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Oxnard Salsa Festival events kick off with annual Salsa Dash on July 23

Oxnard Salsa Festival events kick off with annual Salsa Dash on July 23

The Oxnard Salsa Festival will launch its 18th annual season at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 23 with the annual Oxnard Salsa Dash through the streets of downtown Oxnard. The race begins at Heritage Square, 715 So. A St. and concludes at Plaza Park. The 5k/10k walk/run and Kids Fun Run, which benefit the Leukemia...
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Ruiz wins at Desert Showdown in Coachella

Ruiz wins at Desert Showdown in Coachella

Andy Ruiz, 17, defeated two opponents at the 2011 Desert Showdown held July 16-17 at the Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella. The recent graduate of Oxnard High, fought his first fight July 15, flooring his opponent early in the first round. “Once the bell rang for round two Andy once again jumped on his...
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Barrera named next opponent for Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios

Barrera named next opponent for Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios

Marco Antonio Barrera has been named the next opponent for Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios, who retained his WBA World Lightweight Championship with a third-round knockout of opponent Urbano Antillon at the Home Depot Center in Carson on July 9. Rios now has a record of (28-0-1) Barrera was named as the next opponent by promoter...
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Rios set to fight on July 9 in Carson

Rios set to fight on July 9 in Carson

Showtime Championship Boxing will present WBA World Lightweight Champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (27-0-1) of Oxnard versus Urbano Antillon (28-2) at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at the Home Depot Center in Carson. Rios is trained at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard. Tickets are $25, $50, $75 and $125. Click here for...
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Rios gets commendation from City of Oxnard

Rios gets commendation from City of Oxnard

Newly crowned WBA lightweight champ Brandon Rios received a commendation April 12 from the city of Oxnard for becoming its newest world champion. Rios, who won the title Feb. 26 from Miguel Acosta in what is being considered a candidate for fight of the year, now becomes the third world champion to come out of...
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WBA champ Rios shares new Belt with youth in Oxnard

WBA champ Rios shares new Belt with youth in Oxnard

Newly crowned WBA lightweight boxing champ Brandon Rios meet with youth from the Oxnard Boys and Girls club on March 30. Rios shared his life story with the youth including his troubled times while living in Garden City, Kansas, Manuel Herrera of Team Garcia reported in a media release. Rios said although life may...
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Shirt sales support Little Stingers Wrestling Club

Shirt sales support Little Stingers Wrestling Club

Fernando Carmona of First Impression Printing in Oxnard could be found Saturday morning, March 27 in front of the Oxnard High School gymnasium at a booth helping to sell tee-shirts and other items in support of the Little Stingers Wrestling Club.” Inside the gym, wrestlers were participating in the T.C.W.A. Freestyle/Folkstyle/Greco/Grappling Tournament. For more...
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Ruiz wins first bout at Golden Gloves Tournament

Ruiz wins first bout at Golden Gloves Tournament

Andy Ruiz of Oxnard has won his first bout at the Southern Calif Golden Gloves Tournament held March 8 at the Lincoln Park recreation center in Los Angeles, Manuel Herrera reported in a media release. With a score of 5-0, Ruiz advances to the quarter finals on Thursday. Ruiz almost ended the fight in...
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Garcia Boxing Academy receives van from Barber Ford

Garcia Boxing Academy receives van from Barber Ford

Photo courtesy of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy A custom van with a special van wrap mural was donated by Barber Ford in Ventura to the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy during a ceremony held Feb. 3 at the academy in Oxnard. The van will be used for transporting youth from the academy to boxing...
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Barber Ford donating custom van to Garcia Boxing on Feb. 3

Barber Ford donating custom van to Garcia Boxing on Feb. 3

A custom van with a special van wrap mural will be donated by Barber Ford in Ventura to the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard for transportation of the youth to boxing tournaments, Joe Chavez, Barber’s finance manager reported this week. A special unveiling will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday Feb. 3 at...
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