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Heavyweight ‘Mean’ Gene Hill Headlines ‘Battle On The Mainland’ March 13th

by on Feb.24, 2015, under Boxing News

By Karl Hegman

 

Battle of the Mainland

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. (continue reading…)

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New Faces in Boxing: Brandi ‘Babi Doll’ Montoya

by on Feb.06, 2015, under Boxing News

By Karl Hegman

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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. (continue reading…)

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Winner Takes It All — Marlen Esparza Captures Ninth Consecutive National Title

by on Jan.26, 2015, under Boxing News

By Karl Hegman

 

Photo courtesy of USA Boxing.

Photo courtesy of USA Boxing.

Marlen Esparza made boxing history in Spokane, Washington at the USA National Boxing Championships on Saturday by becoming the sport’s first 9 time National Champion. The determined flyweight gladiator once again fought off a strong challenge from her nemesis, Ginny Fuchs and captured the outstanding fighter award of the tournament.

Esparza out boxed and out hustled Fuchs in a tough battle and has added a new dynamic to her ring style. She is a far more versatile fighter than the one I first encountered some five years ago. She pivoted off of 90 and 45 degree angles and used her torso movement and footwork to slip most of Fuch’s heavy shots. (continue reading…)

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Champion of the World Marlen Esparza Wins ‘Houston Fighter Of The Year Award’ for 2014

by on Dec.01, 2014, under Boxing News

Marlen Esparza

By Karl Hegman

The Bayou City’s International Roving Warrior, Marlen Esparza, capped off a phenomenal campaign in 2014 by capturing the AIBA Women’s World Flyweight Boxing Championship in Jeju, South Korea on November 24th.

Esparza won a total of five fights in eight days to capture amateur boxing’s most prestigious tournament. She fought more times in one week than most Houston professional boxers fight in two years or more. (continue reading…)

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2014 Gulf Gloves Junior Championships Results

by on Nov.24, 2014, under Boxing News

By Karl Hegman

From left to right: Jesse Garcia, Coach Rudy Silva, Rogelio Ortega and Romalin Martinez of the Elite Boxing Club

From left to right: Jesse Garcia, Coach Rudy Silva, Rogelio Ortega and Romalin Martinez of the Elite Boxing Club

The 2014 Gulf Gloves Junior Championships were held this past Saturday at Fighter Nation Gymnasium in Houston and produced some exciting and competitive fights. The event was sanctioned by USA Boxing Gulf LBC (Local Boxing Committee) and produced a total of eleven bouts in nine different weight divisions. (continue reading…)

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