IF YOU ARE
IN LAS VEGAS AND YOU ARE HUNGRY
Carl Frampton vs.
Leo Santa Cruz 2 is a world championship rematch of the 2016 Fight of the
Year candidate featherweight showdown. The 12-round bout headlines
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING action on Saturday, Jan. 28 from the MGM
Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
In the co-main event, lightweight world champion Dejan
meet former two-division champion Mikey
the opening bout on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
DANNY ROMAN STOPS ADAM LOPEZ IN WBA TITLE ELIMINATOR IN MAIN EVENT OF SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION TRIPLEHEADER FROM BALLY’S ATLANTIC CITY HOTEL & CASINO
Ronald Ellis and Kenneth Sims Jr. Win By Unanimous Decision
Catch The Replay Monday, Jan. 23, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHO EXTREME®
UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR BY
The WBC is extremely concerned with the behavior and actions showcased by Mr. Angel Garcia, who is the trainer of WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia, during the press conference for the highly anticipated fight between Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman.
The WBC prides itself for its battle against apartheid, in which South Africa was banned from boxing for 19 years, and our constant rejection to any sort of discrimination and abuse of power.
The WBC condemns the foul language, the discriminatory threats, and the very dangerous actions which could have led to a riot and personal injuries during this presentation.
The WBC has no jurisdiction over licensing of trainers, which is a matter that corresponds to the local boxing authorities. However, the WBC Code of Ethics and Constitution, Rules and Regulations, emphatically reject these actions, which cannot be tolerated in our sport.
The WBC respects and has always enjoyed a very respectful relation with Mr. Angel Garcia in the past, and the WBC will hold a meeting in person or by teleconference next week through the WBC administrative process and protocol.
Boxing is a sport of contact, but it is a noble one and fighters are role models for the youth of the world with countless exemplary actions of fair play, respect, unity, humanity and brotherhood.
Garcia vs. Thurman is a very important fight between two undefeated champions, which brings the best of our sport, and the attention must be fully into this great event and the two fighters putting their future on the line.
Exclusive: Memorial Mass for WBC's Jose Sulaimán
The date of January 16 marked the third anniversary of the passing of beloved World Boxing Council (WBC) President Don Jose Sulaimán Chagnón. His sons and family held two tributes in honor of the late figurehead in the sport. Here is my special report and photos from the Los Angeles Memorial Mass that took place at the St. Vincent de Paul Church on January 17. Another event was held the previous day (January 16) in Mexico City.
SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION FINAL WEIGHTS, QUOTES FOR TRIPLEHEADER TONIGHT/FRIDAY, LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
The six fighters who will compete tonight, Friday, Jan. 20, on ShoBox: The New Generation made weight on Thursday for the live SHOWTIME tripleheader (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino.
In the main event, undefeated, WBA No. 3-ranked super bantamweight Adam Lopez (16-0-1, 8 KOs), of San Antonio, Texas, will face the WBA’s No. 4-ranked Danny Roman (20-2-1, 7 KOs), of Los Angeles, in a 12-round WBA Title Eliminator. Lopez is a classic example of a ShoBox prospect-turned-contender. He’s 3-0-1 on the series, having defeated three previous unbeaten boxers. Roman has won 13 in a row dating to March 2014, and none of the fights have been close.
Primetime Battle Headlines SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS Presented by Premier Boxing Champions Saturday, March 4 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn
Undefeated welterweight world champions Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman hosted a press conference in Brooklyn Wednesday to discuss their primetime showdown that headlines SHOWTIME CHAMPION CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, Saturday, March 4 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The broadcast, which will air live from 9–11 p.m. ET/6–8 p.m. PT, is just the second primetime boxing presentation on the CBS Television Network in nearly 40 years.
by Mary Ann Owen