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Collazo Dedicates Fight vs. Ortiz to Genatt & Nephcure Foundation

by on Jan.17, 2014, under Boxing News

 

Luis Collazo, shown here at left en route to stopping Miguel Angel Gonzales in 2006 (photo by Tom Glunz)

Luis Collazo, shown here at left en route to stopping Miguel Angel Gonzales in 2006 (photo by Tom Glunz)

BROOKLYN, NY (Jan. 16, 2014)– Brooklyn-born former WBA Welterweight World Champion Luis Collazo is dedicating his crucial January 30 fight for the WBA International Welterweight title against former World Champion and crossover star “Vicious” Victor Ortiz to The NephCure Foundation, a kidney disease non-profit with which he has a special connection.

The two-time New York City Golden Gloves Champion (34-5-3, 17 KO’s), now a 32-year-old veteran hunting another world title opportunity, will wear www.NephCure.org on his robe and trunks for the main event of the Thursday, Jan. 30 show live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes in honor of 15-year-old Allie Genatt, who suffers from the incurable kidney disease FSGS. Genatt, who underwent a kidney transplant at age 11, lives in Brookville, Long Island and is a prime mover in advocating for more research to find better treatments and a cure for her affliction. (continue reading…)

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“Vicious” Victor Ortiz Returns to the Ring to Face Hometown Favorite Luis Collazo in a Battle of Former World Champions for the WBA International Welterweight Title on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes from Barclays Center on Thursday, January 30, 2014

by on Dec.08, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Plus, Eddie Gomez and Daquan Arnett Square Off in a Battle of 154-Pound Unbeatens

BROOKLYN, N.Y., December 7, 2013 —  Golden Boy Promotions has teamed up with FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes to return to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 with one of best matchups the network has seen thus far when former World Champions “Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Brooklyn’s own Luis Collazo collide in a pivotal showdown for the WBA International Welterweight title. In the 10-round co-main event, New York phenom Eddie “E-Boy” Gomez will meet top Florida prospect Daquan “King” Arnett in a clash of junior middleweight unbeatens.

“I’ve got a lot of friends and fans in New York and I’m excited about fighting at Barclays Center for the first time,” said Ortiz. “This is a big fight for me. I missed being in the ring and even though Collazo will be a tough challenge, I’m going to win in spectacular fashion.” (continue reading…)

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Danger Zone: WBA Welterweight World Champion Adrien Broner to Defend his Title Against Former World Champion Marcos Maidana on December 14 Live on Showtime from the Alamodome in San Antonio

by on Nov.02, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Interim WBA Welterweight Champion Keith Thurman Defends His Title Against Jesus Soto Karass, WBC Super Bantamweight Champion Leo Santa Cruz Faces Cesar Seda, WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Beibut Shumenov Takes on Tamas Kovacs, Plus! The Much Anticipated Ring Return of Victor Ortiz

SAN ANTONIO, TX, October 31, 2013 — WBA Welterweight Champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and former WBA Junior Welterweight Champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana are no strangers to facing the most feared competitors in the sport of boxing. On Saturday, Dec. 14, in a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® mega-bout to air live from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, the bold and brash Broner and the punching powerhouse Maidana will enter the DANGER ZONE like never before, with “The Problem” defending his title against the Argentine knockout artist determined to wrap championship gold around his waist once again.

Who will emerge from the DANGER ZONE unscathed? Will it be the fast and precise Broner or the aggressive and powerful Maidana? The world will find out on Dec. 14. (continue reading…)

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Adrien Broner, Marcos Maidana and the Danger Zone Fighters Meet the Press at the Alamodome

by on Nov.02, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

LIVE ON SATURDAY, DEC. 14 at 8p ET/5p PT; Tickets From $10 On Sale Now!

SAN ANTONIO, TX, October 31, 2013 — An enthusiastic crowd of hundreds of boxing fans turned out for an to the public press conference on the floor of the Alamodome today as Golden Boy Promotions formally announced DANGER ZONE, a blockbuster event headlined by a highly anticipated matchup between undefeated WBA Welterweight Champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and former WBA Junior Welterweight Champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana live on SHOWTIME® (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) on Saturday, Dec. 14.

The 12-rounder between rising superstar Broner (27-0, 22 KO’s), of Cincinnati, and the always-dangerous, hard-hitting Maidana (34-3, 31 KO’s), of Margarita, Santa Fe, Argentina, tops a stacked fight card to close out what has been a record-breaking year on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®. (continue reading…)

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Victor Ortiz, Josesito Lopez, Humberto Soto and Lucas Matthysse Are Confident and Ready to Go: Final Press Conference Quotes

by on Jun.22, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

‘Ortiz vs. Lopez’ This Saturday, June 23 From STAPLES Center In Los Angeles At 9 p.m. ET/PT (Delayed on the West Coast), Live on SHOWTIME®

LOS ANGELES, CA, June 21, 2012 — The final press conference for one of the most oft-discussed fight cards of the year – “Ortiz vs. Lopez” taking place this Saturday, June 23 and televised live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from STAPLES Center – took place Thursday before boxing media and fans, who turned out for the free-to-the-public event.

With much at stake, popular former World Champion Victor Ortiz (29-3-2, 22 KO’s), of Ventura, Calif., will take on former NABF Champion Josesito Lopez (29-4, 17 KO’s), of Riverside, Calif., for the vacant WBC Silver Welterweight Championship in Saturday’s 12-round main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING. (continue reading…)

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