Field set for 2017 USA Boxing Women’s Elite National Championships

Team USA women’s boxing hopefuls will be competing in the prestigious USA Women’s Elite National Championships, December 5-9, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

This year’s field is stacked with talent, including 2016 Olympic Trials Champion Virginia Fuchs (Kemah, Texas), who will be looking to close out an impressive 2017 year that included four international titles and an undefeated 16-0 record, and two-time World Champion and 2014 Youth Olympic Champion Jajaira Gonzalez (Fountain, Colo.)

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Rigondeaux quotes for December 9 fight vs Lomachenko

Guillermo Rigondeaux, Vasyl Lomachenko - We are ten days away from arguably the most historic fight we have seen in many a year.  Two 2-time Olympic Gold Medalists facing off for the first time professionally, at the highest level, in a world championship fight.  It will be Saturday, December 9 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, which has been sold out for nearly two months.  It and it will be televised live on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.  There will be a four-bout telecast that will end up with the grand finale of a great night of boxing, Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux.  The entire card will stream live on the ESPN App., beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT

We are ten days away from arguably the most historic fight we have seen in many a year. Two 2-time Olympic Gold Medalists facing off for the first time professionally, at the highest level, in a world championship fight. It will be Saturday, December 9 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, which has been sold out for nearly two months. It and it will be televised live on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. There will be a four-bout telecast that will end up with the grand finale of a great night of boxing, Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux. The entire card will stream live on the ESPN App., beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT

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Jamie Mungia faces Paul Valenzuela Jr. on 12/9

Rounding out an outstanding double-header on HBO Latino Boxing on Saturday, December 9 from the beautiful Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, an action packed eight rounder has been announced between highly touted and undefeated junior middleweight prospect JAIME MUNGIA, (25-0-0, 21 KO’s) of Tijuana, Mexico and fellow Mexican PAUL ‘CHICO’ VALENZUELA JR., (20-6-0, 14 KO’s) of Baja, Mexico. Mungia vs. Valenzuela will open the HBO Latino telecast.

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Cotto and Ali final press quotes

Miguel Cotto, Sadam Ali - Four division world champion Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) and current WBA International Welterweight Champion Sadam "World Kid" Ali (25-1, 14 KOs) today hosted the final press conference for their WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship fight, which takes place Saturday, Dec. 2 at the World's Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden, and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Four division world champion Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) and current WBA International Welterweight Champion Sadam “World Kid” Ali (25-1, 14 KOs) today hosted the final press conference for their WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship fight, which takes place Saturday, Dec. 2 at the World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden, and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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Francisco Armenta faces Miguel Lopez on 12/2

- Unbeaten welterweight prospect Francisco Armenta (4-0, 1 KO), signed by Thompson Boxing Promotions last year, headlines the first show of his young career in his native Mexico this Saturday, Dec. 2.

Unbeaten welterweight prospect Francisco Armenta (4-0, 1 KO), signed by Thompson Boxing Promotions last year, headlines the first show of his young career in his native Mexico this Saturday, Dec. 2.

The 6-round fight, the first for Armenta as a professional, comes against a seasoned boxer in Miguel Lopez from the Hernando de Villafañe in Lopez’s hometown of Guasave, Sinaloa.

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Bob Arum not interested in seeing Pacquiao-McGregor clash: He can’t spell fight

Conor McGregor, Manny Pacquiao - Judging roughly by the posts and comments of fight fans on the various forums and boxing websites, there is average at best interest in a Manny Pacquiao-Conor McGregor fight. Pac Man recently appeared to call out the MMA star via social media, and though some people are intrigued by the prospect of yet another crossover fight that would pit McGregor with another superstar boxer, many other fans are not thrilled at the idea.

Judging roughly by the posts and comments of fight fans on the various forums and boxing websites, there is average at best interest in a Manny Pacquiao-Conor McGregor fight. Pac Man recently appeared to call out the MMA star via social media, and though some people are intrigued by the prospect of yet another crossover fight that would pit McGregor with another superstar boxer, many other fans are not thrilled at the idea.

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