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Tarver-Dawson Doubleheader In Hartford, Conn. Go On Sale today

NEW YORK (May 16, 2007) -- Tickets in all price ranges go on sale Wednesday, May 16, for a sensational fight card Saturday, June 9, at The Connecticut Convention Center at Hartford, Conn. Priced at $35, $50, $100, $200 and $500, they are on sale at TicketMaster outlets by calling (860) 525-4500 and at TicketMaster.com. Tickets also may be purchased at The Connecticut Convention Center by calling (860) 249-6000.

The main event of an outstanding fight card will feature the highly anticipated return of one of boxing’s most recognizable and talented pound-for-pound fighters, the legendary, former undisputed light heavyweight champion, Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver of Tampa, Fla.

An ex-International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Association (WBA) light heavyweight titleholder, Tarver (24-4, 18 KOs) will face Elvir Muriqi (34-3, 21 KOs) for the vacant International Boxing Organization (IBO) 175-pound crown. The New York-based Muriqi has won three in a row and 21 of his last 23.

In the co-main event, “Awesome” Chad Dawson (23-0, 15 KOs) of New Haven, Conn., will make the initial defense of his WBC light heavy belt against Mexico’s hard-hitting Jesus “Chuy’’ Ruiz (19-4, 17 KOs).

A top-notch undercard will feature three local, promising, crowd-pleasing boxers: rising Danbury (Conn.) welterweight Delvin Rodriguez, popular Hartford women’s prospect, Adelita Irizarry, and New Haven super middleweight Elvin Ayala.

A terrific event is presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing in association with Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, and AT Entertainment.

The doors open at 6 p.m. First fight is at 7 p.m.



About Star Boxing
Star Boxing has been in operation since 1992. Star Boxing's stable features world-class athletes and has consistently brought credibility, integrity, and exciting fights to the boxing industry.

For information on Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, visit http://www.starboxing.com

About The Connecticut Convention Center

The Connecticut Convention Center is located on the eastern edge of Downtown Hartford, overlooking the beautiful Connecticut River and Adriaen’s Landing, the city’s exciting new riverfront district. With over 140,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 40,000 square foot ballroom and 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, it is the largest convention facility between New York and Boston, featuring exceptional highway access at the crossroads of New England, where Interstates 84 and 91 meet.

For information on Connecticut Convention Center, visit http://www.ctconventions.com

Article posted on 16.05.2007



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