(APR 7) Indianapolis, In - On Friday,
April 10th at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, NABC Lightweight
Champion of the World "Merciless" Mary McGee (16-0, 10 KOs) and the
WBF Light Welterweight Champion of the World Kristy "Rose" Follmar
(16-1, 9 KOs) will invade Indianapolis, Indiana when the pair of
champions sit down for a press conference at the Rock Steady Boxing
Training Facility, 2002 Wellesley Blvd., just weeks before they step
into the ring for "Date With Destiny" at the Hammond Civic Center,
on Saturday, April 25th.
|Gary, IN's McGee and Indianapolis, IN's Follmar will be aiming for
two of the biggest prizes in boxing when they meet in the ring,
McGee's NABC Lightweight World Championship and the vacant WBC
Lightweight Welterweight World Championship, but at the
Training Facility they will sit down together for just the second
At their most recent press conference at Hooters in Schererville,
McGee declared that a loss would end her career. "Nobody's coming
out of retirement to beat me, not Kristy Follmar, not Eva, nobody,"
said McGee. "If I lose to Kristy, I'm quitting."
Follmar, who is the executive director at Rock Steady Boxing, shot
right back at McGee. "It's everybody's time to lose at some point,"
said Follmar. "I have one loss on my record and if it's Mary's time
to lose, she'll bounce back."
Octavius James, C.E.O. of One In A Million, Inc., could feel the
electricity in the air when these two world class athletes met at
their first press conference. "If someone in attendance at that
press conference couldn't tell that these two world champions wanted
to get things started right there, then I don't know what to tell
you," said James.
"We just want to thank the wonderful people at Rock Steady for the
opportunity to give these two warriors one more chance to tell the
world their intentions come "Date With Destiny" before they get a
chance to lace it up and put together one of the best fights the
world has to offer," added James.
The two young world champions will also be stopping by the Indiana
Golden Gloves on Thursday, April 9th at the Tyndall Armory in
Indianapolis. "Without Golden Gloves, boxing wouldn't have world
class fighters like McGee and Follmar, both of which have won Golden
Gloves titles and we just want to show some appreciation for Golden
Gloves," said James.
Also featured on the "Date With Destiny" card is a brother and
sister pair "The Pit Bull" Jimmy Perez Jr. (4-1, 1 KOs) and Tiffany
Perez as they make their first appearance on the same fight card and
the Co-Main Event will showcase Michael "Midnight Stalker" Walker
(19-1-2, 12 KOs) vs. Orphius Waite (4-0, 3 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
Tickets for this spectacular "Date with Destiny" are on sale now.
Tickets 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 or www.TicketMaster.com and at the Hammond Civic Center box
office (219) 853-6378.
The Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Ave. just 20 minutes from
downtown Chicago will open doors at 6 p.m. with the first bout at 8