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Mia St. John w/White Sox Ozzie Guillen Kicks Off Fight Week For "Fist Of Fury"

April 16 2007 (Merrillville, IN)- Ozzie Guillen, manager of the 2005 World Champion Chicago White Sox and one of Chicagoland’s most beloved sports figures, has invited Mia “The Knock Out” St. John to be his guest at his 4p.m. press conference at Cellular Field on Tuesday, April 17. Fight fans are invited to a number of Fight Week opportunities to meet St. John and the other Octavius James’ One In A Million Inc. boxers before their April 20th “Fist of Fury” bouts at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, IN..

Guillen, beloved for his Hall of Fame playing and coaching careers as well as his colorfully candid comments, is known to be a fight fan. “That’s great, because I’m a big baseball fan,”

St. John said. “I can’t wait to meet him, especially since he was the first Latino manager to win a World Series.”

In addition to St. John, “Merciless” Mary McGee, Jimmy “The Fighting School Teacher” Holmes (14-0-2, 7 KOs), Don Moore (10-0-1, 8 KOS), Nick Cook (14-1-1, 8 KOs) and Jason Cook (pro debut), will be available for autographs and photos at a number of Fight Week events.

Fans are invited to the following:

Wednesday, April 18th at 1 p.m.- Chicago’s official pre-fight press conference hosted by Players Bar & Grill, 551 N. Ogden (just north of Grand).

Wednesday, April 18th at 6:30 p.m.- Northwest Indiana’s official pre-fight press conference hosted by The Registry, 15 N. Court St. in Crown Point.

Thursday, April 19th at 6:30 p.m.-The official “Fist of Fury” weigh ins will be hosted by Langel’s Pizza, 2833 Highway Avenue in Highland, IN.

Since making her professional debut nearly 10 years ago, St. John, a pioneer of women’s boxing and a certain Hall of Famer, has fought on some of the highest profile boxing cards headlined by legends including Oscar de La Hoya (5 times), Julio Cesar Chavez, Arturo Gatti, Johnny Tapia, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Roy Jones Jr.

In the November 1999 issue of Playboy magazine, Mia appeared on the cover along with an eleven page boxing themed celebrity pictorial. She has appeared on Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, The O’Reilly Factor, The ESPYs and many others.

The daughter of a Mexican immigrant single mother, Mia founded the El Saber Es Poder

Foundation which seeks to empower Latinos by providing schools with better supplies, equipment and developmental programs to help further education

Chicagoland’s premier entertainment venue, The Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville is

conveniently located just 45 minutes from Chicago. Simply take the Skyway to I-65 and exit at US 30.

Doors open at 7 p.m. The first bout is at 8 p.m.

Tickets, priced at $100 VIP, $75 VIP ringside, $50 ringside and $25 general admission, are available from Star Plaza Theatre box office at (219-769-6600) or from any Ticket Master location at (312-559-1212) or www.TicketMaster.com.

For more information on One In A Million Inc.’s “Fist of Fury” event call 866-438-7372, or visit www.OneInAMillionBoxing.com.

Article posted on 16.04.2007



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