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News: Majewski v Mundy; Joe Frazier; KJ Noons

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—A pair of undefeated middleweights, Patrick Majewski, of Atlantic City, and Latif Mundy, of North Philadelphia, meet in a scheduled eight-round contest Saturday evening, June 6, at Bally’s Atlantic City. First fight 7.30 p.m. Topping the seven-bout card is a scheduled 10-round contest for the North American Boxing Association (NABA) welterweight title between champion Mike Jones, of North Philadelphia, and Larry Mosley, of Los Angeles, CA. Super bantamweights Teon Kennedy, of North Philadelphia, and Lucian Gonzalez, of Reading, PA, square off in the eight-round co-feature..

Majewski, 26, is originally from Poland. He has a pro record of 10-0, 7 K0s, including an impressive seventh-round stoppage of Jimmy Lubash, of Pittsburgh, PA, in his last fight April 24 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

Mundy, also 26, is 8-0-1, 3 K0s. In his last fight Aug. 29 at the New Alhambra in South Philadelphia, Mundy appeared to have suffered his first defeat as a pro via close but unanimous decision against Rudy Cisneros, of Cicero, IL. However, the result was later changed to a No Contest when Cisneros failed a post-fight drug test.

Majewski and Mundy originally were scheduled to box Feb. 27 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, but Mundy withdrew due to “personal reasons.”

The only foe common to both men is Maurice Williams, of Camden, NJ, who lost once to Majewski, twice to Mundy, all by decision.

Tickets for the June 6 card at Bally’s Atlantic City are priced at $65 and $45. They are on sale at the offices of Peltz Boxing (215-765-0922) and also can be purchased online at www.peltzboxing.com. Tickets also can be purchased through TicketMaster (800-745-3000) or online at www.ticketmaster.com.


SMOKIN’ JOE FRAZIER’S SPORTZBOX UNITES SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT STARS IN ATLANTIC CITY

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (May 20, 2009) – An entirely new concept in casino entertainment will be unveiled here next month when SMOKIN’ JOE FRAZIER’S SPORTZBOX brings together sports and entertainment celebrities for an interactive night of wisecracks and wiseguys as the dazzling centerpiece of SPORTZBOX WEEKEND, June 12-14, 2009 at Bally’s Atlantic City.

Smokin’ Joe Frazier, Joe Piscopo, Vincent “Big Pussy” Pastore, Gianni Russo (The Godfather), Gerry Cooney (#1 Heavyweight Contender), five-time boxing world champion Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Paz, original teen idol Bobby Rydell, Dan Grimaldi (The Sopranos), Bill Bergey (Philadelphia Eagles), Garo Yepremian (Miami Dolphins), Marvis Frazier,Tonya Harding, Maureen “The Million Dollar Baby” Shea, undefeated boxing champ Chika Nakamura and TV personalities Bill Boggs and Gus Johnson (CBS Sports) top a list of stars facing off in the Main Event, a game-show-in-a-boxing-ring that’s part Hollywood Squares and Family Feud with a Dean Martin Celebrity Roast swizzle. Hosts Al Bernstein (Showtime/IBN) and Dave Bontempo (ESPN) and referee comedian Jeff Pirrami will oversee the shenanigans at the “Champs and Stars Show,” Saturday, June 13 at 8 p.m. in the Main Ballroom at Bally’s Atlantic City, Park Place & the Boardwalk.

Those same stars – and more! – will kick off the weekend Friday, June 12 at 6:15 p.m., in a Red Carpet Parade along the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk and into the Red Carpet Celebrity Party at Bally’s to benefit Gilda’s Club, the national cancer care charity founded by Gene Wilder. They’ll be joined by surprise guests and celebrities from the sports and entertainment world, mixing it up with patrons over cocktails and big band music from the Carmen Dee Orchestra.

Ticket reservations for the main event ($100) and the party ($125) begin Thursday, May 21, exclusively at www.SportzBox.com.

SPORTZBOX WEEKEND will be capped by a celebrity golf tournament featuring PGA champ Allen Doyle, Sunday, June 14 at Blue Heron Pines Golf Club, just minutes from Atlantic City.

“SportzBox is not only going to rock Atlantic City, but it’s going to be a knockout across the nation,” says Tony DiSimone, CEO and Managing Partner of SportzBox LLC of Wildwood, NJ. “The casino industry has never seen anything like this. I’m thrilled to be putting together this natural one-two punch and create a dream weekend for sports and entertainment fans all over the East Coast.”


KJ NOONS FEATURED AT HOUSTON'S ARENA THEATRE CARD ON THURSDAY, MAY 28TH

CLEMENTS HIGH SCHOOL GRAD MAKES LOCAL BOXING DEBUT

HOUSTON , TX . (May 20, 2009) Junior middleweight prospect Karl “KJ” Noons will make his hometown professional boxing debut next Thursday night, May 28th in one of the feature bouts at “THE BEATDOWN IN H-TOWN”, an evening of world class professional boxing at the Arena Theatre, presented by Chet Koerner’s TKO BOXING Promotions.

The 26 year old Noons, 8-2-0 with five knockouts, will battle Enrique Gallegos, 6-4-0 (1KO) in a scheduled six round junior middleweight bout.

Said Noons, a 2001 graduate of Clements High School , “I’m thrilled to be fighting at home. All of my boxing matches have been on the road and it will be great to have the support of all my friends and family for the first time.”

Noons, also a world champion Mixed Martial Arts Fighter, had won four boxing matches in a row prior to losing a very close hard fought decision to James Countryman on March 21st in Cincinnati .

“It’s all about getting back on a winning streak and it starts next Thursday. I’ve prepared very well and I’m confident I can adjust to anything Gallegos brings to the fight” said Noons. The Hawaiian- born Noons trains in San Diego under the tutelage of head trainer Rob Garcia who has worked with boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya for many years.

The 27 year old Gallegos, a native of Medford , Washington is the current Washington State Middleweight Champion.

“KJ had a very tough fight with James Countryman two months ago and we’re thrilled to have him on our show next Thursday. Our “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” national series is truly on display with this card as the Houston boxing fans will be able to see numerous local fighters such as KJ who we will feel have the ability to become future world champions” said Koerner.

Also featured at “THE BEATDOWN IN H-TOWN” will be standout Houston prospects Gerardo “TIN TIN” Ibarra and Omar Henry along with Mission , Texas native Raul Tovar as well as the pro debut of former amateur standout Jonathan Gover of San Antonio .

Also appearing will be world class prospects Rafael Valenzuela of Phoenix , Arizona and Vietnamese standout Dat Nguyen in separate bouts.

Tickets, starting at $20, are now on sale and can be purchased through the Arena Theatre Box Office; 713-772-5900 or www.arenahouston.com. The Arena Theatre is located at 7326 S.W. Freeway in Houston . Doors will open on the evening of the event at 7pm, with the first bell at 8pm.

Further details for “THE BEATDOWN IN H-TOWN” will be announced shortly.

Article posted on 20.05.2009



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