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By Team USA/ (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.)  – Five of USA Boxing’s elite women traveled across the globe on Wednesday for the 66th annual Strandja International Boxing Tournament, February 24-28, in Sofia, Bulgaria. Flyweight Virginia Fuchs(Kemah, Texas), bantamweight Christina Cruz (New York, N.Y.), lightweight Mikaela Mayer (Los Angeles, Calif.), light welterweight Rashida Ellis (Lynn, Mass.), and middleweight Tika Hemingway (Pittsburgh, Pa.) will all compete in the first international tournament of the year for Team USA’s female boxers. All five American athletes are coming off strong performances at the 2015 USA BoxingRead More

Posted On February 22, 2015By ronatringsideIn local

Latest results from Arizona Golden Gloves Championships

By Ralph Velez/Arizona Boxing Network Photo Courtesy-Ralph Velez Destiny Torres (crowne) comes up short in the 114lb championship over Evelyn Anaya (Broadway) Jaciel Carbajal (fuentes) over Fernando Meza (strong enough) for the 106lb championship Daniel Ruelas (rodriguez) beats Nick Quiros for the 125lb championship Angel Quintana (guadalupe) over Ramon Arroyo (Neutral Corner) for the 123lb championship And Armando Chavez (Guadalupe) beats Alex Moreno (cross driven) in the 114lb championship. Gym of the day!!! Guadalupe Boxing KO of the day- Dontal Johnson Iron Gloves Boxing The action continues today at 2pmRead More
By: Albert Alvarez/Arizona Boxing Network Photo Credit: Mayweather Promotions Back in 2007, when Oscar De La Hoya locked horns with Floyd Mayweather Jr., the big fight was often mentioned by media and fans as the fight to save boxing. I never really understood what they meant by that. Fast forward to today a day after the official announcement of what many are already calling the biggest fight in the history of the sport in Mayweather/Pacquiao. And yet once again, many are already making the reference that Floyd versus Manny willRead More
By Ron Valderrama/ Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs), proved his worth as a legitimate fighter in a win over a crafty Martin Murray (29-2-1, 12 KOs) yesterday in Monte Carlo, Monoco. The featured bout was televised on HBO Boxing. It was reported that Golovkin wanted to go twelve rounds to show his skill as a fighter. Golovkin fell one round short of achieving that goal, but did add another knockout to his record. Round-by-round, Golovkin was in total control of the fight. Murray was mainly in defensive mode theRead More

Posted On February 17, 2015By ronatringsideIn local

Valley ring announcer Ralph Velez to announce Roy Jones Jr. Card

By Ron Valderrama/ Valley ring announcer, Ralph Velez has been selected as official ring announcer for the upcoming Roy Jones Jr. Promotions card on Mar. 13, at the We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center in Fountain Hills, Arizona. In 2011, and just his second professional boxing card, Velez announced the ESPN Friday Night Fight’s card in Phoenix. The exposure brought national attention to Velez and propelled him to a new level. In a telephone conversation yesterday, Velez said he was contacted recently by Roy Jones Jr. Boxing about ring announcing the Mar.Read More

Posted On February 14, 2015By ronatringsideIn national

AZ Front Row Magazine: Jose Benavidez Jr. chasing dreams

By: Albert Alvarez I still can recall having one of my first sit down conversation with Jose Benavidez Jr. Now even though I have known Junior since his amateur boxing days, we didn’t have our first actual boxing conversation until he was about 10 fights into his professional boxing career. My first question to Junior was for him to tell me about his dreams, his short or long time goals, his response to me was Junior telling me in a low yet in a full of conviction tone that hisRead More

Posted On February 13, 2015By ronatringsideIn dante

Golovkin continues quest to conquer middleweight division

BY DANTE LIGON Photo: Gennady Golovkin/ On February 21st, one of the hottest divisions in boxing takes center stage as Gennady Golovkin (31-0) of Karagandy, Kazakhstan faces Martin Murray (29-1-1) of St. Helens England. The fight will be at 160 pounds for Golovkin’s WBA and WBC interim middleweight titles and will be televised on HBO Boxing. Golovkin has been terrorizing the middleweight division consistently for the past two years. With that being said, he has had trouble locking down a big name “A” list elite opponent. Names like Miguel CottoRead More

Posted On February 8, 2015By ronatringsideIn national

Mora captures USBA middleweight title with win over Han

By Ron Valderrama Photo Courtesy-PhatKahr/ Sergio Mora defeated a heavy handed Abie Han last night on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fight’s.” The featured bout was held at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, capturing the USBA middleweight title. The event is being presented by DiBella Entertainment and Goossen Promotions. Abie Han has more power, but could not counter back effectively until the later rounds due to the range and the style of Mora. The bout tested both fighters and overall was a good match-up. Credit Han for taking the fightRead More

Posted On February 6, 2015By ronatringsideIn local

A look at boxer Edgar Brito and why he fights for a cause

By Emily Pandelakis With a maturity uncharacteristic of a twenty year old, Edgar Brito (3-0-1, 2 KOs) will walk into the ring on February 28th with the weight of his family, fans and two cities on his shoulders. Boxing since he was thirteen years old, Brito takes to heart the time and money his father/trainer Edgar Sr. has spent to advance his son’s boxing career over the years. “He’s spent all of his money helping me to get to this point in my career. He’s my trainer, and my loudestRead More
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Posted On February 6, 2015By ronatringsideIn local

Arizona boxers post wins today at 2015 National Silver Gloves

By Ron Valderrama Arizona is making a statement this year at the 2015 National Silver Gloves in Independence, MO. In tonight’s action, and the second bout of the evening, Robert Meriwether of Phoenix advanced as he wins his quarter-final bout against New Jersey.  Maximusr Castro of Phoenix won his quarter-final bout against Massachusetts in the eleventh bout of the evening. Both Meriwether and Castro fight out of the Knockout Boxing Club in Phoenix and are coached by Andrews Soto. The hard work has paid off and was apparent in tonight’s performanceRead More