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Maldonado and Torres get W’s at the Fair Grounds

by Austin Killeen – Ringside – April 1, 2017    Photos by Lori Pina (Click on thumbnail to enlarge) A sellout crowd poured into the Manuel Lujan Jr. Exhibit Complex Saturday night to see a nine…


New Mexico Golden Glove’s Tourney is Disappointing

Chicago Tribune Sports Editor Arch Ward conceived the idea of a city-wide amateur boxing tournament in 1923, to be sponsored by the newspaper. Each champion was awarded a miniature golden glove which gave the tournament…


Maldonado and Torres get Tested Tomorrow

Movie stars are as good as their last movie, boxers are no different. Look good and you’re the next coming of Sugar Ray Robinson, lose and you’re over the hill. For different reasons fans of…


Martinez, Peralta, Williams Impress at Western Regional

By Austin Killeen – Ringside – March 25, 2017 – (Click on picture to expand.) Saturday evening at the Albuquerque Convention Center the finals of the 2017 Western Elite Qualifier & Regional Open Championships took place….


Griego, Mendoza, Holguin and Police Win

by: Austin Killeen – Ringside – March 18, 2017    Photos by Lori Pina – (Click on picture to expand.) Victory Boxing Promotions held a five bout pro card supported by a five bout card between…






Quintana and Castillo Win in Entertaining Hobbs Card

By Austin Killeen Ringside                 Photos by Austin Killeen – (click on picture to enlarge) On June 5, 1967 I attended a fight card at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts. By the time I entered the grimy…



Holmes Edges Perez in exciting 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. This makes it eleven sellouts in a…



Holmes/Perez Rematch Headlines Buffalo Thunder Card

By Austin Killeen (Click on thumbnail for larger image) Once again Pat Holmes Sr. will probably have a sellout card at Buffalo Thunder Resorts and Casino. Since holding a press conference four years ago to…


Salinas Faces Undefeated De Leon on TV Friday

By Austin Killeen  (Click on thumbnail for larger image) Las Cruces, New Mexico has always had it’s share of exciting boxers and heated rivalries with their neighbors to the north in Albuquerque. In the early…


The Velvet Tones of Ring Announcer Mike Adams

 By Austin Killeen  January 13, 2017 (Click on thumbnail for larger image) Even an individual not familiar with boxing, probably would recognize Michael Buffer. To a lesser extent this would also apply to Jimmy Lennon,…


New Mexico State End of the Year Ratings for 2016

By Austin Killeen – December 31, 2016 In the “Land of Enchantment” boxers are rated in the original eight weight divisions. If I used the seventeen divisions that exist today it would look ridiculous. You…


New Mexico State End of the Year Review

By Austin Killeen December 30, 2016 (Click on thumbnail for larger image) In 2016 five boxers separated themselves from the rest of the herd by making a statement outside the friendly confines of New Mexico….


How the Grinch Stole Maldonado’s Christmas

By Austin Killeen      December 24, 2016   (Click on thumbnail for larger image) In the famous children’s story by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, a grouchy, solitary creature attempts to end Christmas by stealing…


Clarkson makes it Nine Straight at the Bomb Factory

By Austin Killeen     Ringside (Click on thumbnail for larger image) In the early 1900s, the building was used to manufacture Ford automobiles. During WWII, the building was used to manufacture bombs and ammunitions for armed…