Carlos Villa and John Montes Fight for Vacant Lightweight Texas Title
In the evening’s main event fans will get a very compelling bout between Las Cruces, New Mexico’s Sijuola Ade “Siju” Shabazz (4-1, 4KOs) and Texas’ Keith Downs (3-0, 1KO) at 165lbs.
Shabazz was arguably the greatest New Mexican amateur boxer of all-time, winning seven N.M, Golden Glove Championships, three National Golden Glove Championships, and was a U.S. National Team Alternate.
Downs made his professional debut in March. This past May, he took a fight on three days notice against 25 fight veteran Raul Casarez and stopped in him in the first round.
Downs’ three professional opponents have a career record of 25-6 while Shabazz’s opponents combined for a 16-12-1 record.
The co-main event pins Carlos Villa (6-1-1, 4KOs) vs John Montes (5-5, 4KOs) at lightweight. The victor will be awarded the vacant Lightweight Texas Title.
In another intriguing bout, SWFight.com’s 2013 Mixed Martial Arts Fighter of the Year Kevin Croom (14-5 MMA record) will be making his professional boxing debut. Croom has no easy task against Las Cruces’ undefeated lightweight Johnny Guillen (2-0).
Siju Shabazz vs. Keith Downs
Carlos Villa vs. John Monte
Johnny Guillen vs Kevin Croom
Tim Meeks (2-1, 2KOs) vs. Nestor Figueroa (0-6) at Super Middleweight
Josue Garcia (1-2) vs. Anthony Rocha (Debut) at 145lbs
Thomas Drake (0-1) vs. Luis Zavala (Debut) at 200lbs
Derek Cranford (Debut) vs Jordan Alvarado (Debut)
Devonte Williams (1-0) vs TBA
Fight Week Schedule
Weigh-In at Brew Sports Pub & Grill WEST at 2:00pm
Saturday-Southwest Showdown atAlpha Athletics & Event Center. Doors open at 6:00pm with fights starting at 7:00pm. Tickets are available at Alpha Athletics & Event Center located at 480 Talbot Ave. Suite E. Canutillo, TX, 79935.
Ticket Pricing: General Admission $20, Ringside $30, & VIP $75 (front row seating, private bar in exclusive area & Free Drink Tickets).
For more information call (915) 313-1944.