Cote makes American debut

Sensational junior lightweight prospect Pier Olivier Cote of Charlesbourg, Quebec, Canada will make his US debut this Saturday night at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, GA as part of TKO Boxing Championship Fight Night.

The 25 year old Cote, sporting a record of 9-0-0 (6KO’s) will battle Coon Rapids, Minnesota veteran Willshaun Boxley, 5-4-0 (3KO’s), who has never been stopped inside the distance, in a scheduled six round bout. Cote is signed to Canada’s highly regarded promotional outfit InterBox.

Following an outstanding amateur career that compiled a record of 65 wins and ten losses with numerous Canadian titles, Cote has quickly become a fast rising prospect since turning professional two years ago.

Fighting nine times over a two year period, Cote most recently won a ten round unanimous decision on November 28th over Jason Hayward in Quebec City, earning Canada’s Junior Lightweight Title. Prior to the title bout, the heavy handed Cote had won four in a row by knockout.

“We are very excited about Pier-Olivier’s debut in America, and equally so with our newly founded affiliation with Chet Koerner and his outstanding team at TKO Boxing Promotions.  We certainly hope this will be the start of a long and mutually beneficial association between our two companies” states Jean Bedard, President of InterBox.

Cote’s fight will be broadcast in Canada LIVE on the Super Channel #2 at 9pm. Quebec boxing fans can also catch his fight live at any of the province’s Cage-aux-Sports restaurants.

Also featured on the undercard at TKO Boxing Championship Fight Night are former world title challenger Edner Cherry and outstanding prospects; Melbourne, Florida’s Joseph Elegele, Quebec, Canada’s Mikael Zewski, Detroit’s J’Leon Love and Alabama’s Michael Finney.

Advance tickets for the TKO Boxing Championship Fight Night are priced from $27 to $102 (including a $2.00 facility fee) and on sale through the Augusta Entertainment Complex Box Office, (, by phone at 1-877-4AUGTIX or in person at the Augusta Entertainment Complex Box Office, 601 Seventh Street).

A $5.00 in person box office discount for all military, police and fire personnel along with college students with proper ID is available in all price ranges until February 26th. The Bell Auditorium is located at 712 Telfair Street in Augusta, Georgia; doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm.


Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions, originators of the “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” national boxing series, stable includes; heavyweight Lenroy Thomas, cruiserweight Andres Taylor, super middleweight Fedor Chudinov, middleweights Peter Manfredo Jr., Elvin Ayala, James Countryman, Dmitry Chudinov and J’Leon Love, junior middleweights Bastie Samir, welterweights Demetrius Hopkins, Bradley Blankenship, Mikael Zewski, Leti Leti and Eric Mendez, junior welterweights Francisco Contreras, Joseph Elegele and Hastings Bwalya, lightweights Edner Cherry, Rolando Reyes,  Terence Crawford and Fidel Maldonado Jr., featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Dat Nguyen, Delvin Placencia, Rafael Lora, Maxwell Awaku and Robert Rodriguez, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela, bantamweight Leo Santa Cruz and flyweight Rayonta Whitfield

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