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Undefeated Marcelino Pineda Signs with Halquist Productions

Tacoma, WA (November 5, 2014)Brian Halquist Productions is proud to announce the signing of the fast rising welterweight knockout artist, Marcelino Pineda (4-0, 4 KOs). Northwest boxing fans are in for a treat as the heavy handed Pineda is expected to be a regular showcase at upcoming Battle at the Boat events at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA to continue his very promising professional boxing career.

Local fight fans have already gotten a glimpse of Pineda’s exciting fighting style, appearing at the Emerald Queen Casino for all four of his professional fights and walking away with early knockouts in everyone. Pineda is already scheduled to make his first appearance since signing with Halquist Productions, fighting on the upcoming Battle at the Boat 98 card on November 15th. He will be taking on four time Tacoma Golden Gloves champion, Will Hughes.

Pineda was born in Michoacan, Mexico and came to the United States when he was just eight months old. With his father pursing the sport since he was a kid, boxing has always been in Pineda’s background and now he looks forward to taking his skill to the next level.

“I’m extremely happy to sign with Halquist Productions,” said Marcelino. “My family and I are very excited to take my boxing career to the next level. I don’t underestimate anybody. I take every opponent who steps in front of me very seriously.”

As a devout Christian, Pineda is highly motivated by his Christian faith and his family. A loyal husband and father of three young kids, Pineda works full time during the day at the Les Schwab Tire Center in Toppenish, WA, and heads straight to the Round 3 Boxing Club where he is trained by Hiram Cantu.

“When I first met Marcelino, he was a dedicated bodybuilder,” stated Cantu. “He had to drop a lot of that muscle just to get into good fighting shape. He’s also a hardcore Christian. When he walks into the gym we immediately switch to Christian music. That’s his motivation. He’s a very hungry fighter and he hopes to be able to retire everybody around him at the end of his boxing career.”

Promoter, Brian Halquist, couldn’t be happier to be adding another Northwest talent to his roster of signed boxers. “It’s great to have Marcelino on the BHP team,” said Halquist. “He is one of the most special fighters to come out of the Northwest in a long while. He has heavy hands and all the tools to go a long way in this sport. The Northwest boxing fans will get to see lots of Marcelino in the coming year. His fan base grows leaps and bounds with every fight and will continue to do so.”

Along with Pineda, Halquist Productions also currently has signed Zahir Raheem (35-3-0, 21 KOs) and Jeremy McCleary (5-0) who all are looking to make a big splash in 2015.

Tickets for Battle at the Boat 98, scheduled for Saturday, November 15th at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA, can be purchased at the EQC box office and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Prices start at $25. Doors for Battle at the Boat 98 open at 6 PM with the first fight schedule for 7 PM. For more information about Battle at the Boat 98 and all other Halquist Productions events, please visit www.halquistproductions.com (currently under construction) and the official Facebook and Twitter pages of Battle at the Boat and CageSport MMA.

About Halquist Productions
Promoter, Brian Halquist started Halquist Productions in 1989 when he promoted up and coming heavyweight boxing contender, Joe “The Boss” Hipp. In 1997, the Emerald Queen Casino and Brian Halquist Productions started the popular northwest boxing series, “The Battle at the Boat,” bringing boxing back to the Pacific Northwest. Halquist Productions is the Northwest’s premier fight promotional company and has promoted events on Showtime, HBO and ESPN and also a co-produced Showtime’s historic boxing event in St. Lucia, West Indies. The Battle at the Boat continues to be the longest running boxing series out of any casino in the United States.