Gamalier Rodríguez vence a Cardona

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Por Carlos Narváez Rosario –

ORLANDO — A Vasyl Lomachenko, campeón peso Pluma ucraniano, se le sumó el sábado un nuevo retador a su lista.

El puertorriqueño Gamalier Rodríguez, tercer clasificado de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) y actual campeón de la NABO, superó al mexicano Martin ‘Marciano’ Cardona por nocaut técnico en el segundo asalto para así colocarse más cerca de esa oportunidad mundialista.

Rodríguez y Cardona se enfrentaron en la coestelar del cartel presentado en el Bahia Shrine Temple de Orlando, estelarizado por el combate entre el prospecto Félix ‘El Diamante’ Verdejo y Sergio Villanueva, ante poco más de dos mil fanáticos.

El boricua no perdió tiempo en el combate y marcó a su rival con el ‘jab’ en el primer asalto y luego lanzó un corto gancho de derecha que rápidamente derribó a Cardona obligando la primera cuenta del referi.

En el segundo asalto, Rodríguez abrió con más fuerza y acertó otros dos volados de derecha a la cabeza del mexicano; el referi a cargo del pleito puso fin a las hostilidades.

“Puerto Rico puede contar con un futuro campeón mundial”, dijo un satisfecho Rodríguez luego de la victoria.

“Mi esquina me dijo que siguiera usando el ‘jab’ y que mantuviera la distancia y así lo hice. Estamos listos para ir por un campeonato mundial”, aseguró el ganador.

El púgil venía de vencer por decisión unánime a Orlando ‘El Fenómeno’ Cruz en abril en la misma arena.

“En el mismo primer asalto me percaté de que ya (Cardona) estaba lastimado y fuimos a hacer el trabajo”, apuntó.

Rodríguez mejoró a 25-2-3 y 17 nocauts. Para Cardona fue apenas su tercera derrota profesional y dejó su foja en 17-3 y 12 anestesiados.

El boricua será ascendido pronto en el escalafón de las 126 libras. Lomachenko defenderá el 22 de noviembre en Macau, China, su cinturón ante el tailandés Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo.

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Rodriguez, Lopez, Vargas, Novikov Win in Caguas

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By Cliff Rold

27-year old Featherweight Gamalier Rodriguez (23-2-3, 16 KO) of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, inched closer to a title shot on Saturday night at the Coliseo Roger L. Mendoza in Caguas, Puerto Rico, scoring a bloody eighth round stoppage of game 32-year old Aldimar Dos Santos (19-6, 10 KO) of Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Dos Santos was stopped for blood from the ear and drops his fourth fight in six starts.  Rodriguez extends a 16-fight unbeaten streak dating to 2009.

Both men weighed in at 125 ¼, just a shade below the division limit of 126 lbs.  The referee was Roberto Ramirez.

It was a solid, competitive fight from the start with both men working smart off the jab.  Rodriguez was generally the aggressor, keeping Dos Santos on the back foot.  The bleeding started for Dos Santos in round six.  A clash of heads near the end of the round opened a nasty cut over his left eye and the ringside doctor gave it a long look.

The fight continued with Rodriguez maintaining control.  In the eighth, a right hand may have burst the eardrum of Dos Santos, a crimson blot immediately visible.  The doctor took a look and the fight was halted at 1:29 of round eight.

Rodriguez came into the bout rated #6 by the WBO.  The current WBO Featherweight titlist is Orlando Salido.

In the televised opener, 26-year old Dominican Flyweight Erickson Martell (12-4-1, 8 KO), 112 ¼, won his third straight after a second round loss to Jonathan Gonzalez in 2012, widely outboxing the awkward and inefficient 24-year old Juan Herrera (9-7, 4 KO), 112 ½, of Naguabo, Puerto Rico to end a modest two-fight win streak for Herrera.  There were no knockdowns in the six-round affair but Martell did more than enough to earn scores of 58-56 and 59-55 twice.  The referee was Luis Pabon.

The card was broadcast on UniMas as part of its “Solo Boxeo” series, promoted by Top Rank.

Super bantamweight prospect Jose Lopez (12-0, 10KOs) scored a third round knockout over Luis Ortiz (3-16).

Puerto Rican Olympian Francisco Vargas (1-0, 1KO) made his debut with a first round stoppage of junior middleweight Luis Gonzalez (0-1).

Super bantamweights Josue Declet (2-0-1) and Jaxel Marrero (1-1-1) went to a four round split draw. The scores were 39-37, 39-37 and 38-38.

Junior welterweight contender Anton Novikov (28-0, 10 KOs) of Russia won a ten round unanimous decision over Manuel Perez (20-9-1, 4 KOs). The scores were 96-94, 98-92 and 99-91.

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Gamalier Rodriguez ready for Dos Santos

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Photos: Cotto Promotions

In addition to the main event starring Gamalier Rodriguez who will defend his NABO featherweight championship for the World Boxing Organization against Aldimar Dos Santos (19-5, 10 KOs) in a 10 round fight; theres a 6 round battle in the flyweight division between Juan ‘Cowi’ Herrera (9-6, 4 KOs) and Erickson Martell (11-4-1 8 KOs) in another great show presented by Top Rank in association with Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment this Saturday, December 14th from the Roger L. Mendoza Coliseum in Caguas which could be seen live on Unimas as part of the successful series “Solo Boxeo Tecate.”

“I am ready for Martell I know him very well, everybody knows the way I fight and I am willing to have a great win,” Juan Herrera said. Erickson Martell confessed that he is in excellent condition and ready for a great fight. “I trained really hard for this fight, I know Juan Herrera very well. But he hasn’t felt my power.”

Also in action undefeated rising star in the super bantamweight division, Jose ‘Wonder Boy’ Lopez (10-0, 8 KOs) will clash against Luis Ortiz and also undefeated Anton Novikov (27-0, 10 KOs) will meet with Manuel Perez (20-9-1, 4 KOs) in a 10 round fight. Former member of the Puerto Rican National Olympic team who participated in the Olympic games in London 2012 together with friend and rising star Felix Verdejo; Francisco Vargas is ready to make his profesional debut when he takes on Luis Gonzalez in the welterweight division. “I feel ready for this step, I have trained really hard. I know what it takes and I am willing to becomer a world champion in the near future” Vargas said. Also undefeated prospect Christopher Diaz (1-0,1KO) will exchange punches with Jonathan Feliciano, Antonio Ortíz (2-0, 2 KOs) faces Samuel Ocasio in a 4 round fight in the junior welter division.

Promoter and four time world champion in three divisions Miguel Cotto reaffirmed its commitment to the Puerto Rican boxing “Here we are to continue developing the sport of boxing in Puerto Rico and will continue to work hard for our young fighters”. Promoter and businessman Héctor Soto said “Our company made about 16 events in 2013 all our fighters were active in different TV platforms. Theres is a new generation of boxers growing up which we will work together with their trainers to continue developing the best talents in Puerto Rico”.

Puerto Rico vs. Mexico rivalry renewed Saturday

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The only televised boxing event scheduled for this Saturday will be a classic Puerto Rico vs. Mexico showdown when Gamalier Rodriguez defends his NABO featherweight championship against Jorge Pazos in the scheduled 10-round main event Saturday evening in the Events Center of the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Rodriguez-Pazos contest will be seen on Solo Boxeo Tecate, aired on UniMas. Rodriguez, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, will be making the first defense of the title he won May 18 when he knocked out Alicio Castaneda, of Galveston, TX, in three rounds in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.

Also on the card is hot prospect and Puerto Rican Olympian Felix Verdejo (6-0, 5 KOs), who seeks to maintain his undefeated record in a six-round super featherweight bout against Guillermo Delgadillo (4-4-1, 0 KOs). Wilfredo Gomez, one of the greatest of all Puerto Rican boxers, will be ringside Saturday evening cheering for fellow-countrymen Rodriguez and Verdejo.

A pro since 2006, the 26-year-old Rodriguez has a record of 21-2-3, 15 KO’s. He has not lost a fight in four years, going 13-0-1, 11 K0s, in that streak. Rodriguez has boxed once in Nevada, twice in California, 10 times in the Dominican Republic and 13 times in Puerto Rico. The Aug. 10 fight will mark his East Coast debut.

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Pazos, 24, of Guamuchil, Sinaloa, Mexico, is coming off a 12-round points loss last Oct. 19 to Orlando Cruz, of San Juan, Puerto Rico, in Kissimmee, FL, for the WBO Latino featherweight championship. A pro since 2000, Pazos has a record of 19-5-1, 13 K0s.

The Puerto Rico vs. Mexico rivalry extends to the 10-round welterweight semifinal where Ronald Cruz, of Bethlehem tries to get back on the winning track against Rodolfo Armenta, of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.

Cruz, 26, has dropped back-to-back 10-round decisions to Antwone Smith, of Miami, FL, and Ray Narh, of Brooklyn, NY, after winning his first 17 fights as a pro with 12 knockouts. He hopes to end his drought against Armenta, 28, of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, who has made a career out of fighting top opposition, including seven men who were undefeated when he fought them.

Now living in Rio Rico, AZ, Armenta has compiled a 12-10-1 record with nine knockouts since turning pro in 2007.

“The Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem has been showcasing world-class talent since the Events Center opened last year,” said J Russell Peltz, who is co-promoting the Aug. 10 card with Top Rank and BAM Boxing. “Already we have had heavyweights Tomasz Adamek, Steve Cunningham and Bryant Jennings, light-heavyweight Sergey Kovalev and junior middleweight Gabriel Rosado. Now we are adding Rodriguez, Félix “El Diamante” Verdejo and unbeaten super middleweight prospect Jesse Hart. The fights have been competitive and have been seen on NBC Sports Network and NBC-TV. We are moving forward with Solo Boxeo Tecate on UniMas. Bethlehem is a hotbed for Hispanic fight fans and August 10 should be another exciting night of boxing.”

http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/puerto-rico-vs-mexico-rivalry-renewed-saturday-217060

FORMER SERVANIA FOE, JORGE PAZOS FIGHTS FOR NABO FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE

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By:  Mike Angel Lopez –

The tough kid from Guamuchil Sinaloa Mexico, Jorge ‘EL FEROZ” Pazos (20-5-13KO) will challenge the reigning WBO NABO Featherweight champion from Puerto Rico, Gamalier Rodriquez (21-2-15KO) this coming August 10 in the beautiful Sands Resort Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in a classic MEXICO vs. PUERTO RICO matchup under TOP RANK and BAM Promotions, with its famous UniMas’s SOLO BOXEO TECATE which will be televised all over the world.

This will be the third crack for a regional title as Pazos lost in a 12 round fight with Filipino Genesis Servania for the WBO ASIS-PACIFIC SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP in Cebu City Philippines on August 18, 2012 with scores of 117-108 on all three cards of the judges.

Pazos also had a crack against Orlando Cruz for the WBO Latino Featherweight Championship this past October 19, 2012 in Kissimmee Florida, but lost to a majority decision with scores of 117-111 and 118-110 twice.

Team Pazos are in deep training as this fight will measure the career of Pazos. Team Pazos includes Manger/Trainer and father in law Miguel Angel Salazar and cutman Michael Angel Lopez as they will head into Pennsylvania on August 7.

Pazos was quoted as saying, “We will come into Pennsylvania and take the championship belt back to Mexico and make the Mexican people rejoice as we will come as winners over our rivals in boxing from Puerto Rico.”

http://philboxing.com/news/story-85468.html

Gamalier Rodriguez vs. Jorge Pazos for NABO Featherweight Title Aug. 10 in Bethlehem, PA

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By Peltz Boxing –

Bethlehem, PA—It will be a classic Puerto Rico vs. Mexico showdown when Gamalier Rodriguez defends his NABO featherweight championship against Jorge Pazos in the scheduled 10-round main event Saturday evening, Aug. 10, in the Events Center of the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem.

The Rodriguez-Pazos contest will be on Solo Boxeo Tecate, aired on UniMas. It headlines a seven-bout card. First live fight at 7 pm.

Rodriguez, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, will be making the first defense of the title he won May 18 when he knocked out Alicio Castaneda, of Galveston, TX, in three rounds in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.
A pro since 2006, the 26-year-old Rodriguez has a record of 21-2-3, 15 K0s. He has not lost a fight in four years, going 13-0-1, 11 K0s, in that streak.

Rodriguez (right) has boxed once in Nevada, twice in California, 10 times in the Dominican Republic and 13 times in Puerto Rico. The Aug. 10 fight will mark his East Coast debut.

Pazos, 24, of Guamuchil, Sinaloa, Mexico, is coming off a 12-round points loss last Oct. 19 to Orlando Cruz, of San Juan, Puerto Rico, in Kissimmee, FL, for the WBO Latino featherweight championship.
A pro since 2000, Pazos has a record of 19-5-1, 13 K0s.

The Puerto Rico vs. Mexico rivalry extends to the 10-round welterweight semifinal where Ronald Cruz, of Bethlehem tries to get back on the winning track against Rodolfo Armenta, of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.

Cruz, 26, has dropped back-to-back 10-round decisions to Antwone Smith, of Miami, FL, and Ray Narh, of Brooklyn, NY, after winning his first 17 fights as a pro with 12 knockouts.

He hopes to end his drought against Armenta, 28, of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, who has made a career out of fighting top opposition, including seven men who were undefeated when he fought them.
Now living in Rio Rico, AZ, Armenta has compiled a 12-10-1 record with nine knockouts since turning pro in 2007.
“The Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem has been showcasing world-class talent since the Events Center opened last year,” said J Russell Peltz, who is co-promoting the Aug. 10 card with Top Rank and BAM Boxing.

“Already we have had heavyweights Tomasz Adamek, Steve Cunningham and Bryant Jennings, light-heavyweight Sergey Kovalev and junior middleweight Gabriel Rosado. Now we are adding Rodriguez, Verdejo and possibly unbeaten super middleweight prospect Jesse Hart. The fights have been competitive and have been seen on NBC Sports Network and NBC-TV. We are moving forward with Solo Boxeo Tecate on UniMas. Bethlehem is a hotbed for Hispanic fight fans and August 10 should be another exciting night of boxing.”

ABOUT AUGUST 10

The Rodriguez-Pazos fight headlines a seven-bout card at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. Doors open at 6.30pm; first fight 7p.m. Tickets priced at $50 and $75 and $130 (luxury suites) can be purchased through the offices of Peltz Boxing (215-765-0922) and at all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000). Tickets also are on sale at www.peltzboxing.com, www.SandsEventCenter.com, and www.Ticketmaster.com. In Bethlehem, tickets are available at Deja Brew, Inc., 101 West 4th Street (610-865-2739) and at Pronto Insurance Notary, 232 East 3rd Street (610-419-6790). The Rodriguez-Pazos fight will be on Solo Boxeo Tecate, aired on UniMas, on a one-hour delay in the East, beginning at 10pm. The card is being promoted by Top Rank and Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc., in association with BAM Boxing and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem.

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