Crespins’ opponents named

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By The Staff

“Perseverance,” the professional boxing card set for Friday, Aug. 28, at the Wilson Complex, is taking shape, and Las Vegas’ Crespin siblings now know their opponents.

Amanda Crespin, 18, will make her professional debut against fellow 126-pounder Shannon Sangre of Los Lunas, boxing promoter Lenny Fresquez Productions announced late this past week. Sangre is also new to the pro ranks.

Amanda’s older brother Arturo (2-1, 1 KO) will be in his fourth professional bout since turning pro in August 2007. Arturo will fight Freddie Cisneros of Albuquerque. Cisneros is another solid young pro with a record of 1-0-1.

Amanda Crespin, who was 73-13 and a four-time national champion as an amateur, began boxing at 8 years old after following her brothers Arturo and Carlos Crespin into the sport. All were trained by their father Carlos, a former boxing standout.  

Amanda currently works full time for the city of Las Vegas in Mayor Tony Marquez’s office. This fall, Amanda will attend New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, pursuing a career as a traveling regisered nurse. Arturo is a student at NMSU.

WIBA welterweight champion Holly Holm of Albuquerque will headline the Aug. 28 card, defending her title against Terri Blair. Las Vegas native Frankie Archuleta will battle Lorenzo Estrada in another feature matchup.

Tickets range from $20 to $200 and are available via Ticketmaster.