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Australia’s Carr Faces Gavronksi in Tacoma this Saturday

by on Sep.09, 2016, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra


This Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, Australian super middleweight prospect Jake Carr (11-0, 4 KOs) will take on Tacoma’s own Mike “Imagine Me” Gavronski (20-2-1, 13 KOs), breaking a year long hiatus from the sport in his first foray into the U.S. The bout will serve as the main event of Brian Halquist Productions’ 107th installment of the long-running “Battle at the Boat” series.

Carr, who is originally from Victoria, Australia, recently made the move to the U.S. and currently resides in Los Angeles, working with well known trainer Justin Fortune. In his four years as a pro, the highly touted Australian has racked up eleven straight wins and captured the Australian 168 lbs. championship, defeating Serge Yannik for that title in his fifth pro bout by unanimous decision. He went on to make three successful defenses of the belt. Carr will be looking to shake off a year’s worth of ring rust, having fought his last bout in August of last year, scoring a sixth round TKO win over Togasilimai Letoa. (continue reading…)

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Johnson Stops Gavronksi, Claims NABA Title in Tacoma

by on Nov.11, 2015, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

Photo by Mike Blair

Johnson, at right, attacks Gavronski en route to his stoppage win.

Johnson, at right, attacks Gavronski en route to his stoppage win.

In one of the biggest wins of his career, battle tested journeyman Dashon “Flyboy” Johnson scored an upset win Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, securing a ninth round TKO over local fan-favorite Mike Gavronski and annexing the vacant WBA-NABA US Super Middleweight title in the process.

Headlining Brian Halquist Productions’ 103rd Battle at the Boat, Johnson and Gavronski fought a rematch of a bout held in January of this year in which Gavronski took a unanimous decision win. In the return bout, Johnson overcame Gavronski’s rangy style to claim an assertive victory. (continue reading…)

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Gavronksi Looks for 5th Straight Win at Battle at ‘The Boat 102′

by on Aug.05, 2015, under Boxing News


Gravonski, in action, at left (photo by Mike Blair)

Gravonski, in action, at left (photo by Mike Blair)

 TACOMA, WA, August 4, 2015 – Once again, world-class professional boxing is coming to the Emerald Queen Casino. Brian Halquist Productions is excited to announce Battle at the Boat 102, live from the I-5 showroom on Saturday, August 15th at 7:00PM.

Battle at the Boat 102 will give fight fans the chance to see some of the best up and coming boxers from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Headlining this incredible night of fights will be Tacoma native and Battle at the Boat mainstay Mike “Imagine Me” Gavronski (18-1-1 12KO’s)  taking on top African contender Laatekwei Hammond (21-9 14KO’s) of Worcester, Massachusetts in a 10-round main event.  (continue reading…)

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Mike Gavronski On June 26th ShoBox Card at Little Creek Casino

by on Jun.17, 2015, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra


The Pacific Northwest’s top Super Middleweight prospect Mike Gavronski has been added to the June 26th line-up at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington. Gavronski will be part of the non-televised undercard of the Showtime ShoBox triple header promoted by TGB Promotions.

The card will be headlined by unbeaten Middleweight prospect Dominick Wade (17-0, 12KOs) taking on former IBF Middleweight Champion Sam Soliman (44-12, 1NC, 18KO’s) and is already stacked with a dozen fights featuring a number of boxing’s promising up and comers, but the addition of Gavronski will be of particular interest to local Northwest fight fans. The once beaten Tacoma native has built a following over the past few years and a number of them can be expected to make the short forty-five minute trek from the Seattle-Tacoma area to Shelton to support their fighter.  (continue reading…)

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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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