Valdez and Sanchez Promise Featherweight Fireworks in Reno on Saturday

Jun 7, 2019

Presser Notes and Quotes: Featherweight World Champion Oscar Valdez Ready for Title Defense Against Fellow Unbeaten Jason Sanchez

Battle of unbeatens headlines Top Rank on ESPN card SATURDAY at Reno-Sparks Convention Center beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

Undercard begins at 7:30 p.m ET/4:30 p.m. PT on ESPN+

(Photo Credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank)

 RENO, Nev. (June 6, 2019) –  Oscar Valdez is set to make the sixth defense of his WBO world featherweight title, and for the third time during his title reign, he will be facing an unbeaten challenger.

Valdez (25-0, 20 KOs), the pride of Nogales, Mexico, will defend his belt against upstart Jason Sanchez (14-0, 7 KOs) Saturday evening from the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada. Sanchez is an Albuquerque product who has upset the odds before.

In the eight-round lightweight co-feature, 19-year-old sensation Gabriel Flores Jr. (13-0, 6 KOs) – 35 days removed from his last bout – will fight Salvador Briceno (15-3, 9 KOs). Valdez-Sanchez and Flores-Briceno will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

Valdez is now two fights removed from the severely broken jaw he suffered in March of last year against an over-the-weight Scott Quigg. Sanchez burst onto the boxing scene last October, upsetting then-unbeaten Jean Carlos Rivera via 10-round decision in Panama City, Panama. But Sanchez, who received this title shot on a little more than a month’s notice, is ready to tackle the long odds yet again. Valdez bounced back from the broken jaw Feb. 2 in Frisco, Texas, knocking out Carmine Tommasone in seven rounds. 

Two days before the bright lights, Valdez, Sanchez, and Flores met the media at the final press conference. This is what they had to say.

Oscar Valdez

On his second camp with trainer Eddy Reynoso

“We’ve worked very hard in the gym. He’s put the time in. That’s one of the first things I thought could happen knowing he trains Canelo Alvarez, that I might not get the time I deserve in the gym to keep on improving. But on the contrary. We’ve been working very hard. Eddy has been 100 percent dedicated to me, and I can just say thank you to him for putting that time in, him and my father, my manager Frank Espinoza, my whole team.”

“I know Jason Sanchez. I know he’s a tough fighter, and I treat him with as much respect as any fighter out there. A lot of people might not know who he is. Unfortunately, in the boxing world, if you don’t know the opponent, they automatically think it’s an easy fight like he’s a bum, a walk in the park, a sack of potatoes, whatever anybody wants to call it. But I don’t see that. I see a young, hungry fighter with the same dream as any other fighter wants to have, which is become a world champion. I have that target on my back. I take no fighter lightly. I see Jason Sanchez as a strong opponent, and I’m going to do my best to win.”

“I don’t plan on leaving this belt anytime soon. I want to move and improve to bigger and better things. Right now, I got only one guy on my radar, which is Jason Sanchez. I got much respect for him and his team, but once the bell rings, all of that is over. We have to give a good fight for the crowd, for the fans all over the world that are watching. That’s what we plan to do, so I’m very excited for this fight, to be honest.”

“I expect the best from every fighter. I saw him when he fought Jean Carlos Rivera, the Puerto Rican. He put up a good fight. Congratulations to him for his career. He’s doing great. This is a dream every fighter has, fighting for a world title. That only makes me more disciplined in the gym. I work very hard in the gym because I worked hard to get here, and I don’t plan on leaving any time soon. I’m taking this belt back to Mexico.”

Jason Sanchez

“There’s been so much going on {since the Rivera fight}, but it’s awesome. I’ve been working hard. I’m ready.”

“We knew beating Jean Carlos Rivera would mean we’d get more opportunities for more stuff. And, yes, sure enough.”

On getting the call to fight Valdez

“I was excited. We took the fight right away. He’s a tough guy. I’ve seen him fight before, but we’re ready.”

“I just need to fight hard and stay smart and active. Bringing the title home to Albuquerque would mean so much.”

Gabriel Flores Jr.

“Let’s keep the ball rolling. I feel good, I feel confident, and fighting under Oscar Valdez is a big opportunity. I’ve been in his training camp and everything, so it’s great to fight {on the same card} as him. I’m always in the gym. This is my life, day and night. This is what I do, so to fight again, I’m ready.”

On fighting in eight-rounders now

“More mitts, more rounds of sparring, more conditioning. It’s perfect because I’m still in shape from my last fight {May 4}, and we jumped right into training camp. I did enough six-rounders, and here’s the eight-rounder. We’re ready.”

ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

Oscar Valdez (champion) vs. Jason Sanchez (challenger), 12 rounds, Valdez’s WBO featherweight world title

Gabriel Flores Jr.  vs. Salvador Briceno, 8 rounds, lightweight

ESPN+, 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT

Michael Seals vs. Christopher Brooker, 10 rounds, light heavyweight

Robson Conceicao vs. Carlos Ruiz, 8 rounds, super featherweight

Diego Elizondo vs. Sergio Vega, 4 rounds, lightweight

JJ Mariano vs. William Flenoy, 4 rounds, super lightweight

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Let’s Get It On Promotions and Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, tickets for this world championship event priced at $103, $68 and $43 (including facility fees) are on sale now and can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com or in person at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa gift shop.

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El Takeover llegará a Maryland: Teofimo López enfrentará a Masayoshi Nakatani el 19 de julio

Jun 4, 2019
El Takeover llegará a Maryland: Teofimo López enfrentará a Masayoshi Nakatani el 19 de julio en un choque eliminatorio de peso ligero en el MGM National Harbor 

Además, el combate eliminatorio por el título Jr. Welter de la FIB
entre Maxim Dadashev y Subriel Matias.

EN VIVO y en exclusiva por ESPN+ comenzando a las 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

Taquillas salen a la venta este viernes, 7 de junio a las 10 a.m. ET y comienzan desde $25


Teofimo López está a una victoria de obtener la oportunidad de disputar un título que le permita cumplir su destino de coronarse campeón mundial. En su camino se encuentra el invicto japnés Masayoshi Nakatani, quien tiene la intención de estropear sus planes.

López y Nakatani se enfrentarán en un choque eliminatorio de título mundial peso ligero de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (FIB) el viernes 19 de julio en el MGM National Harbor en Oxon Hill, Maryland. El ganador del combate López vs. Nakatani será el retador obligatorio del vencedor de la pelea televisada por ESPN el 28 de junio entre el campeón de la FIB Richard Commey y el mexciano Ray Beltrán.

Además, en otra interesante batalla de invictos, Maxim “Mad Max” Dadashev enfrentará al golpeador puertorriqueño Subriel Matías en un combate eliminatorio de título junior welter de la FIB para el cinturón que actualmente tiene Josh Taylor.

Los combates Lopez-Nakatani y Dadashev-Matias se transmitirán en vivo por ESPN+, el servicio líder de transmisión de deportes múltiples, a partir de las 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT Los combatientes en esta doble cartelera especial tienen un récord combinado de 57-0 con 47 nocauts.

La cartelera completa, incluida la pelea de peso súperpluma a 10 asaltos entre el invicto Erick De Leon y el ex campeón mundial Jason Sosa, se transmitirá por ESPN+ a partir de las 6:30 p.m. ET / 3: 30 p.m. PT

En una promoción de Top Rank, los boletos para este evento de campeonato mundial a un precio de $100, $75, $50 y $25 (sin incluir las tarifas aplicables) saldrán a la venta este viernes 7 de junio a las 10 am ET y se pueden comprar en línea en ticketmaster.como en persona en MGM National Harbor.

“Estoy emocionado de regresar, especialmente para mi primera pelea como estelar, una de muchas por venir”, dijo López. “Después de Nakatani, me verás frente al ganador de Richard Commey y Ray Beltrán. Si creen que lo han visto todo, no lo han hecho. Mi objetivo es ser una estrella mundial, y Nakatani no me va a detener. Esperen otro nocaut espectacular, y tenga la seguridad de que tengo algo especial planeado para la celebración. Para esta pelea, estamos haciendo un campamento de entrenamiento de nueve semanas, y voy a estar en la mejor forma de mi carrera. ¡El Takeover llegará al MGM National Harbor! el19 de julio”.

López (13-0, 11 KOs), clasificado número 4 por la FIB, nació en Brooklyn, se crió en Florida y representó a la Honduras natal de sus padres en los Juegos Olímpicos de Río 2016. El ascensodeljoven de 21 años a los rangos profesionales ha sido meteórico, ya que hizo su debut en una cartelera de Manny Pacquiao en noviembre del 2016 y fue el Prospecto del Año del 2018. En el 2019, se graduó a la categoría de contendiente. Eliminó al ex retador al título mundial Diego Magdaleno en siete rondas brutales el 2 de febrero en Frisco, Texas. López regresó el 20 de abril como co-estelar de en el Pay-Per-View estelarizado por el choque titular entre Terence Crawford y Amir Khan en el Madison Square Garden. Emocionó a los fanáticos de su ciudad natal, derrotando al dos veces campeón de peso ligero europeo Edis Tatli en cinco rondas.

Nakatani (18-0, 12 KOs), de Osaka, Japón, ocupa el puesto número 3 de la FIB y ha superado la distancia de 12 asaltos cinco veces. Ha ocupado el título de peso ligero de la OBPF desde el 2014 y ha realizado 11 defensas exitosas de ese cinturón. Nakatani ha ganado cuatro peleas en fila por nocaut, y contra López, hará su primera aparición en un ring fuera de Japón.

Dadashev (13-0, 11 KOs) es un profesional de tres años que ha hecho una transición perfecta al juego profesional. Un ex destacado amateur para su Rusia natal, ganó 281 combates en los rangos no pagados antes de convertirse en profesional bajo la guía del famoso manager Egis Klimas. Dadashev tiene victorias sobre los ex campeones mundiales Antonio DeMarco y Darleys Pérez y ha ganado nueve de sus últimos diez combates por nocaut. Hizo su debut del 2019 el 23 de marzo en Costa Mesa, California, eliminando a Ricky Sismundo en cuatro rondas. Matías (13-0, 13 KOs), zurdo de Fajardo, Puerto Rico, ha superado su competencia con facilidad, ya que siete de sus peleas terminaron en la primera o segunda ronda. Hizo su debut en Estados Unidos en octubre pasado en Nueva Orleans, derrotando al ex retador al título mundial de dos divisiones, Fernando Saucedo, en un asalto.

“No importa contra quién peleo o dónde peleo. Estoy esperando la oportunidad frente a mí”, dijo Dadashev. “Matías es un peleador peligroso, pero estoy listo para lo que sea que él traiga. He lbatallado contra todo tipo de estilos como amateur y como profesional, y todas mis experiencias me han llevado a esta pelea”.

Sosa (22-3-4, 15 KOs), de Camden, Nueva Jersey, derrotó a Javier Fortuna en junio del 2016 para ganar el mundial súperpluma de la AMB. Hizo una defensa de título exitosa antes de entregar su cinturón al grande libra por libra Vasiliy Lomachenko. Sosa ha ganado un par de peleas desde una polémica derrota por decisión ante Yuriorkis Gamboa y sabe que una victoria sobre De León (19-0-1, 11 KOs) lo acercará a otra oportunidad de disputar un título mundial.

De Leon, fue uno de los mejores aficionados de Estados Unidos que ganó tres campeonatos nacionales consecutivos de Guantes de Oro (2009-11). Derrotó a Adrian Yung por decisión unánime en julio pasado en Nueva Orleans, ganando a pesar de lesionarse el hombro derecho en la primera ronda. De León regresó a la acción el 23 de marzo en Costa Mesa, California, eliminando a José Luis Gallegos en siete asaltos.

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Andy Vences estará en acción en la transmisión de las peleas preliminares del cartel Tyson Fury vs. Tom Schwarz

Jun 4, 2019

Andy Vences estará en acción en la transmisión de las peleas preliminares
del cartel Fury vs. Schwarz del 15 de junio por ESPN Deportes

Los combates Mikaela Mayer vs. Crespo y Andy Vences vs. Bell
estelarizarán la transmisisón de las preliminares del cartel Fury vs. Schwarz que comenzará a las  7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT por ESPN2 y ESPN Deportes

Taquillas comenzando desde $50 están disponibles en AXS.com

Un par de contendientes invictos de peso súperpluma tendrán la oportunidad de brillar en el escenario más grande del deporte. El mexicano Andy “El Tiburon” Vences defenderá su cinturón súperpluma del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB) ante el contendiente americano Albert “Prince” Bell el 15 de junio en el MGM Grand Garden Arena en las peleas preliminares del cartel Tyson Fury vs. Tom Schwarz.

Los combates Vences vs. Bell y Mikaela Mayer vs. Lizbeth Crespo estelarizarán la transmisión en vivo de las peleas preliminares del cartel Fury vs. Schwarz a partir de las 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT por  ESPN2 y ESPN Deportes.

Los choques estelares Fury vs.Schwarz y Jesse Hart vs. Sullivan Barrera se transmitirán por ESPN+ a partir de las 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT

Vences vs. Bell originalmente iba a tener lugar el 8 de junio en Reno, Nevada, en la cartelera de Oscar Valdez vs. Jason Sánchez, pero ambos peleaores están emocionados de mostrar sus talentos en Las Vegas. 
“Estábamos preparados para pelear el 8 de junio, así que esto no cambia nada. Sé que esta es una gran oportunidad y que una victoria sería enorme para mi carrera”, dijo Vences. “Puedo ver a Bell lastimado en esta pelea. Él es el único que se interpone en mi camino hacia una oportunidad por el título mundial. Él puede golpear y moverse todo lo que quiera, pero va a tomar mucho más que eso para obtener mi respeto”.

“Todo esto me da una semana extra para entrenar”, dijo Bell. “Estoy emocionado y soy afortunado de estar peleando en el MGM Grand en la misma cartelera que el campeón de peso pesado”.

Vences (22-0-1, 12 KOs), de San José, California, ha ganado dos combates en fila desde que empató contra Erick De Leon en la cartelera de Oscar Valdez vs. Scott Quigg el 10 de marzo del año pasado. Viene de obtener una decisión por unanimidad sobre Dardan Zenunaj el 10 de febrero en Fresno, California. Bell (14-0, 5 KOs) de Toledo, Ohio, nunca ha estado cerca de ser derrotado como profesional, pero dará un paso gigante en la competencia frente a Vences. Campeón de los Guantes de Oro del 2012 como aficionado, Bell peleó por última vez el 15 de febrero en Hinckley, Minnesota, logrando una victoria por decisión sobre el duradero Edward Kakembo.
SOBRE FURY VS. SCHWARZ
El choque FURY contra SCHWARZ, será una pelea a 12 asaltos por el campeonato lineal de peso pesado del mundo, y será presentada por Top Rank en asociación con Queens Warrbie Promotions de Frank Warren y SES Boxing, y está patrocinado por Geico.

FURY vs. SCHWARZ se llevará a cabo el sábado, 15 de junio, a partir de las 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT en  el MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA, y será producido por Top Rank y ESPN y transmitido en vivo por ESPN+.

Los boletos con un precio de $500, $300, $100 y $50 ya están a la venta, se pueden comprar en línea a través de AXS.com, se pueden cargar por teléfono al 866-740-7711 o en persona en cualquier taquilla de MGM Resorts.

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Use el hashtag #FurySchwarz para unirse a la conversación en las redes sociales.
Acerca de Top Rank
La innovación ha sido el estándar en Top Rank desde que fue establecida en 1966 por el promotor del Salón de la Fama, Bob Arum. Top Rank, la empresa de promoción lider  de la industria del boxeo, ha dado forma, desarrollado y promovido las carreras de las mejores superestrellas internacionales de pay-per-view y del Salón de la Fama, entre ellas Muhammad Ali, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hearns, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard, Aaron Pryor, Alexis Arguello, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Miguel Cotto, Erik Morales, Terence Crawford y Vasiliy Lomachenko.

Top Rank ha promovido algunas de las peleas más memorables en la historia del deporte, incluyendo 26 eventos de Ali, Leonard vs. Hearns, Pryor vs. Arguello, Duran vs. Leonard, Hagler vs. Hearns, Leonard vs. Hagler, Foreman vs. Holyfield, Morales contra Barrera, De La Hoya contra Trinidad y la pelea más lucrativa en la historia del boxeo, Mayweather contra Pacquiao. Además de las súper peleas mencionadas anteriormente, Top Rank posee una de las bibliotecas deportivas más grandes, que incluye casi 10,000 peleas.

Conocido por crear colaboraciones estratégicas entre atletas, patrocinadores y cadenas de televisión, Top Rank ha sido un arquitecto del crecimiento global del boxeo al organizar eventos de alto perfil en lugares emblemáticos de todo el mundo, como el Madison Square Garden, el MGM Grand Garden Arena, el Staples Center, Wembley Arena, Araneta Coliseum, The Venetian Macao, Yankee Stadium, Radio City Music Hall, The “Fabulous” Forum y AT&T Stadium. Top Rank también ha sido el líder dentro de la industria del boxeo en la creación de experiencias inolvidables en la arena para los fanáticos y en la adopción de los avances tecnológicos del siglo XXI para distribuir peleas de primera clase y programación de hombro en una variedad de plataformas.
Acerca de Queensberry Promotions
Queensberry Promotions es el vehículo promocional del promotor del Salón de la Fama, Frank Warren.

Frank Warren ha promovido algunos de los nombres más importantes del deporte del boxeo en sus más de 35 años de carrera, entre ellos el Príncipe Naseem Hamed, Joe Calzaghe, Mike Tyson, Frank Bruno y Ricky Hatton; así como las estrellas actuales Tyson Fury, Billy Joe Saunders, Josh Warrington y Carl Frampton.

Algunos de los eventos promovidos por Frank Warren durante su ilustre carrera incluyen: Frank Bruno vs Oliver McCall en Wembley Stadium, David Haye vs Dereck Chisora en Upton Park, Ricky Hatton vs Kostya Tszyu en Manchester Arena, Prince Naseem Hamed vs Kevin Kelley en Madison Square Garden y Joe Calzaghe vs Mikkel Kessler en el Millennium Stadium de Cardiff.

Queensberry Promotions tiene un acuerdo exclusivo a largo plazo en el Reino Unido para promover eventos de boxeo en BT Sport, la plataforma de transmisión deportiva del gigante de las telecomunicaciones BT.

Acerca de MTK Global
MTK Global es la empresa de manejo más importante del mundo. Con sede en Dubai, Emiratos Árabes Unidos, fue fundada en septiembre del 2012 por el dos veces campeón de boxeo europeo, Matthew Macklin.

MTK Global ofrece una amplia gama de soporte y servicios que incluyen desarrollo profesional, legal, medios de comunicación, avales y patrocinios a más de cien peleadores profesionales. Ofrece espectáculos de boxeo, eventos y gimnasios de entrenamiento en varios lugares del mundo: Marbella, España, Londres, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Reino Unido, Johannesburgo, Sudáfrica, Sta. Catarina, Brasil y Sydney, Australia.

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SENIESA ‘SUPERBAD’ ESTRADA SE MIDE ANTE LA EX RETADORA AL CAMPEONATO MUNDIAL GRETCHEN ‘CHEN CHEN’ ABANIEL

Jun 4, 2019

SENIESA ‘SUPERBAD’ ESTRADA SE MIDE ANTE LA EX RETADORA AL CAMPEONATO MUNDIAL GRETCHEN ‘CHEN CHEN’ ABANIEL EN EL DUELO ESTELAR DE GOLDEN BOY DAZN THURSDAY NIGHT FIGHTSJUEVES 13 DE JUNIO EN EL AVALON HOLLYWOOD 

¡Los Boletos Están a la Venta!LOS ÁNGELES, California 31 de mayo de 2019.

 Seniesa “Superbad” Estrada (16-0, 6 nocáuts) enfrentará la prueba mas difícil de su carrera cuando defienda su titulo minimosca Plata del CMBante la ex retadora al campeonato mundial Gretchen “Chen Chen” Abaniel (18-10, 6 nocáuts) en el evento estelar a 10 asaltos de Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights.La cartelera se efectuará el jueves 13 de junio desde el Avalon Hollywood. Los combates serán transmitidos en vivo en  RingTV.com y en Facebook Watch a través de la Pagina de Golden Boy Fight Night iniciando a las 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. La serie también estará disponible en cadenas deportivas regionales en toda la nación. Estrada, nativa del este de Los Ángeles, California, capturó múltiples títulos como amateur antes de iniciar su carrera profesional en el 2011. Desde entonces, la púgil de 26 años de edad se ha convertido en uno de los nombres mas grandes del boxeo femenil, peleando en importantes carteleras en el sur de California y en México, donde capturó un titulo regional en noviembre de 2018.  Estrada tiene planes de dirimir una corona mundial en el futuro, pero primero tendrá que pasar por la experimentada Abaniel. “Gretchen Abaniel tiene mucha experiencia y se ha enfrentado a ex campeonas mundiales y actuales monarcas mundiales”, dijo Seniesa Estrada. “Sé que viene a ganar y que brindará una gran pelea, pero estoy lista para nulificar las cosas que ella hace efectivamente. La he estado estudiando, y estoy lista mental y físicamente para obtener el triunfo frente a una multitud de mis aficionados. Estoy contenta de pelear en casa y ya no puedo esperar para brindar un espectáculo para todos quienes estarán presentes o desde su hogar observando por televisión”, puntualizó. Abaniel es una ex retadora al campeonato mundial, y es originaria de Palawan, Filipinas. La aguerrida pugilista de 33 años de edad ha peleado por un titulo mundial en varias ocasiones y enfrentado a las mejores peleadores de las divisiones mínimo y supermosca.  “Soy una persona muy motivada y trabajadora”, dijo Gretchen Abaniel. “El deseo fuerte que yo tengo me ha ayudado para hacer realidad mis sueños. He estado esperando por esta oportunidad de ser parte de una cartelera de Golden Boy. Le doy gracias a Dios y a Golden Boy por ser parte de esta función. Prometo dar una gran pelea”, finalizó.
El explosivo contendiente armenioAzat “Crazy A” Hovhannisyan (16-3, 13 nocáuts) peleará contra Glen Porras (32-8, 20 nocáuts) de Cotabato, Filipinas en un duelo a 10 asaltos en peso supergallo. Carlos Caraballo (11-0, 11 nocáuts) de Ponce, Puerto Rico tendrá acción a ocho giros en peso gallo frente a un oponente por determinar. Christian “Chimpa” González (19-3, 15 nocáuts) de Buena Park, California realizará su anticipado retorno en un choque a ocho episodios en peso ligero ante César Valenzuela (14-6-1, 5 nocáuts) de Phoenix, Arizona. David “Junebug” Mijares (7-0, 3 nocáuts) de Pasadena, California competirá en una batalla a seis asaltos en peso ligero ante un rival por confirmar.Pat Manuel (1-0) de Duarte, California. abrirá la explosiva velada en un duelo a cuatro asaltos en peso superpluma. Estrada vs. Abaniel es un duelo a 10 asaltos por el título minimosca Plata de presentado por Golden Boy. El evento es patrocinado por Tecate,“THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING.” Los combates se llevarán a cabo el jueves 13 de junio de 2019 en el Avalon Hollywood. Los combates serán transmitidos en vivo en  RingTV.com y en Facebook Watch a través de la Pagina de Golden Boy Fight Night iniciando a las 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. La serie también estará disponible en cadenas deportivas regionales en toda la nación. Para ver cuando y donde la serie estará disponible en su área, apriete aquí.

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June 8: Gabriel Flores Jr.—Salvador Briceno Clash in Lightweight Co-Feature on Oscar Valdez-Jason Sanchez Top Rank on ESPN Card

Jun 4, 2019

June 8: Gabriel Flores Jr.—Salvador Briceno Clash in Lightweight Co-Feature on Oscar Valdez-Jason Sanchez Top Rank on ESPN Card

Live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

Andy Vences-Albert Bell super featherweight bout to headline ESPN+ stream beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT

 Gabriel Flores Jr., the 19-year-old pride of Stockton, California, had the night of his boxing life May 4 at Stockton Arena. More than 10,000 fans packed the venue, as Flores knocked out Eduardo Pereira Reis in three raucous rounds, establishing himself as the sport’s youngest hometown ticket-seller.

Flores will return June 8 against Salvador Briceno in an eight-round lightweight bout, which will be the ESPN-televised co-feature to Oscar Valdez’s WBO featherweight world title defense against fellow unbeaten Jason Sanchez at Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

Valdez-Sanchez and Flores-Briceno will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

The entire undercard will stream live on ESPN+, the leading multi-sport streaming service, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.

“I am excited to be back on ESPN, and once again, Stockton will be in the building,” Flores said. “Briceno is the toughest fight of my career, but I rise to the level of my opposition. I only fought a few weeks ago, so I am sharp and ready to put on another highlight-reel showing for the fans watching on ESPN.”

“Trust me when I say that Flores has never faced anyone like me,” Briceno said. “I am coming to Reno intent on putting on a great performance. Flores probably thinks I am a stop on the way to bigger things, but his team made the wrong decision in picking me.”

Flores (13-0, 6 KOs) signed with Top Rank at 16 years old and made his pro debut on May 5, 2017, four days after his 17th birthday. His pro debut took place at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, a second-round TKO over Devon Jones. Flores went 6-0 in 2018 and will be making his third ring appearance of 2019. Briceno (15-3, 9 KOs) has fought as high as 140 pounds and is a heavy puncher whose last four victories have come via stoppage.

The ESPN+ undercard is scheduled to include the following bouts:

  • Andy Vences (22-0-1, 12 KOs), one of the super featherweight division’s top contenders, will defend his WBC Continental Americas belt against fellow unbeaten Albert Bell (14-0, 5 KOs) in a 10-rounder that will thrust the winner into the world title conversation. Vences has made no secret of his desire to fight newly minted WBO champion Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring. 
  • Robson Conceicao (12-0, 6 KOs), who captured Brazil’s first Olympic boxing gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will take on Carlos Ruiz (16-6-2, 6 KOs) in an eight-round super featherweight bout. Conceicao last fought March 31 in Mangaratiba, Brazil, where he scored a first-round TKO.
  • Diego Elizondo (2-0-1, 0 KOs), who hails from Carson City, Nevada, will look to get back in the win column versus Sacramento product Sergio Vega (2-0, 2 KOs) in a four-round lightweight shootout.
  • Big-punching light heavyweight Michael Seals (22-2, 16 KOs) will fight Philadelphia native Christopher Brooker (14-6, 5 KOs) in a 10-rounder. Brooker is coming off an upset win over Lanell Bellows (18-2-2 at the time) last September in Las Vegas. 
  • Reno native J.J. Mariano will make his pro debut in a four-round welterweight contest against William Flenoy (pro debut), 
  • Dmitry Yun, a former Russian amateur standout, will make his pro debut in a six-round lightweight bout against an opponent to be named. 

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Let’s Get It On Promotions and Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, tickets for this world championship event priced at $103, $68 and $43 (including facility fees) are on sale now and can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com or in person at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa gift shop.

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Jesse Hart-Sullivan Barrera Light Heavyweight Clash Set for Fury-Schwarz Co-Feature at MGM Grand

May 31, 2019

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Fury-Schwarz and Hart-Barrera to stream LIVE and exclusively on ESPN+ starting at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST

Mikaela Mayer, Guido Vianello and Sonny Conto to see action on ESPN2/ESPN Deportes undercard broadcast beginning at 7:00 p.m. EST/4:00 p.m. PST

Tickets starting at $50 available now at AXS.com

LAS VEGAS (May 29, 2019) — Jesse “Hollywood” Hart and Sullivan Barrera understand high stakes and are coming to Las Vegas, intent on cashing in with a potential world title shot on the line. Hart and Barrera will square off in a 10-round light heavyweight bout Saturday, June 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Hart-Barrera will serve as the co-feature to lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s title defense against unbeaten German challenger Tom Schwarz.

Fury-Schwarz and Hart-Barrera will stream live in the United States exclusively on ESPN+ — the leading multi-sport streaming service – beginning at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST.

The undercard will be televised on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes beginning at 7:00 p.m. EST/4:00 p.m. PST and will showcase undefeated 2016 Olympian Mikaela Mayer (10-0, 4 KOs), who will fight former world title challenger Lizbeth Crespo (13-4, 3 KOs) in a 10-round super featherweight bout.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions and SES Boxing, tickets priced at $500, $300, $100 and $50 are on sale now can be purchased online through axs.com, charge by phone at 866-740-7711 or in person at any MGM Resorts box office.

On June 15, I’m coming to knock him out,” Hart said. “I refuse to lose. This is a legacy fight. I want the big names. I need a big name, and Barrera is the name. I don’t want to just win and coast to some boring decision. I’m coming to prove to the world that I can fight with these bigger guys. After I knock Barrera out, I’m coming for all the champions. The light heavyweights better watch out because ‘Hollywood’ Hart is here.”

“I am excited to face Jesse Hart, a great fighter who has also been in there with world champions,” Barrera said. “This is a must-win fight. Simple as that. Camp has been great for me, and I am looking forward to June 15. It’s going to be a great card, and I am going to show everyone in Las Vegas and watching on ESPN+ what I’m truly made of.”

Hart (25-2, 21 KOs) had two cracks at the WBO super middleweight world title, losing a pair of close decisions to longtime champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez. The Ramirez rematch, which took place last December in Corpus Christi, Texas, was a bruising affair that saw Hart rally in the second half before losing a majority decision. Eleven of Hart’s last 12 victories have come via knockout, and he hopes to carry that power up to the light heavyweight ranks. The Philadelphia native fought on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao undercard in 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, knocking out Mike Jimenez in six rounds.

Barrera (22-2, 14 KOs), from Cuba, defected to the United States in 2009 and turned pro later that year. The Miami-based bruiser won the first 17 bouts of his career before dropping a decision to pound-for-pound great Andre Ward. A perennial contender, Barrera holds victories over Joe Smith Jr., Vyacheslav Shabranskyy, Karo Murat and former super middleweight world champion Jeff Lacy. He challenged Dmitry Bivol for a light heavyweight world title last year and fought valiantly before being stopped in the 12th and final round.

Mayer is one of female boxing’s rising stars and has dominated her opposition as a professional. She went 6-0 in 2018, winning the NABF belt on August 25 with a shutout decision over the previously undefeated Vanessa Bradford. She made her 2019 debut February 15 in Hinckley, Minnesota, outclassing Yareli Larios over eight rounds. Crespo fought IBF featherweight world champion Jennifer Han in February 2018, dropping a tightly contested unanimous decision.

“It’s been a dream of mine to see women fighting alongside marquee names like Tyson Fury, and I’m grateful to be fighting at the MGM Grand on June 15,” Mayer said. “There’s still a lot the world hasn’t seen when it comes to my style and I’m ready to show everyone something special.”

In addition to Mayer-Crespo, the ESPN2/ESPN Deportes undercard broadcast will also include the following fights:

  • Guido “The Gladiator” Vianello (3-0, 3 KOs), a 6-foot-6 heavyweight who represented his native Italy at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will return in a six-rounder.
     
  • Featherweight Isaac Lowe (17-0-3, 6 KOs), a stablemate of Fury’s, will fight an opponent to be named in a 10-rounder.
     
  • Top super middleweight prospect Cem “Champ” Kilic (13-0, 8 KOs) will see action in an eight-rounder against an opponent to be determined.
     
  • Sonny Conto (2-0, 2 KOs), as big-punching heavyweight from Philadelphia, will make his Las Vegas debut in a four-rounder. Conto’s two professional fights — both first-round knockouts — have lasted a total of 3:30.
     
  • German heavyweight prospect Peter Kadiru (3-0, 1 KO) will fight an opponent to be named in a six-rounder.

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+® TICKETS GO ON SALE

May 31, 2019

Las Vegas – The Golden 1 Center in Sacramento prepares to host its second UFC event as the promotion returns to the capital of California for the first time in over two years on July 13. The show will feature an action-packed card with top contenders and hometown favorites in what will be a can’t-miss night for fight fans. The main event is still to be announced.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+® will stream live from Golden 1 Center exclusively on ESPN+ at 5 p.m. PT on Saturday, July 13 (in both English and Spanish), with the prelims kicking off at 2 p.m. PT. Doors open at 1 p.m. PT.

Sacramento’s own Team Alpha Male will have a strong presence on this card, as longtime members Josh EmmettAndre Fili and Darren Elkins, among others, will look to put on impressive performances in front of their hometown fans. No. 8 ranked featherweight contender Emmett (14-2, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) looks to work his way back into the top-5 rankings by taking out No. 9 ranked Mirsad Bektic(13-1, fighting out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada). Fan favorite Fili (19-6, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) competes at home for the first time in over six years as he battles Brazilian standout Sheymon Moraes(11-3, fighting out of Los Angeles, Calif.). No. 14 ranked featherweight Elkins (25-7, fighting out of Portage, Ind.) aims to bounce back into the win column by being the first person to KO Jiu Jitsu phenom Ryan Hall(7-1, fighting out of Falls Church, Va.).

Announced bouts on the card include:

  • No. 11 ranked women’s strawweight contender Cynthia Calvillo (8-1, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) looks to defend her spot in the rankings against former Invicta FC strawweight champion Livinha Souza (12-1, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • Exciting lightweights clash as Beneil Dariush(16-4-1, fighting out of Yorba Linda, Calif.) and Drakker Klose(10-1, fighting out of Glendale, Ariz.) both aim to extend their win streaks to three-in-a-row
  • Olympic wrestling silver medalist and No. 10 ranked women’s bantamweight contender Sara McMann (11-5, fighting out of Gaffney, S.C.) returns to action against former UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano (5-2, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.)
  • International middleweights hunt for their first wins of 2019 as Marvin Vettori(12-4-1, fighting out of Mezzocorona, Italy) battles Cezar Ferreira(14-7, fighting out of Miami, Fla. by way of Ibitinga, Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • Light heavyweight knockout artists go to war as Gian Villante (17-11, fighting out of Bellmore, N.Y.) aims to take out Mike Rodriguez (10-3, fighting out of South Easton, Massachusetts)
  • Dana White Contender Series signee Karl Roberson(7-2, fighting out of Neptune, N.J.) expects a standup battle when he meets John Phillips (21-9, fighting out of Swansea, Wales) in the UFC
  • Top Chinese prospect Pingyuan Liu (12-5, fighting out of Henan, China) intends to remain undefeated in the UFC when he meets Jonathan Martinez(10-2, fighting out of Plainview, Texas)
  • Team Alpha Male prospect Benito Lopez(9-1, fighting out of Oroville, Calif.) looks to bounce back from his first professional loss against Dana White Contender Series veteran Martin Day (8-3, fighting out of Kailua, Hawaii)

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.UFC.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

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Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+® go on sale Friday, May 31 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets are available for purchase online at ticketmaster.com. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, May 29 at 10 a.m. ET via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, May 30 starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

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Featherweight championship thriller headlines UFC 240 in Edmonton

May 29, 2019

FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP THRILLER BETWEEN (C) MAX HOLLOWAY AND (#4) FRANKIE EDGAR HEADLINES UFC® 240 IN EDMONTON

TICKETS FOR UFC® 240: HOLLOWAY vs. EDGAR AT ROGERS PLACE

GO ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 31

PRELIMINARY FIGHTS LIVE ON ESPN 2 AND ESPN DEPORTES

Edmonton, Canada – UFC® returns to Edmonton with a highly anticipated featherweight championship bout that will see titleholder and No. 5 ranked pound-for-pound fighter Max Holloway defend his belt against No. 4 ranked contender Frankie Edgar.

UFC® 240: HOLLOWAY vs. EDGAR takes place Saturday, July 27 at Rogers Place and will stream live nationally on Pay-Per-View exclusively through ESPN+ in the U.S. at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT in both English and Spanish.

ESPN+ is the exclusive provider of all UFC Pay-Per-View events to fans in the United States as part of an agreement announced last month and continuing through 2025.

Fans will be able to purchase UFC® 240: HOLLOWAY vs. EDGAR online at ESPNPlus.com/PPV and then will be able to watch it via the web or on the ESPN App on any connected device. ESPN+ is available as an integrated part of the ESPN app on all major mobile and connected TV devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire, Apple, Android, Chromecast, PS4, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, X Box One and more.

Preliminary fights will air nationally in English and Spanish on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes linear networks starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT with the early prelims simulcast on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+ at 6:15 p.m. ET/3:15 p.m. PT. 

Unbeaten at 145 pounds for almost six years, Holloway (20-4, fighting out of Waianae, Hawaii) has utilized dynamic striking to topple the featherweight elite. Over the course of his spectacular run, he has delivered thrilling stoppage wins against Jose Aldo (twice), Brian Ortega, Anthony Pettis and Cub Swanson. Originally scheduled to face Edgar on two previous occasions, Holloway aims to add another legend to his resume and stake his claim as the most dominant featherweight champion in UFC history.

A former lightweight champion, Edgar (23-6-1, fighting out of Toms River, N.J.) looks to join the short list of athletes who have won titles in two UFC divisions. Throughout his legendary career, he has netted spectacular victories over BJ Penn (three times), Cub Swanson (twice), Chad Mendes and Gray Maynard. With history in his sights, Edgar looks to become the first fighter to defeat Holloway at 145 pounds since 2013 and reach the top of the division.

UFC® 240: HOLLOWAY vs. EDGAR will mark the 30th UFC event in Canada, dating back to its inaugural fight card in the Great White North at UFC 83 in 2008. During this time the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization has staged thrilling cards from coast-to-coast in 11 different cities—Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Moncton, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • No. 7 ranked flyweight contender Alexis Davis (19-9, fighting out of San Jose, Calif. by way of Niagara Falls, Canada) looks to re-assert herself in the title picture against dangerous prospect Viviane Araujo (7-1, fighting out of Brasilia, Brazil)
  • No. 8 ranked Lauren Murphy (10-4, fighting out of Glendale, Ariz.) faces No. 12 Mara Romero Borella (13-5 1NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla. by way of Ponte dell’Olio, Italy) in a clash of flyweight contenders
  • Gillian Robertson (6-3 fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla. by way out Niagara Falls, Canada) goes for another impressive submission win against gritty Sarah Frota (9-1, fighting out of Balneario Camboriu, Brazil)
  • Erik Koch (15-6, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) makes his welterweight debut against Kyle Stewart (8-1, fighting out of Tempe, Ariz.)
  • More fights to be announced soon

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

Visit UFC.com for information and content to support your UFC coverage. Please click here to apply for the event.

Tickets for UFC® 240: HOLLOWAY vs. EDGAR go on sale Friday, May 31 at 10 a.m. MT. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.ca. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, May 29 at 10 a.m. MT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, May 30 starting at 10 a.m. MT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

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Jay Harris to Battle Angel Moreno for European Flyweight Title LIVE on ESPN+

May 29, 2019

Saturday: Jay Harris to Battle Angel Moreno for European Flyweight Title LIVE on ESPN+

Latest edition of #MTKFightNight to begin streaming at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT

 One of Wales’ premier talents, Jay Harris is ready to take the next step. The unbeaten Harris will battle former world title challenger Angel Moreno in a 12-rounder for the vacant European flyweight title Saturday from Vale Sports Arena in Cardiff, Wales.

Harris-Moreno will headline an #MTKFightNight card on ESPN+ — the leading multi-sport streaming service — Saturday, June 1, beginning at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT.

Harris (15-0, 8 KOs), from Swansea, Wales, is a six-year pro who captured Commonwealth flyweight honors in February 2017 with a hard-fought unanimous decision over Thomas Essomba. He defended that belt in November 2018, overcoming a cut left eye to knock out Ross Murray in the third round. Moreno (19-3-2, 6 KOs), from Madrid, Spain, is a former European flyweight champion who has fought at the upper reaches of the sport. He challenged WBC flyweight world champion Charlie Edwards on March 23, dropping a unanimous decision at Copper Box Arena in London.

In other action scheduled for the ESPN+ stream:

  • Craig Evans (19-2-2, 3 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBO European lightweight title in a rematch against Stephen Ormond (27-5, 13 KOs). The two locked horns in June 2017, as Evans knocked down Ormond twice in the 10thand final round of an action-packed fight to win a unanimous decision.
     
  • Sultan Zaurbek (6-0, 4 KOs), the big-punching southpaw lightweight prospect from Kazakhstan, will see action in a six-rounder against an opponent to be named. This will be the fourth bout of 2019 for Zaurbek, who was last seen knocking out Chenghong Tao in Dubai on April 5.
     
  • Zhankosh Turarov (22-0, 15 KOs) will return from a nearly two-year layoff to face Richmond Djarbeng (29-3-1, 23 KOs) in an eight-round super welterweight bout.

Use the hashtags #MTKFightNight and #HarrisMoreno to follow the action on social media.

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

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Today! GGG Los Angeles Media Day Preparing for 6/8 at MSG

May 28, 2019

GENNADIY “GGG” GOLOVKINAND JOHNATHON BANKS TO HOSTFIRST-EVER L.A. AREA MEDIA WORKOUT Today! Tuesday, May 28 at 12:30 p.m. PTChurchill Boxing Club in Santa Monica


        LOS ANGELES (May 27, 2019) — Boxing’s pound-for-pound superstar attraction GENNADIY “GGG” GOLOVKIN and his new trainer JOHNATHON BANKS are ready to show the fruit of their labor from their first camp together. With only a few days remaining before they head to New York, Golovkin and Banks will host their only media workout Tuesday, May 28, at Churchill Boxing Club (1630 21st St., Santa Monica, Calif. 90404).  The session will begin at 12:30 p.m. PT with interviews, followed by the workout.  Undefeated super middleweight contender Ali Akhmedov (14-0, 10 KOs), from Almaty, Kazakhstan, will also be working out.  Akhmedov will be featured on the Golovkin-Rolls undercard.        Boasting a resume that includes a record 20 consecutive middleweight title defenses (18 by way of knockout), Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs), from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, and Banks, a disciple of the legendary Emanuel Steward, have been training in the high altitude seclusion of Big Bear Lake, Calif. in preparation for bringing the Big Drama Show back to Madison Square Garden, for the first time in over two years, on Saturday, June 8.  Golovkin will go mano a mano, in a 12-round rumble, with undefeated Top-10 contender Steve Rolls (19-0, 10 KOs), who hails from Toronto.  The fight will be contested at a maximum weight of 164 lbs. and streamed live on DAZN.  Golovkin vs. Rolls kicks off the exclusive six-fight, three-year global partnership between GGG Promotions and DAZN, the world’s fastest-growing sports streaming platform.        Promoted by GGG Promotions, in association with DiBella Entertainment, remaining tickets to the latest action-packed episode of the Big Drama Show — the battle between Golovkin and Rolls — may be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008), and online at www.ticketmaster.com and www.msg.com.

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