Tuesday, May 31, 2016


   La Puente California's Steve Luevano had a huge and successful amateur career (over 300 bouts!).  He turned professional in June of 2000 with a 2nd round ko over Hugo Rosales at the Bicycle Club in Bell Gardens, CA.

   He ran off an incredible unbeaten string and after 5 years he was 27-0, 13 ko's and challenging for his first shot at a title belt when he challenged Genaro Trazancos (21-6-1, 12 ko) for the interim WBC Continental Americas Featherweight Title.  He was quite successful stopping the defending interim Champion in round 5.

   In his next fight he dropped down to the 122 Lb. division to challenge for and win the NABO Jr. Featherweight Championship via Unanimous decision over Ruben Estanislao to pick up his 2nd title belt.

   Nov. 25th of 2005 saw Luevano take his first loss to World Ranked Martin Honorio (19-3-1, 12 ko) in a non title bout held at the Santa Ana Star resort casino in Bernalillo, NM.  It was a close but unanimous decision loss.  Even though Luevano dropped Honorio in round 2, it ended on scores of 96-93, 95-92, and 94-93 all in favor of Martin Honorio.

   About one year later he went after and won his 3rd title belt - the NABO Featherweight Title via landslide unanimous decision over Baudel Cardenas (15-6-3, 7 ko) in Nogales, Arizona.

The stage was set for the biggest fight of his career to date as he got the call and took his 32-1, 14 ko record to London, England for a shot at the vacant WBO Featherweight World Championship against undefeated English hero Nicky Cook (27-0, 15 ko).  Luevano dominated from the opening bell and finally stopped Cook in round 11 to win the World Title.

   He was an outstanding champion defending that title 5 times before finally losing it to legendary Juan Manuel Marquez (27-0, 24 ko) being stopped in round 7 of what turned out to be Steve's last professional bout.

   Steve was only 29 years old when he announced his retirement.  He finished his great boxing career with a final record of 37 wins, 2 defeats and 1 draw winning 15 times via the knockout route.

Click to see: Steve Luevano's entire pro ledger

If you would like to see Steve Luevano in action on DVD, I have the following bouts available:

2. JUSTO SANCHEZ                       [tko-4]
3. IVAN ALVAREZ                          [tko-1]
4. ARISTEO PEREZ #1                    [w-6]
5. JOHN NOLASCO                       [w-8]
6. MIGUEL ESCAMILLA               [w-6]
7. ARMANDO CORDOBA            [w-8]
8. RODRIGO CERDA                     [ko-1] 
9. CRISTIAN FAVELA                  [w-10]
10. ALDO VALTIERRA                 [w-10]
11. GENARO TRAZANCOS         [tko-5] {Interim WBC Cont-Am Feather Title}
12. RUBEN ESTANISLAO            [w-12] {NABO Jr. Feather Title}
13. MARTIN HONORIO               [L-10]
14. JORGE MARTINEZ                 [w-10]
15. CRISTOBAL CRUZ                 [w-12] {NABO Feather Title}
16. BAUDEL CARDENAS            [w-12] {NABO Feather Title}

1. Tiger Allen                   (1998 Under 19 Championships)
2. Ricardo Rocky Juarez  (1999 Olympic Boxing Trials)

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016



   Venezuela's Fermin Chirino made his professional debut on June 4, 1981 with a 4 round draw against Pedro Zapata.  He then ran off 4 straight wins against lower level local opposition, but he was building his record and was unbeaten at 4-0-1 after 5 bouts.

   He faced fellow unbeaten Venezuelan Armando Rodriguez (4-0, 4 ko) and lost a decision in his first real "test".  But he "passed" that test with a solid performance and began to earn respect from locals.

   He scored a 3rd round stoppage over Edgar Rodriguez, and then got a shot at the Venezuelan Middleweight Title against Basante Blanco (7-1, 5 ko).  Chirino was stopped in round 8.

   3 fights later... he returned the favor and stopped Blanco in round 5 to win the Venezuela Middleweight Championship and really began to get noticed as a solid pro boxer.  After winning the Venezuelan Title, he fought once more in his home country scoring a 2nd round knockout.  He would never again fight for a title, but would go on to face some world class boxers.  He would also fight just once more in his home country of Venezuela.

   1988 started out with a call to fight in England against an up and coming prospect named Nigel "The Dark Destroyer" Benn (12-0, 12 ko).  Chirino was stopped in the 2nd round, and probably had no idea (well, maybe some idea) that he had just faced a man who would become a legendary World Champion.

   Chirino was improving as he stepped up in class, and now made his United States Debut.  It was Dec. 13, 1988 and he made a grand entrance to the U.S. Boxing fans with a 3rd round TKO over undefeated and favored Pedro Rivera (11-0-1, 5 ko).

   He stepped up again as he faced former USBA Middleweight Champion Lindell Holmes (39-5, 35 ko's).  Chirino performed well, but lost a unanimous 10 round decision to Holmes.  Both men gained from the experience.  Chirino showed well against a world class opponent, and Lindell Holmes defeated Frank Tate for the IBF World Title in his next fight!

   Two fights later, Fermin displayed his talents with a great performance against world ranked former IBF Jr. Middleweight Champion Matthew Hilton.  The Judges saw it differently as one Judge had Chirino winning clearly 98-92, one Judge saw is close for Hilton 96-94, and the deciding Judge had it even at 95-95 for  a 3 way split draw.  Even though Chirino didn't get the win, it was a huge performance for the Venezuelan middleweight.

   Chirino would go on to face the best including:  Steve Collins, Tony Thornton, Mike Mccallum, Derrick Rolon, Charles Brewer, and Sven Ottke to name a few.

   Fermin Chirino ended his nearly 20 year pro boxing career with a final record of 13 wins, 25 losses, 2 draws, winnin 9 of the 13 by knockout.  He never fought for a World Title, but proudly held the Venezuelan National Title, and tested some of the best boxers in the world.

Click here to see: Fermin Chirino's entire pro ledger on boxrec.com

If you would like to see Fermin Chirino in action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

1. NIGEL BENN                     [ko-by-2]
2. MATTHEW HILTON          [Draw-10]
3. STEVE COLLINS               [tko-by-6]
4. KEITH PROVIDENCE        [tko-2]
5. TONY THORNTON           [L-10]
6. MIKE MCCALLUM           [L-10]
7. ROYJONES JR.                  [L-10]

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Monday, May 9, 2016



   Albuquerque New Mexico's Rick Ortega started as a kickboxer and after a limited amateur boxing career, he made the jump to the Pro ranks.  It was Sept. 3, 1992 when he made his Pro Debut against Raul Montes and opened with a "bang" knocking out his opponent at 1:37 of the opening round.

   He lost his second pro bout in front of his home crowd as he was stopped by Tucson's Pey Castillo in round 2.

   5 Months later, he found his self in a big local showdown against fellow Albuquerque favorite Joe Chavez.  Ortega was 1-1, and Chavez was 0-0-1 after opening with a draw against New Mexico's Chris Crespin.  The bout was scheduled for 4 rounds, and it went 2 action packed rounds with Ortega catching Chavez with a bomb, leaving him stunned on his feet as the Referee called a halt to the bout in front of a roaring Albuquerque crowd.

   In his next bout Ortega heard the sound of the final bell for the first time as he won a unanimous decision over Mexico's Miguel Torres.  2 weeks later, he took on Tucson Arizona's hard punching Ruben Granillo, It was short notice, but they took the chance to fight in front of a big crowd on the undercard of Danny Romero's Albuquerque Debut.  Ortega did not make it out of round 3.  Granillo left Albuquerque still unbeaten.

   It was a year and a half before Ortega would return to the ring, but he returned in grand fashion as he scored 3 straight wins over fellow New Mexicans - Jerome "Mike" Johnson, Chris Crespin, and Richard Fowler.

   Sept. 29, 1995 Ortega had a record of 6-2 and found his self in an ESPN2 televised bout against 1995 United States Amateur Champion - Arturo Ramos who was fighting his 2nd bout as a professional.  The bout was held at Buffalo Bill's Resort Casino in Stateline Nevada.  It was the experienced and powerful Ramos' night as he stopped Ortega in the final round.

   Rick fought his last pro bout on August 17, 1996.  And what a way to end things.  On the undercard of Johnny Tapia's 7th WBO title defense against Hugo Soto in front of a huge crowd at the outdoor Albuquerque Sports Stadium.  He faced an unbeaten up and coming Albuquerque prospect named Jacob "Razor Sharp" Romero.  The bout went all 4 rounds, and it was Romero getting the win by majority decision with 2 judges scoring it for Romero, and one judge seeing it even.

Rick Ortega finished his 4 year pro boxing career with a winning record of 6 wins, 4 defeats, 2 by knockout.  His warm smile and friendly attitude made him an instant hit with local boxing fans.  His reputation in the world of kickboxing brought fans to the local boxing events to see him in action.  And his performance between the ropes made him one of Albuquerque's favorites!

Click here to see: Rick Ortega's entire pro boxing ledger on boxrec.com

If you would like to see Rick Ortega in boxing action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

1. RAUL MONTES                      [ko-1] (Pro Debut)
2. PEY CASTILLO                       [ko-by-2]
3. JOE CHAVEZ                           [ko-2]
4. MIGUEL TORRES                    [w-4]
5. RUBEN GRANILLO                 [tko-by-3]
7. CHRIS CRESPIN                      [w-4]
8. RICHARD FOWLER                [w-6]
9. ARTURO RAMOS                    [tko-by-4]
10. JACOB ROMERO                   [L-4] (Rick Ortega's LAST Pro Bout)

Amateur Boxing:
1. Jesus Meraz

Amateur Kickboxing:
1. Joe Cupp

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Monday, May 2, 2016


Nickname: "Boxing Andrew Maynard"

   Maryland's Andrew Maynard was a U.S. Amateur great.  Winning U.S. National Championships, and the Gold Medal at the 1988 Olympic Games.  In the amateurs Maynard was known for his aggressive style and was very effective in some wild battles both at home and internationally.

   Andrew turned professional Feb. 24, 1989 with a first round tko of Zack Worthy.  He sailed through his first 8 bouts against non-threatening opposition, and then stepped it up with wins against a pair of ranked contenders, first against Mike Devito (11-3-2, 8 ko) on the undercard of Leonard/Duran #3 and then Kemper Morton (16-4-2, 10 ko).

   Maynard got his first shot at a title on April 1, 1990 for the vacant NABF Light Heavyweight championship against fellow contender Mike Sedillo (22-7, 12 ko).  It was a tough one, but Maynard got the majority decision victory on scores of 113-113 on one judge's card, and the other two had Maynard winning pretty handily 115-111 and 116-110.  Andrew Maynard was now 11-0, 9 ko and holder of the NABF Title belt.  As is usually the case, from here on Maynard's level of competition went way up.

   After a 3rd round tko victory over Art Jimmerson (14-4, 7 ko) to defend the NABF Title, Maynard's managers felt it was time to really test him, and on June 24, 1990 he faced former IBF World Champion Bobby Czyz (35-5, 24 ko).  It was Czyz stopping Maynard in the 7th round of the non-title bout.  Maynard tasted his first defeat but still had a title belt to defend and that's exactly what he did.

   He bounced back with wins over "Sir-Jab-A-Lot" Keith McMurray and Robert Curry before
One of America's greatest amateur Ligh-Heavyweights
making his 2nd successful title defense against Lenzie Morgan (10-3-1, 4 ko) via 8th round tko.  Andrew made 2 more high level NABF Title defenses against Govoner Chavers (9-0-1, 6 ko) and Ed "Mack-Attack" Mack (13-1-1, 8 ko) and scored a big win over faded but legendary former World Champion Matthew Saad Muhammad via tko at 20 seconds of round 3.

   That set up a showdown of Olympic Gold Medalists when former IBF World Middleweight champion Frank Tate (28-2, 15 ko) challenged Maynard for his NABF Light Heavyweight Championship.  It was a fascinating bout but in the 11th round Maynard was dropped, he got up, but was dropped again and Referee Frank Santarpia made the decision to stop the bout giving Tate the 11th round tko win and the NABF Title.

   The loss didn't hurt Maynard and 2 fights later he was fighting for a World Title, but he had to move up to Cruiserweight and travel to France for the shot.  He faced defending Champion Anaclet Wamba (38-2, 18 ko).  Maynard was dropped in the first round, but climbed off of the deck to try to fight his way back into the fight.  He ended up losing a unanimous decision in his only World Title attempt.  He would go on to try to regain his NABF Light Heavyweight title, and take a shot at the USBA Cruiserweight championship, but failed to pick up either of those titles.

   Maynard would face more top level boxers including:  Thomas Hearns, Kenny Keene, Torsten
May, and even undefeated IBO Heavyweight Champion Brian Nielsen in Denmark!

   Andrew fought for the final time on Oct. 10, 2000, over a decade after beginning his journey, being stopped in round 10 by Cruiserweight title contender Gary Wilcox (14-1-1).

Andrew's heart was as big as his smile and he always remains a favorite with boxing fans.  He finished his professional campaign with a final tally of: 26 wins, 13 defeats, 1 draw winning 21 by knockout.

To see Andrew Maynard's entire pro ledger on boxrec.com: CLICK HERE

If you would like to see Andrew Maynard in boxing action on DVD, I have the following bouts available:

1. ZACK WORTHY                                    [tko-1](Pro Debut)
2. ANTHONY WILLIAMS                         [tko-2]
3. STEPHEN SCHWANN                          [tko-1]
4. GREG TOWNES (Rds. 1 & 2 ONLY)    [ko-3] (*Missing Final Round!)
5. ARTHUR HALL                                      [ko-5]
6. CARLTON WILLIAMS                          [tko-5]
7. MIKE DEVITO                                        [w-8]
8. KEMPER MORTON                               [tko-3]
9. MIKE SEDILLO                                     [w-12] {Vacant NABF Light Heavy Title}
10. ART JIMMERSON                               [tko-3] {NABF Light Heavy Title}
11. BOBBY CZYZ                                      [ko-by-7]
12. ED MACK                                            [tko-10] {NABF Light Heavy Title}
13. MATTHEW SAAD MUHAMMAD      [tko-3]
14. THOMAS HEARNS                             [tko-by-1]
15. SERGEY KOBOZEV                           [tko-by-10] {USBA Cruiser Title}


1. Joseph Pemberton                     [w-3]
2. Orlando Despaigne(Cuba)         [w-3]
3. Alfred Cole
4. Henryk Petrich(Poland)
5. Nourmagomed Chanavazov
6. ________ Romero                   (Quick Hilite ONLY)

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