This coming Saturday night, September 26th, at the Beckett Events Center, 6436 S. Highway 85 in Fountain, Colorado, Airtight Boxing (Steve Mestas) presents ‘NO MERCY’, a fight card featuring in the main event Juan ‘Chago’ Santiago (15-13-2, 9KO’s) taking on Johnny ‘Punisher’ Rodriguez (5-1, 4KO’s) in a scheduled for 7 rounds super lightweight contest. While the key to victory for Santiago is experience, Rodriguez has lost only one fight, that in his last outing at 154 lbs., when he gave everything he had in an exciting matchup with maybe Colorado’s best at 154 lbs., Jeremy Ramos. Rodriguez at 140 lbs. is a tough matchup for anyone. Tyler Pogline (6-11, 5KO’s) vs Brad Jackson (15-10-1, 7KO’s) battle in the co-main event in a scheduled for 5 rounds super welterweight bout, Chris Galvadon (7-0, 2KO’s) vs Jason Vera (1-2) in a featherweight matchup, Stevie Marquez (10-17-2, 6KO’s) vs Donovan Duran (0-3) in a super welterweight 4 rounds bout, Raheem Abdullah (1-0) takes on Adan Gonzales in a 4 round lightweight bout, ‘Dynamite’ Donald Cobb (6-0 5KO’s) rematches Michael Matthews (0-2) and in an exhibition bout Fidel Martinez Jr. and John Torres tangle. Doors open at 6PM with first bell at 7PM. Ticket prices: $30, $50 and $60 dollars with VIP tables seating 10 available. Call Steve Mestas at 720-298-1954 for more information.
Colorado Springs’ Jeremy Ramos (9-1, 4KO’s) shares the national spotlight with 6 feet tall, 23 years-old Carlos Valdivia (8-0, 6KO’s) on Saturday night at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, California, the two battling for the vacant NABF Junior super welterweight title in a scheduled for 8 rounds bout on the Top Rank (Bob Arum) undercard. In the main event 26 years-old Andy Ruiz, Jr. (24-0, 17KO’s) takes on 33 years-old Devin Vargas (18-4, 7KO’s) for the NABF heavyweight title. Jeremy Ramos has patiently awaited this opportunity and don’t be surprised if these two steal the UniMas televised show. Also televised Saturday night beginning at 6:30PM MST on NBC from the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, Premier Boxing Champions and DiBella Entertainment (Lou DiBella) features 29 years-old Tuscaloosa, Alabama, residing Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder (34-0, 33KO’s) making the 2nd defense of his WBC World heavyweight title against 34 years-old Johann ‘Reptile’ Duhaupas (32-2, 20KO’s) from France, in the scheduled for 12 rounds main event. Duhaupas has never been stopped and vows to make the most of this opportunity on Saturday night while Wilder considers Duhaupas little more than paid sparring.
The following Saturday night, October 3rd, at the WinnaVegas Casino Resort in Sloan, Iowa, Denver’s Manuel ‘Manos’ Perez (23-11-1, 4KO’s) takes on Kansas City, Kansas, residing Gerardo Robles (18-14, 8KO’s) in a scheduled for 8 rounds lightweight main event contest. Perez is most comfortable at lightweight (135 lbs.) and after stopping 41 years-old veteran DeMarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley (42-25-1, 25KO’s) earlier this summer the now 31 years-old Perez is looking for a World title shot, Robles providing adequate competition to keep his name in the mix. Diego Magdaleno, Rances Barthelemy and Juan Diaz were unable to stop Robles, each winning by decision, making for a very competitive bout with two ring savvy veterans.