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Collision Course: A Night of Champions PPV Friday night in AC

23.01.06 - Former two-time world champion Stevie "Lil' But Bad" Johnston (37-3-1, 17 KOs) and world light heavyweight contender Prince Badi Ajamu (24-2-1, 13 KOs) will be in action Friday night (Jan. 27) in separate fights January 27 in "Collision Course, A Night of Champions," featuring three world championship matches and two other title fights, at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey..

Johnston, the reigning NABC light welterweight champion and rated No. 9 by the World Boxing Council in the super lightweight division, is matched against former NABF and WBC Fecarbox lightweight title-holder Steve "The Mongoose" Quinonez (31-9-1, 11 KOs) for the vacant IBO light welterweight title in one of four guaranteed "Collision Course, A Night of Champions" pay-per-view card matches on the show promoted by Star Boxing, and presented by Silverhawk Boxing, Guilty Boxing, and Xyience. The special pay-per-view event is offered in the United States, Canada, France, Russia, Indonesia and Greece at a suggested retail price of only $24.95. Local cable providers should be contacted to order the PPV.

WBC rated No. 11 Prince Badi defends his WBC Continental Americas light heavyweight title, as well as fight for the vacant NABO championship, against Galen Brown (22-3-1, 15 KOs).

Johnston and Prince Badi, both fighting out of Vero Beach (FL), are promoted by Silverhawk Boxing, managed by Rider Boxing, and trained by famed Buddy McGirt.

The guaranteed minimum four-fight PPV card is headlined by former three-time world champion Virgil "Quicksilver" Hill (49-5, 23 KOs) -- Silverhawk Boxing has a marketing agreement with him versus unbeaten Russian challenger Valery Brudov (20-0, 23 KOs) for the vacant WBA regular" cruiserweight championship in the 12-round main event.

In addition to Hill-Brudov and Johnston-Quinonez, the other guaranteed PPV fights are IBF minimumweight title-holder Muhammad "The Rock Breaker" Rachman (50-7-4, 22 KOs) against No. 1 contender Omar "Lobito" Soto (14-2-1, 10 KOs) and "Mighty" Mike Aranoutis (14-0-2, 6 KOs) meets Marc Thompson (13-0) for the NABO/USBA super lightweight crowns.

Tickets, priced at $200, $150, $100, $75, $50 (sold out) and $35, may be purchased at the Tropicana box office (800.526.2935, 609.340.4020) or by calling Ticketmaster (800.736.1420).

For more information about Silverhawk Boxing visit its web site at www.silverhawkboxing.com

Article posted on 24.01.2006



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