Tags: Aldo and Me, barking, comics, dogs, humor, original art and outright lies, relaxing, shopping
Tags: Aldo and Me, art, comics, dogs, humor, original art and letters
Tags: boxing, Christine Sperber, events, Knock Out Basura, photos, POW!, Ramiro Reducindo, The Hub, Todos Santos, working with kids
We always look through the posts on The Baja Western Onion, Gail’s Bible/Activity Guide, to see what’s shaking in Pueblo Magico, Todos Santos. Imagine my delight when she showed me this:
Come support Todos Santos Box and the great new program, Knock-Out Basura! The champ Ramiro Reducindo will be leading the Todos Santos Box kids and any interested volunteers in a town clean up on Saturday, November 30. Come by the Hub between 3 and 5 PM to meet Ramiro, and join the clean up effort 5 to 7. Food and drink to follow!
I used to be a big boxing fan back in the day, loved Roberto Duran, Alex Arguello, Julio Cesar Chavez. There would be kid energy involved which appeals to the old maestro in me, and the event was for a worthy cause: getting rid of some of the blight of basura (garbage) that sneaks up on the surrounding beauty of this wonderful town from time to time. So we decided to crowd this event into our already busy schedule today.
When we got to the site of the event (The Hub, Todos Santos) we were greeted by a cheerful smiling face belonging to Ms. Christine Sperber, who gave us some of the particulars regarding the schedule and pointed us in the right direction to see the hero of the day, Senor Ramiro Reducindo. Kids, mostly male, many of whom were doubtless students of Senor Reducindo, who teaches his art locally, were bouncing around happily sporting T-shirts freshly autographed by the light-heavyweight stalwart himself.
I’m going to show you some pictures of the man of the hour, the kids, Christine, and let you figure out who is who on your own. Then I will dig up some wiki-bio to flesh out the pictures of the champ. We decided we were too old to pick up garbage for two hours and dance to Riddim Forz Reggae tonight at La Esquina, but we promised to come with plastic bags in hand at the next function of this nature to be held in December. And I put a bug in Christine’s ear about making an educational comic book for grade schoolers to let them know the ecological and community pride impact of taking care of your basura. We exchanged business cards and I hope she likes my comic art abilities enough to let me do the job.
Ramiro Goben Reducindo Radilla (born 10 February 1979) is a boxer from Mexico, who won the gold medal at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo at light heavyweight by defeating Yoan Pablo Hernandez in the final.
At the Central American Games 2002 he lost the final to southpaw Shawn Terry Cox from Barbados and won silver .
At the 2003 PanAm Games he upset Cuban southpaw Hernandez to win Gold.
He participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native country. There he was beaten in the first round of the Light heavyweight (81 kg) division by Belarus’ eventual runner-up Magomed Aripgadjiev.
Reducindo turned pro in the cruiserweight and won his first 8 bouts. At one point in his professional career he was 51-14. He looks great for one who has been in 65 professional fights, so he must be really good. I wish I had seen him fight. I’ll try looking him up on youtube.