From the desk of Electra in the Ring.
In a hidden gem out in the dessert, in the middle of nowhere, is an incredible concept…. Boxing! Real boxing, in the ring, cold beers, bags of snacks, what more could you want?
To me, this was a dream come true. The Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino is not a scary creepy place like most California casino ‘s. The vibe was good, & the fights were on.
Goldenboy Productions presents Thursday Night Fight Nights. These fight nights are a great opportunity for the boxers, the lovers of boxing, and for people at home, they can watch it on ESPN. We’re still in a win win situation here.
Seven boxing matches is what was on the menu. Starting with 4 rounds of super lightweight’s was a nice warm up.
There were boxers from New York, Tijuana Mexico, the Philippines, Buena Park California, and Coachella California and Japan!
The co main event was welterweights going for 8 rounds. Eddie Gomez out of the Bronx NY 21-3 (12 KO’s) weighed in at 146 lbs. vs Shoki Sakai 22-8-2 (12 KO’s) 145.8 lbs fighting out of Amagasaki Japan. These boxers went all eight rounds. Giving it all they had. This was not a dancing competition. These fighters boxed! No boo’s from the crowd. Gomez from of the Bronx leaves the ring victorious.
Now let’s get to the main event.
Jason Quigley the pride of Donegal Ireland 14-0 ( 11 KO’s) 159.6 lbs vs Freddy Hernandez 34-9 (22 KO’s) 159.6 lbs. out of Mexico City Mexico. Jason “El Animal” is 27 years old. Signed by Goldenboy Promotions in 2014, has been a champion fighter his entire career. At the first bell, Hernandez with an age and height disadvantage was aggressive and fighting in a very straightforward way. He had Quigley all around the edges of the ring all night long. However, Quigley was landing some insane body shots to Hernandez’s left side, that I know is going to be hurtin for certain today. Quigley, an LA favorite, had quite a few fans in the crowd. They were stomping their feet, waving the Irish flag, and having a killer time. These boxers had incredible combinations and we’re fighting round after round. But what stands out, was Quigley unleashing masses of punches that were so fast it was pretty unbelievable. Quigley had also dominated in body punches.
Hernandez was badly swollen, bleeding and bruised. When the score cards were announced there was a lot of booing in the audience, but I was there. I watched the fight, and Jason Quigley was the better fighter last night, and remains undefeated.
Congratulations Jason Quigley, still the champ!
Thank you for taking the time to read my article on last nights boxing matches. There’s a ton of boxing going on around the world, and I’m here to bring you the highlights!
Photo by Brandon Magpantay