Friday, January 28, 2011
West Coast Watch: Conflicting Cards, a Swan Song for Drunken Master, and the Top Rank-Don King Alliance
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
It’s been awhile since I got back on the wagon but I did my due diligence and scoured enough reconnaissance from Interstate Highway 1 and U.S. Route 95 to bring you the latest Watch.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Before they make the leap to contender, this Saturday’s edition of “Top Rank Live” offers fight fans an early opportunity to watch three of the brightest prospects in the sport.
The Fox Deportes-televised show will broadcast separate bouts featuring the undefeated trio of super featherweight Diego Magdaleno, featherweight Roberto Marroquin, and light welterweight Jose Benavidez Jr.
Here’s a primer on Top Rank’s version of “triple trouble” leading up to their respective battles at the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
All too often, we are misled.
However, in the case of super middleweight prospect Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez, 17-0 (13), judging by his actions between bouts, it would be hard to question his commitment.LINK: http://www.maxboxing.com/news/promo-lead/edwin-la-bomba-rodriguez-embodies-dedication
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
After a 16-month stretch of inactivity, one of boxing’s obscure talents is finally ready to take off once again against Gloria Salas, 3-5-1 (1), on the undercard of this Friday’s edition of Telefutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate.”LINK: http://www.maxboxing.com/news/promo-lead/ava-knight-gears-up-for-the-spotlight
Friday, January 7, 2011
Here are the fights I plan on covering live in the next few months. I probably won’t get to do all of them, but I’m going to try. If you happen to be at any of these events, feel free to swing by press row and say hello!
Jan. 7 (Fairfield, CA):
Venue: Fairfield Sports Center
Featured Bouts: Brandon Gonzales v. Lester Gonzalez, middleweights; Alan Sanchez v. Cristian Favela, welterweights
Feb. 4 (Santa Ynez, CA):
Venue: Chumash Casino & Resort
Featured Bouts: Lateef Kayode v. Nick Iannuzzi, cruiserweights; Luis Franco v. Leonilo Miranda, featherweights
Feb. 11 (Vacaville, CA):
Venue: Vacaville Ice Sports Rink
Featured Bouts: Alan Sanchez v. TBA, welterweights; Manuel Avila v. Edgar Flores, super bantamweights
Feb. 19 (Las Vegas, NV):
Venue: Mandalay Bay Casino & Resort
Featured Bouts: Fernando Montiel v. Nonito Donaire, WBC/WBO bantamweight title; Mike Jones v. Jesus Soto Karass, welterweights
Feb. 25 (Richmond, CA):
TV: TV5 (Philippines)
Venue: Craneway Pavilion
Featured Bout: Ana Julaton v. Franchesca Alcanter, WBO super bantamweight title
Mar. 19 (Montreal, QC):
Venue: Bell Centre
Featured Bouts: Lucian Bute v. Brian Magee, IBF super middleweight title; Steve Molitor v. Takalani Ndlovu, IBF super bantamweight title
Apr. 30 (Toronto, ON):
TV: Zuffa Pay-Per-View
Venue: Rogers Centre
Featured Bout: Georges St. Pierre v. Jake Shields, UFC welterweight title
May 7 (Las Vegas, NV):
TV: HBO Pay-Per-View
Venue: MGM Grand Casino & Resort
Featured Bout: Manny Pacquiao v. Shane Mosley, WBO welterweight title
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
In a little over 48 hours, professional boxing comes to Fairfield, Calif., this Friday in the form of Telefutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” series.
The Golden Boy/Don Chargin-promoted card has a distinct Northern California feel to it; six of the eight bouts feature at least one fighter from the region.
For middleweight Brandon Gonzales and super bantamweight Manuel Avila, Friday represents an opportunity to inch closer toward earning their spots alongside Nonito Donaire, Andre Ward, and Robert Guerrero in the upper echelon of Northern California’s pro fighters.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Sacramento light heavyweight Otis Griffin had lost 5 out of 6 and was faced with the prospect of hanging up his gloves. But after 4 straight wins, this modern day Cinderella Man is just 1 win away from a long-awaited world title shot! Read on for more.