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Brinson-Williams for NY State middleweight title

Promoter Barry Halbritter of AASHA Record Breakers, Inc. presents the battle for the New York State middleweight title plus introduces undefeated Ghanaian KO artist Samuel Kotey Neequaye (17-0, 14 KOs) to the U.S. this Saturday at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY.

In the main event, Neequaye makes his U.S. debut against Federico Flores Jr. (7-4-1, 2 KOs) of Mission, TX. Neequaye is from Accra, Ghana, the same hometown of the legendary Azumah Nelson, who is widely considered as the greatest African boxer. Neequaye – who is nicknamed – “Unbelievable” – represented Ghana at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

In the co-main event, reigning New York State middleweight champion Nick Brinson (9-1-2, 5 KOs) of Geneva will defend his title against cross-state rival Markus Williams (10-2, 1 KO) of Schenectady. Brinson and Williams clashed back in August 2009 in a close fight that Brinson won but it had “rematch” written all over it.

The undercard is packed top local talent, including super middleweight Andy Mejias (11-0, 4 KOs) from nearby Utica.

Doors open at 6:30p and the first bout is at 7:30p. Tickets are still available at the Turning Stone Resort Casino box office (315.361.7469) and at Ticketmaster outlets (including online).

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