CLAUDIO MARRERO EXPONDRÁ SU CINTO INTERINO PLUMA AMB ANTE JESÚS ROJAS

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CLAUDIO MARRERO EXPONDRÁ SU CINTO INTERINO PLUMA AMB ANTE JESÚS ROJAS EN DUELO ESTELAR DE LA EDICION DEL 15 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN EN EL MGM GRAND 
RASHIDI ‘SPEEDY’ ELLIS REALIZARÁ SU SEGUNDA DEFENSA DEL CETRO WELTER NORTEAMÉRICA DE LA FIB ANTE JUAN CARLOS ‘MERENGUE’ ABREU EN CHOQUE CO ESTELAR
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            LOS ÁNGELES, California 1 de septiembre de 2017 – Claudio Marrero (22-1, 16 nocáuts), el campeón interino pluma de la AMB (WBA por sus siglas en inglés), expondrá por primera vez su cinto ante el aguerrido puertorriqueño Jesús Rojas (25-1-2, 18 nocáuts) en el evento estelar a 12 episodios de Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN en el MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom de Las Vegas. El evento se llevará a cabo el viernes 15 de septiembre, un día antes de la ansiada mega pelea entre Canelo Álvarez y Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. El respaldo será transmitido por ESPN3 comenzando a las 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT. y la transmisión de ESPN Deportes iniciará a las 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. La transmisión en diferido de ESPN 2 comenzará a la 1:15 a.m. ET/10:15 p.m. PT.
 
             Marrero, de Santo Domingo, República Dominicana, capturó el cetro interino pluma de la AMB con un devastador nocaut sobre Carlos Zambrano en abril de 2017. Marrero solamente tiene una derrota, que fue ante el noqueador y ex campeón mundial argentino Jesús Cuellar in 2013. Sin embargo, Marrero llegará a esta cita con ocho victorias en fila, cinco por la vía del nocaut.
            Rojas vuelve después de un impresionante triunfo por nocaut técnico en el octavo asalto ante el entonces invicto Abraham “Chamaco” López en mayo de 2017. El nativo de Caguas, Puerto Rico, ha enfrentado a boxeadores como el múltiple ex campeón mundial Jorge “El Travieso” Arce y el tapatío Jorge “El Pilón” Lara (quien enfrentará a Joseph “JoJo” Diaz en el respaldo de Canelo-Golovkin)y buscará tomar otro paso hacia la cima de la división 126 libras con una importante victoria sobre Marrero.
 
            Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis (18-0, 12 nocáuts) expondrá por segunda vez el cinto welter de Norteamérica FIB contra Juan Carlos “Merengue” Abreu (19-3-1, 18 nocáuts) en el choque co estelar a 10 giros en peso welter. Ellis, de Boston, Massachusetts, capturó el cinto con una impresionante victoria por la vía del cloroformo en el primer asalto frente a Eddie “E-Boy” Gómez endiciembre de 2016. Ellis se impuso por decisión mayoritaria ante Johan Karl Sosa en una emocionante batalla de toma y daca n su primera defensa. Ahora defenderá su título por segunda ante el experimentado Abreu, quien ha enfrentado a fuertes púgiles de la talla de los ex monarcas Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano y Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto.
            Abriendo la transmisión de ESPN Deportes estará Ryan “Kingry” García (10-0, 9 nocáuts), el destacado prospecto superpluma de Victorville, California, en un combate a ocho asaltos contra el mexicano Miguel Carrizoza (10-2, 2 nocáuts) por el cetro Juvenil superpluma de la NABF. García regresa después de una impresionante victoria por nocaut en el primer asalto sobre Mario Antonio Macías, y buscará su séptima victoria por nocaut en fila. 
            Horacio “Violento” García (32-3-1, 22 nocáuts) de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México combatirá contra el mexicano Diuhl Olguin (11-7-2, 9 nocáuts) en una revancha a ocho asaltos en peso gallo. El el primer combate, Olguin ganó sorpresivamente por decision unánime a García. Alexis “Laberinto” Salazar (11-3, 3 nocáuts) de Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, México chocará contra Evan Torres (6-4, 5 nocáuts) de El Paso, Texas en la pelea comodín a ocho asaltos en peso mediano. Este combate también será una revancha, pues en el primer pleito Salazar se impuso decisión dividida sobre Torres.
            Los oponentes del ex monarca mundial mínimo de la FIB,  José “El Tecuala” Argumedo (20-3-1, 11 nocáuts), quien participará en un pleito a ocho giros en peso mínimo, y Damon “No Smilin’ Allen, Jr. (12-0-1, 5 nocáuts) de Filadelfia, Pensilvania, quien regresará en una batalla a ocho giros en peso ligero, se anunciarán en breve. 
            Marrero vs. Rojas es un combate a 10 asaltos en peso pluma presentado por Golden Boy Promotions en asociación con TGB Promotions. El evento es patrocinado por Tecate, BORN BOLD; Hennessy, Never Stop, Never Settle; and Interjet. El evento se llevará a cabo el 15 de septiembre en el MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom en Las Vegas. Las puertas se abren a las 3:00 p.m. PT, y la primera pelea iniciará a las 3:30 p.m. PT. La transmisión en vivo del respaldo comenzará a las 4:30 p.m. PT/7:30 p.m. ET. La transmisión de ESPN Deportes iniciará a las 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET. La transmisión en diferido de ESPN2 comenzará a las 7:15 p.m. PT/10:15 p.m ET. 
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VIDEO ALERT: WATCH NOW “COUNTDOWN TO CANELO ALVAREZ VS. GENNADY GOLOVKIN”

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**VIDEO ALERT**
 
WATCH NOW! “COUNTDOWN TO CANELO ALVAREZ VS. GENNADY GOLOVKIN”
 
CANELO VS. GOLOVKIN TAKES PLACE SEPT. 16 AT T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS AND PRESENTED LIVE ON HBO PAY-PER-VIEW

(ABOVE: Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of

Golden Boy Promotions, smiles on set behind the scenes while filming “Countdown: Canelo vs. Golovkin.”)

                                                                                         Photos from “Countdown”

Click HERE to watch English Version of “Countdown”
Click HERE to watch Spanish Version of “Countdown”
 
LOS ANGELES (Aug. 31, 2017) Golden Boy Promotions and Leigh Simons Productions are proud to present “Countdown to Canelo vs. Golovkin,” a 30-minute special that features some of the greatest champions of the 160-pound division as they discuss the importance of the showdown between lineal and Ring Magazine champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs)for the middleweight championship of the world.The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 16 at T-Mobile Arena and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
The 30-minute special is now airing on various digital platforms, including HBO Boxing’s YouTube channel and Golden Boy Promotion’s YouTube channel.
ENGLISH VERSION: Watch “Countdown to Canelo vs. Golovkin”
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SPANISH VERSION: Observa “Countdown to Canelo vs. Golovkin” 
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Below are highlights from “Countdown: Canelo vs. Golovkin”:
OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions:
Canelo-Golovkin is a throwback fight. It reminds me of back in the 1980s when Roberto Duran was fighting Thomas Hearns, when Thomas Hearns was fighting ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard, and when “‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard was fighting ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler. And, they were rotating with each other, round-robin with each other, and creating these special fights.”
 
TOM LOEFFLER, Promoter of Gennady “GGG” Golovkin:
 
“This is two warriors going to battle, but for the enjoyment of the fans. This is really what evokes that throwback kind of fight that really brings the sport to a different level.”
THOMAS “HITMAN” HEARNS, Hall of Famer and Six-Division World Champion:
“Canelo vs. Glolovkin is going to be a big fight. It’s going to be a fight that people talk about for a long time. People have been waiting to see this for a while. I want to see what’s going to happen myself. I can’t wait.”
ROBERTO “HANDS OF STONE” DURAN, Hall of Famer and Four-Division World Champion:
“Both of them have lots of good qualities. First, their strength. The second is that both hit hard. And the public will see that neither of them wants to lose. That’s what happening.”
BERNARD HOPKINS, Future Hall of Famer and Golden Boy Promotions Business Partner:
“This is the time to watch this middleweight unification. The last time there was a middleweight unification is when I represented the middleweight division, Bernard Hopkins. It’s not every day that you see a unification in any weight division in boxing, so when you get a chance to see something rare, and it happens in the middleweight division-and the middleweight division has a lot of history. That’s why this fight is a throwback fight.”
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Canelo vs. Golovkin is a 12-round fight for the middleweight championship of the world presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions and sponsored by Tecate “BORN BOLD”; Hennessy, Never Stop, Never Settle; O’Reilly Auto Parts. Better Parts, Better Prices…everyday!; Fred Loya Insurance; Interjet; Thor: Ragnarok; Fathom Events; Tsesnabank; and Capital Holdings. Diaz, Jr. vs. Lara is 12-round WBC Featherweight Title Eliminator bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Caballero vs. De La Hoya is a 10-round fight for the NABF Super Bantamweight Championship presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Martin vs. Rojo is a 10-round lightweight bout for the WBC Continental Americas and vacant WBA Intercontinental Championships presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with Cancun Boxing. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 16 at T-Mobile Arena and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
HBO Sports will air the special “Under The Lights: Canelo/Golovkin” Saturday, Sept. 2 at 10:00 p.m. (E/PT) on HBO.  It’s the final time the two will see each other until fight week unfolds in Las Vegas.
 
Episode #2 of 24/7 Canelo/Golovkin premieres Saturday, Sept. 9 on HBO immediately following the live Boxing After Dark triple header from the StubHub Center at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
 
Tickets for the closed circuit telecast of Canelo vs. Golovkin at Bellagio Resort & Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Luxor Hotel and Casino and Circus Circus Las Vegas are priced at $75, not including applicable fees. All seats are general admission and are currently on sale. Tickets may be purchased at any MGM Resorts International Box Office, by phone with a major credit card at 1-800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
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UFC AND KITMAN LABS LAUNCH INNOVATIVE SPORTS SCIENCE PROGRAM AT UFC PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE

Aug 30, 2017 0

UFC® AND KITMAN LABS® LAUNCH INNOVATIVE SPORTS SCIENCE

PROGRAM AT UFC PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE

 

Las Vegas – UFC® and Kitman Labs® today announced a multi-year partnership to deliver an innovative sports science and medicine program to all athletes competing under the UFC banner as they visit the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas.

 

“We’re thrilled to partner with Kitman Labs and provide this one-of-a-kind program to UFC athletes,” UFC Vice President of Operations James Kimball said. “Kitman Labs are industry leaders in performance analysis and injury analysis, both of which are essential in allowing UFC athletes to compete at the highest level. We look forward to offering this service to our entire active roster to help optimize their performance.”

 

When UFC athletes visit the UFC Performance Institute, staff members will use Kitman Labs solutions to gather and consolidate information that will be used to monitor performance and analyze injury trends. Kitman Labs analytics will allow members of the Performance Institute staff to accurately quantify key performance and injury risk factors, along with providing personalized training programs for athletes to use remotely. The remote coaching program allows athletes to share information pertaining to their individual progress or potential signs of injury, in efforts to track training and health improvements with Performance Institute staff in real-time.

 

“We are honored to work with UFC to bring advanced science and analytics to this world-class sport and these incredible athletes,” Kitman Labs Founder and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Smith said. “The UFC is showing a unique and progressive attitude by proactively investing in protecting the welfare and longevity of their talent. The one-stop-shop and remote coaching approach will propel them to the forefront of sport science and medicine and we are delighted to help them become global leaders in this space.”

 

As the world’s first mixed martial arts multi-disciplinary research, innovation and performance center, the Performance Institute is a state-of-the-art 30,000 square-foot facility provides benefits and services to all athletes competing under the UFC banner. The Performance Institute is equipped with a full-time staff of experts in the fields of strength and conditioning, nutrition and physical therapy, with a designed focus to provide athletes with world class performance optimization, at no cost to the athletes. For more information, please visit UFCPI.com.

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CANELO AND GOLOVKIN TRAINERS EDDY REYNOSO AND ABEL SANCHEZ GET CANDID ON THE BATTLE FOR MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPREMACY IN NEW “STAREDOWN” VIDEO

Aug 30, 2017 0
**VIDEO ALERT**
 
CANELO AND GOLOVKIN TRAINERS EDDY REYNOSO AND ABEL SANCHEZ GET CANDID ON THE BATTLE FOR MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPREMACY IN NEW STAREDOWN EPISODE
 
CANELO VS. GOLOVKIN IS SEPT. 16 AT T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS AND TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO PAY-PER-VIEW
Click Here to Watch Staredown
Featuring Eddy Reynoso and Abel Sanchez


LOS ANGELES (Aug. 29, 2017) Hosted by sports commentator Beto Duran, Staredown brings together Eddy Reynoso, trainer to lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs), and Abel Sanchez, trainer to undefeated WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs), in an intimate setting to talk about the importance of Canelo vs. Golovkin to the sport of boxing and what each fighter needs to do to win the night of Sept. 16 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
WATCH NOW: Staredown featuring Eddy Reynoso and Abel Sanchez
Eddy Reynoso and Abel Sanchez, trainers of Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Glolovkin, talk about the importance of Canelo vs. Golovkin to the sport of boxing
Below are highlights from the trainers’ conversation in Staredown:
 

EDDY REYNOSO, Trainer to Canelo Alvarez:

 

“This fight is huge for Mexico. There hasn’t been a fight like this since Pacquaio vs. Marquez that has peaked such interest.
[When asked about Gennady’s “Mexican Style”] “It makes me proud that foreign boxers would choose to emulate our Mexican boxing style. It’s proof of importance.
“Canelo and Gennady’s boxing styles will certainly test each other, and this is the type of fight that can result in a trilogy. This fight will bring boxing the credibility it once had in the past. The boxer that makes the best adjustments is the one that will win the fight.
“We are working hard in the gym. We know Golovkin is a strong boxer, but Saul is a better boxer, and his time is now.”

ABEL SANCHEZ, Trainer to Gennady “GGG” Golovkin:

 

“All the big fights are in Vegas. Gennady has never had a fight of this magnitude. This is a fight for world supremacy. The middleweight division has always been the glory division so the winner of this fight will be considered a super star.
“The great fighters, the greatest warriors in history have been Mexican or Latino. Both Canelo and Gennady are bringing back this ‘Mexican Style’ of boxing.
“Sparring is sparring. Canelo was just a young boy of 19 or 20 years when he and Gennady sparred. He’s progressed immensely since then. My impression of Canelo after that sparring session was that he was fast and smart, had nice combinations and good movement, but he was only five years into his professional career at that time. I thought he could be a champion or a star someday.
“Gennady needs to beat Canelo. He needs to destroy Canelo; destroy the aura that he has right now.”
Canelo vs. Golovkin is a 12-round fight for the middleweight championship of the world presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions and sponsored by Tecate “BORN BOLD”; Hennessy, Never Stop, Never Settle; O’Reilly Auto Parts. Better Parts, Better Prices…everyday!; Fred Loya Insurance; Interjet; Thor: Ragnarok; Fathom Events; Tsesnabank; and Capital Holdings. Diaz, Jr. vs. Lara is 12-round WBC Featherweight Title Eliminator bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Caballero vs. De La Hoya is a 10-round fight for the NABF Super Bantamweight Championship presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Martin vs. Rojo is a 10-round lightweight bout for the WBC Continental Americas and vacant WBA Intercontinental Championships presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with Cancun Boxing. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 16 at T-Mobile Arena and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
HBO Sports will air the special “Under The Lights: Canelo/Golovkin” Saturday, Sept. 2 at 10:00 p.m. (E/PT) on HBO.  It’s the final time the two will see each other until fight week unfolds in Las Vegas.
 
Episode #2 of 24/7 Canelo/Golovkin premieres Saturday, Sept. 9 on HBO immediately following the live Boxing After Dark triple header from the StubHub Center at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
 
Tickets for the closed circuit telecast of Canelo vs. Golovkin at Bellagio Resort & Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Luxor Hotel and Casino and Circus Circus Las Vegas are priced at $75, not including applicable fees. All seats are general admission and are currently on sale. Tickets may be purchased at any MGM Resorts International Box Office, by phone with a major credit card at 1-800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
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UFC 216: Ferguson vs. Lee Meet for the Interim Lightweight Title

Aug 30, 2017 0
  1. 2 TONY FERGUSON AND NO. 7 KEVIN LEE MEET FOR THE INTERIM LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE

IN THE MAIN EVENT AT UFC® 216

Plus:

(#2) FABRICIO WERDUM vs. (#6) DERRICK LEWIS

PAIGE VANZANT vs. JESSICA EYE

 

TICKETS FOR UFC® 216: FERGUSON vs. LEE

AT T-MOBLE ARENA ON SALE AUG. 31

 

Las Vegas – The owner of the longest winning streak in the UFC® lightweight division finally gets his shot at gold when No. 2 Tony Ferguson collides with one of the sport’s most exciting young stars for the division’s interim title. No. 7 Kevin Lee has the same aspirations as his opponent, while ultimately staring down the road at a potential unification bout against current champion Conor McGregor. In the co-main event, No. 2 heavyweight Fabricio Werdum looks to get back in the title hunt when he clashes with knockout artist and No. 6-ranked Derrick Lewis. UFC® 216: FERGUSON vs. LEE takes place on Saturday, Oct. 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event will air live on Pay-Per-View.

 

Currently on a nine-fight win streak, Ferguson (23-3, fighting out of Orange County, Calif.) believes a title shot has been a long time coming. During his streak, “El Cucuy” has racked up post-fight bonuses in each of his last five bouts, including Fight of the Night honors in his most recent win against former lightweight champion, Rafael Dos Anjos. Ferguson is primed to capitalize on the opportunity and be a part of history, but standing in his way is the always dangerous Lee (16-2, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.). Though nine years younger than his foe, Lee has shown tremendous growth every time he enters the Octagon®, including a first-round submission win in his most recent bout against the then No. 7-ranked Michael Chiesa.

 

At 40 years old, Werdum (21-7-1, fighting out of Los Angeles, Calif.) is one of the best mixed martial artists ever. The former UFC champion has defeated some of the best heavyweights in history, with wins over Cain Velazquez, Alistair Overeem and Fedor Emelianenko, and he is preparing for yet another title run. Clashing with the always dangerous Lewis (18-5, fighting out of Houston, Texas) will be no easy task. With 16 of his 18 victories coming by way of knockout, and after scoring wins over top contenders Travis Browne and Roy Nelson, Lewis is looking to establish himself as a title contender.

 

Two of the UFC’s most popular female fighters look to revitalize their careers by moving to the women’s flyweight division. No. 10 strawweight Paige VanZant (7-3, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) is renowned for her all-around athleticism and is an electrifying performer with two knockouts and two submissions on her resume. Her 125-pound debut will be anything but easy, as she faces veteran Jessica Eye (11-6, 1NC, fighting out of Cleveland, Ohio). Hoping the brand new division will revitalize her career, Eye has always been most comfortable fighting at 125 lbs. and is excited to compete again at her natural weight.

 

Additional bouts:

 

  • A heavyweight bout featuring knockout artists Walt Harris (10-5, fighting out of Birmingham, Ala.) and the equally dangerous Mark Godbeer (12-3, fighting out of Bridgewater, England).
  • Top-15 lightweights Beneil Dariush (14-3, fighting out of Yorba Linda, Calif.) looks to ascend the rankings against Evan Dunham (17-6, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.), who is on a four fight win streak.
  • Dynamic lightweights Will Brooks (18-3, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) and Nik Lentz (29-8-2, 1NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) jockey for position in the stacked 155-pound division.
  • Two impressive winning streaks are on the line when the durable Tom Duquesnoy (15-1, 1NC, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) challenges the always dangerous Cody Stamann (15-1, fighting out of Sparta, Mich.).
  • Two strawweight women look for their first win in the UFC as Pearl Gonzalez (6-2, fighting out of Chicago, Ill.) challenges Poliana Botelho (5-1, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
  • The unpredictable Lando Vannata (9-2, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) looks to prove himself against MMA veteran Bobby Green (23-8, fighting out of Fontana, Calif.).
  • No 10 flyweight John Moraga (17-6, fighting out of Phoenix, Ariz.) hopes to continue his ascent through the rankings against the undefeated No. 15 flyweight Magomed Bibulatov (14-0, fighting out of Grozny, Russia).
  • No. 12 middleweight and UFC veteran Thales Leites (27-7, fighting out of Rio de Janiero, Brazil) faces a formidable challenge against Las Vegas’ own Brad Tavares (15-5, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.).
  • It will be a battle of explosive flyweight athletes when Matt Schnell (10-4, fighting out of Shreveport, La.) meets Marco Beltran (8-6, fighting out of Mexico City, Mexico).

 

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

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UFC® AND 7–ELEVEN, INC. SIGN SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT

Aug 29, 2017 0

UFC® AND 7–ELEVEN, INC. SIGN SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT

 

Las Vegas – UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, today announced a new agreement with 7-Eleven®, the world’s largest convenience store chain, in which the industry-leader will serve as the global brand’s first-ever “Official Convenience Store” throughout the United States and Canada. As part of this collaboration, the two brands will launch a peel-to-win “BIG GULP®” sweepstakes on Friday, September 1, 2017, with more than 1.8 million individual prizes available at participating 7-Eleven locations.

 

“7-Eleven is one of the world’s most innovative and consumer-friendly brands and we’re thrilled to launch this new sponsorship,” UFC Vice President of Global Partnership Activation Brette Sadler said. “We look forward to continuing our ongoing engagements with consumers in the U.S. and Canada with new and exciting fan activations, such as our BIG GULP sweepstakes.”
“UFC has a huge fan base of both male and female young adults who like to shop at convenience stores, making this promotion a great match-up,” said 7-Eleven Marketing Director Maria Trujillo. “With one in four of those UFC convenience store shoppers choosing 7-Eleven, that leaves a lot of potential to reach an untapped audience that is important to us. I believe this collaboration that includes exclusive UFC merchandise and a prize on every Big Gulp cup provides a great incentive to entice even more fans to shop at 7-Eleven.”

 

The sweepstakes, which runs through Sunday, December 31, 2017, allows fight fans in the U.S. and Canada to purchase and/or collect UFC branded BIG GULP’s (30 oz.) with designs featuring UFC gloves, a UFC Octagon and select UFC athletes. Athletes included on these collectibles include: UFC welterweight champion TYRON WOODLEY, UFC men’s bantamweight champion CODY GARBRANDT, UFC women’s bantamweight champion AMANDA NUNES, former UFC light heavyweight champion DANIEL CORMIER and UFC featherweight YAIR RODRIGUEZ.

 

Fans can also purchase a UFC / 7-Eleven Travel Mug (20 oz.), that features the UFC’s logo. Customers who purchase a BIG GULP drink will obtain a peel-to-win game piece which contains one of the following options: (a) an instant win game piece redeemable for a prize; (b) an instant win food or beverage prize redeemable at 7-Eleven; (c) non-winning ticket redeemable for a 10% discount on a purchase at UFCStore.com or a free 7-day UFC FIGHT PASS® subscription.

 

Instant win prizes include a grand prize of 2017 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, and five Replica UFC Championship belts, 100 Xbox One EA UFC 2 games and many more. For more information and official sweepstakes rules, please visit UFC.com/7-ElevenRules.

 

In addition to the sweepstakes and product placement inside UFC’s world-famous Octagon®, 7-Eleven will also have a presence on UFC.com and live-event programming, as well as being integrated across multiple UFC-based social and digital platforms. For more information, please visit UFC.com.

 

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CANELO ALVAREZ VS. GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT

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CANELO ALVAREZ VS. GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN 
LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT 
QUOTES, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
 
MEGA EVENT TO TAKE PLACE SEPT. 16 AT 
T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS AND 
TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO PAY-PER-VIEW®
 
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions
Video Courtey Golden Boy Promotions & GGG Promotions

WATCH THE CANELO-GOLOVKIN WORKOUT LIVE STREAM AT 

(ABOVE: Canelo Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin train in front of a crowd of 
2,000 fans at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, Calif. on Aug. 28, 2017)
 
 
Credit: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions
 
 
LOS ANGELES (Aug. 28, 2017) Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) hosted an open media workout at L.A. LIVE ahead of their highly anticipated showdown. Canelo vs. Golovkin, the battle for the middleweight championship of the world, will take place on Sept. 16 and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
The workout also featured televised Pay-View-View undercard fighters Joseph”JoJo” Diaz, Jr., Randy “El Matador” Caballero, and Diego De La Hoya.Here’s what the fighters had to say during today’s media workout about their upcoming bouts:
 
CANELO ALVAREZ, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion:
 
“I know what I have in front of me. I know he’s a strong fighter. He is the most dangerous opponent of my career, but I’m ready for him and what’s next to come. That’s why we prepared, and to give the fans a beautiful fight. This fight’s for you; this fight’s for all the fans who have been asking for it. We know that in fights, it takes two to tango. I’m ready, and you know what you’ll get from me. Let’s just hope he brings it as well.”
“I’m excited and happy that the fight is almost here. I’ve been focused like always with my training this camp. I’m gonna do and use whatever I need to be one step ahead of Gennady in the ring. Without a doubt, our fight on September 16 will be one of the great fights in the history of boxing. Golovkin will bring out the best in me.”
 
GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN, WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO Middleweight World Champion:
 
“This is a fight boxing can be proud of.  It is boxing’s biggest fight. It is a fight for history. It is a real Mexican fight. Everyone will remember this fight. Canelo is No. 1 in Mexico, a country known for great fighters. He is very special.”
“Canelo has looked good and looked strong in his last few fights. That is why we have worked so hard in training camp. We have worked on new things. This is my biggest fight. I worked hard to become of champion of the world. I worked hard with Abel to stay champion of the world.”
“This is our Mexican Independence Day holiday weekend gift to boxing and to boxing fans. The fans have been asking for this fight for years. We are going to give a great battle. I am very excited to be finally fighting in Las Vegas, but I am more excited that it is against Canelo. The energy will be off the charts. Let me repeat — this is a fight boxing can be proud of.”
JOSEPH “JOJO” DIAZ, JR., Featherweight Contender:
“Jorge Lara is ranked no. 6 by the WBC and if Josh Warrington doesn’t want to fight me, I’ll fight the guy that’s willing to step up. Jorge Lara is a tough competitor but at the end of the day I’m not going to let anyone keep me from achieving what I want to achieve.”
RANDY “EL MATADOR” CABALLERO, NABF Super Bantamweight Champion
“I’m feeling good. Look at this atmosphere. This crowd is going crazy. Trust me, this is the biggest card in boxing right now. I’m going to enjoy it. I’m going to soak it all in. Come September 16 I’m going to make sure I’m 100 percent ready, and I’m going to put on an amazing show for all of my fans.”
“At the end of the day, all these words don’t mean anything. Just be ready. I know he’s going to be ready. We’re going to put on a great fight for you guys.”
 
DIEGO DE LA HOYA, WBC Youth World Super Bantamweight Champion
 
“I’m ready. Like all Mexicans, I will put all of my heart into this. The words will be said in the ring. I’m going to show what Diego De La Hoya is about on September 16. Caballero is an impressive boxer so it he will be a tough competitor for me in the ring. He knows how to train really hard. It’s not going to be an easy fight. Come fight night, we will leave it all in the ring. It’s a good opportunity for both of us for a world title on September 16.”
Canelo vs. Golovkin is a 12-round fight for the middleweight championship of the world presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions and sponsored by Tecate “BORN BOLD”; Hennessy, Never Stop, Never Settle; O’Reilly Auto Parts. Better Parts, Better Prices…everyday!; Fred Loya Insurance; Interjet; Thor: Ragnarok; Fathom Events; Tsesnabank; and Capital Holdings. Diaz, Jr. vs. Lara is 12-round WBC Featherweight Title Eliminator bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Caballero vs. De La Hoya is a 10-round fight for the NABF Super Bantamweight
Championship presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Martin vs. Rojo is a 10-round lightweight bout for the WBC Continental Americas and vacant WBA Intercontinental Championships presented by GGG Promotions. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 16 at T-Mobile Arena and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.

HBO Sports will air the special “Under The Lights: Canelo/Golovkin” Saturday, Sept. 2 at 10:00 p.m. (E/PT) on HBO.  It’s the final time the two will see each other until fight week unfolds in Las Vegas.

Episode #2 of 24/7 Canelo/Golovkin premieres Saturday, Sept. 9 on HBO immediately following the live Boxing After Dark triple header from the StubHub Center at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
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RESPALDO PAY PER VIEW DE CANELO ÁLVAREZ VS. GENNADY ‘GGG’ GOLOVKIN

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CONTENDIENTES Y PROSPECTOS INVICTOS SERÁN PARTE DEL EXPLOSIVO  RESPALDO PAY PER VIEW DE CANELO ÁLVAREZ VS. GENNADY ‘GGG’ GOLOVKIN
 
JOSEPH ‘JOJO’ DÍAZ JR. Y JORGE ‘PILÓN’ LARA CHOCARÁN 
EN COMBATE ELIMINATORIO MUNDIAL PESO PLUMA DEL CMB 
EN EVENTO CO ESTELAR 
RANDY ‘El MATADOR’ CABALLERO SE ENFRENTARÁ A DIEGO DE LA HOYA EN UNA BATALLA ENTRE CONTENDIENTES INVICTOS POR EL TÍTULO SUPERGALLO DE LA NABF
CONTENDIENTES LIGERO RYAN ‘BLUE CHIP’ MARTIN Y FRANCISCO ROJO ABRIRÁN LA TRANSMISIÓN PAY PER VIEW
SÁBADO 16 DE SEPTIEMBRE EN LA FLAMANTE T-MOBILE ARENA DE LAS VEGAS, NEVADA Y TRANSMITIDO EN VIVO POR HBO PAY PER VIEW®  
EMPEZANDO A LAS 8:00 P.M. ET/5:00 P.M. PT
 
            LOS ÁNGELES, California 28 de agosto de 2017. – Más de 20 mil aficionados en la flamante T-Mobile Arena y millones más por HBO Pay Per View y
www.RingTV.com tendrán el placer de observar una emocionante cartelera respaldando el mega combate entre el campeón actual lineal y Ring Magazine Canelo Álvarez (49-1-1, 34 nocáuts) y el monarca mundial mediano CMB/AMB/FIB/IBO Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 nocáuts) que se llevará a cabo el 16 de septiembre.
            En el evento co estelar a 12 asaltos, Joseph “JoJo” Díaz Jr. (24-0, 13 nocáuts) del Sur El Monte, California dará un importante paso hacia un campeonato mundial cuando se mida ante Jorge “Pilón” Lara (29-0-2, 21 nocáuts) de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México en un combate eliminatorio mundial pluma del CMB.
            “Los mejores contendientes y estrellas en acenso serán parte del respaldo de Canelo vs. Golovkin. Los aficionados tendrán el placer de observar este gran respaldo que no querrán perderse”, afirmó Óscar de la Hoya, Presidente y Jefe Ejecutivo de Golden Boy Promotions. “Desde ‘Jojo’ Diaz a Randy Caballero, Diego de la Hoya, Vergil Ortiz y Marlen Esparza, Golden Boy Promotions ha llenado el respaldo con los gladiadores más fuertes en el deporte hoy en día, y que están decididos a ofrecer grandes peleas para los aficionados”, aseveró.
            “Peleando en el combate co estelar de Canelo vs. Golovkin es un sueño hecho realidad”, aseguró Joseph Diaz Jr. “¡Por fin tendré la oportunidad de pelear en un combate eliminatorio! He estado esperando toda mi vida para ser campeón mundial. Daré todo lo que tengo este 16 de septiembre para todos mis aficionados”, subrayó.
            “No le he visto mucho a [Joseph] Díaz, pero sé que es un rival duro y que participó en los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012”, afirmó Jorge Lara. “Más que nada, hay que dar una gran pelea y espero que se faje y tire golpes”, concluyó.
            Una batalla entre dos contendientes invictos del equipo Golden Boy Promotions también será parte de la transmisión de Pay Per View. El ex monarca mundial gallo FIB Randy “El Matador” Caballero (24-0, 14 nocáuts) defenderá su faja supergallo de la NABF ante el campeón Juvenil supergallo del CMB Diego de la Hoya (19-0, 9 nocáuts) en un combate a 10 episodios.
            “Estoy muy contento y agradecido por la oportunidad que me ha dado Golden Boy Promotions”, afirmó Randy Caballero. “Prometo a todos mis amigos, familiares y aficionados que voy a brindar un gran espectáculo el 16 de septiembre”, afirmó.
            “Estoy muy motivado y emocionado para otra gran oportunidad en el evento boxístico más grande desde hace tiempo”, dijo Diego de la Hoya. “Combates como el mío ante Caballero son los que sacan lo mejor de mí, y garantizó que daré todo de mi para dar un gran espectáculo para los aficionados. Quiero dar las gracias a Golden Boy Promotions, mi manager, y el equipo DDLH por el apoyo. ¡Los miro el 16 de septiembre!”, finalizó.
            Abriendo la transmisión de Pay Per View estarán los contendientes ligero Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin (19-0, 11 nocáuts) y Francisco Rojo (20-2, 13 nocáuts) de Cuidad de México, México, quienes sostendrán una batalla a 10 giros por los cintos superligero  Intercontinental de la AMB y Continental de las Américas del CMB que pertenecen a Martin. 
          “Entiendo que hay muchos combates que se pueden realizar ahorita mismo en la división ligero”, indicó Ryan Martin. “Hay mucha platica para que yo sea parte de esos combates más grandes. Pero ahorita tengo que ganarle a Rojo. Las preparaciones han sido bien, y estaré más fuerte que nunca esa noche. Mi equipo es fenomenal, y mis entrenadores me están exigiendo al máximo”, aseguró
           “Es un honor pelear en la misma cartelera que Canelo Álvarez durante el festivo fin de semana del Día de la Independencia de México”, afirmó Francisco Rojo.  “Va a ser una gran noche para México cuando salgamos del cuadrilátero con todos los cintos puestos”, finalizó. 
            “Ryan Martin es uno de los estrellas en ascenso en la división ligero”, dijo Tom Loeffler, promotor de Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. “Esta batalla entre dos contendientes en la cima de las 135 libras es una gran adición a la cartelera y una emocionante manera de abrir la transmisión de Pay Per View”, afirmó.
            El respaldo no televisado también estará de lleno de emocionantes combates con los mejores contendientes y prospectos de Golden Boy Promotions. Jesús Rojas (25-1-2, 18 nocáuts) de Caguas, Puerto Rico y Claudio Marrero (22-1, 16 nocáuts) de Santo Domingo, República Dominicana sostendrán un pleito a 12 asaltos por el cetro mundial vacante pluma de la AMB. 

            Vergil Ortiz (6-0, 6 nocáuts) de Dallas, Texas chocará ante César Valenzuela (7-1, 2 nocáuts) de Phoenix, Arizona en una batalla a seis giros en peso superligero. Marlen Esparza, medallista olímpica de bronce en la Olimpiada de Londres 2012, regresará en una batalla a cuatro episodios en peso mosca contra Tania Cosme (5-6-1, 1 nocaut) de Denver, Colorado. Serhii Bohachuk (4-0, 4 nocáuts) de Los Ángeles, California combatirá en una pelea a cuatro asaltos en peso welter ante un oponente que se definirá en breve.

 

            Canelo vs. Golovkin es un combate a 12 asaltos por el Campeonato mundial mediano presentado por Golden Boy Promotions y GGG Promotions y patrocinado por Tecate “BORN BOLD”; Hennessy, Never Stop, Never Settle; O’Reilly Auto Parts. Better Parts, Better Prices…everyday!; Fred Loya Insurance; Interjet; Thor: Ragnarok; Fathom Events; Tsesnabank; y Capital Holdings. El evento se realizará el sábado 16 de septiembre en la flamante T-Mobile Arena y será producido y distribuido en vivo por HBO Pay Per View® comenzando a las 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. 
            HBO Sports transmitirá el programa especial “Under The Lights: Canelo/Golovkin” el sábado 2 de septiembre a las 10:00 p.m. (E/PT) por HBO. Es la última vez que los dos se verán las caras hasta la semana de la pelea en Las Vegas.  
            El episodio número 2 de 24/7 Canelo/Golovkin se estrenará el sábado 9 de septiembre por HBO inmediatamente después del triple evento de Boxing After Dark desde el StubHub Center a las 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
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MAYWEATHER vs. McGREGOR TO PREMIERE ON SHOWTIME® THIS SATURDAY IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY ALL ACCESS: MAYWEATHER vs. McGREGOR EPILOGUE

Aug 29, 2017 0

MAYWEATHER vs. McGREGOR TO PREMIERE ON SHOWTIME® THIS SATURDAY IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY ALL ACCESS: MAYWEATHER vs. McGREGOR EPILOGUE

Photo Credit: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

 

Networks’ Emmy Award-Winning ALL ACCESS Epilogue Takes Viewers Behind The Scenes Of The Blockbuster Event & Floyd Mayweather’s Final Fight

The unprecedented Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor blockbuster, the final fight of Mayweather’s illustrious career, will premiere on SHOWTIME this Saturday, Sept. 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  The showdown between the future Hall of Famer and the UFC superstar originally aired live on SHOWTIME PPV® on Saturday, August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.  Saturday’s SHOWTIME premiere of the main event will include the singing of the national anthems of the United States and Ireland by Grammy® nominated and multi-platinum artist Demi Lovato and Irish recording sensation Imelda May.

 

The SHOWTIME presentation of the exciting fight will be immediately followed by the premiere of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. McGregor Epilogue.  The network’s’ distinctive Epilogue reveals the drama of fight night from a unique perspective and introduces viewers to the rarely seen aftermath of world championship prizefighting.  ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. McGregor Epilogue goes behind the scenes into the locker rooms, corners and inner circles as McGregor aimed to shock the world in his boxing debut and Mayweather exited the ring for the final time.

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MIGUEL COTTO SE CONVIERTE EN CAMPEÓN MUNDIAL SUPERWELTER

Aug 28, 2017 0
MIGUEL COTTO SE CONVIERTE EN CAMPEÓN MUNDIAL SUPERWELTER 
DE LA OMB TRAS VENCER POR DECISIÓN UNÁNIME A YOSHIHIRO ‘EL MAESTRITO’ KAMEGAI 
 


REY VARGAS DERROTA A RONNY RÍOS POR DECISIÓN UNÁNIME Y DEFENDIÓ CON EXITO SU CINTO MUNDIAL SUPERGALLO CMB FRENTE A UN REPLETO STUBHUB CENTER
(Miguel Cotto capturó el vacante cinto mundial superwelter de la OMB tras derrotar por decisión unánime a Yoshihiro “El Maestrito” Kamegai el 26 de agosto por HBO World Championship Boxing.)
Crédito:Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions
           LOS ÁNGELES, California 26 de agosto de 2017. – Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 nocáuts), el único cuádruple campeón mundial divisional en la rica historia del boxeo de Puerto Rico, ganó su sexto título mundial tras derrotar por decisión unánime al súper valiente púgil japonés Yoshihiro “El Maestrito” Kamegai (27-4-2, 24 nocáuts), y de paso capturó el vacante cinto mundial superwelter de la OMB frente a un anunciado lleno total en el StubHub Center de 7, 689 aficionados en Carson, California. Cotto ganó con puntuaciones de 120-108, 119-109, y 118-110.
          Traté de dar lo mejor de mí, y pienso que hice eso esta noche”, aseguró Miguel Cotto. “Estoy contento con mi rendimiento. [Kamegai] es un peleador fuerte y fue un oponente fuerte. Fue durante el quinto o sexto asalto cuando me di cuenta de que iba aguantar los 12 episodios. Este 31 de diciembre me voy a retirar. He hecho todo. Tengo 36 años de edad y ya voy a cumplir 37, y pienso que he llegado al fin de mi carrera. Pelearé una vez más en diciembre. Dejare que te diga Freddie [Roach] con quien quiero pelear”, aseveró.
 

          “Queremos el ganador de Canelo-GGG”, anunció Freddie Roach.

 
            “Sentí mucha frustración por no ser capaz de conectar mis golpes”, dijo Yoshihiro Kamegai. “No pude atraparlo para nada. Es una leyenda muy talentoso, y estoy contento de haber tenido la oportunidad de combatir contra él”, finalizó


           Rey Vargas (30-0, 22 nocáuts) de Ciudad de México, México, defendió su cinto mundial supergallo del CMB tras derrotar por decisión unánime a Ronny Ríos (28-2, 13 nocáuts) de Santa Ana, California en el combate co estelar a 12 asaltos. Vargas, estudiante del entrenador Salón de la Fama Ignacio “Nacho” Beristáin, utilizó sus largos brazos para pelear desde la distancia en cada asalto, mientras que Ríos trataba de cerrar esa distancia con ganchos al cuerpo. Aunque el combate fue competitivo, los jueces anotaron puntuaciones de 118-110, 118-110, y 115-113 todas para Vargas.
            “Venimos para traernos los cintos, aunque no sea por nocaut”, aseguró Rey Vargas. “Definitivamente Ríos es un gladiador inteligente y astuto. Me agarró con unos golpes a la cabeza, y su boxeo estaba en un alto nivel. Definitivamente tenemos que regresar y perfeccionar nuestro estilo”, subrayó.
“No esperaba que él [Vargas] se moviera tanto”, indicó Ronny Ríos. “Estaba corriendo más de lo que esperábamos. Hicimos una buena pelea, y mi equipo y yo tendremos que empezar de cero”, finalizó.
          Joet González (18-0, 9 nocáuts) dio otro paso más hacia la cima de la division 126 libras con una impresionante victoria por nocaut técnico en el quinto asalto sobre Deivis Julio (19-3, 11 nocáuts) de Montería, Colombia. González derribó a Julio con una derecha. Cuando Julio se incorporó, González empezó a conectar fuertes combinaciones, lo que le obligó al referí a detener el combate al 2:57 del quinto episodio.
          “Me siento muy bien por haber ganado por nocaut en el quinto asalto”, dijo Joet González. “Mi oponente sabía boxear. El estaba en el equipo nacional de Colombia. Así que teníamos que estar listo para una batalla. Estoy listo para pelear de nuevo muy pronto”, subrayó.
          Emilio Sánchez, (16-0, 11 nocáuts) el destacado prospecto supergallo de Pacoima, California, obtuvo una dominante victoria por nocaut técnico en el quinto episodio sobre Danny Flores (11-9-1, 5 nocáuts) de Cuidad de México, Mexico. Sánchez castigó a Flores en cada uno de los asaltos con fuertes ganchos al cuerpo y mandíbula. El combate fue detenido a los 33 segundos del quinto asalto. 
            “Me siento satisfecho con mi victoria esta noche”, aseguró Emilio Sánchez. “Estaba trabajando en cerrar la distancia, y quiero trabajar en mi técnica y estilo para distinguirme de los demás en una division como la mía que esta llena de gladiadores”, finalizó 
           
          Tenochtitlán “T-Dog” Nava (7-1, nocaut) de Los Ángeles California derrotó a Ángel Aguilar (8-14, 1 nocaut) de Cuidad de México, México por decisión unánime en un combate a cuatro giros de toma y daca en peso pluma, frente a una multitud de sus aficionados. Nava ganó con tres puntuaciones de 39-37.
 

         “Me siento bien – salí del cuadrilátero sin recibir mucho daño”, indicó. “Trate de cerrar la distancia entre mi oponente y yo, y me enfoqué en conectar mi jab durante el combate. El siguiente paso será combatir a seis asaltos y siento que estoy listo”, afirmó.

 

          Alexis Rocha (9-0, 6 nocáuts), el novatito sensación de Santa Ana, California, obtuvo una impresionante victoria por nocaut en el primer asalto sobre el experimentado Esau Herrera (19-10-1, 10 nocáuts) de Tlaquepaque, México en un duelo a seis saltos en peso welter. 
         “Quería ganar, y quería que se mirara fácil e inteligente. Siento que fui capaz de hacer eso con este triunfo por nocaut. Entré a este combate queriendo trabajar el cuerpo, y fui capaz descifrarlo rápidamente”, concluyó.
          Genaro Gámez (6-0, 4 nocáuts) de San Diego, California ganó por decisión unánime a Rafael Reyes (7-10, 5 nocáuts) de Tamaulipas, México en un choque a seis giros en peso superligero. Gámez derribó a Reyes en el segundo round y lastimó a Reyes en cada uno de los siguientes asaltos. Se le descontó un punto a Gámez en el cuarto episodio por golpear abajo del cinturón. Sin embargo, Gámez ganó con puntuaciones de 59-53, 58-54, y 59-53.
          Javier Padilla (3-0-1, 3 nocáuts) de Indio, California y Ricardo Arias (1-1-1) de Cuidad de México, Mexico participaron en una batalla a cuatro giros en peso supergallo que terminó en un empate unánime. Los tres jueces anotaron puntuaciones de 38-38.


           “No estoy muy contento con la decisión de los jueces, pero sé que esto es una experiencia de aprendizaje”, afirmó Javier Padilla. “Debería haber usado mi alcance. Sin embargo, a mi me gusta trabajar por dentro. Él [Arias] estaba fuerte y su estilo no me dejaba lanzar golpes. Estoy listo para regresar al cuadrilátero”, aseveró. 
          “Yo no era el favorito, y por eso la pelea terminó en un empate”, subrayó Ricardo Arias. “Me robaron”, aseguró.
          Janel Rivera (16-2-3, 10 nocáuts) de Catano, Puerto Rico se impuso por la vía del cloroformo en el primer episodio con un fuerte gancho de izquierda a la mandíbula de Marco A. Sánchez (12-6-3, 7 nocáuts) de Mexicali, Baja California, México en un choque a ocho episodios en peso mínimo.
          “Me siento muy contento de estar aquí en Los Ángeles”, afirmó Janel Rivera. “Es la primera vez que peleo aquí, y ha sido completamente un sueño hecho realidad. Ganando esta pelea me demuestra que todo el sacrificio y entrenamiento me ha dado los resultados deseados”, explicó.
          En el primer combate de la velada boxística, Ruben Rodriguez  (1-0, 1 nocaut) de Indio, California realizó su debut profesional con una victoria por nocaut técnico en el segundo asalto sobre Rolando Padilla (0-3) de Los Ángeles, California en una pelea a cuatro giros en peso superligero. 
         “Me alegro de haber realizado mi debut con una victoria por nocaut”, aseguró Ruben Rodriguez. “Considerando que yo estaba muy nervioso, estoy satisfecho con mi rendimiento. Tuve la oportunidad de empezar mi carrera profesional en el respaldo de una cartelera de Miguel Cotto, y eso es genial para mi y una gran manera para empezar mi acenso a la cima del boxeo”, finalizó.
 
          Cotto vs. Kamegai, fue un combate a 12 asaltos por el vacante cetro superwelter de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (WBO por sus siglas en inglés), presentado por Golden Boy Promotions y Miguel Cotto Promotions en asociación con Teiken Promotions y patrocinado por Tecate “BORN BOLD”. Rey Vargas vs. Ronny Ríos fue un combate a 12 asaltos por el cetro supergallo del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (WBC por sus siglas en inglés) y es presentado por Golden Boy Promotions en asociación con Promociones del Pueblo.
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