Alvarado VS Haynes, Airtight Boxing Gallery

Alvaro VS Haynes, Airtight Boxing: Ready 2 Rumble 

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Roque VS Hasan Airtight Boxing Gallery

Roque VS Hasan

Airtight Boxing, Ready 2 Rumble

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Sierra VS Melo Fight Gallery

Mario Sierra VS Arturo Melo, Airtight Boxing

9-29-2017

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AIRTIGHT BOXING: MELO REIGNS SUPREME

 Boxing, winners, Denver, Airtight Boxing, Arturo MeloBY EVAN HERTZOG

9-30-17

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The “Imperium Event Center”, was rocking Friday night in Westminster Colorado as Airtight Boxing put on one of the more competitive cards I can remember from 2017 in Colorado. Each match show cased both fighters involved with many back and forth fights taking place last night. In total, Airtight provided us with a 9-bout card including 1 amateur kickboxing bout, 6 amateur boxing bouts and 2 amazing pro boxing bouts in the co-main and main event.

The Imperium always provides an intense environment with its close quarters and fans seemingly breathing on top of the ring. When it is standing room only it only adds to the great boxing atmosphere. It gets loud in there and loud quickly. I have no better example other than when Chuy Alvarado stepped into the ring on Friday night to take on Sydney Haynes in the final amateur boxing match of the evening. Alvarado was the clear bread winner as far as ticket sales go for airtight’s latest event as what seemed like the entire venue rose to their feet and roared as “El Tanque” himself strolled to the ring. They never sat down either. With each overhand right and sweeping left hook that landed for Alvarado the crowd went into frenzy and although he didn’t score the knock out in front of his rabid fan base, he did put on a great show and won a unanimous decision against a very formidable opponent in Haynes and gave cause for an absolute party atmosphere as he made his way back to the locker room.

Alvarado’s energy carried over into the pro portion of the card as we made our way into the co-main event between Sevelle Hasan(1-1) and Tommy Roque(1-0). This proved to be such and even match as both fighters showed off their boxing skill and counter punching skill. Hasan seemed to have figured out the timing of the left hand to the body that Roque was determined to throw and started to move out the back door and land a stunning right cross repeatedly until he finally caught Roque square on the chin sending the Marine veteran crashing to the canvas in what looked like a devastating KO at first glance but Roque somehow made it to his feet and recovered almost instantly. Hasan allowed Roque back in it in the final minute and a half of the second round when he should have gone for the finish. This would prove to be costly for Hasan as the marine Roque stole the momentum going into the third round and picked up the pace even more so in the third.

Roque made an adjustment between rounds two and three and abandoned the left hand to the body and instead switched up his attack by throwing more right hooks to the body, eliminating the right cross power punch of Hasan that sent him to the canvas in the second round. The third saw multiple phonebooth like exchanges between the two warriors but the body work of Roque seemed to be taking affect as we moved into the last minute and a half of the round. The power of Hasan was clearly not the same now and the constant pressure from the once nearly knocked out Roque, looked to be somewhat shaking the confidence of Hasan. Roque was able to pressure Hasan to the ropes for the majority of the third round but Hasan was still answering with power shots of his own, landing an effective right uppercut. Roque would return fire, landing his best power punches of the fight to the body. Once the damage was done down stairs, Roque let Hasan come forward off the ropes. As Hasan was clearly protecting the body, a big overhand right rocked Hasan and sat him down on the middle ropes which would normally be called a knockdown but after two more strikes landed on Hasan, referee Tim Mills had seen enough and jumped in to stop the fight, giving Roque a KO victory in his pro debut and in epic comeback fashion showing the pure heart of a United States Marine. Congrats to both fighters for putting on the fight of the night in my opinion.

With one of the most highly anticipated fights of the year next up in the main event of the evening between Arturo Melo(4-2) and Mario Sierra(2-1) for the Rocky Mountain State Super Bantamweight title, I wasn’t sure if the energy in the building could be kept at such a high level after two loud, action-packed fights in the Alvarado fight and the co-main event.

It was kept.

From the opening bell the two super bantamweight warriors came to throw down and put on a show. The exchanges were the fastest and most impressive of the entire evening as both Melo and Sierra came out in the first round looking very sharp. Sierra was having success early on the inside but Melo started to control the distance and the pace of the fight early with a new found stiff jab the was keeping Sierra just out of reach with his power hooks that have been so successful early in his career. The jab continued to frustrate Sierra until he forced the action and walked through punches to close the distance, landing two or three good shots on Melo midway through the first round but the maturation of Melo and the willingness to instantly return fire was seeming to pay off for the 19-year-old Colorado Springs fighter. The power punching of Sierra wasn’t having the same effect on Melo as it has had against lesser opponents in the past and that proved to be true as Melo ate a shot from Sierra and sent back a glancing right hand that saw Sierra hit the canvas for the first time in his career. The corner of Sierra and the fighter himself argued that it was a slip and with the angle that I had I can’t really say for certain, so I always side with the third man the ring as he or she always has the best view of the fight.

The knockdown at the end of the first round gave some worry to the Sierra fan base as they hadn’t seen him in that position before in his pro boxing career, but the young man showed nothing but confidence as the second round started, showing his willingness to get back to the inside and exchange power punches with Melo. Melo wasn’t having any of that though and continued to control the fight with his new found snapping jab that once again kept Sierra away until he rushed forward which opened up the power punching of Melo, making Sierra an easier target to hit as he came towards him. The final minute of round two bounced back into phone booth mode as Melo abandoned the jab and decided to exchange with Sierra for the last portion of the round, with both fighters landing significant shots to each of their cheek bones it was becoming a close fight once again after the first-round knockdown for Melo.

The third round started and the Imperium event center was flooded with chants of Mario and rumbles of Melo as the two young boxing talents met again in the center of the ring and exchanged four punch combinations respectfully. Sierra seemed to have a mean streak in him in the third round as he came forward landing some of his best punches in the fight while eating some of Melos best power shots. His aggression would get the best of him in the final minute of round three as he threw caution the wind and unleashed everything he had but that left him exposed upstairs and Arturo Melo would take advantage of that. The beginning of the end started with a stinging jab from Melo that snapped the head of Sierra back and dazed him a bit. As he tried to recover and move forward in the following moments he left himself open for two hooks the face in a row the right hook stumbled Sierra and had him in deep trouble. As he stumbled forward from the right hook landed by Melo, Sierra couldn’t get his hands back up and Melo dropped a hammer of a left hook that sent Sierra crashing to the canvas. All credit to the heart and toughness of Sierra as it didn’t seem as though he would make it back to his feet but he somehow pulled himself up but he was still too dazed and was not able to walk forward to veteran referee Stephen Blea and stumbled into his corner and the ropes, forcing Blea to waive the fight off, ending the night in insanely entertaining fashion.

Charlie Ibarra (head boxing coach hustle hard boxing) rushed into the ring and lifted his fighter and new crowned rocky mountain super bantamweight champion Arturo Melo to the rafters as the Imperium event center went into a fever pitch.

Both fighters showed true class and respect to each other and to each’s fan base after their exciting main event. I’ve been saying it for a month now. These two fighters deserve all the credit in the world for taking the hard fights early and often in their careers. They could have waited three years and padded their records on their way to this inevitable fight but instead these two young gentleman decided to step into the proving grounds early and for that I salute the both of you.

Humble in victory and defeat, Melo and Sierra prove what type of role model’s boxers can be for our youth even when they are youthful still themselves.

HERTZY OUT

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FIGHT TALK: SCL BOXING MATCH MAKER CHRIS MACLEAN-MAESTAS

EVAN HERTZOG

9-23-17

Sparta Combat League brings the boxing side of their promotion back to “The Grizzly Rose”, on Saturday September 30th in Denver. Known mostly for their MMA promotion, SCL has continued to make waves in boxing in the region as they continue to put on great fight nights with some of Denver’s best young boxing talent on display at every event. I look forward to seeing show announcements from the promotion, more and more on the “sweet science”, end of things. The cards have gotten better with each announcement and next Saturdays lineup is no different.

SCL is bringing a total of 12 boxing matches to the Griz, including 6 professional bouts. Three of which I am very excited for in Jarabek(5-1) vs Antonio Flores(3-0)/ Jose Arellano(3-0) vs Ruben Tellez(2-1) and Mario Quezada(2-0) vs Andrew Strode(1-0). I was able to catch up with SCL Boxing match-maker Chris Maclean-Maestas earlier this month to get his perspective on this great card and a little insight into what SCL has in store moving forward.

I started by asking for a general statement on the card and Chris was kind enough to give me that as follows.

                We are very excited about our September 30th card as it is probably one of the strongest we have held to date. We Pride ourselves on putting together quality match ups and I believe we hit the mark and exceeded that with the card on September 30. We have the best young fighters in Colorado showcasing their skills on the day.

The card usually comes together with just spit bawling back-and-forth between myself and Jeff(Cisneros) then throwing feelers out to see what we can actually make happen. This go-round a lot of it really worked out as we have some quality local match ups, as well as quality opposition coming in from out of town to challenge our Colorado fighters. I just would like to thank all of the SCL family because it is all a team effort and couldn’t be done without each and every one of us.”

I then asked him if he could point out a couple bouts on the card that really stood out to him and could prove to be fan favorite type of fights.

                “Absolutely, the two that stick out to me the most would probably be the Andrew Strode versus Mario Quezada fight and Jonny Jarabek versus Antonio Flores. The Strode Quezada fight is very intriguing as both young undefeated fighters with something to prove I think that is going to be full of action from the opening bell. As far as the Jarabek Flores matchup you have a clash of styles that can only present fireworks. Flores who is a come forward pressure type fighter with a great chin against A slick long rangy boxer in Jarabek with a chip on his shoulder makes for a very interesting matchup. Also any fight that Jose Arrelano is in will always be a treat!”

Finally I wrapped up our discussion by asking him for the outlook on SCL Boxing as we end 2017 and move into 2018 and what the fans could expect?

                “Not just SCL boxing fans but Colorado boxing fans in general can expect nothing but quality in our fights in our production and in our approach. With the young talent the state has mixed with some quality veterans you can expect some marquee match up’s with a few surprises here and there. We are primed and ready to make a big splash into next year.”

Keep checking in with the fight magazine this week as we continue coverage during “fight week”.

HERTZY OUT

My “look back” of Andre Ward

 

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As a traveling sports photographer I was so elated to be wrapped up in Ward VS Kovalev 1 & 2.  As much as I would love to see one more fight from him, it’s time to respect him. As much as I didn’t like the outcome of Ward Kovalev 2, I give him respect in his honestly about leaving the sport.

Andre Ward has put on the suit at ringside,  commandeered himself a microphone and a place.  He has made his career on his own terms, and he landed on top.

“From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone who has played a part in my journey,” Ward said. “You know who you are. I could not have done this without you. I want to be clear — I am leaving because my body can no longer put up with the rigors of the sport and therefore my desire to fight is no longer there.

“If I cannot give my family, my team, and the fans everything that I have, then I should no longer be fighting. Above all, I give God the glory, for allowing me to do what I’ve done, for as long as I have.” Andre Ward

 

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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

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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

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AIRTIGHT BOXING:”READY 2 RUMBLE” – MELO AND SIERRA:”READY 2 SHINE”

BY EVAN HERTZOG

9-12-17

PHOTO CREDIT: AMANDA ARMSTRONG “TRIHEX PHOTOGRAPHY”

Colorado boxing starts its ferocious march into the fall of 2017 with multiple cards and many talented boxers up and down each of them. We get the fight filled fall of ’17 kicked off at the “Imperium Event Center” in Westminster Colorado on September 29th, with Air Tight Boxing’s “Ready2Rumble”. The first of many planned boxing events under the powerhouse promotions banner lead by the Colorado Boxing mainstay, Steve Mestas.

As always Steve will be giving a platform to the upcoming talent that the amateur boxing scene has to offer in the Rocky Mountain state and the surrounding territory. These fights will give us a glance into the states boxing future and provide for some fun action, no doubt, but for now it is the top two bouts atop the poster that should be intriguing to any fight fan in the area. Including a must see collision course of two of Colorado’s best young talents’ in the lower weight divisions when Arturo Melo (3-2) of Colorado Springs’ “Hustle Hard Boxing” and Mario Sierra (2-0-1) of Greeley and the “Top Notch Boxing Gym”, square off in the main event of the evening.

Before we are treated with a possible fight of the year candidate between Melo and Sierra, we will have a chance to see young undefeated prospect Seville Hasan (1-0) return to the ring for the first time since scoring a TKO victory in his debut in early 2017 over Henry Silva. This time the hungry Hasan will be stepping in with Tommy Roque, which should make for a stellar co main event and leave us wanting more as we head into one of the more highly anticipated fights in the region at the end of 2017, in the main event.

Although both fighters in the main event call other Colorado cities home, they will meet on familiar ground in Denver as it acts as a meeting point between these two young guns. Both fighters have spent the better part of their early careers fighting in Denver and have started to garner respect from neutral fight fans in the mile high in each’s case, which should make for a great crowd on the 29th at the Imperium, only adding to the esteem of this fight.

The Imperium is a great venue for boxing and with its tight walls the fight fans are right on top of the action in the very intimate setting in Westminster. The heat turns up as the building feels up and it feels as though you are just as much a part of the fight as the two warriors that entertain inside of the ring. Many great fights have taken place in the Imperium and it’s in my humble opinion that we will be able to add another to the list after Melo and Sierra finish the evening at ATB’s “Ready2Rumble”.

This fight is crucial for both fighters moving forward as the rest of their careers’ path will be determined by their early success or failures. Both fighters should be credited for making this fight happen for just that reason. The thing is though, neither of these guys are strangers to taking the tough fight early on. Both having gone to battle with one of Colorado’s other up and coming fighters in Adan Gonzales (3-1-1) of “TLC Boxing Gym”. Melo lost a close decision to Gonzales and Sierra fought him to a draw, both within the last year. With this common opponent and with the outcomes for each of them, this fight could act as an elimination bout for a possible rematch with Gonzales down the road, something I’m sure both fighters hold great interest in.

The good thing for both guys is that neither of those bouts with Gonzales were their last bouts. Melo is coming off a big first round KO of Greg Gallegos and Sierra, not to be outdone, is coming off of his own first round knockout victory when he tore down Marco Alcaraz in the first round of their fight earlier this year. This is the perfect storm for a great fight and if all goes as planned over the next couple of weeks it will be a fight we will be able to see come to fruition in front of our very own eyes.

Tickets are available through any fighter that is on the card and through Steve Mestas. You can also get ahold of us here at The Fight Magazine and we will get you set away with the ticket of your choice.

Once again, the fights will be located at the “Imperium Event Center”, at 3051 W. 74th Ave. in Westminster Colorado on September 29th. Doors will open at 6pm and the first bell will sound at 7:30pm sharp.

See you there!

HERTZY OUT

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

UNDEFEATED CONTENDERS AND PROSPECTS

TO BE FEATURED ON CANELO VS. GOLOVKIN

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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.

Cotto VS Kamegai (Golden Boy Promotions) Gallery and Quotes

Cotto VS Kamegai scorecardSaturday August, 26th 2017

StubHub Center, Carson, California

Photos: Amanda Armstrong/ TrihexPhotography.com

Miguel Cotto:

“I tried to do my best, and I think I did that tonight. I am happy with my performance. He’s a tough fighter, and was a tough opponent. It was during round 5 or 6 that I knew he was going to make it to the 12 rounds. Come December 31st, I will retire, I’ve did it and done it all. I’m 36 going on 37, and I think I’ve come to the end of my career. I will fight once more in December. I’ll let Freddie tell you who I want.”

Freddie Roach:

“We want the winner of Canelo-GGG”

Yoshihiro Kamegai:

“I felt so much frustration not being able to land any of my punches. I could not catch him at all. I couldn’t catch him at all. He is such a talented legend, I am so glad I got the opportunity to fight him.”

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