Tigres es Campeón de la LIGA Bancomer MX

May 27, 2019

León 0–0 Tigres

Global: León 0-1 Tigres

20:00 horas

Estadio Nou Camp

Árbitro: César Arturo Ramos Palazuelos

Asistencia: 26,131 aficionados

Los Tigres de la UANL consiguieron el séptimo título de su historia tras superar a León, con global de 1-0, en la Gran Final del Torneo Clausura 2019 de la LIGA Bancomer MX.

La definición del Torneo Clausura 2019 se jugaba en el Estadio Nou Camp; León y Tigres afrontaban los últimos 90 minutos en busca del campeonato de la LIGA Bancomer MX, luego de terminar con ventaja por la mínima a favor de los regios en el partido de ida.

Ambos conjuntos salieron con propuestas ofensivas; apenas en los primeros segundos hubo llegada de peligro para los Esmeraldas, pero no pudieron concretar.

A partir de ese momento el esférico fue de los anfitriones, quienes presionaron después del medio campo; sin embargo, les faltó terminar las jugadas con disparos a portería. La más importante la gestaron en una jugada de táctica fija, en un tiro libre en el que Luis Montes mandó un buen servicio a William Tesillo, pero el colombiano se la perdió al cabecear sin fuerza a la posición del portero.

Una situación desafortunada dejó a la Fiera sin uno de sus elementos más importantes, pues Ángel Mena se lesionó a los 32 minutos y dejó su lugar para Jean Meneses. Los regios esperaban aprovechar esa situación, aunque antes debían recuperar la tenencia del esférico.

El complemento reanudó las acciones con emociones. Tigres se acercó de inmediato por vía de Eduardo Vargas; el chileno llegó a los linderos del área y le pegó al rincón izquierdo contra un arquero que rechazó a tiro de esquina.

León recuperó la iniciativa, dominando el medio campo, sobre todo por el sector derecho, aunque nuevamente carecieron de precisión y se olvidaron de probar suerte con disparos de media distancia. Por su lado, los Tigres fueron ordenados en defensa, sin perder la paciencia de no tener el balón de su lado.

La recta final obligó a los Esmeraldas a volcarse al frente. Jean Meneses estuvo cerca con un disparo en el corazón del área; el esférico iba con dirección al sector derecho, pero Nahuel Guzmán salvó con una atajada providencial. Era el minuto 78´.

Navarro y Sambueza tuvieron buenas combinaciones por la derecha; lucharon hasta el último instante. Sin embargo, nunca llegó la claridad en el último tercio del campo. León se quedó en la orilla contra el cronómetro.

Tigres, su orden defensivo, y las atajadas de Nahuel Guzmán inclinaron la balanza a su favor para quedarse con el campeonato del Torneo Clausura 2019 de la LIGA Bancomer MX.

CORTESIA: LIGA MX


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Final squad lists for FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ announced

May 27, 2019

With less than two weeks until the opening match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 and preparations for the tournament entering their final stages, the final squad lists for the 24 participating teams have now been announced.

A total of 552 players have been called up by the 24 participating nations, as stars including Carli Lloyd, Amandine Henry, Sam Kerr, Saki Kumagai and Lucy Bronze look to seize their moment and #DareToShine on the world’s greatest stage.

The full squad lists for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™ can be accessed through the following link:

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 squad lists

To view the latest news, videos and content in the lead-up to and during the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019, please visit FIFA.com

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Final squad lists for FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ announced

May 27, 2019

With less than two weeks until the opening match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 and preparations for the tournament entering their final stages, the final squad lists for the 24 participating teams have now been announced.

A total of 552 players have been called up by the 24 participating nations, as stars including Carli Lloyd, Amandine Henry, Sam Kerr, Saki Kumagai and Lucy Bronze look to seize their moment and #DareToShine on the world’s greatest stage.

The full squad lists for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™ can be accessed through the following link:

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 squad lists

To view the latest news, videos and content in the lead-up to and during the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019, please visit FIFA.com

 The Player’s Kit for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, including facts & figures about the tournament, can also be downloaded HERE.

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U.S. Women’s National Team 3, Mexico 0 – 2019 Send-Off Series, Presented by Volpi Foods

May 27, 2019

U

Heath Scores 30th Career WNT goal in 150 U.S. Appearance; 
Pugh and Press Add Second Half Tallies, While Naeher Records Third Straight Clean Sheet; 
USA Begins 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup vs. Thailand on June 11 in Reims, France (3 p.m. ET; FOX, Telemundo)

HARRISON, N.J. (May 26, 2019) – The U.S. Women’s National Team closed out its three-game Send-Off Series, Presented by Volpi Foods, with a 3-0 win against neighbors Mexico before 26,332 fans at Red Bull Arena. Tobin Heath’s 11th minute strike combined with second half goals from Mallory Pugh and Christen Press lifted the USA to victory in the team’s final preparation match for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which kicks off on June 7 in France.

The USA dominated first half play, generating a 15-1 shot advantage, putting seven on goal. Mexico goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago’s early mistake gifted Heath the opportunity to score the opening goal, and she duly obliged after a bit of nifty footwork to beat her defender. Shortly after Heath’s opener, Santiago faced down an Alex Morgan breakaway and came up with a big save. Morgan nearly scored on another golden opportunity but just missed applying the finishing touch to a perfectly placed Megan Rapinoe cross.

As the game marched toward half time, the U.S. forced Santiago into a pair of impressive saves. The first one on a header just before half and the second on a volley by Crystal Dunn in first half stoppage time.

After the break, U.S. head coach Jill Ellis made five subs bringing on Press for Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd for Morgan, Lindsay Horan for Rose Lavelle, Pugh for Becky Sauerbrunn and Allie Long for Dunn.

The changes made an immediate impact as Lloyd rounded Santiago in the opening moments of the second half, but her shot was cleared off the line. While Mexico then carved out two half chances, the U.S. resumed where it had left off in the first half and was unlucky not to add a second in the 67th minute when Lloyd once again got around Santiago but was whistled offside as she deposited the ball in the vacated net.

However, the USA would not be denied more goals on a day when they finished with a 25-3 shot advantage. On the second goal, Lloyd played provider as she beat a defender off the dribble and centered into a crowd of players in front of goal. Pugh met the pass and was able to drag the ball over the line in the 76th minute.

Press finished proceedings with her second strike of the year in the 88 th minute. Julie Ertz slipped the ball to Press near the top of the box and she juked away from one defender before burying a low shot into the bottom right corner to cap the 3-0 win and an undefeated (3-0-0) Send-Off Series.

Up Next: The USA departs for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on June 7 and will face Thailand in its opening Group F match on Tuesday, June 11 at Stade August-Delaune II in Reims (3 p.m. CT; FOX, Telemundo). The tournament that same day when the host nation France tackles South Korea. After it’s opening game, the USA plays Chile on June 16 at Parc des Princes in Paris (12 p.m. ET; FOX, Telemundo) before finishing group play against Sweden on June 20 at Stade Oceane in Le Havre (3 p.m. ET; FOX, Telemundo). 
Social: Follow the #USWNT on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Goal Scoring Rundown: 
USA – Tobin Heath, 11th minute: 
A giveaway by Mexico goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago resulted in Heath receiving the ball just outside the penalty area. She beat the last remaining defender one-v-one to open up space for a shot from the middle of the box and buried the ball in the lower right side of the net for her 30 th career goal. USA 1, MEX 0 [WATCH]

USA – Mallory Pugh (Carli Lloyd) 76th minute: Lloyd received the ball on the left side of the penalty area and beat her defender with a nice move to get free near the endline and center the ball into a crowd of players near the goal mouth. Pugh was on hand, jostling with a defender, and was able to poke the ball over the line near the left post for her 16th tally of her career. USA 2, MEX 0 [WATCH]

USA – Christen Press (Julie Ertz), 88th minute: The U.S. advanced the ball into the box, where Ertz played back to the top for Press, who fooled her defender with a nice faint to open up space for a shot across her body into the lower right corner of the net. USA 3, MEX 0 [WATCH] FINAL

Additional Notes:

  • Tobin Heath’s goal was her fifth of 2019 and 30th of her career. She now has 12 goals in her last 18 matches and 10 in her last 13. The strike came in her 150th cap for the USA, making her the 22nd American female player to reach that number.
  • Mal Pugh’s goal was the 16th of her career and fourth of the 2019.
  • Carli Lloyd recorded her 53rd career assist on Pugh’s goal.
  • Lloyd earned her 274th WNT cap, tying her for fourth in team history with Julie Foudy. The top three: Kristine Lilly (354), Christie Rampone (311) and Mia Hamm (276).
  • Christen Press’ goal was her second of 2019 and 48th of her career.
  • The game marked Alyssa Naeher’s 25th career shutout. She earned cap No. 46 tonight.
  • The U.S. WNT is 35-1-2 all-time vs. Mexico and departs for the 2019 World Cup with a 7-1-2 record in 2019.

– U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Mexico 
Date: May 26, 2019 
Competition: International Friendly 
Venue: Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J. 
Kickoff: 11:30 a.m. ET 
Attendance: 26,332 
Weather: 85 degrees; Sunny

Scoring Summary: 1  2  F 
USA                          1  2  3 MEX                          0  0  0

USA – Tobin Heath                          11th minute USA – Mallory Pugh (Carli Lloyd)    76 
USA – Christen Press (Julie Ertz)    88

Lineups: 
USA : 1-Alyssa Naeher; 5-Kelley O’Hara, 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (2-Mallory Pugh, 46), 19-Crystal Dunn (20-Allie Long, 46); 8-Julie Ertz, 3-Samantha Mewis, 16-Rose Lavelle (9-Lindsey Horan, 46); 17-Tobin Heath (14-Emily Sonnett, 71), 13-Alex Morgan (capt.) (10-Carli Lloyd, 46), 15-Megan Rapinoe (23-Christen Press, 46) 
Substitutes not used: 18-Ashlyn Harris, 21-Adrianna Franch, 6-Morgan Brian, 11-Ali Krieger, 12-Tierna Davidson, 22-Jessica McDonald 
Head coach: Jill Ellis

MEX: 1-Cecilia Santiago (capt.); 2-Kenti Robles, 13-Arianna Romero (3-Jocelyn Orejel, 89), 4-Rebeca Bernal, 5-Jimena López; 7-Daniela Espinosa (18-Alexia Delgado, 90+1), 6-Karla Nieto, 11-Lizbeth Ovalle (17-Yamilé Franco, 63), 8-Joana Robles (14-Belén Cruz, 85), 10-Katty Martinez (20-Dinora Garza, 85), 9-Kiana Palacios (19-Andrea Sánchez, 82) 
Substitutes not used: 12-Emily Alvarado, 15-Karen Díaz, 16-Zulma Hernández 
Head coach: Christopher Cuellar

Stats Summary: USA / MEX 
Shots: 25 / 3 
Shots on Goal: 11 / 0 
Saves: 0 / 7 
Corner Kicks: 6 / 1 
Fouls: 3 / 5 
Offside: 6 / 2

Misconduct Summary: 
MEX – Kenti Robles (caution)       38th minute

Officials: 
Referee: Crystal Sobers (TRI) 
Assistant Referee 1: Jassett Kerr (JAM) 
Assistant Referee 2: Marie-Han Gagnon (CAN) 
4th Official: Miranda Cibeles (SLV)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Julie Ertz

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DEVIN “THE DREAM” HANEY

May 27, 2019

DEVIN “THE DREAM” HANEYDELIVERS KNOCKOUT OF THE YEAR CANIDATE ON DAZN(RESULTS, QUOTES & PHOTOS)

OXON HILL, MARYLAND, May 25, 2019 – Undefeated lightweight sensation Devin Haney capped off an action-packed evening of boxing on DAZN from the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, with a stunning seventh-round knockout. Making his DAZN debut, Haney (22-0, 14 KOs) impressed a raucous crowd with his highlight-reel stoppage of Mexico’s Antonio Moran (24-4, 17 KOs). In the heavyweight co-feature of the evening, Croatia’s Filip Hrgovic (8-0, 6 KOs) scored a brutal first-round technical knockout against Gregory Corbin (15-2, 9 KOs) of Dallas, Texas. Michael Hunter (17-1, 12 KOs) of Las Vegas kicked off the evening’s main card in dramatic fashion with a scintillating second-round technical knockout victory over Brazil’s Fabio Maldonado (26-3, 25 KOs) to continue his unbeaten streak at heavyweight. On the preliminary card of the evening, Jessica McCaskill (7-2, 3 KOs) and Anahi Sanchez (19-4, 11 KOs) wowed the Maryland crowd with a thrilling slugfest. McCaskill emerged with a unanimous decision victory to unify the WBA and WBC Women’s World Super Lightweight titles. Devin HaneyOn his performance: “I want to thank God, my dad, Eddie Hearn, my whole team behind me. Coming into this fight, I wanted to make a statement. There were a lot of rumors going around that I didn’t have any punching power and I can’t knock anyone out. But as you see, I can. I went in there and broke my opponent down and then knocked him out.”On the moment he knew the knockout was possible: “I know I got him hurt with that first shot. My dad always tells me, when you get him hurt go right to the body. So I went to the body and then went over the top. I knew when I landed and saw his facial expression that he was out.” On his abilities on offense and defense: “All of the above. I am overall a great fighter. I have speed, I have power, I have head movement. Like I said before, I have many tools in the toolbox. It just depends on what I want to bring out that night. I am able to make adjustments the whole fight, too.” On what he did to neutralize Moran: “Honestly, I don’t think a lot of the guys that I have been fighting actually have more experience than me. I have been in there with world class fighters. They say that sparring doesn’t count but I believe it does. I have put in many rounds with many different world champions so I believe that I have the experience factor.”

Eddie HearnOn Devin’s performance: “It was unbelievable. Where I come from in England, if we had a star like this, the country would be going mad. So you guys need to get behind Devin Haney because let me tell you, America has a superstar on their hands. He is 20 years old. He is 22-0. They say he doesn’t carry power but he is taking guys out like that. Jose Pedraza struggled against that guy, a champion who went the distance with Lomachenko. That was like watching an artist draw a beautiful picture and then at the end just sign his name off and walk away into the night. This is a beautiful, beautiful start. We are so lucky to have him with Matchroom and DAZN. Devin Haney Promotions is a great team to work with and we are going to enjoy watching him go all the way to the top – winning world titles in different divisions. The WBC have ordered him to fight Zaur Abdullaev in a title eliminator to fight the winner of Lomachenko vs. Campbell. Devin wants to fight them all – Teofimo Lopez, another guy called Gervonta Davis, Ryan Garcia. These are the super-fights that Devin Haney will be in over the next few years. If it’s Maryland, if it’s Las Vegas, if it’s the Bay Area. The whole United States needs to get behind this guy. He is a superstar.” Filip HrgovicOn his quick performance: “Greg Corbin is a really good fighter. Thank you to him for taking on this challenge. It is an honor for me to box in this great country and arena. Thank you to all the fans who came out here. You didn’t have time to see the best Hrgovic. I look forward to big fights, strong opponents and to give the U.S. really good fights.” On facing Joe Joyce next: “I told Eddie Hearn I will fight anyone, anywhere, anytime in the heavyweight division.” Michael HunterOn his performance: “You know, I just tried to use my quickness, my speed and my ability. I knew I had the agile footwork over him so I just wanted to use that to be impressive.” On his power remaining while fighting at heavyweight:  “It is the heart where I win at. I run them down. We are all over 200 pounds, but the difference is that I just have a bigger heart than everyone else.” On fighting Anthony Joshua and what’s next:  “I would love that fight at any time. Any mandatory, anytime, really. I will take any fight anytime. I am here to stay and I will take on anyone. I want to fight Joshua next. He is the cash cow and it’s an easy fight to make, we are both on Matchroom and DAZN. It should be easy to make that next. I’d like to fight Dillian Whyte if I couldn’t get AJ next.” Jessica McCaskillOn her performance: “It was for sure nonstop. I got punched in the throat so excuse my voice. But Anahi has great accuracy and solid power. She sure wasn’t afraid to fight and mix it up. The scorecards were a little drastic and I don’t like when that happens to me when I go somewhere else so respect to Anahi.” On a possible rematch: “I have to talk to Eddie Hearn and my manager about that. But like I said, it was a great fight, she is a great fighter and I enjoy a good challenge.” Anahi SanchezOn the scorecards: “I don’t think the judges gave me any love on the scorecards. I was getting hit low, I was getting headbutted but I didn’t get any love from the judges or the referees.” 12-Round Lightweight Fight @ 135 lbs.Devin Haney (22-0, 14 KOs) defeats Antonio Moran (24-4, 17 KOs) by KO at 2:32 of Round 7.10-Round Heavyweight FightFilip Hrgovic (8-0, 6 KOs) defeats Gregory Corbin (15-2, 9 KOs) by TKO at 1:00 of Round 1.10-Round Heavyweight FightMichael Hunter (17-1, 12 KOs) defeats Fabio Maldonado (26-3, 25 KOs) by TKO at 1:45 of Round 2. 10-Round Super Lightweight Championship Unification FightJessica McCaskill (7-2, 3 KOs) defeats Anahi Sanchez by unanimous decision.(99-91, 98-92, 96-94) Boxing on DAZN returns next Saturday when undefeated global superstar Anthony Joshua defends his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO World Heavyweight titles against dangerous challenger Andy Ruiz, Jr. Joshua’s United States debut on June 1 will take place under the bright lights at Madison Square Garden with action kicking off at 5:30 p.m. ET.

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Fighting Marine Jamel Herring Captures World Title

May 27, 2019

Fighting Marine Jamel Herring Captures World Title

Herring upsets WBO junior lightweight world champion Masayuki Ito
Jose Pedraza stops Antonio Lozada Jr. in 9

(Photo Credit: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)


KISSIMMEE, Fla. (May 25, 2019) — U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring completed his Hollywood story, upsetting WBO junior lightweight world champion Masayuki “The Judge” Ito via unanimous decision Saturday evening in front of a sold-out crowd of 2,912 at Osceola Heritage Park.

Herring (20-2, 10 KOs), who prevailed by scores of 116-112 and 118-110 2x, accomplished the dream on Memorial Day weekend in front of a host of active and reserve U.S. Marines.

“I want to dedicate this fight to my daughter, Ariyanah, who passed away from SIDs. Tonight would have been her 10th birthday, and I dedicate this title to her,” said Herring.  “Ito was a tough competitor, but I always believed I could win a world title. This is a dream come true, and to do this on Memorial Day weekend makes it even sweeter.”

Ito (25-2-1, 13 KOs), who was making the second defense of his world title, never could quite figure out the southpaw puzzle of Herring.

Ito had some success in the early rounds, but in the end, it was Herring who closed the show stronger.

Said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum: “When we signed Jamel, a lot of people had their doubts, but he showed the heart of a world champion. He’s a true Marine and an American hero. We are so proud of what this young man has accomplished.”

Pedraza back in win column

Former two-division world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza is on the hunt again.

Pedraza (26-2, 13 KOs) knocked out Mexican veteran Antonio Lozada Jr. in the ninth round to win the vacant WBO Latino lightweight title. Lozada (40-3-1, 24 KOs) had not tasted defeat in nearly six years, while Pedraza rebounded from a game effort in a decision loss to Vasiliy Lomachenko last December.

Pedraza knocked down Lozada with a counter left hand, which spelled the beginning of the end for Lozada, who made his name in March 2018 with a stunning 10th-round knockout of the previously unbeaten Puerto Rican star Felix Verdejo.

“I would like to be world champion again at 135, maybe make a title defense and then move up to 140,” Pedraza said. “Lozada was a tough opponent who came to fight with all of his heart. He was a great test for me, and I passed it with flying colors. I can’t wait to see what is next.”

In other action:

— In a battle for the vacant WBO international junior bantamweight title, Koki Eto (24-4-1, 19 KOs) and Jeyvier Cintron (10-0, 5 KOs) fought to a no-contest after it was determined that a headbutt knocked out Cintron. The Florida State Athletic Commission reversed the initial decision of a first-round knockout for Eto, leaving the title vacant.

— Featherweight Adam Lopez is a contender now. The Glendale, California, native overcame a slow start to knock out Jean Carlos Rivera (15-2, 10 KOs) in the seventh round. Lopez battered Rivera against the ropes with a furious combination to end the sixth. Rivera slumped back to his corner and somehow came out for the seventh. Smelling blood in the water, Lopez (13-1, 6 KOs) pounced, forcing the referee to stop the carnage. “I started a bit slow, but I listened to my corner and made adjustments,” Lopez said. “I knew he had trouble making weight, so I kept pressing him. I saw my opportunity and took full advantage of it.”
 — Middleweight sensation Edgar Berlanga (11-0, 11 KOs) did it again, scoring his 11thstraight first-round knockout to begin his career. Gyorgy Varju (7-5, 4 KOs) lasted only 43 seconds, as a right-left combination floored the Hungarian for the count.

“Felix Trinidad called me just before I walked to the ring. That’s all the motivation I needed,” Berlanga said. “I hope I made him proud.”

— It was brief, and it was stunning. Jose Cardenas (17-4, 14 KOs) scored a devastating one-punch knockout over 2016 U.S. Olympian Antonio Vargas (10-1, 4 KOs) at 1:53 of the opening round of a scheduled eight-round bantamweight bout. A right hand put to the point of Vargas’ chin knocked him face-first to the canvas.

 Marco Diaz (2-0, 2 KOs) needed only 50 seconds to knock out Edgard Figueroa (3-2, 1 KO) in a scheduled four-round featherweight bout.

— Puerto Rican super featherweight prospect Henry “Moncho” LeBron (9-0, 7 KOs) needed only 2:43 to knock out veteran Luis Ruiz Lizarraga Jr. (6-13-1, 2 KOs). Lizarraga’s corner signaled to the referee to stop the fight.

— Puerto Rican featherweight prospect Orlando Gonzalez (11-0, 8 KOs) made it look easy, knocking out Roxberg Patrick Riley (13-2, 7 KOs) in the third round. Gonzalez ended matters with a right hook. Riley got to his feet but stumbled into the ropes, forcing the referee to stop the fight.
— Steve “So Cold” Nelson improved to 14-0, knocking out Victor Darocha (8-5-1, 6 KOs) in the seventh round of a scheduled eight-round light heavyweight bout.

— Former super flyweight world champion Carlos Cuadras (38-3-1, 27 KOs) rolled to an eight-round unanimous decision over Daniel Lozano (15-7, 11 KOs) in a bantamweight contest. Scores were 80-72 2x and 79-73.

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Top Rank firma al dos-veces medallista de oro olímpico Robeisy Ramírez

May 27, 2019

Ramírez debutará luego este año

(Credito de Fotos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)


KISSIMMEE, Fla. (24 de mayo del 2019) — Robeisy Ramírez, el ex prodigio del boxeo aficionado cubano que capturó el oro olímpico en el 2012 y en el 2016, firmó un contrato de varios años con Top Rank y hará su tan esperado debut profesional más adelante este año.

Ramírez, de 25 años de edad, dejó el equipo nacional cubano el año pasado mientras asistía a un campo de entrenamiento en México, y finalmente desertó de su tierra natal.

Un boxeador-golpeador zurdo que ahora vive en Gulfport, Florida, entrenará con Rob Mendez y se convertirá en profesional como peso pluma, la misma categoría de peso que sus ex enemigos olímpicos y ahora compañeros de compañía promotora, Shakur Stevenson y Michael Conlan. “Qué regalo poder firmar a un dos-veces medallista de oro olímpico como Robeisy Ramírez”, dijo el legendario promotor, Bob Arum. “El último dos-veces medallista de oro que firmamos fuera de los aficionados, Vasiliy Lomachenko, se ha convertido en una gran estrella. Anticipamos lo mismo de Robesiy. Es realmente un talento especial, y tiene lo que se necesita para llegar a la cima de la división de peso pluma en un corto plazo.”
“Estoy encantado de comenzar mi carrera profesional con Top Rank. Este momento es el resultado de todo el trabajo duro, la dedicación y el sacrificio que he hecho desde mis días como boxeador amateur en Cuba,” dijo Ramírez. “Espero continuar con los éxitos que tuve a nivel amateur en las categorías profesionales, y mi estilo de pelea mantendrá entretenidos a los fanáticos. Gracias a Bob Arum y Top Rank por darme esta gran oportunidad.”
A los 18 años de edad, Ramírez fue uno de los púgiles más destacados en los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012, conquistando el peso mosca. Superó a Conlan en las semifinales y al fenómeno mongol Tugstsogt Nyambayar (actualmente 11-0 como profesional) en la pelea por la medalla de oro.

Cuatro años más tarde, en los Juegos Olímpicos de Río 2016, Ramírez ingresó al grupo de peso gallo como el favorito antes del torneo y estuvo a la altura. Derrotó a Stevenson por una decisión dividida competitiva en las finales, convirtiéndose en el octavo boxeador cubano en ganar múltiples medallas de oro olímpicas.

Ramírez también ganó cinco Campeonatos nacionales de Cuba y una medalla de oro en los Juegos Panamericanos 2011 en Guadalajara, México.

Sobre Top Rank
La innovación ha sido el estándar en Top Rank desde que fue establecida en 1966 por el promotor del Salón de la Fama Bob Arum. Top Rank, la empresa de promoción lider de la industria del boxeo, ha dado forma, desarrollado y promovido las carreras de las mejores superestrellas internacionales de pay-per-view y del Salón de la Fama, entre ellas Muhammad Ali, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hearns, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard, Aaron Pryor, Alexis Arguello, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Miguel Cotto, Erik Morales, Terence Crawford y Vasiliy Lomachenko.

Top Rank ha promovido algunas de las peleas más memorables en la historia del deporte, incluyendo 26 eventos de Ali, Leonard vs. Hearns, Pryor vs. Arguello, Duran vs. Leonard, Hagler vs. Hearns, Leonard vs. Hagler, Foreman vs. Holyfield, Morales contra Barrera, De La Hoya contra Trinidad y la pelea más lucrativa en la historia del boxeo, Mayweather contra Pacquiao. Además de las súper peleas mencionadas anteriormente, Top Rank posee una de las bibliotecas deportivas más grandes, que incluye casi 10,000 peleas.

Conocido por crear colaboraciones estratégicas entre atletas, patrocinadores y cadenas de televisión, Top Rank ha sido un arquitecto del crecimiento global del boxeo al organizar eventos de alto perfil en lugares emblemáticos de todo el mundo, como Madison Square Garden, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Staples Center, Wembley Arena, Araneta Coliseum, The Venetian Macao, Yankee Stadium, Radio City Music Hall, The “Fabulous” Forum y AT&T Stadium. Top Rank también ha sido el líder dentro de la industria del boxeo en la creación de experiencias inolvidables en la arena para los fanáticos y en la adopción de los avances tecnológicos del siglo XXI para distribuir peleas de primera clase y programación de hombro en una variedad de plataformas.

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