Profiles


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 […]

This is your life Joe Lopez, 86 and still going strong

A believer in the value of friends and having a close-knit family, Joe Lopez is certainly blessed. With so many people of different age groups present on Saturday, they all seemed so homogeneous. In other words, they really got along well. No one overdid the beer or alcohol consumption and everyone was so kind and […]

Locals to be inducted into Boxing’s Hall of Fames: Morales, Garcia, Chong, Rochin & Rendon

The hot topic on March 20, 2018, was the number of our local brethren being honored with induction into the various Boxing Hall of Fames. First, you have the California Boxing Hall of Fame’s 17th Annual Honorary Ceremony at The Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center, Studio City, Calif. on  Saturday, March 24, 2018. Renowned boxing promoter Don Fraser, […]

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