McKart vs. Medina on April 28th
Universal Boxing Organization™ World Middleweight Champion Bronco “Superman” McKart (53-9-1, 32 KOs) is set to defend his title on April 28 at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio against streaking Mexican Jose “Stinger” Medina (17-9-1, 7 KOs).
Article posted on 03.04.2012
The fight, which was officially announced at a press conference in Toledo this past Friday, will headline a massive card promoted by Turner Boxing Productions in association with living legend Thomas “Hitman” Hearns and Knockout Entertainment.
A donation of at least $10.000 will be given to a charity called Mikies Minutes™, a program that connects US soldiers serving in the field with loved ones at home, and 570 free seats will be available to US Military, both active and disabled. The card will also serve as a fundraiser for the Toledo Police Athletic league and area boxing clubs.
Bronco McKart won the UBO world title in his last fight when he stopped Michi Munoz on seven rounds in his hometown of Monroe, Michigan, and is a former World Boxing Organization (WBO) and IBA World Champion. He will be in for a big challenge against Medina, who is undefeated in his last six fights.
Jose Medina, born in Guadalajara but now fighting out of Tilton, New Hampshire, emerged as a top class contender in 2011 by beating the likes of Isaac Rodrigues (17-1), Markus Williams (7-1) and Chris Fitzpatrick (14-0), as well as drawing with former WBA World Champion Joachim Alcine (32-2).
A former undefeated CAM (Canadian American Mexican) titlist, 28-year-old Medina will be going for his first world title on April 28. Thirteen years older at 41, McKart will be in his eighth World Championship fight, so it will be a classic youth vs. experience encounter.
Tickets for the Bronco McKart vs. Jose Medina UBO World Middleweight title fight on April 28 at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio are available via www.ticketmaster.com
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Prospect Boxing: Iain Butcher signs 3 year deal with Frank Maloney Promotions
Scotland’s fast growing Prospect Boxing Management are delighted to announce that they have joined forces with Frank Maloney Promotions, to further the career of Motherwell's flyweight boxing starlet, Iain Butcher (3-0) who today singed a deal with the Kent based promoters.
Ex professional boxing referee and head of Prospect Boxing Paul Graham was quoted when he signed Butcher as saying that “He felt like a provincial football club securing the services of David Beckham” as most of the big promoters in British boxing had approached Iain Butcher and were looking to sign him to there stable's
After completing the agreement with Frank Maloney, Graham gleamed “Iain has had a great start to his career,but now with Frank (Maloney) on side, I am sure that it wont be long before Scotland has It’s next world flyweight champion joining the salubrious roll of honour along side Benny Lynch, Walter McGowan, Pat Clinton and Paul Weir.”
Maloney,who also has an impressive track record in dealing with the smaller weight divisions enthused “I had heard a lot about young Butcher, he’s making waves after only his third contest and I am looking to build on previous fights and build him into a title contender”
“He will have his first contest (and fourth professional fight) on the under card of the Price v Sexton British heavyweight title fight on 19th May at Aintree race course,in Liverpool. The card is already jam packed with 6 title fights, so to add Iain to the under card shows how highly I rate him. After that fight we will then will sit down and discuss the next move ”
He adds “I have a great affinity with Scotland and it’s boxers and we hope to run shows with Iain Butcher headlining some time in the not so distant future and keep him busy as we look to make him into a champion”
More details on Iain Butcher can be found on www.Facebook.com/ProspectBoxing and @ProspectBoxing on Twitter.
April 14 Hartford card off
HARTFORD (April 2, 2012) -- "Steppin' Out," a professional boxing card scheduled April 14 at the Connecticut Convention Center, has been cancelled.
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