Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, December 2, 2003
Mendoza earns 2nd trip to state Silver Gloves
Warbirds boxer Aaron Mendoza will be traveling to the Dallas-Fort
Worth area this weekend to compete in the State Silver Gloves
Tournament, following a victory this past weekend in regional
competition at Midland.
Mendoza, fighting at 106 pounds in the 13-14 year old division
defeated Jose Lea on Friday in his title bout, said his manager, Roy
"He won all three rounds and looked real good," Juarez said. "H
bobbed and weaved and threw all the right combinations."
Mendoza advanced to the State Youth Tournament this past May, and
advanced to the State Silver Gloves Tournament in Midland a year ago
before being eliminated from competition.
Juarez said he wasn't sure how many fights Mendoza would need to win
in McKinney this weekend to claim the state title. "It depends on how
many teams show up," he said. "I know South Texas and East Texas will
be there, so there should be about four or five teams from the state of
"The fights start on Friday, and then they have fights Saturday
during the day and at night and the finals are on Sunday starting at
noon, so he has a chance to fight three or four fights," Juarez said.
While Mendoza will definitely be making the trip this weekend,
Juarez said he wasn't sure if he would be going.
"I'll send him to McKinney, but if I can't go, I'll send him with
the Odessa team," he said. "Right now we're flat broke, and we've got
to pay our way down there and pay our own hotel and our meals."
Juarez said anyone who wanted to help contribute to the cost of the
trip could contact Fred Martin at 447-3600.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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