The anticipation is revving up for the only female fight on the NorCal Battle of the Badges card. Jessica Glissmeyer, Folsom State Prison vs Ruby Aguirre, LAPD has to be the front runner for the UCA “Fight of the Night” honors. There is a reason everyone looks forward to seeing women fight, because they fight! This fight is guaranteed to raise the bar and break fresh ground for women boxing. Battle of the Badges takes place Saturday October 11, 2014 at the Red Lion Woodlake Hotel, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento, CA. Doors open at 5pm, first bell rings at 6pm. TICKETS: General $25.00 Ringside $40.00.
Dark Star Boxing Gym held an open workout for Brandon Lugar, CDCR, CSP SAC to promote the NorCal Battle of the Badges. Lugar will make his Battle of the Badges debut Saturday October 11, 2014 when he squares off with Mike Garcia, Folsom State Prison in a cruiserweight showdown. Although Lugar is a Battle of the Badges newcomer he is in great shape and ready to lock horns with Garcia as soon as he steps into the ring. This is a classic matchup between two fighters from rivaling prisons. Do not miss this fight! Tickets are on sale now! To see Brandon Lugar workout photos visit United Combat Association Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.777375738979596.1073741994.219484084768767&type=3
Battle of the Badges takes place Saturday October 11, 2014 at the Red Lion Woodlake Hotel, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento, CA. Doors open at 5pm, first bell rings at 6pm. TICKETS: General $25.00 Ringside $40.00.
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It’s official two of the biggest names in Public Safety Boxing will headline the LA Battle of the Badges September 26, 2014 at the Quiet Cannon, Montebello California. Both camps agreed to the terms of the contract and the only thing left to do is fight. The undisputed, reigning and defending UCA Cruiserweight State Champion Brian Stevens, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. will make the 2nd defense of his title against Travon Taylor Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Taylor holds a record of 10-1 and is the #1 ranked Cruiserweight in California. Taylor’s quest for the UCA State Title started in February, 2014 when he defeated the previously undefeated 3rd ranked Ryan Hotchkiss, Barstow Police Dept. On Friday night Taylor will get the chance to complete his quest. Don’t miss your chance to see two of the most talented public safety boxers in California battle it out for the UCA Cruiserweight State Championship Title. The LA Battle of the Badges takes place September 26, 2014 at the Quiet Cannon 901 Via San Clemente, Montebello California. Doors open at 5 p.m. First bell rings at 6pm. Tickets prices are $25.00 general, $50.00 ringside.
Two newly crowned Champions have been forced to withdraw from the October 11, 2014 Battle of the Badges card due to injuries suffered in training. The UCA Jr Welterweight Champion Francisco Flores, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Dept. and the UCA Middleweight Champion DJ Vargas, Avenal Police Dept. were scheduled to make the first defense of their title but they will have to wait. Flores was scheduled to face #3 Shant Sheklanian, Madera Police Dept. and Vargas was set to face #2 Quincy Mirage, LAPD. Both title fights have been postponed to the April 4, 2015 Central California Battle of the Badges Event at the Hanford Civic Auditorium.
On Friday, September 26, 2014 Brian Stevens, LASD, Travon Taylor, OCSO, Aurelio Vasquez, LAPD, Matthew Pereida, LASD, Mike Frazier, LASD, Bert Castaneda, LAPD Gerardo Pachuca, LASD and Jake Ching, LACoFD will write their own story of their journey of discipline, sacrifice, passion, determination, adversity, effort and detail. When the time comes to be on that stage, it’s your battle, your triumph, your heartache. It’s the story you tell to your family. It’s the memories you make and keep with you for the rest of your life. For 6 short minutes nothing else matters except being the best fighter you can be. Sacrifice now and live the rest of your life a champion. The LA Battle of the Badges takes place at the Quiet Cannon 901 Via San Clemente, Montebello California. Doors open at 5 p.m. First bell rings at 6pm. Tickets prices are $25.00 general, $50.00 ringside and on sale now.
Aurelio Vasquez, LAPD suffered his first and only defeat to Matthew Pereida, LASD in last year’s UCA “Fight of the Year.” It was a back and fourth war between two highly skilled fighters but there had to be a winner. Pereida would escape with a razor close split decision win and put a blemish on Vasquez perfect record. The fight became an instant classic earning Vasquez and Pereida the respect and attention of all public safety boxing fans and fighters. On Friday September 26, 2014 Vasquez and Pereida will finally meet again and battle it out for the UCA Super Middleweight State Championship Title. The action takes place at the Quiet Cannon 901 Via San Clemente, Montebello California. Doors open at 5 p.m. First bell rings at 6pm. Tickets prices are $25.00 general, $50.00 ringside and on sale now.
Public Safety boxing is transitioning into a new breed of super athletes who are elevating the game. This new breed of fighter have top level coaches, they are training, and sparring with professional and world champion fighters. They study the game, they eat well, and when they are not working they are training. It explains how these fighters are breaking into the top ten and fighting for the state title so quickly. The days of training for three weeks to prepare for a fight are over. To make a run at the title you have to dedicate yourself to the game. It has to nearly consume your life. One workout missed could be the difference between winning and losing a fight.
New fighter looking to get a shot at the UCA belt, Benjamin Dobbs, represents the new generation of Public Safety boxing. Benjamin Dobbs, U. S Navy, 190lbs has 33 fights and holds a record of 21-12 and is hungry and ready to fight now. “I want the belt and I will do anything to get on this card!” Dobbs said. “I want to fight for the 190lb title and also want a shot at the UCA Super Heavyweight title if someone pulls out of the fight. I want to be UCA’s pound for pound king. It would mean a lot to me as I am active duty in the Navy. I’m making the trip all the way from Virginia. One of my very good friends is fighting on the card and it would be big for the Navy to have two Sailors from one ship compete together on the same night. I would like to make the Navy proud by coming back with the belt. Hopefully a match can be made.” The Public Safety Boxing Game has changed.
Two of the very best fighters in California will face off Saturday, October 11, 2014 when break out star Shant Sheklanian, (5-0) Madera Police Dept. gets set for the biggest fight of his career when he faces the UCA Jr. Welterweight State Champion Francisco Flores. Stanislaus County Sheriffs Dept. Both fighters are coming into this fight with tremendous confidence. Flores has put together a 5 fight winning streak since losing in 2009 to Police Olympic Gold Medalist Walter Lavarro, Long Beach Police Dept. Flores defeated Lavarro by razor close decision in April avenging his only loss and also claiming the UCA Jr. Welterweight title. Sheklanian proved he belongs with the elite of the division earlier this year by defeating the highly talented, previously undefeated Taron Scott (6-1), CDCR, CYA. If you want to be the best you have to beat the best and that is what Sheklanian has to do to become the Jr. Welterweight Champion. Don’t miss this explosive fight October 11, 2014 Red Lion Woodlake Hotel & Conference Center 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento California. General admission $25.00 Ringside $40.00. Doors open at 5pm, first bell rings at 6pm.
Middleweight boxing sensation DJ Vargas, Avenal PD looks to defend his title for the first time against 2nd ranked power punching, Quincy Mirage, LAPD in a high stakes UCA championship title fight. October 11, 2014 Red Lion Woodlake Hotel & Conference Center 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento California. Doors open at 5 general admission $25.00, ringside $40.00. Tickets on sale now.
The #1 ranked Super Heavyweight Mike Gomez, CDCR is determined to take full advantage of the opportunity in front of him. Gomez is putting in long hours at The Dungeon, Sacramento, CA for his eagerly-anticipated Main Event State Championship title fight against the reigning UCA Super Heavyweight Champion Cleon jones Yolo county Sheriffs Dept. Saturday, October 11, 2014, Red Lion Woodlake Hotel and Conference Center 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento, CA. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.766444660072704.1073741992.219484084768767&type=1
The Oct 11, 2014 NorCal Battle of the Badges, “Battle in the Capitol City” event features six of the best fighters in California when they battle it out for the UCA State Champion title. The main event features a Super Heavyweight bout between the reigning UCA State Champion Cleon Jones, Yolo County Sheriff’s Dept putting his title on the line against heavy handed #1 ranked Mike Gomez, CDCR. Jones is a proven athletic fighter who continues to improve and get better with each fight. Jones will be taking on one of boxing’s biggest punchers. Gomez has made it clear in his fights that he doesn’t want to leave the fight in the judges’ hands. With Gomez knock out power some people are picking him to become the new UCA Super Heavyweight Champion. One thing is for sure Gomez will have to stop a giant to become the king of the Super Heavyweights. This fight promises to be a knockdown drag out war between two athletic big men. With both guys being athletic with similar experience this fight will come down to “who wants it more.”
The co main event of Saturday nights battle of the badges features the UCA middleweight champion Dj Vargas, Avenal Police Dept. as he aims to add another name to his impressive resume while 2nd ranked Quincy Mirage, is on a quest to become the first UCA Champion from the Los Angeles Police Dept.
Rounding out this Championship Triple Header attraction, UCA Jr Welterweight State Champion Francisco Flores Stanislaus Sheriff’s Dept. puts his title on the line against undefeated 3rd ranked Shant Sheklanian, Madera Police Dept. These three UCA State Championship Title fights promise to have excitement, drama and lots of punishment. This mega-event will take place Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Red Lion Woodlake Inn, Sacramento California.
A new challenger for the UCA Cruiserweight title has arrived and his name is Travon Taylor. On Friday September 26, 2014 the LA Battle of the Badges returns to the Quiet Cannon for another explosive night of Public Safety boxing. The card will have the fans on their feet all night as they watch the best matchups between the best fighters in California. Headlining the card will be the reigning and defending UCA Cruiserweight State Champion Brian Stevens, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. putting his title on the line against the red hot #1 ranked Travon Taylor, Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. Stevens has always sought out the toughest challengers and will be facing perhaps his toughest challenge to date in Taylor (10-1) Taylor has been ripping through the competition to make his way to the top of the division and will be looking to put on another breakout performance against the 190lb title holder. This fight is Public Safety boxing at its best and will once again raise the bar. The action takes place at the Quiet Cannon 901 Via San Clemente, Montebello California. Doors open at 5 p.m. First bell rings at 6pm. Tickets prices are $25.00 general, $50.00 ringside and will be on sale soon.
When a team is committed to achieving a common goal it catapults each fighter ahead of the competition as a result of its cohesiveness and support system. When a fighter is a part of a team he has his stable mates to encourage, support, and share their knowledge and expertise. This leads to a positive effect on performance come fight time. Fighters improve by having a team that depends on them to perform better and work hard to live up to the expectations of the other fighters. When you have a team behind you, you are not afraid of what comes in front of you. A motivated team with a knowledgeable leader can produce incredible results. “Talent wins fights but a team wins championships”
A private work out was held at Fortune Gym in Hollywood to kick off the training camps of five LAPD fighters. On September 26th, 2nd ranked Aurelio Vasquez will face the only man to ever beat him #1 ranked undefeated Matthew Peredia, LASD for the UCA Super Middleweight State Championship Title. On the same night 3rd ranked Dre Fonseca, who is coming off a Fight of the Night performance will square off with newcomer Lena Pimental, LASD.
On October 11, 2014 the NorCal Battle of the Badges will take place at the Red Lion Inn Hotel, Sacramento, CA. 2nd ranked Quincy Mirage, LAPD will take on the best middleweight in California when he attempts to knock off the UCA Middleweight State Champion DJ Vargas, Avenal PD. Ford Do and Ruby Aguirre who also represent LAPD will be featured on the NorCal card making their Battle of the Badges debut. The fighters worked out for 90 minutes shadow boxing, hitting the bags, mitts and sparring. Aguirre got in some work with Fonseca while Mirage and Vasquez sparred a few rounds with former top ranked fighter John Negrete. To see the workout photos visit United Combat Association
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The #1 ranked cruiserweight Travon Taylor, Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. held an open workout at UFC Gym, 1431 W Knox St Suite 1200, Torrance, California with Coach Vance Bejarano. Taylor is working hard to ensure he walks away with the UCA Cruiserweight State Championship Title. Taylor is set to meet the reigning and defending UCA Cruiserweight Champion Brian Stevens, Los Angeles Sheriff Dept. Friday September 26, 2014 at the Quiet Cannon, Montebello, California. Taylor has a tough task in front of him and it will take a near miracle to take the belt from the Champion. Taylor stamped himself as a huge threat in the cruiserweight division by defeating the previously unbeaten Ryan Hotchkiss, Barstow Police Dept. February 1, 2014. Taylor holds a record of 10-1 and possesses one punch knockout power. This, combined with his supreme talent, is the reason for his meteoric rise to the top of the cruiserweight division. Team Taylor has been waiting for their moment and feel there time is now to dethrone the champion. To view Travon Taylor’s open workout photo gallery visit https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.749151368468700.1073741986.219484084768767&type=1.
The former interim WBO Light Middleweight Champion Alfredo Angulo, (22-4) stopped by the City of Angels Boxing Gym in Los Angeles to give a few tips to some top rated fighters. 3rd ranked Lightweight and UCA Fight of the Night winner Deirdre Fonseca, LAPD had the honor to spar and hang out with Angulo. #1 ranked Jr Middleweight Dustin Rodriguez, Santa Monica FD and 2nd ranked Middleweight Quincy Mirage, LAPD also got a chance to get in some work with the former Champion.
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On October 11, 2014 the Battle of the Badges returns to the Capitol City for an action packed night of boxing. The Main Event features the long awaited showdown between the best big men in California. The reigning and defending UCA Super Heavyweight Champion Cleon Jones, Yolo County Sheriff’s Dept. puts his title on the line to battle it out with the most threatening challenger to date, #1 ranked Mike Gomez, CDCR, CSP SAC. Plus the newly crowned UCA Middleweight Champion DJ Vargas, Avenal Police Dept. makes the first defense of his title when he takes on the #2 middleweight in the state Quincy Mirage, LAPD. Don’t miss the most sensational Public Safety Boxing cards of the year, Saturday October 11, 2014 at the Red Lion Inn Hotel, Sacramento California. The full fight card will be announced soon.
To prevent permanent eye damage the UCA Light Heavyweight State Champion Matt Wurdinger, Santa Clara Police Dept. is forced to retire from boxing. Wurdinger suffers from a damaged third cranial nerve (oculomotor nerve) which there is no treatment for but should eventually just get better on its own. An Ophthalmologist and Neuropthalmologis agree that it would be probable that Matt would have permanent double vision in all directions if he received any more head trauma.
During Wurdinger’s reign (2007-2013) he was a ferocious force with unrelenting determination. If something got in his way, he would punch through it. Wurdinger has had a rather amazing amateur boxing career. He holds a record of 9-1. He lost his first fight and never tasted defeat again. He went on to become a Nor Cal Golden Gloves Champion, Police Olympic Gold Medalist and UCA Light Heavyweight State Champion. Matt is a fighter who would fight anyone anywhere seeking out the biggest challenges. Not once in his career did he back away from a challenge. In the ring he lives by a simple code, no compassion, no pity, no weakness, and no mercy. Technique took a backseat to brutality; he made his opponents go through hell. Wurdinger’s no-quit, no mercy style, may be the greatest quality a fighter can possess. It’s the quality that made him a champion.
Wurdinger achieved greatness and will always be remembered as one of the best. He is a great example of someone you want to emulate yourself after. He is an incredible competitor, a flat out winner, a role model, a real person and a proud person. Matt is the epitome of what you look for in a person. Matt Wurdinger will always carry a huge piece of UCA history. His legacy will be the way he carried himself. He did everything the right way and he did public safety boxing proud. From top to bottom he is a class act and brought class to the sport.
On June 14 the Barona Battle of the Badges celebrates its eleventh year anniversary at the Sheraton Hotel, San Diego with a talented line up of young prospects that have a bright future ahead of them. This is a public safety boxing event you don’t want to miss. The show includes an amateur show followed by the Battle of the Badges show. The event takes place Saturday June 14, 2014 at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, 8110 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA. For pre-matches contact: Jason Haines (619) 408-5584 or Jessie Tanner (619) 820-1263 for more information contact Clemente Casillas (619) 992-7075.
When it comes to maximizing potential, passion is an absolute must. Passion isn’t something you can fake; you either have it, or you don’t. Passion will guide you through adversity and pick you up when you fall. Once your goal is set pursue it relentlessly. To give yourself an honest chance at your goal you have to be committed 100% and passionate about achieving it. Passion is never being satisfied, pushing past your limits, and seeing how far you can go. Be passionate enough to battle through things like: being tired, sick, or too busy. Nothing great has been accomplished without passion. Passion is the fuel that makes champions.
Bout 1 (132lbs) Adelbero Zorilla, Puerto Rico PD vs. Maceo Patterson, Bedsty C&K
Bout 2 features 5th ranked hard charging Brandon Manning, LASD taking on Puerto Rico PD’s Angel Ortiz. (160lbs)
Bout 3 features a “Female Grudge Match” between New York Correction Officers Fallon Diaz vs. Daina Henry.
Bout 4 (160lbs) features 3rd ranked Quincy Mirage, LAPD vs. Dennis Burgos, NYPD.
Bout 5 (160lbs) Art Gonzalez, LASD vs. Joel Allen, NYPD
Bout 6 (168lbs) #1 ranked Shannon Lopez, LAPD vs. Emily Werfel, NYPD
Bout 7 (185lbs) Wilfredo Benetiz, Puerto Rico PD vs. Isaac Acevedo, NYPD
Bout 8 features the undefeated reigning and defending UCA State Champion Brian Stevens, LASD testing his skills against Will Hamilton, NYPD. (190lbs)
Bout 9 (220lbs) 6th ranked Bert Castaneda, LAPD vs. Jamal Welch, New York Corrections.
Bout 10 (180lbs) Luis Febres Estrada, Puerto Rico PD vs. Jamaal Spence, NYPD
Bout 11 (147lbs) Jose Arellano, LAPD vs. Rodney Guitonez, NYPD
Bout 12 (165lbs) Ramon Ortiz, Puerto Rico PD vs. Dave Robinson, NYPD
Bout 13 (190lbs) Jay Morales, Puerto Rico PD vs. Mark Sinatra, NYPD
Bout 14 (170lbs) Sergio Granajo, LAPD vs. Jonathon Alvarez, NYPD
Bout 15 features undefeated 2nd ranked Alan Rojas, LASD vs. Tracy Gutierez, New York Corrections.
Thursday June 5, 2014 at the Lexington Avenue Armory “Home of the Fighting 69th Regime.” 26 Street & Lexington Ave, New York, NY. Doors open at 6pm first fight starts at 7:30. General Admission Tickets are $25.00. Proceeds benefit the Autism Foundation. For more information visit http://nypdboxing.com/index.html
Aside from the Central California Battle of the Badges (April, 19, 2014 Hanford Civic Auditorium) being one of the best cards of the year it also produced one of the best fights of the year. Deirdre Fonseca, LAPD vs Laura Morales, Fresno County Probation earned “Fight of the Night” honors for their determination, courage, boxing skills, and will to win. Neither fighter knows what the word “quit” means. They never heard of the word. It doesn’t exist to them. Fonseca and Morales are true fighters who dug deep and continued to push themselves probably further than they thought they could go. They fought through fatigue and pain and pressed the action in what was an incredibly, memorable close fight. Morales and Fonseca put on the type of performance that will last a lifetime. Congratulations to Deirdre Fonseca, LAPD and Laura Morales, Fresno County Probation for their well-deserved “UCA Fight of the Night” honors.
The SoCal Battle of the Badges went down Saturday night at Agua Caliente Resort & Casino and it was a night of upsets. 3 undefeated fighters suffered their first defeat and two unknown fighters are drawing a lot of attention.
Mario Alonzo, CDCR (2-3) handed Robert Morales, Rialto PD (2-1) his first defeat at Saturday night’s SoCal Battle of the Badges. Alonzo is fighting with a renewed confidence. He trains under the watchful eye of new trainer Marcos Caballero (Father to Randy Caballero, IBF #1 Bantamweight) “I worked hard with my trainer” Alonzo said. “He is pushing me to get the best out of me. I had a great training camp and felt strong coming into this fight.“ Alonzo winner by decision.
3rd ranked, Christina Banuelos, Riverside Sheriff’s Office (3-0) defeated 5th ranked, Yesenia Nelson, CDCR by decision to stay perfect.
#1 ranked, Carlos Vega, Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. (3-1) suffered his first defeat at the hands of unknown Jesus Gonzales, Cathedral City Police Dept. Gonzales the unheralded underdog with something to prove temporarily derailed the # 1 ranked Vega’s title hopes. Vega can put himself back into contention for a title shot by dropping to 160lbs and beating someone in the top ten. Gonzales winner by decision. Add another name to the stacked Super Middleweight division.
Steven Mann, CDCR (3-0) defeated Ruben Gamboa to keep his perfect record intact and secure his spot as the 8th best Super Heavyweight in California.
#1 ranked, Juanita Aragon, Morongo Public Safety started her boxing career on fire reeling off 4 wins in a row. Unknown Asiah Ameda, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Dept. did not want to be number 5. Ameda defeated Aragon by decision putting a blemish on Aragon’s perfect record.
#1 ranked, Travon Taylor, Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. (10-1) continues his winning ways by defeating Gustavo Magana (civilian) via 2nd rd. TKO. Taylor sits alone at the top of the cruiserweight division waiting for his shot at the undefeated, reigning and defending Cruiserweight State Champion Brian Stevens, LASD. August 1, 2014 LA Battle of the Badges.
The SoCal Battle of the Badges returns to Agua Caliente Resort and Casino tomorrow night to give fans a night of boxing.
Bout 1 (180lbs) Joe Marabito, Civilian vs. Jon Knowlton, Civilian
Bout 2 features two former top ranked heavyweights looking to break back into the top ten in a must win fight. Mario Alonzo, CDCR vs. Robert Morales, Rialto Police Dept.
Bout 3 (140lbs) Mike Sarkissian, Civilian vs. Juan Huerta, Civilian.
Bout 4 (168lbs) #1 ranked Carlos Vega, Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. looks to exit this fight the same way he entered, perfect. Vega will be taking on unknown Jesus Gonzales, Cathedral City PD. Vega could punch his ticket into a UCA State Championship fight with an impressive performance tomorrow night.
Bout 5 (300lbs) David Smith, Civilian vs. Benjamin Seagraves, Riverside Sheriff’s Office
Bout 6 (154lbs) 5th ranked, Yesenia Nelson, CDCR vs. 3rd ranked, Christina Banuelos, Riverside Sheriff’s Office. Banuelos looks to extend her win streak but she has a tough task in front of her. Nelson comes to fight every time she enters the ring. Don’t leave your seats when these lady warriors come on, they could steal the show.
Bout 7 (Super Heavyweights) Mike Bates, Civilian vs Adam Casas, Civilian
Bout 8 (165lbs) John Marugg, Civilian vs. Edgar Sandoval, Corona Police Dept.
Bout 9 (170lbs) Jose Covarrubias, CDCR vs. Eulices Recinos, U.S. Border Patrol
Bout 10 (Super Heavyweight) 8th ranked Steve Mann vs Ruben Gamboa, Civilian.
Bout 11 (130lbs) #1 ranked Juanita Aragon, Morongo Public Safety looks to make it 5-0 against Asiah Ameda, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Dept.
The Main Event features #1 ranked Travon Taylor, Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. taking on “Fight of the Night” winner Freddy Walton, Civilian. Taylor started his public safety boxing career in style making a statement that he has arrived and is coming for Brian Stevens belt.
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bell rings at 6:00 p.m. The Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa is located at 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270. Tickets: $20.00 General. $30.00 Ringside. CALL FOR TICKETS: 1-888-999-1995. www.socalbattleofthebadges.com
Being a champion is how you are measured in your sport. What Flores, Jones, Stevens, Bugarin, Sparks, Vargas and Wurdinger all have in common is they are a champion. A champion is a winner; a person of high character who is consistently setting goals. Someone who is never satisfied and who always wants to be at the top of whatever he or she does. A champion has a competitive fire that burns within to be better than everyone else. Champions have a vision and a plan to reinforce that vision. They have the courage to see the impossible and cross the line between good and great. Champions are the people who overcome and persevere through all adversity. They have a positive mindset and are driven to be the best. They are the first in the gym and the last to leave. Champions believe they have a gift and they develop it into an extraordinary achievement. They don’t accept boundaries, they challenge them. Champions are disciplined to put aside other pleasures to achieve greatness. Their achievements will stay with them far beyond their days as a boxer. Flores, Jones, Stevens, Bugarin, Sparks, Vargas and Wurdinger will live the rest of their lives as a champion.
The former UCA #1 ranked Jr. Middleweight and runner up National Colligate Champion David Bermudez hasn’t competed in over two years but stays involved and gives back to the sport he loves by teaching the sweet science to kids, adults and anyone who wants to put on the gloves. Bermudez is the boxing coach at the Darcio Lira BJJ, Muay Thai, and Boxing Academy in Livermore, CA. The East Bay Regional Parks Police Officer shares what he learned from his college boxing days at UNLV and from his past coaches Skipper Kelp, Chris Ben-Tchavtchaze, and Frank Slaughter along with sparring partners, Anthony “El Gallo Negro” Martinez, Joaquin “Killer” Gallardo, and Jose “The Punisher” Perez.
Being a good coach is more than just having a lot of experience, giving direction and knowing techniques. It’s about being more than just a coach, it’s about becoming a mentor, a friend, someone to trust and believe in. Bermudez is the epitome of what a good coach is and what his students aspire to be: knowledgeable, disciplined, consistent, respectful, reliable, patient, committed, supporting, and encouraging. He is a leader and sets an example for his students. Bermudez training will improve and develop a fighter’s mental toughness, confidence, endurance, speed, coordination, balance, reflexes, polish skills, master techniques and prepare his students for the moment they ever decide to step into the ring. What they learn from Bermudez they will keep with them forever. It’s Bermudez way of giving back and staying involved in the sport he loves. http://www.darciolirajiujitsu.com
The New York Police Dept. Boxing Team welcomes the Los Angeles Police Dept., Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. and for the first time ever Policia De Puerto Rico to participate in a boxing event to benefit the Autism Foundation. The boxing teams will throw down to raise money to knock out Autism. Representing California from the LASD Boxing Team will be the undefeated Champion Brain Stevens, #2, Alan Rojas, #6, Brandon Manning, LASD coaches will be Jorge Caamal and Mando Guzman. Representing the LAPD Team will be #1, Shannon Lopez, #2, Aurelio Vasquez, #3, Quincy Mirage, and #6, Bert Castaneda along with coaches Rudy Barragan, Robert Morales and Frank Diaz. It all goes down Thursday June 5, 2014 at the Lexington Avenue Armory “Home of the Fighting 69th Regime.” 26 Street & Lexington Ave, New York, NY. Doors open at 6pm first fight starts at 7:30. General Admission Tickets are $25.00. Proceeds benefit the Autism Foundation. For more information visit http://nypdboxing.com/index.html
As you improve as a fighter and achieve success your perspectives must change. You must start challenging yourself to train harder, and compete against more experienced fighters. Compare yourself to top fighters and learn new things from them. Get out of your comfort zone, visit different gyms for sparring and enter competitions, it’s the best way to measure yourself. Having stable-mates that compete and share their knowledge and time can make you improve tremendously. If you want to get better you have to train with people better than yourself. When it’s time to enter a fight have no doubts, no pressure, fight your fight. Use your training as confidence knowing that you train with great fighters every day and the fight won’t be harder than the training you go through at the gym.
The Hanford Civic Auditorium was the host of perhaps the best Public Safety boxing cards in recent years. Every fight on the card was a promoter’s dream to have as a main event. The energy was at an all-time high from the beginning bout to the main event. In front of a capacity crowd the fighters did their part to put on an awesome display of heart, determination, skill and professionalism.
The night started with a spectacular fight featuring two fighters making their Battle of the Badges debut. Devon Dejoie, NAVY vs. Bodin Vimolchalao, Alameda Sheriff’s Dept. Dejoie is a slick fighter with good footwork, head movement and craftiness. Vimolchalao is a straight forward pressure fighter, nothing fancy, good fundamentals, throws straight punches, and has good balance. The fans were in for a treat with this boxer vs puncher matchup. In the 1st round Vimolchalao came out aggressive throwing punches while Dejoie used good footwork to feel Vimolchalao out and study him. Both fighters came out in the2nd round throwing punches in bunches. Vimolchalao was the stronger puncher while Dejoie was the faster puncher. Close 2nd round. Vimolchalao continued to apply pressure in the 3rd round and throw the harder shots. Dejoie worked angles to find his openings. Close competitive fight but in the end it was the harder punches landed and work rate that sealed the win for Vimolchalao.
The second bout of the night featured heavy handed Julian Badillo, Madera County Probation taking on DeLaSalle Tailback Joshua Beuster, Coalinga State Hospital Police Dept. When the bell sounded Badillo jumped on Beuster looking to capitalize on his strength advantage. Beuster was on the receiving end of some thunderous shots in the 1st round resulting in two standing ten counts. Beuster weathered the storm, kept his composure and battled back in the 2nd and 3rd rounds landing some bombs of his own. Both fighters would have their moments throughout the fight but in the end it was Badillo who would walk away with the decision victory.
Bout 3 featured two undefeated young guns looking to put their name on the map and make an argument for the next shot at the Jr. Welterweight title. (6-0) Taron Scott, CDCR CYA Stockton vs. (4-0) Shant Sheklanian, Madera Police Dept. This fight was a back and forth chess match with both fighters trying to establish a rhythm and find an opportunity to take control of the fight. Sheklanian put consistent pressure on Scott but he refused to let Sheklanian impose his will on him. Scott was clearly the boxer in this match with good footwork and fast hands. Sheklanian is a text book fighter, never out of position, perfect technique, ring smarts, and does everything well. In the 1st round Scott took advantage of his speed, out-landing Sheklanian, advantage Scott. Close 2nd round with both fighters having their moments, slight advantage Sheklanian. Whoever wins the 3rd round wins the fight. Sheklanian was very calculated with his punches in the 3rd round, every punch thrown was for a reason. Scott used his superior footwork to find his range and his openings. This was a very technical fight between two solid fighters. The bell would end this fight and the decision would be left in the judges hands. Sheklanian would be announced the winner and pick up the fifth win of his career keeping his record unblemished as he awaits his next challenger. Sheklanian was tested and found a way to win. This marks the first career loss for Scott but he is a warrior and will bounce back from the loss. With the win Sheklanian can expect to be propelled into bigger fights and perhaps the Jr. Welterweight Title at the end of the year. By the way Sheklanian performed Saturday night 2014 could be his year.
Bout 4 featured Robert Tamayo, Monterey County Probation vs. Larry Swanson, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. This was an intriguing matchup between two fighters with contrasting styles. Tamayo does his best work on the outside keeping his opponents at the end of his punches. Swanson does his best work in close range digging shots to the body and head. Both fighters imposed their style on one another and both were effective. Tamayo was most effective with his style landing more punches and keeping Swanson where he wanted him. This fight would go the distance and in the end Swanson would pick up the win. With the win Swanson remains perfect at 2-0 while Tamayo suffers his first defeat and falls to 2-1. A rematch is in the works for August 1, 2014 LA Battle of the Badges.
The 5th bout of the night featured two fighters who know each other well but not in the ring. Mike Hernandez and Howard Roberts work at Pleasant Valley State Prison and have a friendly rivalry. When they found out the Battle of the Badges was being held in their backyard they jumped at the opportunity to fight each other. They were the first fight to be made on the card. When the bell sounded to start the fight these guys went after each other. During the exchange of punches Hernandez twisted his knee and the fight was stopped in the 1st round by the referee due to Hernandez not being able to continue. Roberts would pick up the win via 1st rd. TKO.
Bout 6 featured hometown favorite Tony Veloz, Fresno County Sheriff’s Dept. vs. Craig Hamblin, CDCR, Solano State Prison. There was a lot of circling and feeling out in this fight. Neither fighter was willing to engage or take control of the fight. When Veloz and Hamblin did engage they were effective. This fight would go the distance and left up to the judges to decide who the winner is. When you are fighting in your opponent’s home town you have to expect he will get the nod in a close bout, it’s the nature of the beast. As an out of town fighter you need to make it obvious to the judges that you are the winner by knocking your opponent down or knocking him out. This was a tough fight to score and could go either way. After the scorecards were added up Veloz would pick up a narrow decision victory and Hamblin would suffer his 7th defeat.
Bout 7 featured super heavyweights, Chris Lewis, Fresno County Sheriff’s Dept. vs. Rishard Hayes, Santa Rosa Rancheria Tribal Public Safety. Lewis had the clear size and power advantage while Hayes was the faster slicker fighter. Hayes did a good job of getting in, landing his punches and getting out before Lewis could get off his shots. Lewis continued to walk Hayes down and would eventually catch Hayes with some clean blows and force the referee to step in and give Hayes a standing ten count. Throughout the fight Lewis would land some thunderous shots that would back Hayes up and off balance. Hayes kept his composure and proved he has a huge heart. Lewis and Hayes were landing their shots throughout the fight but it was Lewis who was dishing out more than he was taking. The power shots landed by Lewis was the difference in the fight. Lewis winner by decision.
Bout 8 featured the only female fight on the card and they did not disappoint. Laura Morales, Fresno County Probation vs. Deirdre Fonseca, Los Angeles Police Dept. lived up to 100% of the hype. Styles make fights and Morales and Fonseca’s style made for a great fight. There are no words that can explain the kind of courage Morales and Fonseca showed. There was no loser in this fight both ladies are winners and wanted to win and did everything they could do to possibly win. For their tremendous heart and courage this fight received “Fight of the Night” honors with Morales ultimately emerging victorious due to a razor close decision. To receive those honors on a card that featured Gutierrez vs. Cano, Scott vs. Sheklanian, Flores vs. Lavarro is a huge accomplishment. The fans in attendance may be the real winners in this fight. To witness two people fight with so much heart, will and determination it makes the fans look inside themselves and realize they just witnessed something special. This fight will go down in UCA History among the handful of greatest boxing matches in Public Safety. When the fight was over Morales and Fonseca embraced and must have realized they had done something historic that people will be talking about for a long time. Not only do Morales and Fonseca have the skills and heart to become a Champion they are also great people.
Bout 9 featured Rudy Gutierrez, Army National Guard vs. Roman Cano, Fresno Police Dept. You won’t see glitz or glamour with these two blue collar fighters. They enter the ring to do one thing, win. 30 seconds into the fight you knew a classic fight was ready to unfold. This bout had punishment and lots of it. Gutierrez and Cano were taking some hard shots but continued to battle. Neither fighter showed signs of being hurt, however they will show signs over the next week. Both fighters were exchanging fire the whole fight. The intensity, ferociousness, and precision punching of both boxers provided a memorable war that will be talked about for a long time. Their resiliency, their strength of body and spirit was incredible. This was a high level fight between two evenly matched opponents. Regardless of the outcome these two fighters have the DNA of Champions. In a fight that could have easily gone the other way Cano would be announced the winner by a narrow razor close split decision. What a fight!
Bout 10 featured the Trilogy between Chris Martinez, Avenal Police Dept. and Brandon Manning, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. The Battle of the Badges is a boxing event but Martinez and Manning are more interested in brawling. Anytime these fighters get into the ring with each other the waters are going to get real choppy. On Saturday night Martinez and Manning picked up where they left off with rounds 7, 8 and 9. No feeling out period necessary these fighters went at each other throwing every punch with bad intentions. The fight featured little defense as both fighters were more interested in throwing bombs at each other. After three tough, brutal, grinding rounds the decision would be left to the judges to figure out. In the end Martinez would pick up the hard earned win and lead the series 2-1. Is this the end of the Martinez vs Manning rivalry?
The Central California Battle of the Badges is in the books. The card was stacked from top to bottom with phenomenal athletes with the desire to win. There was not a boring fight on the card.
The first title fight of Saturday night’s Battle of the Badges at the Hanford Civic Auditorium featured two fighters who have the skills and credentials to become a Champion. Francisco Flores, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Dept. vs Walter Lavarro, Long Beach Police Dept. Flores and Lavarro shared the ring once before in 2009 when Lavarro defeated Flores via 2nd rd. TKO. to win the Police Olympic Gold Medal. Flores has reeled off three straight wins since his only career blemish. These ring warriors were anxious to get at each other and when the bell rang to start this long awaited fight Lavarro met Flores in the middle of the ring. Half way through the first round Lavarro rocked Flores with an uppercut that wobbled him and it looked like it would be the end. Flores bounced around to get his legs underneath him while the referee administered the standing ten count. When the fight resumed Lavarro smelled blood and came in for the kill throwing hooks and rights hands with bad intentions. Flores was fighting on instincts and somehow survived the round. Both fighters turned up the heat in the 2nd and 3rd pushing the pace and throwing punches in bunches. Flores and Lavarro’s tolerance for pain, desire and willingness to win is second to none. There is no better way to earn respect as a fighter than by fighting. This was a tough, brutal, punishing, slugfest. This is what you get when you have the best Jr. Welterweights in the state going at it. In the end it was Francisco Flores who would be announced the new UCA Jr Welterweight State Champion
UCA Scoring is on a ten point must system and Championship Title fights cannot end in a draw. When the scorecards indicate a fight ending a draw the judges will vote on who they thought won the fight. Flores and Lavarro ended in a draw and Flores was awarded the win 2-1.
DJ Vargas, Avenal Police Dept. and Ricky Seward, Big Bear City Fire Dept. brought speed, power, athleticism, and heart into the ring as they looked to make history and become the first Middleweight State Champion. The question on everyone’s mind was, can Vargas still fight at his best after being out of the ring nearly three years and come back and take on the intelligent boxer-puncher Seward. The answer is yes. Vargas put on a brilliant performance of footwork, speed and ring knowledge against the crafty veteran Seward. Vargas game plan was simple, hit and not get hit. Seward pressed the action and was ready to engage but Vargas kept circling, moving in and out not giving Seward a chance to set. Vargas used his footwork, speed and ring generalship to carve out a decision victory over Seward who gave a good account of himself. The UCA Middleweight State Championship belt has a new owner and his name is DJ Vargas from Avenal Police Dept.
And still the best big man in California. Cleon Jones, Yolo County Sheriff’s Dept. made the first defense of his title since defeating Rahsaan Harrison, LASD on April 20, 2013. The UCA Super Heavyweight State Champ, Cleon Jones defeated 2nd ranked Shay McIntyre, CDCR Folsom Prison by decision in Saturday night’s Battle of the Badges Main Event. Jones avenged his loss to McIntyre with his jab and footwork. McIntyre gave a valiant effort and would have his moments throughout the fight landing some clean blows but it was the Champion’s night. With the win Jones becomes the reigning and defending UCA Super Heavyweight State Champion.
Jorge Caamal, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. failed to make the mandatory 147lb weight limit during Friday’s official weigh in. Caamal was set to face the undefeated title holder Brent Bugarin, Santa Clara Sheriff’s Dept. in a UCA Welterweight State Title fight rematch. Caamal came in 2 pounds over the contracted weight of 147lbs and per the contract he has two hours to make the weight. Caamal used the full two hours however when he stepped onto the scale a second time he weighed in at 148lbs. Although Caamal didn’t make the weight he can still fight but will not be awarded the belt if he wins. After talking to his coaches Caamal decided to pull out of the fight completely. Bugarin easily made the weight at 145.5lbs. and agreed to take the fight anyway and give Caamal the belt if he won. Caamal declined the offer. When Bugarin was informed the fight was canceled he said, “I feel like I worked so hard and sacrificed a lot for something to be just taken away from me.” Although Bugarin was not given the opportunity to defend his title he made the weight and becomes the reigning undefeated UCA Welterweight State Champion.
All the other fighters hit their mark on the scale for Saturday night’s event including Walter Lavarro, Long Beach Police Dept. and Francisco Flores, Stanislaus Sheriff Dept. who are fighting for the vacant UCA Jr Welterweight State Championship. Ricky Seward, Big Bear City FD and DJ Vargas, Avenal Police Dept. both came in under the 160lb limit for their UCA Middleweight State Championship Title fight. The Big Guys who are fighting for the UCA Super Heavyweight State Championship had the luxury of not having to cut weight. The UCA State Champion, Cleon Jones, Yolo County Sheriff Dept. tip the scales at 257lbs while Shay McIntyre, CDCR, Folsom Prison came in at a ready 243lbs.
All 28 fighters participating in Saturday night’s highly-anticipated Battle of the Badges Boxing Event will hit the scales this Friday night April 18, 2014 at Tequila’s Sports Bar 106 W 7th Street, Hanford, CA 93230. The first fighter will step on the scale at 6pm. Weigh Ins are open to the public. Don’t miss your chance to meet and take photos with some of the best Public Safety Boxers in California. The bar will be open and The Smoke Joint will be serving their famous BBQ, If you are planning to stay in town after the weigh ins, or after the fights, Tachi Palace Casino is offering a special rate of $99.00 to the fighters and the fans. When you make reservations mention UCA Battle of the Badges Fights. The Hanford Auditorium is the place to be on Saturday April 19, 2014. Online tickets will close Thursday morning at 9am. Tickets will be available for purchase at the weigh in and at the door the day of the event.
If you are a Public Safety boxing fan you have to be counting down the days to the Biggest Battle of the Badges card of 2014. There really shouldn’t be another Public Safety Boxing card you want to see all year. This should be in your top spot. On this card you will see Champion’s vs Warrior’s vs Legend’s vs Gladiator’s vs Prospect’s. This event has everything, 4 State Championship Title fights, full bar, DJ, and concessions. For $25.00 you can’t buy entertainment like this anywhere. Don’t miss your opportunity to see the best Public Safety boxers in California lay it all on the line. This event will sell out. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online. Presale Tickets are $25.00. Day of the event Tickets are $30.00.
Two of Public Safety’s best big men will take center stage in the Battle of the Badges Main Event, April 19, 2014. The UCA Super Heavyweight State Champion Cleon Jones, Yolo County Sheriff Dept. will defend his title for the first time in a heated rematch against 2nd ranked Shay McIntyre, CDCR, Folsom Prison. When the offer came to face McIntyre a second time Jones did not hesitate to accept the challenge. Jones had his eyes set on achieving greatness from the moment he stepped into the ring and he knows he has to avenge his loss to McIntyre to prove he is the best. McIntyre is a proven, top-rated Super Heavyweight who is coming into the rematch with the confidence, he already beat Jones once and he can do it again. However Jones is not the same fighter he was when he faced McIntyre. Six months after swallowing the bitter taste of defeat from the McIntyre loss Jones was back in the ring with one of the best in the division, Police Olympic Gold Medalist Rahsaan Harrison, LASD. Jones would put on a masterful performance to defeat Harrison and stake claim to the Super Heavyweight Title. McIntyre hasn’t been in the ring since the Jones fight (Oct 6, 2012) but is eager to prove history will repeat itself. McIntyre is hungry and determined to be crowned the new UCA Super Heavyweight State Champion. Jones and McIntyre are coming into the fight from great camps. Jones is trained by UCA Coach of the Year Miguel Munoz and is getting great work from top fighters Michael Simms, and Larry Ward. McIntyre is trained by Marcus Reaves and is getting great work from top fighters Eric Smith and Richmond De Los Cientos from UFC Gym is Sacramento. For fight fans who want to see two big men stand toe to toe and test their will against one another, this is the fight for you. You couldn’t ask for a better main event fight. Tickets are still available.
7 DAYS LEFT to the biggest Battle of the Badges of the year. If you can’t watch it live, watch it live in HD on PayPerView. 3rd ranked Middleweight Quincy Mirage, LAPD and 3rd ranked Super Middleweight Aurelio Vazquez, LAPD will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire card next Saturday night April 19, 2014 starting at 6pm. To order the fight visit www.thebattlezonelive.com.
Four straight wins is the momentum Brent Bugarin, Santa Clara SD carries with him into the ring Saturday April, 19, 2014 when he defends his UCA Welterweight State Title against 3x Police Olympic Gold Medalist, #1 ranked Jorge Caamal, Los Angeles Sheriff Dept in a blockbuster rematch. For fans that did not see the first fight live surely missed out on the excitement, energy and anticipation in the arena. If you are a fan of Bugarin or Caamal or appreciate top level athletes who lay it all on the line do not miss this fight. Fans may not have another opportunity to see a matchup like this. Bugarin and Caamal are extremely talented, well rounded athletes, with no weaknesses, at the top of their game. Bugarin and Caamal knew they would eventually meet again and are prepared more than ever. With the Welterweight Title on the line these fighters will leave it all in the ring in their quest for victory. And like the first time they will give the fans a fight to remember.
On Saturday April 19, 2014 the first Battle of the Badges will take place in the Central Valley at the Hanford Civic Auditorium. In one night of boxing, fight fans will see the best Public Safety Boxing has to offer with four UCA State Championship Superfights featuring two newly crowned champions making the first defense of their titles. Cleon Jones, Yolo Co Sheriff Dept. and Brent Bugarin, Santa Clara SD captured state titles in April of last year and will be stepping into the ring as Champions for the first time. The UCA Super Heavyweight Champion Cleon Jones will take on 2nd ranked Shay McIntyre, CDCR, Folsom Prison. The UCA undefeated Welterweight State Champion Brent Bugarin will put his title belt on the line against #1 ranked Jorge Caamal, Los Angeles SD. In other title fight action 2nd ranked 2X Police Olympic Gold Medalist Walter Lavarro, Long Beach PD faces 3rd ranked, Police Olympic Gold Medalist Francisco Flores, Stanislaus Co SD for the Vacant UCA Jr Welterweight State Title. The 4th and final Championship fight of the night will feature #1 ranked Police Olympic Gold Medalist Ricky Seward, Big Bear City FD squaring off with hometown favorite, Avenal Police Department’s own 2nd ranked DJ Vargas for the vacant Middleweight State title. The Central California Battle of the Badges is going to be an exciting night of fights between incredible fighters and that is what this sport and this event is all about. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bell rings at 7:00 p.m. The Hanford Civic Auditorium is located at 400 N Douty St Hanford, CA 93230. Pre-Sale tickets are on sale now for $25.00 and $30.00 day of the event. If you can’t make it to the fights, stream it live in HD on Pay Per View. The Pay Per View passes can be purchased here at http://www.thebattlezonelive.com/watch-live/ and are currently on sale for $20.00 with passes going for $25.00 on the day of the event.
The April 19, 2014 Battle of the Badges is now being advertised on Radio and TV. Make no mistake about it, having radio, TV and cutting edge PayPerView production Public Safety boxing continues to expand it’s media campaign state wide. Don’t miss this event April 19, 2014 at the Hanford Civic Auditorium. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bell rings at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Pre-sale ticket prices $25 and $30 the day of the event. If you can’t make it to the fight, stream it live in HD on Pay Per View. The Pay Per View passes can be purchased here at www.thebattlezonelive.com and are currently on sale for $20.00 with passes going for $25.00 on the day of the event.
Media Day was held at the Chino Boxing Club Friday April 4th, to give fans a glimpse at four fighters who will be competing in the Central California Battle of the Badges. April 19, 2014 at the Hanford Civic Auditorium. The preparation for the biggest fight of Caamal, Manning, Lavarro, and Seward’s career started 8 weeks ago. The fighters are close to being in peak condition and could fight tomorrow if they had to. The first title fight of the night will feature 2nd ranked Walter Lavarro, Long Beach Police Dept. vs. 3rd ranked Francisco Flores, Stanislaus Co. Sheriff Dept. for the Vacant UCA Jr Welterweight Title. “Flores is a great fighter and just like the first fight it’s going to be a war” Lavarro said when asked about facing Flores a second time. Next up will be the #1 ranked Jorge Caamal, Los Angeles Sheriff Dept. vs. UCA Welterweight Champion Brent Bugarin, Santa Clara Sheriff Dept. for the Welterweight Title. Caamal looked strong in training and his weight is close to the 147lb limit. When asked if he felt he had an advantage going into the fight Caamal said, “I’m taking off the weight the right way this time. I’m getting good sparring and I feel strong. I feel my power and experience advantage will show in this fight.” In the co main event #1 ranked Ricky Seward, Big Bear City Fire Dept. will face 2nd ranked DJ Vargas, Avenal Police Dept. for the vacant UCA Middleweight State Title. Seward is ready for a war. “I like to get in there and mix it up,” Seward said, “Vargas is a good fighter and I like his style but if he can’t hit me with something hard to keep me off him, I’m going for the knockout. That’s what the fans want to see.” In a highly anticipated trilogy that has huge implications in the middleweight division 6th ranked Brandon Manning, Los Angeles Sheriff Dept. will take on 5th ranked Chris Martinez who also representing Avenal Police Dept. Manning has switched camps and now trains at Chino Boxing Club with stable mate Caamal. Manning comes from a wrestling background and brings an aggressive take no prisoners’ style into the ring. When asked if his style has changed since changing camps Manning said, “I’m working on keeping my composure, having good technique and staying focused on my breathing.” Aside from these four fights being great matchups, they also feature a North versus South confrontation which brings a little extra excitement. This event promises to be another great night of Public Safety boxing with spectacular matchups. The Battle of the Badges is Saturday night and the card is stacked from bout 1 to bout 14. If you have not made plans to attend the event make plans to order it on pay per view. This is an excellent card that you don’t want to miss. In one night you will see the best Public Safety fighters in California lay it all on the line. Don’t miss this event April 19, 2014 at the Hanford Civic Auditorium. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bell rings at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Pre-sale ticket prices $25 and $30 the day of the event. If you can’t make it to the fight, stream it live in HD on Pay Per View. The Pay Per View passes can be purchased here at http://www.thebattlezonelive.com/watch-live/ and are currently on sale for $20.00 with passes going for $25.00 on the day of the event.