Posts Tagged ‘Police’
- Alyssa DeFazio was born in New Burgh New York 20 years ago. Her father was a New York Police officer who had to quit the force because of medical reasons. Her Uncle is a police officer and her cousin wears the uniform proudly as well. Assuming the apple wouldn’t fall too far from the tree there was a good chance Alyssa would grow up and become a police officer. At age 4, Alyssa and her family moved from the Empire state to Arizona eventually settling in Wittman a 1 gas station, 1 Subway town situated between Surprise and Wickenburgoff US Highway 60. According to Alyssa, she took up karate lessons shortly after moving to the Cactus State and added boxing to her self defense repertoire by the time she was 8. Her younger brother is an accomplished dirt bike racer.
- The Arizona State Boxing Commission office reports there are 6 licensed matchmakers working in Arizona.Mike Sanchez and Roger Woods are licensed to arrange boxing matches in Arizona. Sanchez, President of USA Boxing Arizona , also has a Matchmaker License in Nevada which permits him to match fights there.Asher Lutz, Cesar Ortiz Richard Reyes and John Petrilli are licensed MMA Matchmakers. Anyone wanting to become a matchmaker in the State of Arizona must fill out an application with the Arizona
- Mark your calendar for Saturday August 4 when popular and undefeated Arizona Light Welterweights Jose Benavidez and Javier Loya square off at the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas on the under card action of the Diego Magdaleno (22-0) Vs. Antonio Davis (29-7) Junior Lightweight war. Light Heavyweight Mike Lee (9-0) is fighting some guy named TBA. Fight fans become a bit miffed when a card has holes going into the final days of the event. Despite that dilemma…drive to the venue or watch this one on Telefutura. Benavidez Jr (15-0) and Loya (7-0) is an interesting pairing . Benavidez, a Top Rank protege, is the pedigreed fighter in this match up while Loya is considered the mongrel that no promotional company wanted to sign. All he does is win. Jose is 20 and Javier is 25. On paper, Benavidez is favored but Javier is married and hungry. Both guys are class act and a compliment to their community. Each fighter deserve a bow for putting their undefeated records on the line. Jose trains at Central Gym in Phoenix while Javier has new digs at the Busted Knuckle Gym in North Phoenix…Go if you can spare the dime. Call the Casino for tickets.
- Parting shots: USA Boxing Arizona official and MCSO Boxing Trainer Walt Hoskins is home recovering an undisclosed illness. He is a prominent figure in Arizona boxing and everyone wishes him a speedy recovery. Chris Alvarado, an assistant to Walt, is working with 125 lb boxing standout Lupita Nevarez. Chris has a good eye for talent and he says she is the real deal…..Iron Boy Promotions has cancelled their August 11 Celebrity Theatre show in Phoenix. It will be rescheduled for November at the same venue. Rumors are circulationg that Iron Boy and Fan Base Promotions might collaborate on a future show but if it does happen…look for Jesus “El Martillo” Gonzales to headline if the rumor comes to fruition. Alan Kahn, speed bag expert, was at the irongloves gym in Tempe to talk about and demonstrate the power of the Speed Bag. He gave a demonstration at the 1996 Olympics.UNTIL NEXT TIME!
Unbeaten female lightweight Rola El-Halabi’s (11-0, 6 KOs) career is apparently over due to the injuries she sustained after being wounded by gunfire in her dressing room shortly before a scheduled fight on Friday, 1st April in Berlin.
The 25-year-old German was preparing to fight Irma Balijagic Adler of Bosnia for the vacant IBF lightweight when her 44-year-old stepfather and former manager Hicham “Roy” El Halibi, entered her dressing room backstage and shot her in the hand, knee and feet. Unfortunately the injuries are considered too severe for her to continue her career.
According to confirmed Police statements, two security guards were also wounded and over 800 people had to be evacuated from the area.
According to published reports Rola said: “I was with my coach and manager in the changing room when Papa rushed into the room. He threatened us with a gun in his hand and shouted ‘Everyone out!’ And then he shot me in the hand from three meters. I cried and screamed. He took his time aiming and then shot me in the knee and then in my right foot.”
Hicham was overwhelmed by a Special Operations Police who stormed the room were he was holding his step daughter.
El-Halabi severed ties from her stepfather as a manager in January. “When I had problems I could talk with him about anything, except when it was about boys. That was taboo,” El-Halabi said. It is being suggested that Hicham Halabi had often threatened his step daughter.
El-Halabi won the WIBF and WIBA world titles in 2009 and has an 11-0 career record with six knockouts.
Rola El Halabi - Hicham “Roy” El Halabi -- Rola the morning before she was shot in Berlin (Photo Andrew Millwall) -- AP photos showing Rola being taken to ambulance.
A tragic day for the family of former world super middleweight champion Jeff Lacy, as well as all in law enforcement. Lacy’s brother Hydra Lacy, Jr. was involved in a shootout with police in St. Petersburg, Florida that left two officers dead, and eventually Lacy was also found dead at the scene.
Officers killed in St. Petersburg
ST. PETERSBURG – On what the mayor has since termed a “dark day” for the city of St. Petersburg, two police officers died and a federal marshal was injured in a shootout with a violent fugitive sex offender.
According to Chief Chuck Harmon, the officers and deputy U.S. Marshal went to the home in the 3700 block of 28th Avenue S to serve a warrant for aggravated battery.
Boxing News – Ricky Hatton will be investigated by police over allegations he snorted cocaine in a hotel room.
The 31-year-old boxer, who was admitted to a rehabilitation clinic on Monday, was secretly filmed allegedly snorting the class A drug while on a night out.
Greater Manchester Police said officers are aware of the story and plan to question him.
A spokesman said: ‘Police in Trafford are aware of the allegations made against Mr Hatton and are looking into the matter.
‘Greater Manchester Police’ acknowledges that Mr Hatton has voluntarily entered rehabilitation and the force will respect his privacy.