Monthly Archives: August 2012

Boxeo Telemundo en Tampa el 14 de Septiembre

Una vez más, la popular serie de “Boxeo TELEMUNDO” regresa a Tampa, Florida, con un interesante espectáculo el 14 de septiembre en el lugar llamado A La Carte Pavillion. En el evento principal, El contendiente de peso mosca AMB # 3 y OMB # 6 Glenn “El Bombardero” Donaire (19-4-1, 10 KOs) pondrá en su riesgo su clasificación mundial ante el ex retador al título mundial Omar “Lobito” Soto (22-9-2, 15 KOs) en una pelea programada a 12 asaltos con el título vacante de la NABO de peso mosca en juego.

“Estamos muy contentos de unirnos una vez más con dos chicos buenos del boxeo como Aaron Jacobs y Bailey Shea de las producciones de Fight Night y llevar nuestra serie, una vez más a un lugar histórico de la ciudad de boxeo como Tampa y estamos mirando adelante con mas eventos “, dijo el promotor Zabala Jr. La cartelera será anunciada en breve. Las puertas se abren a las 7:00 PM con el primer campanazo a las 8:00 PM. Seis peleas mas se presentaran esa . Telemundo Network disponible en HD

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GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS AND FANTASY SPRINGS ANNOUNCE BERNARD “THE EXECUTIONER” HOPKINS AS VIP AT FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 SHOBOX EVENT

August 10, 2012 – INDIO, CA -Known as “The Executioner,” future Hall of Fame professional boxer Bernard Hopkins will greet fans at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. prior to the August 24 edition of ShoBox: The New Generation featuring Coachella’s Randy Caballero vs. Manuel Roman in the main event and Michael Perez vs. Fidel Maldonado Jr. in the co-main event.

Age-defying, record-breaking and inspirational are all words used to describe Bernard Hopkins. Following an incredible 20 consecutive successful defenses of his middleweight world championship, Hopkins captured the light heavyweight world championship at the age of 41 in 2006. In May of 2011 at 46 years-old, he became the oldest fighter in the history of boxing to win a major world championship when he defeated 28 year-old Jean Pascal for the WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship, breaking George Foreman’s mark set in 1994.

“I am so happy I won [the titles] and showed the world that if you are disciplined and maintain your physical and mental health, anything is possible at any age,” said Hopkins. “I just hope my victory inspired people watching the fight to take a good look at their own lifestyle and to never stop believing that they can be physically fit and emotionally happy throughout their entire lives.”

TWO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTS HIGHLIGHT CHÁVEZ JR. vs. MARTINEZ MÉXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND PAY-PER-VIEW UNDERCARD! RIGONDEAUX AND MARROQUIN BATTLE FOR WBA SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MARTINEZ AND BELTRAN JR. RUMBLE FOR VACANT WBO JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE MACKLIN AND ALCINE DUKE IT OUT IN MIDDLEWEIGHT SHOWDOWN THE RETURN OF UNDEFEATED NOTRE DAME CHAMPION MIKE LEE

LAS VEGAS, NEV. (August 10, 2012) — The Méxican Independence Day Weekend boxing extravaganza headlined by the Julio César Chávez Jr. vs. Sergio Martinez World Middleweight Championship will feature four exciting bouts on the live pay-per-view undercard, including two world championship showdowns. Undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) super featherweight champion and Cuban expatriate GUILLERMO “El Chacal” RIGONDEAUX will defend his world title against knockout artist ROBERTO MARROQUIN of Dallas. Former world champion ROMAN “Rocky” MARTINEZ, of Puerto Rico and MIGUEL “Barreterito” BELTRAN, JR., of México, will battle for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight title. One-time world title challenger MATTHEW “Mack The Knife” MACKLIN, of England, will rumble with former world super welterweight champion JOACHIM ALCINE, of Montréal, Québec, Canada, in a 10-round middleweight bout. The pay-per-view undercard telecast will open with undefeated University of Notre Dame champion MIKE LEE in a six-round light heavyweight bout against an opponent to be named soon.

These seven gladiators boast a combined record of 155-9-2 (100 KOs) – a winning percentage of 93%, with nearly 2/3 of those victories coming by way of knockout.

Promoted by Top Rank®, Zanfer Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, in association with Wynn Las Vegas, AT&T and Tecate, the Chávez Jr. vs. Martinez Middleweight Championship Event will take place Saturday, September 15, at the Thomas & Mack Center, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.

“GO FIGHT.. Friday Night!”

Atlantic City, NJ (August 9, 2012)– Dee Lee Promotions, LLC. in association with the Tropicana Casino and Resort presents “GO FIGHT.. Friday Night!” Friday, October 12th, 2012. “Dangerous” Dorin Spivey (41-6-0/30 ko’s) of Portsmouth, VA, the reigning NABA Lightweight Champion, will defend his title against “Lightning” Rod Salka (16-1-0/3 ko’s) of Bunola, PA. Spivey won the NABA Lightweight Crown with an electrifying bruising 7th Round TKO over Victor Vasquez this past February in this same Tropicana boxing ring. Dave Weinberg, Press of Atlantic City, immediately nominated that bout for “Atlantic City fight of the Year” so “Lightning” knows he’s taking on a very “Dangerous” fighter!

Atlantic City Native Antowyan Aikens (5-0-0/1 ko’s) leads a very talented and ambitious group of young fighters on the 6 bout undercard. Aikens, an up and coming super middleweight, will be joined on the undercard by heavyweight Dorsett Barnwell (6-0-0/3 ko’s) of Norfolk, VA along with fellow Norfolk, VA light heavyweight, Frankie “The Freight Train” Filippone (9-2-1/2 ko’s).

The exciting undercard will feature another Dee Lee First as Las Vegas Native Christina Kwan (0-1-0) makes her first duel appearance in both the Atlantic City boxing scene and the Atlantic City poker scene. Kwan will host “Knockout Bounty Poker Tournament” on Wednesday, October 9th, 2012 at the Tropicana Casino and Resort 2 nights before she laces up the gloves to appear on the Friday Night Dee Lee fight card. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., with the first bout slated for 8:00 p.m. Don’t miss “GO FIGHT.. Friday Night!”, October 12th, 2012 at the Tropicana Casino and Resort.

Golden Boy Promotions Inks Unbeaten Ivan Morales

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Photo By Pound4pound.com
LOS ANGELES, August 8 – As the younger brother of legendary and future Hall of Famer Erik “El Terrible” Morales and former World Champion Diego “Pelucho” Morales, unbeaten junior bantamweight prospect Ivan Morales has some of the best bloodlines in the sport. Now with the signing of a promotional agreement with Golden Boy Promotions, he will also have the best backing as he chases after a world championship.

“As the brother of Erik and Diego Morales, you know that Ivan Morales learned to fight from the best, but he’s proven himself in the ring as well and I can’t wait to see how far he can go in the future,” said Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. “When you mix his technical skills, power and speed with his youth and determination, I have no doubt that Ivan will eventually be a world champion in multiple divisions.”

“Everyone knows that the best fighters in the world are on the Golden Boy team and I’m proud to be associated with them,” said Morales. “It’s an honor and I’m willing to put in the work and fight anyone they put in front of me to get there.”

Twenty-year-old Ivan Morales (17-0, 12 KO’s) pays homage to his eldest sibling with the nickname “Terrible II” and he’s now starting to build his own legacy in the family business. A southpaw with impressive power, the Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico native turned professional in 2009 and has yet to taste defeat in the ring. In 2011, he went 7-0 with five knockouts and he’s expecting to have another busy year in 2012, which has started with knockout wins over Ricardo Armenta in February and Edgar Martinez in April, the latter victory earning him his first pro title, the WBC International Silver Super Flyweight belt.

CON FECHA LAS OPORTUNIDADES MUNDIALES DE ROCKY MARTÍNEZ E IVÁN CALDERÓN; EN OCTUBRE EL REGRESO DE JONATHAN OQUENDO

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- Los ex campeones mundiales Román “Rocky” Martínez e Iván “Iron Boy” Calderón tendrán sus combates de título mundial en los meses de septiembre y octubre, respectivamente, mientras que el contendor mundial Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo regresará al cuadrilátero en octubre en Puerto Rico.
Así lo dio a conocer Peter Rivera, vicepresidente de PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), quien anunció otra serie de eventos que se aproximan con púgiles de la compañía en combates de títulos regionales.
“Estamos anunciando que la pelea de Rocky Martínez ante Miguel Beltrán Jr. será el 15 de septiembre y será por el título mundial junior ligero, que está vacante en estos momentos, mientras que el combate por el título mundial de las 105 libras entre Iván Calderón y Moisés Fuentes será el 6 de octubre en la cartelera que tendrá a Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. frente a Rafael Márquez en el coliseo Rubén Rodríguez de Bayamón”, indicó Rivera hoy.
De esta manera, Rocky Martínez (25-1-1, 16 KOs), un ex monarca junior ligero de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), se medirá a Beltrán Jr. (27-1, 17 KOs) como parte del programa estelarizado por el choque entre el campeón mediano del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB), Julio César Chávez Jr. y el argentino Sergio “Maravilla” Martínez el 15 de septiembre en el Thomas and Mack Center de Las Vegas, Nevada. El choque Martínez-Beltrán Jr. será por el cetro que quedó vacante hace varias semanas cuando Adrien Broner perdió el título al no dar el peso y después derrotar a Vicente Escobedo. Broner subirá a las 135 libras.
“La pelea de Rocky con Beltrán Jr. será parte de la transmisión de “Pay Per View” de la cartelera de Chávez vs Martínez”, agregó Rivera.
Mientras, el esperado encuentro entre el ex doble campeón mundial Iron Boy Calderón (35-2-1, 6 KOs) y el actual monarca peso mínimo de la OMB, el mexicano Moisés Fuentes (15-1, 7 KOs), finalmente se llevará a cabo el sábado, 6 de octubre, en el Rubén Rodríguez como parte del programa que medirá a los también ex campeones mundiales Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. y Rafael Márquez en una transmisión de “Pay Per View”.
En ese mismo cartel, el campeón supergallo Latino de la OMB, Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (22-2, 15 KOs) regresará al cuadrilátero tras un año de inactividad debido a un accidente sufrido. Oquendo está clasificado actualmente número dos por la OMB en las 122 libras.
Así las cosas el 6 de octubre en el Rubén Rodríguez de Bayamón se enfrentarán Vázquez Jr. (21-2-1, 18 KOs) con Márquez (41-7, 37 KOs), Calderón con Fuentes, el regreso de Oquendo, y otras peleas que se anunciarán próximamente.
Rivera también informó que próximamente se estarán brindando detalles de una serie de carteleras que cobrarán vida en los hoteles y casinos de la Isla y que deben comenzar a finales de septiembre con los gemelos McWilliams y McJoe Arroyo en los turnos principales.

ANTONIO ESCALANTE VS. LEONILO MIRANDA ADDED AS CO-FEATURE ON SATURDAY’S TELEFUTURA “SÓLO BOXEO TECATE” EVENT IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS BRIAN VERA AND SERGIO MORA BATTLE IN MAIN EVENT WITH STACKED UNDERCARD

LOS ANGELES, August 8 – Popular and proud Texan Antonio Escalante returns to the ring this Saturday night at the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas to compete in the eight-round “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” co-main event on TeleFutura against Mexican knockout artist Leonilo Miranda.

The explosive featherweight battle will lead up to Saturday’s main event rematch between Lubbock’s Brian Vera and former World Champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora for the vacant NABO middleweight title.

Vera vs. Mora II, a 12-round fight for the vacant NABO middleweight title set for Saturday, August 11 at the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Leija & Battah Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. TeleFutura will broadcast the fight beginning at 12:00 a.m. ET/11:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets, priced at $100, $75, $55, $45, $35 and $20, are available for purchase at the Alamodome Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at http://www.ticketmaster.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000.

A native of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico who now makes his home in El Paso, Texas, 27-year-old Antonio Escalante (26-4, 18 KO’s) has long been one of the Lone Star State’s most popular fighters and for good reason, considering his finishing power and fan-friendly style. A former NABO super bantamweight titleholder, Escalante has his sights set on a world title at featherweight and, with three wins in a row all by knockout, he’s on his way to the goal at a breakneck pace.

29-year old Sonora, Mexico native Leonilo “Veneno” Miranda (36-4, 25 KO’s) is one of the featherweight division’s most intriguing puzzles because he can baffle you with his southpaw style and then knock you out with either hand. Looking to get back on a winning track after tough decision losses to top unbeaten prospects Luis Franco and Gary Russell Jr., Miranda is eager to put on a spectacular show against Escalante this weekend.

A decorated amateur with a 2009 Junior Olympic National Championship to his name, 19-year-old Orlando, Florida native Daquan Arnett (5-0, 3 KO’s) has been a force in the professional ring thus far, ending three of his five fights in two rounds or less. On Saturday, the junior middleweight faces Santa Rosalia, Mexico’s Ishwar Amador (11-10, 7 KO’s) in a six round match.

The great state of Texas will have plenty to cheer about during the undercard which is stacked with Texas natives including unbeatens Adam Lopez (3-0, 1 KO) and Javier Rodriguez (2-0-1) of San Antonio and Jerren Cochran (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Houston, all in action. Rodriguez will meet fellow San Antonio native Kermit Hendricks (1-2) in a four round junior featherweight battle while featherweight Cochran battles Fort Worth’s Jesus Rocha (3-3) in a four round contest. Junior welterweight Lopez will face an opponent to be determined in a six round fight.

Also in action in a six round fight will be San Antonio welterweight Steve Hall (5-2, 5 KO’s) who will be looking for another big knockout win when he battles Oviedo, Florida’s Roger Rosa (4-2-1) and in another battle for San Antonio pride Benjamin Whitaker will make his professional debut against Germain Carson (0-1) in a four round welterweight battle.

ANTONIO DEMARCO VS. JOHN MOLINA JR. PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

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Sherman Oaks, CA. August 9, 2012 – Yesterday at a packed Sisley’s Restaurant in Sherman Oaks, Calif, WBC lightweight champion, Antonio DeMarco (27-2-1, 20 KOs) and top contender John Molina Jr. (24-1, 19 KOs) hosted a press conference to discuss their upcoming championship bout, taking placeSeptember 8, 2012 at Oracle Arena televised live on HBO Championship Boxing.
The 12-round championship bout will take place at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., as the co-feature to Andre “SOG” Ward (25-0, 13 KOs) vs. “Bad” Chad Dawson (31-1, 17 KOs) promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotionsand Gary Shaw Productions, televised live on HBO® World Championship Boxing beginning at 9:45 PM ET
Photos By Mitchell Allen – Goossen Tutor Promotions
“I fight for my family and the people of Mexico and this is going to be a great fight for the fans. John Molina is a tough fighter, and it’s going to be a war, but I will die in the ring to keep my WBC title.” – Antonio DeMarco

“This fight means the world to me. It’s what I’ve been dreaming about since I was 10 years old to win a world title. I’m going in their with nothing less than a victory. I think it’s safe to say the fight is not going the distance and it’s going to be a fight of the year candidate. He’s going to come to fight, I’m coming to fight and I plan on leaving September 8th as the new world champion” – John Molina Jr.

“This is what boxing is all about a throwback fight with two fighters that come straight across the ring. There is no quit in either one. I don’t think it goes twelve rounds. Antonio DeMarco has that special something that makes a man from the streets, from the way he was brought up, from eating off the streets from having no home. He’s never lost that dream and like he says, Dream your dream because they could come true if you work hard. DeMarco is one hell of a fighter”
Gary Shaw

“This is the type of fight that could stand on its own. There’s no doubt in mind that this fight is going to be a war for as long as it last. John Molina is only looking for one thing and that’s knockout after knockout, and those are the ingredients for a great fight.”
Dan Goossen

The reason I think this fight is going to be a memorable fight is because their both going to fight each other. My thinking is instincts will take this fight into a nose to nose battle. If that happens its going to be a fight that the media and fans will remember forever”
Joe Goossen

Molina Preparing for a Beast

“I go in there thinking like I’m fighting the baddest guy in the division. I train like that too. I expect to be facing a beast of a world champion every time I go in that ring and that’s why I train as hard as I do.”

“For Canelo to go out of the weight division and fight some guy who was fighting at 140 lbs last year… I can’t believe it. I don’t know what to say. It’s bullshit. C’mon, fight somebody in our division!”

Top junior middleweight contender “King” Carlos Molina (19-5-2, 6 KOs) is in final preparations for his co-main event appearance against Miami’s Damian “Devo” Frias (19-4-1, 10 KOs) on Friday, August 17, at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma.

Presented by Warriors Boxing, Group Yvon Michel and Tony Holden Productions, the blockbuster night of boxing will serve as the ESPN Friday Night Fights season finale for 2012 (10 PM Eastern on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN3) and also features a 12-round super middleweight main event between Chicago’s Don “Da Bomb” George (22-2-1, 19 KOs) and powerful Canadian slugger Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (18-1, 15 KOs).

In Canada, the event will be presented on PPV at Canal Indigo and Bell TV with the telecast starting at 9:00 PM/ET, featuring Stevenson highlights until picking up the ESPN telecast at 10:00 PM/ET.

29-year-old Molina says he’s over the fiasco that was March battle against Texas slugger James Kirkland and the ridiculous circumstances surrounding his controversial disqualification and is looking forward to taking on the world’s top 154-lb fighters.

But first, he must get by Frias, a skillful southpaw coming off the biggest win of his career, a nine-round stoppage of then 22-1 Henry Crawford.

What do you know about your opponent Damian Frias?

I know he is a left hander, he’s 19-4, but I haven’t seen him fight or anything like that. He’s going to go in there with an advantage because he’s probably seen me fight, but it’s what you do in the ring that matters.

This is the first fight you’ve had in a long time where you’re probably the favorite going in. Does that make a difference?

Everything in boxing is mental. Every time I go into a fight, I pay no attention to who is the favorite or anything like that. I go in there thinking like I’m fighting the baddest guy in the division. I train like that too. I expect to be facing a beast of a world champion every time I go in that ring and that’s why I train as hard as I do. You have to always expect the toughest opponent and prepare properly for him and you’ll always be alright.

You took this fight on fairly short notice. Does that bother you at all?

No, I’m always in the gym trying to get ready and see what happens. You never know when opportunity will knock all you have to do is be ready. I just step up the sparring and I’m good to go in a few weeks.

Where have you been training?

I did most of my training at Jabb Gym in Chicago. I like it because it’s so hot in there. You want extreme conditions when you train. If you can do 12 rounds in 100-degree heat, you can do 10 in 80-degree heat.

How do you feel about (WBC Champion) Canelo Alvarez deciding not to face you and face the much-smaller Josesito Lopez instead in his next fight?

That bothers me because the 154 division is stacked. We need to get to the bottom of this and find out who is the best. Nobody knows right now. Mayweather went up in weight and everybody else is seeing where they fit in. For Canelo to go out of the weight division and fight some guy who was fighting at 140 lbs last year… I can’t believe it. I don’t know what to say. It’s bullshit. C’mon, fight somebody in our division!

How do you feel going into this fight?

Every time I fight, I feel better. I’m still learning a lot with every fight. Maybe it has something to do with my only have six amateur fights, but I’m finding I’m a lot more comfortable with every fight. I’m picking up real quick. I’m 29 and I feel good, but I still feel like I could get a lot better. That’s my number one goal: to work hard and get better.

Shogun and Vera Go Head-To-Head Live Tomorrow Night On FOX

Light heavyweights face off tomorrow night as former champion Shogun Rua returns to the Octagon to take on Brandon Vera, plus Lyoto Machida battles Ryan Bader! UFC on FOX live tomorrow night at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on FOX