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June 2017 New Mexico Boxer/MMA Fighter Results and Schedule

June 2017 New Mexico Boxing and MMA Fighter Calendar Below is the SWFight.com New Mexico fighter fight result and schedule. We will do our best to keep this up to speed but because professional cards are far and wide, and often aren’t covered or televised, we ask that you as the public, fighters, and promoters also alert us any time ...

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Jerome Rivera on Brink of Making History with win at LFA 14

Jerome Rivera

With a flyweight championship win at LFA 14, Jerome Rivera Sets Himself up for Potential UFC Call For several years in the 2000s, New Mexico was a hotbed for mixed martial arts prospects. However, over the last 3 years there has been a lull in local fighters cracking the MMA glass ceiling. On Friday night, Santa Fe’s Jerome Rivera hopes to ...

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Joby Sanchez and Adam Antolin Square Off for GKO Title

Adam Antolin vs Joby Sanchez

Sanchez vs. Antolin Puts Jackson-Wink MMA Against AKA A solid flyweight title fight has been scheduled for Global Knockout’s August 5 event between former UFC fighter Joby Sanchez and former UFC TUF 24 contestant Adam Antolin. The bout will headline the GKO 10 card set to take at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort in Jackson, California. The 25-year-old Sanchez (9-2) ...

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Santa Fe’s Jerome Rivera to Fight for LFA Flyweight Title

Jerome Rivera LFA

Rivera Signs 3-Fight Deal with LFA Over the weekend Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) announced that it would be returning to Houston, Texas’ Arena Theater on June 23 with a championship doubleheader for their event LFA 14. In the co-main event, undefeated Jerome Rivera (7-0) of Santa Fe, New Mexico will be in hostile territory as he faces Houston native Roberto ...

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2016 SWFight.com Boxer of the Year: Jennifer Han

Jennifer Han (Ruben R. Ramirez/El Paso Times)

Las Cruces, NM’s Jose Salinas is 2016 SWFight.com New Mexico Boxer of the Year El Paso Champion, Jennifer Han 2016 SWFight.com Boxer of the Year For the first time since we started our annual awards back in 2012, a fighter has taken the title of ‘SWFight.com Boxer of the Year’ for a second consecutive year. It was not even close ...

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Johnny Tapia to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame

Johnny Tapia to Become First Native New Mexican Fighter to join the International Boxing Hall of Fame Johnny Tapia, Evander Holyfield, and Marco Antonio Barrera headline the International Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Today, it was announced that the late Albuquerque, New Mexico native, Johnny Tapia, will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on June 11 as ...

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Sanchez Camp Ready to Tame ‘El Toro’, Eyeing Torres Rematch

Jose Luis Sanchez

With a win Sanchez camp hopes for Josh Torres rematch When his original opponent was forced off of the upcoming September 24 Elite Warrior’s card, Albuquerque boxer Jose Luis Sanchez did not have to wait long for a bullish challenge. In steps ‘El Toro’, Las Vegas, N.M.’s Arturo Crespin (13-7-1, 4KOs), who with an often lead-with-the-head, hard-hitting style gives everyone ...

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Perrella vs. Ugas headlines Premier Boxing Champions’ first New Mexico Show 9/27 at Buffalo Thunder

PBC on FS1

PBC on FS1 to feature Brandon Holmes and slew of other New Mexico Fighters A welterweight showdown between undefeated Bryant Perrella (14-0, 13KOs) and Yordenis Ugas (16-3, 7KOs) will headline the first Premier Boxing Champions to take place in the state of New Mexico on Tuesday, September 27, at the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino in the Pueblo of Pojoaque. ...

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Austin Trout Strives to Make Jermall Charlo Look Amateurish

Jermall Charlo vs. Austin Trout

Austin Trout Big Underdog Against Champion Jermall Charlo Tonight in Las Vegas It has been 896 days since Austin Trout last stepped in the ring for a world title fight. He has been an underdog in his last three championship bouts—tonight, will make it four as he enters his contest against IBF Super Welterweight champion Jermall Charlo with a stacked 4-to-1 ...

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Fidel Maldonado Jr. vs. Art Hovhannisyan May 20 in Indio Springs, California

Fidel Maldonado Jr. vs. Art Hovhannisyan

Maldonado Jr. vs. Hovhannisyan will air on Estrella TV On Friday, May 20, Albuquerque’s top boxer Fidel Maldonado Jr. will take on Art Hovhannisyan at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. The 10-round fight is currently set to be the co-main event on the televised (Estrella TV) Golden Boy Promotions undercard headlined by welterweights Eddie Gomez (18-1, 11 KOs) ...

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