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The Cyber Boxing Zone Newswire -- AUGUST 10:2001
ShoBox Books Tacoma
by Katherine Dunn

The Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA and promoter Brian Halquist have inked a couple of interesting agreements according to matchmaker Bob Oleson. First, the Queen agrees to host ten pro boxing shows in 2002. Second, the Casino and Halquist have a contract with the new boxing program on the Showtime network, Sho-Box, for five televised Sho-box events. Oleson says the first of the Sho-Box cards is scheduled for September 29. The deal involves the network bringing in the two main event bouts and local promoter Brian Halquist providing the undercard bouts.

The following results were provided and confirmed by the Washington State Dept. of Licensing and matchmaker Bob Oleson

Saturday, Aug. 4
Emerald Queen Casino
Tacoma, WA

Promoter: Brian Halquist
Matchmaker: Bob Oleson

In a scheduled 10 round cruiserweight main event, Shane Swartz, 178 3/4 lbs of Fort Collins, CO TKOd Ed Dalton, 178 1/2 lbs, of Emmet, ID at 1:05 of the third round. Dalton is on a 30 day suspension to recuperate.

In four round bouts:
Cruisers Michael Sams, 186 lbs, of Washington and Scott lansdon, 185 1/2 lbs, of Baker City, OR ended up with a No Contest decision when the bout was stopped due to an accidental head butt. Lansdon suffered a severe cut and the bout was halted at :22 of the 3rd round.

Manuel Reyes, 145 1/2 lbs, of Othello, WA KOd Jorge Alonso, 145 1/4 lbs, of Portland, OR at 1:08 of the 3rd round. The Washington Department of Licensing gave Alonso a 60 day suspension to recover from the knockout.

Jr welterweight women, Kilisitina Makihele, 140 1/4 lbs, originally of Samoa and now fighting out of Kent, WA won a unanimous decision over Jessica La Pointe, 143 3/4 lbs, of Spanaway, WA.

Neil Stephens, 176 lbs, of Kent, WA won by TKO over Mario Higuera, 172 1/2 lbs, of Forest Grove, OR at 1:21 of the 1st round. Higuera was handed a 30 day medical suspension.

Eduardo Mendivil, 149 3/4 lbs, of Hemet, CA won a split decision over Alphonso "Scooter" meza, 146 1/4 lbs, of Zillah, WA.

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