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Frankel Claims Victory Via Technical Decision!

Battle at the Boat 1.5.13-8014Tacoma, WA (January 6th, 2013) – Halquist Productions’ Battle at the Boat 90 featured high paced action in which only one fight went the distance. In the main event, Rob Frankel put on an overwhelming performance that concluded in the 5th round.

Scheduled for 10 rounds, Frankel (31-12-1, 6 KO’s) came away with the unanimous technical decision victory over Jermaine White (17-5-0, 9 KO’s). Frankel had control throughout the whole fight. In the 2nd round Frankel landed 2 knockdowns that put White in serious trouble. White showed a lot of heart trying to stay on his feet and continue the fight.

After getting knocked down twice in the 2nd round, White lost his mouthpiece twice in what looked like a strategy to regain composure. White spent a majority of the rest of the fight ducking and swaying back and forth while throwing the occasional power punch trying to land the knockout. In the 5th round, White head-butted Frankel which was ruled accidental. The fight was stopped so that the doctor could take a look. After a few moments of inspection, the doctor decided that Frankel could not continue which stopped the fight and sent the decision to the cards where the judges ruled unanimously in favor for Rob Frankel. Two judges scored the fight 49-44 while the third judge scored the fight 50-43.

Making his professional debut, Zachary Cooper had the entire showroom standing on their feet when he landed a knockout 30 seconds into the 1st round. His opponent, Rafael Umarov (1-5-0) was knocked out cold, facing the canvas, causing the event to be paused for a good amount of time. Cooper trains out of the infamous Mayweather Boxing Gym in boxing capital city of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the semi-main event, Marcelino Pineda moved to 3-0-0 with 3 KO’s after an admirable performance against Carlos Rodriguez (1-0-0, 1 KO). Pineda is quickly growing a fan base after turning pro in June at Battle at the Boat 87. Rodriguez was knocked down twice in the 3rd round. After the 2nd knockdown, the referee stopped the fight due giving Pineda his 3rd TKO in as many fights.

Lots of anticipation was built for Daryl Gardner’s 2nd career fight. Gardner, who turned pro at the last battle at the boat event and knocked his opponent down 4 times in the 1st round before the referee stopped the fight was not as fortunate this time around. Gardner came out in the same style, hitting the ground running and even landing a 1st round knockdown was knocked down in the 2nd round and wasn’t able to recover enough to continue the fight. The referee stopped the fight after the knockdown 2:34 into the 2nd round.

The rest of the card was filled with entertaining action that kept the fans on their feet. Dex Montenegro defeated Angel Diaz with a 2nd round TKO. Enoch Wilson came out victorious in his professional debut with a 2nd round TKO as well. Cory Vom Baur improved to 2-1-0 after his unanimous decision victory over Juan Martinez.

The fans who packed the showroom at the Emerald Queen Casino were very pleased with the action at Battle at the Boat 90. The next Battle at the Boat is scheduled for March 23rd. Halquist Productions has built a reputable brand of boxing and MMA, putting on the most premier promotions in the Northwest. Battle at the Boat has promoted many world title fights that has brought in every major sports network in the world including HBO, Showtime, ESPN, ESPN2, Telemundo, and Telefuturo. Halquist Productions next event, CageSport XXIII is scheduled for February 16th at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. For more information on Battle at the Boat and all other Halquist Production events, please visit


KO Entertainment in association with Mark Dunlop have announced a promotional partnership that will see Christina McMahon and Declan Trainor share top-spot on the first of three planned professional boxing shows on the 9th of March in Dundalk.

Following Declan Trainor’s return from Australia where he served up an impressive professional debut stoppage of the much touted prospect Jamie Bogovic, the Warrenpoint Banger will now get the chance to impress on home soil.

Having joined up with Tony Dunlop at the Belfast Kronk Gym, the former Irish under 19 champion is certain to inject some excitement into Ireland’s already bubbling cruiserweight division.

Sharing centre stage at the Fairways Hotel will be another North East favorite Christina McMahon who will make her first professional appearance outside Dublin in a homecoming that is sure to delight her massive Carrickmacross following who will be required to travel less than twenty minutes to see their hero.

Fresh from her impressive Celtic Warrior Title win over French Champion Stephanie Ducastel, Ireland’s solitary native female professional will look to maintain current momentum which has secured her a 9th place world ranking.

With negotiations currently underway to secure a world title shot for Christina in Ireland this summer against WBC strap-holder Susie Ramadan, the former world kickboxing champion must deliver another impressive display come March 9th.

The Dundalk fight-night will also witness a number of young exciting prospects make their mark on what guarantees to be an explosive nights action.

Just off an impressive win over former Irish Champion Mickey Coveney and easily Ireland’s most active pugilist with four fights since his debut last September, the exciting 19 year old James Tennyson will look to take his record to an impressive 5-0 when he joins new stable-mate Trainor on the Card.

The third of the Mark Dunlop managed Kronk charges will be another of Belfast’s current stock of rising stars in Daniel “Insane” McShane, whose ring-entrance alone will be worth the night’s entrance fee.

Drimnagh puncher Noel O Brien will make the journey up the M1 as he looks to bring his professional record to 3-0 and continue his purist of an Irish title.

Following an impressive fourth round stoppage of the tough Brandon Peake last time out at the National Basketball Arena, the Philip Sutcliffe trained light welterweight is adamant of securing the domestic strap before the year is out.

Further details of the fight card will be made soon, with promoters promising a number of exciting additions. Tickets will go on sale next Monday the 14th of January and will be priced at £30/ €35 unreserved & £40/ €50 ringside and are available from fighters or Stephen Sharpe on 0879537526.

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