CINCINNATI, OH–The city of Cincinnati, Ohio has a rich boxing history. From Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor to former heavyweight champions Ezzard Charles and Tony “TNT” Tubbs, pugilism is deeply ingrained in the Cincinnati cloth.
On Saturday, August 30 that culture welcomes it’s next wave of boxing when Lamon Brewster’s Relentless Events in conjunction with Colin Bates’ CBelieve & Andrew Williams’ R & R Promotions presents “The Return” at Cincinnati Gardens. The show will be the initial venture for Relentless Events and promises thrills and entertainment for all in attendance.
In the 12-round main event, former Heavyweight champion “Relentless” Lamon Brewster, 33-4 (29 KO), will take the first step towards regaining his crown against an opponent to be named with the vacant North American Boxing Association heavyweight title on the line.
Always among the sport’s most compelling and entertaining figures, Brewster hopes to build on his fierce reputation which peaked with the fifth-round knockout of current heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2004. During his two-year reign as champion Brewster defended the heavyweight title three times, including knockout wins over Andrew Golata and Luan Krasniqi.
“One of the reasons I wanted to stage this fight in Cincinnati was because the Midwest in general has been overlooked for boxing events,” says the proud promoter Brewster. The city is about an hour and a half drive from Brewster’s hometown of Indianapolis.
The preliminary bouts will feature the homecomings of two native sons of the city, Rashad Holloway and Aaron Pryor Jr. Many consider these two boxers to be among the sport’s hottest young prospects and future world champions.
Holloway, 8-1 (4 KO), was born in raised in Cincinnati. He understands that coming from a city with a tough a reputation like “The Queen City” raises the bar for achievement. In front of his hometown fans and friends he intends to bring his A-game and not disappoint. The opponent for his six-round bout will be named shortly.
“I’m just trying to give the crowd a good show. I don’t come to hold, I don’t come to run, I come to fight. I’m a fast, quick fighter who hits and doesn’t get hit. I plan on being world champion, so it’s important to show my championship heart.
“There is a lot of pressure fighting in front of my hometown, but I live for that. I will be in the best shape I can possibly get in and people will see what I’m all about.”
Holloway’s amateur background is highly decorated, including seven Golden Gloves titles in Ohio and North Carolina, three National Junior Olympics titles and a 90-15 record. So far as a professional, he has logged many miles in the gym giving welterweight champion Antonio Margarito and highly regarded prospect Alfredo Angulo runs for their money.
Aaron Pryor Jr., the youngest son of boxing legend Aaron Pryor, will be making his professional hometown debut. Pryor brings his undefeated 10-0 (7 KO) record to the ring in his first scheduled ten-round assignment with the intention of impressing the local fans and establishing a legacy of his own. Pryor is trained by the legendary Emmanuel Steward.
Aaron Jr. won the 2003 Cincinnati Golden Gloves and made it to the Nationals before turning professional. His 6’4 1/2 stature casts a fear-inspiring image over opponents, as his yet-to-be-announced foe will soon discover.
“They’re both throwback, old school fighters,” Brewster assesses. “They both think on their toes, which is essential for future champions. These guys are a breath of fresh air for boxing.”
Also featured will be Cincinnati’s best young fighters, all in four-round fights. Undefeated heavyweight David Long (6-0) will face Mike Miller (4-11). Lightweights, Adrien Broner (1-0) will face John Moore (Pro Debut). Super middleweights, Robert Dula (16-2) will face Marquis McConnell (5-15). Super featherweights, Brandon Bennett (1-0) will face Dion Richardson (Pro Debut). Hassan Murph will face Quincy Johnson (Both Pro Debuts). William Jackson will face Rashan Bogart (Both Pro Debuts). Middleweights, Dante “Inferno” Craig will face TBA. William Jackson will face Rashan Bogart (Both Pro Debuts).
Tickets will be priced at $102, $77, $32, $22 and $12. They are available at the Cincinnati Gardens Box Office, at all Ticketmaster Outlets including select Kroger stores, charge at 513-562-4949 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information on this and other Relentless Events shows visit www.relentlessevents.net
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