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Joy Berzoza
Keep Margarito 'Muggsy' Berzoza in your prayers.

Tomorrow night (March 7) ESPN2 Friday Night Fights features in the main event lightweight’s Rustam Nugaev (26-6-1, 16 KO’s) and Marvin Quintero (25-4, 21 KO’s) in a scheduled for 10 rounds contest.

Quintero stopped Denver’s Juan ‘Chago’ Santiago (14-11-1, 8 KO’s) by way of third round TKO in California back in April of 2011 and more recently in October of 2012 suffered a highly disputed split-decision loss to Miguel Vazquez (34-3, 13 KO’s) in New York for the IBF lightweight title.

Saturday night (March 8) on SHOWTIME PPV, Golden Boy Promotions (Richard Schaefer) presents in the main event Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KO’s) taking on Alfredo ‘El Perro’ Angulo (22-3, 18 KO’s) in a scheduled for 12 rounds light middleweight clash.

The undercard features two title bouts making this an entertaining PPV card with Leo Santa Cruz (26-0-1, 15 KO’s) taking on Cristian Mijares (49-7-2, 24 KO’s) for the WBC Super bantamweight belt along with Carlos Molina (22-5-2, 6 KO’s) battling Jermall Charlo (17-0, 13 KO’s) for the IBF light middleweight title.

The 2014 Women’s National Golden Gloves Tournament will be held July 7-12 at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six Panorama Ballroom, 2301 SE 17th St. Causeway, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316, telephone: 888-421-1442.

The Host Gym is Canino’s Karate and Boxing Studio, 56 N. Federal Highway, Dania Beach Florida, 33004, telephone: 954-925-1143.

For updated information, hotel group rates, entry fees and registration deadlines follow on or you may contact USA Boxing Colorado LBC President Jeanne DePriest, cell: 970-978-5188, home: 970-663-1315.

Colorado should once again have a more than admirable representation of amateur women boxers heading to Florida in July.

Keep in your prayers the soon to be inducted into the Colorado Golden Gloves Hall-of-Fame, Margarito ‘Muggsy’ Berzoza, he a former standout Colorado boxer now Colorado and AIBA official/referee, who is battling liver disease.

Hang in there, ‘Muggsy’!

Stephen Johnson feature writes for BORICUA, UNDISPUTED FIGHT and UNTIL THE NEXT

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