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Choices: when reaching 80, do I retire, or get back to training the next Champ?

On Sunday, May 19, 2019, at a party celebrating Norman “Bumpy” Parra’s 80th Birthday, inside the gorgeous Rancho Palo Verde Estates Clubhouse in Alpine, Calif., several of us boxing insiders listened intently as the California Boxing Hall of Famer mentioned that he was giving serious consideration to come out of retirement. After witnessing his son’s […]

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 […]

Sean Loeffler and his Compound MMA Gym move to new location

It’s difficult keeping up with someone who is as active, as rambunctious as Sean “The Destroyer” Loeffler. If you visit one of the various fighting sports websites either MMA or Boxing, you’d discover how active he is. He has now fought in 19 countries. As a light heavyweight Mixed Martial Artist, he has 31 wins, 5 […]

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