Zorrita Soto se impone ante Molina Jr.

 

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Por Juan E. Brignone y Ludo Saenz en Las Vegas

El mexicano Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto superó por puntos en fallo unánime al californiano John Molina Jr en uno de los combates preliminares del desquite entre Floyd “Money” Mayweather y Marcos “Chino” Maidana en el MGM Grand Garden Arena de Las Vegas, Nevada.

Los jueces Tim Cheatman (95-92), Ricardo Ocasio (96-91) y Jerry Roth (95-92) coincidieron en premiar la mayor efecitividad de Soto. Para NotiFight.com la pelea fue 96-91 para el mexicano.

Con dos boxeadores de sangre caliente, el espectáculo estaba garantizado y ambos se encargaron de no decepcionar.

Soto fue quien presionó en los primeros minutos iniciales, aunque Molina se las ingeniaba para contragolpear, incluso recostado sobre las cuerdas.

La pelea comenzó a ensuciarse a finales del tercer round, con ambos pugilistas pegando después de la campana y en el cuarto con un fuerte golpe bajo por parte de Molina.

Tras otro golpe por debajo del cinturón en el sexto capítulo, el californiano recibió un punto de penalidad de parte del árbitro Jay Nady.

Otra infracción puso en el piso a Soto en el séptimo episodio, lo que motivó otro descuento por parte de Nady a Molina.

La pelea fue entretenida, pero las constantes infracciones interrumpieron demasiado el trámite intenso del combate.

En el último round, donde ambos se brindaron por completo, “Zorrita” fue sancionado con el descuento de un punto, tras haber recibido dos advertencias previamente.

Con esta victoria Soto mejora su increíble historial a 65-8-2, 35 KOs, mientras que Molina Jr cae a 27-5, 22 KOs.

http://www.notifight.com/artman2/publish/Resultado_2/Primeros_resultados_desde_el_MGM_LV04.php

Arum: Pacquiao-Bradley Rematch Bigger Than First Fight

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By Keith Idec

NEW YORK — Promoter Bob Arum said Thursday that a deal is almost finalized for a Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley rematch and that an official announcement is imminent.

“We’re very, very close,” Arum said at a news conference in Manhattan for the Mikey Garcia-Juan Carlos Burgos bout Saturday night in The Theater at Madison Square Garden. “The negotiations are getting down to the nitty gritty. We hope we’ll be able to announce it sometime before the end of this week.”

The unbeaten Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs, 1 NC), of Palm Springs, Calif., and rugged Russian Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KOs) were the two potential opponents Pacquiao was considering facing April 12 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. But Bradley beat Provodnikov in one of the most entertaining encounters of 2013, recorded a highly controversial, split-decision win against Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) in June 2012 and is fresh off a convincing victory over Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez (55-7-1, 40 KOs), who knocked the Filipino superstar unconscious in his previous fight.

“I think a Bradley-Pacquiao fight now is much more saleable than the Bradley-Pacquiao fight was when it happened, because Bradley has shined his credentials,” said Arum, whose company, Top Rank Inc., promotes Pacquiao and Bradley. “He had an exciting fight with Provodnikov and beat Marquez. We’re dealing with a different Bradley from the relatively unknown guy who fought Pacquiao the first time.”

HBO Pay-Per-View will televise the Pacquiao-Bradley rematch. A multi-city press tour to promote Pacquiao-Bradley II is expected to be scheduled for early next month.

The first fight between Bradley and Pacquiao drew about 900,000 pay-per-view buys. Pacquiao’s last fight, a predictably easy defeat of Brandon Rios on Nov. 23 in Macau, China, and the Bradley-Marquez match Oct. 12 in Las Vegas did less buys combined than Pacquiao-Bradley I.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

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(10/12/2013) ORLANDO SALIDO vs. ORLANDO CRUZ

Date:  October 12, 2013

Title:  Vacant WBO Featherweight Championship

Location:  Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Promoter:  Top Rank

Supervisor:   Leon Panoncillo, Jr.

Referee:  Kenny Bayless

Judges:  Jerry Roth,  Glenn Trowbrigde, Ed Kugler

Result:   Orlando “Siri” Salido captured the vacant WBO Featherweight Title by KO’ed Orlando Cruz in the seventh round.