Friday, June 16, 2017

Akers, Lattimer part of King of the Cage MMA card

We're a day late for this short Utah Fight Game blog post. The big news this week is a King of the Cage MMA card in Fort Hall, Idaho, on Saturday. A few local fighters are participating, including One Hit MMA's Rowdy Akers, who recently lost in a good scrap against AJ Garcia at SteelFist. Akers (seen above talking with a young fan) is 4-3 as a pro. He takes on Vince Morales (4-1).

The main event matches Scott Thometz against veteran Kerry Lattimer, who recently fought at SteelFist. It will be the veteran Lattimer's final pro bout. Anther fighter of local note participating is Andrew Cruz. We'll try to get results as soon as we can.


We have been following professional featherweight boxer Daniel Franco's battle after suffering bleeding on the brain following his loss to local pro Jose Haro, who earned the USBA featherweight championship. Here is the Go Fund Me page to assist Daniel. Please donate and offer your prayers and thoughts. Reports from his father Al have been more positive the past few days and we're glad to hear that. Here's the latest report from Al Franco:

Another good night for my beautiful son Daniel. His brain shifted to its normal position which is at the center of his head and all vital signs are strong and holding.

Doctor's lowered the dosages of all medications he's on to allow him to come out of his coma a little more. 

They removed one tube from his head and he reacted by clinching his fist. This was his first sign of movement so it is very exciting to see. Everything looks promising thanks to God, the doctors & nurses at Mercy Medical Hospital and of course all of you. 

Thank you for the tremendous support financially and spiritually.

Please continue to share, pray and remember his name, keep these positive vibes going. Our deepest gratitude from all of us. Thank you.

... Finally, Foley's gym in Ogden plans an amateur boxing card Saturday, June 24. Details to follow next week.

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