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Undercard for July 12th Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara Clash Announced

by on May.28, 2014, under Boxing News

‘Honor and Glory’ Showtime PPV Event Stacked with Abner Mares vs. Jonathan Oquendo for WBO International Super Featherweight Title, Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Francisco Vargas for Interim WBA Jr. Welterweight Title and Johan Perez vs. Mauricio Herrera!




LAS VEGAS, May 27, 2014 — The hottest fight of the summer of 2014 deserves a sizzling undercard, and Golden Boy Promotions and SHOWTIME PPV are pleased to announce the three bouts that will support the main event featuring Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara on Saturday, July 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

In the co-main event, former three-division world champion Abner Mares returns to face Puerto Rico’s Jonathan Oquendo in a 10-round featherweight bout. In the SHOWTIME PPV opening bout, Johan Perez defends his interim WBA Junior Welterweight World Championship against Mauricio Herrera in s 12-round match up. (continue reading…)

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Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara Press Tour Finale in Puerto Rico Quotes

by on May.11, 2014, under Boxing News, Press Releases

HONOR & GLORY: 154-Pound Showdown Saturday, July 12, From MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Live on SHOWTIME PPV®

May 9, 2014 –


“Thank you all. Yesterday we arrived and the reception we got showed the quality of people you are, and I am very pleased.

“I’ve heard a lot about Puerto Rico. I’ve always wanted to come; that’s why I decided that we make a stop here during the press tour. (continue reading…)

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Unbeaten Heavyweight Deontay Wilder Destroys Former World Champion Sergei Liakhovich in First Round for 29th Straight KO Victory

by on Aug.10, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Francisco Vargas Remains Unbeaten With Impressive 10-Round Decision Over Previously Unbeaten Brandon Bennett, Jermall Charlo Improves To 15-0 With Second-Round Knockout Over World-Ranked Antwone Smith; Replay Is Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME EXTREME

INDIO, CA, August 10, 2013 — Undefeated Deontay Wilder saystwo prayersin his dressing room before a fight. One is a team prayer. The other, he says, is for his opponent.

“I know I’m blessed with God-given power,” he said after destroying former world heavyweight champion Sergei Liakhovich in Friday’s main event on ShoBox: The New Generation from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. “After our team prayer, I always pray that I don’t hurt the guy I’m fighting, that if he has a family he will be OK enough afterward to continue to provide for them.” (continue reading…)

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Undefeated Deontay Wilder Faces Former Heavyweight Champion Sergei Liakhovich in Shobox: The New Generation Main Event Friday, August 9, Live on SHOWTIME® from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California

by on Aug.09, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Tripleheader Features Two Outstanding 10-Round Co-Featured Fights – Francisco Vargas vs. Brandon Bennett and Jermall Charlo vs. Antwone Smith

Telecast Begins at 10 p.m. ET/PT

NEW YORK, August 7, 2013 — Undefeated heavyweight Deontay Wilder, most would agree, is a work in progress. He’s not your typical work in progress, however — unless you consider his record of 28-0 with 28 knockouts run of the mill.

Still, the question on most everyone’s mind: Does the former amateur standout and the last male American to medal in the Olympic Games possess the skills and talent to one day became a world champion? (continue reading…)

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Francisco Vargas and Jose Aguiniga Set for Battle on May 3 for the NABF Super Featherweight Title in the Main Event When Boxing Returnss to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

by on Mar.28, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

LAS VEGAS, NV, March 27, 2013 — Kicking off the Cinco de Mayo celebration and a weekend of legendary boxing, all eyes will be on the battle waged between unbeaten contenders Francisco Vargas and Jose Aguiniga when they collide at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday, May 3 for the vacant NABF Super Featherweight title. On the eve of the world-recognized event Mayweather vs. Guerrero, the 10-round championship bout pitting 2008 Olympian Vargas against 33-0 Aguiniga is destined to shake up the 130-pound division. The event will be televised on FOX Sports Networks, FOX Deportes and FUEL TV. Plus, 2012 United States Olympian Errol Spence Jr. makes his second professional appearance in Las Vegas in a six-round welterweight bout and fellow 2012 United States Olympian Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr. returns for his second fight at The Cosmopolitan in a six-round junior featherweight tilt.


The exhilarating night of boxing action is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions and sponsored by Corona. Taking place in The Chelsea, doors open at 6:00 p.m. PT on fight night and the first bell rings at 6:30 p.m. PT. The FOX Sports Networks and FOX Deportes bi-lingual simulcast will air live at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT. FUEL TV will rebroadcast the fight on a date to be announced. (continue reading…)

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