Jan 24, 2014


Custer Joins The Freshest Broadcast Team In Sports
Beginning With The Undercard Of Saturday’s Can’t-Miss Showdown
Between World Champion Lamont Peterson & The Dangerous Dierry Jean

NEW YORK (Jan. 24, 2014) – Renowned broadcaster Brian Custer is the new voice of SHOWTIME BOXING on SHOWTIME EXTREME.

The knowledgeable and popular veteran sports broadcaster will take over play-by-play duties alongside expert analyst Steve Farhood and host Brian Kenny beginning with a three-fight SHOWTIME BOXING on SHOWTIME EXTREME telecast preceding the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® doubleheader tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 25, at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C. (live at 7 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME EXTREME followed by 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME).

SHOWTIME BOXING on SHOWTIME EXTEME began in 2011 as a platform to showcase young, up-and-coming prospects in TV-worthy undercard bouts offering fight fans more content and value for their subscription. Custer and Farhood will generally call between two and four undercard fights prior to a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast. Saturday’s matchups feature three undefeated prospects facing tough veteran fighters.

Custer bolsters what has become the freshest broadcast team in sports, a group that is as versatile and experienced as it is vibrant. The Emmy® Award-winning Kenny hosts both SHOWTIME BOXING on SHOWTIME EXTREME and SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING. He orchestrates the conversation of his colleagues with a straight forward approach and a broad perspective of the sports world.

Play-by-play announcer Mauro Ranallo joined SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING from the mixed martial arts arena, where he earned a reputation for delivering the high drama of combat sports with passion and intensity equal to the fierce competition in the ring.

The foremost boxing analyst in the sport today, Al Bernstein received boxing’s most prestigious honor in 2012 when he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall Of Fame. As knowledgeable and opinionated as he is fair and journalistic, Bernstein has chronicled the sport since 1980 and joined SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING as lead color commentator in 2003.

The brightest face in boxing broadcasting, expert analyst Paulie Malignaggi has made a seamless transition from the ring to ringside microphone on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING. Malignaggi speaks virtually the same way he boxes, with speed and precision. Concise, clear and quick-witted, the former world champ and current contender doesn’t pull any punches as he offers the relevant perspective of a fighter who has been on both ends of high-impact, dangerous fights.

Farhood, a renowned boxing historian just recently named to the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame, is one of the most trusted and respected veterans in the business for his conversational style and astute ability to recognize nuanced strategy and style. A former journalist and editor of THE RING Magazine, Farhood has never lost his wonder for the sport, a trait that makes him one of the easiest broadcasters for fans to relate to.

Emmy Award-winning sports reporter Jim Gray always knows what the viewers want to ask. What sets him apart from his peers is that he is not afraid to ask the toughest questions on live television. Reporting for SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING since 1994, Gray is known for his direct and tenacious interview technique, providing viewers a glimpse into the psyche of prizefighters before and after some of the biggest fights of their lives.

Custer, who won an Emmy while at SportsNet New York (SNY) for his work on the network’s documentary “Baseball in Africa: A Diamond in the Rough,” has been a mainstay on SNY since 2006. Experienced in the sweet science, Custer first called the action on SHOWTIME EXTREME on Oct. 26 for the undercard of the Hopkins vs. Murat event and has called fights for the “Broadway Boxing” series since 2009.

Custer hosts numerous shows at SNY, including The WheelHouse and Jets Post Game Live. Prior to joining SNY, Custer worked at CBS-11 in Dallas for eight years as a sports anchor. A fighter outside of the broadcast booth, Custer overcame a battle with prostate cancer in 2013 and was diagnosed cancer-free following a successful surgery last August.

“At SHOWTIME, we’re always striving to deliver the biggest and most significant events in the sport via the highest quality production in our telecasts,” said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports. “One of the key elements of our strategy is to provide viewers with the brightest minds and the freshest voices in sports broadcasting. Brian’s passion, knowledge and experience in boxing make him the perfect fit for our telecast booth.”

The addition of Custer to the announce team is one of the integral production changes Espinoza has overseen since joining SHOWTIME in 2011. With consistently solid matchups, the addition of Kenny, Malignaggi and live undercard fights on SHOWTIME EXTREME, average viewership for SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING has increased more than 60 percent in the past two years.

In tomorrow’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING main event (live on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), Lamont Peterson will defend his IBF Junior Welterweight World Championship against undefeated Canadian contender Dierry Jean. In the co-feature, super welterweight contender Jermell Charlo will face the dangerous, former world title challenger Gabriel Rosado in a 10-round bout at 154 pounds.

In action on SHOWTIME EXTREME (live on SHO EXTREME at 7 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), three-time U.S. Olympian and undefeated bantamweight prospect Rau’Shee Warren will face the more experienced German Meraz in an eight-round bout; hard-hitting lightweight prospect Robert Easter, Jr., will take on veteran Daniel Attah in another eight-rounder; and undefeated middleweight Dominic Wade will square off with Dashon Johnson in a six-round fight.

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Mikey vs Burgos: Conferencia de Prensa Previo al Combate este Sábado 25 de Enero.

Jan 23, 2014

Nueva York, NY. BEREAVISION- Nuestras Cámaras estuvieron presentes en la Conferencia de Prensa que ofreció TOP RANK en el B.B. King Blues Club & Grill de Nueva York. Previo al combate entre Mike Garcia vs Juan Carlos Burgos , Jenning vs Szpilka este sabado 25 de Enero en el famoso teatro de Nueva York. El Madison Square Garden, en vivo por HBO.

Mikey García (33-0, 28 KO) defenderá su título de la OMB peso súper pluma contra Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1-2, 20 KO) en el evento principal de la tarjeta de la noche del sábado de la HBO de la ciudad de Nueva York. En la pelea co-estelar, los pesos pesados ​​Bryant Jennings (17-0, 9 nocáuts) y Artur Szpilka (16-0, 12 KO​​) chocan en una batalla de invictos prospectos.

Burgos viene con mucha hambre de ganarme y de ser campeón, como el otro año quedo empatado, por eso hoy viene con muchas ganas de ganarme pero nos hemos preparado muy bien, hicimos un plan muy bien de trabajo al lado mi papa de mi hermano, una condición tremenda que tenemos, se hizo un campamento de 9 semanas de preparación, estoy listo con mis habilidades y mi experiencia como boxeador las puedo utilizar para vencer este 25 de enero a Burgos.

Todo todo a su tiempo a funcionado para mi dure como dos años para alcanzar un campeonato con Salido, y ahora me toca defender ese titulo con Burgos, yo se, que tengo un buen peleador detrás de mi, pero yo estoy muy bien preparado para defender mi titulo y me lo llevare de regreso para California. “Así lo menciono MIKEY GARCIA ANTE NUESTRAS CAMARAS”.

BereaVision/Nueva York.
David Calderon.
Reportero/fotos: Huriel Bello.
Video: Manuel Mendieta.

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“Canelo”Alvarez vs “Perro”Angulo Frente a Frente

Jan 21, 2014

“Mano a Mano” dio el primer paso en el centro de Los Angeles el martes al mediodia. La promocion para la cartelera que encabezaran Saul “El Canelo Alvarez vs Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo comenzo hoy con una fiesta con mariachi y llena de emocion en una plaza en el centro de Los Angeles.

El Canelo hablo acerca de su ulltima pelea con el mejor boxeador libra por libra en el mundo Floyd “Money” Mayweather. Comento “Fue una gran experiencia para mí, una pelea que me dejó muchísima enseñanza y eso es algo que me va a servir para ganar mis peleas en el futuro. Por ello, estoy entrenando con todo, para volver este 8 de marzo”.

Ademas comento acerca de las cuestiones que todos tienen “¿Porqué el Perro Angulo?” se preguntó a sí mismo el pugilista tapatío, para luego responderse: “Porque es un peleador fuerte, que siempre va hacia el frente, que aguanta, que pega, alguien que viene a pelear. Los aficionados quieren ver una pelea, no a alguien que se la pase corrriendo,” esto dirigido mas que nada hacia su ultima pelea (Mayweather).

La aficion llego con todo el dia de hoy, y lo mas sorprendente fue de que haiga habido mas abucheos para Canelo que gritos de apoyo. Los aficionados del “Perro” llegaron con toda la energia del mundo. Y la aficion mas se prendio cuando Alvarez le comento a “El Perro” que se alegra que haiga salido la gente a apoyarlo pero que los aficionados del tapatio Alvarez son los mejores.

“El Perro” respondio a estas declaraciones diciendo de que eso es una falta de respeto hacia los aficionados, que ningunos aficionados se pueden comparar, y pasivo respondio de que ahora “El Canelo” ya se dio cuenta de que Los Angeles es la ciudad, la casa de “El Perro”

En la misma cartelera, Leo Santacruz (26-0-1, 15 KO), expone por segunda ocasión su cetro súper gallo del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo, frente a Cristian Mijares (49-7-2, 24 KO).

Por su parte, el texano Omar ‘Panterita’ Figueroa (22-0-1, 17 KO) hará la defensa de su título universal de peso ligero del CMB, ante otro miembro de la dinastía Alvarez, Ricardo ‘Dinamita’ Álvarez (23-2-3, 14 KO), hermano mayor del ‘Canelo,’ quien tratará de convertirse en el tercer monarca mundial de la familia, igual que sus hermanos Saúl y Rigoberto.

Para este combate, Álvarez (42-1-1, 30 KO) establecerá su campo de entrenamiento en San Diego, California.

Fotografia:Ruben Pineda
esvritor:Misraim Trejo

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Firma de Autografos de los Campeones

Jan 21, 2014



FIRMAS DE 10 a 11am





FIRMAS DE 11 a 12pm



FIRMAS DE 12 a 01pm


FIRMAS 01 a 02pm


FIRMAS DE 2 a 3pm



FIRMAS 3 a 4pm



Cortesia:WBC NEWS

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Jueces Para las Peleas en USA y Alemania

Jan 21, 2014


SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- La Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) anuncia los oficiales que trabajarán este sábado, 25 de enero, en las defensa de los campeones mundiales Miguel Ángel “Mikey” García y Marco Huck, que se efectuarán en Estados Unidos y Alemania, respectivamente.

El presidente de la OMB, Francisco “Paco” Valcárcel, informó que para la primera defensa del estadounidense Mikey García (33-0, 28 KOs) de su cetro junior ligero (130 libras) de esta entidad, la cual cobrará vida en el Teatro del Madison Square Garden de Nueva York ante el primer clasificado, el mexicano Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1-2, 20 KOs), el árbitro será el estadounidense Harvey Dock.

Los jueces del choque García-Burgos, una presentación de Top Rank que será transmitida por HBO, son los estadounidenses Julie Lederman, Michael Pernick y John Poturaj. El supervisor de la OMB en este encuentro será John Duggan. García, un ex campeón pluma (126 libras) de la OMB, ganó la correa junior ligero en noviembre de 2013 al vencer por la vía rápida a Román “Rocky” Martínez.

Mientras, en el Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle en Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Alemania, el campeón peso crucero (200 libras) Marco Huck (36-2-1, 25 KOs) expondrá por 12ma ocasión su cinturón frente a Firat Arslan (33-6-2, 21 KOs) , el primer clasificado de la OMB. Para esta pelea, que presenta Sauerland Event, el árbitro será el estadounidense Mark Nelson.

En este encuentro entre Huck y Arslan los jueces serán Andre Van Grootenbruel de Bélgica, Donald Trella de Estados Unidos y Terry O’Connor de Reino Unido. El supervisor de la OMB para este combate será Istvan “Koko” Kovacs.

En su única pelea de 2013, Huck derrotó por decisión mayoritaria a Ola Afolabi en junio.

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Listos Garcia vs Burgos

Jan 17, 2014


NUEVA YORK – El dos veces campeón del mundo MIGUEL ANGEL “MIKEY” GARCIA regresara al escenario donde conquisto su primer campeonato mundial, 12 meses atrás — The Theater del Madison Square Garden – pero esta vez regresara como doble campeón mundial y para exponer su nueva corona por primera vez.
García expondrá su campeonato superpluma de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) ante el clasificado número uno JUAN CARLOS BURGOS en una función que televisara HBO en “Boxing After Dark” el sábado 25 de enero y que incluirá un duelo de pesos completos entre BRYANT JENNINGS y ARTUR SZPILKA.
Esta cartelera es una promoción de Top Rank en asociación con Banner Promotions, Thompson Boxing Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions, Warriors Boxing Promotions, Madison Square Garden y Cerveza Tecate.
Los boletos que tienen un precio de $200, $100, $50 y $25, sale a la venta este viernes 20 de diciembre a la 12:00 del mediodía (Hora del Este) y pueden ser adquiridos en las taquillas del Madison Square Garden Box Office, en las agencias Ticketmaster por teléfono llamando al (866-858-0008) y por Internet en y
La cartelera incluirá las peleas del clasificado mundial de peso semi completo “Irish” SEANIE MONAGHAN, el sensacional prospecto de Puerto Rico 2012 FELIX “El Diamante” VERDEJO y el fuerte ponchador supermediano JESSE HART, el hijo del legendario boxeador de Filadelfia Eugene “Cyclone” Hart.

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Jan 17, 2014



1 de Marzo en San Antonio  


Boletos Salen a la venta este viernes


El ex campeón mundial de peso mediano JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ JR. le dará la revancha al clasificado mundial BRYAN VERA el próximo sábado 1 de marzo en el Alamodome de San Antonio y será televisada en vivo por HBO en su gustado programa World Championship Boxing®, comenzado a las 9:45 p.m. Este/Pacifico.

El otro duelo que será televisado será entre el dos veces medallista de oro olímpico VASYL LOMACHENKO, quien en solo su segunda pelea profesional disputara la corona del peso pluma de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) ante el monarca ORLANDO “Siri” SALIDO de Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, México.\

La función es un promoción de Top Rank®, en asociación con Promociones Zanfer, Banner Promotions, Foreman Boys Promotions y Cerveza Tecate.

Los Boletos para esta función saldran a la venta este viernes 17 de enero a las 12 del mediodía (Hora local) y tienen un  precio de $200, $100, $60, $40 y $25 (más impuestos y costo de servicio) y pueden será adquiridos en las taquillas del Alamodome, en las agencias de Ticketmaster, en Internet por y por teléfono llamando a Ticketmaster al (800) 745-3000.

Chávez (47-1-1, 32 KOs) de Culiacán,  Sinaloa, México, estará haciendo su debut en el 2014 y su primera pelea en San Antonio en más de dos años. Vera (23-7, 14 KOs) de Austin, Texas se enfrentaran en las 168 libras en la revancha de su epica y controversial  batalla del pasado 27 de septiembre en Los Angeles que fue ganada por el mexicano, pero en  la cual Vera le dio un gran pelea.

“Estoy en deuda con el público porque no tuve una gran actuación en la primera pelea contra Vera. Sé que estando al cien por ciento esta pelea la ganare claramente y despejare las dudas de nuestro primer encuentro”, dijo Chávez Jr.

  La cartelera incluirá el regreso del ex campeón mundial de peso ligero Juan Diaz, el dos veces olímpico mexicano Oscar Valdez y la presentación de uno de los prospectos más cotizados de Texas, Ivan “Bam Bam” Najera de San Antonio.

Vera, quien hizo una de las mejores peleas de su carrera ante Chávez Jr. el pasado 27 de septiembre en Carson, California.

“Todo sabe lo que sucedió en la primera pelea y no voy a recalcarlo, solo quiero decirle que una vez más vendré con todo para esta segunda pelea y esta vez si me levantaran el brazo como ganador”, dijo Vera.

Cortesia:Chris Farina/Top Rank

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Jan 17, 2014


Four-Fight Pay Per View Event Stacked With All-Action Bouts:
Leo Santa Cruz vs. Cristian Mijares
Omar Figueroa vs. Ricardo Alvarez
Jorge Linares vs. Nihito Arakawa


LAS VEGAS (Jan. 17, 2014) – Former World Champion and Mexican boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez returns to the ring on Saturday, March 8 to face the fierce and rugged Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo in the headline attraction of a stacked four-fight event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, presented live on SHOWTIME PPV®.

Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, the pay-per-view card offers matchups that promise to be exciting, all-action bouts. The most anticipated match of the night features Canelo, as he looks to reassert himself as the best young fighter of this era. Rounding out the card are two outstanding 12-round fights: Two-Division World Champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KO’s) will defend his WBC Super Bantamweight World Title against former Two-Time World Champion Cristian “El Diamante” Mijares (49-7-2, 24 KO’s); exciting young star Omar “Panterita’’ Figueroa (24-0-1, 17 KO’s) will risk his WBC Interim Lightweight Title against Canelo’s brother Ricardo “Dinamita” Alvarez (23-2-3, 14 KO’s) and former Two-Time World Champion Jorge “Niño de Oro” Linares (35-3, 23 KO’s) will face Nihito Arakawa (24-3-1, 16 KO’s) in a lightweight clash.

Tickets are on sale and are priced at $600, $400, $200, $100, $50 and $25, not including applicable service charges and taxes, with a total ticket limit of 10 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at or

March 8 is a hallowed date in boxing history as in 1971; “Smokin” Joe Frazier first met Muhammad Ali in the ring to begin their epic series. Now, eight fighters, including two of the most exciting Mexican stars of today, will attempt to do their part to add to its lore.

“This is a great fight for me and for the fans and I can’t wait to get back in the ring on March 8,” said Canelo, who will be making his first ring appearance since his mega-fight with pound-for-pound kingpin Floyd Mayweather last September. “Angulo is a true warrior and I have to be alert every second of every round when I fight him. I expect that we will put on a fight no one will ever forget.”

“Canelo is a great young fighter who has earned his way to the top,” said Angulo. “That being said, I know I’m hungrier than he is right now and I will take him to places he’s never been. Our fans in Mexico and around the world will see what we’re all about when we fight.”

“When we presented opponents to Canelo for his return fight, he immediately took the man who he expected would give him the toughest challenge in the ring and who also would help him give the fans the most exciting fight possible,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Alfredo Angulo fits the bill on all counts and this will not only be a stern test for Canelo, but I know fight fans are going to see all action from start to finish. I can say that about all the fights on the card, and in keeping with Golden Boy Promotions’ promise to fans, we’re making sure to deliver the most competitive and compelling matchups that we can.”

“We are very excited to welcome back Canelo Alvarez to MGM Grand for what’s sure to be a fierce battle with Alfredo Angulo,” said Richard Sturm, president of sports and entertainment for MGM Resorts International. “These two fighters are sure to bring their best performances to the MGM Grand Garden Arena for a thrilling evening of epic boxing.”

“This is the type of stacked, all-action fight card that SHOWTIME has become known for,” said Stephen Espinoza, executive vice president and general manager, SHOWTIME Sports. “We are proud to present this excellent main event and compelling co-features on our preeminent platform, SHOWTIME PPV. Last year, this network emerged as the premiere destination for boxing’s biggest events and most competitive fights. The men and the matchups on this fight card embody our commitment to deliver the best the sport has to offer.”

A superstar in his native Mexico who has gone international with his appeal over the last two years, Canelo Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KO’s) is a former super welterweight world champion whose talent, fighting style and charisma is likely to keep him on top for years to come. Only 23 years of age, the Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico native turned pro in 2005 and he hasn’t looked back since he defeated the likes of Jose Miguel Cotto, Carlos Baldomir, Lovemore Ndou, Matthew Hatton, Ryan Rhodes, Alfonso Gomez, Kermit Cintron and Sugar Shane Mosley. In 2013, Canelo packed nearly 40,000 fans into the Alamodome in San Antonio for a win over Austin Trout to unify 154-pound titles. Canelo’s last fight, the main event bout vs. Mayweather, shattered pay-per-view revenue records, largely due to the growing popularity of the bright Mexican star. On March 8, Canelo is back.

A vicious puncher with a crowd-pleasing and aggressive style, Mexicali Baja California, Mexico native Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (22-3, 18 KO’s) produces exciting fights every time he steps through the ropes, as evidenced by knockouts of Gabriel Rosado, Joel Julio and Joachim Alcine, as well as his classic 2011 showdown with James Kirkland. Owner of 2012 wins over Raul Casarez and Jorge Silva, the 31-year-old appeared to be on his way to his first world championship in June 2013 when he knocked down Erislandy Lara twice in their interim WBA title fight. However, a controversial stoppage due to an eye injury postponed Angulo’s ascension to the top, something he hopes to rectify starting with his bout against Alvarez.

All-action warrior Leo Santa Cruz simply outworks his opponents every time he steps between the ropes, becoming must-see TV in the process. But he will be meeting a former world champion in Cristian Mijares who plans on having an answer for everything the young titlist throws at him.

“I’ve always been a fan of Cristian Mijares, and I know he will give me a tough fight on March 8,” said Santa Cruz. “When two Mexicans get into the ring together, it’s always a show, and this fight will be no different.”

“Santa Cruz is an impressive young fighter and a worthy champion,” said Mijares. “I respect him because he fights like I fight: to get the knockout and give the fans a great fight. They will get their money’s worth on March 8.”
Santa Cruz (26-0-1, 15 KO’s) is widely recognized as one of the highest -olume punchers in the game today. The 25-year-old, two-division world champion fights out of Los Angeles by way of Huetamo, Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico, and will be making the second defense of the WBC 122-pound title he won by knockout last August. In his initial defense, Santa Cruz registered one knockdown en route to a close, hard-fought, decision over a determined and courageous Cesar Seda last Dec. 14. His exciting work rate and significant power have made Santa Cruz a mainstay on SHOWTIME as six of his last seven fights have aired on the premium network. The other came on CBS Television Network in December 2012.
Mijares (48-7-2, 22 KO’s), 32, of Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico, is as game as any active fighter today. His give-and-take southpaw style makes him as vulnerable as he is exciting. He’s is currently 14-1 in his last 15 fights dating to November 2009. A pro since 1997, the former Three-Time World Champion is 8-2 in world title fights and owns a ninth-round TKO over renowned slugger Rafael Marquez. His only defeat since 2009 came on a split 12-round decision to then-WBC champ Victor Terrazas on April 13, 2013.
Seen for years as the future of boxing, Omar Figueroa’s time is now, especially after his epic win over Nihito Arakawa last July. Now returning to fight in Las Vegas for the first time since 2012, “Panterita” will look to turn back the challenge of Ricardo Alvarez, a winner of five straight who emerged on the world scene with his December victory over Rod Salka.
“I can’t wait to get back into the ring on March 8; it’s been too long and I’m ready to defend my title,” said Figueroa. “The fans know what I can do in the ring, and they’re going to see the best version of me yet against Alvarez.”
“World champions are in the Alvarez bloodline, and we’re going to make history when I become the latest champion from our family on March 8,” said Alvarez. “Figueroa is a great young fighter, but I will be the one with his hand raised in victory. ”
The popular and promising 24-year-old Figueroa (22-0-1, 17 KO’s), of McAllen, Texas, captured the Interim WBC 135-pound crown with a unanimous decision over Arakawa in brutal brawl last July 27 that was a top nominee for 2013’s Fight of the Year. Figueroa, despite fighting with a cut on his nose from an accidental head butt in the third round, dropped Arakawa in the second and sixth rounds. Figueroa and Arakawa combined to throw more than 2,100 punches in their memorable 36-minute slugfest.
Alvarez (23-2-3, 13 KO’s), of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, has triumphed five consecutive times and is 13-1-1 in his last 15 bouts. The older brother of Mexican icon Canelo Alvarez and current WBC Continental Americas 140-pound champion, the 32-year-old “Dinamita” is coming off a 10-round majority decision victory over Rod Salka last Dec. 14.
Former world champion Jorge Linares has fought his way back into title contention with four consecutive victories, including three knockouts, but he will get the fight of his life from Japan’s Nihito Arakawa, whose instant classic with Figueroa last July made him an instant star in the United States and around the world.

“I’ve worked hard to get back to the top of the division, and I can’t let Arakawa slow me down,” said Linares. “He’s a tough, rugged fighter who will be in front of me all night, but I am confident that I will be victorious.”

“The United States fans treated me so well when I fought here against Omar Figueroa, and I’m excited to be back to fight Linares,” said Arakawa. “He is a true warrior and we will put on a memorable fight for sure.”
Twenty-eight-year-old Linares (35-3, 23 KO’s), a Venezuelan now fighting out of Tokyo, Japan, is a former WBC Featherweight and WBA Super Featherweight titleholder. The hard-knocking 11-year professional has won four straight, including a first-round knockout over Francisco Contreras last Nov.10 in Tokyo.
Arakawa (24-3-1, 16 KO’s), of Tokyo, will be fighting for the second time in America. The 32-year-old proved his ability and toughness to the U.S. audience in the aforementioned slugfest versus Figueroa last July. Arakawa’s spirited effort was anchored by his ability to overcome two knockdowns and fight exhaustion as he forced the action until the final bell. The Japanese warrior earned great respect in defeat.
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“TOE TO TOE: Canelo vs. Angulo,” a 12-round super welterweight fight taking place Saturday, March 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. This event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The event can be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP).

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La Serie !GOLDEN BOY LIVE! Lista Para Combatir

Jan 16, 2014



Los peleadores de la serie!GOLDEN BOY LIVE!se dieron cita en el conocido Gimnasio Ponce de León Boxing Gym de cara a su próximos combate este 24 de enero 2014.


Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (18-0, 14 nocáuts) destacado peleador invicto de peso superligero sostubo un entrenamiento para la prensa donde se prepara para medirse al explosivo noqueador Miguel Ángel”El Anestesista” Huerta (27-11-1, 18 nocáuts) en el evento estelar del 24 de enero de la exitosa serie ¡Golden Boy Live!


En acción del explosivo respaldo, Julián “El Camarón” Ramirez (9-0, 6 nocáuts), Dominic Breazeale (8-0, 8 nocáuts), Manny Robles (4-0, 2 nocáuts), Gerald Washington (11-0, 8 nocáuts) y Santiago Guevara (5-0, 3 nocáuts) también estarán presentes para mostrar habilidades boxísticas.

Orozco vs. Huerta es un pleito a 10 asaltos en peso superligero:
Presentado por Golden Boy Promotions, y patrocinado por Corona y O’Reilly Auto Parts. Las puertas del Centro de Eventos Especiales del Fantasy Springs se abren a las 4:00 p.m. PT con el primer tañido de la campana a las 4:30 p.m. PT. La transmisión en vivo de FOX Sports 1 y FOX Deportes iniciará a las 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.


Fotografia:Ruben Pineda

Camarografo:Mizraim Trejo

Reportero:Guillermo Moreno


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