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News: Johnson vs Judah II; Demarcus Corley; Joey Gilbert

Light heavyweight standouts Glen Johnson and Daniel Judah have unfinished business with each other after their disputed draw in 2003. On Friday, February 27th, they finally get their chance to get it on again at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida, and tickets are now on sale for what promises to be an explosive rematch..

Priced at $152, $102, $52, and $22, tickets may be purchased at the Hard Rock Live Box Office or TicketMaster.com for Johnson vs Judah II, a night of world-class professional boxing presented by Seminole Warriors Boxing.

Also in action in separate bouts on February 27th will be junior welterweight prospect Jesus Pabon and unbeaten 2008 US Olympic team alternate Danny O’Connor, as well as a full slate of hard-hitting undercard bouts.

One of the fight game’s true heroes, Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson (48-12-2, 33 KOs) is a former light heavyweight world champion and Fighter of The Year who, at 40, remains the most feared man in the sport today. Winner of four of his last five bouts by knockout, with the only loss coming via a highly controversial decision to Chad Dawson last April, Johnson is on a quest to right the wrongs inflicted on him during his career, starting with his rematch with Judah.

A member of the famous fighting Judah family, 31 year old Daniel Judah (23-3-3, 10 KOs) is a slick southpaw with speed and savvy in the ring who is looking to get a long overdue world title shot in 2009. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Judah has been in the ring with the likes of Eric Harding, Julian Letterlough, Darnell Wilson, and Yusaf Mack over the course of his 10-year pro career, and fresh off an impressive 12 round win over Jaffa Ballogou last December, he’s peaking at the right time for his return bout with Johnson.

San Juan, Puerto Rico native Jesus Pabon (13-1, 8 KOs) has done his island proud with his two-fisted attack and determination to win. Coming off a 2008 that saw him go 3-0 (including a decision win over 11-1 Bulmaro Solis in August), the 28-year old southpaw is ready for a step up to the big time in 2009.

23-year old southpaw Danny O’Connor ended a stellar 95-8 amateur career with an alternate spot on the 2008 US Olympic team, and he has carried that success into the pro game, where he is 2-0 (1 KO) since turning pro last September. On February 27th, he looks to keep the momentum going.


Demarcus "Chop Chop" Corley Added to Feb. 3 Darwish Brothers Card

East Rutherford, NJ- Former Junior-Welterweight champion Demarcus "Chop Chop" Corley has been added to the Darwish Brothers Knockout Promotions show now scheduled for Tuesday, February 3. Corley, who won the WBO 140 pound title with a dramatic first round KO of Felix Flores in 2001, will compete in a ten-round contest against an opponent to be named later.

Corley defended his world title twice before dropping a close decision to Zab Judah. Over the course of his career, Corley has thrilled fans with his performances against Floyd Mayweather Jr., Miguel Cotto and Junior Witter.

"I'm looking for 2009 to be one of the best years of my career," says Corley, 32-10-1 (18 KO), of Washington DC. "I want to fight 6 or 7 times and then win another world title. It will be a great opportunity for me to fight on the East Coast again. I'm looking to put on an exciting fight for the fans. I will do my best to score a knockout."

Says Wally Darwish: "We feel that 'Chop Chop' Corley needs to get on the right road to get to his destination. We want to be the vehicle to drive him there. He's only a few fights away from regaining a world championship. We'll get him the fights, he has to earn the wins."

Tickets, priced $100 for Ringside and $50 for Reserved, are on sale now. Tickets purchased for the original January 22 date will be honored at the door. For ticket purchase information and other inquiries, call (973) 339-9611. The Sheraton Hotel is located at 2 Meadowlands Plaza in East Rutherford, New Jersey.


JOEY GILBERT TO HOST "CIVIL WAR" TICKET PARTY FOR JDRF THIS THURSDAY IN RENO

RENO, NV (January 26, 2009) Reno’s Joey Gilbert will host a “CIVIL WAR” ticket party this Thursday night, January 29th, from 5:30 to 7pm, at the CIN CIN lounge in the Eldorado Hotel and Casino to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. A portion of the proceeds from the tickets purchased at this event will benefit the JDRF. The Eldorado Hotel and Casino is located in the heart of Reno, Nevada at 345 N. Virginia St.

Presented by Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions and Reno’s “Let’s Get It On” Promotions, “CIVIL WAR” features the long awaited showdown between super middleweights Joey Gilbert of Reno and Yerington’s Jesse Brinkley, set for Saturday, February 14th. The twelve round bout is for the WBC USNBC world title.

“The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is a charity that’s very important to me and I’m honored to work with Pat Conners and the promoters to help raise money for this most worthy cause as part of my fight against Brinkley on February 14th” said Gilbert.

Said Chet Koerner of TKO BOXING Promotions and Terry Lane of ‘Let’s Get It On” Promotions, “CIVIL WAR” is a major event in Reno this year and we’re proud to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International through these specific ticket sales. The ticket party allows fans an opportunity to purchase tickets with a portion of the ticket price going directly to the JDRF.”

Tickets for “CIVIL WAR” are priced at $253.25, $153.25, $78.25 and 43.25. A five dollar discount is available on tickets priced at $43.25 for students, active military, and police and fire department personnel with valid ID. Doors will open the night of the event at 6pm, with the first bell at 7pm. The Reno Events Center is located at 300 N. Center St., in downtown Reno.

Reno, Nevada based “Let’s Get It On” Promotions was founded in 2000 by legendary boxing referee Mills Lane . In early 2005 he was joined by sons Terry and Tommy in the operations of the company. Along with Jesse Brinkley, Let’s Get It On Promotions also promotes welterweight prospect Bayan Jargal and highly regarded brothers Tyler and Derek Hinkey. They have consistently promoted world class boxing events in northern Nevada .

Further information on “Let’s Get It On” Promotions can be viewed at www.letsgetitonboxing.com

Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions stable includes; super middleweight Joey Gilbert, middleweights Elvin Ayala, Albert Onolunose and James Countryman, junior middleweights Bastie Samir and Anthony Thompson, welterweight Juan Buendia and Raul Tovar, junior welterweights Jonathan Gover, Francisco Contreras and Hastings Bwayla, lightweights Rolando Reyes and Terrance Crawford, junior lightweight Katy Klinefelter, featherweights Carney Bowman, Delvin Placencia, Rafael Lora and Maxwell Awaku, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela and Carlos Reyes and bantamweight Emily Klinefelter.

Article posted on 27.01.2009



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