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Mike Tyson Making Most Of His Time In Pittsburgh Before Friday’s ShoBox Telecast

by on Apr.17, 2014, under Press Releases

 (L-R) Alexei Collado, IMP president Mike Tyson and Rod Salka  - Photo by Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME

(L-R) Alexei Collado, IMP president Mike Tyson and Rod Salka – Photo by Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME

 
PITTSBURGH, Pa.  – Legendary former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson took a break from his promotional duties for Friday’s ShoBox The New Generation tripleheader to enjoy arcade games with two of his children at Latitude 40 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
 
Tyson’s Iron Mike Productions will make its promotional debut on SHOWTIME®, home of 16 of Tyson’s last 18 fights, live at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pa., located outside of the Steel City. 
 
Joining Tyson at Latitude 40 prior to a press conference and meet-and-greet with fans was his daughter, Milan, and his son,  Morocco. 
 
In the 10-round main event, heavy-hitting Cuban lightweight Alexei “The Hurricane” Collado (18-0, 16 KOs), of Miami, Fla., by way Cork, Ireland, and Havana, Cuba, will be opposed by his toughest opponent to-date, Pittsburgh-area crowd favorite “Lightning” Rod Salka (18-3, 3 KOs), of Bunola, Pa. (continue reading…)

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Collazo fighting Khan, and fighting for Kidney disease awareness

by on Apr.16, 2014, under Press Releases

LAS VEGAS – Former WBA Welterweight World Champion boxer Luis Collazo will once again demonstrate his support for The NephCure Foundation when he meets Amir Khan in a critical confrontation May 3 as the co-featured bout on the blockbuster Floyd Mayweather card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. 

When he knocked out Victor Ortiz before his hometown fans Jan. 30 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Collazo entered the ring with NEPHCURE.ORG emblazoned on his robe and on the back of his trunks in support of the kidney disease patient advocacy group and his teenage friend, Allie Genatt, who suffers from the debilitating kidney disease FSGS.  Collazo will sport similar NEPHCURE.ORG  identification in the ring on May 3, when he takes on Khan, the popular, British, multi-sanctioning body junior welterweight champion who is moving up to the 147-pound welterweight division.    (continue reading…)

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Heavyweights Collide — Andrey Fedosov vs. Maurice Harris This Friday Night at Chicago’s Horseshoe Casino!

by on Apr.16, 2014, under Boxing News

 

Hulking Andrey Fedosov, at left.

Hulking Andrey Fedosov, at left.

 

CHICAGO, April 16, 2014 — Russian heavyweight contender ANDREY FEDOSOV will make his highly anticipated return to battle this Friday night, APRIL 18 in a scheduled eight round clash against perennial contender and tough veteran MAURICE “Mo Bettah” HARRIS at “FIGHT NIGHT” at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, just outside of Chicago.

Advance tickets starting at $25.00 for “FIGHT NIGHT” presented by Hitz Boxing in association with Round 3 Productions are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, The Venue/Horseshoe Box Office and HitzBoxing.com. Doors open on the night of the event at 7:00 p.m. CT with the first bell at 7:30 p.m. CT. (continue reading…)

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“Pittsburgh Power” professional boxing Fact Sheet

by on Apr.16, 2014, under Press Releases

 
Friday, April 18, 2014
 
Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA
 
Vacant WBC Interim FECARBOX Lightweight Championship (10)
Alexei Collado (18-0, 16 KOs), Miami, Florida by way of Cuba
vs.
Rod Salka (18-3, 3 KOs)
 
Vacant WBC Junior Welterweight Championship (8)
Felix Diaz (14-0, 8 KOs), Oxnard, California by way of Dominican Republic
vs.
Emmanuel Lartey (15-1-1, 7 KOs), Brooklyn, New York by way of Ghana
  (continue reading…)

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Donovan George, Mike Jimenez Participate as ‘Team Boom’ at Hammond, Indiana’s Horseshoe Casino Friday, April 18!

by on Apr.16, 2014, under Boxing News

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Chicago, IL (April 11, 2014) Chicago’s two most popular professional boxers, DONOVAN “Da Bomb” GEORGE and ‘Hollywood” MIKE JIMENEZ will return to battle on Friday, APRIL 18 at the Windy City’s premier fight venue, Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, it was announced today by Chicago’s leading boxing promoters Hitz Boxing and Round 3 Productions.

“These are the two most popular fighters in Chicago and with our anticipated huge crowd, local fight fans should expect an excellent night of action,” said Bobby Hitz, now in his 25th year of promoting in Chicago. “With tickets starting at just $25.00, this is an excellent value for the sports fans dollar.” (continue reading…)

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