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Check out the photos from the Gary Russell vs Oscar Escandon press conference.

 

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Story:  Robert Uzzell

Gary Russell Jr

Oscar Escandon   

Record:      27-1, 16 KO  25-2, 17 KO
Height:      5’4 1/2″  5’1 1/2″
Reach:      61″

     unlisted

Weight:      126 lbs

     126 lbs

Age:      28      26
Stance:      Southpaw      Orthodox

Hometown:

  Capitol Heights, Maryland

Ibague, Columbia

KO%

57%

  63%

Russell Jr’s Strengths: Exceptional hand speed is the first thing that comes to mind. He punches in combinations and has some of the fastest hands in boxing. He’s very explosive and has good punching power. He can counter well with either hand, and maintains a fast pace consistently.

Escandon’s Strengths: He has power in both hands and knows how to cut off the ring when stalking the opponent. He has a very good uppercut and can use the entire ring to his advantage, if necessary. Unlike many Columbian fighters, he’s well-travelled enough not to be thrown by the DMV crowd that’ll be there rooting for Russell, Jr. As short as Escandon is, I believe he has the reach advantage over Russell.

Russell Jr’s weaknesses: Gary sometimes stands to trade when he should be giving angles and range. Gary also uses the same cadence with his output, instead of mixing it up. His footwork is decent, but not the best. Sometimes Gary leaves himself open for counter, even though his hands are so fast, it’ll take a great counterpuncher to connect with something big. Inactivity is an issue with Gary.

Escandon’s weaknesses: Oscar doesn’t have the fastest hands in the world. When he does use hand-speed, he punches too wide. Oscar is also only 5 foot 1, so height is a challenge for him. Sometimes his punch carries late in fights, but in others it seems to fade much earlier. He doesn’t smoothly transfer from defense to offense.

The Pick: I think this fight is going to be action packed. It will be a tale of two game plans. I think Ruben Guerrero’s plan is for Oscar Escandon to attack Gary Russell Jr. I think Gary Russell Jr’s plan is to knock Escandon out.

Escandon has fought southpaws before, so this isn’t new to him. He got a gift victory over southpaw Tyson Cave. He also scored a KO victory of lefty Julian Aristule. A big win for him, on the road against another southpaw, was a KO over Jesus Cuellar. He also most recently stopped Robinson Castellanos, who upset Yuriorkis Gamboa on May 5.

I think Guerrero is training Escandon to attack in this fight. Much like he trained his son Robert Guerrero to press Andre Berto. He’s going to come forward and make it a rough fight for Russell Jr.

During the media workout last week, I noticed Gary Russell Jr working his upper body a lot. I think he’s going for strength so he can be able to handle Oscar *and future opponents) on the inside. I also think he’s building his body like that because he’s going for the knockout in this fight. Yes’ you’ll see the usual flash, but I think the plan is to sit down on his shots and put something behind them.

Somebody’s plan will fail. If Escandon comes in hard and gets picked off by Russell’s hand speed, it could get ugly. One thing Russell does is make a guy with a high punch output lower his output. That’s because his fast hands puts guys on the defensive and if they aren’t skilled enough to switch back to offense fast enough, the punches overwhelm them.

If Russell focuses on the knockout, it could play into Escandon’s hands. If he is unable to get Oscar out, he may fall victim to Oscar’s sneaky right hands and short left shots that seem to either buzz or knock out the best opponents on his resume.

Escandon is not the typical slow guy who is going to get busted up and take too many shots and be a bloody mess by the 4th round. He’s coming to National Harbor to win.

I think it’ll be an action fight and I believe it’ll be a rough one too.  Action because Oscar is going to push the action.  Action because it’ll force Gary to be active.

The main reason it’ll be a rough and action battle is because each fighter will use the game plan that the other should use. Russell should use his offense and attack with hand speed and try to overwhelm Escandon at range with speed boxing. Escandon should hold his grounds and be attempt to counter and try to get the KO.

Instead, both teams go in with higher risk strategies.

I believe eventually Russell will start to counter the hard charging Escandon and Oscar will wear down. Russell may catch Oscar and drop him, but I think Gary will win a decision instead.

I like Russell by decision in an action fight.

Bonus picks:

I’ll take Gervonta Davis (17-0, 16 KOs) by late corner stoppage over Liam Walsh (21-0, 14 KOs). Walsh is an okay fighter, but I think Tank overwhelms him and the corner will graciously stop it.

Jose Uzcategui (26-1, 22 KOs) takes on Andre Dirrell (25-2, 16 KOs) for the rights to be mandatory challenger to James DeGale. Jose is slow but he is punching! Think Kelly Pavlik. Hand speed isn’t there but if he catches you, it’s lights out. See here:

This could be Andre Dirrell’s last chance. Will the pressure get to him? He is too talented to have never been a world champion.  I think Dirrell survives a scare and holds on for a win. I’ll take his speed and experience to carry him.

Rances Barthelemy (25-0, 13 KOs) faces Kiryl Relikh (21-1, 19 KOs) in a WBA eliminator. Relikh stopped 12 straight before losing a decision to Ricky Burns. I like Barthelemy in this one. With a win, Rances becomes the mandatory for Julius Indongo (22-0), but I would love to see a Rances Barthelemy vs. Terence Crawford showdown if they both win. I think Barthelemy would be a problem for Crawford.

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TOLEDO, OH (May 11, 2017) – Unbeaten lightweight world champion Robert Easter (19-0, 14 KOs) will defend his title in his hometown when he takes on mandatory challenger Denis Shafikov (38-2-1, 20 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce live from the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio on Friday, June 30.
 
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will be headlined by the hometown star Easter, who last defended his title in the same venue and on Bounce by knocking down Luis Cruz three times on his way to a unanimous decision.
 
“I am always happy to fight at home, but I think the excitement in Toledo will be even bigger this time and I can’t wait,” said Easter. “I also have a baby on the way and the due date is June 5, so I will be able to fight knowing my son is here and I am extra pumped because of that. I know that I have a tough opponent, but I am not afraid of any fighter. This is what boxing is about. Shafikov is coming to take my belt, but I know that I will be victorious once again.”
 
“I’m looking forward to this fight on June 30,” said Shafikov. “I know that I have a very tough opponent in front of me. I have been waiting for this opportunity to get this belt and I plan on doing everything in my power to make it happen.”
 
“This is going to be Robert’s biggest challenge yet,” said Ravone Littlejohn, CEO of About Billions Promotions. “Shafikov is a tough fighter and this is exactly the type of fight Robert needs as he steps up to the next level of championship boxing. This fight is going to prepare him for his future and we’re excited to be back in Toledo for it.”
 
“This bout has Fight of the Year written all over it,” said Leon Margules, President of Warriors Boxing. “Both fighters gained their position by beating the same fighter, Richard Commey, by identical split decisions. That, plus the enthusiasm of Robert Easter’s hometown fans, will make June 30 a night to remember.”
 
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by About Billions Promotions in association with Warriors Boxing, are priced at $225 $125, $100, $75, $55 and $35, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. 
 
An accomplished amateur who was a 2012 U.S. Olympic alternate, the 26-year-old Easter picked up five-straight victories dating back to the beginning of 2015 before earning his world title opportunity against Richard Commey in September 2016. Easter was successful in holding off the unbeaten Commey as he was able to earn a split-decision victory in a memorable fight. Now, Easter will step into the ring as the fighting pride of his hometown for the second time, looking to dispatch arguably his toughest opponent to date.
 
A 31-year-old brawler from Russia, Shafikov brings an exciting style to the ring as he prepares to capitalize on his third world title opportunity. A pro since 2003, Shafikov was unbeaten in his first 34 pro contests and has challenged Rances Barthelemy and Miguel Vazquez in his previous title fights that both went to decisions. Shafikov impressed in his two outings last year, first earning a stoppage victory over then unbeaten Jamel Herring in July before earning this title fight by beating Richard Commey in December.

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2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Tony Yoka Makes Pro Debut Against Unbeaten Travis Clark on Friday, June 2

 

 

From Le Dome – Palais Des Sports de Paris & Live on Canal Plus at 7:30 p.m. CET

 

 

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PARIS (May 12, 2017) – French Olympian and 2016 super heavyweight gold medalist Tony Yoka will make his highly-anticipated pro debut on Friday, June 2 as he faces unbeaten Travis Clark (12-0, 8 KOs) from Le Dome – Palais Des Sports de Paris and live in France on Canal Plus at 7:30 p.m. CET.

“I can’t wait to step into the ring for the first time as a professional in front of all my fans in Paris,” said Yoka. “This is a dream come true, but it’s also just the first step. I’ve been improving every day in the gym with Virgil Hunter and I can’t wait to show everybody what I’ve got. I know that my team is going to put me into the positions that I want, so it’s up to me to deliver in the ring. It all starts on June 2 and you don’t want to miss it.”

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Ringstar France and sponsored by Unkut Paris, start at 25 € and are available by calling Ticketmaster at 0825 038 039, or visiting www.ticketmaster.fr and www.FranceBillet.com.

“This is truly a momentous occasion to have the 2016 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist making his pro debut in front of his hometown fans,” said Richard Schaefer, Chairman & CEO of Ringstar Sports. “Tony Yoka’s outstanding performance in Rio was just the start of what I know will be a spectacular career. Tony is training with the renowned Virgil Hunter and along with his swagger and personality outside of the ring, he is putting all the pieces in place with an eye towards becoming a huge star in this sport. I’m excited to help Tony reach his full potential and elevate the French boxing scene to the next level.”

 

“This is a great opportunity for Tony to start his pro career in style and for the French boxing fans to get a look at the next superstar in this country,” said Jerome Abiteboul, President and CEO of Unkut and CEO of Ringstar France. “Tony has all of the elements of a superstar in the making. Combined with the training of Virgil Hunter and the guidance of Richard Schaefer, there is no doubt that he is going to reach his full potential in this sport.”

One of the most exciting stars to emerge from the Rio games, Yoka followed up his 2012 Olympic appearance by beating fighters from Croatia, Jordan and the U.S. Virgin Islands before defeating Great Britain’s Joe Joyce in the gold medal showdown. Now trained by Virgil Hunter, Yoka will look to follow in the footsteps of Anthony Joshua, who went from Olympic super heavyweight gold to heavyweight world champion.

Born in Paris, France, Yoka began boxing at six-years-old and was trained by his father Victor, a former professional boxer in the Congo. The 24-year-old made a splash by winning the French Junior National Championship in 2008 and 2009 before claiming a silver medal at the 2010 Youth World Championships. He continued his rise to prominence by winning French National Championships in 2012 and 2014 while also defeating current heavyweight world champion Joseph Parker at the 2010 Youth Olympic games.

Born in Morristown, Ohio, Clark is unbeaten since beginning his pro career in 2009 with a second round stoppage of Andrew Snow. Now fighting and training in West Virginia, Clark won the state’s heavyweight title by stopping William Shahan. He won three times in 2016 before making his 2017 debut in March with a third round TKO over Branden Lee Hinkle.

 

For more information visit http://www.ringstar.com or follow in Twitter @Ringstar, @laboxesurcanal, @TonyYoka and @Swanson_Comm.
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Listen in for my thoughts about Saturday night’s main event between Andre Berto (31-4, KOs) and Shawn Porter (26-2-1, 16 KOs).

The bout is a WBC World welterweight title eliminator, with the winner to be mandatory challenger to Keith Thurman.

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THE FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. FOUNDATION PRESENTS THE

3RD ANNUAL “FIGHT-4-FITNESS” 5K RACE, 2K WALK,

KIDS FUN RUN, & COMMUNITY DAY

SUNDAY, MARCH 12 AT SUNSET PARK IN LAS VEGAS

 

LAS VEGAS (January 24, 2017) The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation (TFMJF) is proud to announce their 3rd Annual Fight-4-Fitness 5K Race, 2K Walk, Kids Fun Run, and Community Day taking place Sunday, March 12 at Sunset Park in Las Vegas. This event is intended to support the movement toward more active and healthy lifestyles, while forming community alliances where awareness and empowerment serve as the nucleus for an improved quality of life.

 

This year, The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation, plans to unite runners and families within the Las Vegas community and surrounding communities in an eventful day filled with events geared toward the whole family. The festivities will start off with a 5K race and 2K walk, the Kids Fun Run will follow, and Community Day to commence the event. Children, ages 12 and under, can take part in a fun-filled scavenger hunt before the Kids Fun Run (one half mile run). The races are followed by an awards ceremony honoring the top 5K Race participants in each age category.

 

Fight-4-Fitness will also feature great healthy food options, vendors, merchandise booths, photo-booths, meet & greet with the Mayweather Promotions stable of fighters, live performances, physical activities geared toward fitness and fun, PLUS MORE!

 

For more information and to stay connected, follow us on social media: @TFMJF on Twitter, @TFMJF on Instagram, and onFacebook: www.Facebook.com/TFMJF

 

The full race day schedule is listed below:

 

  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. -5K Race, 2K Walk, Kids scavenger hunt
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Kids Fun Run & Awards Ceremony
  • 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Community Day

 

Registration for these activities can be completed at www.tfmjf.org/events. Full registration dates and fees are listed below:

 

  • January 24th-January 31st: $30 5K/$25 2K/$15 Kids Fun Run/$20 Community Day
  • February 1st- February 28th: $35 5K/ $30 2K/ $15 Kids Fun Run/ $20 Community Day
  • March 1st– March 12th: $40 5K/ $35 2K/ $20 Kids Fun Run/ $25 Community Day
  • Day of event: $65 5K/ $60 2K/ $25 Kids Fun Run/ $30 Community Day

 

Online registration is open through March 10th.

 

CONTACTS:

     Nicole Craig, Mayweather Promotions/TFMJF: (702) 807-1788

      Crystal Frost, Mayweather Promotions: (213) 434-5809

      Swanson Communications: (202) 783-5500

 

 

 

 

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Victory Sets Up Welterweight World Championship Unification Bout Between Garcia and Keith Thurman on March 4

Rising Star Jarrett Hurd Remains Unbeaten with Sixth-Round Stoppage of Former Title Challenger Jo Jo Dan &
Former World Champion Javier Fortuna Recovers from Knockdown to Beat Previously Undefeated Omar Douglas by Unanimous Decision

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PHILADELPHIA (November 13, 2016) – Undefeated world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (33-0, 19 KOs)put on a show for fans in his hometown Saturday night as he dropped and stopped Colombia’s Samuel Vargas (25-3-1, 13 KOs)on his way to a seventh round TKO victory in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike from Temple University’s Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.

The dominant performance by Garcia officially setup a welterweight world championship unification showdown in March against Keith “One Time” Thurman, who was in attendance as part of Spike’s broadcasting crew. The two welterweight world champions met in the middle of the ring after the conclusion of the bout and began to set the stage for their explosive showdown.

“I just had to tell Keith that he’s next,” said Garcia. “I’m going to beat him down. There’s not much more to say. Keith is going to get what he asked for and now he’s going to face a big dog.”

“You have two big punchers meeting on March 4,” said Thurman. “I don’t see how the fight can go 12 rounds. I see myself as the best competition that Danny has ever faced.”

Garcia was sharp offensively and defensively Saturday night, making Vargas miss often and countering with powerful shots. He started slow but late in the second round, Garcia delivered an overhand right hand that sent Vargas tumbling to the canvas.

“I felt a little rusty,” said Garcia. “But I started putting my punches together well and came out with the victory. The overhand right knocked him down. It was just a well-timed shot.”

“I got beat up in there,” said Vargas. “It takes a lot of courage to come to North Philadelphia and fight the champ. It just wasn’t my night.”

Vargas continued to come forward and work, but Garcia was entirely in control, making Vargas swing at air while delivering shots of his own that kept him in command. In the seventh round, Garcia began to unload with a series of big shots that hurt Vargas on the ropes. This eventually prompted referee Gary Rosato to stop the fight 2:17 into the round.

“It was great to give back to my fans in Philadelphia,” said Garcia. “It was a long time coming. I’m just happy I was able to give Philly a great night. I’m a Philly champion and it was great to see guys like Allen Iverson and Meek Mill out here supporting. Most importantly it felt great to give back to those in need in my city.”

“Danny is a great fighter and a great person for his city,” said Vargas.

With the March 4 unification fight now set, boxing fans can look forward to seeing two of the best fighters in the sport put their undefeated records and world titles on the line.

“Danny can talk whatever he wants and Angel Garcia can say whatever he wants,” said Thurman. “They can talk smack all day. Danny is real flat-footed. I believe I’ll be able to be on the outside, see the wide punches and counter punch. They said he wanted the tune-up, now he’s ready to see me.”

“On March 4, fans can expect what they always get from me,” said Garcia. “It’s going to be fireworks. I’m a Philly champion. I have the heart of a champion and I’m coming to win and unify titles.”
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BROOKLYN (November 24, 2015) – As their pivotal December 5 showdowns loom, Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (30-1, 27 KOs), Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (32-0-1, 23 KOs), Chris Algieri (20-2, 8 KOs) and “Sir” Marcus Browne (16-0, 12 KOs) took time out of training camp to share their Thanksgiving plans, memories and what it’s like to be training and fighting during the holiday season.

The December 5 event is live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from Barclays Center and is headlined by the all-Brooklyn middleweight title showdown between Jacobs and Quillin. In undercard action featured on SHO EXTREME, Long Island’s Algieri will take on Erick Bone (16-2, 8 KOs) in a welterweight bout while Staten Island’s Browne faces Franciso Sierra (27-9-1, 24 KOs) in a light heavyweight match.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, start at $50, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.ticketmaster.comwww.barclayscenter.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. The Algieri vs. Bone fight is promoted in association with Star Boxing.

While all the fighters have to deal with balancing training camp and the Thanksgiving holiday, there are different challenges for Jacobs and Browne, who remained in New York to train, and Quillin and Algieri, who have set up training camps in Miami.

Here is what the fighters had to say about those challenges, fighting at home and more:

DANIEL JACOBS

You’re going to be just over a week out from your fight, so what are you actually going to be doing for Thanksgiving?

“I’m so focused. I’m only thinking about my fight next week. I will be training and that’s it. There will be no partaking in Thanksgiving from me.”

What are you going to be able to eat at the Thanksgiving table if you are doing a Thanksgiving dinner?

“My family doesn’t really cook the healthiest things on Thanksgiving, so everything is off limits. They cook lasagna, a lot of soul foods and that is NOT in my diet right now!”

Do holidays ever affect when you are going to fight? You have a job to do, but does being in camp during the holiday season sway your decision making in any way?

“My son’s birthday is the Thursday of fight week so that shows I will fight any day. This is my job and my livelihood. It’s a very important time in my career. I would fight on New Years at midnight if I had to.”

Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions (when you aren’t training)?

“Family is a big thing for me. I was raised in a big family. Family is the best part of any tradition. We always spread love and make sure that everyone is close on those particular holidays.”

Is it extra special to be fighting in Brooklyn during the holiday season?

“I think it’s one of the things that for me, when I look at all of the things that I am sacrificing, it makes it all worth the while. Training and missing Thanksgiving and other holidays, birthdays it’s adding to the hunger and making the victory that much sweeter. It’s not about what I am missing, its what it adds to.”

What are you most thankful for this holiday season?

“I am most thankful for my son. That I get the chance to see him smile everyday and get some of the things that I never had as a child. This fight is a lucrative fight for me. That will change his life forever. From that statement, I am very fortunate. Every day is Thanksgiving for me.”

PETER QUILLIN

You’re going to be just over a week out from your fight, so what are you actually going to be doing for Thanksgiving?

​“I am actually going to be down here in Miami visiting all of the family and friends I have here. I won’t be eating, but I will be visiting! My wife has family members that live here. My best friend lives here too and his family is my extended family.”

What are you going to be able to eat at the Thanksgiving table if you are doing a Thanksgiving dinner?

​“I am actually going to a bunch of dinners, but I am able to eat vegetables and some lean turkey but that’s about​ it. Everything in moderation.

Do holidays ever affect when you are going to fight? You have a job to do, but does being in camp during the holiday season sway your decision making in any way?

​“I look at it like it’s a balance that you must have. If you don’t have that balance you’ll never get where you’re trying to go. This is an opportunity to be there for my wife and be a professional fighter. I stay focused because there’s no other way around it.”

Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions (when you aren’t training)?

​“We try to get everyone together and get people together. It’s all about being with family and being grateful for the things we do have in life. It was kind of crazy growing up how I grew up. There were never good holidays for me growing up.​ We grew up a lot less fortunate than families that I see now.”

“I am now able to provide for my family and I am thankful for what I have now. People forget when they get into the rhythm of these American holidays. My wife is Jewish and I am learning about new holidays. With Christmas, I want my son to know that it is not just about receiving gifts, but being a giver and the purpose of Christmas.”

Is it extra special to be fighting in Brooklyn during the holiday season?

​“Of course, it’s like the culture of being in Brooklyn. What more can I say than that I am blessed to be living in Brooklyn and I am happy about anything that comes with it. I’ve come a long way in life. It’s a reminder what I have transformed my life into and how fortunate I am.”

What are you most thankful for this holiday season?

​“I am thankful for my life and being humble. I’ve come a long way and I am thankful that I am a humble person. I share these wonderful things with my wife and my son and I just feel so blessed.”

CHRIS ALGIERI

You’re going to be just over a week out from your fight, so what are you actually going to be doing for Thanksgiving?

“I will be going to my aunt and uncle’s house here in Florida. We have traditional Thanksgiving meal; turkey, sweet potatoes, a ton of vegetables. My weight is good, so there won’t be really anything I am missing out on. I won’t eat any pie, but I am not a big sweets guy anyways.

“Thursday is my off day as is, so I will head over there in the afternoon, have a nice meal, spend some time with my family, who I am very close with, and then head back home to rest and relax for the remainder of the day.”

Do holidays ever affect when you are going to fight? You have a job to do, but does being in camp during the holiday season sway your decision making in any way?

“No not at all. This is my job and it comes first, before anything else.”

Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions (when you aren’t training)? 

“I am the one who cooks the meal back at my home in New York. I am in charge of preparing and the cooking the turkey and my specialty dish, twice baked sweet potatoes. After dinner, before dessert, all of the men in the family go for a nice long walk.”

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AUSTIN, TX (November 9, 2015) – Undefeated rising prospect Miguel Flores (17-0, 8 KOs) will put his perfect record on the line against Ghanaian Olympian Alfred “The Stinging Bee” Tetteh (23-4-1, 20 KOs) in a 10-round featherweight attraction on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, November 10 from the Austin Music Hall in Austin, Texas.

The November 10 main event features a bantamweight battle between Alejandro “Cobrita” Gonzalez Jr. (25-2-2, 15 KOs) and Karim Guerfi (22-3, 6 KOs), with televised coverage beginning on FS1 and FOX Deportes at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Leija*Battah Promotions, are priced at $125, $85, $75, $45 and $25, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling Leija*Battah Promotions at 210-979-3302.

Also featured on the card is 20-year-old junior lightweight prospect Mario Barrios (12-0, 7 KOs) out of San Antonio in an eight-round bout, undefeated 22-year-old Argentine Alan Castano (9-0, 6 KOs) against 26-year-old Mexican Christopher Degollado (13-5, 11 KOs) in an eight-round super welterweight affair and contender Javier Maciel (30-3, 21 KOs) from Argentina against Mexican veteran Norberto Gonzalez (22-8, 14 KOs) in a 10-round super welterweight contest.

Additional fights will see 23-year-old Mexican Rolando Garza (4-0, 2 KOs) in a six-round super welterweight battle, Austin’s Albert Romero (2-3-1) taking on Brazil’s Raphael Montini in a four-round lightweight fight and Austin-native Daniel Henry (2-4-3) in a four-round super middleweight contest against Edward Tigs (1-6-3).

Rounding out the action is 22-year-old Austin-native Prisco Marquez (3-0) against San Antonio’s Daniel Arriaga (0-2-1) in four-rounds of super featherweight action and Mexico’s Gregorio Herrera (0-2) in a four-round lightweight bout with San Antonio’s Joe Reyes (0-9).

An undefeated fighter from Michoacan, Mexico, but fighting out of Houston, Flores has not lost since turning pro in 2009 at just 17-years-old. The 23-year-old made his 2015 debut in May with a victory over German Meraz and followed that up by defeating Juan Ruiz in July and Carlos Padilla in September. He goes for a fourth victory of 2015 on November 10 when he battles the experienced Tetteh who represented Ghana at the 1996 Olympics and now fights out of Washington, D.C.

For more information visit www.premierboxingchampions.comand http://www.foxsports.com/presspass/homepage,

Follow on Twitter @PremierBoxing, @LeijaBattahPR, @FS1, @FOXDeportes and @Swanson_Comm and become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PremierBoxingChampions and www.facebook.com/foxdeportes. Highlights available at www.youtube.com/premierboxingchampions.

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**PRESS TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT**

FLOYD MAYWEATHER AND MARCOS MAIDANA TO PROMOTE CHAMPIONSHIP REMATCH WITH FIVE-CITY CROSS-COUNTRY PRESS TOUR

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

WASHINGTON, D.C. TO HAVE ONE-OF-A-KIND PERFORMANCE BY GRAMMY-NOMINATED RAPPER WALE.

CHICAGO NATIVES “THE MONSTER KIDS” TO BE A PART OF THE MAYHEM IN CHICAGO WITH SPECIAL HOMETOWN PERFORMANCE.

SURPRISE GUEST TO END THE TOUR WITH A SET IN LOS ANGELES.

LAS VEGAS (July 10, 2014) – Eleven-time world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and former world champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana are hitting the road on a four-day, five-city cross-country press tour to officially announce their championship rematch which will take place Saturday, Sept. 13 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas live on SHOWTIME PPV®. Both Mayweather and Maidana are preparing for an intense training camp to prepare themselves for what could be a repeat of their unforgettable 12-round May brawl that many called Mayweather’s toughest test to date. However, before they meet in the ring, they will be coming to a city near you!

Grammy nominated rapper and Washington, D.C. native Wale will have the nation’s capital on their feet when the press tour stops in D.C. Fresh off his BET Centric Award nomination for his hit song “Love-Hate Thing,” the widely celebrated artist will provide attendees with a one-of-a-kind performance that they will be talking about until fight night.

Joining the press tour in Chicago for a memorable performance will be dancing phenoms, The Monster Kids. Chi-Town’s finest breakdancers -a family of kids aged 6-16- rose to fame after reaching the semi-finals on Paula Abdul’s “Live to Dance” show. They’ve since captured the nation with performances on Ellen, and at numerous professional sporting events, and will surely add to the MAYHEM in their hometown.

PRESS TOUR CITIES AND DATES:

Monday, July 14 (Afternoon)
New York City
Location: Times Square

Pedestrian Walk on Broadway Between 42nd & 43th Streets
New York, NY 10036
Media Arrival Time (Marriott Marquis): 12 p.m. ET
Fan Arrival Time (Times Square): 12 p.m. ET
Press Conference Begins: 1 p.m. ET

Monday, July 14 (Evening)
Washington, D.C.
Location: DAR Constitution Hall

1776 D Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
Media Arrival Time: 6 p.m. ET
Fan Arrival Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Press Conference Begins: 7:15 p.m. ET
**NOTE: A special performance by rapper and D.C. native Wale will follow the press conference.

Tuesday, July 15 (Afternoon)
Chicago, IL
Location: Auditorium Theatre

50 E Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60605
Media/Fan Arrival Time: 11 a.m. CT
Press Conference Begins: 12 p.m. CT

Tuesday, July 15 (Evening)
San Antonio, TX
Location: Six Flags Fiesta Texas – Lone Star Lil’s Amphitheater

17000 IH-10 West
San Antonio, TX 78257
Media/Fan Arrival Time: 6 p.m. CT
Media Avail in Six Flags/Media Interviews: 6 p.m. CT
Press Conference Begins: 7 p.m. CT

Thursday, July 17
Los Angeles, Calif.
Location: Pershing Square

532 S Olive Street
Los Angeles, Calif. 90013
Media Arrival Time (Millennium Biltmore Hotel): 12 p.m. PT
Fan Arrival Time (Pershing Square): 12 p.m. PT
Press Conference Begins: 1 p.m. PT