Matchroom’s Jacobs vs Arias / Miller vs. Wach Presser

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Daniel Jacobs, Luis Arias, Jarrell Miller & Mariusz Wach
New York City Press Conference Quotes, Photos & Video
 

                                             for Press Conference Video Highlights

Photos Courtesy Matchroom Boxing/Ed Mulholland
Video Courtesy Matchroom Boxing
 
Daniel ‘Miracle Man’ Jacobs takes on undefeated Luis Arias and 
Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller faces Mariusz Wach in Heavyweight Tilt
 
Saturday, November 11 at NYCB LIVE, home of
the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing®
 
Earlier this week in Manhattan, Matchroom Boxing officially announced their U.S. debut with Daniel Jacobs facing off against Luis Arias in a 12-round middleweight bout and Jarrell Miller taking on Mariusz Wach in a 12-round heavyweight tilt. The event will take place Saturday, November 11 at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
 
Below are highlights from the press conference:
 
EDDIE HEARN:
“Look at this guy (turning to Luis Arias), if you can dress like that, you can fight – there is no doubt whatsoever.  This is a young lion.  This is a guy that is 19-0.  We saw him on the Ward-Kovalev card it was a destruction of Magomedov and he’s coming here he is confident and this is the opportunity he has been waiting for, for a long, long time.  We have plans for Daniel to go to the top – Canelo, Golovkin – but right now he is the only thing that should be in Danny Jacobs’ mind is this young man.  The co-main event – what a fight in what a division – the heavyweight division – so many great young fighters and of course our charge who I believe is the biggest star in world boxing – Anthony Joshua, looking for opponents, looking for people to fight.  And on the card here on November 11 you have a heavyweight match-up that I think is a mouth-watering opportunity.  Top 10 heavyweights – Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller, the star out of Brooklyn who always has plenty to say and who is already making waves in the heavyweight division and his opponent is Mariusz, the giant here over to my left.  He is sensational and we had him in  for sparring with Anthony Joshua for the Klitschko fight.   Wach is No. 7 with the WBC and Top 10 with the IBF.  This is a Top 10 heavyweight match-up that is very important and instrumental to the division moving forward..  We wouldn’t be here without our partners and it is wonderful to be teaming up with HBO and Peter Nelson – he is a guy that lives and breathes the sport of boxing.  He can phone me up and 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning it doesn’t matter I will pick up the call.  We look forward to working together.  Of course Brooklyn Boxing, who has been working closely with Danny Jacobs as well, and their new home the Coliseum and coming back to Brooklyn in March or April.  It is an absolute honor to be promoting live boxing in America and you can really enjoy what we are going to bring.  It is going to be fresh, exciting, tickets go on sale Thursday priced from $30 up to $350 for our VIP package.  Trust me, in about 6 months time every promoter in the business over here will be trying to copy our VIP package – you are going to enjoy it a lot.”
DANIEL “MIRACLE MAN” JACOBS – (32-2, 29 KOs):
“I have much respect for Luis and his team for taking this fight I want to thank HBO and my promoter Eddie Hearn thank you for believing in me and thanks for giving me this platform to me so I can showcase my skills.  I always wanted to make sure that I prove to the fans that I step inside the ring with the best and even though a lot of people don’t know who Luis Arias is, a lot of people on the inside of the boxing world know who this guy is.  He is an undefeated champion and he is looking to ruin all of the things that I have and that HBO and my promoter have for me, so I have to take this guy serious – I didn’t take serious what he said now but I have to take this guy serious because this is an opportunity of a lifetime.  I have to continue to do what I do and win so I can have my opportunities in the near future.  I am taking this fight very serious.  It’s in my hometown.  Its added pressure.  Main event.  It is my first appearance on HBO, officially as a signed fighter with my new promoter.  This is nerve wracking.  This is supposed to be my showcase.  Now this man is going to try and ruin it all.  I am going to do my best.  I am going to give a great show.  Whether or not he can last, whether or not the chin…I think I’ve proven those things.  Yea, I went down in amateurs against Sean Porter.  I went down in the pros against Dmitri Pirog (words from Arias) OK, Sergio Mora I went down.  But guess what? (Looking at Arias) None of that matters.  None of that stuff matters.  You cannot base all of those things on how you are going to perform.  You are none of those guys and I am no one you have ever fought before.  We can stand here and compare amateur records.  We can talk about your two national, one national championship versus my trips out of the country, international duels – we can go on and on and on about that but none of that matters.  What matter is that we prepare ourselves well, we step in and we give the best foot forward.  But I’m honestly, I’m really not (looking at heckler in crowd) Sergio Mora was the only guy I said I was going to knock out and I knocked out.  I don’t really like knocking out guys but I thought this was going to be a cool press conference and we were going to come up here and take pictures but this guy is taking it to another level.  This guy is really taking it to another level.  He’s got the jewels on, he’s got the Fruity Pebbles suit on.  I’m mean New York is, you are in for a treat guys.  Bit shout out to my team – Andre Rozier, my trainer Victor Roundtree up in heaven and my family, my ”Get In The Ring’ Foundation and everyone who has supported me in my career.  I cannot begin to tell you how much this opportunity means to me.  I will show you November 11 and that’s going to be one of my best outings because this guy – he needs to get his mouth shut, so tune in if you can’t be there it’s going to be a good fight.”
 
LUIS “Cuba” ARIAS – (18-0, 9 KOs):
“Yea ( in a loud voice) down goes Jacobs, down goes Jacobs.  He’s not getting up Jim, he’s not getting up.  Let’s not act like it’s not happened before now.  That chin has been checked and he has hit that deck so it’s not far fetched.  Yea you are a good fighter.  You did your thing.  You put up a valiant effort versus Triple G.  Eddie Hearn and HBO is giving you way too much credit for just making it to the 12th round.  I’ve been fighting my whole life, since I’ve been 8-years old.  I know the difference between boxing and running, and there were a lot of points in that fight where I didn’t know if you were boxing or running.  So like I said I am ready for this opportunity and like he said it didn’t take any time to get this fight done.  They offered me the fight Friday morning and at 12:30 I said give me the Jacobs fight and now we are here.  I’d like to thank HBO – Peter, you did say you were going to bring me back on HBO.  When we spoke before the Magomedov fight I told you who I wanted and you delivered.  I took the fight and I’m ready.  I’m undefeated and I’m hungry.  I never hit the deck, never been hurt.  I’m moving.  If I fought the guys he fought I’d be 30-0 too.   He’s had a great team, he’s been taken care of but at the end of the day that chin is suspect.  I’m training for a fight I don’t plan on training for a marathon.  Please, when I hit you, just don’t run.  I am going to be in the middle of the ring.  You’re not going to have to find me.  I am going to be right there ready to fight.  So like I said on November 11 I am shocking the world and everyone is going to see who Luis Arias is.  (To heckler)  Who’s hitting that deck?”  How many times as your man his that deck?  (To more hecklers) I hit the deck?  How many time as he hit the deck?  Sergio Mora had eight knockouts. – he put him down.  Did you see Sergio Mora?  What happened to Pirog?  Do you remember Pirog?  HBO set it up for him to be a star.  (Yelling from crowd) November 11 we are going to find out.  I’ll be ready, like I said.  I am going to be read – 100% ready.  I’ve been watching Daniel Jacobs since I was 15, 16-years old and even back then he was getting dropped.  I stand a very good chance to win this fight.  I suggest you guys go and do your homework.  Ike I said, like I told Peter, everything Danny did, I did it.  Danny couldn’t even get out of the US in the amateurs.  They never took Danny out of the US to fight the world champions.  Why?  Because he would lose.  It’s the truth.  I was there – I was the national champ.  When did you win, in 2006?  I won in 2008 and 2010, so I am right there.  I belong in this fight and I am going to be ready.  Like I said, I am training for the hardest fight of my life, I will be in tip-top shape and I’ll be ready.  I just want to take the time right now and let everyone know, everyone in Las Vegas my prayers are with you guys and I suggest everyone that can donate some blood go donate some blood.  Puerto Rico and Mexico still need our help and keep donating.  Roc Nation and Title – we have a big plan that we are getting ready to send over to Puerto Rico.  I highly suggest you go to tidal.com/puertorico and in Brooklyn her Club Lust is open for donations every day.  Just keep pushing.  We are in good positions in our lives but there are people out there in the world that need us.  See you in November.”
JARRELL “Big Baby” MILLER – (19-0, 17 KOs):
“This is a long time coming to get to this point.  If you know anything about the streets or anything about fighters, it’s been a long time to get to where I am at and no easy routs taken – 15 years and we are finally somewhere.  I want to thank Eddie Hearn from the bottom of my heart for giving me the opportunity in a country where I am not from for him to see the talent in me and people that are from the country that I am from kind of overlook me.  HBO stepped up – Salita, he’s a pain in my butt, but I’ve known him since I was 16-years old and he’s a pretty good guy when he wants to be and he’s still my boy – Shalom. It took my team to get me here.  If I said I did it all by myself I would be lying to you – there were some days where I didn’t have a place to sleep.  There were days I had no money and Harry gave me a couple bucks.  It took a lot for me to get to where I am today.  I am super motivated.  I am relaxed right now.  I am super motivated.  I fought at 296 my last fight and I am at 296 right now so imagine 5 weeks from now where I am going to be.  I am so angry on the inside from what happened a couple weeks ago because they wanted me to fight my best friend, but I sacrificed so much to get here, I would quit and die before I would give in the need to somebody else – that’s not the way how this works.  November 11 is going to be war.  I’m an actually black/polish if you didn’t know that.  I am going to give you a history lesson.  A lot of people don’t know that the Polish helped the Haitians against the French to overthrow the French and to give Haitian people their independence.  Since then, Poland is recognized as the only European country as being black.  So he’s (pointing at Wach) actually black – he might not know that, so that means he can fight his ass off twice as much.  It took teamwork to get to where I am at I could not get here by myself but in that ring I am by myself and come November 11 I am going to kick your behind.  He’s got no idea.  If I am throwing 70 punches at 296 on five weeks notice imagine what I’m going to bring to the ring on November 11 – it’s going to be fireworks.  I thank everyone for giving me the opportunity t let me show my skills on TV.  If you track me from amateurs, from kick-boxing till now I’ve been kicking but for a long time and that’s what’s going to happen on November 11 – I am going to kick butt again.  I’m not Adam or whoever you have sparred with.  I’m not Klitschko – I am something different.  I’m mean.  I’m a killer.  I’m going to knock your head off.  I thank you for signing the contract because it was hard to find another dummy to step in and I appreciate it.  Thanks again – support your local fighters, support Brooklyn and of course look out for one another no matter if you are white. Muslim, Jew, Irish, Puerto Rican, no matter, we only have each other at the end of the day.”
DARIUSZ WACH – (33-2, 17 KOs):
“I would like to thank everybody that is out here especially HBO for giving me this chance in this big fight coming up with Joel Miller on November 11.  We do know that Jarrell Miller is a strong fighter and a big heavyweight but he hasn’t met a warrior like me, he hasn’t met a heavyweight like me and on November 11 it is going to be war.  I can’t wait to see everyone inside the Coliseum on November 11.  Thank you.”
PETER NELSON, HBO SPORTS:
“I would like to thank Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing.  After the signing a lot of people said ‘Wow, HBO is making some great moves here,’ and made us look terrific.   I’ll tell you exactly how complicated this was – Keith Connolly and Eddie Hearn came to us and said “Do you want to sign Daniel Jacobs?’   I said yes and that was about as complicated a discussion as it needed to be.  He is a star on his way to superstardom and one of the greatest stories in the sport but that is not why we are here.  We are here because this is a great fight.  I asked Luis Arias ‘How old are you?’ and he said ‘Let me tell you something – everything that Daniel Jacobs did as an amateur I did twice.’  I didn’t ask how good you are I asked how old you are.  This is going to be a great fight.   Luis Arias is undefeated.  Daniel Jacobs is on the rise.  Daniel has all of the experience.  This one is a little younger.   We are also going to have a tremendous co-feature with the HBO debut of “Big Baby” Miller along with Wach and as Eddie said the heavyweight division right now is very exciting.”
Tickets for the live event are on sale on Thursday, October 5 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, NYCBLIVE.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the Ticketmaster Box Office at the Coliseum, starting Friday, October 6 at noon.
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Today! Watch Alexander- Ayala Mohegan Sun Weigh In Live Wed 10/4 6pm ET on Facebook

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Vaughn Alexander – Elvin Ayala Weigh In
Shown Live on Facebook 

TODAY, Wednesday, October 4 at 6PM ET
 
Click here to watch or copy and paste into browser
Today, Wednesday, October 4 at 6PM ET, fans will be able to watch the live weigh in for The Mohegan Sun’s Rising Stars Boxing Series Thursday, October 5 boxing card on the Main events Facebook page:

About Oct 5: The Mohegan Sun’s Rising Stars Boxing Series hosts its third installment with a rare Thursday Night edition at the Arena at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. The Main Event features a ten-round middleweight match-up between Rising Stars’ staple Vaughn Alexander (10-0, 7 KOs) and former middleweight title contender Elvin Ayala (30-8-1, 13 KOs). Also on the card, Nate Green (9-0, 2 KOs) and Josh Crespo (6-5-3, 3 KOs) will face-off in an eight-round rematch. The series is presented by Mohegan Sun and Main Events and feature boxing prospects from New England and around the world. Tickets start at $40 and are available now through Ticketmaster and the Mohegan Sun box office.
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Pumas nombra Director Técnico interino

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Pumas nombra Director Técnico interino

El Club Universidad Nacional informa que nombró a David Patiño nuevo entrenador del primer equipo, de forma interina, para el resto del torneo.

Patiño ha pertenecido a esta institución durante muchos años, como jugador entrenador en fuerzas básicas.

Cortesia: Club Pumas

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PATRIOTS, COWBOYS AND QUARTERBACKS HIGHLIGHT THIS WEEK’S “INSIDE THE NFL”

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PATRIOTS, COWBOYS AND QUARTERBACKS HIGHLIGHT THIS WEEK’S “INSIDE THE NFL”

 Premieres Tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®

To Watch Arizona Head Coach Bruce Arians on Sunday Reacting

To The Reversed Touchdown Against San Francisco

 

NEW YORK (Oct. 3, 2017) — This week’s installment of Sports Emmy® Award-winning studio show “INSIDE THE NFL” premieres tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.  Host James Brown is joined by expert analysts Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason and former veteran NFL linebacker Ray Lewis in-studio to discuss the ups and downs of NFL Week 4.

 

Tonight’s episode is highlighted by discussions about the struggles of the New England Patriots defense and the Dallas Cowboys offense, as well as talk of whether or not it’s time for some teams including the N.Y. Giants, L.A. Chargers and Baltimore Ravers to move on from their current franchise quarterbacks.

 

Plus, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan are wired for sound.

 

INSIDE THE NFL covers every game, every week, with trademark highlights from NFL Films, special in-depth features and spirited debate on the hottest topics in the NFL. The show is produced by CBS Sports and NFL Films and airs every Tuesday during the NFL season through Feb. 6, 2018.

 

The show is produced by CBS Sports and NFL Films.  The executive producers are Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports and Ross Ketover and Pat Kelleher of NFL Films.  Pete Radovich Jr., the Emmy Award-winning Creative Director for CBS Sports, serves as coordinating producer.

 

For more information about INSIDE THE NFL, visit SHO.com, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and join the conversation using #INSIDETHENFL.

 

 Following are excerpts from this week’s episode:

 

On whether or not it’s time for some teams to move on from their current quarterbacks…

Boomer Esiason – “I do believe that three of these quarterbacks on this list [Joe Flacco, Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, Drew Brees and Carson Palmer] will not be with their team next year… I would say Drew Brees, Carson Palmer and Philip Rivers will not be on their teams next year. That’s what I believe.”

 

Phil Simms -“We are in a new age. And what’s the age? It’s where the quarterback is paid so much money you can’t fire him… They call them the face of the franchise because they are… You can’t put Eli Manning in the same category sometimes because he’s won two championships. In the last two weeks, it looks like they’ve kind of figured out what they’re going to do on the offensive side. So he has more give than any of these guys, in my estimation, because of the fact he has two MVP’s in the Super Bowl.”

 

On New England’s defense…

Boomer Esiason -“They [New England] are missing a spark on that defense. In past years, whether it be [Rob] Ninkovich or [Mike] Vrabel or Patrick Chung coming up with the big play or Devin McCourty coming up with the big play, they’re not getting that right now for their defense.”

 

On the mobility of quarterbacks…

Ray Lewis – “You think about Drew Brees, Cam Newton, Alex Smith, Deshaun Watson. Those guys get out of the pocket. They make things happen outside of the pocket. They [New England] don’t have that spark.”

 

Phil Simms – “They thought they had two shutdown corners [Patriots cornerbacks Malcolm Butler and Stephon Gilmore]. So when you have two corners like that, you think ‘Well, we got those two. We can put the rest in a certain position to give us a chance for great success.’ That has not happened. They have blown assignments. When I say blown an assignment, I mean guys that are running down the field uncovered and it has cost them two games [Carolina and Kansas City]… They never did that before.”

 

On parity around the league…

Ray Lewis – “Home teams aren’t safe at home any more. I’m looking at the Minnesota Vikings lose at home.  I’m looking at the New England Patriots lose at home.  The Atlanta Falcons lose at home. The Baltimore Ravens lose at home. The Dallas Cowboys lose at home … [It’s all about] matchups… It’s certain teams that you run into that you don’t normally play [and] you don’t know how to prepare for them.”

 

Phil Simms – “From the top to the bottom, it’s a fine line.  It really is. From one to 32, I’ve never seen it this close.”

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Professional Boxing Returns to San Francisco Oct 21 Karim Mayfield Headliner

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“BACK TO BUSINESS”
CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING AT THE HISTORIC SAN FRANCISCO ARMORY
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 3, 2017) – Professional boxing returns to the city of San Francisco, CA, on October 21, 2017, as hometown hero Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (19-4-1, 11 KOs), takes on undefeated prospect Miguel Dumas (10-0, 7 KOs).  The main-event bout will take place at the beautiful historic San Francisco Armory.  On the line with be the WBU Welterweight Americas Belt.
Mayfield, who’s been out of the ring for over a year, is looking to get his career back on track with an impressive victory.  The San Francisco native is thrilled to get back in the ring, especially in his hometown.
“I really wanted to bring boxing back to San Francisco in a classy manner,” said Karim Mayfield. “The San Francisco Armory is a beautiful venue that holds 4,000 people.  We want to get the word out that this will be a friendly atmosphere where everyone of all walks of life can enjoy the fights.  I’m facing a young hungry fighter from Mexico in Miguel Dunas who I know is going to bring it.  We got a lot of local fighters on the card.  It’s going to be a great show for everyone.  Tickets are on sale now.  I’m going to do a lot of damage come fight night.”
Unbeaten Raquel “Pretty Beast” Miller (4-0, 2 KOs) vs. Sydney LeBlanc (4-4) was supposed to serve as the co-feature, but LeBlanc had to pull out for undisclosed reasons.  A new opponent will be announced soon.  The 6-round co-feature bout will be in Super-lightweight division.  Miller, who is currently ranked #2 by boxrec.com, was born and raised in San Francisco and is expected to have a lot of fans in attendance.
“This will be the first time I’ll be fighting in my hometown of San Francisco,” an ecstatic Raquel Miller said. “Everyone from my neighborhood, all my family and friends, they’re all coming out to watch me fight.  I can’t wait to put on a great show for everyone.  I’ll definitely be going for the knockout.”
Also on the card is Sacramento’s Xavier Martinez (9-0, 5 KOs) vs. Jonathan Alcantara (7-16-2, 1 KO) in an 8-round bout in the featherweight division.  Martinez is a member of Floyd Mayweather’s TMT (The Money Team) and Mayweather Promotions,
San Carlos, CA, resident, Stan Martyniouk (17-2, 3 KOs) vs. Luis Alfredo Lugo (14-27-1, 3 KOs) will do battle in a 6-round super-lightweight clash.
From the Mission District in San Francisco, Middleweight Ricardo Pinell (14-3-1, 8 KOs) vs. Carlos Ruiz (8-3, 3 KOs) go toe-to-toe in a 6-round middleweight bout.
Rounding out the rest of the card is Will Shaw (2-0, 2 KOs) vs. Lenard Davis (1-0-2) in the
super-lightweight division (4-rounds), super-lightweight Luis Casillas (1-1, 1 KO) vs. TBA, and featherweight Marquita Lee (3-5) vs. TBA.
Tickets priced $40 (standing room only), $50 (floor seats tier 3), $60 (floor seat tier 2), $80 floor tier 1, $125 (front seats), and ringside $250, are on sale now at EVENTBRITE.COM.  Doors open up at 5:30 p.m.  First bout at 6:00 p.m.
The San Francisco Armory is located at 1800 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103. Located conveniently at the corner of  Mission Street and 14th Street, the SF Armory is served by Muni routes, major bus lines and is easily accessible by BART that serves the East Bay and the airport. Parking can be arranged using local lots or valet.
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Unbeaten Super-Featherweight Prospect Jorge Castaneda 9-0, 9 KOs signs with Prince Ranch Boxing

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Unbeaten Super-Featherweight Prospect And Knockout Artist
JORGE “LAREDO” CASTANEDA
Signs Management Contract With Prince Ranch Boxing
(LAREDO, TX) October 3, 2017Prince Ranch Boxing (PRB) is happy to announce the signing of unbeaten knockout artist, prospect Jorge “Laredo” Castaneda (9-0, 9 KOs), from Laredo, TX.  Castaneda will be managed and guided by PRB’s Greg Hannely, and his team of professionals.
Born and raised in Laredo, TX, Castaneda is a powerful super-featherweight that stands 5’10”, with a 70″ reach.  After turning professional at age 18, Castaneda was able to capture the WBC Youth Intercontinental Super Featherweight Title, at just 20-years old. With a new management team behind him, Castaneda is thrilled about where is career is heading.
“I’m so excited to be part of the Prince Ranch Boxing team,” said Jorge Castaneda. “I know Greg has a lot of connections to get me in position to make a name of myself.  I just want to continue working hard and stay busy.  I’m willing to fight anyone they put in front of me.  I fear no man.  I have the power and skills to be a world champion and I’m gunning for everyone in the super-featherweight division.”
Known for spotting great talent, PRB’s Greg Hannely feels Castaneda has all the gifts to be something extraordinary.
“Jorge Laredo is a rare talent,” said Greg Hannely. “He as an incredible combination of power and speed, to go along with his astonishing ring IQ.  I’m very happy that we were able to sign him to our very talented stable of fighters.  The Prince Ranch Boxing brand is on the rise and the boxing world will be hearing more about us as we march forward.  It’s an exciting time for everyone under the Prince Ranch Boxing brand.”
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LA Galaxy to train over international break; LA Galaxy II get set for 2017 home finale against Portland Timbers 2

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LA Galaxy to train over international break; LA Galaxy II get set for 2017 home finale against Portland Timbers 2

 

LOS ANGELES (Monday, Oct. 2, 2017) – LA Galaxy (7-17-8, 28 points) will break this week for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifiers. It’ll be the team’s longest break between games this season, as they’ll return to play in their 2017 MLS home finale on Sunday, Oct. 15 at StubHub Center against Minnesota United FC.

 

LA Galaxy II (7-18-5, 26 points) return to Los Angeles for their home finale at 7:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, Oct. 7 against Portland Timbers FC 2 (3-20-6, 15 points) at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium (streamed live and for free on LAGalaxy.com/2).

 

2017 MLS Regular Season: Bye Week

LA Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos and midfielder Jonathan dos Santos will be in action for Mexico over the international break, as the two were again called in as the team finishes up its World Cup Qualifying campaign against Trinidad and Tobago and Honduras.

 

The dos Santos brothers and Mexico will see Trinidad and Tobago at 8:30 p.m. PT on Friday, Oct. 6 at Estadio Alfonso Lastras in San Luis Postosí, Mexico. They’ll then travel to face Honduras at 6 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at Estadio Olimpic in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

 

LA Galaxy’s Gyasi Zardes was also called in for international duty, earning the nod from Bruce Arena and the U.S. Men’s National Team. However, after sustaining a groin injury in the first half of the Galaxy’s contest with Real Salt Lake over the weekend, Zardes will not be joining the team.

 

The U.S. face Panama at 4:30 p.m. PT on Friday, Oct. 6 at Orlando City Stadium before finishing their World Cup qualifying campaign against Trinidad and Tobago at 5 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad.

 

2017 USL Regular Season: LA Galaxy II vs. Portland Timbers 2

Los Dos see Timbers 2 for the first time in Los Angeles this season, their first meeting since a thriller in Portland on July 9. The Galaxy escaped with a 4-3 win in that match, as Adrian Vera knotched a brace in four minutes of play and Justin Dhillon added another in the second half to capitalize on Tyler Turner’s first half penalty take.

 

During Saturday’s contest, Galaxy II will host Fan Appreciation Night at StubHub Center, to be preceded by LA Galaxy Share Plates Celebration. The Celebration, benefitting local, hunger-fighting non-profit L.A. Kitchen, is just one of a city-wide weekend of dinner parties, rallying Angelenos in the fight against hunger, food waste and employment. For more information, visit LAGalaxy.com/LAKitchen.

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Erislandy Lara vs. Terrell Gausha Training Camp

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Erislandy Lara vs. Terrell Gausha Training Camp Notes
 
Super Welterweight Title Fight Headlines SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Tripleheader Saturday, October 14 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn & Presented by Premier Boxing Champions
Training Camp Photos
BROOKLYN (October 2, 2017) – WBA Super  Welterweight World Champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara will defend his belt for the fifth time, and the first against an unbeaten opponent, when he battles 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha in the headlining fight of a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader on Saturday, October 14 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®.
Coverage on SHOWTIME begins live at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and features hard-hitting unbeaten champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo taking on top contender Erickson “Hammer” Lubin and “Swift” Jarrett Hurd making his first title defense against tough former world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout.
 
Tickets to the event are on sale now and start at $50 (not including applicable fees). Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.
 
Here is what the fighters had to say from their respective training camps:
ERISLANDY LARA
 
(24-2-2, 14 KOs) From Guantanamo, Cuba & Training with Ronnie Shields in Houston
 
Q. How has training camp gone? Has it been affected by the Hurricanes and what is your message for the people effected in your training home in Houston and home in Miami? 
“Training camp is going smooth as always.  A lot of hard work has been put into the camp.  As far as the Hurricanes, it flooded bad in the areas close to our gym, but we were only gone for a couple of days.  The roads to the gym were flooded, so we couldn’t go to the gym on those days.  I just want to say I’m praying for all those affected by the hurricanes in both Houston and Miami.”
Q. What do you know about Gausha and what kind of problems does he present? What do you have to be prepared to do to get the win?
“Gausha is a very good fighter.  I know he was an Olympian and is currently undefeated as a professional.  There’s nothing he does that I haven’t already seen.  So, I’m just going to stick to my game plan and listen to my corner. If I stay composed I will be able to put on the performance I’m looking for.”
Q. What does it mean to you to be on a card with all of these 154-pound champions and top contenders? How important is it to make a statement to the rest of the division? 
“It’s a great honor, especially since I’m in the main event.  It shows I’m the top fighter in the division.  Getting the win by all means necessary will be my statement.  If I get the knockout, it will be icing on the cake as the say here in the U.S.”
Q. What do you think is the significance of you being the longest-reigning 154-pound champion? If you’re able to win on October 14 what fights in the division do you want to make in the future? 
“It means a lot.  I have a goal to break the record, held by Gianfranco Ross, for most title defenses at 11.  But I’ll always be ready to fight anyone they put in front of me. I want big challenges so I would love to fight with GGG or Canelo, and I would also jump at the chance to unify against Cotto or Hurd.”
TERRELL GAUSHA
(20-0, 9 KOs) From Cleveland, Ohio & Training with Manny Robles in Norwalk, California
 
Q. How has training camp gone so far? Who have you been sparring with and what have they been able to do to prepare you for Lara? Have you tried anything new this training camp?
“Training has been great. We’ve been at it for 10 weeks. I’ve been sparring with good partners, even though I can’t pronounce most of their names. We brought in a bronze medalist from the 2012 Olympics, Chris Pearson and a great Nigerian fighter as well. They’re defensively skilled and as close as we could find to Lara’s style. He’s hard to mimic, but they’re close. We’re not really doing anything new, just working more rounds. I’ve done lots of 12-rounders in sparring, but we’ll save the rest of our secrets for fight night.”
Q. What does it mean to you to fight for a world title for the first time? Is there extra motivation from seeing other 2012 Olympians who’ve picked up titles?
“It’s a blessing and a dream come true. I’ve been working on this since I first laced up the gloves. Not everyone gets this shot and I plan on taking full advantage. Those guys from the 2012 Olympics are my brothers. We talked about things like this back at the Olympics. Then they went out and showed me it’s possible. I want to be the next one to pick up a title to fulfill my promise too.”
Q. What kind of problems does Lara present in the ring? How do you prepare for his skill set and what he does well in the ring?
“I’ve been watching Lara for a while. I know he’s a mover. Guys like that are slick and he’s a good counter-puncher. He’s a crafty veteran and has fought a lot of top guys. But I have a lot of experience myself. I’m undefeated and it’s my time.”
Q. What does it mean to you to be part of a tripleheader with the top talent in the division? How important is it to take advantage of this opportunity and put on the best performance possible?
“Being involved in this lets me know where I’m at. Not just anybody got on this card. We earned our way here and this night will open up other big fights in the division. There’s no pressure for me, though. I put in all the hard work at the gym. On fight night, I just let things flow.”
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