Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. on Cotto vs. Geale undercard

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Wilfredo “Papito” Vázquez Jr., José ‘Wonder Boy’ López and Alberto Machado will fight on the card led by the Ring/WBC middleweight Champion Miguel Cotto Vs Daniel Geale, on June 6th at Madison Square Garden, New York.

With a rival yet to be determined, USNBC featherweight Champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (24-4-1, 19 KOs) will have his first fight of 2015 after a split decision victory over Jonathan Arellano last November.

Machado (10-0, 8 Ks) stakes his undefeated record against a rival to be determined. The same as with Jose Lopez (15-0-1, 11 KOs).

These three boxers form an important part of Cotto Promotions.

Carlos Rodríguez enfocado en capturar cinturón de la AMB

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Enfocado en lograr cumplir sus sueños dentro del cuadrilátero, el fuerte pegador mayagüezano, Carlos ‘El Machazo’ Rodríguez (13-1, 11KO’s) detuvo la báscula en 126.8 libras (132.5 máximo), durante el pre-pesaje celebrado en la tarde de hoy en la Comisión de Boxeo Profesional de Puerto Rico, esto en ruta a disputar el campeonato vacante Fedecentro súper mosca (115 libras) de la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo (AMB) el sábado, 27 de junio en el Palacio de los Deportes de Mayagüez, ante Edwin ‘Puto’ Rodríguez (7-1, 4KO’s), quien marcó 122.6 libras.

“Estamos bien enfocados y preparándonos bien fuerte para darle un gran espectáculo a toda mi gente de Mayagüez. Tendré un rival complicado y peligroso en el ‘Puto’, pero nos estamos preparando para eso”, manifestó el púgil natural del Residencial Franklin Delano Roosevelt de la ‘Sultana del Oeste’.

Rodríguez, quien viene de cuatro meses de inactividad debido a una lesión en su mano derecha, está confiado en alcanzar su cien por ciento para la noche del combate. Continue reading

Joseph Agbeko vs. Juanito Rubillar headline “The Return” this Saturday

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Three-times World Champion, Joseph Agbeko, 29-5 (22 KOs) from Accra, Ghana, Africa, will return to the ring for the first time in over 13 months to square off against Philippines’ Juanito Rubillar, ex WBC Continental Americas Light Flyweight Champion, 49-22-7 (24 KO) in the main event of the card called “The Return”, on Saturday May 30th at El Paso Memorial Coliseum in El Paso, Texas.

The fight is scheduled for 10 rounds in the 122 pound division.

The Agbeko vs. Rubillar battle will be the first of the monthly series in a 1 year broadcast agreement with LATV Netwoks.

“What better way to showcase local talent than to present it in El Paso,”said Roy Jones Jr., founder of the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy and Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions, both located in Las Vegas, NV. Continue reading

Team Cotto: Geale is in deep trouble

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The received wisdom in the Cotto camp is that it’ll be hard for Geale to shine let alone reveal.

Argentinian , Sergio ´Maravilla´Martinez was taller and with a longer reach, and while Australian Daniel Geale seems to have similar characteristics…for Gavin McMillan, the Physical Trainer of WBC middleweight Champion Miguel Cotto, Geale will receive much of the same treatment that Martinez did.

McMillan, who works with fighters as Manny Pacquiao and Ruslan Provodnikov, highlighted the extraordinary work rate that Miguel Cotto has been achieving to reach peak shape for this first defense. Continue reading

Q&A With Robert Guerrero

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While entering the final days of training camp, four-division world champion, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (32-3-1, 18 KOs), gives his thoughts on his upcoming PBC on NBC main-event attraction against Aron Martinez. The 10-round bout will take place at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., June 6, 2015 and will air live on NBC starting at 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT.

On fighting in the PBC on NBC main-event…

“First I really want to thank Al Haymon for bringing boxing back to the fans. This is another wonderful opportunity where fans from all walks of life can see me fight on NBC for free. PBC on NBC has taken boxing back to its glory days and I’m honored to be headlining my second show. Everyone knows I come to fight and you can expect the same when I step in the ring with Martinez.

On staying active…

“When a fighter is constantly staying busy, it makes a world of difference. My timing is down, my body is used to the rigorous training. When I’m on the grind, I perform at a much higher level. This will be the first time I’ve had back to back fights in a very long time. Everyone watching this fight will see the difference in my fighting style.

On fighting at the StubHub Center…

“The StubHub Center is probably my favorite venue to fight in. The fans are incredible. Everyone has a great seat and you can feel the energy from the crowd while you’re fighting. It’s like there right on top of you. For some reason the StubHub Center brings out the warrior spirit in everyone. It’s a great place to fight!”

On training camp…

“Training camp has been going great. Like I mentioned before, when you stay active, everything flows a lot smoother. I’ve taken my sparring sessions to a new level. I’m quicker on my feet and my timing is spot on. My dad Ruben who trains me, is really happy with my progress. Everything has come together really nice. It’s time to go to war!”

Amir Khan must be razor sharp for Spike

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WBC Silver Champion Amir Khan fights former WBO Junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri, this Friday at the Barclays Center Brooklyn, in his continuing quest to challenge Floyd Mayweather.

The fight is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and it will be broadcast by Spike TV.

Amir Khan, who has notched two victories in 2014, defeating former champions: Luis Collazo and Devon Alexander, sees this as an important stepping stone en route to a touchstone encounter with Floyd Mayweather.

While Chris Algieri needs to bounce back following defeat by Manny Pacquiao, after getting up from six knock downs, to finish on his feet for a UD loss.

Mayweather and Pacquiao test as clean as a whistle

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The Nevada Athletic Commission states that dope tests on Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, were negative.

They clashed on May 2nd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to a report, Mayweather and Pacquiao presented 11 urine and 8 blood tests.

Mayweather presented his urine tests on March 13,18,19 and 28 and on April 2,10, 15, 21 and 27, and finally on May 1 and 2. His blood tests were on March 13 and 18m April 2,10, 15 and 21 and on May 2.

Pacquiao had urine tests on March 14, 17, 23 and 24 , on April 1, 9, 16, 22 and 27 and finally on May 1 and 2. His blood tests were delivered on March 14, 17 and 24, April 1, 9, 16 and 22 and Finally in May 2.

The tests were certified not only by the Nevada Athletic Comission but also by the national anti-doping organization in the U.S USADA. Both confirm all tests proved negative.