Ellis KO's Holt at the "Battle at the Boat"

13.01.04 - Middleweight contender Kenny Ellis move to 31-5-2 (21 KO’S) after his KO win over last minute replacement Christopher Holt (8-2) at the Emerald Queen Casino’s “Battle at the Boat boxing series. Ellis put in a tremendous display of boxing and punching before stopping Holt at 2:44 of round two. Usually a slow starter, Ellis came out banging in round one hurting the rugged challenger from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

This win should position Ellis for a big fight. “Kenny will fight any middleweight anywhere in the world,” said promoter Brian Halquist. “Kenny is ready. We’d love a rematch with Ikeke or a fight with Jermain Taylor. We’d love to fight Anthony Bosanta, Cleveland Coridor or Bert Schenk. Kenny deserves an opportunity,” Halquist continued.

“Another possibility would be Felix Trinidad if he comes out of retirement. Let’s see if Trinidad is looking for a warm up. We’d love that fight,” commented Halquist.


New Brian Halquist Productions signee Chad Van Sickle won his “new town” debut. Van Sickle KO’ed journeyman James Brock at 1:33 of the second round. “This fight wasn’t very pretty,” said Van Sickle. “I was trying to hard to impress my new promoter and the Tacoma fans,” added Van Sickle, who now remains undefeated with a 14-0-2 (7 KO’S) record. “We’ll move Chad at the right pace,” said Halquist, “He will be the main event at our fights at some point this year. We need to get him in the gym and working more with our staff.”

Article posted on 13.01.2004

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