HAWAIIAN PROSPECTS DALIS KALEIOPU AND ASA STEVENS SIGN WITH GOLDEN BOY

Feb 21, 2020
HAWAIIAN PROSPECTS DALIS KALEIOPU AND ASA STEVENS SIGN WITH GOLDEN BOY
PhotosPhoto Credit: Cris Esqueda-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 19, 2020): Golden Boy is delighted to announce that it has signed Hawaiian amateur standouts Dalis Kaleiopu and Asa Stevens to promotional agreements. This exciting duo will look to make their professional debut in the near future.
Kaleiopu is a 21-year-old native of Waianae, Hawaii who will compete in the lightweight division. After starting to box at the age of 13, Kaleiopu participated in several amateur tournaments and the Olympic Trials. This young prospect can box and punch, so he’ll look to make waves in the stacked 140-pound division. 
“I thank God for allowing me to be in this position and to have Golden Boy promote me,” said Dalis Kaleiopu. “This is a big compliment to my family and team for all the hard work we do together in and outside of the ring. Oscar was a great fighter, and he has developed champions all over the world. So, to be a Hawaiian from a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean makes me feel truly blessed to be in your stable amongst your great champions. Mahalo Nui Loa, Mr. De La Hoya and Team Golden Boy.”
Stevens, a 19-year-old prodigy who is also from Waianae, Hawaii, will compete in the bantamweight division. Stevens is a multi-national amateur champion with a smooth, tactical southpaw style. The cousin of UFC fighter Max Halloway, Stevens will look to gain similar popularity in the sport of boxing.
“This is beginning to feel real now,” said Asa Stevens. “The thought of turning pro and becoming a world champion was secondary to becoming an Olympian. But now I understand the amateurs were just a part of my journey and that those dreams are over with. Now, I am ready to turn the page to this new chapter of my life and showcase my talent as a professional. Waianae, Hawaii, we are on the map now. The world is watching, and I won’t let us down!”
“Our stable is getting better and better every single day,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “Dalis Kaleiopu is a huge kid for 135 pounds, so we look forward to seeing him grow in what is a very stacked division for us at Golden Boy. On the other hand, Asa Stevens is a slick, intelligent southpaw who without a doubt will enter the upper echelon of the division in just a few years. With these two new talents, anything is possible. We can even host an event in Hawaii so they can showcase their skills in front of a hometown crowd. Stay tuned.”
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Clubes de la MLS ya están definidos; el torneo arranca oficialmente con un sorteo

Feb 21, 2020

LA Galaxy participará en Leagues Cup 2020 en julio

Clubes de la MLS ya están definidos; el torneo arranca oficialmente con un sorteo

LOS ANGELES (Jueves, 20 de febrero, 2020) – Major League Soccer (MLS) y LIGA MX continuarán construyendo la rivalidad entre las dos ligas y anunciaron hoy la segunda edición de Leagues Cup, la competencia anual entre las dos principales ligas de fútbol en Norteamérica. La edición expandida del torneo, que contará con LA Galaxy y con ocho clubes de cada liga, arrancará el 21-22 de julio, con partidos de Octavos de Final, a jugarse en EE. UU. Los Cuartos de Final se jugarán el 4-5 de agosto, y las Semifinales el 25-26 de agosto. La Final de Leagues Cup 2020 será el miércoles 16 de septiembre.

LA Galaxy participará en la competencia anual y se enfrentará a un rival de la Liga MX en el Dignity Health Sports Park en julio. Información de boletos para el partido en el Dignity Health Sports Park será anunciada próximamente.

Leagues Cup 2020

Octavos de Final: 21-22 de julio

Cuartos de Final: 4-5 de agosto

Semifinales: 25-26 de agosto

Final: 16 de septiembre

Como se anunció previamente al término de la exitosa edición inaugural el año pasado, la edición 2020 de Leagues Cup contará con un formato expandido. Los clubes de la MLS clasificaron al torneo mediante sus actuaciones en la temporada regular de la MLS 2019, excluyendo a los cuatro clubes que participarán en la Liga de Campeones de la Concacaf Scotiabank. Los clubes participantes de LIGA MX clasificarán al torneo de acuerdo a su desempeño deportivo a lo largo de la Temporada 2019-2020, tendrán un boleto los campeones de los Torneos Apertura 2019 y Clausura 2020, así como el campeón de Copa MX 2019-2020 y los cinco clubes mejor posicionados en la tabla combinada de la Temporada 2019-20 de la LIGA MX. De acuerdo a esto, el Campeón del Torneo Apertura 2019, CF Monterrey, es el primer clasificado.

“Nuestra colaboración cercana con LIGA MX sigue creciendo, y el formato expandido de Leagues Cup la llevará a nuevas alturas”, dijo el Comisionado de la MLS Don Garber. “Cuando empezamos esta alianza con LIGA MX hace dos años, sabíamos que teníamos la oportunidad de crear algo único y especial para los aficionados del fútbol. Leagues Cup es el ejemplo perfecto de cómo estamos trabajando juntos para crecer el deporte en Norteamérica”.

“La primera edición de Leagues Cup nos dio grandes satisfacciones. Fue un torneo que dejó muchas historias que contar, que nos permitió acercarnos más a nuestra afición en Estados Unidos, que nos regaló una espectacular Gran Final en Las Vegas y, por supuesto, estamos orgullosos de que Cruz Azul haya sido el primer campeón”, dijo Enrique Bonilla, Presidente Ejecutivo de LIGA MX. “El futuro de Leagues Cup es aún más especial, no sólo porque están involucrados ocho participantes más, sino porque la rivalidad entre las Ligas crece y esto generará muchas más emociones y expectación para los aficionados en México, Estados Unidos y Canadá”.

Una novedad para la edición 2020 del torneo será la implementación de un sorteo para determinar las llaves entre clubes de ambas ligas, previo a los Octavos de Final. Los equipos de MLS y LIGA MX estarán posicionados y sorteados para asegurar los partidos más competitivos. Existirá un segundo sorteo antes de los Cuartos de Final para garantizar la mayor cantidad de partidos entre clubes de las ligas opuestas. El posicionamiento de los integrantes de la MLS para Leagues Cup 2020 es el siguiente: 

MLS 1: Philadelphia Union

MLS 2: Real Salt Lake

MLS 3: Minnesota United FC

MLS 4: LA Galaxy

MLS 5: Toronto FC

MLS 6: D.C. United

MLS 7: Portland Timbers

MLS 8: NY Red Bulls

El posicionamiento para los clubes de LIGA MX será:

LMX 1: Ganador de Campeón de Campeones 

LMX 2: Subcampeón de Campeón de Campeones

LMX 3: Campeón de Copa MX

LMX 4-8: Clubes de LIGA MX mejor posicionados en la tabla combinada de Apertura 2019 y Clausura 2020

Los clubes de LIGA MX confirmados se anunciarán al término del torneo Clausura 2020, al igual que los detalles del sorteo y otros elementos de la competencia.

Como en la primera edición, todos los partidos entre clubes de la MLS y LIGA MX se jugarán en el estadio del equipo local de la MLS. En caso de partidos entre dos clubes de la misma liga en fases posteriores de la competencia, los partidos entre dos equipos de la MLS se jugarán en casa del club mejor posicionado, mientras que un partido entre dos clubes de LIGA MX se jugará en un estadio neutral en EE. UU. La Final de Leagues Cup también se jugará en un estadio neutral, que será anunciado en una fecha a futuro.

Los clubes de la MLS que participarán en Leagues Cup anunciarán la información de boletos en las siguientes semanas. Así mismo, los aficionados interesados en Leagues Cup pueden inscribirse en www.LeaguesCup.com para recibir más información sobre los boletos cuando está disponible.

El torneo, que será transmitido por las cadenas de Univision y ESPN en Estados Unidos, TSN y TVA en Canadá y Televisa en México, ha sido avalada por la Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (Concacaf).

Fechas de Leagues Cup™ 2020

Horarios por confirmarse / Sujeto a cambios

21-22 de julio – Octavos de Final

Philadelphia Union vs. LIGA MX (Subaru Park, Chester, PA)

Real Salt Lake vs. LIGA MX (Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT)

Minnesota United FC vs. LIGA MX (Allianz Field, St. Paul, MN)

LA Galaxy vs. LIGA MX (Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, CA)

Toronto FC vs. LIGA MX (BMO Field, Toronto, Canada)

D.C. United vs. LIGA MX (Audi Field, Washington D.C.)

Portland Timbers vs. LIGA MX (Providence Park, Portland, OR)

New York Red Bulls vs. LIGA MX (Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ)

4-5 de agosto – Cuartos de Final 

Quarterfinal 1 – TBD vs. TBD

Quarterfinal 2 – TBD vs. TBD

Quarterfinal 3 – TBD vs. TBD

Quarterfinal 4 – TBD vs. TBD

25-26 de agosto – Semifinales

Semifinal 1 – TBD vs. TBD

Semifinal 2 – TBD vs. TBD

Miércoles, 16 de septiembre

Final

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Mayor Turner’s statement following the death of City Secretary Anna Russell

Feb 7, 2020
HOUSTON – Please attribute the following statement to Mayor Sylvester Turner.

“Houston will have other city secretaries, but there will never be another Anna Adams Russell. Today, my heart is broken following news of Anna’s death.
Employees all over the city can claim dedication to their jobs; some can claim top seniority at their workplaces. Anna humbly made no claims and didn’t need to. 

“She tirelessly personified public service throughout her nearly 68 years as a city employee, which made her our longest-tenured worker. I ask every Houstonian to join me in sorrow at the death of Anna Russell, age 88, and in lifting her three daughters, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

“I’d ask God to rest her soul, but she was hardly interested in rest. Getting the job done for the public was her constant quest. Part of her job was to tell each member of the public who addressed the City Council that “your time has expired.” Now that her own time has expired, we will remember Anna as someone whose occasionally tough veneer barely hid the warm and sharply humorous person underneath.

“Anna, a native of Lubbock, started work for the City of Houston in 1950 at age 18. She was a junior clerk paid $150 per month. She left the job in 1951, returned in 1952, and was appointed City Secretary in 1972 by Mayor Louie Welch. After Kathy Whitmire became the city’s first woman mayor in 1982, some called her “the other woman at City Hall” in deference to Anna’s strong, enduring presence. I was honored to be the ninth consecutive mayor to appoint her to the job of city secretary.

“On July 30, 2019, Anna Russell was honored for over six decades of service to the Office of the City Secretary and the City of Houston. She was a true gem of City Hall, and her unforgettable personality and demeanor  earned her the admiration and respect of her staff, the mayors, city council members and residents of Houston she diligently served. 

“The City of Houston is truly grateful to Anna Russell for over two-thirds of a century of outstanding public service. Her commitment to a job well done exemplifies the best in service to others.

Well done, Anna Russell, well done. You will be missed always.”
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Las palabras de Luis Fernando Tena post Toluca

Jan 27, 2020

i bien las circunstancias del partido le desfavorecieron en el segundo tiempo por la expulsión de Ronaldo CisnerosLuis Fernando Tena afirmó que su equipo tuvo para ampliar la renta cuando dominó el partido en el primer tiempo y no dejar de tener la pelota ya en el segundo lapso con el hombre menos, pero reconoció el esfuerzo del Toluca para empatar el partido de la J3 del CL20, hecho que obliga al Rebaño Sagrado a no dejar de insistir en la labor diaria para encontrar la consistencia deseada para sumar triunfos.

Las palabras de la conferencia de prensa de Luis Fernando Tena:
“Fue un partido de dominio alterno, ellos empezaron mejor, pero después jugamos mucho mejor nosotros, tuvimos el control de la pelota e hicimos el gol; en el segundo nos empatan y después pudimos irnos arriba, luego viene la expulsión y condicionó las acciones, y Toluca lo aprovechó”.

Cuando íbamos ganando 2-1 y teníamos el control del juego, llegó la expulsión y eso nos mermó, hay que reconocer a Toluca porque hizo su trabajo y pudo empatar”.

“Éramos 10, necesitaba meter gente dinámica para compensar a quien ya no está, pensando en salir al contragolpe, no pudimos desdoblar como hubiéramos querido y en eso tenemos que trabajar”.

“En general habíamos hecho un buen trabajo defensivo a balón parado, por eso duele que nos anoten así, Toluca trabaja muy bien esa parte y en general lo hizo bien, empujó, tenía la necesidad y cuenta con buenos jugadores”.

“El equipo anímicamente está muy bien, sabe que es fuerte, tiene mucho carácter y siempre lucha, no me gustó que nos llegaran tanto aún con uno menos, siempre debemos de tener control de la pelota y partir de ahí”.

“El equipo ha jugado muy bien por momentos, no hemos sido consistentes como quisiéramos, hay que seguir trabajando para tener la regularidad que necesitamos”.

“Tenemos un plantel muy bueno, en cantidad y calidad, y ahora que tenemos varios lesionados hay opciones para poder suplir a los que no están, jugadores siempre hay”.

“El impulso de nuestra gente fue impresionante, teníamos toda la intención de darles el triunfo”.

CORTESIA: CLUB GUADALAJARA

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CHIVAS DE GUADALAJARA Y LEÓN REGRESAN A SAN JOSE

Jan 27, 2020

CHIVAS DE GUADALAJARA Y LEÓN REGRESAN A SAN JOSE EL 28 DE MARZO

Los Angeles, CA – (Enero 27, 2020) – PRIMETIME Sports anunció hoy el partido amistoso internacional entre el Club Deportivo Guadalajara y el Club León, que se jugará en el Earthquakes Stadium el 28 de marzo. Chivas de Guadalajara es uno de los clubes más populares y ganadores de la Liga MX, con 12 títulos de liga, 4 títulos de Copa y un Campeonato de la CONCACAF. Chivas es el único club de la liga mexicana que juega exclusivamente con jugadores mexicanos, y es dirigido por Luis Fernando Tena. Club León, 7 veces campeón de la Liga MX, es dirigido por Ignacio Ambríz y cuenta con grandes jugadores como el internacional mexicano Luis Montes, y el goleador internacional ecuatoriano Ángel Mena. La última vez que Chivas se enfrentó a León fue en octubre 2019; resultando en una victoria para Chivas de 1 a 0 con gol de Isaác Brizuela. El partido está programado para el sábado 28 de marzo a las 4:30 p.m. PST en el Earthquakes Stadium, casa de los San Jose Earthquakes, de la Major League Soccer. Los aficionados podrán disfrutar de la Fiesta Futbolera a partir de las 12:30 p.m. PST, que consistirá de música en vivo, comida y firma de autógrafos de una leyenda de Chivas. El juego será transmitido en TUDN en Estados Unidos y México. La preventa para abonados de San Jose Earthquakes comenzará el martes 28 de enero a las 10:00 a.m. PST, mientras que la venta al público en general arrancará el jueves 30 de enero a las 10 a.m. PST. Los boletos estarán disponibles en la taquilla del estadio, lugares de costumbre y ticketmaster.com.

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NEWLY CROWNED WORLD CHAMPIONS MAKE FIRST TITLE DEFENSES AT UFC® 248 IN LAS VEGAS

Jan 25, 2020

FEATURED BOUTS EXCLUSIVELY ON ESPN+ PAY-PER-VIEW:

(C) ISRAEL ADESANYA vs. (#3) YOEL ROMERO

(C) ZHANG WEILI vs. (#4) JOANNA JEDRZEJCZYK

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PRELIMINARY FIGHTS LIVE ON ESPN AND ESPN DEPORTES

Las Vegas – UFC® returns to T-Mobile Arena with two thrilling world championship bouts. Undefeated middleweight champion Israel Adesanya goes for another show-stealing performance against No. 3 ranked contender Yoel Romero. Strawweight champion Zhang Weili will take on the toughest test of her career when she meets former titleholder and No. 4 ranked contender Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

UFC® 248: ADESANYA vs. ROMERO will take place Saturday, March 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will stream live on Pay-Per-View, exclusively through ESPN+ in the U.S. at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT in both English and Spanish.

ESPN+ is the exclusive provider of all UFC Pay-Per-View events to fans in the U.S. as part of an agreement announced in March.

Fans will be able to purchase UFC® 248: ADESANYA vs. ROMERO online at ESPNPlus.com/PPV or on the ESPN App on mobile and connected-TV devices. ESPN+ is available as an integrated part of the ESPN App on all major mobile and connected TV devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire, Apple, Android, Chromecast, PS4, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, X Box One and more.

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

Among the standout fighters of 2019, Adesanya (18-0, fighting out of Auckland, New Zealand by way of Lagos, Nigeria) capped off the year by dethroning middleweight champion Robert Whittaker in front of the largest-ever UFC live audience. The former kickboxer has also earned spectacular victories against Kelvin Gastelum, Anderson Silva and Derek Brunson. Adesanya now looks to kick off his 2020 with another highlight-reel finish to secure his first successful title defense.

A perennial contender at 185 pounds, Romero (13-4, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla. by way of Pinar Del Rio, Cuba) is considered one of the most dangerous competitors in the entire sport. The 2000 Olympic silver medalist wrestler has delivered sensational knockout wins over former UFC champions Luke Rockhold, Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida. Romero now aims to achieve his destiny by capturing UFC gold and handing Adesanya his first MMA loss.

The first Chinese UFC champion, Zhang (20-1, fighting out of Beijing, China) made history when she delivered a spectacular 42-second knockout against Jessica Andrade in August to capture the title. Riding a 20-fight win streak, Zhang has also netted impressive victories over Tecia Torres, Jessica Aguilar and Danielle Taylor since joining the UFC roster in 2018. Zhang now aims to secure her first successful title defense against the former strawweight queen.

The most dominant champion in UFC strawweight history, Jedrzejczyk (16-3, fighting out of Olsztyn, Poland) successfully defended her title five times during a reign that lasted more than two years. Throughout her career, she has delivered thrilling victories against Michelle Waterson, Claudia Gadelha (twice), Jessica Penne and Carla Esparza. Jedrzejczyk now aims to further add to her legacy by becoming the first fighter to reclaim the UFC’s 115-pound championship.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • In a pivotal middleweight bout, No. 8 ranked contender Derek Brunson (20-7, fighting out of Wilmington, N.C.) takes on undefeated No. 9 Edmen Shahbazyan (11-0, fighting out of Glendale, Calif.)
  • Fan favorite Alex Oliveira (19-8-1 2NC, fighting out of Tres Rios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) faces Max Griffin (15-7, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) in an exciting welterweight bout
  • Unbeaten grappling ace Rodolfo Vieira (6-0, fighting out of Orlando, Fla. by way of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) takes on Saparbek Safarov (9-2, fighting out of Makhachkala, Russia)
  • No. 15 ranked welterweight contender Neil Magny (21-8, fighting out of Denver, Colo.) meets surging Li Jingliang (16-5, fighting out of Beijing, China)
  • In an exciting lightweight bout, Beneil Dariush (17-4-1, fighting out of Yorba Linda, Calif.) squares off with Drakkar Klose (11-1-1, fighting out of Glendale, Calif.)
  • Emily Whitmire (4-3, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) takes on Polyana Viana (10-4, fighting out of São Geraldo do Araguaia, Para, Brazil) in a strawweight bout
  • Danaa Batgerel (6-2, fighting out of Erdenetsagaan, Sukhbaatar, Mongolia) faces Guido Cannetti (8-4, fighting out of San Antonio de Padua, Buenos Aires, Argentina) in a bantamweight bout

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

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Tickets for UFC® 248: ADESANYA vs. ROMERO go on sale Friday, Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.axs.com. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. PT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, Jan. 23 starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

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JASON QUIGLEY STOPS FERNANDO MARIN IN ROUND THREE IN THE MAIN EVENT OF GOLDEN BOY

Jan 25, 2020


JASON QUIGLEY STOPS FERNANDO MARIN IN ROUND THREE IN THE MAIN EVENT OF GOLDEN BOY AND DAZN’S THURSDAY NIGHT FIGHTS
FERDINAND ‘LUCKY BOY’ KEROBYAN SCORES SECOND-ROUND KNOCKOUT AGAINST AZAEL COSIO IN THE CO-MAIN EVENT THURSDAY, JAN. 23 AT THE HANGAR AT THE OC FAIR & EVENT CENTER IN COSTA MESA, CALIF. 

(ABOVE: Jason Quigley lands a left hand against Fernando Marin in their fight on Jan 23. at the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif.)

PhotosPhoto Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

COSTA MESA, CALIF. (Jan. 23, 2020): Irish contender Jason Quigley (18-1, 14 KOs) made quick work of Fernando Marin (16-5-3, 12 KOs) by defeating him via knockout in the third round of a 10-round super middleweight battle in the main event of Golden Boy and DAZN’s Thursday Night Fights at the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. Quigley ended matters with a time of 1:47 of the aforementioned round. The event was streamed live on DAZNRingTV.com and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page. “I was catching him with some good shots in the second round,” said Jason Quigley. “He’s got a hard head; I’ll tell you that. I knew he could take some heavy shots. I was happy to get him out of there in the third round. I think everyone knows me well. I like to get into a brawl. That was my downfall in the past. Tonight, working with Andy Lee was great. We’re maturing and progressing every time.” Ferdinand “Lucky Boy” Kerobyan (14-1, 9 KOs) of North Hollywood, Calif. stoppedAzael Cosio (21-9-2, 18 KOs) of Santa Marta, Panama via knockout in the second round of an eight-round super welterweight fight. Kerobyan won with time of 2:07 of the round just mentioned. “I think I did great. Fighting in my hometown is such a big deal,” said Ferdinand Keroyban. “It gave me more motivation to get the knockout win. I feel like this was a great way to start off the year. I’m going to keep going. For everyone who’s watching, keep tuning in. I’m going to keep putting on a show.” Mihai Nistor (2-0, 2 KO) of Bucharest, Romania beat Jaime Solorio (12-4-2, 9 KOs) of Ensenada, Mexico via knockout in the first round of an eight-round heavyweight fight. Nistor won with a time of 2:24 of the aforementioned round. “I felt great,” said Mihai Nistor. “I trained a lot for this fight. Now I must wait for my next fight.” Gregory “Goyo” Morales (11-0, 7 KOs) of Villa Union, Mexico stopped Giovanni Delgado (16-10, 9 KOs) of Tacubaya, Mexico via knockout in the fourth round of a six-round featherweight fight. Morales won with time of 0:58 of the round just mentioned. “I felt amazing. I was calm and did what I had to do,” said Gregory Morales. “My opponent was tough. He had an awkward style. He knew how to cover my punches. Besides that, it was an easy fight. I’m going to stay active and build my record. I’m going to be even more active than last year.” Eduardo Reyes (10-17, 6 KOs) of Tamaulipas Mexico defeated Daniel Perales (11-20-2, 5 KOs) of Nuevo Leon, Mexico via unanimous decision in a four-round welterweight bout. Reyes won with scores 36-40, 37-39 and 36-40. “This was a good fight,” said Eduardo Reyes. “We thought my opponent was going to be tougher. I dominated the fight. I felt strong. Once we saw my opponent couldn’t go forward anymore, I started to box him without taking too many risks.”
Quigley vs. Marin was a 10-round super middleweight fight presented by Golden Boy. The event took place Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. The event was streamed live on DAZN, 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 was also be available on Pluto TV’s FIGHT Channel and regional sports networks around the nation. To see when and where the series is available in your area click here.

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LA Galaxy ficha al delantero Javier “Chicharito” Hernández

Jan 21, 2020

LA Galaxy ficha al delantero Javier “Chicharito” Hernández

El máximo goleador de la Selección Nacional de México llega a Los Ángeles después de una exitosa carrera representando a Chivas Guadalajara, Manchester United, Real Madrid y Bayer Leverkusen, entre otros

LOS ANGELES (Martes, 21 de enero, 2020) – LA Galaxy anunció hoy que el club ha fichado a Javier “Chicharito” Hernández a un contrato de Jugador Franquicia. Hernández, de 31 años de edad, es el máximo goleador de la Selección Nacional de México en todos los tiempos y se une al LA Galaxy después de un exitoso paso por Chivas de Guadalajara, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, West Ham y más recientemente, Sevilla. En total, el delantero suma más de 200 goles durante su carrera con sus clubes y selección nacional.

Los aficionados pueden comprar su playera del Chicharito oprimiendo aquí.

Fotografia cortesia LA Galaxy

“Javier ha marcado goles en las mejores ligas del mundo y ha sido el jugador más exitoso de su país en la última década”, dijo el gerente general del LA Galaxy, Dennis te Kloese. “Es un competidor que ha demostrado ser exitoso en el nivel más alto y que ha marcado la mayor cantidad de goles jugando para una de las mejores selecciones de Concacaf. Creemos que puede ser uno de los mejores atacantes de Major League Soccer y ayudará a nuestro equipo en diferentes maneras. Estamos emocionados de traer a Javier a Los Ángeles y esperamos ver como él representará a esta ciudad y a nuestros aficionados como miembro del LA Galaxy”.

A lo largo de su carrera, Hernández ha jugado en más de 400 partidos en las mejores ligas del mundo incluyendo México, Inglaterra, España, y Alemania, además de disputar más de 100 partidos representando a la Selección Nacional de México. Durante ese tiempo, ha registrado 156 goles para sus clubes y 52 goles para su selección nacional, la cima más alta que ningún otro seleccionado mexicano. Desde 2006, ha representado a equipos que han ganado títulos de la Liga Premier Inglesa (2011, 2013), Primera División Mexicana: Apertura (2006), la Copa Mundial de Clubes de la FIFA (2014), la Copa Oro de Concacaf (2011) y Copa Concacaf (2015). A nivel individual, fue reconocido como el Jugador del Año de Concacaf (2015), nombrado al Mejor Equipo de Concacaf (2015), otorgado con el Botín de Oro de la Copa Oro de Concacaf y reconocido como el Jugador Más Valioso (2011), y además fue nombrado al Equipo de la Bundesliga de la Temporada (2015-16).

“LA Galaxy continúa persiguiendo a los mejores talentos del mundo que mejorarán nuestro equipo”, dijo el presidente del LA Galaxy, Chris Klein. “Javier es uno de los jugadores más exitosos en nuestra región y una figura icónica en esta comunidad. LA Galaxy ha representado a Los Ángeles y ha sido el punto de referencia en Major League Soccer desde 1996, y nuestra búsqueda de los mejores jugadores del mundo para nuestro club continuará siendo parte de nuestro éxito. Estamos entusiasmados de incorporar a Javier a nuestro plantel y esperamos que él represente al LA Galaxy en nuestro estadio y en la comunidad de Los Ángeles”.

Hernández comenzó su carrera profesional con Chivas Guadalajara en 2006 después de pasar casi una década en la cantera del club. Después de anotar 26 goles para el equipo de la Liga MX, aseguró su traspaso al equipo de la Liga Premier inglesa, Manchester United, en el 2010.

“AEG sigue comprometido a proporcionarle al LA Galaxy con todos los recursos necesarios para competir por Copas MLS y hacer del Dignity Health Sports Park un estadio de clase mundial y ofrecer una experiencia de primer mundo para nuestros aficionados”, dijo el presidente y CEO de AEG, Dan Beckerman. “Javier es un fichaje histórico para nuestro club y esta liga, destacando nuestra ambición de seguir siendo los mejores en Major League Soccer. Estamos encantados de darle la bienvenida a nuestra familia y estamos emocionados de verlo en el campo esta temporada y más allá”.

Después de anotar 59 goles con Manchester United en todas las competencias, el delantero se unió al gigante de La Liga española, Real Madrid, en condición de préstamo en el 2014. Una temporada después, Hernández hizo su traspaso definitivo al Bayer Leverkusen de la Bundesliga alemana, donde disfrutó de unos de los años más productivos de su carrera con 39 goles marcados en 76 partidos jugados. Redondeó su tiempo en Europa con pasos por el West Ham de Inglaterra (2017-19) y Sevilla de España (2019) antes de llegar a LA Galaxy.

A nivel internacional, el oriundo de Guadalajara ha hecho la carrera más exitosa en la historia de la Selección Mexicana, registrando 52 goles marcados en 109 partidos jugados durante torneos incluyendo la Copa Mundial de la FIFA (2010, 2014, 2018), Eliminatorias Mundialistas de la FIFA, Copa Oro de Concacaf, Copa Confederaciones de la FIFA, Copa América Centenario y partidos amistosos. Chicharito hizo su debut con México en el 2009 durante un partido ante Colombia y fue el encargado de anotar sus dos primeros goles para su selección en un partido ante Bolivia el 24 de febrero del 2010. A lo largo de tres Copas Mundiales de la FIFA, Hernández registra cuatro goles y suma ocho anotaciones durante partidos de Eliminatoria Mundialista. Sus 52 goles internacionales sobrepasan a los goles marcados por Jared Borgetti (46), Cuauhtémoc Blanco (39) y exjugadores del LA Galaxy Luis Hernández (35) y Carlos Hermosillo (35).

El partido de apertura en casa del Chicharito y del cinco veces campeón de la Copa MLS, LA Galaxy, se llevará a cabo el sábado, 7 de marzo en el Dignity Health Sports Park ante Vancouver Whitecaps FC a las 7 p.m. PT. Los aficionados pueden comprar sus boletos para el partido de apertura en casa 2020 del club oprimiendo aquí.  Boletos individuales para los partidos en casa del Galaxy están disponibles por medio de www.lagalaxy.com/tickets.

Transacción: LA Galaxy ficha al delantero Javier Hernández a un contrato de Jugador Franquicia.

Nombre: Javier Hernandez

Posición: Delantero

Estatura: 5’9”

Peso: 160

Fecha Nacimiento: June 1, 1988

Edad: 31

Ultimo Club: Sevilla (España)

Lugar de Nacimiento: Guadalajara, México

Ciudad Natal: Guadalajara, México

Nacionalidad: México

JAVIER “CHICHARITO” HERNANDEZCARRERA PROFESIONAL
AñosEquipoPartidos JugadosGolesAsistencias
CLUB
2006-2010Chivas de Guadalajara782911
2010-2015Manchester United1575911
2014-2015Real Madrid3399
2015-2017Bayer Leverkusen76399
2017-2019West Ham63174
2019Sevilla153
TOTAL42215653
INTERNACIONAL
2009-México1095213
CLUB/TOTAL DEL PAÍS53120869

*Según Transfermarkt

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JAIME MUNGUIA DEFEATS GARY ‘SPIKE’ O’SULLIVAN TO CAPTURE THE WBO INTERCONTINENTAL MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE

Jan 13, 2020

JAIME MUNGUIA DEFEATS GARY ‘SPIKE’ O’SULLIVAN TO CAPTURE THEWBO INTERCONTINENTAL MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE ALEJANDRA ‘LA TIGRE’ JIMENEZ CAPTURES WBC & WBO SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLES AGAINST FRANCHON CREWS-DEZURNSATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2020 AT THE ALAMODOME IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS AND STREAMED LIVE ON DAZN

(ABOVE: Jaime Munguia lands a hard left hand against Gary O’Sullivan en route to his stoppage win on Jan. 11 at The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.)Click HERE for PhotosPhoto Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 11, 2020): Jaime Munguia (35-0, 28 KOs) made a successful 160-pound debut by defeating Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (30-4, 21 KOs) via 11th-round stoppage to capture the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Title at The Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. The event was streamed live exclusively on DAZN.  “This was a new division for me,” said Jaime Munguia. “I felt stronger and with more conditioning, I just needed to adjust my speed to feel fully comfortable. I would give my performance a 7 or 8 because I needed to do a few more things, but we will get there fight by fight.” “I was confused about whether to attack or not to attack. Sometimes I thought I had to attack, but I didn’t. But thanks to my corner and Erick Morales I was able to get him. On the last rounds, I was more attentive, even though I still got punched a few times.” “I would like to fight the best of this division: Canelo, Golovkin, or the Charlos. I know they have more experience, but I look forward to those fights. I want to thank everyone in San Antonio and Viva Mexico.” “I feel disappointed,” said Gary O’Sullivan. “I was hoping I could win, but I guess I wasn’t good enough to take him down. I just want to go home, spend time with my family and rest. I’ve been away for too long and I think it’s time for me to go and enjoy some time with them. I have made a great sacrifice for this fight, but it’s OK.” In the co-main event, Alejandra “La Tigre” Jimenez (13-0-1, 9 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexicocaptured the WBC and WBO Super Middleweight World Titles against Franchon “The Heavy-Hitting Diva” Crews-Dezurn (6-2, 2 KOs) of Baltimore, Maryland via majority decision in a 10-round fight. Jimenez won with scores of 97-93 and 98-92, while one judge scored 97-93 in favor of Crews-Dezurn. “I feel great! This is amazing,” said Alejandra Jimenez. “I’ve accomplished one of my biggest dreams. I’ve been away from my family for a long time. This win is for them, my team, and my country, particularly my Cancun that I love so much.”         “I’m heartbroken, but I’ve been here before,” said Franchon Crews-Dezurn. “This is a learning experience; I have to go back and regroup with my team because I don’t think a decision on my favor was that far. This was a tough fight for me. This was my 8th fight, but I’m still learning and growing in the ring. I thank Golden Boy for the opportunity to show my skills in front of a Hispanic crowd and new people that haven’t met me before. I’m glad they were entertained. This wasn’t the outcome I wanted for my first fight of the year, but I will be back.” Hector “El Finito” Tanajara Jr. (19-0, 5 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas beat Juan Carlos Burgos (33-4-2, 21 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico to defend his USNBC Lightweight Title in a 10-round fight. Tanajara won with scores of 99-91, 97-92 and 97-92. “The atmosphere here in San Antonio is amazing,” said Hector Tanajara. “It feels greats to be home. This was my first pro fight here, and I felt like I gave my people a good fight. I started the fight boxing but finished it giving it my all. That’s the Mexican blood in me.” Joshua “El Profesor” Franco (16-1-2, 8 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas defeated Jose Burgos (17-3, 14 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico via technical knockout in the ninth round of a super flyweight fight originally scheduled for 10 rounds. Franco won with time of 2:13 of the aforementioned round. “I feel incredible winning at my hometown,” said Joshua Franco. “It is my first time fighting here, and I performed well. Words can’t describe how I feel right now; I feel really happy to see my friends and family in the crowd tonight.” Tristan “Sweet T” Kalkreuth (4-0, 3 KOs) of Duncanville, Texas beat Blake Lacaze (4-8-1, 2 KOs) of Monroe, Louisiana via knockout in the first round in a four-round cruiserweight fight. Kalkreuth won time of 1:50 of the aforementioned round. “There is not a lot to say since it was a first-round knockout,” said Tristan Kalkreuth. “All glory to God and gracias to San Antonio. I’m very happy I am in this position where I can inspire other kids.” Travell “Black Magic” Mazion (17-0, 13 KOs) of Austin, Texas stopped Fernando Castaneda (26-14-1, 17 KOs) of Aguascalientes, Mexico via first-round, body shot knockout to capture the NABF Super Welterweight Title. Mazion won with time of 2:13.  “I’m highly blessed,” said Travell Mazion. “All glory to God. If it wasn’t for God, I wouldn’t be standing here right now. I feel amazing. I didn’t really expect it to end it that fast. I was ready to cry on the ring because I’m a champ! I am a champ! I did it! All glory to God.” George Rincon (10-0, 7 KOs) of Carolton, Texas defeated Diego Perez (13-10-1, 11 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina via knockout in the first round in a welterweight bout originally scheduled for six rounds. Rincon won with a time of 2:53 of the aforementioned round. “I’m feeling OK. I took my time,” said George Rincon. “When I was punching him, I could feel a K.O. was coming soon. I didn’t want to finish fast, so that’s why I took my time. I threw a jab and when I landed a left punch, that was it. Hector Valdez (12-0, 8 KOs) of Dallas, Texas stopped Luis Rios (25-6-1, 17 KOs) of Felipillo, Panama in the third round via knockout in a super bantamweight fight originally scheduled for eight rounds. Valdez won with time of 2:59 of the aforementioned round. “I stuck to the game plan. I wanted to get some rounds in, so we started a little slower, but overall, I stuck to my game plan and came out victorious,” said Hector Valdez. “Today is a good day.” “My opponent was tough; he is a hell of a fighter, but I knew that. These are the type of fights that I need because it boosts my ego.” James “Crunch Time” Wilkins (9-1, 6 KOs) of Staten Island, New York defeated James Early (4-6) of Seat Pleasant, Maryland via unanimous decision in a six-round super featherweight bout. Wilkins won with scores of 58-56, 60-54 and 60-54. “I’m happy to start my journey with Golden Boy,” said James Wilkins. “This is the first of many good fights that will happen. I have so much to learn and grow. As a young fighter, I know that there is so much more to the journey. Each fight is going to make me grow and learn more.” Alex Martin (15-3, 6 KOs) of Chicago, Illinois beat Angel Fierro (16-1-1, 12 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico via majority decision in an eight-round super lightweight fight. Martin won with scores 77-75 and 79-73, while one judge had it a 76-76 draw. “My opponent was as tough as I thought he was going to be,” said Alex Martin. “He got a lot of boxing and a lot of heart. He put up a good fight, and congratulations to him and his team too.” Munguia vs. O’Sullivan was a 12-round fight for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Title presented by Golden Boy in association with Zanfer Promotions and Murphy’s Boxing. The event was sponsored by Tecate “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The event took place Saturday, Jan. 11 at The Alamodome in San Antonio and was streamed live exclusively on DAZN

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JAIME MUNGUIA SAN ANTONIO MEDIA WORKOUT

Jan 8, 2020

JAIME MUNGUIA SAN ANTONIO MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES AND PHOTOS SATURDAY, JAN. 11 AT THE ALAMODOME IN SAN ANTONIO AND STREAMED LIVE ON DAZN

(ABOVE: Jaime Munguia shadowboxes for the media ahead of his fight against Gary O’Sullivan on Jan. 11 at The Alamodome in San Antonio and streamed live on DAZN) 


PhotosPhoto Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden BoyTickets on Sale Now!

SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 7, 2020): Jaime Munguia (34-0, 27 KOs) hosted a media workout today at Boxers and Brawlers Boxing Club ahead of his 12-round middleweight fight against Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (30-3, 21 KOs). The battle will take place Saturday, Jan. 11 at The Alamodome in San Antonio, TX and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN
Below are what today’s participants had to say at the workout:
JAIME MUNGUIA, Middleweight Contender:“Gary O’Sullivan comes with a strong desire to win and a strong mentality, which will make for a tougher fight. He’s a high-level fighter with a lot of experience. Fighting against him in my first fight at middleweight is a great opportunity to get a lot of experience.”  “He’s very strong and has a strong right hand, so we have to be careful. He’s a fighter that goes forward and throws punches very fast. He’ll suddenly explode with fast combinations, so we have to make sure we’re aware of that with my guard up.” On having Erik Morales on his team:“It’s always good to have someone with a lot of experience in your corner. Morales was in a lot of great fights with some of the best fighters in the world, so it’s always good to have someone like him on my team. He’s not trying to change my style. I’m going to keep my style, but we’ve also been working on my defense, speed, and knowing when to throw punches.” On his move to middleweight:“The move to middleweight has its benefits because I don’t have to lose as much weight. I feel good at this weight. I feel stronger. The plan is to one day fight for a world title in this division. But right now we are concentrated on the fight we have in front of us.” ERIK “EL TERRIBLE” MORALES, Hall of Famer and Trainer of Jaime Munguia:“We’re working on Munguia’s technique more than anything. Munguia is a very responsible fighter. He has lots of energy and loves to work. He also wants to learn. That was one of the conditions I had before starting with him. I wanted to make sure that he wanted to learn, and he has shown that he is ready and willing to learn what I have to teach him.” Munguia vs. O’Sullivan is a 12-round middleweight fight presented by Golden Boy in association with Zanfer Promotions and Murphy’s Boxing. The event is sponsored by Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The event will take place Saturday, Jan. 11 at The Alamodome in San Antonio, TX and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.  Tickets for Munguia vs. O’Sullivan are on sale and are priced at $25, $40, $65, $100, and $200, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketsmaster.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will also be available at The Alamodome box office, which is open Monday – Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm C.T. and Saturdays and Sundays when events are taking place at The Alamodome.

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