Tacoma, WA (October 15, 2012) – CageSport MMA and Battle at the Boat boxing will be back to run their shows out of the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. Each promotion will have 5 shows and will continue to alternate throughout the year. Here is the set schedule:
Jan 5th Battle at the Boat 90
Feb 2nd CageSport XXIII
March 23rd Battle at the Boat 91
April 27th CageSport XXIV
June 1st Battle at the Boat 92
July 6th CageSport XXV
Aug 17th Battle at the Boat 93
Oct 5th CageSport XXVI
Nov 2nd Battle at the Boat 94
Dec 7th CageSport XXVII
With the tremendous growth of CageSport and the continued success of Battle at the Boat, Brian Halquist Productions is looking for another big year of making their presence known in the Northwest fight scene.
CageSport will continue to be the ONLY all professional MMA promotion in Washington State. Many big name fighters have used CageSport as a way to show off their skills to the UFC, StrikeForce, Bellator, and many other national MMA promotions. Such fighters include: Miesha Tate, Bryan Caraway, Sam Sicilia, Michael Chiesa, John Albert, and many others. With the latest show, CageSport XXI, being televised on ROOT SPORTS for the first time, CageSport will look to keep rising and solidifying itself as a top tier MMA promotion with many exciting ventures on the way.
Making its debut in 1997, Battle at the Boat continues to be one of the premier boxing promotions on the west coast while approaching its 89th show coming up on November 3rd, 2012. Battle at the Boat consistently puts up quality bouts with everything from proven veterans making their way up the rankings to fighters filled with potential making their professional debuts with all the hope in the world that they can one day become a world champion. After promising prospect, Joel Diaz defeated Emmanuel Lucero in the main event at Battle at the Boat 87, Diaz’s trainer had an interview with the Seattle Times in which he said “I love these shows, these are the shows that make these fighters. If we make it to the big shows with this young man it will be because of this.”
Brian Halquist has built a world class fight promotion ever since he came on the scene in 1989 when he promoted heavyweight contender Joe “The Boss” Hipp. After having success with Battle at the Boat, Halquist promoted StrikeForce at the Tacoma Dome in which 7,500 fans showed up to see the Bob Sapp fight. Seeing the potential of MMA, Halquist decided to form his own brand of MMA called CageSport. To this day, Halquist Productions’ Battle at the Boat and CageSport are known as well-respected, loyal, honest, and quality fight promotions. With 2013 just a few months away, Halquist Productions will once again strive to promote the most premier fight promotions in the Northwest