Jan 19, 2018




Unbeaten Three-Division World Champion Garcia Challenges Unbeaten Junior Welterweight World Champion Lipinets in SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Main Event


SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 19, 2018) – The highly anticipated showdown between undefeated three-division world champion Mikey Garcia and IBF 140-pound champion Sergey Lipinets has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 10th. The Premier Boxing Champions event was set to take place on February 10th, but Garcia’s quest for a fourth world title had to be rescheduled following a training injury to Lipinets’ hand. The fight will be live on SHOWTIME and will remain in San Antonio but move to the Freeman Coliseum.


Ticket information will be released early next week.  Those holding tickets for the original date at the Alamodome will receive priority on seat exchange for the new venue.   Tickets are priced at $250, $150, $75, $50 and $20 and will be available at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 210 556-6390.  The event is promoted by Ringstar Sports and TGB Promotions, in association with Leija-Battah Promotions.


The remainder of the card will remain the same including the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING co-feature, which will see two-division world champion Rances Barthelemy taking on Kiryl Relikh in a rematch of their thrilling fight last May, this time for the vacant WBA 140-pound world title. The doubleheader of title bouts in the wide-open 140-pound division sets the stage for a potential unification match.


The 29-year-old Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs), emphatically returned to pound-for-pound lists in 2017 by scoring a highlight reel knockout of Dejan Zlaticanin to win the WBC Lightweight World Championship in January and then dominating four-division champion Adrien Broner on his way to a unanimous decision in July. Garcia is a member of a renowned boxing family, and is noted for his sportsmanship and his commanding presence in the ring, honed by his brother and acclaimed trainer Robert Garcia.


Garcia, of Moreno Valley by way of Oxnard, Calif., returned to the ring after a two-and-half-year layoff in July 2016 without missing a beat by stopping former champion Elio Rojas. Garcia, who has held world titles at 126, 130 and 135 pounds, has stopped 19 of his last 22 opponents including Roman “Rocky” Martinez, Juan Manuel Lopez and Orlando Salido.


With a win, Garcia would become only the third fighter in modern history to become champion at 126, 130, 135 and 140-pounds, joining future Hall of Famers Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao*.


The unbeaten Lipinets (13-0, 10 KOs) captured a super lightweight world title in just his 13th pro fight by defeating Akihiro Kondo via a unanimous decision on November 4 on SHOWTIME. He is originally from Kazakhstan but moved to Russia when he was six years old. He currently lives in Beverly Hills, California, Lipinets and is trained by Buddy McGirt.


The 28-year-old moved up the 140-pound rankings with victories over then unbeaten Haskell Rhodes, Levan Ghvamichava and Walter Castillo before knocking out Leonardo Zappavigna in a world title eliminator last December. Lipinets will look to stamp his place as an elite fighter when he takes on the accomplished and dangerous Garcia on March 10.


*Pacquiao won lineal championships at 126 and 140-pounds, although he did not win alphabet titles.

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LA Galaxy Sign Giuseppe Guastella as Club’s First-Ever eSports Player

Jan 19, 2018

LA Galaxy Sign Giuseppe Guastella as Club’s First-Ever eSports Player


Galaxy sign five-time FIFA Interactive World Championship finalist and FIFA Americas champion


LOS ANGELES (Friday, Jan. 19, 2018) – The LA Galaxy have signed Giuseppe Guastella as the club’s first-ever eSports athlete, the club announced today. Guastella, a five-time FIFA Interactive World Championship (FIWC) finalist and FIFA Americas champion, is a product of San Pedro, California, and will play under the gamer tag xGGGodfatherx.


“We are thrilled to sign a player of Giuseppe’s caliber,” said LA Galaxy President Chris Klein. “He has proven himself to be a top eSports player and his success makes him an excellent choice to be the first-ever eSports athlete to represent the LA Galaxy. We are extremely excited to have Giuseppe join our team and look forward to playing for our club.”


Giuseppe “xGGGodfatherx” Guastella is one of the world’s top FIFA competitive players. The American started playing FIFA as an eight-year-old and entered the competitive FIFA scene in 2009. Since then, the 32*-one-year-old has produced a prolific competitive career, including winning the 2009 FIFA Interactive World North American Championship and a top four finish at the 2012 FIWC in Dubai. Additionally, he won the North American championship at the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game and was crowned FUT Champion in Vancouver.


“It’s a great honor to be the first FIFA eSport player to represent the best club in the MLS,” said Guastella.
Fans can follow the Galaxy’s newest signing on Twitter and Instagram under the handle @Guastella11.


Last week, MLS launched eMLS, a new competitive league for EA Sports FIFA 18. 19 MLS teams will participate, with each team selecting a FIFA player to represent them in competition. The first eMLS Cup will take place this April at PAX East in Boston. The winner will get an automatic berth in the EA Sports FIFA 18 Global Series Playoff and a chance to become the FIFA 18 World Champion at the FIFA eWorld Cup 18 in August.


LA Galaxy Season Ticket Memberships for the 2018 Major League Soccer season are available now. Season Ticket Members and Galaxy fans can go to lagalaxy.com/since96 to secure their 2018 LA Galaxy Season Ticket Memberships, beginning as low as just $323 per seat ($17 per match). Fans can also call 1.877.3GALAXY (342.5299) and press 1 when prompted to secure Season Ticket Memberships. 

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Jan 19, 2018





Sábado 24 de febrero del 2018

Desde el Forum de Inglewood

Televisado en vivo por HBO Boxing After Dark®


Los boletos ya están a la venta!


LOS ANGELES, California con el extraordinario interés en las peleas anunciadas previamente para la función SUPERFLY 2, se ha agregado un combate titular que abrirá la función que será televisada por HBO en su programa “Boxing After Dark® comenzando a las 9:30 p.m. (Este y Pacifico) cuando el orgullo de las Filipinas, el cuatro veces campeón mundial en tres divisiones diferentes DONNIE NIETES, (40-1-4, 22 KO’s) expondrá por primera vez su campeonato mundial de peso mosca de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (FIB) ante el tres veces campeón JUAN CARLOS REVECO, (39-3-0, 19 KO’s) de Las Heras, Argentina. La función se realizará el sábado 24 de febrero en el Forum de Inglewood, California.


“Pelear en Los Angeles por tercera ocasión ante la afición filipina de Los angeles es un gran honor al igual que hacerlo a través de HBO. Sé que Reveco es un rival peligroso y que tengo que estar bien preparado para exponer mi campeonato el sábado 24 de febrero”, dijo Nietes.


“Esta es un gran oportunidad para mí de pelear finalmente en los Estados Unidos y hacerlo contra un gran campeón como Nietes. Sé que voy a tener el apoyo de toda la afición argentina de Los Angeles y vengo a ganar el campeonato mundial de la FIB ante todos ellos”, dijo Reveco.


“Estamos orgullosos de agregar a esta función uno de los máximos guerreros filipinos, el cuatro veces campeón mundial Donnie Nietes ante el tres veces campeón argentino Juan Carlos Reveco a esta magno evento del 24 de febrero en el Forum de Inglewood y en vivo por HBO”, dijo TOM LOEFFLER de 360 Boxing Promotions.


“Nietes ha lucido muy impresionantes en funciones en las cuales él ha encabezado en Los Angeles y esperamos que tenga el respaldo de todos sus paisanos filipinos nuevamente en esta ocasión cuando exponga su corona ante un Reveco que vendrá con muchos deseos de darle una grata sorpresa a sus seguidores”, agregó Loeffler.


“Con cuatro peleas de gran calidad ya anunciadas para SUPERFLY 2, tres de ellas de campeonato mundial, esta cartelera será el standard para las funciones que se darán en el 2018, pues los ocho boxeadores en estas peleas están clasificados entres los mejores 10 clasificados de sus respectivas categorías”, dijo Loeffler.


Nietes conquistó el campeonato vacante de peso mosca de la FIB el 29 de abril del 2017 en Cebu City, Filipinas al derrotar por decisión unánime a Komgrich Nantapech. Antes de eso había

ganado el cinturón mini mosca de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) al derrotar a Juan Alejo el 17 de octubre del 2015 en el StubHub Center de Carson, California, y ese mismo escenario lo defendió exitosamente el 24 de septiembre del 2016 ante el mexicano Edgar Sosa, ambos triunfos ganados en dominantes actuaciones y por decisiones unánimes.


Nietes no conoce la derrota desde Septiembre del 2004.


En su más reciente actuación el 8 de septiembre del 2017 en Argentina, Reveco derrotó por decisión unánime a Komgrich Nantapech. Reveco quien ha ganado sus últimos tres combates ha hecho la mayoría de sus combates en Argentina y Japón y esta será su primera pelea en Estados Unidos.


En el duelo estelar de SUPERFLY 2 el monarca supermosca del CMB SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI, (43-4-1, 39 KO’s) de Si Sa Ket, Tailandia, expondrá su corona por segunda ocasión en un combate pactado a 12 giros ante el clasificado mundial número uno JUAN FRANCISCO “El Gallo” ESTRADA, (36-2, 25 KO’s) de Puerto Peñasco Sonora, México.


En el duelo semi estelar de la función, el ex campeón mundial supermosca del CMB, CARLOS “Príncipe” CUADRAS, (36-2-1, 27 KO’s) de Guamúchil, Sinaloa, México, se enfrentará a MC WILLIAMS ARROYO, (16-3, 14 KO’s) de Fajardo, Puerto Rico en un combate de 10 asaltos en peso supermosca.


El cuatro veces campeón mundial en dos divisiones BRIAN “The Hawaiian Punch” VILORIA, (38-5, 22 KO’s) de Waipahu, Hawái se enfrentará al clasificado mundial #1 ARTEM DALAKIAN, (15-0, 11 KO’s), de Dniepropetrovsk, Ucrania por el campeonato mundial de peso mosca de la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo (AMB) que está vacante en la cartelera SUPERFLY 2 que se realizará el sábado 24 de febrero en el Forum de Inglewood.


Los boletos para Superfly 2 ya están disponibles y tienen un precio de $250, $150, $100, $60 y $30 y pueden ser adquiridos a través de Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000) y en las taquillas del Forum localizado en el 3900 W. Manchester Blvd, Inglewood CA 90305. Las puertas se abrirán a las 4:30 p.m. la noche del evento.


SUPERFLY 2 es presentado por Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions en asociación con Nakornluong Promotions y Zanfer Promotions. Cuadras vs. Arroyo es presentado en asociación con Promociones del Pueblo y PR Best Boxing. Viloria vs. Dalakian es presentado en asociación con Teiken Promotions. Nietes vs. Reveco es presentado en asociación con ALA Promotions y OR Promotions.














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LA Galaxy elige a Tomas Hilliard-Arce con la segunda selección del SuperDraft 2018 de la MLS

Jan 19, 2018

LA Galaxy elige a Tomas Hilliard-Arce con la segunda selección del SuperDraft 2018 de la MLS

Hilliard-Arce, tres veces campeón del torneo nacional NCAA National Championship con Stanford, fue nombrado Jugador Defensivo del Año de Pac-12 en dos ocasiones y nombrado al mejor equipo de All-Pac-12


FILADELFIA (Viernes, 19 de enero, 2018) – LA Galaxy ha seleccionado al defensa de Stanford University Tomas Hilliard-Arce con la segunda selección del SuperDraft 2018 de la MLS.


Hilliard-Arce, de 22 años de edad, se unió al LA Galaxy después de pasar cuatro años en Stanford, donde lideró al equipo a quedar campeones durante tres torneos consecutivos de la NCAA National Championships en sus últimas tres temporadas en la universidad. Fue nombrado al mejor equipo de la All-Pac-12 y Jugador Defensivo del Año de Pac-12 en cada uno de sus últimos dos años en Stanford. Hilliard-Arce además fue finalista del trofeo MAC Hermann Trophy en su último año en la Universidad. En 87 partidos jugados en su carrera para Stanford, Tomas anotó 13 goles y sumó cinco asistencias.


En sus últimas dos exitosas temporadas de la College Cup, fue nombrado al equipo del torneo de la College Cup All-Tournament Team 2016 y además fue nombrado el Jugador Defensivo más Destacado de College Cup 2017.


Hilliard-Arce fue fichado por la MLS con un pre-contrato antes del SuperDraft. Hilliard-Arce es la primera selección del SuperDraft 2018 del LA Galaxy. Galaxy además cuenta con las selecciones número 40, 48 y 90 del draft.


Selección del SuperDraft: LA Galaxy elige a Tomas Hilliard-Arce con la segunda selección del SuperDraft 2018 de la MLS presentado por adidas.


Momentos destacados en la carrera de Tomas Hilliard-Arce:



Finalista al trofeo MAC Hermann

Primer Equipo USC First Team All-American

Jugador Defensivo del Año de Pac-12

Jugador Defensivo del Año más Destacado de College Cup

Primer Equipo de la Región del Oeste USC First Team All-Far West Region

Primer Equipo de toda la Pac-12

Mención académica honorable de Pac-12



Mejor Equipo de la College Cup All-Tournament Team

Primer Equipo de USC First Team All-American

Jugador Defensivo del Año de Pac-12

Primer Equipo de la Región del Oeste USC First Team All-Far West Region

Primer Equipo de toda la Pac-12

Mención académica distinguida de Pac-12



Segundo Equipo de la Conferencia All-Pac 12

Mención académica distinguida de Pac-12



Tercer Equipo de la Región del Oeste USC Third Team All-Far West Region

Segundo Equipo de la Conferencia All-Pac 12


Nombre: Tomas Hilliard-Arce

Posición: Defensa

Estatura: 6’1”

Peso: 175 lbs.

Fecha de Nacimiento: 22 de noviembre, 1995

Edad: 22

Último Club: Stanford

Lugar de Nacimiento: Matthews, North Carolina

Nacionalidad: Estados Unidos


Boletos de temporada del LA Galaxy para la temporada 2018 de Major League Soccer ya están disponibles. Abonados y aficionados del Galaxy pueden visitar lagalaxy.com/since96  para asegurar sus Boletos de Temporada 2018 del LA Galaxy, los cuales comienzan a tan solo $323 por asiento ($17 por partido). Los aficionados también pueden llamar al 1.877.3GALAXY (342.5299) y presionar el 1 cuando se le indique para asegurar sus Boletos de Temporada.

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New York City FC Ficha a Jo Inge Berget

Jan 19, 2018

New York City FC Ficha a Jo Inge Berget


El New York City FC anunció hoy que Jo Inge Berget se ha unido al Club.


El delantero internacional noruego de 27 años se convierte en el séptimo adición de la temporada baja de City, uniéndose como agente libre, a la espera de recibir su visa P1 e ITC.


Tras los fichajes de Cedric Hountondji, Jesús Medina, Saad Abdul-Salaam, Brad Stuver, Ismael Tajouri y Anton Tinnerholm, Berget se unirá a sus nuevos compañeros durante la pretemporada.


Berget le dijo a NYCFC.com: “Estoy encantado, estoy ansioso por llegar a Nueva York y poder jugar en la MLS para uno de los mejores equipos y espero ganar un trofeo este año.


“Nueva York ha estado arriba en la cima pero nunca han ganado, así que espero que podamos hacer un cambio en eso. Sé sobre el entrenador y algunos de los jugadores allí y sé que les gusta jugar fútbol ofensivo. Creo que me va a quedar muy bien.


“Cuando Nueva York viene a por ti, es una gran cosa, es una ciudad agradable y es un buen club. Para mí y mi familia, fue una decisión fácil al final “.


El entrenador Patrick Vieira se complace en haber adquirido otro jugador versátil con una mentalidad ganadora, que ayudará a establecer los estándares para su escuadrón.


Vieira dijo: “Jo es un jugador con buena experiencia en Europa y es un jugador que puede jugar en muchas posiciones diferentes: en el ala, como 9 o como un número 10.


“Hemos agregado otro jugador de calidad con versatilidad, con una ética de trabajo en el campo, que es algo que es realmente importante para nosotros.


“Lo que me gusta de él es su competitividad. Es un luchador, trabaja duro y es un líder en la forma en que juega.


“Llega a Nueva York con una mentalidad ganadora, tiene experiencia en ganar trofeos en Suecia y es alguien que desafiará a todos los otros jugadores en el equipo para que estén en su mejor momento”.


El Director Deportivo Claudio Reyna destacó la estatura, la versatilidad y la ética laboral de Jo Inge como atributos importantes.


Reyna explicó: “Estamos muy contentos de darle la bienvenida a Jo Inge a NYCFC y entusiasmados con su habilidad para cambiar en varios roles de ataque, incluyendo centro delantero o jugando en amplias áreas del campo.


“Es un jugador que impactará a nuestro equipo en ambos lados del balón”. Él tiene una habilidad especial para anotar goles y se combina bien con sus compañeros de equipo y, en el lado defensivo de la pelota, tiene un ritmo de trabajo implacable para recuperar el balón para el equipo.


“Jo Inge también tiene un tamaño que es algo que nos faltaba en áreas de ataque y, a veces en ciertos juegos, necesitas ese componente para tratar de manejar a los equipos más físicos y poder crear oportunidades de diferentes maneras”.


Recientemente, Berget fue compañero de equipo del nuevo fichaje Anton Tinnerholm en las últimas tres temporadas en el equipo Allsvenskan de Suecia.


Un alero capaz de jugar centralmente o en cualquier ala, Jo ha disfrutado de una carrera larga y distinguida que lo ha visto jugar en las divisiones superiores de Noruega, Inglaterra, Escocia, y Suecia.


Comenzó su carrera en el equipo de Tippeligaen FC Lyn Oslo en su nativa Noruega en 2008, Berget se unió al Udinese poco después de su debut, aunque nunca hizo una aparición para el club de la Serie A, en cambio pasó los próximos tres años de préstamo en Lyn y en Stromgodset.


Un cambio permanente a Molde vio a Jo hacerse un nombre con 17 goles en 63 partidos, incluido el primer partido en un juego decisivo contra Tromso que dio a los hombres de Ole Gunnar Solksjaer su primer campeonato de liga.


Ayudó a Molde a retener su título en el año siguiente antes de que Solksjaer llevara a Berget con él a Cardiff City en la Premier League inglesa en 2014, pero las oportunidades eran limitadas para el delantero de 6’1” en la capital galesa.


Tras un breve período de préstamo en el Celtic, Berget volvió a encender su carrera al fichar por el Malmo FF en enero de 2015 y fue allí donde anotó dos goles contra su equipo previo el Celtic para ayudar a su equipo a llegar a la fase de grupos de la UEFA Champions League donde se enfrentaron contra el Real Madrid ese año.


Berget llega a NYCFC como campeón sueco, terminando la temporada del 2017 en Allsvenskan como máximo goleador de su equipo con 10 goles, mientras Malmo aseguraba títulos de liga consecutivos.


La carrera internacional de Berget comenzó en enero de 2012 cuando debutó  en un partido contra Tailandia y desde entonces ha jugado 20 partidos y anotando dos goles.


Únete al Club y hazte socio hoy para asegurar tus asientos para todos los 17 partidos de casa llamando al 855-77-NYCFC o yendo a www.nycfc.com/tickets


Sobre New York City Football Club

New York City Football Club es un equipo profesional de fútbol basado en la ciudad de Nueva York que compite en Major League Soccer (MLS) en la conferencia del éste de la liga. El equipo fue anunciado como la vigésima franquicia de la liga en el 21 de mayo del 2013 y es el primer y único Club en la MLS localizado dentro de los cinco condados de la ciudad de Nueva York. Propiedad mayoritaria de City Football Group, New York City FC juega sus partidos de casa en Yankee Stadium, la casa del propietario de una minoría, New York Yankees.

New York City FC inició su temporada inaugural de la MLS en marzo del 2015 y tiene el al ex capitán de la selección estadounidense Claudio Reyna como su director deportivo y al ex campeón mundial Patrick Vieira como su entrenador. En noviembre del 2016, comenzó la construcción de City Football Academy New York, la instalación de entrenamiento elite del Club con una cancha y media de césped, oficinas deportivas y un centro médico y de bienestar, pendiente de ser completando a comienzos del 2018. El diseño de las instalaciones fue supervisado por el arquitecto basado en Nueva York Rafael Viñoly, quien diseño las instalaciones de entrenamiento para los clubes hermanos de New York City FC, Manchester City FC y Melbourne City FC.

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Donnie Nietes vs. Juan Carlos Reveco World Title Fight Added to Superfly 2 at the Forum on February 24

Jan 19, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
From the Forum in Los Angeles, CA
Televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®
Tickets Now On Sale!
Los Angeles, CA (January 18, 2018) With the extraordinary fan and media interest from the previously announced fights for SUPERFLY 2, another excellent world title bout has been added which will open the HBO Boxing After Dark® telecast. Fighting Pride of the Philippines and four-time world champion DONNIE NIETES, (40-1-4, 22 KO’s) will make the first defense of his IBF Flyweight World Title over 12-rounds against three-time former world champion JUAN CARLOS REVECO, (39-3-0, 19 KO’s) from Las Heras, Argentina. The triple header takes place Saturday, February 24 from the Forum in Los Angeles and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
“Fighting in Los Angeles for the third time in front of the great Filipino fans along with fighting on HBO is a great honor for me, said Nietes. “I know how tough Reveco is but I’ll be well prepared to defend my title on Saturday, February 24.”
“This is a tremendous opportunity for me to finally fight in the United States and against a great champion in Donnie Nietes,” said Reveco. “I know there will be a huge amount of Argentinian fans at the Forum for the fight and I look forward to winning the IBF Flyweight World Title in front of them.”
“We’re very proud to add one of the Philippines’ longest standing warriors and four-time world champion Donnie Nietes to this tremendous event as he defends his world title against three-time world champion Juan Carlos Reveco at the Forum on Saturday, February 24 and live on HBO,” said TOM LOEFFLER of 360 Boxing Promotions.
“In the last couple of years Nietes has looked very impressive headlining events in Los Angeles and we look forward to a huge turnout of local Filipino boxing fans for this world title defense
against the upset minded Reveco who is seeking his fourth world title.”
“With the four outstanding fights now announced for SUPERFLY 2, three of them being world title fights, this clearly sets the standard for boxing events providing quality to fans in 2018. All eight of these fighters are in the top ten in their respective weight classes.”
Most recently Nietes won the vacant IBF Flyweight World Title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Komgrich Nantapech on April 29, 2017, in Cebu City, Philippines.
Prior to that, Nietes won the WBO Junior Flyweight World Title against Juan Alejo on October 17, 2015 at the Stubhub Center in Carson, California and followed up at the same venue by defeating Edgar Sosa on September 24, 2016, winning both bouts by dominant unanimous decision.
Nietes is undefeated dating back to September 2004.
Reveco’s most recent victory also came against Komgrich Nantapech on September 8, 2017, winning by 12-round unanimous decision in Argentina.
In two of his most recent and memorable bouts, Reveco traveled to Osaka, Japan, coming up just short against WBA Flyweight World Champion Kazuto Ioka in 2015.
Currently on a three-fight winning streak, Reveco who has fought mostly in Argentina and Japan throughout his illustrious career, will be fighting in the United States for the first time.
Tickets for SUPERFLY 2, priced at $250, $150, $100, $60 and $30 are now on sale and can be purchased through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000) and the Forum Box Office. The Forum is located at 3900 W. Manchester Blvd, Inglewood CA 90305.
SUPERFLY 2 is headlined by WBC Super Flyweight World Champion SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI, (43-4-1, 39 KO’s), of Si Sa Ket, Thailand, defending his title over 12-rounds for the second time against former world champion and #1 ranked mandatory challenger JUAN FRANCISCO “El Gallo” ESTRADA, (36-2, 25 KO’s), of Sonora, Mexico.
Co-featured on the HBO Boxing After Dark telecast, former WBC Super Flyweight World Champion, CARLOS “Principe” CUADRAS, (36-2-1, 27 KO’s), of Mexico City, MX facing hard-hitting, two-time world title challenger MC WILLIAMS ARROYO, (16-3, 14 KO’s), of Fajardo, Puerto Rico in an outstanding ten round super flyweight clash.
Featured on the international telecast portion of SUPERFLY 2, four-time world champion in two divisions and #2 ranked BRIAN “The Hawaiian Punch” VILORIA, (38-5, 22 KO’s) of Los Angeles, CA via Waipahu, Hawaii will challenge undefeated and #1 ranked ARTEM DALAKIAN, (15-0, 11 KO’s), of Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine for the vacant WBA Flyweight World Title
SUPERFLY 2 is presented by Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions in association with Nakornluong Promotions and Zanfer Promotions. Cuadras vs. Arroyo is presented in association with Promociones del Pueblo and PR Best Boxing. Viloria vs. Dalakian is presented in association with Teiken Promotions. Nietes vs. Reveco is presented in association with ALA Promotions and OR Promotions.
Additional information on this tremendous night of world class professional boxing will be announced shortly.
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Jornada Rayada: Rayados por el triunfo en casa

Jan 19, 2018

Jornada Rayada: Rayados por el triunfo en casa

Después del triufno ante Dorados en la Jornada 2 de la Copa MX, los Rayados se preparan rumbo a la Jornada 3 de la Liga Bancomer MX en el Estadio BBVA Bancomer.

Los dirigidos por Antonio Mohamed no tuvieron descanso luego de la actividad de este miércoles y realizaron trabajo de gimnasio, mientras que quienes no fueron convocados para la Copa MX realizaron trabajos físicos terminando con un interescuadras de alta intensidad

A pesar de las altas temperaturas, los del Cerro de la Silla no bajaron los brazos y están listos para buscar el primer triunfo en casa en el presente torneo.



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Jan 19, 2018


(L-R: Tenochtitlan Nava, Romero Duno, Tewa Kiram, Mercito Gesta and Ferdinand Kerobyan pose at their media workout in Los Angeles, Calif. on Jan. 18, 2018)

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Photo Credit : Lina Baker/SeeYouRingside Photography
Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
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LOS ANGELES (Jan. 18, 2018): PABA Welterweight Champion Tewa Kiram (38-0. 28 KOs) and lightweight contender Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (31-1-2, 17 KOs) hosted a media workout today at Westside Boxing Club in Los Angeles, Calif. ahead of their respective world championship bouts. Kiram will take on former interim WBC Super Lightweight Champion Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (38-4, 35 KOs) in a 12-round fight for the vacant WBA Welterweight World Title, while Gesta will take on WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine World Champion Jorge “El Nino De Oro” Linares (43-3, 27 KOs) in a 12-round battle. The action takes place on Saturday, Jan. 27 in a special double main event at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The doubleheader will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
On the non-televised portion of the card, Armenian welterweight prospect Ferdinand Kerobyan (7-0, 4 KOs) will face Lucius Johnson (4-1-1, 3 KOs) in a six-round welterweight fight. In an exciting and rarely-seen battle between two undefeated prospects, Los Angeles native Tenochtitlan “T-Dog” Nava (7-0, 1 KO) will participate in an eight-round 126-pound clash against Las Vegas’ Francisco “El Alacran” Esparza (6-0-1, 2 KOs).  Romero “Ruthless” Duno (15-1, 13 KOs) will fight for a second consecutive time at the “Fabulous” Forum in an eight-round lightweight battle against Sacramento, Calif.’s Yardley Armenta (21-9, 12 KOs). Kerobyan, Duno and Nava also participated in today’s workout. The non-televised undercard action will be streamed live on www.RingTV.com beginning at 3:05 p.m. PT/ 6:05 p.m. ET.
Here’s what today’s participants had to say at the media workout:
TEWA KIRAM, PABA Welterweight Champion:
“I have a great game plan that I have for next week. I can’t reveal it now, but if I find an opportunity, I’ll take it. Lucas Matthysse is coming from 140 to 147, so I feel good about that. I’ll be the naturally bigger guy in there. I’m very relaxed, even though this is my first fight outside of Thailand. I’m very happy and excited to come to America to fight for a world title. With a win, I’ll come back here very soon and fight again!”
MERCITO “NO MERCY” GESTA, Lightweight Contender:
“I’ve grown a lot and learned a lot since 2012, when I first fought for a world title. I learned how to take defeat, and I learned to make the most from my mistakes. Right now it’s a matter of taking all that I learned and putting it into the ring. I’m not concerned with Jorge Linares’ power, but he is fast and we’re taking that into consideration. I’ve been studying and working on applying pressure, but smartly to avoid mistakes. To my all my fans, don’t miss this great fight. I’m going to win that belt for you!”
FERDINAND KEROBYAN, Welterweight Prospect:
“My opponent’s name is Lucius Johnson, and he’s been a pro for a while now. We’ve done our research, and I’m looking forward to putting a great show for my fans and come out with a great victory. After fighting 7 times in 2017, I’m hoping this year I’ll be fighting for a championship belt. I want to get more experience on the way, and with experience I’ll be a more complete fighter.
ROMERO “RUTHLESS” DUNO, Super Featherweight Prospect:
“The win against Christian Gonzalez gave me a lot of opportunities. I was immediately signed and now I’m doing better than ever. I will give a good fight on Jan. 27, and we can show the world to never underestimate me. I’ve prepared well, and I’m ready for the next level and to take on even tougher fights.
TENOCHTITLAN “T-DOG” NAVA, Featherweight Prospect:
“I’ve been waiting for this fight for some time now. Now only is this a great opportunity to step up, but it’s an opportunity to give a great fight between two young, undefeated fighters. Esparza is young and tough, but I came into camp in great shape and I have a smart game plan to beat him.”
Matthysse vs. Kiram is a 12-round fight for the vacant WBA Welterweight
World Championship, and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Box and Galaxy Promotions. Linares vs. Gesta, a 12-round fight for the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Championships is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions. 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, Jan. 27, 2018 at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
The non-televised undercard action will be streamed live on www.RingTV.com beginning at 3:05 p.m. PT/ 6:05 p.m. ET.
For more information visit www.goldenboypromotions.com and www.hbo.com/boxing, follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @hboboxing; become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing; visit us on Instagram at @GoldenBoyBoxing; and follow the conversation using #MatthysseKiram.
Tickets for Matthysse vs. Kiram are currently on sale and are priced at $10, $25, $50 and $100, not including applicable service charges and taxes, with a total ticket limit of 12 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or the Forum Box Office (Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. PST to 7:00 p.m. PST) at (310) 330-7300.  Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.fabulousforum.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
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Errol Spence Jr. vs. Lamont Peterson Final Press Conference

Jan 19, 2018

Errol Spence Jr. vs. Lamont Peterson Final Press Conference 

Quotes & Photos


Welterweight World Title Showdown Headlines Saturday, January 20 Live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn & Presented by Premier Boxing Champions


Photos from Tom Casino/SHOWTIME


Photos from Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment


BROOKLYN (January 18, 2018) – Undefeated welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr. and two-division world champion Lamont Peterson faced off Thursday at the final press conference before they enter the ring Saturday, January 20 in the main event live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®, and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.


The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features unbeaten lightweight world champion Robert Easter and former world champion Javier Fortuna, who met face to face for the first time on Thursday.


Competing in SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING PRELIMS on Saturday will be unbeaten light heavyweight Marcus Browne and once-beaten Francy Ntetu, who meet in a 10-round bout, plus undefeated heavyweight Adam Kownacki and once-beaten Iago Kiladze, who step into the ring for a 10-round affair.


Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and TGB Promotions, are priced starting at $50, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.combarclayscenter.com, at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center or by calling 800-745-3000. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.


Here is what the participants had to say Thursday from the Dream Hotel Downtown:




“This fight means everything to me. I still have a chip on my shoulder. I want to be the last man standing. I want to beat the top fighters in my division. Lamont is the one standing in front of me, so it’s fight time.


“I think it’s going to turn into a war. A lot of people have thought this would be an easy fight for me. But if you follow Lamont Peterson, you know this will be tough. He’s always in great shape and has a lot of skills. IT might be a dog fight and that’s what I wanted. He’s the guy who wanted to fight and I said of course. It’s going to be a rugged fight. Later on in the fights, he always gets rough and stands toe-to-toe.


“There might not be a lot of talking and bad blood between us, but you know that the two of us always give a great fight for the fans.


“I had to wait for my title defense and then I had a lot of guys not answer the call for this fight. I have a belt and I still have to call these other guys out. Lamont Peterson answered the call like a real fighter.


“In a perfect world I’d be unifying with Keith Thurman this year. I’m going to fight three times this year though. You don’t get time back. I’m ready to strike now.


“I’m just excited to fight. I like to fight. I can’t wait to be in front of those bright lights in front of the fans. Brooklyn is a great place to fight and my family from the area can come see me live. I can’t wait to display my skills.


“A true champion can’t fight everybody who calls them out, it’s still a business. But a true champion fights other champions, especially when they’re available. You can’t avoid questions and try to delay a fight. You fight the next champion that’s available, that’s what a true champion does.”




“When I got into boxing, I had goals. First I wanted to be a National Champion, then a world champion as a professional, but the ultimate goal is to be in the Hall of Fame. With that being my goal, I wouldn’t put myself in that conversation yet. With wins over a guy like Errol Spence and the other top welterweights, I think I’m right there in it. That’s my goal and I’ll give it my all to get there.


“If you left it to me I’d fight every month. That’s how much I love the sport. I know a victory would help me get in the ring even more often. Sometimes if you lose at the top level, other top guys don’t want to take a chance against you. I can fix all of that this weekend


“I don’t worry about any negativity. My resume is written in the history books. All I can do is respect the opinion of others and work hard to get this win.


“I’m excited and looking forward to the skill level that’s going to be displayed this weekend. It’s going to be a rough fight for sure. But I look forward to the technique and skill level. Defense, offense and transitioning between the two. That’s the part of boxing that I love.


“Errol even taking the Kell Brook fight was impressive to me. Most guys in his position take their time leading up to the first title shot, but he ended up fighting someone in his prime in his country. To will himself to that win was very impressive.


“When you get to the big stages and those big fights, you have to win more than you lose. I think if I can win some big fights these next few years my career will be in a good place.”




“I have no concerns fighting a southpaw. I made my last fight hard, but this time I’m going to use my reach, my feet and my speed to dominate.


“I’m looking for a great performance. This is going to be the best Robert Easter the fans have ever seen. We prepared to dominate this fight.


“Javier Fortuna is an accomplished fighter but I don’t know too much about him. I know what I came to do. I’m a world champion and everyone knows what I bring to the fight game. I won’t leave without my strap.


“I’m ready to fight the best in this sport. I want to become the man at this weight and I know I have to beat the other champions to do that.


“Boxing is all about showing you’re the best and fighting the best. I just want to fight these other champions in my weight class. I’m looking to stay healthy in 2018 and remain on top.”




“I have no excuses on January 20. I hope he doesn’t either. I will be taking that title to the Dominican Republic for my fans. I’ve been dreaming about it and I will take it.


“I have the style and the skills to beat Robert Easter. I know how to make sure his height does not affect me at all. Everyone will see it on fight night.


“I’ve prepared myself very well. I have a plan to win every round. If he’s able to stand there, I’m going to break him down round by round.


“I am fighting for more than just myself and that is why I’ll be successful. I am going to prove that I’m truly one of the top fighters in the sport.


“Robert Easter is a fighter I respect, but I believe I can defeat anyone in front of me. If he takes me lightly, it will go even worse for him. I’ve been training hard to make sure I’m at my absolute best on fight night.


“A win would be great for my country, my fans and my family. Winning this title is everything for me. That’s why I’m here and I will not be stopped.”


DERRICK JAMES, Spence’s Trainer


“I started training Errol about nine years ago but I never really knew just how special he was until about a year or so into our training. I thought Olympics were definitely possible, because I didn’t want to look too far ahead. Now that we’re here, I think he can beat any of the top guys. I want him to be undisputed welterweight champion just like he wants to be.


“I never worry about comparing Errol to other guys in the sport. He’s a hard puncher who breaks ribs and breaks faces. The longer the fight goes, the more pain he inflicts. I’ve never seen anybody who punches that hard.


“I think Lamont knew when he moved up to welterweight that this fight would be a possibility. It’s time for us to go to work because I know Lamont and Barry Hunter are working on a game plan. They have a great team and I know Lamont will be ready for what we bring.”


BARRY HUNTER, Peterson’s Trainer


“We stay in the gym all the time. We didn’t have to deal with the weight monster this camp. Weight issue can really derail a camp leading up to a fight of this magnitude. We didn’t have to deal with any of that.


“There are several different things in Errol’s arsenal that I think we can exploit. Errol will make adjustments though, so I think strategy will be a key in this fight.


“Lamont has always been a coach’s dream. He’s the type of athlete that you would love to coach. He does everything a coach asks of him. He will train until he passes out. All he wants is to work hard and compete.”


LOU DIBELLA, President of DiBella Entertainment


“This is a great night for boxing. The first January date of the year drums up a lot of excitement and we expect a great turnout on Saturday night at Barclays Center. It’s going to be a great crowd and an exciting night from top to bottom


“Errol Spence Jr. is one of the best young fighters in the world testing himself against another great fighter in Lamont Peterson It’s the best fighting the best. Lamont Peterson is a guy with a tremendous resume. If anybody thinks Errol is going to take Lamont lightly, they’re mistaken and he would be too.


“Both of these main event fighters are lucky to have trainers who are real teachers. They are old school and two of the best. Derrick James and Barry Hunter know the game inside and out.


“Robert Easter is a beast, he’s got reach, power and boxing ability. He’s facing a guy in Javier Fortuna who is a confident former world champion. Javier has been talking a big game. He’s talking about knockouts. You want to see a guy come into a fight like this with that kind of confidence.


“This year in boxing is starting out just like last year started, at Barclays Center with a great, even matchup like Badou Jack vs. James DeGale last year.”



STEPHEN ESPINOZA, Executive Vice President & General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports


“In terms of representing the sport, you don’t get any better than Errol Spence Jr. and Lamont Peterson. The professionalism of these guys is unmatched and they represent the best of the sport. I’m proud to have them on the network.


“You can’t play boxing. You have to be dedicated and passionate. Those values are going to be reflected in the ring on Saturday.


“This is a special fight. These are the best in the sport. They’re both top 10 guys. Errol Spence Jr. has grown up on SHOWTIME. He made his pro debut on ShoBox and won his first world title on SHOWTIME. This is Lamont’s eighth appearance on SHOWTIME and he has one of the strongest resumes in the sport.


“Robert Easter and Javier Fortuna is another matchup of top 10 guys. What we’re doing here is special. This isn’t just another network doing boxing, this is the cream of the crop.”


BRETT YORMARK, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment


“I’m really excited about Saturday night. We’ve been very fortunate to host the first big event of the year. There’s an appetite to get back into the game and we’re happy to be hosting it.


“I want to welcome back Errol and Lamont to Barclays Center. Both have been there before and we’re thrilled to have you back. We’re pleased that Robert has finally decided to take his show to Barclays Center and give the fans a performance. Last time Javier won at Barclays Center he won his world title and we’re happy to have him back.


“We’re going to create something great here in Brooklyn and it continues on Saturday night at Barclays Center.”

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Pumas perdió 2-0 con Lobos BUAP en la Copa MX

Jan 19, 2018

Pumas perdió 2-0 con Lobos BUAP en la Copa MX

Los Pumas perdieron 2-0 con Lobos BUAP en su visita a Puebla, en el debut de los felinos en la Copa MX del torneo Clausura 2018, en partido correspondiente al grupo 5.

“Fue un partido que lo llevábamos bien trabajado, sabíamos que sería difícil. Destaco mucho la actuación de Diego Rodríguez, me gustó mucho la actuación de Carlos Robles, de Juan José Miguel, son tres jugadores que son el futuro del equipo. Celebro que Abraham (González) también regrese. Sí me duele perder porque creo que no lo merecíamos, pero tuvimos desatenciones al final que nos costaron el partido”, comentó David Patiño, entrenador de los Pumas, en conferencia de prensa al final del encuentro.

Los goles de los locales fueron anotados por Juan Carlos García Sancho (85’) e Irven Ávila (87’).

Diego Rodríguez, quien entró de cambio por Rodrigo González, y Juan José Miguel, quien sustituyó a Néstor Calderón, fueron los jugadores de Pumas que hicieron su debut con el primer equipo en la Copa MX.


Lobos BUAP: 29-Jorge Villalpando, 2-César Cercado (34-Irving Zurita 80’), 24-Rodrigo Godínez, 25-Juan García, 6-Carlos Treviño, 23-Manuel Pérez, 27-Luis Olascoaga (30-Arley Rodríguez 63’), 28-Carlos Morales, 299-Rubén Orbe (16-Alfonso Sánchez 45’), 14-Irven Ávila, 19-Jerónimo Amione. D. T. Rafael Puente.


Pumas: 12-Bernabé Magaña, 5-Alan Mendoza, 21-Rodrigo González (305-Diego Rodríguez 7’), 84-José Carlos Robles, 310-Alan Mozo, 6-Kevin Escamilla, 10-Abraham González, 29-Néstor Calderón (297-Juan Miguel 78’), 8-Pablo Barrera, 14-Brian Figueroa (20-Yuber Asprilla 61’), 88-Daniel Ramírez. D.T. David Patiño.

Cuerpo arbitral:

Central: Miguel Ángel Chacón. Asistentes: Israel Valenciano y Luis Escobar. Cuarto árbitro: Aldo Cano


Lobos BUAP: 16-Alfonso Sánchez (82’). Pumas: 29-Néstor Calderon (74’)


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