TEWA KIRAM AND MERCITO ‘NO MERCY’ GESTA LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT

Jan 19, 2018
TEWA KIRAM AND MERCITO ‘NO MERCY’ GESTA LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
 
SATURDAY, JAN. 27, 2018 TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO BOXING AFTER DARK

 

(L-R: Tenochtitlan Nava, Romero Duno, Tewa Kiram, Mercito Gesta and Ferdinand Kerobyan pose at their media workout in Los Angeles, Calif. on Jan. 18, 2018)

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Photo Credit : Lina Baker/SeeYouRingside Photography
Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
 
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LOS ANGELES (Jan. 18, 2018): PABA Welterweight Champion Tewa Kiram (38-0. 28 KOs) and lightweight contender Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (31-1-2, 17 KOs) hosted a media workout today at Westside Boxing Club in Los Angeles, Calif. ahead of their respective world championship bouts. Kiram will take on former interim WBC Super Lightweight Champion Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (38-4, 35 KOs) in a 12-round fight for the vacant WBA Welterweight World Title, while Gesta will take on WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine World Champion Jorge “El Nino De Oro” Linares (43-3, 27 KOs) in a 12-round battle. The action takes place on Saturday, Jan. 27 in a special double main event at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The doubleheader will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
 
On the non-televised portion of the card, Armenian welterweight prospect Ferdinand Kerobyan (7-0, 4 KOs) will face Lucius Johnson (4-1-1, 3 KOs) in a six-round welterweight fight. In an exciting and rarely-seen battle between two undefeated prospects, Los Angeles native Tenochtitlan “T-Dog” Nava (7-0, 1 KO) will participate in an eight-round 126-pound clash against Las Vegas’ Francisco “El Alacran” Esparza (6-0-1, 2 KOs).  Romero “Ruthless” Duno (15-1, 13 KOs) will fight for a second consecutive time at the “Fabulous” Forum in an eight-round lightweight battle against Sacramento, Calif.’s Yardley Armenta (21-9, 12 KOs). Kerobyan, Duno and Nava also participated in today’s workout. The non-televised undercard action will be streamed live on www.RingTV.com beginning at 3:05 p.m. PT/ 6:05 p.m. ET.
 
Here’s what today’s participants had to say at the media workout:
TEWA KIRAM, PABA Welterweight Champion:
“I have a great game plan that I have for next week. I can’t reveal it now, but if I find an opportunity, I’ll take it. Lucas Matthysse is coming from 140 to 147, so I feel good about that. I’ll be the naturally bigger guy in there. I’m very relaxed, even though this is my first fight outside of Thailand. I’m very happy and excited to come to America to fight for a world title. With a win, I’ll come back here very soon and fight again!”
MERCITO “NO MERCY” GESTA, Lightweight Contender:
“I’ve grown a lot and learned a lot since 2012, when I first fought for a world title. I learned how to take defeat, and I learned to make the most from my mistakes. Right now it’s a matter of taking all that I learned and putting it into the ring. I’m not concerned with Jorge Linares’ power, but he is fast and we’re taking that into consideration. I’ve been studying and working on applying pressure, but smartly to avoid mistakes. To my all my fans, don’t miss this great fight. I’m going to win that belt for you!”
 
FERDINAND KEROBYAN, Welterweight Prospect:
“My opponent’s name is Lucius Johnson, and he’s been a pro for a while now. We’ve done our research, and I’m looking forward to putting a great show for my fans and come out with a great victory. After fighting 7 times in 2017, I’m hoping this year I’ll be fighting for a championship belt. I want to get more experience on the way, and with experience I’ll be a more complete fighter.
ROMERO “RUTHLESS” DUNO, Super Featherweight Prospect:
“The win against Christian Gonzalez gave me a lot of opportunities. I was immediately signed and now I’m doing better than ever. I will give a good fight on Jan. 27, and we can show the world to never underestimate me. I’ve prepared well, and I’m ready for the next level and to take on even tougher fights.
TENOCHTITLAN “T-DOG” NAVA, Featherweight Prospect:
“I’ve been waiting for this fight for some time now. Now only is this a great opportunity to step up, but it’s an opportunity to give a great fight between two young, undefeated fighters. Esparza is young and tough, but I came into camp in great shape and I have a smart game plan to beat him.”
 
Matthysse vs. Kiram is a 12-round fight for the vacant WBA Welterweight
World Championship, and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Box and Galaxy Promotions. Linares vs. Gesta, a 12-round fight for the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Championships is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” Hennessy “Never Stop, Never Settle,” and Casa Mexico Tequila. The event will take place Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
The non-televised undercard action will be streamed live on www.RingTV.com beginning at 3:05 p.m. PT/ 6:05 p.m. ET.
For more information visit www.goldenboypromotions.com and www.hbo.com/boxing, follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @hboboxing; become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing; visit us on Instagram at @GoldenBoyBoxing; and follow the conversation using #MatthysseKiram.
Tickets for Matthysse vs. Kiram are currently on sale and are priced at $10, $25, $50 and $100, not including applicable service charges and taxes, with a total ticket limit of 12 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or the Forum Box Office (Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. PST to 7:00 p.m. PST) at (310) 330-7300.  Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.fabulousforum.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
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Errol Spence Jr. vs. Lamont Peterson Final Press Conference

Jan 19, 2018

Errol Spence Jr. vs. Lamont Peterson Final Press Conference 

Quotes & Photos

 

Welterweight World Title Showdown Headlines Saturday, January 20 Live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn & Presented by Premier Boxing Champions

 

Photos from Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

 

Photos from Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

 

BROOKLYN (January 18, 2018) – Undefeated welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr. and two-division world champion Lamont Peterson faced off Thursday at the final press conference before they enter the ring Saturday, January 20 in the main event live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®, and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

 

The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features unbeaten lightweight world champion Robert Easter and former world champion Javier Fortuna, who met face to face for the first time on Thursday.

 

Competing in SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING PRELIMS on Saturday will be unbeaten light heavyweight Marcus Browne and once-beaten Francy Ntetu, who meet in a 10-round bout, plus undefeated heavyweight Adam Kownacki and once-beaten Iago Kiladze, who step into the ring for a 10-round affair.

 

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and TGB Promotions, are priced starting at $50, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.combarclayscenter.com, at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center or by calling 800-745-3000. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.

 

Here is what the participants had to say Thursday from the Dream Hotel Downtown:

 

ERROL SPENCE JR.

 

“This fight means everything to me. I still have a chip on my shoulder. I want to be the last man standing. I want to beat the top fighters in my division. Lamont is the one standing in front of me, so it’s fight time.

 

“I think it’s going to turn into a war. A lot of people have thought this would be an easy fight for me. But if you follow Lamont Peterson, you know this will be tough. He’s always in great shape and has a lot of skills. IT might be a dog fight and that’s what I wanted. He’s the guy who wanted to fight and I said of course. It’s going to be a rugged fight. Later on in the fights, he always gets rough and stands toe-to-toe.

 

“There might not be a lot of talking and bad blood between us, but you know that the two of us always give a great fight for the fans.

 

“I had to wait for my title defense and then I had a lot of guys not answer the call for this fight. I have a belt and I still have to call these other guys out. Lamont Peterson answered the call like a real fighter.

 

“In a perfect world I’d be unifying with Keith Thurman this year. I’m going to fight three times this year though. You don’t get time back. I’m ready to strike now.

 

“I’m just excited to fight. I like to fight. I can’t wait to be in front of those bright lights in front of the fans. Brooklyn is a great place to fight and my family from the area can come see me live. I can’t wait to display my skills.

 

“A true champion can’t fight everybody who calls them out, it’s still a business. But a true champion fights other champions, especially when they’re available. You can’t avoid questions and try to delay a fight. You fight the next champion that’s available, that’s what a true champion does.”

 

LAMONT PETERSON

 

“When I got into boxing, I had goals. First I wanted to be a National Champion, then a world champion as a professional, but the ultimate goal is to be in the Hall of Fame. With that being my goal, I wouldn’t put myself in that conversation yet. With wins over a guy like Errol Spence and the other top welterweights, I think I’m right there in it. That’s my goal and I’ll give it my all to get there.

 

“If you left it to me I’d fight every month. That’s how much I love the sport. I know a victory would help me get in the ring even more often. Sometimes if you lose at the top level, other top guys don’t want to take a chance against you. I can fix all of that this weekend

 

“I don’t worry about any negativity. My resume is written in the history books. All I can do is respect the opinion of others and work hard to get this win.

 

“I’m excited and looking forward to the skill level that’s going to be displayed this weekend. It’s going to be a rough fight for sure. But I look forward to the technique and skill level. Defense, offense and transitioning between the two. That’s the part of boxing that I love.

 

“Errol even taking the Kell Brook fight was impressive to me. Most guys in his position take their time leading up to the first title shot, but he ended up fighting someone in his prime in his country. To will himself to that win was very impressive.

 

“When you get to the big stages and those big fights, you have to win more than you lose. I think if I can win some big fights these next few years my career will be in a good place.”

 

ROBERT EASTER

 

“I have no concerns fighting a southpaw. I made my last fight hard, but this time I’m going to use my reach, my feet and my speed to dominate.

 

“I’m looking for a great performance. This is going to be the best Robert Easter the fans have ever seen. We prepared to dominate this fight.

 

“Javier Fortuna is an accomplished fighter but I don’t know too much about him. I know what I came to do. I’m a world champion and everyone knows what I bring to the fight game. I won’t leave without my strap.

 

“I’m ready to fight the best in this sport. I want to become the man at this weight and I know I have to beat the other champions to do that.

 

“Boxing is all about showing you’re the best and fighting the best. I just want to fight these other champions in my weight class. I’m looking to stay healthy in 2018 and remain on top.”

 

JAVIER FORTUNA

 

“I have no excuses on January 20. I hope he doesn’t either. I will be taking that title to the Dominican Republic for my fans. I’ve been dreaming about it and I will take it.

 

“I have the style and the skills to beat Robert Easter. I know how to make sure his height does not affect me at all. Everyone will see it on fight night.

 

“I’ve prepared myself very well. I have a plan to win every round. If he’s able to stand there, I’m going to break him down round by round.

 

“I am fighting for more than just myself and that is why I’ll be successful. I am going to prove that I’m truly one of the top fighters in the sport.

 

“Robert Easter is a fighter I respect, but I believe I can defeat anyone in front of me. If he takes me lightly, it will go even worse for him. I’ve been training hard to make sure I’m at my absolute best on fight night.

 

“A win would be great for my country, my fans and my family. Winning this title is everything for me. That’s why I’m here and I will not be stopped.”

 

DERRICK JAMES, Spence’s Trainer

 

“I started training Errol about nine years ago but I never really knew just how special he was until about a year or so into our training. I thought Olympics were definitely possible, because I didn’t want to look too far ahead. Now that we’re here, I think he can beat any of the top guys. I want him to be undisputed welterweight champion just like he wants to be.

 

“I never worry about comparing Errol to other guys in the sport. He’s a hard puncher who breaks ribs and breaks faces. The longer the fight goes, the more pain he inflicts. I’ve never seen anybody who punches that hard.

 

“I think Lamont knew when he moved up to welterweight that this fight would be a possibility. It’s time for us to go to work because I know Lamont and Barry Hunter are working on a game plan. They have a great team and I know Lamont will be ready for what we bring.”

 

BARRY HUNTER, Peterson’s Trainer

 

“We stay in the gym all the time. We didn’t have to deal with the weight monster this camp. Weight issue can really derail a camp leading up to a fight of this magnitude. We didn’t have to deal with any of that.

 

“There are several different things in Errol’s arsenal that I think we can exploit. Errol will make adjustments though, so I think strategy will be a key in this fight.

 

“Lamont has always been a coach’s dream. He’s the type of athlete that you would love to coach. He does everything a coach asks of him. He will train until he passes out. All he wants is to work hard and compete.”

 

LOU DIBELLA, President of DiBella Entertainment

 

“This is a great night for boxing. The first January date of the year drums up a lot of excitement and we expect a great turnout on Saturday night at Barclays Center. It’s going to be a great crowd and an exciting night from top to bottom

 

“Errol Spence Jr. is one of the best young fighters in the world testing himself against another great fighter in Lamont Peterson It’s the best fighting the best. Lamont Peterson is a guy with a tremendous resume. If anybody thinks Errol is going to take Lamont lightly, they’re mistaken and he would be too.

 

“Both of these main event fighters are lucky to have trainers who are real teachers. They are old school and two of the best. Derrick James and Barry Hunter know the game inside and out.

 

“Robert Easter is a beast, he’s got reach, power and boxing ability. He’s facing a guy in Javier Fortuna who is a confident former world champion. Javier has been talking a big game. He’s talking about knockouts. You want to see a guy come into a fight like this with that kind of confidence.

 

“This year in boxing is starting out just like last year started, at Barclays Center with a great, even matchup like Badou Jack vs. James DeGale last year.”

 

 

STEPHEN ESPINOZA, Executive Vice President & General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports

 

“In terms of representing the sport, you don’t get any better than Errol Spence Jr. and Lamont Peterson. The professionalism of these guys is unmatched and they represent the best of the sport. I’m proud to have them on the network.

 

“You can’t play boxing. You have to be dedicated and passionate. Those values are going to be reflected in the ring on Saturday.

 

“This is a special fight. These are the best in the sport. They’re both top 10 guys. Errol Spence Jr. has grown up on SHOWTIME. He made his pro debut on ShoBox and won his first world title on SHOWTIME. This is Lamont’s eighth appearance on SHOWTIME and he has one of the strongest resumes in the sport.

 

“Robert Easter and Javier Fortuna is another matchup of top 10 guys. What we’re doing here is special. This isn’t just another network doing boxing, this is the cream of the crop.”

 

BRETT YORMARK, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment

 

“I’m really excited about Saturday night. We’ve been very fortunate to host the first big event of the year. There’s an appetite to get back into the game and we’re happy to be hosting it.

 

“I want to welcome back Errol and Lamont to Barclays Center. Both have been there before and we’re thrilled to have you back. We’re pleased that Robert has finally decided to take his show to Barclays Center and give the fans a performance. Last time Javier won at Barclays Center he won his world title and we’re happy to have him back.

 

“We’re going to create something great here in Brooklyn and it continues on Saturday night at Barclays Center.”

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Holloway Battles Edgar In Blockbuster Featherweight Title Fight At UFC 222

Jan 17, 2018

 

MAX HOLLOWAY BATTLES FRANKIE EDGAR IN BLOCKBUSTER FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT AT UFC® 222

FEATURED BOUTS INCLUDE:
(#10) STEFAN STRUVE vs. (#12) ANDREI ARLOVSKI
 (#6) CAT ZINGANO vs. (#6) KETLEN VIEIRA

TICKETS FOR UFC® 222: HOLLOWAY vs. EDGAR
AT T-MOBILE ARENA GO ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 19

Las Vegas – A thrilling featherweight title bout between champion Max Holloway and No. 2-ranked contender Frankie Edgar headlines the first UFC® event at T-Mobile Arena in 2018. UFC® 222: HOLLOWAY vs. EDGAR takes place on Saturday, March 3 and will be available live on Pay-Per-View.

Recently voted top fighter of 2017 by UFC fans, Holloway (19-3, fighting out of Waianae, Hawaii) extended his win streak to 12 with a pair of TKO victories over all-time great Jose Aldo last year. During his spectacular run, he’s also defeated former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis, Ricardo Lamas, Jeremy Stephens, Charles Oliveira and Cub Swanson. With his first successful title defense under his belt, Holloway now begins his quest to establish himself as one of the greatest champions in UFC history.

Standing in his way is former lightweight titleholder Edgar (21-5-1, fighting out of Toms River, N.J.). Originally set to challenge Holloway in December before being sidelined by injury, Edgar aims to become only the fifth fighter to win championships in two UFC divisions. Known for his fast-paced style and iron chin, he has earned impressive wins over Yair Rodriguez, Chad Mendes, Urijah Faber, Gray Maynard and two-division champ B.J. Penn. With the history books in his sights, Edgar plans to stop the surging Holloway in his tracks.

UFC® 222: HOLLOWAY vs. EDGAR will see heavyweight contenders collide when No. 10 Stefan Struve locks horns with No. 12 Andrei Arlovski.

The tallest fighter on the UFC roster at 6’11½”, Struve (32-9, fighting out of Beverwijk, The Netherlands) is also among the most dangerous finishers in the heavyweight division. Of his 28 career wins, 25 have come via knockout or submission. During his UFC tenure, he’s bested current heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, UFC Hall of Famer Minotauro Nogueira and former title challenger Antonio Silva. Struve now hopes to return to the win column and add yet another legend to his stellar resume.

A former UFC heavyweight champion, Arlovski (26-15 1NC, fighting out of Chicago, Ill.) looks to keep his momentum rolling following a decision victory over highly touted prospect Junior Albini in November. Throughout his 19-year run, the dangerous veteran has fought the who’s who of MMA heavyweights. He holds wins against former champs Fabricio Werdum, Frank Mir and Tim Sylvia. Arlovski now has his sights set on re-entering the Top 10 with a stunning win over Struve.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • In a clash between No. 6-ranked women’s bantamweight contenders, former title challenger Cat Zingano (9-2, fighting out of Denver, Colo.) takes on rising star Ketlen Vieira(9-0, fighting out of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil)
  • DANA WHITE’S TUESDAY NIGHT CONTENDER SERIES contract winner Sean O’Malley (9-0, fighting out of Glendale, Ariz.) looks to remain undefeated when he takes on talented striker Andre Soukhamthath (12-5, fighting out of Lake Worth, Fla.)
  • Decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Mackenzie Dern (5-0, fighting out of Phoenix, Ariz.) debuts against Ashley Yoder (5-3, fighting out of Temecula, Calif.)
  • The Ultimate Fighter® veteran C.B. Dollaway (17-9, fighting out of Tempe, Ariz.) meets dangerous KO artist Hector Lombard (43-8-1 2NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla. by way of Matanzas, Cuba)
  • No. 7-ranked bantamweight contender Bryan Caraway (21-8, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) returns against hot prospect Cody Stamann (16-1, fighting out of Sparta, Mich.)
  • Unbeaten Jordan Johnson (8-0, fighting out of San Diego, Calif.) squares off with Adam Milstead (8-1, fighting out of Pittsburgh, Penn.)

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

Visit the UFC® Press Portal for information and content to support your UFC coverage.

UFC® 222: HOLLOWAY vs. EDGAR will air live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Saturday, March 3, with the prelims kicking off the evening on FS1 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. Doors are scheduled to open at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT.

Tickets for UFC® 222: HOLLOWAY vs. EDGAR go on sale Friday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. PT and are priced at $500, $425, $350, $275, $225, $180, $150, $120, $100, $75 and $50 (prices do not include applicable service charges or fees). Tickets are available for purchase online at www.axs.com. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.

 

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JUAN FRANCISCO ESTRADA EN LOS ANGELES

Jan 15, 2018

JUAN FRANCISCO ESTRADA EN LOS ANGELES

El ex campeón mundial mexicano Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada esta en Los Angeles para anunciar oficialmente su pelea del próximo 24 de febrero en el Forum de Inglewood por el campeonato supermosca del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB). Hoy Estrada estuvo en el programa “A los Golpes” que se graba en el estudio de ESPN en el centro de Los Angeles.

Junto con Estrada estuvo el puertorriqueño McWilliams Arroyo, quien se enfrentara al mexicano Carlos Cuadras en el duelo semi estelar de la función Superfy 2. El mexicano se enfrentara al campeón Srisaket Sor Rungvisai en el duelo estelar. Tanto Estrada como Arroyo estarán en una conferencia de prensa mañana para hacer el anuncio oficial de la cartelera que será televisada por HBO en su programa “Boxing after Dark”

“Sé que mucha gente piensa que Rungvisai me va a ganar y esta noquear porque se vio muy bien contra Román “Chocalate” González, pero el boxeo es cuestión de estilos. Cuadras le gano a Rugvisai,  y yo le gane a Cuadras, pero los dos perdimos con González, pero una pelea nada tiene que ver con otra. Me estoy preparando para una pelea dura y para ganar el campeonato mundial”, dijo Estrada.

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INFORMACION DE CONFERENCIA DE PRENSA

SUPERFLY 2 CONFERENCIA DE PRENSA EN LOS ANGELES

Martes 16 de enero del 2018 – 1:00 P.M. Pacifico

 

The Palm – en el Centro de Los Angeles

 

QUIEN:                            Juan Francisco Estrada/Clasificado Mundial #1 del CMB

Carlos Cuadras/Ex campeón mundial mosca del CMB

McWilliams Arroyo/Clasificado mundial mosca

Brian Viloria/Cuatro veces campeón mundial

Abel Sánchez/entrenador de Carlos Cuadras

Tom Loeffler/Presidente de 360 Promotions

 

QUE:                                 Anuncio oficial de Superfly 2

 

CUANDO:                       Martes 16 de enero del 2018

12:00 p.m. PT – Comida

1:00 p.m. PT – Conferencia de prensa

 

DONDE:                                  The Palm Restaurant

                                           1100 S. Flower Street

Los Angeles, CA 90015

 

En el duelo estelar de SUPERFLY 2 el monarca supermosca del CMB SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI, (43-4-1, 39 KO’s) de Si Sa Ket, Tailandia, expondrá su corona por segunda ocasión en un combate pactado a 12 giros ante el clasificado mundial número uno JUAN FRANCISCO “El Gallo” ESTRADA, (36-2, 25 KO’s) de Puerto Peñasco Sonora, México.

 

En el duelo semi estelar de la función el ex campeón mundial supermosca del CMB, CARLOS “Príncipe” CUADRAS, (36-2-1, 27 KO’s) de Guamúchil, Sinaloa, México, se enfrentará a MC WILLIAMS ARROYO, (16-3, 14 KO’s) de Fajardo, Puerto Rico en un combate de 10 asaltos en peso supermosca.

 

El cuatro veces campeón mundial en dos divisiones BRIAN “The Hawaiian Punch” VILORIA, (38-5, 22 KO’s) de Waipahu, Hawái se enfrentará al clasificado mundial #1 ARTEM DALAKIAN, (15-0, 11 KO’s), de Dnipropetrovsk, Ucrania por el campeonato mundial de peso mosca de la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo (AMB) que está vacante en la cartelera SUPERFLY 2 que se realizará el sábado 24 de febrero en el Forum de Inglewood.

 

Los boletos para Superfly 2 ya están disponibles y tienen un precio de $250, $150, $100, $60 y $30 y pueden ser adquiridos a través de Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000) y en las taquillas del Forum localizado en el 3900 W. Manchester Blvd, Inglewood CA 90305. Las puertas se abrirán a las 4:30 p.m. la noche del evento.

 

SUPERFLY 2 es presentado por Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions en asociación con Nakornluong Promotions y Zanfer Promotions. Cuadras vs. Arroyo es presentado en asociación con Promociones del Pueblo y PR Best Boxing. Viloria vs. Dalakian es presentado en asociación con Teiken Promotions.

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SAPRISSA 11 vs 0 SANTOS

Jan 15, 2018

SAPRISSA 11 vs 0 SANTOS

JORNADA 2, ESTADIO RICARDO SAPRISSA

El Deportivo Saprissa recibe al Santos de Guápiles , equipo , el cual tiene 6 fechas sin poder vencerlo, y hoy quiere romper esa racha negativa , por lo que los morados salen a buscar el encuentro,  y conforme pasan los minutos , se nota un claro dominio de los morados , pero un santos sólido en defensa , resiste los ataques del Saprissa terminando igualados en la primera mitad .

El complemento,  no cambia el sistema de juego , de ambos equipos ,pero al minuto 13 Michael Barrantes de larga distancia , pone el único gol  del encuentro ,para los morados , con el cual se gana el partido y se  rompe la racha negativa que tenía Saprissa contra Santos.

Nota: Josue Picado

Foto y video: Joel Urbina

 

 

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CLAVES PARA LA VICTORIA ERROL SPENCE JR. vs. LAMONT PETERSON

Jan 15, 2018

***ALERTA DE VIDEO***

 

CLAVES PARA LA VICTORIA

ERROL SPENCE JR. vs. LAMONT PETERSON

 

Sábado 20 de Enero a las 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

En Vivo Por SHOWTIME ®

 

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Crédito de Video y Fotográfico: SHOWTIME

 

El campeón mundial peso welter Errol Spence Jr. hace la primera defensa de su cetro mundial en contra del ex monarca mundial en dos divisiones Lamont Peterson en una batalla emocionante el sábado 20 de enero en vivo por SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) desde Barclays Center en Brooklyn, N.Y.

 

Ex campeón mundial Raúl “El Diamante” Márquez explora las claves para la victoria y advierte que Spence tiene que arrimarse y ser constante con un jab preciso mientras que Peterson deberá boxear inteligente con buen movimiento de piernas. Vea el video aquí: http://s.sho.com/2DRaIRH.

 

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® estará disponible en español a través de programación de audio secundario (SAP).

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VETERAN MMA AND BOXING ANNOUNCER JIMMY SMITH TO JOIN UFC BROADCAST TEAM IN 2018

Jan 15, 2018

VETERAN MMA AND BOXING ANNOUNCER JIMMY SMITH TO JOIN UFC BROADCAST TEAM IN 2018

 

Las Vegas – UFC® is excited to announce the addition of veteran color commentator Jimmy Smith to the UFC broadcast team. Smith is one of the most respected voices in both mixed martial arts and boxing and will join UFC broadcasts for Fox Sports and Pay-Per-View events, as well as for pre-fight programming.

 

Jimmy Smith had the following to say, “I am honored to join the world’s premier combat sports brand in 2018. It is a privilege to call fights for a living and I can’t wait to join the tremendous UFC broadcast team to call the best fights in the world. To the UFC fans, I am thrilled to join you for this wild ride. See you all very soon!”

 

“We’re very excited to have Jimmy Smith join the UFC production team and look forward to working him into a variety of different on-air talent roles,” adds UFC Executive Vice President of Operations and Production Craig Borsari. “Jimmy’s extensive experience in mixed martial arts gives him a unique voice and great insight to breakdown the intricacies of our sport. We are excited to welcome him to the family.”

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JOSEPH ‘JOJO’ DÍAZ JR. DEFENDERÁ SU FAJA PLUMA DE LA NABO CONTRA EL EX MONARCA MUNDIAL VICTOR ‘VIKINGO’ TERRAZAS’

Jan 15, 2018
JOSEPH ‘JOJO’ DÍAZ JR. DEFENDERÁ SU FAJA PLUMA DE LA NABO CONTRA EL EX MONARCA MUNDIAL VICTOR ‘VIKINGO’ TERRAZAS’ EN EL PLEITO ESTELAR DE GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN
 
VERGIL ORTIZ JR., PROSPECTO SUPERLIGERO, BUSCARÁ CONTINUAR SU RANCHA DE VICTORIAS POR NOCAUT EN EL CHOQUE CO ESTELAR
 
EL EXPLOSIVO RESPALDO ESTARÁ LLENO DE LOS MEJORES Y DESTACADOS PROSPECTOS DE GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS
 
¡Boletos saldrán a la venta hoy viernes 12 de enero a las 10:00 a.m. PT!
 
LOS ÁNGELES, California 12 de enero de 2018. – Golden Boy Promotions continuará su asociación con ESPN para el nuevo año con un explosivo pleito estelar que contará con el regreso del contendiente de las 126 libras Joseph “JoJo” Díaz Jr. (25-0, 13 nocáuts) defendiendo su faja pluma de la NABO contra el ex monarca mundial Victor “Vikingo” Terrazas (38-4-2, 21 nocáuts) en la edición del 22 de febrero de Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN en Fantasy Springs Casino de Indio, California. Las puertas del Fantasy Springs Special Events Center se abren a las 5:00 p.m. PT, y el primer combate iniciará a las 5:30 p.m. PT. La transmisión de ESPN2 y ESPN Deportes comenzará a las 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT, y la transmisión de ESPN3 comenzará a las 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
 
Díaz Jr., el prodigio de 25 años de sur El Monte, California, fue un excepcional prospecto amateur que formó parte del equipo Olímpico de Estados Unidos de 2012. Después de realizar su debut con Golden Boy Promotions en diciembre de 2012 en el ahora extinto LA Sports Arena, Díaz Jr. ascendió las clasificaciones de las 126 libras derrotando a fuertes oponentes, uno tras otro. El año 2017 fue el mejor de su carrera, pues participó en dos eventos de pago por evento. En el respaldo televisado por HBO de Canelo vs. Chávez Jr., Díaz Jr. se anotó una victoria por decisión unánime a 10 asaltos contra el previamente invicto Manuel “Tino” Ávila. Díaz Jr. luego venció a Rafael “Bing Bang” Rivera por la vía de las tarjetas en un combate a 12 asaltos en el choque co estelar del gran pago por evento de Canelo vs. Golovkin. Díaz Jr. buscará continuar su camino hacia un campeonato mundial con una victoria el 22 de febrero.
 
“Tengo muchas ganas de realizar mi debut en el año 2018,” declaró Joseph Díaz Jr. “¡Y qué mejor manera que enfrentar a un fuerte ex campeón mundial como Víctor Terrazas! Les recordaré a todos por qué merezco una oportunidad de título mundial encabezando esta cartelera de manera emocionante”, afirmó.
 
Terrazas, de 34 años de edad y oriundo de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, es un ex campeón mundial que derrotó a Cristian “El Diamante” Mijares para capturar el título mundial supergallo del CMB. Terrazas, el estudiante de la escuela mexicana de boxeo tradicional, ha enfrentado a oponentes a nivel de campeonato mundial de diferentes partes del mundo, y llevará años de experiencia en este pleito contra Díaz Jr.
 
“He enfrentado a grandes peleadores en mi carrera y esta vez no será la excepción ante Joseph Díaz Jr.”, dijo Víctor Terrazas. “Creo que mi experiencia será muy importante y no tengo duda que saldré con la mano en alto”, subrayó.
 
Vergil Ortiz Jr. (8-0, 8 nocáuts), el prospecto superligero que ha deleitado a los fanáticos con su tremendo poder de nocaut, regresará en el evento co estelar a ocho asaltos. Después de debutar como profesional en 2016, Ortiz Jr. nunca ha escuchado la campana final de una pelea, y está ansioso por retener su índice de nocaut de 100% en el año 2018. No hay que perder de vista a este sensacional púgil mexicoamericano de raíces michoacanas.
 
El respaldo no televisado contará con los mejores prospectos del establo exclusivo de Golden Boy Promotions. Christian “Chimpa” González (18-1, 15 nocáuts), el artista del nocaut de peso ligero, realizará su anticipado retorno en su debut en el Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. González es un prospecto con poder en ambos puños que regresará tras dos victorias espectaculares, la última de las cuales fue contra el ex monarca mundial Gamaliel “El Plátano” Díaz.
 
Manny “Chato” Robles III (14-0, 6 nocáuts), después de realizar su debut como atracción principal en septiembre de 2017, combatirá en un pleito de ocho giros en peso pluma. Edgar “Kid Neza” Valerio (10-0, 7 nocáuts) de Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl y residente del sur Los Ángeles, California comenzará el año con una explosión en una batalla a ocho episodios en las 126 libras.
 
Héctor “El Finito” Tanajara Jr. (11-0, 4 nocáuts) de San Antonio, Texas abrirá la noche de la interesante velada en una pelea a ocho asaltos en peso superpluma. Genaro “El Conde” Gámez, (6-0, 4 nocáuts) participará en el combate comodín a seis asaltos en peso ligero.
 
Los oponentes de estos emocionantes e interesantes prospectos se anunciarán en breve.
 
Los boletos para el evento estarán a la venta hoy viernes 12 de enero a las 10:00 a.m. PT, comenzando 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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LUCAS ‘LA MAQUINA’ MATTHYSSE MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES

Jan 12, 2018
LUCAS ‘LA MAQUINA’ MATTHYSSE MEDIA WORKOUT 
QUOTES, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
 
VACANT WBA WORLD WELTERWEIGHT CROWN ON THE LINE AS MATTHYSSE LOOKS FOR FIRST WORLD TITLE OF IMPRESSIVE CAREER AGAINST UNDEFEATED THAI SENSATION TEWA KIRAM
 
JORGE ‘EL NIÑO DE ORO’ LINARES TO DEFEND HIS WBA, WBC DIAMOND AND RING MAGAZINE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AGAINST
MERCITO ‘NO MERCY’ GESTA
 
SATURDAY, JAN. 27, 2018 TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO BOXING AFTER DARK
ABOVE: Former interim WBC Super Lightweight Champion Lucas Matthysse poses at his media workout at
the Boys and Girls Club of Coachella Valley in Indio, Calif. on Jan. 11, 2018)
Photo/Video Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
 
Tickets still on Sale!
 
INDIO, CALIF. (Jan. 11, 2018): Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (38-4, 35 KOs) hosted a media workout today in Indio, Calif. ahead of his 12-round fight against Tewa Kiram (38-0. 28 KOs) for the vacant WBA Welterweight World Championship on Jan. 27, 2018 in a special double main event at the “Fabulous” Forum Inglewood, Calif. In the second part of the double main event, Jorge “El Nino De Oro” Linares (43-3, 27 KOs)  will defend his WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight Titles against Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (31-1-2, 17 KOs) in a 12-round battle. The doubleheader will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
 
On the non-televised portion of the card, Marcelino “Nino” Lopez (33-2, 18 KOs), who will return in 10-round super lightweight fight against a soon-to-be announced opponent, and Vergil Ortiz, Jr. (8-0, 8 KOs), who is preparing for his 2018 comeback on a soon-to-be announced card, also participated in the workout. Featherweight prospect and training partner of the fighters, Javier Martinez (4-0, 3 KOs), also was in attendance as he prepares to open the night of action in a six-round bout.
 
Here’s what today’s participants had to say at the media workout:
 
LUCAS MATTHYSSE, Former Interim WBC Super Lightweight
Champion:
“Training camp has been excellent. I did a little bit of training in Argentina before coming here. to Indio. Training with Joel Diaz and the entire team has been great. I know that Tewa Kiram is a hard puncher and can fight on the outside, but on Jan. 27 I’ll become world champion. I’ve beaten the best at 140 pounds, and now I’ll beat the best at 147 pounds. A win against Kiram will put me at the top of the division.”
 
MARCELINO LOPEZ, Super Lightweight Contender:
“Whether I not I know who my opponent is does not make a difference. I will still train hard. When I knocked out Pablo Cesar Cano, it was a great victory for me because he’s a tough former world champion. He’s fought the best and has fought to decisions with them as well. I finished the fight in two rounds, and I know I’ll be having bigger and better fights in the future because of that.”
 
VERGIL ORTIZ, JR., Super Lightweight Prospect:
“Lucas Matthysse is a great person and a funny guy. Sparring with him was great. You have to watch out because he hits hard and has a lot of tricks. I feel like I’ll do my best under the Joel Diaz training camp. I feel like I won’t slack off with him and do my best. Maybe in 2018 my knockout streak will end as I fight tougher and tougher opponents.”
 
DANIEL MARTINEZ, Featherweight Prospect:
“Whatever they put in my way in this new year, I’ll do. I’d like to fight more rounds and fight better opponents. I want to move up the rankings this year and be in very tough fights.”
ERIC GOMEZ, President of Golden Boy Promotions:
“This fight with Lucas Matthysse was mandated by the WBA. This is a dangerous fight. He’s an undefeated puncher with a great style, and they’re both big punchers. I know it’s going to be a great fight, and I’m really looking forward to it.”
 
Matthysse vs. Kiram is a 12-round fight for the vacant WBA Welterweight World Championship and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Box and Galaxy Promotions. Linares vs. Gesta, a 12-round fight for the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Championships is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” Hennessy “Never Stop, Never Settle,” and Casa Mexico Tequila. The event will take place Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The non-televised undercard action will be streamed live on RingTV.com beginning at 3:00 p.m. PT/ 6:00 p.m. ET.
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UFC RETURNS TO ORLANDO FEBRUARY 24TH

Jan 9, 2018

UFC® RETURNS TO ORLANDO WITH AN

ACTION-PACKED CARD

FEATURED BOUTS:

(#1) YOEL ROMERO vs. (#10) DAVID BRANCH

(#2) JESSICA ANDRADE vs. (#5) TECIA TORRIES

 

TICKETS FOR UFC FIGHT NIGHT®

AT AMWAY CENTER GO ON SALE FRIDAY, JAN. 12

 

Las Vegas – UFC® returns to the Sunshine State with a thrilling fight card, featuring a battle between two exciting middleweight contenders, as No.1-ranked Yoel Romero looks to get back into the title picture when he clashes with No.10 David Branch. UFC FIGHT NIGHT® takes place at Orlando’s Amway Center on Saturday, Feb. 24.

 

In his most recent outing, Romero (12-2, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla. by way of Pinar del Rio, Cuba) came close to realizing his dream of being UFC champion. The 2000 Olympic silver medalist wrestler dropped a close and captivating decision to Robert Whittaker last summer, earning Fight of the Night honors in the process. Prior to the bout, Romero was undefeated at middleweight and scored stunning knockout wins over Chris Weidman, Lyoto Machida and Derek Brunson.

 

Looking to play spoiler and resume his climb up the middleweight rankings is dangerous grappler and boxer Branch (21-4, fighting out of Brooklyn, N.Y.). A two-division champion outside the UFC, Branch returned to the world’s largest MMA organization last year with a win over ranked Krzysztof Jotko. Throughout his career, he’s earned victories over Yushin Okami, Jesse Taylor and Paulo Filho. Following a recent setback against Luke Rockhold, Branch aims to use Romero as a stepping stone into the division’s top five.

 

Also at UFC FIGHT NIGHT®, top strawweight contenders collide when No.2-ranked Jessica Andrade faces No.5 Tecia Torres.

 

A former strawweight title challenger, Andrade (17-6, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) put on the most dominant performance of her career in September when she won a spectacular decision against Claudia Gadelha. During her stint in the UFC’s 115-pound weight class, she’s also netted impressive victories over Angela Hill, Joanne Calderwood and Jessica Penne. Andrade hopes an emphatic win will propel her into another title shot.

 

Torres (10-1, fighting out of Colorado Springs, Colo.) is gunning for a rubber match with newly-minted strawweight champion Rose Namajunas. The two originally met under the Invicta FC banner in 2013, with Torres winning a unanimous decision. Namajunas returned the favor in April 2016. Since then, Torres has gone on a three-fight winning streak, picking up victories against Bec Rawlings, Juliana Lima and Michelle Waterson.

 

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • Hometown welterweight Ben Saunders (21-8-2, fighting out of Orlando, Fla.) looks to blow the roof off the Amway Center when he takes on Alan Jouban (15-6, fighting out of Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • No.8-ranked bantamweight contender Sara McMann (11-4, fighting out of Gaffney, S.C.) welcomes Invicta FC champ Yana Kunitskaya (10-3, fighting out of Saint Petersburg, Russia)
  • Light heavyweight standout Gadzhimurad Antigulov (20-4, fighting out of Makhachkala, Russia) looks for his 15th consecutive win when he faces hot prospect Aleksandar Rakic (8-1, fighting out of Vienna, Austria)
  • In a battle of submission aces, Gilbert Burns (12-2, fighting out of Boca Raton, Fla. by way of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) meets Olivier Aubin-Mercier (11-2, fighting out of Montreal, Canada)

 

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

 

Visit the UFC® Press Portal for information and content to support your UFC coverage.

 

UFC FIGHT NIGHT® will air live on FOX at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Saturday, Feb. 24, with the prelims kicking off the evening on FS1 at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT and on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT.

 

Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT® go on sale Friday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. ET and are priced at $195, $160, $135, $110, $95, $85, $75, $65 and $55 USD (prices do not include applicable service charges or fees). Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or through the Amway Center box office. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. ET via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, Jan. 11 starting at 10 a.m. ET. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

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