Sanders gets rematch at home

22/09/2008

Sanders gets rematch at home

Holm-Sanders II announced for Oct. 17th in Michigan

Press Release: In a ten-round rematch of the two best active female boxers in America, Detroit icon Mary Jo Sanders (25-1, 8 KOs) will face New Mexico's Holly "Preacher's Daughter" Holm (22-1-2, 6 KOs), on Friday, October 17, 2008 at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Michigan. In June of this year, multi-division champion Sanders was dealt her first career loss in five years as a professional. Fighting in Holm's backyard of the Isleta Casino & Resort in Albuquerque, Sanders suffered a unanimous decision loss for the IFBA Junior Middleweight world title.
 
This time, however, the Detroit native vows the outcome will be drastically different. Sanders says she didn't to stick to her game plan in the first fight and is eager to avenge the loss. "I've been given a second chance with this rematch and intend to take advantage of it.
 
The "Showdown in Motown", promoted by Donofrio Boxing in association with KO World Class Boxing, will headline an exciting night of professional boxing at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
 
The undercard will feature Emanuel Steward's Aaron Pryor Jr. (11-0, 8 KOs) against Sam Merza (14-1, 11 KOs); Detroit's own Lanardo "Pain Server" Tyner (16-0, 9 KOs); and Jackie Kallen's Damian "Damo" Fuller (30-5, 14 KOs).
 
The entire undercard lineup will be announced shortly. Tickets for the "Showdown in Motown" are available at The Palace of Auburn Hills Box Office, palacenet.com, all TicketMaster outlets or via charge by phone at 248-645-6666.