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Band of Boxing Brothers

The Sanchez Family

Three brothers. All disciplined in the arts. Their westside Albuquerque family home, lies on a half an acre of land that can be deceiving at first glance. The father, greets us at the door. Once inside, he leads us through a small living room, then the narrow kitchen where the boys’ mother shyly stands and softly says, ‘hola’. In traditional ...

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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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May Events

5/3 Bellator (Bryan Baker) 5/5  UFC on Fox 3: Diaz vs. Miller (John Dodson) 5/5 Roswell MMA (Steve Garcia) 5/11 Bellator (Travis Marx)(recap) 5/12 KOTC @ Buffalo Thunder  (recap) 5/12 Mescalero Warrior (recap) 5/19 Strikeforce (Isaac “Ike” Vallie-flagg, Quinn Mulhern) 5/26 UFC 146 Dos Santos vs. Mir (Diego Brandao) 6/2 Jackson MMA (more info) 6/2  Carlsbad 6/5 UFC on FX3 (Buddy Roberts, Henry Martinez, Tim ...

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April Events

April’s schedule is fairly busy and May-June are going to be stacked as well.   We will keep the schedule updated. 3/30 – Steel City Rumble 9 (Paul Ray) (Fight recap) 3/31 – WMMA (Lionel Lanham, Frank Gomez, Willie Parks) (Fight recap) 3/31 – Tapia Uprising  (Fight recap) 3/31 – OneFC (Donald Sanchez) (Fight recap)(Video) 4/6 – FIT NHB Smoker (Fight recap) 4/6 – ...

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March Events

A few notable tussles on the calendar for March 2012. As we learn more this post will be updated. UFC: March 3rd – UFC ON FX 2 – Alves vs. Kampman  (Australia) StrikeForce: March 3rd –  Tate vs. Rousey (Ohio)   March 2nd (Boxing) FIT NHB Smoker The Battlegrounds Series at  FIT NHB is a great amateur series on the first first Friday of ...

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Fight Recap: Jackson’s 7 and KOTC

Jackson’s MMA Series 7 Recap: 1 Jose Caro defeated Pete Quezada via Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 2:59 2 Riki Nobuta defeated Adam Soto Submission (Armbar) 2 1:42 3 Emily Peters-Kagan defeated Cortney Casey via Decision (Split) 3 3:00 4 Armando Montoya Jr. defeated Adam Gonzales Submission (Guillotine Choke) 3 0:58 5 Jodie Esquibel defeated Amy Riehle in a Decision (Unanimous) ...

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Jackson’s Series: Card Breakdown

Main event Michelle Waterson (8-3) vs.  Diana Rael (3-1) at 105lbs.  Michelle Waterson taking on the talented Diana Rael in the main event of this stacked Jacksons MMA Series fight card. Waterson and Rael are flyweight fighters and a fast paced firework-filled show is expected. Rael recently took out Chavez Dojo’s Angelica Chavez, utilizing a variety of techniques to upset Chavez before ...

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Training: Hill of Tears

[singlepic id=21 w=320 h=240 float=right]Copper Canyon is often refereed to as the “Hill of Tears”. Located off of Tramway and Copper you will find a great spot to exercise. We caught up with Cub Swanson,  Isaac Vallie-Flagg and Jake Murphy for a late morning workout. I try to do Copper Canyon every Friday because its a gauge for where my conditioning is and it ...

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Fight Recap: World Dominance – Holm vs Mathis

  NewMexico Boxing: Full gallery/report: Mathis KO’s Holm at Route 66 Holly Holm knocked out by Anne Sophie Mathis Weigh In Photos USCombat Sports – New Mexico: Pending  KNUXX Magazine: Pending Est Republicain (estrepublicain.fr) JACKPOT FOR “ANNE-SO!” (French) LowBlow505 Podcast: Anne Sophie Mathis vs Holly Holm, Post Fight Press Conference Anne Sophie Mathis vs Holly Holm, Post fight Press Conference (continued)

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