Saturday’s fight important to Butler’s career
Knoxville heavyweight Alonzo Butler will battle Andrew Greeley for the Mid-South Heavyweight Title at Fawl Brawl II in Lula, Miss., on Oct. 15 at the Isle of Capri Casino.
Prize Fight Boxing makes its return to The Isle of Capri for yet another exciting night of professional boxing. The card, which features six world-class fights, is headlined by the Mid-South Heavyweight Title fight between Butler and Greeley.
Butler (17-0-1 with 14 KOs) is a former football player who is looking to make his mark in the world of professional boxing.The match with Greeley is pivotal in Butler’s career. A loss and Butler sinks back into a long line of contenders. A win and Butler catapults into the upper echelon of heavyweight fighters and sets his sights on the Kiltschkos and Byrds of the world.
“I know how big this fight is and I am more than prepared. I am ready to be the next big thing in the heavyweight division,” a confident Butler said.
Greeley (12-6 with 10 KOs) hopes Alonzo is not overlooking him.
“He better quit worrying about the Kiltschkos of the world and start worrying about me!” exclaimed Greeley. “If he looks past me he will be knocked stiff October 15th … mark my words.”
The Mid-South Heavyweight Title bout is scheduled for eight rounds and is the main event. Also featured on this card will be Little Rock, Ark., heavyweight Alvin Manley (9-0 with 3 KOs) versus tough John Dixon of Gulfport, Miss., in a six-round heavyweight bout. Anthony Peterson 13-0 (8 KOs) also makes his return to Lula in an exciting lightweight affair.
“This card will be action packed from the opening bell,” stated promoter Russ Young of Prize Fight Boxing. “Don’t get up from your seat during the Butler/Greeley fight, you may miss a KO you will never forget,” Young said.
Tickets for the event can be purchased by calling the Isle of Capri at 1-800-789-5825. The first bout begins at 7:30 p.m.
Preliminary bout line up
Bout 1 – Lightweights (6 Rounds) 7:30 p.m.Ty Barnett (Washington, D.C.) vs. TBDBout 2 – Heavyweights (6 Rounds)Alvin Manley (Little Rock, Ark.) vs. John Dixon (Gulfport, Miss.)Bout 3 – Light Heavyweights (6 Rounds)DeAndrey Abron (Youngstown, Ohio) vs. TBDBout 4 – Lightweights (6 Rounds)Anthony Peterson (Memphis) vs. Roy Bohannon (Nashville)Bout 5 – Super Middleweights (6 Rounds)Brian Norman (Atlanta) vs. Reginald Taylor (Washington, D.C.)Bout 6 – Heavyweights (8 Round Main Event)Alonzo Butler (Knoxville) vs. Andrew Greeley (Monroe, La.)