Boxing Star Alexis Urbina Murdered In His House Family Needs Help

As you may or may not know, amateur National Champion boxer Alexis Urbina of Phoenix Arizona was beaten in his home and died of his injuries last week.

17 year-old Alexis was planning to fight in the Olympics in 2016, and recently traveled to the Ukraine to represent Team USA in the Klitchko Brothers tournament. It’s a huge blow to the boxing community – he was a good kid, who stayed out of trouble and worked hard. He had a very bright future.

His sister, Sulem Urbina Soto is also a boxer, and has her own aspirations of competing in the 2016 Olympics for Mexico. She and the rest of the Urbina family are struggling with funeral costs, and a number of initiatives have been set up to help. I know the family would be very appreciative.

There is a go fund me account, where people can donate directly. To donate, they just need to visit

Brandon Rios and Garden City Boxing Gym have generously donated a championship belt signed by Rios. It is being auctioned on Rios’ Facebook and Instagram pages, with all proceeds going to the Urbina family. The auction ends tomorrow.

Boxing photographer bStunt has donated a signed Lucas Matthysse glove that is currently being auctioned on eBay.

Vitali’s Retirement Nearing, 2014 Might Be His Last Year

According to recent news, Tom Loeffler has suggested that Vitali Klitscho may fight his last fight in 2014, ending his career thereafter.

According to Loeffler, the fight will take place sometime next year, against an opponent yet to be signed, even though chances are it will be his mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne.

While there have been numerous reports in past few years suggesting that Vitali was thinking about calling it quits, this time I believe it to be true.

Not only is he getting older and more prone to injuries, his political career is moving forward, with Vitali hoping to run for president of Ukraine.

Maybe it’s the distraction of politics, or maybe his physical condition, I think that he himself is finally ready to let boxing go.

It is quite a treat to see a fighter start at the bottom, and go as far as the Klitschko brothers have gone. It is also sad to see them retire, even if happy with more to look forward to in life.

Vitali Klitschko is not only a boxer, but together with his brother they are nothing short of a sensation. Vitali will be 43 next year, and just the fact that he has been as dominating as he was in they heavyweight division, should land him in a historic slot in boxing.

Having said all that, Vitali did recently mention that he would like to fight David Haye before hanging up with gloves for good. “’Let’s see. Why not? But at the moment, I don’t want to talk about major plans,” replied Vitali when asked about the possibility of him facing David Haye.


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