Lara will use some of what Mayweather did against Canelo, says Shields

Canelo vs. Lara, Erislandy Lara, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez - Ronnie Shields, the trainer for WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12 KO’s), says they’ve studied Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr from last year and noticed some things that the 23-year-old Canelo did wrong in that fight. They plan on using some of the things that Mayweather did to the flat-footed Canelo to out-box him next month in their fight on July 12th at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Ronnie Shields, the trainer for WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12 KO’s), says they’ve studied Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr from last year and noticed some things that the 23-year-old Canelo did wrong in that fight. They plan on using some of the things that Mayweather did to the flat-footed Canelo to out-box him next month in their fight on July 12th at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

“Lara is the master of making you adapt to his style,” Shields said to esnewsreporting.com. “Canelo is going to say ‘Ah oh, maybe I messed up; maybe I should have listened to my manager and not went to that fight. I should have gone to another fight.’ We’re going to take some of the things that Mayweather did and add it to our game plan for Canelo,” Shields said.

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Is Gamboa’s fight against Crawford a last-gasp opportunity for him?

Crawford vs. Gamboa, Terence Crawford, Yuriorkis Gamboa - Former IBF/WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-0, 16 KO’s) will be making one of his rare appearances this Saturday night in challenging WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (23-0, 16 KO’s) on HBO at the CenturyLink Center, in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

Former IBF/WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-0, 16 KO’s) will be making one of his rare appearances this Saturday night in challenging WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (23-0, 16 KO’s) on HBO at the CenturyLink Center, in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

Like an aging celebrity entertainer, Gamboa’s appearances in the ring have become infrequent despite the fact that he’s not tasted the big money that many fighters of his talent level have. Gamboa hasn’t fought since last year when he struggled to defeat Darleys Perez by a less than impressive 12 round unanimous decision in June of 2013.

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Crawford vs. Gamboa: The Guantánamo cyclone headed straight down tornado alley

Omaha gets its first title fight in over 40 years this Saturday on HBO with a matchup of speed, wits, and power that may not create explosive action. It will however bring us clarity at the division raising the winners profile at lightweight and beyond.

Yuriorkis Gamboa lived up to his nickname “The Guantánamo Cyclone”, when he stormed on to the American boxing landscape via Espn2 Friday Night Fights. After a few highlight reel knockouts HBO came knocking and Gamboa kicked the door down with his blistering hand speed, mixed with heavy hands and vulnerability.

The fans began to call for a lower weight super fight of sorts with Puerto Rican Juanma Lopez, who at the time was making waves with his volume punching and a 1st round knockout over Ponce De Leon. If it wasn’t one punch power, it was rapid fire combinations breaking punch stat records and his opponents will in the process.

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Ivan Redkach/Sergey Gulyakevich Weigh-In Results and Photos

All of the fighters for tomorrow nights ESPN’s Friday Night Fights/ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates card weighed in earlier today at the Ameristar Casino Resort and Spa in St. Charles, MO.

 

Ivan Redkach - All of the fighters for tomorrow nights ESPN's Friday Night Fights/ESPN Deportes' Noche de Combates card weighed in earlier today at the Ameristar Casino Resort and Spa in St. Charles, MO.

 

 

The card, promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Rumble Time Promotions, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, is headlined by red-hot lightweight contender Ivan “El Terribel” Redkach (right in photo) (16-0, 13KO’s) putting his undefeated record on the line against former title challenger Sergey “The Surgeon” Gulyakevich (41-2, 17KO’s) in the 10-round main event of the evening.

 

Ivan Redkach - All of the fighters for tomorrow nights ESPN's Friday Night Fights/ESPN Deportes' Noche de Combates card weighed in earlier today at the Ameristar Casino Resort and Spa in St. Charles, MO.

 

 

In the eight-round co-feature bout, WBA #11-rated junior lightweight Ryan Kielczweski (left in photo) (19-0, 4KO’s) puts his undefeated record on the line against once-beaten Ramsey Luna (12-1, 5KO’s).

 

Opening up the card will be promising hometown favorite Stephon Young (9-0, 4KO’s), from nearby St. Louis, MO, looking to improve to a perfect 10-0 when he squares off against Vicente Alfaro (6-3, 1KO) in a six-round junior featherweight showdown.

ESPN will begin live coverage at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN.

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Spence vs. Cruz, Wade vs. Brinson ShoBox: The New Generation Final Weights, Quotes

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LAS VEGAS (June 26, 2014) – Undefeated welterweight prospect Errol “The Truth” Spence, Jr. weighed in at 146.6 pounds and young veteran Ronald Cruz tipped the scales at the contracted limit of 148 pounds during Thursday’s official weigh-in for their 10-round main event showdown tomorrow/Friday, June 27 on ShoBox: The New Generation, live on SHOWTIME® at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

Unbeaten middleweight prospect Dominic “Lights Out” Wade measured 161.6 pounds and once-beaten Nick “The Machine Gun” Brinson weighed in at 160.6 pounds for their 10-round co-feature bout from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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Super Middleweight Champion Andre Ward is Nominated for a 2014 ESPY Award

(OAKLAND, CALIF.) – Reigning super middleweight champion and number two pound-for-pound boxer in the world Andre Ward (Oakland, Calif.) has been nominated for a 2014 ESPY award following his outstanding return to the ring last year. Ward is one of five nominees in the Best Fighter category, which includes athletes in both boxing and UFC. It is the second ESPY nomination in three years for Ward who was also honored for his outstanding performance in the ring in 2012.

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Tonight on HBO2 – Ali-Frazier I: One Nation… Divisible

Recognized as sports television’s best storyteller and the leading TV platform for boxing, HBO Sports presents five of its acclaimed boxing documentaries on consecutive Thursday evenings this summer on HBO2. Featuring HBO Sports’ trademark blend of unseen archival footage, home movies, revealing interviews and unique storytelling, the festival launches June 26 with the powerful ALI-FRAZIER I: ONE NATION… DIVISIBLE and concludes with the celebrated 2013 presentation LEGENDARY NIGHTS: THE TALE OF GATTI-WARD.

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