Boxing News: Ronny Rios, Thomas Treiber, One In A Million Boxing

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 22, 2008) Eighteen year old amateur standout Ronny Rios makes his professional debut this Friday night, October 24th at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario . The Santa Ana resident will battle fellow debuter Fermin Perez of Puerto Rico in a scheduled super bantamweight four round bout..

“I’m very excited to turn pro this Friday night. I’ve been training hard in the gym and look forward to putting on a terrific performance for the fans in Ontario ,” said Rios.

Rios’s illustrious amateur career included first place finishes at the United States Men’s Nationals (twice), National Golden Gloves, World Golden Gloves, Under 19 Nationals, National Silver Gloves and the National Junior Golden Gloves.

Said manager Frank Espinoza, “It’s always exciting when a fighter with great amateur credentials turns pro. I know that expectations will be high for Ronny given his success as an amateur and his popularity in Southern California but I think he’s ready. He’s very focused and has been training diligently with Hector Lopez in the gym.”

Also, on the NEW BLOOD II card this Friday night is Espinoza Boxing Club’s Luis Ramos, 7-0 (5KO’s) who will battle Fort Worth’s Sadot Vazquez, 3-2-1 (1KO) in a scheduled six round lightweight bout. The much talked about recent performances of Ramos has raised the talk in the Southern California area to a fever pitch.

Advance tickets for the Thompson Boxing Promotions event can be obtained by calling 714-935-0900 or by visiting their website at The Doubletree Hotel--Ontario is located at 222 N. Vineyard Avenue. First bell is scheduled for 7:45pm.

The ESPINOZA BOXING CLUB was started in 1991 by Los Angeles area businessman Frank Espinoza. Espinoza has earned numerous accolades for his management skills from many boxing newspaper and internet writers.

In 2006, Espinoza was awarded the Manager of the Year award from the World Boxing Hall of Fame and inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame.

In the September 2008 issue of Ring Magazine, Espinoza was praised for his outstanding handling of the career of junior featherweight world champion and “Pound for Pound” superstar Israel “EL MAGNIFICO” Vazquez.

Vazquez is currently ranked on numerous Pound for Pound lists including # 4 by Yahoo Sports, # 5 by Ring Magazine and # 7 by ESPN.

Espinoza also has managed retired former world champion Martin “EL GALLITO” Castillo and currently manages world ranked Alex Valdez and Miguel “EL ANESTESISTA” Huerta in addition to undefeated prospects Manuel “SUAVECITO” Roman, Jesus “POLLO” Hernandez, Luis Ramos, Carlos Molina, Abraham Lopez and Ronny Rios.

For more information on The Espinoza Boxing Club, please visit their newly remodeled website at


CHICAGO, IL (October 22, 2008) Nationally known ring announcer Thomas Treiber dons the headphone and microphone this Saturday night, October 25th, as he handles “blow by blow” duties for the Fox Sports Net broadcast of the “EXPLOSIONS OVER THE MIDLANDS” world class professional boxing event.

“'Blow by blow announcing is truly a passion of mine, it gives me an opportunity to truly interact with the fight fans watching the broadcast. I’m very happy that Fox Sports Net and Standing 8 Count Productions selected me for this opportunity” said Treiber.

“EXPLOSIONS OVER THE MIDLANDS,” broadcast from the Township Auditorium in Columbia, South Carolina, features ten world class bouts headlined by an IBF International Super Middleweight bout between Jean Paul “THE PROFOUND” Mendy and Jason “Notorious” Naugler.

This past Thursday night, October 16th, Treiber pitched in for charity as the host and ring announcer for legendary football player Dick Butkus’ Foundation fund raiser at the Park West Theater in Chicago. The star studded event featured an action packed evening of amateur boxing.

Said Treiber, “Working with Dick Butkus was terrific. It was a pleasure to assist him in raising money for his charitable foundation and I look forward to next year’s event.”

Thomas Treiber has been amongst the most visible and versatile announcers in boxing, mixed martial arts and professional wrestling for the last seventeen years.. His credits include work on HBO, Showtime, CBS Sports, ESPN, Fox Sports Net, Spike TV and Pay Per View events. He can be contacted through his website at or by calling 219-801-9433.

Flooding Leaves Gary P.A.L. Amateur Fighters Without A Gym October 2008

October 22, 2008 - (Merrillville, IN) The Gary PAL has offered a refuge for youth of the City of Gary for nearly thirty years. Opening its doors daily Coach John Taylor has created an outreach that has continued to grasp the interest of the children in the City.

Nearly a month has passed and for many the historical flooding of September can still be felt. Though the waters have receded and the streets have dried some still remain displaced. The hard rains had affected the whole region and closed down roads and schools. Indiana University Northwest Gary Campus was one of the campuses most greatly affected by the flooding having numerous campus structures damaged.

Just the length of a football field north of the campus sat one of the City of Gary's strongest youth organizations. In a little old building The Gary P.A.L. (Police Athletic League), which has been a safe haven for the youth of Gary since 1979 sat deep under water.

Coach John Taylor who began this program and still runs it today said this was the worst it had ever been since they had started. "The longest we have ever had closed before was a couple of days, but with this much damage I am not sure when or if we are going to be able to reopen. The flooding ruined everything; the water was above the ring, which is about 5 feet high."

The Gary P.A.L. is a simple program, it is a amateur youth boxing program at no cost to the participants and one that Coach Taylor has personally picked up the kids and brought them to the gym for years. He has continuously sought to better the youth of the City and offer them an outlet and mentor them to succeed not only in the ring, but also in life.

"Octavius said bring the kids in immediately after he heard about the flooding and the damage to our gym. And we have been here at the One In A Million Gym ever since." Taylor said. "This has been a true blessing because if we hadn't had a place to train I would have lost all of our kids. Once they lose interest, they are gone and back to the streets, fortunately the kids love it here at One In A Million, saying how it is the nicest boxing gym they have ever seen. Also, Octavius has assured me that he will have a meeting with Mayor Clay (referring to the Mayor of Gary) discussing if the City will be able to assist me & the children in returning back to our home gym. It makes me happy to know we can continue such a rich tradition of keeping the kids off the streets, and helping create more World Champions."

With the damage too extensive to fix and with the children of the Gary P.A.L. left homeless One In A Million Boxing CEO Octavius James welcomed in Coach Taylor and his kids with open arms immediately after hearing of the flooding at the Gary P.A.L. "Being from the City of Gary and seeing what a significant role John Taylor has been in helping the youth of the City, there was no hesitation on our part to give Coach Taylor and the Gary P.A.L. amateurs a place to train for as long as they need. Many amateurs, now fighting Professionally for One In A Million Boxing have come from the Gary P.A.L. including past & present fighters, from Angel Manfredy, Derrick "Superman" Findley, NABC Female Lightweight Champion "Merciless" Mary McGee along with many others."

Article posted on 22.10.2008

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