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News: Rayonta Whitfield; Oquendo vs Arlovski; Ballroom Brawl in Tampa

World ranked flyweight Rayonta "STINGRAY" Whitfield is training at the Savannah Boxing Club in Houston, Texas, under the guidance of world renowned trainer Ronnie Shields, in preparation for his NABO Title battle against Sergio "THE SAN DIEGO SENSATION" Espinoza. Their twelve round headline bout, part of an action packed evening of world class professional boxing set for Saturday, February 27th at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, Georgia, is presented by TKO Boxing Promotions. "Camp in Houston has been perfect. I'll be here sparring and training with Ronnie until a couple of days before the fight. We're putting in the hard work that will payoff on February 27th" said the 28 year old Whitfield..

With a record of 23-1-0 (11KO's), Whitfield will be fighting in front of a "loud and proud" packed house at the Bell Auditorium for the fourth time in his career. He currently is world ranked # 4 by the IBF and # 5 by the WBO. The 31 year old Espinoza brings a record of 16-6-1 (5KO's) into the title bout.

"I've watched tapes of Espinoza and he's a very aggressive fighter, always coming forward. I'll have to use my counter punching abilities but it should make for an all-action fight for the fans" continued Whitfield.

Advance tickets for the Whitfield/Espinoza title bout and a terrific undercard are priced from $27 to $102 (including a $2.00 facility fee) and on sale through the Augusta Entertainment Complex Box Office, (www.georgialinatix.com, by phone at 1-877-4AUGTIX or in person at the Augusta Entertainment Complex Box Office, 601 Seventh Street ).

A $5.00 in person box office discount for all military, police and fire personnel along with college students with proper ID is available in all price ranges until February 26th. The Bell Auditorium is located at 712 Telfair Street in Augusta, Georgia; doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm.


Arlovski to Make Pro Boxing Debut Feb. 27 vs. Oquendo

Miami, FL -- February 9th, 2010 -- Team Pitbull, Team Oquendo and The Consequences Charity announce today that Top 10 ranked heavyweight boxer Fres Oquendo known as "Fast Fres" will take on UFC former UFC heavyweight champ and Top 10 ranked MMA legend Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski in a four round boxing exhibition at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Hotel and Resort on Saturday, February 27th.

Once a year, Miami's finest philanthropists, business leaders and the community gather to help raise much needed funds for The Consequences Charity through an annual fund-raising gala known as "The Blacks Annual Gala" hosted by Roy and Lea Black.

The charity is dedicated to reducing and preventing adolescent criminal behavior and supporting communities with proactive intervention programs with the purpose of directly impacting the lives of vulnerable youth and their families.

Translation: Keep kids out of jail and educate them.

Both Oquendo and Arlovski are both known for their vicious striking ability and exciting fights. Both top ranked fighters have now decided to fight to help kids stay off the streets. 100% of all money raised from the sale of tickets and auction items goes directly to the charity - a 501(c)3 not-for-profit.

"I am honored to step into the ring with a great fighter like Fres Oquendo. This is going to be an exciting exhibition match but we already know the winner: the children we are helping" says Arlovski.

Oquendo says, "I have seen Arlovski in the ring and in the cage and I am excited to be able to showcase my skills against an MMA legend. Believe me, we are going to go at it for four rounds with the goal that every punch and every blow helps this cause. "

Lea Black, who is putting together her 5th annual event says, "The Gala is one of the top annual charity events on the South Florida social calendar and has drawn top entertainers such as: Alex Rodriguez, Lance Bass, Jencarlos Canela, Maria Conchita Alonso, Lucia Mendez, Dave Matthews, Hulk Hogan, Lennox Lewis, Mike Piazza, Tracy & Alonzo Mourning to name a few. We are very excited for this year’s main event Mr. Arlovski going against Mr. Oquendo.


Ballroom Brawl! in Tampa March 5th. Tickets on sale now

Tampa, FL: One Punch Productions returns to the Tampa Westshore Doubletree Hotel on Friday March 5th for the latest installment of the popular Ballroom Brawl series. Headlining the 9 bout card will be rising cruiserweight contender Nick "The Showstopper" Iannuzzi (14-1). Iannuzzi, coming off back-to-back knockout victories over former Contender star Michael Alexander and cross-state rival Deleon Tinsley, looks to keep his knockout streak alive against Los Angeles based Victor Barragan (11-4). Barragan is coming off a knockout victory over former world champion Arthur Williams in what world renowned commentator Al Bernstein described as "a serious fight of the year candidate".

Scheduled to be in the evenings co-feature bout is St. Pete knockout artist Keith "One Time" Thurman (12-0). Thurman is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and managed by Shelly Finkel Management. At the time of this announcement, minor details were still being resolved with Thurman's proposed opponent. "I am pretty confident that we will get this done in the next day or two" commented One Punch Productions director Terry J. Trekas. "It's minor stuff, but technically the fight is not 100% done, so I dont want to advertise that it is".

A stable of undefeated prospects will make appearances on the undercard, including jr. middleweight brothers Quinton Willis (5-0-1) and Marcus Willis (3-0-2), jr. lightweight Cordaro Simpkins (3-0), jr. middleweight Manny Woods (3-0), welterweight Rey Cepeda (2-0), jr. featherweight Sherali Dostiev (4-0), as well as the pro debut of middleweight Marquis Davis.

Tickets are priced at $20, $35, and $75, and are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations and ticketmaster.com. More informations is available at www.onepunch.net or by calling 813-503-8109.

Article posted on 11.02.2010



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