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News: Hatton fans in Manchester One-Two; CES Stars In North Dakota!

viagogo, Europe’s leading ticket exchange, has seen ticket demand soar for Oasis’ mini-tour in Mexico as Ricky Hatton fans look for a famous Manchester double header. Hatton lines up against Paul Malignaggi on Saturday 22nd November in Las Vegas, with his fellow Mancunians, Oasis, beginning a run of three dates in Mexico four days later. Fans clearly have their eye on an extended celebration with hundreds of people snapping up Oasis tickets at the same time as securing their tickets for the big fight..

Noel Gallagher is due to carry Hatton’s belt into the ring and the boxer intends to return the compliment by taking in the Oasis shows. His fans will be following him from the ring to Mexico for a night out with the Gallagher Brothers, with tickets trading for around £100 on viagogo for the show at the Sports Palace in Mexico City on Wednesday 26th November.

Hatton’s loss to Floyd Mayweather at the MGM Grand this time last year has not stopped fans snapping up tickets for his return to Vegas. In fact viagogo has seen more than twice the number of tickets traded for the bout against Malignaggi than Mayweather. Tens of thousands of Hatton-ites are expected to descend on the gambling capital of the world to roar their champion home,

Eric Baker, CEO of viagogo: “Ricky Hatton fans are the most passionate fans in boxing and we’ve seen a huge demand on viagogo for his return to Vegas. What’s interesting is that his fans have also been snapping up tickets on viagogo for Oasis’ dates in Mexico so it should be one hell of a party!”


CES STARS SET TO SHINE IN NORTH DAKOTA!

NEW TOWN, N.D. - Classic Entertainment & Sports stars Matt Godfrey, Aaron Williams and Henry Lundy will all be appearing in unfamiliar territory on Saturday, November 22nd, as they venture out to the 4 Bears Casino & Lodge in New Town, North Dakota to showcase their talents to a whole new crowd.

"As I have said time and time again, we are not a regional promoter," said CES President Jimmy Burchfield. "We are working with the 4 Bears Casino on this event, and hopefully many more, as we think it's a great opportunity for CES and our fighters to get exposure in every possible part of the country."

Godfrey, the reigning NABF cruiserweight champion, will be featured in the 10 round main event. He will be battling former WBC Latino & USBA Regional title challenger Eddie Gutierrez for the vacant Sovereign Nations Boxing Council cruiserweight championship.

Providence, RI's Godfrey is fresh off an exciting knockout victory over former USBA champion Emmanuel Nwodo in a bout that was televised by ESPN2. He brings a professional record of 17-1, 10 KO's into the bout.

Gutierrez, who has mostly been campaigning as a heavyweight, has been in the ring with the likes of former world heavyweight title challenger David Tua and prospects JD Chapman, Derric Rossy and Bernard Stiverne. The Chicago, IL native has a record of 15-5-1, 6 KO's.

Cruiserweight prospect Aaron Williams will star in the 8 round co-feature against fellow prospect David Williams. Aaron will be looking for his second straight win after suffering a controversial loss to world rated contender Jose Luis Herrera on ESPN2 this past May. The Las Vegas native has a record of 18-1-1, 12 KO's.

David Williams hails from Philadelphia, PA and brings a record of 5-1-1, 2 KO's. He has already defeated seasoned veterans like Michael Carr and John Rainwater. He is coming off a disputed draw with Irish prospect Michael Sweeney.

Junior welterweight prospect Henry Lundy looks to continue his undefeated streak on the undercard in a six round bout. Lundy, who also hails from Philadelphia, has an undefeated mark of 11-0-1, 6 KO's. He is coming off an exciting decision win over fellow undefeated prospect Steve Almarez on ESPN2.

Rounding out the card will be an appearance by undefeated Native American prospect & USBO cruiserweight champion Shawn Hawk as well as three additional bouts featuring exciting local prospects.

Tickets priced at $20, $30 & $50 are available by visiting www.4bearscasino.com. More information is also available at www.cesboxing.com.

Article posted on 15.11.2008



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