Composite Sketch of Suspect Wanted in Fatal Stabbing at 9900 Almeda Genoa Road

Nov 19, 2018
Composite Sketch of Suspect Wanted in Fatal Stabbing at 9900 Almeda Genoa Road
Houston police homicide investigators have released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in the fatal stabbing of a man at 9900 Almeda Genoa about 5 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 17).

The suspect is described only as a black male in his late 30s to early 40s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a slim build and short black hair.  He was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

A composite sketch of the suspect is attached to this news release.

The identity of the victim, 26, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. Dunn and Officer A. Vinogradov reported:

Officers responded to a stabbing in-progress call at a Metro bus stop at the above address and found the victim with multiple stab wounds.  Paramedics transported the man to Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  A witness stated the suspect was last seen running west on Almeda Genoa.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

CORTESIA: City of Houston

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Seniesa ‘SuperBad” Estrada scored a fourth-round technical knockout victory against Debora Rengifo 

Nov 19, 2018
SENIESA ‘SUPERBAD’ ESTRADA DEFEATS DEBORA RENGIFO TO 
CAPTURE VACANT WBC SILVER LIGHT FLYWEIGHT TITLE IN MAIN 
EVENT OF ‘MEXICALI AL GRITO DE GUERRA’ AT PLAZA DE 
TOROS CALAFIA IN MEXICALI, MEXICO
(ABOVE: Seniesa Estrada celebrates her fourth-round TKO victory against Debora Rengifo on 
Nov. 17 at Plaza de Toros Calafia in Mexicali, Mexico and televised on TV Azteca)
 
Photos by Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
MEXICALI, MEXICO (Nov. 17, 2018): Seniesa ‘SuperBad” Estrada (15-0, 5 KOs) of East Los Angeles, Calif. scored a fourth-round technical knockout victory against Debora Rengifo (10-6-1, 5 KOs) of Rio Chico, Venezuela to capture the vacant WBC Silver Light Flyweight Title in the scheduled 10-round main event of “Mexicali Al Grito De Guerra” at Plaza De Toros Calafia in Mexicali, Mexico and televised on TV Azteca.
“I’m so honored to have fought here,” said Seniesa Estrada. “It was a great atmosphere here with the Mexican fan base. I want to be the best in the world. I want to fight the best and get all the belts. I feel great. I had a cold all week. I was kind of nervous about how my body would feel going in. I stuck to the game plan. I wanted it to end early and it did.”
“I was hurt in the first round, but I continued,” said Debora Rengifo.“I didn’t expect this result. I prepared to win but these are things that happen in boxing. She [Estrada] had a very complicated style.”
Estrada vs. Rengifo was a 10-round fight for the WBC Silver Light Flyweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event was sponsored by Tecate,THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING.” The fights took place on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at Plaza de Toros Calafia in Mexicali, Mexico.
For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com. Follow on Twitter @GoldenBoyBoxing. Become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing
Follow on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing and @OscarDeLaHoya. Follow the conversation using #EstradaRengifo.
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OSCAR DE LA HOYA FOUNDATION HOSTS 22nd ANNUAL TURKEY GIVEAWAY

Nov 19, 2018
OSCAR DE LA HOYA FOUNDATION HOSTS 22nd ANNUAL 
TURKEY GIVEAWAY 
(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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Hooker detiene a Saucedo en 7, retiene el título jr. welter

Nov 19, 2018

Hooker detiene a Saucedo en 7, retiene el título jr. welter

Maurice Hooker logró defender su título junior peso welter jr de la OMB al apuntarse un nocaut técnico en el 7mo asalto frente a 4,102 fanáticos en la Chesapeake Energy Arena

(Credito de Fotos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)

OKLAHOMA CITY (16 de noviembre del 2018) — El final de cuento de hadas no se concretó. Alex Saucedo, el nativo de Oklahoma City, se quedó corto en su primera oportunidad disputando un título mundial, ya que Maurice Hooker logró defender exitosamente su título junior peso welter junior de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) al apuntarse un nocaut técnico en el séptimo asalto frente a 4,102 fanáticos en la Chesapeake Energy Arena.

“Alex es un gran peleador. Vino a pelear y yo vine a pelear. Fui directo hacia él,” dijo Hooker. “Sabía que las primeras rondas serían difíciles, pero al final sería mi momento para tomar el control.”

Saucedo dijo: “Como siempre dejé en el ring todo lo que tengo. Di lo mejor de mí. Luego de la cortadura no veía nada por el ojo izquierdo y él tomó el control de la pelea. Él es campeón por una razón,” dijo Saucedo. “Ahora voy a descansar, disfrutar de mi familia y volveré más fuerte. Yo seré campeón mundial.”

Saucedo derribó a Hooker con una fuerte mano derecha en el segundo asalto, causando que la sangre brotara de la nariz. Hooker respondió con una ráfaga tardía para terminar el asalto. La pelea entró en un patrón familiar, cuando Saucedo presionaba y Hooker conectó golpes de contraataque.

Finalmente, Hooker se hizo cargo, cuando los cortes sobre el ojo izquierdo de Saucedo se abrieron. Al final, el campeón salió del territorio hostil con su cinturón.

En el combate co-estelar, Egidijus “The Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas logró una victoria digna de hacerlo merecedor de una oportunidad de pelear por un título mundial. Con la victoria, Kavaliuskas envió un mensaje enfático, ya que le quitó el invicto al nicaraguense Roberto Arriaza (17-1, 13 KOs) en tres asaltos para retener el título de la NABF y capturar el título Intercontinental de la OMB.

Kavaliauskas (21-0, 17 KOs) no ocultó que el campeón al que quiere enfrentar es el monarca peso welter de la OMB, Terence “Bud” Crawford, quien estaba sentado en primera fila.

“Quiero pelear con los mejores en la división de peso welter, y el mejor peleador en este momento es Terence Crawford. Estoy listo para esa pelea,” dijo Kavaliauskas.

OTROS RESULTADOS:

• El invicto prospecto de peso semi pesado Trevor McCumby derrotó al mexicano Felipe Romero por decisión unánime.

Tyler Howard se apuntó un sensacional triunfo por nocaut ante Isiah Seldon a los 1:30 del primer asalto.

Albert Bell venció a Carlos Padilla por nocaut técnico al finalizar el sexto asalto.

• El ex campeón dominicano Jonathan Guzmán derrotó a Roberto Castañeda por decisión unánime.

Cletus ‘The Hebrew Hammer’ Seldin logró un rápido nocaut a los 36 segundos del primer asalto ante Nelson Lara.

Paul Kroll logró su segundo triunfo y  profesional al despachar a Antonio Watell a los 13 segundos del segundo asalto.

• El invicto prospecto de OKC Aaron Morales venció a Francisco Lapizco por decisión unánime.

Rasheen Brown logró un triunfo por decisión mayoritaria ante Sebastian Baltazar.

• En su debut profesional, John Rincón noqueó a Emmanuel Williams alos 1:24 del primer round.

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3RD ANNUAL WBC WOMEN’S CONVENTION PRESS CONFERENCE

Nov 19, 2018
3RD ANNUAL WBC WOMEN’S CONVENTION
PRESS CONFERENCE IN MANILA, PHILIPPINES
(November 16, 2018 – Manila, Philippines) : On Friday, November 16, in Manila, Philippines, the WBC Asian Summit and 3rd Women’s Convention commenced with a press conference and welcome cocktail reception at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. As the sun set over Manila Bay, attendees and media members from the national and international press gathered to celebrate a historic event: the first WBC Women’s Convention held outside of Mexico. 
 
At the opening press conference, speakers on the dais included Abraham Kahlil B. Mitra, chairman of the Philippines’ Games and Amusements Board (GAB) and international secretary of the WBC; Christiane Manzur, WBC Cares chairperson and wife of WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman; Malte Mueller-Michaelis, WBC women’s championship committee chairman; Jill Diamond, WBC international secretary and international chairperson of WBC Cares; WBC Muay Thai executive referees’ director Dej Sri-Anpai; Eduard B. Trinidad, commissioner for operations of the GAB; and Michael George, chairman of the WBC Silver championship. Champions and fighters present at the Convention include, Former Champion Alicia Ashley, Former Champion Martha Salazar, Current World Champion Jelena Mrdjenovich, Raja Amasheh, Melissa St. Vil, Franchon Crews-Dezurn, Kenia Enriquez, Sulem Urbina, Fabiana Bytyqi.
 

WBC is battling ever harder towards  better and fairer purses for women fighters 

Finding ways of paying women boxers what they truly deserve and are realistically worth for their titanic efforts, is a thorny issue that the World Boxing Council is embracing by: “Grasping the nettle.”

At the World Boxing Council’s third Women’s Convention in Manila, Malte Muller Michaelis Chairman of it’s Women’s Championship Committee said:

“We are very proud and happy to say that women’s boxing is growing and the WBC is a leading force in this development.  Women’s fights are now broadcast on big networks in the United States and in many countries women fighters  are the main events. More and more countries understand that this a reality,  but  we still have a long way to go!”

Part of that get up and go , concerns pay for a job well done.  Malte explains: “We are working hard on that, getting minimum purses for championship fights, challengers and contenders. We are getting to a stage where more and more countries understand that women’s boxing is a reality and that it great!

“At the Most recent WBC Convention, we said there has to be minimum pay of twenty five thousand dollars for a WBC championship fight and we are working very, very hard to make that a reality.  Fatuma Zurika in Kenya our super bantamweight champion is making that now. So we hope this will gather more attention plus momentum, and we will get there step my step.”

The aim concerning WBC Women’s Conventions, is to hold them every other year.  Malte said They demand and deserve it concerning recognition. It’s also good to go outside Mexico, to reach more markets.

“Our fighters are so happy to be here in Manila. I think it’s important to go out and to meet the people, and I’m very happy to be here in the Philippines.”

Follow the 3rd Annual WBC Women’s Convention on their social media:

Instagram / Twitter / Facebook : @wbcboxing

Website: www.wbcboxing.com 

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JARRETT HURD & LUIS ORTIZ MEDIA WORKOUT

Nov 16, 2018

JARRETT HURD & LUIS ORTIZ MEDIA WORKOUTS

QUOTES & PHOTOS

 

Unified 154-Pound Champion Hurd Hosts Washington, D.C.-Area Workout Ahead of Ring Return Against Jason Welborn

&

Cuban Heavyweight Slugger Ortiz Opens Miami Training Camp to Media Before He Takes on Travis Kauffman

 

All on Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury SHOWTIME PPV® Presented by Premier Boxing Champions Saturday, December 1 from

STAPLES CENTER in Los Angeles

Photos from Ed Diller/SHOWTIME

 Ortiz Photos from Ryan Loco/SHOWTIME

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NEW YORK (November 15, 2018) – Unified 154-pound world champion Jarrett Hurd and Cuban heavyweight slugger Luis Ortiz hosted separate media workouts in Washington, D.C. and Miami on Thursday for their upcoming matchups on Saturday, December 1 on SHOWTIME PPV® from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

Hurd returns to the ring to defend his IBF and WBA belts against Jason Welborn in his first bout since becoming unified champion, while Ortiz takes on Travis Kauffman in a 10-round heavyweight attraction. The PPV undercard also features rising heavyweight Joe Joyce battling Joe Hanks. The Premier Boxing Champions event is headlined by the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury heavyweight championship showdown.

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by BombZquad Enterprises and Queensberry Promotions, in association with TGB Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, are on sale now and are available via AXS.com. Wilder vs. Fury will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV. The suggested retail price (SRP) for the pay-per-view telecast is $64.99 for standard definition.

The Accokeek, Maryland-native Hurd, who unified titles against Erislandy Lara in April on SHOWTIME, was joined at the Hillcrest Boxing Gym in Temple Hills by his trainer Ernesto Rodriguez and fights for the first time since undergoing rotator cuff surgery.

Ortiz, along with trainer Herman Caicedo, held his media workout at Caicedo Sports Training Center in Miami ahead of another opportunity to enter the ring and earn a potential rematch against Deontay Wilder after they engaged in a memorable heavyweight clash in March on SHOWTIME.

Here is what the fighters and their trainers had to say Thursday:

JARRETT HURD

“I can’t wait to get in there on December 1 and show everybody that ‘Swift’ is back at 100 percent. I’m expecting to show my versatility. I’ve shown that I can walk guys down and that I have a full tank of gas through 12 rounds. This time I want to show that I’m also strong defensively and can use my range and height.

“I’m going to really focus on using my jab in this fight. I want to establish that punch and also test out my rotator cuff and prove to everyone that I’m feeling great.

“Jason Welborn is a former British champion and I know that he’s going to be game. He’s coming off of two good wins against Tommy Langford. I know Welborn is going to leave everything in the ring because he has nothing to lose.

“The target is definitely on my back holding two titles. I’m in the position I want to be in. When you’re at the top, everybody is coming for your spot.

“The win over a long-reigning champion like Erislandy Lara solidified in everyone else’s mind what I already knew. Now I’m getting the respect I deserve.

“I showed against Lara that I can dig deep and pull out a win late if I need to. I have that inside of me. I also showed that I have power in both hands because usually I get a knockout with the right hand, but I was able to put Lara on the floor with a left.

“My goal for 2019 is to definitely get one more belt, and I’d also like to fight at home. I definitely want to fight Jermell Charlo for his WBC belt. Unification is what the division needs. I know for sure that me and Charlo both want this fight.

“Every time I’ve had an opportunity presented to me in this sport, I’ve taken full advantage of it. My family pushed me through all of the tough moments and helped get me to where I am today.”

LUIS ORTIZ

“I’m 100 percent ready for this fight. We never stopped working after my last fight and I’m going to show it on December 1. I love staying active. I just want to keep fighting and showing off my skills.

“I’ve only taken off about a month total since fighting Wilder in March, so I still feel sharp and like my training is just continuous. The training stays the same, and once we get the opponent locked in we can focus on a game plan.

“Travis Kauffman is a strong fighter who came up fighting in Philadelphia. I know that’s he’s a tough guy who’s going to come to fight and I’m going to be prepared it.

“I think that my performance against Wilder and since that fight have warranted a rematch. I had Wilder hurt, I just made mental mistakes during the fight. I was fatigued, but I did not get knocked out flat. The referee did his job, but I feel that I did enough to merit another shot. I’ve worked hard to correct the mistakes I made and in a rematch, it would be a different ending.

“Wilder vs. Fury will be an interesting fight. Wilder is fighting someone taller than him for the first time and that could make it go a lot of ways. But I really do believe Wilder is going to win and win by knockout.”

ERNESTO RODRIGUEZ, Hurd’s Trainer

“Training camp has gone very well. It was a bit different for this camp because of the injury but I think everything has been completed and right now we’re just sharpening up so we can peak fight week.

“I laid off of some of the shoulder strength and conditioning that I would usually do with Jarrett because of the injury. We had to do that to let the shoulder heal. He still got in all of his normal strength and conditioning.

“I think Jason Welborn is going to try to come forward and impose his toughness. He has everything to gain in this fight. I think he’ll throw hard shots and try to rough it up. He may just run into a punch and get knocked out, or we’ll pick him apart and stop him late.

“I think what makes Jarrett Hurd so special is his demeanor. He’s a humble kid who works hard and knows what he has to do. Every minute he’s in the ring he’s aware of what he has to do. He communicates well and he follows instructions as well as any fighter I’ve trained throughout the years.”

HERMAN CAICEDO, Ortiz’s Trainer

“Luis Ortiz went through the experience of what happened in the Wilder fight and that’s the best way to overcome it in the future. He lived it, he breathed it and now, he’s going to go out and earn a chance to change the outcome.

“We have no excuses for the way the Wilder fight ended. I thought Ortiz was doing fine, but Wilder’s punches certainly had an effect. It’s heavyweight boxing, so being knocked down first in the fifth round definitely drew from the power supply.

“Unfortunately when he let everything go in the seventh round against Wilder, and almost knocked Wilder out, that drained him completely. Wilder was able to recover and capitalize. But we now know what we have to do in a rematch.

“Ortiz told me that when he first buzzed Wilder he really saw it all right there. He saw himself with the WBC championship. He saw himself knocking out Anthony Joshua and becoming undisputed champion. So he decided to go for it all right there.”

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Dmitry Bivol vs. Jean Pascal Media Conference

Nov 16, 2018

Dmitry Bivol vs. Jean Pascal Media Conference Call Recap

KATHY DUVA, President and CEO, Main Events:
“Good morning and good afternoon everyone. Main Events could not be happier to be coming back to the Etess Arena at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City. Our first event in August was a sellout. It proved to us what we already knew: there is still a big appetite for boxing in Atlantic City.
With our second card at the Etess Arena we expect to build on our momentum by bringing Dmitry Bivol back to be in the main event this time on November 24 against one of our division’s most admired champions, Jean Pascal.
Dmitry Bivol is going to risk his perfect record against a tested tough opponent. Dmitry has made no secret about wanting to unify titles in the light heavyweight division. But the other titleholders for some reason just don’t seem to be ready for him right now.
Jean Pascal is always ready. He never turns down an opportunity. He is a warrior. He has fought for three world titles, and he’d like to take Dmitry’s title back home to Canada and confirmed his status as a Hall of Fame fighter when his career is finished. It would make a pretty nice Christmas present for him.
Neither man is taking the other lightly of course. It’s a dangerous fight with a lot at stake. This is the way we like to cook things up at Main Events!
In addition to our fighters, you will also hear from Vadim Kornilov, the manager of Dmitry Bivol; and Greg Leon, CEO of Jean Pascal Promotions.And we are delighted to have Tim Louie with us. He is the Public Relations Manager for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City.
Why don’t we begin with Vadim today – can you make some opening remarks?
VADIM KORNILOV, Manager, Dmitry Bivol:
Thank you, Kathy. Pleasure to be back at the Hard Rock. It’s great to have another show with Dmitry Bivol on HBO. Now that he’s the main event, it’s something kind of like a dream come true for him. He’s talked about this for a long time He was hoping to be a main event at one point, and he’s got this shot on this last HBO World Championship Boxing event. Thank you all of the Main Events team and World of Boxing team working great together putting this main event together on November 24th.
KATHY DUVA:
Thank you, Vadim, it’s always a pleasure working with you.
Former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal has won titles and lost titles. But he has never lost anyone’s respect. He has faced every dangerous name in the division for a decade. Carl Froch. Bernard Hopkins. Kovalev. And now, Dmitry. Jean’s farewell tour is making a stop in Atlantic City. He doesn’t want it to be his last stop. We are glad to welcome him to this card and the main event.
Greg, why don’t you talk to us, give us your perspective on the fight, and introduce Jean?
GREG LEON, CEO, Jean Pascal Promotions:
Thank you, Kathy. I’d like to thank World of Boxing and Main Events for making this a very easy deal to finalize. I’d like to thank to the Hard Rock for hosting the event, HBO for broadcasting the event in its final World Championship Boxing. This is a sensational event. Like Vadim said, Bivol was looking to fight on a main event. Jean’s been looking to fight for a world title on his farewell tour. But like Kathy said, the farewell tour does not end in Atlantic City. That’s just the next stop. Both of these guys come to fight. They don’t shy away from challenges. We’re expecting nothing but action on November 24th.
Personally, it’s an honor to represent somebody like Jean, who as Kathy articulated, is a true warrior, doesn’t shy away from challenges, fights the best of the best. For this fight, our mission is to use it as a lens into how much boxing means to HBO. The nucleus of Jean Pascal’s aspirations consists of making history and punching his ticket to the Hall of Fame. So this event will be nothing short of sensational. Our hope is that this sensation will cross-pollinate through HBO’s offices in a way that allows them to re-contextualize their place in the world of boxing around them. This is the heart of what we strive to do. Without further ado, the former WBC and world light heavyweight champion and next WBA light heavyweight champion. Jean?
JEAN PASCAL:
Thank you very much. Hi everybody, I’m very pleased that you’re here. Pascal is back in action. I’ll be fighting on HBO on November 24th. I’m very happy. I want to thank Main Events; also I want to thank Dmitry Bivol and his people for this opportunity to show I’m an elite fighter. I know it’s OK, they think they can beat me. But like I said, It’s OK, it’s part of the sport. I’ve been training very hard for this opportunity. It’s showtime, it’s time to show up.
KATHY DUVA:
Thank you, Jean and thank you, Greg. I want to take a moment for the last time and thank HBO. This is going to be a very difficult event for us in a lot of ways. I hope Greg is right, I hope Jean and Dmitry can somehow, jolt them into reconsidering.
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City has only been open for a few months. But as we all know, it has already established itself as Atlantic City’s go-to destination on the legendary Atlantic City Boardwalk.
There are all the features that made the Hard Rock Hotel name famous including world class rooms, casino, lounges, restaurants, shopping, and service. What’s special to us about the Hard Rock Hotel Atlantic City is the Etess Arena, named after a dear friend of ours who passed away too soon. It’s always been one of the best venues to see boxing in the United States. Thanks to the Hard Rock it’s expanded and even better than before.
Let me bring in Tim Louie with the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and he can to tell you a little more about this amazing fight venue.
TIM LOUIE, Public Relations Manager, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City:
We’re so excited to have boxing back here. This past August was so amazing for me to see, because I’m so new to the business. The arena fits about 7,000 people and it’s so exciting just to even boxing back in Atlantic City. Kathy, you and your team have been amazing to work with. I don’t expect anything to be different next Saturday.
KATHY DUVA:
Thank you, Tim, Nice to hear that. You guys are a pleasure to work with, too.
QUESTION:
Jean, you’re obviously viewed as the underdog in this fight. How much motivation has that provided for you, and how are you looking at this going into the fight?
JEAN PASCAL:
This is the story of my life, to be the underdog. I was the underdog when I faced Chad Dawson. At the time he was considered as the best pound for pound in the world. I was the underdog, fourth in the world and I won the fight. To me, maybe it’s a motivation. I know what to do, I know what I’m capable to do. I have a lot of experience, been there done that. I’m going to do my best to win this fight.
QUESTION:
What did you think of Bivol’s performance against Isaac Chilemba?
JEAN PASCAL:
Honestly, I think he did good. Chilemba used to be my sparring partner. It’s hard to look good against a guy like him. He’s very awkward. In this situation, I think Bivol showed his skill and he did pretty good against an elite fighter.
QUESTION:
Jean, you always come to fight, and make for good television in your career. How do you expect this fight will unfold differently, especially from the viewer’s perspective?
JEAN PASCAL:
It won’t be different, I’m going to be there to fight. I like to fight, I’m the underdog. I know Bivol likes to fight as well; he’s young, hungry. He cannot exactly remember me when I was champion. I was a pretty boy, lot of stamina, young, sexy, with a lot of power. I know that it is entertaining for him right now. I have something on my side, experience. That’s something you can’t buy, you cannot buy.
QUESTION:
Jean, do you think he’s overlooking you?
JEAN PASCAL:
Honestly, I think he’s got no bets, because I’m not in his mind. But like I said, I know Bivol will do very well. I know him as well. If he overlooks me, that would be a big mistake. But I know he has a strong team, he’s a young but I know he’s a smart fighter and a smart guy too. So I don’t think he takes me lightly.
QUESTION:
Greg, what would a win over Dmitry Bivol do for Jean’s career?
GREG LEON:
First of all, I think this win would put in in the Hall of Fame without any question. Right now, Jean is looked at as a guy has a hell of a resume, has fought the best of the best. For the harshest of critics, he might have lost too many big fights to be a lock. Jean’s fight would cement his legacy and his status as a Hall of Famer. A victory on November 24th would certainly do that. As far as what would be next, what’s next right now is November 24th. Obvious, if Jean he wins the title, he becomes the cash cow of the division. All of the other champions reside in Canada. By his own admission, Stevenson by his own choice hasn’t been making fights the public has been demanding. Jean is a star in Canada. With the belt around his waist, he becomes the guy of the division.
There’s also history too, Correct me if I’m wrong, Jean first because champion in 2009. I don’t think nine and a half years have passed from one title reign to the other in the history of the division.
KATHY DUVA:
Let’s move on with the most exciting young titleholder in the light heavyweight division. He’s featured in RING Magazine this month.
He is the undefeated WBA Light Heavyweight Champion. And he really wants to unify the division. From St. Petersburg, Russia — training now in Los Angeles, Dmitry Bivol. Dmitry, tell us about your view of this matchup.
DMITRY BIVOL:
I appreciate the introduction, Kathy.I respect Pascal because he took this fight. I hope we will show a good fight and action in the ring. I will do my best to make a good fight.
QUESTION:
For Kathy, for you is it a goal to turn Bivol into a big draw in the New York and New Jersey area?
KATHY DUVA:
That’s more of a question for Vadim in his capacity with World of Boxing. World of Boxing is our partner in this promotion. We’ve had a great run with Sergey Kovalev in Atlantic City, going up to the big sellout in August, and over a million dollar gate with Bernard Hopkins. He’s Russian, Dmitry’s Russian. It seems logical a charismatic young star like Dmitry, given a little time to develop, can develop a fan following there if that’s what World of Boxing wants him to do. We’d be happy to help them.
Sergey took three bouts, three appearances there to make it to that sold out arena. It does take time, it doesn’t happen overnight. This is a big step in my view in Dmitry’s career stepping up to the main event for the first time. Nobody ever became a star on the undercard. This is the beginning of a journey. We’re always happy to be going back to our home in Atlantic City.
QUESTION:
Dmitry, your last two fights were in the co-main event. Now that you’re in the main event on HBO, how does it feel to get the chance to be a headliner?
DMITRY BIVOL:
Of course I’m glad. It means I’m going the right way in my career. I’m glad that HBO and Kathy Duva and World of Boxing are giving me this opportunity to fight in the main event. It’s a big responsibility for me.
QUESTION:
Do you feel more pressure to go out and deliver a performance that tells people you are the best light heavyweight in the world?
DMITRY BIVOL:
You know, when I go into the ring, every time I feel that I should show all my skills, all my best. I should show to people all my best skills. It doesn’t matter now or my first fight. Every time, I feel the responsibility. I just want people to believe and I want to prove to everybody I’m the best in the division. These are the steps I want to take. There’s always responsibility I take on.
QUESTION:
Jean, you’re coming off back-to-back stoppage wins for the first time in a decade. How do you feel physically at 36 years old? How do you assess your own strength?
JEAN PASCAL:
Right now, I don’t know if I’m stronger than before, but I feel very strong. Of course I got two knockouts in my last fights. But I know they weren’t elite fighters like Dmitry Bivol. So I know I’m going to have to pick up my game but I’m ready for that. Been there, done that. It’s his first main event. Like I said, for me been there done that. I know what I have to do. I’m ready for this fight. I’m looking for this fight to be a great fight.
The fight is going to be in Atlantic City. Remember, we have a Canadian story in Atlantic City. Arturo Gatti is from my hometown and he used to fight over there. He moved when he was younger to fight. He became a legend. At the same time, I’m going to try to honor his spirit over there and win one more title.
QUESTION:
Dmitry, what do you know about Jean Pascal, and the main reason you respect him?
DMITRY BIVOL:
I saw his many fights when I was an amateur. His fight against Bernard Hopkins, fight against many other people. I know he is good in counter attack. He’s strong; he’s a really tough guy. He is a good fighter and I respect him. But when I go to the ring, he will be my enemy.
QUESTION:
Dmitry, Jean Pascal’s manager talks about how he wants to get to the Hall of Fame and be a champion once again. Are you really letting him use you as a stepping-stone?
DMITRY BIVOL:
I think the opportunity is already given in this fight being made. It excites me very much to know he’s so motivated and he has such big goals for this fight. I’m also not coming to the fight to give up my title, and I going to do everything to defend the title. Every one of us has a big goal, and it will make this fight really great.
QUESTION:
So that’s a polite way of saying no?
DMITRY BIVOL:
That’s a polite way to say I will fight for my title until the end and I will not give it up.
QUESTION:
What make you thinks you’re ready to get in the ring with a young lion like Dmitry Bivol?
JEAN PASCAL:
it’s because I’ve got my confidence back. When I fought Eleider Alvarez, I didn’t have my confidence back it was a hard fight for me. Even thought I did good it was a majority decision for him. It wasn’t a walk in the park for Alvarez. In any losses that I had, I always did good, except my second fight with Kovalev. I know I’m a tough challenge. I know I’m a good man to be on the resume. That’s why they picked me.
Honestly, like I said, I have a lot of respect for Dmitry Bivol. He’s a young lion. He thinks that has all the talent in the world like I thought when I was his age. Something he cannot have, he cannot buy, it’s experience. I have way more experience than him, even though he has a lot of amateur fights. I went to the Olympics in 2004 in Greece. I was a world-class amateur fighter also. But I have way more experience than him as a professional boxer. That will lead to a great fight at the Hard Rock Casino. People, tune in at 10 p.m. November 24, because it’s a must watch fight.
QUESTION:
Dmitry, you were in “2 Days” with HBO, the documentary. It looked like a lot of fun, we saw you with your family. That was really the last of its kind for HBO. For you to be featured in that way, how was it?
DMITRY BIVOL:
It was very exciting. I wasn’t used to having a camera around two days before the fight for that much time. It was a new experience. What was interesting, a lot of people got to know me more on the other side of boxing which was very exciting. I want more people to know more about me and understand what kind of person I am.
QUESTION:
What was it like to watch Sergey Kovalev lose? What was it like for you for him not to be the victor that night?
DMITRY BIVOL:
It was a little unfortunate. We know each other and we have common friends. We’ve talked before. It’s not pleasant to see someone you know, an acquaintance, go down like that. I thought he was going to win the fight. We also had some plans about possibly fighting next. A lot of that kind of fell apart. It was a little disappointing.
QUESTION:
Any predictions on how this fight is going to end on November 24th?
DMITRY BIVOL:
I don’t make predictions. it’s very difficult. I will do everything I can to make sure this fight is exciting and it’s over in an exciting fashion.
QUESTION:
A fan question for Jean. Your Canadian fans have given you so much support over the years. How would you describe your relationship with your Canadian fans?
JEAN PASCAL:
My relationship with my fans back home in Canada is very, very great. I feel very, very lucky to have that kind of relationship with my fans because they support me a lot. There are not a lot of boxers in the United States who have a big fan base like I do. I’m very very fortunate. This is why I always take time to please my fans, to talk to them, to talk pictures with them. I’m here because of them as well.
QUESTION: A fan question for Dmitry. How do you see yourself improving you skills?
DMITRY BIVOL: There is never a limit to improvement. I would say that, speed is probably one thing that is with you and is hard to really change. But other things, other skills are definitely something you can improve. Especially agility, and with the distance of the fight being 12 rounds, you can improve on your conditioning. You can improve on your levels of fighting inside and outside, different combinations. There’s always something to add to your game.
QUESTION:
Jean, you retired and quickly came back. You’ve had a great career What can you take from your career into the Bivol fight?
JEAN PASCAL:
I’m going to take my experience. I’ve been there, done that so many times. I know what to do. So I’m going to carry with me in the ring all my experience I got with me from all these big fights: Kovalev, Froch, Hopkins, Dawson. I’m going to take those fights into the ring with me to show him what is the best in the boxing sport.
QUESTION:
Jean, is training camp any different knowing it is your last title shot?
JEAN PASCAL:
During training camp, it was a little bit different. The motivation was a little bit more there. I’ve got the eye of the tiger once again. I think that’s what was lacking from my last few fights, when I fought Kovalev and maybe Hopkins. I got my confidence back that you notice I didn’t have when I fought Kovalev. Right now, everything is in one piece. I’m very confident, very happy, very pleased to be back on HBO. I was the first Canadian boxer who fought in Canada on HBO, and I’m going to be the last Canadian to fight on HBO. So I’m making history once again. So I’m very, very happy.
QUESTION:
Dmitry, come November 24th and you take care of business with Pascal, do you still want the winner of Kovalev and Alvarez 2?
DMITRY BIVOL: As I always say, right now I’m focused on the fight with Jean Pascal on November 24th. I want to fight the best after that, if everything goes well. Whoever is wanting to fight, I want to unify titles and become the undisputed champion.
QUESTION:
Another fan question for Jean, you’ve talked about your experience. How might it give you an advantage against a younger fighter like Bivol?
JEAN PASCAL:
Honestly, if this is something you want to see, I urge you to tune in to HBO on November 24th at 10 p.m., and I will show you everything.
QUESTION:
A fan question for Dmitry, this is your first main event. Now that you have achieved this goal, how does it feel to you?
DMITRY BIVOL:
Of course, I’m very happy that such a legendary channel gave me this final chance to fight on the main event. To me, it just means I’m on the right way, on the right path in my career. I appreciate this opportunity, and I want to take everything I can from it. I want everybody to watch this fight, and I will make sure this fight is very memorable.
KATHY DUVA:
I want to thank Dmitry and Jean, thanks Vadim and Greg. Thank you also Tim Louie for welcoming us back to Atlantic City.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jean and with Dmitry now on more than one occasion. I’ve gotten to know both of them a little bit. One thing I can promise everybody, they will give 1000 percent and they will entertain. It will be worth watching and certainly worth coming out to Atlantic City.
We hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving celebration with family and friends. Although those of us who work for Main Events, we’ve spent our last three Thanksgivings together working.
When you get tired of the leftovers, join us for a fresh serving of World Championship Boxing on Saturday night live at the Etess Arena and live on HBO Boxing.
ANNOUNCER:
Bivol vs. Pascal is a 12 round fight for Dmitry Bivol’s WBA Light Heavyweight World Title taking place on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.
The co-main event is a WBA Intercontinental Super Bantamweight title fight between Murodjon Akhmadaliev and Isaac Zarate. The event is promoted by Main Events and World of Boxing, and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Tickets range between 30 dollars and 150 dollars, and are on sale now through HardRockHotelAtlanticCity.com and Ticketmaster.com.
A transcript of this conference call will be made available to the boxing media. Thank you for joining us today and we hope to see you at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City on November 24, or tuning in to watch on HBO’s World Championship Boxing.”
About Bivol-Pascal: Bivol vs. Pascal is a 12 round fight for Bivol’s WBA Light Heavyweight World Title taking place on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. The co-main event is a WBA Intercontinental Super Bantamweight title fight between Murodjon Akhmadaliev and Isaac Zarate. The event is promoted by Main Events and World of Boxing, and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Tickets range between $30 and $150 and are on sale now through HardRockHotelAtlanticCity.com and Ticketmaster.com.
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Top Rank firma al peleador de India, Vikas Krishan

Nov 16, 2018

Top Rank firma al sensacional peleador de India, Vikas Krishan

Krishan realizará su debut profesional al principio del 2019

Top Rank anunció hoy la firma de Vikas “The Indian Tank” Krishan –el peleador aficionado más condecorado en la historia de India — a un acuerdo promocional de varios años. Krishan, un atleta olímpico en el 2012 y en el 2016, está programado para hacer su debut profesional el 18 de enero del 2019 en el Turning Stone Resort Casino en Verona, N.Y.

“Top Rank es la mejor compañía de promoción del mundo,” dijo Krishan. “Voy a ser un campeón del mundo como profesional. Ningún indio ha hecho eso antes. Cuando gane un título, seré más famoso en India que las estrellas de cine.”

“Vikas es un joven tremendo del que esperamos grandes cosas,” dijo Bob Arum, CEO de Top Rank. “¡Él va a ser nuestro Marvin Hagler de India!”

“Antes de su primera pelea profesional, ya él es el mejor peleador en la historia de la India,” dijo David McWater, manejador de Krishan. “Sus logros y carisma lo distinguen. No podemos esperar para empezarsu carrera.”

Krishan, de 26 años, es de Haryana, donde adquirió su interés por el boxeo a la edad de 10 años. Pasó más de una década en el sistema amateur indio y ganó una medalla de oro en el Campeonato Mundial Juvenil de Boxeo AIBA del 2010. En el 2012, en los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres, derrotó al actual campeón de peso welter de la FIB Errol Spence Jr. mediante una decisión de 13-11. La decisión fue derrotada polémicamente cinco horas después debido a varias faltas cometidas por Krishan durante la pelea.

En los Juegos Olímpicos de 2016, Krishan avanzó a la ronda de los cuartos de final, derrotando al olímpico estadounidense Charles Conwell en la ronda de 32. A principios de este año, capturó el oro de la Commonwealth y una medalla de bronce en los Juegos Asiáticos. Como profesional, entrenará con Wali Moses en Newark, N.J., y con la Selección Nacional de la India en Punjab, India.

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U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team 7, Suriname 0 – 2018 Concacaf

Nov 12, 2018

U.S. U-20 MNT CLINCH SPOT IN CONCACAF U-20 CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFICATION STAGE
WITH 7-0 WIN OVER SURINAME

Alex Mendez and Ayo Akinola Each Notch a Brace; McKenzie, Torres and Rennicks Also Score;
USA Will Face Costa Rica and Honduras in Qualification Stage on Nov. 16 and 19

BRADENTON, Fla. (Nov. 9, 2018) – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team completed its dominating sweep of Group A of the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship with a 7-0 win against Suriname on Friday night at IMG Academy Stadium. With 15 points from five games, the USA won the group and will now advance to the Qualification Stage, where they’ll face Group E winner, Costa Rica and Group C winner, Honduras, on Nov. 16 and 19, respectively. The top two teams will qualify for the 2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, with the winner advancing to the Concacaf U-20 Championship final.

For the fourth time in the five group games, the USA took a lead within seven minutes of the game, tonight courtesy of Alex Mendez, who curled in a left-footed free kick over the wall and into the side net from 22 yards out to open the scoring.

The USA had a chance to double the lead in the 22nd minute, but Suriname goalkeeper Rivaldo Soesman saved a penalty kick by Griffin Dorsey. Minutes later, Mendez set up the second goal, working a quick corner kick with Paxton Pomykal before getting the ball back and whipping in a dangerous cross into the box. Centerback and captain for the night Mark McKenzie out-jumped his mark and connected on a header, sending the ball past the goalkeeper for his third goal of the tournament.

The USA essentially put the game away with two quick strikes from Ayo Akinola, who got on the end of passes from Griffin Dorsey and Paxton Pomykal from close range to stretch the lead to 4-0 before the break.

With continued long stretches of possession and little challenges defensively, the USA added three more in the second half. Juan Pablo Torres guided a shot through traffic at the hour mark, second half substitute Justin Rennicks added his fourth of the tournament, and Mendez completed the rout by converting his second penalty kick and fifth goal of the group stage.

As determined at the tournament Draw in September, as winner of Group A the USA is matched with the winners of Group C and E in the Qualification Stage, forming Group G. Group H will consist of Panama (winner, Group D), El Salvador (winner, Group F), and the winner of Group B, which will be decided Saturday between Mexico or Jamaica. After another round robin, the top two from each group will qualify for the 2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup and the winners will meet in the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship final on Nov. 21.

Up Next: The U-20 MNT will face Costa Rica on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. ET and Honduras on Monday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. ET at IMG Academy Stadium in Bradenton, Fla. The matches can be watched live on Univision Deportes Network and the ConcacafGo app.Social: Twitter (@ussoccer_ynt;@ussoccer_esp);FacebookInstagram

2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship Group A Standings

Team

GP

W

L

D

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

USA

5

5

0

0

15

39

2

37

Suriname

5

3

2

0

9

18

6

13

Puerto Rico

5

3

2

0

9

15

1

-1

Trinidad & Tobago

5

3

2

0

9

12

1

-2

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

5

1

4

0

3

8

-7

-4

U.S. Virgin Islands

5

0

5

0

0

2

38

-36

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Alex Mendez, 7th minute: 
The U.S. took the lead just seven minutes into the game. Griffin Dorsey was taken down some four yards outside the box, and Mendez stepped into the freekick, curling a left-footed shot over the wall and into the side net for his first of the night. USA 1, SUR 0

USA – Mark McKenzie (Alex Mendez), 26th minute: Another well-executed set piece resulted in the USA’s second goal. Paxton Pomykal took a short corner from the left side to Mendez, who advanced the ball to his favored left foot and sent in a dipping cross to the top of the six. An unmarked McKenzie met leaped and headed the ball over a defender and the goalkeeper for his third goal of the tournament. USA 2, SUR 0

USA – Ayo Akinola (Griffin Dorsey), 43th minute: A combination of passes from the back to the left side, back to the middle, set up Frankie Amaya to run toward the top of the box, bringing a defender on before springing Griffin Dorsey into the box. Dorsey pushed the ball back across to the back post, setting up Akinola for the easy tap-in. USA 3, SUR 0

USA – Ayo Akinola (Paxton Pomykal) 45+1 minute: The play started with a simple throw-in on the right side from Jaylin Lindsey to Dorsey, who gave the ball right back to Lindsey, allowing the right back to split two defenders with a pass to Pomykal. The FC Dallas forward sent a first-touch ball across the six, where Akinola beat his mark and scored his second of the night. USA 4, SUR 0

USA – Juan Pablo Torres (Justin Rennicks), 60th minute: Justin Rennicks notched his sixth assist of the tournament, entering the box from the right side and drawing two defenders before laying the ball back to the penalty spot, finding Juan Pablo Torres who calmly finished with his left down the middle. USA 5, SUR 0

USA – Justin Rennicks (Chris Gloster), 79th minute: Pomykal’s run towards goal allowed Chris Gloster space to approach the area, and the left back one-timed Pomykal’s simple touch to the top of the six where Rennicks beat his mark to deftly touch the ball past the goalkeeper. USA 6, SUR 0.

USA – Alex Mendez (penalty), 83rd minute: Substitute Manny Perez was brought down in the box for goalkeeper Rivaldo Soesman, and Alex Mendez blasted the penalty kick down under the crossbar right of center to finish the scoring for the night. USA 7, SUR 0. FINAL

NOTES:

  • The USA is unbeaten in its last 10 Concacaf U-20 Championship matches.
  • The USA is now 2-1-0 against Suriname at the U-20 level.
  • With the result, U.S. head coach Tab Ramos moves to 17-3-2 all-time in Concacaf U-20 Championship play.
  • Ramos made five changes from the side that defeated Trinidad & Tobago. McKenzie, Mendez, Akinola, Dorsey and Pomykal.
  • Mark McKenzie captained the team today with regular captain Matt Real sitting on a yellow card.
  • Pomykal and Rennicks appeared in their fifth match of the group stage.
  • Brady Scott earned his second shutout and the team’s third of the tournament.
  • The 39 goals in the group stage were scored by: Llanez (6), Akinola, Mendez (5), Fontana, Rennicks (4), McKenzie, Pomykal, Torres (3), Servania (2), Dorsey, Perez (1), own goals (2)

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

Match: U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team vs. Suriname
Date: November 9, 2018
Competition: 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship; Group A
Venue: IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.
Kickoff: 5:30 p.m. ET
Attendance: TBC
Weather: 77 degrees; clear

Scoring Summary: 1   2   F
USA                         4   3   7 
SUR                         0   0   0

USA – Alex Mendez                                        7th minute
USA – Mark McKenzie (Alex Mendez)            26
USA – Ayo Akinola (Griffin Dorsey)                43
USA – Ayo Akinola (Paxton Pomykal)            45+1
USA – Juan Pablo Torres (Justin Rennicks)   60
USA – Justin Rennicks (Chris Gloster)           79
USA – Alex Mendez (penalty)                         83

Lineups:
USA: 1-Brady Scott; 2-Jaylin Lindsey, 4-Mark McKenzie (capt), 13-Griffin Dorsey (14-Manny Perez, 72), 3-Chris Gloster; 7-Juan Pablo Torres, 8-Alex Mendez, 19-Sam Rogers; 10-Paxton Pomykal, 17-Ayo Akinola (9-Justin Rennicks, 46), 20-Frankie Amaya (18-Isaac Angking, 83)
Subs not used: 12-David Ochoa, 5-Matt Real, 6-Brandon Servania, 11-Ulysses Llanez, 15-Anthony Fontana, 16-Julian Araujo
Head coach: Tab Ramos

SUR : 1-Rivaldo Soesman, 12-Urano Morris, 4-Isiah Helstone (10-Gleofilo Vlijter, 51), 3-Michiel Revales, 5-Doniel Wijdenbosch (16-Zerguinho Deira, 82); 14-Brian Elshot, 6-Abraham Graves, 18-Ayad Godlieb (17-Jamilhio Rigters, 46); 20-Rievaldo Doorson, 9-Alvaro Verwey (capt.), 8-Roscello Vlijter
Subs not used: 13-Damelcio Fer, 2-Mgwenze Vola, 7-Joshua Foe-aman, 11-Ferando Heopel, 15-Damian Brunswijk, 19-Shaquille Cairo
Head coach: Eugene Verwey

Stats Summary: USA / SUR
Shots: 28 / 3
Shots on Goal: 17 / 0
Saves: 0 / 10
Corner Kicks: 12 / 1
Fouls: 15 / 15
Offside: 2 / 2

Misconduct Summary: 
SUR – Abraham Graves (caution)       33rd minute
SUR – Rievaldo Doorson (caution)      58
SUR – Rivaldo Soesman (caution)      82

Officials: 
Referee: Ismael Cornejo (SLV)
Assistant Referee 1: David Moran (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Caleb Wales (TRI)
Fourth Official: José Kellys (PAN)

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: Alex Mendez

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Suspects Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 9075 South Dairy Ashford

Nov 12, 2018
Suspects Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 9075 South Dairy Ashford

Charges have been filed against four suspects arrested in the fatal shooting of a man that occurred at 9075 South Dairy Ashford around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday (November 3).

The suspects, Daivion Demtetrius Gully (b/m, 18), Melvin Louis Jones (b/m, 20), Artavious Demond Johnson (b/m, 28), and Deanjelo Wells (b/m, 19) are all charged with capital murder in the 228th State District Court.  Booking photos of the suspects are attached to this news release.

The male victim, Hafeez Qureshi, 66, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Officers K. Clark and J. Pickett reported:

Officers responded to a report of a shooting at Sunny’s Foodmart at the above address and found Mr. Qureshi suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  According to witnesses, three suspects entered the store armed with pistols and demanded cash.  They shot Qureshi multiple times and fled westbound towards a residential neighborhood.

Further investigation identified Gully, Jones, Johnson and Wells as suspects in this case and on Thursday (Nov. 8), they were arrested without incident.

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