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Prescott defeats Jargal, Andrade stops Bell, Dundee and Duva to attend Hall of Fame weekend, Zuhdi in action on 4/23

In the main event of ESPN's Friday Night Fights from the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, Breidis Prescott (24-2, 19 KOs) won a near shutout unanimous decision over a game Bayan Jargal (15-2-3, 9 KOs). Prescott worked his jab and landed the better power punches throughout the fight. Jargal had no answer to Prescott's movement and hand speed. All three judges scored the bout for Prescott by scores of 99-91, 99-90, and 100-90. The five bout fight card was promoted by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing.

Undefeated junior middleweight Demetrius "The Hammer" Andrade landed a solid left to the body of his opponent Omar Bell (8-2, 5 KOs) which sent him to the canvas in the middle of round two. Bell, although up on one knee, was unable to answer the ten count of referee Dick Flaherty. Andrade with the knockout improves to (13-0, 9 KOs), while Bell suffers only the second loss of his professional career.

Junior middleweight Kevin Rooney (1-0), who is known amongst boxing circles as the publicist for Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing, made his professional debut a successful one as he dropped Philadelphia's Terrell Nelson (0-3) twice in the fight, once in the first round and once in the second round both with left hands. In the end, Rooney scored a four round unanimous decision win over Nelson by scores of 40-34 on all three cards.

Unbeaten heavyweight Joe Hanks knocked down his opponent once in the second round as he controlled the tempo of the bout against Terrell Nelson. Hanks landed hooks and kept Nelson on the defensive as he used his size and reach advantage to out land Nelson at every chance he could get. Hanks had Nelson in trouble several times during the bout. Nelson was unable to continue the fight after four rounds, which gave Hanks the TKO victory.

Burlington, VT's Kevin Cobbs (1-0, 1 KO) scored the first knockout of his professional career in his very first pro fight. Cobbs knocked the previously unbeaten Nicholas Lavin (2-1, 2 KOs) twice in the first round, with the second knockdown being his last of the fight. Referee Steve Smoger after the second knockdown immediately stopped the bout giving Cobbs the first round TKO victory at 1:30.

Fight results reported by Scott Ploof and Billy "Loops" Luppert as Kevin Rooney Jr. the publicist for Star Boxing, was a little busy making his pro debut.

TRAINERS ANGELO DUNDEE AND LOU DUVA TO ATTEND HALL OF FAME WEEKEND

CANASTOTA, NY - APRIL 22, 2011 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today Hall of Fame trainers Angelo Dundee and Lou Duva will attend festivities planned for the 22nd Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for June 9-12th.

“Angelo Dundee and Lou Duva are two legendary figures in boxing history,” said Hall of Fame director Edward Brophy. “They have trained some of boxing’s top fighters and their knowledge of the many facets of the sport is remarkable. Fans will love the opportunity to visit with them.”

Dundee has guided 15 world champions including Hall of Famers Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman, Sugar Ramos, Jose Napoles, Luis Rodriguez, Willie Pastrano and Canastota's Carmen Basilio. In 2005 he prepared Academy Award-winning actor Russell Crowe for his role as Jim Braddock in Cinderella Man. In 1992 Dundee was elected into the Hall of Fame.

Duva is one of boxing’s top managers and trainers. He has worked with such world champions as Mark Breland, Evander Holyfield, Bobby Czyz, Livingstone Bramble, Meldrick Taylor, Michael Moorer, Arturo Gatti and Hall of Famer Pernell Whitaker. He is now the president of the promotional company Duva Boxing. In 1998 Duva was elected into the Boxing Hall of Fame.

Events planned for the weekend include a banquet, Mexican Fiesta Night, parade, golf tournament, boxing autograph card show, cocktail party and the Official Induction Ceremony honoring the Class of 2011. Living inductees to be honored at the Official Induction Ceremony on Sunday, June 12th are three-division champion Julio Cesar Chavez (Mexico), junior welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu (Russia / Australia), heavyweight champion Mike Tyson (USA), trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain (Mexico), referee Joe Cortez (USA) and screenwriter Sylvester Stallone (USA). Posthumous inductees will also be honored.

An impressive list of over 40 boxing greats from the United States and abroad will participate in weekend festivities.

For more information on the Hall of Fame's 22nd Annual Induction Weekend please call (315) 697-7095 or visit www.ibhof.com.

Noah Zuhdi fighting April 23, 2011 for Top Rank at Winstar Casino

USA Oklahoma State Lightweight Champion Noah Zuhdi (14-1, 12 KOs) will be fighting tomorrow night, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011, for boxing Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, Top Rank Boxing, at the Winstar Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.

Noah Zuhdi will be fighting in Oklahoma City on Friday, June 17, 2011 at the Cox Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Please visit our web site at www.catboxentertainment.com for more information or call 405.408.3599.

Article posted on 23.04.2011



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