Tag: Saul Alvarez
By Juan C. Ayllon
CLEARWATER, FL, December 26, 2012 – Going into his step-up bout against Carlos Quintana, insiders said that this was a 50-50 proposition at best. It was November 24, 2012 The venue was the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, California, and their bout was being televised by HBO. Possessing a record of 29 wins, three losses and 23 knockouts, Quintana handed Joel Julio and Paul Williams, who were 27-0 and 33-0, respectively, their first losses and won the WBO Welterweight title in the latter bout. Williams regained his championship with a first round blowout four months later in June 2008, and subsequently WBC Welterweight champ Andre Berto halted Quintana in April 2010. Now 36, Quintana – who’d also been stopped by Miguel Cotto in 2006 – was being kicked to the curb. Thus, it came as some surprise when he stopped the hard-punching 27 year-old contender Deandre Latimore in May.
Thurman had a stellar amateur career (posting 101 wins, 76 KO’s, six National Championships and a loss to Demetrius Andrade at the 2008 US Olympic Trials that netted him the Silver Medal), yet he remained largely untested as a professional with at 18-0 with 17 knockouts. Trained by Ronald “Winky” Wright’s former trainer, Dan Birmingham, he’s looking promising. In a televised bout in July, he stopped Orlando Lora (29-2-2, 19 KO’s), a battler who’d been halted only once by rugged contender “King” David Estrada in 2010 and went the distance when he lost to current WBA Welterweight champion Paul Malignaggi in November 2011. Nevertheless, in Carlos Quintana, Thurman faces a much steeper challenge. (continue reading…)
“Knockout Kings” Reign Supreme on Celebrated Mexican Independence Day Holiday Weekend in Unparalled Quadruple-Header
Unforgettable Night of Boxing to Be Headlined by Mexican Superstar Canelo Alvarez Facing Breakout Star Josesito Lopez for the WBC Super Welterweight World Championship on September 15 at MGM Grand Live on SHOWTIME®; WBC Featherweight World Champion Jhonny Gonzalez to Take on Former World Champion Daniel Ponce de Leon
LOS ANGELES, CA, July 11, 2012 — Mexican Independence Day weekend will come alive in one-of-a-kind fashion on Saturday, September 15 when “Knockout Kings” featuring undefeated Mexican sensation Canelo Alvarez taking on boxing’s breakout star and upset-minded Josesito Lopez for Canelo’s World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Welterweight World Championship, takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, live on SHOWTIME. Fans can expect fireworks all night long with the unparalleled quadruple-header, which also features WBC Featherweight World Champion Jhonny Gonzalez defending his title against former World Champion Daniel Ponce De Leon.
“Knockout Kings,” a tremendous evening of pure Mexican power and pride, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions and Thompson Boxing Promotions and sponsored by Corona, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. The quadruple-header will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. and will be televised live on SHOWTIME. Additional co-featured fights will be announced soon. (continue reading…)
Floyd Mayweather; Eight-Time and Five-Division World Champion
“Tonight we gave the fans what they wanted to see. We matched the best with the best. Cotto was a very tough competitor and he won some rounds. He pushed me to the limits and this is what it’s all about.
“Miguel Cotto fought his ass off tonight and I want to congratulate him and his team. (continue reading…)
CANELO ALVAREZ VS. SUGAR SHANE MOSLEY; JESSIE VARGAS VS. STEVE FORBES; DEANDRE LATIMORE VS. CARLOS QUINTANA; OMAR FIGUEROA VS. ROBBIE CANNON; KEITH THURMAN VS. BRANDON HOSKINS
Canelo Alvarez, WBC Super Welterweight World Champion
“I can only say good things about Sugar Shane Mosley. He is a great champion, but I have trained hard for this fight and I feel that I am going to win it. It’s going to be a victory for all of Mexico.
“Mosley is a great fighter and despite his age, he has taken very good care of his body. (continue reading…)
AT&T U-Verse to Broadcast a Special Classics Show Featuring De La Hoya vs. Mayorga, Alvarez vs. Cotto and Alvarez vs. Baldomir on November 25
LOS ANGELES, CA, November 21, 2011 – On Friday, November 25, the night before WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez defends his crown against former World Champion Kermit “The Killer” Cintron in a fight that will be televised live on HBO’s Boxing After Dark from Mexico City, AT&T U-Verse®viewers will get the opportunity to not only view two of the undefeated Mexican star’s most exciting bouts, but will also revisit the classic battle between Alvarez’ promoter and boxing legend Oscar de la Hoya and Ricardo Mayorga. The special classics show “‘Golden Boy Presents’ A Living Legend & Today’s Star…Oscar de la Hoya and Canelo Alvarez” will be broadcast exclusively on AT&T U-verse at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT and 12:00am ET/9:00pm PT.
The Thanksgiving weekend “Classics” triple-header will be available on AT&T* across two screens to AT&T U-verse members. The U-verse broadcasts will air on AT&T U-verse® TV and U-verse Online at www.att.net/boxeo. (continue reading…)