GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN: LAMONT ROACH, JR. VS. REY PEREZ OFFICIAL WEIGHTS

Nov 30, 2017
LAMONT ROACH, JR. VS. REY PEREZ
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
 
MGM National Harbor
 
Oxon Hill, Maryland
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*Thomas Williams will be weighed in later this evening. 
 
Roach, Jr. vs. Perez is a 10-round lightweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions.The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy“Never Stop, Never Settle.” ESPN3 (English) and ESPN Deportes (Spanish) will transmit the fights live from MGM National Harbor at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. ESPN2 will air the fight at 11 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. PT.
Tickets for Roach, Jr. vs Perez are priced at $75 VIP, $75, $55 and $35, not including taxes or fees, and are on sale now. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the Ticketmaster Contact Center at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com and www.goldenboytickets.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.
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Dmitry Bivol Media Roundtable Recap

Nov 30, 2017

Recap: World of Boxing Hosts Media Roundtable with WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol at MSG

New York, NY:       On Saturday at Madison Square Garden, World of Boxing hosted a media roundtable withWBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol (12-0, 10 KOs). Bivol, the 26-year old from St. Petersburg, Russia by way of Kyrgystan, Moldova and Korea, charmed the media who came out to see him, many of whom met the young champ for the first time.
The wide-ranging conversation touched on Dmitry’s childhood in Kyrgystan, his Korean heritage, how we got into boxing, and the current state of the light heavyweight division.
On the light heavyweight division and his place in it, Bivol said, “number one is vacant. I’m not sure who exactly is the best. Maybe we’ll have a chance to figure it out.” He later continued, “I’m very happy for Andre Ward because I’m very happy for all the athletes that finish their careers on a successful note. But, of course, I’m upset that my division lost a really important opponent for me. Judging by the last couple fights of Andre Ward, he could definitely have stayed for a couple more and showed more fun battles for his fans.”
Bivol was asked how he would approach fighting on HBO and when he might fight two-time light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. He replied, “It’s a hard question. It depends on my opponents just as much as it depends on me. If I keep showing very good fighting against all the different opponents, then hopefully the American people would be just as happy to see me as they are to see Kovalev.”
When asked if it’s true that he prefers knocking out his opponents, Bivol said, “I don’t necessarily like knockouts, but the crowd likes knockouts. They buy tickets, they come to see boxing because they like knockouts. They like to see blood, they like to see war. So, I like to fight so people are satisfied with buying my tickets and seeing my fights.”
Unlike many fighters, Dmitry did not get into boxing as a way of getting out of street fighting. He explained, “I was a huge fan of Jackie Chan growing up, so I kind of got into boxing because I wanted to do the same kind of stuff as Jackie Chan.”
The New York reporters were eager to know if Bivol had dreamed of one day fighting at “The Mecca of Boxing.” Dmitry said that, as an amateur, “it was my coach’s dream that his student would be fighting in the biggest boxing arena in the world, specifically Madison Square Garden, and I’m hoping that this will happen.”
It was also announced that World of Boxing will partner with Main Events on Bivol’s next fight, which will take place in the United States. World of Boxing is working with HBO Executive Vice President Peter Nelson to pick a date for the world champion’s second title defense. Andrey Ryabinsky of World of Boxing said, “In the first quarter of next year, we plan to organize a fight for Dmitry Bivol in the USA. We hope that we will be able to negotiate a deal with one of the top opponents in the division. Dmitry is ready to fight the best and has been asking for a top-rated opponent.” Bivol’s manager, Vadim Kornilov, added, “We are very excited with the way Dmitry’s career has progressed and are looking forward to his next appearance in the US, possibly in the legendary Madison Square Garden arena!” When asked about working with a US promoter, Bivol stated, “World of Boxing is partnering with Main Events. I’m happy with that.” Main Events CEO Kathy Duva adds, “Dmitry has the potential to be a big star here in America and on HBO. I look forward to showing World of Boxing, Dmitry, and Vadim what we can do!”
As it was Dmitry’s first time at Madison Square Garden, after the media roundtable he received a VIP tour of the facility, then sat ringside for the Kovalev-Shabranskyy event, promoted by Main Events and Krusher Promotions in association with Golden Boy Promotions and Shuan Boxing Promotions.
Bivol with his manager, Vadim Kornilov
In the main event, two-time light heavyweight world champion Sergey Kovalev defeated Vyacheslav Shabranskyy to reclaim the WBO Light Heavyweight Title. In the co-feature, Sullivan Barrera topped Felix Valera in a contest to determine Bivol’s mandatory challenger.
After the event, Bivol tweeted that he would like to meet Sullivan Barrera in the ring:
“I have not changed my mind about Barrera – he’s a technical fighter with a hard punch. I would very much like to go out against him in the ring. For me it will be a serious experience, a serious challenge, a good chance to see a spectacular fight for boxing fans #BarreraValera”
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UFC Ends 2017 With a Blockbuster Title Bout Between Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm

Nov 30, 2017

UFC® ENDS YEAR WITH BLOCKBUSTER WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT BETWEEN CRIS CYBORG AND HOLLY HOLM

PLUS:
(#2) KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV vs. (#3) EDSON BARBOZA
(#4) JIMMIE RIVERA vs. (#5) JOHN LINEKER
(#8) CARLOS CONDIT vs. (#11) NEIL MAGNY 
TICKETS FOR UFC® 219: CYBORG vs. HOLM
AT T-MOBILE ARENA GO ON SALE FRIDAY, DEC. 1
Las Vegas – UFC® will finish 2017 with a blockbuster event when UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg (18-1, 1NC, fighting out of Huntington Beach, Calif. by way of Curitiba, Brazil) battles former women’s bantamweight titleholder Holly Holm(11-3, fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico) at UFC® 219: CYBORG vs. HOLM. This marks the second consecutive year that the UFC’s New Year’s card will be headlined by a women’s championship fight. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be available live on Pay-Per-View.

Among the most dominant fighters in mixed martial arts, Cyborg captured the vacant UFC women’s featherweight championship with a spectacular TKO win over Tonya Evinger at UFC 214 in July. Holding 16 knockout wins to her name, the Brazilian slugger now looks to cement her title reign with a stunning stoppage against Holm.

A multiple-time boxing champion whose head kick KO win over Ronda Rousey sent shockwaves through the MMA world, Holm aims to become the first woman to hold championships in two separate UFC divisions. Known for her precision striking and slick footwork, Holm’s most recent outing saw her deliver another highlight-reel knockout over Bethe Correia.

UFC
® 219: CYBORG vs HOLM
 will also feature a thrilling lightweight co-main event between No. 2-ranked contender Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0, fighting out of Dagestan, Russia) and No. 3 Edson Barboza (19-4, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

A perennial contender, undefeated Nurmagomedov has torn through the 155-pound competition with dominant victories over former champ Rafael Dos Anjos, Michael Johnson and Thiago Tavares. The two-time World Sambo champion looks to use Barboza as a stepping stone to a title shot.

A dangerous striker, Barboza’s victories over Terry Etim and Beniel Dariush are among the most sensational knockouts in UFC history. Known for his crushing kicks and knees, the Brazilian has also earned impressive wins over Gilbert Melendez, former champion Anthony Pettis and Paul Felder. Adding Nurmagomedov to his resume will launch Barboza straight into the title mix.

Additional bouts on the card include:

· No. 4-ranked bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera (21-1, fighting out of Ramsey, New Jersey) looks to stake his claim for a title shot when he meets heavy-handed and No. 5-ranked John Lineker (30-8, fighting out of Paranagua, Parana, Brazil)
· Former interim welterweight champion and No. 8-ranked contender Carlos Condit (30-10, fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico) returns against No. 11-ranked Neil Magny(19-7, fighting out of Denver, Colorado)
· KO artists collide as Khalil Rountree Jr. (7-2, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada) takes on UFC newcomer Michal Oleksiejczuk (12-2, fighting out of Barki, Poland)
· In a pivotal strawweight bout, surging No. 7-ranked contender Cynthia Calvillo (6-0, fighting out of Sacramento, California) faces her toughest test in former champion and No. 8-ranked Carla Esparza (13-4, fighting out of Irvine, California)
· No. 14-ranked featherweight Myles Jury (16-2, fighting out of San Diego, California) aims to continue his momentum against gritty Rick Glenn (20-4-1, fighting out of Sacramento, California)
· In a battle of dynamic lightweight strikers, Dan Hooker (15-7, fighting out of Auckland, New Zealand) squares off with Marc Diakiese (12-1, fighting out of Doncaster, England by way of Democratic Republic Congo)
· No. 13-ranked flyweight Louis Smolka (11-4, fighting out of Kapolei, Hawaii) looks to snap a three-fight skid when he faces streaking Matheus Nicolau (12-2-1, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
· In a clash of middleweight prospects, Marvin Vettori (12-3, fighting out of Mezzocorona, Italy) meets Omari Akhmedov (17-4, fighting out of Makhachkala, Russia)

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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UFC® 219: CYBORG vs HOLM
 will air live on PPV at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Saturday, Dec. 30, with the prelims kicking off the evening on FS1 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT.

Tickets for UFC® 219: CYBORG vs HOLM go on sale Friday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. PT and are priced at $500, $425, $350, $275, $225, $180, $150, $120, $100, $75 and $50 USD (prices do not include applicable service charges or fees). Tickets are available for purchase online at www.axs.com and will be available at the T-Mobile Arena box office. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.

 

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LUCAS ‘LA MÁQUINA’ MATTHYSSE Y JORGE ‘EL NIÑO DE ORO’ LINARES INICIARÁN EL AÑO 2018 CON DOS EXPLOSIVOS COMBATES

Nov 27, 2017
LUCAS ‘LA MÁQUINA’ MATTHYSSE Y JORGE ‘EL NIÑO DE ORO’ LINARES INICIARÁN EL AÑO 2018 CON DOS EXPLOSIVOS COMBATES DE CAMPEONATO MUNDIAL EN EL ‘FABULOSO’ FORUM DE LOS ÁNGELES
 
MATTYSSE BUSCARÁ SU PRIMERA FAJA MUNDIAL DE SU IMPRESIONANTE CARRERA CUANDO SE MIDA ANTE EL SENSACIONAL PÚGIL TAILANDES TEWA KIRAM POR EL VACANTE CINTO MUNDIAL WELTER DE LA AMB
 
LINARES EXPONDRÁ LOS TÍTULOS MUNDIAL LIGERO AMB, DIAMANTE CMB Y RING MAGAZINE ANTE MERCITO ‘NO MERCY’ GESTA
 
EL EVENTO SE EFECTUARÁ EL SÁBADO 27 DE ENERO DE 2018 Y SERÁ TELEVISADO EN VIVO POR HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®
LOS ÁNGELES, California 27 de noviembre de 2017. – Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse (38-4, 35 nocáuts)y Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (43-3, 27 nocáuts), dos de los peleadores más emocionantes del orbe, iniciarán el año boxístico de 2018 con una explosión cuando participen en combates separados de campeonato mundial el sábado 27 de enero de 2018 en el “Fabuloso” Forum de Inglewood, California. El evento de dos combates estelares será televisado en vivo por HBO Boxing After Dark iniciando a las 10:20 p.m. ET/PT.
 
            Matthysse, el artista de nocaut de Trelew, Chubut, Argentina, combatirá en el primer hoque co estelar a 12 asaltos contra el estrella tailandés Tewa Kiram (38-0, nocáuts) por el campeonato vacante welter de la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo (WBA por sus siglas en inglés).
 
            “Es un honor poder combatir por un campeonato mundial en mi segunda pelea en peso welter”, afirmó Lucas Matthysse, ex campeón interino de las 140 libras, quien ha derrotado a monarcas como el ex doble campeón divisional Lamont “Havoc” Peterson, el ex titular mundial superligero de la OMB Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov y el ex triple campeón divisional Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto.  “Entiendo que estoy enfrentando a un oponente más joven y que está invicto, pero estoy seguro que ‘La Máquina’ saldrá victorioso”, finalizó.
 
            Kiram, después de debutar como boxeador profesional cuando apenas tenía 15 años, ha destruido a 38 oponentes en fila, 28 de los cuales jamás escucharon la campanada final. Kiram capturó el cinto interino welter de la PABA en solamente su sexta combate, y lo defendió seis veces antes de ser reconocido como campeón welter de la PABA. Kiram ha defendido su cinto 24 veces, y peleará por primera vez fuera de Tailandia este 27 de enero.
 
            “Entiendo que mucha gente no me conoce en Estados Unidos, pero se sorprenderán este 27 de enero”, declaró Tewa Kiram. “Nunca me han derrotado, y estoy completamente seguro que regresaré a Tailandia con la faja mundial welter de la AMB en la cintura”, amenazó.
 
            Linares, el venezolano de 32 años de edad quien es conocido como uno de los peleadores más destacados del mundo, realizará su segunda presentación consecutiva en el Forum para defender sus títulos mundiales ligero de la AMB, Diamante CMB y RingMagazine, ante Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (31-1-2, 17 nocáuts) en el segundo choque co estelar de estrellas a 12 giros.
 
            “He viajado por todo el mundo para ganar y defender mis títulos, y tengo muchas ganas de salir en la mano en alto otra vez más en Estados Unidos”, afirmó Jorge Linares, el triple campeón mundial divisional quien ha vencido a campeones y contendientes de la talla de Anthony “Million Dollar” Crolla, Kevin “Mighty” Mitchell y Gamaliel “El Plátano” Díaz. “Sé que Gesta [Mercito]tiene velocidad y poder, pero no ha estado en este nivel antes, y el 27 de enero sabrá lo que es enfrentar a un campeón mundial”, puntualizó.
 
            Gesta, el púgil filipino de 30 años de edad, ha ganado sus últimos seis combates, derrotando a fuertes oponentes como Gilberto “El Flaco” González y el contendiente Martín “El Brochas” Honorio. Gesta tendrá su segunda oportunidad de campeonato mundial después de su única derrota, que fue ante Miguel “Títere” Vázquez por el campeonato mundial ligero de la FIB.
 
            “Sé de primera mano cuánto tiempo se necesita para obtener una oportunidad de campeonato mundial,” Mercito Gesta. “No voy a desaprovecharla, pero sé que tengo las habilidades, la velocidad, el poder, el gran entrenamiento que harán que mi mano sea levantada en señal de victoria”, subrayó.
 
            “Qué manera de iniciar el año 2018, con dos de los mejores boxeadores enfrentando a rivales jóvenes y hambrientos”, afirmó Óscar De La Hoya, Presidente y Jefe Ejecutivo de Golden Boy Promotions. “No es frecuente que tengas dos eventos estelares en una velada, pero eso es lo que ofreceremos el 27 de enero en el Forum”, concluyó.
           
“Esta es una pelea muy importante para el boxeo argentino, para Lucas Matthysse y para Arano Box”, afirmó Mario Arano de Arano Box. “Nosotros consideramos que Lucas [Matthysse] está listo para convertirse en campeon mundial, y con toda seguridad una victoria va a tener una tremenda repercusión en todo la República de Argentina y Sur América”, finalizó.
 
“Tailandia jamás ha tenido un campeón mundial de peso welter”, manifestóTaweesin Terry Laosuwanwat, Promotor y Manager de Tewa Kiram. “Estamos haciendo historia aquí, y Tewa [Kiram] hará cualquier cosa para ganar esta pelea. Tewa nunca ha perdido, y mantendrá su calidad de invicto contra [Lucas] Matthysse”, puntualizó.
            El respaldo de este gran evento y la información de los boletos se anunciarán en breve.
            Matthysse vs. Kiram es un pleito a 12 episodios por el vacante campeonato mundial welter de la AMB presentado por Golden Boy Promotions en asociación con Arano Box y Galaxy Promotions. Linares vs. Gesta, es una batalla a 12 giros por los títulos mundial ligero AMB, Diamante CMB y Ring Magazine presentado por Golden Boy Promotions en asociación con Teiken Promotions. El evento es patrocinado por Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING.” Los combates se llevarán a cabo el sábado 27 de enero de 2018 en el ‘Fabulous’ Forum de Inglewood, California, y serán televisados en vivo por HBO Boxing After Dark iniciando a las 10:20 p.m. ET/PT.
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JOSÉ ‘WONDER BOY’ LÓPEZ COMBATIRÁ CONTRA AVERY SPARROW

Nov 27, 2017
JOSÉ ‘WONDER BOY’ LÓPEZ COMBATIRÁ CONTRA AVERY SPARROW EN EL NUEVO PLEITO CO ESTELAR DE LA EDICIÓN DEL 30 DE NOVIEMBRE DE  

GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN EN THE THEATER
DEL MGM NATIONAL HARBOR
 
LAMONT ROACH JR DEFENDERÁ SU CINTO JUVENIL SUPERPLUMA DEL CMB EN SU DEBUT COMO ATRACCIÓN PRINCIPAL ANTE REY ‘FLASH’ PÉREZ
 
¡Boletos están a la venta!
 
            LOS ÁNGELES, California 27 de noviembre de 2017. – José “Wonder Boy” López (18-1-1, 13 nocáuts), el contendiente de peso superpluma de Carolina, Puerto Rico, se enfrentará ahora a Avery Sparrow (8-1, 3 nocáuts) en el nuevo pleito co estelar de la edición del 30 de noviembre de Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN desde The Theater en el MGM National Harbor de Maryland. El evento también contara con el debut como atracción principal de Lamont Roach Jr. (15-0, 6 nocáuts), quien expondrá su faja juvenil superpluma del CMB contra Rey “Flash” Pérez (21-8, 6 nocáuts) en el choque estelar 10 asaltos. La transmisión del respaldo por ESPN3 iniciará aproximadamente a las 6:30 p.m. ET/ 3:30 p.m. PT. ESPN2 transmitirá los combates a las 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT.
            López, el contendiente de apenas 23 años de edad quien llegará a esta cita después de cuatro victorias en fila, ha capturado dos títulos regionales después de realizar su debut en el boxeo de paga en septiembre de 2011. López venció en el 2014 al experimentado Leivi Brea por nocaut técnico en el primer asalto para capturar el cinto interino supergallo Fecarbox del CMB. En 2016, López capturó la faja Internacional superpluma de la OMB tras noquear a Edgar López Sasso en el segundo asalto. López originalmente estaba programado para pelear contra Miguel “Miguelito” González, pero González se lesionó su brazo derecho durante una sesión de sparring, lo que le obligó a abandonar este combate.
Sparrow, quien apenas tiene 23 años de edad, peleará por primera vez en un choque estelar de Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN. El nativo de Filadelfia, Pensilvania también llegará tras cuatro victorias en fila, dos de las cuales fueron ante prospectos invictos.
Manuel “Tino” Ávila (22-1, 8 nocáuts) participará en un choque a ocho asaltos en peso pluma ante Nick Otieno (31-12, 13 nocáuts) de Nairobi, Kenya. Ávila regresará tras su única derrota, que fue en un difícil combate ante Joseph Diaz Jr. en el respaldo televisado de Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. en mayo de este año. El contendiente de las 126 libras combatirá por otra oportunidad de ascender  hacia la cima de esta división antes de que termine el año.
George Rincón (2-0) de Dallas, Texas peleará contra Jihad Wise (3-3, 1 nocáuts) de Filadelfia, Pensilvania en el combate comodín a cuatro asaltos en peso superligero. Su hermano Alex Rincón, el prospecto de peso welter y parte del exclusivo establo de Golden Boy Promotions quien originalmente estaba programando para pelear en este evento, fue obligado a salir tras someterse a una cirugía de apendicitis.
 
Luther Smith (9-1, 8 nocáuts) de Alexandria, Virginia abrirá la velada boxística en un combate a cuatro asaltos en peso crucero ante un oponente que se anunciará en breve.
            Roach, Jr. vs. Pérez es una batalla a diez episodios por el cetro juvenil superpluma del CMB y es presentado por Golden Boy Promotions. El evento es patrocinado por Tecate,“THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” y Hennessy “Never Stop, Never Settle.” ESPN3 y ESPN Deportes transmitirán los combates iniciando a las 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. La transmisión del respaldo por ESPN3 iniciará aproximadamente a las 6:30 p.m. ET/ 3:30 p.m. PT. ESPN2 transmitirá los combates a las 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT.
            Los boletos para Roach Jr. vs. Pérez están a la venta, y tienen un precio de $75 VIP, $75, $ 55 y $35 dólares, sin incluir impuestos ni tarifas. Para cobrar por teléfono con una tarjeta de crédito, llame al Centro de contacto de Ticketmaster al (800) 745-3000. Los boletos también estarán disponibles para su compra en línea en www.ticketmaster.com y www.goldenboytickets.com.
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Krusher Is Back! Kovalev tops Shabranskyy in Two

Nov 27, 2017

Krusher Is Back! Kovalev tops Shabranskyy in Two

 

“The Krusher”
Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events
New York, NY: Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev regained his WBO Light Heavyweight World Title in classic Krusher fashion with a second round stoppage of Vyacheslav Shabranskyy at the Theater at Madison Square Garden and live on HBO World Championship Boxing. Kovalev came out of the gates swinging, knocking down Shabranskyy twice in the first round. The second round continued with more hard shots from The Krusher and a third knockdown. Finally, at 2:36 of the second round, the referee called a halt to the action and Kovalev was named the new WBO champ.
The punch stats clearly favor Kovalev, who connected for 50 of 113 punch attempts (44%) compared to 16 of 71 for Shabranskyy (23%). The Krusher also landed 62% of his power punches (36 of 58), compared to 30% (8 of 27) for Shabranskyy. Finally, for jabs Sergey landed 25% (14 of 55) and Shabranskyy landed 18% (8 of 44).
After the fight Kovalev said, “I did it and worked very hard to get to champion status. My brain, mentally, my conditioning, my body – I’m back. It’s my goal to be the best in this division. I am here, I love boxing, I love to make great fights. This makes boxing interesting. We can make good fights for boxing fans, and make boxing history. Let’s find out who is the best. Chickenson is on my list.This is very good for boxing. Let’s do it.”
Barrera and Valera
Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events
The co-feature of the evening started off with a bang as both Sullivan Barrera (21-1, 14 KOs) of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Felix Valera (162, 13 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic scored knockdowns in the first round.
In the second round, Valera began to taunt Sullivan with his antics but Barrera countered with hard shots that put a quick end to the showboating. However, Barrera suffered a cut over his left eye that started to swell in the second round. Shortly after the bell rang to start the third round, Valera hit Barrera with a low blow that cost him a point on the judges’ scorecards.
Both fighters continued to trade hard shots over the next few rounds. In the sixth, the action continued to intensify and referee Mike Ortega deducted another point from Valera for hitting Sullivan with the second low-blow of the night. The low blows continued in the eighth and the referee took another point away from Valera. However, at the start of the ninth round, it was Barrera who lost a point for a low blow. This exciting grudge match continued into the tenth and final round with both competitors trading big shots. At the end of ten exciting rounds, the judges all scored the bout in favor of Barrera (98-88, 97-90 and 97-89).
“It was a tough, awkward fight,” explained Barrera. “I have beaten two of the three light heavyweights shown on HBO. I’m just waiting to finally get the opportunity I deserve.”
The live HBO telecast began with a controversial decision between Yuriorkis Gamboa (28-2, 17 KOs) of Miami, Florida and Jason Sosa (20-3-4, 15 KOs) of Camden, New Jersey. Despite a deducted point for holding in the tenth, Gamboa was declared the winner by majority decision after ten hard-fought rounds. The scorecards varied widely for this bout. One referee scored the contest 94-94. The other two judges scored the fight for Gamboa 95-93 and 96-92.
In the ring following the fight the two fighters had this exchange:
Gamboa: “I’m sorry I didn’t give you a better match. I only had 3 weeks to prepare.”
Sosa: “That’s boxing”
Gamboa: “You gave a great fight. You have a great heart.”
Sosa: “I was a fun fight. I took some breaks but I thought I did enough to win. I know I did enough to win the fight. I didn’t get hurt at all during the fight. I spar with middleweights so that was nothing.”
Gamboa: “It was a good fight. I didn’t have enough time to train. I only had three weeks. I didn’t have time to get ready. I needed 2 or 3 more weeks to lose the weight correctly. Of course the decision was good. I think I won every round. Except for the knockdown and the point deduction.”
Galvan Knocked Down by Murtazaliev
Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events
Grozny, Russia native Bakhram Murtazaliev (11-0, 9 KOs) kept his stoppage streak alive with his seventh straight knockout over Carlos Galvan (16-6-1, 15 KOs) of Antioquia, Colombia at 1:31 of round five.

After the fight Murtazaliev said, “The fight went as it went. I didn’t think my opponent would be in the ring that long. He has a big heart. All respect to him.”

When asked about fighting at Madison Square Garden he added, “It looked like what I dreamed all my life. I’m not that famous a boxer, but I want to say thank you to all my fans. I promise more exciting fights in the future.”

Herrera and Galarza
Photo Credits: David Spangolo/Main Events
After a 14-month layoff Brooklyn’s own Frank “Notorious” Galarza (18-2-2, 11 KOs) made his triumphant return to the ring with a lopsided unanimous decision victory over Jaime Herrera (15-5-1, 8 KOs) of Chicago, Illinois. Herrera suffered a cut over his left eye in the fifth round but managed to finish the fight. The judges scored the fight 78-74, 80-72 and 79-73 all in favor of the hometown hero.
The comeback kid was ecstatic after the fight. He said, “I feel good after a 14-month layoff, shaking off some ring rust. I’m so grateful for Main Events to put me on their card. Hopefully I’ll be back in the Garden soon. It felt great, it was where I belong. It felt right. Not many places you can call home but this is one for me. I’m grateful for my supporters, for people who waited it out for me. As a Brooklyn native, a person from New York who’s been around, they support me and that’s the best thing.”
Meiirim Nursultanov
Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events
Middleweight prospect Meiirim “The Sultan” Nursultanov (5-0, 4 KOs) of Astana, Kazakhstan needed less than two rounds to stop the previously undefeated Eric Moon (7-1, 6 KOs) of Atlanta, Georgia. The referee stopped the contest at 1:54 of the second round.
“I prepared to fight more rounds,” explained Nursultanov. “I think I showed a very professional fight. Many people thanked me, I win more fans every fight. I’m looking forward to having more success. I want to be a unified world champion someday. I sparred with [Sergey] Kovalev, we helped each other. Tonight’s fight was so far because of this very good experience. Thank you to Sergey.”
Rodriguez Knockdown of Duarte
Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events
New York native “Lightning” LeShawn Rodriguez (8-0, 7 KOs) stopped Alex Duarte (7-3, 5 KOs) of Sao Paulo, Brazil at 1:48 of the third round. Rodriguez recently returned to the ring last month after an 11-month injury layoff. His performance against Duarte tonight proves the 24-year is back!
“It feels good always to win, but to win by knockout is better, sensational, spectacular,” said Rodriguez. “I felt at home. A lot of people came out to see me. This is the first time I’ve fought in New York since I turned pro.”
Abreu and Gogokhia
Photo Credits: David Spangolo/Main Events
Former kickboxer Enriko Gogokhia (7-0, 3 KOs) of Zugdidi, Georgia improved his undefeated record with a unanimous decision victory over Jose Abreu (13-3, 8 KOs) of the Dominican Republic. Two judges had the score 59-54 and the third judge scored the bout 60-53, all in favor of Gogokhia.
When asked about the fight Gogokhia replied, “It was a good fight, good opponent with a good record. it was harder because the opponent was ready and he also wanted to win. I was just getting started by the last round. Still, a victory is a victory.”
Villarreal and Sawyer
Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events
In the first bout of the evening Bronx native Ismael Villarreal (1-0) made his professional debut with an impressive shutout unanimous decision over Race Sawyer (0-5) of Salt Lake City, Utah. One judge scored the bout 40-35 while the other two scored the contest 40-36 in favor of Villarreal.
After the fight Villarreal said, “It totally felt different than the amateurs. There were so many more people looking at me. I was trying to look good, I was focused on the knockout because it was my very first professional fight. I learned I have to work harder and be careful not to get hit.”
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PETE DURAN REGRESA AL RING EL 9 DE DICIEMBRE EN LAS VEGAS

Nov 14, 2017
PETE DURAN REGRESA AL RING EL 9 DE DICIEMBRE EN LAS VEGAS

Peter Duran, uno de los prospectos  más cotizados del sur de California regresará al ring el próximo sábado 9 de Diciembre en la función que estelarizará Orlando “El Siri” Salido en el Mandalay Events Center del Hotel & Casino Mandalay Bay.

Duran (15-0, 12 KO’s) de Paramount, California un suburbio al este de Los Angeles es un joven boxeador con mucho poder que se ha convertido en uno de los más populares de la región por sus espectaculares nocauts y entrega sobre el ring.

El joven de 24 años tuvo una brillante carrera amateur y desde que debutó como profesional el 23 de febrero del 2013 ha demostrado ser un pegador nato que da espectáculo y siempre deja todo sobre el ring.

Duran quien es conocido en el ámbito boxístico cono “Little Pete” tiene un gran número de seguidores en todo el sur de California. Después de ganar sus primeras 14 peleas seguidas, once de ellas antes del límite, Duran ha empatado dos de sus últimos tres combates.

La pelea del 9 de diciembre marcará su debut en Las Vegas y será su tercer combate del año, en enero en Tecate, Baja California noqueó a Jesús Eduardo Soto y en febrero en la misma ciudad empató con Eleazar Valenzuela. La pelea en Las Vegas está pactada a ocho giros en peso ligero.

Su inactivad este año se debió a una lesión en la mano derecha que lo obligó a mantenerla enyesada por varios meses.

Duran entrena en el gimnasio Azteca de Bell, California, su apoderado es Ricardo “Ricky” Mota, su entrenador es Mario “Yuka” Morales y es representado promocionalmente por Promociones Zanfer.
“Ya está recuperado totalmente de la lesión y está trabajando muy fuerte para lucir muy bien en Las Vegas el 9 de diciembre”, dijo su apoderado Mota, quien mencionó que Duran está haciendo guantes con Miguel “Mickey” Román el rival de Orlando Salido para la magna función en Las Vegas.

 

FOTO CREDITO: Promociones Zanfer

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LA FUNDACIÓN ÓSCAR DE LA HOYA REALIZARÁ SU ENTREGA ANUAL DE PAVOS

Nov 14, 2017
LA FUNDACIÓN ÓSCAR DE LA HOYA REALIZARÁ SU ENTREGA ANUAL DE PAVOS NÚMERO 21 EL SÁBADO 18 DE NOVIEMBRE
 
Óscar de la Hoya Ánimo Charter High School a las 10:00 a.m. PT
QUIÉN:         ÓSCAR DE LA HOYA, Presidente y Jefe Ejecutivo de Golden Boy 
                        Promotions
ABRAHAM “CHAMACO” LÓPEZ, Ex campeón pluma de la NABA
CHRISTIAN “CHIMPA” GONZÁLEZ, Prospecto de peso ligero
RYAN “KINGRY” GARCÍA, Campeón Juvenil superpluma de la NABF Junior
ALEXIS ROCHA, Prospecto de peso welter
TENOCHTITLÁN “T-DOG” NAVA, Prospecto de peso pluma

CÉSAR DÍAZ, Prospecto de peso supergallo

AARÓN MCKENNA, Prospecto de peso welter
 
QUÉ:              La Fundación Óscar de la Hoya efectuará su entrega Anual de Pavos
                        número 21 el sábado 18 de noviembre y a De la Hoya se le unirán 
campeones y estrellas en ascenso incluyendo a Abraham “Chamaco” López, Christian “Chimpa” González, Ryan “Kingry” García, Alexis Rocha, Tenochtitlán “T-Dog” Nava, César Díaz y Aarón McKenna, quienes ayudarán a distribuir cientos de pavos, guarniciones y otros productos a la comunidad del Este de Los Ángeles. La entrega anual de pavos número 21 será patrocinada por Guerrero/Mission Foods, 4 Earth Farms, Delori Products, Tropicana, Jarritos, Nestle y Agua Brands.
 
*Nota: Las familias que recibirán las donaciones han sido preseleccionadas. No se entregarán los pavos a los miembros de la comunidad sin un cupón.
                         
CUÁNDO:     Sábado 18 de Noviembre
Llegada de la Prensa: 9:30 a.m. PT
Entrega de Pavos: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
Entrevistas: Óscar de la Hoya y peleadores estarán disponibles de 9:30 a.m. a 10:00 a.m. o después de la 1:00 p.m.
 
DÓNDE:        Oscar de la Hoya Ánimo Charter High School  
(Entrada Lateral en la Calle Garnet)
1114 Sur Calle Lorena
Los Ángeles, CA 90023
 
DATOS:         La Fundación Óscar de la Hoya fue creada en 1995 para traer una mejor
calidad de vida a la gente del Este de Los Ángeles. Hoy en día, con la ayuda de muchos, la Fundación atiende a miles de personas al año. La Fundación apoya y sostiene la escuela Óscar de la Hoya, el Centro de Cáncer Cecilia González de la Hoya y el Centro Médico Óscar de la Hoya para la Infancia (ambos ubicados en el hospital White Memorial) y numerosos programas después de la escuela para ayudar a guiar a la gente joven hacia una vida positiva.
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UFC FIGHT PASS® IS PROUD TO HIGHLIGHT TOP FEMALE ATHLETES IN COMBAT SPORTS THROUGHOUT ‘WOMEN’S WEEK’

Nov 14, 2017

UFC FIGHT PASS® IS PROUD TO HIGHLIGHT TOP FEMALE ATHLETES IN COMBAT SPORTS THROUGHOUT ‘WOMEN’S WEEK’

 

DECEMBER 1-8 WILL FEATURE MORE THAN 12 HOURS OF LIVE ACTION,

PLUS ORIGINAL AND FIRST-RUN PROGRAMMING

 

Las Vegas, Nevada – Today, UFC FIGHT PASS® announced the world’s greatest digital destination for combat sports with an incredible lineup of female-driven content next month.  Women’s Week will highlight some of the top female stars in combat sports, which coincides with the five-year anniversary of Ronda Rousey being crowned the first female champion of the UFC.

 

A pioneer of MMA, Rousey’s elevation to the pinnacle of the UFC helped establish the popularity of women across all combat sports disciplines – and UFC FIGHT PASS pays homage to half a decade of female fighters from December 1 through December 8.

 

Women’s Week will feature over 12 hours of fight action across two weekends, three combat sports, four promotions and four cities. This includes:

 

Friday, December 1:

  • The UFC FIGHT PASS Prelims of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: A NEW WORLD CHAMPION  – live from Las Vegas, Nevada – will feature contestants from this exciting season of The Ultimate Fighter. The bout will be announced shortly.

 

Saturday, December 2:

  • GLORY SuperFight Series Kickboxing – the world’s greatest female striker, Tiffany van Soest, defends her GLORY bantamweight crown in New York City against No. 1 ranked challenger, Anissa Meksen.
  • UFC 218 FIGHT PASS Prelims from Boston will also feature alumni of the current all-female season of The Ultimate Fighter.

 

Sunday, December 3:

  • Eddie Bravo Invitational 14: The Absolutes – the biggest EBI event of the year is live from Austin, Texas and will include a four-woman, winner-take-all submission grappling tournament.

 

Friday, December 8:

  • Invicta FC 26 – the final Invicta event of the year is a stacked card live from Kansas City, Missouri. Flyweight champion Jennifer Maia collides with undefeated No. 1 contender, Aga “Kuma” Niedzwiedz.  The stacked card also features the promotional debut of McKenzie Dern, the undefeated submission specialist, who takes on former title challenger Kaline Medeiros in the sternest test of her 4-0 MMA career.

 

In addition to these amazing live events, UFC FIGHT PASS’s Women’s Week will showcase Original and first-run content featuring UFC stars Miesha Tate, Cris Cyborg, Michelle Waterson, Ronda Rousey, Rose Namajunas along with presenting the definitive collection of the greatest female fights of all time.

 

FIGHT PASS currently offers subscribers VOD access to 16,000+ fights from more than 35 MMA, grappling and kickboxing organizations, along with UFC’s archive of television shows including The Ultimate Fighter.

 

For more details on FIGHT PASS’s schedule visit: https://www.ufc.tv/category/fightpass-live-events

 

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OSCAR DE LA HOYA PRESENTS NEW, STATE-OF-THE-ART BOXING EQUIPMENT TO GARDEN GROVE BOXING WHILE JOINED BY DOZENS OF YOUTH IN ATTENDANCE

Nov 13, 2017
OSCAR DE LA HOYA PRESENTS NEW, STATE-OF-THE-ART BOXING EQUIPMENT TO GARDEN GROVE BOXING WHILE JOINED BY DOZENS OF YOUTH IN ATTENDANCE 
 
DE LA HOYA HONORS BEN BARKER AND THE CALIFORNIA MUNICIPAL FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR THEIR EFFORTS IN SERVING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA YOUTH
(ABOVE: Oscar De La Hoya was joined by dozens of youth today as he presented new state-of-the-art boxing equipment at Garden Grove Boxing)
 
Photos and Videos
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan – HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions
Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
 
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 10, 2017Olympic gold medalist and 10-time world champion
Oscar De La Hoya presented new, state-of-the-art boxing equipment valued at thousands of dollars today at Garden Grove Boxing. De La Hoya was joined by dozens of excited youth who gathered together to receive gloves, hand-wraps, mouth guards, headgear and other state-of-the art boxing equipment. Also during the giveaway, De La Hoya honored Ben Barker and the California Municipal Finance Authority as the 2017 Corporate Partner of the Year in recognition of their commitment to serving youth in Southern California.
 
This event is about giving back, about giving a helping hand,” said Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya. “This is about giving kids hope. When I was a kid, I used to love it when people would stop by the gym to give words of encouragement. It was inspiring. So if we can change and inspire and help families and kids out–then we’ve done our jobs as human beings.”
 
“I want to thank our partners at California Municipal Finance Authority, Garden Grove Boxing and the entire staff at Golden Boy Promotions for making this event possible. As long as I can give back, I’ll do it for the rest of my life. When you accomplish something in life and you have the opportunity to give back, then do it. It’s my motivation and my way of saying thank you.”
This was the fifth annual boxing equipment giveaway the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation has hosted for after-school youth programs. The Foundation, with the support of its corporate partner of the year California Municipal Finance Authority, is donating new, state-of-the-art boxing equipment to five gyms in Southern California that serve youth in economically disadvantaged communities. The equipment will help these local gyms to provide children and teenagers in their communities with an opportunity to practice the sweet science during their respective after-school programs. Recipients of the Foundation’s boxing equipment donations this giving season include Garden Grove Boxing in Garden Grove, Eddie Heredia in Los Angeles, Westside Boxing Club in Los Angeles, Azteca Boxing Club in Bell, and Duarte Boxing Club in Duarte.
 
About the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation
In 1995, De La Hoya started his namesake Foundation to help improve the quality of life for those living in disadvantaged communities. The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation supports the Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter High School, the Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center and the Oscar De La Hoya Labor and Delivery Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (both located at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles) as well as numerous after-school programs that help guide young people toward leading positive lives and away from the circumstances of gang violence, juvenile delinquency, and substance abuse.
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