OSCAR NEGRETE OVERPOWERS SERGIO FRIAS TO TAKE HOME NABF BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BELT ON GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN

Jul 3, 2017 0
OSCAR NEGRETE OVERPOWERS SERGIO FRIAS TO TAKE HOME NABF BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BELT ON GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN
 
RYAN MARTIN OUTCLASSES PUERTO RICAN MARCOS JIMENEZ IN CO-MAIN EVENT AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO
(Left to Right: Sergio Frias and Oscar Negrete battled for eight-rounds in the main event on Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN before Negrete was awarded the technical knockout victory at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.)
 
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan Photography/Golden Boy Promotions
 
INDIO, Calif. (June 30, 2017) In one of his best performances yet, the still undefeated and newly crowned NABF Bantamweight Champion Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (17-0, 7 KOs) overpowered the rugged and resilient Sergio “Frio” Frias (18-7-2, 9 KOs) with a technical knockout victory in the main event on Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN live from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
“I want Caballero next,” said Negrete, calling out Randy  “El Matador” Caballero who was scheduled to fight in the main event originally. “Tonight with Sergio Frias, I knew I was winning the fight; it was more of waiting for either the knock out to come about or get the unanimous decision. I felt like my jabs were the most effective, because after watching his fight against Archinean, our team noticed that he didn’t move his head a lot. There’s a couple more of these belts that I need to add to my career.”
 
“El Jaguar” was focused and in control of the fight, catching Frias on the ropes in several stand and deliver exchanges attacking the body consistently. In the last couple of rounds, Frias attempted to claw his way back, nailing Negrete with a couple of uppercuts that stunned “El Jaguar”. It was a heavy exchange in the eighth round that cause Frias to become unstable, and before the ninth round could commence, Frias’s corner called the fight, awarding the technical knockout win to Negrete.
A slew of VIPs attended the card, which marked the 50th show that Golden Boy Promotions has put on at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino including former IBF and WBO Featherweight Champion, Mexican actor and circus performer Jorge “El Maromero” Paez, NABF Featherweight Champion Joseph “Jojo” Diaz, Jr., Antonio “Relentless” Orozco, Jesus “El Renuente” Soto Karass, Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera, and Vyacheslav “Lion Heart” Shabranskyy.
In the co-main event, super lightweight contender Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin (19-0, 11 KOs) of Chattanooga, Tennessee participated in a 10-round slugfest against Marcos “El Tigre” Jimenez (22-8, 15 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The two fighters went toe-to-toe with each other, however Martin managed to outclass his opponent.
“He was a tough, very defensive fighter,” said Ryan Martin. “It was hard for me to get him to open up because he would only throw a shot once he knew he could land it clean. This was my first time going the full 10 rounds, and by the eight, I was like ‘darn, he’s still standing?!’ Overall, I felt that I could be more consistent with my style, and I wish I would have listened to my coaches more while I was in the ring, but I am satisfied with my performance and despite not getting the knock out, I’m glad that I got the win.”
Heavy-handed Genaro “El Conde” Gamez (5-0, 4 KOs) from San Diego, Calif. demolished Devon Jones (2-5, 1 KO) of Fairfield, Calif. in a scheduled four-round match-up of lightweights that only made it to the 1:04 mark of the first round. “El Conde” handled his business with two knockdowns: the first with a left hook, the second a finishing blow of an overhand right.
“We were the swing bout, so I tried to send everyone home as early as I could,” said Genaro Gamez. “Of course I’m so excited for this win, I’m trying to keep my knock out streak alive.”
Retaining his unblemished record and champion title, WBC Youth Super Featherweight Champion Lamont Roach, Jr. (14-0, 5 KOs) dazzled the crowd with his skills in the ring against Sonora, Mexico’s Jesus “Chuito” Valdez (20-3-1, 9 KOs) for their 10-round super featherweight bout. Valdez landed impressive uppercuts that sent the crowd gushing for more, however Roach, Jr. went straight to the body, and worked-in his swift power combinations. In the last round, Roach gave a beating to Valdez, chipping away at him with consecutive blows to the head, leaving the resilient Mexican unbalanced. The judges scored the bout unanimously in favor of Roach, Jr. with scores of 100-90, 98-92, and 97-93.
“The icing on the cake would have been if I could have knocked him out, so I feel like this was an okay performance,” said Lamont Roach, Jr. “He was a tough opponent, and he was able to catch me a couple of times.”
Welterweight KeAndre “The Truth” Gibson (17-1-1, 7 KOs) made a comeback from the first loss of his career taking on Zurich, Switzerland’s Dennis “Dennis the Menace” Dauti (14-3, 7 KOs) in eight-rounds of non-stop action. The hungry fighters both pressed on aggressively, engaging in heavy exchanges, however “The Truth” was always a step ahead, utilizing his height and reach to his advantage. Dauti was unable to properly adjust to Gibson’s style, but nevertheless, was able to step into moments of dangerous exchanges. The judges scored the bout at 80-72, 79-73, 77-75, awarding the unanimous decision to Gibson.
“This fight gives me a confidence boost,” said KeAndre Gibson. “Most fighters who come from overseas are pretty awkward in their styles, and he was no exception – he had strange head and shoulder movements that could have become accidental head-butts. I just want to be able to get those tough fights, so I think this puts me back in there.”
Hot off his professional debut, Luis Feliciano (2-0) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and fighting out of Rancho Cucamonga impressed the crowd with his easy conquest over Baltazar Ramirez (3-3, 3 KOs) of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. In the six-round super lightweight bout, Feliciano displayed his growing ring generalship, preventing Ramirez from landing any significant punches with his effective counter punching. All three judges scored the bout accordingly with scores of 60-54.
“I feel like we came in and we executed the game plan just how we had trained,” said Luis Feliciano. “I wasn’t sure what type of fighter we were getting, and once you’re in the ring styles change. He was a tough guy, and he took a lot of my punches.”
Opening up the card, Philadelphia’s Damon “No Smilin” Allen (12-0-1, 5 KOs) battled ring veteran Gamaliel “El Platanito” Diaz (40-17-3, 19 KOs) in a scheduled eight-round super lightweight match that made it to the sixth round. Allen showed growth from his previous fights, forcing Diaz to taste the mat various times throughout the bout. The doctors called the fight during the sixth round, due to an accidental head-butt, forcing the judges to go to the cards. The scores were 57-56 for Diaz, 58-55 for Allen, and 57-56 for Allen, awarding “No Smilin” the split decision victory.
“I don’t know if it was actually a head butt that he got from me, I just remember going off on him and unleashing my punches,” said Damon Allen. “It doesn’t matter if it was a split decision or if it would have ended unanimously – I was going to win regardless. I love taking on veteran fighters for this reason. I feel that I learn a lot about my skills and how to improve for the better.”
Negrete vs. Frias was a 10-round battle for the vacant NABF Bantamweight title presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event was sponsored by Tecate, Born BOLD and Hennessey, Never Stop, Never Settle.
For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com and http://www.espn.com/boxing/; follow on Twitter @GoldenBoyBoxing, @OscarDeLaHoya, @ESPN, and @ESPNBoxeo; become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing; and follow on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing and @OscarDeLaHoya. Follow the conversation using #GBPonESPN.
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DANA WHITE ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF SNOOP DOGG TO DANA WHITE’S TUESDAY NIGHT CONTENDER SERIES

Jul 3, 2017 0

DANA WHITE ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF SNOOP DOGG TO DANA WHITE’S TUESDAY NIGHT CONTENDER SERIES FOR GROUNDBREAKING “SNOOPCAST” BROADCAST FEATURE

 

JOINING SNOOP ON THE SNOOPCAST FEED WILL BE RECENTLY NAMED UFC HALL OF FAMER URIJAH FABER

 

Las Vegas, Nevada – Dana White announced today that the entertainment icon Snoop Dogg will be joining the broadcast every week for Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series shown live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®.  Featuring on “SnoopCast,” Snoop will bring his irreverent humor and freestyle commentary to the action.  Joining him on SnoopCast will be newly minted UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber, a UFC/WEC veteran of over 40 professional fights, who rounds out what is  sure to be the most anticipated new commentary team in sports.

 

Available as a secondary audio feed to the primary broadcast team, SnoopCast will provide an experience that allows subscribers to toggle between both streams in real time. Additionally, viewers will have the opportunity to see Snoop and Faber via picture in picture technology throughout the fights, giving fans a chance to get even closer to the action.   This groundbreaking feature will serve as a compliment to a traditional play by play team broadcasting through the main feed of FIGHT PASS.

 

“I’m a big fan of UFC and looking forward to joining the team to bring my unique take on all the action,” Snoop Dogg said.  “Ya’ll in for a brand new experience with Dogg on the mic.”

 

“I can’t wait to call fights with the Cali legend Snoop Dogg,” UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber said.  “Snoop is on another level.  Hope he brings the gin because I’ll bring the juice, laid back.”

 

“Snoop and I have wanted to do something together for a long time,” UFC President Dana White said.  “He’s a huge fight fan and wanted to call fights.  This is a fun opportunity for fans to opt into SnoopCast and hear his take along with Urijah Faber on how the fights are going.”

 

Fans were delighted back in April when Snoop lent his insights to highlights of UFC 210 headliners Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson.  Revisit those hilarious clips to get a sense of what SnoopCast will bring on a weekly basis:  Daniel Cormier & Anthony Johnson

 

July 11 sees the highly anticipated debut of the exclusive, weekly Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series.  Focused on finding the next generation of UFC talent, Contender Series will give competitors the biggest stage of their lives as they attempt to show they have what it takes to make it onto the UFC roster.

 

For more details on FIGHT PASS’s schedule visit: https://www.ufc.tv/category/fightpass-live-events

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THERE WILL BE BLOOD: MAURICIO HERRERA TO FACE JESUS SOTO KARASS IN MAIN EVENT ON GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN

Jun 30, 2017 0
THERE WILL BE BLOOD: MAURICIO HERRERA TO FACE JESUS SOTO KARASS IN MAIN EVENT ON GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN FROM FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 4
 
HEAVY HITTER VYACHESLAV SHABRANSKYY TO TAKE ON TODD UNTHANK-MAY FOR VACANT WBC USNBC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE IN CO-MAIN EVENT
Tickets on sale soon!
LOS ANGELES (June 30, 2017): SoCal boxing in the desert will sizzle on Friday, August 4, as two of the longest reigning welterweight contenders meet in a true crossroads fight. Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (23-7, 7 KOs) of Riverside, CA and Jesus “El Renuente” Soto Karass (28-11-4, 18 KOs) of Los Mochis, Mexico face each other in a 10-round bout. The August 4 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN will take place at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and will air on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 9 P.M. EST/6 P.M. PST.
Herrera, a former interim WBA World Super Lightweight Champion, was last seen coming off a dominant unanimous decision victory over the rugged Hector “Charro Negro” Velasquez on the inaugural edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN in March. Now, Herrera will take a step closer to title contention territory when he takes on seasoned fight veteran Jesus “Renuente” Soto Karass.
“This is life or death for me, because both Soto Karass and I potentially have our careers on the line in this ‘make or break’ fight,” Herrera said. “In order to catapult myself back to title contention, I know the most important step will be preparing harder than ever to ensure the victory come fight night.”
 
Having fought in back-to-back bloodbaths with Japanese warrior Yoshihiro “El Maestrito” Kamegai, Jesus Soto Karass will be well prepared for the challenge to demonstrate he is still a force to be reckoned with in the welterweight division.
“Mark my words, on August 4, the fans will witness a comeback as they’ve never seen before in the ring. This could be one of my last chances to go all-out in the ring, and I want to be sure it happens in this fight,” said Soto Karass. “I know Herrera has accomplished a lot in his career, but this win means more to me and my legacy.”
The televised co-main event will feature Vyacheslav “Lionheart-Chingonskyy” Shabranskyy (18-1, 15 KOs) of Los Angeles against rising Philly contender Todd “2 Gunz” Unthank-May (10-0-1, 4 KOs) for the vacant WBC USNBC Light Heavyweight Title. Having previously defended the title five times, the crowd can be sure Shabranskyy will be returning to the ring with a vengeance to reclaim what was once his.
 
Herrera vs. Soto Karass, a 10-round welterweight fight, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate “Born BOLD.” and Hennessey, Never Stop, Never Settle. The ESPN and ESPN Deportes coverage begins live from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino at 9:00 p.m. EST/6: 00 p.m. PST, and will stream live on ESPN3 via the ESPN App beginning 7:30 p.m. EST/ 4:30 p.m. PST.
Tickets for the event start at $25 and will be available at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino box office, by calling 1-800-827-2946, or by purchasing online at www.FantasySprings.com.
For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com and http://www.espn.com/boxing/; follow on Twitter @GoldenBoyBoxing, @OscarDeLaHoya, @ESPN, and @ESPNBoxeo; become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing; and follow on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing and @OscarDeLaHoya. Follow the conversation using #GBPonESPN.
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GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN: OSCAR NEGRETE VS. SERGIO FRIAS, JR. OFFICIAL WEIGHTS

Jun 30, 2017 0
OSCAR NEGRETE VS. SERGIO FRIAS, JR.
 
Friday, June 30, 2017
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Indio, CA
 
Tickets still Available! 
 
PHOTO CREDIT: Tom Hogan Photography/Golden Boy Promotions
Please note: All photos are one time editorial use only
Negrete vs. Frias is a 10-round battle for the vacant NABF Bantamweight title presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, Born BOLD and Hennessey, Never Stop, Never Settle. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. PT and the first fight begins at 4:10 p.m. PT. The ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes telecast begins live from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino at 10:00 p.m. ET/7: 00 p.m. PT.  The fights will also stream live on the ESPN app beginning at approximately 8:30 p.m. EST/5:30 p.m. PST.
Tickets for the event start at $25 and will be available at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino box office, by calling 1-800-827-2946, or by purchasing online at www.FantasySprings.com.
For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com and http://www.espn.com/boxing/; follow on Twitter @GoldenBoyBoxing, @OscarDeLaHoya, @ESPN, and @ESPNBoxeo; become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing; and follow on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing and @OscarDeLaHoya. Follow the conversation using #GBPonESPN.
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Pacquaio & Horn Videos Photos & Transcript from Brisbane Australia

Jun 30, 2017 0
MANNY PACQUIAO / JEFF HORN
Q & A TRANSCRIPT
 
Fighters Talk About Biggest Fight
In Australian History
 
Televised Live on ESPN
This Saturday, July 1, at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT 
 
Keep Checking back for updates – Courtesy Top Rank & Duco Events

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Courtesy Duco Events
Fighter of the Decade and reigning WBO welterweight champion MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO, and his opponent, undefeated No. 1 contender JEFF “The Hornet” HORN, hosted a media Q&A on Tuesday in Brisbane, Australia, just days before their historic fight.  They were joined by their respective trainers, Freddie Roach and Glenn Rushton, and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum
Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs), of General Santos City, Philippines, boxing’s only eight-division world champion and the only sitting Senator to capture a world championship belt, and Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs), from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia,, a 2012 Olympian and Pacquiao’s mandatory challenger, collide This Saturday, July 1, at Suncorp Stadium in front of a national record 60,000 fans.  ESPN will televise the Pacquiao-Horn world title tilt and an all-action three-bout undercard, live, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
 
FRED STERNBURG:  The biggest fight in Australian history is just days away.  Fighter of the Decade and Eight Division World Champion Senator Manny Pacquiao will be defending his WBO welterweight title against undefeated and No. 1 mandatory challenger Jeff “The Hornet” Horn.  It is a huge event and it will be televised live to the U.S. on Saturday, July 1, on ESPN, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.  We have both Jeff and Manny on and we will begin with Jeff as well as his trainer/manager Glenn Rushton and his promoter Dean Lonergan.  To set the table, it is a pleasure to introduce Hall of Fame Promoter Bob Arum.
BOB ARUM:  Thank you very much.  We are here is Brisbane and it is approximately 9 am on Wednesday morning and Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles, early Tuesday evening in New York.  There is tremendous excitement for this fight – it is something really special.  The whole country has caught on.  Every newspaper — front page, back page — all over the television, the country has really embraced this event.  The event will be held Sunday afternoon, July 2 in Suncorp Stadium and it will be televised live, including a tremendous three-fight undercard, in the United States by our friends at ESPN.  I am very, very excited about this event between welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn.  It’s is going to be a very, very good battle.  I watched Jeff train – I think he’s up for a performance of his life and you are going to see a great, great fight on Saturday night.
JEFF HORN:  I m feeling very excited and I can’t wait for Sunday to come and I am ready to go to war.
GLENN RUSHTON:  I can’t elaborate too much on the ten-point-plan we developed – it is very much a secret — but we are exceptionally confident that if Jeff follows that ten-point-plan, he will emerge victorious.  He has trained incredibly hard and he is as fit as he has ever been.  He is injury fee.  His jaw is as hard as granite.  His heart is as big as Suncorp Stadium, and he is technically very proficient, so it is going to be one heck of a fight come Saturday night over there (USA) and Sunday  afternoon over here.  I think the crowd is going to be shocked as to how good a fighter Jeff is.  I think some have thought this will be a relatively easy fight for Manny Pacquiao and that certainly won’t be the case.  We are looking forward to the biggest boxing event is Australian history.
What was going through your mind when you heard that this fight would happen, and in your hometown?
JEFF HORN:  Yes, it was very unexpected.  I actually couldn’t believe it when I got it but I was thankful that I got it and I jumped at it and said I’ll do it. I said yes, but then I heard it was going to be at Suncorp, it has been more than my dream come true – a world title shot against Pacquiao in my hometown.
Glenn, could you give me your thoughts on that?  When they called and said Jeff would be fighting Manny Pacquiao?
GLENN RUSHTON:  Actually, it felt true to me – it felt correct.  When we sat down with Dean Lonergan of Duco Events, our promoter, I said, ‘Dean, I envision Jeff Horn fighting at Suncorp Stadium for a world title in front of full house.  That’s my dream.  I envisioned it.”  I said ‘can you see that?’  And he gulped a little bit and said ‘well yes I suppose I could see that,’ so he slowly bought into that dream.  It’s a dream that I have had and it felt right.  It felt like everything deserved to be.  I have always believed this would happen.  We are very pleased with it and looking very much forward to seeing this turn into an historic event.
Jeff, what is the largest crowd you have fought in front of?
JEFF HORN:  The largest crowd I have fought in front of would be about 10,000 – that was on the undercard of Parker-Ruiz last December.  This is next level for sure.
What makes you think that you can beat many Pacquiao?
JEFF HORN:  I think I have a style that Pacquiao has not fought before.  I think he is going to struggle with my style.  I am bigger than him.  He may be faster than me but I am pretty quick as well.  I could hit him with the right shot and nobody knows what could happen.
Do you feel like you are fighting a peak many Pacquiao?
GLENN RUSHTON:  We do believe that Manny Pacquiao is at his peak.  Certainly I do not feel he is far off his peak – he is fairly close – he did a terrific job against Jessie Vargas – he was incredibly sharp there – he was picking him off very well.  He did not look like a 38-year-old man, that’s for sure.  He looked very, very good against Tim Bradley and very sharp as well, so if he has fallen from his peak, he has come from such a hard place, he has fallen very slightly, he is still far better than his opposition.  We are looking to fight the best Manny Pacquiao.  We are not looking to fight someone that is past his prime – we are not thinking that way at all – that would be very foolish.  We are preparing to fight the Manny Pacquiao that Freddie Roach has been saying in his training has been looking sharp and knocking people down in sparring and so forth.  So we are here to fight Manny Pacquiao at his best and we are going to bring our own game and there will be no excuses – just two great warriors out there and we are looking forward to this amazing contest.
JEFF HORN:  I think Manny has looked good in his last couple of fights, he probably doesn’t pull the trigger a little bit when he had the chance.  Look, he is still a super fast fighter that has easily taken apart his last few opponents.  I don’t know if he has a knockout in him but who knows?  I will finally find out though.
Jeff – who do you think is the toughest opponent you have fought thus far?
JEFF HORN:  That’s a hard one.  I have fought a lot of tough guys.  Randall Bailey was certainly the hardest puncher I have ever fought – for sure the hardest puncher.  I have fought a lot of tough guys – they have all been really strong.  Rico Mueller was very strong.  Even Ben Rabeh was a really tough fighter.  I could name a heap of my past fights that were tough.
How much of a step up do you think this is from past opponents?
JEFF HORN:  Yes this is definitely jumping a few steps at a time.  I have fought some tough guys – some high-level competition, but Manny Pacquiao has that legendary status.
GLENN RUSHTON:  It is a step up but you’ve got to understand we can only fight the toughest guys we can get hold of.  I spoke to Duco’s matchmaker and I said “Jeff is legit and I want to go up against world-class opponents’ and this is the last ten, they have all been world-ranked.  They all had at least 20 fights under their belt and they must have at least a 90% win record.  The matchmaker thought I was crazy he said most trainers don’t want to fight anyone that’s got a pulse and you want to fight all of these really tough guys.  I said there is a reason for that I’m trying to put Jeff up against as tough an opponent as I can so I can harden him for days when we get an opportunity against a Manny Pacquiao.  I want him to be ready to fight against the toughest guys.  Of course along the way we would have loved to fight a Jessie Vargas or a Tim Bradley but in this game those guys are going to say ‘what’s the upside for me?’  So we fought the toughest people we can and Jeff has risen because of that to become the No. 1 contender – so he is in this position and a lot of people are saying that and after this fight everyone will know who Jeff Horn is come Sunday is Brisbane and Saturday night in the USA – they will all know who Jeff Horn is.
Who do you think gave him the most difficult time in the ring?
GLENN RUSHTON:  I personally feel that having been in the corner for all of his fights – the toughest fight was probably Naoufel Ben Rabeh – remember this was just Jeff’s seventh fight and Rabeh was 35-2 and his two losses were for world titles and some say his loss to Juan Urango was a little bit curious but he was a tough fight to have in only your seventh fight.  It was a winner tale all fight and we took it on two weeks notice and we went to Rabeh’s hometown to fight him.  It was a very tough fight and Jeff lost the first round and after that when I said, ‘Jeff this is winner take all’ – he was covered in blood – it was a very hard first round – there is no second prize here – you could go home with no money in your pocket.  He won every round after that and apparently, well he retired Ben Rabeh, put him in the hospital and he said he suffered more damage in that fight than in either of his two world title fights.  And that was on two weeks notice.  That gives you some idea on how Jeff will look against Pacquiao.  Whatever Manny wants to throw at Jeff, Jeff will rise to the occasion.
There are two ways these fights usually go – the underdog pulls the upset or the underdog looks very bad…
JEFF HORN:  I have just been putting everything into it – training very hard and I think all of that is going to pay off for me.  Manny Pacquiao is going to be surprised about what I take to him in the ring.
Do you think being a lesser known fight is an advantage for you?
JEFF HORN:  I think in the last couple of fights Pacquiao has not lost too much.  To me not being known as a fighter – that might be handy in this fight, as in Manny has not been able to study what I can do and maybe underestimate me in this fight, and in the same way, Pacquiao has fought so many tough guys, that we all know and have watched, so he has definitely got the experience on me.  But will he use that experience?  We will see.
How much motivation do you get from being the underdog, to win this fight?
JEFF HORN:  It does give me massive motivation – it makes me train harder knowing that no one gives me a shot, but I have experienced that throughout my whole career.  I guess this is on another level and there are a lot more people saying I’ve got no chance at all.  I like being the underdog.  It’s fun.
GLENN RUSHTON:  Jeff is a fierce competitor.  He is very determined especially with his big heart he is probably one of the really key factors, he hates losing at anything, whether it is poker or table tennis or whatever it is – he is one of those people that just has to win and I think that has been a real motivating factor – people saying that I’m not going to win is dangerous.  We know we are fighting one of the greatest fighters of all time and we are very mindful and respect Manny Pacquiao’s abilities.  That KO against Marquez, that’s a stone cold KO that takes something out of a fighter – getting knocked out cold like that – that’s got to be haunting to a fighter in the back of his mind.  We have the young hungry lion here – big and mean who is technically very good – he made the finals in the Olympics and won two national titles so he knows he is technically very good, he’s tough and he knows he’s got a great chin.  He knows all of this and he has come off not too long ago loss against Marquez and that’s going to haunt him a little bit when he gets hit with Jeff’s power and it’s going to change things.  There is going to be a time in this fight that there will be a change and you’ll sense that this is a very young guy that is tough and he is going to startle.  We love being the underdog.  It is terrific.  It takes a lot of pressure off Jeff and at the end of the day Manny Pacquiao is just a man.  He is just a man so when we get out there on the night of the fight it’s going to come down to who wants it the most and one thing is for sure, and I assure you, there is no one on this earth that wants it more than Jeff Horn.
MANNY PACQUIAO:  Hello to everyone wherever you are – good evening, good afternoon and good morning.
FREDDIE ROACH:  Don’t miss this fight it is going to be fun.
With all of the other champions and top fighters at welterweight, why did you decide to fight Jeff Horn?
MANNY PACQUIAO:  It is good to fight in a country that you haven’t fought in before and to give a chance to Jeff – he is undefeated and it is good to give him a chance.  He has earned it.
Were you interested in fighting one of the other champions?
MANNY PACQUIAO:  Yes, but also Jeff is the mandatory champion.
Would you like to once again fight in the Philippines?
MANNY PACQUIAO:  We are working on fighting in my country of the Philippines — we would like to do that.
Do you think we could see a Manny Pacquiao knockout against Jeff Horn?
MANNY PACQUIAO:  Different fighters and Freddie and I work to focus on the knockout but we don’t know if it will come but we prepare for safety first and defense and not being careless and doing our job.  If the knockout comes it will come and if I have the chance to knock him out I will grab that opportunity.
FREDDIE ROACH:  It’s been a good training camp and there has been a few knockdowns in this camp and it’s been a while since we have had that and Manny has been looking really sharp in camp and he has had a great camp and he is 100% ready for this fight.
How do you get Manny Pacquiao up for a fight like Jeff Horn compared to all of the huge opponents he has faced in the past?
FREDDIE ROACH:  One thing about Manny we don’t take anyone lightly – Jeff is not that well known but he does have 16 wins and he has fought a couple of names out there, but again, we get ready for everyone and we are in great shape for this fight as we would be for anybody else in the world.
Do you think that with the huge ESPN audience is is a good opportunity to show fans you are still an elite fighter?
MANNY PACQUIAO:  Yes this is a great opportunity to show the fans of boxing that we are still here and not done in boxing so this is a good chance and we believe that a lot of people will be watching and we spoke to Bob (Arum) and we decided to give the people a chance to watch the fight on a free station in America.
Do you think you can be the fighter to bring back the glory days of boxing to free television?
MANNY PACQUIAO:  Bob and I decided to show this fight on free television so people can watch without paying the pay per view for the fight, because I have fought in America many times and people had to pay to watch the fight on television.  For this fight we are giving the people the chance to watch it for free.  It will be live on ESPN.  This is a very exciting fight because it is the first time I am fighting in this country so we are very excited for this fight.
BOB ARUM:  It’s more than that.  Manny is a level above the ordinary fighter.  He is now in the Senate in the Philippines.  He thinks in terms of the people and he did say to me ‘I want this fight seen in America, which has been so good to me, by as many people as possible, for free.’  We were able to make a deal with ESPN and we will have, by far, the most people to ever watch a Manny Pacquiao fight will be Saturday night, July 1 – the start of the 4th of July weekend.  So in effect I think it should be viewed as a gift to the American public, by Manny Pacquiao, who has spent so much time and has done great things in the United States.  I think it’s wonderful that this fight is being shown on free television – on ESPN — and yes I hope that many more fights will be shown on free to air television.
Horn’s trainer said earlier that Manny is not the same after the Marquez KO . . .
FREDDIE ROACH:  The Marquez punch, Manny stepped into that right hand and I think since that fight he has fought wonderfully.  That fight was so long ago to me and since then Manny has been ready for every fight and we waited for Marquez to give us a rematch and he wouldn’t give us one so we are on with Jeff Horn right now.
MANNY PACQUIAO:  For me I am still the same – I am still a boxer – and I disagree.
What do you expect it to be like going into a stadium with a full crowd rooting against you?
MANNY PACQUIAO:  I am a person that loves to fight against my opponent with focus and determination. It gives me extra motivation to have 50,000 to 60,000 fans cheering for him, so that is good for me.  Like when I fought Marco Antonio Barrera in San Antonio, Texas in 2002, I had only five fans for me, and four of them were Freddie and my corner.  It gives me more inspiration and focus.
FREDDIE ROACH:  Well, you know there is going to be a big crowd there and at the beginning they may be rooting against Manny Pacquiao but at the end of the fight everyone in the building will be on Manny’s side.  EVERYONE.
MANNY PACQUIAO:  Thank you so much for everything and for this opportunity to speak to all of the media from around the world and thank you to Bob and to the promoter Dean Lonergan and ESPN.  Thank you
FREDDIE ROACH:  Brisbane is a great place, a wonderful city and it’s great to see the world and make sure you tune in Saturday night on ESPN.
FRED STERNBURG:  Watch it live on ESPN, Saturday at 9 pm ET
BOB ARUM:  And 6 pm where I live on the west coast.
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            ESPN’s coverage of “The Battle of Brisbane” will begin on Friday, June 30th, and includes live coverage of the Pacquiao and Horn weigh-in at 7 p.m. ET within SportsCenter on ESPN and within Golpe a Golpe on ESPN Deportes.  During the week of June 26, classic Pacquiao fights will also be available on demand and streaming via the ESPN app, on both ESPN and ESPN Deportes, including Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton (5/2/2009), Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Márquez (11/12/11) and Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley (4/12/14).
            The July 1 telecast will also feature Irish Olympic hero Michael Conlan (2-0, 2 KOs), from Belfast, in a six-round featherweight bout against Jarrett “Juarez” Owen (5-4-3, 2 KOs), of Brisbaneand International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior bantamweight world champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas (24-1-1, 16 KOs), of Cavite City, Philippines, defending his title against top-rated contender Teiru Kinoshita (25-1-1, 8 KOs), of Kobe, Japan.  The live telecast will open with an eight-round middleweight rumble between Shane Mosley, Jr. (10-1, 7 KOs), of Pomona, Calif. and son of former three-division world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley, and David Toussaint (10-0, 8 KOs), of Canberra, Australia.
 
Saturday, July 1st on ESPN and ESPN Deportes
9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET:  Top Rank Boxing: Undercards & Main Event Preview
–       Shane Mosley, Jr. vs. David Toussaint
10 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. ET:  Top Rank Boxing: Main Event
–       Michael Conlan vs. Jarrett Owen
       Jerwin Ancajas vs. Teiru Kinoshita
–       Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff “The Hornet” Horn
 
Sunday, July 2nd on ESPN Deportes
12:30 a.m. – 2 a.m. ET – SportsCenter
            Promoted by Top Rank® and Duco Events, in association with MP Promotions, “The Battle of Brisbane:  Pacquiao vs. Horn” is expected to attract a sellout crowd of 55,000+ fans, eclipsing the previous Australian record of 38,000 set on March 1, 1992 when Azumah Nelson stopped Jeff Fenech in the eighth round to retain his World Boxing Council (WBC) super featherweight title.  The battle between the two Hall of Famer fighters took place at Princes Park in Melbourne.
            For more information visit:  www.toprank.com, www.espn.com/boxing; Facebook facebook.com/trboxing facebook.com/trboxeo, facebook.com/espndeportes; Twitter twitter.com/trboxing, twitter.com/trboxeo, @ESPN @ESPNBoxeo @ESPNDeportes. Join the conversation #PacHorn.
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Quieren Charros refrendar cetro en Desafío de Academias ante Venados

Jun 30, 2017 0

Quieren Charros refrendar cetro en Desafío de Academias ante Venados

Todo se encuentra listo para que este fin de semana, nuevamente se enfrenten los Charros de Jalisco ante Venados de Mazatlán, en el Desafío de Academias II, ahora celebrándose en Guadalajara, Jalisco.

Los días sábado 1 y domingo 2 de julio, alrededor de 120 niños de las Academias de Charros de Jalisco y Venados de Mazatlán se enfrentarán en el Estadio de Beisbol Charros de Jalisco. Ambas jornadas arrancarán a las 9:00 horas.

El Desafío de Academias entre Charros y Venados se llevará a cabo en las categorías 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 y 11-12 años.

Durante el mes de mayo, la Academia de Beisbol Charros de Jalisco realizó una visita al puerto sinaloense, donde los tapatíos lograron traerse seis triunfos en ocho duelos disputados ante Venados.

Para llevar a cabo los enfrentamientos, el terreno de juego del Estadio Charros de Jalisco se adecuó para albergar un par de campos, uno en el área de infield (Campo 1) y otro más en los jardines (Campo 2).

La invitación para asistir al Desafío de Academias es abierta a todo público, siendo el acceso para los encuentros por Puerta 9 del Estadio de Beisbol Charros de Jalisco.

ROL DE JUEGOS

Sábado 1 y domingo 2 de julio

Hora Campo Categoría

9:00 1 9-10 años

9:00 2 5-6 años

12:00 1 11-12 años

12:00 2 7-8 años

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HIGHLY TOUTED VENEZUELAN SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT PROSPECT ROGER GUTIERREZ TO MAKE U.S. DEBUT AGAINST RUGGED CONTENDER RENE ALVARADO IN MAIN EVENT OF JULY 14 EDITION OF LA FIGHT CLUB

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HIGHLY TOUTED VENEZUELAN SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT PROSPECT ROGER GUTIERREZ TO MAKE U.S. DEBUT AGAINST RUGGED CONTENDER RENE ALVARADO IN MAIN EVENT OF JULY 14 EDITION OF LA FIGHT CLUB
 
UNDEFEATED FEATHERWEIGHT EDGAR VALERIO TO FACE HIS TOUGHEST CHALLENGE TO DATE AGAINST JAIRO HERNANDEZ IN TELEVISED CO-MAIN EVENT
 
BOTH FIGHTS, PLUS STATESIDE DEBUT OF WBA FEDELATIN SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION JAIME ARBOLEDA TO APPEAR ON ESTRELLA TV’S BOXEO ESTELAR
 
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LOS ANGELES (June 29, 2017) – Summer willcontinue to heat up in Los Angeles on July 14 as three undefeated prospects look to keep their perfect records intact as part of Golden Boy Promotions’ LA FIGHT CLUB series at the Belasco Theater and broadcast nationally on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar.

In the main event on July 14, white-hot prospect Roger “The Kid” Gutierrez (14-0-1, 11 KOs) from Maracaibo, Venezuela, will look to impress in his first fight on U.S. soil, as he takes on longtime warrior and gatekeeper Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado (24-8, 16 KOs) from Managua, Nicaragua in an eight-round super featherweight affair.
In the eight-round co-main event, South Central Los Angeles featherweight Edgar Valerio (10-0, 6 KOs) is set to put his unblemished record on the line against Torreon, Mexico’s Jairo Hernandez (18-11, 9 KOs), also televised as part of the Boxeo Estelar broadcast.
Opening up the broadcast on Estrella TV, WBA Fedelatin Super Featherweight Champion Jaime “Jaimito” Arboleda (10-0, 8 KOs) from Curundu, Panama will fight for the first time on U.S. terrain in a six-round battle against Recky “The Terror” Dulay (9-2, 6 KOs) from the city of Samar in the Philippines.
Appearing on the Ring TV live stream, newly crowned WBC Youth Silver Flyweight Champion Joshua “The Professor” Franco(11-0, 6 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas will be back for the second time in a month, this time moving up to the bantamweight division for a six-round fight against Antonio “Tony” Rodriguez (8-15, 3 KOs) of Gomez Palacio, Mexico.
Kicking off the evening of fights at LA FIGHT CLUB on July 14, Oxnard, California’s own Meiirim Nursultanov (2-0, 1 KO) will appear in a six-round middleweight battle against Jeremiah Wiggins (10-6-1, 5 KOs) of Newport News, Virginia.
Gutierrez vs. Alvarado is an eight-round super featherweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Tecate “Born BOLD”, Casa Mexico Tequila, and Adriana’s Insurance. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. PT and the first fight begins at 5:30 p.m. PT. Boxeo Estelar will air tape delayed on Estrella TV at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The card will also stream live on EstrellaTV.com and on YouTube via LBI Media, Inc.’s Fenomeno Studios. The Ring TV live stream will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. PT through 7:00 p.m.
Tickets for LA FIGHT CLUB are starting at only $20 with Flex Passes for multiple fight packages, Group Tickets and Knockout Experience upgrade are available for purchase now at www.goldenboypromotions.com, the Golden Boy Promotions Facebook page, by calling 213-233-2957.
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UFC® ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH PERFORMANCE INSPIRED™

Jun 29, 2017 0

UFC® ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH PERFORMANCE INSPIRED

 

Las Vegas – UFC® today announced a new partnership with Performance Inspired that establishes the brand as the “Official Sports Supplement” of UFC. With this partnership, Performance Inspired will supply its line of sports products to the UFC Performance Institute at the “Performance Inspired Fueling Station” for use by athletes currently competing under the UFC banner that visit the facility.

 

“The UFC has the most comprehensive anti-doping program in sports, and we just opened a state-of-the-art performance institute at our new offices, so the health and performance of our athletes is essential to everything we do,” UFC President Dana White said. “That’s why we’re partnering with Mark (Wahlberg). The reason he’s been incredibly successful is because he does things the right way, so our fighters know his Performance Inspired products are top quality, natural ingredients, that are safe to use and will help them maximize their own performance.”

 

“Inspiring people to be active and healthy is rewarding for me personally and the charity element of our business is an added benefit,” Performance Inspired Co-Founder Mark Wahlberg said. “It’s one of the reasons we created Performance Inspired, as it’s all about giving back and helping athletes on any level maximize their true potential. UFC athletes need nutritional support and we’re glad we can fill this necessity.”

 

“We’re proud UFC has put their trust in Performance Inspired products,” Performance Inspired Co-Founder Tom Dowd said. “We spared no expense formulating Performance Inspired to ensure our products both taste amazing with meaningful formulas to support the needs of athletes and customers who are looking for effective high-end nutrition they can trust.”

 

In addition to product placement at the UFC Performance Institute, Performance Inspired will also have a presence inside UFC’s world-famous Octagon®, on UFC.com and live-event programming, as well as being integrated across multiple UFC-based social and digital platforms.

 

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 providing 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.

 

Performance Inspired products are manufactured under several industry certifications to guarantee high industrial standards, including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). All products are also certified by Informed-Sport as banned-substance free, which includes regular testing for substances banned under the WADA code.

 

About UFC®

UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. Acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment and fashion leader, WME | IMG, together with strategic partners Silver Lake Partners and KKR, UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas with a network of employees around the world. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe, while programming is broadcast in over 163 countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 35 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, a digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.

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Champion Boxer Omar Figueroa media day at Boys & Girls Club in Indio, CA July 6

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FORMER WORLD CHAMPION BOXER OMAR FIGUEROA AND COACH JOEL DÍAZ TO HOST OPEN MEDIA WORKOUT AT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB IN INDIO, CA THURSDAY JULY 6 at 2 p.m. PT
Omar “El Panterita” Figueroa vs. Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero Broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on FOX & FOX Deportes Saturday, July 15 from NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island

 

WHO:

Omar Figueroa – Former World Champion boxer, fighting at 147lb. on July 15

Joel Díaz – Trainer, former World Champion boxer

Brandon Figueroa – Undefeated boxer, brother of Omar Figueroa

 

WHAT:

Open media workout with former World Champion boxer Omar “El Panterita” Figueroa and coach Joel Díaz at Díaz’s gym at the Boys & Girls Club in Indio, CA.

 

The media workout is in advance of Figueroa’s July 15 fight live from Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York on FOX and FOX Deportes. Figueroa takes on former world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero in a 147 lb. headline fight.

 

Díaz is a former World Champion boxer and champion trainer based in Indio, CA.

 

WHEN:

Thursday, July 6

2 pm. to 3 p.m. Media Workout

 

Where: 

Boys & Girls Club in Indio, CA

83100 Date ave.

Indio, CA

92201

ABOUT:

Omar Figueroa:

Hundreds if not thousands of punches, a brawling, aggressive style, power-packed, exciting fights: these are the hallmarks of former world champion boxer Omar “Panterita” Figueroa Jr. – one of the most exciting fighters in boxing. The Weslaco, Texas native has been fighting for over 20 years, and at 26 years of age, this ‘fighting Figueroa’ has become one of the sports most revered young champions. He has been training in Indio with Diaz since the beginning of 2017.

 

Figueroa re-enters the ring July 15 after an 18-month lay-off. He took time off to, in his words, “just be human.”  Figueroa takes on Robert Guerrero in a 147-pound match at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, New York on FOX on July 15.

 

Joel Díaz – World Champion boxing trainer:

Joel Díaz is a retired Mexican-American boxer who fought in the Lightweight division. Considered to be one of the best trainers in boxing, he trains out of Indio, CA and has trained numerous champions in boxing and MMA.

 

Brandon Figueroa:

One of the ‘fighting Figueroas,’ Brandon “The Heartbreaker” Figueroa is an undefeated  (12/8-0-0) Super Bantamweight (122lb) fighter. 20-years-old, he is the younger brother to Omar and is on the undercard in the July 15 fight at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Trained by Diaz, he won his last fight by unanimous decision.

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Michael Chiesa Vs, Kevin Lee UFC Fight night Oklahoma City Oklahoma

Jun 29, 2017 0

Michael Chiesa Vs, Kevin Lee UFC Fight night Oklahoma City Oklahoma

Los pesos superligeros Kevin lee(16-2 MMA,9-2 UFC y Michael Chiesa(14-3MMA,7-3UFC se dejan ir con todo en la ciudad de Oklahoma city en Junio 25 /2017 después de haber generado tanto controversia en la conferencia de prensa en Dallas Texas donde Lee menciona que la madre de Chiesa tiene boletos para la pelea y Chiesa se molesta a un punto que se van a los golpes sentando así la dinámica para el encuentro.

La pelea empezó con Lee tirando unas patadas en la parte de afuera después intenta una pata alta cuando Chiesa lo prende con una izquierda y lo tira a la lona. Lee se levanta como puede y empuja a Chiesa hacia las paredes del octágono llevándolo al piso donde lo abraza, prensa,levanta lo detienen por un momento y lo azota contra el piso. Lee estuvo batallando tratando de dominar a Chiesa por un buen rato hasta que finalmente se posesiona en la espalda de Chiesa en donde se acomoda de una manera en triángulo que le permite golpear a chieasa de una manera seguida en la cara descontrolandolo y permitiéndole aplicar una llave al cuello en donde después de pocos Segundo el referi pensando que Chiesa golpea dando entender que se daba por vencido parando haci la pelea.

Inmediatamente los aficionados y el mismo Michael protestan abucheando la decisión y al referí.

Ambos Michael y kevin tienen sus perspectivas de como se dieron los hechos durante la pelea.

Esta pelea deja mas preguntas y dudas que respuestas solo generando con esto que la controversia cresca aun mas cuando el referí Mario Yamasaki para la pelea and una decisión muy controversial dejando a Michael completamente enfurecido y frutado después de que sele negara la oportunidad de defenderse como el dice pudo haberlo hecho.

Lee: Dijo en la conferencia de prensa que después de mirar la repeticion el como quiera tenia mas acción en caso de que la pelea hubiera continuado.

Chiesa: Por su parte dice que le robaron la pelea que dos peleas mas habían sucedido de la misma manera y que no había parado las peleas tan rápido como le hicieroncon la de el por lo cual estará protestando el resultado ante lo comisión atletica de Oklahoma y espera que Lee le de la revancha en diciembre en la ciudad de Detroit.

Nota: Eliu Martinez

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