-- Mike Mike Machine Gun Oliver With Promoter Jimmy Burchfield And TNT Tony Grano in May 2010 at The Hartford Club. [In background, left, is Sammy Vega, the former national amateur champion and co-trainer for Oliver.]
-- photo by BOB THIESFIELD
Heard On The Street:
Oliver, the former junior featherweight title holder, was said to be in great shape, running long distances with trainer Iceman John Scully and sparring many tough rounds with up-and-coming Hartford lightweight Joseph "Chip" Perez.
Michael Parente, a spokesman for the Providence promoter Jimmy Burchfield of Classic Entertainment & Sports, said he did not know why Oliver was off the card. Burchfield, reached Friday morning, said he was in a meeting at Foxwoods and would call back later.
[Item to be updated.]