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Lee Halts Walker, Novikov Outpoints Perez at UIC

by on Sep.18, 2010, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon at ringside
Photos by Belle

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CHICAGO, September 17, 2010 – An estimated 2,000 fans cheered.  Tonight, Ireland by way of Detroit, Michigan’s Andy Lee (162 lbs., 22-1, 16 KO’s) showed flashes of brilliance and took another step closer to the upper echelons of boxing, as he halted Chicago’s rugged Michael “The Midnight Stalker” Walker (19-4-2, 12 KO’s) at the UIC Pavilion.    

Wearing the red Kronk boxing trunks trimmed in gold and trained by the Kronk legendary trainer, Emmanuel Stewart – the one who seems to specialize in redeeming taller, standup European boxers like Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko – Lee towered over the ebony hued Walker who stalked around the ring in white with black trim, sporting the initials “OIM” (One in a Million Boxing of Merrillville, Indiana).   (continue reading…)

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Ticket Alert: Windy City Fight Night 12 Marches into UIC Pavilion on Friday, September 17th

by on Aug.24, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

CHICAGO, IL,  August 24, 2010 — 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, has announced details of WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 12, a sensational night of action packed, world class professional boxing set for Friday, September 17th at the UIC Pavilion.

Advance tickets for WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 12, starting at $31 are available through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com), the UIC Pavilion Box Office (312-413-5740) and the 8 Count Productions’ Office (312-226-5800).

Headlining WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 12 is a ten round middleweight shootout between Ireland’s Andy Lee and Chicago’s Michael Walker. (continue reading…)

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Weigh-In Set for ‘The Reckoning’ at the Hammond Civic Center

by on May.04, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

reckoningposterMERRILLVILLE, IN, May 4, 2010 – With “The Reckoning” upon us we are just three days away from the next installment of the One In A Million Boxing: Fight Night Series. Fight fans will have one last chance to meet all the fighters set for the event on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at the One In A Million Boxing Gym in Merrillville, IN. Weigh-Ins will start at 6:00PM at 8789 Louisiana St., Suite B, Merrillville, IN 46410.

With One In A Million Boxing, Inc. President/CEO Tyree Ortiz returning to the ring to fight on May 7th it should be an electric evening at the weigh-in. “It has been along time coming to get back into the ring and I can’t wait to get back in. Since it has been such a long layoff, I thought it would be a great time to have our gym members and fans get to watch the weigh-ins right here from our home facility in Indiana. I invite everyone who can make it out to the event to come join in on the excitement of the show.” (continue reading…)

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Full Card Set for “The Reckoning” at the Hammond Civic Center

by on Apr.07, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

reckoningposterMERRILLVILLE, IN, April 7, 2010 – In business you find owners knowing and filling in every aspect of their company. For One In A Million Boxing, Inc. President/CEO Tyree Ortiz, he looks to do the same in a very brutal business. On May 7th the soft spoken and friendly Ortiz will change hats once again and step back in the ring where it all started for him just a year ago at the Hammond Civic Center.

After the untimely passing of One In A Million, Inc. President/CEO Octavius C. James, Ortiz decided to hang up his gloves and continue the legacy of boxing that James had brought back to Northwest Indiana. When asked about his decision to leave the ring and run One In A Million Boxing, Inc. Ortiz said, “It was a very difficult, but at the same time a very easy decision for me. Boxing has been a passion of mine since a young age. I have trained and studied the sport for the last 15 years, but only because of Octavius was I able to fulfill my real dream and compete in the sport. Octavius was my mentor, my big brother, and my best friend. He selflessly gave me and so many others a chance to reach our dreams, so though leaving the actual fighting was the hardest thing I had to do, to keep his dream and vision alive was and always will be well worth it to me.” (continue reading…)

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