November 24, 1999
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNBEATEN ETIENNE GETS TOUGHEST TEST MARCH 18 VS. SCONIERS
PLUS: NABF RATES ETIENNE #10
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA (MARCH 16, 2000) - Clifford "The Black Rhino" Etienne (14-0, 11 KO's), the tenth-ranked heavyweight by the North American Boxing Federation, will face his toughest test on March 18, as he battles Harold Edward Sconiers (13-3, 9 KO's) in a scheduled 10 round bout. This fight headlines an exciting six bout card to be held at the Argosy Casino of Baton Rouge.
Etienne, who has quickly risen to the forefront of young heavyweight prospects, plans on an exciting showing on March 18. "People are going to see a fight," said Etienne from training camp. "They're not going to see hugging and holding, because when someone gets in the ring with me, they're going to have to fight; either fight or check out of the ring."
You won't have to tell that to Sconiers, who has never been stopped, and whose only losses have come in controversial fashion. The Clearwater, Florida resident is a seasoned fighter who plans on taking "The Black Rhino" to unfamiliar territory at the Argosy.
But with all the recent acclaim he has received, is Etienne looking past Sconiers? "Not a chance," said Etienne. "This guy has never been knocked out. He has skills. But I'm going to put the pressure on him and see if I can knock him out."
In the co-feature, IBA Female Lightweight Champion Jeanne "Boom Boom" Martinez (11-4-1) will be in action in a six round contest.
Tickets for this action-packed night of boxing are priced at $50, $30, $15, and may be purchased at the Argosy Casino of Baton Rouge.
10 rds - Heavyweights - Clifford Etienne vs. Harold Sconiers
6 rds - Lightweights - Jeanne Martinez vs. TBA
6 rds - Featherweights - Donovan Carey vs. Freddie Collins
4 rds - Cruiserweights - John Hover vs. TBA
4 rds - Jr. Welterweights - Dewey Welliver vs. Tom Grisson
6 rds - Heavyweights - Carlton Johnson vs. TBA
Argosy Casino Ticket information - 800-676-4847 or 225-378-6014