|CKO2 Results / Guys & Dolls Ballroom / Ft. Worth, TX
Main Event - 4 Rds - Lightweight
4 Rds – Super Middleweight
4 Rds - Welterweight
Muay Thai - 3 Rds – 140 lbs.
4 Rds - Super Featherweight
4 Rds - Welterweight
4 Rds - Lightweight
4 Rds - Super Middleweight
|Interview with Jesse Rodriguez, Calvary Knock Out Promoter
During my interview with Jesse, it was obvious he has a love and a passion for boxing first, but he also cares about young fighters and grooming them so they might reach “the next level”. Whatever that may be. However, as he stated in the interview, he is striving to take CKO to the next level. CKO2 is scheduled for Saturday, March 8, in Ft. Worth. (See posters top right of site.)
NTB: Where were you born? Raised? Where do you consider home?
Met & became closer friends with Joe Ponce Jr. (current USA Boxing’s LBC #26, president & head coach of Lonestar Spartan Boxing Club) who talked me out of turning pro and going to work for him in the transmission business. I stayed with him 19 years. [read more]
A Fight Night to Remember!
Boxing greats and football greats in attendance, great corporate sponsors, great prizes, great fights, great food, and great fun made the extraordinary A NIGHT TO FIGHT gala charity event on Thursday, February 27th at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas a fight night to remember. The UP HOPE Foundation and Standing 8 Promotions held this “full-of-greats” event to fight for a truly GREAT cause, THE RING OF HOPE BOXING CLUB, which mentors at risk youth in Dallas through boxing. Ring of Hope was founded by The URHOPE Foundation in 2010, and is one of the Dallas Leadership Foundation’s (DLF) many programs developed to help facilitate the re-development of disadvantaged Dallas communities. [read more]
|Legacy Fighting Championship 28
Legacy Fighting Championship returned to North Texas featuring the LFC Middleweight Championship bout between Bubba Bush & Rakim Cleveland. The first LFC card was November 2009 in their home base of Houston, Texas where most of their events are held. Including the Legacy Amateur Fighting Series, this is LFC’s seventh trip to North Texas. Next month for the first time, LFC will venture out of state to Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Visit www.legacyfights.net for tentative fight card.)
Legacy Fighting Championship an up and coming MMA promotion is broadcast nationally by AXS TV, (www.axs.tv). Calling the action at ringside for AXS TV was former MMA fighter turned broadcaster Pat Miletich and the voice himself, Michael Schiavello. Directing traffic in the ring was the great Collin Cantrell who did a superb job despite minor sound technical difficulties, the only glitch of an otherwise topnotch MMA experience.
Main Event / LFC Middleweight Championship / AXS TV Bout 6
|North Texas Boxing’s Top 15 Boxers of 2013
Back in 2008, North Texas Boxing dared to rate the multitude of excellent boxing talent in North Texas (of course) against each other, pound for pound. The method consisted and still does, querying NTB writers and photographers, using a simple mathematical computation, reconciling the numbers, and letting the totals determine the “Top 10”. [read more]
Fighting for at Risk Youth in Dallas, Literally
The URHOPE Foundation and Standing 8 Promotions are teaming up to fight for kids at the A NIGHT TO FIGHT Professional Boxing Fundraiser on February 27, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) at the Dallas Frontiers of Flight Museum. All proceeds will support the URHOPE Foundation’s cause to reach at risk youth through The Ring of Hope Boxing Club, which uses the sport of boxing to mentor the inner-city youth of Dallas.
A NIGHT TO FIGHT will feature 6 live professional boxing matches organized and donated by Standing 8 Promotions, dinner, an auction with prizes such as weekend getaways, sporting event suites and many other items. A NIGHT TO FIGHT will be emceed by Mark Elfenbein of 103.3 FM ESPN Dallas/Fort Worth and it will also spotlight past professional boxing champions and Dallas Cowboy players. The main event for the evening features defending Super Welterweight Champion Hector “El Diamante” Vazquez of Irving, TX 12-1 2 KO’s attempting his 3rd defense of the belt against 33 fight veteran and former belt holder Taronze Washington of Dallas, TX. [read more]
|EJ Dispenses Another
Perhaps you've been missing football, since the Seattle Seahawks 43-8 domination of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. If so, you've probably been dreading the absence of "Monday Night Football" as a sports option, as well. Monday, February 10th, FOXSports1 and Golden Boy Promotions had your back with a nationally televised card consisting of Dallas' own, Errol Spence, Jr., who fought in their co-main event from Cowboys Dance Hall in San Antonio, Texas. [read more]
|Hatley Wows With 1st Round KO
Charles "The Future" Hatley. The name means a lot of things to many boxing fans, in Dallas/ Ft. Worth. From "Love" to "Hate" and everything in between, for better or worse, in sickness and in health, it's as if you've been married to Charles Hatley, in some form or fashion.
If you're among those questioning whether "Charlie” (as he’s known to most of us) would ever fulfill his potential as a professional boxer, you weren't alone. Despite amassing a professional record of 21-1-1, 14 KO’s in six years, there have been whispers Charlie was more concerned with his nightlife than his boxing career. Justified or not, Hatley’s latest fight, January 18th, as the main event of Black Gloves Promotions' "New Years Knockout", from the Palladium at Gilley’s, signaled it just may be time to put those doubts to rest. In attendance for the festivities was none other than Adrien “The Problem” Broner, former United States Olympians, Luis Yanez and Errol Spence and Dallas Cowboys punt returner, Duane Harris. [read more]
“A Night to Fight” Benefit for Dallas Leadership Foundation’s Ring of Hope Boxing Club Presented by The URHOPE Foundation and Standing 8 Promotions
The URHOPE Foundation in conjunction with Standing 8 Promotions, a professional boxing promotion company based in Fort Worth, TX, will hold their third annual “A Night to Fight” boxing event on February 27, 2014, at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas. This event raises money to benefit the Ring of Hope Boxing Club and the Dallas Leadership Foundation. [read more]
Paulie Ayala's Punching Out Parkinson's Fundraiser Jan 25!
Forth, Worth, Texas January 13, 2014 - After a stellar career in the ring, former2X World Champ Paulie Ayala is making his biggest impact outside with his Punching Out Parkinson's boxing program. Ayala, who has been using boxing training techniques to improve the lives of patients for the last couple of years suffering from the dreaded disease, will host his biggest fundraiser to date on Saturday, January 25 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.
Joining Ayala at this knockout event will be former World Champion and Hall of Famer Terry Norris, who is a sufferer of Parkinson's, and Dewey Bozella who was falsely imprisoned for 26 years and during that time became the light heavyweight champion of the prison. Upon his release, he was given the opportunity to fight as a pro, something that was taken away from him upon his incarceration. [read more]
Black Gloves Promotions New Year’s Knockout
Main Event (Bout 5) / Middleweight / 10 Rds
Co-Main Event (Bout 4) / Heavyweight / 6 Rds
Bout 3 / Middleweight / 4 Rds
Bout 2 / Junior Welterweight / 6 Rds
Bout 1 / Junior Lightweight / 4 Rds
|Vera Beats Chavez But Loses Decision
I watched the HBO telecast of the Brian Vera / Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fight at La Roca in East Plano (ice cold drinks, great food, great service, and great atmosphere), two seats to my left was an older Hispanic gentleman, a Chavez fan. After the verdict was announced, I asked him, “Quien ganó?” (Who won?) “Se lo dieron a Chávez, el otro gano, pero se lo dieron a Chávez” (They gave it Chavez, the other won, but they gave it to Chavez.) [read more]