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  1. WBC MIDYEAR CLEAN BOXING PROGRAM TESTING REPORT
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    WBC MIDYEAR CLEAN BOXING PROGRAM TESTING REPORT

     July 17, 2017 


    The WBC through the Clean Boxing Program administered by VADA has tested a total of 72 fighters in the first semester of 2017. Many of these fighters were tested multiple times during the process.

    Following is the list of tests with all negative results:
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    Following is the list of missed tests:
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    Following is the list of adverse findings:
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    Each missed test and adverse finding has been or is in the process of results management protocol.
    The WBC and VADA wish to make the following very important recommendations to all fighters and members of the boxing community
    *      WATCH THE CBP WEBINAR

    http://wbcboxing.com/WBCVADA
    http://vada-testing.org/courses/story.html
    *      ALWAYS UPDATE YOUR WEHEREABOUTS FORM ANYTIME YOU LEAVE YOUR PLACE OF RESIDENCE
    *      REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE 100% RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUBSTANCE TAKEN AND MANY SUPPLEMENTS MAY CONTAIN PEDS AND MANY SUPPLEMENTS ARE ALSO CONTAMINATED
  2. ITC Pound for Pound Rankings







    Photo Credit: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos

    Pound For Pound

    1.  Andre Ward

    2.  Gennady Golovkin

    3.  Terrance Crawford


    4.  Canelo Alvarez                                                                                                             

    5.  Vasyl Lomachenko

    6.  Errol Spence


    7.  TeShinsuke Yamanaka

    8.  Keith Thurman


    9.   Naoya Inoue


    10.  Deontay Wilder/Anthony Joshua

    11.  Manny Pacquiao

    12.   Guillermo Rigondeaux

    13.  Erislandy Lara

    14.   Leo Santa Cruz

    15.   Shawn Porter
  3. Ward vs Kovalev 2 Recap
  4. Ward vs Kovalev 2 The Rematch
  5. Canelo vs Chavez Preview
  6. Porter vs Berto Preview
  7. CALEB PLANT MAKES IMPACT SPEECH TO AT-RISK YOUTHS AT SPRING MOUNTAIN IN LAS VEGAS
    Photo by Mario Serrano - Team Plant
     
    LAS VEGAS, NV (April 17, 2017) - This past Saturday, undefeated super-middleweight contender, Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant (15-0, 10 KOs), made an impact while doing a speaking engagement to at-risk teens at the Spring Mountain Youth Camp (SMYC) in Las Vegas.  Caleb spoke to the youth about a variety of subjects but mostly about staying focused on their goals.
     
    "I really wanted to come talk with these kids instead of at them," said Caleb Plant. "The kids were very well mannered and they asked a lot of questions.  I was honest with them and I believe I made a positive impact on the entire group.  They have a boxing program up there and I was able to give a few pointers to some of the kids.  It was a very uplifting experience for me and I'm grateful to the Spring Mountain youth leaders for inviting me."
     
    About Spring Mountain Youth Camp: (SMYC) is a staff-secure correctional facility, housing male youth between the ages of 12 and 18. This division provides for the therapeutic, educational, social, medical and recreational needs of approximately 240 young men each year.  SMYC is located at Angels Peak in the Mt. Charleston National Forest Area.  It sits at an elevation of 8,470 feet and has a capacity of 100 youth.
     
  8. Ward vs Kovalev 2 Set for June 17 at Mandalay Bay
    ANDRE WARD VS. SERGEY KOVALEV II
    “NO EXCUSES”
    SET FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 17
    AT MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER IN LAS VEGAS

    PRESENTED LIVE BY HBO PAY-PER-VIEW®

    NEW YORK, NY (April 4, 2017) - Roc Nation Sports, Main Events, Andre Ward Promotions and Krusher Promotions are pleased to announce the highly anticipated rematch between the unified Light Heavyweight Champion of the World, Andre “SOG” Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) and former title holder Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs). Ward vs. Kovalev II “No Excuses” will take place Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The championship event, presented by Corona Extra, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

    Team Ward and Team Kovalev will partake in a three-city press tour the week of April 10 to officially announce the fight, including New York City, the Bay Area and Los Angeles. Further details will be available in the coming days.

    “I'm going to keep it short and sweet. You got what you asked for - now you have to see me on June 17. This time...leave the excuses at home,” said Ward.

    I'm glad to know that rematch will happen. I really hope that Andre Ward will get into the ring for this rematch. Fans of boxing will see the real Krusher--the one they have missed for couple of my last fights. For me this rematch is very important as no other bout in my entire boxing career. Thanks a lot to all of boxing fans," said Kovalev.

    “Roc Nation Sports is proud to be the lead promoter behind a boxing rematch for the ages,” said Michael Yormark, Roc Nation President & Chief of Branding and Strategy. “Last November, Andre showed the world he was boxing’s best. No doubt he will build upon his legacy come June 17 in another historic night. There’s no excuses, the rematch is on.”

    “After the last fight, we are preparing for another unbelievable experience. Can't wait for the bell to ring! This is sure to be another nail-biting roller coaster ride,” said Kathy Duva, CEO, Main Events. “This is the only fight that Sergey wants right now and he refused to settle for anything less than the chance to get his belts back. I'm told that Roc Nation and Andre Ward have lots of great ideas for the promotion and we can't wait to see them in action!”

    "After a razor thin decision last November in their first meeting, the boxing community has been eagerly waiting for a Ward-Kovalev rematch," said Tony Walker, Vice President, HBO Pay-Per-View. "These are two world class prizefighters who embrace being on the sport's biggest stage. Like Andre and Sergey, we can't wait for June 17th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas."

    “This spectacular rematch of pound-for-pound champions will be a ‘can’t-miss’ fight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center,” said Richard Sturm, President of Entertainment and Sports for MGM Resorts International.  “We look forward to working with both Roc Nation Sports and Main Events once again on this championship event which should be one of the most thrilling fights of 2017.”

    Known for his strong character and integrity outside the ring and his warrior’s instinct inside it, 33-year-old Andre Ward’s skill and talent were apparent early in his outstanding amateur career. He racked up every title in the books, culminating in a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. As the only male American boxer to claim Olympic gold in the past decade, Ward joined the likes of Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard and Oscar De La Hoya. He turned professional on December 18, 2004, scoring a second round technical knockout victory over Chris Molina at Staples Center in a fight that was televised live on HBO. He has gone on to rack up an undefeated record since then, building an ever-growing legion of fans in the process. After becoming the Ring Magazine and WBA Super Middleweight World Champion, rising to the number two spot on the pound-for-pound list and winning the 2011 Fighter of the Year Award (ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Ring Magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America), it was announced that Ward signed an exclusive promotional agreement with Roc Nation Sports in January 2015, opening a new chapter in his storied boxing career. Ward returned to the ring on June 20, 2015 at the Oracle Arena in front of his hometown fans in Oakland, California and scored a ninth-round knockout over Paul Smith. On March 26, 2016, Ward made his highly publicized 175-pound debut against Cuba’s undefeated and IBF number one rated light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera and came out victorious. Ward continued his conquest of the light heavyweight division on August 6, 2016, with a unanimous decision over Alexander Brand. Immediately following the win, Ward announced that he will be taking on unified Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey Kovalev in the ultimate showdown for division supremacy and recognition as the best pound-for-pound fighter. In the most anticipated fight of 2016 on November 19 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Ward would prove to the world his dominance as one of boxing’s top pound-for-pound fighters by becoming the unified World Light Heavyweight Champion with a unanimous decision win over Kovalev, the reigning WBA, IBF and WBO titleholder.

    Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, the Russian Wrecking Ball, 34, is currently ranked #2 Pound-for-Pound by Ring Magazine and has been dominating boxing's light heavyweight division with his aggressive, fan-friendly style since his breakout performance against then-unbeaten Nathan Cleverly in 2013 when he won the WBO Light Heavyweight World Title. One year after winning his WBO title Sergey went on to defeat future Hall-of-Famer Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins in a 12-round unanimous decision victory to add the WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Titles to his mantle. His rise to boxing stardom has been meteoric, as he has gone from an unknown fighter from Chelyabinsk, Russia to headlining HBO Pay-Per-View in just four years after signing with his first promoter, Main Events. In his last fight, Kovalev went the distance against former two-time world champion Andre “SOG” Ward. The bout ended in a highly-contested unanimous decision against Sergey even though Kovalev managed to knock down Ward and many thought the cards should have gone in his favor. Out of Kovalev's 30 career victories 26 have come by way of knockout. Additionally, he has entered into championship rounds only three times in his professional career. Kovalev has always sought to test himself against the best boxing has to offer; he wants to prove in the ring that he deserves that mantle.

    Ward vs. Kovalev II “No Excuses, a 12-round mega-fight for the WBO/IBF/WBA light heavyweight championships, is presented by Roc Nation Sports, Main Events, Andre Ward Promotions, Krusher Promotions and Corona Extra, and is sponsored by Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The championship event takes place Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

    Follow the conversation using #WardKovalev.
  9. Golovkin vs Jacobs ITC Breakdown
  10. THE FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. FOUNDATION PRESENTS THE 3rdANNUAL "FIGHT 4 FITNESS" 5K RUN, 2K WALK, KIDS FUN RUN
    & COMMUNITY DAY SUNDAY, MARCH 12TH AT SUNSET PARK 
    IN LAS VEGAS
     
    LAS VEGAS (March. 7, 2017) The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation's (TFMJF) 3rd Annual Fight-4-Fitness 5K Run, 2K Walk, Kids Fun Run, and Community Day is scheduled for this Sunday, March 12th at Sunset Park in Las Vegas.
     
    This year, The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation, plans to unite runners and families within the Las Vegas community and surrounding communities in with a day filled with events geared toward the whole family. The festivities will start off with a 5K race and 2K walk, the Kids Fun Run will follow with Community Day serving as the last event of the day. The races are followed by an awards ceremony honoring the top 5K Race participants in each age category.
     
    Fight-4-Fitness will also feature great healthy food options, vendors, a merchandise booth, kids scavenger hunt, live performances, physical activities geared toward fitness and fun, PLUS MORE! Comedian & radio personality, Mike P, will host this year's event while the event also features performances by DJ D. Miles, The Monster Kids, Prodigy Dance Group, and appearances from several Mayweather Promotions' boxing stars: Badou Jack, J'Leon Love, Alexis Santiago, Kevin Newman, Charvis Holifield, and more!
     
    "We're looking forward to putting on our 3rd Fight-4-Fitness event in the Las Vegas Community," says Nicole Craig, President of The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation. "It's vital that we get the word out about our Fight-4-Fitness event, which helps to spread health and fitness awareness in a fun interactive way, with a common goal to live longer and feel better We look forward to promoting healthy living through this event for many years to come!
     
    Fight-4-Fitness is a movement toward good health through the possibilities of change that can enhance one's own life and the lives of those around them. Participating in the Fight-4-Fitness event can be the catalyst needed to create a vigorous, happy, and healthy Las Vegas community. This unique experience invites all members of the community to run/walk independently or with friends, family, and coworkers.
     
     
     
    The 2017 event day schedule:
    • 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Participant registration/check-in
    • 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Kids Scavenger Hunt
    • 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - 5K Run & 2K Walk
    • 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Kids Fun Run
    • 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Awards Ceremony
    • 11:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Community Day
    Registration dates and fees are listed below:
    • March 1st- March 10th: $45 5K/ $35 2K/ $15 Kids Fun Run/ $20 Community Day
    • Same Day Registration: $60 5K/ $50 2K/ $20 Kids Fun Run/ $20 Community Day
    The 3rd Annual Fight-4-Fitness 5K Race, 2K Walk, KIDS FUN RUN, & Community Day sponsors to date include: Mayweather Promotions, The Money Team, Mayweather Sports, SHOWTIME, and Greenspun Media Group. This year, a portion of registration proceeds will go toward local Las Vegas track teams, and the top 3 track teams with the highest registration participation will also be presented with a cash prize for their respective teams. First place winners will receive a donation of $5,000, 2nd place will receive a donation of $3,000 and the 3rd place team will receive a donation of $2,000.
     
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    For more information follow on Twitter @FloydMayweather and @TFMJF, become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/FloydMayweather and www.Facebook.com/TFMJF, follow on Instagram at Instagram.com/FloydMayweather and Instagram.com/TFMJF.
     
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