FIRELAKE CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: FIGHT CARD & PREVIEW

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On Saturday, Oct. 1, HD Boxing returns to FireLake Arena in Shawnee, Oklahoma. This is a can’t miss event that features a much anticipated rematch between Bo Gibbs and Abel Perry.

Also featured on the card is Lydell Rhodes, a top-ranked fighter who’s been featured on national television.

The card also features Oklahoma’s jr. middleweight champ Dennis Knifechief, Elijah Pierce, Travon Sargent, Maurice Williams and the return of “The Vanilla Gorilla” Wayne Heath.

All the fighters are primed and ready to put on a show for the fans.

Main Event - Bo Gibbs (17-0, 8 KOs) vs. Abel Perry (18-9, 9 KOs) - 165 lbs. Catchweight (8 Rounds)

Oklahoma State Middleweight Champion, Bo “Hands of War” Gibbs defends his title against Abel “Truth Serum” Perry. The two met in May and Gibbs escaped with a majority decision victory.

“I’m feeling stronger and smarter than I’ve ever felt in my life,” Gibbs said.

For Perry, the fight with Gibbs was his first fight since 2014. Look for Perry to be motivated and ready to bring the belt home with him to Arkansas.

“I’m feeling ten times better than the last fight,” Perry said. “This time I’m not kicking off two years of rust. This is going to be a good fight.”

Co-Main Event - Lydell Rhodes (23-2-1, 11 KOs) vs. Lenwood Dozier (9-12-2, 4 KOs) - Welterweight (6 Rounds)

After suffering two consecutive losses, Lydell Rhodes returns home to Oklahoma looking to get back on track. In his last fight, many contest that he was robbed of a victory. Even in those losses, Rhodes has shown an improved skill set. Look for Rhodes to make a statement in this fight.

“I’m feeling strong,” Rhodes said. “I went back to my original style of sitting down on my shots and knocking guys out. I’ve been hurting a lot of guys I’ve been sparring with. I’m ready to put my new entertaining style on display this weekend.”

On Sept. 24, Dozier got back in the win column for the first time since 2013 with a first round knockout of Clifford McPherson (2-31-1). Throughout his career, Dozier has been in the ring with top-level competition such as Yuri Foreman, Patrick Day and Prichard Colon.

Dennis Knifechief (5-5-1, 1 KO) vs. Edwin Williams (2-1, 1 KO) - Oklahoma State Jr. Middleweight Title (5 Rounds)

Knifechief looks to defend his state title for the first time since he defeated Juan Parra for the title back in May. This will be Knifechief’s fifth consecutive fight at FireLake Arena. In the four previous fights, he has compiled a record of 3-1.

“I’m feeling strong and very focused on looking fluid the whole fight,” Knifechief said. “I’ve been sparring three times a week for the last month and a half.”

Williams hasn’t been in the ring since a second round knockout loss to Martin Morales back in June of 2014.

Elijah Pierce (1-0, 1 KO) vs. Tony Cruz (debut) - Jr. Welterweight (4 Rounds)

Pierce, one of Oklahoma’s top prospects looks to earn his second pro victory against a fighter who has an extensive amatuer background.  

In his pro debut, Pierce went out and dominated a seven fight veteran in Deartie Tucker. This fight should end in a similar fashion as Pierce proves he’s on the way to becoming a world champion.

“I’m feeling locked and loaded and ready to put on a show for the fans,” Pierce said. “This is going to be a work of art.”

Travon Sargent (3-0, 3 KOs) vs. Huey Lynn Jr. (debut) - Cruiserweight (4 Rounds)

Through the first three fights of Sargent’s career he has dominated his opponents from the opening bell until the referee stops the fight. This will be Sargent’s first fight away from Remington Park, but that shouldn’t matter as he’s put in substantial work leading up to this fight.

“I feel great,” Sargent said. “I feel confident in my defense and ability to maintain my strength on my venture to 175 [pounds]. My sparring leading up to the fight has been very sufficient and has me sharp. Lord willing, and the sun shines, I will hopefully get the win.

Not looking beyond the fight on Saturday, Sargent hopes to get a state title shot in the near future.

“I’m looking for a shot at the 175 belt in November if Bobby Dobbs will allow me the opportunity,” Sargent said. “I know it’s all based on performance and I’m going to put all my hard work together in the ring.”  

Wayne Heath (7-0-1, 6 KOs) vs. Marvin Babe (1-6, 1 KO) - Heavyweight (4 Rounds)

Fan favorite Wayne Heath returns to the ring after a brief retirement. After his last fight, a first round dismantling of Tim Bronson, it’s time for Heath to take a step-up in competition.

“I’m looking forward to getting back in the ring and the challenge of fighting a difficult southpaw style that Marvin brings to the table,” Heath said. “He is coming off a big second round knockout win at the last Remington Park event over an undefeated heavyweight so I’m sure he is confident and he has every right to be. I have much respect for him. I believe this will be a fan pleasing fight.”

Speaking of Babe’s last fight, he got revenge against Rob Ivins. With a possible trilogy with Ivins in the future, Babe should have the momentum necessary to give Heath one of his toughest fights to date.

Maurice Williams (1-0) vs. Terrence Hogans (0-3) - Super Middleweight (4 Rounds)

Williams is fresh off a 4-round unanimous decision victory over Steven Crowfield. Williams has very little experience in the ring, but with his hard work and dedication to the sport he looks like a fighter who’s been in the fight game for years.   

“I’m feeling ready,” Williams said. I trained hard and pushed myself every step of the way. I put in the work, now I’m just ready to see what I can do.”

Hogans has been in the ring with a couple very good fighters. He’s fought a very tough mma fighter in Braden Smith and a hard-hitting fighter out of Houston, Texas in Miguel Martinez (4-1, 3 KOs). Depsite not picking up a win, Hogans remains dedicated and focused on getting a win this weekend.

“I feel confident,” Hogans said. “I’m ready to do whatever it takes to win; it’s my turn.”

For more information on this fight, or to purchase tickets visit http://hdboxing.net.

HD BOXING RUMBLE AT REMINGTON: FIGHT REPORT

 Gibbs vs. Williams

Gibbs vs. Williams

 Ivins (L) vs. Babe

Ivins (L) vs. Babe

 Pierce (L) vs. Tucker

Pierce (L) vs. Tucker

 Chavers (R) vs. Vidal

Chavers (R) vs. Vidal

 Crowfield (L) vs. Williams

Crowfield (L) vs. Williams

 Carroll (L) vs. Coulter

Carroll (L) vs. Coulter

 Morales (R) vs. Perez

Morales (R) vs. Perez

On Saturday July 23 a capacity crowd was on hand at Remington Park in Oklahoma City to witness an action packed night of boxing.

HD Promotions put together another stacked card that featured Bo Gibbs, Ty Cobb, Rob Ivins, Aaron Chavers and the debut of Elijah Pierce.  

Before the pro card there were eight amateur bouts featuring future stars Aaron Morales and David Perez.

Main Event – Bo Gibbs (16-0, 7 KOs) vs. Mikel Williams (8-32-4, 3 KOs) – Super Middleweight (6 Rounds)

From the opening bell Gibbs dominated the main event going to the body of Williams early and often. Williams didn’t offer up much in the form of offense but did do a good job absorbing some heavy shots from Gibbs.

Through the first two rounds, Williams managed to stay upright. Then, in the third, Gibbs turned up the pace and knocked down Williams several times.

Between the third and fourth rounds, Williams was declared unable to continue, giving Gibbs his eighth career knockout victory and professional win 17.

Co-Main Event – Rob Ivins (2-0, 1 KO) vs. Marvin Babe III (0-6) – Heavyweight (4 Rounds)

In the second fight in the Ivins vs. Babe saga, it was Babe who came out victorious.

Babe withstood a barrage of punches in the first and managed to get out of the first only down 10-9.

In the second, with Ivins appearing to have gassed himself out in the first, Babe went to work and put Ivins on the floor several times before referee Gary Ritter called a halt to the action at 2:30.

Look for a third installment since both fighters have a win over the other.

Elijah Pierce (debut) vs. Deartie Tucker (2-5, 2 KOs) – Jr. Welterweight (4 Rounds)

Pierce dominated in his professional debut stopping Tucker at 2:33 of the first round.

Aaron Chavers (6-1, 2 KOs) vs. Ramiro Vidal (debut) – Heavyweight (4 Rounds)

Chavers went to work early landing just about everything he threw at Vidal. To Vidal’s credit he withstood several hard shots landed by Chavers, but in the end, Chavers came out with the second round knockout victory.

Bryan Carroll (1-1) vs. Ken Coulter (debut) – Jr. Middleweight (4 Rounds)

In one of the closest fights on the card, Bryan Carroll picked up a close unanimous decision (39-37 x3) victory over Coulter.

Maurice Williams (debut) vs. Steven Crowfield (2-4, 2 KOs) – Super Middleweight (4 Rounds)

A fight that featured two guys that obviously did not like each other, Williams picked up his first career victory against a very formidable opponent in Crowfield. All three judges scored it for Williams (40-36 x2, 39-37).

Pat Green (debut) vs. KJ Clark (debut) – Heavyweight (4 Rounds)

Green stopped Clark in the first round picking up his first professional victory.

On the amateur card, Aaron Morales defeated David Perez in what many considered fight of the night. Jose Ballardo picked up a win over Michael McClellen. Moragen Ferrell looked impressive in her win over May Jones. Dustin Keil defeated Dawyan Booker. Gabe Orcutt got the win over Kyle Critchfield. Cory Duran earned a win over Sammy Martinez. Terrence Berry defeated Vincent Minicozzi and Carlos Hernandez defeated Corvin Peevy.

Over the next couple of days look for exclusive photo galleries of all the fights from the Rumble at Remington.

OKC FIGHT NIGHT 12 WEIGH-INS

The amateur portion of the HD Boxing Rumble at Remington, professional boxing series, titled OKC Fight Night, also held weigh-ins on Friday, July 22nd. Here are the photos featuring the athletes who stepped on the scales. The OKC Fight Night portion of the event will run first and is dedicated to a young lady named Mackenzie Asher who is battling Leukemia.

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OKC FIGHT NIGHT 12 PRESS CONFERENCE

July 21, 2016

Oklahoma City, OK

On Thursday, a press conference at Medio Tiempo in Oklahoma City was held for fighters competing in Saturday's amateur portion of the HD Boxing & MMA Rumble at Remington™ series.

The main event on the amateur side of OKC Fight Night™ 16 is between Aaron Morales and David Perez.

Saturday's co-main will be Jose Ballardo vs. Michael McClellan.

One fight that has huge implications is between Moragen Ferrell and May Jones. This fight is dedicated to Mackenzie Asher, a young girl who is battling Leukemia.

Check out some photos from Thursday's press conference below.