Author Archives: David A. Avila

Jousce Gonzalez and Aaron McKenna Win by KOs in Santa Monica

Jousce Gonzalez and Aaron McKenna Win by KOs in Santa Monica

SANTA MONICA-A star studded audience saw prospects battle along the sea shore at the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation benefit to battle diabetes on Wednesday. Luminaries such as Cindy Crawford, Cedric the Entertainer and of course Oscar De La Hoya watched a short program of boxing at Santa Monica Low...

Sugar Ray Fight Card, Monster Inoue and Santa Cruz in L.A.

Sugar Ray Fight Card, Monster Inoue and Santa Cruz in L.A.

A beach sunset serves as the backdrop for a fight card filled with several prospects on the Golden Boy Promotions stable on Wednesday. It’s the Ninth Annual B. Riley FBR, Inc. Show to benefit the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation and takes place at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, Cal...

Mexico vs. Philippines Split as Duarte and Duno Win at Fantasy Springs

Mexico vs. Philippines Split as Duarte and Duno Win at Fantasy Springs

INDIO, CALIF.-A pair of Philippines versus Mexico lightweight clashes ended in a draw as Filipino lightweight Romero Duno (pictured on the right) won his match and Mexican lightweight Oscar Duarte took his bout on Thursday night. Both fights ended in surprising decisions. After Filipino lightw...

Lightweights on Parade: Romero Duno at Fantasy Springs and More

Lightweights on Parade: Romero Duno at Fantasy Springs and More

When the best fight the best you get a Romero Duno who was put on a small fight show and unexpectedly knocked out the hometown favorite easy peasy. On another show, Rey Perez toppled the same hometown fighter and he’s now in the semi-main event. The two Filipinos fighters headline the fight ...

Nicaragua’s Roberto Arriaza Beats Juan Ruiz on a Thompson Anniversary Card

Nicaragua’s Roberto Arriaza Beats Juan Ruiz on a Thompson Anniversary Card

ONTARIO, CALIF.-In celebration of its 18th anniversary Thompson Boxing Promotions brought out the big guns including announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. and two Latin American welterweight standouts on Friday. It seemed like yesterday when Thompson Boxing opened its first show with local fighter Carlos ...

Boxing Moves East After two Blazing Southern California Weekends

Boxing Moves East After two Blazing Southern California Weekends

Two consecutive weekends saw Southern California blazing like one of those summer forest fires. It all ended with Gennady Golovkin and company closing the show with a sudden burst of power like a fireworks show. That’s how you close a show. Now the action moves back east to New York and Penn...

Golovkin KOs Martirosyan; Cecilia Braekhus Survives Knockdown

Golovkin KOs Martirosyan; Cecilia Braekhus Survives Knockdown

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin returned to form with a telling knockout win over veteran Vanes Martirosyan to extend his title defense streak, set a record for gate receipts and show the world he’s still the unified middleweight champion of the world on Saturday. After a brief one round pause Golov...

No Knockout, But Ryan Garcia Wins Convincingly

No Knockout, But Ryan Garcia Wins Convincingly

CARSON, CALIF.-As expected Ryan Garcia got stiff competition from hardnosed Puerto Rican Jayson Velez, but retained the NABF and NABO super featherweight titles by unanimous decision on Friday. An unexpectedly large crowd of 6,625 at the StubHub Center showed that the undefeated Garcia (15-0, 13 ...

Vanes Martirosyan Likes Mexican Style Too

Vanes Martirosyan Likes Mexican Style Too

Toppling a monster like Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is not for the timid. Enter Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan. Glendale, California’s Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KOs) steps through the ropes against undefeated Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) on Saturday, May 5, at the StubHub Center in Los Ange...

The StubHub is the Next Stop on Ryan Garcia’s Race for Fame

The StubHub is the Next Stop on Ryan Garcia’s Race for Fame

Ryan Garcia moves so fast he’s already out-sped two nicknames. First there was “KingRy” then “Flash,” pretty soon it’s going to be “Gone,” as in baseball jargon for a home run. Victorville’s meteoric sensation Garcia has zipped by the competition like a Ferrari racing a Ford ...