Author Archives: David A. Avila

GGG and Danny Jacobs Hit L.A.

GGG and Danny Jacobs Hit L.A.

LOS ANGELES-After a long seven-hour flight from New York, the “Middleweight Madness” fight contingent arrived in Southern California ready to meet the local media horde on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin and Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs met at the Conga Room in L.A. to ...

Miguel Cotto and James Kirkland Buzz L.A.

Miguel Cotto and James Kirkland Buzz L.A.

MIGUEL COTTO vs JAMES KIRKLAND -- Maybe it was a long-planned event but a press conference for Miguel Cotto and James Kirkland caught me by surprise. Puerto Rico’s Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) and Kirkland (32-2, 28 KOs) convened at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, Calif. right across the str...

Giant Killer Thompson Boxing Putting More Bullets in Chamber in 2017

Giant Killer Thompson Boxing Putting More Bullets in Chamber in 2017

Giant Killer Thompson Boxing Putting More Bullets in Chamber in 2017 - Mini powerhouse boxing organization Thompson Boxing Promotions enters its 18th year battling the promotional giants. Since its inception in 2000 the Orange County-based organization has brought several notable prizefighters to...

Saul “Neno” Rodriguez: The Road to Mayweather Promotions

Saul “Neno” Rodriguez: The Road to Mayweather Promotions

SAUL "NENO" RODRIGUEZ JOINS THE MONEY TEAM -- Perpetually thinking ahead, Floyd Mayweather signed Saul “Neno” Rodriguez to fight under his Mayweather Promotions banner. “He’s an exciting fighter,” said Mayweather by phone. “Fans want to see him fight.” Rodriguez, 23, a super feat...

John “Bang Bang” Delperdang Tries Henry Lundy in Cincinnati

John “Bang Bang” Delperdang Tries Henry Lundy in Cincinnati

DELPERDANG vs. LUNDY -- No television, no hometown crowd, no problem for John “Bang Bang” Delperdang who despite only 11 pro fights travels across the country to meet veteran contender Henry Lundy. “This is what I want, to fight someone as good as Lundy,” said Delperdang, pictured with hi...

A Peek at 2017 with Golden Boy Prexy Eric Gomez. What’s next for Canelo?

A Peek at 2017 with Golden Boy Prexy Eric Gomez. What’s next for Canelo?

GOLDEN BOY LOOK-AHEAD -- A light heavyweight contender and a light heavyweight future Hall of Famer both tasted defeat for Los Angeles-based boxing powerhouse Golden Boy Promotions on consecutive days on the company’s last two shows of 2016. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy lost in Indio and Bernard Hopk...

Top Rank’s Arum Talks Crawford, Bradley, Valdez and More

Top Rank’s Arum Talks Crawford, Bradley, Valdez and More

BOB ARUM LOOKS AHEAD TO 2017 -- One is a former Fighter of the Year and the other is this year’s candidate. Both will see action in 2017 says Top Rank’s Bob Arum. Terence Crawford, the reigning WBO and WBC super lightweight champion, stopped two of three opponents in 2016. The Nebraska prizef...

Los Angeles Fight Journal: BHop, Kingry, Quigley and more

Los Angeles Fight Journal: BHop, Kingry, Quigley and more

Los Angeles Fight Journal -Saturday traffic through the heart of downtown Los Angeles usually produces heartburn or headaches depending on the season of the year. Christmas time however seemed to lure the beach traffic to the suburban malls instead of LA Live. All was well after 60 miles of dr...

JoJo Diaz and Jason Quigley Shine in Hopkins’ Finale at the Forum

JoJo Diaz and Jason Quigley Shine in Hopkins’ Finale at the Forum

RESULTS FROM THE HOPKINS-SMITH UNDERCARD -- INGLEWOOD, Ca. - The remarkable career of Bernard Hopkins ended on a sour note on Saturday night at the Inglewood Forum, but contenders and regional champions had their moments on the Final One before more than 6,000 fans. The Golden Boy Promotions fight c...

Sullivan Barrera KOs Vyacheslav Shabranskyy at Fantasy Springs

Sullivan Barrera KOs Vyacheslav Shabranskyy at Fantasy Springs

RINGSIDE REPORT -- INDIO, Ca.-Sullivan Barrera traded knockdowns with Vyacheslav Shabranskyy before stopping the Ukrainian light heavyweight in the seventh round to win the WBC USNBC title on Friday. It was fun while it lasted. Barrera (18-1, 13 KOs) was coming off a loss against current champion...