Harry Yorgey Out Of Co-Featured Bout vs. Jason Houllier

Harry Joe Yorgey has withdrawn from the co-featured bout on the March 7 fight card at Foxwoods. He said in a press release that the reason was “continuing litigation” between himself and his former manager. He has been replaced in the scheduled 10-round fight for the vacant NABA super welterweight title by Jose “El Cuervo” Gonzalez, 11-2 with 9 knockouts, of Garden City, Kansas, who will now fight Jason “The Hammer” Le Houllier, 21-0 with 8 knockouts, of Portland, Maine..

It should be an exciting battle – Le Houllier is well-known for his aggressive, all-action style, but Jose said that he was already training for another fight and is ready. He said, “I’m in shape already, so we don’t have to worry about that. I feel great right now. I’m a boxer-puncher. I fought every different kind of style.”

In the main event scheduled for 12 rounds, “Merciless” Thomas Mashaba, 20-1-4 with 12 knockouts, of Carltonville, South Africa, will make his sixth defense of the IBO featherweight title against Cristobal Cruz, 35-11-1 with 23 knockouts, of Tijuana, B.C., Mexico.

Note: Thomas Mashaba’s official record was recently revised – a six-round decision loss in February, 2001, has been removed from his record. Art Peyton of sent the following email: “Please be advised that South African Thomas Mashaba’s first loss in his ‘Official Record’ is incorrect; Mr. Mashaba never appeared in the Thohoyandou, Limpopo show on 02/24/01. Our South African editor, Andre De Vries, has confirmed this correction with the proper SA Commission and BoxRec has a copy of the report on file. His record stands as 20-1 12 KOs.” Official recordkeeper Fight Fax has also received the South African commission report and made the change.

An exciting lineup of preliminary fights will complete the card:

6 Rounds, Junior Welterweights

Ruslan Provodnikov, 6-0, 5 KOs, Ekaterinburg, Russia, vs.

Charles Wade, 4-4, 1 KO, Hartford, Connecticut.

8 Rounds, Super Middleweights

Maxim Vlasov, 10-0, 2 KOs, Tolyatti, Russia, vs.

Rodrigo Aguiar, 4-2, 3 KOs, Torrance, California.

4 Rounds, Super Flyweights

Qa’id Muhammad, Debut, Atlantic City, New Jeresy, vs.

Mario Gaxiola, 0-2, Las Vegas, Nevada.

4 Rounds, Super Middleweights

Brian Macy, 2-0, 1 KO, New Haven, Connecticut, vs.


One more four-round bout will be added to the card.

All bouts subject to change without notice.

WEIGH-IN: Thursday, March 6, 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. in the Fox Theatre. (All times ET)

FIGHT NIGHT: Doors open at 7:00 P.M., first fight at 8:00 P.M.

ESPN will begin its live telecast at 9:00 P.M.

Tickets prices: $35, $50, $65.

Tickets are on sale now at: Foxwoods Resort Casino Box Office - 800-200-2882, and online at

Article posted on 01.03.2008

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