The WBC Cares program, with Denver members Raylene Carbone and Stephen Blea leading the way, are supporting a fundraiser in support of breast cancer survivor Debbie Aguila, in who the disease has once again reared it’s ugly head.
Breast Cancer has become one of the leading causes of death in women worldwide, and statistically one in eight women will be diagnosed with the disease during the course of a lifetime.
The venue for the fundraiser is Luna’s II Mexican Restaurant, located at 3380 W. 38th Ave. in North Denver on Sunday, August 7th from 12 noon to 7 PM.
The WBC will be donating various items of boxing memorabilia as part of the raffle in support of the financial obligations Ms. Aguila will/has incurred while battling this horrendous disease that has again invaded the body of Ms. Aguila.
There will be great food, lots of wonderful music, and all for a very worthy cause.
For more information on donations and/or contributions contact either Cathy, 720-299-1179, or Janet, 720-579-2746.
The ‘Road Warrior’ mentality of Denver’s Esteban Nichol (3-1, 1 KO) is never more evident than when he returns to Las Vegas tomorrow night on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights for another undercard battle, this time at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, where he takes on Omar Diaz (3-2, 2 KO’s) in an untelevised featherweight matchup.
Suffering the first loss of his professional career two weeks ago to rising prospect Jesse Magdaleno (5-0, 4 KO’s) at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on an untelevised portion of the HBO telecast evidently garnered Nichol the opportunity to make his early march back to the victory column by taking this Diaz fight on four days notice.
Tomorrow night’s ESPN2 Friday Night Fights telecast may be the most entertaining of the season as in the main event an IBF light welterweight title eliminator bout between Lamont Peterson (28-1-1, 14 KO’s) and Victor Cayo (26-1, 18 KO’s) ALLEGEDLY has the winner in line for a bout with Amir Khan.
Peterson should get the slight edge here, but Cayo has power in both hands that should never be underestimated.
Don’t count on this eliminator fight forcing a Khan fight anytime soon, as Khan has his eyes set on fading Mexican heroes Juan Manuel Marquez and Erik Morales as his next in line opponents, purely for the financial aspect and nothing more.
When/if Golden Boy Promotions and Khan will ever decide to prove his worth by taking on some of the ‘young guns’ in the light welterweight division is anyone’s guess, as they/he feel now is the time to capitalize on the thirst of Mexican fight fans to see if one of their once dominating, now far over the hill, heroes can provide what would be the one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.
This talent-laden FNF card also features a ten round light heavyweight bout between Edison Miranda (34-5, 29 KO’s) and Yordanis Despaigne (8-1, 4 KO’s) that should provide fireworks ending with someone on their back.
Cuban sensation and 5′ 11″ Rances Barthelemy (12-0, 10 KO’s) make’s his first nationally televised appearance when he takes on Gerardo Robles (14-9, 6 KO’s) in an eight round super featherweight bout.
Barthelemy is intent on becoming the next Cuban star of prominence, so look for him to make quick work of the shorter and probably less focused Robles.
Look for exciting action tomorrow night that should provide fans who prefer ‘bombs away’ action as opposed to those of the ‘sweet science’, enjoying an entertaining evening of fights.
Stephen Johnson writes for INSIDE BOXING.com, BORICUA BOXING.com, and UNTIL THE NEXT ROUND.com