New Mexico Boxing

2007 New Mexico Boxing Readers' Poll

Best Fight of 2007

1. Ray Sanchez III vs. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (22%)
2. Jesus Soto-Karass vs. Gilberto Venegas (13%)
3. Johnny Tapia vs. Evaristo Primero (12%)
4. Monica Lovato vs. Mariana Juarez (11.8%)
5. Holly Holm vs. Ann Marie Saccurato (6%)
6. Carlos Madrid vs. Brandon Rios (3.6%)
(None of the rest had a significant number of votes, all under 2%)

Best Male Fighter of 2007
1. Austin Trout (30%)
2. Joaquin Zamora (16%)
3. Matthew Esquibel (9%)
4. Sammy DiPace IV (6.6%)
5. Joe Gomez (5.7%)
6. Antonio Escalante (5%)
7. Abie Han (4.8%)
8. Mike Alderete (4.6%)
9. David Rodriguez (4.5%)
10. Ray Sanchez III (4%)
Best Female Fighter of 2007
1. Holly Holm (46%)
2. Monica Lovato (30%)
3. Ayanna Vasquez (10.5%)(amateur)
4. Jennifer Han (6%)(amateur)
5. Amanda Crespin (2%)(amateur)
Best Amateur of 2007
1. Siju Shabazz (38%)
2. Sammy DiPace IV (21%)
3. Archie Ray Marquez (11.5%)
4. Ayanna Vasquez (10.3%)
5. Abie Han (5.5%)
6. Fidel Maldonado (4.5%)
7. Arturo Crespin
8. Jennifer Han
9. Jesus Correa
10. Josh Torres
Pro Debuter of the Year
1. Sammy DiPace (38% of votes)
2. Abie Han (29%)
3. Archie Ray Marquez (12%)
4. Lucas Galle (8%)
5. Ricky Vasquez (3%)
6. James Piar (2.8%)
Note: Rest of the names were under 2% each.
Best MMA Fighter of 2007
1. Keith Jardine (43%)
2. Carlos Condit (21%)
3. Who cares?/Don't follow MMA (17%)
4. Diego Sanchez (7%)
5. Rashad Evans (4%)
Best Fight Card of 2007
1. Dec. 1 "Latin Fury" Top Rank card at Tingley - Sanchez III vs. Chavez, Jr. (34%)
2. Feb. 23 "Final Fury" Fresquez card at Isleta - Tapia vs. Primero (13.2%)
3. Dec. 21 Top Rank card in Las Cruces - Antillon vs. Valdez (12.8%)
4. July 28 Sky City - Romero card - Lovato vs. Juarez (10.4%)
5. Jan. 27 Sky City - Romero card - Lovato vs. Rubalcava (9.1%)
6. May 25 Top Rank card at Isleta - Soto-Karass vs. Venegas (8.9%)
7. Mar. 22 Fresquez card at Isleta - Holm vs. Saccurato (6.6%)
Note: Remaining cards tallied 2% or less, each.
Most Exciting Fighter of 2007
1. Austin Trout (26%)
2. Antonio Escalante (15%)
3. Holly Holm (14.6%)
4. Abie Han (12.5%)
5. Joaquin Zamora (8%)
6. Sammy DiPace (7%)
7. Matthew Esquibel (6%)
8. Johnny Tapia (5%)
Note: Rest of the names received under 2% or less each.
2007 Disappointment of the Year
1. Ray Sanchez III (47%)
- Remaining all less than 5% each -
2. Hector Munoz's inactivity/pulling out of fights
3. Diego Sanchez's losses
4. Ricky Vasquez
5. David Rodriguez
6. Deaths of Mike Hall, Jerry Wright
Is there enough boxing in New Mexico?
1. NO - 69%
2. YES - 31%
Fights we want to see happen in 2007
1. Joe Gomez vs. Joaquin Zamora (18%)
2. Holly Holm vs. Mary Jo Sandes (10.5%)
3. Ray Sanchez III vs. Joaquin Zamora (9.8%)
4. Ray Sanchez III vs. Joe Gomez (9.2%)
5. Joe Gomez vs. Hector Munoz (7.2%)
6. Austin Trout vs. Elco Garcia (6.4%)
7. Sammy DiPace vs. James Piar (4.4%)
8. Austin Trout vs. Ray Sanchez III (3.4%)
9. Ray Sanchez III vs. Hector Munoz (3.1%)
10. Matthew Esquibel vs. Willie Villanueva (3%)
Most Improved Professional in '07
1. Austin Trout (31.6%)
2. Joaquin Zamora (21%)
3. Joe Gomez (13%)
4. Holly Holm (8%)
5. Mike Alderete (6.6%)
Note: Rest of the names received less than 4% or less, each.
Most Improved Amateur in '07

1. Siju Shabazz (44%)
2. Ayanna Vasquez (11.6%)
3. Fidel Maldonado (11%)
4. Abie Han (9%)
5. Sammy DiPace (8%)
6. Arturo Crespin (6%)

Best Official in '07
1. Rocky Burke (over 50%)
2. Lorenzo Saiz (5.5%)
3. Levi Martinez (4.3%)
Note: Rest of the names received less than 2% or less, each.
Most Overrated Fighter in NM
1. Ray Sanchez III (59%)
2. David Rodriguez (22%)
3. Hector Munoz (8%)
Note: Rest of the names recieved less than 2% or less, each.
Robbery/Worst Decision of the Year
1. Marcos Acosta vs. McGee (15.7%)
2. Monica Lovato vs. Juarez (14.3%)
3. Lucas Galle vs. Gabe Montoya (8%)
4. Steve Cannell vs. Saul Palacios (6.5%)
5. Johnny Tapia vs. Primero (5.2%)
Note: Remaining bouts received less than 3% each, or less.
Most Underrated fighter in NM
1. Joaquin Zamora (20.6%)
2. (TIE) Austin Trout (19.5%) & Abie Han (19.5%)
3. Joe Gomez (18.4)
4. Mike Alderete (6.5%)
Note: Rest of the names received less than 3% or less, each.
Upset of the Year
1. Escalante's loss to Pastrana (34%)
2. Alderete's win over Dewey Cooper (27%)
3. Sanchez's loss to Chavez, Jr. (11%)
Note: Remaining bouts were 3% each, or less.
Venue of the Year
1. Isleta Casino (39.5%)
2. Santa Ana Star Casino (38.5%)
3. Sky City Casino (8%)
Note: Rest of the names received 3% or less, each.
Worst Fight of the Year

1. Sanchez III vs. Overbey (12%)
2. Sanchez III vs. Hartman (11.5%)
3. David Rodriguez vs. Marcus McGee (10.4%)
4. Holm vs. Hallback (9.6%)
5. Clare De La Torre vs. Moody (7.5%)
6. Sanchez III vs. Chavez, Jr. (5.5%)
Note: Rest of the bouts tallied 3% or less, each.

What does this website need?
1. More amateur coverage (26%)
2. Doin' Good/As is (23%)
3. Less profanity/mudslinging on bulletin board (20%)
4. More interviews (18%)
5. More MMA (8%)
What does the New Mexico fight scene need?
1. More fight cards (26%)
2. Better promoters or more promoters (18%)
3. Better fights, less mismatches (17.4%)
4. Fighters need to step up (13.5%)
5. Better judging (12%)
Promoter of 2007
1. Top Rank (51%)
2. Fresquez Productions (28%)
3. Romero Promotions (20%)
Trainer of the Year 2007
1. Louie Burke (29%)
2. Mike Winkeljohn (11%)
3. Rick Vasquez, Sr. (10.2%)
4. Sam DiPace (9.8%)
5. Bernie Sanchez (9.5%)
Note: Rest of the names received 3% or less, each.
 

2008 by New Mexico Boxing.com