This Friday Night: Borderwars II

The people behind Borderwars II have an intense passion for the combative arts. One of those people is Amador Perez. A partner of Valley Promotions (the promoters behind the Borderwars boxing series), Perez assures us that his fellow partners and him all crave combat sports.

“We’re all pretty much established when it comes to the combative sports field,” said Amador Perez. “Myself, I’ve taken some boxing classes as well as some MMA classes.”

His other Valley Promotions partners all have various involvements in arts that include boxing, MMA and Muay Thai.

For Perez, it was a passion that took a hold of him a long time ago.

“My father did [boxing] when he was young,” said Perez, who heard boxing stories from his father and uncle. “I know he was an amateur boxer and he competed in several tournaments when he was young.”

From the past to the present, he’s been passionate about keeping up with combat sports.

“Me and my brothers, we all grew up in a boxing environment. My father was a huge boxing fan, we grew up watching all the greats, all the greatest matches. Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Roberto Duran. Then from there it went to Julio Cesar Chavez, Oscar De La Hoya, and now, we still to this day, we all get excited about the biggest fights. The boxing matches, as well as the MMA matches.”

Perez’s brother also got involved in local combat sports.

“His name is Agapito Perez Jr., he is a professional MMA fighter and he fights for STFC.”

The first in the Borderwars series took place earlier this year in January at the Casa De Amistad in Harlingen. The second event in the series will be taking place at El Gallito Ballroom in Edinburg, TX on December 21st. The main event is currently set to feature Alton native Oscar Tovar Jr.

“He was in our first event earlier this year and we felt he had an exquisite performance,” said Perez.

Tovar Jr. will compete against Matamoros native Roberto Perez in a rematch from the Summer of 2011. Tovar Jr. had defeated Perez in that bout via KO in the first frame.

Also on the card, Mario “Kilo” Amador will be featured in a contest against Arturo Herrera. “Kilo” has been turning heads here in the Valley for many reasons. Some of those reasons being his positive contributions as a boxing trainer to kids in the local community, his humble personality and his well known boxing skills.

“We always try to look for the most exciting local fighters,” said Perez.

If you’re a fan of boxing, give yourself an early Christmas present and treat yourself to seeing Borderwars II this Friday night.

We will have more coverage on Borderwars II in the upcoming days.

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