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Johnny Tapia Presents: The Next Chapter II Quick Results

Josh Torres (10-2-1) def. Bernardo Guereca (16-17-1) via UD 78-74, 79-74, 80-72 8) Torres with fresh legs in the last round and catching Guereca at the end of many punches. Men trade in the middle of the ring with Torres benefiting from the tussle. Guereca now forcing Torres to the ropes. Guereca finds some success as southpaw but is paying for ...

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Johnny Tapia Presents: The Next Chapter II Weigh-In Results

Earlier today at the Crowne Plaza Hotel the weigh-ins to the Johnny Tapia Presents: The Next Chapter II card were held. The five-fight card is now set. The fights will take place Friday night at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Tickets can be purchased at http://johnnytapiapresents.com/ Weigh-In Results Josh Torres (147) vs. Bernardo Guereca (149) Hector Muñoz (147.8) vs. Jeremiah Torres (146.2) Brenda ...

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Johnny Tapia Present: The Next Chapter II Final Presser

Earlier today at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Team Tapia held the final press conference for Friday night’s Johnny Tapia Present: The Next Chapter II card. During the press Team Tapia officially announced that the mixed martial arts portion of the bill has been dropped completely. Five boxing matches will now make up the night’s action. The organization did mention that ...

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Final Johnny Tapia Presents: Next Chapter II Presser Set for Today

A press conference for Johnny Tapia Presents: The Next Chapter II, will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel located at 1901 University Blvd NE 87102. The bill has now been updated and will feature a six-fight boxing card Friday night at the Crowne Plaza. The event will be highlighted by Albuquerque veterans Josh `Pitbull’ Torres and Hector “El ...

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Teresa Tapia on Why She’s Bringing Boxing and MMA Together

Even in a city like Albuquerque, known for its fighting culture, it is rare to see the two sports of boxing and MMA share the stage. This Friday the Johnny Tapia Presents: The Next Chapter II card will bring the two together at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Team Tapia promoter and widow of five-time world champion Johnny Tapia, Teresa Tapia ...

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Demetrious Johnson Gets Job Done Against John Dodson to Retain Flyweight Title

Demetrious Johnson Defeats John Dodson on UFC on FOX In the first ever defense of the UFC flyweight belt Demetrious Johnson defeated Albuquerque’s John Dodson via unanimous decision in a very competitive contest. The initial round was close with Johnson outstriking Dodson 19 to 12. The following round would see some of the most significant strikes of the entire contest ...

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Why Was John Dodson Eating Pop Rocks During his Weigh-In?

Tomorrow night 2003 Moriarty Fighting Pinto graduate and Jackson’s-Winkeljohn’s mixed martial artist John Dodson will face Demetrious Johnson for the UFC Flyweight title. This will be the third time an Albuquerque native will fight for a UFC title (Diego Sanchez, Carlos Condit) Earlier today FuelTV’s Ariel Helwani interviewed John Dodson after his weigh in and asked him “What was up ...

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Hunter Tucker Wins in Bellator Debut

Earlier this evening Jackson’s-Winkeljohn’s Hunter Tucker improved his record to 5-0 over Javier Obregon (4-4) at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma’s. The ending of the contest came  via guillotine choke in Round 2 at 3:17. Four of five of Tucker’s victories have come by the way of submission.

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Tony Valdez Reflects on Hollewood Montes Fight and Aftermath

Recently, we conducted an impromptu interview with Espanola bantamweight boxer Tony Valdez at ESPN Friday Night Fights at the Pueblo Pavilion. Valdez discussed his training with recent debutant Brandon Holmes and his epic match with Raymond “Hollewood” Montes. In their rematch -which Valdez won my TKO- Montes was rushed to the hospital where he was diagnosed with swelling of the brain. ...

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