Author Archives: David A. Avila

Jason Quigley Wins NABF Title on ESPN Card at Fantasy Springs

Jason Quigley Wins NABF Title on ESPN Card at Fantasy Springs

INDIO, Calif.-Ireland’s Jason “El Animal” Quigley stormed to an early lead and despite an injured right hand held off the late rally from New Jersey’s Glen Tapia to win the vacant NABF middleweight title on Thursday. A near packed house at Fantasy Springs Casino, including many flag wavin...

Irish Jason Quigley Leads Deep ESPN Card at Fantasy Springs

Irish Jason Quigley Leads Deep ESPN Card at Fantasy Springs

BOXING AT FANTASY SPRINGS -- An extremely strong fight card led by Ireland’s Jason “El Animal” Quigley opens a partnership between Golden Boy Promotions and ESPN on Thursday. Quigley (12-0, 10 KOs) meets Glen Tapia (23-3, 15 KOs) in a 12 round middleweight contest for the NABF title at Fant...

GGG, Mr. Excitement, Faces a Real Challenge in Daniel Jacobs

GGG, Mr. Excitement, Faces a Real Challenge in Daniel Jacobs

In the middle of a Los Angeles area arena parking lot Gennady “GGG” Golovkin stood flanked by dozens of fans signing autographs and posing for photos graciously and patiently. Among those eagerly waiting their turn were African Americans, Latinos, Russians and others gathering around like a m...

Jason Quigley Media Day and more SoCal Fight Chatter

Jason Quigley Media Day and more SoCal Fight Chatter

SANTA MONICA, Ca.-With one week before entering the boxing ring Ireland’s Jason Quigley met with the media in a basement boxing gym on Wednesday. His stablemate Michael Conlan fights on St. Patrick’s Day in New York. Quigley doesn’t envy him. “It’s cold over there,” he said with...

Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez’s Kryptonite

Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez’s Kryptonite

Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez marched through three weight divisions like Napoleon’s army with slight potholes here and there but no Waterloos, until encountering the super flyweights. Now the pound for pound best takes pause. “I feel it is difficult at the heavier weight. Never did I thin...

Fight Results and More from Quiet Cannon in SoCal

Fight Results and More from Quiet Cannon in SoCal

MONTEBELLO, Ca.-It’s a golf course by day and a banquet hall and meeting place by night. On some occasions, like last night, it’s a boxing venue that attracts fans throughout Southern California and beyond. The Quiet Cannon Golf Course sits on the outskirts of Montebello, right next to the no...

In an Upset, Romero Duno Brutally KOs Chimpa Gonzalez in L.A.

In an Upset, Romero Duno Brutally KOs Chimpa Gonzalez in L.A.

RINGSIDE AT THE BELASCO THEATER -Hometown favorite Chimpa Gonzalez was brutally knocked out in the second round by Filipino lightweight Romero Duno who won the WBC Youth title with the win on Friday. Gonzalez was sent to the hospital after the fight. Duno (13-1, 12 KOs) walked in with a reputatio...

De La Hoya Goes East; Plus Other Points of Interest

De La Hoya Goes East; Plus Other Points of Interest

A BUSY BOXING WEEKEND -- A storm of fight cards takes place from the West Coast to the East Coast beginning on Friday. One contender Diego De La Hoya is making his first appearance on New York turf. Can the younger cousin of promoter Oscar De La Hoya deliver? Since first stepping in the prize ...

Bombs Away for David Lemieux and Curtis Stevens

Bombs Away for David Lemieux and Curtis Stevens

Bombs Away for David Lemieux and Curtis Stevens LEMIEUX VS. STEVENS MARCH 11 AT TURNING STONE -- Knockout punchers are never ever out of vogue. That ability to render an opponent motionless with a single strike captivates fans. When former middleweight champion David Lemieux (36-3, 32 KOs) ...

Saul Rodriguez Nearly Capsized; De Loach and Tabiti Win by KO at Pechanga

Saul Rodriguez Nearly Capsized; De Loach and Tabiti Win by KO at Pechanga

Saul Rodriguez Nearly Capsized - Saul “Neno” Rodriguez was nearly capsized in his hometown debut by Oscar Bravo but managed to rally to a split decision win on Friday. With new boss Floyd Mayweather watching in the front row, Rodriguez (21-0-1, 15 KOs) rallied to victory in front of a boister...