El Paso fighters still pursuing city's first world title

Full story: El Paso Times 8
David Rodriguez is 34-0 with 32 knockouts and he will fight in the Don Haskins Center on June 24, taking on Owen Beck for the WBC Fecombox heavyweight title. Full Story
puro soco

Mcallen, TX

#1 Jun 4, 2011
if austin trout was born in el paso he is legitimate the 1st el pasoan to win a world champion,regardless he lived in las cruces all his life,juarez is still looking for their first born world champion cesar soto was born in durango,juarez never accepted him as a champion because he was not born there! it's were your born that counts in boxing.
P-Rick

El Paso, TX

#2 Jun 4, 2011
I really hope D Rodriguez can get in shape for this fight . He has so much potential , but seems way overweight and visibly in horrible shape . Crossing my fingers!
Pablo

El Paso, TX

#3 Jun 4, 2011
I had my hopes high with David years ago. But the lack of quality competition in his career has lead me to believe that he is not going to be the champion this city craves. When David finishes his career, he will be forgotten. So the wait continues.
Knowledgable Fan

El Paso, TX

#4 Jun 4, 2011
Forget about David Rodriguez. His career has been a sham. Knowledgable fight fans will not be rooked by all the hype.

David will quit boxing when he is finally matched with a real boxer. His reason will be a made-up injury to his hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, etc.

The real reason will be below the belt. No manhood.
Great Boxing City

El Paso, TX

#5 Jun 4, 2011
El Paso is a great boxing town. Local government and the Chamber should put together the facilities and promotion to build upon more quality fights in El Paso. This would not only help El Paso fighters but create tourism for the city.

Every fighter has a following and when fighters come to El Paso, their fans will also come.

When last in Albuquerque, couldn't help but notice several El Paso boxers on the programs in several Casino facilities. Seems El Paso boxers need to go elsewhere to box in facilities that El Paso does not have. This is where a city like El Paso that doesn't have Casino hotels with large ballrooms really loses to other cities and even does harm to local boxers that are forced to travel. Casino hotels are not just about gambling but also have facilities that help the tourism market for a city.
mma

El Paso, TX

#6 Jun 4, 2011
MMA>boxing
never know

Canoga Park, CA

#7 Jun 6, 2011
I just saw chavez jr win a world title. He has been fighting no bodies for most of his fighting career and has been pampered. His.has.been a no guts to glory story yet today he is a world champion. David's boxing career has been like Chavez. We will see some enough where it goes
Heroic Mejicano

El Paso, TX

#8 Jun 14, 2011
Great Boxing City wrote:
El Paso is a great boxing town. Local government and the Chamber should put together the facilities and promotion to build upon more quality fights in El Paso. This would not only help El Paso fighters but create tourism for the city.
Every fighter has a following and when fighters come to El Paso, their fans will also come.
When last in Albuquerque, couldn't help but notice several El Paso boxers on the programs in several Casino facilities. Seems El Paso boxers need to go elsewhere to box in facilities that El Paso does not have. This is where a city like El Paso that doesn't have Casino hotels with large ballrooms really loses to other cities and even does harm to local boxers that are forced to travel. Casino hotels are not just about gambling but also have facilities that help the tourism market for a city.
Excellent proposal, but our city government is too busy catering to homosexuals to bother with such suggestions.

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