DEONTAY WILDER VS. TYSON FURY FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE

Nov 29, 2018

DEONTAY WILDER VS. TYSON FURY FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES & PHOTOS

 

WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder & Lineal Champion Tyson Fury Erupt at Heated Press Conference for Blockbuster Heavyweight Showdown

 

Saturday, December 1 Live on SHOWTIME PPV®from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles

 

Photos from Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

 

LOS ANGELES (November 28, 2018) – Undefeated heavyweight giants Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury erupted in Los Angeles on Wednesday at the final press conference for their WBC Heavyweight World Championship this Saturday, December 1 on SHOWTIME PPV® from STAPLES Center in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

 

The 6-foot-7 Wilder and the 6-foot-9 Fury went back-and-forth with verbal haymakers before nearly coming to blows while posing for photos onstage. The unbeaten heavyweights will meet in just three days in the most significant heavyweight event in the U.S. in more than 15 years.

 

The SHOWTIME PPV begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features unified 154-pound world champion Jarrett Hurd returning to take on Jason Welborn, Cuban heavyweight slugger Luis Ortiz facing-off against Travis Kauffman and rising heavyweight Joe Joyce battling Joe Hanks.

 

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by BombZquad Enterprises and Queensberry Promotions, in association with TGB Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, are on sale now and are available via AXS.com. Wilder vs. Fury will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV. The suggested retail price (SRP) for the pay-per-view telecast is $64.99 for standard definition.

 

Here is what the press conference participants had to say Wednesday from Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites Los Angeles:

 

DEONTAY WILDER

 

“This is going to be an amazing event. I’ve been so happy in my camp and in my life. Everything has come together. I’m just so happy to be here fighting at STAPLES Center and ready to bring the stars out for this special fight.

 

“I cannot wait for this fight. The time is coming. Only three days now. Can you feel the energy? The two best heavyweights in the world are right here. This is a moment that I’ve waited for my entire career. This is my time. Tyson Fury had his time.

 

“What I care about is showing people what I’m all about it. I’m showing you each and every time and I’m giving you a knockout.  America has a mighty man in me. America has the baddest man on the planet.

 

“I put in the hard work to make it here. I’ve grinded and worked. There’s no way I’m going to let a man come from another country and take what I’ve been building.

 

“I don’t believe Fury has the confidence to come and beat me. His last opponent hit Fury with any shot he wanted. If he’s going to knock me out, why didn’t he knock out his last opponent? He doesn’t believe he can knock me out. When I say it, I believe it. My numbers don’t lie. I’m going to prove it again.

 

“It’s so beautiful to have two great giants in the ring. Two great guys with great stories. We will determine who is the best. You will get to see who is the best heavyweight in the world. One champion, one face and one name. That is what I’m seeking.

 

“I’m grateful for all the opponents I’ve faced. Every fighter has brought something to the table and made me bigger and bigger. I had to prove myself over and over again. I have to show everyone with my actions.

 

“This means everything to me. There are so many emotions running through my body. I’ve been ready for two weeks. We went through the process of camp so that we stayed sharp, but I’ve been ready. I’m a different breed in this sport.

 

“I’m going to show you domination. I’m going to show you my boxing skill. I’m going to beat him, then knock him out. He’s going to have to back up everything he’s said to promote this fight.”

 

TYSON FURY

 

“It is my anniversary today. It’s been three years since I went to Germany and beat Wladimir Klitschko all over Dusseldorf to becoming heavyweight champion. I’m only three days away from doing the same to the ‘Bronze Bomber’.

 

“We’ve had a fantastic training camp. We’ve put nine weeks in. I can’t remember a better training camp. We’ve had no injuries and fantastic sparring. I’m here to do a job and enjoy myself.

 

“I hope the boxing fans around the world are going to enjoy this as much as I will. I’ve looked forward to this fight since 2011. On Saturday night, I’m going to finally get my chance to punch him in the face. Deontay Wilder is getting knocked out.

 

“It’s been a long, hard road. I had many obstacles in the way. My absence from the ring has been well documented, but it’s made me stronger and more determined. I’ve never been as happy during a training camp as I was in this one.

 

“Having Freddie Roach on the team is fantastic. He’s helped us out a lot in the gym and I’m glad we have him on our side. I’m thrilled to have him.

 

“The fire in me has been lit again. Nothing in life was given to me. I’ve worked for everything I earned. I am the people’s champion and I am the man who gives the people hope. I’m not just fighting for myself. I’m fighting for the millions of people around the world who look to me for inspiration.

 

“I don’t need to beat Deontay Wilder to prove I’m the best. I’m the lineal champion. If Deontay wins, he will be the best, but he’s not going to beat me. I’m the best heavyweight alive, and there’s only one way to get that title. You have to come take it from me. There’s never been a man who could better me in a fight.

 

“Once I knew that I was going to box again, I knew that I would be heavyweight champion of the world again. I know that it’s destiny. I’m showing up on Saturday night, beating Wilder up and becoming WBC champion.”

 

JAY DEAS, Wilder’s Trainer

 

“These are two very big tall guys, who are also very athletic, and that’s not something you get to see very often. These aren’t bulky guys who are going to hug all night. These guys are coming to fight. It’s going to make it a very exciting night.

 

“Typically Deontay doesn’t fight people as tall as he is, but he always fights people heavier than himself. That’s never been an issue. As far as preparation, we felt that because of Fury’s athleticism, we were better off bringing guys who maybe weren’t as tall, but were very athletic. His prevailing attribute is the athleticism, more so than his height.

 

“It’s been great to see Deontay’s growth over the years. His boxing IQ and maturity level has come so far. He realizes he needs to do what is best for his body each and every day while still getting all of the work done. He’s so much healthier going through the progressions of camp than he ever used to be. He’s really on point with his health, nutrition and workouts. He knows himself so well.

 

“Deontay and I have been together since his very first day in a boxing gym. We’ve gone through this road together. We had to look up on the internet what someone has to do to make the Olympics. We just had no experience. We’ve been through it all. The ups and the downs. We’re proud to be here and in this position.”

 

BEN DAVISON, Fury’s Trainer

 

“These men are both so confident and have such high levels of self-belief, that they’re never willing to give an inch. If it was a race to tie their shoelaces, neither one would want to lose. When they get together, it’s just exciting.

 

“I knew that Tyson Fury was elite in every department, but he’s even stronger mentally than I imagined. He’s so confident and relaxed. Deontay will have to convince himself of things that are not true to build confidence. That’s the big difference.

 

“Freddie Roach is a genuinely great person who’s been very accommodating and helpful while we’ve trained in Southern California. You couldn’t have a better person in the corner than Freddie. He’s a legend in the game and we’re blessed to have him in the corner.”

 

LOU DIBELLA, President of DIBella Entertainment

 

“There’s nothing like a great heavyweight title fight. As goes the division, so goes boxing. There aren’t truer words. I’ll put a great heavyweight fight against any sporting event you can go to in the world. Saturday night at STAPLES Center, we have a great one.

 

“We know that Tyson Fury deserves to be here and that he presents a threat. He’s a great champion who can box. He’s a champion for people who have had to overcome struggles. He’s back to looking better than I’ve ever seen him and he’s an inspiration to a lot of people.

 

“The man I’m lucky to be able to introduce is the best heavyweight in the world. This fight is happening because his team has worked tirelessly for years to get him this kind of opportunity. Finally, on Saturday night, there is a champion brave enough to get in the ring with Deontay Wilder and allow him to realize his dream.

 

“For years Deontay has been speaking to try to get this opportunity. He didn’t have an easy road growing up or getting into this sport. But he’s always believed in himself. He believes he has the strength to overcome all of those obstacles. On Saturday he’s going to receive his just reward.”

 

FRANK WARREN, President of Queensbury Promotions

 

“We’ve got a great fight coming up on Saturday. Team Fury has done a fantastic job getting Tyson Fury into tremendous shape. What’s so significant about this fight is that today is three years to the day when he became heavyweight champion by beating Wladimir Klitschko. He went into his opponent’s backyard and took the title and he intends to do the same on Saturday.

 

“To see where Tyson Fury is at today is a testament to to his character. He’s here as the lineal champion, undefeated in the ring and back to win his title on Saturday.

 

“He’s been a consummate professional in training and he has a formidable opponent with tremendous power. But if boxing was about who was the biggest puncher, you wouldn’t need judges. Styles will make this fight. Tyson has answered a lot of questions already and I know he’s in a great place mentally to finish the job.”

 

STEPHEN ESPINOZAPresident Sports & Event Programming, Showtime Networks Inc.

 

“Heavyweight boxing is back. SHOWTIME has done 13 heavyweight title fights in the last four years, including three this year. I can’t think of two guys I’d rather do a big heavyweight fight like this with than Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.

 

“Both of these men have beaten the odds to make it here. Tyson Fury’s obstacles have been well-documented and he will again beat the odds on Saturday night just by making it into the ring.

 

“Who would have thought that when Deontay Wilder picked up gloves at 18-years-old, that he’d be the WBC Heavyweight Champion and headlining a pay-per-view at STAPLES Center, not bad for a kid from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. We’re excited about this fight and we’ll see you on Saturday night.”

 

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CANELO VS ROCKY EN NEW YORK

Nov 29, 2018
ROCKY FIELDING COMPARTE SUS PENSAMIENTOS SOBRE UN CAMPAMENTO HECHO A LA MEDIDA PARA LOGRAR LA VICTORIA MÁS IMPORTANTE DE SU CARRERA ANTE CANELO ÁLVAREZ
 
FIELDING REALIZARÁ SU DEBUT EN ESTADOS UNIDOS EL SÁBADO 15 DE DICIEMBRE EN EL MADISON SQUARE GARDEN Y EN VIVO POR DAZN
(ARRIBA: Rocky Fielding en una sesión de manoplas con su entrenador Jamie Moore mientras se prepara para defender su cinto mundial supermediano AMB ante Canelo Álvarez el 15 de diciembre en DAZN)
 
Crédito de Foto: Mark Robinson- Matchroom Boxing USA
 
¡Los Boletos Están a la Venta!
        MANCHESTER, Reino Unido 28 de noviembre de 2018 Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 nocáuts) ha incrementado los esfuerzos de su entrenamiento en su territorio natal mientras se prepara para la oportunidad de su vida ante Canelo Álvarez (50-1-2, 34 nocáuts), monarca mundial mediano CMB, AMB, Lineal y Ring Magazine por el cetro mundial supermediano AMB. Fielding ha reunido el mejor equipo para lograr la victoria más sorpresiva de su carrera – un triunfo que lo podría llevar al siguiente nivel del boxeo. La pelea de campeonato mundial a 12 asaltos se efectuará el sábado 15 de diciembre en el Madison Square Garden y se transmitirá en vivo por DAZN, que, por solamente $9.99 dólares por mes después de una prueba gratuita de un mes, significa que los nuevos suscriptores de DAZN disfrutarán gratis del evento boxístico de Canelo vs. Rocky.
         “Si gano, me convertiré el rey de Nueva York y uno de los nombres más importantes en una sola la noche. Vine de la nada y ahora estoy encabezando en MSG. Es un sueño hecho realidad, pero es un trabajo, y el trabajo se realizará en el gimnasio de Manchester. Se habla mucho sobre la próxima pelea de Canelo después del 15 de diciembre – que puede ser ante Danny Jacobs, Demetrius Andrade, los Charlos, o incluso Callum Smith en Anfield; déjelos hablar. Si le gano a Canelo, yo tendré una pelea masiva en Anfield”.
“Cuando tuvimos el frente a frente, lo primero que vi fueron las cortadas de la pelea con GGG que todavía estaban frescas. Además, no hay forma de que pueda poner ocho libras de músculo desde su última pelea, pero es peleador élite y sé que es mi prueba más grande. Sin embargo, estoy confiado. No lo habría tomado de otra manera. Está en mi división, e incluso soy grande para esa categoría. Tengo pegada, sé cómo usarla y sé cómo boxear”.
 
           “La altura y el peso son significativos. Estoy cómodo con el peso, y él es el que va a subir de peso. Canelo era una bestia en superwelter, pero no es el peso mediano más grande y también no será el más grande en las 168 libras. Esa diferencia va a hacer para una gran pelea. Si a veces tengo que profundizar, como espero hacerlo, sé que puedo. Mi peso y altura definitivamente pueden jugar una parte masiva. He tenido seis buenas victorias desde la pelea contra Smith. Gané títulos y luego fui a Alemania donde nadie me dio la oportunidad y derroté al favorito de la fanaticada local para convertirme en campeón mundial. Él [Canelo] puede estar mirando más allá de mí, pero definitivamente yo no lo estoy haciendo”.
        “Estamos cubriendo todas las bases en las sesiones de sparring. No vas a tener a otros peleadores para sparring que sean exactamente como Canelo, pero estamos replicando la construcción, la altura, las habilidades de boxear y las manos rápidas. Pero lo más importante es lo que puedo hacer en la noche de la pelea. Sabemos que él [Canelo] es un rival élite y un acto de clase completo, pero hay algunos detalles que Jamie Moore y yo estamos viendo en video y estamos trabajando en eso en el gimnasio”.
               “Este es mi primer campamento de entrenamiento como campeón mundial, y sé que es más difícil seguir siendo campeón del mundo que convertirse en uno porque es como si hubiera un objetivo en tu espalda. Todo sobre la pelea es grande, pero estamos lejos de todo en Manchester. No hay luces brillantes como en el Madison Square Garden, así que estamos enfocados en el plan con Jamie”.
 
               “Canelo no comete muchos errores, así que vamos a tener que sacar esos errores de él. Él [Canelo] boxeó en una guerra a 12 asaltos en septiembre y ahora ha ido a otro campamento de entrenamiento para enfrentarme en diciembre. ¿Su cuerpo sostendrá otro campamento después de esa guerra?”.
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Canelo vs. Rocky es un combate a 12 asaltos por el cetro mundial supermediano AMB presentado por Golden Boy Promotions en asociación con Matchroom Boxing. Lemieux vs. Johnson es un duelo a 12 asaltos en peso mediano presentado por Golden Boy Promotions y Eye of The Tiger Management. El evento es patrocinado por Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” y Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” El evento se efectuará el sábado 15 de diciembre en el Madison Square Garden de la Ciudad de Nueva York, Nueva York y será transmitido en vivo por DAZN. 
 
       Los boletos para Canelo vs Rocky están a la venta y tienen un precio de $1000, $500, $300, $200, $150, $100, $75 y $50 dólares más impuestos aplicables y cargos por servicios. Los boletos se pueden comprar en la taquilla del Madison Square Garden, todos los puntos de venta de Ticketmaster, por teléfono a través de Ticketmaster llamando al (866-858-0008) y en línea en www.ticketmaster.comwww.goldenboytickets.com o www.MSG.com
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Gilbert Venegas Jr. Signs Managerial with Prince Ranch Boxing

Nov 29, 2018
GILBERT VENEGAS JR.
SIGNS MANAGERIAL WITH PRINCE RANCH BOXING AND PROMOTIONAL WITH TMB & PRB ENTERTAINMENT
SAN ANTONIO, TX (November 28, 2018) – Undefeated super lightweight prospect, Gilbert Venegas Jr. (10-0, 6 KOs), has recently signed a managerial agreement with Greg Hannley, CEO of Prince Ranch Boxing, and a promotional contract with TMB & PRB Entertainment.
Venegas, a former college football running back (William Penn University), will look to capture the NABA super lightweight title this Saturday, December 1, 2018, against Kendo Castaneda (14-0, 7 KOs), who is promoted by Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions.
“Signing with Prince Ranch Boxing and TMB & PRB Entertainment is going to take my career to the next level.” said Venegas. “My first fight signed with them will be for the NABA title, so I’m very excited about my future.”
The card titled “Whose ‘0’ Will Go 2”, will take place at the Scottish Rite Theatre in San Antonio, TX. The entire card will be streamed via Facebook’s FIGHTNIGHT LIVE channel, which has already served more than three million fight fans since May 2017.
“I’ll be looking to keep my undefeated record in tact with a great performance this Saturday,” Venegas continued. “I know a victory against another undefeated fighter like Castaneda, will open up many doors to some bigger fights. I’m ready to seize the moment.”
Tickets priced $35 General Admission $40 at the door, and $100 Ringside, are on sale now, and can be purchased by calling (210) 449-5599 or (210) 322-9974. The Scottish Rite Theatre is located at 308 Ave E, San Antonio, TX 78205. Doors open at 4:00 PM, first bell at 5:30 PM.
Follow all the action via social media at FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE on Facebook, @FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE on Instagram and @FIGHTNIGHTLIVE_ on Twitter, or by using the hashtag #FIGHTNIGHTLIVE.
Undercard Bouts
6-Round Super Featherweight Co-Main Event Bout
Xavier Wilson (8-0, 1 KO) vs. Gelacio Cruz (2-4-2,1 KOs)
 
6-Round Super Middleweight Bout
Luis Villareal (3-0-1, 1 KOs) vs. Michael Klekotta (2-3, 1 KO)
 
4-Round Super Featherweight Bout
Richard Medina (1-0, 1 KO) vs. Jorge De Leon (0-4)
 
4-Round Middleweight Bout
David Godley         (1-0) vs. Washington Luiz (Pro Debut)
 
4-Round Welterweight Bout
George Ramos       (1-0, 1 KO) vs. Steven Ramos (4-0, 1 KO)
 
4-Round Middleweight Bout
Dagoberto Navarez (4-0, 1 KOs) vs. Stetson Horne (0-2)
 
4-Round Heavyweight Bout
Mathew Glover (1-0, 1 KOs) vs. Christopher Martinez (Pro Debut)
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CANELO ALVAREZ CONFERENCE

Nov 28, 2018
CANELO ALVAREZ CONFERENCE CALL 
TRANSCRIPT AND AUDIO
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 27, 2018): ERIC GOMEZ: I want to thank everyone for participating in the official Canelo International conference call ahead of the big fight December 15 between Canelo Álvarez, WBC, WBA, Linear and Ring MagazineMiddleweight World Champion, moving up in weight, to challenge Rocky Fielding, who is the WBA Super Middleweight Champion.
This event will take place at Madison Square Garden and will be streamed live on DAZN. We’re less than 20 days away from witnessing Canelo trying to make history and become a three-division world champion. He wants to join the legendary fighters out of México: Julio Cesar Chávez, Erik Morales, Mark Antonio Barrera, and Jorge Arce in becoming a three-time world champion, if Canelo beats Rocky Fielding.
This will also be Canelo’s first fight at Madison Square Garden, which he is very, very excited about. He’s going to be walking in the footsteps of many great fighters including Muhammed Ali, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, many others, Oscar De La Hoya obviously.
Golden Boy prides itself as the leader in boxing, and we’re very pleased to be streaming this fight on DAZN, and for the fans that don’t know, you can subscribe and get the fight for free. Yes, that’s correct, you can get it for free. You’ll be able to see Canelo not only on DAZN, but at close-circuit theatres everywhere throughout the country.
And if you can’t see it on TV and if you want to be there in person at the Garden, there are still some tickets available. You can go to the Madison Square Garden box office or Ticketmaster. The phone number for Ticketmaster is 866-858-0008, or you can go online,tickestmaster.com, GoldenBoytickets.com or www.msg.com.
Just a quick note to all of you. We’re also going to be doing international call with Rocky Fielding next Monday, December 3 at the same time, 11:00 A.M. Pacific, 2:00 Eastern, so make sure you guys get on the call for that.
The first person I want to introduce to you, to say a few words, is the person that has been with Canelo since the beginning, the first one that saw the talent, the promising talent in Canelo when he was a teenager first walking into the gym, and that was Chepo Reynoso.
CHEPO REYNOSO: We’ve been having great preparation, all is going as planned for this great fight. Canelo is going to make history that night and be one on the shortlist of Mexicans to be a three-division world champion. That’s why the work has been intense. It’s been serious and done with a lot of responsibility and confidence, and salutations to all: On the 15th of December, we will crown Canelo Álvarez as a three-division champion.
ERIC GOMEZ: Thank you. Gracias, Chepo, gracias.
Now, the next person I would like to introduce is by far the leading contender for trainer of the year — he’s got my vote — he’s guided Canelo to all his recent victories. This man has also just started training our prospect of the year, Ryan Garcia, and is doing a great job with him. I want him to say a few words, Mr. Eddy Reynoso.
EDDY REYNOSO: Good afternoon and salutations to you all.
ERIC GOMEZ: Finally, the man of the hour, he’s the middleweight world champion, WBC, WBA, Ring Magazine, and Linear champion, coming up, probably the most important victory of his career back in September, fighting again here for the first time at the garden in New York, I want to introduce you to Canelo Álvarez.
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: I’m happy it’s a short time until fight night when I make history, and I’m really motivated for this fight.
Q. How important is it for you to be making history to become a three-division world champion?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: It’s very important to be in that list of about ten Mexicans to become three-division world champions, so very important to enter history. That’s why I’m here taking on this important fight, and it’s important that we win this title.
Q. Rocky has never fought you before. And in this sense, how do you see this fight?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: No fight is easy. It’s not a secret that I’m a better fighter and that I’m more experienced, but I’m taking a risk by entering into a comfort zone of a champion and his weight, that’s a risk, and that risk makes it even.
It makes it interesting. No fight is easy, so I’m preparing for a hard fight. I know that rocky is used to receiving punches from another weight class and I know that he’s taller. It’s not an easy fight, and I’m preparing for the best Rocky Fielding and to make sure that there are no surprises.
Q. Last month you said that you would be willing to fight Floyd Mayweather again if he was interested in the fight. I’m curious what is the lowest weight that you could get down to a fight with Mayweather would be that you would still have the ability to turn in a decent performance, and how that flight would play out differently this time?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: I can’t go down further than 160 pounds. If that fight were to take place, it would have to be at 160 pounds.
Q. What do you feel you’ve learned in the time you fought Floyd the first time to make it more competitive and a fight that you can win? And this goes for Eddy, as well.
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: I’m a more complete fighter now. I would be much more competitive. I have a lot more experience. I have improved a lot, so it would be different.
It was experience who defeated me that night and that’s why it was a boring fight, as well, because he didn’t do too much to me, either. It was experience and I’m a much more mature fighter. I’m a better fighter than the fighter that fought that night.
It would be very different. After Mayweather, we’ve faced very good fighters. We fought Miguel Cotto, GGG twice. It will be different, and he’s a more complete fighter now with more experience. If this fight were to happen again, we would defeat him, no problem.
Q. Ryan Garcia just recently joined your camp training with Eddy. What are your thoughts on Ryan as a fighter, and what has it been like having him in your camp training alongside you?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: He’s a good kid. He likes to learn. He likes to train. He has discipline, and that is what we like, and he’s a talented fighter so it’s nice having him in the gym. I know that Eddy will do a great job with him and I believe that he will teach him a lot so that he can achieve all that he wants to achieve in his career.
Q. What was your process in electing to move up to 168 for this particular fight? Was it the allure of a belt? Was it not wanting to get down to 160 again? What was in your mind the reason for doing this particular fight?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: Right now the goal, the objective, is to fight for this world title and win on December 15 and then go back to 160 points where I do best. If we’ll be moving up and down those divisions, we didn’t know, but right now our goal is to get the title to middleweight.
Q. Fielding is much, much taller than Canelo. Are you phased by the gigantic height difference between the two of you?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: You know, it doesn’t worry me, the height difference. We are working toward that. We will be working to get into it to guard, so it doesn’t worry to me at all. I’m a fighter who can adapt, and that’s what I’ll be doing when I fight him.
Q. The fight with Golovkin was not that long ago. A lot of fighters, especially after the magnitude of that event, a lot of fighters would take a lot of time off. What was the reason to jump right back in the ring? Not that we’re upset to see you fighting so quickly, but did you think about taking more time out? It seemed a little more rushed than typical Canelo Álvarez.
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: It’s because I had rest for one year. I like to be fighting. I like to be active, at least having two fights a year, and that’s why we wanted to do this so fast.
I love boxing. If I could fight every month, I would love that. I love what I do and that’s what has maintained me where I am right now.
Q. As one of the only fighters from México to headline there, do you think that you will make Madison Square Garden your home, over T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: Yes, I would like it to be the first of many fights there. To fight in New York is another landmark in my career and is another important story in my career. I would like to fight there, and instead of being the first or the last, I want it to be the first of many more.
Q. How many people have subscribed to DAZN since the announcement with Canelo Álvarez?
CHEPO REYNOSO: They haven’t given us that information. We will have to visit that after the fight and they will give us more information. But the comments are good and they are very happy.
It’s important for them to join the market here in U.S., and who else better than Canelo, who is not only the biggest star in boxing, but one of the biggest stars in all of sport. So, they are very happy right now, and I will be happy to give you more details after this fight.
Q. Rocky Fielding says that when he saw the height of Canelo, it gave him a lot more confidence. So how do you see yourself going about this fight?
EDDY REYNOSO: We’ll be moving up in weight, and when a boxer does that, he’s basically experimenting. We know that we have a great fighter in front of us and that Canelo will be preparing well, so height won’t be a problem to us. He’ll adapt to those type of fighters and he has worked with those type of boxers throughout his career. I have no doubt that he’ll be successful in this fight.
Q. There’s a lot of talk about GGG going over to DAZN now. Are you hoping he does so you can fight him again?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: He can do whatever he wants and he can do whatever is convenient for him. I did my thing, so to each his own.
And regarding the fights we’ll see in the future, like I said, I’m all willing to make a third fight, if we made two, I’ll make a third one.
Q. How important is it to you to knockout Fielding early and show your power at a new weight?
CANELO ALVAREZ: Winning by a KO is always impressive, and I am preparing to make the best of it in this fight by any way, by any means necessary. I’m going to give everything in the ring, and I’m always going to look for the KO as I do in my fights; and if I do, that’s good, and if not, I’ll just make sure I give a good fight to the fans at Madison Square Garden.
Q. Will you be fighting at 160 after this? This is just a one-off; right?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: When it’s done, I’ll come back to 160 pounds.
Q. You’ve had some impressive victories in your career, where would this accomplishment with fielding fit in the top five?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: I’ve had many fights, and I’ve fought many great fighters, Trout, Cotto, Mosley, GGG, Mayweather, many fights that I’ve had.
Each fight is important because it teaches you something, and I take this fight as important as the previous fights. So I’m doing the same thing in training, making it just as important and in each fight, there’s a risk. So I’m training hard to minimize that risk, but every fight is important, and I’m taking this fight as important as the others.
Q. You’ve twice mentioned going back to 160. How important is it, with all the talent that’s there, for you to go down and to clean out and unify against someone in that division?
CANELO ALVAREZ: It’s very important to have great fights at any weight. To return at 160 where I feel best, that’s what I have in mind, to go back to 160 and do what I always do, which is look for the best fights.
Q. Eric, so back when he was coming up, there were some statistics of how good he was, but then when he knocked out Baldomir, that sensational knockout, it woke up a lot of people. From that point on, how difficult was it for you to hold him back because I know he wanted the Trout fight earlier than maybe you guys wanted it, and I know he wanted a lot of fights. Can you talk about his desire and the goals and where he’s at now?
ERIC GOMEZ: You know, Canelo is a special fighter. He’s a special athlete. He was always very, very — even at 18 years old, I mean, he was always very mature for his age, and he’s tough, like any fighter. I mean, they want to fight the best, and we always had to hold him back.
When we did — and you remember this, because you were around — when we did the fight with Austin Trout, I was against it, but he was adamant that he wanted that fight. He was adamant that he wanted to fight and there was something that he knew, and he saw that we didn’t. Obviously, we went with the fight because he was adamant, and he really forced our hand. But he’s always had that confidence about him.
The same goes with the Golovkin fight. If it was up to us, we would have waited at least one more year, but he wanted it and he forced it. All the big fights, even the Mayweather fight, we didn’t think it was the right time to do the may weather fight; he wanted to, but he’s always been very confident in his ability, and he’s just always had that about him.
Q. Do you think he would be the first person to knock Floyd out?
ERIC GOMEZ: Oh, definitely. Floyd doesn’t want any of Canelo now. Floyd took the fight at the right time. He was fighting a fighter that, you know, was very young, 21 at the time. He didn’t have the experience. Floyd beat him with experience, that’s all he did, but now, it would be a different story. Floyd, he doesn’t want to face Canelo.
Q. Thank you for taking time out today. You talked at the beginning of the call about all the great Mexican worlds champions in the sport, with you included. At this point right now, where do you think you are among the all-time great Mexican fighters?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: I’m the wrong person to answer that. I haven’t finished with my career yet, and I’m not sure where I’ll be positioned in that list, so I would not like to answer that question.
Q. How much does this mean to you to make history? Not many Mexican fighters have gone on to win three world titles in three different weight classes. What would this mean to you on a personal level?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: It’s very important to win this title. It would put me in the top 10 List of Mexican world champions, so it’s very important to win this title.
Q. A couple questions for Chepo. You’ve been with Canelo from the beginning. Where do you view him right now along all the all-time great Mexicans?
CHEPO REYNOSO: I think it’s not the moment yet. He’s still making history. When he finishes, history will put him where he corresponds.
Right now, it’s premature because he’s too young and has too many years ahead of him. It would even be a lack of perspective to answer the question for the greatest fighters in history.
So right now he’s doing his job and when he’s done, the people making those lists can put him where he corresponds, so it’s important to keep winning. It’s too premature to make that call now, but in the future, people in charge of that will put him where he corresponds.
Q. Where do you think Canelo can be ranked when his career is all said and done?
CHEPO REYNOSO: Like I say, I can’t talk right now. I can’t answer that right now. But if we are talking about right now, he would obviously be one of the best fighters in history. He’s had great moments and great wins and until this moment he has won titles in two divisions, and he beat the previously seated best top fighter. So, if we are talking about now, he will be considered one of the best fighters in Mexican history.
Q. And one more for you, Chepo. You’ve experienced 154, 160 and 168. What have you done differently from 160 to 168 for Canelo?
CHEPO REYNOSO: It’s all different, 154 pounds, 160 pounds, 168 pounds, what he puts on his body is going to be different when it comes to what he’s eating, carbohydrates. Also, the strength training is different in each division, but thank God, things have been going well for us.
Q. Before you signed the contract with DAZN, had you ever heard of DAZN? Did you know they were streaming, as opposed to television? What was your knowledge of DAZN and their business?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: You know, the DAZN logo I would see it, but to be sincere, I had no idea what it was, how it was managed until the offer came to me. But to be sincere, I didn’t know what it was before.
Q. So now that you’re obviously the face of DAZN, have you subscribed to it? Have you checked it out? Have you seen how the stream looks? Are you talking about it with your friends and your fans?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: Yeah, I downloaded it. I have it on my phone. I’ve seen fights on it, I’ve connected it to my TV and I have it on my phone right now. It’s always updated with what is happening.
Q. Do you think it’s going to take a lot — I know it’s not expensive. I have it and it works extremely well. How much do you think it’s going to take to get your fans, boxing fans, to break what they are used to and to make the transition? Once you have it, it’s extremely easy to use, but you have to get them to take that first step. How much of a spokesperson will you be to try to convince your legions of fans that this is a way to watch my fights?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: Not much, because my fans want to watch me.
Q. It’s one thing to win all the fights that you’ve won, to win your title, to become a top superstar champion in boxing and then you sign the record contract with DAZN. Did you take more satisfaction in being a champion or knowing that you signed the richest deal in the history of sports?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: All together, obviously, being champion, being one of the best fighters, and then even this contract, it had to pass through all of that, you have to be the best, obviously. The most important thing for me is to make history. The rest will come together. To be one of the Mexicans being able to achieve this lucrative contract for me is an honor.
Q. You, Canelo, will be the eighth fighter in history to fight at Madison Square Garden and the first as the main event in about 35 years. How special is it for you to be doing this?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: It fills me with a lot of pride because I know great fighters have fought there, like Muhammad Ali, and to mention more fighters would be unnecessary.
But to be the main event there at MSG, and if I’m not mistaken, first Mexican there in a long time, it fills me with pride.
Q. The question is for Canelo and Eric. Obviously the Mexican dates, some of the most important dates for Mexican fighters are in May and September. Can December be one of those important dates, as well, especially going into the holiday activities?
It all depends on Saul. He’s a young fighter and he’s very disciplined and as he said before, he likes to fight. He loves to fight. He always — he doesn’t move up too much in weight, but it depends on him. The dates in May and September are very important. They are very important, Chavez started it and it continued with Oscar De La Hoya and now it’s continuing with Saul, and it’s very important for Mexican and Mexican American people in the United States, but it depends on Saul. I know that he’s always wanted to fight in December, and if he can and he’s able to, no problem, we’ll do it.
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: As Eric said, my dates are May and September, and I have the option to fight in December.
For me it’s always important to fight often. Like the routine and I like discipline that’s in boxing, and I like to fight often. I would like for fans to think that every time I fight, every time Canelo fights, it’s an important date, whatever the date.
Q. The big Mexican fighters before you, it was almost a requirement to try to speak English, but usually in your interviews, you’ve communicated in Spanish. Do you think that has affected you with regards to how much money you make?
ERIC GOMEZ: You know, something that Canelo is working on, sometimes he’s answering in English and he’s answering it more and more. But most importantly, he has a clean image and that’s what sponsors like. He’s the only fighter right now who directly has sponsors.
Also his style of fighting, the way he is, the fact that he’s clean, all that is better than the language. It’s more important.
And the message is strong: He’s disciplined, clean, educated and that’s more important than language. His style of fighting, too, he always gives great shows and great fights.
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: It hasn’t affected me whether I speak English or not. I try to learn as much as I can. I can understand a lot, and I can maintain a conversation and it has not affected me.
What worries me is fighting and training, and I think people like that more than talking, because if you can speak English, but you can’t fight, or you don’t give good fights, you know, it’s the same thing.
Q. You’ve had a lot of achievements this year. How would you describe the year 2018 for you?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: It was a year of a lot of learning. I learned a lot and I noticed a lot, but I feel that even though it may have had a bad start it was more the good.
I’ve always known who I am, and I hold my head up high, and it was a year of winning. I learned a lot in my personal and professional life. I learned to be tenacious and train hard and having a strong mentality, it can take you from one extreme to the other, and I’m happy all that I’ve achieved. All that I’ve achieved and what I’ve done has made me the man and the athlete that I am today.
Q. Could you give me just a quick evaluation of Fielding as a boxer, his strengths, weaknesses, what you like about him?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: He’s a strong fighter. He’s tall and he has a lot of reach, and he’s also used to receiving punches from fighters of a different weight class. I will have to see how I feel because it is a risk there, but we’re training real hard to ensure that there are no surprises.
Q. We have a fight in Los Angeles, Tyson Fury with Deontay Wilder. Do you have any thoughts on that, how the fight will go, what kind of a fight and what do you think might be the winner?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: I don’t know who will win but it will be a competitive fight. Whoever gives more in the ring will win but also whoever fights more intelligently can win. Wilder throws good, powerful shots, and Tyson boxes more, he moves more, but we will see. I feel it’s a competitive fight.
Q. From those remarks, would you think that perhaps the boxer has the edge?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: We don’t know. Both have different styles. Wilder is very tall. It will be competitive. If he can box with him and be very prepared, then maybe he can win this fight.
Q. You’re ending 2018 against Rocky Fielding, you said with the win, you’re going to go back down to middleweight. Do you have an idea of what some of your plans for 2019 might be?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: You know, we don’t know yet. Our plan is to win on December 15. After that, we will see and analyze plans for 2019.
 
THE MODERATOR: Thank you, everybody.
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RENÉ ‘EL GEMELO’ ALVARADO Y CARLOS ‘THE SOLUTION’ MORALES

Nov 28, 2018

EL EX MONARCA MUNDIAL DE PESO COMPLETO HASIM ‘THE ROCK’ RAHMAN SERÁ EL INVITADO ESPECIAL VIP PARA LA EDICIÓN DEL 8 DE DICIEMBRE DE  

GOLDEN BOY FIGHT NIGHT EN FACEBOOK WATCH DESDE EL FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO
 
RENÉ ‘EL GEMELO’ ALVARADO Y CARLOS ‘THE SOLUTION’ MORALES CHOCARÁN EN UN COMBATE ELIMINATORIO MUNDIAL SUPERPLUMA AMB EN EL EVENTO ESTELAR 
 
¡Los Boletos Están a la Venta!
 
INDIO, California 27 de noviembre de 2018. — El ex monarca mundial de peso completo Hasim “The Rock” Rahman será el invitado especial VIP de la edición del 8 de diciembre de Golden Boy Fight Night en el Fantasy Springs Resort Casino de Indio, California. El evento será estelarizado por el duelo eliminatorio mundial superpluma AMB a 12 asaltos entre René” El Gemelo” Alvarado (29-8, 20 nocáuts) y Carlos “The Solution” Morales (17-3-3, 6 nocáuts). El evento será transmitido en vivo globalmente por Facebook Watch a través de la Pagina Facebook de Golden Boy Fight Night Page.
 
Rahman es un nativo de Baltimore, Maryland quien enfrentó a peleadores de la talla de David “Tuaman” TuaEvander “The Real Deal” Holyfield, John “The Quietman” RuizJames “Lights Out” Toney Alexander “Russian Vityaz” Povetkin en una histórica trayectoria que duro 20 años. Raham es conocido por derrotar a Lennox “The Lion” Lewis por nocaut en el quinto episodio para capturar las fajas mundiales completo CMB, FIB, IBO y Lineal. El combate fue nombrado el Sorpresa del Año y el Nocaut del Año por la revista Ring Magazine en el año 2001.Rahman presenciará los combates y estará disponible para saludar a los aficionados, firmar autógrafos, y tomarse fotos en el Fantasy Springs Special Events Center. El evento especial de saludar y conocer con Rahman estará abierto al público con la compra de un boleto para el evento del 8 de diciembre.
 
Jonathan “Thunder” Navarro (15-0, 8 nocáuts) del Este Los Ángeles, California peleara contra Manuel Méndez (16-3-3, 11 nocáuts) de Indio, California en una batalla a 10 asaltos en las 140 libras. 
 
Héctor “El Finito” Tanajara Jr. (15-0, 5 nocáuts) de San Antonio, Texas combatirá contra Roberto “Tito” Manzanarez (36-2, 29 nocáuts) de Phoenix, Arizona en una batalla a 10 asaltos en peso ligero. 
 
           Joet González (20-0, 11 nocáuts) de Glendora, California pondrá en juego su titulo pluma NABO por primera vez en un choque a 10 episodios. 
 
Luis Feliciano (8-0, 5 nocáuts) de Utuado, Puerto Rico regresará en un combate a ocho giros en peso superligero.
 
Javier Padilla (6-0, 5 nocáuts) de Indio, California tendrá acción a cuatro asaltos en las 126 libras. 
 
Anthony Reyes (3-0, 2 nocáuts) de Coachella Valley, California tendrá acción ante Dilan Miranda (3-0, 2 nocáuts) de San Diego, California en un combate a cuatro asaltos en peso supergallo. 
 
Patricio Manuel de Los Ángeles, California realizará su debut profesional en un duelo a cuatro asaltos en las 130 libras.
 
Los oponentes del respaldo se anunciarán en breve. 
 
Alvarado vs. Morales en un combate eliminatorio mundial superpluma de la AMB a 12 asaltos presentado por Golden Boy Promotions. El evento es patrocinado por Tecate,”THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” y Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” Los combates se efectuarán el sábado 8 de diciembre de 2018 en el Fantasy Springs Resort Casino de Indio, California.  El evento será transmitido en vivo globalmente por Facebook Watch a través de la Pagina Facebook de Golden Boy Fight Night Page.
 
Los boletos para el evento están a la venta y comienzan desde $25 dólares en la taquilla de Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Para comprarlos por teléfono llamar a 1-800-827-2946. Los boletos también están disponibles para su compra en www.FantasySprings.com
 
Los medios interesados en asistir para Alvarado vs. Morales deben solicitar credenciales enviando un correo electrónico a clavoie@fantasysprings.net antes de las 5:00 p.m. PT del viernes 30 de noviembre.
 
Para más información visite:  www.goldenboypromotions.com. Síganos en Twitter: @GoldenBoyBoxing. Conviértase en un fanático de Facebook en  
www.Facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing. Visítenos en Instagram: @GoldenBoyBoxing y @OscarDeLaHoya. Siga la conversación utilizando #GBPonFB y #AlvaradoMorales
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Horn vs. Mundine Grudge Match LIVE on ESPN+

Nov 28, 2018

Breakfast and Boxing: Jeff Horn-Anthony Mundine Grudge Match LIVE on ESPN+ Friday
12-round middleweight clash
Stream begins at 3 a.m. ET

The latest edition of Breakfast and Boxing on ESPN+ will be streamed live from Down Under this Friday, as former welterweight world champion Jeff “The Hornet” Horn and former two-time super middleweight world champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine will settle a long-simmering Australian grudge match in a 12-rounder from Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. The ESPN+ stream will begin at 3:30 a.m. ET, with Horn and Mundine expected to enter the ring at approximately 6:30 a.m. ET.

Horn vs. Mundine will be contested at a catchweight of 71 kilograms (156.5 pounds), with Mundine’s WBO Oriental and the vacant WBA Oceania middleweight titles on the line.

Horn (18-1-1, 12 KOs) burst onto the world boxing scene in 2017 with a year for the ages. In front of more than 50,000 fans at Suncorp Stadium on a sunny July day, he defeated living legend Manny Pacquiao by close unanimous decision to win the WBO welterweight world title. A former teacher who represented Australia at the 2012 Olympics, Horn defended his title later that year with an 11th-round TKO against Gary Corcoran. Horn’s good fortune finally ran out June 9 in Las Vegas against pound-for-pound elite Terence “Bud” Crawford, who snagged Horn’s belt via dominating ninth-round TKO.

Mundine (48-8, 28 KOs), a 43-year-old former professional Australian rugby player, turned pro in 2000 following a limited amateur career. His professional career has been a fascinating one, as he’s fought as low as super welterweight and as high as cruiserweight. Mundine first captured the WBA super middleweight world title in 2003 with a unanimous decision victory against Antwun Echols, defending the title once before a split decision loss to Manny Siaca. He knocked out countryman Sam Soliman in the ninth round on March 7, 2007 to win the WBA super middleweight world title for second time. Since then, he has taken part in some of Australia’s most high-profile boxing events, including a 2013 TKO win against future Hall of Famer Shane Mosley. Mundine rebounded from a 1-3 skid on Jan. 17, knocking out Tommy Browne in the second round.

In undercard action, Australian welterweight contender Cameron “The Hammer” Hammond (17-1, 9 KOs) will take on Frank Rojas (23-1, 22 KOs) in a 10-rounder for the WBA Oceania welterweight title. Australian super featherweight champion Brent Rice (8-0, 2 KOs) will make the second defense of his belt against Liam Wilson (2-0, 2 KOs) in a 10-rounder, and middleweight prospect Ben Mahoney (5-0, 2 KOs) will step up in class versus Adrian Rodriguez (11-1-2, 5 KOs) in a five-round clash.

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ESPN+ is an integrated part of the ESPN App, the leading sports app and the premier all-in-one digital sports platform for fans. The ESPN App is a showcase of the company’s culture of innovation, delivering a rich, personalized experience that curates all of ESPN’s content around each fan’s individual tastes. ESPN+ is also available through ESPN.com.

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3RD ANNUAL WBC WOMEN’S CONVENTION A HUGE SUCCESS IN MANILA!

Nov 27, 2018
3RD ANNUAL WBC WOMEN’S CONVENTION A HUGE SUCCESS IN MANILA! 
(November 26, 2018 – Manila, Philippines): The World Boxing Council along with the Games and Amusement Board of the Philippines, hosted the 3rd Annual WBC Women’s Convention and WBC Asia Summit last week in Manila from November 16-20, 2018. Fighters in attendance included, Former World Champion Alicia Ashley, Former World Champion Martha Salazar, Current WBC World Female Featherweight Champion Jelena Mrdjenovich, WBC Silver Champion Raja Amasheh, Former Champion Mia St, John, Current WBC World Female Super Middleweight Champion Franchon Crews-Dezurn, Current Interim WBC World Female Light Flyweight Champion Kenia Enriquez, Former World Champion Erica Farias, Top Prospect Sulem Urbina, Current WBC World Female Atomweight Champion Fabiana Bytyqi, WBC International Champion Ikymiky Kerwat
 
Chairman of the Games and Amusement Board and International Secretary, Abraham Kahlil B. Mitra along with his team, did an amazing job planning this Combination convention in a matter of 5 weeks. With that short amount of time to plan such a huge event, it turned out to be an amazing experience to all in attendance. Representing the World Boxing Council was WBC Women’s Championship committee Chairperson, Malte Mueller-Michaelis, Co-Chair of WBC Women’s Championship Committee, WBC International Secretary and Chairperson for WBC Cares Jill Diamond, WBC Cares Mexico Chairperson and wife of WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, Christiane Manzur, Head of Ratings for WBC Women and WBC Cares Secretary, Mo Noor, WBC Silver Chairman, Michael George and WBC Team from Mexico and Los Angeles. The Convention kicked off with an inauguration ceremony where all in attendance dressed in white bringing in all positive energy as Don Jose Sulaiman loved kicking off conventions. The Champions entered the ceremony accompanied by children who later sang the traditional Convention song, “We Are The World” always a song which gives us hope and brings happiness to our hearts. 
 
After the inauguration ceremony, WBC hosted a panel dialogue session starting off with Ring TV’s Cynthia Conte, Top Prospect Sulem Urbina, Beautiful Brawlers, Blanca Gutierrez, WBC Silver Champion Raja Amasheh, WBC’s Jill Diamond, Malte Mueller and Mo Noor. This session brought on a lot of emotions and fighters opened up to the mic to speak out about their experiences in Boxing. A very healthy, well received dialogue by all. Following that night, was the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony where many fighters and members of the Boxing Community received awards as well as performances by Filipino Traditional dancers. 
 
The following day, WBC held its first mandatories session for women, led by Malte Mueller, Jill Diamond and Mo Noor. Fighters in attendance got the opportunity to speak up and ask for the fights they feel they deserve. One fighter who stood out was Interim WBC World Female Light Flyweight Champion Kenia Enriquez who says she has been waiting over a year to fight for the absolute title and would like to have the opportunity to fight current Champion Yesenia Gomez. 
 
After mandatories we had WBC’s Mo Noor speak about the Clean Boxing Program which will soon be mandatory for women as well. We also had Brenda Andress Founder of SheIS (sheissport.com) give an inspiring, motivating presentation about women empowerment which left fighters and Boxing community in attendance inspired and anxious to join the SheIs movement. Our last speaker was WBC’s Christiane Manzur, wife of WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, who introduced a new program and source of income for all women in Boxing. WBC will provide their first $1,000 of wholesale merchandise which they then sell themselves as official WBC merchandise in their countries to provide extra income. This program is available immediately. Women interested can email laoffice@wbcboxing.com for more information. 
 
Following the meetings WBC Cares visited Father Rocky’s Tuloy sa Don Bosco Street Children Village, this was definitely one of the most memorable moments for all the Champions and those in attendance. The children touched our hearts forever, Champions had tears, smiles and were full of hugs and gifts for the children. WBC Cares donated 100,000 pesos in gifts for the Center as well as gifts for the youth. Father Rocky recently received the Humanitarian of the Year Award for changing the lives of thousands of children for the las thirty five years. Educating then, showing them trades of jobs, but most importantly showing them love and kindness can change the world.
 
That evening WBC held its traditional talent show where we saw amazing skills from fighters and so many in attendance. One fighter who stood out with her amazing voice was WBC World Female Super Middleweight Champion, Franchon Crews-Dezurn who called out World Welterweight Champion Shawn Porter who recently showed his singing skills in Ukraine. Hopefully next year we can have a sing off between the Champions! 
 
On the last day of the convention, we took a trip down to Corregidor Island, a National Shrine in the Philippines where we learned so much history about the Filipinos in World War II. It was a full day of companionship and learning for all. 
 
Lastly that night was the Luau and Awards. A beautiful dinner at the Sofitel Hotel right on the beach, with great music and beautiful words by many, ending in a great Fireworks Show.
 
Overall, this convention showed us all Women in Boxing are making moves forward, gradually but firm. Women empowering other women is what the sport of Boxing needs. Another thing is even if people are from different countries and culture, when we are together for a great cause, we are one family. 
 
I leave you with these words from WBC’s Jill Diamond and we hope to see you all at the next convention.
 
” This inclusive convention was beyond expectations. The graciousness of the Games and Amusement Board and the Philippines won our hearts. This is just the beginning of a long journey and the time is right. It’s about people. All people. And our pledge to rise together, not just for our WBC women athletes, but for all athletes who have earned the privilege of respect and fairness in their lives and careers. They give so much. Now its time for us to give back. ” – Jill Diamond, WBC Women’s Championship Committee Co-Chair, WBC Cares Chairperson, WBC International Secretary
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TITO ORTIZ KNOCKS OUT CHUCK LIDDELL IN THIRD INSTALLMENT OF HISTORIC RIVALRY

Nov 27, 2018
TITO ORTIZ KNOCKS OUT CHUCK LIDDELL IN THIRD INSTALLMENT OF HISTORIC RIVALRY
 
DERON WINN SHINES WITH UNANTITO ORTIZ KNOCKS OUT CHUCK LIDDELL IN THIRD INSTALLMENT OF HISTORIC RIVALRYIMOUS DECISION VICTORY AGAINST TOM LAWLOR IN CO-MAIN EVENT
 
SATURDAY, NOV. 24, 2018 AT THE FORUM IN INGLEWOOD, CALIF.
(ABOVE: Tito Ortiz lands a right hand en route to a first-round knockout win 
against Chuck Liddell on Nov. 24 at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.)
 
Photos Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
 
INGLEWOOD, CALIF. (Nov. 24, 2018): Tito Ortiz (20-12-1) of Huntington Beach, Calif. scored a first-round knockout victory against Chuck Liddell (21-9) of San Luis Obispo, Calif. in the third installment of their historic trilogy in front of 7,839 fans at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Ortiz dropped Liddell with a hard right hand and forced the referee to halt the fight after landing several more unanswered punches at 4:24 of the first round of their light heavyweight battle.
“Woooooo! I want to give a shout out to my son Jacob, who I talked to on the phone – to my son Jesse, Jr. too,” said Tito Ortiz. “I want you to know that dad loves you! I was so happy to get inside the ring. You know how much your dad works. I stopped him [Chuck]! I wanted this test! It just shows you don’t take 8 years off and walk into my cage. Chuck, thank you for taking this fight. You pushed me so hard for all of these years and you made me work hard. I appreciate you. You are a real champ.”
“I wouldn’t have made this comeback if I didn’t feel like I was in great shape,” said Chuck Liddell. “I made a mistake. I got caught. I came to give my best show. There are no excuses. I wanted to give my best performance, but I came up short. I’m going to have to sit back and really think about what’s next.”
 
Light heavyweight Deron Winn (5-0) of Liberty City, Missouri went the distance and defeated Tom Lawlor (10-7) of Fall River, Massachusetts via three-round unanimous decision in the co-main event. Winn won with three scores of 30-27.
“I just want to let LA know – mark your calendars. This is the day you witnessed a star be born. I really wanted to show off my power tonight,” said Deron Winn. “Tom is a vet – he can run his mouth – but he’s a tough fighter. For a guy like me, I knew I had to connect my punches to knock him out. After I landed a couple, I realized I was going to have to rumble with him. Oscar – I’m a free agent man!”
 
Glesion Tibau (30-14) of Coconut Creek, Florida was victorious against Efrain Escudero (28-14) of Temple, Arizona via unanimous decision with three scores of 29-28 in a catchweight battle held at 160 pounds.
“We were fighting one tough guy in there. It was really good matchmaking,” said Glesion Tibau. “In the last round my couch screamed out – go and get that take down! I want to let Oscar De La Hoya know I am here!”
 
Ricardo Palacios (11-1) of Mission, Texas scored a first round KO win against Waleel Watson (13-12) of San Diego, Calif. in a catchweight fight originally scheduled for three rounds. Palacios KO’d Watson at 3:56 of the aforementioned round.
“People don’t know how many obstacles you have to deal with to get to this point. I get all sentimental because some people don’t understand how hard it is to live this life. But I have no excuses – I came to do my job,” said Ricardo Palacios. “I didn’t get a chance to watch any of his [Watson] videos to prepare, I just knew he was a bit lanky. At my gym we have great Southpaws and Muay Thai fighters that helped me get ready. I’m ready to go home and spend time with my three little ones.”
 
James Barnes (11-3) of Los Angeles, Calif. defeated Albert Morales (7-5-1) of Los Angeles, Calif. by submission via arm bar in the third round with time of 4:09 for a three-round bantamweight fight.
 
“I thought I would finish him earlier honestly – he came at me like an amateur. He was intimidated by me.  I can’t wait to go back to Team Crush to get the next one. I just want to fight the top talent – I want to be tested and pushed to the limit,” said James Barnes.
Jay Silva (11-9) of Huntington Beach, Calif. stopped Oscar Cota (8-2) of Mexicali, Mexico via technical submission at 2:15 of the third round and final round of a bantamweight battle.
“Oscar [Cota] was weak! I just left a massacre inside the cage,” said Jay Silva. “I am so happy with my win – I just want to keep on fighting. I want Oscar De La Hoya to keep putting together MMA fights so that I can keep impressing him.”
 
Fernie Garcia (5-0) of Dallas, Texas scored a first-round submission win against Joe Roye (1-6) of St. Louis, Missouri in a featherweight fight originally scheduled for three rounds. Garcia submitted Roye with a rear naked choke at 2:48 of the aforementioned round.
“It was a short night, as expected. Most of my professional fights have been ending like this,” said Fernie Garcia. “I’ve been training with the best world class team in Texas – Coach Sayif has been working wonders with me. I feel unstoppable.”
 
Francisco Estrada (1-0) of St. Louis, Missouri defeated Jose Huerta (2-3) of Bell Gardens, California by submission via rear naked choke in a catchweight bout originally scheduled for three rounds. The fight was stopped at 2:47 of the second round.
“I got caught in the middle of a little adversity, but I wasn’t really hurt. Honestly, it turns me on being caught in tough situations. I knew I was coming in with a little less experience with it being my pro-debut, but I knew I just had to be patient,” said Francisco Estrada. “I’m reppin’ Fillmore! All I had to do was wait for the right moment to move in with the squeeze.”
Johnny Cisneros (12-6) of Laguna Niguel, Calif. defeated Dave Terrell (7-9) of Las Vegas, Nevada via unanimous decision with three scores of 30-26 in a catchweight bout.
“It is freaking amazing to take home this win! I am extremely humbled and honored to take part in the first-ever MMA card that Golden Boy has put together,” said Johnny Cisneros. “I hope that they choose me to be on their cards in the future. My opponent was HUGE – but I was confident with my training and worked with much bigger guys in the gym in preparation for this.”
Joseph Henle (11-4-1) of Ventura, Calif. stopped Keith Berry (15-14-1) of Temecula, Calif. in the first round by submission via rear naked choke in a catchweight fight originally scheduled for three rounds.
Joshua Jones (8-3) of Long Beach, Calif. defeated Craig Wilkerson (7-5) of Newport Beach, Calif. via unanimous decision in a three-round welterweight fight. Jones won with three scores of 30-26.
The night started with a series of amateur bouts with state titles on the line for each fight.
Noah Christy (5-1) of Huntington Beach, Calif. defeated Casey Smith (4-3) of Costa Mesa, Calif. via unanimous decision with scores of 29-28, 30-26, 30-26 in a three-round middleweight bout.
 
Josh Wang Kim (15-1) of San Diego, Calif. stopped Johnny Robles (7-3) of Downey, Calif. via TKO in the second round with a time of 1:56 in a featherweight bout originally scheduled for three rounds.
 
Mary Almario (4-1) of Stanton, Calif. scored a three-round unanimous decision win against Tyler Schafer (3-2) of San Diego, Calif. All judges scored it 29-28 for Almario in this flyweight bout.
 
John Wang Kim (15-1) of San Diego, Calif. beat Mauro Gutierrez (6-3) of San Clemente, California via split decision in a three-round bantamweight bout. One judge scored the fight 28-29 for Gutierrez, while two others scored it the same for Kim.
 
Julianna Miller (8-0) of Alpine, California defeated Sidney Trillo (2-1) of Anaheim, California via unanimous decision in a three-round strawweight battle with scores of 29-28, 29-28, and 29-27.
Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 was a three-round light heavyweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Fred Loya Insurance, FITE.TV and Casa Mexico Tequila. The fights took place on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
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  Dmitry Bivol defeats Jean Pascal   

Nov 27, 2018

 

  Dmitry Bivol defeats Jean Pascal

(Atlantic City, NJ) – Dmitry Bivol of St. Petersburg, Russia (14-0, 11 KOs) defeated former champion Jean Pascal of Montreal, Canada (33-6-1, 20 KOs) in a hard fought unanimous decision to retain his WBA Light Heavyweight Title. Judges scored it 119-109 on two cards and 117-111 on the third.

Early in the fight, Bivol’s powerful right hook found a home, repeatedly hitting Pascal and knocking him too off balance to counter punch. Once Bivol saw he could deliver, he became even more aggressive, delivering punches to the body and leaving Pascal will little to offer.

Pascal’s devoted Canadian fans did their best to cheer on their champion. He found a little success in Round 4 landing a few solid punches, but Bivol remained in control of the fight, continue to win rounds.

Dmitry Bivol delivered impressive power combinations against Jean Pascal. Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events

The former champion decided to marshal all his energy for one final flurry to start the eighth round. Pascal successfully landed several solid punches including a terrific right counterpunch as Bivol responded. But the clock was ticking and Pascal’s fatigue slowly began to build as Bivol wore him down, but he kept coming forward and trading punches with Bivol, thrilling fans at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Etess Arena in Atlantic City.

As Bivol and Pascal worked toward the final bell, Bivol unleashed one last effort, wobbling but not stopping Pascal. The contest went to the judges’ scorecards, with Bivol winning by scores of 119-109 on two cards, and 117-111 on the third.

“Every time we shoot for a knockout,” said Bivol. “I try to show my boxing skills also. I hope everyone was happy with the fight, and I thank everyone for coming out to watch.
“(Pascal) used his experience and he was powerful in this fight. I used all of my skills to win this fight,” added Bivol.
“Bivol is a great young champion and I take my hat off to him as the top guy at light heavyweight,” said Pascal following the fight. “I was focused and prepared for this challenge, and I gave it my all, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough for me tonight.
“Now I will go back to Montreal with my head held high, enjoy some time with my family, and then after I take some time off I will sit down with (manager) Greg Leon and the rest of my team to see what’s next.”
“I’m ready to fight Alvarez, Kovalev, or Jack,” says Dmitry Bivol.
Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events

What does Bivol’s future hold in one of boxing’s most competitive divisions? He has made no secret of wanting to unify the division. “I’m ready to fight (Eleider) Alvarez, (Sergey) Kovalev, or (Badou) Jack. Let’s make the fight,” said Bivol. But he didn’t limit himself to the champions. “Now I’m ready to fight everyone. Either light heavyweight or super middleweight,” said Bivol, who says he can make the 168 pound limit for the right opponent

Murodjon Ahkmadaliev retained his WBA Intercontinental Super Bantamweight Title by ninth round TKO over Isaac Zarate. Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events

In the co-main event, Murodjon “MJ” Ahkmadaliev of Uzbekistan (5-0, 4 KOs) defeated a determined Issac Zarate of San Pedro, California (16-4-3, 2 KOs) by ninth round TKO, retaining his WBA Intercontinental Super Bantamweight Title.

A decorated amateur and Olympic bronze medal winners now being trained by Joel Diaz, Ahkmadaliev delivers impressive combinations of power punches. He made Zarate eat hard shots to the head and the body round after round from all directions. But Zarate didn’t wobble and kept coming, forcing Ahkmadaliev to keep coming and work hard for the win.

The accumulated punishment from Ahkmadaliev finally convinced referee Eric Dali to step in and stop the fight at 1:17 of the ninth round. Zarate remained on his feet, but was in no position to win and didn’t argue the good call.

“MJ” Ahkmadaliev celebrates his victory. Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events
“It went almost exactly as we thought it would go,” said Ahkmadaliev. “(Zarate) is a crafty and durable fighter and has a lot of experience. I knew I was to going to go in there and knock him out.
“The game plan was to go to the body and wear him down. I knew I was going to take a lot of punches while doing that and to get the job done. I learned a lot of lessons from Zarate. Now, I only want to fight for belts in the future,” said Ahkmadaliev.
Israil “The Dream” Madrimov had a dream pro debut, beating Vladimir Hernandez by sixth round TKO. Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Israil “The Dream” Madrimov of Uzbekistan (1-0, 1 KO) put on an impressive display of power punching  against Vladimir Hernandez of Durango, Mexico (10-3, 6 KOs) to win his professional debut by sixth round TKO. He won many new fans with his flashy. performance.

Madrimov scored a knockdown in Round 3, but Hernandez survived the round. Bleeding from a cut over the right eye, referee Harvey Dock kept a close watch on Hernandez, who continued to hang tough as Madrimov delivered accurate power shots from both right and left. Fans in the Etess Arena crowd came to its feet several times for Madrimov during the exciting action.

Dock finally decided Hernandez was too brave for his own good, and stopped the bout at 1:24 of round six. Madrimov picks up the vacant WBA Regional Super Welterweight title for his efforts.

“It was a debut for the title. The only time it happened in boxing history (before this) was (Vasyl) Lomachenko who fought for a title in his first fight,” said Madrimov. “I’m very pleased. The game plan was to do exactly what I did. I want to make history in boxing, and today was my first step.” Of his opponent Hernandez, Madrimov said, “I wasn’t surprised, we knew he is a very tough guy. When we kill the body, the head will fall.”

Israil Madrimov celebrates his victory. Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events

A decorated amateur who won the best boxer of the World Series of Boxing in 2017, and a gold medal at the 2018 Asian Olympic Games at middleweight, the 23-year-old Madrimov fought an unusual 10-round bout against a seasoned opponent for his first fight as a pro. Madrimov showed off his gymnastic skills with a roundoff and back somersault to celebrate his win.

Shakhram Giyasov delivered a first round TKO of Miguel Zamudio on Saturday. Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Shakhram Giyasov of Uzbekistan (6-0, 5 KOs) wasted no time introducing himself to his opponent, Miguel Zamudio of Sinaloa, Mexico (41-12-1, 25 KOs), scoring a first round stoppage after two vicious knockdowns to remain undefeated. Referee David Fields called a halt to the bout at 2:41 of the round. Giyasov celebrated with a leap in the ring, and stopped for a selfie with his many fans who came to support him on his way out of the ring. It was Giyasov’s sixth fight of 2018.

“We watched the opponent a lot, we knew he was a serious opponent. He has almost 50 professional fights,” said Giyasov. “But we worked on certain things that worked in this fight. I was glad to defeat such a good and experienced opponent. I’m ready for any fight that is given to me, I’m ready for anything in the next fight.”

Sergiy “The Russian Bear” Kuzmin wins by sixth round TKO against LaRon Mitchell. Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events
 
Sergiy Kuzmin of St. Petersburg, Russia (14-0, 11 KOs) stopped a determined but overwhelmed LaRon Mitchell of San Francisco, California (16-2, 14 KOs) with a sixth round TKO. The “Russian Bear” retains his WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight Title with the victory. Kuzmin scored four knockdowns across three different rounds. Mitchell got to his feet and soldiered on every time, but referee Eddie Claudio decided Mitchell had taken enough punishment at 2:37 of the sixth round.
“The fight was great, the fight went very good, as we planned,” said Kuzmin. Kuzmin said of Mitchell, “He was exciting, but he was more surprised by my punches.” Kuzmin says he will rest a little bit, “then get ready for the next fight, go to training camp and train, train, train.”
Logan Yoon of Honolulu scores a fifth round TKO over Hamzah Sempewo of Uganda to remain undefeated. Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events
In his Atlantic City debut, Logan “Korican Kid” Yoon of Honolulu, Hawaii (14-0, 11 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO win over Hamzrah Sempewo of Mulago, Uganda (12-11, 6 KOs) to remain undefeated. The 20-year-old super lightweight knocked Sempewo down twice in the fourth round. After Yoon delivered more punishment, referee Eric Dali called a stop to the fight at 2:39 of the fifth round.
Despite the stoppage, Yoon was a tough grader. “My performance wasn’t the best, I can always do better. But overall, it was OK. I give it a B-minus,” said Yoon. His plans moving forward: “We’re going back to the gym, training hard, and whatever knowledge we get from God, my manager, and my father, and from inside, that’s what we’ll do.”
Karl Dargan scores a first round knockdown of Moises Delgadillo on the road to a unanimous decision win. Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events
Karl “Dynamite” Dargan of Philadelphia (19-1, 9 KOs) notched his second victory since returning to the ring, winning by unanimous decision over Moises Delgadillo of Guadalajara, Mexico (17-18-2, 9 KOs). Scorecards were all 78-73.
Dargan inflicted the first damage with a straight right to the nose of Delgadillo at the end of the first round, scoring a knockdown at the bell. Delgadillo came out for round two and displayed his toughness as the pair continued to circle and trade through the end of their eight round lightweight bout.
Dargan said he’d hoped for a better performance. “My performance, it was OK, but not what I expected. I felt good, but I didn’t perform like I felt. Most important thing, he didn’t win and I did.” Dargan says he will make adjustments for his next fight. “It’s not anything I really have to change. Just things that need to be tuned up,” explained Dargan.
Evgeny Tischenko (right) scores a second round TKO to remain undefeated over Christian Mariscal. Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Event
Heavyweight prospect and 2016 Rio Olympics gold medalist Evgeny Tishchenko of Russia (3-0, 2 KO) employed a solid body punching attack to lay the foundation for a right hook to the head, stopping Christian Mariscal of Tijuana, Mexico (11-2, 5 KOs) at 1:38 of the second round in the opening bout.
“I’m very pleased, I’m very happy that I had an opportunity to perform on such a big event on HBO Championship Boxing,” said Tishchenko. “One of the last shows, and I am pleased with my performance. I’m hoping to perform many more times here in the United States.”
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DMITRY BIVOL Vence a JEAN PASCAL

Nov 26, 2018

Atlantic City, NJ-Bereavision- Se llevó acabo la pelea de campeonato mundial de boxeo en la categoría de peso semipesado entre DMITRY BIVOL vs JEAN PASCAL.

En el primer round, se vivieron muchas emociones que fue de estudio por parte de los 2 boxeadores. De esta forma comenzó el segundo round BIVOL atacando a su retador por La Corona. PASCAL se defendía caminando por todo el ring, pero VIBOL lanzaba golpes al cuerpo sin ninguna suerte de noquearlo, cansándose. Con mucho esfuerzo PASCAL caminaba para no ser más golpeado y poder mantenerse de pie hasta que un momento de descuido PASCAL le conectó un fuerte derechazo que logró darle un poco de tranquilidad que dejó a su oponente un poco mareado, pero no fue suficiente para tirarlo a la lona. BIVOL se recuperó rápidamente y comenzó de nuevo con más fuerza a atacar a Pascal que al final, la pelea terminó en los 12 rounds donde tuvo que ser decidida por los jueces que determinaron por decision unánime que DMITRY BIVOL se quedaba por tercera vez consecutiva con La Corona de campeonato mundial de la AMB de la categoría peso semipesado.

En esta cartelera también se disputó otro título continental en la categoría de peso pesado, entre SERGEY KUZMIN VS LARON MITCHELL;  donde se vivió una pelea muy disputada durante los asaltos dos y tres. El peleador MITCHELL cayó a la lona en dos ocasiones quedando un poco mal y perdiendo el equilibrio. Pudo recuperarse de los golpes del campeón KUZMIN durante los siguientes dos asaltos pero al llegar al sexto asalto, KUZMIN le dio un gran golpe y envío a MITCHELL a la lona. Así se finalizó este encuentro por knock-out técnico; dejando a Sergey Kuzmin una vez más con el título de campeonato en la categoría de peso pesado.

 

 

 

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