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ROC NATION SPORTS + MIGUEL COTTO PROMOTIONS PRESENT
WBC MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION MIGUEL COTTO
VS. DANIEL GEALE
ON JUNE 6, 2015 AT BARCLAYS CENTER IN BROOKLYN TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO® -Tickets On Sale Wednesday, April 22 at 10:00 AM ET-
NEW YORK – Roc Nation Sports and Miguel Cotto Promotions are pleased to announce the next highly anticipated battle for Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO’s), the reigning WBC Middleweight and Ring Magazine World Champion and the first native of Puerto Rico to become world champion in four different weight classes. On June 6, 2015, Cotto will defend his titles against former Two-Time World Champion Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KO’s) of Australia in a fight that will be televised live on HBO from @BarclaysCenter in Brooklyn.
Tickets are priced at $500, $350, $250, $200, $150, $100, $50 and $25, not including applicable service charges and taxes, and go on sale Wednesday, April 22 at 10:00 AM ET. Tickets will be available at http://www.barclayscenter.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com and at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Thursday, April 23 at 12:00 PM ET. To charge by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
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BOB ARUM, Top Rank CEO
“Manny is motivated, he’s ready for the fight. I expect a great performance from him.
“It’s a very interesting fight because Floyd is a defensive specialist who has a good right hand and picks off his opponents. He’s an extraordinarily good fighter.
“Pacquiao’s strength is speed, particularly his foot speed and the fact that he throws so many punches and attacks from low angles. He really hits harder than Floyd does, so that’s really what it’s going to be about.
“Floyd has a different defense than Juan Manuel Marquez. His defense is primarily his shoulder roll. A lot of his defense is geared against a right handed fighter. With that said, I think Manny is going to surprise a lot of people with how he is going to be able to reach Floyd.
“I would say Manny is more motivated for this fight than any other fight I’ve seen him prepare for.
“I’m looking forward to May 2. I love Manny’s chances of winning, that’s the main thing. He looks great, he’s motivated, no nonsense, and I think he’s going to put on a performance for the ages. It’s going to be hard for him to top his performance against Oscar De La Hoya, but I think he will in this fight.”
MANNY PACQUIAO, Eight-Division World Champion
“I feel very excited for the fight.
“I have a lot of sparring partners that are similar to Floyd’s fighting style, we have done well. We know what to expect.
“I have watched tape on Floyd to make sure that our strategy and technique in training camp is correct.
“My entire career defines my legacy; I have already accomplished great achievements in my career while excelling in different weight divisions. This fight is an additional achievement in my career; it’s the biggest fight in boxing history.
“I can say that beating Floyd would be the biggest victory of my career.
“More people are interested and informed about this fight now than they would’ve been five years ago.
“Style wise, I am the same fighter I was five years ago. My determination, inspiration and killer instinct is the exact same as it was five or six years ago.
“For me, boxing is my passion. I enjoy boxing and giving honor to my country of the Philippines. My concern is to bring an exciting fight to my fans. My first concern going into every fight is how will be to be able to entertain my fans, give them enjoyment and make them happy.
“The reason I am so loved by fans is because of my reckless style of fighting. People like exciting fights with actual punches being thrown.”
ROBERT & CASEY GUERREROJOIN ARKANSAS TECH AND BE THE MATCH IN EFFORT TO BREAK WORLD RECORD FOR BONE MARROW REGISTRIES
RUSSELLVILLE, ARKANSAS – Six-Time and Four-Division World Champion, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, will join Arkansas Tech University and BeTheMatch.org in an effort to break the world record for bone marrow registries in a 24-hour period. In addition, the group will attempt to break the 1-hour world record for registries as well. Arkansas Tech’s Be The Match bone marrow registry event will begin at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, and continue through 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, on the university’s campus.
Joining “The Ghost” will be his wife, Casey Guerrero, who is a cancer survivor and a recipient of a bone marrow transplant from the BeTheMatch.org registry (National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP). Together they will inspire everyone on campus and help students register while relaying the important message of being a donor.
“What an honor to be invited to this great event put on by Arkansas Tech University and BeTheMatch.org,” said Robert Guerrero. “Casey and I are going to do our part to help register as many people as possible. I really believe we are going to break the records. Many lives will be saved and that brings me great pleasure. I’m super motivated and can’t wait to get on campus and go to work.”
Dr. Jason Warnick, associate professor of psychology, and Dr. Julie Mikles-Schluterman, associate professor of sociology, are spearheading the drive at Arkansas Tech.
“Registering with Be The Match is a quick and painless experience,” said Dr. Jason Warnick. “There is a small amount of paperwork to complete, a cheek swab and then you are done. In all, the process takes about 10 minutes. It is amazing to think that such a small investment of time and effort on our part could lead to saving the life of another human being.”
The first 3,000 individuals who register with Be The Match during the 24-hour drive at Arkansas Tech will receive a free T-shirt courtesy of the Arkansas Tech Student Government Association.
Be The Match registry drives focus on individuals age 18-44 due to medical research that indicates that age group is most likely to provide a successful bone marrow transplant. Be The Match registration is free for individuals age 18-44.
Individuals age 45-60 may register with Be The Match at www.bethematch.org with a donation of $100.
Boxing’s most avoided world championGuillermo Rigondeaux heading to UK next month To publically confront Scott Quigg
CORK, Ireland – Unified super bantamweight world champion Guillermo “The Jackal” Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs), arguably the most avoided reigning world title holder in modern boxing history, will travel to London next month in order to publicly confront his mandatory challenger, Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KOs), the World Boxing Association (WBA) “regular” 122-pound division titlist.
A month ago in an unusual move, Rigondeaux’ manager Gary Hyde formally petitioned the WBA to enforce a mandatory title fight between his WBA Super champion and Quigg. Hyde is awaiting the WBA’s decision. Rigondeaux is also the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and The Ring magazine’s super bantamweight champion.
A reigning world champion hasn’t been avoided by other world champions and top contenders like Rigondeux has for the past two years since, perhaps, junior middleweight Sergio Martinez, or possibly all the way back to middleweight Mike McCallum.
The top three super bantamweights in the world outside of Rigondeaux – International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Council (WBC) champions, Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz, respectively, plus Quigg – have avoided the Cuban great like the plaque. Once Santa Cruz’ promoter at the time, Oscar de la Hoya, announced that a Rigondeaux-Santa Cruz had to happen, Santa Cruz’ powerful adviser, Al Haymon, exercised a contract option and bought him out to avoid a fight with ‘Rigo.’ Frampton’s promoter, Barry McGuigan, has proclaimed his fighter, not Rigondeaux, as the No. 1 super featherweight in the world. McGuigan, though, is interested in Frampton fighting Quigg in a U.K. showdown, rather than a world mega-fight for three of the four major sanctioning world titles. As the “regular” WBA champion, Quigg is Rigondeaux’ mandatory challenger, yet, he apparently wants no part of the two-time Olympic gold medalist because his promoter, Barry Hearn, not only hasn’t pushed the issue, he’s in negotiations with McGuigan for Frampton to fight Quigg.
@willie_elmongoose_monroejr fighter looks to produce one of the biggest upsets of the year. His quickness and reach advantages over GGG will look to plan Attack and not fight GGG fight that night.
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Superstar GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN and
Top-Rated Challenger WILLIE MONROE JR. will host a Los Angeles press conference to announce their World Middleweight Championshipshowdown on Saturday, May 16 at the Forum. Presented by K2 Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with Banner Promotions and the Forum, the event will be televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing®beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. @BannerBoxing @gggpromotions
GLEN “JERSEY BOY” TAPIA AND NEW YORK’S “IRISH” SEANIE MONAGHAN HEADLINE TITLE DOUBLEHEADER AT PRUDENTIAL CENTER
@realglentapia and @seaniemono
truTV® to Televise Main Events Live
on Friday, May 8 at 10 P.M. ET
NEWARK – Local favorites and Top-10 contenders GLEN “Jersey Boy” TAPIA and “Irish” SEANIE MONAGHAN will headline an action-packed boxing card to be televised live on truTV at 10 p.m. ET – on Friday, May 8 from Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
Tapia, who hails from nearby Passaic, will defend his NABO junior middleweight title against one-time world title challenger MICHEL SORO of France. Monaghan, the undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental light heavyweight champion from Long Beach, NY, will risk his undefeated record, title and No. 3 world rating when he battles 2000 Olympian CLEITON CONCEIÇÃO from Brazil. The four warriors boast a combined record of 91-8-3 (61 KOs) and a winning ratio of 89%, with over two-thirds of their victories by way of knockout.
Promoted by Top Rank®, tickets to the Tapia vs. Soro / Monaghan vs. Conceição boxing event will go on sale This Friday! April 10, beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET. Tickets are available at $105, $60, $40 and $25, plus applicable taxes and fees, and may be purchased online at http://www.Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets may also be purchased at Prudential Center’s box office beginning Monday, April 13, at 11:00 a.m. ET. @trboxing @ToddDuboef @Bradleyajacobs @FrankStea @Boxeolarevista @BobArum @CarlMoretti @JasonMTang @FreddieRoach @SportsScienceLab @MarvinSomodio
@GoldenBoyBoxing UNDEFEATED MANUEL “TINO” AVILA TO TAKE ON THE PHILIPPINES’ ROLLY LUNAS AT MAY 7 LA FIGHT CLUB SHOW
LIVE FROM THE BELASCO THEATER IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES AND ON FOX SPORTS 1 & FOX DEPORTES
The May 7 edition of Golden Boy Promotions’ successful new series LA FIGHT CLUB will feature the undefeated Manuel “Tino” Avila (16-0, 7 KOs) from Fairfield, California facing off against Rolly Lunas (34-9-1, 20 KOs) in a 10-round super bantamweight
bout at The Belasco Theater and televised live on
FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes at 10:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. PT.
In the co-main event Mexicali, Mexico’s Diego De La Hoya (9-0, 6 KOs) will compete in an eight-round featherweight bout. Opening up the telecast, Los Angeles native, Oscar Negrete (8-0, 3KOs) will get in the ring for a six-round super bantamweight bout and Los Angeles fan favorite Nick Arce will be featured in a four round featherweight bout hoping to make air time. Also, Los Angeles rising stars, lightweight Jesus Ivan Delgado (4-0-1, 1 KO) and bantamweight newcomer Miguel Alcantara who will make his professional debut, will be featured in separate four-round fights. @GoldenBoyBoxing @RealOscarDeLaHoya
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