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Alfonso Gomez Headlines March 20 Golden Boy Live! Event Against Yoshihiro Kamegai

INDIO (Mar. 4) – Golden Boy Promotions returns to its Coachella Valley home at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on March 20 with another exciting Golden Boy Live! event. Headlining the night, former world title contender Alfonso Gomez (24-6-2, 12 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico takes on Japanese breakout star Yoshihiro Kamegai (25-2-1, 22 KOs) in an exciting 10-round super welterweight bout set to air live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. Continue reading

Alfonso Gomez headlines March 20 event against Japan’s Yoshihiro Kamegai

Golden Boy Promotions returns to its Coachella Valley home at Fantasy Springs Resort! Casino on March 20 with another exciting Golden Boy Live! event. Headlining the night, former world title contender Alfonso Gomez (24-6-2, 12 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico takes on Japanese breakout star Yoshihiro Kamegai(25-2-1, 22 KOs) in an exciting 10-round super welterweight bout set to air live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. Continue reading

Robert Guerrero is Not Better, Just Tougher

Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero was understandably happy after his victory over Yoshihiro Kamegai at the StubHub Center in Carson. CA, but it was a tough fight. He took a lot of unnecessary punishment, and might need another year off to recuperate!

In Robert’s pre-fight hype, he explained the need for the lengthy time off to take care of things and heal his body. He gushed over his new training program that included lifting weights. He said it was helping him to hit harder, and to be quicker.

So what did he do against Yoshihiro Kamegai? He stood in front of him and trades power shots? What ever happened to “The Ghost”? Where is the guy who boxed Michael Katsidis’ socks off in Apr. of 2011? Robert also did a pretty good job with Selcuk Aydin. when he moved up to welterweight. Continue reading

Showtime Tripleheader Recap & Video Highlights

The StubHub Center in Carson, California has become one of the favorite venues for west coast fight fans. Tonight thousands came out for another stacked card from Golden Boy Promotions, with the three signature bouts featured on a Showtime Championship Boxing triple header. Let’s get into the fights.

Devon Alexander UD Jesus Soto Karass

Both of these welterweights entered the ring coming off loses and in desperate need of a win. Saint Louis native Alexander lost his IBF title via decision last December to Shawn Porter, while Soto Karass was stopped by power punching Keith Thurman later that same month. Continue reading

Guerrero decisions Kamegai; Lomachenko defeats Russell Jr; Alexander and Dawson both win

Former two division world champ Robert Guerrero (32-2-1, 18 KO’s) may have misjudged the talent of his opponent Yoshihiro Kamegai (24-2-1, 21 KO’s) tonight because he took a real beating from the Japanese fighter in winning a 12 round unanimous decision on Golden Boy Promotions’ card at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Guerrero was hit with a great deal of very, very hard head shots in the fight by the fringe contender Kamegai. As a result of all the punches to the head that Guerrero took, he ended up with a badly swollen eye that was closed from the 9th round on. Continue reading

Guerrero faces Kamegai, Lomachenlo battles Russell Jr, Alexander takes on Soto Karass on Saturday night

LOS ANGELES (June 19, 2014) – Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions hosted the final press conference at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles Thursday for Saturday’s stacked 10-fight card at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The first live bout is at 2 p.m. PT.

In the main event of a tripleheader live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), former four-division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KOs), of Gilroy, Calif., returns from a 13-month layoff to face offensive-minded, hard-hitting Yoshihiro Kamegai (24-1-1, 21 KOs), of Sapporo, Japan, in a 12-round welterweight bout. Continue reading

Robert Guerrero vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai conference call transcript

Marylyn Aceves

Hello and thank you for joining today’s call. On the line we have Robert Guerrero and Yoshihiro Kamegai, two exciting fighters who will engage in a 12-round welterweight fight this Saturday, June 21st from the StubHub Center in Carson and live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®. Let’s get started with the call now and I will turn it over to Oscar De La Hoya, the Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions. Continue reading

Guerrero: If I take care of Kamegai, I want Mayweather rematch

(Picture credit: Hogan Photos) Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) will be looking to take Yoshihiro Kamegai’s scalp quickly and painlessly this Saturday night at the StubHub Center, in Carson, California, USA. Guerrero believes that a big win over the KO artist Kamegai (24-1-1, 21 KO’s) could put him back on the path for a second fight against WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Guerrero feels that the 37-year-old Mayweather has run out of opponents in the welterweight division, and he needs someone like him to give him a name for him to fight.

Besides that, Guerrero says he’s improved since his loss to Mayweather last year in May. He says that his conditioning is better now, and that he’s fighting smarter. Continue reading

Robert Guerrero, Yoshihiro Kamegai, Gary Russell Jr., Vasyl Lomachenko, Devon Alexander, Jesus Soto Karass, Chad Dawson, Yvacheslav Shabranskyy workout quotes

(Picture credit: Hogan Photos) LOS ANGELES (June 18, 2014) – Seven of the talented boxers who will fight Saturday on SHOWTIME® and SHOWTIME EXTREME® and one promising fighter making his Golden Boy Promotions debut participated in an open media workout Wednesday at Westside Boxing Club.

In 12-rounders on Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., former four-division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KOs), of Gilroy, Calif., returns from a 13-month layoff to face Japan’s hard-hitting Yoshihiro Kamegai (24-1-1, 21 KOs) in a welterweight scrap and unbeaten, yet untested Gary Russell Jr. (24-0, 14 KOs), of Capitol Heights, Md., meets perhaps the greatest amateur boxer of all-time, Vasyl Lomachenko (1-1, 1 KO), of Ukraine, for the vacant WBO Featherweight World Championship. Former two-division world champion Devon Alexander (25-2, 14 KOs), of St. Louis, battles hard-hitting Jesus Soto Karass (28-9-3, 18 KOs), of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, in a 10-round super welterweight match that will kickoff the telecast. Continue reading

As father’s day approaches, Guerrero vs. Kamegai fighters reflect on the importance of their fathers and the impact they have had in their careers

CARSON, CALIF. (June 12, 2014) – Legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano once said, “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” The sport of boxing often mirrors that sentiment, as fathers not only believe in their sons, but can also be found in their corners -literally. From recent Boxing Hall of Fame inductees Oscar De La Hoya, Joe Calzaghe, Felix Trinidad and their fathers, to contemporary duos such as Danny and Angel Garcia and Shawn and Ken Porter. Continue reading