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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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Showtime Analysts Paulie Malignaggi and Al Bernstein Join Chicago’s Ray Flores on CBS Network Nationally Televised ‘Dome at the Ballpark’ in Rosemont!

by on Aug.31, 2017, under Boxing News

Friday, September 15, 2017

“The Dome at the Ballpark”

Rosemont, Illinois

Mike Lee (photo courtesy of Felix Sanchez/Top Rank)

Mike Lee (photo courtesy of Felix Sanchez/Top Rank)

CHICAGO, August 30, 2017 —  Fresh from calling the Floyd Mayweather – Conor McGregor Mega-Event for SHOWTIME PPV, award winning commentators PAULIE MALIGNAGGI and AL BERNSTEIN will head to Chicago to call the action on CBS Sports Network (10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT) for ROSEMONT RUMBLE: “GOING FOR 20-0” on Friday, September 15, 2017, at “The Dome at the Ballpark” in Rosemont, IL.

ROSEMONT RUMBLE: “GOING FOR 20-0” is headlined by the 10-round main event featuring undefeated and world ranked MIKE LEE, (19-0, 10 KO’s), of Chicago, IL, defending his IBF-USBA Light Heavyweight Title against ANTHONY “The Quiet Storm” QUATTROCCHI, (10-1-1, 5 KO’s), of Follansbee, West Virginia. (continue reading…)

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Third Annual Chicago Boxer’s Reunion on Friday Night!

by on Aug.24, 2017, under Boxing News


MERRIONETTE PARK, IL – This Friday, August 25th, there is a can’t-miss event going on at the Bourbon Street night club in southwest suburban Chicago as the 3rd annual Chicago Boxer’s Reunion will get underway.

This is not a fighters-only event as writers, officials, and mostly the fans themselves are welcome to shake hands, take photos and reminisce with these great fighters who brought their art to the ring so many years ago. (continue reading…)

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Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports and Entertainment Partners with Medical Arts Radiology for Fighter Safety Initiative!

by on Aug.24, 2017, under Boxing News

Evander Holyfield winning a controversial fight with Fres Oquendo in 2006 (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Evander Holyfield after winning his fight with Fres Oquendo in 2006 (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)



NEW YORK CITY, August 23, 2017 – Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports & Entertainment is proud to announce the development of “The Real Deal Medical”, an initiative to revolutionize the standard of care for its athletes and all combat sports.

The Real Deal Medical team will consist of ARP-certified physicians from various specialties to provide the fighters with consistent medical care and maintain a medical history that will be able to track any changes in their physical or mental health.  Through a partnership with Medical Arts Radiology, the Real Deal Medical will monitor the neurocognitive function of the athletes, as well as pre- and post-bout imaging studies to try to prevent any acute or chronic traumatic brain injuries.   (continue reading…)

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