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Miami, FL: The popular series Boxeo Telemundo Ford continues with a blockbuster card this Friday, March 1st at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.Felix “Tuto” Zabala Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc and Kris Lawrence of The Heavyweight Factory have joined forces once again to bring live televised boxing back to south Florida.
The main event features hard punching WBO #1 rated Latino Champion, Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza of Tijuana, Mexico set to face rugged veteran Ricardo “El Matematico” Nunez of Panama City, Panama in a bout scheduled for 10 rounds with Espinoza’s WBO Latino title on the line. “Hindu” Espinoza, 21, is boasting a record of 22-2-19 KO’s, having knocked out his past 9 opponents including two of them in title fights. “Hindu” looks to continue his knockout streak as he makes his 3rd appearance on Telemundo Friday night.
The challenger, Ricardo Nunez 29-8-23 KO’s, 31, carries the veteran experience in the fight. Nunez, has contested multiple title opportunities, including two world title fights. Nunez will look to impose his experience Friday night as he makes his 2nd appearance on U.S soil, in his first fight he lost a close split decision to cuban prospect Leduan Barthelemmy (13-0-1).
The Co-Main event of the night is Undefeated prospect Derreck Cuevas (19-0-1-14 Ko’s) of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Cuevas, battles local idol Ed “The Lion” Paredes (38-7-25 KO’s) of Pembrook Pines, Florida in a bout scheduled 10 rounds for the vacant World Boxing Association(WBA) Latin Welterweight title.
Making his return once again to the Telemundo airwaves, unbeaten local prospect Hairon “El Maja” Socarras (20-0-3-13 KO’s) faces his toughest opponent up to date in Carlos “Fino” Ruiz of Mexico City, Mexico. The bout is scheduled for 8 rounds in the featherweight division.
Felix “Tuto” Zabala President of All Star Boxing, INC stated “We are delighted to be back at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in South Florida as we continue to celebrate Boxeo Telemundo 30th anniversary with another spectacular night of boxing”
“Hindu” Espinoza vs “Matematico” Nuñez will air live at 11:35EST on Telemundo
7 more bouts round off the show. Doors Open 6:00PM. First bell at 7:00 PM. Tickets are already on sale at http://www.ticketmaster.com.All Star Boxing, Inc in association The Heavyweight Factory and Telemundo Deportes is presenting the show.
Lomachenko to defend WBO/WBA lightweight titles against WBA No. 1 contender Crolla
Exclusively on ESPN+ at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 12 p.m. PT
LOS ANGELES — After thrilling Big Apple audiences in his last three bouts, Vasiliy “Loma” Lomachenko is ready to bring his lightweight world titles to the City of Angels.
Lomachenko, the pound-for-pound Picasso and the WBA and WBO lightweight world champion, will defend his titles against former lightweight world champion Anthony “Million Dollar” Crolla on Friday, April 12 at Staples Center. In the co-feature, longtime WBO super middleweight world champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez will make his light heavyweight debut against an opponent to be announced in a 10-rounder.
Lomachenko-Crolla and Ramirez’s fight will stream live and exclusively in the United States beginning at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on ESPN+ — the direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service, which will mark its one-year anniversary since launching on the day of the fight. The entire undercard will also stream live on ESPN+ starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Matchroom Boxing USA, tickets priced at $310.50, $207, $103.50, $77.65, and $51.75 (including facility fees) go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 12 p.m. PT. Lomachenko’s last headlining appearance in Los Angeles came in August 2017 at the Microsoft Theater when he defended his 130-pound world title against Miguel Marriaga via seventh-round TKO.
“Staples Center is the perfect venue to showcase one of boxing’s great fighters, Vasiliy Lomachenko, who will test himself against a top contender in Anthony Crolla of Great Britain,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum.
“Los Angeles boxing fans are passionate and knowledgeable, and I look forward to putting on a spectacular show for them at Staples Center,” Lomachenko said. “Crolla is my mandatory challenger, and I like that he always comes to fight. He’s going to make the most of this opportunity.”
“I cannot wait for this. These are the fights you are in the sport for,” Crolla said. “People will say that I have got nothing to lose, but I am genuinely going over to LA to shock the world. I will concentrate on me. Firstly, I have to make sure the best Anthony Crolla turns up that night. I’m not worried about that. Preparing for Lomachenko is hard because he’s so unorthodox. He’s that good that when he does something wrong he gets away with it. You wouldn’t teach some of the things that he does. He’s so unique in that respect.”
“I’m delighted that Anthony gets another chance at a world title, this time against pound-for-pound star Vasiliy Lomachenko,” said Eddie Hearn, Managing Director of Matchroom Sport. “After losing his world title to Jorge Linares, Anthony has fought his way back into the mandatory position, and he is more than ready for the challenge. It’s been a fairytale story for him and now he gets another big chance on the big stage in a fight that means everything to him.”
Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs) entered the professional ranks following an amateur career that included a pair of Olympic gold medals for his native Ukraine and an unprecedented 396-1 record. He set a boxing record by winning world titles in three weight classes in 12 fights, shattering the previous mark of 20 set by Jeff Fenech 30 years prior. He was named 2017 Fighter of the Year by most boxing outlets after forcing all three of his opponents — Jason Sosa, Marriaga and fellow two-time Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux — to quit on their stools.
In May 2018, he moved up in weight and captured the WBA lightweight title when he rebounded from a torn labrum and a sixth-round knockdown to stop Jorge Linares at Madison Square Garden with a body shot in the 10th round. That December, in front of a sold-out Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden crowd, he scored a pair of knockdowns and won a wide unanimous decision over WBO lightweight champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza to unify titles.
Crolla (34-6-3, 13 KOs), from Manchester, England, turned pro in October 2006 and won the British lightweight title in 2011. He won the WBA lightweight title with a fifth-round knockout over Darleys Perez in November 2015, knocking Perez out for the count with a vicious left hook to the liver. Crolla defended the belt with an upset seventh-round knockout win against Ismael Barroso, scoring the finishing blow on a right hand to the body. He lost the title via competitive unanimous decision to Linares in September 2016, then lost the immediate rematch by unanimous decision the following March. Crolla earned another world title shot by authoring three consecutive decision wins, including a unanimous decision over former three-weight world champion Ricky Burns in October 2017.
Ramirez (39-0, 25 KOs) is ready to make his mark at light heavyweight after making five successful defenses of his WBO world title. The native of Mazatlán, Mexico, is a 10-year pro who won the world title in April 2016 with a shutout unanimous decision over two-weight world champion Arthur Abraham. In his last bout, Dec. 14 in Corpus Christi, Texas, he closed the show strong and defeated Jesse “Hollywood” Hart via majority decision. Ramirez, who has not ruled out returning to super middleweight to defend his title, also has his sights set on the light heavyweight division’s leading names.
“I am very motivated because of all the new things I have been doing to advance my career,” Ramirez said. “I am very excited to fight at Staples Center for the first time, as I consider Los Angeles my second home. I knew there will be many Latino fans supporting me. I want to become an idol of Mexican boxing, and nothing will stop me as I work to fulfill my dreams. I am also working with a new trainer, Julian Chua, who is pushing me to become the best fighter possible.”
The heavyweight co-main event was a wild scene with Sicilian heavyweight Juiseppe Cusumano (18-2, 16 KOs) capturing the vacant National Boxing Association (NBA) World Title by seventh-round knockout over California’s Brendan Barrett (7-3-2) in a fight that featured six knockdowns, one fighter getting tossed out of the ring and a melee at the end following the final blow from Cusumano.
With a six-inch height advantage, Cusumano had trouble letting his hands go against the shorter, stockier Barrett, who kept charging, but would unload with one punch, maybe two, at a time and then clinching to avoid Cusumano’s counter. The 6-foot-4 Sicilian finally found his distance and sent Barrett tumbling to the canvas three times in the fourth round, but not without a complaint from Barrett, who felt Cusumano pushed him in the back of the head.
Cusumano eventually sustained a cut on the forehead, which only heightened the intensity as the fight progressed, and the war reached its fever pitch in the fifth when the two became entangled in the middle of the ring and Barrett picked up Cusumano and tossed him through the ropes and onto the scorer’s table. The chaos momentarily unraveled Cusumano, who got caught with an overhand right in the sixth – Barrett’s best punch of the night – and hit the ground halfway through the round.
The shift in momentum was short-lived as Cusumano got his legs back and finally finished the fight for good at the 2:51 mark of the seventh, catching Barrett with a right cross that buckled his opponent’s legs and sent him crashing to the canvas for the fourth time. The referee waved it off, but that was only the beginning and a brawl ensued shortly after the final bell between the respective camps and fans sitting ringside, forcing Twin River security to quiet the storm.
Once the dust settled, Cusumano had his third consecutive win and 16th in his last 17 bouts.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Listed below are weights for all of the participants on Saturday night’s CES Boxing 2019 season opener scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln, R.I.
Limited tickets are available online at or or by phone at 401-724-2253/2254. Doors open at 6 p.m. ET and the first preliminary bout begins at 6:30. VIVE Network TV will stream two bouts for free on Facebook beginning at 8before the 4K televised pay-per-view main card kicks off at 9. Visit to purchase Saturday’s 4K UHD stream.
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9-0, 4 KOs
10-0, 5 KOs
New London, Conn.
23-2, 1 KO
15-9, 9 KOs
17-2, 15 KOs
7-1-2, 5 KOs
6-0, 2 KOs
6-0, 1 KO
7-1, 2 KOs
5-2, 3 KOs
5-2-2, 2 KOs
2-0, 1 KO
1-1, 1 KO
2-0, 2 KOs
Baton Rouge, La.
1-0, 1 KO
Falls Church, Va.
2-0, 2 KOs
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Boxeo Telemundo Weights from Kissimmee
Kissimmee, FL: The popular series Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford will kick off its 2019 spring season this Friday, February 22 at the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida. The longest running Boxing series on US Spanish television its also celebrating its 30thAnniversary.
In the main event unbeaten prospect Yomar “The Magic” Alamo of Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico will put his undefeated record on the line against rugged contender Manuel “La Tormenta” Mendez of Los Angeles, California in a bout schedule for 10 rounds for the vacant World Boxing Organization NABO Jr. Welterweight championship. Alamo, 23, has won the WBC Youth and FECARBOX Titles in his young career and in his last fight he knocked out Wilfrido Buelvas in 4 rounds last July 25 on the ESPN undercard of the Masayuki Ito-Christopher Diaz before a sold out crowd in Kissimmee and improved his record to 15-0-12 KO’s. Mendez, 28, has beaten 6 undefeated fighters and in his last outing he lost a highly disputed majority decision to Robert Garcia’s protégé undefeated Jonathan Navarro and his record fell to 16-4-3-11 KO’s.
WBO/NABO Jr. Welterweight Title 10 Rounds
Yomar Alamo: 140
Manuel Mendez: 140
8 Rounds Bantamweight
Antonio Vargas 119
Lucas Baez 118.4
10 Rounds Middleweights
Jonathan Tavira: 161
Carlos Monroe Jr: 162
4 Rounds Lightweights
Oscar Garcia: 137
Linomar Rios: 140
4 Rounds Welterweights
Deron Thompson: 147
Ivan Reyes 144
4 Rounds Featherweights
Dominique Francis: 121
Christian Reed: 124
6 Rounds Lightweights
Pedro Amigon: 138
Emmanuel Morales: 137
First bell at 8:00 PM. Tickets are already on sale at http://www.ticketmaster.comor http://www.ohpark.com. All Star Boxing, Inc in association with Telemundo Deportes and Experience Kissimmee is presenting the show. The Vargas-Baez fight is in association with Top Rank Boxing. Main event will be televised live on Telemundo at 11:35 PM.