Rising UNDEFEATED Prospect Mario Barrios & Top 140-Pound Contender Luca Giacon Highlight Undercard Action On Saturday, April 16 From Barclays Center In Brooklyn

Stacked Card Features Local Talent Including Heather Hardy, Chris Colbert & Earl Newman & International Stars Lukasz Maciec & Dardan Zenunaj 

BROOKLYN (March 29, 2016) – Undefeated prospect Mario Barrios (14-0, 8 KOs) and top super lightweight contender Luca “Black Mamba” Giacon (27-1, 23 KOs) compete in separate bouts that highlight undercard action on Saturday, April 16 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The April 16 event features a Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC tripleheader headlined by undefeated rising star Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. taking on former world champion Chris Algieri. Televised coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT and will see cruiserweight world champion Krzysztof Glowacki defending his title against former cruiserweight champion Steve “U.S.S. Cunningham and undefeated 2012 U.S. Olympian “Sir” Marcus Browne battling fellow unbeaten Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic.

Barrios makes his east coast debut in an eight-round super featherweight bout while Giacon looks to put the 140-pound division on notice when he competes in an eight-round affair.

A trio of exciting fighters representing Brooklyn will enter the ring as undefeated star Heather “The Heat” Hardy (15-0, 3 KOs) competes in an eight-round junior featherweight bout while Golden Gloves champions Chris Colbert (4-0, 2 KOs) and Earl Newman (8-0, 6 KOs) compete in a four-round featherweight bout and an eight-round cruiserweight bout respectively.

International action will heat up the ring at Barclays Center as 26-year-old Polish contender Lukasz Maciec (22-3-1, 5 KOs) fights in an eight-round super welterweight bout, 28-year-old Belgian Dardan Zenunaj (11-1, 9 KOs) fights in an eight-round junior lightweight affair and 22-year-old Russian Radzhab Butaev (1-0, 1 KO), fighting out of Brooklyn, in a six-round super welterweight fight against South Carolina’s TyKeem Sadler (6-1, 4 KOs)

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Star Boxing, start at $25, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.

A tall featherweight at more than six feet, the 20-year-old Barrios picked up seven victories in a jam-packed 2015 in which he stopped five opponents inside the distance, including an uppercut left hook combo that ended the night of Manuel Vides in December. The San Antonio-native turned pro in 2013 and is on the fast track towards a world title shot as he makes his 2016 debut.

A winner of six-straight fights, Giacon is coming off of a unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Steve Jamoye in October 2015 that put him in the top contender status in the division. The 27-year-old has fought in Spain, Panama and Italy throughout a pro career that dates back to 2007 and will be making his U.S. debut on April 16.

A popular Brooklyn fighter who competed in Barclays Center’s first-ever professional female boxing match, Hardy has become a staple at the arena since. On April 16, she will be making her sixth appearance at Barclays Center. A little over two years after her pro debut, Hardy won an international title belt in the super bantamweight division in October 2014 and followed it up in 2015 with a victory over Renata Domsodi and two over Noemi Bosques.

Fighting out of Lublin, Poland, Maciec will be making his second start in the U.S. and his first in the Polish-heavy borough of Brooklyn. The 26-year-old owns victories over veteran contenders Lanardo Tyner, Laszlo Fazekas and previously unbeaten Sasun Karapetyan.

Originally from Kosovo but fighting out of Belgium, Zenunaj made his U.S. debut in December 2015 and stopped Bryant Cruz in the seventh round to announce his presence stateside. The 28-year-old has won 10 fights in a row including eight in a row by knockout.

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PBC Recap- Peterson MD Diaz, Williams DQ Colon


On Saturday, Lamont Peterson (34-3-1 17 KO) boasted before his fight that he had sparred 500 rounds in preparation for his opponent, Felix Diaz (17-1 8 KO), but at times during the bout it looked to have been a mistake.

Peterson did get the win via majority decision in a 144 pound catchweight fight with scores of 114-114, 117-111, and 116-112 but the latter two not indicative of his performance. The fight was very close and went back and forth not only throughout but also with little swings within several of the rounds making it difficult to score.  

The fight started innocently enough with both men tactical and landing jabs but as the round progressed it became evident that Diaz was here to win and this was not going to be easy for “King Pete”.  

Diaz countered and worked the body while shooting from his compact stance and landing solid combinations. Peterson countered by landing straight rights and left hooks and also committed to the body.  

As we moved in the next few rounds, Peterson negated his own physical advantages by fighting small and not utilizing his length. He did this throughout most of the fight and moved into Diaz’s power zone. When Peterson attacked, Diaz would answer just enough to make Peterson defensive and have to reset his offense.

Both men worked the body throughout the fight with Diaz using it as a counter tactic at times and Peterson, when he did use his length, knowing it would allow him to be out of harm’s way.

Diaz was a 2008 Olympic gold medalist for a reason; this kid can flat out box. Diaz exhibited excellent lateral movement and the ring generalship of a seasoned pugilist through the course of the fight. Diaz would throw slick combinations and use excellent footwork to escape, pivoting away from Peterson’s counters.  

When Peterson did use his jab, he would set up his combinations and back Diaz up. The fight was fought in close quarters where both men did good work, not surprising for Peterson, but surprising that Diaz was able to outwork the former champion at times. Through the first four rounds, you could argue that Peterson held a 3-1 advantage but an even fight would not have been out of the question.

Surprisingly, it appeared that Peterson took the fifth round off. All of the pre-fight sparring work may have taken its toll. In this round, Diaz was the clear aggressor landing to the body and while not fully sitting down on his punches, landing hard enough to keep Peterson guessing.   

In the sixth Peterson was more active, stalking his shorter opponent jabbing his way in and setting with tight combinations. Diaz was able to make the round close with good body work and left hooks as both men landed to the bell.

Over the next two rounds, Diaz was the aggressor landing combinations while Peterson started to show frustration landing individual punches or a few combinations very economically.

In the ninth, Diaz looked to be wearing Peterson down. A relentless Diaz used the ring exceptionally well, while landing body shots, left hooks, and a big uppercut. Peterson got Diaz to the ropes and had brief success before Diaz showed he could fight off the ropes when needed.

The tenth had the ebb and flows of an ocean under duress. Fought in a phone booth, advantage Peterson early and late landing jabs and power shots to the body, advantage Diaz in the middle landing high and low, in and out.

In the championship rounds, Diaz appeared to want it more. The aggressor of the two, a relentless Diaz backed Peterson up attacking to the body, landing left hooks and timely rights while looking like the guy who sparred 500 rounds. While Peterson did very little in the eleventh he had a few moments in the twelfth.

After the fight, Peterson was asked if he had another Danny Garcia moment of a majority decision loss after hearing the first score card of 114-114.

“Kind of, anytime you hear close scores, you kind of get nervous, I thought I controlled the fight, I thought I was ahead, I thought I won the fight, having that majority decision kind of shocked me a little bit” said Peterson

On Diaz’s performance-

“He (Diaz) didn’t really surprise me because I knew he would be difficult, like I said in the fighter’s meeting, I’d rather fight taller fighters and he’s a southpaw and you know he has great experience. He showed up, I knew he was going to come tough, with this big opportunity and he wanted to win”

Diaz gave a good account of himself, so much so that with his southpaw style and strong boxing skill set he may have trouble finding an opponent.  He was a hard luck loser on a majority decision, he did enough to win the fight and at the very least, a draw.

With the win, Peterson can continue his quest for another title shot; however, had he been in the ring with a more seasoned contender, he may not have left with a victory.  


Before getting into the specifics of the co-feature which saw Terrel “Tyger” Williams (15-0 13 KO) defeat rising prospect Prichard “Digget” Colon (16-1 13 KO) by ninth round disqualification, it would be thoughtless to not send prayers and well wishes to Colon and his family. It was reported after the fight that Colon had been taken to an area hospital after fainting and experiencing prolonged dizziness and vomiting. Additional reports have surfaced reporting that Colon may have experienced a brain bleed.

The ten round welterweight bout was expected to produce fireworks and most likely no need for score cards as both men entered with an 80% knockout rate.  Williams eight years Colon’s senior imposed his will throughout the fight.

In the first round, Williams landed a left hook on Colon that seemed to stop him in his tracks and provide a level of doubt about his strategy. In this round, Williams landed a rabbit punch that Colon was quick to tell referee Joe Cooper about. At first glance it didn’t appear to be intentional but it would continue throughout.

In the second, Colon went to the body and landed a solid uppercut while Williams looked to land his left hook. Both fighters did good work; Colon was tighter in his guard and more accurate while Williams pressed the action.

In the third, Colon established his jab looking to throw his right behind it. Williams again hit Colon on the back of his head. This actually would occur several times in the fight as Colon would turn away from Williams when coming in, exposing the back of his head while Williams was already sending a punch his way; however, Williams never attempted to pull any of the felonious swings. Colon went down in this round, which was correctly ruled a slip/push.

The fourth round saw accurate combination punching from Colon, fighting well off of his back foot as Williams walked him down. Williams landed a big right in this round which looked to really affect Colon.

To start the fifth, Williams attacked Colon landing a series of huge rights. As they begin to throw flurries in close, Colon lands a big punch south of the border which drops Williams immediately writhing in pain. Williams gets up and drops down still not recovered. Colon is deducted two points for an intentional low blow. It is suggested by the broadcast team that the punch probably was intentional as Colon was hurt badly by the right hands that began the round. To finish out the round, Williams’s lands a series of nice combinations as Colon looked to work the body.

The fight gets a bit rough in the sixth as both men are warned for their tactics. Williams controls the round with body work and backs up Colon making him uncomfortable and not giving him a chance to get into a rhythm.

Williams continues his onslaught in the seventh. Williams is very physical and is wearing Colon down. Williams lands an uppercut hurting Colon. As Colon is trying to clinch, Williams again hits him with a rabbit punch. This time Colon hits the canvas. Colon gets up a bit wobbly and is checked by the ringside physician. The replay showed the punch hit Colon very hard at the base of the skull. Colon told the physician he was dizzy. Williams is deducted a point and the fight continues to the bell.

Colon is much better to start the eighth, snapping his punches in combinations. Williams continues to make the fight very physical, raking Colon over the face with his glove. Colon lands an uppercut; colon outboxes Williams getting back to what made him successful early.

In the ninth, Williams lands a big left and right to the head hurting Colon. Williams attacks with a flurry as Colon goes down. As Colon gets to his feet, Williams attacks and lands a big uppercut. As Colon is falling away towards the canvas, Williams lands a punch to the back of Colon’s head as Colon hits the mat. Colon up again and makes it to the bell.

After the ninth, Colon’s corner begins taking their fighter’s gloves off. Referee Joe Cooper, confused asks what they are doing and if they are stopping the fight. Colon’s corner states that they thought the fight was over. After some mass confusion and due to their actions, Colon is disqualified.

It is assumed that they took the gloves in a delay tactic as their fighter was badly hurt after the ninth.  

After the fight, Williams was asked what fans have learned about him after his performance-

“I’m here, I’ve been fighting years, smaller cards been my résumé, now I’m with the right team, Al Haymon and I’m going straight to the top” said Williams

On what he thought was going on prior to the stoppage between rounds-

 “I thought he quit, technical knockout, I thought he quit, I don’t know what happened but it’s all good, I got the victory”

Williams was extremly physical, rough, and slightly dirty in this fight. Outside of the rabbit punches he added an occasional elbow and would add a few sneaky fouls inside on the clinch.

Cooper should have taken better control from the opening round.

The only silver lining is the glove fiasco. Colon was DQ because his corner took the gloves off after the ninth thinking the fight was over. That action probably saved his life, had he gone out for the tenth, he may have been killed.

On Saturday morning, Colon was the highly touted undefeated prospect who had his whole career in front of him. By Saturday night, it was no longer about the game and only about battling in life. Our thought and prayers are with you Mr. Colon; you were a warrior in defeat and a champion.  


MARIO BARRIOS Makes Rapid Return To The Ring 9/26 In Alabama


           Photo By Lucas Noonan-PBC

SAN ANTONIO, TX (September 17, 2015 – Undefeated super-featherweight sensation, Mario Barrios (11-0, 6 KOs), makes a rapid return to the ring as he will fight an opponent TBA on the Wilder vs. Duhaupas card, taking place at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, Saturday, September 26.

This will be the third 8-round bout for the San Antonio, Texas native.  In his last bout which took place on September 6th in Corpus, Christi, TX, Barrios scored an impressive fourth round TKO over Jose Cen Torres.  A body shot to the liver ended the bout at the 2:10 mark of the round.  Looking to stay active, Barrios is relishing at the opportunity to fight on another high profile card.

“This will be my second fight in September and I’m very pleased with the way my career is going.” said Mario Barrios. “I love staying active and I’m getting more comfortable in the ring with each fight.  Fighting in Alabama for the first time, on a big card featuring the heavyweight campion of the world, will be a great experience.  You can expect me to impose my game plan on my opponent, whoever that might be.”

PBC on NBC is headlined by heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) vs. Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs) with televised coverage beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.  The broadcast will switch over to NBCSN at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT.

Mario Serrano
Publicist – Team Barrios





Photos Provided By Premier Boxing Champions

Press Release     For Immediate Release

MONTREAL, QUEBEC (August 17, 2015 – This past Saturday at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, super-middleweight prospect, Caleb “Sweet-Hands” Plant (9-0, 8 KOs), remained undefeated with a first round knockout over late sub, Zoltan Sera (20-6, 12 KOs).  The bout served as the swing bout for the PBC on NBC broadcast, headlined by Lucian Bute (32-2, 23 KOs) vs. Andrea Di Luisa (17-3, 13 KOs).  

Plant sent Sera to the canvas twice before ending the bout with a left hook to the jaw at the 2:19 mark of the opening round.  Plant set everything up with a nice jab that helped him time all his power punches.  Once Plant saw that Sera was hurt, he went for the knockout. 

“I wanted to make a statement with an impressive win and I was fortunate to land a couple of hard shots in the early part of round one that hurt my opponent,” said Caleb Plant. “After seeing him on wobbly legs I went for the kill.  I want to thank Al Haymon for this tremendous opportunity to showcase my skills on NBC.  I’m looking forward to getting back in the ring.  I’m ready to move forward and continue marching up the rankings.” 

Release From

Mario Serrano
Publicist – Team Plant


image                            Photo By Team Plant

Press Release   For Immediate Release

NASHVILLE, TN (August 4, 2015) – Undefeated super-middleweight prospect, Caleb “Sweet-Hands” Plant (8-0, 7 KOs), will be making his way back to the ring next Saturday August, 15, 2015 on the PBC on NBC event, headlined by Lucian Bute (31-2, 24 KOs) vs. Andrea Di Luisa (17-2, 13 KOs).  The fight takes place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.  Plant, who’s scheduled to fight in a 6-round bout, will face an opponent TBA.

Managed by Al Haymon, Plant feels his career is taking off.  Plant’s fight will serve as the swing bout for the PBC broadcast.  Fighting in Canada for the first time, Plant wants to make a sound statement.

“I’m very satisfied with everything happening in my career,” said Caleb Plant, Nashville Tennessee’s rising star. “This will be my fourth bout of the year and I’m very happy to be staying busy.  Fighting for Al Haymon and the PBC is a dream come true for my team and me.  This will be my first time fighting in Canada so I want to give the fans a great night of action while making a statement.”

Known for having heavy hands, Caleb Plant is looking to extend on his 6-fight knockout streak, four of which came by first round KO.

“I never go into a fight looking for the knockout but I’ve been hurting my opponents in the early rounds,” continued Caleb Plant. “If I see my opponent is hurt, then I go for the knockout.  I love to pound the body in those situations.  I know with a lot of hard work I can become a world champion.  I’m going to take it one fight at a time and give the fans exciting fights.  On August 15th, I’ll be letting my hands fly!”

Mario Serrano Publicist – Team Plant

The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth


DeSoto, Texas’  Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (17-0 14 KO) stopped  Phil “The Italian Sensation” Lo Greco (26-2 14 KO) of Toronto, Canada by 3rd round TKO.

To open the bout, Spence exhibited a tight guard and worked an active jab. Lo Greco kept his left jab out as a range finder and landed some looping right hands.

In the second, Spence started destroying the body which allowed him to start landing an arsenal of punches to the head. Spence landed uppercuts, left and right hooks and looked to stun Lo Greco on several occasions.

30 seconds into the third, Spence landed a right hand off of Lo Greco’s ear and knocked him down. Lo Greco got to his feet and was then wobbled by a jab. Seeing his was ready to go, Spence unloaded blistering combinations to the body and head causing referee Robert Byrd to jump in and stop the fight.

Even though Lo Greco was a replacement due to original opponent Roberto Garcia’s weight/personal issues, Spence was all business in dominating him and making it a short night.

After the fight Spence was asked about his excellent body work-

“Going to the body was always the game plan, go to the body, the head will fall. He was dropping his arms when I was going to the body so I went upstairs to the head and that was it, I hurt him”

On what is next-

“Hopefully the 147 pounders took notice and in September I can fight Keith Thurman”

Spence is a rising star and the complete package. He has a lot of tools in his tool belt and even at this early stage in his career he uses them all in almost perfect harmony. A southpaw with a piston like jab, he has power in both hands that comes at you with blistering speed. He commits to the body while exhibiting good lateral movement,mixes up his punches better than most in the game, displays a tight guard, and is very accurate and economical with his punches.

Spence is going to be a handful for anyone at 147.

Weights From Las Vegas- Broner v. Porter- PBC On NBC



Catch Weight 144

Adrien Broner (30-1 22 KO)-143.5

Shawn Porter (25-1-1 16 KO)-144

10 Rounds Welterweights

Phil Lo Greco (26-1 14 KO)- 152 lbs

Errol Spence Jr. (16-0 13 KO)- 149 lbs


Press Release    For Immediate Release




Photo 1 – Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions

Antonio DeMarco Vows To Defeat Rances Barthelemy For Cancer-Stricken Sister on Premier Boxing Champions on CBS

Antonio DeMarco Vows To Defeat Rances Barthelemy For Cancer-Stricken Sister on Premier Boxing Champions on CBS

Promoter Floyd Mayweather & Premier Boxing Champions Fighters

Final Press Conference Quotes & Photos

LAS VEGAS (June 18, 2015 – An animated Adrien “The Problem” Broner held court for several minutes Thursday, as a calm “Showtime” Shawn Porter delivered his own strong message in advance of the exciting weekend of Premier Boxing Champions action at MGM Grand.

In a different role than his usual one as boxing’s pound-for-pound king, President of Mayweather Promotions Floyd “Money” Mayweather helped run the press conferences alongside Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe.

On the Saturday, June 20 PBC on NBC show, Broner (30-1, 22 KOs) will take on Porter (25-1-1, 16 KOs) after Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (16-0, 13 KOs) battles Phil “The Italian Sensation” Lo Greco (26-1, 14 KOs). Televised coverage on NBC begins at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.

Also at Thursday’s press conference, main event participant on the Sunday, June 21 PBC on CBS card Antonio DeMarco (22-0, 13 KOs) vowed to bring home a victory for his cancer-stricken sister in Sunday’s PBC on CBS main event showdown against former world champion Rances Barthelemy (31-4-1, 23 KOs).   Sunday’s co-feature showcases a welterweight matchup between Sammy Vasquez (18-0, 13 KOs) and Wale Omotoso (25-1, 21 KOs). Televised coverage begins on CBS Sports at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT.

Also in attendance on Thursday were rising stars from Mayweather Promotions who will be competing on both Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets for Saturday’s event are priced at $400, $300, $100 and $50 and tickets for Sunday’s event are priced at $100, $75, $50, and $25 not including applicable service charges and taxes are on sale now. To charge by phone with a major credit card for tickets to both events, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets for both events are also available at or The weekend of action is promoted by Mayweather Promotions in association with TGB Promotions.

Here is what the press conference participants had to say:


FLOYD MAYWEATHER, President of Mayweather Promotions

“Mayweather Promotions has always done record-breaking numbers and our ultimate goal is to find the next Floyd Mayweather. With all of the talent out there, it will soon happen.

“I want all of the fighters out there to keep working hard, stay focused and know that there is no limit to what you can do. 

“With all the media here talking to him, it’s obvious that Adrien is doing something right. He’s entertaining and people like it.

“There’s no limit to how far Adrien Broner can go in this sport. He can fight. I’m in the gym with him and he’s boxing top guys. He’s pushing himself.

“Shawn Porter is a really solid competitor. It’s not an easy task for Adrien, he’s going to have to fight.

“Mayweather Promotions wants to continue to work with all fighters and help build their careers so that they can get to that top level.” 


“This is the AB show. You’re all getting it first, live and personal.

“I’m fighting Shawn Porter and I’m fighting his dad. It’s like I’m fighting his dad because the check comes in his dad’s name, then he pays Shawn.

“Since both Shawn and his dad get a check, if I whoop both of them, will I get paid twice?

“I like Shawn as a person, but he gets so much negative energy from his dad. That’s just the truth”

“After I whoop you Shawn, come sign with About Billions and I’ll buy you a nicer car than your dad’s. I already wrote out the contract.

“This is going to be a great fight. I’m very excited because I love putting on a show for the fans. This boy will not beat me.

“I’m coming to deliver a beat down. Shawn Porter is a football player, I’m going to take him out. It’s going to be fun.”


“I feel great, it’s a good day. I’m just counting down until fight night.

“I’ve been working on everything in camp. I have a lot of speed, power, quickness and the whole nine. It’s going to take everything to win this fight.

“He’s got good speed, so we’re preparing for him to use a lot of that. We’ll make adjustments as we go along but the key is definitely taking care of his speed with our speed.

“It’s so sweet to be fighting at MGM Grand, this is what you want as a fighter. It’s my time now. I’m so excited about this opportunity.

“Number one, we have to take care of business. We know that if we take care of business it’ll be a great Father’s Day on Sunday.”


“I just have to stay focused and put on a spectacular performance on Saturday night. Hopefully next time I’ll be the main event. It’s a process but I’m getting there.

“I’m ready for anybody in the welterweight division, I’m ready for any kind of step up in competition period. I’m not the guy to shy away from anybody.

“Porter and Broner are a little more seasoned that me, but skill wise I think I’m right on par with them. Skill for skill I can match anybody in boxing.

“A lot of guys aren’t in the position that I’m in to get the opportunities that I have. This is my third year as a pro and it’s all been coming pretty fast. It’s all about timing. I’m enjoying the process.

“You’re going to be looking at the future of the sport come Saturday night.”


“There’s no such thing as the right moment. The perfect fight is when you want it to be. I got the call and decided that this is the perfect timing.

“It took me about 30 seconds to decide to take this fight. When you know why you fight, it makes these decisions easy.

“A year ago there was no way I thought I’d be on this stage. Now I have real opportunities and we’re here now.

“Win, lose or draw, I’m going back to the gym next week.

“I’m a pressure fighter. I like to engage and give the fans what they want to see. This is a great opportunity. Saturday is going to be fun.”


“I’m feeling good moving up in weight. Everybody knows Antonio DeMarco is a very, very tough fighter. He’s one of the best I’ve ever fought. His record who he has faced proves that. He’s experienced, but so am I. 

“I want to be the best Cuban fighter of all-time and I’m on my way. 

“I’m in tremendous shape and I’m ready to go. I want to showcase my skills on Sunday to show the world how I can fight. 

“Who do I want to fight? I’ll fight anyone they put in my way. I’ll fight Godzilla if he’s there. 

“I don’t do predictions but this is going to be an entertaining fight. Unlike past Cuban fighters, I have power and can knock people out. In the amateurs you don’t need power. But in the pros, that’s what it’s all about.” 


“This is going to be a tough fight, a difficult fight, but I have a great responsibility. My 15-year-old sister told me that if I win, she will beat cancer. She was diagnosed with bone cancer last November – and it was life-threatening. But her last chemo treatment was yesterday.

“From a ring standpoint, I am really looking forward to Sunday. I am very prepared, I am relaxed and ready to go. Besides for my sister, my other main motivation is that this is a chance to get my career back on track. A victory and I can get back to where I was and in position to challenge the best.

“I am treating it like another fight, but of course it is much more. Exposure-wise, you can’t get better than network television.

“I know Rances is going to be a difficult opponent. He’s a great fighter. But I have the experience to come up with a game plan to win. From a career-standpoint, this is a very important fight and I’m ready for it.”


“It’s an honor to be here in this building among some of the greatest fighters in the world. Omotoso has never fought anyone like me before. 

“I’m here to restore the greatness of Pittsburgh boxing. Everyone knows ‘The Pittsburgh Kid’, Paul Spadafora, but we all carry the torch differently. I respect him as a fighter and he’s done some great things. We were raised differently and I’m amazed at the great things he’s accomplished. But I’m here to bring a new look to Pittsburgh boxing. 

“Omotoso is tough. His record speaks for itself at 25-1. His only loss was to Jessie Vargas who’s fighting for a world title. I don’t take anybody lightly. I’ve trained hard for this and I don’t think he’s fought anyone as fast as me or hits as hard as me with both hands. 

“I’m going to throw a lot of punches and it should be fun to see. It will be an entertaining fight. The main goal is to win. If the opportunity presents itself to knock him out then I will. I’m not going to go in there trying to knock his head off or anything. I have to box smart.

“In this game it’s all about longevity and the less you get hit the longer you can fight so I don’t want to get hit. That’s my goal.”


“I feel blessed to have the opportunity to fight on such a big stage. Fighting on network TV provides all of us such a lift. Getting this kind of national exposure is what fighters like me need and what we work so hard to get.

“I’m totally ready to take advantage and I look forward to being able to showcase my talents on Sunday. All my friends and countrymen are going to be able to watch it, and I don’t want to let them down.

“I really don’t know much about Vasquez, other than he’s a southpaw whose quick, he is just another fighter who can fight. But we can all fight. It’s not like he has four hands and two heads.

“The best man will be victorious and I am confident that is me.

“I can’t wait for Sunday. I wish it was time to fight right now. This is going to be my Father’s Day present to my kids and wife.”


“Fight Night Can’t Come Soon Enough” Robert Guerrero Ready For June 6th Clash






Photos By Team Guerrero


AROMAS, CA(May 28, 2015)- Four-Division world champion, “Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (32-3-1, 18 KOs) hosted a media workout yesterday at the CrossFit Ranch to shed light on his upcoming fight with Aron Martinez.  The 10-round main-event bout will take place at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., June 6, 2015 and will air live on NBC starting at 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT.

Guerrero, who won the hearts of America with his gut wrenching performance against Keith Thurman in his last fight, is looking forward to another main-event attraction where he can showcase his entertaining fighting style to the fans. 

“All the hard training is done and now it’s time to zone in,” said Robert Guerrero. “Everyone should be watching the PBC on NBC June 6th because I believe this is going to be a crowd-pleasing fight.  Aron Martinez is not coming to lay down.  He’s had plenty of time to prepare for this fight and I’m expecting him to come out guns blazing.  One thing is for sure, I’m going to be throwing some hard shots right from the opening bell.  My goal is to bring an entertaining fight to the fans and let my hands go.  Fight night can’t come soon enough.”

Headlining his second PBC on NBC, Guerrero wants continue fighting on a regular basis.  Known for being an all-out action fighter, Guerrero feels he can close out the rest of 2015 with a bang. 

“I can’t emphasize how important it is for me to be fighting back to back in just a couple of months,” Guerrero continued. “Staying active is crucial to any fighter.  The more you fight the better you perform and I can feel the improvement in my whole fighting style.  If possible, I want to fight two more times before the year ends, but first I must get past Martinez.”

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Garcia By Majority Decision Over Peterson, Lee-Quillin Battle To A Split Draw


Lamont Peterson (33-3-1 17 KO) almost had a perfect game plan on Saturday night from Brooklyn, almost. Peterson lost to Danny Garcia (30-0 17 KO) by majority decision, 115-113 X2 and 114-114; however, we may have seen a different outcome had Peterson been a bit more active in the early rounds.

I saw what you did Peterson, I saw the game plan, it took a few moments but it became clear. Give away rounds early, frustrate and wear down Garcia, come on late and apply pressure, Garcia will fade.

Fact is, Garcia did fade and looked almost befuddled in the championship rounds but it was the early rounds that did Peterson in. Peterson stayed away so much early that Garcia had to stop in his tracks pound his gloves and motion him to fight. Garcia was frustrated throughout the fight as Peterson moved away utilizing the steps of a dancer, looked away not respecting what may be coming his way, shuffled his feet, and faked bolo punches.

Garcia was the rightful winner if only by the slightest of margins. The fight was Peterson’s had he chosen to begin his plan a bit sooner.

Post fight quotes-


“I feel great. I prepared for a war. He was moving a lot. I thought it was close, not going to lie,”

“It was definitely close the whole way through. I did enough to win and I’m happy with my performance.


“I did my part. I’m not calling it a robbery but it was a good fight, I don’t expect an easy journey for me to get where I’m going. I feel great. That’s probably the least contact I’ve ever had in a fight.”


The co-feature on the Garcia-Peterson card was a hotly contested middleweight donnybrook between Andy Lee (36-2-1 24 KO) and Peter Quillin (31-0-1 22 KO) which resulted in a split draw, 113-113, 113-112 Lee, 113-112 Quillin.

Early, Quillin was landing solid shots coming out of an extremely tight guard. Towards the end of the first, he dropped Lee with an overhand right. Lee wobbled to his feet as Quillen moved in for the kill buckling Lee again with a left as the bell sounded.

Lee recovered enough to have a competitive second but was dropped again in the third; however, as usually happens between a southpaw and orthodox fighter, their feet being tangled may have contributed to Lee hitting the canvas.

Over the next three rounds, both fighters were giving as good as they were getting. In the seventh, Lee dropped Quillin for the first time in his career with right hook. Quillin wasn’t overly hurt by the shot and fought to the bell.

For the remainder of the fight, there were a lot of close rounds which could have gone either way.

Post Fight Quotes-

Andy Lee-

“It was a tough fight. I got dropped early because I was lazy, but I got the momentum late in the fight and boxed consistently,” Lee said. “I understand with two knockdowns, people felt he won. The decision was fair. I could have done better tonight.”

Peter Quillin-

“There’s a reason why judges are judges, they see it their way,” Quillin said afterward. “I respect the decision. There is a first time for everything. I’m grateful that I was going to get dropped that I was able to get back up and fight. I came here to fight and I was able to go 12 rounds. I could have kept going. I took a year off, and the motivation of losing my title got me going.”