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Indian Head Casino in Warm Springs, Oregon to Host Inaugural Boxing Show October 4th

by on Sep.17, 2014, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra


A heavily stacked Pro-Am card is slated to take place at the Indian Head Casino in Warm Springs, Oregon Saturday, October 4th. The show, which is being put together by Warm Springs Nation Boxing’s Austin Smith and matchmaker Fred Ryan, will be the first for the fairly new casino and will feature some of the Pacific Northwest’s best up-and-comers.


Boxing has had a long standing tradition in the Warm Springs area with the Warm Springs Nation having had a boxing team dating back to 1948. Their hosting of the legendary Buck Skin Boxing Tournaments in the 70′s and 80′s were known throughout the west coast and helped mold many amateur regional talents. With support from people like Austin Smith, who runs the local boxing team, the area has been rekindling that interest for the sport that was once so prevalent in the area. (continue reading…)

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Fred Ryan: Help Us Get Our Boxing Ring Back!

by on Sep.27, 2011, under Boxing News, CBZ Columnists, Juan Ayllon

PORTLAND, ORE – “We got our historic [boxing] ring ripped off this weekend,” said Fred Ryan, manager of the historic Grand Avenue Boxing Club.

“It was [stored] in a dual axle trailer at our gym,” he continued. “We thought it was secure with locks on the hitch, as well as the rear and side door. Not to be – it went missing.”

According to Fox 12 Oregon (, Portland Police say that the theft occurred this last weekend.

The stolen boxing ring was used by boxing celebrities such as Roy Jones, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Ronald “Winky” Wright, and Bronco McCart, says Ryan.

“It’s a major loss to us. We [used it for] the Golden Gloves and Diamond Belt, as well as numerous club shows and smokers. We are devastated.” Ryan said. “We’d like the ring returned.”

Established in 1949, Grand Avenue Boxing Gym moved from its original location on Grand Avenue to 8333 N.E. Russell in 2000. Having managed the gym since 1990, Ryan sees the missing boxing ring as an irreplaceable icon that saw them through some lean years.

“It was our survival item that supported us, our platform for events to help keep our gym open over the bad years, he said. “Please help us.”

Contact Info:

(503) 235-9559.
Grand Avenue Boxing Club
424 S.E. Grand Ave.
Portland, OR 97220

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