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Saul “Canelo” Alvarez & Gennady “GGG” Golovkin Stacked Pay-Per-View Card To be streamed live on RingTV.com, powered by Flipps Media  

Live this Saturday from Las Vegas
Fight Week activities and non-PPV fights to be
Streamed live for Free on FITE TV
NEW YORK, NY(September 12, 2017) – RingTV.com and Flipps Media today jointly announced the full “Supremacy” fight week streamed activities, headlined by this Saturday night’s (Sept. 16) super-fight between two-division, current The Ring magazine and lineal world middleweight titlist Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and reigning IBF/WBA/WBC Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs), in the 12-round main event on Mexican Independence Day.
“Canelo vs. Golovkin”, presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions, will air live on www.ringtv.com Pay Per View ($79.99) in the United States and Canada, starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, from an already sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The PPV broadcast will be available to watch in HD, in both English and Spanish.
Watch Canelo vs. Golovkin here
RingTV.com will be the online programming apparatus for purchasing and viewing the “Supremacy” PPV with Flipps Media providing technology to drive “Supremacy” programming.
The non-PPV undercard and other fight-week programming, including the “Supremacy” final press conference and official weigh-in, will be streamed live globally, FREE on the FITE TV app, available for iOS and Android devises, as well as on www.FITE.tv (see schedule below).
Tattoo Live and Ring TV Live feature live interviews about the latest from Canelo vs. Golovkin Fight Week from Las Vegas.
3:00-4:45 p.m. ET – Canelo vs. Golovkin Grand Arrivals
9:00-9:30 p.m. ET – Ring TV Live
10:00-10:30 p.m. ET – Tattoo Live
3:00-4:15 p.m. ET – Canelo vs. Golovkin Final Press Conference
6:00-7:30 p.m. ET – Canelo vs. Golovkin Undercard Media Workouts
9:00-9:30 p.m. ET – Ring TV Live
10:00-10:30 p.m. ET – Tattoo Live
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET – Canelo vs. Golovkin Undercard Press Conference
6:00-6:30 p.m. ET – Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN Weigh In
10:00-11:00 p.m. ET – Live Between The Ropes
3:30-4:30 p.m. ET – Canelo vs. Golovkin Official Weigh In
6:00-8:00 p.m. ET – Canelo vs. Golovkin Undercard
8:00-12:00 p.m. ET – Canelo vs. Golovkin Live Pay-Per-View Event
The mythical pound-for-pound title is also at stake in the “Supremacy” main event as the Alvarez vs. Golovkin winner — both fighters are rated among the top 5 in virtually all polls used to rank fighters regardless of weight classes – will become the undisputed world middleweight champion and arguably the world’s best of the best.
RingTV.com, powered by Flipps Media, will live stream four pay-per-view fights and three preliminary bouts. The eight fighters in the four pay-per-view fights have a combined 217.3.3 (147 KOs) record, including the 86-1-1 (67) Canelo-GGG record.
The English language stream will have Golden Boy Promotions blow-by-blow announcer Beto Duran, while veteran boxing reporter and Ringtv.com editor Doug Fischer will serve as color commentator. In Spanish, commentary will be supplied by Jorge Milhe and Ernesto Amador.
In the 10-round co-feature, unbeaten featherweights Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr.(24-0, 13 KOs) and Jorge “Pilon” Lara (29-0-2, 21 KOs) battle in the World Boxing Council (WBC) Title Eliminator to position the winner for a world title shot against WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russel, Jr.
2012 U.S. Olympian Diaz, fighting out of South El Monte, California, is the reigning North American Boxing Federation (NABF) and North American Boxing Organization (NABO) featherweight champion.   The slick southpaw is rated among the top 10 by all four major sanctioning bodies – WBO #1, WBC #2, IBF #4 and WBA #9 – as well as No. 7 by The Ring magazine. His Mexican opponent, Lara, is ranked No. 5 and 6, respectively, by the WBC and WBA, in addition to No. 9 by The Ring.
A pair of undefeated super middleweights, former IBF bantamweight world champion Randy “El Matador” Caballero (24-0, 14 KOs) and Diego “The Golden Kid” De La Hoya (19-0, 9 KOs), will square off in the 10-round NABF super bantamweight title fight.
California-born Caballero, ranked No. 6 by the WBC, will defend his NABF crown against De La Hoya, the WBC Youth World Champion De La Hoya, and cousin of the event’s promoter, Hall-of-Famer Oscar De La Hoya. The young Mexican with the “golden” surname, De La Hoya, is also rated among the among the top 10 by all four major sanctioning organizations – WBC #4, IBF#6, WBO #7 and WBA #9 – in addition to being ranked No. 9 by The Ring.
In the opening PPV fight, undefeated Tennessee lightweight Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin (19-0, 11 KOs) defends his WBC Continental Americas title against a dangerous, upset-minded Mexican, Francisco “Paquito” Rojo (19-2, 12 KOs), in a scheduled 10-round fight. IBF #9 and WBO #14 Martin faces the stiffest test of his young professional career in WBC #8 Rojo, who earlier this year knocked out WBC No. 1 contender Dante Jordon in the fifth round.
Three undefeated prospects will be showcased in the three preliminary bouts that will be streamed live on Ringtv.com. Ukrainian welterweight Serhii “El Flaco” Bohachuk (4-0, 4 KOs) meets an opponent to soon be determined in a four-round bout, while Dallas super lightweight Vergil Ortiz (6-0, 6 KOs) meets Cesar Valenzuela (7-1, 2 KOs), of Phoenix, in a six-round match. 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Ezparza (2-0), fighting out of Houston, faces Aracely Palacios(8-7, 1 KO), of Mexico, in the streaming event opener.
All fights and fighters are subject to change.

Del Valle arrives in Dallas; Ready to Shine Saturday Night

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Dallas, TX (September 12, 2016) – IBF #8 super bantamweight Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle and his team arrived in Dallas this afternoon after leaving Puerto Rico earlier today.
Del Valle, who hails from Bayamon, meets unbeaten Diego De La Hoya, 15-0 (9 KO’s), Saturday evening over ten rounds in what is expected to be a classic Puerto Rico vs Mexico slugfest. The bout opens an HBO PPV telecast starting at 9 PM ET headlined by the junior middleweight championship fight between pound for pound superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and reigning WBO champion Liam Smith. The card takes place a short distance from Dallas in Arlington, TX at AT&T Stadium, best known as the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
Del Valle, 22-2 (16 KO’s), had grueling training camp to prepare for what he calls the biggest fight of his career. With his preparation in the books, Del Valle is supremely confident that the work he put in along with his significant experience advantage will guide him to victory.
The work has been put in by myself and my team,” said Del Valle. “I’m focused and ready to fight. A win can change everything for me. De La Hoya is undefeated and people are discussing him as a future superstar. His team believes I’m the guy he’ll beat to get to the next level and that’s a major mistake. I’ve been down this road before and this was the best camp I ever had. Come Saturday night, everybody will see that Orlandito Del Valle is a serious player in the 122 pound division!”

Del Valle thriving in camp; ready to Defeat De La Hoya


Bayamon, Puerto Rico (September 6, 2016) – In less than two weeks, IBF #8 ranked super bantamweight Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle enters the ring against unbeaten and highly regarded Diego De La Hoya.

The bout opens the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez –Liam Smith HBO pay-per-view telecast Saturday, September 17 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX and is scheduled for ten rounds. Del Valle, who fought on HBO and Showtime on multiple occasions, considers this bout the most important of his career as he’s facing a foe that is in a position he himself was once in.

“Going into my fight with Vic Darchinyan, I was unbeaten and there was a lot of hype behind me,” said Del Valle, who is 22-2 with 16 knockouts. “That fight was supposed to get me to the next level with a victory over a former world champion but unfortunately it didn’t go down that way. Vic had a ton of experience and was the better man that night. I learned a lot as a man, fighter and about preparation at the top level. Now I feel that I’m in the role Vic was against me when I face De La Hoya.”

To ensure he excels on the grandest stage of his career, Del Valle’s currently in a grueling training camp in his native Puerto Rico. With head trainer Emilo Lozada leading the way, Del Valle’s put in countless hours honing his craft. Against the 15-0 De La Hoya, in what most expect to be the kind of high octane fight that epitomizes the Puerto Rico vs Mexico rivalry, Del Valle added new strength and conditioning drills so he’s able to engage in a high octane battle without running out of gas.

“It’s no secret that I bring the fight to everybody that gets in the ring with me. Diego and his team are looking to prove that he’s the real deal and they expect an impressive Mexican-style performance from him. What that means is this has all the makings of a fast paced brawl where nobody wants to take a step backwards. In order to come out of the battle as the victor, you’ve got to be ready for war. After what I’ve been through physically, mentally and emotionally in my training, I’m more than ready. All of the hard work will pay off when I break Diego De La Hoya down September 17!”

Del Valle on bout with De La Hoya: “Expect fireworks”


Bayamon, PR (August 23, 2016) – Super bantamweight contender Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle is not one to waste time in the squared circle.

Currently the International Boxing Federation’s #8 ranked contender, Del Valle scored 16 of his 22 victories by knockout including nine within the first three rounds. Known for bringing the heat to his foes from the opening bell, Del Valle is accustom to partaking in exciting fights and most recently dropped hard-hitting Thomas Snow twice en route to a unanimous decision victory.

On September 17, Del Valle faces unbeaten and highly touted Diego De La Hoya in a ten round contest. The bout opens up the Saul Alvarez-Liam Smith pay per view telecast from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. It is also renewing boxing’s oldest rivalry as Del Valle represents Puerto Rico while De La Hoya fights out of Mexico. The nephew of boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya, Diego’s 15-0 with 9 wins by knockout. In May, he battered previously unbeaten Rocco Santomaruo en route to a 7th round stoppage.

Del Valle, who is seven years De La Hoya’s senior, serves as a notable step up in class. Del Valle respects De La Hoya’s ability and believes it will be a classic Puerto Rico vs Mexico type battle while it lasts before his experience ultimately powers him to victory.

“The fans can expect fireworks on the 17th,” Del Valle said of his upcoming showdown with De La Hoya. “We’re both warriors and know that something bigger will follow if we win in a high profile fight like this. He is a good young fighter that has talent but I’m battle tested. I’ve fought former world champions and learned from my past bouts where I was matched tough. My experience will be a key for me in this fight. I can’t wait to put on a show for boxing fans all over the world!”




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Los Angeles (Jan. 23) – Golden Boy Promotions held a press conference at the Golden Boy Building in Los Angeles yesterday, to announce the Feb. 27 IBF Bantamweight World Championship fight between the titleholder Randy “El Matador” Caballero and Alberto “Metro” Guevara. The event was hosted by Oscar De La Hoya, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions and was attended by more than 50 local and international media outlets. Seven-time world champion in four weight classes, Erik Morales and former WBC and IBF Super Bantamweight World Champion Isreal Vasquez were also in attendance.


Other fighters featured on the card participated in the press conference including Mexicali’s Diego De La Hoya (8-0, 6 KOs) who fights in his first eight-round bout as the co-main event against Los Angeles’ Manuel “Suavecito” Roman (17-3-3, 6 KOs).  Plus, Chinese heavyweight sensation Taishan (2-0, 2 KOs) spoke about his upcoming opening telecast bout on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes, a four-round fight against Roy McCary (3-2, 3 KOs). Also, newcomer Nick Arce (1-0, 1 KO) and the undefeated Oscar “Jaguar” Negrete (7-0, 3 KOs) discussed their upcoming fights, both against opponents yet to be announced.


Tickets for the event, priced at $105, $75, $55, $45 and $35 are on sale now, at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.


Below is what the fighters had to say yesterday at the Golden Boy Building, in downtown Los Angeles:


Oscar De La Hoya, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions:  


“I’m really excited to be presenting to you what we call a homecoming. ‘The Homecoming’ will consist of a champion who traveled all the way to Monte Carlo and brought the world title back to Coachella. Back to where he grew up, where he trained.  Back to all his people that always supported him at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino


“[Randy] is a champion that has always represented his roots from Nicaragua. That for many years another great champion, my idol, Alexis Arguello represented. For Randy it will be a great honor to fight in front of his public, his hometown.


“Thank you to FOX for this great opportunity. It’s going to be a tremendous showdown on FOX Sports 1. This is what FOX Sports 1 is all about giving you the best action not only from the future champions, but as we can see now ‘The Champion,’ Randy Caballero.


“We will be bringing back Fight Night Club live from downtown. That will be an exciting series. It will give us an opportunity to cultivate the next generation of Los Angeles champions.


“We believe in Taishan, we believe in his ability. He has talent, speed and tremendous power as demonstrated in his last two fights.  We know how to build champions; therefore we have no doubt in our mind that Taishan can become the heavyweight fighter that everyone dreams to of.


“It goes to show you the character in Manuel [Roman]. He’s chasing after his dream, he wants that world title, but he has to get through the next young fighter.


“This next fighter has the same last name as me, De La Hoya; yes he is my cousin. But this is a serious fight. This is a real fight. This is a dangerous fight. Diego is all about facing the toughest challenges. He wants to go as fast as he can towards a world title.


“[Alberto Guevara] has recent wins that have put him back on that championship level and now he is back challenging for a world title at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.


“[Randy] has fought 12 times at Fantasy Springs Casino and every single time he comes out more explosive, hungrier than ever, working harder and harder, all for the fans. All to make sure that the fans leave satisfied having witnessed some great fights.”



Randy “El Matador” Caballero, Undefeated IBF Bantamweight World Champion 


“I want to thank Alberto for taking this fight, it’s going to be a war.


“I went around the world to win this title. Trust me, it wasn’t easy and I am not ready to give it up. I am going to make sure to keep it right by my side and we are going to conquer 118 pounds one fight at a time.


“The people on this card are great. We are glad to have it at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.


“I’m going to make sure I am the fight of the night and you guys leave satisfied. Hopefully he is ready, because I am going to be giving it my all.  I’m not letting this title go anywhere.”



Alberto “Metro” Guevara, Bantamweight Contender


“I am prepared, happy, excited, and motivated. I think that on the February 27 we will win, I come with that attitude.


“Thanks to the champion, thanks to Golden Boy for giving me this opportunity. It is my time. I deserve it. I have worked very hard. I have the attitude. I have the talent to win the world title.


“I can assure you that February 27 will be a very good fight, a fight you don’t want to miss. It will be explosive and, at the end of the night, I will be the new world champion.”



Diego De La Hoya, Super Bantamweight Prospect


“I’m very happy to be here and very happy with my promoter that is taking me and guiding me in the right way. I’m very happy to be a part of this card and with a companion, a stable mate like Randy and to have it be at Fantasy Springs, which is like a second home to me is very exciting.


“I’m training hard. I’m fighting an opponent with a lot of experience. There is no other way than victory for that night. I am going to win.


“I want to make it clear: I’m not afraid to be fighting with fighters at this level and this much experience because I’m confident of what I’ve done: De La Hoya is going to win.”



Manuel “Suavecito” Roman, Super Bantamweight Contender                 


“I want to thank Golden Boy for this opportunity and all the media for supporting this event.


“I’m in great shape for this fight. I just recently changed trainers, I’m with Isreal Vasquez and I think he is going to benefit me a lot. Having a world champion in my corner, you’ll see some changes


“I know my opponent comes as an undefeated fighter so I’m getting ready for everything.”



Taishan, Heavyweight Prospect


“I’m so excited to see you all here to support this upcoming fight at Fantasy Springs.


“I want to thank Fantasy Springs Casino Resort for inviting me back into the ring.  Thank you Oscar De La Hoya for giving me this opportunity to fulfill my dream in boxing.”


“I will do my best to fight each fight, I want everyone to come out on February 27 to support me.”



Nick Arce, Super Featherweight Prospect


“First, I want to thank you all for being here today.  I also would like to thank my team at West Side Boxing and my promoter Golden Boy Promotions for giving me this opportunity”


“I’ll give a great show on February 27 so that people can start knowing who Nick Arce is.”



Oscar “Jaguar” Negrete, Bantamweight Prospect


“I want to thank Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar, Leo Santa Cruz and my management team.


“I invite you all to come and meet the ‘Colombian Jaguar’ on February 27.”



John Carvelli, Vice Chair of the California State Athletic Commission


“I want to reiterate our pride and support for Golden Boy Promotions a California born and bred company, they are our most active promoter in the state. We are proud of Golden Boy Promotion’s professionalism.”


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Caballero vs. Guevara, a 12-round bout for Caballero’s IBF Bantamweight World Championship is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Mexico, Live It To Believe It! and Golden Ram Group. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bell rings at 5:30 p.m. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT.


For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.FOXSports.com/FOXSports1,www.FOXDeportes.com, follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @Swanson_comm, @FOXSports,@FOXSports1, @FOXDeportes and, become a fan on Facebook at Golden Boy Facebook Page,www.facebook.com/FOXDeportesand visit us on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing.





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LOS ANGELES (Jan. 16) – On February 27, Mexicali’s Diego De La Hoya (8-0, 6 KOs) makes his move up to fight in his first eight-round bout in the evening’s co-main event when he faces Los Angeles’ Manuel “Suavecito” Roman (17-3-3, 6 KOs) at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.  Plus, Chinese heavyweight sensation Taishan (2-0, 2 KOs) opens up the FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes telecast in a four-round bout against Roy McCary (3-2, 3 KOs) of Houston. Also, newcomer Nick Arce (1-0, 1 KO) competes in his second professional match in a four-round super featherweight bout hoping to make airwaves and undefeated Oscar Negrete (7-0, 3 KOs) will compete in non-televised six-round bantamweight bout, both against opponents yet to be announced.


In the previously announced main event, IBF Bantamweight World Champion Randy “El Matador” Caballero (22-0, 13 KOs) will defend his title for the first time against Alberto “Metro” Guevara (19-2, 7 KOs) of Mazatlan, Mexico.


“Golden Boy Promotions has for years developed the future stars of boxing – and that proud tradition will continue on Feb. 27,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions.  “Just as we worked with Randy Caballero from the beginning and helped him become a champion, I’m confident that many fighters appearing on Randy’s undercard are headed for similar success.”


Tickets for the event, priced at $105, $75, $55, $45 and $35 are on sale now at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.


With boxing fans around the world waiting to see what he could do in the ring, 20-year-old Diego De La Hoya (8-0, 6 KOs) has yet to disappoint; impressing audiences from the time of his professional debut in 2013 with poise, power and exciting style.  In 2014, the Mexicali native put together six wins, four by knockout and after defeating the likes of Miguel Tamayo and Ali Gonzalez, he’s looking forward to stepping up even more this year as he begins competing in eight-round bouts.


Manuel Roman (17-3-3, 6 KOs) of Los Angeles is a tough fighter ready to prove to critics that he is mainstay in the sport.  A professional since 2004 the hard hitting veteran was a former sparring partner to WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz, and also fought Santa Cruz in a title defense bout on the undercard of Mayweather vs. Maidana II.  The last time Roman was seen at Fantasy Springs he went up against hometown favorite and current IBF Bantamweight World Champion Randy Caballero and is looking to return to the venue to take on the rising star Diego De La Hoya.


Seven-foot-tall heavyweight Taishan (2-0, 2 KOs) has garnered a lot of attention for being one of the most imposing fighters in his division.  His two professional bouts thus far have proven that there’s substance behind the hype as he’s knocked out both Alex Rozman and Tommy Washington Jr., getting fight fans even more excited for the 26-year-old Beijing native’s first fight of 2015 on February 27.


Roy McCary (3-2, 3 KOs) of Houston is a rising heavyweight boxer who has gone up against the hard hitting Mario Herendia and Eric Newell.  Looking to continue to build a reputation, the newcomer will face Taishan hoping for victory in February.


A member of the Westside Boxing Club in Los Angeles, 18-year-old lightweight Nick Arce (1-0, 1 KO) is a former amateur standout who entered the professional boxing world in style in November of 2014 with a fourth round knockout over Adalbert Valenzuela.  Now, he will attempt to make it two straight as he competes in one of the sport’s most competitive weight classes.


Undefeated bantamweight star, Oscar Negrete (7-0, 3 KOs), will make his third appearance at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino looking to continue his undefeated status.  A professional since 2013, the newcomer already has seven wins to his name, quickly climbing the ranks and becoming a feared fighter.  Most recently, Negrete faced Salvador Perez in a four-round bantamweight bout.  Negrete knocked down the Fresno based fighter in the second round for a technical knockout win.


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Caballero vs. Guevara, a 12-round bout for Caballero’s IBF Bantamweight World Championship is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Mexico, Live It To Believe It! and Golden Ram Group.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m.and the first bell rings at 5:30 p.m.  The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT.


For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com,  www.FOXSports.com/FOXSports1, www.FOXDeportes.com, follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @Swanson_comm, @FOXSports, @FOXSports1, @FOXDeportes and, become a fan on Facebook at Golden Boy Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/FOXDeportesand visit us on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing.