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Godfrey ranked #1 at cruiser, fights Jeremy Williams on Saturday

NABF cruiserweight Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey (16-0, 9 KOs) moved into the No. 1 contender position in the World Boxing Council’s newest ratings. The WBC reportedly will order a title elimination match between Godfrey and No. 2 rated Rudolf Kraz (12-0, 9 KOs) to determine the mandatory contender for newly crowned champion David “Hayemaker” Haye (20-1, 19 KOs), who recently stopped WBC/WBA title-holder Jean Marc Mormeck (33-3) in the seventh round..

Providence-native Godfrey, now training out of Hartford under the guidance of former world ranked light heavyweight title challenger "Iceman John Scully, must successfully defend his NABF title belt on November. 24 against former WBO heavyweight title challenger Jeremy “Half-Man, Half-Amazing” Williams (42-5-1, 35 KOs) in the 12-round main event headlining “Pinnacle FiteNite: The Heat’s On In Hartford” at the Connecticut Convention Center. Godfrey also is rated No. 4 by the International Boxing Federation and No. 6 by the World Boxing Association.

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 being offered to 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, to order tickets or for more information. Visit www.pinnaclefitenite.com for additional information. Doors will open at 5:30 PM/ET, first bout at 6:45 PM/ET.

Nov. 24 Opponents Announced for Spina & Remillard

USNBC and IBF Intercontinental super middleweight champion Joey “KO Kid” Spina (21-1-1, 15 KOs), of Providence, takes in upset specialist Brian “The Assassin” Norman (15-5, 4 KOs), while former WBC Youth super featherweight title-holder Matt “Sharp Shoot” Remillard (11-0, 7 KOs), of Manchester (CT), returns to the ring after 14-months of inactivity due to a hand injury versus John “The Hammer” Trotman, former Caribbean super featherweight champion fighting out of Barbados, in a six-round match. Hartford junior welterweight Addy Irizarry (2-1, 2 KOs) is fighting on the “Pinnacle FiteNite: The Heat’s On In Hartford” card in a four-rounder against TBA.

“PinnacleFiteNite: The Heat’s On In Hartford'

“Pinnacle FiteNite: 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 air on dates and times to be determined across the country on numerous Comcast regional stations including Comcast West, Cox Network in Rhode Island, American One Network, Fight Network in Canada, Sports Net New York, GTV in Africa, as well as internationally on KOTV. Pinnacle FiteNite is produced by 21 Lakes and distributed by Integrated Sports. Award-winning Al Bernstein will handle the blow-by-blow duties, while former NFL placekicker Benny Ricardo and Mesi will be the color commentators.

Article posted on 19.11.2007



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