Author Archives: David A. Avila

Mickey Roman Ends Orlando Salido’s Career by TKO in Las Vegas

Mickey Roman Ends Orlando Salido’s Career by TKO in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS-In a battle of Mexican gladiators Mickey Roman knocked out Orlando “Siri” Salido to unceremoniously end the old war horse’s long and fiery era on Saturday. A 20-year career came to a sudden end. After many wars and bloody battles Salido (44-14, 31 KOs) simply ran out of bullets...

SoCal’s 16-Year-Old Phenom Joseph Landeros Hits Chihuahua

SoCal’s 16-Year-Old Phenom Joseph Landeros Hits Chihuahua

RIVERSIDE, Calif.-For decades Mexico has been sending its best across the border to beat up on boxers on this side. Lately, that trend has been reversed. Riverside’s Joseph Landeros, with school books in tow, has been crossing the border south of us to put his mitts on prizefighters in rugged M...

Global Warfare for Super Featherweights in Las Vegas on Saturday

Global Warfare for Super Featherweights in Las Vegas on Saturday

Super featherweights take center stage in Las Vegas with a number of the best 130-pounders in the world on a boxing card resembling global warfare. Can you imagine if the world could settle its difference by sending its best fighter to face another country’s best fighter? This fight card is ...

One Last Bow from Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto

One Last Bow from Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto

It was two months before the World Trade Towers would no longer exist following a horrendous terrorist attack in New York City. A Los Angeles boxing card featured Roy Jones Jr. at the height of his power against Julio Gonzalez, a unification title fight in the light heavyweight division. On the s...

Golden Boy on ESPN: Lamont Roach Retains His Belt and Other Results

Golden Boy on ESPN: Lamont Roach Retains His Belt and Other Results

Lamont Roach survived a severe body attack early in the fight with Philippine’s Rey Perez to kick into overdrive and win convincingly in retaining the WBC Youth Silver super featherweight title on Thursday. But for a brief hiccup it was touch and go. Roach (16-0, 6 KOs), with a little help f...

Ireland’s Aaron McKenna Debuts in NYC and Other Fight Chatter

Ireland’s Aaron McKenna Debuts in NYC and Other Fight Chatter

Aaron McKenna, a tall rangy welterweight from Ireland, makes his pro debut on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Just two months after signing a contract with Golden Boy Promotions, the former amateur star from Monaghan, Ireland will enter the ring largely unknown to box...

L.A. Fight Card Chock-Full of Close Fights

L.A. Fight Card Chock-Full of Close Fights

LOS ANGELES-Two of the most closely matched fights ended in a draw and the actual main attraction was a female clash on Saturday. A crowded ballroom saw a lightweight clash between East L.A.’s Ruben Martinez (5-1-1) and L.A.’s Joseph Lopez (1-1-2) result in a draw after four back-and-forth ro...

Southern California Update: L.A. Fight Card, “Chingonskyy” and More

Southern California Update: L.A. Fight Card, “Chingonskyy” and More

Downtown Los Angeles will be the location for the final All Star Boxing show of this year that features a sparkling array of Southern California prospects on Saturday. You never know which star will emerge from an All Star Boxing show. A number of current boxing stars made their pro debuts on ...

“Tattoo” Brings a New Radio Vibe from the Golden Boy Headquarters

“Tattoo” Brings a New Radio Vibe from the Golden Boy Headquarters

A new Los Angeles-based radio show hit the digital air waves last week heralded by Tattoo and the crew that includes Jessica Rosales and DJ Ray. It’s sponsored by Golden Boy Radio and streamed via the Dash Radio app. Long has L.A. been the media capitol of the world with its hold on the movie i...

East L.A. Thanksgiving Goes Both Ways for the De La Hoyas

East L.A. Thanksgiving Goes Both Ways for the De La Hoyas

Growing up in East Los Angeles one learns immediately that the main artery of the unincorporated town remains and always has been Whittier Boulevard. It’s a busy street that was first paved as part of the El Camino Real when the Spaniards first visited California in 1769. Now it’s still a mai...