Danny Garcia Media Day

Photo: PBC

Philadelphia, PA. – DANNY GARCIA

 “At the end of the day, I prepare myself to be 100 percent ready for anything Thurman does. I’m a true champion because I’m able to adapt to anything he can bring.

 “Training camp has been crucial. We’re working hard and pushing ourselves to the limit. We’ve done everything we have to do so far. It’s almost fight time.

 “We’re just working smart and hard. We’re sharpening and working on a great game plan. I have to stick to the game plan and adjust if I have to.

 “I’ve been in a lot of big fights, so I can’t psych myself out. On March 4 I’m going to show the world again why I’m a real champion.

 “There’s no better feeling than unifying the title. I did it at 140 and now I have the chance to accomplish my goals at 147. It’s up to me to take advantage of it.

 “There’s been a lot of trash talk, but come March 4, that’s all over. We each need to do what we do best, and that’s win.

 “I think I have a lot of advantages. One of them is that Barclays Center is like a second home. I’m the sharper, more patient and more battle-tested fighter. I’ll prove it on March 4.

 “Thurman’s fight against Porter was a good fighter but I’m a different fighter than Shawn Porter. I bring a whole different skill set.

 “It feels good to represent my city. This is what Philadelphia fighters are all about. We rise to the occasion. I’ve been doing it my whole career.

 “There’s a lot of pressure on me to be the best. That’s what keeps me focused. I think about the eyes that are going to be on me and I have to go in there and look my best. These kind of fights really bring out the best in me.”


Keith Thurman Media Workout

Undefeated World Champion Battles Danny Garcia in Main Event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBSPresented by Premier Boxing Champions

Saturday, March 4 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

Photos by Latinbox Sports 


 ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Undefeated world champion Keith “One Time” Thurman hosted media at his training camp in St. Petersburg, FL Wednesday as he prepares to face fellow welterweight world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, Saturday, March 4 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™. 

 Broadcast coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with undefeated rising star Erickson Lubin battling once-beaten knockout artist Jorge Cota in a super welterweight title eliminator bout.


Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, start at $50 (not including applicable fees) and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting http://www.ticketmaster.com, http://www.barclayscenter.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.

 Here is what Thurman had to say Wednesday from the St. Petersburg Boxing Club:



 “At the end of the day, it’s just another fight. My job has not changed since I was seven years old. This is the sport that I love. The name of the game to hit and not get hit, but you know I’m looking to inflict some damage as well.

 “I know Danny is confident coming into this fight. He’s trying to challenge me and hurt me. I have an ‘0’ and I’m not ready to let it go. If you think you can beat me, beat me. It’s going down on March 4.

 “You can expect a world class fight. We’re both great champions with impressive skills. We’re going to be pushing each other and testing each other. I see myself as the smarter fighter. I’ve shown that I can adjust in the middle of a fight. With the experience that I have, I go in there with an objective I’m trying to achieve. If it’s not happening, then I have to use something else. 

 “Ultimately, my heart desires victory at this stage and at this level. I’m looking to do what I do best. Which is be a smart fighter, look for the openings and if I can cause some damage, hopefully I can capitalize on that.

 “I showed against Shawn Porter that when you fully challenge me and make me gut it out, I’m there. I’m a champion and this champion doesn’t lie down for anybody. That fight was a tremendous fight and we showed that we understand each other as fighters. 

 “I thought to myself after eight rounds against Porter, ‘this fight is tied.’ Nothing that happened in the first eight rounds mattered. The fight was going to be decided in four rounds, just like the amateurs. I had to do what Ben Getty always said, ‘smart fighters win and dumb fighters lose.’

 “I just want to keep moving myself up and establishing my legacy. I want to distinguish myself from the other welterweights. The winner of this fight will get the spotlight over everyone else in the division. 


“I’m doing this for my career, for my legacy and for the fans. Without the fans, there’s no legacy. I’ve been boxing for 21 years of my life and I look forward to having some more great years. I’m proud to be living my dream.

 “To get two tremendous fights back-to-back is evidence that I’m on the right track and you could say we’re gaining more power in the sport. I’m getting what I want out of the sport, which are big fights like this. 

 “This is something that the fans are excited about and I’m truly looking forward to this fight. I just want to keep living my dreams and working to become the best fighter in the world. 

 “Establishing a unification of a weight class is my ultimate goal in the sport of boxing. That’s what we’re working for.”


 DAN BIRMINGHAM, Thurman’s Trainer

 “The preparation has been fantastic. Keith has been on both. His long runs, short runs, sprinting, listening to everything in the gym not to mention great sparring. You are going to see a great performance.

 “This is a dream come true for me. I never dreamed of this when I was Youngstown, OH before I came to Florida. When I came here there were guys like Jeff Lacy and Winky Wright that came into my gym who I’ve been fortunate enough to work with. Then came Ben Getty and Keith Thurman.

 “I owe most of this to Ben Getty. I want him to get a lot of the recognition. He really deserves it. I am just trying to continue what he started.

 “Fans are going to see a great performance. They are going to see a well-conditioned, well-trained Keith Thurman. He is very focused on getting rid of Garcia and moving up in the ranks.”


The two-fight SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS broadcast will be just the second primetime boxing presentation on the CBS Television Network in nearly 40 years. It is presented by Premier Boxing Champions and produced by SHOWTIME Sports® for CBS Television, both divisions of the CBS Corporation. 



Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia is a welterweight world title showdown between undefeated 147-pound titlists. The 12-round bout headlines SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, Saturday March 4 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™. In the co-main event undefeated rising star Erickson Lubin battles once-beaten knockout artist Jorge Cota in a super welterweight title eliminator bout on CBS at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.


Acosta Beats Uutoni Moves Into WBO title shot against Tanaka

Report: Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez / Photo credits: HECTOR SANTOS GUIA/ MIGUEL COTTO PROMOTIONS

Caguas, Puerto Rico – Light Flyweight Angel “Tito” Acosta (16-0, 16 KO’s) made a very impressive statement last night in Puerto Rico by crushing Namibian Jafet Uutoni (12-2, 5 KO’s) in a all out war catches Uutoni with a hard shot that ends the bout at 1:01 second of round ten by TKO win for Acosta.

Light Flyweight Angel “Tito” Acosta faces off with @worldboxingorg champion Kosei Tanaka (8-0, 5 KO’s) setting up a clash targeting May 20th in Nagoya, Japan.

Middleweight Magdiel Cotto improves to (7-0, 6 KO’s) after finishing off Daniel Rodriguez from Fajardo by TKO at the official time 1:29 round two. 

Super Flyweight Juan Carlos Camacho “El Indio” (4-0, 2 KO’s) out Punches Luis Villegas to a unanimous decision win, Judges scores 40-36, 40-38 & 40-36. 

Bantamweight Joshuantony Ortiz (3-0, 2 KO’s) belts Josthiel Caraballo (0-2) at the official time 1:11 round one by TKO victory.

Vegabajeño Light Flyweight Janiel Rivera (15-2-3, 9 KO’s) with a impressive TKO victory over Joan Guzman (22-7, 12 KO’s).

Super Bantamweight Edgardo “Eggie” Laboy goes to (12-0, 7 KO’s) scoring a unanimous decision over tough Eliezer Agosto from Bayamon.

Super Lightweight Danielito Zorrilla (3-0, 3 KO’s) Crushes Onix Currás at the official time of 1:29 seconds of round one by TKO victory.

Bantamweight Carlos Caraballo (3-0, 3 KO’s) from Yauco, PR. gets a hard TKO win over Alexis Diaz from Caguas finishing him off at the official time 1:50 round one. 

Super Bantamweight Bryan Chevalier (8-0-1, 8 KO’s) from Bayamon, PR. Took matters in his own hands by finishing off Harold Reyes From Fajardo, Puerto Rico by TKO victory in round five.

NOCHE DE CAMPEONES DIRECTV: ACOSTA VS UUTONI At the Roger Mendoza Coliseum in Caguas is presented by Miguel Cotto Promotions, H2 Entertainment and DIRECTV, along with Gasoline Party In A Pouch, Cyclone Energy Drink, Roots Restaurant, Pan American Language, Savings Furniture, Everlast and La Cordillera Newspaper.

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Prograis Belts Buelvas In One

Photo credits: Scott Foster / Report: Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez 

Biloxi, MS – Rising junior welterweight contender Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (19-0, 16 KOs) defended his NABF title for the first time with a one-round TKO over Wilfrido Buelvas (18-6, 12 KOs) at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Cruiserweight Cedric Agnew (29-2, 15 KO’s) from Houston, Texas. coming off of a 15 month layoff quickly eliminated Martin Verdin (21-20-2, 11 KO’s) from Dulac, LA. by TKO victory in round two. 

Baton Rouge’s Middleweight Eric Walker (15-0, 8 KO’s) from Plaquemine, LA. Making his Dibella Entertainment debut impressed by sharp shooting Zack Kuhn (9-4-1, 4 KO’s) from Charleston, WV. beating him by TKO victory ending the contest in round two.

Houston’s Jr. Lightweight Pablo Cruz (14-1, 6 KO’s) jumps right on Markale Duncan (3-4) punishing him early scoring a TKO victory in round one.
Junior welterweight Cody Richard (19-2-1, 9 KOs), of Orange, TX, was too much for Gulfport’s Bobby Hill (5-31-1, 1 KO) out boxing him snapping his jab and picking his spots scoring a one sided unanimous decision in a six-round bout. 
Jr. Middleweight “Cracking” Craig Callaghan (16-1, 7 KOs) from Houston, TX. Had all the tools to bait Starr Johnson (5-27-1, 4 KOs) in a hard exchange that finished him off by TKO victory in round two.

Tampa, FL, Cruiserweight fighter Mike Bissett (13-9, 8 KOs) punched his way to a six round unanimous decision over Louisiana’s Jimmy Owensby (4-6, 2 KOs). 

Mississippi’s Heavyweight Charles Dale (6-1, 3 KOs) lands a series of punches right from the opening bell not giving Adrian Miles (0-2),of Birmingham, AL. Any time to fight back finishing him off by KO victory in round one.
Cruiserweight Dandre “Deon” Nicholson from Tuscaloosa, AL. Goes to (2-0, 2 KO) finishing off Clarksville’s Tirik Johnson (0-3) by TKO victory in round one. 

#BroadwayBoxing event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Rite Hook Promotions in association with Hard Rock Casino. 

Beamon Serves Up Esquivel with TKO win. 

Report: Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez/ Photos: Daniel Cork 📸

Super Bantamweight Dewayne Beamon (10-0, 7 KO’s) celebrates after his hard battle against tough Christian Esquivel (29-11, 22 KO’s) who fell short as Beamon stepped it up late in the fight scoring a TKO victory at 2:52 of round ten winning the IBO & UBF Super Flyweight titles.

Lightweight Warris Aminy (2-0, 2 KO’s) defeats Noy’a McNair (0-1) from Wilson,NC. Stopping him by KO at the official time of 0:47 seconds of round one at first big clout of the fight.

Super Bantamweight Mexican warrior Oscar Moreno (2-0, 2 KO’s) waisted no time blasting Robert Allen Jr. (0-3) by KO victory at the official time 1:00 of round one.

Khalid Twaiti (1-0, 1 KO) shot a devastating right hand that drops Micheal Pridgen (0-3) at the official time of 3:00 of one by KO victory on 3rd official knockdown. 

Erick Rosales (1-0, 1 KO) from New York Beats Ricky Speight (0-3) by KO victory at the official time of 1:26 of round one. 

Tamar “Princess” Israeli (1-0, 1 KO) from Tel Aviv, Israel blasted Khadija Sanders (0-3) by pretty nasty KO stoppage at the official time of 0:59 seconds of round one. 

Heavyweight JacQuan “King” Townes (1-1, 1 KO) waisted no time pounding on Demonte Cherry (1-3, 1 KO) finishing him off at 3:00 of round one by TKO victory. 

Featherweight Ariel “El Kuman” Lopez (4-0, 4 KO’s) wins by TKO victory at 1:06 of round two. Alan Beeman down in rds 1 and 2. 

Super Lightweight Maynard “Mr. Marvelous”Allison (6-1, 5 KO’s) by TKO mid 2nd round; Jeffery Hayslett (0-3) down 2x in 1st and again in 2nd before the final knockdown. 

Jude “King Zar” Franklin (6-0, 6 KO’s) from Brooklyn, NY. Wins by unanimous decision victory over Stephon McIntyre judges scores were 60-54 on all cards.

#BattleField Super Bantamweight Dewayne Beamon (9-0, 6 KO’s) battles Christian Esquivel (29-10, 22 KO’s) for the International Boxing Organization International Super Flyweight Title and 
Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) World Super Flyweight Title Live at the  J.S. Dorton Arena, Team Beamon/Stop Running Promotions NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC. 

Cardenas Stops Vera In Monterrey

Report Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez  / Ringside Ramon Parada 

Photo credits: Promociones El Jefe

A great night of boxing in front of sold out crowd at the Gimnasio Nuevo León Unido Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. Presented by Promociones El Jefe the fighters exited the fans with great fights.

Super Featherweight Ramon “Dinamita” Cardenas (11-0, 6 KO’s) blasted Luis Francisco Vara (5-3-2) in the first round of action by ways of KO victory 

Lightweight Fidel de la Cruz (5-1, 2 KO’s) takes Rolando “Guty” Gutierrez to the bank clearly out banged him to a unanimous decision win

Super Featherweight Jose “Chema” Olivares (2-4, 2 KO) invested in pulling off the upset last night over Francisco “Zurdito” Rivas (4-3, 2 KO’s) victory at the end of four rounds.

Featherweight Jose “Chimino” Ruiz (4-3, 2 KO’s) destroyed Sergio Ivan Romo (0-2) by TKO in round one.

Flyweight Francisco Salazar (1-1) fought hard in a back and forth contest pulling out the majority decision over Jonathan Perez.

Super Middleweight Edgar “Tayson” Alvarado (1-1-1) travels from Riverside, CA. to out slug local Javier “Macho” Camacho (12-3-1, 7 KO’s) to a unanimous decision win.

Mario “Rastras” Rdz beats Jairo Anguiano by ways of unanimous decision win.

Unselfish work of the WBO in Mexico.

By Pablo Lozano/Press All Star Boxing Inc.

City of Mexico in February 9, 2017. Lic. Rafael López Santos, representative of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) in Mexico and newly appointed member of the Regional Committee Intercontinental accompanied by various champions of the Agency, gave a donation of 9 thousand dollars in two different homes in the city of Mexico and the State of Mexico.

“This money is not Paco (Valcárcel) no mine (Rafael López Santos), this money is boxers climbing to quadrilaterals, which thanks to their professional practice and sports delivery, but the promoter is who takes business, which pays its sanction and hence resources are obtained, becomes a distribution and one of the products is to allocate a portion of the resources to such activities” , said Rafael Lopez Santos.

At noon the first visit was at the Casa Hogar “La Divina Providencia” of Mother Inés, located in the municipality of San Vicente Chicoloapan in the State of Mexico, where children are cared for from infants to most old. In this place was made the delivery of the first 4,500 dollars.

During the visit were the champions such as Cesar “Corazón” Juárez, intercontinental super bantamweight WBO, Moisés Fuentes former double world champion and Carlos “Fino” Ruiz as a Latin super-WBO super monster.

For Latin super-champion champion Carlos Ruiz, “I do not think it’s our job, we should simply humanize everyone, try to do this with our neighbors, close friends, we will always find someone from the street living very close to the colony, maybe , That satisfaction to be able to do it with them and have them close, it is not necessary to come to these places, it would be good that someone to whom you gave the support in a future is the change of the nation.”
In the afternoon, the second donation of $ 4,500 was donated to the Casa Hogar “La Divina Providencia” by Father “Chinchachoma” in the Alamos Colony of Mexico City. In this place is given not only support of room but also educational to the children who find a home there.
In the case of Moisés Fuentes “this is a great pride, first to represent the World Boxing Organization, Paquito Valcárcel and Rafael López Santos, come to these homes to give our grain of sand for all these children who have a Bright future, let’s hope they make a lot of life, because life is giving them another chance. ”
Finally, the intercontinental monarch César Juárez said that “it is very nice that the World Boxing Organization takes up the task of carrying out these activities that greatly favor these homes, the support that is offered is very helpful and I feel moved For being part of this, to come to live with the children, to leave the support that the WBO gives them is very nice for me.

Karperis vs. Burrell To Battle For NY State Title

Photo credits: Nicholas Sideris

Karperis vs. Burrell To Battle For NY State Title

Star Boxing chief Joe DeGuardia is fighting the unprecedented situation of no boxing club shows in the state of New York by pairing Hicksville, NY native Anthony Karperis (13-2 4KO’S) defending his New York State Jr. Welterweight title against Brooklyn, NY prospect Scott Burrell (12-2 8KO’S) in a 10 round contest at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on Saturday, March 24, 2017.
DeGuardia has gone on record with his fellow New York promoters vehemently objecting to the new rules put in place by the state commission on Sept. 1, 2016, which includes a $1,000,000 traumatic brain injury clause for each fighter. The new regulation eliminated all pro boxing in the entire state of NY from September 1, thru December 31. Up until January, the policy didn’t even exist, so nobody could promote any boxing events in the entire state. You would have to go back to the 1800’s to find a time where there was no pro boxing in NY for the months of September and October, and yet, this new law saw us all with no pro boxing for 4 months! Now, while a policy has been approved, the cost of that policy (as well as other recent NY regulatory added costs) has been so significant that anything other than major international shows are fiscally impossible.

DeGuardia has always been a strong proponent of the club level type of shows which traditionally have been the heartbeat of the sport, and lead to the major international events, both of which have been a part of NY’s rich boxing history. DeGuardia knows that these shows are vital to keep the sport alive and provide such outlets for boxers, fans and venues. While DeGuardia is facing a huge financial loss, he is moving forward for his boxers, venue partners and, perhaps most significantly, to bring more attention to this issue, which is crucial to so many.
DeGuardia had this to say about his upcoming event, “for the first time in my career I am promoting a boxing event where there is such a dual focus. This is a fight that will shine the light on new rule changes and havoc that these new rules have caused to boxers, fans, venues, local towns and numerous others. It is the ultimate dichotomy – we are doing a club show and making it a point to show that we can’t do them anymore if this new regulation isn’t changed. This may well be the last club-type pro boxing show in state of NY. We fully understand the consequences of doing a show like this with the exorbitant proportionate cost of the new insurance and other regulations. We are doing this show under the worst of conditions and it’s a damn shame because we have an unbelievable lineup of fights planned. Our main event is what boxing used to be like in New York, two local kids, both fine fighters in their own right, battling it out for the state title. And instead of looking forward to a great night of Boxing we have this dark cloud hanging over all of our heads, as numerous other promotions in various places throughout NY have been completely shut down. Hopefully by doing this event it will bring to light the dire situation in New York, and a call to action to change the regulation”.
A sensational undercard, in keeping with tradition, featuring many local fighters doing battle with each other has been lined up and will be announced shortly.