“PACHY” CRUZ ARRIBA A GUADALAJARA.

Aug 23, 2019

“PACHY” CRUZ  ARRIBA A GUADALAJARA.

El estratega de Astros de Jalisco arribó la madrugada de este miércoles a la ciudad para iniciar a detallar la pretemporada del equipo debutante en la Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional.

Rafael Cruz se dijo gustoso y deseoso por iniciar este nuevo reto en su carrera, detallando que la defensa colectiva será un aspecto que trabajará desde el primer día, donde la figura de cada uno de sus jugadores será importante en el aporte grupal para lograr solidificar una muralla a la defensiva.

“Pachy” sabe que cuenta con francotiradores con suma capacidad de producir a larga distancia, pero la diversidad de facultades con la que cuenta su plantilla le debe de dar los argumentos suficientes para ser protagonista en la LNBP. 

El Coach de Astros considera que 3 o 4 duelos amistosos son suficientes de cara al inicio de la temporada, ya que buscará enfocar más su trabajo en el campo y en los interescuadras donde cada elemento deberá de ganarse su puesto. 

La mayoría de los jugadores se reportarán a partir del lunes 26 de agosto para realizar exámenes médicos e iniciar con la pretemporada, solo los casos de Omar Richards que solicitó unos días más para resolver asuntos personales y Ramón Clemente quien está con la selección de Puerto Rico concentrado en el Mundial de China, reportarán más tarde al plantel de los Astros de Jalisco.

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FRANCHON ‘THE HEAVY-HITTING DIVA’ CREWS-DEZURN TO DEFEND WBC SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE AGAINST ALEJANDRA ‘LA TIGRE’ JIMENEZ ON MUNGUIA VS. ALLOTEY UNDERCARD

Aug 23, 2019


FRANCHON ‘THE HEAVY-HITTING DIVA’ CREWS-DEZURN TO DEFEND WBC SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE AGAINST ALEJANDRA ‘LA TIGRE’ JIMENEZ ON MUNGUIA VS. ALLOTEY UNDERCARD

‘RUTHLESS’ ROMERO DUNO, JOSELITO ‘EL HURACAN’ VELAZQUEZ AND DIEGO PACHECO TO BE FEATURED IN SEPARATE BOUTS
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 AT DIGNITY HEALTH SPORTS PARK IN CARSON, CALIF. AND STREAMED LIVE ON DAZN
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LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (Aug. 23, 2019): A historic fight for women’s boxing will take place on the Munguia vs. Allotey undercard as Franchon “The Heavy-Hitting Diva” Crews-Dezurn (5-1, 2 KOs) defends her WBC Super Middleweight World Championship against WBC Heavyweight World Champion Alejandra “La Tigre” Jimenez (12-0-1, 9 KOs). The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. and will be streamed live on DAZN.
As previously announced, Jaime Munguia (33-0, 26 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico will defend his WBO Junior Middleweight World Title against African warrior Patrick Allotey (40-3, 30 KOs) in the 12-round main event. The co-main event will feature Ryan Garcia (18-0, 15 KOs) and Avery “A-Plus” Sparrow (10-1, 3 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight fight.
Crews-Dezurn is a native of Virginia Beach, Va. who currently lives in Baltimore, Md. She is a former amateur standout who competed at a national and international level. In 2016, Crews-Dezurn made her professional debut against two-time Olympian Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, who was also debuting at the time. Though she lost a tough and close battle, Crews-Dezurn would score three more victories before capturing the WBC Super Middleweight World Title via 10-round majority decision against Maricela “La Diva” Cornejo.Crews-Dezurn is coming off her first win as an official Golden Boy fighter, which against Kayla Williams via technical knockout in June of this year.
“I look forward to my first WBC title defense with Golden Boy on Sept 14, a boxing holiday,” said Crews-Dezurn. “I’ll have the opportunity to once again prove myself as a fearless champion who has integrity and passion for the sport of boxing. I know Los Angeles has a deep Mexican culture in boxing that I respect, and a lot of people may root against me, but know my goal is to win while continuing to raise the profile for all female boxers. This is my dream. I’ve dedicated my teen years and entire adult life for this, and I won’t take it for granted.”
Jimenez is a native of Mexico City, Mexico who, after a short amateur career, debuted as a professional in October 2014. After only five bouts, she captured the WBC Heavyweight World Title with a majority decision victory against Martha Salazar. Since then, she has remained undefeated and has even dropped down in weight in order to become a two division world champion.
“Because I believe myself and that I am the best, I will win the world title,
said Jimenez. “I am the creator of my destiny, and with all the work I have done, I will win that title. Because I was born to make history and will continue doing so over and over again, I will be world champion again. Crews-Dezurn came at the right time to feel the real Mexican power, and “La Tigre” will show you.”
“Ruthless” Romero Duno (20-1, 15 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. will face Ivan “Stiker” Delgado (13-2-2, 6 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. in a 10-round defense of his NABO Lightweight Title. 
Undefeated prospect Joselito “El Huracan” Velazquez (10-0, 8 KOs) of Cancun, Mexico will return in an eight-round flyweight battle.
Diego Pacheco (4-0, 3 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. will participate in a four-round lightweight fight.
Alejandro “Pin Pon” Reyes of Mexicali, Mexico will make his professional debut against Jorge Padron (3-4, 3 KOs) of Sonora, Mexico in a four-round lightweight bout.
Opponents for Velazquez and Pacheco will be announced shortly.
Munguia vs. Allotey is a 12-round fight for the WBO Junior Middleweight Championship presented by Golden Boy in association with Zanfer Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle,” and Orange Crush. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 14 at Dignity Health Sports Park and will be streamed live on DAZN

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Kovalev vs Yarde Weigh

Aug 23, 2019

Courtesy Main Events
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Credit Traktor Promotions for video and photo usage


August 24: Kovalev-YardeHeadlines Special Afternoon of Boxing on ESPN+
WBO light heavyweight championship showdown to stream LIVEfrom Russia beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT


(Aug. 14, 2019) — WBO light heavyweight champion and future Hall of Famer Sergey Kovalev will face off against his hard-hitting mandatory challenger, Anthony Yarde, in a highly anticipated showdown Saturday, Aug. 24 from Traktor Arena in Kovalev’s hometown of Chelyabinsk, Russia. Kovalev-Yarde will stream live and exclusively in the United States on ESPN+, the leading multi-sport streaming service, beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT. The stream will also showcase the co-feature bout between unbeaten cruiserweight contender Aleksei Papin (11-0, 10 KOs) and former world title challenger Ilunga Makabu (25-2, 24 KOs). Fans in the U.S. can sign up at www.ESPNplus.com or on the ESPN App. “I am thrilled to fight for the first time in my hometown of Chelyabinsk,” Kovalev said. “It is a dream to defend my WBO title in front of all my friends and family back home. I am also thankful ESPN+ will show the fight to my fans in the U.S. Thank you to Igor Altushkin, Egis Klimas, Main Events and Top Rank for making this dream a reality, and thank you to Anthony Yarde for agreeing to fight in my home.” “Sergey has done just about everything a professional fighter can do, other than fight in his own hometown,” said promoter Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events. “One of the sport’s greatest road warriors, Sergey will finally get the chance to salute his legion of fans in Chelyabinsk, where he grew up. It will be an exciting, long overdue homecoming for Sergey. And I am so happy to confirm that Sergey’s many fans in the U.S. will be able to watch this great event only on ESPN+. I wish to thank Igor Altushkin, German Titov and everyone at RCC for making this all possible. I also wish to thank Bob Arum and Top Rank for their continued support.” Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KOs) is a veteran of 15 world title bouts and has won the light heavyweight world title on three occasions. A former unified champion, he revived his career in February by scoring a wide points win over Eleider Alvarez, the man who’d knocked him out less than six months prior. One of this generation’s most decorated champions, Kovalev holds victories over Jean Pascal, Nathan Cleverly and living legend Bernard Hopkins. In Yarde (18-0, 17 KOs), he faces a London native with a giant hand who is taking a giant step up in competition. Yarde has won his last 16 bouts by knockout, most recently stopping Travis Reeves in five rounds in a bout that streamed on ESPN+. This will be only his second pro bout outside of England. For more information, visit: www.toprank.comwww.espn.com/boxing; Facebook:facebook.com/trboxing; Twitter: twitter.com/trboxing.

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LUIS FELICIANO CAPTURES NABF SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY AGAINST GENARO ‘EL CONDE’ GAMEZ

Aug 23, 2019


LUIS FELICIANO CAPTURES NABF SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY AGAINST GENARO  ‘EL CONDE’ GAMEZ

BLAIR ‘THE FLAIR’ COBBS DEFENDS HIS JUNIOR NABF WELTERWEIGHT TITLE STOPPING STEVE ‘MANOS DE ORO’ VILLALOBOS
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2019 AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO IN INDIO, CALIFORNIA AND STREAMED LIVE ON RINGTV.COM

ABOVE: Luis Felciano throws a right hand at Genaro Gamez en route to his unanimous decision win on the Aug. 22 edition of Thursday Night Fights at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino)
Click HERE for PhotosPhoto Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy


INDIO, CALIF. (August 22, 2019): Undefeated Puerto Rican prospect Luis Feliciano(13-0, 8 KOs) scored a 10-round unanimous decision victory against Genaro “El Conde” Gamez (9-1, 6 KOs) to capture the NABF Super Lightweight Title in the main event of the Aug. 22 edition Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The fights were streamed live on RingTV.com and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page. The series is also available on regional sports networks around the nation.
“It was a very tough fight,” said Luis Feliciano. “I knew he was going to come ready. A lot of people were criticizing him because of his problems in the past. But I knew he would come 100%, and he did. I’m taking these tough fights like these because I want to go from prospect to contender status.”
Gamez was unavailable for comment as he was taken to the hospital right after the fight.
In the co-main event, undefeated prospect Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (12-0-1, 8KOs) of Las Vegas, Nevada successfully defended his Junior NABF Welterweight Title against Steve “Manos de Oro” Villalobos (11-1-1, 9 KOs) of Indio, Calif. via knockout in the ninth round of a fight originally scheduled for 10 rounds. Cobbs won with a time 1:20 of the aforementioned round.
“Every round I had to learn,” said Blair Cobbs. “I had to grow with him. I could’ve just ran threw him with a bunch of punches, but he would’ve been resilient and try to survive the storm. This time I tried to place my shots, break him down little by little. Towards the end we got the final big show and boom it’s on baby! All the Villalobos fans you guys are terrific. Villalobos is a tough competitor, he came and brought his ‘A’ game and I highly respect him.”
Richard “Kansas Kid” Acevedo (5-0-1, 5 KOs) of Garden City, Kansas went the distance to a draw against Jose Rivera (8-4-1, 5 KOs) of Manchester, Connecticut in a six-round middleweight battle. The scores were 59-55 in favor of Acevedo, 55-59 in favor of Rivera and a 57-57 draw. 
“I grade my performance a C+,” said Richard Acevedo. “My opponent was a tough guy. He came in with experience. He has 12 fights. And this was his 13th fight. This was my first time going past the fourth round, so it was a whole new experience for me, and also coming in with new trainers. It was a close fight but I still think I won. It is what it is, just go back to the gym and work harder. I want to thank the Lord. I want to thank my team and my family.”
“I felt like it was a good performance,” said Jose Rivera. “He was a good tough opponent. A little less experienced than me. I felt like he had OK power. I don’t know if it was the heat from Indio, 115 degrees. I don’t know if that was holding me back, but no excuses. Thanks to Golden Boy for the opportunity.”  
Raul “Cougar” Curiel (7-0, 5 KOs) of Tamaulipas, Mexico beat Alphonso Black (8-7-1, 4 KOs) of Saint Peterson, Florida via knockout in a six-round middleweight bout. Curiel won with a time 0:50 of the sixth round.
“I felt good tonight, very strong,” said Raul Curiel. “My opponent took a lot of my punches but we did good work with Freddie Roach in the gym. My opponent was strong. He had a heavy hand. It’s my first fight at 154 pounds, but I knew how to handle his punches. Let’s see what Golden Boy, my promoter Oscar De La Hoya has to say. We’ll see what’s next for us. We’re going to keep working hard in the gym and we expect another fight soon.”
Nicholas “Slick Nick” Sullivan (1-0) of Norfolk, Virginia defeated Jose Palacios (1-4, 1 KO) of Chihuahua, Mexico via unanimous decision in a four-round lightweight fight. Sullivan won with two scores of 40-36, and one of 39-37.
“For my first fight It felt good to just get it out the way,” said Nicholas Sullivan. “It was a lot of anxiousness and nervousness. I wasn’t scared of anything I was just nervous of the big stage, new lights. Glad I got it out the way. It’s only up from here. It’s going to get a lot better now.”
Feliciano vs. Gamez was a 10-round super lightweight fight for the NABF Super Lightweight Title presented by Golden Boy. The event was sponsored by Tecate “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING.” The fight took place Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The event was streamed live on RingTV.com and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page beginning. The series is also available on regional sports networks around the nation. To see when and where the series was available in your area, click here. For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com and DAZN.com. Follow on Twitter @GoldenBoyBoxing and @DAZN_USA. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing and https://www.facebook.com/DAZNUSA/. Follow on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing and @DAZN_USA. Follow the conversation using #FelicianoGamez, #ThursdayNightFights and #TNF.

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Surveillance Video Released in Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 7313 Northline Drive

Aug 23, 2019
Houston police have released surveillance video related to the fatal shooting of a man and the wounding of a woman that occurred at 7313 Northline Drive about 2:50 p.m. on August 3.

The male victim, Michael Lee, Jr., 28, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The female victim, Regen Hayward-Orange, 35, was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

Video of a person who investigators believe may have knowledge of the shooting is on the HPD YouTube channel at:  https://youtu.be/uy03e3GIaKg 

HPD Homicide Division Detectives L. Patterson and M. Arrington reported:

Officers responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex at the above address.  Witnesses stated a black male suspect wearing a white or gray hooded coat, with a black or white shirt covering his face, started shooting in the breezeway before entering an apartment and shooting Mr. Lee multiple times and Ms. Hayward-Orange one time in the abdomen. 

The suspect fled on foot through the courtyard.  Paramedics pronounced Lee deceased at the scene and transported Ms. Hayward-Orange to the hospital. 

Surveillance video shows a man, possibly matching the suspect’s description, entering a nearby convenience store.  He purchased a canned drink and then left.

Anyone with information on the identity of the man in the surveillance video or in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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