Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 5720 Rampart Street

Apr 15, 2019
Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 5720 Rampart Street
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the shooting of a juvenile male at 5720 Rampart Street about 9:20 p.m. on Saturday (April 13).  

The suspect, Phillip Kelley (b/m, 27), is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and felon in possession of a weapon in the 232nd State District Court. 

A booking photo of Kelley, with injuries sustained in an altercation with bystanders in the incident, is attached to this news release.    

The shooting victim, 16, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.  

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives C. Bowling and L. Kauffman reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a verbal altercation that later became a shooting at an apartment complex at the above address.  A preliminary investigation determined Kelley argued with a female and struck her several times.  Tenants of the apartment complex, as well as a security guard, attempted to break up the fight and told Kelley to leave.  Kelley, who was highly intoxicated, took offense to the witnesses’ intervention, verbally berated them and followed them back to their apartment unit. 

Several male bystanders attempted to escort Kelley out of the complex gate, at which time Kelley pulled out a pistol from his pocket and fired several shots at the group of bystanders.  One male (victim) was struck in the mouth.  The remaining bystanders then disarmed Kelley and fought and subdued him him until HPD officers arrived. 

Paramedics transported Kelley and the victim to separate hospitals in stable condition.  Kelley was subsequently released from the hospital and charged in the incident.  
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Suspect, Arrested, Charged in Shooting Incident at 2600 Alabama

Apr 15, 2019

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in an incident in which a Houston police officer discharged a weapon at 2600 Alabama Street about 10:15 a.m. on Saturday (April 13).  

The suspect, Shelldrix Middleton (b/m, 17), is charged with one count of unlawful carrying of a weapon and one count of evading arrest.  The charges are filed in Harris County Criminal Court #1.  A booking photo of Middleton is attached to this news release.  

Sergeant J. Sneed, who discharged his duty weapon, was not injured in the incident.  Sergeant Sneed was sworn in as an HPD officer in November 2006 and is assigned to the Gang Division Crime Reduction Unit.  

HPD Special Investigations Unit Detectives R. De LaRosa, M. Rodriguez and J. Villareal reported:  

Sergeant Sneed and his partner were conducting an investigation in an area near the above address known for narcotics activity and saw a male leaning against the driver’s side door of a red vehicle in the parking lot of a food store.  Believing him to be engaged in narcotics activity, officers exited their patrol vehicle and approached him.   The suspect began to walk away from the officers, then took off running.  One officer pursued the suspect on foot while Sgt. Sneed got back into his patrol vehicle and attempted to catch up to the suspect.  

The suspect ran west and into a vacant lot in the 2600 block of Alabama.  At that time, Sgt. Sneed saw the suspect was armed with a gun and running toward the officer pursuing on foot.  Fearing the suspect was going to shoot the officer, Sgt. Sneed discharged his duty weapon at the suspect and struck him in the leg.  Paramedics transported the suspect to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was treated and released.  No officers were injured.  The suspect’s weapon was recovered at the scene.  

As is customary in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents in the city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Homicide Division Special Investigations Unit, the Internal Affairs Division and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.  

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Apr 15, 2019

Con una anotación de Rodolfo Pizarro y un triplete de Rogelio Funes Mori, los Rayados de Monterrey vencieron 4-0 al Club Santos Laguna en la Jornada 14 del Torneo Clausura 2019 de la Liga Bancomer MX, disputada en el Estadio BBVA Bancomer

Con gran visión de campo, Avilés Hurtado hizo un cambio de juego desde el centro de la cancha hacia la banda derecha, en donde estaba Miguel Layún sin marca. El seleccionado mexicano condujo el balón hasta línea de meta y mandó un centro raso. Rodolfo Pizarro se anticipó a la marca de Matheus Doria y, de primera, colocó el balón en el ángulo inferior de la portería de Jonathan Orozco.

Desde el inicio del segundo tiempo, los Rayados buscaron ampliar la ventaja. Al 48′, Rogelio Funes Mori abrió para Dorlan Pabon, quien se llenó el empeine y de primera sacó un riflazo que pasó rozando el poste de la portería de Carlos Acevedo.

Por su parte, Marcelo Barovero se hizo presente en el partido cuando, al minuto 50, Marlos Moreno lo encaró en un mano a mano, y el portero albiazul se estiró para desviar el balón.

61′ RAYADOS 2-0 SANTOS | Rogelio Funes Mori

¡Gran triangulación! Desde la banda derecha, Rodolfo Pizarro pasó el balón a Rogelio Funes Mori, quien abrió de primera para Avilés Hurtado. El colombiano penetró en el área rival. El defensa santista Hugo Nervo se barrió y Hurtado pasó el balón por entre sus piernas. Rogelio Funes Mori, atento a la jugada, conectó y mandó el balón al fondo de la portería.

77′ RAYADOS 3-0 SANTOS | Rogelio Funes Mori

Avilés Hurtado hizo una descolgada por la banda izquierda y mandó un centro a ras del césped con efecto hacia adentro. Rogelio Funes Mori definió de primera con un tiro pegado al poste, imposible para Acevedo.

Al minuto 81, Avilés Hurtado entró con peligrosidad al área rival. Matheus Doria hizo una carga sobre Avilés Hurtado que el árbitro central juzgó como penal. Sin embargo, luego de revisar el VAR, ractificó y no sancionó la pena máxima.

88′ RAYADOS 4-0 SANTOS | Rogelio Funes Mori

El delantero argentino picó hacia el área y recibió el balón. Recortó al defensa Hugo Nervoy con un disparo colocado con la pierna derecha venció a Acevedo. ¡Hat-trick! Y con este gol, se coloca como el tercer goleador histórico de Rayados.

Con este resultado, los Rayados de Monterrey llegan a 26 puntos y se colocan en el tercer lugar de la Liga Bancomer MX. El próximo viernes 19 visitarán al Veracruz dentro de la Jornada 15 de la Liga Bancomer MX. 

Alineación Rayados: Marcelo Barovero, Stefan Medina, Miguel Layún, Nicolás Sánchez, Carlos Rodríguez, Jesús Gallardo, Celso Ortíz (Eric Cantú, 45′), Rodolfo Pizarro, Avilés Hurtado, Dorlan Pabon (Maximiliano Meza, 79′) y Rogelio Funes Mori. DT Diego Alonso.

Alineación Santos: Jonathan Orozco (Carlos Acevedo, 37′), José Abella, Hugo Nervo, Gerardo Arteaga, Matheus Doria, Diego Valdés (Deinner Quiñones, 60′), Marlos Moreno (Carlos Orrantia, 71′), Brian Lozano, José Vázquez, Marcelo Correa y Julio Furch. DT Rubén Duarte.

23′ | Rayados 1-0 Santos | Rodolfo Pizarro
61′ | Rayados 2-0 Santos | Rogelio Funes Mori
77′ | Rayados 3-0 Santos | Rogelio Funes Mori
88′ | Rayados 4-0 Santos | Rogelio Funes Mori 

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France crowned first-ever FIFA eNations Cup champions

Apr 15, 2019
• France beat Argentina to win inaugural FIFA eNations Cup title 
• eFootball teams from 20 member associations from six confederations compete in first-ever FIFA eNations Cup 
• Qualification for FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 later this year enters final phase
London; 14 April 2019: France were crowned the first-ever FIFA eNations Cup champions today after a dramatic victory in the final against Argentina. Following a weekend of excitement, tension and drama that saw eFootball teams from 20 member associations and six confederations battle it out, France secured their place in eFootball history to become the first-ever FIFA eNations Cup champions, winning the USD 40,000 top prize and 1,500 EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series Points.The team of France comprised of world number 6 on PS4, Corentin ‘MAESTRO’ Thullier, and world number 5 on Xbox, Lucas ‘DaXe’ Cuillerier.Following the victory alongside his team-mate, Corentin ‘MAESTRO’ Thullier from France said:“Becoming the FIFA eNations Cup champion is amazing. I can’t believe it. Winning the FIFA eNations Cup for your country and becoming the first-ever champion is an absolutely incredible feeling. Both DaXe and I had some really tough matches over the two days so to come away as champions and the title of the best eFootball nation in the world is really special.” The crowning of the first-ever FIFA eNations Cup champion capped an exciting two days of competition between 20 of the world’s best eFootball nations at the FIFA eNations Cup, which also provided member associations with the opportunity to run a national selection process to identify the two best eFootball players in their respective country.Christian Volk, Director of eFootball and Gaming at FIFA, said:“As part of continued professionalisation of eFootball, the FIFA eNations Cup has presented an important stepping stone to further grow the eFootball ecosystem, offering member associations with the chance to run their own national selection process and qualifying events.“As the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup enters its final stage, we look forward to an exciting conclusion to the EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series as eFootball continues to experience unprecedented interest and engage with new audiences around the world.”
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Apr 15, 2019


(ABOVE: Jaime Munguia celebrates his majority decision win against Dennis Hogan at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico after a tough battle that was streamed live on DAZN)

PhotosPhotos by Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

MONTERREY, MEXICO (April 13, 2019):Jaime Munguia (33-0, 26 KOs) retained his WBO Junior Middleweight World Championagainst mandatory challenger Dennis “Hurricane” Hogan (28-2-1, 7 KOs) via 12-round majority decision victory in front of a packed house of fans at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. One judge scored the fight a 114-114 draw, while two judges saw Munguia winning the fight with scores of 115-113 and 116-112. The battle was streamed live exclusively on DAZN. “Truthfully, as the round was coming to end, I thought it could be a draw,” said Jaime Munguia.“I decided to come out in the last round and give it my all for the victory, but truthfully it was difficult. I wanted to give the victory to my people. He would hit me in the head and then give me a low blow. He would also hold and not let me get in my rhythm. Either way, we must continue with our preparation. I learned a bit about getting frustrated from this fight and that was one of the problems. I also think I got a little bit tired. Trying to make 154 is having an effect on me. It could be my last fight at 154, but we have to talk about it with my promoter and we will see what happens.” “I knew I won the fight. I’m really disappointed to train as a hard as I did and for this to happen,” said Dennis Hogan. “We came here in good faith, and no disrespect to the people who scored it, but that decision shouldn’t go through. This is bad for boxing, bad for me, and a rematch is accepted right away, no questions asked. Yousaw the game plan. It was keep moving and land more shots. Every time I knew I was doing that. His power didn’t faze me at all because I’m moving, rolling with the punches, doing what I was doing. He’s a great fighter, but I could see it in his eyes he knew he was losing. At times he was acting desperate. I wasn’t even worried that much, no disrespect, but I could take his shots and I was landing more than him. Get CompuBox to properly count the punches. You’ll see I was winning that fight, I was so comfortable in there.” In the co-main event, the scheduled 10-round featherweight battle between Diego De La Hoya (21-0-0-1, 10 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico and Enrique Bernache (24-12-0-1, 12 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico ended in a no contest at 2:25 of the second round. The fight was stopped after a clash of heads caused a nasty cut on Bernache’s forehead. “I feel bad. I put all the sacrifice into camp and put all the effort into camp,” said Diego De La Hoya. “I feel very bad. I knew this would happen because of the head butt. I feel very bad. You know he came in with his head, and I didn’t feel it. We bumped heads, and he started bleeding a lot. So truthfully it didn’t bother me. I want to fight, and I want to fight again. I feel bad for all the people that came here. Things happen in boxing, but I just want to fight again!”Patrick Teixeira (29-1, 22 KOs) of Sao Paulo, Brasil retained his WBO Latino Junior Middleweight Title with a 10-round majority decision win against Enrique Bernache (24-12, 12 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico. The judges scored the fight 95-95, 96-94, and 96-94. “Lozano was difficult,” said Patrick Teixeira.“I was trying to keep my distance with jab, and many times I couldn’t keep the long distance. It was just difficult. Every time I tried to cut the distance he would come with an overhand and use his head, so I had to jump back.”  Munguia vs. Hogan was a 12-round fight for the WBO Junior Middleweight WorldTitle presented by Golden Boy in association with Zanfer Promotions. The event took place on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and was streamed live exclusively on DAZN.

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FIFA eNations Cup 2019: Day 1 Summary

Apr 15, 2019
FIFA eNations Cup 2019 – Day 1 Summary
• Inaugural FIFA eNations Cup under way in London
• Twenty countries across six confederations represented
• Drama, tension and excitement as teams go into the final day
Enticing match-ups, dramatic derbies and a plethora of goals – the eagerly-awaited FIFA eNations Cup™ 2019 got under way with a bang on Saturday as 20 countries from six confederations began their quest for global glory in London.READ MORE ON FIFA.COM>>>>Highlights – Day 1 (13 April)• Qualified teams – Argentina, Brazil
• Most goals – Mexico
• Fewest goals conceded – England, BrazilProvisional Schedule – Day 2 (14 April)The final round of the Group phase and the knockout stages of the FIFA eNations Cup takes place tomorrow, including the semi-final and final. A provisional schedule for Day 2 of the FIFA eNations Cup can be found below:• 0900-1040: Group A & C – Round 5 
• 1055-1220: Group B & D – Round 5 
• 1235-1400: Quarter-finals 
• 1415-1540: Semi-Final 1 
• 1540-1700: Semi-Final 2 
• 1800-1930: Final Showdown
All above times are local time in London. Media interested in the FIFA eNations Cup can follow the action via the live stream available across the following FIFA platforms:•
• Facebook
• Twitter
• YouTube
• Weibo
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Lomachenko Puts on a Show Versus Crolla

Apr 15, 2019

Easy Work: Lomachenko KOs Crolla

Gilberto Ramirez KOs Tommy Karpency in light heavyweight debut
Barboza stops Alvarado in the third

(Photo Credit: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)
LOS ANGELES (April 12, 2019) — Vasiliy Lomachenko once again staked his claim as the pound-for-pound king, knocking out mandatory challenger Anthony Crolla in four rounds to retain his WBA/WBO/Ring Magazine lightweight titles.

Crolla, the former WBA lightweight champion, was game but never threatened Lomachenko. After tough battles against Jorge Linares and Jose Pedraza in 2018, he had an easier night at the office to begin his 2019 campaign.
 “I want to fight with Mikey Garcia, but we’ll see. I don’t know,” Lomachenko said. “I stay at 135 as long as it’s possible, and I want to unify all {the} titles.”

Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KOs) scored a knockdown at the end of the third round when referee Pat Russell ruled the ropes held Crolla up.

In the fourth, Loma came out on the attack, knocking Crolla (34-7-3, 13 KOs) back to the ropes. Then, it happened. A right hook to the top of Crolla’s head put him down and out.

Ramirez makes grand light heavyweight debut

After a career spent at super middleweight, and five successful title defenses, Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (40-0, 26 KOs) made a statement-making light heavyweight debut, stopping former world title challenger Tommy Karpency (29-7-1, 18 KOs) in four rounds.

Karpency elected to stay on his stool after the fourth round, as he suffered a rib injury in the opening round.

As for Ramirez, it remains to be seen whether he stays at light heavyweight or moves back down to defend his title again.

“I feel more comfortable at 175 pounds than 168,” Ramirez said. “I’m looking for all the champions at 175. I want to be a pound-for-pound fighter.

“I struggled making 168 for a very long time. We’ll see what’s next, but my body felt great at 175. My new head trainer, Julian Chua, did an excellent job preparing me for this fight. Karpency was a tough guy.”

Barboza KOs Alvarado in 3

Arnold Barboza Jr., the local product from South El Monte, had the Staples Center crowd on his side. He sent the partisan fans home happy, knocking out former world champion Mike Alvarado (40-5, 28 KOs) in the third round.

Barboza (21-0, 8 KOs) knocked Alvarado down with a right hand. Alvarado stumbled to his feet, but he rose on wobbly legs, forcing the referee to stop the fight.

“That was a good fight, and now I want Jose Ramirez.  I want Maurice Hooker,” Barboza said. “That’s what I want in my future. Alvarado is a tough guy, and I stopped him in three rounds. Hopefully, this performance will catapult me to a world title opportunity. To perform like I did in front of my hometown fans, it doesn’t get better than that.”

Said Alvarado: “He caught me with a clean, surprising shot. He just caught me. It’s boxing. Some just sneak in and do the job, you know?”

In other action:

USBA welterweight champion and WBA No 1 contender Alexander Besputin (13-0, 9 KOs) moved closer to a world title shot with a dominant 10-round decision over Alfredo Blanco (20-8, 11 KOs).

He said the contender stage of his career is over.

“He had a very uncomfortable, awkward style, which made it difficult for me to find my rhythm,” Besputin said. “Most importantly, I got the win, and we can move on to bigger fights. I am a top contender now, and I am ready to fight for a world title next. Bob Arum says I can beat the top welterweights, and I know I can.”

Janibek Alimkhanuly (6-0, 2 KOs), a former amateur standout for his native Kazakhstan, passed the toughest test of his career with a 10-round unanimous decision (100-90 2X and 99-91) over Cristian Olivas (16-5, 13 KOs).  Alimkhanuly picked up the WBC Continental Americas and WBO Global middleweight belt, as he outworked Olivas to cruise to victory.”I hurt my right shoulder in the fight, but I got valuable experience,” Alimkhanuly said. “It’s exactly what I needed.”

It was a short night at the office for Italian heavyweight Guido Vianello (3-0, 3 KOs), who knocked out Lawrence Gabriel (3-2-1, 2 KOs) at 49 seconds of the opening round. Vianello represented his homeland at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

“I believe this was my strongest performance to date, and I’m only going to get better and better,” Vianello said. “My power is improving with every fight.”

Ruben Rodriguez (6-0, 2 KOs) maintained his unbeaten record with a four-round majority decision (38-38, 39-37 and 40-36) over the battle-tested veteran Ramel Snegur (3-4-1, 2 KOs).

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Terence Crawford-Amir Khan Top Rank onESPN

Apr 15, 2019

April 20: Terence Crawford-Amir Khan Top Rank on
ESPN Pay-Per-View Details Revealed

Crawford to defend welterweight title versus Khan at Madison Square Garden 
Suggested retail price: $59.95 (SD) or $69.95 (HD) 
Broadcast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

The undefeated pound-for-pound king, three-division world champion and reigning WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford will headline the inaugural Top Rank on ESPN pay-per-view broadcast against former unified super lightweight world champion Amir “King” Khan Saturday, April 20 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from Madison Square Garden.

Crawford vs. Khan will be available via all major cable and satellite providers with a suggested retail price of $59.95 (SD) or $69.95 (HD). 

All undercard bouts will air live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, beginning at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.

Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs), the fighting pride of Omaha, Nebraska, unified all four super lightweight titles in August 2017 and moved up to the welterweight division intent on doing the same. In June 2018, he won the WBO welterweight title with a dominant ninth-round stoppage over Manny Pacquiao conqueror Jeff “The Hornet” Horn. Four months later, in front of a packed hometown house at the CHI Health Center Omaha, he stopped bitter rival Jose Benavidez Jr. in the 12th round.

Khan (33-4, 20 KOs), who captured an Olympic silver medal in 2004 for Great Britain at the age of 17, has long been one of boxing’s most captivating performers. He won his first world title in 2009 and has victories over Marco Antonio Barrera, Zab Judah, Marcos Maidana, Paulie Malignaggi, Luis Collazo and Devon Alexander. He is undefeated as a welterweight and is once again attempting to prove his greatness against boxing’s best.

In other action on the pay-per-view broadcast:

•    Lightweight sensation Teofimo Lopez (12-0, 10 KOs) will face former world title challenger and two-time European lightweight champion Edis Tatli (31-2, 10 KOs) in a 12-round co-feature. Lopez is ranked in the top five by all four major sanctioning organizations and is coming off a savage seventh-round knockout over Diego Magdaleno.

•    In the other co-feature attraction, Shakur Stevenson (10-0, 6 KOs), the 21-year-old featherweight phenom who earned a silver medal for the United States at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will face former world title challenger Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz (24-1, 16 KOs) in a 10-rounder.

•    Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (24-1, 16 KOs), one of Puerto Rico’s most popular fistic attractions, will fight former interim world champion Bryan Vasquez (37-3, 20 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight duel with potential world title implications.

CRAWFORD vs. KHAN is a 12-round fight for the WBO welterweight championship of the world, presented by Top Rank in association with Matchroom Boxing and Khan Promotions. The event is sponsored by Geico. CRAWFORD vs. KHAN will take place Saturday, April 20, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT at Madison Square Garden, and will be produced by Top Rank and ESPN and distributed live by ESPN Pay-Per-View.

Tickets for this world championship event priced at $606, $406, $306, $206, $106, $81, and $56 (including facility fees) can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at or

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Apr 15, 2019


Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs), WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion, hosted an international media conference call today to discuss his upcoming 12-round unification fight against IBF Middleweight World Champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs). Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy, along with Jose “Chepo” Reynoso and Eddy Reynoso, also participated on the call. The event will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
Below is what today’s participants had to say on the call: OSCAR DE LA HOYA: Thank you very much. Hello all, and thank you for dialing in for the Canelo Alvarez international media conference call. On May 4th Canelo Alvarez will take a step closer to becoming undisputed champion as he defends his WBC, WBA, and Lineal championships, and the Ring Magazine middleweight world titles in a 12-round unification course fight against IBF word champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs, who has an outstanding record of 35 and 2 and 29 knockouts.

This event will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas where Canelo Alvarez has introduced this arena to the boxing world. He will now be making his fifth appearance there before yet another packed house. Tickets for this event are running out fast. You can get your tickets at or This champion-versus-champion event will be streamed exclusively live on The Zone DAZN sports streaming platform blowing up the fight game. I want to thank our partners at DAZN for providing us at Golden Boy with the best platform in boxing.

I also want to thank our sponsors Tecate, the official beer of boxing, and Hennessy, Never stop, never settle, for their continued support.

We will now introduce today’s participants before we open it up for Q and A for the media. So first off, let me introduce to you the head trainer and manager of Canelo Alvarez. This man is also showing his capabilities as a great trainer with one of our rising stars, Ryan Garcia, and he is a potential training of the year.

He has done outstanding work with Canelo Alvarez over the years. We have all seen his amazing progression. Every fight Canelo goes out he’s only getting better, and that’s because of this trainer. I will now introduce to you, Eddy Reynoso.

EDDY REYNOSO: (Through translation.) First of all, thank you to everyone. Good morning, and thank you for all that are attending this call. We’re working just as hard as always. We know what we have in front of us. We have a tremendous champion, talented fighter, but we are working very hard, as we always do, to come out with our hand raised at the end of the night.

OSCAR DE LA HOYA: Thank you, Eddy. Next up, you know him as Chepo, Jose Chepo Reynoso, the trainer and also manager of Canelo Alvarez. He’s been with Canelo practically all his life. Again, we’ve seen the process that Canelo has made, and only getting better. Without any further ado, Jose Chepo Reynoso.

JOSE REYNOSO: (Through translation.) Good morning everyone. We’re very happily working, working hard to once again give the fans the best. You have two of the best fighters, “the” two best fighters in the division. We’re optimistic. We know what we have in front of us, a very difficult tasks, but very confident with the work we’re going to put in to give the fans a great fight on May 4th.

OSCAR DE LA HOYA: And now I would like to introduce to you the WBC, WBA, Lineal, and Ring Magazine middleweight world champion, Canelo Alvarez.


CANELO ALVAREZ: Good morning to everyone. Very, very happy to be here and participate in this call. More than ready. More than ready to answer any questions that are asked.

OSCAR DE LA HOYA: Gracias. Now we will open it up for Q and A. Thank you very much.Q. Hello everybody. Canelo, my question for you is this: You do have a common opponent with Danny in that Gennady Golovkin gave him a very he tough close fight. A lot people thought he may have won the fight when they boxed in 2017. Wondered if you ever watched that fight and what your take was on that fight and if you put anything into your mind into that as far as how you prepare your game plan to fight against Daniel Jacobs?CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) Yes, obviously I seen the fight. I’ve seen the fight. Not only this fight, we watch other fights to see if there is a variety, a change in different styles, how he adapts to different opponents. Based on that, we work on our strategy and prepare for what’s coming on fight night, whatever he can bring and the changes he might make.

Q. Canelo, do you think he defeated Golovkin? A lot of people think he should have gotten his hand raised that night.
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) Yes, I mean, the fight was close. Could have been to anyone. For me personally, boxing is an appreciation. For me, Jacobs won the fight.

Q. Is your goal then with a victory against Danny on May 4th to fight Triple G a third time this coming fall? That’s a fight a lot of people talk about for you two guys later this year.
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) First things first. We have a tough, difficult fight ahead of us. As a team, we have a goal. The objective of this year so to win all the belts. If Golovkin has a belt, then yes. Why not? We’ve given the fans two beautiful, great fights. Why not a third?

Q. (Through translation.) How do you visualize the fight against Jacobs? How do you see it playing out?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) It’s going to be a very difficult fight, especially in the first few rounds. Until the moment that I start adapting and imposing my style it will be a difficult fight because of his style.

Q. (Through translation.) Second question is what is it that most catches your eye? What is it you most see from Jacobs?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) He’s an opponent that is very complete. He knows how to obviously change guards from south paw to orthodox. He knows how to move in the ring. Very difficult.
We know the risk of this fight, and it is a high-risk fight. A fighter of my experience, of my level, has to adapt and know how to adapt to all the levels. That’s what we’re preparing for. We’re working very hard to prepare and come out with the victory.

Q. Thank you for taking the time to talk today. There isn’t a war of the words between you and Jacobs as there was with Triple G. Do you think there is an added respect between you and Jacobs that there weren’t between and you Gennady Golovkin?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) No. You guys know me. I mean, it’s never been in my character, my trait, to be offending fighters, talking bad about them. What happened in the Golovkin fight was a reaction to everything they said and they did, and they talked about me.

This particular case the fans know we’re both going to go in that ring, give it 100%, gave it our all, and provide a great fight.

Q. Do you feel an added sense of energy or enthusiasm fighting on Cinco de Mayo weekend? Does it impact your performance at all?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) It’s like all fights. Yes, obviously fighting on these important dates for my country, you know, May and September are very important for me. They motivate me. That are like all my fights. I love boxing and what I do, and that motivates me in all my fights.

Q. My first question would be is there anybody that you fought that’s similar to Jacobs style in terms of just the total package that he brings? I know when you fought Lora and Floyd they were both pretty good boxers, but they didn’t have the power he had. Gennady Golovkin was a really good power fighter, but didn’t have the same agile as Jacobs does. Is there anybody you’ve fought that has the same boxing ability and punching power that he has?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) No, I believe Jacobs has a unique style because he’s a very complete fighter. He can box, punch; he’s tall, agile. I fought all the styles out there, and I believe at my level with my experience, you put it all together, no matter what’s in front of me, I can adapt and overcome.

Q. Does it bother you that people keep asking Jacobs does he have to take the judges out of it, does he need to knock you out? Does it bother that so many people feel that you’ve gotten a few favorable decisions, or do you not think about that at all?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) No, I don’t think about it. Doesn’t bother me. Look, people are always going to have their opinions and think and criticize, but that’s part of it. That’s part of the game.

Q. And last thing just wanted to ask is it’s obviously a big fight. There is obviously no looking past Jacobs at all. You’ve all said you want to unify the titles, and Gennady Golovkin wants a third fight. There are always rumors that that’s the fight that’s going to be lined up in September. If it was up to you, assume you get past this fight, would you want to fight with Gennady Golovkin knowing how great both fights were, or would you be more interested in fighting somebody that still has his title? Which ones would you kind of prefer?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) Look, the objective this year is to win all titles. My goal this year is to have all the belts. If Golovkin has a belt before the end of the year, then yes, we’ll gladly fight him. If he doesn’t, see where it falls later, how it plays out.

Right now my first objective, goal, is May 4th to pick up that belt.

Q. And my very, very last question is how is making weight? I know you just fought at 168. How is making weight for 160? Things been going smooth?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) Yeah, you know, that’s always part of the game. That’s always a sacrifice, is to make weight. Working hard the weight comes off, and that’s what we’re doing.

Q. (Through translation.) When you were a young kid maybe starting in the pros, a little boy coming into boxing, did you ever imagine winning one division, two divisions, three divisions, and now possibly winning four and becoming the first Mexican in history to become an undisputed middleweight champion or world champion?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) I’m going to explain the process. When I first started as a young kid boxing I always dreamed of becoming a world champion, and I had a great example in the gym, (indiscernible) who was a champion. Through that process, through that growth, as you learn with experience and see things, I started challenging myself more and saying, Why one championship? I can go on and win more.

I’m still growing and seeing this process, and that’s what motivates me, to continue writing history and to continue reaching those goals.

Q. Canelo, you have been a professional for many years, more than ten years, and you’ve achieved a lot of your goals. As you think about your place in boxing history, what kind of legacy do you want to leave for the sport? Do you think about this now that you are a very experienced professional, about this picture of history?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) I want to be remembered as one the greats in boxing, and that’s why I continue to work hard and continue taking on these type of fights, so I can continue writing history.

Q. If you could speak to yourself as a teenager, knowing what you know now, what would you tell that younger version of Canelo?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) I would tell him to continue with that motivation, that enthusiasm, that hard work, that discipline, and continue doing what he was doing. That’s how Chepo would always tell me and remind me: You’re going to make it to as far as you want to make it.

Q. Chepo, do you think Canelo has always listened to your advice and taken it well?
JOSE CHEPO REYNOSO: (Through translation.) Yes, definitely. He listened, but not only listened, would always put it in effect, whatever the advice was. That’s what made him who he is today. He wants to, and he said it. He wants to be remembered as one of the greatest that ever boxed. That’s why he continues to learn, listen, and put it to play.

Q. (Through translation.) Being Mexican, what does it mean to fight and continue this tradition of fighting on such an important date like May 5th weekend?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) No, for me it’s very important to fight and continue this tradition as a Mexican. As a team it’s important to be fighting on those two important dates like it is, May and September. You know, it’s a great responsibility that comes along with it, but it’s taken care of with the hard work that we put in.

OSCAR DE LA HOYA: Any further questions?

Q. Canelo, I just have one simple question to ask: You’ve been fighting now in major fights for quite a while, since pretty much the first big fight you had was against Floyd Mayweather. What was its most valuable lesson you’ve learned since the Mayweather fight?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) I’ve had many fights I’ve learned. Every fight. At different levels you learn something that, and that is where I am today because of all those fights. The experience I have today is because of fights in the past.

But it’s not only those fights. It’s the ones from here on out. In boxing you never stop learning. I continue to learn and I continue to put it into practice.

Q. (Through translation.) With what you mentioned about Jacobs being a complete fighter and with what you said your goals are this year of obtaining all the belts, would you consider this a most important fight to date and that a slip, a loss here can affect your legacy and where you want to be remembered as?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) Look, right now more than ever everybody wants to fight me, to beat me. Obviously that’s the biggest thing for them. They want to come and beat me.

We’re always exposed to that. In boxing anything can happen. That’s why today I train harder than ever, so that it doesn’t happen and we continue with victories and continue winning.

Q. (Through translation.) Out of all your fights, which one do you think has taught you the most and made you the fighter that you are today?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) Every single one. Every single one has taught me something, given me the experience, the maturity, and made me the fighter that I am today. I learned from every single fight.

Q. (Through translation.) WBC requires 30-day pre weigh-in. You’ve turned it in a lot lower than Jacobs. How do you analyze that he may have to lose it in a rapid pace? How do you see it?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) No, look, it’s a part of boxing. It’s always a sacrifice to lose weight. Some lose it gradually and some wait until the week, the day before. Everybody has their own way of losing the weight.

I don’t pay attention to that. Doesn’t bother me. We just make the weight at the fight.

Q. (Through translation.) You always set goals and are looking for new challenges. There has been talks that you are willing to go up to 175 and face the likes of Kovalev. How true is that?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) Yeah, everything is possible. Look, as a team we’ve always been a team to take on all challenges. That’s what motivates and drives me. But right now, the focus is 100% on May 4th and what I have in front of me at this time.

But the door is open. It’s open and it’s possible.

Q. (Through translation.) You’ve always talked about your team, Chepo and Eddy, your family, Golden Boy. What does it mean to you, your fans, all the support you have and all the love you have from your fans?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) I’m very grateful for all the support they’ve given me from the beginning of my career, from the start until where I am today. That’s why I continue giving this level of fights, so that I can leave a legacy for my family, my team, and also for them, all my fans that have supported me.

Q. Canelo, Daniel Jacobs has a weight advantage when he gets into the ring fighting middleweights. How much do you think it helped you fighting at super middleweight?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) No, I’m a fighter that’s very confident in my ability, what I can do, and I don’t really — that doesn’t bother me. I’ve faced the strongest fighters out there and I’m prepared for that and more. I’m an elite fighter that can adapt to that.

Q. One more question: Daniel Jacobs has fought well in a south paw stance, switched it up between orthodox and south paw. How much do you expect him to fight as south paw being they at times have given you some difficulty?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) No, south paws haven’t been complicated for me. I’m a fighter that can adapt to all styles and I have shown it. Jacobs switches and that’s an ability he has, but it’s impossible that he can be a better south paw than he’s going to be orthodox.

But that’s what we’re preparing for.

Q. First of all, I want to thank you very much for taking the time out. This press conference is greatly appreciated. Just really goes back to what everyone was stating in terms of your plans of getting all the belts. Is there a particular weight you would prefer to fight at, or is it whoever has a belt you’re just going to go out there and challenge them?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) No, it’s no secret that my ideal weight is 160 pounds, the middleweight division. Look, everybody knows I’ve always loved challenges, so if there’s challenges and title out there, and are titles out there, I’m open to it like I’ve shown in the past.

Q. My other question I have is once again, I’m sure you’re very tired of here about Triple G. Seems to be coming up a lot. With the controversy with the Triple G fights, do you feel that’s something that is always going to be mentioned with your legacy? Do you feel it’s unfair, and that you have had a great career and the Triple G fights keep coming up?
CANELO ALVAREZ: (Through translation.) No. It’s normal. It’s normal. Look, today we still talk about Leonard and Duran and Hagler and Leonard. They’re great fights. People are going to always talk about them.

Right now my objective is May 4th. That’s where my focus is. If a third fight happens, it’ll be better than the first two. Right now my concentration and focus is on May 4th.

OSCAR DE LA HOYA: Thank you very much to all the media. We greatly appreciate it. This concludes the international press conference call. Canelo vs. Jacobs is a 12-round fight for the WBC, WBA, Lineal, Ring Magazine and IBF Middleweight World Titles presented by Golden Boy in association with Matchroom Boxing. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The event will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.

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