CLAVES PARA LA VICTORIA FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. vs. CONOR McGREGOR

Aug 24, 2017 0

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CLAVES PARA LA VICTORIA

FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. vs. CONOR McGREGOR

 

Sábado 26 de agosto a las 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT por SHOWTIME PPV®

 

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En la pelea que será sellada en la historia del deporte, se enfrenta uno de los mejores boxeadores libra por libra del mundo, Floyd Mayweather, contra la estrella de las artes marciales mixtas, Conor McGregor en una pelea super welter que será televisada en vivo por SHOWTIME PPV® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) el sábado, 26 de agosto desde el T-Mobile Arena en Las Vegas. Disponible en español a través de programación de audio secundario (SAP).

 

Raúl “El Diamante” Márquez explora las claves para la victoria de esta batalla estelar entre el rey del boxeo y el rey de las artes marciales mixtas, en cuál los dos buscarán comprobar quien es el verdadero rey del combate. Márquez anota que mantenerse invicto, Mayweather tendrá que ser el mismo de siempre. Tendrá que boxear, varear su defensa y frustrar a McGregor. En la otra esquina, si McGregor quiere ser reconocido en el boxeo, tendrá que pelear por fuera y por dentro mientras presiona a Mayweather en los momentos adecuados. Video por YOUTUBE: http://s.sho.com/2vyjW3U

 

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SEAN COMBS AND MARK WAHLBERG DOUBLE DOWN ON MAYWEATHER VS McGREGOR SHOWTIME PPV EVENT

Aug 24, 2017 0

 

SEAN COMBS AND MARK WAHLBERG DOUBLE DOWN

ON MAYWEATHER VS McGREGOR SHOWTIME PPV® EVENT

 

Grammy® Nominated and Multi-Platinum Global Artist Demi Lovato To Sing The National Anthem

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NEW YORK – August 21, 2017 – Sean Combs and Mark Wahlberg are doubling down on the upcoming SHOWTIME PPV matchup between pound-for-pound boxing king Floyd “Money” Mayweather and UFC champion “The Notorious” Conor McGregor. SHOWTIME Sports® has released a new video where superstars Combs and Wahlberg are following up on their previous Mayweather vs. Pacquiao wager. This time they are going double-or-nothing, with Combs betting again on Mayweather and Wahlberg putting his money down on McGregor. To watch and share The Bet 2 with Sean Combs and Mark Wahlberg, go to: http://s.sho.com/2vhklVa. To download link for broadcast: https://we.tl/ZY8QNHt41n.

 

Today, SHOWTIME® also announced that singer-songwriter Demi Lovato has signed on to sing the National Anthem during the main event. Lovato is a Grammy nominated artist with over six billion global single streams and nine platinum and multi-platinum singles to her name. She recently released Sorry Not Sorry, which has quickly become one of 2017’s biggest hits.

 

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor is a 12-round, super welterweight matchup that pits the legendary boxer Mayweather against the all-time MMA great McGregor in the main event of an unprecedented four-fight pay-per-view boxing card. Mayweather vs. McGregor takes place on Saturday, August 26 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event is produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV and promoted by Mayweather Promotions. The telecast also will be available in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP).

 

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REVISED LINK: SHOWTIME UNVEILS THE KILLERS DIGITAL FEATURE IN ADVANCE OF MAYWEATHER VS. McGREGOR

Aug 19, 2017 0

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SHOWTIME® UNVEILS THE KILLERS DIGITAL FEATURE IN ADVANCE OF MAYWEATHER VS. McGREGOR

 

Feature Released Ahead Of Blockbuster Fight At Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, Live On SHOWTIME PPV® Saturday, August 26

 

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SHOWTIME Sports® unveils an exclusive video featuring prominent rock band The Killers performing their new single, The Man, in advance of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor blockbuster event on Saturday, August 26, live on SHOWTIME PPV from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The 90-second clip, featuring Las Vegas’ famed musical sons, comes as anticipation for the super welterweight matchup builds to a global fever pitch. The Man was released earlier this year ahead of The Killers’ forthcoming album, Wonderful Wonderful, out September 22.

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor is a 12-round super welterweight matchup that pits the legendary boxer Mayweather against the all-time MMA great McGregor in the main event of an unprecedented four-fight pay-per-view boxing card. The event is produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV and promoted by Mayweather Promotions. The telecast also will be available in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP).

 

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ALBERTO ‘EXPLOSIVO’ MACHADO UNIFICA LOS TÍTULOS SUPERPLUMA DE LA NABO Y NABA TRAS SUPERAR POR DECISIÓN UNÁNIME A CARLOS ‘THE SOLUTION’ MORALES

Aug 19, 2017 0
ALBERTO ‘EXPLOSIVO’ MACHADO UNIFICA LOS TÍTULOS SUPERPLUMA DE LA NABO Y NABA TRAS SUPERAR POR DECISIÓN UNÁNIME A CARLOS ‘THE SOLUTION’ MORALES EN EL EVENTO ESTELAR DE GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN EN EL COMPLEJO FERIAL DE PUERTO RICO EN PONCE
NATE GREEN GANA POR CONTROVERSIAL DECISIÓN SOBRE EL FAVORITO EMANUEL RIVERA EN EL COMBATE CO ESTELAR
(Alberto “Explosivo” Machado unificó los títulos superpluma NABO y NABA tras superar por decisión unánime a Carlos “The Solution” Morales en la edición del 18 de agosto de “Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN.”)
Crédito: Hector Santos Guia/ Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC, Golden Boy Promotions
           PONCE, Puerto Rico 18 de agosto de 2017.Alberto “Explosivo” Machado (18-0, 15 nocáuts) obtuvo una importante victoria por decisión unánime sobre Carlos “The Solution” Morales (16-2-3, 6 nocáuts) para unificar los títulos superpluma NABO y NABA en el evento estelar de Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN en el Ferial de Puerto Rico en Ponce. Ambos peleadores revivieron la famosa rivalidad deportiva entre Puerto Rico contra México que una vez más produjo fuegos artificiales. Machado ganó con puntuaciones de  99-90, 99-90 y 98-91.
          “Me sentí bien en el ring”, afirmó Alberto Machado. “Me hacía falta esto para mi carrera; me puse a prueba a mi mismo porque casi todas mis peleas habían sido por nocaut, y estoy contento con la victoria. Carlos [Morales] es un peleador incómodo que usó todo su arsenal y se mantuvo de pie hasta el final. Ahora soy el número 2 o 3 de la AMB, y es cuestión de juntarme con mi empresa, descansar y ver que sigue”, finalizó.
           “Me siento bien”, aseguró Carlos Morales. “Sentí que hice todo lo posible en el ring, pero después del primer asalto me di cuenta de que necesitaba cambiar la estrategia y no ser golpeado otra vez. Machado es un peleador fuerte, golpea muy fuerte. Ahora es hora de que revise, descanse y vuelva a subir,” concluyó.
          En una controversial decisión, Nate Green (9-0, 2 nocáuts) de Brooklyn, Nueva York derrotó a Emanuel “Bebo” Rivera (17-2, 11 nocáuts) de Toa Baja, Puerto Rico por decisión unánime en el evento co estelar a ocho asaltos. Rivera fue dominante en cada asalto, derribando a Green en el segundo episodio antes de lastimar a Green en cada uno de los siguientes asaltos. Sin embargo, Green ganó con tres puntuaciones de 77-74.
            Edwin Rodríguez (8-4-1, 4 nocáuts) logró una sorpresiva victoria por decisión mayoritaria contra Juan Carlos Camacho Jr (6-1, 4 nocáuts) en un combate a seis giros en peso supermosca. El combate inició explosivamente con ambos peleadores intercambiando en el centro del cuadrilátero. Sin embargo, Rodríguez empezó a presionar a Camacho efectivamente en los siguientes episodios, conectando con fuertes ganchos de izquierda que causó que se inflamara el ojo de Camacho. Rodríguez ganó con dos puntuaciones de 58-56, mientras un juez anotó un empate.
           Josean Serra (10-1, 7 nocáuts) de Ponce, Puerto Rico se impuso por decisión unánime ante el mexicano Manuel Galaviz (7-20, 3 nocáuts) en una batalla a cuatro episodios en peso gallo. Serra ganó con puntuaciones de 40-36, 49-37 y 39-36.
         Comenzando la transmisión de ESPN3, Luis Feliciano (3-0) de Milwaukee, Wisconsin se anotó una victoria por decisión unánime ante Jimmy Rosario (2-5, 1 nocaut) de Vega Baja, Puerto Rico en un choque a seis giros en la categoría superligero. Feliciano ganó con tres puntuaciones de 60-54.
            Edwin Valentín (1-0, 1 nocaut) realizó su debut como profesional con una impresionante victoria por la vía del cloroformo sobre Franklin Torres (0-1) en el primer asalto. El combate fue detenido al 1:10 del primer asalto.
            José Bartolomei (4-0, 4 nocáuts) ganó por nocaut técnico en el primer episodio ante Giovanny Rivera (1-9, 1 nocaut) en peso pluma. Bartolomei, quien es de Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico, realizó su trabajo rápidamente, pues la batalla fue detenida al 2:29 del primer asalto.
          En el primer combate de la velada boxística, Christian Tapia (3-0, 3 nocáuts), el prospecto ligero de Coamo, Puerto Rico, obtuvo una impresionante victoria por nocaut técnico en el cuarto asalto sobre José Carmona (1-7,1 nocaut). Después de tres asaltos de castigo, la pelea fue detenida al :01 del cuarto episodio.
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MIGUEL COTTO AND UNDERCARD FIGHTERS LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT

Aug 17, 2017 0
MIGUEL COTTO AND UNDERCARD FIGHTERS LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
 
ACTION PACKED EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AUG. 26 AT STUBHUB CENTER IN CARSON, CALIF. AND TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®
(ABOVE: Former four-division world champion Miguel Cotto trains with Freddie Roach at Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood, Calif. on Aug. 16, 2017.)
 
Credit: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions
LOS ANGELES (Aug. 16, 2017) Former four-division world champion Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) hosted a media workout today at the Wild Card Boxing Gym ahead of his 12-round fight against Yoshihiro “El Maestrito” Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs) for the WBO World Junior Middleweight title that will take place on Saturday, Aug. 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PTAlso participating in the workout was the highly talented 122-pound contender Ronny Rios (28-1, 13 KOs), who will take on Rey Vargas (29-0, 22 KOs) in a 12-round co-main event for Vargas’ WBC Super Bantamweight time.
The workout also featured many fan favorites from the Aug. 26 undercard. Here is what the fighters had to say regarding their respective bouts at today’s workout:
MIGUEL COTTO, Former Four-Division World Champion:
“Every time that I get fit for a fight, I just find that I work hard. It was not our plan to have 24 months off, but the time off just gave me time to use the opportunity to spend with my family. I don’t think the time off prolonged my career. I’m going to be here until December 21. After this fight, I’m going to rest. Then were going to see what we have.”

RONNY RIOS, Super Bantamweight Contender:

 

“Training camp is the same as always, relaxed, and I’m enjoying it, having fun as I go. But, I’ve been training hard. I expect Rey Vargas to be coming forward the first couple rounds, and I expect a full attempt to fight.”
“I know they’re going to prepare for my jab and body work. The biggest challenge is the last week of the fight. You just want to be in there, when you’re in the ring, everything slows down, everything feels like it’s moving in slow motion.You want to fight the best and get to a certain level. It was a big surprise learning we were going for a title. I gotta go out there and make a statement. I don’t want to just go out there and fight; I want to make a statement.”
JOET GONZALEZ, Featherweight Prospect:
“I’m just training hard. This is my last week to train hard. I’m eating good, eating clean. It’s easy to make weight. I gotta be smart. I know he’s [Deivis Bassa] a veteran as he’s got a lot of experience. I know I’ve got to be ready. I want to prove who I am, who Joet Gonzalez is. I’ve got a great team behind me, and I’m excited.”
EMILIO SANCHEZ, Featherweight Prospect:
“Camp is going great. I’m working on my defense and offense, and my diet’s going well. I try eating healthy, but it’s hard sometimes. I’m sharpening my defense, those are the skills I’m working on. It motivates me that my family and friends are there cheering me on. After this fight, I’m hoping to be the main event at the Belasco and fight better opponents.”
TENOCHTITLAN “T-DOG” NAVA, Featherweight Prospect:
“Training has been going great. Lots of cardio. What’s different is I’m having more fun. I’ve been sparring a lot with the other fighters. This fight is going to be super exciting.”
ALEXIS ROCHA, Welterweight Prospect:
“I’m fighting six rounds already which is very fast for my age. I thank Golden Boy for everything they’re doing for me. We’re just staying sharp, mentally, physically-I feel ready.
“My job is just to go in there and break the body down. I’m strict on my diet right now. Overall, I’m just focusing on what I’m going to do. My brother [Ronny Rios] and I train together. It’s definitely easy to train together. After this fight, I want to prove I’m one of the best prospects coming up.”
JAVIER PADILLA, Bantamweight Prospect:
“I know nothing about my opponent [Ricardo Arias]. I just do my training. I listen to my coaches and do what they say. I’m hoping to prove I’m a worthy fighter from this fight.”
RUBEN RODRIGUEZ, Super Lightweight Prospect:
“I’m very excited. It’s a great opportunity for me to show what I can do. It is really great being on such a great card. It’s a great experience for me. I’m just seeing what I can do, just trying to show I’m on top.”
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GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PLACES SPOTLIGHT ON FOUR-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION MIGUEL COTTO

Aug 15, 2017 0
GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PLACES SPOTLIGHT ON FOUR-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION MIGUEL COTTO
 
COTTO VS. KAMEGAI HEADLINES HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® LIVE FROM STUBHUB CENTER ON AUG. 26
Miguel Cotto Spotlight
Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
LOS ANGELES (Aug. 15, 2017) Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs), the only boxer from Puerto Rico to earn five world titles in four weight divisions, will look to capture his sixth world title when he takes on Yoshihiro “El Maestrito” Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs) for the WBO Junior Middleweight title. Cotto will make his triumphant return to the ring after a layoff of nearly two years and will appear on HBO for an astounding 23rd time. The event takes place Saturday, Aug. 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
The future Hall of Famer spoke about the importance of his extensive career, his partnership with Golden Boy Promotions, and his father in developing his family-first outlook.
Here is what Miguel Cotto had to say in an exclusive Q&A Session:
“I have proved my whole career that I have been ready for anyone. I am a good boxer and I have no doubt that I can match anyone. As I look at my career, I have no regrets, everything has worked out and I am proud of the legacy I have built. I think one of the more satisfying fights I’ve been in was my victory against Antonio Margarito — I got my revenge against him then.”
“In my time off, I feel like I’ve become a more mature, more focused, complete fighter. Our partnership with Golden Boy Promotions is part of that — Oscar De La Hoya and his company have always been there to support me and my team, and I am glad I get to share the last leg of my career with them in the best way possible. We have already seen the positives of working with them, and we are excited for the partnership we have developed that goes beyond this fight.”
“I became the man I am today because of my father. He taught me the way you have to be, to put your family first in your life. I have no doubt that my father, mother and whole family are proud of me. The discipline that my family has taught me is the same that I want to show my kids, that they too can achieve their goals and dreams just as I have. I think above being a great boxer, I take a bigger pride in being a great father.”
“Kamegai is the best opponent for me right now in my career — he is a warrior in the ring. When we were looking through our options, he was one of the first names that popped up. I don’t really worry about what or how my opponent trains – all that matters is how well our team prepares. Freddie Roach has always been good to me, has been critical to my preparation over the years, and our team has always enjoyed working together like a family. I will be prepared for Kamegai on August 26 mentally and physically. It will be a great fight.”
Cotto vs. Kamegai, a 12-round fight for the vacant WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions and sponsored by Tecate “BORN BOLD,” Casa Mexico Tequila and Fred Loya Insurance. Rey Vargas vs. Ronny Rios is a 12-round world championship fight for the WBC Super Bantamweight Title, and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Promociones del Pueblo. The event will take place Saturday, Aug. 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
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GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PLACES SPOTLIGHT ON FOUR-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION MIGUEL COTTO

Aug 15, 2017 0
GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PLACES SPOTLIGHT ON FOUR-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION MIGUEL COTTO
 
COTTO VS. KAMEGAI HEADLINES HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® LIVE FROM STUBHUB CENTER ON AUG. 26
Miguel Cotto Spotlight
Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
LOS ANGELES (Aug. 15, 2017) Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs), the only boxer from Puerto Rico to earn five world titles in four weight divisions, will look to capture his sixth world title when he takes on Yoshihiro “El Maestrito” Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs) for the WBO Junior Middleweight title. Cotto will make his triumphant return to the ring after a layoff of nearly two years and will appear on HBO for an astounding 23rd time. The event takes place Saturday, Aug. 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
The future Hall of Famer spoke about the importance of his extensive career, his partnership with Golden Boy Promotions, and his father in developing his family-first outlook.
Here is what Miguel Cotto had to say in an exclusive Q&A Session:
“I have proved my whole career that I have been ready for anyone. I am a good boxer and I have no doubt that I can match anyone. As I look at my career, I have no regrets, everything has worked out and I am proud of the legacy I have built. I think one of the more satisfying fights I’ve been in was my victory against Antonio Margarito — I got my revenge against him then.”
“In my time off, I feel like I’ve become a more mature, more focused, complete fighter. Our partnership with Golden Boy Promotions is part of that — Oscar De La Hoya and his company have always been there to support me and my team, and I am glad I get to share the last leg of my career with them in the best way possible. We have already seen the positives of working with them, and we are excited for the partnership we have developed that goes beyond this fight.”
“I became the man I am today because of my father. He taught me the way you have to be, to put your family first in your life. I have no doubt that my father, mother and whole family are proud of me. The discipline that my family has taught me is the same that I want to show my kids, that they too can achieve their goals and dreams just as I have. I think above being a great boxer, I take a bigger pride in being a great father.”
“Kamegai is the best opponent for me right now in my career — he is a warrior in the ring. When we were looking through our options, he was one of the first names that popped up. I don’t really worry about what or how my opponent trains – all that matters is how well our team prepares. Freddie Roach has always been good to me, has been critical to my preparation over the years, and our team has always enjoyed working together like a family. I will be prepared for Kamegai on August 26 mentally and physically. It will be a great fight.”
Cotto vs. Kamegai, a 12-round fight for the vacant WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions and sponsored by Tecate “BORN BOLD,” Casa Mexico Tequila and Fred Loya Insurance. Rey Vargas vs. Ronny Rios is a 12-round world championship fight for the WBC Super Bantamweight Title, and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Promociones del Pueblo. The event will take place Saturday, Aug. 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
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ALBERTO “EXPLOSIVO” MACHADO AND CARLOS “THE SOLUTION” MORALES

Aug 15, 2017 0
ALBERTO “EXPLOSIVO” MACHADO AND CARLOS “THE SOLUTION” MORALES PHOTOS AND VIDEO FORM PUERTO RICO MEDIA WORKOUT
 
MACHADO AND MORALES HEADLINE AUGUST 18 GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN
(ABOVE LEFT: Alberto “Explosivo” Machado. ABOVE RIGHT: Carlos “The Solution” Morales hitting mitts.)
 
 
Photo Credit: Hector Santos Guia/ Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC, Golden Boy Promotions
CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO (Aug. 14, 2017) Heating up the island of Puerto Rico, NABO Super Featherweight champion Alberto “El Explosivo” Machado (17-0, 15 KOs) and NABA Super Featherweight champion Carlos “The Solution” Morales (16-1-3, 6 KOs) hosted a media workout at Fundación El Ángel de Miguel Cotto today ahead of their 10-round super featherweight unification fight headlining the Aug. 18 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN. Catch the live coverage of Machado vs. Morales on ESPN Deportes starting at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST, and on ESPN2 beginning at 11 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. PT.
Machado vs. Morales is a 10-round fight for the NABO and NABA super featherweight titles, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD and Hennessy, never stop, never settle. The bout will take place on Friday, August 18 at Complejo Ferial De Puerto Rico in Ponce. The ESPN 3 and ESPN app will begin at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT and coverage will air live on ESPN Deportes starting at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT and on ESPN2 at 11 p.m. ET/ 8:00 p.m. PT.
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EDDY REYNOSO AND ABEL SANCHEZ INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CONFERENCE

Aug 15, 2017 0
EDDY REYNOSO AND ABEL SANCHEZ INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT AND AUDIO
 
LOS ANGELES (Aug. 14, 2017) Eddy Reynoso, head trainer to two-division world champion and current Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs), and Abel Sanchez, head trainer to WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs), hosted an international media conference call head of the highly anticipated Canelo vs. Golovkin, a 12-round fight for the middleweight championship of the world that will take place during Mexican Independence Day weekend on Saturday, Sept. 16 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Roberto Diaz, Matchmaker of Golden Boy Promotions, and Tom Loeffler, Promoter of Golovkin, also participated in today’s conference call. “Supremacy,” the showdown that will determine who is the king of the middleweight division, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
Here is what Eddy Reynoso, Abel Sanchez, Roberto Diaz and Tom Loeffler said during today’s call:
ROBERTO DIAZ, Matchmaker of Golden Boy Promotions: Thank you to all the media that have dialed in today for Canelo vs. Golovkin trainers international media conference call with Canelo’s trainer, Eddy Reynoso, and Gennady Golovkin, GGG’s trainer, Abel Sanchez.
The middleweight battle for World Champion Canelo Alvarez and WBC, IBO, IBF and WBA Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. It’s Saturday September 16 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and will be televised by the best network, the network of champions, HBO Pay-Per-View.
Today we will hear from both trainers on how their fighters are preparing for the biggest fight of their careers, with the opportunity to ask some questions.
I want to take a moment to thank our sponsors: Tecate “BORN BOLD,” Hennessy, Never Stop, Never Settle, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Fred Loya Insurance, Interjet, Fathom Events, Tsesnabank and Capital Holdings.
I also want to remind everyone to mark their calendars for episode Episode #1 of 24/7, Canelo/Golovkin which premieres Saturday, August 26 on HBO, immediately following the World Championship Boxing Doubleheader from the StubHub Center.
Lastly, don’t forget that while tickets for T-Mobile Arena are sold out, there’s still tickets for the closed circuit at the Bellagio Resort and Casino, MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, The Mirage Hotel and Casino, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, New York-New York Hotel and Casino, Luxor Hotel and Casino and Circus Circus Las Vegas are priced at $75, not including applicable fees. All seats are general admission and are currently on sale. Tickets may be purchased at any MGM Resorts International Box Office, by phone with a major credit card at 1-800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
I’d like to hand it over to our co-promotor, Tom Loeffler to make some brief comments and introduce Gennady Golovkin’s trainer, Mr. Abel Sanchez.
TOM LOEFFLER, Promoter of Gennady Golovkin: Thanks, Robert. Couldn’t be more excited about this event coming up. I mean, you can’t describe it other than it’s the biggest event in boxing.
We’ve gotten a tremendous response since both of these warriors agreed to fight each other September 16. It’s been — everything’s gone smooth, working together with Golden Boy.
I’ve been up to the camp a number of times. We’ve never gotten so many media requests to come up to the Summit Gym up in Big Bear where Abel Sanchez does all the training, and it’s just the flood of requests is amazing.
You always have to balance it between accommodating the media requests and Gennady actually preparing for the fight. With that being said, I want to introduce the two-time trainer of the year, Abel Sanchez.
ROBERTO DIAZ: Let me introduce to you guys one of the best trainers. While we get Abel back on the line, let’s hear opening comments from one of the best trainers in the business today, Eddy Reynoso who is preparing Canelo for his showdown with Gennady Golovkin.
EDDY REYNOSO, Head Trainer of Canelo Alvarez: I just want to say hello to everybody, good morning, and we are here to serve you.
I can’t agree more. Like Tom said, it’s the fight that all the media, all the fans have been asking for. It’s here, just a few weeks away, and this is why you definitely don’t want to miss it. It could go down as one of the best middleweight fights in history.
ABEL SANCHEZ, Head Trainer of Gennady “GGG” Golovkin: Thank you, Robert, for the intro. Good morning to everybody on the line, all the media.
Training is going great. We’re really looking forward to September 16. I think the two best fighters in boxing are going to meet each other that night. That’s it. Thank you.
Q. Obviously, the competition is between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez, but I know that trainers are competitive, also, and certainly want to win for their own careers and obviously for their fighters’ careers. I want to know from your perspective, when you say it’s the two best fighters in boxing in a big, big fight that we have on September 16, how do you look at it in terms of the competition between yourself and your opposing trainer, Eddy Reynoso?
ABEL SANCHEZ: I think at this point if you consider those two fighters the best fighters in boxing, these are the two best trainers in boxing, also. Eddy and Chepo have done a great job with Canelo, and I think we have done a great job with Gennady.
The winner on the 16th is not necessarily the best fighter in boxing, but the best fighter that night. Same with the trainers. I think that the competition between us needs to be there so that we can prepare our guys to be the best they can be that night.
Q. Can you also tell me, we’ve seen Gennady knockout so many opponents, obviously didn’t get the knockout in the fight with Danny in March but he had a 23-knockout streak before that. But Canelo has had some spectacular knockouts himself in his recent fights; not necessarily Chavez fight but prior to that.
Both guys are looked at as punchers in this fight and they are both obviously very good boxers. When you look at the matchup, do you think this is more of a fight where Gennady is going to be the guy to be the biggest puncher or is he going to be the one to have to get the win to out-box Canelo? How do you view this matchup?
ABEL SANCHEZ: I see both guys being aggressive and I see Gennady being more physical. I see Gennady trying to dictate the pace. Canelo has proven that he’s a warrior. We’re looking for a tough fight.
I think that both guys are going to hurt each other, and they may go down. But I think we will be treated to a throwback fight like in the mid 80s when the four kings, the five kings, were around.
Q. You say you might see Gennady get knocked down. In his entire professional career and amateur career, there was no evidence of him being seriously hurt in a fight or even close to going down. Is that because you have that much respect for Canelo’s punching power, or are you just trying to hype this up a little bit?
ABEL SANCHEZ:No, no, I have respect not only for his punching power, but I have respect for Eddy and Chepo doing the things that are necessary to counteract some of the things that we’re going to be doing.
I think it’s a fight where it’s going to be a chess match at the beginning and then once you get past that point where they are trying to see what each other is doing, they are going to go at each other. And it’s going to be up to us in the corner to make sure we dictate what we want done and make sure that we come up with a different plan if the first one is not working.
Q. Similar to what I asked Abel as is related to the competition that exists between the trainer, Abel Sanchez was the 2015 Trainer of the Year, has got a lot of credit for the work he’s done, not only with Gennady but for some other fighters. Eddy has never been the Trainer of the Year. I think a lot of the people think the winner of this fight might be the Fighter of the Year. How big of a deal is it for Eddy to compete against another outstanding trainer like Abel Sanchez and maybe etch himself as a possible trainer of the year if his man gets the big victory?
EDDY REYNOSO: Good afternoon, everybody. Thank you. Look, at the end of the day, the most important thing for us is that our fighter wins. We’re doing everything necessary. We’re preparing so that happens come fight night.
Look, at the end of the day, with the results come all the recognitions and everything else will come with it. But the most important thing for us is to win September 16.
Q. To both Abel and Eddy, look, in the past, Freddie Roach, Mayweather Senior, they have all gotten the attention of the boxing world as some of the best trainer, but today, all eyes, all focus, is on Eddy Reynoso and Abel Sanchez. How important is it and how motivating is it that you guys are the top trainers right now and all eyes are on you?
ABEL SANCHEZ: Well, first of all, I’m extremely proud that two Mexicans are guiding the two best fighters in the sport and we are going to be meeting each other for supremacy on the 16th. I will be extremely happy that the fans recognize the fact that it’s not only Canelo as a Mexican, but Gennady has a Mexican style, but Eddy and I are both very proud Mexicans.
EDDY REYNOSO: We’re very, very happy to what we have achieved and happy doing what we love. And we’ve got to keep advancing, keep doing what we do best, and that’s winning and advancing; so that one day, hopefully not too in the distant future, we can be considered as one of the best in the game.
Q. Eddy, when GGG was introduced to mainstream, the American public, he was introduced with the label of “Mexican-style.” And that could be with influence, obviously, of his trainer being Mexican, Abel Sanchez. But the question is: Do you see him as a Mexican-style fighter?
EDDY REYNOSO: Yeah, you know, it obviously has some things of the Mexican style, because his trainer, there’s influence there. He’s taught him some Mexican style of fights. But let’s not forget at the end of the day, he’s from Kazakhstan; that’s where his roots are, and although he may have a little bit of the Mexican style that he’s been taught, at the end of the day, he can’t have the full Mexican style.
Q. To Abel, do you think that after September 16, after the fight, the winner will be considered pound for pound No. 1 in boxing?
ABEL SANCHEZ: I don’t think that’s something for me to say. I think that the journalists and the media at large and the fans will have their opinion. But I think that fight on the 16th, we have the two best boxers in the sport going at each other, so they can determine that.
But going back to what you asked Eddy, I think the Mexican style — part of the Mexican style that Golovkin has adapted, that the fans really, really like is the fact of his aggressiveness. It reminds us of some of the fighters of the past, great Mexicans of the past, like Julio Cesar Chavez and some of Olivares’ fights, and some of the old-timers that they used to give us those great, entertaining fights.
Q. For Abel, with Gennady, because the fight is so big and so much went into making this fight, is there anything different about his demeanor? Can you tell that he’s anticipating or looking forward to this more than previous fight?
ABEL SANCHEZ: Absolutely looking very forward to this. I think he feels that Canelo is the best challenge for him right now. He thinks he’s the best boxer out there possible for him.
The frustration of having the fights in the past and just talking talk, and some of the fights that we’ve had to take, I think he’s excited. I think that his anticipation level for this one is like it used to be, like, say, six, seven fights ago.
Q. How would you compare this fight with what we are going to see next week in Vegas with Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor?
ABEL SANCHEZ: I think we in this conference should concentrate on the two best boxers that are going to fight on the 16th. What happens next week is irrelevant to me. I would just rather wait for the 16th and put the two best fighters in the ring.
EDDY REYNOSO: Bravo, Bravo.
Q. Abel, I was wondering if you could tell us how important Gennady’s jab is in this fight, because he was able to use it very well against Lemieux, but wasn’t quite as accurate with his jab against Jacobs for a variety of reasons.
ABEL SANCHEZ: I think all aspects are very important. We had Lemieux in the ring, and Gennady handled him with the jab. But I don’t think it’s the same — Canelo is not Lemieux. Canelo is a better fighter.
Canelo is going to give us some difficulties, but all aspects of it, not only the jab, but the straight right hand is going to be very important. Defense is going to be very important. It’s not the easy fight that people are looking at. It’s going to be a difficult fight for us and we’re looking forward to the challenge.
Q. What did Jacobs do to take his jab away?
ABEL SANCHEZ: Well, first of all, he ran most of the last part of the fight. But I think his size was a little hard to deal with at the beginning, and then by the time started running, it was difficult to catch up with him.
But Jacobs is a very good fighter, also. Just different kind of problems that he presents. He’s not the fighter, he doesn’t have the boxing ability that Canelo does. Maybe he has the size and power more than Canelo but Canelo is a better boxer.
Q. How much improvement have you seen with Canelo over the last three years?
ABEL SANCHEZ: Tremendous improvement. I think, like I said, Eddy and Chepo have done a fantastic job. I think when we had him here at 19, 20 years old, he looked like a star, like he could have been a star. He looked like he was progressing but the fight that they put him in, the challenges that they have given him, have developed into the star that he is today. I see tremendous improvement.
Q. Eddy, how important is it to neutralize Golovkin’s jab ifs he’s going to win this fight?
EDDY REYNOSO: It’s not just the jab that has to be neutralized. It’s a lot of aspects. He doesn’t just have the jab. He’s a very aggressive fighter. He’s a very strong fighter that comes forward; that will take a couple punches to land one.
So it’s not just the jab. That’s why we’re doing a tremendous camp and making all the adjustments and training and strategy to have a great fight come September 16.
Q. Also, what areas do you feel Canelo has improved on in the last couple of years that makes him ready to win this fight?
EDDY REYNOSO: We are working like we always do on all aspects: Conditioning, counter-punching, attacking, movement.
I truly, truly believe that Canelo is a more complete fighter, a more intelligent fighter, and putting it all together on the 16th, that will let us come out with our hand raised.
Q. Because of his power, because he’s in middleweight, because of his style, is this a fight that is very difficult — but will make Canelo if he wins, the top? And does it bother you that Golovkin has a lot of support from the Mexican fans? And will this be the most difficult fight of Canelo’s career?
 
EDDY REYNOSO: Yes, absolutely. Without a doubt this is going to be the strongest, the toughest fight of his career at this point, and there’s no doubt that that’s what we’re preparing for.
As far as Golovkin having some Mexican fan support, in a country as big as America, for every one that supports Golovkin, there’s nine that support Canelo. So we’ll stick with the nine that support us, and, hey, the other one doesn’t matter. It’s okay.
Q. You both clearly respect each other very much. That’s admirable. I’d like both of you to name something that you like about your opposing trainer; something that you think he does well.
ABEL SANCHEZ: I think what I respect most about the Reynoso’s as a team, Eddy being the head trainer, is the dedication to the sport.
I think it’s important to have these kinds of trainers in the sport because it just makes our sport greater and it allows it to grow the way it should. We’re perpetuating the knowledge that was taught to them, and it makes us better as a sport.
EDDY REYNOSO: No, I admire of Abel’s dedication and hard work and motivation to be in there training. When you do something that you love and are passionate about, that’s where the success comes from. And I also remember, and I’m grateful that awhile back, he left me have some mitts. So I thank him for that.
Q. And do both of you agree that Chepo is probably the better singer than either of you?
ABEL SANCHEZ: Yes, I agree. (Laughter).
EDDY REYNOSO: Yes, absolutely. To compose music and to sing, nobody comes second to him.
Q. Golovkin’s style can accommodate into Canelo’s style, but he’s never faced somebody as strong of a puncher. Is that what worries you most about Golovkin, his power?
EDDY REYNOSO: Yes, Golovkin has a style that is pleasing. It makes fights pleasing and can easily be adapted to, as well. I think that we will see September 16 how it will adapt to Canelo’s style and provide a great fight.
And as far as the power, yes, absolutely that is something we have to be wary of. We respect his power. We know what his power is and we have to be wary of that.
Q. It’s been mentioned that it’s the most dangerous fight to date for Canelo Alvarez. What have you done different in camp? What has been done different to face him?
EDDY REYNOSO: The same thing we always do. Look, we always work on conditioning and we always work on strength and we always work on the strategy. That’s what’s gotten us to where we are today.
You know, we are going to continue doing that, working hard. We know what we have in front. The only thing that changes is the sparring partners depending on what style, and we’re rotating them often. Just like it’s very popular in Mexico right now, the rotations. That’s what we’re doing, just getting ready, preparing properly so that our hand will be raised come September 16.
Q. Is it true that for the Daniel Jacobs, you showed the strategy — the strategy was to show a false vulnerability so that Golden Boy Promotions can then say, look, he’s vulnerable, let’s go ahead and make the fight.
ABEL SANCHEZ: Absolutely not. You never take a chance on losing a fight, and by doing something ridiculous like that, we take a chance of the judges seeing it the other way.
Our fight against Canelo was made because Canelo felt that he was ready, Oscar felt that he was ready and the Reynosos felt that he was ready. But there was no intent on our part, on mine or the team’s part to look bad. We did what we needed to do against Jacobs to win. Jacobs was a difficult opponent, but by no means did we slack off. We want it to start but we want it to start at our best.
Q. Not all the titles are on the line — are they all on the line or are they not?
ABEL SANCHEZ: For us, he’s very proud of the four that he holds right now. He will be risking them on that night. What Canelo and Golden Boy choose to fight for, that’s up to them, but I respect whatever it is that they choose to do. That’s their option and their choice.
EDDY REYNOSO: Look, this has already been something that’s been cleared. Golden Boy sent out the alert to us. Now to us the only thing that’s left is train, prepare, get ready and win the fight.
Q. Abel, since it’s still not confirmed whether GGG is fighting for that WBC title or not, can you explain the drug testing situation? Is there drug testing? Will both fighters be taking part in the IBF day-of weigh-in?
ROBERTO DIAZ: There is a lot of testing. A lot of testing is not put in just only from an organization. There is a lot of testing. Both are fighting regardless if one’s fighting for the belt or not. Both fighters have been tested and are still being tested.
And as far as the IBF second-day weigh-in, yes, they are fighting for the IBF title and that’s the rule of the IBF.
Q. Can somebody, anybody touch on the undercard, is the undercard finalized and set? So far we only see Diego De La Hoya, Antonio Orozco, Ryan Martin; is there anything else to be expected?
ROBERTO DIAZ: Of course. When you have a great event, a great main event, obviously there’s going to be some great appetizers before that. But that will be coming out soon, very soon. Promise.
Q. Abel, question for you. You faced Andre Rozier who trained Curtis Stevens when Golovkin faced him, and of course, he was the trainer for Daniel Jacobs. They had an all-star team, yet you hold Canelo in higher regard than Daniel Jacobs, based on what you were saying earlier, because recently you were quoted as saying that Canelo was basically a slapper; that he wasn’t really a hard puncher, and if Gennady does what he is supposed to do, what you expect him to do, that the fight’s easy. Have you reconsidered that based on some things that you’ve seen recently?
ABEL SANCHEZ: No, absolutely not. What I’m saying is that Canelo is the next one in line and Canelo, when he gets in a hurry, tends to slap.
If you go back to the quote that I said, when he gets in a hurry he tends to slap. But Canelo is the most important and most difficult fight in front of us right now. Why? Because he’s in front of us. He’s on the 16th. If we were fighting Jacobs, I would say the same thing about Jacobs.
But it’s Canelo right now, and he is the most difficult to this point because he is next.
Q. Do you think that based on the opponents that Gennady faced up to this point in his career, that Canelo is a puncher with more variety, with more suddenness, more commitment? He was obviously upset with the notion that he was ducking Golovkin. And the improvement you’ve seen; this why you consider him the most prominent threat Golovkin has ever faced?
ABEL SANCHEZ: I think Canelo is the best counter-puncher he’s faced to date. He may not be the puncher Curtis is with one shot or Lemieux, but he’s a heck of a better boxer than both of those guys. And not only that, he’s directly in front of us right now. So he is the most difficult guy. If we don’t get past him, it doesn’t matter who we get against the rest.
Q. Canelo was obviously upset with the notion that he wasn’t ready for Golovkin last year. He seemed to scoff at the notion that he was somehow avoiding Golovkin and everything else. With that being said, the year that’s passed and that’s ensued, are you seeing a fighter that’s more determined to come out here and prove definitively that he can beat Golovkin and is actually looking for a knockout?
EDDY REYNOSO: This is a fight that, look, it can’t be made overnight. And the ingredient that he has that motivates him is what he’s had since day one. He’s always wanted to be — to go down in history as one of the biggest and best fighters in history. He will continue to work hard and he will continue to go on.
Like I said, these fights aren’t made overnight. It took a little bit of time, but we’re here now.
Q. Abel, one of the things that I noticed in the Canelo fight when he fought Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. was that he allowed himself to be pushed back, and he took a lot of his shots. Do you think that that is going to be an advantage for GGG? Do you think that he’ll be able to do a lot more damage on Canelo if he has Canelo on the ropes?
ABEL SANCHEZ: Let me just say this: Watching that fight, to me, wasn’t indicative of what Canelo would be doing against Golovkin.
Sometimes challenges to fighters at this level, there needs to be — there needs to be that mental challenge. And I think that Canelo is going to be well prepared and he’s going to be ready to do anything he needs to do to not allow Golovkin to push him around. But then that’s our job to make sure that that does happen. If that’s the case, we’ll be treated to a great fight.
Q. Eddy, in terms of Canelo in this fight, one of the things that we know Mexico has a history of great fighters. If Canelo is able to get a win over Golovkin, where would you rank Canelo over those illustrious fighters?
ROBERTO DIAZ: Obviously a fighter of this nature, of Canelo beating Golovkin, you know, it’s automatic that obviously he’ll go down as — and it’s not over. He’s still young. There’s still a lot more fights for him. But it would definitely go on in the record books as one of the biggest victories in boxing for Mexico.
Abel, do you want to make some closing comments?
ABEL SANCHEZ: Thank you, Robert, and thank you to the media that posed all the questions. Thank you to everybody listening. Again, we’re looking forward to a great fight on the 16th. I know Eddy and Chepo are going to have Canelo as ready as he can be. Hopefully we get the kind of response that this fight deserves. Thank you very much.
ROBERTO DIAZ: Thank you, Abel. Thank you very much. Tom, any closing comments?
TOM LOEFFLER: The expectations of this fight is tremendous. I know Abel wasn’t as out spoken as far as the one question, you know, if he thinks the winner of this fight is the best fighter in the sport.
I truly believe, when you have two warriors of this caliber, not only of their fighting style and ring IQ and the fighting caliber, but the market ability that both guys bring to the ring, I think the winner clearly would be the best fighter in the sport of boxing. Not only the fighters, but also I think the trainer that wins this fight, the winning trainer, would definitely be there for trainer of the year.
I think this promotion definitely has a lot riding on it, not only for the fighters and the trainers, but just the event itself has taken on a life of its own. We appreciate everyone for being on the call. Thanks, Robert.
EDDY REYNOSO: Thank you very much for joining us in this conference call and we will be seeing you guys on September 16.
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CHARLES HUERTA GANA POR DECISIÓN DIVIDIDA ANTE MIGUEL ‘MIGUELITO’ GONZÁLEZ

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CHARLES HUERTA GANA POR DECISIÓN DIVIDIDA ANTE MIGUEL ‘MIGUELITO’ GONZÁLEZ EN EVENTO ESTELAR DE LA FIGHT CLUB 
CHRISTIAN ‘CHIMPA’ GONZÁLEZ LOGRA IMPRESIONANTE NOCAUT EN EL TERCER ASALTO ANTE DANIEL PERALES EN COMBATE CO ESTELAR
(Charles Huerta superó a Miguel “Miguelito” González por decision dividida en su duelo estelar a ocho asaltos en peso superpluma del 10 de agosto en LA FIGHT CLUB)
Crédito: Kyte Monroe/BoxStats
          LOS ÀNGELES, California 10 de agosto de 2017.–Charles Huerta (19-5, 11 KOs), el orgullo de Paramount, California, ganó por decision dividida a Miguel “Miguelito” González en un choque a ocho asaltos en peso super pluma en el evento estelar de LA FIGHT CLUB en el Belasco Theater de Los Ángeles, California.
           Los invitados VIP para el evento de esta noche incluyeron a Gabe “King” Rosado, Roberto “Tito” Manzanarez, Jesus “Renuente” Soto Karass , David “Junebug” MijaresCesar Diaz, Joet Gonzalez, and Jousce Gonzalez.
           Huerta, de 31 años de edad quien posee un impresionante victoria por nocaut contra Ivan “Striker” Delgado, combatió inteligentemente en cada asalto, usando golpes cortos para conectar efectivamente. Huerto demostró que tiene la habilidad de boxear desde la distancia o hacia adelante, presionando cuando sentía que estaba lastimado.
 
          Sin embargo, en el octavo asalto, Huerta fue cortado en el lado izquierdo de su cabeza. El corte, que comenzó a sangrar profusamente, obligó al referí a detener la pelea en el último episodio. El combate fue decidida en las tarjetas. Un juez anotó una puntuación de 75-78 para González, mientras que dos jueces anotaron puntuaciones de 77-76 y 78-75 para Huerta.
          “Pensé que ganamos por decisión unánime”, afirmó Charles Huerta. “Sentí que estaba controlando sus golpes y que lo estaba contragolpeando. Diré que me deje y tal vez por eso la pelea se vio más parejo dentro del cuadrilátero. El hizo la pelea difícil. Cuando regreso al gimnasio, trabajaré en mi condición físico para que pueda dar un mejor rendimiento que en esta pelea”, enfatizó.  
           En el combate co estelar, Christian “Chimpa” González (17-1, 14 nocáuts) obtuvo una impresionante victoria por nocaut o en el tercer asalto contra Daniel Perales (10-10-1, 5 nocáuts) de Monterrey, México en peso ligero.
           En cada de los tres episodios, González, de 21 años de edad, empujó a Perales de un lado del cuadrilátero al otro, castigando al cuerpo con fuertes ganchos al hígado. En el tercer asalto, González conecto un gancho al cuerpo que inmediatamente derribó a Perales. Después de no levantarse a tiempo, la pelea fue detenida al 1:14 del tercer round.
 
            “Después de haber entrenado por ocho semanas, el mejor momento en el mundo es cuando el referí detiene el combate,” afirmó Christian Gonzalez. “Desde me ultima pelea, aprendí a ser más relajado, tomar mi tiempo y tener pas paciencia en el ring. Perales tiraba buenos golpes izquierdos y tenía mucho poder, pero practicamos mi jab y queríamos pelear un round a la vez. ¡Estoy contento que obtuvimos el nocaut en el tercer asalto!”, subrayó González. 
           En el primer combate de la velada boxística, Francisco “Alacrán” Esparza (6-0-1, 2 nocáuts) de Las Vegas, Nevada y Fernando “Chukito” Fuentes (17-7-1, 4 nocáuts) de Hemet, California sostuvieron un choque a seis giros en peso pluma que terminó en un empate mayoritaria. 
           En cada asalto, ambos peleadores intercambiaron explosivamente. En el primer episodio, Esparza fue cortado arriba del ojo izquierdo. Sin embargo, el corte no pudo detener la acción de toma y daca que sucedió en cada asalto. Un juez vio a Esparza ganar con una puntuación de 58-56, mientras dos jueces anotaron un empate.
            “Obviamente los jueces tienen un diferente punto de vista que el que tengo en el cuadrilátero”, aseguró Francisco Esparza. “Chocamos nuestras cabezas constantemente, y me corte arriba del ojo. Estoy afortunado de que el corte no se descontroló. El [Fernando Fuentes] fue un poco más alto y tenía la ventaja de alcance. Cada pelea es una oportunidad para mejorar”, subrayó.
            “El [Francisco Esparza] es un peleador fuerte, pero me estaba dando cabezazos constantemente”, dijo Fernando Fuentes. Estoy oyendo que ellos quieren una revancha, y si peleamos de nuevo, quisiera pelear a ocho asaltos y no a seis. Nos tomó un tiempo para calentarnos, y al inicio del combate el estaba lento. Debió haber tirado mas golpes al inicio”, finalizó.
Huerta vs. Gonzalez fue un combate a ocho asaltos en peso superpluma presentado por Golden Boy Promotions y patrocinado por Tecate “Born BOLD” y Casa México Tequila. 
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