Boxing in Tijuana gets off to a rousing start with the second of three shows

January 21, 2018 No Comments

On Monday, January 22, 2018, boxing promoter Gabriel Quinones, his staff and several of the principles contracted to appear in his first show held their first Press Conference of 2018 to announce the first show of Thursday evening, January 25, 2018, at the popular nightspot, Rancho Grande on Avenida Revolucion in Tijuana’s Downtown. All photos: J. Wyatt

To get the year off to a grand start, it’s always best to have that first Press Conference at a memorable, warm and friendly place, and that’s just what the promoter, Gabriel Quinones did by making reservations with the Birrieria Guanajuato restaurant which is known for its hospitality, food and freshly made corn tortillas (1,500+ per day we were told).


Birrieria Guanajuato is one of those great traditional restaurants that every Sunday has mariachis performing for the crowd.

To help you locate this treasure of a restaurant, it is on the same street as the beautiful cathedral (below) and being on such high ground you can look back at San Diego and see the Pacific Ocean with its waves crashing against the shore. This particular street with its restaurant, church, plus assortment of small businesses appears to be higher up than any other landmark in the city of Tijuana.

As mentioned above, Thursday evening’s show will be the second Pro Boxing Show of 2018 in Tijuana. The first was hosted by AZTK Boxing & MMA which took place on Saturday night and hopefully the boxers competing in that show will be recognized and get credited for their wins. Omar Valenzuela, Edgar “Shory” Cuevas and Guillermo Casas all fought and as of Monday, there was no mention of their bouts. 

In order to be perfectly clear in regards to who is fighting who on Thursday night, we will make a final addendum to this article and insert the Global IDs of all boxers pre-fight. As of this date, we are missing three Global IDs for the three are boxers who are making their Pro debut.

One by one the local boxers who were scheduled to headline Thursday evening’s show were asked for their thoughts about their preparation and concerns about their opponent. With Victor Fonseca in the Main Event, he was asked to go first.

Fonseca’s opponent on Thursday night, middleweight Pavel Miranda was asked to followup with his thoughts.

Next, it was middleweight Cristian “El Ruso” Olivas.

The newly hired matchmaker for Quinones Promociones, the former Head of the Tijuana Boxing Commission Officials and World Champion Boxer Alejandro “Terra” Garcia gave us his thoughts on the upcoming show.

As you can imagine when they introduced the ring card gals for Thursday’s show, the eyes and ears of their male counterparts became mesmerized, extremely attentive.

Ring announcer Pablo Flores handled all of the introductions.

Promoter Gabriel Quinones (center) stands between the gentleman in Thursday evening’s Main Event, Victor Fonseca (15-8-1, 13 KOs), left and Pavel Miranda (22-11-1, 12 KOs) right.

Two of Victor “Sina” Fonseca’s biggest fans, his boys, pose for a photo with their hero.

Boxing promoter and manager Gabriel Quinones (l) poses for a photo with his star athlete Cristian Olivas.

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