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Gavronski Destroys Carr in Six

by on Sep.12, 2016, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

Photos by Mike Blair

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Mike “Image Me” Gavronski (21-2-1, 14 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over previously unbeaten Australian Jake Carr (11-1, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in his hometown of Tacoma, Washington, rebounding in devastating fashion from only his second career loss. In the super middleweight main event of Brian Halquist Productions’ Battle at the Boat 107, Gavronski dropped Carr with a devastating right-left combo in the sixth and forced the stoppage moments later with a barrage of unanswered right hands.

Gavronski, who had not fought since his loss to Dashon Johnson for the WBA-NABA US 168 lbs. title last November, set the tempo early, working his jab from range and following up with occasional right hands. Carr did his best to cut the distance in the early rounds, but Gavronski remained disciplined, boxing well and gradually increasing his output as the fight went on. (continue reading…)

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Australia’s Carr Faces Gavronksi in Tacoma this Saturday

by on Sep.09, 2016, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra


This Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, Australian super middleweight prospect Jake Carr (11-0, 4 KOs) will take on Tacoma’s own Mike “Imagine Me” Gavronski (20-2-1, 13 KOs), breaking a year long hiatus from the sport in his first foray into the U.S. The bout will serve as the main event of Brian Halquist Productions’ 107th installment of the long-running “Battle at the Boat” series.

Carr, who is originally from Victoria, Australia, recently made the move to the U.S. and currently resides in Los Angeles, working with well known trainer Justin Fortune. In his four years as a pro, the highly touted Australian has racked up eleven straight wins and captured the Australian 168 lbs. championship, defeating Serge Yannik for that title in his fifth pro bout by unanimous decision. He went on to make three successful defenses of the belt. Carr will be looking to shake off a year’s worth of ring rust, having fought his last bout in August of last year, scoring a sixth round TKO win over Togasilimai Letoa. (continue reading…)

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Johnson Stops Gavronksi, Claims NABA Title in Tacoma

by on Nov.11, 2015, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

Photo by Mike Blair

Johnson, at right, attacks Gavronski en route to his stoppage win.

Johnson, at right, attacks Gavronski en route to his stoppage win.

In one of the biggest wins of his career, battle tested journeyman Dashon “Flyboy” Johnson scored an upset win Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, securing a ninth round TKO over local fan-favorite Mike Gavronski and annexing the vacant WBA-NABA US Super Middleweight title in the process.

Headlining Brian Halquist Productions’ 103rd Battle at the Boat, Johnson and Gavronski fought a rematch of a bout held in January of this year in which Gavronski took a unanimous decision win. In the return bout, Johnson overcame Gavronski’s rangy style to claim an assertive victory. (continue reading…)

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Gavronksi Looks for 5th Straight Win at Battle at ‘The Boat 102′

by on Aug.05, 2015, under Boxing News


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

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

 TACOMA, WA, August 4, 2015 – Once again, world-class professional boxing is coming to the Emerald Queen Casino. Brian Halquist Productions is excited to announce Battle at the Boat 102, live from the I-5 showroom on Saturday, August 15th at 7:00PM.

Battle at the Boat 102 will give fight fans the chance to see some of the best up and coming boxers from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Headlining this incredible night of fights will be Tacoma native and Battle at the Boat mainstay Mike “Imagine Me” Gavronski (18-1-1 12KO’s)  taking on top African contender Laatekwei Hammond (21-9 14KO’s) of Worcester, Massachusetts in a 10-round main event.  (continue reading…)

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Mike Gavronski On June 26th ShoBox Card at Little Creek Casino

by on Jun.17, 2015, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra


The Pacific Northwest’s top Super Middleweight prospect Mike Gavronski has been added to the June 26th line-up at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington. Gavronski will be part of the non-televised undercard of the Showtime ShoBox triple header promoted by TGB Promotions.

The card will be headlined by unbeaten Middleweight prospect Dominick Wade (17-0, 12KOs) taking on former IBF Middleweight Champion Sam Soliman (44-12, 1NC, 18KO’s) and is already stacked with a dozen fights featuring a number of boxing’s promising up and comers, but the addition of Gavronski will be of particular interest to local Northwest fight fans. The once beaten Tacoma native has built a following over the past few years and a number of them can be expected to make the short forty-five minute trek from the Seattle-Tacoma area to Shelton to support their fighter.  (continue reading…)

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