Back With A Bang

ROBERT GUERRERO

2014 “FIGHT OF THE YEAR”

Photo By Ping Nepo – CrossFit

GILORY, CA (June 26, 2014) – In one of the most exciting fights in boxing history, 6-time and 4-division world champion, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (32-2-1, 18 KOs), reflects on his tantalizing  war with Yosihiro Kamegai (24-2-1, 21 KOs), which is on its way to being 2014 “Fight of The Year”.

“I hope the fans enjoyed the fight as much as I did,” said Guerrero. “I know I could have made the fight easier by boxing, but then the fans would have not gotten their money’s worth.  I love to fight, it’s in my blood, and it’s what I do…I’m a fighter. One thing you can take to the bank is when you tune into watch me, or pay for a ticket to any of my fights, you’re going to get excitement. There’s nothing better than a toe to toe battle!”

“My name stands for Warrior in Spanish so that’s what I like to do…go to War,” Guerrero continued. “To my future opponents I can’t wait to get in there and bang it out!”

Guerrero, who won his first title at featherweight, has crossed over several weight classes, winning numerous world championships along the way.   Guerrero has established himself as one of the elite fighters in boxing. 

In closing Guerrero says, “I love to fight, it’s all about pleasing the fans!”

Transcript

TERENCE CRAWFORD and YURIORKIS GAMBOA

WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT

With Top Rank’s Carl Moretti and Crawford Co-Managers

Brian McIntyre and Cameron Dunkin

Wednesday, June 25

 

            OMAHA, NEB (June 26, 2014) — World Championship Boxing returns to Omaha for the first time in 42 years!  Undefeated world champions TERENCE CRAWFORD, the Pride of Omaha, and Cuban sensation YURIORKIS GAMBOAwho boast identical 23-0 (16 KOs) professional ring records, will be battling for Crawford’s newly-won World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight titleThis Saturday! June 28, at the the CenturyLink Center in Omaha (455 North 10th St., Omaha, Neb. 68102).  This will be the first world championship fight Omaha has hosted since Joe Frazier successfully defended his heavyweight title against Nebraska’s-ownRon Stander on May 25, 1972.  It will also be a professional homecoming for Crawford, who has not fought in his home state since 2011.  The fight will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, in its first-ever visit to Omaha, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will open with undefeated Top-Five contenders MATT KOROBOV and JOSE UZCATEGUI battling in a 10-round rumble for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental middleweight title.

 

            This exciting all-action doubleheader features four undefeated gladiators with a combined record of 91-0, 63 KOs. 

 

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CARL MORETTI:  First I would like to say there is no truth to the rumor that we banned Bob Arum from the conference call.  Bob is home resting comfortably from his knee replacement surgery and I know he’ll be watching the show on Saturday night.  We pass along our well wishes.  We have four undefeated fighters fighting Saturday night live on HBO [10 p.m. ET/PT]  Their combined records are a perfect 91-0 with nearly 70% of those victories coming by way of knockout.  Matt Korobov and Jose Uzcategui, world-rated No. 1 and No. 4 by the WBO, respectively, open the HBO telecast up and to the victor should go on to become the mandatory challenger to Peter Quillin.  And in the main event, Terence Crawford, the local hometown kid, makes the first defense of his title he won over is Scotland against Ricky Burns, battling one of the greatest amateurs ever and undefeated as a pro and a worthy contender for this title.

YURIORKIS GAMBOA:  I am very anxious to get to the fight.  I met all the objectives that  I needed to in training camp to get our game plan together for this fight on Saturday night.

CAMERON DUNKIN:  I am just very excited for Terrence and Brian both.  They were out in Omaha and we had a plan and it worked out – we knew we would get here and a lot of people thought we were crazy.  We’re here and I’m really excited for them.  We look for a great fight – Gamboa is a great fighter and it’s going to be a terrific fight.

BRIAN McINTYRE:  I first would like to say thank you to Yuriorkis Gamboa for accepting the fight.  I am excited for Terence that he will be able to showcase his skills at this level and he being in his hometown.  I am expecting a great fight.

TERENCE CRAWFORD:  I’m feeling good and I’m ready.  This is what I have been asking for all along and I am just ready for the moment.

When you won the title in Glasgow, was it a plan to defend it in your hometown?

TERENCE CRAWFORD:  Yes, that was my goal, to make my first defense in Omaha and I was real pleased with Bob [Arum] keeping his word.  Now that we are here I am just happy for everything.  I am in my hometown where my fans have never really got to see me perform as a professional and I am ready for the moment

There are always stories of distractions, tickets etc., when a fighter fights in his hometown.  Have you experienced that?

TERENCE CRAWFORD:  I don’t handle any of that – no tickets or t-shirts, so they can’t call me for nothing.  So I am not worried about the distractions.

BRIAN McINTYRE:  Well, we already have a game plan planned out – what everybody’s job is going to be as far as the tickets go and the t-shirts.  We are keeping Terence secluded so he has no distractions.  We talked about that months in advance and now we are just executing the plan.

Do you have knowledge of the last world championship fight that took place in Omaha? [Joe Frazier vs. Ron Stander World Heavyweight Championship, May 25, 1972]

TERENCE CRAWFORD:  It was news to me.  I never knew about it until a few years back.  I know about it now and that’s all that matters.

You looked much bigger than Gamboa at the initial press conference.  Do you feel you have a big size advantage?  Do you think you will use it?

TERENCE CRAWFORD:  Like I tell everybody – you never know.  Gamboa is a real skillful fighter and he can make adjustments in the ring as the fight goes on.  We just have to wait to see what happens.

Gamboa, you are shorter than most of your opponents, but this seems more so…

YURIORKIS GAMBOA:  I answer that question by going back to all of the fights in my professional career.  I have been pretty much the smaller fighter in all of my fights, so I don’t think it will have much of an affect.  I know how to adjust and I know how to come in with a game plan.  It’s just something I have dealt with since I was an amateur – I have always been the smaller guy.

Will the layoff affect you – you fought once in 2012 and once in 2013?

YURIORKIS GAMBOA:  Basically no, not as long as I am focused.   I have stayed active – maybe not in the ring but I have done what I need to do outside of the ring to be prepared for Saturday night.  I have remained active in the gym.

Gamboa has been tweeting some odd things towards you – how do you feel about that?

TERENCE CRAWFORD:  I just look at it as being part of boxing.  That’s something he feels he wants to do and I don’t take it personally.  I am going to go in there, come Saturday, and look at him eye-to-eye and see what he has to say then.

Does Gamboa pose a big challenge to you?

TERENCE CRAWFORD:  He is going to be a big challenge.  He is a great fighter, like myself.  I never got hit by him so I don’t know about his power.

How is he different than Burns?

TERENCE CRAWFORD:  Gamboa has a lot more amateur experience, but at the same time they are two different fights.  One is tall and one is short and they fight two different styles.

How do you feel about fighting in your hometown?

TERENCE CRAWFORD:  My managers, Cameron Dunkin and Brian McIntyre – they came in and got the job done.  I am just blessed to be able to fight in Omaha.

Do you feel this is a career-defining fight for you?

YURIORKIS GAMBOA:  Like in any career, obviously it is a defining moment and I plan to take full advantage.

Where does Yuri feel that Terence falls talent-wise?

YURIORKIS GAMBOA:  Until I fight him on Saturday I really can’t answer that question.

How have you dealt with the demands on your time while fighting in your hometown?

TERENCE CRAWFORD:  We’ve been keeping a low profile.  When we got back into town from training camp [in Colorado Springs] there wasn’t a big entourage.  I actually didn’t let anyone know when I was coming back into town.  It’s been kind of cool – just chillin’ and waiting on the fight.

Cameron?

CAMERON DUNKIN:  I leave that up to Brian.  These guys have lived there their whole lives.  Brian and I were concerned about it and we had a long talk about it.  He told me he would set everything up and keep all the distractions away.  Brian has done a great job, giving everyone jobs so Terence is just focused on the fight and ready to go.  He hasn’t had any distractions and Brian has assured me he is ready to go.

Do you get a feeling, by walking around town, the magnitude of the event?

TERENCE CRAWFORD:  Yes, I can tell it is big.  Big not just for me but for the city of Omaha, Nebraska.  It’s not just the boxing community; it is all the people in Omaha.  I can also tell that I give the people hope – that they can be what they want to be, if you believe and work hard at it.

How do you characterize yourself?  Some say you are a southpaw and some say you are a switch-hitter?

TERENCE CRAWFORD:  I don’t look at myself as one-dimensional.  I can fight a lot of different ways – I’m very flexible.

What type of challenge does Terence pose to you?

YURIORKIS GAMBOA:  It’s part of the sport.  Obviously you are going to fight guys that can switch up on you.  Some can master either the southpaw or orthodox stance, but it’s something you have to deal with.  You have to prepare to face that challenge.

When was the last time you went to fight in someone’s back yard – or as the B-side of the promotion?

YURIORKIS GAMBOA:  In Kazakhstan is the last time I can remember, in 2006.

Do you plan to attack Gamboa, since he has been off for a while and he may have a suspect chin?

TERENCE CRAWFORD:  I never go into the ring thinking that’s the way he is going to be – I just go in to fight my fight.  I don’t go in there looking for the knockout.  If it comes it comes and if it doesn’t it doesn’t.

Who made the decision to take this fight against Crawford?

YURIORKIS GAMBOA:  I think it is well known that the dialogue and conversation between my team and Top Rank was a fight with Mikey Garcia, but that was not going to happen – there are some legalities between them that wouldn’t let the fight take place, and that’s when Top Rank suggested we make this fight happen and we decided that was a good option as well.

Terence, what do you think you will bring to the table that will give Gamboa problems?  He mentioned that he has been fighting guys like you since his young amateur days in Cuba…

TERENCE CRAWFORD:  We are going to have to wait until Saturday.  The guys he has fought, I am pretty sure don’t have the same style as me.  He may have fought guys with similar styles but no one has the same exact style as me.  So we will have to see on Saturday.

What one thing that you will bring to the table will get you the victory?

TERENCE CRAWFORD:  Just me being myself.  Me going in there and fighting my fight.

YURIORKIS GAMBOA:  I would say that my boxing IQ I think is very high – that is one thing that a lot of people underestimate in me.  My boxing abilities give me an advantage in a lot of fights that I go into.  My speed and my reflexes – a combination of a lot of those things I think will lead me to a victory on Saturday.

TERENCE CRAWFORD:  I say good luck to Gamboa.  I know we are going to be ready and he’ll be ready and to all of the fans out there support Gamboa and me and buy tickets to the fight, support the fight and thanks for having me.

CARL MORETTI:  Obviously this is a hot event here in Omaha and we have opened up the remaining seats in the upper level to accommodate the demand.   Fans are welcome to watch the live-stream of Thursday’s final press conference at www.toprank.tv [3 p.m. ET / Noon PT] and attend Friday’s Official Weigh-In, which will take place at the CenturyLink Center Omaha, beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time.  We are looking forward to it.

 

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“ALL ACCESS: Canelo vs. Lara” Episode 1 Premieres 

Friday, June 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®

 

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All Access: Canelo vs. Lara - Episode 1 Clip
All Access: Canelo vs. Lara – Episode 1 Clip

 

SHOWTIME Sports EMMY® Award-winning original documentary series ALL ACCESS returns in advance of the SHOWTME PPV® event “Honor & Glory: Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara,” a showdown between the No. 1 and No. 2 world-ranked fighters in the junior middleweight division on Saturday, July 12 from MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  “ALL ACCESS: Canelo vs. Lara” Episode 1 will premiere Friday, June 27, on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

ALL ACCESS gives viewers exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage as Canelo and Lara prepare for the biggest boxing event of the summer.  Episode 1 takes viewers aboard their private jets and follows the stars as they embark on a four-city kickoff press tour to announce the PPV event.  ALL ACCESS cameras join Lara at his home in Houston to meet his family and visit Canelo in San Diego as the fighters enter training camp for “Honor & Glory.”

 

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Rockin Fights Returns

JOE DEGUARDIA’S STAR BOXING PRESENTS

ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS/”ROCKIN FIGHTS 14″

JULY 18 AT THE PARAMOUNT

EMANUEL TAYLOR VS. KARIM MAYFIELD

PLUS THE RETURN OF CLETUS SELDIN

PLUS A TRIBUTE TO NEW WORLD CHAMPION

CHRIS ALGIERI

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

   

 

Bronx, NY (June 25, 2014)
Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing returns to The Paramount in

Huntington

 

, New York on

 

FRIDAY, JULY 18th with ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS/”ROCKIN FIGHTS 14″ headlined by an outstanding ten round junior welterweight clash between top rated contenders

 

EMANUEL “The Tranzformer” TAYLOR of Baltimore, Maryland and

 San Fransico’s

 KARIM “Hard Hitta” MAYFIELD.

 

Co-featured on the nationally televised event is the return of popular knockout artist, “The Hebrew Hammer” CLETUS SELDIN of Long Island, making his national television debut, in an eight round junior welterweight clash against an opponent to be announced.

 

As part of the sensational evening of world class professional boxing, Star Boxing will also pay tribute to “The Fighting Pride of Huntington“, new World Boxing Organization Junior Welterweight Champion CHRIS ALGIERI.

 

Advance tickets for ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS/”ROCKIN FIGHTS 14″ starting at $50, are on sale through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com), the Star Boxing website (StarBoxing.com) and The Paramount Box Office, phone (631) 673-7300. Doors on the night of the event will open at 6:30 p.m. with the first bell at 7:00 p.m.

 

“We’re very excited to return to The Paramount with another outstanding nationally televised card. Taylor and Mayfield is a true cross-roads fight with the winner getting right back in the upper tier of the world rankings” said DeGuardia. ‘Each is coming off a tough loss and looking to gain the terrific momentum their careers previously held.

 

“For Cletus, the fans on Long Island already know the electricity he brings to the ring, he truly epitomizes the term ‘all-action fighter’. Fighting on ESPN gives him the opportunity to show the boxing world that he belongs among the top echelon of prospects in the junior welterweight division.”

 

Continued DeGuardia “We are also going to pay special tribute to our new champion, Chris Algieri. He made his bones fighting at The Paramount, selling it out numerous times and his story of winning the title over Ruslan Provodnikov on June 14 has captured the interest of boxing fans all over the world.”

 

Despite being dropped twice in the first round and  a closed right eye, Algieri valiantly fought on to win the world championship title. The fight, which was telecast LIVE on HBO from the Barclays Center in front of massive crowd of Long Island fight fans, the broadcast was the third highest rating boxing event of the 2014.

 

“This is our 14th event at The Paramount and we’re very proud to have led the renaissance of boxing on Long Island. With each of our prior events selling out, I’d strongly encourage fans to purchase their tickets in advance.”

 

Sporting a record of 17-2-0 with 12 knockouts, the 23-year-old Taylor will look to return to the win column following a ten-round decision loss to Algieri on February 14, also telecast on ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS from The Paramount.

 

Prior to the battle with Algieri, Taylor had two outstanding performances, knockouts of world ranked Victor Cayo and once-beaten Ray Serrano.

 

Mayfield, 18-1-1 (11KO’s), will also look to return to the win column following the first loss of his career, a very close, HBO televised decision to Thomas Dulorme on March 29th in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

 

Over the course of his eight-year professional career Mayfield has fought and beaten numerous top names including Steve Forbes, Mauricio Herrera, Ray Serrano and Patrick Lopez.

With a record of 13-0-0 with ten knockouts, the 27-year-old Seldin has built a reputation among Long Island fans as a must-see attraction for his show-stopping knockouts.

 

On April 24th, Seldin stunned the standing room only crowd at The Paramount with an explosive seventh round knockout of Wilfredo Acuna.

Additional undercard bout for ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS/”ROCKIN FIGHTS 14″ will be announced shortly.

The Paramount is located at 370 New York Avenue in Huntington, New York, 11743.

Full Card Announcement

50 Cent’s Birthday Bash

Mark Davis vs. Michael Farenas

Billy Dib vs. Alberto Garza

ESPN FNF Special Edition, Wednesday, July 2 at Foxwoods Resort Casino

 

FACT SHEET

 

WHAT:            “50 Cent’s Birthday Bash”

 

WHEN:            Wednesday, July 2, 2014

 

WHERE:          Grand Theater at Fox Tower, Foxwoods Resorts Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut

 

WHO:             MAIN EVENT – IBF WORL JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR (12)- ESPN

MARK “Too Sharp” DAVIS (18-0), Cleveland, Ohio

vs.

MICHAEL “Hammer Fist” FARENAS (38-4-4, 30 KOs), Paranaque City, Philippines

CO-FEATURE – JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHTS (10) – ESPN

BILLY “The Kid” DIB (36-3, 21 KOs), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

vs.

ALBERTO “Kichis” GARZA (26-7-1, 21 KOs), Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

LIGHTWEIGHTS (4) – ESPN

RYAN “Blue-Chip” MARTIN (6-0, 3 KOs), Cleveland, OH

vs.                                           

MATTHEW “Champ” BACA (4-1-1, 2 KOs), Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHTS (6)

JIMMY WILLIAMS (6-0-1, 3 KOs), New Haven, Connecticut

vs.

STEPHAN OWUSU (8-6, 4 KOs), Bronx, New York

 

FEMALE SUPER BANTAMWEIGHTS (6)

SHELLY “Shelito’s Way” VINCENT (11-0, 1 KO), Providence, Rhode Island

vs.

NYDIA “Da Phenomenal” FELICIANO (7-5-3, 0 KOs), Bronx, New York

WELTERWEIGHTS (6)

NICK DE LOMBA (3-0, 0 KOs), Cranston, Rhode Island

vs.

EDWIN SOTO (9-1-2, 4 KOs), New Haven, Connecticut by way of Puerto Rico

 

WELTERWEIGHTS (6)

LUIS CRUZ (7-0, 4 KOs), Bronx, New York

vs.

RYAN PICOU (1-2, 0 KOs), Las Vegas, Nevada

 

SUPER WELTERWEIGHTS (4)

JUNIOR “Sugar Boy” YOUNAN (4-0, 4 KOs), Brooklyn, New York

vs.

AZAMAT UMARZODA (0-3-1), Las Vegas, Nevada

 

 

(all fights & fighters subject to change)

 

PROMOTER:   SMS Promotions

 

TELEVISION: Special edition of ESPN FNF

 

TICKETS:       $100.00, $75.00 and $45.00 on sale online at www.foxwoods.com, calling Foxwoods’ box office at (800) 200-2882, or in person at Foxwoods’ box office. Tickets are also be available to purchase through any Ticketmaster outlet and online at www.ticketmaster.com.

DBE Announcement

COMPLETE CARD ANNOUNCED FOR

ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS

 

IVAN REDKACH VS. SERGEY GULYAKEVICH

HEADLINES ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS

JUNE 27TH AT THE AMERISTAR CASINO

IN ST. CHARLES, MO

 

New York, NY / St. Charles, MO (6/25/14) – This Friday night, DiBella Entertainment and Rumble Time Promotions, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, will present that week’s edition of ESPN’sFriday Night Fights/ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates from the beautiful Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, MO.

Headlining the card will be red-hot lightweight contender Ivan “El Terribel” Redkach (16-0, 13KO’s) putting his undefeated record on the line against former title challenger Sergey “The Surgeon” Gulyakevich (41-2, 17KO’s) in the 10-round main event of the evening.

In the eight-round co-feature bout, WBA #11-rated junior lightweight Ryan Kielczweski (19-0, 4KO’s) puts his undefeated record on the line against once-beaten Ramsey Luna (12-1, 4KO’s).

Opening up the card will be promising hometown favorite Stephon Young (9-0, 4KO’s), from nearby St. Louis, MO, looking to improve to a perfect 10-0 when he squares off against Vicente Alfaro (6-3, 1KO) in a six-round junior featherweight showdown.

Also seeing action on the card in separate six-round middleweight bouts will be newly signed middleweight DBE prospects Eduardo Alicea (6-0, 3KO’s) and Paul Littleton (8-0-1, 4KO’s). Alicea, who is co-promoted by Rumble Time Promotions, is set to square off against Demetrius Walker (7-4-1, 4KO’s), while Littleton will take on heavy-handed Skylar Thompson (12-12, 10KO’s).

Making his much-anticipated pro debut will be DBE’s Ukrainian amateur superstar Ivan Golub in a special attraction four-round middleweight bout as he squares off against St. Louis-native Javon Wright (1-2). The 25-year-old Golub had an astounding amateur career, which saw him become a five-time Ukrainian National Champion, win a bronze medal at the junior world championships in 2006 and bronze at the world championships in 2009, amassing a record of 270-32 in the process. Now Golub is ready to his pro career underway when he takes on Wright.

Rounding out the card will be undefeated local favorites Derrick Murray, Kent Cruz and Samir Simpson Bey, all in separate four-round bouts. Murray (6-0-1, 3KO’s) is set to take on fellow St. Louis-native Joseph Mueller (pro debut) in a four-round featherweight matchup. Cruz (5-0, 3KO’s) squares off against the fellow undefeated Guy Smith Jr. (2-0) in a four-round junior welterweight showdown while St. Louis’ Bey (2-0-1, 2KO’s) takes on Devon Hostler (1-4) from nearby St. Joseph, MO, in a battle for neighborhood bragging rights.

The ESPN Friday Night Fights card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Rumble Time Promotions, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.

 

ESPN will begin live coverage at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN.

Tickets are currently on sale and are priced at $80 for ringside and $40 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1(800) 293-5949 or by visiting www.metrotix.com. Doors open at 5 p.m. CT with the first bout scheduled for 6 p.m. CT.

Another One For The Records

BOXING’S POUND-FOR-POUND CHAMPION

FLOYD “MONEY” MAYWEATHER EXCITED ABOUT 2014 ESPY AWARDS DOUBLE NOMINATION

 

Las Vegas (June 25) – Eleven-Time World Champion and boxing superstar Floyd “Money” Mayweather continues to rack up career accolades as it was announced yesterday that he has been nominated for the 2014 ESPY Awards for “Best Male Athlete” and “Best Fighter.”

 

While Mayweather has won the ESPY for “Best Fighter” five times, he is the first boxer in the history of the ESPYs to be nominated for “Best Male Athlete.” Mayweather is coming off of two wins in the last year, including a dominant, record-breaking performance against Canelo Alvarez last September and a thrilling victory in May against Marcos Maidana.

 

Fans can vote now at http://espn.go.com/espys/2014/. Voting closes on Wednesday, July 16 prior to the ESPYs telecast on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET.

 

“It’s been a great year for me and I’m very excited to receive these nominations,” said Mayweather. “I know I wouldn’t be here without the fans and I’m grateful for the support I’ve received from them over the years. I appreciate everyone that has already voted for me and those that haven’t still have time.”

 

Mayweather is also nominated for the BET Award for Sportsman of the Year, which will be announced this Sunday, June 29 at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. In addition to being nominated for these prestigious awards, Mayweather was also recently named the highest-earning athlete in the world by Forbes and Fortune/Sports Illustrated magazines

 

“Floyd is at an incredible place in his career, both from a performance and recognition standpoint,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “Winning the ESPY for ‘Best Male Athlete’ would be another indicator of Floyd’s stardom.He shows love to all the fans and now they have the opportunity to continue to show their support by taking the time to vote for him and once again prove that he is ‘TBE’.”

 

Mayweather is nominated alongside Miguel Cabrera (Detroit Tigers), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) and Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos) in the “Best Male Athlete” category and Jon “Bones Jones”, Manny Pacquiao, Ronda Rousey and Andre Ward in the “Best Fighter” Category.

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ROAD TO GOLOVKIN/GEALE

PREMIERES SATURDAY, JULY 12 ON HBO®

 

            June 25, 2014 – HBO Boxing presents “Road to Golovkin/Geale,” an exhilarating special examining the upcoming  middleweight title fight between undefeated champ Gennady Golovkin and former two-time champ Daniel Geale.  In a highly anticipated 160-pound showdown set for the big stage at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday, July 26, Golovkin and Geale will finally meet in the ring.  The encounter will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing ®.

            The “Road to Golovkin/Geale” special will premiere Saturday, July 12 at 12:05 a.m. ET/PT on HBO. It will preview the long awaited meeting between two accomplished warriors who have been on a journey to confront each other in the ring. The special will provide all-new content including portraits of both fighters’ path to this significant summertime showdown on boxing’s leading television platform.

        Golovkin, who had spectacular breakout year in 2013, brings a perfect 29-0 record with 26 KOs into the showdown.  Geale, enormously popular in his native Australia, sports a professional ring record of 30-2 with 16 KOs.  This marks his second fight in the United States.

      The 15-minute special will also be available on the HBO On Demand® service, HBO GO® and at www.hbo.com/boxing as well as various other new media platforms that distribute the series.

De Alba Looking To Continue Ride

De Alba ready for 11th straight victory this Saturday night in Reading
 
 
READING, PA (JUNE 25. 2014)-This Saturday night at the Santander Arena in Reading, rising Jr Lightweight Frankie De Alba will look for his 11th consecutive victory when he takes on Pablo Batres in a scheduled 8-round bout at the Santander Arena.
De Alba of Reading has a record of 12-1-2 with 4 knockouts and has not lost since his pro debut in 2011.  He has been unbeaten in 14 straight.
“Everything is good & I am anxious for Saturday,” said De Alba.
He faces Batres (7-9-1, 2 KO’s) of Nogales, Mexico, who himself has been on a roll as he has won three straight bouts.
“I don’t know much about Batres.  I know he is Mexican and I am sure like all Mexicans, he is tough and will come to fight with a lot of pressure.”
Despite having just nine amateur bouts, De Alba feels like he is just now coming into is own and his best boxing is still ahead of him.
“I have been learning more and more each fight.  Every fight I pick up something new and with the experience, my confidence keeps growing.”
De Alba knows that with a win on Saturday, big things are on the horizon.
“I am not looking past Batres.  If everything goes well, my next opponents will be tougher and stronger.  I do not care what they throw at me because I am ready for anything.”
De Alba’s popularity continues to grow and he excited to headline in a 10,000 seat Arena like The Santander.
“I feel blessed  and humbled to be the headliner.  I trained very hard for this fight to please the fans.  I just want to thank everybody for their support.  I will  put on a great show an d my fight my heart out like always”, finished De Alba.
De Alba is currently ranked number-11 by the USBA
In four round bouts:
Pat Kehoe (1-0) of Reading, PA will fight Danny Lugo (2-7, 1 KO) of Harrisburg, PA in a Jr. Middleweight bout.
Robert Ramos (1-2-1, 1 KO) of Allentown, PA will battle Rolnado Chinea (7-0-1, 4 KOs) of Lancaster, PA in a Lightweight bout.

Miquel Martinez (1-0) of Reading, PA will fight Alex Sanchez (3-4, 2 KO’s) of Canden, NJ in a Jr. Middleweight bout.

Christian Molina (1-0) of Allentown, PA will fight debuting Jordan Morales in a Jr. Welterweight bout.

Benjamin Burgos (1-6-1) of Mount Pocono, PA will box Antonio DuBose (4-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia in a Featherweight fight.

Some of the best Amateurs in the area will be on display as there will be bouts the feature both male and female fighters.
1ST BELL 6 PM WITH DOORS OPENING AT 5 PM

Q & A With Shaw

GARY SHAW

On Dulorme, Golovkin-Geale, Jennings, More

By Ben Jacobs – BoxingScene.com

 

Gary Shaw may have had some setbacks over the years but he is working as hard as ever and he currently has a number of fighters who are in significant bouts over the next couple of months.   In addition, Shaw promotes some young talent who may not be far off challenging for big honours themselves.

The New Jersey based promoter took some time to speak to BoxingScene about the likes of Bryant Jennings and Daniel Geale who face Mike Pérez and Gennady Golovin respectively on July 26.  He also discusses future plans for Thomas Dulorme and José Pedraza, among others.

BoxingScene.com: How pleased are you with Thomas Dulorme’s progress since he lost to Luis Carlos Abregú?

Obviously in the fight that he lost I would have wished that the trainer had not stopped the fight, I think it would have brought out a lot more in Dulorme.  Since then he’s recovered, he had a great win over [Karim] Mayfield on HBO and I’m looking to get him into another big fight.

BoxingScene.com:  Is it true that Ruslan Provodnikov’s team turned down a fight with Dulorme?

 

Yes, it is true.  Rather than fight Chris Algieri, HBO said they’d like to see Dulorme and Provodnikov, and they turned down the fight, they said no.  They chose Algieri which in retrospect was not a good choice.   I don’t think Dulorme will fight for world title this year but I’d like to get him another big fight and fight for a world title in 2015.

BoxingScene.com: You also promote his countryman, José Pedraza, could you talk about his progression.

I believe José Pedraza, I’m not comparing him with Trinidad and Cotto, they’re at this point in a different class, but of the young guys I believe he’s the best on the island.  They’re making a big deal out of [Felix] Verdejo, believe me, Verdejo will never fight Pedraza.  Pedraza’s a much better fighter, he’s had better fights under his belt.  Verdejo is still fighting stiffs.  Pedraza is very good.  He holds the IBO title, he’s moving up in the rankings and you’ll see a lot more of him in 2015.

BoxingScene.com: Has Gennady Golovkin been overhyped at all and is Daniel Geale his toughest test?  Continue Reading…

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