De La Hoya on Canelo Alvarez : “Mark my words. This guy is the one that’s going to beat Manny Pacquiao. “

EsNewsReporting caught up with Boxing star Canelo Alvarez  as he held an open workout at the Westside Boxing Club in Los Angeles.  Oscar De La Hoya was on hand and says Alvarez has a bright future in boxing.

Alvarez is preparing for his fight against  Matthew Hatton.  The 12 round fight will be for the vacant WBC Super Welterweight World Title.   HBO will televise the doubleheader as part of their Boxing After Dark series beginning at 10:30pm ET/PT.

Tickets, priced at $200, $125, $75, $50 and $25, are on sale now and available for purchase at all Ticketmaster locations and at the Honda Center Box Office.

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Exclusive: Ricky Hatton Talks Canelo Alvarez, Pacquiao, Mayweather & Charlie Sheen

On Saturday, March 5th,  Canelo Alvarez will face Matthew Hatton, he’s  the brother of Ricky Hatton. The  12 round fight will be for the vacant WBC Super Welterweight World Title.   HBO will televise the doubleheader as part of their Boxing After Dark series beginning at 10:30pm ET/PT.

Tickets, priced at $200, $125, $75, $50 and $25, are on sale now and available for purchase at all Ticketmaster locations, online at ticketmaster.com and via charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000 and at the Honda Center Box Office.

EsNewsReporting caught up with Ricky Hatton at the Westside Boxing Gym in Los Angeles.

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Sillakh Says: Floyd Mayweather Out-Smarts Manny Pacquiao

Elie Seckbach, the Embedded Correspondent, brings his exclusive video reporting to ESnews. Check back regularly for more videos.

If they were ever to meet, Ukrainian-born lightweight (175 pounds) prospect Ismayl Sillakh (14-0 12 knockouts) believes that six-time titlist Floyd Mayweather (41-0, 25 KOs) would out-smart WBO welterweight (147 pounds) and WBC junior middleweight (154 pounds) king Manny Pacquiao  (52-3-2, 38 KOs), who has a May 7, Showtime televised Top Rank Promotions defense of his WBO belt against Shane Mosley (46-6-1, 39 KOs).

Sillakh has a March 4 bout opposite Cuban-born Yordanis Despaigne (8-0, four KOs).

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Vic Darchinyan Rips Abner Mares, Nonito Donaire, Fernando Montiel

Boxer Vic Darchinyan (pictured above, at right) speaks to EsNewsReporting during a press conference. In the interview he talks about how he would beat several fighters. “I would knock him out , kick his head off,” Darchinyan said about one fighter.

On April 23, southpaw former IBO and WBC silver as well as former IBF flyweight (112 pounds) and WBC, WBA and IBF super flyweight (115 pounds) belt-holder  Darchiyan (35-3-1, 27 knockouts) meets Colombian-born promotional stablemate and former IBF titlist Yonnhy Perez (20-1-1, 14 KOs) . The fight will take place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles as Showtime’s four-man, bantamweight (118 pounds) tournament continues.

In another match up, unbeaten, 25-year-old, Mexican-born, IBO and WBC silver belt king Abner Mares (21-0-1, 13 KOs), of Montebello, Calif., has a unification bout against Africa’s two-time IBF champion Joseph Agbeko (28-2, 22 KOs).

The opening semifinal contests of the tournament took place on Dec. 11, during which Mares won a clash over the 35-year-old Darchinyan that featured a knockdown by each fighter. Mares was coming off May’s disputed majority draw with the 31-year-old Perez.

Perez lost the other Dec. 11 semifinal — and a rematch in the second defense of his crown — against the 30-year-old Agbeko — the man Perez won the belt from by unanimous decision on Halloween of 2009.

Just three months earlier in July of 2009, Agbeko had earned a unanimous decision over Darchinyan for the same IBF crown

Don King, Gary Shaw and Golden Boy Promotions are responsible for the Mares, Agbeko, Darchinyan and Perez tournament.

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Abner Mares Talks Manny Pacquiao, Vic Darchynian

Elie Seckbach, the Embedded Correspondent, brings his exclusive video reporting to EsNEWS. Check back regularly for more videos.

Unbeaten, 25-year-old, Mexican-born, IBO and WBC silver belt king Abner Mares (21-0-1, 13 knockouts), of Montebello, Calif., has rebounded from a near career-ending detatched retina three years ago to become a man whom some consider to be among the best in the sport.

Mares has an April 23 unification bout against Africa’s two-time IBF champion Joseph Agbeko (28-2, 22 KOs) at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles as Showtime’s four-man, bantamweight (118 pounds) tournament continues.

In another fight taking place that night, southpaw former IBO and WBC silver as well as former IBF flyweight (112 pounds) and WBC, WBA and IBF super flyweight (115 pounds) belt-holder Vic Darchinyan (35-3-1, 27 KOs) meets Colombian-born promotional stablemate and former IBF titlist Yonnhy Perez (20-1-1, 14 KOs).

The opening semifinal bouts of the tournament took place on Dec. 11, during which Mares won a clash over the 35-year-old Darchinyan that featured a knockdown by each fighter. Mares was coming off May’s disputed majority draw with the 31-year-old Perez.

Perez lost the other Dec. 11 semifinal — and a rematch in the second defense of his crown — against the 30-year-old Agbeko — the man Perez won the belt from by unanimous decision on Halloween of 2009.

Just three months earlier in July of 2009, Agbeko had earned a unanimous decision over Darchinyan for the same IBF crown.

Mares (pictured above, at right) spoke to EsNews during a recent press conference touting the bouts and shed his thoughts on Agbeko, as well as eight-division champion and WBO welterweight (147 pounds) king, Manny Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 KOs), who is promoted by Top Rank Promotions.

Promoters Gary Shaw, Don King and Golden Boy Promotions are responsible for the event.

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