DIRECTV, líder en televisión satelital, y Universal Promotions presentaron a la fanaticada una velada boxística de calidad mundial, esto como parte de la extraordinaria serie ‘Noche de Campeones DIRECTV’ la cual se celebró en el Auditorio Juan ‘Pachín’ Vicéns de Ponce.
El combate estelar fue una emocionante revancha entre el campeón FEDECENTRO súper gallo de la AMB, Jesús Rojas, (21-1-1, 15KO’s), y el púgil mexicano José Ángel Beranza.
Rojas pudo vengar su única derrota y dominó a Beranza, quien vino a batallar de campana a campana. El mexicano mostró resistencia durante diez asaltos, pero el boxeo inteligente del boricua superó la gallardía del azteca.
La votación de los jueces fue unánime para el cagüeño: 97-93, 99-91 y 98-92.
“Me siento bien contento con la victoria. Gracias a Dios pudimos salir con la mano en alto. Beranza es un rival fuerte y muy incómodo, pero pudimos hacer el trabajo y vengar lo que fue mi única derrota. Estamos listos para cumplir el sueño de ser campeón mundial”, indicó Rojas. Continue reading
For several months the ‘Earthquake’ fretted that a fight against Cuban seemed to be impossible, as both fighters are with different promoters, but now ‘Rigo’ is a free agent.
“Guillero was the first that looked for me saying I was afraid of him. I want to show Guillermo that I’m certainly not afraid. I know it’s going to be a tough fight, but….good!
I want to give the fans what they want.,I want to please them.. If they are happy I am happy,” grinned the feisty Mexican.
Santa Cruz will defend his WBC super bantamweight title on September 13th against Manuel Román on the card starring Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana.
By Eduardo Lamazon, WBC
In august 29th, 1977 , 37 years ago, Argentinian, Carlos Monzon announced his retirement of boxing. At that time, he was the middleweight world Champion, he conquered the tittle defeating Italian, Nino Benvenuti, in 1970, he had 14 successfully defenses and a record of 87-3-9. He retired without loosing as Champion.
For 7 years he was at the top, HE became a World boxing idol and left an incomparable legacy. He was born in 1942. He lived only for 52 years. On January 8th of 1995, in a Saturday, when he was under probation after he was condemned for murdering, he passed away in a car accident when he was on his way back to the jail.
The chance to conquer a World Championship came to Carlos Monozon in the 70´s, as happened with Muhhamad Ali, he was absolutely not the favorite on the Benvenuti bout, who was an Italy idol, loved by all European women.
He knocked out Benvenuti in Roma, at his own house, surprising to the World of boxing, and he won even more easily to him at the rematch staged in Montecarlo. In the next fights he defeated Emile Griffith, Denny Moyer, Jean Claude Bouttier, Tom Bogs, Bennie Briscoe, Mantequilla Napoles, Tony Mundine, Rodrigo Valdes, among others.
He was a film actor, friend of Alain Delon and Jean Paul Belmondo, he was the lover of the big star,Ursula Andress and he settled himself in the gossip world of Argentina as no other athlete had did before. Continue reading
It has been over a year since Southeast Washington, D.C. Welterweight prospect, Dusty Hernandez-Harrison, has fought in front of his hometown fans in the Nation’s Capital. His long-awaited return will come on Saturday, September 27, when promoter All In Entertainment presents “Hometown Takeover” at DAR Constitution Hall. Hernandez-Harrison will be headlining the show against Hector Munoz of Albuquerque, NM in a 10-round Welterweight matchup for the WBC Continental Americas Championship.
Hernandez-Harrison (23-0, 12KO’s), the current WBC Youth Welterweight Champion, fought almost exclusively in Washington, D.C. to start his career. Following a stellar performance in his hometown in May 2013, Dusty spent the last 15 months strategically honing his craft on the road against all levels of opposition and in various venues throughout the United States. The 20 year old WBC Youth Welterweight Champion relishes the opportunity to once again display his skills in front of his hometown fans.
“Knowing that I will be fighting in my hometown for another belt has really given me extra motivation in training camp,” Hernandez-Harrison said. “I know Jeff had a detailed plan for me to see as many different looks as possible in and out of the ring and it worked. But it feels great to be fighting at home again,” Dusty added. “I would like to thank the WBC for giving me the opportunity to fight for a Championship in Washington, D.C.”
“I am so happy that my son will be fighting for a title in his hometown,” Buddy Harrison, Hernandez-Harrison’s father and trainer, said. “This is like a dream come true, which I said before in November when Dusty won the Youth Title at Madison Square Garden. Both are dreams come true.”
Hector Munoz (23-13-1, 15KOs), a former WBC USNBC Champion, is a seasoned veteran who faced some of the very best fighters in the Welterweight and Super Welterweight divisions. This fight has a personal element for Munoz as Hernandez-Harrison defeated his stable mate, Josh Torres, in 2013 at Madison Square Garden to win the WBC Youth Welterweight Championship. Continue reading
Llegando a otro de los principales escenarios del boxeo a nivel mundial, el súper prospecto orocoveño Prichard ‘Digget’ Colón (11-0, 10KO’s) estará regresando al ensogado el jueves, 11 de septiembre en el Hard Rock Hotel & Casino de Las Vegas, Nevada.
Prichard estará haciendo su primer combate en la capital del boxeo: Las Vegas.
“Gracias a Dios seguimos presentándonos en los mejores escenarios boxísticos del mundo. Es mi primer combate en Las Vegas y justo el fin de semana de la pelea de Mayweather (13 de septiembre revancha ante Marcos Maidana en el MGM Grand). Simplemente será algo mágico”, expresó el joven, quien cumple 22 años de edad el 19 de septiembre y aprovechará la ocasión para celebrar en grande. “Voy a seguir demostrando el trabajo fuerte que hacemos en el gimnasio. Buscaré otra gran victoria para mi pueblo de Orocovis y todos los boricuas del mundo. Vamos a celebrar en grande”.
‘Digget’ viene de obtener un exquisito triunfo el pasado 9 de agosto en Nueva York, donde dominó por amplia decisión unánime a Lenwood Dozier.
El combate está pactado a ocho asaltos en la división welter y su rival será anunciado en los próximos días.
La cartelera, presentada por Golden Boy Promotions, será televisada en vivo por FOX Sports1 y FOX Deportes desde las 9:00 de la noche (hora del este).