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Houston Boxing Trainer Roy Ortega Passes

by on Sep.22, 2016, under Boxing News

By Karl Hegman

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The Bayou City lost an important and influential boxing figure in Roy Ortega Sr. this past Tuesday, September 20th.

Ortega was the Assistant Trainer at the Elite Boxing Academy under Rudy Silva and was instrumental in the development and success of many of Houston’s Top Amateur Champions including 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist and 2014 World Amateur Champion Marlen Esparza. (continue reading…)

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Jermall Charlo Heads the 2015 Houston Boxing Awards

by on Dec.21, 2015, under Boxing News

By Karl Hegman


Fighter Of The Year: Jermall Charlo

HOUSTON, TX — No question about it. The young hitter from The Bayou City wrecked Cornelius Bundrage in September to capture the IBF Super Welterweight Title and join the hearlded ranks of World Champions hailing from Houston.

He made his first defense by clobbering Wilky Camfort in four rounds in Dallas and seems to have the right tools for a long and successful career. I would like to see him more active however, as he boxed less than a combined 17 rounds throughout all of 2015. (continue reading…)

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Jermall Charlo Houston Fighter of the Month for November

by on Dec.05, 2015, under Boxing News

By Karl Hegman

Photo Courtesy of Premier Boxing Champions


IBF World Super Welterweight Champion Jermall Charlo’s 4th Round TKO victory over challenger Wilky Campfort earned him top honors for the Thanksgiving month in the Bayou City.

The Champion improved his ring ledger to 23 – 0 with 18 knockouts coming by way of the Sominex route with the win on the PBC series that was televised by NBC. (continue reading…)

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Jermell Charlo: October Houston Fighter Of The Month

by on Nov.12, 2015, under Boxing News

By Karl Hegman

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2012 HBO Boxing: Jermell Charlo vs Chris Chatman - March 24, 2012

The CBZ will like to extend its congratulations to young Super Welterweight Contender Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo for his dominating 6th round TKO over Joachim Alcine on Halloween at the NRG Arena.

Charlo beat the brakes off of the intruder from Canada, giving him a boxing lesson and dropping him in round six to force referee Jon Shorle to call a halt to the proceedings at the 1:21 mar of that round. (continue reading…)

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This Sporting Art

by on Aug.27, 2015, under Boxing News

By Karl Hegman

Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

Summer has once again grasped the Bayou City in its relentless, sweltering wrath. I used to love training in the heat as a kid as it flushed and cleaned your system out and made making weight an easy endeavor.

But as the more I age, those days of closing my garage door and banging away on the bags for hours at a time in the sauna like heat are now nothing more than a very distant memory. (continue reading…)

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