LIHUE – Fite Nite, Inc.’s kickboxing show is on this Saturday at the Veteran’s Center in Lihue.
The box office will open at 6 p.m.
The senior championship bout, a feature fight, should convince fans to arrive at Veteran’s Center early, since it will be the first bout of the night. Stanley Gonsalves, a 60 year-old ex-professional boxer, will face Brent Cook, 58, a reknown photographer. This bout features two guys in great shape who already sparred once. Cook, using his height, reach and youth advantage to come out on top.
The lightweight division features top seed Isaac “Wild Thing” Libre and power puncher Harold “The Ilocos Tiger” Pablo. A couple of years ago, Pablo was the fastest human on Kaua’i – on Saturday he will be looking to be Kaua’i’s lightweight champion.
The welterweights are packed with very good boxers, including Charly “Hinano” Hepa, a polynesian singer/dancer who plans to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. Hepa will be facing the likes of Sugar Ken Melchor and Randon Holt, who was the first boxer to sign up which showed a lot of machismo on his part. Hepa will be facing Zach Rapal, an Oahu boxer from Waianae, for his first bout. Peddy Akau and tall Chris Lattiere round out the welterweight division.
Middleweight action will involve guys you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley.
Bula Perreira, Billy Parbo, Pretty Boy Soares, Abe Rodrigues, and John “Baby Face” Rita make up the middlweight bracket. Just mentioning these names says enough. Rodrigues flies over from Oahu to join the rumble.
Kaina Krasy Soares will be cruising among the cruiserwieghts. Jimmy “The Doc” Stamm will be the guy to beat in the division but he will have his hands full in his first bout with Kaipo “Wild Man” Texeira. Daniel “Hands of Stone” Greenleaf, an “A Team” cook at Oki Diner – who loves to punch out car windows with his bare hands – will try to shift his aim on Fite Nite.
Policemen Paris Resinto and Kimo Akana will be working as cornermen caring for the fighters. Resinto and Akana are husky fellows but their strongest muscle is their heart.