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The final press conference for “FISTS OF THUNDER II” turned heated in Johnstown, PA between the two main event fighters, Andres “TAYLOR MADE” Taylor and Simon “ONE PUNCH” Carr. Called to the podium to speak to the Johnstown, PA media and fans, Philadelphia’s Carr surprised local fan favorite Taylor by presenting him with an embroidered pillow which he suggested could be used after the predicted knockout. Said Carr, “Andres, after I knock you out, you can use this pillow while you’re sleeping.” Carr stated that the pillow was from his newly started “Punchline” apparel company, based in Philadelphia.
When it was his turn, Taylor was brief but pointed with his words. Laughing off the pillow, he addressed Carr’s bragging about being a “Philly” fighter. “You can be from anywhere Simon, it’s not where you’re from, it’s where you’re at and tomorrow night you’ll be in the ring with me.”
This will Taylor’s first title defense of his World Boxing Foundation Americas Cruiserweight Title.
Presented by TKO BOXING Promotions along with Team Taylor Made, “FISTS OF THUNDER II”, an action packed evening of world class professional boxing will be take place on Saturday night, May 2nd at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, PA.
Tickets, starting at $22, can be purchased at the box office on the night of the event. Doors will open at 6pm with the first bell at 7:30pm.
The Cambria County War Memorial Arena is located at 326 Napoleon St. in Johnstown.
The full bout lineup is;
Andres Taylor vs. Simon Carr
Anthony Thompson vs. Luis Lopez
Terri Blair vs. Adelita Irizarry
Jake Giuriceo vs. Aaron Anderson
Jesse Lubash vs. Chad Greenleaf
Terrance Crawford vs. Miguel Delgado