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News: Fight Night Club on July 30; George Tahdooahnippah; Howard Davis Jr

LOS ANGELES, July 2 - After an explosive night of boxing action on June 11th that thrilled fight fans in attendance at Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE as well as those watching at home on VERSUS and RingTV.com and Yahoo! Boxing, Golden Boy Promotions is pleased to announce that tickets for the second installment of the hit "Fight Night Club" series which will take place on Thursday, July 30th, are on sale now..

The event will feature two of the first "Fight Night Club's" stars in separate bouts; unbeaten featherweight standout Charles Huerta and lightweight prospect Luis Ramos, both of whom will be looking to follow up their knockout wins in June with more crowd-pleasing action for their Southern California fans. Also featured on the card will be Fight Night Club new-comers featherweight prospect Ronnie Rios and future lightweight star Carlos Molina.

Tickets, priced at $65 (Mezzanine VIP), $50 (Lower Mezzanine), $40 (Upper Mezzanine) and $28 (General Admission: Floor Standing Room), may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 online at www.ticketmaster.com or thru any Ticketmaster outlet or the STAPLES Center box office. Group tickets and full series tickets at a discounted rate are also available by calling 1-877-AEG TICKETS (1-877-234-8425).

"Fight Night Club" is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and AEG and is sponsored by Quaker State, EA Sports' Fight Night Round 4 and Vitamin Water. The series will return to Club Nokia on August 27th and September 24th. The July 30th televised bouts will air live on VERSUS and will be streamed live on RingTV.com and Yahoo! Boxing beginning at 7:00pm PT/10:00pm ET. Doors open at 6:00pm PT and the first bell rings at 6:30pm PT.

Featherweight gunslinger Charles Huerta (11-0, 7 KO's) has kept a busy schedule in 2009 thus far, adding three big wins to his resume since the start of the year. Now unbeaten in 11 pro bouts, the 22-year-old from Paramount, California kicked off the "Fight Night Club" series last month with a thrilling third round knockout of previously unbeaten Noe Lopez Jr. in what was voted the fight of the night. By popular demand, he's back for the July 30th event in a six round fight against an opponent to be determined.

Also dazzling fans at Club Nokia on June 11th was the exciting Luis Ramos (11-0, 6 KO's) who stepped up against Baudel Cardenas and proceeded to knock the 36-fight veteran out in the fifth round. The win was the Santa Ana, California native's biggest to date, but he plans on topping it when he steps through the ropes on July 30th when he guns for another knockout win against an opponent to be determined in a six round bout.

One of the most decorated amateurs to hit the boxing scene in recent years, National Golden Gloves and two-time U.S. Amateur Champion Ronnie Rios (5-0, 2 KO's) is well on his way to duplicating that success as a professional. Just 19-years old, the Santa Ana, California featherweight is coming off a 2nd round knockout of 20-fight veteran Alvaro Muro in May. He'll see action in a four round fight on July 30th.

Also a former National Amateur Champion, Carlos Molina has begun his assault on the professional ranks in impressive fashion, compiling a perfect (7-0, 3 KO's) record. Known for his blazing speed and pinpoint accuracy, the native of Commerce, California virtually guarantees excitement when he enters the ring for a scheduled four rounder on July 30th.

"Fight Night Club," is Golden Boy Promotions' critically acclaimed new boxing series, that will present boxing in a night club atmosphere, with a DJ, music, great food and a VIP room, as well as a unique setup where the ring is on Club Nokia's stage with standing room area for fans in front of the ring, as well as reserved seating in the balcony. After the boxing action ends, fans will have a chance to hear great music played by LA's hottest DJ's, dance and mingle with the fighters as the venue will convert back into a night club.

Opponents for Huerta, Ramos, Rios and Molina, as well as the remaining bouts, will be announced soon. For more information visit www.goldenboypromotions.com and www.fightnightclub.com.


Comanche Boy Headlines “Falls Town Beatdown II- Unfinished Business”

Saturday, July 25th, George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah (18-0-1) faces “Flawless” Dan Wallace in the “Falls Town Beatdown II” at the Kay Yeager Coliseum, Wichita Falls, TX. The seven bout card will be promoted by Boogie Boxing Promotions.

Tahdooahnippah and Wallace were engaged in a slug fest May 15th at the Comanche Nation Casino in Lawton, Okla. when their bout was cut short due to bad weather. Dan Wallace had a few words for Comanche Boy: “I felt that the fight stoppage was lucky on his part because I was on my way to KOing him!" Tahdooahnippah said, “Dan Wallace and I have unfinished business.” “He won’t have a choice in the fight. I’ll dictate that. The only option now is who wants it more!”

In addition to the main event action between Tahdooahnippah and Wallace other bouts include a six round co- main event with a rematch of unbeaten junior middleweights Chap Huggins, 5-0-1 and Cory Washington 3-0-1; other fighters scheduled to appear are: Ty Cobb, Anthony Reyes, Jermaine Rankin and James “Boogie” Freeman.

Fights start at 8 PM July 25 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum, 1000 5th St., Wichita Falls, TX. For tickets or other fight info., visit www.boogieboxingpromotions.com or visit www.comancheboy.com for more details.


Glen Cove, NY Hometown Boy & Olympian Champion is honored in his Hometown

July 2009 - Howard Davis Jr., 1976 Boxing Olympic Gold Medalist, will have a street named after him in his hometown of Glen Cove, NY. The event will take place on Friday, July 10th, 2009.

Howard Davis Jr. is one of the most decorated and successful amateurs in American Boxing history. Just 3-days before Davis won the Gold Medal in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, his mother Catherine past away of a heart attack. Davis Jr. dedicated his Lightweight division Olympic victory to his beloved mother.

Davis Jr. was also named the Outstanding Boxer of the 1976 Olympics and given the Val Barker Trophy, an Olympics that included Sugar Ray Leonard, Michael Spinks and Leon Spinks. Davis Jr. turned pro after winning the Olympics. He retired in 1994 with a professional record of: 36-6-1 with 14 KO's.

Howard’s father - Howard Davis Sr. - will also be honored for his services as the “Father of the Community” in Glen Cove. Before it became the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club it was the Lincoln House and Davis Sr. served as the Director in the 1960’s. Davis Sr. past away earlier this year and was in his son’s corner as boxing trainer for nearly his entire career.

A mural of Howard Davis Jr. and his parents will also be unveiled during the street naming ceremony hosted by Glen Cove, NY Mayor Ralph Suozzi.

When: Friday July 10th, 2009

Time: 5:30pm

Where: Glen Cove Housing Authority, 140 Glen Cove Ave. The cross street is Burns Ave. Street Naming: Corner of Mason Drive and Burns Ave.

Contact: Karla Guadamuz, Howard Davis Jr. Publicist 786-543-1177

Article posted on 01.07.2009



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