Oct 2019 06

It was a night of nonstop action at the NorCal Battle of the Badges Saturday night. The event produced great performances and gave fans a glimpse of new talent and future champions. Four UCA Championship titles were on the line and two new champions were crowned.  “Fight of the Night” honors were given to UCA Super Heavyweights Mike Pesole, CDCR CSP Sac and Tullee Brown, CDCR DVI. The UCA Golden Fists award was given to Cesar Sosa, CDCR CMF and Alex Tafoya, SJCSO. The UCA Gladiator award was given to Carlos Quezada, Yolo County SD. Click on the Results tab to see the full results. 

The first title fight of the night featured the Masters UCA undefeated
Welterweight Champion Frank Quitugua, CDCR California Medical Facility defending his title against an opponent who traveled all the way from Miami Florida for his shot at the title.  City of Miami Fire-Rescue Captain Joe Fuentes. Fuentes knew he would have to put on the performance of his life to take the title from the champion. After 3 rounds of back and forth of action the judges had a winner. These warriors brought out the best in each other. Quitugua fought hard but it wasn’t enough to sway the judges to give him the decision. Quitugua would suffer his first defeat and lose his title. And the new….Masters UCA Welterweight Champion Joe Fuentes.

The main event of the night featured James Dorris, Folsom Police Dept vs Bryan Williams, Fresno Police Dept. This fight was ten years in the making. The timing was never right for them to meet earlier. The stars aligned and the timing was right for Saturday night.  Dorris and Williams would finally square off for the vacant Masters UCA Jr Heavyweight crown. This fight would go the distance and with no knockdowns or anyone landing any significant blows or taking control of the fight it was very tough to score. After 3 rounds the decision would be left in the hands of the judges to decide. When the scores were added up one judge had Williams winning and two judges had Dorris winning. And the new….Masters UCA Jr Heavyweight Champion James Dorris.

The only female fight of the night featured the undefeated reigning and defending UCA Super Welterweight Champion April Martinez, CDCR CHCF defending her title against #3 Jessica Segovia, Banning Police Dept. Whenever you have two highly skilled female fighters matched up you know you are going to see a great fight. That’s what the fans got Saturday night. When the bell rang both fighters came out showing good balance and great boxing fundamentals. Both fighters were using feints to set up shots, throwing crisp counter punches and going to the body. After 3 rounds of action we are going to the score cards. Two judges scored it for the Champion and one judge had it for the challenger. And still…..the UCA Super Welterweight Champion April Martinez. The belt was presented to the champion by NextHome Premier Properties owner Corey Rasmussen. 

The last title fight of the night featured the undefeated UCA Cruiserweight belt holder Anthony Cross, CDCR CSP Sac going head to head with  #4 Juan Valle, Sanger PD.  Valle accepted the fight with Cross on 4 days notice. Cross’s original opponent Roman Grider, CDCR Corcoran SATF was forced to withdraw from the fight due to personal family issues. When the bell rang to start this highly anticipated fight the fans were on the edge of their seat. No feeling out period needed both guys came forward and started trading leather. Cross was first to land a heavy blow and Valle hit the canvas. Valle was on his feet before the 10 count finished but the referee waved off the fight one minute into the first round. When the referee is in the ring their #1 priority is the safety of the fighter. “I could have continued” Valle said. “Unfortunately it feels my chance was stripped away from me. I was upset with the ref for stopping the fight and not allowing me to continue. If possible I would like a rematch this time with proper training time.” There is no doubt Juan Valle has warrior blood running through his veins. Not many fighters would accept a fight with an undefeated champion on 4 days notice. Valle absolutely deserves a rematch. When the emcee announced, “And still…..The undefeated UCA Champion Anthony Cross” the belt was put around the waist of the best Cruiserweight in the game. What is next for Cross? As of right now Cross is in control and looks to clean out the division. There are a lot of possibilities,  Shawn Baker, LAFD, Rodney Cavanaugh, Pomona PD, Efrain Moreno, LAPD and a rematch with Juan Valle, Sanger PD.  Any of those four names mentioned would make for a compelling, blockbuster fight.

Oct 2019 05

Sacramento, Calif – The NorCal Battle of the Badges official weigh-in produced 17 hard hitting bouts including 4 UCA Championship title fights for Saturday night’s event. 

Among those weighing in were 8 fighters who will be fighting for UCA Championship titles. The undefeated Champion Anthony Cross, CDCR CSP Sacramento and 4th ranked Juan Valle, Sanger Police Dept came in under the limit for  their fUCA Cruiserweight title fight. The undefeated Champion Frank Quitugua, CDCR CMF and Joe Fuentes, Miami City Fire Rescue both hit their mark of 147 pounds for the Masters UCA Welterweight title fight. James Dorris, Folsom Police Dept and Bryan Williams, Fresno Police Dept came in way under the 212 limit for the Masters UCA Jr Heavyweight title. 

A shock occurred when the undefeated UCA Super Welterweight Champion April Martinez, CDCR CHCF stepped onto the scale. Martinez failed to make the 160-pound weight limit for her UCA Super Welterweight title defense. Martinez came in 10 pounds over the limit while Segovia hit her mark exactly at 160 pounds. Since the champion Martinez did not make the contracted weight the fight could be a non title fight or canceled but Segovia wanted to fight. “I didn’t travel from Los Angeles and train this hard for the fight to be canceled. I don’t care how much she weighs I want to fight.” Let’s go!!! Don’t miss tomorrow night’s event. Doors open at 4:30 first punch thrown at 6:30. 701 K Street Downtown Sacramento. 

Oct 2019 03

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NorCal Battle of the Badges Saturday October 5, 2019 downtown Sacramento 701 K Street. Doors open at 430 first bell rings at 630. Tickets start at $30 General Admission $50 Ringside.

Oct 2019 02

BOTB Fight Card

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NorCal Battle of the Badges fight card. One discrepancy bout 15, Juan Valle, Sanger Police Dept is replacing Roman Grider, CDCR Corcoran SATF.

Oct 2019 01

Valle vs Cross

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In boxing, all a fighter needs is a chance. A chance to defy the odds.  A chance to prove how good they are. The UCA 4th ranked Cruiserweight Juan Valle, Sanger Police Dept is going to get his chance. With less than 5 days notice, Valle agreed to step into the ring with the undefeated UCA Cruiserweight Champion Anthony Cross, CDCR CSP Sacramento. Valle and Cross will throw down for the UCA Cruiserweight Championship title in the co main event at the NorCal Battle of the Badges October 5, 2019 in Sacramento. Cross was originally scheduled to fight #1 ranked Roman Grider, CDCR Corcoran SATF but was forced to withdraw from the fight due to personal family issues. 

Sep 2019 30

One of the biggest Cruiserweight fights is confirmed. The UCA 4th ranked Juan Valle, Sanger Police Department will challenge the undefeated UCA Cruiserweight Champion Anthony Cross, CDCR CSP Sacramento. Valle and Cross will go head to head at the NorCal Battle of the Badges Saturday October 5, 2019 “Fight Night Under The Lights” in downtown Sacramento. Doors open at 4:30 first bell rings at 6:30 pm.

Sep 2019 30

It’s Fight Week and that means a full slate of promotional activities building up to the NorCal Battle of the Badges Saturday night. The fighters have trained hard and are ready to put on a show for the thousands of fans in attendance and the millions watching around the world. 

This week four UCA championship title challengers will make their way to Sacramento. The Miami City Fire Captain Joe Fuentes will make his trip from Miami Florida to square off with the Masters UCA Welterweight Champion Frank Quitugua, CDCR CMF. Jessica Segovia, Banning Police Dept will make her trek from Los Angeles to take on the undefeated reigning and defending UCA Super Welterweight Champion April Martinez, CDCR CHCF.  Bryan Williams will travel from Fresno to go toe to toe with James Dorris, Folsom Police Dept for the Masters UCA Jr Heavyweight Title. And Juan Valle, Sanger Police Dept will make his way from Fresno to go to war with the undefeated UCA Cruiserweight Champion Anthony Cross, CDCR CSP Sac. 

Friday is the official weigh-in taking place at Malt & Mash Bar & Pub 715 K Street in downtown Sacramento. The weigh-in begins at 6 pm and is open to the public. 

On Saturday the Battle of the Badges doors will open at 4:30. The first bell rings at 6:30. “Fight Night Under The Lights” Downtown Sacramento 701 K Street. Tickets start at $30 for General Admission and $50 for Ringside seats. Let’s go!! 

Sep 2019 29

Due to personal family issues the undefeated #1 ranked Roman Grider, CDCR Corcoran SATF was forced to pull out of his upcoming title fight with the undefeated UCA Cruiserweight Champion Anthony Cross, CDCR CSP Sac. Grider and Cross were set to meet Saturday October 5, 2019 at the NorCal Battle of the Badges in Sacramento.  Finding an opponent for Cross with this short of notice is highly unlikely. 

Sep 2019 28

Don’t miss the NorCal Battle of the Badges official weigh in Friday October 4, 2019 at 6pm at Malt and Mash Pub & Bar 715 K Street, Sacramento. Tickets will be on sale at the weigh in. 

Sep 2019 26

What boosts a fighter’s legacy more? Is it the number of title defenses? Is it winning a title in a different division? Is it the level of competition? On Saturday October 5, 2019 the undefeated reigning and defending UCA Super Welterweight Champion April Martinez, CDCR CHCF will defend her title against #3 Jessica Segovia, Banning Police Dept.

Martinez possesses the skills to be on top for a long time and talks about capturing titles at 147, 154 and 168. She can’t underestimate Segovia or her plans to be a multi division champion could be derailed. Segovia looks to capitalize on her opportunity to become a champion because she knows eventually her chances will run out. Let’s go! NorCal Battle of the Badges Saturday October 5, 2019. Doors will open at 4:30. The first bell rings at 6:30. “Fight Night Under The Lights” Downtown Sacramento 701 K Street. Tickets start at $30 for General Admission and $50 for Ringside seats.

Sep 2019 25

The Masters UCA 3rd ranked Super Heavyweight Adam Zamudio, Fresno Sheriffs Dept looks to get past Daniel Dansby, CDCR CMF and get a crack at the Masters UCA Super Heavyweight Champion Mario Alonzo, CDCR Centinela State Prison. Dansby is not laying down and is ready to start his climb up the Super Heavyweight ladder. Don’t miss this Super Heavyweight Collision at the NorCal Battle of the Badges Saturday October 5, 2019 in Downtown Sacramento. 

Sep 2019 24

Cross vs Grider

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Two of the baddest fighters at the top of their game will battle it out at the NorCal Battle of the Badges Saturday October 5, 2019. The undefeated #1 ranked Roman Grider, CDCR SATF will challenge the undefeated UCA Cruiserweight Champion Anthony Cross, CDCR CSP Sacramento. Fight fans this is the one you have been waiting for. Fights like this don’t come around often. Everyone will be talking about it Monday morning. Doors open at 430 fists fly at 630. Downtown Sacramento 401 K Street. 

Sep 2019 23

The undefeated Masters UCA Welterweight Champion Frank Quitugua, CDCR CMF will defend his title against undefeated City of Miami Fire Rescue Captain Joe Fuentes. Quitugua and Fuentes will meet at the NorCal Battle of the Badges Saturday October 5, 2019 Sacramento CA.  

Sep 2019 22

Title fight contract signed for the only female fight on the NorCal Battle of the Badges Card. The UCA 3rd ranked Jessica Segovia, Banning Police Dept will take on the undefeated reigning and defending UCA Super Welterweight Champion April Martinez, CDCR CHCF on Saturday October 5, 2019 in Sacramento. Doors open at 4:30 first bell rings at 6:30. General Admission $30, Ringside $50. Tickets can be purchased at the weigh in Friday October 4 at the venue, or at the door the day of the event or online at www.eventbrite.com or by hitting up your favorite fighter for tickets.

Sep 2019 20

Masters UCA Heavyweights Bobby Nichols, CDCR Sierra Conservation Center and Frank Montes, CDCR Solano State Prison will test their skills against each other when they meet at the NorCal Battle of the Badges Saturday October 5, 2019 Sacramento CA. This is an intriguing match-up. Both fighters are getting into the sport late in their career. Bobby is a former college athlete and Frank is the little brother of the Masters UCA Light Heavyweight Champion Izzy Montes, CDCR California State Prison Sacramneto. Stamina is the key to success and this fight may come down to who is in better shape than who has the better skills. Lets Go! Doors open at 430 fists fly at 630. 701 K Street downtown Sacramento.

Sep 2019 18

UCA Light Heavyweights Cesar Sosa, CDCR CMF vs Ray Bautista, Linda Fire Dept features a matchup between two young highly skilled fighters. Matching Sosa, against Bautista in their first fight is like putting two #1 seeds against each other in the first round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Are they meeting too soon? Perhaps, but both fighters are ready to make a statement right out of the gate. Sosa and Bautista will meet at the NorCal Battle of the Badges Saturday October 5, 2019, downtown Sacramento.  Doors open at 4:30 first bell rings at 6:30. Don’t wait to get your tickets. General Admission $30, Ringside $50. Tickets can be purchased at the weigh in Friday October 4 at the venue, or at the door the day of the event or online at www.eventbrite.com or hit up your favorite fighter for tickets.

Sep 2019 15

The former Masters UCA Heavyweight Champion Bryan Williams, Fresno Police Dept returns to the ring to become a two division champion. Standing in his way is James Dorris, Folsom Police Dept. Williams and Dorris will square off for the Masters UCA Jr Heavyweight Crown at the NorCal Battle of the Badges Saturday October 5, 2019 in downtown Sacramento. Doors open at 430 first punch thrown at 630. 

Sep 2019 14

It’s official! James Dorris, Folsom Police Dept will square off with Bryan Williams, Fresno Police Dept for the Masters UCA Jr Heavyweight Title. Dorris and Williams will square off at the NorCal Battle of the Badges Saturday October 5, 2019 “Fight Night Under The Lights” in downtown Sacramento. Doors open at 4:30 first bell rings at 6:30. General Admission $30, Ringside $50. Tickets can be purchased at the weigh in Friday October 4 at the venue, or at the door the day of the event. 

Sep 2019 12

UCA Middleweights Alejandro Tafoya, SJCCOA and Dominique Gabriel Golden Gate Bridge Authority will step into the ring for the first time when they meet at the NorCal Battle of the Badges Saturday October 5, 2019 In Sacramento. 

Sep 2019 10

Two warriors will go toe to toe when David Martinez, CDCR SCC meets Jose Espinoza, Fresno Co Sheriffs Dept at the NorCal Battle of the Badges downtown Sacramento Saturday October 5, 2019. Don’t miss it! Get your tickets! Doors open at 4:30 first punch thrown at 6:30 pm. 

Sep 2019 08

The reigning and defending UCA Jr Middleweight Champion Christain Pharo, San Diego Fire Dept Lifeguard and the UCA #1 ranked Jr Welterweight Devon Dejoie, U.S Navy. 

Sep 2019 07

UCA Welterweights Devon Dejoie, U.S Navy and Hugh Estrada CHP paths will collide at the NorCal Battle of the Badges October 5, 2019. Dejoie and Estrada met nearly 3 years ago and Dejoie would defeat Estrada by split decision.  Since their first meeting both fighters have improved and look to make a statement in the rematch. Let’s go!!

Sep 2019 05

Will it be Repeat or Revenge? The 2018 CC BOTB UCA Fight of the Night winner Victor Ibal, Sanger Police Dept will meet Rocky Diaz, Security again at the NorCal Battle of the Badges Saturday October 5, 2019 in Sacramento. Their first fight was a war. Everyone in attendance was on their feet cheering them on as they went toe to toe nonstop for 3 rounds. Will their rematch be as good as the original? Of course it will! Doors open at 4:30 first bell rings at 6:30. Don’t wait to get your tickets. General Admission $30, Ringside $50. Tickets can be purchased at the weigh in Friday, October 4th at the venue, or at the door the day of the event.

Sep 2019 02

Howard vs Munoz

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UCA Welterweight Steven Howard, CDCR DVI will square off with Ruben Munoz, Fresno County Probation at the NorCal Battle of the Badges October 5, 2019 in Sacramento. Don’t miss it! Doors open at 4:30 first punch thrown at 6:30. Purchase tickets at the weigh in, at the door. 

Aug 2019 24

thumbnail (7)Just Confirmed – Joe Fuentes, City of Miami Fire-Rescue Captain will travel to California to challenge the Masters UCA Welterweight Champion Frank Quitugua, CDCR-CMF. Fuentes will meet Quitugua at the NorCal Battle of the Badges Saturday October 5, 2019 Sacramento CA.

Aug 2019 22

thumbnail (6)The NorCal Battle of the Badges returns to downtown Sacramento Saturday October 5, 2019 for “Fight Night Under The Lights”  across the street from the Golden1 Center, home of the Sacramento Kings

The Main Event will feature James Dorris, Folsom Police Department vs Bryan Williams, Fresno Police Department for the Masters UCA Jr Heavyweight Championship Title. Also in action will be the undefeated UCA Cruiserweight Champion Anthony Cross, CDCR, CSP Sacramento vs Roman Grider, CDCR Corcoran  SATF.  The Masters UCA Welterweight Champion Frank Quitugua, CDCR CMF squaring off with Joe Fuentes, City of Miami Fire-Rescue. And the 4th title fight of the night will feature the The undefeated reigning and defending UCA Super Welterweight Champion April Martinez, CDCR CHCF taking on Jessica Segovia, Banning Police Department. 16 total fights. Don’t miss it. Purchase tickets at the door or online through www.eventbrite.com. 

Aug 2019 20

Bring on Kramer

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thumbnail (8)Post fight interview with the UCA Jr Middleweight Champion Christian Pharo, San Deigo Fire Dept Lifeguard “Bring on Kramer” Lets go! Christain Pharo vs the undefeated reigning and defending UCA Middleweight Champion Kellen Kramer, Bell Gardens Police Dept. Catch weight of 157lbs both belts on the line. “Winner Takes All”

Aug 2019 19

thumbnail (5)The Los Angeles Fire Dept Boxing Team is full of young hungry lions who could possibly take over six weight divisions. This talented group of fighters not only bring technical expertise to the team, but they also contribute passion, strong work ethic, and strive to be Champions..Starting with the Jr Middleweight division is #2 Marco Franco the undefeated World Police and Fire Olympic Gold Medalist. Next is the undefeated 3rd ranked Middleweight Tyrone Hurst. A tall athletic slick boxer with speed and power just needs more ring time. Sitting at #5 is Super Middleweight Bryce Gutierrez who seems to have all the tools just lacks experience. Sitting at #3 in the Light Heavyweight quick, pressure power puncher Ryan Ramirez who just lacks experience. The undefeated 2nd ranked Cruiserweight super athlete Sean Baker seems to have it all, just waiting for his shot. Sitting at the top of the Heavyweight division is Zane Archer who seems to be a natural just needs more ring time. The LAFD team is lead by Coach Adelino Jaminal who knows how to motivate, challenge and draw out the best in the team. This team seems to have all the ingredients for success. Not pictured: (Marco Franco, Bryce Gutierrez, Zane Archer)

Aug 2019 18

1Boxing fans filled the Shaun Diamond Plaza in Pomona, CA Saturday, August 17, 2019 for the 911 Fight Night “UCA Triple Header.” The first title fight of the night featured, from Stockton, CA, the undefeated UCA Super Welterweight Champion April Martinez, CDCR – CHCF defending her title against hometown favorite Alison Ziolkowski, Care Ambulance (Paramedic). When the bell sounded Martinez came out with good composure and started to put her punches together nicely.  She was using all her tools: angles, feints, jabs, crosses, and working the body, but Alison wasn’t going anywhere. She absorbed the punches and fired back with her own. Martinez turned up the heat in the 2nd round. Alison did her best to keep Martinez off, 30 seconds left in the 2nd round the referee stepped in and put an end to the fight. And still……the UCA Super Welterweight Champion April Martinez, CDCR CHCF. Martinez will be back in the ring on October 5, 2019 when she makes her 2nd title defense against Jessica Segovia, Banning Police Dept. at the NorCal Battle of the Badges in Sacramento.

2The second title fight of the night featured a Repeat or Revenge match-up between the Champion Aurelio Vasquez, LAPD vs #1 Jack Rivera, Sac City Fire Dept. In a rematch does the fighter who won the first time have an advantage? Does the winner have more confidence because he already beat his opponent?  Or does the fighter who was defeated work harder, correct mistakes, change tactics, and up his level of conditioning to be more prepared? Revenge can be a powerful, motivating force in training camp. When the bell rang to start this highly anticipated rematch Vasquez and Rivera picked up where they left off 4 months ago.  It was a fast paced fight fought at close quarters. These guys don’t need a ring they can fight in a phone booth. Both fighters did a good job of finding openings to land punches. Vasquez started to slow down in the 2nd round and Rivera still had gas in the tank. One round a piece going into the 3rd.  When the bell sounded to start the 3rd round the champion knew his title was in jeopardy and went right after Rivera forcing him to the ropes. Whoever wins the 3rd round wins the fight. Both fighters were throwing and landing punches until the final bell. Once the score cards were added up we had a winner.….And still…. the Masters UCA Jr Cruiserweight Champion Aurelio Vasquez, LAPD.

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The Champion Christian Pharo, San Diego Fire Dept Lifeguard vs #1 Dusty Rodriguez , Santa Monica Fire Dept. featured two fundamentally sound highly skilled fighters in an all-time great war for the UCA Jr Middleweight crown. It doesn’t get any better than this. Both fighters are at the top of their game and each have coaches with World Championship corner experience. Rodriguez trains out of Knuckleheadz Boxing in Ventura, CA under coach Joe “Hoss” Janik. Pharo trains at Pacific Training Center in San Diego under coach Eddie Roa. Both fighters spar with professional fighters most notably Pharo trains with the former undefeated WBO Jr Welterweight Champion Maurice Hooker. Pharo even got in a couple rounds with the Champion during training camp. When the bell sounded the fighters were anxious to get started. They met in the center of the ring and started throwing crisp, fast, hard punches. Pharo and Rodriguez looked like pros in there showing great balance rhythm and timing  Tough round to score. Team Pharo made an adjustment in the 2nd round. He used his speed, reach and footwork to move in and out of range of his dangerous opponent. Pharo continued to box with skill, discipline and intelligence in the 3rd. Rodriguez would land some nice body shots but it wasn’t enough to stop the champion. Pharo was the superior boxer and  executed a winning strategy to retain his title. And still…the UCA Jr Jr Middleweight Champion Christain Pharo.

One boxing adage would have you believe that a champion isn’t a real champion until they defend their title. Congratulations to the reigning and defending UCA Champions April Martinez, Aurelio Vasquez and Christian Pharo. They accomplished something a small percentage of fighters ever will, and nobody can take that away from them. 

Aug 2019 17

thumbnail (4)The undefeated UCA Jr Cruiserweight Champion Aaron Benoit, CDCR CHCF traveled from Sacramento to support his stablemates Jack Rivera and April Martinez at the 911 Fight Night event in Pomona CA.

Aug 2019 16

All weights were made for tomorrow night’s highly anticipated UCA Championship Triple Header. 

The two seasoned UCA Jr Middleweights came in under the contracted weight of 154 pounds. The UCA Jr Middleweight Champion Christain Pharo, San Diego Fire Dept Lifeguard will square off with  #1 Dusty Rodriguez, Santa Monica Fire Dept in a high level boxing matchup. Fight fans there are levels to this game and these guys are at the top. Both fighters train in a pro gym and sparred with professional fighters to prepare for this fight. The betting line on this fight is even. 

The only female fight on the card features two female warriors. Fighting out of the blue corner will be the undefeated UCA Super Welterweight Champion April Martinez, CDCR CHCF who looks to prove once again she is the best Super Welterweight in the country. Staring across the ring from her will be Allison Ziolkowski, Care Ambulance who looks to pull off the upset of the year. 

Its Repeat or Revenge when the Masters UCA Jr Cruiserweight Champion Aurelio Vasquez, LAPD puts his title on the line against #1 Jack Rivera, Sacramento City Fire Dept. They say once you become a champion you instantly become a better fighter.  Can Rivera step into the ring tomorrow night and score a bounce back victory and pick up the UCA strap? 

Tickets for this live event, can be purchased at the door starting at 530pm. Saturday August 17, 2019 Shaun Diamond Plaza, 171 West 2nd Street Pomona California. 

Aug 2019 14

thumbnail (1)The belt will do the talking this Saturday night when 3 UCA Champions make their first title defense at the 911 Fight Night  Triple Header. The main event will feature the UCA Jr Middleweight Champion Christain Pharo, San Diego Fire Dept Lifeguard squaring off with #1 ranked Dusty Rodriguez, Santa Monica Fire Dept. The UCA Super Welterweight Champion April Martinez, CDCR CHCF will defend her title against Alison Ziolkowski, Paramedic. The Masters UCA Jr Cruiserweight Champion Aurelio Vasquez, LAPD will take on #1 ranked Jack Rivera, Sacramento City Fire Dept.

Aug 2019 13

thumbnailThe UCA Coach of the Year Eddie Roa and the UCA Jr Middleweight Champion Christain Pharo, San Diego Fire Lifeguard are ready to defend the title this Saturday August 17, 2019 at the @911fightnight event in Pomona CA. Pharo will be defending his title against the former Champion and #1 ranked Dusty Rodriguez, Santa Monica Fire Dept. Let’s go!

Aug 2019 08

thumbnail (2)Will the former UCA Champion Dusty Rodriguez, Santa Monica Fire Dept and his coach Joseph “Hoss” Janik have what it takes to lift the belt from the UCA Jr Middleweight Champion Christain Pharo San Deigo Fire Lifeguard? Find out Saturday night at the 911 Fight Night event in Pomona Doors open at 6pm first bell rings at 7pm. Tickets will be sold at the door. UCA Championship Boxing Triple Header. August 17, 2019 Shaun Diamond Plaza, 171 West 2nd Street Pomona California.

Jul 2019 31

911- Female FightThe undefeated UCA Super Welterweight Champion April Martinez, CDCR CHCF returns to the ring Saturday, August 17, 2019 for the 911 Fight Night event in Pomona CA. Martinez looks to remain perfect when she puts her title on the line against undefeated Allison Ziolkowski Paramedic. Don’t miss this 3 round boxing attraction! Doors open at 6pm first bell rings at 7pm. Tickets will be sold at the door. UCA Championship Boxing Triple Header. August 17, 2019 Shaun Diamond Plaza, 171 West 2nd Street Pomona California.

Jul 2019 16

Rivera-vs-Vasquez--911-FightsThe road to UCA Jr Cruiserweight supremacy continues as the Champion Aurelio Vasquez, LAPD defends his title against #1 ranked Jack Rivera, Sacramento City Fire Dept in a Repeat or Revenge fight of an April 6, 2019 encounter that Vasquez won by decision to become the new Masters UCA Jr Cruiserweight Champion. After losing to Vasquez, Rivera decided to seek out professional boxing and MMA trainer Marcus Reeves for some specialty training to give him the edge he needs in the rematch. Will the belt switch hands? Find out at the 911 Fight Night Saturday August 17, 2019 Shaun Diamond Plaza, 171 West 2nd Street Pomona California. Doors open at 6 first fight at 7. Tickets will be sold at the door. 

 
 
Jul 2019 11

thumbnailThe UCA Jr Middleweight Champion Christain Pharo, San Diego Fire Lifeguard is 37 days out from the biggest fight of his career and he isn’t letting off the gas pedal. Pharo will make his first title defense against the #1 ranked former Champion Dusty Rodriguez, Santa Monica Fire Dept. Pharo is pushing himself to the limit and knows he will have to be at his best if he wants to keep his belt. Don’t miss the 911 Fight Night main event Pharo vs Rodriguez ”Moment of Truth” August 17, 2019 Pomona CA.

Jul 2019 09

Pharo-vs-Rodriguez---911-FightsOn August 17, 2019 the UCA Jr Middleweight Champion Christain Pharo, San Diego Fire Lifeguard will put his title on the line against the former Champion Dusty Rodriguez, Santa Monica Fire Dept. Pharo and Rodriguez will be featured as the Main Event on the 911 Fight Night card in Pomona CA. The two of them were destined to meet. They bring to the table the highest skills in the division and are always looking for the toughest challenge. Will Rodriguez reclaim the UCA Jr Middleweight title? Will Pharo prove once again he cannot be beat? One thing is for sure, this fight will answer who is the best Jr Middleweight in the game. Don’t miss it!

Jul 2019 01

911 Fight Night

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UCA Championship Boxing returns to Pomona California for the 911 Fight Night “UCA Championship Triple Header” August 17, 2019 Shaun Diamond Plaza, 171 West 2nd Street Pomona California. Doors open at 6 first fight at 7. Tickets will be sold at the door. 

Apr 2019 08
Once again, the Hanford Civic Auditorium played host to one of the most loaded cards ever put together. The Central California Battle of the Badges demonstrated that boxing has many ways to thrill and excite those of us who love the sport. In boxing anything can happen, and that is exactly what happened in the ring on April 6, 2019 in Hanford CA.  

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The first title fight of the night featured the Masters UCA Light Heavyweight Champion Mike Hagen, California Highway Patrol putting his title on the line against #1 ranked, Izzy Montes, CDCR, California State Prison, Sacramento. When the bell sounded to start this highly anticipated rematch, Montes was determined to even the score. He came out like a buzz saw throwing punches in bunches. Hagen tried to match the output, but Montes kept throwing and coming forward putting pressure on the champion. Hagen kept his composure and was most effective when he initiated the action. Montes continued to score points with volume punches. When the final bell rang, the results would be left in the judge’s hands to decide. By split decision….And the new…..Masters UCA Light Heavyweight Champion Izzy Montes, CDCR, CSP, Sacramento. It remains to be seen what direction Montes and Hagen will go from here. A trilogy, a different opponent, or retirement? We may never see this age matchup for a title again. Montes is 53 years old and Hagen is 55 years old.

The 2nd title fight of the night featured #1 ranked Frank Quitugua, California Dept. ofuca_7908 (800x727) Corrections, California Medical Facility vs Jose “Buster” Bustillos, United States Navy, fighting for the vacant Masters Welterweight title. Quitugua started out very patient and calculated in his attack. He didn’t waste any punches; every punch was thrown for a purpose. Bustillos couldn’t seem to find his rhythm and seemed to be out of range to land any punches. As the fight went on Quitugua got better. Bustillos would have his moments in the fight, but he wasn’t busy or aggressive enough. Quitugua’s ability to stay out of range and make Bustillos miss while finding openings to land jabs, hooks, and straight rights, helped him convince the judges to award him the decision. And the new….Masters UCA Welterweight Champion Frank Quitugua, CDCR, CMF.

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The third title fight of the night featured the undefeated 2nd ranked Anthony Cross, CDCR, CSP Sacramento taking on undefeated Juan Rodriguez from the Miami City Fire Dept. Yes, that’s correct. Rodriguez and his team traveled all the way from Miami, Florida to square off with Cross for the title. When the fighters came to the center of the ring for their final instructions from professional Referee Tom Taylor, it was clear Rodriguez had a huge height and reach advantage. Would Cross be able to close the distance and get inside Rodriguez reach? Let’s find out. When the bell rang, Cross came forward throwing jabs and right hands with bad intentions. Rodriguez kept his hands high to not get caught by any heavy blows. Rodriguez started to let his hands go in the 2nd round, but Cross used good head movement and footwork to stay out of danger. Going into the 3rd, Rodriguez needed a big round to change the momentum of the fight. Cross continued to impose his will on Rodriguez not giving him a chance to breathe. This bout would go the distance and Cross’s power and skill over the course of the fight proved too much for Rodriguez, And the new….. UCA Cruiserweight Champion Anthony Cross, CDCR, CSP Sacramento. Cross revealed he is truly a special fighter with unlimited potential. He continues to get better and evolve as a fighter with each win.

The 4th title fight of the night featured a matchup between two of the best fighuca_8275 (752x800)ters in the game: the undefeated #1 ranked Aaron Benoit from the California Dept of Corrections, California Health Care Facility squaring off with the undefeated UCA Jr Cruiserweight Champion Gerardo Serrano, Reedley Police Dept. Benoit and Serrano are special fighters whether it’s their belief in themselves, their focus, determination, hard work and discipline, or all the above. There is just something magnetic about them, you see it when they fight and when you are around them. From the first to the last bell, Benoit and Serrano put everything on the line. They electrified the crowd with fierce exchanges.  When Serrano would land a combination Benoit would erase it with a combination of his own. These warriors brought out the best in each other and refused to back down. As the fight went on the exchanges intensified. When the bell rang to start the 3rd and final round both fighters sensed that their chance to win was well within each other’s grasp. This fight was so close, and someone needed to take a chance. Half way through the 3rd round Benoit unleashed a series of punches that drove Serrano to the ropes forcing the referee to step in and give Serrano a standing 8 count. The bout ended with both fighters on their feet trading leather. UCA Boxing doesn’t get much better than this. When the score cards were added up Benoit would emerge with a split decision victory to become The New….UCA Jr Cruiserweight Champion. Greatness requires consistency, resilience, and the ability to shine from bell to bell, in every round of every fight. That’s what Serrano and Benoit gave the fans.

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Next up was the most anticipated fight of the night. Those in attendance got an eye-opening treat when the reigning and defending UCA Super Heavyweight Champion Chris Dubiansky, Camp Pendleton Fire Dept. squared off with the only fighter to hold two titles simultaneously, the undefeated 2 division UCA Champion Marqus Blevins, Kings County Sheriff’s Dept. in a Champion vs Champion showdown. As the bout began, both fighters came out patiently looking for openings. Dubiansky quickly started to pressure and back Blevins up not giving him a chance to set up an offensive attack. Blevins would find his openings but Dubiansky kept the pressure on. It was a back and forth battle between two highly skilled big men. As the fight went on, the action got better. Dubiansky kept backing Blevins to the ropes.  He consistently threw punches whether they landed or not. It kept Blevins busy trying to avoid punches and throw punches of his own.   These guys went to war full speed.  It was a spectacular performance by both fighters. Down the stretch, Dubiansky and Blevins fired off shots until the final bell rang.  When the score cards were added up, Dubiansky had done what no one has done before. He handed Blevins his first loss and lifted his UCA Heavyweight Title. The victory made Dubiansky only the second fighter in UCA history to hold two titles in two separate weight classes, simultaneously,

Next up was a Police vs Fire matchup. #1 ranked Aurelio Vasquez, Los Angeles Puca_8926 (800x737)olice Dept vs #2 Jack Rivera, Sacramento City Fire Dept. 3 rounds for the Masters UCA Jr Cruiserweight Title. This was a war from bell to bell between two evenly matched fighters. Rivera’s style is to come forward and make you work every second of every round, and Vasquez is more of a boxer puncher who can fight on the inside or the outside. When the first bell rang Rivera came forward and stayed in Vasquez’s face. Both fighters stayed busy trying to match each other’s output. Vasquez came forward in the 2nd round taking the fight to Rivera. Vasquez would box at times, then brawl, and switch between orthodox and southpaw. Both fighters had their moments in the fight, but Vasquez seemed to be the more active and accurate fighter. Throughout the fight, Vasquez and Rivera tried to land heavy shots to turn the tide but neither fighter was able to land anything meaningful. They just kept throwing and throwing. Tough fight to score. In the end, there had to be a winner. And the new…Masters UCA Jr Cruiserweight Champion Aurelio Vasquez, Los Angeles Police Dept.

DSC_6202 (800x746)The 7th title fight of the night was a clash between two of best in their division fighting for the vacant UCA Jr Welterweight Championship Title. UCA 2nd ranked Devon Dejoie, United States Navy (San Diego) vs #1 ranked BJ Adkins from Raleigh County Sheriff’s Dept. who traveled all the way from West Virginia to compete for the UCA title. When the bell sounded, Adkins came forward and took control of the center of the ring. He stuck to the basics, kept his hands up, threw straight punches, and stayed busy to win the first round. The second was more of the same from Adkins. Dejoie started to open up and was effective when he came forward. Tough round to score. Adkins may have squeezed it out by landing a few more punches. Here we go. Third and final round. Dejoie came out of his corner taking the fight to Adkins and backing him up with punches but it may have been too late. For 3 rounds it was a tug-of-war battle between two fighters with identical skills. Dejoie and Adkins displayed good composure and good fundamentals throughout the fight. Tough fight to score. When the score cards were added up it was split. But there had to be a winner. And the new….UCA Jr Welterweight Champion, all the way from West Virginia, BJ Adkins, Raleigh County Sheriff’s Dept. 

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We saved the best for last. The final fight of the night featured the former UCA Champion DJ Vargas, Hanford Police Dept. who looks to reclaim past glory and prove to everyone he still has what it takes to be a champion. Having overcome the disappointment of losing his UCA Super Middleweight title to Quincy Mirage, LAPD. Vargas then set his sights on the vacant UCA strap that Mirage was forced to vacate due to inactivity. This was an opportunity that Vargas could not let slip through his hands. Standing across the ring from Vargas is the hungry undefeated 3rd ranked Sterling Ingram, United States Navy who has been waiting for his chance to prove he’s the best in the division. Ingram came into the fight with confidence riding the momentum of a 3-fight win streak. Vargas vs Ingram is a matchup between two fighters with similar skills. They both have great footwork and would rather move and box than stand and go toe to toe. For three rounds Ingram brought the fight to Vargas and landed the more effective punches. Vargas showed good movement and looked for opportunities to land punches. However, he just didn’t do enough to make a case to the judges scoring the bout. The scorecards were unanimous. And the new….UCA Super Middleweight Champion Sterling Ingram, U.S Navy, The statement victory reaffirmed Sterling Ingram’s place as the best in the Super Middleweight division. He has the potential to do some big things and he is in the perfect division for him to start doing so.

The momentum that Public Safety boxing has found over the past 8 years must be used as a springboard to ensure it’s maintained. By building Champions, promoting fighters and keeping them in the public eye. The Central California Battle of the Badges event produced 15 total fights, and 8 bouts were UCA Title fights. This is something which had never happened in one night before in the history of Public Safety boxing. Upcoming events SoCal Battle of the Badges June, 29, 2019 Pechanga Resort and Casiono, 911 Fight Night August 17, 2019 Pomona, CA, NorCal Battle of the Badges October 5, 2019