27 Dec 2022

Appreciating Thompson Boxing

Meet Thompson Boxing, a local family-run outfit, headed by Mr. Ken Thompson, his right-hand man Alex Camponovo, and their hard-working staff who have created a boxing promotion that presents incredible opportunities.  They’ve been in operation for over 20 years and are remarkable in what they do. For those unaware, Thompson

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17 Dec 2022

2022 Northern California Fight Of The Year: Alan Sanchez vs. Saul Bustos

2022 Northern California Fight of the Year 2021 Winner: Mikey Garcia vs. Sandor Martin Alan Sanchez vs. Saul Bustos The proper fight of the year for the Northern California region. With a lot on the line, Sanchez and Bustos proceeded to beat each other up, as neither man left without

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30 Dec 2021

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

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26 Dec 2021

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

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12 Oct 2019

Toscano Boxing Promotions signs Jose Alvarado

Toscano Boxing Promotions, the local Stockton, Ca start-up boxing company, has signed their first prospect from Mexico, getting Jose Alvarado. Per an Instagram post, the promotion explains that Alvarado had an amateur record of 121 wins and 10 losses along with four national titles, four silver medals, and one bronze.

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01 Jan 2019

Northern (and Central) California Fighter of the Year: Jose Ramirez

With the retirement of Andre Ward, the biggest fights in California taking place in Northern and Central California take place with WBC super lightweight world champion Jose Ramirez. Ramirez, who has spent the majority of his career fighting in Fresno, CA, a short drive from his hometown of Avenal, Ca,

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02 Oct 2018

Remembering Don Chargin, legends promotes last fight Saturday

Hall of Fame boxing promoter and matchmaker Don Chargin died Friday at a San Luis Obispo hospital after a battle with lung and brain cancer. Chargin, a member of boxing royalty, helped build the west-coast territory of boxing in the early days of the sport, with a major focus on

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01 Sep 2018

Toscano Boxing Promotions returns November 2nd in Stockton, Ca

Upstart Northern California promotional entity, Toscano Boxing Promotions, will return on Friday, November 2nd, 2018 with a tentative venue being the Stockton Civic Auditorium in downtown Stockton. The card will feature middleweight Quilisto “Kilo the Kid” Madera of Stockton, Ca, welterweight Ector Madera of Stockton, CA, lightweight Jose Iniguez of

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07 Feb 2018

Boxing returns to Brooks, CA on Saturday night

This Saturday from Cache Creek Casino and Resort in Brooks, CA, Don Chargin Productions and Paco Presents Boxing returns with one of the best cards they have put together in a night of stacked action. The event is headlined by welterweight Alan Sanchez (19-3-1 10KOs) of Fairfield, CA taking on Ramses

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01 Jan 2018

Northern California Fight of the Year: Eddie Diaz vs. Luis Garcia II

Northern and Central California fight of the year – Eddie Diaz vs. Luis Garcia II In a rematch that was put on by local Northern California promoter Mike Bazan, Luis Garcia and Eddie Diaz did battle over all eight rounds of a regional title fight in a bout that was

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