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Tua-Montana, Mesi-Williams & Greenberg-Reed headline Pinnacle FiteNite

SALT LAKE CITY (August 7, 2007) – “Don’t Blink” should be stamped on all tickets for the August 18th “Pinnacle FiteNite” pay-per-view event in Utah. Fans ordering PPV should be warned in advance not to go to the refrigerator or the bathroom during the 3-hour, 4-fight minimum show..

There are few certainties in professional boxing but it’s as close to a lock as possible that once the first bell rings, plenty of explosions will be taking place in the ring, resulting in multiple knockouts.

And boxing fans like nothing more than watching big boys being put to sleep.

“Pinnacle FiteNite” is a pro boxing pay-per-view series emanating for a wide variety of venues. The Aug. 18th edition at the South Towne Exposition Center in Sandy, Utah, promoted by C.A.M. Boxing, Inc. in association with Sports and Entertainment Media, Inc. and Gotham Boxing, features some of the most powerful punchers in the game today.

Samoan knockout specialist David “Tuaman” Tua, ranked No. 12 by the WBC, against Mexican heavyweight champion Saul “La Cobra” Montana is one 10-round co-main event, while former WBC top contender and unbeaten heavyweight “Baby” Joe Mesi takes another step towards his goal of a world title shot against NBA title-holder Sherman “The Tank” Williams in the other 10-round co-main event.

If the dual main events don’t provide enough dynamite, Russian-born unbeaten heavyweight prospect Roman Greenberg, the No. 11 rated European heavyweight who was raised in Israel and lives in England, meets former WBO heavyweight title challenger “Dangerous” Damon Reed in a 10-round Special Heavyweight Attraction.

Tua (47-3-1, 40 KOs) has stopped 40 of his 47 victims (85%) including current WBC title-holder Oleg Maskaev, as well as former world champions John Ruiz, Hasim Rahman and Michael Moorer. Montana (48-14, 42 KOs) has an even higher KO ratio than Tua, 42 of 48 for 87.5%, but “Tuaman” has never been counted out.

Mesi (35-0, 28 KOs), known as Buffalo’s third sports franchise, put world heavyweight title contender DaVarryl “Touch Of Sleep” Williamson to sleep in the opening round of their 2003 fight, as well as David Izon, Jorge Luis Gonzalez and a total of 28 of 35 (80%) of his opponents.

Williams (33-10-2, 19 KOs) has been stopped only once in 45 pro fights and the always-tough Bahamian has shown added power in the last his last fight fights, knocking out his last three opponents, four of his last five.

Greenberg and Reed are no slouches, either, when it comes to putting lights out. Roman has stopped 17 of 25 (80%) foes; Reed 30 of 43.

Former WBO heavyweight title challenger Jeremy “Half-Man, Half-Amazing” Williams (41-5-1, 35 KOs), brings his power down one weight class as a cruiserweight and he has KO’d 85% of the men he’s defeated, including Attila Levin, David Bostice, Jesse Ferguson, and Danell Nicholson. Williams’ opponent is Salt Lake City favorite Gary “Pit Bill” Gomez (18-8-1, 7 KOs) in an eight-round bout.

Also scheduled to fight on the Aug. 18th undercard is undefeated New York City middleweight prospect Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (13-0, 11 KOs), who tends to get in on the KO act (85%), and Las Vegas high-profile defense attorney Marc “The Defender” Saggese (2-0, 2 KOs). All bouts and fighters are subject to change.

The Aug. 18th Pinnacle FiteNite event will be produced by 21 Lakes and distributed by Integrated Sports. The 3-hour, four-bout minimum Pinnacle FiteNite show will be available live on Aug. 18 at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT on both cable and satellite PPV via iN Demand, DirecTV and TVN, as well as live in Canada via satellite PPV on Bell Expressvue, for a suggested retail price of $24.95.

Tickets, priced at $35.00, $50.00 and $75.00, are on sale and available at www.smithstix.com, South Towne Exposition Center box office, and local outlets. For additional information go to www.pinnaclefitenite.com. Doors open 5:00 PM/MT, first bout 6:00 PM/MT, first PPV bout 7:00 PM/MT.

Article posted on 08.08.2007



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