News: Manfredo vs Hernandez; Jeremy Mclaurin; Kareem Cooley

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 8, 2010) Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, April 10th as TKO Boxing Promotions returns with it’s nationally acclaimed HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS series on Saturday, May 22nd at the Mohegan Sun Casino, headlined by the return of Peter “THE PRIDE OF PROVIDENCE” Manfredo battling Chicago’s Angel “EL TORO” Hernandez for the vacant IBO Middleweight Title. The ten round co-main event will feature Hartford’s Matt “THE SHARPSHOOTER” Remillard defending his NABF Featherweight Title..

Priced at $75.00, $45.00 and $30.00, tickets will be available through Ticketmaster (, phone 1-800-745-3000.) Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Sunday, April 11th. Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm.

Manfredo made his return to the Mohegan Sun Casino on January 29th with an outstanding shutout ten round decision over Minnesota veteran Matt Vanda, acquiring the NABF Middleweight Title in the process. In front of a large and passionate crowd, Manfredo dominated Vanda from the opening bell as he won his third straight bout.

With a record of 34-6-0 (18KO’s), Manfredo is currently world ranked #10 by the World Boxing Council.

Hernandez, a native of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, 30-7-0 (17KO’s), has battled numerous world champions and contenders over his fourteen year career including Winky Wright, Frankie Randall, Kassim Ouma, Wilfredo Rivera and JC Candelo.

Known for his fan friendly all-action style of fighting, Hernandez won both of his starts in 2009, a unanimous decision over highly regarded prospect James “BUDDY” McGirt Jr. on January 16th and a sixth round stoppage over former world champion Antwun Echols on August 21st.

The 23 year old Remillard is one of the most highly regarded prospects in boxing. After winning all four of his bouts in 2009, he raised his undefeated record to 21-0-0 (12KO’s) on January 29th at the Mohegan Sun Casino with a third round stoppage of Rafael Lora which earned him the NABF Featherweight Title.

Further details on Remillard’s bout and an action packed undercard will be announced shortly.

McLaurin Reflects on Loss with No Excuses

Twin Cities, MN- Previously undefeated lightweight Jeremy Mclaurin(7-1, 5 ko’s) suffered a shocking unanimous decision loss to underdog Hector Orozco this past weekend in Hinckley, but the St. Paul based fighter wants to make it clear he plans to return with a sharpened focus.

“I was just stuck in the mud all night, I have no excuses, I lost my drive somewhere in the last few months and stopped hitting the pavement. I was running on treadmills and waking up at 9AM instead of six. I tip my hat to Hector and I’ll take the positives from this loss, and build toward my future.”

Prior to April 2nd Mclaurin had been followed by whispers of a potential showdown with Gary Eyer (8-0, 6 ko’s) of Duluth, who stopped Brad Patraw on the same card, but plans now likely point to Mclaurin returning to 130 and taking on two or three more fights before an Eyer bout comes to fruition.

“If there is one positive from Friday I’m happy to be able to take a learning experience like this early on in my career rather than later, and on a bigger stage. I want to thank all my fans, and supporters for sticking by me, and I plan to bring you a better show next time around.”

McLaurin stopped Orozco in February, and no plans have been mentioned at this time for a third bout between the two. Also in action Friday Tyler Hultin and Tim Taggart fought to a draw, Donny Tierney edged Dan Copp, and in the main event middleweight Andy Kolle dominated Matt Vanda for a unanimous decision win.

Former amateur standout looks for consecutive knockouts

PHILADELPHIA (April 8, 2010)—This Friday night at The Arena in South Philadelphia, one of the most decorated amateurs in recent Philadelphia boxing history, Kareem “Cool Breeze” Cooley will look to go to 2-0 when he takes on Puro Pairol in a scheduled four round Super Featherweight bout as part of a seven bout card promoted by Greg Robinson’s Power Productions in association with River Edge Beverage Company.

Cooley of West Philadelphia scored a thrilling third round stoppage over Sidell Blocker in his first outing back on February 26th at The Arena thinks the bout with Pairol will showcase a better performance.

“The first fight was amazing and I was nervous”, said the twenty-two year old.

“I will go in there being me and doing what I do best”

Cooley, who works out at The Joe Hand Boxing Gym had a stellar amateur mark of 103-18, was a seven time Golden Glove champion, two-time Silver Glove champion and a multiple time Mid-Atlantic champion.

Cooley started boxing at age seven under the guidance of his grandfather and former fighter Roland Cooley.

The elder Cooley is joined in the corner by Ron Hammonds as lead trainer and is managed by Doc Nowicki, Jim Williams and Joe Hand Sr.

In the main event, undefeated Featherweight, Coy “Pretty Boy” Evans (7-0-1, 1 KO) will take on battle tested Morris Chule (11-10-1, 8 KO’s) in a bout scheduled for eight rounds.

Tickets for this great night of boxing are priced at $100 (ringside); $75 (VIP); $65 (Super Box); and $40 (floor seating) and can be purchased by calling the following Locations:

1st bout is 7:30

Ticketmaster 215-336-2000
The Arena 267-687-7560
Total Car Care 267-912-8747
G’s Auto 267-784-8797
Atpro 609-871-3552
Bozy Ennis 267-237-0354

Article posted on 08.04.2010

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