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®

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

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

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

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

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

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Teofimo López regresa el 8 de diciembre

Nov 7, 2018

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

Además, el debut profesional del ex olímpico italiano Guido Vianello

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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OSCAR ‘EL JAGUAR’ NEGRETE AND JOSHUA ‘THE PROFESSOR’ FRANCO BATTLE TO DRAW

Oct 5, 2018
OSCAR ‘EL JAGUAR’ NEGRETE AND JOSHUA ‘THE PROFESSOR’ FRANCO BATTLE TO DRAW IN MAIN EVENT OF GOL DEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN
DANIELITO ZORRILLA STOPS DAKOTA LINGER IN CO-MAIN EVENT FROM THE HANGAR AT THE OC FAIR & EVENT CENTER
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
(ABOVE, L-R: Joshua Franco and Oscar Negrete fought to a split draw in the main event of 
Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN on Oct. 4 at the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center)
COSTA MESA, Calif. (Oct. 4 , 2018): Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (18-1-1, 7 KOs) of Tierraalta, Colombia and Joshua “The Professor” Franco (14-1-1, 7 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas fought to a ten-round split draw in the main event of the Oct. 4 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. Negrete retained his NABF Bantamweight Title in a hard-fought fight in which both men threw over 1,000 punches. Each fighter received a score of 96-94, while one judge scored it a 95-95, resulting in a split draw.
“It was a great fight, but I felt I won,” said Oscar Negrete. “He [Franco] threw a lot of punches, but I blocked most of them. To tell the truth, it made me uncomfortable when he threw a lot and then suddenly clinched. He’s very talented. I give him my respect. He is a warrior. It ended in a draw, but we’ll see if we get the rematch.”
“I can’t complain. It was a close fight,” said Joshua Franco. “I landed the better shots and hurt him with clean punches. He kept throwing and throwing, which is not what I expected, but I adjusted. I would love a rematch.”
In the co-main, Danielito Zorrilla (9-0, 8 KOs) of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico stopped Dakota Linger (10-1-2, 6 KOs) of Buckhannon, West Virginia at 2:59 of the third round of a super lightweight bout originally slated for eight rounds.
“I did well and fought calmly, like a professional,” said Danielito Zorrilla. “I was comfortable and worked well. I have to talk to my promoter to see what’s next, but I want to fight before the year ends.”
Jousce Gonzalez (8-0-1, 8 KOs) of Glendora, California and Ivan Delgado (12-1-2, 5 KOs) of South Central fought to a six-round majority draw in a super featherweight clash. One judge scored the fight 58-56 in favor of Delgado, which was overruled by two scores of 57-57.
“It was a good fight, but I won,” said Jousce Gonzalez. He’s a tough fighter, but I felt I landed more shots and controlled the fight at a distance.”
“I felt I did enough to win,” said Ivan Delgado. “He missed most shots, while landed harder and cleaner punches.”
Carlos Caraballo (9-0, 9 KOs) of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico defeated Felipe Rivas (17-22-4, 11 KOs) of Nogales, Mexico via KO at 1:47 of the sixth-round a bantamweight battle scheduled for six rounds.
“I did a good job and finished matters in the last round,” said Carlos Caraballo. “He did his job. He came out hard and he worked, but I did enough to make the referee end the fight.”
Negrete vs. Franco was a 10-round fight for the NABF Bantamweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event was sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,”  Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle,”and Venom. The event took place on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 at The Hangar at The OC Fair and Event Center.
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UFC® RETURNS TO WOWOW WITH BIGGEST MMA EVENT OF THE YEAR

Oct 5, 2018

UFC® RETURNS TO WOWOW WITH BIGGEST MMA EVENT OF THE YEAR, UFC® 229: KHABIB vs. MCGREGOR

UFC and WOWOW sign new broadcast deal that will bring live events to fans in Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN – UFC® today confirmed that it will return to WOWOW, the Premium Pay TV network, the UFC’s original home in Japan.  Broadcast begins this week and kicks off with the biggest global Mixed Martial Arts event of the year, UFC® 229: KHABIB vs. MCGREGOR, presented by Harley-Davidson.  In the main event, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0, fighting out of Dagestan, Russia) battles former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor (21-3, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland) which will be streamed live on WOWOW Members On-Demand on Sunday, October 7 starting at 11:00am JST.

“We are thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship with WOWOW, reuniting the most established Pay TV broadcaster in Japan, with the premier MMA promotion in the world,” said UFC Vice President APAC, Kevin Chang. “We’d like to welcome our loyal fans back with the biggest event in MMA history, UFC 229.”

In Japan, WOWOW will offer the exclusive live transmission of UFC’s Pay-Per-View (PPV) events, such as UFC 229.  UFC in conjunction with WOWOW will be providing fans in Japan a home to watch the most anticipated events of the year. Subscribers to the channel can watch the program live and later on VOD via WOWOW Members On-Demand and WOWOW.

UFC provides English-speaking fans around the world access to live events, fights on demand and original content through the dedicated OTT platform, UFC FIGHT PASS® .

“WOWOW UFC fans have been eagerly waiting the return of UFC to WOWOW. I would like to thank UFC on behalf of those loyal fans. Welcome back!” said WOWOW Inc. President, Akira Tanaka.

 

UFC’s commitment to the Asia-Pacific region is driving exponential brand growth with increases seen in fandom, live events and athletes as the organization continues its investment across the MMA ecosystem. This week UFC will also launch a dedicated podcast in Japan called, Who Is UFC. The new show will be hosted by MMA super fans Mitsunori Fukuda and Maki Nishiyama, each week the hosts will welcome a celebrity guest to talk about everything UFC. This week Fukuda-san and Maki-san will welcome MMA athlete and commentator, Kenji Osawa as their very first guest.  Fans can tune in via UFC’s digital platforms, for more information visit Facebook.com/UFC.jp, Line: @UFCJapan, Youtube.com/UFCJapan and Twitter: UFC_JP

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Devin Haney Now Ranked WBA #8, World Title Shot Right Around The Corner

Oct 5, 2018

DEVIN “THE DREAM” HANEY NOW WORLD RANKED #8 BY THE WBA, WORLD TITLE SHOT RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER

LAS VEGAS, NV (October 5, 2018) – Undefeated phenom, Devin “The Dream” Haney(20-0, 13 KOs), is making noise in the lightweight division as the 19-year-old fighter is now ranked #8 by the WBA after his 10-round unanimous decision win over Juan Carlos Burgos (33-3-2, 21 KOs) last Friday night on ShoBox: The Next Generation, broadcast worldwide by Showtime.
Haney, a blue-chip prospect, dominated the former three-time world title challenger Burgos in their recent clash. The impressive feat has many fans and media members alike clamoring for Haney to be in contention for a world title shot.
“I believe in my skill and speed, I am second to none,” said Haney. “I’m the next superstar in the sport. Right now, I am focused on each and every fight. The media and fans can bring up exciting fights for me to take or even mention my name amongst world champions, but the main goal for me is to focus on the fights presented in front of me.”
Haney, who is not just a world title contender, but also a promoter, who promoted his fight last Friday night on Showtime under his promotional banner, Devin Haney Promotions.
“I am doing things differently than others my age,” Haney continued. “I am a promoter and a world-class fighter, so it is important that I stay very focused. I’m knocking on the doorstep of a world title. My time is coming.”
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