DENVER (March 18, 2018) The Annual DAC (Denver Athletic Club) ‘Boxing Night Extravaganza’, held Friday, March 16, was another fantastic fundraising success, thanks to the efforts of the DAC membership and their many longtime supporters. The honorable Ed Thomas admirably handled Master of Ceremony duties, an awesome rendition of our National Anthem sung by Kayla Hruby. Beautiful Ring Card girls supplied by (Gold Sponsor) Diamond Cabaret and Steakhouse, an added treat.
The delicious surf-and-turf (steak and lobster tail) dinner with cold beverages available for purchase surrounding the interior of the venue, made for a thirst quenching evening. The proceeds from sports memorabilia items donated by Bill’s Sports Collectables, helped the local charity IMPACT360, purchase new uniforms. The entertainment portion of the event was provided by Poor Boys Pro Boxing (Jim ‘Smitty’ Smith) with 5 action packed bouts bringing the evening to an exciting end.
The Colorado Combative Sports Commission officials attending: Ringside Physician, Dr. Matt Morgan. Chief Inspector, Jeanne McEvoy. Referees, Curtis Thrasher and Tim Mills. Judges, Carmen Beall, Ed Kugler, Rob Mullings and Tyrone Short. Inspectors, Brian Campell and Lee Peters. Time Keepers, Carmen Beall and Rob Mullings, with Tally Judge, Julian Clay.
Bout #1: (heavyweight amateur) Nicholas Quaratino by unanimous decision over Jose Francisco
Bout #2: (heavyweight amateur) Kahlid Smith by decision over Martin Paredes. Smith now the Rocky Mtn. Region Heavyweight Champion.
Bout #3: Tim Ibarra by unanimous decision over Joe Muniz (126 lbs.)
Bout #4: Matieas Robles by unanimous decision over Abe Alvarado (135 lbs.). Robles received the Larry Martinez Memorial ‘Fighter of The Night’ award.
Bout #5: (Main Event) Daniel J. Calzada over Brenton Swanson by split decision (155 lbs.)
Congratulations to Denver the Athletic Club, specifically General Manager Mike Hestera and Event Coordinator Katie Walters for their continued hospitality afforded me during this prestigious, entertaining and worthwhile event. My long ago high school classmate and good friend Bill Egan (Egan Printing) having me as his invited guest for many years, makes this event even more special.