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Former Champ, Juan ‘Baby Bull’ Diaz, is back in the Mix!

by on Oct.20, 2013, under Boxing News

Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank, Copyright 2013

Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank, Copyright 2013

DENVER, CO, Oct. 19, 2013 — Juan ‘Baby Bull’ Diaz, at right, wins a 10-round unanimous decision over Juan Santiago on Saturday at the 1ST BANK Center in Denver,Co.

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‘Baby Bull’ Diaz Joins Alvardo and Provodnikov on Saturday’s Show

by on Oct.18, 2013, under Boxing News

Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank, Copyright 2013

Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank, Copyright 2013

DENVER, CO, October 17, 2013 — WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Mike Alvarado, at left, and No. 1 contender Ruslan Provodnikov of Russia pose with 2-time world champion Juan ‘Baby Bull’ Diaz, at center, Thursday during the final press conference for their upcoming world title championship, Saturday, October 19 at 1STBANK Center in Denver,Co. Diaz will be featured in a 10-round lightweight fight.

Promoted by Top Rank® and Banner Promotions, in association with Tecate, Alvarado vs. Provodnikov will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

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Houston Boxing Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees

by on Jul.18, 2013, under Boxing News

By Karl Hegman

 

Termite Watkins, at right, shown here connecting versus Saul Mamby in a fight he lost by UD, is one of the inductees (photo courtesy of St. Petersburg Times)

Termite Watkins, at right, shown here connecting versus Saul Mamby in a fight he lost by UD, is one of the inductees (photo courtesy of St. Petersburg Times)

 

The following is a complete list of the Inaugural Class of the ten 2013 Inductees into the Houston Boxing Hall of Fame as determined by the President and Board of Directors.  Congratulations to the “Eternal Champions” of the Bayou City! (continue reading…)

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Houston Boxing Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees

by on Jul.17, 2013, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

By Karl Hegman

The following is a complete list of the Inaugural Class of the ten 2013 Inductees into the Houston Boxing Hall of Fame as determined by the President and Board of Directors   Congratulations to the “Eternal Champions” of the Bayou City!

Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz

Marlen Esparza

“Big” George Foreman

Reggie “Sweet” Johnson

Jack “The Galveston Giant” Johnson

Rocky Juarez

Raul “El Diamante” Marquez

“Big” Lou Savarese

Ronnie Shields

Termite Watkins (continue reading…)

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Houston Boxing Hall of Fame Ushers in ‘Eternal Champions’ — 2013 Inductees

by on May.03, 2013, under Boxing News

By Karl Hegman

 

Juan Diaz, at right, headlined this year's inductees (photo by Tom Glunz)

Juan Diaz, at right, headlined this year’s inductees (photo by Tom Glunz)

The long years stretch behind us into the past, forming corridors of time which echo to the opening bell’s ringing sound of valor. Those years and that valor have been given tangible focus here in a quiet shrine of tribute to the greatest champions the sport of pugilism has seen emerge from the sprawling metropolis of America’s fourth largest city. It is a city steeped rich in boxing tradition, and the flame that was lit from within these unique athletes was kindled there, never to go out.

A champion fighter must possess a certain kind of edginess and moral complexity in order to achieve their highest calling as a boxer. They all celebrate the same qualities and actions which add up to what we call heroism in this grim, cultish and yet beautiful art of the body. They are traits for all times and all champions of the highest caliber, and their lofty connotations are safe now as always because those who would pull it down somehow never stand tall enough to reach it. (continue reading…)

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