Janer Gonzalez Camp Notes & Photos, Talks Radzhab Butaev Showdown and More

Nov 8, 2017

JANER GONZALEZ CAMP NOTES AND PHOTOS

Photos by Brett Ostrowski – Team Gonzalez
GILROY, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2017) – Unbeaten Colombian power-puncher Janer Gonzalez (19-0-1, 15 KOs) takes a major step up in competition when he faces unbeaten Russian prospect Radzhab Butaev (7-0, 6 KOs; WSOB: 9-1) this Friday, Nov. 10, at the Masonic at Templelive Cleveland in downtown Cleveland.  The scheduled eight-round welterweight bout will be telecast on the popular ShoBox: The New Generation series LIVE on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
Gonzalez, who is coached by Ruben Guerrero Sr., recently shared his training camp experience as his showdown with Butaev nears.  Gonzalez, who is making his United States and SHOWTIME debut, last fought in September of this year.
Here is what Gonzalez had to say ahead of Friday night’s fight.
On his recent training camp with Ruben Guerrero Sr.:
“My good friend Oscar Escandon introduced me to Mr. Guerrero about a month ago.  I came to California to start training with Ruben shortly after.  It’s been a great transition and training camp has been very productive.  I’ve been sparring every other day since I got here.  I’m in good shape and I’m ready to perform at my best this Friday.”
On facing undefeated Russian prospect Radzhab Butaev:
“I know I have a tough fight ahead of me, but I’m ready for the challenge.  Butaev had a tremendous amateur career, but so did I.  I have over 300 amateur fights under my belt and there is nothing Butaev will bring to the ring that I haven’t already seen.  We equally have a lot of power, so the fans can expect to see some big shots being thrown by both of us.  I’m going to leave everything in the ring come fight night.”
On making his U.S. debut and what a victory on Showtime will do for his career:
“Fighting on SHOWTIME is a tremendous blessing for me.  This is my first fight in America and I going to make it special.  The exposure I will get can take my career to the next level, especially if I come out victorious.  A win will garner me some big fights and some big paydays.  I’m fighting for my family and my countrymen in Colombia.  My motivation is at an all-time high and the boxing world will know my name after this fight.
Read More

ÓSCAR DE LA HOYA REALIZARÁ SU ENTREGA ANUAL NÚMERO 5 DE EQUIPO NUEVO Y DE PRIMERA PARA BOXEO AL GARDEN GROVE BOXING

Nov 8, 2017
ÓSCAR DE LA HOYA REALIZARÁ SU ENTREGA ANUAL NÚMERO 5 DE EQUIPO NUEVO Y DE PRIMERA PARA BOXEO AL GARDEN GROVE BOXING PARA EL PROGRAMA DE LOS NIÑOS DESPUÉS DE CLASES
 
A DE LA HOYA SE LE UNIRÁN DECENAS DE JOVENCITOS DEL GIMNASIO PARA LA PRESENTACIÓN DEL EQUIPO Y ESTARÁ DISPONIBLE PARA ENTREVISTAS POSTERIORES
 
VIERNES 10 DE NOVIEMBRE A LAS 3:00 PM
                       
QUÉ:             Óscar de la Hoya, Salón de la Fama, medallista de oro olímpico,
y 10 veces  campeón mundial en seis categorías, sostendrá su quinta edición anual de entrega de equipo del programa después de la escuela, presentando equipo de boxeo de primera clase a los jóvenes del Garden Grove Boxing. Las entrevistas con Óscar de la Hoya estarán disponibles inmediatamente después de la presentación.
 
CUÁNDO:     Viernes 10 de noviembre de 2017
2:30 p.m. PT: Llegada de la Prensa
3:00 p.m. PT: Presentación de equipo y palabras de Óscar de la
Hoya
3:45 p.m. PT: Entrevistas y oportunidad de fotos con Óscar de la
Hoya
 
DÓNDE:        Garden Grove Boxing 
10632 Garden Grove Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92843
 
DATOS:         La Fundación Óscar de la Hoya será anfitrión de su quinta
 entrega anual de equipo de primera calidad de boxeo, reconociendo
a cinco gimnasios de boxeo en el sur de California que recibirán
importantes donaciones de la Fundación ODLH por el apoyo
continuo de sus comunidades y la promoviendo un estilo de vida
saludable para los jóvenes en las comunidades económicamente
desfavorecidas. La Fundación, con el apoyo de su socio
corporativo, Autoridad Municipal de Finanzas de
California, donará equipo nuevo y de primera para boxeo, y los
beneficiarios esta temporada de las donaciones incluye al Garden
Grove Boxing, Eddie Heredia Boxing Club, Westside Boxing Club,
Azteca Boxing Club, y Duarte Boxing Club.
 
VISUAL:       Capture a la leyenda del boxeo Óscar de la Hoya mientras se dirige a
 jóvenes de 5 a 18 años y los motiva a llevar vidas positivas. De la Hoya repartirá personalmente equipo para los niños y estará disponible para entrevistas posteriores a  la presentación del equipo.
HISTORIAL: Óscar de la Hoya, el súper estrella del boxeo,  creó su fundación
en 1995 para traer una mejor calidad de vida a la gente del Este de Los Ángeles. Hoy en día, con la ayuda de muchos, la Fundación atiende a miles de personas al año. La Fundación apoya y sostiene la escuela Óscar de la Hoya, el Centro de Cáncer Cecilia González de la Hoya y el Centro Médico Óscar de la Hoya para la Infancia (ambos ubicados en el hospital White Memorial) y numerosos programas después de la escuela para ayudar a guiar a la gente joven hacia una vida saludable.
Read More

Devin Haney Scores 5th Round Knockout Returns Nov 18 in Atlantic City

Nov 8, 2017
Unbeaten WBC Lightweight Youth Champion
DEVIN “THE DREAM” HANEY
Remains Undefeated with 5th Round Knockout
LAS VEGAS, NV (November 6, 2017) – This past Saturday at the Buckhead Fight Club, in Atlanta GA, WBC Lightweight Youth Champion, Devin “The Dream” Haney (18-0, 12 KOs), remained undefeated with an impressive TKO against Hamza Sempewo (14-9, 7 KOs).
Haney dominated the bout from the opening bell, winning every round convincingly.  In round five of the scheduled six-rounder, Devin landed a vicious left hook to the body, followed by a barrage of punches to the head, that included a nasty uppercut.  The referee stopped the bout after Sempewo was out on his feet, and couldn’t continue.
“I feel I’m improving every time I step into the ring,” said Devin Haney, the WBC Youth Champion, “I wanted to come out to Atlanta and give the fans a memorable fight.  I got the knockout after getting some good rounds in, so I’m happy with my performance.  I know I’m only 18-years old, but I’m on my way to the top.”
After the win, Devin Haney announced that he’ll be making a quick return to the ring against Taiwo Ali (21-5-1, 16 KOs) from Lagos, Nigeria in a scheduled eight-round bout, this time in the lightweight division.  The bout will take place at the Claridge Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City.
Since capturing the WBC Lightweight Youth title earlier this year, Devin Haney has had a difficult time getting other top lightweights in the ring.  All fighters who hold the WBC Youth title must be under the age of 22.  So, Haney will now look to capture other WBC titles, with hopes of landing a big fight with other lightweight contenders.
“I’ve been campaigning at lightweight since I turned professional, but in my last few fights, I’ve been fighting above the 135-pound limit,” Devin Haney continued. “I want to make it clear, that I’ll be campaigning at lightweight as I march toward a world title.  My goal is to first dominate at lightweight, then super-lightweight, and become a multiple world champion.”
Devin Haney is the most active fighter in boxing, having fought eighteen times since turning pro at age seventeen back in 2015.  He’s averaging eight to nine fights a year.
“Our goal when we turned Devin pro was to keep him as busy as possible,” said manager William Haney, who is also Devin’s dad. “I’m happy to say he’s the most active fighter in boxing right now.  It’s a lot of hard work, but we are building something special with Devin Haney Promotions.  We have some exciting partnerships being negotiated behind the scenes that we will announce soon.  It’s amazing what we’ve been able to accomplish in just two years.”

 

Read More

Yuriorkis “El Ciclón de Guantánamo” Gamboa será el nuevo oponente de Jason “El Canito” Sosa

Nov 6, 2017
 YURIORKIS ‘EL CICLÓN DE GUANTÁNAMO’ GAMBOA, EL EX CAMPEÓN MUNDIAL UNIFICADO DE PESO PLUMA, SERÁ EL NUEVO OPONENTE DE JASON ‘EL CANITO’ SOSA EN EL CHOQUE QUE ABRIRÁ LA TRANSMISIÓN DE KOVALEV VS. SHABRANSKYY
 
EL EVENTO SE LLEVARÁ A CABO EL 25 DE NOVIEMBRE EN EL THEATER DEL MADISON SQUARE GARDEN Y SERÁ TELEVISADO EN VIVO POR HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®
 
            LOS ÁNGELES, California 6 de noviembre de 2017. – Yuriorkis “El Ciclón de Guantánamo” Gamboa (27-2, 17 nocáuts) será el nuevo oponente de Jason “El Canito” Sosa (20-2-4, 15 nocáuts) en el pleito a 10 giros en peso superpluma que abrirá la transmisión de Kovalev vs. Shabranskyy desde el Theater del Madison Square Garden.El evento se efectuará el 25 de noviembre y será televisado en vivo por HBO World Championship Boxing empezando a las 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
            Gamboa, de 35 años de edad y ganador de la medalla oro en los juegos Olímpicos de Atenas 2004, ha derrotado a campeones de la talla de Orlando “Siri” Salido y Daniel Ponce de León en su carrera como campeón de peso pluma, división donde unificó los títulos mundiales de la AMB y FIB. El oriundo de Guantánamo, Cuba también se ha enfrentado a fuertes púgiles en las 130 libras, con victorias ante Darleys Pérez  y René “El Gemelo” Alvarado. Gamboa reemplazará a Robinson “Robin Hood” Castellanos, quien tuvo que salirse de este combate por haberse lesionado.
            “Estoy emocionado por esta gran oportunidad de pelear ante Sosa en el respaldo de Kovalev-Shabranskyy”, afirmó Yuriorkis Gamboa. “Una victoria sobre Sosa por HBO me pondrá en camino hacia otra oportunidad de campeonato mundial. Soy un peleador con muchas diferentes cualidades, y eso es lo que llevaré al cuadrilátero en esta batalla ante Sosa. En mi último combate, no estaba bien preparado. Esta vez estaré mucho mejor preparado para salir con la mano en alto”, amenazó.
“Estoy emocionado por Gamboa”, anotó Zeferino Ramírez de ZR Entertainment. “Este es la pelea que queríamos. Espero grandes oportunidades para Gamboa en 2018, y estará listo para cualquier campeón en las 130 libras si sale victorioso como lo esperamos este 25 de noviembre”, puntualizó.
            Sosa, el nativo de Camden, Nueva Jersey y de ascendencia puertorriqueña, es ex campeón mundial superpluma de la AMB. Sosa capturó ese título tras derrotar al entonces invicto Javier “El Abejón” Fortuna por nocaut en el undécimo asalto en Beijing, China en junio de 2016. Sosa defendió su título con una victoria por decisión unánime ante Stephen Smith en Monte Carlo en noviembre de 2016 antes de regresar en abril de 2017 en una batalla muy difícil ante Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko. Sosatambién es conocido por haber empatado ante el ex monarca superpluma de la AMB Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters y por haber noqueado en solamente un episodio a Jerry “The Corpus Christi Kid” Belmontes.
 
            “La gente cree que tenemos un oponente más fácil porque Castellanos le ganó a Gamboa, pero no pensamos de esa manera”, aclaró Jason Sosa. “Tal vez Gamboa no tomó a Gamboa en serio. Así que esperamos ver lo mejor de Gamboa este 25 de noviembre. Dicho esto, lo más importante no es con quien me voy a pelear, sino por qué. Estamos peleando para hacer orgulloso a Puerto Rico después de todo lo que han sufrido la gente de esa isla”, concluyó.
 
            “Gamboa vs. Sosa debe ser una pelea sólida entre dos púgiles del mismo tamaño y que les gusta lastimar a sus oponentes”, dijo Russell Peltz, Promotor Salón de La Fama de Peltz Boxing Promotions. “El duelo será mejor que el previamente anunciado entre Castellanos y Sosa por los estilos de Gamboa y Sosa”, finalizó.
            Kovalev vs. Shabranskyy es un combate a 12 asaltos por el vacante cinto mundial semicompleto de la OMB, y es presentado por Main Events y Krusher Promotions en asociación con Golden Boy Promotions. Barrera vs. Valera es un pleito a 10 giros en peso semicompleto presentado porMain Events en asociación con Shuan Boxing Promotions. Gamboa vs. Sosa es un choque a 10 asaltos en peso superpluma presentado por Golden Boy Promotions en asociación con Peltz Boxing y ZR Entertainment. El evento se llevará a cabo el 25 de noviembre en el Theater del Madison Square Garden y será televisado en vivo por HBO World Championship Boxing comenzando a las 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Read More

DEONTAY WILDER RETAINS WBC HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE WITH DEVASTATING FIRST-ROUND KNOCKOUT OF BERM ANE STIVERNE SATURDAY NIGHT ON SHOWTIME

Nov 6, 2017

DEONTAY WILDER RETAINS WBC HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE WITH DEVASTATING FIRST-ROUND KNOCKOUT OF BERMANE STIVERNE SATURDAY NIGHT ON SHOWTIME® FROM BARCLAYS CENTER

Shawn Porter Scores Unanimous Decision Win Over Adrian Granados in SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® Co-Feature

 

Catch The Replay Monday, Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT On SHOWTIME EXTREME®

Watch the Wilder KO: http://s.sho.com/2zguBki

 Photos from Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

 Photos from Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

 Photos from Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

 

BROOKLYN (Nov. 5, 2017) – Undefeated heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder retained his WBC title in his sixth defense with a dominant first-round knockout of mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Saturday night on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®.

 

Wilder (39-0, 38 KO’s) knocked Stiverne (25-3-1, 21 KOs) to the ground three times before referee Arthur Mercante halted the bout at 2:59 of the opening round. After Stiverne took Wilder the distance in their January 2015 title bout, Wilder has now knocked out every single opponent that he has faced in his career. Watch Wilder knocking out Stiverne HERE.

 

“So much frustration, it just seemed like my career, it’s been crazy. So many guys using PED’s”, said Wilder, the only American heavyweight world champion. “I just want to prove that I am the best. I know I am the best but I want to prove I am the best.”

 

Wilder first knocked Stiverne to the ground with a devastating one-two combination that caught the Haitian challenger on the nose. Seconds after Stiverne got back to his feet, Wilder landed another clean combination with a big left and an overhand right that sent a stunned Stiverne back to the canvas. The final blow came in the waning moments of the opening round as Wilder landed four clean punches to the face of a wobbly Stiverne.

 

“You have to give props to Stiverne for getting in the ring,” said Wilder. “It takes a lot of courage and it takes a lot of pride to step in the ring with someone like me. We do what we have to do in the ring and at least he stepped up. He was a clean fighter.”

 

After the brutal knockout, an emotional Wilder was asked by SHOWTIME Sports® reporter Jim Gray about a possible fight with unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

 

“I’ve been waiting on that fight for a long time now,” said Wilder. “I declare war upon you. Do you accept my challenge? I’ve been waiting for a long time. I know I’m the champion. I know I’m the best. Are you up for the test?

 

“A king doesn’t chase the peasants. A king takes kings. I want Joshua. If he doesn’t give me the fight we have other plans. The world wants Joshua, the world wants Wilder, I want Joshua. Joshua come and see me baby. No more dodging, no more excuses. Make the date, don’t wait.”
Former welterweight world champion Shawn Porter (28-2-1, 17 KOs) defeated Adrian Granados (18-6-2, 11 KOs) via unanimous decision (scored 117-111 by all three judges) in an exciting fight between two all-action competitors that served as the co-featured event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING. The victory makes Porter the mandatory title challenger for unified welterweight champion Keith Thurman’s WBC belt.

 

Porter, who injured his left hand in the sixth round, landed the sharper and more accurate punches throughout the fight, including 40 percent of his power punches. Both fighters came out aggressive in the early rounds and exchanged several powerful blows.

 

“He gave me a little trouble here and there,” said Porter. “I hurt my left hand in the sixth round, but I kept using it. I had to use my jab. It took a toll on me and by the 10th round I just couldn’t throw it anymore.

 

“The strategy was to keep working the jab. I knew he’d come at me periodically. I was prepared and dug deep to get the win.”

 

Granados, of Cicero, Ill., fought valiantly and withstood multiple barrages from the powerful Porter and countered with several quick combinations of his own. Granados, who landed just 24 percent of his total punches, disagreed with the judges’ scorecard.

 

“I thought that I was controlling the fight and keeping up with him the whole time,” Granados told Jim Gray. “He was just trying to use his normal tricks. I rocked him multiple times and he never had me in any trouble.

 

“He’s a brute. I thought the referee [Gary Rosato] did a good job breaking up the fight at the right times. It was rough but I definitely thought I did better than the scorecards said.”

 

In the opening bout of the telecast, unbeaten top contender Sergey Lipinets (13-0, 10 KOs) earned the vacant IBF Junior Welterweight World Championship with a unanimous decision victory over Japanese veteran Akihiro Kondo (29-7-1, 16 KOs). The judges scored the fight 118-110, 117-111 and 117-111.  

 

The back-and-forth 12-round world championship fight saw Lipinets control the early rounds with a diversified, creative attack targeting Kondo’s body. An accidental clash of heads in the sixth round, which opened up a deep cut on the forehead of Lipinets, altered the momentum of the fight as Kondo gained confidence and was able to land some powerful punches to the head and body of Lipinets. The 28-year old Lipinets, who earned the title in just his 13thprofessional fight, was able to regain control in the later rounds to earn the unanimous win.

 

“I think the scorecards were accurate but it was a good fight,” said Lipinets. “The head-butt really impaired my vision and it led to me walking into some stupid shots.

 

“I’m happy with my performance. I’m just going to keep getting better from here. I’m ready to take any on challenge thrown my way.”

 

Kondo, who was fighting for the first time in the United States, proved a worthy opponent on the night. “It was a fair decision,” said Kondo, through a translater. “He hit me with a lot of hard punches and I felt like I needed at least a knockdown in the last round.

 

“I made up my mind that I wasn’t going to show any pain or fear from his punches. I was determined to keep fighting all night.”

 

Saturday’s telecast will replay on, Sunday, November 5 at 9 a.m. ET/PT and Monday, November 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME EXTREME and will be available on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® and SHOWTIME ANYTIME®.

 

This event was sponsored by Corona Extra, La Cerveza Mas Fina and promoted by DiBella Entertainment and TGB Promotions.

 

Read More

UFC® ANNOUNCES NEW INTEGRATED PARTNERSHIP WITH AIRASIA

Nov 6, 2017

UFC® ANNOUNCES NEW INTEGRATED PARTNERSHIP WITH AIRASIA

UFC taps AirAsia to serve as global brand’s first-ever “Official Airline” partner

 

NEW YORK – UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, today announced a new multi-territory partnership with AirAsia, Asia’s leading low-cost carrier, to serve as the global brand’s first-ever “Official Airline” sponsor. The partnership, which encompasses Asia and Australia, will begin on Saturday, November 4, during the highly-anticipated UFC® 217: BISPING vs. ST-PIERRE, live from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York.

 

“This deal is an indication of how much UFC and the sport of mixed martial arts have grown in Asia and around the world,” UFC Vice President of Asia-Pacific Kevin Chang said. “AirAsia is an innovative and fast-growing brand, we thank them for the support and we’re looking forward to creating engaging branded content for fight fans and AirAsia customers to enjoy.”

 

“In many ways, UFC’s rapid rise as a global phenomenon parallels AirAsia’s,” said Tony Fernandes, Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia. “The UFC expanded from their first event in Denver to the rest of the US and then to Asia-Pacific and the world, while AirAsia grew from a small domestic airline into Asia’s largest low-cost carrier that now flies to the US. Opposite directions but chasing the same dream, and we are thrilled to team up with a brand that shares our drive and vision.”

 

AirAsia will begin its international activations during UFC’s historic inaugural event in mainland China at UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: SILVA vs. GASTELUM on Saturday, November 25 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. As part of this collaboration, AirAsia will obtain rights to signage and branding inside UFC’s world-famous Octagon® during the event in Shanghai and select international UFC events in 2018.

 

With this partnership, AirAsia will also serve as presenting sponsor of select UFC Fan Experiences throughout the region and promote a national sweepstakes campaign where two fans will win a UFC VIP Experience during an event in 2018. The airline brand will also be integrated across multiple UFC-based social and digital platforms, as well as having a presence during live-event broadcasts and on UFC.com. UFC and AirAsia will also jointly sponsor content featured on Weibo and WeChat platforms in China.

 

Along with integration during international UFC events, this sponsorship will also deliver exciting co-branded content to Asian fight fans via AirAsia and UFC’s media platforms. These initiatives include monthly training sessions featuring UFC athletes and members of the UFC Performance Institute’s staff.

 

UFC and AirAsia will also make history by selecting the first-ever UFC scholarship program recipient. As part of this program, one Asia-based athlete will be awarded an all-expenses paid scholarship that includes travel to the United States and training at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

For more information on AirAsia, please visit airasia.com or follow AirAsia on Facebook and YouTube (AirAsia), Twitter and Instagram (@airasia), Weibo (@亚航之家) or WeChat and Zhihu (@亚洲航空).

 

For more information on UFC, please visit UFC.com. Follow us on Weibo, WeChat, Youku, QQ, Facebook (UFC Asia), Twitter and Instagram (@ufc).

Read More

EA SPORTS UFC 3 REVEALED WITH UFC LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION CONOR MCGREGOR AS THE OFFICIAL GLOBAL COVER ATHLETE

Nov 6, 2017

EA SPORTS UFC 3 REVEALED WITH UFC® LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION CONOR MCGREGOR

AS THE OFFICIAL GLOBAL COVER ATHLETE
Revolutionary New Gameplay Technology ‘Real Player Motion Tech’ Delivers the Most Fluid and Responsive Fighter Motion Ever.
See the Official Gameplay Trailer Here.

 

NEW YORK, NY – November 3, 2017 – Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) officially revealed EA SPORTS™ UFC® 3 featuring UFC® lightweight champion Conor McGregor, the only UFC athlete to hold UFC titles in two weight classes simultaneously, as the game’s official global cover athlete. EA SPORTS UFC 3 introduces a new generation of fighting for fight fans powered by Real Player Motion (RPM) Tech, a revolutionary new gameplay animation technology that delivers the most fluid and responsive motion in EA SPORTS UFC history.  A new G.O.A.T. Career Mode now means that players’ choices outside UFC’s world-famous Octagon® matter just as much as their performance inside it. This new mode allows you to strategically promote upcoming fights, create heated rivalries and more on the road to becoming the Greatest of All Time. EA SPORTS UFC 3 will be available worldwide on February 2, 2018 for Xbox One and PlayStation®4.

 

Click here to see the Official UFC 3 Gameplay Trailer.

 

“Two belts, two covers – EA SPORTS got it right again,” UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor said. “It’s an honor to be on the cover and I can’t wait to play the game.”

 

Real Player Motion (RPM) Tech is a revolutionary new EA SPORTS animation technology that sets a new bar for motion and responsiveness in the best-looking – and now the best-feeling – EA SPORTS UFC game ever. With over 5,000 new animations captured and rebuilt from the ground up, players can now move, strike, and create seamless combinations in-game with the world’s best mixed martial arts athletes. Every punch, kick, block, and counter has been recaptured and rebuilt on cutting-edge animation tech to look and feel life-like and responsive, delivering the most strategic, competitive fighting experience in franchise history.

 

UFC 3 and RPM Tech mark a new generation of gameplay in EA SPORTS games,” said EA SPORTS UFC 3 Creative Director, Brian Hayes. “The new animation technology has allowed us to take a massive leap forward in motion and responsiveness. The result is a complete overhaul to gameplay where every move is more strategic and looks more authentic and beautiful.”

 

EA SPORTS UFC 3 also introduces the new G.O.A.T. Career Mode where – for the first time – the choices made throughout your career impact your path to greatness. Outside of fights, players will make promotional choices to build hype, gain fans, earn more cash through big contracts and capture the world’s attention. A new in-game social media system allows players to create heated rivalries with other UFC athletes, providing the freedom to take on any type of persona, between cool-headed contender or infamous trash-talker.

 

Building on the fan-favorite Knockout Mode introduced in EA SPORTS UFC 2EA SPORTS UFC 3 delivers a new suite of multiplayer modes designed for fast, fun fights that are perfect for letting fists fly when playing against friends. Those looking for a quick social experience can jump into Stand & Bang mode, Submission Showdown mode, or opt to customize their match with unlimited stamina or extra strike damage in Fight Now Custom. The all-new Tournament Mode offers ultimate bragging rights as players attempt to take on as many opponents as possible in bracket-style elimination rounds with continuous damage and fatigue.

 

EA SPORTS UFC 3 will be available worldwide on February 2 for Xbox One and PlayStation®4. Pre-order the Champions Edition now and receive up to three days early access to the full game, the choice of one current or former UFC champion in Ultimate Team and 20 Premium Packs in Ultimate Team*. Choose between former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson or UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. For full pre-order details and to learn more about EA SPORTS UFC 3 visit https://www.ea.com/games/ufc/ufc-3.

 

EA Access members receive a 10 percent discount when they purchase a digital version of EA SPORTS UFC 3 on Xbox Live.**

 

For more information about EA SPORTS games, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit https://www.ea.com/games/ufc/ufc-3 to connect, share and compete.

Read More

JUAN CARLOS “MERENGUE” ABREU STOPS JESUS “RENUENTE” SOTO KARASS IN EIGHTH ROUND OF MAIN EVENT OF GOLDEN BOY BOXING

Nov 6, 2017
JUAN CARLOS “MERENGUE” ABREU STOPS JESUS “RENUENTE” SOTO KARASS IN EIGHTH ROUND OF MAIN EVENT OF
GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN AT CASINO DEL SOL IN TUCSON, ARIZONA
 
RYAN “KINGRY” GARCIA DEFENDS JUNIOR NABF SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE WITH THIRD-ROUND TKO VICTORY AGAINST CESAR VALENZUELA IN CO-MAIN EVENT
(Juan Carlos Abreu scored a eighth-round technical knockout victory against Jesus Soto Karass in the main event of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN on Nov. 2)
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan – HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions
TUCSON, Ariz. (Nov. 2, 2017) Juan Carlos “Merengue” Abreu (20-3-1, 19 KOs) took a decisive step forward in the welterweight rankings after stopping the experienced Mexican warrior Jesus “Renuente” Soto Karass (28-13-4, 18 KOs) in the eighth-round of the scheduled 10-round main event of the latest edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona. Abreu, of La Romana, Dominican Republic, outboxed Soto Karass in nearly every round as the native of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, pushed forward aggressively. After scoring a knockdown followed by a series of unanswered punches, the fight was stopped at 1:07 of the eighth round.
 
“I feel great. I’m very happy, and I thank God,” said Abreu. I knew I would get the knockout. I wanted it, and knew I would get it. I expected a stronger Soto Karass, but he did a spectacular job anyway.”
 
“I was not expecting things to end this way, but unfortunately they did,” said Soto Karass. “It was a good fight, and that’s boxing: you win some and you lose some. After speaking with my family and with my manager, I’ll decide what is next. I feel proud of my work. I want people to remember me for the great fights I was in. I don’t know what I will do next, but I am satisfied either way.”
Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (12-0, 11 KOs) the exciting 130-pound rising star of Victorville, Calif., scored a third-round technical knockout victory against Pheonix, Arizona’s Cesar Valenzuela (14-6-1, 5 KOs) to defend his Junior NABF Super Featherweight Title in a scheduled eight-round affair. Garcia walked Valenzuela down from one side of the ring to the other, using a high-guard and many feints to help facilitate his aggression. In the first round, Garcia scored a counter left hook that dropped Valenzuela, which he followed with another knockdown in the third round before the fight was stopped shortly after.
 
“I knew I had him [Valenzuela] and that he would come down sooner or later,” said Garcia. “I feel great. He was moving a lot, but I was able to keep putting the pressure and hunt him down. I knew I would catch him; it was just a matter of time.”
 
San Antonio, Texas’ Hector “El Finito” Tanajara, Jr. (11-0, 4 KOs) scored a hard-earned eight-round unanimous decision victory against Jesus Serrano (17-5-2, 12 KOs) of Nogales, Mexico in a super featherweight battle. Tanajara won with scores of 80-72, 80-72, 79-73.
“I felt good, even though he was a good and tough opponent,” said Tanajara, Jr. “It was a good experience. I give myself a B+ for this fight. I could have done better all-around. My opponent made it tough because he was short. I need to work on dealing with shorter fighters.”
 
Topping of the ESPN3 livestream were Rafael Gramajo (9-1-2, 2 KOs) of Garden City, Kansas and German Meraz (58-45-2, 35 KOs) of Agua Prieta, Mexico, who fought to a competitive majority draw after six rounds of a super featherweight bout. After a back and forth fight in which both men landed significant body shots, one judge scored the fight 58-56 for Gramajo, which was overruled by two scores of 57-57.
 
Cesar Diaz (7-0, 6 KOs), the always aggressive bantamweight prospect of Palmdale, California, scored a fifth-round technical knockout victory against Tijuana, Mexico’s Pedro Melo (17-18-1, 8 KOs) in a scheduled six-round bout. Diaz wore Melo down with a constant attack to the body and head, knocking him down with a shot to the body in the third round that was not ruled a knockdown. Diaz then scored two more knockdowns in the fifth-round, the second of which forced the stoppage at 1:10 of that round.
 
Christopher Gonzalez (1-0) of Tucson, Arizona opened the night of boxing with a four-round unanimous decision victory against Jesus Arevalo (2-2) of Sierra Vista, Arizona in a super lightweight fight. Gonzalez, who was making his professional debut, won with scores of 40-35, 40-35 and 39-36.
 
Soto Karass vs. Abreu was a 10-round welterweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Showdown Promotions, and was sponsored by TECATE, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” and Hennessy “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The event took place on Nov. 2 at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Ariz.
Read More

Selina Barrios Spooks Her Opponent Zarina Tsoloyeva as She Backs Out of Fight

Nov 6, 2017
Selina Barrios Spooks Her Opponent,
                                                               Zarina Tsoloyeva Backs Out of Fight
RAYNE, LA (November 2, 2017) – Two days after Halloween, unbeaten female sensation, lightweight Selina “Aztec Queen” Barrios (2-0, 1 KO), has spooked her opponent, Zarina Tsoloyeva (Pro Debut) from Zhaksy, Kazakhstan, as she backed out of their scheduled 4-round bout, set to take place today at The Rayne Civic Center in Louisiana.  Tsoloyeva refused to step on the scale at yesterdays weigh-in.
Selina Barrios is one of the most avoided female fighters in the United States and now Kazakhstan.  Ebony Jones from Alabama, Alpha Patricia Lopez from Mexico, and now Zarina Tsoloyeva from Kazakhstan, all signed to fight Selina but backed out to fight her at the last minute.  Jones and Lopez were no shows, while Tsoloyeva who is from the distant land of Kazakhstan, showed up to the weigh-in, but declined to step on the scale.
“I was willing to fight Zarina Tsoloyeva, the decorated amateur from Kazakhstan, but she pulled out at the last minute, like my last two opponents.” said Selina Barrios from San Antonio. “It’s been very difficult getting opponents to fight me.  I’ve always said, I don’t care who they put in front of me, I’ll fight anyone.  I have that much confidence in my skills.  I have no choice but to move on, but I’m respectfully sending a message to everyone in the lightweight and super-lightweight divisions, I’m not going anywhere, eventually you will all have to fight me.”
Nothing will derail Selina as she stays positive and continues to work hard, looking for that opportunity to challenge the best the lightweight and super-lightweight divisions has to offer. Selina’s handlers must now move her to six and eight round bouts right away, to chip away and get to a championship fight as she gains more ring experience as a professional.
“Looking at all the top lightweights and super-lightweights, I predict Selina will fight for a world championship before her tenth fight,” said advisor Kerry Daigle. “Possibly by fight number seven or eight.  We’re going to move her into six and eight rounders moving forward.  I’m already in talks with the sanctioning bodies to get her ranked.”
“If no one wants to fight me, then I’m calling out all the name fighters in the division,” Selina Barrios continued. “Amanda SerranoMikaela MayerJessica McCaskill and of course, Katie Taylor, I’m willing to fight you guys anytime, anywhere.  Like I said, at some point, you will all have to fight me.”
Read More

SALIDO Y ROMAN GARANTIZAN ESPECTACULO

Nov 6, 2017

DUELO MEXICANO

ORLANDO SALIDO VS. MIGUEL ROMAN

 EL SABADO 9 DE DICIEMBRE  

EN EL  MANDALAY BAY RESORT Y CASINO DE LAS VEGAS

TELEVISADO EN VIVO POR HBO BOXING AFTER DARK

 

Los Angeles, California.- El cuatro veces campeón mundial  en dos divisiones ORLANDO ‘Siri’ SALIDO  (44-13-4, 31 KO’s) de Ciudad Obregón, Sonora y  su compatriota  MIGUEL  ‘Mikey’   ROMAN  (57-12, 44 KO’s) de Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua  se enfrentarán en el duelo estelar de una función que se realizará el sábado 9  de diciembre en el Mandalay Bay Events Center de Las Vegas, Nevada. El combate pactado a 10 giros será televisado en vivo por HBO en su programa “Boxing After Dark” comenzando a las 10:20 p.m. Este/Pacifico. El evento es presentado por Promociones Zanfer, Golden Boy Promotions y Tom Loeffler y patrocinada por Tecate.

 

Hoy durante una conferencia de prensa en un restaurante en el centro de Los Angeles, Loeffler anunció oficialmente la cartelera de la función junto con el presidente de Golden Boy Promotions, Erik Gómez que también tendrá en acción al ex campeón mundial Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas.

 

“Estoy muy contento de estar como estelar en una magna función en Las Vegas y como siempre voy a dar todo de mi para dar una gran pelea a todos lo que vean este combate. Yo me voy a preparar al cien por ciento para brindarle a la afición de Las Vegas una gran pele”, dijo Salido quien fue acompañado por su asesor Sean Gibbons, su entrenador Santos Moreno y su nuevo preparador físico Guillermo “Memo” Heredia.

 

“Estoy seguro que alcanzaré una gran condición física y voy a estar bien preparado para enfrentar a un peleador fuerte y aguerrido como lo es Román. Aquí los que ganarán serán el público pues nuestros estilos garantizan un gran espectáculo”, afirmo Salido

 

Los boleros saldrán a la venta en breve y tendrán un precio de $50 a $250 dólares.

 

“Estoy consciente de que esta será una pelea muy dura contra un rival muy fuerte, pero yo tengo lo mío y sé que le puedo ganar a Salido. Quizá mucha gente piense que voy a ser un rival fácil para Salido, pero yo sé que esta es una gran oportunidad para mi carrera y no la pienso desaprovechar”, dijo Román.

 

“Esta pelea me recuerda al primer duelo entre Erik Morales y Marco Antonio Barrera que  también fue en el Mandalay Bay. Son dos boxeadores mexicanos que se fajan en todo  momento y estoy seguro que nos van a brindar la mejor pelea de este año”, dijo Fernando Beltrán, Presidente de Promociones Zanfer.

 

REDES SOCIAES

#SalidoRoman

@Siri_Salido

@Zanferboxeo

@GoldenBoyBoxing

@TomLoeffler1

@HBOBoxing

@MandalayBay

Read More