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Irving Xilohua Pursues His Dream in His Own Backyard

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Super Bantamweight boxer Irving Xilohua stares back at his opponent, Rodolfo Molina durinweigh-ins for the Toscano Boxing Promotions card at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds Friday Night. Fights begin at 6:30.

Story & Photos contributed by Dan Rogers

Irving Xilohua is looking to become a champion. Like many boxers, Xilohua(2-0, 2 KO) knows this will take some time, but the Stockton native looks to take the next step in his journey as he takes on fellow Super bantamweight Rodolfo Molina of Antioch, CA at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds tomorrow night.  Molina will be making his professional debut.  

Irving Xilohua flashes a smile during weigh-ins for Toscano Boxing Promotions card at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds Friday Night. Fights begin at 6:30.

The fight is being put on by Toscano Boxing promotions, and features 8 contests with several Stockton and Central California fighters. The main event will feature Damian “Samurai” Sosa (20-1, 11 KOs)  who will square off against Ronald “Diablo” Cruz (18-1-1, 12 KOs) in a 10-round bout.

Xilohua hopes that his upcoming fight will establish him as a contender and that a convincing win in front of his hometown fans will “elevate me to the next level.”

Irving says this was the easiest camp and weight cut he has ever had, the result of adding a nutritionist to his team for the first time. Also helping to sharpen his skills are a father and son team of trainers, Leonel Salas and his son, assistant trainer Sammy Salas. 

Irving has been fighting out of Stockton’s Cal Street Boxing Club for the past 10 years, a graduate of Lincoln High.  He hopes to be successful against someone he considers a tough opponent, but regardless of the outcome Friday night, Xilohua wants to stay busy by following this contest up with another fight before the calendar year ends.  

Busy is good, but his dreams involve title belts and lots of wins.  With the talent and skill he has flashed early on, Irving Xilohua may just see those dreams take root right here in Stockton, and then beyond.

Fights start at 6:30 at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. The fights can be streamed live for free on Fight Hype and in Spanish on TV Boxeo.

Trainer Leonel Salas(L) and Irving Xilohua(R) pose for publicity photos at the weigh-ins for Toscano Boxing Promotions card at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds Friday Night. Fights begin at 6:30.

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Hughson Steals Homecoming Show Against Escalon

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On a night where Escalon celebrated its Homecoming, as well as the life of one it’s most important people, the precision passing and ferocious defense of the Hughson Huskies shoved and bullied their way to a 29-14 win at Lloyd Engel Field in Escalon.

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Enochs Runs Past Central Valley

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Central Valley Junior QB Darrius Jackson(11) scrambles from the pocket as Enochs Safety Skyler McCauley moves in for the tackle. Enochs won the game 31-6.

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Enochs Junior running back Aiden Muhammad ran for 184 yards and 2 touchdowns, and the Enochs defense kept the Central Valley High School offense shut down for most of the game in a 31-6 Enochs victory at Dan Gonzales Field in the CVTV Prep Game of the Week.

Enochs Junior Running Back Aiden Muhammad shakes off a defender for a big gain on his way to 184 rushing yards. Enochs won the game, 31-6.

Muhammad got started early against Central Valley, scoring twice by halftime, one by catching a 9-yard pass from Senior QB Adam Amman. Amman completed only 4 passes all game, but 3 of those went for touchdowns. It was that kind of night, as Enochs reached halftime with a 28-0 lead.

The second half mostly showcased each team’s defense, the two exceptions being a touchdown drive by Central Valley in the 3rd, capped by a nice catch and run by Anthony Ramirez from 32 yards out. Senior kicker Jordan Rogers converted a 40-yard field goal to close out the scoring.

Senior Kicker/Punter Jordan Rogers scores 3 for Enochs with a 40-yard field goal. The Eagles won the game 31-6 over Central Valley High.

The loss drops Central Valley, who was coming off a thrilling win against Ceres last week, to 1-3. Both Central Valley and Enochs(2-2) head into their bye weeks with contests against Golden Valley and Oakdale respectively next Friday.

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