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News: George Foreman III Back In Action On Sept 26; Vazquez vs. Priolo on Oct 10

George Foreman III returns to the site of his first professional win in “Family Affair II” Sept. 26 at the Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, La. The Houston heavyweight’s four-round fight is the special attraction on a 13-bout professional boxing and mixed martial arts card promoted by Real Fights, Inc. Foreman III, the son of former heavyweight world champion George Foreman, made his pro debut June 6 at the Coushatta Casino Resort when he stopped Clyde Weaver during the first round..

The other fight for Foreman III, now with a record of 2-0 and two knockouts, was a second-round technical knockout of George Burrage July 31 at Las Cruces, N.M.

The 26-year-old Foreman III, who also is known by his long-time nickname of “Monk,” appeared sharper during his second outing.

“Of course, there are numerous of areas in which I have to improve, but I learned in the second fight that I have to work on my jab and shorten my right hand,” said the 6-foot-5-inch Foreman III, who had no amateur experience before turning pro.

“My main objective is to get better and better,” said Foreman III, who weighed 237 pounds for his first two fights. “I need to watch the video (of my fights) then get in the gym and work on correcting my flaws.

“I love to train, which I know is the most important thing for me right now,” said Foreman III. “It’s learning in the gym and then applying that in the ring.”

“He’s working hard and taking it one fight at a time,” said his father. “He’s getting better every day in the gym and looking better in every fight.”
An opponent for Foreman III will be determined.

Other bouts on the card include:

Eight-round bout:

Heavyweight Arron Lyons (9-6, 7 KOs) of Slidell, La., vs. Johnnie White (21-1, 18 KOs) of Saint Martinsville, La.

Six-round bouts:

Heavyweight Royphy Solieau (4-9, 4 KOs) of Ville Platte, La., vs. Joey Dewekeko (Pro Debut) of Las Vegas, Nev.;

Light heavyweight Blake Prevost (11-1-1, 4 KOs) of Eunice, La., vs. Geovante Davis (3-4-1, 2 KOs) of Gulfport, Miss.;

Lightweight Mason Menard (7-1, 5 KOs) of Rayne, La., vs. Adriano Dos Santos (6-12-1, 3 KOs) of Las Vegas.

Four-round bouts:

Light heavyweight Jesse Pattin (0-0, 1 no contest) of Lafayette, La., vs. Ernest Parfait (2-20, 0 KOs, 1 no contest) of Bay Saint Louis, Miss.;

Super welterweight Wilford Scypion Jr. (7-0, 7 KOs) of Lafayette, La., vs. Francisco Javier Reza (4-0, 3 KOs) of Mexico;

Lightweight Cody Richard (2-0-1, 1 KO) of Orange, Texas, vs. an opponent to be determined.

Participants in the five mixed martial arts matches, three professional and two amateur, will be announced.

The card in The Pavilion at the Coushatta Casino Resort starts at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with doors opening at 6:30.

Tickets, priced at $20, $40, $65 and $100, are available through Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations and at The Pavilion box office. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday; the box office telephone number is 800-584-7263.


Israel Vazquez Returns To The Ring To Face Angel Priolo In Front Of Hometown Fans In Los Angeles On October 10 At Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

HBO Plus To Televise The Bout In Latin America

On Saturday, October 10, the much anticipated return of Mexican superstar and former world champion Israel "Magnifico" Vazquez, will finally occur as he takes on Angel Priolo at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California.

Presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Espinoza Boxing Promotions and Sycuan Ringside Promotions, Vazquez vs. Priolo: "The Return" is a ten round featherweight fight that will headline an evening of world class boxing.

Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $75, $50 and $25, will go on sale on Friday, September 18 at 10am. To purchase tickets, please call 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com. Tickets may also be purchased starting Monday, September 21 at 9am at the STAPLES Center Box Office.

The fight will be broadcast on the HBO Plus service in Latin America beginning at 7pm local time (10pm ET). In a little over a year, HBO Plus' "Next Boxing Generation" has established itself as the undisputed champion of televised boxing featuring the best Latino fighters in the world

"Boxing fans have waited a long time to see Israel Vazquez back in action and we're excited to have him headlining here in front of his hometown fans in Los Angeles," said Oscar de la Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. "Israel is without question one of the best fighters in the world and he's looking forward to proving himself once again in the coming months, beginning with this fight on October 10."

Two-time junior featherweight world champion Israel Vazquez (43-4, 31 KOs) of Huntington Park, California had been a well-kept secret for much of his career, but after stoppages of Oscar Larios, Ivan Hernandez and Jhonny Gonzalez in 2005-2006, the boxing world quickly embraced him. But it was the Mexico City native's classic trilogy with Rafael Marquez in 2007-2008 that elevated "Magnifico" to superstardom in the fight game. Vazquez won two of the three bouts against Marquez leaving it all in the ring each time, proving he has the heart of a true warrior. Although he has been sidelined since March of 2008 due to surgery for a detached retina, the 31-year-old Mexico City native has been cleared for battle and he's ready to take on more challenges in a new weight class - featherweight.

Perennial contender Angel Priolo (30-7, 20 KO's) has traded punches with the best in the business over the course of his professional career, including Abner Mares, Brian Viloria, Vernie Torres and Jose Nieves. He's looking to make another run at a world title and Barranquilla, Colombia's Priolo knows that his road to the top will be shortened considerably should he upset Vazquez on October 10.

"Next Boxing Generation," which was launched in August of 2008 by Golden Boy Promotions in association with HBO Latin America Group, features the top up and coming Latin American fighters in boxing today in exciting bouts that will appeal to fans across all demographics. In less than a year, the series has seen fights take place throughout Mexico as well as in Argentina, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Panama.

A co-featured bout and a full slate of undercard bouts will be announced shortly.

Article posted on 18.09.2009



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