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By Karl Hegman
Heavyweight Bomber “Mean” Gene Hill 30 – 1 (20 KO’s) faces tough trial horse Kertson Manswell 24 – 10 (18 KO’s) in the Main Event of Savarese Promotions’ “Battle Of The Mainland” March 13th at the Charles Doyle Convention Center 2010 5th Ave N, Texas City, TX, 77590.
Manswell represents the “Dickinson Destroyer’s” most experienced opponent to date. Manswell has fought both WBC Heavyweight title claimant Deontay Wilder and former WBC title claimant Bermane Stiverne, as well as WBA title claimant Ruslan Chagaev. Read the rest of this entry “
By Dan Hanley
While Ernie ‘Indian Red’ Lopez was bopping pugs to sleep in the early ’70s, west coast fight mavens took a double-take when his kid brother arrived on the scene sporting the monicker, ‘Little Red’. Afterall, west coast fight fans were passionate, knowledgeable, and didn’t suffer fools in this game, having been weaned on several generations of leather-slingers. However, as the kid began leaving an array of prone bodies in his wake, even the most cynical man-in-the-seat saw the harkening of a new day.
DH: Danny, your name, of course, is synonymous with L.A., but you’re actually from Utah originally, are you not?
DL: That’s right. I was born on an Indian Reservation in Fort Duchesne, Utah.
DH: What was life like on the Reservation?
DL: It was very hard. There were 8 of us kids, but I was taken from my Mother when I was 8 years old and sent to a foster home with a brother and sister in Jensen, Utah. The foster family I grew up with was a family called the Moons. They were very nice people and they adopted my sister Carol, my brother Larry and I. Although I changed my name back to Lopez when I left, I still always kept in touch with them.
DH: When a pale red-head wearing an Indian war bonnet with a hispanic surname shows up on the scene, the question begs to be asked, what exactly is your lineage?
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Story and Photos by Ricardo Ibarra
KALISPELL, MT — It is seldom that you see a rematch to a great fight live up to expectations, even less likely to see it exceed them. Last October Kalispell, Montana’s Jesse Uhde and proven warhorse Daniel Gonzalez engaged in a wild six round slugfest that set the stage for a rematch local fans demanded, yet few expected to see it surpass the first fight’s ferocity. But when you put two strong-willed fighters in the ring that love to compete, you will always get a great fight. Last Saturday night at the Flathead County Fairgrounds in Kalispell, Montana, Uhde and Gonzalez engaged in yet another intense, wild shoot-out that not only met expectations, but surpassed the action seen in their first meeting.
Fighting in the headline bout of Hard Knocks Fight Promotions’ eight bout pro-am show, Uhde, who once again served as both main attraction and event organizer, claimed a hard-earned eight round unanimous decision win and the vacant Montana State Super Middleweight title in an outstandingly violent affair. Read the rest of this entry “
By Ricardo Ibarra
The vacant Montana State Super Middleweight title is up for grabs this Saturday Night at the Flathead County Fairgrounds in Kalispel, Montana. Fighting in the main event of Hard Knocks Fight Promotions’ stacked eight-bout boxing and MMA fight card, event promoter Jesse Uhde will square off in a rematch with the always durable Daniel Gonzalez in the eight round title fight.
The two fighters faced each other last October in a wild slugfest that saw Uhde walk away with a close six round decision win. As is usually the case when two fighters come together to make a great fight, fight fans clamored for a rematch and this Saturday night Uhde and Gonzalez will once again look to give them another memorable fight. Read the rest of this entry “
By Karl Hegman
Each month the CBZ will honor one fighter, past or present, that has served in the United States military. Our inaugural Active Duty member to be recognized is Camp Pendleton’s Corporal Brandi Montoya of the United States Marine Corps.
Originally hailing from Los Lunas, New Mexico, Montoya is a tough and aggressive bantamweight southpaw that has compiled a 5 -2 professional ring ledger and is set to make her return in front of her home base in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 11 against an opponent and venue TBA. Read the rest of this entry “