JOSHUA ‘THE PROFESSOR’ FRANCO DERROTA A ANDREW ‘THE MONSTER’ MOLONEY PARA CONVERTIRSE EN MONARCA MUNDIAL SUPERMOSCA AMB

Jun 25, 2020
JOSHUA ‘THE PROFESSOR’ FRANCO DERROTA A ANDREW ‘THE MONSTER’ MOLONEY PARA CONVERTIRSE EN MONARCA MUNDIAL SUPERMOSCA AMB 
Apriete AQUÍ para FotosCrédito de Foto: Mikey Williams / Top Rank             LAS VEGAS, Nevada 23 de junio de 2020.— Joshua “The Professor” Franco (17-1-2, 8 nocáuts) de San Antonio, Texas dio una lección de boxeo esta noche, al derrotar al australiano Andrew “Monster” Moloney (21-1, 14 nocauts) por decisión unánime, y de paso le despojó la corona mundial supermosca AMB durante 12 asaltos llenos de acción.               Franco, quien derribó a Moloney en el undécimo episodio, ganó con puntuaciones de 115-112, 114-113, y 114-113 en un duelo celebrado en el Grand Ballroom del MGM Grand Conference Center en Las Vegas, Nevada en vivo por ESPN.             “Siempre sabía que esto iba a ser posible”, afirmó Joshua Franco. “Sabía que todo mi esfuerzo iba a tener su recompensa. Gracias a Golden Boy por el apoyo y la oportunidad. Estaban detrás de mí al 100% y ahora tienen un nuevo campeón mundial”, aseveró.
            “Después del cuarto asalto, empecé a calentarme y descifrar a Moloney. La caída que le propine en el undécimo asalto era crucial. La necesitaba. Pero creo que poco a poco lo empecé a agotar. Pensé que había hecho lo suficiente para ganar cuando se terminó la pelea. Mi entrenador Roberto García me había preparado muy bien”, puntualizó.           “Esta noche se llevó acabo el primer combate de título mundial tras el inicio de la pandemia COVID-19, y un peleador Golden Boy aceptó el reto, ingresó al territorio del enemigo, y dominó”, dijo Óscar De La Hoya, Presidente y Jefe Ejecutivo of Golden Boy. “Esta victoria de Franco es muy especial para nosotros porque él fue parte de un impresionante grupo de jóvenes peleadores que firmamos en el 2015 cuando estábamos reconstruyendo nuestro establo. Cinco años después, se ha recompensado el trabajo mutuo que hemos hecho. Desde su debut en nuestra serie de LA Fight Club a su combate estelar en televisión nacional, Franco se ha desarrollado en un campeón mundial”, finalizó.
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Top Lightweight Contenders Set to Deliver Fireworks

Jun 25, 2020

TOP LIGHTWEIGHT CONTENDERS

(#3) DUSTIN POIRIER AND (#5) DAN HOOKER

SET TO DELIVER FIREWORKS IN JUNE 27 MAIN EVENT

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FEATURED BOUTS:

MIKE PERRY vs. MICKEY GALL

Las Vegas – UFC® continues its run of shows at UFC APEX with a lightweight main event all but guaranteed to deliver action as No. 3 ranked contender Dustin Poirier and No. 5 Dan Hooker meet in a battle of elite strikers. In the co-main event, two fan favorites will clash at welterweight as Mike Perry goes for another signature knockout against submission specialist Mickey Gall.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN®: POIRIER vs. HOOKER will take place Saturday, June 27 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The main card begins at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+. The preliminary card will kick off at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT. The event will be closed to the public and will be produced with only essential personnel in attendance.

A former interim UFC lightweight champion, Poirier (25-6 1NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) returns to action looking to remind the rest of the division that he is still one of the best in the world. Among the most respected athletes on the roster, Poirier has secured wins over former UFC champions Max Holloway (twice), Eddie Alvarez and Anthony Pettis. He now aims to stop the impressive run of Hooker and make his claim for another title shot.

One of the most dangerous strikers at lightweight, Hooker (21-8, fighting out of Auckland, New Zealand) intends to land another devastating knockout and secure the biggest win of his career. Since moving up to 155 pounds, Hooker has earned notable victories over Gilbert Burns, James Vick and Al Iaquinta. He now looks to prove that he can compete with the elite of the division and achieve his first UFC title shot. 

A fan favorite for his explosive fighting style and unique personality, Perry (13-6, fighting out of Orlando, Fla.) looks to bounce back into the win column with another exciting performance. A power puncher with all of his finishes coming by knockout, Perry has earned victories over Paul Felder, Jake Ellenberger and Alex Oliveira. He now looks to make an emphatic statement with another highlight reel finish.

One of the top prospects in the welterweight division, Gall (6-2, fighting out of Green Brook Township, N.J.) has proven that he holds the grappling skills to stop anyone in the world. A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Gall has secured submissions in all but one of his victories, including wins over CM Punk, Sage Northcutt and George Sullivan. He now looks to become only the second person to submit Perry and continue his run up the welterweight ranks.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • Dana White’s Contender Series veterans clash as Brendan Allen (13-3, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) looks to spoil the debut of Kyle Daukaus (9-0, fighting out of Philadelphia, Penn.)
  • Gian Villante (17-11, fighting out of Bellmore, N.Y.) makes his heavyweight debut against Maurice Greene (8-5, fighting out of St. Cloud, Minn.)
  • Lightweight strikers aim to put on a show as Luis Pena (8-2, fighting out of Gilroy, Calif.) meets Khama Worthy (15-6, fighting out of Pittsburgh, Penn.)
  • Mara Romero Borella (13-8, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) intends to bounce back into the win column when she takes on UFC newcomer Miranda Maverick (7-2, fighting out of Norfolk, Va.) at flyweight
  • Philipe Lins (14-4, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) and Tanner Boser (17-6-1, fighting out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) look to make a statement in a clash of heavyweight hopefuls
  • In a 150 pound catchweight bout, Dana White’s Contender Series signee Sean Woodson (7-0, fighting out of St. Louis, Mo.) looks to remain undefeated when he takes on Kyle Nelson (13-3, fighting out of Huntsville, Ontario, Canada)
  • Takashi Sato (15-3, fighting out of Tokyo, Japan) welcomes the debuting Ramiz Brahimaj (8-2, fighting out of Dallas, Texas) to the UFC welterweight division
  • Invicta FC standouts look to make a statement as Kay Hansen (6-3, fighting out of Fullerton, Calif.) takes on former atomweight champion Jinh Yu Frey (9-4, fighting out of Arlington, Texas)
  • Jordan Griffin (18-7, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) returns to action aims to hand Youssef Zalal (8-2, fighting out of Englewood, Colo.) his first UFC loss in a featherweight bout

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DECLARACIONES DE BERNARD HOPKINS Y ERIC GÓMEZ SOBRE LA DECISIÓN DEL CMB DE RESTITUIR A FRANCHON CREWS-DEZURN COMO CAMPEONA DE PESO SUPERMEDIANO

Jun 8, 2020


LOS ÁNGELES, California 5 de junio de 2020. — Bernard Hopkins y Eric Gómez han emitido las siguientes declaraciones sobre la decisión del CMB de restituir a Franchon Crews-Dezurn como campeona de peso supermediano: “Primeramente quiero agradecer a los aficionados por haber apoyado a Franchon [Crews-Dezurn] para que recuperara el cinto que ella se merece”, afirmó Bernard Hopkins, Miembro del Salón de la Fama y Socio de Golden Boy. “También quiero elogiar a Óscar De La Hoya, Golden Boy y a mí mismo por pelear detrás de bambalinas para obtener justicia para Franchon. ¡Ahora hay que seguir adelante y conseguir las mejores peleas que ella se merece!”, enfatizó.  “El CMB hizo la decisión correcta en restituir a Franchon Crews-Dezurn como su campeona de peso supermediano” afirmó Eric Gomez, Presidente de Golden Boy. “Estamos entusiasmados por ella. Ella es muy emocionante y un gran ejemplo de lo mejor que Golden Boy ofrece. No podemos esperar para volver a ver a la ‘Heavy-Hitting Diva’ en el cuadrilátero”, aseveró.

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Amanda Nunes defends featherweight championship against Felicia Spencer at UFC 250

Jun 2, 2020

TWO-DIVISION CHAMPION AMANDA NUNES DEFENDS FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST SUBMISSION ACE FELICIA SPENCER AT UFC® 250 IN LAS VEGAS

FEATURED BOUTS:

(#5) RAPHAEL ASSUNCAO vs. (#9) CODY GARBRANDT

(#2) ALJAMAIN STERLING vs. (#4) CORY SANDHAGEN

UFC® 250: NUNES vs. SPENCER AT UFC APEX AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON ESPN+ PAY-PER-VIEW

Las Vegas – UFC® returns to UFC APEX in Las Vegas with a thrilling women’s featherweight championship bout that will see No. 1 ranked women’s pound-for-pound fighter Amanda Nunes defend her featherweight belt against top contender Felicia Spencer. In a blockbuster bantamweight bout, No. 5 ranked contender Raphael Assuncao battles former champion and No. 9 ranked Cody Garbrandt.

UFC® 250: NUNES vs. SPENCER will take place Saturday, June 6 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas and will stream live on Pay-Per-View, exclusively through ESPN+ in the U.S. at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT in both English and Spanish.

ESPN+ is the exclusive provider of all UFC Pay-Per-View events to fans in the U.S. as part of an agreement announced in 2019.

Fans will be able to purchase UFC® 250: NUNES vs. SPENCER online at ESPNPlus.com/PPV or on the ESPN App on mobile and connected-TV devices. ESPN+ is available as an integrated part of the ESPN App on all major mobile and connected TV devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire, Apple, Android, Chromecast, PS4, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, X Box One and more.

Preliminary fights will air nationally in English on ESPN and on ESPN Deportes (in Spanish) starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT with the early prelims simulcast on UFC Fight Pass, ESPN, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes (in Spanish) at 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT.

The greatest women’s fighter of all-time, Nunes (19-4, fighting out of Coral Springs, Fla. by way of Bahia, Brazil) looks to continue cementing her legacy by securing her first successful featherweight title defense. Throughout her storied career, Nunes has delivered spectacular first-round finishes against Ronda Rousey, Cris Cyborg, Holly Holm and Miesha Tate. Nunes now looks for another show-stealing performance to further etch her name in the history books.

A former Invicta FC featherweight champion, Spencer (8-1, fighting out of Orlando, Fla. by way of Montreal, Canada) aims to send shockwaves throughout the sports world by dethroning Nunes. A talented grappler, the Canadian-born submission specialist has delivered spectacular finishes against Megan Anderson, Zarah Fairn and Pam Sorenson. Spencer now aims to capture her first UFC championship by handing Nunes her first loss in over five years.

A perennial bantamweight contender, Assuncao (27-7, fighting out of Alpharetta, Ga. by way of Recife, Brazil) has fought the top names at 135 pounds in the UFC. A talented Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, he has earned impressive wins against TJ Dillashaw, Marlon Moraes, Aljamain Sterling and Pedro Munhoz. He looks to add another former champion to his resume and re-assert himself as a title threat.

Former champion Garbrandt (11-3, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) turned heads by winning his first 11 consecutive outings and dethroning long-time champion Dominick Cruz in 2016. Over the course of his career, he has netted memorable KO wins against Thomas Almeida, Takeya Mizugaki and Augusto Mendes. He looks to take his next step back into title contention with another highlight-reel finish.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • In a pivotal bantamweight bout with title implications, No. 2 ranked contender Aljamain Sterling (18-3, fighting out of Uniondale, N.Y.) takes on No. 4 Cory Sandhagen (12-1, fighting out of Aurora, Colo.)
  • Neil Magny (22-8, fighting out of Denver, Colo.) squares off with Anthony Rocco Martin (17-5, fighting out of St. Cloud, Minn.) in a thrilling welterweight contest
  • Former WEC bantamweight champion Eddie Wineland (24-13-1, fighting out of Chesterton, Ind.) locks horns with undefeated upstart Sean O’Malley (11-0, fighting out of Glendale, Ariz.)
  • In an exciting featherweight bout, Alex Caceres (15-12 1NC, fighting out of Miami, Fla.) takes on undefeated Chase Hooper (9-0-1, fighting out of Enumclaw, Wash.)
  • Ian Heinisch (13-3, fighting out of Englewood, Colo.) squares off with Gerald Meerschaert (30-12, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) in an entertaining middleweight bout
  • Cody Stamann (18-2-1, fighting out of Sparta, Mich.) takes on Brian Kelleher (21-10, fighting out of Selden, N.Y.) in an intriguing featherweight bout
  • Charles Byrd (10-6, fighting out of Dallas, Tex.) meets Maki Pitolo (11-5, fighting out of Mākaha, Hawaii) in a clash of middleweight finishers
  • In a battle of flyweight contenders, No. 4 ranked Jussier Formiga (23-7, fighting out of Natal, Brazil) faces No. 9 Alex Perez (23-5, fighting out of Leemoore, Calif.)
  • Alonzo Menifield (10-0, fighting out of Dallas, Tex.) looks to remain undefeated when he takes on tough Devin Clark (11-4, fighting out of Sioux Falls, S.D.)
  • Evan Dunham (18-7-1, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) returns against Herbert Burns (10-2, fighting out of Lantana, Fla. by way of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) in a 150-pound catchweight bout

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change

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Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman and Jameis Winston

Jun 2, 2020

ONE TIME, ONE WORKOUT:
KEITH ‘ONE TIME’ THURMAN AND JAMEIS WINSTON ‘HEART OF A CHAMPION’ WORKOUT

“Jameis and his team were highly interested in getting some cross-training in now that gyms are open in Florida. The goal was to give him some basic fundamentals and a good workout. Get a good sweat on with the St. Pete Boxing crew, and give them something new. As you can see in the video, he pushed himself like a true champion – he has that heart and soul. You can see that even though he did not have the well-honed skill set of a boxer, his work rate, ethics, and what he was willing to do and keep pushing showed his heart. The last person that sweated that hard in the gym was me training for the Pacquaio fight. For a champion to witness the spirit of another champion was great – it takes one to know one. Jameis has the spirit for greatness,” Keith “One Time” Thurman, Two time, former unified, Welterweight World Boxing Champion.

Photo and video credit: Super Nola Studios

L to r: Coach O (Otis Leverette) Jameis Strength and Conditioning coach, Keith Thurman, Jameis Winston, Lenroy “TNT” Thomas, Akinyemi “AK 47” Laleye, Kole Allen

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“Stars and Champions”Ryan Garcia Recap

May 19, 2020
“Stars and Champions”Ryan Garcia Recap
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 “Stars and Champions”This Weeks Guest Shawn Porter
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DETROIT, MI (May 18, 2020) – Two-Time Welterweight World Champion, Shawn Porter (30-3-1, 17 KOs), who fights under the PBC (Premier Boxing Champions) banner, will headline this week’s edition of “Stars and Champions”, airing this Friday, May 22, 2020, on the Impact Network. The 30-minute broadcast, hosted by Dan Rafael, begins at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT. 
The Impact Network will air “Stars and Champions” across all major cable, satellite, and digital channels. Impact is now broadcasting 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and can be viewed on DIRECTV’s Channel 380 or Channel 268DISH Network’s Channel 268Fios TV Channel 787, and Comcast’s Xfinity TV’s Channel 400. In addition, Impact Network can be viewed digitally on RokuApple TVAmazonGoogle PlayMicrosoft, and Sling. “Stars and Champions” can also be viewed on the Impact Network website and mobile app. Please check local listings in your area for more information.
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KEVIN RANDLEMAN NAMED TO 2020 UFC® HALL OF FAME CLASS

May 19, 2020



Las Vegas – UFC® today announced that former UFC heavyweight champion Kevin Randleman has been named to the UFC Hall of Fame class for 2020 as a Pioneer. The 2020 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Toyo Tires®, will take place later this year and will be streamed live on UFC FIGHT PASS®.

“Kevin Randleman was one of the first real athletes in the early days of UFC,” UFC President Dana White said. “He was a two-time NCAA Division I National Champion and All-American wrestler at The Ohio State University. He was the fifth heavyweight champion in UFC history and one of the first athletes to successfully compete at both heavyweight and light heavyweight. He was a pioneer of the sport and it’s an honor to induct him into the UFC Hall of Fame Class of 2020.”

Randleman will enter the UFC Hall of Fame as the 17th member of the Pioneer Era wing. The Pioneers Era category includes athletes who turned professional before November 17, 2000 (when the unified rules of mixed martial arts were adopted), are a minimum age of 35, or have been retired for one year or more.

A veteran of 33 professional fights during his 15-year career, Randleman compiled a record of 17-16 (4-3, UFC), including wins over UFC Hall of Famer Maurice Smith, UFC®23: ULTIMATE JAPAN 2 middleweight tournament champion Kenichi Yamamoto and 2006 PRIDE FC world open-weight grand prix champion Mirko Cro Cop.

Randleman made his UFC debut on March 5, 1999 at UFC® 19: ULTIMATE YOUNG GUNS in Bay St. Louis, Missouri, defeating Maurice Smith via unanimous decision. His victory earned him an immediate title shot for the vacant UFC heavyweight title against future UFC Hall of Famer and three-time King of Pancrase champion Bas Rutten in the main event of UFC® 20: BATTLE FOR THE GOLD. Kevin entered the bout with a 7-2 record against the veteran Rutten, who stepped inside the Octagon® with a 26-4-1 record, having won 19 of his previous 20 fights (1 Draw).

UFC® 20: BATTLE FOR THE GOLD took place on May 7, 1999 in Birmingham, Alabama. As the fight began, Randleman immediately secured his first takedown. Kevin maintained top control while landing a barrage of punches that broke Rutten’s nose within the first five minutes, momentarily stopping the action for doctors to evaluate his condition. After Bas was deemed able to continue, Randleman immediately took Rutten back to the canvas, trading punches for 10 minutes, until referee John McCarthy halted action so doctors could address the heavy bleeding from Rutten’s nose.

Rutten would spend the majority this event fighting and throwing punches from his back, which resulted in Bas landing numerous strikes to Randleman’s head. At the end of regulation, with no winner declared, both athletes advanced to fight for three additional three-minute overtime rounds. Randleman seemed to control two of three rounds, but following 21 minutes of action, Rutten was declared the winner via split decision. This split decision loss is still considered one of the most controversial decisions in UFC history.


Rutten would later vacate the title, giving Randleman a chance to compete for the vacant UFC heavyweight title against Pete Williams at UFC 23. 

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Mario Barrios Gives Back to his Community Feeds First Responders In Hometown of San Antonio

May 8, 2020
MARIO “EL AZTECA” BARRIOS
Last week Premier Boxing Champions’ undefeated WBA Super Lightweight Champion, Mario “El Azteca” Barrios (25-0, 16 KOs), teamed up with Davies Entertainment, to help feed first responders in his hometown of San Antonio, TX, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues on. Policemen, Firemen, Doctors, Nurses, along with other first responders, were fed by the group at five different locations around San Antonio.


Other pro boxers that participated with Barrios in giving back to their community were, James Kirkland (34-2, 30 KOs), Eddie Ortiz (10-0-1, 4 KOs), and Daniel Baiz (13-2-1, 5 KOs), all of whom are promoted by Davies Entertainment, a promotional company founded by Cameron Davies. Mario’s sister, Selina “Aztec Queen” Barrios (6-1, 3 KOs) also joined in. 


“My sister and I wanted to do something nice for all the first responders in San Antonio,” said Barrios, who is at the top of the list of PBC fighters looking to comeback when boxing returns. “I want to give a special thanks to Cameron Davies and all the fighters from Davies Entertainment for their support in making this happen.  It was a great turnout and it was incredible to see the smiles on all the first responders faces.”

Barrios Gives Back to His Community Feeds First Responders In Hometown of San Antonio
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UFC Announces Trio of Events

Apr 27, 2020

UFC® RETURNS TO ACTION WITH STACKED CARD HEADLINED BY INTERIM LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

OCTAGON MAKES FIRST-EVER APPEARANCE IN JACKSONVILLE WITH A TRIO OF EVENTS AT

VYSTAR VETERANS MEMORIAL ARENA

FEATURED BOUTS:

(#1) TONY FERGUSON vs. (#4) JUSTIN GAETHJE

(C) HENRY CEJUDO vs. DOMINICK CRUZ

Las Vegas – UFC® returns with one of the most stacked cards in recent history, set to be headlined by a bout guaranteed to deliver fireworks as No. 1 ranked lightweight contender Tony Ferguson and No. 4 ranked Justin Gaethje battle for the interim championship. In the co-main event, Henry Cejudo intends to prove that he is the greatest UFC bantamweight champion of all time as he looks to defeat multiple-time title holder Dominick Cruz. This will be the first of three events taking place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida on May 9, 13 and 16 respectively, future cards will be announced at a later date. These events will be closed to the public and will be produced with only essential personnel in attendance.

UFC 249: FERGUSON vs. GAETHJE will take place Saturday, May 9 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. All prelim bouts will be simulcast on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET with the UFC Fight Pass prelims. The prelims will continue exclusively on ESPN & ESPN+ 8 p.m. ET and the ESPN+ Pay-Per-View main card will kick off at 10 p.m. ET.

“I can’t wait to deliver some great fights for the fans, “said UFC President Dana White. “I want to give a big thanks to Mayor Curry, VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena and Florida State Boxing Commission Executive Director Patrick Cunningham for getting this thing done and giving us a venue to put on these incredible cards, as well our media partners including ESPN and ESPN+, for bringing it to fans. My team is ready to go and the fighters are excited to get back in there with these back-to-back events.”

“As we move step-by-step on the path toward economic recovery, we are proud to host these UFC events at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena,” said Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. “The UFC organization is a renowned entertainment brand that’s presented a safe and sensible plan to use this Jacksonville location, and we are thrilled to have our city highlighted nationally on ESPN and ESPN+. With Jacksonville continuing to outpace other cities and regions, we are excited to continue to lead as host to these world-class, international sports entertainment organizations.”

“Florida’s State Commission and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation have been in continued coordination with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to identify options for bringing the UFC to Florida for upcoming events,” said Florida State Boxing Commission Executive Director, Patrick Cunningham. “Florida welcomes the UFC to the Sunshine State, and our commission stands ready to sanction the events to be held on May 9, 13 and 16. Health and safety protocols will be in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all individuals who are helping to make these events possible.  With this triple date feature of UFC events coming in May, Florida is continuing to build a strong collaboration with UFC that sets the foundation for more opportunities that we hope UFC will choose to host in our state in the months to come.”

One of the most exciting and unpredictable athletes on the roster, Ferguson (26-3, fighting out of Orange County, Calif.) is on the verge of becoming the first two-time interim lightweight champion in UFC history. Currently on an incredible 12-fight winning streak, Ferguson has defeated the likes of Donald Cerrone, Anthony Pettis and Rafael Dos Anjos. He now looks to notch his record-setting 13th win in a row and raise UFC gold once again.

Known for his unrelenting fight style, Gaethje (21-2, fighting out of Arvada, Colo.) has earned a post-fight bonus in every single one of his UFC bouts. One of the best knockout artists in the division’s history, Gaethje has earned stoppage wins over Donald Cerrone, Edson Barboza and James Vick. He now looks to secure another iconic finish and earn his first UFC championship.

Cejudo (15-2, fighting out of Phoenix, Ariz.) is one of only four athletes in UFC history to hold two championships at the same time. To accomplish this feat, he netted impressive victories Demetrious Johnson, TJ Dillashaw and Marlon Moraes. After recently relinquishing the flyweight belt, Cejudo now plans to reassert his dominance over the bantamweight division by taking out one of its greatest champions.

Returning to action for the first time in three years, Cruz (22-2, fighting out of San Diego, Calif.) intends to prove that he is still the best bantamweight in the world. A former UFC and WEC champion, Cruz holds wins over Urijah Faber, TJ Dillashaw and Demetrious Johnson. He now looks to be the first person to defeat Cejudo at 135-pounds and regain his lost crown.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • No. 2 ranked heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou (14-3, fighting out of Paris, France by way of Batie, Cameroon) meets No. 6 Jairzinho Rozenstruik (10-0, fighting out of Paramaribo, Suriname) in a battle of KO artists
  • In a clash of featherweight contenders, No. 7 ranked Jeremy Stephens (28-17, 1 NC, fighting out of San Diego California by way of Des Moines, Iowa) takes on No. 9 Calvin Kattar (20-4, fighting out of Methuen, Massachusetts)
  • Fan favorites meet, as Donald Cerrone (36-14, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) takes on Anthony Pettis (22-10, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) in a welterweight bout
  • Greg Hardy (6-2, 1NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida) squares off with undefeated Yorgan De Castro (5-0, fighting out of Fall River, Massachusetts by way of Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde) in an exciting heavyweight bout
  • Heavyweight grapplers look to make a statement as Aleksei Oleinik (58-13, fighting out of Moscow, Russia) welcomes back former UFC champion Fabricio Werdum (23-7, fighting out of Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Ryan Spann (17-5, fighting out of Beaumont, Texas) aims to continue his momentum against crafty veteran Sam Alvey (33-13, 1NC, fighting out of Temecula, California)
  • Former UFC women’s strawweight champion and No. 7 ranked Carla Esparza (16-6, fighting out of Irvine, Calif.) takes on No. 8 Michelle Waterson (17-7, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.)
  • Uriah Hall (16-9, fighting out of Queens, New York) goes for his third straight win against decorated grappler Jacare Souza (26-8, 1NC, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Welterweight finishers collide when No. 13 ranked contender Vicente Luque (17-7-1, fighting out of Westwood, New Jersey by way of Brasilia, Brazil) faces Niko Price (14-3, 1NC, fighting out of Cape Coral, Florida)
  • Exciting featherweight grapplers go to war as Bryce Mitchell (12-1, fighting out of Sherwood, Ark.) meets Charles Rosa (12-3, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.)

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GOLDEN BOY DEVELA INICIATIVA DE CONTENIDO DIGITAL

Apr 15, 2020
GOLDEN BOY DEVELA INICIATIVA DE CONTENIDO DIGITAL  PRESENTACIÓNES ESPECIALES, RESÚMENES DE COMBATES Y PUBLICACIONES EN REDES SOCIALES FORMAN PARTE DE ESFUERZOS MULTIMEDIA
Apriete AQUÍ para ver momentos destacados de Óscar De La Hoya vs. Ike Quartey
LOS ÁNGELES, California 13 de abril de 2020. — Golden Boy, la marca líder de media y entretenimiento anunció hoy el lanzamiento de una iniciativa de contenido digital para brindar a los fanáticos del boxeo una diversión de carácter necesario durante este tiempo difícil. Esta iniciativa consiste en videos de nuestra gigante biblioteca de combates históricos y programación original, junto con contenido de forma corta en nuestras redes sociales con nuestro inmenso y exclusivo establo de peleadores.  El contenido se distribuirá en las plataformas propias y operadas por Golden Boy como RingTV.com, la página oficial de Facebook en Golden Boy Fight Night  y la página oficial de YouTube, y también en DAZN. “Estamos en un periodo muy difícil para la gente de todo el orbe”, afirmó Óscar De La Hoya, Presidente y Jefe Ejecutivo de Golden Boy. “Nuestro trabajo por casi 20 años ha sido entretener y deleitar a los fanáticos con lo mejor que el boxeo puede ofrecer, y sentimos que es nuestra obligación seguir haciéndolo durante este tiempo. Tendremos éxito si podemos brindar a nuestros fanáticos tan sólo unos momentos de consuelo y distracción en esta crisis global mientras que nuestro talentoso equipo de editores y productores recrean peleas y guerras clásicas en forma de pequeños segmentos de tres a cinco minutos”, explicó El primer aspecto de esta iniciativa consta de presentaciones especiales bajo varios temas y perspectivas. Por ejemplo, la serie de “Best Knockouts” presentará los mejores nocáuts por medio de peleadores como David Lemieux y Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse, mientras que “Before They Were Stars” presentará los debuts y actuaciones destacadas que realizaron peleadores como Canelo Álvarez y Ryan García a principios de sus carreras. A continuación, una lista de las presentaciones especiales: México vs. Puerto Rico: Una serie de momentos destacados de una de las rivalidades más grandes del pugilismo. The Breakdown: Una serie en la que un peleador observa y analiza tres de sus mejores actuaciones. UntouchableUna serie presentando los mejores boxeadores defensivos.  Pound 4 Pound Presented by Ring MagazineUna colección de los mejores combates elegidos por el personal de Ring Magazine.Before They Were Stars: Un compendio de debuts profesionales y actuaciones destacadas a principios de las carreras de nuestros boxeadores.Best Knockouts Powered by DAZN: Una compilación de nocáuts espectaculares de nuestros prospectos y estrellas.  La segunda fase de esta iniciativa contará con versiones condensadas de algunos de los mejores enfrentamientos de nuestra biblioteca. Los televidentes tendrán la opción de experimentar las mejores batallas en la historia en forma de paquetes concisos. Estos mini-episodios incluirán a púgiles del pasado como Óscar De La Hoya, Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins, Sugar Shane Mosley, Marco Antonio “The Baby Face Assassin” Barrera y Erik “El Terrible” Morales, junto con boxeadores del momento como Joseph “JoJo” Díaz Jr.Jaime Munguía, Xu Can, René “Gemelo” Alvarado.
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El tercer y último aspecto de esta iniciativa consiste en un paquete completo de contenido en las redes sociales que reforzará nuestros esfuerzos de programación y brindará nuevo e innovador contenido con nuestro enorme establo de boxeadores. Estas actividades incluyen “takeovers” de Instagram con peleadores como Vergil Ortiz Jr., sesiones en vivo de preguntas y respuestas con campeonas como Seniesa “Superbad” Estrada, y consejos de púgiles en ascenso como Blair “The Flair” Cobbs.  A continuación, una lista de algunas de nuestras presentaciones especiales de redes sociales: Ask Me Anything: Sesiones semanales de pregunta y respuesta con peleadores de Golden Boy. Catching Up in Quarantine: Entrevistas a través de la plataforma Zoom con los peleadores en sus respectivos hogares cada martes y jueves con Jessica Rosales como anfitriona. IG LivePresentaciones en vivo por medio del Instagram Live de Golden Boy donde peleadores mostrarán sus habilidades en la cocina, sus entrenamientos y consejos de entrenamiento.Exclusive Footage: Contenido detrás de bambalinas y nunca visto, coma una interacción entre Canelo y Nas, el legendario cantante de rap.Welcome to My Quarantine: Una presentación en la que un boxeador de Golden Boy presentará su espacio de cuarentena para nuestros seguidores.  “Golden Boy es el líder global en la transición boxística al OTT”, señaló David Tetreault, Vicepresidente Ejecutivo de Golden Boy Media and Entertainment. “Con nuestros socios en DAZN y Facebook Watch, hemos estado al frente de esta histórica evolución en los medios deportivos al crear e implementar estratégicamente nuestra programación digital. Nuestra meta durante este tiempo difícil es proveer nuevo contenido de alto nivel para asegurar que nuestros fanáticos estén entretenidos e informados. Nuestro plan también proveerá a nuestros patrocinadores las herramientas para seguir utilizando sus marcas alrededor de nuestros campeones mundiales,
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