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Professional Boxing Returns to Gretna

Goodfellas Promotions presents Pro Boxing returns to Gretna with the #1 World Champ on Saturday, May 13th at 7pm at Mel Ott Center located at 2301 Belle Chasse Hwy. Purchase tickets through the Ticket Hotline (504) 258-8711 or Mel Ott Center at (504) 363-1597.

The Main Event: Kim Conner from Little Rock, Arkansas

She is rated Number 1 in the World in the IBF Lightweight Division. Conner has 12 wins, 3 losses, and 2 draws and has fought against 2 World Champions in her career. Conner fought Tiffany Junot, a previous WBC World Champion, to a draw in Houston, Texas. Conner recently fought Victoria Bustos in Argentina for the IBF World Championship and lost in a questionable decision that was decided by a thin margin. Conner is determined to be a World Champion and will leave the fans in disbelief with her aggressive and skillful techniques.

Co-Main Event: Kenneth Sims, Jr. from Chicago, Illinois

Sims record is flawless at 11 wins and 0 losses. Sims last fight was on national television on Showtime where he showed the boxing world he was a top prospect. Sims scored a victory against Emmanuel Robles who at the time had a record of 15 wins and 1 loss.

Also Featuring…

Jonathan Guidry, Heavyweight from Dulac, Louisiana, has an outstanding record of 6 wins, 0 loss, and 2 draws. Guidry has fought in Gretna before and has been requested to return by the boxing fanatics. His power has left a lasting impression on his opponents and the spectators. Guidry’s last fight was a draw against Kennan Hickman (5 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw) from Baton Rouge, Louisiana who was coming off a sensational knockout against Ray Edwards who was undefeated with a record of 12 wins 0 losses and 1 draw at the time of the fight. Guidry will not only be welcomed from the local crowd but also with the entourage that follows him from Dulac.

Curtis “Hardknocks” Johnson Jr. a hometown favorite fighting out of Gretna, Louisiana. Johnson has an unblemished Professional record of 5 wins and 0 losses, 4 of them coming by way of Knockout will look to keep his record perfect. Johnson amateur career consisted of State, Regional, and National Titles which rose him to the national rankings in his weight class to Number 4 in the Nation.

Rennard “Flash” Oliver from Terrytown, Louisiana with a record of 4 wins, 0 losses, and 2 draws will continue to awe the crowd with his lighting fast hands and feet. Oliver has fought in 4 different states in his short career which shows he not afraid to fight in someone else backyard.

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