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Posted On February 12, 2018By ronatringsideIn local

Ximenez defeats Lagos in thriller

By: Ron Valderrama/Secondsout.com Photo: Ronatringside.com Ray Ximenez (17-1, 4 KOs), defeated Eugene Lagos (12-5-2, 7 KOs) last night at the Bomb Factory in Dallas in a featherweight bout that was scheduled for 8 rounds. The featured main event bout was presented by Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions, in association with Montoya Boxing and was televised on beIN Sports. The real action started in round 2, both fighters exchanging non-stop punches. Going into round 5, neither fighter was showing any sign of giving up, keeping a steady pace and throwing punches.Read More

Posted On February 10, 2018By ronatringsideIn local


From: Emily Pandelakis/Iron Boy Promotions Photo: Iron Boy Promotions PHOENIX – February 6, 2018 – Two of Arizona’s most exciting prospects will face off in a 10 round bout at Super Bantamweight, vying for the WBC USNBC title, live at Celebrity Theatre and via Iron Boy PPV at ironboy.com.  Local, undefeated prospect Carlos Castro (19-0, 8KO) will put his ‘O’ on the line in his toughest fight to date versus Alexis “Beaver” Santiago (21-5-1, 8KO). Both fighters cut their teeth in South Phoenix gyms as kids.  Castro began his boxing career at the age of seven,Read More
From: Marc Abrams/RagingBabe.com Photo: RagingBabe.com ATLANTIC CITY – January 8, 2018 – Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna will headline the inaugural Boardwalk Boxing series when he takes the battle-tested veteran Gabriel Bracero in a ten-round welterweight bout for the WBC Fecarbox welterweight title on Saturday, February 24th at The Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City. The bout will be the main event of a huge night of boxing promoted by Rising Star Promotions The new Boardwalk Boxing series, which was announced last week, promised high-quality matchups while featuring the best local fighters. LaManna, 26, of Millville, New Jersey has an impressive markRead More
By Ron Valderrama/Secondsout.com Photo: Ronatringside.com   The team at Secondsout.com have selected WBC super middleweight champion, David. “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez as Breakout Fighter of the Year. The breakout fighter of the year category for 2017 was loaded with boxing talent, Jeff Horn, Gervonta Davis and Dmitry Bivol, to name a few.   Benavidez, perhaps, was a boxing prodigy well before he even turned pro. The younger brother of Jose Benavidez Jr., he is no stranger in the sport and has been around boxing for most of his life. BothRead More

Posted On December 28, 2017By ronatringsideIn local

Albert Alvarez: My 2017 Boxing’s Year End Awards

By: Albert Alvarez Photo: Ronatringside.com Upset of the year- Jeff Horn UD12 Manny Pacquiao: Coming into the fight, very few fight fans (myself included) had never even heard of Jeff Horn the boxer from Australia. So it was of no surprise that the great Manny Pacquiao opened up the betting lines as a 10-1 favorite. But shocker alert, the dirty slugging school teacher from down under roughed up the Pac-Man to win a unanimous controversial decision. With the shocking win, Horn captured the WBO Welterweight title. Prospect of the year– ForRead More
Emily Pandelakis – Victory Promotions/Now Promotions Victory Boxing Promotions and Now Boxing Promotions fighters Jaron “Boots” Ennis and Carlos “El Tiburon” Sanchez finished 2017 strong over the weekend, with wins in Philadelphia and Mexicali, respectively.  Standout flyweight prospect Manuel Flores also won in Mexicali, securing his third win since his professional debut earlier this year. At the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia on Friday, Ennis entered the venue to thunderous applause from the local crowd, who hadn’t seen the hometown favorite in action in the city since June.  Ennis faced New Jersey’s George “El Terrible” Sosa, and looked sharp enRead More
From: Golden Boy Promotions JESUS SOTO KARASS VS. JUAN CARLOS ABREU FIGHT WEEK MEDIA SCHEDULE *All Times are Pacific Time* TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31 3:30 p.m. GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN MEDIA WORKOUT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Location: Pascua Yaqui Wellness Center 5305 W. Calle Torim, Tucson AZ 85757 3:00 p.m. – Media Arrival 3:30 p.m. – Media Workout Begins WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 12:00 p.m. GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN WEIGH-IN BEGINS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Location: Casino Del Sol’s New Paradiso Lounge, located next to the Bingo Hall, 5655 W.Read More

Posted On October 15, 2017By ronatringsideIn local

Castro preserves unbeaten record against Nieves

By: Ron Valderrama/Secondsout.com Photo: Rhonda Costa/Twin Flame Images Super bantamweight, Carlos Castro (19-0, 8 KOs) kept his unbeaten record intact, defeating Basilio Nieves (15-4, 3 KOs) by TKO on Saturday at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix and was the featured main event on the Iron Boy 42 card. It didn’t take Castro long to adjust to the awkward style of Nieves, who kept moving forward on Castro in the opening round. Castro’s corner instructed him to make adjustments. Going into round 2, it was evident the adjustments made a differenceRead More
Photo: Golden Boy Promotions WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18 AT 1:00 P.M. PT WHO: JESUS “RENUENTE” SOTO KARASS, Welterweight contender RYAN “KINGRY” GARCIA, Junior NABF Super Featherweight Champion ROLANDO ARELLANO, Fighter Relations for Golden Boy Promotions SERGIO DIAZ, President of Showdown Promotions GERRY TRUAX, Director of Boxing for Showdown Promotions WHAT: Jesus “Renuente” Soto Karass (28-12-4, 18 KOs), the experienced Mexican warrior of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, and the newly-crowned Junior NABF Super Featherweight Champion Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (11-0, 10 KOs) will hold a press conference on Wednesday, October 18 at theRead More
From: Raging Babe THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12 12:00pm MEDIA ARRIVAL & LUNCHEON (provided by Hungry Leaf) Location: Title Boxing Club Cary 2046 Renaissance Park Place Cary, NC 27513 12:30pm FIGHTER WORKOUTS 1:00pm FIGHTERS CIRCLE Q & A 1-on-1 Interviews Photo Opps Please join us this Thursday, October 12th at 12:00 p.m. for complimentary lunch (catered by Hungry Leaf) and open workouts in advance of Thursday Night Fights – North Carolina Championship Boxing. Meet the Raleigh-Durham area fighters who will step into the ring on this historic night, and see how they’reRead More