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Press Release - November 25th, 2009

Event Scheduled for Nov 21st has been rescheduled for Dec 5th.

Due to the decision by the Tolleson City Council, our event previously set for November 21st, 2009 @ Fuego Bar and Grill has been rescheduled for December 5th, 2009. The event venue has also been changed, as the Tolleson City Council has decided not to allow us to host this event in their city. The new location will be the brand new Julio Cesar Chavez Campeones in Mesa, AZ. See the full press release link below for the exact address. Doors open at 6:00PM, with the first punch set for 7:30PM. Be a part of this historic event!


Press Release - October 2009


Ayala Promotions presents Duel in the Desert: West Side Rumble

On November 21st, 2009, Ayala Promotions will present West Side Rumble, the first fight card ever in the
Phoenix metropolitan area featuring boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) together in one show. The card includes some of the most dynamic fighters in the Valley and promises an event not to be missed. West Side Rumble takes place at Fuego Bar & Grill. Approximately 2,000 are expected to attend the show including several celebrities
such as the gorgeous Elena "Baby Doll" Reid and Eddie Brooks. Do not miss this event!


15 Rounds - June 2007

Ayala Promotions provides a “Magic” send-off to U.S. Marines

In October of 2005, Tucson hosted the inaugural “Boxing World Cup.” Wednesday night, Ayala Promotions brought Phoenix something of an Arizona-Texas Cup, with four of the card’s six bouts featuring an Arizonan matched against a Texan. Promoter Steve Ayala’s 10th “Duel in the Desert” brought a light but passionate crowd, for a Wednesday, and also brought America’s finest guests of honor.

Members of the U.S. Marines’ Bulk Field and Company C, set to leave for Iraq on Saturday, provided the Celebrity Theatre crowd with its most enthusiastic cheers. And Ayala Promotions will donate $1 of every paid ticket to sending care packages to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.


15 Rounds - October 2006

Ayala Promotions: Honesty and Perseverance

Anyone who thinks seriously about our sport’s troubles for a few minutes concludes that promoters are as harmful as they are essential. Corrupt sanctioning bodies, rigged fights, incompetent officials, ruined pugilists; all return to promoters. Meanwhile, would-be reformers crowd barstools and message boards and inboxes with their suggestions. How many changes they would implement if only there were more time, or access, or money.

Would-be reformers, meet Steve Ayala. A few years ago, as a successful Arizona insurance entrepreneur, Mr. Ayala agreed to sponsor some local fights at Glendale Arena – home of the Phoenix Coyotes. He wasn’t pleased by what he saw. He didn’t email a columnist or tell his friends he’d given up on the sport, though. Instead, he acquired his promoter’s license and went to work.


Hot Boxing News - May 2006
Ayala Promotions pro boxing card at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix

Former featherweight title challenger Ivan “El Relampago” Valle (24-4, 20 KO’s) has declared vengeance on the 130-pound weight class, vowing to not only reclaim his ranking but make some serious noise in the division.