21.09.05 - A lack of sufficient promotional time and competition from professional sports teams in St. Louis has resulted in the postponement of a Sept. 30 boxing event in St. Louis that had been announced on Sept. 7 by Don King Productions and the Savvis Center..
The card was to have featured a minimum of three world championship matches: Virgil “Quicksilver” Hill vs. undefeated No. 1 contender Valery Brudov for the World Boxing Association cruiserweight title; World Boxing Association junior middleweight champion Daniel Santos defending his belt against undefeated North American Boxing Organization champion Joe Wyatt; and International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight champion Luis “El Demoledor” Perez facing Hugo “Rambo” Ramirez.
“With a busy fall sports calendar and a short window before Sept. 30, the fight didn't make the immediate impact with the public that we had hoped for,” said Savvis Center Sr. VP and General Manager Dennis Petrullo. “After staging one of the most successful boxing events in history in February, we decided it would be best to postpone this card and reschedule it after we find a better date to present the event. Savvis Center remains committed to boxing and looks forward to announcing a new date soon.”
Don King Productions and the Savvis Center presented Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks vs. Zab “Super” Judah II on Feb. 5. The event sold out in advance and was attended by 22,370 fans—one of the highest indoor arena crowds in history.