En duelo de rojinegros, el Atlas vence por la mínima diferencia a Xolos

Oct 23, 2017

Arañan la liguilla

En duelo de rojinegros, el Atlas vence por la mínima diferencia a Xolos con polémica arbitral incluida.

Para los rojinegros del Atlas el objetivo en este año futbolístico es claro: ganar la mayor cantidad de puntos posibles para olvidarse del descenso. Pero en su lucha por conseguirlos, indirectamente está alcanzando una meta más, pues la noche de este viernes logró conseguir su cuarta victoria en sus últimos 5 partidos al dar cuenta de los Xoloitzcuintles de Tijuana por 1 a 0 en la cancha del estadio Jalisco, y aunque los de Colomos tienen un encuentro pendiente ya se encuentran instalados en el octavo puesto, mismo que le da aspiraciones de llegar a la fiesta grande.

Fue en punto de las 21:00 hrs. cuando el árbitro central dio por iniciado el encuentro e inmediatamente los de casa se lanzaron al frente, causando daño en el marco defendido por Gibran Lajud apenas a los 30 segundos, quien despejó de manera desesperada un esférico y calló en los pies de un delantero local, mismo que intentó clarearlo y aunque logró detener el disparo el rebote quedó botando dentro del área y Juan Pablo Vigón remató de media tijera para hacer la vistosa anotación, sin embargo el árbitro asistente levantó su bandera evidenciando el fuera de juego en el que se encontraba el jugador de los tapatíos.

La primera mitad se desarrolló con un ligero dominio de los de casa, quienes mantuvieron el esférico en sus piernas mayor cantidad de tiempo y marcaron otra anotación que también les fue anulada por posición adelantada, además de un cobro del refuerzo británico Ravel Morrison que hizo cimbrar el angulo superior derecho del arco defendido por los Tijuanenses.

Pero en la parte complementaria la persistencia por conseguir la anotación dio frutos, cuando al minuto 63 después de un cobro de tiro de esquina el defensa colombiano de los locales Stiven Bareiro fue derribado dentro del área y el árbitro no dudó en marcar la pena máxima, misma que el argentino Milton Caraglio se encargó de convertir en gol, al vencer con un disparo potente justo al centro de la portería, venciendo así a su ex compañero Lajud quien se lanzó hacia su lado izquierdo al tratar de adivinar el cobro.

En los minutos finales las dos escuadras se lanzaron al frente, los del norte del país buscando el empate y los dirigidos por “El Profe” Cruz para liquidar al rival, siendo los de la academia los que se vieron más peligrosos en sus llegadas, pues desaprovecharon un par de mano a mano muy claros de sus atacantes contra el arquero, para así permitir que concluyera el encuentro.

Con esto los tapatíos llegaron a 19 puntos y falta de la gran mayoría de encuentros de la jornada se encuentra posicionados provisionalmente en el octavo lugar de la liga, mismo puesto que les permitiría entrar a la liguilla, esto sin olvidarse de su situación porcentual, que parece que poco a poco va quedando a un lado.

Nota: Moises Gomez

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Murat Gassiev vs. Krzysztov Wlodarczyk

Oct 22, 2017
World Boxing Super Series Summary Round by Round
MAIN EVENT Cruiser Weight – 12 Rounds
Murai Gassiev vs. Krzysztov Wlodarczyk
 Newark- NJ-BereaVision -Round 1 – Slow Start, Both fighters simply getting a feel. Light jabs, a lot of movement from W, G taking, control of the round. Overall not much action, not many punches thrown.
Round 2 – Round starts with more energy, both fighters going forward trying combinations. Still W is more on the defense, protecting his head and throwing both combos to the head and body. W keeping his distance, mot letting G land hits. G does not give up, over all fairly active round from both fighters. Both
fighting smart thinking about their blows and saving energy. G landing some brutal shots to the head.
Round 3 – More energy in this round, however G dominates landing several combinations to the head knocking out W! Fight over in round 3. Very quick and easy win for Gassiev.
Winner: By KO Murat Gassiev at 1 minute 57 seconds.
C0-Main Cruiser Weight – 10 Rounds Mateuz Masternak vs. Steve Bujaj.
Round 1 – Off to a slow start, both fighters getting a feel for each other in this round. Landing some combinations, both fighters start off with solid energy and movement. Round 2 – Bujaj aiming mostly toward the body. Maternak going in mainly for the head, dictating the movement of this round, fighting more erect and more confidently than bujaj. Masternak getting the upper hand landing head shots, keeping Bujaj on the defense this round.
Round 3 – With power and accuracy Masternak is dominating the round landing several punishing hit to the body and face. Has Bujaj, blocking, dodging, and on the run. Round 4 – Bujaj begins this round with an explosive comeback of combination pushing Masternak to defend and take the hits. It seems that Bujaj is trying to face up to this monster of a fighter MAsternak. A round that was more evenly matched.
Round 5 – Not much activity in this round. Both fighters keeping their distance, MAsternak landing a majority of the small number of blows landed.
Round 6 – Masternak picks up the pace, both fighters mpre active in this round. Bujaj not letting himself be dominated but taking many brutal hits to the head.
Round 7 – Masternak dominates the ring controlling Bujaj’s movements keeping a constant flow of hits to the head leading in a knock down. Bujaj hits the ground but gets back up for more. Masternak clearly winning this round.
Fight over after Round 7, ref Waves off contest saying Bujaj is unable to continue
Winner: by TKO Mateuz Masternak.
Fight 1 Samuel Amoako vs. Skender halili Super welter weight – 6 rounds
Round 2 underway and it is halili dominating the ring. receiving not much resistance and coming in with great force and agility. Amoako taking a more defensive position.
Round 3 – Amoako Keeping his distance making Halili chase. Halili still dominating. End of third round and Amoako continues to stay defensive. Either having a hard time to land hits or saving his energy. Halili dominates.
Round 4- Halili landing many combinations, chasing and catching up to Amoako not letting him out from under the pressure, again dominating not giving many opportunities for Amoako to attack.
Round 6- Fight stayed the same all the way through. Small spikes of come back Amoako but it was more
a defensive fight for him. Halili gave a constant effort for the win.
Score totals
Winner: All three judges had a score of 60-54. Samuel Halili takes the win by unanimous decision.
Fight 2 Efe Ajagba vs. Luke Lyons Heavy weight – 6 rounds
Round 1 – Efe dominates round one with size, and power, knocking don to one knee opponent Luke Lyons. Efe’s Brutal punishment knocks down Luke Lyons for a second time just moments later winning the fight not even one round.
Winner: At 2 minutes 10 seconds by TKO EFE AJAGBA takes the win.
Fight 3 Super Welter weight – 6 Rounds Money Powell vs. Brandon Adams
Round 1- Money Powell gets knocked to the floor just moments into this explosive battle. Both Going hard at it. Adams and Powell going toe to toe in this first round. Unclear with who has the upper hand.
Round 2 – Powell using reach and accuracy to dominate and land blows to the head. Although Adams is not falling back and making his effort to move in and counter attack, Powell in this round had the upper hand dominating the ring.
Round 3 – Adams taking many hits to the body in his attempts to land on Powell head. Toe to toe round, Adams moving in closer to Powell’s body t land hits, and Powell of course defending landing body and head shots.
Round 4 – Powell Lands a critical blow to Adams face disorienting Adams allowing for Powell to land a multitude of combinations but no knock out moments into the round. Powell landing back to back blows to Adams head receiving little comeback on from Adams. Adams landing very few hits this round.
Round 5 – Adams with a comeback starting off the round with more fire power landing hit to the body and face. A very strategic round on both sides, Adams being more aggressive in this round even dominating but both being very defensive keeping their distance and thinking about when yo blow.
Round 6 – Both fighters staring off this round very explosively, ending it with that same energy in this intense battle.
Winner: 59-55, 59-56, 58-55, By Unanimous Decision and still Undefeated, Money Powell.
Fight 4 Super Welter weight 10 – Rounds Jack Culkay vs. Majiec Sulecki.
Round 1 – Off to a good start from both sides, both with much energy and quick burst of combinations, each land several hits and many good dodges.
Round 2 – The beginning of this round seemed to be dominated by Sulecki, with his longer reach, he landed several combinations to the head most of the. A strong counter string of combo was made by Jack at the end of this round.
Round 3 – Extremely heated round, huge increase in activity from both fighters. Despite Jack’s small height and short reach compared to Sulecki, this fight seems evenly matched so far. Sulecki using his reach to land many blows to the head and Jack using his explosive attacks and strategy to move in close and land many powerful hits.
Round 4 – Intensity and ferocity continues. Culkay bleeding from left eye.
Round 5 – Just eating other’s hits in close toe to toe combat. Nobody seems to be in the lead or dominating.
Round 6 – Majiec Finally gaining the upperhand-Round 7 – Culkay Starts this incredible round with a deadly series of combinations almost knocking down
Sulecki, making him bend over and stumble. After Sulceki regaining his ground Culkay continues to dominate by even putting his arms down to boast and taunt. Dominating this round it ends with fierce blows from Culkay and retaliations from Sulecki that are simply not enough.
Round 8 – Sulecki begins this round looking for revenge taking control of the round early on. Culkay
keeping his distance and his guard attacks with less animosity than the previous round. Both Sulecki and
Culkay going at it hard, giving it there all, tired and wounded both land series of combinations making this round a good, intense, and even round.
Round 9 – Only getting more intense, they keep the combat close and brutal going back in forth in a crazy battle for the knock out. Both suffering much damage.
Round 10 – Spectacular battle of the gloves between Culkay and Sulcki in this intense and explosive round ending the fight with no ounce of energy and drive left out of the ring. In a toe to toe round the fight concludes.
Winner: 98-92, 98-93, 96-94 By Unanimous Decision, Majiec Sulecki.
BereaVision/Nueva York.
By Jason Gonzalez
Fotos/Video: Manuel Mendieta.
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Idris Elba to host The Best – British Rock giants Kasabian to perform

Oct 20, 2017

Idris Elba to host The Best – British Rock giants Kasabian to perform

With The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2017 coming to London on 23 October, this year’s hosts and music acts are set to have a best-of-British feel.

Hosting the ceremony at the London Palladium will be Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild (SAG)-winning actor Idris Elba, who has appeared in high-profile films such as The Mountain Between Us, Beasts of No Nation and Thor, not to mention the critically acclaimed television series Luther. A passionate Arsenal supporter, Elba counts Ian Wright, David Seaman and Thierry Henry among his all-time favourite Gunners.

Joining Elba will be additional presenter Layla Anna-Lee. The London-born Brazilian television presenter and social media star was chosen by director Danny Boyle to narrate the Olympic Opening Ceremony in London 2012 to a global audience of 1 billion. Lee has also presented an array of highly successful online content, including the popular FIFA World Cup™ series The Dugout, and says Pele is her all-time favourite player.

With Great Britain having given the world legendary bands such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Clash, it seems fitting to have giants of modern day rock-and-roll perform at The Best. Leicester’s Kasabian, who released their sixth studio album this year, are no strangers to performing at the world’s biggest festivals. Renowned for their energetic gigs, the Leicester City fans played two unforgettable shows at the King Power Stadium last year in order to celebrate their beloved Foxes winning their first English Premier League title.

Also performing at the ceremony will be captivating percussion group Stomp, who use everyday objects as instruments to create fresh sounds and rhythms.

The Best FIFA Football awards will take place at the London Palladium on 23rd October. The event will be streamed live on FIFA.com and FIFA’s YouTube channel.

To keep up with the latest news about The Best FIFA Football Awards™ see fifa.com/fifafootballawards and www.facebook.com/fifafootballawards

Join the discussion about who should win this year’s prizes by using the hashtag #TheBest
Click here to see a short video message from Idris Elba

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GABRIEL “KING” ROSADO SCORES SIXTH-ROUND TKO VICTORY AGAINST GLEN “JERSEY BOY” TAPIA IN MAIN EVENT OF GOLDEN BOY

Oct 20, 2017
GABRIEL “KING” ROSADO SCORES SIXTH-ROUND TKO VICTORY AGAINST GLEN “JERSEY BOY” TAPIA IN MAIN EVENT OF

GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN AT PARK THEATER AT MONTE CARLO
KEANDRE “THE TRUTH” GIBSON RETURNS WITH MAJORITY DECISION VICTORY AGAINST ALEJANDRO “EL ELEGIDO” BARRERA
 (Gabriel Rosado scored a sixth-round technical knockout victory against Glen Tapia in the main event of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN on Oct. 19)
Photo Credit: 

Derrick Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 19, 2017) Gabriel “King” Rosado (24-11, 14 KOs) earned himself another shot against the top ten of the middleweight division after stopping Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (23-5, 15 KOs) in the sixth round of the scheduled ten-round main event of the latest edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Park Theater at Monte Carlo. Rosado, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, took the center of the ring at the start of the fight, asserting his veteran skills before landing a powerful lead left hook in the sixth round. The hook began a series of more blows that dropped the native of Passaic, New Jersey, who got to his feet once more before another flurry of punches forced the referee to end matters at 1:15 of the same round. Tapia was taken to the hospital shortly after the bout ended.
“Tapia’s the type of guy that when you hurt him, he’ll come forward,” said Rosado. “It was very important to get the win. It was important to make a statement, to be impressive, to put myself back into the mix. I want Canelo Alvarez, Danny Jacobs, or a rematch with David Lemieux. I want to prove that I still have something.”
 
Tonight at Park Theater at Monte Carlo, Golden Boy Promotions invited first responders and other servicemen and women from the Las Vegas community to its boxing event in the wake of the October 1 incident.
 
“Las Vegas has been like a second home to me, and everyone at Golden Boy was devastated by the tragic events of October 1,” said Oscar De La Hoya, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Our thoughts and prayers remain with the city of the Las Vegas and those affected.”
 
In tonight’s co-main event, KeAndre “The Truth” Gibson (18-1-1, 7 KOs) of St. Louis, Missouri returned to the ring with a 10-round majority decision victory against Alejandro “El Elegido” Barrera (27-4, 17 KOs) in a welterweight fight. Gibson began the fight cautiously, which actually worked against him as it provided Barrera with the confidence to hurt him in the third round.
However, by the fourth round, Gibson changed his approach: after landing a right hand and a left hook that wobbled the Mexican warrior, Gibson spent the rest of the fight working more on the inside with his high guard and looking for counterpunches from the outside. Though one judge controversially scored the fight a 95-95 draw, the score was overruled with scores of 97-93 and 98-92 for Gibson.
“I feel good, you know. I feel great,” said Gibson. “I beat an experienced guy, though I think that I could’ve done a better. I’m going to box a little more next time. I’m going to control my distance more and relax. It was a good fight.”
“I feel sad because of the defeat,” said Barrera. “I should’ve done more defensive movements, so I’ll work on that for next time.”
Bekman Soilybayev (12-0, 4 KOs) remained undefeated as he defended his WBC International Super Featherweight Title with a 10-round unanimous decision win against Fernando Vargas (32-15-3, 24 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico. 
Like a bull, Soilybayev, of Almaty, Kazakhstan, pushed forward aggressively in the early rounds, throwing a thudding jab before ripping hard shots to the body. When using his jab, Soilybayev was successful, but when abandoning his jab, he left himself susceptible to shots to the midsection, which he himself landed on Vargas as well. Despite taking serious blows, Vargas’ toughness allowed him to be competitive in every round, though Soilybayev won with scores of 110-99, 99-91 and 98-92.
“I felt good. I went the distance, and I didn’t get tired,” said Soilybayev. “It was just like we practiced. I did all the things I’d been training for. But I do need to keep working at it and work harder to be a world champion. Moving forward, I’m going to work a little harder and polish my skills. I’ll do whatever my trainer says and work hard. 
Las Vegas’ Randy Moreno (10-1, 9 KOs) opened the ESPN 3 undercard stream with an easy second-round technical knockout victory against Miami, Florida’s Raul Chirino (12-7, 6 KOs) in a scheduled six-round lightweight fight. In the first round, Moreno used a sharp jab to the chin and body of Chirino, before closing the distance to land shots on the inside, including hard uppercuts through Chirino’s guard. In the following round, Moreno landed a hard right hand that dropped Chirino, which set up another knockdown that would force referee Jay Nady to stop the fight at 1:35 of the second round.
“I feel good. I feel very happy I got the win,” said Moreno. It’s my first fight back in Vegas for a while, so I’m happy to take home a victory. I could’ve done some things differently, and I’ll work on them in the gym for next time. When I got the TKO and saw him go down, I felt relieved and happy, especially because I was fighting in my home town.”
Rosado vs. Tapia was a 10-round middleweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event was sponsored by Tecate“THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The event was held at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The ESPN 3 livestream of the undercard bouts began approximately at 6:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. ET. The ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes transmission began at 8:00 p.m. PT/11:00 p.m. ET.
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Pumas extiende su patrocinio con DHL hasta la terminación del Clausura 2020

Oct 20, 2017

Pumas extiende su patrocinio con DHL hasta la terminación del Clausura 2020

  • La compañía líder mundial en soluciones logísticas se convierte, además, en el principal patrocinador del equipo femenil

Este jueves por la tarde se anunció que la empresa multinacional DHL extiende su patrocinio principal con el Club Universidad Nacional hasta la terminación del torneo Clausura 2020, en un acto celebrado en las instalaciones de Cantera.

El evento fue encabezado por Antonio Arranz, CEO de DHL Express México, y Manuel Ávila, director Comercial del Club Universidad Nacional, quien se mostró agradecido por este nuevo lazo. “Estamos muy contentos con el compromiso que tiene DHL con el Club. Esta ampliación demuestra la confianza que tienen en el equipo y en el proyecto del Nuevo ADN Pumas. Por eso quiero aprovechar esta oportunidad para agradecer a DHL por estar cerca del Club”, comentó.

Además, nos complace informar que DHL, marca con la que compartimos valores como la velocidad, precisión, pasión, actitud y tenacidad para hacer las cosas bien y a la primera, se convierte, a partir de ahora, en el principal patrocinador de nuestro equipo femenil, el cual se verá al frente de la playera de las jugadoras felinas. Con esto, Pumas se convierte en el primer Club que invita a tener un patrocinio con el equipo femenil.

“La fuerza, el poderío y la determinación que las jóvenes auriazules nos han mostrado es tan solo el principio de la gran carrera de triunfos que sin duda cosecharán las promesas del futbol mexicano. Chicas, este también es un momento de hacer historia y hacer la diferencia. Sepan que en DHL Express México encontrarán un aliado estratégico para impulsar y aplaudir cada una de sus victorias,” expresó Antonio Arranz.

Cortesia: Club Pumas

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT: COWBOY vs. TILL QUOTES

Oct 20, 2017

WHAT’S ON THE MINDS OF THE STARS OF

UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: COWBOY vs. TILL?

 

Gdansk, Poland — The Octagon® returns to Poland for just the second time in UFC history. UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: COWBOY vs. TILL action takes place this Saturday, October 21, at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland. Here is what the stars had to say ahead of their bouts:

 

Andre Fili:

  • “Artem is very tough. He’s a completely game opponent and I don’t think people give him the credit he deserves. But my fight IQ is better. I understand fighting better. I think that’s going to be the major factor in this fight, my fighting IQ”.
  • “When you win, you’re the man, you feel like a king, but when you lose, everybody has something to say, it’s like the end of the world. So you can’t celebrate your wins too much but you also can’t focus on your losses too much ether.”
  • “I’m focused on myself and on having the greatest performance of my career, the best performance I’ve ever had”.
  • “I don’t care about his record, his career, or what anyone thinks about him; I just care about myself and performing to the absolute best of my ability.”
  • “I have never ever been to Europe so as far as the history and the culture goes, I like it. It’s a very interesting experience to come here.”
  • “He has never been finished before. I am going to be the first person to finish him. I don’t know if it’s going to be on the ground or if it’s going to be standing but however the finish comes, I will take it.”

 

Artem Lobov:

  • On opponent: “He’s well-tested, well-seasoned, he comes from a very good team – Team Alpha Male – so he knows how to fight and he’s not afraid to fight so I love the match-up.”
  • “I don’t know what he’s going to do, but I can tell you as always I’ll press forward, take no steps back and I’ll give the fans a great show as I always have. Russian Hammer is a brand that represents great fights and will continue to do so for the rest of my life.”
  • On his losses – “If you’re put in a competitive environment, losses will happen. Look at Jeremy Stevens – he’s a top 10 featherweight in the world and he’s 13 and 13 in the UFC. These things happen: you can see the same in football or anywhere if you look at the league, even the champions have losses. What kills it for everyone and why I’m so against it is the record pattern because it gives the public the wrong view of the sport. They think you are meant to beat everyone and that’s how it is if you’re a good fighter, which is not the case.”
  • On Cub Swanson fight – “From that fight, I’ve taken that I’m getting close to that level but I’m not there yet. A lot more work needs to be done which I have been doing and will continue doing until I am there.”
  • On training with Connor – “As an MMA fighter, it’s hard to find the time to concentrate on just one discipline. You always have to go between wrestling, grappling, striking, kickboxing, boxing so it’s very hard to actually improve in one discipline.”
  • “It was great for me to take the time and concentrate on my hands and I’ve seen great benefits from that – building the stamina in your hands, being able to control that many shots and sharpen my shots. I’m definitely excited to showcase those skills in this fight.”

 

Jan Blachowicz:

  • “It feels really good for the UFC to come back to Poland again. It’s an amazing feeling to be part of that again, but this time I have to win!”
  • “People in Poland like fighting sports.”
  • “UFC is the biggest organization; it’s the dream of any fighter. This is UFC – if you’re a MMA fighter, you want to be here.”
  • On his opponent: “He is a wrestler, so I know that he will try to take me down. I don’t think he will fight me standing. Maybe he’ll try at the beginning of the fight, but after a few punches he will try to use his wrestling skills to take me down. I’m going to try defend him and punch him again instead.”
  • “I train with Damian Janikowski, the Olympic bronze medalist. Everyone I’m training with tries to take me down and simulate my opponent. I think I’m ready for him.”
  • “I will win by KO in the first or second round. If it’s not going to happen at the beginning of the first round, it’s going to happen in the second.”

 

Devin Clark:

  • “This is my first time out of the States, so good opportunity, good opponent – I’m really excited. It’s fun. I’m a tourist so far and people are nice.
  • “I’ll fight wherever. It’s a fight, I don’t really care where it’s at. That’s part of the reason I wanted to be in the UFC; you get to travel the world, see different things and get paid to do it – why not.
  • “I love that underdog situation, that adversity. I’ve had to deal with it in the past as I grew up wrestling, so it’s nothing new to me. You’ve still got to work. It adds to the feel as well.”
  • “I’ve got my dad here with me. Also, I’m an advocate for down syndrome and there’s a bunch of down syndrome groups here to see me so I’ll have some fans.”
  • On training with Jackson/Wink and having teammates like Jodie on the same card – “It’s been great, knowing that you’re going overseas with the team, it helps with the confidence knowing you’re not going alone. We’re all training for the same date which makes it nice and the intensity rises at about the same time.”
  • On his opponent: “He knows he needs a win and he’s going to come to fight. That’s all I expect. I expect a tough fight and I hope he does the same, because it’s going to be a tough one for him.”
  • “I expect to finish him, but if I don’t, it’s going to be three tough rounds for him and I’m going to grind him out.”

 

Jodie Esquibel:

  • What a great opportunity and position to be in. This is the best opportunity that I’ve ever had – I love the match-up, I love travelling – there was just no question over it.”
  • On her opponent: “All that fan-favourite and excitement around her is pressure that’s not on me. She can have all that, that’s fine. She’s good, she’s great, she’s top-ranked fighter. There’s not any challenge that I haven’t prepared for, so I’m not really worried about the challenge she brings.”
  • “I think the match-up is favorable to myself honestly. She’s never really faced anybody like me stylistically. I’ve been competing MMA at a high level for a long time now. Now it’s a bigger venue and a bigger opponent and I’m ready to rise to the occasion.”
  • “I feel like I’m better all around. She’s really, really great at a few things, but it’s the world of MMA and that means you have to be well-rounded and I feel like I am.”
  • “On Saturday we’ll see a really calm, collected and beautiful debut.”
  • On Poland: “It’s beautiful, it’s amazing. I think it’s awesome – you’re seeing stuff that you never see and it does kind of take away the monotony of fight week. Fight week in your home town is like the longest week ever, but now we’re already here, tomorrow’s weigh-ins and then fight day. I think traveling so far to somewhere so beautiful is a great way to do it.”
  • “The whole experience is great. I’m just trying to be present in every moment and when I win on Saturday I’ll be present in that moment too.”
  • “I’m going to have some fun, be myself and when I allow myself to do that I am victorious.”

 

Karolina Kowalkiewicz:

  • “I never feel pressure before a fight, I love what I do. I feel pressure when I am hungry and I can’t eat a cookie!”
  • “A few years ago, nobody knew UFC in Poland and now everybody knows that UFC is the biggest organization in the world”
  • “I don’t talk about the past. I took my lessons and changed a few things in my training and I hope now that everything will be ok.”
  • “Before fights I am very focused and happy because I’m doing what I love.”
  • “Now I am not thinking about my next fight. I am focused on Saturday and on Jodie. After that we will see.”
  • “I see only one scenario on Saturday – only I can win because we are in Poland. This is my home.”

 

Darren Till:

  • “It’s the biggest moment of my career to date. I’m just trying to live in the moment and make the most of every minute of it.”
  • “This kind of opportunity doesn’t come along all the time. I’ve grabbed it with both hands”.
  • “I’m still a fan of Cowboy. He’s everything you want from a fighter, that’s never going to change. I look up to him and I respect him but, come fight night, I have to put all that to one side and I’ll have to put my fist in his face. It’ll be no different to any other opponent”.
  • “Fighting isn’t about age or experience; it’s about intelligence. I know I’m the most intelligent fighter out there. I don’t think he’s half the fighter I am, I really don’t.”
  • “This fight is my fight, it’s my show. There’s nothing he is bringing to the table that I haven’t seen before”.
  • “The first round, I’m going to mentally break him, I know I am, and he’s going to start questioning himself more as the fight goes on.”
  • “The dream is to headline in my home town. I want to be the first scouser to bring the UFC to Liverpool. Let’s get to the Echo arena, let’s get me a top 10 opponent – that will be one of the most historical moments in my career.”
  • “I have total faith and confidence in the fact that I’m going to be the next British UFC world champion”.
  • “I don’t believe in pressure, you shouldn’t feel that as a fighter. Get on with your job and keep those emotions under control.”
  • “On Saturday Cowboy will see a level that he has never ever seen in his career before”.
  • “I’ve been training for 14 years for this. I’ve sacrificed so much, so on Saturday, it’s do or die. Saturday I go in there and make a big statement”.
  • “There’s going to be so many scousers here on Saturday that you don’t even understand!”
  • “After Cowboy, I’m just going to put everyone in the welterweight division on notice.”

 

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone

  • “Other than the sleep apnea, coming over here to Poland has been great.  My weight is fine, I’m eating anything I want right now.  In fact, I met a local family here and they took us and cooked us dinner last night.  She put out a thanksgiving spread and I said sorry ma’am, I can’t eat this much food but then I did.”
  • “Its crazy sleeping in a hotel room for a fight, I usually have the RV with me.”
  • “It’s cool, I enjoy Europe.  I was trying to get a fight and the UFC gave me a lineup of all the places they’re we offering me there was no Europe on there.  I said what about Poland card and Sean Shelby (UFC Matchmaker) was like you’ll go overseas and I was like sure, why not?”
  • “It doesn’t matter where I fight or when I fight.  You guys don’t understand, I’ll fight on the first fight of the night.  It doesn’t have to be the main event or Poland or a Pay-Per-View. It makes no difference to me. This is what I love to do.”
  • “I enjoy this whole process, being in Poland, walking around, checking everything out and being able to fight and doing what I love.”
  • “I was even trying to get a fight sooner than now but of course its timing and other things.  That was the issue with this card. Once I got the Poland fight, it was finding an opponent for Poland.  Im glad Darren Till stepped up.”
  • “It was no disrespect from me, I wasn’t trying to prod at the kid, I just didn’t know who Darren Till was. He has like three fights. He’s a new up and comer. This will be the biggest moment of his life. Will five rounds be too much for him?  He went from the undercard to the big card. Hey man, welcome to the big leagues.”
  • “Some people say Cowboy is the gate keeper. Well then can you get past the gate?”
  • “I’ve been in the game a long time, this is like my 34th time doing a Zuffa walk and I’ve been in the top-ten pretty much my entire career.  That’s pretty cool to sit back and say.”
  • “I watch zero fights. That’s my coach’s job, to figure out and game plan. I don’t like sitting around during fight week. I like going and seeing castles like I have this week.”
  • “I train hard, I train the same always. I stay ready.”
  • “It doesn’t always go my way. Right now, I’m two in the wrong and the Robbie (Lawler) fight could have gone either way. I fought the best in the world and I loved it but in the end, it’s what I love to do.”
  • “I want fans to say Cowboy’s in Poland? On FIGHT PASS?  What’s FIGHT PASS and how do I get it?  I need to see Cowboy fight because I know he’s biting down and going to give it his all. I want to come on and be the biggest draw in FIGHT PASS history.”

 

 

 

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Sosa vs. Castellanos Added to Kovalev-Shabranskyy Undercard

Oct 20, 2017

Jason “El Canito” Sosa to Clash with Robinson “Robin Hood” Castellanos on Televised Undercard

of Kovalev vs. Shabranskyy at
The Theater at Madison Square Garden in
New York City Saturday, November 25
Televised Live on 
HBO World Championship Boxing®
 
Portion of Ticket Proceeds to be Donated to Hurricane and Earthquake Relief Efforts
NEW YORK CITY (Oct. 19, 2017) Two of the most experienced fighters in the stacked 130-pound division will continue the heated Puerto Rico vs. Mexico rivalry when Jason “El Canito” Sosa (20-2-4, 14 KOs) takes on Robinson “Robin Hood” Castellanos (24-13, 14 KOs) in a 10-round super featherweight fight at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on the televised undercard for Kovalev vs. Shabrankskyy. The event takes place Saturday, Nov. 25 and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Although the competition between Puerto Rico and Mexico runs deep in the ring, Latinos come together and support each other in times of need. In light of the natural disasters affecting Mexico and the Caribbean, a portion of the proceeds of the ticket sales form this event will be donated to relief efforts for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the earthquake in Mexico City when ticket buyers use the code LATINOSUNIDOS to purchase their tickets through Ticketmaster.
“With the terrible natural disasters that have impacted Puerto Rico and Mexico recently, it was incredibly important to us that we find opportunities in boxing to give back to those affected,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Though Puerto Rico and Mexico are rivals when it comes to boxing we stand together united to help these communities recover and rebuild their lives.”
The 29-year-old Sosa, of Camden, NJ and of Puerto Rican descent, is the former WBA World Super Featherweight Champion. He earned his title by handing Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna his first loss as a pro with an 11th-round knockout in Beijing, China in June 2016. Sosa successfully defended his title with a 12-round decision win over Stephen Smith in Monte Carlo in November 2016 before returning several months later in a tough fight against Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko in April 2017. Sosa is also known for fighting to an impressive majority draw against former WBA Super World Featherweight Champion Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters and for stopping former world title challenger Jerry “The Corpus Christi Kid” Belmontes in only one round. Sosa’s aggressive style should produce fireworks against Castellanos.
“Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico,” said Sosa. “I have been living there for the last few months and I opened a business there. Now to see the destruction and devastation that my people are going through, it breaks my heart. It was very difficult for me to leave and begin my training camp back in New Jersey to get ready for the fight against Castellanos. This fight is important for many reasons. It is the beginning of the road to becoming champion again and it is my way of giving Puerto Rico a reason to smile and be proud. They are my biggest supporters and that little island shows me so much love.  I can’t do much but I can show them that this win is for them. I want to thank Castellanos and HBO for this opportunity.”
Castellanos is a battle-tested warrior who is coming off a spectacular performance against current WBA Super World Super Featherweight Champion Jezreel “El Invisible” Corrales in July of this year. The 35-year-old native of Guanajuato, Mexico also handed super bantamweight contender and world title challenger Ronny Rios his first career loss, stopping him by TKO in October of 2014. Before challenging for a world title, Castellanos stopped Cuban former unified WBA and IBF Featherweight Champion Yuriorkis “El Ciclon de Guantánamo” Gamboa on the May 5 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN. After having been so close to winning a world title in his last outing, Castellanos will look to make sure that he gets another crack at the top of the division with a victory on Nov. 25.
“What has happened in Mexico and Puerto [Rico] has been devastating,” said Castellanos. But it has also reminded us that we are strong and united. The crisis won’t be resolved from one day to another, but however long it takes we will lift ourselves up. I know little about Jason [Sosa], but I know that he was a world champion. He has already accomplished a dream that I am still looking to accomplish. I know that I’ll need a victory to fight for a world title again. Both of us will have to leave everything in the ring, and I hope that the people in New York really enjoy our fight.”
Tickets are currently on sale and are available at ticketmaster.com and the Madison Square Garden Box Office. Use the code LATINOSUNIDOS when purchasing your tickets to donate a portion of the proceeds to hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the rebuilding efforts in Mexico following the earthquake in Mexico City. The donations will go to the Hispanic Federation’s Unidos fund and to Habitat for Humanity Mexico.
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El Monterrey cayó 1-0 ante el Puebla

Oct 20, 2017

Primer revés de Rayados

El Monterrey cayó 1-0 ante el Puebla

Después de arrancar de manera contundente el certamen, el Monterrey cayó por primera ocasión en el Apertura 2017 de la Liga BBVA Bancomer tras ser superado 2-0 por el Puebla en encuentro reprogramado de la Jornada 10.

La noche no fue lo esperada para Rayados al no encontrar el mejor funcionamiento en sus líneas, dejando el invicto en el Estadio Cuauhtémoc y aguardando una fecha más su clasificación a la Liguilla.

Muy temprano en el marcador se fueron al frente los de La Franja después de una acción individual de Lucas Cavallini apenas a los cuatro minutos de tiempo corrido, poniendo cuesta arriba el accionar para los albiazules.

Tras el primer golpe, los dirigidos por Antonio Mohamed lograron acomodarse mejor en el terreno de juego pero no tuvieron claridad frente al marco poblano cerrando así la primera mitad.

Justo cuando el compromiso vivía momentos de tensión por el empuje de los regiomontanos, nuevamente apareció Cavallini para marcar su doblete al 77′ cerrando la pizarra.

A pesar de la derrota, el Monterrey se mantiene como Líder de la temporada con 27 unidades postergando su entrada a los Cuartos de Final del Apertura 2017 de la Liga BBVA Bancomer.

Cortesia: Club Monterrey

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GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN: ROSADO VS. TAPIA OFFICIAL WEIGHTS

Oct 20, 2017
ROSADO VS. TAPIA
 
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
Park Theater at Monte Carlo
Las Vegas, NV
 
Photo/Video Credit: Derrick Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
Rosado vs. Tapia is a 10-round middleweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate“THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The event will be held at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The ESPN 3 livestream of the undercard bouts begins at approximately 6:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. ET. The ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes transmission will begin at 8:00 p.m. PT/11:00 p.m. ET.
Tickets priced at $25, $45, $65 and $85, not including taxes or fees, for Rosado vs. Tapia will go on sale, Friday Sept. 22 at 10:00 a.m. PT. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the Ticketmaster Contact Center at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available 
for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com, www.ParkTheaterLV.com, or visiting any MGM Resorts Ticket Office.
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LA Galaxy to Host Inaugural International Youth Tournament in Southern California

Oct 20, 2017

LA Galaxy to Host Inaugural International Youth Tournament in Southern California

 

The LA Galaxy Cup will take place in Southern California in March and April 2018 and feature world-class teams from across the globe, including LA Galaxy Academy, England’s Swansea City and more;

Teams can register to participate now at www.lagalaxycup.com   

 

LOS ANGELES (Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017) – In April 2018, the LA Galaxy will host the first-ever LA Galaxy Cup, the club’s inaugural international tournament that will see world-class teams from across the globe competing in Southern California with Boys & Girls Development Academy & Club teams at the U-12 – U-19 level. Along with the LA Galaxy Academy sides, the LA Galaxy Cup will feature LA Galaxy Academy and Premier League side Swansea City A.F.C. among other youth sides from European, Mexican and Major League Soccer clubs.

 

Teams can still register to participate in the LA Galaxy Cup at www.lagalaxycup.com.

 

“As this country continues to invest in soccer at the youth level, it is paramount that we provide opportunities to play against the best competition throughout the world, and there is no better area in the United States than a soccer hotbed like Southern California to host a tournament like this,” said former MLS goalkeeper and current LA Galaxy Youth Development Ambassador Dan Kennedy. “We are extremely excited to launch the LA Galaxy Cup and provide our Academy athletes, along with youth athletes from across the United States, with the chance to compete against youth sides from world-class teams. We are committed to making the LA Galaxy Cup a premier youth soccer tournament in this country as we continue to raise the level of competition at the earliest possible ages.”

 

LA GALAXY CUP:

  • The LA Galaxy Cup will showcase athletes from Boys & Girls Development Academy & Club teams at the U-12 – U-19 level
  • The LA Galaxy Cup will be held from Wednesday, March 28 through Sunday, April 1 at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif.
  • The Great Park has 18 fields, including a soccer-specific stadium with 5,000 seats to showcase top matches all in one location.

 

In addition to the LA Galaxy Academy teams, which compete in the U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy, the tournament will feature numerous LA Galaxy Alliance Clubs from Southern California. The LA Galaxy Alliance Club Program is an extensive soccer development initiative for youth clubs that gives its members the best resources to reach their soccer and community potential.

 

The LA Galaxy Cup, supported by Welch’s, was created to offer a premier international competition for Boys Development Academy teams. The Galaxy plan to host a mix of European, Mexican, and Major League Soccer Academy teams to increase competition and provide a unique playing experience for each participating team.

 

LA Galaxy Season Ticket Memberships for the 2018 Major League Soccer season are now available. Season Ticket Members and Galaxy fans can go to lagalaxy.com/since96 to secure their 2018 LA Galaxy Season Ticket Memberships, beginning as low as just $323 per seat ($17 per match). In addition to visiting lagalaxy.com/since96, fans can secure 2018 Season Ticket Memberships at StubHub Center by visiting the Galaxy tent atop Section 104 or 126 at any LA Galaxy home game. Fans can also call 1.877.3GALAXY (342.5299) and press 1 when prompted to secure Season Ticket Memberships.

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