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News: Oquendo vs King; Joseph Judah; Tony Grano

Monday-Februaury 15th-Chicago based HITZ BOXING, looks to pack 'em in and pack a punch this Saturday, February 20th at the HORSESHOE CASINO in Hammond, IL. Headlining the talent packed 6 bout card, is Heavyweight great "Fast" Fres Oquendo taking on Demterice King for the NABA/USBA Heavyweight Title... we have a fight on our hands with this match-up.. King, a known KO artist, plans to be the spoiler in Oquendo's quest for a shot at the Kiltschko brothers..

"I am looking forward to facing Oquendo.. I can guarantee this much.. it won't go the full 12 rounds.. I am knocking him all the way out, I am not coming to lose, I am coming to collect what's mine " -Demterice King

"I have big plans for 2010.. as far as boxing goes, the division is wide open, I am on a mission that some say is impossible.. I don't see it that way... I will take care of King come Saturday night and then I am looking to mix it up with either one of the Klitschko's ."-Oquendo

Also featured on the card is local Irish favorite Middleweight Henry Coyle vs. Marcus Luck. If Coyle has his way Marcus' 'Luck" will run out once he steps into the ring, in a bout scheduled for 6 rounds.

MMA sensation and crowd favorite Achour Esho will face Marteze Logan in a 6 round Welterweight match up, no doubt Esho's legions of fans will bring the house down as they root on their hometown boy!

John Lewus vs. Rodney Freeman will see action in a scheduled 4 round Welterweight bout. Former UFC fighter, Terry Martin will go toe to toe against Rodell Bolar in a 4 round Cruiserweight match-up.

Derek Zugic heads home, after training in Los Angeles, to face Jaddell Wells in a 4 round Light Heavyweight bout. Closing the card is special attraction making his pro debut hailing from Bialystok, Poland is Krzysztof Zimnoch vs. Keon Graham scheduled for 4 rounds.

Sitting ringside will be very special and honored guest James "Buster" Douglas, who this week is in the midst of celebrating his remarkable knockout win against "Iron" Mike Tyson some 20 years ago. Douglas will also be on hand to greet fans and press at the weigh-in.

"This is a fight card for the real boxing fans.. I have a fine tuned ear to what fans are looking for, and in this day and age with the economy the way it is, I have a duty to put on an amazing competitive fight card if I am asking fans to spend their hard earned money on my event. Having James "Buster" Douglas ringside is the icing on the cake.. he is an incredible figure in boxing, he upset the invincible "Iron" Mike Tyson and yet after 20 years he still remains the same; humble."-Bobby Hitz.

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE visit Ticketmaster.com to purchase. Prices start at $160 (VIP)-90(sold out)-40-30

DOORS: 6:30 PM
FIRST FIGHT: 7:00 PM


JOSEPH JUDAH WALKS THE RED CARPET AT THE MAGIC CONVENTION

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - (February 16, 2010) Joseph Judah Promotions is pleased to announce that undefeated welterweight prospect Joseph Judah 5-0 (1 KOs), will be attending the Magic Convention on February 16-18 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joseph Judah will be attending several VIP functions and walking the red carpet as a special guest.

The MAGIC Convention is a highly anticipated trade event in the international fashion industry, hosting global buyers and sellers of men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, footwear and accessories.

Joseph Judah said "I am looking forward to attending the Magic Convention. This will be a great opportunity to expand the marketability of Joseph Judah Promotions."

Macke Roberts said "Joseph Judah Promotions is the future of the pro boxing business. Keep an eye on us we have big plans that will shock the world."

Join the Joseph Judah Promotions facebook group and keep up with all the news, information & updates on Joseph Judah's training camp, upcoming fights, upcoming entertainment projects and upcoming appearances.

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Grano out to avenge only career loss in “Brace For Impact” headliner March 12 at Foxwoods

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Feb. 15, 2010) – Popular heavyweight prospect Tony “TNT” Grano values avenging his lone pro loss more than money and fame, which is precisely why he desperately wanted a rematch against Mark “Oak Tree” Brown, headlining the March 12th “Brace For Impact” card, presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc. (CES), in Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.

Grano (16-1-1, 13 KOs), a 2005 U.S. National Championships winner and National Golden Gloves Tournament runner-up, has won two in a row since losing to Brown (15-2, 7 KOs), who overcame two knockdowns to stop Grano in the eighth round of their WBF All-Americas title bout Sept. 27, 2008.

Coming off his sensational, nationally-televised knockout of previously-undefeated prospect Travis Kaufman (18-0) last September, Grano had clearly targeted Brown, rather than a top 20 rated opponent, and CES gave him the opportunity for revenge.

“For me, personally,” Grano explained, “I wanted this rematch more than any fight. Ranking-wise, I don’t need it because I’ve already surpassed him (Brown), and my fight on ShoBox (vs. Kaufman) showed everybody it (fight vs. Brown) was a fluke. No excuses, though, I’m not like that. I had a bad night and he had a good night. Negotiations for bigger fights for me were held – (Brian) Minto, (Hasim) Rahman and (Evander) Holyfield – were mentioned. But beating Brown means a lot to me and after I do, I’ll be looking for a fight against a top 10 guy to get me in position, hopefully, for a world title shot.

“Anybody who has watched me knows I put on exciting fights and a lot of people are coming to watch me fight March 12. I’m not going to brawl; I’m going to show my boxing ability and pick him apart. I won’t be looking for a knockout, but if it comes, it comes. I just want to connect and get in some good hits. He’s tough but I don’t see him going the full 10 rounds. It’s going to be a great fight.”

Grano, who was born in Hebron (CT) and fights out of Hartford, will be fighting in his home state for the 15th time, his fourth at Foxwoods.

“It’s great fighting in Connecticut and I love fighting at Foxwoods,” Tony added from training camp in Houston. “I have a huge fan-base that we’re trying to build up even more in the Italian-American market. I expect a large crowd at Foxwoods and I’m looking forward to putting on a great display. I want to get boxing fans excited again.”

Also slated to be in action on “Brace For Impact” are Hartford super bantamweight “Machine” Mike Oliver (22-2, 7 KOs), reigning New England and EBA champion; Marshfield (MA) super middleweight Manuel Antonio Lopes (5-0-1, 1 KO), Long Island (NY) light heavyweight Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith Jr. (2-0, 2 KOs), 2008 New York Golden Gloves champion; Brooklyn (NY) welterweight Sadam “World Kid” Ali (5-0, 2 KOs), 2008 U.S. Olympian; Hartford middleweight David Bauza (3-0, 3 KOs). All fights and fighters are subject to change.

Tickets for “Brace For Impact,” priced at $40.00, $60.00 and $100.00, are available to purchase by calling CES (401.724.2253/2254) or Foxwoods (800-200-2882), going online at www.cesboxing.com or www.foxwoods.com, or in person at Foxwood’s box office

For more information contact CES (401.724.2253/2254/www.cesboxing.com) or Foxwoods Resort Casino (www.foxwoods.com). Doors open at 6:00 PM/ET, first bout at 7:00 PM/ET.

Article posted on 12.02.2010



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