MERRILLVILLE, IN, January 26, 2010 — After a year of her greatest joys and sorrows Mary McGee definitely had an unforgettable 2009, starting last year with two big victories, her first in devastating fashion over the game Jessica Mohs in February. McGee then set her sights on Kristy “Rose” Follmar for the WBC International Championship, which was held at the Hammond Civic Center in April of last year. McGee followed her victory over Mohs with ten of the most nonstop action packed rounds of boxing seen in the State of Indiana where McGee was again victorious with a majority decision over Follmar.
Improving to an undefeated record of (17-0) with her win over Kristy Follmar and winning the WBC World Championship, McGee found herself on an unstoppable path in the ring, headed towards becoming an all time great in the World of Women’s Boxing. But for a young lady who had overcome so many obstacles to finally reach this pinnacle and find stability in an unstable life, greater obstacles lay directly ahead.
Tragedy struck McGee first with the untimely loss of her brother in June followed by another untimely loss as McGee’s ring mentor and Promoter Octavius C. James suddenly passed away in July of last year. With such heavy tragedy McGee put her boxing career on the side and had to reevaluate her future in boxing.
After 10 months, the longest layoff of McGee’s career, she makes her return to the ring in Championship fashion. “Octavius has created a path a for me, he had paved the way this far and has taught me how to continue the work on my own, so no matter how hard it is, I will finish the work we started together,” McGee said. “Merciless” Mary McGee will do just that as she returns on February 26th to the Hammond Civic Center to meet her toughest opposition to date in WBC International Lightweight Champion Brooke “No Mercy” Dierdorff.
McGee (left) will face Dierdorff (right) on February 26th at the Hammond Civic Center.
“Brooke is a tremendous opponent!” said McGee, “When I spoke with the One In A Million Boxing Team, I told them I want to come back in Championship Fashion.” For those who do not remember Brooke Dierdorff, she was the young lady who came and upset Mia St. John at the Star Plaza Theatre nearly two years ago. “Let’s look at statistics,” said McGee, “Kristy Follmar loses a decision to Mia St. John when they met and look what kind of fight we had together. Brooke Dierdorff has beaten Mia St. John, not once, but twice, so imagine what kind of fight there will be on February 26th!”
The return of “Merciless” Mary McGee is just one of the high action packed fights lined up for February 26th. In the Main Event, Michael “Midnight Stalker” Walker and Derrick “Superman” Findley will square off for a Middleweight Title Showdown. Angel Hernandez is set for a Title Showdown for an opponent TBA. Josh Crouch will face “The Mexican Connection” Juan Aguilar. Also scheduled to fight are “Marvelous” Shay Mobley vs. Darnell Wilson, Ed Ochoa, David Martin III, and Meegal Harper.
V.I.P. hot seat events will also being taking place weeks prior to the event at five designated bars and restaurants with opportunity to win two VIP Table tickets for this extravagant night of fighting with the Miller Lite girls as the hosts with these locations and dates soon to be named.
Tickets for “Fight Night 2010″ are on sale now and can be purchased at VIP Table Seat – $100,
Ringside Table Seat – $50, and General Admission – $30. Tickets can be purchased at www.oneinamillionboxing.com The Hammond Civic Center Box Office, or by calling (866) 438-7372.
The Hammond Civic Center is located at 5825 Sohl Ave., Hammond, IN. Doors open at 7 p.m. The first bout is scheduled at 8 p.m. and for more ticket information or fight night events please visit us at our knockout website and leave us some feedback: www.oneinamillionboxing.com. Or by calling (866) 438-7372. Tickets for this phenomenal night of boxing are guaranteed to go fast so make sure to get yours now.