10-round middleweight bout headlines card at Emerald Queen Casino
TACOMA, Wash. – Battle at the Boat, the longest-running tribal boxing series in the United States, returns to the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. for its 110th installment on Saturday, March 18.
Rising middleweight stars Dashon Johnson and Aaron Coley will headline the card with a 10-round main event.
Tickets are available through the EQC box office and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Preliminary bouts will have a start time of 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Johnson, seeking to win his 23th career fight, is 7-2 over his last nine contests and has won three straight at the Emerald Queen. In his last bout, Johnson defeated Ricardo Pinell (14-2-1) on Jan. 20 by TKO.
His other local victories have come against Mike Gonronski (20-1-1) and Izaak Cardona (14-3).
Johnson's only two defeats over the last two years have come against top contenders J'Leon Love and undefeated Jesse Hart, who have a combined record of 44-1.
"Dashon has turned into a fan favorite at the Emerald Queen," promoter Brian Halquist said about Johnson, who is also a former MMA fighter with appearances on two UFC Fight Night cards. "The names of the fighters he's faced and defeated is very impressive."
Coley (13-1-1) brings an equally impressive resume into the showdown, having won his last four fights. His lone setback came in 2015 against Ievgen Khytrov, whose only career loss came in January against Immanuwel Aleem in a bout for the WBC Silver middleweight title.
Highlighting the undercard will be a six-round semi main event between Andres Reyes and Jacob Sizlasi in the 140-pound division.
The card will also feature a 175-pound contest between Cameron Sevilla-Rivera and Kian Heidari, and a 135-pound fight between undefeated Gio Cabrera-Mioletti and Niko McFarland.
Battle at the Boat 110 will feature the 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.
Battle at the Boat 110 is brought to you by Brian Halquist Productions. For more information, please visit www.halquistproductions.com and the Battle at the Boat Facebook page.
Battle at the Boat 110 Card
Saturday, March 18, 2017
10 Round Main Event – 157 pounds
Dashon Johnson (22-20-3, 7 KOs) vs. Aaron Coley (13-1-1, 6 KOs)
140 pounds: Andres Reyes (5-2-1) vs. Jacob Szilasi (4-3-0, 4 KO)
175 pounds: Cameron Sevilla-Rivera (7-4-1, 5 KOs) vs. Kian Heidari (debut)
135 pounds: Niko McFarland (0-2) vs. Gio Cabrera-Mioletti (5-0-0, KO)
200 pounds: Jon Jackson (2-0) vs. Kalven Roberson (debut)
160 pounds: Jerome Jones (1-1-1, KO) vs. Lexus Pagampao (1-1)
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.