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Gavronski Defeats Journeyman Johnson, Green Impresses at Battle at the Boat 99 at the Emerald Queen Casino

by on Jan.11, 2015, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

Photos by Mike Blair

Gavronski fires his right.

Gavronski fires his right.


The Battle at the Boat series at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington has remained a staple of northwest boxing for close to two decades now, holding steady as the most consistent show in the Pacific Northwest. As it closes in on it’s monumental 100th show, the series continues to bring great fights to the savvy northwest fight crowds and remains one of the longest running series of boxing shows in the country. This past Friday Brian Halquist Productions presented it’s 99th installment of the series to a sold out crowd, featuring some of the best talent in the area in well-matched, entertaining fights.

In the ten round main event the region’s top Super Middleweight hopeful Mike Gavronski added his second consecutive win since losing for the first time last July with a unanimous decision win over late sub Dashon Johnson. Gavronksi was originally scheduled to face crafty Californian prospect Louis Rose, but with just one week to go for the bout, Rose pulled out, leaving Gavronksi without an opponent. Luckily Johnson, who is a much better fighter than his record would suggest, never shies away from a challenge, and quickly jumped at the opportunity to face the tall and rangy Tacoma native. Thankfully for fans, he took the fight as they were treated to an entertaining ten rounds between two solid professionals. (continue reading…)

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Gavronski Defeats Ibarra at the Emerald Queen Casino

by on Nov.17, 2014, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

Photos by Mike Blair


Gravonski, at right, throws the right.

Gravonski, at right, throws the right.

TACOMA, WA — The career of the once highly touted Northwest prospect Mike Gavronksi got back on track this past Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. Fighting in front of his hometown fans, Gavronksi, who suffered his first loss last July to Tureano Johnson on ESPN, claimed a close ten round unanimous decision victory over Gerardo Ibarra.

Much was riding on the fight for both fighters. Like Gavronski, Ibarra was also once a highly regarded prospect who was trying to rebound after suffering his first career loss. Crossroads fights make for great match-ups and this was no exception with both fighters giving a great effort and delivering an exciting fight. The match-up was the main event of Brian Halquist Production’s 98th installment of the long-running Battle at the Boat series. (continue reading…)

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Heavy-Handed KO Artist Marcelino Pineda to Face Golden Gloves Champ, Will Hughes, in Saturday’s ‘Battle of the Boat’ at Emeral Queen Casino!

by on Nov.14, 2014, under Boxing News

Undefeated Marcelino Pineda Signs with Halquist Productions




TACOMA, WA — Brian Halquist Productions is proud to announce the signing of the fast rising welterweight knockout artist, Marcelino Pineda (4-0, 4 KOs). Northwest boxing fans are in for a treat as the heavy handed Pineda is expected to be a regular showcase at upcoming Battle at the Boat events at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA to continue his very promising professional boxing career.

Local fight fans have already gotten a glimpse of Pineda‚Äôs exciting fighting style, appearing at the Emerald Queen Casino for all four of his professional fights and walking away with early knockouts in everyone. Pineda is already scheduled to make his first appearance since signing with Halquist Productions, fighting on the upcoming Battle at the Boat 98 card on November 15th. He will be taking on four time Tacoma Golden Gloves champion, Will Hughes. (continue reading…)

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