Boxing

Signal Hill, Calif. (June 19, 2018) — Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez and Alex "El Cholo" Saucedo showcased their skills for the media Tuesday at Hill Street Boxing Gym as they finalize preparations for their respective nationally televised bouts, June 30 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.

In the main event, Ramirez (37-0, 25 KOs) will defend the WBO super middleweight title against unbeaten Colombian challenger Alexis Angulo (23-0, 20 KOs), while Oklahoma City native Saucedo (27-0, 17 KOs) will face Australian puncher Lenny Zappavigna (37-3, 27 KOs) for the WBO International super lightweight title.

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Jarrett Hurd states that he had a procedure done on his left shoulder on Monday to repair a problem with rotator cuff. Hurd (22-0, 15 KOs), who holds the IBF/WBA junior middleweight titles, says he suffered the problem while getting ready for his recent unification fight against former WBA Super World junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara last April, and was taking cortisone shots to decrease the pain.

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LOS ANGELES (June 15, 2018) - Gilberto 'Zurdo' Ramirez, Alex 'El Cholo' Saucedo, and Jose Ramirez will host media workouts this upcoming Tuesday, June 19, and Wednesday, June 20 in preparation for their respective ESPN-televised bouts.

On Tuesday at noon, 'Zurdo' and Saucedo, who will headline the June 30 world championship event at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, will train at the Hill St. Boxing Gym (1201 E Hill St, Signal Hill, CA 90755).

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Errol Spence Jr. (24-0, 21 KOs) says he wanted to give the 12,600 fans that came to see him last Saturday night a real show by beating challenger Carlos Ocampo (22-1, 13 KOs) in an exciting show at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. However, the fight turned out to be a gross mismatch with Spence knocking out the 22-year-old Ocampo in the 1st round after hitting him with a hard body shot.

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Tom Loeffler says middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Saul Canelo Alvarez won’t be meeting for an HBO ‘Face Off’ or ‘Gloves are Off’ program before they face each other on September 15 in their rematch at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. There’s a lot of bad blood between Canelo and Golovkin due to Alvarez’s positive tests for clenbuterol and due to him then pulling out of the May 5th rematch, leaving GGG to face Vanes Martirosyan instead.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (June 15, 2018) — Former WBO junior welterweight champion Mike Alvarado, female fighting sensation Mikaela Mayer, and 2016 Olympic gold medalist Robson Conceicao will see action on the June 30 undercard at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. The card will be headlined by WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez’s title defense against Alexis Angulo and 140-pound contender Alex Saucedo’s homecoming bout against the hard-hitting Lenny Zappavigna.

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LAS VEGAS (June 13, 2018) — One of the United States’ top amateur boxers, Chris “The Boy” Zavala, has signed a multi-year promotional agreement with Top Rank, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced today.

Zavala, an 18-year-old native of Long Beach, California, had a sterling amateur record of 125-9, traveling around the globe as one of the nation’s best young boxers and winning a 2015 National Golden Gloves title at 125 pounds.

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Welterweight slugger Carlos Adames to take on Artemio Reyes in 10-round co-feature
ESPN+ to Stream Diaz-Ito and Adames-Reyes LIVE at 9:30 p.m. ET

Kissimmee, Fla. (June 11, 2018) — Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz wants to add his name to the storied list of Puerto Rican world champions. He will get that chance July 28 at the Kissimmee Civic Center, when he squares off against Masayuki Ito for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight title.  

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