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Fight Night At The Fitz on Sept. 10

06.09.05 - Prize Fight Promotions in association with Fitzgeralds Tunica, Miller Lite, Bill Heard Chevrolet and the DeSoto Atheletic Club is proud to present “Fight Night At The Fitz” on Saturday September 10th at Fitzgeralds Tunica..

The fight card will feature six exciting fights headlined by the undefeated Leon Bobo 9-0 (1 KO) battling tough nosed Carlos Valdez 10-3 (4 KO’s) for the Mid-South Jr. Lightweight Title. Bobo, from St. Louis, will meet Valdez, from Phoenix, in the eight round main event for the vacant Mid-South Title. “I have worked hard for this opportunity. This is a huge step in my career. First the Mid-South Title and then god willing many world titles to come.” said Bobo.

The card, which will be televised via tape delay on UPN 30, will also feature 5 exciting undercard bouts.

Rayonta Whitfield 9-0 (3 KO’s) from Augusta, GA will meet Carlos Zambrano 8-12-1 (1 KO) in an eight round Bantamweight match. The fight card will also feature an entertaining feature bout between Lana Alexander and Christy Sepulvado.

The ladies will battle it out in a 4 round Lightweight war. Pete Johnson 5-4-1 (4 KO’s) will clash with Steve Verdin a veteran of over 25 fights in a six round Jr. Middleweight fight. Johnson from Tunica, MS will bring his large following to Fitzgeralds. “I love fighting at home. The excitement of the crowd energizes me. My friends and my family are close by to support me,” a proud Johnson stated.

DeAndrey Abron 4-0 (3 KO’s) from Youngstown, OH will meet James Johnson 18-16-2 (11 KO’s) from Shreveport, LA in a 6 round Light Heavyweight battle.

Wrapping up the exciting fight card will be the explosive Ty Barnett 4-0 (3 KO’s), who fights out of the same stable as the well known Anthony and Lamont Peterson. Barnett will meet Theodore Anderson in a 4 round lightweight match.

“This card is sure to be explosive. Anytime we can get this many world class fighters in the same building there is sure to be electricity!” said a jubilant Brian Young. “If I was a fight fan I wouldn’t miss this one for the world."

Tickets for the event are $30 and may be purchased by calling the Fitzgeralds gift shop at (662)-363-5825. All individuals who purchase a ticket will receive a “Free Mid- Night Buffet” courtesy of Fitzgeralds.

Article posted on 06.09.2005



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