: On Tuesday, September 20, 2005, the 1770 Sherman Street Event Center will be rockin’ and rolling when Denver’s finest prize fighters take the ring. Promoted by Tuesday Night Fights, LLC in conjunction with Tortillas Mexico, “Brawlroom Boxing” is looking to establish itself as the “must-see” boxing event of 2005. On paper, these are all “toss-up” bouts, with no clear cut winners, and promoter Kevin Mullowney likes it that way.
“Denver has a reputation as a poor fight town, but we believe that fight cards must be competitive to draw the public’s attention. No one wants to go to the fights if the bouts are lopsided, sure you may get an upset here and there, but too many fighters are being protected. We obviously want our hometown guys to pull out the win, but the fans must be entertained in order to get them back in their seats next time out, and if we really want to build champions, we need to put them into fights that they can learn from.”
Doors open at 6 p.m. at the 1770 Sherman Street Event Center (18th & Sherman) in downtown Denver. HDNet will tape and televise at a later date, Heavyweight title challenger; DaVarryl “Touch of Sleep” Williamson will provide the color commentary. “Brawlroom Boxing” will also be accepting monetary donations for Katrina relief efforts on behalf of the Red Cross - Mile High Chapter.
The bout card is as follows:
Jose “Baby-Faced Assassin” Morales (0-0) vs. Octavio Frias (1-1)
The debut of Jose Morales should be an exciting one, Morales a Denver resident for all of six months makes his debut against Portland, Oregon resident Octavio Frias. Frias, a veteran of two professional fights is not coming to town to lose. It should make for an explosive battle as Morales is intent upon proving he will be a force in the 130 lbs division.
Janae Archuleta (5-12-1) vs. Brenda Bell Drexel (5-24-2)
The records may not be pretty, but both women bring a highly entertaining, slugging style into the ring. Archuleta, a Denver fan favorite will be looking to get back on the winning track at the expense of Texas’ Drexel.
Chris “Da Future” Green (2-0) vs. James Jackson (1-0)
The hulking Green (6’5, 235 lbs) looks to extend his unbeaten professional record to 3-0 when he squares off versus James Jackson (6’1, 210) of Portland, Oregon. Green a former football and basketball standout at Western State College in Gunnison, Colo. is attempting to make the unusual transition into boxing at the later stages of his athletic life. Most fighters fizzle out of the sport in their mid-twenties, but Green has decided to give it a shot, and with his power and natural athletic ability, he can make some noise in this heavyweight division.
Hector “Chin Checka” Saez (6-3) vs. Julio Chavez (5-0)
Saez, the 3rd place finisher in the 2000 National Golden Gloves will step back into the ring after nearly a year layoff against undefeated and unknown Julio Chavez of Albuquerque, NM by way of Cuba. Saez, has fought some tough competition in his brief career, getting into the ring with current NABO champion Mike Arnaoutis and prospect killer Russell Jones. Though Saez lost to both men, he feels he has the goods to be Chavez. Chavez, defected from Cuba at the age of 19, but it wasn’t until the age of 25 that he laced up the gloves, now at 30 he knows time is short, and that he must get by Saez, because the slightest bump in the road could derail his career permanently.
Anthony “The Matrix” Mora (14-0) vs. Adrian Navarette (12-1-1)
Former amateur standout, and jr. welterweight prospect Anthony Mora will square off against the dangerous Adrian Navarette of Durango, Mexico. Mora has an unblemished professional record and would like to keep it that way, but Navarette has dynamite in both hands and wants to make a name for himself. Mora, a 4th place finisher in the 2000 Olympic Trials will have his hands full, not only is Navarette a relative unknown here in the US, but he finished 2nd in the 2001 Mexican National Championships before turning pro, also just missing the chance to represent his country in the Olympic Games. This has all the makings of a true war.
Adrian Mora (13-0-1) vs. Roberto Valenzuela (33-15-1)
Adrian, younger brother of Anthony, and one-half of “Double-Trouble” is looking to continue his climb up the jr. welterweight ranks. Mora, coming off a 2004 that saw him defeat veteran Steve Quinonez and draw with spoiler Juan Carlos Rubio was forced to the shelf for most of 2005, as no one was willing to fight him. Finally, Roberto Valenzuela was willing to accept the challenge. Valenzuela has 30 KO’s in his 33 wins, so this will be another stiff challenge for Mora.
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