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Gavronski Scores Decisive Win Over Hendrix at the Emerald Queen

by on Jun.01, 2015, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

Photos by Mike Blair


Gravonski, at right, lands his left hook.

Gavronski, at right, lands his left hook.


The Pacific Northwest’s top Super Middleweight hopeful continued his career resurgence last Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington with an impressive win over a durable opponent. Headlining Brian Halquist Production’s Battle at the Boat 101, Mike Gavronski scored a ninth round TKO of over Los Angeles’ Tyrel Hendrix. The two had fought once before, battling to a draw in a closely contested affair that was televised on ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights. Gavronski left no doubt this time, punctuating the rivalry with a vicious barrage.

From the outset Gavronski (18-1-1 12KO’s 166.5 lbs.) set out to impose his range and quickly did so with stiff jabs and lateral movement, taking early control of the fight. Throughout the first two rounds he effectively worked off his jab and unloaded with precise combinations while avoiding his opponent’s retaliatory swings, racking up points while taking little in return. (continue reading…)

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Northwest Talent Highlights Saturday’s Battle at the Boat 101 in Tacoma, WA

by on May.29, 2015, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

Battle at the Boat 101 Poster

This Saturday’s Battle at the Boat 101 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington is being met with quite a level of anticipation from Pacific Northwest fight fans. Tickets are reportedly going fast and with good reason; Brian Halquist and his Halquist Productions team have lined up one of the most intriguing cards in recent memory with six well-matched fights featuring some of the best fighters in the region. This year has already been a successful one for Halquist with two exciting  shows that drew increasingly larger crowd and early indications are that this one may top both.

In the main event, Tacoma’s own Michael Gavronski (17-1-1 11KO’s) will look to continue his climb back up the 168 lbs. ladder and claim a victory over former rival Tyrell Hendrix (11-6-2 4KO’s) of Los Angeles, California. The two fought to a draw back in April of 2011 in a closely contested four round bout televised on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights. Now, three years removed from their first encounter and both with much more experience at a higher level of competition, they will meet in a ten round super middleweight fight to settle any argument as to who is the better fighter. (continue reading…)

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Gavronksi Knocks Out Louishomme at ‘Battle at the Boat 100′!

by on Mar.30, 2015, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

Photos by Mike Blair

Gavronski lands his right.

Gavronski lands his right.


TACOMA, WA — Brian Halquist Productions celebrated their milestone 100th Battle at the Boat this past Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino. The long running series has remained the premier venue for boxing in the Pacific Northwest for nearly two decades and continues to give fans some of the best fights featuring local talent and national stars. For this monumental 100th edition, promoter Brian Halquist and match-maker Andy Nance lined up six well-matched, exciting fights that featured some of the best prospects in the region. In the main event, the very popular Mike Gavronksi returned for his third consecutive headline bout at the venue and claimed a hard-fought seventh round TKO over the quick and crafty Maurice Louishomme in a highly entertaining fight.

At the outset Gavronksi (17-1-1 11KOs 162.5 lbs.), who usually employs a tactical approach early in his fights, came right at his opponent, firing off hard power punches and landing with some hellacious one-twos. He was clearly thinking knockout as he pressed vigorously, letting his hands go with shots from all angles. Louishomme (8-2-1 4 KOs 159 lbs.) was at first put on the defensive, but as the first round came to a close he was responding with some heavy leather of his own, making for a some intense exchanges. (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’s 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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