#CANELO ALVAREZ: “Angulo presents a difficult challenge because he’s a fighter who can punch and take a great punch. I know I have to prepare and establish my game plan early. But you know how it can be with game plans. Sometimes, once a fight starts, you have to do what you have to do win and that’s what I am going to do on Saturday.”
“TOE TO TOE: Canelo vs. #Angulo,” a 12-round super welterweight fight taking place Saturday, March 8 at the #MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is promoted by #GoldenBoy Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona, AT&T and Casamigos Tequila. Tickets are on sale now and are priced at $600, $400, $200 and $100, not including applicable service charges and taxes, with a total ticket limit of 10 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Movie theater tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
#CaneloAngulo Photo Credit: #Showtime #boxing #boxeo #FIGHTiMAGES
One of my favorite pics is that of a little Hungarian girl asking for boxer Zsolt Erdei’s autograph. Just look at that face😊
#Erdei is schedule to fight this Saturday, March 8th against Shalva Jomardashvili for the vacant #WBO European light heavyweight title.
🔷Erdei is a Hungarian #boxer in the light-heavyweight division. He is the former undefeated Lineal & WBO light-heavyweight #champion, and WBC cruiserweight champion. Erdei is also the first Hungarian to win a world title in two weight divisions. Erdei boxed at the 2000 Summer Olympics. He won a bronze medal in the middleweight division. (Wikipedia)🔷 #boxing #DiBellaEnt #TeamDBE
Photo by: Carlos Suarez Jr./#FIGHTiMAGES.COM
📷Photo shoot with the champ @RealLuisCollazo👊 “Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”
Photo by: Carlos Suarez Jr./#FIGHTiMAGES.COM #boxing
"God has created me to do some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good; I shall do His work."
📷Photo shoot with the champ @RealLuisCollazo👊
Photo by: Carlos Suarez Jr./#FIGHTiMAGES.COM #boxing
Professional #boxer ANTONIO TARVER was arrested on Saturday night by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper on a warrant from Nevada accusing him of passing a check with insufficient funds, according to the affidavit.
He remains at the Pinellas County Jail on Sunday without bail.
(Source: Tampa Bay Times) #SUX #boxing #FIGHTiMAGES
3 Minutes to Boom
By Robert Quijano
Bruno “The Aloha Kid” Escalante successfully defended and retained his IBA Continental Junior Bantamweight Title scoring a first round knockout over Lorenzo Trejo at the historic Fox Theater in Redwood City last night. Paco Presents Boxing and Don Chargin Promotions put together an explosive night of boxing. From the opening bell Bruno proved to be too much for Trejo. Quickly utilizing his jab, movement, and his impressive left hook over the one dimensional Trejo who simply kept coming forward. Bruno countered the attempts of Trejo, landed hooks to the body and head will. With the clear cut domination proceeding, Trejo appeared to land a blow below Bruno’s belt line and just as quick as it occurred, with less than 10 seconds in the first round Bruno landed a massive left hook that dropped Trejo down hard onto the canvass. Trejo rolled over but was in no condition to stand so the ringside doctor had him remain down until he was coherent enough to sit on a stool. On the stool Trejo stated that he got hit hard in his liver although it was a hook that put him down for the count, perhaps a delayed reaction to the body shots. The official time of the bout was 3:00 of the first round. Bruno utilized his superior skills for the entire 3 minutes before landing the “Boom.” This was a very impressive win for Bruno in front of fans and should open the door for more televised fights.
In the Co-Main Event of the evening Jonathan “El Carismatico” Chicas was also impressive in scoring a TKO victory over seasoned veteran Rogelio Castaneda Jr. Castaneda was a game opponent but paled in comparison to his younger days as Chicas took advantage of his speed and power. Castaneda hit the canvass 5 times although 2 times were ruled slips (Chicas dropped Castaneda in the 2nd and 3rd rounds). 4 of the 5 times Castaneda ended up outside the ropes. 54 seconds into the 4th round Chicas landed a right hook that dropped Castaneda for the final time, landing hard and also hitting his head hard on the canvass. Again the ringside doctor had Castaneda remain on the ground even though he wanted to get to his feet. Once Castaneda got up, he was reluctant to sit but was assisted onto the stool for precautionary measures. This is two back to back impressive wins for Chicas and also should bring about more exposure. A dominating win from start to finish.
Undercard results had local favorite Ricardo Pinell defeating a very tough Saul Benitez by unanimous decision (2 judges scored the bout 58-56 and the 3rd judge scored it 59-55). Benitez took the action to Pinell early and took Pinell off his game plan in round one but from the second round on Pinell showcased his boxing abilities. Great body work by Pinell. Several times in the six round bout it appeared Pinell was going to drop Benitez but Benitez showed true heart and kept Pinell honest with his own occasional right hand. Cruiserweight Tony Johnson scored a TKO victory over Harry Gopaul 26 seconds into round three. Cesear Valenzuela of Mexico scored a TKO victory over local favorite Jesus Sandoval at 1:02 of the first round. Sandoval also went down very hard and took some time until he could recuperate. In my vote for fight of the night, Darren Mallard defeated Mauricio Zavaleta by split decision (judges scored the bout 39-37 for Zavaleta, 39-37 for Mallard, and 40-36 for Mallard). This was an all-out war with each fighter having great moments with big shots. Mallard’s shots were crisper and seemed to have more effect. Definitely brought the crowd to its feet. In the opening fight of the night for 2 heavyweights making their debuts, Xavier Vigney scored a TKO victory over Andrew Tinae at 1:56 of the first round.
Bay area boxing was well represented in the audience by boxers Paul Mendez, Karim Mayfield, Ana Julaton, Guy Robb, Stan Martyniouk, Andy Vences, Aaron Coley, Laron Mitchell, and Stephanie Garcia-Vega. Also present were two of the legendary Bruce Lee’s original students from Oakland Jeet Kune Do, Gary Caganaan and Mario Magdangal who now represent the local Kennel Boxing Club. A great night of action, knockouts, and firepower at the Fox Theater that builds up anticipation for the next boxing card.ESCALANTE VS. TREJO: 3 Minutes to Boom 3 Minutes to Boom By Robert Quijano Bruno “The Aloha Kid” Escalante successfully defended and retained his IBA Continental Junior Bantamweight Title scoring a first round knockout over…
Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr (R) VS. Bryan Vera (L)…. Winner by unanimous decision: JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ, JR❗️ If you didn’t get the chance to watch it, do yourself a favor and catch a replay… Good fight👍
#ChavezVera #HBO #boxing #boxeo Photo Credit: Chris Farina/Top Rank #FIGHTiMAGES
Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr VS. Bryan Vera Official Scorecards: 114-113, 117-110(2x)… Winner by UD: JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ, JR❗️ If you didn’t get the chance to watch it, do yourself a favor and catch a replay… Good fight👍
#ChavezVera #HBO #compubox #punchstats #boxing #boxeo #FIGHTiMAGES
DON CHARGIN PROMOTIONS, PACO PRESENTS
FOX THEATER FIGHTS
Official Weigh-In Result from Redwood City, CA
Bruno Escalante 114 lbs VS. Lorenzo Trejo 115 lbs
(was 115.5 before taking off undergarment)
Jonathan Chicas 142 lbs VS. Rogelio Castaneda Jr 142 lbs
Ricardo Pinnell 155 lbs VS. Saul Benitez 157 lbs
Tony Johnson 183 lbs VS. Harry Gopaul
(Gopaul was unable to attend and will weigh-in tomorrow)
This #BORiCUA is working hard to leave his mark in #boxing history… Unified Super Lightweight World Champion DANNY SWIFT GARCIA is back on March 15th to face Super
Lightweight Contender Mauricio Herrera in #PuertoRico. You can watch the fight live on #Showtime❗️ The bout marks the first time Danny Garcia will fight in his homeland of Puerto Rico.
#GarciaHerrera #DSG #Philly #TeamDSG #GoldenBoy #boxeo #sports Photo Credit: Hogan Photos #FIGHTiMAGES
Official Weigh-In Results from Brooklyn
"BROOKLYN BRAWL" scheduled for Thursday, February 27th at the Millennium Theater in Brooklyn, NY, will feature a New York State Cruiserweight title bout between two prospects in Bujaj and Sanchez. Bujaj was a 2-time New York Golden Gloves champion while Sanchez was a 2-time New Jersey champion, Sanchez also holds a stoppage over previously undefeated Venroy July.
Martinez was a 3-time New York Golden Gloves champion while Yusubov has a victory over former WBA Welterweight champion James Page.
Niyazov will take on former New York State champion Jonathan Cuba.
VENUE: Millennium Theater
PROMOTER: Star of David (Dmitry Salita)
UNIFIED SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT WOLRD CHAMPION DANNY “SWIFT” GARCIA & FATHER/TRAINER ANGEL GARCIA MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES FROM DSG BOXING GYM IN PHILADELPHIA
UNDEFEATED 140-POUND WOLRD CHAMPION DEFENDS HIS TITLES AGAINST MAURICIO HERRERA ON SATURDAY, MARCH 15, FROM COLISEO RUBEN RODRIQUEZ IN BAYAMON, PUERTO RICO LIVE ON SHOWTIME® AT 9 P.M. ET/ 6 P.M. PT
Philadelphia, PA - Undefeated Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny Garcia (27-0, 16 KOs), of Philadelphia, and his father/trainer, Angel Garcia, hosted an open media workout on Wednesday at the DSG Boxing Gym in Philadelphia. Garcia is winding down preparations for his long-awaited debut to his native homeland and his world title defense against Maurcio Herrera (20-3, 7 KOs), of Riverside, Calif., on Saturday, March 15, in the main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, delayed on the West Coast).
In the SHOWTIME co-feature from Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, unbeaten knockout artist and American heavyweight hopeful, Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (30-0, 30 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., faces veteran Malik Scott (36-1-1, 13 KOs) of Philadelphia.
Former world champions Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (33-3, 30 KOs) of Caguas, P.R. andDaniel Ponce de Leon (45-5, 35 KOs), of Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico, clash in the featured match on SHOWTIME EXTREME at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
Below is what Danny and Angel Garcia said Wednesday:
DANNY GARCIA, Unified Super Lightweight World Champion
“It’s an exciting feeling going to Puerto Rico. To go back where my dad was born, my bloodline, it means a lot to me to reach out to my fans in Puerto Rico. I just want to go out there and win on March 15.“
“The Puerto Rican fans have supported me and it means a lot. I’m a Puerto Rican just like they are.”
“My Spanish is coming along, I understand everything. I’ve been working on becoming more confident when speaking.”
“It’s amazing to be a Puerto Rican fighter, we have a great history of fighters. I say this all the time, ‘I’m Puerto Rican, raised in Philadelphia so I got the best of both worlds. I got the Puerto Rican power and the Philly toughness. It comes a long way.”
“I was ready to move up a weight class, but I can still make 140. If I’m back in the ring in the summertime I know I can make 140 with the heat. I’ve always been disciplined so it’s no problem for me.”
“I said I deserved a home fight, either Philly or Puerto Rico, since I’m always going to someone else’s place to fight. Everyone thought it was a great idea to go back to Puerto Rico.”
“My parents always talk about Puerto Rico. My dad’s whole family lives in Puerto Rico. My great grandma lives in Puerto Rico and I got to meet her a couple years ago.”
“When I heard who I was going to fight, I already knew a lot about him, I’m a boxing fan. I knew who he fought, who he beat, what trunks he was wearing. He’s a tough fighter, not a big puncher, but he tries to outwork you. At the end of the day it’s a different story when you’re fighting a guy like me.”
“The last couple of years have been a good learning experience for me and a good journey. My first world title fight I fought Erik Morales and how much experience do you think you can get from that? A lot of people thought he would beat me because of experience. I’ve faced a lot of experienced fighters.”
“Even when people didn’t think I was the real champion, I got called out anyway. So now when you get a good win the first person people think of is me. I guess they thought it would be easy, but nothing comes easy.”
“I’m a self motivated person, that’s what got me to the point I’m at today. I don’t take anybody lightly because this is what I do, this is my job. The day that I stop taking it seriously is the day I have to stop boxing. I would never put myself into a position where I go into the ring not prepared.”
ANGEL GARCIA, Danny’s Father and Trainer
“I have to let people know that Danny is 100 percent Puerto Rican. I’m trying to keep the attention on Danny so everyone knows he is Puerto Rican.”
“Herrera has never fought a Puerto Rican in Puerto Rico. So you will see the difference between the Russian and the Puerto Rican.”
“If one person comes or if a million people come, Danny is still the champion of the world.”
“I want people to understand that Danny is Puerto Rican the same way I am.“Puerto Rico does have a champion. Danny Garcia is right there, he is the champion.”
Garcia vs. Herrera, a 12-round WBC Super Lightweight World Title on Saturday, March 15, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Swift Promotions in association with PR Best Boxing and sponsored by Corona, AT&T and Casamigos Tequila. The co-main event, Deontay Wilder vs. Malik Scott, is a 12-round WBC Final Heavyweight eliminator bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions. In the main event on the SHOWTIME EXTREME portion of the card, Juan Manuel Lopez and Daniel Ponce de Leon square off in a 10-round rematch for the WBO International Junior Lightweight Title.
Tickets priced at $25, $50, $75, $150, $200 and $400 plus applicable taxes and service charges are on sale now at www.tcpr.com and by calling 787-792-5000.Danny & Angel Garcia Media Day Workout at the DSG Boxing Gym in Philly (Quotes & Photos) UNIFIED SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT WOLRD CHAMPION DANNY “SWIFT” GARCIA & FATHER/TRAINER ANGEL GARCIA MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES FROM DSG BOXING GYM IN PHILADELPHIA…