Latin Syndicate

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Rene "Level" Martinez Set To Grapple Former Boxing Champ Ricardo Mayorga

    In what has to be one of the most absurd match-ups in Mixed Martial Arts history, former Miami backyard street fighter Rene "Level" Martinez is facing off against ex-professional boxing champ Ricardo Mayorga in Managua, Nicaragua this Saturday. Mayorga's boxing career washed out in 2011 after losing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    The Hialeah Champ and the Cuban Assassin Get It Done

    Alex Izaguirre​ A steady downpour did not dampen the mood of the bloodthirsty crowd that came out to Dhafir Harris's back yard in Perrine this past Saturday. About 100 spectators saw ten bare-knuckles brawlers put on a gruesome show -- which even featured a main event cage rematch between Whi ... More >>

  • News

    September 3, 2009

    On the Level

    Part thug, part street fighter, Rene Martinez flattens his opponents. Can his punch save him from himself?

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    A Reformed Brawler Shoots for MMA Glory

    Alex Izaguirre​ More than two decades ago, Rene Martinez satisfied his lust for violence by engaging in some serious gangbanging. Throughout his teenage and young adult years, the former leader of the Latin Syndicate racked up more than 21 arrests for, among other things, rumbling on the str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    South Dade Gangsters Thump All Day, Every Day

    Alex Izaguirre Cigarette and Black-N-Mild smoke wafted throughout the already stifling hot warehouse at 19100 SW 106 Ave. in unincorporated Miami-Dade. It was shortly after 9 p.m. this past June 20 when more than 100 relatives, friends, and members of the street gang Latin Syndicate filed into Bad D ... More >>

  • News

    December 10, 1998

    Rich Thug, Poor Thug

    How gangs overran a school in an affluent neighborhood. And how administrators reclaimed it.