Hard Knocks Gym

Hard Knocks Gym


Iron Boy 58

Friday night saw the return of Iron Boy, back to the Phoenix cathedral of Boxing, Celebrity Theater. It was a great homecoming and packed house for Iron Boys 58th boxing presentation. It was a nonstop, knockout good time. Seven action-packed bouts that kept the audience cheering all night long. Here's what we saw:
to start off the night we had Light Heavyweights take the stage as Phoenix favorite, Edwardo Ayala (7-2-1) took on Rafael Garcia (9-3-0) Garcia was not Ayala's original opponent. Mr. Garcia was headlined to take on Farid Ngoga in the main event, but in a very unprofessional fashion, Garcia hit the scales 20 pounds overweight, much to Mr.Ngoga disappointment. In a twist of fate, Ayala's original opponent William Northan was set to rumble in a much anticipated Golden Gloves rematch. Due to unforeseen commission clearance issues, Mr. Northan was unable to participate in this show, but we eagerly look forward to these 2 fan favorites going toe to toe in an upcoming Iron Boy competition. Two minutes and 32 seconds into round one of a scheduled six, Ayala delivered a huge set of punches to his opponent. The exchange started out with a right-hand blow, he then quickly set it up with a left hook, then a right-hand uppercut and went to deliver yet another right in this flurry of action, but missed as Garcia was already going down. Garcia got to his feet in the last seconds but referee David George called a stop to the bout. Declaring Ayala winner by TKO. Us journalists are supposed to be impartial, but I can tell you it was great to see Ayala give Garcia that knock out. When you hit the scale for the main event fight 20 pounds overweight, you deserve an ass-whooping. Lots of excitement for Team Ayala, looking forward to his next contest.

Featherweights Darren Cunningham (14-1-0 ) vs Ernesto Guerrero (33-32-0). Cunningham took a very seasoned opponent and gave him a lesson on how they do it in Vegas. With a dazzling 1- 2 punch in the very 1st round giving Guerrero the big KO.

Next Up, the super lightweights took to the squared circle as Johnathon Cardoso (13-0-0) vs veteran fighter Christian Palma ( 31-11-2). The punches were flying in this matchup, back and forth they went but Palma got caught in the 4th round and refs stopped the contest and declared Cardoso the winner by TKO.

The Hard Knocks team was out in full force to support their fighter Alexis Ortega as he climbed in the ring for his 3rd pro bout. You may remember, Ortega, giving a big ko to his last opponent, November at Iron Boy 57. Ortega was matched up this time with Edgardo Arvizu who was making his Pro Debut, but it's back to the schoolroom for Arvizu as Ortega finished him in quick style in just 2 minutes 1 second into the opening round. Alexis delivered a beautiful punch to the chin of his opponent knocking Arvizu to the canvas, upon finding his feet, Arvizu couldn't shake the cobwebs loose and referee David George called an end to the fight, awarding Ortega with his 3rd knockout.

Super Featherweight Jesus Ibarra took on Ivan Meraz. Fan-favorite Ibarra, a very quiet, kind, and humble young man, was just coming off a big TKO victory against Hector Suarez, here in Phoenix at Footprint center last month. Back under the lights at Celebrity Theater this match-up went the distance, a full 6 rounds of hard-hitting back and forth action. When the dust cleared and the scores tallied Ibarra won by unanimous decision.

On to our lightweight contest, we had Thomas Valdez (20-3-2), cousin to World Champion Oscar Valdez, boxing seems to run in this skilled family's blood. Thomas took on Jesus Perez (13-13-1) in the upset of the evening. Valdez looked good out there against this very tough opponent, delivering some beautiful body shots. By the end of this 6 round contest o, the judges declared Perez the victory in a unanimous decision.

In a super exciting, lightweight, double Pro debut match-up. We had Elias Terraza vs. Jefferey Wells. In this super exciting contest, the two gladiators fought fiercely! Wells was hungry for this fight and gave it his all. 1 minute 9 seconds into the 3rd of 4 rounds, Terraza delivered a big KO to Wells, referee Joey Chavez called a stop to the action after delivering the 10 count to Wells. We look forward to more great boxing action in Terrazas' future.

Well, I saved my fight of the night for last. The co-main event of the evening was hands down the star of the show as Fan favorite, undefeated Trini Ochoa ( 10-0-0) took on seasoned boxing veteran Luis Avila (8-19-3). This fight was intense. This was a 6 round match up in the Welterweight division; Ochoa and Avila went to war. Every round was hard-hitting excitement. Everyone got worried when Avila connected to the left brow of Ochoa opening up a deep, nasty lightning bolt-shaped cut that was bleeding profusely, tensions were high when in the 4th or 5th round the doctor was called to look at the cut. Luckily for Ochoa and his legions of fans, friends and family filling the room, the contest went forward. Ochoa's face was covered in blood, the flow dripping to the ring, but that did not stop Ochoa. Trini fought like a man possessed and kept on Avila, at the end of this 6 round clash of warriors. Ochoa was declared your winner by unanimous decision and remains undefeated.

All in all, it was a spectacular night of Boxing Action in Arizona; as Iron Boy Combat Sports in association with OV Productions came home to Celebrity Theater. We eagerly look forward to the next show!

See you ringside.


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At Hard Knocks Gym we provide structured fitness programs for all ages and fitness levels. Our mission is to provide a positive and inspiring place to learn and train.

We serve as a safe haven for young people from the streets, drugs and troubled homes.

Operating as usual


2 of our boxers were matched. Doors open at 3pm. Come support our team and wear you Hard Knocks shirt.

Iron Boy 58 02/26/2022

Congratulations Alexis Ortega 3-0 all by way of knockout

Iron Boy 58 Weigh Ins 02/25/2022

Iron Boy 58 Weigh Ins

Photos from Hard Knocks Gym's post 02/25/2022

Alexis made weight and is ready to go. Farid made weight but his opponent was 20 pounds over weight. Sorry everyone that bought tickets to see Farid but this was completely out of our control. Now let pull together and support Team Ortega.


Clear to Close LIVE - With Special Guests Farid Goga and his Coach Arturo Ortega!


Alexis getting his photo shoot in at the Celebrity theater for Ironboy. Come watch him in action on Friday, February 25th at the Celebrity theater. If you need tickets call us at 602-944-4791.


Our boys had fun during a photo shoot for Iron boy. Getting ready for February 25th. We have a few tickets left if you need some. If you are interested in being a sponsor for their next fight call us 602-944-4791.

Photos from Hard Knocks Gym's post 02/10/2022

Ready for Ironboy 58 at Celebrity Theater. Friday, February 25th Farid Ngoga and Alexis Ortega will be on the card. We have ticket available call us if you need some. 602-944-4791


We are open today. Stop in and get your workout done.


Our boys didn't get the win today. They fought hard, did their best and learned so much. Now we will all get back to the gym on Monday and get ready for 2022. We are so proud of Kevin and Edgardo.


We have bouts 15 and 17. Take your time.


We have 2 matches today. The Castro boys if you can come out and support our team. Doors open at noon.


Wow, and NEW....
Congratulations Kambosos

Iron boy 47 Arizona Title Fight 11/21/2021

Iron boy 47 Arizona Title Fight

Fights are live. Lets go team Ortega.

Iron boy 47 Arizona Title Fight


Relaxed and ready to go. @ironboycombatsports @oalexis_21 @hardknocksbosslady


And the winner by unanimous decisions Farid Ngoga @faythegod @hardknocksbosslady

Photos from Hard Knocks Gym's post 11/12/2021

On weight and ready to go eat. Tomorrow night at the footprint center. Time to get that W. @faythegod @hardknocksbosslady @ironboycombatsports


Great sparing tonight. Thank you to boxing club desiderio for the work.


Farid won by 3rd round TKO. @faythegod @ironboycombatsports @hardknocksbosslady

Photos from Hard Knocks Gym's post 09/30/2021

Both on [email protected] @faythegod @ironboycombatsports


Ready for weigh-ins @faythegod @oalexis_21 @ironboycombatsports @hardknocksbosslady


Class on Tuesday and Thursday 5pm. Beginning boxer perfect for fitness or starting your boxing journey. Try a class on us CALL 602-944-4791
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Photos from Hard Knocks Gym's post 09/16/2021

We would like to congratulate Alexis Ortega. Today he signed his contract and will be boxing for Ironboy Combat Sports. He will join his Hard Knocks Gym teammate Farid Ngoga as an Ironboy fighter. @faythegod @oalexis_21 @ironboycombatsports @hardknocksbosslady


I am so proud of these young men. Both won by TKO. The things God can do when you put Him 1st. It is a blessing that Suzanne and I get the opportunity to share this journey with them.


Winner by 1st round TKO 1:35 in the 1st round.

Photos from Hard Knocks Gym's post 08/27/2021

Winner by TKO in 45 seconds of the 1st round.


First we want to thank our sponsor Azneighbor. Sorry we just found out they will not have a live stream. They are recording and will post the video later


Team Ngoga and Ortega ready to go

Photos from Hard Knocks Gym's post 08/26/2021

On weight and ready to fight. Ironboy will be streaming the event. We will let you know the link.


Almost time for weigh-ins. Both of our boys are on weight. Now just have to make it official


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Thank you Micky Scala for some great work


On track weight is good. Looking forward to our sparing session


Remembering those that gave the ultimate sacrifice.

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