Lomachenko Puts on a Show Versus Crolla

Apr 15, 2019

Easy Work: Lomachenko KOs Crolla

Gilberto Ramirez KOs Tommy Karpency in light heavyweight debut
Barboza stops Alvarado in the third

(Photo Credit: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)
LOS ANGELES (April 12, 2019) — Vasiliy Lomachenko once again staked his claim as the pound-for-pound king, knocking out mandatory challenger Anthony Crolla in four rounds to retain his WBA/WBO/Ring Magazine lightweight titles.

Crolla, the former WBA lightweight champion, was game but never threatened Lomachenko. After tough battles against Jorge Linares and Jose Pedraza in 2018, he had an easier night at the office to begin his 2019 campaign.
 “I want to fight with Mikey Garcia, but we’ll see. I don’t know,” Lomachenko said. “I stay at 135 as long as it’s possible, and I want to unify all {the} titles.”

Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KOs) scored a knockdown at the end of the third round when referee Pat Russell ruled the ropes held Crolla up.

In the fourth, Loma came out on the attack, knocking Crolla (34-7-3, 13 KOs) back to the ropes. Then, it happened. A right hook to the top of Crolla’s head put him down and out.

Ramirez makes grand light heavyweight debut

After a career spent at super middleweight, and five successful title defenses, Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (40-0, 26 KOs) made a statement-making light heavyweight debut, stopping former world title challenger Tommy Karpency (29-7-1, 18 KOs) in four rounds.

Karpency elected to stay on his stool after the fourth round, as he suffered a rib injury in the opening round.

As for Ramirez, it remains to be seen whether he stays at light heavyweight or moves back down to defend his title again.

“I feel more comfortable at 175 pounds than 168,” Ramirez said. “I’m looking for all the champions at 175. I want to be a pound-for-pound fighter.

“I struggled making 168 for a very long time. We’ll see what’s next, but my body felt great at 175. My new head trainer, Julian Chua, did an excellent job preparing me for this fight. Karpency was a tough guy.”

Barboza KOs Alvarado in 3

Arnold Barboza Jr., the local product from South El Monte, had the Staples Center crowd on his side. He sent the partisan fans home happy, knocking out former world champion Mike Alvarado (40-5, 28 KOs) in the third round.

Barboza (21-0, 8 KOs) knocked Alvarado down with a right hand. Alvarado stumbled to his feet, but he rose on wobbly legs, forcing the referee to stop the fight.

“That was a good fight, and now I want Jose Ramirez.  I want Maurice Hooker,” Barboza said. “That’s what I want in my future. Alvarado is a tough guy, and I stopped him in three rounds. Hopefully, this performance will catapult me to a world title opportunity. To perform like I did in front of my hometown fans, it doesn’t get better than that.”

Said Alvarado: “He caught me with a clean, surprising shot. He just caught me. It’s boxing. Some just sneak in and do the job, you know?”

In other action:

USBA welterweight champion and WBA No 1 contender Alexander Besputin (13-0, 9 KOs) moved closer to a world title shot with a dominant 10-round decision over Alfredo Blanco (20-8, 11 KOs).

He said the contender stage of his career is over.

“He had a very uncomfortable, awkward style, which made it difficult for me to find my rhythm,” Besputin said. “Most importantly, I got the win, and we can move on to bigger fights. I am a top contender now, and I am ready to fight for a world title next. Bob Arum says I can beat the top welterweights, and I know I can.”

Janibek Alimkhanuly (6-0, 2 KOs), a former amateur standout for his native Kazakhstan, passed the toughest test of his career with a 10-round unanimous decision (100-90 2X and 99-91) over Cristian Olivas (16-5, 13 KOs).  Alimkhanuly picked up the WBC Continental Americas and WBO Global middleweight belt, as he outworked Olivas to cruise to victory.”I hurt my right shoulder in the fight, but I got valuable experience,” Alimkhanuly said. “It’s exactly what I needed.”

It was a short night at the office for Italian heavyweight Guido Vianello (3-0, 3 KOs), who knocked out Lawrence Gabriel (3-2-1, 2 KOs) at 49 seconds of the opening round. Vianello represented his homeland at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

“I believe this was my strongest performance to date, and I’m only going to get better and better,” Vianello said. “My power is improving with every fight.”

Ruben Rodriguez (6-0, 2 KOs) maintained his unbeaten record with a four-round majority decision (38-38, 39-37 and 40-36) over the battle-tested veteran Ramel Snegur (3-4-1, 2 KOs).

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Terence Crawford-Amir Khan Top Rank onESPN

Apr 15, 2019

April 20: Terence Crawford-Amir Khan Top Rank on
ESPN Pay-Per-View Details Revealed

Crawford to defend welterweight title versus Khan at Madison Square Garden 
Suggested retail price: $59.95 (SD) or $69.95 (HD) 
Broadcast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

The undefeated pound-for-pound king, three-division world champion and reigning WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford will headline the inaugural Top Rank on ESPN pay-per-view broadcast against former unified super lightweight world champion Amir “King” Khan Saturday, April 20 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from Madison Square Garden.

Crawford vs. Khan will be available via all major cable and satellite providers with a suggested retail price of $59.95 (SD) or $69.95 (HD). 

All undercard bouts will air live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, beginning at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.

Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs), the fighting pride of Omaha, Nebraska, unified all four super lightweight titles in August 2017 and moved up to the welterweight division intent on doing the same. In June 2018, he won the WBO welterweight title with a dominant ninth-round stoppage over Manny Pacquiao conqueror Jeff “The Hornet” Horn. Four months later, in front of a packed hometown house at the CHI Health Center Omaha, he stopped bitter rival Jose Benavidez Jr. in the 12th round.

Khan (33-4, 20 KOs), who captured an Olympic silver medal in 2004 for Great Britain at the age of 17, has long been one of boxing’s most captivating performers. He won his first world title in 2009 and has victories over Marco Antonio Barrera, Zab Judah, Marcos Maidana, Paulie Malignaggi, Luis Collazo and Devon Alexander. He is undefeated as a welterweight and is once again attempting to prove his greatness against boxing’s best.

In other action on the pay-per-view broadcast:

•    Lightweight sensation Teofimo Lopez (12-0, 10 KOs) will face former world title challenger and two-time European lightweight champion Edis Tatli (31-2, 10 KOs) in a 12-round co-feature. Lopez is ranked in the top five by all four major sanctioning organizations and is coming off a savage seventh-round knockout over Diego Magdaleno.

•    In the other co-feature attraction, Shakur Stevenson (10-0, 6 KOs), the 21-year-old featherweight phenom who earned a silver medal for the United States at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will face former world title challenger Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz (24-1, 16 KOs) in a 10-rounder.

•    Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (24-1, 16 KOs), one of Puerto Rico’s most popular fistic attractions, will fight former interim world champion Bryan Vasquez (37-3, 20 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight duel with potential world title implications.

CRAWFORD vs. KHAN is a 12-round fight for the WBO welterweight championship of the world, presented by Top Rank in association with Matchroom Boxing and Khan Promotions. The event is sponsored by Geico. CRAWFORD vs. KHAN will take place Saturday, April 20, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT at Madison Square Garden, and will be produced by Top Rank and ESPN and distributed live by ESPN Pay-Per-View.

Tickets for this world championship event priced at $606, $406, $306, $206, $106, $81, and $56 (including facility fees) can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.MSG.com.

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CANELO ALVAREZ INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CONFERENCE

Apr 15, 2019


CANELO ALVAREZ INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT AND AUDIO

Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs), WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion, hosted an international media conference call today to discuss his upcoming 12-round unification fight against IBF Middleweight World Champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs). Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy, along with Jose “Chepo” Reynoso and Eddy Reynoso, also participated on the call. The event will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
Below is what today’s participants had to say on the call: OSCAR DE LA HOYA: Thank you very much. Hello all, and thank you for dialing in for the Canelo Alvarez international media conference call. On May 4th Canelo Alvarez will take a step closer to becoming undisputed champion as he defends his WBC, WBA, and Lineal championships, and the Ring Magazine middleweight world titles in a 12-round unification course fight against IBF word champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs, who has an outstanding record of 35 and 2 and 29 knockouts.

This event will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas where Canelo Alvarez has introduced this arena to the boxing world. He will now be making his fifth appearance there before yet another packed house. Tickets for this event are running out fast. You can get your tickets at www.tmobilearena.com or www.AXS.com. This champion-versus-champion event will be streamed exclusively live on The Zone DAZN sports streaming platform blowing up the fight game. I want to thank our partners at DAZN for providing us at Golden Boy with the best platform in boxing.

I also want to thank our sponsors Tecate, the official beer of boxing, and Hennessy, Never stop, never settle, for their continued support.

We will now introduce today’s participants before we open it up for Q and A for the media. So first off, let me introduce to you the head trainer and manager of Canelo Alvarez. This man is also showing his capabilities as a great trainer with one of our rising stars, Ryan Garcia, and he is a potential training of the year.

He has done outstanding work with Canelo Alvarez over the years. We have all seen his amazing progression. Every fight Canelo goes out he’s only getting better, and that’s because of this trainer. I will now introduce to you, Eddy Reynoso.

EDDY REYNOSO: (Through translation.) First of all, thank you to everyone. Good morning, and thank you for all that are attending this call. We’re working just as hard as always. We know what we have in front of us. We have a tremendous champion, talented fighter, but we are working very hard, as we always do, to come out with our hand raised at the end of the night.

OSCAR DE LA HOYA: Thank you, Eddy. Next up, you know him as Chepo, Jose Chepo Reynoso, the trainer and also manager of Canelo Alvarez. He’s been with Canelo practically all his life. Again, we’ve seen the process that Canelo has made, and only getting better. Without any further ado, Jose Chepo Reynoso.

JOSE REYNOSO: (Through translation.) Good morning everyone. We’re very happily working, working hard to once again give the fans the best. You have two of the best fighters, “the” two best fighters in the division. We’re optimistic. We know what we have in front of us, a very difficult tasks, but very confident with the work we’re going to put in to give the fans a great fight on May 4th.

OSCAR DE LA HOYA: And now I would like to introduce to you the WBC, WBA, Lineal, and Ring Magazine middleweight world champion, Canelo Alvarez.

Canelo.

CANELO ALVAREZ: Good morning to everyone. Very, very happy to be here and participate in this call. More than ready. More than ready to answer any questions that are asked.

OSCAR DE LA HOYA: Gracias. Now we will open it up for Q and A. Thank you very much.Q. Hello everybody. Canelo, my question for you is this: You do have a common opponent with Danny in that Gennady Golovkin gave him a very he tough close fight. A lot people thought he may have won the fight when they boxed in 2017. Wondered if you ever watched that fight and what your take was on that fight and if you put anything into your mind into that as far as how you prepare your game plan to fight against Daniel Jacobs?CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) Yes, obviously I seen the fight. I’ve seen the fight. Not only this fight, we watch other fights to see if there is a variety, a change in different styles, how he adapts to different opponents. Based on that, we work on our strategy and prepare for what’s coming on fight night, whatever he can bring and the changes he might make.

Q. Canelo, do you think he defeated Golovkin? A lot of people think he should have gotten his hand raised that night.
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) Yes, I mean, the fight was close. Could have been to anyone. For me personally, boxing is an appreciation. For me, Jacobs won the fight.

Q. Is your goal then with a victory against Danny on May 4th to fight Triple G a third time this coming fall? That’s a fight a lot of people talk about for you two guys later this year.
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) First things first. We have a tough, difficult fight ahead of us. As a team, we have a goal. The objective of this year so to win all the belts. If Golovkin has a belt, then yes. Why not? We’ve given the fans two beautiful, great fights. Why not a third?

Q. (Through translation.) How do you visualize the fight against Jacobs? How do you see it playing out?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) It’s going to be a very difficult fight, especially in the first few rounds. Until the moment that I start adapting and imposing my style it will be a difficult fight because of his style.

Q. (Through translation.) Second question is what is it that most catches your eye? What is it you most see from Jacobs?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) He’s an opponent that is very complete. He knows how to obviously change guards from south paw to orthodox. He knows how to move in the ring. Very difficult.
We know the risk of this fight, and it is a high-risk fight. A fighter of my experience, of my level, has to adapt and know how to adapt to all the levels. That’s what we’re preparing for. We’re working very hard to prepare and come out with the victory.

Q. Thank you for taking the time to talk today. There isn’t a war of the words between you and Jacobs as there was with Triple G. Do you think there is an added respect between you and Jacobs that there weren’t between and you Gennady Golovkin?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) No. You guys know me. I mean, it’s never been in my character, my trait, to be offending fighters, talking bad about them. What happened in the Golovkin fight was a reaction to everything they said and they did, and they talked about me.

This particular case the fans know we’re both going to go in that ring, give it 100%, gave it our all, and provide a great fight.

Q. Do you feel an added sense of energy or enthusiasm fighting on Cinco de Mayo weekend? Does it impact your performance at all?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) It’s like all fights. Yes, obviously fighting on these important dates for my country, you know, May and September are very important for me. They motivate me. That are like all my fights. I love boxing and what I do, and that motivates me in all my fights.

Q. My first question would be is there anybody that you fought that’s similar to Jacobs style in terms of just the total package that he brings? I know when you fought Lora and Floyd they were both pretty good boxers, but they didn’t have the power he had. Gennady Golovkin was a really good power fighter, but didn’t have the same agile as Jacobs does. Is there anybody you’ve fought that has the same boxing ability and punching power that he has?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) No, I believe Jacobs has a unique style because he’s a very complete fighter. He can box, punch; he’s tall, agile. I fought all the styles out there, and I believe at my level with my experience, you put it all together, no matter what’s in front of me, I can adapt and overcome.

Q. Does it bother you that people keep asking Jacobs does he have to take the judges out of it, does he need to knock you out? Does it bother that so many people feel that you’ve gotten a few favorable decisions, or do you not think about that at all?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) No, I don’t think about it. Doesn’t bother me. Look, people are always going to have their opinions and think and criticize, but that’s part of it. That’s part of the game.

Q. And last thing just wanted to ask is it’s obviously a big fight. There is obviously no looking past Jacobs at all. You’ve all said you want to unify the titles, and Gennady Golovkin wants a third fight. There are always rumors that that’s the fight that’s going to be lined up in September. If it was up to you, assume you get past this fight, would you want to fight with Gennady Golovkin knowing how great both fights were, or would you be more interested in fighting somebody that still has his title? Which ones would you kind of prefer?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) Look, the objective this year is to win all titles. My goal this year is to have all the belts. If Golovkin has a belt before the end of the year, then yes, we’ll gladly fight him. If he doesn’t, see where it falls later, how it plays out.

Right now my first objective, goal, is May 4th to pick up that belt.

Q. And my very, very last question is how is making weight? I know you just fought at 168. How is making weight for 160? Things been going smooth?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) Yeah, you know, that’s always part of the game. That’s always a sacrifice, is to make weight. Working hard the weight comes off, and that’s what we’re doing.

Q. (Through translation.) When you were a young kid maybe starting in the pros, a little boy coming into boxing, did you ever imagine winning one division, two divisions, three divisions, and now possibly winning four and becoming the first Mexican in history to become an undisputed middleweight champion or world champion?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) I’m going to explain the process. When I first started as a young kid boxing I always dreamed of becoming a world champion, and I had a great example in the gym, (indiscernible) who was a champion. Through that process, through that growth, as you learn with experience and see things, I started challenging myself more and saying, Why one championship? I can go on and win more.

I’m still growing and seeing this process, and that’s what motivates me, to continue writing history and to continue reaching those goals.

Q. Canelo, you have been a professional for many years, more than ten years, and you’ve achieved a lot of your goals. As you think about your place in boxing history, what kind of legacy do you want to leave for the sport? Do you think about this now that you are a very experienced professional, about this picture of history?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) I want to be remembered as one the greats in boxing, and that’s why I continue to work hard and continue taking on these type of fights, so I can continue writing history.

Q. If you could speak to yourself as a teenager, knowing what you know now, what would you tell that younger version of Canelo?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) I would tell him to continue with that motivation, that enthusiasm, that hard work, that discipline, and continue doing what he was doing. That’s how Chepo would always tell me and remind me: You’re going to make it to as far as you want to make it.

Q. Chepo, do you think Canelo has always listened to your advice and taken it well?
JOSE CHEPO REYNOSO: (Through translation.) Yes, definitely. He listened, but not only listened, would always put it in effect, whatever the advice was. That’s what made him who he is today. He wants to, and he said it. He wants to be remembered as one of the greatest that ever boxed. That’s why he continues to learn, listen, and put it to play.

Q. (Through translation.) Being Mexican, what does it mean to fight and continue this tradition of fighting on such an important date like May 5th weekend?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) No, for me it’s very important to fight and continue this tradition as a Mexican. As a team it’s important to be fighting on those two important dates like it is, May and September. You know, it’s a great responsibility that comes along with it, but it’s taken care of with the hard work that we put in.

OSCAR DE LA HOYA: Any further questions?

Q. Canelo, I just have one simple question to ask: You’ve been fighting now in major fights for quite a while, since pretty much the first big fight you had was against Floyd Mayweather. What was its most valuable lesson you’ve learned since the Mayweather fight?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) I’ve had many fights I’ve learned. Every fight. At different levels you learn something that, and that is where I am today because of all those fights. The experience I have today is because of fights in the past.

But it’s not only those fights. It’s the ones from here on out. In boxing you never stop learning. I continue to learn and I continue to put it into practice.

Q. (Through translation.) With what you mentioned about Jacobs being a complete fighter and with what you said your goals are this year of obtaining all the belts, would you consider this a most important fight to date and that a slip, a loss here can affect your legacy and where you want to be remembered as?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) Look, right now more than ever everybody wants to fight me, to beat me. Obviously that’s the biggest thing for them. They want to come and beat me.

We’re always exposed to that. In boxing anything can happen. That’s why today I train harder than ever, so that it doesn’t happen and we continue with victories and continue winning.

Q. (Through translation.) Out of all your fights, which one do you think has taught you the most and made you the fighter that you are today?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) Every single one. Every single one has taught me something, given me the experience, the maturity, and made me the fighter that I am today. I learned from every single fight.

Q. (Through translation.) WBC requires 30-day pre weigh-in. You’ve turned it in a lot lower than Jacobs. How do you analyze that he may have to lose it in a rapid pace? How do you see it?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) No, look, it’s a part of boxing. It’s always a sacrifice to lose weight. Some lose it gradually and some wait until the week, the day before. Everybody has their own way of losing the weight.

I don’t pay attention to that. Doesn’t bother me. We just make the weight at the fight.

Q. (Through translation.) You always set goals and are looking for new challenges. There has been talks that you are willing to go up to 175 and face the likes of Kovalev. How true is that?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) Yeah, everything is possible. Look, as a team we’ve always been a team to take on all challenges. That’s what motivates and drives me. But right now, the focus is 100% on May 4th and what I have in front of me at this time.

But the door is open. It’s open and it’s possible.

Q. (Through translation.) You’ve always talked about your team, Chepo and Eddy, your family, Golden Boy. What does it mean to you, your fans, all the support you have and all the love you have from your fans?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) I’m very grateful for all the support they’ve given me from the beginning of my career, from the start until where I am today. That’s why I continue giving this level of fights, so that I can leave a legacy for my family, my team, and also for them, all my fans that have supported me.

Q. Canelo, Daniel Jacobs has a weight advantage when he gets into the ring fighting middleweights. How much do you think it helped you fighting at super middleweight?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) No, I’m a fighter that’s very confident in my ability, what I can do, and I don’t really — that doesn’t bother me. I’ve faced the strongest fighters out there and I’m prepared for that and more. I’m an elite fighter that can adapt to that.

Q. One more question: Daniel Jacobs has fought well in a south paw stance, switched it up between orthodox and south paw. How much do you expect him to fight as south paw being they at times have given you some difficulty?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) No, south paws haven’t been complicated for me. I’m a fighter that can adapt to all styles and I have shown it. Jacobs switches and that’s an ability he has, but it’s impossible that he can be a better south paw than he’s going to be orthodox.

But that’s what we’re preparing for.

Q. First of all, I want to thank you very much for taking the time out. This press conference is greatly appreciated. Just really goes back to what everyone was stating in terms of your plans of getting all the belts. Is there a particular weight you would prefer to fight at, or is it whoever has a belt you’re just going to go out there and challenge them?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) No, it’s no secret that my ideal weight is 160 pounds, the middleweight division. Look, everybody knows I’ve always loved challenges, so if there’s challenges and title out there, and are titles out there, I’m open to it like I’ve shown in the past.

Q. My other question I have is once again, I’m sure you’re very tired of here about Triple G. Seems to be coming up a lot. With the controversy with the Triple G fights, do you feel that’s something that is always going to be mentioned with your legacy? Do you feel it’s unfair, and that you have had a great career and the Triple G fights keep coming up?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) No. It’s normal. It’s normal. Look, today we still talk about Leonard and Duran and Hagler and Leonard. They’re great fights. People are going to always talk about them.

Right now my objective is May 4th. That’s where my focus is. If a third fight happens, it’ll be better than the first two. Right now my concentration and focus is on May 4th.

OSCAR DE LA HOYA: Thank you very much to all the media. We greatly appreciate it. This concludes the international press conference call. Canelo vs. Jacobs is a 12-round fight for the WBC, WBA, Lineal, Ring Magazine and IBF Middleweight World Titles presented by Golden Boy in association with Matchroom Boxing. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The event will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.

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SANTOS REMÓ CONTRACORRIENTE Y EMPATÓ CON LOS TUZOS EN EL CORONA

Apr 9, 2019

Con un elemento menos durante poco más de la mitad del partido, Santos Laguna demostró intensidad, despliegue físico y orden táctico en su enfrentamiento ante Pachuca en el Estadio Corona, el cual finalizó en empate a cero goles, dentro de la jornada 13 del Torneo Clausura 2019.

Los Guerreros, conscientes de la trascendencia de este encuentro, tuvieron que remar contracorriente durante gran parte del cotejo, solventando el trámite del encuentro e inclusive generando diferentes opciones de gol, que lastimosamente no pudieron ser concretadas.

Tal y como se propuso a lo largo de la semana de trabajo, los albiverdes saltaron a la cancha decididos a pelear por el triunfo, lo cual se reflejó en un principio con una incursión de Jesús Angulo con un tiro-centro cruzado que recorrió el área, y más tarde, por conducto de Javier Correa, en el minuto 19, con un disparo de parte interna desde los linderos del área, el cual se fue apenas desviado del ángulo de la meta hidalguense.

Al 34’, Marlos Moreno desbordó por el costado de la derecha y tiró una diagonal hacia el centro del área, donde apareció Correa para disparar de primera intención, sin embargo un defensor visitante cortó el peligro con una barrida.

El partido se puso cuesta arriba para los verdiblancos en el minuto 40, cuando el defensor Jesús Angulo vio la tarjeta roja, luego de una jugada polémica en la que recibió su segunda tarjeta amarilla por un aparente contacto en media cancha.

Ya en las postrimerías de la primera mitad, nuevamente el argentino Correa quedó en franca posición de gol, rematando directamente a las manos del guardameta Alfonso Blanco.

El estratega Rubén Duarte realizó su primera modificación previo a la finalización de la primera parte, enviando al terreno de juego a Gerardo Arteaga en lugar de Déinner Quiñones.

Luego del descanso, los Guerreros regresaron al terreno de juego convencidos de hacer un partido a la altura de las exigencias, más allá de la desventaja en cuando a jugadores en la cancha. Apenas en el minuto 50, Marlos Moreno ingresó al área, impactando al primer poste de la cabaña hidalguense.

El colombiano Moreno apareció otra vez instantes después; realizó una excepcional jugada individual, quitándose de encima a un par de rivales con base en su potencia física, pero lamentablemente no estuvo certero a la hora de definir.

El uruguayo Brian Lozano entró de cambio en el minuto 64, sustituyendo a Moreno, tras un importante desgaste físico.

La última modificación de la escuadra verdiblanca se presentó en el minuto 75, con el ingreso de Emilio Orrantia por Ayrton Preciado.

En la recta final del encuentro se vivió una jugada peligrosa en el área de Pachuca, tras un cabezazo del brasileño Matheus Dória que se fue ligeramente desviado de la meta defendida por Blanco.

Cabe destacar la presencia que mostró la defensiva santista a lo largo del partido, al nulificar por completo del rival en turno, logrando mantener el cero en su portería por cuarta ocasión en el Torneo Clausura 2019.

Alineaciones Iniciales:

Santos Laguna: 1.- Jonathan Orozco, 2.- Javier Abella, 4.- Jesús Angulo, 5.- Martín Nervo, 10.- Diego Valdés, 11.- Marlos Moreno (15.- Brian Lozano 64’), 18.- Ayrton Preciado (8.- Emilio Orrantia 75’), 21.- Matheus Dória, 22.- Déinner Quiñones (17.- Gerardo Arteaga 45’), 23.- José Juan Vázquez, 24.- Javier Correa.

DT: Rubén Duarte.

Goles: N/H.

Amonestaciones: Jesús Angulo 33’, 40’, Ayrton Preciado 38’.

Expulsiones: Jesús Angulo 40’.

Pachuca: 13.- Alfonso Blanco, 2.- Jaine Barreiro, 5.- Víctor Guzmán, 6.- Raúl López, 10.- Edwin Cardona (11.- Leonardo Ulloa 57’), 12.- Emmanuel García, 16.- Jorge Hernández, 23.- Oscar Murillo, 24.- Pablo López (7.- Ángelo Sagal 57’), 29.- Franco Jara, 33.- Ismael Sosa (340.- Raúl Castillo 75’).

DT: Martín Palermo.

Goles: N/H.

Amonestaciones: Ismael Sosa 3’, Emmanuel García 69’, Jorge Hernández 82’.

Expulsiones: N/H. 

CORTESIA: CLUB SANTOS

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“TRAS MAL PARTIDO, HAY QUE VER HACIA ADELANTE”, DIEGO ALONSO

Apr 9, 2019

Luego de haber caído ante Toluca en el Estadio Nemesio Diez, Diego Alonso asegura que hay que ver hacia adelante, dar un paso al frente y continuar en búsqueda de los objetivos.

El Director Técnico de Rayados sabe que no fue un buen partido el de este domingo, una derrota dolorosa y pide disculpas a la Mejor Afición, y ahora habrá que trabajar en lo anímico y mental para ir a Kansas City por la Final de la CONCACAF Liga de Campeones.

“Sin duda calificada como dolorosa, lamentamos los tres puntos y las formas, le pedimos disculpas a nuestra Afición , no los representamos como hubiéramos querido y como se merecen, tenemos que responsabilizarnos, tenemos que poner la mejor cara el jueves para pasar a la final de CONCACAF que es algo que anhelamos, tenemos que trabajar en lo anímico y lo mental para recuperarnos.”, dijo Diego.

Sobre la decisión de modificar el 11 titular que jugó ante Sporting Kansas City a media semana, Alonso comentó que busca darle descanso a ciertos jugadores sabiendo que en Rayados hay un Plantel increíble, lleno de grandes jugadores y todos tienen la oportunidad de se titulares.

“Cuando hay doble competencia le damos minutos a los jugadores, rotamos, le damos minutos a los jugadores, tenemos un gran Plantel de grandes jugadores y les damos oportunidades a todos a medida que va pasando el Torneo, el jueves fue un partido de mucho desgaste físico, tenemos jugadores que vienen teniendo un gran Torneo y quisimos darle oportunidad a todos.”, aseguró.

Por último, el timonel albiazul comenta que tiene un Equipo brillante, pero el resultado no se pudo conseguir y hay que responsabilizarse y dar un paso al frente para continuar por el siguiente objetivo que es la Final de la CONCACAF Liga de Campeones.

“Tenemos que dedicarnos a jugar, nuestros jugadores lo saben y lo hacen brillante, tuvimos un mal partido, con una derrota dolorosa, tenemos que responsabilizarnos y dar un paso al frente para hacer un gran encuentro el jueves y posicionar a los Rayados de Monterrey en una nueva Final Internacional”, finalizó Alonso.

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CLUB TIJUANA 3-2 AMÉRICA

Apr 9, 2019

El Club Tijuana consiguió un valioso triunfo (3-2) ante el Club América en la jornada 13 de la LIGA MX-Clausura 2019, tras el encuentro disputado este sábado en el Estadio Caliente.

Los Canes Aztecas vinieron de atrás para lograr la remontada en casa, después que las Águilas se adelantaron en el marcador sobre el minuto 14, con un golazo de Guido Rodríguez. Miller Bolaños respondió para la casa, con otro soberbio gol que se incrustó en el ángulo derecho defendido por Agustín Marchesín, en el minuto 33 del primer lapso.

En el mismo primer tiempo, Guido Rodríguez volvió a aparecer en el área local, para concretar de bolea el 1-2 parcial sobre el 41.

En el complemento, los Xoloitzcuintles lograron igualar por la vía penal, en un cobro cristalizado por Gustavo Bou en el minuto 71.

La voltereta se dio en una gran jugada orquestada por el mismo Bou, quien envió un pase preciso para Ariel Nahuelpán, quien se esforzó hasta el final para ganar la pelota, y definir ante la salida de Marchesín en el minuto 76 del tiempo corrido.

Con este resultado, los Rojinegros llegaron a 22 puntos y se metieron de lleno a la pelea por un boleto a la fiesta grande del balompié nacional.

Ahora el Club Tijuana se enfocará en la siguiente jornada del certamen, en la que visitarán a Pumas de la UNAM el próximo 14 de Abril en el Estadio Olímpico Universitario de la CDMX.

CORTESIA: CLUB TIJUANA

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Mucho por hacer

Apr 9, 2019

Si bien mostró una cara mucho más ofensiva e intensa y generó varias oportunidades para abrir el marcador, sobre todo en el primer tiempo, el Guadalajara padeció una vez más de la falta de contundencia y, aunado a la pronta lesión de Jair Pereira y la expulsión de Alexis Vega, terminó por caer frente a Lobos BUAP por la mínima diferencia la noche de este sábado en el Estadio Akron, en duelo de la fecha 13 del Torneo de Clausura 2019, lo cual obliga a los rojiblancos a trabajar a marchas forzadas para enmendar el rumbo a toda costa para ganar sus 4 últimos cotejos del campeonato nacional.

La modificaciones al once inicial que Alberto Coyote realizó mostraron a un Rebañofrontal desde el arranque de partido y apenas al 2’ se quedó cerca de mover el electrónico luego de una gran jugada colectiva con toques de primera entre Eduardo LópezMiguel BasultoAlexis Vega y Alan Pulido, pero una oportuna barrida de la zaga de los licántropos evitó el disparo. Al 8’ Isaac Brizuela filtró para Alejandro Mayorga, quien llegó a línea de fondo y condujo pegado a la raya por unos metros, pero su pase raso no alcanzó a ser rematado por Vega. Cinco minutos después ‘Chofis’cedió a la banda derecha para la incorporación de Carlos Villanueva y éste metió un centro al corazón del área que Francisco Rodríguez estuvo a punto de meter en su propio arco al rechazar la pelota, y en la siguiente jugada el mismo ‘Maza’ fue superado en velocidad por Alexis, pero el delantero rojiblanco cruzó de más su tiro.

La escuadra tapatía no cesó ni en ímpetu ni en la generación de oportunidades y al 16’ el ‘Cone’ habilitó a Vega por la banda izquierda, luego recortó hacia adentro y cedió para López, que de primera chutó muy por arriba de la cabaña. Al 21’ Villanuevacontroló el balón desde la esquina derecha y fue dejando rivales a su paso hasta que llegó a los linderos del área y desde ahí probó suerte, pero la esférica terminó en las manos de Antonio Rodríguez. La visita contestó tímidamente 1 minuto después cuando Yago da Silva escapó a toda velocidad por la banda derecha y luego cambió de juego para Bryan Rabello, pero éste chutó sin fuerza desde la frontal a las manos de Miguel Jiménez. El de la quiniela estuvo a punto de llegar al 27’, luego de que ‘Chofis’se apoyó en media cancha con Vega y éste de primera tocó a la banda izquierda para Pulido, quien filtró tendido a la llegada de López dentro del área y justo cuando jalaría del gatillo fue desarmado por la zaga. Al 45’ el VAR decretó la expulsión de Alexis, luego de que en primera instancia el árbitro central lo había amonestado por una falta sobre Joaquín Esquivel.

Con el Guadalajara con uno menos y los Lobos que apostaron a la pelota parada como única herramienta para ofender, el partido perdió intensidad y brillo. Los universitarios se quedaron a punto de sorprender al 58’ cuando en el cobro de un tiro de esquina Aldo Cruz puso el balón en el larguero. Tres minutos después Mayorga condujo a toda velocidad desde tres cuartos de cancha, se sacudió la marca de Leiton Jiménez con una bicicleta y al llegar al manchón penal cedió para Brizuela, pero su tiro fue atajado por el guardameta. Al 70’ el mismo ‘Mayo’ esquivó la marca de dos defensas poblanos con un taquito y se enfiló rumbo al arco, pero su pase retrasado no encontró compañero.

Con muy poco la visita se puso en ventaja, ya que al 80’ Aldo Cruz metió un centro desde la banda izquierda, que desvió ligeramente Molina y que dejó solo frente al ‘Wacho’ a Michaell Chirinos, que de cabeza la mandó a guardar. En la recta final del encuentro la afición jugó un papel importante y con el grito de ‘Chivas, Chivas’ impulsó al equipo a ir por el empate a como diera lugar, lo cual se quedó cerca de conseguir en el último minuto del encuentro en el cobro de un tiro de esquina que el ‘Wacho’remató, pero muy débil y a las manos del portero.

Guadalajara 0-1 Lobos BUAP
(Aldo Cruz al 80’)
Árbitro: Óscar Macías Romo
Estadio Akron

Alineaciones:

Guadalajara: 34 Miguel Jiménez, 27 Carlos Villanueva (AM al 71’), 4 Jair Pereira (5 Hedgardo Marín al 10’ (AM al 86’)), 21 Hiram Mier, 3 Alejandro Mayorga (AM al 51’), 20 Jesús Molina (6 Dieter Villalpando al 83’), 28 Miguel Basulto, 10 Eduardo López (29 Alejandro Zendejas al 45’), 11 Isaac Brizuela, 9 Alan Pulido y 7 Alexis Vega (EXP al 43’).
D.T. Alberto Coyote.

Lobos BUAP: 1 Antonio Rodríguez, 25 Víctor Velázquez 3 Francisco Rodríguez (AM al 53’), 30 Leiton Jiménez, 18 Aldo Cruz, 10 Abraham González, 4 Joaquín Esquivel (307 Óscar Macías al 60’), 14 Bryan Rabello, 21 Yago da Silva (19 Mauro Lainez al 40’), 33 Michaell Chirinos (310 Edson Torres al 81’) y 29 Leonardo Ramos.
D.T. Francisco Palencia.

CORTESIA: CLUB CHIVAS

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Revés en el Azteca

Apr 9, 2019

Desde que inició el cotejo, los futbolistas de Víctor Manuel Vucetich intentaron hacer frente al rival, por medio de la tenencia del esférico. Los albiazules salieron con determinación a jugar de tú a tú, lo que permitió ver un encuentro de ida y vuelta, con llegada en ambas porterías.

Sin embargo y, a pesar, de contar con un buen accionar en el campo, Orbelín Pineda, adelantó a Cruz Azul, con un certero remate al minuto 17 de tiempo corrido.

Posteriormente, el juez central del partido mostró la tarjeta roja a Alexis Pérez, tras una infracción que tuvo que ser revisada por el V.A.R., por lo que el duelo se puso cuesta arriba para los Gallos.

Ya en el segundo lapso, nuestro estratega mandó al campo a Jorge Luis Rojas y a Jaime Gómez, para tratar de darle dinámica al medio campo albiazul.

Cuando los queretanos parecían volver a la pelea, Milton Caraglio, marcó el segundo tanto para los locales al 63′ y después consiguió uno más desde los once pasos al 77′, para poner cifras definitivas al partido y así sentencias la caída de los Gallos Blancos en la capital mexicana.

CORTESIA: CLUB QUERETARO

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JAMES ‘LIGHTS OUT’ TONEY TO BE SPECIAL VIP GUEST FOR APRIL 25

Apr 9, 2019

JAMES ‘LIGHTS OUT’ TONEY TO BE SPECIAL VIP GUEST FOR APRIL 25 EDITION OF GOLDEN BOY DAZN THURSDAY NIGHT FIGHTS
YVES ULYSSE JR. TO BATTLE STEVE CLAGGETT IN MAIN EVENT
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019 AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO
Tickets Now on Sale!INDIO, CALIF. (April 9, 2019): Future Hall of Famer James “Lights Out” Toney will be the special VIP guest for the April 25 edition of Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights, which headlined by the 10-round rematch between super lightweight contender Yves Ulysse Jr. (17-1, 9 KOs) of Montreal, Canada and Steve Claggett (27-5-2, 17 KOs) of Calgary, Canada. The event will take place at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Details for how to watch the fights will be announced shortly 
Toney is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan who captured world titles in the middleweight, super middleweight and cruiserweight divisions. He also fought for a world title in the heavyweight division. Toney was known for his defensive style and his incredible hand speed. He also fought the likes of Iran “The Blade” Barkley, Roy Jones Jr., Montell “Ice” Griffin, Mike “Bodysnatcher” McCallum, Vassiliy “The Tiger” Jirov, Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield, John “The Quiet Man” Ruiz, and Hasim “The Roch” Rahman in a career that spanned nearly 30 years.Toney will be in attendance for this event to meet fans, sign autographs and take pictures inside the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center. The meet-and-greet is open to the public with the purchase of a ticket to the event. In the co-main event, Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (18-1-1, 7 KOs) of Tierralta, Colombia, will defend his NABF Bantamweight Title against Joshua “The Professor” Franco (14-1-1, 7 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas in a 10-round rematch between two Golden Boy contenders. Alexis “Lex” Rocha (12-0, 8 KOs) of Santa Ana, Calif. will defend his WBC Continental Americas Welterweight Title in a 10-round fight against Shoki Sakai (23-9-2, 13 KOs) of Amagasaki, Japan. Marlen Esparza (5-0, 1 KOs) of Houston, Texas will return to the ring after almost a year of inactivity in an eight-round battle against Jhosep Vizcaino (8-8, 3 KOs) of Quito, Ecuador for the vacant NABO Flyweight Title. Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed (23-2, 12 KOs), a southpaw contender of Washington, D.C. who has not been in the ring for a year, will make his comeback in an eight-round super lightweight bout.
Kevin Ventura (10-0, 8 KOs) of Omaha, Nebraska will face Josh Hernandez (8-2, 7 KOs) of Chicago, Illinois in a six-round lightweight fight. Raul “Cougar” Curiel (5-0-3 KOs) of Tamaulipas, Mexico will fight in a six-round welterweight clash against Andrew Rodgers (4-6-1, 2 KOs) of Elkhart, Indiana. Anthony Reyes (4-0, 3 KOs), the hard-hitting native of Coachella, Calif. will return in a four-round super bantamweight battle. Anthony Garnica (1-0,1 KO) of Oakland, Calif. will participate in the second fight of his career in a four-round featherweight bout.  Opponents for Reed, Ventura, Garnica, and Reyes will be announce shortly. 
Ulysse Jr. vs. Claggett II is a 10-round fight for the WBA Gold Super Lightweight Title presented by Golden Boy and Eye of the Tiger Management. The event is sponsored by Tecate,”THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING.”  The fights will take place Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Details for how to watch the fights will be announced shortly Tickets for the event are on sale and start at $25. Tickets will be available at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino box office, by calling 1-800-827-2946, or by purchasing online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

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Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 11600 Village Place Drive

Apr 9, 2019
Surveillance Photos Released in Fatal Shooting at 11600 Village Place Drive
Houston police have released surveillance photos of two men believed to be involved in the fatal shooting of a man that occurred at 11600 Village Place about 11:55 p.m. on Monday (April 8).

The victim, 28, was transported to West Houston Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  His identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives B. Evans and T. Tyler reported:

The victim and a friend were at a nearby convenience store when he got into an altercation with another male.  The victim and his friend then left the store and observed a vehicle following them.  Someone from the suspect’s vehicle then fired a shot, striking the victim.

The driver of the vehicle, described only as a dark-colored, four-door sedan with white lettering near the top of the windshield, fled the scene.

Surveillance video from the convenience store shows two males standing in line behind the victim at the time of the disturbance. 

Anyone with information on the identities of the two males or the suspect vehicle is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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