Adelaida Ruiz in Pico Rivera

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“KO Puncher of the Year” Adelaida Ruiz on Pico Rivera Card



By Lauren Rodriguez


PICO RIVERA, Calif.-Adelaida “La Cobra” Ruiz (7-0, 4 KO’s) will co-headline on a boxing card with undefeated male featherweight prospect Pablo Rubio.  The Red Boxing Promotions fight card will take place June 15th at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena.


The 30 year old, “La Cobra,” will be taking on Myrka Aguayo (2-0), a 20-year old southpaw from Tijuana, Mexico.  The Los Angeles native is eager to remain undefeated in her first fight of 2019. She will be boxing for a regional super flyweight title. The orthodox fighter focused on her training as she prepared for this important milestone in her career. 


“I’m training really hard. I feel really powerful and strong,” said Ruiz who has knocked out four consecutive opponents and was named “Knockout Puncher of the Year” by one publication


The mom of three does it all, filling every hour of her day with productivity. During the Red Boxing Promotions press conference, regarding the upcoming fight, Ruiz elaborated on how intense the reality of her daily life is. It is evident the orthodox fighter is determined to do whatever it takes to chase her dream.


“I wake up at 4 a.m., I’m out by 5 a.m. and I have to be back by 6:30 a.m. to wake and prepare my kids for school. I work 8:50 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. I go to the gym 6 p.m.- 9 p.m., then, pick up my kids and I’m in bed by 10 to 10:30 p.m.”


When asked about her feelings surrounding female boxers, the undefeated La Cobra stated,


“The ones that were out there were not getting a lot of credit. It seems like the female fighters are becoming united and that’s what we need.”


If all goes well for the undefeated boxer, she hopes to continue securing fights throughout the end of2019. In a recent stream by,, Ruiz stated,


“I want to fight every two months if possible.”


When Ruiz first fought professionally it was as a 125-pound featherweight. Since that time the female fighter with the fast and heavy hands has steadily dropped down to a 114-pound super flyweight.  


Many experts consider Ruiz one of the most dangerous female fighters in the world.




In the minimum weight division, Lorraine Villalobos (2-2) will be fighting against Danielle Saldanah (2-2, 1 KO), an orthodox boxer out of Fort Collins, Colorado.


Villalobos, fighting out of Whittier, Ca has been boxing since the small age of 10.

The 23 year old stated that her father was the one who took her to a nearby gym after Villalobos expressed her desire to be in a sport.


This is the first fight of the year for Villalobos, whose last fight was in December of 2018. That fight took place at the Stub Hub Center, where the boxer lost to Louisa Hawton of Australia. Although defeated in that world title match, she continued to remain consistent with her training.


“I’ve been very consistent since my last fight.”


The young boxer was asked during the conference about her thoughts regarding the two-minute rounds for women in contrast to the three-minute rounds in men’s boxing, she stated,


“I like the two minute rounds because there’s no waiting in there. You have two minutes to do whatever you got to do, so just keep throwing. So, I like the two minute rounds.”


On June 15th, Villalobos, as well as Ruiz, will be letting boxing fans see how many powerful punches they can throw throughout each two-minute round, at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena.




Whittier’s Pablo “The Shark” Rubio (10-0) meets Jorge Santos Guzman (5-3-1) of Monterrey, Mexico in a six round featherweight clash.


It’s been two years since Rubio laced up the gloves and despite an undefeated record the lanky punching machine has not been able to establish a knockout win in three years.


Santos Guzman lost his last fight by knockout in Philadelphia but has shown in the past that he can defeat the favorites.


Rubio was managed by Los Angeles Laker great Metta World Peace whose birth given name was Ron Artest. It’s not clear if Rubio still maintains ties with the NBA star who was recently featured in a documentary “Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story” aired on Showtime recently.    



Tickets and information


Doors open at 5 p.m. for more information call (323) 769-9696. The Pico Rivera Sports Arena is located at 11003 Sports Arena Drive in Pico Rivera, Calif. 90601. Ticket prices are $35, $55 and $75 and can be purchased at the box office. First bout begins at 6 p.m.