(JUNE 28) Hollywood Casino Bay St.
Louis, MS and Les Bonano of “BRAWLIN’ IN N’AWLINS announce that the
weigh-in will take place in the Magnolia Room at 5 P.M. on Friday,
July 9, 2010. Entrance is on the first floor of the Hotel on the Bay
St. Louis Casino property. The six separate power-packed fights will
be held at 8 P.M. on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at 8 P.M.
In the main event Middleweight Zane “The Train,” Marks (17 wins – 5
losses, 10 KO’s) from Golden Meadow, Louisiana, will go head to head
with Derrick “Superman,” Findley (16 wins – 3 losses, 10 KO’s).
Findley hails from Gary, Indiana
Marks, who at age 17 was trained by the late Frank James from Baton
Rouge, LA, and is managed by Damien St. Pierre, has been in the ring
with former Champions Will McIntyre and Lucien Bute. Marks lost by
split decision in his latest bout against the World Boxing Council’s
#8 ranked fighter Kingsley Ikeke in a bout that put Ikele’s NABA
title on the line.
Findley is a hard fighter, and his losses came at the hands of
unbeaten fighters Andre Ward and Andre Dirrell, rated in the Top
Three in the World Rankings.
Female boxer April Ward (6 wins – 1 loss, 6KO’s) from Batesville,
Arkansas, will return to the Hollywood ring where she was handed her
only defeat earlier this year. She will face hard-hitting Melisenda
Perez (6 wins – 1 loss – 1 draw, 4 KO’s) from Kansas City, MO in
their four-round bout.
THREE OF THE AREA’S BEST AMATEUR FIGHTERS WILL BE MAKING THEIR PRO
DEBUTS. Kyle Bullock of Ocean Springs, MS is scheduled to fight
Jamond Bourgeois (1 win – 0 losses) from New Orleans, LA. Casey
Adams from Golden Meadow, LA will start his professional boxing life
after a very celebrated amateur career winning the Jr. Olympics and
the Golden Glove Championships. He will fight in the Welterweight
Division against rookie Lekirk Pringle from Mobile, AL.
The undercard will feature unbeaten Marcus McDaniel (3 w – 0 –
losses) from New Orleans, LA, versus Omar Ballard (7 wins – 15
losses) from Columbus, MS. “McDaniel is the hottest prospect to come
out of New Orleans in many years, and don’t let Ballard’s record
fool you – this IS going to be a SLUGFEST!” said Bonano.