Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

S. Cali Boxing Scene: Rios, Orozco, Van Heerden, More

By Francisco Salazar

Some news and notes regarding fighters from Southern California or events taking place in the area:

- Look for Ronny Rios to fight sometime in September and not on August 24th, according to manager Frank Espinoza. It was earlier reported Rios was going to fight on the Golden Boy Promotions undercard taking place at the Stubhub (formerly the Home Depot) Center on August 24th, but it looks like Rios will fight the following month.

Rios is coming off a sixth round stoppage victory Leonilo Miranda last month at the same venue. Prior to that bout, Rios won a 10 round unanimous decision over Rico Ramos on January 11th.

Espinoza did confirm unbeaten junior welterweight Antonio Orozco will fight on the card.

Also, unbeaten featherweight Julian Ramirez (8-0, 5 KOs) is also scheduled to return on the card. The fighter from East Los Angeles is managed by Joel De La Hoya.

- Speaking of August 24th, due to the strong turnout this past Saturday, boxing will return to the Hollywood Park Casino in Hollywood. The main event showcased Alejandro Perez stopping Edgar Riovalle in the seventh round. Look for UniMas to televise the card again.

- Welterweight Artemio Reyes (19-2, 15 KOs) will return to the ring on July 26th at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario. Reyes looks like he will take on Sergio Perez (28-14, 19 KOs) in a scheduled eight round bout. Also on the card will be Sindy Amador taking on 43-year-old Jolene Blackshear in an eight round bout.

For tickets and information to the Thompson Boxing Promotions card, call (714) 935-0900.

- Boxing returns to America’s Finest City (San Diego) on July 26th at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel. In the scheduled six round main event, unbeaten junior welterweight Emmanuel Robles (8-0-1, 3 KOs) will take on an opponent to be announced. Also slated to see action Maurice Hooker (9-0-1, 7 KOs) and Leon Spinks III (5-0-1, 3 KOs) in separate bouts.

For tickets and information, go to bobbydpresents.net and click on the “Tickets” link.

- Last Friday night, Top Players Promotions and the Players Casino co-promoted their first event at the Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA. The near sellout crowd enjoyed mostly evenly-matched bouts and a decent main event between Maxim Vlasov and Mark Suarez.

While there are numerous gyms in the Oxnard/ Ventura area, actual fight cards have been few and far between. Top Players Promotions and the Players Casino are looking to promote another card in November.

- Looks like welterweight contender Chris Van Heerden of South Africa will move to Southern California. After wins over Sebastian Lujan and Matthew Hatton, Van Heerden (19-1, 15 KOs) is looking to get the most out of his career and like others before him, a move to Southern California is in his future. Word is he may be sparring with Brandon Rios to prepare him for his fight against Manny Pacquiao.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. He also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star. He could be reached by email at [email protected] or on twitter at Salazar_soccer

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TheBestSport on 08-02-2013

He's a strong southpaw.

Comment by Hougigo on 07-15-2013

Why the hell is Van Heerden helping Rios spar for Pac?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Fortuna Fails to Make Weight Again; Easter's Title Not at Stake Photos: Browne vs. Ntetu, Kownacki vs. Kiladze - Official Weights Mikey Garcia vs. Sergey Lipinets Rescheduled To March 10 Photos: Robert Easter, Javier Fortuna - Ready For Fireworks Battle Photos: Errol Spence, Lamont Peterson - Ready For Barlcays War O'Sullivan Hopes For Jacobs, Confident He'll KO Eubank in Rematch Murray Ready For Saunders: I Have One Legit Loss at 160 - GGG Jose Ramirez, Amir Imam Deal Reached Before Purse Bid Fortuna Blames Weather for Missing Weight for Easter Fight Hearn: If Tyson Fury Wants Joshua in The Summer - No Problem Ohara Davies Inks Pact With MTK, Very Apologetic Over Mishaps Horn's Promoter: I Hope Teddy Atlas NEVER Gets New Job On-Air! LIVE STREAM: Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson Official Weigh-In Kell Brook Eyes Khan, Hopes To Make Big Splash at 154-Pounds Paul Butler Back On Okolie vs. Chamberlain Card, Feb 3 In London Billy Joe Saunders vs. Martin Murray on April 14, O2 Arena Tyson Fury To Regain His License To Box From BBBoC Jamal James Reflects on KO of Chaves, Open To Face Jessie Vargas Easter: Lomachenko Wouldn't Beat Me; Don’t Think It'll Happen Spence: Thurman, Garcia, Porter Wouldn't Answer Call to Fight Me Browne: Whyte is Like Mundine - Sh*t Talks His Way Into Fights! Josh Taylor: I Think Humberto Soto is Tougher Fight Than Vazquez Gorman Feels Dubois Fight is "Bound To Happen Down The Line" Parker: Trash Talk Helped Make Fight, But I Feel I Can KO Joshua Filip Hrgovic vs. Tom Little Added To Usyk-Briedis Card Sanchez: GGG Couldn't Go To Body, Canelo Was Nearly Running! Can Spence Overpower Peterson, Demolish Him Way Matthysse Did? James DeGale To Trigger Rematch Clause With Caleb Truax Team Horn Embrace Fighting Terence Crawford at MSG in April Fortuna: No Excuses From Easter - The IBF Belt Will Come To DR Trainer: Spence is Hardest Puncher I've Seen - Breaks Faces, Ribs! Mijares Reacts To Berchelt, May Face Papito Vazquez on March 17 Loeffler Explains The Recent Flexibility in 'SuperFly' Concept Photos: Kiram, Gesta Training Hard For Matthysse, Linares Roach: I Love Pacquiao-Lomachenko; Crawford Too Big, Young! Donnie Nietes vs. Juan Carlos Reveco Added To Superfly 2 NSAC Suspends Ogawa for Failed PED Test, Farmer Result in Doubt Yordenis Ugas vs. Ray Robinson Moves To Garcia-Rios Card Photos: Robert Easter, Javier Fortuna - Face To Face at Presser Photos: Spence, Peterson - Face To Face at Final Presser
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement