Oscar Valdez: Jason Sanchez’s Mount Everest

By Austin Killeen      June 8, 2019 Avalanches, rock slides, blizzards, falls, altitude sickness, freezing temperatures, exhaustion and combinations thereof have all proven fatal to climbers attempting to conquer Mount Everest. Boxers attempting to conquer Mount…


Reflecting on Abraham Perez’s National GG’s Title

By Austin Killeen      June 4, 2019 In winning the National Golden Gloves title, Abraham Perez ended a twenty-three year drought for New Mexico boxers.  In 1996 Baldo Ramirez won the national title in the bantamweight…



NM State GG’s Tournament the Best in Four Years

By Austin Killeen ringside In 2017 the members of the New Mexico Golden Gloves team all earned their positions without having to fight. Fortunately that year, Abraham Perez and Zachariah Jacquez voluntarily agreed to box…


Maldonado Decisions Rodriquez at Embassy Suites

By Austin Killeen ringside           Photos by Octavio Vera It would appear that it’s safe to remove Fidel Maldonado’s career from life support after last night’s impressive outing against Johnny Rodriguez of Colorado. To say that…



Torres Sensational in Terrific Card at Manuel Lujan Center

By Austin Killeen Ringside       Photos by Octavio Vera Last Saturday night’s fight card at the Manuel Lujan Center looked outstanding on paper. When the final bell sounded; reality lived up to expectations. Starting with the…


Torres Faces Castro at Manuel Lujan Center Tonight

By Austin Killeen The eight bout card scheduled for the Lujan Center might be the best pro card scheduled in the “Land of Enchantment” since I started covering boxing in 2011. On many cards around…


Power & Glory Making a Statement in Pro Boxing

By: Austin Killeen     (click on pictures to enlarge) When I first started covering boxing in New Mexico in 2011, the Power & Glory team was clearly a force in amateur boxing. Steve Garcia’s team practiced…


Vasquez, Aragon and Lucero Look Sharp in Duke City Show

By: Austin Killeen – Ringside       Photos by Lorrie Garcia     (click on picture to enlarge) Ray Zamora played host to a solid amateur boxing card at Salon Del Alba in Albuquerque on Saturday night. There were…


2019 American Legion Post 13 Amateur Card

By: Austin Killeen – Ringside New Mexico Golden Gloves’ President Juan Nunez played host for a fundraiser Saturday at American Legion Post 13. The card featured 15 bouts, including show bouts with boxers from Texas…



New Mexico’s Jason Sanchez crushes foe in Frisco

By Guest Writer David Finger Ringside New Mexico’s undefeated world ranked contender Jason Sanchez, 125.4, had his first taste of the big stage as he stepped in the ring with Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Mexico’s Daniel Olea,…







New Mexico State End of the Year Ratings for 2018

By Austin Killeen December 31, 2018 In the “Land of Enchantment” boxers are rated in the original eight weight divisions. The five best fighters in the state P4P are Austin Trout, Fidel Maldonado Jr., Josh…