Heavyweight prospect Lenroy “TNT” Thomas tipped the scales at 245 pounds late on Friday afternoon in preparation for his showdown with veteran Gabe Brown at “HOOK CITY” on Saturday, August 15th at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi.

“We had a great camp and I’m truly in the best shape of my life. Working with Jeff Lacy in camp was truly a blessing for me. I can’t wait for the bell to ring tomorrow night” said Thomas.

Thomas is promoted by Chet Koerner’s TKO BOXING Promotions, originators of the “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” nationally acclaimed boxing series.

“This is the most focused and best shape Lenroy has been in since he turned pro. He’s ready to make a statement tomorrow night and let the boxing world know that he’s the best American based heavyweight” said Koerner.

The Jamaican born Thomas has lived in Tampa since he was 13. After losing his pro debut three years ago, he has run off twelve wins in a row, eight by knockout. The much more experienced Brown brings a record of 18-10-4 (12KO’s) into their scheduled six rounder.

Thomas has had two starts this year, most recently knocking out Wes Taylor on April 10th at the Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida . Prior to that he scored a four round shutout of Terrell Nelson on February 21st at New York City ’s Madison Square Garden on the undercard of the Miguel Cotto/Michael Jennings Welterweight World Title Bout.

“HOOK CITY” is headlined by two of the best left-hook punchers in boxing, 8-time world boxing champion Roy “Captain Hook” Jones, Jr. (53-5, 39 KOs) and 2-time super middleweight title-holder Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy (25-2, 17 KOs) and is presented by Square Ring Promotions in association with Left Hook Promotions and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.

Tickets, priced at $150.00, $125.00, $100.00, $75.00, $50.00 & $25.00 are on sale and available at all Ticketmaster locations by calling 800.745.3000, on line at and at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum box office.


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, cruiserweight Andres Taylor, super middleweights Joey Gilbert, Dennis Hasson and Fedor Chudinov, middleweights Peter Manfredo Jr., Elvin Ayala, Albert Onolunose, James Countryman and Dmitry Chudinov, junior middleweights Bastie Samir and Anthony Thompson, welterweights Juan Buendia and Raul Tovar, junior welterweights Cortez Bey, Francisco Contreras and Hastings Bwayla, lightweights Rolando Reyes, Mickey Bey Jr., and Terence Crawford, featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Delvin Placencia, Rafael Lora and Maxwell Awaku, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela and Carlos Reyes.

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


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