Vargas and his career long trainer, Eduardo Garcia sitting ringside at an event.
805 boxer Mariano Solorio knocks out Jeff Rangel in the fourth round of their bout on March 30, 1989 at the historic Hollywood Palladium.
"This is when Lupe Aquino (middle) was number nine in the world before he became world champion. We went to Vegas to talk to Bob Arum and the rest was history." - Martin Noriega (right) and Mr. Marquez (left)
Oxnard's first two world champions and stablemates, Robert "Grandpa" Garcia and "Ferocious" Fernando Vargas. - Pictures by Salvador Santamaria.
The victorious champ carrying his belt and son.
Oxnard fighter Daniel Cervantes gets his has raised after another victory. Daniel is the son of current local trainer Fernando Cervantes.
La Colonia Boxing Club's Saul Perez!
805 Boxing Pictures - ( Page 3 of 4 )
"El Platanito" Joel Salas getting ready for a fight in Las Vegas.
Saul Perez gets his hand raised after another win in a tournament.
Fernando Vargas and one of his opponents and friends "Shibata" Flores.
Legendary Ventura County fighter, Ray "Windmill" White, featured in a magazine.
Brothers Robert (left) and Danny (right) Garcia at the fights together. Today the brother are trainers. - Picture by Salvador Santamaria.
Jose Aguiniga & Robert Garcia
Robert Garcia getting ready to make his entrance to the ring. - Picture by Salvador Santamaria.
Photographer and reporter Salvador Santamaria, Francisco "Panchito" Bojado, and Roger Romo.
Vargas and former boxer and current Oxnard trainer Danny Garcia.
Saul Perez training for his next bout.
Oxnard pro fighter Antonio Ramirez makes local newspaper headlines after his bout.
Fernando Vargas taking a picture with his "Ferocious" squad.
Saul Perez (right) with 1992 Olympic gold medalist Oscar De La Hoya.
Genaro Hernandez &
Hugo "The Boss" Centeno
Here is an album with many pictures featuring people from Ventura County, California (the 805) in the boxing world. Thank you to those that shared pictures including Salvador Santamaria and Melanie Ley.
A young Mikey Garcia (left) stands with his father, Eduardo, and "Ferocious" Fernando Vargas. - Picture by Salvador Santamaria.
Roger Romo getting some work done with the heavy bag. Romo now helps fighters with their training and strength & conditioning locally.
- Picture by Salvador Santamaria.
Fernando Vargas holding son, Fernando Jr.. Fernando's younger brother, Roger Romo, right next to them.
The Vargas family hanging out at an event.
Fernando Vargas always takes time to say "Hi" to his friends and fans.