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Mike Lee Blitzes Quattrocchi in 1, Looks forward to Facing Elite Opposition!

by on Sep.17, 2017, under Boxing News

By Rick Sacks

 

ROSEMONT, IL — On Friday night at The Dome at the Ballpark in Rosemont, IL, undefeated light heavyweight contender and hometown favorite Mike Lee ( 20-0, 11 KO, Chicago) stopped Aaron Quattrocchi (10-2-1, 5 KO, Follansbee, WV) with a decisive quick TKO at 2:32 of Round 1. Lee knocked down Quattrocchi twice in the round. Right after the second knockdown, Mike Lee made quick work of it, pummeling Quattrocchi against the ropes when the referee stopped the fight.

After the fight, acclaimed veteran sportscaster Al Bernstein, who was celebrating his 67th birthday, interviewed Mike Lee in the ring and asked him if he was ready at age 30 to fight the top guys. Lee responded “yes” and that it was very important to him to fight a higher ranked fighter. Hopefully, Mike Lee will have the opportunity soon. The fight was aired live on CBS Sports Network and marks the second fight card held at The Dome at the Ballpark. (continue reading…)

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Gavronski stops Vera in Six at the Boat

by on Sep.16, 2017, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

 

Resurging super middleweight prospect Mike “Imagine Me” Gavronski (24-2-1, 15 KOs) turned in an impressive showing on Saturday night, scoring a sixth round stoppage win over Brian Vera (26-12, 16 KOs) at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. Fighting in the main event of Brian Halquist Productions’ Battle at the Boat 112, Gavronski out-boxed Vera for a majority of the fight before landing a series of shots in the sixth that led to the referee stopping it.

Gavronski utilized his longer reach and lateral movement from the start of the fight, landing solid one-two’s and catching the oncoming Vera with counter right hands. Gavronski maintained a disciplined approach early in the fight, maneuvering effectively and keeping his opponent reaching and unable to get in close enough to do any damage in the first two rounds. (continue reading…)

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Mike Lee Arrives in Chicago for ‘Rosemont Rumble’ to Go for 20-0 vs. Aaron Quattrocchi!

by on Sep.14, 2017, under Boxing News

“The Dome at the Ballpark”

Rosemont, Illinois

 

CHICAGO, September 12, 2017, 2017 — Undefeated and World Ranked Light Heavyweight MIKE LEE (19-0-0, 10 KO’s), has arrived in his hometown of Chicago for final preparations heading into the ROSEMONT RUMBLE: “GOING FOR 20-0” event where he will defend his USBA-IBF Light Heavyweight Title against AARON “The Quiet Storm” QUATTROCCHI, (10-1-1, 5 KO’s) in the 10-round main event this Friday, September 15 at “The Dome at the Ballpark” in Rosemont, Illinois and telecast live on CBS Sports Network (10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT).

“I’m thrilled to be home and very excited to defend my title on Friday in front of all my supporters and the great Chicago fight fans. It’s going to be a special evening as I fight for my 20th career victory,” said Lee, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza School of Business. (continue reading…)

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Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports and Entertainment Returns to Louisville on Thursday, Sept. 28th!

by on Sep.01, 2017, under Boxing News

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WORLD CLASS EVENT!

LOUISVILLE, KY, September 1, 2017 — The Real Deal Boxing, the promotional entity of Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports and Entertainment, will return to the legendary boxing city of Louisville, Kentucky on Thursday, September 28 with an outstanding card of world class fights at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel, it was announced today.

“We said we were committed to building boxing back in Louisville and I hope this shows the fans that we are true to our word,” said co-owner and Hall-of-Famer Evander Holyfield. “There is a lot of undiscovered talent in the city and we will continue to honor the legacy of the great Muhammad Ali by bringing our events to his hometown. I encourage everyone to take part by buying a ticket or purchasing our live-stream on our website.” (continue reading…)

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Ferguson-Ochieng tops mixed fight sports card in Salem, Oregon September 16th

by on Sep.01, 2017, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

Oregon based Rogue Promotions will look to expand on the mixed combat sports series they kicked off in Medford last July, moving north to hold another all-day installment of ‘Arena Wars: Total Kombat’ on Saturday September 16th at the Oregon State Fair and Expo Center in Salem, Oregon, featuring boxing, MMA, and submission only grappling matches on the line-up.

Heading up the boxing portion of the card will be Pacific Northwest prospect Patrick Ferguson (8-0, 8 KOs), squaring off with one of his most experienced opponents to date in fifty fight veteran Raymond Ochieng (26-21-3, 21 KOs) in a six round heavyweight fight. (continue reading…)

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