Folsom State Prison Correctional Officer to Fight in "Battle of the Badges"
By Siera Lopez, Student Intern | OPEC
|James "Doin' Damage" Davis|
The event is sponsored by the United Combat Association (UCA), the ranking organization for amateur fighters from law enforcement, firefighting and the military.
Davis, UCA's top-ranked light heavyweight boxer in Northern California, will face Juan "Bad Blood" Bustamante, 28, with the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Division.
Opponents describe Davis as a tireless fighter with a nearly impenetrable defense who has never been knocked out.
The 30-year-old husband and father attended Hiram Johnson High School in Sacramento. Davis began boxing as a hobby about two years ago, but his roots in the sport go much deeper. His father was a boxer in the U.S. Army. Davis’ biography can be found on the UCA website: http://unitedcombatassociation.com/2011/11/james-davis-doin-damage/
Battle of the Badges Sacramento is an organization of amateur boxers in public safety or the military. It promotes the fundamental principles of ethics, pride, loyalty, honor, sportsmanship and good faith. As the number of matches increases each year, more money is raised for charitable organizations and given back to the community.
Doors open at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 31, for the Battle of the Badges at the Power Gym USA, 11327 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova, CA 95742. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.battleofthebadgessac.com.