Author Archives: David A. Avila

Prospect Watch in Las Vegas This Weekend

Prospect Watch in Las Vegas This Weekend

Usually the month of June is reserved for graduation but in the case of prizefighting September provides the moment of truth for a number of prospects looking to inch toward the big time. Back-to-back fight cards by Golden Boy Promotions, TGB Promotions and K2 Promotions unveil some of their brig...

The Journey of GGG and Canelo Part Two

The Journey of GGG and Canelo Part Two

Deep in an area called Mira Loma, near Riverside, California, prizefighters from Mexico regularly congregated in an outdoor gym made of aluminum siding in the early 2000s. Trainer Jose “Chepo” Reynoso often brought his fighters from Guadalajara, Mexico to the gym owned by Willy Silva. They fo...

The Journey of Triple G and Canelo Part 1

The Journey of Triple G and Canelo Part 1

Two warriors, one from Kazakhstan and the other from Mexico, are poised to battle before thousands in an arena and millions on television. It shows the international power of professional boxing. Many Americans will be watching and millions of other nationalities from around the world will be ...

Sor Rungvisai KO’s Chocolatito To Keep WBC Title

Sor Rungvisai KO’s Chocolatito To Keep WBC Title

CARSON, Ca.-No doubt who was the winner this time as Thailand’s Srisaket Sor Rungvisai knocked out Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez to keep the WBC super flyweight title on Saturday before a shocked crowd including many Nicaraguan fans. Sor Rungvisai (44-4-1, 40 KOs) proved before a crowd of mo...

Can American Super Flyweights Keep Up With Mexico and Asia at StubHub?

Can American Super Flyweights Keep Up With Mexico and Asia at StubHub?

Super flies only date back to the days of VCRs in the 1980s. But from the beginning, the 115-pound limit division has delivered pound for pound one of the most exciting divisions in prizefighting, though you probably didn’t notice. On Saturday some of the most impressive array of super flywe...

Danny Roman Snatches WBA Super Bantamweight Crown in Japan

Danny Roman Snatches WBA Super Bantamweight Crown in Japan

People are always saying “with hard work and determination you can do anything.” Daniel Roman just proved it. Behind a steady work rate and precise punching Roman (23-2-1, 9 KOs) knocked out WBA super bantamweight world champion Shun Kubo (12-1, 9 KOs) in front of that fighter’s fans in ...

L.A. fight result Sept. 3, 2017

L.A. fight result Sept. 3, 2017

LOS ANGELES-A battle for the California state super bantamweight title saw Luis Rosales out-perform Ricardo Cuella over six rounds to win by majority decision on Saturday. Every round was closely contested. West Covina’s Rosales (6-1-1) inspired by a large crowd carrying posters of his face mad...

Manny Robles III KOs Tijuana’s Jose Estrella in L.A.

Manny Robles III KOs Tijuana’s Jose Estrella in L.A.

LOS ANGELES-Third generation prizefighter Manny Robles III (pictured on the right) used the knowledge of his family tree to pick apart Tijuana’s Jose Estrella on route to a fifth round stoppage on Friday night. Robles (14-0, 6 KOs), coached by his father, who was coached by his grandfather, dom...

Boxing Isn’t Dead, but Newspaper & TV News Editors Are Trying to Kill It

Boxing Isn’t Dead, but Newspaper & TV News Editors Are Trying to Kill It

Boxing is not dead. In fact it’s a powerful force that just can’t be killed. Boxing fanatics that ignored that exhibition in Las Vegas and attended the WBO super welterweight title fight between Miguel Cotto and Yoshihiro Kamegai starkly provided the strongest example of boxing’s strength o...

Miguel Cotto Wins WBO Title With Decisive Win over Japan’s Kamegai

Miguel Cotto Wins WBO Title With Decisive Win over Japan’s Kamegai

CARSON, Ca.-Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto wrenched the vacant WBO super welterweight title with a dominating performance against Japan’s Yoshihiro Kamegai to win by unanimous decision in a punch frenzy on Saturday. Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) gave the more than 7,689 fans at StubHub a prime example of ...