CINCINNATI, OH, (March 19, 2009) Thursday was media day in Cincinnati as the featured local fighters on “3 THE HARD WAY”, held a public workout and hit the television and radio stations with thoughts on this Saturday night’s world class boxing event at the U.S. BANK ARENA.

Ricardo Williams Jr., Rashad Holloway and amateur phenom Rau'Shee Warren were on hand in the afternoon as media and fans turned out at the Mt. Auburn Community Center to see the trio make their final preparations.

Post Workout Quotes;

Welterweight Prospect and 2000 Silver Olympic Silver Medalist, Ricardo Williams Jr.

—“I’m thrilled to be fighting back at home. This is my fifth fight back since last June, maybe one or two more after this and I’m ready for a top ten fight.”

“You can’t dwell on the past or you’ll never move forward.”

Sensational welterweight prospect Rashad Holloway,

“This is my year to really further my career. My goal is to have eight fights this year and then challenge for a stepping stone title fight. I’ve learned so much in just the last six months in training and I’m really looking forward to putting on a terrific show for the hometown fans.”

“The three of us have known each other since we were little kids so it’s great to be fighting on the same card in Cincy.”

Amateur Phenom Rau’Shee Warren (2-Time U.S. Olympian);

—“I’m staying busy and staying sharp. I’m focused on the 2012 Olympics in London and another shot at the Gold Medal. These two guys are like my older brothers, it’s going to be fun to be on the same card as them.”

Presented by TKO BOXING Promotions and TMAX EVENTS, featured at “3 THE HARD WAY”, an evening of world class professional and amateur boxing are welterweight contender and 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist Ricardo Williams Jr., sensational welterweight prospect Rashad Holloway, current amateur phenom and two time US Olympian 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 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, 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,

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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