MARIO PRESKAR BACK IN THE USA
Croatian heavyweight, 22-year-old Mario Preskar, will box again in the USA. After a string of 3 knockouts at the end of 2005, Preskar will fight after a 7-month pause on Saturday, July 8, 2006 in St. Louis, Missouri at the 22,000-seat capacity Savvis Center.
â€œI feel great, ready and eager to step in the ring again. After a long and arduous training period my strength and power have increased and Iâ€™m ready for anybody,â€ť said Preskar, whose opponent has not been announced.
Preskar, who is under promotional agreement with legendary promoter Don King has a record of 9 wins (6 by knockout) 1 draw and 0 losses. Don King and his promotional company DKP return to the Gateway City (St. Louis-Gateway to The West) to host the evening with 2 Championship fights including Cory Spinks, against IBF 154-pound champion Roman Karmazin, a former cruiserweight champion Jean-Marc Mormeck plus others for an evening of 10 bouts. Tickets are $500 (ringside), $300, $200, $100, $60, $45 and $25. For tickets call: (314) 622-5400 or (314) 622-5435. Croatian TV (HTV) will televise Preskarâ€™s match.
King visited Croatia last month in advance of World Boxing Council (WBC) 45th Annual Convention which will be held from October 29 to November 4 of this year in Dubrovnik. Leonard Pijetraj, trainer/manager to Preskar was Kingâ€™s guide and translator in Dubrovnik. This was Kingâ€™s second visit to Croatia in the last 12 months. There are plans to have DKP events in Croatia later this year headlining Mario Preskar.
June 27, 2006
Preskar to fight July 8 in St. Louis
By Marc Abrams
Undefeated Heavyweight prospect, Mario Preskar will return to the U.S on Saturday July 8 in St.Louis to fight on the big Don King Promotions card against a yet to be determined opponent that will be headlined by Roman Karmazin taking Cory Spinks for the IBF Jr. Middleweight championship and Steve "USS" Cunningham battling Gulliermo Jones for the Vaxant IBF Cruiserweight title.
Preskar, 9-0-1 with six knockouts will be making his first appearance in a U.S ring since October, 2004. Since then the 22 year old Croatian has scored three knockouts in Germany.