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Joey “The K.O. Kid” Spina Returns Nov.24th

Providence, Rhode Island Super Middleweight, Joey “The KO Kid” Spina, (20-1, 15 KO’s), returns Saturday, November 24th. at the Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT. This will be Spina’s second fight in almost a month, as he nears a potential showdown with former Contender star, Jesse Brinkley..

A Spina / Brinkley rematch is in the works as Brinkley looks to avenge his KO loss to Spina last year. In their first meeting, Brinkley was leading on the score cards until a Spina left hook to the body dropped Brinkley in the 11th round. Brinkley was reeling across the ring, leading the referee to stop the fight at 1:50 of the 11th round.

The dramatic fight received honorable mention honors as “Fight of the Year” from ESPN.

“We’re glad to get Joey back in the ring so quickly,” said Spina co-manager, Patrick Doljanin. “That’s a testament to our promoter, Jimmy Burchfield. Joey is a throw-back, Rocky Graziano type fighter, who brings the kind of excitement fans expect.”

In his last fight, October 20th, Spina stopped Shannon Miller at 1:48 of round four. Reno, Nevada boxing fans quickly became Joey Spina fans as they cheered him throughout the bout. After the fight, Spina spent an hour signing autographs and taking pictures with local fans.

For more information on Joey Spina, please go to the official KO Kid Fan Page: www.myspace.com/joeythekokidspina 

“The Heat is on in Hartford” is presented by Pinnacle and Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports (CES). Exciting cruiserweight prospect and CES stable mate, Aaron Williams (15-0, 11 KO’s), will be the co-main event.

“Pinnacle Fight Night: The Heat’s On In Hartford,” promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment, Inc. (CES), in association with Sports Entertainment & Media, Inc., will be taped live and aired at dates and times to be determined across the country on numerous Comcast regional stations and the American One Network, as well as internationally by KOTV. Pinnacle FiteNite is produced by 21 Lakes and distributed by Integrated Sports.

Tickets are priced at $35.00 (Bronze), $50.00 (VIP Silver), $100.00 (VIP Gold), and $150.00 (limited Jimmy’s Platinum Club). Group discounts are available. Discount tickets are available for members of the Connecticut police and fire departments, men and women active in the U.S. military, and students. VIP Presidential Tables (total of 10 tables, 8 per table) are available by calling CES at 401.724.2253/2254. Call CES at 401.724.2253/2254, the Connecticut Convention Center (860.249.6000), Manchester PAL (860.645.6261) and Connecticut Restoration (860.528.6800), or go on line at WWW.CESBOXING.COM, for tickets and more information. Doors will open at 5:30 PM/ET, first bout at 6:45 PM/ET.

Article posted on 15.11.2007



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