Cristian Mijares Faces Vergel Nebran June 19th Live From Ciudad Del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico

LOS ANGELES (June 16) – Eager to continue on his road back to a world championship, former 115-pound titleholder Cristian “El Diamante” Mijares looks to extend his current winning streak on Friday, June 19 when he faces Filipino slugger Vergel “Pangasinense Superman” Nebran in a 10-round super featherweight main event set to televise live on Claro Sports and FOX Deportes from the Salon Sinicato Secc 47 de Pemex in Ciudad Del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico.
In the co-main event, scheduled for eight rounds in the bantamweight division, Mexico City’s Irma “Torbellino” Garcia takes on Rosario, Argentina’s Marisa “La Nena” Portillo. Opening up the telecast, Luis “Duro” May of Cancun, Mexico and Oscar Moran of Torreon, Mexico will fight in a 10-round bout for the NABF Bantamweight title.  Also, Roberto “Tito” Manzanarez will fight in a 10-round super lightweight bout against seasoned fighter Daniel Valenzuela of Hermosillo, Mexico in a 10-round super lightweight bout in the non-televised undercard. 
Mijares vs. Nebran is a 10-round super featherweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Cancun Boxing de Pepe Gomez. The FOX Deportes tripleheader broadcast airs at 11:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. PT. Claro Sports broadcast airs at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT beginning with the co-main event. 
One of the most accomplished Mexican boxers of the modern era, Durango’s Cristian “El Diamante” Mijares (51-8-2, 25 KOs) is still a threat to the elite at 33 years old, and he plans on letting the world know that in 2015. Winner of four of his last five bouts, with the only loss coming to Leo Santa Cruz in 2014, Mijares wants to show off the form that saw him rule the 115-pound weight class from 2006 to 2008, and with a strong training camp behind him, he can begin that quest on June 19 against Nebran.
Hailing from Paranaque City, 25-year-old Vergel Nebran (13-8-1, 8 KOs) is a tough test for anyone, even if his record doesn’t stand out upon first glance. A solid puncher who is willing to scrap with anyone placed across from him in the ring, Nebran has won two of his last three bouts, most recently decisioning against Prell Tupaz in February.
Talented southpaw Irma “Torbellino” Garcia (11-1-1, 2 KOs) is a promising talent on the flourishing women’s boxing scene in Mexico, and having already won WBA world title bouts against Janeth Perez and Magali Rodriguez, it’s clear that she will be a name talked about for many years in the sport. Last September, Garcia won her fourth straight bout, decisioning Simone Da Silva Duarte, and she will seek a fifth consecutive win on June 19.
A three-time world title challenger, Rosario, Santa Fe’s Marisa Johanna Portillo (16-9-2, 4 KOs) is one of the most experienced and battle-tested veterans on the women’s boxing scene, and she has no problem going into Garcia’s backyard in search of another victory. Winner of three of her last four bouts, the 26-year-old Portillo can put herself in line for another title shot with an upset win this June.
A professional since 2006, Luis “Duro” May (16-8-1, 7 KOs) of Cancun, Mexico is still on his quest for stardom.  Having had a tough 2014 with a draw in February against Now Martinez Raygoza, a win against Daniel Noriega in August and a loss against Shun Kubo in December, May redeemed himself in his first fight of 2015 with a unanimous decision victory over Albert Pacheco. Now the fighter will be looking to continue winning in 2015 when he faces Oscar Moran on June 19.
Tough fighter, Oscar Moran of Torreon, Mexico has been on a winning streak since June of 2014 defeating Rodolfo Garcia, Jesus Reyes, Roberto Zermeno, Ivan Najera and Jose Luis Arreola along the way.  In his third fight of 2015, Moran will be looking to continue his winning streak when he takes on the experienced Luis May this Friday.
Unbeaten in nine fights since 2013, 20-year-old phenom Roberto “Tito” Manzanarez (30-1, 24 KOs) makes his second appearance of 2015 on June 19. In 2014, Manzanarez defeated seasoned veterans Ricardo Castillo and Hector Velasquez and in his first fight of 2015 Manzanarez defeated Edgar Ramirez and via unanimous decision. Now the fighter is looking for more high-profile wins as he continues on his journey to becoming a world champion.
An experienced fighter, with more than 50 fights under his belt, Daniel “Mulato” Valenzuela (28-25-2, 19 KOs) of Hermosillo, Mexico know what it takes to win in the ring.  Coming off of a unianimous decision victory over Jonas Olivas, the 25-year-old is looking to continue winning in 2015 when he faces Roberto Manzanarez on June 19.
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Mijares vs Rodriguez & Salgado vs Blanquet Staged for June 21 Live on Televisa and FOX Deportes

LOS ANGELES (June 19) – On Saturday, June 21, Golden Boy Promotions is pleased to present a hard-hitting doubleheader from the Hotel Grand Oasis in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, featuring former world champion Cristian Mijares vs. Argentina’s Sebastian Rodriguez, plus an NABF Junior Bantamweight Title fight between Jose Salgado and Oscar Blanquet.
Both bouts will be broadcast live on Televisa and FOX Deportes.
In non-televised action, rising junior lightweight star Adan Mares risks his perfect pro record in a six-round matchup with Alfonso Torres.
Holder of the WBA, WBC, and IBF world championships at 115 pounds over the course of his stellar career, Durango southpaw Cristian “Diamante” Mijares (49-8-2, 24 KOs) is one of Mexico’s finest boxers, and at 32, he still feels that he has another title run in him. Coming off a tough loss to Leo Santa Cruz in March, Mijares is wasting no time getting back in the ring, and with a victory that will make it 14 wins in his last 16 fights.
Winner of three of his last four bouts, Sebastian Daniel “Chucky” Rodriguez (20-6-1, 7 KOs) is Argentina’s latest tough contender to hit the world stage. A pro since 2008, the 30-year-old is a former South American and WBC Latino champion, and with a win over Mijares, he can make a move on the elite of the division.
Jose “Sugar” Salgado (33-2-1, 27 KOs) has been on a hot streak since 2012, going 6-0-1 with three knockouts. Along the way, the 25-year-old from Cozumel took the NABF super flyweight title, and he has since defended that belt successfully three times. On Saturday, he’ll look to make it four defenses when he meets up with countryman Oscar Blanquet.
Mexico City veteran Oscar “De La Renta” Blanquet (32-7-1, 23 KOs) is an 11-year pro and a longtime WBC Continental Americas champion. Now in search of even bigger titles on the world stage, the 29-year-old knows that if he can snap his recent three-fight losing streak and take the NABF belt from Salgado, he’ll be in prime position to eventually get to where he wants to go in the 115-pound division.
The brother of multiple-division world champion Abner Mares, Guadalajara’s Adan “Speedy” Mares (12-0, 3 KOs) is a promising junior lightweight who expects to take his talent and determination to a world title someday. But first he must deal with Cancun’s Alfonso “Dinamita” Torres (5-8, 1 KO), a spoiler looking to become the first fighter to defeat the highly-regarded Mares.
Mijares vs. Rodriguez, a 10-round super bantamweight bout, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Cancun Boxing of Pepe Gomez and sponsored by Corona. Doors open at 6pm CT and the first fight begins at 6:30pm CT. The Televisa broadcast will air on Channel 5 and begins at 11:00pm ET and the FOX Deportes broadcast will air on Sunday, June 22 at 5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT.

Photos: Canelo Halts Angulo In Controversial Stoppage. Undercard Results.


LAS VEGAS (March 8, 2014) – Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez scored a controversial 10 th round technical knockout victory over Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo in front of 14,610 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in the main event of Saturday’s “TOE TO TOE: CANELO vs. ANGULO” on SHOWTIME

Canelo (43-1-1, 31 KOs) landed a vicious left uppercut that rocked “El Perro’s” head back at 0:47 of the 10 th round. Sensing Angulo was taking too much punishment, referee Tony Weeks stepped in and halted the exciting

Looking to bounce back from the first loss of his career when he faced pound-for-pound champ Floyd Mayweather last September, Canelo displayed vicious accuracy and a devastating left hook as he controlled the bout from the opening bell. Angulo gained some momentum in the second half of the fight, including a scintillating eighth round, which Angulo won on all three judges’ scorecards. The two Mexican warriors exchanged blows and taunted each other for more punishment in a potential 2014 Round of the Year

Despite the sensational action in the eighth, it was clear Canelo was in control throughout. Angulo’s trainer, Virgil Hunter, threatened to stop the fight between the ninth and 10 th rounds if he didn’t see more action from his

“The referee is the marshal,” Canelo said. “He has the order. He is the chief and he stopped the fight because he knew what was going on. I was doing my job. This is the law of the ring. I could have fought another 10 rounds, but the referee stopped the fight.”

Angulo was visibly frustrated and passionately protested the stoppage, pleading his case after losing the biggest fight his career.

“I’m upset because they should have let the fight go on,” Angulo said. “I’m frustrated. They should have let it go to the end. I’m fine. The referee was wrong this time.”

Hunter agreed: “Of course I’m very upset. I told the doctor if Canelo got two or three consecutive punches on him I would stop the fight. He only landed one punch and they stopped the fight. Everybody knows Alfredo was coming on strong.”

In a post-fight interview with SHOWTIME reporter Jim Gray, Nevada State Athletic Commission Chairman Francisco Aguilar defended Weeks’ decision.

“After speaking with Tony and the doctor, I think it’s understandable why the decision was made,” Aguilar said. “Tony made his decision and he made his decision with the consultation of a doctor.

“Our job as a commission is to ensure the health and safety of our fighters. We don’t want the referee to determine the outcome of the fight but he made the decision to protect the health of the fighter.”

Regardless of the nature of his victory, Canelo proved that he is back and showed that he is still one of boxing’s brightest stars.

“Tonight I was the best fighter,” Canelo said. “I definitely rebounded from the Mayweather fight with a strong performance today.

very happy. I came in here and did my job.”

Saturday’s main event will replay on SHOWTIME on Saturday, March 15 before The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING presentation of Danny Garcia vs. Mauricio

WBC Super Bantamweight Champion Leo Santa Cruz scored a near-shutout of Cristian Mijares in a dominating 12-round unanimous decision (119-109, 120-108 twice) in Saturday’s co-feature.

The two-division champion Santa Cruz put on a brilliant performance in his second successful 122-pound title defense, suffocating his opponent with more than 1,000 punches in what seemed like target practice against the former world champ. Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) showcased a tremendously effective uppercut, pressing forward throughout the fight despite a deep gash above his right eye that was caused by an accidental clash of heads.

“This is my dream come true,” Santa Cruz said. “Mijares is a great boxer, but I came here to do what I had to do to beat him. Of course he’s very experienced and we had to be 100 percent. We practiced with lefties so we could be ready for everything.

“The blood was going to my eyes sometimes but it didn’t bother me. If Carl Frampton is next, I want him next. I’ll fight whoever they put in front of me.”

Mijares (49-8-2, 24 KOs) admitted he was frustrated by Santa Cruz’s consistent

“I did my job. It was difficult for me but I did everything I could,” Mijares said. “It was difficult because of Leo’s reach. He threw a lot of punches but he never hurt me.”

Jorge Linares (36-3, 23 KOs) and Nihito Arakawa (24-4-1, 16 KOs) put on a show in the second bout of the PPV, exchanging almost 1,200 punches in 10 brutal rounds as Linares won a hard-fought unanimous decision victory scored 98-92 and 100-90 twice.

Both fighters overcame cuts, but Linares’ combinations were the difference. He repeatedly landed punishing shots with ease against his Japanese opponent to record his fifth straight victory.

“I knew that Arakawa could take a punch going into the fight,” Linares said. “I hurt my right hand in the fourth round and that’s why I relied so heavily on my left. I want to fight for the title as soon as [WBC Lightweight World Champion] Omar Figueroa Jr. is ready.”

Arakawa, who has quickly made a name for himself to boxing fans in the U.S. with his aggressive and relentless approach to fighting, knew he didn’t do enough to earn the victory in just his second fight stateside.

“I’m okay, but I’m disappointed I didn’t win,” Arakawa said. “I knew I wasn’t winning, but I tried to fight as best I could. I couldn’t make it happen. Linares is very good and very strong.”

In a spectacular opening bout of the pay-per-view telecast, late replacement Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson recorded an impressive unanimous decision victory over Ricardo “Dinamita” Alvarez (97-91, 95-93 twice) after taking the bout on less than one week’s notice.

The all-action match featured little defense as the Mexican brawlers exchanged power shots for 10 rounds.

“In the first round I knew I hurt him and I knew I had sufficient power at 135 pounds,” Thompson said. “I’m very excited about this because I was training for another fight and I took this fight on one week’s notice and I was able to counter him effectively.”

Thompson (29-3, 26 KOs) knocked down Alvarez (23-3-3, 13 KOs) for the first time in his career in the third round and scored another knockdown in the eighth round with a thundering overhand right.

“I’m going to talk to my team to see if I should stay at 135 pounds,” Alvarez said. “I threw punches like I normally do, but the power wasn’t there.”

Photo Credit’s: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME, Esther Lin/SHOWTIME & Ed Mulholland/Golden Boy Promotions