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Couch out, Olson in versus Clampitt

06.12.04 – England’s Jane “Fleetwood Assassin” Couch has pulled out of her rematch Friday night against former title-holder Jaime “The Hurricane” Clampitt. Couch, who has been stripped of her IWBF junior welterweight title, has been replaced on “Bragging Rights” by four-time world title challenger Eliza Olson against Clampitt for the now vacant IWBF championship at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

Clampitt (14-3, 5 KOs), of Narragansett (RI) via Canada, won a very competitive 10-round decision against Olson October 31 2003 in Providence for the vacant IWBF junior welterweight crown. Clampitt-Olson II is the 10-round co-feature on “Bragging Rights,” headlined by the 10-round WBC Youth middleweight title fight between defending champion “Bad” Chad” Dawson (15-0, 10 KOs) and former WBA light middleweight title-holder Carl “The Squirrel” Daniels (49-4-1, 31 KOs).

Olson, fighting out of Fresno (CA), is the grand daughter of the late, great world middleweight champion Carl “Bobo” Olson, who reigned from 1953-1955.

Couch cited impetigo and cold sores on her face for pulling out of her rematch against Clampitt. The IWBF, however, vacated Couch’s title for violating IWBF rules and installed her as the No. 1 contender. Her failure to contact and consult the organization regarding her fight last Thursday night in England (with a title match this Friday) resulted in the aforementioned action being taken.

“These things happen in boxing,” CES president and ‘Bragging Rights’ promoter Jimmy Burchfield said. “As much as we looked forward to the Couch-Clampitt rematch, the Clampitt-Olson rematch could turn out to be an even better fight. Their first fight was controversial and the rematch will be good for women’s professional boxing. I’m old school, too, so I’m excited about another fight involving the great Bobo Olson’s grand daughter.”

“Bragging Rights” will be taped live and air in primetime Saturday, December 11) 7:30-10:00 PM/ET on CN8, The Comcast Network to 6.4 million homes from Maine to Maryland. CN8’s coverage of “Bragging Rights” will also be available on Comcast Digital Cable’s ‘ON DEMAND” service and online at www.cn8.tv. Overall, “Bragging Rights” will be broadcast on tape delay in up to 20-million additional households nationwide.

Tickets, priced at $75.00, $60.00 and $35.00, are available by calling CES’ corporate headquarters at 401.724.2253/2254, Foxwoods’ box office at 800.200.2882, or going on line at www.foxwoods.com. For additional information call CES or visit its web site at www.cesboxing.com. Call TransMedia Entertainment Group at 610.627.0606 or 203.288.7111 for television advertising or broadcasting opportunities.

Article posted on 06.12.2004



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