Nov 16, 2018




Unified 154-Pound Champion Hurd Hosts Washington, D.C.-Area Workout Ahead of Ring Return Against Jason Welborn


Cuban Heavyweight Slugger Ortiz Opens Miami Training Camp to Media Before He Takes on Travis Kauffman


All on Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury SHOWTIME PPV® Presented by Premier Boxing Champions Saturday, December 1 from


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 Ortiz Photos from Ryan Loco/SHOWTIME

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NEW YORK (November 15, 2018) – Unified 154-pound world champion Jarrett Hurd and Cuban heavyweight slugger Luis Ortiz hosted separate media workouts in Washington, D.C. and Miami on Thursday for their upcoming matchups on Saturday, December 1 on SHOWTIME PPV® from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

Hurd returns to the ring to defend his IBF and WBA belts against Jason Welborn in his first bout since becoming unified champion, while Ortiz takes on Travis Kauffman in a 10-round heavyweight attraction. The PPV undercard also features rising heavyweight Joe Joyce battling Joe Hanks. The Premier Boxing Champions event is headlined by the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury heavyweight championship showdown.

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by BombZquad Enterprises and Queensberry Promotions, in association with TGB Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, are on sale now and are available via AXS.com. Wilder vs. Fury will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV. The suggested retail price (SRP) for the pay-per-view telecast is $64.99 for standard definition.

The Accokeek, Maryland-native Hurd, who unified titles against Erislandy Lara in April on SHOWTIME, was joined at the Hillcrest Boxing Gym in Temple Hills by his trainer Ernesto Rodriguez and fights for the first time since undergoing rotator cuff surgery.

Ortiz, along with trainer Herman Caicedo, held his media workout at Caicedo Sports Training Center in Miami ahead of another opportunity to enter the ring and earn a potential rematch against Deontay Wilder after they engaged in a memorable heavyweight clash in March on SHOWTIME.

Here is what the fighters and their trainers had to say Thursday:


“I can’t wait to get in there on December 1 and show everybody that ‘Swift’ is back at 100 percent. I’m expecting to show my versatility. I’ve shown that I can walk guys down and that I have a full tank of gas through 12 rounds. This time I want to show that I’m also strong defensively and can use my range and height.

“I’m going to really focus on using my jab in this fight. I want to establish that punch and also test out my rotator cuff and prove to everyone that I’m feeling great.

“Jason Welborn is a former British champion and I know that he’s going to be game. He’s coming off of two good wins against Tommy Langford. I know Welborn is going to leave everything in the ring because he has nothing to lose.

“The target is definitely on my back holding two titles. I’m in the position I want to be in. When you’re at the top, everybody is coming for your spot.

“The win over a long-reigning champion like Erislandy Lara solidified in everyone else’s mind what I already knew. Now I’m getting the respect I deserve.

“I showed against Lara that I can dig deep and pull out a win late if I need to. I have that inside of me. I also showed that I have power in both hands because usually I get a knockout with the right hand, but I was able to put Lara on the floor with a left.

“My goal for 2019 is to definitely get one more belt, and I’d also like to fight at home. I definitely want to fight Jermell Charlo for his WBC belt. Unification is what the division needs. I know for sure that me and Charlo both want this fight.

“Every time I’ve had an opportunity presented to me in this sport, I’ve taken full advantage of it. My family pushed me through all of the tough moments and helped get me to where I am today.”


“I’m 100 percent ready for this fight. We never stopped working after my last fight and I’m going to show it on December 1. I love staying active. I just want to keep fighting and showing off my skills.

“I’ve only taken off about a month total since fighting Wilder in March, so I still feel sharp and like my training is just continuous. The training stays the same, and once we get the opponent locked in we can focus on a game plan.

“Travis Kauffman is a strong fighter who came up fighting in Philadelphia. I know that’s he’s a tough guy who’s going to come to fight and I’m going to be prepared it.

“I think that my performance against Wilder and since that fight have warranted a rematch. I had Wilder hurt, I just made mental mistakes during the fight. I was fatigued, but I did not get knocked out flat. The referee did his job, but I feel that I did enough to merit another shot. I’ve worked hard to correct the mistakes I made and in a rematch, it would be a different ending.

“Wilder vs. Fury will be an interesting fight. Wilder is fighting someone taller than him for the first time and that could make it go a lot of ways. But I really do believe Wilder is going to win and win by knockout.”


“Training camp has gone very well. It was a bit different for this camp because of the injury but I think everything has been completed and right now we’re just sharpening up so we can peak fight week.

“I laid off of some of the shoulder strength and conditioning that I would usually do with Jarrett because of the injury. We had to do that to let the shoulder heal. He still got in all of his normal strength and conditioning.

“I think Jason Welborn is going to try to come forward and impose his toughness. He has everything to gain in this fight. I think he’ll throw hard shots and try to rough it up. He may just run into a punch and get knocked out, or we’ll pick him apart and stop him late.

“I think what makes Jarrett Hurd so special is his demeanor. He’s a humble kid who works hard and knows what he has to do. Every minute he’s in the ring he’s aware of what he has to do. He communicates well and he follows instructions as well as any fighter I’ve trained throughout the years.”

HERMAN CAICEDO, Ortiz’s Trainer

“Luis Ortiz went through the experience of what happened in the Wilder fight and that’s the best way to overcome it in the future. He lived it, he breathed it and now, he’s going to go out and earn a chance to change the outcome.

“We have no excuses for the way the Wilder fight ended. I thought Ortiz was doing fine, but Wilder’s punches certainly had an effect. It’s heavyweight boxing, so being knocked down first in the fifth round definitely drew from the power supply.

“Unfortunately when he let everything go in the seventh round against Wilder, and almost knocked Wilder out, that drained him completely. Wilder was able to recover and capitalize. But we now know what we have to do in a rematch.

“Ortiz told me that when he first buzzed Wilder he really saw it all right there. He saw himself with the WBC championship. He saw himself knocking out Anthony Joshua and becoming undisputed champion. So he decided to go for it all right there.”

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Dmitry Bivol vs. Jean Pascal Media Conference

Nov 16, 2018

Dmitry Bivol vs. Jean Pascal Media Conference Call Recap

KATHY DUVA, President and CEO, Main Events:
“Good morning and good afternoon everyone. Main Events could not be happier to be coming back to the Etess Arena at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City. Our first event in August was a sellout. It proved to us what we already knew: there is still a big appetite for boxing in Atlantic City.
With our second card at the Etess Arena we expect to build on our momentum by bringing Dmitry Bivol back to be in the main event this time on November 24 against one of our division’s most admired champions, Jean Pascal.
Dmitry Bivol is going to risk his perfect record against a tested tough opponent. Dmitry has made no secret about wanting to unify titles in the light heavyweight division. But the other titleholders for some reason just don’t seem to be ready for him right now.
Jean Pascal is always ready. He never turns down an opportunity. He is a warrior. He has fought for three world titles, and he’d like to take Dmitry’s title back home to Canada and confirmed his status as a Hall of Fame fighter when his career is finished. It would make a pretty nice Christmas present for him.
Neither man is taking the other lightly of course. It’s a dangerous fight with a lot at stake. This is the way we like to cook things up at Main Events!
In addition to our fighters, you will also hear from Vadim Kornilov, the manager of Dmitry Bivol; and Greg Leon, CEO of Jean Pascal Promotions.And we are delighted to have Tim Louie with us. He is the Public Relations Manager for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City.
Why don’t we begin with Vadim today – can you make some opening remarks?
VADIM KORNILOV, Manager, Dmitry Bivol:
Thank you, Kathy. Pleasure to be back at the Hard Rock. It’s great to have another show with Dmitry Bivol on HBO. Now that he’s the main event, it’s something kind of like a dream come true for him. He’s talked about this for a long time He was hoping to be a main event at one point, and he’s got this shot on this last HBO World Championship Boxing event. Thank you all of the Main Events team and World of Boxing team working great together putting this main event together on November 24th.
Thank you, Vadim, it’s always a pleasure working with you.
Former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal has won titles and lost titles. But he has never lost anyone’s respect. He has faced every dangerous name in the division for a decade. Carl Froch. Bernard Hopkins. Kovalev. And now, Dmitry. Jean’s farewell tour is making a stop in Atlantic City. He doesn’t want it to be his last stop. We are glad to welcome him to this card and the main event.
Greg, why don’t you talk to us, give us your perspective on the fight, and introduce Jean?
GREG LEON, CEO, Jean Pascal Promotions:
Thank you, Kathy. I’d like to thank World of Boxing and Main Events for making this a very easy deal to finalize. I’d like to thank to the Hard Rock for hosting the event, HBO for broadcasting the event in its final World Championship Boxing. This is a sensational event. Like Vadim said, Bivol was looking to fight on a main event. Jean’s been looking to fight for a world title on his farewell tour. But like Kathy said, the farewell tour does not end in Atlantic City. That’s just the next stop. Both of these guys come to fight. They don’t shy away from challenges. We’re expecting nothing but action on November 24th.
Personally, it’s an honor to represent somebody like Jean, who as Kathy articulated, is a true warrior, doesn’t shy away from challenges, fights the best of the best. For this fight, our mission is to use it as a lens into how much boxing means to HBO. The nucleus of Jean Pascal’s aspirations consists of making history and punching his ticket to the Hall of Fame. So this event will be nothing short of sensational. Our hope is that this sensation will cross-pollinate through HBO’s offices in a way that allows them to re-contextualize their place in the world of boxing around them. This is the heart of what we strive to do. Without further ado, the former WBC and world light heavyweight champion and next WBA light heavyweight champion. Jean?
Thank you very much. Hi everybody, I’m very pleased that you’re here. Pascal is back in action. I’ll be fighting on HBO on November 24th. I’m very happy. I want to thank Main Events; also I want to thank Dmitry Bivol and his people for this opportunity to show I’m an elite fighter. I know it’s OK, they think they can beat me. But like I said, It’s OK, it’s part of the sport. I’ve been training very hard for this opportunity. It’s showtime, it’s time to show up.
Thank you, Jean and thank you, Greg. I want to take a moment for the last time and thank HBO. This is going to be a very difficult event for us in a lot of ways. I hope Greg is right, I hope Jean and Dmitry can somehow, jolt them into reconsidering.
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City has only been open for a few months. But as we all know, it has already established itself as Atlantic City’s go-to destination on the legendary Atlantic City Boardwalk.
There are all the features that made the Hard Rock Hotel name famous including world class rooms, casino, lounges, restaurants, shopping, and service. What’s special to us about the Hard Rock Hotel Atlantic City is the Etess Arena, named after a dear friend of ours who passed away too soon. It’s always been one of the best venues to see boxing in the United States. Thanks to the Hard Rock it’s expanded and even better than before.
Let me bring in Tim Louie with the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and he can to tell you a little more about this amazing fight venue.
TIM LOUIE, Public Relations Manager, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City:
We’re so excited to have boxing back here. This past August was so amazing for me to see, because I’m so new to the business. The arena fits about 7,000 people and it’s so exciting just to even boxing back in Atlantic City. Kathy, you and your team have been amazing to work with. I don’t expect anything to be different next Saturday.
Thank you, Tim, Nice to hear that. You guys are a pleasure to work with, too.
Jean, you’re obviously viewed as the underdog in this fight. How much motivation has that provided for you, and how are you looking at this going into the fight?
This is the story of my life, to be the underdog. I was the underdog when I faced Chad Dawson. At the time he was considered as the best pound for pound in the world. I was the underdog, fourth in the world and I won the fight. To me, maybe it’s a motivation. I know what to do, I know what I’m capable to do. I have a lot of experience, been there done that. I’m going to do my best to win this fight.
What did you think of Bivol’s performance against Isaac Chilemba?
Honestly, I think he did good. Chilemba used to be my sparring partner. It’s hard to look good against a guy like him. He’s very awkward. In this situation, I think Bivol showed his skill and he did pretty good against an elite fighter.
Jean, you always come to fight, and make for good television in your career. How do you expect this fight will unfold differently, especially from the viewer’s perspective?
It won’t be different, I’m going to be there to fight. I like to fight, I’m the underdog. I know Bivol likes to fight as well; he’s young, hungry. He cannot exactly remember me when I was champion. I was a pretty boy, lot of stamina, young, sexy, with a lot of power. I know that it is entertaining for him right now. I have something on my side, experience. That’s something you can’t buy, you cannot buy.
Jean, do you think he’s overlooking you?
Honestly, I think he’s got no bets, because I’m not in his mind. But like I said, I know Bivol will do very well. I know him as well. If he overlooks me, that would be a big mistake. But I know he has a strong team, he’s a young but I know he’s a smart fighter and a smart guy too. So I don’t think he takes me lightly.
Greg, what would a win over Dmitry Bivol do for Jean’s career?
First of all, I think this win would put in in the Hall of Fame without any question. Right now, Jean is looked at as a guy has a hell of a resume, has fought the best of the best. For the harshest of critics, he might have lost too many big fights to be a lock. Jean’s fight would cement his legacy and his status as a Hall of Famer. A victory on November 24th would certainly do that. As far as what would be next, what’s next right now is November 24th. Obvious, if Jean he wins the title, he becomes the cash cow of the division. All of the other champions reside in Canada. By his own admission, Stevenson by his own choice hasn’t been making fights the public has been demanding. Jean is a star in Canada. With the belt around his waist, he becomes the guy of the division.
There’s also history too, Correct me if I’m wrong, Jean first because champion in 2009. I don’t think nine and a half years have passed from one title reign to the other in the history of the division.
Let’s move on with the most exciting young titleholder in the light heavyweight division. He’s featured in RING Magazine this month.
He is the undefeated WBA Light Heavyweight Champion. And he really wants to unify the division. From St. Petersburg, Russia — training now in Los Angeles, Dmitry Bivol. Dmitry, tell us about your view of this matchup.
I appreciate the introduction, Kathy.I respect Pascal because he took this fight. I hope we will show a good fight and action in the ring. I will do my best to make a good fight.
For Kathy, for you is it a goal to turn Bivol into a big draw in the New York and New Jersey area?
That’s more of a question for Vadim in his capacity with World of Boxing. World of Boxing is our partner in this promotion. We’ve had a great run with Sergey Kovalev in Atlantic City, going up to the big sellout in August, and over a million dollar gate with Bernard Hopkins. He’s Russian, Dmitry’s Russian. It seems logical a charismatic young star like Dmitry, given a little time to develop, can develop a fan following there if that’s what World of Boxing wants him to do. We’d be happy to help them.
Sergey took three bouts, three appearances there to make it to that sold out arena. It does take time, it doesn’t happen overnight. This is a big step in my view in Dmitry’s career stepping up to the main event for the first time. Nobody ever became a star on the undercard. This is the beginning of a journey. We’re always happy to be going back to our home in Atlantic City.
Dmitry, your last two fights were in the co-main event. Now that you’re in the main event on HBO, how does it feel to get the chance to be a headliner?
Of course I’m glad. It means I’m going the right way in my career. I’m glad that HBO and Kathy Duva and World of Boxing are giving me this opportunity to fight in the main event. It’s a big responsibility for me.
Do you feel more pressure to go out and deliver a performance that tells people you are the best light heavyweight in the world?
You know, when I go into the ring, every time I feel that I should show all my skills, all my best. I should show to people all my best skills. It doesn’t matter now or my first fight. Every time, I feel the responsibility. I just want people to believe and I want to prove to everybody I’m the best in the division. These are the steps I want to take. There’s always responsibility I take on.
Jean, you’re coming off back-to-back stoppage wins for the first time in a decade. How do you feel physically at 36 years old? How do you assess your own strength?
Right now, I don’t know if I’m stronger than before, but I feel very strong. Of course I got two knockouts in my last fights. But I know they weren’t elite fighters like Dmitry Bivol. So I know I’m going to have to pick up my game but I’m ready for that. Been there, done that. It’s his first main event. Like I said, for me been there done that. I know what I have to do. I’m ready for this fight. I’m looking for this fight to be a great fight.
The fight is going to be in Atlantic City. Remember, we have a Canadian story in Atlantic City. Arturo Gatti is from my hometown and he used to fight over there. He moved when he was younger to fight. He became a legend. At the same time, I’m going to try to honor his spirit over there and win one more title.
Dmitry, what do you know about Jean Pascal, and the main reason you respect him?
I saw his many fights when I was an amateur. His fight against Bernard Hopkins, fight against many other people. I know he is good in counter attack. He’s strong; he’s a really tough guy. He is a good fighter and I respect him. But when I go to the ring, he will be my enemy.
Dmitry, Jean Pascal’s manager talks about how he wants to get to the Hall of Fame and be a champion once again. Are you really letting him use you as a stepping-stone?
I think the opportunity is already given in this fight being made. It excites me very much to know he’s so motivated and he has such big goals for this fight. I’m also not coming to the fight to give up my title, and I going to do everything to defend the title. Every one of us has a big goal, and it will make this fight really great.
So that’s a polite way of saying no?
That’s a polite way to say I will fight for my title until the end and I will not give it up.
What make you thinks you’re ready to get in the ring with a young lion like Dmitry Bivol?
it’s because I’ve got my confidence back. When I fought Eleider Alvarez, I didn’t have my confidence back it was a hard fight for me. Even thought I did good it was a majority decision for him. It wasn’t a walk in the park for Alvarez. In any losses that I had, I always did good, except my second fight with Kovalev. I know I’m a tough challenge. I know I’m a good man to be on the resume. That’s why they picked me.
Honestly, like I said, I have a lot of respect for Dmitry Bivol. He’s a young lion. He thinks that has all the talent in the world like I thought when I was his age. Something he cannot have, he cannot buy, it’s experience. I have way more experience than him, even though he has a lot of amateur fights. I went to the Olympics in 2004 in Greece. I was a world-class amateur fighter also. But I have way more experience than him as a professional boxer. That will lead to a great fight at the Hard Rock Casino. People, tune in at 10 p.m. November 24, because it’s a must watch fight.
Dmitry, you were in “2 Days” with HBO, the documentary. It looked like a lot of fun, we saw you with your family. That was really the last of its kind for HBO. For you to be featured in that way, how was it?
It was very exciting. I wasn’t used to having a camera around two days before the fight for that much time. It was a new experience. What was interesting, a lot of people got to know me more on the other side of boxing which was very exciting. I want more people to know more about me and understand what kind of person I am.
What was it like to watch Sergey Kovalev lose? What was it like for you for him not to be the victor that night?
It was a little unfortunate. We know each other and we have common friends. We’ve talked before. It’s not pleasant to see someone you know, an acquaintance, go down like that. I thought he was going to win the fight. We also had some plans about possibly fighting next. A lot of that kind of fell apart. It was a little disappointing.
Any predictions on how this fight is going to end on November 24th?
I don’t make predictions. it’s very difficult. I will do everything I can to make sure this fight is exciting and it’s over in an exciting fashion.
A fan question for Jean. Your Canadian fans have given you so much support over the years. How would you describe your relationship with your Canadian fans?
My relationship with my fans back home in Canada is very, very great. I feel very, very lucky to have that kind of relationship with my fans because they support me a lot. There are not a lot of boxers in the United States who have a big fan base like I do. I’m very very fortunate. This is why I always take time to please my fans, to talk to them, to talk pictures with them. I’m here because of them as well.
QUESTION: A fan question for Dmitry. How do you see yourself improving you skills?
DMITRY BIVOL: There is never a limit to improvement. I would say that, speed is probably one thing that is with you and is hard to really change. But other things, other skills are definitely something you can improve. Especially agility, and with the distance of the fight being 12 rounds, you can improve on your conditioning. You can improve on your levels of fighting inside and outside, different combinations. There’s always something to add to your game.
Jean, you retired and quickly came back. You’ve had a great career What can you take from your career into the Bivol fight?
I’m going to take my experience. I’ve been there, done that so many times. I know what to do. So I’m going to carry with me in the ring all my experience I got with me from all these big fights: Kovalev, Froch, Hopkins, Dawson. I’m going to take those fights into the ring with me to show him what is the best in the boxing sport.
Jean, is training camp any different knowing it is your last title shot?
During training camp, it was a little bit different. The motivation was a little bit more there. I’ve got the eye of the tiger once again. I think that’s what was lacking from my last few fights, when I fought Kovalev and maybe Hopkins. I got my confidence back that you notice I didn’t have when I fought Kovalev. Right now, everything is in one piece. I’m very confident, very happy, very pleased to be back on HBO. I was the first Canadian boxer who fought in Canada on HBO, and I’m going to be the last Canadian to fight on HBO. So I’m making history once again. So I’m very, very happy.
Dmitry, come November 24th and you take care of business with Pascal, do you still want the winner of Kovalev and Alvarez 2?
DMITRY BIVOL: As I always say, right now I’m focused on the fight with Jean Pascal on November 24th. I want to fight the best after that, if everything goes well. Whoever is wanting to fight, I want to unify titles and become the undisputed champion.
Another fan question for Jean, you’ve talked about your experience. How might it give you an advantage against a younger fighter like Bivol?
Honestly, if this is something you want to see, I urge you to tune in to HBO on November 24th at 10 p.m., and I will show you everything.
A fan question for Dmitry, this is your first main event. Now that you have achieved this goal, how does it feel to you?
Of course, I’m very happy that such a legendary channel gave me this final chance to fight on the main event. To me, it just means I’m on the right way, on the right path in my career. I appreciate this opportunity, and I want to take everything I can from it. I want everybody to watch this fight, and I will make sure this fight is very memorable.
I want to thank Dmitry and Jean, thanks Vadim and Greg. Thank you also Tim Louie for welcoming us back to Atlantic City.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jean and with Dmitry now on more than one occasion. I’ve gotten to know both of them a little bit. One thing I can promise everybody, they will give 1000 percent and they will entertain. It will be worth watching and certainly worth coming out to Atlantic City.
We hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving celebration with family and friends. Although those of us who work for Main Events, we’ve spent our last three Thanksgivings together working.
When you get tired of the leftovers, join us for a fresh serving of World Championship Boxing on Saturday night live at the Etess Arena and live on HBO Boxing.
Bivol vs. Pascal is a 12 round fight for Dmitry Bivol’s WBA Light Heavyweight World Title taking place on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.
The co-main event is a WBA Intercontinental Super Bantamweight title fight between Murodjon Akhmadaliev and Isaac Zarate. The event is promoted by Main Events and World of Boxing, and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Tickets range between 30 dollars and 150 dollars, and are on sale now through HardRockHotelAtlanticCity.com and Ticketmaster.com.
A transcript of this conference call will be made available to the boxing media. Thank you for joining us today and we hope to see you at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City on November 24, or tuning in to watch on HBO’s World Championship Boxing.”
About Bivol-Pascal: Bivol vs. Pascal is a 12 round fight for Bivol’s WBA Light Heavyweight World Title taking place on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. The co-main event is a WBA Intercontinental Super Bantamweight title fight between Murodjon Akhmadaliev and Isaac Zarate. The event is promoted by Main Events and World of Boxing, and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Tickets range between $30 and $150 and are on sale now through HardRockHotelAtlanticCity.com and Ticketmaster.com.
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Top Rank firma al peleador de India, Vikas Krishan

Nov 16, 2018

Top Rank firma al sensacional peleador de India, Vikas Krishan

Krishan realizará su debut profesional al principio del 2019

Top Rank anunció hoy la firma de Vikas “The Indian Tank” Krishan –el peleador aficionado más condecorado en la historia de India — a un acuerdo promocional de varios años. Krishan, un atleta olímpico en el 2012 y en el 2016, está programado para hacer su debut profesional el 18 de enero del 2019 en el Turning Stone Resort Casino en Verona, N.Y.

“Top Rank es la mejor compañía de promoción del mundo,” dijo Krishan. “Voy a ser un campeón del mundo como profesional. Ningún indio ha hecho eso antes. Cuando gane un título, seré más famoso en India que las estrellas de cine.”

“Vikas es un joven tremendo del que esperamos grandes cosas,” dijo Bob Arum, CEO de Top Rank. “¡Él va a ser nuestro Marvin Hagler de India!”

“Antes de su primera pelea profesional, ya él es el mejor peleador en la historia de la India,” dijo David McWater, manejador de Krishan. “Sus logros y carisma lo distinguen. No podemos esperar para empezarsu carrera.”

Krishan, de 26 años, es de Haryana, donde adquirió su interés por el boxeo a la edad de 10 años. Pasó más de una década en el sistema amateur indio y ganó una medalla de oro en el Campeonato Mundial Juvenil de Boxeo AIBA del 2010. En el 2012, en los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres, derrotó al actual campeón de peso welter de la FIB Errol Spence Jr. mediante una decisión de 13-11. La decisión fue derrotada polémicamente cinco horas después debido a varias faltas cometidas por Krishan durante la pelea.

En los Juegos Olímpicos de 2016, Krishan avanzó a la ronda de los cuartos de final, derrotando al olímpico estadounidense Charles Conwell en la ronda de 32. A principios de este año, capturó el oro de la Commonwealth y una medalla de bronce en los Juegos Asiáticos. Como profesional, entrenará con Wali Moses en Newark, N.J., y con la Selección Nacional de la India en Punjab, India.

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Nov 12, 2018



“It’s time for America to wake up and understand they have the baddest man on the planet right here” – Deontay Wilder


Wilder Shares His Thoughts With Below The Belt Host Brendan Schaub As He Prepares To Face Fury December 1 Live On SHOWTIME PPV®

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WHAT: WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder sat down with SHOWTIME Sports correspondent Brendan Schaub as part of a wide-ranging interview providing a glimpse into the mindset of the undefeated champion as he prepares for the most significant heavyweight event in the U.S. in more than 15 years. The 6-foot-7 Wilder meets 6-foot-9 lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury December 1 live on SHOWTIME PPV® from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

Wilder, who is America’s only true heavyweight champion since 2007, discusses everything from his career-defining win over Luis Ortiz and his incredible knockout power, to the pressures of being the heavyweight champion of the world and his love for his family in the candid 35-minute interview from a double-decker bus in Los Angeles.

The Tuscaloosa, Ala. native, however, had the most to say about his upcoming battle with Fury. “Throughout my whole career, guys always said I only had one hand,” Wilder explains to Schaub as they head to Los Angeles International Airport following Monday’s media day in Santa Monica. “But when you get in the ring, it’s going to be different. The game plan is going to go out the window, like Mike Tyson said.

“This is the moment in time for America to wake up and understand they have the baddest man on the planet right here,” Wilder passionately continues. “And you think I’m going to let this Gypsy come in here and mess up all those plans for me? I don’t think so.”

The heavyweight showdown headlines the December 1 SHOWTIME PPV live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).  Wilder, who has knocked out all seven challengers of his title, will attempt to make his eighth WBC Heavyweight defense. In the third fight of his comeback, Fury has the opportunity to become a two-time heavyweight world champion.

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Teofimo López regresa el 8 de diciembre

Nov 7, 2018

El combate López vs. Menard se televisará en vivo por ESPN y ESPN Deportes at 9 p.m. ET

Además, el debut profesional del ex olímpico italiano Guido Vianello


Teofimo López está decidido en conquistar la división de peso ligero y para dar otro paso en esa dirección, el ex olímpico de padres hondureños planea robarse el show en la función Lomachenko vs. Pedraza que se celebrará en ‘La Gran Manzana’.

López (10-0, 8 KOs), quien es oriundo de Brooklyn, peleará con el veterano Mason Menard (34-3, 24 KOs) por el título vacante de peso ligero de la NABF en un choque a 10 asaltos en las peleas preliminares de la función que se celebrará el 8 de diciembre en el Hulu Theater del Madison Square Garden.

Además, Guido Vianello, quien es un peso pesado italiano y destacado peleador aficionado, que recientemente firmó un contrato profesional de varios años con Top Rank, realizará su debut profesional ante Luke Lyons (5-1-1, 2 KOs) en un combate programado a seis asaltos.

Los combates Lomachenko vs. Pedraza, la defensa del título de peso junior pluma de Isaac Dogboe contra Emanuel Navarrete, y el choque López vs. Menard encabezarán una edición especial de Top Rank en ESPN a las 9 p.m. ET, que seguirá a la 84a Presentación Anual del Trofeo Heisman Memorial.

El choque Vianello vs. Lyons y el resto de las peleas preliminares de la función se transmitirán en vivo a las 6 p.m. ET por ESPN+: el nuevo servicio de transmisión de suscripción multideporte, directo al consumidor del segmento Directo al Consumidor e Internacional de The Walt Disney Company en conjunto con ESPN.

En una promoción de Top Rank, en asociación con Madison Square Garden, las taquillas restantes para este evento de campeonato mundial ya están a la venta. Con un precio de $506, $356, $206, $106 y $56, los boletos se pueden comprar en la boletería del Madison Square Garden, todos los puntos de venta de Ticketmaster, por teléfono llamando a TicketMaster al 1-866-858-0008, y en línea en TicketMaster.com y MSG.com.

“‘El Takeover’ está regresando a la Meca del Boxeo,” dijo López. “Me voy a robar el show una vez más. Será mi noche. Voy a terminar el 2018 con una explosión. Esperen una gran celebración después de que termine con Mason Menard. Nací en Brooklyn, así que ya sabes que tengo que representar a mi ciudad natal.”

“Tengo muchas ganas de enfrentar a Teofimo el 8 de diciembre. Ha sido mi sueño pelear en el Madison Square Garden, y el hecho de que se me dé la oportunidad de actuar en la cartelera de Lomachenko en ESPN es increíble,” dijo Menard. “Puedo asegurar a todos que estaré 100 por ciento listo, y mi demostración esa noche me llevará a una oportunidad por el título mundial.”

López, de 21 años de edad, emergió en el 2018 con una serie de victorias dominantes y celebraciones posteriores a sus victoria que capturaron la atención de los fans. En mayo, en la cartelera preliminar Lomachenko vs. Linares en el Madison Square Garden, eliminó a Vitor Jones Freitas en el primer round y se volvió viral después de realizar el baile “Take The L” del videojuego Fortnite. Luchó por última vez el 14 de julio en Nueva Orleans, derribando al duradero William Silva en seis asaltos a pesar de haber sufrido una fractura en la mano derecha al principio de la pelea. Se sometió a una cirugía la semana siguiente. Totalmente recuperado, López espera robarse el show una vez más. Menard, un profesional de 11 años con una mano derecha viciosa, viene de una victoria por decisión contra Ronald Rivas el 13 de octubre en Gary, Indiana.

“Estoy muy feliz de unirme a Top Rank y de debutar en el Madison Square Garden en una cartelera de Lomachenko, que es un sueño hecho realidad para mí,” dijo Vianello. “Voy a hacer que mi país se sienta orgulloso. Prometo que traeré emoción y nocauts a la división de peso pesado y finalmente cumpliré mi destino de convertirme en campeón mundial de peso pesado.”

Vianello, un fuerte pegador de Roma, logró una marca de 87-15 como aficionado y se quedó corto en la ronda de 16 en los Juegos Olímpicos de 2016. Uno de los boxeadores más populares que emergió del sistema amateur italiano, Vianello está entrenando en Big Bear Lake, California, bajo la dirección de Abel Sánchez.

Además en las peleas preliminares estará en acción Alexander Besputin (11-0, 9 KOs), quien hará la primera defensa de su título de USBA contra Juan Carlos Abreu (21-4-1, 19 KOs) en un combate a 10 asaltos. Besputin despachó a Alan Sánchez el 14 de septiembre para ganar el cinturón. Abreu viene de una cerrada derrota por decisión unánime ante Egidijus Kavaliauskas, que encabezó una transmisión de ESPN el 7 de julio en Fresno, California.

Para más información visite: www.toprank.com, www.espn.com/boxing; Facebook:facebook.com/trboxing.Twitter: twitter.com/trboxing,@ESPN, @ESPNBoxeo, @ESPNDeportes.

Utiliza el hashtag #LomaPedraza para unirte a la conversación en las redes sociales.

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Nov 5, 2018



“UFC on ESPN+ Fight Night” Debuts January 19 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn

UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, today announced the first dates, locations, and distribution plans for UFC events in the first quarter 2019. This new schedule marks the beginning of the historic multi-year agreement between UFC and The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-To-Consumer & International segment and ESPN that makes ESPN+ and ESPN the exclusive media homes of UFC in the United States.

The first three months of 2019 features action-packed UFC events across ESPN+, the multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service, and ESPN networks, every week for 11 consecutive weeks. ESPN+ will showcase more than 36 hours of exclusive UFC action and ESPN linear networks will add another 18 hours (with all 54 hours available in both English and Spanish).

On Saturday, Jan 19, UFC returns to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the “UFC on ESPN+ Fight Night” card will represent UFC’s debut on ESPN-branded platforms, with main card bouts streamed live on ESPN+ in both English and Spanish and prelims broadcast nationally on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. Also streamed live on ESPN+ will be the early prelims (prior to the ESPN television broadcast).

Following Brooklyn, UFC 233, the first Pay-Per-View of 2019, takes places at Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday, January 26. ESPN linear networks will televise the prelims, offering one of the most powerful promotional lead ins UFC has ever had for a Pay-Per-View.

The Octagon® then travels internationally, with “UFC on ESPN+ Fight Night” in Brazil on Saturday, February 2 (location TBD) with ESPN+ exclusively streaming all bouts.

UFC returns to the U.S. for another historic first, “UFC on ESPN Fight Night” on Sunday, February 17, from Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. The prelims and main card will be televised live to a national audience exclusively on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, while the early prelims will be streamed live on ESPN+.

Other confirmed events in the first quarter include UFC 235, the promotion’s first event of the year in its home venue, T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, on Saturday, March 2, and a return to London, England’s O2 Arena for “UFC on ESPN+ Fight Night” on Saturday, March 16. The second “UFC on ESPN Fight Night” will take place on March 30, with the early prelims streamed live on ESPN+ and the prelims and main card televised live and exclusively on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

Fight cards and ticket on-sale information will be announced at a later date.

Starting January, ESPN+ and ESPN will become the exclusive digital and linear distributors in the United States for UFC, showcasing 42 live events, 30 of which will feature a full card of 12 UFC bouts.

Events streamed live on ESPN+ will carry the “UFC on ESPN+ Fight Night” moniker, while events broadcast on ESPN will be branded “UFC on ESPN Fight Night.”  ESPN+ will offer 20 exclusive events and all preliminary fights for “UFC on ESPN Fight Night” programs, while ESPN linear networks will broadcast 10 exclusive events as well as all UFC Pay-Per-View preliminary fights.

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Nov 1, 2018
Tickets Still Available!
INDIO, CALIF. (Oct. 31, 2018): MMA legend Tito Ortiz will be the special VIP guest for the Nov. 8 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The event will be headlined by the 10-round super welterweight fight between Palm Desert’s Neeco “The Rooster (17-0, 10 KOs) and Mexican warrior Jesus “El Renuente” Soto Karass (28-13-4, 18 KOs). ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT, and stream live on ESPN3 starting at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT.
Known worldwide as the “Huntington Beach Bad Boy,” Ortiz became one of the first stars of mix martial arts and has faced the likes of Ken Shamrock, Forrest Griffin, Wanderlei SilvaVitor Belfort and Ryan Bader. Ortiz held the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship for three years and is considered one of the most important figures the sport has ever had. Ortiz will take on Chuck Liddell in the third fight of their historic trilogy on Saturday Nov. 24 at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, Calif. in an event that will be televised on pay-per-view.
Ortiz will be in attendance for this event to meet fans, sign autographs and take pictures inside the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center. The meet-and-greet is open to the public with the purchase of a ticket to the event.
In the co-main event, Manny “Chato” Robles III (16-0, 8 KOs) of Los Angeles will defend his NABF Featherweight Crown against Jose Gonzalez (23-6, 13 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a 10-round clash.
Irish welterweight prospect Aaron “Silencer” McKenna (5-0, 3 KOs) will face Abel Reyes (4-1, 4 KOs) of Tamaulipas, Mexico in a six-round welterweight fight.
Emilio “The Kid” Sanchez (16-1, 11 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. will battle Enrique Bernache(24-11, 12 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a 10-round featherweight clash.
D’Mitrius “Big Meech” Ballard (18-0, 12 KOs) of Temple Hills, Md. will face Alan Campa (17-3, 11 KOs) of Guayamas, Mexico in an eight-round super middleweight battle.
Jordan White (4-1, 3 KOs) of Washington, DC will fight in a four-round featherweight clash.
Uzbekistani prospect Elnur Abduraimov (2-0, 2 KOs) will participate in a four-round lightweight fight that will open the night of action.
Opponents for both fighters will be announced shortly.
Macias vs. Soto Karass is a 10-round super welterweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The fights will take place on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Doors for the event open at 4:30 p.m. PT, and the first fight begins at 5:15 p.m. PT. ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT, and stream live on ESPN3 starting at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT.
Media interested in attending Golden Boy Boxing: Macias vs. Soto Karass must request credentials by emailing clavoie@fantasysprings.net by 5:00 p.m. PT on Friday, Nov. 2.
Tickets for the event are on sale and start at $25. Tickets are available at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino box office, by calling 1-800-827-2946, or by purchasing online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
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 at www.Facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing; and follow on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing and @OscarDeLaHoya. Follow the conversation using #GBPonESPN and #MaciasSotoKarass
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Bivol vs. Pascal November 24 at Hard Rock Atlantic City

Oct 27, 2018

Bivol vs. Pascal November 24 at Hard Rock Atlantic City
Tickets Go On Sale TOMORROW, Friday, October 26

Dmitry Bivol, Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events

(Atlantic City, NJ) – Tickets goes on sale to the public on Friday, October 26, at 10 a.m. ET for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City’s next boxing card featuring Dmitry Bivol defending his WBA Light Heavyweight World Title against former Olympian and former WBC, IBO, and Ring Magazine champion Jean Pascal.

The event takes place on Saturday, November 24, 2018 as HBO World Championship boxing returns to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Etess Arena in Atlantic City. Bivol fights in his first main event in the United States, and Pascal fights for the first time ever in Atlantic City. This will be the second boxing event at the recently opened Hard Rock Atlantic City. The first event featured the WBO Light Heavyweight Championship battle between Sergey Kovalev and Eleider Alvarez in front of a sold out crowd.

Tickets, priced from $30 to $150, will go on sale Friday through HardRockHotelAtlanticCity.com and Ticketmaster.com .

Bivol, age 27, of St. Petersburg Russia, risks his perfect record of 14 wins with no losses and 11 knockouts against the time-tested Pascal, who turns 36 on October 28, has 33 wins, 20 by knockout, against five losses and a draw.

Bivol is coming off a dominating 12-round decision victory over crafty Isaac Chilemba of Malawi on August 4. Pascal is fresh from an eighth round TKO over former UFC champion Steve Bosse at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec on July 20.

The event is promoted by Main Events and World of Boxing in association with Jean Pascal Promotions. The bout will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

About Bivol-Pascal: Bivol vs. Pascal is a 12-round fight for Bivol’s WBA Light Heavyweight World Title on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. The event is promoted by Main Events and World of Boxing in association with Jean Pascal Promotions, and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Tickets range between $30 and $150 and go on sale Friday through HardRockHotelAtlanticCity.com and Ticketmaster.com .

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Oct 19, 2018
(ABOVE: Canelo Alvarez poses for pictures after receiving the Ring Magazine Middleweight World Title
 and the Pound-For-Pound Title at the Intercontinental Hotel in Los Angeles)
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
Tickets Still on Sale!
LOS ANGELES (Oct. 18, 2018): Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) received the RingMagazine Middleweight World Title and the Pound-For-Pound Championship Belt at the Intercontinental Hotel in Los Angeles. Canelo, who also holds the WBC, WBA, and Lineal Middleweight World Titles, will move up to 168 pounds to challenge Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) for his WBA Super Middleweight World Title in a 12-round main event on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Madison Square Garden and streamed live on DAZN.
Below is what today’s participants had to say at the event:
CANELO ALVAREZ, WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion:
“I want to thank God, my team and my family. I want to thank Golden Boy as well. Having a belt like this is a responsibility, and this is a responsibility that I plan to undertake. I never imagined that my success would reach this magnitude. This just shows that with discipline, hard work and love for the sport, one can achieve anything. A lot has changed in one year. It’s been a big change. I’m going to defend this title with honor. See you all on December 15.”
OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions:
“The Ring Magazine World Title is the most prestigious title in boxing. In order to earn it, the top two fighters in the division have to fight. The pound-four-pound belt has been held by great fighters. Bernard Hopkins had it. Pernell Whitaker had it. I had it, and now Canelo Alvarez has it. We are very proud of his accomplishments.”
DOUG FISCHER, Editor-in-Chief at Ring Magazine, 
“The lineage of the Ring Magazine Championship belt goes back to Jack Dempsey. The greatest fighters of every era held the Ring Magazine Title. The pound-for-pound title was created in 1993, and it was presented to Pernell Whitaker after his controversial draw against Julio Cesar Chavez, Sr. This is brilliant company that Canelo joins. The belt was with Whitaker, Oscar De La Hoya, Roy Jones, Jr. and Bernard Hopkins.”
Canelo vs. Fielding is a 12-round fight for the WBA Super Middleweight World
Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Matchroom Boxing. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The event will take place Saturday, December 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City and will be streamed live on DAZN.
Tickets for Canelo vs. Fielding are on sale and are priced at $1,000, $500, $300, $200, $150, $100, $75 and $50 plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges. Tickets can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.comwww.goldenboytickets.com
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Canelo vs Fielding: Conferencia de Prensa desde El Madison Square Garden en Nueva York

Oct 17, 2018

Nueva York, NY -Conferencia de Prensa desde el Madison Square  Garden, para promocionar la pelea entre Canelo vs. Fielding a un combate de 12 asaltos por el cetro mundial supermediano AMB presentado por Golden Boy Promotions en asociación con Matchroom Boxing.

El evento es patrocinado por Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” y Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” El evento se efectuará el sábado 15 de diciembre en el Madison Square Garden de la Ciudad de Nueva York, Nueva York.

Canelo vs Fielding; Los boletos saldrán a la venta el miércoles 17 de octubre, a las 9:00 pm a las 9:00 p.m. PT.

Los boletos tienen un precio de $ 1,000, $ 500, $ 300, $ 200, $ 150, $ 100, $ 75 y $ 50 más aplicables
Impuestos, tasas y cargos por servicios. Los boletos se pueden comprar en el Madison Square Garden
Taquilla, todos los puntos de venta de Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster se cobra por teléfono (866-858-0008) y en línea en www.ticketmaster.com, www.goldenboytickets.com o www.MSG.com.

Canelo: Hace muchos años que quería venir a Nueva York, a pelear,  hoy estoy aquí; quiero brindarles una gran pelea a la afición de aquí de Nueva York, para mi  es un reto, es un reto nuevo subir de división, entrar a la zona de confort del campeón, sabemos el reto que tenemos enfrente pero nos vamos a preparar muy bien para entrar en la historia del boxeo mexicano, también por otra parte siempre he dicho que unas puertas se cierran, para abrirse otras mejores, estoy muy contento con la alianza que hicimos con DZ, muchas gracias, pero lo mas importante, dejen lo que voy a ganar; para mi lo mas importante, en lo que me enfoque es que la afición pueda ver un boxeo gratis, gracias a Golden Boy, gracias a mi familia, gracias a la afición, hacía mención.

Bereavision: Dos retos muy grandes, pelear en el Madison Square Garden y subir de peso que nos comentas al respecto?

Canelo: Siempre quise pelear en el madison, la verdad  me siento muy contento,son retos que gusta tomar porque?, porque asi me gusta que sea mi carrera, tomar riesgos y el estar aquí el MSG. Para mi es un honor, es una historia mas en mi carrera y me siento muy contento de estar aquí.

Bereavision: vimos un Canelo muy agresivo con  triple GGG vamos a ver un canelo diferente o el mismo?

Canelo: El mismo, el mismo  siempre puedo cambiar mi estilo el rival te da la pauta para cambiar los estilos  o improvisar dentro del cuadrilátero, pero mi estilo es ese y asi me veran siempre.



Bereavision/Nueva York
Fotos: David Calderon
Video: Manuel Mendieta

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