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Punch-Drunk Gloves: Barkley’s West brings out Summit’s aggression

Reid Williams
Bruce Sfott got a bloody nose fighting a one-round grudge match with Lafayette pal Lynn Wenzell, but came out with a draw.

FRISCO – With the DJ playing Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger,” the “Rocky” theme song and Brad Pitt’s dialogue from the movie “Fight Club” it didn’t take long – a few beers, really – for a dozen men to decide to jump in the ring.

Barkley’s West in Frisco hosted “Fight Night” Thursday, challenging those who felt tough enough to strap on gloves and prove it. The fights were run by Knockout Events, a company that promotes the boxing bar parties throughout Colorado and seven other states. Owner and referee Kevin Shaw provides the entrants with gloves, headgear, mouthpieces and the occasional towel for a bloody nose.

And advice: Keep your hands up and your heads down throughout the three, one-minute rounds.

They choose their own fighting names. One of the Summit County women who signed up to fight, for example, was christened Lauren “I’m a Bad Mama Sama” Dames.

At the end of the night, the big winner was Frisco’s Oscar Flores. Flores said he has been boxing for two years, fought twice at Copper Mountain and loves contact sports.

His secret: “Let the fighter come to you and fight back,” he said.

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