• Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Anthony Serrano, Boxing Club, County, Youth Commission Sued by Boy Molested by Coach

    One of the two 14-year-old boys repeatedly molested by Anthony Serrano is suing the Santa Ana boxing coach, the County of Orange, Undisputed Champ Boxing Club and the Orange County Youth Commission. Serrano, 45, was sentenced in March to two years in prison and ordered to register as a sex offender ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Anthony Serrano, Santa Ana Boxing Coach Legend, Cops to Molesting Boys, Gets 2 Years

    Anthony Serrano, a legend in local sports as head of the Santa Ana Boxing Club that has kept many kids out of gangs, recently pleaded guilty to molesting two 14-year-old boys multiple times in his home.The 45-year-old was sentenced Friday to two years in prison and a lifetime of registration as a se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    [UPDATED with Charges, Second Victim:] Anthony Serrano, OC Youth Boxing Legend, Accused of Sexually Molesting Boxers

    See update at the end of this post on the charges against Anthony Serrano, who is now accused of having preyed upon two boys.ORIGINAL POST, JULY 16, 5:18 A.M.: Anthony Serrano is a legend in local sports as head of the Santa Ana Boxing Club, a ramshackle gym off Fourth Street that has saved many a y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Anonymous Donor Ponies Up Cash for Santa Ana Youth to Fight in Oxnard--In the Boxing Ring, of Course

    The Santa Ana Boxing Club is one of those miracle workers that take kids leaning like a cholo and turn them into upstanding men (and women) via the sweet science. But, like with most nonprofits (or anything associated with boxing, for that matter, it's in trouble right now (I won't use the cliché " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Manny Pacquiao Comic Book Now on Kindle

    ​You know you've made it when you have a comic book version of your life, ala Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. Philippine boxer (and wannabe balladeer) Manny Pacquiao's comic biography, Winning In & Out of the Ring was made in the Philippines, where Pacquiao is considered a national hero, but it's ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 14, 2011

    Will Mexicans Ever Return to Mexico to Make it Better?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And do they hate Manny Pacquiao?

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Top Five Manny Pacquiao Songs #Winning

    ​Here's one thing you have to remember about Manny Pacquiao: he's a lover, not (just) a fighter. A lover of singing, that is. The pound-for-pound, best boxer in the world is so confident of a victory against Sugar Shane Mosley tomorrow at the Mandalay Bay Hotel that he already has a post-fight cel ... More >>

  • News

    March 3, 2011

    Does Fight Club OC Have the Winning Combination?

    Roy Englebrecht's Battle of the Ballroom is no more, but he hopes his new hybrid boxing/MMA event will be a hit

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Good Boxing Pizza at Pizza Boy

    ​Any of you food freaks like boxing? I do, and found myself at my cousin's pad this Saturday to see the ultimately boring Floyd Mayweather-Shane Mosely boxing match. My cousin is a good eater--knows his Rufino's and Cortina's for Italian, but we needed a delivery pizza. I assumed we would get corp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Flickr Photo of the Week!

    Flickr user PondageThe Santa Ana Boxing Club strikes a blow.​Got something to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr group!

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Two Local Young Boxers Go Golden (as in Golden Boy Promotions)

    Golden BoyAll grown up: Luis, Ronny and Carlos Molina, of Commerce, signed with Golden Boy yesterdayRonny Rios, whose quick ascent from little known high school boxer to surprise national phenom we've documented in these pages, and Luis Ramos Jr., another local star who has boxed at TKO Boxing gym i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Ronny Kicks Ass

    "They're rookies," some one said about the promoters as the DJ fudged Ronny Rios's entrance song twice before finally hitting the only track that would coax young Ronny out from his warm up room and into the ring. Born and raised in Santa Ana, 19-year-old Ronny missed the Olympic team by a hair in l ... More >>

  • News

    April 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008

    Oscar de la Hoya=Vendido

    I never thought East LA boxer Oscar de la Hoya was a sellout like so many other wabs—not after he beat Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez, not after he recorded a fruity music album, not after he supposedly wore fishnet stockings, not after his career as a pugilist proved more unfulfilled promise t ... More >>

  • Features

    August 2, 2007


    Santa Ana teenager Ronny Rios has fought his way into contention for the U.S. Olympic boxing team. He didnt do it alone

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2007

    TKO Records' 10th Anniversary Weekender Blowout

    Huntington Beach punk label TKO celebrates its 10th year of existence July 20 through 22 with three shows in three different venues. Friday night's gig goes down at Alex's Bar (21 ) in Long Beach; Saturday's happens at Vault 350 (all ages) in Long Beach; and Sunday's takes place at the Airliner (1 ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Punk for Life

    TKO Records stays in the ring

  • News

    October 6, 2005

    The Don King of Cockfights

    He whipped Bob Dornan. Now Latino activist Nativo Lopez turns his attention to cocks of a different sort

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    School of Really Hard Knocks

    A night in the life of Ultimate University