Boxing News: Quezada vs Van Sickel; Paschall/Hill; More

Manuel “El Toro” Quezada (26-4, 16 KO’s) is back in action April 23, 2009 when the Tachi Place Casino hosts the “Best of Both Worlds PFC/Boxing” fight card. Quezada, who currently holds the WBC CABOFE heavyweight title, battles Chad Van Sickel in a scheduled ten round bout. “I’m excited that I’m able to get back in the ring and stay busy,” Quezada said .

“In my last fight, I felt real comfortable and scored a nice knockout. I credit that to a great training camp. I’m getting the best work sparring at Joe Goossen’s gym in Van Nuys CA. My goal is to continue winning and climb up the WBC rankings and eventually crack the top ten by the end of this year. I’m willing to fight anyone anywhere.” Look for Manuel to come forward and bring the fight to Van Sickel as he looks to extend on his 15-fight winning streak.

The Palace Fighting Championship in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions bring you the action. Doors open up at 5:30 pm with the first bout starting at 6:00. The weigh-ins will be open to the public on Wednesday April 22 slated to start at 4:00 pm. Fans can join the fighters at The Den Sports Bar located on the third floor of Tachi Palace Casino. For more information please visit or


BALTIMORE, MD (March 31, 2009) Super middleweight fan favorite, Mike “THE PERSECUTOR” Paschall wrapped up his training for fans and media on Tuesday afternoon just two days prior to his showdown on Thursday night with Sam “THE PUNCHING POLICEMAN” Hill at Michaels’ Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, Maryland, just outside of Baltimore.

“We’ve trained hard and now we’ll fight hard. I’m in great shape and ready for whatever Hill brings to the ring on Thursday night” said Paschall after his workout.

The Paschall/Hill bout headlines an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing presented by Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions, home of the nationally acclaimed “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” series.

Tickets, starting at $35.00, can be purchased in advance, by calling the Ballroom Boxing box office at 410-766-7474. Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm. Michael’s Eighth Avenue is located at 7220 Grayburn Dr. , in Glen Burnie , MD.

Paschall, 18-1-1 (4KO’s), is coming off a terrific six round decision win over James Johnson on November 20th at Michael’s Eighth Ave. On August 2nd, Paschall lost a Showtime broadcast battle to Andre Dirrell when the bout was stopped in the fourth round due to a bad cut.

Hill, 17-10-1 (10KO’s), an active member of the St. Louis police force, has faced numerous world champions and contenders in his twelve year career including Jermain Taylor, Rico Hoye, Sebastien Demers, Prince Badi Ajamu, Maselino Masoe and most recently Travis Simms. In 2001, he scored a ninth round TKO of former junior middleweight champion David Reid.

Also featured this Thursday at Michaels’ Eighth Avenue is sensational featherweight prospect Matt Remillard, undefeated Nigerian contender Albert Onolunose, highly regarding junior lightweight prospect and former amateur standout Mickey Bey Jr. along with Baltimore fan favorites Tyrell Samuel and Julius Kennedy.

Sal Musumeci’s Final Forum Boxing and Super Boxeo Team Up with Fox Sports Español!

Sal Musumeci’s Final Forum has teamed up with Mario Ragazzo of Super Boxeo and signed a 3-year deal to promote 50 shows per year on Fox Sports Español.“I am proud and honored to bring this 2 hour program to the boxing fans,” said an ecstatic Musumeci. “Our mission is to bring the best boxing available to our audience around the world.” The show will be available to over 150 million viewers in North America, and will take place every Saturday night with the inaugural show airing on May 2, 2009 on Fox Sports Español. In addition to the Main Event and Co-feature, the show will also feature a 3-minute highlight reel of the under-card bouts so TV audiences can familiarize themselves with the future Main Event fighters of the sport. This is just one of the many exciting segments planned for this broadcast. Stay tuned for more on this monumental Boxing Series.