PHARR — No. 4-ranked super featherweight contender Diego Magdaleno appreciates Top Rank Boxing for giving him opportunities to further his ring career.
HIDALGO — Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr. wanted to come out victorious and still undefeated following his main event fight against Raul “Blue” Hidalgo on Monday at State Farm Arena.
When Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz steps into the State Farm Arena ring for the main event of tonight’s boxing card in Hidalgo, he will be facing one of the most experienced fighters he has ever gone against: Raul Hidalgo.
HIDALGO — Ricardo “Dinamita” Alvarez, the older brother of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, has been added to the fight card of Monday’s boxing show at State Farm Arena.
Famed boxer Mike Tyson will hit the stage at the Pharr Events Center for “Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth” on Nov. 23. The production is directed by Spike Lee.
HIDALGO — The main-event bout between heavyweights Antonio Tarver and Jonathan Banks on Sept. 29 at State Farm Arena will feature a group of young, up-and-coming Rio Grande Valley fighters on the undercard of a boxing show to be televised by FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes.
Weslaco native Omar Figueroa successfully defended his WBC lightweight title by defeating Daniel Estrada via a ninth-round TKO on Saturday in Carson, Calif.
McALLEN — Weslaco native Omar Figueroa Jr. heads into his WBC lightweight title defense with his troublesome hand injuries feeling better than they did prior to his last fight. The question, however, is how long that will last.
Weslaco welterweight Robert "La Amenaza" Garcia has found a home as a regular on ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights."
McALLEN — Danny Salinas, of Edinburg, pursues his 15th mixed martial arts victory in the main event of the STFC 29 “May Day” cage fighting show tonight at the McAllen Convention Center.
Omar “Panterita” Figueroa Jr.’s first title defense will be against an old foe from his amateur days.
Weslaco native and WBC Super Interim Lightweight champion Omar “Panterita” Figueroa will return to action March 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas against Ricardo Alvarez, the brother of boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez.
Omar Figueroa Sr.’s dream of training a world-champion boxer began long before his son could even hold a glove, let alone throw a left hook.
MISSON – Pride is on the line in tonight’s MMA fight between Leroy Martinez and Matt Mooney.
WESLACO — When asked if he lived in a house by a lake, Omar ‘Panterita’ Figueroa Jr. answered by saying that he just lives in a house in Weslaco.
LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather will fight young Mexican star Canelo Alvarez on Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand.
PHARR — Raymond Gatica of Austin stunned Raul “El Tigre” Casarez of Edinburg in the main event of the “Friday Night Fights” boxing show at Pharr Events Center by winning on a fourth-round knockout before an estimated crowd of 2,000 fight fans.
Whether it's in the boxing ring, or life in general for that matter, Lyford heavyweight Eric "Drummer Boy" Molina (19-2, 14 knockouts) has never been one to shy away from a challenge.
Edinburg light middleweight Raul “El Tigre” Casarez (19-3, nine knockouts) goes against a familiar foe Friday in the eight-round main event of the “Friday Night Fights” boxing show presented by Anthony Cavazos Promotions at Pharr Events Center.
WESLACO — San Antonio is starting to become a second home for Omar “Panterita” Figueroa Jr.
In preparation for his main event fight on Friday in Pharr, Edinburg light middleweight Raul Casarez (19-3, nine knockouts) has been sparring against Weslaco’s Robert Garcia (31-3, 21 KOs).
SAN ANTONIO — Omar Figueroa Sr. had his arm around his son Omar “Panterita” Figueroa Jr. as ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. announced the Weslaco fighter was the winner by knockout over previously unbeaten Abner Cotto on Saturday at the Alamodome.
HIDALGO —Twelve-year-old Diego Zamora-Strader braved the bitter winds on Thursday afternoon for a trip to State Farm Arena, where he clutched some boxing gloves and tried to stay warm under his little coat.
LAS VEGAS — Juan Manuel Marquez knocked Manny Pacquiao out cold with a vicious right hand at the end of the sixth round Saturday night, putting a ferocious end to the fourth fight between the two boxers.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hector “Macho” Camacho will be taken off life support, his mother said Friday night, indicating she would have doctors do that Saturday. It was a decision the former championship boxer's eldest son opposed.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Famed Puerto Rican boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho is clinically brain dead, doctors said Thursday, but family members disagreed on whether to take him off life support and two of the fighter's aunts said later that relatives had agreed to wait two more days.
Having taken a few months off from boxing to complete his college degree, Brownsville super bantamweight Sergio “Time to Shine” Perales (20-1, 13 knockouts) gets back into the ring tonight to headline the “Friday Night Knockouts” show presented by Triple A Promotions at Harlingen’s Casa de Amistad.
Brownsville bantamweight Sergio “Time to Shine” Perales (20-1, 13 knockouts) can’t wait to get back in the ring.
LAS VEGAS — Timothy Bradley promised to shock, though the biggest shock in his fight with Manny Pacquiao came from the judges’ scorecards.
LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao barely escaped to fight another day, and would need 28 stitches to close the cut over his right eye. Juan Manuel Marquez had nearly ended his remarkable run, but that didn't stop Pacquiao from singing at his post-fight concert and partying the night away with his huge entourage.
Most boxers know the feeling of waiting until the last minute to find out about their opponent.
Cousins Raul and Oscar Tovar come from a boxing family.
LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. used his speed and accuracy to win a unanimous decision Saturday night over a game Miguel Cotto in one of his toughest fights ever.
McALLEN — Corpus Christi native Jerry Belmontes is glad his so-called vacation is over.
CORPUS CHRISTI — Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina of Lyford gave it his best shot, but it just wasn’t enough as he lost to Chris Arreola, the WBC’s No. 1-ranked heavyweight contender, on a first-round knockout Saturday at American Bank Center on the undercard of the Don King Promotions “Triple Threat” show.
EDINBURG — In a gymnasium at the Edinburg Boys and Girls Club, Raul “El Tigre” Casarez and Isaac Torres announced they will be the star attactions for the Golden Boy Promotions Fight Night Showdown card to be held March 17 at the Pharr Events Center.
Weslaco’s Omar “Panterita” Figueroa, the WBO intercontinental lightweight champion, will return to the ring on March 17, his father Omar Figueroa Sr. confirmed Wednesday.
INDIO, Calif. — Weslaco lightweight Omar "Panterita" Figueroa defeated Michael “Mikey” Perez by a sixth-round TKO in their scheduled 10-round WBO intercontinental lightweight title fight late Friday night.
Weslaco lightweight Omar “Panterita” Figueroa (13-0-1, 10 knockouts) is starting the new year with what figures to be the toughest fight of his boxing career.
LAS VEGAS — Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. plans to plead guilty to reduced misdemeanor charges in a plea deal resolving felony allegations that he battered his ex-girlfriend, court officials said Tuesday.
Eric “La Maquina” Cruz (13-7-3, 13 knockouts) defends his WBC Youth World lightweight title against Fidel Maldonado Jr. (11-0, 10 KOs) in the eight-round main event of today’s Golden Boy/Cavazos Boxing show at Pharr Events Center.
LAS VEGAS — Victor Ortiz knocks people down, and he’s done it every time he has stepped into the ring. He also goes down, twice in his last fight alone.
MOBILE, Ala. — It wasn’t a bad day. I thought we actually won. I really don’t know how the judges scored it.
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Only two fighters from the Rio Grande Valley have ever qualified for the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team Trials.
LAS VEGAS — Amir Khan won a second piece of the 140-pound title Saturday night, stopping veteran Zab Judah with a body punch in the fifth round of a scheduled 12-round unification bout.
MERCEDES — Upon entering Beto’s Boxing Club, one can’t help but notice the old-school gym feel.
Mission amateur boxer Isaac Torres is competing in USA Boxing’s Last Chance Qualifier in Cincinnati from July 4-9 for a chance to compete in the Olympic Trials later this month. Every day he will write about his experiences trying to make the Olympic Trials, as told to The Monitor.
CINCINNATI — It is a dream come true. That was our main goal — to make the Olympic Trials. That was our short term goal. Our next goal is to make the Olympic team.