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05/13/2008 Archived Entry: "New York's Finest Headline Historic Event"

New York's Finest Headline Historic Event
Hard Rock Cafe-New York in Times Square to Host Wed. Night Fights on June 11th!

Press Release

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HOLLYWOOD, FL, May 13 – Times Square in New York City. To many, it’s the center of the universe. That may be open to debate, but what isn’t is that on Wednesday, June 11th, Hard Rock Cafe New York in the heart of Times Square will be the center of the boxing universe when Seminole Warriors Boxing and Gotham Boxing present the first boxing show ever in this renowned venue.

Headlining the card, which will be aired live on ESPN2’s Wednesday Night Fights beginning at 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT, will be separate bouts featuring two of New York’s hottest products, junior middleweight contender Sechew Powell as he faces Deandre Latimore who is 18-1 (15 KO’s), and rising middleweight star Peter ‘Kid Chocolate’ Quillin.

Tickets for this once in a lifetime event are limited to just 500, and will include food and soft drinks. To purchase these limited tickets, priced at $300, please call Seminole Warriors Boxing at (954) 985-1155 or Gotham Boxing at (212) 755-1944.

A National Golden Gloves Champion in 2000 and a United States Amateur Champion in 2001, Brooklyn’s Sechew ‘The Iron Horse’ Powell (23-1, 14 KOs ) has been destined to achieve great things in the fight game. Winner of 23 out of 24 pro bouts, with his only loss coming at the hands of former world champion Kassim Ouma in 2006, Powell is currently the number one ranked IBF contender at 154 pounds, and the owner of wins over Grady Brewer, Cornelius Bundrage, Robert Frazier, Ishe Smith, and Terrance Cauthen, making him one of the brightest young stars in the game today.

A Grand Rapids native who now proudly calls New York City his home, middleweight Peter ‘Kid Chocolate’ Quillin (18-0, 14 KOs) has garnered plenty of attention for his habit of throwing chocolate candy kisses to the crowd after his victories, but he’s also struck fear into opponents for his habit of knocking people out with frightening efficiency. A pro since 2005, Quillin has been getting better with each fight, and most recently he scored the biggest win of his pro career as he took a dominant ten round decision over former world title challenger Antwun Echols on April 16th.

Opponents for Quillin, as well as a high-impact undercard, will be announced shortly.

About Hard Rock International

With 127 high-energy Hard Rock Cafes and nine Hotels/Casinos in 48 countries, Hard Rock International is one of the world’s most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya and Bali. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Macau and Penang, both scheduled to open in 2009; Palm Springs, Atlanta and! Panama, scheduled to open in 2010; and Dubai, scheduled to open in 2011. Hard Rock Park, located in Myrtle Beach, is the world’s first rock ‘n’ roll theme park. Hard Rock International, Inc. is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For more information on Hard Rock, visit

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