UNDEFEATED HEAVYWEIGHT THOMPSON VS. WILLIS – BATTLE AT THE BOAT 84; Mitchell-Ibragimov on Khan-Peterson undercard on 12/10
TACOMA, WA - Thompson puts undefeated record on the line against Former Amateur National Champion
Article posted on 04.11.2011
(Tacoma) Undefeated heavyweight prospect “Vicious” Vincent Thompson (9-0-0, 2 KOs) puts his undefeated record on the line against Jonte “Rock Steady” Willis (8-1-1, 3 KOs) at the 84th installment of the “Battle at the Boat” professional boxing series Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Emerald Queen Casino. Doors open at 6 pm. First fight is scheduled for 7 pm. Thompson is coming off an 8 round fight against Japans NO. 1 heavyweight Masataka Takehara (6-4-3, 2 KOs) in August. Willis just defeated journeyman Gary Gomez (19-11-2) last March. Both fighters are coming off solid wins.
Both fighters hail from the Pacific Northwest and are considered the two best local prospects in the heavyweight division. Thompson, in facing Willis, is facing the second National champion in his professional career. He beat former National Golden Glove Champion Charles Ellis by U. D. on November 13, 2010.
“This fight is huge for the Pacific Northwest” said promoter Brian Halquist. “It’s not very often that we can present 2 local heavyweight prospects as a main event. The proof is in the ticket sales – we are almost sold out!” he continued.
Thompson is known for his incredible speed and punching accuracy and he has compiled an undefeated record which is on the line against Willis.
Willis lost in front of the EQC crowd in June 4th, 2011 to Shane Andreesen (10-3-0). Willis won every round on the judges score card before being KO’d by the tough Shane Andreesen.
“A lot is on the line for both fighters” Halquist said. “Willis can’t afford another loss at this point in his career. Thompson obviously doesn’t want a loss and a win in this fight gets him closer to much bigger things.”
Thompson signed with Halquist Productions a year ago and has impressed many boxing insiders. In July, Thompson was invited to Russia by ESPN boxing analyst Teddy Roach who trains Alexander Povetkin. Prior to his WBA world heavyweight title fight against Ruslan Chagaev. Povetkin won the heavyweight title and Thompson won the respect of everyone in the training camp.
“Vincent has all the tools to rise in the heavyweight division,” Halquist said. “This is an exciting fight for Northwest boxing fans.”
The undercard features Sylvester “Doc” Barron (4-1-0, 1 KO) against tough Riverside, California heavyweight Everado Garcia (1-0-0, 1 KO) in the 5 round semi-main event.
A couple of Oregon fighters are sure to be a crowd pleaser when Springfield’s Corben Page (3-2-0) laces up against Corvallis native Alonso Brambila (Pro-Debut). Page suffered a defeat by Brambila in the amateurs and is looking to avenge that loss. Canada amateur champion Dave Petryck (2-2-1) fights EQC crowd favorite Randall Corpus (1-1-0) in a 4 round contest.
Vincent Thompson (9-0-0) vs. Jonte Willis (8-1-1, 3 KOs)
Sylvester Barron (4-1-0) vs. Everado Garcia (1-0-0)
Corben Page (3-2-0) vs. Alonso Brambila (Pro-Debut)
Randell Corpus (1-1-0) vs. Dave Petryck (2-2-1)
Adrian Herrmann (2-2-0) vs. Ronald Simmons (3-4-0)
Mike Joy (Pro-Debut) vs. Ralph Prescott (1-5-0)
First fight on the card will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25, $45, and $100 and are available at the Emerald Queen Casino box office 1-888-831-7655 and at all Ticketmaster outlets.
For more information please visit www.Halquistproductions.com
Tickets are available at the Emerald Queen Casino Box office 1-888-831-7655 and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Or online at www.ticketmaster.com
Ticket Prices: *$100 - $45 - $25
Get up to date information at: www.Halquistproductions.com
For more information or fighter interviews contact event coordinator Marin McCauley at (253)-486-2141
*Includes VIP Party 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Bridge Night Club.
ABOUT BATTLE AT THE BOAT EVENT
What: Battle at the Boat 84
Where: Emerald Queen Casino’s I-5 Showroom
When: November 5th, 2011
Time: Event starts at 7:00 P.M. Doors open at 6:00 P.M.
Seth Mitchell vs. Timur Ibragimov on Khan-Peterson undercard on December 10th
Washington, DC (November 4). "Capital Showdown: Khan vs. Peterson" just got more exciting with the announcement that undefeated American heavyweight Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell will make his HBO debut against tough contender Timur Ibragimov in the co-featured bout to the Unified Super Lightweight World Championship between champion Amir "King" Khan and No. 1-rated IBF Contender and Washington, DC's own Lamont Peterson. The event, which marks the return of big time boxing to the nation's capital, is set to take place Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and will be televised live on HBO's World Championship Boxing.
"I'm definitely excited to be fighting back at home in front of my fans and on a big stage as the co-main event on HBO," said Mitchell. "Ibragimov is my toughest opponent yet on paper, as far as his record and the quality of opposition that he has faced. I'm looking forward to a great fight and I'm sure that Ibragimov will come to the fight prepared. Come December 10, I will be mentally and physically prepared as well. I am expecting the fight to be tough, but at the same time, I plan on coming out victorious."
"I'm working extremely hard for this fight," said Ibragimov. "I have seen Seth Mitchell fight and I know he's a good prospect, but I'm too experienced for him."
"This fight is a true test for Seth Mitchell," said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "He is fighting on HBO against a 'take-no-prisoners' power puncher. I have no doubt that this is Seth Mitchell's time to shine and I can't wait to see him take on Ibragimov on December 10 and continue his rise as the next great American heavyweight."
A native of Brandywine, Maryland, heavyweight contender Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell (23-0-1, 17 KO's) has proven he is the jolt of energy the division has been looking for. Since his last bout in the area in April of 2010 (a third round technical knockout of Ryan Thompson), the 29-year-old former Michigan State University standout linebacker has gone from prospect to contender, winning seven bouts in a row, all by knockout. In 2011 alone, Charles Davis (second round technical knockout), Evans Quinn (first round knockout) and Hector Ferreyro (third round technical knockout) have all tasted defeat at Mitchell's hands, and he expects to make another statement on December 10.
Winner of nine of his last ten bouts, Tashkent, Uzbekistan's Timur Ibragimov (30-3-1, 16 KO's) is a 1996 Olympian for the Uzbek team who is in the midst of a quest for a world championship. He knows that a win over the undefeated young star Mitchell will move him even closer to that goal. An 11-year professional who has faced former World Champions Oliver McCall, Al Cole and Jean-Marc Mormeck, the 36-year-old is confident that he has the experience, style and determination to issue the highly-touted Mitchell his first defeat.
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"Capital Showdown: Khan vs. Peterson," a 12-round Unified Super Lightweight World Title Fight for Khan's World Boxing Association (WBA) World Super Championship and International Boxing Federation (IBF) World Championship taking place on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Khan Promotions and sponsored by CervezaTecate, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. The HBO World Championship Boxing telecast begins at 9:45 p.m. ET/6:45 p.m. PT.
Tickets, priced at $300, $150, $75, $50 and $25, are available for purchase through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets for fans traveling from the United Kingdom are available for purchase online at www.sportscorporation.comor by calling +44 (0)845 163 0845.
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