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On December 17, 2015, the Cuellar Family’s life changed forever. Sharnae Cuellar had just picked up her husband, Matt from his job at Harris Ranch, where he was a meat packer. The whole family was in the car when California Highway Patrol Officers said a white Chevy pickup (under the influence of drugs) traveling at an unknown speed slammed into the Civic.
Matthew and Sharnae Cuellar along with their three daughters were on their way home that night where their lives forever changed. The parents, Matt and Sharnae died instantly. One of the three girls, Angelina, was in critical conditions and had brain surgery for swelling and head injuries. The other two girls, Ava and Neveah thankfully only had minor injuries.
Through the pain, Ruben Cuellar Jr., lost his daughter but had to remain strong for his grand-daughters and other children. Making decisions on organ donations and funeral arrangements. He donated Sharnae’s eyes which gave the gift of sight to a woman. He constantly kept up with visiting his grand-daughter at the hospital and remained strong like a Champion.
On Saturday, February 6th, the WBC found out it would be Angelina’s Birthday. The WBC was so touched but this horrible tragedy our WBC Cares team nominated the Family as WBC Honorary Champions!
Saturday afternoon, NABF Champion Daniel Valdivia and Family took the task on to surprise the family at a local Bowling alley where they were celebrating Angelina’s Birthday. The Cuellar Family are HUGE Valdivia fans which is why we reached out to Daniel, who without hesitation cancelled an appearance to make this WBC Cares visit happen!
Daniel and Family arrived with gifts from the WBC, and Team Valdivia for the girls! He awarded Ruben Cuellar Jr., with a WBC Honorary Champion medal for his strength and courage during the most difficult time in his life. Daniel gave the girls a WBC Female Honorary Champion mini belt on behalf of their mother, who gave the gift of sight to someone. Plus mini belts for the three girls, and many gifts from the WBC and Team Valdivia.
Cuellar Family, words, gifts, nothing can ever replace the pain in losing a loved one, but know the WBC is proud and honored to welcome you to our WBC Family. Your Family has stay strong, united and loving each other in this life changing situation. Organ donation is something many people are afraid of speaking about, let alone putting the little sticker of “Organ Donor” on Identific Cards. Be proud someone is walking around this earth with a priceless gift, someone can now see the world through Sharnae’s eyes. Sharnae Cuellar is our hero, the Cuellar Family are our heroes. Thank you for your exemplary actions, after your sudden loss. You’ve showed the world what we all can do to give a final gift of farewell to this world.
UNDEFEATED SULLIVAN BARRERA SET FOR LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT SHOWDOWN
ON SATURDAY, MARCH 26 AT ORACLE ARENA IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA
TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO®
NEW YORK, NY – Roc Nation Sports is pleased to announce that Two-Time World Champion and top-rated pound-for-pound fighter Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KOs) will return to the ring on Saturday, March 26, to begin his assault on the light heavyweight division when he takes on undefeated and number one rated IBF light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera (17-0, 12 KOs) in a 12-round bout at Oracle Arena in Ward’s hometown of Oakland, California. The event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
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Future stars will collide in the main event
of the ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’ card that will be
televised Feb. 13 at 11pm ET/PT on UniMas
LOS ANGELES – Two up and coming rising stars and outstanding prospects will battle in an intriguing match that promises a lot of action, when unbeaten Mexican prospect Alex ‘El Cholo’ Saucedo and the rugged American fighter Clarence ‘The Truth’ Booth clash in the February 13 event that will take place at the Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City.
Saucedo, a powerful Aztec puncher who has amassed an impeccable record of: 20-0 and 14 knockouts, will face the always-tough and well-trained Booth, who possesses a record of: 13-1 and 7 knockouts, in an eight round welterweight scrap in the main event of the ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’ card that will be televised at 11pm ET/PT on UniMás.
“I feel very grateful with Top Rank for this big opportunity. I feel blessed. I know that this is a big opportunity for me and this could lead to getting bigger fights, but first I have to win this fight. I am more than ready. I know that I will fight in the main event and I feel very happy and motivated,” said Saucedo.
“I expect a great fight. I’m coming well prepared. We know that Booth is a tough fighter that likes to apply pressure. I also like to go forward, but I know that for this fight I have to use all my tools,” expressed the young fighter that was born in Meoqui, Chihuahua, México, and now resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
On the other hand, Booth also guarantees he will come out victorious.
“I’m going to make a statement. I’m ready for whatever he brings to the ring that night. No matter what it takes, I will get the W,” assured Booth. “I know he is a good fighter, but I’m on a mission. I have kids,” declared the fighter from Saint Petersburg, Florida.
“There will be a lot of action in this fight. I’m coming to wreck his ship,” affirmed the fighter that is riding an eleven-bout winning streak. “If his fans think that this will be a easy win for him, they will be very upset. I’m coming to take away all that he has. I’m going to take it all away,” finalized saying Booth.
In the co-main event of the card, undefeated prospect Andy ‘El Tiburón’ Vences (14-0, 10 KO’s), from San José, California, will face Mexico’s Yardley Suarez (14-1, 8 KO’s) in an eight-round bout in the super featherweight division.
These undefeated prospects will also see action in the card: welterweight Egidijus ‘The Mean Machine’ Kavaliuskas (11-0, 10 KO’s), light heavyweight Oleksandr ‘The Nail’ Gvozdyk (8-0, 6 KO’s), featherweight Toka Khan Clary (17-0, 11 KO’s), among others.
Presented by Top Rank in association with Bash Boxing, tickets to the February 13 ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’ card at the Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City, California, start at $40.00 and can be acquired on: http://www.ValleyFightNight.com or by calling (626) 388-8888.
@c_me_free Cameron Sevilla-Rivera
Fife, Wash., junior middleweight “First and foremost, I want to thank CES for the opportunity. I know they’re putting their fighter through the ringer against someone who will fight back a little bit. He’s a very come-forward fighter and I respect that. I’m excited to see what happens when he takes a step back.”
WORCESTER, Mass. – The following are quotes from Monday’s pep rally / press conference at Rocky’s Food, Spirits & Music in Worcester to promote CES Boxing’s February 19th, 2016 season opener at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I.
The upcoming event features Worcester’s Khiary Gray (11-0, 9 KOs) in the 10-round main event against Washington’s Cameron Sevilla-Rivera (6-2-1, 5 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Youth World Junior Middleweight Title, plus a 10-round co-feature bout between Providence, R.I., middleweight Kali Reis (7-5-1, 3 KOs) and New Mexico’s Victoria Cisneros (12-18-2, 5 KOs) for the vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) Middleweight World Title.
Worcester junior welterweight Freddy Sanchez (7-0, 5 KOs) puts his unbeaten record on the line in a 6-round bout against Lancaster, Pa., vet Evincii Dixon and Alaskan middleweight Fatlum Zhuta (2-0, 2 KOs) returns to Twin River to face Greg McCoy of New Haven, Conn., in a 4-round bout.
Massachusetts junior welterweights Mohamed Allam (1-1) of Holyoke, Julio Perez (3-0) of Marlborough, Timmy Ramos (2-0-1, 2 KOs) of Framingham and Travis Demko (4-0, 1 KO) of Stoughton are featured on the undercard in separate 4-round bouts.
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Super Bantamweight Miguel Cartagena (14-2, 5 KO’s) sparring in camp as he gets set to collide against Ricardo Rodriguez.
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@allstarboxing Cartagena-Rodriguez collide in first Telemundo telecast of 2016
Telemundo’s first boxing telecast of 2016 will feature a ten round super flyweight clash between Miguel “No Fear” Cartagena (14-2, 5 KOs) and Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (12-3, 4 KOs) on Friday, February 26th from the Palm Bay Community Center in Palm Bay, Florida. The WBO Latino belt will be on the line.
The February 26 telecast will be the first of twelve Telemundo boxing events slated for 2016.
The other fight dates are:
March 4 – A La Carte Pavillion, Tampa, FL
March 11 – Blackberry, Mexico DF, MX
March 18 – Blackberry, Mexico DF, MX
June 24 – TBA
July 1 – TBA
July 8 – TBA
July 15 – TBA
August 26 – TBA
September 2 – TBA
September 9 – TBA
September 16 – TBA
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@keithonetimethurman vs. @showtimeshawnp
CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING RETURNS TO PRIMETIME ON CBS WITH PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS BLOCKBUSTER
KEITH THURMAN TO DEFEND WBA WELTERWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST SHAWN PORTER IN BLOCKBUSTER SHOWDOWN
OF ELITE 147-POUNDERS ON SATURDAY, MARCH 12
LIVE ON CBS 8:30 P.M. ET/5:30 P.M. PT
St.Petersburg, FL – WBA Welterweight World Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman will defend his title against former champ “Showtime” Shawn Porter in a blockbuster matchup of two of the world’s best 147-pound fighters on Saturday, March 12 on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS.
The welterweight showdown will air live on CBS at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT from Mohegan Sun Casino Resortin Connecticut. The event, promoted by DiBella Entertainment, is produced by SHOWTIME Sports® for the CBS Television Network, both divisions of the CBS Corporation. The last primetime boxing event on CBS was Muhammad Ali-Leon Spinks on Feb. 15, 1978. @premierboxing @swanson_comm @bwats0n @mwatty1 @wbaboxingofficial @gilberticowba #ThurmanPorter
Rising star Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (14-0, 10 KOs) defeated Mexican brawler Jose De Jesus Macias (18-5-2, 9 KOs) in his first main event Sunday night on Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce TV from a sold out Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee in Immokalee, Florida.
Lubin, of Orlando, showed superior skills by using his quick hands and combination punching to offset Macias’ come-forward style. In round five, Lubin scored a knockdown when he landed a cuffing right hook that forced Macias to touch the canvas with his glove.
The fast rising 20-year-old landed the harder blows and was looking to stop his opponent inside the distance. Macias continued to fight aggressively throughout the contest and he was able to survive and push Lubin to 10-rounds for the first time in his career.
Lubin remained perfect as a professional by scores of 99-90 and 100-89 twice.
ELEGELE TOUGH CUSTOMER ON PBC
Elegele brought the pressure early, hurting De Jesus with an overhand left in round two before he put his opponent on the canvas in round three with a brilliant combination on the ropes. The knockdown came at the end of the round and clearly dazed De Jesus, who walked to the wrong corner after the bell.
A hard left hand punctuated another combination that closed the show for Elegele in round six. The fight was called off by referee James Warring 56 seconds into the round. De Jesus was taken to North Collier Hospital after the fight as a precaution.
Galarza outclassed Amaoko in every facet, winning each round on his way to his seventh straight win. The more active and accurate fighter, Galarza was rewarded with scores of 80-72 on all three judges’ scorecards.
CALDERON WIPES OUT GARCIA IN BATTLE
Welterweight Harold Calderon (9-0, 5 KO’s) from Miami, Florida showed up in a big way by out battling Javier Garcia (7-11-1, 2 KO’s) to a unanimous decision victory judges scores 39-37, 40-36 (2x) in favor for Calderon.
LAMPKIN BLASTS HUMPHERY IN THREE
In an off-television bout, King’s Promotions Dyah Davis (23-4-1, 11 KO’s) shook off a long-layoff by stopping Edgar Perez at 2:59 of round two of their scheduled 6-round Light Heavyweight bout.
Davis, who was fighting just one month after the passing of his father, former Olympic Gold Medal winner Howard Davis Jr., looked very sharp as he scored two knockdowns with body punches and the fight was halted at the end of the 2nd frame.
Welterweights David “Day Day” Grayton ( 14-0, 10 KO’s) blasted tough Daniel Souza Santos (14-10, 11 KO’s) with hardshots to the body and head, Santos battled back in the counter but got caught hard with a low blow that send him down referee James Warring gave him time to recover, Grayton continued to apply the pressure putting Santos down twice ending the bout as Santos could not continue action.
NO FIGHT BOARDERS IN IMMOKALEE
Trouble waters for Featherweight Jamar Saunders (5-15-1, 2 KO’s) as he falls to the Warrior game plan of tough Mexican warrior Jesus Lule (8-15-1, 1 KO’s) no question Lule took the war right to Saunders hurting him with a hard right hand in round 3 set the tone as Lule dominated the contest in six. Judges scored 40-36, 39-37 (2x).
ATKINSON BEATS AGHAYEV
In the opening bout Middleweights Hakeem Atkinson (2-1, 1 KO) gives Farid Aghayev (2-1, 2 KO’s) his first professional loss by unanimous decision win for Atkinson. Judges scores 39-36, 38-37 (2x)