MANNY PACQUIAO RETURNS TO THE U.S. TO DEFEND HIS WBA WELTERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE AGAINST ADRIEN BRONER

Nov 19, 2018

MANNY PACQUIAO RETURNS TO THE U.S. TO DEFEND

HIS WBA WELTERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE

AGAINST ADRIEN BRONER

 

Saturday, January 19 From MGM Grand Garden Arena

Live On SHOWTIME PPV® Presented

By Premier Boxing Champions

 

Tickets Go On Sale Saturday, November 24

 

NEW YORK – November 19, 2018 – Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion, will end his two-year hiatus from a U.S. boxing ring when he returns to Las Vegas to defend his World Boxing Association welterweight world title against former four-division world champion and must-see attraction Adrien “The Problem” Broner. The Pacquiao vs. Broner world championship event will take place Saturday, Jan. 19 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Pacquiao vs. Broner and its co-main event fights will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV and presented by Premier Boxing Champions beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

 

Pacquaio is coming off a vintage performance in July where he stopped Argentine slugger and world champion Lucas Matthysse inside seven rounds. Now, Pacquiao returns to the U.S. in his remarkable fourth reign as welterweight world champion. Broner, one of the most talented fighters in boxing, is aiming for his second stint as 147-pound champion. If victorious, Broner also will add a career-defining win against a future Hall of Famer to his already stellar resume.

 

“I have missed fighting in Las Vegas. It has been a second home to me,” said Pacquiao. “Returning to the MGM Grand Garden Arena to defend my world title against Adrien Broner is an exciting way to stage my homecoming. Adrien is a tough opponent with an accomplished record. But if I have learned one thing while serving in the Philippine Congress and Senate, it is problem solving.”

 

Broner said, “I have paid my dues in this sport, and now it’s time for me to get mines. I get more views than everybody when I fight. A lot of people are going to see me pack off Pacquiao into retirement, and without his belt.”

 

Promoted by MP Promotions, Mayweather Promotions and TGB Promotions in association with About Billions Promotions, tickets to the Pacquiao vs. Broner welterweight world championship event go on sale Saturday, November 24. Tickets are priced at $1,500, $1,000, $750, $500, $300, $200, $100, not including applicable service charges, and can be purchased online through AXS.com, charge by phone at 866-740-7711 or in person at any MGM Resorts International box office.

 

“Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner are two of the most gifted athletes in boxing today,” said Stephen Espinoza, President, Sports and Event Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. “Both men throw punches with eye-opening speed and carry significant power in both hands. These attributes have made them two of the biggest draws in the sport. Pacquiao is a proven pay-per-view attraction, while Broner has consistently delivered many of the highest-rated boxing events on television. This matchup promises explosive action from bell to bell.”

 

“MP Promotions is very excited about launching its new relationship with the PBC by presenting Senator Manny’s return to Las Vegas in the first defense of his WBA welterweight world title,” said MP Promotions head Joe Ramos. “Manny has a rich boxing history at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and he will train hard to keep that title when he battles Adrien Broner on January 19. This will be another opportunity for Manny to add another highlight to his spectacular career and entertain his millions of fans. But more importantly, to prove to the world that he still belongs in the pound-for-pound discussion. It’s going to be a great night for the sport.”

 

“Mayweather Promotions is looking forward to working with our co-promoters and SHOWTIME to bring this spectacle between Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner to the fans at the top of the year,” said Leonard Ellerbe of Mayweather Promotions. “This is going to be one of the biggest fights of 2019 with Broner looking to defy the odds and shut everyone up when he steps in the ring on fight night. Pacquiao has faced everyone top fighter in this era and is looking to add another signature win to cap off his historic career.”

 

“This is an intriguing matchup between two highly skilled boxers who provide entertainment every time they step in the ring,” said Tom Brown of TGB Promotions. “Manny Pacquiao is an iconic future Hall of Famer with a resume that includes a Who’s Who of some of the greatest boxers of this generation. Adrien Broner has become must-see TV in winning world titles in four different divisions, and a victory over Pacquiao will move him back into the championship ranks and add luster to an already sterling career.”

 

Richard Sturm, President of Las Vegas Live Entertainment and Sports for MGM Resorts International, said, “We are excited to host this championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena which will kick off another great year of entertainment programming for MGM Resorts. This will be a terrific matchup between two great champions and we look forward to welcoming both of them back to the MGM Grand and Las Vegas.”

 

A three-time Fighter of the Year and the Boxing Writers Association of America’s reigning Fighter of the Decade, Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs), who hails from Sarangani Province in the Philippines, is the only sitting Congressman and Senator to win a world title. After serving two terms as Congressman, Pacquiao was elected to a Philippine Senate seat in May 2016, capturing over 16 million votes nationally. Pacquiao’s boxing resume features victories over at least seven current and future Hall of Famers, including Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley, and Juan Manuel Marquez. In his last fight, with Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duerte and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad in attendance (the first time two heads of state attended a championship boxing event), Pacquaio, 39, regained the welterweight title for a fourth time with a vintage performance on July 15 at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, by knocking out defending WBA champion Lucas Matthyssee in the seventh round.

 

Pacquiao recently had the high honor of speaking to the Oxford Union and the Cambridge Union on the campuses of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, respectively, on consecutive days, another historic first in a career of historic firsts for the international sports icon. Pacquiao’s speeches about his life attracted standing room only crowds and huge ovations.

 

Cincinnati’s Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) is a former four-division world title holder and one of boxing’s most popular and colorful personalities. The brash and outspoken 29-year-old has faced some of boxing’s best en route to winning titles at 130, 135, 140 and 147 pounds, including Mikey Garcia, Paulie Malignaggi and Shawn Porter. Broner, who will face his 10th world champion in Pacquiao, scored a draw in his last fight in April on SHOWTIME against former two-division world champion Jessie Vargas.

 

About Showtime Networks Inc.

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About Premier Boxing Champions

The Premier Boxing Champions series was created and is produced by Haymon Sports, LLC. It features the most accomplished and decorated array of international professional boxing talent across the most popular weight divisions.

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OSCAR DE LA HOYA FOUNDATION HOSTS 22nd ANNUAL TURKEY GIVEAWAY

Nov 19, 2018
OSCAR DE LA HOYA FOUNDATION HOSTS 22nd ANNUAL 
TURKEY GIVEAWAY 
(L-R: Tito Ortiz, Eric Gomez and Chuck Liddell pose for the media at today’s 
Oscar De La Hoya Foundation Turkey Giveaway on Nov. 17 in Los Angeles)
 
Photo Credit: Gene Blevins – HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions
Video Credit: Constantino Garcia/FightHubTV
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 17, 2018): The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation hosted its 21st
Annual Turkey Giveaway today at Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School to lend a helping hand to East Los Angeles families as they celebrate Thanksgiving this year. The Foundation served turkeys to hundreds of families today and distributed additional turkeys to local organizations, churches and Green Dot Public Schools.
MMA Legends Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, along with President of Golden Boy Promotions Eric Gomez, were all on site to help distribute food to the families in attendance.
“This is something that is very special for Oscar, who has been doing it for 22 years,” said Eric Gomez, President of Golden Boy Promotions. “This is something that is close to our hearts. We grew up here in East Los Angeles. This is our hometown. There are a lot of people in need in these areas, especially during the holidays, so it’s always nice to give back to the community.”
The event was made possible by Mission Foods, Tampico, 4Earth Farms and Sombra Apparel.
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Hooker detiene a Saucedo en 7, retiene el título jr. welter

Nov 19, 2018

Hooker detiene a Saucedo en 7, retiene el título jr. welter

Maurice Hooker logró defender su título junior peso welter jr de la OMB al apuntarse un nocaut técnico en el 7mo asalto frente a 4,102 fanáticos en la Chesapeake Energy Arena

(Credito de Fotos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)

OKLAHOMA CITY (16 de noviembre del 2018) — El final de cuento de hadas no se concretó. Alex Saucedo, el nativo de Oklahoma City, se quedó corto en su primera oportunidad disputando un título mundial, ya que Maurice Hooker logró defender exitosamente su título junior peso welter junior de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) al apuntarse un nocaut técnico en el séptimo asalto frente a 4,102 fanáticos en la Chesapeake Energy Arena.

“Alex es un gran peleador. Vino a pelear y yo vine a pelear. Fui directo hacia él,” dijo Hooker. “Sabía que las primeras rondas serían difíciles, pero al final sería mi momento para tomar el control.”

Saucedo dijo: “Como siempre dejé en el ring todo lo que tengo. Di lo mejor de mí. Luego de la cortadura no veía nada por el ojo izquierdo y él tomó el control de la pelea. Él es campeón por una razón,” dijo Saucedo. “Ahora voy a descansar, disfrutar de mi familia y volveré más fuerte. Yo seré campeón mundial.”

Saucedo derribó a Hooker con una fuerte mano derecha en el segundo asalto, causando que la sangre brotara de la nariz. Hooker respondió con una ráfaga tardía para terminar el asalto. La pelea entró en un patrón familiar, cuando Saucedo presionaba y Hooker conectó golpes de contraataque.

Finalmente, Hooker se hizo cargo, cuando los cortes sobre el ojo izquierdo de Saucedo se abrieron. Al final, el campeón salió del territorio hostil con su cinturón.

En el combate co-estelar, Egidijus “The Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas logró una victoria digna de hacerlo merecedor de una oportunidad de pelear por un título mundial. Con la victoria, Kavaliuskas envió un mensaje enfático, ya que le quitó el invicto al nicaraguense Roberto Arriaza (17-1, 13 KOs) en tres asaltos para retener el título de la NABF y capturar el título Intercontinental de la OMB.

Kavaliauskas (21-0, 17 KOs) no ocultó que el campeón al que quiere enfrentar es el monarca peso welter de la OMB, Terence “Bud” Crawford, quien estaba sentado en primera fila.

“Quiero pelear con los mejores en la división de peso welter, y el mejor peleador en este momento es Terence Crawford. Estoy listo para esa pelea,” dijo Kavaliauskas.

OTROS RESULTADOS:

• El invicto prospecto de peso semi pesado Trevor McCumby derrotó al mexicano Felipe Romero por decisión unánime.

Tyler Howard se apuntó un sensacional triunfo por nocaut ante Isiah Seldon a los 1:30 del primer asalto.

Albert Bell venció a Carlos Padilla por nocaut técnico al finalizar el sexto asalto.

• El ex campeón dominicano Jonathan Guzmán derrotó a Roberto Castañeda por decisión unánime.

Cletus ‘The Hebrew Hammer’ Seldin logró un rápido nocaut a los 36 segundos del primer asalto ante Nelson Lara.

Paul Kroll logró su segundo triunfo y  profesional al despachar a Antonio Watell a los 13 segundos del segundo asalto.

• El invicto prospecto de OKC Aaron Morales venció a Francisco Lapizco por decisión unánime.

Rasheen Brown logró un triunfo por decisión mayoritaria ante Sebastian Baltazar.

• En su debut profesional, John Rincón noqueó a Emmanuel Williams alos 1:24 del primer round.

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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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DEONTAY WILDER VS TYSON FURY

Nov 12, 2018

DEONTAY WILDER OPENS UP ABOUT LONG-AWAITED “LEGACY FIGHT” AGAINST TYSON FURY IN WIDE-RANGING SHOWTIME SPORTS® INTERVIEW

 

“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®

Watch, Share And Embed The Full Interview: https://s.sho.com/2Pn3csg

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.

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UFC EVENT DATES AND LOCATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST QUARTER 2019

Nov 5, 2018

UFC® EVENT DATES AND LOCATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST QUARTER 2019

 

“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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MMA LEGEND TITO ORTIZ TO BE SPECIAL VIP GUEST FOR NOV. 8

Nov 1, 2018
MMA LEGEND TITO ORTIZ TO BE SPECIAL VIP GUEST FOR 
NOV. 8 GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPNAT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO
SUPER WELTERWEIGHT PROSPECT NEECO ‘THE ROOSTER’ MACIAS 
TO FACE JESUS ‘EL RENUENTE’ SOTO KARASS IN MAIN EVENT 
 
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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CANELO ALVAREZ RECIEVES RING MAGAZINE

Oct 19, 2018
CANELO ALVAREZ RECIEVES RING MAGAZINE MIDDLEWEIGHT 
WORLD TITLE AND POUND-FOR-POUND CHAMPIONSHIP BELT AT INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL IN LOS ANGELES
CANELO TO FACE ROCKY FIELDING ON DEC. 15 AT MADISON 
SQUARE GARDEN IN NEW YORK CITY AND STREAMED LIVE ON DAZN
(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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PUMA ANUNCIA RE-APERTURA DE TIENDA

Oct 5, 2018

PUMA ANUNCIA RE-APERTURA DE TIENDA EN LEÓN, DE LA MANO DE SU EMBAJADOR: MAURO BOSELLI

El día de hoy, la marca global deportiva, PUMA, hizo la re-apertura de su tienda en el outlet “Factory Shops” ubicada en León, Guanajuato. La marca alemana abrió esta tienda en abril de 2011, y fue durante este año que se empezaron los trabajos de remodelación.

Puma Store de León cuenta con 391 m2 con una imagen que caracteriza a la marca bajo el concepto de tienda “Forever Faster”. Dentro de ésta, se podrán encontrar productos de la más alta calidad deportiva en todas sus categorías: Teamsport, Performance y Sportstyle.

El encargado de cortar el listón de la tienda fue el embajador de la marca Mauro Boselli, quien llegó al estado de Guanajuato para ser un referente en su Club, y quien se ganó los corazones de los aficionados mexicanos. Además de cortar el listón, Boselli se tomó tiempo para firmar autógrafos a todos los presentes.

Sin duda PUMA es una marca que se reinventa todos los días, y que continúa con su misión de tener los productos más rápidos para los atletas más rápidos.

Para más información  de nuevas colecciones, síguenos en Instagram como @PUMAmexico y @PUMA.

#ForeverFaster
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