After a relaxing holiday break and technical difficulties corrected, it’s time to get back to the business of boxing, no better place to begin than bringing our Colorado peeps up to par on what’s happening now and in the near future.
The 2014 USA Boxing (amateur) season kicked off yesterday with national competition at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada, where the Junior and Youth Open Tournament runs through Saturday night with young national champions crowned in all weight divisions.
Colorado sent a very nice contingent of young junior and youth boxers, the final results of our competitors to be posted after the dust has finally settled.
Our Colorado team of Regional Silver Gloves Tournament participants heads for their own challenge this week in California. Best of luck to all of them as well.
Two professional Colorado boxing brothers ‘take their show on the road’ in the coming weeks with Marcos ‘All Heart’ Herrera (6-10-1, 2 KO’s) heading to Garden City Kansas, with Michael Herrera (2-2, 2 KO’s) travelling to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Michael Herrera travels to the Buffalo Thunder Casino & Resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on January 25th taking on Angelo Leo (3-0) in a scheduled for 4 round bout while Marcos ‘All Heart’ Herrera takes on Herbert Acevedo (10-1, 5 KO’s) for the vacant USA light welterweight title at the American Legion Hall in Garden City, Kansas, on February 22nd in a scheduled for 8 rounds contest.
Good luck to these young Colorado boxers, Marcos and Michael always conduct themselves as gentlemen both inside and outside of the ring.
ESPN Radio 1580AM has former Denver Bronco and George Washington graduate Chris Brewer teaming up with longtime Denver boxing supporter Fred McHenry looking to promote Denver and Colorado boxing with their radio show on Saturday evenings from 6-8PM.
Brewer and McHenry conduct live interviews with local boxers and ‘alleged’ experts (myself and Eric ‘Sugarfoot’ Duran in that group) at Hart’s Corner Restaurant & Grill (Nicole Ellerman Romero), 5201 W. Mississippi Ave., with the help of Airtight Boxing (Steve Mestas) and ‘Limo Man’ with his legendary brightly colored Denver Broncos themed limousine parked directly out front.
Tune in as often as possible with the idea of jointly promoting Colorado boxers long overdue if everyone can check their egos at the door and come together for one sole purpose.
Colorado can and should be recognized as a hot bed of boxing talent with media coverage offered by those such as Chris Brewer and Fred McHenry on board, it can easily happen.