|12-08-2012, 07:02 PM||#410|
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Re: California Boxing
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A long time ago Nico Perez was fighting in Tucson Arizona. At the morning weight-in his opponent, whom only his mother can remember his name was deem unfit to fight that night. The promoter, Flores, whom last name is all I can remember, was pulling his hairs because his main event had felt apart. Not to worry, Jimmy “Super-manager” Montoya with his cape flying in the air rode to the rescue.
Jimmy walked up to promoter Flores and told him “don’t worry, don’t worry, I’ll take care of things”
Jimmy than walked out of the hotel where the weight-in were been held and stood on the sidewalk looking at the people passing by ‘nope too big, nope too small’ thought Jimmy as he eyed couple of guys passing by, he than spotted a guy walking across the street that looked to be about 125 pounds. Nico’s weight!
“Hey you” Jimmy yelled at the guy
“Who, me?” answered the guy
“Yeah you” replied Jimmy
The guy than crossed the street and walked up to Jimmy
“Yeah, what do you want?”
“You wanna make some money?” Jimmy said to the guy
“$500.00” Jimmy told him
“Who do I have to kill?” answer the guy
“You don’t have to kill the guy, you just have to fight him” Jimmy responded
The guy than asked Jimmy if by fighting he meant boxing
Jimmy said yes, that it was boxing, and that he would fight Nico Perez
The guy told Jimmy, that yes, he would fight Nico Perez
Jimmy asked the guy if he had ever fought, the guy replied that, yes, but that only in the streets.
“Okay, but remember you are fighting Nico Perez, a top ten featherweight” Jimmy told his new fighter
“I don’t care who I fight, for $500.00 I’ll fight King Kong.
Jimmy took the guy into the hotel and introduced his “fighter” to the commissioner. A quick over by the doctor and he was given a boxing license.
Later that day my boxing partner John Martinez and I were in our 4th floor room of the hotel we were staying at looking out the window that faced the back parking lot of the hotel, we were watching Jimmy with the mitts on teaching his new protégé how to jab.
That nigh the protégé took Nico into the early rounds of the ten rounder before the referee stopped the fight.
After the fights promoter Flores had a party at his deserted hacienda. I spotted Jimmy and his protégé huddle in a corner talking and as I was walking up to them I heard the protégé asked Jimmy “poppie, poppie, when do we fight again?”