New York City (August 20) – Last night, boxing fans poured into the Best Buy Theater in Times Square to support some of New York’s best up and coming talent as the brand new Golden Boy Live! series kicked off on FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network.
Local favorite Danny Jacobs continued his comeback with a sensational third round knockout win over Giovanni Lorenzo, crowning him the new WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Champion. In addition, Eddie Gomez and Marcus Browne scored knockouts of their own in an exciting night of fights in the Big Apple. Below please find quotes and photos from last night’s event.
Newly crowned WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Champion Danny Jacobs poses after his second round knockout victory over Giovanni Lorenzo on August 19, 2013 at Best Buy Theater in Manhattan’s Times Square. Rich Kane – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
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DANNY JACOBS, Newly crowned WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Champion (Knockout win over Giovanni Lorenzo; 2:05 of Round 3)
“I know a lot of people are looking up to me because I’m a cancer survivor. I want to be inspirational to people. I want people to know that if you work hard, you can fulfill your dreams.
“This win feels amazing. I knew I had Brooklyn here supporting me and it fueled me in the ring and got me so excited.
“I owe it all to the man above. God has gotten me through a lot in my life.
“He hit me with a good left hook and I said, ‘Okay, let’s go.’
“He came after me and I said ‘I got something for you.’
“He tried to use some Bernard Hopkins tactics on me and get into my head, but I knew I had the skills to beat him.”
EDDIE GOMEZ, Undefeated Rising Welterweight Star (Technical knockout win over Steven Upsher Chambers; 2:33 of Round 4)
“I had to be smart and take my time. It felt good in there. I had a great training camp.
“They kept saying that he [Steven Upsher Chambers] was a veteran. I never saw him that way.
“Once they gave me an opponent, I took the fight immediately. I knew that Luis Collazo beat him [Upsher Chambers], and Luis is a world champion. I need to step it up in my career and face tougher guys like that.
“You saw what happened tonight. I made this happen. It is a preview for what’s to come in my career.
“I thought he was going to come in to box, but when came forward I knew he didn’t have the power to stop me.”
TERRELL GAUSHA, 2012 U.S. Olympian and Middleweight Rising Star (Knockout win over Austin Marcum; 1:04 of Round 2)
“It was an honor to be the first fight on Fox Sports 1 as well as to compete on the same card as my Olympic brother Marcus Browne. I hope my win last night was the first of many to come on the network and Golden Boy Live.
“I was excited about the fight. I felt like it was a great opportunity to showcase my talent and I think I did great. I still have some things to work on, but overall I felt like I made a statement in my performance.”
MARCUS BROWNE, 2012 U.S. Olympian and Light Heavyweight Rising Star (Knockout win over Robert Hill; :59 of Round 1)
“I trained so hard and I’m ready to take it to the next level and go the distance.
“Boxing is a fighters sport and he didn’t come to fight.
“It was a short upper cut to the forehead. I was surprised he went down from that punch.
“I’m ready to progress as a professional. I want to go full rounds and hope to learn from those type of fights in the future.”
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Jacobs vs. Lorenzo was presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and O’Reilly Auto Parts. The FOX Sports 1 broadcast aired live at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT on Monday, August 19. Tune into the next
Golden Boy Live! event on Monday, September 2 from Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas.