New Generation Fight Promotions (Rick Lopez and son’s Devin Lopez and Ricky Lopez, Jr.) held an amateur boxing show at their Strictly Boxing Gym, 9 S. Main St. in Brighton, with an estimated 300 fans in attendance. The Lopez’ team offered the opportunity for more amateur boxers from Colorado and Wyoming to showcase their skills and you can look forward them scheduling another amateur event in the near future. Next up for NGFP is a professional fight card scheduled for Saturday, March 5, at the Crowne Plaza DIA Convention Complex, 15500 E. 40th Ave. (I-70 & Chambers) where Ricky Lopez, Manuel D. Lopez, Chris Galvadon, Kirstie Simmons and more are anticipated participants. Tickets: 303-659-0192.
Leevie Clark (Strictly Boxing Gym) vs Luis Flores (Unattached) Micheal Angel Martinez (Lil Brawlers) over Jonah Trujillo (Unattached), Gianni Martinez (House of Pain) over Gabriel Inzunza (Champion), Joey Sanchez II (Rodarte) over Jeremiah Martinez (lil Brawlers), Donovan Garcia (Golden Gloves) over Angel Lazo (Champion), Jordan Walkup (Rodate) over David Gomez Jr. (House of Pain), Santiago Vasquez (North Denver Tiger) over Gahel Martinez (Champion), Gustavo Gandara (SLBC) over Cesar Ortega (Unattached), Sahel Martinez (Champion) over Aaron Martinez (House of Pain), Earnest Hunt (Hustle Hard) over Erick Aguilar (Cheyenne, WY) TKO1, Daniel Roybal (House of Pain) over Jake Santistevan (North Denver Tigers), Noel Garza (Unattached) over Sebastian Gonzales (DPB), Pedro Diaz (Strictly Boxing Gym) over Gabriel Montoya (Cheyenne, WY) TKO1, Diego Villalobos (Champion) Def. Jay Rhine (Rodarte), *Shon Mondragon (20th Street) over Isaiah Tafoya (Cheyenne, WY), Angel Cipriano (Unattached) over Abraham Orozco (Golden Gloves) TKO3, Isaac Dominguez (Champion) over Christian Cabrera (House of Pain), Ali Pineda (Unattached) over Samuel Campos (Golden Gloves), Christian Patino (Champion) over Ryan Renteria (North Denver Tigers), Imanol Guerrero-Mendoza (Strictly) over Curtis Dickey Jr (20th Street), Uliysis Villareal (Rodarte) over Willie Martinez (House of Pain) TKO2, Caleb Rochin (Champion) over Carl Vecchiarelli (Golden Gloves), James Weltzheime (Red Shield) over Fernando Flores (Strictly Boxing), Antonio Flores (Champion) over Christian Quintana-Contreras (Choice City), Israel Guerrero (Strictly) over Dylan Prelle (Unattached). *Shon Mondragon (20th St): ‘Fighter of the Night’ for his win over Isiah Tafoya (Cheyenne, Wyoming).
Colorado bantamweight John ‘Fast-Handz’ Franklin (9-1-1, 4KO’s) traveled to the Black Bear Casino in Carlton, Minnesota, on Saturday night suffering his first defeat as a professional by way of unanimous decision at the hands of Vicente Alfaro (7-4, 1KO). Scores of 76-75 twice and 78-73 mean the fight was close and not one to hold a pity party, John ‘Fast-Handz’ Franklin will take some time off, spend time with his daughter Joniah and settle into his new home. He’ll be back better than ever in the near future.
The pride of Omaha, Nebraska, Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford (27-0, 19KO’s) heads to Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, this Saturday, February 27, where he’s featured in a bout televised LIVE on HBO beginning at 7PM MST. Crawford is putting his WBO World super lightweight title on the line versus ‘Hammerin’ Hank Lundy (26-5-1, 13KO’s) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the scheduled for 12 rounds main event. The undercard features Puerto Rican super star Felix Verdejo (19-0, 14KO’s) taking on Brazilian knockout artist William Silva (23-0-1, 14KO’s) for the WBO Latino lightweight title. This card is looking to be one you just can’t afford to miss.