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March 3, 2015

VAZQUEZ-MARQUEZ HONORED

SHOWTIME SPORTS® TO HONOR ANNIVERSARY OF ISRAEL VAZQUEZ-RAFAEL MARQUEZ RIVALRY WITH CLASSIC FIGHTS, ROUNDS, PHOTOS, STATS & MORE

SHOWTIME Sports will offer boxing fans a chance to relive one of boxing’s most intense and brutal rivalries as it rolls out content in celebration of the classic showdowns between Mexican legends Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez.
Tonight, on the eighth anniversary of their epic first battle, SHOWTIME EXTREME (10 p.m. ET/PT) will present Vazquez-Marquez I, a unanimous selection of 2007 Fight of the Year.  Then on Wednesday, Vazquez-Marquez II, an old-school slugfest that produced a Round of the Year Winner, will air at 11 p.m. ET/PT.  The third installment, the 2008 Fight of The Year, will air on Thursday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME EXTREME

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BOTH CONFERENCES OPEN TO PUBLIC

TODAY!!

CANELO ALVAREZ AND JAMES KIRKLAND TO HOST A Houston Press CONFERENCE TODAY to DISCUSS THEIR MAY 9 FIGHT AT MINUTE MAID PARK In Houston

 

OSCAR DE LA HOYA AND CURTIS '50 CENT' JACKSON WILL be in attendance

 

Plus Texas boxing legend jesse james leija

 

Houston Press COnference AT 12:00 PM

Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St, Houston, TX

11:00 a.m. CT Gates Open to the Public
11:00 a.m. CT Photo Opportunities and Interviews
12:00 p.m. CT Press Conference Begins


NEW LOCATION: PRESS CONFERENCE TO TAKE PLACE At The Aztec Theatre at 5 PM
 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!


NEW LOCATION:

The Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St Mary's Street,
San Antonio, TX 78205
4:00 p.m. CT Doors Open to the Public & Media Arrival
5:00 p.m. CT Press Conference Begins


Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland, is a 12-round super welterweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Canelo Promotions, SMS Promotions and Leija*Battah Promotions and is sponsored by Corona Extra and Mexico - Live it to Believe it! The HBO World Championship Boxing telecast begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

TICKETS: Tickets priced at $350, $150, $100, $50, $25 and $10, plus applicable fees and service charges, will go on sale Tuesday, March 3 at 10:00 a.m. CT and be available for purchase at the Minute Maid Park Box Office (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com.  There is a 19 ticket limit per household.

 

ARREOLA RETURNS MARCH 13TH

Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (35-4, 31 KOs) is working and planning to have a dream return to the ring on Friday, March 13 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.
The card will include exciting main events with Andre Berto Vs Josesito Lopez and Shawn Porter will fight Roberto Garcia on the debut of PBC on Spike TV.
“I’m just itching to get back in the ring and show that I’m still going after my dream of being heavyweight Champion of the world. This is a wonderful platform for me to fight with Premier Boxing Champions and I couldn’t be more excited to fight in front of my fans here in California.”
Arreola will be fighting for the fifth time at the Citizen’s Business Bank Arena. The card is by Goossen Promotions, which has promoted all of Arreola’s professional fights

SHIMING READY FOR TITLE FIGHT


Photo Chris Farina/Top Rank

Two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and No. 1 world-rated flyweight contender Zou Shiming works out with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach in Macau, China for his upcoming challenge of undefeated IBF flyweight world champion Amnat Ruenroeng (14-0, 5 KOs), from Chonburi, Thailand.
Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with Tecate, SECA, Kreerin Promotions, Sampson Boxing and Foreman Boys Promotions, the Zou Shiming - Amnat Ruenroeng World Flyweight Championship fight will take place Saturday, March 7, at The Venetian® Macao's Cotai Arena and televised via same-day delay on HBO2®, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT.

TAPIA STAYS LOOSE FOR SATURDAY


Photo Chris Farina/Top Rank

Junior middleweight contender Glen Tapia (22-1, 14 KOs), of Passaic, NJ, works out with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach at the Venetian Macao for his upcoming 10 round NABO junior middleweight title match against Daniel Dawson (40-4-1, 26 KOs), of Perth, Australia on the Zou Shiming - Amnat Ruenroeng card from Macau,China.
Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with Tecate, SECA, Kreerin Promotions, Sampson Boxing and Foreman Boys Promotions, the Zou Shiming - Amnat Ruenroeng World Flyweight Championship fight will take place Saturday, March 7, at The Venetian® Macao's Cotai Arena and televised via same-day delay on HBO2®, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT. Tapia will open the HBO2 telecast.

FELIX IN MACAO


Photo German Villasenor

Super Featherweight Jose Felix Jr. 28-1 (23KOs) will be facing Filipino Raymond Sermona 18-4-5 (8KOs) on March 7th at the Cotai Arena in the Venetian Resort and Hotel in Macao, China.
Felix Jr. - Sermona will be part of the Top Rank promoted fight card with Chinese gold medalist Zou Shiming 6-0 (1KO) challenging Amnat Ruenroeng 14-0 (5KOs) for the IBF flyweight title in the main event.
''I was offered the fight and took it, it is a great chance to showcase my skills at the international level and have been told that with a good performance, I will be put in line in the not too distant future, for another world title shot'' said Felix.
The Los Mochis, Sinaloa fighter is on a two fight KO win streak, following his lone loss, a one point difference decision loss on two cards when he challenged reigning interim WBA Super Featherweight champion Bryan Vasquez on the Pacquiao vs. Bradley rematch eleven months ago.
In Sermona, a reported switch-hitter, Felix Jr. knows a win is a must.
''He (Sermona) is a very good boxer, quick with good power, he is dangerous as most Filipinos tend to be, I'm not overlooking him, as a good win will open the doors for me with another title shot, one which I will not let go to waste'' said the 22 year old fighter.
''It is an honor to be part of this card, and I'm excited and grateful for the opportunity.'' concluded Felix Jr.
Felix Jr vs. Sermona is scheduled for eight rounds and will be main event on UNIMAS, with Shiming vs. Ruenroeng part of the fight card to be broadcast on HBO.
 

LARA'S RESPONSE TO ANDRADE

WBA Champion, Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara, responds to WBO Champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade’s claims that he’s not interested in a unification fight with him.
“I’ll fight him anytime! My resume speaks for itself. I’m willing to fight Cotto or GGG next…you think I’m worried about this little spoiled brat? Look at my resume of great fighters I’ve fought, Williams, Molina, Vanes, Trout, Canelo, Angulo and now Smith. In 24 fights, who has he fought?”
“I’m the best in the division. If I put my name to a contract I show up and fight, unlike him when he pulled out of the biggest fight of his career against Charlo. Not to mention, he turned down a fight with me on ESPN2 years ago when I was willing to whoop to put a beating on him for $15,000. And don’t forget, I already whooped that ass for free in the amateurs!!! His nickname serves him right…He’s Poo Poo!”

March 2, 2015

TEAM ANDRADE TO LARA: "LET'S FIGHT"

 

After WBO number-one ranked Jr. Middleweight, Jermell Charlo decided to not fight fight WBO Jr. Middleweight champion Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade, Andrade's father/trainer Paul has turned his attention to a fight with WBA belt holder Erislandy Lara.

"We signed a contract to fight Charlo a month ago," said Paul Andrade.  "He opted to fight a guy that we beat already in Vanes Martiroysan.  I don't even think Charlo will beat him.  I can see Vanes out bullying him and win a decision about eight rounds to four."

"That's in the past and now we have to look towards the future."

 

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GONZALEZ VS RUSSELL JR. MARCH 28

 

JHONNY GONZALEZ PUTS HIS TITLE ON THE LINE AGAINST GARY RUSSELL JR.  ON SATURDAY, MARCH 28, FROM THE PEARL AT PALMS CASINO RESORT IN LAS VEGAS ON SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® DOUBLEHEADER 

Plus, Undefeated Rising Star Jermell Charlo Takes on Vanes Martirosyan in a Super Welterweight Showdown

A world-class doubleheader, featuring featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KOs) defending his 126-pound title against exciting young star Gary Russell Jr. (25-1, 14 KOs) in the main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, will take place at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, on Saturday, March 28, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).
In the co-feature, undefeated rising star Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (25-0, 11 KOs) faces a tough test when he takes on the experienced former U.S. Olympian Vanes Martirosyan (35-1-1, 21 KOs) in an important super welterweight showdown.
Tickets for the live event are priced at $200, $100, $75, $50, and $25, plus applicable fees are on sale today, Monday, March 2, at 12 p.m. PT. Tickets may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or by clicking
HERE. Tickets are also available online at www.ticketmaster.com.

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PRESS CONFERENCE OPEN TO PUBLIC

 

 

CANELO ALVAREZ AND JAMES KIRKLAND TO HOST SAN ANTONIO PRESS CONFERENCE ON MARCH 3 to DISCUSS MAY 9 FIGHT AT MINUTE MAID PARK In Houston

 

PLUS! OSCAR DE LA HOYA & Texas boxing legend jesse james leija WILL be in attendance

 

PRESS CONFERENCE TO TAKE PLACE At The Aztec Theatre at 5 PM CT -
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

 

NEW LOCATION:
 

The Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St Mary's Street,
San Antonio, TX 78205
4:00 p.m. CT Doors Open to the Public & Media Arrival
5:00 p.m. CT Press Conference Begins

FACTS: Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland, is a 12-round super welterweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Canelo Promotions, SMS Promotions and Leija*Battah Promotions and is sponsored by Corona Extra and Mexico - Live it to Believe it! The HBO World Championship Boxing telecast begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
TICKETS: Tickets priced at $350, $150, $100, $50, $25 and $10, plus applicable fees and service charges, will go on sale Tuesday, March 3 at 10:00 a.m. CT and be available for purchase at the Minute Maid Park Box Office (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com.  There is a 19 ticket limit per household.

 

BELLATOR SUES RAMPAGE

 

Today, Bellator MMA was compelled to go to court to stop Quinton "Rampage" Jackson from fighting in an April 25th bout promoted by Bellator's competitor, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Jackson, who has completed only three fights of his exclusive six-fight contract with Bellator, is barred by contract from fighting for any promoter other than Bellator. Our lawsuit for an injunction and related relief - filed in the Chancery Division of the Superior Court in Burlington County, New Jersey - will compel Jackson to honor his contractual agreement. We look forward to having one of our MMA stars fighting for Bellator again.

 

STURM GOING AFTER 5TH TITLE

 

Felix Sturm, a 4 time World Middleweight Champion, wants to make history. He wants to be the first German Boxer to become world champion for a fifth time. But this time he will give it a try at Super Middleweight (168 pounds) against a big calibre opponent, The highly talented Russian Fedor Chudinov. Chudinov won all of his 12 fights including 10 wins by KO (83% KO-Ratio). Sturm said: "I promised to make only big fights from now on. Chudinov is seen as a highly talented and skilled Boxer with a lot of punching power. But I will take this belt to Germany". The fight will take place at Frankfurter Festhalle in Frankfurt/Main, which has a capacity of 10,000 seats. There are tons of requests already for tickets. Sturm-Manager Roland Bebak said: "We always wanted to make a fight in Frankfurt, but we could never ever imagine, that it would be such a big thing. Frankfurt is a city of boxing and we're really enjoying the great interest and resonance by the fans." Many Celebrities from all of Europe already said, they want to be ringside for this fight, when history is in the making by Felix Sturm. Also Sturm is happy about the WBA being the sanctioning body for this Mega-Fight, saying: "The WBA-Belt really is something special for me."

 

GONZALEZ WORKING HARD WITH NACHO

 

Confident on the extraordinary work ethic he's been employing with legendary trainer, Ignacio "Nacho" Beristáin, current WBC featherweight champion, Jhonny González predicts a KO win over tough American, Gary Russell Jr.
They meet at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on March 28th.
With a professional record of 57 victories, 48 KOs and eight defeats, Jhonny upended previously undefeated Abner Mares with a powerful signature left hook in the first round, to again become Champ.
The pre weigh in for this defense, was at the Romanza Gym. Jhonny tipped 60.000 kg, being under the limit 10% 62.80 kg, according to WBC rules,
just one month prior to fight night, with southpaw Gary who's record stands at 25 wins with 14 KO's and a single defeat.

 

"EXPECT ME TO BE CHAMPION"

 

 

CHINA'S ZOU SHIMING IS READY

FOR HIS WORLD FLYWEIGHT TITLE SHOT!

 

Despite having only six professional fights under his belt, ZOU SHIMIING, the two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and three-time world amateur champion is ready for his close-up. Just 23 months removed from his professional debut, Zou (6-0, 1 KO), of Guizhdou, China, the No. 1 world-rated contender and an icon in the People's Republic of China, will challenge amateur rival and defending International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight world champion AMNAT RUENROENG (14-0, 5 KOs), of Si Racha, Thailand, in the main event of The Showdown at Sands: Zou Shiming vs. Amnat Ruenroeng, Saturday, March 7, at The Venetian® Macao's Cotai Arena.

 

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TV Fights

 

Fox Sports 1 - Mar 6 10PM ET/7PM PT
Jo Jo Diaz vs.
Juan Luis Hernandez
 

ESPN2 - Mar 6
11PM ET/8PM PT
Tony Harrison vs. Antwone Smith
 

Telemundo - Mar 6 11:35PM ET/PT
Jonathan Oquendo vs. Gabino Cota
 

HBO2 - Mar 7
5PM ET/PT
Amnat Ruenroeng vs. Zou Shiming
 

NBC - Mar 7
8:30PM ET/5:30PM PT
Keith Thurman vs. Robert Guerrero
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Adrien Broner vs.
John Molina
 

UniMas - Mar 7
11PM ET/PT
Jose Felix Jr. vs. Raymond Sermona


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