Superfly 3 Press Conference

Aug 10, 2018


Los Angeles, CA (August 9, 2018) Champions and contenders in the vaunted Super Flyweight Division came together today in Los Angeles to discuss their upcoming fight at the highly anticipated SUPERFLY 3 event set for Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the “Fabulous” Forum and televised on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. Joining the fighters were special guest, four-division world champion Roman “Chocalatito” Gonzalez and 360 Promotions’ Tom Loeffler.
Juan Francisco Estrada
I’m very  happy to be here. I wanted the rematch with Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, hopefully that can happen at SUPERFLY 4. I would also like to fight ‘Chocolatito’ and avenge my loss from 2012.”
“I would like to thank ‘Chocolatito for opening the doors to our weight class which enables us to fight on HBO and at the Forum on such big shows.”
“I’m training very hard for this fight in the mountains of Mexico and will be ready for victory and to put on a great show on September 8.”
Donnie Nietes
“I’m happy to be given this opportunity. Thanks very much to ALA Promotions and 360 Promotions; this is a very big fight for me to possibly become a world champion for the fourth time. I know Aston very well, it’s a great fight between Filipino fighters but only in the ring. We have a lot of respect between us.”
Aston Palicte
“Thanks very much to my promoter, Roy Jones Jr. Promotions and 360 Promotions and also to HBO for this opportunity. I’ve known of Donnie for a long time and it will be an honor to share a ring with a Filipino legend. I’m training in Los Angeles for this fight and can’t wait to become a world champion.”
Kazuto Ioka
“I’m very happy to be fighting in the United States for the first time. The SUPERFLY series is the home of so many great champions in the division and I knew that I wanted to fight on this card. Mc Williams Arroyo is a very good fighter and Iook forward to challenging him in the ring on September 8. I’ll be training in Las Vegas for this fight with Ismael Salas.”
McWilliams Arroyo
“I’m so happy to be part of series, it meant so much to my career to defeat Carlos Cuadras in February. I know how good Kazuto Ioka is and I can’t wait to fight him on September 8. Thanks very much to 360 Promotions for this opportunity and to HBO for having me back.”
Roman Gonzalez
“Thank you to everyone for coming to this press conference to honor the great fighters we have here. I have a great deal of respect for all of them. I’m blessed to be part of this series and look forward to fighting and being victorious on September 15 in Las Vegas. Good luck to all the champions on this dais and I wish you all the very best and look forward to seeing your fights on September 8.”
Tom Loeffler/360 Promotions
“We’re honored to have not only these great fighters on SUPERFLY 3 in attendance but also the true flag-bearer for the SUPERFLY series here today, Roman ‘Chocalatito’ Gonzalez. Roman truly spear headed the interest in the super flyweight division when he knocked out Edgar Sosa in May 2016 as a flyweight on HBO and at the Forum. He also had the sensational victory over Carlos Cuadras to become a four-time world champion capturing the WBC Super Flyweight Title headlining on HBO and at the Forum.
“We have to give a lot of thanks to HBO for continuing to support this series along with the media and fans who have welcomed each one of our SUPERFLY events.”
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México vs. Puerto Rico

Aug 10, 2018

José ‘Sniper’ Pedraza Asegura Estar Listo Para Coronarse Campeón Mundial el 25 de Agosto Ante Ray Beltran

El ex campeón mundial retará a Ray Beltrán por el título peso ligero de la OMB el 25 de agosto en la Gila River Arena de Glendale, Arizona

EN VIVO a las 10:30 p.m. ET por ESPN y ESPN Deportes


(Credito de Fotos: Peter Amador / Top Rank)
CIDRA, P.R. (8 de agosto del 2018) – José “Sniper” Pedraza ya conoce como se siente tener un título mundial en sus manos. Ahora, el ex campeón boricua asegura volverá a experimentar esa sensación el 25 de agosto en en la Gila River Arena de Glendale, Arizona.

Ese día, Pedraza (23-1, 12KO’s) retará al campeón mexicano Ray “Sugar” Beltran (35-7-1, 21 KOs) por el título peso ligero de la Organización Mundial Boxeo (OMB) en el evento estelar del cartel que será televisado por ESPN

Pedraza, quien este sábado partirá hacia Las Vegas para finalizar su campamento de entrenamiento, entrenó esta tarde ante los medios de Puerto Rico. Esto fue lo que Pedraza tuvo que decir durante su entrenamiento en la ‘Isla del Encanto’:

Sobre su pelea titular: “Me siento bien motivado y sé que tendré una gran pelea ante Ray Beltran. Él es un peleador fuerte que siempre lo deja todo arriba del ring y batalló por mucho tiempo hasta convertirse en campeón mundial. Sé que esta será una guerra clásica entre México y Puerto Rico.”

Sobre lo que pueden esperar de él el 25 de agosto: “De mi parte pueden esperar mucho boxeo y una gran victoria. Estoy enfocado en mi carrera y en esta pelea. Definitivamente el 25 de agosto Puerto Rico tendrá un nuevo campeón mundial.”

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Aug 10, 2018



“This gives me the opportunity to be back on the mountain top.” – Danny Garcia


“I finally have the opportunity to get what I want.” – Shawn Porter

 Photo Credit: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME


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SHOWTIME Sports® provides a glimpse into the mindsets of Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter as the two former world champions met face-to-face last week in New York City to officially announce their September 8 bout for the vacant WBC Welterweight World Championship, live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.


The main event will pit two of the division’s biggest names against each other as former 147-pound champions Garcia (34-1, 20 KOs) and Porter (28-2-1, 17 KOs) are both eager regain their status at the pinnacle of one of boxing’s deepest divisions.


“I’m coming to fight and when I say that, I mean it,” said Garcia, who lost the WBC belt via a close split decision to Keith Thurman last year. “I feel motivated again and this gives me the opportunity to be back on the mountain top where I’ve been at for so long.”


“When you have a belt, everything else comes to you,” said Porter, who also lost to Thurman via decision in a 2016 Fight of the Year candidate. “I want the WBC title and I’ve said for a long time it didn’t matter who I had to go through to get it. It’s icing on the cake that it happens to be this gentleman next to me.”


The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast also features top 147-pound contender Yordenis Ugas (22-3, 11 KOs) taking on Argentine power puncher Cesar Barrionuevo (34-3-2, 24 KOs)  in a 147-pound title eliminator and unbeaten Polish heavyweight contender Adam Kownacki (17-0, 14 KOs) facing former heavyweight champion Charles Martin (25-1-1, 23 KOs).


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Aug 8, 2018



Two-Fight Coverage To Stream Live On SHOWTIME Sports Social Platforms With A Primetime Encore Presentation On SHOWTIME EXTREME®

Photo credit: Frank Warren


NEW YORK – August 7, 2018 – SHOWTIME Sports will present Carl Frampton’s interim featherweight title defense and the second comeback fight of lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury on Saturday, August 18 live from Belfast, Northern Ireland. SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL® will stream live exclusively to U.S. audiences on the SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page and SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel beginning at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT with an encore presentation later that evening on SHOWTIME EXTREME (10 p.m. ET/PT).


The August 18 event will be the network’s 24th live presentation of boxing through the first eight months of 2018. It will be the sixth live streaming boxing event of the year on SHOWTIME Sports social media platforms and the third from the United Kingdom as the network continues to deliver boxing’s biggest events from around the globe.


Former two-division champion Frampton will defend his interim WBO Featherweight Title against undefeated Australian contender Luke Jackson on the pitch at Windsor Park, where an expected 30,000 fans will witness the first boxing event at the home of Northern Irish football. In the opening bout, former IBF, WBA and WBO Heavyweight World Champion Fury will square off against two-time heavyweight title challenger Francesco Pianeta in Fury’s second comeback fight after a two-and-a-half year layoff.


Live coverage for the Frank Warren-promoted event will be provided by BT Sport with U.K. sportscasters John Rawling calling the action, Barry Jones providing analysis, and Ronald McIntosh conducting post-fight interviews for Fury-Pianeta. SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® host Brian Custer and Hall of Fame analyst Steve Farhood will deliver pre-and post-fight analysis from New York for the SHOWTIME Sports audience.


The 31-year-old Frampton (25-1, 14 KOs), who rolled back the years with an inspired performance to win the interim WBO belt against Nonito Donaire in April, will face the unbeaten Jackson as he looks to earn a second world title in one of boxing’s deepest divisions. With a victory, Frampton will target blockbuster showdowns with WBA World Champion Leo Santa Cruz, WBC World Champion Gary Russell Jr., and IBF World Champion Josh Warrington, all of whom have appeared on SHOWTIME platforms in 2018. The WBO’s interim champion is also in line to fight full titlist Oscar Valdez, who is recovering from surgery to repair a fractured jaw.


Jackson (16-0, 7 KOs) was the captain of the Australian boxing team at the 2012 London Olympics and has won 16 consecutive fights since turning pro in 2013. The 33-year-old is confident he can upset Frampton in front of his hometown fans and earn a title shot in the deep 126-pound division.


Fury (26-0, 19 KOs) returned to the ring in June with a victory over Sefer Seferi, an outmatched opponent who retired on his stool after four rounds. Southpaw Francesco Pianeta (35-4-1, 21 KOs) represents a significant step-up in opposition for the 29-year-old Manchester native. Prior to his nearly three-year layoff, the 6-foot-9 Fury established himself as the premier heavyweight boxer in the world by becoming the first man to defeat Wladimir Klitschko in more than 11 years—and by taking the IBF, WBA and WBO world title belts from the Ukrainian great in the process.


Pianeta (35-4-1, 21 KOs), a 6-foot-5 southpaw who fights out of Germany, has twice challenged for the heavyweight world title. Pianeta faced then-unified champion WladimirKlitschko in 2013 and lost in a bid for a secondary title against Ruslan Chagaev in 2015. A win over Fury would could put the 33-year-old Italian native back in the heavyweight title picture.


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Aug 8, 2018
¡Los Boletos Saldrán a la Venta el Viernes 17 de Agosto a las 10:00 a.m. PT!
          INDIO, CALIFORNIA 7 de agosto de 2018.Ryan “Kingry” García (15-0, 13 nocáuts), campeón superpluma NABF y NABO, se enfrentará al reto más difícil de su carrera cuando se mida ante el campeón NABA de las 130 libras Carlos “The Solution” Morales (17-2-3, 6 nocáuts) en un combate a 10 asaltos en la división ligero. El combate, que no será por un título, representará el evento principal de la edición del 1 de septiembre de Golden Boy Fight Night en el Fantasy Springs Resort Casino de Indio, California. El evento será transmitido en vivo por Facebook Watch en Estados Unidos y globalmente en la Pagina Facebook de Golden Boy Fight Night. 
          García, orgullo de Victorville, California y de 19 años de edad, es el futuro del boxeo. El joven púgil estampósu firma con Golden Boy Promotions en noviembre de 2016 tras capturar múltiples campeonatos nacionales como amateur y varias victorias como profesional en México. García desde entonces ha ganado casi todas sus peleas por la vía del cloroformo, incluyendo un nocaut sensacional ante Miguel Carrizoza para obtener la faja Juvenil superpluma de la NABF y un triunfo por nocaut en el primer episodio ante Fernando VargasGarcía derrotó por decisión unánime al experimentado contendiente puertorriqueño Jayson “La Maravilla” Vélez para capturar los títulos superpluma NABF and NABO en su actuación más reciente. El joven estrella peleará contra un también campeón regional en su prueba mas difícil hasta la fecha.
          “Me siento asombrado, honrado y emocionado”, dijo Ryan García. “He cambiado mi equipo y hemos estado trabajando en mi técnica. Ahora estoy más concentrado que nunca, y he trabajado en los golpes al cuerpo. No revelaré mucho ahora, así que todos tendrán que sintonizar. Mostraré a los fanáticos por qué somos los mejores en el boxeo”, puntualizó.
          Morales tiene 28 años de edad y reside en Los Ángeles, California. A pesar de iniciar su carrera con un récord de 0-1-3, Morales se anotó 16 triunfos en fila, incluyendo una victoria por decisión dividida ante Charles Huerta por la faja NABA de las 130 libras. El nativo de Tulancingo, Hidalgo, México después venció a César Alan Valenzuela, oponente común de García, antes de perder ante Alberto “Explosivo” Machado un una cerrada y difícil pelea. Morales recuperó el titulo superpluma a finales del año pasado con una victoria por decisión técnica sobre Dardan Zenunaj e intentará derribar el ascenso del joven estrella.
            “Estoy muy emocionado de estar nuevamente en Indio, California peleando por Golden Boy Promotions”, afirmó Carlos Morales. “Esta debería ser una pelea entretenida. Ryan García es un buen peleador, y siempre me gusta combatir contra buenos oponentes. Esta pelea estará en Facebook Watch para que todos mis fanáticos la puedan ver”, finalizó.
           Marco Antonio Barrerael ex campeón mundial y miembro del Salón de la Fama, será el invitado especial VIP para este explosivo evento. El nativo de la Ciudad de México, México es reconocido como uno de los mejores pugilistas que México ha dado. El llamado “Baby-Faced Assasin”, derrotó en su legendaria carrera a peleadores de la talla de Naseem “Prince” Hamed, Johnny “Mi Vida Loca” Tapiay Kevin “The Flushing Flash” Kelley. Barrera también tuvo dos espectaculares combates ante Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao y participó en un legendario trilogía ante Erik “El Terrible” MoralesBarrera estará presente para los combates y también disponible para saludar a los aficionados, firmar autógrafos, y tomarse fotos en el Fantasy Springs Special Events Center. El evento especial de saludar y conocer estará abierto al público con la compra de un boleto para el evento.
          Marvin Cabrera (8-0, 6 nocáuts) de Los Ángeles peleará contra Neeco “The Rooster” Macias (16-0, 9 nocáuts) de Lancaster, California en un duelo a ocho asaltos en peso superwelter. Esta batalla será un choque entre invictos y aguerridos boxeadores.
          Alex Rincón (4-0, 4 nocáuts) de Dallas, Texas retornará en una batalla a seis giros en las 154 libras. Kevin Ventura (9-0, 8 nocáuts) de Omaha, Nebraska participará en un choque a seis episodios en peso ligero. George Rincón (4-0, 2 nocáuts) tendrá acción en un pleito a cuatro asaltos en la división superligero. 
          Los horarios para este evento, junto con los oponentes para este explosivo respaldo, se anunciarán en breve.
         García vs. Morales es un duelo a 10 asaltos en peso ligero presentado por Golden Boy Promotions. El evento es patrocinado por Tecate,”THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” y Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” El evento se efectuará el sábado 1 de septiembre de 2018 en el Fantasy Springs Resort Casino de Indio, California.  El evento será transmitido en vivo por Facebook Watch en Estados Unidos y globalmente en la Pagina Facebook de Golden Boy Fight Night.


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Arizona Media Workout: Ray Beltran Prepares to Defend World Title

Aug 8, 2018

Arizona Media Day: Ray Beltran Prepares to Defend World Title

Beltran to defend WBO lightweight title against Jose Pedraza Aug. 25 at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona
Credit: Chas Wright)
LIVE on ESPN and ESPN Deportes

(Aug. 6, 2018) — Ray Beltran scratched and clawed and spent nearly 19 years as a pro boxer before earning his first world title. He outpointed Paulus Moses on Feb. 16 in Reno, Nevada, to win the vacant WBO lightweight title, a lifelong dream finally fulfilled. A native of Los Mochis, Mexico, Beltran is now a proud resident of Phoenix, a short drive from where he will make his first title defense.

Beltran (35-7-1, 21 KOs) will defend his title against former 130-pound world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza as the headliner of an ESPN-televised card, Aug. 25 at the Gila River Area in Glendale, Arizona.

Beltran returned home Saturday for a full slate of media activities, including an open workout at Gent’s Boxing Club in Glendale and as a guest broadcaster for the second inning of the Arizona Diamondbacks Alumni Game.

This is what he had to say.

On his future: Hopefully, we have another big fight coming up against {Vasiliy} Lomachenko. I’m pretty happy when I fight the best. I’ve had no easy fights in my boxing career. We made our own way. We made our own name. We got a contract with Top Rank after 20-something fights. Nobody created our record. I have a lot of knockouts, but I have more power than it looks like on {my record}. All the losses that I have, four or five were robberies. I’m ready. Right now, I’m focused on Pedraza, but we dream big.”

On fighting for Phoenix and Mexico: “I feel like my heart is in half. I feel like a Phoenix fighter, but I’m also a Mexican fighter from my hometown. I can’t believe what I’ve come from. I come from nothing. I come from a place where nobody is supposed to make it. I think it’s important that the people where I came from know about it, so they get the message — whatever you want to do in life, if you work hard, you can make a change.”

On his opponent: “Pedraza is a former world champion. I believe he’s going to bring some heat. He’s going to come and fight hard to take the belt away from me. He bobs and moves around the ring a lot. He’s got good footwork, but we’ve been working at Wild Card with all different types of styles.”

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ELEIDER ÁLVAREZ se proclamó campeón Semipesado de la OMB tras noquear en el séptimo asalto al ruso SERGEY KOVALEV

Aug 7, 2018

(Atlantic City, Nueva Jersey) – Eleider Álvarez (24-0, 12 KOs) de Montreal, Canadá  Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (32-3-1, 28 KOs) de Rusia antes de una multitud de 5.642 aficionados en el Etess Arena del Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

El colombianos ELEIDER ÁLVAREZ se proclamó campeón Semipesado de la OMB tras noquear en el séptimo asalto al ruso SERGEY KOVALEV en el evento estelar celebrado en el Hard Rock café de Atlantic City en Nueva jersey SERGEY KOVALEV trato de tomar control de la pelea pero su plan de disponer del cuerpo de Álvarez no funcionó sin embargo todo parecía volcarse en favor del ruso, en el séptimo asalto llegó la increíble mano de Álvarez que cambió todo el combate, el colombiano sacó una contundente derecha que mandó al piso a SERGEY KOVALEV pero logró levantarse pero estaba muy tocado segundo después volvió a ser derribado pero el logro levantarse por segunda vez, parecía que todo estaba bien pero el juez dejó seguir la pelea y colombiano por tercera vez lo vuelve a derribar para así terminar la pelea de la noche en Atlantic City.
Kovalev venía con todo a defender su cinturón de semipesado mundial y de igual manera Álvarez que se venía con deseo de arrebatarle el título de campeón.

Primer y segundo asalto  parecía que fue de mucho desgaste físico por que el tercer asalto como el cuarto se veían cansados, y se empezaban a abrasar tratando de recuperarse levemente y así el quinto asalto donde el colombiano Álvarez recibe un golpe en la cara cortando el pómulo izquierdo aunque no se notaba a simple vista, no dejaron que sangrara.

Ya en el septimo asalto donde no nos imaginábamos lo que sucedería mutuamente se lanzaron golpes tratando de derivarse mutuamente y la gente gritando frenéticamente apoyando a su boxeador y cabe mencionar que un gran grupo de colombianos así como de rusos que se dieron cita en la arena del Hard rock café esa noche del 4 de agosto, cuando un golpe a la cara de Kovalev lo manda por primera vez a la lona aunque el se levanto rápidamente y el referi le contó hasta diez en lo que trato de recuperarse Kovalev y volviendo a reanudar la pelea Alvarez lo vuelve a mandar por segunda vez a la lona ya el referí le vuelve a contar dándole diez segundo para que se recupere.
Pero no fue suficiente ya que reanudando la pelea lo vuelve a mandar a la lona que dando noqueado técnicamente.



Bereavision/ Nueva York
Fotos/Video: Ben Caridi

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Aug 5, 2018

Limited early bird tickets on sale now


BEIJING, CHINA – UFC® today confirmed its first-ever event in Beijing, China, will be held at the Cadillac Arena on Saturday, November 24. Limited early bird tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT® BEIJING, Presented by General Tire, are on-sale now via and


Following last year’s highly successful  sell-out debut in mainland China, UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, is primed to deliver another thrilling night of action to fans in Beijing. Over the past few years, UFC has worked to identify and nurture the talents of top tier Chinese athletes who have shown great strength, skill and determination to succeed inside the Octagon®.  UFC fans around the world have witnessed the sharp rise of local athletes such as Li Jingliang, Song Yadong, Yan Xiaonan, Song Kenan, and Pingyuan Liu, who have put their respective divisions on notice.


“China is the next frontier for the growth of  UFC and the sport of mixed martial arts, and this market is paramount to our success internationally,” UFC Vice President of Asia-Pacific Kevin Chang said. “We are excited to bring our next live event to China’s  capital and show the world just how far we have come. Our loyal fans in China demand nothing but the best, and one year on since our debut in Shanghai, UFC Fight Night® BEIJING, Presented by General Tire, is set to be a night to remember.”


UFC will be working together with Endeavor China, a subsidiary of Endeavor to deliver the live event.
“Endeavor China is excited to once again bring UFC – the world’s premier professional MMA organization – to Chinese audiences. After the great success of last year’s event in Shanghai, we are happy to announce that this year’s UFC Fight Night event will take place in the country’s capital, Beijing,” said Michael Ma, Endeavor China CEO. He continued, “MMA’s popularity is quickly rising in China, and we look forward to bringing our growing fanbase the best that UFC has to offer.”


Once again the live UFC event in China will be presented by General Tire, Mitchell Golledge, Head of Marketing RE PLT Tyres APAC stated, “The General Tire brand speaks to consumers that possess an adventurous spirit who believe that Anywhere is Possible. We are thrilled to take this next adventure to Beijing, a city where tradition meets the contemporary – just as martial arts now meets UFC.”


A limited amount of discounted Early Bird Tickets in riser categories for UFC Fight Night® BEIJING, Presented by General Tire are on sale now via and  Riser ticket categories are Lower Bowl 1 RMB1,480, Lower Bowl 2 RMB1,280, Lower Bowl 3 RMB880, Lower Bowl 4 RMB680, Upper Bowl 1 RMB480, Upper Bowl 2 RMB380, Upper Bowl 3 RMB280.


UFC VIP Experience packages and floor seats are available at a later date. VIP Packages start at RMB 9,880 (row 3), rmb 13,880 (row 2), to rmb 16,680 (row 1), each with exclusive VIP privileges. Remaining floor seats are rmb 3,880.


Further details on UFC FIGHT NIGHT® BEIJING, Presented by General Tire will be announced in coming weeks. Keep up to date with all the latest news by following us on Weibo: @UFC终极格斗冠军赛, Wechat: UFC终极格斗锦标赛(ufcofficial) Youku, QQ, Facebook (UFC Asia), Twitter and Instagram (@ufc), and use our official hashtag: #UFCBEIJING

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Weights for Kovalev-Alvarez and Bivol-Chilemba

Aug 4, 2018
Sergey Kovalev vs. Eleider Alvarez
Dmitry Bivol vs. Isaac Chilemba
Official Weigh-In
Kovalev-Alvarez Face-Off
Photo Credit: David Spagnolo/Main Events
Please Note: Start time for the first bout in the exciting “Super Men” fight card at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Etess Arena on Saturday, August 4, has now been changed.
The new start time for the first bout is 5:30 p.m. ET.
This does not affect the rest of the schedule. The HBO World Championship Boxing broadcast start time remains the same, 10:00 p.m. ET and PT.
Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev
Eleider “Storm” Alvarez
Chelyabinsk, Russia Montreal, Canada
32-2-1, 28 KOs 23-0, 11 KOs
Weight: 174.0, Trunks: Russian Flag Weight: 174.4, Trunks: WHT/BLK

Bivol vs. Chilemba
Photo Credit: David Spagnolo/Main Events
Dmitry Bivol Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba
St. Petersburg, Russia Malawi
13-0, 11 KOs 25-5-2, 10 KOs
Weight: 174.6, Trunks:  Black Weight: 175.0, Trunks:  GLD/BLK

                                 Nursultanov vs. Batista
Photo Credit: David Spagnolo/Main Events
Meiirim “The Sultan” Nursultanov Jonathan Batista
Astana, Kazakhstan San Pedro, Dominican Republic
7-0, 6 KOs 17-14, 10 KOs
Weight: 159.4, Trunks:  Red/BLK Weight: 164.0, Trunks: BLK/WHT
Murtazaliev vs. Carcamo
Photo Credit: David Spagnolo/Main Events 
Bakhram Murtazaliev Fernando Carcamo
Grozny, Russia Ciudad, Mexico
12-0, 10 KOs 23-8, 18 KOs
Weight: 153.0, Trunks:  Pink Weight: 164.0, Trunks:  Green


Galarza vs. Duarte
Photo Credit: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Frank Galarza

Alex Duarte
Brooklyn, NY New York, NY
19-2-2, 11 KOs 13-5-1, 10 KOs
Weight: 154.4, Trunks: WHT/Blue Weight: 151.6, Trunks: Red/Blue

  Ashkeyev vs. Flores
  Photo Credit: David Spagnolo/Main Events 
Madiyar Ashkeyev Eduardo Flores
Merki, Kazakhstan Quito, Ecuador
9-0, 5 KOs 24-29-4, 14 KOs
Weight: 153.0, Trunks: Red/BLK Weight: 153.0, Trunks: YLW/BLK

Alexander vs. Douglin
     Photo Credit: David Spagnolo/Main Events 
Vaughn Alexander Denis Douglin
St. Louis, MO Marlboro, NJ
12-0, 8 KOs 19-6, 12 KOs
Weight: 166.4, Trunks: BLK/Red Weight: 167.2, Trunks:  BLK/GLD/Blue

Dargan vs. Perez 
Photo Credit: David Spagnolo/Main Events
Karl “Dynamite” Dargan Jonathan Perez
Philadelphia, PA Barranquilla, Columbia
17-1, 9 KOs 37-22, 29 KOs
Weight: 135.6, Trunks:  BLK/GLD Weight: 136.0, Trunks:  Red/WHT

Gogokhia vs. Montes 
Photo Credit: David Spagnolo/Main Events
Enriko Gogokhia Ronald Montes
Zugdidi, Georgia Barranquilla, Columbia
7-0, 3 KOs 18-9, 16 KOs
Weight: 147.4, Trunks: WHT/Red Weight: 148.8, Trunks: Blue

 Villarreal vs. Hooks
 Photo Credit: David Spagnolo/Main Events
Ismael Villarreal  Kieran Hooks
Bronx, NY Philadelphia, PA
2-0 3-0-1, 1 KO
Weight: 156.4, Trunks: Red/BLU Weight: 156.4, Trunks:  WHT/Red

About Kovalev-Alvarez: In the first boxing event at the newly opened Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev will defend his WBO Light Heavyweight World Title against undefeated contender Eleider “Storm” Alvarez on Saturday, August 4, 2018. In the co-main event, WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol will defend his title against Isaac “Golden Boy’ Chilemba. Tickets range between $50 and $200 and are on sale now through and The event is promoted by Main Events and Krusher Promotions in association with Groupe Yvon Michel and World of Boxing and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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Aug 3, 2018
(ABOVE: Joseph Diaz Jr. works the mitts for the media as he prepares for his fight against Jesus Rojas on the inaugural edition of Golden Boy Fight Night on Facebook Watch at Avalon Hollywood on Aug. 11) 
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan-HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions
Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
NORWALK, CALIF. (Aug. 2, 2018): Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (26-1, 14 KOs) hosted a media workout today at Legendz Boxing in Norwalk, Calif. in preparation for his battle for the WBA Featherweight World Title currently held by Puerto Rican warrior Jesus Rojas (16-1-2, 19 KOs) in the inaugural edition of Golden Boy Fight Night on Saturday, Aug. 11. The 12-round battle will be Diaz, Jr.’s second opportunity at a world title in the stacked featherweight division.
Part of the Golden Boy Fight Night undercard also participated in the workout. In the co-main event, Jonathan “Thunder” Navarro (14-0, 7 KOs) will face Damon “No Smilin'” Allen Jr. (15-0-1, 5 KOs) in a highly competitive battle between two undefeated Golden Boy Promotions prospects. Ferdinand “Lucky Boy” Kerobyan (9-0, 5 KOs) of North Hollywood, Calif. will battle across a scheduled six rounds of welterweight action against a soon-to-be-announced opponnent. Aaron “Silencer” McKenna (4-0, 3 KOs) of Monaghan, Ireland will participate in a four-round 147-pound fight against Sinaloa, Mex.’s Rolando Mendivil (10-4, 3 KOs).
Hector “El Finito” Tanajara, Jr. (14-0, 5 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas, will return in the co-main event of the Aug. 10 edition of LA FIGHT CLUB against Emmanuel Morales (7-2, 4 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico.
Here’s what the fighters had to say at today’s media workout:
JOSEPH “JOJO” DIAZ JR., Featherweight Contender:
“Everyone was there during the Gary Russell Jr. fight. Oscar De La Hoya, my family and my team was there. There was no pressure. I just knew that it was the opportunity I had been waiting for my entire career. I knew I had to get it done. I knew it was in his hometown and that there were going to be a lot of his fans cheering him on. Unfortunately, I didn’t come out on top. I’ve watched the tape about 100 times. I looked at all the mistakes I made. I saw that if I would have just been more aggressive, started off earlier and used my jab that the outcome would have been different. I would be world champion right now. Things didn’t go as planned, but it was a lesson learned. I have the opportunity to fight for a world title again, and I can’t let this opportunity get past me. I’ve been training my butt off, and I’m going to walk away with the title around my waist.
Right now, I have a whole different mindset. We have a whole different training camp. On August 11, I will become world champion. Jesus Rojas is a dangerous fighter. He’s coming off two great wins and stopped both of them. He constantly applies pressure and has great conditioning. He’s going to keep on coming forward. My father and I know what he’s capable of and what he’s going to do. We’re working on my conditioning so that I do not get tired and so that I can be very active, throw a lot of shots and engage when he engages. It’s going to be an action-packed fight.”
JONATHAN “THUNDER” NAVARRO, Super Lightweight Prospect:
 “This is going to be a tough fight for both of us, but me being a natural 140-pounder will be a factor. 140 pounds is the normal weight I fight at, and Damon Allen Jr. will be moving up from 135 pounds. Even though that’s only five pounds, that’s a lot in the sport of boxing, especially when you’re the smaller fighter. What makes Damon Allen a dangerous opponent is his speed and movement. To me, that’s all I see, and it’s not going to be a big deal. This fight will be a crossroads fight because we are both undefeated prospects. It’s going to be a hard fight. We’re going to give the fans a great fight. When we got word of this fight, I never hesitated to take it. The moment they told me his name I got happy because I know it will be an important fight. It excited me and made me want to train even harder. Not many young prospects get to showcase their talent against another fellow prospect this early in their career.”
FERDINAND KEROBYAN, Super Welterweight Prospect:
“I wouldn’t say I look for the knockout. But when the knockout presents itself, I never let back and give it my all to give the fans an exciting fight. I’ve been focusing on everything. I’ve been working on my craft. I’ve been working on getting my speed and power to work together as a unit. I’m looking forward to getting another win in front of my fans. I expect a big crowd at every fight because I have a very good fan base. It doesn’t matter how far I go, I know they will be there. I’m truly blessed to have them, and I want to give them a great show every time.”
AARON”SILENCER” MCKENNA, Welterweight Prospect:
“I’m very excited to be fighting on Facebook and on Golden Boy’s first-ever broadcast. I’ve had a great camp, and I’m ready to put on a great show for the fans in attendance and fans watching on Facebook. I always try to make my fights as exciting as I can for fans. I always try to put a good show and go for the knockout. Expect fireworks in this fight. I feel stronger in this fight than in previous fights.”
HECTOR “EL FINITO” TANAJARA, JR., Lightweight Prospect:
“I didn’t stop training after my last fight, so I’m feeling way better than in my last camp. I’m in great shape, and I’ve been doing 10 and 12 rounds of sparring. I’ve been working with Jonathan Navarro, and we’re helping each other in this camp. For my last fight, I knew he [Roger Gutierrez] was tough. You could tell from the weigh-ins that it was going to be heated. But things like that motivate me. When I fight good opponents, I look better. It helped me out because it showed what I could do and what I can still show I can do. The last fight gave me a lot of confidence. There were people saying that he was going to beat me or that he was stronger. It gave me a lot of confidence because there were even some rounds that I felt were easy. It gave me a lot of confidence. For this camp, we’ve been working on being busier and being aggressive. I’ve been working to get the knockout, and this fight will show that.”
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