Author Archives: David A. Avila

Ringside at the StubHub: Valdez, Ramirez, Magdaleno Triumphant

Ringside at the StubHub: Valdez, Ramirez, Magdaleno Triumphant

CARSON, CALIF.-WBO featherweight titlist Oscar Valdez wanted a thriller and Colombia’s Miguel Marriaga helped with 12 rounds of back and forth high level action that saw the champion retain the title by unanimous decision on Saturday. And once again an arena seemed to bring out the best in a wo...

Power Hitters Lead Saturday’s Top Rank Show at StubHub

Power Hitters Lead Saturday’s Top Rank Show at StubHub

TOP RANK BOXING AT THE "HUB" -- Power hitters arrive just in time to greet the heat at the venue known for making legendary fights. Spring heat will greet three world champions of Mexican descent and an Olympian plus a few others. WBO featherweight titlist Oscar Valdez (21-0, 19 KOs) headlines...

Ringside at the Belasco: Charles Huerta Wins Battle of Los Angeles

Ringside at the Belasco: Charles Huerta Wins Battle of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - Charles Huerta faced undefeated Ivan Delgado in a battle of Los Angeles and won by knockout in a fight that was fierce in the few rounds it lasted on Friday. The win seemingly puts Huerta back in the hunt. With a large crowd from Paramount and Maywood supporting Huerta (19-5, 12 ...

SoCal Rolling in April With Several Cards on Tap

SoCal Rolling in April With Several Cards on Tap

SOUTH GATE, Calif.-Every boxing gym across Southern California seems to be working at a fever pitch pace with a series of fight cards rolling in for the next two months. Three Mexican world champions – Oscar Valdez, Gilberto Ramirez, and Jessie Magdaleno -- arrived for a media day in South Gate...

Canelo Ready for Mexican vs. Mexican War in Las Vegas

Canelo Ready for Mexican vs. Mexican War in Las Vegas

If you’re familiar with prizefighting you know the significance of Mexican idol versus Mexican idol. Putting Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) versus Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) means an army of Mexican fight fans will descend on Las Vegas like locusts on Saturday May 6 at ...

Karlos Balderas and Two Fellow Olympians Victorious in Pro Debuts

Karlos Balderas and Two Fellow Olympians Victorious in Pro Debuts

LOS ANGELES-All three former Olympians cleared their first hurdles and the new female middleweight signee also won in front of a boisterous Sunday evening crowd. More than 500 packed The Novo at LA Live to see another edition of Ringstar Sports. It was the debut for three former Olympians. Karlos...

Finding Oleksandr Usyk, the Biggest Walloper in the Ukrainian Triad

Finding Oleksandr Usyk, the Biggest Walloper in the Ukrainian Triad

Birds of a feather indeed flock together even in Ukraine. Oleksandr Usyk was one of a trio of Ukrainians discovered and signed by manager Egis Klimas. And it was all three fighter’s dream and goal to fight on a televised card in the U.S. Usyk (11-0, 10 KOs) defends the WBO cruiserweight titl...

Olympians, Josesito and Maricela Cornejo at Media Day in Riverside

Olympians, Josesito and Maricela Cornejo at Media Day in Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Ca.-With a large fight card revving up toward a rare Sunday opening, a slew of former Olympians, world title contenders and a pound for pound champion gathered for a media day in the hills of Riverside, California. For more than three years the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy has been hom...

Ringside at the Cosmopolitan: Antonio Orozco Stops Keandre Gibson

Ringside at the Cosmopolitan: Antonio Orozco Stops Keandre Gibson

LAS VEGAS-Antonio Orozco won the battle of undefeated super lightweights by knockout of Keandre Gibson to win the vacant WBC USNBC title on Saturday. San Diego’s Orozco (26-0, 17 KOs) used a punishing body attack to wear down the taller Gibson (16-1-1, 7 KOs) before more than 500 at the Chelsea...

Antonio Orozco and Keandre Gibson Clash on ESPN on Saturday

Antonio Orozco and Keandre Gibson Clash on ESPN on Saturday

It’s a battle of brains when undefeated Antonio Orozco and Keandre Gibson clash inside the boxing ring. St. Louis native Gibson (16-0-1, 7 KOs) meets San Diego’s Orozco (25-0, 16 KOs) in the main event on Saturday April 1. The super lightweight clash takes place at the Cosmopolitan in Las Veg...