Noche de ensueño en el Caliente

Feb 18, 2018

Tijuana, Baja California, 17 de febrero de 2018._ El Club Tijuana venció 4-1 aPumas UNAM en el duelo correspondiente a la Jornada 8 de la LIGA MX-Clausura 2018, que se disputó esta noche en la cancha del Estadio Caliente.

Mateus Goncalves (8’,42’), Juan Martín Lucero (51’) e Ignacio Malcorra (93’) fueron los anotadores de los Xoloitzcuintles mientras que Nicolás Castillo convirtió el único tanto para el Conjunto Universitario.

Durante el primer minuto del encuentro, Nicolás Castillo adelantaba a los visitantes tras un remate de cabeza. Al 8’, Mateus Goncalves se estrenó como Xoloitzcuntle y logró igualar el marcador.

Moría la primera mitad cuando las redes volvieron a moverse. Goncalves convirtió su segundo tanto de la noche, con el que los Canes Aztecas le daban la vuelta al partido (42’)

En el arranque de la parte complementaria, el árbitro señaló la pena máxima tras una falta de la zaga universitaria sobre Damián Musto. Fue Juan Martín Lucero quien cobró el tiro desde los 11 pasos para mandar el balón al fondo y poner el 3-1 al 50’.

Ignacio Malcorra cerró el marcador tras convertir el 4-1 definitivo en el tiempo agregado.  Tras el triunfo, el Conjunto Fronterizo llega a 12 unidades, producto de 3 partidos ganados, 3 empatados y 2 perdidos.

Los Canes Aztecas ya se preparan para encarar el duelo de ida de los Octavos de Final de la Liga de Campeones de la CONCACAF, en la que estarán visitando al Motagua FC en la ciudad de Edinburg, Texas el próximo miércoles 21 de febrero.

El estratega Xoloitzcuintle destacó la mentalidad de su equipo para remontarle a la UNAM

Tijuana, Baja California, 17 de Febrero de 2018._ Tras un inicio con un baldazo de agua fría por un gol madrugador de los Pumas al minuto uno del partido, los Xoloitzcuintles lograron remontar y ganar 4-1 al cuadro de la UNAM en el duelo de la Fecha 8 de la LIGA MX-Clausura 2018.

“Es un triunfo que nos da motivación y confianza”, adelantó el estratega argentino al final del partido.

“Los jugadores creyeron en ellos mismos y se entregaron al máximo no solo al remontar el 1-0 sino también al salir Gustavo Bou por lesión; el equipo siguió buscando por todos los medios. Estoy convencido de que el grupo está fuerte y con el mismo objetivo. Hay que seguir creciendo día a día”, agregó.

Los Xoloitzcuintles ahora se enfocan en el compromiso de ida en los Octavos de Final de la Liga de Campeones de la CONCACAF, en el que enfrentarán al Motagua FC de Honduras en el HEB Park, de Edinburg, Texas, el miércoles, 21 de febrero.

“Empiezan a venir partidos cada tres días, es un desafío muy lindo para nosotros y ojalá que esto sea el inicio de algo sobre todo en lo anímico”, concluyó Cocca.

ALINEACIONES:

CLUB TIUANA: 25 Gibran Lajud (P), 12 Pablo Aguilar (C), 6 Juan Carlos Valenzuela, 5 Damián Musto, 28 Omar Mendoza, 15 Damián Pérez, 17 Mateus Goncalves, 8 José Ignacio Rivero (69’ Alejandro Guido), 10 Ignacio Malcorra, 32 Miller Bolaños (77’ Luis Mendoza), 7 Gustavo Bou (28’ Juan Martín Lucero) DT Diego Cocca

PUMAS UNAM: 1 Alfredo Saldívar (P), 8 Pablo Barrera (C), 2 José Carlos Van Rankin, 3 Alejandro Arribas, 4 Luis Quintana, 7 David Cabrera, 11 Matías Alustiza (59’ Abraham González), 16 Fernando Fuentes, 17 Jesús Gallardo, 23 Marcelo Díaz, 30 Nicolás Castillo (82’ Alan Mendoza)  DT David Patiño

AMONESTADOS: Juan Carlos Valenzuela (13’), Nicolás Castillo (17’), Ignacio Malcorra (17’) David Cabrera (56’), José Ignacio Rivero (58’) Pablo Aguilar (71’), Damián Musto (79’),Pablo Barrera (81’), Mateus Goncalves (81’)

EXPULSADOS: David Cabrera (56’)
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XOLOITZCUINTLES BEAT PUMAS UNAM AT HOME

Club Tijuana 3-1 Pumas, LIGA MX 2018 Clausura Week 8

TIJUANA (Feb. 17, 2018) –Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles beat Pumas UNAM of Mexico City 3-1 Saturday night in a Week 8 match at Estadio Caliente.

Mateus Gonçalves scored twice and Martin Lucero converted a penalty kick to help the Xoloitzcuintles to three more points in the standings. Club Tijuana is now 3-2-3 with 12 points in the standings with the win against a Pumas team that finished short-handed.

The Xoloitzcuintles found a fluid brand of soccer using speed and precision from its speedy midfielders and strikers. But it didn’t come until after Pumas took an early lead.

The Mexico City team led 1-0 when Castillo sent in a header off a cross into the penalty box a minute into the match. The Mexico City team appeared to have quieted the sold out crowd and the home team.

But the Xoloitzcuintles answered the goal with a Gonçalves’ strike. The Brazilian forward took advantage of an errant pass by a Pumas defender. The speedy Gonçalves took the loose ball and didn’t waste his chance. He poked the ball enough to get it past Pumas goalkeeper Alfredo Saldivar in the 10th minute.

Club Tijuana continued to pressure in the first half with a trio of quick attackers. Gustavo Bou, Miller Bolaños and Gonçalves playing on top. Bou had to leave the match in the 29th minute with an injury. He was replaced by Argentine striker Martin Lucero.

Lucero helped with Gonçalves’ second goal of the night. He fed the Brazilian a pass in between defenders. Gonçalves fired a low, bouncing shot past Saldivar. The Xoloitzcuintles led 2-1

Coach Diego Cocca’s team came out quick in the second half. It took a 3-1 lead in the 51st minute when Lucero got a goal of his own. Lucero converted a penalty kick after Pumas was whistled for a foul on Damian Musto. Lucero blasted his shot to the upper left corner of the net to extend the Club Tijuana lead to 3-1.

Pumas went on to finish the match with 10 men when David Cabrera was shown his second yellow card of the night and was sent off. Club Tijuana finished off the scoring with an Ignacio Malcorra goal in stoppage time.

The Xoloitzcuintles will now head to Edinburg, Texas for a Round of 16 CONCACAF Champions League match against Motagua of Honduras. Coach Diego Cocca’s team will then head to Mexico City to face Club America in a Week 9 match Feb. 24.

FINAL SCORE

XOLOS 4, PUMAS 1

SCORING

0-1/ 1’ Nicolas Castillo (PUM)
1-1/ 10’ Mateus Gonçalves (TIJ)
2-1/ 43’ Mateus Gonçalves (TIJ)
3-1/ 51’ Martin Lucero (TIJ)
4-1.90+ Ignacio Malcorra (TIJ)

LINEUPS :

CLUB TIUANA: 25 Gibran Lajud (P), 12 Pablo Aguilar (C), 6 Juan Carlos Valenzuela, 5 Damián Musto, 28 Omar Mendoza, 15 Damián Pérez, 17 Mateus Goncalves, 8 José Ignacio Rivero (69’ Alejandro Guido), 10 Ignacio Malcorra, 32 Miller Bolaños (77’ Luis Mendoza), 7 Gustavo Bou (28’ Juan Martín Lucero) DT Diego Cocca

PUMAS UNAM: 1 Alfredo Saldívar, 8 Pablo Barrera, 2 JosE Carlos Van Rankin, 3 Alejandro Arribas, 4 Luis Quintana, 7 David Cabrera, 11 Matías Alustiza (59’ Abraham González), 16 Fernando Fuentes, 17 Jesús Gallardo, 23 Marcelo Díaz, 30 Nicolás Castillo (82’ Alan Mendoza) Coach: David Patiño

YELLOW CARDS: Juan Carlos Valenzuela (13’), Nicolás Castillo (17’), Ignacio Malcorra (17’) David Cabrera (56’), José Ignacio Rivero (58’) Pablo Aguilar (71’), Damián Musto (79’), Pablo Barrera (81’), Mateus Goncalves (81’)

RED CARD: David Cabrera (56’)

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LOS ANGELES RAMS TO HOST KANSAS CITY CHIEFS IN MEXICO CITY IN 2018

Feb 1, 2018

LOS ANGELES RAMS TO HOST KANSAS CITY CHIEFS IN MEXICO CITY IN 2018

 

The Los Angeles Rams will host their third-consecutive international game in 2018, with a home contest in Mexico City against the Kansas City Chiefs at Estadio Azteca, NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL announced today. The contest marks the Rams’ first regular-season game in Mexico after previously hosting games in back-to-back seasons in the United Kingdom at Twickenham Stadium (2016-17).

 

“Southern California and Mexico share strong historic and cultural ties and this game will provide an opportunity to celebrate the special connection between these two regions,” said Rams Owner/Chairman E. STANLEY KROENKE.  “It is great to be participating in the NFL’s international games again and working with the league to grow the game abroad. Mexico has one of the largest NFL fan bases in the world and we are excited to bring Rams football to the millions of fans there.”

 

In November, the NFL and Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism announced an agreement to play three NFL regular-season games from 2019 to 2021. The previous agreement covered games from 2016 to 2018.

 

“Over the past two seasons, we have seen the extraordinary passion that exists for NFL football in Mexico,” Goodell said.  “We are excited for another memorable event at Estadio Azteca as the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs head to Mexico City in 2018.”

Fans interested in receiving information about tickets for the game, which will go on sale this summer, should register their interest at www.nfl.com/mexico/registration.  Season ticket members of the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs will receive information directly from the clubs once tickets are ready for sale.

 

The date and time of the game will be determined in conjunction with the release of the NFL schedule this spring.

 

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CANELO ÁLVAREZ SE MIDE ANTE GENNADY ‘GGG’ GOLOVKIN EL CINCO DE MAYO

Jan 29, 2018
 
¡LISTA LA REVANCHA!
 
CANELO ÁLVAREZ SE MIDE ANTE GENNADY ‘GGG’ GOLOVKIN EL CINCO DE MAYO EN HISTÓRICA REVANCHA POR EL 
CAMPEONATO MUNDIAL MEDIANO
 
PRESENTADA EN VIVO POR HBO PAY-PER-VIEW®
 
LOS ÁNGELES, California 29 de enero de 2018. – La continuación del evento boxístico más anticipado en varios años llegará este Cinco de Mayo cuando el campeón mundial mediano Lineal y Ring Magazine Canelo Álvarez (49-1-2, 34 nocáuts) y el monarca universal mediano CMB/AMB/FIB/IBO Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 nocáuts) se enfrenten en una histórica y esperada revancha a 12 asaltos. El evento será producido y distribuido por HBO Pay Per View comenzado a las 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
 
Información sobre la sede y los boletos se anunciará en breve.
 
Canelo y Golovkin se enfrentaron en septiembre de 2017, en una batalla entre los dos mejores pesos medianos del mundo combatiendo mano a mano por 12 asaltos de pura acción que terminó en un empate dividido. El choque rompió records para un evento en un escenario boxístico en Las Vegas, pues se agotaron los boletos de la T-Mobile Arena en menos de dos semanas y atrajo a innumerable aficionados de México, Kazajstán y de varias otras partes del mundo.
 
Álvarez, orgullo de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, quien es la verdadera cara del boxeo, después de capturar dos fajas mundiales y el campeonato lineal en las 154 libras, ascendió a peso mediano para capturar los títulos mundial mediano CMB, Lineal y Ring Magazine tras vencer a Miguel Cotto en noviembre de 2015. Álvarez ha mantenido desde entonces su posición como el campeón lineal de las 160 libras, y en un histórico enfrenamiento el 16 de septiembre de 2017, empató contra Golovkin tras 12 giros de gran acción. Esta vez, Álvarez está ansioso de borrar todas las dudas en cuanto a su posición como el mejor peso mediano.
 
“Estoy muy contento de estelarizar nuevamente uno de los eventos boxísticos más importantes en la historia”, dijo Canelo Álvarez. “Esta segunda pelea será para el beneficio y placer de los aficionados de todo el mundo que desean ver al mejor contra el mejor. Esta vez [Gennady] Golovkin no tendrá excusas de los jueces, pues saldré a noquearlo,” enfatizó.
 
Golovkin, el letal noqueador de 35 años y oriundo de Karaganda, Kazakhstan, fue un destacado peleador amateur y medallista olímpico de plata antes de realizar su debut como profesional en el año 2006. Golovkin ha estado desde entonces en una trayectoria histórica, noqueando oponente tras oponente para unificar los títulos mundiales mediano CMB/AMB/FIB/IBO. Golovkin mantuvo durante esa trayectoria un record impecable, incluyendo una racha de 23 victorias por la vía del cloroformo que culminó con un triunfo por decisión unánime ante Danny Jacobs en marzo de 2017. Golovkin después se fue a la distancia ante Álvarez en un choque que terminó en un empate dividido, lo que exigió una merecida revancha en los ojos de los aficionados.
 
“Estoy listo para enfrentar nuevamente a Canelo [Álvarez] y estoy feliz que haya aceptado pelear otra vez”, dijo Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. “Este es el combate que el mundo quiere”. Esta es la pelea que el boxeo merece. No estuve de acuerdo con algunas decisiones de los jueces en la primera pelea. Esta vez no habrá dudas. Saldré del ring como EL campeón mediano del mundo”, aseveró.
“Canelo vs. Golovkin 2 será el evento más grande y destacado del año 2018
porque estos dos combatientes élite chocarán otra vez para determinar quién es el mejor peso mediano del mundo”, afirmó Óscar de la Hoya, Presidente y Jefe Ejecutivo de Golden Boy Promotions. “Espero ver más fuegos artificiales en la revancha, pues ambos entienden que mucho más estará en juego”, finalizó.
 
   “Ésta es la pelea que los fanáticos del boxeo han estado esperando desde el polémico resultado de septiembre pasado, y la ÚNICA pelea que Gennady ha querido desde esa decisión”, dijo Tom Loeffler, Promotor de Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. “Gennady está listo para esta histórica defensa de título número 20 en la que demostrará su superioridad sobre Canelo. Gennady tiene la misión de demostrar que todavía es el mejor peso mediano del mundo y uno de los mejores peleadores de su época”, subrayó.
“Es un momento especial para el deporte cuando dos de los mejores competidores del boxeo, ambos en su mejor momento, aceptan medirse nuevamente para determinar quién es el mejor en la división de peso mediano”, señaló Peter Nelson, Vicepresidente Ejecutivo de HBO Sports. “Canelo vs. GGG 2 es el evento boxístico de la primera mitad de 2018 y estamos contentos de presentarlo en vivo en HBO Pay Per View”, puntualizó.
 
Canelo vs. Golovkin 2 es una pelea a 12 asaltos por el campeonato mundial mediano presentado por Golden Boy Promotioms y GGG Promotions. El evento es patrocinado por Tecate,”THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle,” Fred Loyal Insurance, Tsesnabank y Capital Holdings. El evento se efectuará el sábado 5 de mayo y será producido y distribuido en vivo por HBO Pay Per View comenzando a las comenzado a las 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
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Mis Downing Promotions looking for a big year in 2018

Jan 25, 2018

    
Mis Downing Promotions looking for a big year in 2018
1st show to take place on March 10th at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City
Atlantic City, New Jersey (January 25, 2018)–Mis Downing promotions is primed for a big year in 2018.
The New Jersey based promotion staged it’s inaugural events in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in 2017, and already has four dates on the schedule for 2018.
The 1st of those events will take place on Saturday night, March 10th at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.
“We are very excited for a great year of boxing,” said Mis Downing. “We have a tremendous event planned for March 10th where I will be co-promoting with Silver Spoon Promotions, and have Chazz Witherspoon in the main event.  We have some of the best fighters in the area that will make up a great undercard.”
The full card and ticket information for the March 10th show will be announced next week.
“We have at least three more dates, and we want to feature great fights while providing the fans with terrific entertainment.  We are also about to announce the signing of some terrific fighters that we plan to build and feature on our events.  We are looking to bring a lot of shows to Atlantic City, and I want to congratulate the new mayor Frank Gilliam on his inauguration.”
“We are also looking forward to working with with Roy Jones, Jr. again.  In 2017,we did a great show co-promoting with him in August, and we already have a commitment to do another show with him in Atlantic City.”
Mis Downing Promotions would like to thank their sponsors which includes The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame, The Claridge Hotel, Fantasea Resorts, AEI Insurance, Urgent Response, HairX, Buy Smart Motors  & New Vision Property Management.
For more information and Media Credentials, Contact:
Marc Abrams at phillyboxing@gmail.com or 856 287 7611
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Welterweight prospects Poindexter Knight, Jr. and Janelson Bocachica on display this Friday night at The SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia.

Jan 25, 2018
Split-T Management’s Welterweight duo, Poindexter Knight & Janelson Bocachica to be on display on Friday night at The SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA (January 23, 2018)–This Friday night at The SugarHouse Casino, two of the brightest welterweight prospects in Philadelphia’s own own Poindexter “The Savage”  Knight, Jr. & Janelson Bocachica of Detroit will look to thrill the knowledgeable Philadelphia fight crowd  as part of Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Boxing Showcase Series.

 

Knight (1-0, 1 KO) the 2-time Philadelphia Golden Gloves champion and 2017 National Golden Gloves champion will be making his hometown debut as he will take on Jordan Morales in a bout scheduled for four-rounds.

 

The 22 year-old is very enthusiastic to be on display in front of the hometown fans.

 

“I am very excited to fight in my hometown in front of my family and friends,” said Knight.  Friday Night you are going to see the next great fighter to come out of Philadelphia, PA, Poindexter Knight!”

 

Bocachica (8-0, 5 KOs) is the 2-time Michigan Golden Gloves champion and a 3-time National champion.

 

He will face Victor Gaytan.

 

The 19 year-old turned professional at just 17 years-old and has racked up eight impressive wins.

 

Being from the boxing rich city of Detroit, Bocachica is also ready to gain some new fans in the City of Brotherly Love.

 

“I’m super excited to fight in Philadelphia because there are tons of Puerto Ricans there, and I want them to see the next Boricua Boxing Star!” said Bocachica.   “I really pushed my manager and promoter to have me fight on this card so that I can display Puerto Rico’s next Big Thing!”

 

“With that being said, Puerto Ricans know if it’s Goya it’s got to be good!”

 

Both fighters are promoted by Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Boxing and managed by Split-T Management.

 

Split-T Management’s David McWater is no stranger to the Philadelphia fight scene, and he knows what impressive performances by his fighters could do for them

 

“Back in the day, I used to drive to Philadelphia all the time to watch boxing at the Blue Horizon,” Said McWater. “The whole Philadelphia boxing scene was so special as you got to see boxing at its purest.  On Friday night, I, along with everyone at the SugarHouse Casino will enjoy the fights and see two future world champions put on a display of boxing that has not been seen since the Blue Horizon days.”

 

Ticket will be available at the door $125, $75 &  $50.
First bout : 7 pm

 

For More information, Contact:

 

Joe Quiambao at  917-627-6559
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LA Galaxy Sign Giuseppe Guastella as Club’s First-Ever eSports Player

Jan 19, 2018

LA Galaxy Sign Giuseppe Guastella as Club’s First-Ever eSports Player

 

Galaxy sign five-time FIFA Interactive World Championship finalist and FIFA Americas champion

 

LOS ANGELES (Friday, Jan. 19, 2018) – The LA Galaxy have signed Giuseppe Guastella as the club’s first-ever eSports athlete, the club announced today. Guastella, a five-time FIFA Interactive World Championship (FIWC) finalist and FIFA Americas champion, is a product of San Pedro, California, and will play under the gamer tag xGGGodfatherx.

 

“We are thrilled to sign a player of Giuseppe’s caliber,” said LA Galaxy President Chris Klein. “He has proven himself to be a top eSports player and his success makes him an excellent choice to be the first-ever eSports athlete to represent the LA Galaxy. We are extremely excited to have Giuseppe join our team and look forward to playing for our club.”

 

Giuseppe “xGGGodfatherx” Guastella is one of the world’s top FIFA competitive players. The American started playing FIFA as an eight-year-old and entered the competitive FIFA scene in 2009. Since then, the 32*-one-year-old has produced a prolific competitive career, including winning the 2009 FIFA Interactive World North American Championship and a top four finish at the 2012 FIWC in Dubai. Additionally, he won the North American championship at the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game and was crowned FUT Champion in Vancouver.

 

“It’s a great honor to be the first FIFA eSport player to represent the best club in the MLS,” said Guastella.
Fans can follow the Galaxy’s newest signing on Twitter and Instagram under the handle @Guastella11.

 

Last week, MLS launched eMLS, a new competitive league for EA Sports FIFA 18. 19 MLS teams will participate, with each team selecting a FIFA player to represent them in competition. The first eMLS Cup will take place this April at PAX East in Boston. The winner will get an automatic berth in the EA Sports FIFA 18 Global Series Playoff and a chance to become the FIFA 18 World Champion at the FIFA eWorld Cup 18 in August.

 

LA Galaxy Season Ticket Memberships for the 2018 Major League Soccer season are available now. Season Ticket Members and Galaxy fans can go to lagalaxy.com/since96 to secure their 2018 LA Galaxy Season Ticket Memberships, beginning as low as just $323 per seat ($17 per match). Fans can also call 1.877.3GALAXY (342.5299) and press 1 when prompted to secure Season Ticket Memberships. 

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TEWA KIRAM AND MERCITO ‘NO MERCY’ GESTA LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT

Jan 19, 2018
TEWA KIRAM AND MERCITO ‘NO MERCY’ GESTA LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
 
SATURDAY, JAN. 27, 2018 TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO BOXING AFTER DARK

 

(L-R: Tenochtitlan Nava, Romero Duno, Tewa Kiram, Mercito Gesta and Ferdinand Kerobyan pose at their media workout in Los Angeles, Calif. on Jan. 18, 2018)

                                                                                           Photos and Videos

Photo Credit : Lina Baker/SeeYouRingside Photography
Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
 
Tickets still on Sale!
 
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 18, 2018): PABA Welterweight Champion Tewa Kiram (38-0. 28 KOs) and lightweight contender Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (31-1-2, 17 KOs) hosted a media workout today at Westside Boxing Club in Los Angeles, Calif. ahead of their respective world championship bouts. Kiram will take on former interim WBC Super Lightweight Champion Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (38-4, 35 KOs) in a 12-round fight for the vacant WBA Welterweight World Title, while Gesta will take on WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine World Champion Jorge “El Nino De Oro” Linares (43-3, 27 KOs) in a 12-round battle. The action takes place on Saturday, Jan. 27 in a special double main event at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The doubleheader will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
 
On the non-televised portion of the card, Armenian welterweight prospect Ferdinand Kerobyan (7-0, 4 KOs) will face Lucius Johnson (4-1-1, 3 KOs) in a six-round welterweight fight. In an exciting and rarely-seen battle between two undefeated prospects, Los Angeles native Tenochtitlan “T-Dog” Nava (7-0, 1 KO) will participate in an eight-round 126-pound clash against Las Vegas’ Francisco “El Alacran” Esparza (6-0-1, 2 KOs).  Romero “Ruthless” Duno (15-1, 13 KOs) will fight for a second consecutive time at the “Fabulous” Forum in an eight-round lightweight battle against Sacramento, Calif.’s Yardley Armenta (21-9, 12 KOs). Kerobyan, Duno and Nava also participated in today’s workout. The non-televised undercard action will be streamed live on www.RingTV.com beginning at 3:05 p.m. PT/ 6:05 p.m. ET.
 
Here’s what today’s participants had to say at the media workout:
TEWA KIRAM, PABA Welterweight Champion:
“I have a great game plan that I have for next week. I can’t reveal it now, but if I find an opportunity, I’ll take it. Lucas Matthysse is coming from 140 to 147, so I feel good about that. I’ll be the naturally bigger guy in there. I’m very relaxed, even though this is my first fight outside of Thailand. I’m very happy and excited to come to America to fight for a world title. With a win, I’ll come back here very soon and fight again!”
MERCITO “NO MERCY” GESTA, Lightweight Contender:
“I’ve grown a lot and learned a lot since 2012, when I first fought for a world title. I learned how to take defeat, and I learned to make the most from my mistakes. Right now it’s a matter of taking all that I learned and putting it into the ring. I’m not concerned with Jorge Linares’ power, but he is fast and we’re taking that into consideration. I’ve been studying and working on applying pressure, but smartly to avoid mistakes. To my all my fans, don’t miss this great fight. I’m going to win that belt for you!”
 
FERDINAND KEROBYAN, Welterweight Prospect:
“My opponent’s name is Lucius Johnson, and he’s been a pro for a while now. We’ve done our research, and I’m looking forward to putting a great show for my fans and come out with a great victory. After fighting 7 times in 2017, I’m hoping this year I’ll be fighting for a championship belt. I want to get more experience on the way, and with experience I’ll be a more complete fighter.
ROMERO “RUTHLESS” DUNO, Super Featherweight Prospect:
“The win against Christian Gonzalez gave me a lot of opportunities. I was immediately signed and now I’m doing better than ever. I will give a good fight on Jan. 27, and we can show the world to never underestimate me. I’ve prepared well, and I’m ready for the next level and to take on even tougher fights.
TENOCHTITLAN “T-DOG” NAVA, Featherweight Prospect:
“I’ve been waiting for this fight for some time now. Now only is this a great opportunity to step up, but it’s an opportunity to give a great fight between two young, undefeated fighters. Esparza is young and tough, but I came into camp in great shape and I have a smart game plan to beat him.”
 
Matthysse vs. Kiram is a 12-round fight for the vacant WBA Welterweight
World Championship, and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Box and Galaxy Promotions. Linares vs. Gesta, a 12-round fight for the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Championships is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” Hennessy “Never Stop, Never Settle,” and Casa Mexico Tequila. The event will take place Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
The non-televised undercard action will be streamed live on www.RingTV.com beginning at 3:05 p.m. PT/ 6:05 p.m. ET.
For more information visit www.goldenboypromotions.com and www.hbo.com/boxing, follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @hboboxing; become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing; visit us on Instagram at @GoldenBoyBoxing; and follow the conversation using #MatthysseKiram.
Tickets for Matthysse vs. Kiram are currently on sale and are priced at $10, $25, $50 and $100, not including applicable service charges and taxes, with a total ticket limit of 12 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or the Forum Box Office (Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. PST to 7:00 p.m. PST) at (310) 330-7300.  Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.fabulousforum.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
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VETERAN MMA AND BOXING ANNOUNCER JIMMY SMITH TO JOIN UFC BROADCAST TEAM IN 2018

Jan 15, 2018

VETERAN MMA AND BOXING ANNOUNCER JIMMY SMITH TO JOIN UFC BROADCAST TEAM IN 2018

 

Las Vegas – UFC® is excited to announce the addition of veteran color commentator Jimmy Smith to the UFC broadcast team. Smith is one of the most respected voices in both mixed martial arts and boxing and will join UFC broadcasts for Fox Sports and Pay-Per-View events, as well as for pre-fight programming.

 

Jimmy Smith had the following to say, “I am honored to join the world’s premier combat sports brand in 2018. It is a privilege to call fights for a living and I can’t wait to join the tremendous UFC broadcast team to call the best fights in the world. To the UFC fans, I am thrilled to join you for this wild ride. See you all very soon!”

 

“We’re very excited to have Jimmy Smith join the UFC production team and look forward to working him into a variety of different on-air talent roles,” adds UFC Executive Vice President of Operations and Production Craig Borsari. “Jimmy’s extensive experience in mixed martial arts gives him a unique voice and great insight to breakdown the intricacies of our sport. We are excited to welcome him to the family.”

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Las Rams están en playoffs

Jan 3, 2018

Las Rams están en playoffs

Cerrando la temporada regular con una derrota pero pese a eso los Rams en la semana 16 salieron campeones en la división de su conferencia y eso les dio una tranquilidad para la semana 17 para que todos sus jugadores titulares descansaran esta fecha.
Y se vio reflejado en el resultado ya que jugaron contra los 49ers de San Francisco que les puso una derrota con más de 20 puntos de diferencia.
San Francisco llegó al partido con una racha de cuatro victorias al hilo.El quarterback rápidamente mostró su juego muy ofensivo. Terminando con un resultado 49ers 34 – 13 Rams.
Aunque esto no buscaba el coach ni los jugadores se sienten bien .Robert Wood  receptor de los Rams comenta que fue una decisión inteligente de su coach para cuidar a los jugadores titulares ya que su próximo encuentro será en casa frente a los Falcons de Atlanta.
El equipo de los Rams es un equipo sin experiencia en payoffs ya que es un equipo joven pero también es muy fuerte y con ese ánimo de hacer historia en la NFL.

Nota: Jorge Cosio

Fotografia y video: Rafael Perez

 

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“INSIDE THE NFL™” TALKS WILD CARD WEEKEND, BUFFALO BILLS AND HEAD COACHING VACANCIES

Jan 3, 2018

“INSIDE THE NFL™” TALKS WILD CARD WEEKEND, BUFFALO BILLS AND HEAD COACHING VACANCIES

 

Premieres Tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®

 

NEW YORK (Jan. 2, 2018) — This week’s installment of Sports Emmy® Award-winning studio show “INSIDE THE NFL” premieres tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Host James Brown is joined by expert analysts Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason and Ray Lewis in-studio to reflect on Week 17 and look ahead to the postseason.

 

Tonight’s show is highlighted by a preview of this weekend’s AFC and NFC Wild Card games and NFL Senior Writer Judy Battista joins the cast to talk about the League’s head coaching vacancies. Plus, CBS Evening News anchor, Buffalo native and Bills superfan Jeff Glor stops by to discuss his hometown team reaching the playoffs for the first time since 1999.

 

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, L.A. Rams head coach Sean McVay and more are wired for sound. Click HERE to watch McVay on the sidelines.

 

INSIDE THE NFL covers every game, every week, with trademark highlights from NFL Films including this inspirational speech by Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn following Sunday’s game against the Raiders, special in-depth features and spirited debate on the hottest topics in the NFL. The show is produced by CBS Sports and NFL Films and airs every Tuesday during the NFL season through Feb. 6, 2018.

 

The executive producers are Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports and Ross Ketover and Pat Kelleher of NFL Films.  Pete Radovich Jr., the Emmy Award-winning Creative Director for CBS Sports, serves as coordinating producer.

 

For more information about INSIDE THE NFL, visit SHO.com, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and join the conversation using #INSIDETHENFL.

 

Following are excerpts from this week’s episode:

 

On the Buffalo Bills reaching the playoffs for the first time since 1999…

Jeff Glor – “There were three games in a row there that were some of the worst games I’ve ever seen, we [Bills] just got crushed.  I think it was three-and-a-half games if you count the second half of the Jets game.  We were all like, what is going on?  They were playing above expectations to start the season, and then way below them.  We evened out.  Based on where the team was after those games, I thought there was no way.  The Dolphins game itself was not the greatest game in the world – that game was wrapped up in the fourth quarter. In terms of the moment the Bengals-Ravens play happened, it’s certainly right up there with the comeback over the Oilers.”

 

Boomer Esiason – “Here’s the best thing about this playoff matchup between [the Bills] and the Jaguars – it’s two teams that have been out of the playoffs for so long and now they’re fresh faces.”

 

 

With regards to the Rooney Rule and the Oakland Raiders…

 

Judy Battista – “I think this is one of the holes in the Rooney Rule that frankly I’m not sure how the league fixes it. The case of the Raiders is there is a superstar coach candidate available that they can get [assumed to be Jon Gruden]. If you’re in that position to go out and get him, you want to get him and you want to lock it up fast. How do you then do the Rooney Rule interviews? How do you interview minority coaches, which everybody agrees is a good idea and good for the league, but how do you that without making them sham interviews? They’re going to go through the process. It’s going to be sham interviews. There are going to be guys interviewing who have no chance to get this job.  And then the question is, is that a good thing?  Is that a good thing for those candidates to go through that process?  [Yes] I think it is a good thing to go through that process.”

 

Boomer Esiason – “I personally think it’s insulting, actually. We all know Jon Gruden is getting the job. He’s going to be on the sideline and quite frankly, if I’m a Chiefs fan or if I’m Andy Reid, I don’t want him doing my game on ESPN this week either. I’m sorry, you can’t have both jobs. You have to take one or the other and we all know he is taking the Oakland job.  And good for him.  I hope he is successful. I feel bad for Jack Del Rio and his staff.  This is the reality of the NFL.  I think Jon Gruden is going to be great.  He’s going to be a breath of, I don’t know if it will be fresh air, but he will definitely be a breath of air.”

 

Phil Simms – “I don’t think it’s insulting.  I really disagree with that. Listen, if I was a minority coach and Jon Gruden is getting the job, you go out there and interview. Why? Because it’s a great process to learn more about it so when your turn comes you can get it. But also, you’re going to get publicity and people will say, ‘Oh, he’s a head coaching candidate.’”

 

 

On the AFC Wild Card games…

Boomer Esiason –“The guy who is under the most pressure as these playoffs start? In my eyes, that’s Alex Smith. Alex Smith most likely is not going to be playing in Kansas City next year … When you take a look at his season as a whole and you look at the numbers, they are pretty impressive. As a matter of fact, they’re the best numbers he’s ever put up. I want him to play aggressive.  I want Andy Reid to play aggressive because they are going to try to take Kareem Hunt out of the game.  And if they do that you have to throw the ball.  So this is on Alex. I think they will win and this is going to be a tough spot for Marcus Mariota.”

 

Phil Simms – “Dick LeBeau, there’s one thing that we know he’s going to do in this game. He’s going to hit the quarterback. No matter what the price is. He loves to do that.”

 

Ray Lewis – “I like Tyrod Taylor.  I like what the Buffalo Bills are doing. Congratulations to them again, but without ‘Shady McCoy’ fully healthy, that’s a tough task to go in there [Jacksonville] and win.”

 

 

On the Falcons at Rams Wild Card Game…

Boomer Esiason – “There is something that tells me that the Falcons are ready to roll … I know Aaron Donald presents a lot of problems for a lot of teams but if there’s going to be an upset this week, I think it’s the experienced Atlanta Falcons against the upstart, young Sean McVay-led L.A. Rams. L.A. has not played great at home.”

 

Phil Simms – “[Atlanta] It’s the fastest defense in the NFL … But let’s think about Sean McVay, who has he played in his division that mirror the Atlanta Falcons? That’s the Seattle Seahawks. And one thing they did against the Seattle Seahawks, they knew the pass plays that worked against that style of defense, and they exploited them up there in Seattle just a few weeks ago. There are some holes in that defense when you look at Atlanta.  And I think that the Rams with the week off, and Sean McVay probably putting all his efforts into the last two weeks just getting ready for whatever it’s going to happen here, that’s going to be enough to get it done. Devonta Freeman and that running attack by the Falcons, you are right, it can be lethal but the one thing [about] the Rams, they can pursue.”

 

 

On the firing of six NFL coaches…

Judy Battista “Black Monday is the most brutal day of the year, I think. Fans get excited about changes to their teams but everybody forgets the fallout.”

 

 

L.A. Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn postgame locker room speech…

“Regardless of what happened with these other teams, I’m so proud of you, so proud of you. I can’t tell you how many times I prayed during this season that God would give me words to inspire you. You guys, you really inspired me and the rest of the coaches in this staff. You never stopped believing in yourself.  You never stopped believing in one another. You stayed committed to the process and you competed. You always competed.  I love you for that and I appreciate you. If we don’t get in this year, we are building something here. We are building a culture. We are building a championship culture.” (Click HERE to watch video).

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