The first Boxing event in New Mexico of 2019 will be presented by Holmes Boxing at the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, featuring former WBC title holder, Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado Jr.
The 8-round main event will see Fidel Maldonado Jr. against Luis Gerardo Avila. Maldonado Jr. is a heavy-handed southpaw with 19 of his 24 victories by knockout. As his career has went on the 27-year-old has fought at his best as a technician. “The Atrisco Kid” has won his last 5 fights in his home state. Avila, also 27, hails from Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico, and has 75% of his win by knock out. The local Boxing fans will remember, this past September, Avila took a split decision win over Antonio Martinez at Buffalo Thunder.
The co-main event will see Espanola, New Mexico, fan favorite Antonio “Tone” Martinez against Nogales Sonora, Mexico’s, Pablo Batres. In the nights featured bout, the women take center stage as unbeaten Leanna Martinez from Espanola, New Mexico, faces Power & Glory fighter Ceceilia Renova, who looks to rebound from an October, decision loss to Brandi Montoya.
Chicago’s Maurice “The Hulk” Jackson will lock up with El Paso, Texas’s Gabriel Rodriguez. Jackson is a Jacksonwink trained fighter with a 7-2 MMA record. This past May “The Hulk” won his pro boxing debut stopping Mark Jimenez at Buffalo Thunder. Rodriguez holds decision wins over New Mexico fighters Javier Cepeda, Gene Perez, and Antonio Martinez.
Unbeaten Loretto Oilvas, knocked out Jake McClain in his pro debut. Followed it up with a decision win over Ernesto Salvidrez. The Santa Fe fighter will now look to go 3-0 when he faces Albuquerque, NM, Andre Galarza, who bettered Daniel Flores-Garcia by split decision at Legacy Boxing Promotion’s, September event, Aztec Warfare II.
Opening the card will be a rematch from last year’s Cold War 4, as Albuquerque, NM, Jordanne “OMG” Garcia & El Paso, TX, Karina Mendoza look to finish what last time was scored a draw.
8 Rds @ 135: Fidel Maldonado Jr. (24-4-1) vs. Luis Gerardo Avila (8-14-3)
6 Rds @ 140: Antonio Martinez (9-5-4) vs. Pablo Batres (9-16)
4 Rds @ 114: Leanna Martinez (4-0) vs. Cecilia Renova (1-1)
4 Rds @ 180: Maurice Jackson (1-0) vs. Gabriel Rodriguez (4-2)
4 Rds @ 158: Loretto Oilvas (2-0) vs. Andre Galarza (1-0)
4 Rds @ 156: Jordanne Garcia (2-0-1) vs. Karina Mendoza (0-1-1)