Airtight Boxing, Weigh Ins: Collision Course

Airtight Boxing Weigh In’s Video Highlight

By Amanda “Amazing” Armstrong

Twitter: @TheCherryMama

IG: @Amanda_Amazing_Armstrong

FB: @TrihexPhotography

Good Morning Fight Fans! It Fight Day, It’s Friday Night Fight… you could even call this one Ladies Night! With a female banger as the main event : Paty Juarez VS Brittany Cruz .  Another pro bout with Amorena La Tormenta Baca VS Karen Carver in her Professional Debut! Included in this ladies night is an elimination bout Danielle Saldanha( fast and furious) VS DeAnna Tucker (tough as nails) !

Of course we didn’t forget about the guys. The guys on the card  are going to put on a show. Check out featured men’s bout Junior Columbos VS Armondo Gomez. 

Unfortunately Fidel Martinez Jr. will not be fighting on this card due to illness.

We will being going live at Ringside.

Tonight the card will start at 7:30pm

Imperium Event Center

3051 W 74th Ave, Westminster, CO 80030

 

Clayton Pay It Forward teams up With Airtight Boxing

Clayton Pay It Forward teams up With Airtight Boxing

By Amanda Armstrong

Clayton Pay It Forward Fundraising Program recently teamed up with Mario Sierra to help raise funds for Riley  Heasley’s family.  Funds are  for the Therapeutic equipment to help Riley relax after his physical therapy treatments.

 

Riley and Family enjoying a night of boxing on behalf of the Clayton Foundation and Airtight Boxing. -Photo -Amanda Armstrong, Trihex Photography

 

This time the foundation will be selling tickets to help a new friend in need.

October 7th, 2017, Clayton Pay It Forward Program, in Partnership with Airtight Boxing is proud to announce that from now until the day of the November 3rd. Collision Course fight card at the Imperium Event Center, 3501 W 74th Ave. Westminster Co 80030, every ticket that we sell directly, a portion will go to Zac’s Legacy Childhood Cancer Fund.

Zac’s Legacy’s mission statement is as follows, Zac’s Legacy Childhood Cancer Fund is to alleviate non-medical financial burdens Colorado families face while their dependent child is battling cancer while providing public awareness, education about family impact on childhood cancer. The vision statement is to provide for ALL the non-medical financial needs of families as they try to meet their obligations of paying mortgage, rent, utilities, food, gas, cell phone, vehicle repairs, house cleaning and other costs. One day we seek to see the day of the end childhood cancer so families will no longer require assistance as they deal with the trials of cancer. Until that day we believe our communities benefit by understanding the struggles, trials, tribulations, and types of childhood cancer that is experienced every day by their neighbors. I have worked with John Carlson and the Zac’s Legacy Childhood Cancer board. They work very hard to help families that have children that are battling with all kinds of childhood cancers. It is very important that the parents have the ability to be with their sick children rather than worry about where rent comes from. It is our privilege to support Zac’s Legacy Childhood Cancer Fund.

We would also invite all local and regional businesses to match the donation we are able to put together.

For tickets to support this cause, or more information about how to get involved:

Northern Colorado Cares Fight Team
Division of Clayton Consulting & Event Planning LLC.
Zak Clayton
President/ Founder
(970) 584-6315
info@ClaytonPIF.com

 

Mario Sierra “Pays it Forward” on Airtight Boxing: Ready 2 Rumble

Mario Sierra Charitable cause on Airtight Boxing: Ready 2 Rumble

By Amanda “Amanzing” Armstrong

Images: Amanda “Amazing” Armstrong / TrihexPhotography.com

Mario Sierra VS Arturo Melo, an exciting match up on the Airtight Boxing card “Ready 2 Rumble”. On September 29th Mario Sierra will be fighting for Riley Heasley ( get to know him below!). Clayton Pay It Forward is a smart way to donate as a fighter. The cause always benefit, if the fighter takes the W or the L.  Zak Clayton Founder and President  works tirelessly to help raise funds for multiple causes with multiple events.  It is wonderful to see fighters do good thing like this in the community.  Read below the official press release.

 

Dear friends,

Clayton Consulting & Event Planning LLC. (CCEP) is very proud to announce a partnership developed with Mario Jauritoz Sierra, effectively creating the Clayton Pay It Forward Fundraising Fighters. Mario and the ClaytonPIF Fundraising Program are working together to fight childhood illnesses and other life altering family issues while selling tickets to upcoming fights and promoting to Mario’s Northern Colorado home area. Effective immediately, every ticket sold by Mario or the ClaytonPIF Fundraising Program, Mario will donate 1% of his winnings to a sick child or company battling child illness, up to 25%. We are currently selling tickets for the Airtight Boxing Promotion, Ready 2 Rumble, at the Imperium Events Center in Westminster on September 29th .This is a group that will concentrate on reaching out to kids in Northern Colorado that are battling illness, depression, or other afflictions to promote the contact sports, introduce them to alternative activities, and show them that Northern Colorado Cares.

Mario, co-creator, is our first fighter to sign on board but negotiations are ongoing with other young women and men to join our group. CCEP LLC., ClaytonPIF Fundraising Program, or Northern Colorado Cares will not be receiving any money for these hardworking young women or men. It is our privilege that they give of themselves to help Northern Colorado families in need of a helping hand. Mario will be fighting for Riley Heasley, a courageous young man who is fighting to defeat Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN). A rare neurological disease that affects both children and adults. People with PKAN lack a chemical necessary to metabolize a vitamin in the brain. Without normal levels of this metabolite, part of the brain degenerates, causing severe problems with walking, coordination, vision, speech and swallowing. The illness is particularly cruel in childhood, when uncontrollable twisting movements can be extreme, causing pain and even bone fractures. Awareness is not affected, making the suffering imposed by the disease especially poignant. Many children with PKAN die before the age of 10. Riley needs therapeutic equipment to help relieve 2 muscle and joint tension due to a strenuous physical therapy regimen. After the whirlpool is purchased we will direct the remaining funds to the Spoonbill Foundation. The Spoonbill Foundation is the leaders in finding a cure for PKAN.

This group was founded to bring upon action.We at CCEP strive to help people that have emergency needs, our United States Veterans, local underfunded 501c3’s, children’s fundraising efforts, and our little warriors fighting roadblocks placed in front of them. We encourage all companies to donate or even better match Mario’s donation.

If you have any questions please contact us: Zak Clayton, info@ClaytonPIF.com, (970) 584- 6315, my direct phone. I am available from 6 AM until 7 PM on most nights. If I do not answer please leave a name and number with brief description. I will return your call ASAP.

Sincerely,

Zak Clayton

https://www.claytonpif.com/

 

GGG VS Canelo Undercard Includes One Of Denver’s Own.

UNDEFEATED CONTENDERS AND PROSPECTS

TO BE FEATURED ON CANELO VS. GOLOVKIN

Photo: Amanda Armstrong / www,trihexphotography.com

PAY-PER-VIEW UNDERCARD JOSEPH “JOJO” DIAZ, JR. AND JORGE “PILON” LARA TO BATTLE IN WBC FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR FOR CO-MAIN EVENT

RANDY “El MATADOR” CABALLERO TO FACE DIEGO DE LA HOYA IN CLASH OF UNDEFEATED CONTENDERS FOR NABF SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE

LIGHTWEIGHT CONTENDERS RYAN “BLUE CHIP” MARTIN AND FRANCISCO ROJO TO OPEN PAY-PER-VIEW TELECAST SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 AT T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS PRESENTED LIVE BY HBO PAY-PER-VIEW® BEGINNING AT A SPECIAL TIME OF 8:00 P.M. ET/5:00 P.M. PT LOS ANGELES (Aug. 28, 2017)

More than 20,000 fans at T-Mobile Arena and millions watching on HBO Pay-Per-View and www.RingTV.com will be treated to a stacked undercard line-up in support of the Sept. 16 showdown between lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs).

In the co-main event, Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. (24-0, 13 KOs) of South El Monte, Calif. will take an important step towards a world title opportunity when he takes on Jorge “Pilon” Lara (29-0-2, 21 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a 12-round WBC Featherweight title eliminator.

“The Canelo vs. Golovkin undercard will feature some of boxing’s best contenders and rising stars the fans will be in for a treat and won’t want to miss the action,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “From Jojo Diaz to Randy Caballero, Diego De La Hoya, Vergil Ortiz, and Marlen Esparza, Golden Boy Promotions has stacked the undercard with some of the toughest fighters in the sport today that are determined to put on great fights for the fans.”

“It’s a dream come true to be fighting in the co-main event of the Canelo vs. Golovkin card,” said Joseph Diaz, Jr. “I finally get the opportunity to fight for a title eliminator! I’ve been waiting my whole life to become a world champion. On September 16, I’m going to give it everything I got, for all my fans out there.”

“I haven’t seen too much of [Joseph] Diaz, but I know that he’s a tough opponent,” said Jorge Lara. “I also know that he participated in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. More than anything else, I know that we have to give a great fight, and I hope that he throws punches and brawls.”

Also on the Pay-Per-View telecast will be a battle between two undefeated contenders in the Golden Boy stable. Former IBF World Bantamweight Champion Randy “El Matador” Caballero (24-0, 14 KOs) will face WBC Youth World Super Bantamweight Champion Diego De La Hoya (19-0, 9 KOs) in a 10-round super bantamweight battle for Caballero’s NABF Super Bantamweight title.

“I am so happy and grateful for the opportunity that Golden Boy Promotions has given me,” said Randy Caballero. “I promise to all my friends, family and fans that I will put on a great performance come September 16.”

“I’m very motivated and excited for another great opportunity on the biggest boxing event in some time,” said Diego De La Hoya. “Fights like this one versus Caballero are what bring out the best in me, and I guarantee I will give it my all to put on a great show for the fans. I’d like to thank Golden Boy Promotions, my manager, and Team DDLH for the continued support! See you September 16!”

Opening the Pay-Per-View telecast, lightweight contenders Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin (19-0, 11 KOs), and Francisco Rojo (20-2, 13 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico will battle it out for Ryan’s WBC Continental Americas and the vacant WBA Intercontinental lightweight titles.

“I realize there are a lot of big fights that can be made right now in the lightweight division,” said Ryan Martin. “There are lot of projections and talks for me to be a part of some of those bigger fights. But, right now I have to get past Rojo. Preparations are going good, and I will be as sharp as ever on that night. My team is amazing, and my trainers are pushing me really hard.”

“It is an honor to be fighting on the same Mexican Independence Day weekend card as the great Canelo Alvarez,” said Francisco Rojo. “It’s going to be a great night for Mexico when we both leave the ring with all the belts wrapped around us.”

“Ryan Martin is one of the fastest-rising stars of the lightweight division,” said Tom Loeffler, promoter of Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. “This battle between two hungry top-10 contenders is a great addition to the card and an exciting way to open the pay-per-view telecast.”

The non-televised undercard is stacked with action-packed bouts featuring Golden Boy Promotions’ strongest contenders and prospects.

Jesus Rojas (25-1-2, 18 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico and Claudio Marrero (22-1, 16 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic will clash in a 12-round fight for the vacant WBA Featherweight Title. Vergil Ortiz (6-0, 6 KOs) of Dallas, Texas will take on Cesar Valenzuela (7-1, 2 KOs) of Phoenix, Ariz. in a scheduled six-round super lightweight fight. Marlen Esparza, the 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist will take on Tania Cosme (5-6-1, 1 KO) of Denver, Colorado. Serhii Bohachuk (4-0, 4 KOs) of Los Angeles will fight in a scheduled four-round welterweight fight against an opponent that will be named shortly in the evening’s first bout.

Canelo vs. Golovkin is a 12-round fight for the middleweight championship of the world presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions and sponsored by Tecate “BORN BOLD”; Hennessy, Never Stop, Never Settle; O’Reilly Auto Parts. Better Parts, Better Prices…everyday!; Fred Loya Insurance; Interjet; Thor: Ragnarok; Fathom Events; Tsesnabank; and Capital Holdings. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 16 at T-Mobile Arena and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.

HBO Sports will air the special “Under The Lights: Canelo/Golovkin” Saturday, Sept. 2 at 10:00 p.m. (E/PT) on HBO. It’s the final time the two will see each other until fight week unfolds in Las Vegas.

Episode #2 of 24/7 Canelo/Golovkin premieres Saturday, Sept. 9 on HBO immediately following the live Boxing After Dark triple header from the StubHub Center at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT. Tickets for the closed circuit telecast of Canelo vs. Golovkin at Bellagio Resort & Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Luxor Hotel and Casino and Circus Circus Las Vegas are priced at $75, not including applicable fees. All seats are general admission and are currently on sale. Tickets may be purchased at any MGM Resorts International Box Office, by phone with a major credit card at 1-800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

HALL OF FAME TRAINER FREDDIE ROACH SHARES TRAINING CAMP DETAILS

Fight week countdown

Amanda Armstrong

It’s a busy fight week, conference calls are done, and now all that is left is the media arrivals and final live conference. The call this week was a very short and simple call. Cotto was calm and direct to the point. He is ready to fight, and that is all.

December 31st 2017 is the day Cotto retires from boxing. No matter who, or how they ask Cotto, there was no way his answer was going to change. December 31st, that is the date.

 Cotto stated in previous statements earlier this year that he wanted to fight two more times this year. This statement was made around the time the original fight date of February in Texas  VS Kirkland was on the books (see article here). It is now end of August… can we see one last fight spilling over into 2018? How will the Golden Boy multi-fight deal play out? Multi=2? But what ever plays out Cotto has had an amazing career and has a new journey ahead of him as “Promoter”.

Translated from cottopromotions.com

Mission

Working for the boxer and boxer, this being our priority, which will create an atmosphere of trust and improved performance by them. This in turn gives us the platform for Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment are leading boxing promotion in Puerto Rico, thanks to the humanization and respect given to the athlete through a fair and honest environment. This structure ensures new boxing stars that provide a profitable show for sponsors and audience appeal.

HALL OF FAME TRAINER FREDDIE ROACH SHARES TRAINING CAMP DETAILS AS MIGUEL COTTO PREPARES FOR YOSHIHIRO KAMEGAI IN BATTLE FOR VACANT WBO JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE

COTTO VS. KAMEGAI TAKES PLACE ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 AT STUBHUB CENTER TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®

LOS ANGELES (July 26, 2017): World renowned trainer Freddie Roach shared important details regarding the training camp of Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs), the only Puerto Rican boxer to ever win world titles in four divisions, as he prepares to go to war for the vacant WBO Junior Middleweight title against the Japanese slugger Yoshihiro “El Maestrito” Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs). Cotto will attempt to obtain a sixth world title in four divisions and will appear on HBO for an astounding 23rd time. The event takes place Saturday, August 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

Roach, a Hall of Fame trainer who was supervising a recent sparring session at the Wild Card Boxing Club, shared Cotto’s training camp routine, which consists of:

Strength and conditioning at 5:00 am with Gavin McMillan (exercises are done either at the gym, pool, nearby hills or at the track).

Breakfast at around 8:30 am. (Cotto likes to cook all his meals himself; his diet is normal, avoiding fried food).

 Light snack at around 11:15 am. Sparring three days a week at 1:00 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Boxing routine on at 1:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

 Dinner at around 5:30 pm.

Roach also provided additional training camp details, including the strategy for taking advantage of the exciting and crowd-pleasing style of Kamegai.

“Kamegai [Yoshihiro] is very aggressive and I like that. I think it should make for a great fight because he’s coming forward all the time and always looking for a knockout. Guys who look for knockouts, get knocked out. So, we’re working on countering his attack, and it’s going really well so far,” Roach concluded.

“I feel great, everything is working perfectly in camp together with Freddie and Gavin on every workout session. Freddie has a great game plan and I just follow him and do my best every day at gym. We look forward to have a big win” Miguel Cotto said.

“For more than 16 years, Miguel Cotto has represented Puerto Rico. He has given fans incredible fights at a number of weight classes, and has won world titles in an astounding four divisions,” said Oscar De La Hoya. “Now, after nearly two years out of the ring, as he attempts to claim a sixth championship belt, we are fully expecting a tough war between him and Kamegai.”

Cotto vs. Kamegai, a 12-round fight for the vacant WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions and sponsored by Tecate “BORN BOLD” and Casa Mexico Tequila. Rey Vargas vs. Ronny Rios is a 12-round world championship fight for the WBC Super Bantamweight Title, and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Promociones del Pueblo. The event will take place Saturday, August 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and will be televised live on HBO World

Championship Boxing® beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. Tickets for Cotto vs. Kamegai are on sale and priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges. Tickets can be purchased at AXS.com, by phone at 888-9-AXSTIX (888-929-7849), and at StubHub Center Box Office (Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. PT to 6 p.m. PT). VIP Suites are available by calling 877-604-8777. For more information on group discounts or VIP packages, call 877-234-8425.

GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PLACES SPOTLIGHT ON FOUR-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION MIGUEL COTTO

COTTO VS. KAMEGAI HEADLINES HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® LIVE FROM STUBHUB CENTER ON AUG. 26

I will be attending this event as part of media, and again will be bringing you the best in updates, video and of course my fight night images! I will be sharing official press releases and video. I will be in California starting my coverage at weigh ins on August 25th.

-“Amazing” Amanda Armstrong (Triple A)

Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 15, 2017) Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs), the only boxer from Puerto Rico to earn five world titles in four weight divisions, will look to capture his sixth world title when he takes on Yoshihiro “El Maestrito” Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs) for the WBO Junior Middleweight title. Cotto will make his triumphant return to the ring after a layoff of nearly two years and will appear on HBO for an astounding 23rd time. The event takes place Saturday, Aug. 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. The future Hall of Famer spoke about the importance of his extensive career, his partnership with Golden Boy Promotions, and his father in developing his family-first outlook.

Here is what Miguel Cotto had to say in an exclusive Q&A Session:

“I have proved my whole career that I have been ready for anyone. I am a good boxer and I have no doubt that I can match anyone. As I look at my career, I have no regrets, everything has worked out and I am proud of the legacy I have built. I think one of the more satisfying fights I’ve been in was my victory against Antonio Margarito — I got my revenge against him then.”

“In my time off, I feel like I’ve become a more mature, more focused, complete fighter. Our partnership with Golden Boy Promotions is part of that — Oscar De La Hoya and his company have always been there to support me and my team, and I am glad I get to share the last leg of my career with them in the best way possible. We have already seen the positives of working with them, and we are excited for the partnership we have developed that goes beyond this fight.”

“I became the man I am today because of my father. He taught me the way you have to be, to put your family first in your life. I have no doubt that my father, mother and whole family are proud of me. The discipline that my family has taught me is the same that I want to show my kids, that they too can achieve their goals and dreams just as I have. I think above being a great boxer, I take a bigger pride in being a great father.”

“Kamegai is the best opponent for me right now in my career — he is a warrior in the ring. When we were looking through our options, he was one of the first names that popped up. I don’t really worry about what or how my opponent trains – all that matters is how well our team prepares. Freddie Roach has always been good to me, has been critical to my preparation over the years, and our team has always enjoyed working together like a family. I will be prepared for Kamegai on August 26 mentally and physically. It will be a great fight.”

Cotto vs. Kamegai, a 12-round fight for the vacant WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions and sponsored by Tecate “BORN BOLD,” Casa Mexico Tequila and Fred Loya Insurance. Rey Vargas vs. Ronny Rios is a 12-round world championship fight for the WBC Super Bantamweight Title, and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Promociones del Pueblo. The event will take place Saturday, Aug. 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

Tickets for the almost sold-out Cotto vs. Kamegai are still available and priced at $200, $100, and $50, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges. Tickets can be purchased at AXS.com, by phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849), and at StubHub Center Box Office (Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. PT to 6 p.m. PT). VIP Suites are available by calling 877-604-8777. For more information on group discounts or VIP packages, call 877-234-8425

Mikey Garcia VS Adrien Broner

 

Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KOs) VS Adrien Broner (33-2; 24 KO), Super lightweight -12 Rounds
WBC Diamond Belt

Weigh ins:
Broner: 138 ¾ Garcia: 139 ½
Mikey Garcia VS Adrien Broner By The Round
July 29th 2017
By Amanda Armstrong (Triple A)

Round 1
Fighters both testing out the waters. A quick counter hook by AB, Garcia dies go to th body.
G
Round 2
Garcia starts to put combos together. As the round goes on he picks up the combos, body and head. He works AB on the ropes by cutting pof the ring.
G
Round 3
Garcia brings on the left hooks. Continues to cut off the ring on AB. Opens up ABs guard to get to head and body. Garcia fast paced, AB moving laterally.
G
Round 4
Garcia continues to walk down AB on the ropes. Then works AB in to a corner and work large piece combos.
G
Round 5
Garcias 1-2 punches continue to open up ABs guard. Garcia adds the left hook to the body when he sees the opportunity. Garcias punches have increased in number.
G
Round 6
AB has attempted to change up this round, but still gives up his body to Garcias left hook.
G
Round 7
Broner just cannot seem to reach Garcia. Garcia picks up the volume of punches toward the end in a huge storm.
G
Round 8
Garcia begins to taunt AB. Broner answering back. This round starts off in a war of words. 149 -74 Show Punch stats show Garcia way ahead.
G
Round 9
Fighters have slowed down and settled in to doing most of the work in the center of the ring. Broner connecting a few more punches. Broner now putting together combos. We see fighters begin to trade combos. Fighters have a stand the last 10 seconds.
B
Round 10
Broner making an attempt at a point catch up. Looking to take out Garcia with his hook. Broner lands a solid hook. As Broner connects it forces Garcias counter. Broner find the inside as his attack. Broner walks down Garcia.
B
Round 11
Garcia has slowed down any momentum AB had. Garcia stays busy, and finds ABs body for the hook. Garcia stays busy on his feet, keeps moving.
G
Round 12
Garcia still punching, still landing. AB lands 2 bigger shots, Garcia makes him pay. Garcia now bleeding from the nose.
G

400 AB  783G punch count

Garcia Wins 117-11 / 116-112 x2

About: Charlo (25-0, 19 KOs) VS Heiland (29-4-2, 16 KOs)

Charlo (25-0, 19 KOs) and Heiland (29-4-2, 16 KOs) will meet in a 12-round eliminator to become the mandatory challenger for the WBC 160-pound championship. Charlo will make his middleweight debut after successfully defending his 154-pound belt three times, including a highlight reel knockout of then unbeaten Julian Williams last December on SHOWTIME.

“I’ve been training since end of January to prepare myself for the move up to middleweight,” said Charlo. “I’m feeling stronger, I’m feeling smarter and overall, I’m feeling better. Heiland is a tough fighter and I know he plans on bringing his A-game on July 29. He’s just as hungry as me. We both want to be in a place to fight the best in the division, but I never overlook the opponent in front of me. It’s been a great camp so far and I’m ready for this fight. It’s time to make my mark so I can become a two-division world champion. I plan to take care of business at 160 just like I did at 154.”

 

“I’m thrilled to be facing a great fighter like Jermall Charlo,” said Heiland. “I’ve waited a long time for a chance like this, so I will give it my all. I am fearless and I promise that this bout will be an all-out war because my career and livelihood are on the line.”

 

Tickets to the event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, are priced at $950, $750, $350, $300, $250, $150, $75, and $50 (not including applicable fees), are on sale now, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP. The Charlo vs. Heiland bout is promoted in association with TGB Promotions.

 

“The Charlo vs. Heiland and Washington vs. Miller matchups are fantastic additions to night of action that is already eagerly anticipated by boxing fans,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “Jermall Charlo is a star on the rise, but he’ll have a stiff challenge against Jorge Sebastian Heiland as he seeks a path to becoming a two-division world champion. The heavyweight matchup is a very intriguing showdown with Gerald Washington hoping to prove that he deserves another opportunity at the belt and Jarrell Miller fighting in his hometown and looking to earn his first world title shot. You’re not going to want to miss this night of fights at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and on SHOWTIME.”

 

“This is a great opportunity for SHOWTIME viewers to witness Jermall Charlo’s ascent in the middleweight division in an ordered title elimination bout,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “Huge fights could be ahead for him.  Washington and Miller is a significant heavyweight match up. SHOWTIME viewers will see highlights of someone establishing themselves as an immediate player.  Fans at Barclays Center are in-store for a terrific tripleheader.”

 

“Jermall Charlo was a powerful force as a 154-pound world champion and everyone is curious to see if he can bring the same ferocity to the middleweight division,’’ said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions. “Heiland has been waiting for his chance at a middleweight world title and now he’s one step closer, but Charlo is standing in his way. This will be two fearless boxers, with something to prove and everything to gain, going at each other. The fact that it’s on the card with one of the best matchups in boxing this year – Broner versus Garcia – makes for a terrific night of boxing at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and on SHOWTIME on July 29.’’

 

The twin brother of unbeaten 154-pound champion Jermell, the Charlos became the first twins to hold world titles in the same weight class simultaneously when Jermell won his title in May 2016 while Jermall defended his belt the same night with a victory over Austin Trout. The 27-year-old will move up in weight as he seeks to become a two-division world champion after delivering a Knockout of the Year candidate against Williams in December. Fighting out of Houston and training with Ronnie Shields, Charlo won his title in 2015 by stopping Cornelius Bundrage before making his three defenses.

 

Fighting out of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Heiland enters this bout on an eight-fight winning streak including seven by knockout. The 30-year-old turned pro in 2007 with 16 straight victories before challenging for an interim title in 2010. Heiland’s current winning streak included a knockout victory in Ireland over Irish star Matthew Macklin in 2014. Heiland will be fighting in the U.S. for the second time as a professional after making his U.S. debut last September with a stoppage of Angel Hernandez.

Jarrell Miller vs. Gerald Washington By The Round (Showtime)

Heavyweight: Jarrell Miller vs. Gerald Washington
Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (18-0-1, 16 KOs)
Title challenger Gerald Washington (18-1-1, 12 KOs)
10 Rounds
July 29th 2017

By Amanda Armstrong (Triple A)

Round 1
Miller looking dominating in the first. Filling the ring with his size. Washington’s jabs look ineffective, Miller owning the center of the ring entire round.

Round 2
Miller again staying in the center work Washington into the corner to unleash combos. Washington taking more combos to the body and head. Great combos by Miller, really working the body.

Round 3
Washington cannot make a dent on Miller. Miller sneaking in effective uppercuts. Washingtons tights are ineffective. Miller very mobile in the ring, Washington is ooking worn down at the end of 3.

Round 4
Miller comes out dropping rights with heavy hands. Miller works Washington into the corner, more body work with an upper cut followed with double jab. Miller seems to have the stamina over Washington.

Round 5
Miller continues the same previous formula. Washington backing up into the ropes. Washington trying to get something going.

Round 6
Washington comes out throwing, lands some big punches. Miller shakes his head “No”. Washington saved by the bell while Miller unloads big right hands and combos on the ropes.
( Doctor check in the corner; Washington)
Round 7
Miller continuing the punishment on Washington in the corners. Attempting to finish Washington with big rights.

Round 8
Washington makes it this far. Looking worn Washington ties up Miller. Washington looking weak on the ropes. More rights from Miller at the end.

Referee Stops the fight.

Katie Taylor Set To Make U.S. Debut on Broner vs. Garcia Card

Katie Taylor Set To Make U.S. Debut on Broner vs. Garcia Card

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A stacked night of undercard bouts will be highlighted by unbeaten rising Irish stars Katie Taylor and Noel Murphy in separate showdowns on Saturday, July 29 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.

“Katie is clearly one of the biggest stars in Irish boxing and her presence on this card further evidences the rise in women’s boxing,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “She joins five-time, five weight division Puerto Rican world champion Amanda Serrano and US star Heather Hardy in continuing our commitment to include the best women on the best cards at Barclays Center. While Katie will appear on the international telecast, the local Irish community and US-based fans will need to join us at Barclays Center on July 29 to see her in action. Undefeated Noel Murphy, from County Cork, Ireland, further bolsters this card for fans of Irish boxing while Australian former world champion Billy Dib and young local talent, such as Bronx heavyweight George Arias and former Golden Gloves champions Kenny Robles and Richardson Hitchins round out the card.”

“I’m so pleased to see Katie make her American debut on such an outstanding card,” said Eddie Hearn, Group Managing Director for Matchroom Sport. “I believe Katie is the most entertaining and dangerous fighter in women’s boxing and has already lit up many venues in her professional journey, most recently Wembley Stadium on the Joshua v Klitschko card in front of 90,000. She is one of the biggest stars in Ireland and we are expecting fantastic support from the Irish community on the east coast for her first US experience.”

A rising star overseas, Bray, Ireland’s Taylor will make her U.S. debut on July 29 and conduct her training camp in Vernon, Connecticut after five pro fights in the United Kingdom dating back to her pro debut last November. Taylor has already picked up three victories in 2017, including her most recent triumph over previously unbeaten Nina Meinke in April. Taylor seeks a professional world title after a sensational amateur career that saw her twice represent her country in the Olympics, including a gold medal-winning performance in 2012, in addition to five gold medals in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.

Originally from Cork, Ireland, Murphy returned to his home country to fight as a professional for the first time in February when he won an eight-round decision over Avelino Vazquez. The 22-year-old fights out of Woodlawn, NY and will look to pick up his fourth victory this year after most recently earning a decision over Brian Jones in May. Murphy seeks his third professional win at Barclays Center and second this year after beating Maxito Sainvil in January.

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“I’m really excited about fighting in Brooklyn,” said Taylor, who faces Jasmine Clarkson over eight rounds at the Barclays Center. “New York has been very good to Irish fighters in the past and hopefully I can give people something to shout about.

“I feel like I’m still improving and still learning every day in the gym but I definitely feel ready for a world title fight now. Hopefully I can get another good win next weekend and win a world title later in the year before coming back to New York again at some point as a world Champion to defend my title.

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“After my fight at Wembley I took a couple of weeks off back home but then it was back to Connecticut to start training camp for this fight. I’ve probably spent 90 per cent of my time here in the US since turning pro so of course it’s tough being away from family and friends but if you want to do great things you have to make great sacrifices.”