NFL LEGENDS WELCOMED TO LEAGUE OFFICE HEADQUARTERS

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NFL LEGENDS WELCOMED

TO LEAGUE OFFICE HEADQUARTERS

 

Through the NFL’s continuous efforts to assist players in successful transition into their post-playing careers, the most recent group of retired players and their significant others have been invited to the league office for a two-day introduction to the Legends Community and the resources available to them.

Eighteen of the most recent NFL Legends will be hosted at the league office July 13-14 to strengthen their connections with each other, their teams and the NFL.

Launched in July 2013, the Legends Community provides unique opportunities and resources for Legends to engage year-round and aims to celebrate, embrace and unite former players and their families. To date, more than 5,700 former players have registered for the Legends Community.

“The Legends Community provides former players ongoing resources, guidance and support in transitioning from their playing experience to their new normal,” said Executive Vice President of Football Operations TROY VINCENT.  “This is an extensive orientation about the resources available to all players in continuing their on-field success in their post-playing days.”

During the event, Legends will hear from NFL league and team executives, as well as former players currently serving as Legends Community Ambassadors. Additionally, they will participate in networking opportunities and learn about the initiatives and programs specifically designed for them.

Topics include career development and educational opportunities, discussions regarding benefits and transition assistance, information on how to stay engaged with teams, and tips for building their brand.

The following is a list of players who are attending this year’s event:

 

NAME
Husain Abdullah
Jason Avant
Colin Cole
Jerricho Cotchery
Josh Cribbs
Mike DeVito
King Dunlap
Dwan Edwards
Justin Forsett
Ryan Harris
Matt Hasselbeck
James Laurinaitis
Mike Leach
Phil Loadholt
Ricardo Lockette
Josh Scobee
Stephen Tulloch
Kamerion Wimbley
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Declaración de CONCACAF

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Declaración de CONCACAF

Miami (martes, 11 de julio de 2017) – En lo que respecta a la elección de la Selección Nacional de Guayana Francesa de alinear al jugador Florent Malouda, en el partido de la Copa Oro de esta noche en contra de la Selección Nacional de Honduras, y de acuerdo con los Reglamentos de la Copa Oro 2017 de CONCACAF, los cuales son gobernados por los Reglamentos de la FIFA sobre la elegibilidad de jugadores, el caso ha sido remitido al Comité Disciplinario de la Copa Oro de CONCACAF. El Comité Disciplinario revisará el caso y comunicará su decisión en el momento oportuno.

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El Monterrey presenta la colección 2017-2018 de la marca PUMA

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La Pasión permanece, Rayados se renueva

El Monterrey presenta la colección 2017-2018 de la marca PUMA

Con la misma ilusión que nos mueve desde 1945, el Monterrey buscará dejar en alto el nombre de la Institución en el próximo Apertura 2017 de la Liga BBVA Bancomer, luciendo un uniforme espectacular.

En esta ocasión, PUMA reflejó los sentimientos y valores que inspiran al Club con una indumentaria que combina la tradición de los colores con la modernidad de la nueva línea, la cual fue presentada esta noche en evento realizado en el Estadio BBVA Bancomer.

Para esta ocasión, las Rayas presentan un atractivo degradado el cual da un toque único a la camiseta, misma que fue confeccionada con la característica tela ‘mesh’ de PUMA  bajo la tecnología ‘dryCELL’ que permite regular la temperatura corporal de los Jugadores.

Uno de los detalles más notorios es la elaboración de nuestro Escudo bajo la técnica de termo sellado que simula un bordado, resaltando sobre la camiseta, así como los tres ‘Big Cats’ reflejantes.

Dentro de los acabados se puede apreciar el cuello ‘V’ y la impresión ‘R Breathe’ en el patrocinador principal. Los equipamientos de porteros son en colores morado, rojo y negro.

Adquiere tu nuevo Jersey en la Tienda Oficial Rayados Estadio BBVA Bancomer y Paseo La Fe en los horarios de costumbre.

Cortesia: Club Monterrey

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“SUPERFLY”

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“SUPERFLY”

QUIEN:     ROMAN “CHOCOLATITO” GONZALEZ, Cuatro veces campeón del mundo

                 CARLOS “PRINCIPE” CUADRAS, Ex campeón supermosca del CMB

                 JUAN FRANCISCO “EL GALLO” ESTRADA, Ex campeón mundial

ANTONIO “CARITA” NIEVES, Clasificado mundial supermosca

TOM LOEFFLER, Director Operativo de K2 Promotions

Televisando en vivo en HBO Boxing After Dark y comenzando a 10:15 p.m. Este/Paficifo “SUPERFLY” es encabezada por el duelo entre el campeón mundial supermosca del CMB SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI, (42-4-1, 38 KO’s) de Tailandia quien expodra su corona ante el ex campeón mundial ROMAN “CHOCOLATITO” GONZALEZ (46-1-0, 38 KO’s) de Managua, Nicaragua, en la revancha de su combate del pasado mes de marzo en Nueva York.

En el duelo semiestelar de la función, uno de los mejores boxeadores el mundo NAOYA “THE MONSTER” INOUE, (13-0-0, 11 KO’s) de Yokohama, Japón expondrá su corona supermosca de la OMB ante el clasificado mundial ANTONIO “CARITA” NIEVES, (17-1-2, 9 KO’s) de Cleveland, Ohio.

En el combate que abrirá la transmisión el ex campeón mundial supermoscal del CMB CARLOS “PRINCIPE” CUADRAS, (36-1-1, 27 KO’s)) de Guamachil, Sinaloa se enfrentara al ex campeón mosca de la OMB Y AMB JUAN FRANCISCO “EL GALLO” ESTRADA, (35-2-0, 25 KO’s) de Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, en un duelo eliminatorio del CMB en peso supermosca.

Los boletos para la función pueden que tiene un precio de $250, $150, $100, $60 y $30, más impuestos y servicios de compra, pueden ser adquiridos en AXS.com, por teléfono llamando al 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849), y en las taquillas del StubHub Center (Lunes a viernes de 10 a.m. PT a 6 p.m. Pacifico). “VIP Suites” están disponibles llamando al 877-604-8777.  Para información sobre descuentos de grupo o paquetes “VIP” puede llamar al 877-234-8425. Las puertas se abrirán a las 3:30 de la tarde y el primer campanazo será a las 4:00 p.m. (Pacifico).

El StubHub Center está localizado en el 18400 Avalon Blvd., Carson, California, 90746 en el campus de California State University – Dominguez Hills. Para direcciones o más información visite la página: www.StubHubCenter.com

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Boxers Omar Figueroa, Robert Guerrero in advance of July 15

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Boxers Omar Figueroa, Robert Guerrero in advance of July 15 PBC on FOX/FOX Deportes fight


TRAINING FOOTAGE: FORMER WORLD CHAMPION BOXERS OMAR FIGUEROA AND ROBERT GUERRERO FIGHT WEEK PREPARATIONS

INDIO, CA – July 11, 2017 – As they near their toe-to-toe welterweight showdown this Saturday, July 15 live in prime-time on Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT), Omar “El Panterita” Figueroa (26-0-1, 18 KOs) and Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-5-1, 18 KOs) give their thoughts on their highly-anticipated fight and their preparation for it In a behind-the-scenes training camp video. To view video click here. The video preview shows an inside look into both training camps leading to the fight.
 
Figueroa and Guerrero meet center ring at NYCB Live at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.ticketmaster.com, www.nycblive.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. 
 
Figueroa, the former world champion who hosted training camp in Indio, CA with his trainer Joel Diaz, is eager to show the world that after an 18 month layoff he is back and ready for action. The Weslaco, TX native comes to New York undefeated and this will be his first fight at 147 lbs.
 
Guerrero is looking to quiet the doubters who say this former multiple division champion is a stepping-stone. “The Ghost” and his father/trainer, Ruben Guerrero hosted camp in Gilroy, CA and look to showcase his strength and grit and come away with a victory.
 
Look for Figueroa and Guerrero to leave it all in the ring when they meet this Saturday night at the newly renovated NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. 
FIGHT CARD INFORMATION:
Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes will also feature a matchup of unbeaten light heavyweights Marcus Browne and Seanie Monaghan plus an all-Polish heavyweight showdown between Artur Szpilka and Adam Kownacki. Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT following the Figueroa vs. Guerrero fight. The FS1 matchup includes once-beaten welterweight Jamal James meeting former title challenger Jo Jo Dan in a 10-round showdown and unbeaten prospect Brandon Figueroa (competing on his older brother Omar’s undercard) as he takes on Eliezer Aquino in an eight-round bantamweight attraction.
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Alianza FC de El Salvador vs. Mesoamérica FC; sábado, julio 22, en el Colegio del Este de LA

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Alianza FC de El Salvador vs. Mesoamérica FC;

sábado, julio 22, en el Colegio del Este de LA

 

Una excelente prueba para el equipo más ganador y competitivo
de la actualidad en el futbol semiprofesional del Sur de California

 

En preparación para le temporada Apertura 2017 y su compromiso en la Scotiabank CONCACAF League, el equipo subcampeón del futbol salvadoreño Alianza FC, jugará un encuentro amistoso internacional el próximo sábado 22 de julio a las 7:00 de la noche, en el estadio del East Los Ángeles College.

Su rival será el equipo Mesoamérica FC, uno de los equipos más fuertes y mas exitosos del futbol semiprofesional de Los Angeles.

En la primera fecha, Alianza debutará como local en el Estadio Cuscatlán ante Dragón.

Posteriormente, el cuadro dirigido por Jorge “Zarco” Rodríguez, se medirá al Club Deportivo Platense de Honduras, en una serie de eliminación directa, como parte de la Liga CONCACAF Scotiabank, una nueva competencia de clubes de CONCACAF, que cuenta con la participación de 16 clubes de las regiones Centroamericana y el Caribe.

Ese compromiso será en Honduras el miércoles 2 de agosto. El juego de vuelta se realizará en el estadio Cuscatlán el martes 8 de agosto.

Ante ese panorama de competencia, Alianza inició su pretemporada a finales de junio, en las canchas del polideportivo de la UCA.

Los entrenamientos iniciaron con una plantilla incompleta debido al grupo de jugadores que está con la selección nacional, en la Copa Oro 2017. La pretemporada tuvo como novedad la presencia de algunos de los nuevos fichajes que realizó Alianza. Uno de ellos, el lateral izquierdo Rudy Clavel, ex jugador de Metapán y Jonathan Jiménez, ex jugador del FAS.

En su primer partido de pretemporada, Alianza goleo 6-0 al C.D Ilopaneco de la segunda división profesional de El Salvador, en un encuentro que se realizó en la cancha de la Universidad José Simeón Cañas (UCA).

Anotaron por medio de Luis Hinestroza y Rudy Clavel en el primer tiempo. Juan Carlos Portillo, Ricardo Guevara y un doblete de Gustavo Guerreño, sellaron el contundente 6-0 a favor de los albos.

Víctor García, nuevo guardameta de los albos se ha acoplado excelentemente al conjunto capitalino, al igual que los otros extranjeros Gustavo Guerreño y Dario Ferreira, quienes arrancaron desde el primer día en los entrenamientos con el equipo


Plantel para gira de California

1       Víctor Rafael García              Portero Uruguayo

2       Fidel Eduardo Mondragon         Portero Salvadoreño

3     Mario Alberto Jaco             Defensa Salvadoreño

4       Rudy Geovany Clavel             Defensa Salvadoreño

5       Johatahan David Jiménez         Defensa Salvadoreño

6       Darío Alberto Ferreira         Defensa Uruguayo

7       Andrés Alberto Flores Jaco     Volante Salvadoreño

8       Herbert Arnoldo Sosa           Volante Salvadoreño

9       Marvin Wilfredo Monterrosa       Volante Salvadoreño

10     Juan Carlos Portillo           Volante Salvadoreño

11     Rudy Carlos Batres Valencia   Volante Salvadoreño

12     Rodrigo Joser Rivera           Volante Salvadoreño

13     Luis Edwar Hinestroza        Volante Colombiano

14     Isaac Antonio Portillo           Volante Salvadoreño

15     Gustavo Aduek Guerreño      Delantero Paraguayo

16     José David Díaz                 Delantero Salvadoreño

17     Ricardo Alexder Guevara         Delantero Salvadoreño

En caso de que El Salvador no llegue a la ronda de Semifinales de la Copa Oro 2017, se espera que los seleccionados se incorporen al equipo en Los Angeles, para el encuentro contra Mesoamérica FC.

Cuerpo Técnico

Jorge Rodríguez         Director Técnico

René Ramírez            Preparador físico y Auxiliar Técnico

Miltón Meléndez          Director Deportivo

Mario Villatoro  Preparador Físico

Shafick Chávez           Preparador de Porteros

Fernando Rivera         Utilero

Erick Rivas      Utilero

Aristides Nuñez           Médico

Francisco Portillo        Kinesiólogo

 

Por el equipo Mesoamérica, que tiene ya mas de 25 trofeos de diversos campeonatos en sus vitrinas, destacan sus dos recientes campeonatos en la Liga Premier de Los Angeles, hoy día la liga mas competitiva de Los Angeles, donde el equipo se dirige hacia un posible tricampeonato, así como también su coronación reciente en la Liga Morazán de esta misma ciudad y el campeonato en el prestigioso Torneo Alianza Ram, antes, el Torneo Budwiser del futbol local.

Es equipo es también el actual campeón de la Liga Semiprofesional de Los Angeles.

Encabezados por Daniel García y su hijo Marvin García, el proyecto del equipo inicio en Guatemala hace más de una década, a manera de academia de futbol y luego fue traspasado al Sur de California, donde el conjunto se ha convertido en una verdadera institución, con jugadores de varios países en sus filas.

Sobre el partido venidero, el presidente del equipo, Daniel García, aseguro:

“Siempre hemos tratado de elevar el nivel de juego y competencia y el encuentro contra el Alianza FC, uno de los más competitivos y populares en el futbol salvadoreño, viene a ser un excelente reto y un buen parámetro para ver donde se encuentra el nivel del equipo. Hemos jugado exitosamente en innumerables torneos y el Alianza FC nos permitirá tener el roce internacional necesario para seguir creciendo”, dijo.

“El próximo sábado 22, el publico angelino tendrá la oportunidad de ver que en verdad, el futbol local se encuentra en un nivel de competencia muy alto y sé que será un partido reñido, ya que el Mesoamérica cuenta con jugadores probados y de excelente nivel. Será una buena vitrina también para que ellos muestren su talento. Se que mucha gente va a apoyar a los albos, pero de cualquier manera, la vitrina será excelente para todos,”, finalizó García.

Plantel del equipo Mesoamérica

  1. Roberto Ledesma   Portero
  2. Dennis Cruz            Defensa
  3. Cristian Alvarado      Defensa
  4. David Lopez            Defensa
  5. Julio Lopez              Defensa
  6. German Alfaro         Volante
  7. Abby Quintanilla       Volante
  8. Enrique Cardenas   Volante
  9. Jimmy Villalobos      Volante
  10. Alex La Maquina    Volante
  11. Jadilson Da Silva     Volante
  12. Paco                        Volante
  13. Axel                         Volante
  14. Daniel Abarca        Delantero
  15. Javier Castro           Delantero
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PREMIERE OF DANA WHITE’S TUESDAY NIGHT CONTENDER SERIES TOMORROW LIVE EXCLUSIVELY ON UFC FIGHT PASS™

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PREMIERE OF DANA WHITE’S TUESDAY NIGHT CONTENDER SERIES TOMORROW LIVE EXCLUSIVELY ON UFC FIGHT PASS

Including:

MATT BESSETTE vs. KURT HOLOBAUGH

BOSTON SALMON vs. RICKY TURCIOS

GREG REBELLO vs. ZU ANYANWU

CHARLES BYRD vs. JAMIE PICKETT

MANNY VAZQUEZ vs. JOBY SANCHEZ

 

Las Vegas – The week is finally here as UFC FIGHT PASS exclusive, DANA WHITE’S TUESDAY NIGHT CONTENDER SERIES, debuts live on Tuesday, July 11 at 8pm ET. 10 promising MMA athletes will enter the Octagon® looking to capitalize on the world’s toughest job interview as they vie to fulfill their dreams of earning a UFC contract.

 

Featherweight prospects Matt Bessette (22-7, fighting out of Hartford, Conn.) and Kurt Holobaugh (17-4, fighting out of Amite, La.) headline an incredible card setting the tone for the rest of the competition. Bessette is riding a seven-fight winning and has won nine of his last 10. Holobaugh, a UFC and strikeforce veteran, is riding a three-fight winning streak and has never been finished in his MMA career. Rising star Boston Salmon (5-1, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) matches up against undefeated Ricky Turcios (8-0, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) in a bantamweight clash that could steal the show. For Salmon, this opportunity is a long time coming and he’s prepared to make his mark and leap into the conversation to be amongst the top bantamweights in the world. Turcios, a Team Alpha Male product, looks to continue his dominance in MMA and prove why he belongs in the UFC.

 

A star-studded broadcast team has been announced for the new series. Former NFL Network’s Total Access host and Emmy award winner Dan Hellie will be handling play-by-play duties, alternating weeks with former ESPN host Brendan Fitzgerald. The show’s color commentary panel will be manned by current 155-pound standout Paul Felder and former lightweight star Yves Edwards.

 

Entertainment icon Snoop Dogg will be joining the broadcast every week for Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series shown live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS. Featured on “SnoopCast,” Snoop will bring his irreverent humor and freestyle commentary to the action. Joining him will be newly minted UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber, a UFC/WEC veteran of over 40 professional fights, who rounds out what is sure to be the most anticipated new commentary team in sports.

 

Available as a secondary audio feed to the primary broadcast team, SnoopCast will provide an experience that allows subscribers to toggle between both streams in real time. Additionally, viewers will have the opportunity to see Snoop and Faber via picture in picture technology throughout the fights, giving fans a chance to get even closer to the action. This groundbreaking feature will serve as a compliment to a traditional play-by-play team broadcasting through the main feed of FIGHT PASS.

 

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

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El Monterrey supera 3-0 a Pumas en el Cotton Bowl

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Goles y triunfo de Rayados en Tour Socio MX

El Monterrey supera 3-0 a Pumas en el Cotton Bowl

La intensa preparación del Monterrey en Pretemporada va entregando resultados y triunfos como el 3-0 ante Pumas en el segundo partido del Tour Socio MX 2017, desplegando un futbol atractivo de dicha fase.

La propuesta de Rayados era mostrar evolución en su futbol cumpliendo con las expectativas al verse un buen funcionamiento en el Cotton Bowl de Dallas, Texas, con la presentación formal de Avilés Hurtado y Jorge Benítez como goleadores albiazules.

La idea futbolística pretendida por Antonio Mohamed fue bien aplicada por los Jugadores presionando a los universitarios desde el primer tiempo, redituando con el tanto de Hurtado al encontrarse frente a Alfredo Saldívar para vencerlo en un segundo intento al minuto 10′.

Aunque los del Cerro de La Silla dejaron escapar la oportunidad de ampliar la ventaja en la última jugada de la primera mitad con un penal errado por Dorlan Pabon, apenas iniciado el complemento cayó el 2-0 al 48′ gracias al ‘Conejo’ tras disparar de zurda aprovechando un pase filtrado del propio playera ‘8’, llenando de felicidad a la Mejor Afición reunida en el inmueble.

La cereza del pastel fue obra del propio Benítez quien solamente definió una gran jugada de Ángel López por izquierda al desbordar y meter centro que fue conectado por el atacante al 79′.

Con el resultado, el Monterrey cierra el Tour Socio MX con dos triunfos, pero sobre todo alcanzando de a poco el nivel esperado para el inicio del Apertura 2017 de la Liga BBVA Bancomer.

Cortesia: Club Monterrey

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CHARLES HUERTA TO RETURN TO LA FIGHT CLUB AS HEADLINER FOR SECOND TIME THIS YEAR IN SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT

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CHARLES HUERTA TO RETURN TO LA FIGHT CLUB AS HEADLINER FOR SECOND TIME THIS YEAR IN SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT FIGHT ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 10TH
 
CHRISTIAN GONZALEZ TO MAKE COMEBACK FIGHT AGAINST DANIEL PERALES IN LIGHTWEIGHT CO-MAIN EVENT ON ESTRELLA TV’S BOXEO ESTELAR LIVE FROM THE BELASCO THEATER
 
Tickets on Sale Now!
 

LOS ANGELES (July 7, 2017) Fans were stunned when Charles Huerta (19-5, 12 KOs) scored a massive upset in a third round knockout over Ivan Delgado on the April 14th edition of LA FIGHT CLUB.Now, the proud Paramount, CA native will look to draw even more masses as he steps up to take on a soon to-be-announced opponent on August 10 in an eight-round super featherweight fight from the Belasco Theater televised live on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar.
In the co-main event, Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (16-1, 14) representing Buena Park, CA will take on rugged Monterey, Mexico fighter Daniel Perales (10-10-1, 5 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight bout. Fighting in his eighth professional bout at the Belasco Theater, “Chimpa” is returning to the ring following a loss to Romero Duno on March 10 at LA FIGHT CLUB.
Kicking off the televised opener on Estrella TV, Francisco Esparza (6-0, 2 KOs) of Las Vegas will face Hemet, CA’s Fernando “Chukito” Fuentes (12-7, 4 KOs) in a six-round featherweight fight. Esparza makes his first return to the ring following a unanimous decision victory over Emmanuel Castro at LA FIGHT CLUB last March.
Opening up the evening’s LA FIGHT CLUB, Los Angeles local and Westside Boxing Club’s Rafael Gramajo (8-1-1, 2 KOs) will fight in a six-round bantamweight battle against Jair “El Nino” Quintero (7-5-2, 1 KO) of Hermosillo, Mexico. Gramajo was last seen defeating Harold Reyes by way of unanimous decision at the Belasco Theater more than a year ago.
Huerta vs. TBA is an eight-round super featherweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Tecate “Born BOLD” and Casa Mexico Tequila. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. PT and the first fight begins at 5:30 p.m. PT. The Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on Estrella TV at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The card will also stream live on EstrellaTV.com and on YouTube via LBI Media, Inc.’s Fenomeno Studios. The Ring TV live stream will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. PT through 7:00 p.m. Mark your calendars and buy your tickets for the upcoming shows on July 14, August 10, September 1, October 6, November 3 and December 1.
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BERCHELT VS. MIURA / CORRALES VS. CASTELLANOS / SMITH, JR. VS. BARRERA

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BERCHELT VS. MIURA / CORRALES VS. CASTELLANOS / 
SMITH, JR. VS. BARRERA CAMP NOTES AND PHOTOS
STACKED TRIPLEHEADER TAKES PLACE THIS SATURDAY, JULY 15
AT THE “FABULOUS” FORUM AND TELEVISED LIVE ON 
HBO BOXING AFTER DARK® 
Photos/Videos
Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
Fight Week Events!
LOS ANGELES (July 10, 2017) The all-action fighters participating on the stacked tripleheader this Saturday, July 15 have wrapped up camp and begun their journey to Los Angeles for their championship bouts at The “Fabulous” Forum.  The night will feature the rugged Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt (31-1, 28 KOs) defending his hard-earned WBC Super Featherweight belt against Takashi Miura (31-3-2, 24 KOs) in a scheduled 12-round main event championship bout. Serving as chief support in the co-main event, Panamanian super-star and newly signed Golden Boy Promotions fighter Jezreel “El Invisible” Corrales (21-1, 8 KOs) will make his U.S. debut against Robinson “Robin Hood” Castellanos (24-12, 14 KOs) in a 12-round super featherweight bout for Corrales’s WBA Super World title. Opening up the HBO telecast, current two-time WBC International light heavyweight Champion Joe Smith, Jr. (23-1, 19 KOs) will put his belt on the line in a 12-round fight against Miami’s Sullivan Barrera (19-1, 14 KOs). The action will be televised on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 9:50 p.m. ET/PT.
Hear what the teams had to say about their upcoming bouts:
OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions:
“We saw what Miguel Berchelt is capable from his slugfest earlier this year against the rugged Francisco Vargas, and that level of action is what fans should expect to see on July 15 when he takes on former world champion Takashi Miura. With Jezreel Corrales facing Robinson Castellanos, who had an impressive upset over Yuriorkis Gamboa in May, plus Joe Smith, Jr. taking on the heavy-handed Sullivan Barrera, this triple header on HBO Boxing After Dark will surely deliver the type of non-stop action fans crave from boxing.”
MIGUEL “EL ALACRAN” BERCHELT, Current WBC Super Featherweight World Champion:
“I am ready to defend my title and very excited to fight in a big city like Los Angeles with the support of all my countrymen. We have prepared a great deal and next Saturday you will see the best Miguel Berchelt.”
 
“This by no means will be an easy fight – Miura has gone to war many times in his career and I am expecting nothing less in this fight. I want to prove that winning this belt was no fluke, and defending it against a warrior like Miura is the perfect opportunity to do that.”
TAKASHI MIURA, Former WBC Super Featherweight World Champion:
“I have had a great training camp for this fight.  The training is going well.  I am preparing myself for a tough fight.” 
“This will be my third fight in the United States, and I feel comfortable in getting myself acclimated to the time difference.  I am looking forward to being on HBO again and putting on an exciting fight for the boxing fans.”
“If I am able to get the belt back Saturday, and the opportunity is there, I would want to unify the belts in the super featherweight division.”
JEZREEL “EL INVISIBLE” CORRALES, Current WBA Super World Super Featherweight Champion:
“I’m going up against a boxer who doesn’t like to waste his punches. I know that he has also watched my fights and that he has studied me well. I know that he will come forward to attack me, and to look for opportunities to get his lost chance back in the sport.”
 
“He will try to overwhelm me, and he will try to throw punches to knock me out, but, that’s why they call me ‘El Invisible’ (The Invisible). I won’t let him catch me. Like we say here in Panama, he will be left unsatisfied and wanting more after meeting me in the ring.”
ROBINSON “ROBIN HOOD” CASTELLANOS, Super Featherweight Contender:
“I’ve enjoyed this preparation; however, the work has been intense. There is a motivating environment in the team, and I am very encouraged.”
 
“We have been working with several left-handed sparring players to fine-tune the strategy. I know that Jezreel is surely doing his part to win, and I hope it turns out an attractive fight for fans and HBO for both him and me. This fight opens doors for me to take part in huge cards like this one.”
JOE SMITH, JR., Current WBC International Light Heavyweight Champion:
 
“It feels great to be fighting on HBO. I’m looking forward to it, and I’m in great shape and ready to put on a tremendous performance against Sullivan Barrera. It’s not like fighting at home but I’m looking forward to fighting at the Forum again, I was treated very well there and it’s a tremendous and legendary venue. I like Los Angeles; the fans were very good to me as well.”
“I saw Sullivan Barrera’s fight with Andre Ward, and I’ve seen a few of his other fights. This fight is a huge challenge to me as he’s got a lot of experience but I’ll be ready on July 15.”
 
“I’d still like to fight Adonis Stevenson. I was ready this year, and I’ll be ready at any time but now my focus is solely on this fight. Joe DeGuardia has done a great job of getting me these opportunities, particularly with Fonfara and Hopkins and now with Barrera, it’s my job to take care of business in the ring.”
SULLIVAN BARRERA, Former USNBC Light Heavyweight Champion
“This is going to be a very interesting fight, and it is a great fight for my career. When I come out victorious, it should either give me a shot at the title or get me one step closer to fighting for a title. Smith beat a legend in Bernard Hopkins, but [Hopkins] had been out of the ring for a long time before their fight.”
 
“Down the road, I would like to fight for a title next. But if I cannot fight for a title in my next fight, I would like to fight Eleider Alvarez or Nathan Cleverly.”
“July 15, I am going to come out victorious. I want to let all the fans know that they should tune-in to HBO. With the help of God, on July 15 I will be coming back home with the WBC International light heavyweight belt.”
Berchelt vs. Miura, a 12-round fight for the WBC Super Featherweight World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Zanfer Promotions and Teiken Promotions. Corrales vs. Castellanos is presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Smith vs. Barerra is presented by Star Boxing in association with Main Events. The event is sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD and Casa Mexico Tequila and will take place on Saturday, July 15 at Los Angeles’ “Fabulous” Forum and televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:50 P.M ET/PT. The livestream portion will begin at approximately 6:50 p.m. ET/3:50 p.m. PT through 9:50 p.m. ET/ 6:50 p.m. PT on RingTV.com.
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