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Johnathon Banks vs. DaVarryl Williamson on Klitschko-Mormeck card on 12/10; Oliveira-Holmes on 12/17

In addition to Wladimir Klitschko, the most dominant heavyweight champion defending his World Boxing Association (WBA), IBF, WBO, and IBO world titles against Jean-Marc Mormeck and the co-feature of Gennady Golovkin defending his WBA middleweight title against Lajuan Simon, there will be two more title fights on the December 10 show.

Tom Loeffler, managing director of K2 Promotions: "We just announced the Gennady Golovkin fighting as the co-feature on our show last week and now we have added two more title fights."

NABF Heavyweight Champion, Johnathon Banks, 27-1 with 18 KOs will defend his title against tough contender DaVarryl Williamson. Banks has appeared on many Klitschko shows and will now face one of his most dangerous opponents in DaVarryl Williamson, 27-6 with 23 KOs. Williamson had fought Wladimir Klitschko earlier in his career and is known as a very strong puncher.

Banks: "I am excited to be on the same show with Wladimir and I will show the fans that I am at the top of the heavyweight division. I have fought in the large soccer stadiums in Germany before and I know it will be a great atmosphere in ESPRIT arena."

Isa Akberbayev, 8-0 with 5 KOs, from Kazakhstan will fight for the vacant IBO Intercontinental Cruiserweight title against local favorite Armin Dollinger, 21-2 with 8 KOs from Munich, Germany.

Undefeated top junior middleweight prospect Tony Harrison will open the show in the first bout. Harrison is trained by the world famous Emanuel Steward who believes his boxer has as much potential as Thomas Hearns when he was coming up.

Loeffler added: "This is by far the best show top to bottom that we have put together. We have two world title fights and two regional fights that are evenly matched. A WBA champion like Golovkin or bouts like Banks vs. Williamson could normally be the main event on a fight night. The fans will definitely get their money's worth from this great show and we are excited to be able to put it together."

The fight will be broadcast live and exclusively on RTL in Germany, in the U.S. on ESPN3, ESPN Deportes and also shown in 150 countries worldwide.

Official ticket sales information you will find on www.eventim.de. Tickets are available from 20 Euro.

‘Sugar’ Nathan Weise Guests On Sports Tonight This Thursday

This Thursday evening exciting Light Middleweight prospect ‘Sugar’ Nathan Weise is to be Chris Cohen’s studio guest for the Sports Tonight Fight Hour (Freeview HD Channel 112 and available worldwide on-line at www.sportstonightlive.com) from 5.30pm (GMT).

Nathan, Chris and Fighting Fit Magazine’s Deputy Editor Danny Flexen will be discussing all the latest boxing news and upcoming fights, including a trio of Light Middleweight title clashes - Antonio Margarito versus Miguel Angel Cotto for the WBA Super World Crown, Prince Aaron versus Brian Rose for the British title and of course Nathan’s big fight, when he challenges Steve O’Meara for the BBBofC Southern Area belt.

Staying on the Light Middleweight theme, former British Champ Sam Webb, as well as former English Welterweight Champion Ross Minter, will be joining Nathan, Chris and Danny on the phone to discuss this pivotal fights.

‘Sugar’ Nathan Weise Versus Steve O’Meara features on the Francis and George Warren’s Queensberry Promotions event, headlined by the Lee Selby-John Simpson British and Commonwealth Featherweight title clash, which takes place at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, on Wednesday 14th January 2011 and broadcast live on BoxNation (Sky platform Channel 456 & Virgin 546)

Tickets, priced £40 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available on-line now at www.tkoboxoffice.com. Tickets are also be available direct from the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA.

Sports Tonight Fight Hour, hosted by Chris Cohen and featuring ‘Sugar’ Nathan Weise and Danny Flexen, is broadcast live on Freeview HD Channel 112 and available worldwide on-line at www.sportstonightlive.com from 5.30pm (GMT).

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Michael Oliveira returns Dec, 17 in Quebec City against Jilly Holmes

MIAMI (Nov. 30, 2011) - One of the hottest prospects in the world, unbeaten middleweight Michael "The Brazilian Rocky" Oliveira, returns to the ring December 17 in Quebec City.

The power-punching, fan-friendly Oliveira (16-0, 12 KOs), rated No. 15 by the World Boxing Council ("WBC"), puts his undefeated record on the line in a 10-round bout against veteran Jimmy "The Fightin' School Teacher" Holmes (19-3-2, 10 KOs), at Pepsi Coliseum.

The 21-year-old Oliveira is coming off of his impressive Shobox: The Next Generation debut Nov. 11 in El Paso (TX), in which he defeated veteran Xavier "The X-Man" Tolliver (23-8, 15 KOs) by way of an eight-round disqualification that was on the verge of stoppage.

"Michael has shown tremendous improvement in his last two fights since Orlando Cuellar became his trainer and we need to keep him busy," Michael's father/promoter Carlos Oliveira (MO Productions) said. "We have two big fights tentatively scheduled next year in New York City on March 17 and May 19 against former world champion Acelino Freitas in Sao Paulo (Brazil). We're grateful to GYM Promotions and Hennessy Sports for having a fight on their December 17th card in Quebec City."

Oliveira, a two-time defending Brazilian International Press Award's Athlete of the Year (2009 and 2010), was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil but moved with his family to Miami when he was only two weeks old.

The 6' 1" Holmes, a former Indiana State middleweight champion, will have a decisive height and reach advantage versus the 5' 8" Oliveira.

Go to www.MichaelOliveira.com for more information about this exciting, young fighter.

Article posted on 01.12.2011



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