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Featuring Gilberto Ramirez & Oscar Valdez http://www.toprank.com/events/boxing-promotions-ramirez-super-middleweights-hbo-latino/ SAN ANTONIO, TX (October 10, 2014) --  Undefeated No. 2-world-rated super middleweight contender  GILBERTO "Zurdo" RAMIREZ  and two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated featherweight knockout artist ÓSCAR VALDEZ will headline an exciting boxing card,Saturday, November 15at San Antonio's Alamodome.   Ramirez , of Mazatlan, Mexico, will be defending his NABF and WBO International  super middleweight titles in a 10-round battle against four-time world title challenger  FULGENCIO ZUNIGA of Barranquilla, Colombia.  Valdez, of Nogales, Mexico, will battle one-time world title challenger ALBERTO GARZA of Mexico City in an eight-round featherweight rumble.  Both fights will be televised live on HBO Latino, beginning at9:45 p.m. ET/PT

The non-televised undercard will feature undefeated Texans IVAN NAJERA of San Antonio and CASEY RAMOS of Austin, in separate eight-round lightweight bouts, and 2012  Russian Olympic gold medalist EGOR MEKHONTSEV of Asbest, Russia, in an eight-round light heavyweight fight.

Promoted by Top Rank®, Miguel Cotto Promotions and Zapari Boxing Promotions, in association with Foreman Boys Promotions and Tecate, tickets to the Ramirez-Zuniga / Valdez-Garza San Antonio boxing event will go on sale Today!  Friday, October 10 at 10:00 A.M. CT. 

Tickets are priced at $100, $50, $35 & $20, plus applicable convenience and facility fees. VIP Tables are also available. They can be purchased at the Alamodome Box Office, Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. They are also available by phone at: (toll free) 1-800-884-3663 or (local) 210-207-3663.

Ramirez (29-0, 23 KOs), of Mazatlan, Mexico, is world-rated No. 2 by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and the World Boxing Organization (WBO), No. 3 by the World Boxing Association (WBA) and No. 4 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF).  A sensational young contender, Ramirez, 23, has won all three of his 2014 bouts by knockout.  In his last outing, on July 19, he successfully defended his NABF and WBO International super middleweight titles via a second-round knockout of world-rated contender Junior Talipeau   Ramirez will once again be putting his titles on the line, this time against four-time world title challenger Zuniga (27-9-1, 24 KOs), of Barranquilla, Colombia.  Zuniga, whose resume boasts victories over Jose Zertuche and Antwun Echols, also went the distance when he challenged WBO junior middleweight champion Daniel Santos, WBO super middleweight champion Denis Inkin and IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud.  His last three victories have been by knockout.

Valdez (13-0, 11 KOs), who represented Mexico in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, is considered one of the bright lights of the featherweight division.  On the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley welterweight championship rematch last April, he captured the NABF super featherweight title, knocking out Adrian Perez in the fourth round.  Valdez successfully defended that title one month later, again by knockout, stopping Noel Echevarria in the sixth round. Garza (26-8-1, 21 KOs), of Mexico City, looks to be the toughest opponent Valdez has faced.  A former WBC Continental Americas featherweight champion and a former WBC Silver featherweight champion, he unsuccessfully challenged WBA featherweight champion Nicolas Walters in 2013. Fifteen of Garza's last 17 victories have been by knockout.        

Najera (14-0, 8 KOs), of San Antonio, a rising young prospect who fights with an aggressive style and good punching power, always makes exciting fights.  In his last fight, on August 9, he scored his most impressive win to date -- and eight-round split decision over fellow-prospect Stan Martyniouk.

Ramos (18-0, 5 KOs), of Austin, TX, has a strong amateur background and great stamina having gone the distance in 10 of his 11 last bouts.  His best recent victories have been over Angel Hernandez (8-2), Joselito Collado (12-0), Georgi Kevlishvili (12-2), and John Jackson (15-2-1).

Mekhontsev (5-0, 5 KOs), of Asbest, Russia, was Russia's light heavyweight Olympic gold medalist at the 2012 London games.  In the five bouts he has fought as a professional, no opponent has been able to last past the third round.  He enters this fight fresh from a third-round TKO of veteran Samuel Miller (28-8) in September.  

The undercard will be rounded out with a trio of prospects from Miguel Cotto Promotions -- strawweight JANIEL RIVERA (12-2-2, 7 KOs), of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico; welterweight RASHIDIELLIS (12-0, 9 KOs), of Lynn, MA and junior flyweight ANGEL ACOSTA (8-0, 8 KOs), of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

For fight updates go to www.toprank.com, or www.hbo.com/boxing, on Facebook atfacebook.com/trboxingfacebook.com/trboxeofacebook.com/hboboxing orfacebook.com/hbolatino, and on Twitter at twitter.com/trboxingtwitter.com/trboxeo,twitter.com/hboboxing or twitter.com/hbolatino

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Fred Sternburg:  303-548-0707 / TooFred@aol.com

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

 

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Lester Bedford:  817-296-4546 / wlbedford@aol.com

 

MIGUEL COTTO PROMOTIONS

Héctor H. Soto:  787-975-0039 / hsoto@cottopromotions.com

Bryan Perez:  787-975-0025 / bryan@cottopromotions.com

Gabriel A. Peñagaricano:  305-439-9194 / gpenagaricano@me.com  

 

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Andrea DeLaune:  210-207-3642 / Andrea.Delaune@alamodome.com 

 

MEDIA CREDENTIALS

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Pacquiao vs. Algieri - World Welterweight Championship http://www.toprank.com/events/boxing-promotions-pacquiao-vs-algieri-on-hbo-pay-per-view/ LAS VEGAS, NV (August 20, 2014) -- Fighter of the Decade Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAOboxing 's only eight-division world champion, defends his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title against New York's undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion CHRIS ALGIERIwho has Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management, a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Upsets Inside the Ring. Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia's Star BoxingBanner Promotions and Tecate, the Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event will take place Saturday, November 22, at The Venetian® Macao's Cotai Arena.  It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.   

Pacquiao (56-4-3), the Filipino icon, and Algieri (20-0), the scholar fighter, along with their respective trainers Freddie Roach and Tim Lane, promoters Bob Arum, Joe DeGuardia and Artie Pelullo, and Ed Tracy, President and CEO of Sands China Ltd., will embark on a 27,273-Mile Media Tour, beginning on Monday, August 25 at The Venetian Macao, the 12-day tour includes press conferences or public and private appearances scheduled for Shanghai, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York.

PACQUIAO  vs.  ALGIERI

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA TOUR ITINERARY

(All Times Are Local)

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 25 -  2:00 P.M.

Macao Press Conference

The Venetian Macao - Florence Ballroom 2204

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26 -  2:00 P.M.

Shanghai Press Conference

Sheraton Shanghai Pudong Hotel - Ballroom C

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29 - 1:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Media Day with the San Francisco Giants

AT&T Park in San Francisco

  • Press Conference
  • Ballpark Competition
  • Group Photo Opp with Giants Players
  • VIP Fans Q&A
  • Pregame Ceremony
  • Giants Twitter Takeover

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

Private Event

The Venetian Las Vegas

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 - 4:00 to 5:30 P.M.

Dodger Stadium

Manny Pacquiao Throws Out the First Pitch for Dodgers vs. Nationals

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 - 11:00 A.M.

Los Angeles Press Conference

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel - Los Angeles Room

2025 Avenue of the Stars

Los Angeles, Calif. 90067

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 - 10:30 A.M.

New York Press Conference

Liberty Theater

234 West 42nd Street

New York, NY 10036

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 - 4:00 P.M.

Ringing of the Closing Bell

New York Stock Exchange

 

Details on all the events will be forthcoming via specific alerts.

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Fred Sternburg/Pacquiao:  303-548-0707 / TooFred@aol.com

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

 

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Dottie Raven:   718-823-2000 / pr@starboxing.com

Bernie Bahrmasel : 773-592-2986 / berniebahrmasel@yahoo.com

 

BANNER PROMOTIONS

Marc Abrams: 856-287-7611 / marc@banner-promotions.com

 

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Patrick Byrne:  212-512-1361 / Patrick.Byrne@hbo.com

 

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Mabel Wu: +853 8118 2268 / mabel.wu@sands.com.mo

Carmina Ho: +853 8118 2051 / carmina.ho@sands.com.mo 

 

MEDIA CREDENTIALS

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Crawford vs. Beltran - World Lightweight Championship http://www.toprank.com/events/boxing-promotions-crawford-vs-beltran-on-hbo-boxing-after-dark/ OMAHA, NEB (September 30, 2014) -- Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight champion TERENCE "Bud" CRAWFORDOmaha's favorite son, will make an encore hometown title defense on the heels of his wildly successful victory over previously undefeated world champion and Cuban sensation Yuriorkis Gamboa.  Crawford will defend his title against No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger RAY BELTRAN on Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, November 29, at the CenturyLink Center.  The fight will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, tickets to the Crawford vs. Beltran World Lightweight Championship event will go on sale This Friday!  October 3, at 10:00 a.m. CT.   Reserved seat tickets start at just $27, with remaining tiers priced at $52, $77 and $127.  They will be available for purchase at the CenturyLink Center Omaha box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. To charge-by-phone call 800-745-3000.  To order online, visit Ticketmaster.com

Crawford successfully defended his title on June 28, at the CenturyLink Center, knocking out previously undefeated world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa in front of an energized crowd. The fight, a candidate for Fight of the Year honors, was televised live on HBO®, and according to Nielsen Media Research, garnered an average audience of 1.208 million viewers to the live, first-time airing, making it the second most-watched fight of the year so far.  Crawford vs. Gamboa was the first world championship fight the city of Omaha had hosted in 42 years when Joe Frazier defended his World Heavyweight Championship crown against Ron Stander in 1972.   

"It's an honor to fight in my hometown during the holiday season in front of my fans and family who will be traveling to Omaha," said Crawford.  "It's great that Top Rank and HBO are coming back into town to promote another show on one of the biggest weekends of the year.  Beltran feels I have something - a world title belt - which belongs to him.  He thought he beat Ricky Burns and I thought Beltran won too. But he didn't and I did.  Beltran can fight.  We know that.  I am going to fight him like a bad dog, fight fire with fire.  Let's see if he really has a will to win in Omaha.  My will to win is off the charts. He won't be coming straight at me the way he did against Ricky Burns.  My team and I are training hard to put on a good show for everyone. No one will be disappointed."

"Crawford has shown to be a talented fighter, someone I respect.," said Beltran.  "But I see this fight as an opportunity for me to achieve the recognition in the boxing world and the public's eye.  This fight is Champion vs. Champion. It's not about the belts. It's about us.  Crawford is talented, has skill, but I have the ability to adapt and will be ready for what he brings.  The situation against Burns made me stronger, I felt the love of the crowd and all of their respect that night.  I feel blessed with my family and friends.  All of that will be with me when I fight Crawford in Omaha. I am the No.  2 fighter in the world. Crawford is No. 1. That is what this is all about.  I believe in me.  This is my moment."

"This fight between Crawford and Beltran could very well be the fight of the year. The styles and skills of both fighters guarantee as much," said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum.

"When Terence Crawford fought in front of his Omaha hometown crowd last June, the atmosphere produced one of the most spectacular fights of 2014 on HBO,” said Peter Nelson, vice president, programming, HBO Sports.  “The spotlight returns to the American heartland November 29, as the undefeated champ faces Ray Beltran, a challenger who has earned more opportunities than he's been given and always gives the fans his all."

"CenturyLink Center Omaha is honored to have the opportunity once again to host this world championship boxing event,” said Roger Dixon, President and CEO of the Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority. "The atmosphere was electric in June and we expect even more excitement this time around."

Crawford (24-0, 17 KOs), of Omaha, returns to the ring fresh from his dramatic and critically-acclaimed knockout victory of Gamboa.  Not only did Crawford retain his title, he also made himself a contender for Fighter of the Year.  He is only the second Nebraska native to be recognized as a boxing world champion.  Perry “Kid” Graves, from Rock Bluff, captured the welterweight crown, knocking out Johnny Alberts in Brooklyn, in 1914, according to the Omaha World-Herald.  After a short but impressive amateur career, which included victories over future world champions Danny Garcia, Mikey Garcia and one-time world title challenger Diego Magdaleno, Crawford made his professional debut on March 14, 2008 – a first-round knockout victory of Brian Cummings.  On March 1, 2014 – just 13 days short of the sixth anniversary of his pro debut, Crawford captured the WBO lightweight title, dethroning defending champion Ricky Burns on Burns’ home turf of Glasgow, Scotland. Scoring a powerful and unanimous decision, Burns put the boxing world on notice that with his virtuoso performance.  Crawford pulled out all stops in dismantling Burns as he rocked the defending champion throughout the fight, while switching back and forth between orthodox and southpaw stances.   

Beltran (29-6-1, 17 KOs), a native of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, who now lives in North Hollywood, Calif.,  is one of the lightweight division's toughest and most experienced fighters.  A former NABF and USBA lightweight champion,  Beltran enters this fight riding a two-year five-bout winning streak, which includes a disputed draw against defending WBO lightweight champion hometown favorite Ricky Burns in Glasgow, Scotland last year.  In that fight, Beltran fractured Burns' jaw in the first two rounds and dominated the fight, consistently landing the harder punches.  Beltran scored a knockdown in the eighth round and finished the fight strongly.  Ringside observers and television viewers alike screamed "home cooking!" when the fight was declared a draw.  Beyond his professional fight, Beltran has had the benefit of being a main sparring partner for Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao for several years before becoming a top-rated contender in his own right.  In his last fight, on April 12,  he claimed the NABO lightweight title, winning  a 12-round unanimous decision against once-beaten Arash Usmanee on the undercard of the Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Jr world welterweight championship rematch.   

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

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

Fred Sternburg:  303-548-0707 / TooFred@aol.com

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

 

HBO

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

 

CENTURYLINK CENTER

Kristi Andersen, MECA:  402-599-6916 / kandersen@omahameca.com  

 

MEDIA CREDENTIALS

www.toprank.com/credentials

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Featuring Lightweight Jose Felix http://www.toprank.com/events/boxing-promotions-featuring-lightweight-jose-felix/ Sat, 06 Dec 2014 23:00:00 -0600 Bradley vs. Chaves - Welterweights http://www.toprank.com/events/boxing-promotions-bradley-vs-chaves-welterweights/ LAS VEGAS, NV (October 20, 2014) -- Former two-division world champion TIMOTHY "Desert Storm" BRADLEY JR. returns to the ring where he will battle one-time interim welterweight world champion DIEGO "La Joya" CHAVES in a 12-round welterweight rumble, Saturday, December 13, inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (3708 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109).  The fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®beginning at 10:00 p.m. EST/PST.  The telecast will open with World Boxing Association (WBA) Interim Super Lightweight World Champion MAURICIO "El Maestro" HERRERA defending his title against undefeated contender JOSE BENAVIDEZ, JR.

These four gladiators boast a combined record of 96-7 (53 KOs) -- a winning ratio of 93% with over half of those victories coming by way knockout.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Golden Boy Promotions and Tecate, tickets to the Bradley-Chaves/Herrera-Benavidez world championship event go on sale  Friday,  October 24 at 10:00 a.m. PDT.  Priced at $40, $60, $100, $125 and $150, tickets will be available for purchase at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/ or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com/.  Room/ticket packages will also be available.

"I'm excited to get back into the ring and showcase myself," Bradley told ESPN.com.  "Chaves is not that well known but the boxing fans know him. The boxing fans know that this guy can fight and that it won't be a walk in the park for me. I think it's going to be a great fight. I can't wait."

"I give Timothy Bradley all the credit in the world for coming back after his first loss to face me, especially after seeing how I hurt Brandon Rios in my last fight," said Chaves.  "We both have a lot to prove on December 13.  If Bradley thought he had it rough against Ruslan Provodnikov, wait until he collides with me."

"I'm so happy that this fight was made and I get to showcase my skills once again on a huge stage," said Herrera. "I'm coming off of one of the most important wins of my career and I plan on using that momentum to defend my title and convincingly defeat Benavidez on December 13."

"I'm obviously excited and grateful for the opportunity to fight for the title.  It's something I've worked for since I was a kid," said Benavidez.  "I know I'll be bringing the title back to Phoenix with me. I have heard Herrera is looking past me and talking about moving up in weight when he wins, and I'm sorry that I'll be disrupting those plans on December 13th." 

"Tim Bradley's return to the ring may be taking place at the end of the year but it's the beginning of a new and exciting phase of the boxing career of one of the sport's elite fighters, a man who has held a world title every year dating back to 2008," said Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank.  "Diego Chaves came so close when he faced Brandon Rios in his last fight and I anticipate seeing that same intensity and aggressiveness when he faces Tim.  This will be a war.  The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will once again be hosting boxing at the highest level on December 13 and the world will be able to watch it on HBO."  

"So much hangs in the balance for both of these fighters – Herrera’s WBA Super Lightweight World Title, Benavidez’ undefeated record and much more,” said Golden Boy Founder and President Oscar De La Hoya. “With Herrera’s straight-ahead style against Benavidez’ Olympic pedigree, we have all the makings of a fantastic fight for fans.”  

"There is no better way to present boxing fans with a pre-holiday gift than to feature the return of Timothy Bradley Jr. headlining an attractive card on World Championship Boxing, Live on HBO," said Peter Nelson, Vice President of Programming, HBO Sports. “Bradley squares off against Diego Chaves, whose in-your-face style of fighting will keep Tim on his toes the entire night. And we anticipate fireworks from the rest of the telecast action.”

Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs), from Palm Springs, Calif., a former two-division world champion who unified the junior welterweight titles twice during his previous four-year reign, returns to the ring after suffering his first professional loss, in his welterweight championship rematch against Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao last April. Before the Pacquiao rematch, Bradley posted three consecutive career-best victories.  After moving up in weight and beating Pacquiao in 2012 to capture the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown, Bradley co-starred in the Fight of the Year on  March16, 2013, winning a brutal 12-round decision over future world champion Ruslan Provodnikov though Bradley was suffering from a concussion throughout most of the fight.  In his most recent fight, on October 12, 2013, Bradley gave a virtuoso performance in defeating three-division world champion and Mexican icon Juan Manuel Márquez proving that Bradley is indeed one of boxing's elite pound for pound fighters.

Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs), from Buenos Aires, is a power puncher who stalks his opponent with only one goal -- THE KNOCKOUT! His victory by knockout ratio of 83% proves it is usually "mission accomplished" for him. Chaves made his Las Vegas debut on August 2 when he fought former world champion Brandon Rios at The Cosmopolitan.  The fight was all blood and guts as both warriors tore into each other in a foul-filled bout that ended in the ninth round with Chaves being disqualified by referee Vic Drakulich.  At the time of the stoppage, Chaves was ahead by one point on one scorecard and down one point on the other two cards.  Chaves captured the WBA interim welterweight title in 2012, knocking out defending champion Ismael El Massoudi in the second round. Chaves’ one-year title reign included a successful title defense against José Miranda, where he scored another second-round stoppage. He lost the title to Keith Thurman July 23, 2013. Chaves began 2014 with a third-round TKO of Juan Godoy on February 15. He is currently world-rated No. 7 by the WBA and No. 10 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF). 

Herrera (21-4, 7 KOs), from Riverside, Calif. and promoted by Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions, will be making the first defense of his interim world title.  He won the championship in his last fight, on July 12, dethroning Johan Perez via a majority decision in a fight that was as close as it was competitive.  It was a victory made sweeter by the fact Herrera had lost his previous title shot, against undefeated unified super lightweight world champion Danny Garcia on March 15, via a controversial majority decision that many thought Herrera had won.  Herrera's professional resume includes impressive victories over former WBO Junior Welterweight World Champion Ruslan Provodnikov and former amateur standout Mike Dallas, who had a combined record of 34-1-1 when he faced them.

Benavidez (21-0, 15 KOs), from Phoenix, AZ,  was a sensational amateur prospect, winning a Gold Medal at the 2009 National Golden Gloves Championships at the age of 16, the youngest fighter to ever win the National Golden Gloves Championships.  He turned professional one year later, at age 17, where he became the youngest professional boxer to be licensed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.  He was granted an exception (the minimum age requirement was 18) because of his exceptional talent.  After spending most of 2013 sidelined with a broken hand he has come back to win all three of his 2014 fights decisively, including a first-round TKO of Henry Auraad on July 26.  

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

For more information on The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, visit www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.  Follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cosmopolitan_lv or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thecosmopolitan.

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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  

 

 

GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS

Ramiro Gonzalez:  213-489-5631 . Ramiro@goldenboypromotions.com

Kelly Swanson/Lisa Milner:  202-783-5500 / lmilner@swansonpr.com

 

HBO

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

 

THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS

Kimberly Diller: 702-698-7140 / pr@cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

Wendy Sloan/Kirvin Doak Communications: 702-737-3100 / thecosmopolitan@kirvindoak.com   

 

MEDIA CREDENTIALS:  www.toprank.com/credentials  

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Verdejo vs. Ouazghari - Lightweights http://www.toprank.com/events/boxing-promotions-verdejo-vs-ouazghari-lightweights/ Sat, 13 Dec 2014 23:00:00 -0600 Ruiz vs. Liakovich - Heavyweights http://www.toprank.com/events/boxing-promotions-ruiz-vs-liakovich-heavyweights/ Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Algieri Takes Fans Inside His Training Camp http://www.toprank.com/news/boxing-promotions-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.

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:22:13 -0500
Pacquiao: Algieri "Poses Many Puzzles" http://www.toprank.com/news/boxing-promotions-pacquiao-algieri-quotposes-many-puzzlesquot/ How difficult is to prepare for a fighter that has a difficult style like Algieri, with MMA experience and not too much video to study from?

"Chris Algieri poses many puzzles for me to solve.  In terms of his height and reach, only Antonio Margarito surpasses him in the scope of opponents I have faced.  Algieri is also the most scientific, fluid and fittest fighter I have ever opposed.  All of those factors, plus he is five years younger than me, make him the most dangerous opponent of my career. 

"To me, boxing is a lot like Chess.  You don't just move a piece and wait for your opponent to respond, you have to see the board and think 10 to 12 moves ahead and anticipate the variables your opponent may counter with.  Algieri does that and he does that very well.  If you look at his recent fights -- against Mike Arnaoutis, Emanuel Taylor and Ruslan Provodnikov -- each victory for him was considered an upset.  Yet Algieri never considered himself an underdog,  he went into each fight confident and with the right game plan and no matter what happened in the ring, he was disciplined enough to stay with that game plan.  And it worked.  He outfought them and out-thought them.

"Algieri's reach and height will require me to work on closing the distance with him in the ring and I will need my speed more than ever to be able to score damaging blows to him while avoiding his own counters.  I watched him fight Provodnikov and he fought the perfect fight against him.  But I do not intend to fight Algieri's fight.  I intend on fighting my fight and more importantly, making him fight my fight. This will be a battle of wills as much as it will be a battle of blows. There will be a lot more going on in the ring than fans will realize, and it will be fast and it will be exciting.

"There are no shortcuts to victory. My success begins and ends in training camp.  You win a fight by winning each round and it is the same in training camp.  I give my all each and every day -- running in the morning,  working out in gym and praying in my home -- and focus on being the best I can be physically, mentally and spiritually.  That is how I am preparing to fight Chris Algieri.  I am sacrificing everything to defeat him and produce not just a convincing victory but my most impressive performance."     

“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.

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:15:40 -0500
Ramírez y Rodela listos para batallar por el título NABF http://www.toprank.com/news/ramirez-y-rodela-listos-para-batallar-por-el-titulo-nabf/ FOTOS: Pesaje Ramírez vs. Rodela 

FRESNO, California – El ex olímpico de Estados Unidos José Ramírez, uno de los prospectos más cotizados en el boxeo mundial quedo listo para encabezar una nueva edición del programa “Solo Boxeo Tecate” que televisará Unimás desde la arena Selland de esta ciudad.

Ramírez (11-0, 8 KOs) de Avenal, California se enfrentará al experimentado David Rodela (17-9-4, 7 KOs) de Oxnard, California en el duelo estelar de la función en el cual disputaran la corona welter de la Federación Norte Americana de Boxeo (NABF).

Ambos dieron el peso. Ramírez (140.8) y Rodela (141.4)

La función que ha sido denominada “La Guerra por el Agua 3” es parte de una campaña para brindar atención a la sequía que está sufriendo en el estado de California, pero principalmente en una de las áreas de agricultura más importante del país y donde no hay agua para las cosechas y donde las gente está sufriendo como nunca antes en la historia.

“Toda mi familia nació trabajando en los campos y nuestro bien estar depende de esa cosechas y sin agua, estamos viviendo una grave crisis agricultural. Espero que esta función nos ayude a crear atención a este problema” dijo Ramírez.

En el duelo co-estelar de la función el invicto Wilkins Santiago (11-0-1, 1 KOs) se enfrentará a Michael Finney (12-1, 10 KOs) de Las Vegas, Nevada en un duelo pactado a seis giros en peso welter. Finney (151.6), Santiago (149.8).

También estará en acción el peso completo mexicano Andy Ruiz (22-0, 16 KOs) de Mexicali, Baja California, México quien se enfrentara a Kenny Lemos (12-8-2, 8 KOs) de Denver, Colorado en una duelo pactado 10 rounds en peso completo.

Varios boxeadores de Fresno también estarán acción en la función entre ellos están Danny Valdivia (4-0, 3, KOs), Luis Ambrosio (4-0-1, 3 KOs) y José López (3-0, 2 KOs).

Los boxeadores realizarán una conferencia de prensa este jueves a las 2:00 de la tarde en la Hermosa California Kitchen localizada en el 1144 E Champlain Dr. en Fresno.

El pesaje será el viernes 2:00 de la tarde en la Hermosa California Kitchen, ambos eventos están abiertos para el público.

Los boletos para esta función que tienen precios de $103, $63, $33 y $18 pueden ser adquiridos en las Taquillas de la Selland Arena. Mesas VIP para 10 personas: $1,530.

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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:03:59 -0500
10,000 Fans Expected to Watch Ramirez Fight http://www.toprank.com/news/boxing-promotions-10000-fans-expected-to-watch-ramirez-fight-saturday/ Fresno, Calif. -- "Freddie Roach shortened my big punches and sharpened my attack," USA Olympian Jose Ramirez told reporters at a press conference here today.  Ramirez, 11-0, 8 KOs, of Avenal, Ca., is taking on David Rodela, 17-9-4, 7 KOs, ox Oxnard, Ca. in the main event 'Fight For the Water 3' at the Selland Arena.

"Rodela has been in some big fights," Ramirez said. "I know what to expect when we get inside the ring."

Roach is with Manny Pacquiao in General Santos, Philippines. Marvin Somodio, who works for Roach, is coming in from the Wild Card to be in the Ramirez corner.

Local promoter and agent Rick Mirigian is expecting up to 10,000 fans to pack into the Selland Arena on Saturday night.

Ramirez vs Rodela is scheduled for eight rounds. The winner will win the NABF Junior title bout.

"I want that belt," Ramirez said today at the press conference.

Ramirez vs Rodela will be live on Top Rank's Solo Boxeo Tecate's series broadcast nationally on UniMas.

Heavyweight Andy Ruiz, 22-0, 16 KOs, of Mexico will take on Kenny Lemos, 12-8-2, 8 KOs, of Denver in a featured bout as well.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:32:23 -0500
En acción Ramirez y Valdez el 15 de noviembre en San Antonio http://www.toprank.com/news/en-accion-ramirez-y-valdez-el-15-de-noviembre-en-san-antonio/

Dos de los boxeadores mexicanos con más grande futuro estará en acción el próximo sábado 15 de noviembre en el Alamodome de San Antonio, Texas en una función que será televisada a nivel mundial por HBO Latino.

Gilberto 'Zurdo' Ramírez (29-0, 23 KOs) de Mazatlán, Sinaloa, es el clasificado número dos del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB) en peso supermediano, mientras que el dos veces Olímpico mexicano Oscar Valdez (13-0, 11 KOs) de Nogales, Sonora, México está invicto como profesional.

“Estos dos jóvenes boxeadores mexicanos tienen todo para llegar muy lejos en este deporte. Estoy seguro que Gilberto Ramírez y Oscar Valdez serán campeones mundiales, pero más allá de eso confió que será superestrellas del boxeo mundial”, dijo Bob Arum de Top Rank.

Los boletos que tiene precio de $100, $50, $35 y $25 ya están a la venta y pueden ser adquiridos en las taquillas del Alamodome, por Internet en Ticketmaster.com y por teléfono llamando al 1-800-884-3663 y también hay mesas VIP disponibles.

La función es una promoción de Top Rank, Zapari Boxing, Miguel Cotto Promotions en acción con Tecate.

Ramírez se enfrentara al experimentado Fulgencio Zúñiga (27-9-1, 24 KOs) de Barranquilla, Colombia en una duelo pactado a 10 giros en peso supermediano.

“Esta es una gran oportunidad para mí, pues San Antonio es una plaza muy importante para el boxeo y ha tenido gran historia para el boxeo mexicano. Voy a dar todo lo tenga sobre el ring para que los aficionados salgan contentos y recuerden mi nombre”, dijo Ramirez.

Valdez se medirá a Alberto Garza (26-8-1, 21 KOs) de la Ciudad de Mexico que hace poco disputo una corona mundial. Este combate está pactado a ocho giros.

“Este rival será sin lugar a dudas el mejor de mi carrera, pero estoy listos para esta clase de retos y me estaré listo para superarlo. Estoy contento de volver a San Antonio y les voy a brindar una gran pelea”, dijo Valdez.

También estarán en acción dos prospectos invictos, Ivan Najera (14-0, 8 KOs) de San Antonio, Casey Ramos (18-0, 5 KOs) de Austin, Texas y los boxeadores de la escuadra de Miguel Cotto Promotions, Janiel Rivera (12-2-2, 7 KOs) de Vega Baja, Puerto Rico y Angel Acosta (8-0, 8 KOs) de San Juan Puerto Rico.

 

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:47:47 -0500
José Ramírez va tras su primer título este sábado en 'Solo Boxeo Tecate' http://www.toprank.com/news/jose-ramirez-va-tras-su-primer-titulo-este-sabado-en-solo-boxeo-tecate/ FRESNO, California – El ex olímpico de Estados Unidos José Ramírez, uno de los prospectos más cotizados en el boxeo mundial encabezará una nueva edición del gustado programa “Solo Boxeo Tecate” que televisará Unimás este próximo sábado, 25 de octubre desde la arena Selland de esta ciudad.

Ramírez (11-0, 8 KOs) de Avenal, California se enfrentara al experimentado David Rodela (17-9-4, 7 KOs) de Oxnard, California en el duelo estelar de la función en el cual disputarán la corona welter de la Federación Norte Americana de Boxeo (NABF).

La función que ha sido denominada “La Guerra por el Agua 3” es parte de una campaña para brindar atención a la sequía que está sufriendo en el estado de California, pero principalmente en una de las áreas de agricultura más importante del país y donde no hay agua para las cosechas y donde las gente está sufriendo como nunca antes en la historia.

“Toda mi familia nació trabajando en los campos y nuestro bien estar depende de esa cosechas y sin agua, estamos viviendo una grave crisis agricultural. Espero que esta función nos ayude a crear atención a este problema” dijo Ramirez.

En el duelo co-estelar de la función el invicto Wilkins Santiago (11-0-1, 1 KOs) se enfrentara a Michael Finney (12-1, 10 KOs) de Las Vegas, Nevada en un duelo pactado a seis giros en peso welter.

También estará en acción el peso completo mexicano Andy Ruiz (22-0, 16 KOs) de Mexicali, Baja California, México quien se enfrentara a Kenny Lemos (12-8-2, 8 KOs) de Denver, Colorado en una duelo pactado 10 rounds en peso completo.

Varios boxeadores de Fresno también estarán acción en la función entre ellos están Danny Valdivia (4-0, 3, KOs), Luis Ambrosio (4-0-1, 3 KOs) y José López (3-0, 2 KOs).

Los boxeadores realizarán una conferencia de prensa este jueves a las 2:00 de la tarde en la Hermosa California Kitchen localizada en el 1144 E Champlain Dr. en Fresno.

El pesaje será el viernes 2:00 de la tarde en la Hermosa California Kitchen, ambos eventos están abiertos para el público.

Los boletos para esta función que tienen precios de $103, $63, $33 y $18 pueden ser adquiridos en las Taquillas de la Selland Arena. Mesas VIP para 10 personas: $1,530.

 

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:44:46 -0500
Listo Tim Bradley para regresar el 13 de diciembre http://www.toprank.com/news/listo-tim-bradley-para-regresar-el-13-de-diciembre/ FOTOS: Conferencia de prensa Bradley vs. Chaves

El dos veces campeón del mundo TIMOTHY "Desert Storm" BRADLEY, JRel campeón mundial interino de peso superligero de la Asociacion Mundial de Boxeo (AMB), MAURICIO "El Maestro" HERRERA y el clasificado mundial invicto JOSE BENAVIDEZ, JR., anunciaron hoy sus siguientes combates en una conferencia de prensa que se realizó en el Avalon Hollywood.

Los boxeadores estarán en acción en una función que realizara el sábado 13 de diciembre en el teatro “The Chelsea” del Cosmopolitan de Las Vegas y que será televisado por HBO.

Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) de Palm Springs, California se enfrentara al ex campeon mundial interino de peso welter Diego "La Joya" Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs) de Buenos Aires, Argentina en un duelo pactado a 12 giros en  peso welter.

“Todos saben que yo estoy listo para enfrentar a cualquier boxeador. Chaves a demostró que es un buen boxeador, se fuerte y agresivo y unos piensa que muy rudo, pero yo llegare bien preparado para cualquiera caso que pueda surgir sobre el ring”, dijo Bradley.

“Espero que sea una buena pelea y que la gente la disfrute. Pelear en el Cosmopolitan de Las Vegas será una gran experiencia y si todo sale bien, pero una tercera pelea con Pacquiao para darle fin a esa serie que está empatada”, agrego Bradley.

Herrera (21-4, 7 KOs) de Riverside, California, expondrá su corona por primera vez ante Benavidez (21-0, 15 KOs) de Phoenix, Arizona. La función es una promoción de Top Rank®, en asociación con Golden Boy Promotions y Tecate, los peleas serán televisadas por HBO en su gustado programa “World Championship Boxing®” comenzando a las 10:00 p.m. Este/Pacifico.

“Todos saben que he llegado al campeonato con mucho trabajo y no pienso dejar mi cinturón en mi primera defensa. Como siempre lo daré todo sobre el ring y buscare a toda costa la victoria”, dijo Herrera.

Aunque Benavidez no ha enfrentado a mucho boxeadores con la experiencia y la jerarquía de Herrera siente que listo para este tipo de retos.

“Quizá no haya enfrentado a los peleadores de calidad que Herrera a enfrentado en sus últimos combates, pero yo hecho guantes con grandes peleadores como Manny Pacquiao, Shane Mosley, Amir Khan y muchos más en el gimnasio”, dijo Benavidez.

“Este el momento preciso para este tipo de peleas en mi carrera. Me siento fuerte y tengo la experiencia necesaria para enfrentar a Herrera. Sera un pelea dura, pero estoy seguro que la ganare y regresare a Phoenix con el título”, dijo Benavidez.

Benavidez indico que se prepara en las montañas de Big Bear, California para esta pelea, tal y como lo hecho sus últimas tres peleas.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:50:36 -0500
Bradley to Battle Chaves Dec. 13 on HBO http://www.toprank.com/news/boxing-promotions-bradley-to-battle-chaves-dec-13-on-hbo/ LAS VEGAS, NV (October 20, 2014) -- Former two-division world champion TIMOTHY "Desert Storm" BRADLEY JR. returns to the ring where he will battle one-time interim welterweight world champion DIEGO "La Joya" CHAVES in a 12-round welterweight rumble, Saturday, December 13, inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (3708 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109).  The fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:00 p.m. EST/PST.  The telecast will open with World Boxing Association (WBA) Interim Super Lightweight World Champion MAURICIO "El Maestro" HERRERA defending his title against undefeated contender JOSE BENAVIDEZ, JR.

These four gladiators boast a combined record of 96-7 (53 KOs) -- a winning ratio of 93% with over half of those victories coming by way knockout.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Golden Boy Promotions and Tecate, tickets to the Bradley-Chaves/Herrera-Benavidez world championship event go on sale  Friday,  October 24 at 10:00 a.m. PDT.  Priced at $40, $60, $100, $125 and $150, tickets will be available for purchase at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/ or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com/.  Room/ticket packages will also be available.

"I'm excited to get back into the ring and showcase myself," Bradley told ESPN.com.  "Chaves is not that well known but the boxing fans know him. The boxing fans know that this guy can fight and that it won't be a walk in the park for me. I think it's going to be a great fight. I can't wait."

"I give Timothy Bradley all the credit in the world for coming back after his first loss to face me, especially after seeing how I hurt Brandon Rios in my last fight," said Chaves.  "We both have a lot to prove on December 13.  If Bradley thought he had it rough against Ruslan Provodnikov, wait until he collides with me."

"I'm so happy that this fight was made and I get to showcase my skills once again on a huge stage," said Herrera. "I'm coming off of one of the most important wins of my career and I plan on using that momentum to defend my title and convincingly defeat Benavidez on December 13."

"I'm obviously excited and grateful for the opportunity to fight for the title.  It's something I've worked for since I was a kid," said Benavidez.  "I know I'll be bringing the title back to Phoenix with me. I have heard Herrera is looking past me and talking about moving up in weight when he wins, and I'm sorry that I'll be disrupting those plans on December 13th." 

"Tim Bradley's return to the ring may be taking place at the end of the year but it's the beginning of a new and exciting phase of the boxing career of one of the sport's elite fighters, a man who has held a world title every year dating back to 2008," said Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank.  "Diego Chaves came so close when he faced Brandon Rios in his last fight and I anticipate seeing that same intensity and aggressiveness when he faces Tim.  This will be a war.  The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will once again be hosting boxing at the highest level on December 13 and the world will be able to watch it on HBO."  

"So much hangs in the balance for both of these fighters – Herrera’s WBA Super Lightweight World Title, Benavidez’ undefeated record and much more,” said Golden Boy Founder and President Oscar De La Hoya. “With Herrera’s straight-ahead style against Benavidez’ Olympic pedigree, we have all the makings of a fantastic fight for fans.”  

"There is no better way to present boxing fans with a pre-holiday gift than to feature the return of Timothy Bradley Jr. headlining an attractive card on World Championship Boxing, Live on HBO," said Peter Nelson, Vice President of Programming, HBO Sports. “Bradley squares off against Diego Chaves, whose in-your-face style of fighting will keep Tim on his toes the entire night. And we anticipate fireworks from the rest of the telecast action.”

Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs), from Palm Springs, Calif., a former two-division world champion who unified the junior welterweight titles twice during his previous four-year reign, returns to the ring after suffering his first professional loss, in his welterweight championship rematch against Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao last April. Before the Pacquiao rematch, Bradley posted three consecutive career-best victories.  After moving up in weight and beating Pacquiao in 2012 to capture the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown, Bradley co-starred in the Fight of the Year on  March16, 2013, winning a brutal 12-round decision over future world champion Ruslan Provodnikov though Bradley was suffering from a concussion throughout most of the fight.  In his most recent fight, on October 12, 2013, Bradley gave a virtuoso performance in defeating three-division world champion and Mexican icon Juan Manuel Márquez proving that Bradley is indeed one of boxing's elite pound for pound fighters.

Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs), from Buenos Aires, is a power puncher who stalks his opponent with only one goal -- THE KNOCKOUT! His victory by knockout ratio of 83% proves it is usually "mission accomplished" for him. Chaves made his Las Vegas debut on August 2 when he fought former world champion Brandon Rios at The Cosmopolitan.  The fight was all blood and guts as both warriors tore into each other in a foul-filled bout that ended in the ninth round with Chaves being disqualified by referee Vic Drakulich.  At the time of the stoppage, Chaves was ahead by one point on one scorecard and down one point on the other two cards.  Chaves captured the WBA interim welterweight title in 2012, knocking out defending champion Ismael El Massoudi in the second round. Chaves’ one-year title reign included a successful title defense against José Miranda, where he scored another second-round stoppage. He lost the title to Keith Thurman July 23, 2013. Chaves began 2014 with a third-round TKO of Juan Godoy on February 15. He is currently world-rated No. 7 by the WBA and No. 10 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF). 

Herrera (21-4, 7 KOs), from Riverside, Calif. and promoted by Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions, will be making the first defense of his interim world title.  He won the championship in his last fight, on July 12, dethroning Johan Perez via a majority decision in a fight that was as close as it was competitive.  It was a victory made sweeter by the fact Herrera had lost his previous title shot, against undefeated unified super lightweight world champion Danny Garcia on March 15, via a controversial majority decision that many thought Herrera had won.  Herrera's professional resume includes impressive victories over former WBO Junior Welterweight World Champion Ruslan Provodnikov and former amateur standout Mike Dallas, who had a combined record of 34-1-1 when he faced them.

Benavidez (21-0, 15 KOs), from Phoenix, AZ,  was a sensational amateur prospect, winning a Gold Medal at the 2009 National Golden Gloves Championships at the age of 16, the youngest fighter to ever win the National Golden Gloves Championships.  He turned professional one year later, at age 17, where he became the youngest professional boxer to be licensed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.  He was granted an exception (the minimum age requirement was 18) because of his exceptional talent.  After spending most of 2013 sidelined with a broken hand he has come back to win all three of his 2014 fights decisively, including a first-round TKO of Henry Auraad on July 26.  

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

For more information on The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, visit www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.  Follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cosmopolitan_lv or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thecosmopolitan.

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Bradley, Herrera & Benavidez to Hold Press Conference http://www.toprank.com/news/boxing-promotions-bradley-herrera-amp-benavidez-to-convene-in-vegas/ WHAT: Former Two-division World Champion TIMOTHY "Desert Storm" BRADLEY, JR., World Boxing Association (WBA) Interim Super Lightweight World Champion MAURICIO "El Maestro" HERRERA and undefeated contender JOSE BENAVIDEZ, JR. will host a Los Angeles press conference luncheon.

WHO: Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley, Jr.
Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera
Jose Benavidez, Jr.
Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum
Todd duBoef of Top Rank
Eric Gomez of Golden Boy Promotions

WHEN: Monday, October 20
Noon: Media call time
12:30 p.m.: Press conference begins

WHERE: Avalon Hollywood
1735 Vine St. – between Hollywood Blvd. and Yucca St.
Hollywood, Calif. 90028 **Limited complimentary media parking will be available next door at the Redbury Hotel (1717 Vine St).  Please mention that you are attending the Top Rank Press Conference to avoid being charged.**

MEDIA: Media are encouraged to attend and take photos and video. Media may report at noonwith the press conference beginning at 12:30 p.m. PDT.

ABOUT: The three fighters will be discussing their upcoming fights, which will headline an exciting boxing event on Saturday, Dec. 13 at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs), of Palm Springs, California, will be making his ring comeback against one-time interim world champion Diego "La Joya" Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs), of Buenos Aires, in a 12-round welterweight rumble. Herrera (21-4, 7 KOs), of Riverside, California, will be making his first title defense, against Benavidez (21-0, 15 KOs), of Phoenix, Arizona. Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Golden Boy Promotions and Tecate, both fights will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

For fight updates go to www.toprank.com, www.goldenboypromotions.com, or www.hbo.com/boxing,on Facebook at facebook.com/trboxing, facebook.com/trboxeo, www.facebook.com/goldenboyboxing or facebook.com/hboboxing, and on Twitter at twitter.com/trboxing, twitter.com/trboxeo, www.twitter.com/goldenboyboxing or twitter.com/hboboxing.

For more information on The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, visit www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com. Follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cosmopolitan_lv or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thecosmopolitan.

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Donaire y Walters batallarán este sábado por el cinturón Pluma AMB http://www.toprank.com/news/donaire-y-walters-batallaran-este-sabado-por-el-cinturon-pluma-amb/ Dos de los mejores pesos plumas del mundo, NONITO “The Filipino Flash” DONAIRE y el invicto NICHOLAS “The Axe Man” WALTERS disputaran el campeonato mundial absoluto de peso pluma de la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo (AMB) este sábado 18 de octubre en el StubHub Center de Carson, California en la misma función en la cual Gennady Golovkin expondrá su corona de peso mediano de la AMB ante el mexicano Marco Antonio Rubio, monarca interino de peso mediando del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB), ambos combates serán televisados en vivo por HBO en su gustado programa “World Championship Boxing” iniciando a las 7:00 de la noche (hora local).

El combate entre Donaire y Walters es promovido por Top Rank Inc., mientras que el duelo Golovkin vs Rubio es una promoción de K2 Promotions  y GGG Promotions en asociación con Promociones Del Pueblo.

Donaire y Walters tienen un record combinado de 57-2 con 41 KOs, ha ganado el 97% de sus peleas y han ganado 72% de sus peleas por nocaut. Donaire es el super campeón de la AMB, mientras que Walters es el monarca regular del mismo organismo.  

Donaire (33-2, 21 KOs) oriundo de General Santos City en  las Filipinas, pero hoy dia residente de Las Vegas, Nevada, ha sido reconocido como uno los mejores boxeadores libra por libra del mundo por varios años y el 2012 fue reconocido como el mejor boxeador del mundo.

El astro filipino conquistó el Super campeonato de peso pluma de la AMB el pasado 31 de Mayo en Macao China cuando derroto por decisión técnica a Simphiwe Vetyeka. En el 2012 Donaire logro cuatro triunfos de gran calidad en peleas de campeonato mundial.

En febrero del 2012, capturó el campeonato supergallo de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) al derrotar a Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., y lo defendió exitosamente en Carson, California en dos ocasiones ante Jeffrey Mathebula y Toshiaki Nishioka y cerro el año co un espectacular triunfo sobre el astro mexicano Jorge “Travieso” Arce en Diciembre.

Walters (24-0, 20 KOs) de Montego Bay, Jamaica, ha ganado 10 de sus últimas 11 peleas por nocaut. El jamaiquino conquisto el campeonato regular de la AMB al noquear a Daulis Prescott el 12 de diciembre del 2012.

El fuerte ponchador ha hecho dos exitosas defensas de su corona en Diciembre del 2012 en Houston noqueo al Mexicano Alberto Garza en cuatro asaltos y el pasado 31 de mayo en Macao, China fulmino al dos veces campeón del mundo Vic Darchinyan en cinco asaltos.

Los boletos tiene precio de $210, $105, $53 y $27, más costo de servicios ya estan disponibles y pueden ser adquiridos por Internet visitando la página: www.AXS.com, por teléfono llamando al 888-9AXS-TIX (888-929-7849) y en www.StubHubCenter.com.

 

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