2021 KO of the Year: Oscar Valdez vs. Miguel Berchelt
Despite being undefeated Oscar Valdez was looked at as a healthy favorite against Miguel Berchelt, yet his brutal late-round KO of Oscar Valdez was not just career defining, it was a statement to the rest of the division as with this win, Valdez became the man in the lower weights.
2021 Northern California Fight of the Year – Mikey Garcia vs Sandor Martin
The fight wasn’t great, the bout was uninteresting, but it is historically really important, and boxing in Northern California the past two-years has been a barren wasteland. As we currently seemingly have only two local promoters constantly putting on shows, those being, Toscano Boxing Promotions, and Uppercut Promotions, as Paco
2021 Prospect To Watch With Under Ten Fights: Amari Jones
Amari Jones has the chance to be a really special fighter with the potential of one day being a light heavyweight the junior middleweight who went 5-0 with 5 KOs in 2021, and now should find himself on television, often after defeating 5-1 Timothy Lee in his fifth, which also
Remembering Rob Quijano, A Boxing Writer Gone Far Too Soon.
Coming up on the Northern California boxing scene is a thankless grind. Sure, you get lucky and see the occasional star-like Andre Ward, but mostly, you’re set to see a lot of pitfalls, inevitable declines and just flat-out bad boxing. Covering boxing in Northern California is a way to learn
2021 Fight of the Year: Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III
Rarely is the lasting image of a trilogy the best one, and even more so, is it the one we will talk about to define the series, but not unlike an episodic TV program on a subscription service, Fury vs. Wilder got better over time, and didn’t fizzle out. The
2021 Upset Of The Year: George Kambosos Jnr.
George Kambosos Jnr. was disrespected by fans, media and just the world at large heading into his bout with Teofimo Lopez as Kambosos Jnr was the #1 contender per the IBF lightweight rankings, but Lopez coming off a win over the all-time great Vasyl Lomachenko looked to be poised for bigger
Vito Wins On Christmas
Vito Wins On Christmas Vito Mielnicki Jr. made a statement on Christmas night stopping Nicholas DeLomba. As DeLomba took a big flurry of punches from Mielnicki in third round, and saw experience benefit him as Mielnicki’s youth worked against himself seemingly punching himself out. That said DeLomba didn’t mount much
2021 Amateur Boxing Coach Of The Year: Darrell Davis
Davis is the coach of Jahmal Harvey, and to me, Harvey is the best amateur in the country, who had the best year in amateur boxing, winning gold in his international debut, as the youngest on the team. In the most recent nationals, Harvey didn’t compete, but Oxon Hill Boxing
2021 Northern California Boxer of the Year: Devin Haney
In a year in which most of Northern California’s fighters took a step backward in terms of success in professional boxing, Haney had his best year as a pro defeating two worthy adversaries in former world champions, Jorge Linares and Joseph Diaz Jr. Haney is now a legitimate top-5 lightweight
2021 Boxing Trainer of the Year – Eddy Reynoso
Eddy Reynoso had an incredible year. He started by helping Ryan Garcia get a stoppage win over Luke Campbell, which was then followed by Oscar Valdez’s KO win over Miguel Berchelt. Months later, Reynoso was in Andy Ruiz Jr.’s corner as Ruiz fought Chris Arreola on PPV in the Los