ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – After a highly publicized Tapia Fight Night at the Rio Rancho Events Center in February, the boxers who took part soon after found out the checks they were issued were frozen. A recent KRQE News 13 Investigation looks into what happened, revealing an ongoing civil dispute between the two co-promoters.

Investigative Reporter Gabrielle Burkhart recently discussed the story in an extended interview with KRQE Digital Anchor Chris McKee. Watch the video embedded on this page for the full conversation.

As part of the interview, Gabby and Chris discuss how she found out about the story, some of her conversations with boxers who wouldn’t sit down for interviews, and what’s next in the ongoing case. For more context on Gabrielle’s story, you should view her full investigation on The story is titled: “Albuquerque fighters handed bad checks after Tapia Fight Night.”

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“Behind the Story,” is KRQE News 13’s online exclusive web series, giving viewers a more detailed look into the process and the work that goes into KRQE News 13’s investigative reports. For more segments on prior stories, visit the KRQE News 13 Investigates page by clicking this link.