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New Mexico Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2015

(Click on thumbnails for larger images.) On Saturday evening, February 6, 2016 a ceremony was held at the Knights of Columbus Council 1226, Las Cruces, New Mexico to induct the hall of fame class of…


Maldonado KO’s Clark in Buffalo Thunder Sellout

By Austin Killeen                           January 30, 2016                           Photos by Brandon Sanchez (Click on thumbnails for larger images.) At the risk of being redundant, once again there was a sellout crowd at the Buffalo…


John Vera Takes His Career into the Fast Lane

By Austin Killeen January 28, 2016 Photos by Stacey Berbeek, Aptitude Photography, Lucio Quintero  (Click on thumbnails for larger images.) There’s an axiom in boxing that if you pit a Mexican against a Puerto Rican…


New Mexico 2015 Year End Ratings

By Austin Killeen December 30, 2015     (Click on thumbnails for larger images.) In the “Land of Enchantment” boxers are rated in the original eight weight divisions. The big boys are Austin Trout and Fidel…


Quintana Edges Sanders in the Fight of the Year

(Click on thumbnails for larger images.) Last Saturday night in Hobbs, New Mexico, Isidro Castillo promoted the last fight card of the year. As things turned out, the fight card hit the trifecta: fight card…


Torres Looks Sharp in TKO of Gonzales

Josh “Pitbull” Torres has never lost two fights in a row and didn’t want to start on Saturday. Montana’s Daniel Gonzales felt last night would be a nice time for “Pitbull” to break with tradition.  …




Bob Foster: A Legend Laid to Rest in the Duke City

Wednesday morning at God’s House Church in Albuquerque, family and friends paid tribute to the King of light heavyweights in the late sixties and early seventies. In today’s era of seventeen weight divisions and multiple…


Bob Foster: The Borger Banger

By Austin Killeen Bob Foster passed away November 21, 2015 at the age of 77. I had the pleasure of spending quality time with Bob at his home in Albuquerque in February and March 2012….


Brock Decisions Valenzuela in an Exciting Main Event

By Austin Killeen – Ringside – November 14, 2015  – Photos by Brandon Pina Roy Jones Jr. returned to El Paso to promote another exciting boxing card. The event was held at Southwest University Event Center….


Banegas Decisions Lerma to remain undefeated

By Austin Killeen – Ringside – October 17, 2015 Three Crosses entertainment played host to a Pro-Am card in Las Cruces on Saturday night. Before a near capacity crowd of approximately 400 enthusiastic fans, promoter…


Maldonado Destroys Brownfield at Buffalo Thunder

By Austin Killeen – Ringside – September 5, 2015 Once again Holmes Boxing & Orthrus Promotions had a large boisterous crowd at the Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort. Large crowds and Holmes Boxing are synonymous…


Han KO’s Lopez with Left Hook to Body in El Paso

By: Austin Killeen – Ringside – August 29, 2015 On Saturday night at Patriot Stadium, Tony Aguilar and Golden Eagle Promotions held a six bout card. Rain clouds threatened to KO the evening’s proceedings, but…


Holly Holm Press Conference in Albuquerque, NM

Holly Holm/Ronda Rousey Press Conference at the new Jackson/Wink Gym in Albuquerque by Austin Killeen On Friday August 28, at the new Jackson/Wink Gym in Albuquerque, Holly Holm held a press conference to promote her…


Holmes Boxing : Six Generations in Santa Fe, NM

Holmes Boxing History: Six Generations in the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico By: Austin Killeen – August 21, 2015 The English are noted for their sailing skills, using the stars to guide them over…




Boxing in New Mexico, 1868-1940

Boxing in New Mexico, 1868-1940 By Chris Cozzone and Jim Boggio Book Description On June 28, 1868, a group of men gathered alongside a road 35 miles north of Albuquerque to witness a 165-round, 6-hour…