Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Jaramillo Knows How To Connect.(Final)

Byline: Mike Hall Associate Sports Editor

* South Valley boxer mixes with some of the top names in her sport

If up-and-coming women's boxer Stephanie Jaramillo of Albuquerque is half as good as the company she keeps, a world title should be just around the corner.

Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Don King -- some of boxing's biggest names -- roll off Jaramillo's tongue as easily as naming most of her relatives, who seemingly all live in a one-block area in the South Valley.

Jaramillo (2-0, 1 KO) will be fighting Denver's Allegra Smith (0-1) at 145 pounds on the Danny Romero-Trinidad Mendoza IBA junior featherweight championship card Friday night at Sandia Casino . …

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