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TKO Boxing Promotions Signs Peter Manfredo Jr.

by on Jun.16, 2009, under Boxing News, Press Releases



PROVIDENCE, RI, June 15, 2009 – Middleweight contender Peter Manfredo Jr. has signed an exclusive promotional contract with Las Vegas-based TKO BOXING Promotions, it was announced today by its President, Chet Koerner.

 “We’re very proud to be working with Peter as he works his way up the middleweight rankings towards a championship bout. He’s been a world class fighter for a long time and we’re very happy to add him to our growing stable of outstanding talent” said Koerner. (continue reading…)

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Floyd Sr. Claims He’ll Train Son for a Mosley Megafight

by on Jun.09, 2009, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

By John Martinez The return of Floyd “Money” Mayweather means an influx of revenue and action fights for boxing right?

Surely the once number one fighter on the planet with the undefeated record parlays into a buzz that boxing fans want and need to see. (continue reading…)

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CES Notebook

by on May.08, 2009, under Press Releases

Aaron Williams

Aaron Williams

Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES) president Jimmy Burchfield and his staff are busy all over the world making fights, promoting shows and signing prospects.

“We have ‘Awesome’ Aaron Williams in the biggest fight of his life tomorrow (Saturday) in Germany,” Burchfield explained. “Our world-rated light heavyweight Joey ‘KO Kid’ Spina headlines a show May 22nd at Twin River, featuring the CES debut of James McGirt, Jr., along with some of the best young fighters in New England. And we just signed to co-promote another good middleweight prospect, Marcus Upshaw, who fights tonight (Friday) for the Florida State title in Tampa.”
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With Nowhere to Hide, Stark Starched by Escalante

by on May.01, 2009, under Boxing News, CBZ Columnists, Juan Ayllon

Escalante (right) takes it to Stark

Escalante (right) takes it to Stark

By Juan C. Ayllon at ringside – CHICAGO – Prior to his heavyweight title defense against slick and fast punching Billy Conn in June of 1941, Joe Louis uttered that famous line, “he can run, but he can’t hide.” NABO Junior Featherweight champion Antonio Escalante could have said the same thing tonight, and he’d have been right. (continue reading…)

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