Josue Morales - El Zurdo De Oro

Hometown boxer Josue Morales is a throwback type boxer, who will take on anyone at anytime, no questions asked.

From March 2018 to August 2019, he has fought ten times, and within those ten bouts he has taken on a Golden Boy Promotions prospect, a Premiere Boxing Champions prospect, and two bronze medal champion Olympians. Through all ten of these bouts Josue has never been hurt, knocked down, or stunned, and has represented himself, and Houston, Texas well.

We will be interviewing Josue later in the week to get his perspective on his recent run, as well as a few bad decisions that he’s come out on the wrong end of, including one in a bout that was practically in his hometown, against an Olympian.

For now, we invite you to enjoy several of his recent bouts. Look out for our exclusive interview with El Zurdo de Oro in the next few days.

Next Fight Up: August 23, 2021

Houston, Texas, Friday, August 23, 2019:

Jesse Garcia vs Christian Guido. photo courtesy of IRULL photos

Great show last night with a mix of showcase fights and tough bouts that kept the crowd entertained throughout the night.

Team Tiger Medina
Z-RO and Paul Wall. photo courtesy of IRULL photos

The show also had a distinct “H-Town” spirit to it, with hometown artists Z-Ro and Paul Wall in attendance.

Hernandez vs Bates. photo courtesy of IRULL photos
2020 Olympic hopeful Ginny Fuchs
Rafael “Tiger” Medina and Z-RO

Fight results:

Tristan Kalkreuth, TKO over Aaron John Valentine

Andre August, decision over Christian Solorazo

Luis Briceno Roman, KO over Joshua Freeland

Jesse Garcia, TKO over Christian Danilo Guido

Marcus Bates, decision over Saul Eduardo Hernandez

Raphael Igbokwe, decision over Genc Pilana

Jerrico Walton, decision over Victor Terrazas

Pablo Cruz, decision over William Gonzalez

Cruz vs Gonzalez. photo courtesy of IRULL photo

photo courtesy of IRULL photos

George Foreman vs Everett “Bigfoot” Martin

July 20, 2021 from The Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona

10 round heavyweight bout between “Big” George Foreman and Everett “Bigfoot” Martin, both from Houston, Texas. Martin fought out of Savannah Boxing Gym at the time and had Willie Savannah as well as Creed Fountain in his corner.

Larry O’Shields vs Floyd Mayweather

Larry O’Shields vs Floyd Mayweather : Jun 14, 2021

Larry O’Shields fights Floyd Mayweather at The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. O’Shields boxed out of Ray’s Boxing Club in Houston’s Northside, and was cornered by Ray Ontiveros, Gary Simons and Michael Thornberry on this night.

Lewis Wood vs David Santos: NABF Featherweight Title

Lewis Wood fights David Santos for the NABF featherweight title, March 28, 2021 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Wood wins a 12 round split decision. Wood is cornered by Kenny Weldon.

Chance Weldon shares his thoughts on Lewis Wood:

For those who didn’t have the pleasure of watching Houston boxing in the 1990’s, this is a video of Lewis Wood-one of the toughest, slickest, left-handers to ever come out of Houston. My Dad (who trained him) would have expanded that compliment to include not only Houston, but the world.

Lewis turned pro after losing a controversial fight to Oscar De La Hoya in the semi-finals of the Olympic trials. He would lose just once more in a controversial 4-round decision in his first pro fight against future world champion Jesus Chavez. He never lost again in over 10 years of fighting and had champions Derick Gainer and Floyd Mayweather pull out of fights to avoid facing him. He would later go on to have a successful career training and competing in mixed martial arts. He still trains MMA fighters in Houston.

In this video, he was still a few years from reaching peak performance, but already an awkward mess to deal with in the ring. He was a true ring tactician that knew, and used, every trick in the book.

Pascual Aranda vs Antonio Esparragoza rd’s 6-9

Pascual “Macho” Aranda (Houston, Texas) vs Antonio Esparragoza (Venezuela) for the WBA featherweight title, July 26, 2021 at The Las Americas Arena in Houston, Texas.

Aranda, originally from San Luis Potossi , Mexico made Houston his home and fought out of and representing Houston for several years. Hector Rocha worked Aranda’s corner as his chief second on this night. Rocha is a longtime Houston boxing coach, who has worked with a who’s who in boxing over his many years in the game.