Colorado neighboring star and the pride of Omaha, Nebraska, Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford (27-0, 19KO’s), looks to put on a spectacular performance at New York’s Madison Square Garden on February 27, putting his WBO World super lightweight title on the line versus the ever dangerous Philadelphian, ‘Hammerin’ Hank Lundy (26-5-1, 13KO’s), in a scheduled for 12 rounds bout. This event will be shown LIVE on HBO beginning at 8PM MST. The Crawford vs Lundy fight has all indications of becoming a war at some point after tempers flared from the Crawford camp following disparaging remarks attributed Lundy towards Crawford surfaced. The usually soft-spoken Crawford has promised to punish Lundy for those remarks and you can expect fireworks from the opening bell. You just can’t continually poke the bear with a stick and expect to not get mauled.
An exciting bout featuring Puerto Rican rising super star, Felix Verdejo (19-0, 14KO’s) taking on undefeated Brazilian star, William Silva (23-0, 14KO’s) for the WBO Latino lightweight title highlights the undercard. This fight will be the sternest test to date for the 22 years-old and 5’9” Verdejo who is giving up 4 inches in height and 3 inches in reach to the 28 years-old and 6’1” Silva who has knockout power in both hands. This fight should be very interesting as both men are not reluctant to mixing it up.
Today, February 13, beginning at 2PM, a boxing show will be held at the Colorado Golden Gloves Events Center, 6161 W. 44th Ave in Wheatridge, with amateur talent from around the Denver metro area expected to participate. Teams from TLC (Donald/Liza Camarena), GRUDGE (Danielle Saiz), HOP (Tomas Gallegos), LaFamilia (Randy Lopez), Strictly Boxing (Rick Lopez), A1 (Chris Green), 20th St (Robert Baca), The Corner Boxing (Carrie/Kirsten Barry) and a host of other Colorado amateur boxing clubs anticipated attending. For more information, contact E. Paul Kelly, Jr at 720-422-3025 or Manuel Alvarado at 720-260-1658.
Next Saturday, February 20, beginning at 2PM, New Generation Fight Promotions (Rick Lopez, Devin Lopez and Ricky Lopez) has an amateur boxing show you won’t want to miss being held at their Strictly Boxing Gym, 9 S. Main St. in Brighton. The Lopez trio has decided to promote amateur as well as professional competitions and there is o reason to doubt them being successful. Their name is well known in boxing circles in both Colorado and nationwide so here is another avenue for fight fans to enjoy Colorado boxing on both the amateur and professional levels. For information on matchmaking contact Joseph Torres, Sr at 720-217-4072 or for ticket information call Rick Lopez at 303-579-9152.