Monthly Archives: April 2016
Bayamon, PR – 122 pound powerhouse Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle looks to continue his march towards the top of his division when he faces hard hitting Thomas “KO” Snow in an eight round bout Friday, May 13 at the D.C. Armory.
The fight will air live on BET at 10 PM ET.
Living and fighting out of Bayamon, PR, Del Valle’s professional record is 21-2 with 16 wins coming by way of knockout. A former NABA featherweight titlist, Del Valle destroyed Josh Crespo inside of two rounds April 9 in New Hampshire. Against Snow, Del Valle will look for his fourth straight win by stoppage.
Hailing from Capitol Heights, MD, which is 30 minutes from the nation’s capital, Snow enters the ring with an impressive 18-2 ledger and 12 victories via knockout. A winner in eight of his last nine, Snow looks to put the boxing world on notice with a victory in front of his friends and family on the 13th.
“This is my second straight fight against a confident opponent close to their hometown,” Del Valle said from his training camp in Puerto Rico. “Fights like these add fuel to my fire because knocking out Thomas Snow in DC makes a bigger statement than doing it anywhere else.”
Del Valle also thinks a victory over Snow in front of a worldwide audience on BET will play a big role in moving him up the rankings.
“I really believe this fight is going to get me back where I need to be. Fighting on TV is very important at this stage of my career and I’d like to thank Roc Nation for this great opportunity. I also want to thank Thomas Snow for stepping up to the plate, even though he’s going to regret it afterwards!”
Promoted by Roc Nation as part of their “Throne Boxing” series, the card is headlined by a ten round bout featuring rising star Dusty Harrison against contender Mike Dallas.
Former two-weight world champion David Haye will face undefeated Arnold ‘The Cobra’ Gjergjaj on Saturday May 21 as he continues his journey back to the summit the heavyweight division.
The Hayemaker returns to the ring for the first time since January 16 when more than 16,000 spectators packed into The O2 to witness him deliver a signature right hand to KO top 10 WBA ranked Mark de Mori. The fight lasted just 121 seconds in what was Haye’s eighth first round KO of his professional career and 25th knockout in his 27 professional wins.
Haye now turns his attentions to the 31 year old Kosovo-Albanian who has amassed an impressive record of 29-0, with 21 of those wins coming via knockout. The Cobra stands at 6 foot 5 inches tall and most recently tipped the scales at 112 kilograms – his size and strength are expected to pose a real threat.
The Cobra’s 29-0 resume is the second longest winning streak in the heavyweight boxing behind only the current WBC champion Deontay Wilder, who is yet to be beaten in his 36 professional fights, but ahead of Tyson Fury who has 25-0 record. The Cobra has impressive pedigree having sparred with the current WBA and WBO heavyweight champion and, the man he beat for those titles, Wladimir Klitschko.
@antoniotarverjr Antonio Tarver Jr (3-0, 2KOs) of Tampa, FL can’t wait to get back in the ring on Sunday, May 8th
Unbeaten Super Welterweight Kanat Islam @islamkanat Battles Colombia’s
Juan De Angel @juandeangelmbox in Main Event of Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round On Bounce TV On Sunday, May 8 From Lakeland Events Center in Lakeland, Florida
Plus! Unbeaten Prospects Miguel Cruz @miggyc90 & Samuel Figueroa @team_macho_figueroa Go Toe-To-Toe While Hard-Hitting Dennis Galarza @dgthechamp Takes On Mexico’s Yardley Suarez @yardley25.ys
LAKELAND, FLA.- Unbeaten super welterweight and Olympic Bronze medalist Kanat Islam (20-0, 17 KOs) will take on Colombian brawler Juan De Angel (18-3-1, 17 KOs) in the 10-round main event of Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce TV taking place Sunday, May 8 from Lakeland Events Center in Lakeland, Florida.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/PT and features a pair of exciting undercard battles as unbeaten prospects Miguel Cruz (12-0, 11 KOs) and Samuel Figueroa (10-0, 4 KOs) compete in an eight-round super welterweight showdown while featherweight prospect Dennis Galarza (12-1, 8 KOs) faces Mexico’s Yardley Suarez (15-3, 9 KOs) in an eight-round bout.
CARSON, CALIF. – As we near the highly anticipated rematch between former world champions “Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Andre “The Beast” Berto, fighters competing on this Saturday’s Premier Boxing Champions on FOX & FOX Deportes card participated in a final press conference before they enter the ring at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and features an explosive battle between light heavyweight sluggers Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez and Thomas “Top Dog” Williams Jr. plus unbeaten featherweight Jorge Lara taking on former multiple division world champion Fernando “Cucholito” Montiel.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are priced at $209, $105, $53, and $27, plus applicable taxes, fees and service charges, are on sale now and are available for purchase online at AXS.com.
Prior to the start of televised fights, an Official Fan Fest will be held for ticket holders outside of StubHub Center. The events start at 2:30 p.m. PT and features a Corona Beer Garden, food trucks, music from the band Metalachi and autograph signings with popular fighters such as Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares, Shawn Porter and more.
Also in attendance Thursday were heavyweights Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington and “Fast” Eddie Chambers who will compete in a 10-round attraction on the undercard.
Here is what the fighters had to say Thursday from Whiskey Red’s in Marina Del Rey:
“I’m an easy-going guy but this is boxing. He might hate me. I respect him, but I’m coming to take him down and out.
“This is a totally different fight than five years ago. We’re different people. I’m a different guy and so is he.
“Saturday is right around the corner and I’m here. I see loss in his eyes. I’m ready. 100 percent.
“This is a whole new chapter in my saga. I feel like this is my time once again. I’ve only fought in my prime twice. I did a lot of damage at young age. I feel I’m in my prime now. The sky is the limit.
“I feel very at peace being back in Ventura to train. We’re going to capture another world title. We went to training camp for that purpose. My mind is set on being one of the greatest.”
“We had an amazing camp. The situation five years ago, there’s no reason to keep speaking on that. I’m a better man today. I put in the work for this one.
“I’m looking forward to this. Everybody knows me and knows how I get down. I’ll do my talking in the ring.
“Thanks to Victor for taking this fight. All the personal stuff aside, we have to get in the ring and do what we have to do. It’s been five years coming and now we’re here.
“The stuff Victor said on the stage and his body language. I believe he knows he is going to be in there with a different type of animal this time.
“I think he is already defeated. He sees how focused I am. If he has been hearing anything from camp, he knows I’m ready to go.
“He didn’t believe anything he said on the stage. Looking at him face to face, he was trying to tell jokes. I think that he knows that he is going to be in there with a different Andre Berto.”
“My opponent seems to be really confident and it’s my job on Saturday to take that away. We’ve worked hard and we’re ready.
THOMAS WILLIAMS JR.
“I’m just ready to go. This fight was scheduled for March 12, but we always stayed in the gym. We worked smart, not just hard, but smart.
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to fight on this platform. This is going to be a can’t miss fight. Get there and get there early. Don’t blink.”
“I’m proud to be here. We’re ready for a great fight on Saturday night. I want everyone to see how much hard work I’ve put into this fight.
“It means a lot to me to be able to collide with a great champion like Fernando Montiel.”
“It means a lot to be a part of a dynamic card that his highlighted by this great rematch between Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto.
“It’s going to be a great night of fights. I’ve had a lot of ups-and-downs throughout my life but I’ve always worked hard. I’m just excited to get in the ring on Saturday night.
“I am a five-time world champion and I’ve been fighting for 20 years but I know on Saturday night that I’m going to have one of the best nights of my career.”
“It’s an honor to be here and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to fight someone like Eddie Chambers. He has so much experience and class.
“It means a lot to me to come from a little town called Vallejo and to make it all way up here to fighting at StubHub Center.
“I’m looking to take advantage on Saturday night and step forward in my career. We’ve been working hard and putting things together
“I’m excited for everyone to see the new and improved Gerald Washington.”
“I want to thank my team for getting behind me and bringing me out there. I’m thankful to Gerald for taking this fight. Not everyone would take this fight.
“This is my chance to get back in the good graces and get back to the top level of this sport.
“You should show up early so you can see this one, it’s going to be a great fight.”
“Knockout Night at the D” returns May 21Arif “The Predator” Magomedov hunts downAndrew “Hurricane” Hernandez in Las Vegas Live on CBS Sports Network outdoors from DLVEC
LAS VEGAS – Fresh off of its wildly successful inaugural event, “Knockout Night at the D” returns Saturday night, May 21, with the second event of its 2016 series, as undefeated middleweight Arif “The Predator” Magomedov takes on upset-minded Andrew “Hurricane” Hernandez in the 10-round main event, airing (8 p.m. PT / 11 p.m. ET) live on CBS Sports Network from under the neon lights at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) outdoor venue.
The “Knockout Night at the D” series, presented by the D Las Vegasand (DLVEC), is promoted by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions. The May 21st show is presented in association with Main Events and in association with Shamo Boxing Promotions.
“Our recent Knockout Night at the D event was a great success, so needless to say, we are excited for next month’s fights,” said Derek Stevens, CEO of the D Las Vegas and DLVEC. “Outdoor boxing is continuing to boom in Las Vegas and we look forward to watching this series grow and develop.”
“Both Roy and I were pleasantly surprised at the outcome from our April card,” commented Keith Veltre, CEO / Founder of Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions. “The support that Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions received from the boxing community superseded our expectations. Neon Star Media and the DLVEC went above and beyond to deliver an incredible show to Las Vegas. With the constant support from the community and a partner such as Derek Stevens, we know that we can make this series one of the best in boxing.”
Magomedov (17-0, 10 KOs), who is promoted by Main Events, is rated among the top 15 middleweights by the four major sanctioning bodies: WBC #2, WBO #3, WBA #5 and IBF #14. The gifted Russian (pictured to right) captured his NABO title belt 10 months ago, winning a 10-round unanimous decision against previously undefeated Derrick Webster (19-0). Last December in his most recent action, Magomedov (pictured to right) stopped Jonathan Tavira in the seventh round.
Magomedov’s expansive display-case presently holds the NABO. WBO Youth, WBO Asia Pacific, WBA Inter-Continental, WBA Fedelatin, UBO Inter-Continental and Russian middleweight title belts.
Andrew “Hurricane” Hernandez
Photo Credits: Twin Flame Images
The 30-year-old Hernandez (pictured to left), also known as “The Pride of Phoenix,” has pulled off his fair share of upsets. In 2015, Hernandez stopped 17-1 Jeff Page, Jr., whose only other loss was to 2-time Russian Olympian and current world light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev, in the 10th round of their UBF Inter-continental super middleweight title fight. Hernandez also upset 12-0 Jerry Odum last year at Madison Square Garden Theater.
In his last fight this past March, Hernandez won in Tacoma when veteran Dionisio Miranda (22-14-2) was unable to answer the bell for the 8th round.
In the 8-round co-feature, super middleweight John “The Phenom” Vera (12-0, 8 KOs), of Fort Worth, Texas, puts his unbeaten record and NABA-USA title belt on the line against Phoenix’ popular Joey “Boxer” Ruelas (10-1-1, 4 KOs).
Seventeen-year-old lightweight sensation Devin “The Dream” Haney (5-0, 3 KOs), of Las Vegas, is scheduled to open the televised portion of the card in a 4-round bout versus an opponent to be determined. A 7-time national amateur champion, Haney is recognized as one of the top teenage boxing prospects in the world.
Unbeaten Virginian Jerren “Hardknocks” Cochran (11-0-1, 4 KOs) takes on former WBC Youth International titlist, Dallas southpaw Tony Lopez (10-1, 3 KOs), in a 6-round featherweight match serving as a television “swing bout.”
Also scheduled to fight on the undercard in 4-round matches, versus opponents to be determined, are two of Las Vegas’ most promising prospects,- junior lightweight Randy Moreno (2-0, 1 KO), and welterweight Jeremy “J-Flash” Nichols (3-0, 2 KOs).
All fights and fighters are subject to change.
Tickets, priced at $99.99 VIP ringside, $49.99 ringside, $24.99 and $14.99 general admission (seated), are on sale at http://www.Ticketmaster.com or http://www.DLVEC.com. Taxes and fees apply to all sold tickets.
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. PT with the opening bout scheduled at 6:00 p.m. PT.
The “Knockout Night at the D” series was developed in partnership with DLVEC and Neon Star Media.
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to http://www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
TITLE Boxing is the official apparel and gloves partner for the “Knockout Night at the D” series.
Saturday, June 11 | 6PM
World Championship Boxing returns to the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, June 11th on the eve of the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade! In the main event, three-time world champion ROMAN “ROCKY” MARTINEZ (29-2-3, 17 KOs) and WBO featherweight world champion VASYL LOMACHENKO (5-1, 3 KOs) face-off for the WBO junior lightweight world championship.
In the co-feature, undefeated lightweight sensation, the Pride of Puerto Rico, FELIX “EL DIAMANTE” VERDEJO (21-0, 14 KOs) returns to “The Mecca of Boxing” as he continues his quest for a world title.
Plus, don’t miss the U.S. debut of Chinese icon ZOU SHIMING (7-1, 2 KOs). Trained by Hall of Famer Freddie Roach, Zou is one of the most popular athletes in China after winning gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Photo credits: Top Rank
BOSQUES – GRAF IN CHINA JUNE 25th
Tampa-St.Pete’s Noemi Bosques (10-6-2, 2 KO’s) continues the year on her fighting world tour as she lands in Beijing, China on Saturday June 25th and will collide against Alesia Graf (25-5, 12 KO’s) in a 12 round Regional title bout. Promoted by Zovi Boxing Promotions. @noemibosques @tonymorgan863
@IBFUSBAboxing (IBF) Featherweight champion Jennifer Han (13-3-1, 1 KO) make the first defense of the IBF belt she won seven months ago against Helen Joseph. The El Paso warrior returns on Friday April 29th at the Southwest
University Event Center
El Paso, Texas. Will battle Liliana Martinez from the Santo Domingo,DR.
Photo credits: @1jenniferhan
Mexican Juan Jose “Piquet” Martinez, was announced to fight on June 11 against unbeaten boricua Felix Verdejo, on a big card to be heald in New York City with the WBO lightweight latino belt on the line.
A fight between two of the best lightweight warriors today, will be given on the frame of the “Great Puerto Rican Parade”, a main Tradition for Boricuas fighter’s, equivalent in importance to the Mexican Independence Day, when the most representative boxing idols go into action.
Martinez, who is in the stage of strength in his physical preparation, said: “This is the opportunity I had hoped throughout my career, the serious work and sacrifice have paid off, I’m where everyone wants to be and just a few come, now I will keep working with the same passion and discipline to reach a world title fight in the near future”, he said. And added: “Verdejo is an undefeated fighter who has a good reputation and has shown great things, I do not trust in the poor performance he does on the last fight, we all have bad nights and my intention is to bring that title to Mexico because Mexican fighters can win anywhere in the world”, said the 29-year old fighter from Ecatepec, México.
Photo: @peperod62 @promodelpueblo
OSCAR DE LA HOYA CHALLENGES DONALD TRUMP TO COME SEE FIRSTHAND ‘WHAT MEXICANS AND MUSLIMS CAN ACHIEVE’
OSCAR DE LA HOYA CHALLENGES DONALD TRUMP TO COME SEE FIRSTHAND ‘WHAT MEXICANS AND MUSLIMS CAN ACHIEVE’
GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS CHAIRMAN AND CEO OFFERS GOP FRONTRUNNER WHO HAS DISPARAGED MEXICANS AND MUSLIMS THROUGHOUT HIS CAMPAIGN TWO FREE RINGSIDE SEATS TO
CANELO VS. KHAN
Laying down the gauntlet against Presidential Candidate Donald Trump for his disparaging comments about Mexicans and Muslims, Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO today offered the GOP frontrunner two free ringside seats to watch the Canelo vs. Khan super-fight showdown on May 7 in Las Vegas during a live interview on Fox Business News TV’s “Cavuto Coast to Coast.” On Cinco de Mayo weekend, De La Hoya will bring together Mexican superstar, WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight Champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) and British Muslim boxing star Amir “King” Khan (34-3, 19 KOs) at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for an international boxing event that will be broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. “I want to take this opportunity to invite Mr. Trump to the Canelo vs. Khan fight on May 7 in Las Vegas,” said Oscar De La Hoya during his interview with Neil Cavuto on “Cavuto Coast to Coast” today. “I have Amir Khan, a Muslim fighter from the UK, fighting against the most popular boxer in Mexico, Canelo Alvarez, opening up the new T-Mobile Arena. We have an opportunity to show Mr. Trump just what Mexicans and Muslims can achieve — and in a city that screams America: Las Vegas. Trump, let me invite you so that you can see what a Mexican and a Muslim can generate.” Raised in East Los Angeles by Mexican immigrant parents, De La Hoya named Trump when asked how he came up with the Canelo vs. Khan match, citing Trump’s controversial comments of Mexican immigrants and Muslims as an incentive to bring these two popular and diversely cultural fighters together in the ring. @GoldenBoyBoxing
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