RYAN GARCIA VS. FERNANDO VARGAS OFFICIAL WEIGHTS

Mar 22, 2018
RYAN GARCIA VS. FERNANDO VARGAS
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Indio, Calif.
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
Garcia vs. Vargas is a 10-round fight for the Junior NABF Featherweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The fights will take place on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Doors to the Special Events Center will open at 4:00 p.m. PT and the first fight begins at 4:15 pm PT. ESPN and ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT, and stream live on ESPN3 starting at 7:15 p.m. ET/4:15 p.m. PT.
Tickets for the event start at $25 and are available at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino box office by calling 1-800-827-2946, or by purchasing online at www.fantasyspringsresort.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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Linares and Lomachenko: May 12 at ‘Mecca of Boxing, Tickets On Sale Friday

Mar 21, 2018

Lightweight Supremacy is on the Line When Linares and Lomachenko Square Off on
Top Rank on ESPN at Madison Square Garden May 12

 

NEW YORK (March 21, 2018) —  In a battle of two of the world’s pound-for-pound best, JORGE “El Niño de Oro” LINARES will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) and Ring Magazine Lightweight titles against VASILIY “Hi-Tech” LOMACHENKO on Saturday, May 12, at “The World’s Most Famous Arena”, Madison Square Garden. Linares vs. Lomachenko will be televised live and exclusively at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and stream live on the ESPN App at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Golden Boy Promotions, Teiken Promotions, and Madison Square Garden, tickets will go on sale to the general public at 12 p.m. EST on Friday, March 23. Priced at $506, $406, $306, $206, $106, and $56, including facility fees, tickets can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008), and online at ticketmaster.com and MSG.com.

“Jorge has established himself as the world’s best lightweight by taking on any and all comers over his storied career, but a win on May 12 would put him on an entirely different level,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “We fully understand that Lomachenko is universally seen as the best fighter on the planet, but he’s never faced anyone with the size and skill of Jorge, and I am confident that he will retain his WBA and Ring Magazine world championships. As this fight makes clear, I’m 100 percent committed to giving fans the fights they want to see and will work with anyone to accomplish that goal.”

“This is the fight that boxing fans wanted. This will be a super fight between two of the best champions,” Linares said. “Not only will I demonstrate why I’m the best lightweight in the world, but also that I’m one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. I have the speed, skill and power to win this battle. This May 12, Vasiliy Lomachenko will bow down to ‘King’ Jorge.”

“This fight marks a significant step forward for one of the greatest fighters we’ve seen, Vasiliy Lomachenko, as he goes up in weight once again to fight the best lightweight in the world, Jorge Linares,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, founder and CEO of Top Rank. “I want to thank everyone involved for making this happen, particularly Peter Nelson of HBO and the Golden Boy team, whose cooperation made this fight possible. This demonstrates that promoters and networks, when they work together for the good of everyone, can accomplish so very much.”

“We are very excited about the fight. It should be a great one. Fans from around the world have been waiting for Jorge and me to fight,” Lomachenko said. “We appreciate the work Top Rank did to put this fight together, and thanks to the television networks that helped make it happen. I am looking forward to May 12 in New York to make my debut in the big arena at Madison Square Garden.”

“Linares and Lomachenko are two of the world’s best fighters,” said Burke Magnus, ESPN’s Executive Vice President of Programming and Scheduling.  “This is a prime example of the highest quality fights that will air exclusively on ESPN’s platforms through the combination of Top Rank and ESPN.”

Linares (44-3, 27 KOs), a 15-year pro from Barinas, Venezuela, is a three-weight world champion who is riding a 13-bout unbeaten streak dating back to 2012. He captured his first world title in 2007, when he scored a 10th-round stoppage over Oscar Larios to win the vacant WBC Featherweight crown. He defended that title once before moving up in weight, winning the vacant WBA Super Featherweight title on November 28, 2008, with a fifth-round TKO over Whyber Garcia.

Three stoppage defeats from 2009-2012 halted Linares’ momentum, but he has since re-established his place among the sport’s very best. He is a boxing globetrotter, as he won the WBC Lightweight world title in 2014 against Javier Prieto in Japan, and defended it against Kevin Mitchell in England and Ivan Cano in Venezuela.

After vacating the WBC Lightweight title due to injury, Linares snatched the WBA Lightweight title by traveling to enemy territory in Manchester, England, and earning a unanimous decision over Anthony Crolla on September 24, 2016. Six months later, he returned to Manchester and won a near-shutout decision over Crolla in their rematch. He last fought on January 27, scoring a wide unanimous decision win over Mercito Gesta at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

Lomachenko has already conquered the featherweight and super featherweight divisions as a professional. Now, the two-time Olympic gold medalist is ready to put the lightweight division on notice. From Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine, Lomachenko has won seven consecutive fights by stoppage, including four consecutive corner stoppages. Last December, he forced fellow two-time Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux to bow out following the sixth round. After the fight, Lomachenko quipped that his new nickname should be ‘No Mas-chenko.’ The Rigondeaux fight capped a 2017 in which Lomachenko earned ‘Fighter of the Year’ honors from ESPN and the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA). He also scored TKO victories over Jason Sosa and Miguel Marriaga that year, forcing corner stoppages in fights he was dominating.

The ‘No Mas-chenko’ legend began on November 26, 2016, when the previously unbeaten Nicholas Walters stayed on his stool following the seventh round. Lomachenko captured the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super Featherweight title earlier that year with a one-punch, fifth-round knockout of Roman Martinez.

Lomachenko, who went an astonishing 396-1 in the amateur ranks, tied a boxing record by winning a world title in his third pro bout. On June 21, 2014, he defeated Gary Russell, Jr. for the vacant WBO Featherweight title, equaling the mark set by Thailand’s Saensak Muangsurin, who won the WBC Super Lightweight crown on July 15, 1975, with a third-round knockout of Spain’s Perico Fernandez.

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SADAM ‘WORLD KID’ ALI VS LIAM ‘BEEFY’ SMITH

Mar 19, 2018
SADAM ‘WORLD KID’ ALI DEFENDARÁ SU CETRO MUNDIAL SUPERWELTER DE LA OMB ANTE EL EX MONARCA MUNDIAL Y CONTENDIENTE NÚMERO 1 LIAM ‘BEEFY’ SMITH
 
SÁBADO 12 DE MAYO DESDE EL TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO Y TELEVISADO EN VIVO POR HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®  
 
¡Los boletos saldrán a la venta el martes 20 de marzo a las 10:00 a.m. ET!
 
VERONA, NUEVA YORK 19 de marzo de 2018. – Sadam ‘World Kid’ Ali (20-1, 14 nocáuts) pondrá en juego su cinto mundial superwelter de la OMB ante el ex campeón mundial y contendiente número 1 Liam “Beefy” Smith (26-1-1, 14 nocáuts) en la batalla estelar a 12 asaltos en el Turning Stone Resort Casino de Verona, Nueva York. El evento se efectuará el sábado 12 de mayo y será televisado en vivo por HBO World Championship Boxing comenzando a las 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
 
Ali, quien participó en los Juegos Olímpicos de 2008 en Pekín, siempre ha demostrado las cualidades de un futuro campeón mundial. El orgullo de Brooklyn, Nueva York de 29 años de edad capturó varios títulos regionales y se anotó importantes victorias ante oponentes de la talla de Francisco “Chía” Santana, Luis Carlos “El Potro” Abregu y el ex campeón interino superligero de la AMB Johan “El Terrible” Pérez. Ali, a pesar de sufrir un revés en su primera oportunidad de campeonato mundial ante Jessie Vargas en las 147 libras, silenció a los escépticos cuando ascendió a las 154 libras para derrotar al futuro miembro del Salón de la Fama Miguel Cotto en diciembre de 2017. El nuevo campeón mundial superwelter de la OMB enfrentará un fuerte reto en Smith, quien capturó la misma faja hace unos años.
 
“Me sentí genial cuando cumplí mi sueño de convertirme en campeón mundial”, indicó Sadam Ali. “Estoy emocionado de defender mi cinto y mostrar a los aficionados que nadie me lo quitará. Liam Smith es un gran peleador y estoy seguro de que él estará listo, pero yo también”, finalizó.
 
Smith fue el primero de un impresionante establo de hermanos en capturar una faja mundial. El nativo de Liverpool, Inglaterra de 29 años de edad se anotó 20 victorias antes de capturar el vacante cinto mundial superwelter de la OMB tras una victoria por la vía del nocaut técnico en el séptimo asalto ante John “Apollo Kidd” Thompson, la faja que actualmente pertenece a Ali. Smith después se midió ante Canelo Álvarez frente una multitud de más de 50 mil aficionados del AT&T Stadium en Arlington, Texas. El emocionante púgil ingles perdió el título en una impresiónate actuación donde demostró su corazón y determinación, y después de tres victorias en fila está listo para recuperar el título que le perteneció en el pasado.
 
“Estoy muy feliz porque agarramos esta pelea”, exclamó Liam Smith. “Espero con gusto enfrentar a un gran peleador como Sadam Ali, el ex Olímpico y ahora campeón mundial quien regresará después de una buena victoria ante Miguel Cotto. Estoy seguro de mí mismo en este combate. Sé que soy naturalmente más grande que él, y que eso tendrá un papel importante en el tipo de pelea que pienso será”, subrayó.
 
“Sadam Ali ascendió al escenario de campeonato mundial con una de las victorias más sorpresivas en la historia del boxeo cuando capturó la faja mundial superwelter de la OMB ante el séxtuple campeón mundial en cuatro categorías y futuro miembro del Salón de Fama Miguel Cotto en el Madison Square Garden”, afirmó Óscar de la Hoya, Presidente y Jefe Ejecutivo de Golden Boy Promotions. “Compartir el ring ante un hambriento ex campeón mundial como Liam Smith no será nada nuevo para Ali, quien probará una vez más que es alguien que merece atención en las 154 libras”, finalizó.
 
“Esta es la oportunidad de Liam [Smith] para recuperar su título mundial”, señalo Frank Warren. “Participó en dos difíciles combates ante Liam Williams para ganarse la oportunidad por este combate, y ha hecho lo que él se ha propuesto. Cuando perdió su cinto ante Canelo Álvarez, Liam dijo que sería campeón mundial una vez más, y cumplirá con esa promesa el 12 de mayo”, puntualizó.
 
Ali vs. Smith es un choque a 12 asaltos por el campeonato mundial superwelter de la OMB presentado por Golden Boy Promotions en asociación con Frank Warren. El evento es patrocinado por Tecate“THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” y Casa México Tequila. El evento se efectuará el sábado 12 de mayo en el Turning Stone Resort Casino y será televisado en vivo por HBO World Championship Boxing comenzando a las 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
 
El Turning Stone Resort Casino, anfitrión del evento del 12 de mayo y ganador del premio de Cuatro Estrellas de Forbes, continúa distinguiéndose como un destino de primera para las funciones boxísticas de gran éxito. La cartelera de mayo marcará el evento boxístico número 25 de boxeo televisado en el Turning Stone, consolidando el lugar como la meca de los deportes televisados de combate. El Turning Stone cuenta con instalaciones de clase mundial que incluye cuatro hoteles, más de 20 restaurantes exclusivos y opciones gastronómicas, dos lujosos balnearios, un piso de juego estilo Las Vegas de 125 mil pies cuadrados, un showroom de cabaret, un campo de 5 mil asientos, cinco campos de golf y varios bares, salas de cócteles y varias opciones de vida nocturna.
 
Boletos para esta esperada pelea saldrán a la venta el martes 20 de marzo a las 10:00 a.m. ET, y tendrán un precio de $95 y $75 dólares para ringside. Los demás boletos tendrán precios de $55 y $45 dólares, más cargos de servicio. Boletos están disponibles para su compra en la taquilla del Turning Stone Resort llamando al 315-361-7469 o en línea en Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com).
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SENIESA ‘SUPER BAD’ ESTRADA SHINES IN UNANIMOUS DECISION WIN AGAINST SONIA OSORIO IN EXCITING MAIN EVENT OF MARCH 16

Mar 19, 2018
SENIESA ‘SUPER BAD’ ESTRADA SHINES IN UNANIMOUS DECISION WIN AGAINST SONIA OSORIO IN EXCITING MAIN EVENT OF MARCH 16 EDITION OF LA FIGHT CLUB ON ESTRELLATV’S BOXEO ESTELAR
(ABOVE: Seniesa Estrada scored an eight-round unanimous decision victory against Sonia Osorio on the March 16 edition of LA FIGHT Club in Los Angeles, Calif.)
 
Photo Credit: Albert Baker/Under The Hand Wraps
 
LOS ANGELES (March 16, 2018): Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada (12-0, 2 KOs) successfully made her debut under the Golden Boy Promotions banner with an impressive eight-round unanimous decision victory against Mexico City, Mexico’s Sonia Osorio (8-6-1, 1 KO) in the exciting main event of the March 16 edition of LA FIGHT CLUB at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, Calif. and televised nationally on EstrellaTV’s Boxeo Estelar. After eight rounds of action, the pride of East Los Angeles, Calif. won with three scores of 80-72.
“It’s an honor to be the first woman to headline a Golden Boy Promotions event,” said
Seniesa Estrada. “I hope this is the first of better and even bigger events. I had a bit of ring rust because I hadn’t fought since September, so I look forward to getting back in the gym and coming back soon.”
 
VIP guests for tonight’s event included Lupillo Rivera, Niko Valdes, Pablo Rubio, Jr., Alexis Rocha Joet Gonzalez, Vadhir Derbez, Rafael Gramajo, Tenoctitlan Nava, Raul Curiel, Oscar Negrete, Hasim Rahman and Alfonso Gomez.
 
In tonight’s co-main event, Oscar Duarte (13-0, 9 KOs) of Parral, Mexico fought an intelligent and aggressive fight before stopping Jose Rodriguez (10-2, 10 KOs) of Tepic, Mexico at 1:53 of the fifth round. Duarte scored two knockdowns: one by a right hand in round four and a body shot that ended the bout in the first round.
 
“We knew we had a tough opponent,” said Oscar Duarte. “So, we had to work off the jab to get inside. Once we accomplished that, I was able to punish and finish him with shots to the body.Coach Joel & Antonio guided me to victory the entire way.I know I have some a long road ahead of me, but I’m improving each fight and getting closer to a world title opportunity.”
 
Jousce “Tito” Gonzalez (7-0, 7 KOs) opened the televised portion of the card with a first-round TKO victory against veteran Mexican pugilist Jose Martinez (10-12, 6 KOs) in a bout initially scheduled for six rounds in the lightweight division. Gonzalez stopped Martinez at 2:48 of the first round.
 
“Seeing all these prospects go the distance against Jose Martinez really made me want to make a statement,” said Jousce Gonzalez. “I wanted to show that I’m on a different level. I wanted to establish myself in the division.”
Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (27-0, 17 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. successfully returned to 140 pounds with an eight-round unanimous decision victory against the durable Mexico City, Mexico native Martin Honorio (33-13-1, 16 KOs). All judges scored the fight 79-73 for Orozco.
“I wanted to change my style a bit,” said Antonio Orozco. “So, I boxed more. People aren’t used to seeing me do that. Having Manny Robles as my new trainer has helped a lot, and I demonstrated that by making 140 easy.”
South Central’s Edgar “Kid Neza” Valerio (13-0, 8 KOs) scored a first-round technical knockout win against Giovanni Caro (26-21-4, 21 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in what was a scheduled eight featherweight battle.
“I started off like jelly: smooth but a little slow,” said Edgar Valerio. “The moment came for the knockout and I took it, but at the beginning I was overthinking. Overall, I’m humble and thank I’m thankful to God for the victory. I also thank my entire team for doing a great job helping me develop as a prospect.”
Blair Cobbs (7-0-1, 5 KOs) of Las Vegas made his Golden Boy Promotions debut by fighting to a controversial fourth-round technical draw against Mario Esparza (4-0-1, 1 KO) in the first bout of the evening, which was scheduled for four rounds in the super lightweight division. An accidental headbutt caused the cut on Esparza that forced the fight to be halted at :19 of the fourth round.
 
“I’m happy to have made my Golden Boy Promotions debut,” said Blair Cobbs. “But it was unfortunate that the fight ended in a technical draw.  I felt I was winning the fight and wanted to close out strong. All I can do now is be ready for the next fight and give the fans a great performance.”
Estrada vs. Osorio was an eight-round flyweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Casa Mexico Tequila. The event will take place on Friday, March 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, Calif. Mark your calendars and buy your tickets for the upcoming shows on April 6, June 1, July 6, Aug. 10, and Oct. 12.
 
For more information visit www.goldenboypromotions.comwww.thebelasco.com, and
www.estrellatv.com. Follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing and @EstrellaTV. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing, www.facebook.com/TheBelascoLA and www.facebook.com/EstrellaTVNetwork.
Visit us on Instagram at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @belascola and @EstrellaTV. Follow the conversation using #LAFIGHTCLUB and #BoxeoEstelar.
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Jose Ramirez se coronó Campeón Mundial Super Ligero

Mar 17, 2018

BeraVision NuevaYork – Madison Square Garden

Marzo 17, 2018

CARTELERA RAMIREZ VS IMAN

Gran noche de combate fue la que se presenció la tarde de este día sábado en el Madison Square Garden, con una cartelera donde atractiva para los amantes del boxeo pero sobre todo para los puertorriqueños, ya que varios boxeadores de ese país se enfrentaron en esta noche y donde hubo KO de por medio.

Pasada las 9:00 pm salieron al ring los boxeadores Amir Iman y José Ramírez, para llevar a cabo el combate estelar de la noche por el cinturón vacante del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB) superligero.

En el primer asalto se estudiaron mutuamente con combinaciones por ambos lados, pero en el segundo asalto el Californiano sorprendió al nacido en Florida con golpes al rostro y combinaciones al cuerpo, pero al final del mismo asalto, Ramírez reaccionó conectando golpes al rostro de Imam, haciendo este inicio de combate aún más atractivo para la afición presente.

En el inicio del tercer asalto Ramírez sorprendió a Imam y lo mando a la lona, parecia que Jose estaba decidido terminar el combate en ese round, pero el tiempo no le alcanzó.

A partir del cuarto round Ramirez golpeo frecuentemente a Imam, que solamente estaba soportando el castigo, haciendo notable su hambre por el título que estaba en juego.

En el 8tvo. asalto Imam contraataco con combinaciones fuertes al rostro y cuerpo de Ramírez, lo que desde nuestra perspectiva parecía una pelea de resistencia, porque en esas instancias del combate ambos púgiles se estaban golpeando con todo y sin duda el primero que se descuidara caería, cabe recalcar que el que estuvo más cerca de tocar la lona fue el de East Coast porque en repetidas ocasiones se vio en aprietos ante el castigo que José Ramírez le estaba propinando.

Al final del penultimo round, Imam parecia caer pero su fortaleza le ayudo e incluso por instantes conectó golpes a su contrario lo que hizo que por momentos Ramirez retrocediera.

Una gran pelea la que dieron estos boxeadores que dejaron un muy buen sabor de boca de todos los que asistieron y presenciaron esta pelea. Y por decisión unánime se coronó Campeón el de California Jose Ramirez.

Alrededor de las 8:00 pm, inició la pelea co-estelar, entre Francés Mehdi Amar contra el Ucraniano Oleksandr Gvozdyk, por el título Interino semicompleto del consejo mundial de boxeo (CMB.)

Gran combate entre estos dos púgiles, en los primeros rounds el Ucraniano Oleksandr parecía imponerse al frances Mehdi, quien recibia golpes por doquier y después contraatacó con combinaciones que hacían retroceder al ruso, por momentos la pelea se volvió atractiva ya que los dos boxeadores intercambiaron golpes uno a otro. Al final de la pelea se fue notable la victoria de Oleksandr quien se quedó con el cinturón.

Una vez terminada la pelea estelar, en una pelea “Atracción especial”,  David Berna (Budapest, HUN.) se enfrento a Michael Conlan (Belfast, IRL.), lo que atrajo a la afición Irlandesa que hizo acto de presencia en este dia de San Patricio. Era una pelea pactada a los 8 rounds, pero al final del primero el irlandés mando a la lona a su contrario, dejándolo lastimado para el siguiente asalto, por lo que en el asalto posterior  Michael Conlan lo remato mandandolo a la lona por segunda ocasión, el referí permitió que el combate continuara pero David Berna ya no pudo seguir, lo que obligó al referí detener el combate, quedando el Irlandés invicto.

           MAIN EVENT

(12 Rounds – Super Lightweight)

Vacant WBC World Championship

Ganador por decisión unánime: Jose Ramirez

Amir Iman   vs Jose Ramirez

(Davie, FL.)         (Avenal, CA.)

 

(12 Rounds – Light Heavyweight)

CO-FEATURE EVENT

Interim WBC World Championship

Ganador por decisión unánime: Oleksandr Gvozdyk

Mehdi Amar vs Oleksandr Gvozdyk

(Marseille, FRA.)       ( Kharkiv, UKR)

 

(8 Rounds – Super Featherweight)

               Special Attraction

Ganador por la via del Nocaut: (02 Round):Michael Conlan

David Berna vs Michael Conlan

(Budapest, HUN.)   (Belfast, IRL.)

 

(4 Rounds – Super Featherweight)

(Short Swing)

Ganador por la via del Nocaut: (01 Round): Joseph Adorno

Joseph Adorno vs Ivan Gil de Lamdrid

(Allentown, PA. – P.R.)     (Arecibo, P.R.)

 

               (10 Rounds – Lightweight)

Ganador por la via del Nocaut: (10 Round) Antonio Lozada Jr.

Felix Verdejo vs Antonio Lozada Jr.

(San Juan, P.R.)     (Tijuana, Mex)

 

               (10 Rounds – Lightweight)

Ganador por Nocaut Técnico (4 Round): Christopher Diaz

Braulio Rodriguez vs Christopher Diaz

(La romana, D.R.)       (Barranquillas, P.R.)

 

                (8 Rounds – Lightweight)

Ganador por décision únanime: Jose Pedraza

Jose Luis Rodriguez vs Jose Pedraza

(Monterrey, Mex.)           (Cidra, P.R.)

 

BereaVision/Nueva York

Joel Iván Hernández

Video/Fotos: Huriel Bello

 

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Michael Dutchover 131.3 lbs – Ricardo Lopez 132 lbs

Mar 17, 2018

 


PHILADELPHIA, PENN./ORANGE, Calif. (March 16, 2018)- Rising junior lightweight talent Michael Dutchover (7-0, 5 KOs) measured 131.3 lbs. at Friday’s weigh in, while challenger Ricardo Lopez (7-1-2, 6 KOs) topped off at 132 lbs.

Dutchover, 20, headlines “Night of Champions,” a career first for the boxer out of Midland, Tex.

“It’s exciting to be in the main event,” Dutchover said. “I’m going to be at my best on Saturday night.”

“Night of Champions” is Thompson Boxing Promotions’ annual private event. Tickets are not available for purchase. The event takes place from the Doubletree Hotel in Orange, Calif.

Thompson Boxing will livestream the main event and the full card on “TB Presents” beginning at 7:00 PM PT. The livestream can be found on the Thompson Boxing facebook page, or on its website at ThompsonBoxing.com.

Beto Duran serves as blow-by-blow announcer, while Steve Kim is the expert analyst.

Dutchover is co-promoted by Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing.

For regular updates on our fighters, events, and promotions, please like Banner Promotions Facebook Page , and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @BannerBoxing .

Photos By Carlos Baeza / Thompson Boxing

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SENIESA ESTRADA VS. SONIA OSORIO OFFICIAL WEIGHTS

Mar 16, 2018
 
SENIESA ESTRADA VS. SONIA OSORIO
Friday, March 16, 2018
The Belasco Theater
Los Angeles, Calif.

 

*Martin Honorio will be weighed in later this evening. 
Estrada vs. Osorio is an eight-round flyweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Casa Mexico Tequila. The event will take place on Friday, March 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, Calif. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. PT and the first fight and RingTV livestream begin at 5:15 p.m. PT/8:15 p.m. ET. The Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on EstrellaTV 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. Mark your calendars and buy your tickets for the upcoming shows on April 6, June 1, July 6, Aug. 10, and Oct. 12.
Tickets for LA FIGHT CLUB start at the fan-friendly price of $25 and are available for purchase now at www.goldenboytickets.com and the Golden Boy Promotions Facebook page.
For more information visit www.goldenboypromotions.comwww.thebelasco.com, and
www.estrellatv.com. Follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing and @EstrellaTV. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing, www.facebook.com/TheBelascoLA and www.facebook.com/EstrellaTVNetwork.
Visit us on Instagram at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @belascola and @EstrellaTV. Follow the conversation using #LAFIGHTCLUB and #BoxeoEstelar.
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Arum and King Reunite as Conlan, Ramirez & Imam Prepare for St. Patrick’s Day Garden Party

Mar 16, 2018

Final Press Conference: Ramirez and Imam Fight for WBC History, Conlan Hopes to Excite Irish Faithful, Arum and King Reunited Once Again

LIVE on ESPN, Saturday, March 17 at 8 p.m. EST and beginning at 5:30 on the ESPN App

Michael Conlan Looks to Extend Unbeaten Record

Ramirez-Imam Marks 2,000th WBC World Title Fight!

(Photo Credit: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)

NEW YORK (March 15, 2017) — Jose Ramirez and Amir Imam will be fighting for history. Ireland’s Michael “Mick” Conlan is ready to impress.

Ramirez (21-0, 16 KOs), from Avenal, Calif., will face Imam (21-1, 18 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Lightweight title, marking the 2,000th world title bout in the WBC’s 55-year history. The winner of the bout will receive a special belt commemorating the occasion.

And, one year to the day after making his professional debut at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square, Conlan (5-0, 4 KOs) returns to the venue to face David Berna (15-2, 14 KOs) in an eight-round featherweight special attraction. Joining Conlan at the press conference was WWE superstar Finn Bálor, who presented Conlan with a WWE championship belt.

Oleksandr Gvozdyk (14-0, 12 KOs), one of the light heavyweight division’s most fearsome punchers, will fight France’s Mehdi Amar (34-5-2 16 KOs) for the interim WBC Light Heavyweight title.

Ramirez vs. Imam, Conlan vs. Berna, and Gvozdyk vs. Amar will headline a spectacular St. Patrick’s Day world title extravaganza, Saturday, March 17, at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. The Ramirez vs. Imam world championship event will be televised live and exclusively at 8 p.m. EST on ESPN and stream live on the ESPN App, beginning at 5:30 p.m. EST.

Promoted by Top Rank and Don King Productions, in association with Madison Square Garden, tickets, priced at $206, $156, $106, $81, $56 and $31, can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008), and online at www.ticketmaster.com and www.MSG.com.

The undercard will also feature three of Puerto Rico’s top fighters. Felix Verdejo (23-0, 15 KOs) returns from a 13-month layoff to face Antonio Lozada, Jr. (38-2, 32 KOs), former IBF Junior Lightweight world champion Jose Pedraza (22-1, 12 KOs) begins his lightweight campaign against Jose Luis Rodriguez (26-11-1, 14 KOs), and the unbeaten Christopher Diaz (22-0, 14 KOs) defends his NABO Super Featherweight belt against Braulio Rodriguez (19-2, 17 KOs).

18-year-old Joseph Adorno (5-0, 5 KOs) will fight Ivan de la Madrid in a four-round super featherweight bout, while super bantamweight Jose Gonzalez (8-0-2, 2 KOs) will take on Adan Gonzales in a six-round rematch of their December 9 fight, which was ruled a majority draw.

Bob Arum

“Don King, who’s sitting on my left, has a big picture of the man who is, unfortunately, the President of the United States. I’m here with a red cap that says, ‘pro-immigrant and proud.’ I really dedicate this card to the Dreamers, particularly, who deserve a pathway to citizenship because they are contributing greatly to this country. And to the immigrants who came here illegally, who worked their whole lives in the fields, picking the produce that fed the people in the United States and around the world, we have to find a way to give these people the pathway to citizenship.”

Jose Ramirez

I’m very thankful for the opportunity. It’s definitely a blessing to be able to fight here for my first world title, here at the ‘Mecca of Boxing’ here in New York City. To be able to showcase my talent to a whole different crowd, it’s part of becoming a superstar. It’s part of growing as a fighter. It’s part of growing as an entertainer. And I can’t wait to showcase my talent on Saturday against Amir Imam.”

Me as a fighter, I signed up to fight against the best fighters in the world. Making it through the Olympics, I know that my experience, talent, and skills are there for me to become a world champion. And not just a world champion, but to make a big statement in the 140-pound division.”

“I started boxing when I was 8 years old. I’ve been boxing for 17 years. I’ve had 17 years to prepare myself for this moment Saturday night. I hope to showcase my talent at my best, and I hope Amir Imam brings the best out of him to bring the best out of me.”

Rick Mirigian (Manager, Jose Ramirez)

I want to thank Don King because he just made the after-party that much better. Because now, it’s going to be his retirement party!”

Amir Imam

“A lot of fighters don’t get to fight here, and I’m blessed and honored to be here, fighting for the WBC’s 2,000th title fight. And I’m ready to go.”

“He’s a tough fighter. I see a lot in him. I’m not overlooking him, and I know we trained hard for this training camp. I’m ready to get the WBC belt.”

‘I’ve been doing this since I was 12 years old. Everybody that boxes pretty much has been doing this since they were young, so they had a dream to become an Olympian. That didn’t happen for me, but now it’s time to get the title.”

“Tune in, man. It’s going a to be a great fight, an electrifying fight. Main event. ESPN.”

Michael Conlan

“It means a lot to me to be back. Every time I come to New York, I feel at home by everybody here, everybody at The Garden. Every time I walk down the street, I see someone I know. It does feel like I’m in Ireland when I am here. It’s almost one year to the day {since my pro debut}, and I’m excited to show I’m a more mature and improved Michael Conlan.”

“I’ve moved back toward home. I’m training in London now. I’m training alongside Adam Booth. It’s a great stable. There’s a lot of top fighters there, unified world champions. I’m getting a lot of good work. It’s probably the best camp I’ve had as a professional. I know people say that every time that they’re going to step in the ring, but I do believe this is the best I’ve felt. And, I’m looking forward to showing that on Saturday.”

Oleksandr Gvozdyk

“I think I had my best camp so far and my rival will see it Saturday. All the fans should expect a good fight.”

“I’m happy to fight on ESPN and thank ESPN for giving me the opportunity to expose my skills to more people.”

Mehdi Amar:

“I’m happy to be here in New York facing a great opponent for such a prestigious title. I just want to fight good rounds and give a good performance.”

Felix Verdejo

“I’m going to come back more mature. I’m coming back stronger than ever, and I’m going to show what Puerto Rico is made of.”

“I’m just here to show my skills and come out with the victory on Saturday.”

Jose Pedraza

I feel very happy signing with Top Rank. That’s something we were waiting for a long time. I know good things are going to come from this signing.”

“The fans can expect the Pedraza of old, the one who likes to practice the art of boxing, and that’s to hit and not be hit.”

Christopher Diaz

“I think we are close to a title fight, and we have to keep learning. When the fight comes, we’re going to win.”

“I want to fight the best to be the best. Here I am. I want to be the best at 130 pounds, and I’m going to make it.”

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FRANCISCO ‘EL BANDIDO’ VARGAS, EX MONARCA MUNDIAL, CHOCARÁ CONTRA ‘LIGHTNING’ ROD SALKA

Mar 15, 2018
FRANCISCO ‘EL BANDIDO’ VARGAS, EX MONARCA MUNDIAL, CHOCARÁ CONTRA ‘LIGHTNING’ ROD SALKA EN LA EDICIÓN DEL 12 DE ABRIL DE
GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN DESDE EL FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO
 
EL RESPALDO ESTARÁ LLENO DE LOS MEJORES Y DESTACADOS PROSPECTOS DEL EXCLUSIVO ESTABLO DE GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS
 
¡Los boletos saldrán a la venta el viernes 16 de marzo a las 10:00 a.m. PT
 
LOS ÁNGELES, California 15 de marzo de 2018.- Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (24-1-2, 17 nocáuts), el dos veces ganador de la Pelea del Año y ex campeón mundial superpluma del CMB, regresará para mostrar su tremendo talento cuando se mida ante “Lightning” Rod Salka (24-4, 4 nocáuts) en el choque estelar a 10 episodios en peso superpluma de la edición del 12 de abril de GoldenBoy Boxing on ESPN desde el Fantasy Springs Resort Casino en Indio, California. ESPN2 y ESPN Deportes transmitirán los combates empezando a las 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. La transmisión en vivo de ESPN3 iniciará a las 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.
 
“El Bandido” Vargas, conocido por su aguerrido estilo de combatir, siempre atrae a los fanáticos del boxeo. El nativo de Ciudad de México, México ha participado en dos duelos consecutivos de Pelea del Año ante los ex campeones mundiales Takashi Miura y Orlando “Siri” Salido respectivamente. Vargas, de 31 de años de edad, está ansioso de recuperar el título que perdió ante Miguel “El Alacrán” Berchelt, pero sólo si sale con la mano el alto el 12 de abril.
 
“Quiero volver a ser campeón mundial”, indicó Francisco Vargas. “Estoy trabajando como siempre con disciplina. Quiero darles un buen espectáculo. [Rod] Salka no me detendrá”, enfatizó.
 
Salka entrará al cuadrilátero con la esperanza de convertirse en un contendiente en las 130 libras, la división donde pertenece realmente. Salka ha sufrido derrotas ante oponentes más grandes, pero ha bajado poco a poco a esta nueva categoría y ha salido con la mano en alto en sus últimas cinco peleas. El nativo de Bunola, Pensilvania está emocionado de combatir en una nueva división donde se siente más cómodo y donde está hambriento para coronarse como campeón mundial.
 
“Estoy emocionado de combatir en las 130 libras”, señalo Rod Salka. “Francisco Vargas está entre yo y el campeón mundial Miguel ‘Alacrán’ Berchelt, así que tendrá que ser eliminado. No puedo esperar para el 12 de abril”, sentenció.
 
Genaro “El Conde” Gámez (7-0, 5 nocáuts) retornará al Fantasy Springs Resort Casino tras su victoria por nocaut técnico en el cuarto asalto el 22 de febrero frente al hidrocálido Miguel Ángel “Terry” Mendoza. “El Conde” se enfrentará al tozudo púgil filipino Recky “The Terror” Dulay (10-3, 7 nocáuts) en una pelea a ocho asaltos en peso ligero.
 
Javier Martínez (5-0, 3 nocáuts), el prospecto en acenso quien entrena bajo la mirada experta del reconocido entrenador Joel Díaz, peleará en el combate comodín a seis episodios en peso pluma. Aaron McKenna (1-0) tendrá acción en un combate a cuatro asaltos en peso welter.
Rommel Caballero, de Coachella, California, realizará su debut en el boxeo de paga en una batalla a cuatro asaltos en peso pluma. Caballero, un impresionante peleador amateur, olímpico juvenil, y hermano menor del ex monarca mundial gallo de la IBF Randy “El Matador” Caballero, buscará tener un gran debut frente a sus exigentes aficionados de su ciudad natal.
 
Javier Padilla (5-0-1, 5 nocáuts) abrirá la velada en un combate a seis asaltos en peso supergallo. Oponentes para estos emocionantes peleadores, junto con el evento co estelar, serán anunciados en breve.
 
Vargas vs. Salka es un pleito a 10 asaltos en peso superpluma presentado por Golden Boy Promotions. El evento es patrocinado por Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” y Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” Los combates se efectuarán el jueves 2 de abril de 2018 en el Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. ESPN2 y ESPN Deportes transmitirán los combates empezando a las 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. La transmisión en vivo de ESPN3 iniciará a las 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.
 
Los boletos para el evento estarán a la venta el viernes 16 de marzo a las 10:00 a.m. PT comenzando desde $25 dólares en la taquilla de Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Para comprarlos por teléfono llamar a 1-800-827-2946. Los boletos también están disponibles para su compra en www.FantasySprings.com
 
Los medios interesados en asistir a Golden Boy Boxing: Vargas vs. Salka deben solicitar credenciales enviando un correo electrónico a clavoie@fantasysprings.net antes de las 5:00 p.m. PT del viernes 6 de abril.
 
Para más información visite: www.goldenboypromotions.com http://www.espn.com/boxing/. Síganos en Twitter: @GoldenBoyBoxing, @OscarDeLaHoya, @ESPN, and @ESPNBoxeo; conviértase en un fanático de Facebook en www.Facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing; y visítenos en Instagram: @GoldenBoyBoxing y @OscarDeLaHoya. Siga la conversación utilizando #GBPonESPN.
 
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RYAN ‘KINGRY’ GARCIA AND UNDERCARD NORWALK, CALIF

Mar 15, 2018

RYAN ‘KINGRY’ GARCIA AND UNDERCARD NORWALK, CALIF. MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

(ABOVE: Jonathan “Thunder” Navarro, Joet Gonzalez, Ryan “Kingry” Garcia, Raul “El Cugar” Curiel, Emilio Sanchez)
Photo Credit: Lina Baker/Seeyouringside Photography
Video credit: Golden Boy Promotions
 
Tickets still Available!
NORWALK, CALIF. (March 14, 2018): Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (13-0, 12 KOs), the 2017 consensus prospect of the year out of Victorville, Calif., hosted a media workout at
Legendz Boxing ahead of his 10-round fight for the Junior NABF Super Featherweight Title and the vacant NABA USA Super Featherweight Title in the main event of the March 22 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Garcia, a rising phenomenon of modern boxing, will face the tough Mexican pugilist
Fernando Vargas (32-15-3, 24 KOs) in this ten-round affair.
Fighters from this exciting undercard also participated in the workout. Certified contender of Glendora, CA, Joet Gonzalez (18-0, 10 KOs) will combat Rolando Magbanua (26-6, 18 KOs) of Cotabato, Phillipines in a scheduled 10-round featherweight fight. Mexican Olympian Raul “El Cugar” Curiel (2-0, 1 KO), hoping to catch the ESPN coverage as the TV swing bout, will return in a six-round welterweight fight against Quantavious Green (1-1, 1 KO) of Shreveport, La. East Los Angeles, Calif.’s Jonathan “Thunder” Navarro (12-0, 6 KOs) will take on Gabriel Gutierrez (5-6, 3 KOs) of El Paso, Texas in a scheduled eight-round super lightweight fight after the ESPN transmission. Opening up fight night will be top-notch prospect Emilio Sanchez (16-0, 11 KOs) of Pacoima, Calif. will return in an eight-round super bantamweight fight against Filipino fighter Eugene Lagos (12-5-2, 7 KOs).
 
Here is what today’s participants had to say at the workout:

RYAN ‘KINGRY’ GARCIA, Junior NABF Super Featherweight
Champion:
 
“I’m so excited to be in the main event. This is just the first chapter of my book. If I see opening for a knockout, I will take it. If I have to slow down, then I’ll do it. This March 22 expect something big. I have a vision: I might sleep him with the first shot I throw. I’m going to speak it into existence!”
JOET GONZALEZ, Featherweight Contender:
“This is my year. I’ve been winning every fight in an exciting fashion. This year I deserve a regional title so I can be one step closer to my goal of becoming world champion.”
 
 
 
 
 
EMILIO SANCHEZ, Super Bantamweight Prospect:
“I spent one month in Mexico for this fight. I had great sparring with world champions. It was different because of the altitude, the atmosphere and the gym. After this fight, I expect to be in the main event of an ESPN card this year.”
 
 
RAUL “EL CUGAR” CURIEL, Welterweight Prospect:
“Training camp went well in Guadalajara, Mexico with Professor Manny Robles. We know that our opponent is strong with a big desire to win. However, I love giving the fans great performances. I don’t care how I win, but that I come out with my hand raised and with good health.”
JONATHAN “THUNDER” NAVARRO, Super Lightweight Prospect:
“Training camp has been excellent and I’m more than ready to fight. I predict a first-round knockout next week.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Garcia vs. Vargas is a 10-round fight for the Junior NABF and vacant NABA USA Super Featherweight Titles presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The fights will take place on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Doors to the Special Events Center will open at 4:00 p.m. PT and the first fight begins at 4:05 pm PT. ESPN and ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT, and stream live on ESPN3 starting at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.
Tickets for the event start at $25 and are available at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino box office by calling 1-800-827-2946, or by purchasing online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
Media interested in attending Golden Boy Boxing: Garcia vs. Vargas must request credentials by emailing clavoie@fantasysprings.net by 5:00 p.m. PT on Friday, March 16.
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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