Amir Khan conoce a los Golden State Warriors

Apr 2, 2019

Amir Khan conoce a los Golden State Warriors

Khan retará a Terence “Bud” Crawford por el título welter
de la OMB el 20 de abril en el Madison Square Garden

¡EN VIVO POR ESPN PPV!

(Credito de Fotos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)
 

OAKLAND, Calif. – El “Rey” del boxeo en el Reino Unido se reunió con los guerreros del Área de la Bahía. Antes de continuar su preparación para su batalla por el título mundial del 20 de abril contra  el mandamás libra por libra, Terence “Bud” Crawford, el ex campeón mundial Amir “King” Kang (33-4, 20 KOs) hizo una parada en la instalación de práctica de los Golden State Warriors para conocer a los jugadores y al personal de los cinco veces campeones de la NBA.

Durante su visita, Khan saludó, posó para fotos y regaló guantes firmados a Demarcus Cousins, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala y el entrenador en jefe de los Warriors, Steve Kerr.

Justo después de su parada en la práctica de los Warriors, Khan fue directamente al gimnasio para continuar su preparación para desafiar a Crawford por su título de peso welter de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), el 20 de abril, en el Madison Square Garden.

Promocionados por Top Rank, en asociación con Matchroom Boxing y Khan Promotions, las entradas restantes para este evento de campeonato mundial a un precio de $606, $406, $306, $206, $106, $81 y $56 (incluidas las tarifas de instalaciones) se pueden comprar en la boletería del Madison Square Garden, todos los puntos de venta de Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster por teléfono (866-858-0008) y en línea enwww.ticketmaster.com o www.MSG.com.

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Las revanchas Berchelt vs Vargas y Navarrete vs Dogboe estelarizarán el cartel Top Rank

Apr 2, 2019
 Las revanchas Berchelt vs Vargas y Navarrete vs Dogboe estelarizarán el cartel Top Rank on ESPN del 11 de mayo en Tucson


En vivo en ESPN y ESPN Deportes a las 10 p.m. ET

Taquillas a la venta mañana martes, 2 de abril a las 12 p.m. ET


Miguel “El Alacrán” Berchelt y Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas ya se enfrentaron en una guerra dentro del ring. Tras dos años desde esa impresionante batalla, los guerreros mexicanos están listos para enfrentarse una vez más.

Berchelt, quien le arrebató a Vargas el título súperpluma del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB) con un nocaut en el undécimo asalto en enero del 2017, realizará la quinta defensa de ese cinturón el sábado 11 de mayo en el Tucson Arena, ubicado dentro del Centro de Convenciones de Tucson.

En un sensacional combate co-estelar, el campeón mundial de peso junior pluma de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), el mexicano Emanuel Navarrete, intentará repetir la acción cuando defienda su título en una revancha inmediata contra Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe, a quien derrotó por decisión unánime el 8 de diciembre pasado en el cartel Lomachenko vs. Pedraza. 

Los combates Berchelt vs. Vargas 2 y Navarrete vs. Dogboe 2 serán televisados en ESPN y ESPN Deportes a partir de las 10 p.m. ET. Las peleas de respaldo se transmitirán en vivo a partir de las 6:30 p.m. ET por ESPN+: el nuevo servicio de transmisión de suscripción de múltiples deportes, directo al consumidor del segmento Directo al Consumidor e Internacional de The Walt Disney Company junto con ESPN. 

En una promoción de Top Rank, en asociación con Golden Boy Promotions, los boletos para este evento de campeonato mundial a un precio de $102, $77, $52 y $27 estarán a la venta mañana martes, 2 de abril, a las 12 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. MST. Los boletos se pueden comprar en cualquier punto de venta de Ticketmaster, en línea en www.Ticketmaster.com, por teléfono al (800) 745-3000, o visitando la oficina de boletos del Centro de Convenciones de Tucson. 

“Francisco Vargas es un gran guerrero mexicano, igual que yo”, dijo Berchelt. “Estoy entrenando al máximo para demostrar una vez más que no solo soy mejor que él, sino que soy el mejor de los 130 libras del mundo”.

“No tengo dudas de que el 2019 será mi gran año de regreso”, dijo Vargas. “Los tres hombres sabios vinieron con regalos, y uno de ellos es mi muy esperada revancha contra Miguel Berchelt el 11 de mayo. Como dije antes de nuestra primera pelea, los mexicanos nunca retroceden, y lo demostraré una vez más en el ring”.

“Todos estamos deseando esta cartelera. Berchelt vs. Vargas y Navarrete vs. Dogboe fueron increíbles peleas de acción la primera vez, y las revanchas proporcionarán fuegos artificiales”, dijo el legendario promotor de Top Rank, Bob Arum. “Esta es sin duda una de las grandes carteleras del 2019, y no hay mejor lugar para que se lleve a cabo que la increíble ciudad de Tucson. Los fanáticos peleas son apasionados, informados y llenarán el edificio”.

“La primera pelea entre Francisco Vargas y Miguel Berchelt fue una guerra”, dijo Eric Gómez, presidente de Golden Boy Promotions. “Vargas se quedó corto esa noche, pero ha sido su única derrota. Desde entonces, ha mejorado mucho entrenando con Joel Díaz, por lo que estoy aún más confiado ahora que Vargas recuperará su cinturón. Golden Boy Promotions está comprometido en hacer las mejores peleas, y estamos felices de trabajar con Top Rank y Zanfer Promotions para hacer otra batalla clásica”.

Berchelt (35-1, 31 KOs) es un boxeador-golpeador puro que ha ganado 14 peleas en fila desde su única derrota, un nocaut polémico de primera ronda que la mayoría de los expertos creen que se detuvo prematuramente. Había sido campeón mundial interino antes de enfrentarse a Vargas en Indio, California. Fue un choque cuerpo a cuerpo que vio a Berchelt desgastar constantemente a Vargas hasta que el árbitro detuvo el combate a los 2:19 del undecimo asalto después de una serie de golpes. Berchelt se fue de 3-0 en el 2018, y recientemente detuvo a Miguel “Mickey” Roman en la novena ronda de un choque contendiente a Pelea del Año.

Vargas (25-1-2, 18 KOs), quien ha ganado dos combates seguidos desde la derrota de Berchelt, es incapaz de hacer una pelea aburrida. Estuvo involucrado en la Pelea del Año en el 2015 y el 2016. En el 2015, magullado, maltratado y con una cortadura en el ojo que casi hizo que la pelea se detuviera, regresó para noquear a Takashi Miura en el noveno asalto. En el 2016 luchó contra Orlando “Siri” Salido en una batalla que terminó en un empate. En su última pelea, eliminó a Rod Salka en seis asaltos, preparando el escenario para lo que promete ser una secuela llena de acción.

Navarrete (26-1, 22 KOs) ha ganado 20 combates consecutivos, irrumpiendo en la escena mundial con su sorprendente victoria ante Dogboe. En la primera pelea ante Dogboe, presionó la acción y detuvo al ghanés para lograr una decisión bien merecida. 

Dogboe (20-1, 14 KOs), 24, emergió en el  2018 como el último de la larga lista de campeones ghaneses. Dogboe, miembro de la familia Royal Badu de Anyako en la región de Volta en Ghana, le arrebató el título junior pluma junior de la OMB a Jessie Magdaleno en abril del 2018, al detener a Magdaleno en el undécimo asalto. Defendió su título en agosto, derribando a Hidenori Otake en una ronda. Luego, se topó con Navarrete, quien detuvo el empuje mágico de Dogboe. El 11 de mayo, Dogboe tendrá la oportunidad de recuperar su estatus como uno de los jóvenes talentos de élite del deporte.
 
“Estoy listo para mostrarle al mundo que nuestra primera pelea no fue un accidente”, dijo Navarrete. “Soy el mejor peleador, y lo mostraré de nuevo. Dogboe cometió un error al tomar esta revancha”.

“Mira, en mi última pelea, no estaba en forma. Subestimé a Emanuel Navarrete”, dijo Dogboe. “Pero sabes algo, en mi punto más bajo, él no pudo noquearme. Esta pelea, el 11 de mayo, es una garantía: Isaac Dogboe está aquí para dejar las cosas claras. Tucson, no querrás perderte esta pelea. Es una pelea de la que la gente va a estar hablando durante mucho, mucho tiempo. Un Isaac Dogboe en forma es un Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe muy peligroso. ¡El 11 de mayo, voy por mi título! “
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RYAN GARCIA DEFEATS JOSE ‘WONDER BOY’ LOPEZ IN FRONT OF SOLD-OUT

Apr 2, 2019

RYAN GARCIA DEFEATS JOSE ‘WONDER BOY’ LOPEZANGEL ‘TITO’ ACOSTA STOPS GANIGAN LOPEZ IN CO-MAIN EVENTSATURDAY MARCH 30, 2019 AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO AND STREAMED LIVE EXCLUSIVELY ON DAZN

(ABOVE: Ryan Garcia scored a dominant stoppage victory against Jose Lopez at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and streamed live on DAZN)

Photos/VideosPhoto Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy 


INDIO, CALIF. (March 30, 2019): Rising lightweight star Ryan Garcia (18-0, 14 KOs) of Victorville, Calif. viciously stopped Jose Lopez (20-4-1, 14 KOs) of Carolina, Puerto Rico at the end of two rounds of a scheduled 10-round battle that headlined a stacked night of Golden Boy action. The event took place on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the sold-out Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. and was streamed live on DAZN .  “I’m training with Eddy Reynoso, one of the best trainers in the world right now,” said Ryan Garcia. “My improvements are even going to get better and better. My fights are going to get better and better, and the competition is going to get better. And I’m going to be ready for it. I’m showing everybody that I need to put up the competition because the more I get better, the opposition has to get better. And do I think I’m ready for a world title this year? Hell yes. Defense is the one thing with Eddy that we’re working on every day, and I’ve seen Canelo do it. You’ve seen how much he’s improved over the years, and I’m just learning from the best. So, the more and more I train with my brother [Canelo] right here, the more we’re going to get better” “I just caught him with that right hand over the top,” Garcia continued. “He kept ducking his head, and I just smacked him wherever he went. Boom. It’s like the cobra bag, everywhere he went, I went for it. The first round, I started letting my hands go, because I was going to try to work on some punches, but then I’m like man, I’m going to start hitting him. And that’s when I knew I could get him. Hopefully I fight on the undercard of my guy right here, May 4th, Canelo vs. Jacobs. But wherever my destiny takes me, that’s where I’m going to fight. I’m going to spend time with my new baby, Riley. I did this one for you baby. And all the other fights are for you, baby.” “He’s learning a lot and I’m very impressed because he’s the kind of fighter who, he does what he does in the gym, in the ring, and he did that tonight,” said Canelo Alvarez. “I think he’s the best prospect today.” “He’s on his way,” said Oscar De La Hoya. “Look, he proved it again tonight. There’s a lot of fans that want to see him win that world title. And believe me, it’s going to happen sooner than later.” Angel Acosta (20-1, 19 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico successfully defended his WBO Light Flyweight World Title against Ganigan Lopez (35-9-1, 19 KOs) of Carolina, Puerto Rico via knockout in the eighth round of a fight originally scheduled for twelve rounds. The fight was stopped at 1:55 of the aforementioned round. “We did all the work that we did in the gym,” said Angel Acosta. “Ganigan came here very intelligently. He knew how to move and how to avoid punches, especially after the first round when I hurt him. I want to unify but I also want to get the big purses. I’ve shown that I can knock people out just like the people in the bigger divisions. I’ve had 21 fights and 20 of them have ended by knockout, so I want the big money.” Rocky Hernandez (28-0-3, 24 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico stopped Ibrahim Class (22-6, 10 KOs) of Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania via knockout at 1:58 of the second round of a super featherweight originally slated for ten rounds.  “I showed my ability in there,” said Rocky Hernandez. “This year I plan to show everyone the Mexican style we all love. I also want the world to know who Rocky Hernandez is. Hopefully I can get a world title shot by the end of the year.” Aaron McKenna (7-0, 4 KOs) of Monaghan, Ireland defeated Loretto Olivas, (3-1, 1 KO) Santa Fe, New Mexico via six-round unanimous decision in a welterweight fight. McKenna won with three scores 60-53. “It was fantastic to fight on DAZN,” said Aaron McKenna. “I felt great in there tonight. I felt like I dominated from the first bell. I take my hat off to my opponent. I hit him with some great shots, and I hurt him. But he stuck in there until the end. I’m happy with my performance, and I’m looking forward to fighting on DAZN again soon.” Danielito Zorrilla (11-0, 8 KOs) of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico stopped Gamaliel Diaz (40-20-3, 19 KOs) of Michoacan, Mexico via knockout in the second round of a welterweight battle originally slated for eight rounds. “I feel good,” said Danielito Zorrilla. “This was the kind of fight we were looking. We wanted experienced fighters. I knew what I had to do in there, and thank God for the victory.” Joet Gonzalez (22-0, 12 KOs) of Glendora, Calif. scored a fifth-round knockout victory against Rodrigo Guerrero (26-8-2, 16 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in a scheduled ten-round featherweight fight. Gonzalez stopped Guerrero at 2:27 of the aforementioned round. “It feels great, said Joet Gonzalez. “He’s [Guerrero] never been knocked out, never been stopped, and I was the first to do it. I came in with a game plan, with my mind set that I was going to be the first one, and I did that.” Antonio Orozco (28-1, 17 KOs) of San Diego, California defeated Jose Rodriguez (25-13-1, 16 KOs) of Tamaulipas, Mexico via unanimous decision in a ten-round welterweight bout. Orozco won with scores of 99-91, 97-93 and 97-93. “This was my first camp with Freddie Roach, and it was a lot to absorb,” said Antonio Orozco. “Overall, we got the win, and that’s what is important. We are back in business and debuted on DAZN.” Jeremy Ramos (11-6, 4 KOs) of Bayamon, Puerto Rico defeated Neeco Macias (17-2, 10 KOs) of Palm Desert, Calif via split decision in an eight-round super welterweight war. Ramos won with scores of 77-75 and 78-74, while one judge had it 77-75 for Macias.  Herbert Acevedo Jr. (15-2, 6 KOs) of Garden City, Kansas and Alfonso Olvera (11-5-1, 4 KO) of Tucson, Arizona fought to a split draw in an eight-round super lightweight fight. One judge had 77-75 for Acevedo and another judge had it the same for Olvera; a third judge had it a 76-76 draw.  Garcia vs. Lopez was a 10-round lightweight fight presented by Golden Boy and Miguel Cotto Promotions. The event was sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The event took place on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. and was streamed live exclusively on DAZN.

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Gvozdyk Retiene Título Semi Pesado del CMB

Apr 2, 2019

Gvozdyk Retiene Título Semi Pesado del CMB

Gvozdyk venció a Doudou Ngumbu por nocaut técnico

Kavaliuskas vs. Robinson culmina en empate mayoritario

(Credito de Fotos: Top Rank)
Filadlefia (30 de marzo del 2019) — Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk logró la primera defensa exitosa de su título mundial semipesado del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB), despachando a Doudou Ngumbu en la quinta ronda.

Ngumbu (38-9, 14 KOs) se lesionó la pantorrilla derecha y no pudo continuar, lo que obligó al árbitro Eric Dali a detener la pelea.

Gvozdyk (17-0, 14 KOs) controló la acción y estaba en camino a la victoria cuando se produjo la lesión de Ngumbu. Gvozdyk conectó 47 de 204 golpes, mientras que Ngumbu conectó 18 de 108.

“No fue lo que esperaba, pero hice mi mejor esfuerzo”, dijo Gvozdyk. “A veces esto sucede en el deporte del boxeo. Es lo que es.”

“Mi objetivo es unificar títulos. Esperaré a ver qué me dice mi equipo que haga a continuación”.​

MEAN MACHINE VS. ROBINSON CULMINA EN EMPATE

El contendiente peso welter de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), Egidijus “Mean Machine”, Kavaliauskas se mantuvo carrera para una oportunidad de retar al campeón Terence “Bud” Crawford, aunque no logró el resultado que quería, ya que su combate ante Ray Robinson culminó en un empate mayoritario de 10 asaltos que dejó a ambos peleadores insatisfechos.

Kavaliauskas (21-0-1-0, 17 KOs) presionó la acción, pero ninguno de los dos peleadors resultó herido en lo que fue en gran parte una competencia táctica. Las tarjetas de puntuación (97-93 Robinson, 95-95 2X) reflejaron una pelea con numerosas rondas difíciles de anotar.

Kavaliauskas aún espera que esta pelea lo lleve a una oportunidad de título mundial.

“Gané la pelea y la gané claramente”, dijo Kavaliauskas. “Los jueces no estuvieron de acuerdo, y no puedo controlar qué pelea estaban viendo. Todavía quiero pelear por un título mundial porque considero que esta pelea es una victoria. Todavía estoy invicto, y sé que puedo vencer a todos los campeones en la división peso welter”.

Robinson cree que debería estar en la fila para retar al rey de libra por libra.

“Creo que todos en Filadelfia saben que gané esta pelea”, dijo Robinson. “Al final de la noche, sé que lo derroté. Soy la última persona en vencer a Terence Crawford entre los amateurs, y esa es la pelea que quiero”.

En otros resultados del cartel: • Kudratillo “The Punisher” Abdukakhorov (16-0, 9 KOs) realizó un exitoso debut en los Estados Unidos, logrando una decisión unánime de 12 asaltos (118-110, 117-111, 115-113) sobre Keita Obara (20-4 -1, 18 KOs) en un combate eliminatorio de título mundial peso welter de la FIB. Abdukakhorov, un nativo de Uzbekistán que ahora llama a Malasia su hogar, fue el agresor durante toda la pelea y se acercó a una oportunidad por el título contra el campeón mundial de la FIB Errol Spence Jr.

• Christian Mbilli (14-0, 13 KOs) llegó a la distancia por primera vez como profesional, logrando una victoria por decisión unánime de ocho asaltos sobre Humberto Gutiérrez (33-8-2, 22 KOs) en una pelea de peso súpermediano. Las puntuaciones fueron las siguientes: 80-72 y 79-73 (2x). • El boricua José “Chino” López obligó al prospecto de las 140 libras, Askhat Ualikhanov, a retirarse en su banquillo después de la sexta ronda. Con este triunfo, López (12-1, 10 KOs) se recuperó de una derrota por nocaut en el segundo asalto en agosto pasado. 
•En una de las mayores sorpresas del año en  calendario, Juan Ruiz (22-4, 14 KOs) anotó un nocaut en la cuarta ronda ante el contendiente de peso welter Fredrick Lawson (27-2, 21 KOs). 
 • El prospecto de peso pesado nacido en Filadelfia, Sonny Conto (2-0, 2 KOs) eliminó a Omar Acosta (1-6, 1 KO) con un gancho de izquierda en la primera ronda. Acosta se puso de pie, pero no estaba en condiciones de continuar.
 • El prospecto boricua Jeremy “Magic Hands” Adorno fue victorioso en su debut profesional, eliminando a Sebastian Baltazar (1-4, 0 KOs) con un triunfo por decisión unánime en cuatro asaltos (40-36 3x) en un combate de peso súpergallo.

• El prospecto de peso súper pluma Joshafat “Truth” Ortiz (6-0, 4 KOs) hizo trabajo rápido de James Thomas (6-5, 6 KOs), eliminando a Thomas a los 2:53 de la primera ronda.

• El nativo de Filadelfia Donald Smith (9-0, 6 KOs) noqueó a José Antonio Martínez (11-18, 6 KOs) en la cuarta ronda de una pelea en el peso súperpluma.

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8TH ANNUAL UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK™ TAKES OVER LAS VEGAS FROM JULY 3 – 7

Apr 2, 2019

Week-Long Celebration Includes UFC 239, UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and UFC Fan Experience


Las Vegas – UFC® today announced that the 8th Annual UFC International Fight Week™ will take place in Las Vegas from Wednesday, July 3, through Sunday, July 7, headlined by UFC® 239, presented by Modelo,the 2019 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonyand a two-day, interactive UFC Fan Experience®.


Among the highlights, the prestigious 2019 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Toyo Tires® will be held on Friday, July 5, and will honor specific achievements and contributions to UFC and the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. 

On Friday, July 5, and continuing on Saturday, July 6, fans will be able to take part in an  easily-accessible and fully interactive, free two-day UFC Fan Experience at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. The two-day fan experience will feature meet and greets, autograph sessions, and partner activations that provide unprecedented access to UFC champions, top-ranked contenders, Hall of Famers, and other UFC personalities.

In addition, fans from around the world who converge on Las Vegas for UFC International Fight Week will be able to enjoy the open workouts, weigh-ins, press conferences and live entertainment of a traditional Fight Week leading to the schedule’s culminating event, UFC® 239, on Saturday, July 6, at T-Mobile Arena.

Details regarding UFC Hall of Fame inductees and venue, the bout card for UFC 239, and additional events for UFC International Fight Week will be announced at a later date. Beginning in June, fans can download the UFC International Fight Week app on the App Store and Google Play.

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CRAWFORD, KHAN & ARUM

Mar 28, 2019

CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT: WORLD WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION TERENCE CRAWFORD AND HIS MANAGER & TRAINER BRIAN MCINTYRE; AMIR KHAN; TOP RANK CHAIRMAN AND HALL OF FAME PROMOTER BOB ARUM

Thank you everyone for joining us on the international conference call as we get ready for the inaugural Top Rank on ESPN pay-per-view broadcastCrawford vs. Khan, April 20 at Madison Square Garden.

The stacked undercard features lightweight sensation Teofimo Lopez in a 12-round test against Edis Tatli, 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson versus former world title challenger Christopher Diaz in a 10-round featherweight tilt, and a crossroads 10-round lightweight battle between Felix Verdejo and Bryan Vasquez.

Details on how fans will be able to access the pay-per-view event will be announced at a later date.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Matchroom Boxing and Khan Promotions, tickets priced at $606, $406, $306, $206, $106, $81, and $56 (including facility fees) are on sale now and can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online atwww.ticketmaster.com or www.MSG.com.

AMIR KHAN: Training is going really well. I am here in San Francisco and really liked getting back with {head trainer} Virgil {Hunter}. I really believe he knows me better than anyone else – than any other trainer. In fact, I was with {Joe Goossen} because Virgil was a little sick, and I had to make a quick change. Now I am back with Virgil. I have had my best performances in boxing with Virgil, great wins, and I couldn’t wait to join with him again. Since we began camp, everything has been going really well. We are sparring hard, training hard, and going to be in great condition because we know that Terence is a great fighter. I respect the way he fights, and I respect that he’s done it again and again and he’s one of the best pound-for-pound fighters. Also, my conditioning coach Tony Brady is here. The camp I have had is great and I’m happy with it. About Terence Crawford – I am not taking this fight lightly and I am not taking it to be a number because I know I can win this fight with my boxing skills, being smart, and I can go in there and cause a big upset. I know I have a lot against me, but this is where I like to be. This is where I like to be because I am the underdog. I am at my best when people are looking over me. This is the time where I can come and prove everybody wrong, and I feel that timing-wise, this is the perfect timing for this fight. I always wanted to be up there in the pound-for-pound rankings. I am 32 now and I feel strong physically and mentally. I am prepared for this fight, so this is perfect timing for me to take this fight and win the fight as well. I had another fight in the UK against Kell Brook, but {I believe} this fight is stylistically better for me. Obviously, this is with ESPN, who I want to thank as well. I think that being on ESPN, the fight will be even bigger, and it will be good for my recognition for me as well in the future. Yes, training is still going strong three weeks away from the fight, and I am going to be more than ready.

You had a fight in the UK against Kell Brook that you could have taken and would have been huge there.  How did you come to take the Crawford fight?

AMIR KHAN: I love fighting in the States. I have had some big performances here, and I wanted to come back here and put on a big show. New York is one of my favorite locations in America, so when this fight was put to me, I knew it was going to be a big fight, so I decided to take this fight with both hands and make sure that if I take this fight I am going to win this fight.

Breaking down the fight, Terence is a very skillful fighter, and I always do well against skillful fighters. This is going to be like a game of chess at times.  He comes forward and can punch well and likes to fight as well. So, it’s the best of both worlds and he doesn’t fight the same as me. I have fought at welterweight, so I am basically the bigger guy physically. I have been in the division longer, so I’ve got that advantage on my side.  I’m the bigger guy so that is on my side. People may think from my last performance against {Samuel} Vargas I’m going to be the same, but that was very bad. I thought I could just go in there and win the fight. It’s hard to motivate yourself against guys where you are supposed to win. All you have to do is turn up then because you know you have better skills. But this fight, this is where I have to bring my ‘A’ game, make sure that I cannot make any mistakes. I’ll go in as the underdog, prove myself and win this fight.

Were you thinking that “this is a huge opportunity against a great fighter in a huge PPV and at Madison Square Garden” and that Kell Brook will always be there?

AMIR KHAN:  Well, I don’t know. I don’t know if that fight is still going to be there. I have seen numerous times in the media that {promoter} Eddie {Hearn} is saying that the Brook fight is dead and it’s not going to happen. Hey, look, who knows, time will tell. I take it fight by fight. Let’s get this fight out of the way first and then we take it from there. That fight may never happen, but it may happen, so I just take it one fight at a time, as it comes really.

Bob, when you were looking for Terence’s next opponent, was Khan at the top of your list or were there others?

BOB ARUM: The first thing is, ‘What’s the best fight we can do,’ and I have always been an Amir Khan fan. I don’t say this now because I am promoting him in this fight, but I remember back in the day years and years ago when Amir Khan joined Manny Pacquiao in his camp and was a tremendously skillful partner. Amir knows we were – he was in the Philippines when he participated in that camp – so look, I know a little bit about boxing and our matchmakers are tremendously skilled, but I’ve been around over 50 years in this sport and I know what makes a good fight, and what’s a competitive fight, and I’m telling you that Amir Khan versus Terence Crawford is a hugely competitive fight. Styles make fights, and this is the first pay per view event that we are doing with ESPN and we value tremendously our relationship with ESPN. And I want going in, and at the fight, going out, everybody to say, “It was a great, great fight.”  I really believe that the fight will be a tremendous, interesting, competitive fight. That’s why we made it. That’s the truth. There are other fighters, other welterweights, that are coming along that will one day step up to fight for a title, but this fight, instinctively, I know, and my matchmakers agree, was a very competitive fight. You have to understand there are very few fighters that have the boxing skills of Amir Khan. Very, very few, so I look at this as a very competitive fight.

Does fighting in New York bring back any special memories or give you motivation?

AMIR KHAN: My in-laws live in New York and I send a lot of time over there. My {second WBA super lightweight title defense} was at MSG, the smaller one, and that was a great performance against Paulie Malignaggi. And ever since. all of my fans have been saying, ‘why don’t you fight in New York again?’ A lot of my fights have been in Vegas and LA – on the west coast. I think this is the time now where I come back for the big fight.

Have you watched Crawford’s Benavidez and Horn fights?

AMIR KHAN: The fight is going to be a tough fight. He is a very good skilled fighter with power. He’s durable, he moves well, and he boxes well. For me to win this fight, I have to be on my ‘A’ game and not make any mistakes, but he is still maybe quite new in the welterweight division. But you can see he is quite filled out, and for the welterweight division, his height is good. I am not going to go in there thinking I am stronger and a physically bigger fighter. I am going to in there and use my skills to win this fight. That’s what is going to win this fight – not the size or the power – it’s going to be my IQ and my skills.

How did you decide this fight warranted being on pay-per-view?

BOB ARUM:  It’s really a combination. The match-up warrants a pay-per-view. and it is such a big fight. This is professional boxing, and the fighters have to be compensated because it is such a big fight, and therefore you cannot rely on a network to constantly come up with big, big money as a rights fee. So, if the fight is big enough, you then have to go to the public and say to the public, ‘Hey this is a terrific fight, you have to support the fight.’ Sometimes the public says no. If we have confidence in the event, they will say yes. That’s really what it is about. We can stop playing the games of whether the fight should be pay-per-view or shouldn’t be pay-per-view. The first question is, ‘Is it a really good matchup, an interesting event,’ and secondly, ‘Is it affordable on television? Can the rights fee support the fight?’ In this case, we have a splendid event and we have fighters who have to be, and should be, compensated for their performances and therefore you go to pay-per-view. That is the mindset. Everything else is noise.

Does the media attention affect you as you get ready for this fight?

AMIR KHAN:  My first fight as a professional, I was the main attraction on television and I had all the media and the press conferences and the conference calls and everything. I have had a lot of media attention from day one as a professional and I have been going 14 years strong. The big media coverage {comes} with it. I love that kind of pressure on me and to cope with that pressure and to deal with that pressure really helps me when I go into the camp. When I go into a fight, I make sure that it is not on my mind. That’s the last thing I think about, all of the pressure.  One thing I want to say is there is a lot of talk about Crawford with Spence, who just came off a fight.  All of those people should be talking about Spence against me. I’m not just a number. I know when I have to turn it on. I can turn it on. Maybe in previous fights, I won the fight, but maybe I didn’t look the best. But I know I belong at the level of both. I am one of those fighters that if I am fighting a guy that is supposed to be at the top of his game that will bring me to the top of my game and bring the best out of me. If Crawford is talking about maybe that fight happening and overlooking me, it’s going to be a big shock. I’m going to be ready. We’ve both been hurt in fights. I am a fully-fledged welterweight. This division is hard, and I’ve had good knockouts. I’m an unbeaten welterweight fighter and it is the weight I feel comfortable at and the weight where I feel stronger, as well, and the speed and the perfect size.

I fought Canelo and that was maybe too much, but even that fight I think I was winning.  When it comes to boxing skills and being smart and knowing that I couldn’t make any mistakes, I got hit with a big shot that probably would have knocked out any welterweight. But this is where I want to tell everybody I’m not just a number – I’m not just going to come into this fight to just make it a night of boxing. I’m coming to win this fight.

How much did fighting at the Garden factor into your decision to take this fight over Kell Brook?

AMIR KHAN: New York is where my wife is from. I have a big fan base there. I enjoy walking the streets of New York and getting loved by the boxing fans. I love the place and have been spending a lot of time there. Also, MSG is the Mecca of Boxing and all of the great boxers that have fought there back to the beginning – I want to be amongst them. One day when I am walking the streets with my kids and I’ll be walking past it and say, ‘Look, I fought there.’  It means a lot to me.  New York is a place I will always be attached to.

What has been your favorite venue to date?

AMIR KHAN: There have been a few looking back on my career. There have been many, but Madison Square Garden will be at the top. It is the Mecca of Boxing, and there have been some huge fights there and to get a win there will be even more amazing and it would be one of the biggest fights of my career. I have fought at MGM and T-Mobile and I also fought Chris Algieri in Brooklyn. As a boxer, I have had the opportunity to fight in all of these locations, but MSG will be up there as the best, I have to say.

How do you relax to ready yourself for a fight of this magnitude?

AMIR KHAN: I have been in this game for 14 years and 10 years fighting at the top level, so I just learn as I go along. I am no spring chicken where I am young and still learning. I have been through this numerous times and have learned when to rest, when to talk and when to do things right. It comes with age, and it comes with experience to be in this position and learned over the past 10 years.

What is your plan for after this fight?

AMIR KHAN: I never look past fights. I made the mistake of doing that when I was younger, and I only take it fight by fight. There are a lot of big fights out there for me; it just depends on how long I want to be in the game for. I want to spend time with my family so let’s see. After the fight and after the press conference is when we can talk about this.

We have seen that Crawford actually likes to fight as southpaw even though he is right-handed. How do you plan to fight Crawford and how do you plan to counteract?

AMIR KHAN: We have been bringing in different guys in sparring. Some of the guys are southpaw and some are orthodox. I am not leaving anything behind. I am working with four guys. If he wants to fight me {as a southpaw}, then so be it.  We are ready for anything he brings to the table. We are not leaving anything behind on this. I am not going to go into the fight and say, ‘wow, I didn’t expect this.’ I have been learning a little bit from each of my training partners.

Twitter world is wondering if Bob Arum writes his own tweets and maybe you can set the record straight right here…

BOB ARUM: People think I don’t know how to work Twitter?  We all know how to work Twitter. The President of the United States uses Twitter.  Yes, I work Twitter, and I think it’s a great service. You can say a lot of things on Twitter, and fans read them and respond. Sometimes they like them and sometimes they don’t like them and sometimes they say the most horrible things in response to them. I think it is a lot of fun and it is the modern way to educate fans and to reach fans, so yes, I am a big Twitterer myself and I do three or four tweets a week, so yeah, I plead guilty to writing my own tweets.

So this may be the only time you have agreed with the President of the United States…

BOB ARUM: Yes, that is really true, but I use it better than he does.

Terence Crawford enters…

BOB ARUM: Before Terence takes the questions, I just want to say what a privilege it is to have him on and have him on this promotion. You have to realize that 40 years ago I promoted the great welterweight of that time, Sugar Ray Leonard, and now, 40 years later, I have the honor of promoting the successor to Sugar Ray Leonard, Terence Crawford. I believe Terence Crawford is the best welterweight in the world. Certainly a contender for pound-for-pound the best fighter in the world, and I believe he is in a real fight with Amir Khan, who I have explained to everybody that I have been a fan of. He is a terrific fighter and that’s what Terence wants – challenges – as he goes on with his great career.

TERENCE CRAWFORD: I appreciate all of the support that I have been getting. I am looking forward to April 20 at MSG.

How do you feel about having your first pay-per-view fight against a big-name fighter?

TERENCE CRAWFORD: This is not my first pay per view fight. I fought Postol on pay- per-view and the significance of the Postol fight cannot be denied.

What are your thoughts on Amir Khan?

TERENCE CRAWFORD: This is a big fight. Amir Khan never lost in the welterweight division. He knows what he is doing in the ring. He boxes really good. He is really crafty.  He is a veteran. His is going to be a tough fight.

They have a common opponent – Breidis Prescott.  What do you take away from the fights each had with him?

BRIAN MCINTYRE: I don’t take that into consideration at all because that was a different fight and that was a while ago and Amir has bounced back with some great wins. When Terence fought him, he wasn’t the best junior welterweight at the time. When Amir fought him, he was alright. They were two totally different fighters and Prescott did a totally different fight against Amir Khan than he did against Terence.

It seems as though that was the fight that kind of launched Terence into fighting more as a southpaw…

BRIAN MCINTYRE: That’s 100 percent on Terence because he will switch when he feels the need to switch. We don’t tell him in the corner when to switch – that is left up to the fighter. I am not going to take credit for him becoming one of the best southpaws ever. I give all the credit to him because he does it when he needs to.

Did you ever think these two would meet in the ring?
 

BRIAN MCINTYRE: Yes, Terence is always looking to fight the best fighters out there and right now I believe Khan is ranked in the top 10 as a welterweight, so we are going to fight him. We are going after the best ones and Khan was available so he is next up on the chopping block.

Where do you see Khan in his career right now?

BRIAN MCINTYRE:  Right now, looking at his last two fights, he is like a determined fighter that wants to get the job done. He is coming off two wins for himself; he’s coming in on top and trying to upset Terence. At no time is Terence going to take Khan lightly.

Looking at all of Terence’s opponents, you could say that Khan is the most accomplished.  Where do you view him compared to all of Terence’ opponents?

BRIAN MCINTYRE: I would rate Khan in the top five of the opponents that Terence has faced. He has accomplished a lot of things in his career. He’s got experience, he’s knowledgeable, he knows what to do in the ring at times, he’s got good ring IQ and good ring generalship. So, I would put him up there in the top five.

Who are the others in the top 5?

BRIAN MCINTYRE: He beat two {Olympic} gold medalist, he beat a few of those undefeated champions. Hey, he’s up there.

Do you see it as Khan is a good fighter and it is a tough fight, but it is only a matter of time until Crawford puts a good hit on that chin?

BRIAN MCINTYRE: Well, we would want to say that going into the fight, but Amir Khan is still dangerous with the attributes he brings into the ring. We don’t know what he’s doing over there with Virgil Hunter. We don’t know what he’s doing with his strength and conditioning coach. So, we would want to say that, but we can think that going into the ring. The only thing in our minds is getting a win.

Bob tweeted about fighting Spence and talking to Haymon about it. How realistic do you think that is?

BRIAN MCINTYRE: Right now, our total focus is on Amir Khan. Bob is doing his thing, trying to make the fight happen. So, hey, let Bob do his thing and let us do our thing and when the fight is done we’ll sit down with Bob and hopefully the other guys will come to the table.

What sparring partners do you have coming in for this camp?

BRIAN MCINTYRE: Well, that’s a little bit too much information to be giving out. You’ll find out after the fight.

What does a win for Terence do for what comes up next?

BRIAN MCINTYRE: Well, everyone has been saying Terence is a small welterweight and he’s not big enough for that weight class. Amir Khan is a solid welterweight so after Terence does his thing does his thing on April 20 it will solidify him as a natural welterweight.

Your careers have sort of paralleled each other, but Amir was a weight class ahead of you. Did you ever see this fight coming?

TERENCE CRAWFORD: Not really. I didn’t see a fight between myself and Amir Khan happening because, you’re right, he was the bigger guy fighting in higher weight classes. He fought Canelo at a higher weight class and we thought he would be at 154. Right now, I am excited to share the ring with him.

Khan seems to be a big underdog in this fight. What do you see in him that will trouble you?  He has a lot to win and you have a lot to lose in this fight…

TERENCE CRAWFORD: He is a big welterweight. He has a big name in the sport of boxing. Right now, I give him a shot at the title. He has done some great things in the welterweight division.  He has never lost at the welterweight division.  We look at all of those types of things.

How has the evolution of you fighting as a southpaw happened since the Prescott fight?

TERENCE CRAWFORD: They are all different fights. It just depends on the moment. I can fight great in both stances. I have been fighting more southpaw and I believe a lot of people forget that I am orthodox. But that goes to show how well I am doing in my second stance.

How do you compare yourself to a southpaw now to then since you have improved a lot?

TERENCE CRAWFORD: I have gotten a lot more experience as a southpaw in big fights and have been fighting tremendously in the southpaw stance.

You are fast, he is fast – do you think it will come down to who punches harder and who can take the best shot?

TERENCE CRAWFORD: I wouldn’t say that. Amir Khan might be fast, and he might have good movement, but I am a great boxer myself and I am not the slowest fighter by any means. I believe in my skills and I don’t believe that it is my punching power that is going to lead me to victory. I believe it is my whole overall skills and mindset that will lead me to victory on April 20.

While you are doing that, showing your skills, do you feel it is only a matter of time before you land the big shot and he crumbles?

TERENCE CRAWFORD: No, I don’t look at that. I go into the fight looking to get the win. If the knockout comes it comes but that’s not what I am focusing on or looking at. It is boxing so anything can happen. We prepare to go 12 hard rounds and that’s the way we are going to take it.

Bob tweeted that when you win this fight he wants to make the Spence fight happen.  What do you think about that? Is it makeable?  

TERENCE CRAWFORD: Of course it is makeable. I believe it would be the biggest fight in the welterweight division. But like you said, I have this fight against Amir Khan.  After the fight, we can talk about Errol Spence and Al Haymon and Top Rank doing business together. But right now, I am not even thinking or worried about Errol Spence.

Are you competitive on the business side that would make you want to beat the Spence-Garcia PPV numbers of 350K?

TERENCE CRAWFORD: At the same time, I have no control over that. I don’t know where a lot of people are getting their numbers from because I believe that is private information. They can say whatever they want, but if they did that much, more power to them. That is good for them. But like I said, I am not worried about that. My focus is to go in the ring on April 20 and solidify a good performance and get the victory. The numbers should be good. Amir Khan is a great fighter, fighting a great fighter in myself. I think the fans will enjoy a great night of boxing.

You hear the noise that you are a heavy favorite.  Do you worry about that while you prepare?

TERENCE CRAWFORD: I am never going to be complacent. I know about the threats that he brings into the ring and the troubles that I can have if I overlook Amir Khan.  He’s got everything to gain so we have to take this fight real serious because the fights that slip out of a fighters’ hands happen when they think the fight is in the bag and it didn’t even start yet. We are going into the fight 110 percent focused and ready for the best Amir Khan come fight night.

Do you consider Amir Khan the toughest opponent you have had so far?

TERENCE CRAWFORD:  I don’t know. I can’t say because I haven’t fought him before.  I am looking for the best Amir Khan come fight night and we will handle everything accordingly.

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Exciting Welterweight Matchup Headlines UFC Debut in Rochester

Mar 27, 2019

EXCITING WELTERWEIGHT MATCHUP HEADLINES UFC® DEBUT IN ROCHESTER AS

 (#4) RAFAEL DOS ANJOS BATTLES (#5 – LW) KEVIN LEE

FEATURED BOUTS:

(#6) ASPEN LADD vs. (#2 – WFLW) SIJARA EUBANKS

(#12) ANTONIO CARLOS JUNIOR vs. IAN HEINISCH

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+®: DOS ANJOS vs. LEE TICKETS

AT BLUE CROSS ARENA GO ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 29

Las Vegas – UFC® heads to Rochester, N.Y. for the first time with a marquee matchup featuring former UFC lightweight champion and No. 4-ranked welterweight contender Rafael Dos Anjos welcoming former interim lightweight title challenger and No. 5-ranked lightweight Kevin Lee to the 170-pound division. In a high-stakes rematch at bantamweight, undefeated prospect and No. 6-ranked contender Aspen Ladd looks to prove that her first win over No. 2-ranked flyweight contender Sijara Eubanks was no fluke.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+®: DOS ANJOS vs. LEE will stream live from Blue Cross Arena exclusively on ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 18, with prelims kicking off at 5 p.m. ET. Doors open at 4 p.m. ET. All UFC live events on ESPN+ will also be available in English and Spanish.

A perennial top contender since joining UFC over a decade ago, Dos Anjos (28-11, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) has defeated some of the biggest names in the sport. He holds impressive victories over former UFC champions Anthony Pettis, Benson Henderson and Robbie Lawler. A fan-favorite for his aggressive fighting style, Dos Anjos now aims to work his way back into the title picture by spoiling Lee’s welterweight debut and earning his eighth UFC post-fight bonus.

Hailed as the next generation of MMA talent since he debuted in the UFC at just 21 years old, Lee (17-4, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) looks to make a statement in his welterweight debut. While at lightweight, Lee impressed with notable stoppage victories over Francisco Trinaldo, Michael Chiesa and Edson Barboza. Now, Lee intends to make an immediate impact in his new division by being the first man to finish Dos Anjos at 170-pounds and asserting himself as one of the top contenders for the belt.

One of the top rising women’s prospects in the UFC, Ladd (7-0, fighting out of El Dorado Hills, Calif.) aims to break into the top-5 rankings for the first time in her career. Still only 24 years old, Ladd has finished all but one of her opponents, including stopping former title challenger Tonya Evinger and multiple-time Muay Thai world champion Lina Lansberg. Now, Ladd looks to improve on the only decision victory on her resume by being the first person to finish Eubanks in their rematch.

A multiple-time jiu-jitsu world champion, Eubanks (5-2, fighting out of Toms River, N.J.) competes at bantamweight for the first time in her UFC tenure. A finalist on The Ultimate Fighter: 26, Eubanks has established herself as one of the top contenders in women’s MMA by following her appearance on the show with dominant victories over Lauren Murphy and Roxanne Modafferi. Now, Eubanks looks to even the score with Ladd and show that she is worthy of title contention in any division she competes in.

Announced bouts on the card include:

  • Heavyweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 and the current No. 12-ranked middleweight contender Antonio Carlos Junior (11-2, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) aims to extend his winning streak to six when he battles Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series signee Ian Heinisch (12-1, fighting out of Englewood, Colo.)
  • Looking for her eight stoppage victory in a row, Megan Anderson (9-3, fighting out of Kansas City, Mo. by way of Gold Coast, Australia) welcomes the debuting Felicia Spencer (6-0, fighting out of Orlando, Fla. by way of Montreal, Quebec, Canada) to the UFC women’s featherweight division
  • Looking to stay unbeaten at middleweight in the UFC, Zak Cummings (22-6, fighting out of Kansas City, Mo.) intends to hand undefeated prospect Trevin Giles (11-0, fighting out of Houston, Texas) his first career loss
  • Lightweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter: 27 Michael Trizano (9-0, fighting out of Ramsey, N.J.) looks to maintain his perfect record by taking out Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series signee Grant Dawson (13-1, fighting out of Lee’s Summit, Mo.)
  • In a light heavyweight slugfest that is sure to please fans, Patrick Cummins (10-5, fighting out of Boca Raton, Fla.) meets proven veteran Ed Herman (24-14, fighting out of Portland, Ore.)

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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Errol Spence Jr. Confirmed for Box Fan Expo May 4 in VEGAS

Mar 27, 2019

IBF WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION ERROL SPENCE JR. 
CONFIRMED FOR 5TH ANNUAL BOX FAN EXPO, 
DURING CINCO DE MAYO WEEKEND, 
SATURDAY MAY 4, IN LAS VEGAS

Box Fan Expo is the ultimate fan experience event that gives boxing fans the opportunity to meet-and-greet top fighters, current and former world champions, boxing celebrities and industry people in an up-close personal setting.

Tickets On-Sale Now at EventBrite

IBF WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION ERROL SPENCE JR. 
CONFIRMED FOR 5TH ANNUAL BOX FAN EXPO, 
DURING CINCO DE MAYO WEEKEND, 
SATURDAY MAY 4, IN LAS VEGAS


Box Fan Expo is the ultimate fan experience event that gives boxing fans the opportunity to meet-and-greet top fighters, current and former world champions, boxing celebrities and industry people in an up-close personal setting.

Tickets On-Sale Now at EventBrite
Click here to apply for media credentialsMarch 26, 2019 – Las Vegas, NV – IBF Welterweight Champion Errol Spence Jr. will appear and meet his fans at the fifth annual Box Fan Expo on Saturday May 4, 2019 from 10 a.m.  to 5 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Box Fan Expo is held annually during the Cinco de Mayo weekend in Las Vegas and coincides with the highly anticipated fight between Canelo Alvarez vs Danny Jacobs that night at the T-Mobile Arena.

Spence Jr. will make his second appearance at this year’s Expo at his brand’s booth –  Errol Spence Jr. and Man Down Promotions  – and will be signing gloves, photos, personal items and also have merchandise for sale for fans to enjoy. Boxing Fans will have an opportunity to also take pictures with this Boxing 

Spence joins Marco Antonio Barrera, Mia St,John, Juan Manuel Marquez, Vinny Paz, Devin Haney, Earnie Shavers, Al Bernstein, Michael Spinks, WBC, Erik Morales, James Toney and Jessie Vargas as an early commitment to this year’s Box Fan Expo, with many more Top Boxing stars to be announced.

About Errol Spence Jr.
Spence is considered by many today as the new face of boxing and the pound for pound king, after his latest phenomenal win and memorable performance versus previously undefeated 4 division champion Mikey Garcia, in front of a 48,000 thousand electrifying crowd at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

As an amateur Spence Jr. won three consecutive United States national championships and represented the U.S. at the 2012 Olympics, where he reached the quarter-finals; all in the welterweight division. As a professional, Spence Jr. has held the IBF welterweight title since 2017, when he traveled to Sheffield, England, in May of that year and dethroned Kell Brook with an 11th round KO Stoppage in front of 27,000 Brits. 

About Box Fan Expo
Box Fan Expo is the ultimate boxing fan experience event, which allows fans to meet-and-greet boxing superstars of today, current and former world champions, legends of the sport and other boxing celebrities. Fans can expect to experience various interactions such as autograph and photos sessions, FaceOff with your favorite boxers, pictures with the Ring Card Girls, Live DJ Music, chance to win prizes, purchase merchandise and memorabilia from different booths Exhibitors, “ALL UNDER ONE ROOF”. You won’t want to miss this must-attend Expo! 

Box Fan Expo has been a huge success with fans and boxing industry people. Many boxing stars have attended the last four Expos such as Floyd Mayweather, Mike Tyson, Roberto Duran, Tommy Hearns, Marco Antonio Barrera, Roy Jones Jr., Andre Ward, Mikey Garcia, Marcos Maidana, Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales, Errol Spence Jr., Sergio Martinez, Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia, Tim Bradley, Deontay Wilder, Amir Khan, Shawn Porter, Fernando Vargas, Zab Judah, James Toney, Jessie Vargas, Vinny Pazienza, Mia St.John, Leo Santa Cruz, Badou Jack, Terry Norris , Riddick Bowe , Earnie Shavers, Leon Spinks, Danny Jacobs, Abner Mares, Jorge Linares, Brandon Rios and many more…

Exhibitors include: boxing promoters, gear, apparel, equipment, energy drinks, supplement products, broadcasting media, sanctioning bodies, and other companies who wish to participate will once again have a chance to showcase their brand to fans and the boxing industry.

Tickets to the Box Fan Expo are available online at: 
http://www.boxfanexpo.eventbrite.com  
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LA Galaxy regresa a la acción de la MLS ante Portland Timbers

Mar 26, 2019

LA Galaxy regresa a la acción de la MLS ante Portland Timbers este domingo en vivo por ESPN2 y ESPN Deportes

LOS ANGELES (Lunes, 25 de marzo, 2019) – LA Galaxy (2-1-0, 6 puntos) regresa a la acción de la MLS este fin de semana cuando el equipo reciba a Portland Timbers (0-2-1, 1 punto) a las 6 p.m. PT el domingo, 31 de marzo en el Dignity Health Sports Park (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes).

LA Galaxy registra un récord de 8-6-6 ante los Timbers en todos los tiempos, permaneciendo invicto ante Portland durante el 2018, sumando una victoria y un empate el año pasado. Galaxy derrotó a Portland 2-1 en el partido de apertura del año pasado, con goles de Ola Kamara y Romain Alessandrini. En casa de los Timbers la temporada pasada, Chris Pontius fue el encargado de marcar el gol del empate mientras que David Bingham registró su marca más alta de ajadas durante un partido en su carrera, atajando nueve disparos a gol en el empate 1-1 en el Providence Park el pasado mes de junio.

Con seis puntos en los primeros tres partidos, Galaxy se ubica en la sexta posición de la tabla de la Conferencia del Oeste en la MLS. Portland Timbers no ha ganado en sus primeros tres partidos de liga, ubicándose en el décimo puesto de la Conferencia del Oeste con un solo punto.

Se espera que los mediocampistas del LA Galaxy Jonathan dos Santos y Sebastián Lletget estén de regreso con el equipo después de estar con sus respectivas selecciones nacionales durante la Fecha FIFA. Dos Santos y la Selección Nacional de México cerrarán la fecha internacional con un partido ante Paraguay el martes, 26 de marzo en el Levi’s Stadium de Santa Clara, Calif. Lletget y la Selección de Estados Unidos enfrentarán a Chile el martes, 26 de marzo en el BBVA Compass Stadium de Houston (ESPN2, UniMás, UDN).

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Pulev and Magdaleno are victorious at The Hangar in Costa Mesa

Mar 26, 2019

(Photo Credit: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)
COSTA MESA (March 23, 2019)— Kubrat Pulev wanted to send a resounding message to the big names of the heavyweight division, and he did so by scoring an emphatic knockout victory in front of a sold-out crowd at The Hangar.

After recovering from a flurry of punches that caused a dangerous cut on his left eyebrow in the fourth episode, the Bulgarian contender blasted Bogdan Dinu by technical knockout at 2:40 of the seventh round.

“This is just part of being in a fight. The cut was not such a big problem. Sometimes blood makes me very hungry”, said Pulev. “I was very well prepared. I was ready for anything. At this moment I feel I can do anything inside the ring. I showed very good boxing skills. I also showed that I have good punching power and a good strategy”.

MAGDALENO DOMINATES RAMOS

In his featherweight debut, former world champion Jessie Magdaleno returned to the winning route by scoring a unanimous decision victory over former world titleholder Rico Ramos to capture the WBC USNBC Featherweight title. This was Magdaleno’s first fight since losing his WBO super bantamweight world title in April of 2018 against Isaac Dogboe.

“I came back from a long layoff and felt great against a tough opponent and a former world champion”, said Magdaleno. “Ramos is a great fighter, he was a former world champion for a reason, but tonight only one of us could come out victorious, and that was me. Now I’m going to sit down with my team, go back to the drawing board, and see what I have to keep working on to become a world champion once again”. 

In other action:

• Top 140-pound contender Maxim Dadashev (13-0, 11 KOs) scored a spectacular technical knockout victory against Ricky Sismundo (35-13-3, 17 KOs) at 2:30 of the fourth round. 

• South African welterweight contender Chris Van Heerden (27-2-1, 12 KOs) defeated Mahonry Montes (35-9-1, 24 KOs) via technical unanimous decision after an accidental clash of heads forced the referee to stop the fight at 1:44 of the sixth round.

• Unbeaten Mexican contender Erick De León (19-0-1, 11 KOs) recovered from a flash knockdown in the fifth round to score a seventh-round technical knockout victory against Jose Luis Gallegos (16-6, 12 KOs) in an eight-round junior lightweight fight. 
 • Undefeated prospect Tervel Pulev (13-0, 11 KOs), brother of heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev, scored a unanimous decision victory against Mitch Williams (16-8-3) in a six-round cruiserweight fight. 

• Javier Molina (19-2, 8 KOs) notched a unanimous decision victory against Abdiel Ramirez (24-4-1, 22 KOs) in an eight-round super lightweight battle.

• Middleweight prospect David Kaminsky improved to 4-0 with a unanimous decision over Estevan Payan (1-7-1, 1 KO). All three judges scored the four-rounder 40-36.

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