First of seven Boxing Shows premiers in Rosarito, Mexico

On Friday evening, July 10, 2020, Boxing Promoter Gabriel Quinonez-Hinojoza of Quinonez Promocionez (the first of a group of local promoters) stepped up to the plate to showcase one of his shows at the popular venue Papas & Beer in Rosarito. In a time when most everyone has become exceedingly cautious in regards to the current Pandemic, it’s Quinonez’s goal to reenergize local Boxing which at this time is on its own life support/respirator in dire need of our support.

The following declaration from Mr. Quinonez is an expression of his thoughts plus the sentiments of the other eight boxing promoters who have agreed to forge a mutual alliance to help each other continue their efforts in support of local Boxing.

“As far as my latest show of Friday, July 10, 2020 at Papas & Beer, it was more or less a dry run for the safety of everyone involved: the boxers, coaches, referees, judges, doctors, the Press, the people manning the cameras, statisticians, etc., everyone who was involved. I certainly felt it was wise to go through the motions at least once. Our staff also included a crew of attendants, who during each break in the action, were running around wiping, cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting most everything to include the ring ropes. Eventually my plan is to have every show live streamed on an easily accessible platform (like YOUTUBE, Facebook, etc.). That way no boxer will be missing out on reaching his or her fan base. In turn, fans can stay up to date in regards to how their favorite boxer is performing and when they can expect his or her next show.

“On a more personal note, my confidence surely grew after receiving the support of the other eight, sincere/heartfelt promoters, in addition to the municipality of Rosarito through their secretary of government Miguel Ángel Moreno Ávila, plus municipal president Araceli Brown Figueredo and with the full support of the Rosarito Boxing Commission’s President/Head of Officials Antonio Lozada. After conferring with most everyone, the alliance has decided it would be best to start our undertaking at Papas & Beer and make it our temporary headquarters. The understanding media has also lent their support. In these difficult times we have to add and not subtract. We have to work even harder and not let our guard down. Along with these onerous times, there’s no doubt money matters will get tougher, first on a local level and then globally. And as always, the health of our boxers remains our Top Concern, now and through the remainder of this year and well into 2021.”

Below are the results from the six bouts from that show held Friday, July 10, 2020 at Papas & Beer in Rosarito which was sanctioned by the local Rosarito Boxing Commission and duly reported to, the official record keeper of the sport of boxing, a platform dedicated to providing updated data and records of professional boxers, both male and female.

Inaugurated in May 2000 with a database of 20,000 bouts, (Boxing Records Archive) has grown by leaps and bounds, with a million bouts having been entered by 2005, and currently over 2.3 million bouts to date. Its world-wide Editors scour magazines, record books, scrapbooks, and newspaper microfilm, attend boxing shows, and maintain contact with all boxing commissions throughout the world, to continually add old and new bouts. Presently they insert an average of 2,000 “new” entries each week into their huge database which is then used by over 300 different sports authorities worldwide.

Regrettably, later on, two errors were discovered on the above information sheet in regards to Bout #3, which had Nicole Chisholm’s name being misspelled plus Chisholm’s Global ID# needs to be corrected from #971902 to #910809

Just as ESPN in partnership with Top Rank and the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, local promoters plan to air their Boxing Shows in a similar Bubble Format through YOUTUBE eliciting the help of streaming services like Global Sports Streaming’s Best In Boxing, Fight Hub TV, LATV, etc. Even without the revenue from a live gate, the Promoters are not going to allow their sport to shrivel up and disappear.
In Friday’s first bout, they featured heavyweights James Francisco Soto (left) from Tijuana (Global ID 835913) facing Roberto Thomas White (Global ID 397484) from North Las Vegas, Nevada.
For several years, the 30-year-old Soto had been a well-respected referee in Tijuana, and then all of a sudden he decided, “I want to give boxing a try.” That was fine for awhile, until he started running into the mammoth size opponents like the 6’3″ tall Roberto Thomas White from North Las Vegas.
The 50-year-old White wasted little time and came out banging against the shorter Soto until the ref finally decided Soto had taken far too much punishment and stopped the bout.
With his win, Soto improved his record to 18-12-3 with 18 KOs. When you see the size of this gentleman you too might be reminded of that popular Country & Western Ballad written by James Dean. “Every morn’ at the mine, you could see him arrive. He stood 6’6″ and 245. Kinda broad at the shoulder, narrow at the hip, and everyone knew you didn’t give no lip to Big John, Big John, Big Bad John.”
In Bout #2, it was the 19-year-old Christopher Kevin Resendiz (0-1) 144 lbs., from Tijuana taking on
the 26-year-old Erik Joseph Hanley from Rancho Cordova, Calif. who had the look of someone who was well seasoned and in the sport for several years and yet we were told this was Hanley’s Pro Debut.
Surprisingly, Christopher Kevin Resendiz (left) gave the well chizeled Erik Joseph Hanley (right) a run for his money as the mixed decision scores favoring Hanley can attest: 37-38, 39-36 and 40-35.
At Thursday’s weigh-ins for Bout #3, the 29-year-old, 5’4″ tall Super Bantamweight Nicole Chisholm (1-0) from Woodland Hills, Calif. (Global ID 910809) weighed in at 122 lbs.
while her opponent, the 24-year-old Viridiana Guadalupe Garcia from Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico who was making her Pro Debut, weighed 119 lbs.
On Friday, we see referee Miguel Angel Hernamdez (center) and the two young ladies posing for one last photo before the start of their four round super bantamweight bout.
At the 2:51 point of round two, referee Miguel Angel Hernandez stepped-in to stop the contest after he saw Viridiana Guadalupe Garcia (left) was taking far too many unanswered blows.

In Bout #4 they had the 19-year-old Rigo Cruz Cebreros (Global ID 861918) from Aqua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico going up against

the 22-year-old, 5’9″ tall Malikai “Maching Gun” Johnson (Global ID# 809432) (6-0-1, 4 KOs) from Sacramento, Calif., who weighed in at 122 lbs.
Miss-match or what? At the time of their introduction, it was clear that the older Malikai Johnson (left), who came down in weight to fight Rigo Cruz Cebreros (right) would be benefitting big time from a great many advantages over the shorter, younger and less experienced Cebreros. The Manager who matched Cebreros up with Johnson should be sent backing. Johnson not only enjoyed a reach advantage, a height advantage, a weight and conditioning advantage, but most importantly an experience level advantage.
Their bout was justifiably called to a halt at the 77 second mark of round number one.
Before the start of Bout #5, we see the 23-year-old Luis Montellano of Tijuana (1-7-2, 1 KO) (right) and his opponent the 35-year-old Arturo Ballesteros (2-8-0, 2 KOs) (left) pose for one last photo before the start of their contest. Like Bout #4, this match-up featured some stark contrasts. Whereas Ballesteros (left) had faced just two boxers with a winning record in his last eight fights, still, he had been knocked out in all 8 contests. While his opponent, Montellano, had been the victim of just one knockout while facing seven gents, all with a winning record. Only two of his opponents had a losing record. As you might expect, Ballesteros only lasted until the 2:09 mark of round one before the ref stopped the fight.
At their Thursday, July 9, 2020 weighin, the 29-year-old Lizandro de los Santos (25-19-1, 11 KOs) of Aqua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico tipped the scales at 151 lbs. while his opponent
the 28-year-old, 5’9″ tall Ronald “Diablo” Cruz (16-1, 11 KOs) from North Hollywood, Calif. weighed in at exactly 154 lbs., the super welterweight limit.
On Friday, we see the fighters meeting in the center of the ring to receive their final instructions from veteran referee Miguel Angel Hernandez.
In this the final bout of the show, Bout #6, we see Ronald “Diablo” Cruz of North Hollywood, Calif. (right) all smiles after securing his TKO victory over tough guy Lizandro de los Santos of Aqua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. The stoppage came at the :45 second mark of round four, at which time Cruz was quick to show us his shirt which surprisingly has all these logos of the boxer’s seven sponsors.
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