Boxing Prospects

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Congratulations to Kelsey 'Roadwarrior' Jeffries who will graduate with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing on Saturday, July 26th.

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.

Upcoming Fights

August 1st Little Creek Casino and ESPN2

present a Goosen Tutor Production

ESPN Returns to the Little Creek Casino This Friday
Thomas Williams vs. Gabriel Campillo Headline
By Ricardo Ibarra

The Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington is quickly becoming a premier venue for high level boxing in the Pacific Northwest. In the last year they have staged a number of high profile events including cards televised by Show Time and ESPN. This Friday, the venue once again hosts a show featuring some of the best up and comers in the sport with a stacked ten bout card, promoted by Goosen Tutor Promotions. The card will be broadcast by ESPN2 and is headlined by an intriguing light heavyweight match-up between undefeated Thomas Williams and former world champion Gabriel Campillo in what promises to be an all action bout.

Williams has been on a roll as of late, looking very impressive in his last few fights, taking out former top contenders Enrique Orenlas and Cornelious White by TKO. His bout against White featured one of the wildest first rounds in recent memory with both fighters touching the canvass in an all out slugfest before Williams was able to punctuate the fight, stopping his opponent in the same round. This opponent will mark the best opposition he has faced in his twenty six fight career.

Campillo, a slick southpaw with a wealth of experience, was once touted as one of the best fighters in the 175 lbs. division, holding the WBA title and claiming a disputed win over Beibut Shumenov. But subsequent losses to Shumenov, Andrej Fonfara, Tavoris Cloud and Sergey Kovalev have left him at a crossroads. A win against Williams would put him back in the title picture. A loss could mean the end to a great run. The bout is scheduled for twelve rounds.

The undercard is highlighted by a very interesting rematch between undefeated Juan Funez, of Reseda, California, and Renton, Washington's Marcelo Gallardo. The two fought in January in a very close four round bout that saw Funez take a unanimous decision win. They will square off again in a four round featherweight bout.

Welterweight prospect Jessie Roman will take on Peter Olouch in a showcase bout. Roman, who is 17-1 with 9KO's, is working his way back up the ladder after suffering his first defeat last year. He'll have a tough opponent in Ouloch who's been in with some very good opposition.

Nigerian prospect Wale Omotoso will also look to get his career back on track after suffering his first defeat . The welterweight power puncher had gone undefeated in 23 bouts, beating notables Lanardo Tyner, Emanuel Augustus, and Nestor Rosas, before losing to Jessie Vargas last March. He will look to shake off the rust of an 18 month lay-off against tough competitor Eduardo Flores.

Six other exciting bouts round out the undercard.

The doors open at 4pm with the first televised fight scheduled to start at 6pm. Tickets to the event are still available and can be purchased at the casino box office or online at

The Little Creek Casino is located at 91 W State Route 108, Shelton WA 98584.


12 rounds light heavyweight:Thomas Williams Jr 17(12)-0-0 vs Gabriel Campillo 23(10)-6(3)-1
8 rounds welterweight:Jessie Roman 17(9)-1-0 vs Peter Oluoch 12(6)-7(2)-2

8 rounds welterweight:Wale Omotoso 23(19)-1-0 vs Eduardo Flores 19(13)-13(1)-3
6 rounds welterweight:David Grayton 8(7)-0-0 vs TBA
6 rounds super middleweight:Immanuwel Aleem 9(5)-0-0 vs TBA
4 rounds featherweight:Juan Funez 5(2)-0-0 vs Marcello Gallardo 3-1-1
4 rounds light welterweight:Maurice Lee 4(2)-0-0 vs Ricardo Maldonado 4-1-0
super middleweight:Phillip Jackson Benson 13(12)-1-0 vs Junior Moar 11(2)-3(1)-0
cruiserweight:Jordan Shimmell 15(13)-0-0 vs Epifanio Mendoza 37(33)-17(10)-1
middleweight :Wilky Campfort 17(9)-1-0 vs Milton Nunez 27(24)-10(7)-1


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UPDATED June 21 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.

Strawson Boxing out of Nanaimo British Columbia

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

July 18, 2014

Gary Shaw and ESPN2 at the Little Creek Casino

Johnson wins WBC belt in defeating Gavronski; Maicelo claims title over Hovhannisyan; Hamann makes pro debut

July 11, 2014

Warm Springs Oregon Hosts Loaded Pro Am Card

Rojas scores KO in second round

June 28, 2014

Brian Halquist at the Emerald Queen Casino

Lartey outscores Forbes in the main event, Bevens, Pineda and Sevilla-Rivera score KOs

June 7, 2014

Corpuz Promotions in White Swan

Randell Corpuz keeps winning as he tops Pro Am card

April 26, 2014

Goosen Tutor, ESPN2 and the Little Creek Casino

Williams scores dramatic opening round TKO, Ramos outworks Arellano, Eddie Hunter scores KO in closing seconds

January 24, 2014


Shobox and Mayweather Promotions at The Little Creek Casino in Shelton

A night of knockouts with Love, Jack, Bey, Pearson, Arias and Tabiti

December 6, 2013

Roy Englebrecht's Fight Club at the Little Creek Casino

Gavronski proves tough in winning GBO Championship, Thompson suffers first loss, Puller returns to NW

September 21, 2013


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 *  

August 1st Little Creek Casino, Shelton, Washington Goosen Tutor

August 23rd Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington Brian Halquist Promotions

September 6th Silver Reef Casino, Spa and Resort, Ferndale, Washington Patrick Ortiz and Ringside Tickets

November 15th Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington Brian Halquist Promotions

*Subject to Change
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