Fulfilling occupations involve risk

Baxter Black Joe Camacho is a cage fighter. Can you imagine his mother saying, as he goes off to fight the front line of the Oakland Raiders, “Be careful, Joey, and don’t get hurt.” I caught myself giving that same instruction to my son as he went off to his high school soccer game. As [...]

Cage fighting added to Mother Road Rally

Organizers have put together a two-day schedule of events including cage fighting for the seventh annual Mother Road Rally in Tucumcari. “We decided to try something new this year with the cage fighting,” said Melissa Foster, president, MRR board of directors. Foster said on Wednesday most, if-not-all of the ringside seats are sold. She said [...]

Cullum to fight for bantamweight title

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari mixed-martial artist will have his shot at a King of the Cage title in April. Abel Cullum, 20, will fight for the KOC bantamweight championship at Albuquerque. Cullum won his 16th fight Feb. 9 at the Mixed Martial Arts King of the Cage ‘Warlords’ event at the [...]

Cullum in line to fight for bantamweight championship

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun It only took Quay County’s Abel Cullum 1:19 mintues to become a King of The Cage contender. Cullum, a mixed martial arts fighter, is now in line to fight for KOTC bantamweight championship. To win the championship Cullum would have to fight the titleholder Ryan Diaz of California. “I [...]

Cullum to fight today in King of The Cage event in Albuquerque

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s own Abel Cullum will make his King of The Cage debut today in Albuquerque. Cullum, a five-time defending Desert Xtreme junior bantam weight champion and a two-time defending South West Fury light weight champion, will fight Eddie Alvarez to be ranked as the number one contender for the [...]

City nixes event ban

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun City Commissioners said they wouldn’t necessarily buy tickets for or attend certain fighting or boxing events, but they did not think it was appropriate to stop others from attending or to ban some events from the Tucumcari Convention Center. Commissioner Chris Maestas said he did not think the city [...]