For every Olympic Gold Medalist, I am going to take time and give a brief bio and context for fight fans who didn’t watch the Olympic boxing contest, but with Imam Khataev losing a heavily debated decision to Benjamin Whittaker, Khataev deserves the same treatment. Khataev, who fights like the
Per usual, this is my cheat sheet for who I am currently following, this is by no means a ranking or whatever you call it, it is simply fighters I am drawn to, and achieving great things in the amateurs, and my observation upon them. Below are the seven fighters
These are my observations on the week-and-a-half-long USA Boxing national tournament, from my limited viewing of the event. This is not intended to be the be all, end-all of amateur boxing, but simply an entry-point for those who have a passion for boxing, and want to follow young amateur fighters.
Well, it wasn’t the start for Team USA Boxing that they had hoped for, but regardless it is a start to amateur boxing as we head towards the 2021 Olympics as the first day of the Boxam 2020 in Spain, offered some rough results. 52 kg fighter Abraham Perez of
One of the best boxers ever to have graced the ring, Andre “S.O.G.” Ward will present an amateur boxing event this Saturday at the Hayward Deputy Sheriffs’ Activity League at 2 PM. The retired future hall-of-fame boxer will be giving a major platform to local Bay Area boxers who have
This Saturday 3rd Street Boxing Gym presents “Irish Hill Showdown at their gym on 2576 3rd ST in San Francisco, CA. Doors open at 11 AM, first bell at 12 PM. For ticket information please follow this link, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/irish-hill-showdown-tickets-41474551500
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
Eddie Croft’s B St. Boxing returns with their annual boxing show today in San Mateo at Mid-Pen Boys and Girls Club. Tickets are $10 for 10 and under, $25 for general admission and $40 for VIP. First bout starts at 1PM.
Samir McQueen is someone I have known for quite sometime now though it feels like not that long at all. Since I began visiting Bay Area boxing gyms, McQueen has always been around the scene or so it has felt. I suppose he just came to the gym one day
Fresno amateur standout Marc Castro will be headlining “Golden State Championship” in his hometown of Fresno, CA on October 23rd. Castro, who has a 109 total wins in the amateur ranks is the #1 in the world at his weight class holding 12 national titles and 1 world championship. The