Tomorrow at the Fitzgerlad Resort in Tunica, Mississippi, two stablemates of Gable LaConte’s First Round Promotions stable will be in action as undefeated fighters in Middleweight John “Apollo Kid” Thompson & Light Heavyweight Lavarn “Baby Bowe” Harvell will take part in six round bouts.
Harvell (8-0, 3 KO’s) of Atlantic City will be making his debut under the First Round Promotions Banner when he takes on Tommy Connelly (17-12, 13 KO’s) of Charleston, Arizona.
“This is my first fight with a new promoter”, said Harvell. “I want to showcase my skills. I trained really hard and this is another day at the office for me and I will keep going forward”
Should Harvell reign victorious he is next slated to fight on April 28th as part of the Bernard Hopkins – Chad Dawson undercard at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City”
“We are looking forward to the next step”, said Harvell’s traner and co-manager Abdur Rahim Muhammad, who also has Qa’Id Muhammad and Gabriel Pham under the First Round Promotions Banner.
“We are excited about First Round Promotions. They will be giving my young athletes the opportunity to show people what I already know they can do.
Thompson of Newark, New Jersey will look to improve on his 6-0 record when he takes on Brian Brooks.
“I am looking forward to my seventh fight and moving as quickly as possible”, said Thompson who is also scheduled to fight April 7th and April 18th.
“My Manager Vito Meilnicki makes it possible to showcase my talent. I am excited about fighting three times in less than four weeks. I read a lot about the old time fighters and Its perfect because I feel I am a throwback fighter like those guys”.
Mielnicki know it will be a busy time for his fighters.
“We have John fighting three fights, Lavarn those two. I have some of my fighters fighting on the First Round card on April 18 and Gabriel Pham will be fighting April 14th in Atlantic City. We are moving at a rapid pace and these fighters are excited about it”.