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New “Battle at the Boat” headliner

Lightweights Jose “Loco” Hernandez (13-5-1, 5 KOs) and Robert Osiobe (12-5-4, 6 KOs) have replaced the Juan Garcia-John Jackson bout as the main event for “Battle at the Boat 88” on August 18 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. The original headliner was scrapped due to undisclosed unforeseen circumstances. “Strange things take place in this sport, but as you know, everything happens for a reason,” stated promoter Brian Halquist, CEO of Halquist Productions. “I love the new main event and this is going to be a slugfest. Both men fought top-notch opposition and are eager to make a statement. For some reason, almost all of the replacement fights on my card turned out to be better than the original one was expected to be.” The Hernandez-Jackson bout is set for ten rounds.

Retired Marine and local superstar Nate Serrano, 4-1-1 (3 KOs), will look to best Osvaldo Rojas, 6-2 (2 KOs), in the semi-main event. Serrano, of Yakima, WA, and Portland, OR’s Rojas fought to an entertaining six round draw in June and agreed to a rematch just minutes after exiting the ring. The rematch is set for six rounds in the welterweight division.

The undercard also pits junior welterweights Portland native Ray Lampkin Jr., 1-0, against Yakima’s Randell Corpuz 2-1-1. Lampkin is the son of Ray Lampkin Sr., who challenged legend Roberto Duran for the lightweight title in 1975. In a battle of debuting cruiserweights looking to make a statement, Cody Kraylavich meets Cody Gates in a four round affair.

Tickets starting at $25 are available at the EQC box office or by going to

Additional bouts will be added shortly.

Doors open at 6 pm and the opening bell is scheduled for 7.

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