2013 Awards Banquet
The 20th anniversary of the El Paso Boxing/Martial Arts Hall of Fames
April 27th, 2013 6-9:30 P.M.
Region XIX 6611 Boeing Dr.
El Paso, Texas
Our star-studded guest list is as follows: 1. Ernie Reyes Jr. Movie star, movie producer, martial arts champion, and entrepreneur who recently did special effects for avatar 1 and II. Erne was an original Ninja Turtle. 2. Jesse Valdez, a 6-time national boxing champion and Olympic Medalist. He created the program Boxercise in California. 3. George Chung is a 5 time world forms champion 6. Ishmael Robles is a 3-time world kickboxing champion. El Paso Times Sportswriter, Bill Knight, will be the presenter for Media Inductee, Matthew Aguilar (Sports Reporter of major bouts from El Paso who now lives in Chicago).
Boxing Inductee's is as follows:
The 1st ever 'Lifetime Achievement Award' will go to Ladislao Vicencio.
Boxing Legends Awards:
Martial Arts Inductee's include:
Master Clarence Beckmon
Professor Sam Vasquez
Carol and Dave Cobb,
Boxing Performance Awards:
Austin Trout WBA Champion, Professional Boxer of the Year.
Louie Burke, Coach of the Year.
Jennifer Han, Female Coach of the Year.
Zachary Prieto, Amateur Boxer of the Year.
Rocky Burke, Official of the Year.
Abie Han, 'Rising Star Award.'
Martial Arts Performance Awards:
Higo Sida: MMA Co-Coach of the year.
Shane Schuman: co-coach of the Year.
Ricardo McCall: MMA Pro of the Year.
Armando Rivas: MMA Amateur of the Year.
Eddie Gambo: MMA Rising Star Award.
Aida Yvettye Gray: MMA Female Fighter of the Year.
Master of Ceremonies: Burnette Johnson.
Candlelighters Represenatives: Our Queen of the banquet is 7 year old cancer victim Fernanda Garcia and our King of the Banquet is 7 year old cancer victim Anthony Viejas. Director Mary Vasquez wil be present with other children with cancer. Last year we arranged for $1500 to the Candlelighters.
When & Where
El Paso Boxing & Martial Arts Hall of Fame
The El Paso Boxing & Martial Arts Hall of Fames is an organization that recognizes the professional aspect of these citizens as well as their good citizenship toward their community. Moreover,the organization supports, with donations, the Candelighters, an organization that supports Kids with cancer. Our main objective it to bring the sports of the Boxing and the Martial Arts together as a big family once every year.