Author Archives: David A. Avila

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 ...

Joseph Landeros is 13-0 With 13 KOs and He’s Only 17 Years Old !

Joseph Landeros is 13-0 With 13 KOs and He’s Only 17 Years Old !

High school sensation Joseph Landeros continued his winning streak with his 13th consecutive knockout on Saturday in Mexico. It’s a country that has proven to be lucky and profitable for the driven teen-aged prizefighter. Landeros, now 17, has been making this trek to fight professionally for t...

Hector Lopez Jr. Wins by KO in the Main Go of a 12-fight Card

Hector Lopez Jr. Wins by KO in the Main Go of a 12-fight Card

LOS ANGELES-Hector Lopez Jr. won a bruising battle with Thomas Herrera by stoppage in a lightweight battle that was one of a dozen fights on Saturday's All Star Boxing card at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. Lopez (9-0-1, 6 KOs) pleased a large following with his knockout win over the stubborn Herr...

Giovani Santillan Improves to 24-0 With a Quick KO of Alejandro Barboza

Giovani Santillan Improves to 24-0 With a Quick KO of Alejandro Barboza

ONTARIO, CALIF-NABO welterweight titlist Giovani Santillan sent the crowd home early with a body shot knockout of Mexico’s Alejandro Barboza in the second round on Friday. Before a near sell-out crowd at Doubletree Hotel, San Diego’s Santillan (24-0, 14 KOs) remained undefeated and retained t...

Giovanni Santillan Returns to His Familiar Digs and other SoCal Fight News

Giovanni Santillan Returns to His Familiar Digs and other SoCal Fight News

Giovanni Santillan returns to his stomping grounds with the NABO welterweight title in hand. Will he be the next jewel to capture a world title for the little giant promotion company? Santillan (23-0, 13 KOs) defends the title against Mexico’s Alejandro Barboza (11-1) on Friday April 27 at the ...