MORE CHAMPIONSHIP HARDWARE ON THE LINE WHEN WBC WORLD SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION REY VARGAS TAKES ON RONNY RIOS

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MORE CHAMPIONSHIP HARDWARE ON THE LINE WHEN
WBC WORLD SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION
REY VARGAS TAKES ON RONNY RIOS
 
CLASH TO SERVE AS CHIEF SUPPORT TO THE RETURN OF MIGUEL COTTO BATTLING YOSHIHIRO KAMEGAI FOR THE VACANT WBO WORLD JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 AT STUBHUB CENTER IN CARSON, CALIFORNIA
TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®
 
VARGAS SIGNS MULTI-YEAR DEAL WITH GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS
LOS ANGELES (June 28, 2017): StubHub Center in Carson, California will play host to two world championship fights on the evening of Saturday, August 26 when WBC World Super Bantamweight Champion Rey Vargas (29-0, 22 KOs) will take on highly touted contender Ronny Rios (28-1, 13 KOs) in a scheduled 12 round bout. The championship event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
Vargas, coming off a majority decision victory over previously undefeated Gavin McDonnell to secure the world championship after racking up scores of wins against top-flight competition, has also signed a multi-year deal with Golden Boy Promotions.
“I am thrilled to defend my world championship for the first time on such a special night at StubHub Center,” said Vargas, who went on the road from his native Otumba, Mexico to Yorkshire, England to secure his world title. “I know Ronny Rios is an extremely tough challenger, but he has never tasted power like mine, and I am confident I will come away with the victory.”
Rios, a former NABF and WBC Silver Featherweight Champion, gets his first world title shot after rolling through prospects and contenders over a 29-fight career with just a single blemish on his record.
“This is a dream come true for any boxer. Now that it’s here, I’m ready to capitalize on the journey me and my coach have been on for several years,” said Ronny Rios. “Vargas will provide us with a tough game plan but I’ve been working my whole life for this opportunity. He has good power and a very good coach with Nacho, but I have a great team as well. I am thankful that GBP has gotten this fight for me – and I expect a tough, tough war from Rey.”
The 12-round scrap between Vargas and Rios will be the first of two championship fights, as legendary four-division world champion Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) looks to win an incredible sixth world title as he takes on Yoshihiro “El Maestrito” Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs) in the 12-round main event of the evening.
“People who want to see real fights, for real world championships, are in for a real treat on August 26th,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “For the last many summers, StubHub Center has played host to the highest action fights in our sport. That tradition will continue at the end of August.”
 
Cotto vs. Kamegai, a 12-round fight for the vacant WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions and sponsored by Tecate “BORN BOLD” and Casa Mexico Tequila. Rey Vargas vs. Rios is a 12-round world championship fight for the WBC Super Bantamweight Title, and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Promociones del Pueblo. The event will take place Saturday, August 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
Tickets for Cotto vs. Kamegai are on sale and priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges. Tickets can be purchased at AXS.com, by phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849), and at StubHub Center Box Office (Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. PT to 6 p.m. PT). VIP Suites are available by calling 877-604-8777.  For more information on group discounts or VIP packages, call 877-234-8425.
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TWO-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST CLARESSA SHIELDS TO CHALLENGE NIKKI ADLER FOR FIRST WORLD TITLE AUG. 4 ON SHOWTIME

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TWO-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST CLARESSA SHIELDS TO CHALLENGE WBC WORLD CHAMPION NIKKI ADLER IN MAIN EVENT OF SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION FRIDAY, AUGUST 4


Adler & Shields to Unify Women’s Super Middleweight Division in “Battle of the Best” at MGM Grand Detroit Live on SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT

 

DETROIT (June 28, 2017) – Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa “T-Rex” Shields will challenge for her first world title against WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Nikki Adler in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation Friday, Aug. 4, live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT from MGM Grand Detroit.

 

A native of Flint, Mich., Shields (3-0, 1 KO) is the most accomplished amateur boxer in U.S. history and the only American to capture back-to-back boxing gold medals at the Olympic Games.  The 22-year-old will challenge for a world title in only her fourth professional fight against fellow undefeated Adler (16-0, 9 KOs), a German star who will make the third defense of her WBC 168-pound title.  The bout will also be for the vacant IBF Super Middleweight Title.

 

Shields is headlining for the second time on national television, building on her history-making debut last March in what was the first women’s main event in premium television history.  If Shields dethrones Adler on ShoBox, she’ll become the 70th world champion in the history of the prospect developmental series.

 

“It’s a huge opportunity to fight in the U.S. on SHOWTIME against Claressa Shields,” Adler said.  “I am the multiple-time world champion and Claressa is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist – why not fight in the biggest matchup possible?  This is a great challenge and we both will show our true potential.  I know I’ll give everything I have to be successful, as I have always done.  I’ve fought throughout the world, but never in the U.S.  It’s really a dream to fight in the biggest women’s boxing event in 2017.

 

Shields said, “It is a dream come true for me to be fighting for a major world title in just my fourth professional fight.  I thank the champ, Nikki Adler, and her team for accepting the challenge and for coming to the U.S. for this championship.   This fight is not only a milestone for me, it also is the biggest fight of the year in women’s boxing.  I want to thank SHOWTIME for their commitment to me and for their support of women’s boxing.  I promise to be in the best shape of my life and to give all my fans a performance to remember.”

 

Tickets for the event promoted by Salita Promotions are on sale now and are priced at $350, $250, $125 and $60. They will be available at www.ticketmaster.com.

 

Gordon Hall, ShoBox: The New Generation Executive Producer and SVP of Production, SHOWTIME Sports, said, “ShoBox is about challenging prospects and making step up fights, and that’s what Shields vs. Adler is all about.  Claressa is returning to ShoBox in a unique opportunity to not only face her toughest opponent to date but to challenge a world champion and look to unify the division in only her fourth fight. The matchup and stakes speak for themselves. We are proud to continue to deliver the best prospects in competitive matchups.”

 

Promoter Dmitriy Salita, said, “I am thrilled to be promoting what I expect will be the biggest women’s boxing event of 2017.  Claressa Shields is on a quest to make history and is seeking to become a world champion in only her fourth professional bout less than a year after winning her second Olympic Gold Medal.  Shields vs. Adler is the kind of matchup we expect from great fighters.  These two women, both skilled, both determined, are certain to give fans around the world, and those watching on ShoBox, an action-packed fight that is fought at the highest level.  It will be a night to remember where the sports world may see the emergence of a new star.”

 

Shields’ co-manager, Mark Taffet, said, “This second main event telecast on SHOWTIME represents yet another historic step forward in the journey of Claressa Shields.  Claressa is committed, in return, to pursuing the biggest and best fights available as the profile of women’s boxing in the U.S. and around the world continues to grow.  This world title fight against Nikki Adler, a monumental challenge for Claressa in only her fourth pro fight, shows how committed Claressa is to fulfilling her dreams and leading the sport to unprecedented levels.”

 

The 30-year-old Adler, a Croatian fighting out of Augsburg, Bayern, Germany, will make her U.S. debut against Shields.  A former German amateur champion, Adler will make her third defense of the WBC crown she won in 2013 via unanimous decision against Zane Brige in Russia.

 

In 2015, Adler defeated Szabados via unanimous decision in her first defense of the WBC belt, and knocked out Elene Sikmashvili in her second defense in 2016.  In March of this year, she won the vacant WIBF and GBU World Super Middleweight Championships by unanimous decision over Mery Rancier.

 

Shields compiled an amateur record of 77-1 record and won her first Olympic Gold when she was only 17 years old in the inaugural women’s boxing competition at the London Games in 2012.  She won a second gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio and turned professional three months later.

 

In March 2017 at MGM Grand Detroit, Shields stopped Hungary’s Szilvia Szabados in four rounds to win the NABF Super Middleweight Championship, in the first women’s main event in premium television history.  In her most recent bout on June 16, Shields defeated Sydney LeBlanc via a unanimous eight-round decision to capture the WBC Silver Super Middleweight title.

 

Active in her community, Shields advocates for several social issues and serves as an inspirational figure in her hometown of Flint, a city beset by problems.

 

Undercard bouts for the ShoBox telecast will be announced in the coming weeks.

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July 15 PBC on FOX/FOX Deportes fight against Robert Guerrero

Jun 26, 2017 0
Renewed Focus Amidst 118-Degree Desert Camp Heat
 
Figueroa vs. Guerrero Broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on FOX & FOX Deportes Saturday, July 15 from NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island
 
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Indio, CA – June 26, 2017South Texas’s Omar “El Panterita” Figueroa, the former Lightweight World Champion, heads into training camp on a balmy 118 degree day in Indio, CA, home to his trainer Joel Diaz and his new boxing home-base since January. Figueroa re-enters the boxing ring after a 18-month hiatus on Saturday, July 15 when he takes on former Welterweight World Champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero in a 147-pound headline fight on “Premier Boxing Champions” on FOX and FOX Deportes at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT in the first boxing event at the newly-renovated NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The break that Figueroa took saw him embracing his Weslaco, Texas home, which sits right on the border to Mexico. It was a reset  hat had been coming for a fighter who fought in both Mexico and the U.S. as an amateur before turning pro after his first semester in college.
“Boxing is a very jealous sport. You do it 100% or you don’t do it at all,” said Figueroa explaining his 18-month break from the ring. “After my last fight I felt that I needed a break – time to be a father, son, brother and friend. I needed the time to heal body, mind and soul. I fought with broken hands, I fought world-class athletes; having fought since I was 6, I wanted to take a break and just be human. So I took a year off to heal from the injuries, be with my family and friends, be a father and just be me.”
It’s a break that Diaz, who Figueroa trained with before three years ago, agrees with. The two made a plan during his break to have the young fighter come from his Weslaco, TX home to California for an extended training period in preparation for his next fight, as well as set up his camp.
“It’s necessary to take time off,” said Diaz. “Sometimes fighters work too hard in training or in the action that they bring to the fights. Omar is the type of fighter that brings a lot of action to his fights and it takes a toll on his body. He’s an all-out fighter so he needs that time off to recuperate and restart himself. This break in his body and mind helped him recover from that strain, to come back and start fresh again. “
Figueroa faces a tough opponent in Robert Guerrero when he steps back in the ring. Not only is Figueroa fighting above his normal weight-class, but he’s also fighting a former Welterweight world champion known to be a tough and cunning opponent.
“Guerrero is one of the toughest challenges for any boxer. He is a tough fighter, he doesn’t back down and he doesn’t quit,” said Figueroa. “You have to go into the fight knowing it’ll go the full 12 rounds and there won’t be any easy part in the fight. But I’m prepared for that, it’s what I’ve been training for and it’s who I am.
“I’m excited and grateful to be the one who opens the Nassau Veterans Coliseum back to boxing and plan to set the standard high, so that when you have fighters there you know they are going be great fights,” added Figueroa.
Team Figueroa will be Figueroa’s father, Omar Figueroa, Sr.; Joel Diaz, Antonio Diaz and Joel Diaz Jr.
Omar Figueroa quotes:
On the Future:
“I don’t plan ahead, I don’t look to next fights. I look at now and think about future fights after it. Make sure I’m healthy.
“I don’t get ahead of myself with boxing. I am a boxer, a former world champion, I love and believe in the power of this sport, but I don’t let it rule my life.”
On changing camp to Indio, CA and working with Joel Diaz:
“January 1 I was back in the boxing mode. Training, running, focusing on diet and getting ready and into camp. The break has given me more focus and the opportunity to change my camp up. I am back training with Joel Diaz in Indio, CA and have been going back to Texas to see my family. My dad will always be my father and a big part of my career, but I felt that when I ended my break, I wanted to change my program and go back to Joel. This is our first fight back and I’m looking forward to it in many ways.”
On training camp:
My health and the time training have been great. I’m getting more and more excited for the fight as I’m getting prepared for it. It’s on my mind.
“I’m older, I’m wiser, I have been through this before and know what not to do and it’s the wisdom that comes with experience.”
Taking time off:
It bought me the tranquility and peace of mind that I’m good, I’m healthy, I’m ready for this, this is what I want and I was missing this. I’ve never been more mentally ready for this fight than now.
Training with his brother, Brandon Figueroa, in Indio:
“It helps me, we push each other. My family is very competitive so it helps to have someone like that training with me. It helps to have Brandon here as well as my cousins; we push each other to the limits.  We live together, we train together, and we make sure we are the best we can be.”
On fighting for the first time in New York and Long Island and his expectations:
“This is my first time fighting in New York, I expect the New York crowd to be ready for a good fight, because that’s what they’ll see from me.
“I want to be known for good shows. It’s what we get paid to do as fighters. I showcase the technical side of boxing and add a lot of entertainment behind how I fight, so that’s what the fans get.”
The role that Mexico, Texas and California play in his career:
“I feel like I get the best of all the worlds. I love Mexico – I go there all the time; I plan to go there after the fight. I love California, it’s taught me a lot, the people, the culture, the boxing here is phenomenal; and obviously Texas is where I grew up and it’s made me who I am.  I love the opportunities that I get and the things I get to do,  who I get to do it with and where I get to do it. “
Joel Diaz:
On Training Camp:
“Training camp has been going great, we’ve had no problems like we have had in previous camps with injuries. His hands are healthy, his weights good, he’s healthy. I think the layoff he took helped him a lot, he wants to get back in it and you can tell he’s motivated,” said Diaz. “It’s a great camp, great atmosphere, he’s looking great. that’s what matters.”
What he’s focusing on:
“Omar Figueroa is a fighter. He’s never going to change. My job is not to change it but make it better. He has a unique style that shows to everyone he’s very effective and it’s my job to get him in the right condition so he gets hit less because he’s a risk taker. You wont see much change on the style, you’ll see the same action Omar that people want to see from him.”
On training both brothers:
“They push each other; Omar being the oldest really pushes his brother. They train in two different weight classes and it’s good that they see the work they do amongst each other. They push each other in conditioning and in the ring. It’s good having them together.”
On his role as trainer:
“I’m in this sport for the fighters, my pride, my work. I take a lot of pride in what I do and I am not trying to fight for a trophy nor am I in it for myself. I’m in it for my fighters. This is work and I’m here to take full responsibility of the fighters in my program. I’m here to make my fighters champions in life not just the ring.
“It took me years of hard work and effort, and now that I’m here I have to work harder, keep my same values and work to stay there.”
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UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK LOS ANGELES MEDIA DAY

Jun 26, 2017 0

UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK
LOS ANGELES MEDIA DAY

Thursday, June 29 – Los Angeles, Calif.

Las Vegas – UFC® International Fight Week is right around the corner. Fans and athletes will invade Las Vegas to take in two live events, THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: REDMPTION FINALE and UFC® 213: NUNES vs SHEVCHENKO 2, athlete meet and greets, autograph signings and more.

In advance of the biggest week of the year, the stars of the two events will be available to media in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 29 at JW Marriott at LA Live.

WHO:
Amanda Nunes – UFC bantamweight champion
Valentina Shevchenko – No. 1 UFC bantamweight
Yoel Romero – No. 1 UFC middleweight
Robert Whittaker – No. 3 UFC middleweight
Fabricio Werdum – No. 1 UFC heavyweight
Alistair Overeem – No. 3 UFC heavyweight
Travis Browne – No. 9 UFC heavyweight
Michael Johnson – No. 6 UFC lightweight
Justin Gaethje – UFC lightweight

WHAT: UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK ULTIMATE MEDIA DAY

WHEN:
Thursday, June 29 at 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. PT

12 p.m. – Media check-in & lunch
1 p.m. – UFC 213 and TUF Finale athletes available
2 p.m. – Athlete square-offs

WHERE:
JW MARRIOTT at LA LIVE

Diamond Ballroom 3
900 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90015

About UFC®
UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. Acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment and fashion leader, WME | IMG, together with strategic partners Silver Lake Partners and KKR, UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas with a network of employees around the world. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe, while programming is broadcast in over 163 countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 35 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, a digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.

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Devin Heany hizo guanteo con Flody para la pelea del Sabado

Jun 20, 2017 0

Devin Heany hizo guanteo con Flody para  la pelea del Sabado

WFC 73: Boxeo en vivo este sábado 24 de junio en Agua Caliente Casino

El boxeo profesional regresa al Agua Caliente Casino de Rancho Mirage, California este

Sábado 24 de junio con la edición número 73 de “World Fighting Championship” (WFC) en una función encabezada con el joven prospecto Devin Haney, varios de los más talentosos boxeadores del desierto del Sur de California y en peleas amateurs Devon de la Hoya, hijo del gran campeón Oscar de la Hoya y Joel Díaz jr, hijo del reconocido entrenador Joel Díaz.

Haney (15-0, 10 KOs) de Las Vegas se enfrentará a Angel Aispuro (8-5-2, 5 KOs) de Sinaloa en un combate pactado a ocho giros en peso ligero. Haney de 18 años de edad, quien es uno de los prospectos más cotizados del boxeo mundial, buscará su quito triunfo del año.

También estará en acción el prospecto local Javier Padilla (2-0, 2 KO’s) de Rancho Mirage quien es entrenado y manejado por Joel Díaz y el popular boxeador Dominic Serna Jr. (1-0, 1 KO), quien es manejado por el dos veces campeón mundial Tim Bradley.

Padilla estará en acción en una pelea pactada a cuatro rounds en peso pluma, Serna Jr. se enfrentará a José Fabián Naranjo (3-6-1) en un duelo pactado a cuatro giros en peso pluma, mientras que Edgar Martínez otro pupilo de Tim Bradley estará en acción contra Mario Aguirre en un combate pactado a cuatro giros en peso ligero.

“Dominic y Edgar son dos jóvenes muy trabajadores y talentosos que siempre están listos para darle espectáculo a la afición y espero un gran respaldo de la afición local”, dijo Bradley.

La WFC ha presentado 72 funciones de boxeo y Artes Marciales (MMA) a lo largo y ancho de Estados Unidos en los últimos cuatro años, pero este será su primero en California. Sus funciones les brinda oportunidades de destacar su talento de jóvenes locales ante su propia gente.

Las puertas se abrirán a las 6:00 de la tarde y la primera pelea será a las 7:00 de la noche.

Los boletos tienen un precio de $100, $60 (Orquestra), $40 (‘Loge’) y $25 (Admisión General) en el Mezzanine y Balcón y pueden ser adquiridos en: www.hotwatercasino.com/wfc-boxing.

World Fighting Championships™ presenta lo mejor del talento local y promueven eventos lleno de energía con mujeres hermosas y boxeo explosivo a lo largo de la noche. World Fighting Championships™ se dedica a darle a los mejores atletas en el deporte un lugar en donde demostrar su talento. Venga a vivir la acción en vivo en una de las mejores sedes en el sur de california

Credito de foto: WFC

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BOLETOS PARA CANELO ÁLVAREZ VS. GENNADY ‘GGG’ GOLOVKIN SALDRÁN A LA VENTA EL JUEVES 22 DE JUNIO

Jun 20, 2017 0
BOLETOS PARA CANELO ÁLVAREZ VS. GENNADY ‘GGG’ GOLOVKIN
SALDRÁN A LA VENTA EL JUEVES 22 DE JUNIO
 
‘SUPREMACÍA: CANELO VS. GOLOVKIN’ LISTA PARA EL 16 DE SEPTIEMBRE EN LA T-MOBILE ARENA EN LAS VEGAS
TRANSMITIDA EN VIVO POR HBO PAY PER VIEW®

¡Boletos a la venta jueves 22 de junio a las 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET!
 
LOS ÁNGELES, California 20 de junio de 2017. – Los boletos para el enfrentamiento del 16 de septiembre por la supremacía entre Canelo Álvarez (49-1-1, 34 nocáuts) campeón mundial mediano lineal y Ring Magazine, y Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 nocáuts), monarca mundial mediano FIB/AMB/CMB/IBO, que los aficionados han estado reclamando, saldrán a la venta jueves, 22 de junio a las 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET. Seguro que será la pelea más competitiva del boxeo rentado en este 2017, el mega evento cuenta con dos de los peleadores más populares y poderosos de la división de peso mediano disputándose la supremacía la gloria.
 
            Los boletos para Canelo vs. Golovkin tienen un precio de $5000, $2500, $2000, $1500, $800, $700, $500, y $300 dólares, no incluyen cargos de servicio e impuestos aplicables y con un límite total de entradas de 10 por persona (un límite de 10 por persona en los precios de $5000, $2500, $2000, $1500, $800, $700 dólares y un límite de dos [2] por persona en los precios de $500 y $300 dólares).Para comprarlos por teléfono con una tarjeta de crédito llamar al 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849). Los boletos también estarán disponibles para su compra en www.t-mobilearena.com o www.axs.com.
 
Canelo vs. Golovkin es un combate a 12 rounds por el Campeonato mundial mediano presentado por Golden Boy Promotions y GGG Promotions y patrocinado por Tecate, BORN BOLD, Hennessy, Never Stop, Never Settle y O’Reilly’s Auto Parts. El evento se realizará el sábado 16 de septiembre en la flamante T-Mobile Arena y será producido y distribuido en vivo por HBO Pay Per View®.
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Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia New York Press Conference

Jun 19, 2017 0

Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia New York Press Conference

Quotes & Photos

(Photo Credit: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME)

 

Blockbuster Match-Up Presented by Premier Boxing Champions Saturday, July 29 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn & Live on SHOWTIME

 Photos from Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

 Photos from Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

BROOKLYN (June 19, 2017) – Four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and three-division world champion Mikey Garcia went face-to-face for the first time Monday before they battle in one of the premier matchups of the summer that headlines SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Saturday, July 29 live on SHOWTIME. Broner vs. Garcia is presented by Premier Boxing Champions at Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®.

 

Tickets to the event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, are priced at $950, $750, $350, $300, $250, $150, $75, and $50 (not including applicable fees), are on sale now, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.

 

The fighters spoke to media at Dream Hotel Downtown in Manhattan to discuss their 140-pound clash that will headline an exciting night of action later this summer.

 

Here is what the participants had to say Monday:

 

ADRIEN BRONER

 

“I want to thank everyone who showed up today. I’ve been in some crazy situations and I’m blessed to be here. To get a fight like this is huge. Boxing is going back to the old days where the best fight the best. Mikey is definitely one of the best out there today.

 

“This can take our careers to the next level. I’m taking this seriously. I’ve been training in Colorado Springs. The weight will not be a problem. This gives me a reason to make 140. I’m not paying a man to put hands on me.

 

“I’m training hard and I think this will be one of the best performances of my career. This will take me to the superstar level where I need to be. I heard Mikey is a big favorite – they aren’t giving me much of a chance. I hope no one puts their house against me on this fight, because it won’t work out well for you.

 

“This fight will definitely bring the best out of me, because Mikey isn’t a sloppy fighter, he isn’t an awkward fighter. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a Mexican, but he boxes like an African American. We’re going to have a nice fight and I can’t wait to put on a show.

 

“When you’ve got two athletic fighters that have skills, it can only bring the best out of each other. And the cream always comes to the top.

 

“I’m more focused this training camp. There are so many distractions in Cincinnati or D.C. There is nothing to do in Colorado but look at the mountains and box.

 

“It’s going to be a great fight. Robert Garcia is a great trainer for his little brother. We’re both undefeated at 140-pounds and under. Something has to break. I want everyone to tune in on July 29. You will see a real serious Adrien Broner in the ring. It might get ugly for Mikey on July 29.”

 

MIKEY GARCIA

 

“I’m very thankful for this opportunity. I can’t stress the importance of this fight enough. It’s the biggest fight that I could have. There are other names that are out there, but nothing made more sense than facing Adrien Broner.

 

“Adrien has accomplished a lot and when he’s at his best, he’s really great. That’s what I expect on July 29. I see that he’s taking this seriously by moving camp to Colorado. I expect him to bring the best out of me and give the fans the best fight possible.

 

“The fans here in New York have always treated me well and it’s a fan base that just really loves boxing. The fans are what make me a world champion. I owe it to them to perform to the best of my abilities. I’m going to come ready on July 29 so that this fight is remembered as one of the best of the year.

 

“I think he is motivated because it’s a big fight, one where he can try to get his career back on track and try to be a superstar like he has been in past big fights. He didn’t perform so well in his past fight against [Adrian] Granados and this is an opportunity for him to jump back and be a superstar again. And I think that’s what’s motivating him for this fight.

 

“The weight makes sense to me for this type of fight. 135-pounds is probably my best division, but I don’t think this will be much different. I’ll make weight a little more comfortably and still keep my speed and power.

 

“I’ll do whatever it takes to win this fight. I’m more of a boxer-puncher but if I need to press the fight and put pressure on, I’m going to be ready to do that.

 

“I know that we definitely have to be in the best shape possible. I am not going to take this lightly. I am not thinking it’s going to be an easy win for me. I think it’s going to be a tough fight. I believe he’s going to be ready 100% and that’s going to make it a tough fight for me but overall I think I’m the better fighter, better boxer and I’ll have enough tools to bring in the ring with me.

 

“Adrien is going to come to beat me and I’m coming 100 percent to beat him. The fans will be the winner on fight night, but my hand will be raised.”

 

MIKE STAFFORD, Broner’s Trainer

 

“These are two really talented fighters and they’re going to put on a big show. We know Mikey is going to be prepared so we are going to do everything we can to be ready.

 

“Being in Colorado for training is like home for me and Adrien. This is what we’ve done since he was 18-years-old. Expect the same thing as every time before when he comes focused and prepared.

 

“Adrien is going to win and win real big. It’s going to be a tough fight, but we’ll be victorious when that final bell rings.”

 

ROBERT GARCIA, Garcia’s Brother & Trainer

 

“Every time Mikey and I come to New York we get nothing but love. We know Adrien is very talented and that’s why Mikey said yes to this fight. It took less than 30 seconds for him to agree.

 

“Mikey wants nothing else but big fights and we have one here. Expect a hell of a fight on July 29. I know we’re both going to be in great shape on fight night.”

 

LOU DIBELLA, President of DiBella Entertainment

 

“I love this fight. This is why we do this job. We want to make sensational fights like this for the fans to enjoy.

 

“Adrien Broner has spent a lot of time at the top of the sport while Mikey Garcia has made his way back to that top tier emphatically since returning last year.

 

“Mikey has insane amounts of talent. He’s a tremendous ambassador for the sport and he can do everything in the ring.

 

“Adrien Broner is a star. He’s ‘The Problem’ and sometimes he’s his own biggest problem. He’s an entertainer. People hate him but they pay to see him. He gets a lot of love and he gets a lot of hate. That’s worked for a lot of guys in this sport over the years. People care about him.”

 

STEPHEN ESPINOZA, Executive VP & GM, SHOWTIME Sports

 

“The bar has been set so high when you look at this year in boxing. It’s a high bar to get a main event at Barclays Center. The standard is very high and this fight certainly satisfies it. Two of boxing’s brightest young stars, both under 30 years old matching up against each other.

 

“This is the 19th live boxing event on SHOWTIME this year. Three world title unification, three world title rematches and six times where a top five fighter has fought another top five fighter in the division. We’re proud to bring you these two fighters on SHOWTIME. I give the fighters all the credit in the world for taking this fight. These guys are ready for big fights and they are proving it.”

 

BRETT YORMARK, CEO, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment

 

“On July 29, Barclays Center will host its fourth major card of 2017. There is a great heritage of boxing in New York and I’m proud that Barclays Center is the number one boxing venue in the country. It has become a destination for the sport’s best talent, with Adrien and Mikey being two prime examples of that.

 

“I’m looking forward to one of the year’s most talked about fights. Adrien won a world title at Barclays Center and Mikey made his comeback there just last year. July 29 will be a special night not just for Brooklyn boxing, but for all boxing fans.

 

“Fights fans everywhere have already circled July 29 on their calendars and I look forward to seeing everyone next month.”

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Sergey Kovalev TKO’d by Low Blows

Jun 19, 2017 0
Sergey Kovalev TKO’d by Low Blows 
Andre “S.O.G.” Ward vs. Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev 2: Official Results
Ward and Kovalev Exchange Blows
Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events
Chapter two of Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev vs. Andre “S.O.G.” Ward drama ended in another controversial loss for Kovalev. The referee waived off Kovalev after he struggled to recover from several consecutive low blows from Ward that the official failed to call. Sergey remained on his feet throughout the exchange but nevertheless the referee called a halt to the action at 2:29 of the eighth round.
The first round began with both fighters feeling each other out. Kovalev landed several hard shots and Ward continued to hold and attempt to work the inside. Ward landed a low blow in the second and received a warning from the referee. Kovalev, however, quickly recovered with a slew of combinations. The next several rounds were so close scorecards varied widely. After several low blows that the referee failed to call against Ward the fight was stopped.
Kovalev Suffers Low Blow
Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events
A frustrated Kovalev was brief in his remarks saying only, “He hit with four low blows. The ref didn’t call them. I felt I could have continued. This is bullshit.”
Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (18-0, 12 KOs) remains undefeated as he knocked Moises “Chucky” Flores (25-1, 17 KOs) flat on the canvas at 2:59 of round one. Many believed the blow was late but the punch was declared legal and Rigondeaux was declared the winner and retains his WBA Super World super bantamweight title.
“The Mexican was a brave kid,” said Rigondeaux. “I commend him for getting in the ring with me. He has more guts than a lot of these other guys. We both threw combinations at the same time at the end of the first round. But mine was quicker and more accurate. It was only a matter of time. I fight to give the best performance to the public and all the fans. I am making everyone disappear at 122. I am always available. Tell me who is next. I want all of them, and will take them out one by one. I hope the whole world sees what it is like to get in the ring with me. I am tired of the press and everyone saying I am boring. You see what happens when someone brings the fight to me.”
Flores, who believed the punch was after the bell replied, “It’s not fair. It’s clear that the bell rang. He didn’t throw a punch the whole round. I was winning the round and he waited for after the bell to throw punch when I dropped my hands down.”
Dmitry Bivol and Cedric Agnew
Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events
WBA Interim Light Heavyweight Champion Dmitry Bivol from Russia remains undefeated as he made quick work of Cedric “L.O.W.” Agnew. Despite being only 26 years old Bivol demonstrated why he is quickly making a name for himself in the red-hot light heavyweight division. From the first bell, Bivol torpedoed Agnew with a nasty set of combinations in the corner and sent the veteran into a head first knockdown. Agnew quickly recovered and the round continued but so did Bivol’s come-forward attack. The next two rounds were offensive clinics for Bivol as he continued to dominate Agnew. At 1:27 of the fourth round the referee had seen enough and declared Bivol the winner by TKO.

“I’m very glad the fight went this way,” said Biovl. “I found my ways that I practiced and I used them and you saw the results. I didn’t think he was going to work more as right-handed, as orthodox, but I was ready for everything so the fight ran smooth for me. I tried to open him up but for some reason, he didn’t want to go. He was close, he was very defensive and going back. But anyways I won the fight!”

Arias and Magomedov
Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events
The HBO Pay Per View telecast kicked off with an exciting middleweight on-sided contest between Russian Arif “The Predator” Magomedov (18-2, 11 KOs) and Luis “Cuba” Arias (18-0, 9 KOs). Magomedov could not handle the vicious attack from Arias and the contest was called to a halt at 1:16 of the fifth round.
Humbled by his second career loss Arif simply said, “There’s really not a lot I can say about this. He caught me with a really good shot and I couldn’t do anything about it.”
Arias replied with, “Finally! Your just heard my name. Top 10 all around. Easy work.”
Hungary’s Zoltan Sera could not survive the first round against Junior “The Young God” Younan. The referee stopped the contest at 1:39 of round one. After the fight Younan said, “I wanted to come out and make a statement and I did just that! I knew I could get it done in one round. I did all I could. I worked my ass off! The love that I have gotten since I arrived in Las Vegas has been tremendous. Thank you! And thank you to my promoter, Roc Nation Sports, for getting me to the greatest stage in boxing!”
Vaughn Alexander Prepares Another Vicious Attack on Fabiano Pena
Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events
Middleweights Vaughn “The Animal” Alexander (10-0, 7 KOs) of St. Louis, Missouri and Fabiano Pena (16-8-1, 13 KOs) of Chiapas, Mexico were scheduled to face each other is an eight-round bout. However, the fight was stopped at the end of the fourth round due to a rib injury Alexander inflicted on Pena granting Vaughn another TKO victory.
After the contest Vaughn said, “It was a good a good fight for me, another good win. another step to get me closer to where I want to be, amongst the top middleweights. You know soon maybe next year sometime I can be considered for a World title. I just went in there and worked on my defense, what me and my brother been working on in the gym, throwing more combinations and just taking my time.”
The first bout of the free-view ended early with a second round TKO for Tramaine Williams (11-0, 4 KOs) of New Haven, Connecticut at 1:44 against Christopher Martin (30-9-3, 10 KOs) of San Diego, California.
When asked about the stoppage, Williams said, “He was going to take a beating if they let it go for all eight rounds. He has a family he has to get back to. It’s a good thing the ref stopped the fight. If there were 10 more seconds in the first round I would have had him. It would have been over! I’m pretty happy with my performance but I am always going to work to be better. Thank you to everyone for tuning in. I hope to be back in the ring next month. In the meantime, I plan on staying in shape and ready to fight. Thank you to Roc Nation Sports for the opportunity to be on this great card.”
The referee had to stop the third fight of the evening between John Bauza (7-0, 4 KOs) of North Bergen, New Jersey and Brando “Bam” Sanudo (5-5, 2 KOs) of San Felipe, Mexico at 1:14 of the second round. Bauza dropped Sanudo in the first round as well shortly before the bell and Sanudo was able to finish the round.
According to Bauza, “That knock down felt great! It was an easy win because I worked hard. I felt strong in the first round. Thanks to all my followers and supporters. I will keep up great work. Whatever my promoters tell me next, will be next.”
Bahkram Murtazaliev Knocks Down Alex Sandro Duarte
Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events
Middleweight Bakhram Murtazaliev (9-0, 7 KOs) made quick work of Alex Sandro Duarte (6-1, 4 KOs) stopping him after at 1:33 of the first round. Murtazaliev dropped Duarte once before the stoppage and the Brazilian quickly recovered but shortly after the referee resumed the action the contest was over.
Murtazaliev had this to say after the fight, “I’m very happy. The fight went so quickly that I didn’t have time to even think about how I felt. I didn’t intend to knock him out, it just happened.”
This was the first career knockout suffered by Duarte who  took the fight on short notice after the original opponent Gerald Sherrell had to drop out last week. He added, “He was taller and stronger than me. I was fighting in a weight class that was above my normal weight class. I am disappointed.”
Steele and Gogokhia
Jonathan Steele and Eriko Gogokhia
Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events

In the first bout of the evening Georgian Enriko Gogokhia (5-0, 2 KOs) faced Dallas native Jonathan Steele (7-1, 5 KOs) in a six-round welterweight match-up. In an exciting back-and-forth battle, both fighters landed some tough shots. This exciting battle went the distance and the judges scored the bout 59-55, 59-55, 60-54 all in favor of Enriko Gogokhia who remains undefeated.

After the fight Gogokhia said, “I thought it was a good fight. I really wanted to knock him out but I also wanted to play with him and make him go a little harder. He was just the fighter I thought he would be and I was prepared for him. I am happy with my performance.”
This was the first professional loss for Steele who responded, “Hopefully I will get back in there, I want revenge  so hopefully I will be looking forward to a rematch. It was a great fight. I really enjoyed my first time in Vegas, it’s a beautiful thing. It was a very humbling experience. I will go harder in the gym and I’ll come back out here and continue on my path to become the world champion.”
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FIDEL MALDONADO, JR. TAKES HOME BIG TEXAS VICTORY WITH NEW WBC FECARBOX SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP IN SPLIT DECISION OVER PABLO CESAR CANO

Jun 19, 2017 0
FIDEL MALDONADO, JR.  TAKES HOME BIG TEXAS VICTORY WITH NEW WBC FECARBOX SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP IN SPLIT DECISION OVER PABLO CESAR CANO AT TOSTITOS CHAMPIONSHIP PLAZA AT THE STAR
 
JOSHUA FRANCO SUCCESSFULLY CLAIMS VACANT WBC YOUTH SILVER SUPER FLYWEIGHT TITLE IN UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY OVER OSCAR MOJICA
(L-R: Pablo “El Demoledor” Cesar Cano and Fidel “The Atrisco” Kid Maldonado battle in their 10-round main event for the vacant WBC Fecarbox Super Lightweight Championship on Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN)
Photo Credit: Mario Rojas – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions – Please note: All photos are one time editorial use only!
 
Frisco, TX (June 18, 2017)–The Texas fans were treated to a big night of knockouts and rising star talents on Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN, following a hard-fought main event between WBC Fecarbox Super Lightweight Champion Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado (24-3-1, 19 KOs) and Pablo “El Demoledor” Cesar Cano (30-6-1, 21 KOs).
Dallas Cowboys Owner, President and General Manager Jerry Jones was in attendance at Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star for Cano vs. Maldonado, along with Dallas Cowboys Footballers, including defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford, linebacker Anthony Hitchens, defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, wide receiver Lucky Whitehead, linebacker Damien Wilson and former Denver Broncos wide receiver Rod Smith.
Throughout the highly competitive main event, the two evenly matched fighters scrapped with one another-each fighting to obtain the upper hand in their 10-round battle. In the final moments of the fourth round, Cano successfully knocked down Maldonado with his severe power punching authority. However, the southpaw standout quickly rebounded to outbox Cano and take control of the fight. While the rounds were close, the judges scored the fight 97-92, 96-93, 97-92 awarding “The Atrisco Kid” a split decision victory for the vacant WBC Fecarbox Super Lightweight title.
“Winning was not about the belt. It means a lot to have beat Cano, who has fought legends “Sugar” Shane Mosley and Erik “El Terrible” Morales,” said Maldonado. “This victory feels great, and although I don’t agree with the split decision, I am very happy with the outcome. Cano was as tough as I expected him to be-but I feel like I hurt with my body shots, because that is what made the difference.”
In the TV co-main event, Joshua “The Professor” Franco (11-0, 6 KOs) of San Antonio decisioned local Dallas fighter Oscar Mojica (10-3, 1 KO) to successfully claim the vacant WBC Youth Silver Super Flyweight title in a bout lasting all eight rounds. “The Professor” began the fight dishing out a lesson to Mojica by knocking him down in the first round. Throughout the remainder of the fight, Franco continued to pressure his opponent–eventually winning the unanimous decision victory.
“I feel very blessed to be here and have won this title,” said Franco. “I thought I was going to catch my opponent in the second round after I dropped him in the first, but he held on and was tough.”
Keeping his perfect knockout streak intact, the highly skilled Vergil Ortiz, Jr., (6-0, 6 KOs) of Dallas unleashed his signature crushing blows to stop opponent Ricardo “Maniac” Fernandez (3-5-5) in the first round by way of technical knockout in the super lightweight TV opener.
“The victory feels great. My fan base here in Texas is really big, and I can tell the fans love when I fight here,” said Ortiz, Jr. “My opponent was tricky to figure out at first, but I went in composed and was able to clearly see what I needed to do to win.”
Rising prospect Alex Rincon (2-0, 2 KOs) from Dallas unloaded shot after shot to Austin local Zachary Briones (1-4), resulting in the referee ruling a technical knockout stoppage at 2:13 of the first round in this middleweight match scheduled for four rounds.
Still unbeaten Hector “El Finito” Tanajara, Jr. (10-0, 4 KOs) from San Antonio emerged the victor over Reynosa, Mexico’s Eduardo Reyes (7-10, 5 KOs) in a lightweight bout lasting all six rounds. From the start of the fight, Tanajara had Reyes down, and continued to fight his way to a majority decision victory scored 59-55 twice and 57-57.
Opening up the Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN coverage, Javier Martinez (2-0, 2 KOs) of Dallas went straight to work in this scheduled four round super lightweight fight, scoring a sensational knockout over San Diego fighter Daniel Gutierrez (2-6, 2 KOs) at 2:09 in round one by way of a left hook.
Maintaining undefeated record, Travell “Black Magic” Mazion (12-0, 11 KOs) of Austin, TX went the distance for the first time in his professional career, capturing a unanimous decision victory over Ciudad Juarez, Mexico fighter Even Torres (6-4, 5 KOs) in this six round middleweight fight.
 
Kicking off the Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN fight night, local Fort Worth fighter David Fabela (1-0, 1 KO) made a spectacular professional debut with an explosive fourth round technical knocko
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CANELO VS. GOLOVKIN: LA BATALLA POR LA SUPREMACÍA’

Jun 17, 2017 0
CANELO VS. GOLOVKIN: LA BATALLA POR LA SUPREMACÍA’
NUEVO CORTOMETRAJE QUE DOCUMENTARÁ LAS TRES ERAS DE ORO DEL BOXEO, DEBUTARÁ COMO PARTE DE LA GIRA DE PRENSA INTERNACIONAL DE LA PRÓXIMA SEMANA DE CARA A ‘CANELO VS. GOLOVKIN: LA BATALLA POR LA SUPREMACÍA’
 
‘I AM BOXING’ PROTAGONIZADO POR ICE CUBE, EL RECONOCIDO MUNDIALMENTE ACTOR Y MÚSICO, PRESENTA 75 AÑOS DEL MEJOR CONTRA EL MEJOR CULMINANDO EL 16 DE SEPTIEMBRE ENTRE DOS DE LOS MÁS DESTACADOS PELEADORES EN EL MUNDO
 
LA GIRA DE PRENSA INCLUYE PARADAS EN LA CIUDAD DE NUEVA YORK Y LOS ÁNGELES

 

 

LOS ÁNGELES, California 15 de junio de 2017. – Un cortometraje especial llamado “I Am Boxing” narrado por Ice Cube y el legendario promotor Don Chargin, se estrenará en Nueva York y Los Ángeles la próxima semana como parte de la gira de prensa internacional de tres ciudades para la súper pelea del 16 de septiembre entre Canelo Álvarez (49-1-1, 34 nocáuts), campeón mundial lineal mediano y Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 nocáuts), monarca mundial mediano FIB/AMB/CMB, Canelo vs. Golovkin, el duelo a 12 asaltos por la supremacía y el Campeonato mundial de peso mediano, se efectuara en la T-Mobile Arena de Las Vegas, Nevada durante el festivo fin de semana del Día de la Independencia de México, y será producido y distribuido en vivo por HBO Pay Per View®

La película se centra en las tres edades de oro del boxeo, comenzando con los tremendos seis enfrentamientos entre Sugar Ray Robinson y Jake “The Bronx Bull” LaMotta, y se mueve en la legendaria serie de nueve peleas entre los “Cuatro Reyes” de Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas “Hitman” Hearns y Roberto “Mano de Piedra” Duran, concluyendo con una vista previa de la mejor pelea en el boxeo entre los principales gladiadores de peso mediano Canelo y GGG. 
          La película, llena de estrellas y alfombra roja, destacará la Gira de Prensa por dos ciudades que tendrá paradas en Nueva York el 20 de junio y Los Ángeles el 22 de junio.
 
**NOTA: Se enviarán Alertas individuales con más detalles para cada ciudad.
 
Martes 20 de Junio – Nueva York, Nueva York
Lugar: The Theater at Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza, Nueva York, NY 10001
Alfombra Roja ubicada en la entrada del sur VIP en la calle 31 entre la 7 y 8
Llegada de la prensa: 4:30 p.m. ET
Se abre la Alfombra Roja: 5:00 p.m. ET
Llegada de los aficionados: 7:30 p.m. ET
Inicia el Evento: 8:00 p.m. ET
 
Jueves 22 de Junio – Los Ángeles, California
Lugar: AVALON Hollywood
1735 Calle Vine., Los Ángeles, CA
Llegada de prensa y aficionados: 4:30 p.m. PT
Se abre la Alfombra Roja: 5:00 p.m. PT
Inicia el Evento: 8:00 p.m. PT
 
Canelo vs. Golovkin es un combate a 12 rounds por el Campeonato mundial mediano presentado por Golden Boy Promotions y GGG Promotions y patrocinado por Tecate, BORN BOLD, Hennessy, Never Stop, Never Settle y O’Reilly’s Auto Parts. El evento se realizará el sábado16 de septiembre en la flamante T-Mobile Arena y será producido y distribuido en vivo por HBO Pay Per View®.
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