| Aug 4, 2013
IMPERIAL — In the fourth round of the WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight title fight on July 27 in Macau, China, Imperial native Andy Ruiz threw a right uppercut that floored Joe Hanks. It was a punch that was 17 years in the making.
Hanks got up...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:14 PM
A fight fan’s fight is coming Oct. 19, with promoters announcing this week that junior-welterweight Mike Alvarado will meet Ruslan Provodnikov on Oct. 19 outside Denver in an HBO-televised bout.
Alvarado (34-1, 23 knockouts) and Provodnikov (22-2,...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 3:44 AM
MACAU, CHINA — Heavyweight contender and Imperial native Andy Ruiz scored the biggest win of his boxing career with a fourth-round TKO of previously unbeaten Joe Hanks here on Saturday, walking out of the ring with the WBO Inter-Continental...
| Jul 26, 2013
MACAU, CHINA — Imperial heavyweight boxing contender Andy Ruiz knows what’s at stake when he steps in the ring here Saturday against Joe Hanks. With a victory, Ruiz will get a fight on the televised undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 12:19 AM
Imperial native and heavyweight boxing contender Andy Ruiz boarded a plane Friday night headed for Macau, China, ready for the biggest fight of his career.
On Saturday, the 23-year-old Ruiz (19-0, 13 KOs) will square off against Los Angeles’ Joe...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Filligar, a band of brothers anchored by siblings Johnny, Ted and Pete Mathias (longtime pal Casey Gibson rounds out the lineup), has become accustomed to life on the road.
In addition to sustaining a hectic tour schedule, the roots-rock group, which...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Juan Manuel Marquez was subjected to skepticism in December when the newly buffed-up multichampion boxer knocked Manny Pacquiao out stone cold, the first time Pacquaio hit the canvas in the pair’s five fights.
Now, Marquez, in advance of his Oct....
| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:16 AM
LAS VEGAS — Heavyweight contender Andy Ruiz, an Imperial native, is nicknamed “The Destroyer” and when he decides to get in that mindset, opponents beware.
Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino here, the 23-year-old Ruiz (19-...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:04 PM
When the hands on the clock climb toward midnight at 50 Cent's Birthday Bash on July 5 at the Connecticut Convention Center. When the hands climb toward the actual birthday of Curtis James Jackson III, we may find it appropriate to consider three men...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 12:03 AM
LAS VEGAS — Heavyweight contender and Imperial native Andy Ruiz will be one of the featured bouts on a Top Rank Solo Boxeo Tecate card set to be televised on UniMas on Saturday.
Ruiz (18-0, 12 KOs) will battle Carl Davis (16-5, 12 KOs) of Chicago...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:32 PM
See Manny Pacquiao knocked out again Saturday, Dec. 15, as HBO replays the Pacquiao-Marquez IV boxing match. So maybe you didn't have $60 just lying around last Saturday to order the Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IV Pay-Per-View last Saturday....
| Feb 20, 2013
| 5:35 PM
When last we left Manny Pacquiao, darling of the fight world, he was flat on his face, out cold in the corner of a boxing ring.
It was the night of Dec. 8, in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
It was such a startling moment that even the most...