Gavronski Eyeing NABA Title, Top 10 World Ranking

A title, a top 10 world ranking and continued domination in his hometown will all be on the line when Mike Gavronski steps into the ring on Nov. 18.

Gavronski will fight Andrew Hernandez for the vacant WBA-North American Boxing Association Super Middleweight championship in the main event of Battle at the Boat 113 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.

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Hirsch out due to injury, Vera steps in for Battle at the Boat 112 main event

The fight was scheduled for 10 rounds at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.

Bryan Vera (26-11-0, 16 KOs) will replace Hirsch in the main event against Gavronski (23-2-1, 14 KOs).

“It’s unfortunate that we lost Tony, but Vera stepping in creates an equally appealing matchup between two great super middleweights,” promoter Brian Halquist said. “Bryan’s fought against some of the best boxers in the world. He is a former NABO middleweight champion. His resume speaks for itself. We’re very excited to have him on the card.”

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Battle at the Boat Celebrates 20 Years of Boxing Part 3

Surprising world title changes and a parade of notable champions highlights Battle at the Boat’s history between the years of 2007 and 2011.

The longest-running tribal casino boxing series in the United States, Battle at Boat will celebrate its 20th anniversary on June 3 with its 111th edition. This is part three of a four-part series which highlights the history of the series. Parts one and two can be found on halquistproductions.com.

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Battle at the Boat Celebrates 20 Years of Boxing Part 2

After building a strong fan base during its first five years, Battle at the Boat, which held its inaugural show on July 9, 1997 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash., continued to evolve into the premier boxing event in the Northwest in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

The Battle at the Boat cards enjoyed televised broadcasts on SHOWTIME, HBO and ESPN, among other networks and continued to bring in top established and rising talent as it laid the foundation to becoming the nation’s longest-running tribal casino boxing series over this five-year window.

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Coley Defeats Johnson at Battle at the Boat 110

Middleweight Aaron Coley defeated Dashon Johnson by unanimous decision in the main event of Battle at the Boat 110 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. on Saturday to run his winning streak to five.

Coley (14-1-1, 6 KOs) appeared as the 96-94, 97-93, 97-93 winner on the judge’s scorecards. He has not lost in more than two years with his last and only career defeat coming on March 10, 2015 against Ievgen Khytrov (14-1).

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