Shawn Hawk looks for 14th Victory on May 11

09.05.07 - Sycuan Ringside Promotions’ undefeated cruiserweight prospect Shawn “The Sioux Warrior” Hawk appears in an eight-round bout May 11 in Lewiston, Idaho. Hawk, who has a record of 13-0-1 with 11 knockouts, is scheduled to meet Dennis McKinney, a veteran of more than 70 bouts and his most experienced opponent to date..

The 22-year-old Hawk scored six straight knockouts before being handed an unpopular and widely disputed draw against Ed Perry March 16 in Hollywood, Fla. Hawk, originally from Thompson, S.D., and now living in Los Angeles, had an amateur record of 108-12.

The 34-year-old McKinney has a record of 27-43-1 with 13 knockouts. His opponents include current World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Oleg Maskaev and former WBC heavyweight champ Oliver McCall.

Sycuan Ringside Promotions of San Diego is considered to be the fastest-growing and most dynamic promotional entity in the sport. Sycuan Ringside Promotions made its promotional debut during 2004, but already has or had six current or former world champions and has promoted and presented world title bouts on premium cable networks across the country.

Sycuan Ringside Promotions has many notable boxers in its stable, including, International Boxing Federation lightweight champion Julio Diaz, undefeated World Boxing Organization junior lightweight champion Joan Guzman, World Boxing Association super bantamweight champion Celestino Caballero, former WBC welterweight champion Carlos Baldomir, former WBC super bantamweight and IBF junior featherweight champion Israel Vazquez and teenage lightweight sensation Jorge Paez Jr.

Sycuan Ringside Promotions is led by Glenn Quiroga, president; Willie Tucker, executive vice president; and Scott Woodworth, vice president.

Article posted on 10.05.2007

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