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Chavez (47-1-1, 32 KOs) vs. Vera II (23-7-14 KOs) San Antonio, Texas

WEIGHING IN

Lesson Learned Co-Main Event

Olrando Salido (40-12-2-29 KOs) was a different story, taking a page from Chavez’s book and not making weight at the weigh-in. By doing so, he lost his feather weight title. A move insiders say was done purposely so he can push around newcomer 2-time Gold Medal winner Vasyl Lomachenko (1-0- 1 KO). Lomachenko came into the fight trying to become the fastest world champion ever with just his second professional fight. Salido quickly taught Lomachenko the lesson that amatuer boxing is nothing like the pros. Salido came in at 19 lbs heavier than his weigh-in weight. That proved to be the difference in the fight. He pulled out his veteran moves as he dominated most of the match. He clinched and wore Lomchenko down with body shots. Lomachenko’s corner had no answer to all of Salido’s veteran tactics. He was even getting away with low blows to the hip and thigh area which prevented Lomachenko from getting any momentum. Laurence Cole (Referee) finally warned Salido about the low blows in the 5th round. We interviewed Cole immediately after and questioned him about the low blows. He stated that Lomanchenko was clinching and pulling him down so that was what was causing Salido’s punches to land lower. Cole took heavy criticism by

HBO commentators Lamply and Kellerman for not calling the fouls that Salido was committing. Salido later admitted in the post conference that the blows prevented him from breathing and he almost went down. Salido said he could have lost the fight at that time. Salido clinched and held on for dear life in the last round to cement a victory. During the post conference, Lomachenko looked defeated and showed no emotion. He was very classy with his responses and never talked bad about the ref, the judges, or Salido. He eventually revealed where his mind really was when he said, “I just want to go home to my family and be with my father. I just want to know that they are O.K.” It was at that moment when the members of the media realized that there are more important things in life than a winning or losing a boxing match. Life can be rough and for others it can be devastating. See, Lomanchenko is from the Ukraine and his country had just been invaded by the Russian Army. He just wanted to give his country something to be happy about during these hard times. I have a feeling he will be back and he will become a champion one day. Maybe then his country can have something to cheer about.

Judges Score:

Salido split decision Oren Shellenberger 113-115 Salido Jack Reiss 112-116Salido Levi Martinez 115-113 Lomachenko

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., fit and focused, decisively proved that he beat Bryan Vera this time. Chavez left no doubt he was a different man. He proved that he learned from his past mistakes. He showed up at a slim 167.5 lbs and avoided having to pay Vera $250,000. Vera’s camp teased Chavez holding up a giant check made out for $250,000 with a large red VOID stamp over it. After Chavez made weight, experts expected him to be focused and ready to win the fight. During the weigh-in, Chavez confidently said, “I made the weight, I am going to win the fight.” He immediately left the stage and answered questions for the media. We interviewed Bryan Vera and questioned him about Chavez’ appearance. “His stomach looked a little sunken in and he looked drained, I am going to hit him in the body.” Surprisingly, Vera did not go to the body, only hitting Chavez with 12 body shots all fight. Vera looked like he had control of the fight with his jab up to the the second round. It was not until then that you could tell that Chavez was the stronger puncher. Chavez power was slowly wearing Vera down. In the 4th round Vera stopped jabbing and the momentum turned to Chavez. It was later revealed that he injured his hand in the 4th and that was the cause for the missing jab. Chavez was dominant throughout the fight landing a total of 63 body shots.

He was never hurt during the fight, thanks to inheriting his fathers rock solid chin. He toyed with Vera in the the 5th round after taking a powerful straight right to the chin as to say, I can take your best shot. It was not until the last round that I feel Vera won another round largely in part to Chavez running around playing keep away. Chavez stated after the fight that he hurt his hand in the later rounds and was trying to prevent from further injuring it. In the end, it was fair to say that Chavez won the fight fair and square. No doubt about it, he was the better man. He might have proven to the world that he is ready to take on another champion and possibly become a world champion once again. He called out Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin during the post fight interview. Many insiders say he should get a rematch against Sergio “La Maravilla” Martinez. All I say is that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. looked like he is trying his best to become a legitimate champion without all the negative things that have haunted him in the past. In short, Lesson Learned.

Judges Score:

CHAVEZ JR. UNANIMOUS DECISION RUBEN CARRION-110 - 117 CHAVEZ JR. DELUCA 110 - 117 CHAVEZ JR. DAVID SUTHERLAND 113-114 CHAVEZ JR.


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RLM: WHEN DID YOU KNOW YOU WERE GOING TO BE A FIGHTER? OC: As an amateur I never thought I would turn professional. I would take it one fight at a time. FIRST FIGHT-Mario Bueno was the first fighter who I fought as an amateur. There was two guys to fight from Alice, TX and one was smaller and the other was bigger. I did not want to take advantage of the smaller guy so I chose to fight the bigger guy. Mario had a bunch of amateur fights he already had like 80 some fights. We competed 6 times against each other. We ended up going 3 and 3 against each other. RLM: DID YOU COMPETE FOR GOLD GLOVES? OC: As a matter of fact I did fight in the original San Antonio golden gloves and won it twice. Then i went to state and I won the state golden gloves i think it was in 1983. I went to the nationals and lost in the in the semi-finals in 1983 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When I turned 18 After i graduated hs I decided to turn processional because I wanted to seek other opportunities at the professional level. I 120 amateur fights. I won 108 and lost twelve. I was an amateur for 8 years. RLM: Do punches hurt with head gear? OC: once your adrenaline kicks in after the first round stars you don’t feel anything. I was weighing 6070 lbs you don’t feel anything. I guess as you get older you get stronger and thats when you feel more pain. When I was 14 years old I was knocking people out with body shots and punches to the head. RLM: WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST MAJOR FIGHT? OC: My first national title fight was the North American Boxing Federatoin. it was my 12th fight and it was on CBS. I fought Paul Gonzalez. It was for the flyweight North American Boxing Federation and I lost the 12th round decision to him. It was my fist big time fight.

experienced fighter so this fight that was a big turing point to my career. we fought in San Jose, California and I knocked him out in the 9th or 10th round. From then on I fought for the NABF title and I won. Then after that, I fought for the USBF title which I won also. Then, I got the opportunity to fight for the IBF title against Kevin Seabrookes.

RLM: WHO WAS YOUR TRAINER BACK THEN? OC: My trainer was Jesse Reed he was always my trainer for most of my carrier. My manager was Robert Spagnola from Houston, He is a great person and a great man. He helped me a lot. He manages Austin Trout who fought Canelo Alvarez. He helps RLM: THE FIGHTS YOU HAD AGAINST other fighters. He had Lou Savarese SEABROOKS WERE LEGENDARY.. WHEN (90s) who was a heavy weight as well. WAS THE FIRST TIME YOU FOUGHT HIM? OC: I believe we first fought in July of RLM: DO YOU STILL KEEP TOUCH WITH 1988. They came to me and asked if HIM? I wanted to fight against sea brooks. OC: Yes, I have him on Facebook so It was a once in a lifetime opportunity we keep in touch every once in a while and yeah I took it. I took advantage we chat. He is a promoter in Houston of it, i got prepared, i got ready, and I and does fights every month. He is was mentally and physically ready for good friend. that fight. back then it was 15 rounds, we went 15 rounds. I stopped him in RLM: GOING BACK TO YOUR BOXING the 15th round. I don’t remember who CAREER, WHAT WAS YOUR NEXT STEP was favorite. I guess he was because AFTER MOVING UP IN WEIGHT? he defended his title 6 times and he OC: I went to Junior Featherweight and fought in England and France. He which was up 4 lbs. at 122. I challenged was world champion so I guess he was Wilfredo Vasquez for the WBA world a favorite. title. We fought in San Anotionio. It was my first fight at 122 but the only RLM: Do you remember how you difference.. it was not much of a knocked sea brooks out? difference at 4 lbs more. OC: It was actually an overhand right.. I mean he got up and I went after him.. RLM: I REMEMBER WATCHING THAT I went for the kill. He did not throw FIGHT, IT WAS ON HBO RIGHT.. I punches back so the referee stopped THOUGHT YOU GOT ROBBED? the fight. So it was a TKO in the last OC: Yeah, the fight could have gone round. either way, but since he was the champion…. but we never got the RLM: DO YOU REMEMBER WHO THE opportunity to fight for a rematch ANNOUNCER WAS BACK THEN? because he did not want to. OC: It was Micheal Buffer. He was the announcer. Micheal Buffer was always RLM: WHY DID YOU NOT HAVE A the announcer for HBO and he was on REMATCH CLAUSE? CBS, NBC.. back then. So he’s been OC: There is a clause in a contract but around. if you are a champion, if you lose then you get the opportunity for a rematch. RLM: WHAT OTHER MAJOR FIGHTS DIDI If the opponent losses, then you are YOU HAVE? out of luck.. you know? OC: I won the title then and kept defending my title. I defended my title RLM: WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? 16 times (a record). OC: I fought for some insignificant title fights after that… I fought in Japan… I RLM: SO BECAUSE OF YOUR RECORD fought for like four or five more years DEFENSES 16 TIMES YOU WERE after that but I struggled to make CONSIDERED ONE OF THE GREATEST weight so i decided to retire. POUND FOR POUND FIGHTER BACK THEN RIGH? RLM: WAS IT A CHALLENGE TO MAKE A OC: Yes, I believe in 1992 or 93 I was LIVING BACK BECAUSE OF THE SMALLER considered one of the top 3 pound for FIGHTS? pound fighters in the world. OC: no.. no.. no.. I was getting over a $100,00 dollars a fight. I guess back RLM: DOES YOUR RECORD STILL STAND then it was not that bad. we fought AND HAS ANYONE GOTTEN CLOSE? over 20 years ago. It was alright it was OC: Yes, it is still a record. I think the last not that bad. But now these guys are time it was 9 defenses. It was kinda getting over half a million or more than half way there but nowadays it’s kinda that. Times have changed. difficult to defend your title 10 times much less 16 times. It’s amazing. I think RLM: WHAT ARE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT the record before me was standing for BELTS YOU HAVE WON THOUGH OUT 50 years. YOUR CAREER? OC: I have most of my belts (at home), RLM: DO YOU REMEMBER WHO WAS I have my USBA, IBA, IBC, IBF belts at THE RECORD HOLDER? home. OC: Manuel Ortiz he and fifteen consecutive fights. RLM: YOU AND YOUR BROTHER GABY CANIZALES WERE WORLD CHAMPIONS RLM: SO YOU WAITED TO BREAK IT AND IN THE SAME WEIGHT CLASS CORRECT THEN MOVED UP IN WEIGHT? AT THE SAME TIME RIGHT?..DID YOU OC: Yeah, i wanted to break it. CONSIDER FIGHTING YOUR BROTHER

ORLANDO CANIZALES RLM: Did you get to replay it to see what mistakes you made.? OC: Yes, back then it was on VHS and Beta (cassettes). But yeah I got to see it and learned form my mistakes. Then from then on I went on a winning streak. I won for about 8 OR 9 YEARS WITHOUT LOSING. I was a learning experience. RLM: What was the first title you won and at what weight class.? After losing to Paul Gonzalez, I fought this guy Javier Lucas; he had fought for the to tile many times in Japan. He was an

TO UNIFY THE BELTS? OC: Well yeah but were were never going to be the that position to fight each other but at that one point he was the WBO CHAMP AND I WAS THE IBF CHAMP. But we never thought about fighting each other. RLM: THAT MUST HAVE BEE ONE OF THE PROUDEST MOMENTS IN YOUR PARENTS LIFE? OC: It was history in the making. We were the first brothers to be champions in the same weight at the same time. There had been others like the SPINKS but they were champions at the different weight classes but not on the same weight class. RLM: SO YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN HISTORY AS THE FIRST BROTHERS TO BE CHAMPS IN THE SAME CLASS AT THE SAME TIME? OC: Yes, but now the Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko are champions in the same weight class as well but we were the first ones. RLM: Did you ever get to meet the Klitckos? OC: No. RLM: HOW DIFFICULT WAS IT TO RETIRE? OC: In a way i was ready because I felt I was burned out. I had fought over 50 some fights. I decided it was time to move on. I lost my last fight to Frankie Florido who went on to win a world title. RLM: WHEN AND HOW DID YOU GET THE NEWS YOU WERE INDUCTED IN THE INTL BOXING HALL OF FAME? OC: I was in class at TAMIU and I received a calL back in December of 2008. I received a call that I was inducted going to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame. I was just real thrilled and excited about that. I was inducted with Lenux Lewis and Brain Mitchell. RLM: HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT GETTING YOUR NAME ON THE WATER TOWERS AS YOU COME INTO TOWN? OC: The city manager Mr. Carlos Villareal has been very supportive and a great person. There were talks about that putting up a big sign they came up with the idea of the towers and he came through. I am grateful for that. RLM: IT’S GOT YOUR NAME AND YOUR BROHER’S NAME ON IT AND IT’S BONA BE THERE FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES. RLM: TELL US ABOUT WHAT HOW YOU CONTINUE TO REPRESENT LAREDO? OC: Well for now I just started training amateur fighters. I would like to coach professionally when the time comes but for now I want to keep it at amateur boxing. RLM: IT’S OUR HONOR TO HAVE YOU AS OUR FIRST COVER.


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“Fight camp for me consists of training 4 times a day 5 times a week 2 to 3 hours each training session. It takes a toll on you but at the end of the day you are going into a cage and going to war.” -Sonny

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onny is a Mixed Martial Artist from Laredo, Texas who currently runs the Laredo MMA Academy. During his interview, he explains how he grew up as a troubled youth. He moved to Dallas, Texas with his sister to try to escape his troubled past. It was there when Sonny fell in love with fighting. He joined a martial arts school and it was there where he began his journey to become a professional fighter. Sonny tells us about the difficulties of being a professional fighter. He gives us details of the ups and downs that he goes through. Luque is now passing on what he has learned to the kids of the community of Laredo. Make no mistake .....he will never stop being a fighter! RLM: HAVE YOU EVER HAD AN INJURY? SL: Nobody is a 100% in this sport and if they are, they are not doing it right. I’ve had a rib injury for my last 2 fights and I don’t have insurance so it’s very hard for me to go see a doctor. RLM: HOW DID YOU BECOME A PROFESSIONAL FIGHTER? SL: I started MMA back in 2000 in Dallas. I trained with Guy Mezger from the famous Lion’s Den Gym....where Ken and Frank Shamrock trained. I was a bad kid growing up in Laredo, TX. I got shot 3 times. You can see a bullet wound right here in my calf. I was a pretty bad kid, even the military would not take me with my bad record. I decided to move to Dallas where my sister lived. One day, I ran into a MMA Gym and the first day I wallked in, I got the beating of my life. It amazed me how easily these guys were handling me. Instead of leaving with my tail stuck between my legs,... I came back until I was at their level. 13 years later, I am still doing the same thing, man. RLM: SO JOINING THAT MMA GYM 13 YEARS AGO REALLY CHANGED YOUR LIFE? SL: It’s weird because my students who train with me were also in the same boat and they tell me, “coach, this saved my life, this saved my life .” I don’t tell them that this will change their life, it’s something that just happens. When you put the hard work into something you do, it gives you a feeling of high accomplishement. RLM: WHERE DO YOU TRAIN NOW? SL: I trian at my gym, Laredo MMA Academy. We been in opertions for 4 years. It’s in 1820 Laredo, St. We have classes for

“ You learn more from your loses than you do from your wins.”

everybody, we have classes for kids, woman, adults, and we also have a competition team. The common misconception is that you have to compete. No, we are a fitness gym that is doing something different. We are teaching them a different way to stay fit. We have been here for a while and I hope we continue going strong for years to come.

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Eliminating the threat of TRT Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) - Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) bans TRT Fair is Fair The Nevada State Athletic Commission has banned the use of TRT in combative sports. It was passed via unanimous vote on Thursday February 27, 2014. This could be the vote that could change the commission laws throughout the states. UFC president Dana White issued the following statement: “The Ultimate Fighting Championship fully supports the decision made today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission regarding the immediate termination of the therapeutic use exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy... he continued with, “We also intend to honor this ruling in international markets where, due to lack of governing bodies, the UFC oversees regulatory efforts for our live events. We encourage all athletic commissions to adopt this ruling.” What it means is that if you apply for any combative sporting license, you may not be able to apply for a new testosterone replacement

therapy exemption when applying for a new license to fight in Nevada. At the moment, Nevada has no licensed fighters with this exemption. Many believe that it may immediately effect aging UFC Fighters who are openly getting TRT. Doctors have reported that use of any steroid may increase the safety and health risk to fighters and their opponents. They also believe that it creates an uneven playing field because it may give an advantage to the fighters who get the treatment. Dr. Timothy Trianor (NSAC consulting physician) stated that there is a medical condition called primary hypogonadism. It is a uncommon condition for men with low testosterone but it is very easy to test. He was quoted as saying, “In my opinion, medical opinion, and this is my opinion, yes, I would assume that if someone had tested positive to performance enhancing drugs, I would assume that’s the cause of their low testosterone,” said Dr. Trainor. It is a known fact that athletes from different sports have found a way to circumvent testing for PEDs. It is my opinion that there may be some fighters that are doping before their fights. It is almost impossible to figure out how many are actually fighting naturally. There are rumors that aging fighters find a resurgence in their careers with the assistant of PEDs. Some agree that you can easily tell when fighters seem to easily

drop and gain weight fight at different classes with no problem. It is an ongoing mystery on who is doing it and who isn’t. MMA is a sport that really doesn’t dish out huge fight purses. This might be the reason why fighters might want to get an edge in order to stay relevant. It was revealed in the past that known UFC Superstars have tested positive for PEDs. According to Inside MMA, they revealed that Josh Barnett, Tim Sylvia, Kimo Leopold, VIctor Belfort, Royce Gracie, and Ken Shamrock tested positive for PEDs during their careers. The list of positive results continue to grow. It is fair to say that I don’t blame any fighter who takes any drug to stay ahead of the game because chances are that their opponent is on something as well.


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Catch the Big Show’s (9-1-0) next fight in Abu Dhabi against Polish heavyweight Daniel Omielanczuk (16-3-1, 1NC, fighting out of Warsaw, Poland) April 11, 2014.

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How did u get the nickname the big show?

it is just something that i was called growing up by my friends and brother. My brother (Jacob Rosholt),back then, was also fighting for UFC. He said, we need to give you a nickname... “You are the big show.” I said, “Oh, well I guess that’s what it is... The Big Show.

You are on a 5 fight winning steak, can you tell us about your most recent UFC fight against Walt Harris? The fight went to a unanimous decision. that was my first fight with UFC and it was against a very athletic opponent. He is a big guy, who was also a division 1 college athlete. It was tough fight, he was a tough guy for my first fight. those fights that go the distance...those are the tough ones, to go the distance and come up on top and get a unanimous decision is a good motivator for me. It gives me a lot of confidence.

How did you end up in Texas after wrestling in OKC?

My management team, Team Takedown are based out of Mansfield, Texas. It’s a town right by Arlington, Texas. That is why I came here straight down from Oklahoma. Soon, after is when everyone that trained with me in OK ST. moved down to Texas once we found a gym we liked. I’ve been in Texas going on 4 years.


Can you tell us about your progress after being a college wrestler and how you integrate that experience in your mma fights? I wrestled in college at Oklahoma State University and won the Big 12 Championship. i was an all-american 3 times and the most winningest heavyweight in OSU history. i had a good winning percentage but never did win the national championship. that is what kept me wanting to move on to try to keep competing. i wasnt ready to be done competing. I really don’t see anyone in the UFC with the wrestling credentials I have at heavyweight. Cane Velazquez, the UFC heavyweight Champion has some good skills. I think I sit pretty well in the UFC with my wrestling credentials.

of my fights and never really got tired. I think it impressed the UFC and that’s something that should be impressive to them. A lot of heavyweights get tired fast.

Do you have a hard time losing or do you have a hard time gaining weight? I have really revved up my training with my conditioning. My weight has been dipping down to the 230s. I’ve been working really hard and trying to eat really clean. I am usually down to about 240 right before my fights then I weigh in at 245 (at the fight). I will be happy if I come in at 240.

Food question, what tastes better,

Do you have a hard time finding training Whataburger or In-and-Out Burger? partners being a heavyweight? We actually had Whataburger in Oklahoma but I never had It’s really hard but it has gotten a lot better. Once your name gets out there and you make the UFC, everyone wants to come out here and train with you. It becomes difficult at times. I gets to a point where we are begging people to come in to help train with me. Random people come and think they can fight but once they get beat up a bit don’t ever come back.

it before. I had it a couple of times but I actually loved it. I have had In-and-Out burger before and it is pretty good as well. But I am more of a Whataburger guy. I just think Whataburger tastes much better.

At what point in your training do you stop going full speed?

When I was in college, people recognized me in college and in the wrestling circle but not much after that. Now that I am in UFC, I was approached by a guy after my recent fight and told me I looked like a guy who had just fought last week. I just told him yeah that was me. He was like, “You gotta be kidding me.” Another day I walk into the Walgreens to grab something and a family just comes up to me and says, “You are so and so... we are really big fans.” That stuff motivates me and gets me motivated to get better.

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We try to do some type of live action training about once a day. One day can be more technique based. Then in the later it can be more grappling where we go live on the ground. It could also be where we do some circuit training in the day and then in the evening is just boxing. Then in the middle of the week it’s sparing where we go about 40% where you are concentrating on combinations. Finally, on Friday we go full on.. but we wear big gloves, head gear, chin pads etc.. because we don’t want anybody to get hurt.

Did you ever catch the first UFC fights where there was no weight divisions and it was a no holds bar type of fighting?

Do people recognize you when you out now?

Would you consider coming to Laredo to meet fans and sign cool stuff for them one day? I would love to give back to my fans. I want them to know about the UFC and wrestling.

What was it like fighting in Las Vegas for your first time? Were you nervous?

I really didn’t see much of the UFC until my brother started getting into it. It is crazy to watch how UFC has evolved throughout the years. It’s nuts to think that a 150-170 lb. I was not nervous at all. I don’t really get real nervous before guy would want to go against a 250 lb. guy. That would be a a fight. I am usually very prepared so I don’t think there is great way to get very hurt. any need for that. Fighting in Vegas was awesome. When you are walking towards the cage, you can definitely feel the How did you get to sign with UFC? energy. You are definitely more excited to be there. I was jumping around the Oklahoma MMA circuit. I fought for several other smaller companies like Titan, and I fought Twitter: for Legacy a few times. When I fought with Legacy, once I @jaredrosholt signed with them I let them know that if UFC called I was going with them. They were very good about it. They were Facebook: Jared Rosholt pushing me and fighting for me to get there. I won most


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Sara Patricia Official Ring Life Mag Ring girl UFC or Boxing? I’m a UFC girl, my favorite is between Connor Mcgreggor or Johnny Hendricks.

Man-crush?

It has to be Connor Mcgreggor, I’m all about the beard and the way he dresses, he has a sense of style.

Lamest song on your playlist?

All my songs are pretty cool, at least to me they are.

What’s your future look like? I have so many fitness oriented things going on I see my self being a professional bikini competitor and opening up my own gym.

You feel sexiest in?

Baggy sweat pants, socks and a sports bra, and of course lingerie.

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