IS TONIGHT HOLLY HOLM'S LAST APPEARANCE IN A BOXING RING?
Official weights: Holly Holm 139.2, Mary McGee 137
Press Release: The final press conference was held on Thursday at Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque, NM for tonight's women's light welterweight championship fight with Holly Holm (32-2-3, 9 KOs) defending against Mary McGee (20-1, 11 KOs) in the ten-round main event. Holm says this will be her last boxing match before moving full time to mixed martial arts. Holm said, "I have lots of emotion surrounding this fight. Even though there's been lots of negativity around, I know I want to try a new path. I'm very proud and honored to share this with you (Mary McGee)." McGee added, "I am very happy to have this opportunity and I want to thank everyone here in New Mexico. People have always been very welcoming to me."
Official weights: Holly Holm 139.2 pounds, Mary McGee 137 pounds.
Fighting on the undercard is a group of New Mexico hopefuls: lightweight Matthew Baca (2-1, 2 KO's) vs. Armando Gonzales (2-2, 1 KO) in a six-round bout. Also in action in four round matches are welterweight Rocky "El Torito" Romero (2-0, 2 KOs) vs. 11-fight veteran Michael Coca Gallegos, light middleweight Cris Leyva (1-0) vs. Manuel Eastman (1-3), lightweights making their professional debuts, Gabe Gabaldon vs. Brandon Salazar, and cruiserweights making their pro debuts, Manny Rocha vs. Floyd Olguin, Jr.
Tickets are available to purchase at the Route 66 box office, going online to www.rt66casino.com, or calling 505.884.7484.