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World Champion Austin Trout to Attend “Fire And Ice”

WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout, who is coming off last week’s impressive win by decision over Miquel Cotto, will attend tomorrow night’s show. Holly Holm was originally supposed to fight four-time world champion Myrian Lamare in a rematch, but Lamare withdrew due to injury and was replaced by Prazak. Holm explained that the change in opponents isn’t a problem. “We both had plenty of time for a change. If it were an issue, it wouldn’t be just for one of us, rather both fighters. But the change of opponents came 3-4 weeks out and she was training to fight on the card against another opponent. She’s had a full training camp and so have I. I’m sure that she’s coming hard to rock-n-roll.”

Holm will be fighting at home, where she regularly sells-out with crowds exceeding 3000, something very few female fighters in the world can claim. “It’s awesome that they’re there to support me,” Holly remarked. “It can be a little emotional. I say all of the time that I wouldn’t be here without my fans. They’re loyal and there are a lot of them. It feels great and I don’t want to let them down. They’re legitimate supporters. It makes me feel like all of the hard work has paid off. It’s almost surreal having all of them there for me. Most people in the world will never feel like I do when I enter the ring. It’s personal and I never take them for granted.”

Supporting “Fire And Ice” fights will showcase local boxers such as light welterweight Matthew “Champ” Baca (1-0, 1KO) vs. Derek Perez (pro debut) in a four-round bout, female light welterweight Victoria “La Reina de la Guerra” Cisneros (8-13-2, 3 KOs) vs. “Merciless” Mary McGee (19-1, 10 KOs) in a six-round match, bantamweight Raymond “Hollewood” Montez (5-2, 3 KOs) vs. Tony Valdez (6-6-3, 6 KOs) in a much-anticipated eight-round rematch, and amateur standout Jason Sanchez makes his pro debut in a four-round fight vs. featherweight Gene Perez (1-0). Former National Golden Gloves champion Siju Shabazz faces Ricky Villafuerte in the opening four-round fight in a match-up of pro-debut fighters.

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