By Chris Morris/RockyMountainBoxing.com
Steve Mestas and Air Tight Boxing have announced their next fight card. “The Uprising” is set for February 22nd at Red & Jerry’s in Sheridan, Colorado, located in south Denver. Mestas has said he is looking to put on a marathon card with 10 fights. The main event will feature Manuel ‘Manny’ Perez (19-8-1, 4KOs) in an eight-rounder against an opponent TBA.
Perez enjoyed great success in 2012 going 3-1 and upsetting Edgar Santana (26-4, 17 KOs), earning the NABA light-welterweight title in the process. He successfully defended the belt against Jose Miguel Cotto (33-4-1, 24 KOs) before traveling to Belfast, Northern Ireland to fight Paul McCloskey for the vacant WBA Inter-Continental light welterweight title. He came up short losing a decision in that eliminator. Perez bounced back with a win against Berardo Guereca (16-16-1, 3KOs) is looking to keep the momentum going.
The undercard is beginning to take shape as well. Esteban Nichol (3-5, 1KO) will try to get back on track. He was once undefeated at 3-0, but has since lost 5 straight. His opponent will be Rubin Jacoby (1-4) who has been away from the ring since 2008.
Also in action will be Giovanni Merceron (1-0, 1KO) who was impressive in his pro debut back in December. He will take on Quinton Gatlin (0-1). Merceron was the Colorado State and Regional Golden Gloves Champion in 2012 and advanced to the quarter finals of the National Golden Gloves tournament.
John Nunez (1-1, 1KO) will face Keith Brown (0-2). Also scheduled are Alfred ‘Tornado’ Romero (4-2, 4KOs) and Kristie Simmons in her pro debut, each against an opponent to be named later.
Tickets and more information are available by contacting Steve Mestas at 720-298-1954.