Super middleweight main event headlines card at the Emerald Queen Casino
TACOMA, Wash. – Knockout specialist Dionisio Miranda will square off against Andrew Hernandez in the main event of Battle at the Boat 105 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. on Saturday, March 26.
Presented by Brian Halquist Productions, Battle at the Boat 105 will have six bouts with Miranda and Hernandez headlining the card in a 10-round super middleweight matchup.
Tickets are available through the EQC box office and all Ticket Master Outlets. Preliminary bouts start at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Miranda, a former NABA and WBC Continental Americas middleweight title holder, is 22-14-2 with 19 KOs and holds a victory over Lajuan Simon, who once challenged Arthur Abraham for the IBF World middleweight title.
Simon lost to Abraham, the world’s current top-ranked super middleweight, in 2009 by unanimous decision. Miranda defeated Simon for the WBC Continental Americas middleweight title in 2010.
Hernandez (10-4-1, 2 KOs) has built a strong reputation as a fighter who is willing to step in between the ropes against anyone, as evidenced by his last four opponents who had a combined record of 51-3-1 (93% winning record) at the time of their bouts.
Hernandez’s most impressive victory came on Nov. 7, 2015 when he knocked out Jeff Page, Jr. to capture the Universal Boxing Federation Intercontinental super middleweight title. Page entered the title fight with a record of 17-1-0 with his only prior defeat coming against top-10 ranked Artur Beterbiev in a contest for the WBA-NABA, NABO and IBF North American light heavyweight championship.
“Miranda and Hernandez are fighters in every sense of the word. They will battle with anyone and if you look through their resumes they have been in the ring with several world-class boxers,” promoter Brian Halquist said. “It’s going to be a thrilling main event between two guys who don’t back down.”
Highlighting the undercard will be a semi-main event between undefeated Isaac Tadeo and Chad McKinney at 155 pounds. Tadeo brings a perfect 6-0-0 record into the bout.
Battle at the Boat 105 is brought to you by Brian Halquist Productions. For more information, please visit halquistproductions.com and the Battle at the Boat Facebook page.
Battle at the Boat 105 Card
168-pounds (10 rounds)
Andrew Hernandez (10-4-1) vs. DionisioMiranda (22-14-2)
155-pounds (5 rounds)
Isaac Tadeo (6-0-0) vs. Chad McKinney (1-5-0)
148-pounds (5 rounds)
Zach Cooper (3-1-2) vs. Andres Reyes (3-1-0)
4 Round Undercard Bouts
Andre Keys (1-0-0) vs. Guillermo Maldonado (1-0-0)
Sean Gee (2-3-0) vs. Will Fernandez (0-4-0)
Dave Purnell (debut) vs. Taki Uluilakepa (0-1-0)
ABOUT BRIAN HALQUIST
Brian Halquist Productions is the Northwest premiere fight promotion company creator of the famed "Battle at the Boat" boxing series promoting more than 19 years and over 100 fights at the Emerald Queen Casino. BHP has also built the largest professional MMA series on the USA’s west coast with “CageSport MMA” nearing more than 50 fights. Brian Halquist Productions has promoted events for ESPN, ShowTime and HBO and featured on Showtime's historic boxing event in St Lucia, West Indies. Brian Halquist Productions has been promoting fights and concerts for over 30 years in the Pacific Northwest.