LV boxer Crespin to fight Nov. 28; Archuleta also returns to ring

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By Dave Kavanaugh

Las Vegas boxer Arturo Crespin will compete in his second professional bout as part of an upcoming card at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

Crespin, 18, is scheduled to fight Daniel Gonzales, 30, of Albuquerque, his father and longtime trainer Carlos Crespin said this week. Both are light middleweights (152 lbs.).

The “Black Friday” card is a promotion of Top Rank and Juan Romero. First bell time is 2 p.m. Nov. 28.

Carlos Crespin has a limited number of tickets for sale. Those interested may call him at 429-4068. Tickets are also available through the Star Center’s outlets such as GetTix.net.

“He’s been training pretty good,” the elder Crespin said of his son, who won his pro debut with a first-round knockout of Brijido Olivarez on Aug. 30 at Sky Citty Casino in Acoma.

Gonzales is 2-3 with one knockout; he last fought in February, losing a four-round decision to Lucas Galle.

“Black Friday” also features Jesus Soto-Karass and Carlos Molina in a match for the former’s NABF title, and Pecos’ Joaquin Zamora battling Jose Luis Gonzales in welterweight action. Zamora (16-2-1) stunned Albuquerque’s Ray Sanchez in a Sept. 5 TKO.


Las Vegas’ Frankie Archuleta (25-5, 14 KOs) was slated to return to the ring late Tuesday night in a fight against Roger Gonzalez of Chino, Calif.

No results from the fight were immediately available.

At stake in the bout was the vacant International Boxing Association super featherweight championship. The card took place at the Table Mountain Casino in Friant, Calif.

Archuleta’s last fight was a technical knockout of Armando Cordoba on Sept. 21, 2007, at the Star Center.

In his last title fight, Archuleta lost a 12-round majority decision to Alejandro Barrera with the NABA super bantamweight strap on the line.

Archuleta turns 33 on Nov. 26.