Crawford vs Beltran Preview & Prediction

Rising star Terrence Crawford and tough-as-nails Ray Beltran meet in the ring on the man with the nickname “Bud” home turf. Still at 135 Crawford has made a name for himself with two impressive wins so far this year.

The first came over seas in Scotland when Crawford took on the 135 pound Champion Ricky Burns. Once Crawford got past some early slow moments he dominated the Scot, in the process it put him on the lightweight map.

In his first defense Crawford took less money to give his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska its first major title fight since the 1930’s (Check). His opponent was a decorated Cuban amateur Yurioirkis Gamboa, who like Terrence came in with an unblemished record intact.

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Crawford vs Beltran, Gradovich vs Velez, Pac-Algieri Replay – HBO Boxing After Dark Thanksgiving Weekend special

HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise visits Omaha, Neb. for the second time in less than six months to present an all-action doubleheader of world title bouts when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: TERENCE CRAWFORD VS. RAY BELTRAN AND EVGENY GRADOVICH VS. JAYSON VELEZ is seen SATURDAY, NOV. 29 at 10:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from CenturyLink Center, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team will be ringside for the event, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.

Last June in Omaha, lightweight titleholder Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KOs) made his long-awaited hometown debut on HBO, scoring a spectacular comeback KO victory over the previously undefeated Cuban star Yuriorkis Gamboa. The 27-year-old has fast-tracked through the 135-pound division, scoring three victories on HBO last year and adding a world title belt in March 2013.

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Ray Beltran, Prichard Colon, Austin Trout, CB Dollaway & Michelle Waterson on LAST CALL 11/21

After a Boxing/MMA filled smorgasbord of action, the Swami and his co-hosts, Akira Lane & Ryder Skye, are back in action. And this week the trio bring in several guests with world title fights on the horizon. Its all this plus much more on Presents LAST CALL on Friday November 14th from 10-12 a.m. EST/ 7-9 p.m. PST. This week’s show features.

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Beltran Fight Plans Delayed, Ramos out 4-6 Months

Boxing Fans,
WBO # 1 ranked lightweight contender Ray Beltran nixed the Juan Diaz June 28 proposed bout due to a need for more preparation time. He was hoping to fight in July, but now the affable boxing veteran believes his return to action might be as late as September. He was unaware that Top Rank is mulling over the idea of putting on a show in Arizona. Top Rank has literally stayed away promotionally from Arizona since promoting Julio Cesar Chavez’s farewell fight at US Airways in Phoenix, Arizona on September 17, 2005. A little info for boxing trivia buffs, he lost to used car salesman/boxer Grover Wiley. Asked if he would like to would like to fight on the rumored card, he replied yes.

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Burns vs. Beltran: Fight Day Predictions

beltran223Scotland’s two-weight world champion Ricky Burns (36-2) returns to the ring tonight to face the tough Mexican native Raymundo Beltran (28-6). Coatbridge fighter Burns will be making the third defence of his WBO lightweight title in front of an army of hometown fight fans at the Scottish Exhibition Centre, Glasgow.

Ricky will be eager to put on an impressive display after admitting he was far from his usual best in his win against the awkward Jose Gonzalez last time out.

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Video: Ricky Burns – Ray Beltran Weigh-In

SAN DIEGO (SEPTEMBER 5, 2013)—He is undefeated in his last 21 fights that spans six and a half years and has won titles in two weight divisions, yet Ricky Burns will be fighting for a chance to fulfill a dream when he defends the WBO Lightweight championship against Ray Beltran this Saturday on AWE (Formerly Wealth TV) and at 3pm eastern / 12 noon pacific.

Burns (36-2, 11 KO’s) of Coatbridge, Scotland which isn’t far from where the fight will take place in Glasgow, will be making the 4th defense of his Lightweight crown.

Burns trained well and is fully ready for what Beltran will bring to the table.

“Training went well. Sparring went fantastic and right now I am just trying to stay sharp and I am on weight. I look forward to the fight”, said Burns just three days before the contest.

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Ray Beltran ready for Ricky Burns

This Saturday afternoon Ray Beltran (28-6, 17 KO’s) will take on Ricky Burns for Burns’ WBO Lightweight championship on AWE & beginning at 3pm eastern time.

To say Beltran earned this opportunity is an understatement as the native of Phoenix, Arizona via Los Mochis, Mexico has had to fight his way to this opportunity.

Beltran turned pro in 1999 took some losses early in his career but he was determined to realize his dream of becoming a world champion. 

Beltran who lost a controversial decision to Sharif Bogere and a close loss to undefeated Luis Ramos Jr. before a magical three fight run where he defeated Number-one ranked contender Henry Lundy, former world title challenger Ji-Hoon Kim and Alejandro Rodriguez that catapulted him into this opportunity.

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Ray Beltran: “I think the body shots were the key for me in the later rounds”

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Exclusive Interview by Geoffrey Ciani – I was recently afforded the opportunity to speak with lightweight contender Ray Beltran (26-6, 17 KOs), who is coming off an impressive upset victory against Hank Lundy (22-2-1, 11 KOs) last Friday night at the Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The veteran fighter, who was once viewed as a highly rated prospect, has resurrected his career following his majority decision win over Lundy. Beltran spoke about his victory and also talked about his career and his future plans in boxing. Here is what Beltran had to say:

GEOFFREY CIANI: Hello everyone. This is Geoffrey Ciani from East Side Boxing, and I am joined by lightweight contender Ray Beltran who is coming off of an upset victory against Hank Lundy last Friday night. How’s everything going today, Ray?

RAY BELTRAN: I’m great man. Thank you.

CIANI: Great! Now Ray, you’ve had a few days to reflect on your victory. Looking back on it, what did you think of the fight and how would you evaluate your perfomance?

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