Halquist signs amateur boxing sensation Roger Cantrell

18.04.05 - Washington state boxing promoter Brian Halquist has signed amateur boxing sensation Roger Cantrell to a promotional contract, BHP President, Brian Halquist announced today. “Cantrell finished fifth in the USA Boxing Nationals last month. Cantrell, from Puyallup, Washington, won the Tacoma Golden Gloves the past two years and was awarded the Golden Boy award with each of his titles..

“Roger is a hometown kid and we couldn’t be happier to have him,” Halquist said. “He has lots of experience as a boxer and we have been watching him for years. Roger was a very successful amateur but we’ve always felt that his style as a fighter is more conducive to a pro-style.”

Cantrell will fight at middleweight and will pro-debut May 14th at the Emerald Queen Casino’s Battle at the Boat boxing series taking on Montanan Richard Gabaldon. Gabaldon will be making his pro-debut. Cantrell joins veteran Kenny Ellis, undefeated super lightweight David Torres and New Jersey heavyweight Kevin Johnson under the Halquist banner. “We plan on signing a couple more fighters by the end of the month”, Halquist said. “A promoter is only as good as his fighters and we plan on getting a couple more good ones!”

Tickets are $75, $40 and $20 and are available at all Ticketmaster locations and at the Emerald Queen Casino - (253) 594-7777.

Article posted on 18.04.2005

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