Current NABA-WBA Lightweight Champion. A lot of boxers talk about facing adversity. Few can match the tribulations Tony “Lightning” Luis has seen in his 29 years. Considered one of the most talented Lightweight boxers in the World, Tony has breezed through opponents with 25 wins against only three losses in his professional career.
It’s easy to earn a nickname like “Heavy Metal” when you work in your dad’s scrap yard. And it’s easy to set up the TV and watch some of history’s greatest boxers slug it out. But what’s hard is earning a place among those same fighters.
“ILL” Will Madera found his passion for boxing in the City of Albany Recreation Center. His father had briefly pursued boxing as a young man but was never able to make a run at a career. Like his dad, he was drawn to the challenge of the boxing gym.
Welterweight "Lethal" Larry Fryers has taken a winding path in his arrival to the pro ranks. Fryers picked up the sport at age 10 in his father’s boxing club in Clones, Ireland. It took three years before the elder Fryers decided Larry was ready for the ring.
Middleweight prospect Ronnie “Rocket” Robidoux never planned to be a boxer. He started boxing in 2010 intending to move into mixed martial arts. However, he excelled at boxing and six years after first strapping on the gloves, he is growing a reputation as a hard-hitting, smart fighter, with relentless speed and aggression.
Daniel “El Pantera” Andujo and his father used to spend hours in front of the TV watching fighters from other eras raise their belts. Watching boxing together was their way of connecting. Julio Cesar Chavez was their favorite. After years of seeing “El Gran Campéon Mexicano” on TV, Andujo wanted his turn in the ring.