GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS SIGNS WBC YOUTH INTERCONTINENTAL LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION ROMERO DUNO

Mar 23, 2017

GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS SIGNS WBC YOUTH INTERCONTINENTAL LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION ROMERO DUNO

(ABOVE: Romero Duno returned home to the Philippines from Los Angeles on March 22 and was greeted by fans and the media at the airport to celebrate his victory.)
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Photo Credit: Sanman Boxing
LOS ANGELES (March 22, 2017) – Golden Boy Promotions today announced that it has signed WBC Youth Intercontinental Lightweight Champion and knockout artist Romero Duno (13-1, 12 KOs) to a multi-year promotional contract. Duno, of General Santos City, Phillipines, was last seen in the ring at the March 10 edition of LA FIGHT CLUB where he scored a second round knockout of Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (16-1, 14 KOs) to claim the WBC Youth Intercontinental Lightweight title in his U.S. debut before a sold out crowd at the Belasco Theater and televised live on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar.
“I am very thankful to Golden Boy Promotions for giving me a chance to showcase my talent on the big stage,” said Duno. “I also want to thank my team Sanman Boxing for believing in me. I still cant believe that this is happening to me, God is good.”
“We saw Romero’s power in the ring-he is the real deal,” said Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya. “He has exceptional power, along with the talent and desire to be a great fighter. He could be the next big boxing star from the Phillipines as time is on his side, and I’m pleased he chose Golden Boy to introduce him to a wider audience in the U.S.”
At just the age of 21, Duno has accumulated an impressive record that represents his speed and skill as a knockout artist with three of his last four wins coming by way of stoppage. Having turned pro in July 2014, Duno has fought only twice outside in native Phillipines: Russia in May 2016 where he experienced his first career loss and March 2017 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. Duno received a hero’s welcome when he returned home to the Phillipines from Los Angeles on March 22, with hundreds greeting and cheering him at the airport.
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UFC Returns To Dallas With Two World Titles On The Line

Mar 23, 2017

UFC RETURNS TO DALLAS WITH A STACKED CARD AND TWO WORLD TITLE BOUTS WHEN STIPE MIOCIC TAKES ON JUNIOR DOS SANTOS AND JOANNA JEDRZEJCZYK CLASHES WITH JESSICA ANDRADE

(#2) FRANKIE EDGAR vs. (#9) YAIR RODRIGUEZ
(#3) DEMIAN MAIA vs. (#6) JORGE MASVIDAL
(#3) EDDIE ALVAREZ vs. (#10) DUSTIN POIRIER
(#2) HENRY CEJUDO vs. (#5) SERGIO PETTIS

TICKETS FOR UFC® 211: MIOCIC vs. DOS SANTOS 2

AT AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER IN DALLAS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 24

Las Vegas – UFC® is bringing one of the best cards in mixed martial arts history to American Airlines Center in Dallas on Saturday, May 13 live on Pay-Per-View. The event will feature two world championship bouts, with the main event pitting heavyweight kingpin Stipe Miocic against No. 4-ranked Junior Dos Santos and the co-main event showcasing the battle between strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and No. 3-ranked Jessica Andrade. In total, UFC 211®: MIOCIC vs. DOS SANTOS 2 will see five current or former UFC champions compete, as wellas 10 athletes ranked in the top 10 of their respective divisions.

In a rematch of their December 2014 Fight of the Night performance, champion Miocic (16-2, fighting out of Independence, Ohio) meets Dos Santos (18-4, fighting out of Salvador, Brazil) with the heavyweight world title at stake. Miocic, the No. 6-ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world, has been on a tear since the pair’s first meeting, recording four knockout victories over a who’s who of the division – Mark Hunt, Andrei Arlovski, Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem. Dos Santos walked out of the first matchup victorious and hopes to pick up where he left off in the second bout. The Brazilian first won the title in 2011 with a first-round knockout of Cain Velasquez. Since then he’s also recorded knockouts over Frank Mir and Mark Hunt. With 26 combined knockouts, this championship bout has Performance of the Night written all over it.

One of the most dominant champions in the UFC, Jedrzejczyk (13-0, fighting out of Olsztyn, Poland) returns to the city where she captured UFC gold. This time around, the champion is looking to score her fifth successful title defense – ranking her as the second longest tenured UFC titleholder behind only Demetrious Johnson. One of the best strikers in the sport, Jedrzejczyk meets arguably her most well-rounded opponent to date in Andrade (16-5, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). Owner of seven submission victories and five knockouts, Andrade can finish her opponent wherever the fight goes. She’s undefeated at 115 pounds and is riding a three-fight win streak as she heads into Dallas.

Plus, in a battle of old school versus new school, former lightweight champion and current No. 2 featherweight Frankie Edgar (20-5-1, fighting out of Toms River, N.J.) takes on No. 9 Yair Rodriguez (11-1, fighting out of Chicago, Ill.) in what could produce a future challenger for the 145-pound crown. Edgar has long been one of the top athletes in the sport and has wins over BJ Penn, Jeremy Stephens, Chad Mendes and Urijah Faber. The 35-year-old New Jersey native has exceptional wrestling to go along with solid striking and jiu-jitsu and will be gunning for one more shot at the title. Perhaps the brightest prospect in MMA is 24-year-old Rodriguez, who is undefeated inside the Octagon®. Coming off his biggest win to date, a second-round knockout over UFC Hall of Famer Penn, Rodriguez looks to earn his place among the elite at 145 pounds by knocking off another legend in Edgar.

Additional Bouts:

· One of the most feared jiu-jitsu players in MMA, No. 3 Demian Maia (24-6, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil)hopes to keep his title aspirations alive against surging No. 6 Jorge Masvidal(32-11, fighting out of Miami, Fla.) in a welterweight showdown.
· Former lightweight champion, No. 3 Eddie Alvarez (28-5, fighting out of Philadelphia, Penn.) and lethal finisher, No. 10 Dustin Poirier (21-5, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) collide at 155 pounds.
· In a battle of top five flyweights, Olympic gold medalist, No. 2 Henry Cejudo (10-2, fighting out of Phoenix, Ariz.) meets flashy striker, No. 5 Sergio Pettis (15-2, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.).
· Fort Worth’s James Vick (9-1, fighting out of Fort Worth, Texas) gets a home game against knockout artist Polo Reyes (8-3, fighting out of Tepic, Mexico) in a lightweight duel.
· Arlington-based submission ace Chas Skelly (17-2, fighting out of Arlington, Texas) clashes with fellow jiu-jitsu specialist Jason Knight (19-2, fighting out of D’Iberville, Miss.) in a featherweight bout.
· Exciting up-and-comer Gabriel Benitez (19-6, fighting out of Tijuana, Mexico) takes on The Ultimate Fighter®: Latin America season 2 winner Enrique Barzola(13-3-1, fighting out of Lima, Peru) at 145 pounds.

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

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JORGE LINARES vs. ANTHONY CROLLA MEDIA

Mar 23, 2017

JORGE LINARES vs. ANTHONY CROLLA MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES & PHOTOS FOR LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE REMATCH THIS SATURDAY LIVE ON SHOWTIME®

 

SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL® Airs Live at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT from Manchester Arena in Manchester, England

 

Watch The Full First Fight On SHO Sports YouTube Channel: http://s.sho.com/2m1x6TV

 

Photos; Credit Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom

 

WBA Lightweight World Champion Jorge Linares and former champion Anthony Crolla participated in a public workout at National Football Museum in Manchester, England on Tuesday in preparation for their rematch this Saturday, live on SHOWTIME (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT) from Manchester Arena.

 

Linares (41-3, 27 KOs) dethroned Crolla (31-5-3, 13 KOs) in an action-packed battle last September in Manchester to capture the WBA crown.  Crolla and Linares were neck-and-neck going into the sixth round until Linares rocked the hometown favorite with a series of shots that galvanized the Venezuelan toward a close 115-114, 115-113 and 117-111 unanimous decision.

 

The Sept. 24 match was the first time the three-division titlist Linares, who also holds the WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine lightweight belts, was pushed the 12-round distance in his career.

 

The WBC has mandated that the winner of Linares-Crolla II must face undefeated WBC Lightweight Champion Mikey Garcia, who will join host Brian Custer and analysts Al Bernstein and Paulie Malignaggi in New York for the SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL presentation.

 

Below are fight week quotes from Linares and Crolla:

 

JORGE LINARES:

 

“Crolla could come better prepared than last time.  Maybe he will throw more punches, maybe he will box more, I don’t really know. The most important thing is I hope he has worked really hard and comes in great condition so there are no excuses and no doubts after the fight.

 

“I can fight even better this time.  Before the first fight I had a broken right hand and I hadn’t fought for a while. That’s always a factor, you know?   Inactivity.  I haven’t had any issues physically or mentally, so the preparation has been great.  We did 129 rounds of sparring and everything has gone well up to this point.

 

“I know he has been quiet in the build-up, I don’t mind if he hasn’t spoken much lately.  Let’s just hope it’s a clean fight like the first one.”

 

“The plans are in the future to get the biggest fights.  Obviously the priority right now is to stay focused on Saturday but then I’ll look towards the big fights like against Mikey Garcia.

 

“I really think coming to train with Ismael Salas made the difference.  It’s what helped me really establish myself as a professional fighter and to gain more experience.  We learn ‘old school’ as Salas always says.  It really has worked well for me in the two years I’ve been with him.”

 

“I feel really good because this time we had a lot more time to prepare.  We did some of the training camp in Japan and then eight weeks in Las Vegas.

 

“I’m happy to be back here in England again and have another opportunity.  I get treated very well, I feel comfortable fighting here.  The fans here have a lot of boxing knowledge and they know me well.  It’s nice, I feel at home.”

 

ANTHONY CROLLA:

 

“It will be another good fight, that’s for sure.  Our styles gel really well and I don’t see how it can’t be another good fight, but this time I see a different winner.  The key will be adapting.  I might need to adapt a number of times in the fight but it is something I have trained for.

 

“I learned a lot from that fight.  Linares has very good speed, very good ring craft and he used his big fight experience for when to take a rest, when to turn it on for the judges.

 

“This time I know I need to deal with the flashy combinations better, cut the ring off better and capitalize when he is open for shots.

 

“He has said he will come with another game plan but so will we.  Last time I gave it everything, left it all in the ring, but I came up short.  The right man won on the night and now I have a second chance at winning back the belt and beating a great fighter.

 

“I was disappointed I lost – you should never be happy with losing – but I was satisfied I gave everything on the night.  When I watched it again there were things in the fight where I thought, ‘why didn’t I do this, why didn’t I do that’, but that is what I did do in the heat of the battle.

 

“You see people online saying Linares is a level above and that he outclassed me – he obviously didn’t outclass me because two of the judges only had a point in it.  The right man won and now I need to show my improvements and make sure the result is different.

 

“Last time out in Manchester I lost a close fight but with the improvements I have been making in the gym I believe this time it will be a different result.

 

“The rematch was always top of my list.  Linares is top of the pile in the lightweight division and if there was a chance of having a rematch that was always more important to me than any other fight.  I want to fight the best and be involved in the big fights and that’s what this is.

 

“I want the chance to stake my claim as the best lightweight in the world by going out there and beating him.

 

“I wasn’t going to turn down a rematch to try and ease myself back into title contention.  I want these big fights; these big nights in Manchester are what I thrive on.

 

“I feel better than I have ever felt.  Camp has gone really well and there will certainly be no excuses.  I have had no distractions outside of camp and everything is good.  It is a matter now of showing in the ring tonight the improvements I have been showing in the gym.

 

“I have had no social life for the past few months and I will walk to the ring knowing that, knowing I have prepared in the best way I possibly can. There will be no ‘what if I had done this’, ‘what if I had done that’ – I have prepared the best I possibly can.”

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JASON QUIGLEY HOSTS MEDIA WORKOUT IN LOS ANGELES AT IRON BOXING & GYM AHEAD OF MAIN EVENT AGAINST GLEN “JERSEY BOY” TAPIA ON MARCH 23

Mar 16, 2017
JASON QUIGLEY HOSTS MEDIA WORKOUT IN LOS ANGELES AT IRON BOXING & GYM AHEAD OF MAIN EVENT AGAINST GLEN “JERSEY BOY” TAPIA ON MARCH 23
 
LIVE ON ESPN FROM FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO, INDIO, CA 
Photo Cred: SeeYouRingside Photography/Lina Baker
LOS ANGELES (March 15, 2017) – Ahead of his anticipated clash, Jason “El Animal” Quigley (12-0, 10 KOs) hosted a media workout in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 15 to discuss his upcoming bout against Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (23-3, 15 KOs) for the vacant NABF Middleweight title on Thursday, March 23rd at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, CA. The main event bout will jump start the highly anticipated inaugural edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN series, and will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.
Below is what “El Animal” had to say at his media work out:
“I’m training at 110%, and I am focused on March 23rd. I feel honored and humbled that Golden Boy has chosen me to lead the ESPN series, and be able to show the world what kind of talent I have, and what type of shows Golden Boy can put together. I have a lot of fans from back home who are coming to the US to support me, and I am honestly so humbled by that. I hope that one day I can give back, and go home to Ireleand to give my hometown fans a special treat.”
I never focus on what my opponent brings to the table – whether they’re a good fighter, a bad fighter, whether they are talented or not – I am only focused on what I bring to the table that night. I only concentrate on myself, and the fights before me.”
“I love my Mexican fans. In fact, my love of boxing comes from Mexican fighters, especially Marco Antonio Barrera. When I watched him fight for the first time, and saw him transform in the ring I was just hooked on the sport and I knew that I needed to become a boxer.”
“My team and I have done our homework and we have put together a plan A, B, C and D so that come fight night we are prepared for any fighter we might face. Glen Tapia needs to be prepared for what Jason Quigley is bringing to the ring. I’m not going home empty. “
Quigley vs. Tapia is a 10-round battle for the vacant NABF Middleweight title presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate “Born BOLD,” and Hennessey “Never Stop. Never Settle.” Doors open at 4:00 p.m. PT and the first fight begins at 4:00 p.m. PT. The ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes transmission begins live from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
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IVÁN “STRIKER” DELGADO, EL PROSPECTO SUPERPLUMA, ENCARA DIFÍCIL RETO ANTE EL TOZUDO Y EXPERIMENTADO CHARLES HUERTA

Mar 15, 2017
IVÁN “STRIKER” DELGADO, EL PROSPECTO SUPERPLUMA, ENCARA DIFÍCIL RETO ANTE EL TOZUDO Y EXPERIMENTADO CHARLES HUERTA

GENARO GÁMEZ, EL PROSPECTO LIGERO Y MANNY ROBLES JR., EL PROSPECTO PLUMA, TENDRÁN ACCIÓN EN EL BELASCO THEATER EN LA EDICIÓN DEL 14 DE ABRIL DE LA FIGHT CLUB EN VIVO POR ESTRELLA TV BOXEO ESTELAR

 

¡Boletos A La Venta!
 LOS ÁNGELES, California 15 de marzo de 2017. – Ivan “Striker” Delgado (11-0-1, 4 nocáuts) del sur centro Los Ángeles, y quien obtuvo una impresionante victoria por nocaut en la cartelera de la pelea final de Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins, ha aumentado la apuesta al encarar un mayor desafío en el siempre resistente y bragado púgil Charles Huerta (18-5, 11 nocáuts) de Paramount, California en el evento estelar del 14 de abril a ocho rounds en peso superpluma, en vivo desde el Belasco Theater en el centro de Los Ángeles en la popular serie de LA FIGHT CLUB transmitida por Estrella TV Boxeo Estelar. Huerta regresará a la acción luego de sostener una guerra en su última aparición en la también velada de Hopkins-Smith Jr. en la que se midió contra Carlos “The Solution” Morales, donde perdió por cerrada decisión dividida por el título superpluma de la NABA.

Genaro “El Conde” Gámez (4-0, 3 nocáuts) el invicto prospecto de San Diego California, realizara su segunda aparición de 2017 en LA FIGHT CLUB, y se medirá a un oponente que se anunciará próximamente en el duelo co estelar televisado a seis asaltos en peso superligero. Gámez, quien por primera vez en su novel carrera se fue la distancia en su anterior pleito que lo ganó por decisión unánime sobre Alejandro Ochoa en febrero.


Manny “Chato” Robles Jr. (11-0, 4 nocáuts) abrirá la transmisión de Boxeo Estelar y realizará su debut en LA FIGHT CLUB frente a un oponente que se anunciará en breve a seis asaltos en peso pluma. El calado prospecto de peso pluma presentará su heredada habilidad, y es guiado por uno de los más respetados entrenadores del boxeo, su padre – Manny Robles. Robles Jr. regresará al ring después de derrotar por decisión unánime al experimentado púgil argentino Claudio Rosendo Tapia en julio del año pasado. 

            Pablo “The Shark” Rubio, Jr. Jr. (8-0, 3 nocáuts) de Los Ángeles, California, favorito de los fanáticos y leal de LA FIGHT CLUB, abrirá la velada con una contienda a seis giros en peso supergallo contra un oponente que se anunciará en breve. Rubio Jr., quien tendrá acción por primera vez en este 2017, fue visto por última vez en noviembre ganando por decisión unánime sobre Francisco “Panchito” Domínguez.

 

            Delgado vs. Huerta, es un combate a ocho asaltos en peso superpluma presentado por Golden Boy Promotions y patrocinado por Tecate “Born BOLD”, Casa Mexico Tequila, y Adriana’s Insurance. Las puertas se abren a las 5:00 p.m. y la primea pelea iniciará a las 6:00 p.m. La transmisión de Boxeo Estelar por Estrella TV del 14 de abril estará en vivo a las 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT, y será también transmitido en vivo por estrellaTV.com y YouTube a través de LBI Media, Inc.’s Fenomeno Studios. La transmisión en vivo de The Ring TV comenzará aproximadamente de las 6:00 p.m. PT a las 7:00 p.m. PT.
Los boletos para LA FIGHT CLUB están a la venta comenzando desde $20 dólares con Flex Passes para múltiples paquetes de peleas, grupo de boletos y actualizaciones Knockout Experience están disponibles para su compra en www.goldenboypromotions.com, la página de Facebook de Golden Boy Promotions, llamando al 213-233-2957.  Marque su calendario y compre boletos por adelantado antes que se acaben para los eventos de LA FIGHT CLUB del 2 de junio y14 de julio.
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GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PUTS THE SPOTLIGHT ON JASON “EL ANIMAL” QUIGLEY AHEAD OF GOLDEN BOY ON ESPN BOXING INAUGURAL EVENT

Mar 15, 2017
GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PUTS THE SPOTLIGHT ON JASON “EL ANIMAL” QUIGLEY AHEAD OF GOLDEN BOY ON ESPN BOXING INAUGURAL EVENT AGAINST GLEN “JERSEY BOY” TAPIA FOR VACANT NABF MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
 
LIVE FROM FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO ON MARCH 23
ON ESPN2 AND ESPN DEPORTES
Quigley Spotlight
Quigley Spotlight
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LOS ANGELES (March 13, 2017) One of Ireland’s hottest exports is
Jason “El Animal” Quigley (12-0, 10 KOs), who has made Los Angeles his home in pursuit to become a world champion. In one of his biggest steps toward the major goal, Quigley not only will jump start the highly anticipated

Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN series this Thursday, March 23rd, but will make his first play for a title in his career as he battles
Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (23-3, 15 KOs) for the
NABF Middleweight Title broadcast live on ESPN.
Training with highly respected Manny Robles at The Rock Boxing Gym in Los Angeles, “El Animal” is now on the fast track to becoming one of the top contenders in the sport.
Golden Boy Promotions caught up with the Irishman ahead of the biggest fight of his career yet, in an exclusive Q&A session.
Here is what “El Animal” had to say about his upcoming bout:
“Every opponent that I’ve gotten in in my professional career has prepared me to get to this moment right now. People don’t understand what they’re dealing with when they get inside the ring with Jason Quigley because for me this is everything. I train my heart out and I work hard in this gym to become the best.”
“It all started off by me and my father setting up to watch Marco Antonio Barrera. As soon as he got inside through them ropes, he was a different man and that excited me. From that day on I always wanted to be a world professional champion.”

“Every fight is bigger, every fight is getting me that step closer to become a world champion. I take every fight as a world title fight because that is my chance to get one step closer to the world title fight.”
“I don’t care if its Glen Tapia or who it is across the ring from me, he’s there to stop me from doing what I want to do and I’m not going to let no man do that. This is my time, this is my time to shine.”
Quigley vs. Tapia is a 10-round battle for the vacant NABF Middleweight title 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. The ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes transmission begins live from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
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Ahmed Elbiali Pre-Fight Quotes & Training Camp

Mar 15, 2017
Ahmed Elbiali Pre-Fight Quotes & Training Camp Photos
 
Unbeaten Prospect Battles Jackson Junior Tuesday, March 14 on Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 & BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes 
From the Fitz Tunica Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi
 
Click HERE for Photos from Team Elbiali
 
 
TUNICA, MS (March 13, 2017) – Unbeaten light heavyweight prospect Ahmed Elbiali is prepared for another opportunity to keep his perfect record intact as he faces Brazil’s Jackson Junior in an eight-round fight featured on Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 & BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, March 14.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from the Fitz Tunica Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi and is headlined by rising middleweight contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko battling unbeaten Kemahl Russell in a 10-round bout.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, start at $20, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the Fitz Gift Shop, at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.
Here is what Elbiali had to say ahead of the showdown:
On fighting on FS1…
“It’s a great situation to be fighting on national television, especially FS1. TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS has been great for all boxers who are fortunate enough to be showcased.  I’m just grateful for the opportunity and everyone tuning in will see me throwing a lot of big shots.”
On his current training camp …
“It’s been a real smooth camp going into this fight.  I’m back training in Miami with my coach Carlos Albuerae.  When I moved to Las Vegas, we had temporally split up, but now we are back together, stronger than ever.”
On facing opponent Jackson Junior…
“Jackson Junior is a big puncher, as am I, so expect to see some hard blows being traded.  Although he’s had more fights then me, I feel I’m on another level.  I know he’s coming to knock me out, but I have other plans. He will not be taken lightly.”
On continuing his run to a world title…
“If I want to continue marching up the rankings, coming out victorious against Junior is crucial. The ultimate goal is to win a world title, and I’m going to do everything in my power to get there.  This fight is the next step toward achieving that goal.  I’m not leaving any stone unturned.”
On bouncing back from an injured hand…
“It was a difficult time for me being out of the ring for over a year with my hand injury.  The good news is I’m 100% healthy and my hand feels great.  I had a lot of time to reflect on what I need to improve on so that’s what I focused on while I was out.  I stayed in great shape the whole time.  I just want to get in the ring and shake off the rust.”
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ROMERO DUNO BECOMES NEW WBC YOUTH INTERCONTINENTAL LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION IN UPSET KNOCKOUT WIN OVER CHRISTIAN “CHIMPA” GONZALEZ

Mar 13, 2017
ROMERO DUNO BECOMES NEW WBC YOUTH INTERCONTINENTAL LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION IN UPSET KNOCKOUT WIN OVER 
CHRISTIAN “CHIMPA” GONZALEZ
 
 ALEXIS ROCHA MAINTAINS UNDEFEATED STATUS IN ACTION PACKED CO-MAIN EVENT IN FRONT OF SOLD OUT BELASCO THEATER
 
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Credit: Golden Boy Promotions

LOS ANGELES (March 10, 2017) – Romero Duno (13-1, 12 KOs) knocks out Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (16-1, 14 KOs) in second round upset victory for the WBC Youth Intercontinental Lightweight title in front of a sold out crowd at Belasco Theater live on Estrella TV’s national Boxeo Estelar broadcast.
“In terms of the knockout, I was just listening to my coach and kept boxing,” said Romero. “I fought hard and disciplined myself to not take any lucky punches. I based my strategy in seeing what my opponent was doing and adjusted whenever I needed to.”
Celebrities in attendance to watch the fight included Former Junior Middleweight Champion and Current Trainer Fernando Vargas, Metta World Peace and Golden Boy Promotions’ stablemates Ronny Rios, Ivan “Striker” Delgado, Ryan “Kingry” Garcia, Edgar Valerio, Oscar “Jaguar” Negrete, David “Junebug” Mijares and Charles Huerta.
With the cheers of all his fans in attendance, Santa Ana, CA’s Alexis Rocha (7-0, 5 KOs) entered the ring with full steam dropping Marcus Beckford (3-5-4, 1 KO) of Long Island, NY in mere seconds of the first round. At round two, Rocha crushed Beckford with a punishing body shot causing the Long Island native to take a knee. As the bout carried on, Rocha continuously demonstrated his power-causing Beckford’s corner to end the fight at the beginning of the fifth round.
Opening up Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar broadcast, East Los Angeles’ Angel Bojado (1-1) faced powerful Bogota, Colombia fighter Jhon Leon (2-0, 1 KO) for a four round middleweight bout. While both fighters exchanged a series of blocks and punches, it was Leon who came out on top winning by unanimous decision victory with all three judges scoring the fight at 39-37.
“I think I fought very intelligently,” said Jhon Leon. “I roughed him up a bit here and there but stuck to my style of boxing and I’m happy to come out with the victory.”
Hailing from Miami, FL, entertaining fighter Niko “Baby Face” Valdes (4-0, 4 KOs) added another knockout victory to his record when he took down Alejandro Osuna (4-3, 2 KOs) of Mazatlan, Mexico at 2:16 in the fourth round of this super middleweight match. Throughout the rounds, Valdes utilized his signature counterpunching style to effectively land crushing body shots to Osuna during the slugfest.
“My opponent was a very tough fighter,” said Niko Valdes. “I was throwing a lot of hard punches, but the coach told me to start going to the body and that seemed to work moving forward in the fight.”
Los Angeles local Marvin Cabrera (3-0, 3 KOs) came in the ring with a vengeance causing opponent Saadallah Al-Tameemi (2-0-2, 2 KOs) to stumble back on the ropes in the first round of this scheduled six round middleweight fight. With no signs of slowing down, Cabrera continued to wreck Al-Tameemi-ultimately resulting in the judges stopping the fight in the third round at the 2:35 mark.
“I think I performed well for tonight’s fight, focused on my combinations and was happy to come out with the knockout victory,” said Marvin Cabrera.
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BOLETOS DE CIRCUITO CERRADO EN EL MGM GRAND BALLROOM PARA CANELO ÁLVAREZ VS. JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ JR

Mar 10, 2017
BOLETOS DE CIRCUITO CERRADO EN EL MGM GRAND BALLROOM PARA CANELO ÁLVAREZ VS. JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ JR. A LA VENTA HOY VIERNES 10 DE MARZO
 
CANELO ÁLVAREZ SE MIDE A JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ JR.
EL SÁBADO 6 DE MAYO DURANTE EL FIN DE SEMANA DEL CINCO DE MAYO DESDE LA T-MOBILE ARENA Y TRANSMITIDO EN VIVO POR HBO PAY PER VIEW®
 
LAS VEGAS, Nevada 10 de marzo de 2017. – Boletos para observar la súper pelea por Circuito Cerrado en el MGM Grand Ballroom entre Canelo Álvarez (48-1-1, 34 nocáuts) ex doble monarca mundial divisional y Julio César Chávez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 nocáuts) ex campeón mundial mediano CMB, saldrán a la venta hoy viernes 10 de marzo a las 10:00 a.m. PT.
Los aficionados que no pudieron comprar boletos para ver la pelea en la T-Mobile Arena tendrán la oportunidad de experimentar una emocionante noche de boxeo en vivo en Las Vegas en un escenario electrizante al lado de otros fervientes fanáticos observando por Circuito Cerrado.
Los boletos para observar la transmisión por Circuito Cerrado de Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. en el MGM Grand Ballroom tienen un precio de $75 dólares, sin incluir cargos aplicables. Todos los asientos son de admisión general y saldrán a la venta hoy viernes 10 de marzo a las 10:00 a.m. PT 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 Adriana’s Insurance e Interjet. Matthysse vs. Taylor es una contienda a 10 asaltos presentada por Golden Boy Promotions en asociación con Arano Boxing y Star Boxing. 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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LA FIGHT CLUB: CHRISTIAN GONZALEZ VS. ROMERO DUNO

Mar 10, 2017
LA FIGHT CLUB: CHRISTIAN GONZALEZ VS. ROMERO DUNO
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Christian Gonzalez vs. Romero Duno is an eight-round lightweight fight for the WBC Youth Intercontinental Lightweight Championship presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by “Tecate, BORN BOLD,” Casa Mexico Tequila, and Adriana’s Insurance. The Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on Estrella TV at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The card will also stream live on EstrellaTV.com and on YouTube via LBI Media, Inc.’s Fenomeno Studios. The Ring TV live stream will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. PT through 7:00 p.m. Mark your calendars and buy your tickets for the upcoming shows on April 14, June 2, and July 14.
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