Menominee Boxer Marcus Oliveira to Fight for Light Heavyweight World Championship

Oliveira on cover of "Topeka Magazine"

Oliveira on cover of “Topeka Magazine”

LAWRENCE, KANSAS – American Indian boxer Marcus Oliveira (Menominee) (25-0) will contend for the light heavyweight division in the World Boxing Association’s (WBA) on December 14 at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenberg, Germany.

Oliveira is 25-0-1 with 20 knockouts.

He will fight Juergen Braehmer, who is 41-2 with 31 knockouts. Braehmer won the European title last February.

The thirty-four year old Oliveira has been with Don King Productions since 2010 and won his last fight against then undefeated Ryan Coyne on April 12 at Treasure Island Casino in Las Vegas where he beat Coyne in an 11th round knock-out.

Prior to his Las Vegas fight,  Oliveira beat Antwun Echols on January 29 in three rounds at the Menominee Casino & Resort in Keshena, Wis. and on October 27 knocked out Ricky Torrez in the first round in Caracas, Venezuela

Oliveira’s background includes over 200 amateur fights He is also affiliated with Underground Boxing of Kansas City, Haskell Boxing Club in Lawrence and Tushka Training in Mayetta.  His trainers are Erik Riley (White Mountain Apache), Cody Wilson (Choctaw), and Darren Jacobs (Oglala Lakota).

Menominee Marcus Oliveira to fight for Word Title on Dec 14

Menominee Marcus Oliveira to fight for Word Title on Dec 14

Oliveira is originally from Keshena, Wisconsin.  He lives and works on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.  He came to Kansas and played sports for Haskell Indian Nations University and has been an influential member of the Haskell Boxing Club. Oliveira is married with two children.

Suzanne Heck, Ph.D., editor of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation’s “Potawatomi News” contributed to article. Her feature article about is Oliveira is in the current issue of “Topeka Magazine.”

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