Profiles


Class act, Mr. Burni 11/19/1925-12/30/2014

In the Tuesday edition of the San Diego Union Tribune newspaper, there was an obituary written by Ralph Burni’s grand daughter which began: “In loving Memory of my Grand Father, San Diego entrepreneur, Real Estate investor Ralph Burni. Ralph Burni was born in Amman, Jordan and lived there for the first 22 years of his […]

Lucky-Phineas Nhlengethwa: Rest in peace my friend

After the more reverent church service took place last week, about 150 of his friends, fellow coaches, students and the owner of The Arena MMA Gym got together for an additional Celebration of Life for their dear friend Lucky-Phineas Nhlengethwa Saturday afternoon at the gym where Lucky gave them so many fond memories and helped […]

Friends share thoughts about the loss of Lucky

The Arena MMA: “It is with great regret and heavy, heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Boxing Coach and absolutely tremendous human being, Lucky-Phineas Nhlengethwa. He was 43 years old. He passed away in his home unexpectedly and far, far too soon due to Asthma related issues. He leaves behind his lovely […]

Hard to believe, it’s been a year since tragic loss of Pablo Armenta

Pablo “Bronco” Armenta, 11-18-89 to 8-28-2013 Mark Twain: “Unconsciously we all have a standard by which we measure other men, and if we examine closely, we find this standard is a very simple one, and that is: we admire them, we envy them, for great qualities we ourselves lack.” These are the people doing things which […]

Alfonso Gomez, one of The Contenders, Season 1 headliners still active, still winning

Under the topic of, “When is it time to hang up the gloves?” On July 9, 2014, there was a very interesting bout between 33 year-old Alfonso Gomez (23-6-2, 12 KOs) from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and 29 year-old Ed Paredes (35-3-1, 23 KOs) of Hollywood, Florida at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, […]

Pin It on Pinterest