October 17, 2012 – Making a quick return to the ring is undefeated welterweight contender, Vitaliy Demyanenko (21-0, 12 KOs), who’ll be fighting Damian Frias (19-5-1, 10 KOs) on November 3, 2012, in the main event at the Emerald Casino in Tacoma, Washington. The 10-round bout will be promoted by Brian Halquist Productions in association with Boxing 360.
Last week, Demyanenko won a unanimous decision against Roberto Valenzuela in a 6-round bout that took place at the Remington Park Racing Casino in, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Vitaliy looks to continue his winning ways against Frias.
“It very pleased that my promoter Boxing 360 has another fight lined up for me,” said Demyanenko. “My manager Steve Pochiro is working great with Mario Yagobi and together they are doing a wonderful job getting me fights. As long as I’m healthy I want to keep fighting as much as possible. Frias is a good fighter and he’s one not to look past. I’ll be ready for this fight and I will be victorious when the final bell rings.”
“Vitaliy has been training real hard for the last year,” mentioned Demyanenko’s manager Steve Pochiro. “He gets up every morning to go run and his dedication to boxing is incredible. The Frias fight is the next big step in the right direction to line us up for a title shot. Yagobi and I are working harmoniously for the betterment of Vitaliy’s career. He’ll come prepared and he’ll be ready to go against Frais.”
“Demyanenko is on a roll right now,” stated Boxing 360 promoter Mario Yagobi. “I’m happy with everything he’s doing and our team is strong. A big fight is on the horizon if he can remain focused on his boxing career and win this fight.”
Proven Welterweights Set to Rock the Emerald Queen Casino:
Tacoma, WA (October 9th, 2012) – Battle at the Boat will kick off yet again at the Emerald Queen Casino for its 89th show with a card packed full of local talent and two of the world’s premier Welterweights.
Frias(19-4-0, 10 KO’s) is coming off one of the toughest fights of his career when he went up a weight class and faced one of the top lightweights in the world, Carlos Molina. It was a disappointing outing for Frias, as he went the distance in the 10 round bout, but ultimately lost in the cards. Frias had all the confidence in the world going into the fight as he had come off three straight TKO victories.
He will have an equally tough opponent come November 3rd, when he attempts to regain momentum against the undefeated Vitaliy Demyanenko who sports a perfect record of 20-0-0 including 12 knockouts. In the prime of his career at the age of 29, Damyanenko who trains in the world famous boxing city, Las Vegas, Nevada, is looking to move up the welterweight ranks and solidfy his status as a top welterweight.
The undercard features many local northwest talents with the likes of promising fighters: Ray Lampkin(Portland, OR), Randell Corpuz(Yakima, WA), and Landon Horseman(Yakima, WA).
Lampkin(1-0-0) is the son of boxing standout Ray Lampkin Sr. who is the former NABF lightweight champion. In his first and only bout of his professional career, Lampkin fought against the gritty Beau Hamilton at Battle at the Boat 86 and came out victorious with a unanimous decision. Corpuz hasn’t been defeated since his debut fight in June of 2011. Corpuz is set to make his 5th appearance at the Emerald Queen Casino when he faces off against Lampkin at the Emerald Queen Casino for Battle at the Boat 89.
Horseman is trained by former world heavyweight champion, Joe “The Boss” Hipp and also happens to be the champ’s nephew. He will be making his professional debut going up against Tacoma native, Mike Joy(0-1-0).
Battle at the Boat 89 will take place at the Emerald Queen Casino on Saturday, November 3rd. Doors open at 6:00 PM with the first bell scheduled for 7:00 PM. Tickets are available online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/ and at the Emerald Queen Casino box office.