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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico against tough Guadalupe Rosales (34-13, 18 KO’s) who certainly showed up to fight in a back and forth action packed fight but fell short.
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Puerto Rico – WBO World female Super Bantamweight Champion Amanda Serrano from Carolina, Puerto Rico (33-1-1, 25 KOs) ways of Brooklyn, New York beats Edina Kiss from Budapest, Hungría (13-5, 5 KOs) by technical knockout at the official time 1:00 of the third round when the fight was stopped. Kiss went to the canvas in round two. Friday night at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino San Juan, Puerto Rico. Presented by Puerto Rico Best Boxing.
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Jose “Chiquiro” Martinez (19-0-1, 12 KO’s) will battle David “Severo” Carmona (20-4-5, 8 KO’s) on Friday July 28, 2017 at the Osceola Heritage Center
Kissimmee, Florida. for the vacant WBO NABO Super Flyweight Title @worldboxingorg Presented by @allstarboxinginc in association with @realmiguelacotto
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Keenan Smith 140 – Ivan Baranchyk 140
Kenneth Sims, Jr. 139.4 – Rolando Chinea 139.6
Glenn Dezurn 121.6 – Adam Lopez 121.8
Joshua Greer 117.4 – Leroy Davila 117
Antoine Douglas 159.6 – Juan De Angel 168.4
Charles Conwell 155.6 – Rick Graham TBA
Isiah Steen 163.4 – Travis Nero TBA
MIAMI, Okla., – Undefeated super lightweights Keenan Smith and Ivan Baranchyk officially made weight on Thursday, one day before they headline a quadrupleheader tomorrow/Friday on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Buffalo Run Casino & Resort in Miami, Okla. Photo: @trappfotos @showtimeboxing
BROOKLYN, NY – Undefeated IBF #6 middleweight contender, Luis Arias (18-0, 9 KOs), is coming off a stellar performance, winning by fifth round knockout against once beaten, Arif Magomedov. He now has his sights set on conquering the whole entire middleweight division.
“Every fighter in the middleweight division needs to take note, I’m coming for all Y’all, especially the Golovkin vs. Canelo winner,” said Luis Arias. “Billy Joe Saunders can get a beating too. I have the skills, hunger and heart to become the unified middleweight champion of the world. I’m going to make a statement in every fight moving forward. I won’t be denied.”
In addition, Arias gives his thoughts on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Connor McGregor showdown taking place at the T-Mobile Arena on August 26th.
“I think the Floyd Mayweather vs. Connor McGregor fight is going to be bad for boxing, but good for MMA,” Arias continued. “Never will an MMA fighter be on a stage like this. Floyd is going to mop him up. I think I would whoop McGregor’s ass if we fought in the ring. He would have the advantage in the octagon, but I know with some MMA training, I would give him some serious problems.”
From T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
“I am guaranteeing you this. You are going out on your face or on your back. So which way do you want to go?” – Mayweather
“I’m going to knock him out inside of four rounds. Mark my words,”
LOS ANGELES – Unbeaten boxing legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather and UFC star “The Notorious” Conor McGregor went face-to-face for the first time on Tuesday, in a highly anticipated press conference in front of over 11,000 fans at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles as the two global stars discussed their Saturday, August 26 showdown at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in an event that will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV.
The fighters posed for the first face-off of the unprecedented event that has captured the imagination of sports fans around the world. Mayweather and McGregor will meet in a super welterweight contest that serves as the first time champions from boxing and MMA will meet in a sanctioned boxing match.
The Mayweather vs. McGregor world tour will continue on to Toronto, New York City and London as the superstars deliver all the spectacle of the summer’s biggest event directly to the fans who demanded it.
Here is what the press conference participants had to say Tuesday:
“Everyone knows I’ve never backed down from anybody. You line them up, and I knock them down like bowling pins. On August 26, I’m knocking Conor out.
“I am guaranteeing you this. You are going out on your face or on your back. So which way do you want to go?
“Twenty one is the number. They ask me why is that the number? Because that’s how long I’ve been kicking ass. I don’t care about a ring or an octagon. Put me in there and I’m going to kick ass.
“It takes two warriors to bring an event like this together. The two biggest forces in combat sports made this happen.
“This was something that the fans wanted to see. I spoke to my team and said that the Mayweather-McGregor fight can be the biggest fight in history. That’s what we’re here to turn into reality.
“McGregor is a professional, stand-up fighter. The only loss he took was when he was on the ground. He’s a tough competitor and I’m taking him very seriously.
“Everyone knows I’ve been doing this for a long time. I’ve been here before. He’s a tough guy though and a warrior. The best must fight the best. The fans wanted this fight, me and McGregor wanted the fight. It’s going to be blood, sweat and tears on August 26.
“Training camp has been rough. I know deep in my heart that this is the last one. I’m taking care of my body and giving myself time off to allow my body to rejuvenate.
“Conor really wants to win. Extremely badly. Other fighters it usually plays out two ways. Some guys play it safe and then some like Marcos Maidana go for the kill. I think he’s the Maidana-type. He’s a heavy-hitter so I have to be cautious. It’s going to basically be a toe-to-toe battle.”
“My mind is blown. I’m absolutely honored to be here in front of you fans for this great spectacle. Somebody’s 0 has got to go.
“He’s got little legs and little hands. I’m going to knock him out inside of four rounds. Mark my words.
“I’m a young, confident, happy man. I’ve worked extremely hard for this. I’m going to embrace everything. No one can do anything to me. I’m going to have a good time.
“Floyd will be unconscious inside of four rounds. The power and ferociousness that I have, he’s never experienced it before. I don’t fear him.
“Even if he catches one of my punches with his glove, it will still hurt him. I’m like nothing he’s ever seen before.
“Twelve, three minute rounds is going to be a breeze for me. Not to take anything away from this sport, but I have no worries about going twelve rounds with Floyd.
“Floyd is the perfect motivation for me to go in and conquer the supposedly unconquerable. What more motivation could you need? This pushes me on to do these record-breaking events.”
LEONARD ELLERBE, CEO of Mayweather Promotions
“This is a great fight that the fans have demanded. That’s exactly what we’re going to give them on August 26.
“Floyd Mayweather is the undefeated, pound-for-pound king and The Best Ever. He’s here to give the fans what they wanted and that’s his huge event a memorable fight on August 26.
“Mayweather Promotions is all about giving the fans exactly what they want, and this battle between Floyd and Conor is going to deliver all of that and much more.
“This is the can’t-miss event of the summer and this crowd at STAPLES Center proves just how big it’s going to be. This whole week we’ll be bringing all the excitement of a fight week to sold out venues throughout the world.”
STEPHEN ESPINOZA, Executive VP & General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports
“Over the last several years, SHOWTIME has teamed up with MGM and Mayweather Promotions to give fans the biggest and most exciting events in sports. Record-breaking event after record breaking event. We also have a long history of MMA in SHOWTIME and are glad to be in business with UFC and Conor McGregor.
“We will be working to deliver this event to the fans in unprecedented ways. We will give you new ways to experience the preparation leading up to the fight and then fight night, like never before. We’ll bring you behind the scenes and up close and personal with the “All Access” series. Your backstage pass to this fight premieres on July 28 on SHOWTIME.
“They said this fight could never be made, they said this fight would never happen, but this fight is no surprise. 10 years ago Floyd decided to leave his promoter and become his own boss. He became his own boss and broke PPV record after PPV record. Here we are, 49-0, he’s fought 24 world champions, and never lost. Floyd Mayweather has generated 20 million PPV buys and 1.3 billion dollars in PPVs. He is by far the number one attraction in sports and entertainment. There is no one else who is even close.
“Am I surprised that this fight is happening? Especially against someone younger, bigger and stronger than he is. Not at all. This is Floyd’s plan. To put on the most exciting and spectacular events that the sports world has ever seen. That’s what August 26 will be. That’s been the plan all along. ”
DANA WHITE, President of UFC
“This is the biggest fight any of us have ever been a part of. People have just rallied behind this fight. Don’t judge a fight until the fight is over. You never know what’s going to happen, especially with a guy like Conor who hits like a truck. When he hurts someone, he puts them away.
“This is a completely full event today, not a seat left. We had to move to a bigger venue in Toronto. Barclays Center sold out and then today tickets sold out at Wembley in 10 minutes. There’s never been anything like this.
“Floyd is almost 41 years old. Conor is a young southpaw who hits hard. We’ll see how it plays out. It’s crazy to think that Conor won’t connect with him.
“Conor McGregor believes in himself like nobody I’ve ever seen before. What he thinks about, he manifests into reality. The boxing media will get to know Conor on this tour and see the mental warfare that he engages in. Then on fight night, Conor is going to try to knock Floyd out.”
RICHARD STURM, President of Sports and Entertainment, MGM Resorts International
“Thank you to all the great fight fans around the globe watching this event. We’re thrilled that this event will be held at T-Mobile Arena, the home of the biggest events in the sports and entertainment industry. In only 15 months the T-Mobile Arena has become an industry leader and home to many of the greatest entertainers and athletes in the world.
“Las Vegas and the T-Mobile Arena will be the center of the sports universe for this great spectacle when two great champions bring these two sports together for the first time. It’s going to be an absolutely electric weekend. We look forward to delivering an unforgettable experience to all the fans who travel from around the world to this great event.”
For more information visit http://www.SHO.com/Sports and http://www.mgmgrand.com, follow on Twitter @FloydMayweather, @TheNotoriousMMA, @MayweatherPromo, @UFC, @ShowtimeBoxing, @SHOSports, and @Swanson_Comm or become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MayweatherPromotions, http://www.Facebook.com/SHOSports andwww.Facebook.com/UFC
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@allstarboxing top contender Miguel ‘Escorpión’ Marriaga (25-2, 21 KO’s) not waisting any time at all jumping right into training camp as he gets set for the biggest fight in his career against Vasyl ‘Hi-Tech’ Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KO’s) @lomachenkovasiliy on Saturday August 6, 2017 at the Nokia Theater
Los Angeles, California. for the @worldboxingorg
WBO World Super Featherweight Title
Broadcasted live on @espn & @espndeportes Presented by @trboxing @BobArum @ToddDuboef
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Welterweight Sammy Valentin from Tampa, Florida loses his WBO NABO Welterweight title last night to Giovani Santillan by KO win. All Star Boxing, Inc. director of operations Ruben De Jesus had the following comments on the outcome of the fight.
De Jesus: “Obviously it’s disappointing, but not a devastating loss, coming into this fight. It was clearly a tough fight for both young warriors. Did I think we would lose the fight? No, but clearly it is not a good feeling when you do.”
“Unfortunately, there is no rematch clause that was in the contract. We have a very good relationship with Kenneth R. Thompson and Alex Camponovo, but it is pre-mature to say this early.”
“At All Star Boxing, we have a policy with our fighters, we never leave any soldier on the battle field. We plan to re-group and get Valentin back into the ring in our show October 13th.”
“In regards to boxing folks that may say too fast too soon, Boxing is different it has changed a lot. You have networks involved and the financial aspect of the sport. My theory is if you have a fighter, in this case who has close to 200 amateur fights, there is no reason you should not fight him. Our fighter was ranked #9 with the WBO welterweight division. We rolled the dice. The opportunity was very good. Sammy was in a great position to possibly collide with Jeff Horn next year. Boxing is about chess moves, there were too many positives revolved around the fight and we strongly believe Valentin will recover.”
By Damon Gonzalez – Latinbox Sports
Tampa Bay boxing continues to exite fight fans in the area as boxing promoter Felix “Tuto” Zabala from All Star Boxing,Inc. returs to the bay area at the sold out A La Carte Pavilion with a great line up.
Lightweights Teofimo Lopez (6-0, 5 KO’s) carried himself with a composure and presence of an experienced young fighter as he displayed his hooking, attacking style clearly outworking Christian Santibanez from San Antonio, Texas who fought well but sufficiently discouraged as he looses to a unanimous decision victory. judges scores 60-54 3x
2016 Rio Olympian Top Rank Bantamweights Antonio Vargas (5-0, 2 KO’s) not like a king to make any significant marks in the division as of yet the young charismatic 20-year-old, life is very good right now as Vargas wins by unanimous decision victory in Tampa, Florida over Leonardo Daniel Reyes (5-7, 3 KO’s) giving Reyes more then he can handle as Vargas aggression enabled him to build an early lead against Reyes and never stepped off the gas, judges scores 60-54 3x
Welterweights Ramon De La Paz (1-0) from Tampa, Florida scores a one sided unanimous decision victory over Mckinley Smith (0-2) tonight, De La Paz resisted the temptation to go after Smith’s oft-exposed chin, lacing him with hard right hands and one-twos De La Paz coasting to a decision, Judges scores 40-36 3x
Bantamweight Sonia Osorio (9-5-1, 1 KO’s) from Mexico City, Mexico. found a way to be the spoiler in a back and forth four round exchange out point local Noemi Bosques (11-10-3, 2 KO’s) to a unanimous decision victory, Judges scores 37-39, 36-40, 36-40.
ORANGE, Calif. – In what was billed as his toughest fight to date, Giovani “Gallo de Oro” Santillan (22-0, 12 KOs) stormed through “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (12-1, 9 KOs) by second round knockout on Friday night from A La Carte Pavilion in Valentin’s hometown city of Tampa, Fla.
Santillan, who came in unranked while Valentin sat at No. 9 by the WBO, captured the NABO Welterweight Championship with an emphatic performance that will elevate his stature in the highly competitive welterweight division.
“We came here to take Valentin’s championship and we did just that,” said Santillan, who lives in San Diego but conducts most of his sparring in boxing rich Los Angeles. “It’s on to bigger fights now.”
“Santillan looked impressive and he definitely shed the prospect tag,” said Ken Thompson, president of Thompson Boxing Promotions. “He didn’t waste anytime in making a statement. He’s about to enter his prime and we are thrilled with his progress.”
The championship bout was presented by Tuto Zabala’s Jr. All Star Boxing, Inc., in association with Thompson Boxing, and was televised by the Telemundo Network.