CANELO VS. GOLOVKIN GRAND ARRIVALS QUOTES

Sep 14, 2017 0

CANELO VS. GOLOVKIN GRAND ARRIVALS QUOTES, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS 

 

CANELO VS. GOLOVKIN IS SATURDAY, SEPT. 16 AT T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS PRESENTED LIVE BY HBO PAY-PER-VIEW 
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR CLOSED CIRCUIT VIEWINGS OF CANELO-GOLOVKIN 
L-R, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin pose during grand arrivals on Sept. 12 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Resort and Casino) 
Photo Credit: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions 
LAS VEGAS (Sept. 12, 2017) – Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) made their grand arrivals today at the MGM Grand Resort and Casino in Las Vegas ahead of their highly anticipated clash on Sept. 16 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 Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. (24-0, 13 KOs) and Jorge “Pilon” Lara (29-0-2, 21 KOs) who will face off in the co-main event in a 12-round WBC Featherweight title eliminator; and by HBO Pay-Per-View®  undercard fighters Randy “El Matador” Caballero (24-0, 14 KOs) and Diego De La Hoya (19-0, 9 KOs) who will face off in a 10-round super bantamweight battle for the Caballero’s NABF Super Bantamweight title and the vacant NABO Super Bantamweight title; and by Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin (19-0, 11 KOs) and Francisco Rojo (20-2, 13 KOs), who will battle it out for Ryan’s WBC Continental Americas and the vacant WBA Intercontinental lightweight titles in the opening bout of the HBO Pay-Per-View®telecast.
 
Below is what the fighters had to say at today’s grand arrivals:
CANELO ALVAREZ, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion:
“I’m very happy. I’m very excited to be here and to be back with my people, and this is another fight. This is another fight that will go down in history. And I’m very happy to be joined here by all my people. With the promotions and all the back and forth, it’s become personal. It’s a fight that all the fans and all the media have been waiting for for years.”
“I can assure you that I will do my part and I will do my best to give you all a beautiful fight. The most important thing for me is victory. I always prepare myself to give the best. I want this for my people, my team, for my country. And that’s what I’m going to do this Saturday. I’m going to go in there and win the fight. I prepared myself for the knockout. Look, anything can happen in this fight. But that’s what I’ve prepared for–to knock him out.”
GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN, WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO Middleweight Champion:
“It’s amazing to be in Las Vegas. But the bigger thing is the fight is finally here. I am Gennady Golovkin until I walk into the ring. And that’s when I turn into Triple G. It’s not that I’m mean, or angry. I’m just more focused. This is the perfect fight for fans. And the perfect fight for me. I will enjoy it.”

“I’ve wanted him [Alvarez] because of the Cotto fight when he became the mandatory challenger. I’m old school. I think there should just be one champion. All my career I’ve been denied the fights I’ve wanted [Felix Sturm, Sergio Martinez, Miguel Cotto]. That ends Saturday night.”

JOSEPH “JOJO” DIAZ, JR., Featherweight Contender:
“It’s amazing. It’s motivation for me. I trained very hard to give all the fight fans a great fight in this exciting co-main event. I know that everyone is expecting the main event to be fireworks. And it is going to be fireworks. The co-main event is going to be fireworks. We’ve got two undefeated fighters fighting in a WBC Featherweight Title Eliminator, so there’s a lot at stake.”
“When I first got the call. my manager called me and told me that I would be fighting in the co-main event on the Canelo-Golovkin card. I just looked up to God and praised him. And I thought ‘This is my time. This is my coming out party. This is my time to showcase.'”
JORGE “PILON” LARA, Featherweight Contender:
“I’m excited to be here and excited to be on such a big card. I’m also excited to be fighting against such a great rival like Joseph Diaz Jr.,  and on Saturday I expect to end with my hand up in the air. I don’t know much about him [Diaz]. I know that he is undefeated, so he’s got to be a pretty hard opponent. I did prepare myself well for this. You can see that I’m going to steal the show because everyone knows that when I come to fight, I come to fight.”
RANDY “EL MATADOR” CABALLERO, NABF Super Bantamweight Champion:
“Of course it’s intense. That’s the whole part of this sport. You get these fans. Look at all of the fans who are out here. We get them excited for these fights. You have two undefeated fighters who will give it their all inside of the ring. We’re going to perform at our best. We’re both ready to put on a great show, to be on this great card, and to perform in front of all these great fans. It’s an amazing opportunity to give it our all.”
“Training camp was amazing. I feel good. I feel ready. I’m motivated by the fans and the support that I get from my team. They get me ready for this. This is a great opportunity Golden Boy gave me, to be live on pay-per-view. I’m just going to take full advantage of it.”
DIEGO DE LA HOYA, WBC Youth World Super Bantamweight Champion:
“It’s nothing personal. Look, in the ring, we’re enemies. Outside of the ring we can be friends. I just want to give the fans a great fight. Because we’re all going to win this Saturday. The Mexican fans will win.”
“It’s a card that everybody wishes they were on. It’s a very big event, and I’m just very happy and very fortunate, and I’m going to show the world because there’s going to be millions watching who Diego De La Hoya is. I’m going to give my soul because I’m coming to win.”
RYAN “BLUE CHIP” MARTIN, WBC Continental Americas Champion:
“It’s my first fight in Las Vegas. This is a tremendous turnout. I’m super excited to be here. Great fans. Great atmosphere. I’m ready to put on a show Saturday night, a boxing clinic. And I hope you guys will be there to see it.”
“[Rojo] is a tough fighter. He’s a top fighter in the WBC. But’s all about me. I’m going to put on a great show Saturday night–a straight boxing clinic. So it’s just fun for me Saturday night. I’m just going to go in there and do my thing. All of the hard work has been done between me and my team, and Saturday night is just going to be a showcase.”
Canelo vs. Golovkin is a 12-round fight for the middleweight championship of the world presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions and sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD; Hennessy, Never Stop, Never Settle; O’Reilly Auto Parts. Better Parts, Better Prices…everyday!; Fred Loya Insurance; Interjet; Thor: Ragnarok; Fathom Events; Tsesnabank; and Capital Holdings. Diaz, Jr. vs. Lara is 12-round WBC Featherweight Title Eliminator bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Caballero vs. De La Hoya is a 10-round fight for the NABF and vacant NABO Super Bantamweight Championship presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Martin vs. Rojo is a 10-round lightweight fight for the WBC Continental Americas and vacant WBA Intercontinental Championships presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with Cancun Boxing. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 16 at T-Mobile Arena 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.
Tickets for the closed circuit telecast of Canelo vs. Golovkin at Bellagio Resort & Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Luxor Hotel and Casino and Circus Circus Las Vegas are priced at $75, not including applicable fees. All seats are general admission and are currently on sale. Tickets may be purchased at any MGM Resorts International Box Office, by phone with a major credit card at 1-800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
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En Rayados importan títulos, no marcas

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En Rayados importan títulos, no marcas

 

El Monterrey tiene como meta ser Campeón del Apertura 2017

 

Con 20 puntos tras ocho Jornadas en el Apertura 2017 de la Liga BBVA Bancomer el Monterrey apunta a imponer nuevas marcas, sin embargo en el interior del Plantel solo piensan en el Campeonato.

 

La competencia que existe en los Jugadores Rayados por hacerse de un lugar en el terreno de juego ha elevado el potencial del Equipo, razón por la cual encabezan las diferentes tablas del certamen, expresa César Montes.

 

“Para nosotros es una motivación romper récords, pero no sirve de nada, eso queda en la historia, buscamos un Campeonato y nos nos sirve de nada romper récords, si no conseguimos un Campeonato”, comentó el playera ‘3’ en conferencia de prensa en el Centro de Entrenamiento BBVA Bancomer El Barrial.

 

“La competencia que hay en el grupo nos lleva a nosotros a estar en los primeros planos y es sana. Que decida el Técnico (a quién) poner, nosotros dispuestos al cien por ciento jugar y darlo todo por la camisa”, indicó Montes

Cortesia: Club Monterrey

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LA landmarks, US Olympic cities will light up to celebrate LA 2028

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LA landmarks, US Olympic cities will light up to celebrate LA 2028

Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Bowl, US Bank Tower among nearly 50 iconic locations celebrating final 2028 host city announcement
US Olympic cities Lake Placid, Squaw Valley and St. Louis will join in lighting celebration
Lima, Peru – On Tuesday and Wednesday nights, iconic Los Angeles landmarks and buildings across the city will light up to support LA 2028 in honor of the International Olympic Committee’s final host city announcement tomorrow in Lima, Peru. United States Olympic cities Lake Placid (1980), Squaw Valley (1960) and St. Louis (1906) will also light up venues in support.
Iconic locations such as Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Bowl, and the US Bank Tower will be illuminated in the colors of LA’s dramatic sunsets and the LA 2028 logo to mark the return of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to the City of Angels. The colorful show of support from around the city and nation show’s LA 2028’s commitment to partner with the city’s creative and entertainment community to inspire young people from around the world to engage and stay in sport.
Locations that will be illuminated include the Ace Hotel, the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Capitol Records building, LA City Hall, Disney water tower, DWP Fountain, The Forum, the Getty Museum, Grand Park Fountain, the Greek Theater, Griffith Observatory, Hermosa Beach Pier, the Hollywood Bowl, Honda Center, Huntington Beach Pier, Lake Balboa, Long Beach Convention Center, the Long Beach Harbor Lighthouse, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Los Angeles Zoo, Malibu Pier, NBCUniversal, the Pacific Park Ferris Wheel on Santa Monica Pier, the Pantages Theater, Paramount Studios, the Queensway Twin Bridges, Rainbow Harbor, the Randy’s Donuts sign, Redondo Pier, The Regent Theater, the Rose Bowl, StubHub Center, UCLA, Union Station and LA Metro Headquarters, the US Bank Tower, USC, Venice Pier, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the recently opened Wilshire Grand, which was first illuminated to welcome the IOC Evaluation Commission Committee to town in May of this year.
Other US Olympic host cities will also show their support of LA 2028. Lake Placid will light its 1980 Olympic ice hockey venue, Squaw Valley will illuminate its iconic Olympic sign, and St. Louis will light up the exterior of St. Louis Union Station.
LA 2024 CEO Gene Sykes said: “The nearly 50 landmarks and buildings glowing in LA 2028 colors show how excited our city and our country are to bring the Games back and underscore the spectacular setting that Los Angeles offers for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2028. This show of support demonstrates our city’s wealth of entertainment venues, cultural attractions and natural treasures that, enhanced by the power of Hollywood storytelling, will help LA 2028 engage a brand new generation of Olympic and Paralympic enthusiasts.”
Photos will be uploaded to the LA 2028 Flickr account after buildings are lit.
For more information visit LA28.org.
LA 2028 can also be found on the following social media channels:
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Rayados toma con calma buen paso

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Rayados toma con calma buen paso

 

El esfuerzo en el Monterrey es permanente

 

Los buenos números del Monterrey en el Apertura 2017 de la Liga BBVA Bancomer llenan de ilusión tanto a la Mejor Afición como al Equipo, el cual tiene como objetivo pelear el Campeonato.

 

Lejos de sentirse satisfechos, el esfuerzo y dedicación de Rayados en cada entrenamiento es permanente conscientes que aun resta mucho camino por andar, reconoce Hugo González.

 

“Tenemos que tomarlo con calma. No hay que apresurarnos, hay que llevar las cosas paso a paso, y seguir como vamos hasta ahorita”, dijo el playera ‘1’ en conferencia de prensa en el Centro de Entrenamiento BBVA Bancomer El Barrial.

 

“(Estamos) contentos por los resultados que se están dando en el torneo, pero lo más importante es mantener esa línea para llegar al objetivo que es el Campeonato”, resaltó González.

Cortesia: Club Monterrey

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LA Galaxy 1, Seattle Sounders FC 1

Sep 14, 2017 0

LA Galaxy 1, Seattle Sounders FC 1

 

LA Galaxy Postgame Notes

LA Galaxy 1, Seattle Sounders FC 1

Sunday, Sept. 10 2017 – 6:00 p.m. PT

2017 MLS Regular Season

CenturyLink Field – Seattle, Washington

 

Scoring Summary:

LA – Gyasi Zardes (Assisted by Romain Alessandrini, Jonathan dos Santos) 25’

SEA – Lamar Neagle (Assisted by Roman Torres) 85’

 

Misconduct Summary:

LA – Jermaine Jones (caution) 34’

LA – Bradley Diallo (caution) 42’

LA – Romain Alessandrini (caution) 55’

SEA – Oniel Fisher (caution) 73’

SEA – Osvaldo Alonso (caution) 75’

LA – Giovani dos Santos (caution) 80’

LA – Gyasi Zardes (caution) 81’

SEA – Roman Torres (ejection) 90’

 

Lineups:

LA Galaxy: Jon Kempin; Bradley Diallo, Dave Romney, Daniel Steres, Ashley Cole; Jermaine Jones, Jonathan dos Santos; Romain Alessandrini, Giovani dos Santos, Emmanuel Boateng (Bradford Jamieson IV 84’); Gyasi Zardes.

 

Substitutions not used: Brian Rowe, Hugo Arellano, Rafael Garcia, João Pedro, Jack McInerney, Ariel Lassiter.

 

Head Coach: Sigi Schmid

 

TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 16; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 10; SAVES: 4

 

Seattle Sounders FC: Stefan Frei; Kelvin Leerdam, Roman Torres, Chad Marshall, Oniel Fisher (Gustac Svensson 74’); Osvaldo Alonso ©, Cristian Roldan, Nicolas Lodeiro, Clint Dempsey, Victor Rodriguez (Lamar Neagle 83’); Jordan Morris (Will Bruin 62’).

 

Substitutions not used: Tyler Miller, Aaron Kovar, Tony Alfaro, Jordy Delem.

 

Head Coach: Brian Schmetzer

 

TOTAL SHOTS: 20; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 1

 

Referee: Drew Fischer

Assistant Referees: Jeremy Hanson, Kathryn Nesbitt

Fourth Official: Alex Chilowicz

Attendance: 44,697

 

NOTES:

 

  • The LA Galaxy (7-14-6, 27 points) earned a 1-1 draw on the road against Seattle Sounders FC Sunday evening at CenturyLink Field behind a first-half goal from Gyasi Zardes.
  • LA Galaxy are now unbeaten in their last four trips to CenturyLink Field.
  • The game marked the fifth LA Galaxy match under head coach Sigi Schmid since 2004, his previous tenure with the Galaxy.
  • Sigi Schmid, the winningest coach in MLS, is now 80-57-34 all-time as head coach of the LA Galaxy. Schmid made two changes to the lineup that earned a 3-0 win against Colorado Rapids last weekend. Giovani dos Santos and Jonathan dos Santos returned from injury and international duty to start in place of João Pedro and Bradford Jamieson IV.
  • Gyasi Zardes scored a goal for a second straight game, heading home an assist from Romain Alessandrini in the 25th minute.
  • With an assist tonight, Alessandrini now has 10 assists and 9 goals on the season.
  • Jonathan dos Santos recorded his first LA Galaxy assist on the same play.
  • This year, the Galaxy are now 5-1-1 when scoring the first goal this season and 5-2-1 when leading the game at halftime.
  • Earning a yellow card in the match, Romain Alessandrini will miss LA Galaxy’s next match vs. Toronto FC.
  • The Galaxy are now 5-6-2 on the road in 2017.
  • All-time, the Galaxy are now 9-6-9 against the Sounders and 4-3-5 against them on the road.
  • Due to injury, the Galaxy were without Robbie Rogers (left foot), Sebastian Lletget (foot), Baggio Husidic (foot) and Pele Van Anholt (knee).
  • Next, the LA Galaxy return home to face Toronto FC at 7:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, Sept. 16 at StubHub Center.
  • For a full LA Galaxy schedule, visit www.lagalaxy.com/schedule.
  • For more information, visit www.lagalaxy.com.
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