Jul 5, 2019


Vergil Ortiz Jr. and Antonio Orozco face off at their Los Angeles roundtable ahead of their 12-round fight, which will take place in Grand Prairie, Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN)

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LOS ANGELES (July 2, 2019): Rising knockout artist Vergil Ortiz Jr. (13-0, 13 KOs) and former world title challenger Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (28-1, 17 KOs) hosted a Los Angeles media roundtable at El Cholo Restaurant today to discuss their upcoming fight for the WBA Gold Welterweight Title. The fight will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10 at The Theatre at Grand Prairie in Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN.  Below is what today’s participants had to say at the roundtable: VERGIL ORTIZ JR., Welterweight Contender:“This will be an action-packed fight. There is no way that this fight will be boring. We are two warriors of Mexican descent. It’s going to be an explosive fight. There will never be a dull moment in the ring. My opponent Antonio Orozco has a good record and he’s tough I’ve seen him fight before. He’s definitely a tough guy, a very explosive puncher and very strong. But so am I. It’s going to be a real good fight.” “If I were to describe myself, it would be that I adjust. I use my head more than my muscles. There’s a lot of fighters who go in just throwing bombs, and it doesn’t look good. If you want to look good, you have to use your brain. You have to place your punches right, and that’s who I am.” “It means a lot to fight in Grand Prairie. I’ve never fought in my hometown before. I fought in the Cowboys stadium, but that’s not the same as my hometown.” “I believe that Antonio can handle my power because he’s coming up from 140 to 147, just like I did. We’ve never seen him fight at 147, so he might get bigger. When you’re bigger, you can handle more power than when you were smaller. This guy has been in the ring with some tough opponents, and I don’t see a reason he couldn’t handle my power. I feel like this very well might go the distance, and honestly I hope it does. I really need the experience because I’m getting close to that world title shot. I’m not looking too ahead, but if this title shot happens, then I need all the experience I can get.”
ANTONIO OROZCO, Welterweight Contender:
“It’s exciting. It’s going to give a lot to talk about. It’s going to be a fight that’s going to bring everything to the table. It’s been a great year for boxing, and it’s about to get better. ” “Vergil Ortiz is a tremendous fighter. Obviously he likes to fight. He likes to get in there and make himself known.” “This fight is very big. This fight can open the door to bigger opportunities, perhaps another world title shot. It’s a very important fight, and I’m looking forward for whatever comes next.”  “I expect him to come. I expect him to come with everything that he has. I’ve seen his fights. That’s the way he likes to come in. He’s a heated fighter and we’re expecting that from Vergil.” “It is a dangerous fight. Every fight is dangerous, and every fight can be your last one. Let’s not jump to conclusions. Let’s see what happens.” Ortiz vs. Orozco is a 12-round fight for the WBA Gold Welterweight Title presented by Golden Boy. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10 at The Theatre at Grand Prairie in Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN

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Carl Frampton-Emmanuel Dominguez Headlines Philly Throwdown LIVE on ESPN+

Jul 5, 2019
August 10: Carl Frampton-Emmanuel Dominguez Featherweight Clash Headlines Philly Fight Night LIVE on ESPN+   

 Liacouras Center showdown to stream on ESPN+ starting at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

Tickets starting at $35 on sale now

Carl “The Jackal” Frampton is on the hunt for another world title. Frampton, the former two-division world champion from Belfast, Northern Ireland, will make his first stateside appearance in more than two years in a 10-round featherweight bout against the hard-hitting Emmanuel Dominguez on Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Liacouras Center.
Frampton-Dominguez and a co-feature will stream live on ESPN+ — the industry-leading sports streaming service — beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The entire undercard, including South Philadelphia heavyweight sensation Sonny Conto (3-0, 3 KOs), Philadelphia-born featherweight prospect Donald Smith (9-0, 6 KOs) and Puerto Rican middleweight puncher Edgar Berlanga (11-0, 11 KOs), will stream on ESPN+ starting at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Peltz Boxing, tickets, priced at $100, $55 and $35 (not including applicable fees), are on sale now and can be purchased at the Liacouras Center Box Office and, or by calling Peltz Boxing at 215-765-0922.

“Dominguez is a tall, young, hungry featherweight, so I’ll need to be on my game,” Frampton said. “The premise of an Oscar Valdez fight is dangling in front of me, so I want to go out and show the world that I’ve still got what it takes to be a world champion. Winning is always the most important thing, but I want to do it in style. It’s great to be boxing stateside again. And Philly, in particular, has so much boxing history. I’d like to thank MTK Global and Top Rank for giving me the opportunity. I won’t disappoint.”
“Carl Frampton is already looking ahead to an Oscar Valdez fight, which gives me added motivation,” Dominguez said. “I am not a stepping stone. I am coming to Philadelphia prepared to ruin Carl’s plans.”
Frampton (26-2, 15 KOs), a 10-year pro who compiled more than 100 victories during a standout amateur career, is on the road back to another world title opportunity following his competitive decision loss to IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington last December. Frampton won the IBF junior featherweight world title in 2014 and unified titles against WBA champion Scott Quigg via split decision in February 2016. He upset Leo Santa Cruz to win the WBA super world featherweight title in July 2016 but lost the immediate rematch six months later.

Frampton won three in a row, including an interim world title, before running into Warrington in front of a sold-out Manchester Arena crowd in one of the year’s best fights. With his sights set on Valdez, he must first defeat Dominguez (26-8-2, 18 KOs), a 25-year-old native of Aguascalientes, Mexico, who has won four of his last five, all by knockout.
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Commey retuvo su título al noquear a Beltrán En el evento co-estelar, Adames dominó a Day por decisión unánime

Jul 1, 2019

(Credito de Fotos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)

TEMECULA, Calif (28 de junio del 2019) — El joven campeón llevó al veterano a la escuela. Richard “RC” Commey realizó la primera defensa exitosa de su título mundial peso ligero de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (FIB), derribando al ex campeón mundial Ray Beltrán en cuatro ocasiones en camino a un nocaut en el octavo asalto, ante 2,795 fans en el Pechanga Resort Casino.

“Beltrán demostró por qué fue campeón mundial. Es un gran peleador y lo mostró contra mí esta noche”, dijo Commey. “Estoy feliz de haber completado el trabajo y de haber defendido mi título por primera vez”.

“Parece que Teofimo López es el siguiente, pero primero tiene un trabajo que hacer. Esa sería una gran pelea”.

Fue todo Commey (29-2, 26 KOs) desde la campana de apertura, ya que el nativo de Accra, Ghana, derribó a Beltrán (36-9-1, 22 KOs) un par de veces en el asalto inicial y lo tuvo inmovilizado contra las cuerdas cuando sonó la campana para terminar la primera ronda.

Beltrán tuvo sus momentos en la pelea e incluso pareció lastimar a Commey en algunas ocasiones, pero Commey demostró ser resistente y acabó con Beltrán con una combinación furiosa. Beltrán se puso de pie, pero el árbitro detuvo la pelea.


El invicto contendiente dominicano Carlos “Caballo Bronco” Adames presionó la acción y conectó los golpes más contundentes, y finalmente obtuvo un dominante triunfo por decisión unánime sobre Patrick Day para retener sus títulos súperwelter de la NABF y NABO.

Adames (18-0, 14 KOs) se impuso por puntuaciones de 97-93 (x2) y 98-91, mientras que Day (17-3-1, 6 KOs) vio detenida su racha de seis victorias consecutivas. El fuerte pegador dominicano lastimó y tambaleó a Day en el asalto final, pero Day fue finalmente salvado por la campana final.

Adames, quien había fulimnado a tres oponentes consecutivos al entrar en la pelea, ahora tiene la vista puesta en una oportunidad por el título mundial.

“Esta noche se trataba de conseguir buenos asaltos de trabajo. Escuché a mi entrenador, Robert García”, dijo Adames. “Esta fue mi segunda pelea con él, y se trataba de conseguir buenos asaltos, y lo hicimos. En el último asalto, me dijo que Day estaba listo para irse. Si hubiese tenido un minuto más, creo que lo habría terminado, pero al final, creo que fue una muy buena actuación  de mi parte”.

 • En una sorpresa impactante, Miguel Ángel González (25-4, 22 KOs) noqueó al previamente invicto Saúl “Neno” Rodríguez (23-1-1, 17 KOs) en el tercer asalto de un combate programado a 10 asaltos en el peso súperpluma. González había derribado previamente a Rodríguez con un gancho de izquierda en los primeros segundos del primer capítulo.
• El prospecto de peso ligero Raymond Muratalla (8-0, 6 KOs) fulminó a Agustine Mauras (6-6-3, 3 KOs) en el primer asalto de un combate pogramado a seis asaltos.

• Parecía que Elvis Rodríguez (2-0-1, 2 KOs) estaba en camino a una victoria fácil, pero un choque accidental de cabezas en el primer asalto abrió una gran herida en la frente de Joaquín Chávez (9-18-4). , 2 KOs), y el combate se dictaminó como un empate técnico.

• El prospecto súperpluma Chris “The Boy” Zavala (5-0, 2 KOs) logró una victoria decisión unánime en seis asaltos (60-54 3x) sobre el previamente invicto Prisco Marquez (4-1-1, 1 KO).

• El debut profesional de Dmitry Yun fue triunfante, ya que venció por decisión unánime en cuatro asaltos a José Antonio Meza (6-4, 1 KO) en un combate de peso ligero. 

• El prospecto de peso mediano David Kaminsky mejoró a 5-0 con una decisión unánime en cuatro asaltos sobre Osbaldo González (6-5, 4 KOs). Los tres jueces anotaron el combate 40-36.

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Jul 1, 2019


Photos and VideosPhoto Credit: Janine Garcia/Golden Boy Additional Photos: Stacey Verbeek-Hoganphotos/Golden BoyVideo Credit: Golden Boy 

GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS (June 27, 2019): Rising knockout artist Vergil Ortiz Jr. (13-0, 13 KOs) hosted a press conference at The Epic Theater of The Epic Recreation Center in his hometown of Grand Prairie, Texas to speak about his upcoming 10-round welterweight fight against former world title challenger Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (28-1, 17 KOs). The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10 at The Theatre at Grand Prairie in Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN
Below is what today’s participants had to say at the press conference: 
VERGIL ORTIZ JR., Welterweight Contender:
“I want to acknowledge a great police officer who passed away in earlier in this month. I want to send my condolences to his family. I want to thank Golden Boy. I want to thank all of my friends for agreeing to be on this card. I want to thank my dad and Robert Garcia for training me hard. I want to thank Hector Beltran as well. I want to thank Hector as well for carrying me on Fortnite. This fight is going to be explosive. I can’t express the magnitude of this event and how awesome it is. It’s going to be great fight. I’m proud and excited to be fighting in Grand Prairie.”
ROBERT GARCIA, Trainer of Vergil Ortiz Jr.:
“Texas is like home to us. We always get nothing but support from all of you guys. I’m very excited to be back with your local hero and future star. He is great kid inside and outside out of the ring. When it comes to boxing in the ring, this kid is something special. He’ll be someone this city will be proud of for many years to come. The future for this kid is unbelievable, and this is the start of it. I’m sure one day he’ll be fighting in the big stadiums in the Dallas area.”
ALEX RINCON, Super Welterweight Prospect:
“I’m really excited to put on a show back home. We all have a lot of fans. We really want to show Golden Boy why Texas is the place when it comes to boxing. Thank you to Golden Boy and DAZN.”
GEORGE RINCON, Super Lightweight Prospect:
“I’m really excited to be on this card with fighters I grew up with. I’m really looking forward to August 10. A big shout out to Lamont Roach Sr., who is my manager, and the NoXcuse Boxing Gym. I’m really excited to showcase my skills on this card.”
TRISTAN KALKREUTH, Light Heavyweight Prospect:
“I want to thank Golden Boy, my team, Ronnie Shields and my manager. I also want to tell kids to stay dedicated to what you are doing. I’m 17 years old, and I’m signed to Golden Boy. I’ve been boxing for 8 years. It’s all about working and dedication.”
ROBERT GASPARRI, Chief Operating Officer of Golden Boy:
“We are happy to be returning to this great state of Texas for yet another exciting night of boxing action. Antonio Orozco could not make it today. But he has promised to ruin Vergil Ortiz’s homecoming party and derail his plans to become world champion.
But I spoke to people out here. They think otherwise. In fact, they have a saying out here. They say, “Don’t Mess With Texas!” We expect an explosive fight between two of the best and most talented fighters from the Golden Boy stable.”
Ortiz vs. Orozco is a 10-round welterweight fight presented by Golden Boy. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10 at The Theatre at Grand Prairie in Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN.  Tickets for Ortiz vs. Orozco are on sale and are priced at $125, $75, $50, and $30, plus applicable taxes, fees, and service charges. Tickets can be purchased at,, by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX (888-929-7849), and at The Theatre at Grand Prairie Box Office (Monday -Saturday 11:00 am CT – 3:00 pm CT or 972-854-5076)

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Ray Beltrán y Richard Commey batallarán por título mundial peso ligero

Jul 1, 2019
Ray Beltrán y Richard Commey batallarán por título mundial
peso ligero este viernes por ESPN Deportes 

En vivo por ESPN y ESPN Deportes este viernes
desde el Pechanga Resort Casino en Temecula, California

El choque en 154 libras entre el invicto contendiente dominicano
Carlos Adames y Patrick Day servirá como co-estelar


(Credito de Fotos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank)
TEMECULA, Calif. (26 de junio del 2019) – El camino hacia la supremacía del peso ligero continuará este viernes en el Pechanga Resort Casino cuando el campeón mundial peso ligero de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (FIB) Richard Commey (28-2, 25 KOs) haga la primera defensa de su título contra el ex campeón mundial y guerrero mexicano Ray Beltran (36-8-1, 22 KOs).

Se espera que el ganador del choque Commey vs. Beltrán pelee con el ganador del choque eliminatorio de la FIB del 19 de julio entre el sensacional invicto Teofimo López y el veterano japonés Masayoshi Nakatani. El ganador de este torneo podría posiblemente enfrentar al campeón unificado Vasiliy Lomachenko por los cuatro cinturones de peso ligero a principios del 2020.

Beltrán perdió su título peso ligero de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) ante el boricua José Pedraza en agosto pasado, pero se recuperó al detener al invicto contendiente súperligero Hiroki Okada en febrero.

Commey fulminó a Isa Chaniev en dos asaltos el 2 de febrero en Frisco, Texas, para capturar el título vacante.

En el choque co-estelar, el fuerte pegador dominicano de 154 libras Carlos “Caballo Bronco” Adames (17-0, 14 KOs) defenderá sus cinturones NABO y NABF en una batalla a 10 rondas contra  Patrick Day (17-2-1, 6 KOs).

Esto fue lo que dijeron los combatientes durante la conferencia de prensa final:
Richard Commey

“Ser un campeón del mundo es genial. Regresé a casa y todos me recibieron en el aeropuerto. Fue como una bienvenida de héroe. Fue increíble. Solo le agradezco a Dios por eso”.

“Cada vez que me preparo para una pelea, no trato de noquear a mi oponente. Solo trabajo duro, y siempre el nocaut llega como un bono extra. Mi entrenador principal, Andre Rozier, siempre me lleva al máximo. Mi oponente es un tipo fuerte, un tipo duro, y yo también. Será una buena pelea, pero yo soy el campeón, y voy a quedarme con el cinturón.”

Ray Beltrán

Sobre seguir en la cima del deporte después de casi 20 años como profesional.
“Siento que lo hice de la manera más difícil. Incluso cuando el deporte o el mundo del boxeo no creían en mí, fue cuando tuve que creer en mí mismo. Creo que por eso estoy aquí. La gente dudaba de mí. Creo que hace 10 años, los expertos en boxeo ni siquiera pensaban que yo era un peleador entre los diez primeros. Nadie me dio una oportunidad. Tenía que ir y tomarla, y estoy luchando por otro título mundial. No se trata de si las personas creen en ti. Debes creer en ti mismo”.

“No quiero demostrar nada a nadie. Quiero demostrarme a mí mismo lo que puedo hacer. Me han dudado la mayor parte de mi carrera y no importa lo que haga o lo que logre, nunca es suficiente, así que no estoy preocupado por eso”.

“Vengo de una infancia muy dura. No había esperanza. Nunca me sentí satisfecho con lo que la vida puso delante de mí. El dicho: ‘Si la vida te da limones, haz limonada’. No quiero obtener limones. Quiero obtener lo que quiero de la vida. Esa es mi mentalidad”.

Carlos Adames

“Tuve un muy buen récord amateur. Soy un peleador muy talentoso, y también lo es Patrick Day, pero no hay un luchador vivo que pueda derrotarme en el ring”.

Sobre entrenar con Robert Garcia y agregar un nutricionista a su equipo

“Son un gran equipo. He estado entrenando duro con Robert y Perfecting Athletesen la parte nutricional, pero también tengo mucha confianza en mi talento”.

“La República Dominicana es conocida por tener buenos jugadores de béisbol, pero estoy tratando de hacer saber que el país también tiene buenos boxeadores”.

Patrick Day

“Mi éxito más reciente viene de mi interior, mi hambre, mi deseo. Solo quiero ser grande en algo, no solo en el boxeo sino en la vida. No voy a ser mediocre. Tuve dos derrotas al principio de mi carrera, así que tuve que {mirar dentro} y realmente evaluarme a mí mismo”.

“Esta es una gran oportunidad. Es una oportunidad que he soñado, mi oponente también, y ambos merecemos esta oportunidad. En mi opinión, somos los dos mejores 154 libras del mundo. Estos tipos que tienen los cinturones, son buenos. Parece que Al Haymon realmente tiene sus manos en la división de las 154 libras con todos estos prospectos y campeones, pero estos muchachos aún no han sido evaluados. Hablan a lo grande, tienen el gran ego y son realmente arrogantes, pero ¿qué han hecho? No son peleadores como lo somos Carlos y yo. Vamos a establecer el tono, y vamos a establecer un ejemplo para la división de 154 libras”.

En una promoción de Top Rank, en asociación con DiBella Entertainment, los boletos para este evento de campeonato mundial a un precio de $149, $129, $79, $59 y $29 ya están a la venta y se pueden comprar en línea en, con cargo por teléfono al 800-745 -3000 o en persona en laboletería del Pechanga Resort & Casino.
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Jun 26, 2019


Tickets on Sale Thursday, June 27 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. CT!GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS (June 26, 2019): Rising knockout artist Vergil Ortiz Jr. (13-0, 13 KOs) will return to his hometown of Grand Prairie, Texas to face former world title challenger Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (28-1, 17 KOs) in a 10-round main event in the welterweight division. The card will be utterly stacked with Golden Boy prospects and contenders, most of whom are from the Lone Star State.The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10 at The Theatre at Grand Prairie in Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN. “In his fight against Mauricio Herrera, Vergil Ortiz Jr. went from being the very best prospect in boxing to a serious contender in just three rounds,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “Ortiz has dynamite in both hands as shown by the way he easily handled Herrera, who had never been stopped before in his career. On the other hand, Antonio Orozco has the capabilities to ruin Ortiz’s homecoming party as he is one of the best contenders to come out of the 140-pound division. Fans can expect a crazy fight for as long as it lasts, so don’t miss it either in person or live on DAZN. We’ll also be presenting a full card of our prospects and contenders from the Texas area, so it will be a complete night of action!” Since debuting as a professional in 2016, Ortiz Jr. has never heard the final bell of a fight, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be hearing it anytime soon. Ortiz Jr., who has his roots in Michoacan, Mexico, will return after a stunning third-round knockout victory against Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera in the co-main event of Canelo vs. Jacobs. Ortiz Jr. is excited to headline in his hometown for the very first time against a very tough challenge in Orozco. “This will mean a lot to me,” said Ortiz Jr. “This is my first time fighting in my hometown, so this is very special to me. I know Antonio Orozco. Since I had about three professional fights, I kind of knew that we’d be facing each other at some point. He definitely is a tough fighter. He only has one loss, which was against Jose Carlos Ramirez, a world champion. It will be a tough fight. They don’t call him ‘Relentless’ for nothing. The fans are going to win in this fight. I have a lot of supporters in Texas, especially in my hometown, and they have been wanting to watch me fight. I know there will be a lot of people talking about it, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a full house.” Orozco is a 31-year-old contender who has defeated the likes of KeAndre “The Truth” Gibson, Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto and Emanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor. The native of San Diego, Calif. participated in his first world title opportunity against WBC Super Lightweight Champion Jose Carlos Ramirez in September 2018. Though unsuccessful, Orozco demonstrated his toughness, and he promises to return to title contention if successful against Ortiz Jr. “My manager called me and offered me this fight,” said Orozco. “As soon as I heard the name, I didn’t hesitate. This is a big opportunity to showcase my skills and my Mexican style. Honestly, I’m ready to derail the dreams of Vergil Ortiz Jr. On August 10, I will remind everyone why I deserve another shot at the title.”Hector “El Finito” Tanajara (17-0, 5 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas will defend his USNBC Lightweight Title in a 10-round clash. Joshua “The Professor” Franco (15-1-1, 7 KOs), the unified NABF and WBA International Bantamweight Champion of San Antonio, Texas, will defend his titles in a 10-round fight.Alex Rincon (6-0, 5 KOs), the hard-hitting southpaw of Dallas, Texas, will fight in a six-round battle.Travell “Black Magic” Mazion (14-0, 12 KOs) of Austin, Texas will participate in an eight-round super welterweight clash.George Rincon (6-0, 3 KOs) of Dallas, Texas will return in a six-round super lightweight battle.Newly-signed Golden Boy prospect Tristan Kalkreuth of Duncanville, Texas will make his professional debut in a four-round light heavyweight fight. Opponents for this card will be announced shortly.
Ortiz vs. Orozco is a 10-round welterweight fight presented by Golden Boy. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10 at The Theatre at Grand Prairie in Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN.  

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Cambio de rival para Shakur Stevenson el 13 de julio en Newark

Jun 26, 2019

 Cambio de rival para Shakur Stevenson el 13 de julio en Newark

Los combates Stevenson vs.Manzanilla y Joshua Greer Jr.vs. Nikolai Potapov serán televisados por ESPN y ESPN Deportes a partir de las 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT

Las peleas preliminares se transmitirán en vivo por ESPN+ a las 7 p.m. ET / 4p.m. PT


NEWARK, N.J. (25 de junio del 2019) — El nativo de Newark y ex medallista olímpico, Shakur Stevenson, se graduó de co-estelar a atracción principal, y regresará a su ciudad natal por primera vez como profesional cuando enfrente al ex retador al título mundial Franklin Manzanilla en una pelea de 10 asaltos de peso pluma el sábado 13 de julio en el Prudential Center.

Manzanilla reemplaza al oponente original Hairon Socarras, quien abandonó la pelea.

Los combates Stevenson vs. Manzanilla y el choque eliminatorio peso gallo de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (FIB) entre el invicto contendiente Joshua Greer Jr. y Nikolai Potapov serán televisados ​​en vivo por ESPN y ESPN Deportes a partir de las 10:30 p.m. ET / 7: 30 p.m. PT

Las peleas preliminares se transmitirá en vivo por ESPN+, el servicio líder de transmisión de múltiples deportes, a partir de las 7 p.m. ET

En una promoción de Top Rank, los boletos con un precio de $100, $75, $50 y $25 (sin incluir las tarifas aplicables) ya están a la venta y se pueden comprar en, por teléfono llamado al 800-745-3000 y en persona en la boletería del Prudential Center. “No importa a quien enfrente. Estoy listo para darle un gran espectáculo a mi ciudad natal”, dijo Stevenson. “Newark saldrá con toda su fuerza, y sé que una victoria el 13 de julio me acercará más a una oportunidad por el título mundial, que es mi objetivo final”.

“Batallé por un título mundial contra Rey Vargas en mi última pelea, y dejé escapar esa oportunidad”, dijo Manzanilla. “Contra Shakur, no quiero que eso me vuelva a pasar. Será un honor estar en el cuadrilátero con un atleta olímpico en un escenario tan grande. Estoy inspirado para dar a los fanáticos un gran espectáculo y arruinar la fiesta”.
Stevenson (11-0, 6 KOs), el contendiente No. 1 de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), regresó de los Juegos Olímpicos de Río 2016 como uno de los mejores prospectos del deporte. Se graduó de prospecto a estatus de contendiente en el 2018, eliminando al contendiente de larga data Viorel Simion en un asalto en el evento co-estelar televisado por ESPN en la cartelera de Terence Crawford ante Jose Benavídez en Omaha, Nebraska. Stevenson brilló en la cartelera Crawford-Amir Khan el 20 de abril en el Madison Square Garden, dominando al ex retador al título mundial Christopher “Pitufo” Díaz en 10 asaltos.

Manzanilla (18-5, 17 KOs) es un fuerte pegador colombiano que hizo su debut en Estados Unidos a principios de este año cuando desafió al invicto campeón súpergallo del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB), Vargas. Derribó a Vargas en el segundo asalto de una pelea dura, y finalmente cayó por una decisión unánime. Manzanilla posee una victoria por nocaut técnico en el 2018 sobre el ex campeón súpergallo del CMB, Julio Ceja, y solo ha sido noqueado una vez como profesional. 
Las peleas preliminares se transmitirán por ESPN+ e incluirán las siguientes peleas:
• Vijender Singh, medallista de bronce olímpico en el 2008 para India y el único medallista de boxeo olímpico en la historia de su país, se enfrentará a Mike Snider (13-5-3, 8 KOs) en una pelea de ocho asaltos de peso súper mediano. Singh peleó por última vez en diciembre del 2017 y espera acercarse a una oportunidad por el título mundial con un fuerte final de año.
• El invicto pegador boricua Joseph “Blessed Hands” Adorno (12-0, 10 KOs), verá acción en una pelea de ocho asaltos ante el veterano dominicano Adriano Ramírez (10-3, 6 KOs). Adorno tiene siete nocauts de primer asaltos en su record.
• Vito Mielnicki Jr. se convertirá en el primer boxeador de Nueva Jersey en convertirse en profesional a la edad de 17 años cuando pelee en un combate a cuatro asalto en peso súperwelter contra Tamarcus Smith (2-2, 2 KOs). Mielnicki recibió una exención especial para convertirse en profesional de la Junta de Control Atlético de Nueva Jersey.

• Julian Rodriguez (16-0, 10 KOs) regresará de un descanso de casi dos años para pelear contra Hevinson Herrera (24-17-1, 18 KOs) en una pelea de seis asaltos en el peso súperligero. Antes de convertirse en profesional en septiembre del 2013, Rodríguez ganó un título de Golden Gloves en el 2013.
• Josue “The Prodigy” Vargas (13-1, 8 KOs), del Bronx, buscará extender su racha ganadora a ocho contra Manuel López (14-3-1, 7 KOs) en una pelea de ocho asaltos en el peso súperligero.

• John “El Terrible” Bauza (12-0, 5 KOs), el prospecto superligero nacido en Puerto Rico que ahora reside en North Bergen, Nueva Jersey, se enfrentará al veterano mexicano Angel Sarinana (10-8-2, 4 KOs) en un choque a ocho rondas.
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UFC Returns to Newark with Pivotal Welterweight Bout

Jun 26, 2019








LAS VEGAS – UFC® returns to Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. for the first time in three years with a thrilling welterweight contenders’ bout that sees former interim titleholder and No. 2 ranked Colby Covington take on former champion and No. 10 Robbie Lawler. Among the other highly anticipated bouts will be a top-10 light heavyweight clash featuring former title challenger and No. 7 rankedVolkan Oezdemir against hard-hitting No. 9 Ilir Latifi.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN® will air live from the Prudential Center exclusively on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 3, with the prelims kicking off at 12 p.m. ET. on ESPN and in Spanish on the ESPN App.  Doors open at 11 a.m. ET. All UFC live events will also be available in English and Spanish.

Currently riding a six-fight win streak, Covington’s (14-1, fighting out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) last outing saw him secure an impressive decision victory over Rafael Dos Anjos one year ago. A NCAA Division I wrestler known for his relentless pressure, Covington has also netted dominant wins against former title challenger Demian Maia, Dong Hyun Kim and Bryan Barberena. He now aims to take out a former champion en route to earning a shot at the 170-pound belt.

Considered one of the most exciting KO artists in MMA history, Lawler (28-13 1NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) first captured the welterweight championship against Johny Hendricks in late 2014. Lawler then went on to have epic title defenses against Rory MacDonald and Carlos Condit. Lawler has also netted wins over Donald Cerrone, Matt Brown and Josh Koscheck during his career. He now hopes to stop Covington’s momentum and re-assert himself as one of the division’s most dangerous contenders.

A skilled kickboxer with heavy hands, Oezdemir (15-4, fighting out of Fribourg, Switzerland) earned his nickname “No Time” with a pair of rapid-fire knockouts that secured him a light heavyweight title shot in 2017. During his UFC tenure, Oezdemir has netted impressive wins over contenders Ovince Saint Preux, Misha Cirkunov and Jimi Manuwa. He now aims to re-assert himself in the championship picture with yet another highlight-reel finish.

A powerful and gritty grappler, Latifi (15-6 1NC, fighting out of Malmo, Sweden) has proven equally dangerous striking as he is on the mat. The Allstars Training Center standout has utilized relentless pressure to pick up spectacular victories against Ovince Saint Preux, Tyson Pedro and Gian Villante. Latifi now looks to add a former light heavyweight title challenger to his impressive resume to continue his ascent up the 205-pound ladder.

Announced bouts on the card include:

  • In a spectacular clash of lightweight veterans, New Jersey native Jim Miller (30-13 1NC, fighting out of Sparta, N.J.) locks horns with Clay Guida (35-15, fighting out of Johnsburg, Ill.)
  • Talented finisher Joaquim Silva (11-1, fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil) aims to put on another show-stealing performance against streaking Nasrat Haqparast (10-2, fighting out of Hamburg, Germany)
  • No. 8 ranked flyweight contender Jordan Espinosa (13-5 1NC, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) looks to keep his momentum going against No. 12 Matt Schnell (13-4, fighting out of Shreveport, La.)
  • No. 8 ranked Lauren Murphy (10-4, fighting out of Glendale, Ariz.) faces No. 12 Mara Romero Borella (13-5 1NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla. by way of Ponte dell’Olio, Italy) in a clash of women’s flyweight contenders
  • Dana White’s Contender Series signeeAntonina Shevchenko (7-1, fighting out of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) looks to put on a striking clinic against gritty Lucie Pudilova (8-4, fighting out of Pribram, Czech Republic) in a battle of flyweight prospects
  • Trevin Giles (11-1, fighting out of Houston, Tex.) takes on Gerald Meerschaert (28-11, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) in an exciting middleweight bout
  • Hard-hitting light heavyweights throw down when Darko Stosic (13-2, fighting out of Belgrade, Serbia) faces Kennedy Nzechukwu (6-1, fighting out of Dallas, Tex.)
  • Ramazan Emeev (18-3, fighting out of Makhachkala, Russia) goes for his eighth consecutive win against submission ace Claudio Silva (13-1, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Scott Holtzman (12-3, fighting out of Knoxville, Tenn.) hopes to return to the win column when he squares off with battle-tested Dong Hyun Ma (16-9, fighting out of Busan, South Korea)

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Ryan Walsh-Lewis Paulin and Ohara Davies-Miguel Vazquez LIVE on ESPN+

Jun 25, 2019
Ryan Walsh-Lewis Paulin and Ohara Davies-Miguel Vazquez LIVE on ESPN+ Friday, June 28    

Scheduled four-bout stream from London’s York Hall set to begin at 3 p.m. ET/ 12 p.m. PT
(June 24, 2019) — British featherweight champion Ryan Walsh will make the sixth defense of his title in a 12-round showdown against the unbeaten Lewis Paulin on the latest edition of #MTKFightNight Friday, June 28 at York Hall in London.
In the 10-round super lightweight co-feature, loquacious contender Ohara “Two Tanks” Davies will take on former lightweight world champion Miguel Vazquez.
Walsh-Paulin and Davies-Vazquez will headline a scheduled four-bout stream on ESPN+ — the leading multi-sport streaming service — beginning at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT.
Walsh (23-2-2, 11 KOs) has held the British featherweight title since 2015, when he edged Samir Mouneimne by split decision to win the vacant belt. He is unbeaten in three bouts — all defenses of the British title — since losing a split decision in October 2016 to Dennis Ceylan for the vacant European featherweight title. Paulin (12-0, 3 KOs), from Edinburgh, Scotland, is taking a massive step up in class, as he has only two wins against foes with winning records. He is two fights removed from winning the Scottish featherweight title via decision against then-unbeaten Stephen Tiffney.
Davies (18-2, 14 KOs) turned pro in 2014 following a brief amateur career and became one of Great Britain’s leading prospects following a 15-0 start to his pro career. He stumbled in a bid for the Commonwealth super lightweight title against Josh Taylor, suffering a pair of knockdowns en route to a seventh-round stoppage loss. Davies rebounded with a trio of wins before dropping a competitive decision to Jack Catterall last October.
Vazquez (41-7, 15 KOs), from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, famously lost a split decision to Canelo Alvarez in his professional debut in 2006. In August 2010, he won the vacant IBF world lightweight title with a unanimous decision over Ji Hoon Kim. He would go on to defend the title six times before dropping a razor-thin split decision to Mickey Bey in September 2014. He is 7-3 since losing the world title, most recently upsetting Ghislain Maduma by split decision in Maduma’s adopted hometown of Montreal.
Friday’s stream will also include:In a 10-round showdown featuring a pair of unbeaten super lightweights, Daniel “Danny Darko” Egbunike (4-0, 3 KOs) will take on Martin McDonagh (5-0, 0 KOs).
 Former European super lightweight champion and recent world title challenger Anthony Yigit (23-1-1, 8 KOs) will fight Siar Ozgul (15-3, 3 KOs) in an eight-rounder.
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WBC Female World Champion Eva Wahlstrom defends her super featherweight title

Jun 25, 2019


LAS VEGAS (June 17, 2019) – Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions will give away the house August 2 nd on another installment of RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS®, offering free admission to its loyal fanbase, at the famed Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
World Boxing Council (WBC) female World super featherweight champion Eva Wahlstrom(22-1-1, 3 KOs), fighting out of Finland, will headline in a 10-round bout against challengerYareli “Chocolita” Larios (13-2-1, 3 KOs), of Mexico.
“We want to give back to the Las Vegas boxing community because RJJ Boxing started and remains based here in the boxing capital of the world,” RJJ Boxing CEO/co-founderKeith Veltre explained. “What better way to do it than to headline the card with a world title bout? There will be a very limited number of ringside seats on sale. All other tickets will be FREE! This is our way of saying thank you to Las Vegas boxing fans for their tremendous loyalty to RJJ Boxing the past five-plus years.”
Fans can register online to receive their free tickets, by going to and following instructions.
RJJ Boxing co-founder and living legend Roy Jones, Jr. will host a meet-and-great for ticket holders prior to the fights.
Former European champion Wahlstrom captured her WBC female World super featherweight title in 2015, when she won a 10-round decision over Natalia Vanesa del Valle Aguirre. She followed with four successful title defenses to date, all by way of 10-round decisions, versus Dahiana Santana (35-7), Anahi Esther Sanchez (14-0), Mayra Alejandra Gomez (18-5) and Melissa St. Vil (10-2-4).
Last December, Wahlstrom traveled outside her native Finland to fight for the first time as a professional, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, moving up in weight to challenge undefeated IBF/WBA lightweight champion Katie Taylor (11-0), the 2012 Olympic and 5-time AIBA World Amateur Championships gold medalist from Ireland. Wahlstrom extended Taylor, now 14-0 (6 KOs) and undisputed world lightweight champion, the full 10-round distance, albeit in a losing effort.
She returns to America for her second pro fight, as well as her fifth WBC world title defense.
“When I found boxing as a 15-year-old,” Wahlstrom explained, “Roy Jones Jr. was the first boxer I watched and who I was inspired by. It feels almost unreal that over 20 years later he wants to sign me, but maybe that is the reward for two decades of hard work. I’m very thankful for this opportunity. I’ve had a few dreams during my career and fighting in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, is one of them.
“It has been a tricky road to arrange this fight and I would like to thank Natlyn Jones(Roy’s wife), who has fought for me and this fight, regardless of setbacks or obstacles. To be fighting in the main event of a high-level event like this feels incredible, especially as a woman boxer.
The way Natlyn and RJJ Boxing have shown me trust and loyalty in recent months has also built a foundation for future cooperation.”
Yareli, a former WBC FECOMBOX super featherweight champion, will be fighting outside of her native Mexico for only the second time. In her last fight this past February, Larios lost an eight-round decision in Hinkley, Minnesota, to North American Boxing Federation (NABF) champion Mikaela Mayer (10-4, 4 KOs), a 2016 U.S. Olympian.
I’m excited to meet Yareli Larios,” Wahlstrom said. “She is a young, dangerous opponent who will surely come very well prepared for this title fight. Her father is an ex-WBC champion, so this fight surely has extra importance for their entire team. We must be well prepared for whatever they bring. I wish her all the best for her preparation.”
Scheduled to fight on the Aug. 2nd FREE RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS card in the 10-round, co-feature is undefeated, WBA No. 14-rated junior welterweight Kendo “Tremendo” Casteneda (16-0, 7 KOs), the reigning North American Boxing Association (NABA) champion from San Antonio, Texas.
All fights and fighters are subject to change. Opponents and other fights will soon be announced.
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