Posted by Press Releases on Dec 7, 2012
Holly Holm vs. Diana Prazak on December 7

Holly Holm vs. Diana Prazak on December 7

The final press conference was held yesterday at Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque for the December 7th Fresquez Productions-presented “Fire And Ice” show at the same venue, featuring the IBA and WBF light welterweight title fight between 12-time, three division world champion Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm (31-2-3, 9 KOs) and WIBA super featherweight champion Diana Prazak (11-1, 7 KOs) in the 10-round main event.

Press Conference Quotes

Holly Holm: -“I’m happy to have this opportunity again. I’m grateful for my coach. I want to prove to him that all this hard work is worth it.”

Diana Prazak: “I’m very grateful for the opportunity to come to New Mexico. I’m ready to go. I’m really 130 pounds but I’ll jump to 140 anytime. That’s all there is to it. We’re fighters – that’s what we do.”

Lucia Rijker (former world champion and Prazak’s head trainer): “Prazak is a very powerful fighter. Before this fight was offered to her, she was going to fight Victoria Cisneros at 140 (on the same card). We’re here to give a good fight. The bigger the obstacle, the greater the victory.”

The “Fire And Ice” undercard fights showcases local boxers in action, including light welterweight Matthew “Champ” Baca (1-0, 1KO) vs. Derek Perez (pro debut) in a four-round bout, female light welterweight Victoria “La Reina de la Guerra” Cisneros (8-13-2, 3 KOs) vs. “Merciless” Mary McGee (19-1, 10 KOs) in a six-round match, bantamweight Raymond “Hollewood” Montez (5-2, 3 KOs) vs. Tony Valdez (6-6-3, 6 KOs) in a much-anticipated eight-round rematch, and amateur standout Jason Sanchez makes his pro debut in a four-round fight vs. featherweight Gene Perez (1-0).

Tickets, starting at $25.00, are on sale at www.rt66casino.com and www.fresquezproductions.com or by calling (505) 884-7484. Doors open at 5:30 PM/MT with the first bout scheduled for 7:00 PM/MT.

For more information about “Fire And Ice: Holm vs. Prazak” go on line to www.FresquezProductions.com or www.rt6casino.com.

Prazak replaces Lamare vs. Holm on Dec. 7

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (November 5, 2012) — Fresquez Productions announced today that four-time world title-holder Myriam Lamare (20-3, 10 KOs), after attempting to renegotiate her signed contract and then citing a shoulder injury, has withdrawn from her scheduled December 7 world title fight against 12-time, three division world champion Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm (31-2-3, 9 KOs).

(pictures courtesy of Chris Cozzone

Australian invader Diana Prazak (11-1, 7 KOs), ranked No. 1 by the World Boxing Council (WBC), has replaced Lamare as Holm’s opponent for their 10-round main event fight for the International Boxing Association (IBA) and World Boxing Federation (WBF) light welterweight titles at Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque.

“Fire And Ice” is being presented by Fresquez Productions in association with Route 66 Casino Hotel

“Lamare sent us X-rays and medical records of her injured shoulder,” promoter Lenny Fresquez explained. “It’s frustrating because we’ve already spent a lot of money promoting Holm vs. Lamare II but we’re fortunate to have a great fighter like Diana Prazak step-up to fight the best pound-for-pound women’s fighter in the world, Holly Holm. Diana deserves a lot of credit for accepting that big challenge and I know she’s coming to pull off an upset of Holly.”

Now fighting out of Los Angeles, Prazak will be moving up in weight to fight Holm, a natural welterweight who is dropping back down to light welterweight for this fight only. In her last fight, Prazak defended the WIBA super featherweight title she won in 2011 with a win by unanimous decision over Fatuma Aarika (24-5-1). Prazak will be fighting outside of her native Australia for only the second time having won a six-round decision from Lucia Larcinese earlier this year in Staten Island, New York

The 31-year-old, newly married Holm (31-2-3, 9 KOs) has defeated a virtual Who’s Who list of champion woman boxers, from the 140 through 154-pound weight classes, including Lamare, Ann Sophie Mathis, Christy Martin, Mary Jo Sanders, Mia St. John, Jane Couch, Duda Yankovich and Chevelle Hallback (twice).

Supporting fights showcasing local boxers will feature light welterweight Matthew “Champ” Baca (1-0, 1KO) vs. Derek Perez (pro-debut) in a four-round bout, female light welterweight Victoria “La Reina de la Guerra” Cisneros (6-13-2, 2 KOs) vs. TBA, bantamweight Raymond “Hollewood” Montez (5-2, 3 KOs) vs. Tony Valdez (6-6-3, 6 KOs) in a eight-round rematch, amateur standout Jason Sanchez makes his pro debut in a four-round fight vs. featherweight Gene Perez (1-0), plus Manny Rocca and Cris Leyva (1-0) battle in a four-round opening bout.

For more information about “Fire And Ice” go on line to www.FresquezProductions.com or www.rt66casino.com.

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