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New promotion company has successful first show in Colorado Springs

Boxing enthusiasts in Colorado Springs, Colo., have more to be proud of, and more boxing to look forward to as Professional Boxing: Friday Night Fights kicked off at the Colorado Springs Event Center. The solid crowd of fans and curious on-lookers were entertained with a card featuring talented boxers from the Rocky Mountain Region. In nearly every bout Colorado Springs boxing fans were treated to a fight featuring a hometown fighter. 

With the Air Force Academy featuring a successful boxing program and the United States Olympic Training Center located in Colorado Springs, the fight scene just became busier with the addition of Sundown Entertainment, a new boxing promotion company which promises to return to the Colorado Springs area with more shows.

“We hope to add to the already rich culture of amateur and professional boxing here in Colorado,” said Sundown Entertainment promoter, Brandon Ortega. “The area has a multitude of talented fighters, and we hope to continue to give them a venue to showcase their abilities.”

The night was bookend with two outstanding bouts beginning with Denver’s Donovan ‘Slick’ Estrella using his counter-punching to dominate the aggressive style of Helario Medina (1-1). Estrella (2-0) continues to prove why he is one the state’s most highly touted fighters, showing flashes of brilliance with his quick jabs, while avoiding his opponents’ moves—hence earning the nickname “slick.”

In the cruiserweight main event, hometown fighter Mike Montoya, Jr., finished the night in dramatic fashion pummeling his opponent Isaiah Barela into submission. Montoya improves his record to 5-2-1, while Barela evens his record to 4-4.

Donovan Estrella (2-0) Unanimous Decision (UD) victory over Helario Medina (1-1)
Ruben Jacoby (2-4) Technical Knock Out round 1 (TKO 1) over Orville Hodge (0-8)
Marcus Dawkins (3-1) Unanimous Decision (UD) victory over Angel Smith Torres (0-3)
Maurice Louishomme( 7-0-1) Unanimous Decision (UD) victory over Ayodeji Fadeyi (10-10-1)
Mike Montoya Jr. (5-2-1) Technical Knock Out round 1 (TKO 1) Isiah Barela (4-4)