¡Se Repite la Historia! Berchelt detiene a Vargas

May 12, 2019

Se Repite la Historia: Berchelt detiene a Vargas en una revancha llena de acción

Navarrete derrota a Dogboe en el último asalto y retiene su título junior gallo de la OMB

(Credito de Fotos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)
TUCSON, Ariz. (11 de mayo del 2019) — Fue puro salvajismo en el desierto. El monarca mexicano Miguel ‘El Alacrán’ Berchelt defendió su título mundial súperpluma del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB) ante Francisco ‘El Bandido’ Vargas luego de que Vargas se retirara en su banquillo luego de la sexta ronda ante a 4,424 fanáticos en la Tucson Arena.

Fue la quinta defensa exitosa del título para Berchelt (36-1, 32 KOs), quien derrotó a Vargas (25-2-2, 18 KOs) por nocaut en el octavo asalto en enero del 2017 para ganar el cinturón.

“Hice lo que dije que iba a hacer en el ring. Y lo que es más importante, quiero agradecer a Francisco Vargas. Es un verdadero guerrero mexicano, y más que nada, quiero decir que él me dio mi primera oportunidad de un título mundial. Entonces, era justo que le diera una oportunidad de recuperar su título mundial. Pero su esquina hizo lo correcto al salvarlo de mayor castigo.”

“Quiero demostrar que soy el mejor 130 libras del mundo. En dos semanas, estará Herring enfrentándose a Ito por el título de la OMB. Quiero el ganador de esa pelea porque no quiero dejar ninguna duda sobre quién es el mejor peso súperpluma del mundo.”

Por su parte, Vargas dijo: “voy a hablar con mi equipo y veremos qué pasa en el futuro.”
NAVARRETE NOQUEA A DOGBOE

‘El Vaquero’ lo hizo de nuevo. El mexicano Emanuel Navarrete, campeón mundial de peso junior gallo de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), defendió su título contra el mismo hombre al cual venció cinco meses atrás, Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe, al conseguir un nocaut técnico en el último asalto. Navarrete ganó una decisión unánime ante Dogboe (20-2, 14 KOs) en la primera pelea el 8 de diciembre en el Hulu Theater en el Madison Square Garden, y la revancha fue lo mismo.

En el momento del nocaut, dos de los jueces tenían a Navarrete con ventaja 109-99, con el tercer juez anotando 109-98.

Navarrete (27-1, 23 KOs) anotó caídas en el sexto y último asalto. Después de la caída en el último asalto, el padre y entrenador de Dogboe, Paul Dogboe, tiró la toalla.

“Realmente me sorprendió que aguntara tantos golpes fuertes, y que al mismo tiempo, continuara lanzando golpes fuertes también,” dijo Navarrete. “Quiero agradecer a Dogboe porque me dio la oportunidad de convertirme en un campeón del mundo, y ahora en esta segunda pelea, me dio la oportunidad de demostrar que mi primer triunfo no fue por accidente y que hay una razón por la que tengo el título. Y a todos los peleadores de las 122 libras, les digo que si quieren mi título, pueden venir e intentar quitarmelo. ¡El Vaquero está aquí!”

“La pelea no ha terminado hasta la campana final. Me quito el sombrero ante Navarrete. Hizo un gran trabajo,” dijo Dogboe. “Hacer el peso súpergallo se está volviendo demasiado difícil. Para mi próxima pelea subiré a peso pluma. Estaré mucho más cómodo en ese peso.”

Las estadísticas de CompuBox finalmente contaron la historia de la pelea. Navarrete conectó 314 golpes, 215 de los cuales fueron golpes de poder. Mientras tanto, Dogboe conectó solo 121 de 523 golpes.

OTROS RESULTADOS DEL CARTEL:

• El nativo de Phoenix, Carlos Castro (23-0, 9 KOs) defendió su cinturón súpergallo Continental Américas del CMB al superar a Mario Díaz (18-3, 7 KOs) por puntuaciones de 100-89 (x2) y 98-91. Castro derribó a Díaz en el segundo asalto y lo mantuvo a raya con su alcance.

• El ex retador de título mundial, el colombiano Miguel ‘El Alacrán’ Marriaga (28-3, 24 KOs) mantuvo con vida sus esperanzas de una oportunidad de título mundial, derrotando a su compatriota Ruben Cervera (10-2, 9 KOs) luego de concluir el tercer asalto.  

Marriaga anotó un par de caídas en la segunda ronda, mientras que Cervera anotó una caída rápida en el tercer capítulo. El ataque al cuerpo de Marriaga fue demasiado, y Cervera eligió retirarse en su banquillo.

• Mykal “The Professor” Fox (20-1, 5 KOs) venció al medallista de oro olímpico en el 2016, Fazliddin “Fayzi” Gaibnazarov (7-1, 4 KOs) en un combate súperligero de 10 asaltos, ganando por 96-92 (x2) y 95-93. Fox tenía una ventaja de altura de casi nueve pulgadas y usó su jab zurdo y sus largos brazos para su ventaja.

• El prospecto súperligero Miguel Parra (17-1-1, 12 KOs) hizo un trabajo corto de David Morales (13-11,13 KOs), ya que Morales no pudo continuar después de la primera ronda. Parra ha ganado ocho peleas seguidas.

• Manny Guajardo (5-0, 0 KOs), nativo de Tucson, mantuvo vivo su récord invicto, superando a Jonathan Espino (2-4, 3 KOs) por decisión mayoritaria de cuatro asaltos (40-36, 39-37 y 38-38) en una pelea de peso medio.

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UFC ANNOUNCES Q3 AND Q4 2019 EVENT DATES

May 12, 2019

UFC® ANNOUNCES Q3 AND Q4 2019 EVENT DATES

ESPN+ and ESPN Television Networks to Present 22 UFC Events

 July to December 2019

Seven Pay-Per-View Events Available Exclusively through ESPN+

UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, today announced the dates and distribution plans for UFC events in the third and fourth quarters 2019. The schedule is a continuation 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 majority of Q3 and Q4 event locations will be announced at a later date.

ESPN+ is the multi-sport, direct-to-consumer video service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment and ESPN. It reached 2 million subscribers in less than a year and offers fans thousands of live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks, along with premium editorial content.

Seven UFC Pay-Per-View events from July through December 2019 will be available through ESPN+ (U.S. only), including UFC 239 on Saturday, July 6; UFC 240, Saturday, July 27; UFC 241, Saturday, Aug. 17; UFC 242, Saturday, Sept. 7; UFC 243, Saturday, Oct. 5; UFC 244, Saturday, Nov. 2; and UFC 245, Saturday, Dec. 14.

ESPN+, the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer video service,will feature 11 third and fourth quarter events, beginning with “UFC Fight Night on ESPN+” on Saturday, July 13 in Sacramento, California. ESPN+ will also live stream Saturday UFC events on Aug. 10, Aug. 31, Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Oct. 26, Nov. 16, Nov. 23 and Dec. 21.

ESPN linear networks will air four events in the final two quarters of 2019, including three events on ESPN and one on ESPN2. The three “UFC Fight Night on ESPN” Saturday events will air on July 20, Aug. 3 and Dec. 7. ESPN2 will broadcast “UFC Fight Night on ESPN2” on Friday, Oct. 18.

DATEEVENT
July 3-7UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK (Las Vegas, NV)
Saturday, July 6UFC 239 (Las Vegas, NV)
Saturday, July 13UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+ (Sacramento, CA)
Saturday, July 20UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN (San Antonio, TX)
Saturday, July 27UFC 240
Saturday, Aug. 3UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN
Saturday, Aug. 10UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+
Saturday, Aug. 17UFC 241 (Anaheim, CA)
Saturday, Aug. 31UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+
Saturday, Sept. 7UFC 242 (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Saturday, Sept. 14UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+
Saturday, Sept. 21UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+ (Mexico City, Mexico)
Saturday, Sept. 28UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+
Saturday, Oct. 5UFC 243
Saturday, Oct. 12UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+
Friday, Oct. 18UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN2
Saturday, Oct. 26UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+
Saturday, Nov. 2UFC 244
Saturday, Nov. 16UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+
Saturday, Nov. 23UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+
Saturday, Dec. 7UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN
Saturday, Dec. 14UFC 245
Saturday, Dec. 21UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+

The remaining locations, fight cards and ticket on-sale information will be announced at a later date.

All UFC pay-per-view events in the U.S. are now exclusively available through ESPN+. Starting in January 2019, ESPN+ and ESPN became the exclusive digital and linear distributors of UFC in the U.S., showcasing 42 live events, 30 of which will feature a full card of 12 UFC bouts. ESPN+, the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service, will offer 23 exclusive events and all preliminary fights for “UFC Fight Night on ESPN+” programs in 2019. ESPN linear networks will broadcast 7 exclusive “UFC Fight Night on ESPN” events, as well as all UFC pay-per-view preliminary fights.

To subscribe to ESPN+, visit espnplus.com/ufc.

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About UFC®

UFC®, is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. UFC boasts more than 300 million fans worldwide, including 70 million social media followers across all of its digital platforms, and its programming is broadcast in over 170 countries and territories to one billion TV households worldwide in 40 different languages. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually and consistently sells out some of the world’s most prestigious arenas. Since 2001, UFC has been proudly headquartered in Las Vegas, supported by a network of employees around the world. UFC’s current roster of athletes features more than 570 men and women representing over 55 countries. UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand, and original content to fans around the world. UFC was acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment, and fashion leader Endeavor, along with strategic investors Silver Lake Partners and KKR, in what is among the largest transactions in sports history. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.

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Former UFC welterweight champions rematch in Minneapolis

May 6, 2019

FEATURED BOUTS:

(#1) JUSSIER FORMIGA vs. (#2) JOSEPH BENAVIDEZ

(#12) DEMIAN MAIA vs. ANTHONY ROCCO MARTIN

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN®: WOODLEY vs. LAWLER 2

TICKETSGO ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 3

Las Vegas – UFC® returns to Minneapolis for the first time in almost seven years with an action-packed card headlined by a thrilling rematch between former welterweight champions, as No. 1 ranked contender

Tyron Woodley takes on No. 10 Robbie Lawler. No.1 ranked flyweight contender Jussier Formiga looks to even the score against No. 2 Joseph Benavidez.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN®: WOODLEY vs. LAWLER 2 will air live from Target Center exclusively on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 29, with prelims kicking off at 6 p.m. ET. Doors open at 5 p.m. ET. All UFC live events on ESPN will also be available in English and Spanish.

A decorated grappler with heavy hands, Woodley (19-4-1, fighting out of St. Louis, Mo.) dethroned Lawler via first-round knockout in July 2016, before holding the welterweight championship for more than two years. During his reign, he compiled successful title defenses against Stephen Thompson, Demian Maia and Darren Till. Woodley now looks to deliver another dominant performance and work his way back to a title shot.

A dangerous KO artist, Lawler (28-13 1NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) first captured the championship against Johny Hendricks in late 2014. Lawler then went on to have epic title defenses against Rory MacDonald and Carlos Condit. Lawler has also netted wins over Donald Cerrone, Matt Brown and Josh Koscheck during his career. He now hopes to score a measure of revenge against Woodley to re-assert himself as a title threat.

A black belt in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and judo, Formiga (23-5, fighting out of Natal, Brazil) aims to avenge a 2013 loss to Benavidez. A perennial contender, he has delivered spectacular victories against Sergio Pettis, Ben Nguyen, Dustin Ortiz and Wilson Reis. He now hopes to push his win streak to four fights and secure his first UFC title shot.

A two-time title challenger, Benavidez (27-5, fighting out of Las Cruces, N.M.) has remained a top contender in the flyweight division since its inception in 2012. A talented grappler with KO power, Benavidez has picked up impressive wins over current champion Henry Cejudo, Alex Perez, Tim Elliott and Dustin Ortiz (twice). He is now ready to stop Formiga a second time to earn another crack at the belt.

Announced bouts on the card include:

  • Former welterweight title challenger and No. 12 ranked contender Demian Maia (26-9, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil) looks to stop surging Anthony Rocco Martin (16-4, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.)
  • Minnesota heavyweight Maurice Greene (7-3, fighting out of St. Cloud, Minn.) looks to continue his hot streak against battle-tested Junior Albini (14-5, fighting out of Paranagua, Parana, Brazil)
  • In an exciting lightweight bout, Drew Dober (20-9, fighting out of Denver, Colo.) takes on Marco Polo Reyes (8-6, fighting out of Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico)
  • Undefeated Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series signee Alonzo Menifield(8-0, fighting out of Dallas, Tex.) meets submission ace Paul Craig (11-3, fighting out of Coatbridge, Scotland)
  • Chas Skelly (17-3, fighting out of Arlington, Tex.) meets Jordan Griffin (17-6, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) in a clash of featherweight standouts
  • Undefeated newcomer Roman Dolidze (6-0, fighting out of Odessa, Ukraine) squares off with Vinicius Moreira (9-2, fighting out of Brasilia, Brazil)
  • Highly-touted light heavyweight prospect Dalcha Lungiambula (9-1, fighting out of Cape Town, South Africa) debuts against talented striker Justin Ledet (9-2 1NC, fighting out of Rosharon, Tex.)

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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YVES ULYSSE JR. DEFEATS STEVE CLAGGETT TO BECOME WBA GOLD SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION

Apr 26, 2019

YVES ULYSSE JR. DEFEATS STEVE CLAGGETT TO BECOMEWBA GOLD SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONJOSHUA ‘THE PROFESSOR’ FRANCO DEFEATS OSCAR ‘EL JAGUAR’ NEGRETE IN CO-MAIN EVENTTHURSDAY APRIL 25, 2019 AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

(ABOVE: Yves Ulysse Jr. lands a vicious right hand on Steve Claggett en route to a decision victory on April 25 at Fantasy Springs Casino Resort)

PhotosPhotos by Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy


INDIO, CALIF. (April 25, 2019): Rising 140-pound contender Yves Ulysse Jr. (18-1, 9 KOs) of Montreal, Canada captured the vacant WBA Gold Super Lightweight Title by defeating Steve Claggett (27-6-2, 17 KOs) of Calgary, Canada via unanimous decision in the high-paced, 10-round main-event of the April 25 edition of Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Ulysse won with scores of 96-94, 97-93, and 97-93. 

“I feel happy and relieved,” said Yves Ulysse Jr. “I was looking for this relief after my first loss, and now I have it. We still have to work hard for a world title shot, but it is definitely in my future.”
“I thought I won the fight,” said Steve Claggett. “I pushed the pace and hurt him twice. He also ran a few rounds. Not to discredit him, but the aggressor and effective puncher should win the rounds. I would love a rematch.”
Joshua “The Professor” Franco (15-1-1, 7 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas went to war against Colombian contender Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (18-2-1, 7 KOs) in a 10-round rematch for the NABF & vacant WBA International Bantamweight Titles. Franco won via split decision with scores of 96-94, and 97-93, while one judge scored it 98-92 in favor of Negrete. 
“I feel great. I’m feel excited to get these two belts,” said Joshua Franco. “It really wanted this, so it shows what happens when you really work hard.”
“It was obvious what people saw,” said Oscar Negrete. “At the very most, Franco won three rounds. But what can you do? It is what it is. Of course we want the rematch!”
Marlen Esparza (6-0, 1 KOs) of Houston, Texas claimed a victory against Jhosep Vizcaino(9-9, 3 KOs) of Quito, Ecuador via unanimous decision to earn the vacant NABO Flyweight Title in an eight-round fight. Esparza won with all three judges scoring 80-72.
“I was working on placing my punches well,” said Marlen Esparza. “I feel like I have gotten stronger since having my baby. I’m able to turn my punches more. I’d like to have two more fights before challenging for a world title.”
Alexis “Lex” Rocha (13-0, 8 KOs) of Santa Ana, Calif. defeated Shoki Sakai (23-10-2, 13 KOs) of Amagasaki, Japan via unanimous decision in a 10-round battle for the WBC Continental Americas Welterweight Title. Rocha  won with scores of 99-91, 97-93 and 97-93.
“I could have done better,” said Alexis Rocha. “I need to go back to the gym and work on my fundamentals. I’m coming off from a long layoff, so I need to get back in the gym and stay busy with more fights.”
Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed (24-2, 13 KOs) of Washington, D.C. defeated Yardley Cruz (25-14, 15 KOs) of Los Mochis, Mexico via second-round technical knockout in a six-round welterweight fight. The fight was stopped at 1:45 of the aforementioned round after a series of unanswered shots forced the referee to call a halt to the action. “It felt good to be back in the ring after 13 months,” said Mike Reed. “I had to take my time in there. He [Cruz] was looking for a way out, but I made sure to take care of business.”
Raul “Cougar” Curiel (5-0, 4 KOs) of Tamaulipas, Mexico scored a second-round technical knockout victory against Andrew Rodgers (4-7-1, 2 KOs) of Elkhart, Ind. in a scheduled six-round super welterweight fight. Rodgers could not continue after the second round due to an injury that he claims to have suffered during the second round.
“We expected more from this fighter,” said Raul Curiel. “Nevertheless, I thank God we got the win. We’ll keep working hard for the next one.”
Anthony Reyes (6-0, 4 KOs) of Coachella, Calif. beat a tough opponent in Roberto Pucheta(10-16-1, 6 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico via unanimous decision in a four-round featherweight bout. Reyes won with three scores of 40-36.  Ulysse Jr. vs. Claggett II was a 10-round fight for the WBA Gold Super Lightweight Title
presented by Golden Boy and Eye of the Tiger Management. The event was sponsored
by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING.”  The fights took place Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.  

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Brant-Murata Middleweight Title Rematch Set For July 12 in Japan

Apr 26, 2019

Brant-Murata Middleweight Title Rematch Set For July 12 in Japan

Live from Edion Arena Osaka in Osaka, Japan
Broadcast details to be announced soon

(April 24, 2019) — Rob “Bravo” Brant and Ryota Murata have a painful shared history. They waged a toe-to-toe battle last October in Las Vegas that saw Brant wrest the WBA middleweight title away from Murata via unanimous decision.

It’s time for the rematch.

Brant will make the second defense of that title against Murata Friday, July 12 at Edion Arena Osaka in Osaka, Japan. Murata, who captured a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, is one of his nation’s most revered sporting heroes and will look to gain vengeance in front of his home fans.

Promoted by Teiken Promotions, in association with Top Rank, Greg Cohen Promotions and Rapacz Boxing, U.S. broadcast information for this world championship event will be announced soon.

“I am very excited to be defending my title in Japan against Ryota Murata. Ever since I beat him for the belt, I have always known this fight was on the horizon,” Brant said. “I feel Murata is only at his full potential while in front of his people. This fight is me showing the world that I can bring my full potential with me wherever I go.”

“Rob Brant beat me fair and square, but I am ready to get revenge,” Murata said. “I want to show everyone the real Ryota Murata and regain my world title in spectacular fashion. I took some time off after my last fight, but I never lost my fighting desire. In fact, I am more motivated than ever.”

“There is no doubt that the rematch with Murata will be a terrific fight filled with tension, excitement and anticipation in front of the supportive Japanese crowd,” Cohen said. “We expect Rob to perform even better the second time around and look forward to another impressive performance. It certainly won’t be easy, but we are confident that the cream will once again rise to the top.”

Brant (25-1, 17 KOs), a native of St. Paul, Minnesota, is unbeaten when fighting as a middleweight. He entered the first Murata fight as a sizable underdog, but his activity told the story. Brant threw 1,262 punches — the second-most ever recorded by CompuBox in a middleweight fight — to overwhelm Murata. For his first title defense, in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota, Brant knocked out the previously unbeaten Khasan Baysangurov in the 11th round.

Murata (14-2, 11 KOs) had a fast rise through the pro ranks after turning pro in August 2013. He won the first 12 bouts of his career before losing a highly controversial split decision to Hassan N’Dam in May 2017 for the vacant WBA middleweight title. He exacted revenge five months later, stopping N’Dam in seven rounds to win the title. Murata made one successful title defense before running into the Brant buzzsaw last October.

Use the hashtag #BrantMurata2 to join the conversation on social media.

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“Honoring Boxing’s History and Supporting Boxing’s Future”

Apr 26, 2019
NEVADA BOXING HALL OF FAME 7th Annual Induction Weekend August 9th and 10th 2019 at Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Las VegasTICKETS ON SALE NOW
LAS VEGAS, NV (April 24, 2019) – A diverse and glittering array of boxing greats will be honored with induction into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame at the 7th Annual Induction Weekend spectacular August 9th and 10th 2019 at Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Las Vegas. The partnership with the Red Rock Casino and Spa is just the beginning of a wonderful relationship with the NVBHOF.

Tickets priced $95 (Ceremony only)  $250$350 (Dinner and Ceremony), and $500 (Access to all weekend events) for the weekend’s events and Induction Gala are on sale now at NVBHOF.com.   All proceeds go to support the mission of building a Hall of Fame Museum to honor Boxing’s Legends and to develop programs for the community to help young people improve their lives through the many positive aspects of Boxing.
The Inductees were announced at a press conference hosted by NVBHOF Founder Rich Marotta and 2014 NVBHOF Inductee, “Colonel” Bob Sheridan. CEO and President Michelle Corrales-Lewis said, “I’m extremely excited about this year’s Class. I feel it’s one of our most glamorous ever!”
The 2019 Induction Class consists of Nevada Resident Boxers Joel CasamayorLeroy HaleyWayne McCullough and Hasim Rahman.  Non-Nevada Resident Boxers “School Boy” Bobby ChaconHumberto “Chiquita” GonzalesBernard HopkinsJuan Manuel Marquez“Terrible” Terry Norris and Ronald “Winky” Wright.  Non-Boxer ParticipantsDuane FordDan GoossenDr. Flip HomanskyFloyd Mayweather Sr. and Marc Risman.
   The weekend will kick off with a fan friendly Meet and Greet in the afternoon on Friday August 9th.  Come get autographs, take pictures or just have a conversation with some of your favorite boxers or industry contributors. In the morning of Saturday August 10th watch as the future stars of boxing showcase their talents in our 3rd Annual WBC Amateur Green Belt Challenge.  Finally, in the evening of Saturday August 10th the moment we all are waiting for, the 7th Annual Induction Ceremony.  Join us as we honor the entire 2019 Induction Class for what they meant to the sport of Boxing in Nevada. 

The Hall was founded in 2013 by noted boxing broadcaster Rich Marotta.   For more information, phone 702-3NVBHOF, or 702-368-2463.  Below is the weekends  itinerary. 
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VERGIL ORTIZ JR. VS. MAURICIO ‘EL MAESTRO’ HERRERA AHORA SERÁ EL DUELO CO ESTELAR DE CANELO VS. JACOBS

Apr 26, 2019

VERGIL ORTIZ JR. VS. MAURICIO ‘EL MAESTRO’ HERRERA AHORA SERÁ EL DUELO CO ESTELAR DE CANELO VS. JACOBS PABLO CÉSAR ‘El DEMOLEDOR’ CANO SE ENFRENTARÁ A MICHAEL ‘THE ARTIST’ PÉREZ POR EL CINTO SUPERLIGERO INTERNACIONAL PLATA CMB LAMONT ROACH JR. ABRIRÁ LA TRANSMISIÓN PRINCIPAL ANTE JONATHAN ‘POLVO’ OQUENDO SÁBADO 4 DE MAYO DE 2019 EN LA T-MOBILE YTRANSMITIDO EN VIVO EXCLUSIVAMENTE POR DAZN     

 LOS ÁNGELES, California 24 de abril de 2019. – Vergil Ortiz Jr. (12-0, 12 nocáuts) tendrá la oportunidad de su vida, pues su combate a 10 asaltos en peso welter frente a Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (24-8, 7 nocáuts) ahora será el co estelar de Canelo vs. Jacobs. Como fue anunciado previamente, la noche también contará con peleadores de la talla de Pablo César “El Demoledor” Cano, Lamont Roach Jr., John “The Gorilla” Ryder, Sadam “World Kid” Ali y Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. en combates separados. El combate a 12 asaltos se efectuará el sábado 4 de mayo de 2019 en la T-Mobile Arena en Las Vegas y será transmitido por la poderosa plataforma de DAZN.        “Esta será una gran prueba para Vergil Ortiz Jr.”, dijo Óscar de la Hoya, Presidente y Jefe Ejecutivo de Golden Boy. “Este joven tiene todo lo que se necesita para convertirse en un dominante campeón mundial, por lo que es justo que un prospecto como él tenga la oportunidad de ser el co estelar de una pelea de Canelo [Álvarez]. A la misma vez, sabemos el tipo de peleador que es Mauricio [Herrera]. Tiene mucha experiencia y ha estado en peleas cerradas con los mejores de su división, incluyendo lo que todos sabemos que fue una victoria frente a Danny García. Si Ortiz Jr. puede lucir espectacular contra Herrera, entonces demostrará lo que ya sabemos: que es una verdadera realidad”, aseveró.        Desde su debut como profesional en 2016, Ortiz Jr. nunca ha escuchado la campanada final de una pelea, y espera mantener su índice de nocaut de 100% en la pelea más dura de su carrera. El nativo de Dallas, Texas, que tiene sus raíces en Michoacán, México, regresará después de derrotar a Jesús Valdezen enero de este año. Ortiz Jr. subirá a la división welter solo para esta pelea, y planea mandar un mensaje fuerte a los peleadores de la división de las 140 libras, donde el joven púgil de 21 años de edad quiere regresar después de esta difícil pelea.
      “Esta es una gran oportunidad para que los fanáticos de todo el mundo me conozcan”, dijo Vergil Ortiz Jr. “Todos estarán observando este evento, así que espero mostrarles a los fanáticos del boxeo de qué estoy hecho. Es muy difícil lucir bien ante Mauricio Herrera, pues los grandes que lo enfrentaron batallaron para encontrarle el modo y se vieron mal. Si puedo lucir bien y ser el primero en noquearlo, entonces dejaré una grata impresión”, finalizó.
       Herrera, ex campeón mundial interino superligero AMB, es un experimentado veterano del deporte. El nativo de Riverside, California ha peleador contra el verdadero quien es quien de las divisiones superligero y welter, incluyendo peleas contra Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov, Mike “Mile High” Alvarado, Danny “Swift” Garcia, Johan “El Terrible” Perez, y Jose “Merciless” Benevidez Jr., entre otros. Herrera traerá a esta pelea toda una gama de experiencia adquirida durante su gran trayectoria.        “Todos saben el tipo de experiencia que tengo”, dijo Mauricio Herrera. “Ya sea contra campeones del mundo, contendientes o prospectos, siempre doy lo mejor de mí. Quizás Vergil Ortiz pidió más de lo que le corresponde, especialmente ahora que somos el evento co estelar. Estoy feliz por otra oportunidad más, y esperamos poder robarnos el show esa noche”, concluyó.        Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (32-7-1, 22 nocáuts) defenderá su cinto superligero Internacional Plata del CMB ante Michael “The Artist” Pérez (25-3-2, 11 nocáuts) en un choque a 10 asaltos. Cano retornará tras su fulminante victoria por nocaut ante el ex triple campeón mundial divisional venezolano Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares       John “The Gorilla” Ryder (27-4, 15 nocáuts) de Londres, Inglaterra peleará contra el juvenil Bilal Akkawy (20-0-1, 16 nocáuts) de Sídney, Australia por el vacante cinto mundial interino supermediano AMB. Inicialmente, Ryder iba a pelear contra David Lemieux, pero el combate fue cancelado debido a una lesión que sufrió el canadiense en su mano derecha. Ryder ahora peleará contra el invicto contendiente que es entrenado por Eddy Reynoso, el mismo que comanda la esquina del súper estrella Canelo Álvarez.        Sadam “World Kid” Ali (27-2, 14 nocáuts) retornará en un combate a 10 asaltos por el cinto vacante welter Plata USNBC ante Anthony Young (20-2, 7 nocáuts) de Atlantic City, Nueva Jersey.        Joseph “JoJo” Díaz Jr. (28-1, 14 nocáuts) de sur El Monte combatirá contra Freddy Fonseca (26-1-1, 17 KOs) de Managua, Nicaragua en una cita 12 asaltos por el cetro vacante superpluma Oro de la AMB. Diaz Jr. regresa tras una dominante victoria frente al aguerrido púgil angelino Charles Huerta.      Alexis Espino (1-0, 1 nocaut) de Las Vegas, Nevada participará en un duelo a cuatro asaltos en peso supermediano ante Billy Wager (1-0) de Great Falls, Montana.
       Canelo vs. Jacobs is a 12-round fight for the WBC, WBA, Lineal, Ring Magazine and IBF Middleweight World Titles presented by Golden Boy in association with Matchroom Boxing. Ortiz vs. Herrera is a 10-round welterweight fight presented by Golden Boy. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The event will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
       Tickets for Canelo vs. Jacobs are on sale now and are priced at $2,505, $1,505, $1,205, $805, $605, $405, $305, and not including applicable service charges and taxes. There will be a limit of 10 per person at the $2,505, $1,505, $1,205, $805, $605, $405, and $305 price levels. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849). Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.t-mobilearena.com or www.axs.com.
       For more information, visit  www.goldenboypromotions.comhttp://www.matchroomboxing.com, and DAZN.com. Follow on Twitter @GoldenBoyBoxing, @Canelo, @DanielJacobsTKO, @MatchRoomBoxing, and @DAZN_USA. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing,  

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GOLDEN BOY DAZN THURSDAY NIGHT FIGHTS TO BE TELEVISED ON REGIONAL SPORTS NETWORKS

Apr 26, 2019

GOLDEN BOY DAZN THURSDAY NIGHT FIGHTS TO BE TELEVISED ON REGIONAL SPORTS NETWORKS THROUGHOUT THE NATIONULYSSE JR. VS. CLAGGETT 2 TO ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON FACEBOOK WATCH  VIA THE GOLDEN BOY FIGHT NIGHT PAGE AND ON RINGTV.COM

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 23, 2019): Golden Boy, the leading media and entertainment brand, along with global sports streaming giant DAZN, are proud to announce that the new monthly boxing series, Thursday Night Fights, will be distributed to regional cable channels throughout the U.S. 
The series will be available on networks such as NBC Sports Regionals, Spectrum Sportsnet, AT&T SportsNet, and Root Sports Networks. The combination of these regional sports networks brings the reach of Thursday Night Fights to 62 million U.S. households. Fight fans who want to learn more about when and where the program will be available in their area can use our interactive widget below.

Thursday Night Fights will continue with its second installment on April 25 in an event headlined by the 10-round rematch between super lightweight contender Yves Ulysse Jr. (17-1, 9 KOs) of Montreal, Canada and Steve Claggett (27-5-2, 17 KOs) of Calgary, Canada. The fight will take place at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.  The series consists of a three-hour program, featuring a two-hour block of live fights followed by a one-hour studio show. The studio show will feature renowned writers from Ring Magazine as they provide in-depth analysis and previews from boxing events around the globe. The three-hour program will air from 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. ET/7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. PT and will also be available on RingTV.com and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page. The monthly series will continue on the following dates:

  • May 16, 2019
  • June 13, 2019
  • July 18, 2019
  • August 22, 2019
  • September 26, 2019
  • October 24, 2019
  • November 14, 2019
  • December 5, 2019 

Details for these upcoming cards will be announced in the near future.
Ulysse Jr. vs. Claggett II is a 10-round fight for the WBA Gold Super Lightweight Title presented by Golden Boy and Eye of the Tiger Management. The event is sponsored by Tecate,”THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING.”  The fights will take place Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.  The Thursday Night Fights broadcast will be streamed live on RingTV.com and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The series will also be available on regional sports networks around the nation. To see when and where the series is available, click here. Tickets for the event are on sale and start at $25. Tickets will be available at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino box office, by calling 1-800-827-2946, or by purchasing online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com. Media interested covering Ulysse Jr. vs. Claggett II must be pre-approved for credentials. Credential applications are due Monday, April 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. PT. Click here to apply for a media credential. Submitting an application does not guarantee approval for a credential. You cannot transfer your credentials to someone else. Media will not be credentialed on-site, no exceptions.

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GGG vs ROLLS – MSG June 8 on DAZN

Apr 26, 2019

GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN and STEVE ROLLSHOST NEW YORK PRESS CONFERENCEANNOUNCING THEIR JUNE 8 RUMBLE ON DAZN
Today, April 22 at Madison Square Garden

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NEW YORK (April 18, 2019) — Boxing’s pound-for-pound superstar attraction GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN and undefeated Top-10 world-rated contender STEVE ROLLS kicked off their coast-to-coast media tour with a New York press conference April 22, at Madison Square Garden. 
Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs), from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, will formally announce that he is bringing his Big Drama Show back to the “Mecca of Boxing” on Saturday, June 8, in a 12-round rumble with 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.
Boasting a resume that includes a record 20 consecutive middleweight title defenses (18 by way of knockout), Golovkin has consistently drawn packed houses to the five previous events he has headlined at The Garden, dating back to 2013. Rolls, who has stopped four of his last seven opponents, has vowed to ice the middleweight legend with his version of a Canadian cold front.         
Promoted by GGG Promotions, in association with DiBella Entertainment, tickets to The Big Apple battle between Golovkin and Rolls go on sale this Saturday, April 20, at Noon ET.  Priced at $750, $500, $300, $200, $100, and $50, not including fees, tickets 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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DANIEL ‘MIRACLE MAN’ JACOBS INTERNATIONAL

Apr 26, 2019

DANIEL ‘MIRACLE MAN’ JACOBS INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT AND AUDIO

LAS VEGAS (April 22, 2019):Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs), the IBF Middleweight World Champion of Brooklyn, N.Y., hosted an international media conference call today to discuss his upcoming 12-round unification fight against WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico. Robert Gasparri, COO of Golden Boy, and Eddie Hearn, Managing Director of Matchroom Sport, also participated on the call, along with trainer Andre Rozier and manager Keith Connolly. The event will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN. Below is what today’s participants had to say on the call:ROBERT GASPARRI: I want to thank everybody for dialing in today to the Danny Jacobs international media conference call. On May 4, IBF middleweight champ Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs will fight the most important battle of the year as he takes on WBC, WBA lineal And Ring Magazine, Middleweight World Champion Canelo Ãlvarez in a 12-round unification fight. The event will take place at the T-Mobile Arena.

We want to thank our sponsors: Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle” for the continued support of the fight game.

We’d now like to introduce the participants. Before we open it up for questions and answers to the media, first I would like to introduce a man we have worked with for many times at Golden Boy. He’s the promotor of fighters such as Anthony Joshua, and he’s also the promotor for Danny Jacobs under the banner of Matchroom Boxing, USA. Please, welcome Eddie Hearn, managing director of Matchroom Sports.

EDDIE HEARN: Thank you, Robert, and looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks. Thank you, everyone, for dialing in today. Can’t say enough about this fight.

I’m so excited as a fan to even be watching this fight, let alone being involved in the promotion and having one of our guys be in the fight and in it to win it.

I just think everybody in boxing right now, whether they are a fan or particularly even the people in boxing are talking about this fight, the outcome, the fact as this draws closer we don’t know who is going to win this exciting unification fight.

We want to thank Golden Boy, DAZN, our mutual partners who have done such a fantastic job right now. I think in a world where we talk about the price point of Pay-Per-View in the United States, and we see the last I think three Pay-Per-View fights just not delivering value in my opinion, here you have a legitimate Pay-Per-View fight that takes place on DAZN, away from Pay-Per-View, and I think it’s so refreshing for the sport of boxing and so exciting for the sport of boxing that DAZN can deliver these kind of fights on their platform. I think it’s going to do extremely well.

In terms of our side, our camp, this is absolutely everything. It’s meant so much to all of us involved in this fight. As every day comes closer and closer, we have more and more belief that Danny Jacobs is going to be victorious on the May 4; it’s written in the stars. The performances he’s put together the last two years have all led him to this moment.

I think Andre Rozier is doing a fantastic job, and I can’t wait to be in Las Vegas for fight week, see that man soak it up. See that man get ready for destiny because that’s what it is on May 4, destiny for Daniel Jacobs to fight Canelo, one of the biggest stars in the world of sport, and I have absolutely no doubt that one May 4 Danny Jacobs will become the unified middleweight champion. I think it’s going to be an amazing fight, the stars will gel incredibly well, and I can’t wait for the whole week.

This is exactly what big-time boxing is all about, the best versus the best, and I just cannot wait for the excitement, the fight week, the press conferences, the weigh-ins, fight night, that ring walk, the incredible Mexican fans that will be there, the American fans that will be there, and I can’t wait to be part of it.

Thanks everyone for dialing it and we look forward to just a couple of weeks to go now for the absolute fight of the year.

THE MODERATOR: Thank you, Eddie. Thank you. I would like to introduce an important member of Team Jacobs. He’s played an important role in the careers of many fighters. He’s done a tremendous job with Danny Jacobs, especially as he enters the most important part of his career. Please welcome Keith Connolly, manager of Danny Jacobs.

KEITH CONNOLLY: Thank you. Pleasure to join you guys today. The big fight is right around the corner. We’re less than two weeks away. I’m excited for Danny and Team Jacobs.

I’ve known Danny for a long time right now, and he is definitely at his physical and mental peak, and I don’t think this fight could have come really at a better time.

Thanks to Coach Farib (ph), his conditioning coach, David Honig (ph), and everybody else that’s involved with Danny has really put 100 percent in, and I know Danny has, as well.

We’re a few weeks away from Danny being I think if not the No. 1 pound-for-pound guy in the world, at least in the top three, because I think he’s really going to put on a show and I think he’s going to beat Canelo Ãlvarez convincingly, and if he does that, there’s no doubt he’s at the top of the boxing world. I look forward to it.

It’s right around the corner and I think it’s going to be a great event.

THE MODERATOR: I now want to introduce a man who has had a tremendous impact on the career of Danny Jacobs. He has worked with Danny throughout his amateur and professional career and guided him to two world titles, he’s now preparing Danny for the biggest fight of his career. Please welcome to the call, Andre Rozier, the trainer of Danny Jacobs.

ANDRE ROZIER: Good morning, and thank you to everyone who took the time for this conference.

This is actually a stage in Danny’s career that he has earned and prepared himself since an amateur to be ready to represent himself as the No. 1 middleweight in the world. This is no telltale issue; this is no streak of fate. This is Danny’s destiny. He was destined to be middleweight champion of the world, destined to be a Hall of Famer, and he is destined to show those that greatness comes from hard work and dedication.

So we are here to show the world what time it is.

THE MODERATOR: At 32 years old Danny Jacobs has overcome many obstacles that could crumble an average ban must he is not your average man. Not only is he a world champion in one of the toughest divisions of the sport, but he is an inspiration to us all.

Having beaten a rare form of bone cancer and returning to the ring to fight in one of the biggest events of the year, Danny is an example for people of all walks of life, both in and out of ring with a record of 35-2 and 29 knockouts, and coming from Brooklyn, New York, please welcome to the call, IBF Middleweight World Champion, Danny Jacobs.

DANNY JACOBS: First, I want to say thank you to everyone for being involved in this call today. I’m extremely excited to be at this stage in my career. I’m extremely excited to have these opportunities come my way. I know this is a big opportunity and I look forward to taking full advantage of it.

I’m already here in Las Vegas. I’m getting acclimated, preparing mind, body and soul and come May 4, I’ll be prepared and look forward to seeing everyone; and I look forward to being victorious and look forward to being the best middleweight in the world.

Look forward to answering these questions. Thanks everybody for being on board.

Q. When you watch Canelo Alvarez’s fights and you assess how you’re going to fight against him, what are the weaknesses you see in his game?
DANNY JACOBS: I definitely don’t think that it’s from his skill set because he has one of the best skill sets that’s out there. His sense of onslaught, his upper body movement, his defense is really good. There’s really not much that you can kind of, you know, battle through and say that, you can do this and you can do that.

What I know is that I have the physical advantages, and I look forward to using my physical advantage, my reach, height, range, and being that I also have speed, power, ring IQ, as well, that’s what I feel like is going to make me victorious.

Q. Who do you think — you don’t know for sure because you haven’t fought him yet. But he’s got a lot of knockouts and stopped a lot of guys and you do, also. Who do you think’s the bigger hitter?

DANNY JACOBS: Oh, I think I’m the bigger hitter. I definitely think I’m the stronger fighter, yeah.

Q. The bigger puncher?

DANNY JACOBS: Correct.

Q. This has been brought up, we all know it’s a top-level match up and one of the best that can get made in the sport today but there’s no animosity between you guys, no bad language, no insults. You’re not buddies but you’ve been cordial to each other. From your point of view, how hard is it to get out there and promote it and try to get attention to the fight when that is not part of the promotion, when it’s two good guys who don’t really have anything bad to say and aren’t looking to stir things up, but just want to get in the ring and put on a good show?

DANNY JACOBS: It’s never been my intention in my lead-up to any fight to sort of create this animosity to sell the fight or to bash my opponent. Never have I ever wanted to do that. It has never been in my nature.

I know that boxing is just a sport. So for me, this has been one of the best promotions and best lead-ups that I’ve been a part of because I share the same ideas with my opponent, which is strictly being professional and let our skills and let our — you know, what we actually feel inside as far as who we are and what we bring to the table and let that speak for itself inside the ring.

That’s not been hard. That’s not who I am to really go out there and try to bash fighters or say negative things.

I mean, it has happened in the past before because of some of my other opponents, but you know, this has been a breath of fresh air for me because I can just focus on taking care of business inside the ring and not having any animosity. I know that sometimes certain things, like you know, trash-talking and, you know, things that people look forward to saying that this is going to be a huge fight.

But I mean, from the notion of what the fans and what the boxing media is already predicting is that this fight is going to speak for itself. This is a can’t-miss type of fight. This is a Hall of Famer-type of fight.

I’m just grateful for that; that our skills can speak for itself and we don’t have to go out there and be goofy or, you know, go out there and be someone who we actually aren’t. So that’s a breath of fresh air for me.

Q. I wanted to ask Eddie about that. Eddie, are you there? Can you speak to that aspect of the fight, how difficult is it for you as one of the promoters of the event, when you have two main-event fighters who are terrific fighters but just wanting to in the ring and fight and there’s no trash talk, like Danny said, no animosity, just basically want to let their skills show in the ring. Is it more difficult to promote a fight when they don’t bring that attention to themselves by calling the other out or by doing goofy stuff?

EDDIE HEARN: Not when you are at this level, in my opinion. The trash talk and the hype is great and it helps to build a fight that might not be easy to build.

But when you have a fight like this where cave is certainly the biggest star in U.S. boxing and possibly in world boxing, and Danny Jacobs is a Middleweight World Champion, and his story is echoed around the world of sport; I think that when you have got these two coming together in a unification fight, I don’t really see the need for bad blood.

In fact, I think it’s an opportunity for the sport to blossom and I think it’s an opportunity to actually show people, young people, or people in the sport, or even fighters coming through the sport, how to actually behave par.

When you’ve got good guys usually, I don’t think you should change, and I don’t think you should change to sell a fight, especially when you are as good and as elite as these two.

Trash talk and fight is always good for promotion, but it’s always not needed when you’re talking about an elite or Hall of Fame fight. Because the winner of this fight I think is the No. 1 pound-for-pound in boxing, and when Danny Jacobs beats him, he will get his rights to call himself just that.

Q. You know, boxing is a year-round sport, but Danny, your thoughts on being a part of Cinco de Mayo weekend, historically at least in the past 20 years, it has become the Super Bowl Sunday of the sport. Your thoughts on now being a part of that?

DANNY JACOBS: I’m super grateful. Cinco de Mayo is definitely one of the biggest boxing events that is. So to be a part of that, especially against one of the biggest stars, arguably the biggest star in boxing, is just icing on the cake for me. It’s a breath of fresh air.

Getting to in there and be a part of the big of the event and I feel like all is at stake. There’s so much at stake with this fight, as well. I cannot only become the best middleweight in the world, but a future potential Hall of Famer in this fight, as well, pound-for-pound, etc., however you want to view it. There’s so much that I can gain from this fight on such a big weekend.

I’m looking forward to giving the fans ultimately a great show. Looking to prove that I am the best, and enjoying all of this weekend or the weekend of the fight, the lead-up to the fight.

I’m already in Vegas. So I’m here and I’m looking at the billboards and I’m looking at the promotion. I’m really truly loving it. I’m a fan of the sport of boxing, so to be a part of it is a blessing for me.

Q. As a fan, this is a big fight weekend for Oscar and Pacquiao; is there a fight that you remember watching at home?

DANNY JACOBS: There’s been a couple Cinco de Mayo fights I’ve watched at home. Probably a lot of time, it’s where I’ve had to prepare for a fight myself, so I couldn’t really indulge in maybe the festivities or celebrate or enjoy the way I wanted to. But this is my time and I look forward to celebrating after the fight with my friends and my loved ones.

Q. What is it like to see your picture? You’re in Vegas now. When you walk the Strip and see yourself up there, there’s nothing like a big fight there. Your thoughts on that?

DANNY JACOBS: I think it’s incredible. It never ceases to amaze me the opportunity that arises for me after my cancer care. I’ve been able to not only fulfill my dreams and become a world champion, but there’s been so many different opportunities that just blow my mind and opportunities that I never thought I’d had. I’ve always just wanted to get back into the ring and that was just my main goal.

Now there’s so much that is presenting themselves, I’m really blown away by it all, but I’m keeping myself humble and I’m keeping myself in the right mind frame to where I can just put it in a certain place in my mind and stay focused on the fight.

Q. Since both you and Canelo are the stars in boxing, what is in your mind, is different in this fight?

DANNY JACOBS: Yeah, I’m just extremely excited for this fight, thank you.

Q. I’m hearing more talk about the winner of this fight being pound-for-pound No. 1 or 2 or 3. From your perspective, Danny, who do you think you would be perhaps surpassing if you beat, if and when you beat Canelo? Is it Crawford? Lomachenko? Who is pound-for-pound the No. 1 that you would be supplanting?

DANNY JACOBS: I’ve never been vocal about where I place myself in the pound-for-pound. I’ve just been grateful that I’ll be able to be on the list. Because when you think about top pound-for-pound fighters today, I’m not sure if I make that list or I’m in the Top-10. I don’t care who I surpass.

As long as I’m on the list, wherever the fans choose to place me, that’s what I’m grateful for. But for everybody that’s on the list, I’m true fans of and I support; so to place myself over anybody, especially guys like — guys that you just mentioned, I mean, I won’t say it’s injustice, but that’s really not my job.

My job is to go there and be the best fighter that I can be and left the fan and the boxing public choose where they place me.

Q. I’m interested in this one from the perspective of the fans have been watching the Pay-Per-Views, and understand that this is a capitalistic enterprise for people, but this is being presented as a clear alternative to that. This question could go to Eddie. You watched the fight on Saturday. There was that interesting ending. Does that make it easier to compare and contrast this event, which is on the streaming platform, and there isn’t the hefty premium fee attached to it? Does that make it easier for you to do a compare and contrast?

EDDIE HEARN: Yeah, when you look at the last few Pay-Per-View events, particularly this year, Pacquiao, Garcia, Crawford, I don’t think I’ve seen an away-fighter win a round in hardly any Pay-Per-View event. Roman might have nicked a couple, but he’s on the undercard, especially Saturday in Texas.

Obviously the main market for us is the U.K. and you talk about our Pay-Per-Views are $25. Your Pay-Per-Views are anywhere between 70 and $100. It’s a huge amount of money for one night of boxing, especially if it doesn’t stack up.

Really, I look at this and say for one Pay-Per-View, you can get a whole subscription, within that you have Danny Jacobs against Canelo Alvarez. A couple weeks after that, you have Inoue and Rodriguez, and then you have Anthony Joshua and Golovkin, all within a month’s subscription.

I think it’s refreshing that someone is coming in to supplement the public’s money which is funding fights like this. We never want a show to do badly but I just think that U.S. fight fans are getting an unfair ride. And on May 4, they get to see the fight of the year without the 80 or $100, and I think that’s great for boxing.

Q. Andre Rozier, in your mind, is this a 50/50 fight? If no, what are the odds? How do you see this one? And if I’m asking you to choose one area where Danny is better and what the difference maker is going to be, what is it, sir?

ANDRE ROZIER: As always, we come from a neighborhood that defines you in surviving, being strong, taking no short, and this is how Danny has basically been living his life. And when there’s a conflict that he has to face, he rises to the occasion.

And he’s been places that none of us ever will — and I pray, not have to visit, but he has been very successful in his battle.

So when you fight the hardest fight that you ever can fight in your life, I’m sorry to say but these events don’t add up. Danny has been through the worst that anybody could be through, and this is just common fodder and Danny is going to once again rise to the occasion.

As for your question, what are some of the better things he does, well, basically, his heart and soul and his desire to win. He’s a fantastic athlete and a great talent, but talent alone does never reach the goal.

You have to have all the necessary traits to be special. We always talk about that talented guy that could fight, but didn’t have the heart to fight. Well, you have the whole package here. He can fight and he will fight, and a dogfight is nothing that he’s afraid of.

Q. I remember after you fought Golovkin, in the post-fight press conference, you were pretty calm saying you were going to wait for another big opportunity to come around, and lo and behold, here one has, arguably the fight of the year. What makes you so confident that you didn’t have to be so frustrated after a controversial decision and that you knew things would take a turn?

DANNY JACOBS: Because I know that real recognize real; I knew that because we didn’t get the decision from maybe the politics of boxing, I knew that it would be a popular demand that I would be back at this stage. And lo and behold, I got that great deal with HBO right after that Golovkin fight. We signed with Matchroom, and now here with DAZN.

So many opportunities have arrived from just that one fight with Golovkin where I proved to be among the best in the world.

I just knew this opportunity would present itself because I gave my very best that night, and I just knew that it wasn’t the end of me. Most times, guys, they reach that level, they lose and sometimes it may take a couple years for to you see them guys reach that level again.

I would owe it to my team, every one of Team Jacobs, especially my manager, Keith Connolly. I owe it to my team on the ground, Andre Rozier, all the guys who make sure that they support me and make sure I stay on the straight and narrow so that I can be at my best each and every time I go out to display my skills.

I just knew that it was a matter of time before we got to this level. But the fact that this happened so fast, just super grateful for it, but it’s one of those things to show you, not only with skill and preparation. But with a great team, you can achieve anything.

Q. My other question is for Eddie Hearn. A lot of talk this past weekend as far as having animosity with some of the game’s bigger power players. How easy is it for you to be working with Golden Boy? You seem to have a pretty smooth relationship.

EDDIE HEARN: Yeah, we always have done. Even before we were both aligned with DAZN, we always worked well on fights together and we had done — I’m quite close with Robert Diaz — you know, I think that right now, obviously I think that politics isn’t anything new. It’s quite straightforward. You have to look after your fight and your business.

If you’re with one particular platform, your job is to make the best fight and have the best fighters on that platform. Some people, in the case that you’re talking about — they are advising that their promoters would like to keep on their platform, so it’s hard to achieve.

But obviously with Danny signing with us and DAZN and Canelo doing his deal with DAZN, it was a game changer.

When we signed Danny Jacobs, there was only one thing I wanted to do, the winner of Canelo and GGG, and I felt I would have failed if I didn’t deliver that to Keith and Andre. And the stars aligned and when Canelo did his deal; it was a big help to us. And the reason Danny went to HBO was not just put his trust in us, but to get the GGG and Canelo winner. And obviously when Canelo went to DAZN, it was a natural move for Danny, as well.

Everyone did a great job, and Oscar and Eric and Robert, and we just come together. I wasn’t sure whether they would want to take the fight.

And Canelo deserves respect as well because this is the toughest fight out there for him many any opinion. This is the toughest fight out there in the division and he’s chosen to take it, and it was with help from DAZN. But ultimately the fighter is the one that takes the decision and he’s the one that takes the challenge and that’s great for boxing and we all give him respect for that.

KEITH CONNOLLY: It’s been a pleasure working with everybody and Matchroom and the team and everybody at Golden Boy, it’s a good working relationship, and it’s a pleasure working with Eddie and everybody at Matchroom.

Q. Danny, I want to know if you have studied the Canelo fight, and what did you learn about his skills and weaknesses?

DANNY JACOBS: I think ultimately what I talk from that fight is how uneducated Canelo’s feetwork are. He’s great as far as offensive — coming forward as much as punches and bunches and especially his body shots, but a moving target, he really has a hard time with. Looking to exploit some of those things come fight night, as well.

Q. You just alluded to my question. Do you think there’s a style out there that people are not realizing? If you look at the way he fought against Lara and the way he fought against Floyd, it seems to be a problem that he has fighting people that move, that are not stationary target. Do you think that’s something that’s going to be to your advantage?

DANNY JACOBS: Yeah, absolutely. Canelo, as recent for this fight buildup, he was posting social media videos of him hitting the bag and you know, him doing all different type of boxing training, and people are like: Oh! Oh! Wow! Whoa, he’s in stellar shape! He’s going to be a monster come fight night!

But I was simply looking at his knees and how he’s been having trouble with his knees and trouble with issues as far as guys being athletes, pure athletes inside the ring.

So I’m looking to exploit some of those things and I know that he’s going to, you know, bring the best that he can bring, but it’s inevitable to overlook some of his flaws.

And for my team, we’ve created not only Plan A, Plan B and Plan C, but a few game plans to exploit Canelo’s weaknesses.

Q. Do you think the GGG fight got you ready for this big stage? Do you think it was an appetizer — you were out there — a week and a half out, do you think being here before, kind of what you needed to be here at this point in time in your career and your life?

DANNY JACOBS: I definitely think it definitely gave me a lot more experience but I think it’s more mental than anything. I think the physical skills has always been there but it’s about knowing that you belong and knowing that you are the best and knowing that you can thrive in this type of round where, you know, all is high-stake.

It’s the biggest platform that you can be in in boxing. It can be really, really nerve-wrecking for the faint of heart but for someone who has the experience in the past, maybe not of this magnitude because the main goal, but very similar, were the past couple fights that I’ve had that have been huge fights and fights where, you know, I was predicted to lose or that, you know, that it couldn’t go my way and I prevailed.

So that mental battle to me is already — it’s passed me and I’ve gained experience from it and for this fight, I’m just looking to go in there and put the physical together to accomplish my goals.

Q. For the general person that doesn’t know who you are, we know you’re a great guy, champion of the sport. Why would I know your name come May 5?

DANNY JACOBS: They would have known my name is because the general consensus is Canelo is not only the face of boxing but he is probably pound-for-pound one of the best in the sport. He’s one of the most recognized fighters in all of our sport.

I think a victory over him, a convincing victory, as well, would definitely solidify my spot and it would be inevitable for people to know who Daniel Jacobs is.

Q. You have not fought in Las Vegas for quite a long time, almost nine years, and didn’t go so well. Do you have any concerns or any thoughts about being back in Las Vegas, and would a win be especially sweet revenge for you?

DANNY JACOBS: There’s definitely no concerns because if you know anything about the last time I fought in Vegas and how old I was, and the things that I was going through at that time, I’m a completely different fighter. And I’m also a completely different person, with a mature mind, with a lot more skills, with a lot more mental strength. So there’s not fear; there’s not a worry whatsoever when it comes to that.

But it definitely will be sweet but not to avenge a loss that I’ve had before, but just to capitalize and be victorious in the fights in where people predict it’s either a 50/50 fight or against one of the best fighters in the world, and for that reason and for that reason alone I’m just excited for it, not to try to overshine or put patches on anything that happened in the past because the past make you who you are today.

Q. A happier question. Is your son with you in Las Vegas?

DANNY JACOBS: No, he’s not at the moment. He’s in school at the moment. He’s taking some tests and I’m very supportive of him and I’m very proud of him because he already passed two or three of his tests already. He got one more test today that he’s going to take and I look forward to talking to him once school is over.

He is everything that I do all of this for, and he is going to be in Las Vegas for fight week.

Q. What do you think he’ll say when he says Dad 20 feet high on the side of a building?

DANNY JACOBS: I think it will be a very proud moment, not only for my son but for my family. I think that we all have gone through this journey together, and seeing me reach the pinnacle will make everyone proud and will make everyone happy and excited.

But I think ultimately everybody have one, you know, motive, and that’s to go in there and do work and come out and then we can celebrate after. But you know, this type of thing kind of comes with the territory. My son has grown in the sport of boxing and grown in support for his dad. He’s going to be ecstatic, but ultimately we won’t be happy until we go in there and get the job done.

Q. Canelo is widely seen as a much better fighter than the one who was out-boxed by Mayweather. Is that really true or were other guys maybe not busy enough or too mistake-prone to take advantage of the opportunity that you see on May 4?

DANNY JACOBS: I understand he’s gotten a lot better. He’s a lot younger back then, but I’m also a completely different fighter, as well. I think I plan on using not just the Mayweather blueprint, but I look forward to using the Daniel Jacobs blueprint to be victorious. I’m not like any other fighters that you just mentioned. In my mind, I believe that I can be victorious if I just become my best self that night.

Q. You alluded before that with the Golovkin decision, probably politics played a part in you not getting a close decision. We’ve seen in recent years Canelo gets the benefit of the doubt on a lot of the scorecard, particularly with one always being wise for him. Do you have any concerns, even with your improvement, you’ll get one close in Vegas?

DANNY JACOBS: I’m thought about this numerous times, and I don’t want to focus — we’re getting closer to the fight and just want to become headstrong and know that if I go in there and do my job, I’ll be awarded the victory with no added influence outside the ring.

I don’t really want to touch on it too much, but at the same time we know that the past has spoke for itself but for me, I have to block those things out and remain head strong to where I go in there and do my job and get the victory because if I go in there and get a knockout then all of that is out the window, anyway.

I just have to focus on our game plans, focus on being my best version, being the best version of myself that night and block out any entities that would play in my mind or that I would allow in my mind.

Q. I don’t want to say, is the moment going to be too much but going into the fight with GGG, did you feel like the moment was too much for you in that fight and if it was or if it wasn’t, how does that fight kind of help you with, you know, kind of what you’re expecting because the Canelo, fight, in my opinion, is bigger than the GGG?

DANNY JACOBS: No, I don’t think the moment with the GGG fight was too much for me. I think mentally I grew within the fight, as well and came out a completely different fighter mentally, but it definitely didn’t get the best of me as far as the moment and especially as far as the fighter and the fight itself.

But I think the experience with me, and going into this fight, I just know that I’m 100 percent in the best possible mind and head space that I could be in. Knowing that I am the better fighter; knowing that if I go in there and do my job, I would be victorious. That all played into my mind right now — Golovkin — that I’ve gained to place me at this point.

THE MODERATOR: This will conclude the question-and-answer period.

Danny, would you like to make any final comments to the media?

DANNY JACOBS: Well, to the media, I just want to say thank you, guys, for promoting this fight. Thank you guys for being a part of this. This is a dream come true. I look forward to taking advantage of this opportunity and prove that I am the best middleweight in the world. You guys are not going to want to miss the fight. Please, please, please be in attendance, if you can’t subscribe to DAZN, because this is a fight we are going to be talking about for many, many many years to come.

I have a spectacular opponent in Canelo Alvarez, and this is going to be fight of the year candidate for sure. Please, please, please, don’t miss it and thank you for all of your support and thank you for all of my Team Jacobs, friends, family that have supported me in my career. This is the moment I’ve always prayed to have, and now that this moment is here, I thank you, love you, peace, blessings — and shout out to Brooklyn — this victory is not only going to be Team Jacobs but we are going to bring the belt all back to Brooklyn, New York City. Thank you guys for the love.

THE MODERATOR: Just to add again, if you’re in Vegas, there’s still some tickets available. Come to the fight. It’s going to be in amazing in the arena, or watch it on DAZN. Thank you, all. This will conclude the Danny Jacobs international conference call. Thank you everybody for participatingCanelo vs. Jacobs is a 12-round fight for the WBC, WBA, Lineal, Ring Magazine and IBF Middleweight World Titles presented by Golden Boy 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, May 4, 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.

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