Boxers pull no punches at charity event in Wauconda

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 7/13/2018 9:25 PM
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  • Omar Castro, right, and Eilas Miranda, both of Mundelein go toe to toe Friday night during the Badges vs. Bad Guys boxing event at the Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds in Wauconda.

      Omar Castro, right, and Eilas Miranda, both of Mundelein go toe to toe Friday night during the Badges vs. Bad Guys boxing event at the Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds in Wauconda. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Omar Castro, left, and Eilas Miranda, both of Mundelein, square off Friday night during the Badges vs. Bad Guys boxing event at the Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds in Wauconda.

      Omar Castro, left, and Eilas Miranda, both of Mundelein, square off Friday night during the Badges vs. Bad Guys boxing event at the Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds in Wauconda. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • The Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds in Wauconda  was the scene of the Badges vs. Bad Guys boxing event Friday night.

      The Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds in Wauconda was the scene of the Badges vs. Bad Guys boxing event Friday night. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Trevor Lesniewicz warms up before the Badges vs. Bad Guys boxing event Friday at the Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds in Wauconda.

      Trevor Lesniewicz warms up before the Badges vs. Bad Guys boxing event Friday at the Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds in Wauconda. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Coach Larry Lentz talks with boxer Eilas Miranda of Mundelein during the Friday's Badges vs. Bad Guys boxing event at the Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds in Wauconda.

      Coach Larry Lentz talks with boxer Eilas Miranda of Mundelein during the Friday's Badges vs. Bad Guys boxing event at the Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds in Wauconda. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Sarah Stendebach of Wauconda shows the round during the Badges vs. Bad Guys boxing event Friday night at the Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds in Wauconda.

      Sarah Stendebach of Wauconda shows the round during the Badges vs. Bad Guys boxing event Friday night at the Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds in Wauconda. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Johnny Jackson of Chicago, left, takes on Zack Gurske of Bristol, Wisconsin, during the Badges vs. Bad Guys boxing event Friday at the Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds in Wauconda.

      Johnny Jackson of Chicago, left, takes on Zack Gurske of Bristol, Wisconsin, during the Badges vs. Bad Guys boxing event Friday at the Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds in Wauconda. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Trevor Lesniewicz finds some solitude before the Badges vs. Bad Guys boxing event Friday night at the Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds in Wauconda.

      Trevor Lesniewicz finds some solitude before the Badges vs. Bad Guys boxing event Friday night at the Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds in Wauconda. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Johnny Jackson of Chicago is knocked down during the Badges vs. Bad Guys boxing event Friday night at the Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds in Wauconda.

      Johnny Jackson of Chicago is knocked down during the Badges vs. Bad Guys boxing event Friday night at the Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds in Wauconda. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Pugilists of varying talent hit the ring Friday night in Wauconda for a charity boxing tournament dubbed Badges Versus Bad Guys.

Staged at the Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds, the event was organized by the Lake County Athletic and Boxing Club.

"It's cool to have an outdoor event at the rodeo. It's different. It's a cool sporting event for anyone," said boxing promoter Larry Lentz.

Proceeds will help fund scholarships for kids in sports programs in Lake and Cook counties.

The 55th annual Wauconda Rodeo will be held at the same site Saturday and Sunday. For tickets or more information, visit waucondarodeo.com.

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