MARICELA “LA DIVA” CORNEJO WINS IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo)  – Over the weekend, Golden Boy Boxing’s Maricela “La Diva” Cornejo won her 13th professional bout by way of TKO in the 3rd round against Claudia Ramirez in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Cornejo now advances to 11-2, 4 KOs and says she wants to fight the best and hopefully in the U.S.

Maricela Cornejo Post-Fight Quote:

” I’m ready to fight the fights the fans want to see. I am so grateful to Pepe Gomez, Memo Rocha and the Cancun Boxing Family for keeping me active, but I was Mandatory Challenger for Nikki Adler since early 2017 for the WBC Super Middleweight Title, but never got the chance to fight her. Give me Adler, Give me Alicia Napoleon, whoever, I’m ready. I know with the support of my fans, my promoter, and my team, I am ready to fight for a Title. I’m confortable at Super Middleweight right now, but if I have to go down to Middleweight and fight Christina Hammer, I can do that too. Women’s Boxing is on fire right now and it’s time to fight the best.”

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ADONIS STEVENSON RETAINS WBC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER BATTLING BADOU JACK TO MAJORITY DRAW IN HIGHLY COMPETITIVE BOUT SATURDAY IN SPLIT-SITE DOUBLEHEADER ON SHOWTIME®

Photo credits: Janer Bigio/Mayweather Promotions

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. (May 20, 2018) – WBC Light Heavyweight world champion Adonis Stevenson and former two-division world champion Badou Jack fought to a highly competitive majority draw Saturday at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. At MGM National Harbor in Maryland, and in the opening bout on SHOWTIME, Gary Russell Jr. (29-1, 17 KOs) defeated Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (26-1, 14 KOs).

With the draw, Stevenson retains the WBC belt in what was Toronto’s most significant world title fight in more than 30 years. The judges scored the fight 115-113 in favor of Jack and 114-114 twice. Russell won his fight via unanimous decision, 115-113 and 117-111 twice, to retain his WBC featherweight world title.

The Stevenson-Jack bout was the main event of a split-venue SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader.

It was a day that saw SHOWTIME deliver three world championship fights from three countries.

In a bout filled with momentum swings, it was Jack (21-1-4, 13 KOs) who was the busier and more accurate fighter. While Stevenson (29-1-1, 24 KOs) outpointed Jack in the early rounds, the challenger turned it on in round number seven and dominated the champion in the second half of the fight. In rounds seven through ten, Jack out landed Stevenson 114-40. However, a ferocious body shot from the right hand of Stevenson in round ten altered the momentum back in his favor.

Stevenson, who has resided in Montreal since he was five-years-old, was able to gain a second wind in the 11thround, riding the momentum of the body shot that injured Jack. With everything on the line in the night’s final round, both fighters emptied the tank and left it all in the ring. Jack rebounded tremendously and when the final bell rang, it was Stevenson who was struggling to stay on his feet.

“I went to the body and saw that he was fatigued,” said Stevenson, who moves to 9-0-1 in world title fights. “I had to keep the pressure on him. He’s a slick fighter, a two-time world champion but I felt I won the fight.

“I used both hands. I touched him a lot with the right hand on the body and slowed him down. He tried to come and attack me. I feel like I won the fight but I’ll give him a rematch if he wants it.”

Jack, who started the fight sluggishly, thought he did enough in the later rounds to win the fight.

“I thought I definitely won the fight,” said Jack, who drew for the fourth time in his career. “No judge had him winning. I have no idea why I can’t get a decision. It could be that they’re jealous of Floyd and don’t like him. I’m one of his top fighters. I can’t do anything about it. I’m not the judge. I have to respect their decision.

“Maybe I started the fight too slow. I gave away those rounds. He didn’t really hit me. I can’t do anything about it, let’s do a rematch in Las Vegas. I came to his backyard, it’s time he comes out to Vegas.”

Stevenson-Jack Is On

@adonissuperman vs. @badoujack

WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship

Adonis Stevenson – 173 ¼ lbs.

Badou Jack – 175 lbs.

Referee: Ian John-Lewis (England); Judges: Guido Cavalleri (Italy), Jesse Reyes (Texas), Eric Marlinski (New York)

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Russell-Diaz Make Weight

@mrgaryrusselljr vs. @josephdiazjr

WBC Featherweight World Championship

Gary Russell Jr. – 125 ½ lbs.

Joseph Diaz Jr. – 126 lbs.

Referee: Kenny Chevalier (Maryland); Judges: David Braslow (Maryland), Dave Moretti (Nevada), Nathan Palmer (Indiana)

Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

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OSCAR DE LA HOYA DELIVERS KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO INTERNATIONAL SPORTS MARKETING AND MEDIA EXECUTIVES AT SPORTELSUMMIT 2018

OSCAR DE LA HOYA DELIVERS KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO INTERNATIONAL SPORTS MARKETING AND MEDIA EXECUTIVES AT SPORTELSUMMIT 2018

 

Legendary boxer and businessman De La Hoya shared insights from his record-breaking career in the ring and successful sports business investments since retiring in 2009

 

MIAMI BEACH – Boxing legend, businessman and philanthropist Oscar De La Hoya kicked off the SPORTELSummit 2018 as the keynote speaker May 16 in Miami Beach before an exclusive audience of decision makers from the international sports marketing and media industries that shape the business for tomorrow.

As the keynote for SPORTELSummit 2018,De La Hoya shared insights from his decades of fighting, from winning the Gold medal at the ’92 Barcelona Summer Olympics to reaching the top of boxing’s professional ranks as one of the best fighters in recent history. De La Hoya transitioned successfully from fighting upon retiring in 2009 to lead his company, Golden Boy Promotions, as one of boxing’s best and most respected promoters around the world. De La Hoya has been at the forefront of moving the sport of boxing into the digital age, having launched Golden Boy Media and Entertainment in 2015, a new division of his company devoted to live streaming and delivering engaging, timely content on the sport to online audiences around the world.

 

“I’ve had the opportunity to be part of some of the biggest sporting events in recent history, whether as the athlete or promoter on the business side, and I’m pleased to share my experiences from those opportunities and how I’ve built a successful boxing promotions company with other decision makers in the sports business world at SPORTEL Summit 2018,” said De La Hoya.

De La Hoya continued, “I created Golden Boy Media and Entertainment in response to consumers seeking more live boxing content online. Golden Boy Media and Entertainment was the first to record fights in virtual reality and broadcast live in virtual reality. Because of the changes and new ideas Golden Boy Media and Entertainment is bringing to the boxing world, we are beginning to see a shift in the sport. Other boxing promoters followed our lead and are implementing our ideas in their own ways.They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and I couldn’t agree more.”

 

A superstar whose popularity transcends boxing, De La Hoya is known around the world not only as one of the best fighters of his era, but as an elite promoter, Grammy-nominated singer, active philanthropist and astute businessman. Over the course of his boxing career, he was an Olympic gold medalist, 10-time world champion in six divisions and among the biggest draws in the history of the sport. Since retiring from the ring in 2009, De La Hoya has focused his attention on building the company he founded, Golden Boy Promotions, into one of the most successful boxing promotion companies in the world. He runs Golden Boy Promotions as its Chairman and CEO from Los Angeles, representing some of the best fighters in the sport today include Canelo Alvarez, a three-time world champion in two weight classes and the current Pay Per View king of the sport in the US.

Duro – Gonzalez Make Weight

Lightweight contender Romero Duno poses at the weigh-in for his fight against Gilberto Gonzalez on May 17, 2018 at Fantasy Spring Resort Casino.

#DunoGonzalez is a 10-round lightweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The fights will take place on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Doors to the Special Events Center will open at 4:00 p.m. PT and the first fight begins at 5:00 pm PT. ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT, and stream live on ESPN3 starting at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. @goldenboyboxing @oscardelahoya @makeawar @marylynaceves @mrsmonicamendez @class56ramiro

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Puerto Rico Prospect Yomar Alamo Inks with All Star Boxing

By Damon Gonzalez- Latinbox Sports

Puerto Rico – In a flash operation, Miami-based Puerto Rican promoter Felix ‘Tutico’ Zabala, president of All Star Boxing, came to Puerto Rico on Tuesday and traveled back in the afternoon of this Wednesday after fulfilling only one goal: sign for his company a young Puerto Rican prospect.

“We signed Yomar Alamo,” Zabala said of the Aguas Buenas junior welterweight who is 14-0 with 11 knockouts.

“We think it’s a great prospect.”

Yomar, managed by his father, Armando, who trains him with Efraín Román in the Samuel Rodríguez gymnasium, began his career linked to Miguel Cotto’s company, but later joined the promoter Carlos Maldonado, for whom he fought for the last time on August 19 last year when he failed in an assault on Zsigmond Vass to win the WBC youth title for 140 pounds.

“He’s going to debut with us on July 28 on a billboard that we will have in Kissimmee,” said Zabala, whose company presents the famous series of Boxing Telemundo billboards.

Alamo, at the center, along with Rubén de Jesús, company meeting coordinator (left), and Tutico. [supplied photo]

The billboard of July 28, however, will be a promotion of Bob Arum’s Top Rank and will go on ESPN, hoping that in it the Puerto Rican Christopher ‘Pitufo’ Diaz collides with the Japanese Masayuki Ito for the junior lightweight scepter of the OMB that is expected to vacate Vasyl Lomachenko.

“Since he has not fought for quite some time, Yomar is going to be fighting there for six rounds, but soon after I’m going to put him in a fight for the WBO youth title,” Zabala said finally.

Evander Lamourt Ring Repost

Tampa, Florida- Lightweight Evander “Lion Heart” Lamourt (3-1, 1 KO’s) a highly talented prospect fighting out of Tampa, Florida. suddenly became one of the hottest young fighters in the south, what really impresses me the most is the way Lamourt goes about his task in the ring with a hard display of power and sound boxing skills.

Lamourt coming off of a great training camp is well conditioned learns very quickly in the ring he throws his punches in impressive combinations, and has a tough attitude for a quiet athlete as well as a beast right hand. Lamourt will be in action on Friday May 18th at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida.

By Damon Gonzalez/LatinBox Sports latinbox2004@msn.com

Salita Congratulates Newest Signee Arnold Khegai for Impressive Victory over Adam Lopez

Salita Promotions’ ever-growing stable of top contenders and rising stars grew again recently with the signing of his latest “Beast from the East,” last Friday night, as Ukrainian-born ethnic Korean super bantamweight slugger Arnold Khegai announced his presence on the world stage with an impressive unanimous decision over capable Texan Adam Lopez.

Fighting in the opening bout of a four-fight telecast of ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME from 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Khegai (12-0-1, 8 KOs) dominated the capable and experienced Lopez over eight mostly one-sided rounds (scores of 77-74, 77-74 and 78-73).

It was the US fighting debut for the 26-year-old Khegai… one that his promoter, Dmitriy Salita, could not be happier about.

“I congratulate Arnold on a sensational performance. He did a great job in his US Showtime debut,” said Salita. “Dominating a skilled and experienced Adam Lopez, who beat and fought some of the best in the division. Arnold’s skills and power make him one of the best fighters in the division.”

Khegai showed world-class strength, speed and power against Lopez, who was previously considered a top-5 contender in the world.

“I am happy that I got the victory and finally made my US debut,” said Khegai. “I thank Salita Promotions and Showtime for the opportunity. US fans saw a glimpse of my potential and I got a lot more to show. I look forward to fighting the best in the world and becoming a world champion in the near future.”

Salita says he’ll have his newest “one to watch” back in action quickly.

“Arnold is a ‘made for TV’ fighter and I’m looking forward to moving him quickly. He was able to dominate a world-class opponent with relative ease and that’s just the beginning for him. He’s going to be a real force in the super bantamweight division and we will have him back for the fans’ enjoyment very soon.”