RIOS: "I had to come out here and they were booing and I loved
and I had to do what I had to do. This could have been the end of my
career and I didn't want that to happen and I didn't want it to end like
this. I knew it wasn't going to be easy. he is a warrior and I had to
take my time and be patient. I was disciplined in camp. I knew he could
come back and hit me and I know he has power in both hands.
I just take my time and be patient and listen to my corner and listen to
the instructions and the game plan we did in camp and I cam out
The uppercut is my favorite punch. I love my uppercut and I have one of
the best uppercuts in the world and I threw it.
Showed knockdown..."It was an uppercut right? we were practicing those
shots in the gym I was it was open and I threw it right there. we
followed my game pan and you can see what I can do when I am at my best.
I perform very well.
RIOS on FUTURE: My manager, Cameron Dunkin is one of the best in the
world and he gets the best fights out there, so whatever he says to do I
will do it. I am and fighter and I am a warrior and I will fight
anybody. TO ALVARADO: It was an honor to fight you (Alvarado). We are
still best friends. He is my boy we are the same type person - we are
warriors - and he will bounce back ALVARADO: (In 1st) I was still getting comfortable and still
getting in my zone. He hit me with an uppercut in my eye and I couldn't
see. My vision was not there so I decided to make the call. It hit me
perfectly on my eye and I couldn't see. I could have showed heart but.
I'm not done yet at all. I am far from being at my best. I'll be back. I
guarantee to everyone in this place I'll be back.
It was all in the preparation of my training. I didn't train like I
should have and that's what I get. I didn't give it all I got. That's
what I Get. I wasn't as prepared as I should have been and I got what I
should have got so it is what it is, whatever. I'll get myself healthy
again and I have my marriage to look forward to and my kids and I'll get
myself together and I'll come back."
RIOS STOPS ALVARADO
Photo Chris Farina/Top Rank
By Eric Duran at ringside
Brandon Rios of Oxnard, Ca. stops Denver's "Mile High" Mike Alvarado
after the 3rd round in the 3rd fight of their trilogy Saturday, at the
1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Co.
It seems like Alvarado once again proved that he cannot stay at home in
Denver to train for a fight. In the 3 completed rounds Alvarado landed
20 punches to Rios' 120. Rios landed at will.
Undefeated No. 2-world-rated super middleweight contender Gilberto "Zurdo"
Ramirez (R) of Mazatlan, Mexico wins an 10-round unanimous decision over
Maxim Vlasov of Russia, Saturday, at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield,
Robert Garcia trained Oleksandr Gvozdyk, a Light Heavyweight, stops
gatekeeper Cory Cummings in the second round.
Cummings, the underdog, comes out pressing the action. Gvozdyk remains
calm and collective. Gvozdyk is picking up his pace, using pin point
accuracy to keep Cummings bay. Gvozdyk landing accurate combinations in
the center of the ring.
Gvozdyk comes blazing to start round 2, dropping Cummings moments in,
Cummings beats the count to continue. Gvozdyk is looking for the kill,
pinning Cummings along the ropes and dropping him again. A wobbly and
shaken Cummings again rises only be stopped with a right
uppercut/straight right combination at 1:10 of round 2,
Gvozdyk improves to 5-0
Welterweight Jeremy Ramos breaks down and stops Rene Marquez in the 3rd
round of a scheduled 4 rounder.
Ramos is counter punching effectively in the opening minute of the
round. Ramos is able use his height and reach advantage, picking Marquez
apart from the outside. A straight right hand down the pipe staggers
Marquez. Ramos catches Marquez to punctuate the round.
Ramos is landing combinations to open round 2, lighting up the much
smaller Marquez. Marquez is no match for the bigger Ramos just hanging
tough and getting some rounds under his bout. Ramos continues to press
the action as Marquez is starting to fade.
Marquez isn’t backing down in round 3 as both fighters trade
combinations along the ropes. At 1:51 of round 3 referee Jay Nady as
seen enough, stepping in and stopping the action.
Jeremy Ramos improves 7-1
In a Super Welterweight bout, Cameron Duncan managed Zsolt Daranyi
destroyed Luis Marquez with a picture perfect left hook.
The opening minute sees both fighters exchanging jabs in Marquez’s
corner. Daranyi catches Marquez with a picture left hook, draping
Marquez between the ropes, out on his feet. Daranyi is your winner at
:54 seconds of round number 1.
Marquez wakes up between the count of 3 and 4 before stumbling into the
arms of referee Stephan Blea. Blea wisely waves off the action.
GOLDEN BOY LIVE! FEATURES RISING TEXAN TALENT ON JANUARY 26 ROCKY JUAREZ
VS. ROBINSON CASTELLANOS UNDERCARD
Before Rocky Juarez (30-10-1, 21 KOs) and Robinson "Robin Hood"
Castellanos (20-10, 13 KOs) square off for Juarez' WBC Silver
Featherweight Title and final title elimination bout at Cowboys
Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas, the Golden Boy Live!
card on Monday, January 26 will feature Austin's own Travell "Black
Magic" Mazion (9-0, 9 KOs) in the biggest fight of his young career
when he battles Mexico's Nestor "Baby" Rosas (11-3, 7 KOs). Also,
the undefeated KeAndre Gibson (11-0-1, 5 KOs) will be featured in
an eight-round televised-opening bout against Nelson Lara (15-6-5,
8 KOs) on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes.
"Floyd isn't holding anything up. No one is waiting on Floyd to rubber
stamp or sign anything. Arum isn't being truthful on this and he knows it.
There is no contract that is awaiting Floyd's signature and Bob Arum knows
that. Floyd has been absolutely clear with all of us, with Leslie Moonves,
with Al Haymon, and with me, that he wants the Pacquiao fight. That's what
we've been working on for weeks. We've made what I call significant
progress, but there's still open issues which have to be resolved. So
there's no agreement or closed deal or contract or anybody signing off on
anything. Neither CBS or Showtime or Haymon, or even HBO really for that
matter, have yet agreed," stated Showtime Sports Executive Vice President
and General Manager Stephen Espinoza, who set the record straight
on the current status of negotiations for a potential showdown between
undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and 8-division world
champion Manny Pacquiao.
WBC HONORS WONJONGKAM
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam honored as joint best flyweight in WBC history
Former Thai Champion, Pongsaklek Wonjongkam,
is recognized as the best ever World Boxing Council flyweight fighter
along with Miguel Canto. In a Special Ceremony at the luxury Hotel Prince
Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, the WBC Vice President, General Kovid
Bhakdibhumi, presented Pongsaklek Wonjongkam with the Series Six WBC Belt.
This belt recognizes him as an historic Champion- the Greatest of the
Great! His photo appears side by side with WBC Lifetime President Jose
Sulaiman, The King of boxing, Muhammad Ali, and Mexican Champion Miguel
Canto, plus the current flyweight Champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez.
“It is a honor being part of this select group of Champions. I am thrilled
with the WBC and its President, Mauricio Sulaiman, for this recognition,”
commented Wonjongkam. Pongsaklek was one of the busiest and longest
reigning Champions in all WBC history. He successfully defended the
Championship 17 times during his first period as Champion. And during his
second phase of glory he defended his crown four times.
In video message to the revered Superstar, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman
said: "We are very happy and very proud of our Great Champion Pongsaklek
Wonjongkam. Unfortunately, due to his exemplary work in Thailand, he
couldn't join us in Las Vegas, to be honored as one of the greatest
Champions in history. He was voted by thousands of fans around the World
as one of the two greatest Champions, along with Miguel Canto, and it's my
honor to have had our Representatives General Kovid Bhakdibhumi and Pat
Cusick present the WBC green and gold belt to Pongsaklek.
"Pongsaklek will always be on the WBC belt in the flyweight division
featured in one of the pictures. I sent to Pongsaklek the heartfelt
congratulations from WBC members from 165 countries. Congratulations and
long live Pongsaklek!" The indication of this man's sheer brilliance and
extraordinary ring longevity is evident in the list of great rivals that
he fought, including: Malcolm Tunacao, Luis Alberto Lazarte, Daisuke
Naito, Gilberto Keb Baas, Monelisi Myekeni, Tomonobu Shimizu, Julio Cesar
Miranda, Koki Kameda, Suriyan Sor Rungvisai, Hussein Hussein, Edgar Sosa,
and still others! Wonjongkam retired from boxing in 2013, with an
incredible and brilliant record of 90 victories, including 47 KO's, just 5
losses and 2 draws.
January 23, 2015
ALVARADO-RIOS MAKE WEIGHT
All Photos Chris Farina/Top Rank
Denver's "Mile High" Mike Alvarado and former World Lightweight champion
Brandon Rios of Oxnard, Ca. weigh in (Rios 146.75 lbs, Alvarado 146.50)
for the third chapter of their epic trilogy.
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, the 12-round
Alvarado-Rios 3 trilogy fight will take place Saturday, January 24 at the
1STBANK Center in nearby Broomfield, Co. and will be televised live on
Remaining tickets to the
Alvarado-Rios welterweight championship event, priced at $250, $200, $125,
$65 and $40, are available at
www.AltitudeTickets.com, by phone at 866-461-6556 and at the Pepsi
Center box office.
WORKOUT OPEN TO PUBLIC
January 24 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Location: Gold's Gym
4319 Thousand Oaks Drive; San Antonio, TX 78217
Fighter attending: Rocky Juarez
4:00 p.m. - Fighter workout and autograph signing begins
Sunday, January 25 1:00 p.m. OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN -
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Location: Country Inn & Suites
8505 Broadway St.; San Antonio, TX 78217
1:00 p.m. - Official weigh-in begins
"Juarez vs. Castellanos"
is a 12-round bout for Juarez' WBC Silver Featherweight Title and final
title eliminator presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Leija Battah
Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra, O'Reilly Auto Parts and Mexico -
Live It To Believe It!.
Tickets, priced at $100
(Ringside - Rows 1-3), $65 (Ringside - Rows 4-7), $35 (Stool seating) and
$20 (General admission), plus applicable taxes, fees and service charges
are on sale now by phone by calling Leija*Battah Promotions at (210)
email@example.com or text "Tickets" to 210-556-7390. Tables for
four are also available for $260, plus applicable taxes, fees and service
LINARES MIGHT DEFEND AGAINST GAMBOA
WBC lightweight champion,
Jorge Linares, could be defending his title for the first time against
Cuban Yurorkis Gamboa.
Linares won the title defeating Mexican Javier Prieto via KO in the 4th
round on December 30th in Japan.
Pepé Gómez, from Cancún Boxing and the Cuban's promoter, confirmed that
negotiations are underway. They will have a meeting with Linares in the
Yuriorkis won his last fight defeating Mexican, Joel Montes de Oca, by KO.
PROMISING START TO SULAIMAN CUP
WBC President Mauricio
Sulaiman visited Panama for the first Jose Sulaiman Cup and he met all of
its 32 contestants.
There were two busy days, with the fighters, commissioners, the media and
WBC colleagues, plus a meeting with WBA Vice President Gilberto Jesus
“It’s hard to describe with words the meaning and significance of a
tournament that carries my Father's name. On behalf of my Mother, my
Brothers, my Sisters and Don Jose's Grandchildren, I want to deeply thank
Mr. Rogelio Espiño, for this wonderful initiative which will be always in
our hearts. “
The WBC offered a one thousand dollars bonus to the most outstanding boxer
of the four matches. This will be determined by a voting message system
including the participation of all fans.
The WBC will also present a grant to the four Champions of the Tournament,
to allow them to travel to Mexico, to experience a training camp at the
Otomi Ceremony Center, a famed location where great Champions including
Chavez, Morales and Barrera used to train.
Former world champions and co-stars of one this era's most intense and
exciting boxing rivalries -- Denver's "Mile High" MIKE ALVARADO and
BRANDON "Bam Bam" RIOS, of Oxnard, Calif. -- will face off for the last
time before they pen Chapter 3 of their amazing trilogy at the Official
Weigh-In Today! Friday, January 23, at The Tailgate Roadhouse (1055
Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204), located across the street from Pepsi
Center. Fighters and media may report at 1:00 p.m. with the fighters
stepping on the scale beginning at 2:00 p.m. MT. Boasting a combined
record of 66-5-1 (45 KOs), each warrior owns a victory in the series --
both of which were candidates for Fight of the Year in 2012 and 2013.
Mexico's next big thing, undefeated No. 2 super middleweight contender
GILBERTO "Zurdo" RAMIREZ and once-beaten Top-10 contender MAXIM VLASOV of
Russia, will be featured in the co-main event in a 10-round light
heavyweight battle. Hall of Fame promoter BOB ARUM and TODD DUBOEF,
president of Top Rank®, will also be in attendance.
Promoted by Top Rank, in
association with Zapari Boxing and Tecate, remaining tickets to the
Alvarado-Rios welterweight championship event, priced at $250, $200, $125,
$65 and $40, are available at
www.AltitudeTickets.com, by phone at 866-461-6556 and at the Pepsi
Center box office.
Meet the Champs THIS Saturday!
KO Lineup at "Boxing Superstars" Event
By Michele Chong
Boxing fans in SoCal are in for a treat THIS Saturday, January 24 as the
City of Pico Rivera hosts their 5th Annual Boxing Meet & Greet at Pico
Park. This 2015 bash is tabbed as "Boxing Superstars–Round 5" and will
feature a huge lineup of champions, fighters, boxing luminaries and
Here is my exclusive sneak peek at what the fans can expect at this
WBC Silver Super Lightweight Champion Lucas "La Máquina" Matthysse
(36-3, 34 KOs) has renewed his promotional contract with Golden Boy
Promotions, it was announced today. The Argentinean star first got his
start in 2004 entering the professional boxing scene with a powerful
technical knockout. Since then Matthysse, has had a promising career
winning by knock out 34 times out of his 36 wins.
"As Golden Boy works to put together a 2015 full of huge, fan-friendly
fights, Lucas Matthysse is, and will now remain, a core part of our team,"
said Oscar De La Hoya, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions.
"Lucas is a strong and powerful fighter, someone the elite of the division
have to look out for in the years to come, and we are excited to continue
our successful partnership with him."
"I am excited to continue to work with Oscar and Golden Boy Promotions,"
said Lucas Matthysse. "They are my family. They have supported me and
built my career from the beginning and I'm loyal to them as they have been
to me. I'm looking forward to my future and what 2015 has to offer."
CANELO VS. COTTO FALLS APART
Canelo Alvarez is set to meet today with Golden Boy president Oscar De La
Hoya in the wake of cancelled talks with WBC middleweight champion Miguel
Cotto for a May 2 super fight.
James Kirkland is speculated to be the frontrunner for Alvarez's next
fight, but De La Hoya said there are a number of paths Alvarez can take.
"We're discussing the different possibilities, whether it's Kirkland,
[former welterweight world champion Timothy] Bradley is on the table, and
I'm not saying [Miguel] Cotto is off," De La Hoya said. "That's the fight
people want to see."
De La Hoya's admission that Miguel Cotto is not off the table is a
different tune than he was singing earlier in the week, and likely music
to boxing fans' ears.
"The deal is off the table with Cotto," De La Hoya said. "They did not
accept. So Canelo decided to move on. We had a deadline. We had our fifth
deadline [Friday night], and Canelo has decided, because Cotto and
[attorney] Gaby [Penagaricano] turned down the deal, he is obviously not
going to be waiting for nobody."
De La Hoya is now saying Cotto is the one who walked away from
negotiations, and Alvarez is all ears because his top priority is making
great fights for the fans.
"Cotto pulled out. As a fighter who wants to have the best fights for the
fans, 'Canelo' is never going to close the door on Cotto," De La Hoya
The biggest issue facing Alvarez and De La Hoya is the stalled talks
between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, which De La Hoya has said
would be enough to push Alvarez off of his coveted May 2 date. De La Hoya
couldn't resist taking a potshot at Mayweather over the slow movement,
saying he's afraid to lose his zero and face a challenge like Pacquiao.
"I really feel as a fight fan that Mayweather doesn't want to fight
Pacquiao, that he doesn't want to lose."
VS. ALBERTO GUEVARA LOS ANGELES PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
Golden Boy Promotions
held a press conference at the Golden Boy Building in Los Angeles
on Thursday, Jan 22., to announce the Feb. 27 IBF Bantamweight World
Championship fight between the titleholder Randy "El Matador" Caballero
and Alberto "Metro" Guevara. The event was hosted by Oscar De La
Hoya, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions and was attended
by more than 50 local and international media outlets. Seven-time world
champion in four weight classes, Erik Morales and former WBC and
IBF Super Bantamweight World Champion Israel Vasquez were also in
Other fighters featured on
the card participated in the press conference including Mexicali's Diego
De La Hoya (8-0, 6 KOs) who fights in his first eight-round bout as
the co-main event against Los Angeles' Manuel "Suavecito" Roman (17-3-3,
6 KOs). Plus, Chinese heavyweight sensation Taishan (2-0, 2 KOs)
spoke about his upcoming opening telecast bout on FOX Sports 1 and
FOX Deportes, a four-round fight against Roy McCary (3-2, 3
KOs). Also, newcomer Nick Arce (1-0, 1 KO) and the undefeated Oscar
"Jaguar" Negrete (7-0, 3 KOs) discussed their upcoming fights, both
against opponents yet to be announced.
The statue to salute Julio Cesar Chavez- the greatest Mexican fighter in
history will be unveiled in Sinaloa on February 5th.
Julio Cesar Chavez was three time world champion in three different
divisions and he shattered lots of records.
Thousand of people will surely attend this event, paying respect to one of
the most brilliant boxers. Mario Lopez Valdez, Sinaloa Governor, and WBC
President Mauricio Sulaiman will also attend.
The monument is going to be placed at the local baseball park “Revolucion,
located between the boulevard Leyva Solano and the Alvaro Obregon Avenue
in the capital city of Sinaloa.
The beautiful piece was built by Ricardo Becerra Moreno. The idea came
from a group of Chavez friends led by Dr. Euclides Camacho. All of them
are part of the Civil Association “Cesar del Boxeo”
The dimensión of the statue is two and a half meters at the base and three
and a half meters tall.
Mexican warriors attending are: Julio César como Carlos Zárate, Erik
Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera, Humberto González, Ricardo López and Juan