Press Release: Former IBF bantamweight champion Tim Austin will reportedly be a part of the undercard of the Don King Productions card in Cleveland, Ohio on April 1, 2006 against an opponent to be announced. Now a super bantam, Austin, 27-1-1 with 24 knockouts, has worked his way back into contention by winning two straight since his lone loss to Rafael Marquez in
2003. His latest win came last Novemeber when when he stopped Julio Coronell in Louisiana. "Tim has been chomping at the bits to box superstars Manny Pacquiao, Marco Antonio Barrera or Erik Morales in Spring, now he has to settle for the always tough tba", said trainer Aaron Snowell. "We have challenged them all, champions and contenders, but to no avail. Our next
step is to fight up the ladder to mandatory contender status "said Snowell. The card will be held at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University. Topping the bill will be the WBO heavyweight title fight between Lamon Brewster and Sergei Lyakhovich. The card is being televised in the U.S. by Showtime.