By: Jim Amato:
For Tony ” Tyger ” Hanshaw it could very well be ” Showtime “! The undefeated prospect from Mansfield, Ohio has been entered into Showtime’s eight men super middleweight tourney. Tony fights August 4th against Mexican champion Esteban Camou who sports an 18-1 record with eleven knockouts. The winner of the tourney will probably land a lucrative shot against a top contender.
Hanshaw lost by one point to current world’s middleweight champion Jermain Taylor in the 2000 Olympic Trials. He is 19-0 with 13 KO’s as a professional but layoffs have held in back in progressing to contender status. Tony does hold a win over ranked contender Kingsley Ikele.
With fellow unbeaten Ohioan Kelly Pavlik nearing a title shot, Tony has a lot of ground to make up. this tourney can literally jump start his career. Also involved in the tourney are; Jean Paul Mendy of France, Sakio Bika of Australia, Jose Luis Herrera of Columbia, Henry Buchanan of Maryland, Lucas Arias of Costa Rica and Toledo, Ohio’s Dallas Vargas.
It should be interesting.