|The Cyber Boxing Zone Newswire -- APRIL 8:2001|
Saturday at The Emerald Queen|
By Katherine Dunn
Middleweight Kenny Ellis of Tacoma, Wa was moving along nicely there for a while in the 1990s against unremarkable opposition. Then, in March of '98 he took a big step up and got stopped in the 9th round by Bronco McKart . Ellis took off for a year to reconsider and then started making a herky-jerky comeback with uneven results. In the year 2000 Ellis decisioned Ron Pasek in ten, lost a ten to Santiago Samaniego, and was TKO'd in 3 by Darrell Woods.
Now, back home in Tacoma, the 31 year-old Ellis (23-3-2, 14 KO's) is scheduled for a ten round main event against another Northwest fighter with a yo-yo career, Tim Shocks of Seattle. The owner of something called the Canadian-American-Mexican super middleweight championship, Shocks is a 30 year old, with a record of 21-9-1, 14 Ko's and an erratic style.
The pair face off in a super middleweight match at the glossy Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA on Saturday night, in a show promoted by Brian Halquist, with Bob Oleson making the matches.
Also on this card:
In a six round heavyweight match, daring Cody Gray 95-0, 5KO's) of Tacoma steps in with veteran Shane Sutcliffe (22-11-1, 12 KO's) of Vancouver, B.C.
Six rounds, light heavyweight, Mark Woolnaugh (4-1-1) of Surrey, British Colombia tackles Nathaniel "Tex" Miles (5-15) of Tacoma.
In four round bouts:
Super middleweight Billy Kirwan of Portland, OR meets Lewis Sargeant of Vancouver, B.C.
Featherweight women, Laramie Hinostroza (2-0) of Portland via Kansas City vs Carla Wilcox of Tacoma.
Light heavyweight debuts, Mario Armando Higuera Gomez of Forest Grove, OR vs Joseph Vannett.
Welterweihts, Paul M. Pendo of Eugene, OR vs Amaury Bandera-Tissert of Forest Grove, OR.
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