JAB Promotions and SARTONK Release Kansas State Championship Belt

JAB Promotions and SARTONK Release Kansas State Championship Belt

In association with JAB Promotions, SARTONK has released the Kansas State Boxing Championship Belt. As the first of its kind, it marks a blooming spirit of boxing in the Sunflower State. The belt will make its debut on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the “Night of Champions” event in Garden City, Kansas.

Founder of JAB Promotions, Juan Aldana, Jr., couldn’t be more elated. “I know whoever wins this belt is going to be proud, and there is not another belt quite like this Kansas State Boxing Belt, with its gold plated and hand painted medallion,” beams Aldana. As someone who’s worked hard to energize the sport of boxing in his home state, Aldana feels that this is a big step in the right direction. “I want people to take this sport seriously in Kansas, and to want to win the State title,” comments the long-time boxing insider turned promoter.

SARTONK & JAB Promotions Release Kansas State Boxing Championship Belt

The belt features SARTONK signature craftsmanship in the creation of an adapted state seal. Noting his initial study of the Kansas state seal, President of SARTONK, Ed Majian, recalls: “I was struck by its Latin slogan, which translates to ‘A rough road leads to the stars.’ This was it! It relates to agricultural labor, sure, but it also perfectly expresses the spirit of ‘roadwork’ in boxing. Any boxer who brushes up against the stars does so through difficulties and hard work. So we kept the Latin.”

Describing the first time he held the belt, Aldana intimates, “The pictures are nothing compared to actually holding the belt in my hands. The color coordination of the stones to the leather and the colors of the medallion, along with the start-to-finish careful construction, are awesome.”

“We discussed every detail about the design with Juan,” comments Majian. “He’s worked so hard to put this event together, and he really believes in the sport. We were determined to provide a belt that exceeded his expectations.”

As an aside, Aldana adds, “When I first started this journey I never thought SARTONK would return my call since I wasn't a big promoter, and when I received a call back it really surprised me. SARTONK is helping me fulfill my dream of promoting a boxing championship bout!”

Weigh-ins are open to the public and will be held Friday, February 21st at Jax Sports Grille, 1907 E. Mary St., Garden City, from 4:45 p.m.–5:45 p.m. Tickets to the main event cost $30 General Admission; $40 Second Row; $50 Front Row.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  Tickets available in Garden City at Jax Sports Bar and Grill; City Cutz , MJ Barber Shop and La Chiquita.  Tickets also available in Liberal at Betos Botas.

To contact SARTONK, send an email to press@satonk.com.

To contact JAB Promotions, send an email to juan_aldanajr@yahoo.com.