Boxing returns to Green Bay, Wisconsin on April 9th as the Oneida Casino along with John Petitjean’s Championship Productions presents a super middleweight battle between Milwaukee veteran Kendall Gould (12-14-1, 6 KOs) and Aaron Pryor, Jr. (12-2, 9 KOs) scheduled for eight rounds. Pryor, the son of former world champion and Hall of Fame junior welterweight Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor, has been training in Newark, New Jersey with his father who will be attending the fights. Pryor is co-managed by another Hall of Famer in trainer Emanuel Steward.
“I think it is time to make my move in boxing and feel I am ready,” said Pryor. “I had very little amateur ex- perience, but have been working hard and will put on a good fight.” Pryor says he knows little about Gould, but expects a exciting scrap.
Gould is coming off an upset decision victory over former amateur stand-out Skyler Thompson in Milwaukee. “I know that this is my big chance to score an upset over a ‘name’ fighter in Pryor. He is not his father, and I am coming to win in my home state.”
Pryor was a former Cincinnati Golden Gloves Champion as an amateur. Gould was one of the most decorated amateurs out of Wisconsin. He won five State Championships, along with a Gold Medal in the prestigious Blue & Gold Tournament. He captured a National Championship in the PAL Tournament and competed in the Eastern Olympic Trials in a career of over 300 bouts.
“This is my chance and you’re gonna see the best Kendall Gould on the 9th,” declared Gould.
There will be a press conference and weigh-in at the main Casino Lounge on Wednesday at 3:00 P.M. that is open to the public. The main event fighters will be in attendance.
Aaron Pryor, Sr. will also be available for pictures and autographs with fans.
Milwaukee’s Justin Danforth will battle Mike Davis of Turtle Mountain, North Dakota in a welterweight bout scheduled for six rounds. Danforth is a favorite with local boxing fans and once fough a technical draw with Ro- berto Duran, Jr. at the casino.
Two upcoming super featherweights, Rockford’s Anthony Linenfelser and undefeated James Owens of Milwaukee will meet in a bout scheduled for four rounds.
There will be two additional bouts.
Doors open at 7:00 P.M. and the first bell is at 8:00 P.M. Tickets on-sale now at all Oneida Casino Ticket Star locations, online at www.ticketstaronline.com or call 1-800-895-0071. Cash, Discover, MasterCard, American Express and VISA accepted. Limit 8 tickets per person, per show. No refunds.