WBO Champions Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring and Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez Visit The PTSD Foundation of America/ Camp Hope

PTSD Foundation of America/ Camp Hope, Houston, Texas:

WBO World Junior Lightweight Champion Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring and WBO/ NABO Light Heavyweight Champion Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez were in Houston, Texas on September 26, 2021 supporting military veterans at The PTSD Foundation of America/Camp Hope.  

Both champions were very generous with their time, signing autographs, speaking to and taking photos with the veterans at Camp Hope, showing appreciation for the men and women that have sacrificed to serve our country.

Both men are also in preparation for upcoming title bouts.

Herring is set to defend his WBO World Junior Lightweight Title against Lamont Roach on November 9 in Fresno, California on a card that will be shown on ESPN Plus.

Lopez is set to defend his WBO/NABO National and NBA and ABO World Titles as well as challenge for the WBC/NABF Light Heavyweight Title against Tommy “Kryptonite” Karpency on November 16th in Conroe, Texas.

The day was also a special one for the U.S.  Marine Corps veteran and 2012 Olympian Herring, as he sacrificed spending time with his wife on their wedding anniversary to attend this event to support his fellow vets that battle PTSD.

In a video interview we did with Herring that was unfortunately cut short due to technical difficulties, Herring expressed the importance of giving back to and sacrificing for others as a part of his job as a world champion and leading by example.  

Special thanks to Jamel Herring and his wife for their service and sacrifice on their special day as well as to Alfonso Lopez III, Chris Stalder, Felix Ramirez, and Ron and Lynn Collins of El Tigre Promotions for helping to make this event possible.

A special thanks also to Hosanna Rull / Combat Sports Media for documenting and covering the event. All photos are courtesy of Hosanna Rull / Combat Sports Media, IRULL Photos.

Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez begins preparations for his November bout with Tommy “Kryptonite” Karpency

Magnolia, Texas : HCP Barbell

It was a busy day at HCP Barbell yesterday as The Pride of Texas, Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez began preparations for his November 16, 2021 bout against Tommy “Kryptonite” Karpency.

Lopez is the ABO, NBA, and WBO/NABO Light-Heavyweight Champion, as well as being ranked 9th by the WBC/NABF and is a former Texas State Light-Heavyweight Champion.
Karpency is ranked 5th by the WBC/NABF and is a former WBA Fedecentro, NABA and Pennsylvania State Light-Heavyweight Champion, as well as holding a notable win over former world champion “Bad” Chad Dawson.

Their bout on November 16, 2021 at The Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe, Texas will surely be a hotly contested battle as Lopez looks to get into the big four, world title picture and Karpency will be fighting to keep his place in world title contention, having previously challenged world champions Adonis Stevenson, Andrzej Fonfara, and Nathan Cleverly.

Also present on at HCP Barbell on yesterday were professional boxers Alicio “Iron” Castaneda and Adam Ealoms, as well as amateur boxers Rafael “Tiger” Medina, Zaaron Pacheco, and Justin Gonzalez, all of whom are also in preparations for upcoming bouts.

Castaneda and Ealoms will be on the Lopez vs Karpency undercard, Zaaron Pacheco and Justin Gonzalez will be fighting at an amateur show in Mercedes, Texas on September 28 and Rafael ” Tiger” Medina is in preparations for his professional debut on a date to be announced soon.

Coach Felix Ramirez was also in attendance on yesterday, working with both amateur and pro boxers, and sharing his vast knowledge in the sport of boxing as well as the business of boxing.

USA vs CUBA: Amateur Boxing 1982

USA vs CUBA 1982 USA vs THE WORLD in Amateur boxing Reno, NV

Jesse Benavides vs Omar Santiesteban

Robert Shannon vs Ernesto Delis

119lbs Adolfo Horta (Highlight)

Pernell Whitaker vs Angel Herrera (highlight)

Jerry Page vs Carlos Garcia (highlights)

Mark Breland vs Candelario Duvergel 147

Pablo Romero vs Sherman Griffin (highlight)

Elmer Martin vs Hermangildo Baez

Tyrell Biggs vs Teofilo Stevenson

1991 USA Boxing National Golden Gloves Championships

1991 Golden Gloves National Championships

112lbs Timothy Austin vs Russell Roberts (Round 3)

106lbs Dan Davis vs Brett Corbett (highlights)

119lbs Aristead Layton vs Frank Gentile (highlights)

125lbs Fred Neal vs Fernando Sanchez (highlights)

139lbs Joel Perez vs Terronn Millett (rnd 2 on)

132lbs Larry Nicholson vs Dezi Ford (highlights)

156lbs Kevin Bonner vs Leon Richeson (highlights)

147lbs Tony Bonsante vs Ross Thompson (rnd 2 on)

165lbs Frank Savannah vs Zebedee Coleman (rnd 2 on)

178lbs Jeremy Williams vs John Ruiz (rnd 3)

HVY Austin Thompson vs Melvin Foster (rnd 3)

Super HVY Samson Pouha vs Bobby Harris

Boxing Fundamentals: Pursuing, Cutting Off the Ring, and Keeping Your Opponent in Corners

King Boxing Gym, in the C.E. King area of Houston, Texas:

Eleazar “Pelon” Renteria explains proper footwork fundamentals for pursuing, cutting off the ring, and keeping your opponent in corners.

Renteria also comments on some common mistakes made by many boxers, that don’t allow them to move properly around the ring while maintaining their stance, positioning, and balance.