(MAR 27) (Merrillville, In) - During
"Date With Destiny" on Saturday, April 25th at the Hammond Civic
Center, Jimmy Perez Jr. and Tiffany Perez, who are brother and
sister, are scheduled for the first time to fight on the same card.
Jimmy Jr. will look to continue his stellar professional career,
while Tiffany wants to declare herself as the best female amateur
"Date With Destiny" is going to be such a special event for many
reasons and having a brother and sister displaying their amazing
talents on the same card is going to make it even more special,"
said Octavius James, C.E.O. of One In A Million Inc.
Tiffany and Jimmy Perez/brother-sister
Jimmy Jr. enters his bout after
winning a brutal four-round decision over Nick Whiting on Jan.
23rd at "SLUGFEST 2009," but he doesn't have any worries about
his sister when she enters the ring. "(Tiffany) is really good,
so I don't worry about her because she is that good," said Jimmy
"We have two different styles, I have this come right at you
style and she has this matrix style where she never gets hit,"
added Jimmy Jr. "It's exciting and for me its entertainment and
a chance for me and my sister to fight at the same time."
Tiffany, who is a 2007 and 2008 Chicago Golden Gloves champion,
will be squaring off against another former Chicago Golden
Gloves champion in Echo Sneed in a special amateur bout. "It was
a big opportunity when Octavius made us aware that the bouts
were taking place," said Perez who will be competing for her
third straight Chicago Golden Gloves title on April 3rd.
"Our family is extremely excited, my mom drives around with a
box of posters in her car," added Tiffany. Jimmy Jr. and Tiffany
both are Hammond residents and currently attending Purdue
University Calumet, with Jimmy Jr. majoring in mechanical
engineering and Tiffany aiming towards a Pre-med degree.
"Date With Destiny" will also feature "Merciless" Mary McGee
(16-0, 10 KOs) vs. Kristy "Rose" Follmar (16-1, 9 KOs) in the
Main Event for two world titles and the Co-Main Event will
showcase Michael "Midnight Stalker" Walker (19-1-2, 12 KOs) vs.
Orphius Waite (4-0, 3 KOs). Derrick "Superman" Findley (13-2, 8
KOs), Ed "2 Fast 2 Furious" Ochoa (7-0, 7 KOs), Josh Crouch
(3-0, 3 KOs), Angel Hernandez (11-3, 9 KOs), "Big" Ty Ortiz
(Debut) will also be in action.
Tickets for "Date With Destiny" can be purchased at VIP $100,
VIP ringside $75, ringside $50, and general admission $30 and
they are available from any Ticket Master location at (219)
791-1234, (312) 559-1212, (866) 438-7372, TicketMaster.com or at
the Hammond Civic Center Box Office (219) 853-6378.
Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Ave. Hammond, IN located just 20
minutes from downtown Chicago, doors will open at 6 p.m. with
the first bout at 8 p.m. Source/PR