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Wolak v Rodriguez tomorrow; Williams vs. Conquest on 1/13

Thursday December 1st NYC, NY ...Top Rank in association with Star Boxing held the final pre fight press conference today at BB King's restaurant in Times Square for the much anticipated rematch between Delvin Rodriguez and Pawel Wolak.

The first fight between these two Jr. Middleweight's took place at nearby Roseland Ballroom on July 15th of this year and is a leading candidate for "Fight of the Year" honors. Both fighters looked fit and ready as each took their turn at the podium addressing the large crowd in attendance.

Rodriguez promoter Joe DeGuardia addressed the crowd and referenced the first meeting between the 2 warriors and said "These are the kind of fights that Boxing fans want to see. Delvin Rodriguez is a true pro, a fight-fans' favorite, and even hardcore members of the boxing industry are looking forward to this fight. DeGuardia then introduced his fighter, Delvin Rodriguez to the audience.

Rodriguez approached the microphone and stated, "You will see another great fight, possibly better than our first one. I've had a great camp and I'm looking to having fun again in there with Pawel just as I did the first time. I promise you I will be faster, stronger, and more determined than our first meeting and I am supremely confident that I will be victorious this Saturday evening".

Wolak was up to the microphone next and kept it short and sweet, "I'm ready to go, I feel great, f*** it, lets fight".

The 10 round IBA Jr. Middleweight championship is a featured bout on the undercard

of another highly anticipated rematch between Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito this Saturday evening, December 3rd at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden in NYC, NY.

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT-If you don't have tickets, catch it on PPV: Fights will be produced and distributed Live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT

For more information call Star Boxing at 718 823-2000

Williams-Conquest January 13th British Title Clash - Tickets On Sale Today

Tickets for the highly anticipated British Cruiserweight title clash between Leon ‘Solid’ Williams and Tony ‘Conqueror’ Conquest, which takes place at York Hall in London on Friday 13th January 2012, and broadcast live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky 456 & Virgin 546), go on sale today on the TKO Box Office website www.tkoboxoffice.com.

Francis and George Warren’s Queensberry Promotions organization really have pulled out all the stops to ensure their first event of 2012 is an explosive, all action, extravaganza.

The headlining Williams-Conquest perfectly sets the scene, these two are without doubt the two best, most exciting and all action Cruiserweights in the country today an the contrast in their styles guarantees a true Battle Royale on the 13th.

Streatham’s Williams, who will be making the first defense of the title he wrestled off long time British and Commonwealth Champion Rob Norton back in October, is a no nonsense come forward power puncher right out of the ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson mould, something Tony Conquest can readily attest to - Williams knocked him out in just 45 seconds when they fought previously as amateurs.

Williams bought that power and knockout reputation with him upon turning pro. His debut bout didn’t even go one round, as Williams dropped Bobby Scott with the very first punch he threw, a violent left hook!

Prior to the Norton title showdown Williams stopped both his previous opponents, on his defense of the Southern Area title, in May this year, Williams knocked Danny Couzens out cold after just thirty seconds of the fourth round. Williams followed that with a sensational fifth round stoppage of Battersea’s fighting fireman Nick ‘The Ox’ Okoth in September.

Conquest on the other hand is a fast handed stylish boxer whose fights normally go the distance. His only stoppage to date came in March this year, when he stopped Ghana’s Prince George Akrong in the first minute of the sixth round.

Conquest earned the right to challenge Williams for the coveted Lonsdale belt with a superb victory over Toks Owoh in November to lift the Southern Area strap Williams had vacated just a few weeks earlier.

Throughout the fight Conquest plain out boxed the former Super Middleweight supremo. Right from the opening bell and for ten rounds Conquest worked at a high pace, peppering Owoh non stop with shot after shot for every minute of every round to earn the win by a shut out 99-91 points margin.

The Warren brothers have put together a seriously top class support card for Williams-Conquest, headed by an almighty heavyweight clash between Larry ‘The War Machine’ Olabamiwo and former Commonwealth Champion Sam Sexton, which without doubt will be yet another highly volatile affair.

Also on the card are Williams’ TRAD TKO Gym mates ‘Saint’ George Jupp and Charlie Hoy as well as the highly popular Stetson wearing John Wayne Hibbert, sensational unbeaten Welterweight prospect ‘Super’ Bradley Skeete, Daryl Williams and John Dignam, all against yet to be named opponents.

Leon ‘Solid’ Williams Versus Tony ‘Conqueror’ Conquest for the British Cruiserweight title headlines Francis and George Warren’s Queensberry Promotions first event of the New Year, which takes place at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, on Friday 13th January 2012 and broadcast live on BoxNation (Sky platform Channel 456 & Virgin 546)

Tickets, priced Ł40 (Standard Seated) and Ł60 (Ringside) for Williams vs. Conquest are available on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com. Tickets are also available direct from the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA.

LOCAL BOXING STARS SQUARE OFF DECEMBER 16 Someone’s “0” Must Go Javier Martinez and Ray Velez Are Ready

Albany, N.Y. - Local amateur standouts and undefeated pros Javier Martinez (2-0, 1 KO) and Ray Velez (2-0, (1 KO) will square off on December 16 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. Martinez and Velez are putting it on the line to compete for the top local prospect spot. Both fighters were stand-out amateurs and have an exciting style of fighting that guarantees a good show for the fans.

“It is unusual that two undefeated fighters will challenge themselves on the local level. Both guys believe they can win,” says Adam Neary, president of ARES PROMOTIONS. “The fans always appreciate an even match, and this time they don’t have to wait until its on the world title level,” he added. “Martinez and Velez are punchers that fight with technical skill but are always looking for that window of opportunity to take the other guy out.”

ARES Fight Night VII also features Shawn and Shannon Miller on the undercard and an exciting main event spotlighting New York State Middleweight Champion Nick Brinson (8-1) defending his belt against New York City’s Troy Artis. Doors open at 6 p.m., first bout is at 7 p.m. Tickets are available by calling the ARES box office at (518) 527-2331.

Article posted on 02.12.2011



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