In what has become one of Colorado’s premier amateur boxing events, the 10th Anniversary Greg Cox Memorial Boxing Show will be held this Saturday at the Red Shield/Salvation Army Center, 2915 High St., beginning at 2PM.
This show is held annually commemorating the life of Greg Cox, son of amateur boxing fan and supporter Mr. Bob Cox who resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, but makes it a point to return to Colorado periodically and show his appreciation for amateur boxing while commemorating the life of his deceased son Greg, who tragically died in a motorcycle accident in 1981, a special show to attend.
Greg Cox was a huge fan of former Denver heavyweight contender Ron Lyle and their special friendship had Mr. Cox wanting to accomplish two goals by having an amateur boxing program to help Lyle tell his story to young boxers in the efforts of keeping them on the right path, and having a way of commemorating his son Greg’s life.
Bob Cox funds the Cox-Lyle Boxing program run by Boxing Director and Head Coach Everette Elliston at the Red Shield/Salvation Army facility with the full support of Pastor’s Ron and Roberta McKinney who oversee the numerous activities run on a daily basis at the popular community center.
The program will again feature some of the top names in Colorado amateur boxing headlined by Melik ‘Hitman’ Elliston, who is coming off his Silver Medalist performance at the 2011 RINGSIDE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Susan Cox-Carlin, daughter of Bob Cox and sister of Greg Cox, and her son Greg Carlin (who bears the name of his deceased uncle) will be in attendance appreciating and supporting the memorial show along with amateur boxing.
Ticket prices are reasonably priced at $10 for Adults, $5 for aged 16 and younger, with children under the age of 5 admitted FREE.
For more information: Coach Everette Elliston at 720-434-7643 or e-mail him at email@example.com.
The November 12th PPV fight card featuring Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez may be entertaining after all with the addition of Denver undefeated lightwelterweight contender Mike ‘Mile High’ Alvarado (31-0, 22 KO’s) taking a huge step-up in competition when taking on Colombian KO artist Breidis ‘Khan-queror’ Prescott (24-3, 19 KO’s).
Breidis ‘Khan-queror’ Prescott has been the victim of his own ‘Road Warrior’ mentality and getting in against another upper tier opponent could either be ‘just what the doctor ordered’, or pure disaster when taking on Alvarado.
‘Mile High’ Mike Alvarado has plans of his own that will make him the man to beat in the light welterweight (140 lbs.) division should Amir Khan remain true to his word, something he’s unaccustomed to, and in early 2012 move up to the welterweight (147 lbs.) division.
This fight has excitement written all over it, and I would anticipate there being a clear-cut winner by knockout as these two realize the career defining implications for the winner.
Mike Alvarado wins, and the WBC light welterweight title (now held by Erik Morales after Timothy Bradley was stripped) could come his way giving him the title shot he covets and definitely deserves.
Prescott wins, and the same scenario awaits him with big money fights in his home based Florida indeed a strong possibility and something he too covets and is well deserved.
Both of these fighters are all action, and fight fans need not worry about intentional head-butts or other such nonsense deciding the outcome.
Cecelia Montez (Denver): “When I found out the Mike Alvarado vs Breidis Prescott fight was added to the Pacquiao vs Marquez undercard, that was the deciding factor in me heading to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in November”.
Stephen Johnson writes for INSIDE BOXING.com, BORICUA BOXING.com, and UNTIL THE NEXT ROUND.com