Monthly Archives: October 2015

MERCADO DEMOLISHED GARCIA IN ONE

  
@anthonymercadoraices 
By Damon Gonzalez- Ringside 

Photo credits: Alex Menendez @fotoalexm 

Super Lightweight Anthony Mercado (10-0, 9 KO’s) punched his way to victory, not waiting any time finishing off Javier Garcia from Orlando, Florida.

Machado threw three hard punches quickly getting Garcia in trouble referee James Herring let the action continue Machado using good distance crushed Garcia ending his night at the official time of 1:18 seconds of round one.
#BoothGonzalez Saturday, October 31st at the Osceola Heritage Park – Kissimmee, Florida
@UniMas will air at 11p ET/PT a “Solo Boxeo Tecate” card featuring unbeaten Christopher Diaz (12-0, 7 KO’s) will collide against Karl Garcia from Bayamon, Puerto Rico in the main event.

#SoloBoxeoTecate’ @trboxing will present in association with @AllStarBoxinginc on Saturday October 31 in the exhibition building of the @OHPark_ Osceola Heritage Park. @trboxing @MrGardyroots @ToddDuboef @Bradleyajacobs @FrankStea @Boxeolarevista @BobArum @CarlMoretti @JasonMTang @crystinaponcher @4MikeyWilliams @ChrisFarinaphoto @diamanteverdejo @rickydiamante @pa_imagery

@nicksityar @patlynchboxing22

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FLAZ IMPRESSED IN DEBUT

  
By Damon Gonzalez- Ringside 
Photo credits: Alex Menendez @fotoalexm 

Super Welterweight Nicklaus Flaz (1-0,1 KO) from Vega Alta,PR. Breaks down Bruce Litchmedial (1-1) in two explosive attacking rounds Flaz fighting very compact let his hands go right from the gate.

Flaz didn’t waist no time opening up with hard right hands to the head of Litchmedial who was gain to throw right back Flaz got him in deep waters dropping Litchmedial twice right before the end of round one. 
Flaz continued applying pressure on Litchmedial with hard over hand rights dropping him again referee Frank Santore notices quickly that Litchmedial was hurt waves off the bout at 1:10 seconds of round two for TKO victory for Flaz.

#BoothGonzalez Saturday, October 31st at the Osceola Heritage Park – Kissimmee, Florida

@UniMas will air at 11p ET/PT a “Solo Boxeo Tecate” card featuring unbeaten Christopher Diaz (12-0, 7 KO’s) will collide against Karl Garcia from Bayamon, Puerto Rico in the main event.

#SoloBoxeoTecate’ @trboxing will present in association with @AllStarBoxinginc on Saturday October 31 in the exhibition building of the @OHPark_ Osceola Heritage Park. @trboxing @MrGardyroots @ToddDuboef @Bradleyajacobs @FrankStea @Boxeolarevista @BobArum @CarlMoretti @JasonMTang @crystinaponcher @4MikeyWilliams @ChrisFarinaphoto @diamanteverdejo @rickydiamante @pa_imagery

@nicksityar @patlynchboxing22

TORRES STOPS VERT

  
By Damon Gonzalez – Ringside 
Photo credits: Alex Menendez @fotoalexm 

Lightweight prospect Jean Carlos Torres (2-0, 2 KO’s) demolished Curtis Vert from Seattle,WA. in the opening round.

Torres opened up established jab followed by quick hooks to Vert’s body, Very trying to get inside but was dropped by left hook to the body, Torres quickly attacked throwing another hard left hook to Vert body referee Jemes Warren seen enough waving off the bout at 2:41 seconds of round one.
#BoothGonzalez Saturday, October 31st at the Osceola Heritage Park – Kissimmee, Florida

@UniMas will air at 11p ET/PT a “Solo Boxeo Tecate” card featuring unbeaten Christopher Diaz (12-0, 7 KO’s) will collide against Karl Garcia from Bayamon, Puerto Rico in the main event.

#SoloBoxeoTecate’ @trboxing will present in association with @AllStarBoxinginc on Saturday October 31 in the exhibition building of the @OHPark_ Osceola Heritage Park. @trboxing @MrGardyroots @ToddDuboef @Bradleyajacobs @FrankStea @Boxeolarevista @BobArum @CarlMoretti @JasonMTang @crystinaponcher @4MikeyWilliams @ChrisFarinaphoto @diamanteverdejo @rickydiamante @pa_imagery @nicksityar @patlynchboxing22

WEIGHTS FROM KISSIMMEE 

  
Christopher Diaz 127.6 lbs – vs. – Karl García 127.4 lbs
  
Jean Rivera 121.4 lbs – vs. – Jovany Fuentes 122 lbs
  
Clarence Booth 141 lbs – vs. – Luis Joel González 141.4 lbs 
  
Anthony Mercado 142.8 lbs – vs. – Javier García143 lbs 
  
Jean Carlos Torres 137.4 lbs – vs. – Curtis Vert 136.2 lbs 
  
Nicklaus Flaz 149.4 lbs – vs. – Bruce Litchmedial 149.6 lbs 
Venue: Osceola Heritage Park Promoted: Top Rank,Inc. & All Star Boxing  First Bell: 7:30pm 

MEXICAN SUPERSTAR CANELO ÁLVAREZ SAN DIEGO MEDIA WORKOUT VIDEOS, PHOTOS AND QUOTES

MEXICAN SUPERSTAR CANELO
ÁLVAREZ SAN DIEGO MEDIA WORKOUT VIDEOS, PHOTOS AND QUOTES 

WORKOUT ALSO CELEBRATED THE 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF CANELO’S FIRST PROFESSIONAL FIGHT ON OCT. 29, 2005

 

 
Photo Credit: Gene Blevins/Tom Hogan Photography/Golden Boy Promotions

Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions

 LOS ANGELES  – Mariachis, cake, balloons, streamers and screaming fans were all on deck to greet Canelo Álvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs),former WBC and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, at his San Diego media workout today at House of Boxing Gym ahead of his Nov. 21 middleweight world championship showdown against WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs).

 Oscar De La Hoya, chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, surprised Canelo at the workout with a special presentation to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Mexican superstar fighter’s first professional fight, a fourth-round technical knockout that took place Oct. 29, 2005 in his hometown of Jalisco, Mexico.

 Below is what Canelo, Oscar De La Hoya and his team had to say:

  
CANELO ÁLVAREZ, Former WBC and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion:

 

“We are very prepared for this fight. It has been a great training camp we have been working on technique to make sure we are not surprised on fight night.

 

“I have had great sparring partners for this fight, focusing on Cotto’s style of fighting. We also know he is a southpaw and that has been something we always work on.

 

“I am not afraid of any fighter, but right now I am focused on Cotto. Once this fight is over we can move on to the next big fight.

 

“Every fight at this level has been difficult and the best that we can do is, be prepared. You can’t predict the outcome of a fight, but we make sure to leave not doubts in the ring.

 

“I want to fight the big fights and am not afraid to take risks. I believe my fighting style and opponents over the years have shown that. I am here to prove I am the best and the best way to do that is fighting the best.”

 

OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions:

 

“Canelo Álvarez is ready for November 21. I’ve visited his training camp many times and he is looking great, very strong, very powerful.

 

“Canelo has been fighting for 10 years now, but he’s still only 25-years-old. I think the best is yet to come with him. He has grown as a fighter every year, learning from victories and his losses. Legacy is important to him, and when all is said and done, I know he will be remembered as one of the best in the sport.

 

“November 21 will be a war in the ring. There will be fireworks, and Cotto vs. Canelo will be remembered as another great fight in the historic Mexico vs. Puerto Rico rivalry.”

  
CHEPO REYNOSO, Manager and Trainer for Canelo Álvarez:

 

“I have great respect for Freddie personally, but it is a different kind of respect when you’re in the ring. I am sure Cotto has preparing for this fight, but Canelo has the power, speed and youth to be the best fighter on Nov. 21.

 

“I have seen Canelo grow as a fighter his whole career and I believe he is ready to become the future of boxing and beating Cotto will prove it.

 

“Every fighter has learned from their experiences and Canelo and continues to progress as a fighter. He is only getting better and is a different, stronger, fighter compared to few years ago.

 

“Every day we are pushing Canelo and he does everything without question. He is a dedicated and hungry fighter who takes his career seriously. On Nov. 21 we will raise our arm in victory for Mexico.”

 

EDDY REYNOSO, Head Trainer for Canelo Álvarez:

 

“Canelo is a serious fighter who doesn’t take any opponent lightly. He is always ready and willing to fight the best fighters in the sport.

 

“This is one of the biggest fights in the Puerto Rico vs. Mexico rivalry. And we will prove on Nov. 21 that Mexico is the best.”

 

Cotto vs. Canelo, a 12-round fight for Cotto’s WBC and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Championships, takes place Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The fight is presented by Roc Nation Sports, Golden Boy Promotions, Miguel Cotto Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra; Mexico, Live it to Believe it!; O’Reilly Auto Parts; Tequila Cazadores and Corporate Travel Made Simple (ctms). Also featured on the pay-per-view telecast will be Takashi Muira vs. Francisco Vargas in a 12-round fight for the WBC Super Featherweight World Championship presented in association with Teiken Promotions and Jayson Velez vs. Ronny Rios is a 10-round featherweight. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. 

 

Randy Caballero vs. Lee Haskins is a 12-round fight for the IBF Bantamweight World Championship presented in association with Bristol Boxing Ltd. and will be featured as part of the preliminary undercards available on digital platforms starting at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT.   

 

 

IBF WORLD BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION RANDY “EL MATADOR” CABALLERO TO MAKE HIS FIRST TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST LEE HASKINS HEADLINING THE COTTO-CANELO PRELIMINARY UNDERCARD

  
IBF WORLD BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION RANDY “EL MATADOR” CABALLERO TO MAKE HIS FIRST TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST LEE HASKINS HEADLINING THE COTTO-CANELO PRELIMINARY UNDERCARD

ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 FROM THE MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER
CABALLERO VS. HASKINS WILL BE AVAILABLE LIVE ON MULTIPLE DIGITAL OUTLETS
Photo credits: Jesse Garcia 

LOS ANGELES – Making the first defense of his IBF Bantamweight World Title, Randy “El Matador” Caballero (22-0, 13 KOs) will headline the preliminary undercard preceding the HBO Pay-Per-View® telecast of the Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez event on Saturday, November 21 as he faces off against England’s Lee “Playboy” Haskins (32-3, 14 KOs) at The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.The 12-round world championship bout will be available to view digitally on HBO Boxing’s YouTube Page, TIDAL.com and GoldenBoyPromotions.com, along with other websites and outlets to be announced shortly. Additional undercard fights will be announced separately.
“I am excited to be fighting in one of the biggest cards of the year,” said Caballero. “I have been out of the ring for about a year and it has been hard watching all the great shows, but I am ready to come out strong and defend my title. I know Lee is a tough guy, there is a reason why he is my mandatory, but his style will make me shine on fight night. This training camp has been wonderful, my body feels different, and we have been training very hard to make sure I remain the champion. I feel there is more to accomplish, and this is my big opportunity to shine and stand out on Nov. 21.”
“Randy has the charisma, athleticism, fan-friendly fighting style and now a world title to make him one of the future top stars in the sport,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Fans watching Randy’s fight live at The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and at home on the preliminary undercard on Nov. 21 are in for a real treat when he makes his first title defense against Lee Haskins, who, like Randy, is one of the top fighters in the bantamweight division right now. This fight will be a clash between two warriors and a great precursor to the guaranteed action in the main event with Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez that night.”
 “All my life I have dreamed about boxing in Las Vegas and now my dreams have come true,” said Haskins. “I have great respect for Randy Caballero, and I will be in the best shape of my life with all intentions of bringing the IBF World Bantamweight belt home. You best believe I am as fit as a butcher`s dog. I am counting the days for when I arrive in U.S.A. Let’s get it on!”

The fighting pride of the Coachella Valley in California, Randy “El Matador” Caballero is one of the sport’s most intriguing rising stars and as the IBF World Bantamweight Champion prepares for his Las Vegas debut, he is on the verge of taking his career to the next level in a big way. “El Matador” Caballero has gone from local hero to international standout over the course of a professional career that began in 2010, as his meteoric rise has seen him defeat the likes of Alexis “Beaver” Santiago, Jose Luis “Tapitas” Araiza, Manuel “Suavecito” Roman and Luis “Titi” Maldonado. In 2014, the 25-year-old took his show on the road as he traveled to Kobe, Japan to defeat Kohei Oba via eighth-round technical knockout. The victory earned the 24-year-old Caballero a shot at a world championship, and on October 25, 2014 he packed his bags once again, as he traveled to the Salle des ‘Etoiles in Monte Carlo to defeat England’s Stuart Hall for the vacant IBF World Bantamweight Championship.
British southpaw Lee “Playboy” Haskins has had a big 2015 campaign thus far. The Bristol native regained the EBU Bantamweight Title in February with a decision win over Omar Lamiri and then took the interim IBF Bantamweight crown in June by stopping Ryosuke Iwasa in six rounds. This November, the 31-year-old will attempt to unify the title with the highly touted Caballero and is determined to go back to England with the belt.

#MayPac2 One on One on the Court?

  
That’s Right I Said It!!! Folks you want to see #mayweatherpacquiao2? Ok let’s blog it lets call it they both got skillz right well let’s get them on the court in a one on one game. Exciting? Heck yeah I think this will be something that all can enjoy and especially both of there charities. @floydmayweather @mannypacquiao @mayweatherpromotions @trboxing @leonardellerbe @frankstea @tmz_tv 

Photo credits: Jasmine Brand and @mannypacquiao

Antoine Douglas workout quotes and pictures

  
 ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, Nov. 6, Live at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME
From The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC), across from the D Las Vegas in iconic Downtown Las Vegas.

Photos From Rosie Cohe/SHOWTIME
Antoine Douglas (18-0-1, 12 KOs) held a media workout at The Enigma Boxing on Tuesday as he prepares for his November 6 bout on SHOWTIME.
Douglas, a world-ranked rising middleweight prospect, will put his undefeated record on the line against veteran Les Sherrington (35-7, 20 KOs) in the main event of the prospect-oriented series ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, Nov. 6, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) from the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC), across from the D Las Vegas in iconic Downtown Las Vegas.
 ANTOINE DOUGLAS:

“I know my opponent is a tall southpaw. He likes to fight on the inside and smother his opponents with his punches. It’s a good matchup. I can adjust to any boxer face.

 “I’m satisfied with the way that my career has progressed, taking steps up with each opponent along the way. We’re ready to take that next step, more toward a title shot. 

 “If all goes well with my fight against Les Sherrington I hope to start fighting on Saturday, make that move from ShoBox to SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING. 

 “I see myself fighting for a world title in the near future. There are plenty names in the division that I look at, but only a few guys that hold the titles. I look at Daniel Jacobs and Peter Quillin as guys that I would like to fight. 

 “The Jacobs vs. Quillin fight could go either way. I think I’m leaning more towards Quillin.

 “I was born prematurely. Doctors told my family that I wouldn’t be able to walk or see, but look at me now. My mom is always screaming at my fights because she’s so proud of the fact that I’ve overcome so much.

   “I grew up with my siblings bouncing around at different foster homes from the age of 5. I was running the streets because I didn’t know any better.

 “My cousin adopted us and he first introduced us to boxing.

 “Boxing provided me with a family, structure and disciple. It has made me the person I am today and has brought me success so I can live a better life in the future.

   “My upbringing in the streets prepared me for my career in the ring. I have already been through the battle and if something was to stop me it would’ve already happened.

 “My mom battled addiction when I was younger and she wasn’t in my life. She’s now back in my life and it means a lot to me to have her supporting me with my career. I am also able to provide structure in her life.

 

“It would mean everything to me to have my mom and I celebrate a world title.”

 

THE 28TH ANNUAL WBO CONVENTION KICKED OFF IN ORLANDO 

  
Photo credits: WBO

 ORLANDO, FL- The 28th annual WBO convention kicked off yesterday as hundreds of members from around the world met at the Hilton Hotel in Orlando, Florida for the opening ceremony. The capacity crowd was excited to kick off what promises to be another exceptional year for the WBO, with the opening day featuring a recap of some of the highlights of 2015 for not only the WBO, but all of the regional organizations that makeup the foundation of the WBO.   

  

Kicking off the official reports was WBO secretary Jose Izquierdo, who gave his report on the NABO as well as the WBO Intercontinental. Izqueirdo was pleased to announce an 83% increase in activity from the NABO since 2014. His report was followed by reports from the WBO treasurer, before going over to WBO Vice President Istvan “Koko” Kovacs who presented his report on the growth of WBO Europe. Vice President Jorge Molina followed up with his report on WBO Latino, noting that there were more WBO Latino championship fights than there had been in 2014 and 2013. The success of Molina in Latin America was made all the more pronounced when taken into account that several Latin American countries such as Brazil have been experiencing an unfavorable political climate for boxing in general. Also presenting reports were WBO member Markus Aslani who discussed the success of WBO women’s boxing, noting the runaway success of junior middleweight champion Hanna Gabriel of Costa Rica, who is quickly emerging as one of the brightest stars in the sport.  

  

Perhaps one of the most eagerly anticipated reports came from Luis Batista Salas, who discussed some of the WBO’s most eye opening moves in 2015. In particular, the highly publicized decision to strip Floyd Mayweather of the WBO welterweight title for his refusal to comply with the WBO rules regarding holding belts in multiple weight divisions. The move earned the WBO a tremendous amount of credibility with both boxing fans and insiders, who recognized that the WBO was surrendering what promised to be a tremendous sanctioning fee from Mayweather in order to ensure that its rules were followed by every fighter: even Floyd Mayweather. It may have cost the WBO a great deal of money, but it showed the world that the WBO was an organization that was both fair and just, and that would enforce the same rules and the same standards for all of their champions.  

  

One of the most exciting developments for the WBO came from Vice President Leon Panoncillo, who discussed not only the WBO Asia Pacific and his role in its continued growth and success, but also the growing role the WBO has in boxing in China. Since adding China to his already busy docket (which includes running WBO Asia Pacific, WBO Africa, and WBO Oriental) Panoncillo has seen boxing explode in China. Not only has the WBO China National championship been born, but the WBO now is working with Top Rank and SECA to be part of the exciting League of Fists tournament. The WBO will be awarding the winner of the tournament the WBO Greater China championship belt, which will help propel the winner into the WBO rankings. Without a doubt the future is looking bright for the WBO and boxing in China.  

  

If that wasn’t impressive enough, Panoncillo also was making moves to expand WBO Africa into Ghana, giving the WBO an even stronger international presence.  

  

Closing out the opening day was President Francisco Valcarcel’s President’s Report. President Valcarcel took time to speak about a program that is central to the WBO: the WBO Kids Drug Free Program. As the WBO convention was titled “more than just boxing” there was little doubt that the Kids Drug Free program would be highlighted, but even the toughest members of the boxing community were deeply moved by the presence of two young men who, thanks in part to the WBO and the Kids Drug Free Program, have turned their lives around. The young men, aged 16 and 21, were first introduced to boxing thanks to a WBO program while incarcerated in a juvenile detention center, and both young men were proud to tell the executive committee and the member’s in attendance how important boxing, and the WBO, were in helping them turn their lives around. It was a moving and powerful moment that exemplified what makes the WBO such a well respected organization all over the world of boxing.  

 

BOOTH STOCK INVESTMENT 

  
By Damon “LatinBox” Gonzalez 
St.Petersburg, Florida. – Rest assured, Clarence “The Truth” Booth (12-1, 7 KO’s) @sonofstpete knows exactly what he’s doing. Just finishing off some drills fight week at the St.Pete Boxing Club, Come this Saturday night in Kissimmee, Florida. Booth will enter the ring to face Puerto Rican fighter Luis Joel Gonzalez (11-1-1, 6 KO’s) in a fight that I predict will end at a stoppage. Simply for this who don’t know of Booth pay close attention to this lightning quick hard puncher that will rise extremely quick with in the next year. @nicksityar @biofitlab @MrGardyroots @ToddDuboef @Bradleyajacobs @FrankStea @Boxeolarevista @BobArum @CarlMoretti @JasonMTang @crystinaponcher @4MikeyWilliams @ChrisFarinaphoto @diamanteverdejo @rickydiamante @pa_imagery @nicksityar @patlynchboxing22 @trboxing