Author Archives: David A. Avila

Teenage Sensation Ryan Garcia Sparkles at Fantasy Springs

Teenage Sensation Ryan Garcia Sparkles at Fantasy Springs

INDIO, Ca.-Crowds gathered hours before the sold out event opened its doors and then saw Ryan Garcia unload a lethal left hook to end the fight in less than three minutes against Mexico’s Fernando Vargas on Thursday. Fans erupted in cheers. Teenage sensation Garcia (14-0, 13 KOs) continued t...

Ryan Garcia Headlines Thursday’s Show on ESPN From Fantasy Springs

Ryan Garcia Headlines Thursday’s Show on ESPN From Fantasy Springs

Ryan “KingRy” Garcia strode through a sea of reporters at a media workout handling questions and interviews surprisingly adroit for a prizefighter with less than two years of experience. Confidence can do that. Armed with undeniable confidence Garcia (13-0, 12 KOs) faces Fernando Vargas (3...

Fight Action from Commerce Casino

Fight Action from Commerce Casino

COMMERCE, Ca.-Boxing returned to the Commerce Casino after many years and a bantamweight clash saw Michigan’s Ryan Allen rally from behind to win by knockout over Arizona’s Edward Ceballos on Saturday. After many years of not having boxing the Commerce Casino opened its doors to boxing once a...

Antonio Orozco and Seniesa Estrada Victorious in L.A.

Antonio Orozco and Seniesa Estrada Victorious in L.A.

LOS ANGELES-Super lightweight contender Antonio Orozco shook off the rust and returned to form with a unanimous decision win over veteran Martin Honorio on Friday. Several months ago he was unable to make weight but this time he was right on weight. Before a large crowd at Belasco Theater, the...

Big News on the Female Fight Front, Orozco Returns and More

Big News on the Female Fight Front, Orozco Returns and More

If you followed the arc of women’s boxing it’s easy to trace because of television. Basically female prizefighting has been nonexistent on TV. Not since Laila Ali was the main event against Christy Martin in 2003 when their clash was televised on pay-per-view had any female boxing event in No...

Ringside at the StubHub: Oscar Valdez Survives A War to Keep His Title

Ringside at the StubHub: Oscar Valdez Survives A War to Keep His Title

Under a constant rain WBO featherweight titlist Oscar Valdez was able to overcome the hefty looking Scott Quigg in a brutal war before a small crowd to win by unanimous decision on Saturday. “I appreciate the fans coming out in the rain,” said Valdez. Fighting under a tarp, a bloodied Vald...

Ringside at the OC Hangar: Hovhannisyan TKOs Rios in a Shocker

Ringside at the OC Hangar: Hovhannisyan TKOs Rios in a Shocker

COSTA MESA, Calif.-Azat Hovhannisyan walked into the lion’s den that is Ronny Rios neighborhood and emerged with a knockout win to retain the WBC America’s super bantamweight title on Friday. Hovhannisyan (14-2, 11 KOs) out-battled Rios (29-3, 13 KOs) before a sold out audience at the OC Hang...

Top-Tier SoCal Fighters Top the Bills in TV Fights This Weekend

Top-Tier SoCal Fighters Top the Bills in TV Fights This Weekend

Two prizefighters from Riverside County, Calif. compete for America’s television boxing audience as Oscar Valdez and Mikey Garcia perform on rival networks this weekend. Valdez defends the WBO featherweight title in Southern California while Garcia defends the WBC lightweight title in Texas on ...

Dmitry Bivol Performs in New York’s Madison Square Garden

Dmitry Bivol Performs in New York’s Madison Square Garden

Almost hidden in the middle of suburbia Dmitry Bivol quietly toiled away working on his craft like a master violinist preparing for a concerto. Every note perfected. There’s a quiet dignity about Bivol. The performance begins today for WBA light heavyweight titlist Bivol (12-0, 10 KOs) as he...

GGG and Canelo in Chilly L.A.

GGG and Canelo in Chilly L.A.

LOS ANGELES-It was Los Angeles cold and several hundred fans gathered in LA Live to watch the two middleweight titans Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in person Tuesday evening. If you are a L.A. native then any temperature below 50 represents near unbearable. Coming fr...