News: Barrera Khan Weigh-In; Danny O’Connor; Terrance Crawford

Amir Khan and Marco Antonio Barrera will weigh-in for their epic showdown on Friday 13 March in front of the public at the Triangle Shopping Centre in Manchester. Boltan star Khan meets the legendary Mexican Barrera the following night (Saturday 14 March) at the M.E.N Arena in front of 20,000 fans who are expecting an explosive encounter. Khan and Barrara, plus the rest of the action packed card, including Former WBO World Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Maccarinelli and WBO World Super-Featherweight Champion Nicky Cook, will be on the scales at 1pm..

The weigh-in is open to the public and free to attend.
When: Friday 13 March
Where: Triangle Shopping Centre (Lower Ground Level), Exchange Square, Manchester, M4 3TR
Time: 1pm on the scales

Luck of the Irish for Danny O’Connor Fighting Saturday night in Boston

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (March 11, 2009) – No sooner had the announcement been made that the March 16th “Erin Go Brawl II” show in New York City was canceled, Seminole Warriors Boxing informed its prize light welterweight, Danny O’Connor, of his repositioning on a show this Saturday night in Boston.

The National Guard Armory in Dorchester (70 Liberty Ave.) isn’t a long drive for family, friends and fans from Framingham to watch O’Connor (4-0, 1 KO), 2008 U.S. Olympic first alternate, fight live against Charlie Wade (4-7, 1 KO).

O’Connor is coming off of his impressive national television debut January 30, winning a 4-round decision in the opening bout on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights against light welterweight Jamar Saunders (2-1-1, 1 KO) at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

“I was disappointed when I first heard that the show at Madison Square Garden had been canceled,” O’Connor said. “I think every time I’m supposed to fight in New York something happens. This is the second time but I believe everything happens for a reason and this got me in a card in Boston. I’m so happy. It’s amazing. Now everybody from home can come watch me fight live. They wanted me on ESPN my last fight and now they can see me in person. I can’t imagine how I’ll feel when I walk into the ring with everybody there cheering for me.

“My ESPN fight was huge because a lot of people got to watch me fight for the first time. It helped build my fan-base. It was also a step-up against a tough kid. I’m a pro. This is what I do – fight! I turned in a solid performance but I’m also a perfectionist who thinks I can always do better. It was only my fourth pro fight and was another part of my learning process. I leaned a lot last fight and we’ve bee working to improve some things that I’ll bring into this fight in Boston. I want to stay busy and learn something new every fight.”

The 23-year-old O’Connor won last year’s US Future Stars National Championship, in which, he was named Most Outstanding Boxer, as well as the 2008 National Golden Gloves Tournament. The highlight of Danny’s amateur career was defeating eventual 2008 Olympic Gold medalist Felix Diaz, of the Dominican Republic, last May in a USA-Dominican Republic dual meet.

“We were very happy with Danny’s last fight against a legitimate, young fighter,” O’Connor’s head trainer and co-manager David Keefe remarked. “He used his jab very well and showed excellent speed and good overall boxing skills. We’re very happy to have Danny boxing in Boston. We accepted the opportunity right after we learned about the New York showing being canceled. This was our next best choice and we hope Danny will be fighting at Madison Square Garden in the future. When (co-manager) Rob (Valle) and I were looking for a promoter, we had a game plan for Danny to stay busy. We didn’t want only five fights a year. We believe it’s very important for a young, up-and-comer like Danny to fight a lot. It’s been that way since the first day we met Leon (Margules, Executive Director, Seminole Warriors Boxing).”


Omaha, NE (March 11, 2009) Fresh off an outstanding unanimous decision win this past Saturday night in York, Pennsylvania, lightweight prospect Terrance Crawford will head to Cincinnati on Saturday, March 21st, as one of the feature bouts at “3 THE HARD WAY”, an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing at the U.S. Bank Arena, presented by TKO BOXING Promotions and TMAX Events.

“Terrance really impressed in York, it was his second time there and this time fans got a chance to see his full array of world class skills against Travis Hartman in the four round bout. We’ve got big plans for Terrance in 2009 and look forward to his quick return on March 21st in Cincinnati where the fans are in for a real treat” said Chet Koerner, President of TKO BOXING Promotions and creator of the highly regarded “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” national boxing series.

The 21 year old Crawford won a fast paced and aggressive four round decision over Hartman in York this past Saturday, raising his undefeated record to 6-0-0 (3KO’s). He turned pro after an outstanding amateur career in which he was a two time national champion.

Said award winning manager Cameron Dunkin, “The sky is the limit for Terrance. If he stays in gym and continues to develop he can become a world champion.. I want him to stay busy this year and fight often like just like others who became world champions that I’ve handled, Danny Romero, Diego Corrales, Kelly Pavlik and Steven Luevano."

Details of Crawford’s bout in Cincinnati will be announced shortly.

Also featured at “3 THE HARD WAY” is 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist Ricardo Williams Jr., popular Cincinnati native Rashad Holloway, former amateur standout and pro debuting Ron Siler, two time Olympian and amateur phenom Rau’Shee Warren, Detroit middleweight James Countryman and Cincinnati favorites David Long and Jessie Carradine. (Rau'Shee Warren will be fighting as an amateur).

Advance tickets, priced at $82.75, $43.75 and $26.75, for “3 THE HARD WAY” can be purchased online through Ticketmaster at or by phone at 513-562-4949.

The U.S. Bank Arena is located at 100 Broadway St. in Cincinnati , adjacent to the Great American Ball Park . Doors will open on the evening of the event at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm. Further information on the U.S. Bank Arena can be found on their website at

Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions stable includes; heavyweight Lenroy Thomas, super middleweight Joey Gilbert, middleweights Elvin Ayala, Albert Onolunose and James Countryman, junior middleweights Bastie Samir and Anthony Thompson, welterweight Juan Buendia and Raul Tovar, junior welterweights Jonathan Gover, Francisco Contreras and Hastings Bwayla, lightweights Rolando Reyes and Terrance Crawford, featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Delvin Plascencia, Rafael Lora and Maxwell Awaku, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela and Carlos Reyes.

Further information on TKO Boxing Promotions can be viewed at their newly remodeled website,

TC Howard and Max Brunis, highly successful Cincinnati businessmen, formed TMAX Events in 2008 to continuously bring world class professional boxing to area fans. Further information on TMAX Events is available at www.myspace/tmaxevents

Article posted on 11.03.2009

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