Omaha, NE (March 10, 2009) Fresh off an outstanding unanimous decision win this past Saturday night in York, Pennsylvania, lightweight prospect Terrance Crawford will head to Cincinnati on Saturday, March 21st, as one of the feature bouts at “3 THE HARD WAY”, an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing at the U.S. Bank Arena, presented by TKO BOXING Promotions and TMAX Events.

“Terrance really impressed in York, it was his second time there and this time fans got a chance to see his full array of world class skills against Travis Hartman in the four round bout. We’ve got big plans for Terrance in 2009 and look forward to his quick return on March 21st in Cincinnati where the fans are in for a real treat” said Chet Koerner, President of TKO BOXING Promotions and creator of the highly regarded “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” national boxing series.

The 21 year old Crawford won a fast paced and aggressive four round decision over Hartman in York this past Saturday, raising his undefeated record to 6-0-0 (3KO’s). He turned pro after an outstanding amateur career in which he was a two time national champion.

Said award winning manager Cameron Dunkin, “The sky is the limit for Terrance. If he stays in gym and continues to develop he can become a world champion. I want him to stay busy this year and fight often like just like others who became world champions that I’ve handled, Danny Romero, Diego Corrales, Kelly Pavlik and Steven Luevano."

Details of Crawford’s bout in Cincinnati will be announced shortly.

Also featured at “3 THE HARD WAY” is 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist Ricardo Williams Jr., popular Cincinnati native Rashad Holloway, former amateur standout and pro debuting Ron Siler, two time Olympian and amateur phenom Rau’Shee Warren, Detroit middleweight James Countryman and Cincinnati favorites David Long and Jessie Carradine. (Rau'Shee Warren will be fighting as an amateur).

Advance tickets, priced at $82.75, $43.75 and $26.75, for “3 THE HARD WAY” can be purchased online through Ticketmaster at or by phone at 513-562-4949.

The U.S. Bank Arena is located at 100 Broadway St. in Cincinnati , adjacent to the Great American Ball Park . Doors will open on the evening of the event at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm. Further information on the U.S. Bank Arena can be found on their website at

Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions stable includes; heavyweight Lenroy Thomas, super middleweight Joey Gilbert, middleweights Elvin Ayala, Albert Onolunose and James Countryman, junior middleweights Bastie Samir and Anthony Thompson, welterweight Juan Buendia and Raul Tovar, junior welterweights Jonathan Gover, Francisco Contreras and Hastings Bwayla, lightweights Rolando Reyes and Terrance Crawford, featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Delvin Plascencia, Rafael Lora and Maxwell Awaku, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela and Carlos Reyes.

Further information on TKO Boxing Promotions can be viewed at their newly remodeled website,

TC Howard and Max Brunis, highly successful Cincinnati businessmen, formed TMAX Events in 2008 to continuously bring world class professional boxing to area fans. Further information on TMAX Events is available at www.myspace/tmaxevents

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