Top Rank Boxing Top Rank boxing news, event, videos and photo galleries en-us Copyright Top Rank 12-20-2014 09:47:12 60 Jessie Magdaleno Headlines at Home in 2015 North Las Vegas -- Jessie Magdaleno will return home to take on Erik Ruiz of Oxnard, Ca. at Texas Station Gambling Hall and Casino on a big Top Rank boxing card on Saturday, January 10.

Magdaleno, 19-0, 15 KOs, is from Las Vegas. He has been training in Palm Springs, Ca. with Joel Diaz who also is the chief trainer for Timothy Bradley. Magdaleno is managed by Frank Espinoza in California.

Ruiz has a record of 13-1, 6 KOs. Magdaleno vs Ruiz will headline a seven-bout card.

"Jessie Magdaleno is among the best worldwide in his division (super bantamweight)," Diaz said. "He's explosive, has power in both hands and has great defense. He is getting close to fighting for a world title."

The big card will also feature Saul Rodriguez, a 15-0-1 super featherweight from Riverside, California and Victor Pasillas, an 8-0-0 featherweight from East L.A.  Their opponents will be announced.

Doors in the Dallas Events Center open 6 pm and the first bout will be at 6:30 pm. The main bouts will be on Top Rank's Solo Boxeo Tecate series televised by by UniMas.

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:54:56 -0600
Heavyweight Rumble to End 2014 with a Bang Phoenix - World-ranked unbeaten heavyweight Andy 'Destroyer' Ruiz of Mexicali is off to Phoenix today to take on former champion Sergei Liakhovich at the Celebrity Theatre on Saturday, December 20Ruiz, 23-0, 17 KOs, has been training for weeks at the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas.

He is ranked WBO #3, WBC #14. Liakhovich has a record of 26-6, 16 KOs. Ruiz vs. Liakhovich is the main event on Top Rank's Solo Boxeo Tecate UniMas broadcast (11 pm et, 11 pm pt).

"The opponent in this fight means everything for Andy," said trainer Big Jeff Gramoja."In the heavyweight division one punch can change everything. Andy's preparation has been good. We've been working on good head movement and punching in combinations. We are expecting a good performance from Andy."

The event, co-promoted by Iron Boy Promotions, will include two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez, 14-0, 12 KOs.  Valdez will take on Jean Sotelo, 19-13-2, 10 KOs, of Colombia. The bout is scheduled for 8 rounds in the featherweight division.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:02:15 -0600
Alvarado & Rios to Vie for Welterweight Title in 3rd Matchup DENVER (December 9, 2014) -- Former world champions and co-stars of one this era's most intense and exciting boxing rivalries -- Denver's "Mile High" MIKE ALVARADO and BRANDON "Bam Bam" RIOS of Oxnard, Calif. -- announced the final chapter of their epic trilogy at a Denver press conference today.  Boasting a combined record of 66-5-1 (45 KOs) -- a winning percentage of 92% and a victory by knockout ratio of 68% --  each warrior owns a victory in the series -- both of which were candidates for Fight of the Year in 2012 and 2013.  Alvarado-Rios 3 is scheduled for 12 rounds with the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) International welterweight championship on the line.  It will take place Saturday, January 24, at the 1STBANK Center, located in the Denver suburb of Broomfield, CO.  The fight will be televised live on HBO,  beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.  The last boxing event hosted by 1STBANK Center was sold out in advance -- the October 19, 2013 WBO junior welterweight world championship between Alvarado and Ruslan Provodnikov.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, tickets to the Alvarado-Rios welterweight championship event will go on sale just in time for the holiday gift giving season -- This Friday!  December 12, at 10:00 a.m. MT.  Priced at $250, $200, $125, $65 and $40, tickets will be available at or by phone at 866-461-6556. Tickets may also be purchased at the Pepsi Center box office, beginning on Saturday, December 13.

"This is going to be like our wars in fight no. 1 and fight no. 2.  We are two warriors. We will go into the middle of the ring and mix it up. For me, all of this is for one thing -- redemption," said Alvarado.          

"If Alvarado wants to go the center of the ring and trade, he will feel my power right away," responded Rios. "A few of my big punches and he will change his game plan. That's when I hunt him down, win the fight."

"This is a rematch made in heaven," said Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank.  "Their first two fights were barn burners and arguably Fights of the Year.  Alvarado and Rios know what is at stake. Fans can expect to see a finale that will rival, if not surpass, the legendary Morales-Barrera and Pacquiao-Marquez wars."

"In 2015, we begin with a trilogy's conclusion. In the course of two years and 3,003 punches exchanged between them, Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios traded triumphs,” said Peter Nelson, vice president, programming, HBO Sports. “Now, in their third fight, both seek to author their saga's definitive chapter. Styles make fighters, but fights themselves are made from heart, and fans recognize that these men have two of the biggest hearts in boxing. On January 24, Alvarado-Rios 3 promises to be a must-see event."

Alvarado (34-3, 23 KOs) of Denver, had won 10 of his last 14 bouts by stoppage en route to his rematch victory over Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios, on March 30, 2013, which not only avenged Alvarado's loss to Rios in 2012's Fight of the Year, but also made Alvarado a world champion.  Alvarado had lost to Rios on October 13, 2012, via a seventh-round technical knockout in one of the most action-packed fights of the millennium. Going into round seven, two of the three judges' scorecards had it 57-57. In the sequel, which was as action-packed as the first fight, Alvarado made subtle adjustments to eke out a narrow but unanimous decision and win the WBO junior welterweight world title.  Notable Alvarado knockout victims have included Breidis Prescott, Ray Narh, Emmanuel Clottey and Cesar Bazan.  In 2012 Alvarado fought in two Fights of the Year-nominated fights.  On April 14, 2012, Alvarado went toe-to-toe for 10 brutal and exciting rounds winning a unanimous decision over Mauricio Herrera (18-1, 7 KOs).  Herrera entered that fight world-rated No. 7 and riding a two-year, five-bout winning streak, highlighted by victories over future world champion Ruslan Provodnikov (17-0) and Mike Dallas, Jr. (17-1-1).  That was followed by his first fight with Rios in October.  Alvarado's world title reign ended in his first defense, on October 19, 2013, where he suffered a12th-round TKO to Provodnikov in front of a sold-out crowd at the 1STBANK Center in his Denver homecoming.   Rios returns to the ring after losing a unanimous decision, in his most recent fight, to Mexican icon and four-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez last May 17.

Rios (32-2-1, 22 KOs), the former WBA lightweight champion, from Oxnard, Calif., is on the hunt for his second world title in as many weight divisions. Thirteen of his last 17 victories have come by way of knockout. One of boxing’s most exciting fighters, Rios is known for his all-action fan-friendly fighting style. His trainer, former International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior lightweight champion and 2012 Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia, calls it a “throwback” style with a warrior’s mentality that screams excitement. Highlight knockout victories on Rios’ resume include Miguel Acosta, Anthony Peterson, Urbano Antillon, John Murray and Mike Alvarado. Alvarado, the natural 140-pounder, entered that fight as the undefeated WBO No. 1 junior welterweight contender. Many consider it 2012's Fight of the Year. In their exciting rematch, which took place on March 30, 2013, Rios lost a close decision for the vacant WBO interim junior welterweight title. It was considered a finalist for the 2013 Fight of the Year award. After losing a unanimous decision to Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao, on November 24, 2013, which headlined a pay-per-view event that emanated from Macau, China, Rios returned to the winner's circle in his last fight, on August 2, winning a gritty, foul-filled battle against former interim world welterweight champion Diego Chaves, via a ninth-round disqualification..

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Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:33:19 -0600
Listo Félix Verdejo para enfrentar a 'El Diablo'

FOTOS: En excelente condición Verdejo para su pelea ante 'El Diablo'

SAN JUAN, P.R. – El prometedor prospecto boricua Félix ‘El Diamante’ Verdejo entrenó hoy ante la prensa de ‘La Isla del Encanto’ y demostró estar más que listo para su combate del 13 de diciembre en Filadelfia.

“Ya el trabajo duro está hecho. He entrenado bien fuerte y seguiremos pagando el precio en el gimnasio. Aquí es donde en realidad se ganan las peleas", aseguró el invicto peleador peso ligero.

El ex olímpico mostró la constante mejoría de sus habilidades al desplegar su velocidad, precisión y pegada cuando realizó trabajo de saco, guanteletas y pera.

En el que será el tercer combate a ocho episodios de su joven carrera, Verdejo (15-0, 11 KO’s) enfrentará al español Karim ‘El Diablo’ El Ouazghari (16-5, 4 KO’s) en el evento estelar del cartel que presentará Top Rank en asociación con Peltz Boxing Promotions y Bam Boxing Promotions en la 2300 Arena de Filadelfia, Pennsylvania. 

Esta será la segunda vez que 'El Diamante’ del boxeo puertorriqueño estará en acción en el estado de Pennsylvania y su primera ocasión peleando en la ciudad de Filadelfia. 

"Me dicen que eso por allá (Filadelfia) está bien frío, pero le vamos a llevar a la fanaticada ese cariño y el calor boricua que nos caracteriza. Quiero regalarles una bonita pelea para que se la disfruten", culminó diciendo Verdejo.

En su última presentación, Verdejo logró un sensacional triunfo por nocaut en el segundo asalto al fulminar con un potente gancho de derecha al mexicano Sergio 'El Cuate' Villanueva.

El combate Verdejo vs. El Ouazghari será televisado de costa a costa en los Estados Unidos por UniMás y en Puerto Rico por Univision Puerto Rico como parte del gustado programa 'Solo Boxeo Tecate'.

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 20:57:13 -0600
Vargas y DeMarco buscan la gloria en Macao Sin lugar a dudas este ha sido un gran año para Jessie Vargas, quien el pasado mes de abril conquisto el campeonato mundial, en Agosto hizo su primera defensa titular y quien este sábado buscara una victoria sobre el ex campeón mundial Antonio de Marco que le podría abrir la puerta a la pelea más importante de su carrera profesional.

“Sé que si me veo bien y logro una espectacular triunfo este sábado ante Antonio DeMarco las posibilidades de una pelea contra Manny Pacquiao aumentaría y esa es la pelea que yo estoy buscando”, dijo Vargas.

El combate titular entre Vargas y DeMarco abrirá la transmisión de televisión este sábado desde Macao, China en la función en la cual Manny Pacquiao expondrá su corona de peso welter de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (AMB) ante el campeón invicto Chris Algieri en la arena Cotai del Hotel Venetian de Macao que televisara HBO atraves del sistema de pago por evento.

Vargas (25-0, 9 KOs) de Las Vegas, Nevada expondrá su corona de peso superligero de la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo (AMB) ante De Marco (31-3-1, 23 KOs) oriundo de los Mochis, Sinaloa, México, pero residente de Tijuana, Baja California, quien ha sido campeón de peso ligero del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB) en dos ocasiones.

Hoy en la última conferencia de prensa en Macao, Vargas afirmó estar satisfecho con la preparación realizada para el combate, y confía en que tendrá recursos suficientes para conservar su corona mundial con el apoyo de su nuevo entrenador el legendario Roy Jones Jr.

“Voy a comenzar fuerte y voy a terminar fuerte. Voy a salir con la victoria”, dijo Vargas, quien agrego, “Roy Jones Jr. me ha llevado a otro nivel durante este preparación”.

Afirmó que espera hacer sentir orgullosos a su equipo de trabajo y a todos, quienes incondicionalmente, brindan su respaldo. “He trabajado mucho, muy duro, y estoy seguro que seré un boxeador diferente y De Marco se dará cuenta de eso”.

DeMarco también tiene su entrenador de lujo el gran Freddie Roach, quien tiene casi un año trabajando con el mexicano quien estuvo casi dos meses en las Filipinas entrenado para esta pelea al lado de Manny Pacquiao.

Durante la conferencia de prensa De Marco, agradeció la oportunidad que le da el campeón mundial. “Dedico esta pelea a mi gente de México, a mi familia”.

En las otra dos peleas por televisión los dos veces campeones olímpicos Vasyl Lomanchenko y  Zou Shiming estará en acción. Lomanchenko expondrá su corona de peso pluma de la OMB y Shiming realizara un duelo eliminatorio en su primer combate a 12 asaltos.

Tanto Lomachenko como Shiming ganaron medallas de oro en los Juegos Olímpicos de Pekín en el 2008 y en los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres en el 2012. El ruso se enfrentara al tailandés Chontatarin Piriyavinyo (52-1, 33 KO’s, mientras que Shiming se medirá a Kwanpichit Onesongchaingym (27-0, 12 KOs) también de Tailandia.

La función que será en la Cotai Arena del hotel Venetian en Macao es una promoción de Top Rank® y Sands China Ltd., en asociación con MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing, Banner Promotions y Tecate y será televisada en vivo por HBO a través del sistema de pago por evento comenzando a las 9:00 p.m. (Hora del Este)/ 6 p.m. (Hora del Pacifico).

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:09:27 -0600
Continúa en aumento el valor del 'Diamante' Verdejo

FOTOS: Verdejo entrena para su pelea del 13 de dicimbre

SAN JUAN, P.R. – Félix Verdejo ha recibido el apoyo incondicional de la afición boricua y con sus hazañas dentro del ensogado se ha establecido como una de las futuras estrellas del boxeo puertorriqueño.

De igual forma, ‘El Diamante’ ha sido bien recibido y se ha sentido como en casa cuando ha peleado en ciudades de la costa este de los Estados Unidos en las que hay una gran población de puertorriqueños. Esa es la razón principal por la cual el sensacional prospecto se dirige a plantar bandera y a continuar expandiendo su territorio el 13 de diciembre en Filadelfia.

 “Es una bonita oportunidad que me lleven a Filadelfia a otro público puertorriqueño. Voy con ese amor y ese cariño patrio a regalarles una bonita pelea para que sea del gusto y el agrado del público boricua”, dijo el invicto prospecto, quien ya ha tenido éxito en sus peleas en Nueva York, Bethlehem y Orlando.

Verdejo, quien tiene marca perfecta de 15-0 y 11 nocauts, enfrentará al español Karim ‘El Diablo’ El Ouazghari (16-5, 4 KO’s) en el evento estelar de la función ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’ que se celebrará en la 2300 Arena de Filadelfia.

“Desarrollar la base de fanaticos de Félix en la costa este de los Estados Unidos siempre ha sido una de las metas de Top Rank y Ricky Márquez. Filadelfia es la próxima parada”, dijo el Vicepresidente de Top Rank, Carl Moretti.

En cuanto a la estrategia que utilizará para enfrentar a El Ouazghari, Verdejo deja eso en manos de su entrenador y manejador, Ricky Márquez.

 “Mi entrenador se encarga de estudiar los pro y los contra de cada oponente para saber en que debemos trabajar en el gimnasio. Trabajamos fuerte para cualquier oponente, entrenamos para todos los oponentes como si fuese para una pelea de título mundial”, afirmó Verdejo.

Luego de su fulminante nocaut del pasado mes de octubre ante el mexicano Sergio ‘El Cuate’ Villanueva, Verdejo tiene el deseo de seguir añadiendo herramientas y puliendo las armas de su arsenal boxístico.

“Estamos empleándonos en nuevas cosas en el entrenamiento. Depende del estilo de pelea que presente el oponente, así trabajaremos. Eso lo sabremos el 13 de diciembre. Poco a poco se va desarrollando el plan de pelea en el ring. Uno empieza boxeando y las manos llegan solas. No hay que desesperarse para buscar el nocaut, si no que debo seguir el plan de pelea que la esquina me pide y así poder culminar con el combate”, terminó diciendo el prometedor prospecto.

El combate Verdejo vs. El Ouazghari será televisado de costa a costa en los Estados Unidos por UniMás y en Puerto Rico por Univision Puerto Rico.

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:26:14 -0600
Pacquiao y Algieri ya están en China El ídolo filipino Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao y su próximo rival el campeón mundial invicto Chris Algieri ya están en el Hotel Venetian de Macao, China donde este sábado 22 de noviembre disputarán la corona de peso welter de la Organización mundial de boxeo (OMB) y que será televisado por HBO a través del sistema de pago por evento.

Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) de General Santos City, Filipinas es el único boxeador en la historia en ganar ocho campeonatos mundiales en ocho diferentes divisiones, también fue nombrado el boxeador de la década y es congresista de su país.

Pacquiao expondrá su campeonato de peso welter de la OMB ante el campeón invicto de peso welter junior de la OMB, Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) de Long Island, Nueva York, quien es un graduado universitario con una maestría en Nutrición.

La función que será en la Cotai Arena del hotel Venetian en Macao es una promoción de Top Rank® y Sands China Ltd., en asociación con MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing, Banner Promotions y Tecate y será televisada en vivo por HBO a través del sistema de pago por evento comenzando a las 9:00 p.m. (Hora del Este)/ 6 p.m. (Hora del Pacifico).

En las peleas por televisión los dos veces campeones olímpicos Vasyl Lomanchenko y  Zou Shiming estará en acción. Lomanchenko expondrá su corona de peso pluma de la OMB y Shiming realizara un duelo eliminatorio en su primer combate a 12 asaltos.

También estarán en acción Jesse Vargas (25-0, 9 KOs) de Las Vegas, Nevada quien expondrá su corona de peso superligero de la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo (AMB) ante Antonio de Marco (31-3-1, 23 KOs) de Tijuana, Baja California, México.

Tanto Lomachenko como Shiming ganaron medallas de oro en los Juegos Olímpicos de Pekín en el 2008 y en los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres en el 2012. El ruso se enfrentara al tailandés Chontatarin Piriyavinyo (52-1, 33 KO’s, mientras que Shiming se medira a Kwanpichit Onesongchaingym (27-0, 12 KOs) también de Tailandia.

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:46:48 -0600
Bradley Examines Pacquiao-Algieri Leading up to the Pacquiao vs. Algieri November 22 world welterweight championship pay-per-view event, former 140-pound champ Timothy Bradley Jr., gives his view and provides insight on the match-up in this Q&A.

Timothy Bradley Q&A


"Most definitely. Algieri earned his spot."


"Pacquiao today is more of thinking Pacquiao. Since his knockout loss to Marquez he doesn't come in reckless or with a gang of shots. He is thinking about his plan of attack."


"You don't want to be against the ropes against Pacquiao. His footwork is like no other in boxing. He throws punches while he is moving."


"I think after watching video tape of Algieri he's going to give Pacquiao a lot of problems. Algieri has excellent movement and range. If he is able to control distance inside the ring, it's a problem for Pacquiao."

Pacquiao vs. Algieri happens Saturday, November 22 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:02:26 -0600
Algieri No Stranger to Overcoming Adversity Which one of your victories taught you the most about overcoming obstacles inside the ring?

“My 10th pro bout against Julius Edmonds. I went into the fight with a sore right hand and then broke my left hand in the 2nd round. Finding a way to win has always been a major part of my style and strategy. I didn’t even tell my coaches I was injured until after the fight. I finished the fight with a 4th round KO and that truly was one of the biggest obstacles if not the biggest I have ever had to overcome.

“And let’s not forget in my most previous fight against Ruslan Provodnikov. I made a mistake in the first round and I paid for it. I was forced to pay the price and fight the remainder of the fight with a badly swollen eye. But, I still found a way to win. Sticking to the game plan, and staying focused in times of adversity, that’s what separates me from other fighters. My mental make-up and my mental strength has always been the difference in my fights, and that is what will propel me once again to victory on November 22nd.” 

Pacquiao vs. Algieri happens Saturday, November 22 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:52:45 -0600
Pacquiao Wants to Win "Badly" Roach has been quoted lately saying Manny could fight at 140 or even 135 for the right fight. What are your thoughts and what does the future hold for you in boxing?

"The reason we are fighting this fight at 144 pounds is because I wanted to see how I performed at a lower weight.  If I do well, I could easily fight at 140 for my next fight.  !40 is the weight I walk around at when I'm not training for a fight.  So that is no issue and even 135 would be easy for me to make.

"The real question is how do I feel and how do I perform when I return to those lower weights?

"I could be faster than when I fought at welterweight and super welterweight and if my power remains the same, I may be able to score more knockouts at lower weights. I weighed 138 when I knocked out Ricky Hatton, 142 when I stopped Oscar De La Hoya and 144 when I scored a TKO of Miguel Cotto.  Many people consider those fights some of my best, so why not go back down if that is where the bigger and better fights are going to be fought?

"But now I am the WBO welterweight champion and my only focus is to defend that title.  I didn't realize how much it meant to me until I won it back in my rematch against Timothy Bradley.  I love being a world champion and i have poured my heart and soul into this training camp. My sparring mates have been the biggest and best I have ever had in training   I am leaving nothing to chance when I step into the ring against Chris Algieri on November 22. Pand I want to win it in a way that will have boxing fans on their feet screaming and cheering.   I owe that to my fans and I owe that to boxing.  Today is my last day of training camp.  I will spar four rounds, work the bags, shake out and then fly to Macau for Fight Week.  I have been at weight for since late October. I am ready to battle!"      

Pacquiao vs. Algieri happens Saturday, November 22 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:48:53 -0600
Algieri Sees Kickboxing Background as Key What is it about your opponent’s style that makes it so difficult? Is your kickboxing knowledge an advantage? Leg movements is very important when you have to fight against an opponent like Manny Pacquiao.

“It is not so much Manny’s style but his experience level that makes him such a dangerous opponent. He has had over 60 pro fights and been fighting for a very long time against the top fighters in the world. It is going to be my job to test how bad he actually still wants this.

“My kickboxing experience is an advantage not so much my knowledge of the sport. It is another one-on-one sport, the training and preparation is similar and at the end of the day you are in a fight. I have been fighting pretty much all my life.

“Yes Manny has great footwork. He is in and out and side to side, so being able to control the space in the ring is very important when fighting with someone with a style like Manny. Being a ring general is going to be a big part in this fight as it is with all my fights.”  

Under The Lights: Pacquiao-Algieri debuts Saturday, Nov. 15 at 11:45 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

Pacquiao vs. Algieri happens Saturday, November 22 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:36:46 -0600
Pacquiao Discusses Aligieri, Future Plans What kind of goals do you still have for your career at age 35?

“As I have said before, boxing is my passion and public service is my calling.  As I approach my title defense against Chris Algieri I have found that my passion for boxing has increased.  I do not feel old.  I feel great and I find I am able to train as hard as I always have and I enjoy it.  More importantly, I still enjoy boxing -- a lot.

“As long as my skills and my passion remain strong I want to continue my boxing career.  When I retire, I want it to be on my terms.  I do not want to spend my retirement regretting that I walked away from boxing before I was ready.  I do not want to come back and fight after I retire. 

“My goals are to finish as a world champion, winning my remaining fights.  Since the last Marquez fight I have approached every training camp and every opponent with 110% dedication.  I would like to keep challenging myself in the opponents I will face in the future.

“I have not set a date or determined an age when I will retire.  As long as I can keep fighting at the level I expect from myself I will continue my boxing career.

“I do have one specific goal and that is to give the boxing fans the fight they have always asked for.  I want that fight too.  I believe good faith negotiations could produce that fight.  But it is impossible to negotiate when you are the only one sitting at the table.  Two fighters who WANT to fight each other have never been kept from fighting each other.”     

Under The Lights: Pacquiao-Algieri debuts Saturday, Nov. 15 at 11:45 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

Pacquiao vs. Algieri happens Saturday, November 22 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. 

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:46:15 -0600
Pacquiao: "Estoy sacrificando todo para conseguir una victoria impresionante" ¿Qué tan difícil es prepararse para un boxeador que tiene un estilo difícil como Algieri, con experiencia de MMA y sin mucho videos para estudiar?

"Chris Algieri es un rompecabezas que tengo que resolver. En cuanto a su altura y alcance, sólo Antonio Margarito le supera de mis otros oponentes que he enfrentado. Algieri también es el peleador más científico, fluido y más fuerte que he enfrentado. Todos esos factores, además de que es cinco años más joven que yo, lo hace el adversario más peligroso de mi carrera"

"Para mí, el boxeo es mucho como el ajedrez. No se trata de sólo mover una pieza y esperar a que tú oponente responda, tienes que ver la tabla y avanzar 10 a 12 movidas antes de lo que anticipas que tu oponente avanzara.  Algieri hace eso y lo hace muy bien. Si miras sus peleas recientes--contra Mike Arnaoutis, Emanuel Taylor y Ruslan Provodnikov—todos esperaban que el perdiera. Sin embargo Algieri nunca se consideró un perdedor, salió en cada pelea seguro y con el plan de juego bien y pasara lo que pasara en el ring, fue disciplinado suficientemente para quedarse con ese plan de juego. Y funcionó. Él los venció con su fuerza y  con su mente.

"El alcance y la altura de Algieri requerirá que trabaje en acortando la distancia con él en el ring y necesito mi velocidad más que nunca para poder anotar golpes dañinos y evitar sus contragolpes. Lo vi pelear contra Provodnikov y peleo la pelea perfecta contra él. Pero no voy a pelear la pelea de Algieri. Tengo la intención de pelear mi propia pelea  y más importante, haciendo que el pelee mi pelea. Esta será una batalla de voluntades tanto como va a ser una batalla de golpes. Habrá muchas cosas más el ring de las que los fanáticos se darán cuenta y será rápido y va a ser emocionante.

"No hay atajos a la victoria. Mi éxito comienza y termina en el campo de entrenamiento. Ganas una pelea ganando cada asalto y es igual en el campo de entrenamiento. Doy mi todo cada día--corriendo por la mañana, haciendo ejercicio en el gimnasio y orando en mi casa - y enfocándome en ser el mejor que puedo ser físicamente, mentalmente y espiritualmente. Es cómo me estoy preparando para pelear contra Chris Algieri. Estoy sacrificando todo para derrotarlo y no sólo conseguir una victoria convincente, si no una, victoria impresionante.

"24/7 Pacquiao/Algieri" estrena el sábado, 8 de noviembre a 1:00am (ET/PT) en HBO inmediatamente después del evento World Championship Boxing en vivo desde Atlantic City.

Pacquiao vs Algieri toma lugar el sábado, 22 de noviembre en principio por Pay-Per-View a las 9:00 PM ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 18:14:46 -0600
En acción Diego Magdaleno este sábado en 'Solo Boxeo Tecate' FOTOS: Magdaleno entrena ante la prensa en Pharr, TX

El clasificado mundial Diego Magdaleno buscará su tercera victoria del 2014 este sábado, 8 de noviembre cuando se enfrente a Hevinson Herrera en el duelo estelar de “Solo Boxeo Tecate” que televisara Unimas desde el Centro de Eventos de Pharr, Texas.

Magdaleno (29-1, 10 KOs) de Las Vegas, Nevada continúa en busca de una segunda oportunidad titular y ha ganado tres combates seguidos desde que sufrió su primera derrota profesional el 6 de abril del 2013 ante Roman “Rocky” Martínez en un duelo titular.

“Sé que tengo que seguir ganando para recibir una nueva oportunidad de disputar un título mundial y espero esa oportunidad llegue muy pronto el próximo año”, dijo Magdaleno quien es entrenando por Joel Díaz en Indio, California.

El duelo entre Magdaleno y Herrera está pactado a 10 rounds en peso ligero.

Herrera (17-9-1, 11 KOs) de Barranquilla, Colombia quien ha ganado sus últimas dos peleas seguidas se enfrentado a muy buenos boxeadores en su carrera y representaran una dura prueba para Magdaleno, quien es el segundo clasificado de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) en las 130 libras.

La función también incluirá a los clasificados mundiales Chris Avalos (24-2, 18 KO’s) de Lancaster, California y Brad Solomon (23-0, 9 KOs) de Lafayette, Louisiana. Avalos se medira a Jose Cen Torres (13-5, 1 KOs) de Merida, Yucatan en un duelo pactado ocho giros en peso supergallo y Solomon se enfrentara Eduardo Flores (17-15-3, 12 KOs) de Ecuador en un combate pactado 10 giro en peso welter.

Los locales Juan de La Rosa (21-3-1, 18 KOs) de Harlingen, Texas y Luis Castro (5-1, 4 KOs) de Edinburg, Texas y el olímpico ruso Egor Mekhontsev (5-0, 5 KOs) también estarán en acción en la cartelera de este sábado.

Este jueves  a las 2:00 de la tarde se realizara la última conferencia de prensa en el Centro de Eventos de Pharr y el viernes a las 2:00 de la tarde se realizara el pesaje en el restaurante, Tilted Kilt Restaurant localizado en el  4117 W. Expressway 83, McAllen, Texas.

Boletos para la función tiene precio de $75, $55 y $35, más costos de servicios y están disponibles en

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:51:32 -0600
Algieri: "Seré el peleador más condicionado e inteligente que Pacquaio ha enfrentado" Ser un nutricionista te da una ventaja sobre cómo preparar tu cuerpo para una pelea de 12 aslatos y 12 semanas de entrenamiento. Describe tu dieta, hábitos de ejercicio y las horas que duermes.

"Yo promedio entre 8-9 horas de sueño por noche y entre siestas. Como generalmente entre 5 - 7 veces al día, alrededor de 3,500 calorías durante el entrenamiento. Como muchas frutas y vegetales de color para ayudar con la recuperación.

"También como muchos granos complejos y solo alimentos no procesados. Yo preparo y cocino aproximadamente 90% de mis propios alimentos y comidas.

"Entreno 6 días a la semana. Casi todos los días yo entreno dos veces al día. Hago fuerza y acondicionar dos veces por semana, cardio cuatro veces por semana y cinco días a la semana de boxeo. Con mi cardio hago trabajo de velocidad y de distancia, pero se alternan entre los dos"

"También consigo masajes semanales para la recuperación, y tomo un baño de hielo después de cada sesión de entrenamiento, que no es divertido, pero es necesario.

"Tomo un enfoque muy científico y calculado para todo lo que hago cuando estoy entrenando en preparación para un pelea y en la noche de la pelea. Manny dice que seré el combatiente más condicionado y más inteligente que él ha enfrentado. Tiene razón".

"24/7 Pacquiao/Algieri" estrena el sábado, 8 de noviembre a 1:00am (ET/PT) en HBO inmediatamente después del evento World Championship Boxing en vivo desde Atlantic City.

Pacquiao vs Algieri toma lugar el sábado, 22 de noviembre en principio por Pay-Per-View a las 9:00 PM ET/6:00 p.m. PT.



Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:10:08 -0600
Viewing Parties for Pacquiao-Algieri Parties Coming to Vegas Click to Tweet: The only resorts on the #Vegas Strip to watch #PacAlgieri are @VenetianVegas & @PalazzoVegas. Get tix here:

WHAT:            The Venetian and The Palazzo will be the only resorts on the Las Vegas Strip to offer the real-time closed-circuit HBO Pay-Per-View broadcast of The Clash in Cotai II: Pacquiao vs. Algieri, live from the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao. The bout will be available for viewing inside The Palazzo Ballroom and at Lagasse’s Stadium®.


WHO:              On November 22, 2014 the eyes of the boxing world will be focused on the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao, when “Fighter of the Decade” Manny Pacquiao squares off against undefeated WBO Junior Welterweight champion, Chris Algieri. The exciting card for The Clash in Cotai II will see China’s undefeated golden boxer Zou Shiming looking to secure his first world title shot with an eliminator bout against Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym of Thailand.


WHEN:            Saturday, November 22, 2014. Doors open at 5 p.m., undercard fights begin at 6 p.m.


TICKETS:         Tickets for the viewing party in The Palazzo Ballroom are offered in three different packages – Lightweight ($50), Welterweight ($250), and Heavyweight ($500).


Tickets are on sale and available for purchase by calling The Venetian Box Office at 702-414-9000 or online  Dates and prices are subject to change.



  • The Palazzo Ballroom

§  Lightweight Package ($50) – includes general admission entry into viewing party and two food and beverage tickets.


§  Welterweight Package ($250) – includes VIP seating at viewing party, complimentary food and beverage and a commemorative photo from the event.


§  Heavyweight Package ($500) – includes exclusive VIP lounge seating with legendary fighters at the viewing party, complimentary food and beverage, and a commemorative photo from the event.


  • Lagasse’s Stadium

§  Food and Beverage minimums apply. Reservations can be made by calling702.607.2665





Elaine Chaivarlis

The Venetian Las Vegas



About The Venetian Las Vegas®

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Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features extensive services for meetings and conventions, in addition to world-class leisure amenities, like Grand Canal Shoppes®, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers; the award-winning  Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; best-in-class casino gaming; exquisite restaurants; and a wide variety of entertainment including  the party musical “ROCK OF AGES,” Motown® headliners Human Nature, and the all-female comedy series LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, hold the distinction of being the first-ever Alliance Resorts in theInterContinental Hotel Group® global portfolio. For additional information, visit, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at


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Entertainment at Sands China Ltd. Resorts

Sands China Ltd. has as a clear vision to establish Macao as Asia’s top entertainment destination.


The 15,000-seat Cotai Arena is the only venue in Asia ranked in Pollstar’s Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues based on ticket sales. It is the top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the world’s and the region’s biggest names in music, sports and awards shows. Superstars frequently choose the venue as the starting point of their Asian tours.


The 1800-seat, multi-purpose Venetian Theatre is one of the most luxurious entertainment venues in greater China. Featuring ushers in black-tie, champagne service, gourmet food and beverage items and other unique, premium amenities, it offers an intimate, luxurious and exclusive venue experience.  is playing a key role in bringing the best in international and Chinese entertainment to Macao, with a luxury theatre experience like no other in the region.


The 650-seat Sands Theatre regularly features internationally-renowned singers, performers and artists of the highest calibre. From traditional Chinese-costumed dancers to modern performances, and from singing troupes to contemporary bands, everything from Western rock to Cantonese pop is covered.


With an unbeatable diversity, the entertainment offering of Sands China Ltd. is ushering in a new era of entertainment in Macao.


For information about upcoming shows and events, visit


About The Venetian® Macao

Opened in 2007, The Venetian® Macao is Macao's first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat The Venetian Theatre designed for world-class sports events and electrifying entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and Chinese entertainment; more than 30 renowned restaurants; TAIVEXMALO Day Hospital & Spa; the incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 300 retailers at Shoppes at Venetian. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.


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Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:44:16 -0600
Algieri Reveals Expectations for Fighting Pacquiao in Macau What type of challenges come with preparing for a fight on another continent with a much different start time? What’s at stake for the winner inside the welterweight division? What are your goals for the future in boxing?

“It just means you have to do a lot more time management in terms of scheduling and thinking ahead. You can’t just wing it, but I don’t do that with any part of my training anyways, so it is of no concern to me. Also we will be fighting at noon over there, and that is exactly what time I always spar, so that will actually be better for me. I am a morning person so being able to fight during the day will actually play in my favor.

“This is the top of the sport. The winner here goes on to make the biggest fights that are possible not only the welterweight division but in all of boxing. A win will propel me into the top of the pound-for-pound ratings and viewed as one of the best fighters in all of boxing.

“At this point I want the biggest fights out there. I have spent a long time fighting off TV and outside of the public eye. Now I want that exposure and I want to fight the biggest names out there in boxing. I want to show that I belong here. It has taken me a long time to get to this point, and I don't plan on leaving now that I am here.”


“24/7 Pacquiao/Algieri” premieres Saturday, Nov. 8 at 1:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on HBO immediately following the live World Championship Boxing event from Atlantic City.

Pacquiao vs. Algieri happens Saturday, November 22 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:18:09 -0600
Pacquiao Talks Expanding the Asian Fight Market Pacquiao and China, is that helping boxing popularity? Why fighting in China? China vs. Las Vegas.

Asia is a fertile market for boxing.  The sport has been very popular in the Philippines, Japan and Southeast Asia for a long time, but China, with its billions in population, has long been an untapped source for potential boxing fans.

Boxing owes a great debt to Zou Shiming, China's  two-time Olympic gold medalist, for opening his homeland to boxing by fighting professionally at The Venetian Macao these past two years.  Shiming has sold out the Cotai Arena every time he has fought there while allowing fighters like me to share his cards and display our talents to his enormous fan base -- both in-person and throughout the country on television.  There's even a new televised boxing show which was developed from the popularity of The Venetian Macao shows.

I love fighting in the United States.  I have fought many fights in Las Vegas but when I fought Joshua Clottey and Antonio Margarito at Cowboys Stadium it added a whole new dynamic to the event.  Not only did fans from the Dallas-Fort Worth area get to experience boxing at a world championship level, but millions of fans tuned in to see those two fights because they took place at Cowboys Stadium.  It was exhilarating.

The same is true fighting in Macao, China.  Fans from all over the world are watching my fights at The Venetian Macao not just because of the fight itself but because they want to see a live event from China.  And the billions in China now have the opportunity to watch world championship boxing on their own national and regional networks.  That is a lot of exposure for fighters and for sponsors of boxing events held there.

It is also tapping into a new segment of athletes which can only improve the sport and its popularity.  Every country loves to root for their own athletes and by having more Chinese fighters in the professional ranks more Chinese fans will begin following our sport and making it a bigger international attraction.

I love fighting in Las Vegas but when I fight in Macao I feel like I am playing a home game.  Macao is only a 90-minute flight from the Philippines so many of my countrymen are able to attend where the expense of traveling to the U.S. may have been too much for them.  Fans from Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Europe filled the Cotai Arena the last time I fought there, and that was a great experience.  And the Chinese fans were so enthusiastic.  It was a wonderful experience to fight for them.  The biggest difference  between fighting in Las Vegas and fighting in Macao is that virtually all the fans are in their seats before the first bout begins.  They really love their boxing in Macao.    

“24/7 Pacquiao/Algieri” premieres Saturday, Nov. 8 at 1:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on HBO immediately following the live World Championship Boxing event from Atlantic City.

Pacquiao vs. Algieri happens Saturday, November 22 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:11:00 -0600
'El Potro' Abregu está listo para su regreso El argentino Luis Carlos 'El Potro' Abregu es uno de los mejores pesos welters del mundo, algo que busca demostrar el próximo sábado 8 de noviembre en Atlantic City, Nueva Jersey cuando se enfrente al invicto Sadam Ali en una pelea que será televisada en vivo por HBO.

“Esta es una gran oportunidad para mí de mostrarme ante mucha gente y quiero dar una gran pelea, pues tengo la capacidad para derrotar a los mejores de la división”, dijo Abregu.

Abregu, tiene más de un mes en California poniendo los toques finales a su preparación después de comenzar su preparación en su ciudad natal de Salta, Argentina.

“Desde hace un mes entreno en Los Angeles en los gimnasio The Rock en Carson y en el CMC Proboxing en Marina del Rey, con mi entrenador Héctor Roca. En Argentina entreno con Néstor Jaime quien no me pudo acompañar para aca”, dijo Abregu.

Sobre su pelea ante Sadam Ali el argentino comentó:

“Mi motivación es ganar para tener una chance para disputar un título mundial.  Este sueño se postergó por la lesión en la mano, en mi pelea con Tim Bradley, pero ya estoy completamente sano y listo para retomar el camino rumbo a esa oportunidad titular”

Específicamente sobre su rival en turno el estadounidense Ali, Abregu dijo:

“Sé que es un buen boxeador, con una importante carrera amateur. Espero que se brinde en la pelea, como voy a hacerlo yo, para ofrecer un gran espectáculo a la gente. Tiene buena técnica pero yo espero que no corra mucho para dar una buena pelea”

Sobre la primera colaboración entre Top Rank y Golden Boy el fuerte boxeador dijo:

“Siento satisfacción que con esta pelea vuelvan a trabajar juntas estas empresas, ya que se abren mejores posibilidades para los boxeadores. Es bueno para el boxeo y para nosotros los boxeadores pues se pueden dar buenas peleas en el futuro”

Después de su triunfo sobre Thomas Dulorme se habló mucho de Abregu, pero esta es la primera pelea en Estados Unidos desde esa gran victoria.

“Es hablo de otras peleas y pensé que tenía la pelea de Manny Pacquiao para noviembre, pero miembros de su equipo prefirieron un rival fácil y salió esta pelea con Ali. Yo quiero lograr un gran triunfo para tener la oportunidad ante los mejores del mundo”, sentencio el argentino.

Sobre un pronóstico para su pelea el argentino mostro confianza al decir.

“Mi pronóstico es que voy a ganar ésta pelea. Es un inmenso orgullo representar a mi país y es un gran compromiso para mí, llevar un triunfo para Argentina”.

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:22:49 -0600
Algieri Takes Fans Inside His Training Camp Being a nutritionist gives you an advantage on how to prepare your body for a 12 round fight and 12 weeks of training. Describe your diet, exercising habits and hours of sleep.

“I average between 8-9 hours a sleep a night/day between naps. I generally eat between 5-7 times a day, around 3500 calories during training camp. I eat lots of fresh fruits and colorful veggies to help with recovery.

“I also eat a lot of complex grains and no processed foods. I prepare and cook about 90% of my own food and meals.

“I train 6 days a week. Most days I train twice a day. I do strength and conditioning twice a week, cardio four times a week and boxing five days a week. With my cardio I do more sprint work then distance work, but I alternate between the two.

“I also get weekly massages for recovery, once a week and take an ice bath after every sparring session, which is not fun, but it is necessary.

“I take a very scientific and calculated approach to everything I do when in training leading up to the fight and in the ring on fight night. Manny said that I will be the most conditioned and smartest fighter that he will ever face. He is right.”

“24/7 Pacquiao/Algieri” premieres Saturday, Nov. 8 at 1:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on HBO immediately following the live World Championship Boxing event from Atlantic City.

Pacquiao vs. Algieri happens Saturday, November 22 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:22:13 -0500