Philippines, 22 Nov 2018
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        




 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


JAIME MUNGUIA AND ALBERTO 'EXPLOSIVO' MACHADO LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES

PhilBoxing.com




SATURDAY, JULY 21 AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO, LAS VEGAS
TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®


LOS ANGELES (July 11, 2018): Jaime Munguia (29-0, 25 KOs), the newly-crowned WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, hosted a media workout today at the Westside Boxing Club ahead of the first defense of his title against former world champion Liam "Beefy" Smith (26-1-1, 14 KOs) in a 12-round main event Saturday, July 21 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. The fight will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Alberto "Explosivo" Machado (19-0, 16 KOs), who will put his WBA Super Featherweight World Title on the line as he faces undefeated No. 1 Contender Rafael "Sweet Pea" Mensah (31-0, 23 KOs) in the 12-round co-main event, also participated in the workout.

Here's what Munguia and Machado had to say during today's media workout:

JAIME MUNGUIA, WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion:

"We had a sensational training camp. We have a great team, so I feel very good. The potential fight against Gennady Golovkin really got my name out there. It allowed me to get the opportunity to fight for a world title. I'm grateful for that. I'm also grateful that the NSAC didn't allow me to fight against Golovkin because it lead to this world title.

I'm always 100% ready. I got the call to fight Sadam Ali with only two weeks notice. The only struggle was to lose the weight, but other than that I was ready. I knew my advantage was my reach and my power. I knew that he was a smaller fighter. Those were the keys to my victory.

I feel very motivated now that I am a world champion. Everyone is going to talk about to me after this fight. This will open up more opportunities, and people will mention my name with the likes of Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.

I think that the only advantage that Liam Smith has is that he's fought in big events before. But I have many fights under my belt. I have a lot of experience. I had over 100 fights as an amateur. All this experience gives me a lot of confidence when I step into the ring. Also, Smith might say that he's a natural 154-pounder, but I want to tell him that I'm a natural 160-pounder who drops down. I'm very happy with the training camp we had and very confident about this fight."

ALBERTO "EXPLOSIVO" MACHADO, WBA Super Featherweight World Champion:

"It's been about 10 months since my last fight. But it served me well. It allowed me to get some rest and to work on some technical details I needed to work on. I had been boxing for 15 years straight, so it was a necessary rest.

Fighting on HBO for the first time was a dream come true. I used to gather with my friends to watch Miguel Cotto, Ivan Calderon and Felix Trinidad on HBO, so this was definitely a dream come true. The fight against Jezreel Corrales was very tough. At first, he didn't event make weight. I knew he had a lot more experience than I did too. But I brought out the spirit that characterizes us a boxers to walk away with the victory.

For this camp, I worked on strategy and technique. I had more time to travel to Los Angeles and work with Freddie Roach. During this camp, I really got to see why he is a Hall of Fame trainer. I got to see why he's had so many world champions. On July 21, you will definitely see a new and improved Alberto Machado."

Fighters from the July 13 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN also participated in the workout. Rising featherweight contender Joet Gonzalez (19-0, 11 KOs) will battle for the vacant NABO 126-pound title against Rafael 'Big Bang' Rivera (25-1-2, 16 KOs) in the 10-round main event.

Richard "Kansas Kid" Acevedo (2-0, 2 KOs) will return in a four-round super welterweight fight against Quantavious Green (1-2-1, 1 KO) of Shreveport, La. Maricela "La Diva" Cornejo (11-2, 4 KOs) will return in a six-round super middleweight fight against Samantha Pill (3-0) of Fairmont, West Virginia. All the action will take place at The Novo by Microsoft
at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.

Here's what fighters on the July 13 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPNhad to say during today's media workout:

JOET GONZALEZ, Featherweight Contender:

"I can compete with all the champions at Featherweight. I've sparred with the likes of Oscar Valdez, Leo Santa Cruz and Mikey Garcia. And I compete with them. I'm not just a sparring partner. I give them their money's worth. That should tell you where I am in the division. I'm excited that Golden Boy gave us the opportunity. My manager Frank Espinoza and my team really worked hard for this fight. The NABO title will open a lot of doors and opportunities, so I'm really excited about that. My best quality is being smart. There are fighters who get scared when they get touched. But I can take a punch. If we need to make it a war, I can make it a war. But because I fight smart, I know how to get someone out using my head."

MARICELA "LA DIVA" CORNEJO, Super Middleweight Prospect:

"It's been great to feel the support from Golden Boy. We have had great meetings. That makes me confident because I know they have my back. They're doing their part to help me, so I know I have to be in the gym doing my part as well. Samantha Pill had 10 fights as amateur. That's six more than I did. I didn't have that much but I'm learning on the job. She's taller than me so I know I have to go in there smart, but I was made for this. I always knew I was meant to be successful in this sport, and I feel myself getting better and better in every fight."

RICHARD "KANSAS KID" ACEVEDO, Super Welterweight Prospect:

"I'm staying busy with Golden Boy Promotions, and it feels great. I'm in the best shape of my life training with the Saucedo Brothers at Westside Boxing. My opponent is a tough guy and I know I can't go in too confident, but I'm positive I'll come out with a great win. I feel stronger than ever and I look forward to moving up in my division to get better and better fights."

Munguia vs. Smith is a 12-round fight for the WBO Junior Middleweight
World Championship presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Zanfer Promotions and Frank Warren. Machado vs. Mensah is a 12-round fight for the WBA Super Featherweight World Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions in association with Don King Productions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, "THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING" and Casa Mexico Tequila. The event takes place Saturday, July 21, 2018 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. The fight will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Tickets for Munguia vs. Smith are priced at $20, $50, $75, $100 and $125, not including applicable service charges and taxes. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or The Joint Box Office at (702) 693-5000. Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.goldenboytickets.com and www.ticketmaster.com.

Gonzalez vs. Rivera is a 10-round fight for the vacant NABO Featherweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, "THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING" and Hennessy, "Never Stop, Never Settle." The fights will take place on Friday, July 13, 2018 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. LIVE. Doors to the event open at 3:00 p.m. PT, and the first fight begins at 4:00 p.m. PT. ESPN and ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets for Gonzalez vs. Rivera are priced at $20, $40, and $60, not including applicable service charges and taxes. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call AXS at1-888-9-AXS-TIX (1-888-929-7849) or The Novo Box Office (213) 765-7000. Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.goldenboytickets.com, www.thenovodtla.com, www.axs.com, and www.lalive.com.

July 21 Boxing After Dark:
For more information visit www.goldenboypromotions.com,
www.hbo.com/boxing and www.hardrockhotel.com. Follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @HBOboxing @HardRockHotelLV. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing,
www.facebook.com/hboboxing and www.facebook.com/HardRockHotelLV. Visit us on Instagram at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @HBOBoxing and @HardRockHotelLV. Follow the conversation using #MunguiaSmith.

July 13 GBP on ESPN:
For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com and http://www.espn.com/boxing/; follow on Twitter @GoldenBoyBoxing, @OscarDeLaHoya, @ESPN, and @ESPNBoxeo; become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing; and follow on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing and @OscarDeLaHoya. Follow the conversation using #GonzalezRivera.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by .


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Pacquiao teaches Broner lesson in humility
    By Eddie Alinea, Wed, 21 Nov 2018
  • PHOTOS: PACQUIAO, ROACH MEET UP IN L.A.
    By , Wed, 21 Nov 2018
  • CHUCK LIDDELL VS. TITO ORTIZ 3 FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    By , Wed, 21 Nov 2018
  • MANNY PACQUIAO VS. ADRIEN BRONER LOS ANGELES PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    By , Wed, 21 Nov 2018
  • Canelo vs. Rocky - WBA Super Middleweight World Championship Fight Live in U.S. Movie Theaters December 15
    By , Wed, 21 Nov 2018
  • Chance of a lifetime for heavyweight prospect Alexander “The Great” Flores Hits road to face former world champion Joseph Parker
    By , Wed, 21 Nov 2018
  • WBA Middleweight Champion Rob Brant Signs Co-Promotional Agreement with Top Rank
    By , Wed, 21 Nov 2018
  • Mexican Boxers Out to Turn the Table on Santisima and Cataraja
    By Dong Secuya, Wed, 21 Nov 2018
  • Pacquiao, Broner promise to knock each other out
    By Eddie Alinea, Wed, 21 Nov 2018
  • Sulaiman’s wife moved to tears
    By Joaquin Henson, Wed, 21 Nov 2018
  • SHOWTIME PPV OFFERS BLOCKBUSTER HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT DEONTAY WILDER VS. TYSON FURY DIRECTLY TO CONSUMERS OVER THE INTERNET VIA SHOWTIME
    By , Wed, 21 Nov 2018
  • UFC ANNOUNCES MAJOR EXPANSION IN CHINA
    By , Tue, 20 Nov 2018
  • Hope springs eternal for PH Five
    By Eddie Alinea, Tue, 20 Nov 2018
  • WITH ‘ORIENT PROMOTER OF THE YEAR’ AWARD IN HAND, RINGSTAR ‘S SCOTT FARRELL AIMS EVEN HIGHER FOR ASIAN BOXING
    By , Tue, 20 Nov 2018
  • Pacquiao has to quiet “Li'l Bro” Broner first before rematch with Floyd
    By Rich Mazon , Tue, 20 Nov 2018
  • Transgender offers to assist Pinoy Muay fighters
    By Joaquin Henson, Tue, 20 Nov 2018
  • Top Rank Signs Unbeaten Indian Sensation Vijender Singh
    By , Tue, 20 Nov 2018
  • BRAWL AT THE MALL : THE MAGIC SHOW FULL FIGHT CARD
    By , Tue, 20 Nov 2018
  • Chris Algieri, Joe DeGuardia and Mike Stanton to be featured speakers at Ring 8 Meeting this Tuesday night at O'Neils Restaurant in Maspeth, New York
    By , Tue, 20 Nov 2018
  • ATLANTIC CITY BOXING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCE THEIR CLASS OF 2019
    By , Tue, 20 Nov 2018
  • PH woodpushers win 7 medals, awards in Kaoshiung, Taiwan chess meet
    By Marlon Bernardino, Tue, 20 Nov 2018
  • MANNY PACQUIAO VS. ADRIEN BRONER PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES AND PHOTOS
    By , Tue, 20 Nov 2018
  • CANELO ALVAREZ DISCUSSES HIS DESIRE TO BECOME A THREE-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION
    By , Tue, 20 Nov 2018
  • McGivern Secures Light Heavy Title the Hard Way at Historic Clacton-on-Sea Event
    By Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro, Tue, 20 Nov 2018


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2018 philboxing.com.