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Boxing News: Winky Wright, Moore vs Baysangurov, Chambers-Castillo Undercard

Tampa, September 30, 2008---Entertainment icon Diddy and NFL great Deion Sanders are set to host a series of star-studded events entitled "The Good Life Experience" along with hometown boxing champion Winky Wright at Tampa Bay's premier nightspot The Venue January 29-31..

"The Good Life Experience" will be a series of uniquely-themed celebrity driven events and parties with limited access to the general public and boasts a celebrity-packed guest list with first-class entertainment and hospitality.

"When I called Deion and Diddy to ask them to join me in creating three first-class nights unlike anything Tampa Bay has ever seen, I was very excited when they both said 'yes,'" said Winky Wright, the former undisputed light middleweight world champion and current middleweight contender.

Wright is set to welcome co-host Diddy at the initial event Thursday, January 29 titled "Champions of the Good Life." This "Vegas Fight Night" themed extravaganza will not only launch the "The Good Life Experience" series with celebrity friends in attendance, but also Wright's new charitable foundation.

"I am honored to have a portion of the proceeds from this event go to The Winky Wright Foundation, as well as The Charity for Women," added Wright. "To launch my foundation in the company of local friends, national celebrities and the beneficiaries of these charities is a blessing."

The trio will move towards the remaining two nights with Deion hosting Friday's "Legends of The Good Life" and Diddy hosting "Icons of The Good Life" a Diamonds and Pearls themed Gala on Saturday.

"I am extremely excited to join Winky and Diddy as a host, and to take some time to celebrate 'The Good Life' with my closest friends, teammates and football fans," said Deion Sanders while in the midst of the National Football League season as a commentator for NFL Networks.

"This season is going to be very exciting," added Sanders. "No matter who is in 'the big game,' these three nights are sure to be memorable."

For more information on "The Good Life Experience," a schedule of events, logo's and general media information please visit: www.goodlifeexperience.com or contact Michael Bilello at 310-696-9987/ michael.bilello@centurion-strategies.com


JAMIE MOORE vs Zaurbek Baysangurov

JAMIE MOORE will now fight for the vacant European light-middleweight title after Zaurbek Baysangurov dramatically gave up the title. Purse bids for their showdown were due to be opened in Rome this morning, but just minutes before the Russian ducked out of fighting Jamie.

Salford's Moore will now face the next available contender and his team expect that to be Italy's former IBF welterweight and European light-middleweight champion Michele Piccirillo.

Promoter Frank Maloney said: "We were confident of winning the purse bids, but Baysangurov was not confident of coming to England.

"Jamie was more than willing to go to Germany or Russia. That shows his fighting heart.

"We are now waiting for the EBU to name the next contender in rankings and we will enter a short period of private negotiations before the fight goes to purse offers.

"I'm confident that Jamie will get his chance in England, hopefully before the end of November."


UNDERCARD SHAPING UP FOR BIG NIGHT OF BOXING THAT WILL FEATURE THE RETURN OF “FAST” EDDIE CHAMBERS AT THE LEGENDARY BLUE HORIZON THIS FRIDAY NIGHT

PHILADELPHIA (September 29, 2008)—On Friday night, Boxing fans will be treated to the return of world ranked Heavyweight, “Fast” Eddie Chambers as he takes on Livin Castillo in the ten round main event of a big night of boxing promoted by Vernoca L. Michael and Blue Horizon Boxing Promotions.

The action begins at 7:30 pm eastern time/4:30 Pacific and will streamed LIVE all over the world on www.gofightlive.tv

Chambers, 31-1 with seventeen knockouts is one of the top heavyweights in the world and will return to the ring where he racked up seventeen straight wins between 2002 & 2006

Castillo has a very respectable record of 14-5 with nine knockouts. Castillo, from Ecuador will be looking to spoil the Chambers homecoming as he has the experience and southpaw style to make it a difficult night for Chambers.

A very competitive undercard has been put together by matchmaker Don Elbaum:

In a woman’s six round Jr. Middleweight bout, Ana Ingham will trek all the way from Karlstad, Sweden to risk her undefeated record of 5-0-1 when she takes on Kimberly Harris, 5-12 of Tampa, Florida.

Both Ingham and Harris each hold a victory over the popular Olivia Fonseca.

In a six round Welterweight bout, Darren Fallen, 10-4-1 with six knockouts takes on Carlos Pena, 5-15-2 with four knockouts of Lowell, Massachusetts

Undefeated super featherweight, Joselito Collado, 4-0 with two knockouts of Queens, New York battles David Orosco (0-1) of Atlanta, Georgia.

There will also be four round bouts featuring Chris Davis (1-0), of Atlanta, and Eddie Edmond in a Super Middleweight bout and undefeated featherweight, Carlos Zambrano (2-0) of Patterson, New Jersey will also see action this Friday.

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

There will be a press conference on THURSDAY, October 2ND at the Legendary Blue Horizon at 1pm

Article posted on 29.09.2008



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