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More Sad news from the world of boxing as one of the truly gracious women who covered the sport passed on May 11th. I first met Katherine Dunn when we were covering fights at the Chinook Winds in Lincoln City. I was a guy trying my hand at sports writing and trying to capture the essence of the battles, and she was an award winning writer, story teller, public presenter, and a genuinely nice woman. She took the time to talk to me about writing and the sport, and yes, we even talked about her novel Geek Love. Every time we saw each other she greeted me like a friend. I had not seen Katherine for a while, and when I heard she had passed, I was obviously saddened. One need not have an everyday friendship to miss someone like her. Even in short, every so often moments, she made an impression. I know that I am a better person, and I think a better boxing writer because I knew Katherine Dunn.

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Gavronski returns, Carr to make U.S. debut at Battle at the Boat 107
Undefeated Australian champion to face local favorite in super middleweight main event
TACOMA, Wash. A top-10 world ranking could be at stake when undefeated Australia champion Jake Carr makes his U.S. debut against hometown favorite Mike Gavronksi in the main event of Battle at the Boat 107 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. on Sept. 10.

Carr, a native of Victoria, Australia, brings a stellar 11-0 record into the 10-round super middleweight bout with four victories coming via knockout. One of those KOs came against Zac Awad (18-4-1) on Dec. 12, 2013. The win claimed the Australian super middleweight crown for Carr, a title he has yet to lose.

Gavronksi brings an equally impressive record (20-2-1) into the contest. Known for his toughest, Gavronksi turned into a fan favorite at the Emerald Queen by winning five consecutive fights at the Tacoma casino over a one-year span. His winning streak ended in his last outing, however, when he lost to Dashon Johnson on Nov. 7. The contest, which was for the WBA-NABA USA super middleweight championship, was a rematch from their Jan. 1, 2015 fight, which Gavronski won.

Gavronski’s only other career setback occurred against current WBC Silver middleweight champion Tureano Johnson two years ago when Gavronski lost by decision in a bout for the vacant WBC Continental Americas middleweight title.

“This main event has so many intriguing subplots heading into it. Mike is attempting to rebound from a rare loss, Jake is fighting in the United States for the first time and trying to stay undefeated, and the winner of this fight could very easily see themselves ranked in the top 10 depending on the outcome,” said promoter Brian Halquist. “It’s just a fantastic match-up. Gavronksi always puts on a show for the Tacoma crowd and from what I’ve seen from Carr, it’s a world class main event.”

Tickets are available through the EQC box office and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Preliminary bouts start at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Battle at the Boat 107 will feature the all new VIP experience with 3rd Row Seats being discounted to $75 per ticket. All fans seated in in the VIP section (rows 1-3) will have an exclusive access point and a dedicated server to help create a true VIP experience.

The six-bout card will also feature a semi-main at 150 pounds between Andre Keys and Antonio Neal, and featured undercard bouts with crowd favorite Andres Reyes and local MMA superstar Drew Brokenshire.

Battle at the Boat 107 is brought to you by Brian Halquist Productions. For more information, please visit and the Battle at the Boat Facebook page.

Battle at the Boat 107 Card
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016
10 Round Main Event 168 pounds
Mike Gavronski (20-2-1) vs. Jake Carr (11-0-0)
5 Round Semi Main Event 150 pounds
Andre Keys (1-1-0) vs. Antonio Neal (4-5-0)
5 Round Featured Bout 138 pounds
Ramel Snegur (1-0-0) vs. Andres Reyes (4-1-1)
4 Round Undercard Bouts
147-pounds: Gabriel Solario (1-2-1) vs. Drew Brokenshire (1-0-0)
152-pounds: Nate Serrano (4-3-2) vs. Will Fernandez (0-5-0)
157-pounds: Lexus Pagampao (0-1-0) vs. Ryan Schecterson (debut)


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UPDATED June 10th The Pacific Northwest Boxing Rankings. See which NW fighters make their debut and which ones move up or down in this edition of the rankings. Let the discussion begin - there is a bit of movement in the newest rankings, and some inactive fighters have been dropped.

Silver Wolkf Fight Promotions

Ferguson scores fourth consecutive win, Caferro wins

August 11, 2016

PNW Promotions

A night of knockout wins by Apostol, Fundora, Ferguson, Cooper and Quinnett

June 25th 2016

Brian Halquist and the Emerald Queen Casino

Chicas slips by Green, Tadeo scores KO

June 11th 2016

White Delight Promotions Rogue Valley Rumble

Wilson wins in decision over Bissett, Gallardo and Sevilla-Rivera win

May 21th 2016

Gloved Up Promotions and Strawson Boxing in Nanaimo, BC

Dashon Johnson continues to win; Wierzbicki impressive; Huber and Dowsett in a war

May 13th 2016


Hard Knocks Fight Promotions in Kalispell, Montana

Guzman and Ferguson score impressive wins New photos added

April 8, 2016

Pacific Northwest Amateurs

Wallace Fight Night 3

April 9th 2016

The Muhammed Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky is open for visitors. The center is a must see for all boxing fans, but it offers much more. Take a look at some of the interesting and inspirational exhibits that await you.

2016 Fight Schedule *

September 8th Smelter City Smackdown Historic Washoe Park, Anaconda, Montana

September 9th Clash at the Cascades Coast Hotel and Convention Centre, Langley BC.

September 10th. Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington Brian Halquist Promotions

September 24 Rogue Valley Rumble V, Jackson County Expo Center, Medford, Oregon, White Delight Promotions

September 24th Harmony Hall. Olympia, Washington PNW Pro Boxing Promotions

October 15th Clear Water Casino, Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

November 19th. Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington Brian Halquist Promotions

December 31st Harmony Hall. Olympia, Washington PNW Pro Boxing Promotions

*Subject to Change
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