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Michael "The Midnight Stalker" Walker Returns

12.09.05 - Undefeated Middleweight Prospect Michael "The Midnight Stalker" Walker faces his toughest opponent yet when he meets Indianapolis tough guy Anthony "Showtime" Shuler in the CO-Main Event of the "Radisson Rumble," September. 30th at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville, IN.. With plenty of television experience already in his short career, Walker (7-0-1, 5 KOs) said he sees the far more experienced Shuler (18-3-1, 12 KOs) as a stepping stone to greater things.

"Anyone who knows boxing in the Midwest knows Shuler is trying to build a reputation for himself, but I plan to show that Mike Walker is one of the big names in the future of the Middleweight division," Walker said. "Taking Shuler is one of those things I'll do on my way to the top."

With clear height and experience advantages, Shuler is no pushover, which means Walker has had to totally devote himself to his training, said Octavius James, CEO of One In A Million Inc, the Midwest's premiere boxing team.

"Mike practically lives in the gym, but he's been working extra hard to really send a message to Shuler and the boxing world," James said. "On paper, Shuler looks tough, with all those knockouts, but you can't take a sheet of paper into the ring against 'The Midnight Stalker,' so it's going to be an exciting bout."

In a highly touted grudge match, IN.B.A. Middleweight Champion Jimmy "The Fighting Schoolteacher" Holmes (11-0, 6 KOs) will defend his belt against James Morrow (8-1, 4 KOs) who recently faced 2000 Olympian Dante Craig.

Light Welterweight Jermaine "Too Sweet" White (10-0) returns to the ring. Hammond Light Heavyweight Guy Solis (11-4), Jaime Alvarado (3-3), a Mexico City Lightweight, and the ever popular "Merciless" Mary McGee (2-0) will round out the card.

Tickets for the "Radisson Rumble" are on sale now, starting at $25. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the first bout will be at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the Star Plaza Box Office (219-769-6600) or through any Ticket Master (312-559-1212 or at http://www.ticketmaster.com/ . Or, for more information on the "Radisson Rumble," call 866-438-7372.

Article posted on 12.09.2005



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