Tacoma, WA (March 6th, 2014) – Four fights into his boxing comeback under the Halquist Productions banner, #6 Ranked WBO Jr. Welterweight, Zahir Raheem (35-3, 21 KOs), is ready to step up to the highest tier and grab the respect that he’s vastly fought for throughout his dramatic career. Fighting with a pre-existing hand injury in his NABO title fight with Bayan Jargal on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights in January, Raheem, although victorious, was unable to display the KO power he had shown in his previous three fights. Now, with his hand fully healed, Raheem is primed to make a huge statement in the junior welterweight division and is once again positioned to step back in the ring and face anyone in the weight class. Continue reading
Tacoma, WA (January 11th, 2014) – On ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights, Zahir Raheem (35-3, 21 KOs) continued his dominance fighting under the Halquist Productions’ banner, easily taking care of business against Star Boxing’s Bayan Jargal (17-5-3, 11 KOs), winning unanimously on the judge’s scorecards and becoming the new WBO NABO junior welterweight champion.
A sold out crowd was on hand in the 1500 seat Emerald Queen Casino showroom to witness the nationally televised Battle at the Boat 94 broadcasted live on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights.
In Raheem’s fight with Jargal, Raheem was nearly untouchable throughout the 10 round bout as he controlled the tempo of the fight with a steady jab and a solid left hook to the body. Usually a counter puncher, Raheem wasn’t able to take advantage of that aspect of his game as Jargal pressed the fight, but didn’t throw many punches. While Raheem took the first six rounds, Jargal rebounded a bit in the next two rounds as he continued to press the fight and catch Raheem with a few solid hooks giving him some momentum in a fight that he was way behind in. Continue reading
Yenifel Vicente 129
Juan Antonio Rodriguez 129
Contract Weight: 130
Zahir Raheem 139 Continue reading
Tacoma, WA (January 7th, 2014) – Less than a year after making his comeback to boxing, Zahir Raheem (34-4-0, 21 KOs) will make his return to National TV this Friday when he takes on Bayan Jargal (17-4-3, 11 KOs) in the co-televised feature of Battle at the Boat 94 presented by ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. Headlining the six bout card will be Juan Antonio Rodriguez (25-4-0, 23 KOs) taking on Dominican fighter, Yenifel Vicente (25-1-2, 17 KOs), in an eight round super featherweight bout. Continue reading
Tacoma, WA (December 19th, 2013) – ESPN is headed to Tacoma, WA where they will set up shop at the Emerald Queen Casino’s Battle at the Boat 94 while featuring Halquist Productions’ Zahir Raheem (34-3-0, 21 KOs) in a junior welterweight contest versus Bayan Jargal (17-4-3, 11 KOs). Headlining the action will be an explosive matchup between Arash Usmanee (20-1-1, 10 KOs) and Juan Antonio Rodriguez (25-4-0, 23 KOs). Continue reading
Tacoma, WA (November 3rd, 2013) – On November 2nd, former Olympic fighter, Zahir Raheem continued his comeback to the sport of boxing with a dominating performance at Halquist Productions’ Battle at the Boat 93. Headlining the action at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA, Raheem made quick work of Tim Coleman who falls to 19-4-1 while Raheem improves his record to 34-3-0 with 21 knockouts. Continue reading
After easily taking the first round, Raheem came out and dominated Coleman in the second round. A shot to the gut took Coleman down early. After getting up, Coleman was immediately knocked down twice more with right hooks to the body. Standing up again, Raheem ended the fight with a flush left hook to the face that dropped Coleman for the fourth time forcing the referee to stop the fight. Continue reading
Tacoma, WA (October 29th, 2013) – On November 2nd, two fighters waiting to unleash their potential will step into the ring to headline Halquist Productions’ Battle at the Boat 93 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. Raheem, fighting under the Halquist Productions banner for the third time will look to add to the momentum he’s established earlier this year with two impressive victories. Making his professional debut will be Washington’s own Jeremy McCleary, who has become one of the state’s more prominent prospects. Continue reading
Tacoma, WA (October 16th, 2013) – Halquist Productions’ Zahir Raheem will return to the Emerald Queen Casino on November 2nd to take on Las Vegas’ Tim Coleman in the main event of Battle at the Boat 93. The bout will be scheduled for ten rounds with a 143 pound limit. Raheem is coming off of two straight knockout victories fighting under the Halquist Productions banner in his return to the ring, pursuing another shot at a world title. Continue reading
Tacoma, WA (June 2nd, 2013) –Saturday night, Zahir Raheem took the next step in his pursuit to a world title fight by easily defeating Justin Juuko via TKO in the fourth round. Raheem headlined the action packed Battle at the Boat card presented by Halquist Productions at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. Six other exciting fights took place throughout the night that left fans in attendance buzzing about everything from TKO victories to questionable scorecards. Continue reading