Philippines, 27 Feb 2020
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


IRON MIKE TYSON INVADES YAQUI LOPEZ AMATEUR BOXING EVENT WITH CHEERS FROM HIS FANS


PhilBoxing.com



Tyson giving a speech with Yaqui Lopez looking on.

This past weekend the city of Stockton, California, was overwhelmed by the ?BADDEST MAN ON THE PLANET? Mike Tyson. The youngest heavyweight champion of the world at the age of 20, in 1986 was in town for his one man stage show, UNDISPUTED: TRUTH that was a sell-out.

The main event was to showcase the 15 year old Filipino-American super middleweight Michael Ridgley who sports a record of 15-0 as an amateur. Due to the illness of his opponent and no late substitute, his fight was cancelled. The Yaqui Lopez stable was still ready to showcase their stars.


Velasquez with hand raised.

The event started with a huge bang as one of Lopez?s top bantamweights Mexican-American Mario Velasquez pitted against Paul Scott of the PAL Police Athletic League from Vacaville California. The quick heavy fisted Velasquez used a left hook to score a devastating stoppage in the first round. The fans in attendance rose to their feet and gave and a rousing applause amazed at the skills of Velasquez. ?When I felt that left hand connect, I knew he would go down,? Velasquez stated.

The second fighter from the Lopez gym was 67 pound Victor Manriquez who was going against David Villalobos of the Felipe boxing stable from Lathrop California. In a hard fought battle, two small warriors were going at it from the start of the first round to the third and final round as Manriquez pulled out the victory.

With the fans waiting for the female action and the main event, Lopez female boxer 16 year old Mexican/American Adriana ?BABY DOLL? Ramirez was pitted against Filipino/American southpaw Katrina Nabe of the USF University of San Francisco boxing gym of San Francisco, California.


Ramirez with hand raise with Nabe looking on.

In a tough anticipated fight for both fighters, it was a see saw battle. Both fighters were ready to unload all their arsenals and with fans standing on their feet, both fighters engaged with big shots and pure precision punches that got the respect of each other for the next three rounds of excitement.


Adriana Ramirez.

In the end, the judges gave it to Ramirez and with Nabe asking for a rematch; Ramirez said, ?I am open to a rematch and she was a very tough opponent.?

Other fights included:

Puerto Rican/ Mexican-American 15 year old amateur super middleweight Amisael Jimenez rated number one in the United States was up against Joeshon James who is also rated number 3 in the United States in a war that got best fight of the night. The fans were pumped up for this fight knowing the reputation of both fighters as true warriors in the ring.


Amisael Jimenez with arm raised.

Jimenez proved too tough for James with lighting jabs and rights that proved costly for James. Jimenez came out with the victory.

Germain Galvez won over Pedro Campos (73 lbs.)

Joseph James won over Mustafa Moore (157 lbs.)

Damien Sanchez won over Michael Steele (100 lbs.)

Devante Sparks won BY UD over Phil Perey (143 lbs.)

Terrell Windom won by UD over Emmanuel Natividad (143 lbs.)

Moises Villalobos won by stoppage over Luciano Tabios (67 lbs.)

Jaime Manuel won over Anthony Garnica (128 lbs.)

The event was graced by Filipino/American IBA International Boxing Association Super Flyweight Champion Bruno Escalante who was born in Sibonga, Cebu Philippines, and also in attendance was former WBA World Light Welterweight Champion Loreto Garza and two time world champion Tony ?The Tiger? Lopez.

The Yaqui Lopez ? FIGHT FOR A CAUSE FUNDRAISER? was a huge success by the hardworking volunteers who put this show together and a big sponsorship from Dr.Joseph T. Zeiter of the Zeiter Eye Medical Group Inc. And also to Corona Beer.

A fighter at heart, Lopez wakes up at 4:30 a.m. and goes for a nice walk. His wife, Beno Lopez loves that her husband is active and boxing is his passion. Lopez can remember every fight he had, he once said he didn?t get hit that much as he always rolled with his punches.

Lopez was trained by Filipino Danny Dagumbat who was also the trainer and manager of the legend from the Philippines, Gabriel ?Flash? Elorde. Lopez always loves to tell stories of the times he met the legend Elorde.

The International Hall of Fame Inductee and 5 time world Light Heavyweight Challenger, Lopez is instrumental in helping the youths achieve there goals in boxing in his non profit boxing gym.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Mike Angel Lopez.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • AMAZON MAN HARRIS PRIMED TO DELIVER WORLD TITLE STUNNER
    , Thu, 27 Feb 2020
  • Undefeated lightweight prospect Jamaine "The Technician" Ortiz Set for Friday's homecoming fight
    , Thu, 27 Feb 2020
  • Ruben Villa Closing In on Title Shot as He is Now Ranked #2 By The WBO
    , Thu, 27 Feb 2020
  • Houston heavyweight boxer Darius Fulghum puts nursing career on hold to pursue Olympic dream
    , Thu, 27 Feb 2020
  • “REDEMPTION” IN GENSAN FULL FIGHT CARD
    , Wed, 26 Feb 2020
  • Santig is WBC South East Asia Promoter of the Year
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Wed, 26 Feb 2020
  • ENE-PURCELL AND BRACKIN FIGHT FOR HONOUR AND GLORY
    , Wed, 26 Feb 2020
  • The Past Week in Action 25 February 2020: Fury Crushes Wilder
    By Eric Armit, , Wed, 26 Feb 2020
  • Champ cites Jeo’s heart
    By Joaquin Henson, , Wed, 26 Feb 2020
  • Alamo-Castaneda set for Friday on Telemundo
    , Wed, 26 Feb 2020
  • A bold and complete conquest
    By Recah Trinidad, , Wed, 26 Feb 2020
  • Second Overtime: Masbateños in California honor Santisima
    By Homer D. Sayson, , Wed, 26 Feb 2020
  • VERGIL ORTIZ JR. VS. SAMUEL VARGAS LOS ANGELES KICKOFF PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    , Wed, 26 Feb 2020
  • NBA --- Lillard still down as Portland chases playoffs spot
    By Ryan Gallardo, , Wed, 26 Feb 2020
  • Split-T Management's Antonio Vargas wins wins 2nd straight with Unanimous Decision in Miami, Florida
    , Wed, 26 Feb 2020
  • ‘BORN FIGHTER’ VARGAS COMING INTO HIS PRIME
    , Wed, 26 Feb 2020
  • Ring Of Hope’s “Night To Fight” Returns March 7 at Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas and live on Pay Per View
    , Wed, 26 Feb 2020
  • NBA Daily: Bucks Survive Beal’s Career-High 55 to Upend Wizards in OT 137-134
    By Reylan Loberternos, , Wed, 26 Feb 2020
  • Top Rank Signs Light Heavyweight Contender Umar Salamov to Promotional Agreement
    , Wed, 26 Feb 2020
  • 18-YEAR OLD AMATEUR STANDOUT ANGEL CHAVEZ TURNS PROFESSIONAL WITH MANAGER BOB SANTOS
    , Wed, 26 Feb 2020
  • 4 Division World Champion Erik Morales Confirmed for Sixth Annual Box Fan Expo, During Cinco de Mayo Weekend, Saturday May 2, in Las Vegas
    , Wed, 26 Feb 2020
  • SANTISIMA LOSES TO A GREAT CHAMPION AND THERE'S NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Tue, 25 Feb 2020
  • Bacon Debuts in the US with March Fight in Miami
    , Tue, 25 Feb 2020
  • Zion Williamson shines in Bay Area debut, leads Pelicans over the Warriors, 115-101
    By Emmanuel Rivera, RRT, , Tue, 25 Feb 2020
  • Antonio, Laylo invited to Manitoba chess tilt
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Tue, 25 Feb 2020




  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2020 philboxing.com.