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Oliveira-Galloway for IBU World welterweight title

31.07.04 - Former WBO and USBA welterweight champion Manning “The Spoiler” Galloway (60-17-1, 13 KOs) has replaced Frankie Randall as “Sucra” Ray Oliveira’s (46-9-2, 22 KOs) opponent in the International Boxing Union World welterweight championship match August 6, headlining “Clash for Cash: Under The Stars,” outdoors at historic Fraser Field in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc. (CES), in association with Mohegan Sun and ENB Productions, is promoting “Clash For Cash: Under The Stars.” ENB is a group comprised of Eddie Andelman, sports talk radio show host at WWZN 1510 The Zone; Nick Lopardo, owner of the North Shore Spirit independent baseball team in Lynn; Bill Blumenreich, owner of the Comedy Connection.

“I learned that Randall hadn’t been working out the way he should have to come here to fight for a world title,” promoter Jimmy Burchfield explained. “I didn’t want to risk putting on a non-competitive fight, so we’ve replaced him with Galloway, who is a much tougher opponent for Ray. He’s a lefty and they don’t call him ‘The Spoiler’ for nothing. Manning specializes in winning in his opponent’s backyard. He’s coming off an upset of 2000 Olympic Silver Medallist Ricardo Williams and beat former Canadian middleweight champ Byron Mackie in his hometown. Mackie lost a close decision to Ray last summer. “

Oliveria has beaten two former world champions Charles Murray (twice) and Vince Phillips, as well as present WBA junior welterweight title-holder “Vicious” Vivian Harris.

The card, broadcast live on Boston’s Boxing Station -- WWZN 1510 The Zone (available worldwide via the internet at www.1510thezone.com), also will feature four New England title matches ranging from heavyweight – 1996 U.S. Olympic Team captain Lawrence Clay-Bey (20-2, 15 KOs) in the co-feature -- to featherweight. A portion of the proceeds will go to The Joey Fund and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In case of rain the show will be moved to the following evening at the same site.

New World Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Colonel Bob Sheridan will fly in from Las Vegas to handle the blow-by-blow announcing with legendary boxing writer Bert Sugar. Andelman’s daytime radio partner, Dave Jageler, will make his debut as a boxing blow-by-blow announcer and CN8’s Ed Berliner will also announce a few fights.

Participating celebrities include WBA heavyweight champ John “The Quietman” Ruiz and WBA welterweight title-holder “El Gallo” Jose Antonio Rivera; retired boxers Tony DeMarco, Vinny Paz, “Irish” Micky Ward and Joe DeNucci; ex-Red Sox stars Mo Vaughn and Rico Petrocelli; comedian Steve Sweeney and entrepreneur Joe O’Donnell.

Tickets are priced at $200.00 Platinum (limited to 120 seats), $150.00 Gold ringside (first row); $100.00 Silver ringside (second row); $75.00 Bronze reserved, $45.00 reserved box seats, $35.00 reserved grandstand, and $24.00 general admission (upper grandstand). To purchase tickets call CES’ corporate headquarters (401.724.2253/2254), WWZN 1510 The Zone (781.221.7878), North Shore Spirit (781.592.0007), Concourse Ticket Agency (617.247.1888), Hub Ticket (617.426.8340) or Friend Street Ticket (617.523.0040). Visit www.cesboxing.com for additional information about “Clash For Cash: Under The Stars.” Doors open at 6 pm, first bout a 7.

Article posted on 31.07.2004



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