Boxing News: Eddie Chambers, Ikeke-Ramadan, 8 Count Productions
On Friday night, October 3rd one of the best Heavyweights in the world will be coming back to the Legendary Blue Horizon as Blue Horizon Boxing Inc in association with Score America and Goossen-Tutor present: The Return of “Fast” Eddie Chambers. Chambers, 31-1 with seventeen knockouts is currently ranked number-eight by the IBF, will grace The Legendary Blue Horizon ring for the first time in almost two and one-half years. Chambers amassed a perfect record of17-0 with nine knockouts at The Legendary Blue Horizon..
Article posted on 12.09.2008
Since last fighting at The Legendary Blue Horizon, Chambers has built up a world-wide following by scoring victories over Derrick Rossy (15-0), Dominick Guinn (28-4-1) and Calvin Brock (31-1).
Chambers was one win a way from fighting for the Heavyweight championship of the world when he dropped a close decision to Alexander Povetkin.
The Philadelphia native got back in the win column on June 20th when he viciously stopped Raphael Butler in six rounds in The Cayman Islands.
Chambers opponent will be announced shortly and the fight will be the main event of a great night of boxing that will be streamed live on the internet on www.gofightlive.tv
A full undercard will be announced
“Fast” Eddie Chambers (31-1, 17 KO’s)-IBF # 8 Heavyweight
“I basically got that start of my career here that led to my first success. I am excited to come back and start the second half of my career at a good pace that will help push for a title shot in 2009.”
“Tune on October 3rd on www.gofightlive.tv and hope all the fans can make it down here and hopefully they all will see a quick knockout.”
Dan Goossen (Chambers co-promoter of GOOSSEN-TUTOR)
"Eddie has all the talent in the world when he uses it and under the recent watchful eye of Rob Murray, I believe we'll continue to see the improvement that we witnessed in his last victory in June." "Getting back to his roots is a good thing and the Blue is his roots."
Rob Murray Sr. (Manager/Trainer)
“Eddie undoubtedly the best heavyweight in the world”
“It is an honor to return to then number-one boxing club venue in the world. This is the place where we honed our skills.”
“When Eddie was coming up we made a promise that once we became contender’s we would come back to fight at The Legendary Blue Horizon and hopefully we can next come back here as the Heavyweight champion of the world.”
Ticket prices for this great night of boxing are $200 for Queen Seating, $125 for Presidential seats, $65 for VIP, $55 for Ringside, and $45 for General Admission and can be purchased by calling The Legendary Blue Horizon at 1-215-763-0500 or by logging on to comcasttix.com. Doors open at 6:30 PM / 1st bout begins at 7:30 PM
The Legendary Blue Horizon is located at 1314 North Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA
For more information, log on to www.legendarybluehorizon.com
8 COUNT FIGHTERS CELEBRATE MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CICERO PARADE STARTS AT 12NOON THIS SATURDAY
CHICAGO, IL , (September 11, 2008) One week ahead of “ LIBERTY ”, the world class professional boxing card set for Friday, September 19th at Cicero Stadium, members of the 8 Count Productions team will join with the town of Cicero in their Mexican Independence Celebration by riding in the annual parade this Saturday afternoon. September 13th.
Chicago’s “blood and guts” warrior, Luciano “EL MICHOACAN” Perez and his brother Noe Perez, both of whom will be appearing at “LIBERTY” will be joined by undefeated junior welterweight Ivan Popoca and world ranked bantamweight Francisco “EL NINO AZTECA” Rodriguez.
Said Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, “The parade is an excellent opportunity to share in the celebration of Mexican independence day and the whole team is looking forward it. “ LIBERTY ” is a great boxing card and we’re glad to be a part of Cicero ’s annual celebration.”
The parade kicks off at 12Noon at the corner of Austin Blvd. and Cermak Rd. and runs east to 54th ave.
Tickets for “ LIBERTY ”, along with Budweiser, TCF Bank, Aero Mexico, Jack Daniels, EL Jimador Tequila, Grossinger Auto Group, ABT Electronics and New York Jewelers, are on sale in advance by calling the 8 Count Productions office at 312-226-5800. Cicero Stadium is located at 1909 S. Laramie . Doors for this event will open at 7pm with the first bell scheduled for 8pm.
Headlining the “ LIBERTY ” card is an eight round junior welterweight bout between Sonora , Mexico ’s Ramon Montano and Bayamon , Puerto Rico native Mike Gonzalez.
The co-main event features the return of Chicago fan favorite Luciano “EL MICHOACAN” Perez taking on Puerto Rico ’s Devin Lopez in a junior middleweight bout.
In a special feature attraction, Noe Perez, will make his professional debut. The nineteen old amateur standout will battle local favorite Nick Arellano in a scheduled four round lightweight bout. Perez was the 132 pound 2008 Chicago Golden Gloves champion.
Also featured at “LIBERTY” is a six round light heavyweight bout between undefeated Chicagoan Gerald Taylor, who will look to continue his winning ways against Davenport, Iowa’s Jeffrey Osborne Jr.. in a scheduled six round bout.
Opening the show, Chicago based fighters Miguel Angel Figueroa and Jeff “THE BIG FROG” Curran will battle in a four round bout.
The public weigh-in for “ LIBERTY ” will take place at TCF Bank/ Melrose Park at 1440 W. North Ave. at 7pm on Thursday, September 18th.
The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be noted boxing ring announcer Thomas Treiber.
8 Count Productions was started by Dominic Pesoli in 1998 and has consistently presented the highest quality professional boxing events in Chicagoland. In 2003, Pesoli along with former featherweight contender Mike Garcia opened JABB Boxing Gym, a 6,000 square foot venue dedicated to the finest Chicagoland boxers of all talent levels.
To view the seating chart and poster for this event or for more information on 8 Count Productions and JABB Boxing Gym, please visit www.8countproductions.com and www.jabbboxing.com
Ikeke-Ramadan Co-Feature on “KnockOut Poverty” All-African Pro Boxing Show Albert-Duran Headlines Tuesday night, Sept. 23 at Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City
NEW YORK CITY (September 11, 2008) – Former world title challenger Kingsley Ikeke faces Abdullah Ramadan in the September 23rd co-feature on the “KnockOut Poverty” pro boxing card, presented by Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions, at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
Ikeke (24-3, 13 KOs) replaces Briamah Kamoka, who did not meet NYSAC requirements, against Sudan-native Ramadam (15-8, 9), former IBF Interim light heavyweight title challenger, in the co-feature bout awaiting final approval as a 12-rounder for the vacant IBF All-African light heavyweight championship.
Two-time Nigerian Olympian and former IBA Continental light middleweight title-holder Eromosele “Bad Boy” Albert (21-2, 10 KOs), fighting out of Miami, meets Ghana-native Ossie Duran (23-6-1, 9 KOs), former Commonwealth light middleweight and welterweight champion, in the 12-round main event for the vacant IBF Continental African light middleweight title.
“KnockOut Poverty” is a landmark event to help fight poverty in Africa. Grammy Award-winning, UN Goodwill Ambassador Youssou N’Dour and friends are among the many stars scheduled for the historic evening of entertainment, music and boxing. N’Dour and other musical legends are scheduled to perform between fights with proceeds from the event going to the All For Africa charitable organization.
Two-time world title challenger, light heavyweight Jaffa “The African Assassin” Ballagou (45-6, 39 KOs), from Togo, faces multiple World Muay Thai champion Manu Ntoh (17-14-1, 10 KOs), from Cameroon, in an eight-round bout. Rounding out the 4-fight card is a four-round bout between a pair of light welterweights making their pro debuts, Issouf Kinda, of Bukini Faso, and Carlos Fortoso.
For ticket and sponsorship information call 212.351.0111 or go online to www.allforafrica.org.
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