LOS ANGELES – It was one year ago that Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya, HBO Sports President Ken Hershman, and Mexican superstar boxer Canelo Álvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) hosted a press conference in Los Angeles to announce a major new agreement granting HBO Sports exclusive rights to televise Canelo’s fights in the U.S.

Canelo’s road to HBO was paved by his perseverance and desire to become one of boxing’s best. He has never shied away from fighting the toughest fighters in his quest for greatness, earning the respect of fans, media, and even his rivals. On May 9, 2015, Canelo made his first appearance on HBO Sports since announcing his exclusive deal with the network and secured an impressive victory over the dangerous James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland before a crowd of more than 31,000 screaming fans at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Canelo vs. Kirkland registered the highest viewership for an HBO World Championship Boxing event since 2006 generating an average of 2.1 million views for the live airing of the event.


“I am pleased to celebrate my first anniversary with HBO. HBO is my family, and I am glad to be home. Together, we will continue to make history. I look forward to celebrating many anniversaries together with all my family members at Golden Boy Promotions and HBO. I will continue producing the best possible fights for my fans and will blindly dedicate myself to my best performances every time,” Canelo Álvarez said.


“The fans absolutely love Canelo. They are loyal and are the most passionate fans of any fighter in the sport of boxing today. Canelo’s exciting fighting style keeps them coming back, and he works hard to not let them down, both inside and outside of the ring. HBO is the best network for boxing, hands down, so I knew it would be the right home for Canelo and the best way for his fans to see him in action,” said Oscar De La Hoya.


“HBO Sports is thrilled to be the U.S. television home of Canelo Alvarez,” said Ken Hershman, President of HBO Sports. “He is one of the sport’s brightest superstars and our platform is ideally suited to maximize all of his goals and dreams. At only 25 years old he has so many incredibly exciting chapters ahead of him. We at HBO are looking forward to being an integral part of what will be a historic career.”


Canelo is a knockout artist known for his tremendous power and durability against the toughest opponents in the ring who made his professional debut at 15-years-old and quickly became one of the most popular fighters in the sport. His fan base spread quickly in his home country of Mexico as his style captured and enthralled fans. His fan base exploded, crossing the border in to the U.S. and ultimately spreading around the world. Canelo’s good looks and charisma outside the ring attracted a legion of fans from around the world rooting for him every step of the way on his journey to the top.


A former world champion, Canelo is eager to once again hold a title and will get the opportunity again on Saturday, Nov. 21 when he faces reigning WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Miguel Cotto in a classic Mexico vs. Puerto Rico rivalry battle. The event will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View. The epic battle is being called by many the most anticipated fight of 2015 and will also mark Canelo’s first Pay-Per-View appearance since his exclusive agreement with HBO.


For Canelo, this is still only the beginning. The way he sees it, the best is yet to come and the fans will be able to watch him every step of the way on HBO.




Report: Damon Gonzalez
Photo credits: Alex Menendez @fotoalexm 

Welterweight Jamal “Shango” James (18-0, 9 KO’s) takes a unanimous decision win over Juan Carlos Abreu ( 18-2-1, 17 KO’s) in a sold out crowed at Full Sail Live in Winter Park, Florida on the Main Event of Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce TV. 

The fight had its moments James landing the higher percentage shots Abreu fighting in places were he doesn’t belong took to many shots from the on coming James. 

Abreu just couldn’t establish himself throughout the fight not sitting on his punches, James dominating most of the rounds in the contest. Judges scores 97-91, 96-92 (2x). @PremierBoxingChamps @BounceTV @WarriorBoxing #PBConBounce 

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Report: Damon Gonzalez
Photo credits: Alex Menendez

@fotoalexm Super Welterweight 19 year old Erickson Lubin (12-0, 8 KO’s) demolishes Orlando Lora (31-6-2, 19 KO’s) at 1:58 seconds of 6th round by TKO victory.
Lubin established himself the the opening round pounding Lora with snapping jabs and sharp right hooks to the body, Lora just rushes forward fighting with no range, Lubin having a field day early on with hard body shots Lora knee hits the canvas referee Frank Santore issued count to Lora towards the end of round one. 

Lubin continued to put Lora’s face through a meat grinder as Lora’s corner seen enough punishment Referee Santore stopped the fight.

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Report: Damon Gonzalez
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Super Welterweight Ronaldo Montes (16-3,14 KO’s) starts off with a counter right hand in the opening round drops “Silky” Wilky Campfort (21-1, 12 KO’s) in an exchange in the opening round. 

Campfort jumped right on Montes right away catching him with a short hook dropping him down Montes hands not discipline drops short arms allowing Campfort stay in close witch was huge mistake for Montes who got clocked again, Campfort ended it with a shot to the body then a over hand left that ends Montes night at 2:59 seconds round 2. Campfort went over ringside after the fight reached his glove out to Austin Trout asking him for the opportunity to fight. 

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Report: Damon Gonzalez
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Super Featherweight Dennis Galarza (10-1, 7 KO’s) used his hard punch to stop Bernardo G Uribe (14-5, 10 KO’s) right in his tracks Galarza using his height fighting Uribe tall, stepping into his jab Uribe having problems early on. 

Galarza was clearly the stronger fighter landing a hard right hand sending Uribe down at 1:12 seconds of round two KO victory.
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Photo credits: Alex Menendez @fotoalexm Report Damon Gonzalez – Ringside
A sensational opening bout at the Full Sail Live in Winter Park, FL. Puerto Rican Welterweight Samuel Figueroa ( 9-0, 4 KO’s) battles Mexican warrior Fernando (4-1, 4 KO’s) giving him his 1st loss in a back and forth battle. 
Both fighters exchange in the center of the ring Paliza was dropped with a hard hook by Figueroa in the opening round. Paliza held his own splitting the guard of Figueroa, No question Paliza was solid and gain right to the final round but it was Figueroa threw a hard left hook flooring Paliza right at the bell at the end of the fight. Judges scores 59-53, 60-52 (2x) 

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@lucasmatthysse LUCAS “LA MAQUINA” MATTHYSSE, Former Interim WBC Super Lightweight World Champion and Number Two Contender for the Vacant WBC Super Lightweight Title: “I feel very good, we have been doing a lot of sparring against fighters who are taller and bigger to make sure we are prepared. I think this is important, I want to make sure I am comfortable in the ring against [Viktor] Postol come Oct. 3. “This is a great opportunity for me. I want to win the title. Winning the title will elevate me to a different level in my career. It will give me a different name and another status in the boxing community. “This is the opportunity to continue fighting the best and the bigger names in the division.”

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@_juan_carlos787 PUERTO RICAN OLYMPIAN CARLOS IVAN VELASQUEZ PREPARES TO FACE SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION JAVIER FORTUNA IN LAS VEGAS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 ON PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS’ “TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS’ ON FS1 & FOX DEPORTES LAS VEGAS, NV – Less than two weeks away from his Tuesday, September 29 super-featherweight world title showdown against undefeated world champion boxer Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (28-0-1, 20 KOs), Carlos Ivan Velasquez (19-1, 12 KOs) is gearing up for the fight of his life. He fights on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS headlined by Fortuna vs. Velasquez, a scheduled 12-round bout from The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT). @premierboxingchamps @fs1 

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@timbradleyjr Timothy Bradley: I understand that Brandon is going to be ready for this fight, but you know me. I embrace a challenge and I know it’s gonna be a challenge on November 7. Under the new guidance of Teddy Atlas and my work ethic, I think we’re going t come out of campo and be in tremendous shape for this fight because their’s no other way to be – especially for a guy like Brandon Rios.

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#BradleyRios Two-division world champion TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY JR., (32-1-1, 12 KOs), of Palm Springs, Calif., and former world champion BRANDON “Bam Bam” RIOS (33-2-1, 23 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif. also featured in the co-main event two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist and reigning WBO featherweight world champion VASYL LOMACHENKO (4-1, 2 KOs)

defending his WBO featherweight world title against Top-10 world-rated contender ROMULO KOASICHA of Mexico.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with the Wynn Las Vegas and Tecate, the Bradley vs. Rios world welterweight championship event will take place on Saturday, November 7, at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. It will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® @Trboxing @HBOBoxing @MrGardyroots @ToddDuboef @Bradleyajacobs @FrankStea @Boxeolarevista @BobArum @CarlMoretti @JasonMTang @crystinaponcher @4MikeyWilliams @ChrisFarinaphoto