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'Cujo' putting together a big show here

By Mike Forster

  He's the man who never forgets his roots. 

Though he's fought on the national stage, he's trying to make boxing big in Bedford and the surrounding area.

That effort continues as Scott "Cujo" Sigmon is putting on a big show in Boonsboro.  On April 6, you'll be able to catch a great card featuring professional boxing and mixed martial arts.

Best of all, you'll get to see Cujo in action.  Cujo, called the "Bedford Bomber" by some and "The Peaks of Slaughter" by this newspaper, will fight at 164 pounds against Juan Astorga.

Originally from Mexico but raised in Texas, Astorga stands 15-7.  Cujo expects to see him drop to 15-8 when their ten-round bout is over, despite it being Sigmon's first fight following a lengthy post-operative rehab on his shoulder.  "If I ever want to beat a Kelly Pavlik, I need to take care of a fighter like Juan when I'm (less than 100%)," said Cujo.

While Sigmon has fought in this area before (twice at the Lynchburg Armory and once at Jefferson Forest High School), this event has him in more of a promotional role.  Additionally, it marks the first time he'll bring a mix of boxing and MMA to the area.

He seems excited by its prospects.  "The support from this area has always been great," he noted.

Perhaps that's because Cujo can be counted on to deliver a quality product.  The event at the Boonsboro Ruritans should be no different.

In addition to the main event, Cujo will unleash one of his proteges, Josh "Deuce" Robertson.  Since turning pro, the former marine from Lynchburg has gone 3-0.

Additionally, Kelan Robey, a promising young female fighter will try to pick up her second win against no defeats.

The mixed martial arts side will feature Travis Davidson, a local talent whose star is well on the rise.  Davidson has had 18 amateur fights and won the Spartan Promotional Championship in Northern Virginia.  "I think he'll do good things," assessed Sigmon.

Additionally, Kent Eanes, an Altavista native who is making a name in kickboxing will be featured.

Eanes, who stands 23-9, will fight for the WKKO kickboxing world championship at Boonsboro.  That bout will be against Dave Thomas, who stands 19-4.

In all, the card should feature four or five boxing matches and two or three mixed martial arts bouts.  Even though Cujo is a purist in the pugilistic arts, he is wise enough to know there is a great opportunity for MMA-type events.

We may also get the chance to see Cole Crumpler in action.  The 14-year old wunderkind might have a sparring session with an adult fighter.

"I want a good mix to showcase local talent and superstars," noted Cujo.

It will all take place at the Boonsboro Ruritan Club, which is located just past the Lynchburg City limit, just off Boonsboro Road.

"This is a good fund raiser for us," said the Ruritans' Randy Martin.  "Those funds will be used for football, baseball and other sports through the Boonsboro Youth Association."

Martin's facility seats approximately 750.  According to Cujo, over 600 tickets have already been sold.  Looks as though some folks on the nice list got a pleasant surprise in their stockings Christmas morning.  

For those of us who find ourselves on the naughty list, there are conventional methods by which to acquire tickets.  The easiest is to call the Hurt Factory (Cujo's gym) at 434-238-5809.

Cujo hasn't forgotten where he comes from; let's not forget him.