Zurdo and Hart Prep for Anticipated Rematch

Dec 12, 2018

Corpus Christi Workout Notes & Quotes: Zurdo and Hart Prepare for Super Middleweight Title Rematch

Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez to defend WBO super middleweight world title against Hart

LIVE on Friday at the American Bank Center, 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+
Undercard stream begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+


(Photo Credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank)
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Dec. 11, 2018) – Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez is seeking a fifth successful title defense. Jesse “Hollywood” Hart is out for revenge.

Ramirez (38-0, 25 KOs) will defend his WBO super middleweight world against Hart (25-1, 21 KOs) Friday at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, site of his February knockout of Habib Ahmed. Ramirez bested Hart via unanimous decision last September in one of the finest world championship fights of 2017.

In the co-feature, unbeaten 140-pound contender Arnold Barboza Jr. (19-0, 7 KOs) will face Manuel Lopez (14-2-1, 7 KOs) in a 10-rounder.

Ramirez-Hart 2 and Barboza-Lopez will stream live at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ — the new multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment in conjunction with ESPN. The entire undercard, including appearances by female fighting sensation Mikaela Mayer, 130-pound contender Jamel Herring, Gabriel Flores Jr., and big-punching bantamweight Joshua Greer Jr. will stream live on ESPN+ beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zapari Boxing Promotions, tickets to the Ramirez-Hart 2 world championship event are on sale now. Priced at $100, $65, $45, and $30, tickets may be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, at the American Bank Center Box Office, Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Hart and Ramirez worked out for the media Tuesday at Corpus Christi Boxing Club. This is what they had to say.

Gilberto Ramirez

“I’m coming to Corpus Christi to give the fans a great fight. I have very good memories of the last time I fought here. They treated me well. I felt right at home, and that’s why I asked to fight here again. I will not let them down. I will close the year the same way I started it, with a knockout win in Corpus Christi!”

“I don’t take this fight as a rematch. The first one was a good fight, but I beat him clearly. For this fight, I’m coming better prepared mentally and physically. I’m focused on taking care of business and winning convincingly.”

Jesse Hart

“Camp was great. It was real tough because I did things l never did before. I chopped wood for the first time. I climbed rope. Going into camp this time, I was in tremendous shape. I didn’t take any time off after my last fight. I knew the rematch was looming, so I stayed hungry and ready to go. After I win this title, I’m definitely going to take a vacation and spend time with my daughter and my family.”

“Right after the decision, I wanted to fight Gilberto again. When you look at all of his opponents, I was his only opponent that came close to beating him. He’s fought a lot of credible guys, but no one came as close as me.”

“I’ve never been more ready for a fight in my life. Gilberto Ramirez is going to see a different fighter this time around. All I can do is keep honing my craft and get better.”

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Lomachenko Decisions Pedraza, Unifies WBA/WBO Lightweight World Titles 

Dec 9, 2018

Lomachenko Decisions Pedraza, Unifies WBA/WBO Lightweight World Titles 

Emanuel Navarrete Stuns Isaac Dogboe to win 122-pound world title
Teofimo Lopez KOs Mason Menard in lightweight bout


(Photo Credit: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)

NEW YORK CITY (Dec. 8, 2018) — WBA lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko wanted to unify lightweight world titles. After 12 rounds, he got his wish, although WBO champion Jose Pedraza sure didn’t make it easy and halted Lomachenko’s eight-bout knockout streak in the process.

Lomachenko (12-1 9 KOs,) defeated Pedraza (25-2, 12 KOs) via unanimous decision in front of a sold-out crowd of 5,312 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden to unify world titles for the first time in his illustrious career.

Scores were 119-107 and 117-109 2X.

“It was my dream to unify titles,” Lomachenko said. “It was my next goal. I can now focus on my next chapter.

“He’s a veteran. He did a very good job, and I respect Pedraza and his team.”

Said Pedraza: “I am happy with my performance tonight. I went 12 rounds with the best fighter in the world. I knew what we were going up against. I thought it was a close fight until the knockdowns. At the end of the day, I am proud of what I did.”

It was tactical fight, as Pedraza’s long arms kept Lomachenko at bay for much of the night. In the 11th round, Lomachenko, turned up the heat, scoring a pair of body shot knockdowns as Pedraza barely survived the round.

For Lomachenko, it’s on to the next challenge.

Navarrete Stuns Dogboe to Win Title

Emanuel Navarrete beat the long odds and stunned the rising superstar, Isaac Dogboe, via unanimous decision to win the WBO junior featherweight world title. The scores (116-112 2X, 115-113) reflected the action, as Navarrete was the aggressor throughout the fight

Navarrete (26-1, 22 KOs) stopped the streaking momentum of Dogboe (20-1, 14 KOs), who was making his second title defense.

“I thank Dogboe for this opportunity,” Navarrete said. “This world championship represents every day that I was working away from my family. This title represents sacrifice. I injured my right hand early in the fight, but I had the desire to be a champion and I did everything necessary to get the title, and I am very happy and proud to achieve this goal of being the world champion.”

Said Dogboe: “It was a great fight, and Emanuel Navarrete fought like a true Mexican warrior. Champions are supposed to keep going under any circumstance, but I just couldn’t get the victory. The best man won tonight.”

The Teofimo Express Rolls On

Teofimo Lopez (11-0, 9 KOs) showed why, at age 21, he is the sport’s fastest rising star, knocking out Mason Menard with a right hand at only 44 seconds of the opening round. Menard (34-4, 24 KOs) fell face-first, and the fight was immediately waved off.

“I knew he was a tough fighter. I knew he could fight,” Lopez said. “I wanted to test him, and I took a chance early in the fight. I know he trained hard, and he didn’t want it to go that way. But this is ‘The Takeover.’ ‘The Takeover’ has begun.

“In 2019, I will be a world champion. That’s a guarantee.”

In other results:

Alexander Besputin (12-0, 9 KOs) defended his USBA welterweight belt with a 10-round unanimous decision (100-88 3X) over Juan Carlos Abreu (21-5-1, 19 KOs) in a foul-filled bout.

“He fought a very uncomfortable, dirty fight, but I dominated,” Besputin said. “I am ready for a world title fight next.”

Heavyweight Guido “The Gladiator” Vianello came, saw, and conquered in his pro debut, knocking out Luke Lyons (5-2-1, 2 KOs) at :29 of the second round. Vianello, a native of Rome, represented Italy at the 2016 Olympics.

“It was a dream come true to make my professional debut at Madison Square Garden,” Vianello said. “I hope I did Italy proud. I came here tonight to score a knockout, and I delivered.”

Josue “The Prodigy” Vargas (12-1, 8 KOs), a Bronx native, put on a show for the hometown fans, scoring three knockdowns en route to a fifth-round TKO against John Renteria (16-6-1, 12 KOs). Vargas has now won six straight since a controversial disqualification defeat.

In an upset to start the evening, super lightweight Abdiel Ramirez (24-3-1, 22 KOs) stopped Michael “The Artist” Perez (25-3-2, 12 KOs) in the eighth and final round. Perez, from Newark, N.J., a longtime contender, was returning from a nearly 20-month layoff. Perez was leading on all three scorecards (68-64, 68-64, 66-65) at the time of the stoppage.

Brian Ceballo (6-0, 3 KOs) cruised to a four-round unanimous decision against Daniel Calzada by identical scores of 40-36

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La revancha Alvarez vs. Kovalev en Texas

Dec 9, 2018

La revancha Alvarez vs. Kovalev se celebrará el 2 de febrero en el Ford Center at The Star en Texas

En vivo por ESPN comenzando a las 10 p.m. ET


FRISCO, Texas (8 de diciembre del 2018) — La primera pelea terminó con un nocaut dramático que sacudió el Boardwalk de Atlantic City. La revancha entre Eleider “Storm” Alvarez y Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev traerá dos de los nombres más importantes de la división de peso semipesado a The Star.

Álvarez defenderá su título mundial  semipesado de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) contra Kovalev, el ex campeón mundial de peso semipesado, el sábado 2 de febrero en el Ford Center at The Star en Frisco, Texas, sede del centro de práctica de los Dallas Cowboys.

Álvarez (24-0, 12 KOs) vino de estar abajo en las tarjetas y logró noquear a Kovalev el 4 de agosto en un gran sorpresa que sacudó la división. Kovalev (32-3-1, 28 KOs), quien ha hecho nueve defensas de título en dos reinados, buscará convertirse en tres veces campeón del mundo y recuperar su posición en el Top Ten libra por libra del boxeo.

El combate Alvarez vs. Kovalev 2 y una peleas de respaldo que se anunciarán próximamente encabezarán una edición especial de Top Rank on ESPN a partir de las 10 p.m. ET por ESPN. Las peleas preliminares se transmitirán en vivo a partir de las 7 p.m. ET en Estados Unidos por ESPN+: el nuevo servicio de transmisión de suscripción de múltiples deportes, directo al consumidor del segmento Directo al Consumidor e Internacional de The Walt Disney Company junto con ESPN.

En una promoción de Top Rank, Main Events y Krusher Promotions, en asociación con Groupe Yvon Michel, los boletos a precios de $225, $165, $85, $55 y $25 (incluidas las tarifas de las instalaciones), saldrán a la venta el viernes 14 de diciembre a las 10 a.m. CST y se pueden comprar en SeatGeek.com.

“El hecho de que Kovalev haya dicho que fue un error y que tuve suerte me motiva,” dijo Álvarez. “Es un mal perdedor, y me aseguraré de que haya un segundo ‘accidente’. Espero que Kovalev sea más fuerte en esta segunda pelea. Espero el mejor Kovalev porque no me subestimará esta vez, pero soy plenamente consciente de esto. Puedo ser incluso mejor que en la última pelea.”

“Estoy muy agradecido de pelear en ESPN el 2 de febrero,” dijo Kovalev. “Buscaré recuperar mi título y presentar un gran espectáculo para los fanáticos. Junto con mi nuevo entrenador, Buddy McGirt, estaré listo para Alvarez.”

“Sergey y Eleider son dos de los mejores peleadores del mundo, y estamos contentos de organizar su revancha y otra gran noche de boxeo en el Ford Center en The Star,” dijo Stephen Jones, Director de Operaciones de los Dallas Cowboys. “Se ha demostrado que el Ford Center es un lugar para peleas de primer nivel, y no hay mejor manera de continuar ese legado que traer el campeonato mundial de peso semipesado al norte de Texas.”

Alvarez, de 34 años y nativo de Colombia que ahora reside en Montreal, se convirtió en profesional en el 2009 luego de una carrera amateur que incluyó un par de medallas de oro de los Juegos Panamericanos y un lugar en los Juegos Olímpicos de 2008. En el 2013, derrotó al ex campeón mundial de peso mediano Edison Miranda por decisión unánime, y para el 2015, se había establecido como uno de los mejores contendientes de peso semipesado del mundo. Obtuvo la oportunidad de retar a Kovalev tras un trío de victorias de alto perfil: una decisión mayoritaria en el 2015 contra el perenne competidor Isaac Chilemba, un nocaut en el 2017 ante el ex campeón mundial de peso súper mediano, Lucian Bute, y una decisión mayoritaria sobre el ex campeón de peso semipesado Jean Pascal. Todo eso lo llevó a su noche triunfal en el Boardwalk de Atlantic City, una hazaña que espera duplicar en Frisco.

Kovalev es uno de los campeones mundiales más dominantes de su era, un pegador devastador con nueve defensas de título a lo largo de dos reinados de título. Ganó el título mundial de la OMB en agosto del 2013, viajando a Gales y despachando al campeón local Nathan Cleverly en el cuartao asalto. Se convirtió en el campeón unificado en noviembre del 2014 con una decisión dominante en 12 asaltos contra el futuro miembro del Salón de la Fama, Bernard Hopkins y mejoró aún más su currículum con un par de victorias por nocaut contra Jean Pascal. Perdió sus títulos mundiales en noviembre del 2016 a través de una decisión controvertida ante Andre Ward, uno de los mejores libra por libra. Casi siete meses después, Kovalev fue detenido en la octava ronda por Ward, una pelea recordada en parte por los múltiples golpes bajos que inmediatamente precedieron a la detención. Kovalev se recuperó, ganando el título vacante de peso semipesado de la OMB con un nocaut téxcnico de segunda ronda contra Vyacheslav Shabranskyy en su próxima pelea. Defendió el título una vez, un nocaut técnico en el séptimo asalto ante Igor Mikhalkin en marzo, antes de encontrarse con Álvarez.

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Dec 8, 2018


Los Rayados de Monterrey vencieron por 1-0 al Cruz Azul en el partido de ida de Semifinalde la Liga Bancomer Mx, lo cual representa una ventaja para afrontar el partido de vuelta que se disputará este sábado 8 de diciembre en el Estadio Azteca.

El 0-0 de arranque les daría el pase al Monterrey, por terminar arriba 1-0 en el marcador global. Si los Rayados vencen al Cruz Azul, también lograrían avanzar a la Gran Final del Futbol Mexicano, ampliando el marcador global, tal como sucedió en los Cuartos de Final contra Santos.


El Reglamento de Competencia 2018-2019 de la Liga Bancomer MX establece en su Artículo 19 lo siguiente:

“Los Clubes vencedores en los partidos de Semifinales serán aquellos que en los dos juegos anoten el mayor número de goles, criterio conocido como MARCADOR GLOBAL. De existir empate en el número de goles, la posición se definirá a favor del Club que haya anotado una mayor cantidad de goles actuando como visitante”.

Los cementeros no pudieron anotar en el Estadio BBVA Bancomer, lo cual significa una ligera ventaja para el equipo regiomontano porque si el Monterrey anota un gol en el Estadio Azteca, obligarían al Cruz Azul a hacer tres anotaciones para pasar, lo cual complicaría el panorama de los celestes, considerando que los Rayados han mantenido su portería en cero durante los tres partidos de esta Liguilla y que el equipo norteño nunca ha perdido un duelo en fase de finales contra los capitalinos.

Resultados como el 2-13-24-3, etcétera, a favor del Cruz Azul le darían el pase al Monterrey.


El reglamento de la Liga Bancomer Mx dicta que: “Si una vez aplicado el criterio anterior los Clubes siguieran empatados, se observará la posición de los Clubes en la Tabla General de Clasificación”.

En este rubro, los dirigidos por Pedro Caixinha tienen una ventaja sobre el equipo de Diego Alonso, pues terminaron arriba en la tabla general. Esto les serviría a los cementerossolamente si terminen igualados en el global y que hayan anotado los mismos goles como visitantes: cero. El único escenario en donde se usaría este criterio es si los locales igualan en el Azteca el 1-0 que los Rayados lograron en el Estadio BBVA Bancomer.


Los Rayados avanzan a la Gran Final si…
1) Ganan
2) Empatan
3) Pierden por un gol de diferencia, siempre y cuando anoten gol

Los Rayados quedarían eliminados si…
1) Pierden 1-0 o por dos o más goles de diferencia

¡Vamos, Rayados! Por el pase a la Gran Final.


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Derrota en el Corregidora

Nov 29, 2018

Derrota en el Corregidora

Esta noche, la cancha del Estadio Corregidora fue el marco de la primera de dos batallas entre los Gallos de Querétaro y la Máquina de Cruz Azul, correspondiente a los cuartos de final de la fase final de la Liga MX.

Tras el silbatazo inicial, el conjunto comandado por Rafael Puente buscó hacerse del balón y comenzar a generar peligro en el campo visitante, sin embargo, los cementeros supieron maniatar los intentos albiazules y al 15’ se pusieron en ventaja con el tanto marcado por Pablo Aguilar.

Posteriormente, los queretanos buscaron el gol de la igualada, pero la visita llevo el partido con la ventaja parcial al descanso.

Ya en el segundo tiempo, Rafael Puente realizó ajustes con la premisa de conseguir a toda costa el empate. Everaldo Stum, Matías Britos y Erbín Trejo ingresaron al campo, y a pesar de crear algunas opciones, la fortuna no acompañó a los Gallos.

Fue al minuto 59’ de tiempo corrido, cuando un gol de Edgar Méndez sentenció el destino del cotejo y decretó el 0-2 con el que Cruz Azul se llevó la victoria.

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Nov 26, 2018

Atlantic City, NJ-Bereavision- Se llevó acabo la pelea de campeonato mundial de boxeo en la categoría de peso semipesado entre DMITRY BIVOL vs JEAN PASCAL.

En el primer round, se vivieron muchas emociones que fue de estudio por parte de los 2 boxeadores. De esta forma comenzó el segundo round BIVOL atacando a su retador por La Corona. PASCAL se defendía caminando por todo el ring, pero VIBOL lanzaba golpes al cuerpo sin ninguna suerte de noquearlo, cansándose. Con mucho esfuerzo PASCAL caminaba para no ser más golpeado y poder mantenerse de pie hasta que un momento de descuido PASCAL le conectó un fuerte derechazo que logró darle un poco de tranquilidad que dejó a su oponente un poco mareado, pero no fue suficiente para tirarlo a la lona. BIVOL se recuperó rápidamente y comenzó de nuevo con más fuerza a atacar a Pascal que al final, la pelea terminó en los 12 rounds donde tuvo que ser decidida por los jueces que determinaron por decision unánime que DMITRY BIVOL se quedaba por tercera vez consecutiva con La Corona de campeonato mundial de la AMB de la categoría peso semipesado.

En esta cartelera también se disputó otro título continental en la categoría de peso pesado, entre SERGEY KUZMIN VS LARON MITCHELL;  donde se vivió una pelea muy disputada durante los asaltos dos y tres. El peleador MITCHELL cayó a la lona en dos ocasiones quedando un poco mal y perdiendo el equilibrio. Pudo recuperarse de los golpes del campeón KUZMIN durante los siguientes dos asaltos pero al llegar al sexto asalto, KUZMIN le dio un gran golpe y envío a MITCHELL a la lona. Así se finalizó este encuentro por knock-out técnico; dejando a Sergey Kuzmin una vez más con el título de campeonato en la categoría de peso pesado.




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Brandon Lopez
Fotos/Video: Rodolfo Duron


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Nov 23, 2018


 Saturday, January 19 From MGM Grand Garden Arena


Credit: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

 Tickets Go On Sale Saturday, November 24


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – November 20, 2018 – Boxing’s only eight-division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and former four-division champ Adrien “The Problem” Broner were all business on Tuesday as they concluded their two-city press tour in Los Angeles announcing their Saturday, January 19 showdown for Pacquiao’s WBA Welterweight World Title. The event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.


Promoted by MP Promotions, Mayweather Promotions and TGB Promotions in association with About Billions Promotions, tickets to the Pacquiao vs. Broner welterweight world championship event will go on sale on Saturday, November 24. Tickets are priced at $1,500, $1,000, $750, $500, $300, $200, $100, not including applicable service charges, and can be purchased online through AXS.com, charge by phone at 866-740-7711 or in person at any MGM Resorts International box office.


Here are what the fighters and executives had to say on Tuesday.



“This fight is going to be a good fight. I have to pass through him before fighting Floyd Mayweather. I want to prove to the boxing fans that Manny Pacquiao is still in the pack. You will see more fights with Manny Pacquiao here in the United States.


“He’s young and he’s fast – and he’s fast with his mouth. There will be more action in the ring – we know what the people want. It’s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a fight you will never forget.


“I continue my career as a boxer because boxing is my passion. When I hung up my gloves once, I felt sad not being in the ring and giving inspiration to people in the Philippines and boxing fans.”


On potentially fighting Floyd Mayweather again:

“I don’t think Adrien will agree with that, because I need to pass through him. This is not an easy fight.”


On working with Al Haymon:

“I have only good things to say about Top Rank – they helped me a lot. But I’m really thankful to be partnered with Al Haymon and have a chance to work with him.”


“[Broner’s] a funny guy. I think after his boxing career, he could have another career as a comedian. I don’t get upset about the jokes. I can’t help but laugh when I look at his face.”


Will the Mayweather rematch be next?

“I can’t give you an answer, but if you ask me, it would be good for me to have that fight.”



“January 19, I am coming to win. Screw the money, I’m going to be victorious. They keep talking about a Pacquiao-Mayweather 2, but I’m going to mess those plans up. I just don’t see Manny Pacquiao beating me.


“He’s still in great condition. He’s trained his ass off. I have to keep my composure and stay focused on my game plan. But I’m not going to tell you what that plan is.


“Hope isn’t my strategy – there will be no luck. I feel like he can’t beat me. Look at my resume – what do I do to southpaws? I stop them. Going into this fight, I’m very confident. I’m going to do what I always do to southpaws and dismantle him.”


STEPHEN ESPINOZA, President Sports & Event Programming, Showtime Networks Inc.

“These two fighters have resumes that you’re all familiar with. On the surface they seem very different, but they’re more similar than you’d think.


“They’re two of the most entertaining and popular fighters in the sport. They are also two fighters who are all heart. We’ve seen them in tough fights, and there’s one thing you know you’re going to get out of Manny Pacquiao and AB, and that’s 100 percent effort throughout the fight.


“When Adrien Broner and Manny Pacquiao fight, it’s a huge event. Add in Mayweather Promotions and MGM Grand and Las Vegas, and it’s one of the biggest fights of the year. There’s a lot at stake – this will be an all action fight. It will be a special weekend, and we can’t wait.”


JOE RAMOS, Head of MP Promotions

“We all know Adrien is hungry, but he’s fighting boxing’s only eight-division champion. Manny will show the world that he’s the best fighter on the planet come January 19. Don’t miss a chance to be part of history.”

LEONARD ELLERBE, CEO of Mayweather Promotions

“We know we have a great fight come Jan. 19. You’ll see a future Hall of Famer in Manny Pacquiao, and a guy in Adrien Broner who has never backed down from a challenge. He knows he has to be at his best to beat Manny Pacquiao. The style matchup with these two guys is very intriguing. I promise you this will be a great fight.”


RAVONE LITTLEJOHN, Co-Head of About Billions Promotions

“It’s going to be a great fight. If my man AB hits the right shot, it could be a short night. We’ve never been down for the count, and we’re not going to start now. We know the position we’re in. It’s a pleasure to fight a legend like Manny Pacquiao.”


RICHARD STRUM, President of Las Vegas Live Entertainment and Sports

“This fight kicks off another tremendous year of entertainment for MGM. I’d like to welcome Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner, two of the sport’s most iconic fighters, back to MGM Grand and Las Vegas.”

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January 18: Bryant Jennings-Oscar Rivas Heavyweight Battle

Nov 23, 2018

January 18: Bryant Jennings-Oscar Rivas Heavyweight Battle Tops ESPN+ Card at Turning Stone Resort Casino
Live on ESPN+ at 9:30 p.m. ET
Featherweight sensation Shakur Stevenson to make 2019 debut in the co-feature

VERONA, N.Y. (Nov. 20, 2018) — Bryant “B.Y.” Jennings is itching for another heavyweight world title shot. The 34-year-old Philadelphia native has won five consecutive bouts, four by knockout, and is intent on making an emphatic statement.

Jennings will put his IBF International and NABO heavyweight belts on the line in a 12-round showdown against the unbeaten NABF champion Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas on Friday, Jan. 18 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. In the 10-round co-feature, undefeated featherweight sensation and 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson will face an opponent to be determined.

Rivas’ participation in the bout is contingent on him defending his NABF title on Dec. 1 against Fabio Maldonado in Quebec City.

Jennings-Rivas and the Stevenson bout will stream live at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN+ — the new multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment in conjunction with ESPN. The undercard will stream live on ESPN+ beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM), ticket information for this world-class night of boxing will be announced shortly.

“I’ve been in this situation before. This is not a tall order at all,” Jennings said. “The job is to stay focused. I’m going to keep grinding and not take anybody lightly. Talk is cheap.”

‘‘I’ve waited for this opportunity for a very long time,” Rivas said. “Jennings is an excellent boxer. He is a world-class fighter and exactly the kind of challenge I was hoping to face. It is now time to take care of business and step up for the real challenges.’’

“I am ready to begin 2019 where 2018 left off,” Stevenson said. “This will be the year where I take my career to the next level. The fans are going to be in for a treat. It’s my time to shine.”

Jennings (24-2, 14 KOs), a former football, basketball, and track star at North Philadelphia’s Ben Franklin High School, did not pick up a pair of boxing gloves until he was 24 years old. He turned pro following an abbreviated 17-fight amateur career and quickly rose the ranks despite his limited experience. He fought valiantly in a 2015 title shot against Wladimir Klitschko, pushing the future Hall of Famer the distance in front of 17,056 fans at Madison Square Garden. Following a TKO defeat to Luis Ortiz later that year at Turning Stone Resort Casino, Jennings took 20 months off, returning to action in August 2017 under the Top Rank banner.

Since then, he has been one of the busiest heavyweight contenders as he seeks another shot on the world championship stage. In his last bout, Aug. 18 in Atlantic City as the headliner on an ESPN-televised card, Jennings recovered from a fourth-round knockdown to stop longtime contender Alexander Dimitrenko in the ninth.

Rivas (24-0, 17 KOs), a former Colombian amateur standout who now lives in Montreal, has fought all but two of his professional bouts in Canada. A nine-year pro, he transitioned to the paid ranks following a 2007 Pan American Games silver medal and quarterfinal berth at the 2008 Olympics. At 31 years old, the athletic, 240-pound Rivas is in his physical prime. He won the NABF title on Sept. 28, 2017 with a spectacular first-round stoppage against former world title challenger Carl Davis Drummond. In his last outing, May 19 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, he wore down Herve Hubeaux and prevailed via 10-round unanimous decision to retain the NABF title.

Stevenson (9-0, 5 KOs), a proud native of Newark, N.J., authored one of the great United States amateur careers. At the 2016 Olympics, Stevenson earned a silver medal following a controversial 2-1 decision loss to Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez in the championship match. Using that heartbreak as motivation, Stevenson soon showed why he is considered among the sport’s rising stars. He went 5-0 with three knockouts in 2018, and in his last fight, Oct. 13 on the ESPN-televised undercard of the Terence Crawford-Jose Benavidez Jr. main event, he knocked down Viorel Simion three times en route to a first-round TKO. Simion, 21-2 entering the fight, had never been knocked down as a pro.

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Nov 19, 2018

NUEVA YORK -BereaVision- 19 de noviembre de 2018 – El senador Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao y Adrien “The Problem” Broner anunciaron su mega pelea el sábado 19 de enero durante la primera parte de una gira de prensa de dos ciudades en el Gotham Hall de Nueva York el lunes. El enfrentamiento del campeonato de peso welter será producido y distribuido en vivo por SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT) de MGM Grand Garden Arena en Las Vegas y presentado por Premier Boxing Champions.

Tras una larga ausencia en Estados Unidos Manny Pacquiao regresa América para defender su Título mundial de peso welter de la AMB contra el ex campeón del mundo de cuatro divisiones y la atracción obligada Broner.

Manny Pacquiao: Claro que desde muy dentro de mi corazón quiero volver a pelear con Mayweather ya desde la última pelea sigo sin creer que perdí yo la pelea, por eso Mayweather cuando quiera pelear, nos encontramos en Japón y el me decia que le gustaría retirarse con una ultima pelea conmigo, solo quiero continuar boxeando ser un boxeador honorable para mi país y pelear con el mejor, yo peleo con el que sea, mi relación con Bob Arum es buena mi contrato terminó con Top Rank y solo quiero experimentar con otros promotores, pero Bob Arum me ayudo mucho en mi carrera.

Solo quiero aclarar que seguiré peleando en el boxeo. No quiero subestimar a Broner es un buen peleador, muy rápido tenemos que entrenar muy fuerte para esta pelea y enero 19 daremos una grande pelea.

Adrien Broner: Estoy muy agradecido es mucha gente quería ver esta pelea, pero lo voy a ganar y su tercer parada para pacquiao será la cantada no solo vendere a recoger este cheque se después de esta pelea que gane tendrá más dinero, yo no preocupo por lo que Pacquiao ara yo se lo que el hace, el tiene que preocuparse por lo que yo are, yo he perdió solo tres peleas él creo que unas seis, con le de Mayweather ya sabemos que perdió y para que vuelva a pelear con Mayweather tendrá que pelear conmigo

Promovido por MP Promotions, Mayweather Promotions y TGB Promotions en asociación con About Billions Promotions, las entradas para el campeonato mundial de peso welter Pacquiao vs. Broner saldrán a la venta el sábado 24 de noviembre. Los boletos tienen un precio de $ 1,500, $ 1,000, $ 750, $ 500 $ 300, $ 200, $ 100, sin incluir los cargos por servicios aplicables, y se pueden comprar en línea a través de AXS.com, con un cargo por teléfono al 866-740-7711 o en persona en cualquier taquilla de MGM Resorts International.



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Levi Morales
Fotos: David Calderon
Video: Manuel Mendieta

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Nov 19, 2018
(L-R: Tito Ortiz, Eric Gomez and Chuck Liddell pose for the media at today’s 
Oscar De La Hoya Foundation Turkey Giveaway on Nov. 17 in Los Angeles)
Photo Credit: Gene Blevins – HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions
Video Credit: Constantino Garcia/FightHubTV
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 17, 2018): The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation hosted its 21st
Annual Turkey Giveaway today at Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School to lend a helping hand to East Los Angeles families as they celebrate Thanksgiving this year. The Foundation served turkeys to hundreds of families today and distributed additional turkeys to local organizations, churches and Green Dot Public Schools.
MMA Legends Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, along with President of Golden Boy Promotions Eric Gomez, were all on site to help distribute food to the families in attendance.
“This is something that is very special for Oscar, who has been doing it for 22 years,” said Eric Gomez, President of Golden Boy Promotions. “This is something that is close to our hearts. We grew up here in East Los Angeles. This is our hometown. There are a lot of people in need in these areas, especially during the holidays, so it’s always nice to give back to the community.”
The event was made possible by Mission Foods, Tampico, 4Earth Farms and Sombra Apparel.
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