Welterweight Hector Vasquez (8-1-0, 2 KO) of Irving, Texas battles Norman Allen (6-6, 3 KOs) of Greenbelt, Maryland this Saturday in the main event of the Standing 8 Promotions card at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, Texas. As an amateur Vasquez was an alternate on Mexico’s 2008 Olympic team and beat two-time world champion Adrien Broner, the current WBC lightweight world champion.
Amateur standout Tony Lopez (1-0) of Fort Worth faces Myron Hill of Houston in a super bantamweight four-rounder. As an amateur Lopez compiled a staggering 68-3 record. Lopez recently signed a long-term deal to fight for Standing 8 Promotions.
“Cracking” Craig Callaghan (3-0, 2 KOs) of Liverpool, UK returns to Texas after his U.S. debut last November. Callaghan will go toe-to-toe with Hector Garza (3-7, 2 KOs) of Harlingen in a four-round welterweight contest. After ending his amateur career with multiple titles including the ABA national championship and the European Haringay Gold Cup, Callaghan turned pro in Australia. Callaghan now plans to continue his ring career in The States.
In a special showcase bout, Chap Huggins (6-0-1, 1 KO) of Fort Worth is returning to the ring after battling against cancer for the past several years. “My friends and family have been very supportive of me, and that means a lot,” Huggins said. “This fight is for them.” Huggins faces Josh Burns (3-13) of Garland in a four-round jr middleweight contest.
Saturday night’s card will also feature the final professional fight of Dallas/Fort Worth fan favorite Arthur “Blood and Guts Warrior” Trevino (7-9-3, 4 KOs) who first fought in Fort Worth more than 11 years ago. Eleven of Trevino’s fights have been in front of DFW boxing fans and he wants to make his send-off a memorable one. Trevino is scheduled for a four round lightweight bout against an opponent to be determined.
The Hurst Convention Center is located 10 minutes west of the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport on HWY 121 at 1601 Campus Drive Hurst, TX 76054. The doors open at 5:30p and the first bell is at 7p. Ticket start at $30 and are available at www.dfwboxing.com or by calling 877-725-8849.