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CHEYENNE (April 26, 2021) – ¡Cinco de Mayo! Has always been one of the biggest weekends for boxing all across the U.S. Chichimecan Combat Sports and Entertainment, Ghost Town Gladiators Promotions and A1 PRO The Next Generation have joined forces to bring you a spectacular boxing event featuring Professional Boxing along with Semi-Pro Elite Amateur boxing! The event will be called “The Battle, La Batalla” to coincide with celebrations by the Mexican people of Cinco de Mayo [May 5th] and the victory of The Battle of Puebla.
The event will be streamed broadcast on IBtv ‘ViewVision® and hosted at the Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Doors open at 5PM, Action at 6PM
The main event will pair Ruben Jacoby, Colorado Vs Derek Perez, New Mexico in a super lightweight USBL (United States Boxing League) Rocky Mountain Championship.
Jacoby’ parents, brothers and sisters are from Cheyenne, Jacoby himself was born in Colorado after the family relocated to Colorado Springs. Jacoby is ecstatic to be fighting and challenging for a title in his home town of Cheyenne. “To all my friends, family and fans [Wyoming], I’m bringing the heat!”
Perez is no stranger to stiff competition as he has been shuffling both an MMA and boxing career. Perez looks forward to the opportunity in challenging for championship tile. “It will be a great thing to bring home the USBL Rocky Mountain Region championship to New Mexico!”
The supporting cast is filled with up-coming boxers all making a name for themselves and look forward to the added exposure they will receive via IBtv.us ViewVision. Here are the featured bouts of the evening:
In heavyweight action Mikheil Bakhtidze from Tbilisi, Georgia will battle Francois Russell from Indiana in a 6-round contest; Nikita Miroshnichenko from Novosibirsk, Russia fighting out of Brooklyn, New York will face Larry Smith from New Hampshire, in 160lb contest; Sergio Lopez, Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico squares up against Kansas City’s Ray Collins, middleweights; Mengistu Zarzar from Liberia fight out of Atlanta, Georgia shares the ring with Patrick Pierre, New Orleans, LA, super middleweights; Adam Vigil, will face Carlos Encinas, both boxers making their professional debuts.
United States Boxing League (USBL) Semi-Pro Elite Amateur action pairs Josh Challenger from Dominica against Lasha Abashidze from Georgia, in a super middleweight clash, each representing their homeland countries. Both Abashidze and Challenger are putting the period to an amateur career and looking to turn professional. Francisco ‘Paco’ Hernández Vs Ramiro Figueroa Middleweights; Franco Perez Antillon Vs Francisco Martinez, Super Middleweights; Kevin Pantoja Vs Fernando Acosta, Super Welterweights; Anthony Martinez Vs Alex Mann, Light Heavyweights.
Semi-Pro Elite Amateur Action is competed without headgear and scored using the 10-point system as professional contests. For more information on Semi-Pro Elite Amateur Action, visit the USBL (United States Boxing League) website at https://usboxingleague.com.
Cinco de Mayo “The Battle, La Batalla” Will be held at the Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center, 204 W Fox Farm Rd, Cheyenne, Wyoming on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Discounted room rates are available for boxing fans attending the event.
How to watch: Live and in person, click here to purchase your tickets online https://insideboxingpromotions.ticketspice.com/may-1-2021-cinco-de-mayo. Live on-stream broadcast, https://IBtv.com
For event information contact:
Chichimecan Combat Sports and Entertainment: Aurelio Martinez (720) 297-7654
Ghost Town Gladiators Promotions: Raul Utajara (720) 296-6176
A1PRO The Next Generation: Glenn Goodson (720) 933-8829
Chris Green ‘DaFuture’
I really think Garcia’s speed and conditioning should stand out. Campbell fades in fights. I also believe Garcia has more tools in the tool chest, which equals more ways to win! Campbell will likely touch the canvas… He has been down a few times. Garcia had a good combination of speed, power, and counter punching.
GARCIA BY DECISION
Raul Utajara ‘Romo’
Youth vs experience: Campbell’s experience and amateur accolades came at a much lower weight. I don’t think that will translate too much for Campbells’ favor since this is a lightweight fight (130 lbs.) against a fast and hard hitting younger boxer… not at bantamweight. The bigger question for me is how will Garcia handle someone that is a counter puncher like himself??? Will Garcia take the role of the more aggressive fighter in this match? Will he find a way to land his signature counter left hook on a southpaw??? I think this one goes the distance with much of the earlier rounds being a chess match and Garcia turning up the heat after round 8. Some close rounds for most of the fight until Garcia shows us what he’s really made of and takes the fight to Campbell
GARCIA BY DECISION
Aurelio Martinez ‘Lelo’
These two boxers match up pretty equally on paper, both have a history of fighting solid competition however, Luke Campbell has fought great competition in Vasyl Lomachenko and Jorge Linares. Edge in experience goes to Campbell.
Youth is on Ryan Garcia’s [22 yrs old] side, facing a 33-year-old Campbell. No edge to either boxer as far as height. The key to victory in this contest will be in styles, Garcia has faced a southpaw only once in his career, against Noe Martinez Raygoza, and to me, that doesn’t count, Raygoza was a subpar opponent and stood 5’5” on his tiptoes.
Garcia not only faces a southpaw but a Gold medalist, a skilled and talented boxer that looks him in the eye!
GARCIA BY TKO IN 7 OR FEWER ROUNDS OR CAMPBELL BY DECISION
BOXING: The Respectable Jab, With Aurelio Martinez
Dissecting. Breaking it down! Who will win and how they will win. Watch the round-table discussion, then watch the fight on Saturday.