Posts Tagged: Boxing

Friday Flashback: Koch boxed with Klitschko for WBC title in ’98

January 15, 2021

No boxer from Alaska did more than Anchorage’s Cody Koch, whose rapid and remarkable rise to prominence in the 1990s was unlike anything we’ve ever seen in the sport. Koch broke into pro boxing in 1995 after winning a national Toughman Contest. He won his first 24 fights, with 20 of them coming by knockout…. Read more »

Delgado wins by KO to extend unbeaten streak to eight fights

December 12, 2020

Anchorage’s Nino Delgado extended his unbeaten streak to eight fights after he scored a first-round knockout in Tijuana, Mexico. Delgado, 25, finished off Ricardo Coronado with a series of body shots for his fifth lightweight division win by KO. “Once I hit him with the first clean shot to the body, I knew he didn’t… Read more »

With football finished, Fa’amasino dips toes in boxing game

August 9, 2019

Now that football is in his rear-view mirror, former New Mexico State University linebacker Lui Fa’amasino of Anchorage has embarked on a new journey in the boxing game. The 23-year-old made his amateur debut in style, with the 6-foot, 225-pound Alaskan winning a unanimous decision in the heavyweight division over New Mexico’s 6-foot-5, 205-pound Chris… Read more »

Delgado beats unbeaten fighter to win 2nd Sr. Golden Gloves title

February 4, 2018

Anchorage boxer Nino Delgado won his second career senior Golden Gloves title in Tacoma, Washington. The 23-year-old beat previously undefeated fighter Austin Mariscal of Washington in the men’s 141-point division. “Mariscal was 16-0, so the crowd was anticipating a good fight,” Delgado told me. “I took both the first and third round with a close… Read more »