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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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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: MMA KO of The Year

Strawweight Alida Gray Drops H-bomb to Win KO of the Year There must be a lot of anger running through El Paso based fighters. For the second consecutive year a Bushido MMA fighter wins our 2013 Mixed Martials Arts Knockout of the Year. Last year, Bushido’s Jerry Sano walked away with the award after landing a sneaky uppercut that put ...

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Brenda Gonzales Scheduled to Fight Jennifer Han in El Paso

Brenda Gonzales vs. Jennifer Han to take place in El Paso A sensational female boxing match is set to take place February 28th at the Buchanans Event Center in El Paso, Texas between FIT NHB’s Brenda Gonzales (2-1, 1Ko) and hometown fighter Jennifer Han (10-2-1, 1KO). Gonzales will be seeing her first combat sports action since dropping consecutive losses to ...

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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: Boxing Upset of the Year

East Cruises with Crushing KO, Muñoz Decisions Camacho Jr. New Mexico is a state that is not just accustomed to seeing hybrid fighters participate in the “other” sport but it is a state that is used to seeing fighters succeed in both. When mixed martial artists Cody East made his boxing debut in March he was not yet the King of the ...

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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: MMA Upset of the Year

Amber Brown Shocks Kikuyo Ishikawa at Pancrase 250 You have to travel nearly 6,000 miles from New Mexico to see the venue where our 2013 Upset of the Year took place.  The event was Pancrase 250 where Albuquerque’s Amber Brown (3-1) of FIT NHB, would defeat the #6 world ranked atomweight in the world Kikuyo Ishikawa (9-4) at Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan. Ishikawa ...

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Ronda Rousey Says She’d Love to Fight Holly Holm

Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm? Rousey Would like the Fight Holm Before She Retires Earlier today a video taken by Layzie The Savage surfaced on FightHub TV features UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, Ronda Rousey (7-0) conducting an over the phone interview with a Canadian media outlet. In the video is asked if she would ever be interested in fighting Holly Holm (6-0). ...

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