Colorado boxing fans have a full schedule next Saturday, December 13, 2014, beginning with an amateur fundraiser titled ‘KO CANCER’ a benefit for recovering rectal cancer victim Deidre Vickers-Strauch (married mother of two small children) held at the CGGC Gym, 6161 W. 44th Ave in Wheatridge, the first bout beginning at 3PM.
Both the WBC (World Boxing Council) Cares Colorado and CGGC (Colorado Golden Gloves Charities) have joined forces to help this young lady and her family during a financially tough period.
Tickets are priced at $15 for adults and $10 (under age 18) with children 5 years and under admitted FREE of charge.
The Vickers-Strauch journey caught the attention of CGGC (Jesse Mora) and WBC Cares Colorado leaders Stephen Blea (an announced 2015 Colorado Golden Gloves Hall-of-Fame inductee) & fiance Raylee Carbone, their combined commitment to providing assistance for any in need admirable and appreciated by the Colorado community.
More information: Jesse Mora (303-880-5515) or Stephen Blea (303-292-0490).
Early Saturday evening at 5:30 PM (MST), Valle Promotions and Reyes Macho Time Promotions presents in their main event, Chantel ‘Gorgeous Babe’ Cordova (13-5-2, 3 KO’s) vs Neomi ‘NONO’ Bosques (7-1-2, 2 KO’s) in a scheduled for 10 rounds bout for the vacant WBU (World Boxing Union) World Super Flyweight Championship, held at the Florida State Fairgrounds Entertainment Hall in North Tampa, Florida.
Bosques is the WBU’s #2 ranked Super Flyweight, while the Pueblo, Colorado, native Cordova is ranked #3, making for a fantastic showdown in the division.
The Cordova name is familiar to Colorado fight fans, the stellar amateur careers of Chantel and brother Marvin ‘Much Too Much’ Cordova well chronicled in the State, both making waves in the professional ranks as well.
Chantel being a former professional World Champion gives her the decided advantage over the less experienced but focused and determined Bosques in what should be a crowd pleasing look at women’s professional boxing on a World Class level.
If in the Tampa area next weekend and interested in tickets, call: 813-309-9991 or go to www.pier6promotions.com
Beginning at 5PM (MST) and televised on a SHOWTIME EXTREME, Golden Boy Promotions (Oscar de la hoya) card, Denver’s Manuel ‘Manos’ Perez (22-10-1, 4 KO’s) takes on Victor ‘Vicious’ Ortiz (29-5-2, 22 KO’s) in a scheduled for 10 rounds welterweight bout held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In addition to Perez vs Ortiz, two other exciting matchups complete the SHOWTIME EXTREME card with undefeated Jermell Charlo (24-0, 11 KO’s) vs Mario Alberto Lozano (28-5, 22 KO’s) in a scheduled for 10 rounds junior middleweight bout and the exciting young Desoto, Texas, prospect Errol Spence (14-0, 11 KO’s) vs the veteran Mike Arnaoutis (25-10-2, 12 KO’s) in an 8 rounds welterweight bout.
‘Manos’ Perez will be a decided underdog but unlike the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and ‘pursuing other business ventures’ Victor Ortiz, Perez has been active and awaiting an opportunity such as this.
Ortiz’ claims of looking to again become a World Champion may be put on hold, his dancing, movies (he says he hopes to one day receive an Academy Award) and other financial endeavors looking more positive should he take the well-prepared and driven Manny ‘Manos’ Perez lightly.
Beginning at 7PM (MST) SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING and Golden Boy Promotions (Oscar de la Hoya) offer a fantastic fight card featuring 4 bouts guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat.
The main event has Amir ‘King’ Khan (29-3, 19 KO’s) taking on Devon Alexander ‘The Great’ (26-2, 14 KO’s) in a scheduled for 12 rounds bout for the WBC Silver welterweight title.
Amir ‘King’ Khan desperately needs a win to keep his hopes of an encounter with P4P and WBA Super World welterweight, WBC World welterweight and WBC World light middleweight champion Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, Jr., alive while Devon Alexander ‘The Great’ has long awaited this opportunity to take the name of Khan off the list of possible Mayweather, Jr. opponents.
Khan pulled out of a scheduled December 2013 bout with Alexander instead choosing to wait and see if FMJ would select him to fight in May of this year, Marcos Rene Maidana ruining those plans.
The lightening quick hands of Khan pose a real problem for Alexander but the vulnerability of Khan’s chin makes any encounter one that can literally change with a single punch. Alexander is not known for the one-punch KO but he has the power to stop the weak chinned Brit should the opportunity present itself.
An exciting undercard should be more than adequate with Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman (23-0, 21 KO’s) vs Leonard Bundu (31-0-2, 11 KO’s) for the interim WBA World welterweight title in a scheduled for 12 round bout, Jermall Charlo (19-0, 15 KO’s) (twin brother of Jermell) vs Lenny Bottai (22-2, 9 KO’s) in an IBF light middleweight eliminator bout scheduled for 12 rounds and Abner Mares (27-1-1, 14 KO’s) taking on Jose Rameriz (25-4, 15 KO’s) in a scheduled for 10 rounds featherweight bout.
Next Saturday should have Denver fans of boxing satisfying their appetites at every level with amateurs, women’s pro championship boxing in Florida and SHOWTIME professional men’s boxing covering every angle.
Stephen Johnson feature writes for BORICUA BOXING.com