De La Hoya Beats Del Valle In Hard Fight

@diegodelahoya94 beats @orlanditoboxing 

Mexicali’s Diego De La Hoya (16-0, 9 KOs) came out in full force in his WBC Youth Super Bantamweight title defense against Luis “Orlandito” Orlando Del Valle (22-3, 16 KOs) of Baymon, Puerto Rico as the HBO Pay-Per-View telecast opener on Mexican Independence Day weekend. As a classic Mexico vs. Puerto Rico boxing match rivalry, there wasn’t a single dull moment in the De La Hoya vs. Del Valle matchup as both fighters were relentless in the ring. In round six, after deflecting punches, Del Valle stumbled back in the ring with De La Hoya continuing to go after him. In the end, De La Hoya’s aggression made all the difference as the judges announced a unanimous decision victory for Diego De La Hoya. “We knew this fight was going to be difficult we knew we were going up against an opponent who had a flood of experience,” said Diego De La Hoya. “There were moments where the fight was complicated, but I was able to hurt him consistently with shots to the head. My most effective shot was the uppercut, and once I found that out, I consistently used it. I’m glad for the victory to bring this fight for all the Mexican fans tonight in front of such a venue has been a dream come true for me.” “I know how I performed in the ring. I trained hard, brought my skills to the ring, and left it all there,” said Orlando Del Valle. “He was the better fighter, and that’s that. There are no excuses on my part. I wish Diego the best.” Photo: @staceyverbeek 

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Ali Beats Corral to UD Victory 

Brooklyn’s Welterweight Sadam Ali (23-1, 13KOs) @theworldkidali out-gunned Saul Corral (21-8, 12KOs) to a unanimous decision win. Judges scores 99-91, 99-90 twice. 

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Tanajara Jr. Pounds Garcia In UD Victory 

Lightweight Hector Tanajara Jr. (7-0, 4 KOs) @hector_tanajara Outworks Roy Garcia (3-20-1, 2 KOs) to a unanimous decision victory All three judges scored the bout 40-36. 

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Franco Clobbers Bazan by KO 

Young bantamweight Joshua Franco (7-0, 4 KOs) @joshuafranco_1 “The Professor” brings his San Antonio, Texas pride and power to @attstadium with a demolition stoppage of Brian Bazan (9-3, 6 KOs) laying him out at in round three by a devastating shot that ended Bazan’s night by KO victory.

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Ochoa Tops Montoya In UD Win

Brooklyn’s super lightweight Zachary Ochoa (16-0, 7KOs) @zacharyochoa banged in a hard fought fight against game Daniel Montoya (11-5, 8KOs). Beating him by unanimous decision victory The scores read 79-73 twice and 80-72 for Ochoa. 

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Salazar Out Points Smith 

Alexis Salazar @laberinto_lml (8-3, 3 KO’s) takes the unanimous decision beating Larry “SloMo” Smith (10-29-1, 6KOs) in a competitive contest at @attstadium 

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Yarde Crushes Johnson 

Britain’s Anthony Yarde (8-0, 7KOs) destroys Rafer Johnson(11-22, 5KOs) in a flash at the official time of 2:10 of the 1st round. Yarde remains undefeated with the TKO.

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Weights From Philadelphia 

Thomas LaManna 146.1 – Dusty Hernandez-Harrison 146.8
(USBA Welterweight Title) 

Ray Edwards 256 – Dan Pasciolla 245

Kenneth Sims Jr. 144.6 – Gilbert Venegas 144.5

Devin Haney 136 – Mike Fowler 132

LeRoy Davila 119.5 – Edgar Cortes 121.3

Malik Jackson 147.2 – Anthony Young 148.8

Jaron Ennis 143.3 – Eddie Diaz 144.1 

Darryl Bunting 165.2 – Darryl Gause 162.5 

Venue: 2300 Arena
Promoters: Final Forum, GH3 Promotions, Peltz Boxing

1st Bell: 8 PM ET

TV: CBS Sports Network (10 PM ET)

JESUS ROJAS AND MARVIN CABRERA SIGN WITH GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS.

JESUS ROJAS AND MARVIN CABRERA SIGN WITH GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS.

LOS ANGELES – Two of the most exciting fighters to emerge from Puerto Rico and Mexico, featherweight standout Jesus Rojas, of Caguas, Puerto Rico and former amateur boxing star Marvin Cabrera of Mexico City, will join Golden Boy Promotions, the Los Angeles-based promoter announced today. 

Jesus Rojas (23-1-2, 16 KOs), is scheduled to fight this Saturday, September 17 for the vacant WBA Fedecaribe Featherweight title against the tough Jesus “Chuito” Valdez (16-1-1, 6 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round fight at the Coliseo Hector Sola Bezarez in Caguas, Puerto Rico. The 23-year-old Cabrera, who is scheduled to make his professional debut on the October 7 edition of LA FIGHT CLUB, will compete in the super lightweight division and is trained and managed by former two-division world champion Daniel Ponce De Leon.

“Jesus Rojas and Marvin Cabrera are a pair of young men we’ve been watching, and now that they are in a place to transition, we are honored to be able to work with them and help bring them to the top of the sport,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Rojas and Cabrera have all the tools to become a world champions, and in addition, they both have a rare star quality that will excite all Puerto Rican and Mexican fans in the United States and around the world.”

 “I am excited to be representing Golden Boy Promotions and I am going to give it my all to get that world title,” said Jesus Rojas. “I promised my father I wouldn’t quit and although he is no longer with us, it is a promise that I will keep. I know that there will be challenges ahead, but at this point in my career, I can only think of the excitement and great things to come. I want to take care of my family and not only that, do what I’ve dreamed of doing since I was a ten year old boy fighting in the streets of my Puerto Rican neighborhood.”

 “I’ve worked with Jesus Rojas since 2014, when I saw him demolish his opponent, Juan Jose Beltran via knockout,” said Javier Bustillo, Manager of Jesus Rojas. I had heard rumors of the great talent that was before me, and from the moment I started working together, I knew we struck gold. I haven’t worked with a fighter that demonstrates the amount of talent like Rojas does. Signing with Golden Boy Promotions is a dream, not just because the opportunities that will be open because of this partnership but because Rojas is going to be exposed to a whole new fan base and a whole new world of boxers who he can ravage through. He is like a gladiator in the ring, tough, a prowler, powerful, and unafraid to step up into the plate. With 23 wins, and more than half of those being knock outs – I couldn’t think of a better fighter at 126 pounds that deserves a chance to show the world what Caguas, Puerto Rico has to offer.”

 “In Mexico, Golden Boy is a big company and everyone aspires to have an opportunity like this,” said Marvin Cabrera. “My dream is to become a world champion, and I think that with Golden Boy by my side, I will be able to achieve my goal. I want to thank all my fans in Mexico for all their support throughout my amateur career and I hope to keep making them proud as a professional boxer.”

 “I made my career with Golden Boy Promotions,” said Daniel Ponce De Leon, Trainer and Manager of Marvin Cabrera. “They helped me achieve my goal of becoming a world champion and also I was able to build a long and fruitful relationship with the company. I grew up with Oscar De La Hoya, Eric Gomez and Robert Diaz by my side and I am looking forward to this new stage of my career as they support me in creating the next champion of the sport, Marvin Cabrera.”

 Entering the ring at the young age of 10, Caguas, Puerto Rico’s Jesus Rojas has been a brawler since elementary school. Entering boxing as a young child, he has never stopped, with 200 plus amateur fights representing Puerto Rico at home and abroad. At the age of 18, the gladiator decided to turn pro, quickly demolishing all his opponents that stormed his way. It was in a tough loss against fighter Jose Angel Beranza in which he hurt his hand, keeping him out of the ring for a short time. Since his first and only loss, Rojas has turned up the heat in the ring, proving to the boxing world that he was not to be forgotten, facing tough opponents throughout New York, California, and abroad. Rojas became a household name when he faced off veteran warrior Jorge “Travieso” Arce at the MGM’s Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Scoring the No Contest decision, Rojas’ popularity grew within the boxing aficionados. Rojas proceeded to take on a slew of fighters including Juan Jose Beltran, Juan Carlos Pena, and Jorge Lara. His last performance in the ring was fighting for the vacant WBA-NABA featherweight title against Kiun Evans, which he won via first round knockout. Signing officially with Golden Boy Promotions this September, the 29-year-old, is ready to represent Golden Boy in a new era of his career, becoming one of the hottest prospects to hit the 126 pound division.

 On the Mexican youth national team for two years and on the elite team for five years, Cabrera was a 16-time national champion who twice competed in the world championships. He also won a Bronze medal in the Central American Games, among several other accolades, on route to a 135-15 record. In 2012-13, Cabrera compiled a 12-5 record in the World Series of Boxing league, and while staying in the amateur ranks in order to earn a shot at an Olympic Gold medal was enticing, Cabrera decided that to best take care of himself and his family, becoming a professional was his best option. The member of a fighting family that includes his father and brother, both of whom fought professionally, and a sister, Mexico City’s Cabrera first put boxing gloves on at the age of 10, and later that year, he had his first fight. He was nervous, but he won, and from there, he was all in.

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Second Photo: 

Marvin Cabrera

Smith “Canelo better Take Me Seriously” 

@worldboxingorg Champion @liambeefysmith Ready for @canelo Saturday night at @attstadium 

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#FightWeek 

#CaneloSmith, a 12-round fight for the WBO Junior Middleweight World Championship, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Frank Warren and Canelo Promotions. Gabriel Rosado vs. Willie Monroe, Jr. is a 12-round fight for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Banner Promotions, Joseph Diaz, Jr. vs. Andrew Cancio is a 10-round fight for the NABF Featherweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Diego De La Hoya vs. Luis Orlando Del Valle is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Roc Nation Sports. The event is sponsored by “Tecate, BORN BOLD,” O’Reilly Auto Parts, Hennessey, Adriana’s Insurance, AT&T, and Casa Mexico Tequila and will take place on Saturday, September 17 at AT&T Stadium. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. CT, first fight and the RingTv.com live stream begins at 3:20 p.m. ET/2:20 p.m. CT/12:20 p.m. PT; the preliminary live stream begins at 6:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. CT/3:30 p.m. PT on HBO Boxing YouTube page and select pay-per-view channel providers; with the four fight pay-per-view card produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View and also available via live stream on http://www.goldenboyppv.com beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT/6:00 p.m. PT.

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