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News: Full Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month; "Balkan War" for the WBF middleweight title

Miami, FL: On Friday, October 16, 2009 the popular series of Boxeo TELEMUNDO, the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming, Everlast Worldwide and All Star Boxing, Inc. will be in full support of the World Campaign of Breast Cancer Awareness month. On this special occasion Everlast prepared a pink canvas and also all of the fighters will be wearing pink gloves. Also the Promoters have encourage the fans to come dressed in pink..

In the main event former WBA FEDECENTRO and National Champion Wilfredo “Papin” Negron faces WBC Latin Jr.Welter Champion Antonio Pitalua in a bout schedule for 12 rounds for the WBO Latin Welterweight title.

Negron of Toa Alta, Puerto Rico will be making his 7th South Florida, in his last fight on March 27, 2009 he defeated Carlos Pena via 8 round decision. He took this fight when Diobelys Hurtado pulled out due to an apparent injury. He brings a record of 26-12-1-19 KO’s.

Pitalua of Mexico City, Mexico by the way of Monteria, Colombia is ranked #9 by the WBC in the Lightweight division, this year on April 4th he lost a world title bid to WBC Lightweight Champion Edwin Valero via second round KO, on August 14 he moved up in weight to impressively defeat Jose “Gallo” Reyes by knock out in the 6 round in a bout considered for a knockout of the year to claim the WBC Latin Jr. Welter Title in the same ring at the Miccosukee Resort and improved his record to 47-4-41 KO’s.

Also the show will feature the return of Jr. Middleweight contender Joel “Love Child” Julio, undefeated Brazilian prospects Josenilson Dos Santos, William Silva and Miami’s own undefeated prospect Christopher De La Paz.

A total of 8 bouts are schedule, doors open at 7:30 PM with the first bell at 8:30 PM. Tickets are now on sale at the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming Box Office 500 SW 177 Ave., Miami, FL, by calling (877) 242-6464 and at all ticketmaster.com.

The event is being promoted by Tuto Zabala, Jr.and All Star Boxing, Inc. “The New Generation”. The main event will be televised live at 11:35 PM by the Telemundo Network.


“Balkan War” for the WBF middleweight title

It will be a “Balkan War” in Dessau, Germany (Oct. 24) on the undercard of Botha vs Fischer as Albania’s Kreshnik ‘The Eagle’ Qato (20-6, 4 KO’s) and Gogi 'Lionheart' Knezevic (16-2-1, 7 KO’s) from Serbia will clash for the WBF ‘world’ middleweight title.

The bout bears a special meaning due to the heritage of the two boxers. Ten years ago, a bloody battle was fought for Kosovo between Albanian nationals and Serbians, and the scars of that war in the Balkan are still visible today.

“I know both of them and they are exemplary sportsmen with lots of respect for their opponents,” said Fight Production manager Olaf Schroeder, “Thus, whoever wins, the fight will show the world that boxing unites all people and that fighting should only be done in the ring.”

Article posted on 09.10.2009



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