Nov 20, 2017


(L-R: Christian Gonzalez, Abraham Lopez, Alexis Rocha, Tenochtitlan Nava, Edgar Valerio, Oscar De La Hoya, Aaronn McKenna, Jousce Gonzalez and Joet Gonzalez)
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan – HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 18, 2017) The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation hosted its 21st
Annual Turkey Giveaway today at the Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School to lend a helping hand to East Los Angeles families as they celebrate Thanksgiving this year. The Foundation served turkeys to 600 families today and distributed an additional 150 turkeys to local organizations, churches and Green Dot Public Schools.
Golden Boy Promotions fighters Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez, Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez, Alexis Rocha, Tenochtitlan “T-Dog” Nava, Edgar “Kid Neza” Valerio, Aaron “Silencer” McKenna, Joet Gonzalez and Jousce Gonzalez were all on site to help distribute food to the families in attendance.
“Golden Boy Promotions is very excited to give back to the East Los Angeles community once again and for an astonishing 21st time,” said Robert Gasparri, Chief Operating Officer of Golden Boy Promotions and Director of the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation. “We’ve taken joy and pleasure in being able to give back for the past 20 years, and we look forward to continually giving back in the future.” 
In 1995, Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya started his honorable OscarDe La Hoya Foundation to help improve the quality of life for the community in his hometown of East Los Angeles. Today, with the help many partners, the foundation serves thousands of people annually.  The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation supports the Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School, the Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center and the Oscar De La Hoya Labor and Delivery Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (both located at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles) in addition to various after school programs that promotes positive lives, and protect youth from the circumstances of living in underprivileged communities.
The was made possible by Guerrero/Mission Foods, 4 Earth Farms, Delori Products, Tropicana, Jarritos, Nestle and Tampico.
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Nov 20, 2017


(ABOVE: Jose Martinez scored a fourth-round knockout victory against Jesus Martinez to win the NABO Super Flyweight Title in the main event of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN on Nov. 16)
Photo Credit: Fotocaribe/ Eric Blanc Photography
CANCUN, MEXICO (Nov. 16, 2017): Golden Boy Promotions and Cancun Boxing initiated their new partnership in exciting fashion as Jose “Chiquiro” Martinez (20-0-1, 13 KOs) captured the NABO Super Flyweight Title by defeating Jesus Martinez (23-3, 11 KOs) via a brutal shot to the liver in the fourth round of the scheduled 10-round main event of the latest edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at the Poliforum Benito Juarez in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Jose Martinez hurt his opponent in each and every round, dropping him with shots to the body in the third and fourth rounds, the latter of which Jesus Martinez was unable to recover from. The fight was officially stopped at :19 of the fourth round.
“I’m very happy with the win,” said Jose Martinez. “I thought that it would last longer, but the goal was accomplished. The knockout is what we wanted, though we were prepared to go the distance. I’ll let my promoter, Miguel Cotto Promotions, decide what’s next for me. This victory is for Puerto Rico. I want to thank all the Puerto Rican people for their support.”
Alexis Rocha (10-0, 7 KOs) scored an impressive first-round knockout win agains Pascual Salgado (12-8, 8 KOs) of Cartagena, Colombia in a scheduled eight-round welterweight fight. Rocha, the native of Santa Ana, Calif. with a composed southpaw style, calmly walked Salgado down before slipping a right hand and countering with a shot to the liver. Rocha landed a few shots on Salgado before he got to his knees, but it was very clear that the stoppage, which occurred officially at 1:46 of the first round, was caused by the body shot.
“I started off by throwing my jab, and I was patient,” said Alexis Rocha. “He [Salgado] was throwing a lot of straight right hands, so when he threw the right hand, I slipped it and came back with my left hook [to the body]. My coach is always telling me to have fun, be patient and relax. I don’t want to just rely on one punch. I want to mix it up and be just as good at defense as I am at offense.”      
Vergil Ortiz (8-0, 8 KOs) opened the ESPN Deportes and ESPN2 transmission with a devastating first-round knockout win against Evandro Cavalheiro (9-4, 5 KOs) of Santa Catarina, Brasil in what was scheduled to be an eight-round super lightweight fight. Ortiz, the native of Dallas, Texas who has never heard the final bell of a fight, landed a hard right hand that dropped Cavalheiro.
The referee gave Cavalheiro five minutes to recover, thinking it was a shot behind the head. The fight risked being ruled a no contest, but after review by the Cancun Boxing Commission, the fight was correctly ruled a TKO win for Ortiz with an official time of :21 of Round 1.
“I hit him on the side of the head, but the referee saw something different,” said Vergil Ortiz, Jr. “I knew he was done, but for a second I thought I’d get disqualified or get a no contest. Then I heard it was ruled a technical knockout, and I was delighted. In 2018, I hope to fight for a small title.”
Maricela Cornejo (9-2, 2 KOs), the super middleweight of Los Angeles, California who signed a promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions just yesterday, scored a six-round split decision victory against Irias Hernandez (2-1, 2 KOs) of Tijuana Mexico. Cornejo won with two scores of 58-56, while one judge scored it 55-59 for Hernandez.
Joaquin Cruz (11-1, 1 KO) of Tlanepantla, Mexico defeated Humberto Morales (11-18-2, 7 KOs) by majority decision over eight rounds of super flyweight action. Cruz won with scores of 78-74, 79-74, while one judge had it a 76-76 draw.
Jose Aguilar (7-4-1, 1 KO) of Cancun, Mexico scored a six-round split decision win against Jesus Trevino (13-3, 10 KOs) of Torreon, Mexico in a welterweight fight. Aguilar won with scores of 56-58 and 54-60, while one judge had the fight 58-56  for Trevino.
Jose “Churrito” Gonzalez (7-0, 6 KOs) of Puerto Morelos, Mexico, opened the night’s festivities with fourth-round TKO victory against Alejandro Gutierrez (1-6) of Cancun, Mexico in a scheduled four-round lightweight fight.
Martinez vs. Martinez was a 10-round fight for the vacant NABO Super Flyweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Cancun Boxing. The event was sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The event took place on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at The Poliforum Benito Juárez in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
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Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev Media Workout

Nov 20, 2017
Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev Media Workout Recap

Credit Craig Bennett/Main Events

LOS ANGELES, Calif., November 15, 2017 – An energized, reinvigorated Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KOs) spoke with Southern California’s leading boxing journalists and websites and put on a show of skills at a media workout on Tuesday, November 14. The event also featured Kovalev’s new trainer, Abror Tursunpulatov; Kathy Duty, CEO of Main Events, and Egis Klimas, Kovalev’s manager.
Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev – former unified light heavyweight world champion
“Right now, God has blessed me and given me this opportunity to get back to this level. Maybe in the future, we can do unification fights between every champion. In every division, there must be one champion. I follow this goal, and right now I’m working on it.”
“I worked hard by myself, but with Abror, these workouts are different dosages, intervals. If today we’re working very hard, then next day is a little bit lighter, working on my style. When I work myself, I work hard every day. I didn’t give a rest to my body, it wasn’t good.”
“We’re just working on my strengths, what I can do the best. We are working on my body, my style, and what I can do much better.”
On his new diet regimen:
“More natural, more organic. I like it. If you cook right, it’s very delicious and very healthy. You’re feeling this, I’m feeling what I’m eating. I am what I’m eating. You are what you eat. Really, I feel this and my energy is much better with the right food.”
“I’m very glad to work with Abror. We understand each other; we speak the same language. It’s the most important thing. I understand what he wants. If he says something about an exercise and I don’t agree, we discuss it and we find compromise, some solutions. It’s almost never happening, because what he’s giving me, I understand it can help me. We are the same mentally, I understand where we go, for what, and why. I feel very comfortable to work with him and very happy has control of my training camps and my conditioning for my shape.”
“Slava Shabranskyy is a real fighter. The fight is going to be interesting. He is ready to fight and I am ready, too. He is very motivated because it is a title fight for the WBO title. We’re both happy and very motivated. It will be a great fight.”
“Let me show you November 25 different boxing, the real Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev. I’ve changed a lot of things. I’ve deleted a lot of mistakes. It’s time to change.”
Abror Tursunpulatov – trainer, Sergey Kovalev
“We come from the same training facility, we have the same manager, Egis Klimas. We live there like brothers, and if someone is in a bad situation, someone is hurt, all of us is hurt.”
“I don’t have no pressure. Of course, I want to prove he is the best. I can do it and I feel very comfortable.”
“The main important thing is for Sergey to work under my supervision, under my plan, and if works under my plan and my supervision, that is when we are going to get results.”
“We are just changing right now a little bit, we need more time to make more changes. We’re trying to add, I hope until the fight is done.”
Kathy Duva – CEO, Main Events:
“We’re having fun now, it’s a job but it’s always better when you can enjoy your work.”
“Sergey’s made it very clear that this was all a wake-up call for him. He’s decided to get it together. You can’t be the champion of the world and out with your friends.”
“The day he won the title from Bernard Hopkins, Bernard told Sergey, ‘You’re going to be a champion as long as you want to be. As long as you keep focus, nobody’s ever going to beat you. You’re going to lose when you lose focus.'”
“He’s got a chance now to hit the reset button. He’s still the man in the division. There are a lot of talented fighters in the division. They are all climbing up to beat him. Now they are all going to have to chase him. It’s a more comfortable place to be. We’ll see what happens on November 25.”
“Everybody else in the top ten, all those young guys coming up, they stand there and fight. We’re going to have some amazing fights in the light heavyweight division, it’s going to be entertaining.”
Egis Klimas – manager, Sergey Kovalev
“I see a completely different person. He is more concentrated, more focused, more dedicated, he’s training hard, he’s watching his diet. He made the big changes in his head.”
“Because of theses couple of losses, I can even blame myself for some of it, it was my mistake … I realized he needs to get out of his comfort zone. Everything is for the better.”
Kovalev vs. Shabranskyy is a 12-round fight for the vacant WBO Light Heavyweight World Title promoted by Main Events and Krusher Promotions in association with Golden Boy Promotions. Barrera vs. Valera is a 10-round light heavyweight fight promoted by Main Events in Association with Shuan Boxing Promotions. Gamboa vs. Sosa is a 10-round super featherweight fight promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Peltz Boxing and ZR Entertainment. The event will take place at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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Los Rams sufrieron su primera derrota en más de un mes

Nov 20, 2017


Los Rams sufrieron su primera derrota en más de un mes

Los Angeles, CA…En un reencuentro de viejos amigos Case Keenum salió victorioso. La defensa de los Vikings (8-2) fue mucho para el mariscal Jared Goff y los Rams en Minnesota y sufrieron su primera derrota en más de un mes.
Los Rams (7-3) anotaron un touchdown en su primer serie  con un acareo de Todd Gurley pero eso fue todo lo que pudieron hacer toda la tarde. La defensa de los Vikings detuvo a Goff y los Rams. Goff completo 23 pases con un total de 225 yardas y 0 intercepciones.
Ahora los Rams regresaran a casa para enfrentarse con uno de los equipos más fuertes ahorita en los Saints de Nueva Orleans . Los Saints (8-2) traen 8 victorias consecutivas y están en primer lugar de la division NFC SUR.
Coach Sean Mcvay tendra que tener los Rams listos y vivos para el juego contra los Saints que vienen con su futuro jugador de la sala de fama en Drew Brees.

Nota: Ittai Fuentes

Fotografia: Rafael Perez

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