News: Quezada Calls Out Toney; Maureen Shea; Ballroom Boxing On April 2

WBC CABOFE Heavyweight Champion, Manuel "El Toro" Quezada, is calling out James "Lights Out" Toney. Quezada, who's been working with Joe Goossen, is riding a 15-fight winning streak and is currently ranked # 17 by the WBC. "When I heard the news that James Toney wanted to start his own promotional company and headline his first show my eyes lit up," said Quezada. "I'm willing to fight him anywhere at anytime. James, this message is for you, LETS GET IT ON.."

"James was a great fighter at one time, but he's past his prime and it's time for the new blood to take over," said Quezada's promoter Christian Printup. "If he's willing, Manuel will fight him under his new banner and send him into retirement."

Quezada recently sent out the message that he is willing to fight any of the top heavyweight contenders in the world and that message is still valid.

Maureen Shea Commentating on Top Rank Tijuana Thunder!

New York super featherweight Maureen Shea will be a commentator on Top Rank's "Tijuana Thunder" PPV which features Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. against unbeaten Luciano Cuello of Argentina this Saturday, March 28. Shea, who is fluent in Spanish will be ring side commentator along side the broadcast team of Rich Marotta and Al Bernstein.
Latin Fury 8 "Tijuana Thunder" airs live on PPV Saturday March 28 at 9 PM Eastern and 6 PM Pacific Time.


Tickets are now on sale as Scott Wagner's Ballroom Boxing and Chet Koerner's TKO BOXING Promotions, present an evening of world class professional boxing on Thursday, April 2nd at Michael's Eighth Avenue.

Tickets, starting at $35.00, can be purchased in advance, by calling the Ballroom Boxing Box Office at 410-766-7474. Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm. Michael's Eighth Avenue is located at 7220 Grayburn Dr., in Glen Burnie, MD.

Said Koerner, "This card truly exemplifies what our partnership with Ballroom Boxing is all about. Between the wealth of outstanding fighters in the Baltimore area and TKO's stable of great prospects, we can build terrific cards for the loyal fights fans in the area."

Headlining on April 2nd will be popular Baltimore super middleweight Mike "THE PERSECUTOR" Paschall who will battle Sam "THE PUNCHING POLICEMAN" Hill of St. Louis, Missouri. Paschall, 18-1-1 (4KO's), is coming off a terrific six round decision win over James Johnson on November 20th at Michael's Eighth Ave.

Hill, 17-10-1 (10KO's), has faced numerous world champions and contenders in his twelve year career including Jermain Taylor, Rico Hoye, Sebastien Demers, Prince Badi Ajamu, Maselino Masoe and most recently Travis Simms. In 2001, he scored a ninth round TKO of former junior middleweight champion David Reid.

Making his first appearance at Michael's Eighth Avenue is undefeated featherweight sensation Matt "THE SHARP SHOOTER" Remillard.of Hartford, CT who will see action in a scheduled eight rounder against Minneapolis, MN native Hassan Wasswa.

Known for his all action, crowd pleasing style, Remillard, 16-0-0 (8KO's), is amongst the finest young prospects in boxing. He is coming off a decision win over former world champion Mauricio Pastrana on November 13th in Providence, Rhode Island.

The 26 year old Tyree Samuel, 11-2-1 (5KO's), returns to Michael's Eighth Avenue, following his outstanding ten round win over Ron Boyd on November 20th for the Maryland State Super Featherweight Title. Further information on his bout will be announced shortly.

In an eight round middleweight bout, Nigerian prospect Albert "THE PUNISHER" Onolunose will face Phoenix, Arizona native Anthony "THE POWER HOUSE" Bartinelli.

Onolunose, 16-0-0 with six knockouts, will be making his first local appearance. Last April he won an eight round decision over former contender Eduardo Sanchez in British Columbia, Canada. Bartinelli is coming off an eight round war with former world title challenger Elvin Ayala in January at the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas.

Additional information on the undercard will be announced shortly.

Further information on Scott Wagner's Ballroom Boxing can be viewed at their website,

Article posted on 23.03.2009

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