On Saturday, June 14, 2014 the Battle of the Badges XI was held at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel. Boxers from local fire/police departments, Border Patrol, Department of Corrections, Probation, Navy and Marines came together to represent their departments and test their mettle against each other in the ring.
FALEO member Mandel “Code 8” Estepa (5’8, 165 pounds) was pitted against Darryl “The Doctor” Roberts (5’11, 169 pounds) from CV Fire. As the bell rang, each boxer took only a moment to size each other up before the fight was at full speed. Both traded punches amid the cheers from TEAM ESTEPA. There was non-stop action from beginning to end. Estepa won rounds 1 and 3 to take the match by decision.
The event helped raise money to support local boxing programs for the youth.