Boxing News: Abraham/Marquez Broadcast, Lance Williams
HOBOKEN, N.J. (September 11, 2008) – Integrated Sports will distribute the much anticipated October 4th showdown between unbeaten International Boxing Federation middleweight champion “King” Arthur Abraham and top contender Raul “El Diamente” Marquez, in the United States and Canada, live from Germany..
Article posted on 12.09.2008
Abraham-Marquez is promoted by Wilfried Sauerland, presented by Sauerland Event and its Managing Director, Christian Meyer, in association with Seminole Warriors Boxing. The broadcast is being distributed in the United States and Canada by Integrated Sports for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, TVN, DirecTV, Viewer’s Choice Canada, and Bell ExpressVue, for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. A replay will be shown that same night starting at 9 PM/ET.
Abraham (27-0, 22 KOs), rated No. 2 by The Ring and ESPN, is coming off of his first fight in the United States (Hollywood, FL), stopping Edison Miranda (30-2) in the second round of their June 21st title fight in explosive fashion. Abraham, however, remains somewhat of a curiosity factor in North America in terms of being a serious threat for Kelly Pavlik in a potential unification bout.
“King” Arthur captured the IBF middleweight title nearly three years ago by way of a fifth-round knockout of Kingsley Ikeke (23-1). Eight successful title defenses have followed against Miranda twice, Shannon Taylor, Kofi Jantuah, Sebastian Demers, Khoren Gevor, Wayne Elcock and Elvin Ayala.
The 37-year-old Marquez (41-3-1, 29 KOs), rated No. 2 by the IBF as well as No. 8 by The Ring and ESPN, earned his title shot against Abraham by defeating previously unbeaten No. 1 contender Giovanni Lorenzo (26-0) in their IBF title eliminator on the June 21st Abraham-Miranda card. Marquez, fighting out of Houston, was a 1992 U.S. Olympian who was the IBF junior middleweight title-holder in 1997.
Despite taking off 1 ½ years to work as a broadcaster for HBO’s boxing telecasts in Spanish, Raul is more experienced in the ring than Abraham – 269 to 161 in rounds fought – having been in against world champions Jermain Taylor, Shane Mosley, Fernando Vargas and Yori Boy Campas.
“We’re delighted to show this fight in the U.S. and Canada and help reintroduce ‘King’ Arthur Abraham to fans here,” Integrated Sports president Doug Jacobs said. “It’s a pleasure working with promoters Wilfried Sauerland and Seminole Warriors Boxing. We’ll have world renowned announcers Al Bernstein and Nick Charles calling the bouts on our broadcast. If some boxing fans have plans that afternoon, they can watch a replay later than same night.”
The 10-round co-feature on the PPV show from Germany has former NABO champion Otis “Triple OG” Griffin (19-3-2, 7 KOs), of Sacramento, taking on Yugoslavian-born Enad Licina (14-1, 8 KOs), now living in Germany, for the vacant IBF Intercontinental cruiserweight belt. Additional undercard bouts to be part of the PPC card will soon be announced.
For more information about the Abraham-Marguez PPV go to www.integratedsportsnet.com or www.warriorsboxing.com
SIN CITY SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT LLC SIGNS TOP AMATEUR BOXING PROSPECT LANCE "LAY EM DOWN" WILLIAMS !
Las Vegas, Nevada (September 12, 2008) "Slick" Nick Sampson & Macke Roberts of Sin City Sports & Entertainment LLC proudly announce the signing of an exclusive boxing advisor agreement with six time Iowa golden glove amateur boxing champion Lance "Lay Em Down" Williams.
As a amateur boxer Lance Williams compiled an impressive boxing record of 114-18 and won six Iowa golden gloves titles in the 125 lbs, 132 lbs & 141 lbs weight classes.
Lance "Lay Em Down" Williams is a talented fighter who is looking forward to starting the next phase of his boxing career as he developes into a successful pro boxer. Lance Williams will be relocating from Iowa to Las Vegas to start training for his pro debut in the next couple of months.
Nick Sampson & Macke Roberts of Sin City Sports & Entertainment LLC says "Lance Williams is a talented young fighter with an extensive amateur background. Lance when he fights is going to bring the boxing fans a new level of excitement and athleticism."
Lance Williams says "It feels great to be signed with Sin City Sports & Entertainment LLC, I've never been more happy in my life!! I feel that Nick Sampson and Macke Roberts are two people who actually care about their fighters. Las Vegas is the pro boxing capital of the world I can't wait to relocate to Las Vegas so I can get the best training possible."
Nick Sampson & Macke Roberts of Sin City Sports & Entertainment says "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Lance Williams this kids has talent & charisma and we definitely plan to take advantage of television, commercial, film and media opportunities on behalf of Lance Williams. Keep an eye out for Lance Williams he going to impress alot of people in the boxing and entertainment world.
Lance Williams says "I bring a different level of excitement to the boxing fans, when I step in the ring I'm very quick and I pack a punch. I can't wait to fight in front of the Las Vegas boxing fans."
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