Category: Latino

Alina De Cuba Producer John Martinez O’Felan Talks Latino Representation In Hollywood

By Xavier LeBlanc Crew member holding a movie clapboard on the set of Alina de Cuba.  John Martinez O’Felan spoke to LatinHeat in regard to Latino representation. MANKIND ENTERTAINMENT/LATINHEAT Alina of Cuba is based on the true-life story of former Cuban exile Alina Fernandez (aka “Castro’s Daughter”). The film is a celebration of the bravery of

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Boxer Abner Mares Deems Himself A Winner Before Throwing A Single Punch 

By Percy Lovell Crawford MONTEBELLO, Calif. — Risk means a situation that involves exposure to danger. Abner Mares knows that reality well. He returns to the boxing ring on Sept. 4 against Miguel Flores, which many consider a high-risk fight. Mares suffered a detached retina while preparing to face superstar Gervonta Davis. The fight never happened

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Punch Up: Danny Garcia Readies For Key Fight Against Jose Benavidez 

By Percy Lovell Crawford PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia is known for its great cheesesteak and the ability to breed amazing boxers. Danny Garcia is a perfect example. The former 140-pound kingpin moved up to 147 after conquering the junior welterweight division and faced what was once considered the Big Three: Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter and Errol Spence

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Fight Club: Artur Beterbiev Challenges Boxing Rivals Dmitry Bivol And Canelo Alvarez

By Lem Satterfield Boxing champ Artur Beterbiev is ready for all comers. Beterbiev holds titles from the International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Organization (WBO) and the World Boxing Council (WBC). He craves an undisputed all-Russian 175-pound battle with WBA counterpart Dmitry Bivol, as well as a clash with twice-beaten four-division champion Canelo Alvarez. Beterbiev

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Combate Global Set To Be Most-Watched MMA Brand In North America

By George A. Willis First he was the co-creator of the of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Now Campbell McLaren is making his MMA Hispanic sports and media franchise into the biggest in North America. Today the UFC is one of the most successful franchises in sports history and Combate Global seems to be tracing the

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Errol Spence Overcomes Perilous Sixth Round To Stop Yordenis Ugas

By Lem Satterfield Errol Spence declared “I’m the best fighter at 147 pounds and arguably the best fighter in the world” before Saturday’s 10th-round technical knockout over Yordenis Ugas in front of nearly 40,000 spectators at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Remaining undefeated at 28-0 with an equally impressive 22 KOs, Spence made his case

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