Professional boxing returns to Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday, November 8. The fight card is filled with talented boxers from Colorado. Headlining the fight card will be Colorado Springs’ Mike Montoya Jr. (4-3-2) vs. Scottsbluff, Nebraska’s Isiah Barela (4-3) in a heavyweight main event. Montoya will be fighting for the first time in front of his hometown fans. Barela, originally from Denver, Colo., recently relocated to Nebraska, a move he hopes to benefit his boxing career.
In the co-main event, Maurice Louishomme (6-0-1) will look to remain unbeaten in front of his hometown crowd. Louishomme has world championship aspirations and the only blemish on his record is a draw from a September fight with the always tough Victor Villereal, furthermore the bout was held in Villereal’s hometown of Longmont, Colo. Louishomme is trained by the world famous boxing trainer Dickey Woods, Woods also trains former world champions James Toney and Oleg Maskaev. In order to continue on his path to a world title fight, Louishomme will have to get past Ayodeji Fadeyi (10-9-1) of Denver, Colo. Fadeyi is coming off a 3 year layoff, in his last fight he lost to current WBO light heavyweight world champion Sergey Kovalev.
Opening the card will be former amateur standout Donovan Estrella (1-0); Estrella touted an impressive 153-11 amateur record. Estrella will face Helario Medina (1-0) of Longmont, Colo., which brings the Denver vs. Longmont rivalry to Colorado Springs.
Ruben Jacoby (1-4) vs. Orville Hodge (0-7) promises to be an action packed fight. Colorado Springs’ Jacoby is making a comeback after a 5 year layoff from the sport. Hodge, a current U.S. Army Soldier, now based at Fort Carson, Colo., seeks his first professional boxing victory.
Marcus Dawkins (2-1) will be looking to get his career back on track after suffering his lone loss in May. His opponent, Angel Smith Torres (0-2) from Casper, Wyoming is winless thus far, but he has gone the distance with both of his previous opponents.
Donovan Estrella vs. Helario Medina (Featherweight)-4 rounds
Ruben Jacoby vs. Orville Hodge (Lightweight)-4 rounds
Marcus Dawkins vs. Angel Smith Torres (Jr. Middleweight)-4 rounds
Maurice Louishome vs. Ayodeji Fadeyi (Super Middleweight)-5 rounds
Mike Montoya Jr. vs. Isiah Barela (Heavyweight)-5 rounds
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