BRUNSON AND QUARLES LOOKING FORWARD TO PHILLY SHOWDOWN
Press Release: Middleweight Tyrone Brunson is ready for his eight-round main event with Brandon Quarles on Saturday, March 11th at the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia. The 32 year-old Brunson turned professional in 2005, and started his career with 19 consecutive first-round knockouts. In his last bout, Brunson and Ismael Garcia fought to a ten-round draw on October 14, 2016 in Philadelphia. From Alexandria, Virginia, Quarles (18-3-1 with 9 KOs) has won five straight, the latest being a six-round unanimous decision over Marcos Primera on June 25th.
"My camp has been great," said Brunson (23-6-2 with 22 KOs). "I don't know much about Quarles, but I am coming to work. I don't know if he will be putting in the work that I will on March 11th."
Brunson, who a decade ago was destined for greatness, believes a win will put him right back in the mix for a title shot.
"This win would put me closer to my dream... I know something big will come after this. It is great to fight at home. It puts me in a comfort zone to fight in front of my home crowd. I want to thank King's Promotions for believing in me, and also want to thanks the fans of Philadelphia and around the world for sticking by me."
Quarles realizes what a win would do to kickstart his career. "A win would boost my career. I am not just an opponent, I am a guy who comes to win. I am ready for a solid fight, and show the people what I am all about. I don't run my mouth, I let my fighting do the talking."
"My training has gone really well," said Quarles. "I have seen Brunson fight on Showtime, and I haven't seen anything from him that is over my head. This is a good fight for me. I am going into his hometown as the B-Side on his promoters card, so I know what I have to do... He knows how to lose, and so do I, so we will see who wants it more on March 11th."
In six-round bouts:
David Gonzales (8-1-2, 2 KOs) of Philadelphia, PA takes on Juan Rodriguez (6-6-1, 5 KOs) of Haymarket, Va. in a junior welterweight bout...
Carlos Rosario (6-1, 3 KOs) of Pennsauken, NJ will take on Rocco Espinoza (6-12, 2 KOs) of Las Vegas in a lightweight bout...
Tyrone Crawley, Jr. (6-0) of Philadelphia battles Victor Vasquez (6-2, 2 KOs) of Yonkers, NY in a lightweight bout...
In four-round bouts:
Daquan Johnson (2-0, 2 KOs) of Cherry Hill, NJ will take on Vincent Floyd (1-2-1) of Philadelphia in a Welterweight bout...
Tyree Crowder of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against Randy Hedderick (1-7-1, 1 KO) of Gulfport, MS in a junior middleweight bout...
Brandon Robinson (1-1) of Philadelphia battles pro debuting Lamont McLaughlin of Philadelphia in a light heavyweight affair...
Sam Orapeza of Philadelphia will make his pro debut in a cruiserweight bout against an opponent to be named.
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