Author Archives: David A. Avila

Michael Dutchover Wins By One-Punch KO in Ontario

Michael Dutchover Wins By One-Punch KO in Ontario

ONTARIO, Calif.-Lightweight prospect Michael Dutchover blazed by Sergio Ramirez by knockout and a battle of undefeated bantamweights was marred by an errant knockdown on Friday evening. On a night when one prospect was fighting in the Mid-West, it was Dutchover (10-0, 7 KOs) grabbing an impressiv...

Busy Friday for Thompson Boxing: Zhora on ShoBox; Dutchover at Ontario

Busy Friday for Thompson Boxing: Zhora on ShoBox; Dutchover at Ontario

Southern California’s small promotional powerhouse steps forward with a fight card in California and sends a potential contender to Iowa on the same day. Zhora Hamazaryan (9-0, 6 KOs) meets Thomas Mattice (12-0, 10 KOs) in a crucial battle between undefeated lightweights at WinnaVegas Casino an...

The Avila Perspective Chapter 6: Munguia, Cruiserweights and Pacman

The Avila Perspective Chapter 6: Munguia, Cruiserweights and Pacman

Adjoining states in the west host a number of boxing cards including a world title contest that features a newcomer who, before knocking out a world champion, was erroneously categorized by a Nevada official as unworthy of a title challenge. Welcome to the world of Mexico’s Jaime Munguia (29-0,...

The Avila Perspective, Chapter 5: All Roads Lead to L.A. or La.

The Avila Perspective, Chapter 5: All Roads Lead to L.A. or La.

All roads lead to L.A. in the world of boxing. Whether it’s Los Angeles or Louisiana prizefighting is headed toward a busy weekend in the city of Angels or the Big Easy. Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse both have L.A. ties and will meet for the WBA welterweight world title on Saturday. New Or...

Oscar Negrete Revs It Up at Belasco Theater in L.A.

Oscar Negrete Revs It Up at Belasco Theater in L.A.

LOS ANGELES-It was a return to normalcy for Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete and a return to the win column as the bantamweight contender bludgeoned his way to a win on Friday evening. Negrete (18-1, 7 KOs) returned to the bantamweight division against Diuhl Olguin (13-10-3) after moving up a weight...

The Avila Perspective, Chapter 4: Streaming, JC Ramirez, and Canelo

The Avila Perspective, Chapter 4: Streaming, JC Ramirez, and Canelo

The eyes of streaming are upon us all the livelong day. Recent announcements by Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events about streaming fights on Facebook follows a number of other groups that have pledged to this alternative media venture. It’s nothing new. Streaming of prizefights has bee...

Book Review: “Latino Boxing in Southern California”

Book Review: “Latino Boxing in Southern California”

Modern boxing has existed for more or less 160 years after the Marquis of Queensbury rules were adopted. Since that time hundreds and perhaps tens of thousands of pages have been quilled or typed depicting the sport’s torrid and colorful history. Prizefighters such as John L. Sullivan, Harry Gr...

The Avila Perspective Chapter 3: ABC, Claressa Shields and More

The Avila Perspective Chapter 3: ABC, Claressa Shields and More

Top bosses from professional boxing met in Los Angeles several weeks ago to discuss dangerous weight loss practices. But they may have ignited something needed even more than that. Prizefighting has always needed a central governing council or commission or advisory committee to administer the sp...

Vergil Ortiz Takes Air Out of Former Champ in L.A.

Vergil Ortiz Takes Air Out of Former Champ in L.A.

LOS ANGELES-Step up and take a chance was the name of the game as two undefeated prospects saw their time under the spotlights on Saturday. Super lightweight contender Vergil Ortiz (10-0, 10 KOs) stepped up and took his turn with the human litmus test and Mexico City’s Juan Carlos Salgado (27-9...

The Avila Perspective, Chapter 2: GGG, Danny Roman and More

The Avila Perspective, Chapter 2: GGG, Danny Roman and More

LOS ANGELES-Can pugilistic bliss be attained by Gennady “GGG” Golovkin post-Canelo? It’s a question that was rendered to Mexican style prizefighter Golovkin before various media on Monday at the Palm Restaurant. Golovkin received a trinket from one of the other boxing publications and a ...