Boxing

Ray Beltran conquered the WBO lightweight title by defeating Paulus Moses by unanimous decision.

"I have no words. I gave everything I had. I really had to push myself. He is a very experienced and tough fighter. He surprised me with a couple of good punches, but right away I thought about my family and everything I have been throughout my career. I gave it my all. I made my career the tough way, and now I'm a champion" said Beltran.

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RENO, NV (February 14, 2018) -- There will be a lot on the line this Friday, February 16th, when Mexican world title contender Ray Beltran faces former world champ Paulus Moses at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. Beltran and Moses will battle for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight title, but for Beltran, this fight means way more than that. He will also be fighting for his dream of becoming a permanent resident of the United States.

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The Ramirez - Ahmed / Ancajas - Gonzalez world championship event will be televised live and exclusively at 10:15 p.m. EST on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and stream live on the ESPN App.  
Unbeaten lightweight prospect Teofimo Lopez (7-0, 6 KO’s) and former Super Middleweight world title challenger Jessie Hart (22-1, 18 KO’s) will also be in action on the televised portion of the card. Their fights will be televised live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN News.
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