LUCAS ‘LA MAQUINA’ MATTHYSSE DISCUSSES TRAINING CAMP AHEAD OF SUPER FIGHT AGAINST MANNY ‘PACMAN’ PACQUIAO

May 24, 2018
LUCAS ‘LA MAQUINA’ MATTHYSSE DISCUSSES TRAINING CAMP AHEAD OF SUPER FIGHT AGAINST MANNY ‘PACMAN’ PACQUIAO
 
 SUNDAY, JULY 15 AT AXIATA ARENA IN KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
(ABOVE: Lucas Matthysse works the mitts with Mario Narvaez in preparation for his fight against
 Manny Pacquiao on July 15 Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
 
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Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
 
INDIO, CALIF. (May 23, 2018): Argentine knockout artist Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (39-4, 36 KOs) discussed his training camp routine ahead of his super fight against future Hall of Famer Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) in a scheduled 12-round welterweight clash. The fight, which will be for Matthysse’s WBA Welterweight World Title, will take place Sunday, July 15 at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The 35-year-old champion is now entering the first stages of sparring at the Boys and Girls Club in Indio, California, with head trainers Joel and Antonio Diaz. This team of brothers oversee a training camp that includes other fighters from the exclusive Golden Boy Promotions stable, including Francisco “El Bandido” VargasDiego De La HoyaMarcelino “Nino” Lopez, Vergil Ortiz Jr., Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez and Oscar Duarte. Mario Narvaez, who is the brother of former two-division world champion Omar “El Huracan” Narvaez, also forms an important part of the Matthysse team, while Federico Wittenkamp is in charge of his strength and conditioning training. For the native of Trelew, Chubut, Argentina, this is not an ordinary training camp as his career will be defined by the result of this highly anticipated fight.
Matthysse’s training camp schedule consists of:
  • Strength and conditioning with Federico Wittenkamp at 8:00 a.m.
  • Training in the gym at 3:30 p.m.
  • Sparring sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Mitts, strategy and boxing routine on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Matthysse had the following to say regarding his break from boxing, his training camp, and his fight against Pacquiao:
“I have been training in the United States for about a month already after having trained for two months in Argentina. I still have about a month and a half left, and I’m preparing very well. We’re focused very much on this fight, and people will see the same Lucas Matthysse as always, the one who always looks for the action. It’s a fight that I like because of our similar styles and because we are of the same height.
“After my last loss against Viktor Postol, I decided to take a break of about nine months where I would do nothing but enjoy my time with my family. I would fish, ride my motorcycle, be at home or spend time with my friends. I needed the time to forget about boxing and recharge my batteries so I could start again fresh with my training.
“I’ve been a professional for several years. I’ve fought with good fighters, and I got a lot of experience in Argentina and the United States. Training with Joel Diaz now is something that’s really good for me. After having lost to Postol, I wanted to return, but I didn’t know where and how. I had known Joel Diaz for some time already, so I decided to start my career again with him in the United States.
“I expect the same Manny Pacquiao as always. He is a respectable champion, but I’m a champion as well. I’ve been fighting for a long time. I know he has a lot of experience as well. It will be a great fight, and I expect to see the same Manny Pacquiao I watched on television. Now I’m going to see him in the ring. This is something very big for me and my career.”

Pacquiao vs. Matthysse is a 12-round fight for the WBA Welterweight World Championship presented by Manny Pacquiao Promotions in association with Golden Boy Promotions and Arano Box. The fight will take place Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event will air live in the United States on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Tickets for this event will be announced shortly.
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Join UFC President Dana White at UFC 226 with EA SPORTS UFC 3 #BeTheBoss Contest

May 24, 2018

Join UFC President Dana White at UFC 226 with EA SPORTS UFC 3 #BeTheBoss Contest

Become a UFC champion as Dana White in EA SPORTS UFC 3 and Earn a Chance to Sit Octagon-side with White at UFC 226

Las Vegas – UFC® and EA SPORTS™ today announced the launch of the first-ever #BeTheBoss contest with EA SPORTS™ UFC® 3, where six prize winners will receive the ultimate UFC prize pack that includes a trip to the highly-anticipated UFC® 226: MIOCIC vs. CORMIER on Saturday, July 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Contest entry begins today and concludes on Wednesday, June 6 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

To enter the contest, players must complete an official entry form by visiting the #BeTheBoss Contest Website. Contestants will then start Career Mode, selecting UFC President Dana White as their playable character and compete through their respective weight class with the goal of becoming a champion.

At the conclusion of the contest, six winners will be chosen to win an all-expenses paid trip to UFC 226 to experience UFC like never before! One of the six winners will be upgraded to stand on-stage with Dana at the UFC 226 weigh-ins, tickets to sit in Dana’s personal section during the event and a reserved seat Octagon-side with Dana for the main event superfight between UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. The grand prize winner will also receive a private tour of UFC’s global headquarters and the UFC Performance Institute, along with a chance to play EA SPORTS UFC 3 with Dana himself.

All winners will receive two tickets to UFC 226, reserved seats at the UFC 226 weigh-ins, a $500 UFC store gift card and a $1,500 Visa gift card. One winner from the UK/Ireland and five winners from USA/Canada will be announced around June 14, 2018. The estimated prize pack value is approximately $7,000 for North American winners and $8,500 for the international selection. The contest is open to legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec), United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, and the United States (including the District of Columbia and excluding Florida and New York).

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JOUSCE GONZALEZ VS. JUAN SANDOVAL OFFICIAL WEIGHTS

May 24, 2018
JOUSCE GONZALEZ VS. JUAN SANDOVAL OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
B. RILEY FBR, INC. PRESENTS THE 9TH ANNUAL “BIG FIGHTERS, BIG CAUSE” CHARITY BOXING NIGHT BENEFITING THE SUGAR RAY LEONARD FOUNDATION
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel 
 
Santa Monica, CA
About Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation
The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation was established in 2009 by boxing legend and six-time world champion Sugar Ray Leonard and his wife, Bernadette. The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation is committed to funding research and care for pediatric type 1 & 2 diabetes and creates awareness for both diseases. The Foundation also strives to help children live healthier lives through diet and exercise.
Type 1 diabetes strikes both children and adults at any age. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. Type 2 diabetes in children is on the rise, fueled largely by the obesity epidemic.
Leonard draws from his personal experience and boxing career to provide inspiration for funding research to combat the disease. For more information, visit www.sugarrayleonardfdn.org, like and follow on twitter at @SugarRayLeonard and Facebook at www.facebook.com/SugarRayLeonard6.
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Inoue and Shiro Title Defenses to be Broadcast in the U.S. LIVE and Exclusively on ESPN+

May 24, 2018

FRIDAY: Naoya “Monster” Inoue and Ken Shiro Title Defenses to be Broadcast in the U.S. LIVE and Exclusively on ESPN+

World championship doubleheader to begin Friday, May 25 at 7:15 a.m. ET.
(May 22, 2018) — The “Monster” will wake up American fight fans on Friday morning.

From the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo, two-weight world champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue will move up in weight to face WBA bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell, and WBC light flyweight champion Ken Shiro will make the third defense of his belt in a rematch against Ganigan Lopez. This world championship doubleheader, promoted by Ohashi Promotions and Teiken Promotions, will be broadcast live and exclusively in the United States at 7:15 a.m. ET on ESPN+ — the recently-launched multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment and ESPN.

Inoue (15-0, 13 KOs) has been competing at the world level since 2014 when, in his sixth professional bout, he knocked out Adrian Hernandez in the sixth round to win the WBC light flyweight title. Later that year, he moved up two weight classes and stopped longtime WBO junior bantamweight champion Omar Narvaez in the second round. After making seven defenses of that title, Inoue is moving up to fight an established champion in McDonnell (29-2-1, 13 KOs), who has made six title defenses since winning the belt in May 2014.

Shiro (12-0, 6 KOs) won the WBC light flyweight over Lopez via majority decision in a closely contested bout May 20 of last year in Tokyo. Lopez (28-7, 17 KOs) fought valiantly in the championship rounds, but Shiro did just enough to earn the decision. Shiro last fought on December 30, scoring a fourth-round TKO over Gilberto Pedroza. For Lopez, this will be his first sanctioned fight since he lost the title.

ESPN+ is the first-ever multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment and ESPN.ESPN+ also offers fans two exclusive, original boxing programs The Boxing Beat with Dan Rafael (Mondays, weekly) and In This Corner (twice monthly). In addition to boxing content, fans that subscribe to ESPN+ get thousands of additional live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks – for just $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year).

About ESPN+
ESPN+ is the first-ever multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment  and ESPN. It offers fans thousands of additional live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks. This includes hundreds of MLB, NHL and MLS games, Grand Slam tennis, Top Rank boxing, PGA Tour golf, college sports, international rugby, cricket, the full library of ESPN Films (including 30 for 30) and more. Fans can subscribe to ESPN+ for just $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year) and cancel at any time.

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Pedraza y Stevenson buscan brillar en las preliminares de Crawford-Horn el 9 de junio en Las Vegas

May 22, 2018

José Pedraza y Shakur Stevenson Buscan Brillar en las Preliminares Crawford vs. Horn del 9 de junio en el MGM Grand de Las Vegas

Crawford vs. Horn vs. Pedraza vs. Antonio Moran serán televisadas
por ESPN+ comenzando a las 9:30 p.m. ET

Las peleas preliminares, incluyendo a Stevenson, Steve Nelson, José Benavídez, y Gabe Flores Jr. se transmitirán por ESPN+ comenzando a las  6:30 p.m. ET.

¡Taquillas ya están disponibles!

LAS VEGAS (22 de mayo del 2018) – José “Sniper” Pedraza está cerca de obtener una oportunidad de título mundial, mientras que Shakur Stevenson ya da sus primeros pasos en esa dirección. Pedraza y Stevenson verán acción el 9 de junio en el evento de campeonato mundial Terence Crawford vs. Jeff Horn que se celebrará en el MGM Grand Garden Arena de Las Vegas.

Pedraza (23-1, 12 KOs), de Cidra, Puerto Rico, desafiará a Antonio Moran (22-2, 15 KOs) en un combate a 10 asaltos por el cinturón Latino peso ligero de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), mientras que Stevenson (6-0, 3 KOs), medallista de plata olímpica para Estados Unidos en el 2016, subirá su nivel de oposición cuando se mida a  Aelio Mesquita (16-1, 14 KOs) en un combate a ocho asaltos en el peso pluma.

Y, en una batalla de invictos, el contendiente de peso welter José Benavidez (26-0, 17 KOs) enfrentará las manos duras de Frank Rojas (22-0, 21 KOs) de Caracas, Venezuela, en un combate a 10 asaltos.

Crawford vs. Horn y Pedraza vs. Moran se transmitirán en exclusiva por ESPN+ a partir de las 9:30 p.m. ET., mientras que Stevenson vs. Mesquita, Benavidez vs. Rojas, y otras peleas preliminares se mostrarán en ESPN+ a partir de las 6:30 p.m. ET.

Los boletos para Crawford vs. Horn, con un precio de $500, $300, $200, $ 100 y $50 (disponibilidad limitada), están a la venta ahora y se pueden comprar en línea a través de axs.com, llamando por teléfono al 866-740-7711 o en persona en cualquier boletería de MGM Resorts.

Pedraza, un ex campeón súper pluma de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (FIB) que logró dos defensas exitosas de título mundial, regresó de un descanso de 14 meses el 17 de marzo para anotarse una decisión vía blanqueada de ocho asaltos sobre José Luis Rodríguez. Moran tiene una racha ganadora de tres combates desde que derrotó por decisión dividida a Emanuel López.

“Estoy emocionado porque esta será mi primera pelea en Las Vegas, que todos saben es la capital del boxeo en el mundo. Estoy decidido a dar un gran pelea,”dijo Pedraza. “Sé que Moran es un buen peleador y viene con intenciones de tronchar mis planes, pero he trabajado muy duro para asegurarme de que eso no suceda. Espero salir victorioso el 9 de junio y continuaré demostrando que soy una fuerza en el peso ligero.”

Benavidez, quien ya una vez tuvo el título interino superligero de la AMB, peleará por segunda vez desde que regresó de un desscanso de 18 meses. Rojas ha noqueado a 19 oponentes consecutivos y ha peleado todos menos uno de sus encuentros profesionales en su natal Venezuela.

“Tengo 21 nocauts en 22 peleas. El 9 de junio, añadiré otro nocaut a mi record,” dijo Rojas. “¡Voy por ti, Benavidez! Estoy 100 por ciento listo para darle a los fanáticos una gran pelea. Espero que estés listo porque voy a noquearte. Voy a arrancarle la cabeza. Preparense.”

“Espero que Rojas haya entrenado duro y que venga bien preparado porque estoy decidido a detenerlo,”dijo Benavidez. “Rojas no me tocará en absoluto. No me va a arrancar la cabeza porque yo voy a arrancarle la cabeza primero a él”.

Stevenson viene de la mejor actuación de su joven carrera el 28 de abril en Filadelfia, cuando noqueó al invicto Patrick Riley en la segunda ronda.

“He tenido la oportunidad de pelear en el Madison Square Garden, y ahora estoy listo para mi debut en Las Vegas en el MGM Grand el 9 de junio,”dijo Stevenson. “Han habido tantas peleas históricas en esa arena y ahora es mi turno. Siempre es divertido pelear en las carteleras de Terence. La familia Crawford me ha adoptado, así que voy a hacer un gran espectáculo para ellos y para todos los que estén presentes en el MGM y viendo por ESPN+.”

También verá acción en la cartelera Maxim “Mad Max” Dadashev (10-0, 9 KOs), un peleador manejado por Egis Klimas, que enfrentará al ex campeón mundial de peso ligero de la AMB Darleys Perez (33-3-2, 21 KOs) en un combate a 10 asaltos por el título vacante  superligero de la NABF.

El prospecto de peso semipesado Steve Nelson (10-0, 8 KOs), quien es entrenado y manejado por Brian “BoMac” McIntyre, enfrentará a Dashon Webster (10-1, 8 KOs) en un comabte a seis asaltos.

Gabe Flores, Jr. (7-0, 5 KOs) luchará contra el invicto Dustin Southichack (4-0-1, 1 KO) en un combate de seis asaltos en peso pluma. Flores, de 18 años, quien hizo su debut profesional justo después de su cumpleaños número 17, hará su tercera aparición en el ring en el 2018.

El máximo prospecto David Kaminsky (1-0) verá acción en una pelea de peso superwelter a seis asaltos contra Trevor Lavin (1-0, 1 KO) de Topeka, Kan.

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Kovalev-Alvarez Tickets on Sale Now!

May 21, 2018
Sergey Kovalev vs. Eleider Alvarez Saturday, August 4 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
 
Tickets on Sale Now!
Kovalev-Alvarez Face-Off
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Atlantic City, NJ:   Tickets are on sale now for the highly-anticipated WBO Light Heavyweight World Title showdown between two-time champ Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (32-2-1, 28 KOs) and long-time #1 contender Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (23-0, 11 KOs) which takes place Saturday, August 4 at the Etess Arena at the brand-new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. Tickets range from $50 to $200 and are available online at TicketMaster.com and HardRockHotelAtlanticCity.com.
The event is presented by Main Events and Krusher Promotions in association with Groupe Yvon Michel and will be televised live on HBO Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
 
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. Tickets range between $50 and $200 and are on sale through HardRockHotelAtlanticCity.com and Ticketmaster.com. The event is promoted by Main Events and Krusher Promotions in association with Groupe Yvon Michel and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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‘RUTHLESS’ ROMERO DUNO DEFEATS GILBERTO ‘FLACO’ GONZALEZ IN CLASSIC PHILIPPINES VS. MEXICO

May 21, 2018
RUTHLESS’ ROMERO DUNO DEFEATS GILBERTO ‘FLACO’ GONZALEZ IN CLASSIC PHILIPPINES VS. MEXICO BATTLE IN MAIN EVENT OF GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO
 
OSCAR DUARTE SCORES UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY AGAINST TOUGH CONTENDER REY ‘FLASH’ PEREZ IN CO-MAIN EVENT
(ABOVE: Romero Duno scored a unanimous decision victory against Gilberto Gonzalez in the main event of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on May 17)
 
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
INDIO, CALIF. (May 17, 2018): Rising lightweight knockout artist Romero “Ruthless” Duno (17-1, 14 KOs) of General Santos City, Philippines defeated Gilberto “Flaco” Gonzalez (27-5, 22 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico via 10-round unanimous decision in the main event of the May 17 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Duno landed the harder shots in every round, though Gonzalez’s heart and use of distance proved for an exciting and action-packed bout. Duno won the fight with scores of 98-92, 97-93 and 97-93.
“Gonzalez is a very good fighter with a good chin,” said Romero Duno. “I got him early, but he’s very tough, so he lasted the whole fight. This was a big fight for the Philippines and everyone was watching. I hope this takes me to bigger and better fights. I’m ready to come back anytime.”
“I felt I won the fight,” said Gilberto Gonzalez. “He [Duno] wasn’t really landing shots. Even though he dropped me, I won more rounds just by keeping him at a distance. The headbutts were also a constant problem. Just watch the tape.”
Lightweight prospect Oscar Duarte (14-0-1, 9 KOs) scored a unanimous decision victory against Filipino pugilist Rey “Flash” Perez (22-10, 6 KO) in his first ten-round fight in tonight’s co-main event. Duarte started off slowly, but managed to drop Perez two times in round eight. The first was caused by a body shot and the second by a series of shots to the chin. Duarte dominated into the final round, which earned him the victory with scores of 98-90, 99-89 and 99-89.
“I started cautiously because I needed to find my distance,” said Oscar Duarte. “Once I found my distance, I was able to land more shots. I saw that I was hurting him, so I looked for the combination that would drop him, starting from the head and finishing to the body. I look forward to working on my craft and moving on to bigger and better fights.”
Francisco Esparza (8-0-1, 3 KOs) of Las Vegas, Nevada scored an eight-round unanimous decision victory against Edgar Cantu (7-3-2, 1 KO) of Laredo, Texas in a featherweight clash. Esparza got the better in nearly all of their exchanges, allowing him to win with three scores of 80-72.
“Cantu has got a good chin,” said Francisco Esparza. “I didn’t really feel any of his shots, except for the head-butt, which caused the cut above my ear. I don’t know what’s next, but I’m ready for whatever. I trust my team.”
Jaba Khositashvili (3-0, 2 KOs) of Akhaltsikhe, Georgia scored a second-round technical knockout victory against Fabian Valdes (2-3) of Huatabampo, Mexico in a scheduled six-round super middleweight fight. After hurting him several times, Khositashvili stopped Valdes at :26 of the second round.
“It was a bit difficult because I was not able to fight for a year,” said Jaba Khositashvili. “But now I feel perfect. I’m always ready and can even fight in a week or two.”
Raymond Muratalla (1-0) of Fontana, Calif. made his professional debut by scoring a four-round unanimous decision victory against Benjamin Da Cunha (0-4) of Ivelines, France in a lightweight battle. Muratalla won with three scores of 40-36.
“I had so much fun in there,” said Raymond Muratalla. “This is what I’m going to do from now on. I’m so happy my family and friends came out to see me.”
Duno vs. Gonzalez was a 10-round lightweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event was sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The fights took place on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.
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MERCITO ‘NO MERCY’ GESTA, EX RETADOR AL CAMPEONATO MUNDIAL, CHOCARÁ CONTRA ROBERTO ‘TITO’ MANZANAREZ

May 17, 2018
MERCITO ‘NO MERCY’ GESTA, EX RETADOR AL CAMPEONATO MUNDIAL, CHOCARÁ CONTRA ROBERTO ‘TITO’ MANZANAREZ EN EL EVENTO ESTELAR DE LA EDICIÓN DEL 14 DE JUNIO DE GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN POR EL TÍTULO LIGERO DE LA NABO 
 
LOS PROSPECTOS INVICTOS EDGAR ‘KID NEZA’ VALERIO Y MANNY ‘CHATO’ ROBLES III COMBATIRÁN POR EL VACANTE FAJÍN PLUMA NABF DESDE EL FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO
 
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¡Los boletos saldrán a la venta el jueves 17 de mayo a las 10:00 a.m. PT!
 
LOS ÁNGELES, California 17 de mayo de 2018. – Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (31-2-2, 17 nocáuts), el ex retador al campeonato mundial y orgullo de Cebú, Filipinas, chocará contra el contendiente de las 135 libras Roberto “Tito” Manzanarez (35-1, 28 nocáuts), de Phoenix, Arizona por la faja ligero de la NABO en el pleito estelar de la edición del 14 de junio de Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN desde el Fantasy Springs Resort Casino de Indio, California. ESPN transmitirán los combates iniciando a las 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT, y la transmisión en vivo de ESPN3 comenzará a las 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT. ESPN Deportes transmitirán los combates el viernes 15 de junio a las 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT.
 
Gesta, el contendiente de 30 años de edad y quien reside en San Diego, California, ha derrotado a fuertes oponentes de la talla de Gilberto “El Flaco” Gonzalez Martín “El Brochas” Honorio. El zurdo retornará tras su segunda oportunidad de campeonato mundial, que fue ante Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares, ex campeón mundial ligero AMB, CMB Diamante y Ring Magazine. Gesta también se enfrentó a Miguel “Títere” Vázquez por el título mundial ligero FIB en su primera oportunidad de campeonato mundial. 
 
“No puedo esperar para regresar al cuadrilátero y dar un gran espectáculo ante Roberto Manzanarez”, afirmó Mercito Gesta. “Roberto es un peleador joven, alto, talentoso y hambriento con un récord excepcional. He estado entrenando duro con mi papá, mi equipo y con mi entrenador Freddie Roach. ¡Robert y yo les daremos una gran pelea a los aficionados este 14 de junio!”, puntualizó. 
 
Manzanarez es un sólido contendiente que a pesar de nacer en Estados Unidos ha pasado la mayoría de su carrera peleando en México. El púgil de 23 años de edad derrotó al ex campeón mundial Gamaliel “El Plátano” Díaz y al ex contendiente Héctor “Charro Negro” González. Manzanarez está listo para hacerse de un nombre en la división de peso ligero en su primer evento principal en ESPN y su primera oportunidad de título regional.
 
“Esta pelea es muy importante para mí,” dijo Roberto Manzanarez. “Todas las contiendas son importantes, pero esta es la más importante porque ganando este pleito viene mejores oportunidades. Estoy trabajando en todo en el gimnasio. Conozco el estilo de Mercito Gesta, y sé que es rápido. Pero estoy trabajando duro para salir adelante”, subrayó.
 
El evento co estelar contará con una emocionante batalla entre dos prospectos invictos del exclusivo establo de Golden Boy Promotions. Edgar “Kid Neza” Valerio (13-0, 8 nocáuts) se enfrentará a Manny “Chato” Robles III (15-0, 7 nocáuts) por el vacante cinto pluma NABF.
 
Valerio es un prospecto con dinamita en ambos puños quien ha solidificado su racha invicta derrotando a oponente tras oponente. El nativo de Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México y de 23 años de edad está listo para ser considerado como contendiente, pero solamente si supera a su compañero del establo de Golden Boy Promotions.
 
“Estoy agradecido por otra oportunidad”, explicó Edgar Valerio.“Voy a darles a los aficionados una gran pelea. Este choque entre prospectos invictos superará las expectativas y emociones sin duda alguna. Espero una gran noche productiva de boxeo para mi equipo y para mí”, finalizó.
 
Robles III, también de 23 años de edad y oriundo del sur de California, ha desarrollado su palmarés de manera constante desde que realizó su debut en el boxeo profesional en 2012. Robles III realizó su debut como atracción principal en septiembre de 2017 cuando derrotó a José Estrella en un evento LA FIGHT CLUB. Estará a una victoria de lograr el estatus de contendiente si sale son la mano en alto el 14 de junio.
 
“Valerio es un peleador bueno y talentoso, pero no es nada que no haya visto antes”, indicó Manny Robles III. “Nunca subestimo a nadie, y es por eso que estoy entrenando duro. Entiendo que esta es la pelea más importante de mi carrera. Lo único que me importa es mi oponente y salir victorioso”, puntualizó.
 
Daniel Ponce De León, el ex monarca mundial en dos divisiones, será el invitado especial para este emocionante evento. El nativo de Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, México realizó su marca en el deporte de las narices chatas y orejas de coliflor como uno de los primeros prospectos y campeones de Golden Boy Promotions, derrotando en su basta carrera a peleadores como Rey “Boom Boom” BautistaOrlando “El Fenómeno” Cruz Jhonny González. Ponce De León estará presente para los combates y estará disponible para saludar a los aficionados, firmar autógrafos, y para tomarse fotos en el Fantasy Springs Special Events Center antes del inicio de Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN. El evento especial de saludar y conocer estará abierto al público con la compra de un boleto para el evento.
 
El respaldo de este evento contará con prospectos de todo el país. Herbert “Ace” Acevedo (14-2, 6 nocáuts) de Garden City, Kansas combatirá contra David Thomas (6-2-1, 2 nocáuts) en un pleito a seis asaltos en peso superligero. Rommel Caballero (0-0-1) de Coachella, California retronará en un choque a cuatro asaltos en peso superpluma. Luis Feliciano (6-0, 3 nocáuts) de Utuado, Puerto Rico tendrá acción en una batalla a ocho asaltos en las 140 libras. Los oponentes para estos dos prospectos serán anunciados en breve.
 
Gesta vs. Manzanarez es un combate a 10 asaltos por el cetro ligero NABO presentado por Golden Boy Promotions. El evento es patriconado por Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” y Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” Los combates se efectuarán el jueves 14 de junio de 2018 en el Fantasy Springs Resort Casino en Indio, California. ESPN transmitirán los combates iniciando a las 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT, y la transmisión en vivo de ESPN3 comenzará a las 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT. ESPN Deportes transmitirán los combates el viernes 15 de junio a las 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT.
 
 Los boletos para el evento saldrán a la venta el jueves 17 de mayo de 2018 a las 10:00 a.m. PT, y comienzan desde $25 en la taquilla de Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Para comprarlos por teléfono llamar a 1-800-827-2946. Los boletos también están disponibles para su compra en www.FantasySprings.com
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GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN: ROMERO DUNO VS. GILBERTO GONZALEZ OFFICIAL WEIGHTS

May 17, 2018
ROMERO DUNO VS. GILBERTO GONZALEZ
 
Thursday, May 17, 2018
 
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
 
Indio, CA
ROMERO DUNO VS. GILBERTO GONZALEZ
 
Thursday, May 17, 2018
 
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
 
Indio, CA
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Lomachenko Destrona a Linares en el Madison Square Garde de Nueva York

May 16, 2018

Lomachenko vs Linares

Nueva York, NY. El favorito de la noche Lomachenko termina  la pelea en el round décimo  con un golpe al cuerpo, de Linares enviándolo directo a la lona, donde ya no se pudo recuperar al conteo del referí, con esta pelea  Lomanchenko reafirma que es el mejor libra por libra de los últimos tiempos, en esta gran pelea que se llevo el pasado sábado desde le Madison Square Garden de la ciudad de Nueva York.

El promotor de TOP RANK Bob Arum dijo Que que el 25 de agosto regresara en el Forum de Inglewood, California y que quizás su próximo candidato para pelear con Lomachenko será Ray Beltran, campeón de OMB, si es que llegan a un arreglo económico para realizar este combate.

Depende del resultado que se lleve el 25 de agosto posiblemente se enfrentaría entre Mikey Garcia o Robert Easter, ya que se encuentran en la misma división del peso ligero, o quizás se pensara subir a las 140 libras para enfrentar al Filipino de todos los tiempos Manny Pacquiao.

BereaVision/Nueva York
Carlos A. Rodriguez
Fotos: Ben Caridi

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