By: Simon Ruvalcaba Blake ‘The Beast’ McKernan is a self-made fighter. Despite his detractors that claim he hasn’t fought anybody while rising to a 13 and 0 Cruiserweight record. As his career has risen, there has been much criticism from fellow fighters, even in his hometown of Sacramento who felt he should be taking risk … Continued
Simon Ruvalcaba (Ringside) “Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real” -Tupac Shakur-….. Shakur Stevenson’s boxing career has always had a certain type of destiny attached to it that has become a dream come true. Like his namesake, Stevenson has risen to heights that should motivate any inner-city child or anybody facing tough odds put on … Continued
Simon Ruvalcaba (Ringside) Great boxing history is cemented in Reno, Nevada. Reno, On the eve of hosting the WBO Featherweight title fight between Shakur Stevenson VS. Joet Gonzalez, hosted a Roy Jones, JR. in a association with Joey Gilbert Promotions event at the Silver Legacy Hotel/Casino. Boxing also has a rich tradition of developing great … Continued
Simon Ruvalcaba @Mister_Boxing Loyalty….. Silence usually follows the word if you are to ponder who is loyal to you? Now President Trump may have his silent moments of wondering who is loyal to him? Rewind 30 years ago and then business/casino mogul Donald Trump lost 3 solidly loyal staff members in a helicopter crash. The … Continued
Top Rank/Let’s Get It On Promotions Press Release Shakur Stevenson is only 22 years old and 12 fights into his pro career. For his first world title shot, he’ll return to the site of many of his greatest amateur accomplishments. Stevenson will face Joet Gonzalez for the vacant WBO featherweight title Saturday, October 26 at … Continued
Simon Ruvalcaba @Mister_Boxing Punchline caught up with JJ “The Sacred Warrior” Torres shortly after his pro debut victory over Cole Jordan on Friday night in Lake Tahoe on the Combate Americas, Combate 42 card. Check out what he had to say about the pre-fight adversity and also the potential for what’s next!
Simon Ruvalcaba (@Mister_Boxing) Cageside As the sun was setting, temperature was cooling at the Harvey’s outdoor arena Friday night. Action nonetheless was heated for the athletes that stepped in and dared to be great. Lake Tahoe played host to Combate Americas MMA for the first time and some local are fighters had a night to … Continued
Simon Ruvalcaba @Mister_Boxing In this exclusive Punchline interview from the Combate Americas show in Lake Tahoe, MMA Legend Tito Ortiz talks his past, his present and about his future match vs Wrestling superstar Alberto Del Rio coming up in November. Check out what “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” had to say!
Simon Ruvalcaba @Mister_Boxing Punchline was on hand for the Combate Americas MMA weigh ins for the show in Lake Tahoe, televised on Univision. Check out what JJ “The Sacred Warrior” Torres, Son of Kickboxing Hall of Famer Juan “The Ghostwarrior” Torres, had to say in advance of pro debut!
Simon Ruvalcaba @Mister_Boxing Punchline was on hand for the weigh ins of the Combate Americas show taking place at Harrah’s Tahoe in Lake Tahoe, Nevada Friday night and we caught up with 6-time Kickboxing Champion and Kickboxing Hall of Famer Juan “The Ghostwarrior” Torres in anticipation of his Son JJ’s pro debut. Check out what … Continued