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FRIDAY! Tickets Go On Sale For Amir Khan vs. Lamont Peterson Dec. 10

Washington, DC (October 26)...Tickets for "Capital Showdown: Khan vs. Peterson" go on sale Friday, Oct. 28 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Big-time boxing's return to our nation's capital has created a buzz amongst sports fans ready to see the Unified Super Lightweight Champion Amir "King" Khan defend his titles against the No. 1-rated International Boxing Federation (IBF) Contender Lamont Peterson on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Plus, Brandywine, Maryland's undefeated top heavyweight contender and former Michigan State University standout linebacker Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell and Lamont's brother and top lightweight contender Anthony Peterson will be featured in separate fights.

Tickets, priced at $300, $150, $75, $50 and $25, go on sale Friday, Oct. 28 at 10:00 a.m. ET through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000 or by purchasing them online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets for fans traveling from the United Kingdom are available for purchase by calling 0800 555 666.

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"Capital Showdown: Khan vs. Peterson," a 12-round Unified Super Lightweight World Title Fight for Khan's World Boxing Association (WBA) World Super Championship and IBF World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Khan Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. The HBO World Championship Boxing telecast begins at 9:45 p.m. ET/6:45 p.m. PT.

Adrien Broner on LAST CALL on October 28th

Undefeated Super Featherweight ADRIEN BRONER (www.twitter.com/AJtheproblem21) returns to the show as he prepares for his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super Featherweight title fight in his hometown of Cincinnati.

The confident and charismatic boxer talks about fighting for the vacant title in his hometown, has last win on HBO over Jason Litzau, the newfound popularity from the media, and comparisons to Ohio boxing legend, Aaron Pryor.

LAST CALL on www.cyberstationusa.com. Friday October 28th from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time/ 6 to 8 p.m. Pacific time

Lewus Tops Hitz Boxing's Return: Thanksgiving Eve Belvedere Bash on November 23

On Wednesday, November 23, in Elk Grove, Illinois, Hitz Boxing Promotions will proudly present the "Thanksgiving Eve Belvedere Bash", a night of exciting professional boxing at The Belvedere Banquet.

Already the premier boxing promoter in the Chicagoland area, Hitz is coming off his smashingly successful Diaz vs. Lundy promotion at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, in August.

Topping the "Thanksgiving Eve Belvedere Bash" will be the Chicago's comebacking former world title challenger Johnny Lewus (25-4-1, 21 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight bout.

The exciting Lewus has gone 3-0-1, 3 KOs since coming back from a decade of inactivity and will be looking to continue sharpening his world-class skills for another run at championship glory.

Also featured that night will be Chicago-based undefeated super middleweight Mike Kurzeja (5-0-1, 4 KOs) in a six-round crowd pleaser; power-punching undefeated Chicago heavyweight Dave Latoria (9-0, 5 KOs) in a six-rounder; undefeated Chicago super middleweight Mike "Hollywood" Jimenez (4-0, 3 KOs) will go four; and MMA star turned Mike Tyson clone, Chicago cruiserweight Terry Martin (4-0, 4 KOs) will return to the ring for four rounds or less.

And in a very special added bonus, the night will kick off with the four-round pro debut of Chicago's popular super heavyweight Golden Gloves Champion Erick Correa.

All opponents will be announced soon.

Tickets for the "Thanksgiving Eve Belvedere Bash" are $100 Ringside and $35 G/A and are available at fanfueled.com or the HITZ TIX HOTLINE: 630-442-4203. All bouts are subject to change. On fight night, doors open at 6:30 pm and the action starts at 7:30.

The Belvedere Banquet is located at 1170 West Devon in Elk Grove.

Visit www.hitzboxing.com for more information.

Victorious Return For New British Champ Leon ĎSolidí Williams

On Wednesday British Cruiserweight Champion Leon ĎSolidí Williams returned to the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym, in Canning Town, for the first time since defeating long time Champ Rob Norton and winning the coveted Lonsdale Belt.

Williams - who made the early return to undertake an interview with Sky Sportsí Ed Robinson, which will be aired on the Sky Sports Ringside Show this evening at 6pm - bought the Championship belt with him to show to his gym mates.

Following the interview Williams spent about an hour chatting about the fight with gym mates and being photographed with everyone in the gym at the time.

Just before leaving to go back home for a well deserved break Williams took a few minutes to talk about the fight and his future plans, ďNot best pleased with the overall performance, Rob Nortonís very awkward and cagey opponent. Heís very, very experienced.

But at the end of the day we got the win and thatís all that matters.

Iím not really fussed who Iím going to fight next, Iím British Champion and Iíll defend it to the best of my ability.

Iím not letting that belt go, itís across my shoulder right now and itís going to stay there, yeah itís just gonna stay there.

Thereís no one Iím scared of, or intimidated by in this weight category, domestically any way. No one is great theyíre just normal and can be beaten, they can all be dominated by me.

Iíd even fight Rob Norton again, yeah Iíd take that. It wouldnít be the prettiest fight again but the tactics would change Iíd meet him early instead of later on and I donít think heíd be able to withstand that.

Rob was a good Champion, awkward, cagey, done his thing right, but the better man won on the twenty first.

I want to dominate the Cruiserweight division domestically, look good for television and my supporters and make my name, then weíll move on to conquer Europe. Yeah itís onwards and upwards for Team Solid

Iíd like to say a big thanks to Johnny Eames, Barry Smith, Rio (Gianluca Di Caro) and Jimmy Tibbs from my gym, the brilliant TRAD TKO, as well as Ken and Dougie from my sponsor BoxFit, Dave from my sponsor Ringside and my other sponsors Radio King and South West Cars, RIP Danny Easam and all my supporters.

If it wasnít for my supporters I wouldnít be here now. Theyíve all supported me on the small hall shows and theyíve stuck by me even when my fights were getting canceled and they were losing money, but theyíre still here, so a big thank you to all those guys and girls, loads of girls.Ē

Ed Robinsonís interview with Leon ĎSolidí Williams will be aired on the Ringside Show on Sky Sports 1 at 6pm on Thursday 27th October and will be repeated at 00.30am, 4am on Sky Sports 1 and again at 10am on Sky Sports 2 on Friday 28th October.

Article posted on 27.10.2011



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