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News: "Spring Fever" Press Conference Quotes; Boxers Weigh-In Friday at Hollywood Bay St. Louis

Jason Pires: ďThereís a lot of talent on this card. Itís going to be a great show. May 7th is going to be very exciting for me, probably one of the biggest fights of my career. Iíve done this since I was a baby and now Iím a prize fighter. Iím looking forward to putting on a great show. My last three fights I got better and better and this fight I will explode. Every time I fight, I feel like itís my second home.Ē

Ricky Dawson: ďItís been a long time. Iím back in the ring, feeling good.. Iím also a fight fan and have seen these other fighters. This is one of my dreams. I took some years off. You have to be 100-percent into it and I am with my new team. Iím on my own. I donít just want to be a prize fighter; I want to be world champion. Itís going to take some time but it will happen.Ē

Jesse Barboza: ďIím being trained by somebody I watched growing up and idolizing (ĎIrishí Micky Ward). To be in the gym with him, working side-by-side, is a blessing for me. This is going to be a great show. Jason Pires stole the last show and my fans asked if he was fighting on this card. Itís going to be a great show.Ē

David Bauza: ďIím happy to be fighting here again. Itís where I had my first fight. I promise my best fight May 7, the best fight of my career.Ē

Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes: ďItís really challenging to put on female fights and I thank Jimmy (Burchfield) for supporting womenís boxing. My goal is to be a well-rounded, exciting fighter with a good fan-base. Weíre wrapping up a good training camp. I love boxing. Weíre very excited.Ē

Vladine Biosse: ďIíve been out for a while; it seemed like forever because I love this game so much. Iím here! May 7th Iím ready to get it on. My hand is good Ė thanks to Dr. Margles. Iíve been sparring and working hard. Iím ready for May 7th. Iíve been working so hard, waiting for this day, and itís almost here. Iíll give you guys all I have. Iím going to bring it.Ē

Edwin Soto: ďIím ready for whatever comes May 7th. Iím training hard and Iím going to do what I do best Ė fight in the ring!Ē

Diego Pereira: ďI feel like this is my debut because I havenít fought for almost a year. Iím glad Iím on this card. Thereís going to be a lot of action with some hard hitters. Iím in competition because Iím a hard hitter and Iím going for Knockout of the Year. Iíve worked real hard with a new team and new coach.Ē

Keith Kozlin: ďMy opponent, I wish you the best of luck. I know you want a win, but youíre not going to get it. Iíve trained hard and Iím feeling strong.Ē

Greg McCoy: My first two shows I put on for CES werenít the greatest but Iím back and a I need a win. I wish my opponent the best of luck. Weíre going to put on a great show.Ē


Boxers Weigh-In Friday at Hollywood Bay St. Louis!

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS Ė Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis announced the weigh-in times and a latest card lineup for Saturday nightís boxing matches, today. The five separate power-packed fights will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2010.

The first two matches Saturday evening start off with two newly tested fighters in the light weight and middle weight divisions taking on two other fighters making their professional debut. These two career telling bouts are followed by another four-round battle between two, up and coming, middle weight contenders. There are five match-ups scheduled for the night including one six round bout among two cruiserweight fighters with only one loss between them and a ten round slugfest between heavyweights in the main event.

The Main Event feature will be two heavyweights including rising star ďBig Fred Kassi,Ē (15W Ė 1L), 7 by knockout, from New Orleans, LA, will go head-to-head against veteran Kendrick Releford. ďReleford will be the best fighter that Kassi has ever fought in his professional career,Ē said Boxing Promoter Les Bonano.

Releford, from Fort Worth, Texas, is coming off of winning six of his last seven fights. Releford has 21 wins and 13 losses. The losses came while fighting in Germany three times, Canada, the United Kingdom and throughout the United States. Releford has never been knocked out and holds wins over highly rated Elieser Castillo for the WBO Latino heavyweight title 12 round decision and highly regarded ďCubanĒ Raymond Garbey.

Heavyweight Kassi (15W-1L) won his last fight at Hollywood against the heavy hitter Moises Droz (13W-9L) by knock out in the third round. Heís won three fights in a row since his lone set back.

The co-feature to the main event will include two of the top prospects in this region. In a six-round cruiser weight fight Anthony Doughty (7W-1L) of Tuscaloosa, AL, will battle it out with undefeated Justin Verdin (9W-0L) of Houma, Louisiana.

In the first middle weight bout Jamond Bourgeois of New Orleans, Louisiana, makes his professional debut facing off with Josh Thorpe (1W-0L). Thorpe is from Mobile, Alabama, and both fighters are expected to draw a large fan base. Light weight David Hill (0W-1L) returns from Pensacola, Florida, to go toe-to-toe with Aubrey Norris from Mobile, AL. Norris is making his professional debut. Hill lost his first professional fight at Hollywood Casino earlier in the year.

Middleweights Marcus McDaniel (2W-0L) and Billy Cunningham (3W-4L) of Jackson, MS, will step into the ring. McDaniel, a very fast fighter from New Orleans, LA, won a tough four-round battle here in January where he handed Cleoney Fouqua, a fighter out of Columbus, MS, his first and only loss.


Donít miss live boxing at Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis. Hurry, these fighting events will sell out soon. Tickets are $20, $50 and $100 and on sale now at the Gift Shop or call 1-800-229-2683. MATCHES, FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. Must be at least 21 to attend. Visit www.hollywoodcasinobsl.com.

Article posted on 21.04.2010



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