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Quartey-Forrest Showdown In The Big Apple!

In what could have been a historic fight 5 years ago, Ike Quartey (37-2-1, 31 KOs) battles Vernon Forrest (37-2, 28 KOs) live tonight on HBO. These formers Welterweight Champions are coming off of impressive victories while serving as the under card to two big separate cards, and are now headlining tonight events from the worlds most famous arena: Madison Square Garden.

In what could have been a historic fight 5 years ago, Ike Quartey (37-2-1, 31 KOs) battles Vernon Forrest (37-2, 28 KOs) live tonight on HBO. These formers Welterweight Champions are coming off of impressive victories while serving as the under card to two big separate cards, and are now headlining tonight events from the worlds most famous arena: Madison Square Garden.

Ghana’s own Quartey ruled the Welterweight Division, and served as Champion, from 1994-1999. Everything seemed to be going well until he suffered back-to-back losses to Oscar De la Hoya and Fernando Vargas. After a 5 year break from the sport, Quartey came back in January of 2005 to defeat Clint McNeal by TKO. He followed that up with consecutive victories to Verno Phillips and Carlos Bojorquez. He now looks to fight one of the other great Welterweights of the 90’s, Vernon Forrest.

After showing dominance in the late 90’s and starting of the new century with back to back victories over Shane Mosley, it seemed like nothing could stand in Vernon Forrest’s’ way. Coming into his fight with Ricardo Mayorga with the WBA and WBC Welterweight Titles and an impressive, 35-0, record, Forrest was on top of the world. Nobody told Mayorga that he was a huge underdog, and he showed it with a shocking TKO victory over Forrest in the 3rd round. He proved it again six months later with a Majority Decision over Forrest. After a two year break, Forrest has come back hungrier than ever, and with impressive victories over Sergio Rios and Elco Garcia, looks to make one last claim in the division he previously dominated.

A victory for either fighter could bring a possible Championship fight into the future. A loss will more than likely send the other looking into retirement.

Make sure to tune in Live tonight 9pm EST from New York only on HBO.

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