Oliveira Donates Championship Boxing Belt to PBPN Boys & Girls Club


7.7.21 – Marcus Oliveira (Menominee) delivers his championship boxing belt to PBPN Tribal Council members as a donation to the Boys & Girls Club of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. From left: PBPN Vice-Chairman Zach Pahmahmie, Secretary Camilla Chouteau, TC Member Raphael Wahwassuck, Marcus Oliveira, Chairman Joseph Rupnick, TC Member Bill Evans, and Treasurer Wade Pahmahmie.


Marcus Oliveira met with PBPN Tribal Council today to donate his recently acquired Rumble in the Heartland Championship boxing belt to the Boys & Girls Club of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Oliveira was featured as the main event at the Rumble in the Heartland boxing event, held on June 19, 2021, in Neosho, Missouri. He fought Justin Ridgway in the Cruiser Weight division and won during the 5th round by Knock Out. The PBP Nation provided sponsorship to Oliveira for the event.

A member of the Menominee Nation, Oliveira began boxing at the age of 7, advancing to the professional level, and has engaged in boxing matches internationally. He currently ranks 27th in the United States for his weight class. For more on future events, visit his Facebook page at

Marcus currently serves as the Waste Water Coordinator within the PBPN Planning and Environmental Protection Division. He has provided approximately 11 years of service for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation between the casino and the government.