The Inaugural Galveston Fight Night Series, produced and promoted by Alfonso Lopez and his El Tigre Promotions team, was a resounding success. The event, held at The Galveston Convention Center (San Luis Resort) was an enjoyable and successful night of professional boxing that gave just due to the rich history of boxing in Texas.
Held in Galveston, the birthplace of Jack Johnson, one of the greatest heavyweight champions in history, the event lived up to the high expectations of it’s attendants, participants, and viewers on pay-per-view. The event was professionally organized, held in a beautiful venue, and brought in a large crowd of boxing fans from all over The State of Texas. The seven bouts on the card featured boxers largely from the Galveston, and Houston areas, affording them the opportunity to develop and showcase their skills at home, before moving on to bouts out of state and around the world.
1. Alejandro Morales winner by T.K.O over Andrew Sosa
2. Marc Perales winner by T.K.O over Christopher White
3. Travis Conley - Draw - Reynaldo Trujillo, over 4 rounds
4. Armando Frausto winner by T.K.O. over Christian Morris
5. Michael Klekotta winner by first round T.K.O. over Andy Patina
6. Samantha Salazar winner by 4 round decision over Monica Flores
7. Alicio Castaneda - Draw - Joshua Ross, over 6 Rounds
The Clutch City Boxing Club’s, Mike “The Body Snatcher” Klekotta performed exceedingly well by forcing a referee’s stoppage at 59 seconds of the first round over Galveston’s Andy Patina. We were concerned about Patina’s boxing ability during training camp and knew we had our work cut out for us. In training we developed a strategy we felt gave us the best chance to win and fortunately Klekotta was able to implement that strategy to come home with a win. Mike Klekotta had an inspired training camp, getting himself into excellent condition as well as sparring with the best partners available, and he dedicated this bout to former boxing foe, Omar Henry and recently passed Houston boxing legend, Kenny Weldon, may they both rest in peace.
The Clutch City Boxing Club is also very proud to announce the addition of Houston boxing legend Melvin Dennis as our Head coach and Advisor, and both Mike Klekotta and I attribute much of the credit for this win to Mr. Dennis.
We at Clutch City Boxing are appreciative to have been given the opportunity to participate in the inaugural “Fight Night Series” and we are looking forward to working with Alfonso Lopez and his El Tigre Promotions team in the future.