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Rodriguez-Reams headlines ‘Sting Like A Bee’ show in Denver

By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran

On August 17th Duran Hill and Sting Like A Bee Promotions return to PT’S Showclub in southwest Denver, to present “Rockin In The Rockies II”. Robert Rodriguez and Ronnie Reams will square off in the main event. Also the return of Chris Green and Maurice Louishome highlight the card.

In the main event, local former amateur standout Robert Rodriguez, 7-2-1, 3KOs, returns home to Colorado after fighting on the road for the last 2 years. Rodriguez, a highly decorated amateur from Greeley, CO, looks to rebound from a loss against Juan Sandoval and a KO loss to Mickey Bey. Bey failed a post-fight drug test where his testosterone levels were elevated to 30:1, the result of the fight was changed to a ‘no contest’. Rodriguez’ opponent will be Colorado Springs own Ronnie Reams. Reams, 2-2, 0KOs, has shown to be a slick southpaw in addition to being durable against tough opponents and should provide a stern test for Rodriguez.

Making his return to the squared ring will be local favorite, heavyweight, Chris “Da Future” Green. Green, 8-7-1, 6KOs, looks to rebound after a 2 fight losing streak. Green’s opponent is Gary Covia, 0-3, of Clearfield, UT.

Also making his return to the ring after a 5 year hiatus, will be undefeated light heavyweight, Maurice Louishome. Louishome, 6-0, 4KOs, will face Donald Cobb, who will be making his pro debut.

An interesting super middleweight bout featuring local prospect Isaac Cordona facing a stern test from veteran, William Quintana of Lincoln, Nebraska should be exciting. Cardona, 3-0 3KOs, will look to stop the durable Quintana, 4-11, 1KO, who hasn’t been stopped in 6 years.

Undefeated prospect Manuel Lopez has also be added to the card. Lopez provided a brutal knockout his last time out as he ran his record to 3-0, 3KO’s. Lopez is a highly regarded prospect. His opponent is Chris Rael.

Also, local amateur stud, Donovan Estrella will debut. Estrella was a decorated amateur amassing a stellar record of 121-9. Please be on the lookout for a featured article on Estrella and his venture into the pro game. Estrella will face Waylon Dumas.

A rematch between females Kristie Simmons and DJ Morrison is also slated. Simmons won a close, competitive 5 round decision in their last bout. A 4 round bout featuring the debut of Ricky Rodriguez, brother of main eventer Robert, against Brent Hodgens has also been added to the card.

PT’S Showclub is located at 1601 W. Evans Ave. Doors open at 4:00pm while the bouts start at 5:00pm. Find Sting Like a Bee on Facebook for more information.

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