Roberto ‘Azabache’ Castañeda (21-8-1, 15 KO´s) who’s facing Orlandito Del Valle (18-2, 13 KO’s) on March 14th in Caguas, Puerto Rico, realizes that to be an even bigger hit, his opponents must be stay puts, rather than canvas dusters.
In his last bout against José ‘Wonder Boy’ Lopez he was able to knock him down 4 times before loosing by a controversial majority decision!
His manager, Bosco Wave, commented: “We are very happy with Cotto Promotions for highlighting us one month and a half prior to the fight, Roberto has been training hard since January, in Mexicali.”
The eight round bout is scheduled to be fought at 123 lib, and it will be the main event of the card presented by Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment at the Roger L. Mendoza Coliseum in Caguas. It’s part of the Boxeo Al Maximo series and will be broadcast by Univision Puerto Rico
Bosco added: “ We are willing to go back to Caguas, as we are delighted with the 7,000 fans who supported Roberto well in his fight with Wonder Boy! We have seen Del Valle and he is a good fighter. This is a good opportunity for him.” Continue reading
Abner Mares insists he’s not lost a jot his boxing skills, since that almighty jolt from Jhonny González, which raised a welt of exclamation marks!
After more than a year since he lost his undefeated record, along with the WBC featherweight title, Abner urgently wants to erase question marks with precise punctuation.
“ I didn’t loose anything in that bout with Gonzalez. I learned lots from that fight and now I’m focused in returning even better than before! ” Stressed Mares.
Since that defeat on August 24th, 2023, three times world champion in different divisions Abner has had two fights, where he appeared to have a touch of trouble and a spot of bother in regaining the previous fluency of his rhythm. Continue reading
Ring/WBC/WBA welterweight and junior middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather, and WBO welterweight title-holder Manny Pacquiao, are already working up a sweat, for the glowing and the growing cash cauldron, linked to the simmering pot boiler Mega-fight on May 2nd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Planet Earth!
Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs), arrived in Los Angeles Saturday night, resting on Sunday, and then embarking upon an eight week mission, to boldly go where no man has gone before…namely to buck the trend by defeating “Money.” His Galaxy home base will be the Wild Card Gym, led by Hall of Fame Trainer Commander Freddie Roach.
Floyd Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs), is hardly light years away, training under the portals of his own star-spangled gym in Las Vegas, with the guidance and sage advice of his Father Floyd Sr. and his Uncle Roger Mayweather.
Floyd and Manny will be face to face, yet only for a single encounter of the third kind, prior to MEGAFIGHT. The date for that, is Wednesday, March 11th at 11:00 am at a venue still cloaked in mystery, somewhere in downtown Los Angeles. Watch this space!
Los puertorriqueños Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo y Víctor Bisbal se dirigen entre hoy, martes, y mañana, miércoles, a Estados Unidos, donde disputarán importantes encuentros el viernes, 6 de marzo, y el sábado, 7 de marzo, en Kissimmee, Florida, y Las Vegas, Nevada, respectivamente.
“Tanto Jonathan como Víctor tendrán peleas importantes este fin de semana, que de ganar estarían acercándose a buenas oportunidades en sus respectivos pesos”, dijo Peter Rivera, vicepresidente de PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), compañía que representa a los púgiles. “La pelea de Jonathan es por un título regional de la OMB ante un fuerte mexicano y Víctor se enfrentará a un prospecto de Estados Unidos, que está invicto”.
Oquendo (24-4, 16 KOs), quien viajará mañana, miércoles, junto a su equipo de trabajo, encabezado por su entrenador Dennis Pantojas, se enfrentará el viernes, 6 de marzo, al mexicano Gabino Cota (17-3-1, 15 KOs) a 10 asaltos por el título peso pluma Latino de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) en el evento estelar de un programa que presentará el promotor puertorriqueño Félix “Tutico” Zabala y su empresa All Star Boxing en el Kissimmee Civic Center de Kissimmee, Florida, y que será transmitido por la cadena Telemundo en Estados Unidos. Continue reading
Paul Andrade on the left
The following is a response to WBA Super Welterweight champion Erislandy Lara from Paul Andrade, the father/trainer of undefeated WBO Jr. Middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade:
Dear Mr. Erislandy Lara:
In response to your comments, whoever wrote your response should get their facts correct.
When we listen to you, we see the final triumph of stupidity in this world. You are the only boxer that successfully brainwashed himself with false facts.
We were never in our life offered a fight on ESPN 2 to fight you. In fact, when I met you in that restaurant in New York, we even said that Demetrius would let his career develop and fight you for much more meaningful amount than $15,000. When was the last time you fought for $15,000? And you agreed with me. Continue reading
Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov Photo Credits: Rich Graessle/Main Events
On March 14 Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov will face Steve “USS” Cunningham for the #1 position in the IBF and the USBA Heavyweight Title as the co-feature on the Kovalev-Pascal HBO World Championship Boxing® telecast. Although Cunningham is a formidable opponent, the 30-year old from Lugansk, Ukraine faced much bigger adversity outside of the ring over the last year.
Early in 2014, Czar won the biggest fight of his career when he defeated veteran Tomasz “Goral” Adamek in a 12-round unanimous decision to secure the IBF North American Heavyweight Title. Shortly thereafter, along with his wife and daughter, he immigrated to the United States from war-torn Ukraine. They had difficulty crossing over the border into Russia, but were finally able to make it to sunny Florida to start their new lives as American residents.
Back home in Ukraine, things continued to be tumultuous for Glazkov’s family. Before his Aug. 9 fight with Derric Rossy, Czar had not heard from his parents for over two weeks. This was especially difficult for Glazkov whose father, Valerii Glazkov, usually attends all of his fights. Despite worrying about his family in Ukraine and an ailing hand, which still had not healed from his battle with Adamek, Glazkov managed to defeat Rossy via a 10-round majority decision. Continue reading
Al parecer, Roberto ‘Azabache’ Castañeda (21-8-1 y 15 nocauts) que se enfrentará el 14 de marzo en Caguas a Orlandito del Valle (18-2 y 13), vendrá mucho mejor preparado que para su última demostración en agosto pasado donde derribó en cuatro ocaciones a José ‘Wonder Boy’ López antes de sufrir una controvertida derrota por decisión mayoritaria. “Ahora ha tenido más tiempo para prepararse”, explicó su manejador, Bosco Wave. “Estamos muy agradecidos con Miguel Cotto Promotions porque nos avisaron con mes y medio de antelación y Roberto lleva entrenando desde enero”.
El combate programado a ocho asaltos y en las 123 libras, será el estelar del programa que Miguel Cotto Promotions y H2 Entertainment presentarán en el Coliseo Roger L. Mendoza, de Caguas, como parte de su serie Boxeo Al Máximo que transmite Univisión Puerto Rico. “Estamos deseosos de volver a Caguas porque estamos muy agradecidos por el trato que nos dieron esos 7,000 fanáticos puertorriqueños que corearon su nombre luego de la pelea con Wonder Boy”, continuó Wave. “Hemos visto a Del Valle y es un buen muchacho, un buen peleador”, agregó, “pero esta es una buena oportunidad para que Roberto, que muchas veces ha tenido que aceptar peleas fuera de peso o con poco tiempo de preparación, demuestre el tipo de peleador que es”.
Dado que el promotor Héctor Soto ha dicho que existe la posibilidad de que el ganador del encuentro se mida luego al Wonder Boy, Wave admitió que esa es una de las razones por las que Castañeda ha venido entrenando a toda capacidad en Mexicali, donde reside. “Queremos alargar esta rivalidad entre los mexicanos y los puertorriqueños”, dijo, “pero la realidad es que no tenemos nada contra el Wonder Boy: es un buen muchacho, un boxeador que apenas es un niño de 20 años y que todavía está aprendiendo”. Continue reading