Weigh-in: Cloud vs. Stevenson
Saturday’s HBO World Championship Boxing® airs at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
The HBO® Telecast kicks-off from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada as Adonis Stevenson and Tavoris Cloud meet in a 12-round title fight in the light heavyweight division.
The StubHub Center in Carson, California will feature Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera in a super middleweight bout.
Official Weights from Montreal:
Adonis Stevenson: 173.8 lbs.
Tavoris Cloud: 174.6 lbs.
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FIDEL MALDONADO JR. VS. LUIS RAMOS JR. TO HEADLINE GOLDEN BOY LIVE! SERIES ON FOX SPORTS 1 & FOX DEPORTES ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11
SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 27) – Fresh off of an exciting night of boxing at Cowboys Dancehall in early September, the hit FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes series Golden Boy Live! is back in San Antonio on Monday, Nov. 11 with an exciting 10 round main event featuring junior welterweight southpaws Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado Jr. and Luis Ramos Jr.
“The boxing fans in San Antonio have a well-deserved reputation as the best in Texas, so it was an easy decision for us to return with our latest edition of Golden Boy Live!,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “In our main event, we have two top 140-pound prospects Fidel Maldonado Jr. and Luis Ramos Jr. They’re both hungry to put on a great fight and this is a must-win situation for both of these fighters.”
“Luis is a tough fighter who has fought a lot of quality opponents,” said Maldonado Jr. “But, I think I have the style and power to beat him. I plan on doing just that on November 11.”
“I always had a feeling that Fidel and I were going to meet in the ring one day and that day has arrived,” said Ramos Jr. “He’s a top young fighter like I am and we’re going to put on a great show for the Texas fans.”
Maldonado vs. Ramos, is a10-round junior welterweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Leija*Battah Promotions and sponsored by Corona and O’Reilly Auto Parts. Cowboys Dancehall doors open at 6:00 p.m. CT and the first fight starts at 7:00 p.m. CT. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT/6:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets, priced at $100, $65, $30 and $20, plus applicable taxes, fees and service charges are available for purchase now by phone by calling Leija*Battah Promotions at (210) 979-3302.
The pride of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Fidel Maldonado Jr. (16-2, 13 KO’s) is a hard-hitting prospect that always gives the fans an exciting fight. After suffering the only two losses of his professional career in 2012 against Fernando Carcamo and Michael Perez, the 22-year-old roared back, winning three straight, including knockouts over Jorge Romero and Abraham Osuna. Now back in business at 140 pounds, Maldonado Jr. will showcase his talent on the national stage this November.
Twenty-five-year-old Santa Ana, Calif. product Luis Ramos Jr. (23-1, 10 KO’s) quickly rose to the top of the boxing world with wins over Francisco Lorenzo, Ray Beltran and Noe Bolanos, then he suffered his only blemish on his record when a controversial cut caused him to lose to former Olympian Ricardo Williams Jr. in Dec. of 2012. Now fully healed and ready to fight again, Ramos Jr. will look to regain his status at 140 pounds with a big win over Maldonado Jr.
A full card will be announced shortly.
Light Heavyweight Prospect Marcus Browne to Receive Humanitarian Award from Local NAACP Branch Ahead of September 30th Bout
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (Sept. 27) – Just two days before he steps in to the ring at the Barclays Center for his seventh professional bout, 2012 U.S. Olympian and light heavyweight prospect Marcus Browne (Staten Island, N.Y.) will be honored for his contributions to his beloved hometown of Staten Island. The Staten Island branch of the National Association for the Advancement for Colored People (NAACP) has named Browne as one of the six recipients of the 2013 William A. Morris Humanitarian Award.
The 23-year-old Browne will receive the award at the Freedom Fund Luncheon on Saturday afternoon in Staten Island. Saturday’s event marks the 26th annual William A. Morris Humanitarian Awards and the 2013 celebration will highlight 104 years of struggle for the nation’s oldest civil rights organization and 88 years of existence for the Staten Island branch.
A member of the 2012 United States Olympic Team and a rising star in the professional ranks, Browne is committed to setting a positive example for the young people within his Staten Island community and beyond. He wants to ensure that today’s youth know that it is possible to reach their own goals no matter their current situation, and that hard work and focus in the right areas will be rewarded with success.
The Humanitarian Award recognizes individuals in the community who have demonstrated commitment to the fundamental principles of the NAACP to combat racial discrimination and personify humanitarian characteristics.
Browne will face Lamont Williams in a six-round light heavyweight showdown on Monday night’s Golden Boy Live! Series at the Barclays Center and live on Fox Sports 1. Following a decorated amateur career, Browne turned professional in November of 2012, and has racked up a perfect 6-0 record with a 100 percent knockout rate in the paid ranks. Monday night’s bout will be his fourth at the Barclays Center and his fifth in the New York area.