Navidad Rayada ilumina corazones

Dec 1, 2017

Navidad Rayada ilumina corazones

Se enciende tradicional pino navideño en Estadio BBVA Bancomer

 

La Navidad significa paz, amor y esperanza, alegrando los corazones de chicos y grandes con el Encendido del Pino en el Estadio BBVA Bancomer, acto que da comienzo con la Navidad Rayada.

 

La explanada sur de la casa del Monterrey fue la sede en donde renacieron las ilusiones de niños y adultos esperando cumplir todos los sueños y anhelos pactados.

 

En una noche abrigadora, los pequeños de asociaciones como Instituto Nuevo Amanecer, UNIDOS, Casa Hogar Proyecto 121, Casa Hogar Ministerios de Amor, En La Cancha y En La Vida Guerreros AC., Casa Hogar Rancho del Rey y Casa Hogar Severiano Martínez y demás invitados disfrutaron del espectáculo de la época con la aparición de ‘Santa Clos’ y ‘Rodolfo el Reno’, así como Monty y los Osos Coca-Cola quienes animaron el momento.

 

Tras el cuento navideño,Tonatiuh Mejía, Vicepresidente Administrativo del Club de Futbol Monterrey, agradeció a los presentes con un emotivo mensaje basado en los valores de la Institución.

 

“En esta época navideña vamos a demostrar que los Rayados sabemos compartir no sólo entre nosotros, por lo que los invitamos a compartir el espíritu de la Navidad con toda la ciudad”.

CORTESIA: CLUB MONTERREY

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ORLANDO SALIDO VS. MIGUEL ROMAN

Dec 1, 2017

ORLANDO SALIDO VS. MIGUEL ROMAN

SABADO 9 DE DICIEMBRE DEL 2017

CALENDARIO DE EVENTOS

 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – La capital mundial de boxeo, Las Vegas, Nevada será la sede de otra posible pelea del año cuando el cuatro veces campeón del

mundo en dos diferentes divisiones

ORLANDO “Siri” SALIDO (44-13-4, 31 KOs) de Ciudad Obregón en Sonora, México se enfrente a su compatriota MIGUEL “Mikey” ROMAN (57-12, 44 KOs) de Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México en el combate estelar pactado a 10 rounds en una función que se realizará este sábado 9 de diciembre en el Mandalay Bay Events Center que presentará Promociones Zanfer, Golden Boy Promotions y Tom Loeffler. La pelea será televisada en vivo por HBO en el programa “Boxing After Dark” comenzando a las 10:20 p.m. Este/Pacífico.

 

Los boletos que tienen un precio de $250, $200, $150, $100 y $50 que ya están a la vena pueden ser adquiridosa través de AXS.com y en las taquillas del Mandalay Bay Events Center.

 

En otra pelea que será televisada TEVIN “American Idol” FARMER (25-4-1, 5 KO’s) de Filadelfia, Pensilvania se enfrentará a KENICHI OGAWA (22-1-0, 17 KO’s) de Tokio, Japón por el título ligero junior de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (FIB) el duelo Farmer vs. Ogawa es presentado en asociación con DiBella Entertainment y Teiken Promotions.

 

En la pelea que abrirá la transmisión de televisión, el ex campeón mundial superpluma del CMB FRANCISCO “El Bandido” VARGAS (23-1-2, 17 KOs) regresa al ring y para medirse al dos veces retador a un campeonato mundial STEPHEN “Swifty” SMITH (25-3, 15 KOs) de Inglaterra en un combate pactado a 12 rounds. El duelo Vargas vs. Smith es presentado en asociación con Matchroom Boxing.

 

Los aficionados también tendrán la oportunidad de disfrutar de una doble contienda que será televisada por HBO Latino (en diferido) que se suma a la ya mencionada triple jornada

 

El duelo estelar en HBO Latino sea un duelo de 10 rounds en el peso superpluma entre el dos veces retador mundial DENIS SHAFIKOV, (38-3-1, 20 KO’s) de Miass, Rusia, quien reside en Big Bear Lake, California y el nicaragüense RENE ALVARADO, (27-8-0, 19 KO’s) de Managua.

 

En el combate semi estelar el cotizada prospecto mexicano JAIME MUNGUIA, (25-0-0, 21 KO’s), de Tijuana, Baja California se medirá a su paisano PAUL VALENZUELA, (20-6, 14 KO’s), de Santa Rosalia, Baja California. La pelea está pactada a ocho rounds en peso superwelter.

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EA SPORTS UFC 3 BETA IS NOW OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS ON XBOX ONE AND PLAYSTATION 4

Dec 1, 2017

EA SPORTS UFC 3 BETA IS NOW OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS ON XBOX ONE AND PLAYSTATION 4


Fans Can Download the Open Beta and Experience Revolutionary Gameplay Innovation with RPM Tech

 

REDWOOD CITY, CADecember 1, 2017 – Today, the EA SPORTS™ UFC® 3 beta officially became available to everyone on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. Fans can download and play the beta right now through Monday, December 4 at 11:59 p.m. PST. The open beta offers multiple game modes: Fight Now, Online Quick Fight, Practice Mode and UFC Ultimate Team.

 

In all game modes, players will get their first hands-on experience with Real Player Motion (RPM) Tech, a revolutionary new EA SPORTS animation technology that sets a new bar for motion and responsiveness in the best-looking – and now the best-feeling – EA SPORTS UFC game ever. With over 5,000 new animations captured and rebuilt from the ground up, players can now move, strike, and create seamless combinations in-game with the world’s best mixed martial arts athletes.

 

EA SPORTS UFC 3 will be available worldwide on February 2, 2018 for Xbox One and PlayStation®4. Pre-order the Champions Edition now and receive up to three days early access to the full game, the choice of one current or former UFC champion as a Champion Fighter item in UFC Ultimate Team and 20 Premium Packs in Ultimate Team*. Champion Fighter item choices include former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, former UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson or UFC middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre. For full pre-order details and to learn more about EA SPORTS UFC 3 visit https://www.ea.com/games/ufc/ufc-3.

 

EA Access members receive a 10 percent discount when they purchase a digital version of EA SPORTS UFC 3 on Xbox Live.**

 

For more information about EA SPORTS games, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit https://www.ea.com/games/ufc/ufc-3 to connect, share and compete.

 

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CANELO ÁLVAREZ DESEA LO MEJOR AL FUTURO SALÓN DE LA FAMA MIGUEL COTTO EN SU PELEA DE RETIRO

Dec 1, 2017
CANELO ÁLVAREZ DESEA LO MEJOR AL FUTURO SALÓN DE LA FAMA MIGUEL COTTO EN SU PELEA DE RETIRO CONTRA SADAM ‘WORLD KID’ ALI
 
COTTO VS. ALI SE EFECTUARÁ EL SÁBADO 2 DE DICEMBRE EN EL MADISON SQUARE GARDEN Y SERÁ TELEVISADO EN VIVO POR HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®
 
Crédito: Golden Boy Promotions

 

          NUEVA YORK, NUEVA YORK 1 de diciembre de 2017. Canelo Álvarez, el fenómeno del boxeo mundial quien disfruta de unas merecidas vacaciones en Europa, envío un afectuoso y caluroso mensaje de video para Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 nocáuts), el único cuádruple monarca mundial divisional en la rica historia del boxeo de Puerto Rico y actual campeón mundial superwelter de la OMB, quien realizará su pelea final de su ilustre carrera frente a Sadam “World Kid” Ali (25-1, 14 nocáuts) en el histórico Madison Square Garden. El evento, que representa el adiós del futuro Salón de la Fama, se efectuará este sábado 2 de diciembre y será televisado en vivo por HBO World Championship Boxing® empezando a las 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
            Canelo, quien se midió ante Cotto en noviembre de 2015 por el campeonato mundial de peso mediano en unas de las peleas más importantes de esta era, deseó lo mejor para el legendario puertorriqueño en su final combate y en su retiro.
            “Miguel Ángel Cotto, solamente quiero desearte éxito en tu pelea”, dijo Canelo Álvarez. Sé que será la última de tu carrera, una carrera muy extraordinaria. Creo que hiciste mucho en el boxeo. Te deseo mucho éxito en tu vida después de tu retiro. Te toca disfrutar de todo lo que hiciste en el boxeo y todo que te ha dado el boxeo.”
            “Para mí en lo personal fue un honor estar arriba de un cuadrilátero contigo. Aprendí mucho de esa pelea. Fue un honor, y te deseo todo el éxito del mundo en tu retiro, y te mando un abrazo fuerte. ¡Exito!”, puntualizó.

 

             Cotto vs. Ali es un combate a 12 asaltos por el cetro mundial superwelter de la   OMB presentado por Golden Boy Promotions y Miguel Cotto Promotions.Vargas vs. Negrete es un pleito a 12 episodios por la faja mundial supergallo del CMB presentado por Golden Boy Promotions y Miguel Cotto Promotions en asociación con Promociones del Pueblo. El evento es patrocinado por Tecate “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle,” y Casa México Tequila. El evento se llevará a cabo el sábado 2 de diciembre en el Madison Square Garden de Nueva York, y será televisado por HBO World Championship Boxing® empezando a las 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. La transmisión en vivo del respaldo por RingTV.com iniciará a las  6:45 p.m. ET/3:45 p.m. PT
             Boletos para Cotto vs. Ali tienen un precio de $500, $300, $200, $100 y $50, y están a la venta. Los boletos se pueden comprar en la taquilla del Madison Square Garden y en todas las tiendas de Ticketmaster. Los boletos también se pueden comprar por teléfono con Ticketmaster llamando al (866) 858-0008, y en línea por www.ticketmaster.com, www.goldenboytickets.com www.MSG.com.
            Para más información visite: www.goldenboypromotions.com,
www.promocionesmiguelcotto.com y www.hbo.com/boxing. Síganos en Twitter @cottopromotions, @GoldenBoyBoxing, y @hboboxing. Conviértase en un fanático de Facebook en www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing y www.facebook.com/realmiguelacotto. Visítenos en Instagram: @GoldenBoyBoxing y @realmiguelacotto, Siga la conversación utilizando #CottoAli.
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LAMONT ROACH, JR. SHINES IN FRONT OF HOMETOWN CROWD WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY AGAINST REY “FLASH” PEREZ

Dec 1, 2017
 
LAMONT ROACH, JR. SHINES IN FRONT OF HOMETOWN CROWD WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY AGAINST REY “FLASH” PEREZ IN MAIN EVENT OF GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN AT THE MGM 
NATIONAL HARBOR
AVERY “A PLUS” SPARROW DEFEATS JOSE “WONDER BOY” LOPEZ IN EXCITING CO-MAIN EVENT

 

 (Lamont Roach, Jr. scored a ten-round unanimous decision victory against Rey Perez in the main event of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN on Nov. 30)
 
 
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
OXON HILL, MD (Nov. 30, 2017) Super Featherweight Prospect Lamont Roach, Jr. (16-0, 6 KOs) demonstrated yet again why he’s one of the best and brightest prospects of the Golden Boy Promotions stable as he defeated tough contender Rey “Flash” Perez (21-9, 6 KOs) via unanimous decision in the 10-round main event of the latest edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland. Despite getting caught with a hard shot to the body in the second round, Roach, Jr. prevailed in exciting and dominant fashion, landing right hands and lead left uppercuts to hurt Perez in the later rounds. Roach, Jr. won with three scores of 99-91.
 
“I feel good after a good performance like that,” said Roach, Jr. “In the second round, he hit me with a really good body shot. But I stayed composed and got myself together. I’d been through that before, and I’ve sparred with bigger people. True fighters know how to recover and get back to their game plan, and that’s what I did. I used the time to recover, and got back to what I was doing to get the victory.”
 
Avery “A Plus” Sparrow (9-1, 3 KOs), the super featherweight prospect of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, scored a dominant unanimous decision victory against Carolina, Puerto Rico’s Jose “Wonder Boy” Lopez (18-2-1, 13 KOs) over ten-rounds of action in tonight’s co-main event. Sparrow was cautious in the opening rounds as Lopez pushed forward, but as the round progressed, Sparrow began to display both his ring experience and the ring IQ he has inherited from the Philadelphia school of boxing. Sparrow won with scores of 96-94, 96-94 and 97-93.
 
Fairfield, California’s Manuel “Tino” Avila (23-1, 8 KOs) scored a tough unanimous decision win against Diuhl Olguin (11-9-2, 9 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico. Though Avila hurt his left hand during the latter part of the fight, he remained victorious with scores of 77-75, 78-74 and 78-74.
 
“I feel good about this win because I was working on different things,” said Avila. “It threw me off that the opponent was decided at the last moment and that I hurt my left hand. Overall, it was a great learning experience because I chose to work on things and with a good opponent.”
 
Lamont Capers (8-10-3) defeated Luther Smith, Jr (9-2, 8 KOs) via four-round split decision in a cruiserweight fight. Smith scored a knockdown in the first round that nearly sent Capers out of the ring, but was unable to finish Capers. One judge scored the fight 38-37 for Smith, which was overruled by two scores of 38-37 for Capers.
 
“I did good,” said Capers. “They saw me as the underdog, but I pushed him and I conquered.”
 
“I wasn’t tired,” said Smith. “I simply wasn’t able to land the shots I wanted to land and that my coach was asking for. He [Capers] never hurt me, but he was a lot busier.”
 
Thomas Williams (0-0-2) of Lynchburg, Virginia and Alberto Delgado (0-2-3) of Roanoke, Virginia fought to a four-round majority draw in the super middleweight division. One judge scored the fight 39-37 for Delgado, while two others had it a 37-37 draw.
 
“This fight went the same way as my last fight,” said Williams. “All I can say is that Delgado is one tough guy.”
 
“It was a tough fight,” said Delgado “I gave everything I had, but I needed more power to win.”
 
George Rincon (3-0, 1 KO) of Carrollton, Texas scored a fourth-round TKO victory against Seifullah Jihad-Wise (3-4, 1 KO) in super lightweight division. After Rincon punished Jihad-Wise for three rounds, the fight was stopped officially at the very first second of the fourth round.
 
Roach, Jr. vs. Perez was a 10-round lightweight 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 took place on Nov. 30, 2017 at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland.
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WL INVICTO JAIME MUNGIA EL 9 DE DICIEMBRE EN LAS VEGAS

Dec 1, 2017

DOBLE CONTIENDA EN HBO LATINO SUMADA A LA FUNCION DEL 9 DE DICIEMBRE DE HBO BOXING AFTER DARK® DESDE EL MANDALAY BAY RESORT AND CASINO

 

DENIS SHAFIKOV VS. RENE ALVARADO

JAIME MUNGUIA VS. PAUL VALENZUELA

 

LOS BOLETOS YA ESTAN A LA VENTA

 

LAS VEGAS, Nevada.- Los aficionados al boxeo tendrán la oportunidad de disfrutar de una doble contienda que será televisada por HBO Latino (insert time) que se suma a la ya anunciada triple jornada que será televisada en vivo por HBO Boxing After Dark (10:20 p.m. Este) el sábado 9 de diciembre desde el Mandalay Bay Resort y Casino de Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

El duelo estelar en HBO Latino sea un duelo de 10 rounds en el peso superpluma entre el dos veces retador mundial DENIS SHAFIKOV, (38-3-1, 20 KO’s) de Miass, Rusia, quien reside en Big Bear Lake, California y el nicaragüense RENE ALVARADO, (27-8-0, 19 KO’s) de Managua.

 

En el combate semi estelar el cotizada prospecto mexicano JAIME MUNGUIA, (25-0-0, 21 KO’s), de Tijuana, Baja California se medirá a su paisano PAUL VALENZUELA, (20-6, 14 KO’s), de Santa Rosalia, Baja California. La pelea está pactada a ocho rounds en peso superligero.

 

Presentada por Promociones Zanfer, Golden Boy Promotions y Tom Loeffler, los boletos para la función que tienen un precio de $250, $200, $150, $100 y $50 ya están a la venta y pueden ser adquiridos en AXS.com o en las taquillas del Mandalay Bay Events Center.

 

“Anadir estos dos terríficos combate al ya anunciado triple jornada le brinda a la afición excelente valor a sus boletos pues verán peleas de mucha calidad en una misma noche. Poder brindarle a los aficionados las mejores peleas es muy importante para nosotros y están cinco peleas son muestras de nuestro cometido y hacerlo en un escenario con el Mandalay Bay nos ayudara a tener una exitoso evento”, dijo Tom Loeffer.

 

Con triunfos sobre los clasificados mundiales Richard Commey y Jamal Herring in 2016, Shafikow quien es entrenado por ABEL SANCHEZ dara inicio a otra oportunidad de titular. A sus 32 años de edad Shafikov regresara a las 130 libras, despues de perder en dos peleas titulares en peso ligero ante Robert Easter Jr. and Rances Barthelemy.

 

Alvarado de 28 años de edad buscara extender su racha ganadora a cuatro peleas en lo que será su quinto combate en el 2017. Después de su aguerrida derrota ante el ex campeón mundial el pasado 11 de marzo Alvarado ha logrado tres victorias impresionante ante fuertes rivales como lo son Moisés Olivas, Roger Gutiérrez y David Morales.

 

Munguía de solo 21 años de edad estará haciendo su esperado debut en los Estados Unidos. Esta será la séptima pelea del tijuanense en lo que va del 2017, ganando cinco de los seis anteriores combates por nocaut. En su más reciente combate el pasado 2 de septiembre en Chihuahua el fuerte pegador fronterizo noqueo en el segundo asalto a Uriel González.

 

Valenzuela de 31 años de edad, ha enfrentado a varios prospectos inclyendo a Tony Harrison, Wilky Coamfort, Alantez Foix ay Esquiva Falcao. En su más reciente combate el pasado 14 de octubre perdió por puntos ante Harrion en Nueva York en un combate de ocho asaltos.

 

Previamente se había anunciado el regreso del cuatro veces campeón del mundo en dos diferentes divisiones ORLANDO “Siri” SALIDO (44-13-4, 31 KOs) de Ciudad Obregón en Sonora, México quien se enfrentara a su compatriota MIGUEL “Mikey” ROMAN (57-12, 44 KOs) de Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México en el combate estelar de la función que se realizará el sábado 9 de diciembre en el Mandalay Bay Events Center que presentará Promociones Zanfer, Golden Boy Promotions y Tom Loeffler. La pelea será televisada en vivo por HBO en el programa “Boxing After Dark” comenzando a las 10:20 p.m. Este/Pacífico.

 

En otra pelea que será televisada TEVIN “American Idol” FARMER (25-4-1, 5 KO’s) de Filadelfia, Pensilvania se enfrentará a KENICHI OGAWA (22-1-0, 17 KO’s) de Tokio, Japón por el título ligero junior de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (FIB) el duelo Farmer vs. Ogawa es presentado en asociación con DiBella Entertainment y Teiken Promotions.

 

En la pelea que abrirá la transmisión de televisión, el ex campeón mundial superpluma del CMB FRANCISCO “El Bandido” VARGAS (23-1-2, 17 KOs) regresa al ring y para medirse al dos veces retador a un campeonato mundial STEPHEN “Swifty” SMITH (25-3, 15 KOs) de Inglaterra en un combate pactado a 12 rounds. El duelo Vargas vs. Smith es presentado en asociación con Matchroom Boxing.

 

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COTTO VS. ALI FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

Dec 1, 2017

COTTO VS. ALI FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES, PHOTOS AND VIDEO

 

COTTO VS. ALI IS THIS SATURDAY AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN AND TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
(LEFT TO RIGHT: Aaron McKenna, Angel Acosta, Rey Vargas, Miguel Cotto, Sadam Ali, Oscar Negrete, Ronny Rios, and Zachary Ochoa pose at the final press conference for Cotto vs. Ali, which takes place Dec. 2, 2017 at Madison Square Garden.)  
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions
NEW YORK CITY (NOV. 30, 2017) Four division world champion Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) and current WBA International Welterweight Champion Sadam “World Kid” Ali (25-1, 14 KOs) today hosted the final press conference for their WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship fight, which takes place Saturday, Dec. 2 at the World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden, and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Joining Cotto and Ali at the final press conference were undercard fighters including WBC World Super Bantamweight Champion Rey Vargas (30-0, 22 KOs) and NABF Bantamweight Champion Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (17-0, 7 KOs), who will fight for Vargas’s belt in the HBO-televised co-main event. They were also joined by featherweight contender Ronny Rios (28-2, 13 KOs), super lightweight contender Zachary “Zungry” Ochoa (17-1, 7 KOs), junior flyweight contender Angel “Tito” Acosta (16-1, 16 KOs), and Aaron “Silencer” McKenna, Ireland’s no. 1 ranked amateur fighter who will make his professional debut under the Golden Boy Promotions banner on Saturday.
Here are what the fighters, their teams, and promoters had to say at today’s final press conference at Madison Square Garden:
MIGUEL COTTO, FOUR DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION:

“It’s been a pleasure for me to try to entertain you guys for 17 years. I have done my best at every opportunity for the benefit of my family. They mean everything to me and I am so proud of them and they are so proud of me.

“On Saturday, I will be the same Miguel you have watched for the last 16 years. I am going to be a warrior and do my best for the benefit of my family, as always.”

SADAM “WORLD KID” ALI, Current WBA International Welterweight Champion:

“Thank you to Team Cotto for this opportunity. I’ve been training almost my whole life, since I was eight years old. Everyone wants an opportunity like this for a world title against a legend. If you’re not ready for a legend like Miguel Cotto then you’re going to be in trouble. On Saturday night you are going to see an amazing fight.”

FREDDIE ROACH, Trainer to Miguel Cotto:

“It’s a sad moment to say this is our last training camp because I’m going to miss Miguel a lot. Yesterday in the gym was the best I’ve ever seen Miguel. No one talked about retirement in camp. He’s in great shape and didn’t take anything lightly in camp. He’s going to go out on top and you’re going to see the best Miguel yet.”

ANDRE ROZIER, Trainer to Sadam “World Kid” Ali:

“Here we are – the work has been done. It’s been a strong, hard and diligent camp. He showed me that he wants to be that fighter that contends against a legend like Miguel Cotto, someone who is one of my favorite fighters. We are coming to entertain a crowd and come out victorious on Saturday.”

 

ERIC GOMEZ, President of Golden Boy Promotions:

“We are extremely excited for Saturday’s historic event at the ‘Mecca of Boxing,’ Madison Square Garden, and very happy with the response and ticket sales. The tickets are going fast, it’s going to be a big push these last final days for tickets.

“Miguel has fought at The Garden many times. This place is like a second home to him. He’s definitely going to be a hall of famer once it’s all said and done but he will have a tough test come Saturday night.
“Sadam deserves credit and recognition for doing something far too many boxers shy away from – taking on a legend in daring to be great. That is how you make a real name for yourself in boxing. You’ll never know what’s possible if you don’t try it. Greatness happens when you pursue tough challenges, win or lose.
“I’ve never seen Sadam in better shape so I know he worked hard. You cannot underestimate the power of a dream. Sadam has always dreamed at being at this stage in his career. I’ve done boxing for many years and these are the types that can be dangerous fights – anything can happen when you have a young, hungry fighter like Sadam Ali.
“This is the second fight for Golden Boy to work with Miguel Cotto. The conversation with Miguel and his team for this fight was ‘Is Golovkin available? If not, I’ll fight anybody. Just tell me the date and the weight and I’ll be there.’ That is so refreshing to hear as a promoter and that is how Miguel has been throughout his career. It goes to show that when you believe in yourself, you’ll fight anyone. Saturday will be a great celebration and it will be a special night.”
REY VARGAS, Current WBC World Super Bantamweight Champion:

“I’m happy and motivated to be part of this great fight. Miguel Cotto is a great fighter, and I’m happy to be part of this card. I’m enthusiastic for this fight because Oscar Negrete is a great fighter, and he is coming for my title.

“You will see on Saturday why I am number one and why I would like to be number one forever. I am a champion, and I will do what Cotto did in his career – I want to be number one for the people. I’m ready for Saturday, and I’m going to give it my everything.”
OSCAR “EL JAGUAR” NEGRETE, Current NABF Bantamweight Champion:
 “I want to thank Golden Boy Promotions for the opportunity to fight for this title. In order to become a champion you have to take these types of fighters on. I know that Rey is a great champion, but I am at a great moment in my career, and I am here to win the title..”
CESAR GARCIA, Manager to Oscar Negrete:
“I realized early in his career that Oscar would be fighter that is able to fight for a title. I never thought it would happen as a co-main event on a great card like this one at The Garden. We are here to win and fully intend to do so.”
IGNACIO “NACHO” BERISTAIN, Trainer to Rey Vargas:
“Fighting Oscar Negrete will be a great fight. This is Rey Vargas’ second title defense and it is a great honor to be the co-main event for the card that is Miguel Cotto’s retirement fight.”
PETER NELSON, Executive Vice President of HBO Sports:

“Saturday will be Miguel’s 24th appearance on HBO. Its privilege to have Miguel on HBO for the final fight of his career. It’s been a great honor for HBO to be associated with Miguel’s career. He is a terrific ambassador for the sport.

 

“We wanted the best fight possible for the final fight of his career. Miguel has never walked away from a tough challenge, and Saturday night will be no different. Miguel wants to cement his legacy against a young and hungry fighter like Ali who also wants to cement his place in the sport.”

JOEL FISHER, Executive Vice President of Marquee Events:

“Saturday will be a bittersweet day for us at The Garden. We’ve have a great relationship with Miguel that dates back to 2005.

“When we first started with Miguel, his kids were little but now they are grown. He has sold more than 150,000 tickets at The Garden. Saturday will be the tenth time Miguel has fought at The Garden. Miguel is what makes The Garden what it is as the ‘Mecca of Boxing.’ It makes us happy that Miguel is going out on his own terms.
HECTOR SOTO, Vice President of Miguel Cotto Promotions:

“This Saturday is going to be an emotional but great event. We want to thank Golden Boy Promotions their work with us to help promote Puerto Rican boxing. Thank you Miguel for giving me the opportunity to do this work. Thank you to Sadam Ali and his team for accepting this challenge. On Saturday, we will celebrate the end of a great career.”

 

FRANCISCO “PACO” VALCARCEL, President of the WBO:

“Thank you to HBO and Golden Boy Promotions for supporting this show. Thank you to Sadam Ali for agreeing to fight the legend Miguel Cotto. Boxing will miss Miguel Cotto but we will celebrate him on Saturday. Good luck to both fighters.”

 

ANGEL “TITO” ACOSTA, Junior Flyweight Contender:

“Thank you Paco Valcarcel for this opportunity to fight for a title. I know I have a tough opponent and that he is hungry and wants a world title as well. Thank you DirectTV for showing my title fight in Puerto Rico so that all my friends and family can watch it.”

RONNY RIOS, Featherweight Contender:

“This is the second chapter of my career. I’m looking to going out there on Saturday to show that I am not boring, that I am a great fighter and put on a performance for everyone.”

ZACHARY OCHOA, Super Lightweight Contender:
“Thank you to my trainer and manager for their support. It’s been a rocky year for me but that’s what life is about. On Saturday I am going to put on a great performance.”
AARON MCKENNA, Welterweight Prospect Making his Professional Debut:
“I’m really looking forward to my fight on Saturday. It’s an honor to fight and make my professional debut on such a big card.”
Cotto vs. Ali, a 12-round fight for the Cotto’s WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions. Vargas vs. Negrete is a 12-round fight for Vargas’ WBC World Super Bantamweight Title and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions in association with Promociones del Pueblo. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” “Hennessy: Never Stop. Never Settle.”, and Casa Mexico Tequila. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 2 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. The RingTV.com livestream will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m. ET/ 4:00 p.m. PT.
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