Chris “The Truth” Johnson made his professional boxing debut in the Medford area over the weekend.
Central Oregon Daily followed the Bend boxer’s training camp from the early days to the fight last Saturday night. If you missed Chris’ story when it aired on Tuesday night, Central Oregon Daily is airing an extended version on Sunday night at 6 p.m. on KBNZ-CBS and 11 p.m. on KOHD-ABC.
13-year-old Redmond boxer Kevin Ochoa-Limbeck had lost close decisions in the finals of the last two silver gloves championships, but the third time was the charm.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom shows us how the Redmond boxer won a national title in Missouri over the weekend.
Kevin got a welcome home celebration fit for a champion on Sunday afternoon. 75 friends, family, and fans showed up at Redmond airport to congratulate Kevin on his national title when he arrived back home from Missouri. Kevin says he hopes to fight for the U.S Olympic boxing team in the future.
Alberto Rivas and his trainer Richard Miller of Deschutes County Rocks in Bend stop by Central Oregon Daily for a brief visit before their week’s Rogue Valley Rumble 7 at the Jackson County Expo Center in Medford on Saturday, May 20th. This will be Alberto’s third pro match.