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Report: Bob Foster Albuquerque’s First World Champion, Dead at age 76

Bob Foster dead at the age of 77

Bob Foster Defended Light Heavyweight Title 14-Times, Fought Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier at Heavyweight According to multiple Albuquerque media reports, former light heavyweight world champion Bob Foster has died at the age of 76. (Note: we had incorrectly reported Foster being 77 in our original posting. H/T Albuquerque Journal for the correction). A native of Lubbock, Texas, Foster and his mother moved ...

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Greatest Championship KOs in Albuquerque-Fighter History

Bob Foster, Holly Holm, Johnny Tapia

Where does Holly Holm’s KO of Ronda Rousey rank on our list of greatest Burqueño championship bout knockouts? Burqueños have been holding their heads up high and have been thinking they’re allll baaaad since the devastating head kick knockout blow that Albuquerque’s Holly Holm (10-0) delivered to the previously undefeated Ronda Rousey (12-1) en route to claiming the UFC Bantamweight ...

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Tony Valdez Escapes with Draw Against Gilberto Mendoza at Duke City Throwdown

Duke City Throwdown

Questionable Split Draw in Valdez vs. Mendoza Bout Duke City Throwdown Full Results There’s no doubt about it, Española’s Tony Valdez always makes for entertaining fights but after his rematch Saturday at the Albuquerque Convention Center against Gilberto Mendoza, he found himself in the middle of a very controversial decision. Early on in the contest, Valdez (8-4-6, 7KOs) set the tone ...

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Tony Valdez Upcoming Gilberto Mendoza Rematch Brings Back ‘Hollewood’ Montes Memories

Tony Valdez vs. Hollewood Raymond Montes

Valdez Faces Mendoza Saturday Night at the Albuquerque Convention Center An extremely dry year for New Mexico boxing gets a much needed ounce of precipitation when Española’s Tony Valdez rematches Gilberto Mendoza at the Albuquerque Convention Center in the main event of Legacy Promotions’ fight card Duke City Throwdown.  Their first fight, this past May, by all accounts was a ...

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‘Fire and Ice’ Grants, NM Fight Card, Fight Week Deatils

Josh Torres Grants NM

Boxing: Fire and Ice Fury Fight Week Schedule for Grants, New Mexico Josh Torres to Defend WBC USNBC Title in Grants’ first boxing card since 1976 For the first time this century Grants, New Mexico will be hosting a boxing card when Chavez Promotions’ aptly titled  ‘Fire and Ice: Fury’ card at the Fire and Ice Park Center of Downtown on ...

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Burke: Austin Trout vs. Joey Hernandez Sept. 6, PBC on CBS Co-Main Event

Austin Trout

Late Monday evening Louie Burke, the longtime trainer of former WBA Super Welterweight Champion Austin Trout, confirmed via text to SouthWest Fight News that his fighter would be facing fellow 154-pounder Joey Hernandez on Sunday September 6. The bout, according to Burke who is in Washington D.C. preparing Trout along with lead trainer Barry Hunter, is expected to be the ...

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El Paso PBC on CBS, Showtime Boxing Fight Week Schedule

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Carl Frampton

Carl Frampton and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Highlight Huge Boxing Weekend in El Paso This Saturday, El Paso, Texas’ Don Haskins Center will have the national boxing spotlight as not one but two boxing cards hit the Sun City. On the afternoon bill, CBS will televise a Premiere Boxing Champions, PBC on CBS card which will feature the highly anticipated United States debut ...

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Carl Frampton to make U.S. Debut on El Paso ‘PBC on CBS’ Show

Carl Frampton

Carl Frampton to face Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. in El Paso, Texas According to multiple reports, undefeated, IBF World Super Bantamweight, Carl Frampton is expected to make his United States debut July 18 on a PBC on CBS card in El Paso, Texas. A press release issued by Premier Boxing Champions first made the announcement but has since been deleted from the ...

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