US Olympian Ricardo Williams will make his first local appearance in five years on Saturday, January 31 in the main event of “Homecoming”, an evening of world class professional boxing at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, presented by TMAX Events and TKO Boxing Promotions.
The Cincinnati born and raised Williams, 13-2-0 (7), has won three fights in 2008 since resuming his career after a three year absence from the ring.
Most recently, the 27 year old won an eight round decision over Columbia ’s Dairo Esalas at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, NV on October 11.
The co-main event at “Homecoming” features the return of native son, Rashad Holloway in an eight round junior middleweight bout. On August 30, Holloway, 9-1-0 (5), thrilled the Cincinnati Gardens crowd with a crushing fourth round knockout of Junior Ramos of the Dominican Republic.
Holloway has spent most of 2008 training in Los Angeles with pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao and welterweight champion Antonio Margarito.
The undercard features newcomers and pro debuters from the Cincinnati, OH area including junior lightweights Tony Walker, Mel Crossty and Jesse Carridine, Russian heavyweight Nurpais Torobekov, junior welterweight Shannon Hill and super middleweight Antonio Weathers, all of whom will be appearing in separate four rounders.
Advance tickets, priced at $79.75, $40.75 and $23.75 for “Homecoming” can be purchased online through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 513-462-4949. The U.S. Bank Arena is located at 100 Broadway St. in Cincinnati , adjacent to the Great American Ball Park . Doors will open on the evening of the event at 7:30pm with the first bell at 8pm.
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