30 Dec 2017

Northern California KO of the Year: Alberto Torres KOs Adam Fiel

Featherweight Alberto Torres was undefeated veteran southpaw known for good sparring in the area, but not known for amateur accolades. Adam Fiel was a well-touted amateur, who looked be trending in a positive direction. In early 2017 the two meet for the Square Warriors featherweight title in Pleasanton, Ca. What ensued

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30 Dec 2017

KO of the Year: Andre Ward knocking out Sergey Kovalev

KO of the year – Andre Ward stops Sergey Kovalev Andre Ward had the toughest fight of pro career against Sergey Kovalev in 2016. A fight that left fans debating the victor. Ward returned to face the feared puncher with Kovalev bad mouthing the American fighter at every turn. What

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28 Dec 2017

Cutman of the year: Phil Mondello

Cutman of the Year: Phil Mondello A fight this year didn’t stand-out with a bad cut that could have impacted the fight. We didn’t have a definitive and easy choice in which a corner man stepped in and saved the bout for the fighter as they stopped a dramatic cut.

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27 Dec 2017

Northern [and Central] California Amateur of the Year: Richard Torrez Jr

Super heavyweight Richard Torrez Jr. looks to be star bound as he is brutally knocking out opponents in the amateurs as well as an honor roll student and what seems like a shoe-in for the 2020 U.S. Olympic team. For Torrez, it is less about what he has done to earn

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27 Dec 2017

Amateur Boxer of the Year: Marc Castro

Amateur Boxer of the Year: Marc Castro In a year in amateur boxing in which most of the stars of the Team USA boxing turned pro the year prior amateur boxing saw a wave of new faces emerge as the new contenders look to make a stake for the 2020

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26 Dec 2017

Northern California Prospect of the Year: Pedro Moreno

Sacramento, CA’s Pedro Moreno might not be signed to a major promoter [yet], but he does have power and a lot of it. The lightweight who trains with Marcus Caballero has built up a record of 7-0 with 5KOs and things seem to be moving well as Moreno is not

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26 Dec 2017

Prospect of the Year Under Ten Fights: Ruben Villa

Salinas, CA featherweight Ruben Villa might be the world champion that cannery row has been looking for as the fighter emerged as a true powerhouse in his division and looks to 2-3 years away from having a run at the top of the division. Villa, who spent most of his

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26 Dec 2017

Prospect of the Year: Ryan Garcia

Prospect of the Year – Ryan Garcia Golden Boy Promotions might be in rough shape outside of Canelo Alvarez with a series of talented fighters who are not necessarily drawn compiling the roster, but that might have changed with Ryan Garcia. The young 19-year-old is already 13-0 with 12 KOs

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24 Dec 2017

Round of the Year: Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko, Round 5

Round of the Year – Round 5, Klitschko vs Joshua In what was Anthony Joshua crowning moment as a heavyweight boxer was not without a fright as Wladimir Klitschko sent Joshua to the canvas in the fifth round that deafened a sold-out crowd at Wembley Stadium. Joshua, a charismatic British

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24 Dec 2017

Northern California Round of the Year: Ryan Bourland vs. Cesar Ruiz, Round 3

Northern California Round of the Year:  Ryan Bourland vs. Cesar Ruiz II, Round 3 [Woodland, Ca] Ryan Bourland had fought Cesar Diaz once before after being knocked out by Israel Duffus in 2015 in the Los Angeles area, the lone loss of Bourland’s career. Diaz was his comeback fight in 2016

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