The Best in Northwest
Featuring Award Winning
Writing and Photographs by Mike Blair and Ricardo
Ibarra and Richard Baker
Congratulations to Aubrey Morrow, selected as the Western Region Fighter of the Year by Canadian Boxiana. Read about that HERE. We certainly agree with GM Ross in the selection of Morrow.
Dashon Johnson returns to Canada to compete at Gloved Up Promotions’ “Rumble at the Rink” on May 2. Read more HERE
If you have the ability, help these young boxers out. We all know Chauncey and the amazing work he does training and advocating for his folks.
My name is Chauncy Welliver. I am a former professional boxer now running an amateur boxing team.
We lucked out recently and had the national championships for amateur boxing in our city of Spokane, WA. In the nationals we entered one of our heavyweights, Pat Ferguson, with the minimum amount of fights needed to enter the tournament. He fought against all odds, nobody expected him to win a fight. He WON THE ENTIRE TOURNAMENT!!! First Spokane boxer to win this tournament in 51 years. On top of that he won the tournaments "Most Outstanding Boxer." First ever from our great city. Newspapers and online media have tagged him "the Real Rocky Story."
My gym BoxFit is producing some great talent and will continue to do so with the right experience for our boxers.
In less than 2 years we have a national champion male and #5 USA ranked female.
We hope to send the team to the World Championships in Kansas City, MO August 5 through 8.
What we would need help with is travel, hotel, food and entry fees for boxers. With this being an amateur tournament all costs comes out of pocket so we are seeking support to help make this dream a reality.
Every little bit helps and every dollar will go for the 2015 World Championships.
Contribute at Go Fund Me by clicking HERE
Jennifer Hamann made her professional debut as a boxer on July 11th on the undercard of the ESPN2 show that featured Tureano Johnson amd Mike Gavronski. Hamann scored a unanimous decision win over Ariel Beck in that fight, but her biggest fight was come six days later. Hamann has been diagnosed with a brain tumer, and must undergo treatment.
Treatmrnt for such tumors is expensive. Jennifer can use the support of anyone willing to help her out. For more information, and to help out, please go to Jennifer's Go Fund Me site.
Sue Fox and WBAN have initiated a petition to the International Olympic Committee asking them to increase the number of weight divisions in Women's Boxing for the 2016 Olympic Games. Please add your name to the petition and help to increase the number of women athletes who will have an opportunity to compete on the international stage. Access the petition HERE.
Part One of an article explaining how the commissions in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho and British Columbia determine whether to approve proposed bouts.
UPDATED February 11th The Pacific
Northwest Boxing Rankings.
See which NW fighters make
their debut and which ones move up or down in this edition of the rankings. It has been suggested that we add a Men's Pound for Pound category. Send us an email with your suggestions.
updated August 6,
Where I address: Misrepresenting Free Speech; Village Idiots; Stop Blaming Someone Else; Solving Climate Change; Accountablilty:
Schools, Teachers, Students, Parents, Government;
Free Speech?; What are
politicians supposed to
Letting Go of Daily
Stress; How US lawmakers are playing
you; Travelling to TURKEY -
plan your excursion today; An email exchange that
points out what is wrong and what is right in
Education today; Why Banks Are Failing; New
Socialsim; Bottom Feeders in School, Fans Being a
Bit Too Over Anxious; H1N1, 'What Happens in
Vegas...', Carry On Luggage, Complaining about
Education, 'Existential threats', A High School
Musical, The Gallup experience, Non Partisan
Politics; Boxing vs MMA, AUSTRALIA! negative
campaign adverts, shouts from the crowd, pros and
amateurs, ring announcers, contract
is entitled to my opinion
Ali Center in Louisville,
Kentucky is open for visitors. The center is a must see for
all boxing fans, but it offers
much more. Take a look at some of the interesting and
inspirational exhibits that await you.
The Cowsills performed at
the Silver Reef on September 18. Read about the show HERE.
2014 Fight Schedule *
March 6th, 2015 Little Creek Casino, Shelton Washington, ESPN2 Friday Night Fights
March 21, 2015 Corpuz Boxing Amateur Event in Toppenish Washington
March 28 Emerald Queen Casino Brian Halquist Productions and The 100th Battle at the Boat Tacoma Washington
April 11th, 2015 Ballard Elks Pro-Am Event
May 2, 2015 Strawson Boxing, Nanaimo British Columbia
May 30 Emerald Queen Casino Brian Halquist Productions Tacoma, Washington
August 15 Emerald Queen Casino Brian Halquist Productions Tacoma, Washington
November 7 Emerald Queen Casino Brian Halquist Productions Tacoma, Washington
*Subject to Change
After you have finished looking through the
fight news and photos on our site, visit our
friends at these sites:
Boxing Archive Network - If you want to know
what is happening in the world of women's boxing,
the answers are here.
Halquist Productions - Get the latest news on
upcoming fights, concerts and other events staged
by the northwest's premier promoter
News - We like it because Sam DiTusa and Shamus
Young report for them.
Flatpuss Boxing - Richard Baker's homage to boxing
Canadiian Boxiana - If it is happening in Canada, you can read about it here.
Klink - Need a 'voice' for an event? Look here.
Shanon is slick, professional and a crowd
Beat - If it's boxing news, odds are you'll
find it here
- Look for news in the boxing world at this
Fight Scene - The Northwest's Premiere
Fightlife and Nightlife Magazine
- It will do you good to keep up with what our
British friends see in the world of boxing.
Round Boxing - Your chance to talk to others
about boxers and other boxing topics.
- A site with boxer's records and opponents
- Big Joe Miranda is one of the bigger men and
bigger names in fight photography. He doesn't miss
- Read about , and watch what Edgar Gonzalez sees
in the world of boxing.
- A bit of News, a bit of History, a whole lot of
what happens in southern California and las
Missing the links and pics to the playboy
shows? click HERE