Roy Englebrecht Promotions / Fight Club OC
Presents their first show of 2016
on Thursday, February 18th
Roy Englebrecht Promotions
Fight Club OC
Last Show Of The Year
Two Weeks Away!
What better way to end the 5th year of Fight Club OC shows than by giving So Cal fight fans 15 bouts on Thursday, December 3rd in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center.
With this mega card The Hangar doors will open at 4pm for a full afternoon and evening of action! So come early if you want to enjoy a full six hours of combative sports!
Yes, you read it correct, 15 pro bouts and 80 rounds of fighting and look at the fighters in action:
Nine fighters are undefeated!
Combined record of these nine fighters is 51-0 with 27 knockouts
Long Beach’s Malcolm McAllister looking to go to 7-0 all by KO
Adan Mares back to score another 1st round KO
Ruslan Madiyev looking to go to 7-0 – Ruslan trains with GGG
Fullerton’s MMA 1-1 fighter Trevor Clapper will return to Fight Club OC to face Murrieta’s Edward “Scissorhands” Hyman currently at 2-2.
Don’t forget (weather permitting) to pack your cigar or you can always purchase some great cigars for the Paradise Cigar truck as the cigar lounge will be in full effect on December 3rd.
With the 15 bouts scheduled Fight Club OC will bump up the show start time to 4:00pm.
All ticket prices at $55 and are available at www.fightcluboc.com
Thanks To Our 2015 Sponsors!
By David Martinez / dmboxing.com
On November 28, this month, our local Santa Barbara boxer Henry Calles (1-0-2) has his upcoming fight in Los Angeles, California against Lucius Johnson (2-0) in a middleweight / super middleweight bout at a catch weight of 165 pounds and scheduled for four rounds. NOTE: middleweights fight at 160 lbs. and super middleweights fight a 168 – so this fight is in between and agreed upon by both fighters.
On behalf of Duke’s Boxing and Our Team – Veronica Calles, Sarah Cammann, Oscar Gracia Jr., Oscar Gracia Sr., and yours truly, we would like to alert everyone that our professional boxer Henry Calles (1-0-2) has a scheduled 4 round middleweight / super middleweight fight at a catch weight of 165 pounds vs. Lucius Johnson (2-0) on Saturday, November 28, 2015. The fight card will take place at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, California 90071.
Roy Englebrecht Promotions / Fight Club OC is staging another outstanding line-up of boxing on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at The Hangar, Orange County Fair Grounds, 88 Flair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 … for ticket information – go online to: www.fightcluboc.com Continue reading Upcoming Fight Card – Orange County
By David Martinez / dmboxing.com
An exciting, entertaining, and action packed night of boxing was at the Quiet Cannon in Montebello, California on September 19, 2015.
All Star Boxing is promoted by Ed Holmes, with Danny Lujan assisting on the floor. Ed has successfully been staging professional boxing shows in the Southern California area for 16 years. He strives to give fight fans the best in boxing, and I can personally attest that he accomplishes this and then some.
Roy Englebrecht Promotions / Fight Club OC is staging another outstanding line-up of boxing on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at The Hangar, Orange County Fair Grounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 … for tickets, which are only $55.00, go online to: www.fightcluboc.com.
The following video documents how I discovered boxing, who were (and still are!) my influences and mentors, and where I plan to take it. Amongst the influential mentors mentioned in the work, I am especially glad it highlights some of the collaborations between me and David Martinez and Henry Calles of Santa Barbara, California. Boxing is art and women’s boxing debuting in the 2012 Olympics is truly inspirational. I am delighted to share here on dmboxing.com
Artistic Performance, Amateur Boxing, and “A People to Come”
by Desiree D’Alessandro, Contemporary Artist, Amateur Boxer
Digital (De-)(Re-) Territorializations
Hosted by Bowling Green State University
and BGSU’s Association for Textual and Literary Analysis Students
By the end of WWII, a new era in Los Angeles boxing had taken life. In the eyes of California boxing historians, such as Gabriel “Hap” Navarro, former promoter and matchmaker at the legendary Hollywood Legion Stadium, the post war years thru the 1950’s, are considered the “Golden Era” of Los Angeles boxing.
At the time, L.A. headliners such as Enrique Bolanos, Manuel Ortiz, Art Aragon and dozens more, set box office records at the Olympic Auditorium, Hollywood Legion Stadium and Wrigley Field. In addition, the “City of Angeles” had a number of smaller clubs putting on regular shows, such as Ocean Park in Santa Monica, South Gate Arena and San Bernardino, to name a few.
A couple years after the war, a skinny 12-year-old would get his first taste of boxing from inside the ropes. This would be the birth of a life long journey for young Frank Baltazar, and it would take it’s first breath at the beginning of Los Angeles boxing’s toughest, most competitive era.
Today, six decades later, the skinny kid isn’t quite as skinny, and the thick black hair not quite as dark, as when we first met, however, Frank Baltazar Sr. looks pretty much the same. Frank’s handsome latino features contradict his seventy-plus years.
The first time I saw Frank was in the mid-1960’s, shortly after he’d hung up the gloves, after a sixteen year amateur career. Frank’s education in prizrfighting took place during the sports most glorious period in California, lessons learned in countless gyms, arenas and clubs thruout the Southland. His teachers were hardened “old school” veterans, and he practiced his skills in the ring, trading blows with some of the greats of the era
Continue reading Los Angeles Boxing Legends: Frank Baltazar, Sr.