Promociones del Pueblo y Televisa siguen por 3 años mas de boxeo

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Por.Gabriel F. Cordero

Fotos: Alma Montiel

Promociones del Pueblo y Televisa Deportes han presentado la nueva imagen de ‘Sábados de Box’ en el lanzamiento de la temporada 2018 del exitoso serial que semana a semana acapara una gigantesca audiencia televisiva con eventos de México, EEUU, Japón, Inglaterra y Tailandia entre otros.

Promociones del Pueblo junto a los directivos de Televisa dieron a conocer el nuevo acuerdo que asegura tres años de participación del boxeo junto a las nuevas tecnologías que se implementarán en las transmisiones a partir de este año.

Ambas empresas hablan de innovación y el uso de la tecnología; que buscarán implementar nuevas tecnologías, así como dar a conocer las historias de vida de los boxeadores para convertirlos los ídolos.

Alberto Sosa, director general de operaciones de Televisa, apuntó: “Vamos a continuar con la tradición de años en que Televisa ha seguido de cerca la trayectoria de las grandes estrellas del boxeo; renovando el convenio con Promociones del Pueblo de los señores Reginaldo Küchle y Oswaldo Küchle. Nuestro ccompromiso siempre ha sido apoyar a todas las jóvenes promesas, son 3 años mas de relación con Promociones del Pueblo; tenemos grandes planes y muchas sorpresas en las transmisiones; el boxeo tiene su sitio bien ganado en la programación. Buscaremos realizar una pelea en el Estadio Azteca”, .

Oswaldo Küchle, director general de Promociones del Pueblo, dijo : “En 2017 empezamos con dos peleas de título mundial, tuvimos mas de 50 mil personas en el Zócalo.. Presentamos la pelea millonaria de Mayweather vs McGregor, las dos peleas de ‘Canelo’ y a Joshua noqueando a Klitschko. Registramos 8656 aficionados por evento en promedio con llenos totales, los fanáticos asisten las funciones de Televisa y Promociones del Pueblo”.

“Empezamos este 2018 con nuestros eventos el 27 de enero con Jorge Linares y Lucas Matthysse, en febrero ‘Micky’ Román, el olímpico Lindolfo Delgado y ‘La Bonita’ Fernández; tendremos a Kovalev, Mijares y ‘Rocky’ en marzo, ‘Barby’ Juárez, ‘Dorado’ Reyes y Jhonny González. Ya no se diga lo que viene en mayo. Seguimos trabajando por el bien del boxeo Mexicano, somos la alianza entre el boxeador y sus sueños que además del éxito deportivo buscan traer grandes satisfaccioens a su familia. El boxeo hoy nos llena de orgullo con historias increíbles. Hay planes de 40 sábados mínimo y habrá títulos mundiales de damas; será una combinación de grandes peleas hechas en México y peleas atractivas de muchas partes del mundo. Hay un reto de llevar a una función al Bosque de Chapultepec y un proyecto con Abner Mares. Siempre estamos abiertos a hacer alianzas por el bien del boxeo y de los boxeadores” dijo Kuchle

Mauricio Sulaimán, presidente del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo, añadió: “El boxeo ha sido tradición de años en Televisa, me gusta mucho a mi ver las tradiciones, escuchar las voces de los grandes comentaristas que me remontan a mi niñez y a mis inicios en el boxeo; 2017 rompió cualquier idea de que el boxeo estaba muerto. El boxeo es el deporte que tiene dignidad, honor y clase.Lo que hacen los campeones es demostrar arriba del ring lo que es este gran deporte, y el verde y otro siempre esta ahí, la carrera de un boxeador es corta y estoy orgulloso de ustedes porque con su historia representan lo que es un ser humano que se sacrifica por un sueño”.

Estuvieron presentes la ex campeona mundial Ibeth ‘Roca’ Zamora, la clasificada Diana ‘La Bonita’ Fernández, la campeona mundial Esmeralda ‘Joya’ Moreno, la campeona nacional Lourdes ‘Pequeña Lulú’ Juárez, la campeona mundial Mariana ‘Barby’ Juárez; además del triple campeón mundial Jhonny González, el ex campeón mundial Cristian ‘Diamante’ Mijares, el tetra campeón mundial Abner Mares, el campeón mundial Rey Vargas, el retador oficial al título mundial Julio ‘Pollito’ Ceja, el doble campeón mundial Francisco ‘Chihuas’ Rodríguez, Rodrigo ‘Gato’ Guerrero, Felipe ‘Gallo’ Orucuta, el ex campeón mundial Juan ‘Churritos’ Hernández, el olímpico Lindolfo Delgado, el medallista de bronce Misael ‘Chino’ Rodríguez, los también olímpicos Elías Emigdio, Juan Pablo ‘Pivi’ Romero, el contendiente José ‘Josesito Félix Jr., el noqueador Marco ‘Dorado’ Reyes, el invicto Joseph ‘Diamante’ Aguirre y el prospecto Jorge ‘Estruendo’ Sánchez.

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Manny Pacquiao could join Terence Crawford-Jeff Horn card

By Patrick L. Stumberg

Pacquiao turned 39 last month

Out of action since July, Manny Pacquiao may make his ring return in April, joining a planned ESPN card featuring Terence Crawford vs. Jeff Horn. Bob Arum tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he intends to hold the show on April 21st at T-Mobile Arena, but faces an obstacle in the form of Las Vegas’ hockey team, the Golden Nights, who “might” need it for the playoffs.

Said playoffs don’t begin until the 11th, so the scheduling could get tricky. As a backup plan, the card could also take place on April 14th at Madison Square Garden.

Pacquiao does not yet have an opponent (it’s not Vasyl Lomachenko) and it remains uncertain whether he will be the main event over Crawford-Horn.

There were once rumblings of Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KO) fighting Crawford on a passing-of-the-torch fight, but Pacquiao is in desperate need of a win at the moment. Now more than eight years removed from his last stoppage victory, Pacquiao did not look elite against Horn whether you think he deserved the win or not. There are winnable fights out there for him, but the clock is definitely ticking.

Anyone got suggestions?

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Spence-Peterson/Easter-Fortuna final presser

By newsdesk

Undefeated welterweight world champion IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. and two-division former champ Lamont Peterson faced off Thursday at the final press conference before they enter the ring Saturday, January 20 in the main event live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The telecast begins with unbeaten IBF lightweight world champion Robert Easter and former world champion Javier Fortuna, who met face to face for the first time on Thursday.

Errol Spence Jr: There might not be a lot of talking and bad blood between us, but you know that the two of us always give a great fight for the fans. I had to wait for my title defense and then I had a lot of guys not answer the call for this fight. I have a belt and I still have to call these other guys out. Lamont Peterson answered the call like a real fighter. In a perfect world, I’d be unifying with Keith Thurman this year. I’m going to fight three times this year though. You don’t get time back. I’m ready to strike now!

Lamont Peterson: If you left it to me I’d fight every month. That’s how much I love the sport. I know a victory would help me get in the ring even more often. Sometimes if you lose at the top level, other top guys don’t want to take a chance against you. I can fix all of that this weekend!.

Robert Easter: I have no concerns fighting a southpaw. I made my last fight hard, but this time I’m going to use my reach, my feet and my speed to dominate. I’m looking for a great performance. This is going to be the best Robert Easter the fans have ever seen. We prepared to dominate this fight…I won’t leave without my strap.

Javier Fortuna: I have no excuses on January 20. I hope he doesn’t either. I will be taking that title to the Dominican Republic for my fans. I’ve been dreaming about it and I will take it. I have the style and the skills to beat Robert Easter. I know how to make sure his height does not affect me at all. Everyone will see it on fight night. I’ve prepared myself very well. I have a plan to win every round. If he’s able to stand there, I’m going to break him down round by round.

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Nietes-Reveco is official

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Surprise, surprise. As we mentioned yesterday, it was officially announced today that IBF flyweight champion Donnie Nietes (40-1-4, 22 KOs) will defend his belt against Juan Carlos Reveco (39-3, 19 KOs) on the February 24 HBO-televised Superfly 2 card in Los Angeles.

The event is headlined by WBC super flyweight world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (43-4-1, 39 KOs) against former world champion and #1 ranked mandatory challenger Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada (36-2, 25 KOs). The other announced televised bout is former champ Carlos “Principe” Cuadras (36-2-1, 27 KOs) vs. McWilliams Arroyo (16-3, 14 KOs).

Also, Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (38-5, 22 KOs) faces Artem Dalakian (15-0, 11 KOs) for the vacant WBA flyweight world title in a bout that deserves to be on TV, but isn’t.

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Ogawa suspended for prefight positive test

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has suspended Kenichi Ogawa after it revealed the IBF junior lightweight champion tested positive for two forms of synthetic testoterone.

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Donnie Nietes to defend title vs. Juan Carlos Reveco in third Superly 2 TV fight

By Mike Coppinger

The Superfly 2 tripleheader is now rounded out, and the latest addition is a good one, even if it’s not a 115-pound bout.

It was announced Thursday that Donnie Nietes will make the first defense of his 112-pound title against former champion Juan Carlos Reveco on February 24 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Nietes, who is on the cusp on pound-for-pound status, won the flyweight title with a 12-round over Komgrich Nantapech in April. Now, Nietes is getting ready for his close-up on American television.

“Fighting in Los Angeles for the third time in front of the great Filipino fans along with fighting on HBO is a great honor for me, said Nietes, 35, who will compete before Juan Francisco Estrada challenges Srisaket Sor Rungvisai for a title. “I know how tough Reveco is but I’ll be well prepared to defend my title on Saturday, February 24.”

Nietes (40-1-4, 22 knockouts) also held titles at 105 pounds and 108, and now he’ll share a card with some of the best 115-pounders in the world.

In Reveco (39-3, 19 KOs), he’ll meet a man who also beat Nantapech in his last outing, a unanimous decision, too. The 34-year-old Argentine held a title at 108 pounds and then 112, but lost that flyweight belt to Kazuto Ioka via majority decision before he was knocked out in the rematch.

He, too, is preparing for his HBO debut, and this will be Reveco’s first fight in the U.S.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for me to finally fight in the United States and against a great champion in Donnie Nietes,” Reveco said. “I know there will be a huge amount of Argentinian fans at the Forum for the fight and I look forward to winning the IBF Flyweight World Title in front of them.”

With Nietes the top dog at flyweight and Reveco rated No. 3 by THE RING, it’s possible the bout will be contested for the publication’s vacant championship.

Mike Coppinger is the Senior Writer for RingTV.com. Follow him on Twitter: @MikeCoppinger

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Kenichi Ogawa suspended after failed drug test

By Patrick L. Stumberg

Ogawa reportedly tested positive for synthetic testosterone

The Tevin Farmer-Kenichi Ogawa saga has taken another turn. After controversially edging the favored Farmer on December 9th, Ogawa has tested positive for synthetic testosterone. He faces a hearing in the near future which could result in the fight being overturned and/or Ogawa being stripped of his IBF super featherweight title.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a reputable pundit who scored the fight for Ogawa (23-1, 17 KO), who was on the wrong end of the punch stats and seemed fairly outclassed by Farmer (25-5-1, 5 KO). Those of you who are fond of karmic retribution may be fond of this story, although anything could happen at the hearing. As the WBC has shown, these sorts of things can be treated more as guidelines than rules when it comes to laying down the law.

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