Young Brazilian Boxer Killed By Police

Brazilian police say the country’s most promising young boxer is shot dead. The Brazilian Boxing Federation says Tairone Silva, 16, was shot on Friday after an argument with a police officer.

At this point, it’s unclear what lead to the argument, but local media reports that the officer shot the teen in self-defense. According to the Associated Press, the federation said  ”Brazil has lost another promising athlete who dreamed of becoming a great boxer and participating in the 2016 Olympics” in Rio de Janeiro.

Silva was the Brazilian champion in his age range last year and in February won an international title in an event in Chile.

The officer is being investigated.

Your Questions For Sergio Martinez

EsNewsReporting want’s to know if you have any questions for boxing start Sergio Martinez. On Saturday, March 12, Martinez won the fight against Sergei Dzinziruk.  EsNewsReporting will catch up with Martinez for an exclusive interview.

Elie Seckbach With Sergio Martinez

Victor Ortiz vs Andre Berto Will Fight In CT

Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz  will fight for the WBC Welterweight Championship  on April 16. The bout will take place  at the  MGM Grand at Foxwoods,  Connecticut.

The fight will be televised live on HBO . Tickets are priced at $350, $200, $125, and $65. Tickets can be purchased online at www.mgmatfoxwoods.com, by calling the MGM Grand at Foxwoods at 1-866-646-0609, or in person at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods box office.

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Sergio: I Can Go Down To 154 To Fight Pacquiao

Here’s what Sergio Martinez  (47-2-2, 25 KOs) had to say at a presser after his win over Sergi Dzinziruk (37-1, 23 KOs).

Sergio Martinez
: “I want no easy fights. They (Paul Williams and Dzinziruk) are two different fighters. Paul Williams and Dzinziruk have different tactics. Dzinziruk is a very smart fighter but I beat him at his own game – the jab. It was supposed to be a technical fight.”

“(How low can he go to make a Manny Pacquiao fight) Probably 154.”

“(Head trainer filling in for his brother Gabriel) Pablo (Sarmiento) did a perfect job.”

“Cotto would be a good fight. I just want to fight the best. If Cotto is man enough, he will ask to fight Sergio Martinez.”

“I will not stop until I am recognized as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.”

Lou DiBella, promoter of Martinez and Lee: “McEwan put on one of the gutsiest performances. He was leading after eight rounds and Lee had to do something dramatic.”

“I’m proud of Andy Lee’s performance. I’ll talk next week with Manny (Stewart, Lee’s manager/trainer). It won’t be Sergio (for Andy) the next fight. This made Andy an HBO fighter – the best thing he can do.”

“It was a terrific show. It turns out Dzinziruk was the right fight. This proved that he (Sergio) is a Hall of Fame fighter. Dzinziruk is an excellent fighter but Sergio may be the best fighter in the world.”

“Pound-for-pound, (Sergio) he is the best fighter in the world. Tonight you saw why he’s going to the Hall of Fame. He is the best middleweight from Argentina since Carlos Monzon.”

“We want the biggest fight out there.”

“That’s not up to me (making a Martinez-Miguel Cotto fight). It’s up to Bob (Arum). Maybe Cotto will be man enough to ask Bob to fight Sergio? Arum’s been lining up bum after bum after bum to fight Manny Pacquiao and Cotto. People should be lining up to fight him (Sergio), the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.”

Sergio Martinez Trainer Know’s Who He Want’s Next

Sergio Martinez beat Sergei Dzinziruk in the 8th with a TKO. The two fought on March 12th in Connecticut.

In this EsNewsReporting video , Martinez’s trainer, Gabriel Sarmiento breaks down the three fighters he want’s to see Martinez fight next.

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