CANELO ALVAREZ AND GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN BATTLE TO DRAW IN BACK-AND-FORTH WAR BEFORE SOLD-OUT

Sep 18, 2017 0
CANELO ALVAREZ AND GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN BATTLE TO DRAW IN BACK-AND-FORTH WAR BEFORE SOLD-OUT CROWD AT 
T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
 
PRESENTED LIVE BY HBO PAY-PER-VIEW
(ABOVE: Canelo Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin fought to an exciting draw on Sept. 16 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and presented live on HBO Pay-Per-View)
 
 
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions
LAS VEGAS (Sept. 16, 2017) Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) and WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) retained their respective titles in a back-in-forth war that was ruled a draw on Mexican Independence Day in front of a sold-out crowd of  22,358 raucous fans at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas presented live by HBO Pay-Per-View and before 17,931 Closed Circuit attendees.
The action-packed fight featured everything a boxing fan would hope for in a battle that not only featured the two best middleweights in the world, but the two of the best pound-for-pound fighters. Canelo took an early lead, outboxing Golovkin from the outside with lateral movement, a quick jab and hard counterpunches to the body. As the rounds progressed, Golovkin returned fire, tapping through the middle of Canelo’s guard before ripping left and right hands around it. The action reached its peak in the championship rounds, where both men went back and forth, exchanging bomb after bomb in an explosive attempt to avoid scorecards. Adalaide Byrd scored the fight 118-110 for Canelo. Dave Moretti scored the fight 115-113 for Golovkin, and Don Trella scored the fight a 114-114 draw.
Celebrities in attendance for this sold-out event included LL Cool J, George Lopez, Randy Orton, Chris Brown, Mario Lopez, Micheal Strahan, Jamie Foxx, Dave Chapelle, Chris Walhberg, Victor Espinoza, and former world champions Oscar De La Hoya, Bernard Hopkins and Miguel Cotto.
“I thought I won the fight,” said Canelo Alvarez. “I think I was superior inside the ring. I won at least seven or eight rounds. I was able to counterpunch, and even make Gennady wobble a couple times. It’s up to the people if we fight again. I feel frustrated over this draw.” When asked if he felt Golovkin’s power, Canelo said, “No, truthfully, not really. There wasn’t any power that surprised me. In the first rounds, I came out to see what he had. Then I was building from there. Yes, of course I want the rematch. Obviously, if the people want it, then yes.”
“It’s a big drama show,” said Gennady Golovkin. “I want to thank all my fans. I want to thank all my Kazakhstan fans for supporting me, for coming out. Of course I want a rematch. This was a real fight. Look, I still have all the belts. I’m still the champion.”
Joseph ‘JoJo’ Diaz, Jr. (25-0, 13 KOs) scored a dominant 12-round unanimous decision victory against Rafael “Big Bang” Rivera (25-1-2, 16 KOs) to earn a shot at the WBC Featherweight title. Diaz, a native of South El Monte, California, boxed comfortably from his southpaw stance throughout the fight, pawing with his right hand before unleashing powerful right hooks and straight left hands on Rivera, a native of Tijuana, Mexico. Diaz won with two scores of 119-109 and one score of 120-108.
“I feel like I had a good performance overall,” said Joseph Diaz. “I was able to put pressure and dictate the pace of the fight, and be able to enter into a lot of exchanges. Rivera is strong, has good body shots, and had good speed. I think we gave them a good show tonight.”
 
“I feel that trying to make weight in time for the fight really drained me,” said Rafael Rivera. “I wasn’t able to perform at my tiptop best. Other than that, I believe we did good despite the circumstances.”
Diego De La Hoya (20-0, 9 KOs) outclassed Randy “El Matador” Caballero (24-1, 14 KOs) over 10 rounds to win the NABF and NABO Super Bantamweight titles by unanimous decision. De La Hoya, of Mexicali, Mexico, started off explosively by landing a fusillade of punches that caused Caballero’s left eye to swell by the third round. Caballero, who fights out of  Coachella, California, was the aggressor for much of the fight, but De La Hoya’s speed and size advantage nullified Caballero’s offense. De La Hoya won with scores of 90-100, 92-98, and 92-98.
Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin (20-0, 11 KOs) opened the HBO Pay-Per-View telecast with a 10-round split decision victory against Francisco Rojo (19-3, 12 KOs) to unify his WBC Continental Americas and the vacant WBA Intercontinental Lightweight titles. Martin, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, used his footwork and high-guard defense to box from the outside, while Rojo cut off the ring to land hooks to the body and head of the Mexico, City, Mexico native. As the rounds progressed, Martin and Rojo exchanged more and more explosively, though Martin was deducted a point in the ninth round for excessive low-blows. By the end of the fight, Rojo was coming on stronger, though it was not enough to win on all the judge scorecards. Martin won with scores of 95-94 and 96-93, while one judge scored it 98-91 for Rojo.
“I didn’t feel 100% tonight, even though I got the split decision,” said Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin. “I know I fought a good fight despite the adversity in the ring. I know the judge that scored in favor of Rojo recognized good boxing in him. I’m glad I have this new belt and it’s on to the next.”
Serhii Bohachuk (5-0, 5 KOs), the rising Ukrainian super welterweight prospect trained by Abel Sanchez, defeated Joan Valenzuela (5-9-1, 5 KOs) via second-round technical knockout in a fight scheduled for four rounds. Bohachuk overwhelmed Valenzuela with hard shots to the body and head before stopping him at 1:58 of the second round.
“He was a good opponent, I’m happy I won,” said Serhii Bohachuk. It was a tough fight, but I kept working at it and came out on top.”
Super lightweight prospect Vergil Ortiz, Jr. (7-0, 7 KOs) of Dallas, Texas scored an impressive second-round technical knockout victory against Cesar Valenzuela (7-2, 2 KOs) in a scheduled six-round fight. Ortiz unleashed a vicious body attack on the body of Valenzuela, forcing the Mexican-born resident of Phoenix, Arizona to drop to his knees twice before the referee called the fight at 1:22 of the second round.
“I just do what my coaches tell me to do,” said Vergil Ortiz Jr. “They knew how this fight was going to end, and kept reminding me to go towards the body. I’m super happy to get the win, and this is just another fight on the way.”
In the first bout of the evening, Marlen Esparza (3-0), the 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist of Houston, Texas, scored a six-round unanimous decision victory against Aracely Palacios (8-8, 1 KO) in the flyweight division. Esparza showed the influence of her world-renowned trainer, Virgil Hunter, as she intelligently used her left hand to jab and gauge distance before landing combinations from the outside on Palacios, a native of Durango, Mexico. Esparza cruised to her win with three scores of 60-54.
Canelo vs. Golovkin was 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. Rivera was a 12-round WBC Featherweight Title Eliminator bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Caballero vs. De La Hoya was a 10-round fight for the NABF and vacant NABO Super Bantamweight Championship presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Martin vs. Rojo was 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 took place Saturday, Sept. 16 at T-Mobile Arena and was produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.
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El Monterrey vence 2-1 al Atlas desatando la alegría de la Mejor Afición

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Triunfo de Rayados de locura

 

El Monterrey vence 2-1 al Atlas desatando la alegría de la Mejor Afición

 

Ir al frente sin rendirse hasta el último minuto tuvo como recompensa un triunfo importante para el Monterrey al vencer 2-1 al Atlas, resultado lleno de alegría y locura para la Mejor Afición.

 

Aunque el escenario no había sido positivo para Rogelio Funes, el atacante pudo sacarse la espina cerca del final para darle tres puntos a Rayados que los afianza en el Liderato del Apertura 2017 de la Liga BBVA Bancomer tras nueve fechas.

 

Respetando su estilo y filosofía de juego característica, los del Cerro de La Silla fueron insistentes intentando abrir el marcador y cerca estuvieron de hacerlo al minuto 7′ tras una pena máxima sobre Avilés Hurtado, sin embargo Funes vació su disparo por un costado de la portería Rojinegra.

 

Lejos de caer en desanimo, los dirigidos por Antonio Mohamed aumentaron la intensidad y al 23′ el propio Hurtado rompió el cero con un derechazo desde tres cuartos de campo para levantar de sus asientos a los 47 mil 106 Aficionados reunidos en el Estadio BBVA Bancomer.

 

Un parpadeo e la zaga costó caro a los albiazules después del tanto logrado por Brayan Garnica al 29′ aprovechando un rebote en el área para poner el 1-1 cerrando la primera parte.

 

Durante el segundo tiempo, el Monterrey tuvo la mirada fija en el arco rival apareciendo Funes para cambiar el entorno estirándose en todo lo alto para conectar de cabeza ante la salida de Miguel Fraga para el 2-1 que calmó las ansias, catapultando a Rayados rumbo a la Liguilla.

Cortesia: Club Monterrey

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Pumas y Pachuca igualaron a uno en la Jornada 8 de la Liga MX Femenil

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Pumas y Pachuca igualaron a uno en la Jornada 8 de la Liga MX Femenil

El equipo de los Pumas de la UNAM igualó a un tanto con el conjunto de Pachuca este sábado en las instalaciones de la Cantera, en partido correspondiente a la Jornada 8 del Grupo 1 de la Liga MX Femenil.

Con este resultado, las auriazules mantienen el invicto como local y se ubican en el cuarto puesto de su sector con 12 unidades.

“El equipo me deja un muy buen sabor de boca. Seguimos conservando el invicto en casa. Obviamente si me da un poco de coraje porque teníamos el partido casi resuelto, pero esto es futbol y todo puede pasar. El equipo ha crecido mucho, hemos venido de menos a más, (en la primera vuelta) Pachuca nos ganó 3-0 y ahora estuvimos a punto de ganarle, vamos por buen camino“ afirmó la estratega universitaria, Ileana Dávila, al término del encuentro.

Luego de un partido muy apretado en medio campo, el conjunto de Pumas pudo abrir la zaga de las tuzas al minuto 33 cuando la capitana, Deneva Cagigas, se animó a disparar de primera intención en los linderos del área grande y puso el balón en el ángulo. Las felinas se irían al descanso con la ventaja.

Para la segunda mitad, las dirigidas por Dávila Rodríguez continuaron plantándose con gran personalidad; sin embargo, al 84, Lizbeth Ángeles le dio el empate a Pachuca y dejó cifras definitivas.

Alineaciones:

Pumas: 1-Brissa Rangel, 2-Deneva Cagigas (6-Julieta Padilla 64’), 4-Katya Ojeda, 5-Lucia Rodríguez, 7-Ana López, 9-Diana Gómez (21-Nataly Ávila 83’), 14-Nancy Zaragoza, 15-Ana López, 17-Daniela García, 22-Patricia Jardón (19-Melanie Hernández 71’), 24-Dania Padilla. D.T. Ileana Dávila.

Pachuca: 1-Miriam Aguirre, 22-Lizbeth Pérez, 6-Karla Nieto, 7-Jaquelin García (17-Yanin Madrid 58’), 8-Michelle González, 11-Fátima Arellano, 13-Karen Gómez, 16-Joselyn de la Rosa (15-Berenice Muñoz 67’), Lizbeth Ángeles, 10-Mónica Ocampo, 30-Esbeydi Salazar (28-Franisamar Azpeitia 71’). D.T. Eva Espejo.

Cuerpo Arbitral:

Central: Quetzalli Alvarado. Asistentes: Jéssica Morales y Ángel Hernández. Cuarto árbitro: Luis García.

Amonestaciones: Pumas:  24-Dania Padilla (25’) Pachuca: 7-Jaquelin García (42’), 22-Lizbeth Pérez (52’) y 9-Lizbeth Ángeles (82’)

Cortesia: Club Pumas

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Expectativas superadas con Rayados

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Expectativas superadas con Rayados

 

Leonel Vangioni se siente cómodo en el Monterrey

 

Vestir por primera ocasión la playera del Monterrey en el Apertura 2017 de la Liga BBVA Bancomer y sentir el apoyo de la Mejor Afición superó cualquier ideal de Leonel Vangioni, comprometiéndose aun más con los objetivos albiazules.

 

Acoplado al sistema de juego de Rayados, Vangioni se muestra satisfecho con el entorno que rodea a los del Cerro de La Silla, quienes no deben desistir en su ímpetu triunfador este sábado ante Atlas.

 

“(Estar en Rayados) sinceramente superó mis expectativas. Me encontré con un gran Club, Cuerpo Técnico, Grupo y Afición. Me he sentido muy bien en este tiempo que llevo acá. Hay un Plantel muy bueno y eso hace que trabajemos con muchas ganas”, comentó el defensor en conferencia de prensa.

 

“En esta Liga hay que tener cuidado, no subestimar a ningún Equipo. Todos juegan bien y nos ha pasado que los partidos se nos complican y hay que ser muy cuidadosos y seguir de la misma manera”, recalcó ante los medios.

Cortesia: Club Monterrey

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THREE WORLD TITLE FIGHTS AND THE RETURN OF A LEGEND SLATED FOR MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

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THREE WORLD TITLE FIGHTS AND THE RETURN OF A LEGEND SLATED FOR MADISON SQUARE GARDEN WHEN BISPING CLASHES WITH ST-PIERRE, GARBRANDT SETTLES THE SCORE WITH DILLASHAW AND

JEDRZEJCZYK CHASES HISTORY AGAINST NAMAJUNAS

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Las Vegas – The historic Madison Square Garden will once again play host to a mammoth event when the Octagon® touches down in New York City on Saturday, Nov. 4 for UFC® 217: BISPING vs ST-PIERRE. The main event features middleweight champion Michael Bisping defending his world title against future Hall of Famer Georges St-Pierre, and in the co-main event, the bad blood will finally come to a halt when bantamweight kingpin Cody Garbrandt puts his title on the line against rival TJ Dillashaw. Plus, Joanna Jedrzejczyk hopes to make history when she looks to defend her strawweight title for the sixth time against Rose Namajunas. The event airs live on Pay-Per-View.

 

Bisping (31-7, fighting out of Manchester, England) is one of the most polarizing figures in UFC® history. His 20 Octagon wins are the most in UFC history, and coupled with his brash, in your face trash talk and his ability to back it up, the 185-pound champion has become a must-see every time he competes. In what could be his most intriguing matchup to date, he’ll welcome one of the most celebrated mixed martial artists of all-time back to competition when he meets St-Pierre (25-2, fighting out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada). One of the most dominant champions ever, St-Pierre will move up from 170 pounds to challenge for the middleweight title, hoping to become only the fourth fighter to win UFC titles in two divisions (Conor McGregor, Randy Couture, BJ Penn). With wins over Johny Hendricks, Nick Diaz, BJ Penn and Matt Hughes, GSP has beaten a who’s who of MMA in the last decade.

 

In the co-main event, newly minted 135-pound champion Garbrandt (11-0, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) will put his undefeated record and world title on the line against former teammate and current nemesis Dillashaw (14-3, fighting out of Denver, Colo.). Garbrandt packs one of the most powerful punches in the division and has nine wins by knockout – seven in the first round. Coming off a dominant victory over Dominick Cruz to win the belt, the 26-year-old has his sights set on another former champion in Dillashaw. Looking to regain the title he feels is rightfully his, Dillashaw is one of the most athletic and dynamic athletes in the sport. He has six knockouts and three submissions and wins over the likes of John Lineker, Raphael Assuncao and Renan Barao on his resume. When these two finally clash, there will be more than a world title on the line, as bragging rights will go to the victor at the end of arguably the most publicized feud in UFC history.

 

Plus, Jedrzejczyk (14-0, fighting out of Olsztyn, Poland) has the chance to tie Ronda Rousey’s record of six consecutive successful title defenses in the women’s divisions of the UFC with a win over Namajunas (7-3, fighting out of Denver, Colo.). A multiple-time world Muay Thai champion, Jedrzejczyk is considered to have one of the best striking attacks in MMA, regardless of gender. She has become one of the most dominant champions to grace the Octagon and hopes to keep her perfect record intact in New York City. In order for Namajunas to leave the Big Apple as just the third champion in the division’s history, she’ll look to close the distance and take the fight the ground where she excels at jiu-jitsu, as six of her seven wins as a pro have come via submission. At just 25 years old, Namajunas has a shot at history of her own, because a win over Jedrzejczyk will make her the youngest female champion in UFC history.

 

 

Additional Bouts:

  • Top-ranked welterweight Stephen Thompson (13-2-1, fighting out of Simpsonville, S.C.) collides with No. 4 Jorge Masvidal (32-12, fighting out of Miami, Fla.) in an early Fight of the Night contender
  • No. 8 Corey Anderson (10-3, fighting out of Robbinsville, N.J.) looks to continue his ascent up the light heavyweight division rankings when he meets No. 12 Patrick Cummins (10-4, fighting out of Dana Point, Calif.)
  • Former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks (18-7, fighting out of Fort Worth, Texas) clashes with highly touted undefeated prospect Paulo Borrachinha (10-0, fighting out of Belo Horizonte, Brazil) in a middleweight showdown
  • In a battle of fast rising heavyweights, No. 9 Aleksei Oleinik (52-10-1, fighting out of Moscow) meets No. 13 Curtis Blaydes (7-1, fighting out of Denver, Colo.)
  • Submission ace, No. 15 Gadzhimurad Antigulov (20-4, fighting out of Makhachkala, Russia) meets heavy-handed Ion Cutelaba (13-3, fighting out of Chisinau, Moldova) at 205-pounds
  • Undefeated bantamweight prospect Aiemann Zahabi (7-0 fighting out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada) and Brazilian jiu-jitsu star Ricardo Ramos (10-1, fighting out of Campinas, Brazil) meet in a 135-pound duel

 

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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