A Christmas BASH Packed with Power: The Bud Light Pro Fight 6 Christmas BASH
Fort Worth, TX - If you are tired of the usual December holiday parties and would like a little more action around the holidays, you might want to check out the most action packed Christmas event ever to HIT Fort Worth! The Bud Light Pro Fight 6 Christmas Boxing Bash will take place on December 20th at 7:30 PM at the Amon Carter Exhibit Hall at the landmark Will Rogers Memorial Center (doors open at 6:00 p.m.). In addition to 7 bouts of world class boxing including a Texas Title fight, Santa will be in the house for free photos with “kids” of all ages. There will also be lots of Christmas holiday music, contests and giveaways for the whole family. [read more]
XKO-20 returned home to “The Gym” on a very cool night in Arlington. Despite the weather a large crowd gathered to watch the nine fights on schedule. [read more]
PRO FEMALE BOUT FEATURED TO HEADLINE DFW’S LARGEST AND LONGEST RUNNING MMA EVENT XTREME KNOCKOUT 20. 10 PRO FIGHTS WITH 2 FEMALE FIGHTS WILL TAKE PLACE NOV. 23RD IN ARLINGTON!
Who: On Saturday Nov. 23rd, Back Alley Promotions in association with Joose Cocktails bring to you Xtreme Knockout 20 (XKO - Professional MMA Fights) and the top Pro MMA fighters in Texas featuring a highly anticipated female fight. XKO will be filming in HD for their Xtreme Knockout television show. Back Alley Promotions has produced over 1,000 “live” events including a reality show featured on the Discovery Channel.
What: Xtreme Knockout, Back Alley Promotions in association with Joose Cocktails bring 10 Pro Mixed Martial Arts fights to DFW!
Pre-Fight Party begins at 2pm. Belltime 7pm.Pre-Fight party includes: MMA & Sports Vendors including Torque Sports and Performance, Watch The Pros Train, Meet and Greet With Fighters, Celebrity Guest Appearances, Bikini Contest, Live Music and DJ, Plus Vendors Including MMA Apparel Companies, Supplement Companies and More! Also be apart of the Television Taping for the TV show “Xtreme Knockout”. [read more]
DFW, Texas has been a mecca for boxing in the Southwest for more than 40 years, birthing living legends, United States Olympians and former world champions alike. Jesse Rodriguez Promotion has aligned 'itself with the next wave of great fighters from Fort Worth & Dallas. [read more]
Nail-biting Action All Night at Bud Light Pro Fight 5
Many fighters stepped up to the challenge with the toughest fights of their careers at Standing 8 Promotions’ 5th Bud Light Pro Fight in Arlington, TX.
Arlington, TX-- Bud Light Pro Fight 5 at Cowboys in Arlington, TX on Saturday, October 19, 2013 was filled with nail-biting bouts and great matches that challenged even the best boxers on the card. Almost 1500 fans winced and cheered simultaneously all night long as local favorites gave the fights of their lives. [read more]
|Unbeaten Spence vs. Unbeaten Lartay, October 14, on FoxSports1
Dallas’ own 2012 United States Olympian, Errol Spence, Jr., faces the sternest test of his young career, when he collides with tough, undefeated African, Emmanuel "Ice Cold" Lartay. The two meet Monday, October 14, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida on a “Golden Boy Live! ” promotion to be telecast on FOX Sports1 with the bilingual simulcast on FOX Deportes 8:00 PM Dallas time. This eight-round bout will be a co-main event on the Jermell Charlo vs. Jose Angel Rodriguez main event.
Lartay (15-0-1, 7 KO's), a southpaw, is from Accra, Ghana, home of former world champions, Ike Quartey and the great Azumah Nelson. Spence (8-0, 7 KO's), also a southpaw, has been hoping for competition of this magnitude for his last 2-3 bouts, but scheduled opponents pulled out for various reasons.
|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]
|Texas Super Welterweight Title Challenge as Main Event at Bud Light Pro Fight 5
If you missed "The One" you can still catch Texas' own "one and only" Super Welterweight Title Challenge as Hector "El Diamante" Vazquez, the current Super Welterweight Title holder for Texas, battles it out with challenger Salvador Amir Roa on October 19th at Bud Light Pro Fight 5 in Arlington, Texas. [read more]
|Guadarrama Set For Hometown Debut
|catBOX Signs Fighter Joe Blurton
|Jones / Gustafsson Aftermath
If you were watching Jon Jones fight for the first time Saturday you might not think he was all that great specially after hearing all the hype about him. But the true fan knows better, I mean he’s cleaned out the division by beating everybody and anybody that had been the UFC’s top light weight fighters including 3 former champs. We’ve all heard the saying that styles make fights but dam. Even more important you’re probably wondering if he even won that fight at all, Gustafsson fought a great fight beating Jones to the punch more often than not. So what happened Saturday night and who really won? [read more]
12th Annual Guns & Hoses Boxing Tournament Results
Police vs. Firefighters
BBQ Tavern & North Texas Boxing to Host Mayweather vs. Alvarez Fight
And Predictions, Predictions, & More Predictions
The BBQ Tavern, 19089 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway Mesquite, Texas 75150, 972-681-1585 and
Recommended not just for Mayweather / Alvarez, but for the some of the best bbq your tongue will ever taste, and the coldest longnecks your lips will ever kiss. And speaking of predictions, there may even be a two dinners given away that night for whoever predicts the closest to the actual outcome of the fight. (The “experts” below are not eligible.) You must actually come to the BBQ Tavern the night of the fight to win a dinner-for-two gift card. Mention this article or show it to the waitress and Tim will give you a 5% discount on your meal. Meal. As in food. No discount on alcoholic drinks. See you there. [read more]
|Mayweather / Alvarez: A Writer’s Thoughts
The story goes that while watching the Haglar / Mugabi fight Sugar Ray Lenard saw something and that something was speed or the lack thereof in the marvelous one. It was at that point that he felt he could beat Haglar and the rest as they say is history. [read more]
|Zuhdi Retains WBU World Title via 2nd Rd KO
By employing perhaps the ultimate example of both brains and brawn, World Boxing Union World Lightweight Champion and Oklahoma native Noah Zuhdi (17-1, 13 KOs) successfully defended his title by knocking out challenger Gyula Vajda (12-4, 8 KOs), of Hujdahdhaza, Hungary at 1:09 of the second round at the Lucky Star Casino in Concho, Oklahoma on Saturday, August 24, 2013. [read more]
|Hector Vazquez crowned new Texas Super Welterweight Champion in Arlington Results
On Saturday August 24th, Standing 8 Promotions held the Bud Light Pro Fight Series #4 at Cowboys Dance Hall in Arlington, Texas. This marked the one year anniversary for Standing 8 Promotions. The raucous crowd was very enthusiastic and was very vocal throughout the event. The Bud Light ring girls were generous enough to toss t-shirts to the adoring fans. [read more]
Hector Vazquez wins the Texas State super
welterweight title at Bud Light Pro Fight #4
Arlington, Texas-After a short hiatus due to a hand injury, Hector “El Diamante” Vazquez 10-1 2 KO’s of Irving, Texas came back into the ring for the first time to take the Texas State Super Welterweight Title over Larry “Slomoshun” Smith 10-17 7 KO’s of Dallas Saturday night in Arlington at the fourth fight in the Bud Light Pro fight series. It began with two of the best boxing entrances in the history of the sport. Smith entered the ring with a local rapper and lots of Larry Smith drama appeal only to be followed by Vazquez and a full mariachi band that brought the crowd to their feet. The fight, which went the entire 8 rounds was closer than many expected, but Vasquez, the favorite, was still able to get the win. Vazquez really turned it on in the third round with multiple punch combinations that started to take Smith out of his rhythm. A determined Smith hung in there to the end but the rest of the fight was clearly in Vazquez’s favor. The judges unanimously scored in Vazquez’s favor with 2 judges scoring the bout 80-72 and the third scoring it at 79-73. [read more]
|Standing 8 Promotions – “2013 Bud Light Pro Fight Series #4” Results
Main Event – Super Welterweight, Texas Super Welterweight Title
Fight # 6 – Featherweight
Fight # 5 – Super Lightweight
Fight # 4 –Super Middleweight
Fight # 3 – Featherweight
Fight # 2 – Lightweight
Fight # 1 – Super Middleweight
|PAP Boxing at the Ballroom Results
Main Event – Welterweight – 4 Rds
Fight 6 – Light Heavyweight – 6 Rds
Fight 5 – Middleweight – 4 Rds
Fight 4 – Lightweight – 4 Rds
Fight 3 - Women – Welterweight – 4 Rds
Fight 4 – Super Middleweight – 4 Rds
Fight 1 – Flyweight – 4 Rds
|Links Inc., 20th Annual Fundraiser, a Knockout Affair
The Links Inc., 20th Annual Fundraiser a black tie boxing event was August 18 at the beautiful Fairmount Hotel in downtown Dallas. This fabulous event sponsored by Links Inc. featured the Black echelon of Dallas and the surrounding areas, style and fashion was the rule of the evening. The Links Inc. was founded in 1946 is one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organization. The Links are committed to cultural and economic survival of African Americans. There are over 12,000 professional women of color in 276 chapters across 41 states. Since its beginning, the Links had contributed over 25 million dollars to charitable causes.
The highlight of the evening was the boxing, and of course, the Hatley Bros, Black Glove Promotions was in the house providing the upper crust with pugilism. The ambiance with the squared circle in the middle of the floor provided an immediate adrenalin rush upon entering the ballroom. Black Gloves Promotions provided four exciting bouts and of course, there is no Black Gloves Promotions unless some Hatleys are on the card. [read more]
|XKO 19 the Highlight of The Europa Games Get Fit & Sports Expo
It was a good day of fights at the Dallas Convention Center where XKO 19 was the climax of a two-day event, which featured “The Europa Games Get Fit & Sports Expo”. The Expo included grappling, karate, a body building competition, vendor booths, and much, much more [read more].
Boxing at the Ballroom: Fight Week Info
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013
Knockout artist and rising Dallas star light welterweight Maurice "Mighty Mo" Hooker (10-0-1, 8KO) will headline Paulie Ayala Productions, "Boxing at the Ballroom" this Friday, August 23rd at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. Exciting super middleweight Samuel "The Main Even" Clarkson (7-2, 5KO) will fight in the co-main event. [read more]
|Boxing at the Ballroom Benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth
Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Worth presents the 14th Annual Boxing at the Ballroom Friday August 23.The event raises $100,000 every year for the more than 14,000 disadvantaged youth.
This year’s event features seven professional bouts, provided by Fort Worth legend, Paulie Ayala. The boxers, both local and from surrounding states will face off at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in downtown Fort Worth. The event starts at 6 PM with fights scheduled to start just after 8 PM. [read more]
catBOX Entertainment Boxing Series Presents the
WBU World Lightweight Championship
Noah Zuhdi (16-1, 12 KOs), Oklahoma City, USA v. Gyula Vajda (12-3, 8 KOs), Hajduhadhaza, Hungary
When: 7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2013
Where: Lucky Star Casino, Concho, OK (South of El Reno)
Bo Gibbs, Jr. (8-0, 5 KOs), Carney, OK v. Warren Walker (3-1, 3 KOs), Tulsa, OK 6 rds 170 pounds
Joseph Blurton (pro debut), El Reno, OK v. Jerrod Sanders (1-0, 1 KO), OKC, OK 4 rds 147 pounds
Darren Delaune (1-0, 1 KO), Okmulgee, OK v. Tim Bronson (pro debut), Grove, OK 4 rds Heavyweights
Ben Harris (pro debut), Edmond, OK v. Lee Broom (1-0, 1 KO), Tulsa, OK 4 rds Heavyweights
Emmanuel Llanos (pro debut), Lawton, OK v. Clifton Thames (1-1-1), OKC, OK 4 rds Lightweights
|Battle for Super Welterweight Title in Arlingon, Texas
Hector Vazquez and Larry Smith will fight for the Texas Super Welterweight boxing title at Bud Light Pro Fight Series Fight #4 in Arlington, Texas on August 24, 2013. They will be fighting as the main event on the Standing 8 Promotions boxing card.
“Having known both these fighters for a while, I expect an incredible fight since both fighters will be intent on leaving the ring with a win, said Dustin Haney, owner of Standing 8 Promotions.
Standing 8 Promotions is thrilled to announce that Hector “El Diamante” Vazquez (9-1) of Irving, TX and Larry “Slo Mo” Smith of Dallas, TX will battle it out for the Texas State Super Welterweight title at Bud Light Pro Fight Series Fight #4 on August 24, 2013. This important title fight will be the main event of the 7 bouts of Bud Light Pro Fight Series Fight #4, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. at COWBOYS Dancehall in Arlington, TX. Vazquez and Smith will give their all for this important title, creating a thrill for the over 2,000 expected fans at this huge Texas night club. [read more]
J&G Boxing Promotions Cancels The Fights at Fair Park II
J&G Boxing Promotions notified North Texas Boxing today, August 8, at approximately 10:00 AM Dallas time, the much anticipated Fights at Fair Park II had been cancelled. They issued the following statement via text message:
“It is (with) great regret that we are to inform you that the fight for August 10th has been postponed. We have worked tirelessly to save the card but have not been able to do so.
J&G Boxing Promotions Presents the Fights at Fair Park II
Fair Park Coliseum – August 10, 2013 – 7:00-10:00PM
Press Release - Dallas, Texas - July 2013
This card will again feature Tony Mack of Plano, the Texas Super Middleweight Champion. Tony won his title in March at the initial J&G Boxing Promotions show. Tony is now 7-0 3KO’s and eager to add another win to his record in front of his hometown crowd, this being only the second time Tony has fought in Dallas. One of the best trainers in Texas, Derrick James is Tony’s trainer. Derrick also trains Jerry Belmontes of Corpus Christi and the fast rising, hard hitting, 2012 London Olympian Errol “EJ” Spence. In addition, Derrick is the “J” of J&G Boxing Promotions.
DFW area boxers scheduled for the August 10 show include; lightweight De Anthony Bonner (3-1 1KO), super lightweight James Burns (1-2 1KO), super welterweight Juan Carlos De Leon (1-2), middleweight Chris Jones (1-4 1KO), Ryan Mar (debut) middleweight Corey Richards (1-0-1), and welterweight Jonathon Steele a TCU student is making his pro debut. Also making his professional debut on The Fights at Fair Park II is Kenny Grammer from Wichita Falls, Texas who has been making waves sparring one of the area’s top professionals.
Tickets start at only $10 for General Admission, Floor Seats are just $25 & $50, Ringside tickets are $100; all floor seating is reserved. Purchase tickets online at: https://ticketriver.com/event/7876-the-fights-at-fair-park-II .
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Saturday, August 17, 4:00 PM
Dallas Convention Center
When: Xtreme Knockout 19– Saturday August 17 2013. Fights start at 4 PM. Pre-Fight Party during The Europa Games Get Fit and Sports Expo. The Europa Expo is a two-day event Friday August 16 and Saturday August 17 with the XKO “Official Weigh-Ins” Friday & the fights taking place on Saturday!
Where: The Dallas Convention Center 650 S. Griffin St. Dallas TX, 75202 HALLS A, B, C
*Official XKO Weigh–ins: Friday, August 16 at 3pm at The Dallas Convention Center 650 S. Griffin St. Dallas TX, 75202 HALLS A, B, C. ALL MEDIA WELCOME, family, friends, and guests welcome! Come out, support the TOP fighters in Texas, and watch as the fighter’s “face off” for the first time before they step into the cage!
Tickets are available for purchase at www.xtremeknockout.com - $35 general admission and $40 when purchased at the door. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS Ringside Reserved starts at $45 and $60, VIP tables start at $600 (limited tables) When you purchase a ticket to the fights you get a FREE 2 day pass both Friday and Saturday to Europa Games Get Fit and Sports Expo. CORONA beer, MMA Merchandise, and Concessions are available for purchase at the event! [read more]
|Spence Wins in California by (another) 1st Round KO
Saturday, July 20, DeSoto’s Errol Spence improved his record to 7-0, (6KO’s), with a two minute and 32 second, first round stoppage of Eddie Cordova (4-5-1 1KO) from of Clearfield Utah. Spence stopped Cordova with a body shot that dropped Cordova for the count. Spence’s last three wins were first round stops, with four of six KO’s coming in the first round. [read more]
|Marroquin Upset in Thackerville, Loses by Split “D”
Danny Diaz (20-5-1 14KO’s) of Managua, Nicaragua defeated Dallas’ Roberto Marroquin (23-3 16KO’s) by split decision. Judge Robert Griffin had it 95 – 93 Marroquin, with judges Oren Shellenberger and David Sutherland scoring it 96 – 92 in favor of Diaz. [read more]
|Yanez Wins a Green Belt
"Since I was a kid I wanted that belt; I told my dad I wanted the green belt of the World Boxing Council.” - Brandon Rios
"I'm going after the green belt. If he has the green belt, then I have to have it!” - Adrien Broner
"It's the WBC title, the green belt. This is a huge opportunity for me and you can't ask for better.” - Sakio Bika
Dating back to 1963, boxers short and tall, big and small, from far and wide have all wanted to fight for the "green belt", the World Boxing Council (W.B.C.) title. Legends like Julio Cesar Chavez, Muhammad Ali, Roberto Duran, Alexis Arguello, "Sugar" Ray Leonard, Salvador Sanchez, and "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler have all worn the W.B.C. strap around their waists, boldly daring opponents to come take it from them. On Friday, April 19, another legend joined the list of those to have won a "green belt"; the "Latin Legend" Luis Yanez. [read more]
2013 Texas State Golden Gloves Results
Fight 1 / 108 lbs
Fight 2 / 114 lbs
Fight 3 / 123 lbs
Fight 4 / 132 lbs
Fight 5 / 141 lbs
Fight 6 / 152 lbs
Fight 7 / 165 lbs
Fight 8 / 178 lbs
Fight 9 / 201 lbs
Fight 10 / 201+ lbs
|2012; The Year That WASN’T?
To put it mildly, 2012 wasn't very kind to North Texas area fighters. At best, it was a rollercoaster 365 days as new boxers established themselves as pound for pound worthy, longtime incumbents suffered crushing defeats and others juggled injuries and/or inactivity. Promoters hitched their wagons to guys who subsequently lost and more than a few of DFW's finest found their once sparkling records sullied. Known as the "hurt business", Boxing in North Texas is hard pressed to recall another year of prizefighting as painful as 2012 was. [read more]