FROM THE UNPUBLISHED ARCHIVES: INTERVIEW WITH OLGA WOODS (MOTHER OF DIEGO “CHICO” CORRALES)

November 18, 2018

Simon Ruvalcaba

Having covered boxing for about a dozen years now, I sometimes come across some work that I’ve done that went unpublished by editors that I at the time submitted work to. The wonderful thing about having the outlet that I now have with Punchline.live is that once in a while whenever I come across some work that I believe the public should enjoy, I can now post it!

Here’s an interview I did with Diego “Chico” Corrales’s Mother Olga Woods in Fallon, Nevada on August 27, 2016 during Let’s Get It On Promotions’s Fallon fights that year! Diego is still very deeply missed by the boxing world, this personally was an interview that I was extra passionate about doing!


About the Editor

Army Veteran and former Professional Boxer Simon Ruvalcaba started boxing at the age of ten and Had a 71 fight amateur career which featured a 139 lbs. 1998 8th U.S. Army Boxing Championship out of Camp Casey, Korea and a spot on the prestigious Army Boxing Team at Fort Hood, TX. After a journeyman pro career of 18 fights, which included sparring sessions with many champions and contenders including Julio Cesar Chavez and Pernell “Sweat Pea” Whitaker, Simon started writing and has contributed to many publications and websites including fighthype.com, pound4pound.com, Tahoe Daily Tribune (South Lake Tahoe, CA) and Nevada Appeal (Carson City, NV). He has also been the Boxing Instructor for Ken Shamrock and The Lions Den and was UFC star Paige VanZant’s first boxing coach!
Born and Raised in South Lake Tahoe, California he now resides in Sun Valley, Nevada and spends as much time as possible with his Son Gabriel! Beyond boxing, Simon is an all around sports fanatic and is passionate about the teams that he roots for!

One response to “FROM THE UNPUBLISHED ARCHIVES: INTERVIEW WITH OLGA WOODS (MOTHER OF DIEGO “CHICO” CORRALES)

  1. That was Amazing.. the interview, the video, & Chicos Mama, Mrs.Olga Woods is AMAZING!! ..to see her with strength, confidence, being social & vocal makes me feel better.. Olga is an amazing woman & mother. Shes been down before but she will get back up.. & you wonder where “Chico” Diego Corrales got it from!?!? We Love you Ma (Olga) -Martinez Family sactown

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