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Boxing’s headlines from the Left Coast

On Saturday, Brandon Rios, the current WBA lightweight champ and stablemate Mikey Garcia are having a charity boxing function in Oxnard, Ca. with all the proceeds going to the family of amateur boxer Gustavo Rodriguez who was shot and killed last week. “Gustavo was just 17,” said Robert Garcia of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy. […]

Major change to Friday’s Locked N’ Loaded event at the Doubletree

Late change for Friday, June 24th’s boxing show at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario reads: Reynoso and Almaraz step up into “Locked N’ Loaded” main event on June 24!” With Efrain Esquivias sidelined due to a cut suffered in training, Thompson Boxing Promotions’ “Locked N’ Loaded” event on Friday will now feature Jose “El Nino” […]

Best pound for pound female boxers to meet

Friday evening, Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm (30-1-3), the current women’s pound for pound champion pitched a shutout against Victoria Cisneros (5-12-2, 1 KO) at the Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The bout was a rematch of an earlier meeting in which Holm beat Cisneros 100-90 and 99-91 twice. In that bout […]

Weigh ins for Froch vs Johnson, Kessler vs Bouadla fights

Friday, the weigh-ins for the four fighters who will compete Saturday on Showtime (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) went off without a snag as all four made weight. In Atlantic City, WBC super middleweight champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch (left, in photos) tipped the scale at 167 1/2 pounds while former world titleholder […]

Two live underdogs coming to town to face Molina Jr. and Dallas Jr.

The Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA in association with ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” and Goossen Tutor Promotions are known for putting on exceptional fights. On June 24, they have a doosey planned. In the 10 round main event, reigning WBC USNBC Lightweight Champion John Molina Jr (21-1, 17 KOs), from Covina, CA, will square […]

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