Saturday, January 30, 2016


   Socorro New Mexico's Ernest Pargas had a brief amateur career which saw him start off 0-3 but never giving up, he improved to the point that he put together an 11 fight win streak, winning the 1990 ABF State Title, and then taking another State Championship in 1994.

   He turned professional on Nov. 18, 1994 and was tested immediately, being put into face Youngstown Ohio's Kenny "The Cobra" Sigurani in Ernest's pro debut.  He was stopped in round 3.

   Pargas 6 fight professional campaign saw him put in at a high level of competition very fast, and he was never given the opportunity that most get by being matched in showcase fights to pad their records.

   Pargas went from facing a national amateur star who would go on to win the WBF Welterweight title (Sigurani), to facing a former World Champion Kickboxer in fellow New Mexican Rudy "Bad Boy" Lovato.  He also faced another former ABF State Amateur champion in Marty Maestas, losing a close but unanimous 4 round decision to Maestas.

   Ernie next faced another fellow New Mexican - Mark Urioste (1-1-1).  It was another barn burner and when the smoke cleared, the judges had it 58-56 and 58-57 for Urioste, with judge Jim Bagshaw seeing it 60-56 for Pargas.

   Pargas ended his career traveling to California to face a young upstart who would go on to fight on the TV Show - The Contender, win the USNBC Title, and fight for the IBF Middleweight World Championship - that was Jesse Brinkley's 2nd professional fight.  He stopped Ernest in round 1.

   Ernest Pargas finished 0-6, but he always delighted the crowds that watched his scrappy fights.  He had a heart as big as New Mexico and never gave less than his best.

Ernest Pargas complete Pro Ledger:  CLICK HERE

If you would like to see Ernest Pargas in action, I have these bouts available on DVD:

1. KENNY SIGURANI               [tko-by-3] (Pro Debut)
2. RUDY LOVATO                     [tko-by-3]
3. MIKE STROZIER                   [tko-by-2]
4. MARTY MAESTAS               [L-4]
5. MARK URIOSTE                   [L-6]

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Monday, January 25, 2016


Nickname: "The X-treme Machine"
   Georgia's Ebo Elder was a celebrated amateur who amassed 139 victories before turning professional on June 10, 2000 with an explosive first round technical knockout over Juan Thompson at the Fox Theater in Detroit Michigan on a card that featured World Class Champions Acelino Freitas, Ricky Hatton, and Bronco McKart.

   Ebo was placed on a fast track schedule and built a record of 13-0, 10 ko's in just 13 months before being stepped up in competition against world ranked Emmanuel Clottey (16-3, 12 ko's) in a bout televised on espn2.  Elder served notice that he was worthy of becoming a ranked title contender as he won handily via unanimous decision on scores of 97-92, 97-92, and 98-91.

   In his next fight, Elder defeated Jaime Morales to win the vacant IBA Continental Light Welterweight Title.  It was an easy victory as he pitched a total shutout on scores of 120-108 x 2, and 120-106 over 12 rounds.  He picked up another title belt in his next fight with a 6 round technical-win over Dagoberto Najera (14-2, 5 ko) in a fight that had to be stopped after 6 rounds, and when the scorecards were read, it was 58-53 across the board to give Elder the victory as he added the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Jr. Welterweight belt to his collection, and remained unbeaten at 16-0 with 10 by knockout.

   Elder suffered his first defeat in stunning fashion being stopped in round 1 by Ubaldo Hernandez (15-8-1, 8 ko's) in an attempt to pick up the vacant NABA Jr. Welterweight Title.  

   After a bounceback victory against Tyrone Wiggins via 3rd round tko, Elder scored one of his greatest victories in a main event bout telecast on espn2, with an impressive victory over previously undefeated and world ranked contender Oscar Diaz (17-0, 10 ko's), the scores were 98-92 x 3.  Elder was now back on track and world ranked.  

   With a win over tough William Rojas, and a super impressive win over Fernando Trejo (23-7-5, 15 ko) scoring a total shutout 100-90 on 2 of the judges cards, and 99-91 on the other judges card, Elder got a shot at his 3rd title belt as he challenged California's Ricardo Fuentes (17-3) for the vacant NABO Lightweight Title.  It was a big night for Elder as he stopped Fuentes in round 6.

   Dec. 17, 2004 was the night that Elder found himself involved in a blood and guts battle that was named Showtime's 2004 Fight-of-the-Year against fellow world ranked prospect Courtney Burton (21-2, 11 ko).  It was a wild battle that ended when a badly battered Ebo Elder stopped Burton in the final round and retained his NABO Lightweight Title.

   Elder would fight just twice more, being stopped in the final round of a WBA Lightweight Title Eliminator against top contender Lavka Sim (20-4-1, 17 ko), and his final bout being stopped in round 4 by another world ranked contender Michael Stewart (38-4-2, 22 ko's) on the television series The Contender. 

Ebo Elder with Dan Sisneros at Calvary Chapel in Las Cruces, NM

   Elder finished his pro boxing career with an outstanding record of 22 wins, 3 losses, and 14 wins by knockout.  Picked up a few title belts along the way, and even finished his career with an appearance on the popular television series The Contender.  He is now an assistant Pastor at Calvary Chapel in Knoxville, TN and I would invite you to visit his Christian ministry website at: Ebo Tribe Ministries


 If you would like to see "The X-treme Machine" Ebo Elder in Boxing Action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

1. ROY HUGHES                           [tko-2]
2. TYRONE IVORY                       [tko-6]
3. EMMANUEL CLOTTEY            [w-10]
4. DAGOBERTO NAJERA             [tko-6]
5. TYRONE WIGGINS                   [tko-3]
6. OSCAR DIAZ                              [w-10]
7.  WILLIAM ROJAS                      [tko-4]
8. FERNANDO TREJO                   [w-10]
9. COURTNEY BURTON               [tko-12] {NABO Title}(2004 Showtime Fight of the Year)
10. MIKE STEWART                      [tko-by-4] (The Contender, HL's of Rds.)


1. Dimitri Pavluchenko (Rus)
2. Ricardo Williams Jr. #3

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016


Nickname: "Goose"

    Jose "Goose" Ramirez was a championship class Kickboxer who turned to pro boxing on August 2, 1997 and scored a big first round technical knockout over fellow New Mexican Mark Urioste (1-0-1).

   He scored a very close split decision win over Marty Maestas 2 months later, and then fought one of the most exciting wars I've had the pleasure of witnessing.  It was Dec. 5, 1997, and It stands as one of the most exciting fights ever staged in New Mexico.  In just his 3rd professional bout, Ramirez took on 19 pro fight veteran Rudy "Bad Boy" Lovato and took him to the limit.  Both men went down, and both men were battered, but both of them showed limitless heart in fighting to the final bell, and in the end it was Lovato getting the Split nod with Judge Levi Martinez seeing it 79-74 for Lovato, Jim Ashe had it 79-72 for Lovato, and Judge James Bagshaw had it 76-75 for Ramirez.

   Jose continued to fight on the local circuit, and was always a promoter's dream, and a fan favorite with his warrior mentality.  One of his biggest wins came on June 15, 2001 when he upset former WBB Middleweight Champion Eric Holland in a tight but unanimous decision victory over 8 rounds on scores of 78-75, and 78-74 x 2.

   Ramirez's final pro bout came on June 6, 2014 as he traveled to Rhode Island, and was stopped in the first round by local star Thomas Falowo (11-2, 7 ko).

   Jose was a classy gentleman of the ring, and an exciting warrior who is well respected by everyone who has ever worked with him or faced him in the ring.  He finished with a pro record of 11 wins, 14 losses, and won 6 by knockout.

   Click Here for Jose Ramirez:  Entire Pro Ledger

If you would like to see Jose "Goose" Ramirez in ring action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

1. MARTY MAESTAS                [w-6]
2. RUDY LOVATO #1                [L-6]
3. MARCOS RODRIGUEZ         [L-6]
4. SAMARI AL ABBOUDY        [tko-2]
5. PAUL BLEA                            [L-8]
6. ED ABEYTA                           [tko-1]
7. RUDY LOVATO #2                [L-6]
8. ERIC REGAN                          [tko-by-1]

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016


   Primo Ramos started his pro career June 5, 1981 in Chicago Illinois with a first round knockout over Gary Stallworth.  He ran his record to 8-0 winning 6 by ko when he was put into a battle of undefeated prospects against "Rockin" Robin Blake (13-0, 10 ko).  Ramos tasted his first defeat by Majority Decision over 10 rounds, and was then put in against future world title challenger Terrence Alli (12-3-1, 3 ko) this time being stopped in round 2.

   He bounced back with a 12-1, 7 knockout streak, including wins over Jaime "Rocky" Balboa, and Vernon "Bangin" Buchanon at the Forum in Los Angeles, along with a 10 round decision loss to undefeated Olympic Gold Medalist Meldrick Taylor, which moved him up in the rankings and a chance to challenge knockout artist Ricardo Peralta (28-7, 25 ko) for the Mexican National Lightweight Title.  It was March 20 1986 and Ramos took the title winning a hard fought 12 round struggle.  He defended that title 3 times and never lost it in the ring.

   Ramos started to catch the eye of U.S. promoters and was finally given a shot at the NABF Lightweight title.  He was awesome in knocking out Frankie "The Surgeon" Randall in two rounds to win the Championship.  He lost a 10 round non-title decision to fast rising Anthony "Baby" Jones (17-1-1, 9 ko) via very close majority decision.  He then successfully defended the NABF Championship two more times with wins over Victorio Belcher (27-2-1, 16 ko) by decision, and "Southern Rebel" Chris Calvin (24-6-2, 23 ko) via 5th round tko.  Again, he never lost that title in the ring.

   He would fight a rematch with Meldrick Taylor (24-1-1, 14 ko) but again, lose a 10 round decision. After that fight, Taylor would fight Aaron "Superman" Davis to win the WBA Welterweight Title.  Primo continued his campaign in the welterweight division and took on more world class opposition including: Marco Antonio Lizzaraga (35-1-1, 25 ko) - twice losing a decision, and knocking Lizzaraga out in the rematch, Donald Stokes (23-0-1, 22 ko), and losing an 8 round decision in the rematch with Terrence Alli in France.

Dan Sisneros visits with Primo Ramos in 1992
   Feb. 26, 1993 Primo got his final shot at a championship belt, and won the Mexican National Welterweight Title with a decision victory over hard punching Jesus Cardenas (15-5-1, 13 ko) in Durango, Mexico.  Primo defended that title with a 12 round decision win over Antonio Garcia, and then fought his final pro bout on August 27, 1993 losing his Mexican National Welterweight Championship to world ranked Rene Herrera (16-2, 14 ko) in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico.

   Primo Ramos pro career spanned over 12 years, and he finished with a fine record of 42 wins, 12 losses, 1 Draw, and winning 29 by knockout.  The rugged counter punching boxer/puncher remains a favorite among boxing fans of that era.

Click HERE to see Primo Ramos' entire pro boxing career ledger.

If you would like to see Primo in action between the ropes, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

1. MELDRICK TAYLOR #1                      [L-10]
2. VERNON "Yogi" BUCHANON             [ko-4]
3. FRANKIE RANDALL                            [ko-2] {NABF Lightweight Title}
4. ANTHONY "Baby" JONES                    [L-10]
5. VICTORIO BELCHER                           [w-12] {NABF Lightweight Title}
6. CHRIS CALVIN                                     [tko-5] {NABF Lightweight Title}
7. JAIME "Rocky" BALBOA #2                [w-10] (Rds. 7-10 of 10 Only)
8. MELDRICK TAYLOR #2                      [L-10]
9. DONALD STOKES                                [L-10]
10. RENE HERRERA             [L-12] {Mexican National Welter Title}(*Ramos' Last Pro Bout)

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Friday, January 8, 2016


   Georgia Heavyweight Mike Dixon started his pro career on Oct. 21, 1989 and scored a first round KO over Kenneth Myers.  He went 5-0, 5 ko's before running into vastly more experienced contender Carlton Elijah Tillery (20-3, 14 ko).  Tillery had already fought for the NABF Cruiserweight Championship and was just too experienced and skilled for Dixon who had only 5 pro fights to this point.  Dixon took his first defeat via 6 round unanimous decision.

   No problem, Dixon just picked up where he left off, and ran off a string of 5 knockouts including a first round stoppage of unbeaten Rocky Gannon (4-0, 4 ko).  At 10-1, all wins by knockout, Dixon was now considered a hot prospect and was put in with a world class level of opponents including future world champions - Corrie Sanders, Bruce Seldon, Ray Mercer, Oliver Mccall and Lennox Lewis.  He lost to all of those champions, but gave good accounts of his self in each and was still considered a dangerous opponent for anyone in the heavyweight division.

   It was June 8, 1993 and I was in attendance with my Daughter when Dixon scored the biggest upset of his career winning the WBC Continental-Americas title with a stunning technical KO victory over highly regarded top ten contender Alex Garcia (32-1, 26 ko) in a bout that was televised on USA Network's Tuesday Night Fights series.

   His stock rose, and he found his self being matched against contender after contender including:  Phil Jackson, Buster Mathis Jr., Herbie Hide, Brian Nielsen, Zelko Mavrovic, Larry Donald, a rematch with Alex Garcia, Michael Grant, Kirk Johnson, Mitch "Blood" Green, and Jameel McCline.

   Dixon stepped into the ring for the last time on Feb. 12, 1999 in Charlotte, NC where he lost a 6 round decision to Otis Tisdale.

   Mike Dixon ended his pro career with a final record of: 16 wins, 30 losses with 15 knockouts.

See Mike Dixon's entire pro ledger: Click HERE

If you would like to see Mike Dixon in pro boxing action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

2. BRUCE SELDON                              [L-10]
3. LENNOX LEWIS                              [tko-by-4]
4. RAY MERCER                                  [tko-by-7]
5. ALEX GARCIA #1                      [tko-2] {Vacant WBC Continental Americas Heavy Title}
6. PHIL JACKSON                               [tko-by-5]
7. LARRY DONALD                            [tko-by-6]
8. ALEX GARCIA #2                            [L-10]
9. TIM PULLER                                    [L-10]
10. KIRK JOHNSON                           [tko-by-1]

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Friday, January 1, 2016


  Howard Davis Jr. is generally regarded as one of the greatest United States Amateur boxers of all time.  After amassing a record of 125-5 including an amateur World Championship in 1974, AAU Championships, wins over Thomas Hearns and Aaron Pryor, and a gold medal at the 1976 Olympic games, and the Val Barker award as the most outstanding boxer of those games, Davis turned professional on Jan. 15, 1977 with a shutout unanimous decision victory over 81 fight veteran Jose Resto.

   Davis was considered a "can't miss" prospect right out of the gate and after 12 fights as a pro he was 12-0, 5 by ko, and had already faced and defeated world ranked contenders like Arturo "Turi" Pineda, Jose Fernandez, Norman Goins, and Maurice "Termite" Watkins.  Feb. 23, 1980 saw Davis in his biggest test as he faced world ranked Vilomar Fernandez (24-6-2, 7 ko) who had challenged Roberto Duran for the WBA Lightweight title 3 years earlier.  It was a struggle, but despite being knocked down in the 2nd round, Davis got off the floor to score a unanimous decision victory on scores of 114-113, 115-113, and 118-112.

   About 4 months later, Davis got his shot at the WBC Lightweight Title.  He had to travel to Glasgow, Scotland to face the reigning champion Jim Watt (36-7, 26 ko).  It was a close 15 round battle, but when the scores were announced, Davis had suffered his first defeat as a professional and failed to bring home the title belt on scores of 144-145, 144-147, and 142-149.

   It was a tough setback, but the confident Davis continued to campaign, and his reputation did not allow him any easy fights.  He ran off another string of 13 consecutive victories, scoring wins against top notch competion including:  Johnny Lira (20-1-1, 12), Claude Noel (29-4,17), Tony Baltazar (22-0-1, 18), and Greg "Candy Man" Coverson (33-1, 20).

Davis in his 2nd attempt at a world title against Edwin "Chapo" Rosario in Puerto Rico
    The impressive 4 year undefeated run paid off and on June 23, 1984 Howard was rewarded with another shot at a world title belt, but this time he would have to travel to Puerto Rico and face one of the hottest young champions on the scene Edwin "Chapo" Rosario (23-0, 21 ko) who was making his 3rd defense of the WBC Lightweight title.  It went 12 full rounds but the scorecards went in favor of the champion Rosario by scores of 115-114 and 117-113 for Rosario, and 1 Judge seeing it 114-113 for the challenger.  Howard Davis was now 26-2, 11 ko and still seeking that elusive world title.

   Davis went right back to work and put together a 9 fight performance that included wins over Bobby Johnson (21-3) and Othal "Choo Choo" Dixon (18-1), losses to Joe Manley (23-3-1), and Hector "Macho" Camacho (30-0), and a draw against undefeated fellow Olympic Gold Medalist Meldrick Taylor (12-0).

   Another impressive run deserves another shot at the world title, and this time Davis had to face another red hot champion - fellow New Yorker - James Buddy McGirt (37-1-1, 32 ko) at the Felt Forum in NYC.  Davis was called on short notice after Meldrick Taylor was injured in training and unable to challenge McGirt.  In what turned out to be the last 15 round bout ever scheduled in the United States, Howard Davis was shockingly knocked down and out with just 15 seconds to go in the first round of the bout.

    Davis pressed on and won 4 more bouts finishing his career with one final shot at a World Title Belt.  April 13, 1996 at age 40, Howard Davis challenged undefeated Dana Rosenblatt (27-0, 20 ko) for the WBU Middleweight World Title.  Rosenblatt overpowered Davis and knocked him out in round 2.  This was Howard Davis' last pro bout.

   Howard Davis was always one of my personal favorites, and even though he didn't have an iron chin, or 1 punch knockout power, and came up on the short end of 4 attempts at a world title, his smooth boxing skills, glorious amateur career, and winning pro boxing career made him a legend in the sport.  He finished with a pro record of:  36 wins, 6 losses, 1 draw, with 14 knockouts.

Howard Davis Jr.: Entire Pro Ledger

If you would like to have Howard Davis' boxing matches on DVD, I have the following bouts available:

1. ARTURO "Turi" PINEDA              [tko-4]
2. NORMAN GOINS                           [w-10]
3. LUIS DAVILA                          [w-10]
4. JOSE HERNANDEZ                        [ko-7]
5. MAURICE "Termite" WATKINS     [w-10]
6. JIM WATT                                    [L-15] {WBC Light Title}
7. JOHNNY LIRA                               [w-10]
8. EZEQUIEL "Cocoa" SANCHEZ         [w-10]
9. CLAUDE NOEL                            [w-10]
10. TONY BALTAZAR                            [w-10]
11. GEORGE FEENEY                       [w-10] (*Silent)
12. GREG COVERSON                         [tko-8]
13. EDWIN "Chapo" ROSARIO           [L-12] {WBC Light Title} (Missing Dec. for Rosario)
14. JOE MANLEY                        [L-10]
15. OTHEL "Choo Choo" DIXON (Rds. 1-6 ONLY)        [w-10]
16. HECTOR CAMACHO SR.                   [L-10]
17. JAMES BUDDY MCGIRT             [ko-by-1] {IBF Jr. Welter Title}
18. DANA ROSENBLATT       [ko-by-2] {WBU Middle Title}(*Howard Davis' LAST Pro Bout)

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