Roberto Ortiz ready for Matthysse

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After 12 sparkling sparring rounds, WBC Silver Champion, Roberto “Massa” Ortiz, concluded his final preparation stage before facing Argentinian, power puncher Lucas Matthysse, this coming Saturday at the US Arena in Cincinnati Ohio

As well as the weeks of tremendous tough training, Massa’ enjoyed the interesting and inspiring motivation sessions. And he even attended confabs with a nutritionist. His preparation, which also included muscular rehab has been the best and most meticulous of his career.

Massa bluntly states: “its completed, it’s been done. We’ve concluded the preparation stage. We’re now only sharpening and perfecting some details, and maintaining weight for this Friday. There’s no turning back. I’m completely ready and 100 percent confident of victory.”

Roberto “Massa” Ortiz, will fly to Cincinnati this Tuesday, accompanied by his team and his Mother- a vital source of love and inspiration.

Lucas Matthysse in Cincinnati

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Lucas Matthysse, who fights Roberto “Massa” Ortiz for the WBC Silver title this Saturday at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati has arrived with his team at full strength.

The lineup includes his trianer, Luis Barrera, coach Juan Martín ‘Latigo’ Coggi, medic, Eduardo Leguizamón, promoter, Mario Arano, his brother, Ricardo Arano- coordinator of the group, and with his press chief, Marcelo González.

Lucas Matthysse was in a relaxed yet coolly collected and determined mood, having done all the work in the gym. He’s currently and appropriately one hundred percent focused on his rival.
“Today my only goal is just Ortiz! We’ll only talk about the future after finishing this fight,” declared Lucas.

His team says Lucas is but a kilogram over the weight division, showing an excellent tapered physical preparation.

The fight will be broadcast live to Argentina by the Public TV.

Forever Rocky

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By Roberto Quesada, WBC

Rocky Marciano died 45 years ago, on August 31st in an airplane crash, which occurred in Newton, Iowa.

Born with the name of Rocco Francis Marchegiano on September 1st, 1923, in Brockton, Massachusetts, today he would have been 91 years old.

During his illustrious career, Rocky gained several ring nicknames including: The Brockton Blockbuster, The Rock From Brockton and The Rock

Rocky fought in the heavyweight division and his record is resounding plus astounding! He hammered out 49 victories including 43 KO´s, and he was never defeated.

Rocky retired undefeated, and until now he’s the only World Heavyweight Champion that was never defeated.

Rocky was Champion from September 23rd, 1952, when won the title by almost pole axing Jersey Joe Walcott in the thirteenth round, until November 30th, 1956. At thirty three and still in his devastating prime, he decided to retire, after successfully defending his title six times.

Rocky Marciano, who’s name will always embody thrilling heavy hitting glamour, especially thanks to his devastating right hook, nicknamed: “Suzy Q,” is ranked among the 10 Heavyweight boxers of all time. What a fighter!!!

Finaliza ‘La Segunda Copa Wilfredo Gómez’‏

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Cataño, Puerto Rico -
La Región Metropolitana de Boxeo Aficionado (RMBA) celebró la Segunda Copa de Boxeo Wilfredo Gómez en el Coliseo Cosme Beitia Sálamo de Cataño y fue celebrado desde el jueves, 28 al sábado, 30 de agosto. En éste exitoso torneo, se le rindió reconocimiento al ex campeón mundial de boxeo y ganador de tres títulos mundiales del deporte, Wilfredo ‘Bazooka’ Gómez.

Durantes los tres días del torneo los jóvenes boxeadores aficionados quienes representaban las regiones Metro, Central, Centro Sur, Éste, Sur, Punta Boríquen, Florida-USA y New York-USA totalizaron 61 combates ante una multitud de fanáticos y expectadores en dicho Coliseo de Cataño.

“Estamos muy orgullosos de ser el anfitrión de éste excelente evento y deseamos seguir apoyando a la RMBA, promoviendo el deporte del boxeo aficionado y a la juventud puertorriqueña.” – dijo el Hon. Alcalde José Rosario de Cataño.

La Región Metro se quedó con la Copa al ser la región con mas victorias en el torneo, seguido por la Región Centro-Sur, Región Central y la Región Éste. El combate de la noche fué entre Natanael Móntes de la Región Metro y Daniel Zorrilla (Campeón Nacional) de la Región Centro-Sur, quien también fue galardonado como el boxeador mas destacado del torneo.

Gana Jesús Rojas su revancha‏

Gana Rojas via decision

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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