Sahlen Stadium will be the host location for the return of professional boxing to ROCHESTER, NY. (August 8, 2012) - Undefeated super featherweight prospect Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland leads the “Irish Invasion” card, presented by PRETTY GIRL PRODUCTION, LLC in association with Team Snooki Boxing, Rock Solid Management, Fight Sport, Charlotte Tavern and CFM Entertainment Inc.
Hyland (26-0, 12 KOs), one of three fighting Hyland brothers from Ireland who are now living in Marlboro (NY), puts his perfect record on the line in the eight-round main event against an opponent soon to be announced. The 28-year-old Hyland is the reigning World Boxing Federation (”WBF”) super featherweight champion, in addition to being the former International Boxing Federation (”IBF”) International and Irish featherweight, and International Boxing Association (”IBA”) Inter-Continental super featherweight titlist.
Presently rated No. 12 by the North American Boxing Association (”NABA”), Hyland will be fighting in the United State for only the sixth time.
“We are very excited about bringing Patrick Hyland (26-0 / 12KO) to Rochester. This is a rare opportunity to see a true rising star in boxing up close and personal,” promoter Mercedes Vazquez Simmons of Pretty Girl Productions LLC, said.
Steve Nelson from Rock Solid Management added, “This event is similar in nature to when I brought Oscar De La Hoya and Hasim “The Rock” Rahman to Rochester; we are giving Rochester the chance to see a future boxing superstar before the rest of the world gets to see Patrick on HBO,” end quote.
Rochester's own welterweight fighter, Kenny "El Brujo" Abril (12-5-1 / 7KO), will face (opponent TBA) in an eight round bout. Also fighting on the undercard in a six round bout is Darnell Jiles Jr (8-3-1 / 3KO) opponent TBA. Lightweight fighter, Jamell Tyson (3-7-2 / 1KO), will take on Bryan Acaba (2-0 1KO) in a six round bout, and middleweight Willie Monroe Jr (10-1 / 4KO) opponent TBA in six rounds. Female (superfeather weight) fighter Natasha Spence (4-0-1 / 1KO) takes on Lucretia Meacham (3-8 / 1KO) in an eight round bout and in their featherweight Pro Debuts Brandon Williams will fight Michael Jackson in the opening fight of the night.
Tickets are priced at $20 for GA and reserved seating ranges from $30/ $40/ $50.
Ringside seats are $100 and front row tables from $1500 to $2000. Tickets are available at Sahlen Stadium and through all Ticketmaster outlets www.ticketmaster.com/Summer-Throwdown-World-Class-Boxing-tickets/artist/1753314
Doors open at 6:00 PM/ET with the first bout scheduled for 7:00 PM/ET; schedule is subject to change so for more information go to: Facebook / Summer Throwdown at Sahlen Stadium
About Team Snooki Boxing: Founded by one of the stars of MTV’s reality show, Jersey Shore, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, and her father, Andy, Team Snooki Boxing promotes the Hyland brothers – Patrick, Eddie and Paul – who are from Ireland and now living in Marlboro, New York.