Philly Fight Night: Super Bantamweight Champion Jessie Magdaleno to Clash with No. 1 Contender Isaac Dogboe on April 28

Mar 22, 2018
Philly Fight Night: Super Bantamweight Champion Jessie Magdaleno to Clash with No. 1 Contender Isaac Dogboe on April 28

LIVE on ESPN and Streaming on the ESPN APP
 
Local Heavyweights Bryant Jennings and Joey Dawejko to Settle Old Score

Philadelphia Native Jesse Hart Fights in Front of Home Fans

PHILADEPHIA (March 22, 2018) —  There will be no Brotherly Love when JESSIE MAGDALENO defends his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior featherweight title against No. 1 contender ISAAC DOGBOE on Saturday, April 28, at The Liacouras Center.The Magdaleno-Dogboe fight will headline a card with plenty of local flavor, as Philadelphia heavyweights BRYANT “BY-BY” JENNINGS and JOEY DAWEJKO rekindle an old rivalry, and Philadelphia native JESSE “Hollywood” HART continues his drive back to a world title challenge when he faces DEMOND NICHOLSON in a super middleweight bout.

Appearing on the undercard will be 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson (5-0, 2 KOs) of Newark, N.J., in an eight-round featherweight bout against Roxberg Riley (12-0, 6 KOs) of Dallas, Ga.

Magdaleno-Dogboe, Jennings-Dawejkoand Hart-Nicholson will be televised LIVE on ESPN and stream in English and Spanish on the ESPN App at 7 p.m. ET. Undercard bouts will stream on the ESPN App beginning at 4 p.m. ET.  ESPN Deportes will air the fight at 10 p.m. ET.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Peltz Boxing, tickets, priced at $100 (ringside), $65 and $35, are ON SALE NOW and can be purchased at The Liacouras Center Box Office and www.liacourascenter.com, or by calling Peltz Boxing at 215-765-0922.

Magdaleno (25-0, 18 KOs), a southpaw from Las Vegas, won the world title with a unanimous decision over four-weight world champion Nonito Donaire on Nov. 5, 2016. Last April, he made quick work of Adeilson Dos Santos, stopping the Brazilian contender in the second round. He was scheduled to fight on Nov. 11, but an injury kept him out of action. Magdaleno rested and recovered, looks forward to defending his title.

Magdaleno and Dogboe, however, are not strangers. The two sparred years ago in Las Vegas, with each man claiming to have gotten the better of the sessions.

“I feel like this going to be a very exciting fight. I’m excited to be defending my title for the second time,” Magdaleno said. “All the fans are going to see a great fight from Jessie Magdaleno. I’m going to do things the fans have never seen from me. I have a great undefeated opponent in front of me. Someone’s ‘0’ has got to go, but mine isn’t going anywhere.”

Dogboe (18-0, 12 KOs), a 2012 Olympian from Accra, Ghana, won the interim WBO junior featherweight title on Jan. 6 in Accra, thrilling the hometown fans with a fifth-round TKO of former world title challenger Cesar Juarez. A sweeping left hook knocked Juarez down, and referee Tony Weeks stopped the fight. Dogboe has won four of his last five fights by knockout.

Jennings and Dawejko will battle it out in classic neighborhood battle, the likes of which hasn’t been seen in Philadelphia in decades.

“In my opinion, Dawejko vs. Jennings is the biggest Philly vs. Philly fight in 36 years,” said Hall of Fame promoter J Russell Peltz, president of Peltz Boxing. “I have to go all the way back to 1982 when Jeff Chandler defended his WBA world bantamweight title against former high school classmate Johnny Carter in a nationally televised fight from Pennsylvania Hall at the Civic Center. There have been other outstanding all-Philly fights since then, but they pale in comparison to Dawejko vs. Jennings.  Plus, Dawejko beat Jennings in the amateurs, and that’s just one of several subplots in this matchup.”

“I’m very excited for this all-Philly battle, to get the opportunity to put on for my city,” Jennings said. “Hopefully, when this is a success, we’ll be able to bring boxing to the city on an even bigger scale. After I beat Joey Dawejko, I hope to one day fight for, and defend, the heavyweight title in Philadelphia.”

The rivals have come a long way since their amateur days when Dawejko defeated Jennings in Jennings’ third amateur fight.

“The judges said he won, but I really won,” Jennings said.

As for Dawejko, he remembers things differently.

“It was the last fight of my amateur career, and I know he felt he won,” Dawejko said. “I already knew I was turning pro.  I didn’t care about the fight, and it was an easy win.  If he feels he got hosed in our amateur fight, I’m gonna down that motherfu**er in our pro fight.”

Jennings (22-2, 13 KOs), born in North Philadelphia, didn’t start boxing until December 2008, when he was 24 years old. His amateur career spanned only 17 fights, but he found success rather quickly as a pro. He won his first 19 bouts before challenging heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko on April 25, 2015, at Madison Square Garden. Jennings gave Klitschko one of the toughest tests of his championship reign, ultimately dropping a unanimous decision. Following a seventh-round TKO loss to Luis Ortiz on Dec. 19, 2015, Jennings took a 20-month sabbatical from the ring. He signed with Top Rank and has won two fights in a row. In his last bout, on Feb. 16 in Reno, Nev., Jennings knocked down Akhror Muralimov five times en route to a third-round stoppage.

Dawejko (19-4-4, 11 KOs) is riding a seven-fight unbeaten streak dating back to May 8, 2015, when he lost a unanimous decision to Amir Mansour. He is no stranger to Philadelphia crowds, having fought there 10 times as a pro. In his last bout, on Dec. 1, he beat the previously undefeated Kelvin Nunez via eight-round decision to win the vacant WBC FECARBOX belt.

Hart (23-1, 19 KOs) is a former amateur standout, winning the 2011 National Golden Gloves and U.S. National championships at 165 pounds. A 2012 U.S. Olympic alternate, Hart turned pro in 2012 and won his first 22 bouts prior to challenging Gilberto Ramirez for the WBO super middleweight title on Sept. 22, 2017. He fought valiantly that night, ultimately dropping a close unanimous decision. Hart last fought on the Ramirez-Habib Ahmed undercard on Feb. 3, knocking out Thomas Awimbono in the opening round. Against Nicholson (18-2, 17 KOs), he is facing one of the division’s most fearsome punchers.

Hart is trained by his father, Philadelphia boxing legend Eugene ‘Cyclone’ Hart.

“I’m very excited to fight in front of my hometown people,” Hart said. “My dad will definitely be there, and even more exciting is my daughter, Halo, will be there. She hasn’t been to a fight since 2014, so this night will be extra special.”

Nicholson, a native of Laurel, Md., turned pro in 2013 after going 110-15 in the amateur ranks. Two fights ago, on June 9, 2017, he dropped a hotly contested eight-round split decision to the undefeated Steve Rolls but rebounded with a second-round stoppage of Josue Obando on Aug. 25. Nicholson has 10 first-round knockouts on his ledger and hopes to bring that power to the ring against Hart, the WBO’s top contender.

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Pumas UNAM y Monarcas Morelia

Mar 22, 2018

 Pumas UNAM y Monarcas Morelia atenderán a los medios de comunicación en conferencia de prensa y almuerzo con los equipos el viernes, 23 de marzo en el StubHub Center

 

Pumas y Morelia se enfrentarán en el StubHub Center el sábado, 24 de marzo; Boletos para el partido entre los clubes mexicanos están disponibles a través axs.com, stubhubcenter.com o en las taquillas del StubHub Center

 

LOS ANGELES (Jueves, 22 de marzo, 2018) – Pumas UNAM y Monarcas Morelia atenderán a los medios de comunicación en conferencia de prensa y almuerzo con los equipos el viernes, 23 de marzo a las 11:30 a.m. PT en el American Express Stadium Club del StubHub Center.

El siete veces campeón de la Liga MX Pumas UNAM y Monarcas Morelia se enfrentarán en el StubHub Center en el titulado Duelo de Titanes el sábado, 24 de marzo a las 7 p.m. PT, presentado en conjunto con Entravision Radio Tricolor, La Suavecita y ESPN Deportes radio.

 

Boletos para el partido, los cuales comienzan a tan solo $32, están disponibles a través de axs.com, stubhubcenter.com o en las taquillas del StubHub Center (abiertas de lunes a viernes de 11 a.m. a 5 p.m. PT).

 

Pumas, quien cuenta con jugadores como Nicolás Castillo, Erick “Cubo” Torres (ex jugador del Houston Dynamo) y Matías Alustiza, enfrentarán al líder de goleo de la Liga MX Raúl Ruidíaz, a Sebastián Sosa, Gabriel Achilier y Rodolfo Vilchis del Monarcas Morelia.

 

ACERCA DE STUBHUB CENTER

StubHub Center es la casa de la competencia e instalaciones de entrenamiento de clase mundial del sur de California para los atletas amateur, olímpicos, universitarios y profesionales. Administrado por AEG Facilities, la instalación de $150 millones de dólares con financiación privada fue desarrollada por AEG en un sitio de 125 acres en las instalaciones de California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) en Carson, California. StubHub Center cuenta con un estadio de tenis para 8,000 personas, un estadio de 27,167 asientos para el fútbol, futbol americano y otras competiciones de atletismo y conciertos al aire libre; una instalación de atletismo con 2,000 asientos con pista de atletismo y un velódromo bajo techo que cuenta con 2,450 asientos – el VELO Sports Center – de ciclismo en pista. StubHub Center es la casa del cinco veces campeón de la Copa MLS LA Galaxy. StubHub Center es también el hogar del centro de alto rendimiento de la United States Tennis Association (USTA), la sede principal de entrenamiento de la U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) y de EXOS, un centro internacional de formación para los deportistas de élite y atletas profesionales. Para obtener información adicional por favor visite www.stubhubcenter.com.

 

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David Benavidez and Jose Benavidez confirmed for Box Fan Expo May 5 in Las Vegas

Mar 22, 2018
WBC WORLD CHAMPION DAVID BENAVIDEZ AND FORMER WBA WORLD CHAMPION JOSÉ BENAVIDEZ CONFIRMED FOR FOURTH EDITION OF BOX FAN EXPO TAKING PLACE ON CINCO DE MAYO WEEKEND, SATURDAY MAY 5, IN LAS VEGAS
Box Fan Expo is the ultimate fan experience event that gives boxing fans the opportunity to meet-and-greet top fighters, current and former world champions, boxing celebrities and industry people in an up-close personal setting.
Tickets On-Sale Now at EventBrite
Las Vegas (March 22, 2018) – Current WBC Super middleweight champion David Benavidez and former WBA Lightweight Champion José Benavidez will appear, have a booth, and hold a Meet & Greet with their fans at the Box Fan Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center Saturday May 5, 2018 from 10am to 5pm, during Cinco De Mayo fight weekend.
Team Benavidez, David and José will appear for the first time at this year’s Expo, where they will be signing gloves, photos and have merchandise for fans to enjoy. Boxing fans will also have a great opportunity to take pictures with these two brothers and rising boxing stars. Fans will also have an opportunity to meet their father and one of the best trainers in boxing, José Benavidez sr.
About David Benavidez
David Benavidez is a Mexican-American professional boxer. He has held the WBC Super middleweight title since September 8, 2017 by defeating Ronald Gavril in Las Vegas. David also became the youngest champion in Super middleweight history at the age of 20. He is trained by his Father José Benavidez sr., and he’s also the brother of former world lightweight WBA champion and current top welterweight champion José Benavidez.
About José Benavidez
José Luis Benavidez is a Mexican-American professional boxer and the former WBA lightweight champion. He is currently undefeated with a record of 25 wins and presently competing at the welterweight division. He is the son of boxing trainer José Benavidez Sr. of Arcelia, Guerrero, Mexico, and the Brother of current WBC Super Middleweight Champion David Benavidez. In the late summer of 2016, José was shot in the leg by an unknown assailant while walking his dog in Arizona. The severity of the injuries sustained to his leg left doubt on his professional career. But José was determined to come back stronger than ever. After a rigorous 2 years of rehabilitation of hard work at the gym, José is back and presently a top contender in the Welterweight division.

David and José joins, Zab Judah, Shannon Briggs, Badou Jack, Kelly Pavlik, Erik Morales and Fernando Vargas among early commitments to this year’s Box Fan Expo.

Box Fan Expo has been a huge success with fans and boxing industry people. Many boxing stars have attended the last three Expos such as Floyd Mayweather, Mike Tyson, Roberto Duran, Tommy Hearns, Marco Antonio Barrera, Roy Jones Jr., Marcos Maidana, Sergio Martinez, Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia, Tim Bradley, Deontay Wilder, Amir Khan, Shawn Porter, Fernando Vargas, Zab Judah, James Toney, Vinny Pazienza, Mikey Garcia , Mia St.Johns, Leo Santa Cruz, Badou Jack, Terry Norris , Riddick Bowe , Earnie Shavers, Leon Spinks, Danny Jacobs, Abner Mares, Jorge Linares, Brandon Rios and many more…

Exhibitors such as boxing gear, apparel, new equipments, energy drinks, alcohol, supplement products, broadcasting media, sanctioning bodies and other companies who wish to participate will once again have a chance to showcase their brand to fans, media and the boxing industry.
Tickets to the Box Fan Expo are available online at:
https://boxfanexpo.eventbrite.com
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LMP muda su sede a Jalisco

Mar 22, 2018

LMP muda su sede a Jalisco

Durante la reunión celebrada este miércoles en Hermosillo, Sonora se anunció de manera oficial el cambio de sede de la Liga Mexicana del Pacífico, dando paso a Guadalajara, Jalisco como la ciudad donde se establecerán las oficinas de la liga en los próximos meses.

El presidente de la LMP, Lic. Omar Canizales Soto, señaló en conferencia de prensa: “La Asamblea de Presidentes, donde estuvieron representados los 8 equipos, acordó una determinación muy importante, hacer un movimiento de la sede de la Liga Mexicana del Pacífico a la ciudad de Guadalajara”.

Con el objetivo de tener mayor cercanía con diferentes actores del medio, con medios de comunicación nacionales, con los diferentes socios comerciales, así como una mayor presencia en el centro del país, pero con la seguridad de que vamos a seguir atendiendo con toda propiedad, como lo hemos venido haciendo históricamente, al noroeste de México, zona en donde se concentra el núcleo de nuestros aficionados”.

Continuó: “Estamos en un proceso de transición que quizá nos lleve algunos meses en concretarlo, pero estamos en la búsqueda de una mayor productividad, de una mayor presencia y en aras de ir construyendo una liga todavía más sólida de lo que hasta el momento hemos logrado construir”.

Uno de los atractivos de la próxima temporada será la inauguración de dos nuevos estadios en Mazatlán y Los Mochis, quienes recibirán la temporada 2018-2019 con nueva fisonomía.

En su oportunidad el Ing. Joaquín Vega Inzunza, Presidente del Club Cañeros de Los Mochis comentó: “Es un paso muy importante, se está dando de manera simultánea en Sinaloa con la construcción de los dos estadios, recordar que es un recurso público de parte del gobierno del estado en ambos casos”.

“La principal atracción deportiva y como espectáculo en nuestro estado sigue siendo el béisbol, es una gran oportunidad para nosotros, para la liga y para los otros clubes que en su momento remodelaron sus estadios, de poder enriquecer la experiencia para el aficionado, más rentable para el patrocinador y tener mucho más seguridad para el jugador y el aficionado, es

un paso muy importante que además, ya se requería, para poder seguir soportando el ritmo y crecimiento de la liga era fundamental” señaló el directivo esmeralda.

José Antonio Toledo, Presidente Ejecutivo de los Venados de Mazatlán señaló: “La expectativa es muy grande, es un esfuerzo muy importante que está haciendo el gobernador Quirino Ordaz para hacer los dos estadios al mismo tiempo, para elevar el nivel de la liga era importante dar este paso”.

Hay mucha expectativa y lo hemos visto desde que lanzamos la venta de abonados, estamos viendo como los aficionados están adquiriendo sus butacas de manera entusiasta”.

Por su parte, el presidente de los Águilas de Mexicali, Dio Alberto Murillo en su intervención comentó: “Yo creo que todo esto aporta a vivir, convivir y disfrutar un mejor espectáculo, es un gran avance este trabajo que se ha hecho en cada uno de los estadios, ha sido algo maravilloso gracias a que todos los factores se han conjuntado y mientras sigamos en ese carril, estaremos ofreciendo un espectáculo mejor”.

En la asamblea se analizó además, el tema del calendario de juegos, mismo que se seguirá trabajando en los detalles, la jornada inaugural de manera tentativa será el viernes 12 de octubre en la casa de los campeones Tomateros de Culiacán, quienes tendrán el evento de la Cena de Campeones el 9 de octubre.

Para el 18, 19 y 20 de abril se aprobó la celebración del MerCom, evento donde los ejecutivos de Mercadotecnia y Comunicación de los equipos y la liga se reunirán para compartir experiencias exitosas que deberán aplicarse en la próxima temporada.

La Asamblea de Presidentes estuvo analizando todos los escenarios para la próxima temporada, el compromiso es conformar rosters de jugadores competitivos, equilibrados, capaces de mantener el espectáculo que se ofrece año con año, para ello se seguirá trabajando en las próximas semanas.

ASAMBLEAS:

  • 19 de Abril: Mazatlán, Sinaloa donde se verán avances del estadio.

  • 17 de Mayo: Obregón, Sonora.

  • 13 Junio: Guadalajara, Jalisco.

  • Julio: Hermosillo, fecha por definir ya que se celebrará el draft.

  • Agosto: Mexicali, B. C. (por definir).

  • 18 de Septiembre: Los Mochis, Sinaloa donde se verán avances del estadio.

  • 9 de Octubre: Culiacán, Sinaloa y esa noche se realizará la cena de campeones.

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RYAN GARCIA VS. FERNANDO VARGAS OFFICIAL WEIGHTS

Mar 22, 2018
RYAN GARCIA VS. FERNANDO VARGAS
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Indio, Calif.
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
Garcia vs. Vargas is a 10-round fight for the Junior NABF Featherweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The fights will take place on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Doors to the Special Events Center will open at 4:00 p.m. PT and the first fight begins at 4:15 pm PT. ESPN and ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT, and stream live on ESPN3 starting at 7:15 p.m. ET/4:15 p.m. PT.
Tickets for the event start at $25 and are available at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino box office by calling 1-800-827-2946, or by purchasing online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com and http://www.espn.com/boxing/; follow on Twitter @GoldenBoyBoxing, @OscarDeLaHoya, @ESPN, and @ESPNBoxeo; become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing; and follow on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing and @OscarDeLaHoya. Follow the conversation using #GBPonESPN.
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Los Rayados continuamos la preparación en el Clausura 2018

Mar 22, 2018

Jornada Rayada: No paramos

Regresamos a los entrenamientos.

La actividad no se detiene el el Club y los Rayados continuamos la preparación en el Clausura 2018.

Esta mañana regresamos a los Entrenamientos en el Centro de Entrenamiento BBVA Bancomer El Barrial en donde nos preparamos previo a la actividad que tendremos en el Tour Socio MX en la ciudad de San Antonio, Texas, en donde enfrentaremos a Cruz Azul.

El trabajo de este día consistió en reforzar músculos y ligamentos, recuperar potencia y velocidad así como trabajo táctico y de futbol.

Los dirigidos por Antonio Mohamed participarán en la justa este fin de semana de Fecha FIFA para no perder ritmo y llegar con la mejor preparación a la jornada 13 de la Liga Bancomer MX.

CORTESIA; CLUB MONTERREY

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