Friday, April 01, 2011

Hartford's Mike Mike Machine Gun Oliver Inexplicably Pulled From Foxwoods Fight Card Tonight

-- 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.]

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