ring off and apply pressure.
“Everyone knows I like to fight coming forward. I’m fully confident in my abilities to get this win and earn another shot at the world title.”
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Ray Beltran: “Esta Es La Pelea Más Importante De Mi Carrera”

Feb 16, 2018

Ray Beltran: “Esta Es La Pelea Más Importante De Mi Carrera”

El contendiente mexicano intentará lograr dos de sus más grandes sueños
ESTE VIERNES, 16 de febrero, en el 
Grand Sierra Resort deReno, Nevada

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• BELTRAN ENTRENA EN RENO

RENO, NV (14 de febrero del 2018) — Habrá mucho en juego este viernes, 16 de febrero, cuando el contendiente mexicano Ray Beltrán se enfrente al ex campeón mundial Paulus Moses en el Grand Sierra Resort en Reno, Nevada. Beltrán y Moisés batallarán por el vacante título peso ligero de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), pero para Beltrán, esta pelea significa mucho más que eso. Él también peleará por su sueño de convertirse en residente permanente de los Estados Unidos.

Beltrán (34-7-1, 21 KOs), natural de Los Mochis, Sinaloa, México, que ahora reside en Phoenix, Arizona, luchará por obtener su ‘green card’ y así poder permanecer en los Estados Unidos junto a su familia bajo la categoría de Habilidad Extraordinaria como Boxeador Profesional (EB-1) Categoría de Primera Preferencia basada en el Empleo. Una victoria por el título mundial le asegurará su estado permanente.

“Esta es la pelea más importante de mi carrera, donde finalmente tengo la oportunidad de hacer realidad dos de mis sueños en una noche. El primero es ser campeón mundial y el segundo en convertirme en residente permanente de los Estados Unidos,” dijo Beltrán, quien entra a esta pelea habiendo ganado cuatro de sus últimas cinco peleas por nocaut. “Prometo dar un gran espectáculo para todos los fanáticos y mostrarle al mundo por qué soy el peso ligero más peligroso del mundo. Traigo conmigo 18 años de experiencia en el ring, mi sangre y sudor de 42 peleas que he batallado para llegar a este punto. Ningún hombre me negará mis sueños. Este viernes, el mismo Moses no podrá salvar a Moses,” agregó el ex compañero de guanteo del campeón mundial de ocho divisiones Manny” Pacman “Pacquiao.

Moses (40-3, 25 KOs), de Windhoek, Namibia, capturó el título mundial ligero de la AMB en 2009 cuando viajó a Yokohama, Japón, para derrotar al campeón defensor y favorito local, Yusuke Kobori, por decisión unánime. Después de una exitosa defensa del título, una victoria por decisión unánime sobre Takehiro Shimada, el reinado de 16 meses de Moses como campeón mundial terminó en 2010 a manos de Miguel Acosta. Desde que perdió una decisión unánime ante Ricky Burns en su pelea por el campeonato mundial de peso ligero OMB 2012, Moses ha logrado un impresionante récord de 11-1, 1 NC.

“Soy jefe de policía en mi país, y trato con tipos rudos todo el tiempo. Beltrán no será diferente”, dijo Moses, un veterano que ha peleado profesionalmente en Asia, Europa y África, y que ahora estará haciendo su debut en los Estados Unidos contra Beltrán. “Él es un peleador experimentado que se ha enfrentado a muchos buenos oponentes, pero yo estoy aquí para ganar y llevarme el título a casa conmigo.”

El evento co-estelar contará con el invicto campeón de peso welter NABF Egidijus “The Mean Machine” Kavaliuskas (18-0, 15 KOs), de Oxnard, California, a través de Kaunas, Lituania, defendiendo su título contra el ex campeón mundial David “Ava “Avanesyan (23-2-1, 11 KOs), de Pyatigorsk, Rusia, en una batalla de 10 asaltos entre dos de los mejores contendientes del peso welter.

El evento del campeonato mundial Beltrán vs. Moses / Kavaliuskas vs. Avanesyan será televisado en vivo y exclusivamente este viernes a las 9 p.m. EST en ESPN y ESPN Deportes, y a través de la app móvil de ESPN desde a las 7 p.m. EST.

El evento de campeonato también contará con el regreso del medallista de plata, el olímpico estadounidense Shakur Stevenson (4-0, 2 KOs), de Newark, NJ. Stevenson tiene una relación única con Reno, donde comenzó cada año desde 2013 hasta 2015 ganando un título nacional como aficionado. Además, ganó la medalla de oro y el premio al mejor boxeador en el Pre-Olímpico del 2016. Stevenson nunca ha perdido en Reno.

El dos-veces retador del campeonato mundial de peso pesado y clasificado mundial Bryant Jennings (21-2, 12 KOs), de Filadelfia, también se presentará en las peleas de respaldo, en una pelea a ocho asaltos.

En una promoción de Top Rank®, en asociación con Let’s Get It On Promotions, las entradas restantes para el evento del campeonato mundial de Beltrán-Moses a un precio de $79, $54 y $29, incluyendo los cargos por servicio, se pueden comprar en línea en www.grandsierra.com, en la boletería del Gran Teatro, de 9 a.m. a 9 p.m. PT, todos los días o llamdo por teléfono al 1-775-789-1115.

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