tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036Fri, 06 Sep 2013 23:12:53 +0000Norcalboxing.netThe latest Northern California/Bay Area pro &amp; Region 11 amateur boxing news from Ryan Maquiñana. Get the Maqdown on Twitter: @RMaq28.http://www.maqdown.com/noreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)Blogger649125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-3479013861638779593Fri, 06 Sep 2013 23:12:00 +00002013-09-06T16:12:53.495-07:00NorCal Pound-for-Pound Top 10: September 2013<b>By Ryan Maquiñana</b><br /><i><b>CSNBayArea.com</b></i><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.csnbayarea.com/article/norcal-pound-pound-top-10-summer-slump"><img border="0" height="246" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HnrGl9mMF0k/UiphIqGH8UI/AAAAAAAAFtg/VUzDT54bSbE/s400/Screen+shot+2013-09-06+at+4.10.26+PM.png" width="400" /></a>&nbsp;</div><br />The summer of discontent continues for the local boxing scene, as not a single fighter in CSNBayArea.com’s NorCal Pound-for-Pound Top 10 has recorded a victory since May, when No. 5 Ava Knight outpointed Linda Soto.<br /><br />Since our last poll in July, No. 8 Carina Moreno and No. 9 Ana Julaton both incurred decision losses, further contributing to a dismal 2013 where No. 2 Nonito Donaire, No. 3 Robert Guerrero, and No. 10 Vicente Escobedo have already tasted defeat.<br /><br />This tally doesn’t even include No. 6 Brandon Gonzales, who was robbed by the judges of a win in June against Thomas Oosthiuzen and had to settle for a draw.<br /><br />Perhaps No. 4 Karim Mayfield can stop the slump on September 28, when the San Franciscan faces Pavel Miranda in a bout that he is expected to win. With Guerrero, Donaire, and No. 1 Andre Ward also scheduled to fight in the upcoming months, some measure of equilibrium should be attained by year’s end.<br /><br />Until then, Alejandro Perez has usurped Moreno in the 8th spot. The North Salinas slugger stretched his winning streak to three after overwhelming Edgar Riovalle on UniMás in July. The currently inactive Vicente Escobedo rises one notch to No. 9, while Moreno drops to the final slot on the poll, bumping Julaton out.<br /><br />Let’s take a look at the latest news on the NorCal Pound-for-Pound Top 10 for September.<br /><br /><b>LINK: <a href="http://www.csnbayarea.com/article/norcal-pound-pound-top-10-summer-slump">http://www.csnbayarea.com/article/norcal-pound-pound-top-10-summer-slump</a></b>http://www.maqdown.com/2013/09/norcal-pound-for-pound-top-10-september.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-7186279302325796230Fri, 06 Sep 2013 23:08:00 +00002013-09-06T16:08:14.868-07:00Daly City's Mahmutovic in Ukraine for Junior Worlds<b>Press Release</b><br /><i><b>By USA Boxing</b></i><br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9Z755izMrCA/UipgH54hNjI/AAAAAAAAFtU/Kb5OWd8RdaI/s1600/suray936993_464080273668822_949576614_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="180" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9Z755izMrCA/UipgH54hNjI/AAAAAAAAFtU/Kb5OWd8RdaI/s320/suray936993_464080273668822_949576614_n.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b>Mahmutovic is ready to shine on the world stage.</b></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – After months of preparation, Team USA’s junior men will face off against the best young boxers on the planet at the AIBA Junior World Championships, <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_211212464" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">September 7-15</span></span> at the Kiev Palace of Sports in Kiev, Ukraine. The 13 representatives on the United States squad closed their acclimation training camp in Assisi, Italy <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_211212465" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">on Thursday</span></span> in order to travel to Kiev for the event. Nearly 400 boxers from 57 nations across the globe are registered to compete in the AIBA Junior World Championships, which takes place every other year. All of the tournament participants will step on the scale <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_211212466" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">on Saturday</span></span> prior to the event draw and first session of competition.</span></span></span><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">The 13 young men hoping to win gold for Team USA are pinweight </span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Jordan White </span></span></b><span style="color: #0e0e0e;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">(Waldorf, Md.), light flyweight </span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Daniel Gonzalez </span></span></b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">(Moreno Valley, Calif.), flyweight </span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Joseph Cuellar </span></span></b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">(Tulare, Calif.), light bantamweight </span></span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Shakur Stevenson </span></span></b><span style="color: #0e0e0e;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">(Newark, N.J.), bantamweight </span></span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Devin Haney </span></span></b><span style="color: #0e0e0e;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">(Las Vegas, Nev.), featherweight </span></span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Michael Nelson </span></span></b><span style="color: #0e0e0e;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">(Mansfield, Ohio), lightweight </span></span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Keoni Adric, Jr. </span></span></b><span style="color: #0e0e0e;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">(Haleiwa, Hawaii), light welterweight </span></span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Brandon Trejo </span></span></b><span style="color: #0e0e0e;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">(Napa, Calif.), welterweight </span></span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Javier Estrada </span></span></b><span style="color: #0e0e0e;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">(Palmdale, Calif.), junior middleweight </span></span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Alexis Rocha </span></span></b><span style="color: #0e0e0e;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">(Santa Ana, Calif.), middleweight </span></span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Eric Murguia </span></span></b><span style="color: #0e0e0e;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">(Mission Hills, Calif.), light heavyweight </span></span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Suray Mahmutovic </span></span></b><span style="color: #0e0e0e;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">(Daly City, Calif.), and heavyweight </span></span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Pano Tiatia </span></span></b><span style="color: #0e0e0e;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">(St. George, Utah).</span></span></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="color: #0e0e0e; font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="color: #0e0e0e; font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Preliminary round action will run through <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_211212467" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">Friday, September 13</span></span> with semifinal competition taking place on Saturday, September 14. The event will culminate with championship round action in all 13 weight divisions on <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_211212469" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">Sunday, September 15</span></span> at the Kiev Palace of Sports.</span></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="color: #0e0e0e; font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="color: #0e0e0e; font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">The event will be the first World Championship competition for all of the United States boxers, but the athletes gained valuable international experience in Ukraine in May at the Victory Day Tournament in Ukraine. Team USA won nine medals in the junior international event with light flyweight </span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Daniel Gonzalez </span></span></b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">(Moreno Valley, Calif.), light bantamweight </span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Shakur Stevenson </span></span></b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">(Newark, N.J.) and heavyweight </span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Pano Tia Tia </span></span></b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">(St. George, Utah) all claiming gold. The U.S. squad has also participated in multiple training camps with USA Boxing International Teaching Coach </span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Pedro Roque </span></span></b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">at the U.S. Olympic Training Center to prepare for the biggest event in the world for junior boxers. </span></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Coaches </span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Edward Rivas </span></span></b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">(San Antonio, Texas), </span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Willie Moses</span></span></b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"> (Newark, N.J.), </span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Keoni Adric, Sr.</span></span></b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"> (Haleiwa, Hawaii), and </span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Jacob Najar</span></span></b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"> (Indio, Calif.) are serving as the team coaches for the United States team. </span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Ilya Friedman </span></span></b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">(Brooklyn, N.Y.) is the squad’s Team Manager at the event with </span></span><b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Dr. Rodney Muhammad</span></span></b><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"> (Colorado Springs, Colo.) working as the Team Physician.</span></span></span></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; text-align: center;"><i><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><br /></span></span></span></i></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; text-align: center;"><i><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">USA Boxing, as the national governing body for Olympic-style boxing, is the United States’ member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) and a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).</span></span></span></i><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"></span></span></span></div>###http://www.maqdown.com/2013/09/daly-citys-mahmutovic-in-ukraine-for.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-6986048013489547044Sun, 28 Jul 2013 21:23:00 +00002013-07-28T14:23:00.724-07:00Keith Thurman Commercial for Southwest Airlines (Parody)Keith Thurman inadvertently starred in his own Southwest Airlines commercial Saturday night when he thanked the San Diego fight fans after his win. Too bad he was in San Antonio. Either way, he finished the show in style, stopping Diego Chaves in the 10th round.<br /><br /><br /><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/AIGBDH70D1Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>http://www.maqdown.com/2013/07/keith-thurman-commercial-for-southwest.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-2978495860044551619Sat, 27 Jul 2013 23:45:00 +00002013-07-27T16:45:14.138-07:00CSN Bay Area Video Highlights from Redwood CityWatch all the highlights from Friday night's card in Redwood City including every single knockout, knockdown, and postfight interviews with each of the six winners!<br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://player.theplatform.com/p/pcPFDC/cjUkU8H8GQs9/embed/select/taTKZxtiYI4E?params=zone%3Dvideo_content_type&amp;autoPlay=true" width="640">Your browser does not support iframes.</iframe><br /><br /><div style="text-autospace: none;"><b>RESULTS FROM REDWOOD CITY:</b><br /><br />PAUL MENDEZ UD10 DASHON JOHNSON (98-92, 99-91, 99-91)</div><div style="text-autospace: none;">Middleweights</div><div style="text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div style="text-autospace: none;">BRUNO ESCALANTE TKO1 MANUEL GALAVIZ (3:00)</div><div style="text-autospace: none;">Junior Bantamweights </div><div style="text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div style="text-autospace: none;">RICARDO PINELL KO3 STANLEY HARVEY (1:26)<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"></span></div><div style="text-autospace: none;">Middleweights</div><div style="text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div style="text-autospace: none;">ANDY VENCES TKO4 NOE LUCAS (1:53)</div><div style="text-autospace: none;">Lightweights</div><div style="text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div style="text-autospace: none;">JUAN HERNANDEZ TKO1 PAYTON BOYEA (2:51)</div><div style="text-autospace: none;">Cruiserweights</div><div style="text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div style="text-autospace: none;">DARWIN PRICE TKO4 LUIS SANCHEZ (1:06)</div><div style="text-autospace: none;">Junior Welterweights</div>http://www.maqdown.com/2013/07/csn-bay-area-video-highlights-from.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-8786429024331848Sun, 14 Jul 2013 05:59:00 +00002013-07-13T23:14:07.802-07:00Edwin Rodriguez, Alejandro Perez Score Impressive Stoppages<b>By Ryan Maquiñana</b><br /><i><b>Norcalboxing.net</b></i><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/YvXRDE9bksQ" width="560"></iframe><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez, who spent the first portion of training camp in San Carlos, won the "Million Dollar Super Four" tournament final in Monte Carlo, Monaco, with a devastating first-round stoppage of Denis Grachev on Saturday.&nbsp;<br /><br />Rodriguez (24-0, 16 KOs), who will receive $600,000 to $400,000 for Grachev (13-2-1, 8 KOs), scored two quick knockdowns and then wailed away on his foe until referee Stanley Christodoulou waved off the contest. Official time was 2:50.&nbsp; The fight, which was televised by BeIN Sport, propels Rodriguez into the thick of the super middleweight title picture.</div><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0OsZS4erpbM/UeI82sJj7II/AAAAAAAAFqQ/MmITBCcYva8/s1600/proxy.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0OsZS4erpbM/UeI82sJj7II/AAAAAAAAFqQ/MmITBCcYva8/s1600/proxy.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b>Perez made his Top Rank debut a successful one. (Top Rank)</b></td></tr></tbody></table><br />Later on Saturday, Alejandro Perez made his Top Rank promotional debut a successful one as he knocked out veteran Edgar Riovalle in the seventh round at the Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood, Calif.&nbsp;<br /><br />Perez (18-3-1, 12 KOs), a junior lightweight from North Salinas, had Riovalle (35-15-2, 25 KOs) down and out after landing a crushing left hook to the body.&nbsp; Official time was 1:14.&nbsp; The bout aired on UniMás.http://www.maqdown.com/2013/07/edwin-rodriguez-alejandro-perez-score.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-2226683425357218943Thu, 11 Jul 2013 01:13:00 +00002013-07-10T19:46:15.808-07:00Escalante, Local Fighters Host Public Workout in San Carlos on Saturday<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/HYpszEiE3QY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /><br />Junior bantamweight prospect Bruno Escalante and three other local fighters will host a public workout for media and fans of all ages this Saturday at the Undisputed Boxing Gym in San Carlos from 12:30-2 p.m.<br /><br />Escalante will be joined by San Francisco middleweight Ricardo Pinell, Redwood City cruiserweight Juan Hernandez, and San Jose junior lightweight Andy Vences.&nbsp; Escalante will spar four rounds and show the tricks of the trade behind his 1-2 and his patented jump rope routine.<br /><br />Click the flyer below to enlarge it for more information, courtesy Don Chargin Productions/Paco Presents.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0Zi8CuHKGnU/Ud4BktPtfDI/AAAAAAAAFpY/a4tNRSeq5O4/s1600/7-13-13+Bruno+Escalante+Public+Workout+Flyer.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0Zi8CuHKGnU/Ud4BktPtfDI/AAAAAAAAFpY/a4tNRSeq5O4/s640/7-13-13+Bruno+Escalante+Public+Workout+Flyer.jpg" width="494" /></a></div>http://www.maqdown.com/2013/07/escalante-local-fighters-host-public.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-7420801213734453835Wed, 03 Jul 2013 05:10:00 +00002013-07-03T00:43:55.230-07:00NorCal Pro & Amateur Schedule Updated for July-August<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KQh2tGMu5KA/UdOx-UnC5LI/AAAAAAAAFno/ge6EMvk4krY/s960/opp968792_211561525663246_1964612910_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KQh2tGMu5KA/UdOx-UnC5LI/AAAAAAAAFno/ge6EMvk4krY/s400/opp968792_211561525663246_1964612910_n.jpg" width="266" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b>Sacramento's July 20 card is one of four pro shows this month. (OPP Presents)</b></td></tr></tbody></table><br />Looking for a fight card in your area over the next two months?&nbsp; Click the link below for the updated Norcalboxing.net schedule, which includes every pro and Region 11 amateur card from now until September.<br /><b><br /></b><b>LINK:</b> <a href="http://www.maqdown.com/2012/01/norcalboxsched.html">http://www.maqdown.com/2012/01/norcalboxsched.html</a>http://www.maqdown.com/2013/07/norcal-pro-amateur-schedule-updated-for.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-4403435512394021590Mon, 01 Jul 2013 21:26:00 +00002013-07-01T14:26:21.351-07:00Gonzales 'Draws' with Oosthuizen, Ramirez Now 4-0, National Junior Olympic Results<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-u34Nfl-kU3I/UdHzsNT3arI/AAAAAAAAFm4/L7bziNu3oYg/s500/USPresswire+-+Gonzales+vs.+Oosthuizen.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="266" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-u34Nfl-kU3I/UdHzsNT3arI/AAAAAAAAFm4/L7bziNu3oYg/s400/USPresswire+-+Gonzales+vs.+Oosthuizen.jpeg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b>Gonzales appeared to have edged Oosthuizen, but it was not the case. (USA Today Images)</b></td></tr></tbody></table><h5 class="uiStreamMessage userContentWrapper" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:1,&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}"><span class="messageBody" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:3}"><span class="userContent"><span style="font-weight: normal;">NORCAL BOXING RECAP: <a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/user.php?id=1411174891&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/brandon.gonzales.716?directed_target_id=0">Brandon Gonzales</a> handed dubious 'draw' with Oosthuizen, <a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/user.php?id=100000645414006&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000645414006&amp;directed_target_id=0">Jose Ramirez</a> moves to 4-0 as a pro, and Region 11 amateurs capture three golds (Ruben Villa, <a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/user.php?id=100002761280364&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/isidro.ochoa.7?directed_target_id=0">Isidro Ochoa</a>, <a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/user.php?id=100005548297023&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005548297023&amp;directed_target_id=0">Odalys Camacho</a>) and 10 medals in all at the National Junior Olympics.<br /> </span><br /> LINK: <a href="http://www.csnbayarea.com/fight-sports/gonzales-handed-dubious-draw-oosthuizen" rel="nofollow nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.csnbayarea.com/fight-sports/gonzales-handed-dubious-draw-oosthuizen</a></span></span></h5>http://www.maqdown.com/2013/07/gonzales-draws-with-oosthuizen-ramirez.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-6246350129095611872Sat, 29 Jun 2013 20:47:00 +00002013-06-29T13:47:02.470-07:00This Week in NorCal Boxing: Gonzales Makes HBO Debut<b>By Ryan Maquiñana</b><br /><i><b>CSNBayArea.com</b></i><br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1lT8OILZQDY/Uc9HhYIA04I/AAAAAAAAFmM/cNCQprDTmC0/s500/oosthuizen-gonzales.weighin.500w.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1lT8OILZQDY/Uc9HhYIA04I/AAAAAAAAFmM/cNCQprDTmC0/s320/oosthuizen-gonzales.weighin.500w.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b>Thomas Oosthuizen 167 pounds, Brandon Gonzales 166 pounds. (DBE)</b></td></tr></tbody></table><b><br /></b><span class="userContent"><b>THIS WEEK IN NORCAL BOXING:</b><br /> -<a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/user.php?id=1411174891&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/brandon.gonzales.716?directed_target_id=0">Brandon Gonzales</a> fights <a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=124770010963493&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thomas-Oosthuizen/124770010963493?directed_target_id=0">Thomas Oosthuizen</a> on <a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=123284685353&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/hboboxing?directed_target_id=0">HBO Boxing</a> tonight (9:45 p.m. PT)<br /> -Dan Goossen wins arbitration dispute against <a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=127174575829&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andre-Ward/127174575829?directed_target_id=0">Andre Ward</a> <br /> -<a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/user.php?id=1175139410&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/FilipinoFlash?directed_target_id=0">Nonito Donaire Jr.</a> zeroes in on three possible opponents<br /> -Region 11 wins 10 medals at National Junior Olympics<br /> <br /> LINK: <a href="http://www.csnbayarea.com/fight-sports/can-gonzales-stand-tall-against-oosthuizen" rel="nofollow nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.csnbayarea.com/fight-sports/can-gonzales-stand-tall-against-oosthuizen</a></span>http://www.maqdown.com/2013/06/this-week-in-norcal-boxing-gonzales.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-2457455134873848409Sat, 29 Jun 2013 20:44:00 +00002013-06-29T13:44:11.800-07:00Dan Goossen Wins Arbitration Dispute Against Andre Ward<div style="text-align: left;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://player.theplatform.com/p/pcPFDC/cjUkU8H8GQs9/embed/select/dHh0bI0tvwO6?params=zone%3Dfight_sports&amp;autoPlay=true" width="640">Your browser does not support iframes.</iframe><span class="userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}">Super middleweight world champion Andre Ward was unsuccessful in his bid to break away from longtime promoter Dan Goossen, as the California commission ruled to uphold their current contract.</span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}">Here's my quick piece on the matter and a video breaking down possible reasons why "S.O.G." sought a release from his contract.<br /> </span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}"><br /> <b>LINK TO ARTICLE</b>: <a href="http://t.co/FIIQCFMUhb" rel="nofollow nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.csnbayarea.com/fight-sports/goossen-wins-arbitration-dispute-against-ward</a></span></div>http://www.maqdown.com/2013/06/dan-goossen-wins-arbitration-dispute.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-8565805133008696887Sat, 29 Jun 2013 20:32:00 +00002013-06-29T15:07:44.327-07:00Region 11 Claims 10 Medals at National Junior Olympics<b>By Ryan Maquiñana</b><br /><i><b>Norcalboxing.net</b></i><br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BFQ-SAD34Ds/Uc9EGXSFngI/AAAAAAAAFls/JkW0oP5chGg/s599/Screen+shot+2013-06-29+at+1.30.52+PM.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BFQ-SAD34Ds/Uc9EGXSFngI/AAAAAAAAFls/JkW0oP5chGg/s320/Screen+shot+2013-06-29+at+1.30.52+PM.png" width="319" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b>Villa took home his second straight National J.O. title. (Ruben Villa)</b></td></tr></tbody></table><br />Ruben “Dracula” Villa took one last bite out of the field in Saturday’s 119-pound final at the National Junior Olympics in Mobile, Ala. The defending champion from Salinas outpointed Las Vegas native Devin Haney and was one of four Region 11 (NorCal and Central Cal) amateurs to reach the gold medal round.<br /><br />Last year’s 110-pound champion, Fresno’s Isidro Ochoa, moved up to 125 pounds and downed Ohio’s Michael Nelson in his final. Sanger’s Derek Ochoa lost by decision to New Mexico’s Aaron Perez at 106 pounds to take silver, and Bakersfield’s Odalys Camacho bested Kristy Rodriguez of Illinois for the female 114-pound crown.<br /><br />A sextet of locals fell in the semifinals and will receive bronze medals: South San Francisco’s Charlie Sheehy (132 pounds), Daly City’s Suray Mahmutovic (165 pounds), Sacramento’s Angel Rios (165 pounds), Napa’s Brandon Trejo (138 pounds), Sacramento’s Amisael Jimenez (154 pounds), and Antioch’s Katrina Nahe (female 119 pounds), who represented the USF Boxing Club.<br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gkqKj6khMJc/Uc9akF9MmiI/AAAAAAAAFmk/5psG43Kvwsg/s555/Screen+shot+2013-06-29+at+3.06.46+PM.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="227" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gkqKj6khMJc/Uc9akF9MmiI/AAAAAAAAFmk/5psG43Kvwsg/s400/Screen+shot+2013-06-29+at+3.06.46+PM.png" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b>Region 11 poses for a post-tournament picture. (Lydia Razo)</b></td><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><br /></td></tr></tbody></table><br />As a result of the guaranteed 10 medals, Region 11 was currently tied for first place in the team standings heading into the last day of action.&nbsp; However, Villa and Isidro Ochoa's results counted toward the Junior World Team's tally because they competed with the JWT in Ukraine earlier this year.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b>SATURDAY'S FINAL RESULTS</b></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><br />106 lbs/male: Aaron Perez (New Mexico) def. <b>Derek Ochoa (Region 11/Sanger)</b><br />114 lbs/female: <b>Odalys Camacho (Region 11/Bakersfield)</b> def. Kristy Rodriguez (Illinois)<br />119 lbs/male:<b> Ruben "Dracula" Villa (Region 11/Salinas) </b>def. Devin Haney (Las Vegas)<br />125 lbs/male: <b>Isidro Ochoa (Region 11/Fresno)</b> def. Michael Nelson (Ohio)<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b>FRIDAY'S SEMIFINAL RESULTS</b></span></span></div><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp; </span></span><br /><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: small;">119 lbs/female: Jayda Thomas (Detroit) TKO2 <b>Katrina Nahe (Region 11/Antioch)</b> </span></span><br /><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: small;">132 lbs/male: Keoni Adric, Jr., (Hawaii) dec. <b>Charlie Sheehy (Region 11/South S.F.)</b>, 2-1</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: small;">138 lbs/male: Mark Dawson (Philadelphia) dec. <b>Brandon Trejo (Region 11/Napa)</b>, 3-0</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: small;">145 lbs/male: Hans Perez (New York) dec. <b>Angel Rios (Region 11/Sacramento)</b>, 3-0<br />154 lbs/male: Ferdinand Kerobyan (N. Hollywood) dec. <b>Amisael Jimenez (Region 11/ Sacramento)</b>,<b> </b>3-0</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: small;">165 lbs/male: Manjaro Hills, Jr. (Louisiana) dec. <b>Suray Mahmutovic (Region 11/Daly City)</b>, 3-0&nbsp;<b> </b></span></span>http://www.maqdown.com/2013/06/region-11-claims-10-medals-at-national.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-9016373283798082912Sat, 15 Jun 2013 02:48:00 +00002013-06-14T19:48:04.257-07:00Maraon, Vasquez Fall in New Jersey<h5 class="uiStreamMessage userContentWrapper" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:1,&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}"><b><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span class="messageBody" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:3}"></span></span></b><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span class="messageBody" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:3}"><span class="userContent"><b>By Ryan Maquiñana</b></span></span></span></h5><h5 class="uiStreamMessage userContentWrapper" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:1,&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span class="messageBody" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:3}"><span class="userContent">Bay Area fighters go 0-2 in West Orange, NJ, tonight as Hercules light heavyweight <a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/user.php?id=100000513676700&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/paul.vasquez.927?directed_target_id=0">Paul Vasquez</a> recovered from a first-round knockdown but lost to Lavarn Harvell on points. In the <a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=264369555168&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/espn.fnf?directed_target_id=0">ESPN Friday Night Fights</a> main event, a WBA bantamweight title eliminator, San Leandro's <a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=108190155869743&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jundy-Maraon/108190155869743?directed_target_id=0" id="js_108">Jundy Maraon</a> floored Juan Carlos Payano in the third frame but ended up getting knocked out with an overhand left in the seventh.</span></span></span></h5>http://www.maqdown.com/2013/06/maraon-vasquez-fall-in-new-jersey.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-1652032072111490837Sun, 19 May 2013 21:29:00 +00002013-05-19T14:29:34.332-07:00NorCal Boxing Weekend Results: Robb, Esparza Victorious<b>By Ryan Maquiñana</b><br /><i><b>Norcalboxing.net</b></i><br /><i><b>&nbsp;<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BtM01Kc3UhU/UZlC6vA-idI/AAAAAAAAFjk/tAv24SU6p1w/s1600/robb264417_435940179834767_248278725_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BtM01Kc3UhU/UZlC6vA-idI/AAAAAAAAFjk/tAv24SU6p1w/s320/robb264417_435940179834767_248278725_n.jpg" width="240" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b>Robb (right) celebrates with manager Repo Ric.</b></td></tr></tbody></table></b></i><br /><br /><b>PRO </b><br /><br />• Sacramento featherweight Guy Robb (11-1, 4 KOs) opened his 2013 campaign with an eight-round unanimous decision over John Herrera (4-7-1, 2 KOs) in Phoenix last Friday.&nbsp; Scores were 60-54 across the board.<br /><br />• Sacramento light heavyweight Otis Griffin (24-13-2, 10 KOs) dropped an eight-round unanimous nod to Thomas Williams Jr. (14-0, 10 KOs) in Atlantic City on a Showtime Extreme-televised bout.&nbsp; Scores were 80-72 and 79-73 twice.<br /><br /><b>AMATEUR </b><br /><br />• San Carlos flyweight Marlen Esparza repeated as gold medalist at the 2013 Continental Championships with a 20-11 decision over Brazil's Clelia Marquez in Venezuela on Sunday.http://www.maqdown.com/2013/05/norcal-boxing-weekend-results-robb.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-6997023039746596650Wed, 15 May 2013 07:56:00 +00002013-05-15T13:58:30.945-07:00RESULTS: 2013 Region 11 Junior Olympic Finals<b>By Ryan Maquiñana</b><br /><i><b>Norcalboxing.net</b></i><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QQn6Tz5P_aM/UZM-gbAts6I/AAAAAAAAFjE/0LbOQHb-WEo/s1600/Screen+shot+2013-05-14+at+9.35.07+PM.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QQn6Tz5P_aM/UZM-gbAts6I/AAAAAAAAFjE/0LbOQHb-WEo/s1600/Screen+shot+2013-05-14+at+9.35.07+PM.png" /></a></div><br />Northern and Central California's best young amateurs faced off in the Region 11 Junior Olympic finals in Redwood Valley last Saturday.&nbsp; The winners advanced to the National Junior Olympics in Mobile, Ala., from June 26-29.&nbsp; Special thanks to Lydia Razo and Oscar Ortiz for the results!<br /><b><br /></b><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><b>SENIORS (15-16)</b><u> </u></div><div class="MsoNormal"></div><div class="MsoNormal">MEN</div><div class="MsoNormal">106 lbs.: Derek Ochoa (Valley Vipers BC, Clovis) – Unopposed</div><div class="MsoNormal">101 lbs.: Ivan Varela (McDermont BC) def. Christopher Rodriguez (Woodland BC), 5-0</div><div class="MsoNormal">110 lbs.: Jacob Flores (Unattached, Parlier) def. Kevin Montano (Concord CYC), 3-2</div><div class="MsoNormal">114 lbs.: William Young (Unattached, S.F.) def. Pedro Medrano (Backyard BC, Salinas), 4-1 </div><div class="MsoNormal">119 lbs.: Ruben Villa (Backyard BC, Salinas) def. Ivan Vergara (Vacaville PAL), 5-0</div><div class="MsoNormal">125 lbs.: Isidro Ochoa (Fresno PAL) def. Uriel Sanchez (Unattached, Santa Rosa), 4-1 </div><div class="MsoNormal">132 lbs.: Charlie Sheehy (South S.F. BC) – Unopposed</div><div class="MsoNormal">138 lbs.: Joseph Murrieta (Unattached, Fresno) – Unopposed</div><div class="MsoNormal">145 lbs.: Angel Rios (Unattached, Sacramento) – Unopposed</div><div class="MsoNormal">154 lbs.: Amisael Jimenez (Caballero BC, Sacramento) – Unopposed<br /><br />WOMEN</div><div class="MsoNormal">101 lbs.: Jackie Corona (La Corona BC, Arbuckle) – Unopposed </div><div class="MsoNormal">110 lbs.: Caroline Rojas (Velarde’s TC, Fresno) – Unopposed</div><div class="MsoNormal">114 lbs.: Odalys Camacho (Unattached, Bakersfield) – Unopposed*</div><div class="MsoNormal">119 lbs.: Katrina Nahe (USF) – Unopposed*<br /><br />*In a matched exhibition bout, Nahe defeated Camacho, 5-0.<b>&nbsp;</b><br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b>INTERMEDIATE (13-14)</b>&nbsp;</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>MEN</div><div class="MsoNormal">75 lbs.: Kevin Mendoza (Aleman BC, Fresno) - Unopposed</div><div class="MsoNormal">80 lbs.: Jonas Persaud (Concord CYC) def. Elian Lua (Main Events, Fresno) via walkover</div><div class="MsoNormal">85 lbs.: Derry Edwards (Vacaville PAL) - Unopposed</div><div class="MsoNormal">90 lbs.: Angel Cordon (Old School BC, Concord) def. Alexis DeLuna (Bakersfield PAL) via walkover</div><div class="MsoNormal">95 lbs.: Andre Conway (South S.F. BC) def. Israel Murrieta (Velarde's TC, Fresno), 5-0</div><div class="MsoNormal">101 lbs.: Allen Medina Jr. (Fresno PAL) def. Manuel Yama (Unattached, Santa Rosa), 4-1</div><div class="MsoNormal">106 lbs.: Jesus Aguilar (South S.F. BC) - Unopposed</div><div class="MsoNormal">110 lbs.: Ivan Hurtado (Napa SAL) - Unopposed</div><div class="MsoNormal">114 lbs.: Nicholas Bueno (Tulare AC) def. Isaac Rosales (Oakland BC), 3-2</div><div class="MsoNormal">119 lbs.: Cedric Salcedo (Golden State Bloodhounds, Sacramento) - Unopposed</div><div class="MsoNormal">125 lbs.: Thorn Castellon (Golden State BC, Fresno) - Unopposed<br /><br />WOMEN</div><div class="MsoNormal">90 lbs.: Graciela Ortega (Dogg Pound Boxing, Sacramento) - Unopposed</div><div class="MsoNormal">95 lbs.: Chloe Beardsly (Concord CYC) - Unopposed</div><br />http://www.maqdown.com/2013/05/results-region-11-junior-olympics-finals.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-1624027721295776983Sun, 12 May 2013 19:03:00 +00002013-05-12T16:23:24.411-07:00Knight Retains Title, Outpoints Soto in Mexico<b>By Ryan Maquiñana</b><br /><i><b>Norcalboxing.net</b></i><br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Xo1vr9n5Rdg/UY_nMcmB22I/AAAAAAAAFi0/jvRI1KoY_uc/s1600/Avaknightsoto.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="261" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Xo1vr9n5Rdg/UY_nMcmB22I/AAAAAAAAFi0/jvRI1KoY_uc/s400/Avaknightsoto.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b>Knight (right) was too much for Soto in Mexico. (Pepe Rodriguez)</b></td></tr></tbody></table><br />Reigning world lineal flyweight champion Ava "Lady of Boxing" Knight (11-1-3, 5 KOs) of Chico won a lopsided ten-round unanimous decision over Linda “Muñeca” Soto (5-2, 3 KOs) in Toluca, Mex.<br /><br /><span class="userContent">"We did it again," Knight said via her Facebook account.&nbsp; "Soto is a tough girl!&nbsp; She has my respect."</span> <br /><br /><b>REWIND: <a href="http://www.csnbayarea.com/fight-sports/boxing-notes-knight-running-out-foes">http://www.csnbayarea.com/fight-sports/boxing-notes-knight-running-out-foes</a></b><br /><br />On the same card, Knight's gymmate, Hayward's Aaron "Heavy Metal" Coley (6-0, 4 KOs), knocked out Arnoldo Pacheco (4-18-2, 3 KOs) in the first round.http://www.maqdown.com/2013/05/knight-retains-title-outpoints-soto-in.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-3379546846134976468Fri, 10 May 2013 21:42:00 +00002013-05-10T14:43:25.611-07:00VIDEO: What's Next for Mayweather, Guerrero?<b>By Ryan Maquiñana</b><br /><i><b>CSNBayArea.com</b></i><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="http://player.theplatform.com/p/pcPFDC/cjUkU8H8GQs9/embed/select/uT1uSFoEVlzm?autoPlay=false&amp;params=zone%3Dfight_sports" width="480">Your browser does not support iframes.</iframe></div><br />Now that the smoke has cleared and <a class="r_link" href="http://www.csnbayarea.com/sportsnetBayArea/search/boxing/floyd-mayweather.htm">Floyd Mayweather</a> has kept his pound-for-pound crown intact with a unanimous decision victory over Gilroy’s Robert Guerrero last Saturday, it’s time to dissect the “May Day” aftermath and what lies ahead for “Money” and “The Ghost,” respectively.<br /><br /><b>[RELATED: <a href="http://www.csnbayarea.com/fight-sports/mayweather-outpoints-guerrero-12-round-battle" target="_blank">Mayweather outpoints Guerrero in 12-round battle</a>]</b><br /><br /><b>GUERRERO</b><br /><br />A busy week awaits Guerrero, starting with his upcoming court date next Tuesday in New York to address illegal gun possession charges at JFK Airport.&nbsp; According to his co-manager Bob Santos, Guerrero’s legal team includes Bruce Zabarauskas, a prominent attorney whose work in the boxing industry includes his successful representation of manager Rolando Arellano in his settlement with former client Victor Ortiz to avoid arbitration.<br /><br /><b>[REWIND: <a href="http://www.csnbayarea.com/fight-sports/guerrero-faces-jail-time-after-gun-arrest" target="_blank">Guerrero faces jail time after gun arrest</a>]</b><br /><br />While the Queens District Attorney’s Office has remained relatively quiet since D.A. Richard Brown’s initial in March hoping that Guerrero “fights better than he thinks,” it’s still anyone’s guess whether the case will actually go to trial or if a plea deal to a lesser charge will be reached to avoid jail time.<br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cs531A-97mc/UY1pgMbksmI/AAAAAAAAFiM/PrY79wNNAzY/s1600/ap-mayweather-guerrero-boxing.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="227" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cs531A-97mc/UY1pgMbksmI/AAAAAAAAFiM/PrY79wNNAzY/s320/ap-mayweather-guerrero-boxing.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b>Mayweather outpointed Guerrero over 12 rounds. (Isaac Brekken/AP)</b></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><b>READ THE REST: <a href="http://www.csnbayarea.com/fight-sports/next-step-guerrero-mayweather">http://www.csnbayarea.com/fight-sports/next-step-guerrero-mayweather</a></b><br /><br />http://www.maqdown.com/2013/05/video-whats-next-for-mayweather-guerrero.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-8561888138085392528Fri, 10 May 2013 20:49:00 +00002013-05-10T14:49:50.949-07:00Weights from Toluca, MX: Knight 111.75, Soto 111.75<b>By Ryan Maquiñana</b><br /><i><b>Norcalboxing.net</b></i><br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PHEeD2TuevI/UY1rLkypIuI/AAAAAAAAFiY/IGAn4pweeuI/s1600/AvaKnightvsLindaSotobyPepeRodriguez.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PHEeD2TuevI/UY1rLkypIuI/AAAAAAAAFiY/IGAn4pweeuI/s400/AvaKnightvsLindaSotobyPepeRodriguez.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b>Knight and Soto both came in at 111.75 pounds. (Pepe Rodriguez)</b></td></tr></tbody></table><br />Flyweight world champion Ava Knight (11-1-3, 5 KOs) of Chico and her challenger Linda Soto (5-2, 3 KOs) both tipped the scales at 111.75 ahead of their Saturday showdown in Toluca, Mex.<br /><br />Knight is currently ranked fifth on CSNBayArea.com's Northern California pound-for-pound top 10 regardless of gender: <a href="http://www.csnbayarea.com/fight-sports/norcal-pound-pound-top-10-april-2013">http://www.csnbayarea.com/fight-sports/norcal-pound-pound-top-10-april-2013</a>http://www.maqdown.com/2013/05/weights-from-toluca-mx-knight-11175.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-6126501323547369758Fri, 10 May 2013 20:09:00 +00002013-05-20T00:48:47.853-07:00Amateur News: Regional Junior Olympics, Results from Ukraine<b>By Ryan Maquiñana</b><br /><i><b>Norcalboxing.net</b></i><br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7er09G709GI/UY1vhV1RgJI/AAAAAAAAFik/_C0ZUcUDR5U/s1600/suray936993_464080273668822_949576614_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="225" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7er09G709GI/UY1vhV1RgJI/AAAAAAAAFik/_C0ZUcUDR5U/s400/suray936993_464080273668822_949576614_n.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b>Suray Mahmutovic incurred an early exit in Ukraine. (Sheldon Callum)</b></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><div class="MsoNormal"><style><!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Times; panose-1:2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} @font-face {font-family:"MS 明朝"; panose-1:0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-charset:128; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-format:other; mso-font-pitch:fixed; mso-font-signature:1 134676480 16 0 131072 0;} @font-face {font-family:"MS 明朝"; panose-1:0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-charset:128; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-format:other; mso-font-pitch:fixed; mso-font-signature:1 134676480 16 0 131072 0;} @font-face {font-family:Cambria; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1073743103 0 0 415 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} -</style><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">LOCAL AMATEURS ELIMINATED IN UKRAINE</b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">A trio of Region 11 amateurs represented Team USA at the Victory Day tournament in Uman, Ukraine, this week, with all three eliminated by Ukrainians in the quarterfinals.&nbsp; <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"></span><br /><br />In the 138-pound division, Napa SAL’s Brandon Trejo was stopped on cuts in the second round by Alexander Schet, while Westmoor High’s Suray Mahmutovic (415 BC, S.F.) was outpointed by fellow 178-pounder Richard Gomesh.&nbsp; 110-pounder Evan Sanchez (Fresno PAL) dropped a split decision to Djachenko.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br />All three boxers are expected to compete at the National Junior Olympics.<br /><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">REGIONAL JUNIOR OLYMPICS LOOMING </b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Ruben “Dracula” Villa, Isidro Ochoa, and other future stars compete at the Region 11 Junior Olympic Championships on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Coyote Valley Casino in Redwood Valley.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">The winners advance to the National Junior Olympics from June 26-29 in Mobile, Ala.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Here are the current bout sheets for the Seniors (15-16) and Intermediate (13-14) divisions, pitting the NorCal champs (listed first) against their Central Cal counterparts:</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">SENIORS (15-16)<u> </u></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">MEN</div><div class="MsoNormal">106 lbs.: Derek Ochoa (Valley Vipers BC, Clovis) – Unopposed</div><div class="MsoNormal">101 lbs.: Christopher Rodriguez (Woodland BC) vs. Ivan Varela (McDermont BC)</div><div class="MsoNormal">110 lbs.: Kevin Montano (Concord CYC) vs. Jacob Flores (Unattached, Parlier)</div><div class="MsoNormal">114 lbs.: William Young (Unattached, S.F.) vs. TBD</div><div class="MsoNormal">119 lbs.: Ivan Vergara (Vacaville PAL) vs. Ruben Villa (Backyard BC, Salinas)</div><div class="MsoNormal">125 lbs.: Uriel Sanchez (Unattached, Santa Rosa) vs. Isidro Ochoa (Fresno PAL)</div><div class="MsoNormal">132 lbs.: Charlie Sheehy (South S.F. BC) – Unopposed</div><div class="MsoNormal">138 lbs.: Joseph Murrieta (Unattached, Fresno) – Unopposed</div><div class="MsoNormal">145 lbs.: Angel Rios (Unattached, Sacramento) – Unopposed</div><div class="MsoNormal">154 lbs.: Amisael Jimenez (Caballero BC, Sacramento) – Unopposed<br /><br />WOMEN</div><div class="MsoNormal">101 lbs.: Jackie Corona (La Corona BC, Arbuckle) – Unopposed </div><div class="MsoNormal">110 lbs.: Caroline Rojas (Velarde’s TC, Fresno) – Unopposed</div><div class="MsoNormal">114 lbs.: Odalys Camacho (Unattached, Bakersfield) – Unopposed</div><div class="MsoNormal">119 lbs.: Katrina Nahe (USF) – Unopposed</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">INTERMEDIATE (13-14)</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">MEN</div><div class="MsoNormal">75 lbs.: Jonas Persaud (Concord CYC) vs. Elian Lua (Main Events, Fresno)</div><div class="MsoNormal">80 lbs.: Angel Cordon (Old School BC, Concord) vs. Alexis DeLuna (Bakersfield PAL)</div><div class="MsoNormal">85 lbs.: Derry Edwards (Vacaville PAL) - Unopposed</div><div class="MsoNormal">90 lbs.: Angel Cordon (Old School BC, Concord) vs. Alexis DeLuna (Bakersfield PAL)</div><div class="MsoNormal">95 lbs.: Andre Conway (South S.F. BC) vs Israel Murrieta (Velarde's TC, Fresno)</div><div class="MsoNormal">101 lbs.: Manuel Yama (Unattached, Santa Rosa) vs. Allen Medina Jr. (Fresno PAL)</div><div class="MsoNormal">106 lbs.: Jesus Aguilar (South S.F. BC) - Unopposed</div><div class="MsoNormal">110 lbs.: Ivan Hurtado (Napa SAL) - Unopposed</div><div class="MsoNormal">114 lbs.: Isaac Rosales (Oakland BC) vs. Nicholas Bueno (Tulare AC)</div><div class="MsoNormal">119 lbs.: Cedric Salcedo (Golden State Bloodhounds, Sacramento)</div><div class="MsoNormal">125 lbs.: Thorn Castellon (Golden State BC, Fresno) - Unopposed<br /><br />WOMEN</div><div class="MsoNormal">90 lbs.: Graciela Ortega (Dogg Pound Boxing, Sacramento)</div><div class="MsoNormal">95 lbs.: Chloe Beardsly (Concord CYC)</div><br /><div class="MsoNormal"><i><span style="font-family: Times; mso-bidi-font-family: Times;">Ryan Maquiñana is the Boxing Insider at </span></i><a href="http://csnbayarea.com/"><i><span style="color: windowtext; font-family: Times; mso-bidi-font-family: Times; text-decoration: none; text-underline: none;">CSNBayArea.com</span></i></a><i><span style="font-family: Times; mso-bidi-font-family: Times;">.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Follow him on Twitter @RMaq28.</span></i></div>http://www.maqdown.com/2013/05/amateur-news-regional-junior-olympics.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-8890860840388650770Sat, 04 May 2013 11:34:00 +00002013-05-04T11:59:58.662-07:00Where to Watch Mayweather-Guerrero in Northern California<b>By Ryan Maquiñana</b><br /><i><b>Norcalboxing.net</b></i><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tq6Mn8FeujY/UYTwLLE5hwI/AAAAAAAAFhg/RF810iqHXss/s1600/Screen+shot+2013-05-03+at+4.27.11+PM.png" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="223" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tq6Mn8FeujY/UYTwLLE5hwI/AAAAAAAAFhg/RF810iqHXss/s400/Screen+shot+2013-05-03+at+4.27.11+PM.png" width="400" /></a></div><br /><b><a href="http://www.csnbayarea.com/fight-sports/mayday-inside-mayweather-guerrero">RELATED: CSNBayArea.com's entire archive of Mayweather-Guerrero articles</a></b><br /><b><br /></b><b><a href="http://www.csnbayarea.com/fight-sports/weights-las-vegas-mayweather-146-guerrero-147">RELATED: Weights from Las Vegas: Mayweather 146, Guerrero 147</a></b><br /><br />Mayweather-Guerrero airs on Showtime PPV at 6:00 p.m. PT.&nbsp; Here's a list of places in Northern California that will be showing the fight card. <br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: blue;"><u><b>MOVIE THEATERS</b></u></span></div><br />Bakersfield - Bakersfield Stadium 14<br />Chico - Cinemark Chico<br />Daly City - Century Plaza 20 with XD<br />Dublin - Hacienda Crossing 21 with IMAX <br />Elk Grove - Laguna 16<br />Emeryville - Bay Street 16 with IMAX<br />Folsom - Folsom 14<br />Fremont - Century Pacific Commons<br />Fresno - Fresno Stadium 21 with IMAX<br />Hayward - Century Theatre<br />Milpitas - Great Mall 20 with XD<br />Monterey - Monterey 13<br />Mountain View - Mountain View Cinemas 16<br />Napa - Century Silverado<br />Oceanside - Oceanside 16<br />Pleasant Hill - Pleasant Hill Downtown with XD<br />Redding - Movies 14 with XD<br />Redwood City - Century 20 Downtown Redwood City with XD<br />Roseville - Roseville 14 with XD<br />Sacramento - Sacramento Stadium 14, Sacramento Greenback Lane 16 with XD<br />Salinas - Salinas Northridge Mall 14<br />San Bruno - Century Theatres at Tanforan with XD<br />San Francisco - San Francisco Centre with XD<br />San Jose - Eastridge Mall with IMAX, San Jose Oakridge 20 with XD<br />San Mateo - San Mateo Downtown<br />Stockton - Stockton City Centre Stadium 16 with IMAX<br />Tracy - Movies 14<br />Union City - Union Landing 25 with XD<br />Vallejo - Vallejo 14<br />Walnut Creek - Walnut Creek 14 with XD<br />Yuba City - Yuba City Theater<br /><br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: blue;"><u><b>BARS/RESTAURANTS&nbsp;</b></u></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: blue;"><u><b>(call for cover charge)</b></u></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">SAN FRANCISCO/PENINSULA</span><br /><br />Abbey Tavern<br />4100 Geary Blvd.<br />San Francisco, CA 94118<br />(415) 221-7767<br /><br />Danny Coyle’s<br />668 Haight St.<br />San Francisco, CA 94117<br />(415) 558-8375<br /><br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">SOUTH BAY</span><br /><br />Britannia Arms<br />173 W. Santa Clara St.<br />San Jose, CA 95113<br />(408) 278-1400<br /><br />Axis Nightclub<br />2909 Lakeside Dr. <br />Santa Clara, CA 95054 </div><div style="text-align: center;"><span id="bizPhone" itemprop="telephone">(408) 727-3300</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">EAST BAY</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br />Ricky's<br />15028 Hesperian Blvd.<br />San Leandro, CA 94578</div><div style="font-family: inherit; text-align: center;"><nobr>(510) 317-0200</nobr><br /><br /><br /><nobr><b>SACRAMENTO</b></nobr><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MUAgrisLAEw/UYT257ghp4I/AAAAAAAAFhw/a8X7mbG4Bhg/s1600/shenanigans1366935718700.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MUAgrisLAEw/UYT257ghp4I/AAAAAAAAFhw/a8X7mbG4Bhg/s320/shenanigans1366935718700.jpg" width="213" /></a><nobr> </nobr><br /><br /><nobr>Shenanigans (see above)<br />705 J St.<br />Sacramento, CA 95814<br />(510) 317-0200 </nobr></div>http://www.maqdown.com/2013/05/where-to-watch-mayweather-guerrero-in_4.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-7482803049385378332Thu, 02 May 2013 08:37:00 +00002013-05-02T01:37:39.354-07:00Does Guerrero Have a "Ghost" of a Chance Against Mayweather?<b>By Ryan Maquiñana</b><br /><i><b>CSNBayArea.com</b></i><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-779AE_INOhQ/UYIljqWi06I/AAAAAAAAFhQ/ZzoekhqJ-kg/s1600/Screen+shot+2013-05-01+at+2.04.39+PM.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="220" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-779AE_INOhQ/UYIljqWi06I/AAAAAAAAFhQ/ZzoekhqJ-kg/s400/Screen+shot+2013-05-01+at+2.04.39+PM.png" width="400" /></a></div><br /><a class="r_link" href="http://www.csnbayarea.com/sportsnetBayArea/search/boxing/floyd-mayweather.htm">Floyd Mayweather</a> Jr. and Robert Guerrero will flaunt a combined 74 professional wins between them heading into next Saturday’s WBC/Ring Magazine welterweight title prizefight in Las Vegas (6 p.m., Showtime PPV).<br /><br /> However, the only blemishes on either record belong to Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs). Nine years ago, the Gilroy native incurred a one-round technical draw when Julian Rodriguez was hit on the break and unable to continue; in 2005, he dropped a shocking 12-round split decision to Gamaliel Diaz that he would later avenge by knockout.<br /><br /> That’s not to say Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs) has never come close to tasting defeat during a storied 17-year pro career. It’s just that such windows of opportunity have been few and far between for the Las Vegas resident.<br /><br /> With the defensive labyrinth he presents and uncanny ability to strike with venomous counter right hands and accurate left hooks from various linear planes, obtaining the meaning of Stonehenge or proving the Magic Bullet Theory, I’ve heard, carry better odds on the MGM Grand casino floor than a Mayweather loss.<br /><br /> Consequently, any brief flashes of vulnerability he’s shown over time have been magnified and dissected by boxing junkies in hopes of piecing together the ultimate anatomy of an upset.<br /> <br />So what has worked? Befitting his nickname, does Guerrero have a “Ghost” of a chance on Saturday? CSNBayArea.com gathered what little reconnaissance could be found on Floyd’s fallibility and recapitulated it into three key aspects.<br /><br /> <strong>1. PERPETUAL PRESSURE</strong><br /><br />To illustrate Mayweather’s dominance, every single win on his ledger has ended by either knockout or unanimous decision except one—a split decision against Oscar De La Hoya in 2007.<br /> <br />Mayweather ascended from the 147-pound welterweight limit to the 154-pound junior middleweight class for the first time, and the bigger but past-prime De La Hoya took advantage. He pumped left jabs early and often into Mayweather’s face and chest, following them up with nonstop pressure on the ropes.<br /><br /> “The jab is key to unlocking that Mayweather code. I was hitting Floyd with jabs all night,” De La Hoya told Showtime last month. “When you fight Floyd, you must bang the arms. Bang the elbows. Do everything it takes to take Floyd out of his comfort zone.”<br /> <br />Even if most of De La Hoya’s shots failed to land, the activity alone was designed to stunt his foe’s offense and punch output. Right or wrong, the judges rewarded him for it.<br /> <br />In fact, De La Hoya held an 86-85 lead on two of the three official scorecards heading into the 10th round before succumbing to fatigue over the final three frames. Guerrero is cognizant of this fact but has vowed a different outcome.<br /><br /><b>READ THE FULL ARTICLE: <a href="http://www.csnbayarea.com/fight-sports/ghost-chance-against-mayweather">http://www.csnbayarea.com/fight-sports/ghost-chance-against-mayweather</a></b>http://www.maqdown.com/2013/05/does-guerrero-have-ghost-of-chance.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-7013542057930621441Thu, 02 May 2013 08:22:00 +00002013-05-02T01:24:34.259-07:00Knight vs. Soto Set for May 11 in Mexico<span id="goog_1674767979"></span><span id="goog_1674767980"></span><b>By Ryan Maquiñana</b><br /><i><b>Norcalboxing.net</b></i><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dvLSdHiEUZM/UYIhNE7I_SI/AAAAAAAAFhA/LwFuki1JEiw/s1600/knightsoto.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dvLSdHiEUZM/UYIhNE7I_SI/AAAAAAAAFhA/LwFuki1JEiw/s320/knightsoto.jpg" width="244" /></a></div><br />World flyweight champion Ava Knight of Chico will defend her title against Linda Soto in the Estado de México in Toluca, Mex., on May 11, according to Mario Cabrera of BeatTheCount.com.<br /><br />Knight (11-1-3, 5 KOs), coming off a unanimous decision over Susana Vazquez in January, will now face Soto (5-2, 3 KO), who was outpointed by Jolene Blackshear that same month.<br /><br />Mexican television giant Televisa will broadcast the bout as Knight continues her march toward a megafight with Ana Maria Torres.http://www.maqdown.com/2013/05/knight-vs-soto-set-for-may-11-in-mexico.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-5162691179710977899Mon, 29 Apr 2013 01:39:00 +00002013-04-28T23:19:37.872-07:00FULL RESULTS: 2013 Northern California Junior Olympics<b>By Ryan Maquiñana</b><br /><i><b>Norcalboxing.net</b></i><br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><b><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6w6m2NNYoSw/UX3tMj0Rz0I/AAAAAAAAFgg/3Qw2qgTvOGA/s1600/2013norcaljo5270_10200955537200772_1938456882_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6w6m2NNYoSw/UX3tMj0Rz0I/AAAAAAAAFgg/3Qw2qgTvOGA/s400/2013norcaljo5270_10200955537200772_1938456882_n.jpg" width="297" /></a></b></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b>Your 2013 NorCal Junior Olympic champions. (Oscar Ortiz)</b></td></tr></tbody></table><br />A new crop of champions were crowned at the 2013 Northern California Junior Olympics at Brisbane's Ring of Fire Boxing Club this weekend.<br /><br />NorCal's finest now meet their Central Cal counterparts on May 11 at the Coyote Valley Tribal Youth Council in Redwood Valley for the right to represent Region 11 at J.O. Nationals in Mobile, Ala.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pCWV7WfzmYQ/UX3uyDeXu2I/AAAAAAAAFgw/CoBY4f4GT9U/s1600/Screen+shot+2013-04-28+at+8.52.39+PM.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pCWV7WfzmYQ/UX3uyDeXu2I/AAAAAAAAFgw/CoBY4f4GT9U/s320/Screen+shot+2013-04-28+at+8.52.39+PM.png" width="247" /></a></div>&nbsp; <br />Here are your winners, courtesy of Lydia Martinez Razo, Oscar Ortiz, and Robert Rodriguez.&nbsp; Click on the photos below to enlarge the view.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: blue;"><u><b>SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013</b></u></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-haQdKBYqBX8/UX3PIqz4W-I/AAAAAAAAFgI/G_Sm7KZvKso/s1600/Screen+shot+2013-04-28+at+6.37.13+PM.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="185" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-haQdKBYqBX8/UX3PIqz4W-I/AAAAAAAAFgI/G_Sm7KZvKso/s400/Screen+shot+2013-04-28+at+6.37.13+PM.png" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: red;"><u><b>SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013&nbsp;</b></u></span><br /><br /><span style="color: red;"><u><b><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oKS3tyIFTik/UX3PJek-DCI/AAAAAAAAFgQ/mkEsa5MnAAA/s1600/Screen+shot+2013-04-28+at+6.37.47+PM.png" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="262" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oKS3tyIFTik/UX3PJek-DCI/AAAAAAAAFgQ/mkEsa5MnAAA/s400/Screen+shot+2013-04-28+at+6.37.47+PM.png" width="400" /></a> </b></u></span></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;">BEST BOUT (MALE): Uriel Sanchez vs. Noel Temores</div><div style="text-align: left;">BEST BOUT (FEMALE): Martha Arroyo vs. Ariana Garcia</div><div style="text-align: left;">BEST BOXER, JUNIORS (11-12): Cameron Smith</div><div style="text-align: left;">BEST BOXER, INTERMEDIATE (13-14): Angel Cordon</div><div style="text-align: left;">BEST BOXER, SENIORS (15-16): Angel Rios</div></div>http://www.maqdown.com/2013/04/full-results-2013-northern-california.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-5710509636342105768Mon, 29 Apr 2013 01:27:00 +00002013-04-28T18:27:15.886-07:00Khan, Ramirez Outpoint Foes; F. Guerrero Stopped in 7<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5vmsoaGR71o/UX3MPuwpp9I/AAAAAAAAFfI/REnGdFXtHmw/s1600/005-Quillin-vs-Guerrero-IMG_7255.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5vmsoaGR71o/UX3MPuwpp9I/AAAAAAAAFfI/REnGdFXtHmw/s320/005-Quillin-vs-Guerrero-IMG_7255.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b>Guerrero showed heart but eventually was stopped by Quillin. (Tom Casino/Showtime)</b></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><b>Quillin Drops Guerrero Four Times, Seventh Round TKO:</b><br /><a href="http://www.boxingscene.com/quillin-drops-guerrero-four-times-seventh-round-tko--64901">http://www.boxingscene.com/quillin-drops-guerrero-four-times-seventh-round-tko--64901</a><br /><b><br /></b><b>Disaster Averted as Amir Khan Edges Julio Diaz:</b><br /><a href="http://www.boxingscene.com/disaster-averted-amir-khan-edges-julio-diaz--64904">http://www.boxingscene.com/disaster-averted-amir-khan-edges-julio-diaz--64904</a><br /><br /><b>Photos: Jose Ramirez Wins by Decision:</b><br /><a href="http://www.boxingscene.com/photos-beltran-mccumby-farenas-ramirez-win--64925">http://www.boxingscene.com/photos-beltran-mccumby-farenas-ramirez-win--64925</a>http://www.maqdown.com/2013/04/khan-ramirez-outpoint-foes-f-guerrero.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-670660635591046667Thu, 25 Apr 2013 22:49:00 +00002013-04-25T15:49:38.667-07:00NorCal Boxing TV Guide: F. Guerrero, Khan, Ramirez in Action<b>By Ryan Maquiñana</b><br /><i><b>Norcalboxing.net</b></i><br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zXcpTt27o8I/UXmpOO9LIsI/AAAAAAAAFe4/IFRbxjj58Vs/s1600/Screen+shot+2013-04-25+at+3.07.21+PM.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="110" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zXcpTt27o8I/UXmpOO9LIsI/AAAAAAAAFe4/IFRbxjj58Vs/s400/Screen+shot+2013-04-25+at+3.07.21+PM.png" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b>From left to right: Fernando Guerrero (Tom Casino/Showtime), Amir Khan (AP), Jose Ramirez (Top Rank/Chris Farina)</b></td><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: red;"><u><b>&nbsp;</b></u></span></td><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: red;"><u><b>&nbsp;</b></u></span></td></tr></tbody></table><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: red;"><u><b>SATURDAY, APRIL 27</b></u></span></div><br /><b>Showtime, 9:00 p.m.:</b> Hayward-based Fernando Guerrero (25-1, 19 KOs) challenges Peter Quillin (28-0, 22 KOs) for the WBO middleweight title in Brooklyn's Barclays Center.<br /><br /><b>UniMás, 11:00 p.m.:</b> Avenal's Jose Ramirez (2-0, 2 KOs) fights Antonio Martinez (1-1-2, 1 KO) in a lightweight bout at the Erwin Center in Austin, Tex.<br /><br /><b>Showtime, 11:30 p.m.:</b> Hayward-based Amir Khan (27-3, 19 KOs) takes on Julio Diaz (40-7-1, 29 KOs) in a junior welterweight bout at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England.<br /><br /><b>READ MORE ON THE MATCHUPS:</b> <a class="twitter-timeline-link" href="http://www.csnbayarea.com/fight-sports/boxing-notes-fernando-guerrero%E2%80%99s-road-%E2%80%98title-time%E2%80%99">http://www.csnbayarea.com/fight-sports/boxing-notes-fernando-guerrero%E2%80%99s-road-%E2%80%98title-time%E2%80%99</a> http://www.maqdown.com/2013/04/norcal-boxing-tv-guide-f-guerrero-khan.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5506249944692978036.post-2671887172652995430Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:26:00 +00002013-04-24T17:27:37.890-07:00Cal Men's Basketball and Jordan Brand Unveil New Look<b>By Ryan Maquiñana</b><br /><div class="MsoNormal"><i><b>Maqdown.com</b></i></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6JpaqKSg0KE/UXh33XlkIlI/AAAAAAAAFec/HQcOqoHIRc8/s1600/CalMensUniforms1.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="315" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6JpaqKSg0KE/UXh33XlkIlI/AAAAAAAAFec/HQcOqoHIRc8/s320/CalMensUniforms1.png" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b>Solomon and Kreklow show off the new look. (Cal Athletics/John Todd/ISI Photos)</b></td></tr></tbody></table><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">The California Golden Bears men’s basketball team unveiled a new set of uniforms on Tuesday that were in line with the university athletic department’s program-wide rebranding venture.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NLch7bd0OQ0/UXh33jeYlPI/AAAAAAAAFeM/lOlimybrcEQ/s1600/CalMensUniforms2.png" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="196" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NLch7bd0OQ0/UXh33jeYlPI/AAAAAAAAFeM/lOlimybrcEQ/s200/CalMensUniforms2.png" width="200" /></a>Junior forward Richard Solomon and sophomore guard Ricky Kreklow modeled the standard home whites and road blues that were designed by Nike subsidiary Jordan Brand and will debut next season.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Complete with a customized sans-serif typeface, rows of polka dots down the sides, and a new bear logo featured both on the shorts and on the back of the jersey as what Nike terms an “aerographic,” the fresh duds also serve a functional purpose as well.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">“When you actually put the jersey on…you can actually feel that the jerseys are lighter than the jerseys we’ve had in the past,” Kreklow said in a video released by Cal Athletics.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8p-7fpkgko4/UXh33Y1aWwI/AAAAAAAAFeI/_C_PXCPEHdQ/s1600/CalMensUniforms3.png" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="196" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8p-7fpkgko4/UXh33Y1aWwI/AAAAAAAAFeI/_C_PXCPEHdQ/s200/CalMensUniforms3.png" width="200" /></a>A customary gold uniform will accompany the blue and white sets, with a fourth gray alternate set appearing in circulation for the first time in school history.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The team wore silver uniforms in 2010 for one game to commemorate the 25<sup>th</sup>anniversary of the first Air Jordan shoe.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">While traditionalist Old Blues may decry the new complexion of Cal’s sports teams, the modern look is here to stay, and the athletes are in favor of the changes.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">“It’s like a sleek, nice look now,” Solomon said.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>“I like the new logo, and I like the side print.”</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Two weeks ago, athletic director Sandy Barbour revealed a restructured visual identity for all 29 of Cal’s intercollegiate programs after a lengthy two-year collaborative process with Nike. </div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-91at_ow9WBQ/UXh33-Mc0BI/AAAAAAAAFeU/1xNziAst1C8/s1600/CalMensUniforms4.png" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="196" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-91at_ow9WBQ/UXh33-Mc0BI/AAAAAAAAFeU/1xNziAst1C8/s200/CalMensUniforms4.png" width="200" /></a><a href="http://www.csnbayarea.com/media_gallery/cal-bears-new-logo-and-uniforms"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">RELATED: [New Cal Bears logo and uniforms]</b></a></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">“<span style="mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">We feel we have developed guidelines that respect Cal's strong tradition and universally-recognized marks,” Barbour said. “At the same time, we realize that we need to create a look designed to evolve with our changing world.”</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Not everything underwent a makeover.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The iconic script Cal will remain firmly in place as the school’s primary logo.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"></div>http://www.maqdown.com/2013/04/cal-mens-basketball-and-jordan-brand.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Ryan Maquiñana)2