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TIME CHANGE: Super Six Final Ward & Froch weigh-in moved to 4 pm ET

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Dec. 15, 2011) - The SHOWTIME Super Six World Boxing Classic Final contestants, World Boxing Association (WBA) world champion Andre Ward (24-0, 13 KOs) and WBC champion Carl Froch (28-1, 20 KOs) will hit the scales live from Caesars Atlantic City tomorrow, Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. ET.

The event, which is open to the public, will take place at the Circus Max Theater and also stream LIVE at: goossentutor.com and sports.sho.com courtesy of TVU Networks.

The undercard fighters will weigh in immediately after Ward and Froch. To find out more about the line up, you can click here.

Tickets for SUPER SIX WORLD BOXING CLASSIC FINAL and live undercard are priced at $300, $200, $100 and $50 and can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at ticketmaster.com and doors for the event open at 5 p.m. ET.

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

WBO AND PUERTO RICAN BOXERS GIVE TOYS AND BICYCLES TO KIDS IN MAYAGÜEZ

MAYAGÜEZ, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), former WBO Welterweight Champion Carlos “El Indio” Quintana and some Puerto Rican prospects give today toys and bicycles to the kids at the Yagüez Public Residential Comlex in Mayagüez as part of their program “Kids Drug Free”.

WBO President, Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, along with Quintana, prospects as Luis Orlando del Valle, Victor Bisbal, Jeffrey Fontanez and amateur female bóxer Mercedes Alicea, share with the kids giving them hundreds of toys and 10 bicycles.

“I advice the kids to keep in the school and the sports. Say no to drugs and always obey your parents”, Valcarcel said.

Meanwhile Quintana said “I want to thank the WBO for giving this kids of the west area (of Puerto Rico) this opportunity and this toys and bicycles. I like to be here always in this activities with the kids, helping them”.

Also in the event were community leaders Luis Rivera and Norma Miranda, and Efraín de Jesús, in representation of the Mayor José Guillermo Rodríguez, WBO executives Adolfo Flores, Manuel Marrero Hueca and Luis Pérez, and referees and judges José H. Rivera, Roberto Ramírez Jr., Raúl Nieves and Hernando Steidel.

Third World Title Fight Added to Feb 11 Jimmy Lange Boxing Card; Stewart vs. Watts for WBU 147-lb Championship in Co-Main Event

Fairfax, Va. (December 15, 2011) – Jimmy Lange Boxing officials today announced a third world title fight on the February 11, 2012 card at the Patriot Center, a showdown between ring veterans Michael “No Joke” Stewart and Joe Wyatt. The ten-round co-main event will be for the vacant World Boxing Union (WBU) welterweight championship.

Fighting out of New Castle, Del., Stewart (47-6-3, 24 KOs) is a former no. 1 ranked light welterweight contender who beat Charles Tschorniawsky to capture the United States Boxing Association’s (USBA) 140-lb. title. He successfully defended his USBA crown against Ivan Robinson and Terron Millett. The 15-year veteran has fought former world champions Ricky Hatton (for the WBU light welterweight title) and D.C.’s Sharmba Mitchell during his career. He competed in the second season of The Contender, losing to eventual winner Grady Brewer in the quarterfinals. Last September in his Patriot Center debut, Stewart easily dispatched Jimmy LeBlanc, knocking him down in each of the first two rounds and scoring a TKO at 1:47 of the second round.

Wyatt (23-2, 15 KOs) showed little signs of ring rust after a four-year layoff in his spirited slugfest against Jimmy Lange at the Patriot Center on November 6, 2010. The Newark, NJ-based fighter went toe-to-toe with Lange for 10 rounds before losing by knockout in the waning seconds of the fight, considered one of the most exciting and dramatic bouts ever at the Fairfax venue. The former top 20 world contender lost to undefeated Reda Zam Zam for the World Boxing Association’s (WBA) Inter-Continental light middleweight title prior to his return bout. Wyatt went 25 bouts without a loss, dating back to the start of his pro career in 2000. Within that time, he defeated George Klinesmith to capture the World Boxing Organization’s (WBO) North American Boxing Organization’s (NABO) welterweight crown.

WBU junior middleweight champion Jimmy Lange will defend his title (opponent to be determined) in the Main Event, while Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson will face Vashon “Lady V” Living for the vacant Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) middleweight championship belt. Also on the card is Todd “White Lightning” Wilson taking on Fernando “El Latigo” Basora.
Doors will open at 6:00 pm, with the first fight scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm. All bouts are subject to change.

Tickets, priced at $35, $50, $75, $125, $200, $300 and $500 (plus applicable service charges), will be available for purchase through all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com/ and via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT and 410-547-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 703-993-3035. NOTE: There is a special 25% holiday discount offer on $75, $125, $200, $300 and $500 tickets, until December 24. Please note that this holiday discount is NOT available for $35 and $50 tickets. The offer, courtesy of Jeff Valcourt, is valid on purchases made in person at the Patriot Center Box Office or by buying online at Ticketmaster’s website (http://tinyurl.com/bq24arx).

Article posted on 15.12.2011



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