CON REGALOS Y ALEGRIA, LA OMB LLEVA SU EXITOSO PROGRAMA MUNDIAL “WBO KIDS DRUG FREE” A CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO

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CAGUAS, PR- Solidificando su compromiso con la juventud, la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) y su presidente, Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcárcel, junto a ex campeones mundiales, contendores y prospectos del boxeo puertorriqueño llevaron su exitoso programa mundial “WBO Kids Drug Free”, obsequiando juguetes, bicicletas y equipo deportivo a los niños y jóvenes del Gimnasio José ‘Cheo’ Aponte de Caguas, Puerto Rico.

El presidente de la OMB, Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcárcel, junto al veterano entrenador y manejador Orlando Piñeiro amenizaron el evento para los presentes.

“Este es un gimnasio de mucha tradición y donde se está trabajando con mucho compromiso para mantener ocupados y enfocados a nuestros niños. Necesitamos personas que pongan sus habilidades al favor de nuestra juventud para motivarlos a seguir estudiando y practicando deporte. Pueden contar siempre con el apoyo de la OMB y nuestro programa ‘WBO Kids Drug Free’ para ayudar a cumplir esa misión”, manifestó el presidente de la OMB, Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcárcel.

 Los niños y jóvenes recibieron regalos y compartieron con el ex doble campeón mundial Juan Manuel ‘Juanma’ López, los contendores Jonathan ‘Spartacus’ Oquendo, Víctor ‘La Mole’ Bisbal y Jesús Rojas, y los prospectos John Karl Sosa y Jonathan ‘Bomba’ González.

“Apoyar a la juventud que viene subiendo y todavía mejor a los del gimnasio donde me desarrollé, es muy importante para mí. Esa será mi nueva faceta, ayudar a los que vienen subiendo y poder aportar con mi experiencia. La OMB siempre estuvo ahí para mí y yo siempre estaré ahí para ellos”, dijo el ex monarca de la OMB en las 122 y 126 libras, Juan Manuel López.

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Mientras tanto, el  prospecto de las 108 libras, Jonathan ‘Bomba’ González dijo, “Agradecido con la OMB por la gran aportación que hacen con su programa ‘WBO Kids Drug Free’. Es una bendición poder servir de ejemplo a los niños y llevarles el mensaje para que sigan en la escuela y en el gimnasio practicando lo que nos apasiona”.

Además de Valcárcel y los boxeadores, dijeron presente en la actividad, los entrenadores Alex Caraballo, José García, el juez César Ramos, los miembros de la OMB, el Tesorero Adolfo Flores Monge, el Director de Oficiales de la OMB Genaro ‘Gino’ Rodríguez y el árbitro José H. Rivera.

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Gonzalez-Segura Press Conference

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Unbeaten Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez and former two time champion Giovani Segura will face finally this Saturday at the International Ballroom of El San Juan Resort and Casino in Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with Top Rank to be broadcast by DIRECTV Pay Per View in Puerto Rico.

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“This Saturday we will have another great fight between Puerto Rico and Mexico when Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez faces a good former champion Giovani Segura headlining a show that will feature seven fights with former Olympic Gold Medalist Felix Diaz, from Dominican Republic, former contender Jonathan Oquendo and “50 Cent” fighter Emanuel “Pirata” de Jesus,” PRBBP President Ivan Rivera said.

The Puerto Rican Bomba Gonzalez (13-0, 11 KOs), who is ranked #7 by the WBO in the flyweights and is the WBO Youth flyweight champion, will fight for the WBO Latino flyweight title against Segura (29-3-1, 25 KOs) in a bout scheduled to 10 rounds. In his last fight, Gonzalez beat Mexican Francisco “Marro” Perez by unanimous decision in Mexico. Gonzalez was a gold medalist at the Amateur World Youth Championships in 2008 and at the Central American and Caribbean Games in 2010.

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“I am ready for this fight. I have enough experience as amateur and in my years as professional, fighting in a lot of international events,” said Gonzalez. “I’m in good shape, my tranining camp has been very good and I know that I’m going to win this fight.”

While Segura, who reigned in the junior flyweight division by the World Boxing Association (WBA) and the WBO after his unification bout against Ivan Calderon, come off a lost versus former champion Edgar Sosa on May 18 in Mexico.

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“I know my experience is going to bring me the victory in this fight. He is a young and good fighter, but this Saturday I’ll show him what is a great champion,” said Segura.

Segura, who beat two times former world champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon, come off a lost by unanimous decision on May 18 against former titlist Edgar Sosa in Mexico.

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Also on Saturday, Dominican Felix Diaz (13-0, 7 KOs), a Gold medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing China, will fight a 10 round bout at the welterweight division against Mexican Edgar Llanes.

Meanwhile, former superbantamweight contender Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (22-3, 15 KOs) will return to the ring in an eight round and featherweight division bout against Miguel Tamayo (14-6-2, 12 KOs).

In four round fights, prospect Emanuel “Pirata” de Jesus (5-0, 4 KOs) will face Orlando Falcon (2-3, 1 KOs) in the welterweight division; Jesus Soler (4-0, 2 KOs) will fight against Gustavo Ortiz (0-1-1) in the junior flyweights; Victor “Picu” Perez (1-1, 1 KOs) will face Bryan Montalvo (0-3) in the lighweight division, and Josue Declet (1-0) will fight Harold Torres (0-1) in the featherweights.

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Segura en Puerto Rico para González

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Por Aleudi Rosario Cotto, PR Best Boxing Promotions-

El ex campeón mundial junior mosca Giovani Segura, de México, arribó esta noche a Puerto Rico, donde este sábado, 17 de agosto, se medirá al invicto Jonathan “Bomba” González en la cartelera “Noche de Campeones DIRECTV”, que se llevará a cabo en el International Ballroom de El San Juan Resort and Casino de Isla Verde, Carolina en una presentación de PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) en asociación con Top Rank, que se transmitirá a través de DIRECTV Pay Per View en Puerto Rico.

 

Segura (29-3-1, 25 KOs), quien reinó en las 108 libras por la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo (AMB) y la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), llegó acompañado de su equipo de trabajo. Ante Bomba González (13-0, 11 KOs), Segura combatirá por el cetro Latino peso mosca de la OMB a 10 asaltos.

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Mañana, lunes, Segura realizará un entrenamiento para los medios en el Gimnasio Félix Pagán Pintor del Barrio Amelia en Guaynabo, donde Iván “Iron Boy” Calderón es el administrador y entrenador. Segura derrotó en dos ocasiones a Calderón, un ex monarca de la OMB en las 105 y 108 libras.

 

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El cartel sabatino contará con otros siete combates que incluyen la participación del dominicano Félix Díaz (13-0, 7 KOs), que ganó medalla de oro en los Juegos Olímpicos de Pekín, China en 2008, y quien se medirá a rival por determinarse a 10 asaltos y en el peso welter.

También, el cubano Yudel Johnson (14-1, 9 KOs), medallista de plata en los Juegos Olímpicos de 2004 en Atenas, Grecia, que peleará a 10 rounds en el peso junior mediano ante un rival por anunciarse. Además Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (22-3, 15 KOs) regresará al cuadrilátero tras 10 meses inactivo enfrentándose a Brian Ramírez (10-4, 5 KOs) a 10 asaltos y en las 126 libras.

 

También estará en acción el vegabajeño Osenohad Vázquez (6-1-1, 2 KOs) en un interesante choque ante el veterano Joelo Torres (12-1, 8 KOs), así como los invictos Emanuel “Pirata” de Jesús (5-0, 4 KOs) y Jesús Soler (4-0, 2 KOs), entre otros boxeadores.

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Photos: Ivan Calderon Helping Gonzalez For Segura

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GUAYNABO, PUERTO RICO- Former two time world champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon trained today with unbeaten Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez and advised him for his upcoming match against former world champion Giovani Segura to be held on August 17 at the  International Ballroom of El San Juan Resort and Casino in Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with Top Rank to be broadcast on DIRECTV.

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Bomba Gonzalez (13-0, 11 KOs), who is going to face Segura (29-3-1, 25 KOs) for the WBO Latino flyweight title in a bout scheduled to 10 rounds, worked this afternoon at the Felix Pagan Pintor Gym in Guaynabo, where Calderon is actually the Administrator and Trainer.

“I have been talking with Ivan (Calderon) a lot because he jogged on the same track where I worked. He has said me how to fight against Segura and who is the best to says that to me that Ivan Calderon, who faced Segura two times”, Gonzalez said about Calderon, who retired in 2012 with world championships in 105 and 108 pounds and a record of 35-3-1, 6 KOs. “Ivan has advised me to keep ready for the pressure Segura put in his fights, his punches to the stomach area and his long right hand”.

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Gonzalez and Calderon were shadowing long time while Calderon tought and advised Gonzalez in simulation of the Seguras’s style in the ring. Then, the fighters sparred two rounds with Calderon pressuring Gonzalez and fighting like Segura, and the younger boxer working in counterpunch.bomba-gonzalez-calderon (2)“I told him (Gonzalez) that he has to be in movement always because Segura likes to put pressure. Bomba is in good shape and good condition as I can see during training. That is very important because Segura is a tough fighter”, said Calderon.

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Also in the show Dominican Felix Diaz (13-0, 7 KOs), a Gold medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing China, will fight a rival to be announced in a 10 round fight at the welterweight division. Cuban Yudel Johnson (14-1, 9 KOs), a Silver medalist at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, will face a foe to be named in the junior middleweights scheduled to 10 rounds. And former superbantamweight contender Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (22-3, 15 KOs) will return to the ring in an eight round and featherweight division bout against Brian Ramirez (10-4, 5 KOs).

Four more fights will complete the show

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Bomba Gonzalez vows to avenge Calderon’s two losses to Segura

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Flyweight contender Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez is focused in his rival for August 17, the former world champion Giovani Segura and to avenging his two wins over Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon. The undefeated fighter will fight against Segura for the WBO Latino flyweight title at the International Ballroom of El San Juan Resort and Casino in Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with Top Rank to be broadcast on DIRECTV in Puerto Rico.

“Segura caused a big hurt in Puerto Rico when he beat two times our champion Ivan Calderon and I want to heal those hurts, no matter if is a KO or a decision win, I am going to win and after this bout become a world champion”, said Gonzalez.

Bomba Gonzalez (13-0, 11 KOs), who is ranked #6 by the WBO in the flyweights and, weighed today 125 pounds of a 128.8 maximum stated by the Puerto Rico Boxing Comision in their 30 day pre weigh in.

“I feel good because I’m five pounds lighter than the pre weigh in on January for my fight against Omar Salado. That is the result of the hard work we’ve made with my new conditioning trainer Pensa Garcia (Cruz Manuel Garcia is the former Felix “Tito” Trinidad trainer). I thought that I was to weigh 126 or 127 pounds but I made 125″, added Gonzalez “Actually we are working hard in the track with the races”.

The 22 year old boxer, who is the WBO Youth flyweight champion, said that he will put pressure over Segura (29-3-1, 25 KOs), a former WBA and WBO junior flyweight champion, ranked #13 by the WBO in the 112 pounds division.

“Segura is a tough fighter, but we have our plans to face him. The people said that if I’m going to be ready for the pressure Segura will put, but I ask Segura if he is going to be ready for my pressure”, said Gonzalez.

The fight Gonzalez-Segura is for the WBO Latino flyweight title, scheduled to 10 rounds.

In his last fight, Gonzalez, a gold medalist at the Amateur World Youth Championships in 2008 and at the Central American and Caribbean Games in 2010, beat Mexican Francisco “Marro” Perez by unanimous decision in Mexico. While Segura come off a lost versus former champion Edgar Sosa on May 18 in Mexico.

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MIKEY GARCIA GETS HIS WBO FEATHERWEIGHT BELT

 

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SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- With the presence of some Puerto Rican world champions and former world champions, Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia, received today the World Boxing Organization (WBO) belt he won with his win over Orlando “Siri” Salido on January 19 in New York.

 

WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez, and former world champions Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez, Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. among others were at the Restaurante El Zipperle, with WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, to give Garcia the 126 pounds belt.

“We gave the belt to Garcia, one of the best young champions and an example to the youth. We are proud to have Mikey Garcia as our champion. This (Garcia) is the man who beat the man, he (Garcia) beat Orlando Salido, who beat Juanma Lopez, who beat Daniel Ponce de Leon and Steven Luevano”.

Garcia (31-0, 26 KOs), who was together with his father and trainer Eduardo Garcia, said that he feel so good to be in Puerto Rico again. Garcia fought in the island last year when he knocked out Bernabe Concepcion.

“I’m very happy to be in Puerto Rico, a great place and I feel so grateful for this event. Garcia said. “This (the WBO) is a great entity, one of the best now and I’m very proud to be a world champion and to receive my belt today in Puerto Rico with all these people here”.

Carl Moretti, Top Rank Vice-President, who was in the activity representing this company, said that “Garcia is one of the best young fighter and we expect great things in the future”.

Besides Juanma Lopez, Iron Boy Calderon and Vazquez Jr., there were former world champion as Alex “El Nene” Sanchez and Rafael del Valle, world contenders Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez, Jorge “Destroyer” Melendez, Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez, McWilliams Arroyo, McJoe Arroyo, Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez, Victor Bisbal, and prospects Felix “Diamante” Verdejo, Josean Serra, Emmanuel de Jesus y Jose Torres. Also trainers Felix Pagan Pintor, Orlando Piñero, Margaro Cruz, Alan Sola, Ricky Marquez, Andres Ortiz and Anthony Otero.

Referees Luis Pabon, Roberto Ramirez Jr., Melba Santos, Jose H. Rivera and Genaro “Gino” Rodriguez, and judges Cesar Ramos, Luis Ruiz, Nelson Vazquez, Jose Roberto Torres, Carlos Colon y Luis Gomez attended the event.

From the WBO there were former president and Championship Committee president Luis Batista Salas, Treasurer Adolflo Flores Monge, Administrative Advisor Manuel Marrero Hueca, and Legal Advisor Andrés Salas Soler participated of the activity.

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