July 15 PBC on FOX/FOX Deportes fight against Robert Guerrero

Jun 26, 2017 0
Renewed Focus Amidst 118-Degree Desert Camp Heat
 
Figueroa vs. Guerrero Broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on FOX & FOX Deportes Saturday, July 15 from NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island
 
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Indio, CA – June 26, 2017South Texas’s Omar “El Panterita” Figueroa, the former Lightweight World Champion, heads into training camp on a balmy 118 degree day in Indio, CA, home to his trainer Joel Diaz and his new boxing home-base since January. Figueroa re-enters the boxing ring after a 18-month hiatus on Saturday, July 15 when he takes on former Welterweight World Champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero in a 147-pound headline fight on “Premier Boxing Champions” on FOX and FOX Deportes at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT in the first boxing event at the newly-renovated NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The break that Figueroa took saw him embracing his Weslaco, Texas home, which sits right on the border to Mexico. It was a reset  hat had been coming for a fighter who fought in both Mexico and the U.S. as an amateur before turning pro after his first semester in college.
“Boxing is a very jealous sport. You do it 100% or you don’t do it at all,” said Figueroa explaining his 18-month break from the ring. “After my last fight I felt that I needed a break – time to be a father, son, brother and friend. I needed the time to heal body, mind and soul. I fought with broken hands, I fought world-class athletes; having fought since I was 6, I wanted to take a break and just be human. So I took a year off to heal from the injuries, be with my family and friends, be a father and just be me.”
It’s a break that Diaz, who Figueroa trained with before three years ago, agrees with. The two made a plan during his break to have the young fighter come from his Weslaco, TX home to California for an extended training period in preparation for his next fight, as well as set up his camp.
“It’s necessary to take time off,” said Diaz. “Sometimes fighters work too hard in training or in the action that they bring to the fights. Omar is the type of fighter that brings a lot of action to his fights and it takes a toll on his body. He’s an all-out fighter so he needs that time off to recuperate and restart himself. This break in his body and mind helped him recover from that strain, to come back and start fresh again. “
Figueroa faces a tough opponent in Robert Guerrero when he steps back in the ring. Not only is Figueroa fighting above his normal weight-class, but he’s also fighting a former Welterweight world champion known to be a tough and cunning opponent.
“Guerrero is one of the toughest challenges for any boxer. He is a tough fighter, he doesn’t back down and he doesn’t quit,” said Figueroa. “You have to go into the fight knowing it’ll go the full 12 rounds and there won’t be any easy part in the fight. But I’m prepared for that, it’s what I’ve been training for and it’s who I am.
“I’m excited and grateful to be the one who opens the Nassau Veterans Coliseum back to boxing and plan to set the standard high, so that when you have fighters there you know they are going be great fights,” added Figueroa.
Team Figueroa will be Figueroa’s father, Omar Figueroa, Sr.; Joel Diaz, Antonio Diaz and Joel Diaz Jr.
Omar Figueroa quotes:
On the Future:
“I don’t plan ahead, I don’t look to next fights. I look at now and think about future fights after it. Make sure I’m healthy.
“I don’t get ahead of myself with boxing. I am a boxer, a former world champion, I love and believe in the power of this sport, but I don’t let it rule my life.”
On changing camp to Indio, CA and working with Joel Diaz:
“January 1 I was back in the boxing mode. Training, running, focusing on diet and getting ready and into camp. The break has given me more focus and the opportunity to change my camp up. I am back training with Joel Diaz in Indio, CA and have been going back to Texas to see my family. My dad will always be my father and a big part of my career, but I felt that when I ended my break, I wanted to change my program and go back to Joel. This is our first fight back and I’m looking forward to it in many ways.”
On training camp:
My health and the time training have been great. I’m getting more and more excited for the fight as I’m getting prepared for it. It’s on my mind.
“I’m older, I’m wiser, I have been through this before and know what not to do and it’s the wisdom that comes with experience.”
Taking time off:
It bought me the tranquility and peace of mind that I’m good, I’m healthy, I’m ready for this, this is what I want and I was missing this. I’ve never been more mentally ready for this fight than now.
Training with his brother, Brandon Figueroa, in Indio:
“It helps me, we push each other. My family is very competitive so it helps to have someone like that training with me. It helps to have Brandon here as well as my cousins; we push each other to the limits.  We live together, we train together, and we make sure we are the best we can be.”
On fighting for the first time in New York and Long Island and his expectations:
“This is my first time fighting in New York, I expect the New York crowd to be ready for a good fight, because that’s what they’ll see from me.
“I want to be known for good shows. It’s what we get paid to do as fighters. I showcase the technical side of boxing and add a lot of entertainment behind how I fight, so that’s what the fans get.”
The role that Mexico, Texas and California play in his career:
“I feel like I get the best of all the worlds. I love Mexico – I go there all the time; I plan to go there after the fight. I love California, it’s taught me a lot, the people, the culture, the boxing here is phenomenal; and obviously Texas is where I grew up and it’s made me who I am.  I love the opportunities that I get and the things I get to do,  who I get to do it with and where I get to do it. “
Joel Diaz:
On Training Camp:
“Training camp has been going great, we’ve had no problems like we have had in previous camps with injuries. His hands are healthy, his weights good, he’s healthy. I think the layoff he took helped him a lot, he wants to get back in it and you can tell he’s motivated,” said Diaz. “It’s a great camp, great atmosphere, he’s looking great. that’s what matters.”
What he’s focusing on:
“Omar Figueroa is a fighter. He’s never going to change. My job is not to change it but make it better. He has a unique style that shows to everyone he’s very effective and it’s my job to get him in the right condition so he gets hit less because he’s a risk taker. You wont see much change on the style, you’ll see the same action Omar that people want to see from him.”
On training both brothers:
“They push each other; Omar being the oldest really pushes his brother. They train in two different weight classes and it’s good that they see the work they do amongst each other. They push each other in conditioning and in the ring. It’s good having them together.”
On his role as trainer:
“I’m in this sport for the fighters, my pride, my work. I take a lot of pride in what I do and I am not trying to fight for a trophy nor am I in it for myself. I’m in it for my fighters. This is work and I’m here to take full responsibility of the fighters in my program. I’m here to make my fighters champions in life not just the ring.
“It took me years of hard work and effort, and now that I’m here I have to work harder, keep my same values and work to stay there.”

 

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UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK LOS ANGELES MEDIA DAY

Jun 26, 2017 0

UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK
LOS ANGELES MEDIA DAY

Thursday, June 29 – Los Angeles, Calif.

Las Vegas – UFC® International Fight Week is right around the corner. Fans and athletes will invade Las Vegas to take in two live events, THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: REDMPTION FINALE and UFC® 213: NUNES vs SHEVCHENKO 2, athlete meet and greets, autograph signings and more.

In advance of the biggest week of the year, the stars of the two events will be available to media in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 29 at JW Marriott at LA Live.

WHO:
Amanda Nunes – UFC bantamweight champion
Valentina Shevchenko – No. 1 UFC bantamweight
Yoel Romero – No. 1 UFC middleweight
Robert Whittaker – No. 3 UFC middleweight
Fabricio Werdum – No. 1 UFC heavyweight
Alistair Overeem – No. 3 UFC heavyweight
Travis Browne – No. 9 UFC heavyweight
Michael Johnson – No. 6 UFC lightweight
Justin Gaethje – UFC lightweight

WHAT: UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK ULTIMATE MEDIA DAY

WHEN:
Thursday, June 29 at 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. PT

12 p.m. – Media check-in & lunch
1 p.m. – UFC 213 and TUF Finale athletes available
2 p.m. – Athlete square-offs

WHERE:
JW MARRIOTT at LA LIVE

Diamond Ballroom 3
900 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90015

About UFC®
UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. Acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment and fashion leader, WME | IMG, together with strategic partners Silver Lake Partners and KKR, UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas with a network of employees around the world. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe, while programming is broadcast in over 163 countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 35 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, a digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.

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Devin Heany hizo guanteo con Flody para la pelea del Sabado

Jun 20, 2017 0

Devin Heany hizo guanteo con Flody para  la pelea del Sabado

WFC 73: Boxeo en vivo este sábado 24 de junio en Agua Caliente Casino

El boxeo profesional regresa al Agua Caliente Casino de Rancho Mirage, California este

Sábado 24 de junio con la edición número 73 de “World Fighting Championship” (WFC) en una función encabezada con el joven prospecto Devin Haney, varios de los más talentosos boxeadores del desierto del Sur de California y en peleas amateurs Devon de la Hoya, hijo del gran campeón Oscar de la Hoya y Joel Díaz jr, hijo del reconocido entrenador Joel Díaz.

Haney (15-0, 10 KOs) de Las Vegas se enfrentará a Angel Aispuro (8-5-2, 5 KOs) de Sinaloa en un combate pactado a ocho giros en peso ligero. Haney de 18 años de edad, quien es uno de los prospectos más cotizados del boxeo mundial, buscará su quito triunfo del año.

También estará en acción el prospecto local Javier Padilla (2-0, 2 KO’s) de Rancho Mirage quien es entrenado y manejado por Joel Díaz y el popular boxeador Dominic Serna Jr. (1-0, 1 KO), quien es manejado por el dos veces campeón mundial Tim Bradley.

Padilla estará en acción en una pelea pactada a cuatro rounds en peso pluma, Serna Jr. se enfrentará a José Fabián Naranjo (3-6-1) en un duelo pactado a cuatro giros en peso pluma, mientras que Edgar Martínez otro pupilo de Tim Bradley estará en acción contra Mario Aguirre en un combate pactado a cuatro giros en peso ligero.

“Dominic y Edgar son dos jóvenes muy trabajadores y talentosos que siempre están listos para darle espectáculo a la afición y espero un gran respaldo de la afición local”, dijo Bradley.

La WFC ha presentado 72 funciones de boxeo y Artes Marciales (MMA) a lo largo y ancho de Estados Unidos en los últimos cuatro años, pero este será su primero en California. Sus funciones les brinda oportunidades de destacar su talento de jóvenes locales ante su propia gente.

Las puertas se abrirán a las 6:00 de la tarde y la primera pelea será a las 7:00 de la noche.

Los boletos tienen un precio de $100, $60 (Orquestra), $40 (‘Loge’) y $25 (Admisión General) en el Mezzanine y Balcón y pueden ser adquiridos en: www.hotwatercasino.com/wfc-boxing.

World Fighting Championships™ presenta lo mejor del talento local y promueven eventos lleno de energía con mujeres hermosas y boxeo explosivo a lo largo de la noche. World Fighting Championships™ se dedica a darle a los mejores atletas en el deporte un lugar en donde demostrar su talento. Venga a vivir la acción en vivo en una de las mejores sedes en el sur de california

Credito de foto: WFC

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LETOS PARA CANELO ÁLVAREZ VS. GENNADY ‘GGG’ GOLOVKIN SALDRÁN A LA VENTA EL JUEVES 22 DE JUNIO

Jun 20, 2017 0
BOLETOS PARA CANELO ÁLVAREZ VS. GENNADY ‘GGG’ GOLOVKIN
SALDRÁN A LA VENTA EL JUEVES 22 DE JUNIO
 
‘SUPREMACÍA: CANELO VS. GOLOVKIN’ LISTA PARA EL 16 DE SEPTIEMBRE EN LA T-MOBILE ARENA EN LAS VEGAS
TRANSMITIDA EN VIVO POR HBO PAY PER VIEW®

¡Boletos a la venta jueves 22 de junio a las 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET!
 
LOS ÁNGELES, California 20 de junio de 2017. – Los boletos para el enfrentamiento del 16 de septiembre por la supremacía entre Canelo Álvarez (49-1-1, 34 nocáuts) campeón mundial mediano lineal y Ring Magazine, y Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 nocáuts), monarca mundial mediano FIB/AMB/CMB/IBO, que los aficionados han estado reclamando, saldrán a la venta jueves, 22 de junio a las 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET. Seguro que será la pelea más competitiva del boxeo rentado en este 2017, el mega evento cuenta con dos de los peleadores más populares y poderosos de la división de peso mediano disputándose la supremacía la gloria.
 
            Los boletos para Canelo vs. Golovkin tienen un precio de $5000, $2500, $2000, $1500, $800, $700, $500, y $300 dólares, no incluyen cargos de servicio e impuestos aplicables y con un límite total de entradas de 10 por persona (un límite de 10 por persona en los precios de $5000, $2500, $2000, $1500, $800, $700 dólares y un límite de dos [2] por persona en los precios de $500 y $300 dólares).Para comprarlos por teléfono con una tarjeta de crédito llamar al 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849). Los boletos también estarán disponibles para su compra en www.t-mobilearena.com o www.axs.com.
 
Canelo vs. Golovkin es un combate a 12 rounds por el Campeonato mundial mediano presentado por Golden Boy Promotions y GGG Promotions y patrocinado por Tecate, BORN BOLD, Hennessy, Never Stop, Never Settle y O’Reilly’s Auto Parts. El evento se realizará el sábado 16 de septiembre en la flamante T-Mobile Arena y será producido y distribuido en vivo por HBO Pay Per View®.
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Andre “S.O.G.” Ward vs. Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev 2: “The Rematch”

Jun 17, 2017 0
Andre “S.O.G.” Ward vs. Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev 2: “The Rematch” Official Weigh-in Results 
 

 Credit: Roc Nation Sports/Main Events

Andre “S.O.G.” Ward Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev
31-0, 15 KOs 30-1-1, 26 KOs
Oakland, California Chelyabinsk, Russia
Weight: 175, Trunks: Red/WHT/BLK Weight: 175, Black/Platinum
Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux Moises “Chucky” Flores
17-0, 11 KOs 25-0, 17 KOs
Santiago De Cuba, Cuba Guadalajara, Mexico
Weight: 121.5, Trunks: BLK/Red Weight: 122, Trunks: WHT/GRN/Red
Dmitry Bivol Cedric “L.O.W.” Agnew
10-0, 8 KOs 29-2, 15 KOs
St. Petersburg, Russia Chicago, IL
Weight: 174.5, Trunks: BLK/Flag Weight: 175, Trunks: BLK/GLD
Luis “Cuba” Arias Arif “The Predator” Magomedov
17-0, 8 KOs 18-1, 11 KOs
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Kizlyar, Russia
Weight: 160, Trunks: WHT/BLK Weight: 159.75, Trunks: Red/GLD
Junior “The Young God” Younan Zoltan Sera
11-0, 8 KOs 28-12, 19 KOs
Brooklyn, New York Budapest, Hungary
Weight: 170.5, Trunks: BLK/WHT Weight: 170.5, Trunks: BLK/Blue
Vaughn “The Animal” Alexander Fabiano Pena
9-0, 6 KOs 16-7-1, 13 KOs
St. Louis, Missouri Chiapas, Mexico
Weight: 161, Trunks: 161 Weight: 166, WHT/Red
Tramaine “Mighty Midget” Williams Christopher Martin
10-0, 3 KOs 30-8-3, 10 KOs
New Haven, Connecticut San Diego, California
Weight: 124.5 Weight: 125.75, Trunks: Black
John Bauza Brandon “Bam” Sanudo
6-0, 3 KOs 5-4, 2 KOs
North Bergen, New Jersey San Felipe, Mexico
Weight: 143 Weight: 144, Trunks: WHT/BLK
Bakhram Murtazaliev Alex Sandro Duarte
8-0, 6 KOs 6-0, 4 KOs
Grozny, Russia Sao Paulo, Brazil
Weight: 159.5, Trunks: Black Weight:159, Trunks: BLK/GRN
Enriko Gogokhia Jonathan Steele
4-0, 2 KOs 7-0, 5 KOs
Georgia Dallas, Texas
Weight: 146.5, Trunks: Red/WHT Weight: 146, Trunks: GLD/BLK/Red
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