Solo Boxeo Weights and Quotes from Woodland, CA

By Ryan Maquiñana

Paul Mendez 162, DonYil Livingston 162

Manuel Avila 123, John Albert Molina 121.5*

Guy Robb 126.5, Jonathan Alcantara 128

Jonathan Chicas 140, Jose Mendoza 139.5

Andy Vences 140, Carlos Gonzalez 139.5

Ricardo Pinell 160, Jerome Buchanan 174**

Date: Saturday, September, 22, 2012

Venue: Woodland Community Center (Woodland, CA)

TV: TeleFutura

Promoter: Don Chargin/Paco Presents/Jorge Marron/Golden Boy

Tickets: (Prices: $35-60)

*Contracted weight was 122 pounds; Avila paid a penalty out of his purse and the fight will continue.

**Contracted weight was 160 pounds; California commission will not allow the fight to proceed.


“DonYil’s a good boxer, but I’ve worked on my whole game.  I’m taller than he is and I have the reach.”

“A lot of people see it as a test, but I don’t.  I just see it as doing what I’ve worked on in the gym with the Garcias in Salinas, and coming out with another win.”


“I haven't been in the ring for six months, allowing me the opportunity to rededicate myself to my craft.  It's go time.  [The] weight is great and [the] fight will be better.”


“In my last fight in August, I felt a lot better than I did in July when I was coming off a back injury.  I still had a little bit of ring rust.  This time, I felt more relaxed in there.  I’ve been working on my handspeed and my offense rather than just lay back and counterpunch.”

“I’m trying to show people I’m for real and that my record isn’t a padded one, and fighting an experienced guy like Molina, I think if I win it would be a good start.”


“I’m going to take him to deep waters after the third round and take him to school.”


“I’m excited to be making my pro debut.  I don’t know much about my opponent but we sold 60 tickets, and my family and friends will be there.  I've been training hard for this and I'll be ready.”


“It’s unfortunate, but it’s very unprofessional on [Buchanan’s] part to come in 14 pounds overweight.  We’ve been working hard for my pro debut but we’ll keep going at it in the gym.  It’s frustrating.”

Ryan Maquiñana writes a weekly boxing column for  He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and the Ratings Panel for Ring Magazine. E-mail him at [email protected] , check out his blog at, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

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