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Nate Campbell vs Tiger Martinez on July 30

15.07.04 - Two exciting rematches will highlight DiBella Entertainment's fourth installment of Broadway Boxing Presented by Mohegan Sun on Friday night, July 30, when Bronx native "Tiger" Martinez (20-2-1, 9 KOs) faces Nate Campbell of Jacksonville, FL (24-2-1, 21 KOs) in the main event, and Aneudi "El Estudiante" Santos of Freeport, NY (11-1, 7 KO's) squares off against Sam Reese of Santo Domingo, DR in the co-feature.

Campbell and Martinez fought to a thrilling draw in their first encounter in May of 2003 on NBC Sports. They are now fighting for the number two ranking in the IBF Junior Lightweight Division. Santos lost to Reese by decision this past January, and is looking to avenge his sole loss. Santos is nicknamed "El Estudiante" for his studies in both the ring and as a full-time student at Hofstra University on Long Island.

"This is a must win fight for both Tiger and Nate," said Lou DiBella, president of DiBella Entertainment. "We are thrillled to bring a great fight to Mohegan Sun because they have been a great partner in this series."

"Tiger never hurt me," said Campbell. "I have nothing to worry about because I have excelled in every athletic endeavor that I have been involved in."

"The biggest difference you will see in the rematch is my improved punching power," said Martinez.

The event will be broadcast by HDNet in high definition, as well as on MSG Network, Fox Sports Net New England and Empire Sports Network.

The Broadway Boxing cards originate from venues in the five boroughs, the greater New York Metropolitan Tri-State area, and Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Mohegan Sun is the series site sponsor. Turner Construction, HBO Sports, and Gallagher's Steak House are also sponsors.

The broadcast team will include: MSG's talented Gus Johnson delivering the blow by blow; boxing authority Steve Farhood handling expert analyst duties; New York native and former Golden Gloves champion Brian Adams will be the ringside reporter and third man, while WFAN and "Imus in the Morning" sportscaster Sid Rosenberg will serve as the ring announcer. Respected Boston Globe writer Ron Borges will rotate with Farhood and handle color commentary on the New England shows.

CompuBox will provide its customary excellence with "Punchstats" for the broadcast, including punches thrown/landed, jabs thrown/landed and power punches thrown/landed.

As part of the Broadway Boxing community relations effort, Turner Construction has sponsored a series of DBE boxing clinics at Police Athletic League locations within the five boroughs. The PAL clinics will be conducted by boxers who will be appearing on Broadway Boxing.

Tickets are priced at $35.00 and $25.00, and are available at Mohegan Sun's in-house Box Office, on-line through tickets.com, by calling tickets.com at 1.800.477.6849 or at any tickets.com outlet.

Article posted on 15.07.2004



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