CHUCK LIDDELL TO BATTLE TITO ORTIZ IN FINAL

Sep 14, 2018
THE THIRD FIGHT IS ON! CHUCK LIDDELL TO BATTLE TITO ORTIZ 
IN FINAL CHAPTER OF HISTORIC RIVALRY 
SATURDAY, NOV. 24 AT LOS ANGELES’ ‘FABULOUS’ FORUM 
AND TELEVISED LIVE ON PAY-PER-VIEW
Tickets on Sale Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m PT!
LOS ANGELES (Sept. 12, 2018): The final chapter of most historic rivalry in mixed martial arts history will take place as Chuck Liddell (30-8, 20 KOs) takes on Tito Ortiz(19-12-1, 8 KOs) in a three-round main event on Saturday, Nov. 24 at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, California. The fight will be presented live on Pay-Per-View beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET.
Liddell was a former kickboxer who became a veritable legend in the sport of MMA. Liddell defended the UFC Light Heavyweight crown four times against the likes of Tito OrtizRandy Couture and Jeremy Horn. Liddell, who also has victories against Alistair Overeem and Wanderlei Silva, will return to the cage after eight years to fulfill what he says is his fans’ biggest desire.
“I’ve already knocked him out twice,” said Chuck Liddell. “I’m doing this for my fans because this is the one fight they all keep asking me for, and they want to see him knocked out. Tito is a punk, but I also want to inspire people and show them that the only limitations we have are the ones we put on ourselves. For me, it’s a fight to right some wrongs from the past and to renew my strength and discipline. My focus is laser sharp, and I can’t wait to see blood! Tito is going down! I’m thrilled to be partnered with Golden Boy Promotions for this event because they understand the sacrifice that we fighters make to entertain the world. Together we are going to bring the biggest event in MMA history. November 24, you better be watching!”
Known worldwide as the “Huntington Beach Bad Boy,” Ortiz became one of the first stars of mix martial arts and has faced the likes of Ken ShamrockForrest GriffinWanderlei SilvaVitor Belfort and Ryan Bader. Ortiz held the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship for three years and is considered one of the most important figures the sport has ever had. Ortiz will return after first-round submission victory against Chael Sonnen in January 2017 and will look to return to Inglewood, Calif. to finish a rivalry what was started several years ago.
“It’s extremely important that I finish this the way I want to,” said Tito Ortiz. “Liddell was my friend. He says he’s not my friend, well great. We’re enemies, and that’s just the way it is. Now it’s time for fans to buy this pay-per-view to watch one of the best fights of my career. Chuck will come in thinking he can knock me out. He’ll come in swinging for the fences, but I’ll knock his ass out. Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions has stepped up to give fans what they want after 25 years of mixed martial arts. To be a partner in such a big promotion has always been my dream.”
“This event will be huge for sports fans around the world,” said Oscar De La Hoya, CEO and Chairman of Golden Boy Promotions. “Liddell and Ortiz are two of the most recognized fighters in mixed martial arts history. They are legends in the sport. Everyone remembers that their rivalry helped put the sport on the map, and we’re excited to host the next and final chapter of this historic rivalry.”
The undercard of this event will be fully stacked with competitive mixed martial arts bouts. Details will be announced shortly.
Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 is a three-round light heavyweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The fights will take place on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The fight will be presented live on Pay-Per-View beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET.
Tickets for Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 go on sale Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at 10:00 am PT. Tickets are priced at $30, $50, $100, $150, $300, $500 and Ringside VIP $1,000. (Limited Number Ringside VIP Available Access To The Forum Club Included) Prices do not include applicable facility fees and service charges, with a total ticket limit of 12 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.fabulousforum.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and also at the Forum Box Office.
For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com. Follow on Twitter @GoldenBoyBoxing, @TitoOrtiz, and @ChuckLiddell. Become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxinghttps://www.facebook.com/titoortizhbbb and
https://www.facebook.com/ChuckLiddell/. Follow on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing and @OscarDeLaHoya. Follow the conversation using #LiddellOrtiz3.
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U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM TO 1-0 VICTORY IN USA-MEXICO

Sep 14, 2018

TYLER ADAMS’ STRIKE LEADS U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM TO 1-0 VICTORY IN USA-MEXICO, PRESENTED BY AT&T

Tyler Adams Records First International Goal in 71st Minute;
USA Improves Record Against Mexico to 14-7-6 Since 2000

NASHVILLE (Sept. 11, 2018) – Continuing to test itself against some of the best in the world, the U.S. Men’s National Team was buoyed by a second-half surge and utilized a 71st minute strike from Tyler Adams – his first international goal – to earn a 1-0 victory against regional rivals Mexico in front of 40,194 fans at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. With the victory, the USA improves its all-time mark against Mexico to 19-34-15 and extends its series advantage since 2000 to 14-7-6.

The MNT utilized a high press to break up Mexico’s passing lanes early on, but the visitors carried possession for much of the first half. El Trí forced two important stops out of Zack Steffen, with the USA goalkeeper pushing Edson Alvarez’s snap header off a corner kick over the bar in the 15thminute before smothering Roberto Alvarado’s one-time effort in the 37th.

The USA had its first-half opportunities as well, with Gyasi Zardes earning a free kick just outside the area, before Kellyn Acosta’s take was blocked by the wall in the 28th minute. Later in the half, Zardes laid a pass for Tim Weah, with the 18-year-old taking a low first-time hit that Mexico goalkeeper Hugo Gonzalez got down well to save.

As so many USA-Mexico clashes have been, the second half became a physical affair, which boiled over after the hour mark. It began as Diego Lainez was judged to have fouled Matt MIazga in the U.S. box, with the pair exchanging a healthy dose of words and gestures. Play restarted, but stopped soon again when Angel Zaldivar delivered a two-footed tackle on Wil Trapp at midfield that forced referee Ricardo Montero to show a straight red card in the 67th minute.

Up a man, the USA needed just four minutes to take advantage. Working with more space, Kellyn Acosta sprung Antonee Robinson down the left, allowing the full back to deliver a low cross into the box. Adams met the cross with a late run and one-timed his effort past Hugo Gonzalez in the 71 stminute. The goal was the 19-year-old midfielder’s first for the U.S. MNT.

With Mexico unable to create much in the attack while down a man, the USA weathered the physical play to earn the 1-0 victory over its regional rival.

The MNT will continue to test itself against top international sides with a pair of Kickoff Series matches next month. The USA will host Colombia on Thursday, Oct. 11 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. (7:30 p.m. ET; FS1, UniMas, UDN), and follow that up with a match against Peru on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. (7:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2, UniMas, UDN).

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Tyler Adams (Antonee Robinson) 71st minute: It took the USA just four minutes after the going up a man to find the opening goal. With more space to work with, the USA took advantage, with Kellyn Acosta slotting Antonee Robinson in down the left side. The full back centered a low pass into the box where a late run from Adams allowed him to one-time his effort past Hugo Gonzalez USA 1, MEX 0 [ WATCH ] FINAL.

Key Save and Defensive Plays:
USA – Zack Steffen, 15th minute: The first good chance of the match came from Mexico as Roberto Alvarado’s corner kick from the left picked out Edson Alvarez at the near post. The defender snapped his header towards goal, but Steffen pushed the ball over the bar to force another corner kick. On the ensuing take from the right, Steffen easily claimed the ball at the back post.

USA – Zack Steffen, 37th minute: Catching the U.S. in transition, Mexico broke out with another dangerous attack when Diego Lainez sped down the right before beating Wil Trapp into the penalty area. Once there, Lainez dashed along on the end line and centered for Alvarado, but his first-time effort was smothered a yard off the line by Steffen.

MEX – Hugo Gonzalez, 40th minute: Tim Weah helped the U.S. attack find its footing late in the second half. Minutes after blasting a long-range effort to earn a corner kick, Weah forced El Trí goalkeeper Hugo Gonzalez into action for the first time. Intercepting a pass in midfield, Wil Trapp quickly transitioned to Gyasi Zardes, who switched the ball to the left for Weah. The winger took the pass in stride and one-timed a low effort from outside the box that Gonzalez did well to block.

MEX – Hugo Gonzalez, 62nd minute: The U.S. continued to pressure and came close again thanks to a quick restart from Julian Green. The substitute midfielder played to the left for Antonee Robinson who took some space before whipping in a cross for Zardes that Gonzalez claimed it at the near post.

Additional Notes:

  • The MNT improves its record against Mexico to 19-34-15 and leads the series since 2000 with a 14-7-6 mark.
  • Tyler Adams’ 71st minute strike was the first of his senior international career.
  • Antonee Robinson recorded his second international assist on Adams’ goal.
  • Zack Steffen made three saves to keep his second career clean sheet.
  • With an average of 23 years, 5 days, the Starting XI was the youngest the MNT has put out against Mexico in the modern era (1990-present). The next youngest lineup against El Trí in that timespan came on March 12, 1991, a 2-2 draw in Los Angeles (23 years, 289 days).
  • The match was the sixth consecutive game in which the MNT lineup averaged under 24 years.
  • Midfielder Weston McKennie exited the match in the 40th minute with a left knee sprain.
  • At 18 years, 201 days, Tim Weah became the third youngest player in the MNT’s modern era to start against Mexico after Christian Pulisic (18 years, 54 days; Nov. 16, 2011) and Jozy Altidore (18 years, 92 days; Feb. 6, 2008).
  • Wil Trapp captained the side for the sixth time. Trapp has worn the armband in every U.S. match this year except for the 3-0 win against Bolivia on May 28.
  • Collecting his fifth cap, Zack Steffen became the second-least experienced goalkeeper to make his first appearance against Mexico after Jonny Walker, who made his third and final MNT appearance in a 1-0 win against El Trí on April 28, 2004.
  • Adams and Trapp made their team-leading sixth appearances of 2018.
  • Matt Miazga and Cameron Carter-Vickers were deployed as the MNT’s center back pairing for the third time. The duo partnered in the 1-0 victory against Paraguay on March 27 and the 2-1 defeat at Ireland on June 2.
  • Nine of players in the Starting XI are products of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls), Weston McKennie (FC Dallas), Matt Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Shaq Moore (FC Dallas) Zack Steffen (FC DELCO), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC), Tim Weah (New York Red Bulls/BW Gottschee), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy).
  • With the MNT dressing 20 players, goalkeeper Alex Bono and defender Aaron Long were healthy scratches from tonight’s matchday squad.
  • The MNT moves to 2-2-1 all-time at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium.
  • This is the second time the MNT has played on September 11. The first came in 2012, a 1-0 win against Jamaica in Semifinal Round World Cup Qualifying in Columbus, Ohio.
  • During their stay in the New York area last week, the U.S. Men’s National Team met with members of the NYPD and FDNY Soccer Teams at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum , exchanging jerseys and touring the museum.

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

Match: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Mexico
Date: September 11, 2018
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Nissan Stadium; Nashville, Tenn.
Attendance: 40,194
Kickoff: 8:10 p.m. CT / 9:10 p.m. ET
Weather: 69 degrees; cloudy

Scoring Summary: 1   2   F 
USA                          0   1   1
MEX                         0   0   0

USA – Tyler Adams (Antonee Robinson)     71st minute

Lineups:
USA: 1-Zack Steffen; 19-Shaq Moore (2-DeAndre Yedlin, 85), 5-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 3-Matt Miazga, 15-Eric Lichaj (17-Antonee Robinson, 56 ); 20-Wil Trapp (capt.); 23-Kellyn Acosta (10-Cristian Roldan, 85), 4- Tyler Adams, 8-Weston McKennie (16-Julian Green, 40), 11-Tim Weah (25-Marky Delgado, 90+2); 9-Gyasi Zardes (7- Bobby Wood, 80)
Substitutes not used: 12-Ethan Horvath, 13-Andrija Novakovich, 21-Tim Parker
Head coach: Dave Sarachan

MEX: 1-Hugo González; 19-José Abella, 3-Hugo Ayala (capt.), 2-Oswaldo Alanís (21-Jesús Angulo, 90+3), 17-Gerardo Arteaga; 4-Edson Álvarez, 5-Victor Guzmán (23-Jesús Gallardo, 80); 18-Diego Lainez (11-Elías Hernández, 74 ), 24-Roberto Alvarado (10-Alan Pulido, 74), 16-Erick Aguirre; 14-Ángel Zaldivar
Substitutes not used: 12-Gibran Lajud, 6-Jonathan Dos Santos, 8-Luis Rodriguez, 20-Jonathan González 
Head coach: Ricardo ‘Tuca’ Ferreti

Stats Summary: USA / MEX
Shots: 13 / 10
Shots on Goal: 3 / 3
Saves: 3 / 2
Corner Kicks: 4 / 3
Fouls: 12 / 8
Offside: 0 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Matt Miazga (caution) 38th minute
MEX – Edson Álvarez (caution) 66
MEX – Ángel Zaldivar (sent off) 67
USA – DeAndre Yedlin (caution) 88
USA – Bobby Wood (caution) 89

Officials: 
Referee: Ricardo Montero (CRC)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Carlos Mora (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Gerson Lopez (GUA)
4th Official: Juan Gabriel Calderon (CRC)

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: Tyler Adams

Cortesia: ussoccer.com

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CANELO VS. GGG 2 GRAND ARRIVALS

Sep 14, 2018
CANELO VS. GGG 2 GRAND ARRIVALS QUOTES, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 AT T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
PRESENTED LIVE BY HBO PAY-PER-VIEW
 Photos and Videos
Photo Credit: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions 
Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
LAS VEGAS (Sept. 11, 2018) – Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez(49-1-2, 34 KOs) and WBC/WBA/IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) made their grand arrivals today at the MGM Grand Resort and Casino in Las Vegas ahead of their highly anticipated rematch on Sept. 15 at T-Mobile Arena,  produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at the special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
They were joined by breakout Mexican star Jaime Munguia (30-0, 25 KOs), who will make the second defense of his WBO Junior Middleweight World Title against rugged Canadian contender Brandon “Bad Boy” Cook (20-1, 13 KOs) in a 12-round battle.Former IBF Middleweight World Champion David Lemieux (39-4, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Canada and Irish warrior Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (28-2, 20 KOs) of Cork, Ireland will go head-to-head in a 12-round middleweight battle that has Fight of the Year candidate written all over it.Former pound-for-pound king and former four-division world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-2, 38 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua will make his highly anticipated return against experienced Mexican warrior Moises “Moi” Fuentes (25-5-1, 14 KOs) in a 10-round super flyweight battle that will open the HBO Pay-Per-View telecast.
Below is what the fighters had to say at today’s grand arrivals:
CANELO ALVAREZ, LINEAL MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION:
“I’m bothered by all the stupid things they’ve been saying. I don’t know which one to laugh about or get angry about at this point. But their statements are all excuses for the loss they will take this Saturday. I have been using all of these statements as motivation for my fighton Saturday. I know that it can be dangerous to go in the ring with a hot head, but I have experience. I know how to use this anger in the ring intelligently. I’m happy for all the support the fans give me, and I will give them a great fight this Saturday.”
GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN, WBC/WBA/IBO MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION:
“Mexican Independence Day is a huge day for boxing and boxing fans. I am a professional.  I am not nervous but I am very excited to be able to defend my titles on a major Mexican national holiday for the third consecutive time.  My Mexican fans like true fighters and true heroes. This may be a rematch but it is a different story, a better story, a bigger story.  This fight is the biggest level for me, 100%.  I am healthy and strong.  I had my best training camp.  I have the fight I want against the fighter I want and on the biggest stage.  Why shouldn’t I be happy?  If Canelo gives me a chance and fights like he claims he will, I will knock him out.  It is time for the Big Drama Show.”
JAIME MUNGUIA, WBO JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION:
“I’m very happy for the support that I’m getting from the fans. I feel they are drawn to me because of my style of fighting and because they know I like to give a great show to the fans. Right now, it’s just about maintaining weight and preparing for the weigh-in. I know Cook is tough and difficult fighter, but you’re going to see a more relaxed and concentrated Jaime Munguia this Saturday.”
BRANDON “BAD BOY” COOK, JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT CONTENDER:
“It’s a dream come true for me. Two fights had gotten cancelled. This is a huge opportunity for my team. I didn’t come here to get paid, I came here to fight. Munguia’s tough. I was running this morning, and I saw him running, so I know he’s preparing well. This is one of the toughest challenges of my life. I can’t thank Golden Boy enough. This is it, and I can’t wait.I know he’s ready, I’m ready. I’m going to be his toughest opponent to date.”
DAVID LEMIEUX, FORMER MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION
“I’m excited for Saturday night. I promise you some fireworks. I hope everyone enjoys the show. He has a big mouth. He likes to talk garbage on social media. He’s not the best kind of guy. I’m going to knock him out and make a lot of people happy. I’m at 100% right now. You’re going to see David Lemieux who is at his best this Saturday.”
GARY “SPIKE” O’SULLIVAN, MIDDLEWEIGHT CONTENDER
“It means a great deal for me. It took me eight years to get here. I’m more ready than I’ve ever been before. He’s going to be cooked. He’s very one dimensional. He does the same thing over and over again. He says the same stuff over and over again. I’m going to teach him a lesson on Saturday night. I’m a very hard worker, I’ve been a hard worker my whole life. I fight like a Mexican.Watch out David, you’re getting knocked out.”
ROMAN “CHOCOLATITO” GONZALEZ, FORMER FOUR-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION
“I thank God for this opportunity. This is exactly what I have been praying for. I’m ready to make my comeback against this tough opponent. I will show the world I can still be a world champion.”
Canelo vs. GGG 2 is a 12-round fight for the middleweight championship of the world presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions. Munguia vs. Cook is a 12-round battle for the WBO Junior Middleweight World Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Zanfer Promotions. Lemieux vs. O’Sullivan is a 12-round a WBA World Title Eliminator presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of The Tiger Management in association with Murphy’s Boxing. Gonzalez vs. Fuentes is a 10-round super flyweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions and Zanfer Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle,” O’Reilly Auto Parts, Fred Loya Insurance, Interjet, Venom, and Fathom Events. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
“24/7 Canelo/GGG 2” is streaming on HBO GO & HBO NOW. Canelo’s fifth “24/7” appearance and Golovkin’s third, “24/7 CANELO/GGG 2” is the latest installment of the acclaimed franchise that began in 2007.
Limited tickets for Canelo vs. GGG 2 are still available, and are priced at
$5,000, $2,500, $2,000, $1,500, $800, $700, and $500 not including applicable service charges and taxes. There will be a limit of eight (8) per person at the $5,000, $2,500, $2,000, $1,500, $800, $700 and $500 price levels. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849). Tickets are also available for purchase at www.t-mobilearena.com or www.axs.com.
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Terence Crawford Firma Un Nuevo Acuerdo Multianual con Top Rank

Sep 14, 2018

Terence Crawford Firma Un Nuevo Acuerdo Multianual con Top Rank

LAS VEGAS (6 de septiembre del 2018) –  Top Rank se enorgullece en anunciar que la superestrella libra por libra y el actual campeón mundial peso welter de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), Terence “Bud” Crawford, ha aceptado un nuevo acuerdo multianual con la compañía. Crawford, quien firmó originalmente con Top Rank en el 2011, ha capturado títulos mundiales en tres categorías de peso y ganó el premio al “Mejor Peleador” en los ESPYS del 2018.

Crawford (33-0, 24 KOs), el orgullo de Omaha, Nebraska, tiene marca de 11-0,8 KOs, en peleas de título mundial. Capturó su primer título mundial, la corona de peso ligero de la OMB, con una decisión unánime contra Ricky Burns el 1ro de marzo del 2014. Menos de cuatro meses después, consolidó su status de peleador élite de libra por libra con un nocaut técnico en el noveno asalto ante elcubano Yuriorkis Gamboa frente a casi 11,000 fanáticos en Omaha. Crawford hizo una defensa más de su título de peso ligero antes de subir a las 140 libras.

Crawford limpió la división de las 140 libras, obteniendo un récord de 7-0 en la categoría de peso y unificando los cuatro cinturones principales de título mundial con un nocaut en el tercer asalto contra Julius Indongo en agosto del año pasado. Sin nada más que lograr en las 140 libras, Crawford puso su mirada en la división de peso welter. En su debut en el peso welter, el 9 de junio en el MGM Grand Garden Arena de Las Vegas, Crawford derrotó al previamente invicto Jeff Horn con una victoria por nocaut en la novena ronda para capturar el título welter de la OMB.

Sin embargo, Crawford tiene asuntos pendientes en el peso welter. Armado con el respaldo de Top Rank y el nuevo acuerdo de siete años de la compañía con ESPN, él está listo, dispuesto y capaz a enfrentarse a otros campeones mundiales de la división.

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Concentración y buen ambiente

Sep 13, 2018

Jornada Rayada: Concentración y buen ambiente

El día de Rayados

Este fin de semana recibimos a Chivas en Casa, y en cada Entrenamiento Rayado dejamos el máximo de esfuerzo y actitud Rayada para llegar con la mejor preparación de cara al duelo de la jornada 9.

Los Rayados realizamos futbol en espacios reducidos la mayor parte de la práctica, afinando detalles y dejando todo en cada balón disputado en el Centro de Entrenamiento BBVA Bancomer El Barrial.

Dirigidos por Diego Alonso y el Cuerpo Técnico, los albiazules se dicen listos para recibir al rebaño y conseguir los tres puntos a disputarse este fin de semana.

Por la tarde Guillermo Madrigal, Stefan Medina y Carlos Rodríguez convivieron con pequeños de la asociación Unidos Contigo, en una tarde llena de risas, diversión y billar.

Cortesia: Club Monterrey

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¨GALLO¨ ESTRADA GANO GUERRA DE GALLOS EN EL FORUM

Sep 13, 2018
¨GALLO¨ ESTRADA GANO GUERRA DE GALLOS EN EL FORUM

La experiencia y la clase del  sonorense Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada se impusieron para derrotar por decisión unánime en 12 asaltos al fuerte peleador capitalino Felipe ¨Gallito¨ Orucuta en una emocionante pelea digna de dos mexicanos en la pelea estelar en el Forum de Inglewood, California en la funcion Superfly 3 que presento 360 Promotions.
 
Estrada (37-3, 25 Kos)  apretó a finales del sexto y séptimo a un valiente “Gallito” Orucuta (36-5,30KO) y el combate se tornó emocionante desde ahí hasta el final y puso de pie a los aficionados en el Forum de Inglewood.
Las  tarjetas de los jueces fueron: 118-110 y 117-111X2 todas a favor de Estrada y así convertirse en el retador numero uno al título Supermosca del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo.
¨Apreté para terminar con Orucuta, pero es un peleador fuerte y un gran boxeador, seguro vendrán buenas cosas para él; quiero la revancha contra Rungvisai, lo estaré esperando¨ expresó el orgullo de Puerto Peñasco, Sonora de 28 años.
 
Desde que sonó la campana el sonorense tomó la iniciativa, del cual logró conectar par de derechas que sorprendieron a Orocuta. Pero los movimientos de cintura y certeros golpes no dejaban duda sobre quién comandaba la pelea.
 
En los rounds intermedios, el mexiquense logra presionar y sacarle un par de episodios con buenas combinaciones al de Puerto Peñasco, en la zona de cuerdas sometiendo y parando los buenos movimientos de cintura de Estrada.
 
En los asaltos finales Estrada vuelve a entrar en control de la batalla, aunque Orocuta sigue presionando no logra conseguir que los jueces cambien de opinión.
 
En la pelea coestelar, Donnie Nietes empató con Alston Palcite por tarjetas de 118-110, 112-116 y 114-114 y el cinturón supermosca de la OMB continua vacante. El japonés Kazuto Ioka venció por decisión unánime al puertorriqueño McWilliam Arroyo, los jueces dieron 99-90 y 97-92 (2) para conseguir el título mundial plata supermosca del CMB
 
Por su parte la tijuanense Brenda Flores derrotó por decisión dividida a la australiana Louis Hawton por tarjetas de 93-97, 97-93, 94-96, para apoderarse del cinturón peso átomo del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo.
 
“Este cinturon es para mi familia y todo la gente bonit de Tijuana que siempre me ha apoyado”dijo Flores quien es la tercera mujer de Tijuana que conquista un campeonato mundial al igual que Jackie Nava y Kenia Enrique.
 
Abriendo la cartelera JoselitoVelázquez de Cancun, Quinta Roo no pasó problemas para vencer a su rival Alfredo Flores por decisión unánime (60-54 los tres jueces) en seis asaltos.
 
Fotos: Germán Villaseñor/Zanfer.

 

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‘COUNTDOWN TO CANELO VS. GGG 2’

Sep 13, 2018
**VIDEO ALERT**
WATCH NOW! 
‘COUNTDOWN TO CANELO VS. GGG 2’ REVEALS BRUTAL STREET FIGHTING PAST OF CANELO ALVAREZ AND GENNADY ‘GGG’ GOLOVKIN
CANELO VS. GGG 2 TAKES PLACE SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 AT T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS, PRESENTED LIVE BY HBO PAY-PER-VIEW
(ABOVE, L-R: Canelo Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin face-off in the commercial for 
“Countdown to Canelo vs. GGG 2”)
Click HERE to Watch the 30-Minute Special “Countdown to Canelo vs. GGG 2”
Click HERE for Behind the Scenes Photos from “Countdown to Canelo vs. GGG 2”
Click HERE to Watch the Commercial for “Countdown to Canelo vs. GGG 2” 
LOS ANGELES (Sept. 10, 2018): Golden Boy Promotions, GGG Promotions and Leigh Simons Productions are proud to present “Countdown to Canelo vs. GGG 2,” a 30-minute special that features never-before-heard details about the dangerous street fighting pasts of Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) and WBC, WBA, and IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) who will fight for the middleweight championship of the world on Saturday, Sept. 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
While making the 30-minute special, producer Leigh Simons discovered that both Canelo and Golovkin had their own respective street fighting pasts that lead them down the path to becoming professional fighters. Both Canelo and Golovkin are sure to channel the aggression from their past along with mounting tension between the two fighters since the last time they met in the ring for their highly anticipated rematch at T-Mobile Arena on Sept. 15, which will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
During the film shoot with Leigh Simons, Canelo revealed his street fighting past began as early as age five, with at least 100 street fights to his credit before he became a professional fighter at age 15.
“Because I was the red haired one, I was different in school. I had to show everyone that saying things to me or picking on me would not be easy. That they would have to go through the beating I was going to give them. I never bowed my head to anyone, even if they were bigger,” said Canelo Alvarez.
“Since childhood he has shown character, and that’s what has made him succeed, his character,” said Jose ‘Chepo’ Reynoso, co-trainer of Canelo Alvarez.
“I told Canelo, ‘Don’t leave it in the judges hands this time. Go out there and win the fight and knock him out’ and I believe that he is going to knock GGG out this time,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions.
Simons found a similar response and nature when interviewing Golovkin separately for the “Countdown” special.
“It was really survival of the fittest in that area where he [Golovkin] grew up,” said Tom Loeffler, Promoter of Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. “One name for him could be the ‘Smiling Assassin’ because he’s confident. He’s experienced.”
“He grew up on the streets; he grew up in probably the roughest part of Kazahkstan, in Karaganda. It’s where all the rough people and gangsters were. He grew up beating people up because someone always wanted to take your shoes or jacket from you so he learned to defend himself,” said Abel Sanchez, trainer to  Gennady “GGG” Golovkin.
In behind the scenes footage captured during the “Countdown to Canelo vs. GGG 2” commercial shoot, Golovin described one instance of street fighting back in his hometown in Kazahkstan for producer Leigh Simons with, “I can’t talk like this. It’s not legal,” refusing to go into detail alluding to the brutality of the fight.
The 30-minute special is now airing on various digital platforms, including the HBO Boxing YouTube and Golden Boy Boxing YouTube channels and includes interviews with celebrity boxing fans including actress Rosie Perez, Superbowl Champion and NFL Hall of Famer Michael Strahan and Omar Benson Miller, one of the stars of the HBO series “Ballers.”
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Gabriel Flores Jr. added to Ramirez-Orozco

Sep 13, 2018

September 14: Gabriel Flores Jr. added to Ramirez-Orozco ESPN Telecast

Live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10 p.m. ET

Tickets On Sale NOW!

FRESNO, Calif. (Sept. 10, 2018) – Gabriel Flores Jr., the 18-year-old phenom and former U.S. amateur standout, will make his ESPN debut on Friday, Sept. 14 as part of the world championship card headlined by Jose Ramirez’s WBC super lightweight title defense against Antonio Orozco at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif.

Flores (9-0, 5 KOs) will face Roger “El Puas” Gutierrez (7-1-1, 1 NC, 4 KOs) in a six-round junior lightweight bout. Ramirez-Orozco, Flores-Gutierrez and Jamel Herring versus John Vincent Moralde for the vacant USBA junior lightweight title will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10 p.m. ET. The entire undercard will stream live at 7:30 p.m. ET in the United States on ESPN+— the recently-launched multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment in conjunction with ESPN.

“It’s going to feel good to fight on ESPN in California so close to home, to be on a big stage to inspire the kids in Stockton, my hometown,” Flores said. “I want to open their eyes for them to know they can accomplish their own dreams. This opportunity is a dream come true.”

“Flores has the whole package, and without question, he is going to be a major star,” said Rick Mirigian, Flores’ adviser. “With his ESPN TV debut on the sport’s biggest weekend in front of 14,000 people near his hometown, a star will be born.”

Flores won U.S. Junior National Championships in 2015 and 2016, concluding his stellar amateur career with a 91-7 record. In November 2016, at the age of 16, he became the youngest fighter ever to sign a promotional contract with Top Rank. He made his professional debut on May 5, 2017, only four days after his 17th birthday. Trained by his father, Gabriel Flores Sr., the recent high school graduate has kept a busy schedule as a pro fighting on high-profile undercards. He is 4-0 thus far in 2018, most recently scoring a six-round unanimous decision against James De Herrera on July 7 at the Save Mart Center. Flores also appeared on the Terence Crawford-Jeff Horn card June 9 in Las Vegas, notching a shutout four-round decision against Jorge Rojas Zacazontetl.

Gutierrez represents Flores’ toughest test to date, as he is 3-0 with a no contest since the lone defeat on his ledger. A 25-year-old who trains out of Pacoima, Calif., Gutierrez last fought on April 28 and took some time away from the sport because of a hand injury. Now fully recovered, he hopes to spoil Flores’ ESPN debut.

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Las listas finales de 20 jugadoras serán anunciadas por Concacaf

Sep 13, 2018
Listas Provisionales de 35 Jugadoras Anunciadas para el Campeonato Femenino de Concacaf 2018

 

Las listas finales de 20 jugadoras serán anunciadas por Concacaf la semana previo al inicio de la competencia

Miami (lunes, 10 de septiembre de 2018) – La Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (Concacaf) publicó hoy las listas provisionales de 35 jugadoras presentadas por las ocho Asociaciones Miembro participantes del Campeonato Femenino del próximo mes.

Una mezcla de veteranas de alto perfil tales como Alex Morgan (USA), Christine Sinclair (CAN) y Shirley Cruz (CRC), junto con las estrellas emergentes Kadeisha Buchanan (CAN) y Khadija Shaw (JAM) se encuentran entre las notables convocadas de las ocho listas de las selecciones nacionales.

  • Las listas provisionales de 35 jugadoras de los ocho equipos participantes se pueden encontrar aquí y a continuación.

Una vez las listas finales de 20 jugadoras hayan sido anunciadas y hasta 24 horas antes del primer partido de cada equipo, solo permitirán cambios relacionados con lesiones.

La edición 2018 del Campeonato Femenino, que se jugará del 4 al 17 de octubre de 2018, se disputará en dos rondas. Después de la fase de grupos en Cary, Carolina del Norte y Edinburg, Texas, los ganadores de los dos grupos, junto con los dos segundos lugares avanzarán a la ronda de eliminación directa. Las semifinales, el partido por el tercer lugar y la final, se jugarán en el Toyota Stadium, en Frisco, Texas.

  • El calendario completo de partidos se puede encontrar aquí y a continuación.

Recordatorio de Acreditaciones de Medios
Los miembros de los medios que aún no estén registrados pueden comenzar el proceso de acreditación creando un perfil. Una vez su perfil sea aprobado en el Centro de Medios, podrán aplicar para el Campeonato Femenino y los días de partido específicos que desean cubrir. La fecha límite para aplicar al torneo (una vez que sea aprobado en el Centro de Medios) es el viernes, 28 de septiembre de 2018.

Información de Boletos
Cary, Carolina del Norte
Los boletos para las jornadas de los días 4, 7 y 10 de octubre en Cary, Carolina del Norte, están a la venta a través de ussoccer.com y por teléfono al 1-800-745-3000. Los boletos solamente se venderán en el estadio los días de partido.

Edinburg, TX
Los boletos para las jornadas de los días 5, 8 y 11 de octubre en Edinburg, Texas están a la venta a través de www.ticketmaster.com.

Frisco, TX
Los boletos para las semifinales, el partido del tercer lugar y la final están a la venta a través de ussoccer.com, por teléfono al 1-855-492-8053 y en la boletería del estadio Toyota.

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FUTURE HALL OF FAMER MIGUEL COTTO TO BE SPECIAL VIP GUEST

Sep 13, 2018
 FUTURE HALL OF FAMER MIGUEL COTTO TO BE SPECIAL VIP GUEST FOR SEPT. 29 GOLDEN BOY FIGHT NIGHT ON FACEBOOK WATCH
JORGE ‘EL NIÑO DE ORO’ LINARES TO BATTLE HARD-HITTING 
CONTENDER ABNER ‘PIN’ COTTO IN MAIN EVENT 
LIVE FROM FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO
Tickets still Available!
INDIO, CALIF. (Sept. 10, 2018): Former four-division world champion and future Hall of Famer Miguel Cotto will be the special VIP guest for the Sept. 29 edition of Golden Boy Fight Night on Facebook Watch at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The event will be headlined by the 12-round super lightweight fight between former 135-pound king Jorge “El Nino De Oro” Linares (44-4, 27 KOs) and hard-hitting contender Abner “Pin” Cotto (23-3, 12KOs). The action will be streamed live globally on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page.
Cotto is a veritable legend who became the first Puerto Rican to capture world titles in four divisions. Cotto earned belts in the super lightweight, welterweight, junior middleweight and middleweight divisions. The native of Caguas, Puerto Rico has faced a who’s who of elite world champions in a historic career, including fights against Demarcus “Chop Chop” Corley, Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, Zab “Super” Judah, Sugar Shane Mosley, Antonio “El Tornado de Tijuana” Margarito, Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga, Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez and current Lineal Middleweight Champion Canelo Alvarez.
Cotto 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 night’s co-main event, Filipino knockout artist “Ruthless” Romero Duno (17-1, 14 KOs) will return in an eight-round lightweight clash against Ezekiel Aviles (16-2-3, 6 KOs) of Ensenada, Mexico.
Travell “Black Magic” Mazion (13-0, 11 KOs) will return in an eight-round super welterweight fight against a soon-to-be-announced opponent.
The rest of this entire card will be announced shortly.
Linares vs. Cotto is a 12-round super lightweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate,”THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The fights will take place Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The action will be streamed live globally on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page.
Tickets for the event are on sale and start at $35. 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.
Media interested in attending Linares vs. Cotto must request credentials by emailing clavoie@fantasysprings.net by 5:00 p.m. PT on Friday, Sept. 21.
For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com. Follow on Twitter @GoldenBoyBoxing. Become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing
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