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Marlen Esparaza to fight on a Universal Boxing Federation Sponsored Event!

by on Nov.13, 2013, under Boxing News

 

Marlen Esparza

Marlen Esparza

A major boxing announcement came from Houston today where it was revealed that the 2012 Olympic Women’s Flyweight Bronze Medalist, Marlen Esparza is to fight on a Universal Boxing Federation sponsored event next spring in the nation’s fourth largest city.  

The fight will be offered on Webcast Pay Per View with a very reasonable buy rate according to the co-promoter of the event, the President of the Houston Boxing Hall of Fame, Karl Hegman. (continue reading…)

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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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Former Boxer & Olympic Boxing Coach Termite Watkins Offers Online ‘Boxing Basics: The Lost Art’

by on Jun.28, 2013, under Boxing News

Downloadable for Just 99 Cents at www.boxingwithtermite.com !

By Karl Hegman

 

Termite Watkins, at right, coaching a young charge (photo courtesy of www.ringsidebooks.com)

Termite Watkins, at right, coaching a young charge (photo courtesy of www.ringsidebooks.com)

2004 Olympic boxing coach and former world title challenger Termite Watkins has released a series of groundbreaking instructional boxing videos that have now been made available for public offering on www.boxingwithtermite.com. The set consists of fifteen individual modules commencing with the initial segment of Watkins explaining and demonstrating the proper delivery and execution of boxing’s most basic and important fundamental punch, the left jab. The subsequent episodes encompass a very broad and complete range of all punches, strikes and combinations in addition to showing the viewer correct footwork and balance, defensive measures and training techniques. (continue reading…)

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Bridge To Tomorrow

by on Mar.29, 2012, under Boxing News

Termite Watkins heard the Cheers

By Karl Hegman

David Pereida (left) mugs with "Outstanding Boxer Of The 2012 Houston Golden Gloves," Marc Torres

David Pereida (left) mugs with "Outstanding Boxer Of The 2012 Houston Golden Gloves," Marc Torres

The internet is a wonderful invention, particularly if you are a boxing person, as not only can you watch most any fight in the world instantly, you can interact with fans from all over the planet at the click of a mouse. Some boxing fans out there have called me a sentimentalist when it comes to boxing, and have also claimed that my mindset is stuck in neutral in the 1970′s when it comes to The Sweet Science. They are charges that I can only plead guilty to.

A ring hero of mine when I was an amateur fighter in Houston in the 70′s was local lightweight contender Maurice “Termite” Watkins, and he was a boxing Idol to most young fighters in these parts. Watkins was the youngest National Golden Gloves Champion in history at only 16 years of age, and he was based out of Florida in the mid to late 70′s as he was making his way up through the professional ranks. Watkins was a smooth moving, fluid and rhythmic boxer-puncher with a style that was very easy on the eyes, and had a left hook that could tear your guts out. I once saw him knock out a tough club fighter named “Wolfman” Morgan at the Sam Houston Coliseum with a left hook flush on the mouth that sent Morgan first airborne, and then crashing in sections flat on his back with his head whip lashing into the hard wooden ring floor. (continue reading…)

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