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Gavronski faces Vera September 9th at Battle at the Boat 112

by on Sep.01, 2017, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

Gravonski, in previous action, at left (photo by Mike Blair)

Gravonski, in previous action, at left (photo by Mike Blair)

An intriguing super middleweight fight tops the 112th edition of Brian Halquist Productions’ long running ‘Battle at the Boat’ series at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington on September 9th. Popular local prospect Mike “Imagine Me” Gavronski (23-2-1, 14 KOs) will take on one of his most accomplished opponents to date as he squares off with battle-tested former WBO-NABO middleweight champion Brian Vera (26-11, 16 KOs) in a ten round match-up.

Gavronski is currently riding a three-fight win streak, notching victories over formerly unbeaten Australian prospect Jake Carr (TKO 6), tough Ghanaian Thomas Awimbono (UD 10), and in his most recent fight, taking a ten round unanimous decision victory over the cagey Quinton Rankin last June. (continue reading…)

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Heavyweight Contender Fres Oquendo’s Asking for Help with the Passing of Nephew, Henry Oquendo Jr.

by on Sep.01, 2017, under Boxing News

Oquendo (right) lands a right to the chin in his disputed decsion loss to Evander Holyfield in November 2006 (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Oquendo, seen here at right landing a right to the chin of Evander Holyfield in November 2006, is mourning the loss of his nephew, Henry Oquendo, Jr. (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

CHICAGO — Longtime heavyweight contender, “Fast” Fres Oquendo recently suffered tragic loss when his beloved nephew, Henry Oquendo, passed.   To help defray funeral costs, he setup a “Go Fund Me” page.
Oquendo writes:
“It is our deepest regret for the loss of my nephew Henry Oquendo Jr.  We have been hit with this tragic and unfortunate news of his passing.  He was a wonderful son and older brother, very protective over his sibilings. His angelic voice and warm personality touched many. He loved music, skate boarding, art, boxing, and his family.  He envisioned going back to school and beginning his career. This news has hit home very hard. We Thank You for your kind support during this difficult time.  All proceeds go to fund Henry’s funeral expenses.”  (continue reading…)
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