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Super Six Commemorative Ticket

Los Angeles, CA (Dec. 14, 2011) - When SHOWTIME and five of the world's most respected professional boxing promoters formalized the strategy behind the SUPER SIX WORLD BOXING CLASSIC, it was their intent to create a tournament that would deliver a boost of excitement for boxing fans worldwide and pique the interest of the casual fan, while showcasing the tremendous array of talent in one of boxings hottest divisions - the Super Middleweights.

And now that the competition has come down to it's surviving "Dynamic Duo" of Andre Ward and Carl Froch, the SUPER SIX WORLD BOXING CLASSIC FINAL is receiving the star treatment reserved for sports and entertainment one-night mega-events as the Super Bowl, Oscars and World Cup - a VIP Commemorative ticket.

At the suggestion of promoter Dan Goossen, President of Goossen Tutor Promotions, a selected amount of people at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall attending will receive a Commemorative Ticket as a keepsake for the Saturday night, December 17 extravaganza. This collectors' item, which is printed on a clear vinyl card stock, features headshots of the two principals -- Ward and Froch; the logos of the event's promoters - SHOWTIME, Caesars Atlantic City, Goossen Tutor Promotions and Matchroom Sports; and a photo of the SUPER SIX WORLD BOXING CLASSIC FINAL Cup -- which goes to the winner of the inaugural event.

"We anticipate to have these one-of-a-kind tickets encased in a "clear paper weight casing" and just individually for fans interested in purchasing these unique and beautiful Final tickets as gifts or keepsakes of this ground-breaking event," said Goossen.

Promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions, Matchroom Sport and Antonio Leonard Promotions, in association with Caesars Atlantic City and sponsored by Corona.

Bam on boxing

Attitude Is Important

Fighters who will fight anyone at any time, and legitimately mean it, are few and far between these days. Those fighters commonly have a few losses but usually have a loyal fan base.

Hall-of-Fame promoter J Russell Peltz told me what it was like to promote fighters such as former WBA bantamweight champion Jeff Chandler (left), of South Philadelphia, and the attitude he had towards the sport. I hope that I end up coming across fighters like him. Chandler, a Hall-of-Famer himself, not only would fight anybody, but also wanted to fight the best. He finished his career with a record of 33-2-2 (18K0s) and nobody ever had to question his talent; he was one of the best.

Hearing about Chandler and about the days when boxing was still a major sport makes me jealous. That’s someone a promoter or a television network needs; a fighter willing to risk everything because he has the talent and heart of a true warrior. Chandler had those attributes.

With that attitude or without it, a fighter will be criticized. There are many talented fighters out there but it takes more than talent to become a major attraction. It is difficult for a fighter to build a fan base, and without a fan base promoters and television networks sometimes lose interest. Win or lose, a good performance and a decent following can get a fighter to the next level.

Maybe it all goes back to fighters no longer being just fighters. Some of them also want to manage themselves. Maybe it has to do with the fact that so many fighters were mis-managed so that the idea of a manager comes with the stigma that managers are nothing more than paper pushers. Either way, many fighters seem to have lost faith in their team members and it has begun to take away from the fighter doing his job. Perhaps this is why some many fighters change managers, trainers and promoters. What happened to guys like Marvelous Marvin Hagler who stayed with the Petronelli Brothers from first fight to last?
Coming Up Locally

Last year in Philadelphia there were seven fight cards, but we already have four scheduled in the first three months of 2012. Hopefully this is a sign of an active year. If a fighter has the option to fight more often, the chances of him taking risks increases due to the opportunities to get right back into the ring.

The Jan. 21 card at the Asylum Arena is shaping up to be the best that Philadelphia has seen in a long time. The main event between Philadelphia’s favorite heavyweight Fast Eddie Chambers (36-2, 18 K0s) and Belarus native Sergei Liakhovich (25-4, 16 K0s) already is stirring interest.

Chambers has fought in Philadelphia throughout his career at the Legendary Blue Horizon, but this is his first time back since 2008. Seems like a pretty nice homecoming since his fight will be the headliner on the Main Events card televised on NBC sports network (currently Versus).

The co-feature is another meaningful fight between Philadelphia junior middleweight King Gabriel Rosado (18-5, 10 K0s) and Mexico’s, Jesus Soto Karass (24-6-3, 16 K0s).
This will be a huge test for Rosado (right), and the pressure is on him to perform. I have faith in him; he is one of the few fighters left with that Jeff Chandler attitude.

The author is a senior at Temple University who is now a part of Peltz Boxing. Follow us on twitter @Peltzboxing and our intern @bamonboxing.

DBE KICKS OFF EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE SEASON OF BROADWAY BOXING ON SAT. JAN 21 AT ROSELAND BALLROOM

New York, NY - (12/14/2011) - On Saturday, January 21, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) will kick off the 2012 season of the popular "Broadway Boxing" series at the famed Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Headlining the 10-bout card, which is loaded with a bevy of local New York talent, will be Brooklyn's undefeated NABF light welterweight champion, Gabriel "Tito" Bracero (18-0, 3KO's).

Tickets are priced at $125, $85, $65, and $45, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased through any Ticketmaster outlet, visiting Ticketmaster.com, calling (800) 745-3000.

"This is going to be our eighth consecutive year with the series and we expect it to be one of the best and most memorable years yet, commencing with what is sure to be an action-packed night of boxing on January 21st," said Lou DiBella, President and CEO of DiBella Entertainment.

In addition to Bracero headlining, several of DBE's most promising up-and-coming prospects are set to see action on the card, including recent cruiserweight world title challenger Ran Nakash (25-1, 18KO's) making his DBE debut, fast-rising WBA #5-rated featherweight contender Luis Del Valle (14-0, 11KO's), super bantamweight Luis Rosa (9-0, 5KO's), junior middleweight Delen Parsley (6-0, 2KO's) and four-time Golden Gloves Champion Sonya Lamonakis (6-0, 1KO).

Also scheduled to appear on the card are two of the New York area's most popular, fan-friendly Irish prospects: light heavyweight Seanie Monaghan (11-0, 8KO's) and heavyweight Thomas Hardwick (3-0, 2KO's).

A complete list of the undercard will be announced shortly.

Doors open at 6:00PM with the first bout scheduled for 6:30PM. Tickets are priced at $125, $85, $65, and $45, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased through any Ticketmaster outlet, visiting Ticketmaster.com, calling (800) 745-3000.

Tickets On Sale for NBC Sports Network Fight Night Inaugural Show 1-21-12

Tickets officially went on sale today for the much anticipated inaugural show of the NBC Sports Network Fight Night series on January 21, 2012, at Asylum Arena, in Philadelphia, PA. Fight fans will want to purchase tickets early as the arena is intimate and seats will sell out quickly.

Tickets priced at $45 and $65 can be purchased by calling Peltz Boxing, (215) 765-0922 or by visiting www.peltzboxing.com

Philadelphia heavyweight contender "Fast" Eddie Chambers takes on former World Heavyweight Champion Sergei "White Wolf" Liakhovich when the NBC Sports Network (currently named VERSUS) brings its first NBC Sports Network Fight Night broadcast to the City of Brotherly Love.

Making his first hometown appearance since 2008, Chambers, (36-2, 18 KO's), who learned to fight in Philly's legendary gyms, will have his hands full when he faces "The White Wolf" of Scottsdale, AZ (25-4, 16 KO's) at Philadelphia's Asylum Arena. A former Russian Olympian, Liakhovich is an aggressive, heavy-handed competitor who rarely takes a step backwards and always makes great fights. His epic 2006 brawl with Lamon Brewster, when the native of Vitebsk, Belarus won the WBO Heavyweight Championship, is still characterized by many boxing pundits as the best heavyweight fight of the past ten years.

Opening the television broadcast at 9 p.m. will be a blistering junior middleweight battle between "King" Gabriel Rosado of Philadelphia (18-5, 10 KO's) and Jesus Soto-Karass of Tijuana, Mexico (24-6, 16 KO's). Promoted by Main Events, Peltz Productions and Goossen Tutor, the non-televised undercard fights will begin at 7 p.m. The remainder of the card will be announced in the coming weeks.

Article posted on 14.12.2011



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