Sep 18, 2017 0






Las Vegas – The historic Madison Square Garden will once again play host to a mammoth event when the Octagon® touches down in New York City on Saturday, Nov. 4 for UFC® 217: BISPING vs ST-PIERRE. The main event features middleweight champion Michael Bisping defending his world title against future Hall of Famer Georges St-Pierre, and in the co-main event, the bad blood will finally come to a halt when bantamweight kingpin Cody Garbrandt puts his title on the line against rival TJ Dillashaw. Plus, Joanna Jedrzejczyk hopes to make history when she looks to defend her strawweight title for the sixth time against Rose Namajunas. The event airs live on Pay-Per-View.


Bisping (31-7, fighting out of Manchester, England) is one of the most polarizing figures in UFC® history. His 20 Octagon wins are the most in UFC history, and coupled with his brash, in your face trash talk and his ability to back it up, the 185-pound champion has become a must-see every time he competes. In what could be his most intriguing matchup to date, he’ll welcome one of the most celebrated mixed martial artists of all-time back to competition when he meets St-Pierre (25-2, fighting out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada). One of the most dominant champions ever, St-Pierre will move up from 170 pounds to challenge for the middleweight title, hoping to become only the fourth fighter to win UFC titles in two divisions (Conor McGregor, Randy Couture, BJ Penn). With wins over Johny Hendricks, Nick Diaz, BJ Penn and Matt Hughes, GSP has beaten a who’s who of MMA in the last decade.


In the co-main event, newly minted 135-pound champion Garbrandt (11-0, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) will put his undefeated record and world title on the line against former teammate and current nemesis Dillashaw (14-3, fighting out of Denver, Colo.). Garbrandt packs one of the most powerful punches in the division and has nine wins by knockout – seven in the first round. Coming off a dominant victory over Dominick Cruz to win the belt, the 26-year-old has his sights set on another former champion in Dillashaw. Looking to regain the title he feels is rightfully his, Dillashaw is one of the most athletic and dynamic athletes in the sport. He has six knockouts and three submissions and wins over the likes of John Lineker, Raphael Assuncao and Renan Barao on his resume. When these two finally clash, there will be more than a world title on the line, as bragging rights will go to the victor at the end of arguably the most publicized feud in UFC history.


Plus, Jedrzejczyk (14-0, fighting out of Olsztyn, Poland) has the chance to tie Ronda Rousey’s record of six consecutive successful title defenses in the women’s divisions of the UFC with a win over Namajunas (7-3, fighting out of Denver, Colo.). A multiple-time world Muay Thai champion, Jedrzejczyk is considered to have one of the best striking attacks in MMA, regardless of gender. She has become one of the most dominant champions to grace the Octagon and hopes to keep her perfect record intact in New York City. In order for Namajunas to leave the Big Apple as just the third champion in the division’s history, she’ll look to close the distance and take the fight the ground where she excels at jiu-jitsu, as six of her seven wins as a pro have come via submission. At just 25 years old, Namajunas has a shot at history of her own, because a win over Jedrzejczyk will make her the youngest female champion in UFC history.



Additional Bouts:

  • Top-ranked welterweight Stephen Thompson (13-2-1, fighting out of Simpsonville, S.C.) collides with No. 4 Jorge Masvidal (32-12, fighting out of Miami, Fla.) in an early Fight of the Night contender
  • No. 8 Corey Anderson (10-3, fighting out of Robbinsville, N.J.) looks to continue his ascent up the light heavyweight division rankings when he meets No. 12 Patrick Cummins (10-4, fighting out of Dana Point, Calif.)
  • Former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks (18-7, fighting out of Fort Worth, Texas) clashes with highly touted undefeated prospect Paulo Borrachinha (10-0, fighting out of Belo Horizonte, Brazil) in a middleweight showdown
  • In a battle of fast rising heavyweights, No. 9 Aleksei Oleinik (52-10-1, fighting out of Moscow) meets No. 13 Curtis Blaydes (7-1, fighting out of Denver, Colo.)
  • Submission ace, No. 15 Gadzhimurad Antigulov (20-4, fighting out of Makhachkala, Russia) meets heavy-handed Ion Cutelaba (13-3, fighting out of Chisinau, Moldova) at 205-pounds
  • Undefeated bantamweight prospect Aiemann Zahabi (7-0 fighting out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada) and Brazilian jiu-jitsu star Ricardo Ramos (10-1, fighting out of Campinas, Brazil) meet in a 135-pound duel


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Sep 14, 2017 0



L-R, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin pose during grand arrivals on Sept. 12 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Resort and Casino) 
Photo Credit: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions 
LAS VEGAS (Sept. 12, 2017) – Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) made their grand arrivals today at the MGM Grand Resort and Casino in Las Vegas ahead of their highly anticipated clash on Sept. 16 at T-Mobile Arena,  produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at the special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
They were joined by Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. (24-0, 13 KOs) and Jorge “Pilon” Lara (29-0-2, 21 KOs) who will face off in the co-main event in a 12-round WBC Featherweight title eliminator; and by HBO Pay-Per-View®  undercard fighters Randy “El Matador” Caballero (24-0, 14 KOs) and Diego De La Hoya (19-0, 9 KOs) who will face off in a 10-round super bantamweight battle for the Caballero’s NABF Super Bantamweight title and the vacant NABO Super Bantamweight title; and by Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin (19-0, 11 KOs) and Francisco Rojo (20-2, 13 KOs), who will battle it out for Ryan’s WBC Continental Americas and the vacant WBA Intercontinental lightweight titles in the opening bout of the HBO Pay-Per-View®telecast.
Below is what the fighters had to say at today’s grand arrivals:
CANELO ALVAREZ, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion:
“I’m very happy. I’m very excited to be here and to be back with my people, and this is another fight. This is another fight that will go down in history. And I’m very happy to be joined here by all my people. With the promotions and all the back and forth, it’s become personal. It’s a fight that all the fans and all the media have been waiting for for years.”
“I can assure you that I will do my part and I will do my best to give you all a beautiful fight. The most important thing for me is victory. I always prepare myself to give the best. I want this for my people, my team, for my country. And that’s what I’m going to do this Saturday. I’m going to go in there and win the fight. I prepared myself for the knockout. Look, anything can happen in this fight. But that’s what I’ve prepared for–to knock him out.”
“It’s amazing to be in Las Vegas. But the bigger thing is the fight is finally here. I am Gennady Golovkin until I walk into the ring. And that’s when I turn into Triple G. It’s not that I’m mean, or angry. I’m just more focused. This is the perfect fight for fans. And the perfect fight for me. I will enjoy it.”

“I’ve wanted him [Alvarez] because of the Cotto fight when he became the mandatory challenger. I’m old school. I think there should just be one champion. All my career I’ve been denied the fights I’ve wanted [Felix Sturm, Sergio Martinez, Miguel Cotto]. That ends Saturday night.”

JOSEPH “JOJO” DIAZ, JR., Featherweight Contender:
“It’s amazing. It’s motivation for me. I trained very hard to give all the fight fans a great fight in this exciting co-main event. I know that everyone is expecting the main event to be fireworks. And it is going to be fireworks. The co-main event is going to be fireworks. We’ve got two undefeated fighters fighting in a WBC Featherweight Title Eliminator, so there’s a lot at stake.”
“When I first got the call. my manager called me and told me that I would be fighting in the co-main event on the Canelo-Golovkin card. I just looked up to God and praised him. And I thought ‘This is my time. This is my coming out party. This is my time to showcase.'”
JORGE “PILON” LARA, Featherweight Contender:
“I’m excited to be here and excited to be on such a big card. I’m also excited to be fighting against such a great rival like Joseph Diaz Jr.,  and on Saturday I expect to end with my hand up in the air. I don’t know much about him [Diaz]. I know that he is undefeated, so he’s got to be a pretty hard opponent. I did prepare myself well for this. You can see that I’m going to steal the show because everyone knows that when I come to fight, I come to fight.”
RANDY “EL MATADOR” CABALLERO, NABF Super Bantamweight Champion:
“Of course it’s intense. That’s the whole part of this sport. You get these fans. Look at all of the fans who are out here. We get them excited for these fights. You have two undefeated fighters who will give it their all inside of the ring. We’re going to perform at our best. We’re both ready to put on a great show, to be on this great card, and to perform in front of all these great fans. It’s an amazing opportunity to give it our all.”
“Training camp was amazing. I feel good. I feel ready. I’m motivated by the fans and the support that I get from my team. They get me ready for this. This is a great opportunity Golden Boy gave me, to be live on pay-per-view. I’m just going to take full advantage of it.”
DIEGO DE LA HOYA, WBC Youth World Super Bantamweight Champion:
“It’s nothing personal. Look, in the ring, we’re enemies. Outside of the ring we can be friends. I just want to give the fans a great fight. Because we’re all going to win this Saturday. The Mexican fans will win.”
“It’s a card that everybody wishes they were on. It’s a very big event, and I’m just very happy and very fortunate, and I’m going to show the world because there’s going to be millions watching who Diego De La Hoya is. I’m going to give my soul because I’m coming to win.”
RYAN “BLUE CHIP” MARTIN, WBC Continental Americas Champion:
“It’s my first fight in Las Vegas. This is a tremendous turnout. I’m super excited to be here. Great fans. Great atmosphere. I’m ready to put on a show Saturday night, a boxing clinic. And I hope you guys will be there to see it.”
“[Rojo] is a tough fighter. He’s a top fighter in the WBC. But’s all about me. I’m going to put on a great show Saturday night–a straight boxing clinic. So it’s just fun for me Saturday night. I’m just going to go in there and do my thing. All of the hard work has been done between me and my team, and Saturday night is just going to be a showcase.”
Canelo vs. Golovkin is a 12-round fight for the middleweight championship of the world presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions and sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD; Hennessy, Never Stop, Never Settle; O’Reilly Auto Parts. Better Parts, Better Prices…everyday!; Fred Loya Insurance; Interjet; Thor: Ragnarok; Fathom Events; Tsesnabank; and Capital Holdings. Diaz, Jr. vs. Lara is 12-round WBC Featherweight Title Eliminator bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Caballero vs. De La Hoya is a 10-round fight for the NABF and vacant NABO Super Bantamweight Championship presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Martin vs. Rojo is a 10-round lightweight fight for the WBC Continental Americas and vacant WBA Intercontinental Championships presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with Cancun Boxing. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 16 at T-Mobile Arena and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets for the closed circuit telecast of Canelo vs. Golovkin at Bellagio Resort & Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Luxor Hotel and Casino and Circus Circus Las Vegas are priced at $75, not including applicable fees. All seats are general admission and are currently on sale. Tickets may be purchased at any MGM Resorts International Box Office, by phone with a major credit card at 1-800-745-3000 or online at
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            BOSTON, Massachusetts 8 de septiembre de 2017.Gary “Spike O’Sullivan (25-2, 17 nocáuts) el experimentado contendiente peso mediano de Cork, Irlanda, encabezará la edición del 30 de septiembre de Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN ante el aguerrido Nick Quigley (15-2, 3 nocáuts) en un combate a 10 giros en peso mediano en el legendario House of Blues de Boston, Massachusetts. La transmisión por ESPN 3 de Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN iniciará a las 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. La transmisión de ESPN Deportes comenzará a la medianoche ET/ 9 p.m. PT.
            O‘Sullivan, el ex monarca mediano Internacional de la OMB, regresará después de tres victorias en fila, dos de ellas por nocaut técnico. O’Sullivan solamente tiene dos derrotas, que fueron ante el actual campeón mundial mediano de la OMB, Billie Joe Saunders, y el actual monarca mundial supermediano de la IBO, Chris Eubank Jr. O’Sullivan, de 33 años de edad, peleará por otra oportunidad de combatir ante la élite de la división 160 libras, pero solamente si sale con la mano en alto ante Quigley, el nativo de Liverpool, Inglaterra de 28 años de edad.
En el duelo co estelar a diez asaltos, Reckay “The Terror” Dulay (10-2, 7 nocáuts) de Samar, Filipinas chocará contra Dardan Zenunaj (13-3, 10 nocáuts) de Oxnard, California en peso superpluma. Dulay regresará después de obtener una sorpresiva victoria por nocaut en el tercer asalto sobre el prospecto panameño Jaime Arboleda en julio de 2017.
            Abriendo la transmisión de ESPN Deportes, Éverton Lopes (5-0, 2 nocáuts) en un combate a seis giros en peso ligero ante un oponente que se definirá en breve. Lopes, el dos veces miembro del equipo olímpico brasileño cuya victoria más reciente fue por nocaut técnico en el segundo asalto sobre Daniel Bastien en la edición del 1 de septiembre de LA FIGHT CLUB, peleará por segunda vez este mes después de un descanso obligado de dos años.
          Greg “The Villian” Vendetti (15-2-1, 10 nocáuts) de Stoneham, Massachusetts regresará tras obtener 11 ganadas en fila en un choque a 10 asaltos en peso superwelter contra Casey Kramlich (8-0-1, 4 nocáuts) de Portland, Maine. Carlos Góngora, (9-0, 8 nocáuts) de Esmeraldas, Ecuador combatirá contra Henry Beckford, (6-6, 1 nocáuts) de Nueva York en un pleito a ocho episodios en peso supermediano.
           Shayna Foppiano también estará en el respaldo del 30 de septiembre cuando realice su debut profesional en una batalla a cuatro giros en peso superwelter ante Lamarya Geary (0-1) de Filadelfia, Pensilvania. Travis Gambardella (4-0, 3 nocáuts) peleará en una batalla a seis giros contra Anthony Everett (1-5) en peso superwelter.
          Raymond Moylette (5-0, 2 nocáuts), el prospecto ligero de Irlanda participará en su primer duelo a seis episodios ante Héctor Rivera (3-2, 2 nocáuts) de San Juan, Puerto Rico. Mike Ohan Jr. (2-0) combatirá en un pleito a cuatro giros en peso welter contra Patrick Leal (0-3) de Framingham, Massachusetts.
           O’Sullivan vs. Quigley es un combate a 10 asaltos en peso mediano presentado por Golden Boy Promotions y Murphy’s Boxing, patrocinado por Tecate, BORN BOLD; Hennessy, Never Stop, Never Settle; y Interjet. El evento se llevará a cabo el 30 de septiembre en el House of Blues de Boston, Massachusetts.  Las puertas se abren a las 6:00 p.m. ET, y el primer combate iniciará a las 7:00 p.m. ET.  La transmisión por ESPN 3 de Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN iniciará a las 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. La transmisión de ESPN Deportes comenzará a la medianoche ET/ 9 p.m. PT.
          Los boletos para O’Sullivan vs. Quigley tienen un precio de $45, $100 y $150 dólares, ya están a la venta. Para pagar por teléfono con una tarjeta de crédito, llame al TicketMaster Contact Center al (800) 745-3000. Los boletos también estarán disponibles para la compra en línea en o visitando una taquilla de House of Blues Boston. *Todos los precios de los boletos no incluyen tarifas o cargos de servicio. 
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Entrenamiento de prensa de Superfly hoy en Los Angeles

Sep 8, 2017 0



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LOS ANGELES, California (6 de septiembre) Seis de los mejores boxeadores en la categoría supermosca estarán en acción este sábado 9 de septiembre en el legendario StubHub Center de Carson, California en una función denominada “Superfly” y que sera televisada por HBO en su programa Boxing After Dark comenzando a las 10:15 de la noche (Este/Pacifico).


En el duelo estelar de “SUPERFLY”, el campeón mundial supermosca del CMB SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI (42-4-1, 38 KO’s) de Tailandia expondra su corona ante el ex campeon supernosca del CMB ROMAN “CHOCOLATITO” GONZALEZ, (46-1-0, 38 KO’s) de Managua, Nicaragua.


El duelo entre Rungvisai y Gonzalez es una revancha del epico duelo que estos guerreros escenificaron en el Madison Square Garden de Nueva York el pasado 18 de marzo y que resultado en uan triunfo para el tailandes por decision que es consderada como una delas mejores del 2017.


El duelo co-estelar de la función marcara el esperado debut en los Estados Unidos del campeón supermosca de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) NAOYA “THE MONSTER” INOUE, (13-0-0, 11 KO’s) de Yokohama, Japon quien expondrá su corona ante ANTONIO “CARITA” NIEVES, (17-1-2, 9 KO’s) oriundo de Puerto Rico y residente de Cleveland, Ohio.


En el combate que abrirá la transmisión de televisión CARLOS “PRINCIPE” CUADRAS, (36-1-1, 27 KO’s)) de Guamuchil, Sinaloa se enfrentara al ex campeon mundial JUAN FRANCISCO “EL GALLO” ESTRADA, (35-2-0, 25 KO’s) de Puerto Penasco Sonora en duelo eliminatrio de peso mosca del CMB pactado a 12 giros.


Estos fue lo que dijeron los protagonistas hoy durante un eentrenamiento para la prensa en el gimnasio Leyendz de Norwalk, California.



“Estoy muy emocionado de volve enfrentarme a Roman. Mucha gente no me vio ganar la primera pelea, pero yo sali con la victoria y lo voy a volver hacer este sabado. Los cabezazos fueron accidentales y sucedieron porque yo soy zurdo y el es derecho y eso sucede cuando hacemos los movimientos naturales de boxeo, pero estoy listo y voy as demostrar que soy el mejor boxeador de los dos y no soy un peleador sucio”


“Estoy también muy emocionado de pelear en Los Angeles donde hay una comunidad de Tailandia muy grande y que vendrá apoyarme este sábado”


“Se que el StubHub Center es una gran escenario boxisitico y que muchas peleas muy emocionantes de han dado en ese cuadrilatero y quiero bridar una gran pelea este sabado atodos los aficionados que estaran ahí”




“Estoy muy contentos de haber recibido la revancha, pues a desde el termino de la pelea en marzo en todo lo que pienso es en recuperar mi campeonato mundial.”


“Hicimos una gran preparacion en Jaoón donde trabajamos con tranquiliidad y donde desarrollamos una gran etretegia para ganar este sabado”


“Despues de heberlo enfrentado tengo una mejor idea de como pelea y como le puedo ganar”


“Es un gran honor para mi ser parte de una cartelara como esta en donde hay muy buenos comabtes y grandes boxeadores. Los aficionados van a ser los ganadores este sabado”




“Es un honor para mi estar peleaando en Estadoss Unidos y HBO. Tengo mas de dos años esperando esta oportuniodad y quiero dejar una grata impresiona ante los aficiioandos del boxeo este sabado”


“Nieves es un duro rival que tiene todo que ganar y nada que perder lo que los convierte una un retador de mucho peligro”


“En estos momentos solo pienso en Nieves, pero estoy muy interesando en enfrentar a cualquier de los otros ganadores del sabado”.




“No me interesan los momios, Ni lo que digan los expertod de mis psoiblidadeses de triunfar. Si no pensara que pueda ganar este pelea, no estgaria aquí.


“Vamos a ver si deberás es tan bueno como dicen. Vengo a demostrar mi talento y ja salir con el victoria este sábado y dar la sorpresa de la noche. Mi sueño de ser campeón mundial se va a realizar este sábado”




quiero recuperar mi cinturon. Yo le gane a Chocolatito en Los Angeles, pero no mo edieron la victoria y tampoco la revancha. Gonzalez perdió el titulo en Marzo, pero al si le dieron la revancha y ahora tengo que ganarle al Gallo Estrada para teer la oportunidad que mereciaca desde el año pasado. Primero la voy a ganar a Estrada y luego por mi campeonato”


“Hice una gran preparación para solo ganale al Gallo, sino para noquearlo. Vengo como navaja y voy a ganar la pelea este sabado la cual espero sera una gran guerra para la gente. Yo vengo en grandes condiciones y espero que Estrada venga aigual”


“Estrada es un gran peleador, pero no tiene para ganarme a mi. Estioy muy enfocado en esta pelea y lo verán este sabado”


Juan Franscisco Estrada no se presento al los entrenamientos por questar en los exámenes medidos requeridos para la pelea, pues llego por la noche del martes a Los Angeles.


Los boletos para la función denominada “SUPERFLY” tiene un precio de $250 y $150, pero solo quedan pocos disponibles mientras que los boletos de $100 and $60 estan agotandoce rápidamente y los de $30 han sido vendidos en su totalidad. Todo los boletos tiene un costo de servicio más e impuestos y pueden ser adquiridos en, por teléfono llamando al 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849), y en las taquillas del StubHub Center (de Lunes a viernes de 10 a.m. a 6 p.m. hora del pacifico). Palcos VIP pueden ser adquiridos llamando al 877-604-8777. Para más informacion sobre paquetes de descuento llame al 877-234-8425. Las Puertas se abrirán a las 2:30 de la tarde y el primer campanazo será a las 4 de la tarde el día de la función,



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Edmonton, Canada – On Saturday, September 9, UFC® flyweight world champion and pound-for-pound great Demetrious Johnson will look to keep his belt a record 11th time and pass legend Anderson Silva in the record books for most successful title defenses.  Johnson, the only champion the division has ever known, squares off against surging prospect Ray Borg who is relishing the opportunity to play spoiler on this historical evening.  Adding to the excitement is a co-main matchup, which pits champion Amanda Nunes versus Valentina Shevchenko for supremacy in the women’s bantamweight class.  Originally scheduled to clash in July, anticipation has built to crescendo as fans finally get to see two of the most fearsome strikers go head to head.  Ahead of the highly anticipated UFC® 215: JOHNSON vs. BORG, these four fighters set to feature in the headlining bouts share their thoughts and predictions:



Demetrious Johnson:

I expect a war. Ray Borg is tough, he’s young and you always expect a war. I’ve always expected wars in any of my fights.”

On breaking the record…

“I don’t think about it a lot and I don’t let it weigh on me. As an athlete, you have to stay focused and you have to go out there and execute what you’ve been doing in the gym for eight or 10 weeks. Once I solidify that and attain it, ask me at the press conference.

It doesn’t make more nerves.  I’ve wrestled in front of people like that. I’ve also fought in front of sold out crowds before. But I’m absolutely grateful that the people in Canada have come out and shown their support and sold the place out.

I got my ESPY. It came that Wednesday when I got back home. I put Dave Lockett in charge and Dave got it for me. I’m happy about it. It showed up in a box, in the mail. It’s right next to my Black Panther mask.”

On Borg saying he wants to win more…

“I think the last 10 men have had the same mindset. See how far that got them?”

On Borg saying he’ll grant DJ a rematch if he wins…

“That’s very generous. Wilson Reis said the same thing.”

On what fans can expect watching him fight…

“Probably one of the greatest mixed martial artists to ever do it. I’m very fluid in my transitions, I can fight anywhere and I’ve beat the best.”

On saying DJ’s run isn’t as impressive as Anderson’s…

“How can you say Joseph Benavidez is not better than Nate Marquardt? Kyoji Horiguchi is over there kicking ass in Japan. I think Kyoji Horiguchi has a better skill set than Dan Henderson. Dan Henderson only has a right hand bomb and wrestling. Let’s go down the line. How can you say John Dodson doesn’t have a better skill set than Chael Sonnen? Really? Let’s not f**king kid ourselves guys. John Dodson is an amazing athlete. I could just go down the list. Like I said, that’s just the public perceiving certain things.”


Amanda Nunes

“I don’t know why people put MMA on another level or a different category. If a soccer player feel like his calf muscles (are hurt), he sits and waits until he’s 100 percent. Nobody talks shit about him because they know what he’s feeling. Why can’t MMA be like that? This is a sport as well. We have to use our whole body. We’re not only running or using just our hands or legs. I made the right decision. I’m the best on the planet right now and I’m a target for a lot of people. I’m ready to go through everything because I’m the champion.

I’m focused, I love training and I love stepping into the Octagon and doing my best. I think every time I step in there, eventually people are going to remember everything that I did. This is normal. It is what it is and you have to move forward. I always move forward, whatever happens in my career.

This fight is awesome.  I think the other opponents fall into Valentina’s game plan. This makes it difficult to for the other girls to beat Valentina. You have to make Valentina fight your game plan. You have to be smarter than her.  I am and she knows that I am. That’s why she says all those weird things. She knows I will beat her. I’m better than her everywhere and I will prove that Saturday.”

On struggling later in fights…

“People who have been watching me they think this is my weakness. I fought Valentina and I beat her before. Ronda (Rousey) was the same thing and people were wrong. I can’t say anything I have to show it.”


Ray Borg

“I think he knows it’s not going to be an easy fight for him. I’m going to be in his face for 25 minutes, if it goes that long. I’m not going to stop and I’m not going to give up. It’s going to be a night of hell. I think he knows I possess different strengths than a lot of his former opponents. I think he knows he’s in for a rough night.”

On Demetrious…

“I think what makes DJ unique as a fighter, people are going to say his cardio – which it is – but I think what people don’t give him credit for, something that’s hard to do in a fight, is his I.Q. He has the ability, in the middle of a fight, to change things to not lose. If he’s getting taken down with single legs he has the I.Q. to fix it on the spot. It’s something we’ve prepared for going into this fight.

I think I’m prepared for everything he brings to the table. He really isn’t going to show me anything or do anything to me that I haven’t seen before; that I haven’t prepared for or seen in sparring or in a fight. No matter what he changes in his outlook on the fight or no matter what he does in the fight, I feel like I’ll be prepared in those positions.”


Valentina Shevchenko

“Now she can find any excuse in the world.  Why was she feeling so bad? She cut too much weight in 24 hours. I don’t believe in this reason of sinuses or anything else. It’s very unbelievable.

I have my point of view and I have my opinion. I will not change my mind because she has demonstrated a few times how easy she changes her mind. She’s acting like she’s dependent on the fans and what they want to hear.

Her cardio doesn’t matter because I’m not thinking about this fight in that context.  No, I will win this fight because of everything. I was preparing for this fight very hard. I had very great training in my preparation for this fight. I will do all my best to fight with all my heart and think about nothing more. She can be confident for now, but once the door closes in the Octagon it will be totally different.

Just one prediction: I will do everything to win this fight.”

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Erislandy Lara vs. Terrell Gausha; Jermell Charlo vs. Erickson Lubin; Jarrett Hurd vs. Austin Trout

Sep 8, 2017 0
Erislandy Lara vs. Terrell Gausha; Jermell Charlo vs. Erickson Lubin;
Tripleheader Press Conference Quotes & Photos
Presented by Premier Boxing Champions Saturday, October 14 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn

Photos from Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIMEâ

 Photos from Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment
BROOKLYN (September 6, 2017) – Six of the top 154-pound fighters in the world spoke to media in Brooklyn Wednesday ahead of their respective Saturday, October 14 showdowns featured in a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®.
The Premier Boxing Champions event is headlined by Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara defending against undefeated Terrell Gausha plus hard-hitting unbeaten champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo taking on top contender Erickson “Hammer” Lubin and “Swift” Jarrett Hurd making his first title defense against tough former world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout.
Tickets to the event are on sale now and start at $50 (not including applicable fees). Tickets can be purchased at, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays CenterGroup discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.
Here is what the press conference participants had to say Wednesday:
“I like to do my talking in the ring. On October 14 that’s exactly what I’m going to do. It’s an honor to be headlining on SHOWTIME and we’re looking forward to a great fight.
“I’m excited to be part of this huge card. This is a great event. These are the best guys in the division. It’s a pleasure to be the main event and I look forward to putting on a show.
“Gausha is a good fighter. He’s an Olympian and a guy who wants to win and become world champion. I know what that feels likes, but I also know what it takes. We’ll see how it plays out on October 14.
“I’m excited for this fight. I’ve beat champions, former champions and now I’ll add an Olympian. After I take care of business I look forward to unifying the division.
“My prayers and my thoughts are with everyone down in Houston. I have family and friends who were affected. It’s a sad situation, but Houston has to be strong. That’s why I’m going to have “Houston Strong” on my trunks because we all need to stick together and unite. That’s the way we’ll make it through.”
“I was extremely excited to get the call for this fight. I’ve been working for this my whole career and it’s a great opportunity. Lara is considered to be the best in the division and I want to fight the best. Now is my time.
“I’ll have to make adjustments in there. Obviously with Lara you have to cut the ring off. We have a game plan that I’m going to go in there and execute on October 14.
“I’m fighting a tough competitor. He’s crafty. We all know he has skills. But I’ve prepared for this and I’m going to do what I have to do. I like to do my talking in the ring and I’ll leave it all on the line on fight night.
“I’m a more mature fighter now. I’m a true professional. I’ve been through some things in my career that have helped me leading up to this fight. I’m well-seasoned and ready for the test.
“I’m training with my coach Manny Robles in Norwalk, California and it’s been going really well. We’re adding a few things for this fight but mostly just putting in the same hard work that we always do.
“I’m blessed to be in this position. I feel like all my hard work is paying off now that I’m on a big card like this. I worked hard and I deserve this chance.”
“I’m honored to be in Brooklyn. This is another exciting fight card like the last card I was on here. I did what I had to do in April. I let the opponent run his mouth and then I took care of him. I’m going to let that happen again.
“I have to take advantage of this opportunity. I know that I have a lot of advantages but I just need to go seize the moment. He’s a tough, strong fighter who’s going to be ready to take my title.
“It’s interesting to see a guy as young as he is come for a world title. I’ve been here a long time in the pro game. It’s a big stage for both of us. I’ve fought a lot of tough guys up to this point. This is what I’ve been preparing for.
“I want to fight Jarrett Hurd after this. I’d also like to get an opportunity to unify against Miguel Cotto. I want to show the old guard that the Charlo twins are as good as anyone.
“I got my hands full with Ericskon Lubin and I know he comes to fight. He’s a dog, but I’m an animal as well. I’m going to step up and do what I’ve done each time before.
“I’m doing this for Houston. Houston is going through a lot. My friends and family are all affected. It really doesn’t seem real to me. I’m ready to help however I can.”
“This is the fight I asked for. I said I wanted to go the WBC route and when it was officially announced I was really excited. I’ve been training for this since my last fight. I’m even more motivated now to go get the belt.
“I’ve been sparring with bigger guys. Guys who throw one-two combos like Jermell. I’m getting prepared mentally and physically for this fight.
“Jermell has some power. He moves pretty well, but I’ll be prepared for everything. Whether he pressures or boxes me I’ll be prepared.
“I laugh at people who say this is too soon for me. Mike Tyson was 19 when he dared to be great. This is the perfect time for me to show that I’m not a regular 21-year-old.
“This is a stacked card we have here and I’m ready to showcase my talent. I want to prove I’m the best in this division. I think we’re bringing back the era of all fighters going out there and giving it their all each time they step into the ring. I always steal the show and I’m planning to do that October 14.”
“It means everything to be defending my belt on a card like this. I fought here at Barclays Center on the Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter undercard so to be back here against a veteran in Austin Trout is great. I can’t wait to put on a show.
“We’re going to have two buses of fans coming up here. The ‘Swift’ fans will be in the house. It’s going to be a great atmosphere on fight night.
“In my last bout, Tony Harrison won some early rounds by boxing me, so we’ve known that my next opponent is going to try to outbox me. We expect him to move around and use the ring against me.
“This has been a long training camp. We’ve had this bout set for a long time. We’re more than prepared.
“We’ve been training to catch a ‘Trout.’ We’ll put the bait out there and let him come in. If he doesn’t take the bait, we’ll step right in the water and get him out of there.
“I’m going to keep the pressure on him. I’m planning on attacking the body and making sure I cut off the ring. He’s going to be on the move so I have to be prepared.
“My fans can expect a stoppage on October 14. He’s got three losses against great opponents but none have been able to stop him. I’m going to separate myself by being the first to do it.”
“This is going to put me back to where I belong. Right back on top. This is for my legacy so this is of the utmost importance.
“It’s an honor to be on a card like this. I’m blessed to be a part of this great lineup of fighters. This place is the new hotspot of boxing and I can’t wait to perform.
“Hurd is tall, he’s a big guy who I think is going to come forward. We’re preparing for the best possible Hurd that there could be.
“I’m ready to take my career to a whole new level. I’ve been in big fights, but none like this. There is so much riding on this fight. He wants to make a name for himself off of my name.
“He didn’t have to take this fight and I’m happy he did. But he messed up. I’m leaving the ring with his belt and his ‘0.’ I want to stake my claim as the best in the division.
“I’m coming home as a world champion. I’ll be a two-time world champion who’s going to unify this division. I’m going to have my hand raised at the end of the night.”
LOU DIBELLA, President of DiBella Entertainment
“This is going to be a sensational show. If you’re a boxing fan this is going to be an amazing show. It’s going to bring some clarity to the division with six talented guys matching off. It’s a boxing fan’s fight and it’s priced that way.
“What boxing needs is the best matchups. Boxing needs shows like this. These are the kind of shows that SHOWTIME has been showing for the last few years. There is no question that they’re the number one network in boxing.
“This card is about finding out who will be the last man standing in the 154-pound division. It starts on October 14 and it’ll all go down on SHOWTIME.”
STEPHEN ESPINOZA, Executive VP & General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports
“Last week we had the world’s attention for an unprecedented event in Mayweather vs. McGregor. What this sport needs to do to continue to expand is to follow that up with high quality boxing matchups. That’s why this card is so important. It was critical that we had a top to bottom high quality card to capture those people who started paying attention to boxing on Aug. 26.
“Over the last couple of years, SHOWTIME along with Barclays Center and DiBella Entertainment have brought fans the biggest and best fights in boxing. This might be the highest quality card from top to bottom since we started working with Barclays Center.
“This tripleheader will be the 18th, 19th and 20th world title fights this year on SHOWTIME. More than anyone else. More important and meaningful fights than anyone else. This is a talent-rich division we’ve been showcasing for years.
“I’ve never had any doubts about boxing’s future. Boxing is very healthy. All you have to do is look at these six fighters in their prime, taking on top competition. I know that this sport is in very good health.”
BRETT YORMARK, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment
“It has been an incredible year for BROOKLYN BOXING. Probably the best since we opened Barclays Center. On October, 28, we will celebrate our fifth anniversary. We’re very committed to boxing, not only showcasing the best and brightest talent, but to use it as a platform for those who aspire to get in this ring. We’re committed to their futures.
“There are a lot of championships on the line which should make it a great night. All of these fights promise to bring action to our great fans. We look forward to seeing everyone on the 14th.”
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Caleb Plant Wraps Up Final Days of Training Camp, Talks New Opponent

Sep 6, 2017 0

Caleb Plant Wraps Up Final Days of Training Camp, Talks New Opponent

Photo by Sean Michael Ham – Premier Boxing Champions
LAS VEGAS, NV (September 5, 2017) – Unbeaten middleweight contender, Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (15-0, 10 KOs) is just a few days away from making his SHOWTIME debut this Friday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Plant will face late opponent, Andrew Hernandez (19-6-1, 9 KOs) in a ten-round bout.  Tune in this Friday on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT).
With just a few days away from the fight, Plant gives is thoughts on facing Hernandez, training, and more, as he wraps up the final days of camp.
On his matchup with late opponent Andrew Hernandez…
“To be honest, it doesn’t matter who they put in front of me, I’ll fight anyone.  I was originally supposed to fight Alan Campa, but he pulled out, like most of my opponents.  Hernandez recently fought so I know he’s in good shape.  I’m happy that he stepped up, but I’m going to put tips on him.  There’s no two ways about it, I’m coming out on top.”
On his recent training camp…
“Training camp has been unbelievable.  It’s no doubt, one of my best training camps ever.  My weight is perfect and I couldn’t be happier with the way I’ve been looking in the gym.  My trainer Justin Gamber is doing a phenomenal job, as well as my dad Richie.  Larry Wade, my strength and conditioning coach, has got me in tip top shape.  We are going to dictate our game plan on Hernandez, and try to get him out of there before the final bell.  If it goes the distance, I’ll be ready.”
On making his Showtime debut…
“I’m very excited to be making my debut on Showtime.  This is the first of many as I believe I can become a household name on their network.  Showtime is looking for their next star and I believe it’s me.  I’m going to put on a spectacular performance.  Everyone watching can expect to see a very skilled and determined fighter when they see me fight this Friday night.”
On fighting in his new hometown of Las Vegas…
“This will be my third time fighting in Las Vegas, the mecca of boxing, and I want to stamp my legacy here.  Since moving here from Nashville about a year ago, I’ve been getting some great work with some top-level fighters.  Nashville will always be home, but Vegas is where I’m at right now.  I have a lot of new fans out here and I can’t wait to put on a great show for them.”
On what a victory will do for his career…
“A win this Friday will get me one step closer to a world title shot.  I’m currently ranked WBA #7 and #11 by the IBF.  I’m right there knocking on the door.  David Benavidez is fighting for the WBC title in the main event, and he’s definitely someone I want to fight.  J’Leon Love, who’s world ranked, is also on the card.  Both are on my radar. I’m want all the champions in my division.  I’m going to be a world champion when I get my opportunity.”
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Enhanced style and fit plus new athlete co-design process headlines new UFC Fight Night Collection


September 5, 2017: Canton, MA – Reebok and UFC® today introduced their new UFC Fight Night Collection, a holistic update to the official UFC athlete fight night apparel that brings a new aesthetic and style combined with an unprecedented standard of customization to the world-famous Octagon®. Drawing on feedback and inspiration from UFC athletes and the greater mixed martial arts community, this new collection features updated versions of the UFC Walkout Jersey, UFC Walkout Hoodie, UFC Octagon Shorts and UFC Walkout Hats.


Headlining the new UFC Fight Night Collection is the Legacy Series – a program that pairs UFC athletes who are either headlining a Pay-Per-View (PPV) event or competing in a championship bout with the Reebok design team to co-design a one-of-a-kind UFC Fight Night Walkout Jersey. This experience will provide each participating UFC athlete with a unique hands-on customization experience that will bring their personality to life while further connecting them with their individual fan base.


“With the new UFC Fight Night Collection, we wanted to give athletes product that meets the quality and performance demands that they depend on in the Octagon, but also offer them an opportunity to let their unique confidence and personalities shine through. Our design, product and research teams have spent countless hours talking to and working with the UFC athletes and MMA community to do just that.  We are thrilled to debut our latest iteration of the UFC athlete fight night apparel with the new UFC Fight Night Collection and are committed to constantly reimagining and evolving the Reebok Combat collection to adapt to athlete requirements and appeal to UFC fans,” said Corinna Werkle General Manager Training at Reebok.


“We’re excited to launch the new UFC Fight Night Collection and Legacy Series program leading up to UFC 215, which marks our first-ever event in Edmonton,” UFC Senior Vice President of Global Consumer Products Tracey Bleczinski said. “Both collections represent the continued evolution of our fight apparel product lines, offering more advanced performance gear, while providing fight fans a unique offering of jerseys that were designed by some of their favorite UFC athletes. The level of customization with the Legacy Series is unprecedented in the world of professional sports. This program is truly a game changer.”



While maintaining country color combinations across the UFC Walkout Hoodie, UFC Octagon Shorts and UFC Walkout Hats, the UFC Fight Night Collection Walkout Jersey has evolved to a more lifestyle-driven look and feel, developed from a relaxed performance cotton fabric that will improve overall comfort and fit.


“The new fit and material is something you notice as soon as you put this gear on. It still offers everything fighters need when it comes to performance, but there’s a new style and attitude to the collection that I’m especially excited about,” said UFC women’s strawweight and Reebok athlete, Paige VanZant.


See images of UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Moicic, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway, UFC women’s strawweight Paige VanZant, UFC women’s strawweight Rose Namajunas and other UFC athletes debut the new UFC Fight Night Collection here.



The Legacy Series marks the biggest update to the current UFC athlete apparel by allowing for any athlete competing in the main event of a UFC PPV event or competing in a championship bout to co-design and wear a UFC Walkout Jersey that is customized to their specifications.  Here, athletes will work directly with Reebok designers to collaborate on a design that is featured on the front of their UFC Fight Night Collection Legacy Series Walkout Jersey. The resulting products will be worn by the respective PPV headliners and title bout competitors, in conjunction with being available to fight fans for purchase for a limited time around each event.


The four athletes competing in the co-main and main events of UFC® 215: JOHNSON vs. BORG in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, are the first to join the design process for the Legacy Series, as UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will defend his title against Ray Borg while UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes will defend her title against top-ranked contender Valentina Shevchenko.


“It was a great experience to be one of the first UFC athletes to take advantage of the Legacy Series with Reebok, speaking directly with the designers at different points and collaborating on what I thought best represented me as a UFC athlete,” shared Demetrious Johnson. “This is a very special fight for me and this experience really elevated that.”


See images of the debut UFC Legacy Series for UFC 215 here.


Starting on September 5, the UFC Fight Night Collection is available to fans at and The first Legacy Series is available now on and, and will be available on a limited-edition basis ahead of each UFC card for the respective PPV main event and all title bout athletes.


For further information and assets please, visit the Reebok News Stream at



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Sep 4, 2017 0


RUNGVISAI 119LBS, ‘CHOCOLATITO’ 119.8LBS CUADRAS 119.9LBS, y ESTRADA, 121LBS cumplen con el pesaje del CMB para sus combates del próximo sábado 9 de septiembre.    


Boletos se estan agotando para la función en el StubHub Center de Carson, California


Los Angeles, California 3 de sepiembre – El campeon super mosca del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB) SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI, (42-4-1, 38 KO’s) de Tailandia y el ex campeon mundiao ROMAN “CHOCOLATITO” GONZALEZ, (46-1-0, 38 KO’s) de Nicaragua dieron el peso requrido a siete dias de su duelo titular que sera el proxino sabado 9 de septiembre en el StubHub Center de Carson, California y que sera televisado por HBO en su programa “Boxing After Dark” comenzado a las 10:15 p.m. (Este y Pacifico).

Desde su campo de entrenamiento en Tailadia Rungvisal peso 119 libras, mientras que Gonzalez detuvo la bascula en las 119.8 libras. El CMB exige un peso de no mas de 121 libras a una semana de sus combates para la categoría supermosca (115 libras).



Los mexicanos y ex campeons mundiales CARLOS “PRINCIPE” CUADRAS, (36-1-1, 27 KO’s)) de Guamúchil, Sinaloa y JUAN FRANCISCO “EL GALLO” ESTRADA, (35-2-0, 25 KO’s) de Puerto Peñasco Sonora, quines abrirarn la transmicion de televisión en duelo eliminatorio del CMB en peso supermosca también dieron el peso requerid por el CMB. Cuadras peso 119.9 y Estrada dio el limite de las 121 libras


El tercer duelo la histórica jornada en el StubHub es un duelo titular entre

NAOYA “THE MONSTER” INOUE, (13-0-0, 11 KO’s) de Yokohama, Japón expondra su corona supermoscal de la Organizacion Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) ante ANTONIO “CARITA” NIEVES, (17-1-2, 9 KO’s) de Cleveland, Ohio.


Los boletos para la función denominada “SUPERFLY” tiene un precio de $250 y $150, pero solo quedan pocos disponibles mientras que los boletos de $100 and $60 estan agotandoce rápidamente y los de $30 han sido vendidos en su totalidad. Todo los boletos tiene un costo de servicio más e impuestos y pueden ser adquiridos en, por teléfono llamando al 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849), y en las taquillas del StubHub Center (de Lunes a viernes de 10 a.m. a 6 p.m. hora del pacifico). Palcos VIP pueden ser adquiridos llamando al 877-604-8777. Para más informacion sobre paquetes de descuento llame al 877-234-8425. Las Puertas se abrirán a las 2:30 de la tarde y el primer campanazo será a las 4 de la tarde el día de la función,



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Sep 4, 2017 0
(Manny Robles III mantuvo su calidad de invicto tras derrotar por nocaut a José Estrella el 1 de septiembre en el evento estelar de LA FIGHT CLUB)
Crédito: Kyte Monroe/Estadísticas
            LOS ÁNGELES, California 1 de septiembre de 2017.- Manny “Chato” Robles III (14-0, 6 nocáuts), el promisorio prospecto pluma de Los Ángeles, California, realizó su debut como atracción principal y mantuvo su récord invicto tras derrotar por la vía del cloroformo al experimentado tijuanense José Estrella (18-13-1, 12 nocáuts) en el séptimo asalto en el combate estelar a ocho giros en peso superpluma de LA FIGHT CLUB en el Belasco Theater de Los Ángeles, California. Robles derribó a Estrella dos veces antes de obtener el triunfo al 1:39 del séptimo asalto.
           Los invitados VIP para el evento de esta noche incluyeron a Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Raúl “Cugar” Curiel, Ryan “Kingry” García, David Mijares, Niko “Baby Face” Valdes, Edgar “Kid Neza” Valerio, y el actual campeón mundial supergallo de la OMB Jessie Magdaleno.
           “Esta fue mi primera vez como atracción principal, pero eso no me perturbó, pues sabía que estaba en mi ciudad natal con mi familia observando y apoyándome”, aseguró Robles III. “En los primeros asaltos, él [Estrella] estaba fuerte y lo quería noquear rápidamente. Sin embargo, a mediados del combate empecé a combatir más inteligentemente y a trabajar el cuerpo”, subrayó. 
            Javier Martinez (3-0, 3 nocáuts) de Dallas, Texas derrotó por impresionante nocaut en el tercer episodio al experimentado duranguense Jose Martinez (10-11, 6 nocáuts) en el combate comodín a seis asaltos en peso pluma. El nativo de Texas presionó a su aguerrido oponente en cada uno de los episodios, antes de terminar la batalla con un gancho de izquierda al cuerpo a los 2:03 del tercer asalto.
           “Entre al cuadrilátero muy emocionado y lo quería noquear”, indicó Javier Martinez. “Después del tercer episodio, pude relajarme y hacer caso a mi entrenador. Haciendo eso, fui capaz de ganar por nocaut. Estoy contento por haberme mudado desde Texas a California para entrenar con mi equipo. He notado la diferencia en mi estilo y he mejorado mucho. ¡Estoy listo para trabajar duro!”, finalizó 
            César Díaz (6-0, 4 nocáuts), el novatito sensación de Palmdale, California, ganó por nocaut en el quinto episodio al mexicano Antonio Rodriguez (11-19-1, 5 nocáuts) en el choque co estelar a seis giros en peso gallo. Díaz controló el pleito con golpes cortos al cuerpo y mandíbula de Rodriguez. En el quinto episodio, Díaz conectó con un devastador gancho al cuerpo de Rodriguez, terminando el combate al 1:12 de ese mismo episodio.
            “Siento que estoy colocando la base de una carrera larga con este triunfo”, aseguró César Díaz. “Su alcance [de Rodriguez] me estaba dando problemas, pero fui capaz de cerrar la distancia efectivamente y trabajar por dentro. Tenemos mucho que trabajar, pero estoy muy contento con mi equipo y con esta victoria por nocaut”, concluyó.
            En la primera batalla de la velada boxística, Éverton Lopes (4-0, 2 nocáuts) de Salvador Bahía, Brasil, obtuvo una victoria por nocaut técnico en el segundo episodio sobre Daniel Bastien (4-7, 1 nocaut) de Nuevo Leon, México en un combate a cuatro asaltos en peso superligero. En el primer asalto, Lopes derribó a Bastien con un gancho al hígado. En el siguiente asalto, Lopes empezó a conectar fuertes combinaciones de su posición de zurdo, lo que le obligó al referí a detener el combate al 1:56 del segundo episodio.
            “Esta es mi primera pelea desde mi cirugía que ocurrió hace dos años”, afirmó Everton Lopes. “¡Me siento bien por haber regresado! Ha sido un tiempo muy difícil para mí, pero estoy contento por haber regresado y por haber obtenido la victoria por nocaut para mi equipo y mi hijo, quien significa el mundo para mí. Estoy listo para lo que venga”, subrayó.
          Robles III vs. Estrella fue un combate a ocho asaltos en peso pluma presentado por Golden Boy Promotions y patrocinado por Tecate “Born BOLD” y Casa México Tequila. El evento se llevó a cabo en el Belasco Theater el viernes 1 de septiembre.
          Los boletos para LA FIGHT CLUB están a la venta comenzando desde $20 dólares con Flex Passes para múltiples paquetes de peleas. Grupo de boletos y actualizaciones Knockout Experience están disponibles para su compra en, la página de Facebook de Golden Boy Promotions, y llamando al 213-233-2957.
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