DEONTAY WILDER VS. TYSON FURY FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE

Nov 29, 2018

DEONTAY WILDER VS. TYSON FURY FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES & PHOTOS

 

WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder & Lineal Champion Tyson Fury Erupt at Heated Press Conference for Blockbuster Heavyweight Showdown

 

Saturday, December 1 Live on SHOWTIME PPV®from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles

 

Photos from Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

 

LOS ANGELES (November 28, 2018) – Undefeated heavyweight giants Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury erupted in Los Angeles on Wednesday at the final press conference for their WBC Heavyweight World Championship this Saturday, December 1 on SHOWTIME PPV® from STAPLES Center in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

 

The 6-foot-7 Wilder and the 6-foot-9 Fury went back-and-forth with verbal haymakers before nearly coming to blows while posing for photos onstage. The unbeaten heavyweights will meet in just three days in the most significant heavyweight event in the U.S. in more than 15 years.

 

The SHOWTIME PPV begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features unified 154-pound world champion Jarrett Hurd returning to take on Jason Welborn, Cuban heavyweight slugger Luis Ortiz facing-off against Travis Kauffman and rising heavyweight Joe Joyce battling Joe Hanks.

 

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.

 

Here is what the press conference participants had to say Wednesday from Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites Los Angeles:

 

DEONTAY WILDER

 

“This is going to be an amazing event. I’ve been so happy in my camp and in my life. Everything has come together. I’m just so happy to be here fighting at STAPLES Center and ready to bring the stars out for this special fight.

 

“I cannot wait for this fight. The time is coming. Only three days now. Can you feel the energy? The two best heavyweights in the world are right here. This is a moment that I’ve waited for my entire career. This is my time. Tyson Fury had his time.

 

“What I care about is showing people what I’m all about it. I’m showing you each and every time and I’m giving you a knockout.  America has a mighty man in me. America has the baddest man on the planet.

 

“I put in the hard work to make it here. I’ve grinded and worked. There’s no way I’m going to let a man come from another country and take what I’ve been building.

 

“I don’t believe Fury has the confidence to come and beat me. His last opponent hit Fury with any shot he wanted. If he’s going to knock me out, why didn’t he knock out his last opponent? He doesn’t believe he can knock me out. When I say it, I believe it. My numbers don’t lie. I’m going to prove it again.

 

“It’s so beautiful to have two great giants in the ring. Two great guys with great stories. We will determine who is the best. You will get to see who is the best heavyweight in the world. One champion, one face and one name. That is what I’m seeking.

 

“I’m grateful for all the opponents I’ve faced. Every fighter has brought something to the table and made me bigger and bigger. I had to prove myself over and over again. I have to show everyone with my actions.

 

“This means everything to me. There are so many emotions running through my body. I’ve been ready for two weeks. We went through the process of camp so that we stayed sharp, but I’ve been ready. I’m a different breed in this sport.

 

“I’m going to show you domination. I’m going to show you my boxing skill. I’m going to beat him, then knock him out. He’s going to have to back up everything he’s said to promote this fight.”

 

TYSON FURY

 

“It is my anniversary today. It’s been three years since I went to Germany and beat Wladimir Klitschko all over Dusseldorf to becoming heavyweight champion. I’m only three days away from doing the same to the ‘Bronze Bomber’.

 

“We’ve had a fantastic training camp. We’ve put nine weeks in. I can’t remember a better training camp. We’ve had no injuries and fantastic sparring. I’m here to do a job and enjoy myself.

 

“I hope the boxing fans around the world are going to enjoy this as much as I will. I’ve looked forward to this fight since 2011. On Saturday night, I’m going to finally get my chance to punch him in the face. Deontay Wilder is getting knocked out.

 

“It’s been a long, hard road. I had many obstacles in the way. My absence from the ring has been well documented, but it’s made me stronger and more determined. I’ve never been as happy during a training camp as I was in this one.

 

“Having Freddie Roach on the team is fantastic. He’s helped us out a lot in the gym and I’m glad we have him on our side. I’m thrilled to have him.

 

“The fire in me has been lit again. Nothing in life was given to me. I’ve worked for everything I earned. I am the people’s champion and I am the man who gives the people hope. I’m not just fighting for myself. I’m fighting for the millions of people around the world who look to me for inspiration.

 

“I don’t need to beat Deontay Wilder to prove I’m the best. I’m the lineal champion. If Deontay wins, he will be the best, but he’s not going to beat me. I’m the best heavyweight alive, and there’s only one way to get that title. You have to come take it from me. There’s never been a man who could better me in a fight.

 

“Once I knew that I was going to box again, I knew that I would be heavyweight champion of the world again. I know that it’s destiny. I’m showing up on Saturday night, beating Wilder up and becoming WBC champion.”

 

JAY DEAS, Wilder’s Trainer

 

“These are two very big tall guys, who are also very athletic, and that’s not something you get to see very often. These aren’t bulky guys who are going to hug all night. These guys are coming to fight. It’s going to make it a very exciting night.

 

“Typically Deontay doesn’t fight people as tall as he is, but he always fights people heavier than himself. That’s never been an issue. As far as preparation, we felt that because of Fury’s athleticism, we were better off bringing guys who maybe weren’t as tall, but were very athletic. His prevailing attribute is the athleticism, more so than his height.

 

“It’s been great to see Deontay’s growth over the years. His boxing IQ and maturity level has come so far. He realizes he needs to do what is best for his body each and every day while still getting all of the work done. He’s so much healthier going through the progressions of camp than he ever used to be. He’s really on point with his health, nutrition and workouts. He knows himself so well.

 

“Deontay and I have been together since his very first day in a boxing gym. We’ve gone through this road together. We had to look up on the internet what someone has to do to make the Olympics. We just had no experience. We’ve been through it all. The ups and the downs. We’re proud to be here and in this position.”

 

BEN DAVISON, Fury’s Trainer

 

“These men are both so confident and have such high levels of self-belief, that they’re never willing to give an inch. If it was a race to tie their shoelaces, neither one would want to lose. When they get together, it’s just exciting.

 

“I knew that Tyson Fury was elite in every department, but he’s even stronger mentally than I imagined. He’s so confident and relaxed. Deontay will have to convince himself of things that are not true to build confidence. That’s the big difference.

 

“Freddie Roach is a genuinely great person who’s been very accommodating and helpful while we’ve trained in Southern California. You couldn’t have a better person in the corner than Freddie. He’s a legend in the game and we’re blessed to have him in the corner.”

 

LOU DIBELLA, President of DIBella Entertainment

 

“There’s nothing like a great heavyweight title fight. As goes the division, so goes boxing. There aren’t truer words. I’ll put a great heavyweight fight against any sporting event you can go to in the world. Saturday night at STAPLES Center, we have a great one.

 

“We know that Tyson Fury deserves to be here and that he presents a threat. He’s a great champion who can box. He’s a champion for people who have had to overcome struggles. He’s back to looking better than I’ve ever seen him and he’s an inspiration to a lot of people.

 

“The man I’m lucky to be able to introduce is the best heavyweight in the world. This fight is happening because his team has worked tirelessly for years to get him this kind of opportunity. Finally, on Saturday night, there is a champion brave enough to get in the ring with Deontay Wilder and allow him to realize his dream.

 

“For years Deontay has been speaking to try to get this opportunity. He didn’t have an easy road growing up or getting into this sport. But he’s always believed in himself. He believes he has the strength to overcome all of those obstacles. On Saturday he’s going to receive his just reward.”

 

FRANK WARREN, President of Queensbury Promotions

 

“We’ve got a great fight coming up on Saturday. Team Fury has done a fantastic job getting Tyson Fury into tremendous shape. What’s so significant about this fight is that today is three years to the day when he became heavyweight champion by beating Wladimir Klitschko. He went into his opponent’s backyard and took the title and he intends to do the same on Saturday.

 

“To see where Tyson Fury is at today is a testament to to his character. He’s here as the lineal champion, undefeated in the ring and back to win his title on Saturday.

 

“He’s been a consummate professional in training and he has a formidable opponent with tremendous power. But if boxing was about who was the biggest puncher, you wouldn’t need judges. Styles will make this fight. Tyson has answered a lot of questions already and I know he’s in a great place mentally to finish the job.”

 

STEPHEN ESPINOZAPresident Sports & Event Programming, Showtime Networks Inc.

 

“Heavyweight boxing is back. SHOWTIME has done 13 heavyweight title fights in the last four years, including three this year. I can’t think of two guys I’d rather do a big heavyweight fight like this with than Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.

 

“Both of these men have beaten the odds to make it here. Tyson Fury’s obstacles have been well-documented and he will again beat the odds on Saturday night just by making it into the ring.

 

“Who would have thought that when Deontay Wilder picked up gloves at 18-years-old, that he’d be the WBC Heavyweight Champion and headlining a pay-per-view at STAPLES Center, not bad for a kid from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. We’re excited about this fight and we’ll see you on Saturday night.”

 

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CANELO VS ROCKY EN NEW YORK

Nov 29, 2018
ROCKY FIELDING COMPARTE SUS PENSAMIENTOS SOBRE UN CAMPAMENTO HECHO A LA MEDIDA PARA LOGRAR LA VICTORIA MÁS IMPORTANTE DE SU CARRERA ANTE CANELO ÁLVAREZ
 
FIELDING REALIZARÁ SU DEBUT EN ESTADOS UNIDOS EL SÁBADO 15 DE DICIEMBRE EN EL MADISON SQUARE GARDEN Y EN VIVO POR DAZN
(ARRIBA: Rocky Fielding en una sesión de manoplas con su entrenador Jamie Moore mientras se prepara para defender su cinto mundial supermediano AMB ante Canelo Álvarez el 15 de diciembre en DAZN)
 
Crédito de Foto: Mark Robinson- Matchroom Boxing USA
 
¡Los Boletos Están a la Venta!
        MANCHESTER, Reino Unido 28 de noviembre de 2018 Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 nocáuts) ha incrementado los esfuerzos de su entrenamiento en su territorio natal mientras se prepara para la oportunidad de su vida ante Canelo Álvarez (50-1-2, 34 nocáuts), monarca mundial mediano CMB, AMB, Lineal y Ring Magazine por el cetro mundial supermediano AMB. Fielding ha reunido el mejor equipo para lograr la victoria más sorpresiva de su carrera – un triunfo que lo podría llevar al siguiente nivel del boxeo. La pelea de campeonato mundial a 12 asaltos se efectuará el sábado 15 de diciembre en el Madison Square Garden y se transmitirá en vivo por DAZN, que, por solamente $9.99 dólares por mes después de una prueba gratuita de un mes, significa que los nuevos suscriptores de DAZN disfrutarán gratis del evento boxístico de Canelo vs. Rocky.
         “Si gano, me convertiré el rey de Nueva York y uno de los nombres más importantes en una sola la noche. Vine de la nada y ahora estoy encabezando en MSG. Es un sueño hecho realidad, pero es un trabajo, y el trabajo se realizará en el gimnasio de Manchester. Se habla mucho sobre la próxima pelea de Canelo después del 15 de diciembre – que puede ser ante Danny Jacobs, Demetrius Andrade, los Charlos, o incluso Callum Smith en Anfield; déjelos hablar. Si le gano a Canelo, yo tendré una pelea masiva en Anfield”.
“Cuando tuvimos el frente a frente, lo primero que vi fueron las cortadas de la pelea con GGG que todavía estaban frescas. Además, no hay forma de que pueda poner ocho libras de músculo desde su última pelea, pero es peleador élite y sé que es mi prueba más grande. Sin embargo, estoy confiado. No lo habría tomado de otra manera. Está en mi división, e incluso soy grande para esa categoría. Tengo pegada, sé cómo usarla y sé cómo boxear”.
 
           “La altura y el peso son significativos. Estoy cómodo con el peso, y él es el que va a subir de peso. Canelo era una bestia en superwelter, pero no es el peso mediano más grande y también no será el más grande en las 168 libras. Esa diferencia va a hacer para una gran pelea. Si a veces tengo que profundizar, como espero hacerlo, sé que puedo. Mi peso y altura definitivamente pueden jugar una parte masiva. He tenido seis buenas victorias desde la pelea contra Smith. Gané títulos y luego fui a Alemania donde nadie me dio la oportunidad y derroté al favorito de la fanaticada local para convertirme en campeón mundial. Él [Canelo] puede estar mirando más allá de mí, pero definitivamente yo no lo estoy haciendo”.
        “Estamos cubriendo todas las bases en las sesiones de sparring. No vas a tener a otros peleadores para sparring que sean exactamente como Canelo, pero estamos replicando la construcción, la altura, las habilidades de boxear y las manos rápidas. Pero lo más importante es lo que puedo hacer en la noche de la pelea. Sabemos que él [Canelo] es un rival élite y un acto de clase completo, pero hay algunos detalles que Jamie Moore y yo estamos viendo en video y estamos trabajando en eso en el gimnasio”.
               “Este es mi primer campamento de entrenamiento como campeón mundial, y sé que es más difícil seguir siendo campeón del mundo que convertirse en uno porque es como si hubiera un objetivo en tu espalda. Todo sobre la pelea es grande, pero estamos lejos de todo en Manchester. No hay luces brillantes como en el Madison Square Garden, así que estamos enfocados en el plan con Jamie”.
 
               “Canelo no comete muchos errores, así que vamos a tener que sacar esos errores de él. Él [Canelo] boxeó en una guerra a 12 asaltos en septiembre y ahora ha ido a otro campamento de entrenamiento para enfrentarme en diciembre. ¿Su cuerpo sostendrá otro campamento después de esa guerra?”.
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Canelo vs. Rocky es un combate a 12 asaltos por el cetro mundial supermediano AMB presentado por Golden Boy Promotions en asociación con Matchroom Boxing. Lemieux vs. Johnson es un duelo a 12 asaltos en peso mediano presentado por Golden Boy Promotions y Eye of The Tiger Management. 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 y será transmitido en vivo por DAZN. 
 
       Los boletos para Canelo vs Rocky están a la venta y tienen un precio de $1000, $500, $300, $200, $150, $100, $75 y $50 dólares más impuestos aplicables y cargos por servicios. Los boletos se pueden comprar en la taquilla del Madison Square Garden, todos los puntos de venta de Ticketmaster, por teléfono a través de Ticketmaster llamando al (866-858-0008) y en línea en www.ticketmaster.comwww.goldenboytickets.com o www.MSG.com
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Gilbert Venegas Jr. Signs Managerial with Prince Ranch Boxing

Nov 29, 2018
GILBERT VENEGAS JR.
SIGNS MANAGERIAL WITH PRINCE RANCH BOXING AND PROMOTIONAL WITH TMB & PRB ENTERTAINMENT
SAN ANTONIO, TX (November 28, 2018) – Undefeated super lightweight prospect, Gilbert Venegas Jr. (10-0, 6 KOs), has recently signed a managerial agreement with Greg Hannley, CEO of Prince Ranch Boxing, and a promotional contract with TMB & PRB Entertainment.
Venegas, a former college football running back (William Penn University), will look to capture the NABA super lightweight title this Saturday, December 1, 2018, against Kendo Castaneda (14-0, 7 KOs), who is promoted by Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions.
“Signing with Prince Ranch Boxing and TMB & PRB Entertainment is going to take my career to the next level.” said Venegas. “My first fight signed with them will be for the NABA title, so I’m very excited about my future.”
The card titled “Whose ‘0’ Will Go 2”, will take place at the Scottish Rite Theatre in San Antonio, TX. The entire card will be streamed via Facebook’s FIGHTNIGHT LIVE channel, which has already served more than three million fight fans since May 2017.
“I’ll be looking to keep my undefeated record in tact with a great performance this Saturday,” Venegas continued. “I know a victory against another undefeated fighter like Castaneda, will open up many doors to some bigger fights. I’m ready to seize the moment.”
Tickets priced $35 General Admission $40 at the door, and $100 Ringside, are on sale now, and can be purchased by calling (210) 449-5599 or (210) 322-9974. The Scottish Rite Theatre is located at 308 Ave E, San Antonio, TX 78205. Doors open at 4:00 PM, first bell at 5:30 PM.
Follow all the action via social media at FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE on Facebook, @FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE on Instagram and @FIGHTNIGHTLIVE_ on Twitter, or by using the hashtag #FIGHTNIGHTLIVE.
Undercard Bouts
6-Round Super Featherweight Co-Main Event Bout
Xavier Wilson (8-0, 1 KO) vs. Gelacio Cruz (2-4-2,1 KOs)
 
6-Round Super Middleweight Bout
Luis Villareal (3-0-1, 1 KOs) vs. Michael Klekotta (2-3, 1 KO)
 
4-Round Super Featherweight Bout
Richard Medina (1-0, 1 KO) vs. Jorge De Leon (0-4)
 
4-Round Middleweight Bout
David Godley         (1-0) vs. Washington Luiz (Pro Debut)
 
4-Round Welterweight Bout
George Ramos       (1-0, 1 KO) vs. Steven Ramos (4-0, 1 KO)
 
4-Round Middleweight Bout
Dagoberto Navarez (4-0, 1 KOs) vs. Stetson Horne (0-2)
 
4-Round Heavyweight Bout
Mathew Glover (1-0, 1 KOs) vs. Christopher Martinez (Pro Debut)
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Horn vs. Mundine Grudge Match LIVE on ESPN+

Nov 28, 2018

Breakfast and Boxing: Jeff Horn-Anthony Mundine Grudge Match LIVE on ESPN+ Friday
12-round middleweight clash
Stream begins at 3 a.m. ET

The latest edition of Breakfast and Boxing on ESPN+ will be streamed live from Down Under this Friday, as former welterweight world champion Jeff “The Hornet” Horn and former two-time super middleweight world champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine will settle a long-simmering Australian grudge match in a 12-rounder from Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. The ESPN+ stream will begin at 3:30 a.m. ET, with Horn and Mundine expected to enter the ring at approximately 6:30 a.m. ET.

Horn vs. Mundine will be contested at a catchweight of 71 kilograms (156.5 pounds), with Mundine’s WBO Oriental and the vacant WBA Oceania middleweight titles on the line.

Horn (18-1-1, 12 KOs) burst onto the world boxing scene in 2017 with a year for the ages. In front of more than 50,000 fans at Suncorp Stadium on a sunny July day, he defeated living legend Manny Pacquiao by close unanimous decision to win the WBO welterweight world title. A former teacher who represented Australia at the 2012 Olympics, Horn defended his title later that year with an 11th-round TKO against Gary Corcoran. Horn’s good fortune finally ran out June 9 in Las Vegas against pound-for-pound elite Terence “Bud” Crawford, who snagged Horn’s belt via dominating ninth-round TKO.

Mundine (48-8, 28 KOs), a 43-year-old former professional Australian rugby player, turned pro in 2000 following a limited amateur career. His professional career has been a fascinating one, as he’s fought as low as super welterweight and as high as cruiserweight. Mundine first captured the WBA super middleweight world title in 2003 with a unanimous decision victory against Antwun Echols, defending the title once before a split decision loss to Manny Siaca. He knocked out countryman Sam Soliman in the ninth round on March 7, 2007 to win the WBA super middleweight world title for second time. Since then, he has taken part in some of Australia’s most high-profile boxing events, including a 2013 TKO win against future Hall of Famer Shane Mosley. Mundine rebounded from a 1-3 skid on Jan. 17, knocking out Tommy Browne in the second round.

In undercard action, Australian welterweight contender Cameron “The Hammer” Hammond (17-1, 9 KOs) will take on Frank Rojas (23-1, 22 KOs) in a 10-rounder for the WBA Oceania welterweight title. Australian super featherweight champion Brent Rice (8-0, 2 KOs) will make the second defense of his belt against Liam Wilson (2-0, 2 KOs) in a 10-rounder, and middleweight prospect Ben Mahoney (5-0, 2 KOs) will step up in class versus Adrian Rodriguez (11-1-2, 5 KOs) in a five-round clash.

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Programming on ESPN+ includes hundreds of MLB and NHL, thousands of college sports events (including football, basketball and multiple other sports), domestic and international soccer (Serie A, MLS, FA Cup, UEFA Nations League, EFL Championship, EFL Carabao Cup, Eredivisie and more), exclusive Top Rank boxing, UFC (beginning in 2019), Grand Slam tennis, international and domestic rugby and cricket, new and exclusive documentary films and series, acclaimed studio shows and the full library of ESPN’s award-winning 30 for 30 films. Fans subscribe to ESPN+ for just $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year) and cancel at any time.

ESPN+ is an integrated part of the ESPN App, the leading sports app and the premier all-in-one digital sports platform for fans. The ESPN App is a showcase of the company’s culture of innovation, delivering a rich, personalized experience that curates all of ESPN’s content around each fan’s individual tastes. ESPN+ is also available through ESPN.com.

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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Alfredo Angulo Match Is Off

Nov 27, 2018

Top Super Welterweight Contender Julian Williams Battles Javier Francisco Castro On Stacked Undercard Saturday, December 1 from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Alfredo Angulo Match Is Off

 

LOS ANGELES (November 26, 2018) – Top super welterweight contender Julian “J-Rock’’ Williams will take on Mexico’s Javier Francisco Castro in a 10-round bout that has been added to an exciting night of undercard action presented by Premier Boxing Champions Saturday, December 1 from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

The event is headlined by the heavyweight world championship showdown between WBC champion Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson Fury live on SHOWTIME PPV® presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

The Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. vs. Alfredo Angulo bout, originally scheduled to appear on the December 1 SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION®telecast, is off because Chavez’s father, Julio, Sr., and his team didn’t believe Chavez Jr. was ready to return to the ring. Chavez, Jr. will return at some time in the future. Angulo will still appear in a bout on the undercard.

The December 1 SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION telecast will now begin at 7:45 p.m. ET/4:45 p.m. PT live on SHOWTIME and feature one-fight coverage from Canada as boxing’s longest-reigning world champion Adonis Stevenson makes the 10th defense of his WBC Light Heavyweight Title against unbeaten challenger Oleksandr Gvozdyk.  SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION will also stream live for free on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and Facebook page immediately preceding the Wilder vs. Fury SHOWTIME PPV.

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.

Williams (25-1-1, 15 KOs) is back in the title picture at 154-pounds since his only defeat pro defeat, a loss to Jermall Charlo in a 2016 title fight. Since that setback, the 28-year-old of Philadelphia has rattled off three straight victories, including triumphs over former champion Ishe Smith and hard-hitting contender Nathaniel Gallimore.

The 34-year-old Castro (28-8, 23 KOs), who is from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico is coming off a TKO victory over Carlos Urrea in his last fight in 2017 and has challenged Errol Spence Jr. amongst his 36 pro fights.

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TITO ORTIZ KNOCKS OUT CHUCK LIDDELL IN THIRD INSTALLMENT OF HISTORIC RIVALRY

Nov 27, 2018
TITO ORTIZ KNOCKS OUT CHUCK LIDDELL IN THIRD INSTALLMENT OF HISTORIC RIVALRY
 
DERON WINN SHINES WITH UNANTITO ORTIZ KNOCKS OUT CHUCK LIDDELL IN THIRD INSTALLMENT OF HISTORIC RIVALRYIMOUS DECISION VICTORY AGAINST TOM LAWLOR IN CO-MAIN EVENT
 
SATURDAY, NOV. 24, 2018 AT THE FORUM IN INGLEWOOD, CALIF.
(ABOVE: Tito Ortiz lands a right hand en route to a first-round knockout win 
against Chuck Liddell on Nov. 24 at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.)
 
Photos Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
 
INGLEWOOD, CALIF. (Nov. 24, 2018): Tito Ortiz (20-12-1) of Huntington Beach, Calif. scored a first-round knockout victory against Chuck Liddell (21-9) of San Luis Obispo, Calif. in the third installment of their historic trilogy in front of 7,839 fans at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Ortiz dropped Liddell with a hard right hand and forced the referee to halt the fight after landing several more unanswered punches at 4:24 of the first round of their light heavyweight battle.
“Woooooo! I want to give a shout out to my son Jacob, who I talked to on the phone – to my son Jesse, Jr. too,” said Tito Ortiz. “I want you to know that dad loves you! I was so happy to get inside the ring. You know how much your dad works. I stopped him [Chuck]! I wanted this test! It just shows you don’t take 8 years off and walk into my cage. Chuck, thank you for taking this fight. You pushed me so hard for all of these years and you made me work hard. I appreciate you. You are a real champ.”
“I wouldn’t have made this comeback if I didn’t feel like I was in great shape,” said Chuck Liddell. “I made a mistake. I got caught. I came to give my best show. There are no excuses. I wanted to give my best performance, but I came up short. I’m going to have to sit back and really think about what’s next.”
 
Light heavyweight Deron Winn (5-0) of Liberty City, Missouri went the distance and defeated Tom Lawlor (10-7) of Fall River, Massachusetts via three-round unanimous decision in the co-main event. Winn won with three scores of 30-27.
“I just want to let LA know – mark your calendars. This is the day you witnessed a star be born. I really wanted to show off my power tonight,” said Deron Winn. “Tom is a vet – he can run his mouth – but he’s a tough fighter. For a guy like me, I knew I had to connect my punches to knock him out. After I landed a couple, I realized I was going to have to rumble with him. Oscar – I’m a free agent man!”
 
Glesion Tibau (30-14) of Coconut Creek, Florida was victorious against Efrain Escudero (28-14) of Temple, Arizona via unanimous decision with three scores of 29-28 in a catchweight battle held at 160 pounds.
“We were fighting one tough guy in there. It was really good matchmaking,” said Glesion Tibau. “In the last round my couch screamed out – go and get that take down! I want to let Oscar De La Hoya know I am here!”
 
Ricardo Palacios (11-1) of Mission, Texas scored a first round KO win against Waleel Watson (13-12) of San Diego, Calif. in a catchweight fight originally scheduled for three rounds. Palacios KO’d Watson at 3:56 of the aforementioned round.
“People don’t know how many obstacles you have to deal with to get to this point. I get all sentimental because some people don’t understand how hard it is to live this life. But I have no excuses – I came to do my job,” said Ricardo Palacios. “I didn’t get a chance to watch any of his [Watson] videos to prepare, I just knew he was a bit lanky. At my gym we have great Southpaws and Muay Thai fighters that helped me get ready. I’m ready to go home and spend time with my three little ones.”
 
James Barnes (11-3) of Los Angeles, Calif. defeated Albert Morales (7-5-1) of Los Angeles, Calif. by submission via arm bar in the third round with time of 4:09 for a three-round bantamweight fight.
 
“I thought I would finish him earlier honestly – he came at me like an amateur. He was intimidated by me.  I can’t wait to go back to Team Crush to get the next one. I just want to fight the top talent – I want to be tested and pushed to the limit,” said James Barnes.
Jay Silva (11-9) of Huntington Beach, Calif. stopped Oscar Cota (8-2) of Mexicali, Mexico via technical submission at 2:15 of the third round and final round of a bantamweight battle.
“Oscar [Cota] was weak! I just left a massacre inside the cage,” said Jay Silva. “I am so happy with my win – I just want to keep on fighting. I want Oscar De La Hoya to keep putting together MMA fights so that I can keep impressing him.”
 
Fernie Garcia (5-0) of Dallas, Texas scored a first-round submission win against Joe Roye (1-6) of St. Louis, Missouri in a featherweight fight originally scheduled for three rounds. Garcia submitted Roye with a rear naked choke at 2:48 of the aforementioned round.
“It was a short night, as expected. Most of my professional fights have been ending like this,” said Fernie Garcia. “I’ve been training with the best world class team in Texas – Coach Sayif has been working wonders with me. I feel unstoppable.”
 
Francisco Estrada (1-0) of St. Louis, Missouri defeated Jose Huerta (2-3) of Bell Gardens, California by submission via rear naked choke in a catchweight bout originally scheduled for three rounds. The fight was stopped at 2:47 of the second round.
“I got caught in the middle of a little adversity, but I wasn’t really hurt. Honestly, it turns me on being caught in tough situations. I knew I was coming in with a little less experience with it being my pro-debut, but I knew I just had to be patient,” said Francisco Estrada. “I’m reppin’ Fillmore! All I had to do was wait for the right moment to move in with the squeeze.”
Johnny Cisneros (12-6) of Laguna Niguel, Calif. defeated Dave Terrell (7-9) of Las Vegas, Nevada via unanimous decision with three scores of 30-26 in a catchweight bout.
“It is freaking amazing to take home this win! I am extremely humbled and honored to take part in the first-ever MMA card that Golden Boy has put together,” said Johnny Cisneros. “I hope that they choose me to be on their cards in the future. My opponent was HUGE – but I was confident with my training and worked with much bigger guys in the gym in preparation for this.”
Joseph Henle (11-4-1) of Ventura, Calif. stopped Keith Berry (15-14-1) of Temecula, Calif. in the first round by submission via rear naked choke in a catchweight fight originally scheduled for three rounds.
Joshua Jones (8-3) of Long Beach, Calif. defeated Craig Wilkerson (7-5) of Newport Beach, Calif. via unanimous decision in a three-round welterweight fight. Jones won with three scores of 30-26.
The night started with a series of amateur bouts with state titles on the line for each fight.
Noah Christy (5-1) of Huntington Beach, Calif. defeated Casey Smith (4-3) of Costa Mesa, Calif. via unanimous decision with scores of 29-28, 30-26, 30-26 in a three-round middleweight bout.
 
Josh Wang Kim (15-1) of San Diego, Calif. stopped Johnny Robles (7-3) of Downey, Calif. via TKO in the second round with a time of 1:56 in a featherweight bout originally scheduled for three rounds.
 
Mary Almario (4-1) of Stanton, Calif. scored a three-round unanimous decision win against Tyler Schafer (3-2) of San Diego, Calif. All judges scored it 29-28 for Almario in this flyweight bout.
 
John Wang Kim (15-1) of San Diego, Calif. beat Mauro Gutierrez (6-3) of San Clemente, California via split decision in a three-round bantamweight bout. One judge scored the fight 28-29 for Gutierrez, while two others scored it the same for Kim.
 
Julianna Miller (8-0) of Alpine, California defeated Sidney Trillo (2-1) of Anaheim, California via unanimous decision in a three-round strawweight battle with scores of 29-28, 29-28, and 29-27.
Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 was a three-round light heavyweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Fred Loya Insurance, FITE.TV and Casa Mexico Tequila. The fights took place on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
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DMITRY BIVOL Vence a JEAN PASCAL

Nov 26, 2018

Atlantic City, NJ-Bereavision- Se llevó acabo la pelea de campeonato mundial de boxeo en la categoría de peso semipesado entre DMITRY BIVOL vs JEAN PASCAL.

En el primer round, se vivieron muchas emociones que fue de estudio por parte de los 2 boxeadores. De esta forma comenzó el segundo round BIVOL atacando a su retador por La Corona. PASCAL se defendía caminando por todo el ring, pero VIBOL lanzaba golpes al cuerpo sin ninguna suerte de noquearlo, cansándose. Con mucho esfuerzo PASCAL caminaba para no ser más golpeado y poder mantenerse de pie hasta que un momento de descuido PASCAL le conectó un fuerte derechazo que logró darle un poco de tranquilidad que dejó a su oponente un poco mareado, pero no fue suficiente para tirarlo a la lona. BIVOL se recuperó rápidamente y comenzó de nuevo con más fuerza a atacar a Pascal que al final, la pelea terminó en los 12 rounds donde tuvo que ser decidida por los jueces que determinaron por decision unánime que DMITRY BIVOL se quedaba por tercera vez consecutiva con La Corona de campeonato mundial de la AMB de la categoría peso semipesado.

En esta cartelera también se disputó otro título continental en la categoría de peso pesado, entre SERGEY KUZMIN VS LARON MITCHELL;  donde se vivió una pelea muy disputada durante los asaltos dos y tres. El peleador MITCHELL cayó a la lona en dos ocasiones quedando un poco mal y perdiendo el equilibrio. Pudo recuperarse de los golpes del campeón KUZMIN durante los siguientes dos asaltos pero al llegar al sexto asalto, KUZMIN le dio un gran golpe y envío a MITCHELL a la lona. Así se finalizó este encuentro por knock-out técnico; dejando a Sergey Kuzmin una vez más con el título de campeonato en la categoría de peso pesado.

 

 

 

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CHUCK LIDDELL VS. TITO ORTIZ 3 FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE

Nov 23, 2018
CHUCK LIDDELL VS. TITO ORTIZ 3 FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE
 QUOTES, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
SATURDAY NOV. 25 AT THE THE ‘FABULOUS’ FORUM AND 
TELEVISED LIVE ON PAY-PER-VIEW
ABOVE: Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz face off before the media ahead of their three-round light 
heavyweight fight on Saturday, Nov. 24 at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.)
Photos Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
 
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 20, 2018)Chuck Liddell (30-8) and Tito Ortiz (19-12-1) hosted their final press conference today at the “Fabulous” Forum  ahead of their three-round main event, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 24 at the aforementioned Forum in Inglewood, California. The fight will be presented live on Pay-Per-View beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET.
 
Light heavyweight contenders Deron Winn (4-0) of Liberty City, Mo. and Tom Lawlor (10-6) of River Falls, Mass. also participated in the press conference ahead of their three-round co-main attraction.
Below is what today’s participants had to say at the event:
Chuck Liddell, UFC Hall of Famer and Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion:
“You think I’m worried about you, Tito? You think that works when you play mind games with me? It’s going to be a lot of fun. Make sure you watch the fight. Don’t leave. It’s going to end quick. I’m putting him out. I’m putting this guy to sleep.”
Tito Ortiz, UFC Hall of Famer and Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion
“I’m very thankful for Oscar for putting this fight together. Thanks to Chuck for accepting the fight. I’m really thankful for Dave Thomas. He’s been a friend of mine for twenty-five years. Thank you for putting this fight together with Chuck. I’ve known what he’s been doing for the last two and a half months. How he hasn’t been sparring. The guys he’s been wrestling with. Everything. So, jokes on you.”
Deron Winn, Light Heavyweight Contender:
 
“I’m excited. I’ve only had four pro fights. He [Lawlor] can convince himself that he is going to do something on Saturday night, but this is my time. His time has passed. This is my time. After Saturday, you’re going to be talking about me. I know a lot of you haven’t heard of me because I really haven’t had the exposure that a lot of these guys had, but I’m ready to shine. And in all reality, I respect Tom. I appreciate him for signing the bout agreement because it’s really hard for a guy like me to get opponents these days.”
“I trained with the best guys in the world. I have some of the best corner men in the world, the best coaches in the world. I’m prepared. This isn’t my first time under the spotlight so be prepared for it.”
Tom Lawlor, Light Heavyweight Contender
“I don’t have a prepared statement, but I’m prepared to make a statement this Saturday evening. I’m happy to be here representing not only myself but Golden Boy as they make this foray into the mixed martial arts world. I’ve been kind of out of work in the past few years. My job on Saturday is to put other people to work. I’m going to put Deron to work. I’m going to put the doctors to work. I’m going to make a statement, and at the end of the night you’ll be talking about me.”
Oscar De La Hoya, CEO & Chairman of Golden Boy Promotions 
 
“I’m really looking forward to our Golden Boy MMA event.  These guys have a history with each other, and it really is a pleasure to promote a trilogy. When you think about Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell, you think about pioneers. You think about legends.”
Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 is a three-round light heavyweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Fred Loya Insurance, FITE.TV and Casa Mexico Tequila. The fights will take place on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The fight will be presented live on Pay-Per-View beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET.
Tickets for Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 are on sale. Tickets are priced at $30, $50, $100, $150, $300, $500 and Ringside VIP $1,000. (Limited Number Ringside VIP Available Access To The Forum Club Included) Prices do not include applicable facility fees and service charges, with a total ticket limit of 12 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.fabulousforum.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and also at the Forum Box Office.
For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com.
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Brenda Flores expondra titulo en Los Angeles

Nov 23, 2018
 
REVANCHA ENTRE LOUISA HAWTON Y BRENDA FLORES
EN LA FUNCION INDISCUTIBLE EL SABADO 8 DE DICIEMBRE
EN EL STUBHUB CENTER DE CARSON, CALIFORNIA
 
Los Angeles, California – La popular boxeadora femenil Louisa ‘Bang Bang Lulu’ Hawton,
(8-2-0, 4 KOs), de Perth, Australia  se volverá a enfrentar a la mexicana Brenda ‘La Bonita’ Flores, (15-4-1, 3 KOs) de Tijuana, Baja, California, México en un combate titular pactado a 10 asaltos que marcará la revancha que se realizará el sábado 8 de diciembre en la función Indiscutible que cobrará vida en el Stubhub Center de Carson, California
El pasado 8 de septiembre en el Forum de Inglewood, Flores conquistó el campeonato mundial de peso Atomo (102 libras) del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB) al vencer por puntos a Hawton en un aguerrido combate de principio a fin.
 
La función indiscutible es encabezada por la monarca invicta e indiscutible campeona mundial de peso welter Cecilia Braekhus (34-0, 9 KOs) quien se enfrentará a la dos veces retadora a títulos mundiales Aleksandra Magdziak-Lopes, (18-4-3, 1 KO), oriunda de Güiliche, Polonia, pero residente de Marshfield, Massachusetts en un duelo pactado a 10 giros por todos los títulos de peso welter.
Los boletos para la función que es una promoción de 360 Boxing Promotions, tienen un costo de $25, $50, $100 y $150 y pueden ser adquiridos en  AXS HERE. El StubHub Center está localizado en el 18400 Avalon Boulevard de Carson, California 90746. Para más información visite la página www.StubHubCenter.com.
También estará en acción el cuatro veces campeón en cuatro diferentes divisiones Román ‘Chocolatito’ González, (47-2, 39 KOs), de Managua, Nicaragua quien se enfrentará al ex campeón mundial Pedro ‘Jibran’ Guevara (32-3-1, 19 KOs) de los Mochis, Sinaloa, México en un duelo pactado a 10 rounds en peso supermosca que será televisado en vivo por HBO en su gustado programa “Boxing After Dark®” comenzando a las 10:20 p.m. Este/Pacífico.
“Estamos muy emocionados con esta revancha entre Louisa Hawton y Brenda Flores, su duelo pasado en la función superfly 3 fue un combate de toma y daca a lo largo de su duración y uno de los más memorables en el área angelina en lo que va del 2018, es una revancha que la gente pidió al término del primer combate y creo que esta función del 8 de diciembre es el lugar perfecto para que se realice, pues la función es encabezada por la mejor boxeadora femenil del mundo”, dijo Tom Loffler de 360 promotions. Las puntuaciones en la primera pelea fueron de 97-93 y 96-94 para Flores y de  97-93 para Hawton, en una pelea en la cual ambas tuvieron muy buenos momentos y se conectaron a placer con ambos puños.
Hawton, quien entrena en Los Angeles bajo la tutela del ex campeón mundial Buddy McGirt ha disputado sus últimas cuatro peleas en Los Angeles, espera una fuerte pelea contra Flores quien es más alta pero no tiene la rapidez de Hawton. El pasado 6 de junio en Hollywood Hawton noqueó en el cuarto asalto a Elvia Treviño en una espectacular actuación.
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Para Flores de 28 años de edad su pelea contra Hawton fue su primera en Estados Unidos, la mexicana ha ganado ocho de sus últimas nueve peleas incluyendo su más reciente el pasado 9 de noviembre en Tijuana en donde venció por decisión a Lucia Hernández Núñez en un combate a seis rounds.
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January 18: Bryant Jennings-Oscar Rivas Heavyweight Battle

Nov 23, 2018

January 18: Bryant Jennings-Oscar Rivas Heavyweight Battle Tops ESPN+ Card at Turning Stone Resort Casino
Live on ESPN+ at 9:30 p.m. ET
Featherweight sensation Shakur Stevenson to make 2019 debut in the co-feature

VERONA, N.Y. (Nov. 20, 2018) — Bryant “B.Y.” Jennings is itching for another heavyweight world title shot. The 34-year-old Philadelphia native has won five consecutive bouts, four by knockout, and is intent on making an emphatic statement.

Jennings will put his IBF International and NABO heavyweight belts on the line in a 12-round showdown against the unbeaten NABF champion Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas on Friday, Jan. 18 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. In the 10-round co-feature, undefeated featherweight sensation and 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson will face an opponent to be determined.

Rivas’ participation in the bout is contingent on him defending his NABF title on Dec. 1 against Fabio Maldonado in Quebec City.

Jennings-Rivas and the Stevenson bout will stream live at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN+ — the new multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment in conjunction with ESPN. The undercard will stream live on ESPN+ beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM), ticket information for this world-class night of boxing will be announced shortly.

“I’ve been in this situation before. This is not a tall order at all,” Jennings said. “The job is to stay focused. I’m going to keep grinding and not take anybody lightly. Talk is cheap.”

‘‘I’ve waited for this opportunity for a very long time,” Rivas said. “Jennings is an excellent boxer. He is a world-class fighter and exactly the kind of challenge I was hoping to face. It is now time to take care of business and step up for the real challenges.’’

“I am ready to begin 2019 where 2018 left off,” Stevenson said. “This will be the year where I take my career to the next level. The fans are going to be in for a treat. It’s my time to shine.”

Jennings (24-2, 14 KOs), a former football, basketball, and track star at North Philadelphia’s Ben Franklin High School, did not pick up a pair of boxing gloves until he was 24 years old. He turned pro following an abbreviated 17-fight amateur career and quickly rose the ranks despite his limited experience. He fought valiantly in a 2015 title shot against Wladimir Klitschko, pushing the future Hall of Famer the distance in front of 17,056 fans at Madison Square Garden. Following a TKO defeat to Luis Ortiz later that year at Turning Stone Resort Casino, Jennings took 20 months off, returning to action in August 2017 under the Top Rank banner.

Since then, he has been one of the busiest heavyweight contenders as he seeks another shot on the world championship stage. In his last bout, Aug. 18 in Atlantic City as the headliner on an ESPN-televised card, Jennings recovered from a fourth-round knockdown to stop longtime contender Alexander Dimitrenko in the ninth.

Rivas (24-0, 17 KOs), a former Colombian amateur standout who now lives in Montreal, has fought all but two of his professional bouts in Canada. A nine-year pro, he transitioned to the paid ranks following a 2007 Pan American Games silver medal and quarterfinal berth at the 2008 Olympics. At 31 years old, the athletic, 240-pound Rivas is in his physical prime. He won the NABF title on Sept. 28, 2017 with a spectacular first-round stoppage against former world title challenger Carl Davis Drummond. In his last outing, May 19 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, he wore down Herve Hubeaux and prevailed via 10-round unanimous decision to retain the NABF title.

Stevenson (9-0, 5 KOs), a proud native of Newark, N.J., authored one of the great United States amateur careers. At the 2016 Olympics, Stevenson earned a silver medal following a controversial 2-1 decision loss to Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez in the championship match. Using that heartbreak as motivation, Stevenson soon showed why he is considered among the sport’s rising stars. He went 5-0 with three knockouts in 2018, and in his last fight, Oct. 13 on the ESPN-televised undercard of the Terence Crawford-Jose Benavidez Jr. main event, he knocked down Viorel Simion three times en route to a first-round TKO. Simion, 21-2 entering the fight, had never been knocked down as a pro.

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