Former World Champion Devon Alexander Returns to Drop & Defeat Walter Castillo in the Main Event of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 & BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes from The Coliseum in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Former World Champion Devon Alexander Returns to Drop & Defeat Walter Castillo in the Main Event of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 & BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes from The Coliseum in St. Petersburg, Fla.

 Miguel Cruz Remains Unbeaten With

Unanimous Decision Over David Grayton.

Ringside: Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez

St. Petersburg, Florida. – Former world champion Devon Alexander (27-4, 14 KOs) returned to the ring in impressive style as he dominated Walter Castillo (26-5-1, 19 KOs) on his way to a unanimous decision in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday night from The Coliseum in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Devon Alexander “The Great” returned to the ring Tuesday night following a two-year layoff during which he battled opiate addiction. Alexander (27-4, 14 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Walter Castillo (26-5-1, 19 KOs) in a welterweight bout at the historic Coliseum located in downtown St. Petersburg. Florida. Presented by Fire Fist Promotions, Warriors Boxing and Premier Boxing Champions. Judges Scores were 100-89, 100-89, 96-93.

Welterweight Miguel Cruz (17-0, 11 KO’s) remains undefeated by scoring a unanimous decision victory over tough customer David “Day Day” Grayton (15-2-1, 11 KO’s) judges scores 96-93 (3x) for Cruz.

Welterweight Andre Byrd (6-3-1, 1 KO’s) gets a unanimous decision win over Jamal Harris in the opening bout of the night in a very close contest judges official scores 38-37, 39-36 (2)

Gary “The Last” Russell (3-0, 1 KO) from Washington, DC. destroys Larry Yanez (4-8-2) at the official time of 2:21 seconds of round one by TKO victory.

Antonio Russell (10-0, 7 KO) from Washington, DC. stops Marco A. Mendoza (11-6, 2 KO’s) with a devastating left hook that ends Mendoza’s night at the official time of 1:15 seconds of round one by KO victory.

Bantamweight Shawn Simpson (7-0, 2 KO) scores a unanimous decision win over Roberto Pucheta (10-13-1, 6 KO’s) judges official scores 50-56 (2) 59-55

Super Welterweight Ozobek Aripov (1-0) wins his professional debut breaking down Anthony Overby (0-4) didn’t answer the bell for round two.

Middleweight Connor Coyle (7-0, 2 KO’s) put his punches together beating Calvin Metcalf (6-1, 1 KO) to a unanimous decision victory judges official scores 77-75 (3x) for Coyle.

Local favorite Ricky Tomlinson (5-3-2, 2 KO’s) over powered Michael Gaxiola from Modesto, CA. to a one-sided unanimous decision victory Judges official scores 40-35

Brazilian Lightweight William Silva (24-1, 14 KO’s) scores a unanimous decision win tonight against Ariel Vasquez (13-21-2, 9 KO’s)

“Tank” Davis Giving Back to Residents of D.C.

Washington, D.C. – Former IBF World Champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis @gervontaa held a Turkey drive today at Upton Boxing Center a great success with the community as hundreds of Turkeys are donated to the citizens of Washington, D.C. Davis extremely exited leading the drive to help others.

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Negrete Ready For Vargas

By: Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez

Photo credits: Tom Hogan/ Golden Boy Boxing

New York, NY – NABF Bantamweight Champion Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (17-0, 7 KOs), who will challenge Rey Vargas (30-0, 22 KOs) for the WBC World Super Bantamweight belt in the HBO-televised co-main event of Cotto vs. Ali.

We caught up with the very dangerous Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete during training camp:

Latinbox: Fighting in New York at the “Mecca” Madison Square Garden fighting there so much tradition there give me your thoughts.

Negrete: I grew up watching other great fighters fighting at that arena so it’s truly a honor that I will also be leaving my footprints at the Madison Square Garden.

Latinbox: Was this training camp with the same sparring partners as your last camp for Sergio Frias.

Negrete: For sure this camp, we looked for fighters that have similar characteristics as Rey Vargas. My camp did a great job and I feel prepare. Now I just need to show it on December 2nd.

Latinbox: Fighting for the WBC title what are your thoughts having this golden opportunity.

Negrete: Fighting for the WBC is a great opportunity and I’m very thankful with GoldenBoy for giving me the chance and trusting me. I have been working hard all my life for this moment and it’s finally here. I’m ready for it and I trust that all the hard work that my team and I have done will show on Dec 2.

Latinbox: We understand your time is limited we thank you for your thoughts champion.

Negrete: I appreciate it, thank you guys.

#CottoAli, a 12-round fight for the Cotto’s WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions and sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle,”and Casa Mexico Tequila. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 2 at Madison Square Garden in New York City and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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“Kid Chocolate” Farewell To Miguel Cotto

Former WBO Middleweight Champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin says farewell shout out to Miguel Cotto.

#CottoAli, a 12-round fight for the Cotto’s WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions and sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle,”and Casa Mexico Tequila. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 2 at Madison Square Garden in New York City and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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COTTO-ALI GO HEAD TO HEAD AT THE GARDEN

By Damon “LatinBox” Gonzalez

Photo credits: Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Boxing

New York, N.Y. – Four-division world champion Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) hosted a media workout at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles ahead of the final fight of the future Hall of Famer’s career, which will be against the hard hitting Brooklyn, New York puncher Sadam “World Kid” Ali (25-1, 14 KOs) for most boxing critics many will say that Ali is way over his head, I clearly believe this is not the case for Ali. I think this is the fight Ali needs to put him over the hump in terms of earning more respect from fans all over the world and certainly getting a big payday fights. Ali from the bell we predict will start off early on the veteran Cotto, no question Ali is younger but is he faster, quicker then Cotto.

Ali is a star no one knows about yet raised and fighting his young life in the heart of Brooklyn he is a Junior Olympic National Champion was a PAL National Champion, a U-19 National Champion and two-time New York City Golden Gloves Champion added to many more of his accomplishments, Recently Ali fought twice in 2017 with a stoppage over Jorge Silva in January and a unanimous decision win over Johan Perez in July. As for the boxing legend Miguel Cotto it is business as usual coming off a very impressive victory over Japanese warrior Yoshihiro Kamegai in August, Cotto has battled through many wars and has seen it all, there is no question the veteran Cotto is not taking Ali lightly.

The Puerto Rico star Cotto clearly did not waist any punches in his Hall of Fame career without a doubt he moved very well and boxed Kamegai in a all out battle giving the fans a fresh breath of air reminding us of all the great fights Miguel Cotto holds the record at the “Mecca” Madison Square Garden with over 140,000 tickets sold in nine fights for Cotto’s WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship. The action will take place at the World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden, and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Kovalev-Shabranskyy Pure Fireworks

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Vacant @worldboxingorg Light Heavyweight Title on the line this Sat 25th at @thegarden Madison Square Garden, Vyacheslav Shabranskyy vs Sergey Kovalev.

Photo credits: @spagnolosports @davidspagnolo #KovalevShabranskyy – The Saturday, November 25 bout between Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev and Vyacheslav “Lion Heart” Shabranskyy (19-1, 16 KO’s) is a 10-round light heavyweight match-up at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The event is promoted by Main Events and Krusher Promotions in association with Golden Boy Promotions and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. @hboboxing @main_events @goldenboyboxing @oscardelahoya @makeawar @marylynaceves @monicasears @class56ramiro

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GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN RECEIVES HERO’S RECEPTION IN MEXICO

LOS ANGELES – Boxing’s No. 1 superhero and undefeated WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO middleweight world champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN is back home in the Los Angeles area after his well-received visit to the Mexico, the motherland of his boxing style,.  Joined by his trainer Abel Sanchez and promoter Tom Loeffler, Golovkin traveled to Mexico City this week to meet with his fans and thank them for the support they have  given him throughout his career and especially in the lead up and aftermath of his  September 16 title defense against Canelo Alvarez.  Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs), boxing’s longest-reigning active world champion, has successfully defended the middleweight title 19 times — one short of the record — since 2010.

Golovkin’s whirlwind tour of Mexico City included a sustained standing ovation from 100,000 fans at Azteca Stadium at halftime of the game between the Oakland Raiders and the New England Patriots.  Golovkin, wearing his WBC world title belt, was introduced on the field at halftime and greeted by an entire stadium chanting ‘Triple G’ repeatedly.  The following day, the Mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Angel Mancera, honored Golovkin with a proclamation declaring him a distinguished guest of the city.  The proclamation was in recognition of Golovkin’s generous support of the victims of the earthquake.  The highlight of Golovkin’s trip was an extended visit to the Moctezuma Pediatric Hospital to give hugs, high fives and toys to children who are battling cancer.  He also spent time with the relatives of the children, accompanied by the head of the Ministry of Health, Armando Ahued Ortega, and the president of the World Boxing Council (WBC) Mauricio Sulaiman.

“It really touched my heart to visit the children in the hospital, it was nice to bring them a special moment for a day,” said Golovkin.  “I have so much respect for the doctors and nurses who treat the children and their families every day. I am just thankful to God that I am in a position to be able to visit them and bring a smile to their faces.
It was a big honor to receive the official declaration from Governor Mancera, recognizing me as an official guest and International Ambassador of Mexico City.  As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we should all give thanks for the blessing we have received.  My trip to Mexico certainly did that for me.”

“Gennady has won the hearts of Mexican people and is considered one of their own,” said Sulaiman.  “His kindness and much love given to those little champions fighting for their lives was humbling and brought tears of joy to many of us. I’m so proud to have GGG as the WBC middleweight champion.  He truly represents the best of boxing in and outside the ring.”

“When we walked onto the field in front of 100,000 fans at Azteca Stadium and they were chanting ‘Triple G,’ it was one of those moments that you will remember forever, said Loeffler.   “The secret to his success is GGG does more promoting of his career on a world-wide basis when he is not fighting than most fighters do when they have a fight coming up.  Last week he was in China with Jack Ma and this week he was in Mexico at the invitation of the president of the WBC.”

MIGUEL COTTO AND UNDERCARD FIGHTERS LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS COTTO VS. ALI TAKES PLACE ON DEC. 2 AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN AND TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®

Photo Credit: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

LOS ANGELES – Four-division world champion Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) hosted a media workout today at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles ahead of the final fight of the future Hall of Famer’s career, which will be against Sadam “World Kid” Ali (25-1, 14 KOs) for Cotto’s WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship. The action will take place at the World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden, and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Also participating in the workout was NABF Bantamweight Champion Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (17-0, 7 KOs), who will challenge Rey Vargas (30-0, 22 KOs) for the WBC World Super Bantamweight belt in the HBO-televised co-main event, along with Ronny Rios (28-2, 13 KOs) and Aaron “Silencer” McKenna who will also be on the card in separate bouts that will be streamed on RingTV.com.

Here is what today’s participants had to say at the workout:

 

MIGUEL COTTO, Four Division World Champion:

“Though it has been my last training camp, everything has gone well and been the same. The fact that it is my last fight has not changed anything. I have always dedicated myself fully and have worked hard, and that’s why I’m here now, finishing my career on my terms. I haven’t really felt nostalgia yet during the final days of my camp. I’m just grateful for what boxing has given me and for the life it has allowed me to give to my children.”

OSCAR “EL JAGUAR” NEGRETE, Current NABF Bantamweight Champion:

“I’m so excited for this opportunity. This is everything that I have worked for so far in my career. Being undefeated doesn’t make him [Rey Vargas] invincible. I’m a forced to be reckoned with. People may underestimate me, but I know what I’ve done to make sure I walk away with the victory.”

RONNY RIOS, Featherweight Contender:

“I learned a lot from my last fight. I feel like that’s prepared me a lot for this next one. From my last fight I learned that I need to throw more punches and be more aggressive. If I would have just thrown 20 more punches in every round, things would have looked a lot different. I’m prepared for [Deivis] Julio, and I’m ready for fight night. As soon as I got the call, I was ready. I always stay ready in between fights.”

AARON “SILENCER” MCKENNA, Welterweight Prospect:

“Today’s workout and meeting the LA press was fantastic! I had a tremendous training camp and have had some really strong sparring at Maywood Gym. Ever since I put on my first pair of gloves at the age of 6, all the hard training, tournaments, amateur fights have led to me fighting at Madison Square Garden Dec. 2. I’m a delighted to be making my pro-debut and look forward to putting on a great show for the fans!”

 

Cotto vs. Ali, a 12-round fight for the Cotto’s WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions. Vargas vs. Negrete is a 12-round fight for Vargas’ WBC World Super Bantamweight Title and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions in association with Promociones del Pueblo. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” “Hennessy: Never Stop. Never Settle.”, and Casa Mexico Tequila. The event will take place Saturday, December 2 at Madison Square Garden in New York City and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The RingTV.com livestream will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m. ET/ 4:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets for Cotto vs. Ali are priced at $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50 and are on sale. Tickets can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.comwww.goldenboytickets.com or www.MSG.com.

For more information visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, and www.promocionesmiguelcotto.com, and www.hbo.com/boxing. Follow on Twitter at @cottopromotions, @GoldenBoyBoxing, and @hboboxing, and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing and www.facebook.com/realmiguelacotto. Visit us on Instagram at @GoldenBoyBoxing and @realmiguelacotto and follow the conversation using #CottoAli.

PBC Weights From St.Pete

Devon Alexander 146.5 vs. Walter Castillo 146.2

Miguel Cruz 146.8 vs. David Grayton 146.8

Ricky Tomlinson 126.8 vs. Micheal Gaxiola 128

Ozobek Aripov 153.2 vs. Anthony Overby 156

Jamal Harris 147.6 vs. Andre Byrd

146

Conner Coyle 158.6 vs. Calvin Metcalf 157.6

Shawn Simpson 118.6 vs. Roberto Pucheta 119

Gary Antunne Russell 139 vs. Larry Yanez 140.8

Antonio Russell 117.4 vs. Marco A. Mendoza 119.2

Main Event action @dalexander1 welterweight Devon Alexander (26-4, 14 KO’s) will battle tough Nicaraguan Walter Castillo (26-4-1, 19 KO’s) and in the co-featured fight Welterweight Miguel Cruz (16-0, 11 KO’s) will collide against David Grayton (15-1-1, 11 KO’s)

Premier Boxing Champions @premierboxing on Tuesday November 21st #ToeToToeTuesday on Fox Sports 1 @fs1 at The Coliseum in St. Petersburg, Florida. In association with @warriorsboxing & @firefistboxing Undercard attraction bout Middleweight sensation Connor Coyle @Coyle1414 (6-0, 2 KO’s) in action against tough Calvin Metcalf (6-0, 1 KO’s).

GENNADY GOLOVKIN VISITS MOCTEZUMA PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL

On the celebration of the Universal Children´s Day, the WBC middleweight champion, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin visited children in the area of Oncology and Hospitalization of the Moctezuma Pediatric Hospital.

Accompanied by the President of the WBC, Mauricio Sulaiman, Dr. Armando Ahued, Secretary of Health of Mexico City, his coach Abel Sanchez and his manager Tom Loeffler, the middleweight champion demonstrated a unique and very special humbleness. The joy of being with these children and spend a few moments with them brought a smile to everyone present.

“I am very grateful to God and the WBC family for giving me the opportunity to be here and meet the true warriors of life, these little ones who every day fight a battle of more than 12 rounds.

I congratulate in a very special way the doctors who work in this hospital because they are the angels that take care of the health of these children. “-he concluded-

Mauricio Sulaiman was very excited and grateful to the champion because the minutes he dedicated to children and their families were invaluable. He specially mentioned the work and incredible dedication of Dr. Armando Ahued who is an example to follow, because he has always distinguished himself by helping others.

To conclude this emotional visit, Doctor Ahued asked for a deserved recognition to the staff of doctors who give themselves in body and soul to these children, making the Moctezuma Pediatric Hospital one of the most important in childhood cancer area.

“Thanks to our champion Golovkin for having our children in mind and make this visit of love, I know that this moment is an injection of encouragement for our warriors” – he added.

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20 de Nobiembre de 2017

GENNADY GOLOVKIN VISITA EL HOSPITAL PEDIÁTRICO DE MOCTEZUMA

En el día Universal del niño, el campeón mediano del WBC, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin visitó a niños y niñas del área de Oncología y Hospitalización del hospital Pediátrico de Moctezuma.

Acompañado del presidente del WBC, Licenciado Mauricio Sulaimán, el Doctor Armando Ahued, Secretario de Salud y su entrenador Abel Sanchez, el campeón mediano demostró una sencillez única y sumamente especial. La alegría de poder estar con estos pequeños y convivir aunque sea unos instantes contagió a todos los presentes.

“Estoy sumamente agradecido con Dios y la familia del WBC por darme la oportunidad de estar aquí y conocer a los verdaderos guerreros de los encordados, estos pequeños qué día a día libran una batalla de más de 12 asaltos.

Felicito de manera muy especial a los médicos que trabajan en este hospital, pues ellos son los ángeles que velan por la salud de estos pequeños”. -finalizó-

El Licenciado Mauricio Sulaimán se mostró emotivo y agradecido con el campeón, pues los minutos que dedicó a los niños y sus familias son invaluables.

Así mismo, reconoció el trabajo y la increíble dedicación del doctor Armando Ahued quien es un ejemplo a seguir, pues siempre se ha distinguido por ayudar a los demás.

Para finalizar esta emotiva visita el Doctor Ahued, pidió un merecido reconocimiento al cuerpo de doctores quienes día a día se entregan en cuerpo y alma a estos pequeños, logrando que el Hospital Pediátrico Moctezuma se convirtiera en unos de los más importantes en el manejo de cáncer infantil.

“Gracias a nuestro campeón Golovkin por voltear a ver a nuestros niños y hacerles esta visita de amor, no tengo como agradecer este gesto pues sé que este momento es un bálsamo e inyección ánimo para nuestros guerreros” – comentó- — with Rafael Casias.