Ruiz A stormy Workout before a night of Storms Words and Photos Esteban Erik Stipnieks

It is south Texas the land of prickly pear cactus and the mesquite tree, the land of sand and oil wells. San Antonio is perched on its northern fringe. South Texas can be harsh San Antonio perched on its northern fringe marked the most northern expansion of New Spain on the plains of Texas. Simply put much beyond what is La Villita things get rough and harsh.  The extreme nature was about to flash as a Cold Front was marching towards San Antonio that would plunge things from staggering near spring like warmth to something altogether different.

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Team Azteca boxing club lies closest to the bloodiest battlefield in Texas History. In the battle Santa Anna was a Spanish Lt. The area Rio Medina has only been guessed at but more then likely you can find it within 10 miles of the gym.

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In October Ruiz fought Celina Salazar to a draw. Christina Ruiz is the more talented of the two Salazar still has the stronger work ethic. What I witnessed last night bore that out. The fight will six rounds and on hostile territory. Christina was robbed in my opinion the last bout on hostile territory.

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 We await perhaps the drama will also be added if Christina can get on board the airplane that will take her to Iowa….there is snow forecasted. Feb 5 she will be facing Emily Klinefelter at the Johnson County fairgrounds in Iowa City.

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