Articles by Austin Killeen

Sanchez Wins in Seven Bout Card at the Lujan Center

By Austin Killeen               Photos by Marissa Perez     (click on picture to enlarge) Legacy Boxing Promotions dedicated Saturday’s card to the brave men and woman of the military who have made personal sacrifices, so we may…



Joey Alday Jr. and Rodriguez Win

By Austin Killeen Boxing returned to Hobbs, NM on Saturday night before a near sellout crowd at the Club La Sierra. Promoter Isidro Castillo was forced to make some last minute changes, but that’s just…


Joey Alday Jr. Headlines Hobbs Boxing Card on Saturday

By Austin Killeen               (click on picture to enlarge) Once again Promoter Isidro Castillo brings a pro boxing card to the southeast corner of the state. Fight fans from Albuquerque and Santa Fe are often guilty…


2017 New Mexico Boxing Hall of Fame awards dinner

by Austin Killeen      Photos by Jose Castillo       (click on picture to enlarge)   The 2017 New Mexico Boxing Hall of Fame awards dinner was held on October 28, 2017, at the Embassy…




Austin Trout Seeks to Regain Title against Jarrett Hurd

By Austin Killeen  –  Photos by Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment  (Click on photos to enlarge) On Saturday night Showtime will host a triple header involving world championships for WBA, WBC and IBF junior middleweight titles. Austin…


Maldonado Continues His Journey to Title Country against Barroso

By Austin Killeen                     (click on picture to enlarge)               In July of 2016 Fidel Maldonado, Jr. struggled to score a third round TKO over Gerardo Cuevas at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New…


The Demise of Antonio Martinez is Greatly Exaggerated

By Austin Killeen           (click on picture to enlarge) Last Saturday before a sellout crowd at Buffalo Thunder Resorts and Casino, Antonio Martinez suffered his first loss in four and a half years. Pat Holmes told…


Osorio Upsets Reynoso in Terrific Buffalo Thunder Card

By Austin Killeen Ringside                            Photos by Lori Pina – (click on picture to enlarge) Once again Pat Holmes Sr. had a sellout card at Buffalo Thunder Resorts and Casino. Apparently this will be my opening…



A Tribute to Johnny Tapia

By Austin Killeen Albuquerque’s native son Johnny Tapia (59-5-2, 30 KO’s) was a gift to the “Duke City.” Mi Vida Loca” spun a web of magic from 1988 to 2011, leaving little doubt he was…




Abie Han faces J’Leon Love Friday Night on Showtime

By Austin Killeen                              On Friday night Showtime will broadcast a fight card live from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada. It has been a long standing tradition in boxing that the…



Chris Linson NM Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2017

By Austin Killeen                       Photos by Arnold Vigil Meteorites are fragments of planetary material that survive passage through the Earth’s atmosphere and land on the surface of the Earth. We’re not sure of the exact origin…