Top 25 Favorite Prospects Final Report Card

(Carl Frampton, via) When I first began contributing to TQBR, one of my first submissions was a list of 25 prospects that I had my eye on. Throughout 2012, I tracked their progress, even turning in a mid-year report on how they had done up until that point. This piece marks a final report card […]

Former Titlist James Page Continues His Unlikely Ring Return

There is an old boxing adage that a fighter’s power is usually the last thing to go. Before that, they lose their reflexes, stamina and often their punch resistance. Saturday night, on a club show in Natomas, Calif. at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, 41-year old former welterweight titleholder James Page of nearby Pittsburg […]

Glenn Donaire Looks To Extend The Family Winning Streak Against Giovani Segura

Saturday night on HBO, Nonito Donaire added another big name to his resume as he stopped the durable and undefeated for many years Toshiaki Nishioka in nine rounds in southern California. Donaire, 29, earned $750,000 according to the Calif. State Athletic Commission, and sources within his team have mentioned to TQBR there are tentative talks […]

Gabriel Rosado: Proof That Belts And Eliminators Make A Difference

(Gabriel Rosado pops Sechew Powell in his last appearance on NBC Sports) The good and the bad about sanctioning bodies and eliminators co-exist in the upcoming junior middleweight eliminator that takes place on Sept. 21 between Gabriel Rosado and Charles Whittaker, which will air on NBC Sports. First, the bad. While it is true that […]

John Jackson Hopes To Turn Heads On Undercard of Childhood Idol’s Son

On Sept. 15, dueling cards between promotional giants Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions take place just a few miles away from each other in Las Vegas. Of the plethora of intriguing undercard bouts, perhaps the most interesting is one that isn’t even slated to make TV, a junior middleweight bout between unbeaten John Jackson […]

Jonathan Garcia Survives Scare To Stop Pedro Arcos In Wild San Diego War

SAN DIEGO — 21-year old junior welterweight Jonathan Garcia of Watsonville, Calif. barely held onto his perfect record as he survived two knockdowns to stop tough Tijuana, Mexico native Pedro Arcos in a wild 1st round of their scheduled six-round bout Thursday night at the Four Points by Sheraton. The main event capped an exciting […]

NorCal Boxing Report, Aug. 29: Jorge Linares, Andre Ward Vs. Chad Dawson Undercard, More

(Oscar Godoy, left, and San Francisco’s Richard Hargraves, right, weighed in Wednesday for their fight in San Diego on Thursday at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel; photo courtesy Mario Ortega Jr., San Francisco’s Hargraves Ready For Godoy in Stiff Four-Rounder in San Diego San Francisco welterweight Richard Hargraves (3-0-1, 2 KOs) steps up his […]

Alan Sanchez Stops Manuel Leyva In 10

Photo courtesy of Erik Killin ringside FAIRFIELD, Calif. — A day after a club show took place down the road in Sacramento, Golden Boy Promotions in association with Don Chargin Promotions and Paco Presents returned to the Fairfield Sports Complex Saturday as homegrown Alan Sanchez looked to continue forward progress as he took on veteran […]

Otis Griffin Gets Back In Win Column In Sacramento

(Photos courtesy of Erik Killin, ringside) SACRAMENTO — Friday night in Sacramento at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Sacramento favorite and former winner of the boxing reality show “The Next Great Champ” Otis Griffin (24-10-2, 10 KOs) found the win column again as he stopped the tough but inexperienced Adam Collins (11-8, 8 KOs) of Ironton, […]

Nonito Donaire Gears Up For Toshiaki Nishioka

(photo credit: Stephanie Trapp, TrappFotos) Last Friday at the Coliseum in Oakland, Nonito Donaire fired a pitch high but over the plate on Filipino Heritage Night prior to the hometown Athletics’ game with the Cleveland Indians. TQBR spoke to Donaire as he left the field on a variety of topics surrounding his compelling Oct. […]

Mia St. John Avenges Loss To Christy Martin; Opportunity To Pass The Torch Exists

(Fights like this unnecessary ESPN2 televised rematch between Chantel Cordova and Unity Young from back when the network showcased women’s boxing is partly to blame for why the women are not given any credit.) Tuesday night in Friant, Calif., a lightly populated central California town, two of the most recognizable names in women’s boxing squared […]

Golden Boy Mostly Ghosts For Robert Guerrero Win

(Photo via Showtime) When boxing promotional juggernaut Golden Boy Promotions announced their most recent run of major fights, most experts thought if one of the house fighters was going to lose, Gilroy, Calif.’s Robert Guerrero felt the part. Instead, Golden Boy lost Victor Ortiz to a broken jaw—as well the projected Saul Alvarez pay-per-view showdown […]

Robert Guerrero Holds Off Selcuk Aydin

(Robert Guerrero, left, lands a punch on the inside; photo via: Showtime) SAN JOSE, Calif. — Though the Olympics officially kicked off in London Friday with the opening ceremony, Gilory, Calif.’s Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero earned gold for the United States Saturday on Showtime as he outpointed Turkey’s Selcuk Aydin by unanimous decision in their […]