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5 Things to Look For at Saturday’s Buffalo Thunder Boxing Card

Tonight Holmes Boxing and Orthrus Promotions join forces to bring the public “Return of the Warrior” at the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The card is stacked with eight fights, a rarity in central and northern New Mexico where we are accustomed to seeing four to six fights on the card; Eight-fight cards ...

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Return of the Warrior – Buffalo Thunder Weigh-In Results

Earlier today at the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino the weigh-in to Saturday night’s “Return of the Warrior”, co-promoted by Holmes Boxing and Orthrus Promotions, took place today. The main-event and co-main event bout weigh-ins had some testy moments. Jaime Gutierrez and Tony Valdez had two separate prolonged staredowns while both Brandon Holmes and Brandon Muñoz could not wait to ...

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Brian Mendoza Making Pro Debut on Holmes Buffalo Thunder Boxing Card

Two-Time New Mexico Golden Gloves Champion Brian Mendoza Makes Pro-Debut Saturday His rise through the amateur ranks in New Mexico was quick but when you realize that Brian Mendoza’s chief sparring partner is light welterweight prospect Fidel Maldonado Jr. it’s actually not that shocking. Mendoza is a two-time New Mexico Golden Gloves State Champion, 2013 Regional Golden Gloves Champion, and ...

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“TAPIA” Film Tickets for Albuquerque Premiere on Sale Now

Tickets to the February 13th Albuquerque Premiere of Johnny Tapia‘s biopic “TAPIA”  are on sale. Go get them! The film will be shown inside the Albuquerque Journal Theatre inside the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The Eddie Alcazar directed film takes viewers inside the tortured soul of Johnny Tapia, the five-time world champion boxer whose unprecedented success was overshadowed by drug addiction brought on by ...

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“Return of the Warrior” Boxing Card Hits Buffalo Thunder

Boxing will return to the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino on January 25th. The event dubbed “Return of the Warrior” is presented by Holmes Boxing and Orthrus Promotions. The main event features Española’s Tony Valdez (7-4-3, 7KOs) against Albuquerque’s Jaime Gutierrez. Valdez is coming off a final round loss against Felipe Castañeda in a WBC USNBC Super Flyweight title fight ...

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Colon Meets Miller at Rocktagon 30 in El Paso January 17th

Billy Colon vs. Dan Miller in Rocktagon 30 Main Event Rocktagon Worldwide will return to El Paso, Texas on January 17th when Rocktagon 30, a nine-bout MMA card hits the Buchanans Event Center. The main event will pin Las Cruces, New Mexico’s Billy Colon (6-5) against Fort Worth, Texas’ Dan Miller (5-1). The co-main event features El Paso’s Patrick Dixon (6-5) taking on CP Perry ...

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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: Boxer of the Year

Is there even a question about this one? Out of all our awards this may have been our easiest to handout. After going .500 in 2012, New Mexico’s Fidel Maldonado came back in 2013 with a vengeance, blowing right through his three opponents. In February, he took a fight against Jorge Romero, a fight which according to the Maldonado’s their manager ...

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“TAPIA” Documentary to Make Albuquerque Premiere

Johnny Tapia Film to Make Albuquerque Premiere in February For those that were not able to make the New Mexico premiere of Johnny Tapia‘s biopic “TAPIA” this past October in Santa Fe, no need to worry as the film will be making its premiere in the former 5-time champion’s hometown of Albuquerque, February 13th at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The ...

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