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News: Tarvis Simms Wants Abraham Or Sturm; VERSUS To Air Classic Fights Feat. DLH, PAC

New York-December 2, 2008- Undefeated American (24-0, 11KOs) southpaw “Marvelous” Tarvis Simms, closed out his 2008 middleweight campaign, with his third win in four months two days before Thanksgiving against “The Punching Policeman” Sam Hill, leaving the near sold out crowd in awe of Simms' performance at the Huntington Hilton in Melville, NY. The card was promoted by Sal Musumeci's Final Forum..

After a long absence from the ring, Simms returned in August against Carl Daniels and won in blockbuster fashion, thus setting the tone for his blazing comeback streak and getting boxing fans excited again. With a new management team, Angelo Campanella and promoter Sal Musumeci of Final Forum, Simms has renewed passion and focus, and is looking toward to ?09 being “the year” for a title shot.

WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm and IBF champion Arthur Abraham are on his wish list. Facing off against either of these world champions would be an honor and a dream match up at this point in Simms? career. It?s a fight that can be put together in an instant, it?s credible and has all the makings of a fight for the ages.

The division is wide open right now with negotiations at a stand still between Strum vs. Abraham, timing has presented itself perfectly for Simms to step in and challenge anyone of these two top tier fighters to an “anywhere, anytime” match-up.

“I don?t care where the fight happens as long as it does; if Sturm or Abraham step up I will fight in their back yard, it doesn?t make any difference to me, I have so much respect for both fighters, but once the bell rings I will be fighting to win” said a feisty Simms.

The road back for Simms has been long but for his fans and critics alike it?s been worth it. With every match-up the once highly touted hot prospect rears his familiar head and shows us why he is a force to be reckoned with and why he deserves a shot at the top.

“I truly believe that fight fans here in America and around the world would love to see a fight of this magnitude happen, Sturm and Abraham are the best in the world right now plain and simple; but I have full confidence that Simms is the only fighter out there that can topple either one off the top tier, I am moving forward diligently to make this fight a reality.”- Sal Musumeci.


VERSUS TO AIR FIGHT NIGHT SPECIAL PRESENTATION ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4 AT 8 P.M. ET

In Advance of December 6 Superfight, Network to Air Hard-Hitting

Classic Fights Featuring Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao

NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 2, 2008)—VERSUS, the network that celebrates real competition, will air a special Fight Night presentation on Thursday, December 4 beginning at 8 p.m. ET. The two-hour special presentation, which will air in advance of the highly anticipated December 6, De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao fight, will feature two classic fights: Oscar De La Hoya vs. Fernando Vargas and Manny Pacquiao vs. Erik Morales II.

The night will include complete bell-to-bell coverage of the Oscar De La Hoya and Fernando Vargas fight which ended in De La Hoya’s spectacular knockout of Vargas in the eleventh round and complete coverage of the exciting Pacquiao vs. Morales II slugfest which ended in the sixth round with Pacquiao’s knockout of Morales. The night will also include interviews from both De La Hoya and Pacquiao about the classic fights airing on VERSUS and about the December 6, bout in Las Vegas. VERSUS will also feature footage from the press tours and footage of the fighters training leading up to this weekend’s big fight.

VERSUS celebrates real competition across all platforms (VERSUS.com, VERSUS on Demand and VERSUS HD). Now in more than 74 million homes, the network is the national cable home of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Stanley Cup Playoffs as well as best-in-class events such as The Tour de France, Davis Cup Tennis, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), the Indy Racing League and Professional Boxing. The network also offers collegiate sports featuring nationally-ranked teams from top conferences such as the Pac-10, Big 12, Mountain West and Ivy League. VERSUS features the best field sports programming on television and is a destination for sports fans, athletes and sportsmen to find exclusive, competitive events and original programs, such as TapouT, Sports Soup and THE CONTENDER that audiences can't find elsewhere. VERSUS, a wholly owned company of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States

Article posted on 02.12.2008



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