Fury vs. Schwarz Headlines ESPN+ Top Rank Boxing Triple-Header

Jun 12, 2019
Sweet Science Saturday: Fury vs. Schwarz Headlines ESPN+ Top Rank Boxing Triple-Header

 IBF Featherweight Champion Josh Warrington defends his belt against unbeaten challenger Kid Galahad – 3pm ET from England

·     Twin Rising Stars Jason and Andrew Moloney Both Take the Ring at home in Australia – 6am ET

·     10 bouts scheduled on ESPN+ as part of 11 hours of live boxing across ESPN platforms 

This Saturday, June 15, ESPN+ will bring boxing fans an exclusive Top Rank Boxing triple-header, culminating with unbeaten lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury against top contender Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas.
The action starts on ESPN+ bright and early, at 6am ET when Australian twin brothers Andrew Moloney (19-0, 12 KOs) and Jason Moloney (18-1, 15 KOs) are both in action from Seagulls Stadium, Tweeds Head, Australia. The 28-year-old twin rising stars, will both take the ring, as Jason (no. 6 in ESPN.com’s Bantamweight rankings) will defend his WBA Oceania Bantamweight title against Tanzania’s challenger Goodluck Mrema (23-4, 13 KO), while brother Andrew (ESPN.com’s no. 10 ranked Junior Bantamweight) faces off against former Tanzanian Champion Selemani Bangaiza (15-5, 5 KO). Andrew is coming off a significant victory in March, having demolished the highly rated Chilean Miguel Gonzalez on Gonzalez’ home turf in San Francisco de Mostazal.
At 3pm ET the action moves to England for a battle of unbeatens squaring off for the IBF Featherweight Championship, as defending champion Josh Warrington (28-0, 6 KOs) and unbeaten challenger Kid Galahad(26-0, 15 KOs) meet in Leeds.  Warrington (ranked no. 2 in ESPN.com’s Featherweight rankings) will be fighting in front of his hometown crowd and defending his title for the second time, having taken the title from Lee Selby in May 2018 and defended it in December in an intense clash with Carl Frampton. He faces Galahad (ranked no. 8 by ESPN.com), the mandatory challenger following an October defeat of Toka Kahn Clary in Boston. Born in Qatar, Galahad has lived most of his life in Sheffield, England, making this a Yorkshire Derby.
The big day of boxing culminates with Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs), the self-proclaimed “Gypsy King” and one of boxing’s most compelling fighters, meeting Schwarz at the MGM in Grand Las Vegas.  The fight marks the first in a multi-fight agreement announced in February, in which Fury’s fights are co-promoted by Top Rank and Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions. Fury captured the lineal heavyweight title on Nov. 28, 2015, with a unanimous decision over longtime champion Wladimir Klitschko. That win catapulted him to worldwide fame, but a host of personal demons threatened to end his career before he could defend his title. He blew up to 400-plus pounds, only to author a 2018 comeback that ranks among the great redemption stories in sporting history. In the third fight of his comeback, Fury fought WBC champion Deontay Wilder to a disputed draw in a sensational fight of the year candidate.
The co-feature for the evening’s fight card will see a light heavyweight clash between former world title challengers Jesse Hart (25-2, 21 KOs) and Sullivan Barrera (22-2, 14 KOs). A full seven-bout undercard for the Fury-Schwarz fight will be carried live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, beginning at 7p.m. ET.
In just over a year since its launch, ESPN+ has already become a must-have destination for boxing fans, having already carried 21 exclusive world title fights, across 12 different weight classes and the four major sanctioning bodies (IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO).  ESPN+ also has thousands of hours of the greatest boxing matches of all time, on-demand, from the ESPN Big Fights Library and Top Rank Boxing Library.
  6 a.m.
Jason Moloney vs. Goodluck Mrema
Seagulls Rugby League Club
Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
Reagan Dessaix vs. Mitchell Whitlaw
Andrew Moloney vs. Selemani Bangaiza
Kerry Foley vs. Mose Auimatagi Jr.
3 p.m.
Josh Warrington (C) vs. Kid Galahad – IBF  World Featherweight Championship
First Direct Arena
Leeds, England, UK
 Zelfa Barrett vs. Lyon Woodstock
 J.J. Metcalf vs. Jason Welborn
Shakiel Thompson vs. Alistair Warren
10 p.m.
Tyson Fury vs. Tom Schwarz*
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, NV
Jesse Hart vs. Sullivan Barrera

* Undercard bouts carried live on ESPN2 & ESPN Deportes from 7-10 p.m. 
Fury vs. Schwarz Headlines ESPN+ Top Rank Boxing Triple-Header
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Oscar Valdez-Jason Sanchez Headline Saturday’s Top Rank on ESPN Show

Jun 12, 2019
Weigh-In Results: Reno Fight Night

Valdez vs. Sanchez
Flores Jr. vs. Briceno

Reno-Sparks Convention Center (Reno, Nevada)
LIVE on ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TOMORROW at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
Undercard Streaming on ESPN+ at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT 

(Photo Credit: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)

ESPN & ESPN Deportes (10 p.m. ET)

Oscar Valdez 125.4 lbs vs. Jason Sanchez 124.8 lbs
(Valdez’s WBO Featherweight world title – 12 Rounds)
Judges/Referee: Tim Cheatham, Eric Cheek and Glenn Trowbridge/Vic Drakulich

Gabriel Flores Jr. 132.8 lbs vs. Salvador Briceno 132.2 lbs
(Lightweight  – 8 Rounds)
Judges/Referee: Robert Hoyle, Patricia Morse Jarman and Dave Moretti/Robert Byrd

ESPN+ (7:30 p.m. ET)

• Robson Conceicao 127.8 lbs vs. Carlos Ruiz 127.2 lbs
(Super Featherweight – 8 Rounds)

• Diego Elizondo 134.8 lbs vs. Sergio Vega 133.6 lbs

(Lightweight – 4 Rounds)

• Michael Seals 175.2 lbs vs. Christopher Brooker 174.6 lbs
(Light Heavyweight – 10 Rounds)

•  JJ Mariano 138.2 lbs vs. William Flenoy 139.4 lbs
(Super Lightweight – 4 Rounds)

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

For more information, visit: www.toprank.comwww.espn.com/boxing; Facebook: facebook.com/trboxing; Twitter: twitter.com/trboxing.

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El escenario está listo para la quinta edición anual de los partidos de la Liga MX Campeón de Campeones y SúperCopa MX

Jun 7, 2019

El escenario está listo para la quinta edición anual de los partidos de la Liga MX Campeón de Campeones y SúperCopa MX el 14 de julio en el Dignity Health Sports Park

Club América se enfrentará a Tigres en el partido de Campeon de Campeones mientras que Cruz Azul se enfrentará a Necaxa en el partido de SúperCopa MX para definir al campeón absoluto de la Liga MX y de la Copa MX; Se abre el proceso de acreditaciones de prensa

Los partidos se transmitirán en vivo en EE.UU. por Univision y Univision Deportes Network

LOS ÁNGELES, Calif. (viernes, 7 de junio, 2019) – Campeón de Campeones, el emblemático partido de campeonato de la Liga MX, se disputará entre Club América y Tigres, los dos campeones más recientes de la Liga MX en la quinta edición anual del evento en Los Ángeles. El partido de la SúperCopa MX, el cual decidirá al campeón de campeones entre los últimos dos ganadores de la Copa MX Necaxa y Cruz Azul, también se disputará como parte del evento.

Por cuarto año consecutivo, la doble cartelera se llevará a cabo en el Dignity Health Sports Park, casa del equipo más exitoso de Major League Soccer, LA Galaxy, en Carson, Calif., el domingo, 14 de julio a las 3 p.m. PT (SúperCopa MX) y a las 6 p.m. PT (Campeón de Campeones).

Boletos para los partidos de Campeón de Campeones y SúperCopa MX están a la venta llamando al 877.3GALAXY (342.5299), a través de axs.com, DignityHealthSportsPark.com y en las taquillas del Dignity Health Sports Park. 

El ganador de Campeón de Campeones 2019 de la Liga MX enfrentará al campeón de la MLS del 2018 Atlanta United en la segunda edición del Campeones Cup, diseñada para aprovechar la creciente rivalidad entre la MLS y los clubes de la Liga MX.

Ambos partidos, Campeón de Campeones y SúperCopa MX serán transmitidos en vivo por Univision y Univision Deportes Network, la cadena deportiva número uno de cable en español.

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FIFA and UN Women sign first-ever memorandum of understanding

Jun 7, 2019

The first-ever memorandum of understanding (MoU) between FIFA and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) was signed by FIFA President Gianni Infantino and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo‑Ngcuka at the FIFA Women’s Football Convention today, a few hours before the opening match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™.

“This is a significant moment for FIFA as we combine forces with UN Women to realise gender equality for women both on and off the pitch.” said Infantino. “Together, we will raise awareness about women’s football and its impact in terms of health, empowerment and positive role models for women and girls around the world.”

The MoU will provide a strong framework for strengthening and further developing synergies between FIFA and UN Women. Both organisations will work closely with public authorities, international organisations, the private sector, and media and sports organisations to make football more accessible to women and girls and to disseminate diverse sports content to promote gender equality.

Major sporting events will also be leveraged to deliver a legacy of positive change at social, political and economic levels to challenge persistent forms of discrimination and stereotypes that hold back progress for all.

“UN Women and FIFA are committed to levelling the playing field for women and girls, leveraging football’s mass appeal to bring positive change around the world. We are confident that this partnership will make a real difference to the gender inequality that we currently see in all sports, and that we are working to end throughout society, knowing that the benefits are for everyone,”said UN Women Executive DirectorPhumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

The three key joint areas of work in the MoU are sports policy development, the promotion and support of sustainable projects that will help create a lasting legacy, cultural change and empowerment of women and girls around the world, and communications to raise awareness around gender equality through sport, for example through the support of the FIFA Legends and UN Women Goodwill Ambassadors, as well as major tournaments.The FIFA Women’s Football Convention, where the MoU signing took place, saw leaders from the world of sport and politics assemble to discuss key issues related to the development of women’s football and the societal benefits of football on women and girls around the world.For further information on the FIFA Women’s Football Convention, please click HERE.
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First Ever Women’s Football Convention to assemble global leaders in Paris

Jun 4, 2019
•The first-ever Women’s Football Convention takes place on 6 and 7 June 2019
•The landmark event will assemble leaders from the worlds of football, politics, business and society
•The two-day convention to define the key priorities and practical solutions to further develop women’s football
•FIFA.com to live stream Women’s Football Convention
With just over a week to go until the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 France™ kicks off, the agenda for the Women’s Football Convention has been published today, confirming a high-profile line-up of speakers who will discuss the latest trends and share best practice case studies from women’s football as well as emerging opportunities to further develop the women’s game for the benefit of a more inclusive and diverse society.Sarai Bareman, FIFA Chief Women’s Football Officer said: “The inaugural FIFA Women‘s Football Convention is a crucial stepping stone in promoting the women’s game, making football a sport for all and to use it as a platform to empower women and girls around the world.”The first day of the convention will be dedicated to women’s football practitioners and representatives of FIFA’s 211-member associations and six confederations. It will explore and debate the five strategic pillars from the Women’s Football Strategy which was launched in October 2018 with a view of concretely reaching the organisation’s objectives of growing participation, increasing commercial value and building upon the current foundations of the game.Political leaders, commercial partners, senior representatives from international organisations and high-profile players will gather on the second day of the convention to discuss the challenges, barriers and opportunities for growth and development of the women’s game. Focus will be on how sustainable strategies, programmes and partnerships can contribute to both women’s football and a more diverse and inclusive society.The Women’s Football Convention will be moderated by a number of high-profile sports broadcasters including Carol Tshabalala, Amanda Davies and Alex Scott. Amanda Vandervort, a Fan Engagement and digital innovation expert, will also be tweeting live updates from the convention with a view to engage with attendees and women’s football stakeholders online through the official hashtag #FIFAWFC2019.
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Jun 4, 2019


USA Faces Winner of Group E on Tuesday, June 4, at 5:30 p.m. local time on Universo and FOX Family of Networks

TYCHY, Poland (May 30, 2019)-The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team secured a berth in the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup knockout round with a 1-0 victory against Qatar. Tim Weah broke through for the USA with a late goal in the 79th minute off of an assist from Alex Mendez. With the win, the USA finishes second in Group D and will face the winner of Group E in the Round of 16 on June 4 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.



Despite dropping its first two U-20 World Cup matches, Qatar came out undeterred in a fierce first half. A USA team that dominated possession in each of its first two games in Poland saw Qatar hold the ball for spells and threaten in transition. While Brandon Servania sounded a shot right at the Qatar goalkeeper Shebab Mamdouh in the early going, the USA had trouble establishing its rhythm and goalkeeper David Ochoa, making his first World Cup start, was called into action a number of times. Center back Chris Richards did well to steady the back line against a number of Qatari forays into the final third.

After the break, a number of stops and restarts interrupted the flow of the game. Ochoa made another set of nice saves to open the half and while the USA was awarded a number of corners and free kicks from dangerous spots, the red, white and blue wasn’t able to convert the opportunities into goals. Two direct free kicks from just above the 18-yard-box from Alex Mendez sailed just high and wide.

Ulysses Llanez came on as a substitute in the 63rd minute to provide an instant attacking spark and some opportunistic play from Mendez in the 76th minute set up the game’s lone goal. As Qatar tried to play out, Mendez rushed in to poke the ball out from a Qatari defender and play it up to Weah. He hit a shot over the sliding Shehab Mamdouh to put the U.S. on the board. In the final minutes of the game, the USA was awarded a penalty kick after Servania was taken down into the box. Alex Mendez went to the spot for the U.S., but Mamdouh made a leaping save to deny the attempt.

Up Next: The USA will learn its opponent for the Round of 16 on Friday, May 31, after the final matches of Group E. The U.S. squad will face the Group E winner, either France or Mali, at 11:30 a.m. ET (5:30 p.m. local time) on Tuesday, June 4 at Bydgoszcz Stadium in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The game will be broadcast on Universo as well as the FOX family of networks.

Social: Follow the U-20 #USMNT on Facebook;Twitter and Instagram.

Goal Scoring Rundown: 
USA – Tim Weah (Alex Mendez), 76th minute: 
Qatar regained possession of the ball deep in its own end and tried to play out of the back on the right side when Alex Mendez pounced on a soft pass. The midfielder sent the ball into the center for Tim Weah, who shrugged off his mark with a deft touch before facing the goalkeeper and sending a firm, well-placed ball into the middle of the net. USA 1, QAT 0 FINAL

Goalkeeper Saves: 
USA – David Ochoa, 37th minute: After a lapse on a pass back, Ochoa came out to make a stellar sliding save against Hashim Ali, who had snuck in behind the back line. Ochoa clipped the attempt with his heel and the rebound was sent just outside the right post.

QAT – Shehab Mamdouh, 38th minute: Mamdouh bobbled his save of a cross from Chris Gloster, teeing up Sebastian Soto from close range near the post, but the striker misfired into the side netting.

QAT – Shehab Mamdouh, 90+5th minute: Second-half sub Richard Ledezma picked off a loose ball from two defenders in the arc at the top of the 18-yard line and stepped inside to give himself space, firing off a laser that Mamdouh managed to redirect over the bar with his fingertips.

Additional Notes:

  • The USA advances to the knockout phase of the U-20 World Cup for the 11th time in its 16th appearance at the tournament.
  • Four players entered the game with a yellow card from a previous match: Chris Gloster, Chris Durkin, Alex Mendez and Konrad de la Fuente. Durkin and Mendez will not be available for the USA’s Round of 16 match after each receiving another yellow card against Qatar.
  • U.S. U-20 MNT head coach Tab Ramos made three changes from the previous starting line-up, adding David Ochoa, Mark McKenzie and Brandon Servania for Brady Scott, Sergiño Dest and Paxton Pomkal. McKenzie wore the captain’s armband.
  • Tim Weah’s goal represented his first at the U-20 level in his third appearance. He has one goal at the senior international level and scored nine during the 2016-17 U-17 cycle, including three at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.
  • Alex Mendez picked up his team-leading 18th U-20 cap.

– U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team vs. Qatar 
Date: May 30, 2019 
Competition: 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup – Group D 
Venue: Tychy Stadium; Tychy, Poland 
Attendance: 3,651 
Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. ET (8:30 p.m. CET) 
Weather: 50 degrees; mostly cloudy

Scoring Summary: 1 2 
USA 0 1 1 
QAT 0 0 0

USA – Tim Weah (Alex Mendez) 76th minute

USA: 12-David Ochoa; 4-Mark McKenzie (capt.), 5-Chris Richards, 13-Aboubacar Keita, 3-Chris Gloster (15-Matthew Real, 90+2); 16-Brandon Servania (20-Richard Ledezma, 84), 6-Chris Durkin, 8-Alex Mendez; 17-Konrad de la Fuente (18-Ulysses Llanez, 63), 9-Sebastian Soto, 11-Tim Weah 
Subs not used: 1-Brady Scott, 21-CJ Dos Santos, 2-Sergiño Dest, 7-Julian Araujo, 10-Paxton Pomykal, 14-Edwin Cerrillo, 19-Justin Rennicks 
Head coach: Tab Ramos

QAT: 18-Shehab Mamdouh, 8-Andri Syahputra, 9-Yusuf Abdurisag, 10-Khaled Mohammed, 11-Abdulla Nasser (7-Abdulrasheed Umaru, 79), 12-Homam Ahmed (3-Ahmed Alminhali, 74), 13-Ali Malolah, 15-Bahaa Mamdouh, 16-Hashim Ali, 17-Mohammed Waad (6-Nasser Alyazidi, 85), 19-Ahmed Suhail (capt.) 
Subs not used: 1-Salah Zakaria, 4-Abdollah Ali, 5-Youssef Ayman, 14-Eisa Ahmad, 20-Ahmad Yasser, 21-Marwan Badreldin, 2-Nasir Peer 
Head coach: Bruno Miguel

Stats Summary: USA / QAT 
Shots: 17 / 12 
Shots on Goal: 9 / 7 
Saves: 7 / 8 
Corner Kicks: 5 / 1 
Fouls: 12 / 19 
Offside: 0 / 1

Misconduct Summary: 
USA – Mark McKenzie (caution) 14th minute 
USA – Brandon Servania (caution) 31 
QAT – Ali Malolah (caution) 44 
QAT – Homam Ahmed (caution) 48 
QAT – Mohammed Waad (caution) 66 
USA – Chris Durkin (caution) 71 
USA – Alex Mendez (caution) 78 
QAT – Ahmed Alminhali (caution) 84

Referee: Abdelkader Zitouni (TAH) 
Assistant Referee 1: Folio Moeaki (TGA) 
Assistant Referee 2: Bernard Mutukera (SOL) 
4th Official: Ivan Barton (SLV)

– ussoccer.com –

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

May 31, 2019


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

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

Tickets starting at $50 available now at AXS.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tigres es Campeón de la LIGA Bancomer MX

May 27, 2019

León 0–0 Tigres

Global: León 0-1 Tigres

20:00 horas

Estadio Nou Camp

Árbitro: César Arturo Ramos Palazuelos

Asistencia: 26,131 aficionados

Los Tigres de la UANL consiguieron el séptimo título de su historia tras superar a León, con global de 1-0, en la Gran Final del Torneo Clausura 2019 de la LIGA Bancomer MX.

La definición del Torneo Clausura 2019 se jugaba en el Estadio Nou Camp; León y Tigres afrontaban los últimos 90 minutos en busca del campeonato de la LIGA Bancomer MX, luego de terminar con ventaja por la mínima a favor de los regios en el partido de ida.

Ambos conjuntos salieron con propuestas ofensivas; apenas en los primeros segundos hubo llegada de peligro para los Esmeraldas, pero no pudieron concretar.

A partir de ese momento el esférico fue de los anfitriones, quienes presionaron después del medio campo; sin embargo, les faltó terminar las jugadas con disparos a portería. La más importante la gestaron en una jugada de táctica fija, en un tiro libre en el que Luis Montes mandó un buen servicio a William Tesillo, pero el colombiano se la perdió al cabecear sin fuerza a la posición del portero.

Una situación desafortunada dejó a la Fiera sin uno de sus elementos más importantes, pues Ángel Mena se lesionó a los 32 minutos y dejó su lugar para Jean Meneses. Los regios esperaban aprovechar esa situación, aunque antes debían recuperar la tenencia del esférico.

El complemento reanudó las acciones con emociones. Tigres se acercó de inmediato por vía de Eduardo Vargas; el chileno llegó a los linderos del área y le pegó al rincón izquierdo contra un arquero que rechazó a tiro de esquina.

León recuperó la iniciativa, dominando el medio campo, sobre todo por el sector derecho, aunque nuevamente carecieron de precisión y se olvidaron de probar suerte con disparos de media distancia. Por su lado, los Tigres fueron ordenados en defensa, sin perder la paciencia de no tener el balón de su lado.

La recta final obligó a los Esmeraldas a volcarse al frente. Jean Meneses estuvo cerca con un disparo en el corazón del área; el esférico iba con dirección al sector derecho, pero Nahuel Guzmán salvó con una atajada providencial. Era el minuto 78´.

Navarro y Sambueza tuvieron buenas combinaciones por la derecha; lucharon hasta el último instante. Sin embargo, nunca llegó la claridad en el último tercio del campo. León se quedó en la orilla contra el cronómetro.

Tigres, su orden defensivo, y las atajadas de Nahuel Guzmán inclinaron la balanza a su favor para quedarse con el campeonato del Torneo Clausura 2019 de la LIGA Bancomer MX.


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Top Rank firma al dos-veces medallista de oro olímpico Robeisy Ramírez

May 27, 2019

Ramírez debutará luego este año

(Credito de Fotos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (24 de mayo del 2019) — Robeisy Ramírez, el ex prodigio del boxeo aficionado cubano que capturó el oro olímpico en el 2012 y en el 2016, firmó un contrato de varios años con Top Rank y hará su tan esperado debut profesional más adelante este año.

Ramírez, de 25 años de edad, dejó el equipo nacional cubano el año pasado mientras asistía a un campo de entrenamiento en México, y finalmente desertó de su tierra natal.

Un boxeador-golpeador zurdo que ahora vive en Gulfport, Florida, entrenará con Rob Mendez y se convertirá en profesional como peso pluma, la misma categoría de peso que sus ex enemigos olímpicos y ahora compañeros de compañía promotora, Shakur Stevenson y Michael Conlan. “Qué regalo poder firmar a un dos-veces medallista de oro olímpico como Robeisy Ramírez”, dijo el legendario promotor, Bob Arum. “El último dos-veces medallista de oro que firmamos fuera de los aficionados, Vasiliy Lomachenko, se ha convertido en una gran estrella. Anticipamos lo mismo de Robesiy. Es realmente un talento especial, y tiene lo que se necesita para llegar a la cima de la división de peso pluma en un corto plazo.”
“Estoy encantado de comenzar mi carrera profesional con Top Rank. Este momento es el resultado de todo el trabajo duro, la dedicación y el sacrificio que he hecho desde mis días como boxeador amateur en Cuba,” dijo Ramírez. “Espero continuar con los éxitos que tuve a nivel amateur en las categorías profesionales, y mi estilo de pelea mantendrá entretenidos a los fanáticos. Gracias a Bob Arum y Top Rank por darme esta gran oportunidad.”
A los 18 años de edad, Ramírez fue uno de los púgiles más destacados en los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012, conquistando el peso mosca. Superó a Conlan en las semifinales y al fenómeno mongol Tugstsogt Nyambayar (actualmente 11-0 como profesional) en la pelea por la medalla de oro.

Cuatro años más tarde, en los Juegos Olímpicos de Río 2016, Ramírez ingresó al grupo de peso gallo como el favorito antes del torneo y estuvo a la altura. Derrotó a Stevenson por una decisión dividida competitiva en las finales, convirtiéndose en el octavo boxeador cubano en ganar múltiples medallas de oro olímpicas.

Ramírez también ganó cinco Campeonatos nacionales de Cuba y una medalla de oro en los Juegos Panamericanos 2011 en Guadalajara, México.

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

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

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

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