Lopez & Guajardo advance to State Tournament!
April 31, 2007
Adam Lopez & Eric Guajardo both advanced to the State JO Tournament in Ft. Worth, Texas next
month. Guajardo advanced by being unopposed in the Intermediate (13-14 154lbs) division. Lopez
earned his ticket into the JO finals by dismantling John Benepe of Corpus Christi in 26 seconds of the
first round on the first night of competition. Lopez earned a trip to the finals vs Isaac Cantera, Angels
Boxing Club of San Antonio with the victory. Lopez & Cantera both produced a high action bout
throwing punches non-stop in all three rounds. Lopez power punching early in the rounds made
Cantera slow down a bit in the final round and helped him score the 5-0 decision. For his efforts, Lopez
was named the Outstanding Boxer of the tournament.
Third time is the charm for Suniga.
May 7, 2007 - San Marcos, TX
After dropping decisions in his first two outings Matt Suniga was determined to bring home a victory.
Suniga traveled to San Marcos to face the hometown boxer, Ramon Ruiz. He remained aggressive
throughout the bout and earned the clear victory. Ruiz was issued a standing 8 count in the final round
but the gutsy boxer finished the last few seconds of the round swinging.
Eric Guajardo & Richard Soto also traveled to San Marcos but were unable to find an opponent.
Guajardo & Vela at JO State Tournament!
May 19, 2007 - FT. Worth, TX
Eric Guajardo won the State Title in the intermidiate 152lb Division in Ft. Worth. Guajardo won the title
unopposed. Adriana Vela is scheduled to take on defending national champion and #1 ranked 119lb,
Angela Bradford of Ft. Worth, TX. in Sunday's finals.
"Rookies" score wins in first outing!
May 19, 2007 - San Antonio, TX
Richard Soto & Luis Nino both scored impressive wins in their first bouts Saturday afternoon at the Wolverines
Boxing Gym in San Antonio. Both were matched against boxers from Atasscosa Boxing Gym in Poteet, TX.
The "veterans" of our gym, Jairo Martinez & Cresencio Ramos were both match against tough opponents. Martinez
(16yr) opponent was 21yr old Eric Morin of Zarzamora Boxing Gym. Ramos was matched against Michael Baladez
of Austin, TX.
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Richard Soto vs George Flores, Atasscosa BC. - After a rough start Flores came bouncing back with a
strong 2nd round. Soto allowed Flores to control the pace and had him against the ropes for most of the 2nd round.
After a wakeup call between rounds Soto decided to step up the pace and started landing a barrage of punches to
start the 3rd. Soto had Flores hurt in the final round but was unable to finish him off. Soto will once again be in
action this coming week in Eagle Pass.
Luis Nino vs Sebastian Rodriguez, Atasscosa BC. - Nino never allowed Rodriguez to set his feet and easily
outboxed him in all 3 rounds. Rodriguez showed determination by pressing the action in all three rounds, never
hanging up the white flag. Nino was able to score the victory by using his reach advantage landing solid left jabs &
sidestepping with 3 & 4 punch combinations.
Jairo Martinez vs Eric Morin, Zarzamora Street Gym. - Martinez & Morin both stayed aggressive in all 3
rounds making it for an exciting and close bout. Martinez was awarded a 2-1 decision over Morin.
Cresencio Ramos vs Michael Baladez, Austin, TX. - Ramos did what he was supposed to and still lost the
decision. He received a caution for hitting behind the head. In such a competitive bout it might have been the
Vela drops decision in State finals.
May 20, 2007 - FT. Worth, TX
Adriana Vela came up "short" in her bid to upset the #1 ranked boxer in the nation. Vela put up a good
fight but dropped a 3-2 decision to the more experienced boxer, Angela Bradford. Bradford is the
defending National Silver Gloves & JO Champion.
Thanks to Coach Lalo Valdez of Beeville, TX.for taking over coaching duties this weekend. Due to a
prior commitment (San Antonio & Monterrey, N.L.) I was unable to attend the State Tournament in Ft.
Worth. Coach Valdez stepped up to the plate and not only worked Vela's corner but drove her to Ft.
Without Coach Valdez Vela would have not been able to attend the tournament. THANKS AGAIN
Team heading to Gulf Association!
June 1, 2007
Due to this weeks boxing show in Austin being "Rated-R" (all in attendance must be over 17yrs of age
due to topless ringcard girls) our team will head to Pasedena, TX for the Gulf Associations Sunday
Ramos scores victory in first round of US
June 2, 2007 - Colorado Springs, CO.
Hector Ramos of San Antonio, Texas, defeated Matthew Flores of Twin Falls, Idaho, 18-10 at 141 pounds
Preliminary competitions will resume Sunday and Monday. Quarterfinals will be Tuesday, semifinals on
Wednesday and championships on Friday. Click here for more on Hector's journey. HECTOR RAMOS
Martinez scores unanimous decision
on PPV undercard!
June 2, 2007 -New Jersey, Atlantic City, Boardwalk Hall
In the first bout of the night, undefeated flyweight Raul Martinez (19-0, 12 KOs) won a six round decision over
journeyman Alejandro Moreno (21-22-3, 10 KOs). Scores were 60-54, 60-54, 58-56.