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Unbeaten Native American cruiserweight Shawn Hawk on Jones Jr-Badi undercard

BOISE, Idaho (June 29, 2006) - Unbeaten Crow Creek Sioux cruiserweight Shawn Hawk (11-0, 8 KOs) rated No. 19 by the North American Boxing Association, fights Doug "The Kid" Kaluza (17-5-1, 10 KOs) in an eight-round bout on the "Hold Nothing Back!" pay-per-view show, headlined by the return of five-time world champion Roy Jones, Jr. challenging North American Boxing Organization light heavyweight champion Prince Badi "The Boxing Prince" Ajamu, July 29 at the Qwest Arena in Boise, Idaho..

"Hold Nothing Back!" -- presented by Xyience, Inc. in association with Sports and Entertainment Media, Inc. -- will be broadcast live in North America on cable and satellite PPV beginning at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT. The event is being produced and distributed for North American Pay Per View by Integrated Sports and will be available in more than 50-million homes in the United States and Canada via InDemand, TVN, DirecTV & Dish Network in the US and Viewer's Choice & Bell ExpressVu in Canada. The suggested retail price for the PPV telecast is only $24.95.

Hawk, 22, comes from the Crow Creek Reservation in South Dakota. He moved with his family as a youngster to Chicago and started boxing at the age of seven. His father and brother both have boxing backgrounds, the latter having fought in the Toughman Contest world championships. The Hawk family returned to the Crow Creek Reservation six years ago.

Shawn turned pro May 15, 2004, defeating Miguel Munoz by first-round TKO at 4 Bears Casino in New Town, North Dakota. Hawk then moved to Idaho, where he's fought five times, and fights out if Coeur d'Alene. His goals include winning a title belt, gaining recognition and earning money for the Crow Creek Reservation, attending college and majoring in business and tribal management.

Hall of Fame bound Jones (49-4, 38 KOs) has been world champion in four different weight classes, ranging from middleweight up to heavyweight. His much-anticipated comeback after 10 months away from the ring is against Prince Badi (25-2-1, 14 KOs), who is rated No. 5 by the World Boxing Council and No. 8 by the World Boxing Organization.

Idaho icon Kenny "The Emmett Eliminator" Keene (51-3, 28 KOs) fights ex-International Boxing Federation champion "King" Arthur Williams (42-14-1, 29 KOs) in a 10-round Special Cruiserweight Attraction.

Former IBF light heavyweight champion William "KO King" Guthrie (33-3-2, 26 KOs), of Palm Beach Gardens (FL), takes on Luke Munsen (19-5, 13 KOs), fighting out of Spokane (WA), in a 12-round title fight for the vacant IBF International cruiserweight belt.

Also added to the card is a 10-round Special Heavyweight Attraction between Memphis (TN) veteran Frank Wood (26-3, 18 KOs), the reigning Mid-South heavyweight title-holder, against Mexican heavyweight champion Saul "La Cobra" Montana (47-13, 41 KOs). Wood has won his last seven in a row, six by knockout, while Montana is 12-2 in his last 14 fights. He holds a victory against Keene in an IBA cruiserweight title fight, fought Virgil Hill for the WBA light heavyweight belt, James Toney for the IBA super cruiserweight title, and Vassiliy Jirov for the IBF cruiserweight crown six years ago in Boise.

The exciting uncle and nephew combination featuring light middleweight Edgar Hernandez (3-0) and lightweight Mario Hernandez (3-0, 2 KOs), from Caldwell (ID), is scheduled to fight opponents to be determined.

Tickets, priced at $50, $100, $150, $250 and $350 (plus handling fees), are on sale and available exclusively at the Qwest Arena Box Office. Call 208.331.TIXS (8947), toll free 888.330.TIXS (8497), or go on line at www.qwestarenaidaho.com.

Article posted on 29.06.2006



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