PEREZ VS. LOPEZ OFFICIAL WEIGHTS AHEAD OF GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN SHOW TOMORROW, APRIL 2

Apr 20, 2017
PEREZ VS. LOPEZ OFFICIAL WEIGHTS AHEAD OF GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN SHOW TOMORROW, APRIL 2
PEREZ VS. LOPEZ
Thursday, April 20, 2017
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Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Moises Flores Added to Ward-Kovalev 2: “The Rematch” PPV Undercard

Apr 19, 2017

GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX VS. MOISES FLORES

WBA SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

ADDED TO ANDRE WARD VS. SERGEY KOVALEV PAY-PER-VIEW UNDERCARD

 

WARD-KOVALEV 2: “THE REMATCH” SET FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017

AT MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER, LAS VEGAS

PRESENTED LIVE BY HBO PAY-PER-VIEW®

NEW YORK, NY (April 19, 2017) – Reigning WBA World Super Bantamweight Champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) will face WBA interim titleholder Moises “Chucky” Flores (25-0, 17 KOs) in a long-awaited mandatory 12-round WBA title defense that will tarnish one fighter’s perfect record. Rigondeaux vs. Flores has officially been added to the Pay-Per-View undercard of Ward-Kovalev 2: “The Rematch” at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 17. The championship event, presented by Corona Extra, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

“I would like to thank Roc Nation Sports, Caribe Promotions and HBO for the opportunity to fight on the biggest Pay-Per-View card of the year. It will be a night of great boxing that fans will not want to miss out on. It’s going to be a chance to show HBO what they want to see. Some say I’m not exciting but it’s not my fault that once my opponents feel my power, they start running and stop throwing punches. Regardless of that, I’m going to give them what they want. I will be standing in the middle of the ring toe-to-toe and putting on a show for the fans. This is where I’ll show the world what my fans got to see in my last fight in the UK against [James] Dickens,” said Rigondeaux. “I want to thank Moises Flores for having the courage to step in the ring with me and accepting the mandatory challenge unlike many great fighters in my division. Moises is an exciting Mexican fighter who will bring a fight. I will be ready to exhibit why I am one of the best pound-for-pound boxers and the world’s best at 122 pounds. I’m ready to give fans the best fight out there, and the best is to come the evening of June 17.”

“I’m very excited to have my world title fight with Guillermo Rigondeaux rescheduled for Saturday, June 17 on HBO Pay-Per-View,” said Flores. “I’d like to thank my team at Probox Management and TGB Promotions along with HBO for providing this opportunity. I never stopped my preparations from the original date and look forward to making the Mexican fans proud when I defeat the great Rigondeaux.”

“Roc Nation Sports is thrilled to add Guillermo Rigondeaux’s championship defense against Moises Flores to the Pay-Per-View undercard of Ward-Kovalev 2: ‘The Rematch’,” said Roc Nation President & Chief of Branding and Strategy Michael R. Yormark. “We know these two champions are ready and eager to put on a big performance on boxing’s biggest stage and undoubtedly, ahead of the most anticipated fight of the year.”

“TGB Promotions is proud of this world title opportunity for Moises ‘Chucky’ Flores as he takes on one of the premier fighters in the sport, Guillermo Rigondeaux,” said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions. “Chucky is well prepared and looking forward to making the Mexican fans proud of their new World Champion on June 17.”

Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs), was one of the most celebrated amateur boxers in Cuba before defecting and making his professional debut on May 22, 2009 in Miami, Florida. High expectations had no ill effect on Rigondeaux as he tore through his next five opponents. On November 13, 2010, in just his seventh pro fight, Rigondeaux faced Ricardo Cordoba for the vacant interim WBA World Super Bantamweight title and left the ring with the belt after scoring a split decision victory. Rigondeaux turned his attention to supremacy in the 122-pound division and accomplished what many considered the unthinkable by knocking out WBA World Super Bantamweight Champion Rico Ramos on January 20, 2012, becoming a world champion in fewer than 10 professional bouts. On April 13, 2013 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Rigondeaux scored his biggest victory to date by defeating WBO and Ring Magazine World Champion and 2012 Fighter of the Year Nonito Donaire. Rigondeaux came away with the victory by unanimous decision after out landing and out punching Donaire throughout the fight to unify titles. In November of 2015, Roc Nation Sports announced that it had signed Rigondeaux to an exclusive promotional agreement and featured him on the HBO Pay-Per-View undercard of the Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez mega-fight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, where he defeated veteran Drian Francisco via a 10-round unanimous decision. Prior to beating Francisco, Rigondeaux was stripped of his title belts due to inactivity, but remained the WBA champion in recess. In May of 2016, Roc Nation Sports announced that Rigondeaux was reinstated of his WBA belt ahead of a 12-round WBA World Super Bantamweight championship showdown against number 13 rated WBA super bantamweight contender Jazza Dickens on July 16 at the Cardiff Ice Arena in Wales. In his first ever appearance in the United Kingdom, Rigondeaux gave fans a thrilling knockout against Dickens. The southpaw landed a big left hook, shattering Dickens’s jaw, halting the fight in the second round with a referee’s decision. Rigondeaux will be raring to go on June 17 in his title defense against interim champion Moises Flores.

Moises “Chucky” Flores (25-0, 17 KOs) learned the fight game growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico, and spent the early years of his professional career building up his résumé in his home country. Now established as a title contender at 122 pounds, Flores looks to climb to the top of the division with his considerable talent. Flores is exceptionally tall for his weight class, measuring in at 5 feet 9 inches. As such, he tends to have a reach advantage over most of his opponents, although Flores isn’t one to merely fire punches from a distance and box from the outside. He likes to mix it up, and his record reflects that, with most of his opponents going down by knockout. Flores made his pro debut in August 2008 with a second round knockout of Oswaldo Salgado in Guadalajara, Mexico. He fought exclusively in Mexico over the first six years of his career and made quick work of most of his opponents. Flores made his U.S. debut in September 2014, winning a six round unanimous decision over Pablo Batres in Mesquite, Texas. He then gained a seventh round technical knockout of Mexican veteran Mario Macias in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in November 2014. That victory set up a 122-pound title shot against interim WBA World Super Bantamweight Champion Oscar Escandon in Carson, California, in April 2015. In an electrifying, all-action brawl, Flores earned a split decision to win the title. In his last two fights, Flores was able to defend the interim WBA World Super Bantamweight title against Luis Emanuel Cusolito, while also adding the IBO World Super Bantamweight title against Paulus Ambunda. Flores looks forward to claiming the full rights to the WBA World Super Bantamweight title on June 17 when he faces current champion Guillermo Rigondeaux in a 12-round championship showdown.

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CLAVES PARA LA VICTORIA | Andre Berto vs. Shawn Porter

Apr 19, 2017
 

***ALERTA DE VIDEO***

 

CLAVES PARA LA VICTORIA

ANDRE BERTO vs. SHAWN PORTER

 

Sábado 22 de Abril a las 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT

En Vivo Por SHOWTIME ®

 

Haz Clic en la foto o enlace para mirar, compartir o enlazar este video

YOUTUBE: http://s.sho.com/2prtM5s

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Raul “El Diamante” Marquez examina las claves para la victoria de la batalla entre los ex monarcas mundiales Andre Berto y “Showtime” Shawn Porter, quiénes ponen todo en la línea al enfrentarse en una eliminatoria welter de la CMB (WBC por sus siglas en inglés) el sábado 22 de abril en vivo por SHOWTIME (9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT) desde Barclays Center en Brooklyn, N.Y. Disponible en español a través de programación de audio secundario (SAP).

 

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OSCAR VALDEZ, GILBERTO RAMIREZ Y JESSIE MAGDALENO EN PELEAS TITULARES

Apr 19, 2017

OSCAR VALDEZ, GILBERTO RAMIREZ

Y JESSIE MAGDALENO EN PELEAS TITULARES

EL PROXIMO SABADO 22 DE ABRIL

EN EL STUBHUB CENTER DE CARSON

 

SEMANA DE BOXEO EN LOS ANGELES

 

            LOS ANGELES, California — El campeón mundial invicto de peso pluma de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) el mexicano Oscar Valdez expondrá su corona ante el clasificado número uno de dicha organización Miguel “Escorpión” Marriaga de Colombia el 22 de Abril en una función de pago por evento que transmitirá Top Rank y que se realizará en el StubHub Center de Carson, California.

En la misma función, los campeones invictos de la OMB, Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramírez (34-0, 24 KOs) de Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México monarca súper mediano y Jessie Magdaleno (24-0, 17 KOs) monarca súper gallo expondrán sus coronas ante Max “Tigre” Burak (33-4-1, 15 KOs) de Kiev, Ucrania y Adeilson Dos Santos (18-2, 14 KOs) de Brasil, respetivamente y también marcará el debut del medallista Olímpico de plata de los Estados Unidos Shakur Stevenson, quien peleará a seis rounds en peso pluma.

La función es una promoción de Top Rank en asociación con All Star Boxing, Zapari Boxing y Antonio Leonard Production que será producida y distribuida por Top Rank Pay-Per-View comenzando a las 9:00 p.m. (Este)/6:00 p.m. (Pacífico).

Los boletos para esta magna cartelera ya están disponibles y tienen un costo de $128.50, $77.50, $52.00 y $36.70, y pueden ser adquiridos en el Internet en AXS.com, por teléfono marcando el (888) 9AXS-TIX y en las taquillas del StubHub Center.

Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs) de Nogales, Sonora, México, es el único boxeador mexicano en clasificar a los Juegos Olímpicos en dos diferentes ocasiones –en el 2008 y 2012 – es considerado uno de los más brillantes boxeadores en el mundo y el rostro de la nueva generación del boxeo. El sonorense estará haciendo la segunda exposición del cinturón pluma de la OMB que conquistó el 23 de julio del 2016 en Las Vegas cuando noqueó en el segundo asalto al argentino Matías Rueda quien llegó con 10 nocauts a esa pelea y como el segundo clasificado mundial de la OMB. Valdez de 26 años de edad inicio su 2016 con un espectacular nocaut en el cuarto asalto sobre el ex campeón mundial pluma de la Federación Mundial de Boxeo (FIB) Evgany Gradovich el 9 de abril en Las Vegas en la función en la cual Manny Pacquiao enfrentó a Tim Bradley por tercera vez. Fue la primera vez que Gradovich fue noqueado en su carrera.

            En su más reciente actuación el pasado 5 de noviembre en Las Vegas, el mexicano retuvo su corona con un fulminante nocaut sobre el primer clasificado mundial de la OMB Hiroshige Osawa en el séptimo asalto.

Marriaga (25-1, 21 KOs) de Arjona, Colombia llega a este combate con 15 nocauts en sus últimas 19 peleas. Su única derrota profesional fue por decisión ante Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters en el 2015 en Nueva York, en un pleito por el campeonato de peso pluma de la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo (AMB). Walters ganó la pelea, pero había perdido el cinturón un día antes del pesaje cuando no dio las 126 libras que son el límite de la división de peso pluma. Desde entonces, Marriaga de 30 años de edad ha ganado cinco peleas seguidas incluyendo dos nocauts en sus últimos dos combates sobre Guy Robb y Eduardo Montoya en peleas por el título pluma de la NABO que lo convirtieron en el primer clasificado de la OMB a finales del año pasado.

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SEVEN-TIME WORLD BOXING CHAMPION MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA CONFIRMED FOR BOX FAN EXPO SATURDAY MAY 6

Apr 18, 2017
 7-TIME WORLD CHAMPION MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA CONFIRMED FOR THIRD EDITION OF BOX FAN EXPO TAKING PLACE ON CINCO DE MAYO WEEKEND, SATURDAY MAY 6, IN LAS VEGAS
Box Fan Expo Brings Ultimate Fan Experience Event To Las Vegas; Brings Fans, Current and Former World Champions and Boxing Industry Leaders Together in One Day Event  
Tickets On-Sale Now at EventBrite  
Las Vegas (April 18, 2017) – Seven-Time World Champion Marco Antonio Barrera has confirmed that he will appear to Meet & Greet his fans at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 3rd edition of Box Fan Expo that will take place Saturday May 6, 2017 during Cinco De Mayo weekend. The Boxing Expo will also coincide with the mega fight between Canelo Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez jr, that will take place later that evening.
Barrera will appear for the first time at this years’ Expo at the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame booth and will be joined by other top fighters, legends and boxing celebrities that will be signing gloves, photos and merchandise.  
Barrera is a Mexican former professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2011. He held multiple world championships in three weight classes, including the WBO super bantamweight title three times from 1995 to 2001; the WBC super featherweight title from 2004 to 2007; and the IBF super featherweight title from 2005 to 2006. Additionally, he held the IBO featherweight title in 2001; the lineal featherweight title from 2001 to 2003; and the Ring magazine featherweight title from 2002 to 2003.  
Barrera is well known for his trilogy with fellow Mexican legend Erik Morales, as well as his duology with Manny Pacquiao, and rivalry with Juan Manuel Marquez. ESPN ranked Barrera as number 43 on their list of the 50 greatest boxers of all time.
Barrera joins, NVBHOF, Yuriorkis Gamboa, Al Bernstein, Thomas Hearns, Kronk Boxing, WBC, Christy Martin, Mia St.John, Fernando Vargas and Joel Casamayor among early commitments to this year’s Box Fan Expo.
Box Fan Expo has been a huge success with fans and boxing industry people. Many boxing stars have attended the last two Expo’s such as Mike Tyson, Roberto Duran, Tommy Hearns, Roy Jones Jr., Sergio Martinez, Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia, Tim Bradley, Deontay Wilder, Amir Khan, Shawn Porter, Fernando Vargas, Zab Judah, James Toney, Vinny Pazienza, Mikey Garcia , Mia St.Johns, Leo Santa Cruz, Badou Jack, Terry Norris , Riddick Bowe , Earnie Shavers, Leon Spinks and many more…
Exhibitors such as boxing gear, apparel, new equipments, energy drinks, alcohol, 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, media and the boxing industry.
Tickets to the Box Fan Expo are available online at:
http://www.boxfanexpo.eventbrite.com 
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 at their booth. On Site, fans will experience different activities from Autograph Sessions, Photo Sessions, FaceOff with your favorite boxers, as well as a chance to purchase merchandise and memorabilia from their booth, plus so much more… you won’t want to miss this must-attend Expo!
Box Fan Expo will also feature top boxing organizations, promoters, ring card girls, famous trainers and commentators as well as boxing gear companies “ALL UNDER ONE ROOF”.
Throughout the next 3 weeks leading up to the Event, there will be weekly updates on the many stars that will commit their appearance at the Boxing Expo. And for anyone in the Boxing industry or other Exhibitors (non-industry), who would like more information on sponsorships opportunities or reserve a Booth, contact Box Fan Expo:
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SHOWTIME Boxing Unveils Robust Schedule Anchored By Heavyweight Blockbuster Event

Apr 18, 2017

SHOWTIME Boxing Unveils Robust Schedule Anchored By Heavyweight Blockbuster Event

SHOWTIME SPORTS® UNVEILS FULL SPRING BOXING SCHEDULE, HEADLINED BY LIVE TELECAST OF HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT: JOSHUA vs. KLITSCHKO

SHOWTIME® To Present Seven World Championship Fights Across Seven Live Telecasts In Eight Weeks

 

Video/Graphic Credit: SHOWTIME

Watch Joshua-Klitschko launch spot:  http://s.sho.com/2ouhMgN

 

NEW YORK (April 17, 2017) – SHOWTIME Sports has unveiled the network’s complete spring 2017 boxing schedule following today’s earlier announcement that the heavyweight boxing event of the year will be televised live on SHOWTIME.  The stacked lineup includes seven world championship fights across eight live boxing telecasts over an eight-week span.

 

On Saturday, April 29, Anthony Joshua will face Wladimir Klitschko in the most significant heavyweight world championship fight in more than a decade.  The event will air live on SHOWTIME at 4:15 p.m. ET/1:15 p.m. PT from a sold-out Wembley Stadium, where a record crowd of more than 90,000 spectators is expected.

 

Also announced today, SHOWTIME and Premier Boxing Champions will present the rematch between WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Adonis Stevenson and Andrzej Fonfara on Saturday, June 3.  This bout is an encore of a 2014 action-packed fight in which Stevenson edged Fonfara to defend his 175-pound crown.

 

The SHOWTIME boxing lineup also includes two significant welterweight bouts with world title implications: Andre Berto vs. Shawn Porter (April 22) and Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence Jr. (May 27).  Both events are presented in association with Premier Boxing Champions.  The April 22 Berto vs. Porter event will feature an anticipated 154-pound world title fight between Jermell Charlo and Charles Hatley as well as world champion Amanda Serrano attempting to become the first woman—and first fighter of Puerto Rican decent—to win a world title in five different weight classes.

 

On Saturday, May 20, SHOWTIME will present a unique twin-bill of world championship fights.  First, boxing’s hottest young star, newly minted world champion Gervonta Davis, will make his first world title defense against Liam Walsh from London.  Later that evening, featherweight world champion Gary Russell Jr. and former world champion Andre Dirrell will be featured in separate bouts.  Start times for both live telecasts are to be determined.

 

In all, SHOWTIME Sports will present one live SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL telecast, one live ShoBox: The New Generation telecast, and five SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecasts, all free to network subscribers.  Plus, SHOWTIME is in the early stages of planning for the return of four-division world champion Adrien Broner and undefeated star Mikey Garcia in separate events this summer.

 

The spring lineup complements the network’s robust 2017 boxing schedule.  In the first 10 weeks of the year, SHOWTIME Sports presented eight world championship fights, including two world title unification bouts (Jack vs. DeGale and Thurman vs. Garcia, SHOWTIME Boxing on CBS), two world title rematches (Frampton vs. Santa Cruz II and Linares vs. Crolla II), the live-stream of the first-ever boxing event on Twitter (Broner vs. Granados), the resurgence of women’s boxing (Serrano vs. Rivas) and the first women’s boxing main event in premium television history (Shields vs. Szabados).

 

“SHOWTIME continues its unrivaled commitment to the sport.  There simply is no other network in boxing delivering world-class events on a consistent basis,” said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President & General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports.

 

“Our 2017 schedule already includes some 17 live boxing telecasts, 15 world championship fights, with the top-rated fighters squaring off in boxing’s deepest weight divisions.  We continue to break the glass ceiling on women’s boxing, deliver the biggest bouts from overseas and see champions take on champions to unify divisions.  We are proud to be re-shaping the boxing landscape both in and out of the ring.”

 

See below for the SHOWTIME boxing spring calendar.  This is the network’s third major boxing schedule announcement of the past 13 months.

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MATCHROOM SPORT AND KLITSCHKO MANAGEMENT GROUP INK DEAL FOR U.S. TELEVISION RIGHTS TO HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BLOCKBUSTER EVENT: ANTHONY JOSHUA vs. WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO

Apr 17, 2017

MATCHROOM SPORT AND KLITSCHKO MANAGEMENT GROUP INK DEAL FOR U.S. TELEVISION RIGHTS TO HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BLOCKBUSTER EVENT: ANTHONY JOSHUA vs. WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO

 

American Premium Television Giants SHOWTIME and HBO To Produce Separate Telecasts on Saturday, April 29 From London’s Wembley Stadium

 

SHOWTIME Live at 4:15 p.m. ET/1:15 p.m. PT;

HBO Telecast in Primetime at approx. 10:45 p.m. ET/PT

hoto Credit: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

 

LONDON (April 17, 2017) – Matchroom Sport, Klitschko Management Group (KMG) and K2 Promotions have reached agreement with U.S. premium television giants Showtime and HBO to televise the most significant heavyweight world championship match in more than a decade.  On Saturday, April 29, IBF Heavyweight World Champion Anthony Joshua will face former unified world champion Wladimir Klitschko from a sold-out Wembley Stadium in London.

 

Showtime is the exclusive U.S. television partner of Joshua, while HBO has an exclusive agreement with Klitschko in the States.  Each premium network will produce its own separate telecast of the main event match for the U.S. audience.  SHOWTIME will televise its SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING presentation live at 4:15 p.m. ET/1:15 p.m. PT, while HBO will televise its WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING production at approximately 10:45 p.m. ET/PT.

 

Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) and Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) will meet for Joshua’s IBF World Championship and the vacant IBO and WBA World Championships.  The British sensation Joshua has knocked out all 18 of his professional opponents in a meteoric rise to stardom, while the long-reigning world champion from Ukraine, Klitschko, aims to win back titles he previously held in his 11-year rule as heavyweight world champion.  Joshua vs. Klitschko is promoted by Matchroom Boxing, KMG and K2 Promotions and has officially sold out Wembley Stadium with a record-setting 90,000 tickets sold.

 

“I’m extremely happy and thankful that our respective U.S. TV partners Showtime and HBO reached an agreement,” said Bernd Boente, Managing Director of Klitschko Management Group.  “This happened before in the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao and the Lewis vs. Tyson fights and shows you the magnitude of our event at Wembley Stadium on April 29.”

 

“I’m delighted to announce this historic deal that will see Britain’s biggest ever fight shown on both HBO and SHOWTIME in the U.S.,” said Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport.  “It takes a special fight to break down barriers and boundaries but also networks and executives who believe in working with the best interest of fight fans in mind. With the obstacles in place it would have been any easy resolution to not air the fight in the States but I want to thank HBO and Showtime for their perseverance and allowing America to see one hell of a fight at our national stadium in front on 90,000 passionate fans.  Joshua vs. Klitschko is a fight for the ages and we look forward to the show!”

 

“We are thrilled to be delivering Joshua vs. Klitschko to the U.S. audience live on SHOWTIME,” said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports.  “On the afternoon of April 29, U.S. sports fans will be able to tune in to SHOWTIME to join a record-breaking crowd of 90,000 at Wembley Stadium and a worldwide television audience in witnessing an event that represents not only the contesting of the heavyweight world championship, but potentially the changing of the guard in the most influential division in boxing.  We are proud to be Anthony Joshua’s exclusive U.S. television partner as he attempts to establish his legacy against the legendary Wladimir Klitschko, live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, as Showtime continues its unrivaled commitment to the sport.”

 

Said Peter Nelson, executive vice president, HBO Sports: “Both promoters and both networks have found a solution that enables boxing fans in the U.S. to watch the world heavyweight championship. This agreement ensures that our subscribers have access to same-day primetime coverage of the fight. It will mark Wladimir Klitschko’s 22nd appearance on HBO and the first for Anthony Joshua.”

 

The 27-year-old Joshua has been perfect since turning professional shortly after winning Gold at the 2012 Olympics for Great Britain.  Joshua, of Watford, England, won the IBF Heavyweight World Championship with a second-round knockout of defending champion Charles Martin in April 2016, earning a heavyweight belt in the fewest number of fights in more than 20 years.  He has since successfully defended the title twice—against Dominic Breazeale in June and Eric Molina in December.

 

Joshua is just the sixth Olympic Gold Medalist at super heavyweight to go on to win a professional heavyweight world title, joining Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Lennox Lewis, Alexander Povetkin and his rival on April 29, Wladimir Klitschko.

 

HBO has been the long-time home of Klitschko’s professional boxing career in the States.  The 41-year-old has been a kingpin in the heavyweight division since winning Gold at the 1996 Olympic Games.   He turned pro shortly after the Atlanta games and ran an undefeated campaign for 24 fights before suffering his first defeat to experienced veteran Ross Puritty.  Klitschko quickly rebounded by winning 10 in a row and captured his first world title (WBO) with a unanimous decision victory over Chris Byrd in 2000, a win which avenged a loss by his brother, Vitali, earlier that year.

 

Klitschko’s most recent reign at heavyweight began in 2006 when he captured the IBF and IBO belts via knockout in a rematch against Chris Byrd.  He went on to make 17 consecutive defenses of the IBF and IBO crowns, 13 consecutive defenses of the WBO belt, and eight consecutive defenses of the WBA title.  Along the way, he amassed victories over Sultan Ibragimov, Hasim Rahman, Ruslan Chagaev, David Haye, Samuel Peter, Alexander Povetkin, Kubrat Pulev and more.  In total he has fought in 28 total world title fights – a unique record in the history of the heavyweight division – compared to just 18 total professional fights for Anthony Joshua.  He was the longest reigning world champion (2006-2015) after Joe Louis.

 

This will be Klitschko’s first outing since losing the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO titles to Tyson Fury in 2015, his first defeat in 11 years

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Barrera Stops Parker: Results from Mohegan Su

Apr 17, 2017

Sullivan Barrera Stops Paul Parker in an Action-Packed Light Heavyweight Showdown Live on
HBO Latino Boxin

Barrera and Parker
Photo Credits: Ray Bailey/Main Events
Photos-Credit Ray Bailey/Main Events
Uncasville, CT:  The Mohegan Sun’s Rising Stars Boxing Series teamed up with HBO Latino for another exciting night of boxing at the Uncas Ballroom at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino. The stacked undercard of international and local prospects was the perfect lead-in to the exciting televised event on HBO Latino.
In the first fight of the evening, Kazakhstan middleweight Meiirim “The Sultan” Nursultanov (2-0, 1 KO) stopped Javier Olvera (1-1, 1 KO) of Mexico in the second round. This was Nursultantov’s first appearance in the Mohegan Sun’s Rising Stars Boxing Series.
The next fight featured former kickboxer Enriko Gogokhia (4-0, 2 KOs) of Georgia (country) against Bryan Goldsby (4-3) of Macon Georgia. Gogokhia appeared on the Rising Stars’ premiere back in November 2016. Goldsby quit on the stool after only two rounds with Gogokhia.
Madiyar Ashkeyev
Photo Credits: Ray Bailey/Main Events
Junior middleweights Madiyar Ashkeyev of Kazakhstan (8-0, 4 KOs) and Brooklyn native Shawn Cameron (10-3, 5 KOs) were set to square off for eight rounds of action. Ashkeyev suffered a cut over his right eye in the first round. The injury did not affect his precision. He continued to connect his vicious combination attacks on Cameron. Shawn managed to hang in against the always-tough Ashkeyev until 1:06 of the seventh in a gutty and gritty performance but the referee called a halt to the action.
Goode and Chaney
Photo Credits: Cassius Chaney/Main Events

The only fight on the undercard to go the distance was the eight-round heavyweight battle between local sensation Cassius Chaney (10-0, 5 KOs) and Detroit, MI native Juan Goode (8-5, 6 KOs). All three judges scored the bout 59-55 in the lopsided unanimous decision for Chaney. After the fight, Chaney said, “Goode was a tough opponent. He has never been knocked out. I was hoping to be the first.”

The HBO Latino telecast began with the ten-round middleweight contest between St. Louis’ own Vaughn Alexander (8-0, 5 KOs) and Andres Calixto (14-4, 9 KOs) of Mexico. This was the first ten-round fight for Alexander, who accepted the additional rounds on just a few days’ notice when the original co-feature fell out due to illness. The fight was exciting from bell-to-bell. The referee deducted a point from Calixto in the tenth round for holding and hitting. It was Andres’ third offense. Vaughn secured the unanimous decision victory with the judges scoring the contest 100-89 and 99-90 (2).

Alexander and Calixto
Photo Credits: Ray Bailey/Main Events

After the fight, Alexander said, “It was a great experience for me. My first time going 10 rounds. I went in with a clear mind. I got the job done. Going back to the gym, I know what to expect now.”

The main event featured a brawl between Sullivan Barrera (19-1, 14 KOs) and Paul “Pay Per View” Parker (8-2, 4 KOs). The fight started off with both fighters trading shots and feeling each other out. Then Parker took five minutes to recover from a head butt and Barrera immediately knocked him down at the start of the next round. Parker managed to get back up and Barrera suffered a head butt shortly after. Barrera took just a moment to recover then came out with a vengeance and knocked down Parker. Within seconds of Parker getting up from the knockdown, the referee stopped the fight and Parker’s night was done at 2:08 of the fifth round.

An elated Sullivan said about his performance, “I feel great. Paul Parker is a great boxer but the only time he hurt me was with the head butt. I guess what happened with the head butt and everything, finally in the fifth round I was able to hit him as I wanted and everything went exactly the way I wanted it to. I am ready for the next level!”
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CHARLES HUERTA GETS KNOCK OUT VICTORY OVER IVAN “STRIKER” DELGADO AT SOLD OUT LA FIGHT CLUB

Apr 17, 2017
CHARLES HUERTA GETS KNOCK OUT VICTORY OVER IVAN “STRIKER” DELGADO AT SOLD OUT LA FIGHT CLUB 
 
JONATHAN “THUNDER” NAVARRO MAINTAINS PERFECT RECORD IN KNOCKOUT VICTORY IN CO-MAIN EVENT LIVE ON ESTRELLA TV
(Left to Right: Charles Huerta lands a body shot on Ivan “Striker” Delgado that led him to a third round knock out victory.)
 
Photo Credit: Lina Baker/ See You Ringside Photography    
 
LOS ANGELES (April 14, 2017)  Charles Huerta (19-5, 12 KOs) obtained the knock out victory in LA FIGHT CLUB‘s sold out event going head to head with South Central’s Ivan “Striker” Delgado (11-1-1, 4 KOs) in the main event at the Belasco Theater that was televised live nationally on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar. The action was hot, both fighters feeling the urgency to get the win. Delgado went down at the beginning of the third round after being on the receiving end of a powerful shot to the body, and attempted to carry on. Huerta came forward even stronger,  and the referee ultimately stopped the match giving him the victory at the 3:36 mark of the third round.
“He was a tough fighter, but I knew I had to stick to the jab,” said Huerta. “As the fight went on, I was seeing everything he was giving me and after the second round when I went back to my corner, I told my dad, ‘I got him.’ Coming into this fight I knew my experience was key, and that is what I was able to show.”
In the crowd at the sold out Belasco Theater, guests included NBA star Metta World Peace, NABF Middleweight Champion Jason “El Animal” Quigley, NABA Middleweight Champion Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez, NABA Super Featherweight Champion Carlos “The Solution” Morales, Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete, Luis Coria, former Mexican Olympian Raul “Cugar” Curiel, Joshua Franco, Hector “Finito” Tanajara, Jr., and Ryan Garcia.
 
In the Boxeo Estelar co-main event, Jonathan “Thunder” Navarro (9-0, 6 KOs) defeated Chula Vista’s Joan Valenzuela (4-8-1, 4 KOs) in round five of the scheduled six round super welterweight bout. Valenzuela went down with a powerful body shot during the fifth round, and by the 2:21 mark, the referee stopped the fight awarding Navarro the technical knockout victory.
“It’s been a while since I’ve had a knock out, so it feels great to end on that note,” said Navarro. “Valenzuela kept taunting me during the first two rounds, but I adjusted myself to his style by the third round and was able to start landing my shots to the body. I’m really proud of my performance, and I can’t wait to get back into the ring.”
Making his debut as an official Golden Boy fighter, Manny “Chato” Robles, Jr. (12-0, 4 KOs) opened up the Estrella TV Boxeo Estelar telecast against Durango, Mex.’s Antonio “Chore” Martinez (6-9, 5 KOs) in a six round featherweight fight. In a fight that went the distance, Martinez received a cut over his right eye during the third round. The judges scored the fight 60-54, 60-54 and 59-55, awarding the unanimous decision victory to Robles, Jr.
“I’m happy to be back at a Golden Boy event, and I’m glad I got this first fight with them out of the way,” said Robles, Jr. “The plan was to go to the body, and try to hurt him there. I still have a lot to work on, and when I go back to the gym I’ll be working on everything.”
As part of the live stream tonight, LA FIGHT CLUB regular Pablo “The Shark” Rubio, Jr. (9-0, 3 KOs) went the distance against Mexico City’s AngelMaikol” Aguilar (8-12, 1 KO) in a six round super featherweight fight. Aguilar landed a number of power shots throughout the bout, nabbing Rubio, Jr. at the body. However, “The Shark” responded to Aguilar pressing forward by landing his jab and power combinations. All three judges scored the bout unanimously at 59-55, allowing Rubio, Jr. to maintain his undefeated status.
“Every time I would try to press forward and land my combinations, he would just run away,” said Rubio, Jr. “He brought in a lot of ring experience, and he caught me off guard with some of his punches. My dad and I came in with a game plan to win, and that’s what helped us secure the victory.”
Adding another knock out win to his clean record, the undefeated Edgar “Kid Neza” Valerio (10-0, 6 KOs) faced up against Juarez, Mex.’s Francisco “Panchito” Dominguez (8-12, 2 KOs). During the first round, the referee had to call time out due to a low blow to the mid-section landed by Dominguez. Angered by the punch, “Kid Neza” entered the second round with a vengeance, .ultimately knocking out Dominguez with a left hook to the temple in the last seconds of the round.
“My dad and I plan for everything, it’s just a matter of timing,” said Edgar Valerio. “I feel good about the win, but like how all fighters say, I’m just ready for the next win.”
 
Delgado vs. Huerta was an eight-round super featherweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by “Tecate, BORN BOLD,” Casa Mexico Tequila, and Adriana’s Insurance. Mark your calendars and buy your tickets for the upcoming shows on June 2, and July 14.
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OSCAR VALDEZ LISTO PARA EXPONER SU CAMPEONATO MUNDIAL EL PROXIMO SABADO

Apr 17, 2017

OSCAR VALDEZ LISTO PARA EXPONER

SU CAMPEONATO MUNDIAL EL PROXIMO SABADO

22 DE ABRIL EN EL STUBHUB CENTER DE CARSON

 

            LOS ANGELES, California — El campeón mundial invicto de peso pluma de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) el mexicano Oscar Valdez quien expondrá su corona ante el clasificado número uno Miguel “Escorpión” Marriaga de Colombia el próximo 22 de Abril en una función de pago por evento que transmitirá Top Rank y que se realizará en el StubHub Center de Carson, California se declaró listo para lo que será su segunda defensa titular durante un entrenamiento para la prensa local.

“Estoy muy entusiasmo para esta pelea porque es en un gran escenario y ante un rival muy fuerte. Sé que la pelea es muy dura y por eso hicimos un trabajo muy fuerte y vamos estar bien preparados para el sábado 22 de abril”, dijo Valdez.

En la misma función, los campeones invictos de la OMB, Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramírez (34-0, 24 KOs) de Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México monarca súper mediano y Jessie Magdaleno (24-0, 17 KOs) monarca súper gallo expondrán sus coronas ante Max “Tigre” Burak (33-4-1, 15 KOs) de Kiev, Ucrania y Adeilson Dos Santos (18-2, 14 KOs) de Brasil, respetivamente y también marcará el debut del medallista Olímpico de plata de los Estados Unidos Shakur Stevenson, quien peleará a seis rounds en peso pluma.

“Sé que tengo una gran responsabilidad en esta función, pues voy en la pelea estelar y quiero darle a la afición una gran pelea. Voy a tener que dejar todo en el ring y espero brindarle a un pelea memorable a los aficionados que este en el StubHub y a los que la vea por televisión”, afirmo Valdez.

La función es una promoción de Top Rank en asociación con All Star Boxing, Zapari Boxing y Antonio Leonard Production que será producida y distribuida por Top Rank Pay-Per-View comenzando a las 9:00 p.m. (Este)/6:00 p.m. (Pacífico).

Los boletos para esta magna cartelera están a la venta y tienen un costo de $128.50, $77.50, $52.00 y $36.70, y pueden ser adquiridos en el Internet en AXS.com, por teléfono marcando el (888) 9AXS-TIX y en las taquillas del StubHub Center.

Los seis púgiles en las tres peleas de campeonatos mundiales tienen un récord combinado de 156-7-1 con un promedio de victorias de 95% y de 71% por nocaut.

“Como siempre mi equipo de trabajo me ayudo a conseguir la mejor preparación posible. Es un pelea donde tengo que utilizar mi inteligencia y demostrar a todos que estoy en el elite de mi categoría”, dijo Valdez.

“Sé que Mariaga está preparándose con todo para ganarme y quiere lo que yo tengo, pero yo no pienso dejar mi cinturón tan fácil y voy a defenderlo con todo” agrego Valdez.

Por su parte Magdaleno comento:

“Cuando uno gana el campeonato mundial es como tener un blanco en la espalda, todos los retadores quieren el cinturón. Sé que Dos Santos están en Las Vegas haciendo una gran preparación, pero no importa yo sé que mi estilo es muy difícil y saldré con mi cinturón el próximo 22 de abril”.

Ramírez quien tiene más de un año sin pelear, dijo:

“Ya estoy totalmente recuperado y estoy ansioso de subir al ring y darle una gran pelea a mis seguidores”.

Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs) de Nogales, Sonora, México, es el único boxeador mexicano en clasificar a los Juegos Olímpicos en dos diferentes ocasiones –en el 2008 y 2012 – es considerado uno de los más brillantes boxeadores en el mundo y el rostro de la nueva generación del boxeo. El sonorense estará haciendo la segunda exposición del cinturón pluma de la OMB que conquistó el 23 de julio del 2016 en Las Vegas cuando noqueó en el segundo asalto al argentino Matías Rueda quien llegó con 10 nocauts a esa pelea y como el segundo clasificado mundial de la OMB. Valdez de 26 años de edad inicio su 2016 con un espectacular nocaut en el cuarto asalto sobre el ex campeón mundial pluma de la Federación Mundial de Boxeo (FIB) Evgany Gradovich el 9 de abril en Las Vegas en la función en la cual Manny Pacquiao enfrentó a Tim Bradley por tercera vez. Fue la primera vez que Gradovich fue noqueado en su carrera.

            En su más reciente actuación el pasado 5 de noviembre en Las Vegas, el mexicano retuvo su corona con un fulminante nocaut sobre el primer clasificado mundial de la OMB Hiroshige Osawa en el séptimo asalto.

Marriaga (25-1, 21 KOs) de Arjona, Colombia llega a este combate con 15 nocauts en sus últimas 19 peleas. Su única derrota profesional fue por decisión ante Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters en el 2015 en Nueva York, en un pleito por el campeonato de peso pluma de la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo (AMB). Walters ganó la pelea, pero había perdido el cinturón un día antes del pesaje cuando no dio las 126 libras que son el límite de la división de peso pluma. Desde entonces, Marriaga de 30 años de edad ha ganado cinco peleas seguidas incluyendo dos nocauts en sus últimos dos combates sobre Guy Robb y Eduardo Montoya en peleas por el título pluma de la NABO que lo convirtieron en el primer clasificado de la OMB a finales del año pasado.

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FOTOS: MIKEY WILLIAMS/ TOP RANK INC

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