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Boxing is back Saturday

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By Dave Kavanaugh

Shawn Gallegos, Arturo Crespin, Amanda Crespin and Michael Coca Gallegos have been de facto ambassadors of the Meadow City in the world of professional prizefighting.

Now they’re coming home to ply their trade.

“Boxeo En Las Vegas,” the debut event of Carlos Crespin Promotions, is bringing all those local pro boxers to West Las Vegas’ Gillie Lopez Gym on Saturday night for a full card of action. Tickets — $52 ringside, $27 general admission — are available at several local vendors as well as at the door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with first bell set for 6:30.

In the six-round main event, Arturo “El Toro” Crespin (4-1, 1 KO) matches up with fellow light middleweight Jess Salway (3-14-1) of Browning, Mont.

Junior welterweight Shawn “The Educator” Gallegos (16-4, 5 KOs) will battle Justo Vallecillo (6-10, 3 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas. Vallecillo replaces Joel Ortega of Massachusetts, Gallegos’ original opponent.

Amanda “Boom Boom” Crespin (0-2-1) looks for her first win as she takes on Linda Custodio (1-0, 1 KO) of Colorado. The super featherweight bout is a four-rounder.

Michael Coca-Gallegos (0-4) also seeks victory No. 1 in his six-round rematch with Vincent Mirabal (5-0, 1 KO). The welterweights had a memorable original fight Jan. 29, a split decision for Albuquerque’s “Lil’ Man.”

In other matches, Josh Torres clashes with Joel Vargas in a four-round welterweight bout, plus light welterweight Victoria Cisneros meets Letizia Guerrero in a six-rounder. Cisneros recently beat tough Terri Blair.