TKO hits Iowa City!

This Saturday night, May 1st in Iowa City, TKO Boxing Promotions’ Terence Crawford, J’Leon Love and Michael Finney will battle at “May Mayhem,” an action packed professional boxing event set for the Johnson County 4-H Fairgrounds.

The 22 year old Crawford, sporting an undefeated record of 10-0-0 with seven knockouts, will battle veteran lightweight Marty Robbins, 23-45-1 (15KO’s), in a scheduled six rounder.

After an outstanding amateur career, Crawford has used his fast hands and excellent boxing skills to impress fight fans across the country since turning professional two years ago. Saturday night’s start will be the first of 2010 for Crawford who knocked out Corey Sommerville in the second round on December 19, 2009 in his last bout.

Detroit’s J’Leon Love, 3-0-0 (3KO’s), has quickly made a name as a newcomer to watch in the super middleweight division. Ending each of his first three bouts with brutal early knockouts, the 22 year old Love has displayed cannon like power in both hands.

In Iowa City, Love will face Ottumwa, Iowa’s Jeremy Marts, 5-9-0 (3KO’s), in a bout scheduled for four rounds. On March 25th, Love added to his perfect knockout run, stopping Bryan Smith in the second round at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles .

Turning pro at the age of 18, welterweight Michael Finney, 2-0-0 (2KO’s) has displayed outstanding boxing skills and knockout power, stopping each of his first two opponents in the first round with crunching body shots. On April 2nd, the Smiths Station, Alabama native stopped Jordan Washington at the RIO Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada .

Saturday night, Finney will face off against St. Joseph, Missouri’s Bobby Larson, 0-2, in a four round bout.

Presented by WIN BY KO Promotions, advance tickets for MAY MAYHEM, starting at $25 can be purchased by calling 319-338-1633. Doors open on the evening of the event at 6pm. The Johnson County 4-H Fairgrounds is located at 4261 Oak Crest Hill Road SE , C Building in Iowa City.


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 and  Joseph Elegele, lightweights Edner Cherry, Rolando Reyes,  Terence Crawford and Fidel Maldonado, featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Dat Nguyen, Delvin Placencia, Rafael Lora, Maxwell Awaku and Robert Rodriguez, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela and Dodie Boy Penalosa Jr., bantamweight Leo Santa Cruz and flyweights Rayonta Whitfield and Randy Caballero.

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