Top Rank Boxing http://www.toprank.com Top Rank boxing news, event, videos and photo galleries en-us Copyright Top Rank 01-28-2015 08:55:27 60 Rodriguez vs. Farjardo - Rematch http://www.toprank.com/events/boxing-promotions-rodriguez-vs-farjardo-rematch/ Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:01:00 -0600 Featuring Unbeaten Texans Ivan Najera & Casey Ramos http://www.toprank.com/events/boxing-promotions-featuring-unbeaten-texas-ivan-najera-amp-casey-ramos/ Sat, 07 Feb 2015 23:00:00 -0600 Verdejo vs. Lopez - lightweights http://www.toprank.com/events/boxing-promotions-verdejo-vs-lopez-lightweights/ Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:00:00 -0600 Zou vs. Ruenroeng - World Flyweight Championship http://www.toprank.com/events/boxing-promotions-zou-vs-ruenroeng-world-flyweight-championship/ Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0600 Verdejo returns to the ring on February 28 in Tampa http://www.toprank.com/news/verdejo-returns-to-the-ring-on-february-28-in-tampa/

In 2013 and 2014, Puerto Rico’s Felix Verdejo planted his flag on Florida soil by conquering Orlando with impressive victories in three visits to “The City Beautiful.” Now, “El Diamante” will try to conquer another Florida city when he fights in Tampa in his first bout of 2015.

Verdejo, who is undefeated with a record of 16-0 and 12 wins via knockout, will face Mexico’s Marco Antonio “El Kua Kua” Lopez (24-5, 15 KO’s) on Saturday, February 28 in the main event of a “Solo Boxeo Tecate” card, which will take place at ‘The Corral” in the Sun Dome at the University of South Florida.

“I want to give the fans in Tampa a great fight so they can enjoy it just like the fans in Orlando have enjoyed my fights,” said Verdejo. “I’m very grateful for all the love and support that the fans in Florida have given me.” He added, laughing, “I want to see the Orlando fans in Tampa, because is not that far.”

“February 28 marks the start of the 2015 campaign for Felix. We love fighting all over the state of Florida which is obviously becoming a hotbed for Verdejo,” said Carl Moretti, Vice President of Top Rank. “We are hoping to get rounds out of this match with Lopez much like we were trying to get towards the end of 2014. This is the first fight in a big year to come”.      

Lopez is an experienced and rugged opponent who has battled three times to 8 rounds, in five occasions to 10 rounds and has gone the 12 rounds once.

“We expect a strong and experienced opponent,” said Verdejo, who has won seven of his last ten fights by knockout. “That’s what we are looking for. We don’t want easy fights. We want fights that will make me work and use all my tools in the ring,” The fight against “El Kua Kua” Lopez will be Verdejo’s last 8-round bout.

In his last fight, Verdejo defeated Spain’s Karim “El Diablo” El Ouazghari by technical knockout in the fourth round. That card took place last December at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

In the co-main event of the card, unbeaten prospect Julian “Hammer Hands” Rodriguez (8-0, 7 KO’s) will face Raul Tovar (14-8-1, 4 KO’s).

Tickets to the card that will be presented by Top Rank in association with All Star Boxing can be acquired on: www.Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, the Sun Bowl box office, and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Unimas will televise the card from coast to coast in the United States.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:59:52 -0600
Verdejo regresará al ring el 28 de febrero en Tampa http://www.toprank.com/news/verdejo-regresara-al-ring-el-28-de-febrero-en-tampa/

En el 2013 y el 2014 el puertorriqueño Félix Verdejo plantó bandera en suelo floridano y conquistó la ciudad de Orlando con contundentes triunfos en sus tres visitas a ‘La Ciudad Hermosa’. Ahora ‘El Diamante’ del boxeo boricua intentará conquistar otro territorio del estado de la Florida cuando pelee en Tampa en su primer combate del 2015.

Verdejo, quien marcha invicto con marca de 16-0 y 12 triunfos por la vía del sueño, enfrentará al mexicano Marco Antonio ‘El Kua Kua’ López (24-5, 15 KO’s) el sábado 28 de febrero en el evento estelar de la función ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’ que se celebrará en ‘The Corral’ del Sun Dome de la Universidad del Sur de la Florida.

“Espero regalarle una bonita pelea a la fanaticada de Tampa para que se la disfruten como ya se las han gozado los fans de Orlando”, dijo ‘El Diamante’. “Estoy súper agradecido por todo el cariño y el apoyo incondicional que el público de Florida siempre me ha dado. Espero ver a los fans de Orlando también en Tampa porque queda cerca”, dijo entre risas el invicto prospecto peso ligero.

“El 28 de febrero marca el inicio de la campaña 2015 de Félix. Nos encanta que él pelee en el estado de Florida, que obviamente, se está convirtiendo en un bastión de fans para Verdejo," dijo Carl Moretti, vicepresidente de Top Rank. "Esperamos más asaltos de esta pelea con López al igual que estábamos tratando de hacer a finales de 2014. Esta es la primera pelea de lo que promete ser un gran año en la carrera de Félix".

López en un oponente de mucha experiencia y resistencia que ha batallado tres veces a ocho asaltos, en cinco ocasiones ha llegado a diez capítulos y una vez a la distancia de los doce episodios. 

 “Esperamos un oponente fuerte y de experiencia. Eso es lo que buscamos. No queremos peleas fáciles. Queremos peleas que me hagan trabajar y que me hagan emplearme al máximo en el ring”, afirmó Verdejo, quien ha ganado siete de sus últimos diez combates por nocaut.

El combate ante ‘El Kua Kua’ López será el último de Verdejo a un máximo de ocho asaltos.

En su último combate Verdejo derrotó por nocaut técnico en el cuarto round al español Karim ‘El Diablo’ El Ouazghari en un combate que se llevó a cabo el pasado mes de diciembre en el 2300 Arena de Filadelfia.

En la pelea co-estelar del cartel, el invicto prospecto de Nueva Jersey Julian “Hammer Hands’ Rodríguez (8-0, 7 KO’s) enfrentará a Raul Tovar (14-8-1, 4 KO’s).

El invicto prospecto brasileño y ex medallista Olímpico Esquiva Falcao también estará en acción en la cartelera.

Boletos para la cartelera que será presentada por Top Rank en asociación con All Star Boxing podrán ser adquiridos en el sitio web www.Ticketmaster.com, todos los establecimientos Ticketmaster, en la boletería del Sun Dome o llamando al 1-800-745-3000.

La función será televisada en el gustado programa ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’ de costa a costa en los Estados Unidos y en Puerto Rico a través de Univision Puerto Rico.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:31:37 -0600
Alvarado & Rios: Their Uncensored Media Day http://www.toprank.com/news/boxing-promotions-alvarado-amp-rios-their-uncensored-media-day/ DENVER (January 14, 2014) -- Just 10 days before they write the final chapter of their epic trilogy,  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.,  met with the media today at a media workout at Alvarado's Denver-based gym.  Alvarado (34-3, 23 KOs) and Rios (32-2-1, 22 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., who each own a victory in the series -- both of which were candidates for Fight of the Year in 2012 and 2013 -- discussed the upcoming  Alvarado-Rios 3, which is scheduled for 12 rounds with the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) International welterweight championship on the line.  Taking place Saturday, January 24, at the 1STBANK Centerlocated in the Denver suburb of Broomfield, CO,  Alvarado-Rios 3 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.

The telecast will open with undefeated No. 2-world-rated super middleweight contenderGILBERTO "Zurdo" RAMIREZ of Mexico, facing the toughest challenge of his professional career, when he rumbles with once-beaten Top-10 contender MAXIM VLASOV from Russia, in a 10-round light heavyweight battle. 

The four gladiators boast a combined record of 126-6-1 (84 KOS) -- a winning percentage of 95% -- with two-thirds of those victories coming by way of knockout.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Zapari Boxing and Tecate, remaining tickets to the Alvarado-Rios welterweight championship, priced at $250, $200, $125, $65 and $40, tickets are available at www.AltitudeTickets.com, by phone at 866-461-6556.and at the Pepsi Center box office.

WORKOUT QUOTES

 

BRANDON RIOS

"This will be the best fight of the trilogy, as it should be."

"I am ready for anything Mike Alvarado brings to the table.  I know all his tricks.  He can't surprise me this time.

"No one should be surprised if this fight ends in a knockout.  It's happened once already.  I'm not looking for the knockout but you can bet I won't be avoiding it if the opportunity presents itself.  

For both of us it's do or die.  If I lose this fight I may just call it a day as a fighter.  I've been at this a long time.

"I've been training in Greeley for 30 days to get acclimated to the thin air.  I have been staying at a friend's house.  He built a full gym for me in his garage.  It's been great.

"Manny Pacquiao and Mike Alvarado are the two best fighters I have ever faced.

"I am so ready for chapter three on January 24.  This is the ending the fans have been waiting for and I promise you they will not be disappointed!" 

 

MIKE ALVARADO

”I feel great.  I know the kind of fight this will be.  He's going to try to cut off the ring and when he does, he'll open himself up and when he does that I will be cracking him.

"I will not fight his fight.  I am sticking to our plan.  But you can bet I will shoot the works when I have him in my sights. 

"Brandon is right about one thing, it IS do or die for us   We are both the same person inside the ring and outside the ring."

"I have not allowed anything to distract me from my training.  I am focused and ready. 

"Fighting Brandon Rios has and continues to be an honor.  This is a trilogy fans will remember for a very long time.  We are entertainers and our fight on January 24 will be the grand finale.  I intend to start the fireworks early in the fight." 

The “Road to Alvarado-Rios 3” special will replay on Friday, January 16 (9:45 p.m.), 18 (1:15 p.m.), 20 (9:45 a.m. & 11:00 p.m.), 23 (6:00 p.m. & 1:30 a.m.) and 24 (11:45 a.m.). All times are ET/PT. The 15-minute special will also be available on the HBO On Demand® service, HBO GO® and atwww.hbo.com/boxing.

For fight updates go to www.toprank.com or www.hbo.com/boxing, on Facebook atfacebook.com/trboxing, facebook.com/trboxeo, or facebook.com/hboboxing and on Twitter attwitter.com/trboxing, twitter.com/trboxeo, or twitter.com/hboboxing.  Use the Hashtag #AlvaradoRios to join the conversation on Twitter.

           

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (Media):

 

TOP RANK

Lee Samuels:  702-378-1083 / Lee@toprank.com

Ricardo Jimenez:  909-615-3436 / ricardoej@aol.com   

Fred Sternburg:  303-740-7746 / Toofred@aol.com   

Ed Keenan:  609-399-1330 / Keenan@emcevents.com

 

HBO

Kevin Flaherty:  212-512-5052 / kevin.flaherty@hbo.com   

 

1STBANK CENTER

Meghan Webking:  303-405-1284 / mwebking@pepsicenter.com

Jennifer Nordhues: 303-405-1685 / jnordhues@pepsicenter.com

 

MEDIA CREDENTIALS:  www.toprank.com/credentials 

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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:29:52 -0600
En acción 'Chon' Zepeda y Saúl Rodríguez este sábado en 'Solo Boxeo Tecate' http://www.toprank.com/news/en-accion-chon-zepeda-y-saul-rodriguez-este-sabado-en-solo-boxeo-tecate/ Dos de los prospectos más cotizados en el boxeo profesional el mexicano José “Chon” Zepeda y Saúl “Kid Dinamita” Rodríguez estará en acción este sábado en una nueva edición de “Solo Boxeo Tecate” que televisara la cadena Unimas a todos los Estados Unidos desde el Oceanview Pavillion de Port Hueneme, California en las orillas de la ciudad de Oxnard.

Zepeda (22-0, 19 KOs) de La Puente, California uno de los prospectos más brillantes de la reconocida empresa latinoamericana Zanfer que preside Fernando Beltrán se enfrentara a Orlando Vázquez (15-5-1 9 KOs) de Puerto Rico en el duelo estelar de la función en una pelea pactada a ocho giros en peso superligero.

Zepeda viene de lograr uno de los mejores triunfos de su carrera, ya que el pasado 8 de noviembre en Monterrey, Nuevo León, México fulmino en un asalto al experimentado dominicano Victor Manuel Cayo.

Rodríguez (15-0-1, 12 KOs) de Riverside, California se medirá a Carlos Rodriguez (9-1, 4 KOs) de Chihuahua, México en un duelo pactado a ocho giros en peso superpluma. Rodríguez viene de lograr un impresionante triunfo sobre el argentino Juan Solís a quien noqueo en el sexto round el pasado 6 de diciembre en Glendale, California en una verdadera guerra.

Zepeda ya está cerca de la oportunidad titular pues el clasificado número ocho de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) y el número 12 de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (FIB) en las 140 libras, mientras que Rodríguez busca escalar las clasificaciones mundiales en busca de establecerse como un serio contendiente en el 2015.

Estos son dos jóvenes con mucho potencial, pues tiene un buen estilo boxístico y un tremendo poder en ambas manos que suelen lograr contundentes nocauts.

La cartelera incluirá a varios boxeadores populares como Daniel “Twich” Franco (9-0-3, 6 KOs) de Riverside, California, Abraham Lopez (5-1-1, 2 KOs) de Oxnard, California  y Arnold Barbosa (4-0) de Los Angeles, California.

Las puertas se abrirán a las 6:00 de la tarde, la función arrancara a las 6:30 de la tarde y la televisión a las 8:00 de la noche (hora local).

“Boxeo en La Playa” es presentado por Top Rank, Bash Boxing y Art of Boxing Promotions en asociación con Tecate y Vallarta Supermarkets.  ElOceanview Pavilion esta localizado en el 575 E. Surfside Drive en Port Hueneme, California. Los boletos tiene precio de $60 y $40 pueden ser adquiridos en la página www.boxingbythebeach.com o por teléfono llamando al(805) 889-8162.

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:51:46 -0600
"Unbeatable" Magdaleno to face Top Contender Ruiz http://www.toprank.com/news/boxing-promotions-quotunbeatablequot-magdaleno-to-face-top-contender-ruiz/ Photo: Mikey Garcia. 

Las Vegas -  World-rated Jessie Magdaleno of Las Vegas and contender Erik Ruiz of Oxnard, Ca. will weigh in today  - Friday 5 pm - in the Houston Ballroom at the Texas Station Gambling Hall and Hotel in Las Vegas. 

Magdaleno is putting all of his world ratings - WBO #2, IBF #4, WBA #7 - on the line against Ruiz in the main event of Top Rank's Solo Boxeo Tecate boxing card here Saturday night in the Texas Events Center.

Both fighters have top trainers - Magdaleno with Joel Diaz, Ruiz with Robert Garcia.

Diaz said at Media Day on Thursday that Magdaleno is "unbeatable at 122 pounds and after this fight we will take on any of the world champions."

It was Diaz who tweaked Magdaleno's attack, saying "he always punched hard but was landing in the wrong spots. That has been corrected."

"He's some kind of coach - the best," Magdaleno said about Diaz.

Robert Garcia said Ruiz trained hard including sparring sessions with world champion Vasyl Lomachenko.

"I look at Erik's fight against Jessie Magdaleno as a battle between two young hungry contenders. Erik worked very hard in training and he is here to win."

In the opening televised bout, unbeaten Rodrigo Garcia, 16-0, 11 KOs, of Santa Ana, California, takes on Jailton Dejesus, 13-3, 11 KOs, of Brazil. The 8 round bout is in the super welterweight division. Garcia boxes for Zanfer Promotions in Mexico.

Magdaleno and Ruiz will fight for the Jr NABF 122 pound crown in the main event. Fight fans are welcome to attend the weigh in today and take pictures and get autographs from all fighters on the card. The fighters will report 4 pm and be on the scale 5 pm.

First Bell Saturday is 6:30 pm. The televised bouts on UniMas begin 8 pm.  Tickets are $50, $25 plus applicable fees and are available on Ticketmaster.com and at the Texas Station box. 

Contacts:

Lee Samuels, Top Rank  lee@toprank.com  702 732 2717

Ricardo Jimenez, Top Rank  ricardoej@aol.com  909 615 3436

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Fri, 09 Jan 2015 15:51:49 -0600
Magdaleno vs. Ruiz en el primer 'Solo Boxeo Tecate' del 2015 http://www.toprank.com/news/magdaleno-vs-ruiz-en-el-primer-solo-boxeo-tecate-del-2015/ FOTOS: Magdaleno entrena ante los medios en el Top Rank Gym

La primera edición del 2015 de “Solo Boxeo Tecate” se realizara este sábado 10 de enero en el Dallas Event Center del Hotel & Casino Texas Station en Las Vegas, Nevada y será televisado en todos los Estados Unidos a través de la cadena Unimás.

En el duelo estelar el invicto Jessie Magdaleno (19-0, 15 KOs) de Las Vegas se enfrentara a Erik Ruiz (13-1, 6 KOs) de Oxnard, California en un duelo pactado a ocho giros por el campeonato supergallo de la Federación Norte Americana de Boxeo (NABF).

Magdaleno es entrenado por Joel Díaz, quien también entrena al dos veces campeon del mundo, Tim Bradley y al hermano mayor de Jessie, Diego Magdaleno.

“Yo no tengo ninguna duda que Jessie va hacer campeón del mundo. Tiene poder en ambos puños, es rápido y esta mejorado mucho su boxeo”, dijo Joel Díaz.

Ruiz es entrenado por Robert García, quien fue nombrado el mejor entrenador en el 2012 y quien entrena a boxeadores de la talla de Brandon Ríos, Evgany Gradovich y Micky Garcia entre otros.

“Sabemos que es una pelea dura para Erik, pero ha trabajado muy fuerte para esta pelea e incluso hizo guantes con los campeón mundial Vasyl Lomanchenko durante esta preparación y se vio muy bien”, dijo Robert García.

También estarán en acción en la función los invictos Rodrigo Garcia (16-0, 11 KOs) de Los Angeles, California y Víctor Pasillas (8-0, 3 KOs) del Este de Los Angeles, California.

García enfrentara al brasileño Jailton de Jesus (13-3, 11 KOs) en un duelo pactado a ocho giros en peso superwelter y Pasillas se enfrentara a Karl Garcia (4-3, 1 KOs) de Bayamón, Puerto Rico en un duelo pactado a seis giros en peso pluma.

Hoy Magdaleno, Garcia y Pasillas estuvieron en el gimnasio de Top Rank en Las Vegas para un entrenamiento público y este viernes se realizara el pesaje oficial a las cuatro de la tarde en el Hotel y Casino Texas Station,

La función que se realizara en el Dallas Events Center del hotel Texas Station comenzara a las 6:30 de la tarde y la televisión a las 8:00 de la noche.

Los boletos que tiene un costo de $50 y $25 más gastos de servicios ya están disponibles en las taquillas de todos los Stations Casinos y en Ticketmaster.com

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Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:24:04 -0600
Rios "Proud" of Association with Alvarado http://www.toprank.com/news/boxing-promotions-rios-quotproudquot-of-association-with-alvarado/ Discuss your first two bouts against Alvarado and what to expect in the final chapter of this trilogy.

"Our first two fights were exciting and have become legendary.  I am proud to be associated with them and with Mike Alvarado.  We gave the fans and ourselves the best we had to offer and produced spectacular performances.  It was so intense and so close.  All I kept thinking in each fight was 'Don't stop.  Keep moving forward.'  

"I am training hard and well for this fight. Robert [Garcia] and I are working on using the ring in case Alvarado tries to run. I run in the mornings at 6 am if the weather permits it.  On mornings when it is raining I run on the treadmill in my home. The training method I am using is going back to the basics that I used in our first fight.

"I expect Alvarado to do what he did in the second fight, which is to run and move. He thinks I am going to follow him like I did in the second fight.  His fight game did change from one fight to the other as he didn't fight toe to toe in the second fight. He did move and run around more in the second fight. At least I think he did, you can call it whatever you want. We are working on everything we think he will be bringing to the table, but this time we will be 100% ready for him.  Preparation is our motto.

"No I don't have any concerns fighting in Alvardo's hometown.  It is only a few of hours away from my hometown, Garden City, Kansas. We are looking to get some Garden City friends and family to come and support me in Denver.  I am actually looking forward to fighting in his hometown.  It is part of what makes boxing and sports so fun and challenging.  Look, he fought me in Carson, California, which is close to my home base of Oxnard.  I look forward to fighting him in front of his fans this time."

The “Road to Alvarado-Rios 3” special premieres Saturday, January 10 at Midnight ET/PT on HBO.

Alvarado vs. Rios 3 takes place Saturday, January 24 live on HBO beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

 

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Fri, 09 Jan 2015 00:21:20 -0600
'Zurdo' Ramirez debutará en HBO el 24 de enero http://www.toprank.com/news/zurdo-ramirez-debutara-en-hbo-el-24-de-enero/ FOTOS: 'Zurdo' Ramírez entrena en Big Bear

El clasificado mundial número dos en los pesos supermedianos el mexicano GILBERTO "Zurdo" RAMIREZ enfrentara una de las pruebas más fuertes de su carrera profesional cuando se enfrente al también clasificado mundial MAXIM VLASOV de Rusia en un duelo pactado a 10 giros que será el duelo co-estelar en la función en la cual "Mile High" MIKE ALVARADO y BRANDON "Bam Bam" RIOS cerraran su histórica trilogía.

Ramírez vs. Vlasov y el duelo entre Alvarado y Ríos que será por el titulo Internacional de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) se realizara el sábado 24 de enero en el 1STBANK Center,  de Broomfield, un suburbio de Denver, Colorado.  Ambos combates serán televisados en vivo por HBO,comenzando a las 9:45 p.m. Este/Pacifico.

Estos cuatro guerreros tiene un record combinado de 126-6-1 (84 KOs) – un promedio ganador de 95% - con más de dos tercios de sus triunfos por la vía del nocaut.

La función es una promoción de Top Rank®, en asociación con Zapari Boxing y Tecate. Los boletos que tiene un precio de $250, $200, $125, $65 y $40, están disponibles en Internet: www.AltitudeTickets.com,  por teléfono en866-461-6556 y en las taquillas de Pepsi Center.

“Estoy muy agradecido con Bob Arum, HBO y mi equipo Zapari Boxing por esta oportunidad. Estas son la clase de pelea que estado esperado. Vlasov será mi verdadera prueba de fuego y una victoria sobre él me dar la credibilidad que necesito para poder disputar una corona mundial. Voy a brindarle a todos una gran pelea el 24 de enero”, dijo Ramírez.

“Yo boxeo para vivir y vivo para boxear. Quiero esta victoria más que nunca y momento de demostrar mi verdadero talento”, dijo Vlasov, desde su campo de entrenamiento.

Ramírez (30-0, 24 KOs) de Mazatlan, Sinaloa, México, es el clasificado número dos del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB) y de la OMB, así como el tercero de la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo (AMB) y de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (IBF).

Un sensacional joven retador, Ramírez de 23 años de edad, ha ganado sus cuatro combates del 2014 por la vía rápida. En su más reciente actuación el pasado 15 de Noviembre en San Antonio, el mexicano venció por nocaut técnico en ocho giros al cuatro veces contendiente a un título mundial Fulgencio Zúñiga. Sus otros tres triunfos en el 2014 fueron ante Junior Talipeau (KO 1) el 19 de julio en Macao, China, el 11 de abril ante Giovanni Lorenzo (KOT 5) en Las Vegas y ante Don Mouton (TKO 1) el 1 de febrero en Laredo. Sus cuatro rivales del 2014 tenían una marca combinada de 92-24-3 – y un porcentaje de triunfo de 77%.

Vlasov (30-1, 15 KOs) de Samara, Rusia, llega a la cita con una racha victoriosa de 11 peleas y no conoce de la derrota en los últimos cuatro años. Ha ganado tres de sus últimas cuatro peleas por nocaut y está clasificado entre los mejores 10 del mundo por tres de los organismos más importantes del boxeo profesional.   

El potente ruso de 28 años de edad está clasificado como número seis de la FIB, número nueve de la OMB y número 10 del CMB. En su más reciente actuación el pasado 26 de julio noqueo en ocho asaltos al contendiente mundial Rubén Acosta. Entre sus víctimas se encuentran los ex clasificados mundiales Jerson Ravelo, Artem Redko, Roman Shkarupa y  Geard Ajetovic.

Para detalles sobre la función visite las paginas www.toprank.com owww.hbo.com/boxing, en Facebook en facebook.com/trboxing,facebook.com/trboxeo, o facebook.com/hboboxing y en Twitter entwitter.com/trboxing, twitter.com/trboxeo, o twitter.com/hboboxing.  Utilize Hashtag #AlvaradoRios para hablar sobre la pelea en Twitter.

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Wed, 07 Jan 2015 19:19:46 -0600
Magadaleno to Hold Open Workout in Vegas http://www.toprank.com/news/boxing-promotions-magadaleno-to-hold-open-workout-in-vegas/ Las Vegas -- Jessie Magdaleno is returning home and will be at a Media Workout at the Top Rank Gym, 3041 Business Lane, Las Vegas on Thursday, January 8. Magdaleno and Erik Ruiz of Oxnard, California will rumble in the main event this Saturday night on Top Rank's Solo Boxeo Tecate fight card at Texas Station Hotel Gambling Hall and Hotel.

Fight fans are invited to attend to take pictures and get autographs from all of the fighters at the workout inside of the Top Rank Gym.

Noon - Victor Pasillas

12:30 pm - Rodrigo Garcia

1:00 pm - Jessie Magdaleno

Magdaleno, 19-0, 15 KOs, and Ruiz, 13-1, 6 KOs, will box for the Jr NABF Super Bantamweight Championship at 122 pounds.  Magdaleno's world ratings are WBO #2, IBF #4, WBA #7.

Magdaleno, from Las Vegas, is managed from Frank Espinoza and trained by Joel Diaz who also is the chief trainer of the Desert Storm, two-time world champion Timothy Bradley.

"Jessie is explosive, power in both hands, great defense. He is among the best fighters in his division is very close to getting an opportunity for a world title," Diaz said.

Ruiz, managed by Mike Levy, is trained by former BWAA Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia in Oxnard, California.

"Erik knows this is a very difficult fight but he has trained like never before with Vasyl Lomachenko and Jesus Cuellar to get ready for Magdaleno. This should be a good battle on Saturday night between two hungry prospects," Garcia said

In the opening televised bout on UniMas, super welterweight Rodrigo Garcia, 16-0, 11 KOs, of Los Angeles will take on Jailton DeJesus, 13-3-1, 11 KOs, of Brazil.  Victor Pasillas, 8-0, 3 KOs, of East Los Angeles faces Karl Garcia, 4-3, 1 KO, of Baymon, Puerto Rico. Pasillas is is in the Cameron Dunkin stable of stars and champions.

There are seven bouts on the card.  First bell is 6:30 pm in the Dallas Events Center in the Texas Station Hotel Casino. The televised bouts begin 8 pm.

Tickets $50, $25 are available at Ticketmaster.com and at the Texas Station box office.

Contact

Lee Samuels, Top Rank lee@toprank.com  70-2 732 2717

Ricardo Jimenez, Top Rank ricardoej@aol.com 909-615-3436

Media Credentials

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"Zurdo" Ramirez to Make HBO Debut http://www.toprank.com/news/boxing-promotions-quotzurdoquot-ramirez-to-make-hbo-debut/ (Photo credit: Mikey Williams.)

DENVER (January 6, 2015) -- Undefeated No. 2-world-rated super middleweight contender GILBERTO "Zurdo" RAMIREZ of Mexico will face the toughest challenge of his professional career when he rumbles with once-beaten Top-10 contender MAXIM VLASOV from Russia.  The 10-round light heavyweight battle will  be the co-main event to the final chapter of one of this era's most exciting trilogies -- Denver's "Mile High" MIKE ALVARADO vs. BRANDON "Bam Bam" RIOS of Oxnard, Calif .Ramirez vs. Vlasov and the 12-round World Boxing Organization (WBO) International welterweight title fight between Alvarado and Rios will headline an all-action cardSaturday, January 24, at the1STBANK Center,  located outside Denver in Broomfield, CO.  Both fights will be televised live on HBO,beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

The four gladiators boast a combined record of 126-6-1 (84 KOS) -- a winning percentage of 95% -- with two-thirds of those victories coming by way of knockout.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Zapari Boxing and Tecate, remaining tickets to the Alvarado-Rios welterweight championship event, priced at $250, $200, $125, $65 and $40, are available at www.AltitudeTickets.com, by phone at 866-461-6556 and at the Pepsi Center box office.      

"I really appreciate Bob Arum, HBO and my team at Zapari Boxing  for giving me this opportunity. I have been waiting so long for this caliber of fight," said Ramirez.  "Vlasov is the biggest test of my career.  A victory over him will validate me as a worthy challenger for a world title.  I promise to give the fans a very exciting fight on January 24."

"I box to live and I live to box," said Vlasov, from his Russia-based training camp.  "I want this victory very badly.  This is my time and I am ready to prove it."

Ramirez (30-0, 24 KOs), of Mazatlan, Mexico, is world-rated No. 2 by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and the WBO, and No. 3 by the World Boxing Association (WBA) and the International Boxing Federation (IBF).  A sensational young contender, Ramirez, 23, won all four of his 2014 bouts by knockout.  In his last outing, on November 15, he scored an eighth-round TKO victory over four-time world title challenger Fulgencio Zuniga. The other three 2014 victories included Junior Talipeau (TKO 1) on July 19, two-time world title challenger Giovanni Lorenzo (TKO 5) on April 11 and Don Mouton (TKO 1) on February 1.  Ramirez's vanquished opponents had a combined record of 92-24-3 -- a winning percentage of 77% -- when he fought them.

Vlasov (30-1, 15 KOs), from Samara, Russia, enters this fight riding a four-year, 11-bout winning streak, with three of his last four victories coming by way of knockout.  A consensus Top-10 world-rated contender (No. 6 IBF / No. 9 WBO / No. 10 WBC), Vlasov, 28, is nearing prime as his recent fights have shown.  In his last fight, on July 26, he knocked out former world title challenger Ruben Acosta in the eighth round to capture the vacant WBC Baltic light heavyweight title.  Highlight victories include a third-round TKO of 2000 Dominican Republic Olympian Jerson Ravelo, a sixth-round TKO of Artem Redko, a third-round TKO of Roman Shkarupa to capture the vacant WBC Baltic super middleweight title and a 10-round unanimous decision over Geard Ajetovic.

For fight updates go to www.toprank.com or www.hbo.com/boxing, on Facebook at facebook.com/trboxingfacebook.com/trboxeo, or facebook.com/hboboxing and on Twitter attwitter.com/trboxing, twitter.com/trboxeo, or twitter.com/hboboxing.  Use the Hashtag #AlvaradoRios to join the conversation on Twitter.

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (Media):

 

TOP RANK

Lee Samuels:  702-378-1083 / Lee@toprank.com

Ricardo Jimenez:  909-615-3436 / ricardoej@aol.com   

Fred Sternburg:  303-740-7746 / Toofred@aol.com   

Ed Keenan:  609-399-1330 / Keenan@emcevents.com

 

HBO

Kevin Flaherty:  212-512-5052 / kevin.flaherty@hbo.com   

 

1STBANK CENTER

Meghan Webking:  303-405-1284 / mwebking@pepsicenter.com

Jennifer Nordhues: 303-405-1685 / jnordhues@pepsicenter.com

 

MEDIA CREDENTIALS:  www.toprank.com/credentials 

 

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