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Diego Magdaleno (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Diego Magdaleno is a junior lightweight boxer who, as of 2015, holds a record of 27-1 with 11 knockouts on his ledger. He is a top 10 contender as a professional and as an amateur he won Gold in the U.S. National Championships. He ois a southpaw who uses timing and distance very well. Not a knockout puncher but make no mistake he can crack and he has loads of stamina. Diego still has a bunch to learn but his skills and understanding of the sport itself are improving constantly.
Diego Magdaleno's best wins came from beating Oscar Bravo, Fernando Beltran, Emmanuel Lucero and Marcos Jimenez.
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Ishe Smith (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Sugar Shay has fought as a junior middleweight and as a middleweight. He is the former jr. middleweight champion and his current record reads 26-7 with 12 knockouts to his credit. Not a knockout artist but rather a counter puncher with above average defensive skills and fast hands. Smith is one of those boxers who could have done more with his career if he had great management and a promotional push when he was in his prime.
Ishe Smith's top victories came from toppling Cornelius Bundrage, Pawel Wolak, Randall Bailey and David Estrada.
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Hannah Fox (Las Vegas, Nevada)
The Vegas Fox retired with a good resume that reads 12-1 with 3 of those victories coming by way of knockout. Fox won the junior welterweight championship and then she retired while still champion. Fox was good with footwork and her jab was accurate. She did not fight well on the inside but she was an excellent distance boxer.
Hannah Fox's best wins came from defeating Leah Mellinger, Diane Dutra, Glenda Watkins and Sarah Schmedling.
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Jesse Vargas (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Jessie Vargas is the junior welterweight champion and he is an active fighter with a record standing at 26-0 with 9 knockouts. His power is not very good and he has barely won a few of his matches. On the other hand Vargas is young, improving every bout and has already shown heart and stamina. Vargas has shown a tendency to fade down the stretch and he is inconsistent. The good knews, however, is that when he is clicking on all cylinders he shows potential.
Jesse Vargas has some descent wins including beating Antonio DeMarco, Anton Novikov, Steve Forbes and Khabib Allakhverdiev.
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Jesse Brinkley (Yerington, Nevada)
Jesse Brinkley fought as a super middleweight (168 pounds) and his final tally is 35-7 2ith 22 knockouts. Never did he win a world title but he was always a worthy contender in this division. Somewhat slow of foot and lacking on defense, Brinkley made up for those flaws with heavy punching power, heart, stamina and a never say die, aggressive style. A crowd favorite with a come forward, stalking style that kept fans cheering in many of his fights.
Jesse Brinkley's top wins came over Curtis Stevens, Joey Gilbert, Jonathan Reid and Mike Paschall.
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Melinda Cooper (Las Vegas, Nevada)
La Maravilla is still an active female prizefighter as of 2015 and she sports a resume that reads 23-2 with 11 knockouts. She is the former flyweight champion of the world and she is known for fast hands, solid chin and good combination punching from the inside or the outside.
Melinda Cooper's top accomplishments were from defeating the likes of Donna Biggers, Anissa Zamarron, Lina Ramirez and Celina Salazar.
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James Crayton (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Too Sweet was a contender and gatekeeper in the lightweight division and he finished his career inside the squared circle sporting a mark of 34-28-2 with 21 knockouts. Crayton seemed to lack proper training and motivation at times which is a shame because when he was on Crayton had solid skills and power complemented by a powerful and accurate stick.
James Crayton's biggest wins came from topping Ernesto Zepeda, Alex Perez, Saul Duran and Johnny Montantes.
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Jesse Magdeleno (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Jesse Magdaleno competes in the junior featherweight division and as of 2015 his record is 20 wins with no losses and 10 of those victories have come by way of knockout. Although he is still raw he seems to be improving rapidly. What he lacks in head movement and overall defense he more than makes up for with his smart aggression and volume punching.
Jesse Magdaleno's best wins have come against Luis Maldonado, Jonathan Arrellano, Aldimar Santos and Nick Fast.
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Brian Battease (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Nails was a featherweight contender who wrapped up his ring career with a mark of 7-3-2 with 2 knockouts on his docket. He possessed average speed and power but he always showed heart and will when the bell rang even when he was outgunned.
Brian Battease's best wins came from beating the likes of Issac Hildago and Gabe Garcia.
George Joey Curtis
Joey Curtis was a pro boxer although he did not do very well He also judged boxing bouts in the state of Nevada and he was a licensed referee in Nevada.
Curtis reffed over 100 bouts, amateur and pro, and he officiated more than ten world title bouts.
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