Wright and Lyell Fight at the Queen

25.08.05 - Tacoma, Washington - Seattle’s light middleweight prospect Walter Wright (8-1, 4 KO’s) will face the tenacious Billy Lyell (7-2, 2 KO’s) from Warren, Ohio Saturday night in Tacoma’s Emerald Queen Casino, I-5 showroom. “This fight will be sure to have you sitting on the edge of your seat.” said promoter, Brian Halquist, “Right now these fighters are neck-and-neck, and the winner of this fight will be one step closer to being a true contender.”

Wright has won eight fights in a row and this will be his second main event at the Emerald Queen. Lyell, in turn, is a stable mate of undefeated middleweight contender, Kelly Pavlik. So with weeks of competitive sparring under his belt, Lyell is coming to Washington to win. “Billy is a nonstop puncher” says matchmaker Rick Weissman. “He throws an incredible amount of punches, and his record is a bit deceiving, as both his losses are questionable,” Weissman said. This will be a main event Washington fans won’t want to miss.

The co-main event will feature Othello, Washington’s undefeated super lightweight prospect, David Torres (10-0, 7 KO’s) against Coloradan, Andrew Marquez (5-3-1, 4 KO’s) in a six round fight. “This is going to be a good match for Torres, and we want him to fight tough,” said Halquist. “We are prepping Torres to do a ten round main event in October and we want to step up his competition, starting with this fight. Marquez has a huge punch and will hurt you if you aren’t fast enough.”

The under card will feature hometown hero, Roger Cantrell; Puyallup local, Nate Smith who is fighting Matt Blake from Billings, Montana; Kevin Reynolds from Vancouver as well as female fighter, Molly McConnell from Portland, Oregon.

Tickets are available at the Emerald Queen Casino box office, all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster charge by phone.

Prices are $20 - $40 - $75.

For additional information or interviews with fighters, contact Rachel at or by phone (253) 564-2090.

Article posted on 24.08.2005

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