McGee, Holmes, Moore and The Cooks Complete April 20th Card
March 13, 2007 (Merrillville, IN)- Octavius James, CEO of One In A Million Inc., has announced an impressive undercard of local standouts to support Mia St. John’s main event bout on April 20th at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, IN. Jimmy “The Fighting School Teacher” Holmes (14-0-2, 7 KOs) of DeMotte, Don Moore (10-0-1, 8 KOS) of Gary and LaPorte’s Cook brothers, light heavyweight Nick (14-1-1, 8 KOs) and super middle weight Jason (pro debut), will round out the five-bout under card for the “Fist of Fury” event..
Article posted on 14.03.2007
As previously announced, Gary’s undefeated 20-year-old women’s boxing sensation “Merciless” Mary McGee (8-0, 4 KOs) will fight in the evening’s co-main event.
“Mia has done a lot for women’s boxing and I respect her for that,” McGee said. “But this is my house and she’ll know it when she hears all of my fans in the audience cheering for me. If Mia wins her fight, I want to fight her next.”
Fighting on the same professional card for the first time will be brothers Nick and Jason Cook of La Porte. Both are known to have great technical boxing skills with the tendency to brawl when necessary.
“This is the perfect one-two punch for area fight fans,” James said. “ One In A Million Inc. is looking forward to featuring the Cook’s fighting together for the first time and for many fights to come.”
Younger brother Nick faces off against Indianapolis’ Jeff Baker (14-3, 7 KOs). “Since we were boys fighting as amateurs, Jason and I always talked about fighting together and winning world championships together,” Nick said. “We’re looking forward to fighting on the same card for the first time at Star Plaza on April 20th.”
Making his professional debut, super middleweight Jason Cook brings an extensive amateur record to the ring having won the Chicago Golden Gloves championship at heavyweight and, last year, losing a controversial decision in the light heavyweight championship bout to highly touted prospect Cedric Agnew. “I’m in the best shape of my life,” Jason said. “It’s time to get started on winning a world title.”
Also featured, in separate bouts, northwest Indiana fan favorite Jimmy “The Fighting School Teacher” Holmes (14-0-2, 7 KOs) of DeMotte, IN and Gary’s undefeated super featherweight prospect Don Moore (10-0-1, 8 KOs) who continues his comeback.
On her recent Chicagoland publicity blitz, Mia St. John was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune, Sun Times, The Times, Gary Post Tribune, Hoy, La Raza, ABC7, NBC5’s “Sports Sunday,”
The Fox Morning News, Univision, Telemundo, WOJO/Univision radio’s #1 morning show “El Pistolero,” Power 92’s urban morning radio personality Trey the Chocolate Jock and nationally
syndicated “Mancow’s Morning Madhouse.” Additional interviews were hosted at Playboy’s world headquarters on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive.
“Do not wait to buy tickets for this card,” promoter Octavius James said. “Mia is taking Chicagoland by storm. New sponsors are calling to get on board. With Mia in the main event and five terrific bouts on the under card, this show will sell out early.”
Chicagoland’s premier entertainment venue, The Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville is conveniently located just 45 minutes from Chicago. Simply take the Skyway to I-65 and exit at US 30.
Doors open at 7 p.m. The first bout is at 8 p.m.
Tickets, priced at $100 VIP, $75 VIP ringside, $50 ringside and $25 general admission, are available from Star Plaza Theatre box office at (219-769-6600) or from any Ticket Master location at (312-559-1212) or www.TicketMaster.com.
Conveniently located just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago at I-65 and US 30, Star Plaza Theater provides ample parking at no additional charge. Visit: www.StarPlazaTheatre.com.
For more information on One In A Million Inc.’s “Fist of Fury” event, Visit us at: www.OneInAMillionBoxing.com or phone 866-438-7372.
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