Gonzalez Vs. Yedra for WBO NABO Belt in Kissimmee

On Friday, July 20th, exactly one week after the culmination of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Telemundo Network will launch their successful boxing series, Boxeo Telemundo Ford Summer Series when flyweight Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (20-2-1, 12 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico currently ranked #9 WBO,#7 WBA,#15 IBF looks to solidify his standings in the flyweight division as he inches closer to a world title opportunity at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. But first he must defy the odds by defending his WBO NABO title and defeating a game world title challenger from Mexico City Julian “El Niño Artillero” Yedra (24-3, 13 KOs).

Yedra, an experienced warrior has earned his bones fighting abroad, in 2015 he traveled to Japan to challenge then WBO minimumweight world champion Kosei Tanaka, unfortunately losing a close decision at the hands of the hometown favorite. That defeat has not deterred the Aztec warrior from his dream of becoming world champion, on July 20 he looks to make his USA debut and continue climbing the world champion challenger dream ladder.

After the July 20th summer debut in Kissimmee, Florida, Boxeo Telemundo Ford will continue its series in Mexico City, July 27th and August 3rd, finalizing the series on August 10th from Tampa, Florida

Bomba Gonzalez vs Niño Artillero Yedra will air LIVE on Telemundo Network at 11:35pm, check local listings.

6 more bouts scheduled, Doors open at 7:00PM first bell 8:00PM.

Promotor: “Tuto” Zabala All Star Boxing INC

Tickets: Ohpark.com or at the Box Office/ ticketmaster.com

WBO NABO Champion Diego De La Hoya Open Workout

Diego De La Hoya (20-0, 9 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico hosted a media workout at Wild Card Boxing Club ahead of the June 8 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y.

De La Hoya will defend his NABF and NABO Super Bantamweight Titles against Jose “Sugar” Salgado (35-4-2, 28 KOs) of Cozumel, Mexico in the 10-round main event.

ESPN3 will steam the fights live beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
ESPN2 will air the fights at a delayed start time of 12:30 a.m. ET/9:30 p.m. PT.
ESPN Deportes will air the fights the following day at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Here is what Diego De La Hoya had to say at today’s media workout:

DIEGO DE LA HOYA, NABF and NABO Super Bantamweight Champion:

“This is going to be a tough fight. Salgado has the record of a knockout artist. But that doesn’t intimidate me. I’m going do a good job and show that I’m back. I’m going to show that I’m ready for a world title shot. He’s been saying a few things about me, but he just wants me to lose my focus. He can talk all he wants, but I’ll do my talking in the ring. All I have to say is that I’m going to give a great fight. Winning this fight, I want to face any champion who will give me the opportunity. But they just have to know what they will lose their title fighting me.”

De La Hoya vs. Salgado is a 10-round super bantamweight fight for the NABF and NABO Super Bantamweight Titles presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Don Chargin & Paco Presents. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The fights will take place on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. ESPN2 will air the fights at a delayed start time of 12:30 a.m. ET/9:30 p.m. PT. ESPN Deportes will air the fights the following day at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. ESPN3 will steam the fights live beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets for this matchup are on sale and are available from $34 and $85 for the first two rows ringside, $70 for remaining ringside seats and all others priced at $49, $45 and $39 plus any applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased at the Turning Stone Resort Box Office in person or by calling 315-361-7469 or online at Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com).

(Photo Credit: Luis Arevalo Jr./Westside Boxing)

Confident WBO World Champion Gilberto Ramirez Talks Future Opponents

World Boxing Organization [WBO] super middleweight champion Gilberto Ramírez’s (37-0, 25 KOs) next defence will be in Oklahoma on June 30 against the hard-hitting Roamer Alexis Angulo (23-0, 20 KOs) of Colombia. Angulo, trained by respected Cuban coach Pedro Díaz, is based out of Miami and, although he is not well known on the boxing landscape, enters the bout with a high knock out ratio.

Speaking from his training camp in Los Angeles, California, Ramírez told BoxingScene.com that he is preparing for the encounter as he would for any other.

“I know that he’s a strong fighter, a hard puncher, he has a good record and as always we are preparing 100% for this to come out with the win,” he assured.

“He’s coming to take my belt away from me so that’s why I train so hard. I have to train harder than my opponents.”

Last February, Gilberto retained his WBO title against the previously unbeaten Habib Ahmed in what was a convincing display culminating in a sixth-round stoppage by the referee after Ahmed’s corner threw in the towel.

“I was happy to win so dominantly, and I hope this next one will be no different. I want to win convincingly.”

‘Zurdo’, originally from Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico now trains in Los Angeles for his fights and finds the base there to be of great benefit.

“We come and go really,” he explained.

“We train in Los Angeles but of course my family is back in Mazatlán so we’ll go back there for a bit and then return to training camp after to prepare for fights. The sparring is much better in Los Angeles, I can concentrate better here, away from the distractions of home.”

The super middleweight division seems to be catching fire again lately, particularly with the likes of David Benavidez and Jose Uzcátegui making a name for themselves in the United States as well as the British contingent of 168lbs fighters. When asked about International Boxing Federation [IBF] champion James DeGale, Ramírez admitted that he sees some slippage in the Londoner.

“He seems to have dipped a little bit, he would be a good rival but I believe I have the skills to beat him and anyone else in my division. I want to show that I am the best at super middleweight. I saw his last fight, it was very close but I think he did deserve the win. I’d like to fight him, even go over to England if he wanted the fight. I’d love to fight in England and take his belt off him.

“I could also fight the winner of George Groves and Callum Smith from the tournament, but I think Callum Smith would be a more interesting fight. For me he’s the favourite to win the series and beat Groves. He’s tall like myself and he’s skilful so it would be a good fight against him too.”

The Mexican-based Venezuelan, José ‘Bolivita’ Uzcategui is another potential opponent for Ramirez. Indeed, he also trains at times in California, in the San Diego area.

“I have seen that Uzcátegui also trains in California, I have followed him a bit and I think soon he will be another opponent of mine. The division is good right now and there’s a lot of good fighters, I just want to show that I’m the best out of them and be a pound-for-pound fighter. I also know David Benavidez quite well, we’ve done some sparring together, we’ve been in the gym together and it would be a very competitive fight with him.”

Although we conducted the interview in Gilberto’s native Spanish, the 26-year-old has made huge strides in learning English and now regularly gives interviews on television in English, something he believes can help grow his fanbase.

“Speaking English opens you up to another type of market, I like communicating with people and they can appreciate and hear me with my own words. We’re in another country and English is the main language so why not speak it? It can only help you as a person too.”

By Ben Jacobs / Photo by Mikey Williams – Top Rank

WBO World Champion Jaime Munguia Looks Forward To Liam Smith Showdown

WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (29-0, 25 KOs) is looking forward to a mandatory showdown with former champion Liam Smith (26-1-1, 14 KOs) of the UK.

Munguia captured the title earlier this month, with a four round thrashing of Sadam Ali in Verona, New York. The young Mexican puncher sent Ali down four times before the contest was waved off.

Smith previously held the WBO title – until he lost the belt to Canelo Alvarez in September 2016. Since then, he’s won three fights including a final eliminator against Liam Williams.

According to Munguia, the fight is being targeted for two dates in the month of July.

“We are going to fight on July 21 or 28. I already started running this week, I have a good rhythm to fight and I do not want to waste it. I think that next week we will return to the gym in a stronger way, this week has been crazy,” Munguia told ESPN Deportes.

“Regarding Liam Smith, I feel he is a fighter who does not have a big name, but he is a very experienced fighter who fought with the best of the division, including Canelo Alvarez. But I think I have what it takes to beat him. I always put in a good preparation physical and mentally. I’m sure that it will be a great fight.”

Munguia is hoping to emulate the success of his two Mexican idols, Julio Cesar Chavez and Juan Manuel Marquez.

“Julio Cesar Chavez, I love his way of fighting, his aggressiveness, he did not stop throwing punches for the entire three minutes of each round, and for the entire twelve rounds of the fight. Marquez is also a good counter-puncher, and there are many more. But I want to continue my journey in my own way, so that someday the children are saying that they want to be like me,” Munguia said.

By Miguel Rivera / BoxingScene — Quotes by ESPNDeportes — Photo by Matt Heasley / Hogan Photos

NABO/NABF Champion Diego De La Hoya to Fight José Salgado in Main Event of June 8 Edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN

Diego De La Hoya (20-0, 9 KOs), the quick-handed super bantamweight contender of Mexicali, Mexico, will defend his NABF and NABO Super Bantamweight Titles against Jose “Sugar” Salgado (35-4-2, 28 KOs) of Cozumel, Mexico in the 10-round main event of the June 8 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. The event will take place during the International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, where legendary fighters such as “Dr. Ironfist” Vitali Klitschko, Erik “El Terrible” Morales, and Ronald “Winky” Wright will be inducted, along with important figures in the sport of boxing such as Peter Kohl, Steve Albert, Jim Gray and Lorraine Chargin.

ESPN2 will air the fights at a delayed start time of 12:30 a.m. ET/9:30 p.m. PT. ESPN Deportes will air the fights the following day at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. ESPN3 will steam the fights live beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

De La Hoya is an undefeated contender who has built a stellar resume since turning professional in 2013. The 23-year-old will return after his most significant victory yet when he defeated former IBF Bantamweight World Champion Randy “El Matador” Caballero on the HBO-televised undercard of Canelo vs. Golovkin in Sept. 2017. De La Hoya is eager to produce another exciting victory to demonstrate that he is ready for bigger and more lucrative fights.

“I’m delighted that Golden Boy Promotions and my manager Joel De La Hoya have given me the opportunity to return to the ring on June in Verona,” said Diego De La Hoya. “I’m enthusiastic because it will take place during Hall of Fame weekend where I hope to one day be inducted like my cousin and promoter Oscar De La Hoya. I promise an exciting fight and to walk away with my hand raised in victory because I’m ready for bigger things.”

Salgado is a former world title challenger who fought to a controversial technical draw against former WBC Super Flyweight Champion Carlos “Principe” Cuadras. The 28-year-old Mexican contender will move up to test the young fighter with an aggressive style that is backed by years of boxing experience.

“This is the most important fight of my career,” said Jose Salgado. “I’m preparing for this fight with the clear goal of fighting for a world title after. I totally respect my opponent because he’s a great fighter who is very skilled. However, I’ll do my best to win so I can fulfill my dream of becoming a world champion.”

De La Hoya vs. Salgado is a 10-round super bantamweight fight for the NABF and NABO Super Bantamweight Titles presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Don Chargin & Paco Presents.The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The fights will take place on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. ESPN2 will air the fights at a delayed start time of 12:30 a.m. ET/9:30 p.m. PT. ESPN Deportes will air the fights the following day at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. ESPN3 will steam the fights live beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend is packed with a series of events starting Thursday, June 7 until the induction ceremony on Sunday, June 10. The weekend kicks off on Thursday with the opening bell ringing and ringside lectures on the museum grounds. Friday, June 8 will feature another series of lectures preceding the celebrity fist casting, followed by the highly anticipated Fight Night, broadcasted live from Turning Stone. Saturday, June 9 will showcase a golf tournament, a 5K race, another series of lectures, a boxing autograph card show, a VIP “Gala” and the Banquet of Champions at 8:00p.m. The weekend will conclude on Sunday with the Parade of Champions and the Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 2:30p.m. Click here to see the full schedule.

Host of the June 8 event, Turning Stone Resort Casino is a Forbes Four-Star Award-winning destination resort, which continues to distinguish itself as a premier venue for fight-of-the-year level boxing. The May event will mark Turning Stone’s 26th nationally-televised boxing event, cementing the resort as a leading destination for nationally-televised combat sports. Turning Stone features world-class amenities including four hotels, more than 20 signature restaurants and dining options, two spas, an all-new 125,000 square foot Las Vegas style gaming floor, a cabaret-style Showroom, a 5,000-seat arena, five golf courses, several bars, cocktail lounges and nightlife venues with live entertainment every weekend.

Tickets for this matchup go on sale Tuesday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m. ET, and are available from $34 and $85 for the first two rows ringside, $70 for remaining ringside seats and all others priced at $49, $45 and $39 plus any applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased at the Turning Stone Resort Box Office in person or by calling 315-361-7469 or online at Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com).

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Update on WBO World Champion Oscar Valdez

Oscar Valdez’s victory over Scott Quigg on March 10th on a rainy night at the StubHub Center came at quite a cost.

Valdez – facing a Quigg who didn’t even try and make the featherweight limit and came in heavy and thus ineligible to win the WBO featherweight title – suffered a fractured jaw, which hospitalized him for a few days after the fight.

When asked how his fighter was doing, manager Frank Espinoza told BoxingScene.com – “Since his fight he’s been back to the doctor four times in two-and-a-half months. His progress has come along well. The wire that was in his jaw has been removed so he’s now able to eat solid food. We have periodic checks with the doctor. He’ll be back there in June for another check-up.”

It’s unclear if Valdez (the reigning WBO 126-pound titlist) will return to the ring in 2018.

“That’s solely up to the doctors discretion, it’s his call,” said Espinoza, who makes it clear that Valdez’s return to the ring will not be handled recklessly.

“Listen, he’s had 36 hard, tough rounds and now after suffering a serious injury to his jaw, I have a responsibility to my client to do what’s right for him and his long-term future. He’s the type of guy that will literally fight anybody – as he showed back in March – and there will be plenty of time to make the big fights in the featherweight division but for the time being we will take the appropriate fights to bring Oscar back.”

The 27-year old Valdez (24-0, 19 KO’s) won the WBO strap in the summer of 2016 by blasting out Matias Rueda in two rounds and has made three successful title defenses.

“Oscar will be back stronger and better than ever and he’ll be involved in some of the best fights in the division but again, there will be a process in getting there. That’s my job as a manager to do what’s in his best interest,” stated Espinoza.

Article by Steve Kim / News Editor for BoxingScene.com / Photo by Mikey Williams / Top Rank


Pedraza-Moran for WBO Latino belt on Crawford-Horn

Crawford vs. Horn and Pedraza vs. Antonio Moran to be aired on ESPN+ beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET

LAS VEGAS – Jose “Sniper” Pedraza is nearing a title shot. Pedraza will see action June 9 on the Terence Crawford vs. Jeff Horn world championship event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Pedraza (23-1, 12 KOs), from Cidra, Puerto Rico, will challenge Antonio Moran (22-2, 15 KOs) in a 10-rounder for the WBO Latino lightweight belt.

Tickets for Crawford vs. Horn, priced at $500, $300, $200, $100, and $50 (limited availability), are on sale now and can be purchased online through axs.com, charge by phone at 866-740-7711 or in person at any MGM Resorts box office.

Pedraza, a former super featherweight champion who made two successful title defenses, returned from a 14-month layoff on March 17 to score a shutout, eight-round decision over Jose Luis Rodriguez. Moran is riding a three-bout winning streak since a split decision defeat to Emanuel Lopez.

“I am excited because this will be my first fight in Las Vegas, which everyone knows is the fight capital of the world. I am determined to give a great performance,” Pedraza said. “I know Moran is a good fighter and coming to upset my plans, but I have worked very hard to make sure that does not happen. I expect to be victorious on June 9 and will continue to show I am a force at lightweight.”

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Gilberto Ramirez defends WBO belt versus Alexis Angulo live on BoxNation

Super middleweight world champion Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez will make the fourth defence of his WBO belt against the hard-hitting Roamer Alexis Angulo, live and exclusive on BoxNation.

Taking place at the home of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 30th, 26-year-old Ramirez will face his third unbeaten challenger in a row as he defends his crown against the formidable Colombian Angulo.

Ramirez (37-0, 25 KOs), from Mazatlán, Mexico, became the first Mexican-born super middleweight champion when he shut out three-time world champion Arthur Abraham in 2016.

He has since gone on to beat Ukrainian Max Bursak, before a nip-and-tuck battle against No. 1 contender Jesse ‘Hollywood’ Hart, ultimately prevailing by unanimous decision.

In his last bout in February of this year Ramirez scored the first stoppage of his championship reign with a sixth-round TKO over Habib Ahmed.

His next challenge now comes against Angulo (23-0, 20 KOs), who has won his last five bouts by knockout, most recently winning the WBO Latino belt with a first-round knockout over Evert Bravo.

Now, as part of BoxNation’s exclusive output deal with promoters Top Rank, the pair will do battle next month live and exclusive in the UK and Ireland on ‘The Channel of Champions’ BoxNation.

“I want to prove that I’m the best fighter in the division. I’m willing to leave everything in the ring to defend my title,” Ramirez said. “I want to dedicate this fight to all the Mexicans and all the Latinos who reside in Oklahoma, I would like many of them to be present in the arena. That would motivate me even more. I’ll be waiting for you guys on June 30.”

Oklahoma City’s Alex ‘El Cholo’ Saucedo will also be on the bill as he looks to continue his march to a 140-pound title shot against Lenny Zappavigna in a 10-round special attraction.

Saucedo, ranked No. 3 by the WBO at 140 pounds, last fought in March against Abner Lopez, knocking him out in the seventh round with a left hook to the body.

Against Zappavigna, Saucedo will be fighting in his home city of Oklahoma City for the first time since 2014.

“We are looking forward to a great event in Oklahoma City. Zurdo Ramirez is always in great fights, and Angulo will give him a real battle,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, founder and CEO of Top Rank. “It’s also with great pride that we were able to put in Oklahoma City native Alex Saucedo against a world class fighter like Lenny Zappavigna.”

Jim McMunn, BoxNation Managing Director, said: “Gilberto Ramirez is one of the very best super-middleweights in the world and looks to be getting better and better each time we see him. Against Roamer Alexis Angulo he faces a real test against an undefeated and ferocious puncher who has everything to gain on June 30th. It’s going to be a great card, with Alex Saucedo also set to feature against Lenny Zappavigna, all live and exclusive on BoxNation.”

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Con más de ocho semanas de intensa preparación el sólido prospecto tijuanense Jaime Munguía cerró ayer las sesiones de sparrings con la prueba de los 12 rounds para su combate del sábado 12 de mayo en Verona, Nueva York contra el campeón mundial Superwelter WBO Sadam Alí y afirma estar más que listo para dar coronarse campeón.

Munguía hizo una preparación de 4 semanas en su natal Tijuana y las últimas cuatro en Azusa, California con el entrenador Robert Alcazar.

Munguía (28-0-0, 24 Ko’s) y Ali (26-1-0, 14 Ko’s) chocarán en el combate estelar de la velada que Golden Boy Promotions, en asociación con Promociones Zanfer, montará en el Turning Stone Resort & Casino de Verona, Nueva York y transmitirá HBO al mundo y en México Azteca 7, La Casa del Boxeo transmitirá a todo el país. 

El nacido en Tijuana, de apenas 21 años de edad, reemplazará a Liam “Beefy” Smith, ya que estaba programado para combatir ante Ali pero debido a complicaciones de salud a tan sólo tres semanas de la pelea abandonó el combate. 

El poco tiempo con el que se le avisó a Munguía Escobedo de esta oportunidad titular no será un problema para él, pues tenía programado pelear en la cartelera #GGGMartirosyan. 

“Llegaré en perfectas condiciones ya que iba a pelear el sábado en la función de Golovkin y traigo una gran  preparación. Estoy muy contento y motivado por esta oportunidad y con muchas ganas de regalarle otro campeonato a México”, comentó Munguía, quien hizo   a tope los 12 rounds con tres sparrings distintos. 

Para esta pelea Munguía se hizo de los servicios del experimentado entrenador Robert Alcazar, quien ha estado en la esquina de grandes peleadores como lo son Oscar De La Hoya, Jessie Vargas, Edwin Valero, entre otros. 

“Me he acoplado muy bien con Robert, he aprendido bastante, a mí siempre me ha gustado trabajar fuerte y el me exige mucho, estoy muy a gusto, contento y satisfecho con la preparación con la que llegaremos mi entrenador y yo”, aseguró el de Tijuana y agregó que en los siguientes días continuará con sus corridas, ejercicios de soltura y aparatos.

¨Cerramos fuerte, explosivos y con una excelente condición física en los siguientes días continuar con mis rutinas de corrida y de gimnasio, sin sparrings, lo del peso estamos en tiempo y forma sin preocupación alguna¨ señaló el joven retador.

 Esta será la segunda presentación de Munguía en los Estados Unidos, el pasado mes de diciembre debutó en ese país cuando derrotó por nocaut técnico a Paul Valenzuela Jr. en Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ali intentará defender con éxito por primera ocasión su cinturón después de arrebatárselo al puertorriqueño Miguel Cotto tras vencerlo por decisión unánime, también en diciembre en Nueva York. 

De ganar Jaime Munguía sería de los pocos peleadores mexicanos  que se coronaron muy jóvenes,

En un dato del Sr. Eduardo Lamazon informa que  hay un un selecto grupo de boxeadores mexicanos que conquistaron títulos antes de los 21 años de edad entre quienes se encuentran Raúl ¨Ratón¨ Macías, Pipino Cuevas, Jorge ¨Travieso¨ Arce,  Diego ¨Pelucho¨ Morales, Manuel ¨Mantecas¨ Medina,  Francisco ¨Chihuas¨ Rodríguez y Saúl ¨Canelo¨ Álvarez.

Salvador Sánchez tenía 21 años  cuando conquistó el cetro mundial Pluma WBC al derrotar a Danny ¨Coloradito¨ López.

¨Será grandioso unirme a este grupo de grandes boxeadores mexicanos que lograron la gloria tan jóvenes, el sábado alcanzó mi sueño sin duda¨ aseguró el tijuanense

Jaime Munguía y su equipo de trabajo viajarán este martes a la sede del combate vía Los Angeles, California




*Todos los tiempos son del Este*


1:00 p.m.                    PESAJE OFICIAL DE ALI VS. MUNGUÍA 

                                    Lugar: The Oneida Room, Turning Stone Resort Casino

                                    12:45 p.m. – Se Abren Las Puertas

                                    1:00 p.m. – Inicia El Pesaje

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*Este es un evento en vivo, por favor llegar puntualmente*


5:30 p.m.                    SE ABREN LAS PUERTAS

Lugar: Turning Stone Event Center, Turning Stone Resort Casino

6:00 p.m.                    SE ABRE CUARTO DE PRENSA PARA OBTENER


Lugar: Tower Hotel Conference Center, Oak Room Turning Stone Resort Casino (R9 en mapa)


6:30 p.m.                    INICIA PRIMER COMBATE


9:00 p.m.                    CENTRO DE PRENSA CIERRA SUS PUERTAS

                                    Prensa debe obtener sus credenciales antes de las 9:00 p.m.




Pedraza-Morán por el título Latino de la OMB


El excampeón mundial peleará el 9 de junio en el MGM Grand de Las Vegas.

El excampeón mundial José “Sniper” Pedraza no tendrá que esperar mucho tiempo para regresar al ring. El púgil puertorriqueño tiene en agenda retar al mexicano Antonio “Toño” Morán por la faja Latina de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), versión de las 135 libras.

El duelo será el 9 de junio y tendrá como escenario el MGM Grand de Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Nos llegó una comunicación de que José formará parte de la cartelera de Terence Crawford. Vamos a pelear por el cinturón Latino con la posibilidad de que sea una eliminatoria por el título mundial”, especificó Luis Espada, padrastro y entrenador de Pedraza.

Pedraza (23-1, 12 KO) regresó a la ruta ganadora el pasado marzo cuando venció por decisión unánime a José Luis Rodríguez en Nuevas York. Eso, junto a que firmó con la empresa Top Rank, coloca al boricua en una posición para aspirar a una faja mundial. Actualmente, Reymundo Beltrán es el monarca de la OMB en la división ligera.

“Si José le gana a Morán, esa pelea de título mundial podría llegar para el otoño. Definitivamente, antes de que termina el 2018 peleará por un campeonato”, dijo Espada. “Todo dependerá de cómo salga de la pelea contra Morán, pero estaríamos mirando para octubre o noviembre”.

Morán (23-2, 16 KO), conquistó el cinturón Latino de la OMB el pasado octubre cuando venció a Salvador Briseno por nocaut en el segundo asalto.

“Morán el alto y se ajuste bien al estilo de boxeo de Pedraza. Comenzamos a trabajar enseguida que salió de la pasada pelea porque sabíamos que existía la posibilidad de que volviera para mayo o junio. Pronto estaremos buscando a boxeadores altos que lo ayuden en los guanteos”, concluyó Espada.



By Joe Koizumi

February 21, 2017
WBO#1 minimum Moises Calleros (25-6-1, 14 KOs) from Mexico arrived yesterday (Monday) in Kumamoto City, Japan, where he will dispute the interim WBO 105-pound championship with local prospect Tatsuya Fukuhara (18-4-6, 7 KOs) on this coming Sunday.

In the begining, the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) won’t accept an Interim Title bout to take place here in Japan, but the legitimate WBO champ Katsunari Takayama had his notorious scar tissues operated last year and needs more time for recovery, so the Calleros-Fukuhara interim title bout received a special permission of the JBC.

The lefty fighter from Japan, Fukuhara acquired the vacant national 105-pound belt by defeating Hiroya Yamamoto in November 2015 and kept his belt three times by beating Takumi Sakae (W10), Genki Hanai (TKO7) and being held to a technical draw with veteran Shin Ono.

Calleros, with the same age as Fukuhara at 27, recently scored five victories in a row since his KO defeat at the hand of Samuel Gutierrez in 2014. The winner is supposed to have a long-anticipated shot at the full champ Takayama upon his recuperation, the WBO has put the time of a 180 days for the Interim Champion faces the WBO Minimumweight Champion Katsunari Takayama.

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Organización Mundial de Boxeo entrega donativos en México

Como parte del programa “Niños libres de drogas” que se han puesto en marcha en varios países, la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) entregó este jueves donativos a dos casas hogar en el Estado de México y en la Ciudad de México.

Rafael López Santos, miembro del Comité Ejecutivo Mundial de la OMB y en representación del presidente del organismo, Francisco Valcárcel, entregó los donativos, de cuatro mil 500 dólares cada uno, para un total de nueve mil billetes verdes.

Durante su segunda visita del día, en la casa hogar “La Divina Providencia” del Padre Chinchachoma, en la colonia Álamos de la capital del país, se recordó a Luis Pérez, del Comité de Clasificaciones de la OMB y que falleció en diciembre pasado.

Estuvieron presentes pugilistas como César Juárez, Moisés Fuentes y Carlos “Fino” Ruiz, quienes convivieron algunos minutos con los niños de la casa hogar, en la que se da total apoyo a niños de la calle, maltratados o en riesgo social.

“Para la OMB es un privilegio acompañarlos”, dijo Rafael López a nombre de “Paquito” Valcárcel, y destacó que gracias al esfuerzo de los pugilistas sobre el ring se obtienen los donativos que entregan en diversos países, como Puerto Rico, Colombia, Nicaragua “y también llegamos a México, aquí estamos presentes”.

“Estamos felices de convivir, es un orgullo que existan este tipo de instituciones, hay que aplaudir su esfuerzo para sacar adelante a los jovencitos”, dijo Juarez, abogado de profesión y que también tiene una maestría.

Por su parte, “Moi” Fuentes pidió a los pequeños esforzarse para lograr sus objetivos, “desde pequeño tuve un sueño, la esperanza muere al último y si le echan ganas a la vida sí se puede. Ningún sueño es grande y ningún soñador es pequeño”, comentó el excampeón mundial.

Alba Garrido, directora administrativa de la casa hogar que fundó en 1979 Alejandro García Durán, mejor conocido como el “Padre Chinchachoma”, fue la encargada de recibir el cheque simbólico junto a los pugilistas, López Santos y algunos niños ahí presentes.

Al mediodía acudieron a la casa hogar “La Divina Providencia” de la Madre Inés, en San Vicente Chicoloapan, Estado de México, donde también entregaron el mismo donativo y convivieron con los niños.


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01/14/2017 Amanda Serrano vs Yazmin Rivas

Date:  Saturday, January 14, 2017

WBO Junior Featherweight Championship Title Bout

Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, Nueva York.

Promoter:  DiBella  Entertainment

Supervisor:WBO Second Vice President Erno Labega,

Referee:Sparkle Lee (New York)

Judges:Robin Taylor (New York), Kevin Morgan (New York) and Ron McNair (New York)

Results:The WBO Junior Featheweight Championship Title was won bySerrano Wins by Unanimous Decision



Date:  September 7, 2013

Title:  WBO Interim Jr. Flyweight Championship

Location:  Palenque de la Feria Mesoamericana, Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico

Promoter:  Promociones Zanfer

Supervisor Luis Perez

Referee:  José H. Rivera

Judges:  Alfredo Polanco, Alejandro Lopez Cid and Luis Ruiz

Results:  Moises Fuentes TKO’ed Luis De La Rosa in the first round at 2:40 minutes.



Juan Manuel Marquez Lays Down Terms For Pacquiao Bout

WBO interim-junior welterweight world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1, 39KOs) is still training very hard at the Romanza gym in Mexico, preparing for a potential ring return in the month of July. He was scheduled to fight on July 14th at Cowboys Stadium in Texas, but could not agree on the financial figures or the opponent. Now Marquez looks to July 21 or July 28 in Mexico – but makes it clear that he will return “as long I’m guaranteed a fair purse, otherwise I prefer to wait until November.”

Marquez expects to fight Manny Pacquiao for a fourth time in November. Pacquiao faces undefeated Timothy Bradley on June 9th in Las Vegas – a location where Marquez prefers not to fight Pacquiao.

“For a new fight with Pacquiao, I’m going to ask for us not to do it in Las Vegas. I have robbed there three times, and I do not want it happening again. I disagree with the manner of designating the judges by the Commission of Nevada. I will ask for the fight to be made ​​in Texas or California, where things are more flexible in a matter of [selecting] judges. Moreover, if you will, the judges should be integrated with a Mexican, a Filipino and an American. What I want is to have honest, impartial judges appointed,” Marquez said.


by Ernesto Castellanos, notifight.com


Moises Fuentes, en su mejor forma

MOISÉS Fuentes, campeón mundial paja de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), visitó anoche la redacción de ESTO, y expresó que está en la mejor forma de su carrera para hacer la primera defensa de su corona el 2 de junio en Tijuana, ante el retador Julio César Félix.

Acompañado de su manejador Jorge Barrera, se mostró orgulloso de pertenecer al equipo del ex campeón mundial Marco Antonio Barrera, y agregó que espera salir victorioso del Frontón Jai Alai de Tijuana, para en agosto ir a Puerto Rico a hacer la segunda exposición de su título ante el boricua Iván Calderón, el retador oficial.

“Tengo dos peleas seguidas muy duras, pero estoy seguro de ganar. Incluso en Puerto Rico iré por el nocaut, ya que ahí es difícil ganar por puntos”, agregó Moi, quien mide l.73 mts de estatura, quizá toda una marca para la división.

Fuentes añadió que su historial profesional real es de 25-1, con 19 nocauts. El único que lo ha vencido es Juan “Churritos” Hernández.

También dijo que un motor en su trayectoria es su novia Diana.

El boxeo lo lleva en la sangre, ya que su tío, Felipe Fuentes, fue estelarista del boxeo mexicano.


Con Moi Fuentes llegó también su compañero de cuadra Daniel Rosas, campeón mundial juvenil supermosca de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), y también campeón del Torneo Azteca. Otro título que ha ganado es el CABOFE de las 115 libras.

Rosas combatirá en la misma función del 2 de junio contra Enrique “Duende” Bernache. Rosas marcha invicto con marca de 22-0, y 17 nocauts. Entre sus mejores triunfos se cuentan los obtenidos sobre David Gaspar, el tagalo Federico Cantubay, felipe Orucuta y Mario Macías, entre otros. (Castellanos; Fotos: Jesús Téllez)



Zorro Castro-Carlos Urias, sábado en DF

El Foro Polanco de la capital mexicana será el escenario donde se presente la velada “Choque de Campeones”, una colaboración de Promociones del Pueblo, Producciones Deportivas y RB Producciones siempre bajo el patrocinio de Grupo Modelo, con su marca Corona, que tiene 60 años en el centro del ring y la transmisión completamente en vivo de Cadena Tres.

 El pleito estelar presenta al campeón latino de la Organización Mundialde Boxeo (OMB), quinto sembrado en las listas del organismo, el juarense Javier “Zorro” Castro, quien pelea nuevamente en México tras dos años haciéndolo en el extranjero, enfrentando al experimentado noqueador sinaloense Carlos Urias, en pleito pactado a diez asaltos, pero que ambos púgiles auguran terminará antes del límite.

 En el pleito semifinal el monarca gallo del certamen ¿Quién Pinta para la Corona?, Martín “Pini” Casilla enfrenta al ex contendiente mundialista Mario “Huracán” Macías, que regresa del lejano oriente con sed de venganza, y sentenció al de Cocotitlán a sucumbir antes del quinto episodio.

 En las peleas de respaldo la campeona Internacional pluma del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (WBC), Irma García, busca prolongar su invicto cuando enfrente en pelea de revancha pactada a ocho asaltos a la capitalina Nazhly Maldonado; en tanto el hermano menor de Edwin Valero, el venezolano Luis Valero, realiza su segunda actuación en México ante Joel Montes de Oca en peso superpluma a seis giros, la velada abre con un pleito a cuatro asaltos entre Uriel “Yuca” López y Francisco Vara en peso mosca.


Por Prensa Promociones del Pueblo


Calderon vs. Fuentes Now Heading To June 2 Date

Former two division world champion Ivan Calderon (35-2-1, 6 KO’s) will face Mexico’s Moises Fuentes, the champion of the WBO at 105-pounds, on the 2nd of June and not May 26 as was previosuly mentioned. The fight is still slated for the Coliseum Mario ‘Quijote’ Morales in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

Originally the match was scheduled for April 28 in Mayaguez. However, Fuentes was injured in an optional defense and the date changed to May 26 in Guaynabo, and now the date is postponed again for June 2.

“We are discussing June 2 in Guaynabo  with the same opponent. We are waiting for official announcement. The difference is one week because the company (PR Best Boxing) will make two events, on June 1 and June 2, at the same venue,” Calderon said.


By: Rey Colon


JM Márquez visitará Cuautitlán Izcalli

Juan Manuel Márquez , el boxeador mexicano más popular del momento y quien el sábado anterior provocó un lleno y una gran fiesta en la Arena Ciudad de México al conquistar su cuarto campeonato del mundo, firmará autógrafos para los asistentes a la tercera edición del Tecate Box Tour, que se celebrará a partir de hoy y hasta el 29 de este mes en el Deportivo Hugo Sánchez, en Cuautitlán Izcalli, Estado de México.

 Márquez se presentará el sábado 28 de abril, como figura estelar de esta inusual feria boxística instalada sobre 2,500 metros cuadrados,

 El licenciado Alfredo Vega, director de relaciones institucionales de Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, subrayó ayer, en rueda de prensa en el sitio de los hechos, que el Tecate Box Tour, además de ofrecer atractivas peleas de boxeo profesional y amateur, concede la entrada a la experiencia interactiva más impactante de este deporte. Como en sus dos ediciones anteriores en distintas ciudades de la República Mexicana, el público tendrá oportunidad de ponerse los guantes y mostrar sus habilidades con aparatos de un gimnasio real o aprender con auténticos entrenadores de boxeo, además de la oportunidad de “pelear contra una computadora”. Habrá premios a la gente del público más destacada.

 Los visitantes podrán asimismo tomarse la foto del recuerdo con las Chicas Tecate, que desde ayer causaron admiración. Se dio un “tour” a los periodistas para ser testigos de los distintos espacios, uno de ellos reservado para música en vivo, que incluye un bar y pista para baile.

 Ante la presencia del señor Alejandro Gutiérrez Mondragón, Director del Deporte en Cuautitlán Izcalli, el licenciado Alfredo Vega resaltó la apertura y disposición de las autoridades locales para que los vecinos de esta zona y poblaciones circunvecinas tengan al alcance un evento de esta magnitud. El costo de entrada es de 25 pesos.

 La presentación se hizo en la cómoda arena de box con capacidad para 2,500 personas y que seguramente vibrará al máximo este viernes, con la velada de box profesional que se tiene preparada. Los dos duelos estelares son a 10 rounds en peso minimosca. Gerardo Verde, ex contendor por un título del mundo, peleará con Iván “Pájaro” Díaz, participante del torneo Campeón Azteca, y Manuel “Chango” Vargas, ex monarca mundial de peso paja, combatirá con Iván “Pollo” Meneses, ex contendor por una corona del orbe.

 Las peleas de aficionados serán presentadas con apoyo del popular ex púgil local Agustín “Zorrita” Luna, quien invita a sus colegas entrenadores a que lleven a sus alumnos a competir. Habrá premios de cuatro mil pesos al primer lugar; de tres mil al segundo sitio, y dos mil al tercer puesto, además de los trofeos respectivos.

 Otro funcionario de Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma resaltó el hecho de que “la autoridad de Cuautitlán Izcalli tuvo fe en este proyecto y en hacerlo con nosotros”. Añadió que se esperan 25 mil asistentes en los nueve días del evento interactivo de box más grande de México.


Por Esto.com.mx


WBO Champion Orlando Salido’s Victory Tour


Orlando “Siri” Salido the WBO featherweight champion took a victory lap last weekend with visits to Mexico City and Miami. The Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico native, arrived in Mexico City Friday, March 30th and visited with the Mexican Media on Friday, before appearing in studio on the very popular boxing show “Golpe a Golpe” and with three-time world champion Juan Manuel Marquez host on ESPNDeportes.

Salido then flew to Miami on Saturday, to appear on Sunday, in “Republica Deportiva” in highest rated sports show in the Univision National Network at the invitation of his fine producer Rick Seara.

The Champ made an appearance on Sunday evening at WrestleMania 28 as a guest of Azteca Mexico Television.


Salido is coming of his second win over Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez, whom he stopped in the 10th round of the best fight of the year so far. The Mexican warior went back to Puerto Rico March 10 to give Lopez a rematch of their fight last April of 2010, where Salido stopped the Puerto Rican in eight rounds.


March 10th, Salido got up of the deck in the fifth round and then was part of two incredible non stop action rounds – 8th and 9tth- that will be hard to top this year.


“It was a great fight because we both wanted to win so much. I now know that I beat the best Juama Lopez this time, he was strong and smart, but at the end of the day I can take his punch and he can’t take mine. I am happy people enjoy the fight and that they will remembered it for a long time”, said Salido.


Salido was joined by manager, Sean Gibbons and Aldo Barba from Zanfer Promotions, during this victory lap.