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Alfredo Angulo Hits Like a Puppy

Not only did he garner the interest of Golden Boy Promotions with the great fight that he put forth against former interim WBO champ Alfredo “Perro” Angulo (22-2, 18KOs), but Tijuana fighter Jorge “Pantera”

Shot Heard Around the World

What I witnessed last Saturday night through the magic of television, I would have never believed it would happen in my lifetime. If Jesus Christ mounted on a unicorn rode out of a UFO

San Diego/Tijuana Notes III

Despite the rumors, the summer for reigning WBC lightweight king Antonio DeMarco (27-2-1, 20KOs) has just been made official as of yesterday when he signed the contract to face John Molina on September 8th

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Make Way For the Criminal!

On Saturday, December 3rd, we will see one of the most anticipated rematches in recent years. In my opinion, even more so than Pacquiao-Marquez III, Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto (36-2, 29KOs) will seek revenge

Blood, Guts and a Green and Gold Belt!

Tijuana has a new world champion. Nothing new for the city since over the years it has had dozens. In Tijuana you can throw a penny out the window as you drive on her

Ortiz HeadButts, Mayweather Cheap Shots and Everything in Between!

As I watched the mega jumbo screen set up high up in L.A.’s Staples Center’s roof from my ringside seat at the “Canelo” Alvarez-Alfonso Gomez WBC super welterweight title fight, I couldn’t believe my

Mercito Gesta Comes Full Circle!

This past Saturday night, unbeaten lightweight sensation Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (22-0-1, 12KOs) threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the San Diego Padres-Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball game at Petco Park in downtown

24/7, Berto and What Top Rank Doesn’t Want You To Know!

Expect Any Different? Like pretty much the whole boxing world, I too watched the first episode of HBO’s 24/7 featuring Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Victor Ortiz who will face each other on September 17th

“King” Khan, Beefs and the WBC!

Last Saturday night from the Mandalay Bay in the city of sin, Las Vegas, we saw the demise as a title contender of one Zab “Super” Judah from Brooklyn, New York. British sensation Amir

Chavez Jr, Mayweather and Ortiz!

My thoughts on this past week’s boxing stories: *This past weekend many of us witnessed a part of boxing history when Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was crowned the first Mexican born middleweight in history.

Pacquiao Is World Wide Star!

Manny Pacquiao is truly a world wide phenomenon. I realized that when I stopped off at my local pharmacy that doubles as a liquor store by my place in Tijuana last Saturday night hours

Salido, Ortiz and the Rest!

My boxing weekend began on Friday night after intense two hour traffic filled drive up the 15 highway from San Diego to Temecula, CA’s Pechanga Resort and Casino. The casino is pretty impressive, so

Nothing Terrible About “El Terrible”!

I am five months older than Erik Morales. We grew up about two miles away but in completely different circumstances. I, on the north side of the border, in a working class neighborhood full

More Flurried Ramblings!

With the April Fool’s Day right around the corner, the boxing season is about to set sail and give us huge fights almost every weekend of the month of April and culminating with the

More Flurried Ramblings!

In this week’s “In the Squared Circle”, I offer you more of my thoughts of the past seven days’ happenings in the world of boxing, enjoy: *in the shot heard around the boxing world,