“El equipo está trabajando con mucha intensidad y dedicación”: Siboldi

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“El equipo está trabajando con mucha intensidad y dedicación”: Siboldi

? El Presidente de Santos Laguna, Alejandro Irarragorri, estuvo presente durante el entrenamiento de este jueves. El mandamás observó a detalle la práctica y estuvo en constante comunicación con el Cuerpo Técnico y plantel albiverde.
? Los Guerreros trabajaron esta mañana en las instalaciones de Territorio Santos Modelo, ejecutando labores de técnica individual, control de pelota, pases entre líneas, táctica fija y labores futbolísticas, bajo las órdenes de Robert Dante Siboldi.
? El mexicano Néstor Araujo y el estadounidense Jorge Villafaña reportaron el día de hoy al campamento santista, tras su participación con sus respectivas Selecciones Nacionales.
Torreón, Coah., 12 de Octubre de 2017.- El estratega Robert Dante Siboldi sigue preparando, a la par de los Guerreros, el compromiso frente a los Rojinegros de Atlas, en actividad de la fecha 13 de la Liga MX, encuentro que se efectuará este domingo a las 18:30 horas en el Estadio Corona de Territorio Santos Modelo.
Con respecto a cómo ha trabajado el conjunto en estos días, el uruguayo indicó: “Veo al equipo bien, está trabajando con mucha intensidad y dedicación. La confianza se va a ir adquiriendo. Estamos trabajando en todos los aspectos para que el jugador retome su nivel y que en conjunto podamos ser un equipo competitivo, estamos en esa vía y en eso nos estamos enfocando”.
Sobre el posible planteamiento que pudieran presentar los Zorros para el domingo, el timonel albiverde mencionó: “Es prácticamente como se nos planteó Puebla, que vino a cuidar el cero y en una descolgada poder hacer un gol para sacar un buen resultado de aquí. Estamos trabajando en lo que es la idea de juego, tener el control del balón, tener la posesión para darle fluidez, ser un equipo dinámico, darle ritmo al juego, en lo posible buscar circulación en lo ancho para tener profundidad, crear espacios pensando en un equipo que se cierra atrás, poder abrir y generar los espacios”.
Aseguró que la competencia interna se encuentra al máximo: “Así es, el equipo está trabajando al parejo, están todos en la misma línea, realmente están luchando su posición honestamente y eso hace que el nivel crezca, porque saben que tienen competencia interna muy fuerte y realmente hace crecer el grupo”.
El estratega santista explicó cómo han trabajado la parte ofensiva, con la intención de mejorar la contundencia: “Hay que ver la superficie de contacto, la parte técnica, cómo lo ejecutan, todo lo previo hace que al final salga buena o mala la acción, entonces nos estamos enfocando desde la creación de la jugada para que llegue la culminación correcta y el jugador pueda ser contundente, tratamos de generar acciones que podamos llegar de cara al arco y tener la tranquilidad para tener contundencia”.
Finalmente, resaltó cuál ha sido la mayor virtud del Club hasta esta parte del torneo: “El plantel en general técnicamente es muy bueno, la virtud mayor es esa, que son aptos para poder plantear cualquier formación, trabajo, ejercicio, que saben que sale bien porque la capacidad la tienen, hay talento, el tema es poder hacerlo conjuntar y que todos piensen al mismo tiempo lo mismo, el ponerse de acuerdo es lo que de repente ha dificultado un poco más, poder coordinar los movimientos, que uno no esté pensando en jugar en largo y el otro esté pensando en jugar en corto, esas ventajas de coordinación entre líneas que hay que tener para que sea un juego fluido y podamos pensar todos en lo mismo”.

Cortesia: Club Santos

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Actitud combativa permanente

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Actitud combativa permanente

La actitud combativa, compromiso de hacer el mejor trabajo posible y los deseos de trascender son los mismos de siempre al interior del plantel de Chivas, pues Orbelín Pineda afirmó que el grupo se prepara con la alta exigencia habitual con tal de encontrar su mejor versión y sumar de a tres ante Monarcas, lo cual le daría un empujón anímico importante para lo que resta del AP2017 en busca de lograr el repunte que lo ponga en la Liguilla.

“Todos en el equipo sabemos de la responsabilidad de estar en las mejores condiciones cada día, para eso entrenamos siempre, para mostrar el funcionamiento que queremos, si bien hasta ahora no se han obtenido los resultados que quisiéramos y nuestra afición merece, no dejamos de luchar por conseguir el triunfo y con esa mentalidad enfrentaremos a Morelia”, manifestó al terminar la práctica de este jueves.

Consciente de que el Rebaño Sagrado tiene por delante 6 ‘finales’ en el campeonato nacional para poder aspirar a estar en la pelea por el título, el habilidoso volante mixto dijo que para hacerlo realidad el grupo continuará enfocado partido a partido, pues así se ha trabajado siempre con tal de lograr los objetivos que se ha trazado.

“El equipo está unido, eso no cambia, hay que seguir por la misma línea que nos caracteriza, así hemos ganado cosas importantes y tenemos que estar fuertes para levantarnos, nos empleamos a fondo cada día para ganar y eso queremos, no será fácil, ellos tienen un gran equipo, que juega bien, y eso nos alienta para hacer un buen partido”, concluyó Orbelín Pineda.

Cortesia: Club Chivas

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“Actitud, entrega y compromiso”: Juan Carlos Valenzuela

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“Actitud, entrega y compromiso”: Juan Carlos Valenzuela

El Club Tijuana mantiene el paso firme en la preparación para encarar el cierre del Apertura 2017. Este jueves, el Conjunto Fronterizo realizó una sesión matutina de entrenamiento en la cancha anexa al Estadio Caliente. Posterior a la práctica, el Capitán Xoloitzcuintle, Juan Carlos Valenzuela realizó un balance del Apertura 2017, tras jugarse 11 jornadas de la LIGA MX.

“El equipo está preparado muy bien, trabajamos en la misma idea de juego, en mantener la intensidad con actitud, entrega y compromiso para obtener buenos resultados”, puntualizó.

Los Xoloitzcuintles ocupan de momento la décima posición general con 14 puntos, producto de cuatro partidos ganados, dos empatados y cinco perdidos.

El ‘6’ Rojinegro destacó que la pausa del torneo será útil para que el equipo trabaje en corregir los detalles previos al duelo ante Tiburones Rojos del Veracruz.

“Tenemos que mejorar en todos los sectores, somos un equipo. Hay que corregir los detalles puntuales que nos han costado sacar algunos puntos. Son días para prepararte, trabajar y tratar de llegar lo mejor posible para el viernes, vamos a salir a ganar”, concluyó.

Cortesia: Club Tijuana

 

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GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN: MALDONADO JR. VS. BARROSO OFFICIAL WEIGHTS

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MALDONADO JR. VS. BARROSO
 
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Indio, CA
 
Tickets still Available! 
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Maldonado, Jr. vs. Barroso is a 10-round super lightweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by “TECATE, THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING.” and Hennessy, “Never Stop. Never Settle.” Doors open at 4:30 p.m. ESPN Deportes will transmit the fights live from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. ESPN3 will live stream all the fights on the card beginning at approximately 8:30 p.m. ET/ 5:30 p.m. PT.
Tickets for the event start at $25 and will be available at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino box office, by calling 1-800-827-2946, or by purchasing online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
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Sin techo con Rayados

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Sin techo con Rayados

Las buenas actuaciones de Carlos Sánchez con el Monterrey lo ponen cerca del Mundial

La ilusión de Carlos Sánchez por jugar el Mundial de la FIFA Rusia 2018 con Uruguay está más viva que nunca, imprimiendo su máximo esfuerzo y mejor futbol con el Monterrey para ser tomado en cuenta.

A lo largo del Apertura 2017 de la Liga BBVA Bancomer el mediocampista se ha distinguido por sus buenas participaciones con Rayados, teniendo como objetivo seguir aportando en lo individual para lograr las metas grupales.

“La ilusión siempre está de poder estar en una lista mundialista según cómo haga el trabajo acá con Rayados. ‘Me quiero matar’ acá y estar en consideración. Tratar de hacer las mejores cosas acá y hay que seguir por el mismo camino”, dijo el playera ’13’ en conferencia de prensa en el Centro de Entrenamiento BBVA Bancomer El Barrial.

“No me puedo quedar con números. Son buenos, pero puedo dar más. Esto es un Grupo y si el Equipo anda bien uno puede aportar más y todavía no nos ponemos techo porque podemos dar más”, agregó ante los medios.

Cortesia: Club Monterrey

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Damien Sugar Vazquez and Blair The Flair Cobbs Camp

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Unbeaten Super-Flyweight Prospect
DAMIEN “SUGAR” VAZQUEZ
Photo by Mario Serrano – Prince Ranch Boxing
LAS VEGAS, NV (October 12, 2017) – Unbeaten prospects, super-flyweight Damien “Sugar” Vazquez (11-0, 6 KOs), and super-lightweight, Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (6-0, 5 KOs), who both fight under the Prince Ranch Boxing (PRB) management banner, give their thoughts on their training camps and upcoming showdowns taking place this Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Palenque de la Feria in AguascalientesMexico.  The card is promoted by Damien Vazquez’s “Sugar Promotions” in associations with Malibu Films and SOBA Recovery Centers.   Vasquez will face Galicia Morelos in an 8-round bout, and Cobbs will battle Hugo Padilla in a 6-rounder.
Here is what they had to say…
On his recent training camp…
“I got some good sparring for this upcoming fight.  All the hard work is done now.  Bones Adams and my brother Israel are doing a great job getting me prepared for the next level.  I’m in tip top shape and I’m going to be throwing a lot of punches in this fight.  Everyone will see my enhanced skills on fight night.”
On fighting in Mexico…
“I love fighting in Mexico because the fans are loud.  You can feel the energy inside the arena.  Every time there is an exchange, the crowd goes crazy.  This will be my sixth time fighting out there and I know its going to be exciting.”
On the state of the super-flyweight division…
“The division is filled with talented fighters all across the board.  Although they have a few losses, Roman Gonzalez and Rau’Shee Warren are some of the big names in the sport.  I’m just looking to continue my march up the rankings with the hopes of cracking the top ten in the near future.
On what a win will do for his career…
“A victory gets me one step closer to my goal of become a world champion.  I know with hard work, I’ll get there.  I’m just going to take it one day at a time.
Unbeaten Super-Lightweight Prospect
BLAIR “THE FLAIR” COBBS
On his recent training camp with former world champion, Bones Adams…
“I’m always pushing myself to be in the best shape possible and this camp was no different.  I had a lot of different looks in sparring and I’ll be prepared for any style the comes my way.  My weight is good and I’m feeling great.  Me and Bones have a great relationship.  He knows what it takes to become a world champion so his knowledge is very valuable.  I do my best to feed off his energy and listen to his instructions. He’s a great coach and were going to get to the top together.”
On fighting in Mexico…
I”m ready to go out there and a solid victory.  I’m going to be aggressive with the thought of ending the fight early.  I only got one thing on my mind and that’s to destroy my opponent.”
On the current state of his career…
“Since I signed with Greg Hannely, my career has taken off.  This will be my third fight since May of 2017 and I’m glad to be staying busy.  I know Prince Ranch Boxing has some big plans coming up.  My vision is to stay undefeated and keep climbing up the rankings.  I love were I’m at right now.”
On training at the Prince Ranch Boxing Facility…
“Training in Las Vegas at the Prince Ranch Boxing gym is a great experience.  A lot of good fighters come through from all around the world.  There is never a boring day at this gym.  Everyone that trains there is elite.  I’m getting the best work in the world.”
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UFC FIGHT PASS® MAKES RICO vs BIGFOOT COLLISION FREE

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UFC FIGHT PASS® MAKES RICO vs BIGFOOT COLLISION FREE

 

GLORY HEAVYWEIGHT KICKBOXING CHAMPION TAKES ON FORMER UFC TITLE CHALLENGER THIS SATURDAY

 

Las Vegas – The world’s greatest kickboxer – GLORY world heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven – collides with former UFC heavyweight title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva this Saturday, October 14 in the main event of GLORY 46 SuperFight Series. The historic event from Guangzhou, China, can be seen FREE for fight fans around the world via UFC FIGHT PASS, the UFC’s digital streaming service, and GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing promotion.  The platform and the promotion have worked together to make the entire seven-fight GLORY SuperFight Series available both live and on a video-on-demand basis.

 

Fans who download the UFC App or click HERE on their desktop will be able to enjoy the action, whether they currently have a subscription to UFC FIGHT PASS or not.

 

The live event begins streaming at 6am ET, with Bigfoot and Verhoeven expected to clash around 8am ET. After the live stream, the event will be available on a video-on-demand basis – for FREE – for a period of one week.

 

As FIGHT PASS subscribers are well aware, 28 year old Dutchman Verhoeven has established himself as kickboxing’s No.1 star. Standing 6ft 5l and weighing 260lbs, “The King of Kickboxing” is riding a 13-fight winning streak inside the GLORY ring that includes five defenses of his heavyweight title and victories over a who’s who of the division including kickboxing icons Badr Hari, Daniel Ghiță and Peter Aerts.

 

Verhoeven describes facing former UFC contender Silva as a new challenge:

 

“Fighting MMA fighters in cross-over fights is interesting and I’m always looking for new challenges and new ways to keep entertaining the fans. Bigfoot always brings a war in his fights and that’s what the fans want to see. If I take him lightly, I will put myself in a dangerous position. He can hit hard from all angles and has real heavyweight power, so I know I can’t lose concentration for an instant.”

 

“Bigfoot is dangerous throughout the fight – I know we will have an exciting fight this Saturday.”

 

The Brazilian-born Silva, who will be making his kickboxing debut in China, is well-known to MMA fans. The 6ft 4, 265lbs brawler boasts 14 knockouts from his 19 wins in MMA and holds stoppage wins over the likes of former UFC heavyweight champions Ricco Rodriguez and Andrei Arlovski along with PRIDE FC champ Fedor Emelianenko.

 

“Bigfoot” relishes the challenge of competing under kickboxing rules, especially in a sprint of a fight which will be contested over three, three-minute rounds:

 

“Rico is one of the best in the world, a champion and has a lot of power and explosiveness – but I’m very relaxed about this fight. I’ve fought the best strikers in the world – Mark Hunt, Alistair Overeem and others from kickboxing – and I believe one punch will finish this fight.”

 

“I have kicks in my game, but I really believe in the power of my hands. If I can put one punch on his, I will put him down.”

 

The full GLORY 46 SuperFight Series is below:

 

GLORY 46 SuperFight Series
Heavyweight: Rico Verhoeven vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva
Catchweight (75 kg): Shanghai Gao vs. Alan Scheinson

Middleweight: Wei Zhou vs. Andre Walker
Catchweight (53 kg) Bout:  Jia Liu vs. Zaza Sor. Aree
Catchweight (68 kg) Bout: Lei Xie vs. Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao
Lightweight Bout: Qinghao Meng vs. Pascal Schroth

Professional Sanda Bout: Hongxing Kong vs. Yang Sun

 

For more information, please visit UFCFightPass.com .

 

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CLAVES PARA LA VICTORIA ERISLANDY LARA vs. TERRELL GAUSHA

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CLAVES PARA LA VICTORIA

ERISLANDY LARA vs. TERRELL GAUSHA

 

Sábado 14 de a las 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT En Vivo por SHOWTIME®

Desde Barclays Center en Brooklyn, N.Y. 

 

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Ex monarca mundial Raul “El Diamante” Marquez analiza las claves para la victoria de la próxima edición de SHOWTIME BOXEO, la cual será encabezada por el campeón mundial superwélter Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara defendiendo su cetro por sexta vez en contra del zurdo ex olímpico Terrell Gausha.

 

Lara debe usar su experiencia de campeonato y seguir la escuela de boxeo cubano: defensa, ofensa, defensa.  Mientras que Gausha tiene que boxear inteligentemente cortando el ring y capitalizando en su jabeo preciso.

 

Sábado 14 de Octubre en vivo por SHOWTIME a las 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT desde Barclays Center.

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WORLD’S BEST 154-POUND FIGHTERS SOUND OFF & FACE OFF AT FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE

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WORLD’S BEST 154-POUND FIGHTERS SOUND OFF & FACE OFF AT FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP TRIPLEHEADER THIS SATURDAY LIVE ON SHOWTIME® FROM BARCLAYS CENTER

Photo by Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME
 
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® Telecast of Premier Boxing Champions Event Begins Live At 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

 Photos from Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME

 
Photos from Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment
NEW YORK (Oct. 12, 2017) – Six of the world’s best 154-pound boxers met face-to-face at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan on Thursday at the final press conference for this Saturday’s world championship tripleheader live on SHOWTIME.
The Premier Boxing Champions event taking place at Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®, features five fighters ranked in the top 10 – and four in the top five – in one of boxing’s deepest divisions. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and is headlined by WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara making the sixth defense of his title against undefeated contender Terrell Gausha.
In the co-feature, WBC Super Welterweight Champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo will defend his title against fellow unbeaten No. 1 contender Erickson “Hammer” Lubin. IBF Junior Middleweight Champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd makes the first defense of his title against former world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout in the televised opener.
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’s what the fighters had to say on Thursday:
ERISLANDY LARA
“On Oct.14, I will show why I’m the No. 1 fighter in the division.
“Just another day at work; another day at the office for me. I have to do what I have to do and be a smart boxer to win this fight. I’m going to have to show a little bit of everything: show my boxing, and show my power. He will see a little bit of everything on Saturday night.
“Absolutely I want to unify. That’s what I’m here for – to win all the belts. After this fight, hopefully one of these young guns will step up to the plate and fight me.
“I will show everybody I’m the best in the 154-pound division, and I’m here for a long time. It’s very important to bring this world title back to the people of Houston. There’s been a lot of tragedy in Houston, and I hope with this win it brings just a little bit of joy to my fans and people going through a hard time.”
TERRELL GAUSHA
“This is going to be my best performance to date and I look to be sharp and focused. I love the competition and the tough challenges, and I look to be at point on Saturday night.
“It’s time for the young guys and Olympians like me, Errol Spence and Rau’Shee Warren to take over. It’s our time.
“I’ve got a huge support system in Cleveland and my mom has a busload of people coming to see me. To have fans like that come and support you makes you want to dig down deep and get that win.”
JERMELL CHARLO
“We had a strong camp with my sparring partners in Dallas. We know who’s below us. This young guy here [Lubin] has a big fight coming up. I already know what I have to do. They got to be the ones that try and figure out a game plan. Try and come up with a ‘Plan B’ or ‘Plan A.’ You got a lot of hype man, a lot of people around you buzzing. They keep you going, they keep you rowdy. That’s good. We clap too, we love it. We enjoy it. But Saturday night, the fight that I thought should have been the main event of the card is going to be the one that steals the show. We did this before, we will do it again.
“I’m undefeated, he’s undefeated. Regardless of if he has the same amount of fights that I have, he’s hungry. He’s been running his mouth a lot lately. That has a lot to do with the reason why my team gets rowdy. We get rowdy and that’s the kind of energy we feed off of. When you continue to do what you do, I just got to back it up in the ring and I can’t worry about what my opponent says and what his team says, because nobody has to fight but us.
“Let’s get in there and get comfortable in the ring. Hopefully I make him pay for the mistakes he’s making right now.
“It’s so important for me to bring a world title back to Houston. I told my brother [Jermall] that I’m competing with one of his knockouts against an undefeated fighter. It’s not about the world title because my city needs it. My family needs it. My son loves it. Therefore, I’ve got my life on the line.”
ERICKSON LUBIN
“I’m very excited. I’m very confident, I had a great training camp and I’m just ready to go on Saturday.
“I hear it a lot, that I’m younger and he’s more experienced. It doesn’t really get to me, I know it is a huge step up because I’m fighting for the WBC title, not because of my opponent. I’ve seen everything in the ring. I’ve seen all types of fighters through training, fighting and through amateurs so this is definitely a big step up when it comes to me fighting for the WBC title.
“This definitely should have been the main event, but you got an experienced guy like Lara in the main event, which I don’t complain about. I know I got to go in there and take care of business. We’re both young. I’m not even in my prime yet. I’m ready to capture this title and I’m hungrier than ever and I know he’s hungry. He’s fairly young and we’re both undefeated and we both have a huge entourage. We’re just backed up by a lot of people and we got hype behind us. We’re ready to see who’s the hype and who’s the real deal.
“Orlando hasn’t had a champion in a very long time, or maybe never. This means everything. I’ll be a big, huge inspiration to Orlando. I am already a huge inspiration to Orlando. I can’t wait to bring it back to Orlando to give more people hope to go out there and do something positive.”
JARRETT HURD
“I’m feeling great. I’m right on weight. Like I said, this is the fight I’ve been waiting for and that I’ve wanted, so I’m ready to fight.
“I really want to go out here and make a statement and be the first to stop Austin Trout and send him into retirement.
“Here’s the thing, in my last four televised fights I’ve never possessed the same style. Austin Trout doesn’t know what style I’m coming out with in this fight. I never look the same in any of my fights so he can say that he prepared for a toe-to-toe matchup and that he prepared for me moving around, but he doesn’t know what I’m bringing to the table. I’ve got a couple tricks up my sleeve.
“[My height] is going to be a big factor because he’s going to try and move around and box from the outside, but I’m the taller, longer guy. So it’s going to be hard for him to stay on the outside, let alone stay on the inside, which he isn’t going to want to do either because I’m the bigger guy. It’s going to play a big factor and make it more difficult than he thinks.
“They say it’s easier to become a champion than to defend a belt. Right now this is my chance to defend my title and bring it back home. I can’t wait to represent.”
AUSTN TROUT
“When I become champion on Saturday night I will continue to represent this game with class and dignity. I know this sounds like a campaign speech, but the beautiful part about it is that I don’t need your votes. I don’t need anyone to vote me in. I get to go in there and take it with my two hands. I have the faith that I can do it, but we all know faith without works is dead. But I’ve put in the work. So I have faith in the work behind me. My experience is just the icing on top to go in there and become the two-time world champion and stake the claim as the best 154-pounder in this game.
“Honestly, I didn’t see a big frame up there, I just saw a tall guy. His shoulders look lean and his arms look lean. Either he’s sucking down for weight, or he’s just a little guy in a big, tall man’s body.
“He’s right in saying the fight isn’t going to go the distance, but it’s funny because he’s not going to be the one doing the knocking out. You know this man isn’t going to last 12 rounds.
“I’m going to drown this kid. We’re taking him into deep waters. He’s never been there. This is unchartered territory for him.
“Two-time Trout. I like that. I need that belt in order to solidify my legacy.”
LOU DiBELLA, CEO of DiBella Entertainment
“This is as good as it gets in boxing. We hope to have as many regular boxing fans in that room as we possibly can. You can get a great seat for the price of what you pay for a Pay-Per-View telecast. This quality of boxing has been emblematic of SHOWTIME’s boxing program in the last few years.”
STEPHEN ESPINOZA, Executive Vice President/General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports
“This event will be the 25th boxing event at Barclays Center in five years. I need to recognize Barclays Center and their staff because there are not that many venues supporting and contributing to this sport the way Barclays Center is. More than half of those shows have been on SHOWTIME as we’ve done 12, and two have been on CBS.
“We’ve set a very high bar with those events. Fighters know and promoters know – everyone knows that when you fight on SHOWTIME at Barclays Center it’s a big and exciting night in boxing.
“Fight fans sometimes complain that having multiple belts or multiple champions is complicated and confusing. But in this division, it’s not. I’ll make it really simple: these guys up here are the best guys in the division. That’s it. Who’s at No. 1 and who’s the best? I can’t tell you. But it’s one of these six guys. So this coming Saturday you will see the best in the division, and they’ll be fighting each other.”
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Main Events Signs Golden Gloves Prospect Ismael Villarreal

Oct 13, 2017 0
Main Events Signs Promotional Contract with 
Junior Middleweight Prospect Ismael Villarreal
Ismael Villarreal Signing Main Events Promotional Contract


 
Totowa, NJ:          Main Events has added another up-and-coming prospect to their already diverse roster with the signing of junior middleweight prospect Ismael Villarreal of the Bronx, New York.
Villarreal grew up on the south side of the Bronx listening to his father, Otilio Villarreal, recount stories of his own professional boxing career and his match-ups against names like Zab Judah, Hector Camacho and Kermit Cintron. Ismael first began training with his father at the age of eight.
Ismael, though, does not want to be known just as his father’s son; he wants to make a name for himself in boxing. After a stand-out amateur career record of 66-7 featuring two New York Daily News Golden Gloves Championships Ismael is set to make his professional debut under the Main Events banner with his father in his corner. When asked about his goals for his career, Villarreal responded, “My goal in boxing is to be special, one of the greats. It’s about winning. People are going to be talking about me who care about boxing and respect me as a Latino boxer. I want to be a world champion at a young age. I don’t want to wait. I want to be champion at a young age.”
In addition to his boxing career, Ismael is currently enrolled in Bronx Community College where he studies physical education. He explained, “I’m studying to be a physical education teacher. I’ve been boxing my whole life. I have an understanding of workouts, cardio, and all that. I think definitely that would be a good job for me.  Also, I’ve been going to school my whole life so I know how school works. I think being a gym teacher would be a good career. I box. I work out. I also went to school, so it all works out.”
Ismael admits balancing his boxing career and his education are tough but he said, “Yeah, sometimes it is hard to balance everything. Sometimes it definitely is. Sometimes you have to focus like on studying and it gets in the way of boxing. I have to go to sleep early to be able to run and sometimes I can’t. Sometimes I have to finish my homework or finish a certain assignment. It’s hard but I balance it out. I’m doing good in school so I have no complaints. But it definitely is hard, not easy.”
According to his manager, Jose Santiago, “I always wanted a boxer of the quality of Ismael Villarreal to be signed by the most serious boxing company in the United States. That dream came true at the moment that Villarreal stamped his signature with Main Events. Villarreal will be a great boxing world champion”
Kathy Duva, Main Events CEO, said, “Being located on the East Coast, we’re always looking for local fighters that have the potential to be world champions. Ismael was a standout New York amateur with the kind of come-forward style that we love at Main Events. I’m thrilled that Ismael, his father, Otilio, and his trainer, Jose, chose to sign with us. Now it’s time to get to work!”
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