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Michael Grant To Battle Demetrice King This Friday

PHILADELPHIA (JULY 8, 2008)—Boxing returns to the National Guard Armory on Roosevelt Blvd. in Northeast Philadelphia as Southern Starr Promotions presents a huge night of boxing that is headlined by the continued comeback of former world Heavyweight title challenger, Michael Grant taking on upset specialist Demetrice King in a bout scheduled for eight rounds..

The thirty-five year old Grant, 43-3 with thirty-three knockouts of Blue Bell, PA was once hailed the future of the Heavyweight division until he ran until he was stopped in two rounds to the legendary Lennox Lewis in 2000. He then lost his next bout to Jameel McCline and racked up seven straight knockouts before being stopped in seven rounds by Dominick Guinn in 2003.

Since then Grant has won five consecutive fights, which includes a seventh round stoppage over Kevin Montiy last September 5th.

Despite being just twenty-three years old, King has already fought the whose- who of the Heavyweight division. Weather it's a title contender such as Shannon Briggs or a rising prospect such as Chazz Witherspoon, Jason Estrada or Kevin Johnson, King will fight anyone at anytime.

After being thrown to the wolves, the native of Flint, Michigan had a record of 9-15. King got two knockout wins over non-descript opposition before upsetting the highly regarded undefeated Don King Promoted Bermane Stiverne. King has scored two knockouts since then to up his record to 14-15 with twelve knockouts.

The co-feature is an eight round Jr. Middleweight bout between Troy Browning and Clarence "Sonny Bono" Taylor.

Browning of Willingboro, New Jersey has a record of 20-2-1 with eight knockouts and is itching to get back in the win column after dropping his last two bouts. He started his career off with a record of 20-0-1 before losing decisions to Delvin Rodriguez and most recently to Pawel Wolak.

Taylor, of Wilmington, Delaware has a record of 13-16-1 with six knockouts. Taylor has been in the ring with quality opposition such as Vanes Martirosyian and former world champion Bronco McKart. He is coming off ten round unanimous decision defeat to Willie Lee

A third eight-round affair will feature former World title challenger Ross Thompson, 26-12-2 with sixteen knockouts taking on Jameel "Black Gold" Wilson, 13-13-3 with eight knockouts in a Super Middleweight affair.

The card will be rounded out by William Davis making his pro debut against Devon Ellis (0-1) in a four round Super Featherweight bout.

The son of former Heavyweight champion Tim Witherspoon, Tim Witherspoon Jr. (0-1) takes on Juvair Dennis (1-1, 1 KO) in a Lightweight bout.

Debuting Heavyweight, Tanzee Daniels battles Tiffany Woodward (1-0)

Tickets for this fine evening of boxing are available and range in prices of $75 for VIP, $60 for Ringside and $30 for General Admission and can be purchased by calling 609-2029278 or 856-351-0011

Article posted on 09.07.2008



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