Friday, September 20, 2013

Andre Ward Announces his Next Fight

Andre Ward Getting Back in the Ring

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"THE RETURN" 

Andre Ward Risks 
WBA Super Middleweight Title 
Against Undefeated Edwin Rodriguez 
on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 
Citizens Business Bank Arena 
in Ontario, CA
Televised Live on HBO®

SHERMAN OAKS, CA (September 20, 2013) - Following slightly more than a year's absence from the ring due to injury, Bay Area hero, 2004 U.S. Olympic gold medalist and current WBA and Ring Magazine World Super Middleweight Champion, Andre "S.O.G." Ward makes his highly anticipated return to the ring defending his title against Edwin Rodriguez on Saturday, November 16 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA.

Simply and appropriately billed as "The Return," Ward (26-0, 13 KOs) will risk his title against the undefeated Rodriguez (24-0, 16 KOs) in the scheduled 12-round World Championship main event which will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.   

Tickets are priced at $200, $125, $75, $50 and $25 (parking included with purchase) and will be available at Citizens Business Bank Arena Box Office or online at AXS.com or by calling AXS at 888-929-7849 starting on Friday, September 27.  For more information, please visit www.CBBankArena.com.

Following last year's 10th-round destruction of then-WBC Light Heavyweight titleholder Chad Dawson in his biggest and most impressive defense of both his WBA and WBC belts in his hometown of Oakland on September 8, Ward was scheduled to take on former WBC/WBO Middleweight Champion Kelly Pavlik back in January.  However, the bout had to be scrapped because Ward required surgery to an injured right shoulder, keeping Ward out of the ring for over 12 months and costing him an intriguing fight and sending Pavlik into retirement.  

With Ward's Super-Six Tournament demolition through the 168-pound division against the likes of Mikkel Kessler, Arthur Abraham, Allan Green, Sakio Bika and Carl Froch, Ward now puts his attention toward the currently ranked #1 WBC, #3 WBA, IBF and WBO Rodriguez.  

"I'm excited to get back in the ring on November 16," stated the champion Ward. "The opponent is Edwin Rodriguez. He's a young, hungry, undefeated fighter who doesn't believe he can lose and it's my job to change his mind. I think he and his team feel like they are going to catch me slipping coming off of surgery and the layoff. I try to live like a champion.  I stay in the gym, eat well, and don't abuse my body and this rest that I got was needed. I don't feel like the layoff will hurt me, I feel like it will help me. It allowed me to rest mentally and physically, and I want to show the fans on November 16 that I'm better than I was before I left." 

So now the 29-year old Ward can't wait to make his return against the Dominican-born super middleweight, who now lives in Worcester, Mass.  Having made a huge statement in his last bout stopping Denis Grachev in the first round in Monte Carlo, France winning the "Monaco Million Dollar Super Four Tournament" - Rodriguez, 28, will be fighting for the first time in California.  In his most recent outing, the undefeated Rodriguez known as "La Bomba, " handled Grachev from the opening bell. The normally durable Grachev went down twice in the first round and was taking further punishment when referee Stanley Christodoulou stepped in to stop the one-sided bout.  Grachev was coming off impressive wins over highly-touted Californian Ismayl Sillakh, and also ended former champion Zsolt Erdei's undefeated run. With the victory, the DiBella-promoted Rodriguez has propelled his name toward the top of the 168-pound division targeting Ward in the process. 

"Vince Lombardi once said, 'Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man.  But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.' On November 16th, I know I will win," stated Edwin Rodriguez.

"I commend Andre Ward for accepting a huge challenge after an injury and layoff.  On November 16th, he will wish he didn't when he gets La-Bombed by La Bomba," said longtime promoter Lou DiBella.

Some strong words from the #1 world-rated Rodriguez proclaiming the demise of the #2 pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

Ward probably summed it up best, "You have a young fighter in Edwin Rodriguez that feels like it's his time. You have a young veteran in myself that feels like it's still my time, and those ingredients will make for a blockbuster fight on November 16 on HBO." 

All other bouts will be announced shortly.  Doors open at 3 p.m. with the first undercard fight set at 3:15 p.m.    

The event is promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions in association with S.O.G. Promotions.  The Ward-Rodriguez bout is presented in association with DiBella Entertainment and sponsored by Morongo Casino Resort Spa and the City of Ontario.

"We are proud to be a sponsor to this great boxing event featuring WBA and Ring Magazine Supermiddleweight World Champion Andre Ward," stated Morongo Casino Resort Spa General Manager, David Brents.

For more information on Goossen Tutor Promotions, including exclusive behind-the-scenes videos and photos, visit www.goossentutor.com. For information on DiBella Entertainment visit www.dbe1.com. Follow HBO Boxing news at www.hbo.com/boxing, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hboboxing and on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/hboboxing. Join the conversation by using the Hashtag #WardRodriguez on Twitter.

Citizens Business Bank Arena, built and owned by the City of Ontario, operated by AEG Facilities, includes 9,500 fixed seats with additional "portable" seating risers to accommodate capacities of 11,089 for concerts, 9,736 for ice hockey and 10,832 for basketball. The Arena is home to Ontario Reign, an ECHL Premier AA Hockey Team.  The venue is the biggest and most modern arena within the Inland Empire, an area with over 4.1 million people. It is located in the City of Ontario, on a 37-acre parcel located between Haven Avenue and Milliken Avenue, Fourth Street and the I-10 Freeway.  

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Judge who scored Mayweather vs Canelo a draw steps aside

If we needed a reason for the Boxing Fight Night App it was apparent on Saturday as Floyd Mayweather easily defeated Canelo Alvarez but Judge CJ Ross unbelievably scored it a draw.

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http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/9688631/cj-ross-steps-scoring-mayweather-alvarez-fight-draws-controversy

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Mayweather vs Canelo Pre Fight Picks

The final numbers are in

53% picked Mayweather
46% picked Canelo

40% picked Mayweather by decision
31% picked Canelo by KO

Now score the fight Live!

This isn't Big? JACK is Here!!!!!!

Here's Johnny!!!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Mayweather vs Canelo Preview

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Full Undercard for the Mayweather vs Canelo Event

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FULL NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD FOR "THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO" ANNOUNCED

FIVE ACTION PACKED BOUTS COMPLETE CARD FOR BOXING'S BIGGEST EVENT TAKING PLACE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 AT THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 10, 2013) -- Eight-Time, Five-Division World Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Unified Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez are primed and ready for the biggest fight of 2013 on Saturday, September 14. Bbefore these two mega stars step into the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for "THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO" on SHOWTIME PPV®, boxing's next generation of stars will take to the sport's biggest and brightest stage to show the world what they are made.

Competing in non-televised bouts will be Las Vegas talents, Luis "Cuba" Arias, Ronald "The Thrill" Gavril, Lanell Bellows and Andrew "Beast" Tabiti, as well as Ohio standout Chris "Sweet" Pearson.

"The fighters we have on this card are some of the most exciting and talented in the sport today," said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. "Before Floyd and Canelo get into the ring, these up and comers are going to fight their hearts out and show why we'll be seeing a lot more of them in the coming years."

"Saturday night's fight card is going to be electric from start to finish," said Oscar De La Hoya, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "Giving these young fighters the opportunity to showcase their talent on this monstrous card is what being a promoter is all about - giving the future of the sport a chance to become stars."

Owner of a 140-25 amateur record, Luis Arias (6-0, 3 KO's) is making his name known in the super middleweight division and he is doing so in an impressive style. Coming off of victories over DonYil Livingston and Latif Mundy, the 23-year-old Milwaukee native will meet an opponent to be announced in a six-round bout.

Romania native Ronald Gavril (6-0, 5 KO's) has made a positive impression on fight fans since relocating to Las Vegas in May of 2012, winning four straight bouts to improve to 6-0 as a professional. In August, the 27-year-old knocked out Dave Courchaine in two rounds. On September 14, he will take on Flint, Michigan's Shujaa El Amin (12-4, 6 KO's), who was formerly known as Dion Savage, in an eight-round super middleweight bout.

Dayton, Ohio's Chris Pearson (11-0, 8 KO's) is back in the ring to face Westerly, Rhode Island's Joshua Williams (9-5, 5 KO's) in an eight-round middleweight matchup. It will be the first fight for Pearson since his sixth-round technical knockout of Arturo Crespin on July 19 that kept him unbeaten and continued building his reputation as a fighter to watch at 160 pounds.

Opening evening will be two four-round matchups featuring super middleweight Lanell Bellows (5-0-1, 4 KO's) against Logan, West Virginia's Jordan Moore (3-0) and cruiserweight Andrew Tabiti (1-0, 1 KO) against Nskayumn, New York's Edward Smith (1-0).

"THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO," a 12-round fight for Canelo's WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine Super Welterweight World Championships and Mayweather's WBA Super Welterweight Super World Championship taking place Saturday, Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona, O'Reilly Auto Parts, AT&T, Valvoline, Mexico Tourism, Fred Loya Insurance and Nature Nutrition. In the 12-round co-featured attraction, WBC, WBA Super and Ring Magazine Super Lightweight World Champion Danny Garcia and thunderous puncher WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Lucas Matthysse square off in a fight presented in association with Swift Promotions and Arano Box Promotions. Also, Ishe Smith vs. Carlos Molina square off in a 12-round battle for Smith's IBF Junior Middleweight World Title which is promoted in association with Warriors Boxing.  Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and the first fight begins at 3:00 p.m. The opening bout on SHOWTIME PPV features a 10-round welterweight showdown between Pablo Cesar Cano and Ashley Theophane. The mega-event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The event can be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP).

Less than 24 hours after going on sale in June, the event was sold out, but six MGM Resorts properties will host live closed circuit telecasts of "THE ONE." Properties showcasing the event include ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo and New York-New York. General admission tickets for the closed circuit telecasts are priced at $100, not including handling fees, and are available for purchase at each individual property's box office outlets and also are available for purchase by phone with a major credit card at 866-799-7711. Closed circuit ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. Tickets also are available through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. "THE ONE" will also be broadcast on nearly 550 select movie theaters across the country. Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013



SHOWTIME® Sports will offer live streams for all fight week events in advance of “THE ONE: MAYWEATHER vs. CANELO” mega-event on Saturday, Sept. 14 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., live on SHOWTIME PPV®.

Eight-time, five-division World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather will square off with Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez in the main event of one of the biggest sporting events of the year.  Canelo’s WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine Super Welterweight World Championships and Mayweather’s WBA Super Welterweight Super World Championship will be at stake in the most significant boxing showdown in recent memory. 

In the co-feature, Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia will defend his WBC, WBA Super and Ring Magazine Super Lightweight World Titles against power-punching WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Lucas “The Machine” Matthysse.


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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Arreola Scores 1st RD KO over Seth Mitchell

Chris Arreola said he is his own worst enemy but he proved tonight that with good training he can compete with the best that the Heavyweight division has to offer as he knocked out Seth Mitchell in the First round Live on Showtime. Arreola looked to be in much better shape than he has been in the past and all his hard work paid off as did his experience. Once he had Mitchell hurt, he ponced on him and wouldn't give him any time to recover finally forcing the fight to be stopped as Mitchell couldn't properly defend himself. Arreola boosts his record to 36-3 with 31 KO's.

Mitchell vs. Arreola Tonight on Showtime

Tonight the big boys are going toe to toe!  Could this be the fight we are looking for?  I think the fans will be impressed with these two warriors.  Arreola said, "If I lose this fight I might retire".

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