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"BUTE VS. ALVAREZ" Press Conference Quotes
Live on PPV in North America this Friday night from Videotron Centre of Quebec City
The "BUTE VS ALVAREZ" press conference was held Tuesday in Quebec City for this Friday night's championship fight between undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver light heavyweight champion Eleider "Storm" Alvarez and former super middleweight world champion Lucian Bute (32-3-1, 25 KOs) at Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Canada.
"BUTE VS. ALVAREZ", promoted by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) and Gestev, is a presentation of Videotron and Mise-O-Jeu, integrated Sports Media will distribute "BUTE VS. ALVAREZ" live in the United States, starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, on cable, satellite and internet pay-per-view via iN Demand, Vubiquity, DIRECTV, DISH and the FITE app for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.
Floyd Mayweather Set to Celebrate 40th Birthday with Star-Studded Weekend
Events Take Place Thursday Through Sunday Including An Extravagant Official Red Carpet Birthday Gala
Twelve-time boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather, whose illustrious undefeated career spanned over three decades and five weight divisions, will celebrate his 40th birthday in style with several special events taking place this upcoming weekend in Southern California.
THE 12TH ROUND – NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE
By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President
This weekend has been very special for me and my wife, Christiane, as we visited our son, Jose, during parent’s weekend at Tabor Academy in Massachusetts. To sit in his algebra class and remember the good old days at school and to see how technology has also taken over education techniques was marveling. We are flying back with an aching heart but with a profound feeling of pride as our young man makes inroads in life.
Undefeated WBC (World Boxing Council) Silver light heavyweight champion Eleider "Storm" Alvarez is on a mission to showcase his talent throughout the boxing world, February 24 against former world super middleweight champion Lucian Bute, to completely justify his No. 1 contender position.
Integrated Sports Media will distribute in
the United States, starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, on cable, satellite
and internet pay-per-view via iN Demand, Vubiquity, DIRECTV, DISH and the
FITE app for a suggested retail price of only $29.95. In Canada,
available to watch, in English or French, on Canal Indigo, Shaw TV and
Bell TV; English-only on Rogers PPV, as well as in many of the top
Canadian sports bars. Outside of North America, "BUTE VS ALVAREZ" is
being distributed by leading boxing television rights distribution firm,
Protocol Sports Marketing Ltd.
CANELO ÁLVAREZ AND JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ, JR. TO EMBARK ON FOUR STOP INTERNATIONAL PRESS TOUR BEGINNING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20
Live Streams & Embeds For Each Press Conference
CANELO VS. CHÁVEZ, JR. TAKES PLACE SATURDAY, MAY 6 AT T-MOBILE ARENA PRESENTED LIVE BY HBO PAY-PER-VIEW®
All Events Are Open To The Public!
Two-division world champion Canelo Álvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) and former WBC World Middleweight Champion Julio César Chávez, Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) will embark on a four city international press tour beginning Monday, February 20 to engage with fans and the media ahead of their Cinco de Mayo weekend showdown set for Saturday, May 6 at T-Mobile Arena. Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Canelo and Chavez, Jr. will kick-off the four city, international press tour in Mexico City onFeb. 20 that will travel to New York on Feb. 21, Houston on Feb. 23, and end with a press event and fan fiesta blowout in Los Angeles on Feb. 24.
Wladimir Klitschko keeping his prediction close to his chest as he writes Anthony Joshua prediction in sealed envelope to be opened after Wembley bout
Wladimir Klitschko knows exactly what will happen when he meets Anthony Joshua in front of 90,000 people at Wembley Stadium. He is just not telling anyone. The huge iconic figure who reigned over world heavyweight boxing for a decade is putting his prediction in a sealed envelope marked: 'Not to be opened before end of fight on April 29.
No clue in that message as to what Klitschko perceives the outcome will be when he fights Joshua, the young giant who has ascended already to one of his thrones, for two of the world titles he lost to Tyson Fury. Let him explain: 'I could promise you anything I like. Promise to do whatever everybody wants to hear. But it doesn't mean anything. Not at the moment.
'I have a clear vision of how the fight will go. But only the facts will tell on April 29. Then everyone will see the truth for themselves. 'So I am writing my prediction and sealing it an envelope to be opened after the fight.
Klitschko, who will turn 41 before Wembley, is happy to discuss the age gap between himself and 27-year-old Joshua. So which is the greater advantage? The wisdom of experience or the power of youth? 'Anthony and I have many comparisons,' he says. 'But that is the one big difference between us. We both won Olympic gold medals and have gone on to become world heavyweight champions. We are both strong and intelligent. We both knock men out. We are both courteous and respectful. 'But where he has age on his side, I have the experience. 'Which is the greater? I can say age is only a number because I am not ready to sit on the sofa, drink beer and watch television. In fact I never will be.
Lee Selby to face Andoni Gago on undercard
of Haye vs Bellew
Lee Selby will return to action in a non-title bout on the undercard to David Haye vs Tony Bellew as he bids to recover from his Las Vegas heartbreak. Welshman Selby (23-1) will face Spain's Andoni Gago (16-2-2) in a 10-round contest on March 4, live on Sky Sports Box Office. The IBF featherweight champion was due to make his Las Vegas debut on the same bill as Carl Frampton vs Leo Santa Cruz II last month, but scheduled opponent Jonathan Barros withdrew at the 11th hour for medical reasons.
Selby was left without an opponent but will now return at The O2 Arena while the IBF decide the mandatory challenger to his world title. He has been out of action since a unanimous decision victory over Eric Hunter at the same venue last April. Upcoming opponent Gago boxed earlier in February, beating Lorenzo Parra in Bilbao via unanimous decision.
Weights from Houston,
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Miguel Flores 128 - Dat Nguyen 129.25
Darwin Price 140.25 - Hylon Williams 140.75
Brandon Figueroa 123 - Raul Chirino 128
Medzhid Bektemirov 180 - Istvan Zeller 173.75
Junior Castillo 159 - Juan Carlos Rojas 163
Eduardo Garcia 144 - Rafael Munoz 145
Promoter: King's Promotions & Savarese Promotions
Venue: Silver Street Studios
1st Fght: 7:30 PM ET / 6:30 PM CT
TV: FS1 and Fox Deportes 10 PM ET / 9 Pm CT
Saturday at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados went toe to toe for 10 rounds with Broner narrrowly coming out on top with a split decision win. Final scores were 97-93 Granados, 97-93 and 96-94 Broner. Broner said afterwards that he hurt his left hand in the second round and that was why he could not use his jab to which Granados said,"Let's do it again but this time in MY hometown of Chicago"
It's official: Montreal's Artur Beterbiev (IBF #2 - 11-0-0, 11 KOs) will be in the most important fight of his career, against Cuban-born Sullivan Barrera (IBF #7 - 18-1-0, 13 KOs), for the mandatory challenger position for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) light heayvweight world title, held by American Andre Ward (31-0-0, 15 KOs). The Beterbiev vs. Barrera clash will take place April 21 in Miami, Florida.
BUTE VS ALVAREZ
Lucian Bute vs. Eleider Alvarez Live on PPV in North America Feb. 24 at Videotron Centre of Quebec City
Undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver light heavyweight champion Eleider "Storm" Alvarez is on a mission to showcase his talent throughout the boxing world, February 24 against former world super middleweight champion Lucian Bute, to completely justify his No. 1 contender position.
The 32-year-old Alvarez (21-0, 10 KOs) will defend his WBC Silver title belt against Bute (32-3-1, 25 KOs) in the 12-rounder headlining "BUTE VS. ALVAREZ", promoted by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) and Gestev, a presentation of Videotron and Mise-O-Jeu, at Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Canada.
THOMAS HEARNS HEADLINES
STAR-LADEN CLASS OF INDUCTEES
INTO NEVADA BOXING HALL OF FAME
Spinks brothers, Michael Carbajal, Erik Morales
and Salvador Sanchez are also among the greats
to be honored Saturday, August 12, at Caesars Palace.
Tickets Go On Sale
Tomorrow! Thursday, February 16 at Noon PT
by Mary Ann Owen