Last night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather (45-0, 26 KO’s) left no doubt in the mind of anyone (other than the continuing clueless judge C. J. Ross) that he is indeed the greatest boxer of this time with a splendid boxing performance where he dominated the just too young and inexperienced Mexican star Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KO’s) for the WBA and WBC light middle weight titles.
Just who Mayweather decides deserves ‘the lottery ticket’ of selection for that ‘once in a lifetime payday’ (estimates of Mayweather securing some $50 million for this fight with Alvarez $13 million) is the only thing remaining of any concern, his boxing legacy secure.
Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia (27-0, 16 KO’s) showed he is the real deal when dominating the smaller and now proven one dimensional power punching Lucas Matthysse (34-3, 32 KO’s) for the WBA and WBC light welterweight belts, Garcia now in line for a possible series of big money fights.
Of casual mention is the welterweight win by Pablo Cesar Cano (27-3-1, 20 KO’s) over a shopworn Ashley Theopane (33-6-1, 10 KO’s), Cano never rescheduling the cancelled bout with Denver’s Manny ‘Manos’ Perez (19-9-1, 4 KO’s) back in May of this year.
Denver boxing fans well remember Perez literally heading to the airport for Cancun, Mexico, when advised Cano had fallen ill and the fight canceled only to find out a mere 3 days later Cano had signed to fight Shane Mosley.
Perez deserved that spot last night, him obviously being too dangerous for Golden Boy Promotions to chance Cano suffering what surely would have been another loss.
**Listed below is the new Calendar of Events for Colorado amateur boxing…
September 21, 2013 - One Springs Youth Boxing Show @ One Springs Boxing Gym, Aquatic Fitness Center, 280 So. Union in Colorado Springs, CO....Show Time: 2:00 pm....(Manny Martinez-719-232-5030) (ALL Boxers Welcome)
October 5, 2013 - “Sting Like a Bee” Boxing Show at A1 Boxing Gym, 700 S. Buckley Rd. in Aurora, CO....Show Time: 2:00 pm....(Glenn Goodson-720-933-8829) (All Boxers Welcome)
October 12, 2013 - One Springs Youth Boxing Show @ One Springs Boxing Gym, Aquatic Fitness Center, 280 So. Union in Colorado Springs, CO....Show Time: 2:00 pm....(Manny Martinez-719-232-5030) (ALL Boxers Welcome)
October 19, 2013 - Silver Gloves Fundraiser Show @ TBA..........(Glenn 970-978-1900 OR Jeanne 970-978-5188) - (All Boxers Welcome)
October 26, 2013 - Rocky Mountain Thunder III at CGGC Gym, 6161 W. 44th Avenue in Wheat Ridge, CO....Show Time: 1:00 pm....(Manuel Alvarado-720-260-1658 OR Bernie Aragon-720-862-4912) (All Boxers Welcome)
November 30, 2013 - Colorado LBC Board of Directors AND Board of Governors 2013 ANNUAL MEETING @ TBA. The meeting will start promptly at 12:00 noon (meeting will end no later than 4:00 pm) with elections for LBC, BOD, Treasurer position’s.
December 7-8, 2013 - Colorado State Silver Gloves Tournament @ TBA. (Glenn 970-978-1900 OR Jeanne 970-978-5188) - (All Male/Female Boxers, ages 8-15, Welcome)