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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
By Ron Valderrama Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (27-3-2, 9 KOs) will face Abie Han (23-1, 14 KOs), in a twelve-round bout for the vacant USBA middleweight title. The featured bout will be televised on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fight’s,” tomorrow night at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The event is being presented by DiBella Entertainment and Goossen Promotions. In a conversation with Carlos Salinas (who goes by phatkahr), Public Relations Manager of Social Media for Sergio Mora, said Sergio Mora weighed in at 160 pounds onRead More
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Posted On February 3, 2015By ronatringsideIn local

Iron Boy Promotions announces first show of year

By Ron Valderrama Scottsdale based Iron Boy Promotions announced  it’s first show of the year for 2015. “Iron Boy 19,” will take place at on Feb. 28 at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix. The card will feature some of Arizona’s finest boxing talent. The main event features Valley lightweight Victor Castro (13-0, 6KOs), facing a tough Cesar Vasquez (25-3, 16 KOs) of Mexicalli, Mexico. Castro continues to improve as a fighter since under the direction of trainer Israel Vasquez, the former two-time World Champion. Vasquez has brought out the bestRead More

Posted On January 31, 2015By ronatringsideIn local, Uncategorized

Super Brawl Showdow

By Albert Alvarez Swarm Entertainment in association with Mosley Showdown Promotions brought forth the world’s first: Super Brawl Showdown I. Despite the off and on rainy wet conditions, it was a jumpy hyped atmosphere that brought a night full of action packed bouts. UFC star Benson Henderson was also in attendance taking in the action. My colleague Ralph Velez Jr and I were literally stepping on to uncharted waters in working this MMA Pay Per View event. And sitting alongside local amateur fighters, Ariel Arismendez and Sulem Urbina Soto, weRead More

Posted On January 31, 2015By ronatringsideIn local

Wilder. .The Champ is here!

Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs), defeated Bermane Stiverne (24-2, 21 KOs) last night, claiming the WBC World Heavyweight Title. The twelve-round bout was televised by Showtime from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Before Deontay Wilder, many years had passed since an American held a heavyweight title, the most notable, Shannon Briggs back in 2006. Many questioned Wilder as a legitimate heavyweight, he had never fought past four rounds and most of his opponents were less skilled, but credit Wilder for staying busy and his willingness to takeRead More

Posted On January 27, 2015By ronatringsideIn national

Rios destroys Alvarado in trilogy match

Brandon Rios (33-2-1, 24 KOs), absolutely destroyed an unprepared Mike Alvarado (34-4, 23 KOs) by TKO in round three of a scheduled twelve round trilogy match, before Alvarado’s hometown crowd at the First Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado last night. The event was presented by Top Rank Boxing, and televised on HBO Boxing. Rios was in total command from the first bell, he wasted no time bringing on his attack game, quickly frustrating the former warrior. Alvarado appeared out of his element, even though the two had fought twice beforeRead More