Bobby D Presents “Dangerous Divas”
On Thursday September 4th Bobby D Presents “Dangerous Divas” with two of the most exciting female boxers in the ring today. Jolene Blackshear who fights Susan Reno of New York. Undefeatead Kenia Enriquez battles Mayela “La Cobrita” Perez. The six-bout fight card will also feature the best in San Diego and Tijuana talent. Scheduled in a cross-border welterweight six will be Miguel “Zurdo” Sanchez (8-0, 6KO) of San Diego by way of Culiacan, Mexico against Tijuana’s Ivan “Oso” Zavala (6-6-2, 2KO) while Hawaiian super bantamweight amateur standout Haley Passion will make her pro debut against fellow first timer Jillian Lybarger of Phoenix, AZ. Passion is trained in Hawaii by former world champion Jesus “Hawaiian Punch” Salud.
San Diego super bantamweight Mulapi Enjani will make his pro debut against Los Angeles’ Juan Urbina (0-2-1) in a four rounder while in a special attraction, the grandson of former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks, Leon “Third Generation” Spinks III (7-1-1, 3KO) will face Luis Merced (3-1, 3KO) in a lightweight six.
“San Diego Fights: Dangerous Divas” is presented by Bobby D. Presents sponsored by Filippi’s Pizza Grotto, Mossy Automotive Group and Everlast. The Crowne Plaza Hanalei Hotel is located at 2270 Hotel Circle North in San Diego. Doors open at 6:30pm with the first punch thrown promptly at 7:30pm. For tickets and info, please visit SanDiegoFights.com or call (619) 420-8866.
In July Bobby D Presents gave Southern California an excellent night of boxing with a four fight card and the temperature warm and muggy it was easy to see that the crowd was feeling the heat. On the day prior to the fight during the weigh-in some of the fighters gave a preview of their mindset while others appeared to upset the mental disposition of their opponents.
The night opened with a lightweight match featuring Riccy “The Hammer” Hood, San Diego (1-0) versus Norberto Pantaleon, Oceanside (0-2); both are highly energetic, hunger fighters. As the boxers touched gloves and stepped towards each other to give one another all they had. Both men weighing in at 136 pounds went toe-to-toe until the much more skilled Pantaleon with a series of crushing blows sent “The Hammer” free-falling into the ropes. Half way through the first round Pantaleon is declared the winner by knockout.
The second match of the night saw the return of “Smokin” Joe Perez, San Diego (4-1-1, 3KO) versus Gabriel Braxton, Atlanta, GA (1-3, 0KO) in a Featherweight match-up. Braxton was the first entrant of the night; coming to the ring pumped-up and ready for a rumble. “Smokin” Joe approached the ring sharp, focused and determined. Braxton was showing signs of difficult early in the match when “Smokin” Joe rocked him with a blow felt throughout the room. Braxton’s team threw in the towel giving another victory to “Smokin” Joe Perez who rides the moment of another night with Bobby D’s boxing.
Match three was probably the most evenly fought match of the night. Viktor Chernous, Vinitza, Ukraine (15-1, 5KO) versus Ivan “Oso” Zavala, Tijuana, Mexico pitted two fighters with great conditioning going the distance and ending with as split decision for the fight. Despite the six-pound difference (Chernous – 138lbs, Zavala – 144lbs) neither fighter was able to out power or out move the other.
Final match of the night Aaron “Gavilan” Garcia, San Diego (14-3-2, 4KO) versus Daniel “Huracan” Ramirez (10-1, 4KO) show Mission Valley what punching was all about. “Huracan” had great punching and landing ability which “Gavilan” was able to match initially in this fast paced match-up. “Huracan” rocked “Gavilan” with a series of hits and dropping him on the ropes briefly. The referee checks on “Gavilan” who’s a little slow getting back on his feet and showing signs of frustration. The match resumes and “Huracan” comes in like a man unleashed, unloading hit after hit until “Gavilan” goes down for the night and Daniel “Huracan” Ramirez wins California State Super Featherweight title. Visit www.bobbydpresents.com to get fight information and times.
Photojournalist – Alvin Miller Abraham