UNDEFEATED SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT CONTENDER MARIO BARRIOS CLASHES WITH MEXICO’S RICHARD ZAMORA

Jan 29, 2019

Undefeated Super Lightweight Contender Mario Barrios

Clashes with Mexico’s Richard Zamora & Former World Champion Javier Fortuna Battles Hard-Hitting Lightweight Contender Sharif Bogere

 

Live on SHOWTIME® on Saturday, February 9 from Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly StubHub Center, in Carson, Calif., & Presented By Premier Boxing Champions

 

Two-Time Super Featherweight Champion Gervonta Davis

Defends Title Against Three-Division Champion Abner Mares in SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® Main Event

 

CARSON, Calif. (January 28, 2019) – Undefeated super lightweight contender Mario Barrios will take on Mexico’s Richard Zamora in a 10-round co-featured match on Saturday, February 9 live on SHOWTIME from Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly StubHub Center, in Carson, California and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

Former world champion Javier Fortuna will battle hard-hitting lightweight contender Sharif Bogere in a 10-round lightweight bout that will open the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. These televised undercard attractions feature exciting style matchups and a combination of rising contenders, former champions and title challengers all looking to get one step closer to holding a world title.

In the main event, two-time super featherweight champion Gervonta “Tank’’ Davis will defend his WBA title against three-division world champion Abner Mares. Davis vs. Mares promises fireworks and high-stakes action as both men bring their fan-friendly styles to the ring.

Tickets for the event, promoted by Mayweather Promotions, TGB Promotions and Ringstar Sports, are on sale now and can be purchased at AXS.com.

The unbeaten Barrios (22-0, 14 KOs) has put together a six-fight knockout streak since moving up to 140-pounds in 2016. The 23-year-old from San Antonio, Texas made a steady climb up the super lightweight ladder in 2018 with a second-round knockout of Eudy Bernardo last March and a stoppage of Jose Roman in July.

Zamora (19-2, 12 KOs) fights out of San Luis Potosi, Mexico and enters this contest the winner of his last five bouts, including four wins by stoppage. The 25-year-old will be making his U.S. debut on February 9, after picking up three knockout wins in 2018, including most recently defeating Daniel Valenzuela in December.

Fortuna (33-2-1, 23 KOs) won a super featherweight world championship with a unanimous decision over Bryan Vasquez in 2015 at Barclays Center before losing the title the next year to Jason Sosa. The 29-year-old, who is from La Romana, Dominican Republic and now lives in Braintree, Mass., lost a narrow and disputed split decision to then-unbeaten champion Robert Easter last January at Barclays Center on SHOWTIME.

Bogere (32-1, 20 KOs) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Oscar Bravo on August 3. The 30-year-old from Kampala, Uganda now lives in Las Vegas and was a five-time African champion and captain of the Ugandan national team as an amateur. The lone blemish on his record came in his first world title fight when he dropped a decision to Richar Abril in 2013. Since the decision loss, Bogere has since won nine straight, including five by knockout.

Veteran broadcaster Brian Custer is the host of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING. Versatile combat sportscaster Mauro Ranallo calls the action alongside Hall of Fame analyst Al Bernstein and former two-division world champion Paulie Malignaggi. Three Hall of Famers round out the telecast team—Emmy® award winning reporter Jim Gray, boxing historian Steve Farhood as unofficial ringside scorer, and world-renowned ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. Alejandro Luna and former world champion Raul Marquez host the telecast in Spanish, available via Secondary Audio Programming (SAP). The Executive Producer of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING is David Dinkins Jr., with Bob Dunphy directing.

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UFC® 229: KHABIB vs. MCGREGOR GENERATES RECORD $86.4 MILLION FOR LAS VEGAS

Jan 28, 2019

UFC® 229: KHABIB vs. MCGREGOR GENERATES RECORD $86.4 MILLION FOR LAS VEGAS

Las Vegas – UFC® today announced that UFC® 229: KHABIB vs. MCGREGOR generated $86.4 million in economic impact for the Las Vegas metropolitan area, according to a study conducted by research firm Applied Analysis. This marks the largest economic impact for a single UFC event measured globally to date.

UFC® 229: KHABIB vs. MCGREGOR, which took place on Saturday, October 6, at T-Mobile Arena, set new records for attendance (20,034) and ticket revenue ($17,188,894) for UFC in Las Vegas. In addition to the $86.4 million in total economic output, the study concluded that the landmark event also contributed $17.2 million in salaries and wages and supported an estimated 414 jobs in the Southern Nevada market. Visitors attending events related to UFC® 229: KHABIB vs. MCGREGOR were responsible for an estimated $3.7 million in public revenues in Nevada.

“During the build up to UFC 229, I said it was going to be the biggest event in UFC’s history, and now we have all the numbers to prove it,” said UFC President Dana White. “Khabib vs. McGregor smashed our records for Pay-Per-Views, social media impressions, and global viewership, and now we know it set records for economic impact here Las Vegas.  None of this would have been possible without the support from the Las Vegas community and UFC’s loyal fans, the best in sports.”

Added Steve Hill, Chief Executive Officer, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority: “Las Vegas has long been the fight capital of the world, and UFC 229 once again showed that combining UFC’s tremendous brand with the brand of Las Vegas is a win-win for everyone. We’re proud to be the home of UFC and to partner with them to put on some of the greatest events in the MMA world.”

UFC has been headquartered in Las Vegas since 2001 and hosts a minimum of four events annually in T-Mobile Arena, where UFC was named an Anchor Tenant in 2017.

Key Highlights of the UFC® 229: KHABIB vs. MCGREGOR economic impact study:

  • $86.4 million total economic output
  • $17.2 million total salaries and wages paid
  • 414 jobs supported in Southern Nevada
  • $3.7 million total taxes paid by visitors
  • 40% of UFC 229 visitors traveled from international locations
  • 50% of attendees were between the ages of 21 to 34
  • 50% of attendees reported an annual household income of $100,000 or more
  • One in five attendees stayed in Las Vegas for at least five days
  • Nearly two in five attendees reported spending more than $2,000 on non-gaming activities

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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 8100 Sands Point

Jan 28, 2019
Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 8100 Sands Point
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the shooting of a man that occurred at 8100 Sands Point around 11:10 a.m. on Thursday (January 24).

The suspect, Carlos Cabrera (H/m, 19), is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 351st State District Court.  Cabrera is accused in the shooting of Julian Cano, 55, who was transported to an area hospital to be treated for his wounds.

A booking photo of Cabrera is attached to this news release.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives N. Arellano and C. Castellani reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address and found Mr. Cano with a gunshot wound.  He was transported by HFD paramedics top the hospital.  Two males were detained at the scene.

Further investigation and witness statements identified Cabrera as the suspect in this incident.  The other male, a juvenile, was questioned and released.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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DOMINGO DE PREPARACIÓN

Jan 28, 2019

DOMINGO DE PREPARACIÓN

La última vez que visitamos a Pumas en Ciudad Universitaria, los albiauzles conseguimos el triunfo por marcador 1-0 con gol de Avilés Hurtado.

Los Rayados visitamos este próximo Domingo a los universitarios y desde hoy trabajamos a máxima intensidad para llegar con la mejor preparación a CU.

Luego de haber vencido al América en Casa, los dirigidos por Diego Alonso no dejamos lugar para la conformidad y esta mañana realizamos trabajos de recuperación en el Gimnasio del Centro de Entrenamiento BBVA Bancomer El Barrial con los jugadores que tuvieron participación ante los azulcremas.

El resto del Plantel realizó ejercicios de activación en la Cancha 3 de El Barrial y realizamos un interescuadras de alta intensidad con apoyo de jóvenes del Equipo sub20 de Rayados.

 

CORTESIA: CLUB MONTERREY 

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AIME MUNGUIA RETAINS WBO JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY AGAINST TAKESHI INOUE

Jan 28, 2019
JAIME MUNGUIA RETAINS WBO JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY AGAINST TAKESHI INOUE
 
XU CAN UPSETS JESUS ROJAS TO CAPTURE 
WBA FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CROWN
(ABOVE: Jaime Munguia retained his world title by defeating Takeshi Inoue via 
unanimous decision at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and live on DAZN)
Photos by Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

HOUSTON (Jan. 26, 2019): 
Mexican warrior Jaime Munguia (32-0, 26 KOs) successfully defended his WBO Junior Middleweight World Title by defeating Japanese contender Takeshi Inoue (13-1-1, 7 KOs) via 12-round unanimous decision at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. After a tough battle, Munguia won with scores of 120-108, 120-108 and 119-109. The action was streamed live on DAZN – which is just $9.99 per month after a one-month free trial.
“It was a great fight. He was a great warrior,” said Jaime Munguia. “It was a great battle for me. I was surprised by his ability to take punches. He took a lot of punches to the head and to the body. He took punches that would have dropped anyone else. I feel I got a lot of experience from this fight. I will keep working on using my distance. There were times where he was able to cut the distance, and I want to work on that.”
“With 31 wins and no losses, Munguia was not just a power puncher but a great boxer,” saidTakeshi Inoue. “We both had the skill to kill the other’s boxing style. He was the better fighter tonight. I hope to get better and come back to the United States to fight again.”
 
In the co-main event, Xu Can (16-2, 2 KOs) of Kumming, China became the new WBA Featherweight Champion by defeating Jesus Rojas (26-3-2, 19 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico via unanimous decision in an action-packed battle. Can won with scores of 118-110, 117-111, and 116-112.
“This is my second time coming to the USA to fight,” said Xu Can. “Before I came here, I knew it was going to be a very hard fight. So I got ready for this fight. I did a lot of work for this. So, thank you to everyone. I respect my opponent, Rojas, my friend; he’s very tough. But I knew I can win. I can! I can! I knew I can defeat this fighter. I knew I can defend his punch, even though his punch is very strong, but I had confidence in my defense. I just punched, defend, punched, defend, punched, defend.”
“I don’t feel the decision was correct,” said Jesus Rojas. “I don’t know what to say. I’m surprised. I spoke to Golden Boy Promotions, and I want the rematch. I think we worked well. I used my jab and I want the fight. Of course, I want the rematch.
Vergil Ortiz (12-0, 12 KOs) of Dallas, Texas stopped Jesus Valdez (23-5-1, 12 KOs) of Huatabampo, Mexico via TKO in the fifth round due to a severe cut on Valdez’s left eye in a super lightweight fight originally scheduled for ten rounds.
“Fighting a southpaw for the first time as a pro is the same for me, but the range is different,” said Vergil Ortiz. “I just had to make and execute a game plan. I thought it would go longer, but I’m grateful for the good will he had in the ring. I’m so happy to have fought in Texas!”
 
Alex Rincon (6-0, 5 KOs) of Dallas, Texas defeated Jeremy Ramos (10-6, 4 KOs) of Bayamon, Puerto Rico via unanimous decision in a six-round super welterweight battle. Rincon won with scores of 60-54, 59-55, and 58-56.
“I felt real good in there,” said Alex Rincon. “I brought the fans from back home, and we have a lot of family here. Now everyone knows who the Rincon brothers are. Ramos was very awkward. When you catch him with hard shots, he comes back harder. We stuck to the game plan, and that’s why we won.”
 
Alberto Melian (4-0, 3 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina became the new NABA Super Bantamweight Champion by defeating Edgar Ortega (10-2-2, 5 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico via TKO in the final round of a 10-round battle. The fight was stopped at 1:33 of the aforementioned round.
“I was working the distance,” said Alberto Melian. “I knew he [Ortega] was strong. When I found my distance, then I imposed myself more. That’s how I got the knockout at the end. This is about patient work, so if the knockout comes, then it comes. We had great preparation at Churchill Boxing in Santa Monica.”
 
George Rincon (6-0, 3 KOs) of Dallas, Texas defeated Emmanuel Valadez (5-7, 4 KOs) of Agua Prieta, Mexico via TKO in the first round of a super lightweight bout originally scheduled for six rounds. Rincon won with time a of 1:36 of the aforementioned round.
“I feel good,” said George Rincon. “I went in there trying not to rush. There’s never an opponent who is not dangerous because we are all out here fighting to provide for those we love and entertain those we don’t. He [Valadez] didn’t make it out of the first round, so I’m happy with that.”
Munguia vs. Inoue was a 12-round fight for the WBO Junior Middleweight World Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Zanfer Promotions and Teiken Promotions. Rojas vs. Can was a 12-round fight for the WBA Featherweight World Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Universal Promotions. The event was sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The event took place Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and was streamed live on DAZN.
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Eros Correa Makes Weight for Tijuana Fight

Jan 28, 2019

2012 U.S. OLYMPIC ALTERNATE 

EROS CORREA

MAKES WEIGHT FOR TIJUANA FIGHT

TIJUANA, MX (January 25, 2019) – Undefeated super bantamweight prospect, Eros Correa (4-0, 4 KOs), who is managed by Cali Boxing Management, made weight for use upcoming 4-round bout taking place in Tijuana, MX. Correa weighed in at 122 lbs. while his opponent Miguel Zapata (2-1-1, 1 KO) weighed in at 121 lbs. This event is being promoted by GM3 Boxing Promotions and Gonzalez Boxing Promotions.
“I’m ready to make another statement in this fight” said Eros Correa, who hails from San Jose, CA. “The super bantamweight division will be taking notice as I march up the rankings. I’m gaining a lot of experience fighting in Mexico. By the end of this year I’ll be knocking on the door of a regional title. I can see myself in a big fight very soon.”
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SHOWTIME SPORTS® RELEASES EXCLUSIVE CLIP FROM ALL ACCESS: PACQUIAO VS. BRONER EPILOGUE

Jan 28, 2019

 

SHOWTIME SPORTS® RELEASES EXCLUSIVE CLIP FROM ALL ACCESS: PACQUIAO VS. BRONER EPILOGUE

 

Final Episode Premieres This Saturday Shortly After Delayed Telecast Of Pacquiao vs. Broner At 10:30 p.m. ET/PT On SHOWTIME®

 

Watch, Share & Embed: https://s.sho.com/2FYggOJ

 

WHAT: This exclusive clip from ALL ACCESS: PACQUIAO vs. BRONER EPILOGUE takes viewers into the locker rooms of Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner moments before they enter the ring for last Saturday’s welterweight world championship. WATCH: https://s.sho.com/2FYggOJ

 

ALL ACCESS: PACQUIAO vs. BRONER EPILOGUE premieres this Saturday on SHOWTIME shortly after the delayed telecast of the main event of Pacquiao vs. Broner, which begins at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.  The Sports Emmy® award-winning “EPILOGUE” spotlights the immediate buildup to fight night, goes inside the ropes during the fight and reveals the dramatic aftermath of world championship boxing like no other show on television.  

 

The pilot episode of BLACK MONDAY, a new comedy series starring Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall, will immediately follow the delayed telecast of Pacquiao vs. Broner. ALL ACCESS: PACQUIAO VS. BRONER EPILOGUE will premiere following the encore presentation of BLACK MONDAY.

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JAIME MUNGUIA VS. TAKESHI INOUE FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE

Jan 24, 2019
ABOVE: Jaime Munguia and Takeshi Inoue pose at the final press conference ahead of their 
12-round battle on Jan. 26 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and streamed live on DAZN)
 
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
 
Tickets Still Available!
 
HOUSTON (Jan. 29, 2019): Mexican warrior Jaime Munguia (31-0, 26 KOs) and Japanese contender Takeshi Inoue (13-0-1, 7 KOs) hosted the final press conference ahead of their 12-round battle for Munguia’s WBO Junior Middleweight World Title. The action will take place on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN – which is just $9.99 per month after a one-month free trial. Fans in Houston can purchase tickets starting at just $25 at ToyotaCenter.com.
Undercard fighters from the event also participated in the press conference. Below is what today’s participants had to say at today’s presser:
JAIME MUNGUIA, WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion
“We’re very happy to be here in Texas. It’s my first time in Texas and I feel at home here. They’ve received me very well. I want to tell people that we came here well-prepared and we’re in good condition. I want to tell Inoue that the title will not go to Japan, it will stay in Mexico and I will be champion for a while. Expect a big fight Saturday night.”
TAKESHI INOUE, Junior Middleweight Contender
“I want to thank everyone who made this fight possible. I think Munguia is a great champion, and I look forward to a great fight on Saturday. I have come here to bring the WBO belt back to Japan.”
JESUS ROJAS, WBA Featherweight World Champion
“I’m greatly happy to be here and I’m anxious for the fight we have this Saturday. We’re a day from making weight and I’m anxious and I’m excited. It’s my first time here. I hope Xu Can comes prepared to fight so we can give a great show, a real spectacle, to the fans of Texas.”
XU CAN, Featherweight Contender
“I’m very happy to be here in Houston. This is my second time fighting in the USA. It’s going to be my first time challenging the world title and I have confidence I can bring the world title back to China. I’m very excited for Saturday night.”
VERGIL ORTIZ JR., Super Lightweight Contender
“I’m really excited to be fighting here. I haven’t fought in Texas in a little over a year, and I kind of missed it. I’m really grateful to be in this position. I’m looking forward to fulfilling my dad’s and Oscar’s expectations and getting a world title this year. At this moment right now I’m ready for this world title. There’s no one at 140 who can beat me right now. I’m really confident in myself and my ability to get this world title.”
“I’m looking forward to eating Whataburger right after this fight.”
OSCAR DE LA HOYA, CEO AND CHAIRMAN OF GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS
“The primary reason why I’m really excited to promote this event here in Houston is because it brings back big-time boxing to Houston. That’s exactly what our motive is for the year and for the years to come: to bring boxing back to the masses and bring boxing back to the fans.”
“I remember many years ago we promoted many great world title fights in Houston here at the Toyota Center with the likes of Juan Diaz, Juan Manuel Marquez against Katsidis. Houston has a rich history and fans have shown tremendous support to the sport of boxing. We at Golden Boy Promotions look forward to cultivating and growing and soon making local world champions here from Houston.”
“This event is very important because not only does it mark a great relationship with one of the – if not thebest promoter in Mexico – in Zanfer Promotions, Fernando Beltran, but it’s also important because it’s the first of many events that we will be streaming live on the new digital platform DAZN. I strongly feel that DAZN has really changed the game in many ways. There are many people who love watching boxing throughout the United States but sometimes it’s a little too expensive to watch a pay-per-view fight. We’re extremely fortunate to have a partner like DAZN who can come in and stream the fights for a relatively inexpensive price of $9.99 per month. For $9.99 a month, and the first month is free, you can watch this amazing card Saturday night, with two world titles on the line, but you can also watch the highly-anticipated fight between Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs on Cinco de Mayo weekend, which is the biggest boxing event of the year.”
FERNANDO BELTRAN, CEO OF ZANFER PROMOTIONS
“When Jaime Munguia won the title and surprised the world, of course we needed to do a strategic partnership with somebody, because the division is so hot between the super welterweights and middleweights. The best division is middleweights and DAZN has got the two best middleweights in the world – without a doubt Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs. That’s the way DAZN does boxing. Of course, we believe we are at that level with Jaime Munguia, and close to being in that mix, and we’re with the right people and the right platform and we feel very happy about it.”
Munguia vs. Inoue is a 12-round fight for the WBO Junior Middleweight World Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Zanfer Promotions and Teiken Promotions. Rojas vs. Can is a 12-round fight for the WBA Featherweight World Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Universal Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The event will take place Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN.
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JAIME MUNGUIA VS. TAKESHI INOUE HOUSTON MEDIA

Jan 24, 2019
JAIME MUNGUIA VS. TAKESHI INOUE HOUSTON MEDIA WORKOUT 
PHOTOS, QUOTES AND VIDEOS
 
MUNGUIA VS. INOUE TAKES PLACE SATURDAY, JAN. 26, 2019 AT TOYOTA CENTER IN HOUSTON, TEXAS AND STREAMED LIVE ON DAZN

 

(ABOVE: Jaime Munguia poses for the media ahead of his 12-round fight against Takeshi Inoue on 
Jan. 26 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas)
 
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
 
Tickets Still Available!
 
HOUSTON (Jan. 23, 2019): Mexican warrior Jaime Munguia (31-0, 26 KOs) and Japanese contender Takeshi Inoue (13-0-1, 7 KOs) hosted a media workout today at The Knockout Factory in Houston, Texas ahead of their 12-round battle for Munguia’s WBO Junior Middleweight World Title. The action will take place on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN – which is just $9.99 per month after a one-month free trial. Fans in Houston can purchase tickets starting at just $25 at ToyotaCenter.com.
Undercard fighters from the event also participated in the workout. Below is what today’s participants had to say at today’s workout:
JAIME MUNGUIA, WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion:
“I’m really happy to be here in Houston and happy to see how they treat me here. I’m ready to defend my title and give a great fight to my fans. Thanks for your support and I hope to give you a great show this Saturday.”
“There’s a lot of competition at 154 pounds. I’m willing to fight all of them. I’m happy to start the year off early. I fight when I’m told to fight, so I’m glad that I’m already fighting in January. If they put four fights in front of me for this year, then I’ll fight four times. I’m happy to be with the two best promoters of the world, Golden Boy and Zanfer promotions. I thank them for all the support they give me.”
TAKESHI INOUE, Junior Middleweight Contender:
“I’ve always idolized the U.S. since I was little and coming here, seeing the environment and food, I was born to fit into this environment. The jet lag is gone and everything is back to normal and I feel good. I’m in good shape. In the U.S., the focus on the fighters from media and fight fans are stronger than in Japan but what doesn’t change is my desire to win the fight and I’m going to keep that the same. I’m ready for Saturday’s fight.”
JESUS ROJAS, WBA Featherweight World Champion:
“Xu Can is a great fighter and I was very happy to have another opportunity to defend my title. There will be fireworks at the ring this Saturday night.”
XU CAN, Featherweight Contender:
I am very excited for Saturday. I was training for 10 days in Miami and feel good. I’m excited and eager to win a fight for my Chinese fans.”
VERGIL ORTIZ JR., Super Lightweight Contender:
“I’m very excited because I haven’t fought since September. I kept training, though. I only took a week off and went back to the gym. It’s an honor to be promoted by Oscar De La Hoya. He has opened a lot of opportunities for me. I hope to be a world champion by the end of the year or earlier next year.”
“What makes me different from other fighters is that I work hard every day, even if I don’t have a fight lined up. I’m always ready. A knockout would be great. But as long as I long as I look good and I get some experience, I’ll be happy.”
ALEX RINCON, Super Welterweight Prospect:
“Training camp went great! I did some good sparring and I felt fast, I got a lot of work in. I sparred with Lamont Peterson and did really good work. It feels great to be in Houston, anywhere in Texas feels like home. We have a huge fan crowd and I can’t wait for Saturday night.”
GEORGE RINCON, Super Lightweight Prospect:
“Training camp started in Texas, and it went really well. We finished in DC with Lamont Roach Sr. My weight’s good, I’m feeling strong. Houston feels like home. We have lots of family and friends. It feels great to be here, and we want to thank everyone for coming out, and especially to Golden Boy for having me and my brother here.”
Munguia vs. Inoue is a 12-round fight for the WBO Junior Middleweight World Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Zanfer Promotions and Teiken Promotions. Rojas vs. Can is a 12-round fight for the WBA Featherweight World Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Universal Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The event will take place Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN.
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El choque Jessie Magdaleno vs. Pitufo Díaz formará parte de la función especial

Jan 23, 2019
 El choque Jessie Magdaleno vs. Pitufo Díaz formará parte de la función especial de día San Patricio del 17 de marzo en el MSG

El heroe olímpico irlandés y el boricua Luis Collazo también estarán en acción en el cartel
que será transmitido en VIVO a las 6 p.m. ET por ESPN+
NUEVA YORK (23 de junio del 2019) — México vs. Puerto Rico. Una vez más. El ex campeón azteca Jessie Magdaleno y el retador boricua de título mundial Christopher ‘Pitufo’ Díaz batallarán en ‘La Gran Manzana’. Esa misma noche, Michael “Mick” Conlan pintará de verde el Hulu Theater del Madison Square Garden en una función especial de día de San Patricio, por tercer año consecutivo.

El nativo de Belfast, dos-veces campeón de los Juegos Olímpicos irlandeses, y ahora uno de los prospecto peso pluma más importantes, llenó a capacidad el Hulu Theater en el 2017 y en el 2018, y ahora regresará el domingo 17 de marzo para enfrentar a Rubén García Hernández en el evento principal de la velada en una pelea a 10 asaltos. La función que será estelarizada por Conlan comenzará después de finalizar el desfile anual del Día de San Patricio en la Ciudad de Nueva York.

En el combate co-estelar, el ex campeón mundial peso jr. pluma Jessie Magdaleno se enfrentará al ex retador al título mundial de peso jr. ligero Christopher “Pitufo” Díaz en una interesante batalla a 10 asaltos en el peso pluma que promete estar llena de acción desde el campanazo inicial. Y, en una encrucijada de peso welter, Luis Collazo, nativo de Brooklyn y ex campeón del mundo, enfrentará a Samuel Vargas a 10 asaltos.

En una promoción de Top Rank, los boletos para la noche de San Conlan a un precio de $206, $156, $106, $81, $56 y $31 (incluidas las tarifas de las instalaciones) se pondrán a la venta mañana jueves 24 de enero a las 12 p.m. ET y se pueden comprar en la boletería del Madison Square Garden, todos los puntos de venta de Ticketmaster, por teléfono llamando al (866-858-0008) y en línea en ticketmaster.com y MSG.com.

Esta función especial del Día de San Patricio se transmitirá en vivo y exclusivamente a las 6 p.m. ET en ESPN+: el nuevo servicio de transmisión de suscripción multideporte, directo al consumidor del segmento Directo al Consumidor e Internacional de The Walt Disney Company en conjunto con ESPN. La peleas preliminares del cartel se anunciarán pronto y se transmitirán en vivo por ESPN+ a partir de las 3 p.m. ET

“Estoy emocionado y honrado de pelear en mi hogar lejos de casa, la meca del boxeo, el Madison Square Garden, en el Día de San Patricio por tercer año consecutivo,” dijo Conlan. “Los fanáticos en la ciudad de Nueva York le han dado un apoyo incríble a mi carrera profesional, y espero poder ofrecerles un espectáculo, también a mis grandes fanáticos de Irlanda que vendrán a la fiesta en Manhattan. Muchas gracias a mi equipo y a Top Rank por esta tremenda oportunidad Estaré bien preparado para la victoria para comenzar un gran año para mí en el 2019.”

Conlan (10-0, 6 KOs) se convirtió en profesional en el Día de San Patricio del 2017 luego de una carrera amateur que incluyó medallas de oro en los Campeonatos Europeos, Campeonatos Mundiales y Juegos de la Commonwealth. Su debut profesional, frente a una multitud de 5,201 personas, en donde fue acompañado al ring por la superestrella de UFC Conor McGregor, fue el nacimiento de una nueva superestrella. Conlan peleó cinco veces en el 2017 y en el 2018, y recientemente capturó el vacante cinturón intercontinental de la OMB con una decisión unánime sobre Jason Cunningham el 22 de diciembre en Manchester, Inglaterra. Conlan, quien ganó una medalla de bronce en los Juegos Olímpicos del 2012, ha sido dominante en los rangos pagados. En el Día de San Patricio del 2018, eliminó a David Berna en la segunda vuelta. García (24-3-2, 10 KOs) solo ha sido eliminado una vez como profesional y llevó al campeón mundial de cuatro pesos Nonito Donaire a la distancia de 10 asaltos en una pelea en el 2017.

Magdaleno (25-1, 18 KOs) está subiendo cuatro libras luego de una carrera por el título mundial de 122 libras que incluyó una exitosa defensa del título. En su última pelea, el 28 de abril en Filadelfia, luchó contra Isaac Dogboe en una de las mejores peleas del 2018. Magdaleno derribó a Dogboe en la primera ronda, solo para que Dogboe le propinara un nocaut en el 11mo asalto. Díaz (24-1, 16 KOs), de Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, subió a las 130 libras para obtener una oportunidad por el título vacante de la OMB el 28 de julio pasado frente a Masayuki Ito. Díaz fue derribado en el cuarto asalto y perdió una decisión unánime en una demostración audaz. Bajó al peso pluma y rebotó con un paro en primera ronda sobre David Berna el 24 de noviembre. Díaz ahora está entrenando con el legendario Freddie Roach.

“Esta será una batalla clásica entre México y Puerto Rico,” dijo Magdaleno. “¡Ese es el tipo de pelea que a los fanáticos les encanta ver! Somos dos guerreros que les gusta fulminar a sus oponentes y generar emociones, así que estaré listo al 100 por ciento. ¡Estoy listo para mostrar a los fanáticos que estoy de vuelta!”

“Enfrentar a Jessie Magdaleno representa una nueva oportunidad para batallar contra los mejores peleadores,” dijo Díaz. “No me gusta ir por el camino fácil. Soy un guerrero y quiero enfrentar a los mejores. Es por eso que siempre trabajo duro. El 17 de marzo no será diferente. Ese será el momento de brillar contra los mejores. Magdaleno es un gran reto porque es un ex campeón mundial que vendrá con planes de obtener una victoria que lo posicione para retar nuevamente por un título mundial en una segunda división. Pero eso es también lo que yo quiero. Quiero otra oportunidad por el título mundial, y Magdaleno está en mi camino. Sé que con el gran Freddie Roach en mi esquina, mis ganas de triunfo, mi voluntad de dejarlo todo en el ring, y mi deseo de ser el mejor peso pluma del mundo, lograré mi sueño de ser campeón mundial.”

Collazo (38-7, 20 KOs) es un profesional de 19 años y ex campeón mundial de peso welter que se ha enfrentado a “Sugar” Shane Mosley, Ricky Hatton, Amir Khan, Andre Berto, Keith Thurman y Victor Ortiz. Uno de los veteranos más astutos del deporte, Collazo viene de una victoria merecida por decisión sobre Bryant Perrella (15-1 en ese momento) y un nocaut en el sexto asalto contra el ex prospecto Sammy Vasquez. Vargas (30-4-2, 14 KOs) se ha enfrentado a muchos de los líderes de la división de peso welter durante sus nueve años de carrera. En septiembre pasado, derribó a Khan en la segunda ronda, pero no pudo terminar con Khan y perdió una decisión unánime.

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