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Denver boxing benefits worthy causes this weekend

WBC Cares
Saturday afternoon at 3PM this event benefits a young cancer victim and her two small children.

The fast approaching weekend of March 14 and 15, Denver boxing has two shows showcasing both professional and amateur local talent that benefit more than worthy causes.

Friday night March 14, the DAC (Denver Athletic Club) offers their popular ‘St. Paddy’s Day Punch-Out Boxing Night’, an awesome fundraising effort (not open to the public) that benefits their inner city sports charity, Mile High Squash, with dinner at 6PM and boxing at 7:30PM.

The professional boxing entertainment for the evening consists of 6 bouts having again been organized by Poor Boys Boxing with two of Denver’s more talented prospects in 19 years-old featherweight Donovan ‘Slick D’ Estrella (2-0) taking on Elan Simon (2-0-1, 1 KO) and in the main event 28 years-old light middleweight Giovanni ‘Predator’ Merceron (3-1, 2 KO’s) vs Joel Vargas (4-13-2, 4 KO’s) highlighting the card.

Young Estrella boasts an exemplary amateur background that includes a 2011 National Junior Oympics title, him saying “I’m ready and excited for Friday night. We’ve been working on my power and sitting down on punches. That will show itself in a positive way on Friday night”.

The talented Merceron has one hiccup on his resume, that coming from a unanimous decision loss to highly respected Jeremy Ramos (5-1) back on September 28, 2013 in his last outing. The loss allowed Merceron the opportunity to correct a few flaws, him taking this fight at 152 lbs. after his welterweight opponent became a late scratch (injured arm). Merceron expects to briefly campaign at welterweight and eventually settle in at super lightweight.

The remaining card consists of super featherweights Martin Quezada vs Estafa Jahad and 3 heavyweight bouts featuring Terrance Perro vs Sean Jeppson, Andrew Klein vs Mike Seymour and Cristian Bonilla vs Mason Chesmore rounding out the action.

Saturday afternoon March 15 beginning at 3PM, the WBC Cares (Stephen Blea & Raylene Carbone) in conjunction with the CGGC (Colorado Golden Gloves Charities) hosts an amateur boxing event at the CGGC Gym, 6161 W 44th Ave. in Wheatridge, with proceeds benefiting cancer victim Deidre Vickers Strauch, a single mother with two small children. Tickets prices are $15 adults, $10 GA, with kids under 5 admitted FREE. For information call Coach Berndog at 720-862-4912 or Stephen Blea at 303-292-0490.

Cancer is a horrendous disease that is now or will soon affect someone in every one of our families with now the time to take action in supporting the cause for finding a cure.

Mile High Sports programming has moved to 94.1FM (no longer airing on either 93.7FM or 1510AM) and is operating under a new lease agreement with Cedar Cove Broadcasting in Longmont.

The Saturday morning show hosted by Michael Klahr will continue having as in-studio guests on March 22nd from 8-9AM, Jesse Mora and E. Paul Kelly, Jr. from the Colorado Golden Gloves commenting on the upcoming 2014 Colorado Golden Gloves State Tournament held March 26-29 at the Crowne Plaza Events Center, I-70 & Chambers.

Stephen Johnson feature writes for BORICUA BOXING.com, UNTIL THE NEXT ROUND.com and UNDISPUTED FIGHT MAGAZINE.com