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New WBC Interim Caribbean Heavyweight Champion Franklin Lawrence Signs with Fisticuffs Productions

by on Feb.01, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

VERONA, NY, January 31, 2011 — This past Saturday night, Franklin “Yah Yah” Lawrence scored an impressive tenth round stoppage over former U.S. Olympian Jason Estrada to capture the WBC interim Caribbean Heavyweight title at the beautiful Turning Stone Casino and Resort.

What was not known that before the fight, Lawrence signed a promotional contract with Fisticuffs Productions.

“We came to an agreement hours before the fight”, said Dave Escalet of Fisticuffs Productions.

“We had got some great feedback about Franklin through our matchmaker Nick Tiberi and I give him a lot of credit for seeing the talent in Franklin and giving us a heads up about him”

“The fighter showed character and he and his manager Robert Chambers signed a long term agreement.  Some fighters would have just waited to see what would happen during the fight but he believes in our team with Fisticuffs”

“He has two quality knockouts in a row and that should be put him in a significant fight and we look forward to helping secure that opportunity for him”

“He also has a great outgoing personality that is a breath of fresh air for the Heavyweight division he is willing to fight his way to the top and we will look to get him the best possible opportunities to make that happen”

The exciting fight between Lawrence and Estrada is now available for just $9.99 by clicking: Stone/901

Before the stoppage over Estrada, who previously had never been stopped, Lawrence took out former contender Lance “Mount” Whitaker on September 11, 2010.

Lawrence, thirty-five years old of Indianapolis, Indiana has a record of 14-2-2 with nine knockouts.

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