Correa comeback highlights local boxing card


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Posted Online: May 04, 2013, 8:06 pm
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Staff report, sports@qconline.com
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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