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

Jan 25, 2020

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

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

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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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TYSON FURY TO HOLD A MEET & GREET FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Jan 9, 2020

LINEAL CHAMPION TYSON FURY TO HOLD A MEET & GREET AT CAPETILLO & TM BOXING GYM IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA AHEAD OF HIS FIGHT FEBRUARY 22nd TO HELP CAPETILLO AND TM BOXING

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Design by @heczar Hector De La Cruz(January 9, 2020 – Las Vegas, NV) :  Trainer Jorge Capetillo, owner of Capetillo & TM Boxing Gym is always one to give the shirt off his back. Genuinely a giving person along with his wife and children. When Capetillo decided to open a gym in Vegas, he never imagined the financial hardship toll it would take. Many kids can’t afford a membership or need discounts unfortunately. He is feeling the effects of all this now, and while talking to his fighter, Tyson Fury, the lineal Champion had a great idea. Fury isn’t doing any interviews or appearances until fight week, but out of the goodness of his heart, he offered to do a Meet & Greet at Capetillo’s gym to see if it would help bring in memberships or sponsorships. A very grateful Capetillo said, “Yes! Great idea!” 
The EXCLUSIVE and FREE Meet & Greet will take place this Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 12:00pm at Capetillo & TM Boxing Gym located at, 3430 E. Tropicana Ave., Suite 61, Las Vegas, NV 89121. We kindly as media to contact Nancy Rodriguez at Nancyr505@gmail.com as there will be limited Media access. 
The purpose of this Meet & Greet is to showcase the Boxing Gym where Tyson Fury will be in training camp ahead of his fight against Deontay Wilder, February 22, 2020 at the MGM Grand. This Boxing gym is a huge part of the community and is in need of member and/or sponsorships. Fury wants to help by giving the gym the exposure it deserves for getting the kids off the streets and teaching them Boxing skills. We hope sponsors will be interested in putting up a banner in the gym in exchange of sponsorship.

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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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RYAN GARCIA SURPRISES U.S. AIRFORCE FAN!

Jan 6, 2020

(January 3, 2020 – San Diego, CA.) – Making people smile is one of the most amazing things we can do as human beings. The World Boxing Council Los Angeles Office along with WBC Cares was able to kick off 2020 with memorable smiles and lifelong memories for the Lopez kids. U.S. Air Force Airman Jocelyn Lopez, is home from Nebraska for a few days. Airman Lopez is a first generation Mexican-American, making her family proud by serving the U.S. and helping out her family. When WBC found out she was a huge fan of WBC SIlver Lightweight Champion Ryan Garcia, they contacted Ryan Garcia who immediately, without hesitation said, “Bring her to the gym, she can come watch me train.” Thanks to Ryan Garcia’s mom, Lisa, all was planned for the surprise in San Diego.
The surprise was a huge success and not only did Airman Jocelyn Lopez and her siblings meet him, Team Garcia invited them to his upcoming fight February 14th at the Honda Center! Their faces were PRICELESS, when they saw Ryan Garcia and Sean Garcia training for two hours. The Lopez kids were so grateful, they said they will never forget this day!  These are moments the kids will forever cherish and its thanks to Champions like Ryan Garcia, WBC Cares is able to continue bringing smiles and sharing them with the world.

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GOLDEN BOY Y DAZN PRESENTARÁN UN EVENTO ESPECIAL PARA EL DÍA DEL AMOR Y LA AMISTAD 

Jan 2, 2020

RYAN GARCÍA, ESTRELLA EN ASCENSO, ENCABEZARÁ ESTA EMOCIONANTE VELADA FRENTE A FRANCISCO FONSECA VIERNES 14 DE FEBRERO DESDE EL HONDA CENTER EN ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA Y TRANSMITIDO EN VIVO POR DAZN 

¡Los boletos saldrán a la venta el viernes 3 de enero a las 10:00 a.m. PT!

LOS ÁNGELES, 1 de enero de 2020.- Golden Boy DAZN presentarán una noche especial de boxeo en el “Día del Amor y la Amistad” cuando Ryan García (19-0, 16 nocáuts) defienda su titulo ligero Plata del CMB en una batalla a 12 asaltos ante el aguerrido contendiente Francisco Fonseca (25-2-2, 19. nocáuts). El evento se efectuará el viernes 14 de febrero en el Honda Center de Anaheim, California y será transmitido en vivo exclusivamente por DAZN.         “Golden Boy está orgulloso de presentar al talento juvenil más grande en este deporte”, afirmó Óscar de La Hoya, Presidente y Jefe Ejecutivo de Golden Boy. “Ryan García silenció a todos los escépticos al noquear al fuerte contendiente Romero Duno, y lo hizo en solamente un espectacular asalto. Además de ser un joven y popular estrella quien es querido por todas las mujeres, también ha mostrado que es un hábil peleador con poder en ambos puños. Así que tendremos algo especial para que todos disfruten del ‘Día del Amor y la Amistad’ cuando brindemos esta gran función en el Honda Center y en vivo por DAZN”, puntualizó.             García es un contendiente de 21 años de edad quien rápidamente se ha convertido en uno de los atletas más populares en el boxeo. Tras una impresionante carrera como amateur, García debutó en el boxeo de paga y después estampó su firma con Golden Boy en el 2016. Desde entonces el carismático púgil ha pasado cada prueba que le han puesto, incluyendo triunfos ante Romero “Ruthless” DunoCarlos “The Solution Morales y Jason “La Maravilla” Vélez, y ahora buscará ponerse en el camino hacia los niveles más altos del deporte con una victoria en la misma sede donde Canelo Álvarez se convirtió en monarca mundial por primera vez en el año 2011.          “Estoy muy emocionado de estar regresando al ring”, afirmó Ryan García. “Voy con el deseo de sorprender al orbe este año. Voy a mostrar al mundo boxístico que estoy aquí para siempre”, enfatizó.          Por otra parte, Fonseca representa una ola reciente de talentos jóvenes de Managua, Nicaragua quien recientemente ha tenido mucho éxito en este deporte de las narices chatas y orejas de coliflor. Después de haber visto a peleadores como Félix Alvarado y René Alvarado coronarse como campeones del mundo entre los últimos 18 meses, Fonseca se siente inspirado para aprovechar el impulso y dar la sorpresa ante García. El joven contendiente de 25 años de edad retornará tras un difícil empate ante Alex Dilmaghani por un vacante titulo.              “El boxeo de Nicaragua está en la cima, pues actualmente dos campeones mundiales nos representan”, afirmó Francisco Fonseca. “Por esta razón no voy a dejar abajo a mi país. Cuando enfrente a Ryan García lo exhibiré en su propio terreno y le propinaré su primera derrota profesional. Desde hace mucho tiempo estábamos esperando esta pelea. Mi manager Rosendo Álvarez  y yo soñábamos con enfrentar a Ryan García. Tenemos el antídoto para vencerlo”, sentenció.             “Desde estrellas en ascenso a inteligentes experimentados, la division ligero está lista para un gran año en el 2020”, dijo Joseph Markowski, Vicepresidente Ejecutivo de DAZN, Norte América. “Con una fanaticada que lo adora, no podíamos pensar en un peleador mejor que Ryan Garcia para estelarizar esta edición especial del ‘Día del Amor y de la Amistad’ durante la Temporada de Combates de DAZN”, puntualizó.             Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (46-5, 28 nocáuts), el ex triple monarca mundial divisional de Barinas, Venezuela, realizará su anticipado retorno en el evento co estelar a 12 asaltos en la división de las 135 libras.             Alexis “Lex” Rocha (15-0, 10 nocáuts), el sensacional peso welter y orgullo de Santa Ana, California, defenderá su cinto welter Continental de las Américas del CMB, en un pleito a 10 vueltas en las 147 libras.               Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (13-0, 9 nocáuts) de Las Vegas, Nevada pondrá en juego su campeonato welter NABF en una pelea a 10 asaltos.              Óscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (18-2-2, 7 nocáuts) de Tierralta, Colombia se enfrentará a Alberto “Impacto” Melián (6-1, 4 nocáuts) de Buenos Aires, Argentina por el vacante titulo Internacional gallo de la AMB en una batalla a 10 giros entre dos contendientes de Golden Boy.              Alejandro “PinPon” Reyes (2-0, 2 nocáuts), el nativo de Mexicali, Baja California, México quien entrena en el Westside Boxing Club de Los Ángeles, retornará en un pleito a cuatro asaltos en peso ligero.             Evan Sánchez (6-0, 5 nocáuts) de Parlier, California participará en un choque a seis episodios en la división de los welters.             Los oponentes para el respaldo se anunciarán en breve.
            García vs. Fonseca es un duelo a 12 episodios por el título ligero Plata del CMB presentado por Golden Boy. El evento es patrocinado por Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” La función se efectuará 14 de febrero en el Honda Center de Anaheim, California y será transmitido en vivo exclusivamente por  DAZN
       Los boletos para García vs. Fonseca saldrán a la venta el viernes 3 de enero a las 10:00 a.m. PT. Los boletos tienen un precio de $150, $100, $50 y $25 dólares, más impuestos, tarifas y cargos por servicios aplicables. Se pueden comprar los boletos en goldenboytickets.comticketmaster.com, y por teléfono llamando al 800-943-4327 y en la taquilla del Honda Center (lunes a viernes desde las 10 a.m. PT hasta las 5 p.m. PT y sábado desde las 10 a.m. PT hasta las 4 p.m. PT).

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LA Galaxy anuncia calendario para la temporada regular 2020 de la MLS

Dec 19, 2019

LA Galaxy anuncia calendario para la temporada regular 2020 de la MLS

17 de los partidos de temporada regular del LA Galaxy serán transmitidos por televisión nacional a través de ESPN, ABC, FOX, FS1, Univision y UniMás; LA recibirá a Vancouver Whitecaps FC en su primer partido en casa el sábado, 7 de marzo

LOS ANGELES (Jueves, 19 de diciembre, 2019) – LA Galaxy anunció hoy el calendario completo de la temporada regular 2020 de Major League Soccer, marcando la 25ª temporada del club en la liga. LA Galaxy jugará su primer partido en casa de la temporada 2020 de la MLS el sábado, 7 de marzo en el Dignity Health Sports Park a las 7 p.m. PT.

Los aficionados pueden comprar sus boletos para el primer partido del club en casa para la temporada 2020 oprimiendo aqui. Boletos individuales para los partidos en casa se pondrán a la venta al público general a las 12 p.m. PT el jueves, 26 de diciembre por medio de www.lagalaxy.com/tickets.

Boletos de temporada del LA Galaxy para la campaña 2020 de Major League Soccer ya están disponibles. Abonados y aficionados del Galaxy pueden visitar www.lagalaxy.com/tickets/seasontickets  o llamar al 1.877.3GALAXY (342.5299) para asegurar sus Boletos de Temporada 2020 del LA Galaxy.

De los 34 partidos de temporada regular del Galaxy, 17 serán transmitidos en vivo a nivel nacional. FS1 transmitirá cuatro partidos del Galaxy, UniMás, ESPN y ABC transmitirán tres partidos cada uno. FOX y Univision transmitirán dos partidos durante la temporada 2020. De los 17 partidos que serán transmitidos por televisión nacional, ocho se disputarán en Los Ángeles en el Dignity Health Sports Park.

El partido anual del Cuatro de Julio se disputará ante Real Salt Lake en el Dignity Health Sports Park, marcando la vigésima quinta ocasión que el Galaxy es sede de un partido en el Día de la Independencia en los Estados Unidos, la racha más larga en todos los deportes profesionales.

El calendario completo del Galaxy para la temporada regular 2020 de la MLS con horarios e información de transmisión se encuentra a continuación. Toda la información de transmisión local por Spectrum SportsNet será anunciada próximamente.

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Conor McGregor returns against Cowboy Cerrone at UFC 246 in Las Vegas

Dec 19, 2019

BLOCKBUSTER WELTERWEIGHT BOUT BETWEEN CONOR MCGREGOR AND COWBOY CERRONE HEADLINES UFC® 246 IN LAS VEGAS

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(#11) ANTHONY PETTIS vs. DIEGO FERREIRA

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Las Vegas – UFC® will kick off 2020 with a thrilling bout featuring former lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor and perennial fan favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Plus, former UFC lightweight champion and No. 11 ranked contender Anthony Pettis will return to 155 pounds against surging Diego Ferreira.

UFC® 246: MCGREGOR vs. COWBOY will take place Saturday, Jan. 18 at T-Mobile Arena and will stream live nationally on Pay-Per-View, exclusively through ESPN+ in the U.S. at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT in both English and Spanish.

ESPN+ is the exclusive provider of all UFC Pay-Per-View events to fans in the U.S. as part of an agreement that continues through 2025.

As UFC® 246: MCGREGOR vs. COWBOY approaches, fans will be able to purchase itonline 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.

Arguably the biggest star in mixed martial arts history, McGregor (21-4, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland) became the first fighter in UFC history to simultaneously hold championships in two divisions. Throughout his legendary career, he has earned spectacular victories over Eddie Alvarez, Nate Diaz, Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes and Dustin Poirier. McGregor now aims to take out another legend and prove he is still among the pound-for-pound best fighters on the planet.

The record holder for most wins and finishes in UFC history, Cerrone (36-13 1NC, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) is no stranger to delivering iconic MMA moments. During his storied run, he has netted incredible finishes against Mike Perry, Matt Brown, Rick Story, Edson Barboza and Charles Oliveira. Cerrone now looks to continue building his legacy by securing another highlight-reel knockout in the biggest fight of his career.

A former UFC and WEC champion, Pettis (22-9, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) returns to lightweight after an exciting run at 170 pounds. Among the most dynamic finishers in MMA, he has earned sensational stoppage victories over Stephen Thompson, Gilbert Melendez, Benson Henderson and Charles Oliveira. He now has his sights set on another big win against one of the division’s toughest budding contenders.

A lightweight division mainstay since 2014, Ferreira (16-2, fighting out of Pharr, Texas by way of Terra Nova, Brazil) is currently riding a tremendous five-fight win streak. During this run, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt has secured impressive victories against Mairbek Taisumov, Rustam Khabilov, Jared Gordon and Olivier Aubin-Mercier. Ferreira now hopes to add a former champion to his resume and crack the 155-pound top 15.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • No. 6 ranked women’s strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha (17-4, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) looks to continue building her momentum against rising No. 11 Alexa Grasso (11-3, fighting out of Guadalajara, Mexico)
  • Former women’s bantamweight champion and No. 3 ranked contender Holly Holm (12-5, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) takes on No. 6 Raquel Pennington (10-8, fighting out of Colorado Springs, Colo.) in a highly anticipated rematch
  • Andre Fili (20-6, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) meets Sodiq Yusuff (10-1, fighting out of Bladensburg, Md. by way of Lagos, Nigeria) in an exciting battle of featherweight prospects
  • In a pivotal clash of women’s flyweight contenders, No. 7 ranked Roxanne Modafferi (23-17, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) faces undefeated No. 9 Maycee Barber (7-0, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.)
  • Talented lightweights collide when Drew Dober (21-9 1NC, fighting out of Denver, Colo.) squares off with Nasrat Haqparast (11-2, fighting out of Hamburg, Germany)
  • In a clash of heavyweight contenders, No. 12 ranked heavyweight contender Aleksei Oleinik (57-13-1, fighting out of Moscow, Russia) locks horns with Maurice Greene (8-4, fighting out of St Cloud, Minn.)
  • Dana White’s Contender Series signee Aleksa Camur (5-0, fighting out of Broadview Heights, Ohio) debuts against Justin Ledet (9-2 1NC, fighting out of Rosharon, Texas)
  • Chas Skelly (18-4, fighting out of Arlington, Texas) faces Dana White’s Contender Series veteran Grant Dawson (14-1, fighting out of Lee’s Summit, Mo.) in a featherweight bout
  • Sabina Mazo (7-1, fighting out of Huntington Beach, Calif. by way of Medellin, Colombia) squares off with JJ Aldrich (8-3, fighting out of Westminster, Colo.)
  • No. 7 ranked flyweight contender Tim Elliott (16-9-1, fighting out of Lee’s Summit, Mo.) takes on unbeaten No. 12 Askar Askarov (10-0-1, fighting out of Khasavyurt, Dagestan, Russia)
  • Brian Kelleher (19-10, fighting out of Selden, N.Y.) meets newcomer Ode Osbourne (7-2 1NC, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.)
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