After knocking out Tomasz Adamek on Saturday to assume the vacant IBF Inter-Continental heavyweight world title, Weslaco’s Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina is hoping to supplant the former two-division world champion in the World Boxing Council’s top 10 ranking.
Omar Figueroa Jr. preserved his unbeaten record Saturday, recording a unanimous decision win over Antonio DeMarco on the Premier Boxing Champions show at AT&T Center in San Antonio.
WESLACO — Omar Figueroa Jr. couldn’t help but smile Friday ahead of the Premier Boxing Championship show, which he headlines next week at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.
Just 57 seconds into the preliminary card of UFC 192 on Saturday, Edinburg’s Frank Treviño was cornered against the cage, where he received an onslaught of answered blows as Katy’s Sage Northcutt defeated the veteran fighter in his promotional debut.
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HIDALGO — Bellator Mixed Martial Arts is coming to the Rio Grande Valley for the first time next month at State Farm Arena with “Bellator 143,” a series of decorated bouts.
HIDALGO — Mexico’s Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez protected his undefeated record Friday night, winning his WBO International super middleweight title bout by unanimous decision at State Farm Arena.
Most boxers like to enter the ring as a lean, mean fighting machine, but that description doesn’t exactly fit heavyweight Homero “El Oso” Fonseca, at least not the lean part.
In the eyes of Weslaco’s Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia, a weight issue brought on by unfortunate timing is the only thing keeping him out of today’s fight. After trainer Edgar “Butch” Sanchez said Thursday that Garcia had suffered a mental breakdown and was likely finished in boxing, Garcia sa…
The Monitor spoke with Weslaco’s boxing phenomenon Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina in a wide-ranging online interview following his recent attempt to become the WBC heavyweight world champion.
Join us Friday afternoon for a Live Stream conversation with Weslaco boxer Eric "Drummer Boy" Molina about his recent attempt to become heavyweight champion of the world.
Weslaco’s Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia has been removed from Saturday’s fight against Errol Spence Jr. after suffering a “mental breakdown,” trainer Edgar “Butch” Sanchez and promoter Julio Marines said Thursday. Both believe Garcia’s boxing career may be finished.
Pharr’s Sam Guradiola (5-2) triumphed in the main event of Friday’s STFC 35 mixed martial arts cage fighting show at McAllen Convention Center with a three-round split-decision victory (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) against Andoni Rodriguez (4-4) of Barcelona, Spain. It was the fifth straight win for…
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Deontay Wilder gave his Alabama fans what they expected in his first WBC heavyweight title defense: a knockout.
Edinburg’s Frank Treviño suffered the first defeat of his professional MMA career on Saturday, losing to Johnny Case by unanimous decision at UFC 188 in Mexico City.
After dropping out of a pair of fights due to injury, Edinburg’s Frank Trevino is ready to end the longest layoff of his professional MMA career.
Elsa’s Jesus Gallegos won the Junior Olympics national boxing championship at 80 pounds on Friday, defeating Eli Langford of Jonesboro, Georgia by unanimous decision for his third win of the week in Charleston, West Virginia.
McALLEN — Thirteen-year-old Jesus A. Gallegos had already run 5 miles when he arrived in McAllen for his sparring session around 6 p.m. Friday.
It was a shining night of mixed martial arts fighting for the Urbina brothers of Weslaco at Saturday’s Hero FC “Best of the Best V” show at Jacob Brown Auditorium in Brownsville before an estimated crowd of 1,300.
WESLACO — After losing to Chris Arreola more than three years ago, Weslaco heavyweight Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina had doubts about whether he would continue in the sport.
HIDALGO — As his fight with Ricky Burns pushed into the 11th round, Omar Figueroa Jr. unleashed his most vicious volley of shots, cracking Burns with a flurry of lefts and rights to bring the partisan State Farm Arena crowd to its feet.
Omar Figueroa Jr. kept coming forward all afternoon against Ricky Burns, and his constant barrage of power punches was enough to help him remain unbeaten.
McALLEN — Last weekend, the highly anticipated “Fight of the Century” between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao left millions of viewers disappointed. Omar Figueroa Jr. promises to put on a more impressive show.
San Juan's Enrique Alvarez trains in preparation for his super welterweight bout Saturday, May 9, 2015, at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo. Alvarez is scheduled for a four-round bout against San Antonio's Alberto Espinoza.
There was a time not too long ago when it appeared the boxing career of Weslaco's Omar "Panterita" Figueroa Jr. had reached such a high level that he wouldn't be fighting again in the Rio Grande Valley.
Gemiyale “Baby Hercules” Adkins was relaxing and enjoying some ideal beach weather Sunday at South Padre Island after winning the main event against “Dangerous” Danny Salinas of Edinburg at Saturday’s STFC 34: “Battle at the Beach” mixed martial arts cage fighting show at SPI Convention Centre.
Brownsville featherweight Johnny "Blaze" Tapia is getting the celebrity treatment with TV and radio interviews as he draws closer to his first main-event fight to headline Saturday's "Border Wars" boxing show.
Weslaco welterweight Robert “La Amenaza” Garcia recently said he always expects to face a very tough opponent whenever he fights on television, and added he’d be disappointed if it wasn’t that way.