Author Archives: David A. Avila

Rahkmankulov and Damien Lopez Win at Burbank

Rahkmankulov and Damien Lopez Win at Burbank

In a rare battle between prized prospects Sagadat Rahkmankulov out-dueled Jhon Leon by unanimous decision in a fight much closer and intense than the scores indicated on Friday. Kazakhstan’s Rahkmankulov (2-0), now fighting out of Oxnard, proved to be slightly better than Colombia’s Leon (3-1...

Hot Prospects on Display in Back-to-Back SoCal Fight Cards

Hot Prospects on Display in Back-to-Back SoCal Fight Cards

The San Fernando Valley heats up again this weekend as Bash Entertainment brings back-to-back fight cards. A pair of super featherweights headline the card on Friday April 20, at the Marriott Burbank Hotel in Burbank, California. Jarret Jeter (7-2-1) meets Samuel Yniquez (5-6-4) in the main event...

Ringside Report: Francisco Vargas Razor Sharp at Fantasy Springs

Ringside Report: Francisco Vargas Razor Sharp at Fantasy Springs

INDIO, Calif.-Former world champion Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas looked sharp as a razor in slicing up Rod Salka to win by stoppage on Thursday. The Mexico City warrior Vargas (25-1-2, 18 KOs) was in total control in dominating veteran Salka (24-5, 4 KOs) before more than 1,000 at Fantasy Sp...

Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas Leads Golden Boy Card at Fantasy Springs

Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas Leads Golden Boy Card at Fantasy Springs

Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas fought in not just one but two Fight of the Year fights and two other grueling slugfests that could make a grown man quiver. Will he ever have an easy fight? Vargas (24-1-2, 17 KOs) looks to find out when he meets Rod Salka (24-4, 4 KOs) in the main event on T...

Tanajara and Esparza Win Impressively on a Short Program at the Belasco

Tanajara and Esparza Win Impressively on a Short Program at the Belasco

LOS ANGELES-Thousands of miles from home Hector Tanajara showed the L.A. crowd what he’s all about as he powered through Ensenada’s Hector Ambriz in a battle of Hectors on Friday night. San Antonio’s Tanajara (13-0, 5 KOs) battled to a unanimous decision victory over Mexico’s Ambriz (12-5...

Sergio Mora vs Alfredo Angulo: A Battle Between Friends in Las Vegas

Sergio Mora vs Alfredo Angulo: A Battle Between Friends in Las Vegas

Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora and Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo are set to meet in a “Play It to the Bone” moment. That’s a movie in the late 90s about two friends forced to fight each other. Former world champion Mora (28-5-2) of East L.A. meets former contender Angulo (24-6, 20 KOs) o...

Hector Tanajara and Marlen Esparza Share Top Billing at the Belasco Theater

Hector Tanajara and Marlen Esparza Share Top Billing at the Belasco Theater

Several years ago the lustrous Belasco Theater opened up its doors to professional boxing after decades of serving primarily as a music venue. In three-plus years a number of prospects entered the prize ring for Golden Boy Promotions, many of them for the first time. A few have succeeded and grad...

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez Pulls Out of GGG Fight

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez Pulls Out of GGG Fight

LOS ANGELES - Because of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s positive tests for a banned drug, the rematch with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin for the middleweight championship has been canceled. “At this point we’re going to have to cancel the May 5 rematch,” said Eric Gomez, the Golden Boy presiden...

Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin Wins Big at the ‘360’ Premiere in Hollywood

Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin Wins Big at the ‘360’ Premiere in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.-Nothing like a Hollywood premiere to introduce a new star on the horizon as Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin produced a knockout in front of a star-studded crowd on Tuesday evening. Martin (21-0,12 KOs) tantalized a crowd of several hundred people at the world famous Avalon theater i...

Boxing Hits Hollywood Behind Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions

Boxing Hits Hollywood Behind Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions

Hooray for Hollywood! That could be the theme for the new boxing series “Hollywood Fight Nights” by 360 Promotions that begins on Tuesday, March 27. A fight card led by super lightweight contender Ryan Martin (pictured with Abel Sanchez) is the brain child of promoter extraordinaire Tom Lo...