Saturday night, April 26th in Port Hueneme, California, Denver’s own Rob ‘Red Hot’ Frankel (32-14-1, 6 KO’s) takes on the highly touted undefeated prospect Jose ‘El Chon’ Zepeda (19-0, 16 KO’s) at the Oceanview Pavilion, in a scheduled for 8 rounds light welterweight bout.
Pegged as a ‘knockout artist’, the 24 years-old Zepeda is looking to further bolster his image by taking on experienced fighters none more experienced and battle tested than Frankel, who on more than one occasion has been underestimated.
This fight is an important one for both fighters and will be on the televised portion of the Solo Boxeo Tecate Unimas fight card, viewed here in Denver beginning at 10 p.m. on Channel 14 (KTFD) Dish Network.
The 2014 Colorado State USA Boxing Junior Olympics competition will be held this coming Friday and Saturday, April 25th & 26th at the CGGC (Colorado Golden Gloves Charities) Gym, located at 6161 W 44th Ave, in Wheatridge.
Hosted by the USA Boxing Colorado LBC (Local Boxing Committee), the Colorado State Junior Olympics Tournament is open to all U.S. citizen male/female amateur boxers 8-16 years of age.
Weigh-ins will be held both days beginning at 7 a.m. (the test scale available at 6:30 a.m.) and the draw held at noon on Friday, April 25th.
Boxing action begins Friday evening at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. with all bouts scored using the ‘10 point must’ system.
Ticket prices are $15 (17 years and up), $10 (ages 6-16) with ages 5 and under admitted Free of Charge.
Boxers advancing to the Regional Tournament (Albuquerque, New Mexico) are ages 13-16 (minimum 5 bouts necessary to compete in this State Tournament) and those 15-16 years-old advancing to the National Tournament (June 9-14 in Charleston, West Virginia) with a minimum weight class of 98 lbs.
8-12 years-old non-citizen boxers WILL BE ALLOWED to compete (only in this age group) with no minimum number of bouts required to enter.
For more information contact either Tournament Director E. Paul Kelly, Jr., at 720-422-3025 or Jeanne DePriest, at 970-978-5188.
*Thanks to Jeanne DePriest for info on the 2014 Colorado State Junior Olympics Tournament.
Stephen Johnson feature writes for BORICUA BOXING.com