By Chris Morris/RockyMountainBoxing
Steve ‘Match Makin’ Mestas and Airtight Boxing have a nice show lined up for Friday night at their brand new venue in Aurora, Colorado, The Stampede. The main event will see Manny ‘Manos’ Perez taking on crafty southpaw Ronnie Reams.
In the main event of the evening Manny ‘Manos’ Perez, 19-9-1, 4KOs, will take on Ronnie Reams, 3-2, 0KO, from nearby Colorado Springs. Perez is coming off of a highly disputed decision loss to Vernon Paris in Detroit back in May. The fight was the main event of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights where online fans felt Perez won the fight nine rounds to one and Teddy Atlas went on a rampage about the very poor hometown decision. Reams could easily be undefeated at 5-0 as his two losses have come by way of majority and split decisions. His split decision loss to undefeated Sammy Martinez was scored a win for Reams by FightNews/Rocky Mountain Boxing back in December. Reams is a crafty southpaw and this should be a very good fight, scheduled for 8 rounds at lightweight.
The co main will have hard hitting Alfred ‘Tornado’ Romero, 6-2, 6KOs, facing New Mexico’s Jeremiah ‘The Jet’ Torres, 8-23, 1KO, in a six rounder. Romero is riding a two fight winning streak after a tough split decision loss to Daniel Calzada back in August of last year. Romero can punch as all six of his wins have come inside the distance. He will look to keep his win and KO streak alive. Torres is 1-3 in 2013 and he will want to get himself back in the win column.
The featured bout will be a pair of pro debuters at jr. middleweight when Joaquin Perez fights Steve Victor in a four rounder. Perez had an extensive amateur career but has been away from the sport for several years. He found his passion for the sport inside the walls of the Grudge Training Center with Jake Ramos and Trevor Wittman and has decided to make a run as a professional.
Rounding out the undercard will be John Nunez, 1-1, 1KO against Esteban Nichol, 3-5, 1KO at featherweight. Nichol started his career 3-0 but has since lost 5 straight. He needs to get a win. Nunez hasn’t fought since November of ’11. Heavyweights Tony Hiser, 0-1, and Jose ‘Pastor’ Romero, debutant, will go 4 rounds or less.
Tickets are available through TicketsWest.com or by calling Steve Mestas at 720-298-1954. There will also be tickets available at the door with prices ranging from $25 for general admission to $45 for ringside reserved. The Stampede is located at 2430 S. Havana St. in Aurora, Colorado. Doors open at 6:30 with the first bell at 7:30.