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Congratulations to Aubrey Morrow, selected as the Western Region Fighter of the Year by Canadian Boxiana. Read about that HERE. We certainly agree with GM Ross in the selection of Morrow.

Upcoming Event:

On Friday, January 30th at 7pm, “Rage at the Reef VII” Live Championship Mixed Martial Arts in the Cage; tickets starting at $44.00. The Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa and the National Fighting Championships presents Rage at the Reef VII. Featuring a NFC 5 round championship title fight and 9 great under card fights. Come meet UFC Hall of Fame Fighter Tito Ortiz.

Hard Knocks Fight Promotions to Stage Boxing/MMA Card
In Kalispel, Montana February 7th
By Ricardo Ibarra

Fighter turned promoter Jesse Uhde and his recently formed Hard Knocks Fight Promotions return to the Flathead Count Fairgrounds in Kalispel, Montana Saturday, February 7th for the second show of the new promotion. For an area that had been devoid of professional boxing, the recent addition of a local promoter has been a shot in the arm for local fans. Last October Uhde hosted his first show, taking on the role of both promoter and headliner. The fans came out in droves, packing the venue and showing a huge support for local combat sports. They were not disappointed as they were treated to a great night of fighting, capped off by a war between Uhde and Billings, Montana's Daniel Gonzalez. With eight fights scheduled, once again catering to both major segments of the fight world, this show promises to deliver another exciting night.

Uhde will once again take on double duty, serving as both event promoter and headliner.
Fighting for the vacant Montana State Super Middleweight title in the eight round main event, Uhde will fight a rematch with Gonzalez in a fight that local fans clamored for. Their last fight was a back and forth brawl with both combatants giving and taking their fair share of punishment. Uhde won the fight, but it was a very closely contested bout. Both guys wanted the rematch, feeling that the fight could have gone either way, and with the demand from locals to see it once again, the stage is set for another exciting fight.

Seven undercard fights are scheduled featuring top local talent. In a professional boxing match, Anthony Sullivan, of Billings, Montana, will take on Andrew Howk in a scheduled four round light heavyweight match-up. Amateur MMA Stand-out Micheal Kuehne will make his professional MMA debut. He'll be taking on Great Falls, Montana's Blake Green in a four rounder. Five non-pro boxing and MMA fights round out the card.

Tickets to the family-friendly event can be purchased at Fatt Boys Bar and Grille located at 1307 U.S. 2, Kalispell, MT 59901. General Admission tickets are priced at a very reasonable $15. VIP tickets are priced at $20, ringside $55 and tables, which seat 10 people, are $400. Doors to the event are scheduled to open at 6pm, with the first fight set to start at 7pm. The Flathead County Fairgrounds are located at 265 N. Meridian RD., Kalispell, Montana 59901. The event will feature food and other concessions. For more info check out the Hard Knocks Fight Promotions Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/hardknockspromotions

 

 

Jennifer Hamann made her professional debut as a boxer on July 11th on the undercard of the ESPN2 show that featured Tureano Johnson amd Mike Gavronski. Hamann scored a unanimous decision win over Ariel Beck in that fight, but her biggest fight was come six days later. Hamann has been diagnosed with a brain tumer, and must undergo treatment.

Treatmrnt for such tumors is expensive. Jennifer can use the support of anyone willing to help her out. For more information, and to help out, please go to Jennifer's Go Fund Me site.

 

 

Sue Fox and WBAN have initiated a petition to the International Olympic Committee asking them to increase the number of weight divisions in Women's Boxing for the 2016 Olympic Games. Please add your name to the petition and help to increase the number of women athletes who will have an opportunity to compete on the international stage. Access the petition HERE.
Part One of an article explaining how the commissions in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho and British Columbia determine whether to approve proposed bouts.

 

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UPDATED January 24 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. It has been suggested that we add a Men's Pound for Pound category. Send us an email with your suggestions.

Brian Halquist at the emerald Queen Casino

Gavronski beats Johnson; Green outworks Hughes in the 99th Battle at the Boat

January 9, 2015

Goosen Promotions and ShoBox Extreme at the Little Creek Casino

A night of knockouts as Cuellar and Williams claim title belts

December 20th, 2014

Ringside Tickets Promotionat the Seven Feathers in Canyonville, Oregon

Lampkin Claims Northwest Lightweight Title with Victory over Maldonado in Oregon

November 7th, 2014

Hard Knocks Fight Promotions from Kalispell, Montana

Jesse Uhde and Daniel Gonzalez Treat Montana Fight Fans to a War

October 24, 2014

Hostile Territory - from Edmonton, Alberta

Jelena Mrdjenovich defends WBC Title, Hocko and McMillan fight to a draw

September 12, 2014

Ringside Tickets and Rumble at the Reef XX

Page Outduels Diezel in Featured Bout

September 6, 2014

 

Goosen Tutor and ESPN2 at the Little Creek Casino

A night of knockouts as Campillo and Dirrell shine

August 1, 2014

 

 

Strawson Boxing out of Nanaimo British Columbia

A big night for BC fighters Woolnough, Andreeson, Morrow and McPhee

July 18, 2014

 

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.

The Cowsills performed at the Silver Reef on September 18. Read about the show HERE.

2014 Fight Schedule *  

February 6th, 2015 Kalispell, Montana

March 6th, 2015 Little Creek Casino, Shelton Washington, ESPN2 Friday Night Fights

March 2015 Emerald Queen Casino The 100th Battle at the Boat

April 11th, 2015 Ballard Elks Pro-Am Event

*Subject to Change
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