Conlan, Ramirez & Imam Prepare for St. Patrick’s Day Garden Party

Mar 15, 2018
Media Workout Notes & Quotes:
Conlan, Ramirez & Imam Prepare for St. Patrick’s Day Garden Party
Jose Ramirez and Amir Imam to Fight for the Vacant WBC Super Lightweight Title at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden and Televised LIVE by ESPN

Michael Conlan Looks to Extend Unbeaten Record in Front of the Irish Faithful

Ramirez-Imam Marks 2,000th WBC World Title Fight!

(Photo Credit: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)

NEW YORK (March 14, 2018) – World title challengers Jose Ramirez and Amir Imam, and undefeated Irish featherweight sensation Michael Conlan, worked out for the media in advance of a special St. Patrick’s Day world title extravaganza, Saturday, March 17, at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Ramirez and Imam will challenge for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Lightweight title, while Conlan (5-0, 4 KOs), a 2016 Olympian, will face David Berna in an eight-round special attraction.

The Ramirez-Imam fight will mark the 2,000th world title bout in the WBC’s 55-year history.

Ramirez-Imam, Conlan-Bernard, the interim WBC Light Heavyweight world title bout between Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk and Medhi Amar will be televised live and exclusively at 8 p.m. EST on ESPN and stream live on the ESPN App beginning at 5:30.

The undercard will also include the returns of Puerto Rican stars Felix Verdejo, Christopher Diaz, and Jose Pedraza in separate bouts.

This is what the fighters had to say.

Jose Ramirez

“I hope to go out there on Saturday night and demonstrate my potential against a guy like Amir Imam.”

“We’re ready for 12 rounds. We’re ready to face adversity if we have to. Whatever might happen during the rounds, we’re going to overcome it. The will, the motivation in me, there are many reasons why I’m fighting.”

“As a fighter, I want to fight the best. I want the top guys at 140 pounds. I respect the sport too much to call out any fighter. This is boxing. To me, the best should fight the best.”

I had a tremendous training camp, sparring with very good fighters, some undefeated Russian guys who helped get me in great condition.”

“Imam has a good right hand. He’s a skillful fighter with a goodjab, but I’m focused on what I’m able to do. “

Amir Imam

“I was strong mentally before, but after taking that loss {to Adrian Granados}, I took a look at what I was doing. Now, I am going to take that title.”

“I don’t like nothing about him. I don’t care who he is. I just want to go in there and win the fight. Idon’t care about none of that. I’m not gonna like the guy I’m fighting.”

“I’ve been doing this since I was 12. I appreciate what Mauricio Sulaiman is doing for me, letting me represent the WBC. I look forward to getting the ‘W’ and taking that belt.”

Michael Conlan

My pro debut at Madison Square Garden last year on St. Patrick’s Day is an experience I’ll hold deeply for the rest of my boxing career. I’m really excited to experience it again.”

“New York is really my home away from home. I have felt so welcome, whether it’s going to the Knicks game or having Madison Square Garden look after me. I feel supported. I have to thank the Irish for showing me the love.”

“I don’t know an awful lot about David Berna, but he has some power. You don’t have 14 knockouts in 15 wins if you don’t have power. Sometimes, he doesn’t commit enough. I believe that will be exposed.”

Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk

“For me, this is the biggest step up in my career, the most important fight in my career. I trained seriously, and I’ll do my best.”

“I haven’t seen a lot of {Amar’s} fights, but from what I’ve seen, he’s a really skilled fighter. I see in his eyes that he really wants the title. I expect a challenge.”

“I train with Vasiliy Lomachenko in the same gym. Of course, he motivates me, and I can see what it takes to be a great champion.”

Medhi Amar

“I’d rather be the underdog. I have less pressure. The pressure is on his shoulders. I have everything to win.”

“I know he is a good all-around fighter. I’m not impressed by anything in anyone, but I know he’s a great, quality opponent.”

“I’m going to give the fans a great fight. I would rather die in the ring than let the opportunity pass.”

Felix Verdejo

“I’m very hungry and motivated. On Saturday night, I will take the first step in reclaiming what is mine. I want to be back in the same position I was before.”

“Although I’m coming from a long layoff, I have been in the gym training very hard. Now I feel that I’m more mature physically and mentally. I will show that in the ring this Saturday”

Jose Pedraza

“I’m very happy for making my debut with Top Rank this Saturday. I’m motivated and with a high level of confidence”

“This Saturday everyone will see the Pedraza from before. That is a very skilfull and versatile fighter that practices the art of boxing.”

Christopher Diaz

“I work hard for all this. I love fighting at Madison Square Garden. I feel right at home and now even more that I will be fighting on the same card with my friends Felix Verdejo and Jose Pedraza. We are going to put on a great show for the fans.”

“I’m the show stealer. I’m going to steal the show again. I’m doing this for my country, and for my family. I want to be the best fighter in the division. I want to be a world champion.”

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TWO-DIVISION WORLD WELTERWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION KEITH THURMAN TALKS BOXING WITH THE PHILADELPHIA

Mar 15, 2018

TWO-DIVISION WORLD WELTERWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION KEITH THURMAN TALKS BOXING WITH THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES IN CLEARWATER, FL

March 14, 2018 – CLEARWATER, FLKeith Thurman, the current unified WBA and WBC Welterweight World Champion, was a guest of the Philadelphia Phillies prior to their Tampa Bay Rays game in Clearwater, FL yesterday. Thurman spoke to the team prior to the game about his philosophy in boxing, and shared his personal success story of learning how to box in the Clearwater Parks and Recreation program to now being the unified welterweight champion.  The Phillies beat the Rays, 6-3.
Thurman was invited to speak to the team by Phillies Manager Gabe Kapler, who heard Thurman speak at the Clearwater for Youth awards banquet where Keith received the “Champion for Youth” award. It was after that speech that the two discussed Thurman coming to talk to the team before a game, and sharing his story and mission for his athletic career. Thurman also threw out the first pitch along with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles.
 
In speaking with the team Thurman described what his nickname “One Time” truly means. He said, “You only get this one time. When I was nicknamed ‘One Time’ it was because one time was all it took, but actually the meaning is deeper than that. It’s not about a devastating hook or a body shot. It’s about this moment. Every time you go into the ring – and for you it’s going out onto that field – this is the one time, the one moment that will never happen again. This moment is your one time to make a difference, to fight, to win. This moment will never be here again so you need to take advantage of this one time.”
 
In comparing boxing to baseball, Thurman stressed that you can accomplish anything with focus. “The fight is not over till you say it’s over.”
 
Thurman trains out of St. Petersburg, FL with trainer Dan Birmingham, Chris Getty and Eric Wilson and is due back in the ring May 19 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
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CAMPEON MUNDIAL JOSE “BOLIVITA” UZCATEGUI DE VISITA EN LOS ANGELES

Mar 15, 2018

CAMPEON MUNDIAL JOSE “BOLIVITA” UZCATEGUI DE VISITA EN LOS ANGELES

El recién coronado José “Bolivita” Uzcategui estuvo de visita hoy en el Programa de ESPNDeportes “A Los Golpes” que es dirigido por Bernardo Osuna, David Faitelson y el gran campeón mexicano Julio Cesar Chávez y que es grabado en los Estudios de ESPN localizados en el complejo de entretenimiento “LA Live” en el centro Los Angeles.

Uzcategui quien conquistó el campeonato mundial interino de peso supermediano de la Federación Internacional (FIB) el pasado 3 de marzo en el Barclays Center de Brooklyn, Nueva York cobró venganza ante Andre Dirrell, tras haber perdido su primer duelo injustamente por descalificación y luego haber sido atacado cobardemente por el entrenador y tío de su rival al final de aquel controversial combate.

“Estoy contento de no sólo haberme convertido en campeón mundial, sino también de haberlo hecho contra Dirrell, tras la controversia de mi primer combate, el cual perdí injustamente por descalificación”, dijo Uzcategui, oriundo de Venezuela, pero quien radica en la Ciudad de

Tijuana, Baja California desde hace siete años.

El espigado boxeador habló sobre su mudanza a Tijuana y el desarrollo de su carrera en una ciudad de gran tradición boxística.

“Vengo de un pueblo muy chico en Venezuela donde hay dos calles principales, una para arriba y otra para abajo y cuando llegué a Tijuana me sorprendió su inmenso tamaño. En Venezuela toque muchas puertas pero nunca recibí el apoyo y por eso me fui a Tijuana en busca de mejores horizontes para mi carrera”, recordó Uzcategui.

“Yo era un estilista cuando llegué a Tijuana, pero me di cuenta rápidamente que tenía que convertirme en un boxeador más fajador para darle a la afición lo que quería ver y poco a poco incorpore más agresividad a mi boxeo”, dijo Uzcategui.

Uzcategui se declaró listo para enfrentar a los mejores boxeadores de las 168 libras.

“Estoy listo para los mejores de la división. Me gustaría enfrentar a David Benavidez el campeón del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB) creo que esa sería una gran pelea y luego contra José “Zurdo” Ramírez el campeón de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) que también creo que sería otra gran pelea para los aficionados del boxeo”, dijo Uzcategui, quien fue acompañado por su entrenador José Cital al programa.

Credito de fotos: Knucklehead Boxing

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MIKEY GARCIA BECOMES A FOUR-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION OVER SERGEY LIPINETS

Mar 12, 2018

MIKEY GARCIA BECOMES A FOUR-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION OVER SERGEY LIPINETS SATURDAY ON SHOWTIME® FROM FREEMAN COLISEUM IN SAN ANTONIO

Kiryl Relikh Dominates Rances Barthelemy To Capture WBA Super Lightweight World Championship In SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® Co-Feature

Catch The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Replay Monday, March 12 At

10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME EXTREME

For Photos; Credit Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

SAN ANTONIO (March 11, 2018) – Mikey Garcia captured a world title in his fourth weight division, outpointing previously undefeated Sergey Lipinets to win the IBF Junior Welterweight World Championship Saturday on SHOWTIME from Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio.

With the victory, Garcia (38-0, 30 KOs) joined Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez as the only fighters in history to win titles at 126, 130, 135 and 140 pounds.

“It’s a great feeling. Winning this fourth title in a fourth division is an honor,” Garcia said.  “To get to be mentioned with Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez is a huge honor for me.  It just leaves a little chapter in boxing with my name, my brother, my dad.  I think people will remember the Garcia family for ages to come.”

Garcia, who was fighting for just the second time at 140 pounds, relied on a steady diet of combos to back up Lipinets, who was making the first defense of the IBF title he won last November on SHOWTIME.  Garcia floored Lipinets for the first time in his career, connecting on a counter left hook midway through the seventh in a rousing moment that sent the pro-Garcia crowd at Freeman Coliseum to their feet.

Garcia, who won by scores of 116-111 and 117-110 twice, connected on 46 percent of his power shots compared to 36 percent for the defending champion.

“He came in exactly as I expected – a very tough, very hungry and strong fighter,” Garcia said.  “We worked with angles behind the jab.  He’s very dangerous, but we had a great game plan and we were able to prevail.

“I know I carry the power, but I was fighting a bigger man and he could take a punch.  I didn’t want to get caught and I had to be patient.”

After the fight, Garcia, who still holds the WBC title at lightweight, reiterated his mantra that he’s seeking the biggest fights available, regardless of weight division.

“What I love is I have all the options,” Garcia said.  “I could go down to 135 to unify titles, which is what I really want to do.  And in a couple of fights you’re going to see me at 147.

Despite being the defending champion, Lipinets (13-1, 10 KOs) was fighting in just his 14th professional fight.  The Russian, who was born in Kazakhstan, delivered a valiant effort against one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

“It was probably experience that took over at some point,” Lipinets said.  “Mikey is a great fighter, he can obviously crack.  It was just experience that I was lacking.

“I want to go back in the gym and work on the problems I showed in the ring.  There are a couple of holes I need to close.  I’ll be back.  It’s a learning experience.”

In a rematch of one of 2017’s best and most controversial fights, Kiryl Relikh handed former two-division world champion Rances Barthelemy the first loss of his career with a wide unanimous decision victory to capture the vacant WBA Super Lightweight World Championship.

Relikh (22-2, 19 KOs) was the more active fighter and controlled the co-main event of the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast from the opening bell, throwing 1,237 total punches compared to just 494 for Barthelemy.  Relikh, who many thought won their first matchup, consistently worked off his jab, connecting on 103 punches per round while Barthelemy landed an average of just 41.

While Barthelemy (26-1, 13 KOs) won a disputed and wide decision in their first bout there was no controversy in the judges’ scorecards in the rematch, which was scored 117-110 and 118-109 twice.

Relikh became just the third fighter from Belarus to win a world title while Barthelemy came up short in his bid to become the first Cuban to win a world title in three weight divisions.

“Last time I was not ready,” Relikh said.  “I didn’t have proper preparation in the first fight but this time, with my new trainers, I was ready.  I’m very happy. I’ve waited for this dream for 20 years.  I’ve worked hard for this dream and now it’s mine.

“Coming in we were looking to box all the way.  My jab has developed so much since the last fight.  They probably thought that I would run out of gas like last time, but I trained like a champion this time.  Everything was geared toward becoming champion and that’s what we did tonight.”

Barthelemy, who picked up the pace a bit in the final three rounds, didn’t dispute the decision.

“My heart is broken because I came in to this fight trying to get that third world title,” Barthelemy said.  “I have to admit defeat and say that Relikh deserved to win that fight, but I will be back.

“At this point I have to look forward and put it behind me.”

 

The featured attraction of the SHOWTIME BOXING on SHO EXTREME telecast saw San Antonio’s own Mario Barrios (21-0, 13 KOs) deliver a sensational second round knockout of Eudy Bernardo (23-3, 17 KOs) in front of his hometown fans.

“I definitely made a statement tonight,” said Barrios. “I showed the 140-pound division that I’m here and ready for any of them.”

Barrios was dominant from the start and struck early in the second with a vicious straight right that put Bernardo down. Although Bernardo got to his feet and beat the count, referee Jon Schorle had seen enough and waved off the bout 45 seconds into the second round of the super lightweight affair.

“I wasn’t going in there looking for the knockout, but I caught him early,” said Barrios. “I’ve been on a good run and I’m ready to continue that streak. We’re moving up the ranks fight by fight. I’m looking to get a title eliminator by the end of the year and hopefully a title shot early next year.”

In the opening bout of the SHO EXTREME telecast, Richard Commey (26-2, 23 KOs) scored a sixth-round TKO of Alejandro Luna (22-1, 15 KOs) in their IBF Lightweight World Title Eliminator.

“Despite the win, my performance wasn’t up to the level that I hoped it would be,” said Commey. “He was exactly what I expected and if I had connected on more of my punches in the beginning I think the fight would have been over earlier. I was really trying to work on what we had been focusing on in camp but I just wasn’t performing well at the start of the fight.”

The fight was defined by exciting exchanges throughout, with Commey, fighting on his 31st birthday, getting the better early and connecting with power punches that caused Luna’s jaw to swell. Commey’s power broke through in round six when a powerful combination punctuated by a left uppercut sent Luna to the canvas for the first time in his career.

“I’m very disappointed,” said Luna. “All the credit to Commey, but I expect more of myself and I’m going to get back in the gym and come back much stronger and better.”

Luna rose to his feet but was quickly pounced on by Commey, who landed 62 percent of his power punches in the round, and was sent to the mat again. This forced referee David Fields to call a halt to the bout at 1:54 of round six. Commey now becomes the mandatory challenger for IBF Lightweight World Champion Robert Easter, who Commey lost a split decision to in September 2016.

“It is the greatest feeling to get the win on my 31st birthday,” said Commey. “I am looking forward to fighting for the 135-pound world title and becoming champion.”

The SHO EXTREME swing bout featured unbeaten prospect Brandon Figueroa (15-0, 10 KOs) scoring a seventh round knockout of Mexico’s Giovanni Delgado (16-6, 9 KOs) in their super bantamweight clash.

Figueroa, the brother of former champion Omar, continued to show the aggressive style that has defined his early career as he threw an astonishing 178 punches in the third round. That number was good for the second most ever thrown in a single round by a fighter in a super bantamweight bout, according to CompuBox.

The 21-year-old Figueroa continued to put the pressure on, battering Delgado until referee Gregorio Alvarez halted the fight at 1:55 of the seventh round.

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Toluca se impuso a los Pumas por 1-0

Mar 12, 2018

Toluca se impuso a los Pumas por 1-0

 

Los Pumas de la UNAM cayeron 1-0 ante Toluca, en juego correspondiente a la Jornada 11 del torneo Clausura 2018 de la Liga Bancomer MX, llevado a cabo en el Estadio Olímpico Universitario.

 

El único gol del encuentro se produjo a los 85 minutos, cuando un disparo de Alexis Canelo fue desviado por Marcelo Díaz y terminó entrando a la portería defendida por Alfredo Saldívar.

 

Alineaciones:

Pumas: 1-Alfredo Saldívar; 310-Alan Mozo, 3-Alejandro Arribas, 4-Luis Quintana, 5-Alan Mendoza; 23-Marcelo Díaz, 7-David Cabrera (10-Abraham González 85’), 22-Alan Acosta (8-Pablo Barrera 56’), 17-Jesús Gallardo; 11-Matías Alustiza (33-Mauro Formica 72’), 30-Nicolás Castillo. D.T. David Patiño.

 

Toluca: 1-Alfredo Talavera; 29-Rodrigo Salinas, 3-Santiago García, 5-Osvaldo González, 26-Cristian Borja; 15-Antonio Ríos, 17-Leonel López (35-Juan Delgadillo 78’), 23-Luis Quiñones (9-Ernesto Vega 73’), 14-Rubens Sambueza; 24-Pablo Barrientos, 20-Fernando Uribe (25-Alexis Canelo 82’). D.T. Hernán Cristante.

 

Árbitro central: Marco Antonio Ortiz Nava. Árbitros asistentes: José Luis Camargo y Enrique Isaac Bustos. Cuarto árbitro: Érick Yaír Miranda. Amonestaciones: Pumas – Alejandro Arribas (44’). Toluca – Pablo Barrientos (58’) y Luis Quiñones (88’).

CORTESIA: CLUB PUMAS

 

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Valdez vs. Quigg – Fight Night Media Central

Mar 12, 2018

Valdez vs. Quigg – Fight Night Media Central

Valdez will defend his WBO Featherweight title against Scott Quigg
TONIGHT, at the StubHub Center in Carson, California
Live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and the ESPN App

Boxing Media:
Please be advised that all information from tonight’s Oscar Valdez vs. Scott Quigg world championship event — results, quotes, scorecards, and photos — will be available on the Top Rank website at the following link: http://www.toprank.com/all-events/valdezquigg/
The Valdez vs. Quigg world championship event will be televised live and exclusively at 10:30 p.m. EST on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and stream live on the ESPN App. The undercard will be shown in its entirety, beginning at 7:35 EST on the ESPN App.
Use the hashtags  #ValdezQuigg and #DeLeonVences to join the conversation on Twitter.

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AZAT ‘CRAZY A’ HOVHANNISYAN DEFEATS RONNY RIOS IN SIXTH ROUND OF WAR TO DEFEND WBC CONTINENTAL AMERICAS SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE

Mar 12, 2018
AZAT ‘CRAZY A’ HOVHANNISYAN DEFEATS RONNY RIOS IN SIXTH ROUND OF WAR TO DEFEND WBC CONTINENTAL AMERICAS SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE IN MAIN EVENT OF MARCH 9 EDITION OF GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN AT THE OC FAIR & EVENT CENTER
 
WELTERWEIGHT PROSPECT ALEXIS ‘LEX’ ROCHA DELIVERS SURGICAL PERFORMANCE WITH FIRST-ROUND KNOCKOUT VICTORY AGAINST MIGUEL ‘LA AMENAZA’ DUMAS IN CO-MAIN EVENT
(ABOVE: Azat Hovhannisyan scored a TKO victory against Ronny Rios to defend the WBC Continental Americas Super Bantamweight Title in the main event of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN on March 9)
 
 
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
 
COSTA MESA, CALIF. (March 9, 2018): Explosive Armenian contender Azat “Crazy” Hovhannisyan (14-2, 11 KOs) defended his WBC Continental Americas Super Bantamweight Title in exciting fashion as he defeated hometown hero Ronny Rios (29-3, 13 KOs) via sixth-round technical knockout in the main event of the March 9 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN before a sold-out crowd at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. Rios started strong in the first round, but a fusillade of punches from Hovhannisyan hurt and nearly stopped him in the third round. Rios struggled to recover, but a knockdown followed by another flurry of punches from Hovhannisyan forced referee Jack Reiss to stop the fight at 1:12 of the sixth round. At the time of the stoppage, two judges had the fight even at 47-47, while one judge had the fight 47-48 for Hovhannisyan.
 
“I knew I was going to stop him early, but then my right hand started to hurt,” said Azat Hovhannisyan. “When my hand started hurting more, I went for the stoppage. Freddie [Roach] kept me calmed between rounds. I’m ready for a world title shot. I want any champion at 122 pounds.”
 
In the co-main event, welterweight prospect Alexis “Lex” Rocha (11-0, 8 KOs) once again exceeded expectations as he destroyed Miguel Dumas (10-2, 7 KOs) in the first round of a scheduled eight-round affair to capture the WBC Continental Americas Welterweight Title. Rocha, of Santa Ana, Calif., wasted no time in measuring his opponent, pushing the native of Tijuana, Mexico back with hard shots to the body. Rocha also mixed up the speed with which he threw his punches, tapping Dumas with slower shots before landing a quick and hard right uppercut that dropped Dumas immediately. Upon getting up, Dumas was greeted with a fight-finishing combination that ended matters then and there.
 
“I get more nervous watching my brother’s fights than my own,” said Alexis Rocha. “I came in composed and relaxed, just ready for anything to happen. I never plan for a knockout. I’m so happy that I get to take the belt home in front of all my Santa Ana fans.”
 
Maricela “La Diva” Cornejo (10-3, 2 KOs) scored a fourth-round technical knockout victory against Lisa Garland (15-10, 8 KOs) in tonight’s televised swing bout that was originally scheduled for six rounds in the super middleweight division. Cornejo overwhelmed Garland in each round to eventually force the referee to end the fight at 1:09 of the fourth round.
“Winning the day after Women’s International Day is a huge accomplishment for me,” said Maricela Cornejo. “I hope that my win inspires more women to go into the gym. For this fight, I knew I was going to knock her out within the first round but had to get around her smothering me. Once I was able to break through, I was able to work it.”
 
Marvin Cabrera (7-0, 5 KOs), the rising middleweight prospect who is trained by former world champion Daniel Ponce De Leon, opened the night of action with an eight-round unanimous decision victory against Mexican pugilist Sergio Gonzalez (6-5, 2 KOs). During the fight, the men traded knockdowns: Cabrera was dropped in the second round and Gonzalez was dropped in the fourth. Nevertheless, Cabrera prevailed with scores of 79-72, 78-72, and 78-72.
 
“My opponent came in a little overweight, so we had to adjust a bit,” said Marvin Cabrera. “I definitely could have been a little faster, using that as an advantage since he was on the slower side. Overall, I’m happy with the win.”
 
Irish welterweight prospect Aaron “Silencer” McKenna (1-0) was originally scheduled to take part in tonight’s event. But due to falsification of documents on the part of his opponent, Adolfo Caro (0-1), the California State Athletic Commission decided that the fight would not take place.

 

Rios vs. Hovhannisyan was a 10-round fight for the WBC Continental Americas Super Bantamweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event was sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The the event took place on Friday, March 9, 2018 at The Hangar at The OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif.
 
For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com and
http://www.espn.com/boxing/; follow on Twitter @GoldenBoyBoxing, @OscarDeLaHoya, @ESPN, and @ESPNBoxeo; become a fan on Facebook atwww.Facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing; and follow on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing and @OscarDeLaHoya. Follow the conversation using #GBPonESPN.
 
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MIKEY GARCIA vs. SERGEY LIPINETS FINAL WEIGHTS, PHOTOS & COMMISSION OFFICIALS FOR IBF JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Mar 9, 2018

MIKEY GARCIA vs. SERGEY LIPINETS FINAL WEIGHTS, PHOTOS & COMMISSION OFFICIALS FOR IBF JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY ON SHOWTIME®

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® Live At 10:15 P.M. ET/PT From Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio

  Photos from Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

IBF Junior Welterweight World Championship

Mikey Garcia – 139 ½ pounds

Sergey Lipinets – 139 ¾ pounds

Referee: Laurence Cole; Judges: Mark Calo-Oy (Texas), Julie Lederman (N.Y.), Nelson Vazquez (P.R.)

Vacant WBA Super Lightweight World Championship

Rances Barthelemy – 139 ½ pounds

Kiryl Relikh – 140 pounds

Referee: Luis Pabon; Judges: Alfredo Polanco (MEX), Cesar Ramos (Texas), Rafael Ramos (Texas)

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CLAVES PARA LA VICTORIA MIKEY GARCIA vs. SERGEY LIPINETS

Mar 9, 2018
CLAVES PARA LA VICTORIA

MIKEY GARCIA vs. SERGEY LIPINETS

 

Mañana/Sábado 10 de Marzo a las 10:15 p.m. ET/PT

En Vivo Por SHOWTIME ®

 

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Mikey Garcia, campeón mundial en tres divisions, buscará conquistar  su cuarta división al enfrentarse al campeón de las 140 libras Sergey Lipinets éste sábado 10 de marzo en vivo por SHOWTIME (10:15 p.m. ET/PT) desde el Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio. La cartelera será presentada por Premier Boxing Champions.

Ex campeón mundial y analista de boxeo de SHOWTIME, Raúl “El Diamante” Márquez explora las claves para la victoria y advierte que Mikey deberá utilizar su contragolpe, establecer un jab fuerte y no olvidar golpear el cuerpo y cortar el ring, mientras que Lipinets tendrá que evitar una pelea de choque, deberá girar alrededor de Garcia y trabajar el jab con combinaciones de tres y cuatro golpes. Vea el video con las claves para la victoria aquí: http://s.sho.com/2FZYusp

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

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RONNY RIOS VS. AZAT ‘CRAZY A’ HOVHANNISYAN OFFICIAL WEIGHTS

Mar 9, 2018
RONNY RIOS VS.  AZAT ‘CRAZY A’ HOVHANNISYAN
 
OFFICIAL WEIGHTS 
Friday, March 9, 2018

The Hangar at The OC Fair & Event Center

Costa Mesa, California
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions  
Rios vs. Hovhannisyan is a 10-round fight for the WBC Continental Americas Super Bantamweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The event will take place on Friday, March 9, 2018 at The Hangar at The
OC Fair and Event Center Doors open at 4:00 p.m. PT. The first fight and the ESPN3 live stream begin at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 5:00 PT. ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 9:00 ET/6:00 p.m. PT and delayed on ESPN2 at midnight ET/9:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets for Rios vs. Hovhannisyan are now on sale and start at $50. Tickets are available for purchase at www.goldenboytickets.comhttps://apps.vendini.com/u/dce97456af, the Golden Boy Promotions Facebook page, or by calling 213-233-2957.
For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com and
http://www.espn.com/boxing/; follow on Twitter @GoldenBoyBoxing, @OscarDeLaHoya, @ESPN, and @ESPNBoxeo; become a fan on Facebook atwww.Facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing; and follow on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing and @OscarDeLaHoya. Follow the conversation using #GBPonESPN.
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