News: Telefutura; Frankie Gomez; Boxeo Telemundo
Hispanic America's Most Popular Boxing Series Is Back For Another Round And Will Thrill Sports Enthusiasts with More Live, Heart-Pounding Action Starting April 30
Article posted on 16.03.2010
MIAMI/LOS ANGELES, MARCH 15, 2010 - TeleFutura, one of the largest Spanish-language networks in the U.S. and the ideal entertainment alternative for Hispanics across the nation, and Oscar de la Hoya'sGolden Boy Promotions announced today the return of the popular boxing franchise "Solo Boxeo Tecate" (Just Boxing Tecate) on April 30, 2010..
Fans will welcome the return of the exciting sports program "Solo Boxeo Tecate" (Just Boxing Tecate), the 90-minute live action-packed show featuring Golden Boy Promotions' top contenders as well as up-and-coming superstars including, Pablo Cesar Cano, Omar Figueroa, Danny Garcia, Frankie Gomez, Charles Huerta, Lucas Matthysse, Carlos Molina, Luis Ramos, Ronny Rios, Carlos Velasquez and many more.
"We are thrilled to have 'Solo Boxeo Tecate' back on TeleFutura as part of our exciting sports programming lineup," said Bert Medina, senior vice president and operating manager for TeleFutura. "Golden Boy Promotions is a leading promotional player in the boxing industry and we are proud to be partnering with them to provide an exceptional sporting franchise to our viewers."
"Solo Boxeo Tecate' has been a great launching pad for Hispanic fighters and is where many have begun their careers," said Oscar de la Hoya, president of Golden Boy Promotions. "We are very excited to once again have such a wonderful stage to showcase our top contenders and up-and-coming prospects.
"Solo Boxeo Tecate" will air live on Friday nights at 11:30pm ET/10:30pm Central/8:30pm PT and will be available exclusively through TeleFutura with English subtitles via CC3
Details regarding the first event of the series and subsequent events will be announced shortly.
Univision.com (keyword: Solo Boxeo) will feature the best of each show with video highlights of the fights and weigh-ins, exclusive interview footage and in-depth fighter profiles. Photos will capture each fight shot-by-shot. Articles and blogs will provide the latest news on the headliners, previews and recaps, as well as expert analysis on all the fights. Boxing fans will be able to express their own opinions and reactions on Solo Boxeo forums, vote for their favorite fighters, and submit their ideas for interview questions on the Tú Preguntas section.
GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS INKS FORMER AMATEUR STAR FRANKIE GOMEZ
LOS ANGELES, March 15 - With 120 victories, a National Championship, and a reputation as perhaps the best amateur boxer in the United States today, Frankie Gomez is clearly head and shoulders above his peers at junior welterweight. Now it's time for the 18-year-old from East Los Angeles to face new challenges as a professional, and Gomez has decided to team up with Oscar de la Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions to turn pro and pursue his dream of winning a world championship.
"I've been watching his career closely for years and Frankie Gomez is one of the best amateur boxers I've seen in a long time," said Oscar de la Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. "He's a true blue chip prospect and he has all the tools to become a world champion and a star in this game. We're honored to have the opportunity to promote him and help build him as a fighter."
"Growing up I always looked up to what Oscar de la Hoya did in the ring, so to be with Golden Boy Promotions is a dream come true for me," said Gomez. "I'm humbled by this moment, but excited at the same time, because I'm ready to begin my pro career and show the world just what I can do when the headgear comes off and the bell rings."
Born in East Los Angeles, Frankie Gomez has been a boxer practically all his life. First stepping into the ring in 2000 at the age of eight, Gomez won his first amateur title in 2001 and has never looked back. Owner of a stellar 120-8 record, he has won Junior Golden Gloves, Silver Gloves, and Junior Olympic Championships, and in 2008, he won the U17 (Cadets) World Championship. In 2009, Gomez continued to impress as he won the U.S. National Championship and earned a silver medal in the AIBA World Championships. He is ending his amateur career ranked number one in the United States at 141 pounds, and is one of only two American boxers to be ranked in the top 15 in the AIBA World rankings.
Gomez will make his professional debut on April 3, 2010 on the undercard of Bernard Hopkins vs. Roy Jones Jr. at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
For more information visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.frankiegomezboxing.com or follow Golden Boy and Frankie on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GoldenBoyBoxing, www.twitter.com/fgomezboxing or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing or www.facebook.com/Frankie-Gomez.
Boxeo TELEMUNDO returns to Mexico this Friday March 19
Mexico City, Mexico: All Star Boxing, Inc. “The New Generation”, Tuto Zabala Jr. and Deportes TELEMUNDO are teaming up once again to present their popular series of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO”on Friday, March 19th , 2010 at the famous Auditorio La Condesa in Mexico City, Mexico.
In the main event Oscar “Cebiche” Ibarra of Mexico City, Mexico will face Darwin “Finito” Zamora of Matagalpa, Nicaragua in battle schedule for 12 Rounds with the vacant World Boxing Council Latin Flyweight Title at stake.
Ibarra is the WBC FECOMBOX Champion and is currently ranked #9 WBC and brings a record of 20-4-12 KO’s. On the other hand hard punching southpaw Zamora is the National Champion, ranked #21 WBC with a record of 17-3-15 KO’s.
There 7 fights schedule with the first bell at 8:00 PM. Tickets are already on sale at Auditorio Plaza Condesa Juan Escutia #4 corner of Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas, La Condesa, Mexico City by calling (525) 53259000 or at ticketmaster.com.mex. Price is only $200 pesos.
The main event will be televised live coast to coast in the United States by the Telemundo Network at 11:35 PM on High Definition. The show is being presented by Tuto Zabala Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc: “The New Generation” in association with Producciones Deportivas, Rafael Mendoza and Producciones RB.
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