Undefeated Middleweight Michael Walker Returns To Ring After Earning Rave Reviews on HBO PPV Undercard One In A Million Brings The Action Back to the Radisson
September 08, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsSeptember 8 (Merrillville, IN)- Octavius James has announced that northwest Indiana’s most popular boxing series will return on Friday, September 21st, when One In A Million Inc. presents “United We Stand” at the Radisson at Star Plaza in Merrillville. Topping the bill, the region's most popular fighters in action-packed bouts, plus the professional debuts of James’ newly signed prospects.
In the main event, One In A Million’s franchise player, undefeated middleweight Michael Walker (16-0-1, 10 KOs), returns to the ring following his impressive second round knock out of former Olympian Dante Craig on the undercard of HBO Pay-Per-View’s August 4th broadcast. Walker’s victory catapulted him to the top of boxing’s watch list and won him rave reviews by on-hand industry experts including:
“…Walker remained unbeaten in impressive fashion…” Michael Hirsley, Chicago Tribune
“…a promising middleweight…” Roman Modrowski, Sun Times
“…never shining brighter and rapidly becoming a fighter to watch in an already red-hot middleweight division.” Jake Donovan, BoxingScene.com and FoxSports.com
In the evening’s co-main event, undefeated female phenom “Merciless” Mary McGee (10-0, 5 KOs) of Gary will fight an opponent to be announced in what will likely be her last bout before fighting for a world title.
“I’m in final negotiations for Mary to fight for a major title in October,” James said. “She needs to look spectacular on September 21st in anticipation of her title shot.”
On June 16th, the city of Metropolis, home of DC Comic’s Superman, proved to be just as supportive of flesh and blood “Superman,” middleweight Derrick Findley (8-2, 5 KOs). Findley, fighting at Harrah’s Casino in Metropolis, Illinois, won a decision over then undefeated Richard Pierson. Superman returns to the ring on September 21st against an opponent to be announced.
In addition, fans will not want to miss the professional debut of One In A Million’s exciting new female prospect, featherweight Evette Collazo. A 2006 and 2007 Chicago Golden Gloves Champion, Collazo is known for her all-action style. James’ other newly signed prospects, welterweight Ed Ochoa of Hobart and light heavyweight Jimmy Perez of Hammond, also make their professional debuts at the Radisson.
Rounding out the card, lightweight “Dangerous” Don Moore (12-0-1, 10 KOs) of Gary and featherweight Jose Guzman (3-0, 2 KOs) of Michoacan, Mexico, face opponents to be announced.
Tickets, priced at $100 VIP, $75 VIP ringside, $50 ringside and $25 general admission, are available from Star Plaza Theatre box office at (219-769-6600) or from any Ticket Master location at (312-559-1212) or www.TicketMaster.com.
The Radisson is located at 800 E. 81st Ave. in Merrillville, IN. Doors open at 7 p.m. First bout at 8 p.m.