Amateur Boxing


Citlalli Ortiz, USA Amateur Boxing’s Olympic Hopeful

Citlalli Ortiz began to box when she was just eight-years-old. What happened was her older sister began to box and there was no one left at home to care for the younger Citlalli. Then, Citlalli’s workouts became a necessity when she needed to lose some weight before heading off to Middle School. Since her Dad […]

Results from the 2018 Battle of the Badges held on the USS Midway

Saturday afternoon, June 16, 2018, imagine you’re in the shoes of Clement Casillas, the coordinator of this year’s Battle of the Badges show. On board the floating fortress, the U. S. S. Midway Naval Air Carrier, he’s virtually walking around in circles nervously contemplating his limited options. Initially, he looks off in the far distance hoping […]

Weigh-ins completed for tonight’s 15th Annual Battle of the Badges

On Saturday morning, it was unusually cool with the temperature right around 60 degrees. Aboard the U. S. S. Midway Museum, the unexpected cooling of temperatures plus offshore breezes had most people wearing warm clothing, jackets, long sleeve flannel shirts and rubbing their hands together to stay warm. Not so for the purposeful, tough-minded boxers who […]

2018 “Battle of the Badges” Saturday on the U.S.S. Midway

On Saturday evening, June 16, 2018, the San Diego Chapter of the National Latino Peace Officers Association, the Community Youth Athletic Center (CYAC) plus the countless volunteers will host this year’s “Battle of the Badges XV” on board the U.S.S. Midway. For the participants, it’s a once a year athletic competition for local law enforcement, firemen, and […]

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