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Erik Morales and Lucas Matthysse Media Conference Call Transcript

by on Aug.22, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

August 19, 2011

Richard Schaefer       

We are very excited to have these two great fighters on the call today for Star Power.   A little bit over four weeks to go.  I can’t wait.  It clearly is one of the most entertaining cards I can remember having ever been put together; really exciting fights in the ring, three of which for world titles, and then the opening bout with Jesse Vargas and Josesito Lopez.  A little over four weeks to go and really we’re counting the days here.  I know so are those two fighters. 

The fight we’re talking about today, Morales vs. Lucas Matthysse, is a 12-round world title fight for the vacant WBC Super Lightweight Championship.  It’s promoted in association with Erik Morales’ boxing promotion business, Box Latino Promotions; and Mario Arano Box Promotion, who is our partner and co-promoter for Lucas Matthysse.  I want to thank Mario for getting this fight done and we are really excited about the match up. (continue reading…)

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“Star Power: Mayweather vs. Ortiz” Undercard Press Tour Quotes

by on Aug.06, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Star-Studded Fight Card Completed with Addition of Erik Morales vs. Lucas Matthysse and Jessie Vargas vs. Josesito Lopez

 
665(Left to Right) Undefeated super lightweight contender Jessie Vargas, Five Time & Three Division World Champion Erik Morales and super lightweight contender Josesito Lopez pose on August 3, 2011 in Los Angeles, California at the press conference to officially announce their September 17, 2011 fights in which Morales will face Lucas Matthysse for the vacant WBC Super Lightweight World Title and Vargas will face Lopez, both of which will be televised live on HBO Pay-Per-View as part of the “STAR POWER: Mayweather vs. Ortiz” mega-event taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 
666(Left to Right) Five Time & Three Division World Champion Erik Morales, NFL Quarterback Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys and undefeated super lightweight contender Jessie Vargas pose on August 4, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas prior to a press conference to officially announce Morales’ and Vargas’ September 17, 2011fight against super lightweight contender Lucas Matthysse for the vacant WBC Super Lightweight World Championship which will be televised live on HBO Pay-Per-View as part of the “STAR POWER: Mayweather vs. Ortiz” mega-event taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

ERIK MORALES, Five-Time and Three Division World Champion

“When we were first talking about this fight, we were talking about an opponent who wasn’t easy, but not as difficult as Lucas Matthysse.

“I have seen a lot of comments on Facebook…people saying I am crazy, and I want to confirm that I am crazy. I am crazy about what I do. (continue reading…)

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Erik Morales vs. Lucas Matthysse and Jessie Vargas vs. Josesito Lopez Added to ‘Star Power: Mayweather vs. Ortiz’ Fight Card September 17

by on Aug.03, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

The Biggest Night in the Boxing Universe, ‘Star Power Lives Up to Its Name as Pay-Per-View Extravaganza Includes Three Title Fights from Two Site in One Night

LOS ANGELES, CA, August 3, 2011 — The “STAR POWER: Mayweather vs. Ortiz” pay-per-view telecast is now complete with four star-studded fights from two sites all taking place Saturday, September 17 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions announced today that Erik Morales vs. Lucas Matthysse and Jessie Vargas vs. Josesito Lopez have been added to the mega-event, which is being produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.

The out-of-this-world night of boxing will kick-off with a super lightweight bout featuring undefeated rising star Vargas in his HBO Pay-Per-View debut against hard-hitting Lopez, followed by the first of the night’s three world title fights as Mexican boxing legend Morales will face power punching Argentine Matthysse for the WBC Super Lightweight World Championship. The pay-per-view telecast will then go live to STAPLES Center in Los Angeles with Mexican boxing phenom Canelo Alvarez taking on Alfonso Gomez for the WBC Super Welterweight World Championship, followed by the main event welterweight championship mega-fight, Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz, live from Las Vegas. (continue reading…)

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Rising Mexican Star Saul ‘Canelo’Alvarez Picks Fellow Countryman Erik Morales to Win this Saturday in Battle Against Marcos Maidana

by on Apr.09, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

“I believe Morales will do it again”

LAS VEGAS, NV, April 8 — Undefeated Mexican phenom Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (36-0-1, 26 KOs) is coming out swinging, this time on the side of countryman Erik “El Terrible” Morales (51-6, 35 KO’s).  Alvarezis convincedthat thelegendary Six-Time and Three-Division World Champion Morales will be victorious when he steps into the ring against former World Champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana (29-2, 27 KO’s) in this Saturday’s HBO Pay-Per-View® main event taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. 

“It will be a battle between Morales and Maidana, but I know Morales will win the fight,” said Alvarez.  “This is a very difficult fight, but Morales definitely has the skills and experience to give Maidana a fight he has never experienced before.  I know the spirit of the Mexican fighter and Morales is the best example of that spirit and style.  It will be too much for Maidana in the end.” (continue reading…)

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Erik Morales and Marcos Maidana Conference Call Transcript

by on Apr.02, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Kelly Swanson

April 1, 2011 — Thanks everybody for joining us.  We are but almost a week away leading up to a terrific show.  That, of course, is Érik Morales versus Marcos Maidana in the main event of the April 9th Action Heroes HBO pay-per-view and presented by Golden Boy Promotions.  As you saw from your press conference call alert we have both fighters with us.  We’ve switched the order a little bit because Marcos Maidana is ready now. 

Before we get to Marcos, I’d like to introduce on the call is Dave Itskowitch, the Chief Operating Officer of Golden Boy Promotions, and also Eric Gomez, who’s Vice President, Matchmaker, Golden Boy Promotions, and who will be our interpreter.  As most of you know for these calls, please be patient because if we have a reporter asking in Spanish, Eric will be kind enough to translate back to English and then in the opposite for when we have an English speaking reporter asking the question. (continue reading…)

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