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Hamer defeats Johnson to capture Prizefighter tourney; Quotes from Miami Warfare II Press Conference

New York, NY (6/20/12) - Penn State graduate and New York heavyweight prospect, Tor Hamer, traveled to England to compete in the Prizefighter international heavyweight tournament, held today at York Hall, in Bethel Green, London. In addition to Hamer, the eight-fighter single-elimination competition consisted of Maurice Harris, Kevin Johnson, Albert Sosnowski, Tom Little, Tom Dallas, Noureddine Meddoune, and Marcelo Luiz Nascimento.

In his quarter-final match against the Brazilian Nascimento, Hamer's superior speed and boxing skills were evident, as he maintained a proper distance finding moments to strike with his power shots, keeping his foe off guard. A knockdown in round three sealed the victory for Tor, as scorecards read 30-27, 30-26, and 29-28, all for the American.

Against England's Dallas, Hamer immediately bull-rushed his adversary with a flurry and trapped him against the ropes. Throwing in combination, Hamer landed a devastating right hook that knocked Dallas out cold, forcing the referee to call a halt to the bout just 29 seconds into the opening frame.

In the final, it was New York against New Jersey, when Hamer met Johnson, who entered as the favorite to win the tournament. Over three rounds, Hamer's key to success was his high work rate, as Johnson simply was not busy enough. Hamer mixed his slick boxing and footwork with moments of aggression, landing several wallops upstairs, while digging to the body. The judges' tallies were 30-27, 30-28, and 29-27, unanimously in favor of Hamer.

With three victories under his belt in one day, Hamer improved his record to 18-1 (11 KOs).

"Tor Hamer proved that he belongs among the best young heavyweights campaigning in the world today," remarked Hamer's promoter Lou DiBella, president of DiBella Entertainment. "He may not have the size, but he makes up for it with tenacious effort and he has also shown that he is capable of landing a knockout punch. I am very proud of Tor and grateful that he was able to participate and prevail in the Prizefighter tournament."

Below are the results for the entire tournament:

FINAL

Tor Hamer UD3 (30-27, 30-28, 29-27) Kevin Johnson

SEMI-FINALS

Kevin Johnson SD3 (30-27, 29-28 each way) Albert Sosnowski

Tor Hamer TKO1 (0:29) Tom Dallas

QUARTER-FINALS

Tom Dallas TKO3 (1:57) Tom Little

Tor Hamer UD3 (30-27, 30-26, 29-28) Marcelo Luiz Nascimento

Kevin Johnson TKO1 (2:57) Noureddine Meddoune

Albert Sosnowski SD3 (all 29-28) Maurice Harris

Quotes from Miami Warfare II Press Conference: Prescott, Barthelemy

MIAMI, Fla. - A press conference was held today at Mojitos Restaurant in Miami for Warriors Boxing Promotions' Saturday, August 18, boxing event entitled "Miami Warfare II" at the MACC at the Doubletree Hotel.

The explosive night of professional boxing will feature a high-impact eight-round junior-welterweight main event between Miami, Florida's (via Colombia) Breidis "The Khanqueror" Prescott (25-4, 18 KOs) and Francisco "Gato" Figueroa (20-4-1, 13 KOs) of Bronx, New York.

In the eight-round super featherweight co-main event will be Miami (via Cuba) power puncher Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy (16-0, 11 KOs) facing Guadalajara, Mexico's Alejandro "Soma" Rodriguez (14-6, 7 KOs).

Tickets are priced at $75 ringside/$30 general admission. A limited number of VIP tables are also available. Please call (954) 985-1155 or (786) 553-3895 to purchase tickets.

Rances Barthelemy (16-0, 11 KOs)

I'm ready and very excited to be fighting in Miami, the city of the Cubans. I am blessed with great promoters Warriors and Bad Dog and have an amazing team behind me. I am working my way up to ultimately becoming a world champion.

Breidis Prescott (25-4, 18 KOs)

I am grateful for another opportunity to showcase my talent. I am training hard to use my power in a smarter style. I am working myself back into the mix and back into a big fight.

Leon Margules, Warriors Boxing

We have eight undefeated kids on this card and they represent much of the talent in this area. It will be an amazing night of boxing and will even surpass the fantastic success of the first Miami Warfare. We have a great main event between two very solid top guys and an undercard packed with the potential for fireworks.

Michael Luzbet of Winner Sports

We are bringing a real boxing event back to Miami. Miami Warfare II will be bigger and better than the last event.

Richard Dobal of Bad Dog Productions

We are pleased to announce this event early because it will be a great event for Miami. I am proud to be part of this event and the co-promoter of the rising star Rances Barthelemy.

Also scheduled for action that night will be a host of local and international prospects and contenders including super middleweight Roberto J. Acevedo 5-0 (3 KOs) of Bayamón, Puerto Rico, in a four-rounder vs. TBA; light heavyweight bomber Vilier Quinonez 3-0 (2 KOs) of Cienfuegos, Cuba, who will fight a six-rounder vs. TBA; undefeated light heavyweight Yunieski Gonzalez (8-0, 5 KOs) of Havana, Cuba, who will fight a six-rounder vs. TBA; and middleweight Leosvy Mayedo (2-0, 2 KOs) of Miami, who will fight a four-rounder vs. TBA.

Tickets are priced at $75 ringside/$30 general admission. A limited number of VIP tables are also available. Please call (954) 985-1155 or (786) 553-3895 to purchase tickets.

On fight night, doors open 6:30 and the action starts 7:30. The MACC at the Doubletree Hotel is located at 711 NW 72nd Avenue in Miami.

Article posted on 21.06.2012



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