Marvin Quintero Battles Jose Gonzalez as Co-Main to Salido vs Martinez



LOS ANGELES (April 10) – Marvin “Cachorro” Quintero (26-5, 22 KOs) of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico takes on Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez (23-1, 18 KOs) of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico in a 10-round, co-main event part of Martinez vs. Salido Pay-Per-View quadruple header on April 11 from the Coliseum of Puerto Rico in San Juan. Co-promoted by PR Best Boxing Promotions, Inc. and Golden Boy Promotions, the heavy handed contenders, combined they have an 80 percent knockout ratio, will battle it out in hopes of becoming the next WBO Latino Lightweight Champion.

In the main event of the night, Ramon Martinez (28-2-2, 17 KOs) will face Orlando Salido (42-12-2, 29 KOs) in a 12-round match up for the WBO Super Featherweight Title. Also, Victor Ruiz (13-6-1, 5 KOs) of Mexico City will face McWilliams Arroyo (15-2, 13 KOs) of Fajardo, Puerto Rico in a 10-round flyweight bout for the WBO Latino Flyweight Title. Opening up the telecast, Yoandris “El Nino” Salinas (20-1-2, 13 KOs) of Miami, Florida, will face Ricardo “Alacran” Alvarado (7-4, 6 KOs) of McAllen, Texas in a 10-round featherweight bout.

Undefeated fighters John Karl Sosa (12-0, 6 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico and Zachary “Zungry” Ochoa (10-0, 5KOs) of Brooklyn, New York will be featured in respective bouts in the non-televised undercard. Sosa is scheduled to fight Joaquin “Chico” Chavez (9-14-3, 2 KOs) of Los Angeles in an eight-round welterweight bout, while Ochoa will face the heavy-handed Moises Rios (5-2, 4 KOs) of Aarcibo, Puerto Rico in a junior welterweight six-round brawl.

Marvin “Cachorro” Quintero of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico has had a long and impressive career as a professional boxer. The knockout artist has faced tough veterans Walter Estrada and Miguel Vazquez and had a shot at the IBF World Lightweight title when he faced Vasquez in 2012. Quintero is coming off of a win last September when he faced Carlos Mario Sanchez via second round knockout. Now he is looking at a chance to capture the WBO Lightweight Title when he faces Jose Gonzalez on April 11.

Fighting out of Tao Baja, Puerto Rico, Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez has kept busy year after year since his professional debut in 2008. The rising Puerto Rican star is known to be a hard puncher having won most of his bout via knockout. In his last professional bout, Gonzales faced Antonio Joao Bento in December winning the fight via second round knockout. Now the contender is ready for his first title bout when he goes up against Marvin Quintero at the Coliseum of Puerto Rico.

Yoandris “El Nino” Salinas of Miami, Florida has been very successful fighter who has stayed busy since his professional debut in 2009. He has faced Scott Quigg, Jhon Alberto Molina and Nehomar Cermeno and along the way has acquired the WBC Latino Super Bantamweight Title, WBA-Fedebol Super Bantamweight Title and the WBA-NABA Super Bantamweight Title.

Durango, Mexico’s, Ricardo “Alacran” Alvarado, who is now fighting out of McAllen, Texas is a relative newcomer looking to make an impression in the featherweight division. Having fought twice in 2014 and recently faced Luis Castor in February of this year, Alvarado is determined to add a victory to his record when he goes up against Yoandris on April 11.

Puerto Rico native John Karl Sosa is a highly regarded welterweight Caguas prospect that won four fights against solid competition in 2014 beating Antonio Sanchez, Victor Perez, and Luis Bello. Most recently, Sosa faced Brooklyn’s Jason Thompson in December in an eight-round matchup, winning the bout via unanimous decision.

Joaquin “Chico” Chavez from Los Angeles is an experienced fighter with more than 25 fights under his belt in his short career. A professional since 2011, the 27-year-old has kept busy fighting six bouts in 2014 with impressive victories against Luis Cruz and Jessie Roman in August. Now, Chavez is looking to keep up his winning streak in his first bout of 2015.

Brooklyn native Zachary “Zungry” Ochoa is a promising 22-year-old talent who has gone undefeated since his professional debut in 2011. Most recently, Ochoa took on near-shutout wins in 2014 over Luis Cervantes in August and Jose Miguel Castro in December. In his first fight of 2015, the impressive Ochoa maintained his record intact after he defeated Engelberto Valenzuela via first-round knockout. In his first fight in the land of his heritage, Puerto Rico, Ochoa will look to impress fans as he faces Moises Rios in his second fight of 2015.

Fighting out of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Moises Rios began his professional career in 2009 against Humbero Ayoroa winning the bout via knock out. The fighter last fought William Lorenzo in 2012 winning the bout. Now in his first bout in almost three years, the Puerto Rican brawler is looking to reignite his career when he faces off against one boxing’s most exciting prospects, Zachary Ochoa.

“The War” Martinez vs. Salido is 12-round super featherweight bout for the WBO Super Featherweight Championship presented by PR Best Boxing Promotions, Inc and Golden Boy Promotions. The Pay-Per-View event broadcast begins at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.

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2014 Watch List

By Steve Gallegos

Juan Francisco Estrada– This man was fun to watch in 2013 as he picked up a pair of world titles by defeating Brian Viloria in a very exciting war and followed it up with an impressive title defense against Phillipino Milan Milendo. Both fights were in Macau, China which were televised on HBO 2 giving the young flyweight champion some great exposure. A very good boxer who can punch and once you see him fight, you’re gonna want to see him fight again and again. Next fight: TBA


Miguel “Mikey” Garcia– Did this man have an exciting 2013 or what? Around this time last year, he destroyed Orlando Salido, winning his first world title. He then followed it with two impressive KO performances against Juan Manuel Lopez and Roman “Rocky” Martinez. All 3 wins last year were against top level opposition and he all he does is fight the best. He returns 01/25/14 in which he faces possibly his toughest test to date in Juan Carlos Burgos. Next fight: 01/25/14 against Burgos


Keith “One Time” Thurman– This man defines “explosiveness”. Always comes ready to fight, always in top shape and always gives the fans their money’s worth. The “WBA” welterweight champion is one of the hottest young champions in the sport and Golden Boy Promotions plans to invest heavily in this young, rising star. Expect big things from Thurman in 2014. Next fight: TBA


Ruslan Provodikov-This man made a name for himself on ESPN 2’s Friday Night Fights before graduating to HBO in 2013. He was very impressive in his war with Timothy Bradley last spring despite losing a close unanimous decision. He then went in Mike Alvarado’s back yard of Denver and stopped Alvarado in the 10th round in impressive fashion. A come forward puncher who has “Knockout” in mind with every punch he throws. Expect to see him more on HBO in 2014. Next fight: TBA


Gennady Golovkin– “GGG” had four fights in 2013 and won them all by KO against top level opposition. He fights hard, fights often and always impresses. The WBO and IBO middleweight champion has the total package of speed, skill and power and is a favorite amongst fight fans. Expect him to have another huge year. Next fight:  02/01/14 against Osumanu Adama


Sergey Kovalev– The young champion from Russia was showcased on NBC Sports Network’s Fight Night before moving onto HBO. The WBO light heavyweight champion wastes no time in the ring as his last seven fights haven’t gone past the seventh round. An explosive puncher with 21 KO’s in 23 wins who is seeking a matchup with fellow light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson; in one of the most demanded matchups right now. Next fight: TBA


Adonis Stevenson– This man came out of nowhere in 2013 by knocking out “The” light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson with one punch. He followed it up with two impressive knockout performances against Tavoris Cloud and Tony Bellew. An all around fighter that can both box and punch. A unification fight with Sergey Kovalev could be on the horizon. Next fight: TBA

Garcia Breaks Rocky, Donaire Stops Darchinyan & Andrade Captures Title

Martirosyan vs Andrade

By: Steve Gallegos

Photo Credit: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Martirosyan vs Andrade

Last night’s HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader in Corpus Christi, TX provided lots of action. Demetrius Andrade looked very good outboxing Vanes Martirosyan en route to a 12 round split decision. Despite being knocked down early, Andrade looked sharp, boxed smartly and avoided dangerous exchanges. The judge who scored the fight for Martirosyan, really needs his eyes checked as there was no way you could have scored this fight for Vanes.




Donaire vs Darchinyan

The best fight of the night was in the 2nd bout of the evening as Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan fought a long awaited rematch of their 2007 bout in which Donaire upset Darchinyan with a stunning 1 punch knockout. During the early stages of this fight it was a war of nerves as both fighters were very tentative. Both fighters would have moments in which they rocked each other and it was a fairly even fight going into the 9th. Nonito Donaire didn’t seem like his head was in the fight and his corner was pleading with him to step it up and he did in the 9th by landing a hard one punch bomb that put Darchinyan down. Vic was able to get up and beat the count but his legs were gone and Nonito stepped in and sealed the deal. A great win for nonito, who called out Guillermo Rigondeaux for a rematch. After the way he was outclassed in his their last fight, I don’t think that’s the best fight to take. Nonito needs to move forward and fight other good fighters in the featherweight division.


Martinez vs Garcia

The main event between Mikey Garcia and Rocky Martinez had all the makings of a classic and fireworks were expected. It didn’t turn out to be the all out slugfest we hoped for but it was still a fun fight to watch. Martinez who is normally a come forward pressure fighter, elected to try and out box the boxer, Garcia and had some early success. He even dropped Garcia with a short right hand in the 2nd. Other than that, it was all Garcia, who was able to weather the early assault and began picking Martinez apart. Rocky didn’t put the pressure on like many expected and elected to box more which was not to his favor. Garcia ended the bout in the 8th with a beautiful body shot that left Martinez on his knees unable to get up. A great win for Garcia in a very good 2013. The future looks bright for this young star. All in all a good night at the fights in Corpus Christi and HBO’s fall boxing lineup continues to provide action and drama.