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News: Joe Hanks; Peter Quillin; Manny Pacquiao



With the addition of undefeated heavyweight contender Joe Hanks to Roy Englebrecht Promotions Fight Club OC show this Thursday, December 6th, boxing history will be made, as the show now will feature three undefeated heavyweights all with 10 or more wins, all on the same card, a first for the sport of boxing in California! Joining 20-0 Joe Hanks who will face 11-3 Maurenzo Smith from Houston, will be Seattle’s 11-0 Vince Thompson vs San Jose’s 5-7 Yohan Banks, and Rowland Heights 10-0 Alexander Flores faces 12-7 Matt Hicks from Las Vegas, all in six round bouts.

“When Joe Deguardia who is Joe Hank’s promoter called me on Thursday asking if I had room on my December 6th card for Joe, as his fight in Albany fall out, I said absolutely,” said Englebrecht. “Joe was becoming a fan favorite at the Battle In The Ballroom shows in 2008 and 2009, so I knew our fans would be glad to see him back in action in the OC.”

This eight bout card will take place in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event in Costa Mesa, CA, and there is still about 100 tickets available and they can be purchased at www.fightcluboc.com

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Grantland Premieres Digital Short on Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin

Grantland’s THE BRINK: Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin is an inside look at one of boxing’s most promising and charismatic figures. Our cameras follow Quillin, who overcame dire poverty as a child to become the undefeated #1 middleweight contender, on the most important night of his life: his first world title shot, at the Barclays Center in his adopted hometown of Brooklyn.

This is the first in director Jason Hehir’s short film series for Grantland chronicling the moment when a rising athlete/artist breaks through onto the big stage.

View this digital short at: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8706536/peter-kid-chocolate-quillin-first-title-fight

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Blackbelt TV’s Rockin’ Raquel goes one-on-one with Manny Pacquiao!

Blackbelt TV’s Rockin’ Raquel hung out with boxing champion, Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao and got an inside view of what he plans to do this coming Saturday in the fourth showdown between the Champ and Juan Manuel Marquez!

Rockin’ Raquel spent time with Manny Pacquiao at Wild Card Boxing to get an exclusive view of his training camp and what Manny will do to finish Marquez! Raquel also hungout with legendary coach, Freddie Roach, and promoter, Bob Arum, to see what they had to say about the match-up!

Manny gets into the ring with his rival on Saturday, December the 8th, at 9:00 PM/6:00PM (ET/PT). The fight goes down at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and you can watch this thrilling match-up on Pay-Per-View.

Check out a clip from Blackbelt TV’s exclusive interview with the Champ HERE! If you’re looking for a ready-for-press version to download, please contact Eve Whitaker, Blackbelt TV’s Marketing Director (info below).

Blackbelt TV is the World’s martial arts television network, bringing you the best fight leagues, martial arts competitions, and Kung Fu movies from around the world, and of course, all hosted by our sexy Fight Jocks! If you don’t have Blackbelt TV, head to www.blackbelt.com/getbbtv and tell your cable provider they should have Blackbelt TV as a channel option!

“If you miss Blackbelt TV, you miss me!”
- Manny Pacquiao