Emerald Queen Casino boxing started out on July 9, 1997 in a big circus tent when the Emerald Queen was a riverboat down on the tide flats. That was the beginning of the consistently sold-out popular Northwest boxing series, the Battle at the Boat promoted by Tacoma based promoter Brian Halquist.
On June 7, 2008, Halquist the creator of the famed Battle at the Boat series debuted the CageSport MMA fight series at the Emerald Queen Casino. Met with equal success as the boxing series the initial installment of CageSport sold-out. 2013 mark the 17th year of combative sports at the Emerald Queen Casino.
In 2014 Halquist Productions has ten fight cards scheduled, five Battle at the Boat boxing cards and five CageSport MMA cards. »
|CageSport XXXII|| Emerald Queen Casino,
|December 12, 2014
Friday 7:00 PM
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Note: Emerald Queen Casino 2014 boxing and MMA schedule includes tentatively scheduled fights so schedule is subject to change.
Emerald Queen Information
2024 East 29th St
Tacoma, WA 98404
Emerald Queen Parking:
Free parking in casino lots.
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Emerald Queen Boxing (continued)
The Emerald Queen Hotel & Casino also known as EQC I-5 is located between Seattle and Olympia in Tacoma, Washington just off the I-5. It's a Native-American casino owned and operated by the Puyallup Tribe of Indians.
Boxing at the Emerald Queen got a boost with the Forrest vs Baldomir WBC super welterweight title fight on July 28, 2007 which was sold out before it was even advertised. Promoter Brian Halquist teamed up with Gary Shaw and HBO to promote the fight which was one of the biggest fights in Washington State boxing history. The last title fight in Washington was in 1988.
Following the success of Forrest vs Baldomir, ShoBox celebrated its 100th telecast on November 2, 2007 at the Emerald Queen with Chambers vs Brock which was part of an IBF heavyweight title elimination tournament. Four fight cards at the casino were nationally televised on ESPN2, HBO and Showtime in 2007 giving The City of Destiny's rowdy boxing fans better fights than they ever could have imagined.
In addition to professional boxing matches the Puyallup Tribe's Emerald Queen Casino host and sponsors numerous amateur boxing events including the annual Guns & Hoses charity boxing event and the Tacoma Golden Gloves which is the second longest running Golden Gloves in the United States.