The Finger Post Boxing (December 2, 2018)
Albuquerque New Mexico’s Josh Torres made short work of last minute sub Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez, stopping him in the opening round after just 1:16 of action last night. The fight, which took place at the Manuel Lujan Exhibition Hall at Expo New Mexico, was widely expected to be a difficult one for the New Mexican before the opening bell. And when Rodriguez came in at 155.4 (8.4 pounds over the contracted weight) many wondered if the size advantage might be a substantial factor in the fight. But Torres ultimately had little trouble with the former Mexican prospect. With the win Torres improves to 19-6-2, 11 KOs while Rodriguez drops to 15-6, 11 KOs.
Undercard results from Albuquerque:
Joe Gomez Ws6 Moris Rodriguez
Jose Luis Sanchez Wu6 Anthony Hill
Lorenzo Benavidez Wm4 Michael Sanchez
Matthew Esquibel Wu6 Ricardo Alan Fernandez
Jaime Aguilera TKO1 Levi Lucero
The Finger Post Travel (July 19, 2017)
Southeast New Mexico has two of the best options for departures out there. Both Hobbs and Roswell are small airports that allow a lot more flexibility to the traveler: free parking, short lines, and an ability to check in a bit later than you would have to if you flew out of a Denver or Houston.
But I have to admit, I really love flying out of Roswell.
I feel like if I ran an airport it would look like the Roswell International Air Center. First, it has a free book exchange, which is a nice touch. And the book selection is surprisingly good…usually. Today’s trip had nothing but Daniele Steele books and some other paperbacks I wasn’t interested in, so I fear I may have jinxed it.
But the best part is the airport in Roswell is like a junkyard full of random old planes and parts just scattered all over the place.
Now I don’t mean that as a negative. It gives the airport atmosphere and an adventurous feel. It can feel comparable to “Brad Pitt escaping the World War Z zombie apocalypse” when you are going down the runway and, looking out your window, you see dozens of old, gutted commercial jets.
It’s just a unique experience and coupled with an awesome staff at the Air Center you really can’t go wrong flying out of there.