RASHAD HOLLOWAY: FULL SPEED AHEAD
JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT LOOKS TO HUGE 2009
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Sensational junior middleweight prospect Rashad Holloway has arrived in his native Cincinnati, Ohio for his feature bout this Saturday night at the U.S. Bank Arena as part of “3 THE HARD WAY”, an outstanding evening of world class boxing presented by TKO BOXING Promotions and TMAX EVENTS.
Holloway, 9-1-0 with five knockouts will face heavy handed Puerto Rican Doel Carrasquillo, 12-10-1 (10KO’s) in his return home from his training headquarters at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California.
“This is an important year for me, the last two years I’ve only fought twice, but I want to be much more active in 2009. Eight fights this year would be perfect for me” said Holloway.
For the last two years Holloway has trained under the watchful eye of Eric Brown at the Wild Card Gym.
Continued Holloway “Moving out to there was the best thing for me. It’s just easier to get things done for me professionally in Los Angeles. Being able to work with guys like Pacquaio and seeing what it takes to be a world champion has had a terrific effect on me.”
Long known in the gym circles of Southern California as a great sparring partner, Holloway feels his time is now.
“I’ve sparred with numerous world champions from 140 up to 168. Now it’s time to apply what I’ve learned into my performance in the ring and I’m very confident that I’ll be successful. By the end of the year, I’d like to face a top ten fighter at 154.”
In his last bout Holloway knocked out Junior Ramos in the fourth round on August 30, 2008 in Cincinnati.
“I feel great right now, hopefully there will be no more long layoffs. It’s terrific to be fighting at home, these people have known me since I was a little kid.”
Also featured at “3 THE HARD WAY” is 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist Ricardo Williams Jr., two time Olympian and current amateur phenom Rau’Shee Warren, highly regarded lightweight prospect Terrance Crawford, former amateur standout and pro debuting Ron Siler, Detroit middleweight James Countryman and Cincinnati favorites David Long and Jessie Carradine.
Advance tickets, priced at $82.75, $43.75 and $26.75, for “3 THE HARD WAY” can be purchased online through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com 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 www.usbankarena.com.
Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions, originator of the “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” national boxing series, 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, www.tkoboxingpromotions.com
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