Budding superstar and WBA-NABA 140-pound champ Kendo “Tremendo” Castaneda is scheduled to continue his rise to world champ today at the Cowboy Dance Hall in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas. “Tremendo” had a breakthrough 2018 taking home our “fighter of the week” back in August when he took a lopsided decision over Jesus Gutierrez at the Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas. Then took home the WBA-NABA strap in his next fight against fellow unbeaten San Antonian Gilbert Venegas in what Castaneda describes his best performance, in not just beating Venegas but badly beating up and totally outclassing the much bigger Venegas over a ten round affair. Castaneda has an all-star team behind the emerging career he is currently trained by legendarSanan Antonio native and former world champ “Jesse” James Leija and is promoted by Roy Jones Jr Promotions.
“King” Ryan Garcia has a cult-like following of fans that would rival any pop band. The 20-year-old lightweight has an allegiance of female followers his social media followers are startling the King has 150,000 Twitter followers…and a mind-numbing 2.3 million followers on Instagram. He is promoted by Oscar De La Hoya and is the Golden Boy’s newest Golden Boy. Oscar was promoting him as this generation, Oscar. But does Garcia posses the skills that can propel him to that level? So far the answer is…. maybe ….. but maybe not. The Protege hasn’t had a breakthrough performance and was given a tough than expected fight with Jayson Velez and was given life and death, against mostly unknown Carlos Morales, in a fight that we scored for Garcia (97-93) but many scored the other way. With other superstars emerging around his weight like Devin Haney, Teofimo Lopez and Golden Boy stablemate Vergil Ortiz who destroys everyone. The 20-year-old Angelino has taken a bit of a back seat to those names in many boxing circles but not in pop culture circles as he remains as popular as ever. King Ry steps back into the ring this Saturday in Indio, California and will need a sensational performance against Jose Lopez to back up the massive hype and accolades he has received.
Shawn Porter has reportedly said “yes” to a unification fight with IBF welterweight Champ Errol Spence. Spence is coming off perhaps the most impressive performance of his career a shut-out UD over pound for pound elite Mikey Garcia. In the post-fight press conference, Spence hinted at the idea that Porter avoided him opting to take his mandatory instead, The week prior Porter escaped with what many saw as a “gift decision” against Yordenis Ugas, Porter’s mandatory, Ugas entered as a sizeable underdog and outside of us, was given no chance by anyone. In a fight that nearly everyone favored Spence to win prior to Porter’s last performance would no be viewed as a bit of a mismatch by many. However, the WBC champ says he is not only open to the unification bout but has said “yes” to it and expects it to be next and on PPV… The ball now bounces into Spence’s court.