SE CONFORMAN CON EL EMPATE

Mar 5, 2018

CHIVAS VS AMERICA

SE CONFORMAN CON EL EMPATE

En un encuentro de contrastes, Chivas y América dividen puntos al empatar a 1 gol

La noche era perfecta, fuera del estadio Akron la fiesta ya había iniciado desde hace algunas horas atrás, y todo estaba dispuesto para ver un excelente encuentro de futbol al jugarse una edición más del clásico nacional en tierras tapatías, pues la noche de este sábado Chivas y América se enfrentaron en el estadio Chiva ante poco más de 42,000 aficionados, sin embargo los equipos cumplieron ese pronóstico de buen futbol a medias, pues disputaron intensamente el encuentro en la primera mitad y para la segunda parte pareció que no quisieron jugar mas.

Ambas escuadras comenzaron el encuentro con mucha intensidad, con llegadas de peligro y oportunidades de abrir el marcador, sin embargo las buenas intervenciones de los arqueros o la mala puntería de los delanteros no permitieron que el marcador se abriera pronto, fue hasta el minuto 21 cuando después de un balón peinado el esférico callera en los pies del canterano del rebaño sagrado José Godínez, mismo que recortó a un defensa de las águilas y disparó al marco del arquero Agustín Marchesin, para así horadarlo y abrir el marcador ante la tremenda algarabía de la afición, inmensamente superior en apoyo al rebaño.

Sin embargo poco les duró el gusto, pues apenas 2 minutos después el cuadro de Coapa emparejaría el marcador sin embargo el árbitro asistente invalidaría la acción al considerar fuera de lugar por parte del jugador que marcó la anotación, pero esto no detuvo a los de la ciudad de México, pues fue al minuto 26 cuando Renato Ibarra quien fue un constante dolor de cabeza para la defensa chiva por sus constantes desbordes por el lado derecho del ataque águila filtró el balón para que en una excelente media vuelta Oribe Peralta quedara pleno ante Rodolfo Cota y fusilara al arquero del rebaño para así general el empate de los emplumados e irse así al descanso.

En la segunda mitad los equipos parecieron que guardaron sus armas, pues el partido se tornó muy trabado en el medio campo y nadie quiso arriesgar más, ni los cambios ni las tácticas de los técnicos mejoraron el panorama y terminó el encuentro con empate a 1 gol, con ellos ambas escuadras conservaron 1 punto, el América sigue invicto en el torneo y las Chivas siguen hundidas en el fondo de la tabla porcentual, apenas por encima del Atlas y empatado en puntos con Lobos BUAP en la penúltima posición general.

A Media semana ambos equipos tendrán compromisos por la copa de campeones de la CONCACAF, Chivas visitará al Seattle Sounders mientras que América le hará los honores al Tauro de Panamá, torneo en el que se pueden enfrentar de nueva cuenta si ambos llegan a la final y así poder disputar un boleto para el mundial de clubes del año en curso

Nota: Moises Gomez

Fotografia: Set Ramirez

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Kovalev and Bivol Both Remain Champions with KO Victories

Mar 5, 2018
Crushing Kovalev Performance Highlights
All Action Fight Night at The Garden
 
New York, NY: Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (32-2-1, 28 KOs) of Russia delivered another trademark crushing performance with a seventh round stoppage of Igor Mikhalkin(21-2, 9 KOs) of Russia at The Theater at Madison Square Garden to retain his WBO World Light Heavyweight Championship.
Kovalev vs. Mikhalkin
Photo Credit: David Spagnolo, Main Events
Despite their friendship, there was no love lost between Russian countrymen as Kovalev made Mikhalkin feel the heat from the opening bell. Through the first six rounds, Kovalev out landed Mikhalkin 145 to 25 punches, according to CompuBox.
Nevertheless, Mikhalkin is a world champion, and stayed in Kovalev’s face. A cut opened below Mikhalkin’s right eye, and as Kovalev continued to punish him, referee Steve Willis stepped in to have the ringside physician examine Mikhalkin. He determined Mikhalkin could not continue, delivering a TKO victory to Kovalev at 2:25 of the seventh round.
“It was better work for sure than the last fight,” said Kovalev of his win over Mikhalkin. “This might maybe have looked easy, but it definitely was not. He doesn’t hit the hardest, but I could feel his punches and he has a lot of movement and he is a great boxer.”
Photo Credit: David Spagnolo, Main Events
Asked about what’s coming next, Kovalev said “I’m always ready for a big money fight … I read on the internet that the Badou Jack fight would be a big fight – if he beats (Adonis) Stevenson.” As to the potential of a third fight with the now retired Andre Ward, Kovalev said, “I don’t think about this right now. I want to fight the fights that the fans want to see. For you, for myself, because I love boxing.”
Photo Credit: David Spagnolo, Main Events
In the exciting co-feature, WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Dmitry Bivol (13-0, 11 KOs) of Russia battled Sullivan Barrera (21-2, 14 KOs) of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba down to the final round before scoring a TKO victory at 1:41 of the twelfth.
Bivol found a home for his powerful right hand at several points throughout the bout, but the resilient and dangerous veteran fighter Barrera stayed competitive until the moment he could not continue. At the time of the stoppage, all three judges’ scorecards were overwhelmingly in favor of Bivol.
“He was a really great opponent,” said Bivol. “Sullivan Barrera showed me a lot of things tonight I need to work on when I go back to the gym. So thank you, Sullivan, for that.”
Bivol said he held some of his effort in reserve until he felt confident. “As a matter of fact for the first few rounds, I was a little bit reserved while planning the rest of the fight. I was thinking how much I needed to go the rest of the fight. But by the 12th round, I knew I could knock him out. I stepped on the gas, and the knockout came.”

Photo Credit: David Spagnolo, Main Events
As to his future, “I’ve got the goods to be the best light heavyweight in the world, but I’ve got a lot of work to do to be the best in the division. I have to fight the best in the division and prove I’m the best,” said Bivol. As to who it might be, Bivol said, “You can be the best only when you fight the best. I’m not going to attack anybody. I have a belt, whoever wants it can come and get it.”
Photo Credit: David Spagnolo, Main Events

Vaughn “Da Animal” Alexander(12-0, 8 KOs) of St. Louis, Missouri remained undefeated in his second appearance at Madison Square Garden, 14 years after his original 2004 victory. Alexander won a ten-round unanimous decision over a tough as nails Devaun Lee(10-3-1, 5 KOs) of Brooklyn, New York, who took the fight on barely two days’ notice.

The tough middleweights traded to the body from early in the bout. Alexander snapped Lee’s head with shots, but due credit to the local favorite for hanging tough. “It was good to put in the rounds. I got the victory, I’m looking forward to fighting again.”
The 32-year-old Alexander picked up his career where he left off after serving an 11-year prison sentence. “It was good to be here as a more mature, experienced fighter.”
Photo Credit: David Spagnolo, Main Events
Brooklyn’s own Frank “Notorious” Galarza (19-2-2, 11 KOs) battled a determined Norberto Gonzalez (24-11, 14 KOs) of Monterrey, Mexico in an eight-round junior middleweight contest. The local hero delivered a unanimous decision victory by scores of 80-72, 79-73, and 78-74.
 
Galarza, 32, traded shots with Gonzalez, but was in control of the action and directed the path of the fight throughout as his devoted fans cheered him on. The veteran Mexican, 36, took the fight on short notice and acquitted himself well with his effort.
“We knew we would get the rounds in. We knew he was a counterpuncher, so we utilized that,” said Galarza. “I was able to show my ability, my boxing ability, my ring intellect, being smart in the ring. Compared to my last fight, overall we brought a lot more to the table.”
Galarza thanked all the fans who came to The Garden to see him.
“I love my fans, they always come and support, that’s the beauty of it. Ain’t no better place to be, Madison Square Garden, that’s where all the classics are, all the greats.”
Photo Credit: David Spagnolo, Main Events
Bakhram Murtazaliev (12-0, 10 KOs) of Grozny, Russia extended his knockout streak to eight, stopping Kenneth McNeil (11-4, 8 KOs) of Birmingham, Alabama, in the first defense of the IBA Super Welterweight World Title he won at The Garden in November. Murtazaliev let out a roar of satisfaction as referee Danny Schiavone halted the contest at 1:08 of the fifth round.
“I imagined the fight would go a little bit differently,” said Murtazaliev. “My opponent didn’t fight, he was running all around, always running. With an opponent like this, it’s super hard to fight.” Trainer Abror Tursunpulatov had confidence his fighter would prevail. “We knew Bakhram was going to win by KO or TKO in the last rounds.”
“For all my team, Egis (Klimas), for Kathy Duva, for all the team, they helped me a lot. My goal is to make you happy, every fight,” added Murtazaliev.
McNeil had never been stopped before, giving Murtazaliev, 25, the most significant test of his career to date. It was the Russian’s third fight under both the Krusher Promotions and Main Events banners.
Photo Credit: David Spagnolo, Main Events
Meiirim “The Sultan” Nursultanov (6-0, 5 KOs) worked hard to stop a tough Alejandro Torres (9-4-2, 4 KOs) of Monterrey, Mexico at 1:55 of the sixth round in front of a robust cheering section at The Garden of his enthusiastic Kazakh fans. He has now stopped his last four opponents.
“The Mexican offense is very different style, this Mexican Style for me,” said Nursultanov of Torres. “My training camp was very good, I sparred many different guys” in preparation for Torres.
Photo Credit: David Spagnolo, Main Events
Cassius Chaney(12-0, 6 KOs) of Baltimore delivered the big heavyweight show he promised, stopping Tim Washington(6-6, 6 KOs) of Toledo, Ohio at 1:28 of the second round to remain undefeated.
“It was a good fight, he’s a big strong guy,” said Chaney. “I did what I had to do to win. I’m happy that Main Events allowed me to fight here at MSG and I’m glad I put on a show. I trained hard and I’m ready to get back in the ring.” Roy Jones, Junior congratulated Chaney backstage on his win.
Chaney, 30, the former standout NCAA basketball player at the University of New Haven, is working with new trainer Calvin Ford, the inspiration for the character “Cutty” in the popular TV series “The Wire.”
After going to the scorecards due to an accidental headbutt after five rounds, Alexey Evchenko (16-10-1, 6 KOs) of Chelyabinsk, Russia won his American debut in a unanimous decision over Khiary Gray-Pitts (15-4, 11 KOs) of Worcester, Massachusetts in what was a scheduled eight-round welterweight fight. All scorecards read 48-47 at the time of the stoppage.
Evchenko, 34, made a solid introduction to American fans with his seventh straight victory.
Photo Credit: David Spagnolo, Main Events
Middleweight Leshawn “Lightning” Rodriguez (9-0, 7 KOs) remained undefeated, winning by unanimous decision over Martez Jackson (4-3-2, 2 KOs) in six rounds. All three judges scored it 58-56.
 
Rodriguez, 24, of Shirley, New York, enjoys a strong fan base in New York going back to his accomplished amateur career. Since his pro debut, he continues to generate fan interest thanks to his take-no-prisoners, hard-hitting style. Jackson, 34, from Atlanta, Georgia, presented Rodriguez his toughest test to date, having never been stopped.
Photo Credit: David Spagnolo, Main Events
Madiyar Ashkeyev (9-0, 5 KOs) of Merki, Kazakhstan made it a brief appearance in the ring after being out over a year due to injury. He stopped Jose Antonio Abreu (13-4, 8 KOs) of La Romana, Dominican Republic at 1:52 of the first round.
Ashkeyev, 29, an accomplished amateur now training in Oxnard at the Boxing Laboratory under the guidance of Marco Contreras, faced a dangerous opponent in Abreu, who was in a must-win situation after two straight defeats. Although Abreu beat the count of referee Johnny Callas, Callas stopped the bout.
As his fans waived the Kazakh flag, Ashkeyev said, “Yes, thank you all everybody. I’m happy, I missed this fight (due to injury in November), my last fight was one year ago. I hope next time I will have a big show.”
Photo Credit: David Spagnolo, Main Events
Opening the evening, two-time NY Daily News Golden Gloves Champion Ismael Villarreal(2-0) from the Bronx, New York remained undefeated with a unanimous decision over against Anthony Woods(1-7) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All three judges gave Villarreal the shutout on the scorecards for the four-round super middleweight contest, 40-36.
Using a more diversified attack including increased bodywork, Villarreal said after the fight, “I’m happy to come out safe and sound” after fighting Woods, 31, who has never been stopped.
Villarreal, 20, son of former super lightweight fighter Otilio Villarreal, is quickly gaining fans and making a name for himself despite also carrying a full course load at Brooklyn Community College.
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León derrotó 3-0 a los Pumas

Mar 5, 2018

León derrotó 3-0 a los Pumas

 

Los Pumas de la UNAM cayeron 3-0 ante León, en juego correspondiente a la Jornada 10 del torneo Clausura 2018 de la Liga Bancomer MX, realizado en el Estadio Nou Camp de la ciudad de León, Guanajuato.

 

Los locales se fueron al frente en el marcador al minuto 7, con un tiro cruzado de Luis Montes. Al 26’, Elías Hernández amplió la diferencia al rematar de primera intención un balón a la deriva en el área universitaria. El tercer tanto fue obra de Mauro Boselli, en el minuto 57, a pase de Luis Montes.

 

Con el resultado, los Pumas se quedaron con 15 puntos, en tanto que León llegó a 14 unidades.

 

Alineaciones:

León: 25-William Yarbrough; 5-Fernando Navarro (4-Iván Piris 43’), 22-Miguel Herrera, 23-Juan Francisco Cornejo, 24-Osvaldo Rodríguez (20-Landon Donovan 83’), 26-Andrés Mosquera; 7-Hernán Burbano, 8-Elías Hernández (302-Jorge Díaz 72’), 10-Luis Montes; 30-Iván Rodríguez, 17-Mauro Boselli. D.T. Gustavo Díaz.

 

Pumas: 1-Alfredo Saldívar; 2-Josecarlos Van Rankin, 19-Pablo Jáquez, 4-Luis Quintana, 16-Luis Fuentes; 23-Marcelo Díaz, 7-David Cabrera, 8-Pablo Barrera (22-Alan Acosta 74’), 17-Jesús Gallardo (11-Matías Alustiza 46’); 10-Abraham González (5-Alan Mendoza 60’), 30-Nicolás Castillo. D.T. David Patiño.

 

Árbitro central: Luis Enrique Santander Aguirre. Árbitros asistentes: Miguel Ángel Hernández y José Alfredo López. Cuarto árbitro: Miguel Ángel Chacón. Amonestaciones: León – Luis Montes (41’), Mauro Boselli (63’), Elías Hernández (72’) y Juan Francisco Cornejo (80’). Pumas – Marcelo Díaz (65’). Expulsiones: León – D.T. Gustavo Díaz (43’).

CORTESIA: CLUB PUMAS

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Los Rayados cayeron por marcado de 3-1 ante Puebla

Mar 5, 2018

Crónica de Rayados vs Puebla

Crónica del partido
Los Rayados cayeron por marcado de 3-1 ante Puebla en la Jornada 10 del Clausura 2018.
El partido comenzó de buena manera para el Monterrey, dos tiros libres en el minuto 1′ y al 4′, que generaban las primeras llegadas de peligro del Partido.
Al minuto 8′ Rogelio Funes Mori disparaba a portería para poner el marcador arriba para el Monterrey, un disparo de media vuelta en la base del poste vencía a Moisés Muñoz y Funes Mori anotaba su gol 65 con el Equipo, igualando a Guillermo Franco.
Jonathan Gonzalez intentaba de media distancia, pero la defensa detenía el disparo, de la misma manera Stefan Medina trataba de vencer a Muñóz sin éxito.
Al 25′ Omar Fernández abría el marcador para el conjunto poblano. Para el 45′ Luis Venegas hacía lo propio para vencer a Hugo González y aumentar el marcador de Puebla.
Para la segunda mitad, Rayados no bajaba los brazos y Dorlan Pabon probaba de media distancia sin éxito, al 63′ volvía a intentar pero el balón se iba por encima del arco rival.
Jonathan González, José María Basanta y Nico Sánchez hacían lo propio, pero la puntería no estuvo del lado del Monterrey.
Para el minuto 88′ Lucas Cavallini anotaba el tercer gol que cerraría el marcador en el Estadio BBVA Bancomer.
Los Rayados se miden a media semana al Querétaro en los Octavos de Final de la Copa MX.

CORTESIA: CLUB MONTERREY

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Contento

Mar 5, 2018

Contento

Luis Fernando Tena se mostró contento por el triunfo ante Cruz Azul pero no se confía y seguirá en búsqueda del objetivo primario: no descender.

EL JUEGO“Muy contento, son tres puntos importantísimos. Habíamos planeado el partido así y se dio. De visitantes las cosas se nos han dado bien.”.

DEFENSA“Somos una defensa muy solida, de las mejores del torneo.”

DESCENSO“Son tres puntos vitales. Seguiremos luchando por no descender, es nuestro objetivo primario y no lo perdemos de vista. No nos confiamos.”

LESIONES“Edson sufre una lesión muscular, habrá que hacerle estudios, ese tipo de lesiones llevan tiempo de recuperación; Samudio está totalmente recuperado.”

TIAGO VOLPI“Su actuación es extraordinaria, transmite mucha seguridad, pero no es de hoy; es desde que llegó. Es un líder. Un ídolo de la afición.”

CORTESIA: CLUB QUERETARO

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Jornada Rayada: Concluimos preparación rumbo a la jornada 10.

Mar 5, 2018

Jornada Rayada: Concluimos preparación rumbo a la jornada 10.

Entrenamiento Rayado
Esta mañana el Equipo realizó la práctica matutina, en donde cerraron filas previo al arranque de la jornada 10 en donde se medirán a Puebla, quienes se ubícan en el lugar 8 de la Tabla General, mientras que el Monterrey es el tercero en la competencia.
Los Rayados trabajaron ejercicios de velocidad y potencia, a su vez que realizaron un interescuadras con la intensidad previa al encuentro de este sábado.
Los dirigidos por Antonio Mohamed buscarán volver al triunfo en Casa luego de haber empatado ante Cruz Azul en la Jornada 8, sin embargo el triunfo ante Atlas y la clasificación a Octavos de Final de la Copa MX les da ese empuje anímico que el Equipo necesita para salir adelante en la competencia.

CORTESIA: CLUB MONTERREY

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El ex campeón José Pedraza firma con Top Rank, listo para enfrentar a lo mejor de la división peso ligero

Mar 5, 2018

El ex campeón José Pedraza firma con Top Rank,
listo para enfrentar a lo mejor de la división peso ligero

El nativo de Puerto Rico y ex campeón junior ligero
hará campaña en peso ligero,
y debutará con Top Rank el 17 de marzo

LAS VEGAS (2 de marzo del 2018) – JOSE “The Sniper” PEDRAZA, el ex campeón mundial de peso junior ligero de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (FIB), ha firmado un acuerdo promocional de multi pelea con Top Rank, anunció el promotor del Salón de la Fama, Bob Arum.

Pedraza hará campaña en el peso ligero, y su debut bajo el banderín de Top Rank tendrá lugar el 17 de marzo en la cartelera de José Ramírez – Amir Imam en The Theatre del Madison Square Garden.

“En primer lugar, quiero agradecer a Dios por hacer esto posible,” dijo Pedraza. “Quiero agradecer a Bob Arum por darme la oportunidad de unirme a la familia de Top Rank, y por reconocer que tengo la capacidad y el potencial de convertirme en campeón mundial una vez más.”

“José Pedraza es un peleador de clase mundial, y nosotros en Top Rank estamos ansiosos por promocionarlo de la manera que sabemos cómo promover,” dijo Arum.

“Esta es una oportunidad increíble para mi hijo, que está decidido en ganar otro título mundial,” dijo Luis Espada, padre / entrenador / manejador de Pedraza. “Con Top Rank en nuestra esquina, el cielo es el límite.”

“José está listo para ser una fuerza de 135 libras, y con solo 28 años de edad, todavía está en su mejor momento, y lo mejor está por venir,” dijo Mike Leanardi, co-manejador de Pedraza. “El problema principal con su carrera ha sido la inactividad, y sabemos que con Top Rank ya eso no será un problema. Sentimos que José es el mejor peleador de Puerto Rico, y con Top Rank, ahora podrá demostrarlo en el ring.”

Pedraza (22-1, 12 KOs) representó a su nativo Puerto Rico en los Juegos Olímpicos de 2008, ganó una medalla de oro en los Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe 2010, y también fue tres-veces campeón nacional amateur de Puerto Rico. Se convirtió en profesional en 2011, ganando sus primeros 19 combates antes de obtener una oportunidad por el título vacante de peso ligero de la FIB. El 13 de junio de 2015, en Birmingham, Alabama, Pedraza ganó el título de manera dominante con una decisión casi blanqueada sobre Andrey Klimov.

Su reinado titular duró dos defensas – triunfos decisivos sobre Edner Cherry y Stephen Smith – hasta que chocó contra el invictp Gervonta Davis el 14 de enero de 2017. Davis prevaleció a través del nocaut en el séptimo asalto, y Pedraza, que había estado luchando para llegar al límite ligero junior, decidió subir a peso ligero después de esa pelea.

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Cuartos de final Confirmados para la Liga de Campeones CONCACAF Scotiabank 2018

Mar 5, 2018
Cuartos de final Confirmados para la Liga de Campeones CONCACAF Scotiabank 2018
Ocho clubes lucharán en un formato de ida y vuelta por un boleto a las semifinales

Miami (jueves, 1 de marzo de 2018) –  La Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (CONCACAF) confirmó hoy los emparejamientos y el calendario de partidos para los cuartos de final de la Liga de Campeones CONCACAF Scotiabank 2018.

La décima edición del campeonato continental de clubes es la primera en presentar el formato de eliminación directa. Después de dos semanas ha resultado en un campo reducido de dieciséis a ocho clubes, cada uno más cerca de la corona de la Confederación. La ronda de octavos de final concluyó el jueves por la noche en Nueva York y Seattle, donde los New York Red Bulls y Seattle Sounders FC se unieron a los clubes mexicanos Tigres UANL, CD Guadalajara, Club América y Club Tijuana, al campeón de la MLS Toronto FC, y el club panameño Tauro FC en los cuartos de final.

La primera ronda de los cuartos de final comenzará el martes 6 de marzo en la Ciudad de México, cuando el siete veces campeón de CONCACAF, Club América, reciba al Tauro FC a las 8:00 pm ET. El equipo mexicano se clasificó para esta etapa después de vencer al Deportivo Saprissa por 6-2 en el marcador global, mientras que el Tauro FC superó al 2016 MLS Supporters’ Shield y al 2016 US Open Cup Champions FC Dallas.

Esa misma noche, los New York Red Bulls viajarán al Estadio Caliente de Tijuana para enfrentar al Club Tijuana a las 10:00 pm ET. El equipo de la MLS obtuvo un lugar en los cuartos de final con un marcador global de 3-1, sobre el CD Olimpia. Club Tijuana ganó su ronda de octavos de final superando 2-1 a Motagua FC.

Los partidos de ida de los cuartos de final continuarán la noche siguiente, miércoles 7 de marzo de 2018 en Seattle y Toronto. El campeón defensor de la MLS y la copa canadienses Toronto FC enfrentará a los actuales campeones de la Liga MX, Tigres UANL a las 8:00 pm ET, seguidos por Seattle Sounders FC contra CD Guadalajara a las 10:00 pm ET. Toronto y Tigres avanzaron a la segunda ronda de la competencia después de derrotar a Colorado Rapids 2-0 y CS Herediano 5-3 respectivamente.

Los cuartos de final de vuelta se jugarán la semana siguiente, del 13 al 14 de marzo. Los New York Red Bulls y Tigres UANL recibirán al Club Tijuana y al Toronto FC el martes, seguidos por Tauro FC vs Club América y CD Guadalajara vs Seattle Sounders FC el miércoles.

Todos los partidos de cuartos de final serán transmitidos por Univisión Deportes en UDN y sus plataformas digitales; Fox Sports Latam, Verizon y su familia de propiedades de medios, incluidos Go90 y socios de derechos en toda la Confederación. Para obtener más información, consulte las listas de TV locales.

El rango de fechas para los partidos de ida y vuelta de la semifinal es del 3-5 de abril, mientras que el partido de vuelta está programado para el 10 y 12 de abril. Las finales están programadas para las últimas dos semanas de abril.

El ganador de la Liga de Campeones CONCACAF Scotiabank 2018 representará a la región en la Copa Mundial de Clubes de la FIFA 2018 en los Emiratos Árabes Unidos.

Calendario de la Liga de Campeones CONCACAF Scotiabank 2018 – Cuartos de Final
*En hora del este y el equipo local aparece primero

Martes, 6 de marzo de 2018
20:00 Club América (MEX) v. Tauro FC (PAN)
22:00 Club Tijuana (MEX) v. New York Red Bulls (USA)

Miércoles, 7 de marzo de 2018
20:00 Toronto FC (CAN) v. Tigres UANL (MEX)
22:00 Seattle Sounders FC v. CD Guadalajara (MEX)

Martes, 13 de marzo de 2018
20:00 New York Red Bulls (USA) v. Club Tijuana (MEX)
22:00 Tigres UANL (MEX) v. Toronto FC (CAN)

Miércoles, 14 de marzo de 2018
20:00 Tauro FC (PAN) v. Club América (MEX)
22:00 CD Guadalajara (MEX) v. Seattle Sounders FC

Estadios para los Cuartos de Final
*En orden alfabético

CD Guadalajara (MEX) – Estadio Akron, Guadalajara, México
Club América (MEX) – Estadio Azteca, Ciudad de México, México
Club Tijuana (MEX) – Estadio Caliente, Tijuana, México
New York Red Bulls (USA) – Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ, USA
Seattle Sounders FC (USA) – CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA, USA
Tauro FC (PAN) – Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá
Tigres UANL (MEX) – Estadio Universitario, Monterrey, México
Toronto FC (CAN) – BMO Field, Toronto, ON, Canadá

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Oscar Valdez Prepares For Scott Quigg

Mar 5, 2018

Media Workout Notes & Quotes:
Oscar Valdez Prepares For Scott Quigg

PLUS: Jose Ramirez Talks About His March 17 WBC Super Lightweight World Title Shot

Valdez’s WBO Featherweight Title
Will Be On The Line March 10 at StubHub Center
and Televised LIVE by ESPN and ESPN DEPORTE

(Credit: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)

LOS ANGELES (March 1, 2018) – World Boxing Organization (WBO) Featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (23-0, 19 KOs) met the media Thursday afternoon at Legendz Boxing Gym, where he worked out in preparation for his fourth title defense against veteran Scott Quigg, Saturday, March 10, at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

He recently returned to California following training camp in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he trained at more 5,000 feet above sea level and lived in a room above the gym. Along with manager Frank Espinoza and his stablemates, Valdez enjoyed the training camp calm before the storm.

“It was a perfect training camp. I’m already close to weight, so I’m ready to go,” Valdez said. “At training camp in Guadalajara, we were pretty much living in the gym. I didn’t have to stay here in California, where I had an hour or more drive to the gym. We put in the extra hours in the gym.”

Also appearing at the media day was Quigg’s trainer, Freddie Roach, and the pride of Central California, Jose Ramirez, who will be fighting Amir Imam for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Lightweight title on Saturday, March 17, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Matchroom Boxing, remaining tickets for the Valdez vs. Quigg world championship event are priced at $206, $104, $53 and 27.50, including facility fees, and can be purchased online at AXS.com, by phone at (888) 9AXS-TIX, or by visiting the StubHub Center box office.

The Valdez vs. Quigg world championship event will be televised live and exclusively at 10:30 p.m. EST on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and streaming live on the ESPN App.

The Ramirez vs. Imam world championship event will be televised live and exclusively at 8 p.m. EST on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

This is what the fighters and their trainers had to say.

Oscar Valdez

“I’m ready. I’m more anxious than anything. I’ve been ready for a long time.”

“When I was a kid, I used to watch fighters like Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera. I looked up to them. When I hear people say I’m an action fighter or a fighter they like to see, it makes me feel great. I want to carry the Mexican flag and be considered a warrior inside the ring that gives the fans great fights.”

“I’m going to keep working hard and give the people what they want, which are great fights.”

Freddie Roach (Trainer, Scott Quigg)

“Oscar Valdez is a good young fighter, but I think Quigg is better.”

“This is a perfect stepping stone for Scott to get a rematch with Carl Frampton and become world champion once again. Carl got lucky and broke Scott’s jaw in the first round. That won’t happen again. But right now, we’re not concerned with Frampton. We’re focusing on beating Oscar.”

“Scott is one of the best-conditioned fighters I have worked with, and it’s great working with fighters like him and Pacquiao.”

“Oscar says he’ll knock Scott out. I hope he believes that because if he comes forward and tries to knock Scott out, then Scott is going to put him on his ass.”

Manny Robles (Trainer, Oscar Valdez)

“Oscar is trying to be the best fighter out there, be remembered like Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales, and have his name go down in history.”

“Oscar is a crowd-pleaser. He likes to give the people what they want. He’s trying so hard to be one of the premier Mexican champions.”

“Oscar is happier than ever. He’s more relaxed and focused than he has ever been.”

“We found ourselves in a great situation with training camp in Guadalajara, Mexico. I couldn’t have asked for a better camp We had altitude training at more than 5,000 feet above sea level, and private facilities. We lived there, we trained there, and we had great sparring.”

“We have Scott Quigg in front of us, and that’s the only thing we’re thinking about right now.”

Jose Ramirez

“I had a tremendous training camp, sparring with very good fighters, some undefeated Russian guys who helped get me in great condition.”

“Imam has a good right hand. He’s a skillful fighter with a good jab, but I’m focused on what I’m able to do. “

“For me as a fighter, I’m always focused on the fight at hand and not worrying about the future. I think, after this fight, the sky is the limit. It will be possible to get 30,000 or 40,000 people in the stands at the football stadium in Fresno, California.”

“The fans in Central California see a little bit of me in them, the way I stand up with them and fight for the {California Latino Water Coalition} and immigration. I travel to the capital and talk to assembly members to try and get a reservoir built so we can have a better future for farming and water. I can be a voice for the people.”

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RONNY RIOS AND AZAT ‘CRAZY A’ HOVANNISYAN SANTA ANA MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES

Mar 5, 2018
RONNY RIOS AND AZAT ‘CRAZY A’ HOVANNISYAN SANTA ANA
MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
RIOS VS. HOVHANNISYAN TO HEADLINE MARCH 9 GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN AT THE HANGAR AT THE OC FAIR & EVENT CENTER
SENIESA ‘SUPER BAD’ ESTRADA AND JOUSCE GONZALEZ TO RETURN ON MARCH 16 LA FIGHT CLUB TELEVISED LIVE ON ESTRELLA TV
(ABOVE: Ronny Rios and Azat “Crazy A” Hovhannisyan pose at their media workout ahead of their March 9 Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN main event.)
Photo Credit: Lina Baker/Seeyouringside Photography
Video credit: Golden Boy Promotions
 
Tickets Still Available!
SANTA ANA, CALIF. (March 1, 2018): Local hometown hero and former world title challenger Ronny Rios (29-2, 13 KOs) and explosive Armenian contender Azat “Crazy A” Hovhannisyan (13-2, 10 KOs) hosted a media workout at TKO Boxing Club in Santa Ana, CA ahead of their 10-round super bantamweight clash on the March 9 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif.
ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 9:00 ET/6:00 p.m. PT and on ESPN2 at midnight ET/9:00 p.m. PT. ESPN 3 will live stream the fights beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 5:00 PT.
Younger sibling to Ronny Rios and hot welterweight prospect, Alexis “Lex” Rocha (10-0, 7 KOs) also participated in the workout, and will be featured in an eight-round welterweight co-main event against Miguel “La Amenaza” Dumas (10-1, 7 KOs). Mexico City’s L.A. transplant Marvin Cabrera (6-0, 5 KOs) will be facing Tamaulipas, Mexico’s Sergio “Marino” Gonzalez (6-4, 2 KOs) in a scheduled eight-round super welterweight fight that will open the card.
RONNY RIOS, Super Bantamweight Contender:
After fighting for a world title, it feels a little different. I feel stronger and more motivated to get even further than what I accomplished and to become a world champion.
“Azat [Hovhannisyan] has a lot of heart. He comes forward a lot. We’ve seen a lot of strengths and weaknesses on tape. I can’t reveal too much, but we have a lot of different game plans. There’s no added pressure being the main event. I feel the determination to go in there and execute.
“I think this event will sell out. This is a fight city. After this fight I want anyone with a belt.”
AZAT HOVHANNISYAN, WBC Continental Americas Super Bantamweight Champion:
“I’m switching things up a bit. I just started to train with Freddie Roach, and I’ve noticed a change.
“Ronny Rios is a great fighter, but I know what I need to do in the ring to win. I’m going to continue training hard and we’ll see what the future holds.”
ALEXIS ROCHA, Welterweight Prospect:
“It’s the first time I get to fight like this in my hometown. It’s an honor to be fighting with my brother as the co-main event and even fighting for the same title. I thank Golden Boy Promotions for this opportunity.
“I’ve seen footage of Miguel Dumas. He’s a tough, durable guy. I know he’ll stay right in front of me. That could be dangerous-for him. After this I’d like to grab two more regional belts and then a world title the following year.”
MARVIN CABRERA, Super Welterweight Prospect:
“I came to this country to do what I love – and that’s boxing. I’m training hard, and with former world champion [Daniel] Ponce De Leon in my corner, I feel confident to take on any challenge.
“We’ve studied Sergio [Gonzalez] and we are more than ready to make sure we win against him. I’m just focused on building myself up, and taking on people who are going to challenge me in the ring. That will make me a great fighter.”
Televised fighters from the March 16 return of LA FIGHT CLUB on EstrellaTV’s Boxeo Estelar also participated in the workout. Recently signed prospect Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada (11-0, 2 KOs) will make her debut under the Golden Boy banner in an eight-round flyweight bout against Sonia Osorio (8-5-1, 1 KO) at the Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, Calif. Opening up the telecast will be Jousce “Tito” Gonzalez (6-0, 6 KOs) in a six-round super featherweight fight. Gonzalez was also recently signed to Golden Boy Promotions and is managed by Grammy Award-winning artist Lupillo Rivera.
 
(ABOVE: Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada hitting mitts before her main event on EstrellaTV’s Boxeo Estelar.)
SENIESA “SUPER BAD” ESTRADA, Super Flyweight Prospect:
“I’m really excited to be returning to LA FIGHT CLUB. This is home. I’m from East LA, so we’re in my territory. I also hope to gain new fans – I’m reppin’ all the female boxers, and hope I get to leave behind a mark. My goal is to always be in exciting fights.”
JOUSCE “TITO” GONZALEZ, Super Featherweight Prospect:
“I’m glad LA FIGHT CLUB is back on. It’s close to home and my people, so it should be an exciting night.
“Since signing to Golden Boy, it’s been good. Lupillo [Rivera] and I talk on the phone and we’re building our relationship. I’m ready for anything. I’ll fight anybody and anywhere. We’ll see where it goes in the coming months, and maybe I can get a regional title.”
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March 9 Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN:
Rios vs. Hovhannisyan is a 10-round fight for the WBC Continental Americas Super Bantamweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The event will take place on Friday, March 9, 2018 at The Hangar at The OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. PT. The first fight and the ESPN3 live stream begin at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 5:00 PT. ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 9:00 ET/6:00 p.m. PT and on ESPN2 at midnight ET/9:00 p.m. PT.
March 16 LA FIGHT CLUB:
Estrada vs. Osorio is an eight-round flyweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Casa Mexico Tequila. The Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on EstrellaTV at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The card will also stream live on EstrellaTV.com and on YouTube via LBI Media, Inc.’s Fenomeno Studios. Mark your calendars and buy your tickets for the upcoming shows on April 6, June 1, July 6, Aug. 10, and Oct. 12.
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