HOLLYWOOD, FL – When boxing’s premier promotional companies join forces, fight fans become the true winners when it comes to action-packed nights of fistic fury. On Friday, February 29thSeminole Warriors Boxing and Keep Punching Entertainment will team up once again, along with Tony Holden Productions, for another great night of fights at the Paragon Casino & Resort in Marksville, Louisiana, featuring a double main event to be televised live on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights.
In the first half of this doubleheader, number one IBF junior middleweight contender Sechew ‘Iron Horse’ Powell will look to keep his 2008 title shot intact when he takes on unbeaten banger Kevin Finley. But that’s not all, as highly regarded super middleweight standout Allan Green puts his three fight winning streak on the line against exciting Colombian Samuel Miller in the co-featured main event bout.
Both fights are scheduled for 10 rounds. The ESPN2 broadcast is scheduled to begin at 9pm ET / 6pm PT.
“We’ve always lived up to our philosophy of doing whatever it takes to put on the best fight cards for the fans, and that means teaming up with similar-minded promoters like Keep Punching Entertainment and Tony Holden Productions,” said Leon Margules, Executive Director of Seminole Warriors Boxing. “February 29th is no exception and we should be in for a great night when two of boxing’s brightest stars, Sechew Powell and Allan Green, take on tough competition on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights.”
“Allan Green and Sechew Powell are top contenders in their weight classes, but to their credit, they’re not taking on any easy marks in Kevin Finley and Samuel Miller,” said Kerry Daigle, Director of boxing for Keep Punching Entertainment. “Both guys are in tough, and the fans are going to love this show from start to finish because we’ve worked overtime with Seminole Warriors Boxing and Tony Holden Productions to bring the best of the fight game to the Paragon Casino & Resort.”
A National Golden Gloves Champion in 2000 and a United States Amateur Champion in 2001, Brooklyn’s Sechew ‘The Iron Horse’ Powell (22-1, 13 KOs) has been destined to achieve great things in the fight game. Winner of 22 out of 23 pro bouts, with his only loss coming at the hands of former world champion Kassim Ouma in 2006, Powell owns wins over Grady Brewer, Cornelius Bundrage, Robert Frazier, Ishe Smith, and most recently, Terrance Cauthen, making him one of the brightest young stars in the game today.
28 year old Kevin Finley (12-0-1, 1 no contest, 9 KOs) has been chomping at the bit for his shot at the big time, and on February 29th, he gets his chance against number one 154-pound contender Sechew Powell. Fresh off a first round win over John Huskey last December, the Kansas City native would live nothing better than to make Powell his seventh opening round knockout victim.
A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, respected super middleweight Allan Green (26-1, 18 KOs) has thrilled the boxing world not only with his ability to outbox his opponents, but with his tendency to knock them out as well. Talented and confident, Green scored the knockout of the year in 2005 when he took out highly-touted Jaidon Codrington in just 18 seconds, and he’s gone 8-1 since, including wins over tough veterans Rubin Williams, Anthony Bonsante, Emmett Linton, and Jerson Ravelo. On February 29th, ‘Sweetness’ plans on making a statement against Miller.
Hailing from Colombia, the same country that spawned Juan Urango and Edison Miranda, hard-hitting middleweight prospect Samuel Miller (18-2, 15 KOs) is rapidly making a name for himself in the fight game, and in the coming months the native of Arboletes hopes to join his world-class stablemates at the top of the boxing world. Fresh off an exciting fourth round TKO over Alexis Munoz on January 19, Miller continues to show improvement with each successive fight as he moves up the ranks.