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Austin “No Doubt” Trout’s Campaign to be the Southwest and World’s Best

Patiently, Las Cruces, New Mexico’s WBA Super Welterweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (24-0, 14KOs) has been waiting for his time to shine in the New Mexico boxing Zia sun.  A victory this Saturday against top ten contender, Delvin Rodriguez (26-5-3, 14KOs) in Carson, California, on perhaps the most stacked boxing card of the year will place him amongst boxing’s ...

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Rafael “Barata” Freitas and Gracie Barra NM Ready for IBJJF World Championships

This week 30 members of the Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy from Albuquerque will participate in the World International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Championship in Long Beach, California. Among them will be professional mixed martial artist and BJJ instructor Rafael “Barata” Freitas. The 125lb flyweight class is the lightest recognized by the unified rules of mixed martial arts for ...

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Interview With Austin Trout Strength and Conditioning Coach Shukree Shabazz

To prepare to his upcoming WBA Super Welterweight title fight against Delvin Rodriguez , Austin Trout has been working with strength and conditioning coach and longtime friend Shukree Shabazz. Shabazz grew up in Chaparral, New Mexico. He is the brother of New Mexico standout amateur boxer, soon to be pro, Sijuola Ade Shabazz. Shukree started with his training regiments while ...

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Austin Trout and Louie Burke on Las Cruces PAL Gym History

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Recently, SouthWest Fight News had the honor of visiting the “Regular” WBA World Super Welterweight champion Austin Trout (24-0, 14KO) and his trainer Louie Burke, at the Sammy Burke Youth Boxing Center – Las Cruces Police Athletic League (PAL) Gym in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The building that houses the gym at 700 North Solano, has ...

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Hector Muñoz to Fight Tommy Rainone

Hector Muñoz to face Tommy Rainone in June

Early Friday morning, Albuquerque boxer Hector Muñoz (20-7, 13KOs) told SouthWest Fight News that he has signed a contract to face southpaw Tommy Rainone (17-4, 4KOs) of New York. The fight is schedule to take place Wednesday June 13th at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, New Jersey. “I’m excited! I got into the gym right after my last fight ...

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Former Albuquerque Mayor Marty Chavez KOs Josh “Pitbull” Torres

Josh Torres takes on former Albuquerque Mayor Marty Chavez

Today former three-term mayor of Albuquerque,  New Mexico, Martin “Marty” Chavez, unveiled a new political ad featuring Albuquerque boxer Josh Torres (7-1-1, 4KOs). Chavez is currently seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Representative New Mexico 1st congressional district; a seat being vacated by fellow Democrat Martin Heinrich who announced his intention of running for the US Senate. Torres is ...

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Austin Trout Ready for Delvin Rodriguez and Stardom

On June 2nd at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California WBA “Regular” Super Welterweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (24-0, 14 KOs) of Las Cruces, New Mexico will be facing Connecticut’s Delvin Rodriguez (25-5-3, 14KOs). Both fighters rank number eight and nine on boxrec.com’s 154lb rankings respectively. The card features another world championship fight between Antonio Tarver vs Lateef ...

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Monday Morning Recap

It was an entertaining week locally with the Golden Girl/Golden Boy promoted Solo Boxeo: Battle in the Bosque card, weigh-ins and bouts finally taking place. The national spotlight was on the Santa Ana Star Casino for the bouts and they didn’t disappoint. Originally only the co-main event and main event were to be broadcasted. A total of four fights were shown ...

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