Surpassing last month’s promise to include at least one heavyweight bout on all future “Battle In The Ballroom” shows, promoter Roy Englebrecht will present three big heavyweight bouts on the Thursday, June 11th show at the Irvine Marriott. 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 255 lbs. Also making his pro debut will be 6’3″ Scott Alexander, who at 235 lbs and only 20-years-old, is being called the “Next Great Heavyweight” by those who have seen him spar. 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. Tickets priced at $32 and $40 are on sale at www.battleintheballroom.com.
Returning to the Marriott and looking for his second pro win will be Oxnard’s new star, Hugo “The Boss” Centeno, who stopped John Dunham in the second round on the April 8th show. Centeno is a star in the making as demonstrated by his elaborate outfit and the mariachis who serenaded his walk in. The pro debuts of two good female fighters will also be featured, as Finland’s top female fighter 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 160 lb battle of Mia’s will be exciting.
As an added bonus, when the doors open at 6:30pm we will offer three amateur heavyweight bouts featuring former Division 1 collegiate athletes, including former Notre Dame power forward Dennis Latimore (6’8″ 249 lbs), former Cal State Northridge power forward Chris Davis (6’7″ 256 lbs), and former Northern Colorado quarterback Dominic Breazeale (6’7″ 272 lbs). Fight fans are encouraged to come early to see the future of American heavyweights!