DBE’s BROADWAY BOXING SERIES RETURNS TOMORROW NIGHT LIVE ON UFC FIGHT PASS FROM FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO
DBE’s BROADWAY BOXING SERIES RETURNS TOMORROW NIGHT LIVE ON UFC FIGHT PASS FROM FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO
Welterweight Jose Miguel Borrego @j_miguelborrego
Aguascalientes, Mexico getting in great sparring with the Champ Errol Spence, Jr.
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#SpencePorter IBF Champion Errol Spence, Jr. & WBC Champion Shawn Porter Clash in Highly Anticipated Showdown That Tops Star-Studded FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 28 at
STAPLES Center in Los Angeles
WBC Super Middleweight Champion Anthony Dirrell Defends Against Undefeated Former Champion David Benavídez in the Co-Feature
Unbeaten Rising Star Mario Barrios Meets Undefeated Batyr Akhmedov for WBA Super Lightweight Title
Plus! Rugged Veteran Josesito López Clashes with Hard-Hitting
John Molina, Jr.
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WBO junior featherweight world champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete will become the latest Mexican superstar to carry his nation’s flag proudly on Mexican Independence Day Weekend. Navarrete will make the third defense of his title versus Filipino contender Juan Miguel Elorde on Saturday, Sept. 14at T-Mobile Arena as the co-feature to lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s title defense against Otto Wallin.
In a 10-round super lightweight special attraction, former two-weight world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza will fight two-time world title challenger Jose “Chon” Zepeda.
Fury-Wallin and Navarrete-Elorde will stream live and exclusively in the United States on ESPN+, the leading multi-sport streaming service, starting at 11 p.m. ET. The undercard, headlined by Pedraza-Zepeda, will stream on ESPN+ starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. ESPN+ is available via the ESPN App on mobile and connected devices, on ESPN.com and at ESPNplus.com.
“I am very excited and proud to be part of the big card in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena and to defend my title in front of my people on such a special date for my beloved Mexico,” Navarrete said. “We will represent the Mexican flag on the biggest stage in boxing.”
“When I was offered the opportunity to fight for the world title on such a momentous card, I didn’t hesitate,” Elorde said. “I’ve dreamed of becoming a world champion, and this is my chance. Trust me, I will bring my special brand of Pinoy Power to Las Vegas. The title will come home to the Philippines.”
Navarrete (28-1, 24 KOs) is wasting no time getting back to action, as he knocked out Francisco “Panchito” De Vaca in three rounds August 17 at Banc of California Stadium. One of boxing’s most active world champions, Navarrete shocked the boxing world last December in New York City with an upset decision win over Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe to win the title. Five months later, he repeated the feat, this time stopping Dogboe in the 12th round in Tucson, Arizona. The De Vaca victory was Navarrete’s 23rd in a row dating back to 2012, a four-round decision defeat in the final round of the Cinturón de Oro XVIII tournament.
Elorde (28-1, 15 KOs) has championship pedigree in his blood, as he is the grandson of the late Filipino boxing icon Gabriel “Flash” Elorde. He has won 18 bouts in a row since a four-round decision loss in November 2011, most recently scoring a 12-round unanimous decision over Japanese contender Shohei Kawashima to retain his WBO Asia Pacific belt. Elorde is attempting to become the first junior featherweight world champion from the Philippines since Nonito Donaire.
Pedraza (26-2, 13 KOs), from Cidra, Puerto Rico, has captured world titles at junior lightweight and lightweight and is beginning his quest to become the seventh male fighter from Puerto Rico to win world titles in three weight classes. His WBO lightweight title reign was brief, as he lost a competitive unanimous decision to Vasiliy Lomachenko last December in a highly anticipated unification bout. Pedraza rebounded in impressive fashion in May, knocking out the big-hitting Antonio Lozada Jr. in nine rounds.
Zepeda (30-2, 25 KOs), who lived in Guerrero Negro, Mexico, until the age of 10, is two fights removed from a majority decision defeat to Jose Ramirez for the WBC super lightweight world title. A southpaw who began boxing after moving to Southern California, Zepeda is seeking a third world title opportunity. In 2015, he challenged Terry Flanagan for the vacant WBO lightweight world title and was forced to retire on his stool with a separated shoulder following the second round.
“I’m thrilled about fighting on such a big card that will be headlined by heavyweight great, Tyson Fury,” Pedraza said. “I’m also very excited about fighting on such a big stage like the T-Mobile Arena, where so many big events have taken place. One of my goals is to headline a card at the T-Mobile Arena one day.
“This fight will be a classic Mexico vs. Puerto Rico fight! I know that a big win will take me a step closer to capturing another world title. I want to become a champion in every weight class that I fight. After the fight, I will celebrate Mexican Independence Day with my Mexican brothers.”
“I feel like this fight will give me the opportunity to really showcase my skills and put me in a position to challenge for a world title,” Zepeda said. “I’m glad that it is versus a former world champion like Pedraza. I am excited that we will add another chapter to the great Mexico vs. Puerto Rico rivalry.”
In other action on the ESPN+ undercard stream:
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Wilfredo “Bimbito” Méndez (14-1, 5 KO’s) scores a unanimous victory victory
Victorio Saludar (19-4, 10 KO’s) On Saturday night for the WBO World Minimum Title at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Presented by Puerto Rico Best Boxing.
Super Welterweight Luis Midyael Sanchez “Diamante Negro” (8-0, 6 KO’s) scores a unanimous decision victory over Carlos Garcia Hernandez from Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.
Featherweight Pedro “Pedrito” Marquez (11-1, 7 KO’s) from San Juan, Puerto Rico was too much for Mexican fighter Angel Monrreal ending his night by scoring a second round TKO victory.
Super Lightweight Nestor Bravo (17-0, 12 KO’s) scores a second round TKO over Cristian Ruben Mino (19-4, 17 KO’s)
Super Lightweight “Lobo” Jean Carlos Torres (17-0, 13 KO’s) from Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico scores a third round TKO victory over Mexican Fighter Miguel Zamudio.
Lightweight Frevian Gonzalez Robles (1-0, 1 KO’s) from Cidra, Puerto Rico crushes Merchisde Rivera by TKO victory in the opening round.
Super Lightweight Angel Aponte Cruz (5-0, 2 KO’s) from San Juan, Puerto Rico broke down Luis Enrique Rivera from Cataño, Puerto Rico ending his night by scoring a third round TKO victory.
Photo credits: Victor M. Planas
Report: Damon Gonzalez/ Latinbox Sports
Tokyo, Japan– As Japan’s ‘Monster’ Naoya Inoue (18-0, 16 KOs) and legendary Filipino-American Nonito ‘The Filipino Flash’ Donaire (40-5, 26 KOs) met on Monday in Tokyo ahead of their showdown for the 118lb Ali Trophy at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on November 7.
“I recognize how important the WBSS final is to my career,” said 26-year-old Inoue, WBA ‘Regular’ and IBF World Bantamweight titlist. “And how important it will be for my career going forward. I am very aware there are high expectations of me from everyone.
“When this tournament started Nonito Donaire was the fighter I wanted to fight most. I am truly pleased that I am able to fight him in the final of this tournament. So, on November 7th I will give everything I have in this tournament final and attain the Ali Trophy.
“This fight is against Inoue who is one of the best fighters in the world,” said Donaire 36-year-old, WBC Diamond and WBA ‘Super’ World Bantamweight Champion. “To see where my career has been and what people have said about where I am and coming back to the division it inspires me, it motivates me, but most of all it excites me. This is where I wanna be.”
“It is going to be amazing to see the Ali Trophy be lifted by one of these sensational athletes,” adds Kalle Sauerland, Chief Boxing Officer of Comosa, the organiser of the World Boxing Super Series.
“On November 7 at the Saitama Super Arena, one of the largest indoor arenas in the world, it is the defining moment for the ‘Monster’ and ‘The Filipino Flash’. It is going to be a drama: The Drama in Saitama!”
The road to Saitama and the concluding bout in the bantamweight edition of Season II of the World Boxing Super Series:
Tournament No. 2 seed Inoue knocked out Juan Carlos Payano 70 seconds into their quarter-final and then stopped Emmanuel Rodriguez in round two of the semi as he blasted his way to the final contest for the coveted Ali Trophy.
Unseeded Donaire defeated No. 1 seed, Ryan Burnett, as he suffered a lower back injury and had to withdraw from their quarter-final, and then knocked out replacement Stephon Young in round five after Zolani Tete was ruled out of their semi due to a shoulder injury.
Report: Damon Gonzalez
Alpine, CA – Middleweight Connor “The Kid” Coyle (11-0, 4 KOs), Derry, Northern Ireland, UK pounds on
Rafael “The Pride of San Diego” Ramirez (21-5-2, 4 KOs), San Diego, CA. after Coyle looses a point for pushing Ramirez to the canvas in the opening stanza Coyle went right to work crushing Ramirez with hard shots sending him down to the canvas as Coyle continued to pressure Ramirez as his corner have seen enough throwing in the towel ending the contest at the official time of 2:05 seconds of round two by TKO victory for Coyle tonight at the Viejas Casino and Resort Presented by Roy Jones, Jr. Boxing live On UFC Fight Pass.
Photo credits: Manny Mitts / Roy Jones, Jr. Promotions
Top Rank has signed undefeated Puerto Rican featherweight sensation Orlando “Zurdo de Oro” Gonzalez to a multi-year promotional agreement.
From Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Gonzalez is 12-0 with eight knockouts, most recently scoring a six-round unanimous decision Aug. 2 over Aldimar Silva in Kissimmee, Florida.
He is the older cousin of unbeaten super featherweight prospect and fellow Top Rank signee Henry “Moncho” Lebron.
“Signing with Top Rank represents the best opportunity for my career and to expose my talent to the world,” Gonzalez said. “I have enough experience because I had 178 amateur fights. I achieved a lot during my time with the Puerto Rican national team, which prepared me to become a professional.
“In my last fights, I have had to implement a rigorous, strong and high-pressure style. However, I am ready when I have to demonstrate my technical arsenal.
“Now, more than ever, fans can expect the best from me. Everything has been part of a plan, and thank God my time has come to shine on the biggest stages.”
Said Top Rank matchmaker Brad Goodman: “Orlando is a very well-schooled young fighter who we expect big things from in the coming years. Like Henry Lebron, we believe Orlando has everything it takes to become a world champion.”
A three-year pro, Gonzalez turned pro following a 162-16 amateur campaign that included a gold medal at the 2012 Pan American Youth Championships. Gonzalez is a versatile southpaw who made his most emphatic statement May 25on the Jamel Herring-Masayuki Ito undercard, knocking out Roxberg Patrick Riley (13-1 at the time) in the third round.
PHILADELPHIA – Two very bad men are set for an old-fashioned Philadelphia throwdown.
WBC light heavyweight world champion Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk and IBF light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev will fight in a highly anticipated title unification bout Friday, Oct. 18 at the Liacouras Center.
Beterbiev and Gvozdyk enter this can’t-miss clash with a combined record of 31-0 with 28 knockouts.
Gvozdyk-Beterbiev will headline a special edition of Top Rank on ESPN beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
The undercard will stream live on ESPN+ — the industry-leading sports streaming service — beginning at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Peltz Boxing, tickets priced at $150, $90, $75 and $50 (not including applicable fees) go on sale Friday, Aug. 23 at 12 p.m. ET and can be purchased at the Liacouras Center Box Office, www.liacourascenter.com or charge by phone at 800-298-4200.
“This could very well be the fight of the year,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “These are two evenly matched, undefeated light heavyweight champions. There is nothing better in the sport of boxing.”
“My first goal was to win a light heavyweight world title. Now, I want to unify the belts, and that mission starts with Artur Beterbiev,” Gvozdyk said. “This is going to be a spectacular fight, one that the fans will enjoy. The fans asked for this fight, and we will deliver. One thing I know is that I will be the unified champion. I have the best trainer, Teddy Atlas, in my corner. This is our third fight together, and under his guidance, I will continue to get better.”
“I wish to thank Top Rank and my opponent, Oleksandr Gvozdyk, for making this unification bout possible and giving the fans around the world what they want,” Beterbiev said. “This will be a great fight between the two champions who aspire to become the undisputed light heavyweight world champion. I am looking forward to stepping into the ring on October 18.”
Gvozdyk (17-0, 14 KOs) will be making the second defense of the title he won from longtime champion Adonis Stevenson in a come-from-behind 11th-round KO last December in Quebec City, Canada. He followed up the Stevenson win with a dominant fifth-round TKO March 30 over Doudou Ngumbu in Philadelphia, where a large Ukrainian contingent showed up to cheer on their countryman. Gvozdyk captured a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, where he was teammates with current professional stablemate and pound-for-pound great Vasiliy Lomachenko. A five-year pro, Gvozdyk climbed the ranks with victories over established veterans like Isaac Chilemba, Yunieski Gonzalez and Nadjib Mohammedi.
Beterbiev (14-0, 14 KOs), a former Russian amateur star, has a come-forward, take-no-prisoners ring approach that has made him the only current world champion with a 100 percent KO ratio. He won the vacant IBF world title with a 12th-round TKO over Enrico Koelling, preserving his perfect KO record by stopping Koelling with 27 seconds left in the bout. His two title defenses have lasted a total of nine rounds, and most recently, he walked through longtime contender Radivoje “Hot Rod“ Kalajdzic in five rounds in the main event of the May 4 Top Rank on ESPN telecast.
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LAS VEGAS –
World-class professional boxing returns Saturday night, August 24, to Viejas Casino and Resort in Alpine, California, which is located about 30 miles from San Diego, with another exciting installment of RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS.
Promoted by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions, the Aug. 24th show will be streamed live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, starting at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
Headlining the show is undefeated Irish middleweight prospect Connor “The Kid” Coyle (10-0, 3 KOs), who will meet San Diego veteran fighter Rafael “The Pride of San Diego” Ramon Ramirez (21-4-2, 4 KOs) in 10-round main event.
The 29-year-old Coyle, fighting out of Derry, Northern, Ireland, is a “legacy” fighter: his great grand-father and great-uncle, both named Spider Kelly, each were British Empire and Commonwealth featherweight champions, 16 years apart. They had 256 combined bouts between 1928 and 1962. There is a monument dedicated to their unique achievements in Derry, Northern Ireland, were Coyle was born, raised and lives.
Ramirez has gained invaluable experience as a past sparring partner for world champions such as Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Shane Mosely and Jose Luis Castillo.
Mexican super lightweight prospect Santiago “Somer” Dominguez (16-0, 12 KOs) takes on Fabian Lyimo (23-9-2, 15 KOs), of Tanzania, in the eight-round, co-featured event.
Unbeaten Chula Vista, CA welterweight Adrian Guttierrez (7-0-1, 4 KOs) is slated to face German “Tin Tan” Valdez (4-5-1, 1 KO), of Mexico, in a six-round bout.
Additional bouts will soon be announced. All fights and fights are subject to change.
Tickets are priced at $65.00, $55.00 and $45.00 and available to purchase by going online at http://www.viejas.com.
Doors Open at 5 p.m. PT, first bout starts at 5:30 p.m. PT, and UFC FIGHT PASS commences at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET.