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By Juan C. Ayllon
Photos by Efren Gutierrez
CHICAGO, December 12, 2014 — There were thrills in supporting bouts, but what promised to be a barnburner at the UIC Pavilion ended in a whimper.
Last night’s main event at the UIC Pavilion had scarcely began when a right hook from the undefeated Rau’shee Warren (12-0, 3 knockouts, 117.5 lbs.) deposited the onrushing Javier Gallo (21-10-1, 12 KO’s, 118 lbs.) into the ropes. Righting himself, Gallo resumed the chase. The combatants circled. Unfortunately, before the bout got untracked, about a minute later, their heads slammed together and, blinking, Gallo collapsed. Writhing in pain, he rolled over on his back. Some booing ensued. Read the rest of this entry “
Thank you so much, everybody, for calling in today. This call officially kicks off the “ROYAL BATTLE: Khan vs. Alexander” fight week activities. We have both Khan and Alexander on the call today; we will start with Devon Alexander and his trainer, Kevin Cunningham.
Heavy-Handed KO Artist Marcelino Pineda to Face Golden Gloves Champ, Will Hughes, in Saturday’s ‘Battle of the Boat’ at Emeral Queen Casino!November 14th, 2014
Undefeated Marcelino Pineda Signs with Halquist Productions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TACOMA, WA — Brian Halquist Productions is proud to announce the signing of the fast rising welterweight knockout artist, Marcelino Pineda (4-0, 4 KOs). Northwest boxing fans are in for a treat as the heavy handed Pineda is expected to be a regular showcase at upcoming Battle at the Boat events at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA to continue his very promising professional boxing career.
Local fight fans have already gotten a glimpse of Pineda’s exciting fighting style, appearing at the Emerald Queen Casino for all four of his professional fights and walking away with early knockouts in everyone. Pineda is already scheduled to make his first appearance since signing with Halquist Productions, fighting on the upcoming Battle at the Boat 98 card on November 15th. He will be taking on four time Tacoma Golden Gloves champion, Will Hughes. Read the rest of this entry “
By Juan C. Ayllon
November 11, 2014 — The movie, “I am Ali” is a touching, well-varnished multimedia scrapbook of remembrances of Muhammad Ali, the larger than life heavyweight boxing champion. At times amber hued, others grainy black and white, it’s a montage of recollections of reporters, family members, former opponents, contemporaries and those close to Ali, juxtaposed with current footage of those being interviewed. Replete with photos, period music, home movies and newsreel footage, it conveys the spirt of the times, as well as the man, to great effect.
It opens with a joking, 20-something Cassius Clay wearing a suit and tie on a black and white TV game show, then and cuts to a taped telephone conversation years later with one of his daughters, Maryum Ali, who exhorts him not to fight because he’s “too old” at 37 to attempt to win the heavyweight title for a fourth time. Read the rest of this entry “