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Former World Champion Juan Carlos Payano Returns to Take On Alexis Santiago in Main Event Of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 & BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes

 
Tuesday, August 22 from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas
 
Plus! Once Beaten Lightweights Jamel Herring and Ladarius Miller
Square-Off in Co-Main Event
 
Tickets on Sale Tomorrow!
 
LAS VEGAS (August 8, 2017) – Former world champion Juan Carlos Payano (18-1, 9 KOs) will face Alexis Santiago (21-4-1, 8 KOs) in a 10-round bantamweight matchup that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes August 22 from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas and presented by Mayweather Promotions.
Payano versus Santiago replaces the previously announced main event that featured a lightweight match between Mickey Bey and Anthony Peterson that was cancelled after Bey was injured in training.
“I am excited to be back in the ring and on the way back to the top,” said Payano. “I don’t plan to allow anything to derail me from being champion again. I’m ready to put on a great performance and get the big fights that I want. I’m looking forward to once again reigning supreme in this division. I’m never in a boring fight so you won’t want to miss it on August 22!”
“I’ve been staying steady with training camp and everything has been really smooth,” said Santiago. “After my last fight I took a few months off to let my body heal and I feel much better going into this fight. My opponent is tough and aggressive. He’s a former world champion but I feel that I have what it takes to win. This fight is happening during the biggest fight week in boxing and I couldn’t be happier. I’m just staying focused on doing what I have to do to get in the ring and get that win.”
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT as part of an exciting week of events presented by Mayweather Promotions and leading up to the Mayweather vs. McGregor showdown on Saturday.
The August 22 show will also feature a showdown between once-beaten lightweights Jamel Herring (16-1, 9 KOs) and Ladarius Miller (13-1, 4 KOs), who will meet in a 10-round match.
“I was so excited when I got the news that I got this opportunity,” said Herring. “This is a huge stage for me to be on and it is an honor. I’ve been training alongside some great guys in camp to make sure I am in top shape and I’m really looking forward to it. I’m familiar with Ladarius from when I trained in the Mayweather Boxing Club a couple years ago. I don’t underestimate him, but I’ve been in the ring with tough vets and I think I’ve got what it takes.”
“I think a lot of people have doubted me in the past, but lately I feel like I am finally getting the recognition I knew I deserved,” said Miller. “My team has been great in encouraging me to stay consistent. I had to make a lot of changes to help me evolve as a fighter physically and mentally. I feel mentally locked in right now and my last few fights have showed my hungry wont-back-down side and on August 22 the fans just better be ready to see ‘Memphis.’ I’ve seen my opponents resume and all I can say is, this is going to be a good ol’ brawl.”
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, are priced at $125, $100, $75 and $50 and are on sale tomorrow, August 9.  Tickets are available online at www.samstownlv.com/entertain.
“This is an incredible event to kick-off the biggest fight week in the history of boxing,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “We are proud to announce that some of Mayweather Promotions’ top prospects will be featured on their own FS1 and FOX Deportes card, giving the fans nonstop action and excitement for the whole week. We have a great lineup in-store with former world champion Juan Carlos Payano taking on Alexis Santiago in the main event and Jamel Herring and Ladarius Miller in the co-feature. It is truly going to be an action filled night of boxing.”
The two-time Dominican Olympian Payano began his path towards another world title with a stoppage of Isao Gonzalo Carranza in January, after first becoming a champion via a technical decision over Anselmo Moreno in September 2014. The accomplished amateur won gold at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean games with victories over McJoe Arroyo and Yoandris Salinas. He defeated Jundy Maraon, Jose Silveria and Luis Maldonado on the way to his title shot and engaged in a pair of exciting fights with Rau’shee Warren that saw him defend his title in August 2015 and lose in June 2016.
A pro since 2009, the 26-year-old Santiago had won ten consecutive bouts before dropping a decision to Jose Cayetano in his last contest. The Phoenix-native defeated Gustavo Molina, Javier Gallo and Antonio Tostado Garcia in 2015 and and has also taken down once-beaten fighters Alex Rangel and Hanzel Martinez. He will make his 2017 debut against one of his most experienced foes to date in Payano.
An amateur standout who won a 2012 Amateur National Championship the same year as his Olympic run, Herring fights out of Cincinnati and is originally from Coram, New York. The 31-year-old won his first 15 pro fights including triumphs over Luis Eduardo Florez, Yakubu Amidu and Hector Velasquez. A former member of the U.S. Marine Corps, Herring bounced back from his first defeat and stopped experienced contender Art Hovhannisyan in February.
A pro since 2014, Miller won his first nine pro fights as he used his speed and skills to out box opponents. Originally from Memphis but now living and training in Las Vegas, Miller has won four fights in a row, including three by stoppage. His last bout saw Miller fight to the eighth round for the first time in his career and impressively stop the then once-beaten Jesus Gutierrez in the final frame.
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Fans can live stream the fights on FOX Sports GO, available in English or Spanish through the FS1 or FOX Deportes feeds. The fights are available on desktop at FOXSportsGO.com and through the app store, or connected devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku. In addition, all programs are also available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.
For more information: visit www.premierboxingchampions.comhttp://www.foxsports.com/presspass/homepage and www.foxdeportes.com. Follow on Twitter @PremierBoxing,  @MayweatherPromo, @FS1, @FOXDeportes and @Swanson_Comm and become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PremierBoxingChampionswww.facebook.com/foxsports, www.facebook.com/foxdeportes and www.facebook.com/MayweatherPromotions. PBC on FS1 & FOX Deportes is sponsored by Corona Extra, La Cerveza Mas Fina.

Former World Champion Mickey Bey Returns to Take On Once-Beaten Contender Anthony Peterson in Main Event Of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 & BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes

 
Tuesday, August 22 from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas
 
Plus! Former World Champion Juan Carlos Payano Battles
Alexis Santiago in Bantamweight Showdown
 
Tickets on Sale Friday, August 4 at 12 p.m. PT!
 
LAS VEGAS (August 2, 2017) – Former lightweight world champion Mickey Bey (22-2-1, 10 KOs) will face once-beaten contender Anthony Peterson (37-1, 24 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight matchup that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes August 22 from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas in Las Vegas.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT as part of an exciting week of events presented by Mayweather Promotions and leading up to the Mayweather vs. McGregor showdown on Saturday.
“It’s been over a year since I was in the ring and I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on my career as a fighter and as a man,” said Bey. “I realize what’s important now and how I can protect my legacy as a fighter. I’ve put in more work fir this fight than I have for any other and I’m ready to let my performance speak for me. I’m focusing on my mental toughness and my ring IQ and I’m looking to put on a perfect performance on August 22.”
“I’m just happy to be back in the ring and fighting again,” said Peterson. “I’ve known Mickey Bey for years and he’s a good friend of mine. But business is business and on August 22 I will be all business when I step into the ring.”
The August 22 show will feature a showdown between former world champion Juan Carlos Payano (18-1, 9 KOs) and Phoenix’s Alexis Santiago (21-4-1, 8 KOs) in 10 rounds of bantamweight action.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, are priced at $125, $100, $75 and $50 and are on sale Friday, August 4 at 12 p.m. PT. Tickets are available online at www.samstownlv.com/entertain.
“This is an incredible event to kick-off the biggest fight week in the history of boxing,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “We are proud to announce that some of Mayweather Promotions’ top prospects will be featured on their own FS1 and FOX Deportes card, giving the fans nonstop action and excitement for the whole week. We have a great lineup in store with Mickey Bey and Anthony Peterson in the main event, and former world champion Juan Carlos Payano taking on Alexis Santiago in the co-feature. It is truly going to be an action filled night of boxing.”
Originally from Cleveland but fighting out of Las Vegas, Bey steps back into the ring after challenging unbeaten two-division champion Rances Barthelemy last June. Bey won his world title in 2014 with a decision victory over long reigning champion Miguel Vasquez. He vacated his title due to injuries but returned in December 2015 to defeat previously unbeaten Naim Nelson by decision and earn his most recent title fight. Bey’s previous victories include triumphs over Alan Herrera, Carlos Cardenas and Hector Velazquez.
The brother of current welterweight titlist Lamont Peterson, Anthony enters this fight the winner of his last seven bouts, including a dominant decision over once-beaten Samuel Neequaye last April. The fighter out of Washington, D.C., was unbeaten in his first 30 pro fights before dropping a title eliminator to Brandon Rios in 2010. He returns to the ring looking to take out a former champion on his way to another shot at a title.
The two-time Dominican Olympian Payano began his path towards another world title with a stoppage of Isao Gonzalo Carranza in January, after first becoming a champion via a technical decision over Anselmo Moreno in September 2014. The accomplished amateur won gold at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean games with victories over McJoe Arroyo and Yoandris Salinas. He defeated Jundy Maraon, Jose Silveria and Luis Maldonado on the way to his title shot and engaged in a pair of exciting fights with Rau’shee Warren that saw him defend his title in August 2015 and lose in June 2016.
A pro since 2009, the 26-year-old Santiago had won ten consecutive bouts before dropping a decision to Jose Cayetano in his last contest. The Phoenix-native defeated Gustavo Molina, Javier Gallo and Antonio Tostado Garcia in 2015 and and has also taken down once-beaten fighters Alex Rangel and Hanzel Martinez. He will make his 2017 debut against one of his most experienced foes to date in Payano.
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Fans can live stream the fights on FOX Sports GO, available in English or Spanish through the FS1 or FOX Deportes feeds. The fights are available on desktop at FOXSportsGO.com and through the app store, or connected devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku. In addition, all programs are also available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.
For more information: visit www.premierboxingchampions.comhttp://www.foxsports.com/presspass/homepage and www.foxdeportes.com. Follow on Twitter @PremierBoxing,  @MayweatherPromo, @FS1, @FOXDeportes and @Swanson_Comm and become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PremierBoxingChampionswww.facebook.com/foxsports,www.facebook.com/foxdeportesand www.facebook.com/MayweatherPromotions. PBC on FS1 & FOX Deportes is sponsored by Corona Extra, La Cerveza Mas Fina.

THE FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. FOUNDATIONS PRESENTS: THE 3RDANNUAL FIGHT-4-FITNESS 5K RUN, 2K WALK, KIDS FUN RUN & COMMUNITY DAY SUNDAY MARCH 12TH AT SUNSET PARK  IN LAS VEGAS

 
A FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT GEARED TOWARD PROMOTING HEALTH & FITNESS AWARENESS WITHIN THE LAS VEGAS COMMUNITY
 
WHO:             LEONARD ELLERBE, CEO of Mayweather Promotions
FIGHTERS: Badou Jack, J’Leon Love, Alexis Santiago, Kevin Newman plus more!
WHAT:          THE FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. FOUNDATION invites the Las
Vegas community and surrounding areas to join us for our 3rd Annual Fight-4-Fitness. The festivities will start off with a 5K race and 2K walk, the scavenger hunt & Kids Fun Run will follow, and Community Day will finish up the event. Fight-4-Fitness will also feature vendors, merchandise booths and a meet & greet with the Mayweather Promotions stable of fighters. Comedian & radio personality Mike Pwill host this year’s event while the event also features Las Vegas’ ownDJ D Miles, Prodigy Dance Group, a live step show from UNLV’s Zeta Phi Beta, and The Monster Kids!
WHEN:          SUNDAY, MARCH 12TH
The 2017 event day schedule (all times PT):
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Participant registration/check-in
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Kids Scavenger Hunt
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.5K Run & 2K Walk
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Kids Fun Run
11:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.Awards Ceremony
11:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Community Day
 
WHERE:       SUNSET PARK
                        2601 East Sunset Road
                        Las Vegas, NV 89120
The 3rd Annual Fight-4-Fitness 5K Race, 2K Walk, KIDS FUN RUN, & Community Day sponsors to date include: Mayweather Promotions, The Money Team, Mayweather Sports, SHOWTIME, and Greenspun Media Group. This year, a portion of registration proceeds will go toward local Las Vegas track teams, and the top 3 track teams with the highest registration participation will also be presented with a cash prize for their respective teams: 1st place will receive a donation of $5000, 2nd place will receive a donation of $3,000, and the 3rd place team will receive a donation of $2,000.
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Domonique Dolton & Justin DeLoach Training Camp Notes

 
Super Welterweights Square-Off Friday, Sept. 16 in Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce TV Action From The Chelsea Inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
 
LAS VEGAS (September 12, 2016) – Rising contenders Domonique Dolton and Justin DeLoach are set to meet in a pivotal matchup of highly regarded young fighters that serves as the co-main event of Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce TV Friday, Sept. 16 from The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Televised coverage on Bounce TV begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and is headlined by former world champion Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith battling once beaten contender Frank “Notorious” Galarza.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, start at $29 and are on sale now. Tickets are available online at: www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com.
Here is what the fighters had to say about training camp, their 10-round showdown and more:
How has training camp gone for this fight?
 
Domonique Dolton: “Training has been going well. My strategy has been to stick to conditioning. I swim twice a week and that’s something new that’s been added to my routine. It’s helped a lot with conditioning. I have a new coach, Theotrice Chambers, and we have great chemistry and the results will show come fight night.”
Justin DeLoach: “Training camp has been amazing. It’s really been a great camp. We’re doing all the physical and mental things we have to do for this fight. I’m keeping my head in the game and I’m focused. This team has been with me since the amateur days.”
What do you think of your opponent and how do you see this fight going stylistically?
 
DD: “From what I saw, he looks like a tough guy. We are not on the same level though. He’s fought a couple of undefeated guys, but it doesn’t compare to my level of fighting. My skills will speak for me. I put in the hard work. I won’t be thinking about the crowd; it will be tunnel vision for me in the ring. My style is a boxer-puncher and I’m willing to get inside if I have to. I can adapt and adjust in the ring and that’s my advantage over him.”
JD: “This fight is not going all night. I will break him down early in the fight. I have been studying him and I know Domonique better than he knows himself.”
What kind of problems does your opponent pose?
 
DD: “I don’t see any problems. I’m been in the ring with all types of guys. I’ve gone toe-to-toe with a lot of guys and I’ve seen a lot. I have the experience advantage. I have what it takes and I’m just on a different level than Justin DeLoach.”
JD: “I don’t feel like there are any problems going into this one. I am my biggest challenge. The only person who can beat me, is me. He’s just another body in the ring. I’m going to outthink him in there. I have been keeping my mind right and that’s going to help me out on fight night.”
What are you looking for in the future if you can get the win on September 16?
 
DD: “This will probably be my last fight in the division. I will go down and pursue my career at 147-pounds. I believe I am a better and more natural fighter at 147-pounds. I have my names on guys at that weight, but for now I just want to make a name for myself. I’m looking to get a win and become a better fighter.”
JD: “I don’t feel the need to call anybody out. But if you have a belt, then I’m coming for you. It goes without saying that I want a title shot and I think I’m ready.”
Why do you believe you’ll be victorious on fight night?
 
DD: “I am going to win this fight. My confidence is sky high from the team I have been working with. I’m happy with the work I’ve been putting in. I have been training really hard and I believe in my ability. I have what it takes to win. I’m ready to put on a show for my family. I’m motivated by the negativity so the people against me will see what I bring come fight night.”
JD: “I feel like I’m bringing peace into this fight. I have nothing to prove and I’m trying to make a statement. He has more to lose than I do. I can only be Justin DeLoach. I am in this sport to challenge myself. The loss turned me into a better fighter. It humbled me and took a lot of pressure off of my shoulders. I am better than I’ve ever been before.”
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Exciting Contender Alexis Santiago Takes On Mexico’s Jose Cayetano Friday, Sept. 16 in Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce TV Action From The Chelsea Inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

 
Plus! J’Leon Love vs. Dashon Johnson & Sharif Bogere vs. Luis Florez as Part of Exciting Undercard Lineup
 
LAS VEGAS (September 8, 2016) – Super bantamweight contender Alexis “Beaver” Santiago (21-3-1, 8 KOs) will face Mexico’s Jose Cayetano (19-4, 9 KOs) in a 10-round showdown featured on Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce TV Friday, Sept. 16 from The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
The main event on Bounce TV will feature former world champion Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith battling once beaten contender Frank “Notorious” Galarza. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features a super welterweight showdown between Domonique Dolton and Justin DeLoach.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, start at $29 and are on sale now. Tickets are available online at: www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com.
Additional undercard action features super middleweight contender J’Leon Love (22-1, 12 KOs) battling Dashon Johnson (21-19-3, 6 KOs) in a 10-round showdown and exciting contender Sharif “The Lion” Bogere (28-1, 19 KOs) taking on Colombia’sLuis Florez (21-4, 17 KOs) in a 10-round super lightweight contest.
The stacked night of exciting matchups will feature light heavyweight Lionell Thompson (16-4, 10 KOs) in an eight-round bout against Chicago’s Donovan George (25-5-2, 22 KOs) plus super middleweight Lanell “KO” Bellows (16-1-1, 9 KOs) battling Mexico’s Fernando Castenada (18-10, 12 KOs) in an eight-round contest and undefeated Juan Heraldez (10-0, 7 KOs) taking on Mexico’s Reyes Sanchez (28-8-2, 15 KOs) in eight-rounds of welterweight action.
Rounding out the night is Memphis-born prospect Ladarius Miller (10-1, 2 KOs) against unbeaten Maynard Allison (5-0, 4 KOs) in a six-round super lightweight bout and undefeated Sanjarbek Rakhmanov (4-0-1, 3 KOs) in a six-round welterweight contest.
A pro since 2009, the 25-year-old Santiago is unbeaten in his last ten bouts and is coming off of a victory over Erik Ruiz in February. The Phoenix-native defeated Gustavo Molina, Javier Gallo and Antonio Tostado Garcia in 2015 and has not taken a loss since 2012. His most impressive triumphs came over once-beaten fighters Alex Rangel and Hanzel Martinez, both of whom he beat in 10-round bouts.  He is set to take on the 29-year-old Cayetano who has fought professionally since 2009. Fighting out of Tijuana, Mexico, Cayetano lost a decision to Leo Santa Cruz in 2015 but has won his last two fights.
A once-beaten contender at 168-pounds, the 28-year-old Love bounced back from his lone defeat to defeat Scott Sigmon, Jason Escalera and Marcus Upshaw in 2015 before stopping Michael Gbenga in April to begin his 2016. The Inkster, Michigan native owns wins over Marco Antonio Periban, Derrick Findley and Lajuan Simon on his way to contender status. He takes on the exciting 28-year-old contender Johnson out of Escondido, California. He enters this fight coming off of back-to-back victories over Decarlo Perez and Victor Palacios.
A winner of his first 23 pro fights, Bogere fights out of Las Vegas while proudly representing his native Uganda. The 27-year-old has picked up up victories over Raymundo Beltran, Francisco Contreras and Manuel Levya across his career that dates back to 2008. He enters this bout on a five-fight winning streak and will take on the 29-year-old Florez out of Magangue, Colombia, who made his U.S. debut in February of this year.
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ALEXIS SANTIAGO DEFEATS ERIK RUIZ IN ACTION-PACKED BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT IN MAIN EVENT OF PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS ON FS1 & BOXEO DE CAMPEONES ON FOX DEPORTES FROM SAM’S TOWN LIVE IN LAS VEGAS

 
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT LIONELL THOMPSON LOSES CLOSE DECISION TO PAUL PARKER & SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT LANELL BELLOWS KNOCKS OUT PREVIOUSLY UNBEATEN ANTOWYAN AIKENS
 
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LAS VEGAS (Feb. 16) – The fight capital of the world played host to this year’s fourth installment of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes which lived up to its name with a fast-paced all out main event between bantamweights Alexis Santiago (21-3-1, 8 KOs) of Phoenix and Erik Ruiz (15-5, 6 KOs) of Oxnard, CA. Both fighters exchanged back and forth punches throughout the bout, keeping fans at Sam’s Town Live entertained until the final bell. The bout, which went the full 10 rounds, resulted in a unanimous decision victory in favor of Santiago as the judges saw it 100-90, 99-91 and 98-92.
Santiago entered the ring very confident as he was riding a nine-fight winning streak, but Ruiz relished his underdog role as he stood in the middle of the ring going toe-to-toe with Santiago from the first bell. Both fighters used their full arsenals, throwing jabs, upper cuts and significant body shots from start to finish. Santiago applied pressure with his jab, but Ruiz did not look phased as he did his best to counter and throw hard and fast combinations. The lightning quick speed of the two pugilists saw over 1,500 punches thrown combined throughout the fight with Santiago throwing 941 and Ruiz throwing 624.
“I think it was a good fight. Working with Ismael Salas has been great and made a huge difference in my performance,” said Santiago. “I definitely feel better with a better corner behind me.
“Everything went as planned, the game plan was to come out and box, we thought he was going to stay in the pocket and come forward and we wanted to use the ring and trade punches.
“Being the main event on Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 does a lot for me, gives me a lot more exposure, gives me a big opportunity. I really feel like I’m working towards hopefully getting a chance to go for a world title soon.”
Fresh off his two-week European Victory Tour, president of Mayweather Promotions Floyd Mayweather was seen ringside as he rooted for his fighters featured on the card. The fight was called by PBC on FS1 fixture Brian Custer who was joined by former welterweight world champion Shawn Porter and his father Kenny. Porter provided his expert first-hand knowledge of the sweet science as he and his trainer/father took a break from preparing for his March 12 SHOWTIME Championship Boxing on CBS presented by PBC mega-fight against welterweight champion Keith Thurman.
Light heavyweight Lionell Thompson (16-4, 10 KOs) of Buffalo, NY made his Mayweather Promotions debut in a tight eight-round bout against Paul Parker (8-1, 4 KOs) of Toledo, OH. Following a close first round, Parker began to outwork Thompson, throwing more punches as he utilized his significant height and reach advantage. The action picked up in the third round when Parker threw a hard right hand that caused Thompson to touch the canvas with his glove that was ruled a knockdown by referee Jay Nady. As the fight progressed, Thompson picked up his pace, forcing Parker to step in and exchange. While the fight went the distance, the third-round knockdown was the difference on the judges’ scorecards, awarding Parker a close split decision with scores of 76-75 twice and 76-75 for Thompson.
“I knew he was a good boxer. I’ve seen him box forward and back so I had to plan my game plan accordingly,” said Parker. “I drained myself in my last fight and figured he’d box me and pressure me so I get tired. I was working on throwing combinations since he likes to jab.
“My biggest advantage was my straight punches and my pressure coming forward,” continued Parker. “I was throwing more power punches I believe. Trying to block the jab. I knew I had him with my reach advantage. Knew his jab was coming from up top and bottom so I was looking for it.
“Fighting on a PBC card on FS1 and FOX Deportes feels great. It allows me to secure more fights and become better known.”
“I think it was a bad decision because I landed more, worked him, was busier, pressed the pace and made him fight how I wanted him to fight,” said Thompson. “If you want to give him the earlier rounds, that’s cool, but not the rest. He even thought I won. He said to me, ‘I thought you outclassed me and thought you had it but I’m not a judge.’
“I want to just get back in and train again, move forward,” continued Thompson. “I have faced adversity all my life, so every negative I turn into a positive.”
 Lanell Bellows (15-1-1, 8 KOs) of Los Angeles made his national television debut to kick off the telecast in an eight-round super middleweight showdown against Antowyan Aikens (10-1-1, 1 KO) of Atlantic City. A proud member of the Mayweather Promotions’ stable of fighters, Bellows worked his jab effectively from the beginning of the bout. Bellows started to really show the power behind his punches in round three as he aggressively stalked Aikens around the ring, continuing to throw his jab. In round five, Bellows threw a powerful right hand that sent Aikens to the canvas which caused referee Tony Weeks to wave off the bout at 2:08 of the round.
“My game plan was to win,” said Bellows. “I was expecting to get the knockout, but as we went to fourth round noticed he wasn’t punching as much, he was playing it safe so I knew I had to press to get some action.
“I trained hard and really prepared for this fight. I was getting frustrated because his lack of activity was starting to frustrate me because he was running too much.
“I’m ready for whatever Mayweather Promotions puts in front of me. Any fight that keeps me moving and brings positive progression to my career.”
This installment of PBC’s TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes was promoted by Mayweather Promotions and sponsored by Corona.
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BANTAMWEIGHT CONTENDER ALEXIS SANTIAGO READY FOR HEADLINING DEBUT AGAINST ERIK RUIZ ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 FROM SAM’S TOWN LIVE IN LAS VEGAS

 
Phoenix-Born Rising Star Talks Training Camp, His Opponent, Family and More Before 
TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS On FS1 &
BOXEO DE CAMPEONES On FOX Deportes
 

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LAS VEGAS (February 12, 2016) – Rising bantamweight contender Alexis “Beaver” Santiago (20-3-1, 8 KOs) is nearing his first headlining event as he takes on Erik Ruiz(15-4, 6 KOs) Tuesday, February 16 from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS  on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES  on FOX Deportes.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features a light heavyweight battle between Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson and Paul Parker plus a super middleweight showdown that pits Lanell “KO” Bellows against unbeaten Antowyan “Iceman” Aikens.
Santiago has promised that his first shot at a main event will not disappoint.
“Everybody watching can expect a real exciting fight,” said Santiago. “I like to go out there and perform and give everyone a great show. I can box and make it easy if I want, but I want to give everyone something to remember. I know Ruiz is coming to fight, and I know I’m going to give it my all.”
The road to this fight has been a long one for Santiago. The 25-year-old grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and was frequently in and out of trouble as a youth, eventually leading to his interest in boxing.
“Before I got into boxing, I got into street fights and was getting kicked out of school and all that,” said Santiago. “I was always the troublemaker. My parents wanted to keep me on the right path. I had friends who were training in a boxing gym. I wanted to join them but my parents wouldn’t let me.
“I kept getting into trouble and by the time I was 14, my brother and sister just started taking me to the gym without telling my parents. They were really mad at first, but eventually they saw how good it was for me and I just fell in love with the sport.”
After turning pro in 2009, Santiago managed his own career and eventually decided to move to Las Vegas four years ago. He made signing with Mayweather Promotions one of his goals, a mark he achieved last year before his September fight.
“One of my goals when I moved to Las Vegas was to sign with Mayweather Promotions, and now I’m the first Mexican fighter from Mayweather Promotions to headline a PBC show,” said Santiago. “I felt like it was time to take control of my career and take the next step and get the bigger and better fights. I wanted to be taken care of.”
Before his last fight, Santiago began working with respected trainer Ismael Salas and the two have been preparing a game plan for the tough Ruiz.
“Training with Ismael has been going really well and we’re getting great sparring,” said Santiago. “We’re working on little things we need to fix, like sitting down on punches and other things. Ismael isn’t changing anything, but he’s just polishing everything and helping me out.
“We’ve seen video of our opponent so we know what we need to do and we’ve worked on it already. Ismael is a really smart trainer and I’m looking forward to improving with him each time out.”
Now, Santiago is ready to step into the ring and show the skills he has worked so hard to hone. With a win, Santiago has big goals for this year and beyond.
“I’m very motivated and excited to be the main event,” said Santiago. “It’s going to be an exciting fight and we’re focused on making everything go well on February 16. I want a world title shot this year. I’m ranked by everybody, so hopefully with this fight we will get a step closer.”
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, are priced at $25 and $50, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased online at: http://www.samstownlv.com/entertain, by calling (702) 284-7777, or at any Boyd Gaming box office.
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UNBEATEN PROSPECTS JUAN HERALDEZ, LADARIUS MILLER & MAURICE LEE HIGHLIGHT UNDERCARD ACTION ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 FROM SAM’S TOWN LIVE IN LAS VEGAS

 
TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS On FS1 & BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on
FOX Deportes Headlined By Bantamweight Showdown Between
Alexis Santiago & Erik Ruiz
 
LAS VEGAS (February 11, 2016) – Unbeaten prospects Juan Heraldez (9-0, 6 KOs),Ladarius “Memphis” Miller (9-0, 1 KO) and Maurice Lee (5-0, 3 KOs) will highlight a stacked undercard on Tuesday, February 16 from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas.
The February 16 event is headlined by a 10-round bantamweight contest between Alexis “Beaver” Santiago (20-3-1, 8 KOs) and Erik Ruiz (15-4, 6 KOs) on TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features two more exciting matchups as light heavyweight Lionell “The Great” Thompson (16-3, 10 KOs) battles Paul Parker (7-1, 4 KOs) in an eight-round affair and hard-hitting Lanell “KO” Bellows (14-1-1, 7 KOs) faces Antowyan “Iceman” Aikens (10-0-1, 1 KO) in an eight-round super middleweight contest.
Heraldez will battle Adam Mate (17-7, 10 KOs) in welterweight action while Miller will enter the ring in a six-round lightweight contest against Rolando Chinea (11-1-1, 4 KOs) and Lee takes on Ronald Rivas (3-3-1, 1 KO) in a six-round welterweight affair.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, are priced at $25 and $50, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased online at: http://www.samstownlv.com/entertain, by calling (702) 284-7777, or at any Boyd Gaming box office.
Additional undercard fights feature 29-year-old Latondria Jones (1-0, 1 KO) of Washington, D.C. against Louisiana’s Latasha Burton (4-5) in a four-round middleweight contest and 24-year-old Kevin “The Second Coming” Newman (4-0-1, 1 KO) of Los Angeles in a six-round super middleweight contest against unbeaten Corey Dulaney (3-0-1, 1 KO) of Columbus, Ohio.
Rounding out the action is Las Vegas-native Charvis Holifield (4-1-1, 3 KOs) against San Antonio’s Azriel Paez (4-1-1, 1 KO) in a six-round welterweight bout and 20-year-oldTra-Kwon Pettis (2-0, 1 KO) in four-rounds of lightweight action.
Unbeaten at just 25-years-old, Heraldez hopes to pick up in 2016 where he left off after a very successful 2015. The Las Vegasnative picked up three victories in his hometown last year as he bested Tavorus Teague, Eric Bossler and most recently Joaquin Chavez in September. He will be opposed by the 25-year-old Mate out of Budapest, Hungary who picked up six victories in 2015.
Born in Memphis but fighting out of Las Vegas, Miller has shown excellent boxing skills as he remained unbeaten and fought his first six-round bouts in 2015. The 22-year-old faces a 24-year-old Chinea who fights out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Chinea most recently defeated Christian Steele in November 2015.
Fighting out of Van Nuys, California, Lee will be making his first pro start in Las Vegas when he enters the ring on February 16.  The 23-year-old most recently was victorious by way of knockout in September 2015 over Shaun Lee Henson. He will take on the 29-year-old Guatemalan Rivas who fights out of Louisiana.
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SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT LANELL BELLOWS TALKS TRAINING CAMP, FLOYD MAYWEATHER & MORE BEFORE FIRST TELEVISED FIGHT

 
Bellows Takes on Unbeaten Antowyan Aikens Tuesday, February 16
On TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 & BOXEO DE CAMPEONES On
FOX Deportes From Sam’s Town Live In Las Vegas
 
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LAS VEGAS (February 10, 2016) – Rising super middleweight contender Lanell “KO” Bellows (14-1-1, 7 KOs) is deep into training camp as he prepares to take on unbeaten Antowyan Aikens (10-0-1, 1 KO) on TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes on Tuesday, February 16 from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas.
The eight-round super middleweight contest is the first televised appearance for the fighter who lives in Las Vegas and trains out of Floyd Mayweather’s Mayweather Boxing Club. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and is headlined by Alexis Santiago(20-3-1, 8 KOs) taking on Erik Ruiz (15-4, 6 KOs) in a 10-round bantamweight showdown.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, are priced at $25 and $50, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased online at: http://www.samstownlv.com/entertain, by calling(702) 284-7777, or at any Boyd Gaming box office.
Bellows is set for his most high-profile fight to date and shared his thoughts on training camp, his promoter Floyd Mayweather, his opponent and more:
How is training camp going?
Training camp is going beautifully. It’s going as planned. I’m training with Otis Pimpleton and Rafael Ramos at the Mayweather Boxing Club. I’m doing everything they are asking for and we’re more than prepared for this fight.
What do you know about your opponent?
I know he’s tall and that he likes to box a little bit. I know for sure that he’s going to lose onFebruary 16. He doesn’t have a chance of winning. He jabs and runs well so I’m preparing for that. I’m going to come into the ring and bring all I got.
You’ve fought in Las Vegas more than anywhere throughout your career. What does it mean to you to be a “Las Vegas Fighter”?
It’s definitely a beautiful thing. Las Vegas is the boxing capital of the world. I’m a resident of Las Vegas now so fighting in where I consider to be my home means a lot of fans, family, and team support.
What are the advantages you have in training at the Mayweather Boxing Club with the other Mayweather Promotions’ fighters? 
There’s a level of competition here that motivates me to strive harder and to do my best. When you look to your left and your right, everyone here is trying to do the exact same thing. We have the same goal in mind. It definitely keeps you focused and pushes you to keep going.
How influential has Floyd been in your career?
Floyd has been very influential in my career. He’s the reason for me even being a part of Mayweather Promotions. His work ethic is something I try to mimic and gives me the motivation to take my career to the next level. It’s a very positive and impactful influence. Floyd leads by example. He’s a very busy man so he can’t always be at the gym. But when he does come in, he advises me on things that I need to work on and how I can improve myself. He always brings that positive energy wherever he goes.
What are your thoughts on fighting on television for the first time?
It was bound to happen. At all the other fights I’ve participated in, there are always cameras rolling. The only difference now is that I’m going to be televised. I’m still going to go out there and take care of business. There’s always pressure whenever you enter the ring but for me being televised just adds to my motivation. I get to showcase my talent and the work I’ve put in to my training for everyone to see.  At the end of the day, whether I’m on television or not, I’m still a fighter and I’m here to win.
What are your goals for your career in 2016?
My goals for this year are to be a minor belt holder and a contender for a world championship belt. I just want to be able to build on to my legacy for my family, friends, and my fans. I want to be the best I can be, not just this year but for my entire career.
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ALEXIS SANTIAGO TAKES ON ERIK RUIZ IN MAIN EVENT OF PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS ON FS1 &BOXEO DE CAMPEONES ON FOX DEPORTES TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 FROM SAM’S TOWN LIVE IN LAS VEGAS (11 P.M. ET/8 P.M. PT)

 
PLUS! LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT LIONELL THOMPSON FACES
PAUL PARKER & HARD-HITTING SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT
 LANELL BELLOWS BATTLES UNBEATEN ANTOWYAN AIKENS
 
Tickets On Sale Tomorrow, February 2!
 
LAS VEGAS (February 1, 2016) – Alexis “Beaver” Santiago (20-3-1, 8 KOs) goes for his tenth straight win when he takes on California’s Erik Ruiz (15-4, 6 KOs) in the 10-round bantamweight main event of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, February 16 from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas.
Televised coverage begins at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT and features two more exciting matchups as light heavyweight Lionell “The Great” Thompson (16-3, 10 KOs) battles Paul Parker (7-1, 4 KOs) in an eight-round affair and hard-hitting Lanell “KO” Bellows(14-1-1, 7 KOs) faces Antowyan “Iceman” Aikens (10-0-1, 1 KO) in an eight-round super middleweight contest.
“I’m real excited about this fight and to be headlining on FS1 and FOX Deportes,” said Santiago. “My opponent is a very solid fighter that I look forward to battling. I can go in there and box but I love to get in the middle of the ring and exchange if I have to. I’m sure it’s going to be a war on February 16.”
“This is a great opportunity for me and I’m going to take full advantage,” said Ruiz. “I am going to be aggressive and not let my opponent get comfortable for one second. I’m coming for a knockout, so I hope he doesn’t underestimate me.”
“We’re very happy to be able to showcase some of Mayweather Promotions’ rising stars on FS1 and FOX Deportes, and we look forward to continuing to put on shows here in Las Vegas,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “It’s going to be a great night of fights at Sam’s Town Live and a perfect way kick off 2016 for Mayweather Promotions.”
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, are priced at $25 and $50, not including applicable fees, and are on sale Tuesday, February 2 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets may be purchased online at: http://www.samstownlv.com/entertain, by calling(702) 284-7777, or at any Boyd Gaming box office.
A pro since 2009, the 25-year-old Santiago is unbeaten in his last nine bouts and is coming off of a victory over Gustavo Molina in October 2015. The Phoenix-native also defeated Javier Gallo and Antonio Tostado Garcia in 2015 and has not taken a loss since 2012. His most impressive triumphs came over once-beaten fighters Alex Rangel and Hanzel Martinez, both of whom he beat in 10-round bouts.
Fighting out of Oxnard, California, Ruiz has fought professionally since 2011 and won the first nine bouts of his career. The 24-year-old is coming off of a November 2015 victory over previously unbeaten Roy Tapia in a hard fought fight that also took place in Las Vegas.
A five-time New York State Golden Gloves Champion representing Buffalo, Thompson comes in off of a stoppage victory over Thomas Hanshaw in October 2015. The 30-year-old also owns wins over previously unbeaten Yathomas Riley and once-beaten Ryan Coyne.
Representing Toledo, Ohio, Parker won the first seven pro fights of his career and looks to collect another victory on February 16. The 30-year-old has picked up stoppage wins over previously unbeaten Dwayne Williams and Brian Holstein.
Originally from Los Angeles but fighting and training out of Las Vegas, Bellows enters this fight on an eight-bout winning streak. The 30-year-old will look to continue to keep the momentum going as he builds on to his four wins from 2015 and earn world title contender status in 2016.
Unbeaten and fighting out of Atlantic City, New Jersey, Aikens is looking to get a big win to start 2016. The 26-year-old closed out his 2014 with a win over previously unbeaten Sherman Artis Jr. before defeating Edgar Perez in 2015.
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