PIER 6 PROMOTIONS
A NIGHT of HOT BOXING ACTION!!
FRIDAY OCTOBER 18 2013
Pier 6 Promotions would like to send a special invitation to all Boxing fans and future fans.
We will be holding our 1st Pier 6 Boxing Promotions right here in Tampa Florida Friday, Oct. 18th 2013.
Tampa Florida has a great reputation of putting on great Boxing events, and we will continue to follow the great reputation.
Pier 6 Promotions is not your regular Promotional company. We have put together a team of Promoters, Event Directors, TV Producers, Graphic Artist, Entertainment, and finally a Marketing team.
This will be an action packed night of Professional Boxing. We also have the support of the BTR Network (BehindTheRing.com). The BTR Network will bring you the day to day training and preparation of the fighters as they take they journey and compete on Friday Oct. 18th 2013.
A longtime fixture in the Florida boxing scene, promoter Ivan Echevarria is proud to announce that his new venture, Pier 6 Promotions, will be holding its inaugural boxing event on Friday October 18 at the Tampa Doubletree Hilton Hotel. Two title fights, and the best in national and local talent will be featured.
The Main Event features rising undefeated St. Pete light heavyweight Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic, as he takes his toughest test yet vs. Otis “Triple OG” Griffin in a 12 round IBU World Title fight. Local fight fans may remember Griffin being on the losing end of a highly disputed majority decision vs. Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy at the USF Sun Dome in 2009.
The evening’s Co-Main Event features the return of Sarasota fan favorite Aaron “The Jedi” Jaco. Aaron, one-half of the “Team Jaco” brothers, returns to action in Tampa for the first time in 2 years.
Also featured on the card is an WBU World Title bout featuring light welterweight female 6 TIME WORLD CHAMPION Lisa Garland. The remainder of the card showcases St. Pete female undefeated sensation Noemi “La Rebelde” Bosques, Paulie Simpson, Jean Colon de Jesus, the professional debut of Jared White, IDEL TORRIENTE and 3 additional bouts to be announced.
Doors open at 7:00pm, and the action starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now, and are priced at $25 General Admission, $35 Reserved Seating, and $75-$100 VIP Table Seating. VIP food & beverage packages are also available by calling Pier 6 Promotions at 813-309-9991. More information is also available at www.pier6promotions.com
THIS FIGHT IS FOR THE IBU WORLD TITLE BELT
Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the IBU resumed sanctioning professional fights under the name International Boxing Union in 1996.
This IBU is indeed “international” and their “world champions” have come from countries such as Barbados, Guyana, Germany, and Hungary.
One notable former IBU Heavyweight Champion was Shannon Briggs. Briggs went on to win the WBO title a few years later, after defeating Sergei Liakhovich in November 2006.
The IBU also sports three notable former Lightweight Champions in Bryan “Too Sharp” Lalanne(15-0-13 KO’s), Gary Balletto and Gregorio Vargas. Bryan at the age 21 was the first winner of the “The Contender Jr. Division “.Balletto was 29-1-2 before losing the IBU Lightweight title to Vargas in 2003. Balletto attempted a comeback in 2006 on ESPN’s “The Contender 2|The Contender”.
Other notable fights of the IBU were the two IBU World Super Middleweight title fights of Scott Pemberton. Scott “The Sandman” Pemberton and Omar Sheika that became ESPN2’s “Fight of the Year” in both 2003 and 2004. Now we seek the next generation of Champions in our tournament.