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Prevost aims to derail “Kidfire”

Light heavyweight Blake “The Candyman” Prevost (15-2-1, 5 KOs) is intent on showing former world title challenger Will “Kidfire” McIntyre (40-4-1, 14 KOs) what happens when you try to dip your toe into a brutal sport like boxing when the two meet in the 10-round main event this Saturday night (January 22) at the Hollywood Casino in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi. Currently at the tail end of what he calls a “perfect” training camp, Prevost says he’s going spoil McIntyre’s first return to the ring in two years.

“I’m offended they even chose me for his comeback opponent,” admitted Prevost. “I hope he does think that because I lost my last fight I’m going to be an easy mark. It’ll make it that much better when I stop him. You don’t sit out two years and then take on a guy like me. He’s not Sugar Ray Leonard.”

Prevost, a former All Marine and National Amateur Champion, says the fact that he unexpectedly lost his last fight by an abbreviated technical decision due to head butt against Ohio’s Romero Johnson may turn out to work in his favor.

“They’re basing their decision to fight me on that one terrible night and in a way, I’m glad it happened now because I’m going to put a beating on McIntyre and use him for springboard into the light heavyweight division’s ratings.”

Prevost’s promoter, Kerry Daigle of Keeppunching Entertainment, agrees that Prevost is more than just a live underdog in this contest. “Blake’s going to win. I’m sure of it. Since coming back from his injury he’s been very active. His conditioning is tremendous and his hands are just too fast for a guy who’s been on the shelf as long as McIntyre.”

Prevost vs. McIntyre is presented by Leslie Bonano’s Brawlin in Nawlins. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at the gift shop in the Hollywood Casino or by calling 800.229.2683.

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