BOULDER, CO (May 28, 2023) – Boulder Colorado is filled with excitement this weekend the Pearl Street Mall ‘Rocking and Rolling’ is full of festivities and anticipation of tomorrow’s BOULDERBoulder 10k race. Yesterday also included a professional boxing event held at the Iconic Boulder Theater at the Pearl Street Mall.
The professional boxing event was billed “Mayhem @ Boulder Theater” and presented by Raul Utajara of Ghost Town Promotions in association with Airtight Boxing.
Mayhem @ Boulder Theater had Seven bouts scheduled with the main and co-main events highlighting two of Colorado’s contenders, welterweight, Manny ‘Lo’ Lopez and super middleweight Javier ‘SuperMex’ Aragón.
Aragón fights out of Denver, CO via Parral, Chihuahua, MX, faced hard-hitting MMA monster Apostle Spencer fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. At the sound of the bell, Spencer came out very aggressive, throwing punches with bad intentions. Aragón focused on movement and counterpunching. After a few exchanges of punches, Aragón used his movement to dictate Spencer’s aggressiveness, landing a devastating left hook shot that puts Spencer down. Later in the round, Aragón lands a three-punch combination sending Spencer to the canvas, and referee Stephen Blea puts a halt to the contest. Aragón is trained by renowned trainers Shann Vilhauer, Kavyka Sosa, and Aurelio Martinez
In the main event, Denver’s Manny Lopez defeated a tough Derek Perez (Albuquerque, NM) with a unanimous decision. Lopez started strong and went on the attack, pouncing Perez against the ropes. At one time, it looked as if referee Curtis Thrasher would stop the contest. Perez weathered the onslaught and scored well in the remaining rounds, however, Lopez was far too skilled and showed his fans that he is a boxer to be dealt with.
A scheduled feature bout pairing Brittney Horton, Albuquerque, NM, and Mollie Backowski, Denver, CO did not take place as Backowski abandoned the fight and failed to enter the ring.
In other action: Carlos Borruel defeats Walter Saragosa; Irvin Pallares TKO Antonio Herrera; Brandon Hughes UD Cameron Solano; Tyler Mitchell UD Dustin Contreras