Posts by Juan:
CHICAGO, IL, November 21, 2013 – Boxing is pain. Chicago middleweight boxer Trinidad Garcia (5-3-3) knew that when he came out of retirement last August. But nothing compared to the pain he felt when his young son Jesiah was diagnosed with autism.
“A year before my son was diagnosed, he was able to talk to me. Can you imagine your son talking to you and then one day at two years old, he just leaves? I haven’t heard my son’s voice since and that was two years ago. When he was diagnosed, it was so hard because, as a father, to not be able to do anything to protect your kid, was the hardest part. I asked myself ‘what did I do? Did I do something wrong?’ That’s how it felt.” Read the rest of this entry “
Francisco Vargas vs. Rugged Texan Jerry Belmontes in Co-Main to be televised on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California
Tickets On Sale Now!
INDIO, CA, November 20, 2013 — The Golden Boy Live! series on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes has consistently delivered top-notch matchups since its launch in August and it will wrap 2013 up with a bang on Friday, Dec. 13 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The special edition features the return of welterweight world title contender Josesito “Riverside Rocky” Lopez against “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis, and in the co-feature bout, the NABF/WBO Intercontinental Super Featherweight Title will be on the line between Mexico’s unbeaten Francisco Vargas and Texas’ tough Jerry Belmontes.
“It’s great to be back in the ring, especially in front of my Southern California fans,” said Lopez. Arnaoutis is a tough guy and I know he’s going to give me a fight, but that’s what I’m looking forward to.” Read the rest of this entry “
By Christopher Shelton
Tommy Morrison had a remarkable heavyweight career, including a conquest of George Foreman and two world title belts, but an HIV diagnosis put the skids on everything.
Morrison, just 44 when he died in September, insisted to the end that the HIV diagnosis was bogus and, in fact, believed the virus, itself, was a government hoax. Read the rest of this entry “
By Juan C. Ayllon
CHICAGO – “Mike definitely was a hard worker and was already tough when I met him,” boxing trainer Carlos Jones says of the late Michael Walker, 35, who was discovered shot to death on November 14th in the Chatham neighborhood after walking his daughter to school.
A two-time Chicago Golden Gloves winner, the late Mr. Walker ran-up an impressive 20 fight undefeated streak in Chicago and northwest Indiana from 2004 to 2008 before stepping it up to the national level. Rugged and aggressive, he went onto fight and lose to such notables as Daniel Jacobs, Fernando Guerrero, Andy Lee and Ricardo Mayorga. His final record was 19-19-3 with 12 knockouts. His last bout in July this year ended in a first round technical knockout loss to Willie Monroe, Jr.
“He was the only fighter who believed in what he was doing 100 percent,” says Jones, who trained him while he was undefeated. “He was my first pro fighter. I miss Mike every day.”
So do we.
Carlos Jones informs us that funeral arrangements for Mr. Walker will be held this Saturday, November 23, at the Ali and Seals Funeral Home in Chicago. The viewing will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 AM and the wake will take place from 11:00 AM until noon.
Ali and Seals Funeral Home
8354 S Marquette Ave, Chicago, IL 60617
(Cross Streets: Between E 84th St and E 83rd St Neighborhoods: South Chicago)
MACAU, China — Teams battled and tempers flared at a workout today when the camps of Team Rios and Team Pacquiao crossed paths during training sessions Wednesday at The Venetian Macao Resort . Superstar Manny Pacquiao and former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios will battle at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau,China and will be televised live in the US, Saturday, Nov. 23, 9pm ET/6pm PT on HBO Pay-Per-View.