Gavronski to meet Ibarra in 10 Round Main Event at Battle at the Boat 98

Gavronski to Meet Ibarra in 10 Round Main Event at Battle at the Boat 98 on November 15th


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Tacoma, WA (October 23, 2014) On Saturday, November 15th, Brian Halquist Productions presents: Battle at the Boat 98; live from the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington with the first of six bouts scheduled to start at 7:00PM.


The main event of the evening will see talented Tacoma native, Mike Gavronski (14-1-1, 10 KOs) face off against Gerardo Ibarra (14-1-0, 8 KOs) of Houston, Texas in a 10-round bout. Gavronski’s most recent appearance came on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights where he lost in a close unanimous decision victory to the highly touted Tureano Johnson. The loss was Gavronski’s first in what has been a very successful start to his professional boxing career. Gavronski has proven himself a true knockout artist, with 10 of his 14 victories coming by way of stoppage and he’ll look to add another to his record when he takes on the young 24 year old, Gerardo Ibarra. After scoring knockout victories in 8 of his first 9 professional fights, Ibarra has shown he can also outlast most opponents, going the distance in each of his last 6 fights.


Tickets for Battle at the Boat 98, scheduled for Saturday November 15th at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA are on sale now and can be purchased at the Emerald Queen Casino Box Office and at all Ticketmaster outlets.. Ticket prices start at $25.


In the night’s semi-main event, Cameron Sevilla-Rivera (5-0, 4 KOs) will meet British Columbia’s Aubrey Morrow (6-1-2, 5 KOs) in a 6-round war. Riding a 5-fight win streak to begin his professional career, the heavy-handed 22 year old Sevilla-Rivera will be making his first appearance in a 6 round fight. After sitting out four years due to injuries and a lack of an opportunity in B.C, Aubrey Morrow made his comeback to the sport in July with a thunderous 3rdround TKO victory.


Also featured on the card will be the undefeated Marcelino Pineda (4-0, 4 KOs) who will come into the fight with a lot of hype surrounding him after scoring early knockout victories in each of his first four fights. Pineda will be taking on four time Tacoma Golden Gloves champion, Will Hughes (3-1, 3 KOs)


“The card top to bottom features not only the best northwest talent, but in a couple of fights the best of this region will be facing each other,” said promoter, Brian Halquist. “Gavronski and Ibarra is a war. The semi-main has the two best up and coming 160 pounders in the region facing each other in Morrow vs. Sevilla-Rivera. To top this show off, Marcelino Pineda will be facing Will Hughes, the four time Tacoma Golden Gloves champion. This is a card that any fight fan will thoroughly enjoy!”


Doors for Battle at the Boat 98 open at 6 PM with the first fight scheduled for 7 PM. For more information about Battle at the Boat 98 and all other Halquist Production events, please visit the official Facebook and Twitter pages of Battle at the Boat and CageSport MMA.


About Halquist Productions

Promoter, Brian Halquist started Halquist Productions in 1989 when he promoted up and coming heavyweight boxing contender, Joe “The Boss” Hipp. In 1997, the Emerald Queen Casino and Brian Halquist Productions started the popular northwest boxing series, “The Battle at the Boat,” bringing boxing back to the Pacific Northwest. Halquist Productions is the Northwest’s premier fight promotional company and has promoted events on Showtime, HBO and ESPN and also a co-produced Showtime’s historic boxing event in St. Lucia, West Indies. The Battle at the Boat continues to be the longest running boxing series out of any casino in the United States.


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