Correa comeback highlights local boxing card


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Posted Online: May 04, 2013, 8:06 pm
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Today is "Cinco de Mayo," but the local boxing community will wait until Saturday to celebrate the Mexican holiday with "Fiesta de Boxeo" at Davenport's historic Danceland Ballroom

The nine-fight professional boxing card features the return of Green Rock's Felika Correa (15-6-1), who fought future world champs Arturo Gatti and Derrick Gainer in the mid-1990s before being forced from the ring by a cyst and aneurysm.

Also fighting are three other local favorites of Hispanic heritage, Moline's Limberth Ponce (3-0) and Vic Martinez (1-0), and Rock Island's Brandon Segura (0-1).

Galesburg's George Carter Jr. (9-0) also puts his CBA North America Middleweight title on the line in the co-main event.

Also in action are Davenport's Donovan Dennis (3-0), Travis Thomas (2-0) and Eric Cason (debut); Bettendorf's Gabe Martin (debut); and Muscatine's Lance Williams (4-1).

Tickets are $25 through any of the fighters involved, as well as promoters Clint Calkins (563-260-2669) and Phil Armer (563-579-7499).

Tickets also are available at the door, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Danceland Ballroom. The fights start at 7 p.m.

Davenport's Carriage Haus hosts the weigh-ins at 6 p.m. Friday and the post-fight party Saturday.

















 




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