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Photo by Prince Ranch Boxing
LAS VEGAS, NV (November 20, 2017) – This past Saturday Prince Ranch Boxing’s super-lightweight prospect, Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (7-0, 6 KOs), remained undefeated with a dominating performance against Ousmane Sylla (1-3-1, 1 KO), scoring a 4th round TKO.  The scheduled 6-round bout took place at the at the Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi.
“From the opening bell, Cobbs applied a tremendous amount pressure as he walked down Sylla, forcing him to fight going backwards.  Cobbs was digging to the body with vicious intent.  Cobbs continued to overwhelm Sylla with an all-out attack, landing multiple power shots to the head and body in rounds two and three.  Finally, Cobbs landed another solid right hook to the head forcing the referee to stop the bout in the fourth round, giving him the TKO victory.
“Going into this fight I felt I had to get the knockout,” said Blair Cobbs. “I did exactly that by applying a lot of pressure and going to the body.  After round three I knew he was wearing down, and that’s when I went for the knockout.  Everything went great…now it’s time to get back in the gym and continue grinding.”
“Blair Cobbs is taking advantage of all the opportunities that have come his way,” stated Greg Hannely, president of Prince Ranch Boxing. “I believe he has all the talent to become a world champion in the next couple of years.  We are going to keep him very busy moving forward.  Sky is the limit for this kid.”
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October 18th, RENO — Let’s Get It On Promotions and the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa are pleased to announce an exciting night of world-class professional boxing Saturday, November 17th, 2017 at the Reno/Sparks Convention Center.  The card will be co-headlined by lightweight sensation Gabriel Flores Jr., and Reno’s own Oscar Vasquez in separate bouts.


The youngest-ever Top Rank Inc. signed fighter, Gabe Flores Jr. (4-0, 3KOs) is on a meteoric rise in the fight game.  The Stockton, CA seventeen-year-old manages to fight as he is completing high school.  For the third time he will fight in Northern Nevada, where he regularly draws hundreds from his hometown.  Flores will fight in a four-round lightweight bout.


Reno’s own Oscar Vasquez (14-1) is coming off an impressive ten-round unanimous decision victory this August in Fallon against the tough Javier Gallo.  Vasquez is currently ranked fifteenth in the world in the flyweight division by the World Boxing Organization.  Vasquez will be fighting Victory Ruiz (22-7) in a ten-round fight.


Ricardo Lucio Galvan, also from Reno, will be making his pro debut on November 17th.  Galvan, a second-year business major at UNR, is also a Dreamer. He is enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) and hopes he can use his boxing career to bring awareness to the issue.  He is an experience amateur with nearly eighty bouts.  Galvan will be fighting in a four-round jr. lightweight bout.


Carson City’s Diego Elizondo (1-0) will be returning to the ring on November 17th after beating Chandler Clements via unanimous decision in Fallon in August.  Elizondo attributes his toughness to his Basque and Mexican heritage.  He will be fighting in a four-round lightweight bout.


Super flyweight Bruno Escalante (14-3-1) of Redwood City, CA is slated to fight in a six-round bout in Reno.  Escalante is trying to get his world title run back on track after some recent bumps in the road.  Born in Cebu City, Philippines, Escalante is one of a handful of young Filipino boxers who are carrying the torch for Pinoy boxing.  Escalante will be fighting the tough Alex Rangel (17-7).


Rounding out the card is bantamweight Brent Venegas (3-0) of Stockton, CA.  Venegas is scheduled for a four-round scrap.


More information will be announced soon.  Fight card subject to change.


First bell is at 7pm.  Tickets are available and can be purchased at the Atlantis Gift Shop $35, $65, $100, by calling Atlantis Special Events 888.551.7007 or 775.824.4467, or via ticketmaster.com.


Pound-4-Pound Boxing Program sends Jordan Aguilar and Leslie Soto to Elite Qualifier
LAS VEGAS, NV (October 12, 2017) – On the week of October 16th-21st, two of the rising stars of the “Pound-4-Pound” boxing gym in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jordan Aguilar, 19 years-old fighting in the 108 lbs. division as well as Leslie Soto, 18 years-old in the 125 lbs, will compete at The Eastern Elite Qualifier and Regional Open Championships held at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee for a national title.
The event will feature the very best fighters from across the United States and features many future stars of the division with Jordan Aguilar and Leslie Soto at the top of the list of the talent heading into next weekend’s event.
Jordan Aguilar, a well-respected amateur, who has fought in numerous national competitions is looking to show his experience and poise as one of the favorites heading into the event.
Leslie Soto also a seasoned veteran will be looking to show why her aggressive style has drawn the attention of many who have seen her in the gym.  She is currently ranked #3 by USA Boxing.
“I am impressed with them every day and excited for them to see what their hard work gets them,” said head coach Richard Barrientes. “This is a major tournament with the best fighters from around the country.  All fighters who come out on top will qualify to compete in the 2017 Elite National Championships in December”

Unbeaten Super-Flyweight Prospect DAMIEN “SUGAR” VASQUEZ Returns to the Ring October, 14 in Mexico

Photo by Mario Serrano – Team Vazqeuz
LAS VEGAS, NV (September 24, 2017) – Unbeaten super-flyweight prospect, Damien “Sugar” Vazquez (11-0, 6 KOs), makes his return to the ring on October 14, 2017, at the Palenque de la Feria in AguascalientesMexico.  This fight, scheduled for 8-rounds, will mark the third time this year that Vazquez will have stepped in the ring, as he looks to extend on is winning streak.  An opponent will be announced shortly.
“It’s a good feeling knowing that I’ll be back in the ring after I just fought a few weeks ago.” said Vazquez. “My last fight happened on August 31st and I feel great.  Camp has started and I’m going to be ready for anyone my management team puts in front of me.  I’m going to Mexico once again to mark my territory.  I love fighting out there because the crowds are very rowdy.  Make no mistakes about it, I’m taking the super-flyweight division by storm.”
Co-trained by former world champion, Clarence “Bones” Adams, Damien Vazquez is the younger brother of former two-time super-bantamweight world champion, Israel Vazquez, who also serves as his co-trainer.  Bones and Israel train Vazquez at the Prince Ranch Boxing gym in Las Vegas.  Prince Ranch Boxing’s Greg Hannley, co-manages Damien with his father, Oscar Vazquez.  Damien has his own promotional company titled Sugar Promotions.
“I’m very proud of my son and what he’s accomplished thus far in his career.” said Oscar Vazquez. “He became the youngest fighter to win the NABF title at 17-years old, after turning pro at age 16.  We flew in Jonathan Lecona, a natural super-bantamweight out of Mexico, to help Damien get used to fighting bigger guys.  He’s looking real sharp, and he’s going to be explosive in this fight.”
“Here at the Prince Ranch boxing facility we pride ourselves on making our fighters better, by giving them the necessary tools to become world champions.” said Greg Hannely, “Bones Adams and Israel Vazquez, two former world champions, are excellent trainers and our facility is home to some spectacular boxers.  The boxing world will be seeing the rise of this gym, and all our fighters.  Damien is a special talent and I see him fighting for a meaningful title soon.”
“My brother is getting better with each fight,” said brother and co-trainer Israel Vazquez. “I see his improvement in the gym on a daily basis.  Our goal is to go to Mexico in a couple of weeks and make a statement.  Damian is ready to take his career to the next level.”
“Damien is a really good fighter.” said co-trainer Clarence “Bones” Adams, “He’s coming along just fine.  He certainly has heart like his brother Israel, and his skills are elite in my opinion. I know this kid can do some special things in this sport if he continues on path he’s on right now.”
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Caleb Plant Big Hit at Sunrise Children’s Hospital Visit

Photos by Declan Bethley PBC and Team Plant
LAS VEGAS, NV (September 1, 2017) – Unbeaten super-middleweight contender (WBA #7 and IBF #11), Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (15-0, 10 KOs), was a big hit at theSunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas yesterday as he visited kids dealing with medical conditions.  The visit was in honor of his daughter Alia, who passed away from an unknown medical condition at 19-months old, back in January of 2015.  Shoe Palace,Ringside, World Boxing Council (WBC), Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), andShowtime all donated gifts that put smiles on all the kids faces.
“It was a great day for me to be visiting these kids in the hospital.” said Caleb Plant, “Seeing all the smiles on their faces made me feel good inside.  My daughter Alia and her spirit lives on and I know she’s up in heaven smiling down on me.  I’m going to be making this an annual event.  I want to thank the WBC, Shoe Palace, Ringside, Showtime and PBC for the gifts they donated.  I also want to thank the folks at Sunrise Children’s Hospital for giving me the opportunity to visit the kids.  I’m very thankful to everyone who was involved.”

Caleb Plant returns to the ring on Friday, Sept. 8 live on SHOWTIME in a Premier Boxing Champions event from The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

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Caleb Plant to Visit Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Honor of Daughter Alia

LAS VEGAS, NV (August 29, 2017) – As he awaits his first televised bout on Showtime, taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on September 8, unbeaten super-middleweight contender (WBA #7 and IBF #11), Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (15-0, 10 KOs), is going to be giving back to the community of Las Vegas.  Plant will be visiting kids at the Sunrise Children’s Hospital, in Las Vegas, in honor of his daughter, Alia, who passed away in January 2015 from an unknown medical condition at 19-months-old.
The visit will take place on the pediatric units (Pediatrics and PICU) at Sunrise Children’s Hospital with 30-40 kids expected to be in attendance. Special thanks to sponsors Ringside, World Boxing Council (WBC), Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), and Showtime, for donating gifts to all the children.
WHO:       Undefeated contender, Caleb “Sweethands” Plant and the children of Sunrise Children’s Hospital
WHAT:     Meet and greet with world ranked contender Caleb “Sweethands” Plant
WHY:       To support the children and what they are going through while honoring Caleb’s daughter, Alia. In addition, bringing awareness to the Sunrise Children’s Hospital and their services.
WHERE:  Sunrise Children’s Hospital (Meet in Children’s Hospital Lobby)
                 3186 S. Maryland Pkwy
                 Las Vegas, NV 89109
                 Office: 702-731-8288
WHEN:     August 31, 2017
                 2:00 – 3:00 P.M.




AUGUST 14th, RENO — The Fallon Rural Rumble once again delivered a night of sensational world-class professional boxing in it’s tenth installment on Saturday night.


In his first ten-round fight, Reno native and world-ranked flyweight Oscar “Chapito” Vasquez scored an impressive unanimous decision win over Javier Gallo in the evening’s main event. Vasquez improves to 14-1.


In the co-main, Stockton, CA sensation Gabriel Flores Jr. scored a shutout unanimous decision win over the tough Jorge Padron of Mexico.  Flores improves to 3-0 (2 KOs).


Carson City’s Diego Elizondo also scored a shutout UD victory over Chandler Clements in his pro debut.


Sacramento’s Pedro Moreno improves to 7-0 (5 KOs) with an impressive second-round TKO victory over Curtis Morton.


In the opening bout, Stockton CA’s Quilisto “Kilo the Kid” Madera with a sensational second-round, one-shot KO win over Austin Marcum.  Madera improves to 7-0 (4 KOs).


The Fallon Rural Rumble is presented every summer by the City of Fallon and Let’s Get It On Promotions.


Image – Oscar “Chapito” Vasquez”.  Photo Credit – Erik Killin

Vito Mielnicki, Jr. places 2nd in the Golden Gloves Junior National Tournament in Mesquite, Nevada


Nutley, NJ (July 31, 2017) – Last  week in Mesquite, Nevada. 15 year-old Vito Mielnicki, Jr. took 2nd place in the Golden Gloves Junior National Tournament.

What made this a special feat for Mielnicki, was that he went up five weight classes for 101 pounds to 125 and narrowly lost to a split decision to the number-one ranked Luis Ybarra of Colorado.
Mielnicki is a former three-time Junior National Golden Goves champion, and was named the tournament Most Outstanding Boxer twice.  Mielnicki went up in weight and fought him on the highly accomplished Ybarra on even terms.
Since the age of seven, Mielnicki has been trained by Wali Moses , who is the grandfather and trainer of 2016 Olympic Silver Medal winner Shakur Stevenson



JULY 19th, RENO — The City of Fallon and Let’s Get It On Promotions are pleased to announce the tenth annual ‘Rural Rumble’. The August 12th fight card will feature Reno’s Oscar “Chapito” Vasquez (13-1), and Gabriel Flores (2-0) of Stockton, CA.


Oscar “Chapito” Vasquez, who was recently ranked #15 flyweight in the world by the World Boxing Organization, is coming off of a dominant unanimous decision victory over Armando Vasquez in June.  He looks to further his world title campaign against veteran Javier Gallo (24-13-1) who is coming off of an impressive upset split decision victory over Jose Salgado in April.  Vasquez versus Gallo is scheduled for ten rounds.


The undefeated, exciting, and youngest-ever signed Top Rank Inc. boxer Gabriel Flores makes his return to Northern Nevada at this year’s Rural Rumble.  In his professional debut on May 5th, Flores delighted the Reno fight fans by impressively knocking out Devon Jones.  On June 30th, he scored his second consecutive KO over Jahaziel Vasquez in Texas. .


Four other bouts are scheduled for August 12th in Fallon.  Carson City’s own Diego Elizondo will be making his anticipated professional debut in a four-round lightweight fight.  After impressing the boxing fans in Fallon last year, undefeated Northern California favorite Pedro Moreno (6-0) returns to the 2017 Rural Rumble in a lightweight bout.  Reno Jr.-flyweight, Santos Vasquez, looks to continue his third win in a row in a six-round bout.  And finally, Reno bantamweight Alec McGee (2-1) looks to get back into the win column as he, too, returns to Fallon for the 2017 Rural Rumble in a four round scrap.


All bouts subject to change.  Tickets are available now.  $20 GA ($25 at gate), $30 ($35 at gate) floor seating, and $500 VIP tables are available.  Tickets and tables can be purchased by calling (775) 423 4556.  Find all information at Fallonfights.com



Open To the Public
LAS VEGAS, NV (July 27, 2016) – The 4th Annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Ceremony kicks off this FridayJuly, 29, 2016, with a meet and greet at the world renowned Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  The daylong event will commence from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and take place at Caesars Palace on the 3rd floor outside the Palace Ballroom in the pre function area.  Boxing champions from past and present will be on hand to sign autographs and take photos with those in attendance.  The event is open to the public.  Charity donations, which will be donated to local boxing programs, will be accepted during the event.
On Saturday July, 30, 2016, eleven members of the boxing fraternity will be honored with induction into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. In the boxer category, Riddick Bowe, Ray Mancini, Christy Martin, Pernell Whitaker,Ricardo Lopez and Freddie Little will be inducted, and all six have confirmed their attendance.  In the non-boxer category, trainers Kenny Adams, Thell Torrence and Johnny Tocco are the honorees, and will be joined by boxing writer Tim Dahlberg and broadcaster James “Smitty” Smith. Unfortunately, Tocco passed away in 1997, but all of the others are confirmed to be on-scene for their inductions.
Tickets for the NVBHOF induction Gala, priced $300, $175, $75 are on sale now by clicking here
Below are the list and times of the boxing icons that will be present at Friday’s meet and greet.
11am-12pm     Ana Julaton – Former 2-time Women’s Super-Bantamweight World Champion
                       Hasim Rahman – Former 2-time Heavyweight World Champion
                       Devin Haney – Undefeated Rising Star and Featherweight Phenom
                       Ishe Smith – Former Super-Welterweight World Champion
                       Richard Steele – Famed Retired Boxing Referee
12pm-1pm       Jesse Vargas – Current WBO Welterweight World Champion
                       Mike McCallum – Former Light Middleweight, Middleweight and Light Heavyweight Champion
                       Verno Phillips – Former 2-time Super-Welterweight World Champion
                       Leon Spinks – Former 2-time Heavyweight World Champion
                       Bones Adams – Former Super-Bantamweight World Champion
                       Terry Norris – Former 3-time Super-Welterweight World Champion
1pm-2pm         Laura Serrano – Former Women’s Super-Featherweight World Champion
                       Ricardo Lopez – Former Minimumweight and Light-Flyweight Champion
                       Kevin Kelley – Former Featherweight World Champion
                       Joel Casamayor – Former Super-Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion
                       Riddick Bowe– Former 3-time Heavyweight World Champion
2pm-3pm         Ava Knight – Former 2-time Women’s Flyweight World Champion
                       James Smith – Boxing Commentator and Host of In The Corner TV show
                       Badou Jack – Current WBC Super-Middleweight World Champion
                       Eddie Mustafa Mohammad – Former Light-Heavyweight World Champion
3pm-4pm         Christy Martin – Former Women’s Super-Welterweight World Champion
                        Pernell Whitaker – Former Lightweight, Super-Lightweight and Welterweight World Champion
                        Zab Judah – Former Super-Lightweight and Welterweight World Champion
                        Quick Tillis – Former Heavyweight World Title Challenger
                        Ernie Shavers – Former Heavyweight World Title Challenger
                        Shawn Porter – Former Welterweight World Champion
4pm-5pm         Elena Reid – Former Women’s Flyweight World Champion
                        Freddie Little – Former Super-Welterweight World Champion
                        Kenny Adams – Professional Boxing Trainer)
                        Paulie Ayla – Former Bantamweight and Super-Bantamweight World Champion
                        Crystina Poncher – Boxing Commentator
                        Bernardo Osuna – ESPN Boxing Commentator
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