It is not often that a fight promotion can celebrate 50 shows at one location, but come Thursday, June 13th Fight Club OC will celebrate its 50th show inside The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center. And the number 50 has a special meaning as the evening will start early at 6pm with 50 cent hot dogs and 50 cent drinks served inside our all new SUMMER PARTY PATIO.
On June 13th tables and chairs will be placed around the Summer Party Patio for fans to relax, enjoy their hot dogs, have a drink, or smoke a cigar before the show begins. The Hangar doors will be open all the way to unveil not only our Cigar Lounge, but an area to get your photo taken with our Tecate Ring Card Girls and a place for fans to test drive the latest Super73 Electric Motorbikes. Even better, Super73 has agreed to give away a Super73 Z-1 to one lucky Fight Club OC fan at our December 5th show, and all you have to do is enter to win at any Fight Club OC show.
Fight Club OC’s June 13th show will kick your summer into high gear as SOCA Fights presents this six bout card that will feature blistering boxing and MMA action from the only hybrid boxing show in the land! Tickets are available at www.socafights.com with all seats priced at $60!
Come out and meet the champs for a great cause … helping fighters help themselves.
The date is Sunday, May 19, 2019 and it will be a great day, as Ring 10 of New York’s fundraising event will be held at the Villa Maria Academy, 3335 Country Club Road, Bronx, NY 10465. From 1 to 4 pm, it’s Run With The Champs; then, from 4-8 pm, Las Vegas Night Gambling with John Scully’s USA Amateur Boxing Reunion taking place.
We are looking for all boxing fans, former fighters, trainers, and officials to join us. Admission is $10.00 with food and drinks available to purchase, and 100% of all proceeds will go towards helping ex-fighters get back on their feet.
If you can not attend, please know that you can help by donating on our website www.ring10.org.
Ring 10 of New York kindly thanks you and we hope to see you on May 19th.
May 18, 2019 is going to shake Hawaiian Gardens to it’s coconuts as SOCA Fights presents our second installment of The Gardens Casino Fight Night! This six bout card will feature great action including a women’s NABO Middleweight Title Fight, and it all takes place at The Events Center at The Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens. Tickets are available at www.socafights.com with all seats priced at $60!
Headlining this epic night of pugilism will be undefeated Raquel Miller from San Francisco, CA (9-0 / 3 KOs) taking on former American Gladiator Erin (Steel) Toughill from Huntington Beach (7-4-1) in an 8 round NABO Middleweight Title Fight. Miller is ranked 5th in the world. Toughill is ranked 6th. The winner of this fight has a legitimate shot at meeting World Champion Clarissa Shields.
If you believe in PEACE and that it only takes one idea to change the world, please join the Henry Armstrong Foundation, Saturday April 27, 2019, by marching in the Los Angeles International Peace Parade Festival.
We will be introducing our new positive self image – psychology – mentoring – sports youth program which is intended to encourage young minds to get an idea of this concept worldwide. Come by our booth at the festival after the parade and meet the President / CEO and grandson of boxing icon and legend Henry Armstrong, Edward Scott, Jr., plus several Boxing Champions.
For further event information, contact Edward by email: Scottedward@aol.com or by viewing the website HenryArmstrongFoundation.org
On behalf of the Henry Armstrong Foundation – THANK YOU!
The “Gio Express” made another stop, Saturday night, at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, in a 10 round main event presented by Brian Halquist Productions. This was Halquist’s “Battle At The Boat 120” and the feature bout pitted Super Featherweights Giovanni “Gio” Cabrera Mioletti (16-0-0 w/7 KOs) Chicago, Illinois taking on Recky Dulay (11-5-0 w/8 KOs) Philippines.
Although scheduled for 10 rounds “Gio” made it an early night, first picking apart Dulay with crisp jabs and counter punching, as Dulay tried to close the distance and landed some shots of his own. In the third round Gio began battering him with power shots, which resulted in Dulay remaining on the stool and not coming out for the fourth round. He had enough of the “Gio Express”. In another dominant performance by “Gio” this one goes down in the record books as his 16th win, via a TKO in the 3rd round.
IBF #1 heavyweight Kubrat (26-1, 13 KOs) will put his rating on the line against Bogdan Dinu (18-1, 14 KOs) in a 10-round showdown on Saturday, March 23 at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, Calif. In the co-feature, former world champions Jessie Magdaleno (25-1, 18 KOs) and Rico Ramos(30-5, 13 KOs) will clash in a 10-round featherweight bout with potential world title implications.
Tickets for this show are priced at $60. and $75. and can be purchased on line at www.socafights.com
I was saddened to learn this past week that a dear friend of mine, past president and member of the executive VP board of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, Dr. Joe Noriega, passed away on February 18, 2019.
Joe was well known in the Los Angeles area for his outstanding work in the chiropractic field.
He is survived by his lovely wife Nelly, and sons Dr. Jess, and Chris.
May his soul rest peacefully in heaven with the Lord.
Funeral services will be held on March 9, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, California 90601.
Eight years down and our ninth year of Fight Club OC shows begins on February 21, 2019 and TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW AT www.socafights.com.
To all the
fans who have supported Fight Club OC shows over the years a huge thank you
from Roy Englebrecht Promotions and for making the Fight Club OC shows “the
most fun you can have on a Thursday night in Orange County”.
In 2019 fans will once again enjoy the only hybrid pro boxing show and martial arts regular scheduled show in the Southland but they will see the launch of our new Ringside Grandstands section. This will give The Hangar more of an arena look with three grandstand sections located in Section C under the video board that will accommodate 210 fans and increase capacity to 1,260 fans.
boxing website dmboxing.com picked Giovanni “Gio” Cabrera
Mioletti as one of 2018’s top prospects! On Friday, January 11, 2019 he showed
us why! In a 10 round main event presented by Brian Halquist Productions, at
the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, Gio took out former world rated
veteran Antonio Escalante in just 3 rounds.
The undefeated Gio, fighting out of Chicago, Illinois tipped the scales 129.2 while Escalante, fighting out of El Paso, Texas, weighed in at 128.8, but that’s as close as the fight ever got! Before a packed house, Gio went to work from the opening bell. His movement and ring generalship clearly sent a message to Escalante, that this wasn’t going to be his night. In the second round Gio dropped the veteran with a crisp left hand on the button. Escalante got up and survived the round, but the writing was on the wall. In the third, southpaw Gio stepped on the gas and midway through the round used a right jab to set up a picture perfect combination, left uppercut followed by a right hook. Escalante staggered back and as he was about to hit the deck, Gio added another left hand for good measure. Escalante, again, managed to get up. However he was in no shape to continue and referee Bobby Howard decided it was time to say goodnight to Mr. Escalente. The time was 1:48 of the third round. The win upped Gio’s record to 15-0 w/ 6 KOs while Escalante falls to 29-10 w/20 KOs.