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Ballroom: Super-size it!

To say that the Thursday, June 11th Battle In The Ballroom show at the Irvine Marriott in Irvine, California is BIG, is an understatement. How about a 6’7” power forward from the University of Idaho…or a 6’7” quarterback from Northern Colorado University…or a 6’7” power forward from Notre Dame? That’ll be just some of the heavyweights in action at the Irvine Marriott, as promoter Roy Englebrecht has super-sized his Ballroom show.

The heavyweight bouts will feature the pro debut of former University of Idaho power forward 6’7” Lionel Davis who will tip the scale at 255lbs., and face Mike Finney. Also making his pro debut will be 6’3” Scott Alexander, who at 6’3”, 235 lbs and only 20-years-old, is being called the “Next Great Heavyweight” by those who have seen him spar, and will meet Chico’s pro debuter Jesus Hernandez. Rounding out the heavyweight portion of the June 11th show will be the return of 6’4” Joe Hanks, who impressed the Marriott crowd on April 8th, by knocking Lawson Baker from one side of the ring to the other in a lopsided win. He will face undefeated Hildo Silva who is 4-0 and from Mira Loma.

The pro debuts of two good female fighters will also be featured, as the top female fighter in Finland, Mia Etelapelto makes her USA debut, facing Atlanta’s Mia Henderson, who had a solid amateur career. Etelapelto is training with Freddie Roach at Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, and this 160lb battle of Mia’s will be exciting. In a great four rounder, Santa Ana’s 3-0 Arquimedez Garcia will face 2-1 Johnny Frazier from Las Vegas in a lightweight battle. Another four rounder sees Anaheim’s 1-0 Ramon Camacho meeting 2-0 Terrell Hendrix out of LA in a middleweight clash.,

Four USA Boxing heavyweight amateur bouts will take place when the doors open at 6:30pm so fans are encouraged to come early. The four bouts will feature former Notre Dame power forward Dennis Latimore (6’8” 249 lbs), former linebacker from Georgia Southern Cortez Reed (6’4” 230lbs), and former Northern Colorado quarterback Dominic Breazeale (6’7” 272 lbs). So fans are encouraged to come early to see the future of American heavyweight boxing.

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