OROZCO VS. GIBSON QUOTES, PHOTOS AND ACTION PACKED UNDERCARD AHEAD OF APRIL 1 SHOWDOWN

Mar 30, 2017
ANTONIO OROZCO AND KEANDRE GIBSON QUOTES, PHOTOS AND VIDEO AHEAD OF APRIL SHOWDOWN
 
GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS UPS THE ANTE WITH TOP-NOTCH CONTENDERS AND PROSPECTS FEATURED ON GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN ON APRIL 1
 
FROM THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS AND BROADCAST LIVE ON ESPN DEPORTES AT 6:00 P.M. PT AND ON ESPN2 AT 8:00 P.M. PT
Photos and Video

 Promo Video

 

Tickets still available!
 
LOS ANGELES (March 30, 2017) Before Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (25-0, 16 KOs) and KeAndre “The Truth” Gibson (16-0-1, 7 KOs) square off in a 10-round super lightweight main event for the vacant WBC USNBC Super Lightweight Championship on Saturday, April 1 live from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and broadcast live on Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN, the two fighters discussed their upcoming fight.
Below is what the fighters had to say about their showdown:
ANTONIO OROZCO, Undefeated Super Lightweight Contender:
“For me, this fight is very important, I did not take it lightly as I know it is against KeAndre Gibson, a good fighter in this division. Gibson and I have fought on the same cards before. He’s a tremendous fighter, a quick guy and real good counterpuncher. Our styles are going to give fans a great fight.
“I have a sports nutritionist with me in this training camp, and I’m ready to come back better than ever. My focus at this point is April 1, from there we will see what is next. Right now, I want to give the fans an entertaining fight. Fans want to see a little bit of everything, and I want to give them what they want.”
KEANDRE GIBSON, Undefeated Super Lightweight Contender:
“My goal is a WBC world championship title, but right now my focus is on defeating Antonio Orozco. Obviously the hope is to knockout him out in the first round and get it done early, but I’m fully prepared to go to war and put on a good fight.
“I’ve been studying Orozco for a while now because I knew he was one of the top guys in my division. I feel like I’m more prepared for him than he is for me. He hasn’t really fought slick, quick boxing guys like me, so I feel like I’m more prepared to fight a guy with his style than he is to fight a guy with my style.”
Living up to its promise to bring the best fights to the fans, Golden Boy Promotions has upped the ante once again in putting together an action packed undercard to support Orozco vs. Gibson.
Hoping to make air time before the co-main event between Mercito “No Mercy”Gesta (29-1-2, 16 KOs) and Gilberto “El Flaco” Gonzalez (27-3, 22 KOs), Los Angeles’ Edgar Valerio (9-0, 5 KOs) will participate in the televised swing bout of the night in a featherweight fight scheduled against a soon to be announced opponent. Valerio comes back off a spectacular knockout victory from last December over Guadalupe Leon at the Belasco Theater and is looking to do the same in this upcoming bout.
Up and coming Glendora native Joet Gonzalez (15-0, 7 KOs) will face his toughest challenge yet in highly touted Derrick Murray (13-1-1, 5 KOs) of St. Louis, MO in an eight round featherweight fight. Known for his power punching abilities and impressive reach, the 23-year-old Gonzalez was last seen defeating Jairo Ochoa via fourth round knockout on the undercard of Bernard Hopkins’ final fight last December.
One of Los Angeles’ rising prospects, Emilio Sanchez (14-0, 9 KOs) will appear on this undercard to take on rugged Mexican fighter Jose “Flash” Bustos (11-7-3, 7 KOs) of Ciudad Juarez in a super bantamweight battle scheduled to go eight rounds. With famed trainer Manny Robles in his corner, Sanchez has been a force to be reckoned with since turning professional in 2013 and comes off a unanimous decision victory over Diuhl Olguin last November under the LA FIGHT CLUB banner.
Kicking off the fights, the pride of Palmdale, CA, Cesar Diaz (4-0, 4 KOs) is sure to begin fight night with a bang in a bantamweight bout scheduled for four rounds against Felipe “Panterita” Rivas (17-18-4, 11 KOs) of Nogales, Mexico. Fighting for the second time in 2017, none of Diaz’s opponent have lasted past the third round in the ring against this talented, young fighter and his fists.
Orozco vs. Gibson is a 10-round super lightweight battle set for April 1 presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate “Born BOLD.” Doors open at 4:00 p.m. PT and the first fight begins at 4:00 p.m. PT. ESPN Deportes will transmit the fights live from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT with ESPN2 airing it at 11 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT. The ESPN3 and WatchESPN will livestream at approximately 4:30 p.m. PT.
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Canelo Álvarez and Julio César Chávez, Jr. Ultimate Cinco De Mayo

Mar 29, 2017
Canelo Álvarez and Julio César Chávez, Jr. Ultimate Cinco De Mayo Weekend Fight Coming Live to the Big Screen on May 6 Only
 
Fathom Events, Golden Boy Promotions and HBO Pay Per View Present Highly-Anticipated Fight Live in Movie Theaters From T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
DENVER – March 29, 2017 – Cinemas across the U.S. will play host to a Cinco de Mayo weekend mega-fight with a pulse-pounding live broadcast event featuring two of Mexico’s finest boxers: “Canelo Álvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.” in a historic showdown that will rival the biggest fights in Mexico’s rich boxing history. Two-division world champion Canelo Álvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) will square off against former WBC World Middleweight Champion Julio César Chávez, Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) in a 12-round battle.
Presented by Fathom Events, Golden Boy Promotions and HBO Pay Per View, the one-day cinema broadcast is set for Saturday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. MT / 8:00 p.m. CT / 9:00 p.m. ET, live from the sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. In addition to catching all the in-ring action up close and personal, event attendees will receive an exclusive commemorative fight mini-poster. Fighters for the undercard bouts will be announced shortly.
Tickets for “Canelo Álvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.” can be purchased beginning Friday, April 7, 2017 online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). A complete list of theater locations will be available April 7 on the Fathom Event’s website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
On May 5, 2016, Álvarez celebrated T-Mobile Arena’s first boxing event with a knockout of Amir “King” Khan. Álvarez last fought on September 17, 2016, knocking out the previously undefeated WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith. Chávez, Jr. was last in action on December 10, 2016, when he secured a unanimous decision victory over highly-regarded German fighter Dominik Britsch.
Álvarez says, “Julio César Chávez, Sr. is one of the best, if not the best fighter in history. I grew up watching him and learned a lot from him, but that won’t have any influence when I fight his son… I want to remind you that when two Mexican fighters face-off, a spectacular show is guaranteed, and I can assure you that May 6 will be no exception.”
“This is going to be a tough fight. Every fight is important, and this one especially because it is between two Mexicans fighting each other for the glory,” Julio César Chávez, Jr. said. “I’m going to win, but my country will too, because this is the fight that boxing needs.”
Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions said, “Mexican boxing is the best, and when you have these two top boxers who want to give the best to the fans, we couldn’t pass it up. Canelo, the biggest boxing star, will take on not only a former world champion in Julio César Chávez, Jr., but the son of the biggest star in the history of boxing in Mexico.”
“There’s nothing like seeing these warriors – Canelo Álvarez and Julio César Chávez, Jr. – do battle, larger than life, on the big screen,” John Rubey, CEO of Fathom Events said. “It’s like having a real ring-side experience in your local cinema surrounded by other fans!”
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REMINDER: UFC 210 Media Conference Call Thursday, March 30

Mar 29, 2017

UFC® 210: CORMIER vs. JOHNSON 2
MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL


Thursday, March 30, 2017 – 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET

Las Vegas – Two of the best light heavyweights in the world go toe-to-toe at UFC® 210: CORMIER vs. JOHNSON 2 in Buffalo when champion and Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier goes for his second straight title defense against one of the most feared men in MMA, No. 1 contender Anthony Johnson in the main event. In the co-main event New York’s own No. 4 middleweight Chris Weidman clashes with No. 5 Gegard Mousasi in a battle of two men poised to make a run at the title.

In advance of UFC’s first trip to Buffalo in more than 20 years, UFC will host a media conference call on Thursday, March 30 at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET with the stars of the main and co-main events.

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Barrera vs. Parker April 15 on HBO Latino

Mar 28, 2017
Sullivan Barrera Will Battle Paul Parker
As Main Events Returns to Mohegan Sun’s Uncas Ballroom on Saturday, April 15

Televised LIVE on HBO Latino® Boxing

Tickets on Sale Now

Uncasville, CT:      Sullivan Barrera (18-1, 13 KOs), the exciting Miami-based light heavyweight from Cuba, will return to HBO Latino Boxing on Saturday, April 15 at Mohegan Sun’s Uncas Ballroom against Toledo, OH native Paul “Pay Per View” Parker (8-1, 4 KOs). Barrera will look to build on his thrilling knockout victory on HBO Latino® Boxing in Decemberover previously unbeaten prospect Vyacheslav Shabranskyy, while the prospect Parker looks to make a statement in the biggest challenge of his career to date. The HBO Latino Boxing telecast begins at 11:00 p.m. ET (live ET/tape-delayed PT).
Barrera, 35, of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba made his professional debut in 2009 after defecting to the United States. His career began with five straight knockouts and nearly seven-year undefeated streak until he suffered his first defeat against current WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Andre “SOG” Ward in March of last year. Barrera bounced back in late 2016 with his upset KO over Shabranskyy in his most-recent appearance on HBO Latino.
Parker, 32, has had an impressive career thus far since his professional debut in 2012. His only loss was a third-round TKO against Shabranskyy in June of 2015. He rebounded in early 2016 with an eight-round split decision victory over Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson.
When asked about the fight Sullivan Barrera said, “I’m excited to be back on HBO. I want to thank my team, my promoter Main Events and HBO for putting this all together. It has been a tough start to the year for me but I’ve been in the gym working and ready for this opportunity. It is another step towards the ultimate goal of contending for a world title. My opponent is a very good boxer we have studied him in the gym and are ready for everything he will bring come April 15th.”
 
Parker added, “Well everyone thinks it’s a risky fight but where other see risk I see opportunity and I plan to capitalize on this opportunity!”
 
In the televised co-feature, Russian slugger Arif “The Predator” Magomedov (18-1, 11 KOs) will take on Mexican prospect Elias “Latin Kid” Espadas (13-3, 8 KOs) in a ten-round middleweight showdown. Magomedov, 24, last appeared on HBO Latino in May of last year when he last a hard-fought battle to Andrew Hernandez in Las Vegas. In his most recent bout he stopped Chris Herrmann in the second round in his home country of Russia.
Espadas, 26, is from Merida, Yucatan, Mexico and made his professional debut nearly five years ago in his home country of Mexico. He has fought several times in the US in both California and Florida but this will be his first time fighting in New England. He has won his last four fights in a row with three of those wins coming by way of knockout.
The event is part of the “Mohegan Sun’s Rising Stars Boxing Series” presented by Mohegan Sun and Main Events. The exciting joint-venture, which features boxing prospect from New England and around the world, met with rave reviews after the debut event in November. As part of the untelevised undercard, the latest installment of “Rising Stars” will feature the return of local fighters Cassius Chaney from New London, CT, Reinaldo Graceski from Springfield, Mass., Kevin Asmat from Union City, NJ, and Shawn Cameron from Brooklyn, NY. Also returning to Mohegan Sun are highly-touted middleweight prospect Vaughan Alexander and international talents Enriko Gogokhia, a junior middleweight from Ukraine, Madiyar Ashkeyev, a junior middleweight from Kazakhstan, and Meiirim Nursultanov a middleweight also from Kazakhstan. Tickets, which are priced at $50 and $75, are available now through Ticketmaster and the Mohegan Sun box office.
According to Main Events’ CEO Kathy Duva, “The first Rising Stars was a great night of fights and a great success. I’m very pleased that we are coming back so quickly for the second installment and get a chance to build on the momentum of the debut. Bringing in HBO Latino Boxing to televise these really fun fights – Sullivan Barrera vs. Paul Park and Arif Magomedov vs. Elias Espadas – is just icing on the cake.”
“I am looking forward to some great fights on April 15, 2017. HBO has not been in the building for many years and with them teaming up with Main Events, it will be an exciting night”, said Michael Mazzulli, Director of Athletic Regulations for the Mohegan Tribe.
Sullivan Barrera vs. Paul Parker is a 10-round light heavyweight bout presented by Main Events and Mohegan Sun as part of the Mohegan Sun’s Rising Stars Boxing Series. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. ET. The HBO Latino Boxing telecast begins at 11:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) with a ten-round middleweight match-up between Arif “The Predator” Magomedov and Elias “Latin Kid” Espadas. Tickets, which are priced at $50 and $75, are available now through Ticketmaster, the Mohegan Sun box office or the Main Events’ office. The card is presented by Main Events in association with Shamo Boxing and A&T Events and Promotions.
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NEXT TUESDAY! Crawford vs. Diaz NYC MSG Press Conference

Mar 28, 2017
WORLD JR. WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
TERENCE CRAWFORD AND FELIX DIAZ
NEW YORK PRESS CONFERENCE 
 
Next Tuesday!  April 4, 11:30 A.M. ET 
Chase Square at Madison Square Garden
  
        NEW YORK (March 28, 2017) — Undefeated World Junior Welterweight Champion TERENCE “Bud” CRAWFORD and No. 3 world-rated contender FELIX DIAZ will host a New York press conference Next Tuesday!  April 4, at Chase Square in Madison Square Garden to announce  their 12-round world title fight.  The news conference will begin at Noon, with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. ET.   Joining the fighters will be their respective promoters, Bob Arum.and Lou DiBella.  All the participants will be available for one-on-one interviews.
            Media should enter at Chase Square at 32nd St. and 7th Ave.
            Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with DiBella Entertainment and Madison Square Garden, the Crawford vs. Diaz world championship event will take place on Saturday, May 20, at Madison Square Garden.  It will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
            Crawford (30-0, 21 KOs), of Omaha, Neb., already a two-division lineal world champion, has won five of his last seven bouts by stoppage.  The consensus Top-Five pound-for-pound fighter and 2014 Fighter of the Year will be making his second defense as the unified World Boxing Organization (WBO) / World Boxing Council (WBC) / Ring magazine 140-pound world champion.
            Diaz. (19-1, 9 KOs), from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is a 2008 Olympic gold medalist.  A natural junior welterweight, Diaz has been forced to  campaign at welterweight because viable opponents in the in 140-pound division have been running from him.  The only blemish on his record was a disputed 12-round welterweight majority decision loss to two-division world champion Lamont Peterson in 2015.  Diaz bounced back from that loss with a dominant unanimous decision victory over previously undefeated contender Sammy Vazquez.
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2016 Rio Games Boxing Bronze Medalist Misael Rodriguez

Mar 28, 2017
Rodriguez Has Boxing’s Super-Stars in His Corner: Chihuahua Native Signs with Four Time Boxing World Champion Abner Mares, Promoted by Richard Schaefer’s Ringstar Sports;
Trains with World Champion Boxing Trainer Robert Garcia  
Los Angeles Media Workout tomorrow at 1 p.m. PT at
Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood

WHO:

  • 2016 Rio Games Mexican Olympian and boxing bronze medalist Misael Rodriguez (Parral, Chihuahua, MX)
  • WBA World Featherweight Champion Abner Mares and Manager of Misael Rodriguez (Team Mares)
  • Robert Garcia, World Champion Boxing Trainer (Mares), Trainer of Misael Rodriguez

 

WHAT:
Los Angeles media workout for Rodriguez and the boxers on the April 9 “Premier Boxing Champions” on FS1 and FOX Deportes from the Novo.  
Included are:

2016 Rio Olympians:

  • MISAEL RODRIGUEZ: BRONZE MEDAL, MEXICO
  • Karlos Balderas, U.S. Boxing team
  • Lindolfo Delgado, Mexico Boxing team
  • Eimantas Stanionis, Lithuaninan Boxing team

 

Richard Schaefer, CEO, Ringstar Sports
Freddie Roach, Stanionis’ Trainer                        
A host of newly signed Ringstar Sports talent will hold a media 
workout in advance of their pro debuts taking place Sunday, April 9 from The Novo at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. The fighters will be joined by Abner Mares, Robert Garcia, Freddie Roach & Richard Schaefer, all of whom work with the Ringstar signees.  
The April 9 event is headlined by former world title challenger Josesito “Riverside Rocky” Lopez battling Mexico’s Saul Corral in a 10-round showdown. Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes coverage begins at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT.  
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DAVID LEMIEUX REGRESA A LA ACCIÓN LUEGO DE SU POTENCIAL NOCAUT DEL AÑO 2017

Mar 27, 2017
DAVID LEMIEUX REGRESA A LA ACCIÓN LUEGO DE SU POTENCIAL NOCAUT DEL AÑO 2017 PARA ENFRENTAR A MARCO ‘DORADO’ REYES EN EL EVENTO CO ESTELAR DE LA MEGA PELEA DEL FIN DE SEMANA FESTIVO DEL CINCO DE MAYO ENTRE CANELO VS. CHÁVEZ JR. DESDE LA FLAMANTE T-MOBILE ARENA EN LAS VEGAS
 
JOSEPH ‘JOJO’ DÍAZ ABRIRÁ LA PORCION DEL CANDENTE PAY PER VIEW CON SU COMBATE ANTE MANUEL ‘TINO’ ÁVILA EXPONIENDO EL CETRO PLUMA DE LA NABF Y A LA VEZ EL INVICTO DE AMBOS
 
EXPLOSIVOS COMBATES DEL 6 DE MAYO PUEDEN SER VISTOS EN VIVO POR HBO PAY PER VIEW® Y EN SELECTOS ESCENARIOS DE CIRCUITO CERRADO
 
LOS ÁNGELES, California 27 de marzo de 2017. – El artista del nocaut canadiense David Lemieux (37-3, 33 nocáuts) quien propinó el nocaut más espectacular de este naciente 2017, volverá de inmediato a la acción en una pelea a 10 asaltos en peso supermediano contra el fuerte y experimentado peleador mexicano Marco “Dorado” Reyes (35-4, 26 nocáuts) en el combate co estelar de la muy esperada batalla entre Canelo Álvarez y Julio César Chávez Jr. el 6 de mayo en vivo por HBO Pay Per View®.
 
            Abriendo este magno evento televisado del Pay Per View desde la flamante T-Mobile Arena en Las Vegas, Nevada en el fin de semana del Cinco de Mayo, estará el ex olímpico estadounidense e invicto Joseph “Jojo” Díaz (23-0, 13 nocáuts) exponiendo en 10 asaltos su fajín pluma de la NABF frente al también invicto contendiente Manuel “Tino” Ávila (22-0, 8 nocáuts).
 
Estas dos peleas junto con el evento principal y la contienda previamente anunciada entre el noqueador argentino Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse (37-4, 34 nocáuts) y Emmanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor (20-4, 14 nocáuts) conforman la explosiva y balanceada porción televisada del Pay Per View.
 
“Con tres de los más emocionantes contendientes de Golden Boy Promotions presentándose en el Pay Per View, así como la estrella más grande en el deporte, Canelo Álvarez, la función boxística del fin de semana del Cinco de Mayo se puede describir en una palabra: ‘cargada”’, dijo Óscar de la Hoya, presidente y Jefe Ejecutivo de Golden Boy Promotions. “Espero que cuatro peleas llenas de acción tengan a los aficionados fuera de sus asientos toda la noche”, exclamó.
            Lemieux, el poderoso noqueador de Montreal, Canadá, está pasando por una racha de tres victorias consecutivas y fue visto por última vez en su devastador triunfo por nocaut en el tercer asalto sobre el destacado púgil norteamericano Curtis “Cerebral Assassin” Stevens que colocó al canadiense directamente en la oportunidad por el título.
 
            “Estoy agradecido de tener la oportunidad de ser parte de este evento durante las celebraciones del Cinco de Mayo”, dijo David Lemieux. “Creo que pude enviar un mensaje claro el pasado 11 de marzo con mi actuación contra Stevens [Curtis] y tengo la intención de hacer lo mismo el 6 de mayo. Quiero asegurarme que todo el mundo entienda que David Lemieux está haciendo su camino hacia la cima y que tiene la intención de quedarse allí”, manifestó.
 
            Reyes, de 29 años de edad, ex campeón de peso mediano FECOMBOX del CMB, ha noqueado a 25 de sus rivales y combatió fieramente mano a mano con Chávez Jr. en una derrota por decisión unánime que muchos espectadores tenían más cerca de lo que mostraron las tarjetas de puntuación.
 
            “Sé que todo el mundo está hablando del nocaut de Lemieux [David], pero estoy listo para derrotarlo”, dijo Marco Reyes. “Con mis aficionados mexicanos apoyándome en el fin de semana del Cinco de Mayo, estoy listo para apagarle las luces a Lemieux”, pronostico.
 
            “David [Lemieux] ha demostrado ser un verdadero guerrero, encarando todos los retos y por lo general terminando con esos desafíos noqueando a sus oponentes”, dijo Óscar De La Hoya, presidente y Jefe Ejecutivo de Golden Boy Promotions. “Reyes [Marco] se mantuvo firme en su pelea contra Chávez Jr. y espero que esté más que listo para esta pelea, pero si es conectado por uno de esos monstruosos ganchos de izquierda o mano derechas de David: buenas noches”, aseveró.
 
            “Después de su actuación contra Curtis Stevens en el Turning Stone Casino, los ejecutivos de HBO acordaron de inmediato que querían ver de nuevo en el ring a David [Lemieux] tan pronto fuera posible”, dijo Camille Estephan, presidente de Eye of the Tiger Management. “Ser parte de una tremenda cartelera presentada el 6 de mayo con los ojos de todo el mundo sobre nosotros representa una oportunidad increíble. Estamos convencidos que David brillará. Él está en gran forma y más motivado que nunca para conquistar la parte superior de la división de peso mediano”, estableció.

            En la batalla que abrirá la transmisión de HBO Pay Per View, estarán dos peleadores invictos que saldrán a combatir de tú a tú co Joseph “JoJo” Díaz Jr. y Manuel “Tino” Ávila arriesgando su calidad de invicto por una oportunidad de máxima gloria.
“Estoy emocionado por volver a la acción por primera vez en este 2017 y poner mi título en la línea contra un duro contendiente”, dijo Joseph Díaz Jr. “Esta pelea me pondrá más cerca de un título mundial”, decretó.

“Esta es una oportunidad de oro para proyectarme hacia la disputa por el título mundial, y no estoy planeando dejar que se escape esta oportunidad”, dijo Manuel Ávila. “Sé todo sobre el récord invicto de ‘JoJo’ [Díaz Jr], pero nunca se ha enfrentado a nadie como yo, y al final de la noche mi mano será alzada en señal de victoria”, amenazó.

El resto del también explosivo respaldo no televisado del 6 de mayo se anunciará en breve.

Los boletos para observar la transmisión por Circuito Cerrado de Canelo vs. Chávez Jr. en el MGM Grand Ballroom tienen un precio de $75 dólares, sin incluir cargos aplicables. Todos los asientos son de admisión general y pueden comprarse en la taquilla del MGM Grand o por teléfono con una tarjeta de crédito llamando al 1800 745-3000.
 
 Canelo vs. Chávez, Jr. es un combate a 12 asaltos presentado por Golden Boy Promotions y patrocinado por Tecate, BORN BOLD, O’Reillys Auto Parts, Adriana’s Insurance e Interjet. Lemieux vs. Reyes, duelo a 10 asaltos en peso supermediano, es presentado por Golden Boy Promotions en asociación con Eye of the Tiger Management. Matthysse vs. Taylor es una contienda a 10 asaltos presentada por Golden Boy Promotions en asociación con Arano Boxing y Star Boxing. Díaz vs. Ávila es un pleito a 10 asaltos por el cetro pluma de la NABF. El mega evento se efectuará el sábado 6 de mayo en la T-Mobile Arena, y será producido y distribuido en vivo por HBO Pay Per View®comenzando a las 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
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JORGE LINARES DEFEATS ANTHONY CROLLA IN REMATCH TO RETAIN THE WBA

Mar 27, 2017
JORGE LINARES DEFEATS ANTHONY CROLLA IN REMATCH TO RETAIN THE WBA, WBC DIAMOND & RING MAGAZINE WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT TITLES 
 
LIVE FROM MANCHESTER ARENA AND TELEVISED ON SKY SPORTS IN THE UK AND SHOWTIME IN THE U.S.
Photos
Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig
MANCHESTER (March 25, 2017) Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) skillfully defeated former champion Anthony “Million Dollar” Crolla (31-6, 15 KOs) to retain his WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine World Lightweight Championship titles in a 12-round rematch battle that went the distance live from Manchester Arena. Showtime International Boxing will replay Linares vs. Crolla II tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHO Extreme.
Crolla showed great heart throughout the 12-round fight; Linares, however, showed even greater skill, swift footwork, speed and control to win the fight by unanimous decision, with all three judges scoring it 118-109.
In the beginning, Linares controlled rounds one and two with his jab and out-punched Crolla. Linares continued the trend through round four, controlling with his jab and using his footwork to keep Crolla at a comfortable distance. Round five intensified with both fighters throwing more punches, but it was in round seven when Linares dropped Crolla with a swift, left uppercut that it became evident he was poised to win the fight.
By round eight, both fighters worked the body with Crolla fighting back harder than previous rounds, cheered on heavily by the pro-Crolla crowd. In the final rounds, Crolla countered back throwing more punches but ultimately could not overcome Linares.
Linares vs. Crolla II was a 12-round lightweight bout for the WBC Diamond, WBA and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Championship on March 25 at the Manchester Arena presented by Matchroom Boxing in association with Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Betfred.
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MIDDLEWEIGHT CONTENDER JASON QUIGLEY ANNOUNCES HIS ARRIVAL, WINNING NABF CHAMPIONSHIP WITH SOLID 10-ROUND VICTORY OVER GLEN TAPIA ON INAUGURAL SHOW OF GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN

Mar 24, 2017
MIDDLEWEIGHT CONTENDER JASON QUIGLEY ANNOUNCES HIS ARRIVAL, WINNING NABF CHAMPIONSHIP WITH SOLID 10-ROUND VICTORY OVER GLEN TAPIA ON INAUGURAL SHOW OF GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN
 
RANDY CABALLERO TAKES HOME NABF SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION IN A SLUGFEST
 
U.S. OLYMPIC MEDALIST MARLEN ESPARZA MAKES SUCCESSFUL PROFESSIONAL DEBUT
(Left to Right: Glen Tapia and Jason Quigley went the distance in their 10-round bout with Quigley securing the victory to become the new NABF middleweight champion.)
Photos
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions
 
INDIO, CALIF. (March 23, 2017) Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN debuted with a bang Thursday night as rising middleweight contender Jason “El Animal” Quigley (13-0, 10 KOs) took home the NABF middleweight championship, earning a hard-fought 10-round unanimous decision over a game Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (23-4, 15 KOs) in the main event before a sold out crowd at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and televised live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.
“I’m taking this little bambino [NABF belt] home with me, to my people in Donegal, Ireland and celebrate with my loved ones,” said Quigley. “Then when I come back, I’m going to celebrate with my team. Everyone here has been on my team since my performance on the Canelo-Lara undercard, and this is a stepping stone to many more belts that are coming my way.”
“I felt slow and sluggish this fight,” said Tapia. “I feel like I didn’t even get to do to him what I trained in camp for. I was able to put pressure on him and hurt him a couple of times. This was not my best performance.”
In the co-main event, former IBF Bantamweight World Champion Randy “El Matador” Caballero (24-0, 14 KOs) came back from a lengthy layoff in superb style, winning the NABF Super Bantamweight championship by out slugging Jesus “Estrella” Ruiz (35-8-5, 24 KOs) of Nogales, Mexico over 10 rounds.
“This was the absolute best way to come back,” Caballero said. “My goal is to become a world champion, and Golden Boy knows that. With the new NABF title, and coming back with that performance, I’m on a high right now. My opponent was tough, but I stayed calm, and was able to come out on top.”
 “I am satisfied with our performance in the ring, and the better man won tonight,” Ruiz said. “That’s boxing. We gave it our all, and we are content with that.”
Opening up the televised portion of the night on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist and highly decorated amateur Marlen Esparza (1-0) of Houston, TX made a successful professional debut, defeating Rachel Sazoff (0-3) of Hamilton Township, New Jersey by shutout unanimous decision.
“This was such a big stage, and fighting in front of a crowd like this for the first time was something special,” Esparza said. “I’m glad we got the W, but I was honestly looking to knock her out. I’m glad that I got this fight out of the way – I have a lot to grow in. She was a tough fighter, and she took a lot of my punches.”
 “I’m so grateful for the opportunity to take part in this show,” said Sazoff. “When I was approached by her camp for the fight, I couldn’t say no. It was a great way to challenge myself, and I think that Marlen is a great fighter. I’ve been in combat sports since I was five. I live for this stuff.”
As part of the live stream on ESPN3 hot prospect Hector “El Finito” Tanajara, Jr. (8-0, 4 KOs) faced Daniel Perales (7-7-1, 5 KOs) of Monterey, Mexico in a six-round lightweight fight. Despite Tanajara, Jr. suffering his first ever knock down in the second round, the San Antonio native kept his poise to sweep the rest of the rounds and take home a unanimous decision.
“I got too confident in the second round, and when I landed my shots I wasn’t expecting him to counter the way he did resulting in me hitting the mat,” said Tanajara, Jr. “After that, I got angry but my corner told me to just continue to outbox him. I noticed his eye was starting to swell towards the end, and so I started to use it as a target in hopes of getting the knock out. We got the win still.”

Opening up the live stream, former world champion Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (23-7, 7 KOs) took on Hector “Charro Negro” Velasquez (57-29-3, 39 KOs) in an eight round welterweight bout. Herrera issued a workman-like performance, grinding out a shutout unanimous decision victory.
“I needed to get this win, regardless of how I got it,” said Herrera. “I’ve been in a lot of tough fights, and I needed this win as a confidence booster. I’m glad that I came out of this fight pretty clean.”
IBF number one middleweight contender Tureano Johnson (20-1, 14 KOs) maintained his status with a second round knockout victory over Fabiano Pena (16-7-1, 13 KOs). Johnson returned to the ring putting in solid bodywork on his opponent, who hit the mat twice during the second round. Pena’s corner stopped the fight during the second round, awarding the technical knock out victory to Johnson at the 2:38 mark.

“I was pretty anxious to enter the ring after such a long absence, but I was reminded by my team that I am the IBF #1 ranked middleweight contender,” said Johnson. “Being absent for so long for my rotator cuff was not ideal, and I know that injuries happen, but now that we got this fight out of the way and we shook out the nerves a bit. I am ready to take on the big guys out there and demonstrate that I am still someone to fear in this division.”
In the evening’s opening bout, Azat “Attack” Hovhannisyan (11-2, 10 KOs) scored a technical knock out victory over Diuhl Olgin (10-7-2, 9 KOs) in an eight-round super bantamweight bout. Azat stuck to his plan in working the body, countering and weaving through Olguin’s punches. During the third round, there was an accidental head butt, which left a mark on both the fighters. The referee stopped the bout at the tail end of the sixth round, at 2:40 seconds.

“We knew we were going to have to endure some tough punches from him, and we were expecting him to come forward,” said Azat. “We had a great training camp, and I had some tough sparring partners, but we got what we wanted.”
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“MADMAN” MARCOS HERNANDEZ

Mar 24, 2017

“MADMAN” MARCOS HERNANDEZ

Marcos Hernandez Training Camp Quotes & Photos

Undefeated Prospect Meets Once-Beaten Kyrone Davis in Showdown Featured on Premier Boxing Champions
TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 &
BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, March 28 From Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino in Nice, California
 Photos from Peter Lopes/Team Hernandez
NICE, CALIF. (March 23, 2017) – Unbeaten prospect Marcos Hernandez will look to keep his perfect record intact when he battles once-beaten Kyrone Davis in action featured on Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes, Tuesday, March 28 from Robinson Rancheria Resort and Casino in Nice, California.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and is headlined by undefeated prospect Leduan Barthelemy battling the Dominican Republic’s Reynaldo Blanco in a 10-round super featherweight contest.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, start at $20 and are on sale now. To purchase tickets, call the players club at (707) 262-4000.
Here is what Hernandez had to say about his training camp, his showdown with Davis and more:
On his current training camp:
“Like always, training camp has been tough. My team and I put in a lot of hard work. I have some great sparring in Los Angeles and the Bay Area, with some top-level guys.  I know all the hard work will pay off on fight night.  There are a couple of more days left before we wrap camp up.  All in all, it’s been a great camp.”
On facing Kyrone Davis:
“Kyrone Davis is a very good fighter with a lot of skill.  He’s never been knocked out so I know he has a good chin.  This is a fight where the winner will get another opportunity to take his career to another level.  We have a nice game plan that we will impose on Davis.  I must take control from the first round and make my adjustments from there.”
On making his third appearance on FS1:
“I’m very happy to be back fighting on FS1. This will be my third consecutive time fighting on TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS and I can’t wait.  I know a lot of my fans back home in Fresno will be tuning in.  I just want to bring another exciting fight to the fans.”
On fighting at the Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino:
“I like fighting up at the Robinson Rancheria Casino.  Being that this will be my third fight up there, I’ve developed a bit of a fan base with the local fans.  The venue is nice and the fans are up close so it can get loud in there.  I enjoy putting on a great show for everyone in attendance.”
On making his 2017 debut:
“I’ve eagerly been waiting to get back in the ring since I last fought in September.  I want to make a statement being that this is my first fight in 2017.  I know if I keep winning I’ll be back in the ring with the stakes much higher.”
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