Former World Champion Heads to Los Angeles Today
for WBC Super Welterweight Matchup against Jermell Charlo Saturday live on SHOWTIME® from the Staples Center in Los Angeles
The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/PT and is headlined by the featherweight world championship rematch between Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares.
In Trout’s words, this fight is finishing the mission. Spiritually centered and in his prime physical condition, it is, in his own words, his time.
“People are underestimating me and overlooking me,” said Trout. “I earned and continue to earn respect in this sport and my competition can choose to ignore it or acknowledge it. I’ve beaten champions and taken titles. I’ve lost in controversial decisions to champions like Canelo. This is my time. Don’t underestimate the power I bring to boxing as well as the international competitors I’ve already stepped into the ring against and beaten.”
After his October fight against Jarrett Hurd and February’s unanimous decision victory over Juan De Angel, this WBC title bout, in Trout’s words, is the fight that no one saw coming.
“The Hurd fight was the danger fight,” he said of his October 2017 match. “It was part of the process of knocking out the ring rust, and De Angel was part of that as well. Everything I do or don’t do is circumstantial. Because of the layoffs, it’s been challenging; now I’m back on track timing wise and I plan on changing boxing’s plans for me. I’m not sitting back and waiting.
“I started boxing as a kid to stand up for people that were being disrespected, and as an adult I continue to do that in the ring.”
A long time top ten and former #2 in the 154-pound division by Ring magazine, Trout will be once against be working with D.C. based world champion trainer Barry Hunter, to whom his longtime cornerman, Louie Burke, worked as an assistant.
“We are calling this fight ‘finishing the mission.’ I’m squarely in a dangerous division that’s full of talent. It’s one of the top divisions in my opinion. Everyone’s a killer including myself. It has the perfect balance of speed and power. This is where I excel, plus I have the brain.”
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El Club Pumas informa que Leandro Augusto es el nuevo Director Deportivo
El Club Universidad Nacional, A.C., informa que Leandro Augusto es el nuevo Director Deportivo para atender todos los asuntos del primer equipo.
Después de su retiro como futbolista, Leandro Augusto se ha mantenido ligado a la institución en distintos ámbitos, tanto deportivos -como auxiliar técnico- como en puestos directivos. Le deseamos éxito en este nuevo cargo a quien fue campeón de liga con nuestros Pumas en cuatro ocasiones.
The Homecoming: Regis Prograis Meets New Orleans Media
Prograis to defend WBC Super Lightweight Diamond belt against Juan Jose Velasco at Lakefront Arena
LIVE on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, Saturday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. ET
It was a star-studded afternoon featuring New Orleans dignitaries, including the city’s mayor, LaToya Cantrell.
This is what Prograis and his promoter, Lou Dibella, had to say.
“Boxing is not as big in New Orleans because the kids don’t see it. I want to be the person that they see, that they know they have a champion in New Orleans. Boxing is big right now in New York and Las Vegas, but I’m telling you that I’m going to change it. It’s going to boost the economy and everybody in the world will come back to New Orleans. Ali fought here, Duran fought here, Sugar Ray Leonard fought here and I’m going to bring it back. I’d like to thank everybody for coming. One of the main things you can do if you want to bring big time boxing back to New Orleans is come to the fight on July 14. That’s all you have to do, come to the fight.”
“Every time I think of New Orleans, I think of its culture and the people. There is a such a strong culture in New Orleans and our fans are so loyal. The Saints can lose every game, and we’re still going to be in the Superdome every weekend. I just want to inspire the kids.”
“Since I signed Regis, he’s wanted to fight here. This was the right moment. Regis wants to be a great champion. Regis wants to be a unified champion. Regis wants to be a Hall of Fame fighter. He wants all those things. He also wants to be a leader in New Orleans, he really does. He wants to influence kids in New Orleans. He wants to be influential.”
“I have so much respect for Regis, not only as an athlete but as a person. He’s all about this city.”
“We’re very grateful to have this tremendous support from the city of New Orleans for this
event and honored to have Mayor LaToya Cantrell join us today.”
Top Rank Signs Super Bantamweight Contender
Carlos Castro to Multi-Year Promotional Agreement
LAS VEGAS (June 1, 2018) – Undefeated super bantamweight contender Carlos Castro has signed a multi-year promotional agreement with Top Rank, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced today. Castro, a 24-year-old resident of Phoenix, Arizona, has a record of 20-0 with nine knockouts and is the current WBC USNBC super bantamweight champion.
“I am very proud of this achievement. I know that signing with Top Rank is a great opportunity for me and will bring other great opportunities to my career,” Castro said. “I am ready to continue developing my talent and demonstrate why Top Rank signed me.”
Castro was born in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico, and moved to Phoenix with his family when he was 2 years old. He had an extensive amateur career consisting of nearly 200 fights, and as a youngster, he won a pair of National Silver Gloves titles. Castro made his pro debut as an 18-year-old on June 16, 2012, winning a four-round unanimous decision over Tony Green at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix.
Castro has fought 16 of his 20 pro bouts at the Celebrity Theater, cultivating a loyal fan base in his hometown. He lives and trains in Phoenix under the guidance of Angel Soto, who has been his trainer since he was 10 years old.
Castro took a big step up in competition in September 2016 against longtime contender Jorge Diaz, stopping Diaz in the opening round. He went 2-0 in 2017, shutting out Juan Palacios over eight rounds in April and knocking out Basilio Nieves in the fourth round in October.
In his last bout, on Feb. 24 in Phoenix, Castro knocked out Alexis Santiago in the 10th and final round after Santiago’s corner threw in the towel. It was the first time Santiago (21-5-1 entering the fight) had been knocked out as a pro.
Castro’s first fight under the Top Rank banner will be announced soon.
Under the Knife: Lomachenko Shoulder Surgery Successful
The WBA and Ring Magazine lightweight champion is eyeing a 2018 return
LOS ANGELES (May 30, 2018) – Vasiliy Lomachenko underwent arthroscopic surgery Wednesday morning at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder suffered during the second round of his May 12 bout against Jorge Linares. The surgery, performed by world-renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache, will preclude Lomachenko from fighting Aug. 25 as originally scheduled. Lomachenko will begin the recovery process immediately and is hopeful that he will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) and Ring Magazine lightweight titles before the end of the year.
Said Dr. ElAttrache: “Vasiliy had the anticipated injuries in his right shoulder, resulting from a dislocation event that he sustained during his fight on May 12. In particular, he had an extensive labral tear, approximately 270 degrees with a small amount of cartilage damage and a bone impaction injury, all resulting in instability of the shoulder. He underwent an arthroscopic repair of the labrum as anticipated with no complications. Based on the result of the surgical repair, we are optimistic for an excellent prognosis and for him to return to competition at his previous level of performance.”