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Weights from Tacoma, WA

by on Mar.31, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Hernandez (L) and Oluoch Weigh In

Hernandez (L) and Oluoch Weigh In

Jose Hernandez 136 lbs          Peter Oluoch 137.5 lbs*

Nate Serrano 145 lbs               Nick Balestra 146 lbs

Lisette Medal 130 lbs             Sarah Pucek 126 lbs

William Fernandez 140.5 lbs  Jonathan Zumudio 141 lbs

Beau Hamilton 147 lbs           Ray Lampkin 144.5 lbs

Isaac Tabedo 153 lbs              Jesse Uhde 152.5 lbs

* Oluoch 1.5 lbs over contract weight

Promoter: Halquist Productions
Venue: Emerald Queen Casino Tacoma
Doors Open: 6 pm
First Bell: 7 pm

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Ronny Rios to Face Guillermo Sanchez in April 7 ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’ Main Event at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA

by on Mar.31, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 30, 2012 – Unbeaten junior lightweight favorite Ronny Rios will be put to the test at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, California, on Saturday, April 7, when he squares off against tough Buffalo, New York native Guillermo Sanchez in the main event of TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate.” The co-featured fight will see Oxnard’s Hugo “The Boss” Centeno battle Gerardo Prieto in an eight round junior middleweight matchup.

This night of world-class professional boxing presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. Doors open at 6:00 pm, the first bell rings at 7:00 pm and the TeleFutura broadcast begins at 11:00 pm ET/PT. (continue reading…)

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Weights from Hamilton, NJ

by on Mar.31, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Jameel McCline 271 – Livin Castillo 215
Przemyslaw Opalach 161 – Eberto Medina 157 ½
Juan Rodriguez Jr. 147 – Daniel Crabtree 148
Alando Swain 157 – Eddie Edmonds 157
Mikayla Nebal 120 ½- Nydia Feliciano 120
Tyrone Luckey 135 – Ramon Ellis 138

Venue: Hamilton Manor
Promoters: Nedals Promotions & Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing
1st bell: 7:30 Pm Eastern

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Jimmy ‘The Fighting School Teacher’ Holmes Says Goodbye to Boxing Tonight.

by on Mar.30, 2012, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon


Jimmy "The Fighting School Teacher" Holmes (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Jimmy "The Fighting School Teacher" Holmes (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

DeMotte, Indiana, March 30, 2012 - It’s 11:45 AM, the morning of his last professional fight, and Jimmy “The Fighting School Teacher” Holmes sounds unusually at ease as he fields my questions. Normally fighters are edgy the final days preceding a fight, but not Jimmy. At 34, he is articulate and speaks with the energy of someone juggling boxing, family, teaching, gym ownership and rock band commitments.

 Tonight, he faces Eric Draper (4-6, 1 KO) at the Radisson Hotel in Merrillville, Indiana, where he has been a large draw for the locals, who come out in droves to support their everyday hero. Chances are, he won’t disappoint. (continue reading…)

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Golden Boy Promotions Signs 2008 Olympian Francisco Vargas to Exclusive Promotional Agreement

by on Mar.30, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 29, 2012 – Golden Boy Promotions is proud to announce another addition to its vast roster of fighters with the signing of 2008 Mexican Olympian Francisco Vargas. The rising junior lightweight star will look to add professional accolades on top of his impressive amateur accomplishments with an eye on a run at a world title with the help of the top team in boxing today.

“I’m extremely excited to be a part of the Golden Boy Promotions family,” said Vargas. “I know they have the resources to lead me to championship level and expand my fan base throughout Mexico and the United States. I look forward to making them proud.” (continue reading…)

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