Profiles


Who’s who of local boxing – in alphabetical order

A B After training long and hard at a local training facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, Beamon believed he was ready for the biggest fight of his career, the WBC World Super Flyweight Title fight versus one of the best ever, Juan Francisco Estrada now (40-3, 27 KOs). On August 24th, the championship fight was […]

When reaching 80, do you retire, or get set to train the next Champ?

On Sunday, May 19, 2019, a party took place at the gorgeous Rancho Palo Verde Estates Clubhouse in Alpine, Calif. to celebrate Norman “Bumpy” Parra’s 80th Birthday. At one point several boxing insiders sat there listening intently as this Boxing Hall of Famer mentioned his future plans. After witnessing the awe-inspiring success of his son […]

Summary of what’s happening locally

Featherweight boxer Jorge “Tito” Ruiz, who originally trained with Sergio Melendrez when the Alliance Training Center was located on 3rd Avenue in Chula Vista, Calif., is now on what you would call the comeback trail. He’s living in Gilbert, Arizona and training at the EOS Gym/Physical Fitness Center. Ruiz returned to the ring on Feb. […]

“Mighty Mo” Hooker…..with a little help from his friends

Hooker, with a little help (let’s face it, with a lot of help) from his friends) has gotten himself right there on the top rung of this sport. On June 9, 2018, he defeated the undefeated Terry Flanagan (33-0), to become the World Boxing Organization’s Super Lightweight World Champion. Being the Title Holder can be […]

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