By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran
Tonight in Sheridan, Co, Steve Mestas and Airtight Boxing return to Red N Jerry’s for the final time when they present, “Showdown: Merceron vs. Jackson.” In the main-event, Giovanni Merceron, 2-0 2KO’s, takes a step up in competition when he faces local trial horse, Brad Jackson, 15-8-1. Merceron, being trained by world class trainers Trevor Wittman and Jake Ramos, will climb into the ring against his best competition to date, a stiff test not only that he wants to pass, but ace it with a statement. Jackson, however, has made it personal and his looking to bully the new kid on the block. Fireworks have been promised and a pre-fight faceoff was cancelled last second due to tension.
In the co-main event, one time prospect and decorated amateur, Torrence Daniels 12-10-1 returns to action after a 4-year layoff when he faces Alejandro Castillo, 4-2. Daniels has been in with many respected fighters in career and will look to use his experience against the younger Castillo. Castillo opened up his career at 4-0 before dropping his last two bouts. Both fighters are coming off a loss and will be looking to get back on track.
The undercard should be good as well. Isaak Cardona, 2-0, returns to action against Rufino Soltero. Cardona is coming in off a 3rd RD KO of Joe Hill in June. Armando Rodriguez, 0-1, returns to action following an unjust decision loss in professional debut. Across the ring from Rodriguez will be debuter, Johnny Torrez. Heavyweights Ronnie Archuleta and Alan Velasquez will debut against each other.
Doors open at 6 with the first bell at 7:30. Red & Jerrys is located at 1840 West Oxford in Sheridan, Colorado in south Denver.